The eighth in our series of testimonies from year 2013/14 of the SSE.
My name is Micah. I am married to Joni and we come from a church in Newbury called Glendale.
I first became a Christian when I was quite young. I’m not sure exactly when, but I recommitted myself after a really powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit when I was 17.
There are three things that I’ve really learned from this course that have completely changed me from a year ago.
- Number one- I have learnt that it is important to be naturally supernatural. God can hear our prayers whether we shout and dance or whether we say them quietly. I believe it is the authority behind the prayer that is key.
- Number two- When praying for healing my prayer has become a bold command of healing and not a petition. This is what we see in the bible and we need to do it.
- Number three- As a direct result of praying more boldly I have been encouraged and challenged to pray for more and more people.
I have three brief stories to share with you about experiencing Gods healing.
The first story is healing of a torn muscle in my groin – I haven’t been able to play football for a year because the tear has never healed. I received prayer one night at church when Rob (from SSE) visited and led a time of ministry. Something seemed to happen so the next day I decided to test it out by playing football. I played for 70 minutes. It was amazing. There was no reaction and has been no reaction since!
The second is of a friend of mine being healed of insomnia. Since puberty he has only ever slept 3 or 4 hours a night. He looked it as well – deep sunk eyes and all that. He is now in his 40’s. I offered to pray for him. The next day he reported he had slept all night for the first time in years! His sleep has been totally transformed.
And the third is of a patient being miraculously healed from a ruptured Achilles. I am a sports therapist and my patient arrived having injured himself in a skiing accident. His leg was very swollen and green coloured. When I felt in the area of his achilles tendon, there was a gap showing it had torn or ruptured. He couldn’t put his foot to the ground. He couldn’t bend his foot. I tried some exercises to help but in the end I recommended that he go to hospital. It was a serious injury.
Before he left I offered to pray for his leg, which he consented to. I commanded the leg to be healed. After prayer, there was more movement and strength in his leg and foot. Then he said it was feeling much better. He then got off the couch and placed his foot on the ground; he then started walking around; finally he started walking on tip-toe! His wife’s jaw was on the floor! She then pointed out that the swelling had also gone right down! It was absolutely amazing!