Josiah Worship Center Hit It Out Of The Park!
June 1, 2017
This last month I had the privilege of ministering at Josiah Center in Maplewood, MN. Pastors Dave & Julie Carlson are growing a congregation that is bringing significant changes in the lives of people. They are guided by this statement on their website, “We are committed to creating an atmosphere of God’s presence where the Holy Spirit is alive and powerful. A place where people are healed and empowered!” I can say from my experience with them that they are doing what they have committed to do.
I also had the privilege of meeting and ministering alongside Pastor Damien Wong from Life Church in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii. Damien brought his 17yr old son Jesse Wong. Jesse is a very gifted young man that I later asked to minister along with me on Friday night.
Here’s a glimpse of what happened at the conference. We started Friday night with a significant time of worship that drew us into the presence of God and set the tone for the evening. My message was centered around the power of the Good News and demonstrating that power through prayer. As we came to the time of prayer I had people line up across the front of the room and moved from person to person praying for them as I felt the Lord leading. Because I sensed such a gifting in Jesse Wong I asked him to join me. As we went down the line together his gifting was obvious as he was able to quickly discern with some exactly what they were dealing with and how we needed to pray. It was fun to watch him minister to people with such gentleness, compassion, and power. Watching his father I understood where he learned this.
Because there was so much power a number of people “rested in the Spirit” as we prayed for them. When they were able to move they went to one of the prayer teams for further ministry. Later, I began to hear testimonies of backs healed, legs growing, eyes and ears healed. As the ministry continued we began to hear testimonies of Inner Healing and in some cases Deliverance from the influence of demonic spirits. All of this is done so quietly most of the people in the conference didn’t know it was going on.
Dave and Julie have been using my book, “Why Not Waste Time With God” in the school for the last several months. Saturday afternoon I taught a session on the book and further encouraged people to not just read about this but to actually do it. I was encouraged as a number of people in the school came to share with me how the book had changed their lives. Understanding that God wanted to spend time with them was a new concept. When they actually began to do it they were surprised at how significant the time was and the impact it had on their lives.
PERHAPS YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK AGAIN, OR IF YOU HAVE READ IT, DO WHAT IT SAYS!
Many of us draw our value from who we know, what we do, and what we have. Do you long to experience the intimacy, joy, and freedom that comes from being deeply connected, soul and spirit, with your Father God? If so, you must prepare yourself to “waste some time” with God. You will be able to break free from dependence on others for approval. You can stop your pretense and striving for approval, and instead, sitting quietly with your Father God, you can be confident that you are significant, accepted and loved. You can purchase “Why Not Waste Time With God” from Wholeness Ministries Bookstore.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. You have been faithful and we have been careful and faithful with the support you send us. We appreciate your trust and your prayers.