A Washington pastor is calling it a social media revival — healing miracles and salvation in Jesus Christ over Instagram Live.
Jacob Coyne, pastor at Bethesda Church NW in Vancouver, prayed for a teen named Genesis during an hour-long livestream Tuesday.
The teen was “trying to decide between Islam or Christianity, but then Jesus healed his dislocated shoulder and saved his soul during my livestream,” Coyne said of the answered prayer that happened during his virtual Bible study.
He called it the “craziest miracle I’ve ever seen.”
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Genesis told the pastor he could not lift his right arm, scoring the pain 9.5 out of 10.
“Wouldn’t that be awesome if Jesus healed you right now?” Coyne asked him.
“Yeah, that would be awesome,” Genesis said with a grin.
As Coyne began to pray, the teen said he was nervous, but the pastor assured him, “We just read this. In Mark 16 it says, ‘These signs will follow those that believe,’ and Jesus is able to perform miracles like this. It’s not me. I’m not a magician. I’m a follower of Jesus, and this is what Jesus’ followers are called to do.”
The pastor prayed: “I command that left should to move. Every muscle, bone, ligament, and tendon be realigned in the name of Jesus Christ. I command all the pain to leave right now.”
And as he was praying, Genesis’ shoulder twitched on camera.
“Wait, what just happened, bro?” Coyne said.
“Wait, wait. Hold on,” Genesis responded. “Yo, there was nothing here before,” he said, pointing to a point on his shoulder.
So Coyne asks him, “Can you lift it up?” and the teen raises his arm straight in the air.
“I just felt some electricity flow through me, and then there’s like some click,” Genesis said of the moment.
He added: “Jacob, you know I came on this live because my faith was wavering between the religion of Islam and the religion of Christianity, and my arm wasn’t moving at all, and then I wanted to join your live so that Jesus could heal my arm and then if he did I would literally give my life to Christ.”
“Yes!” Coyne said. “Do you want to give your life to Christ right now?”
And the teen responded, “yes.”
Coyne led him in a prayer: “Jesus, I give you my life. You healed me and I’ll follow you forever. Come into my heart. Be my Lord and be my Savior. Thank you for giving me new life today and showing me that you are the way. Amen.”
The pastor concluded, “Jesus did this just for you. He loves you.”
Beaming with joy, Genesis said, “I can literally feel it, everything here.”
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