Our staff went over to pray for Pastor Orie Wenger today after our staff meeting. Orie is the Sr. pastor of Mt. Zion Christian Fellowship here in our city. During this last year, he has been an absolute DEAR friend to me - taking me to lunch, giving me some great books, inviting me to join him to attend a conference. In all my years of ministry, I have NEVER had another pastor of another church ever show ANY interest in me or my ministry like Orie has done for me!
When I got the word that he had inoperable pancreatic cancer, I knew from the Lord, that we as a staff MUST go and pray for our brother. During our prayer time, I had a vision from the Lord of the story in the Bible of the four men who let their friend down through a hole in the roof to see and get to Jesus. I saw us as the men holding the ropes and Orie as the man we were letting down the hole to get to Jesus.
What an awesome time to spend with this dear brother in Christ. We cried out to God to totally heal Orie in the name of Jesus, believing and agreeing with him that HE IS HEALED! I need my friend to be here for many more years - Mt. Zion needs their pastor for many more years. His wife and family need him for many more years - Lord, GRANT this request we pray in the NAME OF JESUS! Amen!