I also prayed for Arpit, the boy who was diagnosed with jaundice. As we had prayed, the doctors now tested him and said he did not have jaundice. But, they said something else was wrong with him, they ran more tests to confirm. However, we prayed that the doctors would not find anything wrong with him.
On Tuesday, Mom and I went to Delhi. We went to minister at the slum near Ashram. When we got there, Mom discovered that the boy she has been tutoring went to the village for a short stay. He had just completed his math exam. Mom and he had prayed that the Lord would help him to get a 100% score on the exam. The boy’s sister told Mom that the boy was very confident that he had aced the exam. We sang worship songs and prayed with the children. The little girl who had been healed of double vision last week came back. Her sister told me that two days after we left last week, the vision had gone bad again. We rebuked the devil and claimed back her healing and again the girl had perfect vision. She was very happy. As we were leaving, I told the children that next week will be our last visit to the slum until mid-June, as we will be going back to the US for a short visit.
We found out that the slum may not be torn down right away. There are some issues that still need to be resolved. Please pray that the slum will not be demolished.
After praying at the slum, we went to the Oberoi hotel, where Kalpna’s Aunt came for prayer. She has been feeling much better. So, we prayed for her again.
Then, after running a few errands, we went back home. We were exhausted.
The neighbor with the vision problem came for prayer.
Today, Anu Didi conducted the Bible study again. Kalpna and Shikha came. Anu Didi continued the study on marriage. To my surprise (and joy), Vinod came for tutoring. He said the other boys haven’t been wanting to come (one has started school again and the other seems to have dropped out of school). We encouraged Vinod to come for tutoring on a regular basis. I was surprised to see that Vinod has bought a cross to wear around his neck, to proclaim his faith to everyone around him.
In the evening, we had our seventeenth miracle meeting. We had a decent turn out. Nahim, Amit, Sarika, Yeshmina, Arshana, Mrs. Agarwal, Arpit and a family from Delhi (Husband, wife, mother and baby) attended. I shared a message on the extension of Hezekiah’s life.
In II Kings 20:1-11, the Bible tells the story:
1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’”
2 Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying, 3 “Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
4 And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5 “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. 6 And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.”’”
7 Then Isaiah said, “Take a lump of figs.” So they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
8 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What is the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?”
9 Then Isaiah said, “This is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backward ten degrees?”
10 And Hezekiah answered, “It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backward ten degrees.”
11 So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the LORD, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz.
From this story, we can learn so much. First, as Hezekiah did, we too, in our time of trouble should not turn to man or anyone else, but look to God. We should not forsake Him, but cling to Him. Second, we should live our lives so that when trouble comes, we will be at the position where Hezekiah was, where he could truly remind God of his faithfulness and trust in the Lord. Third, God hears our prayers and He sees our tears. Fourth, the Lord gives us more than we ask or desire (he not only extended Hezekiah’s life, but he also promised to deliver him and his kingdom from his enemies). Fourth, the Lord can do the impossible and is Lord over nature (he turned back the sundial by 10 degrees).
Afterwards, we prayed for everyone at the meeting. Mrs. Agarwal was having neck and back pain. As we prayed, the pain left. Arpit has still been running a fever, so we prayed against the fever. But, we also praised God that He answered or prayer and the doctors have not been able to find anything wrong with him (Praise Report: A few days later I was told that Arpit is doing completely well). The two ladies who came had pain in their legs. As we prayed, the pain left. The baby, Rahul, has brain damage. We prayed for his healing as well.
Scripture for the Day:
If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15.