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The Holy Spirit is Evidence of Jesus' Resurrection. 
REVEREND GORDON WILLIAMS, APRIL 2017
 
 
“He is not here for he has arisen” (Matt. 28:6; Mk. 16:6; Lk. 24: 5–7). 
 
Christianity is the only religion in the world that believes that Jesus Christ died and physically rose from the dead, and is still alive today. The first time Jesus appeared and visited His disciples, Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them. Thomas knew what Jesus had previously said "that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life" (Matt. 16:21). 
But He did not believe even after the other disciples testified to him about what they saw. He said, “Unless I see in his hands, the print of the nails; and place my hand in his side, I will not believe” (Jn. 20:25). 
 
When Jesus appeared to all His disciples a second time, Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (Jn. 20:27–29). 
 
Like a "doubting Thomas", many a person today also lack faith; refusing to believe in Jesus, or in His resurrection. The Bible clearly defines faith: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" (Heb. 11-1). Because of the lack of faith, Jesus still appears in His physical body today to deal with a person who is a "doubting Thomas". I personally can relate, because I am one of those who has had such a visitation! The Apostle Paul testified that Jesus had “appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive; though some have fallen asleep” (1 Cor. 15:6). 
 
Easter represents the resurrection of Jesus, and can be validated and confirmed by His promise of the Holy Spirit as illustrated in the Book of Acts:
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Samaria and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). 
 
“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (languages), as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:4). In Greek, "to speak in other languages" means to speak out boldly to someone with urgency; in a real language spoken today, or in the past - a language that has not been previously learned. 
 
Although few have personally witnessed Jesus being raised from the dead, we have verification of His resurrection not only by His empty tomb, but through the Holy Spirit and from the "signs, wonders and miracles" that followed (Jn 4:48). As Jesus explained, “These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues (languages); they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mk. 16:17-18). 
 
Paul also testifies that God's miracles and spiritual gifts serve as a witness to Jesus' resurrection: “It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, while God also bore witness by signs (Mk. 16:17-20), wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Cor. 12:8–10) distributed according to his own will” (Heb. 2:3–4). If God's signs, wonders and miracles where not a part of our daily personal relationship with Jesus, then where is the proof to our Salvation? "Unless you people see signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe. (Jn. 4:48). 
 
At a recent House Church, a man became excited when he discovered the "authenticity" or proof of his salvation upon receiving the (Baptism of the) Holy Spirit where he spoke out in his new "tongues" language - a language he claimed he had not learned before (1 Cor. 12:10). His "tongues" were then interpreted by another in the prayer group, who had the "Gift of Interpretation" (1 Cor. 12:10). He listened attentively and in great anticipation, for the interpretation to his "tongues" - God had a personal message for him and his life (Jer. 21:11-13).
 
Today the work of the Holy Spirit is demonstrated by the “signs following”  and by the use of the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit”. They are our blessed assurance that Jesus died on the cross, and physically rose from the dead. 
 
 
 
 
As in the Book of Acts, Jesus' promises the (Baptism of the) Holy Spirit to those who believe, and we can be joyful in our worship and thankfulness towards Him this Easter for His sacrifice, and for the knowledge of our guaranteed Salvation.
 
If you would like to receive Salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Holy Spirit, healing or encouragement, I invite you come to one of our house meetings or contact me and I would be happy to pray with you. Together lets testify about Jesus to our family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances - anyone and everyone - tell them about the signs, wonders and miracles He has done in our lives!
 
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About GWEA Ministry

Our "Holy Spirit" ministry emphasizes the necessity of the grace gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the Bible scriptures. 

Our ministry helps people to receive Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, healing, deliverance and other spiritual gifts from God.

Also through our services, many have received miracles, healing, revival and renewal. 

 
Rev. Gordon Williams
 
 

Scripture of the Month

 

He is Risen:

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!

Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”

And they remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.  

It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.

And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

(Luke 24, NKJV)

   
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The main reason people visit the Holy Land is because Jesus was born there. Jesus grew up in the fishing village of Nazareth (Matt. 2:23) in the home of Joseph, a carpenter, who taught Him to be a carpenter as well.

Jesus, the eldest of five brothers and two sisters (Matt. 13:55), attended the synagogue regularly and also accompanied His family to the Temple in Jerusalem (Lk. 2:52).

Because He had an above average understanding of the Scriptures and of God; most people thought that He had gone away to study at a special religious school - He was so knowledgeable about God's Kingdom (Lk. 2:46-52).

 

"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought..." (Romans 8:26).

Two United States Universities did laboratory tests on "tongues speaking" Christians in order to see if also there was any psychological damage done to their brains when they were speaking, praying or singing in their "tongues" languages...

 

Congratulations goes to Dr. Brent McLaughlin, now Rev. McLaughlin, who was ordained at his Beaverton House Church on March 10, 2017.

The local veternarian received his ordination through GWEA's ministry, and the ECA (Evangelical Church Alliance) Ministerial Fellowship of Canada. 

Rev. McLaughlin is known locally for his remarkable ministry with animals, and is gifted with the Holy Spirit and the "signs following" (Mark 16:16-17).

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Two United States Universities did laboratory tests on "tongues speaking" Christians in order to see if also there was any psychological damage done to their brains when they were speaking, praying or singing in their "tongues" languages...

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