Back in 1978 when I had my first bout with cancer, my friend’s sister told me about a priest named Father Diorio, who had a miracle ministry.
She invited me to a Catholic Charismatic Church where this priest was having a meeting. Being raised Catholic, I was never taught about the gifts of the Holy Spirit such as healing and miracles, but but I knew that there was a supernatural realm, so I was willing to go.
The room was packed with people and an unusual presence permeated the atmosphere. I made my way to the front and pressed in as close as I could to the altar.
I didn’t know what to expect, but I watched him closely as he ministered. God could use anyone who is submitted to Him.
He began speaking about salvation, the love of Jesus, and how Jesus died for our sickness and sin. There was a young paraplegic man in his teens who began screaming from the back of the sanctuary.
Father Diorio said “Bring the boy to me”. They laid him down on the altar and he placed his hands over his chest. After about five minutes this young man became silent.
They put him back into his wheelchair and brought him to the back of the room. This got my attention. Father Dioreo began walking around the room with an aspergillum sprinkling water on the people.
I pressed in believing that I would receive a miracle if one drop of that water touched me.
The LORD is looking for people who are desperate for Him. There are some of you who are like Elisha who slaughtered his yolk of oxen, burned his plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people to eat, then set out to follow Elijah.
The LORD says: “I will honor your sacrifice. For those of you who are like Jacob who wrestled with the angel and said “I won’t let you go until you bless me”.
The LORD says to you: “Your perseverance will be rewarded.”
There are some of you like Zacchaeus who climbed a Sycamore tree just to see Jesus walk by. The LORD says to you, “I will come to your house to visit you today. For those of you women who are like the woman who desperately pushed through the crowd to touch Jesus cloak.”
The LORD says to you; “Your faith has made you whole!”
There are those of you like the men who brought a paraplegic to Jesus. The crowds were so large that they couldn’t get in the room where He was staying.
They tore off the roof and lowered the man down on a stretcher. Jesus said, “Your sins are forgiven,” and the man was healed.
The LORD says to those of you who continually bring your family before Him in intercession, “Your prayers have been heard on high. I will heal them and forgive their sins.”
For those of you who said, “LORD, we have left everything to follow You”, The LORD says to you (just as He said to Peter) “For anyone who has left behind their home and property, leaving family, brothers or sisters, mothers or fathers, or children for My Sake, they will be repaid a hundred times over and will inherit eternal life.
But many who push themselves to be first will find themselves last. And those who are willing to be last… will find themselves to be first.”
Jesus is a rewarder for those who diligently seek Him and He is searching for those who are desperate for Him.
For those of you who are hungering for righteous, “You shall be filled…” says The LORD.
“So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant,” 1 Kings 19:21.
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first,” Matthew 19:29.
“And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you,”” Mark 2:1-5.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,