Photo: Kristina V
One of the things I've learnt over the years of pursuing a naturally supernatural life, is that God loves to heal.
I've lost track of the number of people I've seen healed as I've prayed, let alone all the stories of breakthrough and freedom I've heard from others. God is healer, that's what He calls Himself. He loves to heal and He's able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3).
I know there's still so much more for me to learn about healing. There's so much mystery involved - especially when some get healed and others don't - and yet I know that the more people I pray for to be healed, the more people I see healed.
I don't know how much healing it's possible for us to see this side of heaven, but I do know that it's more than we're currently seeing. My aim is to learn to deal with the mystery of healing in a healthy way, so that I can do what Jesus instructs us to do in Luke 18: Pray and never give up!
Let me leave you with a story from my early years of stepping out in healing on the streets. I pray that it encourages you and gives you boldness to go on your own journey of learning to heal the sick
No Crutches Necessary - September 2009
We ran another 'Hit the Streets' event on Saturday. This is a day dedicated to treasure hunting - asking God for clues as to who He wants us to speak to in the town and then going off in teams to try and find our treasure. We've seen amazing breakthroughs in the past and this time was no exception. Nine people were healed over the course of the day and countless other incredible encounters took place as we got to communicate the love of God to the people He led us to. One encounter stands out to me - it totally felt like a step up in terms of miracles I've seen. We were coming to the end of our first hour on the streets when I spotted a guy leaning against a wall with crutches. He clearly had a damaged knee and two of us on the team had bad knee on our maps. I also had crutches. A fews months ago I remember having a vivid picture from God of me grabbing crutches and breaking them over my knee. Since then I've had a particular passion to 'target' people on crutches to see them healed. Here was another opportunity. We approached the guy and explained what we were doing and we asked him if we could pray. He told us that his parents and grandparents were heavily involved in church and so he was up for it. After the first time of praying there was slight improvement but our new friend still felt pain as he tried to bend his leg. He really couldn't move it very much at all and told us that he'd had 3 football injuries on his knee and that he'd also been hit by a car. This guy's knee was in a bad way, so we prayed a second time and that's when it happened. As he tried to move his knee this time it kept on bending and bending until his lower leg was at right angles with his thigh! When I asked him what had happened he just kept on repeating, 'that is impressive, that is impressive.' His knee had been completely healed in an instant and as he started to walk around without his crutches he told us that he felt no pain at all. He could even stand with all of his weight on his 'injured' leg! Wow! God had broken in in an incredible way and this treasure was gobsmacked! Our God really is impressive!
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