I have witnessed something tonight that I never even imagined would ever happen. Here is the story…
It all started last night when a fellow dts-er Phil was telling me, Jaclyn and Katy his story. To make a long one short, he was telling us how he witnessed a blind man see through the power of prayer and faith in India a few years back. Well, being from the states I have never seen any physical miracles like so, in fact it would be safe to say that I even doubted it still happens. Hearing Phil’s story was amazing… the way he told and the faith that he has is so encouraging. I have never even heard a first hand account of a miracle like that before so it was awesome. Well that it just the beginning.
from left... phil, emrie, jaclyn, katy.
So, tonight we went into Christchurch to go to church. There was a guest teacher who had an amazing testimony of having the gift of healing. At first, again, I was extremely skeptical of some of the accounts he spoke of but was hooked none the less. This guy was a firecracker, probably around the age of 65, you could tell he just had the Holy Spirit in him. So he was recalling healings that had happened in the previous years to start with and then he goes on to say that many miracles of healing will take place tonight during the service. After his stories he started calling out things like, “There is someone in this room with a numb shoulder, please come up,” and then after a few seconds someone would come up to the front and he would pray over them with force and such faith it was incredible. Well about the fourth or fifth time he walked over in front of our section and said, “There is someone in this section that has degenerate back pain and has for years,” as soon as he said that I nudged Jaclyn (because she has a horrible back and has since about age 15, cannot sit up straight, a whole list of issues that cannot really be helped) and said, “That is you.” Well another lady got up before Jaclyn and walked to the front and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt she wasn’t the right person. The lady proceeded to explain her issues and it did not match up to what he had said so he prayed over her regardless and then called out again, “In this section, there is someone with degenerate back pain, please come up.” I nudged Jaclyn again and she went up. Immediately I broke into tears… was this really going to happen?! So the man prayed over her, everyone that was there from YWAM prayed with him, hands lifted up towards her… “Thank you Jesus, Praise Jesus, Amen.” She was healed. She walked back to her seat and sat with perfect posture. I looked at her and tears were streaming down her face. After the service we talked and she did feel healed in that moment, she also said that it would take a little time to know for sure but she believed that it had happened, and I believed it too, I had to.
This is the most vibrant miracle of God I have ever experienced or dreamed of experiencing. He is alive in this place, so alive. People believe, people have such strong faith. Our school believes, this is only the beginning. I am still just in awe.
“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” Job 5:9