Worldwide testimonies to the life-changing power of God abound as Bridge for Peace brings healing to the nations through Jesus Christ.
Australian Mission Healing Testimonies of Holy Spirit Power exceeded the space in our newsletter! Here are more great witnesses in the Australia report!
Lighter & Lighter
I sat on the floor before Joan, she had her feet in my lap, her eyes closed. I could feel the weight of her feet lessen. "How do you feel" "Heavy, but light." Two ladies from the church who had taken our afternoon workshop were serving on healing team with me. I could tell Joan's feet were no longer resting in my lap, but my prayer partners couldn't see that from their vantage point. Her feet kept floating up, even the ladies could see them rising now and their eyes were bulging out of their heads. I smiled, nodding at them. Joan's legs floated up until she was sticking them straight out, parallel to the floor. I was happily astonished, watching the Holy Spirit's power made visible. The other ladies were gaping.
Finally, Joan opened her eyes. "Oh! I can't do that!" She had no clue her legs were floating in the air. After a while she said, "I'm tired." She put her feet down. "I can see my ankles!" She was able to stand without limitation and talk to people in the church, a totally new experience. Praise Jesus!
Right on Course
I HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT JOY AGAIN…
In Meg’s words, “Jesus healed my neck pain and I can now turn my head fully to the left and right, which has not been possible since I woke up one morning with what turned out to be two prolapsed discs, one of which was pressing on a nerve. This injury happened in 2002. My body had other pains that are now gone as well.”
The workshop was in the afternoon, but we had a service in the church that night. “You minister with me tonight, Meg.” I said. She hesitated saying she felt she had a lot of emotional things to deal with and while she would like to pray for people, and used to pray for people, she didn’t feel she could now. I replied, “You stand with me and we’ll pray together. It will be fine.” Meg’s love for God and compassion for people shone as she served that night in the power of the Holy Spirit. She wrote later, “Because of the things I learned about myself in therapy, I lost hope and I felt disqualified from ministry… Ministry for me was always fun, I don’t mean that in a trite way, doing things with God, serving Him was joyous beyond anything I have ever experienced in life. I have experienced that joy again now, thank you Lord.”
Some transformations can be seen, others take place in the heart. Meg wrote, “I believe Jesus also did inner healing too, because the restfulness I experienced after payer was wonderful…this is when He brought me hope.”
Meg and Bruce are studying Bridge for Peace Foundation for Healing and watching the DVD together. “We are looking forward to working our way through the book and learning and growing in God, thank you so much for making this resource available.” Thank You, Jesus for all You have done for us!
BURN THAT BOOK…
Sally said, “I asked if he had anyone to forgive. He said, ‘Yes. I keep a book of everyone who has ever hurt me.’” We spoke a bit and he did choose to forgive. Finally, he said, “I’m going home to burn the book!” His tremors reduced.
To whom it may concern: You might be stunned to read this man kept a physical book of wrongs done to him. But how often do we excuse ourselves for writing chapters of how we were offended in our minds. Burn the book, forgive and start to live the good life God has planned for you. It’s sinful to look for satisfaction in brooding over hurts and planning revenge. Realize Satan is tempting you. Forgive others, and ask God to forgive you for holding unforgiveness. Start experiencing the fullness of life God has for you.
FROM BORING TO SOARING…
This now fifteen year old girl received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues in the morning session. In the afternoon she learned how to lay hands on the sick and pray for their healing.
That evening she came to me and said, “I went home and laid my hands on my sister. I was going to speak to her pain in Jesus Name and tell it to leave, like we did today in the workshop. So I put my hands on her and then I started praying, but the gift of tongues just gushed out!”
Thank God. Our hopes were fulfilled. Empowered and equipped, she doesn’t have to wait for anyone to come and pray for her loved ones. She now knows how to pray in the Name of Jesus for His glory.
A NEW LOOK
BLESSED WITH A CHILD
HEALED WITHOUT SURGERY
GOOD MORNING JESUS, BE MY LORD
On the way out of the room I met Joseph's son Joseph Jr. He saw the power of the Holy Spirit take away his Dad's headache and he agreed to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Dr.Braat and I prayed with him and it was wonderful. Good morning Jesus, what a great way to start the day.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
Then chairs were put around the edges of the room for people to go to receive prayer. Ed, Annett’s husband, placed a seat just a meter or so from me so when they invited people to receive prayer I quickly went to Ed and sat down with him. I was there to ask for healing for my friend, which I did and Ed and I prayed for her healing. We prayed in words and then in tongues and it was wonderful to have us both united for my friend like this before God. “The prayer of the righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16b). I know both Ed and I are righteous in Gods’ sight because that is what God’s Word says.
Then Ed said “What is it Dianne, you want to ask God for just for yourself. I couldn’t avoid it. I said I didn’t have a clue. The he said to ask the Holy Spirit. So I did and straight away these words came out of my mouth and honestly it was a though I wasn’t saying them. I said “I want to know my worth”. Then I started to cry. I was really taken aback. I have given countless talks on God’s love and how much He loves us and here I was asking “What is my worth” Am I really worthy of God’s love?” I could hardly believe what was happening. I have been on this Christian walk for quite a number of years now and here I was back at step one!
Ed’s face lost all expression. In fact he seemed totally blank. I was weeping and his face was stoic. We both started praying in tongues. Then I looked at him and this beautiful gentle man of God looked me in the eyes, shrugged his shoulders and said “I have no words” That’s all!!!! “I have no words. I remember thinking “Oh, that’s all you can say? At least he’s honest and not saying something just because he feels he should I thought to myself “I’m not worth much to God I’m not worthy of God’s love” And then as I began to leave Ed urgently grabbed my arm, again looked me straight in the eyes and said “You know what I mean don’t you? There are just no words to describe your worth to God”, He was emotional as he said this. Tears were starting to form in his eyes. I tried to let this sink in. He was saying that the extent of my worth was beyond words. I thanked him and left, feeling a bit flat and puzzled by it all. I had heard this all before. I had probably even said the same thing in a talk sometime. I had sat down for prayer believing in my self-worth and left knowing one thing, I didn’t believe in my self-worth.
It wasn’t until about three days after the healing meeting when it happened. I was just busy handing the wash on the line, not really thinking about any of this, when I was given a revelation. Instantly I knew how much I was loved. Instantly I was aware of my self-worth. I remember I looked up at the blue sky and wanted to sing. I felt so ‘light’. I already knew this stuff but this was a revelation in my spirit. It was like a sheet being lifted form my eyes and a heavy lad lifted from my back. I wasn’t even aware a load was there until it lifted. I physically felt the release and then came the feeling of lightness and sheer joy.
I knew, because I knew, because I knew, I was so loved…I was safe and secure in that love and it would continue for eternity. I was amazed and still am that God knew what was going on inside of me even when I didn’t. He knew where I needed healing. I would never have thought to ask for a revelation of my worth. I thought I knew all this stuff….But….No!!!
It took a revelation for me to truly KNOW IT….God is Good! God is Faithful!
It doesn’t matter what I do or don’t do, God loves me. It is unconditional love. As Annette said, His love is excessive. That excessive love is timeless and undiminishing. Nothing I do or don’t do will Him love me less. It’s all or nothing with God’s love. He doesn’t hand it out in varying amounts depending on your performance. It doesn’t even diminish if we don’t love Him back. It’s unconditional. No strings attached!`