I am totally different. I cannot fully describe in detail the changes that have taken place, but in one simple phrase, “I feel brand new.”
The best way that I can describe what has happened over the last three weeks is that I have been marinating in the Word and the anointing. Like a good marinade, the combination is breaking me down to the person God had in mind. So many things have bubbled up to the surface. My flesh has been crucified and then burnt with the fire. The fire of God is going deeper, down to the inner core, touching the “small” things that must change.
Since I have been here, I now understand that a pure heart is the starting point. When I first arrived, the fire made my heart tender again. God is renewing my mind to not care about the temporal things, but to focus on eternity. I can feel the weights and sin falling off. Now, I not only know that I am free based on the Word, but I feel free. Freedom lives on the inside.
The first time I noticed the difference was in praise and worship. I could jump, wave my hands, and shout without holding back. I felt lighter. I know it’s not all about feelings, but I am different. I have been made free. I have a new song! I am freer to do what God has called me to do. My thoughts are changing; the song in my heart is sweeter; life is sweeter. My old life is gone! It’s like I’ve started over and this is how I have always lived. I am in the right place at the right time, in the perfect will of God, and there is no other place I would rather be…Danielle W.
talking about the images in our minds, of our eyes, and we’re going to focus on this deep concept called “mother love”.
I was truly shocked when I was given the scholarship to RBI, when we were told that we would be tested I was not ready for the level that I was to be test, I was test financially from day one.
However I have learned to trust the LORD more.
My experience at RBI has thus far been a positive one, I had only led one person to the Lord prior to coming to RBI, however sense being here I have had the pleasure of leading at least one each week to the LORD.
The Lord did tell me that the money I am needing for fuel will be there as I need it.
And he also said he will not let me fail.
Even thou I am just truly beginning in the ministry even thou I was called in 1993, it has been far easier than I had anticipated to lead someone to the LORD.
I have been lifted up far more than I had anticipated before coming to RBI.
This is a good thing because I had not had any ministers really talk loving and plain to me as I have in the short time I have been here.
Although I have not received a touch like some one else may have from the holy spirit, and I am not comparing myself with anyone else, I do know that the power will be there when he and the power is needed.
If the LORD has touched me in any other way it will take time to know in what way I have been touched.
I will simply have to take it one day at a time to find out what more he has for me.
I know what he has promised just not the timing.
Rodney Howard Browne: I’m going “Oh no!” and I’m about in tears, so I’m walking and I happen to sit down by my mom on the front row and my mom leaned over to me and she said something that only a mother could say.
I came back to Tampa 3 weeks ago expecting God to do great things this year. I have decided to make this the year of breakthrough and surrendering everything I have to God. He has done an amazing work in me since I’ve been here and He has taken me to a new level. I have grabbed a hold of the principle of sowing and reaping and it has become a major part of my everyday life. The great commission is not and event but an everyday life style to me.
God is a God of love and mercy and He reveals His goodness to me daily in different ways. God is there to comfort you in times of need and He promised to give you the desires of your heart. He will provide in all of our needs and He will take us from glory to glory. He wants to see us prosper and wants to open the flood gates of heaven for us. God has provided me with everything I needed and He is still providing. We just have to ask Him and remind Him. Have the faith to believe that you have already received it and then wait for the manifestation….Zante P.
She whispered to my ears these words, “Your voice sounded real good”. I said, “Mom, thanks a lot. I’ve blown the Lord’s Prayer.-
My wife and came here from Finland to spend a second year at RBI. During the first year we didn’t have much. We shared an apartment with two other students and we usually walked to school. That was four years ago. This time God has blessed us more than enough!!!
Before we came from Finland, we agreed to switch cars with two Finnish River members, who went to Finland to minister for 9 months. Then a friend of ours received us to her home until we can find a permanent solution. After one week I got a part-time position at the IT department of RMI, which made it possible for us to live in our own apartment this time! We are so grateful for that! Then when we talked with some friends of ours, they told us that they are starting a traveling ministry and that they are selling all their furniture! So now we’ve got all the furniture we need also! God is so good 🙂
We are so thankful to God that we can be part of a church that is full of the fire of God and whose focus is souls! There are not many that kind of churches in Finland at the moment. Here we can both receive from God and serve Him, and be part of the Great Awakening! This is really an oasis for us!! We feel that God called us here to get refreshed, get full of the word and the fire of God and then be launched to our destiny…..Heimo T.
I was thinking during my prayer, “Hey, this is pretty easy. No problem here”. –