- Several people received Jesus as Savior
- Numerous baptisms in the Holy Spirit—evidenced by speaking in tongues (See Acts 19:1-6.)
- Youth delivered of hatred, fear, and anger
From Potential Murderer to Jesus
Dawn and I have been working with the youth this past month. We have been placed in charge of the youth ministry by the church we have teamed up with in Virginia.
There is such a strong satanic attack upon young people. I do not over exaggerate when I say it is easier for us to do street ministry in the ghettos to the gang members, drug addicts, and prostitutes, than to many of these youths. However, God has shown up multiple times in great power and deliverance throughout this past month.
There was one young man named, “Mark” who came to our class. He is 16 years old, and originally from Nigeria, Africa. He had so much hatred, fear, and anger within him. You could see it on his face. The Lord told me clearly, “If he doesn’t get delivered, he has the potential to murder people.”
The first several days he was in class he would not participate at all. He did not want anything to do with anything we were doing. All of our attempts to call forth his destiny, and bring forth the deliverance he desperately needed were not working.
The Holy Spirit finally gave us the strategy on how to get the breakthrough for “Mark.” Mark began to soften and participate throughout this particular class day. He actually began to smile and laugh, and enjoy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
At the end of the class I asked the youths if any of them wanted to rededicate their lives to the Lord. Mark came up to me privately and said, “I don’t believe in Christianity. I tried Christianity in Nigeria. It was nothing but religion, and I didn’t like it.”
I responded, “I’m in agreement with you. I don’t like religion either. What I am offering to you is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Religion is dull, and does not produce life. Jesus is fun, and produces life. Did you have fun in class today?”
Mark answered, “Yes, I did.”
“You had fun because God was in our midst. Do you want to begin your own personal relationship with God?”
Mark replied, “Yes, I do.”
I then lead Mark through the sinner’s prayer. He received Jesus Christ into his heart as his personal Lord and Savior. He then got filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues. (See Matthew 3:11, Acts 19:1-6, Mark 16:17.)
Mark attended our class for the following two weeks before heading home to New York. He went from the worst student, to the best in a matter of days. His entire countenance and demeanor transformed before our very eyes.
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