Some of us are older on here [Facebook] and many of us have seen people healed in years gone by.
We saw it much more in the earlier days of the Church in this country. Many of our friends are sick and suffering, even on here, and are in need of a miracle.
I felt led to say that if those of us who have seen God’s power to heal would began sharing the things that we have seen, even if it was years back, it would increase the faith of others and our faith once again also.
Just start telling about it. What we know and saw with our own eyes. “Faith cometh by hearing” and it has always been so.
My little brother was healed of Polio when he was 2 years old. He came down with a raging high fever that would not break and we took him to the hospital.
The doctors told my parents that he had contracted the disease. He was paralyzed from his waist down. They said he would only walk again with intensive therapy, braces and crutches and only drag his legs along. There was no hope.
My parents came from the hospital, walked down the aisle of the Church in Bossier City right in the middle of the pastors sermon and with tears told the Church what had happened.
Brother McDaniel called everyone to pray and anointed my little brother with oil. Two days later he was running up and down our front steps as though nothing had ever happened.
There are other stories I can tell and so can some of you. As a nurse for many years, I learned that many medications could no longer do what we wanted them to do.
Perhaps we’ve seen less miracles and healing because we placed more dependency on doctors and medicine.
Many are taking handfuls of medication and are not better and we are losing so many of our people.
Why this is happening is no longer that important. We should continue to use the services of our good physicians.
I say it clearly, but we are seeing too many who are not getting better in spite of the best of care and there are untold numbers of people all over the world who cannot afford to see any doctor at all, and many of our own people cannot afford good health care today.
Many of us once knew the Great Healer in a greater way than we do now. We are witnesses.
Part of the problem is that we stopped talking about what we have seen God do. He really is the same, it’s we who have changed.
We need to come forward and start telling it again, declaring what God has done that no one else could do.
Ask our elders what they have also seen and share it with everybody else. I don’t want any more of my precious friends to die sick and tormented before their time. I can’t stand it I tell you.
They’re not going to make it if something doesn’t happen soon!
Church, you taught me that we had that power if we were filled with His Spirit, that what the apostles did we could also do.
Someone has to stand up. We cannot continue to claim something we do not have or cannot do.
Great suffering can come in order to possess these Gifts, but we are suffering anyway. If I have to suffer anyway, let it be in order to help someone else and not for my own silly foolishness or lack of desire.
I call you forth. I don’t know what else to do. If you don’t do it, somebody has to.
In the name of God, come forward and tell it, of the mighty works He has done and still WILL do now if we are willing.
This is my prayer.
First Published: January 2, 2010.
~ Robert Blackburn