While arriving at a hospital with a patient, I noticed a nurse who was limping down the hallway with an immobilizer on her foot. As we passed in the hallway, I told her I wanted to have a word with her after we dropped off our patient. After we got our patient settled in into his room, I went hunting for the nurse. It didn’t take long to find her. “Do you mind if I ask why you have the immobilizer?”
“I tore my Achilles tendon and now I have permanent foot drop,” She replied. “The immobilizer lets me walk without dragging my foot on the floor.”
“What the heck are you doing at work with that kind of injury, shouldn’t you be at home?”
“I don’t have any paid time off left.”
“I see. Well how would you like to be healed?”
She gave me a funny look. “What do you mean healed? Do you use some kind of energy healing?”
“Not exactly,” I said. “I pray with people and God heals them.” That brought a smile to her face.
“I believe in God and I know He heals people.” She agreed to let me pray.
I crouched down and put my hand on the immobilizer. “I command this tendon to reattach to the bone right now, in the name of Jesus. Pain and inflammation, leave. Spirit of pain, get out right now!” I asked what she felt.
“It kinda tingles all around my foot.”
“Well, that’s because God is healing you. Why don’t you take the immobilizer off and try walking on it?”
“I can’t. If I take it off, I’ll get yelled at.”
She’d seen a specialist who said there was nothing that could be done. She came to work, but had to wear the immobilizer. If a supervisor saw her walking without it, she’d have to explain why. So it was easier for her to leave it on. I encouraged her to trust that she was healed and take it off when she got home.
While all this was happening, a small crowd of nurses had gathered in the hallway. They were curious to know more about how I did this healing, so I shared a few testimonies with them. One woman asked if I used some kind of energy healing.
“Nope. It’s all Jesus.”
They wanted to know my name and how to contact me. I ran out of business cards, so I wrote my contact information on paper towels. One of the people who saw me praying for the nurse was my new EMT partner. A few days later, at the end of our shift, he brought up the nurse and the healing encounter and asked how I got started in healing. I shared a few healing stories and told him about the many dreams I’d had about healing. “Do most of the people you pray with stay healed, or do their symptoms return?” He asked.
“Most people stay healed, though some have their symptoms return.”
“Do you think I could be healed?”
“Absolutely. What’s bothering you?”
“Neck pain. I’ve had it for about three weeks, mostly when I turn my head to the right.”
“Do you want to be healed?”
“That would be awesome.”
I put my hand on his neck. “Pain, I command you to leave right now in the name of Jesus.” I had my eyes closed and saw a faint suggestion of flames. That gave me the impression that God would bring heat to his neck so I went with it. “Lord, increase your heat.” I asked what he felt.
“My neck feels pretty warm.”
He turned his head left, then right and his mouth dropped open. “That’s totally crazy! I can move my head and it doesn’t hurt! It’s gone!”
We celebrated his miracle. I told Him that God is always looking for people to heal because He loves us so much. The next day we were back at the same hospital. We ran into the nurse I prayed with the day before. She was still wearing the immobilizer.
“How’s your foot doing?” I asked.
“It feels great. From the time you prayed for me, there hasn’t been any pain.” She pointed to the foot immobilizer. “I still have to wear this thing at work so I don’t get in trouble, but I have an appointment with my doctor in a few days. I can’t wait to hear what he says!”
A co-worker sitting next to her asked if I was the guy she’d been talking about. Apparently there was a lot of talk about healing after I left. This woman wanted to know what type of healing I did. She practices Reiki. I told her my healing comes from Jesus. She was interested in hearing more, so I shared with her some of the things I’d seen God do.
“Would you pray for me? I have three bad heart valves and emphysema.”
“Of course I’ll pray for you.”
I knelt beside her. “Holy Spirit, bring your presence and touch this daughter of yours. Heart valves, I command you to be healed in the name of Jesus.” I asked if she felt any different.
“It’s the weirdest thing… I feel like there are butterflies in my heart. There’s this wonderful fluttering feeling. And I can see the color pink.”
Recently, I had been seeing the color pink, too. “Sometimes I see the color pink, especially when I’m praying and I say certain words, like “life,” “healing” and “power.” I see pink lights that glow brightly, which is how the Holy Spirit tells me that my words carry healing power.” Not only did she feel as if her heart was being healed, but she felt like she could breathe better. We talked about healing for another fifteen minutes. She hugged me and thanked me for praying with her. I told her I’d be back for a follow-up report.
God can connect you to people who need healing through a testimony. When one person is healed—and they testify about it—their testimony encourages others to find you, if they want to be healed.
This is an excerpt from my book My Craziest Adventures With God – Volume 2.
I have devoured all of your books. They are such rich stories… they’ve been so helpful in building my children’s faith as I read them aloud… keep them coming!
Thanks NMM. No plans to let up now. We have many more books in the pipeline.