It was July 5th and a hot summer’s evening in NYC with temperatures in the nineties.
We met up with the team at Bryant Park by the fountain. We met Johnny there who was a newcomer to the team and was full of questions. He believed healing was true but had not seen it himself. He had been watching several videos about healing and had prayed for several people but had not seen anyone he prayed for actually get healed. He used as an example, the pain he had in his knee and shared that 3 people had already prayed for it but he had not been healed. Continue reading Street Healing in New York City
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Continue reading Sons And Daughters Of God
Ever since I was a kid in school, I loved Show & Tell. It would be a welcome relief from all the teaching just to sit back and watch as other kids would bring in an object and then tell the class what they knew about it. One day a boy caught every child spellbound when he told about ice cream. Unfortunately he only brought in pictures and books and talked about how it was made and not the real thing. But being overly familiar with the stuff, in our mind’s eye, we could all taste it and hung on his every word.
Then one day came my turn. So I brought in a Dutch sailboat made out of a wooden shoe with sail and all. My parents were Dutch immigrants and had brought this fine specimen with them from their old country, Holland. The kids loved it as I am sure they had never seen such a thing before.
Every kid loved Show & Tell and none were ever bored or looking out the window as they would with the everyday teachings. It was a live show and a hands on demonstration that captured everyone’s attention and held it captivated every second until the show was over. Continue reading Show & Tell
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
Before God created man, He created the angels. He created them perfect, beautiful and without sin. Even Lucifer was created perfect and was called son of the morning and the bright and morning star. Until iniquity was found in him when he tried to exalt himself above God and led many angels astray with him in his rebellion against God. That is when he fell from heaven to earth and from that moment on, he was called Satan, which literally means “Adversary.” Continue reading Choose You This Day Whom You Will Serve!
First of all, you must believe that you can be healed because of the price that Jesus paid by His stripes at the whipping post.
Just as it is forever settled that it is absolutely God’s will that none should perish because He sent His only Son that whosoever should believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life because Jesus paid the price at the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, likewise it is forever settled that it is absolutely God’s will that none should be sick because He sent His only Son that whosoever should believe that by His stripes we are healed should not be sick because Jesus paid the price in His broken body at the whipping post for the healing of our bodies and that He is entitled to receive that which He has paid the price for in full.
There are so many unbelieving “believers”, as Smith Wigglesworth called them, that claim to believe in salvation by faith, but are unwilling to believe in healing by the same faith. Continue reading What Must I Do To Be Healed?
As exciting as it is to see someone you pray for instantly get healed, it is even more thrilling to see one of your team members perform their very first healing.
Anand, one of our newest team members, joined us for one of our outreaches to a local outdoor flea market. We approached a young woman who was walking with a cane. Her name was Isabella and she was there with her husband, her son and her mother. She said that she had pain in her right leg but mostly in her left foot. You could see that she was wearing two completely different shoes.
She had gotten an infection in her foot which had progressively gotten worse and was walking around with this for 6 months. She was scheduled to go to a special clinic in New York to have surgery on her foot. Continue reading Activating A New Team Member
We decided to have a team outreach at the Fall Foliage Festival in Port Jervis, NY, right over the border from New Jersey.
I have never seen so many people needing healing all gathered in one place. It looked like an invalid ward and as if someone had planned a special outing for people with disabilities. The fields were literally “white already to harvest” as it says in John 4:35. I usually keep a log of people prayed for but there was no time to take any notes at all. The minute you were done praying for one person, another captive soul needing deliverance stood in front of you with a cane, crutches or in a wheelchair. We really had a field day!
Here are just a few of our encounters:
One lady got very scared. She walked with a cane and her foot was hurting her. She very nonchalantly accepted my offer to pray for her. “Sure you can pray for me.” she said with an attitude like, what could that possibly do for me? The minute I bent down, laid my hand on her foot and commanded the pain to go, I looked up and her casual demeanor and smiling face had suddenly disappeared and was replaced by an expression of horror. As she backed away from she exclaimed: “What are you? You are scaring me!” I assured her that it wasn’t me but Jesus who had just instantly healed her to prove to her that He loves her by setting her free of her pain. She turned around and walked away quickly, quite confused and quite without using her cane! Continue reading Festival Of Healings
It is always a blessing to see the men coming forward at the Goodwill Rescue Mission to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Every time we go we have a harvest!
When the service was over, I noticed a man with one leg shorter than the other talking to one of the ministers. It was quite noticeable as he wore a special platform shoe to compensate for the difference. He said his name was Charles and that he was born that way. I asked if I could pray for him and after he accepted, I sat him down on a chair, lifted his legs up and commanded his right leg to grown out in the name of Jesus and match up to his left leg. “I can feel it stretching!” he exclaimed. His leg came out quite a bit but not all the way. “Now that it started growing, it is going to grow all the way.” I assured him. He was very grateful.
As I packed up my music gear and headed towards the door, I noticed a man sitting in a chair by the door with a cane. “What’s the cane for?” I inquired. “O, it’s my ankle.” he replied. His name was Juan and he accepted my offer to pray for him and his ankle was instantly healed. “You won’t need that cane anymore!” I chided him. Continue reading 4 Healings At The Mission
My daughter, Jamie, started a conversation with a Muslim mother and daughter we met at a flea market. She tried to share Jesus with both of them but the conversation was not going anywhere. Debating just led to them digging their heels in deeper and they were not willing to give an inch. I joined in the conversation.
“Do you believe that all the prophets in the Qur’an speak the truth?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Do you believe that Jesus was a prophet?”
“Yes, we do.”
“So then you believe that everything Jesus said was the truth?”
“Yes, we do.”
“Well, Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but through me.” Do you believe that?”
“It does not say that in the Qur’an.”
Ugh! Etc, etc, etc. Continue reading Muslims Meet Jesus Up Close And Personal
“Saved from what?” you might ask. Separation from God, is the answer. “But I don’t need God in my life.” No, you probably don’t believe that you do at the moment. That’s only because you cannot see the other world yet that is hidden from you right now. But someday you will see it and your eyes will be opened. You only have natural eyes right now. Someday you will have spiritual eyes once your natural eyes have died with the rest of your body. Your spirit will live on and then you will see what you have been missing all this time. Continue reading What Must I Do To Be Saved?
We were out on the streets in New York City with our team and bumped into a group of Empire State Building Observatory Ticket Sellers.
We approached Ramone who said he had pain in his back. He was already a believer in Jesus but had been suffering from severe back pain for the last 4 months. When he was prayed for by Josh and John, he was instantly healed and set free. He was so thrilled and was excited to share his testimony on video (see below).
He also prayed with us and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. He said he could feel it in his stomach. This was the rivers of living waters flowing from his belly as Jesus talks about in John 7:38.
He was so excited that he called over his friend and fellow Ticket Seller, George who also had pain in his back, and told him to let me pray for him. However, when I started to pray for George, I suddenly realized that this would be a terrific opportunity to activate Ramone in the grace of healing (it is not really a special “gift” of healing but a “charisma” in Greek or “grace effect” of having and operating in the Holy Spirit given to every believer that will simply walk in it and exercise it by faith) and let him heal his friend George . Continue reading On Top Of The World
After a week at the JGLM Annual Conference, it was time to go home. I had arranged for a shuttle to pick me up at my hotel and take me to the airport. When the shuttle arrived, the driver greeted me with a big, friendly smile as he took my suitcase. I introduced myself and he told me his name was Tucker. He had a bit of an accent but he spoke good English. I quickly learned that he was from Liberia and that he and his wife wanted to move back there next year. Liberia, I looked it up, is a country about the size of the state of Maine on the west coast of Africa nestled between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.
He asked me what I did and I shared with him that I was a minister. I also explained that I was here in Dallas at a conference this past week to learn how to train people in healing. “So you can really heal people?” he questioned me. “Yes. Do you have any pain in your body?” I asked him. “Oh, yes! My back is really hurting right now.” he responded. “No problem.” I said, “Let me pray for you”. Continue reading Sending The Message To Liberia
One of the greatest biblical discoveries of all time!
Model representation of the Ark of the Covenant
The ark of the covenant mysteriously disappeared around the time of the Babylonian exile and has not been seen for 2,600 years. This is the ark that God commanded Moses to build in Exodus 25:10-22.
It was made out of shittim (acacia) wood overlaid with pure gold. With the cubit at 25 inches, the dimensions would be 5’2.5″ long, 37.5″ high and 37.5″ wide. It had a crown of gold round about and four rings of gold at the corners, two on each side. To be able to carry the ark, two staves were made of the same wood and also overlaid with gold and placed through each of the two rings on each side. Continue reading Where Is The Ark?
David Hobday, one of our team members, was with us in New York City on one of our mission trips when he wanted to buy some nuts from a street vendor. As he was paying for the nuts, he casually asked her if she had any pain in her body. She said that she had pain in her back.
So Dave offered to pray for her back and she accepted. After he prayed and commanded the pain to go and her back to be healed, he told her to look for the pain. She politely ignored his instructions and thanked him. Like most people, she did not expect anything to happen. Continue reading Going Nuts – Lady Vendor Gets Instantly Healed
Most people go shopping for food or clothes or something else. I go shopping for healings.
My wife likes it that I volunteer to go shopping for her, even if it sometimes takes a lot longer than usual. That’s because I seek to find people in need of prayer so I can pray for them and set them free. And the best place to find people is to go where most people go…shopping! Continue reading Shopping For Healings
The biggest problem most homeless people face is identity theft. Think about it. In our complex society, you need a valid ID, a driver’s license or a passport to be able to buy an airplane ticket and to board an airplane. One of the requirements to obtain a valid ID is a birth certificate which, if you have no money or resources, is almost impossible to secure.
Homeless people are exposed all the time. We have witnessed the brazen theft of a cup of change from one homeless woman by another homeless thug in broad daylight right in front of our noses. She was so distraught that she started crying. However, we were able to bless her and many other people around her, who had also witnessed this atrocity, and who came rushing to her aid stretching forth their hands with $20 bills. She was so elated and comforted once again. Continue reading Homeless, Healed & Blessed
Why is it that most Christians today do not believe Jesus?
O sure, they believe in Jesus but do they believe what Jesus said? O sure, they believe some of the things Jesus said but do they believe everything Jesus said. O sure, they believe He said it, but do they believe that He really meant everything He said? O sure, they believe that He meant what He said, but do they believe that He meant it for all believers? O sure, they believe that He meant it for some of the believers like the apostles and disciples, but do they believe it applies to today’s believers? O sure, they believe that some of it applies to today’s believers, but do they believe it applies to them as believers? O sure, they believe some of it applies to them, but do they believe that all of it applies directly to them today and to them personally? Continue reading A New Pair Of Spectacles
My wife and I were casually shopping at IKEA and decided to have lunch there. After we sat down at our table somewhere in the middle of the dining room, a man with a cane slowly mozied by our table and headed to a table in the back. When we finished, I said to her, “Why don’t you take the trays so I can go minister to that man back there?” She agreed and I went to go find him.
“How did you know I was here?” He asked amazed that I had even noticed him. I had introduced myself to him as a minister who prays for people and God heals them and asked if I could pray for him since I had noticed he was walking with a cane. His name was Laurence and he explained that his legs were crushed by the Japanese during the war. Continue reading Crushed Legs Instantly Healed
I can’t really remember when it started but it was about 22 years ago. It was a pain in my left shoulder and arm that went all the way down to my hand. It started gradually but got worse every day until I could not use my hand or move my arm at all without experiencing severe pain. It even hurt while I was sleeping and would wake me up if I turned in my bed.
It was most annoying, not to mention, most uncomfortable. One day my young son came running up to me and said “Hey, dad!” while he tapped on my hand. I almost went through the roof. “What’s wrong with your hand?” he asked. “Nothing.” I said. I did not want him to know or to worry that there was anything wrong. The closest thing I could describe it as would be rheumatoid arthritis although I don’t really know because I never went to a doctor to have it checked out. Partly because I did not want a doctor to establish a name for it but mostly because I wanted the Lord to heal it.
After much praying and reflection I firmly believed it to be a spiritual attack from the enemy. I played guitar in church and had pretty much devoted my life to only writing, playing and singing Christian music. I knew that the enemy did not like that and I was convinced that it was a demonic attack to prevent me from glorifying the Lord with my playing music. Continue reading Did You Believe That You Received?
On July 7th of 2016 at 2:42 PM, I received an urgent prayer request from JGLM headquarters entitled “Missing Person, NJ”. Here is what the message said:
I live in NJ and Clarissa is my daughter, 35 and is having a mental, physical problems. She is missing, and I need prayer for her. I need every prayer for restoration and healing and freedom, I know God can restore. Please call me.
I called the requestor who was her mother, Francine (all names have been changed to protect their identities). She was frantic that her daughter, with mental issues, had left her house several days ago without a trace of where she went. She had been calling everyone she knew to no avail. Now she was asking for prayer for her daughter to be found and restored to her. Continue reading Missing Person Found Same Day
Since my wife was out for dinner with one of her longtime friends, I decided to stop in to my favorite hot dog stand, Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, NJ, on the way home from ministering at the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark. I’m not really a big hot dog fan but their relish is out of this world!
This is an indoor stand with eating counters all around and two stand up eating tables in the middle. As I was thoroughly enjoying my meal at the one stand up table, I overheard two young guys speak Spanish at the next stand up table. They had finished their meal and were now finishing their beers. I was just about done and thought to myself I have two choices. One, I could just leave and all I would have had was a meal. Or, two, I could strike up a conversation with these guys and see what the Lord makes of it. I decided for the latter as it was a much more exciting prospect. Continue reading Hot Dog And A Healing
Realizing that it is physically impossible for us to be everywhere when there is a need for prayer for healing, and since we are not the Holy Spirit who can be omnipresent, we are teaching the body of Christ how to operate in the same power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus did when He ministered to us while He was here on the earth.
No true, born again believer can say that he or she cannot heal, be healed or that they were not given the gift of healing. Quite the opposite is true. In Jesus, and by His stripes, we were all given the gift and grace of healing for ourselves and to accomplish healing in others without any exceptions whatsoever. Continue reading Our Mission
About three months ago, David showed up to one of our training meetings on a night we had not scheduled one. He even brought his friend, Dennis. So we had a special meeting just for him and his friend. It was great.
In his spare time David is a Christian rapper and goes by the name FireJaws. He even has a website firejaws.com. He had a million questions and wondered why he did not see instant healings when he prayed for people. Continue reading The Activation of David Hobday
When I was a young believer, my wife and I travelled to a business convention in Pennsylvania with our one year old baby boy. We stayed in a hotel across from a shopping mall. My wife and my son stayed at the hotel while I attended the conference.
The second day during the lunch break, I went back to our room. I opened the door only to be met with hysterical crying from our baby who apparently had an earache. My wife was frazzled and trying everything she could think of to try to calm him down. When she said that we had to take him to a doctor, it was my turn to become frazzled because we could not afford a doctor after all the money we had just spent on the convention and the hotel. Continue reading My Very First Healing
A woman in a red wheelchair was being pushed by her son on 42nd Street towards Times Square in New York City. She was accompanied by her husband walking next to her on her left and her daughter in law on her right.
I caught up to them and offered the son for me to pray for his mom. He just looked at me in a blank stare. So I asked him a second time. Still, just a blank stare. Maybe he doesn’t speak English, I thought? So I asked him if he spoke English. Continue reading Healing On 42nd Street
After my wife and I had spent 3 weeks in Holland visiting our families, I needed to return to New Jersey for business. For the next week or so I lived like a bachelor, working, eating and sleeping when I wanted without any regard to time of day.
One night I was standing at my bathroom counter reading my bible on my iPad. Since the counter is low, I was standing wide legged and without realizing it, must have been standing in that position for over an hour. When I noticed that it was past 2 AM, I decided I should go to bed. Continue reading According To Your Faith
This world is not what it appears to be. A world fashioned to deceive and distract from the one thing that is the most important…our Creator. At this very moment there is a pitched battle going on for your soul, both in the seen and the unseen worlds.
The enemy does not want you, but he sure does not want your Father and especially His Son to have you either. He has never cared for you and never will. Your are just a pawn to him. Just a tool to strike back at the One who has defeated him and put him to public shame. Continue reading Welcome To The Real World