We had a good week this week, what I would call a “normal” week. We were out in the neighborhoods in our community every day, we saw several miracles and several people came to Jesus. All in all, a wonderful week! Monday is my day off, so we begin on Tuesdays…
On Tuesday, a team went to a house church in downtown
On Wednesday, a team went into a neighborhood in
On Thursday, a couple guys from
We had a rather large team, so we went out to the three different neighborhoods in
We went to one house and the guy was very confrontational, saying that all this Jesus stuff is a bunch of !@#$ and he was sick of it. I decided to be a little confrontational and it worked! In a minute, we were sitting in his living room, at his invitation. We started to prophesy over this guy and his wife and they were shaken. We prayed for his wife, who had a head cold and Lupus. Her throat cleared up instantly and all pain left and the congestion in her head cleared up in about five minutes. As we are praying for this guy’s wife, he gets agitated and blurts out that he needs a sign from God. We ask him to be specific and he confesses that he has been addicted to cocaine for over 25 years. He says, “If Jesus can take care of my drug problem, I am His!” Sounds like a wager to me! We pray for him, pray for his wife’s Lupus and will be following up.
Friday started well with a healing at breakfast. We see an elderly guy come in to the bagel place we’re at with a neck brace and a brace on his arm. Come to find out, he has broken his wrist a couple weeks before and had a severe neck injury ten years before. He is in pain with both. Our buds from
We head downtown to
We move on to
The rain started to pour down and a bunch of people congregated under a covered portico. One of the guys from
We came in from downtown, went right into the prayer room for an hour or so, get soaked and marinate in the presence of God and then headed right back out to the neighborhoods. We walk up on a couple good old boys, enjoying the afternoon with a few (dozen) beers. The Lord gives us a word about pain in the left shoulder, one of the guys has the pain, we pray and all pain leaves! We got another word about a knee injury and the other guy sitting there tells us that he has this knee injury that limits the amount of weight he can put on it. He also tells us that when he squats it, and I quote, “Sounds like milk being poured over Rice Krispies! With a Snap, Crackle and Pop!” We pray for him and get him to check the knee. No pain and no, “Snap, Crackle and Pop!” We got an invitation to come back and share more.
Back to the church, more soaking prayer and then off to the parking lot! The police have been cracking down the last several weeks, severely limiting our time with the kids that gather in the lot. Not so this night! They are slow to gather, but in a few minutes we have a pretty good crowd. Our team breaks up into several groups and starts giving words of knowledge, prophesying and preaching. One of the guys we go up to is a big Latino dude. The Lord gives us some crazy accuracy and we start telling him some very intimate details about his life. He goes from angry God hater to asking Jesus to take control of his life and gets born again in about five minutes! I love prophetic evangelism, it makes things so much easier!
We head back home later that night, exhausted but fulfilled.
On Saturday morning, several folks show up for our neighborhood outreach and a couple guys from
Maybe it shouldn’t be like this, but the miracles, preaching, prophesying and praying that happen this week all seem normal. The supernatural has become natural!