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Jan 26, Linda McKenzie rated it it was ok Very sloppily written and badly in need of an editor and proof reader. I assume it was self-published and is a good example of the downside of self publishing. Also demonstrates that site exercises no quality control over the books it sells, but that's hardly a surprise. Nevertheless, I gave it two stars because it does provide some worthwhile information about dry fasting, otherwise known as absolute fasting, something that until recently, even as a veteran faster of water fasting and juice Very sloppily written and badly in need of an editor and proof reader. Nevertheless, I gave it two stars because it does provide some worthwhile information about dry fasting, otherwise known as absolute fasting, something that until recently, even as a veteran faster of water fasting and juice "fasting" , I had closed my mind to, but which I now plan to try, starting in two days time. I should add that this decision is not based solely on this book but includes other sources of information.
I would spread peanut butter on whole wheat bread and start sneezing. I would eat ice cream, and my eyes would start itching. I made a list of the foods that caused problems, and I stopped eating them. As a result, I eliminated the wheezing, sneezing, and itching entirely. Fasting not only got me back on the right track, but it also helped me to identify problems in my diet. I began fasting those foods permanently. In his book, Fasting and Eating for Health, Dr.
Joel Fuhrman states that fasting and starting a natural diet should be the first treatment when someone discovers that they have a medical problem. If you love your dog or cat, make them fast one day a week and maybe they will live longer.
This is brought out in the Bible. Remember that Anna the prophetess lived to be very old. Many of the great men and women of God who fasted as a normal part of life lived long lives. And being older or even in your senior years does not prohibit you from fasting. When Roy White was years old, he looked like he was sixty.
His secret? He fasted four times a year for seven days each time and did progressive weight training three times a week. Regular fasting! He said he feels like a twenty-year-old out there on the court. Here are some quotes from notable people who have seen the physical benefits of fasting. Fasting is simply wonderful. I can do practically anything.
It's a miracle cure. It cured my asthma. Actress Cloris Leachman7 To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. She kept in shape and ate properly, but she and her husband couldn't seem to conceive a child. Finally she contacted a doctor who found that Sylvia was in a toxic condition that was messing up her hormones.
The doctor concluded that taking birth control pills for five years and several doses of an unusual type of antibiotic had upset her system. Then, when she quit taking the birth control pills, her hormone levels became unbalanced. He put her on a cleansing fast, and in three months she conceived a child. Thomas A. Edison10 Although often the solution to a health problem, medicine can be a problem if taken indiscriminately.
At our church we find that the vast majority of people who request prayer and counsel for depression are taking medications that are not supposed to be taken together. Their problem stems from mixed chemicals that fight one another inside the body.
She asked about side effects, and he insisted there were none. When she inquired further, he became somewhat hostile and asked if she was questioning his integrity. We didn't feel right about her taking the pills, so she refused to download them and stopped seeing that doctor. We read a year later in the newspaper that those very pills can cause birth defects.
It's not wrong to take medicines, but we should research and pray about the ones we take. Putting chemicals into our bodies should not be routine. We should only use them when absolutely necessary. On the other hand, I have seen the value in taking natural supplements that get rid of the toxic chemicals in the body. I have felt so much better as a result! When Mary Jo and I were in London, England, we discovered that the exhaust was horrible in the downtown area.
I had taken some Pycnogenol with us, which is an antioxidant that comes from a Mediterranean pine tree and is extremely powerful in fighting toxins. We took that before bedtime after walking around London all day, and in the morning we coughed and black stuff actually came out of our lungs! I can't imagine what that stuff would have done if left inside our bodies. How much fasting you should do for physical benefit is up to you and your doctor.
I recommend people experiment under a doctor's supervisionto see what they are able to do and then do it regularly. A friend of mine fasts every Wednesday. Some Christians choose one or two days a week for fasting. People who fast a couple of times a week have healthier, more beautiful complexions.
And because fasting helps to balance the body and your appetite, if you're underweight or anemic, fasting can help you put on weight and become strong, and if you're overweight, fasting can help you maintain a healthy weight. Fasting is not starvation, which is really the process of dying.
You cannot starve your way into good health, but you can fast your way to better health when you fast for the right reasons and for a reasonable period of time. Living a fasted life is a scriptural, healthy lifestyle. Fasting is one of the best ways to get a solution.
Someone might say, "Well, aren't you trying to twist God's arm by fasting? I am just trying to get my spirit, mind, and body into a position to receive whatever God has for me. God wants us to be prosperous and live productive lives for Him. He says in His Word, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth" 3 John 2. This means He wants to guide us continually so that we can be blessed.
The discipline of fasting puts us into position to receive these blessings. It intensifies or concentrates God's power at work in our lives. Fasting can save your life!
Ronald G. Cridland, M. One of the elders of the church went before the congregation and said, "Pastor's got cancer. The doctors say he's going to die. We can't afford to lose him. We need to fast. My friend went on for many more years as pastor of that church. Fasting brought a miracle of healing! The Bible also shows us how judgment has been averted as a result of corporate fasting.
The huge city of Ninevah, comparable in influence to New York City today, was marked for destruction.
When Jonah prophesied their destruction, the ruler of Ninevah called for a nationwide fast, and God gave them mercy instead. Similar things have happened in our times. In the s there was a great drought in America. Crops and livestock were dying, and farmers were suffering horribly. President Johnson called the nation to a time of fasting and prayer, and in three days the heavens broke open, the rain came down, and America was spared.
Help can come in a variety of ways through 42 Fasting for Help fasting. God may give you something that is the solution to your problemlike a UPS delivery truck pulling up to your house. When you need a financial miracle or breakthrough, the solution may come as a gift, something undeserved and unexpected. Many Christians, myself included, can tell stories of receiving anonymous money or surprise support in time of great need.
Fasting can bring deliverance from an enemy. In 2 Chronicles , King Jehoshaphat and the nation needed deliverance from three armies that were coming against Judah: Moab, Ammon, and those on Mount Seir.
Judah didn't have a chance against them, so Jehoshaphat did the only thing he knew might work: He called a fast. That's when Judah's deliverance began.
For no apparent reason, the enemy changed plans. Judah's enemies killed each other off, and it all happened within three days of the time the nation started fasting and praying.
An evil man named Haman was a member of the king's cabinet, and he was planning to initiate a serious persecution against the Jewish people, which would result in killing all of them. Esther's uncle, Mordecai, also worked in the king's service. When he discovered Haman's plot, he called for a corporate fast. Do you know what happened? The tables turned on Haman, and he himself was hanged on the gallows he had prepared for the Jews. A whole race of people was saved, and this is one of the most famous fasts in history.
That's the kind of power God releases against our enemies when the corporate body fasts. I wonder what would have happened if the power of fasting behind this miracle in the book of Esther had been applied before the Holocaust in World War II. What might have occurred if nations had been called together for fasting and prayer? History may have been different.
Fasting can also bring God on the scene to deliver someone from demonic oppression and possession, as when Jesus cast the demon out of a boy and said: And when they were come to the 44 Fasting for Help multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?
How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could we not cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing will be impossible unto you.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Matthew italics mine I have friends named Liz and Fred who went through a terrible experience.
They were mixing herbs to bring occult results, doing chants, and casting curses and hexes. Liz decided she didn't want to have anything to do with the company, but when she attempted to break the contract they decided to sue her. Soon Liz became sick and her daughter, Jasmine, began having unexplained seizures. Liz and Fred took Jasmine to the hospital.
A brain scan showed that she had suffered twelve mini-strokes. There were five dark spots on her brain, eating it alive. She was dying by the minute, and doctors said she had only two days left. When Liz saw the X-rays, God gave her a revelation that the devil was behind the attack. She took Jasmine home. They had to tie her to a wheelchair because the seizures would make her violent, and at times another voice would begin to speak through her, saying things like, "I know about your sins, Liz.
Not many Christians have faced spiritual warfare like this before. Until you come face to face with the devil, you don't know what it's like. Liz had not been 46 Fasting for Help able to fast a day in her life before then, but her daughter was dying. She urgently needed an answer, so she fasted for three days and asked God to send someone to help her. During her fast, an old friend who didn't know what Jasmine was going through called. Liz explained the situation, and the friend recommended she go to a pastor that had a deliverance ministry.
Fred and Liz took Jasmine to the service, and the pastor began to preach. Liz grew more and more impatient, thinking, My daughter's brain is under attack from the devil! Can't you start the prayer time?
But the Lord said, "Be still. Everybody has needs. You are going to be taken care of. He had not seen the X-rays and didn't know about the five dark spots. As he called them out one by one, Jasmine was delivered. Today she is a beautiful, vibrant young Christian lady with the touch of God on her life. God worked supernaturally as a result of Liz's fasting. When we desperately need help, fasting is the best way to invite God's intervention.
It happens to me sometimes. My schedule latches onto me like a pit bull, and I feel gripped by urgency and stress. When I was feeling that way recently, I plopped down on the floor and said, "God, I'm out of control. I need help to rein in my life, so it's manageable again.
Fasting does for us mentally what it does for us physically. It removes toxic thoughts from our minds. It humbles our soul and gives us a fresh poise.
It makes us real before God. Through fasting we declare that God is more important and more essential than food or anything else that vies for our time. By fasting we fulfill the First Commandment, "You shall have no other gods before me" Ex.
In fasting we say, "God, You're my source. I'm accountable to You, and I'm going to show You that You're more important and more essential than my food! All day they whine, "I'm hungry. I want to look at this. I want to taste that. Feed me! David said, I humbled my soul with fasting.
Psalm Every sincere Christian wants to be holier than they are. The Bible commands it, and our hearts desire it, though walking in it is often a struggle. Holiness means we deny what we want and embrace what God wants. If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? Luke Fasting is a way of denying self and experiencing 50 Fasting for Holiness and Humility greater measures of holiness.
It causes you to be more real with God.
Suddenly it becomes clear what is holy and what is unholy. You begin to see your heart for what it is, and it takes pride right out of you! During a fast you have a deeper spiritual perception.
Instead of constantly trying to impress other people, which is what most of us spend a good deal of time doing, you try only to impress God. That's why Jesus said, "When ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites," Matt. Their fasting was an effort to impress men rather than God.
True fasting brings humility that cares only what God thinks. Hypocrites not only fast to impress men, but they profess values that they don't really possess.
They might profess peace, but inside they are in conflict because they are running themselves ragged or walking in fear instead of faith in God. They might declare that family is important, but they don't spend time with or enjoy their children.
They might tell others to pray but rarely do it themselves. Even Paul recognized he was a hypocrite at times. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to dothis I keep on doing. Whenever your mind is in a toxic state, not purified through fasting, reading the Word, and prayer, the fleshly imagination will win over your will. When we fast, we put our spirit in charge of our minds. Jesus put it this way, The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
Matthew Fasting puts the spirit in the driver's seat of our thoughts and actions so that we choose the holy things of God. This is what Paul meant when he wrote, Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. In a Moscow psychiatric unit seven thousand patients had disorders ranging from schizophrenia to neurosis. They were treated with conventional medicine, but nothing seemed to help. The directors read Otto Buchinger's work and decided to try what they called the "hunger experiment. After that week, more than 80 percent of those patients were well enough to be released and live normal lives.
Fasting somehow improves our ability to handle frustration and the stresses of life. God confirms this in His Word. You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.
Isaiah The mental rewards of fasting alone are worth the price. The mind is clear, the body is clean, and the searchlight shines on the soul to humble us. We may want to cry out like Isaiah did, "I am a man of unclean lips" Isa. These believers turn fasting into a competition, but fasting is not a one-size-fits-all thing.
The Bible tells about different kinds of fasts that were called for different purposes. Fasts can differ from church to church and person to person. They even differ from situation to situation. There are two basic types of fasting: a corporate fast and an individual fast. A corporate fast is called by the leader of a nation, a tribe, a church, or a family. We have talked about how King Jehoshaphat and the king of Ninevah called for a nationwide fast. There's power when a leader calls for a corporate fast.
It's like a nation or church declaring war. I believe God magnifies their efforts more than we can possibly imagine. Corporate fasts are also a time of detoxification for a church body. There have been times when I hated corporate fasting because it seemed like everyone was so irritable.
However, until we fast we don't know what impurities are there. When a church fasts together, they get to see each other in a much less polished way. Fasting can make you irritable, tired, and even mentally slow temporarily, of course. It's easier to find fault with others and yourself. This is part of the process. Let the Holy Ghost blow away those things like a cleansing breeze.
Corporate fasts bring us to our knees in repentance and draw us closer. We see each other for who we are for better or worse! The second kind of fast is individual, when you declare a fast for personal reasons. And the first one is a "God forbid" and the other is "highly unlikely". So if you're a gambler wouldn't it be smarter to play the odds by turning to God with your whole heart with a spiritual fast instead of taking your chances in hopes that one of the two fear destroying principles that I just described, might happen, maybe, someday, who knows when?
Fear Destroying Miracle 2 God Will Undo The Physical Heavy Burdens A heavy burden or a physical ailment could be anything like cancer or chronic sleep disorder or whatever, but there's no reason for me to get into what causes these things because all I really know is fasting was the reason Jesus performed so many of these types of miracles.
Luke But the thing that you need to realize is that the person doing the fasting will usually receive these blessings before they can perform them for the healing of someone else by improving their faith through practicing fasting and prayer for themselves first, unless you don't mind being laughed at then getting frustrated and quitting. Mental fear is so common because it is woven into our way of thinking and manifests itself through our emotions which makes it feel right.
But when compared with the word of God we can begin to see that it is not. In fact in some cases it's the complete opposite. Ask them to drink fruit or vegetable juices, or to get by on salad. Demons cannot stay around too long when a person fasts, because fasting unto God creates a totally different atmosphere that welcomes the holy and repels the unholy. That is why demonic spirits get very uncomfortable around a person who fasts.
Any pastor or minister who is in a healing and deliver ance ministry of any kind should make fasting part of his regular lifestyle. It is the spiritual equivalent of an athlete working out at the gym.
We are afraid. I drove to their location and opened the front door to the house and found them hiding in the broom closet! The man had been a homosexual for 18 years, and when I entered the room, he was standing there as if waiting for a chance to intimidate again. I could see that the demon had come to the surface. He was literally staring out of the man. Do you know what the Scriptures say? The cocky tone disappeared instantly. Come on! I returned to that area five years later, and a man knocked on my hotel door.
I remembered his face, but the last time I had seen the man, he was lying on the floor while The Life-Changing Benefits of Fasting 43 two ministers huddled in a broom closet in another room.
He is the great Deliverer. Another time I was ministering in the morning service of a church in a university town in the Southwest. I had just come through a season of fasting and prayer, and the ser vices were going very well in the large church building.
The altar was so large that it could accommodate hundreds of people at once, and I felt like the Lord wanted to bless the whole audience at once, so I brought them all up to the altar.
Eight of the people were lesbians, and when they raised their hands it looked like they were suddenly dropped to the floor by a blow from a large hammer! I knew the Lord wanted to do more, so I went down to where they lay on the carpet.
One partic ular young woman had confessed that she was a lesbian, but she defied the usual stereotype. She was a beautiful 21year-old blonde-haired little girl, but when I looked at her, her entire visage turned dark.
In fact, it is a spirit of suicide. Right then and there, under the overpowering anointing of God, that young woman was totally delivered from the spirit of suicide and the spirit of lesbianism.
When I went back to that church a year later, I rejoiced to see that this sister was playing a key role on the worship team. They are broken, hurting, and desperate under demonizing influences. Psychologists cannot help them, nor can psychiatrists. That, my friend, is what the Lord is asking us to do. Are you willing to pay the price to set the captives free? Are you willing to set the captives free in your church, in your neighborhood, and in your city?
There are des perately wicked yokes of bondage choking the people in our inner cities. We are called to set the captives free, and the Lord has given us mighty weapons to pull down the strongholds. Everyone seeking deliverance from an entangling sin or chronic weakness needs to get desperate. If parents want to see their children healed or set free of demonic oppression, then they need to get desperate for their children.
If they The Life-Changing Benefits of Fasting 45 are truly humble and desperate before the Lord as they fast for themselves or for their children, then they will often find that it becomes easy to experience or minister deliverance. They may well experience what I experienced the first time with little Stevie. Why Do We Fast? It is a tool of overcoming leaders in both the Old and New Testaments.
But in all things we commend ourselves as min isters of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings ; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love 2 Corinthians We fast to humble ourselves before God and obtain His grace and power. How often do you need grace? We all need His continuous power to live the victorious Christian life daily.
Fasting keeps you honest. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of grace. If you want the Spirit of grace, if you want the anointing, you humble yourself. We will deal with this crucial subject in greater detail in Chapter 5. If the anointing is not flowing freely through you, that is a good sign that you need to fast and pray. Once again, turn to the pattern of the great Pioneer of our faith, Jesus.
According to Luke chapter 4, Jesus came out of a wilderness of temptation in the power of the Spirit. If you want the same, then do what He did. When Jesus had soundly whipped the devil, He went forth in power. We fast to be purified from sin and to help others be come purified as well. According to the Word of God, Jesus Christ took away all the sins of the world on the cross at Calvary. God wants us not only to defeat these entangling sins in our own lives, but also to go beyond our own needs to stand in the gap as intercessors for others.
If there is a habit or chronic sin that keeps cropping up in your life, then humble your soul in fasting, and God will purify you. Be prepared, then, for the time the Lord asks you to take upon yourself through intercession the sins of others and combine your intercessory prayer with fasting.
The great models for this are Jesus Christ and the prophet Daniel: Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. We can pray this great model prayer for ourselves, for our congregation, for our children, and even for our city and nation.
We have departed from Your ways, O God. We are fine. We are okay. We live godly lives here. We may be okay, but our cities and our nations are crumbling! Forgive us and restore us. This happened in the days of Jonah. The Ninevites were a wicked and violent people who were about to be judged and annihilated by God, but then they went on a fast even the donkeys, camels, and goats were put on a fast!
Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, cov ered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd The Life-Changing Benefits of Fasting 49 nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water.
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.
Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish? Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it Jonah Fasting for purity can be pretty confusing at times because of the very nature of the cleansing process.
The Lord will clean you out. Fasting is a choice for God and against the flesh. Many years ago when I was just beginning to step out in the ministry, I received a call from a couple 50 The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting whom I loved and had prayed for often. I was still taking some courses at the university myself, and I needed what money I had managed to save so I could register for my final series of classes. The very next day, both of these people received full scholarships to the university.
God continued to take care of all their needs supernaturally for the next two years! I also have become a reproach to them; when they look at me, they shake their heads. Help me, O Lord my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy, That they may know that this is Your hand; that You, Lord, have done it!
Let them curse, but You bless… Psalm For when I am weak, then I am strong 2 Corinthians It is at that point that the Lord will send us out in His power. The leaders at the church in Antioch fasted and prayed before they sent out Barnabas and Paul. This was done so the leaders would make the right choice, and it was done to ensure their success in the gospel mission. Barnabas and Paul followed the same pat tern in the foreign cities where they established churches—they fasted and prayed before appointing elders in those cities.
The fasting and prayer helped 52 The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting guide their choices and helped ensure the successful ministry of those elders. We fast in times of crisis. Men have always turned to God in prayer and fasting in times of crisis.
The Book of Esther records what was probably the most critical time in the his tory of the Jewish nation. Even though Hitler brutally massacred six million Jews during World War II in a terrible holocaust, thousands of Jews still survived in other places around the world.
My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish! However, I would never counsel you to do that for more than three days unless you are in the literal glory and presence of God. This three-day fast is the fast that Esther asked the Jews to observe. In the end, God turned that crisis around and brought deliverance to all the Jews.
In the end, they witnessed one of the most dramatic acts of supernatural deliverance recorded in the Bible as the angels of God came and wiped out the armies of three invading nations! Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.
This is especially true in the sometimes confusing area of personal relationships, particularly for those believers trying to make a choice about whom to marry. I knew that God had not called me to live alone, and I knew that God knew where and who she was; so I fasted and prayed for her. Bonnie and I compared notes later on and discovered that at the most critical time in her life, after her parents got a divorce, she went through some very intense times.
We fast for understanding and divine revelation. As believers, we need more than direction. We need revelation and understanding of certain matters, situations, or truths in the Bible. This happened to me the time the Lord showed me a wonderful principle of healing during a mass crusade in Haiti.
The meetings were held immediately after the Duvalier regime fell in that nation, and God had given us some wonderful miracles in the services. However, the local voodoo priests and witch doctors had become so disturbed by our crusade that for the first time ever they issued a nationwide radio broadcast calling for a meeting between all the voodoo priests and practi tioners to put curses on us!
During this same series of meetings, a certain woman who had been born blind was brought to the front by her granddaughter. Every time the anointing of God would hit her and she would fall down like I had hit her with all my strength, although I barely touched her. Come again. She would be led forward by her granddaughter.
The power of God would hit her, her body would shake, and down she would go. I knew it was the genuine power of the Lord hitting her. It was so obvious that I almost wanted the Lord to be gentle. I was really struggling with this situation. By the fourth day, I was getting tired of seeing Grandma coming forward for prayer. Once again, the same thing happened.
In fact, the same thing happened on the fifth day and the sixth day. Once again I prayed for her, and again the incredible power of God hit her so hard that she 56 The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting was absolutely knocked to the floor, just like every service before that. It was almost as if I was watching a full-color videotape of those prayer times. I had wondered many times about the seven days I had prayed for that blind woman, and suddenly I found myself reliving those times in living color.
Only this time I knew I was seeing through the eyes of the Spirit. Every time I prayed, the anointing of God would hit her and knock off one of the tentacles. During the second prayer, a second tentacle was supernaturally removed.
During the third prayer, a third tentacle came off. Finally, on the last night in The Life-Changing Benefits of Fasting 57 the last service, the woman came forward with a single tentacle still wrapped around her eyes.
It was like a spirit of blindness, the main demon that had kept her bound in a world of darkness. When I prayed for her the last day, the last tentacle came off and she could see clearly. The Lord revealed to me that at times, demonic obstructions hold us or cling to us with several arms. Every time you pray under the anointing, something happens.
You can count on that. Keep praying through until the last tentacle comes off and you see the healing and deliverance!
The Lord healed many people in the crowd of 10,, but I remember one man who hobbled to the meetings on homemade crutches. His ankles were curled beneath him, and his legs were grotesquely twisted. He had been in that condition for more than 55 years. After receiving prayer, his legs straightened out and he began to leap up and down with excitement I have to believe that this scene was very similar to the sight Peter and John saw in Acts I also prayed for a year-old boy who had been confined to a wheelchair by polio since the age of one.
His mother had wheeled him to a place in the prayer line, and after he received prayer, he slithered onto the dirt floor and stayed there as I continued down the prayer line. Suddenly I heard a clamor in the crowd and saw several severely handicapped people about a hundred yards away from me begin to jump up and down! I just had to go back 60 The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting to take pictures of these miraculous healings, knowing that God alone could do such signs and wonders.
While I was walking back to that area, I watched as the boy who had been crippled with polio suddenly jumped to his feet and began to run! By the time I reached the spot where the boy had been lying on the floor, he had already zoomed past me! When she saw me approaching, she immediately fell to the ground and began throwing handfuls of dirt over her prostrate body. His name is Jesus, and He is the One who has healed your son today. In such remote regions, few people can afford shoes or other luxuries.
Most can only afford one piece of clothing. But can you pray for my little girl? She was wearing a torn skirt and a dirty blouse, but I could still plainly see the huge boils that covered her body and went deeply into her flesh.
What Is Your Job Description? I knew this precious mother was in great pain too, but she wanted me to pray for her daughter. I held them both in my arms, and I prayed for them with all my heart.
They are hurting and broken without the message of My Son, Jesus Christ.