Acts 29 – Memorable -6

Jesus healed the blind.  In Acts 29, it should be recorded that the work continued.

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John 9:25 – He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

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During the early 80’s, I was an itinerate minister, traveling wherever the Lord might open a door of ministry.  One such door was opened to me by a man I came to love and appreciate deeply for his great compassion for the body of Christ.  He was the pastor of a church in Yadkinville, North Carolina, a small city near my hometown of Winston-Salem.  We had met when he attended a crusade I was holding with a fellow minister in Yadkinville.  Following his attendance, he asked me to come and speak at the church he pastored.  He wanted me to speak Sunday through Sunday – a full week.  I was honored.

Each night the facility was packed with people.  There was an undeniable hunger for the Word of God like I had seen in few places.  On a Tuesday evening, after the message was delivered, we had a time of prayer for healing and deliverance for people who came.  One of those people was a retired lady about 70 years of age.  She was legally blind, had to be led about, and was helped to the altar for prayer.  Not having witnessed her being led about, I asked her what her need was.  She told me she wanted to receive healing for her sight, and she wanted to get her driver’s license again so she could live free and help others.  I ministered to her according to the Word.  I learned that were many people present who knew her and stood with her in agreement.  After the time of ministry, she very matter-of-factly thanked the Lord for her healing, and walked back to her seat, and after the close of the service, out of the church on her own.  Those who knew her simply stood in awe.

She was back for the remaining services that week, and on Friday night, she came to the pastor, Gilmer Dunn, and asked if she could testify.  As a part of the praise service, he called on her to testify.  She came to the pulpit, unassisted, and gave public thanks to the Lord for healing her eyes.  Then she produced her new re-issued North Carolina driver’s license.  The Lord had done a miracle for her, and she was happy to show it off to everyone and honor the Lord.  Once again, Acts 29 in operation nearly nineteen centuries after the Scriptures were completed.  Saying it ended with the death of John is obviously wrong.  It still goes on today.  Receive and rejoice.

Manna for Today – John 9; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; John 17:18; John 20-21

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