Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jesus at the Rasnake Reunion

Aunt Martha & Uncle Neil's View
Yesterday (Saturday, 18-Jun-2011), my family and I went to the Rasnake Reunion at my aunt and uncle's house (Martha & Neil). They live on a beautiful farm spot on top of a hill in Lebanon, VA. They have a huge pool! Breathtaking views and awesome food and a great time of just getting together with family and talking. I found both volumes of "Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow" books and we looked up family names to see how we were all kin. Discovered a few mistakes in the genealogies which we corrected. My older sister (TammyC), one of my first cousins (Brett) and my middle daughter (Karahann) got out the instruments (banjo & guitars) and we all played and sang some old familiar songs as well as some of Karahann's new ones. There was a thunderstorm afterward that made us all gather in the house and on the back patio. But it quickly passed and the kids could all swim in the pool again.

Just as we were leaving, my mom (Janice) came and got me and said that Aunt Judy (mom's sister) needed me to lay hands on her because she was in pain. My mom is the oldest of 12 (5 sisters and 6 brothers), so I have tons of first and second cousins. I discovered Judy had had a tooth pulled and she had a severe case of "dry socket" (her words), and the pain was about an 8 out of 10! I asked her if I could lay hands on her. I also got my older sister (TammyC) because she believes in healing like I do.

My Big Sis (TammyC), Aunt Judy, Me & Jesus
We laid hands on my Aunt Judy's jaw and commanded pain to leave her body and for the dry socket to be healed. Immediately the pain began to go down. She indicated it immediately jumped down to about a 5 and then 4, 3 and then completely gone. She opened her eyes and said, "It is totally gone." I said, "100%?" She said, "Absolutely gone. No pain at all." She hugged our necks.

This took about 10 minutes.

Was it real? Was it psychosomatic? Well, it was real, that's for sure. The pain was really gone. Was it psychosomatic? I don't know. Was it placebo? I don't know. But you know, it was relief for Judy, and Jesus Christ was glorified.

Jesus, though not a Rasnake, showed up because He was invited. He is not ashamed of calling us His brothers and sisters. Hard to believe, I know, but so be it! :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lungs Healed & Strength to Quit Smoking

Last week on my visit to NHC nursing home to visit my father-in-law (Bobby) I was talking to one of the fellows that works for NHC maintenance (Ronnie) and he told me about trying to quit smoking. He wasn't having much luck but he figured he'd better because lately he's been finding it hard to breathe. I asked him, "Are you having trouble breathing right now?" He said he was. I said, "Well, Ronnie, I don't know what you believe, but do you mind if I just lay my hands on you and pray for you?" He said he believed God would help him and agreed it would be great. So I pulled him over out of the way of the hall, put my hand on his shoulder and said, "In the Name of Jesus I command Ronnie's breathing to be healed right now." Then I immediately told him to take a deep breath. He did and his eyes got big and he smiled and said, "Wow. I'm not kidding. I can breath easy again!" That fast! I kept my hand on his shoulder and then said, "Father, give Ronnie strength to quit smoking and power to overcome the desire." Then I told Ronnie that I believed he would continue to get stronger and stronger as the Lord worked in his body and mind. He thanked me and agreed.

Two days ago, I was there visiting Bobby again, and Ronnie came up to me in the hall, grabbed my arm and said, "I just wanted you to know that ever since we prayed that day I've been able to breath normally. Also, this is the 5th day since I've had a cigarette. It was hard at first but I decided to use the patch. So, I've got a patch on, and I have no desire to smoke. I've emptied all my ashtrays and cleaned out my car. It smells a lot better!" LOL... bless his heart, Lord!

Jesus will heal you even if you are the very cause of your physical problem. He will also help you to keep from causing it again in the future. His mercy and grace are for all forms of deliverance... including a life-long habit of smoking. And Jesus and "the patch" are on the same team, BTW. Amen!