GWEA Monthly Ministry Report, April 2019
REVEREND GORDON WILLIAMS
"SPEAKING TO US ONCE IN A WHILE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT” (EPH. 6:18)
Once a young woman expressed to me that she was studying for the ministry and wanted the Lord to equip her so she could complete her studies and be able to explain the Scriptures accurately. I asked her if she had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit yet, and she told me that she had not. I explained that it was necessary so Jesus could help her do what she desired to do in ministry. Also the Holy Spirit would help her complete her studies, and as she prayed in tongues, he would help her to see things in the Scriptures that other people could not see or understand. He would speak to her and give her the words of what to say, and she would receive the guidance she required.
"I hear Him speak to me every once in a while. Why would I need to speak in tongues to hear Him?" she asked. "The Holy Spirit wants to speak to us all the time, and not just once in a while,” I replied reassuringly. It has been God's desire to speak to His people daily. After leading the Israelites out of Egypt for forty years to Mt. Sinai, God spoke audibly to them. But they did not want to hear Him so they told Moses, "Go near, and hear all that the Lord our God will say; and speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it” (Deut. 5:27; Ex. 20:19). He wants to speak to us every day. That’s the reason why it is necessary to receive the "Gift of Tongues" so we can hear Him speak to us every day from inside our hearts (Jn. 16:7-15). "I know what you are saying,” she replied.
We prayed together, she received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and then started to speak in her tongues language” (Mk. 16:17; Acts 2:4). "This sounds strange! It sounds like garble!" she remarked. I explained to her that many others have thought the same upon receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit because they don't know languages, and because they are expecting that they should feel comfortable with what the Holy Spirit is doing inside of them. It may take a while of praying in tongues before you will feel accustomed to it (1 Cor. 14:14) I told her. Someday either someone who speaks your tongues language, or someone who has the "Gift of Interpretation" will be able to tell you what you are saying. I encouraged her to speak in tongues once again, and this time she fell to the floor. I was able to give her the interpretation of her tongues.
"GOD IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY!” (LK. 11:5-13)
Jesus surprised His disciples when he told them the Parable of a man who went to his next door neighbor at midnight and asked, "Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.” His neighbor told him to go away because He and his family were in bed and it wasn't the right time. But because of the man's "importunity" the neighbor rose and gave him whatever he needed. The word importunity means "persistence in requesting or demanding." Because we are "friends of Jesus” (Jn. 15:14), He is willing to help and supply us with whatever we need, regardless whether it’s for ourselves, family, friends, neighbours, (Lk. 10:27) or for people whom we don’t even know.
Upon receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, God lives inside of us; He is in our hearts and is available 24 hours a day. As a result, we can be persistent and show our perseverance to get our Heavenly Father’s help. This is why Jesus said, "Ask” (keep on asking), "seek” (keep on seeking), "knock” (keep on asking), and you will receive what is needed. "God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philip. 4:9). From sick people being healed of all types of sickness, to the change of weather, Jesus hears our prayers and is never inconvenienced by our importunity.
This is the reason why we invite you to email your prayer requests and needs for family, friends, work, business, financial, healing, spiritual, church, etc., or by posting to our Facebook Prayer Group Page. And when Jesus meets your needs, please let us know so we can thank Him and rejoice along with you (1 Thess. 5:18). We invite you to email us your praise reports and testimonies in a "Thank You Jesus Report." This way others will be encouraged and receive ministry.
"GORDON INVITES YOU TO BE A GOOD SAMARITAN” (LK. 10:29-37)
In the "Parable of the Good Samaritan” Jesus invite us to go down the "Jericho Road" which symbolically runs through every town, city and village in every country in the world. It is every place where "the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (Jn. 10:10). But Jesus also said, "I came that they might have life, and life abundantly.” The "Good Samaritan” is Jesus who has found us laying beat up and dying at the side of the road. He is the one who found us and paid for our sin.
The story came about as the result of a rich man who asked Jesus, "Teacher what must I do to inherit eternal life?” The man was almost perfect, except in one place in his life. He asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbour?” This prompted Jesus to tell the story of a Jewish man who was left for dead and how a priest and a Levi passed by the man on the side of the road. But a third man, a Samaritan stopped to help him. When Jesus asked the lawyer, "Which of these three, do you think proved neighbour to the man who fell amongst the robbers? The man answered, "The one who showed mercy on him.” He was the man’s worst enemy, just as the Jews and Palestinians are today with each other. After we have been rescued on our own Jericho Road, Jesus wants us to go and find other victims dying on their Jericho roads. This is what evangelism is all about. It is about bringing Salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, healing and deliverance, food, water, clothes, and other needs to people regardless of their race, colour, religion or nationality (Matt. 25:31-46). Then as Paul wrote, "...my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philip. 4:19).
Gordon invites you to be a "Good Samaritan Partner” who will help him accomplish the ministry of saving people in Canada, the USA, other countries and all around the world. We ask you to pray for Gordon, that GWEA's financial needs will be met, and that the ministry to which Jesus has called him into will be accomplished. Please pray and ask Jesus what you can do to accomplish this great work.
PRAISE REPORT: "IT'S A MIRACLE!” (HEB. 2:4)
PRAISE REPORT: "DECLARE HOW MUCH THE LORD HAS DONE FOR YOU" (LK. 8:39)
"JOIN OUR ONLINE GWEA PRAYER GROUP ON FACEBOOK” (LK. 18:1-8)
We also invite you to join our Facebook Prayer Group where you can post your prayers and have others pray for your needs. Our Prayer Group is made up of people from our 13 GWEA house churches and is currently at 60 members and growing. In Facebook, simply type in "GWEA Prayer Group" from your Facebook page, or in Google type in the website address: www.facebook.com/groups/gweaprayergroup/. Next click on "Join Group." To access our Prayer Group, you need to have a Facebook profile. For more information on how to join the GWEA Prayer Group, please email our web coordinator, Tina@gordwilliams.com. She will be happy to help you. Please continue to pray for all our upcoming meetings!
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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