A Life Changing Experience!
Deliverance: I had an experience of being delivered from a demon of anger and bitterness that I had carried for 40 years! It has changed my life!
I have been used by God in new ways:-
Healing: I prayed for a woman at work who had had a bad back for years. We measured her legs and one was shorter than the other. I prayed for her leg to grow, and it did. I prayed for the pain in her back to go, and it did.
Arthritis: I prayed for my mother who was hobbling with the pain of arthritis in her knee. It was 70% better by the end of the day and 100% pain by the end of the week. Thank you Jesus!
More than Pie in the Sky When You Die. Fear and Pain Gone Now!
I thank God for His grace and mercy in enabling me through the power of the Holy Spirit to understand that my salvation means more than just going to heaven! It is the abundant life Jesus came to give us right here on earth.
Fear: I failed my driving test 15 years ago and started doing a learner course last October. I was overcome with such a fear I couldn’t understand. I couldn’t concentrate because I had nightmares and during the lessons I became a nervous wreck. I mentioned this at the SSE class and I received prayer on several occasions and was set free. I thank God for the freedom in Christ. I am now a confident learner driver!
Pain: I have been healed completely of pain that began with epidural treatment I received over 30 years ago! And most recently I have been healed from severe pain in my right arm by just being in the presence of the Lord…
I Wish I had Known These Things When I had First Become a Christian 40 Years ago!
Before: I came to the SSE because I wanted to see more of the kingdom of God in power in Reading. I was very nervous about joining a class full of “super-spiritual” people and felt that I might be out of my depth. However I soon found that everyone on the course was very honest and open about weaknesses and we learned a lot together.
After: Friends have noticed a new boldness in me. I have done more recently with a boldness that I previously thought was just not me, praying for miracles, speaking to strangers, and praying in secular environments. When preparing this testimony I went back and checked to see who I had prayed for. I was surprised to see that one in three of the people I had prayed for had reported some improvement in their condition or that they had been touched by God in some way. I was amazed…
Before the course God was really challenging me to “press in” to him. To find out more about him. So I thought the course would be a good way to do that.
It has enabled me to see further into the extent of freedom that a life following Jesus promises. It has enabled me to see and increase my awareness of the spiritual world. It has enabled me to know how to engage in spiritual warfare with an increased sense of my identity in Christ and the authority that I have in him.
I am more confident in Christ and who I am in him. I have a much closer and fuller relationship with God.
Freedom: I have always had a problem with believing the extent of the love of God for me before and since I have been a Christian. One Tuesday, in the ministry time I just started crying, I was holding back tears the whole evening and I knew God was going to do something. I really cried, God took me to a place where I realized the full extent and how deep the hurt I felt was. Rob and Salim came over and asked what was wrong. Rob said he felt that My hurt was linked to something, and I knew that it was linked to my childhood and that I had believed the lie that significant people in my life and God did not love me. We prayed and I forgave those people. When I said the words “and I release them from anything they owe me”, a weight, that I was not aware of before, physically left my chest, as in I felt something leave my body.
Since this I have been released to believe and have started a journey of learning and feeling how much God loves me. I have noticed that in my relationships, I am freer to open up with people and also am free to talk with someone very close to me, something I thought was lost. It was like a veil has been lifted and instead of filtering every comment through a veil of hate I am realizing the love of those close to me, towards me. As a result I am free to love them more.
It has been amazing!
I Have Been Empowered!
I have spent so long thinking that I was powerless against the devil, but I now realise we have authority above the ways he works in our lives.
Spiritual Authority: One time after praying through the fear stronghold I came under spiritual attack. I felt like had been hit on the head hard and I felt dazed. I managed to get home and sent out some texts for prayer including one to Rob. He pointed out to me that I needed to fight against it myself and when I did, I felt so empowered and the week after I had all sorts of encounters with God, it was amazing! After that I felt able to pray for people so much more because, whilst I didn’t doubt the power of prayer before, it had been displayed to me in such a powerful way!
Empowerment: The SSE has been absolutely amazing and I have felt enabled to do so much more this year because of it. I honestly didn’t see myself doing half the stuff I have this year… without the work God has been doing in my life through the SSE.
I have learned that there is power in the name of Jesus! Power to break all chains. Power that brings freedom.
We really do have power to move mountains! Power to move the most intransigent and maligned person, power to soften the hardest of hearts, power to heal the broken, power to chase evil away!
Sceptic: I used to be skeptical and somewhat doubtful about the power of prayer, until I my own son was healed after I prayed for him. Since then I have seen many more amazing things…
- Virus: My son was terribly ill with a condition similar to the norovirus. The symptoms he had, included a high temperature, diarrhoea, vomiting, and aches & pain all over. He had been like this for about a week. I prayed earnestly for him and really reached for God to heal him. Next day I called my son to see how he was and he said that incredibly within 2 hours his symptoms started to go away, and 2 days later he was completely well again!
- Seized up Knee for 4 Years! 2 weeks ago I prayed with a friend for an elderly gentleman at a fellowship meeting in Newbury. He could not bend his left knee due to seized up ligaments, and so he walked with a straight leg and he couldn’t walk up or down stairs without holding the banister. After we prayed for him, he said he didn’t feel much during prayer but wanted to test his leg out. He found he could bend his leg and walk up and down the stairs unaided by the banister – the first time in four years!
- Back Injury: A friend put his back out lugging a large, heavy case full of sound equipment, leaving him in significant pain and discomfort and unable to move freely. I placed my hand on the affected part of his back and prayed a commanding prayer for his back to be released and freed from pain. He said he felt a deep and penetrating heat travel into his back from my hand. He described it like the deep heat you experience when you apply Ralgex or Radian B deep heat on your skin. Immediately he was able to bend and twist his back freely and said the pain had completely gone!
- Salvation: Last week at church, I sensed a young man was desperately in need of prayer. When I spoke with him he told me he was far away and distant from God. He said he was resisting God and pushing Him away. I was not sure if he was a Christian or whether he had given his life to Jesus, but I prayed for him and offered him a Salvation prayer I carry in my wallet. After reading the prayer, he was literally in floods of tears and gave me the biggest bear hug I’ve ever received.