By an Elijah Challenge-trained disciple of Jesus Christ
Sunday, March 23, 2014
We were given the opportunity to introduce The Elijah Challenge at an African Church in the Houston area. After the teaching from Scripture we did a demonstration of healing. A woman in her late thirties came forward who said that she was in the early stages of congestive heart failure, and already had five stents surgically inserted. The pain in her heart was constant, never leaving her. She could not run without exhausting herself. When climbing the stairs to the second floor of her home, every few steps she would have to stop and rest.
When asked if she believed that Jesus would heal her, she replied emphatically “yes.”
We laid our hands on her heart, and issued authoritative commands in Jesus’ name for her heart to be healed, restored, and to beat normally. As soon as hands were on laid on her, the pain disappeared. Then we told her to run back and forth at the front of the sanctuary. She took off at a brisk pace running back and forth and back and forth again the equivalent of four times across the front. Returning to us we asked her how she felt. With a smile she replied she felt perfectly fine! (She will have a stress test in two weeks.)
After this other people with infirmities came forward to receive ministry from the believers through the laying on of hands. They ministered quite effectively. A man and an elderly woman who walked only with difficulty were moving about dramatically better. The believers were praising God. A man who had injured his hand badly was miraculously healed to his amazement. As he raised his hand before the people opening and closing it effortlessly he exclaimed, “This is incredible!”
There were other testimonies of miraculous healing as well.
This African church plans to send short-term mission teams back to Africa to proclaim the gospel in the spirit and power of Elijah. May they now challenge witchdoctors as Elijah did the prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel as they proclaim the kingdom of God to the lost in open-air meetings. This is the primary purpose of The Elijah Challenge: training SPECIAL FORCES for the Kingdom of God.