Signs and Wonders Shall Follow
“Faith is not so much believing for miracles as it is knowing you have correctly heard God.” The Hunters were certain that God had spoken to them about healing for the multitudes. From that first miracle service they participated in with Pastor Bob Lewis in El Paso, Texas, to their final days on earth, the Hunters believed that God had spoken a healing word to them.
They knew that in the earlier healing ministries, people flocked to special people who had a healing anointing, like Oral Roberts and Kathryn Kuhlman. But once the Hunters received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, Mark 16: 17– 18 became a central part of their ministry.
And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.(nkjv)
This was a word for ordinary believers who trusted in the healing power of Jesus Christ. The signs of Jesus’ ministry would follow them.
Many healing miracles followed the Hunters through the years and touched many people, including a man named “Stoney” Henry. When he met the Hunters, he had a malignant tumor on his bladder that the doctors had tried to fight with chemotherapy. It had progressed from stage one to stage two and had no signs of remission. Stoney read the testimonies of others who had been miraculously healed of cancer and other diseases. He was invited to attend a Full Gospel Businessmen’s meeting to see what God could do, and Charles and Frances Hunter were the speakers at this particular meeting.
After preaching on the power of God to save, baptize, and heal, Charles invited people to come forward for prayer in any of those areas. Stoney came forward, of course— he needed prayer for it all! Unsure if he had been saved, he gave his heart to Christ. As Charles and Frances laid hands on him, he received the baptism in the Holy Spirit with a beautifully flowing new language. They laid hands on him again and rebuked the cancer in the name of Jesus. Stoney walked out of the meeting with great joy, believing that with God, all things are possible. Two trips to MD Anderson Hospital in Houston over the next three months confirmed the Holy Spirit’s power that night— Stoney had been completely healed!