“Did that really happen last night? Was it another healing?” Nina asked herself five weeks ago this morning. After getting out of the hotel bed, my dear wife checked she really could do what she’d not been able to do…YES IT’S TRUE! Thank you so much Lord.
MORE was yet to follow!
PROPHETIC WORD & DREAM
A few weeks earlier, on another Tuesday, as we received holy communion in the service for healing at Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, one of our fellow prayer team spoke out what she’d heard from the Lord about healing someone’s spine. Beside me, Nina wept in response because this prophecy was for her! At the time nothing was observed or felt but a few days later Nina was able to measure her height at the gym and pleased to find she’s regained about an inch in height.
Two years ago (early 2015) she couldn’t sit at these mid-week services but had to lie on cushions in the side-chapel because of searing pain from another collapsed vertebra in her spine. Its cause was the same as years earlier and a vertebroplasty procedure was given priority – I had some serious wrestling with the Lord over this repetition but he kindly blessed me with a dream. In that dream I saw Nina walking over a large map of the Florida keys and northern Caribbean and many people were coming to her. A man approached me to ask what was going on and I clearly recall telling him my wife’s giving her testimony of healing.
[Side Note: I wondered if the dream indicated we may have to return to America to receive the healing, but then I remembered the first spinal collapse happened in Fort Lauderdale in early 2006. Side-effects of a life-saving high dosage of steroids the previous year were a risk of tearing muscles and a reduction in bone density. We were happy, therefore, that a scan of wrists and hips had shown her as having bone density of a younger woman.
So we believed the sudden pain that struck when we were about to start a cruise with the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship was another torn muscle in her back – and Nina was determined to go swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Isles! I pushed her around in a wheelchair and she was exceptionally brave in coping with the pain but was blessed to see the Lord with her. Upon return home the true cause was found – collapsed, wedge-shaped vertebrae!! I was expecting to become her lifelong 24/7 carer but the Lord blessed me with it being only months for He was to bring an awesome healing, as Nina attests in From Disabled To Enabled. So with the immense blessing of an early healing we returned to ‘Catch The Wave’ in 2007 and Nina was asked to tell the full story at one of the first meetings. This time we doubly enjoyed our holiday, and with our fellow cruisers praising the Lord.]
Therefore, my promissory dream of 2015 of walking as giants over those seas indicated a correction, or even a fullness of healing, to what had happened previously. Moreover, after the word of knowledge was given an attendee at the Acorn service came to ask me about the situation – his appearance was similar to the man I’d spoken to in that dream! In other words and as I’d expect, the dream was a composite of historical and prophetical data and symbolism for which we need to apply the gift of discernment and dream interpretation – one of my favorites!
To the glory of God, Nina recounts what happened a few weeks later; ie. five weeks ago last night:
KINGDOM POWER & GLORY
‘In April 2017 Richard and I were at The Victory Church in Southampton for 3 days with Randy Clark and his Global Awakening Team. It was a time for teaching and healing services at a Kingdom Power and Glory Conference.
‘On the second evening Randy brought a word of knowledge about people with surgically implanted materials in their bodies and asked them to stand up.
‘Due to steroid-induced osteoporosis my spine had collapsed twice in the last 12 years. As a result I have had bone cement surgically implanted in two places in my spine, holding it in place.
‘I stood up in answer to Randy’s call and promptly burst into tears. I realise now that this was a form of grieving that I’d not done since both implants.
‘He then asked the four of us standing to do something we could not do before. I bent backwards and then down to touch my toes. Amazing! That was only the first thing that happened! Praise The Lord…
‘When we drove back to the hotel that evening I told Richard not to use the bay for those with disabled parking permits. We pulled up in a normal bay and I got out of the car with no problems!!
‘For two years I’ve had to park in a place where I could open the car door fully, twist round and heave myself out. You cannot do that in normal parking bays as there is never enough room. I have not used my parking badge since and do not intend to. I am in the process of writing a letter to the council who issued it, giving them my testimony and why I don’t need it any more. Praise The Lord.
‘Some would think those two things in themselves were good enough. But we have a good God and He has plans for us. So the third thing I noticed was during worship on the last day. I was standing up straight, level on both feet, not leaning to the right.
For all these years I’ve been leaning slightly to the right and putting pressure on my rib cage. Because I lost height when my spine collapsed both times my rib cage touches my pelvis/hips. So now there is minimal pain on my right side. Praise the Lord again.’
Either in that evening public healing service, or in an earlier daytime session, I noted that Randy mentioned about having dreamed before one event of someone being healed. It may have been in connection with surgically implanted metallic rods, plates and screws in people’s bodies. So I recalled my dream and, when he brought that word, I prompted Nina that SIM includes bone cement. After she’d received a healing I realised another fulfilled aspect of that dream: a second USA-connection is the fact that Randy is American. So it wasn’t necessary for us to trek back there, as could be surmised from its details!
MORE SIGNS OF HEALING
Since returning home, Nina found she can cross her legs when sitting down. Also, when a friend was here I realised she was oblivious to doing yet another new thing. Normal chairs and sofas are very uncomfortable so Nina uses a special reclining armchair, but whilst in it and chatting to a visitor on the sofa she’d swung one leg over its arm, and thus sat semi-sideways. I’ve never seen her do that!
The three of us chuckled and cheered because it’s so evident her spine can now twist – albeit set in cement in two places! Next, Nina’s going to ask her GP for a fresh scan or x-ray as well as have her height measured to find how much height she’s regained after having lost four inches.
Dr Randy Clark
For readers unfamiliar with pre-Millennium church history, in January 1994 Randy Clark was a guest preacher at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. However, he was left with no option but to stay because through him the Lord ushered in a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit, resulting in nightly meetings and millions visiting from all over the world. (The Pensacola Revival was sparked by its Holy Fire, as blogged here.)
Read pastors John & Carol Arnott account of The Toronto Blessing: What Is It?, a term coined in Britain, out of which materialised two massive missionary works of God, as prophesied by Randy: one to destitute children in Mozambique including conversion of its Muslim provinces to Christ, and an ‘underground’ mission in Pakistan that’s brought masses of Muslims to Christ.
For more information, including details of Randy’s doctoral thesis, which includes both theological and medical disciplines verification of healing, see Videos: Healing SIM in this blog’s Jesus & Miracles hub and visit his website at Global Awakening.