Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Light in the Darkness!

Early Saturday morning Apostle Best and I headed for the airport. As we drove down the highway leaving Jacksonville and heading towards Orlando, Florida we decided to pull into a Denny’s to get a quick cup of coffee. As we sat down a drunk young man came into the restaurant yelling and staggering all over the place. He was loud and cussing and disturbing many people. He staggered over to our table barely able to stand asking us to help him with what was good to eat. Bishop Best said “I will tell you what is good to eat but I will also tell you what you need, son you need Jesus.” The man stopped and looked at us. His eyes began to fill with tears as we began to share with him the love of God. The man said, "My name is James; I used to go to church. My mother brought me up in the house of God. And I was a fool and have done so many wrong things. I took the blessing of God and kicked them away from me and I am far from God." I said to him, James you may have made some mistakes but you are still God’s son and He loves you and He can help you if you just call on Him. James said "When I came in here tonight, the place was dark and all I could see was a light shining off of you two so I made my way over. My life has been a living hell and you two are the only ones that have made sense to me." Soon after he said those words James friends came over to get him. We gave James an address of a church. James said "Please pray for me, it may not look like it but your words have got in my heart. I am not going to let Jesus go this time." Before James friends took him away he took our bill and said "I have to pay this." By the time we shook James hand He was in his right mind, talking calm and speaking about Jesus. He said "Thank God for the light I see on you, It was God that led you here just to talk to me. Please tell everyone in your church to pray for me that God will keep me in His will because I am going to follow Christ!" My Friends Jesus said that you are the lights of the world, a city on hill. Let you light so shine! There is a world in darkness that needs to see the Love of God shinning through you. So take some time everyday to share the light and change somebody’s world!

God bless you!
Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

The Lord had His way!

We spent Friday afternoon talking about missions and the many needs that are on the fields like Pastor’s support, feeding programs, building churches and the T.E.A.C.H. ministry, which stands for To Educate All Children in Hope. The needs are truly great on the fields, Jesus said the poor we would have with us always but the answer is in our hands through our giving.  So I want to encourage you to become a monthly sponsor right now and let us  fulfill the Lord’s commission together to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and preach the Gospel.  The night service was just too amazing to sum into words but the Lord had His way. This was a night of great healing and breakthroughs. Evangelist Stanford who had surgery on her feet and cold barely move them without extreme pain was healed by the power of God! She was running and shouting and dancing in the presence of God! All over the church the Holy Ghost was moving and healing! One Pastor Said “I was praying and fasting all night that God would answer a question that I had and tonight when the man of God came by my way God not only answered my question but gave me the power and the anointing to accomplish everything that I need to do.” Another sister said “The Lord set me free tonight. I was bound for years and I could not be free. I felt like the woman in the Bible that was bowed down and could in no wise lift herself up. But when the Holy Ghost begin to move in the church, The Lord spoke to me, "woman thou are lose" and the chains that held me bound for years broke in the presence of God and I am free!  One young man said “I have been in and out of church, running and playing with God. Many of my friends are no longer in church and I half heartedly served God just because of my friends but tonight when Rev. Sanchez was preaching a fire started burning in my heart and the Lord spoke to me and said “It does not matter what others say or do, who do you say that I am?  Tears fell from my eyes as I surrendered my whole heart and life to God. Then as Rev. Sanchez passed by me a strong wind came over me and in me and I started talking in tongues and crying! God set me on fire tonight!" Oh Glory to God! All over the church the power of God was raining down! We left the meeting tonight rejoicing for the great healings and miracles that God had done in many lives!

Thank you for your continued prayers!
Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

He's an On Time God, Yes He is!

What a glorious time we had in the presence of God Thursday night. Many pastors were touched and restored by the mighty hand of God! The winds of Pentecost were blowing all over the church.  Many young people were crying out to God as the Lord touched their lives. God has truly lifted and empowered this ministry mightily by His precious Holy Ghost. Everyone in the church was being moved on by God! We all wanted God to do something in our lives we did not come to church to be spectators we can to be participants. One man said “I came looking for answers and my answer came. The power of God hit me so strong I could not get off the floor, I tried to get up three times and I couldn’t. I have never experienced anything like that before. Another lady said ”I have had a hurt in my heart for years that has stopped me from entering in, but tonight when the man of God touched me the stronghold broke and instantly the Holy Ghost flooded my life and healed my heart. All over the church the Holy Ghost was moving. Apostle Best said “The Lord set this place on fire tonight! This is a mighty move of God! God was right on time for this church!" The song writer said, “He’s an on time God, yes He is, Oh, He’s an on time God, yes He is.  Job said He may not come when you want him but He’ll be there right on time! He’s an on time God yes He is!” Tonight God was on time, He healed people, changed lives, restored, delivered, set free and filled with the Holy Ghost. Sometimes we want God to move but we sabotage ourselves by putting our faith in a day that will never come.  We say God will do it someday. And sometimes we say God will do it tomorrow and when tomorrow comes we say God will do it tomorrow. But I can’t wait til tomorrow I need God to do it for me right now! The Bible says Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. The Bible says that he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. We must learn to use our faith for miracles, healings and things NOW. Glory to God!  It will happen for you if you believe right NOW! There is nothing too hard for God! Nothing is impossible for Him! We serve a right now God with all power so whatever you are going through I am here to tell you it can change right now! You don’t have to carry it, you don’t have to deal with it, you don’t have to settle for it, those days are over! Jesus said it is finished! The battle is over! So you can be healed right now! You can receive your miracle right now! Your need can be met right now by reaching out and touching God by faith.

God bless you!
Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jacksonville Revival!

What a blessing it is to be in Jacksonville, Florida.   Apostle Best and Apostle Stanford were so excited to see me. Everyone at the church was so happy and full of joy! Many of the church members came to me saying we heard so much about you and we just can’t wait for the service to begin. The song service was awesome! The praise team sang unto the Lord with all their hearts and the presence of God really moved in that church. Apostle Best took up the offering and then turned the service over to me. There was a great anointing in the church tonight! As soon as I opened my mouth the Spirit of the Lord began to flood that church. God was healing hearts and restoring lives. People were falling out under the power of God while the message was being brought forth. This church came tonight with great faith, they were determined that they were going to touch God and they did! The Holy Ghost moved mighty upon the youth of the church! They were crying out to God all over the church! Many of them shouting and talking in tongues! The power of God moved in this church mightily. Apostle Best said “The winds of the Holy Ghost moved in this church tonight like I have never seen.” A great healing took place in this church tonight, God through his great love and compassion reached down and began to heal wounds, mend broken hearts and restored the hope of many lives in this church tonight. And this is just the beginning of what God is going to do here in Jacksonville!

God bless you!
Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

Words of Gratitude

Dear brothers and sisters,
To put in a few words what the Lord did this past 2 weeks is impossible, it is like trying to put water from a swimming pool in a bottle. It really has been rivers of living waters flowing all these days in the Church Retreat, the Sunday Service and the Pastor's Conference. God used mightily His servants bringing the Word of God, and through it deliverance, healing, strength, encouragement, etc.

All the visiting pastors and members from other churches as our church have been blessed and were astonished of everything that God did these days, people being filled with the Holy Spirit, people receiving specific words, healing of the heart for some people that had lost babies, natural healing and as the Bible says "signs and wonders" that follow those who believe. I have heard many testimonies of Pastors being encouraged, many came with many questions that were answered in the sessions so they were very grateful for everything, most of this pastors work in difficult areas of the city and have little or no support but God always responds to the soul that seeks Him.

Rev. Sanchez and his wife are very bold when they have to deliver the word of God but at the same time very humble to consider everyone in the building and pray and bless as much people as they can. We already have in our minds next year, we are praying that God will allow them to come with their family because we know they sacrifice a lot leaving their boys at home to preach in many places. Please pray with us and meanwhile we will continue to not being just hearers but also doers of the Word.

Rev. Sanchez and Evangelist Abigail have taken a part of the peruvian people in their hearts, we have also taken a part of their heart and love for God and His work in our hearts. May God bless them wherever they go.

Ps. Gustavo Rodriguez

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Holy Spirit Rain down!

The last morning with the pastors was a such a powerful meeting.  Everyone came in the meeting excited with hearts full of expectation looking for God to do something great in their lives.  As the Word of God went forth everyone shouted and rejoiced as God lifted our hopes, raised our faith and empowered us by His glorious Holy Spirit.  As The Lord continued to move throughout the church pastors where praying for one another and crying.  It was a beautiful service.   All over the church God saturated His men and women of God!  It was like a heavy rain pouring down!   As God’s presence kept raining down in this service and we were just soaking it all in, many Pastors could barely move God’s presence was so strong at one point.  Many pastors testified about their faith being restored, their hearts being healed of hurts and bruises. We left the meeting very late with just a few hours til the night service but we did not care.  God did something very real for each and every one of us.   We have been touched by the hand of God.

The night service was unbelievable!  The Holy Ghost swept through the house like the book of Acts and we had a mighty revival!  The church was packed tonight from front to back.  We had many other pastors and visitors from other churches in the meeting tonight!  But when the winds of the Holy Ghost began to blow it moved everyone in the building! Young children, teenager and even the elderly were filled with the Holy Ghost!  People were healed of sicknesses and many were delivered!  One lay said that “ I had to smoke cigarettes at least one every hour, I prayed to be be free but always went back to smoking but tonight I was in church four hours and I felt the power of God like never before! After about 4 hours in His presence I realized I never craved a cigarette once! Then I realized that I did not have a taste for cigarettes any more.  God delivered me!  I am free!”  As the Holy Ghost kept moving, we saw about 100 people or more dancing in the Holy Ghost, talking in tongues with great joy! All over the church the Spirit was moving! The elders and the ministers of the church were on fire tonight! The church was praying for one another.  Children praying for parents, brothers praying for sisters!  People were stirred up and using their gifts for the Lord.  The longer the service continued the more God moved!  Young people were laid out under the power of God all over the church!   Teenagers, elders, Pastors and evangelists!  The house was saturated by the power of God!  Wave after wave of the Spirit filled that house!  Just when you thought it was over the Holy Ghost just kept moving!  God was working and nothing was going to stop Him!  This was His time to move on his people!  And we were not going to miss our hour of visitation!  It was incredible!  At one point Abby and I jut stood in a corner praising God in amazement!  We could not believe our eyes!   God was moving like rivers of life all over the church!  Jeremiah said It’s just like fire shut up in my bones! And this move of the Holy Ghost is not going to die out but it is going to move on and bring revival to this nation of Peru!

My friends God is looking to move in this last day! All He needs is an available vessel. That’s all He is looking for is a yes!   Yes, I will go, Yes, I will pray, Yes, I will give, Yes, I will use my talents! So take your place in the Kingdom of God right now and let God work a miracle through you.  That’s right I said through you not for you but through you!  God wants to work a miracle through you.  God wants to heal through you.  God wants to deliver through you!  You are the temple of the Holy Ghost!  You are the mouth piece of the Most High!  You have to speak the Word!  You have to move the mountain!  You have to lay hands on the sick if they are going to recover!  So don’t you dare sit back another minute but get up!  Stir up the gift of God in you!  Let the power of the Holy Ghost come upon you!  I don’t care what the devil is doing!  God said no weapon formed against you shall prosper!  I don’t care how bad things look. God said upon this rock I build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it! So rise up in power!  Rise up in victory!  Rise up in the anointing of the Holy Ghost and let the Father have His way in you!
God bless you

Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

Thursday, August 4, 2011


The church has been packed every service! Word has been spreading of this great move of God and people are coming to be a part of it here in Peru.  Many lives have been touched and decisions have been made by many people to serve the Lord. God is truly in control.  The Lord is moving in ways that we would have never even imagined. So many good reports are coming back of broken homes and families being restored and marriages that God has put back together, that it keeps us rejoicing all throughout the day.  One young lady had a problem with her hand. She could not use it due to damage in the joints and muscles so the doctors just gave her a brace to keep on it to help protect it but she was going to have to live like that for the rest of her life.  This young lady said. “I was at the altar seeking God and I began to cry out to the Lord and say Jesus heal me, and immediately the pain was gone! I took the brace of my hand and I could move it and grab things with my hand with no pain! I was jumping and shouting sand running around the church sharing with everyone what the Lord had done for me!"

There is one word that this sister shared that stands out and it is the word "Immediately". This word means: swiftly, speedily, suddenly, straightway, instantly, urgently, direct, at once, without any interference or delay, immediate action, this moment, this minute, this second, right now!  When I look in the Bible I read many accounts where Jesus did things immediately!  Matthew 8:1-3 “When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.  And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean.  And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."  Luke 13:10-13 "And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.  And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.  And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God."

My Friends. there may be somethings that you may have been waiting for God to do for you. Maybe you have been waiting for a job, maybe you have been waiting for a healing, maybe you have been waiting for family members to be saved or delivered! Maybe you are facing an impossible situation and you have been waiting for a miracle!  Well I feel like prophesying to somebody right now and  I want to tell you that you that you don’t have to wait any longer!  Your God is a God that can work it out for you immediately!  In Jesus name, the wait is over!  There are some doors that have been closed that are going to open immediately!.  There are some situations that have held you up that are going to turn around immediately!.  There are some sicknesses that have lingered around and won't seem to go away but a healing is about to take place immediately!.  There are some children that have run off like the prodigal son that are going to come to themselves and come back home immediately!  There are some financial needs that have kept you back from moving forward but your prosperity is coming Immediately!  Immediately!  Not a year from now!  Not a month from now!  Not a week from now, immediately!  Swiftly, speedily, suddenly, straightway, instantly, urgently, direct, at once, without any interference or delay, immediate action, this moment, this minute, this second, right now!  So whatever you have need of, open up your mouth and lay claim to it right now and watch God move!  Immediately!

God bless you!
Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Amazing Love, Amazing God!

The Pastor's conference started today!  It was wonderful watching the pastors and leaders gather into the House of God.  Everyone was shaking hands with pastors they knew and also meeting other pastors for the first time.  Our great friend Pastor Pena from El Faro church was with us in the meeting.  He got to meet my wife Abigail for the first time and we all just had a great time fellowshipping before the service.  Pastor Gustavo, the pastor who is hosting the conference here in Peru, did not waste anytime getting me up to minister.  We slowed things down this morning and really began to teach on Kingdom Authority.  As I began to teach many pastors were weeping and crying in their chairs.  Some just fell to their knees as God began to show them their place in the Kingdom of God.  I was only able to teach for a little while longer because the Shekinah Glory fell in that church. God Himself was imparting into pastors and leaders! Men and women were all over the church crying and weeping before the presence of the Lord. God's amazing love overpowered and overwhelmed all of us! One pastor said “It has been so hard that I wanted to give up but this morning God spoke to me and He put a fire back in my heart and it is burning!  I will preach the Gospel like never before in Peru!” Another pastor said “I have been in a dry place for a long time.  I let the problem of the people overwhelm me and weigh me down.  I felt drained and spiritually dead but today God has lifted my burdens and filled my dry soul with rivers of life!"   So many mighty and powerful things happened this morning! I was about to stop writing but I just have to share one more testimony!  A Pastor shared “I have had many problems with my feet and when I walk it was vey painful.  The devil kept telling me you are not being healed because God is finished with you. It was hard to preach and pray and do things because my feet were always in pain.  But when The Glory of the Lord begin to fill the house, I heard the Lord say "Walk"!  I stood to my feet and I just began to walk and  As I obeyed God’s voice and walked the pain left my feet! I have no more pain!  Now I can fulfill the scripture in Isaiah 52:7 that says “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”

Glory to God!  Somebody ought to be shouting by now!  God is truly amazing and we just give Him all the glory!  If you have enjoyed this blog and these great testimonies I want you to send a generous donation in to WWLM right now!  Help to keep us preaching and teaching the Gospel to men and wemon just like these.  We need monthly sponsors that desire to see the Hand of God move in the missions fields.   So give and be a part of this great mission outreach today because God is moving and you can be a part of it by giving today!

God bless you
Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez

Sold out!

What a great time we had in the House of God Sunday Morning.  Everyone was singing and praising the Lord.  All the people were still excited about the family retreat.  The worship leaders sang and danced before the Lord. Great joy was in church!  Abigail Sanchez preached a powerful message on what you have to offer God.  This message challenged the people to give God their everything holding nothing back from Him!  As people came to the altar they came crying and really seeking God!  The Lord was doing a great work in the hearts and in the lives of His people.  It was truly a morning of sweet surrender!  You know it is easy to offer God what we want, when we want.  Especially when it is on our terms.  And many times we can say God you can have this in my life but you can’t have that. S o we choose what we give God and we hold back the rest for ourselves.  Or we give God half the situation and we try to work the other half out because we really don’t believe that God is able. Ouch!!   Or we don’t give God anything because we don’t think what we have is of any value, so we do nothing!  But God is looking for a total surrender!  He wants you to give him your life, your time, your talents and your family.  You must put everything in his hands if you want to see Him really move in your life!  God is not looking for us to be ordinary Christians that just come to church every week doing the same old routine.  But God is looking for us to be stirred!  He is looking for His children to begin to manifest the power that He has placed inside of us.  It is high time to break open your Alabaster box.  It is time to release the beauty and the fragrance of the precious anointing that is deep inside of you.  Yes, it's time to be Sold out!  God desires to use you! God wants to make you the head and not the tail.  He wants to use your life for His glory!  So give God your all and watch Him do wonders through you!

God Bless you
Rev. Melvin & Abigail Sanchez