Evangelist brings healing touch to church
The congregation of the Bethel Assembly of God Church, 2945 Orchard Ave., was looking for something Sunday night.
Whether it was God’s love, the healing of an infirmity or evidence of the existence of a higher power, in so many words, the congregation was looking for miracles.
And Jerame Nelson said he was willing to give miracles to them.
“Do you feel a shift in the atmosphere?” Nelson asked the congregation. “It’s because God is in the room.”
Nelson is a self-described “prophetic revivalist traveling the world loving on God.”
About 60 people, including members of the church and first-time visitors, attended Nelson’s service in Grand Junction to witness what Nelson said was God healing sickness and injury.
After spirited praying, with members of the congregation cheering, singing hymns and even dancing, Nelson “set the stage” for God’s miracle-working with a song on waiting for God’s arrival.
“Be spontaneous with your love,” Nelson said. “God wants to invade Earth.”
Nelson said God would speak to him and tell him someone’s affliction and where they were located in the room.
Sciatic nerve pain, lung infections, sprained ankles and fibromyalgia — defined as widespread, chronic pain — were among the ailments with which people came forward in the church. Nelson laid hands on those people and said he “took authority” over their illnesses.
Sometimes he prayed more than once over them. Some fell over with what Nelson called the power of God’s touch and had to be helped to their feet. But each time, the congregation cheered.
“I don’t always have an instant manifestation,” Nelson said. “I don’t get discouraged because Jerame Nelson doesn’t heal people, Jesus heals people.”
Even the church’s pastor, David Huslig, who broke his tibia a week ago and was told it would take 13 weeks to heal, found his fractured bone fused Sunday night.
“I felt fire go through there,” Huslig said as he pulled off his medical boot and set aside his crutch.
“I don’t feel any pain.”
The young man’s ankle had been shattered after a skateboarding accident and required three metal pins to hold it together. Nelson said God heals those with the faith to take the stage because he loves them.
The pastor said he could no longer feel the pins in his ankle.
Nelson challenged those who had experienced miracles to get them “doctor-verified” after the revival.
“You know I always like to have evidence,” he said.