Wednesday, September 15, 2010
PNatey (30 yrs) - As a youth pastor, I often get the opportunity to speak for chapel services at various Christian schools or clubs. I was at Hope Christian School for their second chapel service of the school year and I had a specific message for them about being a witness through the Show and Tell Gospel based on Jesus' words in Acts 1:8 and what he meant by the word witness. The gospel is meant to be told and demonstrated through the divine seal of miracles and supernatural gifts. After the message, I told them we'd have a demonstration. Little did they know that they would be the ones demonstrating my message. By the word of knowledge, I called out those with neck pain. There were 3 students who came forward for healing in this area. I called for 3 students who believed my message was true and were willing to pray for those who had come forward for healing. Three brave students stepped up and I coached them through working a miracle. All 3 students were healed instantly. We continued to have a variety of instant healings including a girl with ringing in her right ear, a guy with heart problems who was told he'd need surgery within the year or there'd be a 50% chance he'd die, a girl with pain in her knee and a guy with two sprained fingers. All of these students were healed through other students who were bold enough to step out of their comfort zone and minister to their peers. Praise God for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Stephen (14 yrs)- I asked Christ into my life only a couple of months ago and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit even more recently than that. As you can imagine, I was super excited for the outreaches Good News Church was having. I hardly ever missed a meeting during the first two weeks of IMPACT but this particular day stuck out to me. Wesley and I were at East Augusta Commons when we met two ladies and several children standing on a porch. Wesley presented the gospel and both women were saved. However when one of the ladies started walking, I noticed that she was in a great deal of pain. She explained that she had arthritis in her knee. After we told her about the miracle of God's healing power, I laid hands on her and spoke to the arthritis. She was a little better...so wetook authority over the disease again and the pain in her knee was completely gone. She was as excited as I was! Earlier I said that this particular day stuck out to me and that's because that this incident was MY first healing miracle. The fact that I am still a young christian doesn't mean I can do anything less than anyone else in my new church family. The same power flowing through them flows through me too. I'm looking forward to giving more life to others; there are more miracles to come!