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"Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! The pain is gone,” said the supervising agent in the retention department of AT&T.

Well as many of you know, Jeanine and I just got back from being in South Africa for 17days, where which we had an amazing time. When we got home, my kids and mother-in-law told us that our AT&T internet service has been having major problems, which is super frustrating because we've had 6 technicians out since we moved this spring, and I've been on the phone so many times with AT&T. (The one redeeming thing is almost every time the Holy Spirit has spoken to me about an issue or condition with the agent I was speaking to, and I've seen many people healed over the phone.)

A supervisor named Kiana was helping me to figure out the problem. I said, “Kiana, before we get off the phone, let me ask you something. I know this might sound a bit odd, but have you been having these conditions in your body?” I went on to describe pain on the right side of her body in her shoulder blade going down her back and also pain in her left knee.

 “Oh my goodness! How did you know that?” she exclaimed. I told her that I'm a Christian and that Jesus often will give me insight into things that are going on with people as a sign of his love for them. She said, “Oh! I'm a believer, but this is wild.” I told her this is what Christians do. Then I went on to ask her her pain level from 1 to 10. She said it was an 8. I began to pray. I spoke to the pain and told it to go. I told Kiana she would experience a warmth or tingling in her body. Then I asked her to look for the pain by moving around.

She got quiet then said, “I can't find the pain anywhere. Oh my goodness, this is crazy.”

“No really,” I said, “check it! How does it feel?”

She moved around and did whatever she needed to do to check for the pain. She said, “It’s all gone, but there is a tiny bit of pain in my left shoulder.” So I spoke to the pain again, telling it to go, and asked her to move it. She yelled out, “Oh my goodness! What are you doing to me?” She said, “I felt that tingling go all over my body, and it just left! I've had this pain for 3 months and there is no more pain.”

I again explained, “This was just a sign of God’s good love for you.”

“Oh my goodness, you just made my day. This is amazing. Oh my goodness!”

Remember Jesus is at work all they time matter what, when, or where. Our job is to simply look, listen, and respond, and put him on display with love and power.

Lady gets healed in lazy river at the water park!!!

My family and I took a day trip to Clinton, OK to go to the Water Zoo indoor water park. I happened to see a lady floating in the lazy river near us who had a neck brace on. As I floated next to her I asked her why she had the neck brace and if she was in pain. She said she had a major surgery a month ago involving fusions in her neck.

I asked her what her level of pain was on a scale from one to ten. She said it has been an eight or higher since the surgery. It was an eight at the moment. I asked if I could pray for her. She said yes and that she was also a believer.

I prayed and the pain decreased from an eight to a four. So I prayed again, and this time it dropped to a two. The third time I prayed, the pain completely left to a zero.

 "There's no more pain at all! It's totally gone," she explained. She hadn't been pain free in over a month. I asked her what she felt as I prayed for her. "It was a warm feeling over my neck. It felt like a hand was touching my neck. Then the pain left."

Remember the kingdom of God is at hand, even when you are floating in the lazy river at the water park. Our job is to simply, look, listen and respond and put Jesus on display with love and power.

A Word of Knowledge Shocks a Delta Airlines Agent

Crazy sweet story! I was booking a flight for South Africa. The first call I made, the line dropped, so I had a call back again, which I was super frustrated about. But then I had to stop my mind and began to wonder, what if the Lord has someone else for me to talk to. Maybe He wants to give me a word of knowledge or impression for someone else. Well I then got to speak to a sweet lady named Sheri. She gave me helpful information about the best way to book the multiple-city flight to South Africa in August. As we wind up the conversation, I said to Sheri, “By any chance, are you having problems with your ankle and your lower back?”

Sheri said, “OK, that's really random! I have issues in those two places.” I asked her on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the worst, what was her pain level is. She told me it was about a six and four.

I found out later that she’d had this pain for years and was scheduled to go to the Mayo clinic for further care next week. She had been using crutches and didn't know what was wrong with her. She asked, “OK, this is so weird! How did you know this?”

“I get pictures and impressions from Jesus. I’m a Christian.”

“I'm a Christian too,” Sheri said.

 “Great! Do you mind if I pray for you?” I asked.

She was a little bit hesitant, only because she was working and didn't know what the protocol for that was, so she said, “Yeah, I guess so. I didn't ask you; you asked me, so I guess it will be OK.”

I prayed a simple prayer for the Holy Spirit to come, speaking to the pain and commanding it to go. After the first prayer, the pain in her back had dramatically decreased. The ankle pain was completely gone. So I asked her if I could pray for her one more time. She said sure. I prayed again. She checked her back, and all the pain was completely gone. She told me she felt a tingling sensation on the right side of her body. She was so freaked out, and I could tell she was grateful at the same time. I asked her, “Sheri, did you believe that these kind of things could happen?”

“Yes,” she replied, “but not for me.”

“Well Jesus was concerned about your ankle and your back, and he wants you to know how much she loves you and cares for you. He wants you to know He's thinking of you.” She was again incredibly grateful and a bit freaked out. I could tell she was holding back tears.

This is just another reminder that God is always at work no matter what, and that He’s even concerned with the customer care agent on the other line, wanting to break in to express His love. This isn’t about some special gifting. It’s about just looking, listening, and responding to what the Holy Spirit is doing, which is always putting Jesus on display with love and power.

Security system customer care agent healed over the phone!!!

OK – I’m convinced now that Jesus loves customer care agents, the same ones we’ve grown to hate. Long crazy story, but I had to call Digital Life, which is our security system through AT&T, because a technician had come out and accidentally messed something up with our wifi, so I was on the phone back and forth to figure out what was going on. To tell you the truth, I get frustrated with being transferred to this person and that person. Finally, I got a rep named Jonathan. He did a great job of helping me figure out what was going on with the security system and loss of internet access.

We were finishing up the call when I had a slight impression there was something wrong with the right side of his lower back and his neck was in pain. So I said, “Do you mind if I ask you an interesting question?”

“Sure, go ahead,” he said.

 “Well, Jonathan, sometimes I get these pictures impressions. Do you have something wrong with the lower part of your right back and your neck?”

He gasped, “Man! How did you know that!”

He was super surprised, and now he was curious, so I said, “All those pictures impressions are a gift from Jesus, and Jesus is saying that He loves you. He's near to you, and He wants a relationship with you. Do you mind if I pray for your neck and back?”

“Yes,” he eagerly said. “Go ahead!”

I prayed 4 times, and each time the pain diminished as it went from a 7 to a 5 to a 3 to a 1. He was so shocked. He exclaimed, “Dude! How did you do that! This is crazy!” All his pain was completely gone, and he felt warm all through his body. 

“Jonathan,” I said, “I don't know where your faith is . . .”

“Well,” he interrupted, “I used to go to church with my mom when I was a kid, but really I kind of wanted away from that.”

“Jonathan, I'm not talking about going to church. I'm talking about a personal relationship with Jesus - that He is pursuing you, and he loves you. The reason why you felt the pain leave was Him letting you know how close He is and that He's inviting you into a relationship with him.”

 “Dude! You don't know! You’re like the third person that said something like this to me. I can't wait to go out with my girlfriend—she's a believer—and tell her about this!”

I began again to share with Jonathan more. “It's really simple. Jesus is pursuing you and inviting you into relationship, and all you need to do is respond, saying, ‘Jesus, I want that relationship with you.’”

“Oh man, when I get home, I'm going to really talk this over with my girlfriend. You've got my mind really thinking. I have to explore this more.”

We continued to talk. “Jonathan, here's all you need to do: just simply respond by  saying yes, Jesus, I want that relationship with you.”

 “I'm so going home to talk this over with my girlfriend,” he continued to say excitedly. I could tell he really need to process this with someone he knew well, so I encouraged him to do that and to just say to Jesus, yes, I want that relationship with you.

We had been on the phone for 30 minutes, and he said, “I'm so sorry, but I have to go. I'm being timed on the call, but man please know I'm so thankful for what you did for me. I really can't wait to get home so I can think through this and talk with my girlfriend about what has happened. She will be so shocked. Thank you so much!”

As I got off the phone with him, I told him one last time, “This is Jesus pursuing a relationship with you.”

I have found it’s not my job to make the hard sell and close but to simply witness in demonstration and proclamation and put Jesus on display with love and power.

Next time you're on a customer care call, take a risk, look, listen, and respond, and put Jesus on display with love and power. 

Healing at McDonalds drive thru!!!

I went to lunch with my good friend David Mullican today. As we were heading back to my house Jeanine sent me a text asking if I could pick Tyler up some McDonald's. As David drove up to the window to pay and I was in the passenger seat, I felt like I had an impression about 2 conditions in the drive-thru lady's body. So I asked Maria if she happened to have a problem with her wrist and shoulder.

"No," she replied, "but I have a problem in my knee from an old basketball injury." So I asked Maria what her pain level was on a scale from 1 to 10. She said a 7, so I prayed a simple prayer of command, then told her she would feel a warm presence come over her body and the pain would go. I asked her to try it out. She looked at David and me and said, "Would you think I was crazy if I told you it worked?" David and I just laughed and said no then I asked her to tell me what she felt. "I felt that warm presence come into my hip, down in my knees, and all the pain left!"

I told Maria this was the love of Jesus for her. She was so excited and said, "I will never forget this. Thank you so much."

I asked if she would be willing to share her testimony of what happened and she gladly said yes. Check out her video testimony below.

 https://youtu.be/0NPt5wW45Yo

Remember to take a risk and put Jesus on display with love and power.

Xbox live customer care agent healed over the phone!!!

I just got through helping Tyler setup his Xbox live account. Since we moved we had some issues. As the Xbox live agent, Rochelle, finished helping us, I asked her if she had an issue with the left side of her neck. She said she did. I told her I get pictures and impressions for people sometimes. Then I asked what her pain level was on a scale from 1 to 10. She said it was a 7, and she told me she has had this pain for years. I told Rochelle I was going to pray for her and all the pain would leave.

I prayed a simple prayer of command, telling the pain to leave. I told Rochelle that she would feel a warm tingling presence come over her and then for her to move her neck. She did and said she could feel the pain leaving as the pain went down to a 3.

 “Let me pray again,” I said. “If it can go from a 7 to a 3, it can go from a 0 to a 3.” As I prayed again, Rochelle said she felt the warm presence and the pain leaving again.

She moved her neck to the left, which she couldn't do without pain, and she said, “It’s gone! No more pain!” She stated again that it's been years since she hasn't felt pain on the left side of her neck.

I then began to tell Rochelle this was the love of Jesus and this was a sign to her of His love. I told her what He did in her body He wanted to do in her heart, that He wanted a relationship with her.

I could tell she was taken back, and her voice seemed to quiver a bit. “Thank you so much for praying for me,” she said. She thanked me again, and we ended the call.

Tyler overheard the whole conversation because I had it on speaker. After we got off the phone he turned to me and said, “Daddy, that was worth it,” meaning all the time we had to trouble shoot the Xbox live problem.

This stuff always amazes me, and I'm always so nervous every time I take a risk and step out to pray for someone like this over the phone, and for that matter in person. I can feel the awkwardness and the questions: what if nothing happens? I guess it wouldn't really be a risk if I didn't have those doubts. I love Jesus and the way he asked us to step out of the boat and on the water. I share these testimonies for two reasons: one to glorify Jesus, and two to build faith in others and, to be honest, for myself because I still get hit with unbelief. And I know if the Holy Spirit can use me, he can use anyone to do the stuff of the kingdom and put Jesus on display with love and power.

Take a risk!

Healing over the phone after a missed word of knowledge...

This evening I got off the phone with a customer care agent because I got locked out of my account due to forgetting the password. While I was on the phone with Margaret I told her, “Sometimes I get pictures and impressions for people about things going on in people's bodies.” Then I asked her about two conditions that I thought I heard.

Margaret said, “No, I sure don't have those conditions.”

I simply said, “Well I sometimes miss it. I guess I heard wrong.” But instead of stopping there, since I already opened the door to awkwardness, I said, “Do you happen to have any pain anywhere in your body?”

Margaret said, “Oh yes, in my lower back.” Then I asked what her pain level was on a scale from 1 to 10. She said a 5. “Margaret,” I said, “do you mind if I pray for your back?” She said sure, so I prayed once. The pain dropped to a 3, and she felt a warm tingling presence come. So I said, “If it can go from a 5 to a 3, it can go from a 3 to a 0. Let me pray again.”

After another short prayer, she said, “It’s all gone!”

I told Margaret, “This was the love of Jesus for you.”

Remember to keep looking, listening, and taking risks to put Jesus on display with love and power and press in even when you miss it on a word of knowledge. You might as well swing for the fences, so to speak, since you've already opened the conversation.

Healing and moving pods

I just got off the phone with a customer care agent for renting a moving pod. We are moving, which is a whole other God story that I will share later. As we were finishing up the call I said to Aliqua, “Can I ask you an interesting question?” She said sure, then I asked her if she had two specific conditions in her body. She said she had both of those conditions.

 “Well,” I explained, “I'm a Christian, and sometimes the Lord speaks to me about issues in people's lives or pain in their bodies because he loves them and wants them healed. Do you mind if pray for you?”

“Please do,” she said.

I asked on a scale from 1 to 10 what her pain level was, and she said a 6. I prayed a simple prayer of command and told her she would feel a warmth or tingling. Then I asked her to try moving her body around to see where the pain was.

Aliqua giggled and said, “The pain has gone down,” with a shocked and excited tone. So I asked her again if I could pray one more time for all the pain go. She said, “Yes!”

Her pain had dropped from a 6 to a 4. “If it could go from a 6 to a 4, it can go from a 4 to a zero,” I explained. I prayed another quick prayer of command, telling the pain to go. I told her that she would experience the love of Jesus. Then I asked her to check for the pain again.

She began to giggle more, saying, “All the pain is gone,” again awed excitement.

“Aliqua, this is the love of Jesus for you.”

 “Oh yes!” she exclaimed and kept thanking me for praying for her. I asked what she felt, and she said, “I didn't feel the tingling, but I felt a warmth come over me. Then when I moved my body around, there was a popping, and all the pain was gone.” I asked how long she had the pain. “For months,” she explained, “and now it’s gone!”

Come on Jesus! Remember the kingdom of God is always at hand, and our job as believers is to simply look, listen, and respond to what the Holy Spirit is doing and put Jesus on display as you go about your day with love and power.

Picking up the kids from school and healing the sick!

I was picking up Annalisa from school and was waiting in the parking lot for classes to be released with my windows down. I had Tyler and Ruby our dog with us. As I pulled into the school parking lot, another guy was also sitting in his car with his window rolled down waiting to pick up his daughter. He struck up a conversation with me about our dog, so we talked a few minutes about this and that. As we were talking, I felt the Holy Spirit give me 3 words of knowledge about 3 conditions going on in his body. His name was Isaac.

 “Isaac,” I said, “can I ask you an interesting question?”

 “Sure.”

 “Are you having these 3 conditions: a problem with you neck, shoulder and back?” He said yes with a curious look. I explained, “Well, sometimes I get pictures and impressions for conditions going on in people's bodies. It's a gift from the Holy Spirit. Do you mind if I pray for you?”

“Yes, please do.”

I was in my sitting in my Suburban while he was sitting in his SUV, and I just prayed a simple quick prayer then asked him to check for the pain. The pain had decreased, so I asked, “Can I pray again?” He said yes. I never laid hands on him. I just simply prayed again from my Suburban. I prayed 2 more times.

He stepped out of the car, testing out his body, checking his body for pain. He couldn’t find the pain. It was totally gone! I told him this was the love of Jesus for him, and I gave him my card and told him about Crestwood Vineyard. He shook my hand, thanking me.

Remember the kingdom of God is always at hand even when you are picking your kids up for school. Our job is to simply look, listen, and respond to what the Holy Spirit is doing and put Jesus on display with love and power.

Intentionally Putting Jesus on Display

Today Doc, Larry, Scott, and I went out to intentionally put Jesus on display. We saw several healings and loved on lots of people.

Here are a couple testimonies that happened. I received a word of knowledge for a waitress. I prayed for her twice, and all her pain left. What was great is she was next to another waitress who I had prayed for 3 weeks ago. That waitress kept smiling at me, saying "still no more pain."

From there we headed to an apartment complex near Crestwood Vineyard to simply offer prayer and invite anyone who would like to come to our Wednesday night free dinner. We connected with several people. One lady that we got to love on and pray for was Dina. She was such a sweet lady. She didn't even live in the apartments -- she was just visiting her sister. She told us that she was in lots of pain and has been for 8yrs due to a condition called spinal stenosis. She has to get injections every so often, and it still doesn't curb the pain. Scott and I prayed for her then asked her to check it out. She said she could move her neck, and there wasn't any crackling and popping like usual, but it was still in a lot of pain. But she was shocked that she could move her neck. I asked if we could pray for her again, and she gladly excepted. After a short prayer, I asked her to try it out again. The pain had dramatically decreased. She was so shocked -- tears began to roll down her face. She said, "I haven't been able to do this," as she moved her body around. She said she felt heat all over body. Then she collapsed into our arms, saying over and over, "Thanks, Jesus!" Scott and I began to bless what the Holy Spirit was doing, and I asked her to do something she couldn't do before. She did and began to weep even more with tears of joy, saying, "There is no more pain!" She kept saying she felt heat all over her body and said this was the first time in 8 years she had been without pain. She just hugged us as she wept and wept. It was such a holy and sweet moment. She just kept weeping and thanking Jesus.

Then tonight, we met up with some CSKM students to do an outreach in the city. We split up in to team with different destinations. I ended up with Jeanine and 2 of our kids who joined us, and we went to a Walmart. While we were shopping, we prayed for 3 Walmart employees. One lady was suffering from sinus, throat, chest, and headache pain. As we prayed for her, all the pain left 100%. She even had pain in her knees and ankle that was healed even though we didn't pray specifically for that.

Then we met the rest of the CSKM students. As we debriefed, we heard that each group had used different approaches and had different ways of praying for people, but everyone had several testimonies of people being touched by God as they prayed for them.

As believers, we get the amazing opportunity to put Jesus on display with love and power!

Prayed for a Custmoer Care Agent over the phone.

I just prayed for a customer care agent over the phone who was trying to sell me on a magazine subscription. Which I turned down.

As we were getting off the phone I had a word of knowledge about a condition in her neck and right shoulder. She was taken back and didn't really know what to do or say. After I prayed she said it was much better. You could tell she was a bit nervous because she wasn't expecting that.

Remember, we are called to put Jesus on display with love and power even when it's a customer care agent trying to sell you on a subscription ; )

I love drive-thru healings!

I was picking up a quick lunch for Tyler before heading to his doctor appointment in Edmond. As we pulled up to the window, I felt the Holy Spirit speak to me about two conditions in her body. So I simply asked if she happened to have these two conditions. She said yes with a surprised look. I told her I get pictures and impressions for people sometimes about issues going on in their bodies. Then I asked what her pain level was on a scale to 10. She said it was a 10 and that she had had it for 2 years. I asked if could see her hand. I placed my hand on top of hers and said, “Pain, go in Jesus’ name.” I told her she would feel a warm presence come over her body and all the pain would go. Then I asked her to check her body to see if anything had changed.

“OK,” she said. “We will see if it worked.” She went to grab Tyler's drink. As she did, she started smiling really big, saying, “That's amazing! That is so amazing!” I asked her what was so amazing, and she said, “There is no more pain!” All she could do was smile and say “it's amazing.”

Jesus is always at work. Our job is just to join Him in His ministry as we put Him on display with love and power.

Drive- Thru Kingdom Encounter

 “That's weird,” she said with a shocked look on her face.

I took Tyler to one of his favorite places, Burger King. As we were going through the drive-thru I asked Jesus if he had anything for the drive-thru lady. I then had a picture of three conditions going on in her body. As we were paying for our food, I told the server Ashley that I often get pictures and impressions for people, and I then asked her about the three conditions. Ashely said, “Yes, I have those issues and pain due to arthritis.”

I asked on a scale of 1 to 10 what was her pain level at the moment. She said a 5. So I asked if I could take ahold of her hand she agreed as I took her and hand. I prayed a simple prayer: “Thank you, Jesus, for healing, and I command all the pain to go now.” Then I told her she would feel a warm tingling-like heat go through her body and the pain would completely go away. Then I said, “Move your body and check for the pain.”

Ashley said, “That's weird,” with a shocked look on her face.

“What's weird?”

“I felt that warm tingling thing you said.” I asked her how her pain was now, and she replied, “It’s gone! I don't feel any pain. It's nothing like it was.” Then a customer came up, and she had to attend to her job, so she politely said, “I'm sorry but I have grab this customer.”

Remember we don't bring ministry. We just simply do life, ask Jesus what he is doing, and join him in his ministry to others and put him on display with love and power. As you go about your day look for what he is doing, and join him in that work.

Kingdom Encounter at Dave and Busters!

We went as a family to Dave and Busters half price Wednesday nights! While we were there, my game card wasn't working, so I went to the front for help to get a new game card. As we were waiting, I got a word of knowledge for the sweet lady named Victoria.

“How did you know that? Did I look like I was standing funny?”

“No, just sometimes I get impressions about conditions in people's bodies, and I felt you had an issue with your shoulders.”

“I do! So much so that I have to use Icy Hot patches. Right now it's not as painful, but I'm still in pain.” I asked her if she would know if the pain went away. She said yes, she would know if it was gone.

“Victoria, let me see your hand.” I looked her right in the eyes, smiled, and said, “All the pain is going to go right now, and you’re going to feel a warm presence come over your shoulders in Jesus name.” She smiled really big, then looked in surprised as the pain left.

“Oh, thank you so much,” she said. Then she told me she felt the warm presence come over her. I told her this was the love of Jesus for her. Then the kids and I got our new game card and went off to play.

As we were heading out, I asked again how was her shoulders were doing. She gave me two thumbs up, a smile, and said there was still no more pain.

Remember the Kingdom of God is at hand even when you’re at Dave and Busters playing with your kids. Our job is to simply look, listen, respond, and put Jesus on display with love and power.

Customer Service Rep Healed Over the Phone!

Today I spoke with an AT&T customer service rep named Eddie about returning my old phone because I got a new one. As we were wrapping up the call, I had two words of knowledge for him about a condition in his body. Eddie was surprised and told me I was right about the two conditions.

I said, "Eddie, the only way I could have known about these two conditions was because Jesus loves you and knows all about you. I'm going to pray for you, Eddie, and you're going to feel a warm tingling, presence come over the back of your head and neck, and all the pain is going to leave. Now Eddie, move your neck around."

"I can feel the warmth and tingling," he said, "and the pain is going!" As we finished up the call Eddie added, "Thank you so much for your boldness and prayer."

Just remember that the kingdom of God is at hand, even when your on a customer service call.

Crippling MS healed and Deaf ear opens!!!


Crippling MS healed and Deaf ear opens!!!

This is a crazy encounter and a crazy story! Check out the video testimony as well!

Jeanine and I were at the Urban T-house today, and I got up to go to the restroom. As I walked past a table, a woman seated in a motorized cart reached up and grabbed me.

“I remember you!” she exclaimed. She then began to tell me her story. “Years ago, you prayed for me in a Wal-Mart parking lot. My hands and feet were completely crippled from MS. You gave me money and prayed for me, and now look at me!” She stood from the cart and showed me how she could walk. As we talked more with Carrie and her husband Paul, we realized that it must have been about 20 years ago when this happened, and her crippling MS gradually improved after I prayed for her. I didn’t remember her, but she clearly remembered me two decades later.

As Carrie and Paul shared some of their story with us, she showed Jeanine and me the jewelry she was making with her previously crippled hands. She made Jeanine a beautiful pair of earrings as we talked.

I then asked if I could pray for her again to have complete healing. As I prayed, I told her she would begin to feel warmth and tingling as God touched her. She began to slump over as the tangible presence of God came on her. She then sat upright and exclaimed, “Oh! I felt that warmth! It was all over my stomach. My stomach is what hurts me the most.” As we prayed once more, she said the stomach pain completely left.

“Can you please pray for my ears? I’m deaf in my right ear.”

Paul added, “She doesn’t have an eardrum or the three little bones in that ear.”

I prayed over her ears and commanded healing to come and the hearing to be restored.

Carrie teared up as she declared she could hear out of it. I asked her to cover the other ear and whispered in her deaf ear, and she said she could hear out of it!

I asked Carrie what happened when I prayed for her. “I felt warmth all over my ear. It felt like pieces were being put in and built together. Then I could hear!”

You never know what God is going to do with a little prayer you pray. Come on Jesus!

Healing at the AT&T store!

I went in to get my new "iPhone 6 Plus S" activated. After the sweet customer care lady helped me finish everything up, I looked at her and said, “Have you been having an issue in your neck?” 

She looked at me and said, “How could you tell?”

“Well, I'm a Christian, and sometimes I get impressions for people.” 

She looked at me a bit surprised. Then I asked her how long she had had this condition. “A few months,” she said, “and I have to take muscle relaxers to help with the pain because it's gotten so bad.” 

I then asked what her pain level was on a scale from one to ten, and she said a seven. I looked her in the eyes, smiled really big, placed my hand over hers, and said, “Pain, go right now.” Then I told her she would feel a warm tingling presence come over her neck and the pain would leave. 

As I was saying that, she smiled really big and with an excited tone said, “I feel it as your saying it!” Then I asked her to move her neck around. All the pain was completely gone! She was so stunned. 

Remember the kingdom of God is always at hand. Our job is to simply demonstrate and proclaim the presence of a good God by putting Jesus on display with love and power as we go about our normal day.  


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Another drive-thru healing at Burger King!

Today I was taking Tyler to get a late lunch, and as I pulled up to the window, I immediately felt a sharp pain go into my elbow. At the same time, I started to feel fear, doubt, and unbelief. Even after doing power evangelism for nearly two decades, I still struggle with fear of being wrong or fear of looking like a fool. I also know that this is a kingdom clash; the enemy will always try to administer fear, doubt, and unbelief. 

I pulled up to the window and asked the lady, “Excuse me, do you happen to have a problem with your elbow?” As I said it, I was bracing myself for her “no.” 

She looked at me and said, “Yeah, I have problems with my elbow.”

“Are you in a lot of pain right now?”

“Yes, I am.”

“May I see your hand?” I began to speak to the pain in her elbow and commanded it to leave. I told her she would begin to experience a warmth through her body, and I asked her to move her arm around.

“I feel that warmth, and all the pain has left!”

Another car was behind me, so I wanted to be respectful of her time and knew that she was busy. I just thanked her and said, “This was the love of Jesus for you,” as I began to drive off.

Remember, the kingdom of God is at hand at Burger King! Even when you feel the grip of fear, doubt, and unbelief. Step out and take a RISK.

An unexpected sales call leads to a kingdom encounter! This one has a humorous twist...

Somehow I got a call from a sales lady for a male enhancement product company. I just laughed and said, "No, I don't need that, but are you having a pain in the back of your head?" 

The lady's name was Sophia. She said, "Why would you ask me a question like that?!"

"Because sometimes I get these pictures and impressions for people," I explained. I asked her again about the pain in the back of her head, and she said she did have that pain. So I asked her on a scale from 1 to 10 what her pain level was. 

"Why? Are you trying to take a survey or something?"

"No," I said. "Where is your pain level?" She was still trying to figure out what was going on, so I clarified, "...the level of pain in your head."

"It's a 5," she eventually said. 

"OK, great! Now watch this! I command the pain  to go right now in Jesus name." I told her she would feel a tingling, warm feeling come into her head and the pain would leave. 

The phone call got very quiet. "Are you still there?" I asked. 

"Yes."

"What did you feel when I prayed?"

"I felt exactly what you said I'd feel," she said with a very stunned voice. 

"Where is the pain now," I asked. 

"It's gone!"

I told her this was the love of Jesus for her. She didn't know what to say but "thank you sir."

God is always at work around us. Our job is to look, listen, respond, and put Jesus on display with love and power, even when it's an unexpected sales call ; ) 

Who enhanced whom? Bam!

 

 

 

An Unexpected Errand Leads to a Kingdom Encounter!

Jeanine and I were sitting in the DMV renewing Jeanine's license. I was sitting there reading a book, and I told the Holy Spirit if you want me to pray for someone have them sit down next to me. This lady and her family came and sat right next to me. They could have sat anywhere else, but she sat so close she kept touching me. As she was sitting next to me, I felt as though her joints and muscles were in pain. Then she gets up and moves all of a sudden, so I just kept reading. Then Jeanine gets called up to take care of her license and she was soon finished and ready to go. 

As we were leaving guess who was leaving at the same time: the lady who was sitting next to me earlier. So I turned to her and said, "Excuse me, ma'am. I sometimes get pictures and impressions for people, and I felt as though you've been having a condition with your joints and muscles."

"I do. I have MS," she said. I asked if she was in pain right now, and she said yes. Her name was Bobbie. I asked if I could pray for her, and she said yes as she closed her eyes. 

I prayed a simple prayer: "Pain go that she might know the love of Jesus for her." Then I told her that she would feel a warm, tingling presence come over her body. "Bobby," I said, "what are you experiencing?"

She looked at me with a surprised look and said, "I felt that warm electrical presence like you said I would." Then I asked her where the pain was. She said, "It's gone!" She was so shocked and hugged me and kept thanking me. 

Remember the kingdom of God is at hand, even when you are on an errand. Our job is simply to put Jesus on display with love and power.