Hope Over Heroin

An amazing time with Hope over Heroin! We were able to pray for many, many people. Some for healing others for meeting Jesus.

A friend and I were able to pray for three ladies; all three received words of encouragement. My friend received a word of knowledge about some lumps and pain on the left side of one lady. As we prayed it was like she was put in a sauna. She received a major touch from the Holy Spirit. My friend asked them if they knew about Jesus?... or... did they know Jesus personally? All three then invited Jesus to forgive them and to come into their lives to know Him personally. Awesome!

I had a great talk with two people while walking to the event. James was homeless and had cancer of both in his bones and in his liver with four months to live. I was able to lead him to Jesus and pray for his healing. It was interesting he was shaking as I prayed for him and as he invited Jesus into his life. The lady he was with had pain in her left hip; after praying for her leg to adjust over two inches she was healed with no pain. Both were thankful.

So much good happened. Some of our DSSM students were creative and prayed for many people. Miracles, healing, encouragement and hope flowed! 

I don't have the stats for the event yet but there were thousands in attendance and many came forward for prayer and many were baptized. It was an amazing event. My hope is that we don't just view this an event, but continue to go into the inner city to reach those in need.

Healing Outbreak WOW!

This past weekend we had an amazing time praying and waiting; receiving from the Holy Spirit before we headed out to serve. He presented Himself with us. 

Before I go on with the post I want to be sure that Jesus is lifted up, glorified and honored. He is the one who redeems, empowers, saves, gives us wonderful grace gifts to encourage others and He alone is the healer. He is wonderful in all He is and awesome in what He does.

When we arrived at our usual location in Fairborn we set up and began to serve the people. Person after person received healing for various issues. Some received prophetic insight and encouragement.

One lady had just fractured her wrist in two places and was wearing a protective cast. When we asked what her pain level was, she told us it was over ten, we prayed and commanded bones to heal, trauma to go. We then asked her to move her arm. She was stunned, dumbfounded and couldn't talk, she had no pain. We told her Jesus had touched her and He loved her. 

Another man came up using a cane, his pain level in his back was a seven we commanded pain to go, and for healing to flow. His pain level then reduced to a two. We told him before he finished picking up his groceries his pain would be gone. When his assigned helper walked him back to his car the man told the helper all pain was removed from his back and he had no more pain. Again, he was told that Jesus was the healer and loved him.

My friend Gene prayed for a lot of people with great success. At one point I saw him ask three ladies to hold hands, each had back pain at varying levels. He commanded pain to go and healing to flow, all three received measures of healing!

Later, he felt there would be someone there who would be healed through testimony. He met a young mom. He said and asked, "I see you have faith. where did your faith come from?" 

She told him her story. She had HIV, was pregnant and was concerned for her child. So she went to a church and a pastor prayed for her. She mentioned when the pastor was praying for her she felt HIV literally move and lift out of her body. 

She then returned for her scheduled blood tests. When they tested her the doctors told her they needed to do the test again because something was wrong. When the second set of tests returned there as no sign of any HIV in her blood. 

They were concerned about her baby. When the child was born no sign of HIV. 

Gene then asked her how her lower back and leg felt. She had mentioned she was in pain and limping before Gene met her. Her personal spoken testimony set her free! Awesome!

Many more people were encouraged prophetically and received measures of healing.

I was really encouraged as I headed home. I went into Dollar General to pick up some items and noticed a young girl with a wrist protector. So, I waited until she checked out walked by. I asked her what had happened to her wrist. She said she just had surgery on a cyst and was in extreme pain. I asked for permission to hold her wrist and asked if I could pray for her. 

She kindly said, "Thank you." So I held her arm and commanded pain to go and healing to flow. 

After prayer I asked. "What's your pain level now?" She said, "Down to a five." 

I asked if she wanted to see it go to zero and asked if I could pray again. She agreed. I held her arm and prayed. This time the Holy Spirit gently fell upon her. I stated, "This is good isn't it?" She grinned and said, "Yes it is." I told her. "This is Jesus who is healing your wrist and who is with us." We had a good conversation. I found out she goes to Alter High School and is on the basketball team.

Here is a clip of a lady who was healed. I encouraged her to ask the Holy Spirit to come whenever she and her band of singers preform.

Who told you?

Photo: Praying with power serving about 300 people

Had a great time on Saturday. We served over three hundred people with needed food, encouragement and prayer. The outreach is aways a great place to experiment, stretch out and to lean into listening to God's voice. 

A young man rode up on his bicycle. As soon as he stopped I stated, "You are a creative aren't you?" His response, "Who told you?" 

I mentioned that Jesus sometimes speaks to me. I then asked how he created, and what he created. He told me he was a fashion designer and loved to create interesting clothing with amazing stitching and had just presented a show at a local high school. 

I then stated. "There is another area you create isn't there?" He then told me he painted and that was how he made a living, art and he painting houses. 

As a result of the two statement, a door was open for a great conversation. During our talk he told me two close relatives had recently passed away. Both were anchors for his life; both died within a week of each other. He told that he missed them because he loved them, and they helped keep him on track. 

He paused, then asked, "Will you pray for me?" So we prayed. I received some insight into his life and how he was created emotionally and encouraged him with the insight I received. He was most grateful and pointed to where he lived across the street. I'm sure I'll see him again.

I'm always amazed how people respond to a listening ear, kindness and love in action. 

My friend Stephen Bell has a goal to "stop for the one" once a day to help him to keep his love on by encouraging, offering prayer, listening and healing. It's a good practice, and practice is the means that helps us reach our world. 

Not everyone does what Stephen and I do, but as he stated this weekend, "Every person in this room can love someone in some way."

Photo: "Love is the highest peak in this expedition." Stephen Bell

                                     Here's Stephen speaking at the Vineyard.

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