Today I was blessed to go into a nearby shopping mall with some friends for coffee, but God opened up opportunities for us to talk to people individually, and ultimately share the love and healing and saving power of Jesus. After chatting with a lady in a wheelchair, I mentioned arthritis, and she confirmed that that was the reason she had been in a wheelchair, and said she had been unable to walk for at least 12 months. She was happy to receive healing prayer. As I prayed for her she felt warmth on her legs. God was clearly touching her. I asked her as a step of faith to try walking out of her wheelchair. It has to be remembered that if someone has been confined to a wheelchair for a long time that even when they receive healing, the lack of muscle use can cause problems with walking. The lady testified to improvement in pain levels though, and then as she walked felt tangible improvement. She did say that she was not completely better, but after I prayed for her again, she said she felt better, and as you see this unfold in this video, you can see the joy on her face at the end as God has touched her. She was taking longer strides as well:
Also another friend Dan prayed for a man with partial deafness and there were indications that God had touched him too. With all the noise in the busy shopping area, it might be that he could fully know what The Lord had done as he went home.
Another in our group Emma felt led to share a word of knowledge with a waiter in a coffee bar we all went to later, and he confirmed the word was true, and she led him to Jesus Christ! I was encouraged to have been out with anointed Christians who love Jesus, and are passionate about seeing people’s lives radically transformed by The Lord!
God is moving in the UK! He is sending his healing fire and refining fire to the church to take out into the world. Special meetings are still continuing in churches in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and people are getting saved as well as healed. The Lord spoke to me this week in a time of prayer about what has happened in the church mirroring what I believe will happen soon in our nation, genuine revival. I have been encouraged to see people healed and saved, but when true revival comes, people get more convicted about their sin so that they surrender their whole lives to Jesus, join a good church, and are less likely to backslide. Just as the healing outpourings have seen many Christians healed and God’s refining fire is now hitting the church (see Leviticus 6 verse 13), so we will see a healing revival where people not only receive miracles that touch their physical bodies, the evidence of the reality of Jesus and His love for them, but that they get truly convicted of their sin, and conversions are more durable. Yes, we can and we will have authentic revival with signs, wonders, and miracles and mass harvest of souls. Not only that, we can believe that those God harvests through us will themselves become harvesters.
Also, God clearly spoke to me this week about a verse that we can all embrace. John 20 verse 21 says: “Peace to you! As The Father has sent me, I also send you.” What an awesome promise to boost our faith! We can pray for people with confidence and authority as a result. Jesus sends us with the same Spirit that The Father sent Him to minister with!
Here’s a final thought: isn’t it time the church stopped focusing on some of the failures of our leaders, and start focusing on Jesus Christ, His unquenchable fire for worldwide harvest, and the need for us to carry all that He has given us to the lost? This is not to excuse moral failure, but it is about getting our priorities right. We must also encourage, support, and pray for restoration of those who have struggled. We should not dishonour high profile ministers whom God has used to radically impact millions of lives. We have all sinned but God desires to use us all, and He loves each one of us dearly. God sees beyond our failures. If we are to love outsiders, we must love our brothers and sisters in the church (John 13 verse 35). Can any of us qualify to be used in ministry based upon our own righteousness? No, it’s all about the love of God.