Miracles in Palm Springs

Tell us what happened:

"Myself and a group of Ministry friends from Light in Film, were in Palm Springs at the Joshua Mills conference last month. We were walking out of our session and we see a man walking in front of us with 'Chaplaincy' written on his jacket. One of us walked over to him and started talking about Light in Film and how we started; Chaplains in the entertainment industry. They talked for about 30 minutes while I was just listening. At the end of the conversation I asked him if I could pray with him for any pain he may have in his body. He said yes and I prayed for his knees, and they were completely healed. He asked us to join his chaplaincy meeting the next day. When we did, we got to share God’s heart for them, telling stories about words of knowledge we have had, both successes and failures, he graciously let us prophesy and pray over everyone. We were able to inject God’s life into the Chaplaincy. Following the meeting, I also got to pray for a man who was scared of walking. After praying for him, he managed to walk for about 5 minutes, albeit, slowly, but he walked and was encouraged to face his fear."

We love that good news always goes with us EVERYWHERE, and we love that God's heart always comes through.  Thanks so much JD for sending in this awesome testimony of God's healing, heart, and His faithfulness! 

Some Red Carnations

Tell us what happened:

"Whilst spending time with God, He gave me a vision of encouraging someone on the street. Later, I was out and about doing a few things, when I asked Him where He wanted to go and if there was anything He wanted to do. God directed me to a flower shop, and I felt I was to buy three red carnations to give to someone. I walked past people on the street wondering who they were for... " Is it for this person?" but time and time again He would gently reply "Just wait". So I sat on the bench and rested for a bit. I began to pray over the city until I felt the nudge to go stand in a lit up area beside a store. I started to laugh because I literally looked as if a date went real bad as I stood there holding these flowers - God has a good sense of humor.

Soon after a lady, and I'm guessing her son, began to walk by me. I asked again "God, are they for her!?" "yes, that's her!" I started to feel really joyful! I asked for a word of knowledge, and felt that she was a nurse and that she needed some encouragement today. She went into the store which gave me some time because I started second guessing myself. A couple of minutes later, she came out and I felt the boldness to go over to ask if she was a nurse. And she was! I told her that I was practicing hearing God's voice and I felt that these flowers were for her. I then started giving her some encouragement, that she is really appreciated for all she does and for the hours of hard work she puts into her job. She began to glow and she was very thankful.

Quickly, she popped out her phone and told her son "Take a picture of us! I want to put this on Facebook!" As I was saying goodbye, she hugged me. The lasts words she uttered were, "Bless you." I walked away with a very full heart, knowing this lady felt loved and known, and we both got to share His presence in such a beautiful way."

Slow Down!

Tell us what happened:

I had just left from a midweek Light in Film gathering, my journey home took me across the Cambie bridge. I filled the time talking to God, thanking Him for everything that He was doing, and as I was about to get to the end of the bridge, I heard God say, “Slow down Jess. Slow down your thoughts. Slow down.” So I did.

I stopped and took in the view; it was beautiful outside. “Slow down. Right! This is good."  I saw this girl walking the opposite way, and then she suddenly stopped in the middle of the bridge looking out towards the city. I thought, "oh, she’s doing exact same thing as I am, enjoying the view". But then she put her leg over the railing towards the ocean. I heard God say “She wants to commit suicide. Go talk to her.” But then I thought "No, was that God or just me?"

I couldn’t stop looking at her and wondering what she was doing. I thought maybe she was just taking a picture, some form of new trend that I didn’t know about, maybe it’s a cool Instagram picture. Then a group of people started walking in her direction and she pulled her leg back to the bridge. So I thought "Oh yeah it was for a picture, okay cool", but I couldn’t leave without watching her, to see what she was going to do. My feet were glued to the floor, inside I was hoping she was going to walk away so I could leave, but she didn’t. Soon after she looked around, didn’t see anyone else walking past, she then stepped over the railing again with one leg. So I walked up to her and said, “Wow, that’s really bold of you to put your leg over the railing; like that takes crazy guts. What's going on?”

She replied, “I’m honestly wanting to jump off this bridge right now."

Oh, Jesus help me! I asked her what was going on to make her want to do that, but she brushed me off, by now I was holding on to one of her hands. Then suddenly another guy started running towards us, yelling “don’t do it don’t do it don’t do it! I was where you are” and he wrapped his hands around her tightly, so she wouldn’t jump.

I started sharing my testimony with her, but she just rolled her eyes, giving me the impression she didn't care. I knew that right now would be the best time to get a word of knowledge about her life, so I asked, “This is random but is there anything going on with you and your dad?” She said ‘No, he’s great’ oh... “your mom?” ‘No, she’s great”, all I could think was Jesus, I got nothing! Then I looked around to see a cop car pull up, two officers got out and jumped over. They handcuffed her and planned to take her to the hospital. I just kept thinking the entire time that God set this up.

If I had asked for a ride home, or taken a cab, I wouldn't' have stopped at the bridge. If I wasn’t obedient when I saw her, then who knows what could have happened. God‘s protection was upon her and He wanted her to know that He has a plan for her life. After, I just kept thinking of all the things that I could have said in that situation. I could’ve spoken identity over her, but God stopped me and said “No! You said exactly what I needed you to say. if I wanted you to say something else, I would’ve told you.”

Out To Lunch

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Yesterday after Church, we went out for Lunch with some other people from The Stirring. We were having a really great time, just catching up and connecting. As we were paying for our meals, I began feeling a light sensation in my elbow joint. I guessed it was a word of knowledge for our Server, so I took a moment think over how I was going to start the conversation. I didn't want her thinking I was 'Out to Lunch' in more ways than one... As she was about to leave I introduced myself and what I wanted to ask, before cracking a small joke to lighten the mood. Then I popped the question "Does either yourself or someone in your family have a problem with their elbow, or the joints in the body in general, like a constant uncomfortable ache or arthritis of some kind in a very specific spot?"

She replied... "Not me, but my Dad has **** which causes a fair amount of discomfort every day in his wrists"

After sharing why I was asking, and adding a little more fun at my own expense, it opened the door for me to pray for her Dad. We said a really short prayer and then she said... "Wow that would be amazing if when I get home he no longer has that condition!". She was really excited and intrigued. Our group stayed a little longer to have some coffee and keep talking, but as we were leaving she noticed and made a special effort to say goodbye.

Taking risks to extend the Kingdom is great fun, but intimidating, and it has to come from a place of rest and not performance. I have noticed that when I step out from a place of rest and fun, everything just goes better! The Father wants to talk to the people around us more than we do, and He wants to use you as the ice breaker."

Treasure Hunts

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Recently a group of us went out on a Treasure Hunt. Whilst pulling into a parking lot to start, we noticed a group of young people sitting outside of a School, listening to loud music. My friend and I noticed them and talked about maybe going to visit first, after parking. As we were gathering together as a group, they began playing my friends favourite song on their loud speakers (the person I drove with and was just talking about). It seemed like a Holy Spirit moment, as if He was getting our attention and drawing us in that direction.

While another group was on their way back from speaking to another Treasure, we decided we would go over to the group by the school. When we got there, we began a conversation about their Halloween costumes and the amount of good candy they had picked up. After building some rapport, we asked for their help, as we were on a 'Halloween treasure hunt'. After exhausting our maps with the clues, only one stood out, "sports injury". We asked her if it was in pain right then, and apparently it didn't give her problems until she played sports.

We asked if they wanted to try something out really fast, and they were intrigued enough to say yes. We prompted one of them to put her hand on her friend's injured knee and to repeat after me, "knee i command you to behave in the name of Jesus Christ". She did, and we asked her to tell us what was happening, whether she felt, or sensed anything happening. She said that her knee got really hot. I explained to her that God's healing presence often feels as heat or tingling, He was dropping in to say hello, because of how much He loved her and wanted to heal her knee. After explaining what was happening, we asked her to speak it over her again. As soon as she did, her knee began to get hot again! Afterwards, she began to really open up, enough to let us pray for her future calling (she wants to be a Doctor). We declared that God would provide all that she needed including the finances to make it happen. This future doctor, just met the great physician!

Praise God!

My Eyes Are Healed

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In November 2016, The stirring invited T.J. Green from Voice of Revival to come for a two day Conference. He had a word of knowledge about glaucoma, a condition that involves high pressure in the eyes that can lead to blindness if not monitored closely. Because I have this condition, some of the Stirring ministry team, prayed for me. Fast forward to last Friday, I had my semi-annual visual field test and in which they take a reading of the pressure in my eyes... "WOW!"... The technician exclaimed to herself... "Have you been taking drops for the pressure?" I replied "No"... My eyes usually register a 24 or 25 on the reading scale, but now the pressure had dropped to the 'safe zone', which was number 17. My eyes are healed!!! Thank you Jesus.

Out for a Walk

We absolutely love Pauline's faith and her courage!  We love that God gives us courage, and meets us outside of the church so we can be moved by compassion, encourage the broken and weary, and prophetically release God's call on people's lives!  Thank-you Pauline for this very encouraging testimony!

"Walking around Lafarge Lake this morning, a young man in a wheelchair kept passing me. I noticed that his right leg was missing. I told the Holy Spirit that if He wanted me to pray for him, he had to stop and stay in one spot. Well, he did, just when I was walking near him for a 3rd time. I approached him gently, and inquired about his condition. He told me that he had cancer, and doctors had to amputate his leg. I offered prayer, and he accepted willingly. I commanded his leg to grow back and to be restore fully; I prayed for his immune system to be strengthened. Then, words of encouragement started flowing from my spirit; he would have a long, normal and healthy life; he would heal people suffering from cancer; he would be a blessing for others. I prayed joy, peace and love to inhabit his soul. I could see that he was moved, and I was too as something special was happening, the Kingdom of heaven was at hand. Indeed, that is what we are carrying. I then walked home full of the joy of the Lord."

Finding Treasure

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"During the Treasure Hunts last week, my team saw a group of teens sitting in Leigh Square and one of them was wearing 'blue shorts' which was on my list, so some of us approached them. We told them we were on a treasure hunt and asked if they could help us, to which they said yes. We told them we were looking for people with items on our treasure map. We mentioned the girl in the blue shorts, and asked whether or not either her or anyone else's names were on our list also. No one had any of the names on any list, but we got to celebrate taking the risk. Then we asked them about some of the other things that we had, such as back pain, sore feet etc and one guy had all of them, so we got to pray for healing, and then he let us prophesy over him. Turning the attention back to the girl with the blue shorts, we asked if there was anything way we could pray for her, and she agreed to let us bless her, also allowing us to prophesy over her about God giving her a creative gift in the arts.

After that a person on our team spotted a man in a 'cowboy hat', another clue on our list, so two people went over to talk to him. While we were waiting, I said hello to an older man at the bus stop. He asked me what we were doing and I told him that we were on a treasure hunt looking for people that God wanted to bless and maybe needed prayer for something, and he said "you can pray for me". He needed prayer for his leg, so we prayed for him. Afterwards, we asked him to test it out, he told me that his leg felt immediately better! Praise God. Then the man began to tell us about his Church background and why he doesn't go to Church anymore. I told him that God loves him and it doesn't matter what Church he goes to or doesn't go to, He is passionate about you regardless.

A little later we spotted a young woman with 'red hair' walking down the street with her boyfriend, I stopped them and told her we were on a treasure hunt and I believed she was my treasure, and then asked if I could bless her in any way? She said yes, we asked if she needed prayer for anything and she just shrugged her shoulders, as if to say not really. So I prophesied over her, I felt God wanted her to know that some negative things in her life were about to change for the good. She started to get teary eyed as her boyfriend nodded "yes that's so true". Afterward she didn't know what to say and could only smile with the encouragement."

Words of Knowledge

" Today whilst at work, a lady came through my checkout, as she was paying for her items I began to feel a pain in a small area on my left hand. When I became aware of it, I knew that I should at least risk being wrong. So I asked her "Excuse me, this might sound like a very bizarre question to be asked, and I am sorry if it is, but do you have pain right here in your left hand (pointing to the exact small area that I experienced the pain).

She replied "No I don't... But my mother does"

I smiled and just let it hang there. Partly because I wasn't sure what to say next. Eventually I decided to just say " I am spiritual and sometimes pick up on things that people need a miracle for". She then went on to say "How did you know about that? My mother has a problem right where you asked, and later today we are going to a specialist doctor to get some answers about what is going on".

I quickly said "Do you want to try something real fast?"

She said yes because she "had no idea how I could have know that". We stepped out of the way towards an empty till, and I very quickly asked for her mothers name, then took her left hand and declared healing and restoration over her whole body in the name of Jesus. Before she left she took note of my name and said she would come back to find me and let me know what happens. I am excited at the idea that this could be the beginning to a beautiful adventure between her and God. As she left she smiled and said thank you! "

Moved by Compassion

Tell us what happened:

"Last Sunday, I was having lunch with my sister and brother-in-law at a restaurant in Montréal. They were telling me about a friend who is suffering from a serious heart condition. While they were telling me about her, I was overwhelmed with great compassion.

All of a sudden, this woman walked into the restaurant with her husband and other friends. I felt as though I had to pray for her. After excusing myself, I looked for her and found her on the terrace. I introduced myself and shared what I was feeling in my heart. She warmly agreed for me to pray for her on the spot. While praying, I sensed the presence of God, it was so strong. She hugged me and so did her husband, who was very moved at what had just happened. I felt such a great joy all day long, because i chose to step out in faith and offer to pray for a stranger. I had done my part and surely, God would take over."