This is a repost from last year’s article. I am sharing it for a couple in Zurich who I just heard are facing a similar situation.
“A miracle for a pregnant mother
As we are learning to tap into the power of God’s love I found myself doing very unusual things. Ghaffar comes off the phone. He has just spoken with a pregnant woman in Lahore that we prayed for the previous Sunday. Sonia’s ultrasound had indicated a severe case of Hydrocephalus – water on the brain. An abortion would almost cetainly be recommended.
Two weeks before this trip Bob Hazlett had prophesied that my wife Isa would start to have an anointing for healing of brains. Now alone in Lahore, I imagined myself holding Isabelle’s hand in my left hand as I held the Sonia’s hand in my right hand. “Lord let that word become true now. Let the healing anointing for brains flow through me to this baby” I prayed. As I pictured the connection being made I felt nothing but Sonia’s hand began to vibrate powerfully. She said she felt the power of God flowing into her body.
Now as we are travelling we remembered to call her to ask what happened at the hospital. “Good news” smiles Ghaffar “They did another scan and the baby is perfect”. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Father for confirming you love and honoring our faith like this. At moments like this I am overwhelmed by the fear of the Lord. It is a weighty feeling of awe and reverence, mixed with an awareness of the sheer privilege to be part of such happenings.
Read the whole original post “Reflections from an Orphan Nation“
I just read the email from the couple in question here in Switzerland who have shared their similar situation as a prayer request.
I started praying and pressing into the Father to ask him what to do. I feel the parents pain and I feel the Father’s compassion. Then I feel the fear of God. It is that trepidation of knowing that we have been entrusted with treasure in earthen vessels. Without him I am nothing. Without his grace I am nothing. Yet he has entrusted me with something – a secret, an experience, a divine channel or connection. It reminds of a dream the Lord once gave me.
I was told there was a secret passage behind a wall that would give us access to the fire escape. We could not find the hidden button. We searched and searched. Every now and then I walked to a hige window and watched huge dinosaur like beings fighting. Then I returned to seek the button. Finally I found it and the wall exploded. It was not one of those hidden trap doors that open and close to remain hidden. Once opened it could not be closed. I asked the Lord what it meant and after a long time he seemed to say, once we find the key the door is open for everyone else to enter.
We see this again and again in the life of Jesus – he presses into the Father to make a connection between heaven and earth and then he says to his disciples – go ahead – you do the same thing. Notice how none of his disciples had to go through the same wilderness experience or go to the cross to receive the authority that is imparted to them. Jesus does the hard work to create the breakthrough. He breaks the hole in the wall so that we can all enter the fire escape literally and easily.
I want to follow this thought more but right now I just need to get this post out their to build the faith of all our friends praying for P+S.