Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness and streams in the Arabah. (NASB, emphasis mine)
I believe Jesus will send the promise of His Father to His church clothing us with power from on high as He promised in Luke 24:49:
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. (NIV)
Jesus told his disciples to stay in the city until this promise of the Father came. This is what we are doing at IHOP: waiting in prayer for the promise of the Father. However, in prayer we are doing so much more then just casually “waiting”. The Greek word translated as “stay” in the NIV in this verse is kathizo. It can also equally mean, “to make to sit down, to set, appoint, to confer a kingdom on one” (Thayer’s Greek Definitions). We are prevailing in prayer awaiting the kingdom that is to come but is now here. I am longing for the day when these seven men and many others like them will be healed testifying to the Kingdom of God and the coming ruler-ship of Jesus over the nations of the earth (See Revelation 11:15).
Working in the Healing Rooms
Earlier this year, I began working in the healing rooms at IHOP. These rooms are positioned in the back of the prayer room and are open for anyone to come and get prayer for physical healing several times a week. I pray for the sick every Wednesday from 6-8 pm. It is so incredible to partner with Jesus in having compassion on the sick. I have really encountered His delight many times as I have prayed for our clients.
The Sick Are Healed: Blind Eye Opened!
Since our fast in March, we have seen an increase in healing. In April at our Healing Staff Meeting we had five testimonies of eyes being healed. Among them was a man who had one blind eye. One of our high school aged girls prayed for him, and his blind eye was opened. He can now see! Another lady had 2 nodules on her thyroid. Before she let the doctors test them to see if they were cancer she wanted to receive prayer. So, she came in and we prayed. She went back to the doctor and had him run another test. The nodules were gone! There was also someone who had a tumor on her kidney and after prayer she went back to her doctor to run another test and the tumor was gone!
At our Sunday service, we had another man diagnosed with lung cancer that had severe pain in his chest since the cancer had been there. The pain left on Sunday morning. He was crying, with his family, for he had not had relief of pain for quite some time.
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