Jun 29, 2011

Wound Care Follow - Up

Most medics would rather watch paint dry than transport a patient for wound care. We prefer burning houses, car accidents, or any call that's bloody or messy (except delivering babies).

Jeff is a gentle, funny man who happens to be a quadriplegic due to a tumor on his cervical spine that doctors deemed inoperable. After spending time in a nursing home, he was able to return home, with the help of friends and nurses who care for him.

Each of the walls in his bedroom has a Seattle Seahawks jersey hanging from it. He showed us a picture of himself at a game he attended courtesy of two free tickets from Matt Haselbeck. As we loaded him, we talked about his travels while in the army and how much he loved living in Germany. Jeff is one of those guys who's easy to like.

I told him he should let me pray for him to be healed. He said, "that's my plan - to get healed and get back to my normal life." He had no idea what my plan was, but like so many others, he doesn't accept his condition as permanent, though his doctors have no real hope for recovery. In spite of that dismal prognosis, Jeff is full of hope and life.

During his stay at the nursing home, he developed a decubitus ulcer (bed sore) on his buttocks. He'd been receiving wound care, which was shrinking the ulcer. He was being seen today to check on the progress of the wound's healing.

We left him on our gurney for the exam and rolled him toward us while the female doctor and nurse examined his backside. They were impressed. The wound was almost completely healed. I told Jeff any time a 50 year old man has a couple of women tell him that his backside looks good, he should consider himself fortunate.

We drove Jeff home and put him back in bed. He let me pray for him, so I commanded the tumor to leave.

Will he be healed?

He didn't exactly get up from bed and do a touchdown dance. He didn't feel anything when I prayed with him. I won't know what happened unless I run into him again. Maybe Jeff's plan to be healed and my plan to get people healed will meet and be consummated.

If that happens, you'll be the first to hear about it.

So keep praying.

And DON'T quit.

People like Jeff are counting on us.

Jun 27, 2011

Skype Healing With Praying Doctor

Dr. Isam Nemi, an anesthesiologist and faith healer, discusses with a Fox News reporter the power of the Holy Spirit and some unusual sounds heard while he prays with people over Skype.

Dr Nemeh's website can be found here.

Jun 23, 2011

Healing the Deaf and Mute

If you've never healed the deaf or mute, but always wanted to, check out this instruction and demonstration. It's not as hard as it looks, because God's power does the work.

Jun 21, 2011

Lyme Disease Healed

This is the wonderful testimony of a woman healed of Lyme Disease. If you or someone you know suffers from it - there is hope for healing in Jesus.

Jun 18, 2011

The Graduates

Today is a special day for me. I have two children and both are graduating from high school today.

Where does the time go?

I remember that snowy day in March, when I first held my little five - pound bundles of joy, all wrapped up in pink and blue. It was the beginning of the grandest adventure; I was now a father.

The question most dads ask is, "What kind of father will I be?"

18 years later, my little blessings aren't so little. My son can easily whip me in a game of basketball. My daughter has biceps almost as big as mine from years of swimming.

The question I'm asking myself now is, "Are they ready?" Or more precisely, "Have I made them ready?"

I believe I've done all that I could to get them ready. Now it's up to them to use what I've given them - for better or worse. I'll always be their dad and I'll always pray for them and give them advice (when they ask for it). But now it's time for a little testing. It's time to inspect the first crop of fruit. Yesterday I saw a small sample.

My son was complaining of a painful big toe, which he injured playing soccer. He said it hurt pretty badly and wanted to know if one of us could get him healed. I looked at my daughter. She smiled and stepped forward. It was her time to shine and she knew what to do.

Before she laid hands on him, her brother said, "This is going be a real test for you, because I'm not joking, my toe is killing me. "

She placed her hand on his foot and spoke to the injury, commanding it to be healed.

It wasn't the most eloquent prayer. But with the grace available to a nervous teenage girl, amped on caffeine, she threw together a prayer she thought I'd approve of. Afterward she had him check it out. There was a little pain left, so she commanded it to leave a second time and he checked it out again. This time all the pain was gone.

My son walked around the house with a huge smile on his face the rest of the day. My daughter came over, gave me a high five and beamed with joy. I gave her a hug and told her she really did it. She asked if I was praying, too. I told her I wasn't. She believed me.

It's important for our kids to know that we approve of them. It's also important to set the right examples. They're going to imitate us more that we know.

Today I'll be at their graduation ceremony. They have a good start on their education but more learning lies ahead...and not all learning is equal.

What we learn in high school has a purpose. It's a foundation. We need to build upon it. The lessons of life will come and we must master them if we're to have a blessed life and be a blessing to others. Today I learned that my kids have a decent chance of achieving some pretty high goals, if they choose to pursue them. But it's their choice. All I can do is set examples and hope they follow.

I'm very proud of my kids, but they aren't just my kids, they're my disciples. I know God will do amazing things with them. We can all see good fruit and make disciples if we consider our ways carefully, do the most needed things and set examples for those who come after us. This is how disciples are made.

Jun 17, 2011

Feet Miraculously Healed

This is the testimony of a woman who's feet were injured while serving in the military. She was miraculously healed with prayer.

Jun 15, 2011

What Are You Talking About?

by Andi Trout Reese

Published here on Facebook - re-posted with permission

After a conversation today with a friend on the subject of healing, I felt it was time to share one of the biggest lessons God ever taught me in the area of healing. In my experience with praying for the sick, this seems to be the biggest obstacle people face in receiving and keeping their healing. The words of their mouth.

Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Back in 1992 I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. That is a condition where the mitral valve in the heart is basically deformed. It does not function properly and causes a backwash of blood in the heart which is very painful, and it can also cause fainting due to improper circulation of the blood. I had seen doctors and cardiologists and had tests run. They told me that this is something, because of being a deformity of the valve, that people have all their lives, but it is usually in adulthood when the symptoms begin to show up.

As soon as I got the diagnosis I stepped forward in church to have the Pastor and his wife lay hands on me and pray for my healing according to James 5:14-15:

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
Knowing that God is faithful to His Word, I believed from the moment hands were laid on me that I was healed. God is not a liar! If His Word says we are healed, and it does in so many places, then we are. God has given me the kind of faith that grabs ahold of the promises of God like a pit bull latches onto a steak and locks down. No one and nothing can pry it loose no matter how hard they try! And let me tell you, the enemy, the devil, tried his best!

For the following year I continued to praise God for my healing. Almost daily I faced the pain and symptoms of Mitral Valve Prolapse on my body. Every time I did I began to thank God for healing me. I would declare His Word (my sword) over my body and thank Him for His faithfulness. I did not allow the pain or symptoms to dictate to me whether or not I was healed. I would only allow His Word to do that, and His Word said I was healed. I never spoke to anyone of the pain. During this year God used me to pray for so many sick people. I saw Him heal so many illnesses and diseases and cancers, and all the while the enemy kept hurling pain and symptoms on my body. But I wasn't budging!

After a year I was at the doctors office for something unrelated, and they ordered an echocardiogram to "check things out". Well, I was so excited because I knew it would be evidence of what He had already done! And sure enough, when the results came back it was confirmed! A CREATIVE MIRACLE! My mitral valve was perfectly formed and functioning normally. On the way home that day I was singing His praises and rejoicing in the fact that I now had evidence of what I had believed and stood on all along.

Then He began to speak to me and He showed me that my healing was complete the day my Pastor and his wife laid hands on me. That the pain that was coming on my body was lying symptoms placed there by the enemy of my soul, trying desperately to get me to speak the words of defeat, to confess that I was not healed. See if I would have done that, I would have signed for the "package" he was trying to deliver; sickness. And I would have lost the precious healing God gave me.

After learning that, I have seen over and over again that this is where many people actually lose the healing that Jesus paid such a high price for. I have laid hands on those in pain and prayed for their healing. I have felt the fire of God in my hand going into their bodies (not that anything at all needs to be felt, but He does that at times to help our faith), and I have had people tell me that my hands felt like fire. Then as soon as the prayer is over they begin speaking about "their" cancer, "their" diabetes, "their' pain. . . Healing lost by the words of their mouth. THAT is the fruit of our lips! That is the fruit we eat according to our scripture in Proverbs. If we speak sickness and pain, we will eat the fruit of our lips!

If we are going to receive God's promise of healing and keep it, it is VITAL that we get into agreement with His Word NO MATTER WHAT. Remember He is not a liar:

Numbers 23:19 - God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Stop agreeing with the enemy of your soul, the one who wants to kill and defeat you, and begin to line up your words and actions with the LOVER of your soul, Jesus! And begin to see and experience the abundant life that He has promised!

John 10:10 -
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

Jun 13, 2011

Mike Rogers & Joan Hunter Heal The Sick

Joan Hunter has been in the healing ministry for over 40 years. In this video, she demonstrates how to heal a number of different conditions.

Jun 11, 2011

Can You Hear Me Now?

Pete Cabrera healed this woman of deafness at the soup kitchen in Great Bend, Kansas. You can do it too. Just believe.

Jun 9, 2011

Post - Partum Psychosis Healed

Roger Webb was preaching at a church in Michigan and asked for anyone needing prayer to come forward. Sarah came forward because she has post - partum psychosis. She's was a patient in numerous psychiatric hospitals and was taking dangerously high doses of medication to control her symptoms. This is her testimony.

Jun 7, 2011

Midnight In Atlanta

Are you tired of watching others heal that sick?

Would you like to do it yourself?

This is how easy it is.

(Watch closely)

Jaren Barnes ran into this man on the streets of Atlanta. He had an injured hand. Jaren prayed and God healed it. What happened afterward is just as amazing.

Anyone can do this.

What are you waiting for?


Jun 5, 2011

Dr. Issam Nemeh Interview

Dr. Issam Nemeh is interviewed by a local news reporter in Cleveland, Ohio about the miraculous healing he has seen over the last 10 years.

Jun 2, 2011

The Biblical Basis For Healing

I never thought I'd write this message. I'm grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to share with my friends these thoughts on a subject I so dearly love. As a former atheist, I'm the last person anyone would expect to write about divine healing. Even as a Christian, I was skeptical of the miraculous for years. But one night, all that changed as God appeared to this skeptic and said,

"Yes, I still heal and I'm going to use you to do it."

As Christians, we're instructed to carry the gospel of grace to the world as Jesus and His disciples did. Wherever the gospel goes it's to be confirmed by demonstrations of God's power. (See Mark 16:20 and Acts 14:3) One of those demonstrations is healing. When I became interested in healing, I noticed something I'd never seen in the gospels before. Jesus healed a lot of people. That's not a big secret, but it's easy to miss just exactly how many people he actually healed. As I studied His life, I realized that there wasn't much else Jesus did that we could call 'ministry'. He taught in the synagogues and preached the kingdom as people followed him. But He spent an enormous amount of time engaged in and teaching people about healing. The more I studied His life, the more I knew there was something important missing from mine.

The Old Testament is rich with passages that taught God's people about His character and nature. Each of God's names describes something about Him that was unknown to them at the time. In Exodus 15:26, God revealed that one of His attributes concerned healing:

“If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

God revealed dozens of things about himself through His names. Now He wanted them to know that along with being Jehovah Jireh (the Lord who provides) and Jehovah Shalom (the Lord who is their peace) He was also Jehovah Rapha - the Lord who healed them. Healing is one of God's unchanging attributes, for God's plans may change, but He himself never changes. (Mal 3:6) If God's nature was to heal then, He is still our healer today.

Jesus came to give His life as a ransom for many. His death demonstrated God's unconditional love for us and His desire to forgive. He came to reconcile those who were alienated and redeem that which was lost. He came to teach those who lived in darkness. And He came to reveal the Father's heart to His creation. Nowhere is the father's abundant mercy and compassion more clearly seen than in the healing miracles performed by the Rabbi who called himself the 'son of man'.

When Jesus suffered beating and death on the cross, he not only obtained salvation for us, but He obtained our healing from sickness and death. In Isaiah 53:5, the prophet declared the things the Lord would suffer and how His suffering would benefit us:

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

With His suffering and death, Jesus purchased our healing. But healing, like forgiveness, must be obtained by those who want it. In the same way we are given the ministry of reconciliation, whereby we assist others in being reconciled to God, we’re also ministers of healing, whereby we help others to obtain mercy from God in the form of healing. God has always used man as His agent to enforce His will upon the earth.

In John chapter 5, we read that Jesus did nothing of himself, but only what He saw His Father doing. Apparently, Papa was into healing; Jesus healed everywhere he went, even when it got him in trouble. He healed all who came to Him. No one was turned away. It was often said that all the sick from the villages were brought to him and He healed them all. I find that incredible. It was God's will to heal anyone who wanted it.

In healing the multitudes, it's likely that he healed a few people who thought sickness was part of God's plan for them and others who believed they had something to learn from their disability. Healing destroys these ideas. Jesus brought the kingdom of God to earth and wherever the kingdom goes, it destroys belief systems that are opposed to it. In life we will have tribulation. God allows our character to be refined through testing. Jesus didn't miraculously solve all the problems of those he ministered to, but He always healed the sick, raised the dead and cast out demons - without exception. One might argue that God uses hardship for a divine purpose, but it's hard to demonstrate from scripture that sickness is a part of that process.

The life of Job is often used as an illustration of how sickness can be used by God for His divine purpose. That debate won't be settled here. But I would like to mention one undeniable truth that came from Job's experiences. The agent of Job's affliction was revealed to be Satan - not God. Jesus said He came to give life and that more abundantly. He then said that it was the thief who came to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10) Jesus is the agent of life and Satan is the agent of death. In calling His enemy a thief, He revealed that Satan's activities are unauthorized or illegal. The fact that stealing is illegal, doesn’t stop people from committing robbery. There are agents authorized to fight that illegal activity. Sickness is likewise illegal and unauthorized. That doesn't prevent the enemy from breaking the law and causing sickness. In the same way police fight crime, which is illegal, we are commissioned to fight sickness. Healing is a matter of enforcing God's laws and His kingdom on the earth.

Healing is an act of mercy on the part of God, to relieve suffering, pain and even premature death. It comes to us through grace, which is freely given to all who accept it. In the same way that salvation is freely given and not earned, healing is freely given. In other notes, I discuss why it seems that God doesn't want everyone healed.

Jesus taught His disciples to heal by example. After choosing the twelve, He gave them power and authority to heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead and preach the gospel. (See Matt. 10) That was their commission. A short time later, He commissioned the seventy with the same instructions. Their task was to travel through the towns of Israel, meet strangers, build relationships and if they found any who were sick, demon-possessed or dead, they were to fix the problem and preach the kingdom of heaven. In regard to healing, there were no illnesses or people excluded. The only restriction was geographic; they had to remain in Israel's borders, because the gospel went to the Jews before the Gentiles. This was what Jesus intended His church activities to look like. As amazing as the ministry of Jesus was, He told his disciples, they would do even greater things:

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. (John 14:12)

The most common objection to modern healing is the doctrine of cessationism, which teaches that miracles and manifestations of the Holy Spirit ended with the death of the original apostles or a few centuries later when the New Testament cannon of scripture was established.

Some point to the fact that early church leaders suffered illness. They use this as evidence of a decreasing emphasis on healing as the gospel spread and that once the gospel had been preached sufficiently, there was no more need for confirmation by signs and wonders. A similar idea is that once the New Testament cannon had been established, there was no further need for the miraculous.

This line of reasoning is flawed in a couple of ways. First, it assumes that the only benefit of healing is to confirm the message of the gospel. The truth is; healing is an observable demonstration of God’s character. God is merciful and part of His nature is to heal the sick. We see what the invisible God is like when we witness the miracle of healing. If God stopped healing, would we not conclude that His nature had changed?

The second problem with cessationism is that its adherents make a series of assumptions; none of which are supported in scripture itself. A cornerstone of cessationism is the observation that sickness was present among early church leaders. From this they infer that healing began to decline, causing the church to live with sickness as the ‘apostolic age’ came to a close. But the narrative passages mentioning the illnesses of Paul, Timothy and Epaphroditus don’t elaborate on whether their illnesses were chronic or acute or if they were eventually healed. There is no direct teaching to support the assumption that healing decreased in the early church.

The third problem for cessationism is that healing miracles, including resurrections are still happening today. Iris ministries based in Zimbabwe, has documented hundreds of resurrections while bringing the good news to the most impoverished nation in the world. If healing had ceased centuries ago, this would be impossible.

Many denominations in the church still deny healing today. Religious traditions die hard. The major hurdle for most of us is daring to believe the word of God instead of what well – meaning leaders tell us. It’s a process of renewing our minds to the plain truth of scripture and lining up our hearts with the heart of the Father.

The other issue is identity. Many of us believe we are powerless sinners, saved by grace; unworthy of the high calling to heal the sick and raise the dead. God has given us power and authority, but we’ve never seen that power in action. We’re called to be God’s ambassadors, enforcing His victory over sickness and death, but we’ve never seen a common cold healed. We are commissioned to cast out demons, but our friends and family suffer the torment of the demonic as we watch in helplessness. God has given every believer authority and power to conquer all these things. What we’ve done in the past does not dictate what we’ll do in the future. We are more than conquerors and we are the ones who must enforce the victory Jesus won for us at the cross.

I once stood opposed to God, but now I'm His servant and friend. I once was opposed to healing, but now God heals through me almost daily. At times He has healed people I haven't even prayed for. His presence follows me, his Spirit works in me and His loves flows through me to all whom He loves. Once you put your feet upon the path of healing like I have, you'll never want to live any other way.

Jun 1, 2011

Sickle Cell Anemia Healed

This is the testimony of a girl healed of sickle cell anemia. The healing was confirmed by her doctor.