Newsletter for November 5, 2013

November News for Open Hours November 5

Looking forward to praying together on Tuesday!  It’s been three weeks since we met, and it feels like a long time.  The phone has already started ringing with people verifying that we are open on November 5 for prayer.

On October 15 we prayed for 6 people in the morning and 16 people in the evening.  One person left in the evening without receiving prayer.  We had four stations open in the evening, and we have room for more.  What an honor and privilege to go to God in prayer on behalf of so many people.

Thematically, we prayed for a lot of depression issues to break off people and also for marriages.  It feels like a clue to the way that the enemy has been attacking the Silicon Valley region.  We are learning to respond to these “clues” with extra prayer in these areas.  Please join us.

Testimonies

The Sunday before our Healing Rooms met last, Uncle Marc Shoquist, who resides in Minneapolis, had had a stroke mid-sentence during dinner with a cousin. On Tuesday morning in the Healing Rooms Soaking time, Grace stopped everyone and said, “I think we need to pray for Uncle Marc right now.”  It wasn’t the first time people had prayed.  Her prayer asked God to take Uncle Marc from the depths of darkness into His glorious light.  We all started weeping as she prayed and felt God presence on the prayer. Grace believed Jesus was doing something with Uncle Marc right then.  He died within a couple of hours.  She felt God whisper the next morning, “He’s with me in glory.”  My husband and I were able to celebrate at the service at a different level. Everyone else was honoring what a great guy he had been on earth.  He is just beginning to learn about Jesus on the other side of death—in heaven.  .  Praise God that there is no time or distance in the spiritual realm

Another Salvation happened in the evening when a woman asked for prayer for her marriage.  It was a very complex and overwhelming set of circumstances. Susan and I looked at each other not quite sure what to say.  We ended up asking Jesus into the middle of the muddle.  Then we stopped and realized she needed to ask Jesus into her heart to give her His supernatural love for her husband.  As we did this, it occurred to us that she was asking Jesus into her heart (and her world) for the first time.  She had just finished taking some of her issues to the cross in repentance.  It didn’t start off as a salvation prayer when we started praying for her, but the prayer and God’s prompting us that she needed to ask for His help out loud got redirected to a point of salvation.  Hallelujah!

One woman wrote, “God is awesome!  Last month and tonight the Lord revealed the difference of judging, anger, and righteous anger.  This manifested with pain in my arms.  When I forgave those, I’ve had judgement, anger or control, the Lord is healing my arms more! Amen.”  Yeah!

Another woman wrote, “God spoke to him [the Prayer Minister], everything he said was so on point and true.  God showed her [the other prayer minister] exactly what has gone on in my life.  God is Great & Good.  Thank you for your prayers.”

When we hear testimonies, we get to “own” the story.  I share one from the Healing Training in Los Altos yesterday.  A man had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor between his heart and lung.  He was scheduled to start chemo the following week.  He went for prayer to the Camarillo Healing Rooms.  He left not feeling any different.  When he got to the doctor’s office the following week, he said he would start the chemo on one condition:  that they take another test.  The doctor sighed and did it to get the man started.  The test came back and they couldn’t find the tumor.  It had gone and there was no need for chemo.  The amazing thing to this story is that he asked for the test on faith in the (newly discovered) words of God in scripture about healing.  He believed the scriptures.  He didn’t feel any better before asking for the new test.  It was an act of faith, not feelings.  He has been cancer-free for 4 years.

 

Healing Thought

I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.  Psalm 138:2

The book of John opens by declaring that Jesus is the Word.  John 1:1.  It is Jesus who is the Word that is above every “word” of disease (e.g.  cancer, Parkinson’s depression, pain, stroke).  The enemy’s goal is to make us forget the power of “The Word.”  Luke 8:12 tells us, “ Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”  Saved in this case is more than salvation; sozo also means healed and made whole.  It’s so important to praise God in the midst of an affliction:  “I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your name.”  And it’s also important to keep the “word” of God in our hearts.  Keep the words of scripture in our hearts and minds at all times for they are life.  John 6:68.  God’s words are powerful.  He sent forth His Word (both scripture and Jesus) and it healed them.  Psalm 107:20

 

Invitation to Intercede

If any of you can not attend this Tuesday, but are available to intercede for us during the Open Hours, please let us know this.   We love to receive texts from you if God gives you a word while interceding.  Texts have proven to be extremely accurate and exactly what the person (or the whole prayer team) needed to hear.

 

Mary’s word on hope was so valuable on October1.  I put it in the newsletter last time for October 15 and it continued to be extremely apropos for so many who came on Oct 15 requesting that depression be broken off of them.  I am including it again as a word in (a longer than one day) season:

“The word is HOPE.  Psalm 42:5, 42:11 and Heb 6:19.  Someone has been disappointed and very discouraged.   Worn down and worn out, Jesus wants to heal and give the person Himself as anchor of the soul.  Person will be given hope, not have to work for it.  Much compassion flows from the heart of the Healer to this weary person.”

 

A Worship Blessing

We played the song “Words” last time and there was a line in it that was wonderful.  It said to “speak over the fear.”  The words, picture images and scriptures we get ahead of each appointment are words that speak over the fear.

 

See you Tuesday November 5

You are loved and appreciated.  Thank you for making Healing Prayer a priority to be able to come and see what God wants to do each time we are open.  You are God’s valuable and powerful prayer warriors.  We are blessed to have you on the team. Continue contending in prayer.  It is more powerful than you realize.

 

Blessings of Joy and Hope,

 

 

Stephanie Shoquist & Joanna Gill

Silicon Valley Healing Rooms, Sunnyvale CA

Future Dates for your Calendar

November

Tuesday November 5               11 am to 1 pm  Soaking starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday November 5  7 pm to 9 pm  Soaking starts at 6:00 pm

Tuesday November 19             11 am to 1 pm  Soaking starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday November 19             7 pm to 9 pm   Soaking starts at 6:00 pm

December

Tuesday December 3                11 am to 1 pm  Soaking starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday December 3                7 pm to 9 pm  Soaking starts at 6:00 pm

Tuesday December 17 11 am to 1 pm  Soaking starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday December 17 7 pm to 9 pm   Soaking starts at 6:00 pm

January

Tuesday January 7                    11 am to 1 pm  Soaking starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday January 7                   7 pm to 9 pm  Soaking starts at 6:00 pm

Tuesday January 21                 11 am to 1 pm  Soaking starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday January 21                  7 pm to 9 pm   Soaking starts at 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

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