April 8, 2020
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of John 14:12 says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these”
Jesus said, Ephphatha” and healed the man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech (Mark 7:34). Can such a miracle happen today? Can a man of God perform such a miracle in the present time? Well I wish to refer to the testimony of a sister Shirley from Ooty who shared her testimony after watching our programme in the Tamilan Channel. Her only son Samson met with an accident while crossing the road from his school bus. He was hit down by an Omnibus and his skull broke and was hospitalized. After 15 days, he was announced dead.
The mother called up to me in tears and said, ”Brother, He is my only son and I am on the way to the burial ground. Please pray that God should strengthen us at this point in time. “
I was broken in my spirit. And immediately asked her to keep her phone in the ears of her dead son and I cried out to the Lord. “O Death where is your victory?
O Death where is your sting?” Lord You heard the prayer of Elijah and brought back life into the dead body of the widow’s son. “Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah and the soul of the child came back to him and he revived,” I asked the Lord can only Elijah the prophet bring back life to the dead boy. Will You not revive the spirit of Samson again into his body and wipe away the tears of his mother? In the same way Lord takes pity on this boy Samson and revives his dead body to life. I cried to the Lord earnestly, for I believed that the prayer of the righteous avails much”. Suddenly the mother burst with a shout of joy saying, “Brother, Samson opened his eyes and his feet is moving”. They rushed the boy to the hospital. Doctors were amazed and after 20 days, in the ICU, he was discharged.
Prayer warriors in the prayer tower were praying and were constantly in touch with Sister Shirley. Once while I was fasting and praying for the “Anbarin Padathil Oru Naal” meeting the Lord asked me to inquire about Samson. So, I called up to Sister Shirley, she said that all was well with Samson except that he will never be able to speak for the rest of his life. She further said that she was glad to at least see her son alive. I was very disturbed in my heart. So I asked her to keep the phone again in his ears. and prayed to the Lord. I reminded God about the incident of the deaf man who had an impediment in his speech and how the Lord Jesus 2000 years ago looked up to heaven and said “Ephphatha.” and immediately his ears were opened. And the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and immediately he spoke plainly.
I too pronounced the word “Ephphatha.’’ Which means “Be Opened” with a loud voice and called upon the Holy Name of the Lord God of Israel, the Maker of the Universe to perform a miracle for Samson. I said, “Lord releases his vocal cord that had been damaged in the accident and let God’s mighty power be revealed through Samson. Let every dead cell be revived in the name of Jesus. Lord, please undo the knot that has tied up his tongue from speaking. Loosen the bonds of his speech.
Just then, the Lord heard my Prayer. God loosened his tongue and Samson said, “Amma” The mother was surprised to hear the voice of her son and so rushed him again to the Doctor. There was joy in her voice when she called up to thank me. The doctors were surprised as to how Samson could speak. When the disciples asked Jesus how he performed miracles and drove out demons Jesus told them, that “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Samson who called out to his mother on that day continues to speak forever. God is alive. He performs miracles even today. Praise the Lord.
Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Thank You for hearing our prayer, however difficult the situation might be. Thank you for giving us the heart to trust in You at all times. Bless us to completely depend upon You. May we realize that Jesus is still alive and is able to perform miracles even today for those who cry out to Him.
In Jesus Name we pray.