GWEA Monthly Message, September 2018
REVEREND GORDON WILLIAMS
In 1979, I preached at three churches which were located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. At the Church in Courtney, we had a young American woman who was a guest singer named Aretha Franklin. Her phenomenal voice and faith in Jesus filled the church. She shared her dependence on the Holy Spirit. However, she apologized that she would not likely be able to stay during the ministry time because she had to be at another church in California the next day. Her music prepared people for my message.
When I gave the invitation for prayer, people flooded the altar and received salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, healing and their needs were met. She came and thanked me for allowing her to sing her “songs of praise to Jesus” (Mk. 16:16–18, Heb. 2:4).
However, in a short time, she returned. She explained that when she and her companion went to their car in the parking lot, there was suddenly a vision of Jesus in the sky over the church with a light being poured into the church. She threw her books and materials she was carrying all over the parking lot.
She said, “Okay, Lord, I’m ready to go!” The vision of Jesus was seen all over the town and was confirmed by the RCMP officers on patrol. The local newspaper and many other people witnessed it.
Aretha Franklin, a tremendous musician, died August 16, 2018! She was ready to go!
Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit and need answers? Do you need prayer for Salvation and/or for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? I invite you come to one of our house meetings or contact me for prayer and guidance.
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