From: “Brenda Lange”
Date: October 16, 2011 7:09:50 AM CDT
Subject: Blog Oct. 16, 2011
AND THE DEAF SHALL HEAR!
Pequaria church members never ceases to amaze me. Today’s lesson was on the Sword of the Spirit, using a machete to explain how easy God can cut through any problem we have if we will only:
1. SPEAK HIS WORD over our problems
2. USE THE NAME OF JESUS to stop an attack of sickness or whenever we are threatened in any way.
Teaching uneducated people to accept that they have AUTHORITY to do these things because Jesus gave it to us is not always easy with just words.
So God sent us a healing miracle to drive home his point! J
I just love God’s teaching methods.
They don’t believe the one he sent to teach them, so God shows them!
After church today, our first teenage convert from last week, Nicolae, was sitting in the back of the church being very silent and sad looking. I sensed something was bothering him. He claimed he wasn’t sick, but when one of our youth questioned him, he admitted something was wrong with his hearing. He said for several weeks his hearing was getting worse, like something was plugging his ears so he couldn’t hear the teaching about God.
I called the other believers to gather round, and when I laid hands on his ears, IMMEDIATELY I KNEW, it wasn’t physical, but demonic.
We immediately rebuked the demonic powers and commanded them to release his ears in the name of Jesus!
That demon flew out of there so fast that the boy immediately regained his hearing!
I tested him by standing in front of him to keep him distracted while Nelson, my interpreter, stood 3 ft. behind him whispering words in Makua, their tribal language.
The boy repeated every word perfectly! Hallalujah Jesus!
EVERYONE began to shout and sing, and all doubt was washed away in shouts of JOY!
BABY RESCUED JUST AFTER CHURCH
My team and I got home to find a man waiting for us with a letter and a sick baby from Impire Village (15 miles away).
He and his sick wife had carried their baby to Balama hospital yesterday.
Both the mother and baby were admitted, but the hospital had no milk formula, so sent the father with the sick baby (high fever) to me.
It appears the baby is septic as the mother has an infection in her milk glands.
The baby is almost too sick to suck a bottle, but we did manage to get 1 ounce into the little boy.
Pastor Fred gave them a quick lesson in bottle feeding, before I rushed the baby back to the hospital for treatment.
We gave the family some baby clothes and they were most grateful as the 3 week old baby had no clothing at all.
We are grateful that Jesus has given us the means through YOUR LOVE GIFTS to be able to serve in this capacity.
One can of milk ($6) and a baby bottle ($1) was beyond the means of this father who had not a cent to his name.
STEP OUT IN FAITH AND ANSWER THE LORD’S CALL!
Today, I took our master carpenter, Mario, with me to Pequaria. He gave his testimony of how he listened to God’s words come from my mouth for 10 years before they finally sunk in. (he was a muslim). The church went wild after his very moving testimony.
I can see EVANGELIST written all over that man, and we plan to train him up to do just that.
He told me he had been witnessed to villagers everywhere we had sent him to build a roof on a church!
The man has found his calling and jumped into it!
JESUS walked this earth among the “common” people performing miracles for 3 years.
He expects no less of all of us who know God’s Word.
Practical ministry is what Jesus was all about and he needs EACH OF US to step out of our comfort zone to full fill the “calling” He gave us.
He had no church building. Just his voice, hands, and feet, which he used to get His message out to the multitudes.
I encourage all of you to STEP OUT IN FAITH, and become DOERS of God’s Word.
There is no higher reward than bringing Jesus in a real way to all those you meet.
TIME IS SHORT before He returns. There is no time to waste.
KWE KWE CHURCH converted 8 people today and burned a 2nd witchdoctor hut!
That’s 2 witchdoctors who have now come to Christ in that village in 30 days!
THE HARVEST IS RIPE, AND WE THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO GATHER IT IN.
Blessings in Christ,
Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama Team