This testimony was sent to me by my friend Kazuko Onishi. I’d like to introduce her to those who don’t know her. Kazuko lives near Kobe, Japan. She was the first person in the country to purchase my book Divine Healing Made Simple. We became friends on Facebook and she asked if she might translate my articles and parts of the book into Japanese for her friends as there is very little written on healing and deliverance in her language. I agreed and before long she was teaching her friends what she was learning, mostly from my writings and those of Bill Johnson and Randy Clark, which she is also translated for her friends. This is the message she sent me about her first deliverance session, which came unexpectedly while having dinner with friends:
Hi Joseph, (That’s what she calls me.)
I don’t know if you are interested in my story but I want to share it with you. I had G4 summit meeting last Saturday. Two months ago I received a FB friend request from a woman I’ll call Tina who lives in New Zealand. She was impressed by your “Power and Authority” in Japanese on my FB. She asked me if she could talk with me about healing and deliverance when she comes back to Japan. She is from Osaka. So I asked her if I could invite Robert too. (Robert is a mutual friend of ours.)
She came back to have a wedding to a man I’ll call Dan whom she met in New Zealand. Dan, who used to be a Muslim is now a fervent Christian too. So Tina, Dan, Robert, and I met together in Kobe. We had a great time talking, praising God, sharing testimonies, and praying together at my favorite cafe (The coffee there tastes so good). We were talking for three hours and more and then Robert had to leave.
Dan invited me to have dinner with them so we went to my favorite Chinese restaurant. After eating, I asked Tina if could pray for her because at the café she had said she always had pain in her toes. I asked about her pain level and she said she had no pain then because there was God’s presence around us. Whenever there’s presence of God, she has no pain but only stiffness. So I prayed and commanded her stiff toes to be flexible.
“Strange to say,” she said, “the pain came back to my toes.”
So I laid my hand there and commanded the pain to leave in Jesus name.
“It’s very strange, but it moved to another part,” she said.
“Where?” I asked.
It moved to her right cheek, then to her right neck and lastly to her throat. I prayed each time when it moved. We were convinced it was the evil spirit that caused her pain and I commanded it to come out and leave from her mouth. It became smaller and smaller but it was still stuck inside her throat. I felt something in her throat moving under my hand. Her body twitched a few times. I switched praying in Japanese to tongues and then she exhaled something. Finally it came out from her mouth and she said she saw a snake leaving in her vision.
It is the first deliverance I’ve ever had.
I sent a mail to Robert about it yesterday and he said he could see the snake manifesting in her at the cafe but didn’t say anything. He asked the Lord to show him the way to deliver the snake from her that night. He says that deliverance from a snake means much to us.
Robert is a seer and I always wanted to be like him. But now I think God gives each of us a different gift. I think God gives me a gift of healing (Of course I know every believer can heal the sick in the name of Jesus. But mine seems to be stronger). Tina’s headache was instantly healed when I laid my hand and prayed at the Café (she said my hand was so hot). Dan’s running nose was completely healed when I laid my hand on his nose and prayed twice at the restaurant. I’m sure Coreen has some special gift too. (Coreen is a mutual friend of ours.)
Good night, Joseph!
If you know anyone who might benefit from the material Kazuko is translating into Japanese, she can be found on Facebook, here.