The greatest thing that has been highlighted in my mind is the vision for this ministry to see a Great Awakening throughout this land. As I walk throughout the day, my thoughts are consumed with the idea of seeing men, women, and children touched by the fire of God. I once heard Pastor Rodney say, “vision is not taught, it is caught”. As I have been sitting in these services, I have been catching the vision for nations, for cities, for towns and families! When I was in the store one day, it dawned on me that I must win souls everywhere that I go. I do not necessarily have to feel a “strong pulling” to lead a specific person to Christ, but that I can just go on the strength of the Word.
Jesus said “go into all the world and Preach the Gospel”. As that dawned on me, I witnessed to this guy who was hoping that one day he would spend eternity with the Lord and through my witness and using the Gospel soul winning script, I was able to make this a reality by using this wonderful too. This has been a Holy Ghost filled time, burdens are being lifted, peace has been restored, and my life is being changed. I have discovered that as long as I stay in the fire of the Holy Spirit I will continue to develop into the image of Christ and walk in His ways.-John H.
Before the Great Awakening Tour began, I knew something great was bound to happen; not only in my life, but in the lives of others. I have to admit however, , there was a slight limit on my being able to fully comprehend the magnitude that this was going to have on the nation, moreover the world! I had the opportunity to participate in receiving prayer calls this week and that is when it hit me- lives are being changed beyond our biggest imagination. I had the opportunity to pray with Pastors who were getting ready to give up on ministry, a lady who had bad memories of being molested, to those who wanted the fire of God so that they could go out and win souls! One of the greatest stories that touched me was a man who was flipping the channel; I believe he was calling from South Carolina.
He was home drunk and he came across the program. He said he could not turn the channel and did not know why. “Oswaldo” said he wanted to come back to God, be free from alcohol addiction. In addition, he wanted to be a Pastor all of his life, but felt like God was not pleased with him. I prayed with him, broke the spirit of alcoholism off of his life; he got saved filled with the Holy Ghost and is going to start telling others about what is taking place here in Tampa, Fl! Being in the call center has given me the opportunity to really catch the vision of what is taking place and realizing that my world is so small. That the lives that are being changed and set ablaze for God goes beyond not only these four walls, but it is beyond Tampa, Fl! This nation, this world is being changed! This indeed is a GREAT AWAKENING! –Needra H.
I am so exited what God is doing here….at the River at Tampa Bay Church! Right now the Gospel is not just preached only on the streets, but the salvation message is carry on through the television to millions homes all around the world. Thank you Lord! I feel that something important is happening here …the rain from heaven is coming down every night! I see people coming and experienced the reality of God’s presence. Is seems like many of them even don’t know what is the sweet presence of God, what is the anointing, but they are hungry of the real things of God. They are thirsty of real God touching his people. And I see this…I see that reality of an incredible God’s anointing fooling down on those who coming worshipping God in the truth and the spirit. This anointing is breaking the yoke of bondage, so people got healed, delivered, saved! I am so thankful to God that he brought me here and I can be a part of GAT. I can say also about some highlighting things the Lord is doing in my heart. He wants me to cry out for my country, for my nation to be saved, for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be spread. To be honest, I just came from Poland with a kind of discouragement what is going on in churches there and how religion rules strongly in whole country. Now I will pray, I will cry out for Poland believing for the great things God will do it now through the GAT for my nation and in all of the world. -Jolanta P.