This past Saturday I experienced something phenomenal. Whilst serving at the lunch for homeless people at my church, a man asked if we could pray for him. He was quite distressed and even had tears in his eyes. Three of us went to a separate area to talk and pray with him. The man told us about his past, his deep involvement in the occult, his addiction to alcohol and nicotine and also how despite all this, he had been searching for God for many years.
After evangelising to him, the man genuinely repented, verbally broke all ties that he had with the occult and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. The next step was to baptise him in the Holy Spirit. As we laid hands and prayed for him in tongues to be filled up with the Spirit, he fell down and demons manifested themselves. At this point, you have no other choice but to get into action mode. We rebuked and cast out several demons from him. It was not easy. We praise the Lord for the power of his Holy Spirit which eventually set the man free.
I’m writing this because it was my first time ever experiencing and being involved in this. Were it not for the preparation I received from The Last Reformation, I think I would have probably had a lot of fear when the demons manifested. But when this happened, I was focused in the warfare for this man’s soul and getting him free. The best part about this story is that after all of this, the man had such JOY and PEACE, even his face was radiating. He expressed so much gratitude to Jesus, it was so touching and so worth the fight that had just taken place. I wish you had seen his face. He came to church the next day and shared his testimony with everybody. There was just so much joy overflowing inside of him. At one moment he prayed out loud during the service, and he started speaking in tongues. Praise God!!!
It is SO WORTH IT being obedient to the great commission that Jesus gave us:
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[b] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Just seeing the joy on people’s faces when they are set free, and knowing that they are now heirs of the Most High God and will spend eternity with him in heaven, that they are no longer prisoners of the enemy, set up for an eternity away from the presence of God, is so worth stepping out as a disciple of Jesus.
Let’s talk about Healing
Healing people from pain and sickness is also an amazing ministry to win over unbelievers. When people experience the radical healing power of Jesus, they cannot deny that Jesus is real. I am posting a link below of a man who had pain for 7 years in his back. A Christian couple, who themselves had only been saved and set free from alcoholism and drugs 8 months prior set this man free from his back pain. What I love about this video, is the joy and excitement this man experiences after getting healed. He immediately goes and tells a complete stranger about his experience, and then the full meaning of what just happened to him really sinks in, and you see him crying and expressing his gratitude to Jesus for his healing. At the end, both he and his daughter receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. So worth a watch!
According to the great commission, these things should be part of the everyday life of a Christian. I never saw myself casting out demons, baptising people in the Holy Spirit, praying for people to get healed. But this is what we are ALL called to do. The harvest is plentiful, and the workers are few. There is an ongoing war for the souls of men. It’s time to deliver yourself, deliver your family members, deliver the captives.
Lord I pray that myself and all those reading this, would be obedient to your commission. I pray for this in Jesus’ name, Amen.