weekend "Friends of the Bridegroom" (Mike Bickle) organized the
conference "Signs, Wonders & the Prophetic" in Kansas City. Speakers
were Mike Bickle, Jack Deere, Jill Austin, Bill Subritzky, Kingsley Fletcher,
Rick Joyner and Todd Bentley. As a part-time student of Mike's school (Jill
Austin is my teacher), I had the joy of being on the conference ministry
team. What a joy to be able to be a blessing, a channel of the Holy Spirit! I
also prayed for people to be healed in those meeting described in the
testimony below. Todd Bentley has been to KC three times in the last few
months. He's a 26-year-old Canadian, a prophetic evangelist who moves in
signs & wonders - a firstfruit (as he calls himself) of what is yet to
come. I greatly honor this man of God and see him as a great example to learn
A trickle becomes a flood…
Todd began his speaking time by sharing experiences from his mission crusade
to India that ended only a few days earlier. He related how they had to
overcome fierce opposition from Hindu and Islamic elements that tried to shut
the crusade down. (For more information on this, please visit revival reports
As Todd expanded on the levels and aspects of healing and the healing
anointing, the atmosphere began to change. Generally, when Todd is speaking
of healing as it relates to biblical events, there is an open acceptance to
the message. As this message begins to focus more on the present times, the
atmosphere begins to change. When he then tells them THEY can have the same
anointing, that the gifting is transferable, many cannot accept this concept.
Todd then has to tear off this unbelief with scriptural proof that the
healing anointing is for today and for all believers.
Todd proceeded to challenge the unbelief with scriptural evidence of God’s
promises regarding healing. As he did so, the air was charged with an
unnatural tension. Suddenly, a man came running down one of the aisles and up
to the front of the stage. He was sobbing and crying out, arms stretched
wide. Todd spoke a blessing over the man, asking that the Holy Spirit would
come upon him and touch his life. The man fell to the floor and Todd
continued with his message. Less than 30 seconds later a woman also walked
forward. Soon another person did the same. Then the trickle became a flood,
as droves of people rushed forward to receive a touch from the Holy Spirit. In
just a short time, the entire front of the conference hall was jammed tight
with people. We were reminded of the message from the previous night;
"When God decides to visit, He will interrupt our program."
The testimonies were overwhelming and is was diffficult to gather all of
them. Todd called up to the stage anyone who could testify of a healing of
any sort. The line of people grew so long that he had to finally quit
bringing them up.
Numerous people testified to having healed backs, shoulders, arms, and legs. These
testimonies stemmed from injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, failed surgeries
and so on. One man was a chiropractor who had been forced to stop using
certain techniques because of the pain it caused in his own shoulder. He
stated that he’d been receiving repeated prayers during the conference and
that it seemed to lessen the pain for a short time. During one of the
corporate prayers, he felt warmth in his shoulder. He claimed that he now had
full range of motion and was pain free!
A woman, oppressed by Multiple Sclerosis since birth, was able to raise her
arms over her head without pain or difficulty. A man with emphysema for 28
years claimed he was breathing clearly. A nurse that had terrible pain in her
knees from torn cartilage and had failed surgeries was able to bend and kneel
without pain. She also reported that she had fallen on the ice outside earlier
in the day and was barely able to walk to the conference.
Todd called up a man who had endured excruciating back pain for ten years. He
had received four back surgeries. His hands and legs from the knees down,
were numb. He claimed he felt fire running through these numbed areas and the
pain in his pain was gone! Todd said the Lord had given him a vision as the
man spoke. He said he saw this man going to villages with this testimony and
performing miracles of healing.
Another woman, Mary, was called forward by a word of knowledge and testified
to being healed of constant severe migraines. She had been involved in a
couple of accidents that progressively injured her neck and spine, along with
several other areas of her body. She told me that earlier in the year, she
came to one of Todd’s meeting in Lee Summit. Since then, the Word of God was
more alive to her as she read the Bible. She also told me that she had been
listening to Todd’s Toronto message on the Internet. She said it had made a big
difference in building her faith.
Earlier, the parents of Lauren Sadler were called out of the meeting to the
children’s ministry rooms. She was complaining of severe stomach pain. The
caretakers and her parents began to pray for her and she suddenly jumped to
her feet, pain free! She and her father, Paul, came to the stage to testify.
Another area of healing occurred in the area of restored sight and hearing.
Inhee Hoo, of Korea, could not see clearly more than several inches from her
face. After several rounds of prayer from Todd and the ministry team, she was
able to read the exit signs and could describe the pictographs for the
escalator and elevator on the other side of the huge conference hall!
Susanne, blind in her left eye for four years, said she could see motion.
Another woman brought to the platform was totally blind in one eye and only
had twenty percent sight in the other. She was progressively experiencing
things becoming “brighter” as Todd prayed several times over her. Rita
Whitfield, one of the conference staff members, had worn glasses all her
life. She came to the stage without glasses and said that everything looked
extremely sharp and defined. She was still having trouble reading print but
she was amazed at the increased clarity she received.
Sonja Squires was deaf in her right ear since she was two years old. She
received healing near the end of the meeting and said her ear was itching and
very sensitive. She said she could hear out of it again after thirty-three
years of deafness! Rebecca Chan also reported an increase in hearing during
the same wave of prayer. Several other people testified to hearing
restoration. One gentleman had 50% hearing loss in both ears. He reported
feeling heat wash over him and then his hearing improved. Louise Lousma had
been nearly deaf for forty years. She took out her hearing aids and could
distinguish sounds much more clearly. Another woman that was brought to the
platform said that for the last ten years she had been losing her hearing.
During one of the healing waves of prayer, she physically felt something come
up through her neck and out of her ear. Todd told her it was a demonic spirit
that was cast out. She said that when it left, she could hear again! Another
man testified to hearing again after twenty years!
The list goes on and on, the Spirit of God was moving in signs and wonders in
this day and age.
We give all the Glory To God!!
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