“The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” (Matt. 11:5).
My Facebook-friend Per Åkvist is a passionate evangelist that has seen a lot of miracles on his Joshua campaigns in eastern Africa. Two weeks ago they had a campaign in Sire, and my Facebook feed exploded with testimonies of God’s grace and healing power. Here are som photos Per published, with his comments in the captions.
This is normal Christianity. It’s normal in the Bible and it’s normal in the charismatic revivals of Africa, Asia and Latin America. I will never forget when I was listening to an Ethiopian lady who shared some testimonies with an Indian man. She telled him how she had seen blind people see, deaf people hear and lame people walk as the power of God touched them, and he calmly replied, “yes, that’s common.” Not that he wasn’t excited, he was just used to it. I pray that we will get used to this in the West as well.