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Day 38 – Thanksgiving Miracle

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice     and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free     and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6 NIV

This is an amazing story about what the power of the name of Jesus in ONE prayer can do to change a life.  Be encouraged as you read it!

I had the opportunity to take a box of Thanksgiving supplies and a turkey (from my church in Texas – CITC) to a family connected to the school I was working at many years ago.  What I didn’t know at the time was that this event wasn’t going to be a drive through turkey drop off.

The student had been placed on “home bound”, so had not attended school for weeks, and stayed in bed day and night in a state of oppression. I made arrangements with the parent and went to their home. After leaving the meal in the kitchen, I asked if I could pray for the student before I left.  The mom said yes. The entire family and I went into the room where the student had been laying for weeks.  When I asked if I could pray for the situation, the student said yes.  First, we prayed together and this student asked Jesus to come into their heart.  Then, I felt strongly about commanding all the oppression to leave – in the name of Jesus.  Amen.  It was that simple.  I said good bye to the family and as I drove home I knew that God was going to work in their lives, but I didn’t think too much about it after that point.

Some weeks later, the student withdrew from the school.  About 6 months later the parent came by the school one day and asked to see me.  With eyes full of tears, the parent began to tell me what had happened from the point of the prayer until that time.  After the prayer, the student rose up and gradually began to get back into life, started attending a new school, and made a new start.  The parent told me that the student had a desire for a specific career and couldn’t stop talking about the future!  The parent and I were so thankful.  We laughed.  We cried.  It was amazing!

(The parent gave me permission to tell this story.)

Father, I pray that we would fully walk in understanding of what it means to pray in the name of Jesus, and watch Your anointing break the bondage that holds people captive.  Thank You Jesus, that as we pray, we will witness the ‘Breaker Anointing’ in action as You break weariness, discouragement, hopelessness, disappointment, and set at liberty those who are oppressed.  Amen!

–Suzette Ransom

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