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Faith That Brings Healing

Monday, March 24, 2014

God has taken us to Northeastern India to a state called Mizoram.  We have the privilege of joining our friend and his team from YWAM in doing ministry here.  Our friend and his team have been here leading a Worship and Intercession Seminar and it was exciting to join them after just hearing of the amazing healings and testimonies from their first night.

Mizoram map

Mizoram Map

We have never been to Mizoram before and we found that upon arriving in the small airport set in the middle of the jungle on Friday, what we imagined Mizoram to be was nothing like what it truly is.  Mizoram seems like a different country.  The Mizos are Indian, but they have an Asian ancestry since they border China.  A brief history of the Mizos is that they used to be head hunters.  But some British people answered the call of the Lord to “Go!”, and they took the Gospel of Jesus to this intimidating and murderous unreached people group.  Jesus became and is now the foundation of the Mizos.  Just in being in the first meeting, it was amazing to see the love for the Lord that the people have!  I became so excited for what God is doing in Mizoram and couldn’t wait to see what all He has planned here.

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Worship and Intercession Seminar in Mizoram

Saturday, Jeremiah spoke during the morning service about the importance of intercession. Following this session, there was great unity among the people as they repented and prayed for their Burmese neighbors of whom they had great prejudice against.  During the evening service, we worshipped and broke out into praying for people.  This was the first time I had been in a setting where the Holy Spirit was moving and I was seeing healings take place before me as I prayed for people.  The first man that came to me came for salvation and to be healed from intestinal problems.  The second came and wanted healing from problems with his nervous system.  A young girl came forward who has struggled with irregular periods and issues because of that.  The Holy Spirit healed each one and filled them.  One by one, people came forward for healing or just wanting more Holy Spirit.  During that night, people who had been prayed for had legs grow out, stomachs, back pain, and elbows were healed, and blind eyes were opened!

Jeremiah preaching about original design

Jeremiah preaching about original design

On Sunday, Jeremiah and I shared about original design.  I shared part of my original design of God calling me to be a mother and how the enemy has tried to kill me through infirmity and take away from that word being true.  The enemy would do anything he can to rob us of our God-given destiny but God’s plan for us is to walk in the Truth of who He says we are.  So many people came forward for prayer to know their identity in Christ as well as for healing.  I prayed for a girl with Hepatitis C, people with headaches, stomach ulcers, eye problems, and nervous system issues were all healed!  I was able to speak prophetically over people through their healing and every person I laid hands on was overcome by Holy Spirit and fell down.

Holy Spirit bringing healing

Holy Spirit bringing healing

This was all so exciting for me and was the moment where the measure of my faith was made evident.  Each time Jesus healed people, He had faith.  The disciples were unable to cast out demons and asked Jesus why.  He replied that they were faithless and corrupt people, and then with one statement, set free the demon-possessed boy.  I have been in a season of believing for my healing and contending for it from a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis from when I was young, but also from a diagnosis of poly cystic ovary syndrome, both of which are said to be chronic, lifelong things that can/will rob me in my life.  In the world’s eyes, these things look irrepairable, but in the eyes of Jesus, they amount to nothing compared to the power of God.  Jesus told me that if I don’t have the faith to believe for my healing, then how can I have the faith it takes to believe for the healing of each person I laid hands on?  I always wanted to be used to bring forth healing and breakthrough in people but I let the enemy bring in the lie that I wasn’t worthy enough to be used by God in this way.  It wasn’t until I chose to have the faith Jesus called the disciples to have, that I was able to see these miraculous things happen before my eyes and through my hands.

Romans 4:20-22 says, “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise.  In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.  He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.  And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.”  Just as Abraham refused to believe anything but what God promised, God was able to move freely and powerfully in his life.  We were all a dream in God’s heart before the foundation of the earth.  If you don’t know who God says you are, I encourage you to ask Him, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made!  If there are any areas in your life where you believe anything other than the good things that are from Him, I urge you to give it up to God so that blessings may be unlocked and released in your life; and the power of God can flow through you in these incredible ways!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!

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Battle for NYC

It becomes more and more evident as we are here the spiritual battle that is taking place all around us.  I may not be the most spiritually discerning Man of God, but I can tell when things are happening.  I mentioned in a previous post how the evidence of people being influenced by the demonic is more evident especially as we walk the streets.  On top of this, both my wife and I are physically more tired than we have ever been, and this seems to become more true after we are out on the streets for any length of time.  I believe that the spiritual atmosphere here is so alive with the battle for this city that it spiritually drains us.

I want to share something that happened at a Bible study I was privileged to be a part of.  When we arrived, this Bible Study was already well under way with 30ish businessmen in a circle in an office building talking about how we can love God more and become better husbands and fathers as it applied.  The group had a special person, who is involved with Bethel, sitting in and sharing about how God had told them to set their eyes to the NorthEastern coast.  God was starting to do great things in NYC with the evidence of Bethel and all the other Christian organizations that have recently been getting involved here.

After the gentleman from Bethel had finished speaking and encouraging the men that they were doing a great thing and that God was about to move in great ways in NYC, another man began to share.  He began to share about how God’s wrath and judgment were coming to NY and that it was going to be crushed by China and that the people of this city were like the Israelites that had to be judged by the Assyrians.  After this man was done sharing, another man began to share about how we needed to reach the people with love and forgiveness.  When this man began to speak, the Judgment Man began to raise his voice at him and talk more loudly about God’s judgment and wrath.  So the Love guy stood up and went over to the judgment guy and asked him if they could step outside and talk about it so the rest of the group was not disrupted.  He explained that this was not a debate but a Bible study but he would be glad to discuss it with him outside.

Apparently, the calm manner of the Love Guy did not sit well with the judgment guy and he started getting very loud and angry.  He began to rebuke Love guy and say that He was the devil.  It was very apparent to all the rest of us in the room that the love guy and the way he was dealing with things was the correct way, and the judgment guy was angry and out of control.  Eventually, they had to call security to escort judgment guy out because he did not want to calm down or quit disrupting the group.  Even as he was escorted out the door, judgment guy was calling the people of the group hypocrites because they were such loving Christians to have him removed by security.  The response of the group was a proper one.  They prayed for him and then continued on with what they had been discussing previously.

It seemed to me that this was a direct assault against what God was doing.  He had just brought encouragement to his people that something great was happening in New York, and this judgment guy began to try to bring in despair and the negative.  It can be easy to be sucked into the lies of the enemy, because there is an element of truth in them.  However, even if everything that man was saying was 100% true, he was not speaking it in a loving or respectful way and was therefore outside of obedience to God.

I encourage you not only to be on the look out for how the enemy would try to come in and snatch away the Word of God that He is trying to speak to His people, but also to be sure that when you are speaking the truth that you are speaking with love.  So many people are hurt and broken because well meaning people have spoken words that may have been true, but were not given in order to encourage and build up.  Please be sure that as you speak, you are encouraging and strengthening everyone around you.  You should be known, just as Jesus was, as the one who has the “words of life”.  Speak truth, but speak it so that life comes forth and not death!!!

Please continue to pray for New York City! This is a place that touches so many different kinds of people from so many different countries that the missions done in NYC will literally affect the whole world.  Pray for us that we are continually strengthened and obedient to everything God has for us here and as we prepare for our next journey.  Partner with us in prayer and finances and pray for our protection and provision as we continue to serve the Lord!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!