The Bikers: Two Testimonies
November 26, 2022 9:55 PM
God has a way of helping us to face and dispel our fears. He also shows His love in delightful and surprising ways as He is helping us.
Seeing what the Holy Spirit shows me about the dark times ahead, I’m aware of the safety and security issues many people will face. The area where I live is rural and mountainous, with winding roads and scenic views that bikers love to explore on the weekends and holidays. Each weekend, especially on Sundays, I hear the roar of packs motorcycles as they drive by, the bikers’ excitement growing as they approach every curve of the serpentine roads.
A friend of mine, who also worries about the times to come, commented to me more than once, “I’m afraid for you in those times ahead because of the bikers.” So I began to become nervous about bikers. One day, I asked God, “Do I need to worry about the bikers? Can you protect me from any bikers who would be of danger to me?” And then I forgot about my prayer.
One sunny afternoon, I decided to walk down my very long driveway to the road to check my mailbox. As I got to my mailbox, to the right of it lay a lone motorcycle with a rider, who had just cut the engine. He got off his bike, stretched his legs, and then took off his helmet, placing it on the seat. He was dressed completely in black from helmet to boots. A bit nervous, I decided to face my fear, so I approached him, asking, “Are you alright, sir? Do you need any help?” His hair and close-cropped beard were turning gray. “No, ma’am. Just taking a rest.” He shook out his legs and stretched his back. He didn’t look so scary. Not really. “Lovely day for a ride,” I said.
Then the Holy Spirit told me, “ASK THE BIKER IF HE WOULD LIKE A PRAYER.” What? After my initial hesitation of about two seconds, I obeyed.
“Well, yes. Actually, I would like a prayer—not for me, but for my wife,” responded the biker. “She suffers from some chronic conditions. Nothing we do helps her to get better.” He started to tear up. He obviously carried quite a burden. Suddenly, I saw this tough-looking guy full of anguish and love for his wife. I sensed his feelings of helplessness. Before I realized what I was doing, I was holding both of his hands and going before the Throne of God with him, praying for complete healing for his wife in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. When the prayer was over, we looked at each other soul-to-soul and recognize each other as brother and sister in Christ. “Thank you for that,” he said. “Didn’t expect it.” I laughed, thinking, God sent you here, right to the end of my driveway, just when I was checking my mail. He knew you needed a prayer, and He knew I’d pray with you if He asked me to.
When the biker departed and went on his way, I took a long breath. In my heart, I thanked God for not only helping me to dispel any fear I had of bikers, but for showing how much in control He is of everyone who comes near me and my home.
Then only a few weeks later, while in a supermarket parking lot in the city up the mountain, I saw a biker who was a disabled veteran. He had braces on both of his legs and one of those service dogs that rode in a little kid’s cart in the back. I approached him with almost no fear and asked directly if he wanted a healing prayer. He agreed, so in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I commanded healing into his body, asking the Holy Spirit to come in from the top of his head to the tips of his toes and go into every bone, joint, ligament, and organ. I cast out the spirits of pain and infirmity. When we were finished praying, to my complete surprise, the biker pulled out his wallet and FLASHED HIS CLERGY ID CARD! This biker was not only a believer, but a Man of God too. He thanked me for praying for him. Then he shared with me that he was grieving over the death of his wife who had passed two weeks before. He said, “You talk just like my wife. You got the same accent. It’s like she’s saying hello to me right now. God is cheering me up. Thank you!”
Isaiah 41 NIV
8 “But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,
9 I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
11 “All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Matthew 10:7-8 NIV
7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
John 14:12-14 NIV
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
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