7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. I Corinthians 12:7-11
I went to a Christian camp with a good friend of mine, John who had started attending a new Christian church in White Marsh, Maryland. It was a warm summers day as I met John at the parking lot of his church. A group of his friends from the church piled in and we carpooled together en route to the camp. The men’s group of his church planned to help serve breakfast to all of the kids at this event it was going to be a very big deal and we were all honored to help these kids and serve everyone. By this time, the Lord had used me to pray for many people and now hundreds of people had been miraculously healed. I had many testimonies stored up in my heart for evangelism and for some reason today I could scarcely contain myself. I was in to a fast now for many months from eating sugar. The Lord had called me into this fast and I was determined to accomplish this request of him and for some reason, I found it easier to hear his voice more clearly. I prayed for us in the car before we started. While we were in John’s car, I listened to them reconnect with each other and didn’t really share too much because I was John’s guest and really didn’t know the gang too well. That is until, the Lord said, “It is time to share a testimony.” I don’t remember why we got onto the subject, but one of the guys asked me, Rabon, what has been happening in your life? I said, “You mean since God miraculously healed me?” And they now startled said, “He did what?” Once I got started sharing my testimony, I shared another, then another, then another, then another, one ran into another one. Each of them were captivated by the power of the Lord and what he could do through prayer and belief. An hour + later we finally arrived at our destination and now I felt the presence of God ridiculously all over me. There was a reason for this and this is the account of all of the miraculous works that the Lord did on that single day with more than 20 people!
While we were standing in line to wait for instructions for how to serve meals, I noticed a man standing in the door frame beside me. I said, “I see you are holding your wrist, what happened?” He said, “I broke this wrist while practicing karate, it is an old injury that sometimes gives me pain. It is hurting today.” I said, “Would you like that pain to go away once and for good?” He said, “What do you mean?” I said, “I can’t explain it, but God healed my knees and ever since then I’ve had faith to know that God can heal with love. It’s been like, we ask God and he heals them right on the spot.” He was confused, (I get this a lot), I said, “Would you like me to pray with you?” He extended his forearm to me, and we prayed together. Immediately, the pain in his wrist left and he said to me, “How did you do that?” I said, “God loves you and He just wants you to know that He does.” He thanked me and I continued to move into the room to receive training on how to serve food. Just then, I noticed a man beside me and he was mumbling something to himself when he said outloud “Ask not, receive not. Oh well what do I have to lose.” Then he said, “I heard you praying for that guy’s wrist, would you please pray with me?” He said, “I would love it if you would.” I said, “Sure, what is wrong?” He said, “My wife wants to file for divorce, can you please pray for me, I mean for us?” I said, “Sure.” We extended our hands to join them together and I prayed for Him. The Lord revealed to me a message that he needed to hear. I said, “Sir, can I share something with you? This message will not be easy to hear, I’m sorry.” He said, “Sure what is it?” I replied, “The Lord said you need to love your wife as Christ loves the church where you are willing to lay your life down for her. Do you understand what this means?” Nodding in agreement with me, I continued, “You have been selfish and expectant of her to meet needs that only are possible through your relationship with God. Do you understand?” He replied with his head hanging low now, slowly, “Yes, I mean, I know, it’s true.” I continued, “Here is the way out of this situation. Ask her forgiveness and let the Lord change your heart to turn your heart of stone into a heart of flesh. Unless you are willing to lay down everything for your wife and love her only the way she needs you to, this union will not be able to continue. Do you understand?” He said now greatly moved, “I do and thank you.” We then locked hands, his on top of my forearms and I held his and we prayed with great intensity these things, that the Lord would open his wife’s heart to receive her husband and that he would grow into loving her the way God intended her to be loved in a holy and complete way. I felt the presence of God all through the prayer, He was in the center of this work.
After we had left the serving area and had breakfast we broke apart waiting for the kids to arrive for their breakfast. While waiting the Lord had me visit a table of women sitting together and the Lord highlighted one of them. I said, “You have a new housing situation don’t you?” She replied, “Yes I do.” I continued, “I want you to know that you are going to be great in your new place, don’t be concerned for your life or how you need to live. Everything that seems unsettled will all work out and you are going to have the best time in this place, hang in there you will see.” She thanked me and I departed from there and felt led to pray for a man sitting alone by himself at a table.
I introduced myself to him and I said, “Are your knees killing you?” He said, “Yes they are.” I said, “You know, God healed my knees and He can do the same for you right now if you want, do you want me to pray with you about it?” He said, “Awe that would be great!” I said, “Ok, just sit there and receive.” I knew that He didn’t believe that God could do this for him, but I knew in my heart it was already done. I prayed for his knees, while I was praying for him, I felt the power of God move through my hands as he has hundreds of times before and I said, “In Jesus name, cholesterol and blood pressure be healed and all levels be correct in his blood in the name of Jesus. Also, may the swelling in your ankles be healed in Jesus name right now.” We stopped praying and I looked up at him when he said, “How did you know about all of those things? You hit everything that is wrong with me? I don’t understand.” I said, “God told me while we were praying, watch, you will see that your knees are healed right now. Stand up and see for yourself.” He stood up and is started walking around. He exclaimed, “I can’t believe this, I have no pain whatsoever in my knees!” I said, “I know, isn’t it awesome?!?” He replied, “I can’t believe it this is AMAZING!” I said, “Miracles, signs and wonders follow those who believe. It is the Holy Spirit living inside me that directs me and teaches me what to say and to do. Do you want to receive this same power?” He nodded in agreement. I said, “Ok, I’m going to pray that you would receive power, supernatural power from the Holy Spirit. You may feel woosy, but do not worry, I will not let you fall. You will get everything you need from this point forward to see the miraculous works of the kingdom of God be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven today. Are you ready?” Tim was a big man, in stature, he had me by a couple of inches, and in weight, probably by 70+ pounds or more. While we were praying the power of God hit him so greatly that he began to sweat, beads of sweat were rolling off the top of his forehead onto his cheeks and the Lord had me continue until this man started to teeter back and forth such that I needed to hold him upright. When we stopped praying, his eyes were filled with hope and peace.
Then the Lord said to me, “You need to pray with the lady who is all the way across this room in the yellow shirt like this man you just prayed for.” I left his side and started to make my way towards this woman. She passed by me when the Lord said, “Call out to her.” I said, “Ma’am, I have a question for you,” She stopped and turned around now looking at me, I continued, “Do you have terrible back pain right now?” She just looked at me with a stunned look on her face and she said, “How could you know about that?” I said, “The Lord told me about it.” I said, “Would you like the pain in your back to stop now?” She said, “Hang on, I need to say something to my husband first.” So she now walks over to the guy that I just prayed with! I’m like, “Now Lord that is INCREDIBLE!” God said, “Just wait, there’s more than you could possibly know.” I said, “Ma’am, bring him over here to me when you are ready. It’s ok, we know each other.” I said, “Sir, is this lady your wife?” He said, “Yes she is.” I continued, “And her back is hurting right?” She said, “Yes it is.” I said, “Now watch, Ma’am, God just healed your husbands knees and he is going to heal your back too right now.” She said, “They have just put a bridge in my back to try to secure it but I have experienced terrible pain in my back ever since. I mean the surgery is still fresh, but it is really painful right now.” I said, “Watch, let’s pray and God will remove all of the pain in your back.” Timidly she agreed for us to pray. I said, “Tim, put your hand on your wife’s back right now in the place where the pain is worst. I will place my left hand over yours now.” I said, “Now Ma’am, I’m going to just hold your right hand while we pray and the Lord will heal it, you’ll see.” She looked at me with great surprise just then as we got into position and I grasped her right hand. We prayed and God healed her back so there was no pain in her back. The Lord told me to increase the circulation in her body so that new tissues would be created more quickly. Then we stopped praying, and she said, “How could you do that?” I said, “You mean your back, well God loves you so much, he healed you today.” She continued, “Yes that is amazing, but I’m talking about my wrist. Why can you hold my hand?” Now, I’m sure my face showed a great deal of confusion when she continued and said, “I have had a great skin sensitivity on my right hand such that NO ONE can touch my right arm let alone hold my hand! How can you do this?” The Lord said, “There is more for you son, pray this spirit of affliction out of her body and for her arm to be able to work just like it is supposed to.” And that is what we did, and that is what the Lord did. She had full range of motion in her wrist with no pain nor skin sensitivity in her right hand anymore. She was walking around the hall showing her friends what God had just done for her, it was amazing and I have never seen any skin sensitivity like this since. The Lord said to me, “It was a spirit of affliction. You have done well my son,” in my heart.
Just then another man walked up to me and he said, “I don’t have any pain in my body but my wife has terrible shoulder pain, she is supposed to be here today. When she arrives will you pray for her?” That day, his wife never did come while we were there together. Before we left, we prayed together for his wife’s shoulder and I saw in the spirit God healing her shoulder as he did the Roman Centurion’s boy servant when Jesus prayed for him to be healed afar off.
As I went outside, I noticed a man standing by himself smoking a cigarette. I recognized him as being one of the guys from John’s church when I approached and asked if he needed prayer for any pain in his body. He said, “Actually, I have metal in my head from a motorcycle accident. You can pray for that.” I said, “Sure.” In my heart I said to the Lord, “What shall I pray for this man Lord?” The Lord replied, “Ask that he has clearer thinking and for my peace.” So that is what we did. I asked the man how he felt, and he said, “It is like a weight has lifted from my mind, I can’t explain it. Thank you so much, I think my chest is burning.” I said, “I know, isn’t it great?” He was nodding in agreement. I continued, “It is the power of the Holy Spirit, you can ask for more of his presence at any time and you will receive more of him always. Keep pursuing Him and you will never be dissatisfied.” We embraced and I left him.
After all the food was served and the dishes were put away, John had in mind that we would go on a hike together.
(Dear reader if you have heart problems or are with physical heart unbalance and fear associated with it, this prayer below is for you…wait and see what God will do in you, He loves you SO much.)
While on the way, I recounted all of the events, all testimonies, that God had just completed. John was very moved in his heart at the raw power of the Lord. I said, to John just as we got out of his car, “Is there anything with you health-wise that is a problem for you John?” He replied, “You know I have been having heart problems. In fact I’ve been a little concerned about walking with you today on this hike. I really feel it whenever I climb up a hill.” I said, “Ok, let’s ask God to heal you then, alright?” He said, “Sure.” I said, “You don’t have to close your eyes now watch.” People started to walk past us while we were standing there, which was really weird because there was no reason for them to come near to us. The Lord said in my heart, “These are messengers of the adversary, they are here to frustrate you and to distract you just now, ignore them and continue in your prayer for John. I will answer your prayer today for your friend Rabon, just watch now and see.” I said, “Father, in the name of Jesus, the assignment of satan formed against my brother John be broken right now in Jesus name. Heart be healed in the name of Jesus. Valves work like you are supposed to. I command veins and arteries to be opened completely now in Jesus name. Father as a sign of your love, as a sign of your power, let John feel you working deep in his heart right now in the name of Jesus.” The intensity of the power that I felt as I had been praying increased and I said to John, “What do you feel?” He said, “My heart is burning, but it is a good feeling, I feel …better… actually.” I said, “Now wait, look, Father in the name of Jesus all fear that has been cast over my brother’s life concerning his heart and his health, in the name of Jesus be broken right now off his life. Father, let your peace now come to him in Jesus name. Your peace Lord, right now in the name of Jesus. Fill him with your hope and your peace, let the Kingdom of God fall upon him now and forever in Jesus name. Amen.” I said, “John, what do you feel?” He said, “I think I feel better.” I said, “How will you know that you are healed?” He said, “Whenever we climb the hills together on the trail I will know then.” In my heart the Lord said, “Rabon it is finished.” I said, “Ok, then you will see it is finished as we have requested of the Lord.” So we started to make our way on the path.
We had just crossed over a swinging bridge when I saw a woman who looked like she was in pain pass before me while I was waiting for John to come out of the bathroom. I said to the Lord, “Is she ok?” The Lord said, “Rabon, she just has to go to the bathroom really bad.” I laughed quietly to myself and was now smiling, it was hilarious. Then I saw the same lady pass by me and the Lord said, “There is something here now.” When she returned as she stood 15 feet in front of me I said, “Mam, you are in a lot of pain aren’t you?” She stopped, looked my way in great surprise and she said, “Um yes.” I continued, “It is your back right?” Without skipping a beat she nodded in agreement and said, “Yes, it sometimes spasms.” I said, “And this is happening right now isn’t it?” She said, now recognizing that this was a little weird, in what I noticed may have been a Netherland accent, “Yes it is.” I said, “I know that this is a little weird that I would know this. Look I am a Christian and I’m involved in a healing ministry.” I became aware of John standing beside me now, as we were leaning up against a wall, and I continued. “You see God healed my knees miraculously and I know he can heal you back right now, as you stand there now watch. You don’t even have to move or do anything.” I said, “Lord God, because you love this woman so much, in the name of Jesus, I command the pain in her back to leave her right now in the name of Jesus. I release healing in her back right now in Jesus name. Amen.” Then I heard from my left two more voices with an Asian dialect say, “Amen” one after the other one, a man’s voice and a woman’s voice. When I had finished, the expression of misery on her back was completely gone and I said, “It is gone isn’t it?” She said with an astonished look on her face, “Yes!” I said, “Praise God! The Lord loves you so much. Be blessed.” She, now smiling said, “Thank you so much.” I said, “You are welcome.” Then she left.
After she left me to continue up the trail head, I noticed that we were standing in something like a parking lot. I realized that this was a via point in the park where people could park their car here and take the last section of the journey to the waterfall if they wanted to take a shorter hike. Noticing that there were cars parked near the bathrooms I saw a young girl, just about driving age walk by with a look of tremendous distress on her face. I said, “What is wrong?” as she too was walking past me about 15 feet away. Startled, the expression of fear on her face still present when she turned and stopped. She said, “I am learning how to drive and I am so afraid I will do something wrong or get in an accident.” I said, “Now look, I am a Christian man, God doesn’t give a spirit of fear but instead one of power, love, and a sound mind. Do you have a relationship with God?” She shook her head in agreement. I said, “Now watch, as you are standing there we are going to pray for the power of God to give you his peace of mind while you are driving ok?” She nodded in agreement and she bowed her head while she was standing there. I closed my eyes too and said, “Father we thank you so much for cars and for learning how to drive. Father in the name of Jesus for this young lady, satan has been trying to convince her that she needs to be very afraid that some form of disaster or accident is going to happen while she is learning how to drive. Father we know that you put a hedge of protection around those who love you. In the name of Jesus we break these lies off her life right now in Jesus name. Instead, we release your Holy Spirit, your peace God in her life right now. Thank you God for keeping her safe when she learns to drive and that she will be comfortable and great at it in Jesus name. Amen.” Then I heard my brother John say, “Amen.” And now two Asian voices, “Amen.” “Amen.” She opened her eyes and her continence shown peace! She was relieved, I said, “Now don’t you feel better?” Her face shown as an angel with her long flowing blonde hair and teary blue eyes looking back at me and she said, “Yes I do. Thank you so much!” I said, “You are very welcome, now have fun out there.” The Lord said in my heart, “Her anxiety attack is over Rabon, well done.” She continued to walk out of my view.
Then I felt led to go over to where I heard these two Asian dialect voices. I was not certain of their heritage, they may have been Chinese. They were resting on the wall that we had been leaning on for some time now. In front of the man was a cruiser style baby blue bicycle and he seemed content to sit there but in my spirit I knew that something was off. As I approached they both started to nod and we began talking. The man said with understandable English, “Everyone who is in Christ should be doing these same works in prayer and in power.” I said, “I agree.” I said, “Why are you sitting here?” The woman replied, “My husband’s knees are really hurting and we came over here to rest before continuing.” Smiling on the inside of my heart, the Lord confirmed, “Rabon this is already done, you are going to be a great help to them just now.” I said, “You know something? God healed my knees miraculously and I have been praying for people ever since in a healing ministry. I just know that God can heal your knees right now such that you will have no pain to continue biking without any trouble and for good. Do you want that for yourself now?” He said, “No it is ok.” And his wife, looked at him and said, “Let him pray.” I said, “I know that this seems nuts, but believe me, knees are nothing, the Lord is the one who is doing it.” He replied, reluctantly though, “Ok.” I said, “Now watch.” His wife moved his bicycle away from him, I stooped down and prayed. I asked him to check his knees and he said they were a little better. I said, “Now watch, sometimes knees need to be prayed for twice like Jesus did for the blind man’s eyes.” He nodded in agreement and we prayed once more, I felt the power of God flowing out of my hands into his knees now uninhibited. (The Lord told me this man’s unbelief in the God of miracles was blocking his healing, but because you released the truth of Christ he believes, he will be healed now.) I said, “Try them out, how are they now?” He said, smiling now and with joy in his heart, “They are better! Wow, no pain, thank you so much!” I said, “No problem, God loves you so much. God has so much more for you than you could possibly know. Thank you both so much for praying with me for those two ladies just now, it was beautiful.” John and I each took turns and embraced this man and woman separately.
I turned and said, “Now John are we ready to tackle the rest of this trail?” He said smiling now, “Sure!” We said our goodbyes and continued up the trail. The first part of the trail had several wooden steps that lead into pine trees at the top. I led us up the stairs and John was right behind me not skipping a beat. Then we climbed up a huge hill. I glanced over my shoulder and the Lord prompted me to ask him a question when we got to the top of the hill. I listened to his breathing as we went, was just checking on him, everything seemed awesome. We walked up the long steep hill, with no issues, taking no break and my thighs were starting to ache. We reached the crest of the hill where the trail levelled off and I said, “Well John, how do you feel?” He said, “I’m doing great.” I said, already knowing the answer, “I guess you could probably say that this is confirmation that the Lord has healed your heart for good wouldn’t you say?” Smiling, not out of breath in the least John said dryly, “It would appear so.” I knew that my brother was rejoicing in the Lord with every step as he had been the entire way up that hill, with each step he took in faith, God was delivering him even more. What an amazing triumph for the Lord! In my heart I cried out, “Jesus thank you for healing my friend’s heart! I praise your Holy name God!”
When we got to the end of the trail where the water was, the Lord told me that the elderly couple coming down the path needed prayer. The Lord said, “The wife didn’t expect this walk to be so intense and she has some shakiness and fear associated with the difficulty of the trail.” As they approached me I said, “How are you both doing?” Startled that we would say more than “Hi” or “Hello”, they stopped their progress beside us and the husband said, “We are good.” The wife, not as assured as he said voice quivering, “Ok” even though the expression on her face told me that “No she was not ok, in fact she is scared for her life.” I said, “I am a Christian, I want to bless you both as you continue on your journey, do you mind if I pray for you?” I prayed for them both and I prayed that if any anxiety about continuing this journey was with them that it would be broken off now in Jesus name. As I prayed, I felt the spirit of fear lift off her heart and I prayed that the strength of God to continue safely would be with them for the rest of the difficult way ahead. The Lord said, “Well done my son, the husband will not acknowledge this or even know it was necessary because he was blinded to her need of support. This prayer and pause meant the world to her.” I told them, “Have a great rest of your hike,” we departed. In my heart, the Lord assured me that she would finish her walk safely and in peace of God.
After John and I spent some time at the waterfall, we decided to call it a day and we started to make our way back to the car. When we were nearly finished with the walk we ran into what I would call a very strange encounter. There was a man standing somehow, on something, yet he was drawing nearer to us in the distance. As he turned a last corner I became aware, he is on, …what is that… -a Segway? I looked at John, he looked at me, I said, “John, I’ve gotta pray for this guy ok?” John said, “I knew you would,” now smiling at me. I said as they approached and were within ear shot, “What happened to you?” The man standing on the Segway looked to be in his late twenties/early thirties. He was wearing hiking shoes, blue jeans, and a brown plaid shirt with full brown beard and mustache. He said, “I was in an accident where my legs do not work very well.” I said, “Wow.” He continued, “While we are waiting for the surgery, the insurance company let me rent one of these Segways so that I can get out in nature some. It is the only way that I can enjoy the great out doors right now.” I said, “Would you like to be healed today?” He said, “What, of course that would be awesome.” I said, “You know, I needed a knee replacement in January this year but the doctor told me that I was too young to get one.” He said, “You don’t say.” I said, “Yep, apparently because I was so young, I would need two of them in my lifetime.” He continued to say, “Wow.” He was content to be stopped and still was standing on the Segway while we talked. I told him my testimony about how God healed my knees, recounted the events of even that day were many were healed, and how I joined a healing ministry where the power of God moves upon people for them to be completely restored. I said, “Would you like me to pray for you to have restored use of your legs and feet?” He said, “Of course.” Gingerly, he stepped off his Segway onto the ground and used the Segway to keep his balance. I stooped over and knelt beside him on the trail and prayed for his feet and his legs. Not once, or twice, but three times. I said the third time, now try to walk. He let go of the Segway and I held his hand. He took, timidly small steps and said, “This is amazing!” The woman who was with him on the trail said, “I can’t believe it, there is no way he could do that before.” I said, “Look man, time will tell, (in my spirit the Lord said, you have done well my son, they are satisfied with this and that is all you will be able to do for them because they are counting on the surgery to heal his legs, but my son well done, very well done!) I said, “Now watch, I’m going to let go, but I am right here. Walk on your own strength. He took a few more tentative steps forward, face grinning and his blue eyes filled with hope when he said, “This is a miracle! I can’t believe it!” I replied, “God is so good, you are going to be great, watch to see what happens! You are going to recover fully from this accident and be back in these woods again in no time.” I helped him turn around and held his hand now just for a sense of security and his wife took his hand and guided him back onto the Segway. When the man returned to the safety of the platform on the Segway he looked down at me and said, “Thank you so much for stopping us. Thank you…for everything!” I said, “You are so welcome, be blessed. Enjoy your walk.” Then they continued down the path towards the falls and John and I went home.
In total that day 22 people received a miraculous healing, help, a word of knowledge or encouragement. It was truly awesome to be a vessel of love to an oppressed people that day. With God ALL things are possible!