We trust that you are all well.
Just wanted to encourage you all with more of what God is doing.
This past Tuesday, we were heading to our van after the Tuesday prayer meeting at church, when the Holy Spirit instructed me to go and join a women’s prayer meeting that was going on in another room at the church. After confirming with Pitana, I excused myself from my family and went to join the ladies asking them if I ‘can join you for an hour?’
So I joined them not really knowing what God had in mind but just obeying. As soon as I sat down, the conversation changed and they turned to me asking me a question.
The previous Tuesday the group had joined the general prayer meeting we have in the auditorium. Pitana had shared the Word on the Holy Spirit. We then asked if anyone wanted to receive the Holy Spirit. No one stepped forward. We closed the prayer meeting and the ladies returned to their meeting in another room. A few of them repented for not obeying the leading of God as they knew they needed to receive the Holy Spirit but hesitated.
So when I joined their group I was asked to explain more about the Holy Spirit. One woman said, ‘when I hear you talk about the Holy Spirit, I know I want Him, can you tell me more?’ So I expounded on what Pitana had shared the previous Tuesday and shared my testimony as well. One of the women was in tears. In brief, 5 women stepped up for prayer to receive the Holy Spirit. God was gracious to grant me word of knowledge for a couple of the ladies (things I would not have known since I didn’t know the ladies). Tears were shed as we all enjoyed God’s presence in that room. The hour was up and I asked the ladies to pray for me too and they blessed me.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:13
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:14-17
And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?”
So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Now the men were about twelve in all. Acts 19:1-7
If you yourself have not yet receive the Holy Spirit, you can. Remember ‘the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.’ Romans 14:17
We love you.
Pitana and Nadia