GWEA Monthly Ministry Report
The Greater Works of Jesus
REVEREND GORDON WILLIAMS, OCTOBER 2017
“EVERY BELIEVER NEEDS TO DO THE GREATER WORKS OF JESUS”
Jesus said unto His disciples, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19)
Most people who read the New Testament are amazed at Jesus' ministry of His “signs, wonders and miracles.” They are even more astonished when they find out that His first disciples also did the same kind of ministry (Mk. 16:20).
And even more incredible, is when we truly understand that Jesus wants every one of us to be able to do His "signs, wonders and miracles" as well. Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater than these will he do, because I go to the Father” (Jn. 14:12).
I remember as a new Christian, it was beyond my own thinking that I could ever do the same works/ministry as Jesus. No doubt you probably had similar thoughts. But to clarify "by greater works," He does not mean different works (1 Cor. 4:6), but more of the same works: “the signs, wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will (Heb. 2:4).
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is necessary to do the "greater works" of Jesus. Each one of the New Testament disciples were able to perform the same ministry 'cause they were equipped with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus tells us that after we receive forgiveness for our sin (Salvation) and the authentic Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8), we too can do the same ministry as He did. There is no waiting period, and once we are equipped, we are ready to minister under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is the first step of "equipping" and the "proof of signs" will follow:
"And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.”… (Mk: 16:17–18)
The second step is when the Holy Spirit equips us with the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit:" prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, giving, aid, mercy (Rom. 12:6–8); the word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, miracles, discerning of spirits, various kinds of tongues languages, and the interpretation of tongues languages (Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Cor. 12: 8–12).
Anyone who denies that the Signs and/or the Gifts (of the Holy Spirit) are not for us to use today, is believing a lie of the Devil. The bible states that the Signs and Gifts will continue until Jesus returns: “Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the father after destroying every rule and every authority under his feet” (1 Cor. 15:24; 1 Cor. 13:10).
When you look into a mirror, be reminded that you are one of many who Jesus wants to equip to do His "ministry of greater works" (Jn. 14:12). "Unless you people see signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe" (Jn. 4:48).
Gordon continues to do the "greater works of Jesus" and receives invitations from all over Canada, the United States and other countries. Because of your faithfulness to financially contribute to our ministry, he does not charge fees to these churches or ministries that invite him, regardless of their size. Like the Apostle Paul, Gordon is led by the Holy Spirit, and asks for a love offering gift to allow him to continue to accept invitations anywhere in the world.
Please pray and continue to be a “cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7), asking Jesus how you can contribute.
All offerings and gifts are income tax deductible. Income tax receipts are sent out during February 2018. Throughout 2017, help us to increase the harvest of people of all ages into the Kingdom of God (Jn. 4:35).
To make a financial contribution to Gordon's ministry, donate online using our "Secure Pay Pal” cart on our web site using a credit card. Mailed Cheque donations are to be made out to "The Gordon Williams Evangelistic Ass’n” or "G.W.E.A”.
“HE BECAME TRI-LINGUAL WITH THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT” (ACTS 2:4)
At the Full Gospel Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, a tall man in his fifties, who spoke with an accent, came to me for prayer. He explained, “I need the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.” I asked, “Other than english, what language do you speak?” He answered, “I’m Dutch!”
I explained that after we pray for him to receive the Holy Spirit, he will be given a new language to speak. That meant that he wasn't to speak in his native tongue (English or Dutch) but what the Holy Spirit was going to impart to him (Mk. 16:17; Acts 2:4). He agreed and cooperated.
We prayed together and he received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit without constraint. He spoke out in his new tongues language praising the Lord for his goodness and grace. He is now tri-lingual! Amen!
“A BUBBLE BURST IN HER THROAT AND SHE WAS HEALED!” (MK 16:18)
At our meeting in North Bay, Ontario, a very timid woman who had a goiter growing in her throat, came to me for healing prayer. We prayed and she fell down under the power of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues (Is. 28:13–14; Acts 2:18).
Afterwards, she rushed towards me with great news - while she was on the floor, she told me it felt like a bubble had came up in her throat and burst! She then reached up and felt her throat and noticed than the goiter had disappeared! "Thank you Jesus!" I exclaimed. We rejoiced together, thanking Jesus for her healing, and also for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus prepares us for all the tribulations of life when we cooperate with him and receive the full Salvation package - including the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Amen!
“PET DUCK GETS HEALED BY THE LAYING ON OF HANDS!” (MK. 16:17)
Veterinary and one of our Pastors, Brent McGlaughlin wrote: "A new client phoned me desperate to have their sick duck examined. They had searched for a veterinary to look at their pet bird, but sadly couldn’t find one. I called her and she was very thankful that I was willing to come to see the duck.
I examined the bird and it showed signs of an "upper respiratory viral infection." If it persisted, the disease could be fatal. Previously they had self-medicated the duck based on advice they found on the internet from “Dr. Google.” Their results were ineffective. I suspected that there was little I could do conventionally to alleviate the duck of its symptoms.
However, being a Spirit-filled Christian as well as Veterinarian, I knew that traditional medicine could offer only so much, and so I brought my case to Dr. Jesus, as I have done many times before. I asked the owners if I could pray for their duck to be healed. They didn't object. First, I prayed out loud in english and then in my spiritual (tongues) language. I asked Jesus to heal the duck and to impart wisdom and comfort to the distressed couple.
After I prayed, the man asked me what language I was praying in. I told him about "tongues" and also how Jesus gives believers the power to heal His creatures with the laying on of hands. The man was comforted and remarked how good it was to see a veterinarian that still had faith in God.
Looking back, I was very glad that I stepped out in faith and didn’t “duck” out of my responsibility as a Christian. I knew I had to cover all the bases, and not just rely on my own strength! Later I learned from a follow up call, that the duck was completely healed - it just waddled away! How nice it was to know that Jesus was on the job! Amen!
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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A 50 year old woman came to me and said, “I wanted to go to another church to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and my Pastor said it was not for today.”
“Your Pastor is wrong, I answered! I told her what Peter had said, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). She listened and then remained silent, unsure of what to say next.
I then asked her, "Are you ready to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues?" "Yes please,” she was quick to answer.
She prayed along with me as I led in prayer. After several minutes she spoke out with her new tongues language with fluency and ease. Praise the Lord!
Later she came to tell me and told me that her Pastor was wrong! I agreed, and suggested that she make a change to a new Pastor who believes (Mark 16:15-17).
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Heb. 13:8)
I explained, “What does the devil know? He is a deceiver and he lied to you. “When he speaks, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (Jn. 8:44).
We prayed to Jesus to “stir up the Gift" of tongues that he had received before (2 Tim. 1:6–7). As we prayed together, he began to speak in his tongues language once more.
I reminded him that Jesus is the great physician that he can heal AIDS. I laid hands on him (Mk. 16:17-18), and prayed for his miracle healing. Moments later, I noticed that the man's fear had vanished as he continued to pray in his tongues language.
A few weeks later, he came to see me testifying that his doctor retested him, and he no longer had AIDS. We rejoiced together for his healing, thanking Jesus for his mercy and grace.
Then I turned to his wife and asked if she would like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit too. Through her tears, we prayed together and she received tongues as well.
Her husband smiled - his sorrow was replaced with “the joy of the Lord" (Neh. 8:10)! He was so much better now, and no longer did he have to walk with his cane. Praise the Lord!
A woman brought her seven year old son and nine year old daughter for prayer.
When I asked the children what they wanted prayer for, they were shy about answering. Their mother intervened, “They would like to be Baptized with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues."
I looked down at them to confirm: “Is that what you both would like?” Both heads bobbed up and down in agreement. The children prayed along with me while we asked Jesus to forgive them for any bad things (sin) they had done.
Then I prayed with them to receive the Holy Spirit, and they both began to speak in tongues with ease as the Holy Spirit enabled them.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" (Matt. 19:14)
He went on to further say, "Truly I tell you, if anyone does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, he will never enter it" (Luke 18:17).
We all need to go to Jesus like little children. Regardless of who we are, "Jesus died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them" (2 Cor. 5:15).
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