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This forum is for everything about our Christian faith, religious freedom, the power of prayer, our experience with healing and deliverance and your prayer needs.
We also include special events and information about where you can receive healing prayer or learn about healing and deliverance. We welcome your comments, prayer requests and testimonies.
Fr. Tim Laundrie, Pastor
Christian Healing Center
@ Branches of the Cross Anglican Church
Located in Vista, California, Branches of the Cross Anglican Church and the Christian Healing Center are located in a small quiet campus of residences, meeting house and chapel.
Fr. Tim Laundrie is called to the healing ministry and the congregation of Branches of the Cross Anglican Church supports the mission of healing through service and prayer ministries according to their gifts and calling.
Your experience will be that of being welcomed into our family.
All of our prayer events are free. We do ask for a donation, if you can afford a donation. You and your church can also use the facility for retreats. We ask a donation if you can afford it.
The Biblical Basis for Healing & Deliverance
I have seen hundreds healed by God in answer to prayers for healing. The first time I was led to pray for the healing of another person, I was given the following verse to claim as a promise...
John 14:13-14, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.[KJV] ”
Later, after studying the 34 healings and the 25 deliverances Jesus performed, the question arose if Jesus commissioned all of us to pray for the healing and deliverances of others? Jesus repeatedly commands His apostles and disciples to proclaim the kingdom, cast out demons, raise the dead and heal the sick. Some questioned if that great commission was given to "ordinary" Christians?
I believe the answer is found at the end of Mark. The apostles were hiding in an attic and had not believed the reports that he had risen. Jesus upbraided them for their lack of faith and stubbornness. He then described how to recognize those who believe, saying that these signs will accompany those who believe:
Mark 16:17-18 “ And these signs will accompany those who believe: by using my name they will cast out demons; …; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover [NRSV]
I have seen many hundreds healed emotionally, physically and, in one case, I believe prayer reanimated a man from death.
Sometimes His response doesn’t look even a bit like what I or the person being prayed for was expecting, but I have come to believe there has always been an answer, even if I didn't seem to see anything happen at all. I have found that sometimes my prayers were removing a block to an expected healing that would occur later.
Sometimes I wasn’t the right person for the prayer required. I have learned to pray for the authority of Jesus' blood and confirmation in prayer among believers before I pray for people. It is only by the authority and Spirit of Jesus Christ that healing and deliverance occurs.
For those that wonder about healing being real, there is a database at the University of Indiana of medically verified healings.
I also want to thank God for the fact that I too have been healed by His mercy as well. I used to have narcolepsy and PTSD. It cost me more than $400 a week to stay awake 8 hours a day on Provigil. Both were healed in moments by prayer, altering my life forever. My doctors couldn't explain it, but both were removed, healed as if it had never been.
The Lord owns my life, there are few moments when His praises are not on my lips.