The Fire of God Falls!!!
The service this past Saturday night at Bridges of Love International was Amazing!!! The Lord had His way at the end of praise and worship and it was hard to transition to the message so we continued praising and worshipping for a while! That was great! During the worship one of the singers was healed! Her knee popped back so that it was no longer bent at an angle and she was able to straighten her leg. For 19 years she had not been able to straighten her leg after a metal rod was put in it because of a car accident. She couldn’t figure out what was going on with her leg until I began to speak about healing and she realized that God had healed her!!! The message was good! I preached on the Fire of God and the Joy that is in His Presence; that as we lay our lives down at His altar He fills us with Joy and Peace. God has called us to be Holy and full of Joy. Holiness is that is not full of Joy is not real Holiness. I did the altar call a little differently than I have normally done it. I called for healing, salvation, and for response to the message one call after the other like I have done before but this time I waited till everyone was up at the altar before I began to pray for individuals. When I made the third altar call for those who wanted to give Jesus 100% of their lives rather than a percentage of their lives, most of the room responded to the call. Before I even began to pray for individuals God was visibly touching many of them. Some were weeping, others were shaking a little; the Fire of God was Falling! One young man came to me afterward and told me that he had never experienced the Holy Spirit but that night had felt a cold fire all over his body and though he was trying to contain himself could not stop shaking because the Holy Spirit was touching him so strongly! He let me know that his back had been healed of pain from the sciatic nerve and that he was having a hard time walking because of the Presence of God still on him. At that moment the Lord showed me that one of his legs was shorter than the other. I asked him to take a seat, picked up his legs from the floor and compared their lengths. I had a young guy come and confirm that there was a difference in length between the two legs. He informed us that his legs had been out different lengths since he was ten because of a car accident. Though the right leg was shorter I began to command, “Left leg grow and align!” Nothing was happening. Then I realized that I was naming the wrong leg, so I then commanded, “Right leg, grow out, stretch, in Jesus’ Name!” He actually felt his leg stretching! He admitted that when I called the Word of Knowledge for the back, although his friends urged him to respond he did not until I released the Word of Knowledge about the sciatic nerve, he realized then the Lord was specifically calling him. Two other people that I asked had experienced healing in their backs also! One of them was a friend of mine that came with me and he told me that his back had actually been having tightness for some weeks. God is Good!
April 2012 Newseletter
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be Praised! April was a great month in my experience. Many were healed and touched by God. I also got to preach at Victory Family Outreach Ministries in Woodbridge VA. The 21 days of prayer and fasting began and things have been happening in the Spirit. At the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace we are praying all day and all night, seven days a week, for these 21 days of fasting. This has been such a fruitful experience and there is still a little over a week left. Well in this newsletter I will briefly inform you of what happened in the month of April and update you on what will be going on in the month of May. I will focus on: Healing, Preaching at VFOM, and 21 Days and Beyond.
In the month of April many were healed by the Lord. Friends of mine prayed for a deaf person and they began to hear. People’s joints, bones, shoulders, etc. were getting healed in services on the tour I participated in. I’ve posted some of the healings that I witnessed this month on my blog, sebastianangulo.com. This time I’ll share two testimonies of healings that I saw the Lord work towards the end of April. The 21st of April, on my way home from a friend’s wedding, with other friends in my car I saw my cell phone that was facing down dimly light up. When I looked at the phone I saw that I had just missed a call from my mom with whom I had been speaking with earlier in the day. I called my voicemail to see what she had left and though I could not understand the message very well I knew she wasn’t feeling well. I then received a text that better explained the situation. She was experiencing really strong pain in her chest and heart area. Being very alarmed I calmly asked before praying for her one-by-one if my brother, sister, or dad were home. None of them were, and I was at least an hour from home with friends that needed rides to their homes. It was then that I began to pray for her with no other option except that she would be healed. I prayed with a greater demand for healing than I can remember ever praying with. Sometimes I get a gift of faith when praying for the sick, this time there was no other option. She had to be healed. After having prayed for like 2 minutes I asked her how she was feeling. She informed me that the pain had decreased when I commanded it to decrease, yet it had returned to the same level of pain. I prayed again and commanded the pain to leave. This I did one or two more times, with less pain remaining each time until all that remained was the fading fear from the initial scare and no pain at all. We found out through research that the pain was probably connected to the acid reflux she had been experiencing rather than a heart attack. Nevertheless I had quite an experience that night and the Lord was glorified. He is Faithful and he healed my mom that night. Glory to God! Some days later I went to a Verizon store to ask them about some money they owed me :). A lady sat next to me and the Lord showed me that she had some pain in her lower back and specifically something wrong with her tailbone. She got up and walked somewhere in the store, and as I continued to wait to be attended she came back and sat down. After we talked for a little bit I asked her if she had pain in her lower and if I could pray for her. She let me pray for her. I prayed for her lower back and her tailbone. When I finished praying for her she immediately asked how I knew about her tailbone, stating that only her doctors and mom knew about it. I told her God revealed it to me and she was really blessed; soon after I was attended. God’s timing is perfect. Glory to God!
Preaching at VFOM
On the 29th of April I had the opportunity to preach at a church in Woodbridge, VA. It was a powerful time and the Lord was faithful to fill my mouth with His Word. I had pondered and prayed about the message for some weeks and though I knew what it was I didn’t feel right about using the notes I had written. I have preached many times without notes (most times actually) but I was a little troubled about actually having notes and feeling like I shouldn’t use those. I knew I could trust the Lord in this because He has always come through for me. The message was, “Live For Eternity.” I posted an article on the subject on my blog. It was powerful and many were greatly blessed by it. Praise God! I also was able to get a recording of the message and hope to put some of it online.
21 Days and Beyond
As I’ve shared we have been in a 21 day season of focused prayer and fasting here in Fredericksburg, for revival and awakening in Virginia and the nation. This time has been a real blessing and I am glad that we will begin to pray around the clock in the fall of this year when we start our Stand By Night internship at the Prayer Furnace. Coming up are the African American Life Rumble, Awaken the Dawn, and the Call Virginia, starting on May 22 and ending on May 27. If you have not registered already and desire to attend, register as soon as you can since as of right now seating is limited at the venue and already about 2000 people have registered. The conference was extended to Sunday the 27th of May and Reinhard Boonke will be preaching again that Sunday morning. You can register for Awaken the Dawn for free at www.awakenthedawn.net and for the Call Virginia for free at www.thecall.com/virginia
God is Good! He is Worthy of Praise all the time. We might as well start now because this is what His people will be doing for all of eternity. We will be praising Him. Continue to lift me up in your prayers in the Name of Jesus. Pray that God will open doors for His Word to be released in and through my life. If you have any prayer requests or comments feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings
To the Fame of His Name,