Category Archives: Miracles

-God’s Healing Power in Asian Village

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Here’s another one of those encouraging testimonies from indigenous missionaries supported by the Gospel for Asia. This is the story of Mihir Gavde whose church has made considerable headway in bringing folks to Christ in his village through a number of miraculous healings. Read the account, it will encourage and empower your own faith.             *Top

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-It began with a Prayer and a Miracle

imageHere’s the story of how a major radio ministry and business began with one prayer and a miracle:

Vic Eliason still remembers the exact spot on the floor where he stood with three students in 1961, praying for a miracle…

"We prayed on that spot on a Friday, believing that if God wanted us to have air time, He would have to provide it," Eliason recalled. "On Monday, the door slammed open and a man I had never seen before asked, ‘Could anybody here use some free air time?’"

That was just the beginning of a life of miracles. On another occasion Eliason was involved with trying to purchase their first radio station -a 100,000-watt station evaluated at $465,000 even though the ministry "didn’t have a dime":

"The bank said they’d look it over, to see if it would be wise for us to take on that size of an expansion. And not only did the bank suggest it was a good idea, but they also said, ‘The people you reach are your greatest resource. We urge you to do it. How much do you have to put down?’

"I went like this," Eliason said, holding his forefinger to his thumb in the shape of a zero. "’Well,’ the bank said, ‘I guess we’ll have to write your whole check.’"

Eliason could only shake his head, saying, "To God be the glory."

From there the ministry –VCY America, has grown to operate nearly 30 Christian radio stations across the mid-west and provide on-air content for dozens more.

Response: Just a good story to remind all of us in the middle of a major recession that God is still in the miracle business. Whether you are starting a ministry or a business in his name.

Thousands of ministries and churches across America got started with miracles of their own and in today’s recession keep on keeping on depending on God’s alternative kingdom economy.

This well could be the finest hour of the American church where everyone must turn to God in a new way just to pay the bills. But not only that, we are called to expand and take the Gospel to every nation. That is going to take a bunch of miracles, but Praise the Lord he is still in that business.            *Top

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-Let’s Pray for Our ‘Dead Cows’

Here’s an inspirational story from The Gospel for Asia: God Uses Dead Cow to Bring Salvation to Entire Family

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It is the story of how God used a dead cow to bring the gospel to a village in Asia. A miracle reviving of a dead cow opened up hearts to Jesus.

Response: It is time for us comfortable Western Christians to reach out and pray for our own ‘dead cows’ and open up the way for God to work miracles.

It might be a failed business or marriage. A relationship given up on long ago. It could revolve around someone who you think could never come to Christ. It could be someone who needs to be healed.

Sometimes it is risky to pray for others or particularly to even ask someone if they wouldn’t mind being prayed for. The results could be a miracle that changes lives. God does it but we must still participate by asking for the miracle or healing in the first place.

It is time for us to participate in a revival culture- one that expects God to move.  What would have happened when Elijah confronted the priests of Baal if all he did was silently and privately prayed but never publically exercised faith in calling down fire from heaven?                *Top

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-Revival Issues: America is Like Nazareth? It’s a Matter of Honor

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“And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.” -Mark 6:5  (ESV)

“…for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” -1 Sam 2:30-31 (ESV)

Is America like Nazareth? So much of the time we get excited when a few sick people are healed while blind eyes see and the dead are raised in Africa and the lame walk in other places around the world. It reminds me of the ministry of Jesus and all of the miracles he did except when he went home to Nazareth. There he was only able to heal a few sick folks.

We send missionaries to India and they lay hands on folks and the blind see and the lame walk but the minute they come back home it no longer works in the same way. Why it that? It is obviously a different faith atmosphere and jurisdiction.

We live in a secular culture that no longer honors Jesus and it even rubs off on those of us who are Christians. The church in America thinks we know all about Jesus and we even have him clearly boxed up and defined in 1,000’s of books that have been written over the years.

There are even many Bible teachers here that have taught and have theologically concluded that miracles ended in the first century when the Bible was completed and the Apostles died out since they personally never saw any. Since they rarely happen here we have concocted all sorts of theological reasons for it. The only problem, around the world for nearly 2,000 years folks continue to be healed in the name of Jesus and in every generation the miracles have continued.

Intellectually we think we know Jesus and what he can do and in our case not do. We even pray- “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth” and have no clue what that might really involve.

Whereas major healings and miracles seem to be a natural part of the Gospel in the 3rd world here in America and much of the West we assign them to the separate category of  the ‘supernatural’. Then Western philosophers seriously argue over whether there is even such a thing or not.

However, any evangelist or minister that travels to India, Africa, or the 3rd world will confirm that major healings and miracles still take place all the time even if they cannot duplicate them when they get back to the states.

It is all matter of expectations and world view –but ultimately it is really about faith and honor. Jesus is no longer honored in the public square in America – guess where revival must go. Jesus is no longer honored in our schools and colleges -guess where revival must go. Jesus is no longer honored in our businesses –guess where revival must go. Jesus is no longer honored in our neighborhoods –guess where revival must go. Jesus is no longer honored in many of our homes in America –guess where revival must start.

Jesus is honored in our churches for a short time on Sunday –guess when revival must happen in America –Monday through Saturday.            *Top

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-See: Once-Paralyzed Pastor Walking Freely, Singing, and Celebrating on stage

When I first wrote about this story in September there were a few who doubted.

In the first video Pastor Knox who had been paralyzed for 22 years stood up and with help got out of her wheel chair and started walking haltingly. In the second video it showed her one week later walking much better. 

Well check out Pastor Knox 3 months later in this recent video now walking back and forth across the stage unaided while singing and celebrating. Sure looks like a healing to me. Praise God.

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