On the last night of the Minister’s Conference, brother Copeland gave his place to Richard Roberts. Brother Richard told us how his dad, Oral, spoke to him before he relocated to Heaven. Oral told Richard by the Spirit that he would do twice as many miracles as his dad. He told Richard that he would lay hands on few people. Instead he would flow in the word of knowledge and gifts of healings. Richard stayed by his father’s bedside until the day of his departure. When Oral died, Richard watched two large Angels come and carry Oral’s spirit off to Heaven. When he looked up, Oral’s mantle was falling from Heaven, Richard took it for his own.
When Richard was finishing his message, he began to flow in the gifts of the Spirit. I watched a lame man receive his healing and he laid his cane on the altar. I saw a woman healed of cancer and she left her walker on the stage. People came up and testified of how the Lord healed their eyes. I was in the back of the building and I could feel the waves of the anointing. The great outpouring has begun and it will increase wherever God’s people want it.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto Me, unto the uttermost parts of the world.
Many Christians thought the witness part of this verse meant preaching to converts. The Apostles witnessed the manifestation of the power of Jesus. They gave eye witness accounts of what they saw Jesus do. You and I did not see what they saw but we receive their testimony because we are honest people. We are to testify of what we have seen Jesus do in our lives and the lives of the people we administered His power to. Not everyone will accept our witness, but those with a heart towards God will. People in most churches have no concept of God’s supernatural power. They need to hear the good news. They need to know there is more to God than boring ole religion. I left my dead church over thirty-five years ago because I heard God was doing miracles somewhere.
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. Vs. 15 Let your light so shine before man, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
The world and the secular churches must see and hear God is visiting His people with power. If they are criticizing you, that means they are hearing about the move of the Spirit. I don’t get angry with these people, I was just as ignorant as they were at one time. The devil has done a good job of keeping people ignorant of God’s Spirit. But he is losing converts and God is drawing men to Himself. It just takes time to change a hard heart and God is more patient than we are. Now there are some folks not even God will be able to persuade, but He will not withdraw His spirit.
Habakkuk 2:14 The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.