GWEA Monthly Messages

Rev. Gordon Williams, Evangelist

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He told his disciples "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth” (Act 1: 8). Being a "witness” means to share with other people what Jesus has done for us. Jesus also told us how to identify a "real, authentic Christian” by means of what He called "these signs” or the proof: cast out demons, speak in new languages, protection when doing ministry, healing with the laying on of hands (Mk.16:17-20)

 Paul says, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord” (2 Cor. 10:17) which means getting excited to share with other people what Jesus has done for you. People boast about their families, business success, vacations, their favorite sports and teams or anything that they have had success doing. Some are called "fanatics” which means that they are enthusiastic about something. Well we are supposed to be fanatics about Jesus and the churches where "Signs, Wonders & Miracles” are happening. 

A couple of years ago, I was asked by a church superintendent, "Why are you saying bad things about one of my churches?” I explained that I had received a call from a young man who received Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in a church in Toronto where I had been doing ministry. He had also seen miracles of healing & deliverance during the ministry time. Three weeks later, the young man called me to ask me if there was a church in his town where the miracles happened. He explained further that he had gone to the local Pentecostal church on Sunday. At the conclusion of the service, he asked the pastor, "When do the miracles start?” The pastor asked him, "What do you mean?” He repeated his question, "When do the miracles start?” The pastor said, "The service is over.” He said, "Then, I’m not coming back to this church.” I explained that I was not saying a bad thing about the pastor and the church. I was just telling him the truth.

The problem is in most church denominations. I asked the young man if he would go to a different church each Sunday until he found a church where the miracles happened and call me. I’m still waiting after 6 years. A Reporter for a Dallas, Texas, Newspaper wrote a book, "Holy Roller” which was the result of her search for a church "where the miracles happen”. After a long search she finally found one. That’s the reason why we have house churches because it can be said of each of them, "This is a church where the miracles happen!” If you need signs, wonders, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit (Heb. 2: 4) : salvation, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, healing, deliverance, whatever need, come to our meetings or telephone or email me. I love to boast about Jesus!

Yours in Jesus,

Rev. Gordon Williams


© GWEA, 2013