Revival in Lakeland
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Anybody out there in Lakeland, Florida? Have you felt the impact of the revival with TODD Bentley -- at Ignited Church there?
Tonight I drove home from my friend Nancy's house crying and praising God. I have been watching the revival in Lakeland all week on God TV – today it wasn't on so I went on the Fresh Fire website for the first time, and listened to Todd teaching. What God resonated to my spirit was the part about laying hands on the sick and they shall recover."Of course I've known this scripture for 30 years, but I never thought it meant me.
My friend Nancy has been diagnosed with lung cancer since about a year ago. She has had chemo and radiation but had started to cough again. They saw a shadow on her scans, but she decided to delay a decision about more possible chemo until after she went to the Grand Canyon with her daughter. She is now back from her trip.
Nancy was not an on fire believer like me before, but she has said that she feels closest to God through the majesty of His creation. She brought back stacks and stacks of photos she took of the majestic scenery in Colorado. She was excited to show me a certain picture but she couldn't find it in all the stacks. The Lord led me to pick up one of the many, many stacks and I went right to the photo, although I didn't know it. It was one of the many pictures of the mountains, but in this one, there was a cross in the sky. A realistic beautiful wooden cross in the sky in perfect perspective, not attached to anything, floating in a ¾ view, kind of reflecting the light. She had not seen anything when she took the picture, but when she saw the developed print, she was so moved by it. She said "only you will appreciate this" and knew I would see how miraculous and supernatural it was. As I stared at it, I almost passed out, because I saw the face of Jesus in the sky above that glowing cross . Very subtle, but I could see the love in His eyes, the shape of the face, the nose ....after she looked for a minute, she said she saw it too, and she saw His purity.
As we both looked at the photo, I put my hand on her shoulder and prayed "Lord, you said if I lay hands on the sick, they will recover" I just pray that back to you now. The presence of GOd was so powerful there in her kitchen. I praised Him all the way home, and couldn't wait to get to my laptop, and watch the live webcast from Lakeland.
So this is a praise report, and a prayer request too. I believe God is saying Nancy is healed, I thank Him for her miraculous healing. Please agree with me for her healing. Healing through a photo taken in Colorado, through anointing from a revival in Florida, manifested in Indiana!
Last night my dog began limping, and one of his legs was just dangling pitfully. I knew the problem would require an expensive operation, because I had to have one for him 2 years ago. I called him over, and laid hands on his leg and "decreed" his healing based on scripture – including the fact that God gave us dominion over animals. This morning he was NOT limping.
What has been happening to me this week has never happened to me before, I have been a believer since June 1, 1978, and have not had this kind of anointing, although a man in a prophetic group spoke the word "healer" over me some months ago, and I thought he was crazy.
Tonight Todd said as Jesus gets closer to coming back, there will be more and more shaking on the earth. There was an earthquake here Friday morning.
I am going to Lakeland for this revival. I want to be where this mighty move of God is happening, and bring more of it back home. I will get another print made of that picture to take with me!