Jesus has raised the dead, healed the sick and did many miracles. He said, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.”
Miracles, signs and wonders are not new these days. We are often hearing and experiencing a lot of testimonies. One among them is the testimony of Pastor Mark Batterson who is a New York Times bestselling author and also the founder Pastor of National Community Church (NCC).
In a sermon delivered on Sunday, 22 August 2016, Batterson shared how Miraculously God healed his Asthma, a respiratory disorder he was suffering since more than 40 years. Since he was 3 years old, he often used to wake up in the nights with breathing difficulties.”My inhaler became my best friend for the next 40 years. Every single day I would take a puff of the inhaler multiple times and never went anywhere without it.”
About 2 months ago, Batterson has challenged his Church Congregants to pray the “bravest prayer you can pray.”,” God can move mountains!”, he told them. He also took the challenge and repeatedly asked God to take away his Asthma.
” I have been hospitalized for many weeks due to this problem and have taken many puffs of the inhaler than anyone can actually count. It has been frustrating. I have prayed every prayer I can possibly do. But I want you to Know. I am going to speak to that mountain, because my God is a God who is able to heal.”
Batterson asked his church members to pray for him so that the Lord would touch his lungs and heal his asthma.
And then, the miracle happened..
For 4 days, he had no need of the inhaler. It was years and years that he went four days without the inhaler. He actually hiked a mountain without the inhaler.
Those 4 days have become 50 days without the inhaler since he preached last Sunday. “I actually believed what I preached. And came to a point where I said, ‘Enough is enough. I’ve stayed at this mountain long enough.”
Batterson cheered up his congregants saying,” Pray like it depends on God, but work like it depends on you.“
“Talk to God about your mountain and talk to the mountain about the the ability of your God – who can do immeasurably more than we think or imagine, according to his power that is in work within us. Advance your destiny that God has for you!”
To Know more about Pastor Mark Batterson:http://www.markbatterson.com/