Tonight after song service was a time for testimonies. So many people got up to share about all the great things that the Lord has done in their lives this week. As they shared about how they got healed and set free, faith began to stir in the church and it was not long until the Spirit of the Lord started moving. One young lady testified that she was in the youth group and in ministries pretending to serve God. On Saturday nights she and her friends from church were drinking and smoking and going to clubs dressed with revealing clothes and then on Sunday she sat on the front row. They were the biggest hypocrites in the church. She was living a lie and thought nobody knew it. But she said, “No more, no more running, I needed a change and God changed my life, He forgave me and set me free. I don’t want to live that way anymore. God filled me with the Holy Ghost.” Everyone could see the change and the church exploded in praise. Her mother ran over crying and wrapped her arms around her daughter and they just cried. God restored that family!
While people were praising God, Pastor Richards gave me the microphone and just said, “Obey the Lord”. I began to share about the bread and the water. The bread being the Word of God and healing and the water being the Spirit of the Lord. It did not take long for God to take over the service for that was His desire all along. It was like a cloud of glory rested over the church and God began to reach down and touch His people. A young Dominican girl ran to the altar in tears wanting to be saved. Her face showed the torment and pain that comes from the darkness of this world but she lifted up her hands and called on the name of Jesus and the light of the love of Christ consumed her very being. God not only saved her and set her free but He filled her with the precious Holy Ghost.
Children, 6 years old and younger were at the altars seeking God with tears running down their face desiring a touch from God. I am always amazed at how God so gently reaches down His hand and fills a child with the Holy Ghost! I watched God fill one little girl and it was like she floated down to the floor taking in tongues as the Spirit gave her the utterance! Her mother shouted and cried and then the Holy Ghost fell on her and she went down by her daughter! Oh Glory to God! One big man came to the altar so bound he could not even lift his hands, but when Jesus touched him the hardness of his heart and the shackles on his life shattered into pieces as the power of God moved into his heart. He lifted up his hands and the Lord of Host came upon him, and he could no longer stand in the presence of God. He was free! Praise the Lord, Free at last!
It was like this all night, God was setting people free and He was restoring families and broken dreams. People were all over the church praying for one another. The power of God was moving so strong and then there was this silence. As if the Lord made this grand entrance and we were all in too much awe to say anything. Then this magnificent worship filled the air. People started falling out in the isles and at the altar. God was doing something great. It felt like a gentle rain, a refreshing, a visitation from God Almighty. People began to weep and cry! The organist was inspired to play this worship music that just set an atmosphere to get a lone and talk to God. It was incredible! People were everywhere on their knees and on the floor as the Lord moved. We did not leave church till about midnight. Many people shared how God delivered them from fear and bondages. Others told us how pains just left their bodies and sickness just lifted off their lives as the power of God swept down.
As I thought about tonight all I could think of was that song “healing rain is falling down, healing rain is falling down, I’m not afraid, I‘m not afraid, So open the flood gates of heaven and let it rain, let it rain!” We are living in a day when everyone is searching for help but the help they are looking for is in Christ. All creation groans waiting for the manifestations of the sons of God. God is bringing us into a place that His power is going to be released through us in a greater way to win this world for Christ. It is time for breakthrough, it is time for deliverance, it is time for salvation, it is time for healing, it is time for revival! God is ready to move! He is ready to get the Glory! He is going to turn some trials into testimonies! He is going to confound the wise and cause the doctors to shake their heads because of miraculous healing! Get ready because God is ready to move and His power is going to flow through us!
God bless you!Rev. Melvin L. Sanchez