By: Rev. Eileen Howarth | Associate Pastor | Calvary Assembly of God, Staten Island
When reading the Scriptures about how Jesus went about healing all who came to Him with infirmities, have you ever wished you could be right there, an eye witness, to these signs and wonders? Everywhere that Jesus went He healed the sick; gave sight to the blind; healed those that were deaf; set free those who were bound by demons and raised the dead! Marvelous signs and wonders were happening all around those that followed Him.
Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” John 14:12. Jesus told His disciples that He would send another to be with them. His Holy Spirit would fill us and use us for His honor and glory!
When we surrender our hearts and ask Him to be our Lord and Savior, He comes in ALL His Glory and fills us with His Holy Spirit. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is now alive and working in us and through us! When we realize the awesome work of the Holy Spirit operating through us, we will see signs and wonders. We will see the evidence that He is alive and still doing miracles today! He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
When you are blessed and given the privilege of being an eye witness to the moving of His Spirit, you too, will see blind eyes opened; demon possessed set free; all manner of sickness gone in Jesus Name, so that He alone will be glorified. No man can do what Jesus can do and we must surrender to His Spirit and allow Him to move in us. We will know, with assurance, that we had nothing to do with the outcome, for we can do nothing on our own, but in Him and through Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
It is a humbling experience to witness the touch of the Master’s hand upon someone. When we fast and pray asking that His Spirit lead and guide our steps, we find that He will order our steps and He will lead us to the hurt and broken in our path. There are countless opportunities each day that He is looking to use those hearts that are truly surrendered and will get out of His way so that He can touch those around us. Pray and ask Him for Divine appointments!
We are awestruck knowing that we had nothing to do with the outcome, but that He would allow us to be an eye witness to the awesome power of His Spirit. It is very humbling and yet it fills you with praise and adoration of our great and mighty God! When we have a front row seat and can visibly see the manifestation of His healing touch, it is overwhelming. I have experienced those who have been touched by the Master and healed of cancer; some who have come to our services, totally addicted to drugs, have been touched, delivered and set free at the altar and then praise God we know that He alone had touched them. Oh, this is the mighty hand of God at work!
I personally have experienced His miraculous touch of healing! Over twenty-three years ago, my doctors had diagnosed me with a malignant brain tumor. They tried radiation and chemotherapy, but then sent me home to prepare to die. I knew that was a death sentence, and my Lord and Savior only speaks life! I would not allow that word to enter my spirit but I trusted God and allowed Him to speak to my heart. This happened to be the best time during that whole trial. Trusting only in Him, I found true intimacy with Him. My heart was filled with a passion and zeal to just love and serve Him! I realized that I was in a win-win situation. Either He would touch me with His healing hand or He would call me home to be with Him forever……either way was victory! One Sunday morning He touched me and His healing touch covered me completely and that tumor was gone instantly and miraculously! Yes, one touch of the Master’s hand and there was no tumor! As I praised Him for His glorious touch, I vowed to Him that I would strive for the rest of my life to serve Him, to go and do whatever He called me to do.
There are times that we all face trials and obstacles, but knowing that the battle belongs to the Lord, we can rest knowing that He is our Victor! He alone deserves all the Glory and Honor. There is no other Name that is worthy, but the Name of Jesus!