Recent Signs, Wonders, Miracles
About 30 minutes into the event there was news that a woman had been healed before she even came into the meeting. She had MS for 20 years, had been bound to her wheelchair but after receiving prayer, was up and running around. They finally just took her wheelchair out to the car and she came into theCall on her own.
LIVER CANCER GONE
A year ago we prayed for a woman whose husband had cancer in the liver. This year she came to us with copies of x-rays that showed the liver swollen with a tumor from a year ago and then the current report where the liver had shrunk to its normal size and her husband was completely healed!
HEALING SKIN CANCER One woman had skin cancer resulting in open sores and as she received prayer the sores stopped bleeding and began to heal.
SPINE STRAIGHTENED One man had a severe curvature of the spine his whole life causing his feet to point out. After receiving prayer, his feet came into alignment and his spine straightened.
Excerpts from the book; “Heaven Invades Earth” by Bill Johnson
Moving Out of Conviction
“That same collision between light and darkness happens when the sick are healed. Walter had experienced two strokes in the previous year, which left him without feeling on the entire right side of his body. He showed me a horrible burn on his arm that he had suffered, not knowing he was being burned. Conviction, one of the words used to detect faith, began to burn in my heart. While he was still talking I began to pray for him with my hand on his shoulder. I had to do so quickly. I had become aware of the Kingdom where no numbness existed. I didn’t want to become more aware of how severe his problem was. My prayer went something like this: “Father, this was Your idea. You commanded us to pray for things to be here as they are in heaven, and I know there is no numbness there, so there shouldn’t be any here. So I command in the name of Jesus for the nerve endings to come to life. I command full restoration of feeling in this body.”
Soon after I started to pray he told me that he felt my hand on his shoulder and could even feel the fabric on my shirt with his right hand. That world began to collide with the world of numbness. Numbness lost.
Faith is the key to discovering the superior nature of the invisible realm. It is the ‘gift of God” within to uncover.”
A Superior Reality
“Faith grabs hold of the reality of the Kingdom and forcefully and violently brings it into a collision with this natural one.
One of the more common things people tell me when I’m about to pray for their healing is, ‘I know God can do’. So does the devil. At best that is hope…not faith. Faith knows He will.
For one who has faith, there is nothing impossible. There are no impossibilities when there is faith…and there are no exceptions.
Sheri, for instance, came forward for prayer after a wonderful meeting just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. She had suffered with Lupus for 24 years, the last four of which had gone into Pulmonary Hypertension. It has gotten so bad that she had to have an aluminum shunt placed into her heart. To this a pump was attached, which supplied the needed medication to keep her alive. Her doctor told her that without this medication she could live for only three minutes.
When she walked up to me I actually felt a presence of something I had never felt in that measure before. It was faith. I actually stood back and stared at her for a few moments realizing that I was seeing something completely new for me. As she received prayer, she fell to the ground under the power of God. When she got up I asked her how she was doing. She described a heat that was on her chest. (Heat often accompanies God’s healing touch.) As she left I told her, your faith got you this one!
That was Saturday night. At 7a.m. that following morning the Lord spoke to her saying she didn’t need the medication any more. So she removed it. She showed up 14 hours later giving testimony of God’s wonderful healing power.
She has since had the aluminum shunt removed-she doesn’t need it anymore!”
When God Colors Outside the Line
“His world has been breaking into ours with regularity in salvations, healings, and deliverances. The manifestations of that invasion vary. They are quite fascinating, and too numerous to catalog. While some are difficult to understand at first glance, we know that God always works redemptively.
On many occasions laughter has filled a room, bringing healing to broken hearts. Gold dust sometimes covers people’s faces, hands, or clothing during worship or ministry time. Oil sometimes appears on the hands of His people; and it especially happens among children. A wind has come into a room with no open windows, doors, vents, etc. At some locations, believers have seen an actual cloud of His presence appearing over the heads of worshipping people. We’ve also had the fragrance of heaven fill a room. In my own experience the fragrance of heaven filled our car while Beni and I were worshipping on a short trip. It lasted for about 30 minutes, and was a smell that I could actually taste, similar to granules of sugar sprinkled on my tongue. I have seen the small gems that suddenly appeared in people’s hands as they worshiped God. Since early in 1998 we have had feathers fall in our meetings. At first I thought birds were getting into our air conditioning ducts. But then they started falling in other rooms of the church not connected with the same ductwork. They now fall most anywhere we go- airports, homes, restaurants, offices, and the like.
I mention this phenomenon because it seems to offend many that fully embrace this move of God. Jerrel Miller, editor of The Remnant, a newspaper whose purpose is to record the events surrounding this revival, took a lot of heat when he reported this unusual manifestation. Those who criticized his report are participants in this revival. It’s easy once we’ve made some adjustments in our belief system about what God can and will do to think that we have stretched far enough. “Our beliefs now encompass the move of God.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Like the generations before us they are dangerously close to regulating God’s work by a new and revised list of acceptable manifestations. No longer is it just tears during a special song or a time of repentance following a moving sermon. Our new list includes falling, shaking, laughter, etc. The problem is- it is still a list. And God will violate it. He must. We must learn to recognize His move by recognizing His presence. Our lists are only good for revealing our present understanding or experience. While I don’t seek to promote strange manifestations, or go after novelty, I do refuse to be embarrassed over what God is doing. The list that keeps us from certain types of errors also keeps us from certain types of victories.”
A Final Lesson From A Child
“In a recent meeting on the coast of northern California we had a remarkable level of breakthrough in the miraculous, especially for North America. Darkness, blindness, arthritis, and many other afflictions were healed through God’s saving grace. There were between 40 and 50 healings in this meeting of about 200 people, as Jesus once again demonstrated His dominion over all things.
One notable miracle happened to a three-year-old boy named Chris, who had clubfeet. He had sores on the tops of his feet where they would rub on the carpet in his effort to walk. When those in attendance were released to pray for the sick, several from our team gathered around this child. Immediately, God began to touch him. When they were through praying, they put him down on the floor. For the first time in his life his feet were flat on the ground! He stared in amazement at his feet, reaching down he touched the sores. One of his little friends whispered to him, “Run!”
He suddenly took off and ran in a circle exclaiming, “I can run!” Needless to say there was much rejoicing in the house that night.
We returned home and watched the video of that evening over and over again. We were so thrilled with the miracle that it took us awhile to notice that Chris was intently trying to tell us something. My wife, who was holding the camera, had asked him, “What happened to you?”
Looking in to the camera, he answered saying, “Jesus big! Jesus big!”
In our excitement, we unknowingly changed the subject and asked about his feet. Those who saw the miracle gave us the details. But as we watched the tape, we heard his testimony, “Jesus big! Jesus big!” The only thing we can figure is that he had an encounter with Jesus who came and healed him.”