GWEA Monthly Ministry Report: July 2013
REVEREND GORDON WILLIAMS
"WHATEVER IT TAKES!” (MATT. 7: 11)
"I FEEL BETTER ALREADY! (JN. 5: 9)
A man in his 60's explained, "I have cancer in my bowels and I need prayer for healing. The pain is terrible!” I asked him, "Have you received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit yet?” He answered, "No, not yet.” I explained that he needed the Holy Spirit so He could bring healing to his body when he prayed in tongues and (1 Cor. 14: 4) so the Holy Spirit could guide him every day. He agreed and received the Holy Spirit and began to speak in his "new” language. "I feel better already!”
"ONLY ‘WHOSOEVERS’ CAN RECEIVE FROM JESUS” (JN. 3: 16; ACTS 2: 21, 38)
At the Full Gospel Church, St. Catharines, ON a 40 year old woman was waiting for prayer in the prayer line. When I asked her if she wanted to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, she answered, "I have had prayer many times but I have been told that there is a time for everything and it is not my time.” I answered, "Yes, it is your time.” She asked, "How do you know whether it is my time?” I explained that on the Day of Pentecost, Peter said, "And it shall be that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.....and receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 21). I asked, "Are you a ‘Whosoever’?” I asked several people standing around her, "She is a "Whosoever, isn’t she?” They all laughed and said, "Yes!” "Yes!” "Yes!” Then, I asked her again, "Are you a ‘Whosoever’?” With a big smile, she said confidently, "Yes”. Then, I asked her, "Whosoever”, would you like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues?” She, confidently, said, "Yes!” We prayed and she burst into tongues.
I then turned to the people on each side of her and asked, "Are there anymore "Whosoevers” who would like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and 5 people raised their hands and said, "I’m a ‘Whosoever’.” Then I prayed with 2 men and 3 women "Whosoevers” and they all easily received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to speak in their new languages that the Holy Spirit gave so they could be authentic Christian believers with the "Signs Following” (Mk. 16: 17 - 20).
"5 PLUS 1" BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT” (ACTS 19: 6)
At a recent House Meeting in Lindsay, ON, a man brought his wife for prayer to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. He explained, "I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit over 25 years ago but my wife has sought it but not received. I asked her if she would like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit now. I encouraged her that "Tonight you will not be disappointed.” We prayed and she received the Holy Spirit and easily began to speak in tongues. Two young women in their 30s who were friends also received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and received their tongue languages. Also, a man in his 60's, accompanied by a friend, received. She had some questions about the authenticity of the Gift of Speaking in tongues (languages) because she had seen many of the counterfeit things which attempted to imitate the authentic Gift. Like Gideon, her "signs” of proof were honoured (Ju. 6: 17; 36 - 40). I encouraged her by what Jesus had said, "If then who are evil give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Lk. 11:13). She received the Holy Spirit with the authentic Gift of tongues as did the other 5 people.
"THE TUMOUR WAS GONE!” (MATT. 6: 8)
At the Full Gospel Church, St. Catharines, ON, Pastor Jim Wright’s wife, Rose reminded me about something that happened when she was pregnant with her 14 year old daughter when I was doing ministry in the church. Her doctor explained that she had a tumour that was several inches long and a few inches wide. It was endangering the baby and could cause a problem for her to have a normal birth. Her doctor had shown her the Xray taken of the tumour. She came to the altar for prayer. She said that she explained the problem and asked for prayer. "But, instead of praying for me, you said, ‘You’ve got nothing!’ and walked on to pray for somebody else.” She remained there and thought that I was going to come back and pray for her. But, I didn’t. She said, "You looked back at me a couple of times but didn’t come to pray for me.” She was puzzled by my actions. However when the baby was born, the tumour was gone. It had gone! It had disappeared. "Then”, she said, "I knew why you didn't pray for me. God had healed me already. The Holy Spirit had given you the words to say!” I told her that I didn’t remember the experience, but often the Holy Spirit puts words in my mouth and I don’t know it. That is called, "The Gift of the Word of Knowledge” (1 Cor. 12: 8). "Praise the Lord” that He can use us without us realizing He has done it! Oh, and by the way, the baby was a girl and she and her 2 sisters received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in their new tongues languages (Mk. 16: 17; Acts 2:4; 10: 6).
"I FEEL BETTER ALREADY!” (1 PET. 2: 24)
A man in his 60's explained, "I have cancer in my bowels and I need prayer for healing.” I asked, "Have you received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit ?” He answered, "No.” I explained that he needed the Holy Spirit so He could bring healing to his body when he prayed in tongues (1 Cor. 14: 4) and so the Holy Spirit could guide him everyday. He agreed and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to speak in the new language and I prayed for healing. He then told me, "I feel better already.”
"PRAY AND HELP GORDON IN THE HARVEST” (LK. 10: 2)
Jesus told his first disciples and today’s disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the Harvest to send out labourers into the harvest” (Matt. 9: 37 - 38). "I tell you, lift up your eyes and see how the fields are already white for harvest” (Jn. 4: 35). Most people cannot see just how ready the people around them are ready to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ so they can have hope in this life time and look forward to eternal life. But, without Jesus there is no salvation, no Baptism of the Holy Spirit, no healing and no deliverance. Today, Gordon is seeing people come for ministry in numbers that people think he is making up his "harvest reports”. But, he needs people who will become fellow-labourers or co-works in the Harvest. Literally, everything that he reads about in the New Testament is happening today. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out more labourers or to support more people who will join with him to harvest people into the Kingdom of Heaven. Pray that you will be the answer to your prayer.
Gordon has a unique ministry in this sense. He wants to continue to accept invitations from churches, regardless of size anyplace in Canada, the USA or any country in the world without setting fees. So, we ask you to pray and ask Jesus what you can do to help Gordon. Then, fill in "The Special Offering Card” (opposite side of "The Prayer Card”) & return it in the self-addressed envelope. We also have "Pay Pal” available on our Web Site so you can contribute with your Credit Cards. Cheques & Money Orders should be made out to the "Gordon Williams Evangelistic Ass’n or simply "G.W.E.A.”" Income tax receipts are sent out at the end of each year. "HELP US TO INCREASE THE HARVEST IN 2013!”
"FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS” (LK. 11: 13)
A woman came to our meeting in Welland, ON carrying one of our "Newsletters” that a friend had given her and in which she highlighted that people had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. She told me that she disappointed because had received prayer 6 times to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit but didn’t receive tongues (Acts 2:4). I explained, "That was before! This is tonight! Follow my instructions and you will receive the Holy Spirit and you will speak in tongues. Reluctantly she agreed. She prayed with me & received the Holy Spirit & fell to the floor (Is. 28: 13)speaking in tongues (Acts 19: 6).
"MOUNTAIN MOVING PRAYER” (JAS. 5: 13 - 18)
Jesus surprised His disciples when he cursed a fig tree because it had not fruit and it withered at once. He then addressed the question of "faith”. He explained, "If you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” (Mt. 21: 21 - 22). What he was saying was a parable meaning that no matter how if your troubles, problems and needs look like impossible mountains, that you can pray and ask for will bed done for you. No matter how big your problems are, if you trust Jesus, He will remove them and meet all of your needs. But if we don’t ask, then we don’t receive.
James, gives us valuable advice about prayer, which when followed, results in an exciting life in which the promises of Jesus become an everyday part of our lives. In different words, Paul says the same thing, "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philip. 4: 19). We can see sick people healed of all sickness and change the weather. That’s the reason why we invite you to send in "The Prayer Card” (reverse side of "The Special Offering Card) with your needs: personal, family, friends, business, sickness, acquaintances, travel. Or send an Email, Fax or telephone us. Then, when Jesus answers our prayer, please send in a "Praise Report” so we can thank Him too (1 Thess. 5: 18).
"HE IS A GOOD SON NOW! (2 COR. 5: 17)
At one of our meetings in Ecuador a woman brought her 17 year old teenager for prayer. She sternly said, "He is a rebellious and disrespectful son.” I asked him, "Is this true?” "Yes, Sir” he said. I asked, "Do you want to be a good son?” He burst into tears and said, "Si Senior! Si Senior! Si Senior!” (Yes, Sir! Yes, Sir! Yes, Sir.) He repented and asked Jesus to forgive him and he was Baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues.
"ALL SCRIPTURE SHOWS US GOD’S PLANS” (JER. 29: 11)