Monday, December 14, 2009

12-Dec-2009 (Sat) - Jesus Comes to a Birthday Party

Today, my mom (Janice's) sister-in-law (Aunt Peggy) threw a surprise birthday party for her husband (Uncle Larry) [see Aunt Peggy & Uncle Larry pic right]. It was a 2½ hour drive to their house from where I live, so it was a full evening of family and fun. My Uncle Larry was fully surprised and the food was pretty good.

But as me & my family were getting ready to leave (already had my coat on), my mom came up and asked me to pray for my Uncle Larry before we left. She said he'd been fighting diabetes. She told him about Jesus removing a growth on her scalp [see 30-Nov-2009] to encourage him. (By the way, my mom had gone back to the doctor for her appointment on 10-Dec-2009, and the doctor was amazed that he couldn't find the spot at all! He asked my mom what had happened and she told him it was removed through prayer. He had nothing to say about that). Then I called my sister (TammyC) over and we 3 laid hands on him and I commanded his pancreas to function properly and for his blood to be cleansed and sugar levels to come back to normal. I didn't feel anything, but I'm used to the person I'm praying for feeling something, so I asked, “Do you feel that?” He said, “Yes I do.” I asked him what he felt. He said, “I feel really warm all over my body. And I feel really good!” So I told him it was Jesus healing his body of diabetes and that he should check his sugar levels when he can to see about it.

We were standing in the kitchen and my Uncle Harry [see Uncle Harry on far left of pic] was sitting there. I asked him how his leg was doing (which I had prayed for last week at the Christmas party [see 04-Dec-2009]). He said, “Much better, but now it takes spells where it hurts.” It had been completely numb and Jesus restored feeling in it last week, so now, evidently, he was feeling pain in it. So I put my hand on his leg and commanded pain to leave. It left immediately! He said, “Well, now it feels pretty good!”

I'm still trying to leave, but then, my Aunt Shelia [see on far right in pic above] (whom I had also prayed for at last week's Christmas party, [see 04-Dec-2009]) wanted more prayer for her shoulder. It didn't hurt much any more but it was still stiff. So I laid hands on her shoulder and it got really warm and the stiffness was removed. Meanwhile, one of my first cousins (Lora Ann's) husband (Scott) saw what was going on and evidently had asked my sister (TammyC) what was going on. She told him to go over and let me pray for him for his shoulder. He witnessed Aunt Shelia's healing just then.

I said to Scott [see Scott's crazy face right], “What is the problem?” He said his shoulder hurt every morning really bad like it had popped out of joint or something during the night. I asked, “Is it hurting now?” He said it was when he rolled it back to a certain position. I laid hands on it and commanded the pain to leave in Jesus' Name. He said, “Nah, it's still the same,” and started to walk away, but I said, “Hold on, man, I'm not done.” So he walked back over. I did it again and told him to try it again. This time he said, “Wow, that's really different!” I said, “I know. This is Jesus, He's amazing.” He said, “Do it again!” So I did, and then I challenged him to try to find the pain. He couldn't. He said it was stiff, but there was no pain. Then he started telling me a story of an encounter he had had with God.

Meanwhile, my Aunt Shelia wanted prayer for carpal tunnel that she could feel in her thumbs. Her fingers still felt great from where we had prayed against arthritis last week. So I put my hand on one of her thumbs and commanded healing. She tested it and said it was a little different. “OK,” I said, “Let's do this. For some reason this works for me. I'm going to lay hands on your thumb and command the pain to leave. As soon as I take my hand off, you press your thumb really hard where it hurts the worst.” She said, “But it will hurt!” I said, “No, it won't. Trust me.” So I did it and she pressed it. Instantly, no pain. She immediately presented me the other thumb. Again, instantly healed. I told her to try to find the pain. She couldn't. Then there was a small growth on her scalp (similar to my mom's), and I put my finger on it and cursed it. I told her, “It will be gone in a day or two.”

Again, still trying to leave (it was getting late), my Uncle Sammy [see pic left of my sister TammyC & Uncle Sammy] wanted prayer for a growth on his nose. I put my finger on it and cursed it and told him the same, “It will be gone in a day or two.” He also wanted prayer for his right upper arm. He had fallen on a river bank a few weeks ago, and hit his biceps really hard, and it had actually deformed the muscle. When he flexed the muscle, it was all bunched up to the upper part of his arm and there was significant gap between his muscle and the bend of his arm. I laid hands on it and commanded the muscle to move to its original position. He felt something happen, but we couldn't visually tell any difference. I told him to just check it day by day and see if it moves.

Before I finally left, Scott asked me some more questions. He wanted to know would this work if the person had cancer. I told him cancer was no different than anything else that had happened here. He said, “But sometimes God doesn't answer that prayer.” I said, “Did you hear me pray? Did I asked God to heal your shoulder?” He said he didn't understand, and that he hadn't really paid that much attention to what I said. I said, “I didn't ask God to heal anyone tonight, because I already know that is what He wants. Instead, I just told the body part to be made whole and the bad stuff to move out.” He didn't understand, and wanted to know about sins, and what if you'd caused your own problems, etc. I said, “Scott, I'm gonna make this real easy for you, and you'll never be taken in by false teaching ever again after you understand this one thing.” He was ready for it. You see, he and my cousin (Lora Ann) are very health-conscious in their food and lifestyle. So I said, “Jesus is the only example of how Father God really is. No one else in the Bible or in life perfectly represents Father, right?” He agreed. I said, “Then we can't get our ideas about Father God from any other man. And when we watch Jesus in the Bible we see Him heal everybody in a multitude. He didn't separate out the crowd into groups of people who ate healthy and who didn't eat healthy. He didn't separate them into groups of people who caused their own health problems and those that didn't. He didn't separate them into groups of people who exercised and those who didn't. He just healed them all even if they were the cause of their own problems.” I explained further that sin was taken care of forever and there was never any condemnation for believers. I didn't realize it at the time but my Uncle Larry was hanging on these words as well. I think both he and Scott got a revelation. I hope so.

Then, we walked out the door, but my Aunt Peggy caught us and told us that Uncle Larry was very interested in God and the Bible lately. She said he had asked some really good questions that she wasn't sure about and wanted to know if I would mind talking with him at length. Of course, I can't wait for that.

Wow, that was fun! I just wished we'd started earlier!

Friday, December 4, 2009

04-Dec-2009 (Fri) - Jesus Came To the Company Christmas Dinner

Tonight, the company my mom (Janice) owns, my older sister (TammyC) runs and my younger sister (Jennifer) and her husband (Jimmy) work for had their annual Christmas dinner. I and my family are always invited. So my wife (TammyM) and 2 of my daughters (Karahann & Kayla) went for dinner.

While eating hors d'oeuvres, my aunt (Shelia) sat beside me. I knew she'd been suffering various pains because my mom (her sister) told me. So I asked how she was doing. She began to tell me she had arthritis all over her body. Specifically, her knee hurt her, her fingers had nodules on them and were painful to bend, and her left shoulder hurt her when she moved it in a circular motion. I asked her if I could pray for her. She agreed. I held her hands in mine and commanded pain & arthritis to leave her body entirely in Jesus' Name. Then I asked her what she was feeling. She said, “I feel tingly all over.” I told her that was the power of God touching her body. I said, “Move your fingers.” She did and was pleasantly surprised. She said, “I can move them more freely!” I said, “I don't doubt it a bit. Jesus is amazing.” She asked, “Can you lay hands on my knee?” So I put my hand on her knee and commanded it to be healed, then asked her to move it. She said, “This is wild. It doesn't hurt!” Then she said, “How, about my shoulder?” I said, “What about it?” She said, “It hurts when I do this...” and then she moved her shoulder in a circular motion. Another wonderful look of surprise came over her face and she said, “Well, it used to hurt!” Jesus touched her shoulder and we didn't even ask Him to! I told her, “Jesus is healing your body.” She said, “You mean, as long as I believe?” I said, “Well, it doesn't really matter what you believe; Jesus will heal you because I believe, but, yes, He wants you to believe too.” She said, “This is wild. You need to pray for Harry, he can hardly walk.” Harry is my uncle, Shelia's husband. I said, “OK, I will.”

By this time people were getting in line to get their dinner. So I got in line with my family and we all ate dinner. My Aunt Shelia said, “I feel so good I think I'll take up bowling again.” I told her that was the right attitude! She got her food and sat down with my cousin (John) and began to tell him what had just happened to her. John, had been healed of back problems through prayer (see several other blogs below). He began to share with her what happened to him. They invited me over and we talked about Jesus. Aunt Shelia asked, “Do you have to have a special calling to do this?” I said, “No, of course not. Any believer can do this. You can't pray enough, prepare enough, be holy enough to earn this ability. You also can't sin enough to disqualify yourself from it either. If you believe Jesus paid the price for your sins and sicknesses, then He will work through you too to heal.”

My youngest daughter (Kayla) wanted to go to a basketball game, so we had planned on leaving a bit early. I also knew that tomorrow, John's mom, my Aunt Kathy (who was also there) [see pic left], was going to be leaving to go back home to Detroit. So being a bit rushed, I wanted to pray for her & my Uncle Harry before going. I had asked Father for the opportunities. So as I stood up from the table and was telling some people bye, my Aunt Kathy walked up to hug me goodbye. John said, “I really wanted you to lay hands on my mom before she left.” I said, “OK. Let's do it.” I asked Aunt Kathy what was hurting her. She said she had pain down her left leg which she believed was caused by a back problem. So I asked if I could pray for her. She agreed. I put my hand on her back and commanded pain to leave and for it to be healed. I felt a hand-sized part of her back get very warm. I said to Aunt Shelia, “Come over here and see if you can find the warm spot where God is working.” She did; she was very moved. My Aunt Kathy said she could feel the warm spot and that it felt very good! We left it at that, and John told her that if there was a warm spot, then God was at work and something good had happened.

Still in a bit of a rush, I saw my Uncle Harry hobble toward the kitchen by himself... perfect! So I went over to him and told him I was leaving, but I wanted to find him and pray for him before I left. Then I asked him what was hurting him. He said the lower part of his right leg from the shin down to his toes was numb and he couldn't even walk on it or use it. It had caused him to fall 2 times back in the summer while he was working in his garden, and both times he had to have someone help him get up because he couldn't use it. He walked with a noticeable shuffle and limp. I asked him if I could pray for him, and he agreed. So I took his hand and commanded feeling to be restored to his right foot and for it to be healed. Then I looked up at him (he had his eyes closed) and asked, “Do you feel that?” He said, “Yes! Actually I do.” I asked, “What do you feel?” He said, “I felt a release run through my leg.” I said, “Good! That's the power of God touching your body. Try it out!” He took a step and said, “That really is different! I think I can walk on it.” I said, “Walk on it.” He walked up the hall a ways with no limp! I asked, “How's that?” He said, “Much better!” He then told me how it had really pained him to not be able to do the normal things he loved doing. Tears welled up in his eyes a little, but he held them back, but he said, “Thank you so much for thinking of me, Greg.” This made everything worthwhile to me; to hear my uncle say something like that.

Thank You Jesus for visiting the company Christmas dinner!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

30-Nov-2009 (Mon) - Spot On Scalp Nearly Gone

Back on Wednesday (11-Nov-2009), my mom (Janice) [see pic of my mom left] had asked us to pray for a skin lesion on her scalp. The lumpiness of it disappeared in a matter of seconds when we prayed then, but the discoloration and consistency of it was still there. But my mom called me this morning while I was at work and said she couldn't find it with her fingers any more. This evening, my Aunt Kathy bought everybody pizza and so I went over to my mom's to eat after work. While there we all looked at her scalp and we found the spot but it was nearly gone. She's excited about her doctor's appointment (10-Dec-2009), because it is then she is supposed to have it removed.

Thank you Father for loving my mom.

27-Nov-2009 (Fri) - We'll Miss You Uncle Jerry

This was a very hard day. My wife (Tammy's) uncle (Jerry) [see pic of my daughter Kimberly, my father-in-law Bob & Uncle Jerry left] committed suicide this evening. He lived very near us, and seemed outwardly to be a very happy-go-lucky individual, although, lately, we found out, he'd been very depressed and was on anti-depressant medication. Uncle Jerry had lived with chronic and nearly crippling pain for more than 40 years. He was a strong Christian and I had personally seen him witness Jesus to perfect strangers. He was also the one most people in the family asked to pray at dinners that we all had together.

I had talked to him about his pain a few times at various family gatherings. He gave me his testimony once and told me that while he was managing a grocery store when he was younger, and his kids were all babies, he became very stressed out at his job. He started felling pressure in his chest, shortness of breath and pain in his arms. The doctors told him the stress of his job was going to kill him and that he needed to slow down (i.e. remove the stress in his life). But he couldn't find it in himself to do so. He said he begged God to help him slow down. At this very point in his life he started having joint pain which turned out to be this chronic arthritic pain he would have for 40+ years. He attributed this arthritic pain to God answering his prayer! Why? Because, he said, it was this very thing that caused him to have to quit his stressful job and go on disability. He saw this as God removing the stress in his life that would've killed him sooner. Thus he looked at this crippling arthritic pain as a “gift” from God to “slow him down” so he could live long enough to see his grandkids grow up. He told me this with tears in his eyes. He was very sincere. I tried to humbly share with him that Father God doesn't make people sick, and that his pain was not from God. I told him I knew this because Jesus is the perfect representation of Father God and He never gave anyone pain in the gospels. But Uncle Jerry was very traditionally oriented, and, in a very nice way told me that I was not a preacher and I was wrong. He was very concerned he might offend me by disagreeing because he loved me, he said. So I assured him I was not offended and could never be offended at him because I loved him too. At that time I had told him if he would let me lay my hands on him and pray for him, he would be healed. He absolutely (but kindly) would not let me do that at all. His main objection was that he didn't believe in that kind of thing and (again) that I was not a preacher (i.e. qualified to do things like that).

Uncle Jerry had lived long enough to see all his kids (Teresa, Karen & Randy) all grow up, get married and have kids of their own. He lived right beside his son (Randy's) family. But not being able to stand the pain any more, Uncle Jerry shot himself this evening. His family (especially his wife, Aunt Shirley and their grandkids) are suffering greatly over their loss. All of us in the family just loved and hugged on them all we could this evening. There were several of the family's preachers there comforting and praying with the them as well. It is very sad.

Through all this I could not help thinking that if we believers (mainly me) would put aside our selfish lives, live for Jesus more, then one of us could've seen this coming and prevented this tragedy. It made me want to sell out to Him completely, even though I don't know what that really entails. I meditate on these things without condemnation. But Uncle Jerry's family was big, and they are all believers in Jesus; just without the manifestation of healing power working in their lives. Nevertheless, because of their incredible love for one another, they are all very strong when it comes to comforting one another in tragedy such as this. Thank You, Father, for their tremendous love!

Father, comfort Uncle Jerry's family by your precious Holy Spirit. We love him and his family and will miss him greatly, but we know he really is with You because of his faith in Jesus. And Father, help me to be more like your Son to Uncle Jerry's family that this kind of thing can be prevented from ever happening again. Amen.

26-Nov-2009 (Thu) - Cough Tickle Changes & Shoulder Pain Gone

Thanksgiving! I love it. Many of our family came to our house for lunch. My wife's sister-in-law (Annette), whose toe I prayed for last week [see here] confessed to several people there that she has not had any pain since the day we prayed. Awesome.

Later that evening, we went to my mom (Janice's) for dinner and to see my aunt (Kathy), who was visiting from Detroit, MI. My brother-in-law (Jimmy) [see pic of Jimmy & his daughter Hannah left] came in a little late and I could tell right away he wasn't feeling very well. Before leaving, my sister (TammyC) asked me to
lay hands on him and pray. I did. I had him test his cough by taking deep breaths. In a few minutes, the annoying tickle in his throat disappeared.

My cousin (John) [see pic of my mom, my sister TammyC & John right] was also there and he confessed he had sneezed really hard that week and his back hurt. So I laid hands on his spine and felt Jesus' healing heat flow into his spine & muscles. He felt it too. Then he told me that when he raised his right arm, a weird feeling shot through his shoulder and the right side of his face and neck. I laid hands on his shoulder and commanded the pain to leave. Nothing changed. I did it a second time; again, nothing changed. John kept saying, "No, still there." I said, "OK, watch this. This time I'm going to command the pain to leave and I want you to immediately lift your arm in the air." I commanded, and he lifted immediately. "Wow! Almost gone!" he said. Let's do it again. Did it again, "Wow! Totally gone!" Tears welled up in John's eyes as the reality of Jesus' love and healing power touched his heart & mine.

I love you Jesus. You are so faithful.

John also told me that since his mother (my Aunt Kathy) [see pic of my Aunt Kathy left] was down visiting, she needed some healing, but he didn't want to embarrass her by me praying for her in front of everybody. He wanted to kind of prepare her for it (she's Catholic), and then call me sometime in this next week to come and lay hands on her.

I can't wait for my Aunt Kathy to experience the personal love and touch of her Savior Jesus!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

23-Nov-2009 (Mon) - Back Healing Confirmed

Back in July [see here], a man came into my office with a back brace on. I had laid hands on him and he had felt the heat of healing flow into his back and relieve his pain. That weekend, Dr. Roger Sapp came to Cornerstone Church to teach a healing seminar, and this gentleman showed up there. As I expected, Dr. Sapp called for people with back problems to come up front, and this man that came to my office the day before, went up for prayer. Roger prayed for him in front of the whole church, and he received healing.

Yesterday, this man returned to my office just to tell me that since prayer for his back, he has not had any trouble or pain from that since. He said, "It's like I got a new one."

Amen!

20-Nov-2009 (Fri) - Toe Pain Gone

I've been remodeling my kitchen of late, and I'm nearly finished, so various members of our family have come by at various times to look at it. Last night, my wife's brother (Tim) & his wife (Annette) came by to check things out. Tim also brought me a dog kennel for our new puppy (Molly). Annette had had a toenail removed because it was severely ingrown, so she was on one shoe limping and in pain. So as she was leaving, I said, "Annette, before you go, let's try something. Can I pray for your toe?" She agreed. I put my hands on her foot and said, "Toe, I command you to be completely whole right now. Pain, leave." (Very casual). I said, "What's up?" She said, "What do you mean?" LOL... I said, "You should be feeling some heat in there right now." Her eyes got big and she looked back at my wife and over at her husband, "Oh wow. I do feel it!" I asked, "Does it hurt any more?" She checked it. Put pressure on it. Stepped on it. Her mouth dropped open, "It doesn't hurt!" She kept saying, "That's crazy." I hugged her neck and told her it was the power of God, that He bore her pain, and didn't want her suffering.

Jesus cares about toenails!

19-Nov-2009 (Thu) - Reggie's Testimony

I received the following forwarded e-mail from my friend (GregC) written by the man (Reggie) we prayed for over the phone yesterday:
“...I like to document things in my life and this is one path that I have to document. I do still see the goiters in my neck, but it isn't the same. I'm not sure what though. It feels smaller, but it looks the same. This is work in progress I suppose. However, this is exactly what I needed--it's the way my head works--at least for now.

“I was watching the Todd White videos. [see GodSquad video links to the right] Amazing! I can't express how much I needed that. I hear ministers talk all of the time about healing and I sometimes watch the healing services. I wanted to experience it/see it up close and personal. It appears that you guys live this thing. Regular people who trusts God to effect such changes.

“I know it's simply, but you got to understand that I tell people that programming is simple. LOL! It's simply when you 'get it' and the light bulbs go off so to speak. There is a hope in me that I haven't had for a looooong time. Even though God has been working miraculously in my life. It's all good now though.

“...I desire to be totally healed from my thyroid issues, which I now believe I receive, my prostate issue, my eye issue, and my head lol. Though the 'dark ages' are over I still remember stuff that scares me sometimes. It's not really that bad--just relative to where I was.

“I'll keep you posted.”
Reggie has experienced the Living Jesus in a new way!

18-Nov-2009 (Wed) - Thyroid Swelling Shrinks & Vision Improves

My friend (GregC) [see pic left] chatted me on FB today and said he had worked it out so that a newcomer to the Christian Healing Forum (http://www.christianhealingforum.com) by the name Reggie, was going to call him today at 11:45am for prayer for 3 things; thyroid problems, floaters on his eyes that obstructed his vision, and potential prostate cancer. GregC asked me if I wanted to “tag team” Reggie, with his permission. GregC and I agreed on a passage of scripture, that Father was going to do what we asked because he and I believed the same together:
Matthew 18
19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.
Reggie [see pic right] called GregC and agreed, so GregC conferenced me in on the call. Reggie was actually more interested in getting healing working in his life for other people than actually getting healed himself. We could tell he had a big heart. Spoke much to him about scripture and how Jesus is the only example of Father God. We could also tell he knew the scriptures well. We asked him if the things he was suffering under, if something changed right away, would he be able to tell it. He said definitely, especially his thyroid gland. He said his neck was really swollen all around, but he could feel a large swollen place on one side, and a smaller one on the other. Also there was a spot in the middle of his throat that was also swollen. He said his eyes, particularly one of them, had permanent floaters on it that distorted and obscured his vision; especially far away vision. He also was diagnosed with a higher-than-normal rating used to measure for prostate cancer; but no symptoms there.

I told Reggie he was going to feel something happen, just because that is the way Jesus did things. It was way more common in Jesus' ministry to get people healed by miracles than it was to get them well over a longer stretch of time. GregC said, “Well, let's just show him.” So he had Reggie put his hand on his throat and we rebuked the swelling and commanded the thyroid to function properly. I then asked, “What's going on, Reggie?” He said something like, “Wow. I feel some kind of sensation I can't explain.” I asked, “What is it? Tingling? Heat?” He said, “Some kind of tingling, yes, but just something.” GregC asked, “Is the swelling gone?” Reggie answered, “Wow. It actually has changed. The one that was really huge seems to be gone! The other one has shrunk. The one in front is smaller too!” Praise to Father God. He was really moved by this. He said, “I'd have to look in the mirror to see.” I don't know if he did or not. We wanted to get the whole thing gone for him, so we rebuked the swelling again and commanded healing. After a few minutes, Reggie could freely move his neck around without any feeling of tightness, and the swellings on the side were gone. The one in the middle had significantly shrunk. I really wanted him to walk away with something tangible because, like me, Reggie was very analytical (he's an IT engineer), so I asked him, “Can you hang up from this conversation on the phone and say nothing happened? Or will you hang up from this conversation and be able to know that Jesus really is real and heals when we ask?” He said, “Oh, it's real alright.”

GregC also led prayer for total healing in Reggie's body including the prostate. There was no sensation that he could tell, but since the readings were only slightly above normal, we believe the next time he goes for his checkup, they will be normal.

Then, we prayed for his eyes to clear and the floaters to be removed. When Reggie opened his eyes, he said he believed the floaters were gone!

We small-talked a bit more, got each other's contact information and hung up.

Later that day, when we became “friends” on Facebook, I discovered his name was William Cunningham and he was a pastor! Me nor GregC had any idea. He had ministry websites as well, and you could tell he studied the Word quite a bit and had written quite a few articles, and even published some of his preaching online.

Jesus is so awesome!

Friday, November 13, 2009

12-Nov-2009 - Blood Pressure Back to Normal

Chatted my cousin (John) [see pic of Finn (his nephew) & John right] on Facebook today. He had a bad “blood-pressure headache” that reveals itself as severe pain and pressure at the base of his skull. I told him about my brother-in-law's experience with this when we were on vacation (see 19-Jul-2009). Then I commanded the pain to leave and the blood pressure to return to normal over chat! I've been experimenting with this and having good success! Crazy, I know, but I'm learning the medium doesn't matter to Father. He felt Father's peace, but not immediate relief, but in a matter of minutes after going offline with him, I got a message in Facebook that read, “Headache now gone, 3:35pm thursday afternoon, 11/12/09.” Healing through chat works!

11-Nov-2009 (Wed) - Shoulder Pain & Skin Lesion

At Bible Study tonight, my mom (Janice) [see pic of my daughter Karahann & my mom right] had to leave early, but she wanted prayer for a skin lesion that she found on her scalp. The doctor had observed it and didn't like it, so he wanted to have it removed. It was very small, but it was a lump and dark in color. I also know that my mom had some troubles with her left shoulder. So, I asked her about her shoulder and the lesion, and while she began to tell me, I simply put my hands on her back while she talked. I didn't command anything, but I was conscious of her shoulder. After she finished telling me what she needed to, I simply said, “Now check your shoulder.” All the pain was gone and I hadn't prayed or commanded. I saw it simply as, “...they will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed” (Mark 16:18). This verse doesn't say anything about prayer or saying anything! Then everybody laid their hands on my mom, and I put my finger on the lesion and commanded it to leave. The area around it got noticeably warm. She checked it a few minutes later and though it was still dark in color, it was no longer a raised lump!

04-Nov-2009 (Wed) - Confirmation of Healing of Scoliosis

My younger sister (Jennifer) [see pic right] chatted me on AOL today and told me she took her oldest daughter (Hannah) [see pic left] to the doctor for her physical. After the normal procedures, the doctor said, "OK, Hannah, take off your shoes and let's check your back." The reason-being, she knew Hannah had scoliosis. But before the doc checked, Hannah & Jennifer shared with her about what happened back in July (see 19-Jul-2009). We had laid hands on Hannah and felt her spine move! The doctor listened patiently and then said, “Well, let's see.” So Hannah removed her shoes and the doctor checked her back. She said, “Wow, it certainly is much better. Let's check your hip alignment.” The reason-being, the last time Hannah was at the doctor, the doctor showed them how Hannah's hips were misaligned, and this was what concerned her about the scoliosis. The doctor checked her hip alignment and said in surprise, “Hannah! Your hips are not misaligned anymore!” She explained that this was very unusual, and this made her say, “Well, I'm not concerned about the scoliosis any longer. You know, we doctors really do not give enough credit to prayer and faith these days; but we should.” Amen. Hannah and Jennifer were both very excited at the confirmation!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

03-Nov-2009 (Tue): Fever Blister Pain

Just before bedtime, my youngest daughter (Kayla) [see pic right] said, "Dad, take the pain of this fever blister away." It had started hurting again. I put my finger on her lip and said, "Jesus bore all this pain." It immediately started tingling again, and went numb; no pain! Fascinating.

Monday, November 2, 2009

02-Nov-2009 (Mon): Pain & Cancer

My older sister (TammyC) chatted me today on AOL while I was at work and said that an old high-school friend (Syvella) [see pic of Syvella & TammyC right] called her and was in town visiting her aunt (Judy) who had just gotten word that she had cancer. There was a tumor and the doctors feared it may have metastasized to other organs from some point, which they don't know yet. Syvella said they were still in the emergency room waiting for an admission room. TammyC had got to catch up with Syvella a few weeks ago and ended up talking to her about Jesus. So, Syvella wanted us to come and pray for her aunt Judy.

My girls were all busy: my youngest (Kayla) was teaching clogging and my wife (TammyM) and 2 other older daughters (Karahann, Kimberly) had driven to Knoxville, TN to shop for Kimberly's birthday (which was yesterday). So it was a good opportunity to go right after work.

I met TammyC at the emergency room and Syvella took us to Judy's temporary room. In the room with her was her husband (Jimmy), son (Jimbo) and her sister (Helen). What wonderful people! They were all in high spirits. Judy had been given some medicine for pain some time ago which she confessed help lift her spirits. Before I saw an opportunity to break in and get things started, a minister from Helen's church came in. He began to encourage Judy about what doctors can do these days, and that Judy had an advantage because she believed in Jesus. Then he had us all hold hands in a circle and said, "If anyone wants to start out, I'll close." So, Judy's husband, Jimmy, began to pray. You could hear the sincerity, love and desperation. But he quoted a scripture saying, "By His stripes we are healed." Interesting. Then the minister prayed. As is not uncommon, he prayed something useless like, "Lord, if it be Thy will, we humbly ask Thee to heal Judy's body..." and then asked that God guide the hands of the surgeon and that the operation be carried out tomorrow. Then he said "Amen" and broke out in a chorus of Amazing Grace. We all joined in. Judy's singing voice was beautiful. He left without saying goodbye to anyone.

This was a good opportunity. I confessed I didn't pray like that because I know what God's will for Judy is. I sat next to Judy and told her Jesus was here to heal her. I told them all that the Jesus of the Bible healed all in a multitude 100% of the time; He never made anyone keep their sickness. I told them that cancer and disease is never from God; that it is demonic. I also gave the testimony of my daughter (Kimberly's) healing as an infant and how I had discovered Jesus as the Healer. I then emphasized that when we pray for Judy something good is going to happen and she is going to feel something. I asked Judy if she was hurting anywhere and she said she was, that the pain medicine was wearing off and she was feeling pain in her abdomen again. We all put our hands on her and I thanked God for her and then rebuked cancer and pain. I asked her, "Do you feel anything?" She said, "Yes! All the pain is gone!" Just like that. Thank You, Lord for your sweet care for Judy. Judy could feel His presence, and so could the others. There were a few tears and sobs.

Afterward, Jimmy, Jimbo, Helen, Judy & Syvella all hugged me many times and thanked the Lord for sending me. I encouraged them and then offered to come back if they wanted me to. When I left there was a man & woman on staff who came in to take some blood.

Looking forward to some good reports!

After I got home and all my girls were there, Kayla asked for me to pray for a fever blister on her upper lip. I did. I asked, "Do you feel it tingling?" She said, "Yes, it is now numb! I'm not kidding!" We didn't notice any physical change, but numbness was a relief.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

29-Oct-2009 (Thu) - Cancer & Painful Wrist

Today, my wife (TammyM) discovered that a dear friend of ours (Denise's) mother (Evelyn) got some bad news from the doctor, telling her she had cancer in her lower abdomen. Evelyn had battled this same cancer a few years ago and won. Evelyn is a very strong believer in Jesus and so is Denise and her family. Denise ask my wife if we would go over and pray with her. We, of course, agreed. Also, we learned Denise's daughter (Chelsi) was running a fever (about 102.5°F) and also had injured her shoulder. [Above is a picture of Denise, Chelsi & Evelyn]. I wanted to get some expectations up so my wife called Denise and got Chelsi on the phone. I had Denise & her husband (Chuck) to lay hands on Chelsi while I prayed over speakerphone. First the fever, and Chesli said she went from chilling to getting warm. Then we prayed for the chest congestion with no noticeable effect. Then we prayed for her shoulder, and she said it did feel better. But Chuck told me her shoulder blade bone is pressing outward more on one side than the other. We need to lay hands on Chelsi directly soon to get her some relief for this, I believe. Anyway, this seemed to boost everyone's faith a little.

Then my wife and I took a trip over to Evelyn's house. Chuck met us there. Evelyn confessed she believed God would heal her. I told them a few testimonies to encourage all of us, and then we laid hands on her. I commanded cancer to leave and all pain and then asked her if she felt anything. Evelyn began to feel extreme heat in her lower abdomen and all down her legs. She began to weep, and so did most of us. It was the power of God. I left my hands on her for quite a while as she was still feeling the warmth. While talking with her during the manifestation, she said in passing her knees had always popped. She demonstrated, and indeed, they did pop every time she extended them out. So I laid hands on her knees and commanded them to be healed, then quickly asked her to test it. She extended them out and a wonderful look of surprise swept over her as they did not pop any more. We believe something big happened to Evelyn.

By then, my daughter (Kimberly) and her husband (Grant) had also arrived at Evelyn's house. We all went outside on the patio and talked some more.

Chuck [pic at right] was very interested in how and when all this type of healing power became manifest in my life. I tried to explain how it was easy & simple, and there was no specialness about it, that all the specialness was Jesus. I used the very easily understood analogy of his love for his daughter, Chelsi. I told him a few more testimonies, especially one about a woman's wrist I had prayed for in Alabama (see 29-Aug-2009). He then said, “I'm going to have a selfish moment right now. My wrist hurts when I bend it, and I'm going to have an MRI on it soon...” I explained it was not selfish. He was concerned that it was such a small thing compared to his mother-in-law (Evelyn's) health that he felt selfish. It is understandable, but I explained Jesus already said “Yes!” to all healing needs. So I laid hands on his wrist and commanded it to be healed. He didn't feel anything the first time and tested it and said it was about the same. So I did it again. He said all of a sudden he felt a “rush of something flow into his wrist”, I think it was bloodflow, because he had told me the bloodflow was supposedly restricted. He tested it and said it felt about 40% better. So, we did it again. He said, “Wow, I have to bend it much further than I used to before I feel discomfort.” He wants us all to get together and pray over Denise's back and knees, as she has had trouble with them for years.

I look forward to it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

28-Oct-2009 (Wed) - Pinched Nerve & Other Pains Relieved

Today, a co-worker of mine (John) [see pic at right] said he'd put up with a pinched nerve pain in his back for a couple of days. He said he was tired of it, and thought he'd come and “wake Greg up” and get me to pray for him. Laid hands on his back and his back got very hot almost instantly. He could feel it inside. The pain greatly diminished. Had another co-worker (Mike) come over and feel the heat off of John's back because it was so dramatic. He could feel it too. Laid hands on the particular spot several times, and John could feel it dissipating. Jesus at work at work. :)

At Bible study, laid hands on my friend (also named Mike) [pic at right] for chest congestion and sinus pressure. We felt warmth, but nothing much happened. He didn't feel much different, if any, at all. I want to press into this.

Laid hands on my mom (Janice) [pic of me & mom to left] for pain in her shoulders again. This is probably the 6th time or so we have done this, and each time we get about 95% or more relief (which is a lot, by her own words). It goes from being really painful, to hardly feeling it at all. And so, again, we got about 95%. I also want to press into this.

Laid hands on my sister (TammyC's) friend (Billie) [pic at right] for the pain she has off-and-on with her jaw & head. We have done this more than a dozen times, and each time she has gotten relief, but still relapses back into pain after some times (usually several days). I merely put my hands on her back this time, and without saying anything, the spinal area between her shoulders got extremely warm. I don't know if this area is the ultimate cause of her infirmity, but the last 2 times I've laid hands on her, this happens. She felt some relief once again.

Laid hands on my sister (TammyC) [see pic left] for stiffness in her neck and shoulders. In a matter of seconds, a warmth flowed over this part of her body and the stiffness left.

After going back home after Bible Study, my middle daughter (Karahann) [see pic at right] was fidgeting with a knotted muscle in her back. Laid my hands on her for quite a while (several minutes) and that muscle, way down deep, got warm in one spot and stayed warm for a long time. The warmth gave her great relief and loosed it up.

Father is so good to us!

27-Oct-2009 (Tue) - Dizziness, Nausea & Chest Congestion

For the past several days, my youngest daughter (Kayla) [see pic right] has been experiencing tightness in her chest and generally feeling weak. My wife (TammyM) took her to the doctor and they gave her some medicine. So far I have prayed about 3 times for her and each time the pressure in her chest has been relieved. Once she got very hot all over. In my limited experience with God's healing power, this seems to be associated with the cleansing of the blood (see the healing of my son-in-law (Grant) on Saturday, 20-Jun-2009). I laid hands on her again today when I got home from work. Again, the pressure was relieved in just a few seconds. I've not had much success with getting her nasal passages cleared. However, I brought home some salsa (which she loves), and this helped clear them out.

When my middle daughter (Karahann) [see pic left] got home from ETSU, she hadn't eaten in several hours. She went upstairs to fix her a sandwich. I went up after her to show her a new mechanical pencil I had gotten for her. She was standing by the kitchen sink with her head on the counter. She was very pale. She said, “Daddy, I feel terribly weak and dizzy.” She had already made her sandwich but didn't feel like eating it. She sat down in the floor against the refrigerator with her head down. I sat down beside her and put my hands on her head. I commanded dizziness and nausea to leave and for her blood pressure to return to normal (this is what usually makes you pale). There was some improvement. I did it about 3 times. By the 3rd time all dizziness & nausea was gone, and her color returned. She smiled and said, “Thanks Daddy!” and stood up and ate her sandwich.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

20-Oct-2009 (Tue): Prayer For Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

I called and talked to my friend Jim today. It is always so good to talk to him; he is such a sweet man. I prayed with him for his heart to be healed of the pain he suffers and also I prayed against the multiple symptomatic things he suffers. He didn't feel anything at all, but we both believe something is truly happening simply because Jesus is at work here. I sent him some links to Curry Blake's ministry (http://jglm.org), and a link to some of his free teaching online. They are awesome!


Prayed with another friend of mine (Jim) whose wife (Crystal) [see pic of Crystal & Jim right] has been having problems with dementia. A few months ago, Jim had suffered from an infection in his prostate and I had invited him to come up for prayer. He and Crystal traveled 90 minutes from their home and met me at a local church. I and my pastor friends (Ann & Barry) laid our hands on Jim and he felt heat in the proper area. The Lord completely healed the infection. We also laid our hands on Crystal and saw the Lord just melt her heart. She felt His mighty love wash over her whole body.

Jim has been taking Crystal for hyperbaric chamber treatments and he said she's about 40% better than she was, but the doctors say this will continue to improve. Nevertheless, Jim wants to bring her by next month (around 11-Nov-2009) and let me lay hands on her for her mind to be healed. While I had him on the phone, I asked to pray for him, and prayed for his broken heart (his struggles with trying to figure all this out) and to strengthen him.

08-Oct-2009 (Thu): Getting This To Work

My cousin (John), whose back is getting better and better after each prayer, called to ask me a technical question last night, but we got to talking about how to get healing working in his life. [see pic of his sister Janice & John right]. We further discussed the simplicity of it all and he said he was greatly blessed by the discussion we had yesterday regarding the forgiveness of sins and guilt. He mentioned that he had prayed the prayer of faith for his dad, but his dad still died. I said, "Cuz, if you'd prayed the prayer of faith for your dad, he would still be alive. God doesn't choose for whom the prayer of faith works and for whom it doesn't." I explained this is the way we need and even want it to be, because if God is the problem, who's going to change God? No one. But if the problem is with us, then we can be changed! We must be able to admit to our failures and own up to the solution without getting ourselves into condemnation about it. Our heart cry should be, "Father, change me so that this doesn't happen again!", instead of blaming God for all our failures. Amen! John mentioned that he wants to learn how to do this. I look forward to getting another partner in the Kingdom of God! Yes!

07-Oct-2009 (Wed): Lower Back & Forgiveness

While walking down the hall to Bible Study, my cousin (John) stopped me from his office and said, "Hey Cuz, I hate to put you on the spot, but could you pray for my back?" His upper back was healed way back a few months ago when this became a consistent experience with me. But now he said his lower back had been really bothering him especially lately, to the point of screaming in pain at night. He no more than had asked this and I agreed, that his back started to heat up. I honestly don't know how I knew that, but just could tell that was the case. So by the time I got over to him and put my hand on him, it was really warm. I prayed anyway then said, "Try it out!" He did, the pain was gone that quick! With tears welling up in his eyes, he bent all around and tested it and said, "I can live with that!" Then we talked about why this was happening in my life. I gave him the only advice I understood myself and that was I had a huge (but very simple) revelation that all my sins were forgiven, not just from the past up to the present time in my life, but for all time. I explained that guilt was not from God, for there is no condemnation in Jesus, ever (Romans 8:1).

06-Oct-2009 (Tue): Witnessing

A high-school friend (Gary) asked me on Facebook about what happened in my life to get divine healing working. I wrote him a few paragraphs explaining about my oldest daughter (Kimberly's) healing as an infant without doctors and then the revelation that Jesus heals all, all the time, and that God doesn't condemn us for our sins... ever! Thus we are righteous in His eyes and can therefore never qualify ourselves by our "good" works, nor disqualify ourselves by our "bad" works... we just come in faith and do the works that He said we could do. Anxious for a response.

05-Oct-2009 (Mon): Searching

At lunch I heard my boss (Bob) give great detail regarding the multi-symptomatic disease he suffers and has found some relief from through alternative medicine. Also, I learned that one of the supervisors (Anna) at VinTech's husband suffers from chronic back pain. I would love to pray with Bob, but I'm not sure how to approach him on this. I sent a chat message to Anna offering to pray for her husband's back. She wants to do this, so I look forward to it.

I didn't make it to my father-in-law (Bobby's) to pray for him before he had surgery today, but he went through surgery great and had 2 hernias closed up. He left the hospital in some pain with one of them, and some meds for it. I would love to go over and lay hands on him for his pain, but I'm also a little concerned that my mother-in-law (Alta) would get jealous if I made a special trip since I haven't made any special trips to lay hands on her for some of the things she suffers.

03-Oct-2009 (Sat): Back & Leg Pain Alleviated

Today, before we played music at Newport, TN, my sister (TammyC) asked me to lay hands on her back because of a knot she had in a muscle. I laid my hands on her back and didn't say a word and the knot got hot and dissipated.

After we were finished playing music, my mother-in-law (Alta) walked back to the van with severe pain in her leg. She was going to take some pain medicine. I asked her where it hurt and she showed me. I laid my hand on it and commanded the pain to leave and it did. She remarked, “This is better than medicine!” Amen!

My father-in-law (Bobby) is supposed to have hernia surgery on 05-Oct-2009 (Mon), so I want to lay hands on him tomorrow, 04-Oct-2009 (Sun).

02-Oct-2009 (Fri): Nausea Gone

During music practice before me & my family played and sang at Newport, TN, my youngest daughter (Kayla) got too hot and was experiencing some nausea. She went to the bathroom and was sitting in the floor with her head in her hands. I sat beside her and just put my hand on her stomach. I just began to thank Jesus for what He'd done for us in taking all pain. In about 30 seconds, all of Kayla's nausea disappeared! Yay God!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

01-Oct-2009 (Thu): New Kidney & Cured Sciatic Nerve

Went to lunch with my older sister (TammyC) & one of her salesmen (Davey), whom I'd prayed with before regarding his kidneys (see Wednesday, 19-Aug-2009 & Thursday, 27-Aug-2009). After lunch at Yong Asian House in Gray, TN, we walked out into the parking lot in the beautiful fall sun. Davey had indicated at lunch that last night he was in one of his tree stands with his 70-lb bow drawn waiting on a deer to move so he would have a clear shot. Seeing that he wasn't going to get a clear shot, he decided to let the pressure off his bow. When he did that it popped back into position but it also contorted his upper body and he felt a sharp pain in his back and tingling shot down both of his lower legs. So, he wanted prayer for his back as well as his kidneys. I decided to do the back first because I believed it would boost his faith toward receiving new kidneys (he only has one kidney and it is not functioning at full potential; doctors say <15%).

His legs were still tingling from the, evidently, pinched sciatic nerve. Commanded pain and discomfort to leave in Jesus' Name. The tingling in his legs immediately stopped! There was, however, he said, a place high on his butt cheek that was painful; like a deep bruise. He pressed on it to show me where. I commanded the pain to leave and immediately said, “Now, press on it real hard.” He did and with a look of surprise and happiness, he said, “Wow! It is totally gone!” Just like that! Yay God!

Next, TammyC and I placed our hands on him and we prayed and commanded kidneys to function and for a brand new kidney to be created. I asked Davey, “What's going on, Davey?” He had his eyes closed and didn't answer for a few long seconds. He then replied, “I feel very good. Almost like, I'm high.” Awesome. He then said, “I feel heat.” I asked, “In the appropriate area (i.e. kidney area)?” He said, “Yes, deep inside.” It was so sunny outside, and his clothing so dark, it was nearly impossible for me to feel any heat radiating from him except the sun's rays. So we turned him around so that his back was in the shade... LOL! Then I did feel some warm spots at his kidney locations.

Davey was so blown away by it all. I said, “Now what do you think of Jesus?” He said, “He's not the way I've been taught he was, that's for sure.” I told him the story of my oldest daughter (Kimberly's) healing when she was an infant and went through the process of how I started seeing Jesus not as the one that makes people sick to “teach them something,” but as the One in the Bible that heals all the time. I told him, “I determined that if God was the one that caused my daughter to be born with the birth defects, that I would hate Him forever, but I would serve Him only because He was bigger than me.” Davey said, “That is exactly how I felt when my son was born...” (Davey has an autistic son), “...and I've been mad at God ever since.”

Needless to say, this encounter with the Living Jesus was changing his mind about God. I asked him, “Don't you want to do this stuff too?” He said, “If I could get this working in my life it is all I would ever want to do!”

Praise You Father! I look forward to some good doctor reports!

30-Sep-2009 (Wed): Nearly 100 Siezures a Day, Sinus Pain & Bible Study

Happy Birthday Sis (TammyC)! 51 today.

On the Christian Healing Forum, I read this prayer request posted by user Holli Thursday (24-Sep-2009):
“Hi, I'm new to the forum. Actually new to a lot of this. My almost two year old son, Austin, was diagnosed with a catastrophic form of epilepsy when he was six months old. Since then, he has had about 100 seizures a day, serious developmental delay, and numerous medication induced side effects that interfere with his cognition and personality.

“I've been struggling for months to understand our situation and come to terms with it. I've been angry and bitter because this has happened and he is only getting worse. My wonderful mother suggested I listen to Dr. Sapp, and I was amazed at how wrong I've been for so very long. I am only starting to grasp this concept of God's will to heal, but I have faith that he will now be healed. I have prayed for so long to find acceptance with his disorder. I thought that must have been God's will because nothing was working. I know now that His will is to heal!

“Any prayers for my sweet boy to gain seizure freedom so that he will progress developmentally would be very much appreciated. A healing without the horrendous side effects of potent medication, but I would be thankful for ANY means. We have tried 8 antiepileptic drugs and even taken him across the country to be evaluated for brain surgery. So far we have found nothing that helps at all.”
I therefore sent a private message to Holli:
“Holli, if you and your husband would like, you both (either) can call me, and I would love to pray with you over the phone. I work a job that it is possible to do this just about any time during the workday (Mon-Fri). I work from about 8am to 5pm Eastern Time (Tennessee). I work for Host Engineering. We are a Christian oriented industrial electronics company. My office phone is:

“423-913-2587 ext.27

“Please feel free to call. Jesus has blessed me with much success at getting people healed over the phone. Little Austin would be no different. Father loves you all so much!”
Holli, called today. I first prayed with her over the phone and she felt the love of Father. I had her lay her hands on her son, Austin, and I commanded his seizures to stop in Jesus' Name. Holli didn't feel anything at all, and the only reaction from Austin was he went from being relaxed to being active. Holli said this may be normal. I talked with Holli some more and found she was afraid her lack of faith may be a hindrance, so I spent some time explaining it is the faith of the minister that Jesus blamed, not the faith of the sick person or the parent. She could see that in the scriptures. I offered to pray with her and/or her husband with Austin again if she wanted in the future. She is also planning to attend a Roger Sapp service near her in Texas. I asked her to let me know any changes in Austin. She left the conversation sounding very encouraged.

I believe Father God did something to Austin and I'm excited to hear the results!

After work, I went home, ordered pizza, and then dropped my wife (TammyM) at my youngest daughter (Kayla's) dance studio while I headed to Pizza Plus to get the pizza. I went in and paid for the pizza then sat down to wait. While sitting there I thought I could eat a salad while waiting since it was going to be a few minutes. So I walked back up to the counter and ordered a salad from the manager (Darrell) who happened to be there. He coughed, sniffed, and then apologized saying it was allergies and “that time of year” for him. I felt sorry for him, but really didn't do anything at that point. I got my plate, made a salad and sat down to eat it while waiting.

The whole time I'm waiting, I couldn't get Darrell off my mind. Kayla goes into this Pizza Plus quite often, and Darrell almost always ends up giving her something for free. I kept thinking of his kindness to others. I decided I should pray for him. But when my pizza was ready, he was waiting on a table. I decided to stall for time because I didn't want to just walk out without praying for him. So I called my wife to see if she needed me to pick up any drinks while I was here. It was sufficient; he walked back behind the counter.

I asked him what his name was because at that point I couldn't remember. Then I told him how much I appreciated his kindness to others and to my daughter Kayla. He smiled and said something like, “Well, I do what I can. As you noticed I'm not very shy.” It was true. I said, “Well, you said a while ago that your sinuses were bothering you, and I'd like to pray for you if you don't mind.” He agreed, so I asked for his hand and I commanded sinus pain to leave and for them to clear out in Jesus' Name. He thanked me as is usual for most people, probably thinking I was a sweet guy. But, as usual, I expected something to happen right then and there! I said, “Try it out... take a deep breath.” He was surprised at the statement, but tried it. He smiled a little and said, “Yeah, I believe that is better.” I told him it had to leave and prayed again, then asked him to take another deep breath. He did and said, “Yep, that is definitely better. Thank you so much.” He must've thanked me 3 times. Praise the Lord!

After Bible study, my older sister (TammyC) had the usual stiffness in her shoulders which she said she is learning not to allow to happen with work stress. I placed my hands on her shoulders and they immediately loosened up and got a little warm. In the meantime, my middle daughter (Karahann) had laid hands on my mom (Janice) for her shoulder again. All the pain left!

TammyC also wanted prayer for her neck. I laid hands on that as well, and it also loosened up. She wanted Karahann to pray for her too, so she sat beside her and Karahann put her hands on her and prayed. They both suddenly felt electricity flow into TammyC's shoulders... awesome!

I love that this is becoming “normal” for Karahann!

29-Sep-2009 (Tue): More Lungs Clearing & Broken Fingers (Karahann Exploits)

Went to my mom (Janice's) for supper. She'd fixed potato soup... oh yeah! My younger sister (Jennifer), and her oldest daughter (Hannah) were there as well. After supper, Mom wanted me to put the new RAM in her PC that she'd ordered. As I was working on that I heard that Hannah was about to leave. I didn't want her to leave before praying for her because she'd been really sick with walking pneumonia. I laid my hands on her and commanded her lungs to clear and then told her to immediately take a deep breath. She could do it! This time she didn't cough. She felt heat, she said, coming from my hands.

Also, I knew that Hannah's little sister (Amelia) was suffering from the same thing, but worse. I wanted to try something for them. I asked Jennifer to hold Hannah's hand and for them both to hold their free hands out, palms up. I put my hands under theirs and asked Father to let them feel His power in their hands. In a few moments they both felt heat and tingling in their hands. Cool! So I told them to go home, hold hands, and place those hands that they felt God's power in, on Amelia, and command her sickness to leave.

Another honorable mention... my middle daughter (Karahann), prayed for a fellow student with 3 broken fingers in a cast. She said they both felt tingling and afterward he could move his 3 fingers! He's thinking about taking his cast off tomorrow! Karahann is so excited!

28-Sep-2009 (Mon): Lungs Feeling Better

On Wednesday (23-Sep-2009) I had prayed for a friend (Wayne's) daughter (Bethany) over the phone for symptoms of pneumonia and got some results. Today, Wayne sent me the following message on Facebook:
“...Bethany was home for the weekend and is feeling better. She visited her doctor and Saturday and has made an appointment for her with a specialist. He tested her for TB but only as a precaution and without much concern that she has it. He's just crossing things off his list.
The appointment is more precautionary than anything else and he feels that her chronic allergies are the main cause. I guess the rainy summer has increased more mold than we're accustomed to having. I just wanted you to know that she sounds so much better. Thanks again for your concern and for taking time to talk and pray with her...”
Since it sounds like she feels better, but the doctor is attributing it to allergies now, then, I sent Wayne a message and offered to pray with her again if they want.

27-Sep-2009 (Sun): Knee Pain Alleviated (Karahann Exploits)

My daughter (Karahann) went with her friend (Travis) to a church, where Travis' band played. Karahann noticed an elderly gentleman leaving that was limping. She spoke to him and expressed her concern for his limping and offered to pray for him! He allowed her to. Karahann laid hands on his knee and commanded pain to leave. She told him, “You are probably feeling heat in it right now.” He did! She asked him to test it. He walked around on it better. He was pleasantly surprised and left feeling much better!

This means so much to me! My children submitting to Jesus' works! Wow!

26-Sep-2009 (Sat): Wrists & Feet Healed

Me and my middle daughter (Karahann) went to see Todd White in Nicholson, GA at the River of Life Church at a 24/7 Athens sponsored event. It was about a 4½-hour drive that took 5 hours because it poured the rain all the way! The meeting was wonderful; there were about 50 people there.

After Todd finished teaching, we prayed for the sick. Karahann and I (and 3 other people) gathered around a young girl (about 16 yrs old) who had braces on her wrists. We laid hands on her and everybody prayed. I could tell right away that everyone else praying was new at this, as no one really knew what to do. I, obviously was the oldest one praying, the rest were young people. So I spoke to the young girl and asked her to remove her braces on her wrists and check them out. She did and she moved them around and burst into tears thanking the Lord! They were healed! No pain at all! No stiffness or anything!

Next, she said she had knots in her legs and what she termed as “nerve damage” in them and they constantly hurt her. She also couldn't move her toes in an upward direction. Prayed for her legs, and she checked them, but nothing apparently happened. Can't have that! So I had her stand on them, prayed again, and then asked her to try them... progress! Repeated this several times, having her sit and stand after each prayer. They were getting better, and I could feel the heat in her legs. She was getting discouraged at the slow progress, I could tell. And so were the others. So I wanted to change it up for her. I said, “Listen, honey, if you want Todd to pray for you, please do so.” This brightened her eyes, and I walked her up to Todd.

We waited for Todd to finish with some others, and the young girl told Todd what had happened. Todd put his hands on her feet and commanded them to be whole. She couldn't tell any difference. Again, no difference. A 3rd time, no difference. But she started talking and said something like, “...and it hurts when I walk...” Todd stopped her, “Wait, what? OK, walk!” So she did... bam! Big difference! We did it again and he had her walk again. Each time she did it, things got better and better until she was completely well! Awesome!

Todd spoke with me and Karahann and prophesied over us both. He knew I worked with computers! He told me that God was going to give me an idea that would cause me to step out and would work to my profit. He knew Karahann loved kids, danced, and was an artist! I don't know all that he told her because the music was so loud. But, before he left us, he hugged us both and prayed that the anointing that was on him would be on us, and that God would open up opportunities for us to love on others in His power. It was wonderful!

Thanks Todd for being who you are in Jesus. He gave me his e-mail address too.

25-Sep-2009 (Fri): Bad News & Then a Confirmation! No heart blockage!

I learned today, that the man (Dane) whom we had prayed for several times (see 09-Sep, 02-Sep, 06-Aug & 25-Jun) in ICU that had cancer, died. Somehow I knew this was going to happen because none of us had the boldness to get him out of that bed. In scripture, there is only one passage that shows the reason for failure to get someone healed, and Jesus did not blame it on the lack of faith of the sick person (i.e. Dane), but the unbelief of those ministering healing (i.e. me & my friends). Here is the passage:
Matthew 17
14 ¶ At the foot of the mountain, a large crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said,
15 “Lord, have mercy on my son. He has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
16 So I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.”
17 Jesus replied, “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well.
19 Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?”
20 “You don't have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
Thus, God gave us only this example of failure, and He attributed it to lack of faith on the part of the ministers, not the sick. After hearing this bad news, I heard a message by Curry Blake where he said, “When I pray for someone with cancer, I don't treat it any different than any other disease. As soon as I pray, I take them by the hand and get them out of bed and start walking them around.” This blew my mind, because that is what we had failed to do. We had treated cancer with respect, and were afraid to boldly get Dane out of bed and walk him around. God help me to never fail to do this ever again!

On such a day of receiving the above bad news, I was greatly pleased and encouraged because my co-worker (Phil) that I prayed with Friday (04-Sep-2009) and then again Tuesday (22-Sep-2009) was out Thursday (24-Sep-2009) getting his heart cath done. I got back into work and read my e-mail, and pleasantly found this in my Inbox:
“Hey Host Family!

“Good news – thanks to Father and your prayers!! – Moe [Phil] came through the heart cath procedure just fine. Doc said, 'everything looked clean... No blockages. Not stents. No angioplasty.' – Glory to God!

“Afterward the cardiologist – who two weeks ago told Moe his test results indicated he was 'high risk' – came with a puzzled look on his face and said, 'I guess he's just one of the 15% who get a false positive on the nuclear stress test.'

“One of the first things Moe said when he came back was, 'Tell Greg he can post another one [testimony] on his website!'

“Thank YOU ALL for your prayers & many words of encouragement! We love U muchly! (oD

“In Jesus' Joy! We are so grateful...!
Amen! Praise Jesus! I would like to make a note about the doctor's statement on “a false positive.” This is his grasping for an explanation. The reason being, Phil had all the symptoms of being at high risk. He had shortness of breath before we prayed, and had been having numbness in his left arm and even his face. He also had had several chest pains. Of course, now, he's not having any of those symptoms!

23-Sep-2009 (Wed): Pulled Calf Muscle, Gum Pain, Pneumonia

This morning, a co-worker (Tim) came into my office and said he'd pulled his calf muscle playing kickball and he couldn't push off his foot to walk properly without pain. He asked me to lay hands on him. I did and several times nothing appeared to be happening as he would test it and it didn't feel any different. He wanted to resign himself to simply believing it would get better over time, but I didn't want him to leave with that. I kept laying hands on his calf and commanding it to heal and pain to leave. Finally after trying the newest thing God had shown me (to lay hands on it, command it, then remove hands and test it immediately), it started working! By the time he left my office, he could push off with 50% of the pain gone, he said. We'll take it! I'll check on him again today and perhaps push on that mountain again to get the rest for him. But he was convinced he did get some of it! I love You, Jesus.

My daughter (Kayla) texted me an asked, “Did you really pray for my gum last night? Cuz I didn't pray I was just saying in my head 'I'm not suppose to be hurting.” I texted back, “I merely thought it in my head. I never said anything! This was a first. I'm therefore thinking it must all be YOUR faith that did it.” She replied, “But I didn't put much thought in it either... It was just a thought and then I started thinking about something else... it almost completely better.” I then decided to try something new. I wanted to see if I could affect her pain via text message. So I replied, “It should be that simple. Pain should be gone right now, as you read this. Check it. :)” She replied, “Thank you :] I can't feel it anymore.” Amazing! I replied, “Lol! Seriously? I was just giving that a try! Wow.” She replied, “Yep! Its not even swollen.”

Pain removal through text messaging? Wow.

A friend of mine on Facebook (Bethany) who is about my youngest daughter (Kayla's) age, posted a status that said, “has a bad feeling that doctor K will admit me to the hospital on saturday. antibiotic #7 did nothing except cost me $70 dollars AGAIN. :(“ She has been sick with pneumonia all summer long. Her dad, my friend (Wayne) from high school days also happen to just write me a note regarding something I posted on Facebook. This prompted me to ask him if he thought it would be OK if I called his daughter and prayed with her over the phone. He liked the idea and gave me her phone number. I sent her a message on Facebook and asked if it would be OK with her, and if so, what time. She agreed and told me to call her after classes were over. So, I did. We small-talked for a little while, and then I prayed with her. “What's going on, Bethany?” I asked. She replied “Well, nothing, really.” So, once again, I decided to apply what I learned. I had her put her hand on her chest, then I commanded healing to her lungs, had her remove her hand immediately, and then take a deep breath. She said, “Wow, I didn't cough!” This was different for her. She was excited. I had her take several deep breaths, and she didn't cough at all. She said, “Something changed.” Amen... something was happening to her.

22-Sep-2009 (Tue): Heart Blockage & Painful Lower Back

A co-worker (Phil) that I prayed with Friday (04-Sep-2009) regarding his heart came by today. He's been feeling good since we prayed, but his tests, the doctor said, still indicates a probable double blockage. He is going for a heart catheterization to see what is up. He didn't ask for it, but I couldn't stand not to lay hands on him. So I did. I felt a little warmth in 2 spots; one right in the center of his chest, and the other on his left side. He was short of breath before I laid hands on him, but afterward he said he could now take a deeper breath. The spot on his left side that got warm was where it hurt when he took a deep breath. I encouraged him to come back and we'd do it again tomorrow before he goes to the doctor.

My friend (Jim) from the Christian Healing Forum called yesterday and left a voicemail. I didn't get a chance to call him back until today. I called him and discovered that he's a realist kind of guy and is a bit turned off by all the religious ideas that seem to come out on the Forum especially regarding methods and things he's supposed to do. I assured him of the simplicity of Jesus' love for him and gave him some of my testimony of how I'm a results oriented person, and had been way turned off by the charismatic methodology at getting people healed by preaching faith into them, and getting them to say the “right” words and scriptures. I've seen people die doing this... literally. But they still don't change their ideas because that is all they have to hold onto. I believe this was a great comfort to him; especially when I revealed to him that I didn't go to church! Anyway, I prayed for Jesus to love on him and he felt nothing. I wanted to get something real happening for him so I asked him if there was anything specific hurting him right now. He said his lower back had a sharp pain in it for a long time when he bent over. I had him test it right then, and it hurt him. So, I had him put his hand on his own back, and then I commanded it to be made well, then I had him remove his hand immediately and test it. It was gone! Awesome! Something real happened to Jim and he now knew it! Yes!

I told him to call me if he wants to do this again. I assured him Jesus will get him all the way healed and his life will return to normal even if we have to do this many times. Amen!

This evening me and my family (TammyM, Karahann & Kayla) went to some friends of ours (Becky & Jonathan's) house and ate supper; their 2 boys were there too (David & Chris). Afterwards, we were all sitting at the table and Kayla wanted me to look at her gums in the back of her mouth because she said it felt painful like her wisdom tooth was coming in again. She wanted me to pray for it. Since we were all at the table I really didn't do anything at all but think about it. But a few seconds later she said, “Daddy, did you pray?” I didn't know what to say because I really hadn't out loud, but I did think about the prayer in my mind, so kind of nodded “yes”... She said, “Thought so, because it doesn't hurt hardly at all anymore!” What!? Oh my, another first! Jesus' grace and mercy are amazing!