by Terri Morey, Wife of Founding Elder, Poriya Congregation
In our small village of Poriya Illit, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, most of the residents know us as people who believe in Yeshua. We have been living in this wonderful community for over twenty-two years, and we have been welcomed and accepted by our neighbors. In fact, my husband was asked to be a part of the local governing body, and he held that office for over five years.
Recently, I received a call from Nurit, a friend I have known for a long time. She owns a home in Poriya Illit but is currently not living here. She asked if I knew of anyone who was looking for a house to rent. She wanted to rent her home, but only to a believer! We have a reputation for paying our rent on time and keeping the homes we rent in excellent condition.
I was able to refer our friends Michael and his wife as tenants. As a matter of fact, this article is largely about how God has been using Michael to bring healing to many here. He has had this blessing in his life for over 20 years and has been in our congregation and living in Israel for one year now. The match was good, and they agreed to rent the house. As they spoke, Michael asked Menashe, Nurit's husband, if he had had an accident eight years ago, and if it had caused him extreme back problems.
Menashe nodded and said, "Yes, this is true."
Michael then said, "God wants to heal you. Can I pray for you in the name of Yeshua?" Menashe agreed, and he was instantly healed.
This is what I have been waiting for - words of knowledge and healing evangelism! I just spoke to Nurit, and I asked if Menashe was still enjoying his healing. She said, "Yes."
I want to share with you who are reading these wonderful accounts of the healings our God has performed. In John 10:10 Yeshua tells us: "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
One of the most amazing healing stories that have come out of this congregation is the following: Dov who has been attending for the past half a year, brought a tour group of 20 people to our meeting. After the service, Michael invited any who needed healing to meet Dr. Yeshua in our guest room. All of the visitors did and all were completely healed. One man in particular had a problem with his knees and was hardly able to walk. Michael was shown to tell him to jump. He did, and as he jumped, more and more healing came into his body. He jumped for joy at the complete healing he received.
Also in the last two weeks, a friend of ours who is visiting Poriya for a season showed me a kind of girdle she was wearing to help keep her back rigid. When I asked why she needed it, she explained:
"Twenty years ago I was healed instantly from a spinal problem that affected my back. After the healing, I heard the Lord instructing me to go to a certain place and proclaim what He had done. I didn't do it, and the back problem returned. This is my punishment from the Lord."
I recalled the Scripture, "For we are snared by the words of our mouth" (Proverbs 6:2). I immediately rebuked her words and asked her if she had repented of her disobedience.
She said, "Yes."
I said, "Let us pray for the Lord to restore your back now." We prayed, and she was instantly healed!
On another occasion another friend, Michelle from the local Canadian house of prayer, came up to me at the end of a service and said:
"Terri, please pray for my back. I am in incredible pain, and can hardly walk to the guest room for prayer." After 10 minutes of prayer, Michael and I saw Michelle leave the guest room with a huge smile on her face. Her back was healed.
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