LONGTERM, PARTIAL DEAFNESS + NERVE PAIN HEALED: A Loft regular had a word of knowledge that someone had ear issues and nerve issues in their hands. After announcing over the microphone, a woman came forward and said, "That's me. I am hard of hearing (partial deafness) in both of my ears and my hands have had chronic weakness and nerve pain for years."
The Loftee with the word of knowledge laid hands on the woman with the ear and hand pain, praying healing in Jesus' name. The woman fell to the floor under the power of the Spirit. While she was in the floor, she suddenly noticed she could distinctly make out whispering 15-20 feet away. Volume around her had seemed to increase in general. When she stood up, her nerve pain was gone, and she'd recovered strength and full mobility in her thumb and wrist.
HOLE IN HEART MIRACULOUSLY FILLED (Doctor Documented): A man and his girlfriend came to receive prayer. He'd been having issues being tormented by what he felt was "demonic oppression." He also had formed a hole in his heart so large, the physicians had informed him he'd begun leaking dangerous levels of blood. Tests revealed he needed a risky surgery, and very soon.
Before visiting us, this man's friend suggested he go see a priest, especially regarding the demonic part. So, the man did. The priest listened to him and said, "well, I can't do anything for you." haha. So, the man went back to his friend. His friend then apparently suggested our Tuesday night Healing Room. So, the man and his girlfriend walked through our doors, joined us in worship for a while, before some of the team began ministering to him personally. While they prayed over him, something began to manifest, his body suddenly turned an eerie cold and then quickly normal again. The man reported feeling as if something had left. Then, as they continued praying, the Holy Spirit came upon him and what he described as an intense, but wonderful heat filled his chest. He felt in his body he was healed.
After we'd gone back to worshipping, the man suddenly said, "It feels like electricity is going through my entire body. I've never experienced anything like this before. I can feel God!" We encouraged him Jesus loved Him deeply and the power of His Spirit was healing and filling him. His girlfriend had a wonderful love encounter with the Lord as well. One week later and the man returned to share he'd gone back to the hospital/doctor on Monday for more tests - preliminary to surgery. After careful review, they said, "the hole has for some reason been nearly completely filled. You no longer need surgery. In fact, there's nothing else about this that needs to be done."
HEARING AIDS NO MORE: "I haven't been able to hear very well since 1969. In fact, around 2010 my hearing was so bad I had to read people's lips to make out what they were saying. In 2012 I started wearing hearing aids. My first night at The Loft, Carl came over to me and said that before church, the Lord had showed him a man with glasses and a mustache that he was to minister to. That was me! He laid hands on me and prayed for my hearing to be restored. I immediately began to hear clearly for the first time in 48 years! I left The Loft without my aids in, and I praise the Lord Jesus Christ!"
SURPRISED BY HOLY SPIRIT: I'd had a horrible cough for 3 weeks now, and I asked for healing since the meds make me feel worse. Rose Straeter was praying and asked if I have ever been baptized in the Spirit, and if there is a gift that I've asked for. Right away I said, "the gift of tongues." But I had some doubt, not about what God could do, but what I would allow Him to do. Rose and her husband just kept pressing in, asking me to clear my mind and focus on the Lord - to not worry what was around me or what my flesh wanted. At first, I know I resisted, but as I kept seeking Him in faith it was like a chain that broke. The dam gave way. Tongues began to flow out of me. I kept thinking, "Finally! I've wanted this gift so long!!" I knew I had been letting my flesh be in control, holding me back. I've always compared myself to others thinking, "I would never be worthy or holy enough." Rose just kept pressing in, slowly my flesh started to break down. It was amazing, truly amazing! I don't think I've quit smiling since!
FRESH FIRE, JOY RESTORED: I walked in spiritually dry and emotionally numb. For a year, I had felt as though I was dragging myself to church. Half way through this Loft service, one of the leaders began to read from a book of visions and described how God had visited him in his apartment while reading the book. As he read, I suddenly felt an unexpected heat come over my whole body. I began to laugh uncontrollably. When I got home, that warm, loving Presence remained, and all I could do was pray in tongues until I went to sleep. The next morning, His touch was still there and I realized God had restored the joy of my salvation. Holy Spirit is always near!
BACK & LEG HEALED: A 75 years young lady came to the altar for prayer. She'd had chronic pain in her back since a car accident several years ago. She mentioned her leg had also felt different than the other since the incident. After seating her, and ensuring her back was flush with the back of the chair, two leaders held her legs out to check lengths. Her left heel was about 1/4 to 1/2 inch shorter than the other. After a simple, but believing prayer, several eye witnesses watched her left leg shoot out to match the other! The lady immediately stood up, walked around, bent over every which way, and even did a little hop before raising her arms and praising God for NO PAIN!
The next day, Josh received a voicemail from her saying she just walked over a mile with her grandson, and for the first time in years had zero pain. In tears, she ended her message with, "I guess no one is too old to be touched by the Lord!"
SEVERE LATEX ALLERGY HEALED: For years, I'd suffered with this condition. I couldn't be around latex balloons or gloves. I couldn't even eat at a restaurant that used latex gloves in food preparation. Every time I went, I had to call first to make sure it was "safe." The allergy had progressed to the point I had anaphylactic reactions - my throat would close, I would have difficulty breathing, and on several occasions I was rushed to the ER. But in May of 2016, I was completely healed in one of the worship services! When they laid hands on me, I was knocked to the floor by the power of God. When I got up, I was totally free and haven't had an allergic reaction since!
AGNOSTIC SAVED & SET FREE FROM ADDICTIONS, DEPRESSION, CUTTING, & SUICIDE: The first time I walked into The Loft in the summer of 2015, I was a self-harming, alcohol-abusing, depressed, anorexic agnostic who had her suicide note written and a suicide date chosen. I had reached the end of my rope and only visited The Loft to appease a loved one who had been adamantly insisting that I go. That night though, I felt a wave of God's presence so tangible that I could no longer deny His Power or realness. I sporadically attended services out of sheer curiosity until one night in October I came forward at the altar call for prayer. I approached the front not expecting anything other than hype and emotionalism, but received so much more. I was overwhelmed by the unadulterated Presence of God, and I was delivered from spirits of self-harm, self-hatred, depression, suicide, anorexic/bulimic tendencies, etc.
Shortly afterwards, I received the Holy Spirit while praying for a friend in my home. As I grew in my relationship with God, I began to operate in some of the things that I didn't even believe in the first time I walked into The Loft. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that these people followed the call that God placed on their lives. If not for their obedience and God's saving grace, I would not be here.
HEART RESTORED: In December 2015, my husband left me. I was alone. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was in so much pain and was heartbroken. My faith was being tested more than ever before. So on a cold morning, I went and stood in line outside an event The Loft was hosting called Christmas on the Streets. I saw people receiving prayer. Others were being offered hot chocolate. I saw Jesus in a wonderful way. I saw people who love Jesus so much it overflows. After I realized it was a church, I decided to come to the Sunday night service. I asked for prayer, and kept coming back, every week. God used the people to minister to me. Jesus showed me that hurt people hurt people, and I started to experience God’s love again. I found joy and more growth. I began trusting God in new ways. God restored and healed me!
These people were there when I moved temporarily to reconcile with my husband. They were there when he divorced me. God changed me from someone who had no hope to someone who is sharing God’s hope and love with others. He has changed my life in so many ways. I have become a different person. He also healed my tooth at the 1st "Is God Real" event, and it's problems were not even on the x-ray when I went back this week! The Loft have become my family.
RECEIVED FIRE: I came hungry for the Holy Spirit (though I didn't voice it). I received prayer for some physical issues and after a few minutes, the tangible fire of the Spirit came all over me to the degree, I had to quickly sit down or I would have fallen. I'd never experienced anything like that before, and went home greatly encouraged and hungry for more of Jesus.
BAPTIZED IN THE SPIRIT: During worship, I felt a wave of God's Presence suddenly come upon me. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues for the first time without anyone even praying for me!
CHRONIC LIMP HEALED: I walked into The Loft painfully limping from a recent car accident. During prayer, I was physically healed as the fire of the Holy Spirit literally shook me to the core! Afterwards, I stood in front of everyone twisting, turning and touching my toes while crying tears of joy. Jesus has set me free from many addictions, but now I am free from pain!
SAVED, BLIND EYE & BROKEN WRIST HEALED: A woman from Indiana drove two hours with a friend to The LOFT to receive what she thought was some possible emotional healing. Her backstory was one of terrible rejection, brokenness and abuse. When we asked her if she'd been "born-again" in Jesus, she simply said, "no." So, we shared the gospel with her - that God so valued and loved her, He gave His son that she could be set totally free and start fresh with a new identity and relationship with Him. She replied that she'd never heard about Jesus in such ways. She willingly repented and received Christ into her life. Immediately, she began to feel waves of peace. She was also wearing a brace because her wrist had been recently been broken in two places. After one prayer, her pain went from a self-described, chronic level 8 to zero so quickly. She and her friend were in shock. They removed the brace and then began to pick up heavy objects with tears of joy.
The Holy Spirit then came upon her and she began to shake. This woman had no grid for this, but said it was wonderful. "It's real!" she exclaimed as for the first time she began to speak in tongues, as the Spirit surged waves of love through her body.While she was receiving prayer, Lydia gave her a prophetic word that "God was going to restore the joy of sand beneath her feet." The stunned woman then shared how'd she'd served in Afghanistan and Iraq during her time in the military, and that because of the horrific things she saw, she no longer enjoyed nor had set foot on even vacation beach sand such as in Florida or the Carolina's. Next, she informed us of an autoimmune disease she'd been diagnosed with in 2013, and that she'd been totally blind in her right eye since. After walking her through some forgiveness, the woman's blind eye fully opened at the mention of Jesus' name!
DREAMING DREAMS: After repeatedly being in the Presence of God, He restored to my wife and I the gift of prophetic dreaming. Since then, one or both of us receives a "God dream" nearly every week, and sometimes multiple times a week.
EMBOLDENED TO PRAY FOR HEALING: After attending The Loft, hearing the teaching and seeing what God was doing with my own eyes, I became emboldened to lay hands on the sick "outside the walls." Guess what? I saw my first miraculous healing in the workplace that next week!
FIRST TIME SALVATION: I received salvation in Jesus!
ACCURATE WORDS: While receiving prayer, one of the leaders said she saw me constantly hiding away in me bedroom, but also being expressive with drawing. I didn't say much in the moment, but later I confessed that everything Lydia prayed for me was right on and it freaked me out! Also, when Josh put his hand on my head, I felt this warmth and tingling come all over my body, and it stayed for a long time, even after he took his hand off.
NECK AND SHOULDER HEALED: Carl laid hands on me, commanded the pain to go and muscles to align. About 30 seconds in, the pain completely left my body. I can't stop smiling. I can now move my neck freely every which way!
BAPTIZED IN THE SPIRIT: Susan & Jill were praying for me and I started shaking. My tongue began moving and I started speaking in this other language. At first, it seemed weird, but it was honestly one of the best feelings I've ever had!
HEALED FROM ASTHMA, ASSURED OF HIS LOVE: I have been saved, and I know God is real. But I feel like I'd never experienced the fullness of His love and the assurance of His intent for me - until I attended "Is God Real?" I received healing from chronic asthma and a rash I used to struggle with! I also received an abundance of joy and peace like never before!
DEPRESSION GONE: During prayer, a lady spoke about depression being broken off. I came forward and shared everything that was going on with me. I received a total breakthrough with it and am completely healed! Thank you Lord and thank you for having this.
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