When I was in Chiquimula, Guatemala we went out doing street ministry after the service. I was together with the Pastor's son, who also translated me. The man on the picture was blind on his right eye. He was not even able to see what I showed him right in front of him. I was able to pray for him and God restored his sight ...
While praying I felt such authority, I knew in my heart that he will be able to see again. I prayed by the authority of the name of Jesus, cursed blindness and commanded the sight to return. At the end I walked 50-60 meters away, and he was able to see everything I was showing him, while covering his left eye! It was still a bit blurry, but he was able to see everything. He didn't stop praising God. Because of that other people gathered around us and observed what was going on. God also really touched the Pastors son, especially through that one miracle. Afterwards he went to his mother, really excited "He couldn't see from 1 Meter distance before we prayed!!" I saw a call of God on his life, and look forward to what God will do with him in the future.
Others where healed and saved. God moved through the word of knowledge, but I also just held up high the requirements of God, which I pressed on the hearts of the people and showed them the way to the Father, and that they are in need of Jesus Christ, and His GRACE.
I just returned from Asia this Wednesday. The last days were absolutely life-changing, and I'm so glad I got to go there. We saw many people encounter the power of God over a period of more than 2 weeks, and had the privilege to encourage and strengthen local ministers, as well as equip Pastors and leaders.
On Sunday I preached at a Burmese church in Thailand, with over 1.000 members. The Pastor said to me right before we arrived at the church "Philipp your word will go to a lot of people today. We have a million viewers and followers within the Burmese community".
The church I preached at is the mother church of a lot of other churches. Hundreds where saved and healed in the meeting! The service lasted 4 hours. The power of God came on so many, people already fell out under the power before I started to preach. The presence of God was so strong. As I took authority over satan in the end, within seconds the altar was packed. I know that God wants to do something marvelous, as soon as I arrived. I love big meetings in general, but this day was special. I preached a message that I preached many times, "The cost of discipleship", but the Holy Spirit was leading me throughout the service. It was glorious!
Another thing that was special was that this Church-planter gave me a prophetic word about mass-evangelism in Asia, just a few days prior, and then he made just one phone call and invited me spontaneously to preach. We developed a great friendship in during my time there, and I'm looking forward to the future!
When I arrived in Florida last week, I joined a service at Legacy church pastored by my spiritual father John Garcia. I was standing in the sanctuary before the service started, when all of a sudden a woman who was standing far off calls me out, "Are you the guy who was here with a team from bethel?" I walked over to her and recognized her. Two years ago, I was there with a team with Chris Overstreet, and she was in a wheelchair. I prayed for her and the power of God came on her. She got out of her wheelchair on that very night, 2 years ago. The woman told me that she prays for me every single day since then. She lost 80 pounds and for 2 years now, she needed not the wheelchair anymore!
What I didn't know, was the background of her disability: She fell, and badly injured her spine. She has been in a wheelchair for 5 years, before she got out! Glory be to God.
I also found out, that she is a well-known songwriter. God is good!
I wanna encourage you to find someone this week to pray for. Offer God your measure of faith, and display the love of God.