With each new move of God people tend to resist at first, so I’m going to try to make this as easy as possible for you to accept and understand by giving you background information and some insights God has given me along the way.
I have loaded this post with some of my favorite video footage documenting this miraculous sign and wonder.
This miracle is growing in strength as people exercise their faith. I’m trying to give a fairly chronological telling of the story of the beginning stages of this miracle so the videos included in this post will be progressively more and more impressive as you go down the page.
Okay, let’s put down an anchor now in Mark chapter 11 where Jesus made the following statement: “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Do you believe God can REALLY move mountains in response to our prayers? Of course God can do it. But Jesus says that we need to have faith too. We have to believe that it will really be done for us. And, I’m not talking about the kind of so-called faith that we try to work up when a crisis hits us. No, I’m talking about that deep-seated faith that it WILL be done because we already have an intimate familiarity with God’s power and God’s willingness to respond to our prayers.
After we see God move some pebbles for us, we can perhaps have the faith to believe God will move a boulder for us. Then a hill. Then a mountain. Do you see how faith is built on past victories?
But someone might ask: Would it be a waste of God’s power to move some pebbles for me? Is it too SMALL a thing for God to do?
Personally, I don’t think God’s power can be wasted because his power is LIMITLESS. I don’t think my Daddy in heaven is ever annoyed at any faith-filled prayer I send his way. In fact, I think He is delighted that I believe him enough to actually start doing some of the things that He says are possible for those who have faith. He is thrilled that I am exercising my faith and that I have joy in the big AND little things he does for me.
As I see him do so-called “small” things for me, I can trust him for bigger things. That’s how faith works. A Christian does not typically pray and see someone healed of cancer before they have first built up their faith by seeing that God can heal people of stomachaches.
That’s what this new sign and wonder is about. It is about the Christian seeing God miraculously override natural forces such as gravity in the small things like pennies so that we will have the faith in the future to believe God for bigger miracles.
Although inconclusive, my research suggests that this sign and wonder began sometime in 2009 when a young person at Bethel Church in Redding, California started praying for coins to stick to the wall, poster, and other places in their bedroom only by God’s power… and the coins STUCK by God’s power. One source said it was a young man who heard God say to pray in faith for a coin to stick to a wall. Another source (my friend on Facebook who is familiar with this new sign and wonder) said it was a girl. Anyone who has more information is encouraged to post a comment in response to this post.
A handful of young people attended a conference at Bethel in March 2010 and found out about this Sign and Wonder and decided to give it a try and it worked for them too.
Eventually Scott Morrison of Georgia (USA) found out about it and began praying that God would do it for him too.
When I asked Scott what inspired him to give it a try, he explained:
“I heard of people in Bethel starting it. And I heard of some kid in Georgia who got a jar full of pennies that appeared in his room supernaturally and then he saw some Bethel kids doing it and knew what it was for.
My friend Mercy and some other people on Youtube inspired me to try it.”
Starting back in May of this year, Scott began posting some amazing videos of what God was doing for him in response to his simple, child-like faith. Here are five of the videos he posted.
Then, towards the end of May, a fellow believer visited Scott and was encouraged to give it a try. He came back to his fellowship and told his brothers and sisters in Christ about the miracle and they tried it too. This helped more Christians realize that this is not a gift reserved for the select few. This is for every believer who is willing to enter into child-like faith believing that God is in them and able to do all things through them.
I was interested in this miracle and wanted to find more videos documenting this sign and wonder so I could share it with you here.
I contacted Scott and his friends to ask them how it was done. My understanding after communicating with them was that it was because of God’s presence and power that the coins stayed up. I was told it was helpful to put aside your questioning mind and just believe in God’s power. I was also told it was helpful to have God’s glorious presence in the room by cultivating an atmosphere of worship.
From the time I first saw a video of a coin staying up by prayer, about six weeks went by without me having any success in getting coins to stay up by prayer.
One day, I showed my wife the video of the Christian fellowship putting up coins in God’s glory (the above video). After watching, she asked for a coin and prayed for it to stay up on the wardrobe door next to our computer… and it STAYED for about 2 seconds. We were in awe and thoroughly convinced that this was for real at that point. We spent the rest of that evening trying to get coins to stay up and did not witness any more miracles.
We figured watching that video helped put us in the right frame of mind to be able to do the miracle but the effects of the video quickly wore off.
Another evening a couple weeks later, we had been in worship for about a half hour and we felt God’s presence so we decided to pray for coins to stay up again and this time they began sticking on various surfaces for us.
Since that night, we have successfully prayed for coins to stay on the vertical sides of refrigerators, a blackboard, walls, metal desks, stone boulders, a TV screen, a sliding glass door, street lamp posts, wardrobe doors, the door to our house and its door frame, along with other surfaces.
Our first instinct was to try to PROVE that this was a miracle. Since then, we have learned that this miracle is meant to be ENJOYED — not proved. Trying to prove the miracle can get you into such an analytical frame of mind that the wonder of the miracle is repeatedly attacked from every angle as your mind starts taking over and trying to explain it away.
As we analyzed and explained this miracle to death, we noticed that the power of the miracle began diminishing. Because we allowed our minds to be consumed with questions and doubts, we went from putting up spoons by God’s power back to having trouble getting penny-sized coins to stay up for us. Now, as we return to that place of child-like faith and joy in God’s wonders, we are seeing our prayers increase in power and effectiveness again.
I encourage everyone experiencing this miracle to just enjoy the miracle and have fun worshiping God as he demonstrates his power. My experience has caused me to believe that this miracle is meant primarily to fill us with JOY and FAITH while we have fun worshiping our Father in heaven.
Don’t think of this miracle merely as the newest tool that will help you convince all your friends and family that God is real. Just let your faith and joy increase, which will in turn allow you to experience even greater miracles in the future — which, by the way, may be the miracles that help your family and friends discover the power of God down the road.
Of course, as in all things let the Holy Spirit lead you. I’m just trying to warn you against making this miracle all about performing and trying to prove something.
We have been programed by our churches to make everything about sharing our faith. But sometimes, God just wants to increase our faith and help us draw nearer to him.
Think of Jesus’ ministry on the earth. There were miracles for the crowds (such as feeding the 5,000) and there were private miracles for the disciples (such as walking on water).
By the way, Peter and Jesus walking on water together is an excellent example of our authority to experience amazing things with Jesus even if there is no apparent point to it except to do something that stretches our faith and to have fun being with Jesus.
Why did Jesus and Peter walk on water? Were they testing God? Were they involved in witchcraft? No! They were simply doing what they knew they could do because they had the authority to do it. Jesus had authority from God to walk on water. He could have used a boat or walked around the lake but since he could walk on water that’s what he did! He did it simply because he could. Peter thought it was neat and looked fun to walk on water and he wanted to be where Jesus was and do what Jesus did. When Jesus gave him authority to walk on the water by inviting him, Peter got out of the boat and did it too.
They weren’t asking God to prove anything (testing God). They weren’t using unholy spirits and demons to control events and other people (witchcraft). They were simply acting out their God-given right to live God-empowered lives by resting in full assurance of the authority given them.
So, I don’t think there needs to be a humongous purpose for doing something supernatural. Otherwise, Jesus and Peter would have always managed to find a way to stay in a boat when they were on the water. The other day I was watching kids playing on the playground. They were trying to get tricycles up a slide. People who are “in the box” say that tricycles belong on sidewalks. But children think differently than adults — in fact, often children just DO instead of think and, incidentally, they have more fun and joy in their lives than most adults.
Personally, though, I think God does have a big purpose for this new sign. I think this is a genius plan from heaven — think about it: everyone is familiar with gravity, everyone has walls, everyone has access to a penny or some other object. This is a sign for every person to see that miracles are available to all of us when we start having faith in God’s ability to intervene and override every situation. Also, this miracle is a clear demonstration that God’s edicts are more powerful than the natural laws he set up (gravity). One of God’s edicts says that we can do miracles simply by praying for them in Jesus’ name in faith (John 14:12, Matt 21:22, etc). This is a very visible sign that can be tested. For the Christian, there can no longer be any doubt that prayer is powerful. That encourages us to be all the more eager to pray for healings, deliverance, and other divine interventions in our lives and the lives of the hurting people around us. I’m sure that there are many more ways that God can use what some would consider a silly miracle. God loves to use the “foolish” things to confound the wise, right?
When we saw coins staying on the walls we were encouraged to have more faith in God in regards to our future and our finances. We figured that if God can hold up a coin in response to prayer, we can surely count on him to keep his promises to guide our future and provide for our material needs.
So, those are my thoughts on the purpose of this miracle. What it boils down to for me is increasing our FAITH and JOY as we LOVE on God.
Now, let’s take a look at some more videos of people experiencing this miracle. Then, I’ll wrap up with a few more thoughts at the end.
In the first video in this next set, you will see a guy who had already seen these miracles via video but then he experiences it first hand.
His reaction demonstrates that the videos I’m sharing with you today cannot convince you of this miracle and they cannot make this miracle a real, living experience for you. I’m aware of that and I’m okay with that. I just hope you feel release in your spirit to try it for yourself so that you can experience it on a personal level — then you will believe. And if you cannot experience it yourself for some reason or other, then I hope that you will at least rejoice with your brothers and sisters and thank God for their child-like faith. Remember the apostle’s words found in 1 Corinthians 12 where he says, “if one part [of the body of Christ] is honored, every part rejoices with it.” Let us meditate on Paul’s teaching on the body of Christ and be sure to love and honor one another even if we don’t understand one another’s unique giftings and functionings in service to the Lord.
Also, before you watch the next video, let me point out that after seeing bobby pins on the wall the faith of the guy in the video grew by leaps and bounds. He instantly realized that if God can intervene in the natural realm then it should be no problem for God to take care of our financial and material problems. Plus, he quickly realized that if bobby pins can be held up by God’s power then heavier objects should also be able to stay up.
By the way, did I mention that this miracle is spreading around the world as people see the videos online and try it out for themselves? We are in Asia at the moment and now some of our students are doing this miracle. One of my students told me that she has had a ring, a pair of glasses, chopsticks (metal ones and wood ones), all sorts of silverware, a book, and even a shirt stay up as she prays. Another student said he had a compass stay up for him. Several students have had their erasers stay up as they pray. They have all put up every size of coin and also paper money. Another student told me something really amazing… He said that he put two coins stacked one on top of the other up against the wall so both of the coin’s faces were touching each other and one coin’s face was touching the wall. The one up against the wall fell but the other one remained suspended in the air for a couple seconds — now, THAT’s FAR OUT!!! Another student put two coins up the same way (stacked face to face) and both of the coins stayed up together.
These are our little elementary school students who are worshiping God as they believe and see that God answers their prayers. You know, they have only been doing this for a couple weeks now. Who knows what they’ll try next week! They realize that Jesus is powerful and they are having fun finding out how powerful their prayers are.
We have also shared this miracle with friends who don’t share our faith in Jesus. You know what? Even these friends are able to do it if they have faith that it can happen for them. The other night we had a friend over who shares our belief in God but doesn’t necessarily have faith in Jesus right now. We just told her to allow God’s love-filled joy and energy to flow through her as she believed in God’s power to hold the coin up for her. It was so fun watching her faith grow as she moved from one level of experience to the next. When she first started that evening, the coins were simply falling just like they were for us when we first tried praying for coins to stay up, but by the end of the evening the coins were staying for several minutes at a time.
I’m sharing this with you so that you realize that this miracle really is all about faith and not about proving who has the right set of beliefs and doctrines. You know, if God had to wait for us to all have the perfect set of beliefs and doctrines before he could work through us, I doubt any of us would ever see a miracle in our lifetimes. But, I thank God for his grace that he extends to each one of us as we put our trust in him and let him flow through us. God is not looking for perfect, golden vessels to carry his power. He is simply looking for willing jars of clay (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Remember what Jesus said: “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
See? Jesus did not put any conditions on the power to command mountains into the sea except that the person commanding believe in his heart that it will happen. Apparently, the same is true for commanding coins to stay on the wall — it just takes faith / belief coming from the heart of a person to make things happen.
Besides the USA where Scott Morrison lives and Asia where we currently reside, we have also heard of these gravity defying miracles being done in France and Germany. I’m sure that this miracle will quickly sweep over the entire globe thanks to the internet and the availability of this miracle to everyone with a measure of faith.
I hope that these videos filled you with awe and worship for our Super-Powerful God who has come and made his home in us (see John 14:19-23).
A lot of people want to know why God is doing this miracle. I have given you my perspective on this already. In addition, here are five possible reasons that I saw shared on Freshwind Global Ministries’ Facebook page:
- God is fun.
- God is creative.
- God is able to suspend natural laws
- God likes to make us wonder
- All things are possible.
In fact, I suppose it is in God’s nature to invite us to step out of the tiny little boat we have been living in so that we can start walking on the water with him!
If our faith in God increases… If we start really believing the things we say that we believe… Just imagine what might happen!
I know that there is a lot of confusion about how we can know if a miracle is from God or some other supernatural source (like a demon). To help you work through this, I encourage you to check out this great article that teaches the Biblical way to discern if a miracle is from God or not.
The article deals with many common questions among Christians including the following:
- Does God really still do miracles nowadays?
- If I don’t see this miracle anywhere in the Bible, can it really be from God?
- What kinds of miracles does God do?
- Aren’t some things like levitating only done by demonic power?
- How can I know if a supernatural occurence is from God or not?
- What about counterfeit miracles, signs, and wonders?
- How can I know if someone is a false prophet or not?
Hope that article helps you. You are also welcome to share the article with anyone who might be blessed by it.
I look forward to seeing what you have to say in the comments section. Please keep it encouraging and uplifting. I would also love to see you sharing some of your own videos of God overcoming the force of gravity or some other faith building miracles — just put your video link in the comment you post and if the video can be embedded I’ll come by and adjust your comment so that your video can play right there in the comment area of this blog post.
One final thought: When the Son of Man (Jesus) comes, will he find faith in the earth? (Luke 18:8)
Let’s build up our faith muscles so we don’t disappoint Christ our Lord when he comes.
God bless you and may you see many more miracles!
P.S.: THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN IN THE INFANCY OF THIS NEW SIGN SO I BELIEVE MORE AND MORE AMAZING VIDEOS WILL SURFACE AS THIS MIRACLE GROWS IN STRENGTH