Believers Who Believe
Will See Healings
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone
steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself
be able to do the things that I do; and he
will do even greater things than these,
because I go to the Father.
~ John 14:12 amp
was raised in a Pentecostal church where my father was pastor. We believed healing was for today and we prayed for the sick. I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit at age twelve during a summer outdoor meeting. I spoke in tongues for hours that night. I felt like I could burst with joy. The stars in the sky were the most brilliant I had ever seen. The whole world was beautiful. All the people were beautiful. I had unlimited love for everyone that night.
At age twenty-seven, I saw my first visible healing at a Kathryn Kuhlman meeting. In the 1970’s, Kathryn was known around the world for meetings where significant healings took place. She held regular crusades throughout the USA and was interested having them videotaped. She asked me to study ways this could be done discreetly. She was sensitive to and honored the Holy Spirit. Miss Kuhlman gave me free access to any place in her meeting¯ auditorium or onstage. I was standing in the center aisle of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, when a young woman began screaming.
I could see she was staring at her mother’s hands, gnarled with arthritis. Popping and crackling noises were coming from the hands as they straightened and became whole. All the swelling disappeared and she began flexing them in amazement.
I saw many healings that day and heard more than a hundred testimonies of God’s healing power at work. For two years, I attended each monthly meeting at the Shrine Auditorium and witnessed the evidence of God healing people without any human hype or laying on of hands. Miss Kuhlman would lay hands on them and pray for them after they were healed.
I attended Kathryn Kuhlman crusades in other cities and had numerous personal meetings with her. This woman preached the Word, entered into extended praise and worship, and honored and welcomed the Holy Spirit. She was the real thing.
In 1984 I met Charles and Frances Hunter at a Full Gospel Business Men’s Convention in Tacoma, Washington. This was the first time the Hunters spoke at a FGBMFI event. Frances had previously been injured by a person falling on her while she prayed for them. She asked me to accompany her as she went down to pray for the people who lined up to receive healing. From just inches away, I saw the Holy Spirit move upon many people who would be overcome by God’s love, transformed by His touch, and receive their healing.
The Hunters were conducting Healing Explosion meetings across the U.S. They invited me to one in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting offered two days of training and a one-day healing service. For the first time, I experienced people being healed when I laid hands on them. Over the next few years, my wife Lynn and I served with Charles and Frances at many meetings and training sessions in more than twenty cities. I set up and coordinated their overseas Healing Explosion meetings for three years in Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Hong Kong, Canton, Kiev, Manila, Cebu, Copenhagen, and many more cities.
One of the Hunters’ themes was: If Charles and Frances can do it, you can do it too. Lynn and I heard this theme enough times that we started to believe it. So we began conducting our own Healing Explosion meetings we called God’s Healing Power Through You. We followed the Hunters’ pattern. Most of the people who took the training with the Hunters were “Charis-Maniac types” and very well-grounded in the Word of God. The Hunters’ teaching and training assumed the trainees had a basic understanding of God’s Word.
With our God’s Healing Power In And Through You meetings, we had traditional Christians in mind, who might not have a broad knowledge of the Bible. We focus on Scripture dealing with healing and our individual response to the Word in action[HAC2] . Our training program is designed to saturate Christians in the Word of God. As with the Hunters, our theme is found in:
& And then He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick and they will be healed.” (Mark 16:15–18 nlt)
I have studied this verse in thirty-eight different Bible translations. The Young’s Translation says: “Believers who Believe” will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed. This has been my experience all over the world ¯with brand new Christians and with older Christians who have been “re-ignited.”
Believers who believe will lay hands on the sick
and they will be healed.
Praise God! I have seen people who have never ministered before lay hands on a person who has been blind from birth and instantly the person received their sight.
Our typical God’s Healing Power Through You seminar is a three-day event held in conjunction with a group of churches. Our model has been developed from personal rela-tionships with individuals gifted in healing: Kathryn Kuhlman, Charles and Frances Hunter, and John Wimber. Watching Benny Hinn, Kenneth Hagen, and Oral Roberts minister really inspired us.
Our study of John G. Lake, Smith Wigglesworth, William Branham, and many other heroes of healing faith have impacted us and our seminars. We usually do teaching, training, and a healing demonstration on Friday evening and all day Saturday. We have a healing service on Sunday afternoon where the trainees are the ones to do the work of the ministry by putting their faith and the Scripture into practice. It’s awesome!
After nine hours of teaching and training that is focused on faith, healing, the works of Jesus, and His commission to all believers. The trainees become “Believers who BELIEVE.” Our seminar contains six sessions, averaging ninety minutes each, and are a combination of teaching and healing demonstration.
Countless individuals have been healed during these dramatic demonstrations of God’s healing power. After twelve hours in the Word and with a unity of purpose, a corporate anointing comes upon the group that overcomes sickness, disease, oppression, and all works of the devil. Because our teaching is not limited to hearing, but also contains the doing of what God’s Word tells us, we see God work His healing miracles through the hands, prayers, and faith of ordinary Christians.
Ordinary Christians Doing Extraordinary Works.