‘Testimonies’ Category

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

dove_flying.jpgIf God should one day come to us and inform us that He is taking us home, to Heaven, what would that mean for us? We may gather our family and friends together to say our last good-byes and to say to everyone ” I love you!”. Well, God had it all planned for His Son Jesus as well. Jesus was now being called home by His Father God. After being on the earth for 33 years, crucified and entombed for 3 days, rose again, and spent 40 days with His disciples teaching them all about the Kingdom of Heaven. The final minutes before He was to ascend to Heaven He speaks to His disciples one more time. According to Acts 1, He has one message to tell them. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords… you would think His last words on earth would be very important. He is not coming back to do the 12 disciple thing again. He is not coming back to be crucified again. This is it. The grand finale on earth. I am sure that His last words would be the most important! He speaks with a command to not leave Jerusalem until they receive the Promise of the Father. That they would be baptized with fire, baptized with the Holy Spirit. Just as in Acts, the wonder of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is still available today to all who ask. If it were not important to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues, it surely would not have been Jesus’ final words. How can we not receive the Promise when it is from Him. You will be able to access the Kingdom of Heaven in such a way you have never known before. It is real, and Jesus wants you to receive today! We have seen many children and adults receive this wonderful Promise in the past 2 years. Just in the last 2 weeks we have seen 3 children and 2 adults receive their Baptism so easily and with such joy. We have seen the Lord baptize people without anyone even praying for them or laying hands on them! If there is such a time that we need the Holy Spirit Baptism, it is now… for us, for our children, even grandparents as we saw in British Columbia! We will be doing an in depth teaching of the Baptism soon … called “What They Didn’t Want You to Know”, watch for the announcement and time.

Dawn’s Testimony

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

We were invited to minister to the children at this Lutheran Renewal Canada Conference called “Awakening 2007” in Camrose, Alberta. We had a wonderful time and we have videos posted of what God did for the children there (check out the Pictures page). On the last evening of the Conference Saturday night, the following testimony occurred as Holy Spirit came to this sister, Dawn so beautifully and powerfully. The meeting had just finished and the guest speaker Brad Jersak had just given a wonderful message regarding communion. We were all about to leave as we exited the pews when a sister named Clarisse came up to me and asked if I could pray for her because she was ‘stuck’ as she put it. She was stuck in life and didn’t know what God wanted with her life. She appeared quite frustrated as she asked for prayer and had a look of like ” if God doesn’t touch my life soon” kind of look. I said to her that I don’t know what the problem is but the Holy Spirit knows everything. As I took her by the hands, the Lord began to touch her and she felt like fire and had to remove a jacket and sweater due to the heat and then her legs felt like they were on fire. I asked her to raise her hands and then blew on her and she went backwards and down straight as a board with eyes so wide open. She began to quiver under the presence of the Lord and lay there shaking. I felt to pray the Lord keep her down (until He was done working with her) by asking the Lord to ‘glue’ her down as we have seen in previous ministry occasions. She tried to lift up her torso to get up but sure enough she was glued down. Then she began to weep as the love of God poured all over her. She went silent after many minutes and then with an explosive burst, she began speaking in the heavenly language of tongues as the Holy Spirit gave her utterance, (Acts 2). After a time, she was completely at peace and rest as she continue to be ministered to by the Lord. During that time, her friend Dawn had been sitting beside her on the floor. I asked who she was and then asked if I could pray for her also. Her testimony describes in her own words the events that followed…