FORT WORTH — Immediately following his power-packed sermon “It’s In the Lord,” Dr. E.E. Furtch stood before The Anointed Church’s members and the church’s visitors, and with soft worship music playing in the background, the Fort Worth pastor said, “It’s not good just to be around Him. You’ve got to get in Him. You’ve got to seek His face. We’ve got to seek Him.”
The man of God, in this recent Sunday morning service, told church attendees the answers to their prayers are “in the Lord.” Speaking by the Holy Spirit as a line of worshipers formed at the altar, Dr. Furtch said, “There are others in this place, God is wanting to do something on the inside of you, He’s wanting to change you from the inside out, because change from the outside is change in your own strength.
“And changing in your own strength: It would be just a few weeks and you’d be back where you were,” Dr. Furtch said as his eyes scanned the pews. “But if you want real change, it’s got to be from the inside.”
As the music played, Dr. Furtch prayed, then stepped down from the pulpit and welcomed people with testimionies of how the Lord moved on their behalf during the sowing of the Word (the pastor’s message) and through the worship portion of the service.
“Dr. Furtch, when you began to call out bronchitis, you said, ‘Go, in the name of Jesus,’ I felt something literally in my throat move,” a member of The Anointed Church said as she spoke through the microphone Dr. Furtch was holding.. “And I said, ‘Lord, I thank you for my healing.’ I noticed I began to talk better; it cleared up. It was bad, but I thank God (for the healing).”
Another member of The Anointed Church shared good news of her healing as she was choked up by tears of joy. “My carpal tunnel had been hurting me and hurting me, and my arm was hurting me really bad today. I got (carpal tunnel) in both arms, but my left arm was really, really hurting.
“And when you just started praying, I just said, ‘Lord, I receive my healing.’ I was hurting all during service today and now it ain’t hurtin’ no more, and I just thank the Lord!!!!” the woman said to a round of heavy applause.
Joyce Kirven, along with her mother Emmarene Kirven and sisters Peggy Whichman and Merylan Ransom, visited The Anointed Church as members of Kingdom Living Christian Center of Dallas , and was all too happy to share how the service blessed her.
“There’s no hurting; I was hurting here when I came in here,” Joyce Kirven, a cancer survivor, said as she placed her hand over her breast. “There’s no pain anywhere. I just thank God for His grace and His mercy and His healing me all over.”
Ransom, sharing her testimony, said: “I had joint pains and circulation problems in my legs. They were numb,” she said, noting that the pain had gone away. “(But) I feel better.”
“Thank you, Jesus. Give God some glory,” Dr. Furtch said as the saints rejoiced “in the Lord.”
Donald Lee, an author and free-lance journalist, is founder-pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas. Lee also co-authors the newly released book "Married to Commitment," which shares wisdom on how to build and maintain godly relationships. Lee may be contacted at (225) 773-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain a copy of the $14.99 book, "Married to Commitment," which is available in local Christian bookstores, call Xulon Press Christian publishing company toll-free at (866) 909-2665. To order online, visit http://www.xulonpress.com or http://www.amazon.com. To view a video trailer of the book, which has a multi-ethnic readership, visit http://www.youtube.com.