Recently I went to visit a brother in The Lord & a friend. B—- is an up in years mechanic. He has had several problems over the years with his back & body. B—- had two back surgeries in the late 90’s. The day I went to see him he was in a particular predicament. His left leg had gone numb to the point he was having a very hard time walking & standing. B—- was couch bound and in misery. B—- is self-employed with no insurance or other means of earning a living.
After a short time, sensing The Lord’s compassionate love and I reminded B—- that I was a minister & an elder. I reminded him of James 5:
14Is 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:
15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I asked him if he had any oil & then I asked him to follow the recipe of Holy Scripture and to ask me to pray for him (NOT THAT I AM ANYTHING, BUT THAT THE WORD IS EVERYTHING). He did and then I anointed him with the oil (that represents The Blood & Holy Spirit of Christ) reminding Father God of His Word and the fault that was tormenting my brother. Immediately B—- had relief! With in a day, he was back at work. With-in a couple of days this part of his heavily damaged body had gotten its healing.
The 2nd miracle from this occurrence was that a friend of his, S—- that I had never met, was given the testimony by B—-. S—- had been away from God many years. S—- ‘s brother is even a Pastor, but this Pastor’s life has been for some time full of worry, strife, and debate over his personal circumstances of both church, covid, & having to go back into a previous career to pay his family’s bills. This certainly had not help S—-‘s faith nor lifestyle. S—-‘s testimony was that he had never seen or even heard of any miracles or circumstances where God was real. He had been praying earnestly for God to show himself to him if he was really real. B—-‘s dilemma & subsequent healing now stood up in his spirit were the deep calleth to the deep for a relationship that he long for with confidence.
S—-‘s testimony to me was that the faith in action with results was what He was looking for to restore a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Just goes to show us that we never know what God is going to do if we will only be the church, and just not a pew sitter.
15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.