Finding Your Purpose: Part 8
Hello everyone, this is Jim Jarrell and I am calling this series, Finding Your Purpose.
This is the last video in this series. I hope they have inspired you to share your own experiences with God. I have quoted Luke 8:38-39 which reads: “But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany Him; but He sent him away, saying, return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you. So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.” I have used this scripture in all of the videos in this series, as I find it explains what our purpose is.
In January of 2008, I checked my email which I do every day. There was a strange email from MorningStar Ministries which said; “We have heard there are many people hearing God’s voice today, we are gathering to see what this is all about.” I had never heard of MorningStar Ministries, nor do I understand how they found my email. I talked with my wife and some friends at church about this and decided I should attend. My wife had to be at work, so I chose a close friend from church to go with me.
As we drove up to MorningStar Ministries, they turned out to be in the same building that used to be the PTL Club in Fort Mill, South Carolina. It has been refurbished, there were motel rooms surrounding a sanctuary, it was the largest church building I had ever seen. We checked in Thursday evening, and the gathering was to start on Friday morning.
I woke up about 5:00 Friday morning. The guy I took with me from our church was still sleeping. Quietly, I got dressed and went downstairs to find seats on the front row for us to sit. Because it was so early and I had never seen such a place, I decided to look around for a while. I found a coffee machine behind the pulpit area, bought a cup and started my tour. I had not gone very far when the voice of God came. God said; “Go back to the coffee machine, there is someone I want you to pray for.” I looked at the coffee machine, there was no one there. It was only a few minutes after 5:00, the only person I could see awake, was the doorman. I looked at my cup of coffee and said, “God, I have a full cup of coffee and there is no one there. God said again, "Go back to the coffee machine, there is someone I want you to pray for.”
I went back to the coffee machine and to my surprise, a young lady walked right up to the machine. I asked her if she would mind if I asked her a personal question. The young lady spoke with an Irish accent, and said she would not mind. I asked her if she came to MorningStar because of an email. She said no, I came hear praying to be healed. She told me about leaving her home in Ireland and coming to Virginia to have a Doctor preform surgery on her back. He had installed two steel rods in her back, they were planning another surgery because of the pain she was in. She had heard of people being healed there, and decided to come to MorningStar praying for her own healing. I told her about God speaking to me and I asked her if she minded me laying hands on her to pray. She accepted, I laid my hands on the back of her neck and started to pray. The next thing I knew, I was not praying in English any longer. I seemed to be praying in a new language I was unfamiliar with. I started feeling electricity running through my hands and into her body. I had certainly not experienced that before. When the electricity stopped so did the prayer language. I knew something special had happened, but I did not know what. We just stood there kind of stunned for a few minutes, and we said goodbye.
I went looking around at the building and she disappeared probably back to her room. A worship program started at 10:00. As I was looking around, I saw the young lady I had prayed for dancing around like she did not have a care in this world. The meeting turned out to be a prophetic conference. I met people who had been hearing God’s voice from all over the country. By the time I left, I did not feel so alone any longer.
I would go six months before I found out what really happened when I prayed for that young lady. There was an outdoor meeting on 8-08-08 at MorningStar. There was a speaker who had been involved in a revival in Florida scheduled to speak that night. There were a lot of people who showed up for that service. We were seated in front of the sound board probably 200 feet away from the platform. Because in my youth I liked to be up front at these kind of things, I told those around me that I would see them later, I was going to work my way up front.
There was quite a crowd up near the platform. As I stood there enjoying the music someone tapped me on the shoulder. When I turned to see who it was, the lady whom I had prayed for six months earlier, was standing right behind me. She asked me if I was the man who prayed for her that day, and I confirmed I was. She went on to tell me that she had gone back to her doctor to tell him he did not need to do the surgery any longer, that God had healed her. The doctor did not believe her and he had her take x-rays to see. The two steel rods he had put there were totally gone. That man got saved that morning and he now prays for people to be healed before he does anything else. I now know why the electricity.
The rest of that meeting went on and was fantastic. I was so overwhelmed by the lady finding me in that crowd of people, it was hard to think of anything else. I found the group of people I had gone there with when it was over, and told them what had happened. They were all just amazed at how God works.
I hope you have enjoyed this series of videos. I just want to tell everyone God is real and just maybe you should seek Him while He can be found. The prayers you say have power, more power than most think. Thank you all for your time!Read more at: www.refreshinghope.org