God speaks to me in my dreams with many that have come to pass. This past summer he gave me a dream with a Jason in it. A couple days later I was at a church bookstore in Atlanta when the name Jason on a book jumped out at me. I had to look up what the name meant. "The healer!" That came to no surprise as I have prayed over people that were miraculously healed. I was back in LA for a couple weeks, when I received a text message for the first time in a couple years from my friend London. Her inspirational story of surviving cancer to become world famous beauty expert has been told on the stages of many ivy league college stages putting her mark on this world. When she contacted me she had lost 15lbs in a month. There had been questionable cancer, so she was coming to town to have further testing. I told her that I'd pray healing scriptures over her. After that she said that God had told her in a vision that I am a healer and saw me praying over her in a vision. On the morning I drove to see her there was a rare mid summer California rain with thunder and lightening. All I could think of was where it says in the bible that for 3.5 years Elijah prayed for rain then he prayed again and there was rain. Leading up to that verse is verses about healing. I arrived to the clinic and the doctor and nurse joined me in prayer as I laid hands on her. The reports came back. No tumor. No cancer. I asked her later if she knew what her birthday numerology was and she said, "I'm pretty sure 5. I've been seeing 5 everywhere." I said that passage of scripture this morning was James 5. I did the math and it is 5. Today is that day! Happy Birthday London! She has blessed me far more than I have blessed her! I could spend hours on hours with her and never get enough, because when I'm in her presence I am in the presence of the Lord. @londonscott.london
I hear so many people talk negatively about themselves. Uncalled for negativity. A skinny one calling herself fat. A nurse telling a doctor that she is not as smart as the other nurses. My friend last night telling me she has self diagnosed dyslexia. Another telling me they have no friends as of they wish that upon themself to correct. I crack down on these thoughts. They can direct your life. They can bring into existence what never existed before through evil principalities. If you are a Christian you are not immune to these principalities if you give them permission. What is even worse is when people speak negativity over me, especially when I travel like I am going to get kidnapped, robbed, raped traveling alone. It infuriates me with a righteous anger. Speak for yourself. I am walking in the presence of the Lord. I have called upon his angels, so don't speak to me this way. I won't accept your words. No dark force of evil has any power over me. I'm covered by the blood of Jesus. I have no doubt that I can walk among an alley of gangsters and go untouched.
In the end you will give an account for every careless word you speak of yourself and others. So would you stop already Debby Downers?
Life is also in the tongue. I have a little cousin intubated this week for smoke inhalation. I want to speak and pray life and healing into this stuation. I pray that not only would he make a complete recovery but also be healed of autism. In Jesus's precious name. Can I get an Amen from all of God's people?
The testimony of the Pilot of the last plane out of Palu before the earthquake.
Today the Batik Air pilot, Captain Icoze Mafella, visited a church in Jakarta (Duta Injil BIP) and testified why he speeded up the departure of his flight 3 minutes ahead of the Palu airport schedule set.
He told us that all day Friday he had been feeling unsettled and he didn’t know why.
To get rid of these feelings of unrest, he loudly sang worship songs the whole way from Ujung Pandang to Palu, (“Usually I only hummed, but that day I wanted to praise the Lord as best I could”, he said). Eventually his Muslim Co-Pilot jokingly suggested, that he make a CD of worship songs.
When they were about to land at the Palu Airport, the sky was clear but the wind was too strong and he “heard a voice in his heart” telling him to circle again before landing.
The Palu airport is squeezed between two mountain ranges and it reminded him of the verse, Psalm 23:4:
"I may walk through valleys as dark as death but I wont be afraid. You are with me and your shepherd's rod makes me feel safe". According to the Captain, pilots call airports situated between two mountain ranges, “valleys of death”, because they must be extra careful in landing, so Christian pilots hold on to Psalm 23:4. A moment after landing successfully, he felt in his heart that he needed to be quick.
Because of that, he instructed his crew to just take a 20 minute break before the plane was due to return to Jakarta via Ujung Pandang.
He didn’t even leave the cockpit and requested permission from the Control Tower to depart 3 minutes ahead of schedule.
After receiving permission for take-off from the late air controller, Agung, [Anthonius Gunawan Agung] they prepared for take off.
Captain Mafella confessed that at that time he broke flight procedures because he took over the job of the Co-Pilot by speeding up the plane in the process of take off.
He didn’t know why but his hand kept holding on to the lever causing the plane to speed up as it took off.
He did not know then that an earthquake had struck Palu but he felt the plane swaying a little to left and right.
No matter what your sticky situation is there is always a God who hears.
A couple nights ago I went to the grocery store. There was a man out front holding a sign up that said, "Lost job. 2 kids. Need food and rent." I don't usually help the homeless. In fact after working with so many in the hospital my heart has grown hard. The Lord kept telling me to get food. I didn't want to do it. I was headed towards the checkout when I heard the Lord tell me get food over and over again.
If you ever wonder if God hears you. He does. If you ever wonder why God isn't helping. He is. It's his people that don't listen to Him. What if I had been disobedient and walked out of the grocery store empty handed? It almost happened. He doesn't tell people to hurt or harm anyone. It's the devil that does that!
This is why I can't take the credit for these things. I didn't want to spend my money. I didn't feel like talking to a stranger. I didn't want to figure out what to feed to him. I was tired. I wanted to get home to my bible. Everything was working against this guy because my desire to help wasn't there. Give God all of the glory! Always!
That's a Starbucks in my hand from the original store at Pike Place.
Doctors and scientists are finding that when we talk we are using the left side of the brain but when we add the elements of tone both right and left lobes are engaged. When we add Rhythm than the front part of the brain has an emotional response. We have a barrier in our minds that when we sing negativity and "I can'ts" can't get in because the lobes are working together. When we sing there are endorphins in our body that are the same used when we workout. Studies are showing that if we sing we can be healed of depression. Some hospitals are giving patients the option to have drugs or have headphones with music. They are finding those who listen to the music have bodies responding better to minor surgeries.
In ancient times the songs and Song of Solomon was saying. If you want Supernatural power then sing the Bible in prayer. Studies also show that when we worship together in church our hearts all beat in unison. There was a girl with HIV, a bad heart from drug use, told she couldn't have children and was ready to take her life. She went home to say goodbye to her family and ended up in a church. She gave her life to the Lord, but when she began to sing the scriptures every single day for a year she credits it with her healing. She has no signs of HIV. Her heart is youthful again and she's married with a child.