"SET FREE FROM A LIE” (GAL. 5:1)
In Edam Pentecostal Church, Edam, SK, a woman in her 30’s who came for prayer told me, “I’ve been baptized with the Holy Spirit and I speak in tongues. But I’m afraid to speak in tongues because the devil or an evil spirit will jump right inside me. So, I don’t want to speak in tongues and I know that I need to.” I explained, “You have nothing to worry about. When Jesus forgave you you were completely forgiven all of your sin (1 Jn. 1:9). When you were filled with the Holy Spirit, He filled your whole body. There is only room for ONE HOLY SPIRIT. Neither the devil nor evil spirits (demons) can get into your flesh. You have been living with a lie. The Holy Spirit is our guarantee that we are completely protected (Eph.1:13–14). Jesus has given us this guarantee: “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, instead of a fish will give him a serpent (devil, demon, evil spirit). You have authority over the devil (Jas. 4:7) and demons (Mk. 16:17). I asked her to “stir up” her Gift of Tongues and she began to pray freely in her tongues language. The fear was replaced with “the joy of the Lord” (Neh. 8:10) and a big smile.
“JESUS NEVER RUNS SHORT OF SIGNS, WONDERS & MIRACLES” (MK. 16:17–18)
At the House meeting in our home, two ladies were accompanied by their friends for prayer. One was in her late 20’s and the other in her early 60’s. When I asked them, “What would you like to have prayer for?” The first answered, “The Baptism of the Holy Spirit so I can have the evidence of speaking in tongues?” I turned to the other one and she also said, “I would also like to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit so speak in tongues and know God’s plan for my life.” I laid hands on both of them at the same time and they prayed with me to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to speak in their tongues-languages. One of the ladies who accompanied them, remarked, “You both received the Holy Spirit and you both have the same coloured hair!”
“RENEWAL OF THE MIND” (ROM. 12:2)
I was requested to visit a doctor who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease which meant that he was suffering from a serious disease that affected his brain and therefore he had a problem with his memory. He was living in a facility in Brampton, ON that looked after people who had the same problem. His daughter had prayed with him for healing and asked me to visit him and pray with him to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit so that, as I have been teaching, by praying with the tongues language he would have a personal relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit and when he prayed each day with the language that he would be given, he would be healed (1 Cor. 14:4) and be able to know Jesus’ plan for his life. On my third visit, we prayed and he received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and easily received his Holy Spirit given language. He explained to me “For a while my mind had been cloudy, but suddenly, it cleared up. I can’t explain what happened. I said, “It happened because your daughter and we have been praying for your healing and Jesus healed you.” He responded, “Thank you all!”
“FULL OF LIGHT AND HEALING” (MK. 16:17–18)
Three years ago, I was invited to do a retreat at Fair Havens Ministries, near Beaverton, ON. Before breakfast, on the second day, a married couple approached me. The woman explained, “I have cancer in my abdomen. The doctor told me that it was in remission.” Her husband interrupted, “She still has cancer and it can get worse at any time.” She asked me, “Will you pray for my healing?” He said, “You have a healing ministry?” I agreed! She asked me if I had done ministry at the Abundant Life Conference in Kitchener and I agreed. She remembered me from there. I asked her if she had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit yet. She replied, “I think so but I’m not sure.” I asked for it at the Conference and think I did but then I stopped.
I explained to her the importance of praying in tongues for healing (1 Cor. 14:4). So I suggested that she pray as Paul instructed Timothy ( 2 Tim.1:6–7) – “to stir up the gift of God” (tongues) she had received. I could confirm it. We prayed for the Holy Spirit to renew her and stir up the Gift and she easily began to speak in her tongues language. Then we prayed for healing of her cancer. She exclaimed, “I feel full of light!” (Rom.12:11). Then we prayed with her husband to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and he easily began to receive his Holy Spirit given tongues language (Acts 19:6) and we prayed for healing for his right hip and back which were hurting.