Acting On Prophecies

Heidi Baker from Iris Ministries, in her and Rolland’s book, There is Always Enough, tells about her response to prophecies…

Probably, like many reading this book, I have received prophecies for years that in our ministry the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the crippled will walk, the dumb will speak, the dead will be raised and the multitudes will come to Jesus. As time went on it seemed these prophecies became stronger. People began to minister those words over me more and more. I especially remember Randy Clark prophesying over me in 1998. After that I would literally go out and look for every blind person I could find. Living in one of the poorest nations on earth, they’re pretty easy to find. There are blind people all over, so I’d go up and just grab them and say, "I know you don’t know me, but I’d just like to pray for you." I’d pray for them and I’d lead them to Jesus. Every one of them would get saved. I never felt like I failed because they came to Jesus, every one, but none of them saw. I must have prayed for twenty blind people, and none of them saw. But I kept praying. I kept remembering those prophetic words that the Holy Spirit poured into my heart. There was such a powerful presence of the Holy Spirit as those words were spoken over me. I just said, "I’m not giving up. I’m not giving up. One day they’re going to see."

Tanneken Fros, one of our long-term missionaries, and I were in a little mud church up north. We began to pray for another blind lady, and she fell onto the ground. Her eyes went from white to gray to brown, and she was healed and seeing. Her name was Aida, the same name that I have in Mozambique. We were so excited. We could hardly wait to pray for the next blind person. As we were left that little mud church, everyone was singing, dancing and jumping. They were so thrilled…

This dedication. Her faith in those prophecies that they would come true. Her determination to continue against all of the failures that faced her. The certainty in her heart that she would see it come to pass. It made me think. What prophecies do I have over my life? What have I done about these prophecies? What has been my response to them?