About fifteen years ago, I was awakened by a visitation from The Lord and received a massive revelation that a friend, who had become paralyzed from the waist down in an accident thirteen years earlier, would rise out of his wheelchair and walk again on earth as it is in Heaven (Jn. 16:13).
Since then, I have trusted God to bring it to pass.
It’s easy to not doubt God’s messages when they are so prolific, even for “impossible” circumstances.
Even when it takes time (Ecc. 3:11).
For the past few weeks, in stepping up to my divine assignment to write and record a new round of devotions for 2020, The Lord has had me study the topic of “renew” in scripture. I learned it encompasses many facets of restoration, including regeneration, rebuilding, repetition (daily renewal of the mind), etc. I know from God’s Word that He has the power to make all things new.
But Holy Spirit spotlighted “regeneration.”
Now, this was exciting!
As I began to write a devotion about renewal last week, The Lord ordered my steps away from my laptop to go run an errand. What happened next would prove to freshen my hope for my friend’s recovery.
And it came with expanded benefits (Ps. 103:2-3):
First Day of Prayer & Revelation
I stopped by a local business to drop off some items that, ironically, needed to be repaired. While chatting with the businessowner, she revealed to me that her family dog was in need of a miracle: spinal regeneration. I learned that this family was, heartbreakingly, on the verge of putting the dog to sleep, because they hadn’t seen any improvement in his condition. This businesswoman had grown weary from caring for her dog.
I could feel the Presence of The Lord profoundly as we stood in her place of business. I knew God was on the move. It was obvious to me that this was a divine appointment to intercede for the dog’s miracle.
I informed this businesswoman that God had just had me studying scripture about this very topic, that I had a friend who needed the same miracle, and that I would pray for her dog’s body to be regenerated as a witness of God’s miraculous power.
She is a believer.
I prayed that evening.
Second Day of Prayer & Revelation
What I didn’t learn until the next day, however, when I returned to her business to pick up an item I had dropped off, was that not everyone close to her was convinced that God would heal the dog and that someone in particular had been waning in their faith-at-large.
At this point, I knew God was up to more than freshening my hope for my friend’s recovery.
So, on this second day of visiting this businesswoman, I prayed with her; and I sensed The Lord saying to give the dog seven days.
Third Day of Prayer & Revelation
The next morning, I listened to Dr. David Jeremiah on TBN, who spoke about worshipping God with our mind. The Lord particularly illuminated this precept to me:
Mark 12:30 CEB – “and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (emphasis mine).
We know that as a person thinks so is s(he) (Prov. 23:7).
God gave me the understanding that He was putting a demand on us that since “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16), He was stretching us to go beyond our level of belief and tap into more of the faith He placed in our spirit when we were saved.
A bit later on this same (third) day, during communion, The Lord began to reveal to me an even broader message on this topic of regeneration:
You have entered into a time in which regeneration has the potential to become a movement on earth in record number. People need only to receive this mighty move of My mercy.
God further revealed to me that Dr. David Jeremiah’s message about worshipping Him with the mind is connected to receiving the restoration of regeneration into physical bodies and that it would happen through God’s Word.
Here’s how it works:
God’s Word has the power to heal (Ps. 107:20). As Holy Spirit leads us to study His Word topically, we will receive the light of revelation-understanding in our soul (the mind in our head and heart). As we worship The Lord in gratitude for His forward movement of these revelations, He will expand His regenerative power to touch our physical bodies (and those for whom we pray) by His Spirit.
This regeneration will come directly from the living Word of God and the Presence of Holy Spirit in the secret place, not necessarily through a third party, such as in the laying on of hands. God desires people to experience restoration directly through His living Word. This is an outpouring of His perfect power to regenerate beyond our spirit into the soul and body (3 Jn. 1:2). It is being released for all who will receive it.
Fifth Day of Prayer & Revelation
On the fifth day of prayer and revelation, The Lord gave me a scripture for the businesswoman:
Ephesians 3:20 TPT – “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.”
Late this evening, the businesswoman texted me, saying the dog’s condition noticeably improved and that a conversation with a veterinarian confirmed the dog could recover in three to four weeks.
Sixth Day of Prayer & Revelation
On the sixth day of prayer and revelation, The Lord revealed to me that the work of regeneration He would do in the dog would prove to be a powerful witness that would stir a regeneration of faith in someone particularly close to the businesswoman and that it would extend into the next generation.
The Lord also gave me a scripture, a quote, and a song, which I texted to this businesswoman:
Isaiah 61:3 NLT – “To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.”
The quote: “We can have joy if we walk in Spirit and faith” (Dr. David Jeremiah).
The song: I Will Rise, by Chris Tomlin (Ps. 98:1 TPT).
Seventh Day of Prayer & Revelation
On the seventh day of prayer and revelation, The Lord gave me another scripture, which I texted to this businesswoman:
1 Thessalonians 5:24 TPT assures us of God’s faithfulness, “The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.”
The businesswoman texted back on this same day with an update, saying the dog experienced a “huge improvement.”
The Lord gave breakthrough to this family! And we are standing on God’s promises to complete the work He began!
By His Spirit, faithful Jesus still reaches out and touches the afflicted with miracles. He is doing this for a dog. What more will He do for you? May He establish you and your loved ones in His promises of renewal and greater mobility for His glory, even if it has felt like a long time coming.
Update: Since this story was written, the dog’s owner shared with me on January 27, 2020 (9 1/2 weeks later) that her dog is 95% restored! All honor and glory to our Lord God, who still heals and who is faithful to His Word! We are grateful and are believing for God’s healing touch to complete the process!