MONTHLY MINISTRY REPORT
GOD'S DAILY "FASTING" MINISTRY PROGRAM
"GOD'S DAILY 'FASTING' MINISTRY PROGRAM" (MATT. 25:31-46)
Today, God's "fasting" has been completely overlooked and ignored; replaced with methods that are far from what He had originally intended. When Jesus taught about the coming of the Judgement Day, He told us about how God viewed “fasting.” Few understood His real intention of how to fast. Jesus warned Israel that their idea of “fasting” was wrong, and needed to be dealt with promptly (Matt. 25:42-46).
God is not impressed by our works; nor by the ways we choose to fast, and especially when we edify ourselves and not Him (Matt. 6:16). God's method of "fasting" is best described when Jesus teaches about the Judgement day, when He comes in His glory:
"Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me." (Matt. 25:34–36)
This is the ministry work of Jesus Christ - God's kind of fasting that is intended to be done daily in our lives; and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us:
“Is not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him and not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am” (Is. 58:6–9).
Jesus' way of "fasting" is doing ministry daily, and not “giving up something for lent” or any other way we can conjure up for his glory. We will not gain His favour by any means of our "good works," for we are saved by His grace, not by our works, but to do His good works! This is ministry! (Eph. 2:8-10)
It is doing the ministry of Jesus Christ (Salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, using the gifts of the Holy Spirit, following the signs, wonders and miracles); that we can meet people’s spiritual and physical needs. We can refer to this as "God’s daily fasting ministry program." Ask yourself, "Am I following His program or my own?"
Every day, because of your help, we are able and excited to participate in "God's ministry fasting program" to meet the needs of all those whom Jesus brings before us. Your continuous prayers and partnership will allow us to freely accept invitations from any church in Canada, the U.S.A, or other countries, regardless of their size, and without charging fees. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to Jesus and to our ministry.
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Throughout 2017, help us to increase the harvest of all people into the Kingdom of God (Jn. 4:35) like never before. Amen!
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She was a little apprehensive to come to the altar alone, so she went over to her Mom who was playing the piano. She explained to her that she wanted to go to the altar for prayer.
Her Mom called her husband over, who walked their daughter up to the altar towards me. He asked, “My daughter would like to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.” We prayed together as her tears began to flow down her cheeks. The young girl received easily and spoke out in her new tongues language as the Holy Spirit enabled her (Acts 2:4; 19:6).
Jesus tells us, "Do not hold back the little children... let them come;" (Matt. 19:14) and He reminds us that, "unless you come like a little child, in no way will you receive the Kingdom of God" (Matt. 18:3; 19:14).
Each time I minister to a young one, I am truly blessed! And I am reminded that we are all to come to Jesus as little children. What a beautiful way to finish off a day's work for the Lord! Thank you Jesus!
"He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. (Matt. 18:2-5)
“THREE TOGETHER RECEIVE AT THE SAME TIME” (ACTS 2:17; 19:6)
I turned to them and asked, “What would you like to have prayer for?” They looked at each other and one after another each replied, “The baptism of the Holy Spirit.” “Would you like to receive together, or one at a time?” I suggested. “All together!” they replied.
We prayed together and I laid my hands on each one and spoke, “Receive the Holy Spirit." Within minutes, each one began to speak in their tongues language as the Holy Spirit enabled them!” Amen!
It is possible for many to receive the Holy Spirit at one time as in Acts 2:1-4, on the Day of Pentecost, when 3000 people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. Jesus tells us that "whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father" (John 13:12).
"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
“MY LITTLE SISTER KNOWS BEST!” (ACTS 2:17–21)
Boldly, she pushed her way between the adults who were waiting, and said to me in perfect English, “I would like Jesus to baptize me with the Holy Spirit and I want to speak in tongues!” I smiled at her fearless manner, and prayed with her in agreement for the baptism of the Holy Spirit as she asked. As we prayed, the Holy Spirit suddenly came upon her, causing her to fall backwards to the floor, as she spoke out loud in her new tongues language that Jesus had just given her.
As she lay there praising the Lord in tongues, I asked her brother, who stood watch over his younger sister, what would you like to have prayer for?” He replied dumbfounded, “I don’t know, she dragged me up here!” I asked him, “Would you like to be baptized with the Holy Spirit also?”
A loud voice came from the floor, “Yes, he will!” It was his sister who was making sure that he would also receive as she did! Her brother said, “Okay, I want to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit too!” We gathered around him and prayed, and within minutes he too fell to the floor next to his sister, speaking in his new tongues language.
Later, the two children came to me, hand in hand, smiling ear to ear, and gratefully thanked me for praying with them. Praise the Lord, for his faithfulness! We have seen children as young as 3 years old receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Mk. 10:14). What a blessing! Amen.
“LET’S TRY SAYING YES, YES; AND NOT NO, NO!” (2 COR. 1:18)
As we prayed together, I encouraged him to give God his voice, and start speaking what he heard while I spoke in my tongues language. This would give him sort of a "kick start," and the Holy Spirit could then guide his voice, enabling him to speak his own tongues language.
But as we began to pray, He started to shake his head from side to side and said, “No! No! No" So I gently took hold of his head, and slowly moved it up and down while encouraging him, “Now try saying “Yes! Yes! ”
He smiled, opened his mouth, and just as he began to say “yes,” he started speaking out in tongues. The Holy Spirit came upon him, and he fell back onto the floor; praying in tongues, praising Jesus (Is. 28:13).
Sometimes people hinder their receiving of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Their actions of disbelief can cause them not to receive and doubt. Jesus tells us that "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe" (Jn. 4:48)
If you, your family and/or friends would like to receive either Salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, a Gift of the Holy Spirit, Healing, Deliverance, etc., I invite you come to one of our house meetings or contact me. Blessings to you and your family!
Yours in Jesus,
Rev. Gordon Williams
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At the Gathering Place, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, a women shared with me all the anxiety she felt as the result of her divorce; and even after she had remarried, the anxiety persisted. She anguished over the pain that her children and ex-husband were carrying, even though he too was remarried.
I told her that they were no longer her responsibility, and that she needed to let go; giving them over to Jesus to be dealt with. She had already received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
“But, I have already done that!” she sobbed. I reasoned with her that she in fact had not done that! In actual fact she was continually taking them back, and making herself accountable for their pain.
I instructed her to turn them back over to Jesus each time she thought of them, and then to pray these words out loud:
“Jesus, please forgive me, I release them back over to you; and they are now your concern. Please bless them abundantly so they will in turn come to you for their healing" (Luke 15:11-32).
After she prayed, she felt the release, as if a heavy weight had been lifted from her shoulders.
But there was one more important thing she had to do to be set free from her anxiety - she needed to forgive herself. She needed to forgive herself for all her failings, and for continually taking on the burden of her loved ones after surrendering it all to Jesus.
As part of her healing, I asked her to look into a mirror. I pointed to her reflection, and said, “You need to forgive her.” She understood. Tears of forgiveness flowed down her cheeks as she looked at herself standing in the mirror. Choked with emotion, she pointed to herself and slowly uttered, “I forgive y-o-u!”
When the disciple Peter asked Jesus, "Lord, how often am I to forgive my brother when he sins against me? Seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven" (Matt. 18:22)
When a Christian forgives someone, especially themselves, they surrender the right to even mention or talk about it again (1 Cor. 13:5). Her memories are not to condemn her, but only to remind her to say, “Thank you, Jesus, for forgiving and healing me!”
I asked a woman in her forties, “Do you want to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?” She answered, “I've had prayer many times, but I was told by my pastor that there is a time for everything, and it was not my time to receive (Ecc. 3).
I answered, “But yes, it is your time!” She asked, “How does one know?” I answered, "Because Peter said on the Day of Pentecost, '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, 38).
I pointed out to her, “You are a whosoever.” And then, I turned to the people standing around her waiting for prayer and asked, “She is a whosoever, isn’t she?” They all laughed and replied, “Yes, she sure is!"
Then I looked her straight in the eye and asked, “Do you believe you are a whosoever?” With a big smile, she looked up at me and replied confidently, “Yes, I am!”
I began prayer and asked her as if she was making a wedding vow, "Whosoever", would you like to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues?” “Yes!” she said excitedly, "I would!"
We prayed together, and she burst out into tongues. I turned to the people on both sides of her and asked, “Are there any more "whosoevers” who would like to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?” Immediately five people raised their hands in response, and enthusiastically replied, “I’m a whosoever, please pray with me also!”
I prayed with two women and three men; all who were baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues as the Holy Spirit enabled them. They are no longer just "whosoevers", but real "authentic" Christians with the “signs following” (Mk. 16:17–20). Amen!
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