He shared his mobile phone number with me afterwards, which is how I came to be meeting him in town this afternoon. We sat in a pavement cafe and he bought me a cup of tea. He confirmed that the pain had gone from the centre of his back after our ministry some 5 weeks ago. He comes from Transylvania (home of Dracula) and speaks five languages. He grew up bi-lingual, speaking Romanian and Hungarian. Long story short, he told me he had done some really bad things in the past. He suffers from a number of several ailments, including stress and anxiety.
He also suffers other pains just above the hip bone, both sides, so we both stood on the pavement at the cafe while I laid hands on both hip areas. First time I did it he got an improvement. Second time it got even better, third time (well, you get the idea!) and fourth time all pain left. He said he could feel heat, also a numbness that was going down his leg. I assured him that heat and a spreading numbness were good, and signs that God was at work. During all this the cafe proprietor was standing six feet away watching me with my hands on another man’s hips, praying out loud – both in English and tongues – clearly wondering what was going on! There were also security cameras on a tall post 20 feet away, so those manning the camera monitors would also have a good view.
He still maintained he didn’t believe in God and compared himself to Doubting Thomas. “If I see, then I believe”. I was praying to think of ways to help him find forgiveness and freedom in Christ. I finally suggested that he make a list in one of his native languages of all the bad things he’d done. He should then meet up with me and we would then set fire to the list. It would be a symbolic way of lightening his load and showing God that he was moving forward, albeit as a doubter. He seemed agreeable, so I suggested a place and time to meet and said I’d bring the matches. He double checked on my suggested meeting point, so I think he’ll turn up. He also has another medical problem and he suggested I might pray for that when we meet.
As he came up to us he said:”I’m a Communist”. He was from an East European country but wouldn’t tell us which one. We explained that we were Christians offering to pray for healing. His next comment was “I’m like (doubting) Thomas” We persuaded him to have a seat and almost immediately I felt the presence of God on us. The lady I was with sensed the same. I could feel the Father’s love for this man and I gave him a few words that I believe were from God, showing this man God the Father’s heart for him.
He had pain in the lower back so we laid hands on him, but he noticed no immediate difference. We prayed again and this time he felt the area that was painful diminish in size. He kept saying he had to go for an appointment. Before he went he gave me his mobile phone number and asked to be informed when we would be out on the streets again, so he could come and see us. We gave him a “Why Jesus? booklet to take away.
A man came in for food today and had problems sitting due to pain. He said his back hurt, so I prayed for his back and commanded healing in Jesus name. He experienced an improvment so I did it again. This time he reported no pain at all. He then informed me that he suffered from Scoliosis which meant he had a kink in his spine, “like a question mark” he said. He had suffered this from age 3. He was now 23.
I offered healing for the spine problem, so laid hands on him and commanded healing. After a short while I asked how it was. He said it felt there was something going on in his back, like a numbness and a tingling. I asked him to check it out. He felt his spine and told me that it was now straight, and that the “question mark” had gone. He moved around, touched his toes and again confirmed no pain.
This is the video I took, with his agreement, after the event:
The last two times I have seen Jesus heal, have followed on from days when I watched online healing videso to encourage myself before going out. Both times I watched videos on Youtube where Tom Loud was talking on healing/demonstrating it.