The Miracle of Twenty Years

Gordon Hostter survived intensive Care Unit (ICU). He was there for some time—but not without God and the ministering angels—while a group of friends kept sending prayers to heaven on his behalf. The wave of prayers was channeled towards him and emptied themselves upon him. Gordon testified that he could feel that some intercessors were interceding for him. God answered the prayers, Gordon came out of it, out of sickness and fear of death.

 As Gordon held on to his walker amid the group to share his testimony, he began with handing out a book written on prayers by Elizabeth George titled: “A Woman After God’s Own Heart”. He quickly went into his tiny sheets of paper to share a brief exhortation on Prayers. Gordon has been a pastor for several years. In his old age and with the health challenges, his language of faith did not change. His faith in God remains strong.

Gordon’s face shone in a special way that morning as he glowed with joy. For twenty years, people have been praying for the salvation of a loved one, Roger, and all seemed to have given up on him. Gordon would not. Two weeks ago, as said by Gordon, he received a unique call from Roger, who was beaming over the phone as he shared his testimony of salvation. The Lord had done it in His time. The drops of prayers here and there had formed a mighty ocean in which Roger was submerged. The fountain of life had found him at the crossroad, and he had said YES to the Lord Jesus Christ.

With God, all things are possible. We are reminded not to ever give up on any of our loved ones. The weariness would come at a point, but we must keep believing. Christ died for all, and He is still “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”. Our loved ones are part of people Christ died for too.

A prayer is a powerful tool. It is an act the Holy Spirit leads and teaches. When we release ourselves to God, His Spirit will move us to pray according to His will. As we pray, we must also believe God for the impossible. Even when the answers seem to be delayed, we must never give up but patiently wait for them. A mother had spent all her lifetime praying for the salvation of her dear son to no avail. She eventually died not seeing the promise fulfilled. Two weeks after her death, her son came to the Lord. God is ever faithful. Things will add up eventually.

We need God and His Holy Spirit in our day-to-day life and our houses. When we create an atmosphere in our home where the Holy Spirit feels comfortable to stay, connecting with God in prayers will be an easy thing. God answers prayers.

Author: O. Margaret Akinloye

I used to be a country girl raised humbly by my God-conscious grandmother. My grandmother made me read the Bible to her every day until I fell in love with the God of the Bible. After high school, I gave my life completely to Christ at Reinhard Bonnke Crusade and got adopted by the ministry of Pastor/Dr. W.F Kumuyi. When I gave Christ my life, He took it, redecorated it in His ways, and added meaning to it. I am happily married and blessed with three wonderful children. Dr. Akinloye, O. Margaret (Ph.D., JP, PMP)

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