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I Had Fallen 50 feet and Survived – So Had He

February 27, 2015

silhouette of a falling man   The man was suffering pain in his elbow from an operation that had put plates in his elbow, but had come adrift. He had fallen 50 feet in the course of an illegal activity and was suffering the consequences. I shared that I’d fallen 50 feet myself and lived, though I had suffered a fractured skull and broken leg. Mine was long ago; his was recent.

He shared how other aspects of his life had fallen apart, and he was missing his two children who had been adopted two years ago. He said he had 4 Bibles at home and wanted to go to a church. I hadn’t mentioned church or Bibles myself. I noticed several recent open wounds across his arm where he’d cut himself.

I told him Jesus was still healing today and shared some recent events I’d witnessed where Jesus had healed several people of various physical problems. I offered to pray for his elbow; he was agreeable, so I did. First time round he felt something change, but wasn’t sure what it was. I did hands on a second time and he said most of the pain was gone.

I shared the gospel with him. I also shared about the time when Jesus had appeared to me in my bedroom at home. He thought he was a Christian on the basis of having gone to church in the past. I told him a Christian is someone who surrenders control of their life to Jesus, and trusts Jesus for their future life – starting now. I explained the love of Jesus and how Jesus longs for us to get right with Him.

I recommended a local church for him to go to. I couldn’t meet him there as I had a family commitment this weekend. He thanked me for everything. I gave him my website card and suggested he contact me about a Bible passage he was interested in.  For more on the gospel see this website

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Two Offers of Healing – One Accepted, One Rejected

September 20, 2013

viral meningitis book  While volunteering today, a woman client told me she’d had viral meningitis, followed by an injection in the spine. She was still in pain days after the injection, so I offered healing. Two of us laid hands on her. Afterwards she said she felt heat and a tingling feeling all over her body, and the pain had lessened. I told her that was the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit – touching her. She also said she’d previously been taken to a Spiritualist church for healing, but nothing had happened. She said “it felt a dark place” and I explained to her why it was a dark place. She then told me she felt she wanted to find her way in life, so I gave her a Luke’s Gospel and invited her to take it home and read it. She left with a “thank you very much”.

Shortly afterwards a Christian man involved in our outreach work to the needy came in, clearly in pain as he was limping badly. He told me what the diagnosis was and how it would take a while to recover. I told him we’d just prayed for a woman for healing and invited him to receive also. He just smiled and left it at that, despite remaining with our team for the next couple of hours.

Sadly, the church largely fails to teach on healing, so the devil has a field day offering counterfeit healing thought Spiritualism. Meanwhile, Christians don’t know what to believe on the subject since it’s ignored by most church leaders. Didn’t Jesus command his followers to “teach everything I have commanded you” to those that followed on? Jesus taught the 12 and 70 to preach the kingdom and heal the sick. If we’re to be obedient to Jesus we need to obey His commands.