Once ordained into the Apostolic Bishopric with it's so-called lineage to the original apostles, praying for and anointing others and performing lots of demonology and exorcisms, he found none of it effective in the long run -- discovering none of it to be of God but instead of demonic hosts mocking the performance of God, just to keep him in circles.
An awful enlightenment, it woke him up to the lies of colleagues and the reality of life on earth, and made him mindful of real miracles known and experienced.
A miracle of my own was a healing from advanced tuberculosis, a large lesion revealed by chest X-ray that mysteriously disappeared when rechecked a couple hours later.The observer is sorry that evil can sometimes have a strong hold, yet what he understands about God's healing miracles, is that it's not the multitude of prescribed prayers and rituals that get the deed done, but heartfelt desire from only one or a very few.
Another was where a witch seriously bit my index finger almost severing the first knuckle, only for the finger to show itself perfectly normal moments later, with she crestfallen -- abjectly defeated.
And I haven't a count of the times people have tried to kill me. ("Not enough," opined one wag.)
I easily recall a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy who was crushed into a wall trying to stop a car theft. Prognosed to languish in hospital for 6-8 months and be wheelchair-bound afterward, he was walking five weeks after the TV preacher of our employ, had his national audience spiritually intercede for the guy.
Factually, I don't believe it was the whole audience praying for him that effected his healing, but perhaps the ministrations of one or two loyalists. Therefore I don't know why it took the deputy so long to get better, but even gospel states that it took the Son-of-God two tries to heal a blind man.
Those of heart seem to be the ones through whom God obviously healed the deputy, or maybe just one, as the man would not have been healed through the arrogance of braggarts reminding everyone that they prayed for him.
A cantankerous guy had a kidney stone fall into his stomach pan after surgery had removed most of them. After a week in severe pain, the stone disappeared after God's spirits asked if I cared. And when I thought it over and finally admitted that I did indeed care, the man's stone was gone, just like that.
The next morning, Mr. Cantankerous was up and around as if nothing had occurred, and not admitting to a healing, only said that "something happened." His dismissive, 'to hell with God,' attitude made me realize that God was done with him, too.
Plus many years ago, a pal and I desired God to heal a little girl expecting heart valve replacements all her life, and indeed the girl was absolutely healed and released from all further medical care. Yet her mother angrily denied God's intervention. So be it. I went on my way and she hers, her boyfriend soon doing life for a heinous murder, and she done in by drugs.So its left the observer wondering if people can even recognize genuine miracles today, owing to the overwhelmingly demonic magic of church ritual, candles and the usury of priests standing in for God.
It's remembered a couple of decades ago when the Santa Barbara California reservoir went dry only to be refilled by a rain cloud hovering over it for three-and-a-half days. An amazing incident, it made the observer aware that God’s miracles result from the desires of perhaps one or a handful of Godly people, rather than from the many thousands taking credit by praying for it.
When God still performs miracles over and above most of the magical fixes that stand-in for them, it's unfortunate in this day and time that for most, the temporary magic fix is all they get -- all that makes them think that God is working on their behalf.
Thankfully, many miracles consist of little-things-falling-together making for "it-was-meant-to-be" situations, than consisting of anything astounding.
Even more thankfully is that the observer has been living this way—relying on God's miracles—for years.
…the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces -- The art that purports to control or forecast natural events, effects, or forces by invoking the supernatural -- or, "The practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature.