"But Peter said, 'I have no gold or silver, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.' And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God" (Acts 3:6-8).
A lady near the back of the sanctuary kept holding the back of her neck, as I began teaching my equipping session Saturday afternoon. She had been away from the Lord for some time. But she and her husband felt drawn to come the little Methodist Church in the country with the big sign out by the highway about "Supernatural Ministry." Our team was leading this weekend at Pastor Gay Loy's church in northern Indiana. He wanted his people to have "An Aldersgate Experience"-connecting their spiritual heritage with the Moravian prayer meeting on Aldersgate Street in London where John Wesley was filled with the Holy Spirit to begin the Methodist Revival movement that burned across England and on to America in the eighteen hundreds.
As I tried to teach, Your Holy Spirit strongly impressed upon me, "Stop and go pray for her right now." All I could think was "Yes, Lord." Suzy said the was in excruciating pain that morning and almost didn't come. She was intense pain now. We stretched out our hands toward her and prayed for the healing warmth of Your Holy Spirit to relax her and realign her spirit, soul, and body in the mighty name of Jesus. After we prayed, I asked her how she was doing. She burst into tears to declare, "All the pain's gone!"
Praise You, Lord. You are Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals us (Exodus 15:26). With a giant smile on her face, Suzy was laughing and leaping and praising God in her spirit. Her family came to church Sunday morning and she came up front at the altar call to surrender her life completely to You. What an Aldersgate experience, what a Holy Spirit breakthrough encounter of supernatural ministry she had this weekend!
Lord, we ask for more-more of Your love, more of Your power, more of You in our lives. This is our spiritual heritage as the Body of Christ (Acts 1:8). In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hay
Dear Friends, Thank You for all your prayers and encouragement for us that make it possible for us to help prepare the Bride and Body of Christ, at home and abroad, to be free of all that would hold us back from being all God created us to be. This our minsitry-- "Healing From the Inside Out." Thank You for being part of Messiah Ministries.
Friends, I would encourage you to come to the Aldersgate Conference this summer in July at Charleston, WV this year for the Annual Conderence on Spirit-Filled Living in the Wesley Tradition. Please see more information of this ministry, one of my favorites! Aldersgate Renewal Ministries at www.aldersgaterenewal.org
Be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to fulfill your destiny in Christ!
Tommy & Sylvia Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out