In June 2014, I had the opportunity to return to Juticalpa, Honduras where the 1N1D crusade was held in July 2013. I also visited Catacamas where the team of nearly 100 stayed. During the 2 weeks I was in these cities, I witnessed mighty outpourings of the Holy Spirit in the 5 church meetings with extraordinary life changing encounters with God experienced by many. In all these services, there were stunning miracles, all part of preaching the gospel of the kingdom and demonstrating it right there and then. What also took place in these services and seminars on supernatural evangelism was how God did these miracles through the Honduran people themselves. Hundreds were healed of all kinds of sicknesses and diseases as they announced the kingdom of God is here and now as Jesus did and healed the sick as Jesus did. Tumors and growths dissolved and disappeared, all kinds of painful conditions vanished, legs grew out and those with back problems were healed, many stomach illnesses left and lame were healed etc. People who were getting healed actually called friends and family who were not at the meetings and prayed for them over the phone and they were healed.
One of the most thrilling part of this trip was doing what we read in Luke 9:2
“And he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal”
So they went out and in v4…..”and whatever house you enter…”
v6 “…..they went through the villages and towns preaching
the gospel of the kingdom and healing everywhere”
You might recall that in Acts 10:36-39, it talks about Jesus who “went about, doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil”. So this is how Jesus did things. He went about, He did good, He healed. So I decided to do just that. Take pastors and some of their leaders and whoever else wanted to come along into the homes, businesses, villages, streets to do good and bless and love and heal the sick.
Believers were shocked as well as the pastors to simply stroll down a street, stop at a business to thank them for being in business and providing a service for the people and watch as the Holy Spirit came, people got saved and miracles of healing took place right there as the Hondurans prayed for them. One testimony is of a man who was buying gallons of water at a store and was looking at the owner weeping because God was healing her heart and touching her inside the store. He wanted to know what was happening and I told them, “just blessing her business and God’s love touched her”. I offered to buy the 2 gallons of water, like 3 bucks and asked if he was suffering from any physical problems. He immediately said, “come to my house”. He led all of us to a street in Santa Maria, a violent area where nearly 40 murders had occurred in the previous 6 months or less. We were taken back when we found out that he and his wife had a 19 year old daughter who was murdered in the Teguicalpa, right in front of their home 3 months before. They came to Santa Maria for safety but the conditions in that city also gripped them with fear. We comforted him and his wife and as the ladies prayed for her, she was overcome by God, the husband got saved and her other daughter who was bitter gave her life to Jesus.
Walking away from the home, we saw an old man sitting in a chair in front of his house. I said hi and asked if he was in need of prayer for anything. He also invited us into his home and his wife could hardly walk. The ladies prayed for her and she also was overcome by God. When she got up, they asked her do do something she could not do and she began walking briskly across the room and doing knee bends she could not do and started praising God. Another man was carried into a street meeting a couple of hours later, He was paralyzed from a nerve disorder and when the Hondurans prayed for him, he got up and started walking in front of everyone! He then gave his heart to God and then we made a tunnel so to speak with Hondurans on each side and asked everyone who wanted to, to walk through it and receive prayer. People began to be healed right there in the streets. Pain, head injuries, breathing problems, growths disappeared and it was marvelous.
In both Catacamas and Juticalpa, scenes like this happened. One woman who owned a fruit stand in Juticalpa had some sort of illness that affected her eye and the right side of her face. She also could not sleep at night and was in a lot of pain. She was spending money on witches for help. The ladies announced the kingdom of God and His love and told her He would heal her if she turned away from the witchcraft, gave her heart to Jesus Christ and let Him touch her. She did, and He did. She was beaming and kept feeling her eye and cheek saying, “this cool feeling is on my face”, and she was completely healed. This happened in fruit stands, homes, on the streets and in businesses every day. People were healed, gave their hearts to God, we blessed businesses by buying some things, gave money to hurting people and it even took place in the restaurant right in front of the pastor and patrons as we were eating. I could go on and on but just a few testimonies of the goodness and love of God and through the people themselves. The kingdom of God is here and now, available to you and through you, to everyone, everywhere, NOW…..