I’m witnessing the move of God.Believes that everything written in Acts, I am seeing up close and personal. People are getting healed when I pray in the name of Jesus over them, people are getting filled with the holy spirit (speaking in tongues), etc. I’ve witnessed these things many times in the past, from a far, sitting in the congregation. He said that however, now GOD is using me! God is moving in me! I’m not bragging or boasting. I’m just excited to be used by God. I’m learning to yield to him!
Praying has always been something I’ve been “nervous” to do out loud. I am part of NBHC’s Nursing Home ministry, and I would pray for the patients silently. I stepped up a bit there and would pray a bit louder. However, since I started doing prayer and care phone lines, I have been filled with boldness and the nervousness is Gone. God gives me the words to say and I speak them out with confidence and boldness!!!
I understand more about God, the move of God, the authority God has given us, etc and it is changing my life. He indicates that even personal things in my life are changing. Personal fears are just gone, because I now have understanding of the word. I don’t have understanding of EVERYTHING, but I’m learning new things and lots of things everyday!
After I graduated I felt called to RBI. My first day at bible school I was late because I got a ticket and I didn’t have my driver’s license or proof of insurance. Even though I was late I was so happy when I got there because Pastor Eric greeted me at the door! Revival then started that week and continued as The Holy Spirit lead, Hallelujah. Believes that after the first few days I began to notice the levels of glory I could handle and they were very increasing each and every meeting. After the first week I picked up giving and I sewed my very nice Ibanez guitar to Eugene. Now every time I see him play it during worship it brings me so much joy and I believe that is part of my harvest. During the super special revival offering with Pastor Rodney I’ve sewed two pairs of shoes , a tie, cardigan, golf set, tackle box, bunch of clothes, notebooks, flashlight, money, mp3 car adapter, and my brand new iphone. I know The Word says what you give do in secret but this is a testimony and I just want you to know how transformed. I love everything here and part of my harvest is that I received a great paying impacting this is, not that you already don’t. I love, love, love to give.
I’m so transformed and continually being job working for the Lord through ADT Home Security. I’m so thankful for my boss who is an intern and is very flexible. I’m so thankful for this ministry and the scholarship I received. I love the staff, all the pastors, and I appreciate getting rebuked. I didn’t mention it which is ridiculous but I love soul winning too.
Since I have started attending the River School of Worship, I have had the privilege of working in the Great Awakening Prayer and Care Center. I have taken many calls, varying from needs such as a person who needed encouragement and direction in their life, a man who needed his marriage healed, and a woman who needed healing in her physical body.
A person who has truly stood out to me was a woman who called for her nephew. As soon as I answered her call and asked what she was calling for she started crying and said that her nephew was going to have heart surgery. I took down her contact information and asked if her nephew had accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and savior and she said yes. I proceeded to ask if she was a christian and living fully sold out for God. After she said yes to both of these questions I quoted healing scriptures and had her write down some scripture references so that she could stand on God’s word and his promises every day. We then linked our faith as I led in a prayer reminding God of his promises for health in our physical bodies and then spoke to the heart disease in her nephew’s body, cursing it and telling it to leave his body. I then prayed for peace in her life and encouraged her to call back with her praise report.
Taking calls and having the privilege of encouraging, helping and praying with people who are calling in already hungry for God and expecting results based on the word of God is definitely something that is helping stir up a hunger for God in my life, thank you….James P.
Since coming to RBI, there have been many challenges that I have had to face. Moving far from home to a new area with no support system that I once had, was hard in itself. I have learned that there is a completely different culture here that I have to adapt to, new people and different viewpoints. This is a critical time in my life; God has sent me out on my own to take that next step in my Faith, so the challenges are only going to grow me into a better leader.
The pastors here have taught me so much in just a short time, and I am blown away by all I’m learning. He have had a hard time here, but I had an awesome encounter one Wednesday night at Student Ministries when Pastor Allen prophesied over my life. It was confirmation that I am called to be a youth pastor and this is my new season to grow and let go of some things I’ve been clinging on to. It’s so awesome to see what God has been doing in such a short time with me at RBI, I can’t wait to see the change in me at the end of this year, thank you….Adrian R.