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Thursday, October 14, 2010
You, too, can pray for Healing
God's healing love touches a woman suffering from chronic internal hemorrhaging and a little boy with infected ears.
Mary and I first heard about God's wonderful healing power when her singing co-ed friend, Penny, came to visit us in the State of Maine! Mary's friend experienced a new relationship with God, and she effervesced to share with us.
For three days and nights, on the first days of the New Year, she talked excitedly about the genuineness of God's saving love, the personal redemption of his Son Jesus, and the wonderfulness of his healing power.
She led us in prayers of personal repentance and salvation. Late into the darkness of each night we talked about the Lord until 3:00 am, the wee hours of the morning for three nights in a row. What a time! Her visit completely changed our lives!
“You, too, can pray for healing,” she said.
Soon, within just a few months, I attended a spiritual conference in Augusta, not forgetting the teachings of our friend. A lovely woman there continually suffered for two years from chronic internal hemorrhaging. She asked for prayer.
The Holy Spirit did not delay. I laid hands on her head and commanded the healing in the name of Jesus, as Penny had instructed. The woman left the room and came back. She returned to the room with a joyful face, walking determined right up to me.
"I'm healed," she said,
"I'm completely healed!”
Soon God moved our little family to Main Line Philadelphia. The first time I visited this big city church, I felt like a stranger in a strange place. During the break, I overheard two women talking against the wall.
"I don't know what to do with my little boy," said one woman to the other.
"For two weeks he's suffered pain from infection in both his ears. The doctors and the tubes haven't helped him. He's sitting over there now, crying. He's always crying. I just don't know what to do. I feel helpless."
The mother deeply agonized over her son.
The Spirit prompted me with increasing pressure to pray for the boy. This was something new to me. Being a stranger, I felt great reluctance to act, but the Spirit continued this pressure on my heart.
"Lord, I'm new here. Nobody knows me.”
I stepped slowly around to the other side of the church. A little, sandy-haired, eight-year old boy sat on the steps at the altar, surrounded by concerned adults. He sobbed in pain, holding both his hands over his ears.
He looked up toward me with
tears rolling down his cheeks.
I couldn't stop the smile that came over my face as I realized how much God loved him.
God's compelling love can be irresistible.
I walked to him, knowing in my spirit God would act. The people around him strangely stepped back and made way for me as if directed by divine presence. I said nothing. Obeying God, I laid my hands on both his ears and commanded the healing in a very short prayer.
"I command you to be healed in the name of Jesus. Be open. And pain be gone."
That's all I said. When I let go, the little boy took his hands off his ears and excitedly began to chatter with his mother relating his victory. His pain disappeared. Everyone around him just watched.
I walked away, humbled by God's tremendous Love.
– Bill Hunt © 2010
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