This morning, I called my friend Alex Grigorescu to see how things went last night after I left open-air preaching. (I love street preaching, but I had to leave early: “Man of Steel” had just opened in Romania, and it needed me to go watch it.) Anyhow, Alex told me the preaching went well, but then he said, “Listen, brother, I have something to encourage your faith.”
Alex then began to tell me about his trip to the market this morning. On his way to pick up some fish, he saw an old beggar woman hunched over and unable to stand up straight. As he walked by her, Alex felt something in his Spirit. God wanted to do something.
So instead of merely giving her a New Testament or a tract, he asked her, “Crezi ca Iisus este Domnul? Do you believe Jesus is Lord?” “Da. Yes,” came her reply. “Crezi ca Iisus pot sa te vindeca? Do you believe Jesus can heal you?” “Da,” she said again.
So he put his hands on her back to pray for her. When he touched her, the bones in her back made a loud cracking noise, and Alex could feel them moving under his hands. The woman began to cry out, “Ouch! It hurts!” But soon she was healed!
That’s when things got really fun. The woman was so excited that soon a crowd gathered, all of them wondering what on earth caused such commotion. Alex, being an evangelist at heart, of course had to start preaching. By the end of his trip to the market, two people had gotten healed, one saved, and dozens heard and saw that the God of the Bible is still alive.
Now *that’s* a trip to the market. 🙂
John 14:12 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”