GWEA Monthly Ministry Report: January 2014

Rev. Gordon Williams, Evangelist

"At a meeting at our Brampton, ON House Meeting 21 year old man brought a friend with him to receive ministry. I asked her, "Would you like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?” With tears in her eyes, she answered, "Yes!” I gave her some instructions about how we would proceed. She said, "What if it doesn’t work?” I explained, "If you follow my instructions, it will work. Jesus Guaranteed it because He said, ”If you then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” She prayed along with me as we asked Jesus to forgive any sin in her life and to Baptize her with the Holy Spirit. As we prayed, she burst into tongues (Acts 2: 4; 8: 19: 6). 
Rev. Williams: Thank you for praying that I would be born. Love Jonathon - 7 years old. Mother wrote, "In October 18th I went to you for prayer to conceive a child after 10 years of trying. On November 12th God created Jonathan. P.S. I now have 3 beautiful blessings from our Father: Jonathan (7), Matthew (5), Delena-June (3), Thank you for praying, LBM.
Jonathon wrote this song for you: "One in Love. One in friendship. One in true Hope. One in Spirit too. One in faith that God will care for you until we meet together again. ( Eph. 3: 20)
At Crossroads Christian Assembly, Newcastle, ON, where the pastor was Rev. Rob & Ester Brouwer, a woman and her 8 year old daughter for prayer and she was joined by three friends who were about the same age. I asked the girl, "What would you like to have prayer for?” Her mom said, "Go ahead and tell him.” She quietly said, "The Holy Spirit.” I asked the other three girls if that was what they wanted and each one in turn said, "Yes!”. I asked them, "Are you all friends and they said, "Yes!” I asked them, if they would you like to pray together with me and they all agreed. I then asked them to hold hands. Then, they all prayed together with me as we asked Jesus to forgive them for all the bad things they had done. Then I laid hands on each of their heads, two a time, as they prayed with me to receive the Holy Spirit and each one immediately began to speak in tongues. The mother who had brought her daughter for prayer was praying along in tongues and had the tears of joy trickling down her cheeks.
Then, I said to the four girls, "Now I've got something for you to do together. I want you to come over to the lady with whom I have just prayed for healing and I want the four of you to lay your hands on her head and ask Jesus to heal her. And, I want you to pray in tongues until I tell you to stop. They excitedly agreed and I placed their hands on the woman’s head and they began to pray for her in tongues (Eph. 6:18). They prayed for about 10 minutes and I asked them to stop. The woman stood up and said, "Thank you children! Thank you, Jesus. She exclaimed with surprise, "The tumour in my stomach is gone!”
I went to visit the father of one of the young women involved in our fellowship. He was in a Toronto, Ontario, hospital. One of his daughters was visiting him. I introduced myself and explained that I had come to visit him and pray for healing. He explained that he had fear about dying. I asked him if he was a Pentecostal Christian and he told me that he was. I asked him, "Have you received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit yet with the evidence of speaking in tongues?” He told me that his daughter had talked to him about it but he never received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I explained that he needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit so that when he became fearful and prayed in tongues the fear would go away (2 Tim. 1: 6 - 7). And, not only that, when he prayed in tongues (1 Cor. 14: 4) which meant that healing would flow through his body bringing healing also. He agreed to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. So, we prayed asking Jesus to forgive his sin and to Baptize him with the Holy Spirit and he easily began to speak in tongues (Mk. 16: 17). Then, he said, "I speak in a language just like my daughter!” Then we prayed for healing with the laying on of hands and he was later released from the hospital. 
At a meeting in Shellbrook, SK, a woman came forward for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I prayed with her but she did not receive tongues because she was a shy woman. When she went home, she decided to have a bubble bath. While she was sitting in the tub she began to speak in tongues. She was afraid that if she stopped she might not be able to start again. So she stayed in the water for three hours speaking in tongues. She said, "I finally decided that the Lord wouldn’t give me something so beautiful to take it away. She said, "I felt and looked like a prune.” Anyway, she found that she could speak in tongues after she stopped. She kept speaking in tongues continuously for three days. "The Gifts and calling of God are irrevocable” (Rom. 11: 29) which means that once we receive a Gift or Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12: 6 - 8; 1 Cor. 15: 8 - 10). They are permanently given to us to use in ministry.
As we start into the New Year 2014 our purpose as Christians has not changed. We are called to harvest those people for whom Jesus died on the Cross for salvation. Jesus tells us, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn. 3: 16). Too often the Christians get side tracked by religious issues and selfish concerns. Evangelists like Gordon know what the meaning of "Parable of the Householder” (Matt. 20: 1 - 16) who hires labourers at different times of the day to work in His vineyard is like. 
There is a crop of unsaved people who need to be harvested or offered salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, healing, deliverance and their needs to be met so they can have the opportunity to be adopted into the family of God and have Eternal Life. And, as Jesus said to those who complained about those who worked longer hours than the other but received the same pay. They begrudged His generosity because people still think that their works-righteousness is the pay for Eternal Life. No! No! No! Eternal Life is a Gift given by His grace or undeserved favour. 
But He needs people who have the same compassion that He has for the lost. And, if you have that love and concern for the lost, Gordon invites you to be a partner of his "Harvest Team”. All he can offer you is working in "the burden of the day and scorching heat”. For The Harvest has to be complete, it has to be "a great multitude which no man can number” (Rev. 7: 9) That’s when we get paid. Come and join him.
Please pray for Gordon and financial help to accomplish the ministry to which Jesus has called him. He is "thankful for your partnership” (Philip. 1: 5). Please pray and ask Jesus what you can do to accomplish this great work.