As I write this report from the nation of Colombia my heart is so full of praise and thanksgiving. Yesterday was a peak day for me on this 17 day ministry assignment.
In the morning we conducted Holy Ghost meetings for national pastors and leaders teaching by precept and example. With eyes wide open and soaking in the presence of God, the attentiveness of the leaders from the beginning was obvious and increased their expectation throughout the meeting as they heard the teaching and then witnessed the Holy Spirit demonstrating what was taught. Several of them were also filled with the Holy Spirit and healed.
We took some time with them and instructed them from 1 Corinthians 14 on setting things up in their church for proper protocol and order in Holy Ghost meetings. Liberty with limitations. Decently and in order. We gave opportunity for three of the leaders who had never given messages in tongues to do so. It was powerful.
Our small team helped me tremendously as they moved in the Spirit with me. As I interpreted different messages in tongues the leaders marvelled at God’s instructions and I could sense their eagerness and expectation increasing for God to use them that way. “God will give every pastor these gifts if you will ask Him.” I said.
The day gave way to the night and the presence and power of God continued to increase. I made a bold statement using the Scriptures that God has authorized us to heal the sick (Mk. 16:15-20) (Lk. 9:1-2; 10:9) and not so much to pray for the sick, especially sinners. The power is in the proclamation. Tell them what God is going to do.
I began by calling two people to the front and demonstrating what I just proclaimed. One person had an ulcer and pain in his right shoulder; the other was being tormented in her mind by demonic voices. They were both healed and delivered almost instantly. The woman who was hearing voices testified of the peace she was now feeling and said in her broken English: “My heart is so full of God’s love.”
To hear her say that to me was worth the price of my entire trip to Colombia. These two initial healings increased the faith and expectation of the people and broke the place open for the power of God to move in stronger manifestation.
Many more healings were reported. One young woman was shaking and crying uncontrollably. When I asked her what she was feeling she told me that her right arm had been burned and she was in constant pain and unable to move it, but now she was free of pain and had complete mobility in her arm. I called her to the platform and had her testify inbetween her tears.
Faith and expectation arose in the people and more healings manifested. Witnessing how God was touching the people, other youth began to come forward just to be touched by God’s presence and fire. I loved seeing God drench them in His presence as they crumble to their knees or fall on their backs in tears.
I called for the young people to rise up and proclaim the gospel, win souls, and heal the sick. What they’ve seen me do they can also do, I said. The people thundered with applause as I believe such challenges are rarely heard here.
As we were ministering to the sick the host pastor returned from visiting his dying wife in the medical clinic. We prayed the prayer of agreement for her in the morning meeting and the pastor came to report a marked improvement in her condition. She had come out of a coma and was breathing much better. We continue to stand for her total healing as we sent out His word in proclamation again last night. As the pastor testified, the wave of faith and expectation arose again in the people and more healings resulted.
On the heels of all these manifestations and testimonies of God’s power several visitors came forward to be saved at the end.
As I said, my heart is so full of praise and goodness as I write this early in the morning from Colombia. Thank you to all our partners and friends who help make this possible with their gifts.
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” (Rom. 10:14-15)
We need more partners and gifts to expand our reach and honor more invitations to go to the nations. Prayerfully consider partnering with us or hosting these type of revival meetings in your church or area.
I am overflowing with God’s love for the Church and the nations, and a desire to equip God’s ministers and saints to work the works of God in this final hour.
On behalf of my wife Carolyn and our team in Colombia as well as our national hosts,
Your friend and ambassador,