One day after preaching and feeling the Spirit moving, a Japanese man and his wife plus his two children came up for prayer. "So how are you?" I asked.
He answered, "David, I am 36 yrs old and the doctors explained to me that I have a 'brain tumor" that is inoperable."
Man was I bummed, Why? Because I knew this would take the real work of intercessory prayer, not just some prayer for healing at the alter up front at the church. Messages are easy to preach, doing them is hard! I told him, "My wife and I are going to pray on this one tonight." I replied to the distressed dad. That night I prayed for clarity but I did not get an answer. My wife went to prayer and the Lord spoke to her, " I will go to the man and heal him." She woke me up and shared that the Lord would indeed heal the man and then the Lord said, "All of the church will pray constantly.
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thess. 5:16-18
So around midnight I woke up an elder, and told them to get the church mobilized for a battle. We will create a 24 hr UnCeassing Prayer list. The Elder complained by reminding me we were a small group and it was midnight. I replied, God is big and yes we are small. I will let the 1000+ people back in the States to pray for this miracle to happen. We need to set it up now. "If this man was your child, how would you respond to raising up people to pray for a miracle? Would you wait? To make a long story short, for days and months we travailed in prayer. People even threatened me saying, "If God doesn't answer this prayer your name will be mud." I just replied, "Just Believe!" After months of prayer, the man along with his wife came to the church one Sunday. I put a side my sermon and had him come up and share. I had no clue as to what he would say. My family want to say thank you for praying for me. I spent three days of tests in one of the top hospitals in Japan. The doctor's could not explain the change but there seems to be no tumor in my brain. I am completely healed! The Doctors explained that it was the first case of a miracle they had seen." Praise God!
God is willing at all times to bring a touch into your life, You just have to believe. After this "boot camp in prayer" God has wrought many incrediable miracles such as many cancer victims, gall stones, teeth, bones and a feww cases of people being raised to death.
In reality, "these signs and wonders SHOULD be the norm for you and I to see. "We have not because we ask not." Or because we have sin in the camp, we aren"t able to see victory. We just become a "Achan" people
The Moravian Church in Saxony Germany used to fight with each other over "theology"
Once 12 men and 12 women pledged to pray an 1 hr. time slot each day, God used this church in one of the mightiest ways in church history. They reached around the World with the Gospel and this was in the mid 18th Century. Their"Prayer Watch" lasted for over 100 years, uninterrupted. Can we do the same?
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