Sid: I can tell you I want your faith to be unshakable, that’s the operative word. I want your faith in the integrity and the honesty and love of God and Word of God to be unshakable. And I have a book in my hands that is necessary mentoring material. There’s such a misunderstanding about why God allows tragedy, or even how to respond to tragedy, or how to get your miracle in the midst of tragedy. And that’s why I’m interviewing Ben Godwin about his brand new book “God’s Strategy for Tragedy”, and it has within the book one of the best documented modern day miracles I have ever seen, it nails it down Ben. There is nothing anyone could say about when they see an X-ray then there’s 3 inches of bone missing, and they see the next X-ray and it’s totally restored. I mean there’s nothing anyone can say as far as it has to be a miracle, could bone just grow like that?
Ben: No, what you’re looking at is the sovereign handiwork of God.
Sid: Well, I said, 2 days ago there were going to be miracles and although we didn’t pray, in fact you were telling me just during worship a great miracle occurred, tell me about that.
Ben: Yes, I was in a preacher’s conference up in Tennessee years ago, and we were in the middle of just the worship service, no one was preaching, no one was ministering to the sick. A preacher who was up on the platform had walked in and out of the services it was a 10 day conference. So I had seen him many times with crutches and it was laborious, tedious for him to try and climb upon the platform with those crutches, very difficult for him to walk. And all of a sudden in the middle of a song, people were just praising God rejoicing, this man just threw his crutches down and started jumping and running all over the building. And of course there was just an eruption of praise because we realized that this was not the work of a man nobody laid hands on him, this was the sovereign work of God.
Sid: And this is where we’re headed, I believe that when we come into corporate worship meetings no one will be laying hands on people, there won’t be words of knowledge, there won’t be prophecies, we won’t need any of that, just as a matter of fact that prayer meeting that you were at when you received your healing there was such a tangible presence of God that the woman that prayed for you you told me she had to crawl on her hands and knees.
Ben: That’s correct she was overwhelmed with the Spirit of God. I believe as we approach the coming of Jesus in these latter times there will be an escalation of supernatural events. We know that there’s more demonic activity, we know that evil is increasing, but I believe by the same token God is going to respond with a greater outpouring of His Spirit than we have ever seen. The prophet said, “The glory of the latter house will be greater than the glory of the former house.” And I think back to when Solomon dedicated the temple the glory cloud, the shekinah glory of God came in so thick, so strong that the priest could not even stand to minister; totally overwhelmed by the Spirit of God.
Sid: Ben, you must have extraordinary unshakable faith for people with bone problems I would have to believe.
Ben: Yes, I do have a strong faith in that area because this goes back to why sometimes God allows tragedy; sometimes He allows it prepare us to minister to other people. If you remember when Peter denied Jesus, Jesus said to Him, “Simon Satan desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat but I prayed for you that your faith failed not and when you’re converted strengthen your brethren.” In other words Peter once you’ve come through this experience you’re going to be able to reach back and help somebody else.
Sid: Well listen I know somebody right now, I know God is healing necks and healing bones and I know that if you pray right now there’s going to be, we’re going to have more miracles then we’ve ever had in the history of this ministry right at this moment if you’ll pray Ben.
Ben: Praise God, Amen, we’ll just agree right now. Heavenly Father we release the anointing of the Holy Spirit to go forth to touch those that are listening to this broadcast; I’m believing while they’re driving down the road, while their working in their house, wherever they are that miracles are going to occur, that their faith is going to soar; God we just believe pain is leaving bodies right now. We believe that people are going to have full recoveries of health; people that have been given up on; people that have no hope we’re believing for the sovereign divine intervention of God and we release our faith, we release that anointing right now. We claim the glory of God visiting the listeners to this program, and I believe that testimonies are going to pour in of what God has done. And it’s all for the glory of the name of Jesus, the one and only Son of God.
Sid: And a left ear has just opened, Spirit of deafness I command you to leave from either the left or the right ear; ears open and backs are being healed. I mean there’s so many bone problems where people are being healed right now, but it’s very important that if you are driving to pull to side of the road, get out of your car, be careful get out of your car and just bend over. In other words, faith without a corresponding action is dead. Ben I’m excited about what God’s doing right now!
Ben: Praise God, I feel something wonderful taking place.
Sid: Going back to your book, “God’s Strategy for Tragedy”, I mean this literally would make someone’s faith unshakable no matter what the devil tries to throw at them. But comment a bit about God’s timing.
Ben: One of the things that I try to do in the book is not only document my story, and not only go into why God allows tragedy and how we should respond, but one of the things that I really feel strongly about is guiding people into a receptive position to receive miracles in their life. I’ll never forget hearing the story about a prominent minister who was approached by a skeptic, and the skeptic said just emphatically “I don’t believe in miracles.” to which the minister wisely responded by saying “When you need a miracle, then you will start believing in them.” And I believe that sometimes God will allow us to come to a place of desperation to where we will really reach out and call upon God. And in my book I talk about how to get yourself in a receptive position. And one of the ways to do that is by realizing the power of prayer. One of my favorite quotes is that “Prayer moves the hand that moves the hand that moves the world.” It taps you into a supernatural source and you know James said in James 4:2 “We have not because we ask not.” And I think that God wants to heal people more than we want Him to, it’s just a matter of getting into a receptive position where we can receive what He already has provided for us.
Sid: You know what I’m also thinking, there is such power in the testimony you talked about the gaping wound that you had when you had your accident. I have heard recently of people being healed of scars just disappearing. I don’t know if you ever prayed for this to happen but would you pray for scars to disappear?
Ben: Certainly. Lord, I just believe that you are going to remove even the reminders of the pain and the suffering that people have been in. God I just believe you can make that skin whole, you can make that skin as new and as fresh as a baby’s skin. Lord, just soothe those reminders not only of the physical scars, but the emotional scars that some people have. And Lord You can bring good out of bad; You can give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for morning and the garment of praise for Spirit of heaviness. We give You praise for doing it right now in Jesus name.
Sid: There is such a strong presence of God I am serious if you have a pain anywhere in your body especially backs and necks and hips and bones. With the presence of God that’s pouring out right now, if you will just bend, if you’ll just move your neck, if you will do something you’re going to walk right into that healing and it could be something that isn’t pain and you won’t know like high blood pressure or diabetes. But by faith jump up and down and say thank you Jesus 2000 years ago you did it and I receive it now in Jesus name.© Copyright 2012 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth