I began occupational ministry in 1995. I worked for a Christian television studio and helped lead a ministry that taught young people how to preach the gospel. Back then, if you had given me the choice of meeting an angel and meeting a lifelong pioneer missionary, I might have chosen the latter. I often daydreamed about taking the gospel to the farthest regions of the world. God graciously granted my desire. My life was an adventure- I’ve smuggled tons of bibles into China, I led a church plant and assisted with others, led many mission trips, and preached in villages that had never heard the gospel. I preached the same gospel in over twenty nations that is, Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And yet, something was missing from my gospel.
Back when I worked at the television studio, I received a prophecy that stated I would one day walk into churches, ask the sick to come forward, and see every one of them healed. Now I did occasionally see the sick healed on the mission field. When I was in Hong Kong, A friend’s father was unable to speak after surgery and wanted healing. We prayed for him and God supernaturally restored his voice. However, divine healing was not a regular experience in my ministry.
A Healing Ministry Begins
Several years ago, I met a dear brother from India who moved mightily in the gifts of healing. I began to host events at hotels and churches for him when he was visiting the USA . I’m not sure when it happened, but as I served this brother, I began to move in the gifts of healing. One evening, I was visiting a house church and there was a new convert there who had rolled his ankle and was limping. I’m not sure who knew me, but they said, “Joseph has the gift of healing!”. I prayed for him- well actually I released the power of God, and he was instantly healed. He was so shocked that he looked a little scared. I was excited too, but I managed to act like this was a normal occurrence. From then on, that church had me pray for anyone who was sick.
In the past four years or so, I’ve seen more supernatural healings than I can recount. My own children have been healed. My second child, Isabella, was born with a strange heartbeat. The midwife told us to visit a pediatrician as soon as possible. We went home and laid hands on our dear daughter, and the power fell. I’m moved to tears even now as I remember the moment. We took her to a pediatrician and her heartbeat was normal. We took her back to the midwife and she was surprised that there was no more irregularity. My third child possibly had a hernia. His belly button was protruding way more than a “outie”. Frankly, it looked really weird. I laid hands on him and in about a week, it turned into an innie. Oh, and the prophecy that was spoken over me twenty years ago was fulfilled. I was speaking at a house meeting and every single person was healed. One lady had been suffering with nerve pain for 15 years. That night, 80% of the pain left and within a few days it was totally gone.
Here’s a testimony that someone sent me. I honestly do not remember praying for this person.
"Hello Joseph, not sure if you remember me I went to bridge for a couple of years and I was in the Bible study back in the winter time when you were praying for people to be healed of their sight and hearing, anyway I just went to the Eye doctor last week, the ophthalmologist and he insisted on doing some testing on my eyes because all I was there for was to get my prescription for glasses, so two things happened I no longer have to have glasses to get a drivers license, and he insisted I have some other testing done, and he didn't make me pay for it, the condition is ocular hypertension of the eyes (this is like the pre stages of glaucoma) anyways he did the pressure testing on my eyes and my pressure is completely normal, I had this I disease since I was in my late teens, so thank you for your prayers and praise God for his healing power !!!
If anyone reading this would like me to pray with you, please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to come minister in your church or home group. I’ve also seen people healed over the phone. I only ask that you permit me to teach a lesson on how to receive healing before I lay hands on the sick.
Your Servant in Christ,
In modern America, Healing Evangelists are ranked somewhere between ambulance chasing attorneys and aggressive telephone marketers. Perhaps much of the stigma is warranted. Certain television evangelists have woefully fulfilled the warnings in 2Peter, “in their greed, they will exploit you with false words.” The enemy has succeeded in sullying the ministry of divine healing through these false teachers. Not all healing evangelists fly around on chartered flights wearing $1,000 tailored suits. I have met several godly men who move mightily in the gifts of healing and live simple lives. My own family lives a simple life. Just recently we were able to afford new glasses for my wife which she has needed for five years. I do not believe in browbeating or manipulating people to give. God is my provider, not man. We must be mindful of the apostles who said, “silver and gold have i none, but such as I have I give.”