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Miracle healing of arthritis in Dudley England

August 20, 2008

1) Report 2) Video testimony of miracle healing in Dudley 3) Comment

1) Today I was expecting The Lord to do wonderful things in town, and He didn’t disappoint me! During my prayer time, God had laid on my heart what Jesus Himself had prayed in John 17 verse 18: “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” When Jesus commissioned the disciples in John 20 he said in verse 21 “Peace to you. As The Father has sent Me, I also send you.” What an amazing revelation and promise! This is available for each of us so we can show people how real Jesus is. Look at John 14 verse 12: “Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” The ultimate purpose for this Jesus states in verse 13: “that The Father may be glorified in The Son.”
Today I prayed for a man who had recently converted to the Mormon church. He was suffering from psoriasis, and chronic eczema. As I have been healed of eczema many years ago after a word of knowledge from Benny Hinn I always pray with confidence when I pray for someone with skin conditions. As I prayed laying my hands on his hands he felt heat on his legs and told me he also had the condition on his legs which I hadn’t known before. My prayer is that he would discover the true Jesus of the Bible, and not the deception of Mormonism. I prayed for a lady with high blood pressure and a hip problem. After I had done this, a couple approached me asking if I could help them. They had seen me pray for the other lady. This encouraged me because I had prayed for people to approach me and also it meant they must have some faith too to believe for miracles. I could see that the lady was in much pain. She had been suffering with arthritis, particularly in her left leg. I asked her to bend her leg. She could hardly bend it at all without pain. I prayed for her, and the pain left her completely as she felt “the presence of someone else” touch her, and freedom of movement returned! She was amazed as she told her husband how the pain had gone! They both got born again as well praying the prayer of salvation, removing doubt about where they will go when they die. The lady shares her miracle here. See this:

3) The move of God’s Spirit that started in Lakeland Florida and has come here to England and other parts of the world seems to show no signs of stopping. In fact, revival is coming to the UK, and clearly healings, signs, wonders, and miracles will be an important part of it. I want to take time to personally honour my pastor Trevor Baker for his input into my life, and also Todd Bentley of Fresh Fire Ministries who came here while I was on The School of the Supernatural in October 2007, and who God has used so mightily in this current revival. The wonderful thing about the worldwide outpouring and revival is that it is not about any one individual though, but The Lord Jesus Christ building His Kingdom through the body of Christ. Today I watched The Olympics where the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record by running to gold in a time of 19.3 seconds. He had previously won gold in the 100m breaking the world record but what was interesting about this race was that he was focused on the winning line, did not look to the left and the right to his other competitors, and ran flat out to achieve the record. In the same way we are called to surrender everything to Jesus, and as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9 verse 24: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” Does that involve pointing the finger at others? No, we must “press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3 verse 14)

Young woman receives miracle healing from arthritis in Dudley

July 22, 2008

Today I went into the streets with my son Justin and his friend Ben. Justin noticed a young woman with piercings and tatoos and encouraged Ben to go with him and share Christ with her. As they did so, another young woman called Jo came up to them, and they chatted. It emerged that Jo had suffered with arthritis on a long term basis. She told us she was in pain. I told her about the website and she was happy to be filmed as we prayed for her. What happened next was glorious because Jesus touched her, she tangibly felt fire on her back, felt lightheaded as God touched her body, and she got instantly miraculously healed. See this:

While she wasn’t ready to accept Christ at this point, I was aware that Jo was very interested in what we had all shared with her, and most of all we didn’t just have a message in word only, but in power. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 1 verse 5 “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” (King James Version)
It’s also important for us to remember that we’re there to facilitate people having an encounter with God and ultimately it is down to the individual what they do with Jesus once they have discovered how real He is, and how much He loves them. What is certain is what I said in yesterday’s blog entry that documents two salvations that occured as a result of a miracle healing. Once someone has received an obvious experience of God whether it be through a word of knowledge, a miracle healing, or His tangible presence, it’s something they are likely to remember for a very long time, perhaps their whole life! We as the body of Christ have the responsibility to show people how real Jesus Christ is through love, compassion, and His miracle working power.
There are enough videos of the kingdom of darkness on the internet with the likes of violence and pornography, isn’t it time the church demonstrated The Kingdom of Heaven outside of the four walls of church buildings? Let’s believe that many people will encounter Jesus as a result, and there will be a great harvest of souls. Now’s the time we all need to surrender ourselves fully to The Lord, and press in to see full scale revival. To God be all the glory.

Woman healed of arthritis, pain goes!

July 16, 2008

Today, God lead me to pray for 3 people. I prayed for a couple. The woman had arthritis in her legs. I prayed and The Lord took the pain away and freedom of movement returned to her. She shares her testimony here:

Also, I prayed for her husband who had a hearing problem in his right ear needing a hearing aid. I prayed he took out his hearing aid to check, and he testified of improvement. This couple were both believers, but passers by were able to see that God was doing something. I also prayed for another Christian with arthritis with my wife Sasha and she testified of improvement too. God also gave both of us prophetic words for her which we shared which encouraged her.
We’ve now had over 80 days of outpouring meetings in our church. Charlie Robinson is speaking this week.
The Lord is healing people, and building His Kingdom sovereignly. God’s Word says in Galatians 6 verse 9 : “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” I want to encourage you if you’ve been witnessing for Jesus and even prayed for people and not seen much fruit yet. Not every person that I have prayed for has got healed. We are just called to lay hands on the sick, and believe for their recovery. It’s God that does it, all He wants is our hearts, our motives to be pure, and our obedience. We need to persist in allowing Him to use us to advance His Kingdom. Let all the attention and focus be on Him for what He does in signs, wonders, and miracles. I hope and believe that there will come a time when it will be normal for thousands even millions of Christians around the world to be moving in His Kingdom power. There’s no reason why that time can’t be now. Praying for the sick and infirm on the streets is not for those “extra special” people, it’s for all of us. If we’re born again, then the same Spirit which raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. Together, we can be nation changers. To God be all the glory.

I want to recommend another blog to readers which documents people taking prophetic and healing evangelism out onto the streets. Go here for more.

Todd Bentley, Lakeland revival, God TV, and The Dudley outpouring

July 12, 2008

Update January 19th 2013: In the light of history it’s easy to be critical of the Lakeland outpouring, and although mistakes were made, it must not be forgotten that for the most part it was an authentic and powerful move of God that saw many awesome testimonies fully documented. I stand by the original article I wrote in 2008 that you can see here in that I believe God’s desire through Lakeland was to empower the church for harvest. Was there an excessive focus on the evangelist on the platform? Yes and as a result I believe that that hindered what God wanted to do through it. History shows that in past revivals The Church squandered golden opportunities it was given to be restored to its Early Church paradigm of moving in love, unity and great power to see a glorious harvest of souls, and go beyond what even the early church walked in. The same mistakes must not be made again. Too many people look to the minister at the front and feel inadequate. This comes down to a misperception of their identity. Higher levels of authority are conditional and come out of intimacy with The Lord, but every believer has an authority that comes purely out of knowing their identity in Christ. There is only one Kingdom worth seeing built and that belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ.

In defense of Todd I believe that he understood what God was wanting to do in Lakeland and that is why he would stay late into the night to make sure that everyone who wanted it received an impartation to take back to their city, region, and nation. Many did use what God gave them, but sadly I believe that a big opportunity was missed for reasons mentioned earlier. Paul Keith Davis referred to the Lakeland revival as being the last of an old order. I would agree, but I believe it was meant to be the beginning of something as well. What is encouraging are some prophecies relating to the apostolic for our new season that we can embrace and see His Kingdom come. With that in mind, here is my archived entry from July 2008:

2008/07/12
Let’s look at the bigger picture again because it does tie in with posts in this blog that document through video footage miraculous healings on our streets.

Many people are not convinced that this new move of God is genuine. As a result, there has been criticism. However, much of this comes from people who have never been to any of the meetings. I’ve been to Lakeland, and many evening meetings in Dudley, and I can tell you that without a shadow of doubt this is an authentic move of God.

With over 100 nights of revival in Florida, initially breaking out at a conference in Ignited Church, Lakeland, Florida pastored by Stephen Strader with evangelist Todd Bentley and Fresh Fire Ministries, and over 75 nights in my church Revival Fires Dudley pastored by Trevor Baker, people from all over the world are coming to experience God’s glory presence, receive miracle healings, and receive impartation. The question people are asking is what is God doing? What is His sovereign purpose for pouring out His Spirit so powerfully?

One of the most notable features of this move is that people are getting more intimate with God through worship, especially as they experience His manifest presence, and also people are getting physically healed. There are many testimonies of this that you can find on the internet through going to http://www.revivalfires.org.uk http://www.ignitedchurch.com http://www.freshfire.ca and http://www.god.tv Miracles bring glory to God. They point to Jesus, and if people look to the minister who has prayed for people and not The Lord Jesus Christ then they are missing the point. Miracles of physical healing demonstrate the veracity of Jesus Christ, and tell us that God loves people, and sickness is not His will for our lives. They also lead people to give their lives to Jesus Christ. I’ve found that when I’ve been out ministering in the streets in Dudley and elsewhere that the demonstration of The Spirit’s power is far more effective that any “enticing words of man’s wisdom”. ( 1 Corinthians 2 4-5) , and you can see from the testimonies and video footage in this blog that that bears true. When I don’t minister in my own strength and God shows up and does what He wants to do, the results are so much better! We need The Word and The Spirit together, not sterile religion devoid of a genuine encounter with a loving and all powerful God.

I agree with what I’ve heard from Todd Bentley, my pastor Trevor Baker, John Arnott, Mark Stibbe, Jerame Nelson, Charlie Robinson, John Laframboise, Patricia King, Bob Jones, Paul Keith Davis, Keith Miller, and many other notable speakers that this revival, this outpouring is for the harvesting of souls. It is to empower the church for harvest. Yes we need God’s love and compassion. However, we need something that will show people that Jesus Christ is God, and the only way to Heaven. We have an inheritance as the body of Christ that we have neglected for generations. We have believed the lie that miracles were just for the early church, or at best the special apostles, but the bible never said that. Why is it that people who start stepping out in obedience to God to pray for people with signs, wonders, and miracles following are then persecuted by the church? People are accused of trying to build their own thing, or not operating in God’s power. People often get jealous, or if they can’t understand something or believe in it, will attack it.

It needs to be emphasised that this move of God is for all the body of Christ. A powerless church is not going to be effective. With so much pornography, violence, and degradation available on the internet, isn’t it time that we as the body of Christ showed people The Kingdom of Heaven invading earth? I’d like to see the internet full of videos of ordinary people being used by God doing great exploits in His name (Daniel 11 : 32 “And the people who know their God will be strong, and do mighty exploits.”) Do we want to see genuine revival in our community? Then let’s seek God and pray fervently, but also take the fire out there with much love and compassion onto the streets, our communities, in our workplace, amongst our family, friends, and neighbours. Bobby Conner says “talk is cheap. Evidence persuades.” Some years ago God lead me to start a website jesusevidence.org to show people that Jesus is real. I started off by collecting historical documentation about Jesus. It went a long way to proving His existence in history. I realised that I needed to demonstrate His divinity on the website too though. God showed me that evidence of His supernatural works today would be very compelling. I started researching into other phenomena such as the bible codes, the Turin Shroud, near death experiences, and signs, wonders, and miracles. This lead me on a fascinating journey of exploration. I would have found it difficult to imagine that I’d be praying for people and seeing Jesus miraculously heal them in front of my eyes and even on camera for me to put on the website to glorify His name.
The simple truth is that we live in a sceptical world that are tired of religion. People want a tangible encounter with God! When people get miraculously healed, or receive a word of knowledge that could have only come from God, or just experience His manifest presence then it often softens their hearts, and brings conviction to save them. That’s why we owe it to the lost to introduce them to the reality of who God is, and The Kingdom of Heaven. Testimonies glorify Jesus Christ, stir people’s faith, and show them He is real.

I would encourage people to continue to tune into God TV, and watch the Florida outpouring meetings. You can also view meetings at Revival Fires Church Dudley on the internet live.
Let’s all be encouraged to take a risk for Jesus. He died for you and me. Let’s give Him everything we have, and remember how valuable every person is to Him. Let’s also love and encourage each other to step into all that God has for each one of us. The Lord is building His Kingdom, and to Him alone be all the glory, the honour, and the praise!

Why I’m doing this blog documenting miracles

July 4, 2008

I feel it is timely to let people know why I started doing this blog, and posting video footage (testimonies are recorded only with the permission of people ministered to). The short answer is that I believe that God led me to do this to glorify Him. I want to say very firmly that only God alone can do miracles. He may use us, not that He has to, but He is doing it, and to Him be all the glory. Signs, wonders, and miracles are there to point to Jesus. We need to seek His face far more than what comes from His hand. Let’s not get distracted by anointed individuals, even awesome men of God who have radically impacted my life like Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, and my pastor Trevor Baker. Let God alone get all the glory for healing His church, and now healing and saving the lost outside. It is all the work of The Holy Spirit.
Should we share what God does? Provided it brings Him glory, and He is the focus. Psalm 105 says in verse 2 “Make known His deeds among the peoples!” Verse 3 says “Talk of all his wondrous works.” People’s testimonies verify that Jesus has touched them. I can tell you that The Lord opened someone’s ear to hear, but it is far more powerful to the sceptic when the person themself actually testifies to it. Testimonies provide compelling evidence in a court of law.
The outpouring of God’s Spirit that has happened in Lakeland, Florida and is now going around the world is ultimately for harvest. John Arnott, Todd Bentley, and Trevor Baker my pastor have all said as much. Taking signs, wonders, and miracles to the streets, to our communities, families, friends and spheres of influence as a demonstration of who Jesus is (1 Corinthians 2 verses 4-5) so the world sees that Jesus is real is what is needed for this hour.
We need The Word and The Spirit together. What we don’t need is more religion. That hasn’t transformed anyone positively. I also want to reiterate that the Lord Jesus Christ is the one doing the miracles, and to Him be all the glory. This blog is about Jesus, not really about me or anyone else ultimately. You see God is calling ALL believers to pray for the sick with love, compassion, and power, sharing His goodness, and demonstrating the full gospel, not just the “big name” preachers. Through these testimonies God wants to encourage you to take a step of faith and pray for someone. Why? Because people are dying and going to Hell because no one showed them that Jesus is real. For those who have not believed in Jesus, God wants to show you that He’s real. Perhaps you’ve never set foot into a church or watched Christian television, and you never would. You may have had a negative experience of religion and church. Maybe God led you to view this blog to show you that Jesus is real, He died for you on the cross so your sins could be forgiven and you could get right with God, and most of all He loves you and wants an intimate relationship with you for all eternity. That is my God!
I know that there is a price to pay for doing this ministry. Persecution can come not just from outside the church, but even from Christians as well. God forewarned me about this. However, if I wasn’t obedient to God in what He has called me to do, then I would be wasting all that He has given me to use for His glory. My heart is to love Him, serve Him obediently, and see many souls born again.
Our highest calling, our greatest privilege, our destiny, is to enjoy God’s love, to love God, and especially to glorify Him. When we get close to Him, we soon discover that His heart beats for the lost. Let’s not get apologetic about Jesus, let’s stand up and testify of how wonderful He is as we share His love and power with people. Let’s share all that He has done, deflecting any attention we might get onto Him alone. We as Christians are just His ministers, as awesome a privilege as that is let’s never forget that He is doing the supernatural stuff!
Remember that His heart beats for you. He created you in love. He died for you because He loves you. He loves spending time with you. He not only loves you, but He likes you, and wants to be a friend to you. His love, His glory is the end of all our searching. He is the very reason we even exist. Let’s love Him, and love and encourage each other secure in the knowledge that our true identity and worth is in knowing that He loves us, and that we belong to Him.