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PostSubject: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:23 am

Okay so for those who don't know, I have two big brothers. And I do mean BIG..........brothers. One has short hair, a wife and two kids, and is a manager at a local grocery chain. The other........well, the other is quite a bit different. He has always marched to the beat of his own drummer, which usually includes a Grateful Dead drum circle.

Recently, the deadhead brother lost his apartment in the homeless housing building here in Columbus, for repeated violent offenses, the last of which included battering his friends' apartment door in with a fire extinguisher, and cutting a huge, deep gash in his hand. He is bipolar and has been addicted to drugs and alcohol since he was 14, and he is 47.

My "other" brother, the short haired yuppy one, has been inviting us to come see this lady:

http://www.freewebs.com/adelegray/

Being a former Calvary Chapelite and a "Bapticostal", I was thinking, "Ew! A prophetess! Flake! Flake! Flake!" and wasn't really wanting to go.

But......not only did I end up going, but the young lady you see to the left of me in my avatar picture went, as did a young man from our bible study..........and little did I know.........but my "hippy" brother actually ASKED my other brother to take him to this. I think he had every intention of accepting Christ, but I don't think he expected God to knock him on his posterior like He did!

It started out like your usual charismatic rah-rah session, lots of clapping and high energy music, shimmery outfits and fancy suits mixed with jeans and street clothes, banners on the walls, you get the picture.

It was a small church in the upstairs of some cheap apartment-looking office buildings, in the worst part of the business district of our side of town...right behind the "Silver Fox" strip club.

You know......one of those chintzy little churches like World Harvest used to be, back before they got millions of dollars, bought half of the east side of Columbus and went worldwide on TV.

World Harvest happens to be where I got saved, and is also who ordained this lady - but I digress.

So, I'm standing there worshipping, and a voice in my head goes, "These people are FAKE!", biting off the word 'fake' very hatefully. So, I prayed and shut my eyes and asked the Lord to show me the truth. "Look around you", another voice said. "Take a good, close look at these people". And so I did, and I realized to my surprise......oh look she's older but there's that lady who knows people I went to school with. Oh hey didn't those people used to go to my brother's church? Wait! I know that guy over there! "See?" said the Lord, "You're safe, relax. You know these people".

Apparently the first voice was the enemy. Sometimes, they can be hard to distinguish from each other. The enemy is so slick......

........which is exactly what this lady taught on!

..............which is what my Pastor taught on this morning....

..................and so did the Pastor at my brother's church.

So there you have it. Three witnesses, who never met each other.

This is also the second time that has happened, with this lady, and I believe I wrote about it in another thread.



So this lady taught, and every word was an arrow through my heart.

It was the most captivating, fascinating sermon I have ever heard.



During the altar call, she started talking about my brother's life. BUT - he had never met her, hadn't talked to her, and was sitting there with a death grip on his cane. She spoke in specifics about this "person I know needs to make a decision", and how the devil was about to take this person on the ride of their life, and how they might not have their next breath, etc. She said she knew it was a man...a younger man. She asked wasn't he tired of his family worrying. She asked wasn't he ready to get rid of all this stuff and move on with his life. She got more and more specific until I was crying. My eyes were shut, and I could feel the stubbornness of my brother's spirit, coming from my left.

She gave the invitation "one last time", and nobody responded. Then she invited them to come up front. My friend Katie elbowed me and said, "YOUR BROTHER'S GOING UP!" and I looked and sure enough, there he went. I started bawling like a baby and went up and took his other arm...my other brother on his left, me on his right. I shook with tears, and SO DID HE, and so did my other brother.

Then, my brother, the crackhead, the alcoholic, the drug addict as long as I've known him................was gloriously, epicly, miraculously saved, delivered, filled with the Holy Spirit and with joy, and the three of us siblings cried, prayed and held each other.

Sad Sad Sad

My brother walks with a cane because of his achilles tendon. Our church has been praying for him, and his doctor said it has been healing back together, and he said that does not happen.

Also, my brother's gash on his hand from his incident was still oozing and open when he went in to this event tonight. When he was done praying, it was dry and new skin had began to form around the edges. Some parts were already a white scar. I saw this myself.

After this lady was done with my brother, she moved on to the lady next to me. Bam - down she went.

Then she came to me, proceeded to tell me one thing after another about me that she could have never known, and when she touched my stomach it felt like somebody put jumper cables on me. I shook worse than I did when my blood sugar was at its lowest.

Then I had an amazing experience that I won't even get into on here because I know there are way too many skeptics, but I will tell you that I am no longer concerned in the LEAST........with what anybody thinks of me. I now KNOW that I am a powerful woman of God, and nobody but nobody....can ever take that from me.

All I know is this:


"I will make your right hand to shake, because from now on, anything you set it to, will be mighty!"


The lady next to me? Her entire right arm went numb and stayed that way for a long time, while mine shook all evening.


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Come to find out she has a son Tommy's age who needs a new christian friend, too..........



And my little Baptist friend to my left.......who is moving home to South Carolina soon.........is trying to figure out what to tell her Baptist Pastor brother............

.........because she spoke in tongues tonight.

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Uh oh!

LOL

God has been turning her life upside down for a while now though.

I'll be fascinated to see what God does in her brother's church when she goes home!

He can bring excitement to quiet churches and order to chaotic ones.

Because NONE of us can put Him in a box....because with Him ALL things are possible!
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:02 am

Sounds like y'all had a beautiful time in the Lord.... sunny

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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:42 am

Let's just say that my "birthday gift" I want from everybody who lives around here and even likes me much less loves me is.......for them to go see this lady with me because she'll be back over at Firehouse Church the day after my b/day!
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:26 am

A guy at work got "KNOCKED DOWN" last night also.....I wasnt fired but given a written warning. pale
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:32 am

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A guy at work got "KNOCKED DOWN" last night also.....I wasnt fired but given a written warning. pale

He had it comin' though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:38 am

Yes he did, hes the company Narc. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:52 am

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A guy at work got "KNOCKED DOWN" last night also.....I wasnt fired but given a written warning. pale

Was he filled w/the Panzer spirit?
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:57 am

No, he was filled with the spirit of the brown nose.... Im not proud of it but it needed done. The punishment eight hours overtime.....God bless tthem, I live for my job, I could kiss them for overtime
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:03 am

Paid overtime for punishment? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:06 am

no, but i guess most of the younger guys there dont want to work and consider overtime a punishment, to me its time and a half, a gift from the heavens LOL
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:41 am

Okay..........how did this go from news about my brother coming off of drugs and alcohol, which we've been praying for, for 30 some years, to somebody at work being assaulted?

I can't help but feel a little disrespected.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:33 am

If your brother is proven to be truly delivered then I'm happy for you, that would be a truly joyous occasion. To say I'm a cynic when it comes to charasmatic spirituality would be an understatement, I've seen the devestaion it has caused many lives. What is being passed off as christian spirituallity in many services looks a lot like voodoo! I've seen clear thinking people go out of their minds in the persuit of an esoteric experience w/God, it has exasperated much of my own depression. I've seen people who have claimed to be delivered, only to return to their former addictions a short time latter, many times it is a psuedo deliverence. Yes God can and does deliver people form all sorts of ills, but it's not the norm as many espouse, the norm is a long hard road of recovery/sanctification.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:44 am

Well I guess I've been put in my place, LOL.

Just read Panzer's blog.

Now I can better understand why I'm getting opposition on this.

He'd freak if he saw the worship team at my false church I go to.

No - it wasn't fake, and how dare you mock the Holy Spirit - all of you. To ask if this guy who was punched at work was full of the Panzer spirit...just the prevailing attitude that I must be stupid and ignorant and wrong by posting something "charismatic" on here....it's messed up, I'm sorry.

You know Changeling I am so sorry that every time I disagree with you it obviously ticks you off. I'm so sorry that you feel like you have to hunt down all my posts and negate everything I say. I don't understand why that is. Maybe you can't handle women having opinions. I don't know. I do know that it's sad, though.

And I also know that the enemy is using you gentlemen to try and tear me down and plant seeds of doubt in my newfound hope.

I curse him and everything he's doing, and I command him to get his hands off of all of you, in Jesus' name.

Go ahead and be mad at me about it, I don't care.

And yes, I am a powerful woman of God, and there is more than one way to take a stand.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:41 am

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Okay..........how did this go from news about my brother coming off of drugs and alcohol, which we've been praying for, for 30 some years, to somebody at work being assaulted?

I can't help but feel a little disrespected.

Im sorry....I was out of line for changing the topic. It wont happen again. and I am very happy for your brother.
I in no way said you have a false church. I would feel more comfortable in your church than in many mainstream ones...And yes I know the kind of people that is in your ministry and church and think it is a wonderful thing , it teaches them an alternative to raping, and robbing....
I have absolutly no problem with you or your ministry. and I am sorry my blog offended you. But I , like you , are being honest with where I am at and what I believe.
God Bless you.


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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:03 am

I'm not mad at you, and I don't think your stupid, nor am I intimidated by women w/opinions. I'm hesitent to call everything in the charismatic movement counterfiet, God indeed does as He pleases. I'm not hunting down your posts to disrespect or tear you down, nor am I attempting to plant seeds of doubt in your heart. You made some comments on the other thread wich I was sure you were refering to this one, so I thought I'd let you know what I thought. If God has begun a good work in your brother's life, that's great, may He continue to do so and may your brother continue to be open to it. I was once "slain in the spirit" at a charasmatic church, I went home full of joy thanking God and now believing He really loved me. At Cornerstone in 98 after Eric Clayton had counseled w/me and Sheri had prayed for and sang to me, I was overjoyed that God still loved me and had not given up one me, that I was not beyond His grace. I admitted here before that I'm a sex addict, and I'm slowly accepting that I always will be. When I got back from Cornerstone I had the longest period of abstinance in my life, I thought I was "cured", I was wrong! I've always been looking for the miracle, the new experience w/God that would finally set me free, hasn't happened. So now I go to SA, 12 step program, and I go to confession and trust in the graces of the Church. The Church ackowledges that some do recieve the miracle, but again, this is the exception, not the norm. The norm is that we addicts will always have a proclivity to induldge in our addiction, I hope your brother doesn't become dellusioned if or when the temptations come back.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:22 pm

I'd also like to add there will be a "charismatic mass" held at the church I attend this Friday, it seems the Catholic Church is not immune from "the renewl!" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:07 pm

that's pretty awesome!!



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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:23 am

>>>I was once "slain in the spirit" at a charasmatic church, I went home full of joy thanking God and now believing He really loved me.

Then you can't deny that when this sort of thing happens to you, it's for real. Especially if (you'll be shocked at this) you're like me and you FIGHT IT.

I FIGHT IT especially if some preacher or whoever is PUSHING on my head, I HATE that!

But the other night my knees felt like they were bending backwards and I almost couldn't stand up.

I'm glad that you had those experiences, Changeling.

And maybe it will help you to know that just because the Holy Spirit moves on you doesn't mean that your'e never going to sin again. Our sin nature doesn't go away just because we have an experience with God.

I am going to stand on God's promise that He heals us. It is in both the Catholic and the Protestant Bible both:

Isaiah 53:5
By His stripes we are healed.

And I hope and pray that you will be set free from your addiction, as well. Keep on keepin on is all I can say.

Mine's sugar.

Try that one on for size.

I'm diabetic, and I can get my drug of choice at work........all I want.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:29 am

Actually in my case, and in most cases I believe it's psychosomatic/manipulation, of course people can be overwhelmed by God's presense, but like miracles I believe them to be rare, not the norm.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:38 am

young lady on the picture to the left of you? so you look like sail can?
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:15 am

in my church they was being slain by the multitudes, this is when i went to an aog church. I was so excited to be there and wanted to be slain....They hit my head.....Nothing, I begged God to give me this, Hit my head, Nothing....Then the dude behind me told me to just fall down next time he hit me so I dint make him look bad.....I walked out and never went back again.
Thats my experience with extra biblical manifestations.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:19 am

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ton. I'll be praying for your brother as he continues to grow in the Lord.
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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:48 am

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Then the dude behind me told me to just fall down next time he hit me so I dint make him look bad.....I walked out and never went back again.
Thats my experience with extra biblical manifestations.

affraid

WHAT?????

Oh HECKS no.

My Pastor would NEVER..............

I am so sorry to hear that, man. I go to an AoG church. I was also raised in one and have been a part of three different ones in my lifetime. My dad has always been an elder at both of them that my parents have gone to.

I have seen so many miracles with my own eyes, it ain't even funny. I am so sorry, that this is your only experience. I pray that before you die, you ALL have many, many experiences like the ones I'm about to testify about.

When I was little, I saw my dad and some other elders praying over a guy who had one leg shorter than the other. This happened after everyone left the sanctuary and nobody was watching except me. I saw that guy's leg GROW! I saw it!

I am sorry that you guys haven't been fortunate enough to see and experience some of the things I have, man. It's awesome. I don't know why you haven't. I'm not trying to be arrogant when I ask this --- but have you ever asked for one? I mean, really asked and really expected it? If Jesus did it when He walked the earth, why not today?

Tell me if any of this sounds like psychosomatic manipulation to you guys.

I have been laying on my bed before, seeking God, with nobody home, and have spoken in tongues. I have had very specific prophetic dreams that came true, where God was speaking to me and warning people (who wouldn't listen but we won't go there), and I have seen numerous healings, not just strangers but in my own family!

My mom had 14 diabetic spots in her eye. She went up for prayer and was annointed and prayed over by our Pastor and elders and when she went back to the eye doctor they were GONE.

She also is in complete permanent remission from breast cancer which was in her lymph nodes, and has been for 7 years now.

Also another time she had a mass under her tongue. Since she is a cancer survivor, she went to the James Cancer Institute here in Columbus. The specialist said, "Clara, there is definately something there". It showed up on the cat scan as a mass. She went up for prayer, was annointed, the whole shabang. Show business, you know. The day of the operation came, and the same specialist said there was nothing to operate on.

Please understand there is only about 50 people at our church, on any good Sunday. We're not some big TV ministry.

And this is my mom I'm talking about. She really did have cancer, trust me, I cried enough tears about it. Marcia, it happened right before the guys went on tour (and then my dad had his heart attack and open heart surgery while they were on tour AND my sister in law was pregnant with my nephew and was told that the wall in her previously bicornuate uterus, that was supposed to sufficate the baby, was GONE).

We have had two different healings take place at our church for two different people who have had strokes, one who was never supposed to walk or talk again, but was standing on one foot, dancing and telling about it two days later at church (her name is Joanie).

Also a lady at our church (Fran) was diagnosed with leukemia and is doing way better than she was supposed to since we've all been praying for her. Her hair is already starting to grow back!

My niece and nephew weren't supposed to exist. If they did, they were supposed to be retarded because my sister in law had a bicornuate (divided in two by a wall) uterus. My nephew's first word was "Mitsubishi"! LOL

I got hit by a car when I was 15, at about 35 mph. I had a tire track on the side of my face. I remember being airborne and watching the pavement whizz by beneath me. I remember being blown up into a shock bag on a stretcher. I remember when moving at all - hurt real bad. I also remember being woken by a nurse wearing a World Harvest Breakthrough pin on her lapel, and her and my parents praying over me. Then several hours later I walked out of the hospital. No broken bones, no sprains. Just road rash clear up & down my right side, and bruises everywhere. I didn't even have a concussion.

My big brother would go out drinkin' & druggin' on the weekends when he was a teenager. It was below zero, the middle of the night and he wasn't home. My mom walked the floors in her nightgown, praying. At 6 am, they found him unconscious, slumped over the wheel of his car on Bowen Road in Pickerington. He had been there all night. Parts of his car hung from the tree. All he had was a cracked rib, and no hypothermia.

This one, I have evidence I could show you guys if you were sitting right here with me. I would go get my diabetes test kit and show you this. One Sunday, Tommy and some friends were playing video games and John was at band practice. I am diabetic for those who don't know, and I had no money to get my medicine. My blood sugar that day, was almost 400. I was slurring and staggering like a drunk. "Tommy, take me to the ER", I slurred. Our friend "Big Tim" a.k.a. Bubba Flames, is a big guy who is mentally handicapped, but has faith and boldness like nobody I've ever met. Bubba Flames will walk up to gang members around here and ask them if they know Jesus, and if not why not. Bubba Flames reached out his hand toward me and said, "Name o' Jesus I COMMAND your blood sugar to go down!"

13 minutes later..........I felt much better. All I had done, was sat there. My blood sugar was 269. It had gone down almost 100 points in 13 minutes. I called my mom, and she said from having diabetes 20 years, she has never seen anybody's blood sugar drop that drastically so fast. She said that does not happen.

So get this...meanwhile....John.......my silent, softspoken hubby who you guys never hear from on here.....was driving home from band practice early to take me to the ER. He said God spoke to him and said, "The LAST thing she needs is to sit in some ER for 4 hours. When you get home, put her coat on her and take her for a walk!"

So, John walked in just as I was putting my coat on to go for a walk.

I kept going up for prayer for my blood sugar every week. Soon after, I went to my doctor, who asked me about the Metformin I was taking. "What Metformin?" I asked, "I'm not taking Metformin!" She said, "Oh, you're supposed to be taking Metformin AND Glipizide". Nobody had ever told me that, or perhaps I had misunderstood. So now I'm on both and my blood sugar is NORMAL! Very Happy Which helps all other areas of my health, which is why I still have a JOB!

Recently, I woke up to find a dead fish in my fish tank. It was my angel fish. (John saw this happen Marcia --- and he was really freaked out!) My angel fish is so pretty. It's the biggest one - as big as the palm of my hand. It's my favorite. Bubba Flames gave it to me! Sad It was dead as could be, laying still, on its side with its mouth open, not breathing. It made me mad for some reason, and I put my hand on the fishtank and commanded it come back to life. It did, and is still alive to this day. John saw it, and Tommy saw it. You can ask either of them, if you don't believe me. The fish got up and went behind a rock, and kind of leaned on the rock breathing hard. I kept praying and soon it started swimming, and then it took off! Yeah, yeah, yeah, it might have been stunned, etc etc.

Lazarus might have been in a coma, too.

I don't know why I've experienced all these things. Maybe so I could write to you guys about them, and increase your faith. I could go on and on and write a book about it, I have seen so many things take place! I've seen girls at church camp with scoliosis prayed over in our dorm rooms and watched their backs straighten! I don't know why I've been allowed to see these things. But I know that I've believed in them since I was a little girl. In fact when I was seven, I prayed over an elderly friend of my grandma's, at my grandma's house, and she felt heat go up and down her leg, and the pain in her leg was gone!

Little kids especially are able to pray over people and see things happen. Maybe it's because of their childlike faith. Once I was stung by a bee when my friend Patricia and her girls were getting ready to go camping with me, on a girl's trip to Lake Erie. I am deathly allergic to bees! I could feel my throat starting to close up. Kayla, the oldest was 7 at the time. She put her little hand on me and prayed for me. By the time we got to Lake Erie, I couldn't even tell I had been stung. Usually it makes me sick for at least a week, unable to get out of bed.

Then there's Roger. Roger goes to our church. He is 18 but looks about 10 or 11. He has some sort of liver dysfunction that has no cure. Recently he was supposed to die THAT NIGHT. He had been coming to church with a mask over his face because of his immune system. After years of praying, fasting and annointing him, he was finally supposed to die. His grandma is one of our elders. She stood at the foot of his bed and held her bible that night. She said, "Either You're a God of miracles, or You're a liar!" Roger was healed. I just high-fived him last Sunday.

And what about Steve Rowe from Mortification, you guys? Do you know about what all happened to him? He consequently goes to an AoG church last I heard. Not that it matters.

I think every denomination should get to experience miracles, and I don't see any reason for it except that sometimes we just don't ask for it. In all these situations, people asked...begged...fasted....stepped up and was annointed...for it.

Jesus said, "You have not because you ask not".

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PostSubject: Re: MY BIG BROTHER GOT SAVED, FILLED AND KNOCKED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!   Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:08 am

Tonne, your post was beautiful and moving up until this point.

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I think every denomination should get to experience miracles, and I don't see any reason for it except that sometimes we just don't ask for it. In all these situations, people asked... begged... fasted.... stepped up and was annointed...for it.

Jesus said, "You have not because you ask not".

This sounds like you're saying all those who DIDN'T get miracles didn't pray, fast, or beg enough.

Knowing your heart, I don't think this is what you meant or what you truly believe. If you did, you would have your biological children as well as your adopted child and the children from your ministry. I have begged, fasted and prayed right along with you on that one. If anyone should receive the miracle of a child, it should be you.

NO ONE has spent more time in prayer and fasting than you for a child. You and John would be loving and generous parents. So why has it not happened....

I do know it is NOT from a lack of righteous prayer or fasting.

I do know it is NOT because you are not good enough to be a parent.

I also know that it is NOT because God doesn't LOVE you enough to give you a child. You are CHERISHED and LOVED dearly from our beautiful and perfect Father in heaven - you have felt His love and His presence in your life first hand. You have story after story of miracles.

So why no miracle here? Only God knows..... but, again, it is certainly not from a lack of sincere, fervent, righteous prayer from you, your family and hundreds others who have know you through the years.

I believe strongly in miracles and have experienced several myself. But I also know that ONLY God Himself chooses the time and place for miracles. Our prayers are needed, but not necessary for Him to act.

And it doesn't make Him any less loving nor benevolent if a miracle does NOT happen. We do not understand His whole mind and we are incapable of knowing it completely. But we are capable of knowing His great love and experiencing an incredibly peaceful and abundant life with Him and through Him.

That's the BEST miracle....

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