Rodney Howard Browne shares a teaching on Faith
Hebrews 11:1 states that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” Faith…even though we cannot see it with our natural eyes, we know that with God ALL things can be possible.
A few years ago, I was really believing God for a new car. I had an old one, but it seemed like every other week, it had to be in the shop. It was definitely not reliable. All of my life, I have been taught to have faith. I began to stretch out my faith. When I would pray for a new car, I was very specific of what I wanted. Doesn’t He say that He knows the desires of our heart! I was on staff for a bible college at the time and was getting paid $50 a week. There would be weeks at a time, that I would place that $50 in the offering, sowing a seed for that new vehicle.
One night I was babysitting for a friend of mine. They had called and said that they were on the way home and wanted me to meet them in their garage with the kids…we were going to get some ice cream. As I stepped into the garage, they threw me keys and said…”God knows the desires of your heart. Here is a brand new car for your faithfulness. As I wiped the tears away from my eyes, I saw that the VW Jetta was exactly what I had been believing for. Not only was the color the same, but everything from the interior to the sunroof.
We need to walk in faith each day of our lives. We need to believe God for the impossible. Isn’t that the kind of God that we serve? That day, my faith was increased!
Rodney Howard Browne shares a teaching on Miracles
Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe because you have seen them or you have heard of them? I do believe in miracles, because I have seen them personally. Seeing is believing, right?
I remember the first time that I was able to see a miracle personally. I was in Manila, Phillipines. We were in a crusade and the anoiting of God was so strong in the place. The message that was being taught that night was on miracles. Everyone is a canidate for a miracle…all you have to do is believe. At the end of the meeting, the team was released into the congregation to begin to pray for the sick. I remember like it was yesterday a young girl that was there with her mother. Trying to understand each other’s vocabulary, I was able to find out that the daughter was deaf in both of her ears. I began to pray!! This young girl needed someone to stand with her in faith. As I began to pray I began to whisper the name of Jesus in her ear. As minutes went on, her face began to change. Her eyes began to get big and she began to reapeat what I was saying in her ear. For the first time in her life, she was able to hear. She jumped with joy as tears were rolling down her face. A miracle happened that night!!
We are all called to a miracle ministry. The word of God says, “Lay YOUR hands on the sick and they shall recover.” We have been given a mandate from God to heal the sick, set free the captives and set at liberty those that are bound. Your hands, your voice, His power! All we have to do is be willing to be used as He see’s fit. God gave the church 9 gifts for ALL men to prosper in them all. We just need to put ourselves in a position to be used by the Holy Spirit in any of those Gifts and at any time.
If people see the miracle working power of God, they have no choice but to believe. The unbelieving world needs reality. The only chance that they have is living on the inside of you and me. They should hear him in your talk, and feel him in your touch. I am so thankful for the touch of God that I have been exposed to from Revival Ministries International and Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne. I have come to a whole new understanding of why I am on this earth. We are not permanent residents on earth, we are just passing through. But along the way we are called and equiped to do the works and greater, of Jesus himself.
A teaching on a Great Awakening
We took a group of teenagers to the Great Awakening Tour in Jacksonville, Fl and to this day, the majority of them are not able to stop soul winning. While in Jacksonville, we had the opportunity to go onto the streets, into the mall, the nursing homes, and into neighborhoods. We were given the soul winning script to use, and it was amazing at what we saw. The people that we encountered were so desperate for a touch from God. As we began to share the gospel with them, they were like sponges. Everything that you said to them, was like giving them gold. They listened to what the Bible said and when given the opportunity, they made the decision to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior.
What was so amazing to me was that when you are part of a life-changing experience, you can never stop. As we were driving down the streets in Jacksonville, we were having to pull over to the side of the road, because we saw someone that just might need Jesus. Soul winning is so addicting.
In the evening meetings, people would get up to testify of what God did in and through them on the streets and their lives were radically changed. You can download the soul winning script. Under resources, click on soul winning tools and you can find the script in different languages as well. Try it out and see what God can do through you. You can also check out the Great Awakening Tour.
As a believer, we must be hungry for the things of God. A few months ago i was sitting in one of Rodney Howard-Browne’s meetings and he was speaking on “The Hungry Heart.” He began to share on how to receive a hungry heart. It is nothing difficult to do, it is actually very simple. In order to get a hungry heart, we first need to strip away anything that would hinder us from receiving that hungry heart. I realized that I needed to rearrange some of the areas of my life that I was spending alot of time in. Instead of those activities that I enjoyed doing, I needed to begin to spend more time in the word and with Him. We cannot expect God to make us hungry for Him if we not even spend time with Him. Rodney Howard-Browne also spoke on getting rid of any spiritual junk in our lives. We need to make sure that what we hear lines up with the word of God. We must not associate with people that would cause bad influences in our lives, but place ourselves around people who have like-faith.