“How blessed you are, O Israel! Who else is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your protecting shield and your triumphant sword! Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will stomp on their backs!” Deuteronomy 33:29
My friends, I owe you a deep apology for ignoring you for the last two days! Trust me when I say that you have been on my mind the entire time. If I was struggling to keep up before Derby Season came underway, then I’m sinking in the high tide right now! And unfortunately, you were the ones to take the back seat these last two days. But fear not, though you were trailing behind me a bit, you were certainly NOT forgotten!
So, first of all, to catch you back up! Not only is it derby season, but summer tennis started this week too! 😀 Starting summer tennis meant catching back up with the coach. Coach is a pastor who leads a 24 hour prayer-line called, Fervent Prayer. He is also a night janitor for several local businesses. One night about a month ago there was a sewage leak in one of the businesses. He was taxed out with work and tennis and decided that he didn’t want to take the time to use gloves, a mask or a clean-up suit and said, “It’s just poop”. Low and behold he caught a super bug that took him three weeks of all different kinds of meds to cure. Throughout the entire process he had been keeping us updated with prayer request texts. And with every text our family would say yet another prayer for poor sick Coach. Until finally I received this text, “To all my tennis friends getting gout on the 4th was a bad idea. I have relapsed. Doc says one more week on meds sorry no tennis.”
At this my spirit rose up inside me and said, “Enough is enough!!!” I usually use the Swype feature on my phone when texting and simply swish my index finger across the screen, but this text needed to be more emphatic so I punched those letters in one by one with both thumbs the old fashioned way, “Well in Jesus’ name I rebuke that sickness! It must flee from your body and report to Jesus immediately.”
A week later I found out what the effects of that very text were. Coach was telling us about the kindness of his fellow believers and how his Methodist friends prayed for him, his Baptist friends brought him food and his Pentecostal friends cast the devil out of him. To which I raised my hand and proudly said, “That was me”! He looked at me and then explained to the others gathered what had happened when he received that text from the floor of his bathroom writhing in pain. He SAW the Spirit of Infirmity come out of him. Coach said, “You don’t normally expect to actually SEE something like that happen, but I did. He was blue and had black circles around his eyes and when he looked at me hatefully it felt like he was sucking my soul right out of me. It was definitely something I will never forget!”
Can you see why I just HAD to tell you about his story!!!???!!!
As I was preparing to write all this down for you I got a text from the Northview blog coordinator, my first blog submission was set to publish that day! And guess which one it was. Signs and Wonders! (That’s the link to the Northview version, here is the link to the original full length version too.) It was the post about how Jesus used signs and wonders to PROVE that He was, and still is, the Messiah. By following His example we too should be using signs and wonders to prove that we are His followers. He has given us His authority over the powers of this world and we’re destined to reign with Him over them.
I don’t know about you my friend, but I would LOVE to see some amazing signs and wonders from the Church in my day! Not just from the charismatic side of the Church, but from the whole CHURCH! There is POWER in the blood of Jesus. And if you’ve claimed that blood of Jesus over your life and your home then there should be some power in your life and your home! Amen? Let’s do this friends!
If you would like to pour some of that power out on yourself right now then take some time watching this video as many times as needed. This one a POWERFUL song!!!! I’ve SEEN God work wonders through it!