I love your presence (part 5)

Here is some of my notes from the healing conference in Kent a few weeks ago. I appreciate that they will not be much interest to most people and are a bit too bitty but it’s doing me a lot of good writing them up  and I want to keep a record of them. I’m pushing forward at the moment with the idea of putting more stuff online. I can’t see much reason to keep this where I will forget about it and no one else will ever see it. Anyway, this talk was given by Joaquin Evans:

  • Christianity is not about God it’s being with God.
  • God is not just a healer he is healing. Healing is not just something he does from time to time, it is something that he is, his presence brings healing. Where his presence goes healing goes. If God is healing then wherever he is healing will come. (me – God releases the captives, “where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom” – however God is sometimes very present with people in captivity…)
  • Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is a substance. (me – I have often wondered about what this verse is saying about faith…I must look into it more. Similarly with the idea of the anointing…)
  • Belief needs expectancy to become faith. You can believe but not do or expect something to happen. Faith has expectancy. (me – I like this, not least because God has been highlighting the word expectancy for me as a key part of faith).
  • They often see miracles without anyone laying hands on people. Once a man’s ear started hearing again as he stepped into the room.
  • “We lay hands on people if we have to”
  • Faith is spelt risk because we have to step out
  • Sometimes the best thing you can do is outside the box. There was a lady with crushed bones, I think in her foot. An off road vehicle had run over her. You would think that would take lots of prayer. They just said to her “Walk down to the wall and back” and she was healed.
  • The world is currently experiencing the greatest revival that has ever touched the Earth (apart from when Jesus was around). It’s not just happening in one place, it’s worldwide.
  • Col 1:19 – “peace” in this verse means to be made whole or to be set at one again.
  • (me – creation waits for the sons of God to be revealed because son ship is more primary). Not conservation but conversion.
  • “The cool of the day” = “ruach/breath of the day”, => Adam walked with God in the spirit. (me – I can kind of see that as the word can be translated “breath”)
  • I command this knee to behave itself” ie call the knee back into the order it was created for.
  • A man persuaded his father who had stage for esophageal cancer to come to the Bethel healing rooms. His father didn’t want to go but agreed on the condition that no one would lay hands on him. Everyone respected his desire when he was being prayed for, except a 12-year-old boy who hadn’t heard the instruction. The boy placed his hand on the man and the man fell over backwards and was out for 45 mins. There is no junior holy spirit! When the man came round he remarked what are the odds I would have landed on a pillow! (of course it had been put there for him after he fell!). He had felt fire and warmth in his chest and throat. While he was out Jesus had introduced himself. If you asked him who led him to the Lord he would reply “Jesus!”. He was totally healed and completely free of cancer. He got so tired of telling the specialists what had happened to him he made a brochure to tell all about it.
  • This man who I think is called Rick now drives people up every other weekend to the healing rooms to get them healed. He drove one lady who was going to die up to Redding. During the six-hour drive she was in great pain. She didn’t sleep all night when she got there because of the pain and the fear that it would not work. They brought her in a wheelchair. In 20 min she was up doing laps around the healing rooms.
  • The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. That means “God will do it again” (me – I am still looking in to this as I can’t quite see it).
  • A lady called Betty is 87 years old and is the most dangerous lady in the kingdom of heaven.
  • There is no such thing as a hard place once you show up.
  • In the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem Joaquin got a pain in his jaw. He asked two ladies if they had any pain in their jaw but they didn’t. He kept asking people until someone said “yes, how did you know?“. He replied “the God of Israel showed me“. If there is ever supposed to be a hard place you would think it would be in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem. He prayed “in the name of the God of Israel, pain going“. When the person got healed he told them that this power is available through Jesus who we believe is the Messiah. The man he was healed couldn’t really argue because he had already has experience of Jesus and his power. It is hard to argue with an experience of the truth.
  • Jesus demonstrated first and explained second. (not always true but he did use miracles to back up his words “so that you may know…get up and walk”).
  • Anyway, after healing the man they called out to see if anybody else want to be healed. Breakthrough releases more breakthrough. Faith releases more faith. Just start with the one.
  • This might sound like an odd question but have you got pain in your left shoulder?”
  • I think they ended up being there 45 min healing loads of people.
  • Joaquin wasn’t always a Christian. For a while he was one foot in and one foot out. He prayed for two days “if you are real show up”. God said “you need to be humble”. He prayed what he later found out to be a very dangerous prayer “okay, then humble me“. In a meeting God told him to “get low“. The speaker was talking about this generation being the captain of the final harvest. He then said “there are people who need to humble themselves before God”. Joaquin said “if its you [God] get him to say it again“. The man did.  Joaquin ran to the front and threw himself on the ground. The liquid love of God fell on him and he had a vision of Jesus on the other side of a lake saying there is enough for anyone to have all they want. Joaquin was standing ankle deep at the water’s edge.
  • I do not have all the answers. “Not everyone that we pray for gets healed”. But I will see more tomorrow than today. When someone doesn’t get healed it’s important not to take offence. Why does someone get healed one time and not someone else the next time? I don’t know. Lean not on your own understanding. If I do not stop I will have more breakthrough.
  • They stopped people in Croatia and asked “do you want to feel the power of God?”. They place their hands over the hands of the person they were talking to and they felt the power of God. That makes talking about Jesus a whole lot easier because people have already encountered him
  • It’s about hosting his presence and letting him be good.
  • A number of people got healed to the conference. A five-year shoulder injury, a four-year numbness on one side from a 20 footfall. Four years of pain in the feet (and he was a postman!). Many years of pain the top of the back went in Jesus name. 10 years of allergies to fruit and vegetables and that’s gone. They eight an apple at lunch and lived to tell the tale (ie they suffered no ill effects). 20 years of pain and numbness all gone. Four years of pressure in the ears gone. They can also hear better now.
  • I think it was Bill Johnson who said “when you tell God you love him he puts it on speaker phone“.
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