Famous pastor and bestselling author Francis Chan revealed that he did not believe in the power of healing until recently. God enlightened and moved him to experience it.
Chan spoke in the virtual International Association of Healing Ministries conference last month. The 52-year-old speaker shared his unbelief in the healing ministry. He said, “What I do know is for many years I didn’t believe in healing, I didn’t believe in miracles. It was pretty much what I was taught in seminary.”
“Humbly, I have to say, I used to ridicule people who spoke in tongues or prophesied or believed they could heal. Even though when I personally read the Scriptures, I saw this available.”
Even though Chan has been in the ministry for a long time, it took him years before he dived into the spiritual side of his faith.
“That’s why when you first asked me to speak for this healing conference, I go, ‘You’ve got the wrong guy’. I’ve been praying for gifts of healing for years. And it was only like a few months ago that I saw healing for the first time.”
The Crazy Love author then shared his first experience of healing in his mission trip in Myanmar. In a rural village, he laid hands on several people and they got healed, including a deaf little boy and girl.
IAHM International director Jean-Luc Trachsel lauds Chan for his humility, a character he rarely see in ministers nowadays.
But the former megachurch pastor wants to be known as someone who Jesus saved. “The only way I know how to describe myself is, I’m a guy who has made so many mistakes in life. Yet by the grace of God, He just keeps blessing me and my family. And I sense His presence with me and just constantly shocked at what I get to do while I’m still on this earth for however much longer that is.”
He added, “I try to teach in such a way that I think to myself, ‘If this is it and I’m about to see the face of God, what would I say? Did I make much of Him or did I bring glory to myself?”
Watch the full interview with Francis Chan below.
Reference: Christian Post