Archive for the ‘Presence of God’ category

People Are Hungry For God But Don’t Know Where He Is

September 23, 2016

Today I went in for volunteer duty with a local agency and took with me four books written from a Christian perspective. We have a box marked  “free books – help yourself” and clients can take and keep anything they want while waiting their turn to be seen.

At the end of my 3 hour shift three of the four books had been taken away.   pile of books

I had a long conversation with one woman client who was going through life’s trials and had recently split up with her lesbian partner. She showed me two severe injuries her partner had inflicted and for which she had needed lots of stitches. She was very open to talking with me and admitted she found there was a spiritual dimension to our conversation that she really appreciated. In fact she said she sensed that God was in our encounter in a very real way. I was surprised to hear this, as I hadn’t said anything particularly spiritual up until this point.

She then picked up a little booklet “Finding Hope” and put it in her bag, saying that was exactly what she needed. She had experienced quite a bit of rejection in life, so I told her that Jesus was the man and woman huggingonly one who truly loved her and that he would never reject her. I also told her about an encounter I had where Jesus had appeared  to me when I was distressed many years ago. She seemed quite touched by this. I asked her: “would it be OK if I gave you a hug?” She said that would be good, so I did and she also hugged me tightly back for a few moments. Before she left she saw the book box, picked up the one at the front with the title “Finding God” and said with a laugh: “this has all been planned!” I agreed that it had, so she left with the book on a high, and a big smile on her face.

Reluctant Communist Sits Down For Prayer

May 25, 2016

hammer and sickle    As he came up to us he said:”I’m a Communist”. He was from an East European country but wouldn’t tell us which one. We explained that we were Christians offering to pray for healing. His next comment was “I’m like (doubting) Thomas” We persuaded him to have a seat and almost immediately I felt the presence of God on us. The lady I was with sensed the same.  I could feel the Father’s love for this man and I gave him a few words that I believe were from God, showing this man God the Father’s heart for him.

He had pain in the lower back so we laid hands on him, but he noticed no immediate difference. We prayed again and this time he felt the area that was painful diminish in size. He kept saying he had to go for an appointment. Before he went he gave me his mobile phone number and asked to be informed when we would be out on the streets again, so he could come and see us. We gave him a “Why Jesus? booklet to take away.

Doing Healing On The Streets Before Christmas

December 12, 2015

are you naughty or nice for santa?   I took a quantity of Christmas tracts out with me: “Born a King New Life to Bring” and “Love Came Down at Christmas”. I found that teenagers were very receptive; as their peers received one they wanted one too. We prayed for several people who came and sat down on the chairs.

One Christian woman was distressed, saying she had complained to God that very morning about how bad things were in her life. She listed a dying daughter and a male friend who was pretty unsympathetic to her (the woman’s) problems. She acknowledged she found it hard to receive, as she was always giving out to others. We assured her it was her turn to receive. I told her Jesus was standing in front of her waiting to comfort her. We laid hands on her, prayed and the Spirit came upon her. My team partner gave the woman a word from the Lord, saying He had parcels containing gifts He wanted to give her. The woman readily acknowledged this by telling us what each parcel contained, as the Lord showed her what was in each one! It really was a privilege to be present at that moment! She went away with a new perspective and the assurance that the Lord was working out circumstances for good in her life, despite outward appearances.

While we were there a group of Muslims set up a stall near to ours, giving out leaflets to people assuring them that Islam was not a religion of extremism.  I took a Qu’ran and a leaflet specifically addressed to Christians, to read later.

Had The Privilege of Praying With Two Women Today

March 13, 2015

silhouette of a woman    The first woman had met with a couple of Christians some time ago but had drifted away from them and God. I prayed with her, encouraged her and she was happy to take away a Luke’s Gospel. I shared some of my testimony with her to indicate to her the reality of a loving God in the person of Jesus. I also gave her a link to a good British website http://www.newchristian.org.uk and invited her to read the “Share Your Story Here” section which had personal stories on the left hand side of the page.    image of a woman

A lady team member called me over to pray with the second woman. She had relationship issues with her partner who was heavily involved in drug taking. She also had a medical problem that was concerning her.  We both prayed and afterwards she said how peaceful she felt. We explained that was the presence of God.

 

Jesus Was Healing Again Today

February 13, 2015

A lady came in for food and while chatting she mentioned a weakness in her left hand and arm. She squeezed my hand with her left hand, and it was really strong. When she tried to do the same with her right hand it was very weak. I offered prayer and the laying on of hands. She was quite agreeable. The first time there was little improvement. After the second session she squeezed my hand and her grip was as strong as the other. She was pleasantly surprised!  photo of tshirt with text do you need healing?

Later, a young guy was complaining of continuing pain is his right kneecap after an accident. I shared how the earlier lady had got her strength back. He agreed I could pray so I laid hands on the knee and commanded healing. First of all he said how peaceful he was feeling, and how enjoyable the experience was. After the first session he said there was a 75% improvement and he was happy with that. I said: “No, 75% is not good enough. Jesus gives 100% results” He said OK so I laid hands on him again and commanded healing again and for all pain to go. He then walked around the room and said “”Yep, no more pain – it’s 100% gone!”

After both healings I told them that the enemy may well try to put their symptoms back on them. If that happened, they should “resist the Devil” and command him to go in Jesus’ name.  If they did that they would have the victory. Both knew some Bible and I reminded them of how Jesus resisted Satan when he was tempted in the desert.

Sharing The Gospel Again

November 11, 2013

one man praying for another   Chatted with a guy who was thrown out by his mother at age 15. He’s now around 30, and by his own admission he has “done some bad stuff”. I sensed he wanted to change, so I shared the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis and what it means for us. After sharing different aspects of the gospel, I offered to pray for him. He agreed, so I put my arm round him and prayed. Afterwards he looked puzzled and I could see something had happened.  I asked him what was up. He said “what’s that I’m feeling ?”  I said: “that’s the presence of God confirming that what I’ve told you is true”.  He was quite taken aback!

I told him about a true story on video I watched last night about a career criminal called Davey Falcus. His father was a bank robber and Davey started carrying a gun at 17. He eventually controlled a drugs and club empire in North East England. One day when it all got too much, he got on his knees and met with Jesus and his life turned completely around.  My friend said he’d like to see the video, so I’m arranging that. In the meantime I gave him a tract to take away: “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”.

This is the video:

News of Outpouring of Holy Spirit in Wales

May 5, 2013

A few days ago I discovered reports of an “Outpouring” in South Wales, UK,  in a town called Cwmbran. The church has a ministry to those with addictions.  It’s happening in Victory church and evening meetings are being broadcast on Livestream. I watched a couple and from what I saw holy spirit outpouringand heard it seems like the genuine article. This is the church website with a message from the Pastor: http://www.victorychurch.co.uk/outpouring-message-from-pastor-richard   The background to the Pastor and recent events is here: http://daibach-welldigger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/outpouring-in-cwmbran-2013.html This blogger has also added an update: http://daibach-welldigger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-cwmbran-outpouring-continues.html

If you want to follow evening meetings live you can do this on Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/home and search for “the welsh outpouring”  Lots of salvations and healings are being reported. They are making every effort to keep Jesus as the focus of everything that happens and make sure that no man gets the glory for what the Lord is doing.