On Sunday evenings following the service at King of Kings, we offer a healing/prayer ministry called Healing Pools. All are invited to "ascend" to the Jerusalem Prayer Tower on the 14th floor of the Clal building to receive prayer for physical or emotional healing and other prayer concerns. 1 Corinthians 12:9 states that there are numerous gifts of healing. An individual may need physical, spiritual, mental, emotional or financial healing. Whatever the need, trained men and women are prepared to serve in prayer. God has moved in miraculous ways to bring miraculous healings and encouragement to the body of Messiah through this ministry.
The Spirit-filled prayer counselors are encouraged to work within the framework of that which was modeled and taught by Yeshua while He was on earth. Yeshua said in Matthew 10:8, Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons, freely you have received, freely give. The prayer counselors lay hands on the sick in faith, praying for them to be healed. Sometimes through the prayer team, the Holy Spirit gives an encouraging word or counsel as well as healing and/or deliverance.
Recently a pastor visiting Israel came to request prayer for a fresh touch from God. As the team prayed over him, the Holy Spirit sent a refreshing that exceeded his expectations! As the leader of the team continued to pray, not yet feeling a release in her spirit, the Lord brought a word to this faithful servant of God. The word confirmed what God had been speaking to him; He left encouraged and determined to step into that God-given vision upon returning to his home country.
A young man came in for prayer recently. He had an anger problem for years that he had sought the Lord to free him from, but he just couldn't get free. When the team began to pray, one member asked him if he experienced rejection as a child or young adult. He said he suffered tremendous inner pain as a child. After they explained how rejection was the root cause of his anger, he was led in a prayer of forgiveness toward those who rejected him. Then he received freedom from unforgiveness and was freed from a spirit of anger. As the team continued to pray, the leader said she felt Yeshua wanted to baptize him in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2. As she shared with him, he became hungry to receive. This young man who had walked into the room with an anger problem left with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and filled with joy!
Other recent praise reports include the healing of a bladder infection, an instant healing of a terribly bruised leg where the swelling went down immediately and the pain left, and a woman healed of internal problems. Words of knowledge and of wisdom flow easily and often as people receive prayer.
If you haven't come up to the Jerusalem Prayer Tower on Sunday evenings yet, know that you are welcome! The Healing Pools ministry is available to all who need or want a touch from God. Don't miss out on this opportunity for personal prayer. While there are small teams praying with people in side rooms, there is ongoing worship ministry taking place in the Upper Room. God is meeting with His people in the Prayer Tower. Come up!
Marj Halquist and Yanit Ross