As a service provider for my friend Godfrey’s “FLO” (Friendly Loving Opportunities) I signed up as a volunteer under my Lord inspired Prayz4Life banner. Today was FLO’s Winter Coat Drive/Wellness Fair at the Under Armor House in Baltimore, MD.
Today I had with me two other prayer warriors, John, and James. We entered into the space at 11:00 am and the place was already hopping. Today Godfrey had more than 30 service providers available to provide support for the day. They had an exhaustive area of coats prepared, had food delivered, and tables set up for service providers to help the community. Since we arrived early, Godfrey met me and gave me a huge hug as we greeted each other as friends. He asked me where he would like us to set up, and I knew we needed to be in front…in the front row. As they moved us from the back to the front, I prayed for confirmation and God said in my heart, “Rabon this will be very good.”
John, James and I set up our table and even before the event was to start, God had people come to the table to be healed. The Lord said in my heart, “Tell the people, ‘We are a ministry of miracles, if you come to us today with a pain in your body, God will heal it today right now.’ This will be a distinction amongst any other prayer people that have served before and I will back you up by answering anything you ask of me.” So that is what I did. If anyone came up to the table I said, “We are a ministry of miracles. If you have any pain in your body, you will be healed today, I mean right now this very minute.” As you might be surprised, I had many eyes broaden, jaws drop, and even a few stern looks. Combined together John, James, and I prayed for between 40 and 50 people today. I did not record every miracle that occurred because we were so busy there was no way to do that. Even though as I ministered and asked the names of the people before I prayed for them, I cannot remember the names of these people. Many, many, many people were healed miraculously of many problems. The range of miraculous healings included, hips, knees, backs, neck, and sharp pain in shoulders. At this event, the Lord gave me a word that I put into action as often as He told me to, he said, “Rabon, you carry the presence of God with you now. At any time when you feel called to do so, I want to you ask me to rest heaven upon the shoulders of those who come before you. I will make myself manifest, known to them, in power and they will know it is I the Lord. Whatever you ask for in my Son Jesus’ name will be granted and I will come.” So that is exactly what I did, many, many times, so often I’ve lost track of how often I prayed this prayer. As the Lord said, every person I prayed for to receive His presence did receive him in a tangible way, typically through burning in there heart, or there back, or on their shoulder as the Lord led me to pray for them. Things prayed for where we trust God for the outcomes includes, kidney disease, diabetes, anxiety attacks, nightmares, and a barren womb. The range of blessings we prayed for include prophetic words released, prosperity, new housing, blessing of the Father, blessing of Holy Spirit, blessing of strength, hope, and peace.
Here are some of the standout stories for the miracles that I petitioned heaven for today and God restored them.
A volunteer named Chu-Chu (yes her name is pronounced like the train) had pain in her back at a level of 3 out of 10. I had received a word for her back and asked her about it. We prayed and her pain went to zero; she felt the fire of God in her back as we prayed.
John had prayed with one of the guests of the event whose name was Deborah. When she walked near me I said, “Your back is still hurting you isn’t it?” She turned slowly and looked at me with an expression of great surprise and she said, “How could you know that?” I said, “Mam, that is what God tells me. We are a ministry that prays for the miracle of healing instantly. Do you want your back to be healed now or what?” Her eyes broadened and she smiled as she turned her back instinctively toward me. While she was wearing her coat, the Lord had me place my hand on her lower and middle back and I started praying. While praying, my hands became extremely hot and I said, “Deborah, you feel fire in your back right now don’t you?” She turned her head towards me and I droplet beads of sweat forming on her nose as she said, “Yes! Yes! I feel it!” I said, “Just wait there is more for you now. In Jesus name now fire of God heal the sciatic nerve pain that has been sometimes shooting down her legs right now in the name of Jesus.” And I said, “Do you now feel that as well?” She nodding her head and with excitement exclaimed, “Yes I do!” She said, “I don’t believe this, this is amazing!” We finished praying and she said, “All of my pain is gone!” She cried out to God, “Thank you God!” I exclaimed, “Thank you Lord it is a miracle!” She turned and gave me a big hug, then she ran back over to John and gave him another big hug. It was amazing.
Seconds after Deborah was healed a woman Betty beside me was standing, I said to her. “Your back is hurting too isn’t it?” She nodded in agreement. We prayed, she felt the fire of God in her back and God healed her back.
A woman named Amanda dropped by the booth and we prayed for her knees which were at a 10. We prayed once and her knee pain dropped to an 8. I asked her if she would like us to continue to pray to a zero, (this is the secret to healing ministry), she did not want to continue and so I prayed for her as she left. This confused me, but afterwards I asked the Lord, “Why didn’t she want to continue Lord?” The Lord said, “My son it is because her faith in me to receive healing was stolen from her by the devil. She comes from a culture where God loves but God does not heal. It is another small miracle that she let you pray with her at all my son. You have done nothing wrong. Also, think about how you shared that in Mark chapter 8 Jesus had to pray more than once for a blind man’s eyes to be opened. You have done everything that you could for her. Ask me to provide her with her complete healing before the day is over and you will see her again in heaven…you can ask her about it then.” So I considered it a high honor just to be able to pray with this sister in the Lord.
A man came over and I asked, “You have pain in your knee don’t you?” He said, “Yes, every once in a while it feels unsteady.” I said, “Does it hurt now?” He said, “No something just isn’t right in there.” I said, “It’s ok anyways, let’s pray right as you stand there now.” I knelt and put my hand on his knee and then I prayed for him. While I was praying I felt a bubbling of God restructuring his knee while I was praying. I looked up at him and said, “What do you feel right now?” He said, “My knee is burning hot!” I stood up and said, “That is God! He just wants you to know that He is real. Now watch. I’m going to put my hand on your coat right now and you will feel the presence of God come right into your chest, would that be ok with you?” He said, “Sure.” I said, “Your knee is still buzzing isn’t it?” He said, “Yes it is.” I said, “I know it is weird but it is the Lord, He is going to continue this work on your knee until it is finished because He is just that good. Ok?” He said, “Yes.” I continued, as I placed my hand on his chest, “In Jesus name…presence of God come right now in Jesus’ name.” I said, “What do you feel?” He said, “My chest is burning. It is just as you say. What happened to my knee is now happening in my chest.” I said, “Look, you already have a relationship with Jesus right?” He had the love of Christ in his eyes from the moment he arrived at the table. He said, “Yes I do.” I said, “Just know in your heart now that God is real. He loves you very, very much and He has made himself known to you today alright?” He replied, “Yes, it is good, thank you so much.”
A woman came over to me and I had received a word about pain that she had in her back. I said, “Mam, your back is killing you right now isn’t it?” She replied, “Yes it is.” I said, “Ok let’s pray for your…” She interrupted me and she said, “But I don’t want you to pray for my back I want you to pray for me that I can get pregnant.” In a flash the Lord showed me a movie reminding me of a husband I had prayed with at work. He and his wife had been going through infertility treatments at the time. The Lord instructed me to pray a blessing on this man and his family. Within one month after I prayed for Safwan he received a 5% raise out of the normal cycle for promotions at work because the company said he should be paid more at his salary level after doing a study. Then two weeks after that, Safwan and his wife became pregnant when nothing had been working previously. As quickly as the movie started, it ended in an instant and I was transported back into the Under Armor House in Baltimore. I said, “Sure we will pray for you.” She extended her hands into mine and I prayed, “In the name of Jesus, right now, the assignment of the devil over this woman to give her a barren womb, I command this assignment and curse to be broken right now in Jesus name. The Lord has a special purpose for your offspring that is to be given to the world at this time and season. Your child will be a blessing to the world and you shall become pregnant. In the name of Jesus, womb be opened and receive this child in the name of Jesus. And as a sign of the power of God right now, and we are not even going to change where we are and I am not going to even touch her back right now in the name of Jesus, back be healed right now.” Her eyes popped open and she began to nod in agreement. I continued, “Father let her feel you working, discs be healed in the name of Jesus right now.” To the woman I said, “You are going to feel fire in your back, this is normal and very good, are you ready?” She nodded in agreement. I prayed to God once more, “Let your fire come right now in her back healing it in the name of Jesus. Right now back be healed!” Now the woman’s eyes were wide-eyed looking straight at me and I said, “Do you feel the intensity of this heat?” She nodded in agreement. I replied, “Your back being healed and the fire you feel is from the Lord. He has given you a sign that your womb WILL be opened. You will receive a child as you have requested. The God of heaven IS real and today you have met him in power.” She, tears rolling down her cheeks, said, “Thank you very much. Thank you so much.” Now she gave me a hug and it was a beautiful thing. She walked over to where James was and out of the corner of my eye, I saw James give her a picture bible book for children and another child’s book. I saw him minister to her that what the Lord had put in motion for her was going to happen. I looked in the eyes of my brother John and was fighting back tears because I just knew that Daddy was going to see this through. I look forward to meeting this child. Because while I prayed for the mother’s womb to be opened, I prayed that this child would walk in the fullness of the will of the Lord and would complete everything they were destined to accomplish in their lifetimes for God. I just know that I will someday meet this little one. I saw a man, but I didn’t want to release this to her because that is God’s business and it wasn’t my assignment to release this to her at the time.
A woman named Linda came over to me, I noticed that she wasn’t from the street, she seemed as though she had a home already. I asked her if she had any pain in her body. She replied, “I have a sharp pain here in my shoulder here, it feels like an 8 out of 10, it feels like someone has put a knife in my shoulder.” I said, “God is going to heal that right now, do you want me to pray for you?” She nodded in agreement and she bowed her head. I put my hand on the spot where she had pointed to, and immediately the Lord said to me in my heart, “Son this is a spirit of affliction, pray this off her and she will be healed. Release the scent of roses over her so that the demons leave her alone.” I prayed for her and immediately the pain left and she was healed as her pain was now at zero.
A man, Anthony was a volunteer at the event with FLO ministries. I said, “Anthony, the Lord has gifted me with delivering the presence of God on people, would you like me to pray for you to receive him now?” He said, “Yes, that would be great.” I said, “Watch now, you are going to feel presence, maybe heat and certainly peace are you ready?” He said, “Yes.” We prayed and the Lord entered into his left shoulder. Then the Lord said, I want you to do what you did in the York County fair this year. So I prayed for the power of God to flow across the back of his neck to his other shoulder, then the Lord said, “Now ask for my power to flow down his back from the top of his neck and to radiate out like…” I saw a picture of a leaf with its vanes growing outward to form a full leaf, “…this.” So I asked for the Lord to do just that and I asked Anthony while I was praying if he felt the Lord do just as I requested of Him. He, now smiling just looked at me and he said, “It was exactly as you said.” I said, “The Lord is wooing you now, He is introducing Himself to you in His strength. He is doing exactly what you need Him to so that you will understand that you can carry heaven with you wherever you go. Would you like that? Would you like more of the Holy Spirit?” He said, “Yes, of course.” I said, “Would you like to operate in miracles like Jesus did, where you would pray for the sick when you lay hands on them and they recover?” He said, “Yes I would.” I said, “Ok, let’s pray.” I asked the Holy Spirit to come down and rest upon Anthony as he did with Jesus and so that miracles, signs, and wonders would flow out of His relationship with God to the world.
While I was standing there I noticed the back of the camera man who was right beside me and I said, “Sir, your back is killing you isn’t it?” He said, “Who told you about my back?” I said, “I understand, it is a little weird. But it is hurting right?” He said, “Yes of course.” I said, “Look, I know that you are in the middle of a photo shoot but since you are here, I will pray for you just as you are.” He nodded in agreement. I knew that he thought I was nuts, but I also knew how big my God is and I prayed for him anyways. While God was lighting up his back I asked him, “You feel that don’t you? Where is your pain?” He said, “This is amazing! Tell you what, can you please pray for my son? He has autism and I would like him to be healed.” I turned and said to James and John, “This man’s son has autism and he would like us to pray for his son to be healed, would you please join me in prayer. John shared a testimony of how a man’s mind was healed recently. Then John led us in prayer for his son to be healed right now. It was powerful and amazing. My brother John is so good! He traveled all the way from Philadelphia to be part of this ministry work today. My brother John is from the church I attend, the Barn, a Vineyard Church in Landenburg, PA.
A volunteer Melissa came over to the table and asked us if everything was going alright when I said, this was an amazing day. I said, “You have pain in your back and God’s going to heal that right now. I’m going to put my hand your back right now so you can experience God more manifesting right now, does that sound ok to you?” She said, “Sure.” In the name of Jesus, I prayed that she would feel the manifestation of the power of God in her back and not only to heal her back. I asked for God to cover her all over her back and that is exactly what He did. Then the Lord gave me a word for her and I said, “You are one who is an encourager, you share truths with people and they depend upon you for the truth. You are emboldened to share truth and you need to release with more confidence the words and messages you hear from God because they are meant for people today and I mean now. Don’t shy away from sharing things that you know God wants you to release.” Then she prophesied over me, “You are right that is my gifting. You are one who needs to continue to press into the Lord and also to share and to minister outside of church. You are given power and authority from God and you need to continue to seek opportunities to do so. God has given you many talents to heal and it is the heart of God that you are sharing. You need to keep going, keep going and do not look back. It is not to be in churches, but on the front lines. You need to continue and you will find opportunities to share the power of God.”
Another volunteer came over to me and she asked me if we needed anything to eat. James told her, it is ok, we are good. She looked at me now puzzled and I said, “It is like this, we fast and pray.” Her facial expression changed from puzzled to empowered when she said, “You know Godfrey has been trying to teach us about fasting. I get it.” I said, “Before you go, would you like to experience God?” She said, “Yes.” I said, “I’m going to ask God to rest upon you now to show you how much he loves you, would that be ok with you?” She said, “Sure I always enjoy prayer.” I prayed and asked the father to rest upon her and she was greatly rejuvenated. God is so good.
A woman was standing next to me and I could smell the alcohol on her breath when I said, “Are you hurting anywhere?” She said, “My neck hurts, I have been in three car accidents and my neck hurts all of the time.” I said, “You also struggle with addictions don’t you?” She said, “Yes.” I said, “I know what it is like to come out of alcohol addiction.” I told her, “It was so bad in my situation that I can remember driving home from work and then I blacked out only to awaken and be standing in a store holding two bottles of liquor in my hands trying to decide which one I should buy.” She just looked at me in amazement now. I said, “God healed me of this addiction, it no longer has a grip on my life like it once did.” She was now nodding as if I said something she could deeply relate too when I said, “In addition to your neck being healed today, would you like to be freed from alcohol addiction too?” She nodded and I said, “Ok.” I prayed for her neck and she said that it was better and it wasn’t hurting anymore; we also prayed for the addiction to be broken off her life. Then the best part was the word I received for her. I said, “Mam, you have a name. God calls you by your name. You are not useless, you have a great purpose, you mean the world to the Lord and the world needs you. I want you to know that your life has great value and purpose. Everyone who has ever told you otherwise was lying and they do not know the truth. There is hope and purpose for your life. You were never meant to stay down forever. I want you to know that you are going to take positive steps forward into abundant life and peace now in the name of Jesus. At that moment, it is like someone broke every chain off this woman and her posture improved, her confidence was restored and she had hope with peace return to her heart. It was so good.
A woman was standing against the wall and I said, “Your knee is killing you isn’t it?” She didn’t skip a beat when she said, “Sure is they say it’s the arthritis but I don’t know.” The Lord said, “She doesn’t trust you to pray for her by laying your hands on her but you don’t need to my son.” I said, “I’m going to pray for your knee to be healed right now as you are and I will not come near you. Watch and see.” In the name of Jesus …Amen. When I finished praying I asked her, “Do you feel heat inside your knee right now?” With surprise on her face she said, “My knee feels better, thanks for praying for me!”
A woman came up to the front of our table and while she was filling out my contact sheet I said, “Mam, how is your knee?” She said, “Really I have sharp pain in my knee that goes into the pelvic bone right here.” I said, “Look because you are a lady you put your hand near your private parts where it hurts, I will put my hands one on your knee and the other on your elbow. Watch and see that God is going to heal you right now.” We prayed, I felt power exit my hands and we only had a moment to pray. I asked her if it was completely healed yet and she said, “It is better.” But in my heart I heard, “It is not completed yet.” I then prayed as she walked away from the table, “Father please heal her and make her completely restored.” Then I put it out of my mind. After we had jumped in the car on the way home James said, “I wanted to tell you something. Do you remember the lady that you prayed with who had pain in her pelvic bone and her knee? The one you prayed with and that she wasn’t completely healed in front of you?” I said, “Sure James I remember.” He said, “I wanted to tell you that she came back to the table. It was great Rabon, I saw her dancing to the music out on the floor with a bunch of people having a really good time. She ran back to the table all excited and she wanted to tell you about it but you were busy with someone else, she was completely healed and all of the pain had left her body.” I said, “Thanks James, I was confused why she wasn’t completely restored, I wanted to pray another time but she didn’t want to. It really means a lot to me to know that she was completely restored. I knew God had this but you know I like to see the miracle through to its conclusion.” James replied, “Sure no problem.”
A woman had come over to our table and the Lord said, “Her back is hurting.” I said, “Lord, another back? Is this the day for backs?” He didn’t answer me. I said, “Mam is your back hurting?” She had put her hands out to me to pray when she stopped and said, “What?” I said, “Is your back hurting?” She paused, retracted her hands and she said, “No but my sister, her back is hurting.” Thinking that she wasn’t here at the event today I said, “No problem we can pray that her back is healed.” She said, “She is here with me today. I will go get her and see if she wants you to pray for her.” So after a short time this lady came back with her sister. Her sister was younger than her but I would guess she was in her early twenties. I said, “I heard that your back is hurting, is that true.” With a great deal of skepticism she said to me, “Uh-huh,” eyeing me up with great unbelief in her heart she said, “What are you thinking about now?” I said, “Oh that is easy, I will pray for your back and God will heal your back right now. How does that sound?” She replied, “Wait, who are you going to pray to?” I replied, “Jesus Christ…is that ok with you?” With tremendous skepticism, she replied, “Sure that would be ok.” I put my hand on her back while she stared off into space in front of her, “In Jesus name, back be healed right now. Pain go to a zero so that she has no pain right now in the name of Jesus.” I said, “What are you feeling right now?” She said, “I feel a deep heat in my back right now.” I said, “That is God, he loves you so much, he just wants you to know that. How does your back feel right now?” She replied, “All of my pain is gone,” as her jaw was slightly dropped open still. Just then her sister breaks in and she says, “I want you to pray for me. I have anxiety and I take medicine for it. Also, please pray that my business starts doing really well.” I said, “Sure.” Then the Lord gave me a word for her. I said, “This anxiety that you are now experiencing is something that your mother and grandmother both had trouble with didn’t they?” Now the back healed sister is just looking at me, her jaw is dropped open even more in unbelief. And the eldest sister nodded in agreement, when I continued and said, “This is not hereditary, this is a generational curse. A generational curse is when someone in your family line denies or wants to have absolutely nothing to do with God. Because they reject God and live a life completely outside of the Lord, this opens them up to being tormented. One way that a family is tormented is through spirits of fear and anxiety. These spirits work hand in hand to torment their pray. But since this is a generational curse, the power of God can destroy these works in your life and free you once and for all; would you like to receive prayer for this today?” She said, “Yes.” We petitioned the Lord to heal her and for the evil spirits to depart far from her. Then her sister said to me, “How much do I owe you for praying for the healing in my back?” Thoroughly confused by this statement, with a sincerely puzzled look on my face I replied, “Nothing, freely I have received, freely I give. This costs nothing. Ok?” Somehow startled but thankful she said, “Ok, thanks.” -Later I shared this last interaction with James and he told me, “In the culture of some churches, when someone gives a word of prayer the person has to pay for it. This has been happening for centuries.” I felt so naive, “Really, I can’t believe it.” James continued, “Oh yeah, some churches have been doing this practice of praying for prayers for centuries. For example, they would have a chart for prayers for sins to be released off you, for every sin a different charge. Afterwards the person who prayed for you would tally up your prayer bill and the recipient would pay the bill. In some church cultures, this is how they make their money.” I replied, “Unbelievable James! Freely we receive, freely we are to give.” James said, “I know Rabon, some churches have really messed this up.” Nodding now I replied, “Indeed they have. I can’t believe it. That is too bad. Unreal.”
The last memorable miracle I remember, we were getting ready to start wrapping up the work whenever a woman with a baby in a stroller came over to me. It was getting late in the day. I said, “Mam, do you need prayer for anything? I know you have trouble with your back.” She said, “It isn’t hurting now, but sure you can pray for it. You mean, pray as if on a prayer chain right?” I said, “No, I mean like we pray and right now through a creative miracle of God he heals your back in seconds as we pray together. I mean that kind of prayer.” As I spoke this, her eyes almost glossed over as if she was seeing a ghost. I said, “Seriously, God healed my knees in 20 minutes after 5 surgeries. We pray right now and you will be healed. Do you want us to pray?” She said, “Sure, but I’m worried that my daughter will run off.” I said, “That’s no problem, just pick her up right now, you can hold her while we pray it is no problem at all.” So Danielle picked up her daughter and I placed my hand on the small of her back and we began to pray. I said, “Lord it is not my power, this is you, in the name of Jesus, let your healing fire come into Danielle’s back as a sign of your love for her right now. Back be healed, discs grow in the name of Jesus right now. Thank you for a brand new back in the name of Jesus.” I felt power and heat radiating through my hand into her lower back when I asked, “What do you feel?” She replied, “I feel intense heat in my lower back right now, it is deep and it is very good.” I replied, “Danielle, this is God. He wants you to know that He is real and He loves you and He is with you.” She was very grateful, she thanked me. James gave her a children’s video and a bible from the materials we were sowing into the community and they walked away.
I have been blessed with many seed materials from another ministry for giving away at these events. Many bibles, literature, new testaments, books of John, videos, children’s bibles, book marks. We also had a lot of wordless book bracelets that we gave away and shared the gospel message with folks. I also gave a away an array of foam crosses for people to have in remembrance of the day. These events are meant to raise the hope of those hurting and poor in the spirit. We offer ourselves, not to boast in ourselves, but as living sacrifices to the Lord in service to King Jesus. He paid the ultimate price for our freedom from death, both in the present time and also at the end of our time when we die. But for those whose lives are secured by their faith in Jesus Christ, they shall never die. Even though they may pass away from this life into the next, they will always live a life filled with joy, peace, compassion, and wholeness. We are seated with the Father in heaven right now, we have a duel citizenship one of earth and also of heaven at the same time. Our hope is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ freely in power and with the heart of God. If you have never put your trust in Jesus as the Lord of life, today is the day of your salvation. None of these healings, nor signs, nor wonders would be possible without the jaw dropping power of God. Were it not so I would not have told you this. To live like there is no God makes you a fool. Choose life, choose love, choose Christ. Freely receive the good that God intends for your life, a life designed to be highly favored by the Lord; but only you can take that first step of dependence upon him. Without him you will surely die, but in God and through Jesus Christ only you will most assuredly live!
Many more things happened and I am only speaking for myself. At times we were overrun with opportunities to pray in ministry. The harvest was great.