Testimonies as a result of praying for the Holy Spirit
„This is the word of the Lord …: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit“ Zechariah 4:6 NKJV
„This is the word of the Lord …: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit“ Zechariah 4:6 NKJV
173. Missionschool-Students and the Revival Message
Let me briefly share a beautiful experience: A graduate of TGM (Austrian Medical Missonary School), Jakob* (name changed), now works in a big city as Bible worker. He got us to the end of last week visited at the Eden Mission School here in Czech. He has Steps to Personal Revival and Abiding in Jesus studied and now predominately gives sermons and lectures on these subjects. He notices, that these issues are extremely important, the most important in general, and that the Holy Spirit works very strongly when he does this issues. He also held one of his sermons with us at the mission school that was really good and full of the Holy Spirit. He wants still study Spirit-Filled Workers of Jesus and From Lack to Abundance: How to have more of the Holy Spirit.
I am currently teaching the students directly from the book Spirit-Filled Co-workers of Jesus. The Students are really deeply impressed by this book and think that there are things in there that are very good and important, simple perfectly in a nutshell and very few Adventists remember it are aware. Our students are increasing from week to week motivated to the complete surrender and to the daily request for the Holy Spirit. You can also see how they grow and how God is using them. These are my first initial experiences, so to speak teaching this third book in a mission school. I myself am very grateful that our students really
more and more the Importance and absolute urgency of the Holy Spirit perceive. EE 010722 S.N. Director of Medical Mission School in Austria, now in Czech
174. Holy Spirit improves family live
I have a Good News. From June 9th to 30th my wife and I read the book Steps to personal Revival and prayed about the content every morning. It has been like we were doing a journey in search of the Holy Spirit every day. Praise the Lord, we achieved it, and many things happened. Our marriage relationship improved much, we became more tolerant and more supportive toward one another. Even our relationship with the children improved in a sense that the yelling to them diminished largely. We began to talk and to pray more about the Holy Spirit with them. My wife said this morning she has become more and more grateful to God during the journey. My deepest gratitude to our dear Lord. #169 EE 300622 L.R. Pastor from Madagascar
175. Overwhelmed by the Chances
I first heard about Steps To Personal Revival in a podcast of Dwight’s September series on baptism by the Holy Spirit. I also started praying daily for a total filling of the Holy Spirit and I am overwhelmed by the changes it has brought in my life and perspective on life. Several months ago the Holy Spirit prompted me to reread Roger Morneau’s “Incredible Answers to Prayer,” “More Incredible Answers to Prayer,” When You Need More Incredible Answers to Prayer.” I found that these books go hand in hand with Steps to Personal Revival. I now have my own intercessory prayer ministry and every day I am seeing evidence of the Holy Spirit moving in the lives of those for whom I pray. “…I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer…” (Zech 12:10) PL www.revivalandreformation 2018 from USA
176. Experience, that God leads
I have only read the book once so far. It wasn’t until I got over halfway through that I got really enthused and started putting it into practice every morning. It has only been two weeks but I am already having those ‘synchronicity’ experiences, especially when visiting people in the hospitals as a volunteer pastoral carer. It almost gives me goosebumps. I started praying using Helmut Haubeil’s Model Prayer on page 98 but I am now using all 16 bible verses listed and pray my own prayer around them. Ellen White reminds us that the Holy Spirit will only come in answer to prayer. MM www.revivalandreformation 2018 from USA
177. A translator seeks the help of God
Being a translator, I sat down to translate the book, « Abide in Jesus ». After reaching the second page I was not able to continue to do the translation, I got stuck. This has never happened before and so I was upset and closed the work and left it aside without knowing what to do. Again after a month I tried to continue but it was in vain.
While going through the pages I read about asking for the « Holy Spirit everyday ». God made me realize that I am trying to do the work without his help, without asking for the Holy Spirit. I knelt down and asked God for the Holy Spirit.
After this surrender I could translate and another miracle happened. I got a call to lead a prayer group where we get together to pray everyday for the revival and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I regret that I didn’t know that I should ask for the Holy Spirit everyday. But God graciously had given me this chance to realize and I am thankful for that. All glory be to God. EE 140822 J.L. from France
178. A heart touched by 10 days of prayer 2021 was led to multiplication
Ever since the themes of these 10 days of prayer 2021 touched my heart, I felt motivated to share them. First contact was made with the pastors of those congregations in the former Soviet Union where I had previously worked. The resulting prayer groups continue to meet regularly (three times a week). Then similar topics were carried out with members in Germany. Those who attended these meetings are spreading the word in their communities. In this way, the number of participants is constantly increasing. These meetings are attended by brothers and sisters from all over the world. Such as: Azerbaijan, Israel, Germany, Italy, Austria, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine. The meetings are held in Russian. – One day later he added: I want to thank you again for the 10 days of prayer for 2021. The issues covered in it are so timely and the need for revival is so great that I have decided to have 10 days of prayer each month on these issues. The number of participants grows each time. Since September 12, more than 60 people have been taking part every day. God be praised for the “spirit of grace and prayer” he is pouring out on his church. The 10 days of prayer takes place at 5:30 in the morning. EE 15-160922 L.G. from Germany
You find the 10 Days of Prayer2021 at www.steps-to-personal-revival.info – Seeking Revival – Ten Days of Prayers (English and German) – In another 35 languages at www.tendaysofprayer.org – Past Years – 2021
179. Our dear Lord could do great things through one sister – (Jer 33:3)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I had discovered and read the book, “Steps to Personal Revival.” I was deeply inspired by this book and it transformed my life. I also read the books, “40 days Prayers and Devotions to Prepare for the Second Coming, No 1 & No 2. And I have distributed Steps to personal Revival books with printing fees with more than 40,000 copies for the Korean people. I also started a prayer meeting group on July 11, 2021 and is aptly named it, *”Upper Room of the Holy Spirit”*. With more than 330 members in this group, we meet every morning at 6:00 for the pleading of the Holy Spirit.
This year we started a Bible journey from Genesis to Revelation. Every morning we study five chapters with a Bible teacher as an interpreter under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This journey will be completed on December 23, 2022 and then we will have a meaningful gathering at Sahmyook University Church on December 24, 2022. The gathering will be called, “The Great Revival Meeting for the Latter Rain” and it will be sponsored by Sahmyook University Theology Department and the University Church. May our wonderful Lord pour His Holy Spirit on us always. EE 190922 Y-J.L.N. from Korea
Never underestimate the influence of an individual, when the working of God’s Spirit is set in motion in mighty ways. God may be calling you for such a time as this. (Advised reading: Esther 4:14-16 and also: Christian Service, chapter 26: Assurance of Success)
180. Experience through 10 Days of Prayer 2021 – Prayer Group Experience: Healing from Alcohol Addiction.
I’ve been in covenant with God for over a year. Meanwhile I realized that it is not the years that matter, but the relationship with God! My relationship with Him must become close and personal. We need the Holy Spirit and His leading! I dare not think what would have happened if I had ignored the invitation to the “10 Days of Prayer 2021”. The healing of a paralytic in Mark 2:1-5 gives us a valuable clue for intercession. The paralytic could not come to Jesus. Four friends helped him come to Jesus. V. 5 says: When Jesus saw their faith – the faith of the four friends – he said to the paralyzed man: My son, your sins are forgiven you and healed him.’ Because of this incident, I was kindly advised with friends to “step into the breach” and pray for my alcoholic daughter. I thank God for giving me loved ones to carry “my burden” with me. We prayed through Zoom three times a day. We also kept days of fasting and prayer. This had been a special blessing to us. I also realized how important our ministry is to our own spiritual growth! I was aware of the blessings that have come to us in this ministry, but also of the great responsibility that was placed upon us as it stood at the “pyre” to save my daughter. We realized that our unrepented sins and lack of consecration could be a major obstacle to the Lord’s pouring out His blessings on us and my home (my husband, daughter, and son-in-law). This motivated us to examine our hearts and be reconciled to God and to one another! God also gave me wisdom about where to be silent and when and what to say when speaking to my family. Those who know me and the problems in my family know how insoluble they were human. But we saw the clear intervention of God when Anya stopped drinking without outside help.
I believe the Lord will continue to work on the hearts of those we include in our prayers together! We still pray together three times a day. We want to step into the breach for others. May the Lord give us devotion and zeal for our intercession and full trust in Him! Jesus says: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all this will be yours. (Mt 6:33) EE230922 from Russia, sent in by L.G. abridged
181. Through the Letters to Andrew to Faith
That was this CD about the 17 Letters to Andrew that finally and lastingly convinced me of the truth of the Bible and the Word of God. When I heard that prophets as early as 700 years before Christ, made detailed statements about the Messiah Jesus Christ, which were then absolutely confirmed, it was clear to me that I was following Jesus. Today I am even, I believe/hope/think, born again and live with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in harmony and unity. Karl J. Kaiser 12/30/2020, website ABC-Bookshop 3.Nov.2022 edited