located in São Paulo, a state in Brazil --- the
largest country in South America in terms of area,
population, and economy. It has the fifth largest
population in the world.
Casa de Oração Para Todos Os Povos
of Prayer for All Nations Church is one of the larger churches
in the city of Presidente Prudente. Their pastor is Brother Jeremias.
Day One: the Introduction
Monday evening I
introduced The Elijah Challenge to the large crowd which had
introduction I did a demonstration of healing. A middle-aged
to elderly woman
with "sand in her knees" hobbled forward, barely making
it up to the stage. She looked as
if a puff of breath could knock her over. I had two sisters (one
was Pastor Jeremias' wife) come up to minister to her. After I
them in ministering
to her twice, she was jumping up and down effortlessly---a day
and night contrast from her condition just a few moments earlier.
I had everyone with knee problems come forward, and I invited
believers to heal them in Jesus' name. Many were
four or five woman who had had severe knee problems. One woman
had just spent a week in the hospital because of her knee condition.
She had had her tube disconnected and checked herself out of the
hospital to come to the meeting. At the meeting, "her faith
healed her" (cf. Mark 5:34) as the disciples laid hands on
her, and she went up to the stage to testify. I could see no trace
of infirmity in her.
Two: Several people with heart conditions testify
night I first preached the
gospel of Jesus Christ to the crowd. Then we asked the Lord to
confirm the truth of the gospel by healing the sick in our midst.
We ministered to the infirm in two separate stages. First I called
for people with heart conditions to come forward. As the trained
disciples at the front laid hands on them and exercised authority
over their heart disease, many of them felt their symptoms disappear
and then testified from the platform. After that for the second
stage I had the disciples minister healing to all others who needed
healing. Many more testified that they were healed during the second
I told the crowd that the One who had healed their physical hearts
is the One who could also heal their spiritual hearts and forgive
Three: 7 people with heart conditions not present at meeting
miraculously touched by the Lord
After teaching how Jesus opened the ears of a deaf man, I asked
people with hearing problems to come forward. Among others, a deaf
woman was led forward. Two sisters ministered to her, one on each
side. The Lord opened up her ears and her hearing was restored.
She was so excited she couldn't stop smiling as she testified with
her half-intelligible speech. Even after leaving the front to return
to her seat she was sharing excitedly what the Lord had done for
After that we studied healing-at-a-distance according to the pattern
of Jesus who healed the centurion's servant in Luke 7. To demonstrate
this kind of ministry, I asked if any of the people knew someone
who had a heart condition. Several of them raised their hands.
Then I asked them to come forward to the front and then to call
the people with the heart conditions on their mobile phones. I
would lead the disciples to minister healing to them over their
As I lead them in exercising authority from the platform, the
disciples commanded the various heart conditions to be healed over
their phones. At the other end, the people with the heart conditions
Then I had the disciples inquire how the people felt. One-by-one
each one of the disciples reported to us that the person to whom
they ministered felt fine (their heart, that is) after we ministered
to them at a distance over their cell phones. There were about
seven testimonies altogether. This was the first time that we had
ever done this.
Authority is not affected by distance or number. For example,
a commander at Central Command in Florida can give an order to
the many soldiers under his command in Afghanistan, and they will
all obey his orders.
is one possible fulfillment of what Jesus said in John 14:12.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall
he do; because I go unto my Father.
As far as we know, Jesus ministered healing at a distance only
to one person at a time, and only within the confines of Israel.
(Luke 7; Matthew 15:22-28). But now His disciples can minister
such healing without regard to number and distance. Instead of
only Israel, the whole world is our mission field where we are
to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God until Jesus returns.
And we can do this at a distance when necessary.
Day Three: Final Evangelistic Healing Service
this meeting many people were healed and testified following
the preaching of the gospel. One gentleman had a heart condition
and risked sudden death if he tried to run or exert his heart.
After the healing-at-a-distance he went outside the church and
tested his heart. He ran and ran and ran, and felt fine. He returned
to the sanctuary, mounted the stage and testified before the
crowd through sobs of gratitude to the Lord.
woman had had brain surgery and as a result suffered from severe
memory loss. After the healing-at-distance her memory began to
return. She climbed up to the platform and began to identify
people, including the pastor.