I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up
As I drove to work I wondered who would be healed today. God had been doing more miracles through me when I asked people if they wanted prayer. Healing wasn’t just an occasional thing anymore, but a lifestyle. We checked out the ambulance and made sure all our equipment was working then called dispatch to let them know we were ready for our first call. I wondered if it would be someone with a foot injury or maybe back pain.
Our first call was for a woman who fell while attempting to cross the busiest street in town. She didn’t make it very far. We found her laying half on the curb and half in the street in the pouring rain. We quickly put her on a backboard and got her in the ambulance where it was dry. I got her medical history and asked what happened.
“Well, I was walking down the sidewalk with my cane. I use it because I have trouble feeling the irregularities in the sidewalk. I have neuropathy in my right foot. I guess I didn’t notice a big bump, and I tripped over it. I have an appointment to see a specialist tomorrow. He’s going to do a procedure on my foot and I’ll be using a walker after that.”
“Would you mind if I prayed for your foot to be healed? Maybe you won’t need surgery.”
She smiled. “Get over here and take my hands. Let’s get this done!”
I placed my hand on her foot. “Spirits of pain I command you to leave. Nerves come back to life, in the name of Jesus. Do you feel anything different?”
“My foot doesn’t feel as swollen as it was a few minutes ago.”
“Swelling, I command you to leave. Nerves, be healed in Jesus’ name. Okay, how does it feel now?”
She reached down to recheck the swelling. “I think all the swelling is gone, but it still feels numb.”
I place my hand on her foot again. “Numbness I command you to leave in the name of Jesus. Nerves, be healed right now! Any changes yet?”
“There’s like this wave of… I don’t know… electricity going down my leg. The feeling is coming back.”
I looked in her eyes. “In case you didn’t know it, God really loves you.” I didn’t need to tell her. With tears of joy streaming down her cheeks, she softly said, “I know He does.”
Who will be healed today? The choice is ours. If we don’t lay hands on people in prayer, the answer is “nobody.”
This is an excerpt from my book My Craziest Adventures with God – Volume 1.
Thanks PM. you have only done it again and answered my prayers, I have been tossed to and throw should I stay or should I go. As a disillusioned pastor, fed up with meetings, church politics, and winging people in the church, we see the odd healing a few people pass through but never stay long, we are an aging church, a social club happy to stay within the building, like the 99 sheep content in the pen.
When I go out on the streets looking for that one lost sheep or to Mind, Body and Spirit events, these people are hungry for spiritual things, but looking in the wrong place. Like you I pray for them and I see God move in their lives, healed and set free, these people will never go to a church building as many I speak to tried that and were hurt.
This is yet another little nudge confirming what all believers should be doing, without the restraints, politics and confines of expensive buildings etc. It’s time to move on, will miss the worship, and fellowship, but I will be meeting so many more new people as I have the freedom to go and encourage different churches and denominations, Sunday meetings and events.
In your freedom Lord, where shall we go this week, it’s exciting and fun hanging out with my Father!
It’s refreshing to hear from a pastor that doesn’t vilify every person that refuses to come to their church. Thank you, sir. You’ve restored my faith in pastors.
PM, I have a complaint about your new book!
It’s way too short, couldn’t put it down and read it in 1 day!
Thank you for both books and looking forward to Volume 2. You bring so much to the teaching of what Kingdom life should be and how God’s children should be acting and showing the love of our Father!
I love this. It’s time to go out into the highways and byways and get er done!
I love hearing this stuff…keep the testimonies coming, Bro. ^_^
Thanks for posting. That’s a nice account of one receiving healing from Jesus. You’re right in that if we don’t pray for people to be healed, unless someone else does, they won’t be healed. Therefore, we had better get busy. No one likes to be sick or injured.