20-year-old college student Joel Haler of Indiana woke up one night in October 2013 in his dorm room at Hope College and noticed he couldn’t move anything from his waist down. He called his father and told him what was going on and asked his dad to pick him up and take him home.
After visits to four hospitals, none of them could figure out what the problem was and it was concluded he should be placed in a Robotic Walking Therapy program. After several months of the therapy, things didn’t improve and Joel on Tuesday, January 21 decided it was time to accept the fact he wouldn’t walk again.
But during the months of therapy, Joel had a dream about a calendar with the image “J 23” featured prominently. He had no clue what it meant until a four-year-old boy walked up to him in church and told him he would walk again on a Thursday. Then this past Wednesday night, January 22, while asleep in bed, Joel started feeling intense pain start from his feet and slowly move up his legs for 1-1/2 hours. When it finally stopped he noticed he had feeling in his legs again and was able to move them.
Joel then got out of bed in the middle of the night, early morning Thursday, January 23 in fulfillment of the prophecy he received, and walked to his parents to show them what had just happened. Later that day, he went to the local YMCA, his favorite hangout, where he had gone regularly in his wheelchair since last October and showed all his friends there the miracle God did for him. To top it all off there was a huge rainbow over the town that day.
Source: WTHR-TV. New Castle man walking again after “miracle.” NBCnews.com. January 24, 2014.
And in more news on miracles, a Nigerian couple married 23 years without being able to conceive a child even after several years of medical treatments (which ended in 2011), just had a healthy first baby after praying and expressing their faith in God’s word. The mother is 49 years old. Click this link for more.
Finally, a Michigan pastor collapsed during a church service last Sunday, January 19, and stopped breathing and had no pulse. Several nurses in the congregation started CPR to try to revive him as the rest of the church prayed. They also called other churches in their area and those churches began praying as well. Minutes later Pastor Jerry Allen Jackson got back up, asked for his mic and finished his sermon incorporating the miracle they had just witnessed. Follow this link for more on this story.
20 When the men were come unto him [Jesus], they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Luke 7