A Relationship with Jesus
By Benny Hinn
Early in my ministry, while I was kneeling in prayer, God gave me a vision that seemed as real as life itself. I saw myself standing alone, totally crippled. My body was twisted and there was a dark atmosphere that surrounded me.
Close to me stood Jesus. He was uttering only one word: “Come!”
During the vision I said to myself, “Why doesn’t the Lord come and touch me?” The Lord, however, stood still. He just repeated, “Come!”
In my condition it seemed almost impossible for me to move. Suddenly, something incredible happened. I was able to move just a tiny muscle in my leg — and I noticed that at that precise moment the leg of Jesus mirrored my action.
I stretched a little more – and everything I did, He did. I extended my leg and His leg did the same. All the time He kept saying, “Come,” while I was thinking, “Lord, why don’t You come and touch and heal me.”
He kept encouraging me, “Come, come.”
As I continued to move, He did the same. Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me, saying, “I am bound to your actions.” The words of Scripture sprang to my mind:
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you…” (James 4:8)
In my vision I saw myself as I began walking and my body started to relax. Now my steps became easier, and so did the steps of Jesus. We met halfway and when we did I touched Him and He touched me — and we were totally knit together. At that moment, my body was made completely and miraculously whole.
In prayer, with tears streaming down my cheeks, I asked the Lord, “What would happen if I moved away from You?”
He said, “If you move back, you will become weak and disabled again.”
Remember the words of Jesus:
“Abide in me…” And he declared, “…for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:4-5)
When the Lord says, “Come,” He is drawing you to a relationship with Him.