By Nathan D. Pietsch
Woman receives Jesus, speaks in tongues
October 22, 2010
Dawn and I have been staying at the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle Campground in Ashland, Virginia. It is an amazing place. However, there was one lady who was really highlighted to both Dawn and I. Her name is “Samantha.” We found out “Samantha” has been living at the Campground for about 6-7 years. If you have ever been to this Campground, you know how amazing it is. However, Samantha did not seem like she really belonged at this ministry. She didn’t show any fruit of the Holy Spirit. (See Galatians 5:21-22.)
When we would attempt to talk with her, she would not look at us in the eyes. She seemed really uncomfortable when we would even mention Jesus. We asked “Samantha” if she remembers when she accepted Jesus into her heart, and she didn’t know when. We also asked if she could speak in tongues, and she could not. The people at this campground love to speak in tongues, and so do I.
Dawn and I had been loving on “Samantha” since we arrived here. After service tonight, the Lord had me talk with “Samantha” in the dining hall where everybody was. I walked up to her and knelt down on one knee so that I could be eye-level with her, since she was in a chair. I said, “Samantha,” tonight is the night. Are you ready to receive?” She knew exactly what I was talking about, and without any resistance, she said, “Yes.” All the previous times we talked about Jesus with her, she didn’t want anything to do with it.
I then lead “Samantha” through the sinner’s prayer. She began to smile, which was the first time I had seen her smile. She then got filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues. It was a great moment, but very alarming. Just because a person attends a church doesn’t mean they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Church doesn’t save a person, but Jesus does. Everyone of us needs a personal relationship with Jesus Himself.
Lord, we pray that You would continue to minister deeply to “Samantha.” You are so in love with her. May she cherish the relationship she now has with You. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.