'HELP GORDON FEED THOSE WITH THE "HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS”' (MATT. 5:6)
Today people of all ages have this "hunger and thirst" for a personal relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jesus describes how this spiritual hunger can be satisfied - a spiritual meal where the menu offers forgiveness for sin and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
However many people do not like the taste of the “new wine” of the Holy Spirit (Lk. 5:37–39). It is an acquired taste for everyone, and it grows on us the more we drink. Every time we pray and use the ingredients which Jesus described as the "signs following" (Mk. 16:17–18) and the 15 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Rom.12:6–8; 1 Cor. 12:8–11), the result is a healthy life of “signs, wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will” (Heb. 2:4). Children as young as three, and adults as old as ninety can enjoy the taste of Jesus' right relationship meal. It is the promise of eternal life.
Your prayers and financial support allow Gordon to accept invitations anywhere in Canada, the United States, and in other countries; in churches small and large, and without a ministry fee charge. His ministry is done on the basis of love offerings. His praise reports are shared every month in this newsletter. Your continuous support helps Gordon to harvest the fields that are ripe and ready (Jn. 4:35).
Please pray and ask Jesus what you should do to help and become a partner with Gordon (Phil. 1:5). Throughout the remainder of 2018, please help to increase the harvest of people of all ages into the Kingdom of God (Jn. 4:35).
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“FARM MINISTRY: A GOAT OWNER AND HER MOTHER” (MK. 16:17–18)
Dr. Brent McLaughlin visited a farm to look at a female goat that was very sick and close to death. The owner had just been released from the hospital and was recovering from a chronic head injury that was caused by a horse who had fell on her 2 years previously. Despite this injury, she was always grateful for the help Brent could give her. She was accustomed to him praying for her animals, but he had never asked her if she wanted prayer for herself!
Her own description of her life circumstances sounded like the first half of John 10:10 where “the thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy." He told her about this verse, and she wholeheartedly agreed to prayer and desired to apply the second half of that verse to her life - “that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” Both she and her goat needed prayer. Brent prayed for her salvation and then the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We both laid hands on the goat and she spoke out in english and in her tongues to be healed.
Following this, her mother walked into the barn after they had finished praying. Upon relaying her daughter’s testimony, Brent asked her mother, “Would you like to receive as well?” She agreed and received the same blessing with ease! Brent concluded, “I plan on going back at a convenient time to command the evil spirits in the house and the barn to leave (in Jesus’ name) so they can all (including their animals) have peace.”
“EVERY ONE WHO ASKS RECEIVES” (LK. 11:10 )
In a meeting in London, Ontario, a woman brought her 2 year old daughter, Megan, for prayer. She was suffering from a severe case of asthma. She couldn’t go outside in bad weather, and she couldn’t sleep through the night! Her mother asked, “Do you think that Jesus would heal my daughter?” I said, “Well, let’s ask Him!”
We prayed with Megan asking Jesus to heal her. And He did! She immediately stopped wheezing and breathed normally. Then I asked her mother, “Have you received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit yet?" Tearfully she replied, “Not yet, but I would like to!” I prayed with her and she received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and began speaking in her Holy Spirit-given language (Acts 2:4; Mk. 16:18). Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).
“THE HOLY SPIRIT RESTORES A MARRIAGE” (LK. 11:13)
At a church meeting in Curitiba, Brazil, a married couple who had been separated for 4 months, stood together for prayer. They told me that they wanted to get back together again. I suggested that they should follow the advice that Jesus gave to the church in Ephesus whom had “abandoned (lost) the love they had at first.” (Rev. 2:4). Jesus also explained to them how to get their love back: “Remember then from what you have fallen, repent and do again what you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place” (Rev. 2:5).
The couple followed Jesus' advice and repented, first asking Jesus for forgiveness, and then each other. Then they received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to speak in their tongues languages (Acts 2:4; Mk. 16:17). The people standing around them, including my interpreter, shed tears of joy (Neh. 8:10) as the couple kissed one another.
“HEALING REQUIRES HUMILITY” (LK. 18:14)
At the Word of Life Church in Guelph Ontario, a young woman asked for prayer for healing of arthritis and humility. I asked her if she had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. She said, “Yes, but I don’t want anyone to lay hands on me!” I began to pray with her as I laid hands on her shoulders (Mk.16:18). She reacted and said, “Why are you touching me? I told you that I did not want anybody to touch me.” I replied, “It’s to teach you humility!” She said, “I understand!”