Topic:THE FLOW OF THE MIRACULOUS
It is thrilling to see Go move supernaturally. I recall preaching in a small country church and recounting the marvelous deliverances of Jesus recorded in Mark 5. Just as I ended that message and closed my Bible, a woman slowly got up and approached me with her crutches.
In her own words, Clara Neil McWhirter recounts her own story of the wonderful
miracle of God:
In 1954, I had rheumatoid arthritis and
lupus, which the doctors diagnosed that there was no cure for either one. I was in severe pain,
could not move, and was in bed for three years.
The pain was so great I could not stand to be touched. I had to be turned with a sheet and would take several hot baths a day to help relieve some of the pain.
I had seven surgeries during this time.
After a time, I was able to get out of bed,
but by 1963 I was so crippled I was confined to a wheelchair. I had a big knot on my neck that prevented me fromturning my head and spurs on my heels and crooked fingers and toes.
My body would swellso badly at times that I would look twice my weight, which was only 100 pounds.
In 1968, my dear husband became ill with
tuberculosis. The doctor said that since I was a though a bolt of lightning went throughout my entire body. My arms were
drawn above my head by a great force. (My arms had not been above my shoulders for twelve years because of the pain.)
My crutches gently fell to the ground as though carried by angels.
Jesus healed me instantly.
Every spur in every part my body—my
heels and my spine—and even the big knot on the back of my neck that had prevented me from turning my head instantly disappeared!
Pastor Osteen put the microphone to my
mouth and asked me if I had anything to say.
Then the most beautiful language poured out of my mouth. Jesus had baptized me with the Holy Spirit, and I spoke with tongues, praising and magnifying Jesus, my Healer!
I returned to the doctor, and he confirmed
that I was totally healed. Even the lupus was gone in a moment of time.
Two weeks after I was healed, I traveled
through sixstates, over 6,000 miles, telling of the wonderful miracles that God had performed in my life.
This is but one story among hundreds of the flow of the miraculous. This is the move of the Holy Spirit!
You are not to receive the baptismof the Holy Spirit, speak a few words in another language, and say, “Well, I have
it all. That is all there is to it.” No! No! No! The fullness of the Holy Spirit is a doorway into the flow of the miraculous power of God. Isaiah 8:18 states,
“Here am I and the children whomthe
LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells in Mount Zion.”
Let me encourage you to enter into the full flow of God’s divine power!