My experience during the student great awakening conference.
I have during this meeting falling under the power of God, and I have seen many people touch.
During one of the morning meeting, the anointing fall strongly, I did feel the rivers of water inside of me, like I never before have sense it. Lord did do something deep in my spirit during this morning. That touch did change me during that meeting.
I did get a full conviction and understanding of my vision, why I’m here at the RBI school, and what I will do in the future.
Now I feel the deep anointing, the anointing flowing inside of me. It’s a different anointing that I have experience before.
He did reveal my vision; I was so happy that I cried. During that meeting I did come closer to the Lord.
I did during the meetings learn more about the anointing, by sensing His presence.
My eyes did get more open to it, and I’m so amazed over what God have done in me in this short period of time.
I realize how important it is to stand, or be under the anointing. I can see how I’m changed in many areas in my life during my time at The River.
My strongest wish is to tell people that there is a Savior, which really exists. He does amazing things with people, setting them free from what ever you can imagine.
Rodney Howard Browne – My hope is now to maintain the faith level I have here at The River. I thank God out of my whole heart for the work He have done in me, and what He continuing doing in me….Rudi W.
My first month of internship was very difficult, yet I knew it was a growing process God was doing in me. My roommate ended up in the hospital for almost a month and visiting her a lot in the hospital was really hard for me. I had to face fears that I had of living far away from school and driving all the way out there by myself. Then I ended up temporarily moving closer to school in the middle of Summer Camp meeting. Afterward, my internship was put on hold for a couple of weeks so I could focus on looking for accommodations and work. The Pastors over me and my Supervisor were teaching me so much practicality that I hadn’t learned before. I did end up getting a job. Then on the Wednesday night of RBI Revival I literally had moved out of the place I was at and had nowhere to go. It felt like internship was over – but I made a fresh commitment of my life to the Lord that night. God ended up providing an unexpected place for me to rent at. Even after that God has developed in me the fruit of the Spirit dealing with new roommates and such. I would say many of the areas God has grown me in my first quarter is financial, practical, learning how to deal with difficult situations, and I feel like I have a greater boldness, and confidence in who God has made me to be in Christ. That’s not even the half of what He has done or what I have learned…I could write on and on. God is so good!!
In March of this year, I was living in a town called Ruskin with no transportation. There was nothing in the natural that I could have done. I had to rely on the Lord to open the door of an affordable place with transportation. I had a difficult time trying to leave the place due to weather conditions; rain and flood. In the natural, it looked as if it wasn’t going to happen, but I just believed on the Lord that he was going to deliver me from all my troubles (Psalm 46). Regardless, if I didn’t understand what was going on, I knew that the Lord wasn’t going to leave me nor forsake me. The Lord had spoken to someone’s heart and they called me about an affordable home close to bus transportation. Proverbs 3:5-6 A month and a half ago, I had sowed a seed and I believed the Lord for a bus pass so I can continue coming to school. That same week someone came to me and said I have a month bus pass and the Lord said to give it to you. I was happy and thankful knowing that the Lord is taking care of me. The Lord has never failed me and he is never going to because I belong to him and I’m his child. The Lord has provided food and rides to go to grocery shopping and other places. I just sense the peace of God and I will continue believing by faith that the Lord is on my side.
When thinking what to write about, I chose to write about how the Lord has blessed me and my family financially. First, let me say there have been times when I had no clue how I was going to get to school. I told myself if God has called me here, He will provide what is needed to keep me here. So, what did I do? I remained in faith standing on His word. I didn’t see any instant results. I think too many people are looking for instant results, but the Bible never said it will always be instant. There are times when I wanted to throw in the towel, but I kept in mind that throwing in the towel was not just me quitting on myself but, on the millions God has called me to. It wasn’t until we were well into the fourth month of internship that I saw my breakthrough take place. My family got an inheritance of $480,000. It was not when I wanted it but, when I needed it most. That is how God works He gives it to you on time, the right time. I am thankful for what He has done for my family and know that it is just the start of what He is going to do in my life
This past month I have had the privilege to be on three Great Awakening Tours in three different cities. Being an intern here at Revival Ministries International in the outreach department and being a part of the Great Awakenings has really changed my life. I not only get to help train other churches, pastors, leaders, and congregation members how to soul win and do outreaches but I also get to see firsthand people’s lives being changed by the glory of God. When I was recently in Fort Meyers on the Great Awakening I was able to be right up in the action of planning and putting together the outreach. One of the greatest things that I have learned since being in the outreach department is that no matter where you go, there are people who are hungry for God. There are people ready to receive salvation and just like the Bible says, the harvest is ripe! There is a lost and dying world crying out for God! I have personally seen people not only get saved, but baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, delivered of demons, healed of infirmities and even receive Bible school scholarships right out on the streets!
Proverbs 3:5 (AMP)Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.
I have learned to stand on the Word, and keep “FAITH”. The enemy will try to steal your faith and joy. “But greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”! (1 John4:4)
God’s Word teaches us that only the Spirit of God knows God’s thoughts accurately and for that reason we need Him to intercede for us and lead us in our intercession and prayers.
Romans 8:26, Romans 8:28, which says: “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
Don’t look what it looks like in the natural…Look to GOD, and His Word… trial and test will come, but the Word of God pulled me through!!!!
The word has been very effective in my life as a result of my heart being receptive to God. My experience is from my heart and has taken place from September 2, 2011 to date. When the heart is right and receptive, peace reigns in our hearts. The points below reflect the fruits the word has produced in my life.
Through obeying the word in the scriptures to humble myself, I have learned to be very submissive and undertake all duties assigned to me with a grateful heart. I have found myself in situations where I have been placed in places I could have said no, this is too degrading for me, but through the Word, I have learned to be humble and now I am able to do any kind of work anywhere, without feeling inferior because I know that I am doing everything to the glory of God.
Through the trials that I have experienced, being in a foreign land and completely away from family with nothing at all, no job and no money to see me through every day, the Word has really planted the kind of patience I have never experienced before in my life. I am living one day at a time; waking up and hoping for a miracle each day. I have learned to fully apply the Word, the scriptures, pray and wait patiently everyday for God’s revelation in my life.
I have become slow to react and very forgiving. I am more patient and very tolerant.
*FULFILMENT, TOTAL DEPENDANCE AND FAITH IN GOD
The Word has taken root in my heart and has filled up all the desires that I have not achieved yet. I am fulfilled even when I don’t have anything. The Word has planted confidence and I now fully believe the scripture ‘ Man Shall not live by bread alone’. I now believe that if a heart is receptive, all things are truly possible. I believe that a person cannot die if they do not have a car, money and a few sustainable things. When you turn to the Word, all worries are taken away. The Word takes over and everything, every need is taken care of. God provides. I have experienced fulfillment and to be content and happy when I have been surviving on 50 dollars the past five months. I don’t know how, but God, has given me shelter, and I have food all the time.
Never in my life had I thought that God would bring me all the way just to teach me what I have been through, but I am alive and I fully thank God and still apply the word every day. When there is faith, when the heart is right and receptive, God truly moves.
Pastor Rodney’s evening series of the Word being sown into the hearts of men has greatly provoked and challenged me to deal with major heart issues that I have not wanted to deal with in a long time and has shown and taught me and enlightened me as to why I have not had any victory in certain areas of my life. The scripture verses in Matthew 13:20-22 cut right to the heart of the matter and his message on it really hit home for me.
The examples he gave on these two types of hearts and ground, the stony ground and the seed among the thorns was speaking to me loud and clear. Here was my problem and now I need a solution to the problem. I now had to allow the truth to set me free which was for me was humbling myself and crucifying my flesh and admitting my heart is not right before God and to repent and get it right. I went up to the altar, felt strongly convicted and made things right with God. A great release and peace came over me. I had been able to finally let go in certain areas and give these problems over to God.
As a result I believe I am now finally able to start to cultivate and bear good fruit and have it not choked or have no root in me this time around. I believe I will bear good fruit as I am hearing the Word of God on a daily basis again and it will take root. It already has and it will make me take action and change and make some major adjustments in my life and heart.
I wanted to write a short blog on how amazing and awesome God is when you really open your eyes to all God is, and subsequently open your heart to his word and how it can take root in your life. One may typically read or hear the parables Jesus shared and think “wow, pretty good stories and outcomes, pretty amazing.” However when your heart is open and receptive like fertile ground Gods word is sown into your heart and really takes root. You can see your life change through your perspective and interaction with situations that arise. With me I didn’t see an overnight change in my perspective or actions, but awareness of right and wrong in areas that I may have previously seen as gray tugged at my heart. I recognized that perhaps I have been wrong in the past and that I need to be more open to adjustments in areas I didn’t previously realize. I have become acutely aware that I had been more like the seed thrown on the rock where I was filled with joy learning how God loves me and what he did for me.
I thought I learned from the word as I realized it to be the truth but then trials or tribulations would come. I would find myself losing the faith or hope that had seemed so clear and evident to me before the trial. Before I knew it I was a changed man and the fruit was obvious and not only to me but to those around me. That is another joyful benefit, blessing others with wonderful fruit. Fruit in the form of wisdom shared or uncommon kindness and love shining bright like the lamp we are called to be. Amazing results and benefits come from having a heart that is right and receptive to God. Receiving a message on the parable of the sower changes one’s life forever.
Here at Ministers and Leaders Conference, the meetings have been, to put in proper wording; epic! What has been revealed in these meetings has affected my life greatly! A lot of what has been talked about when it comes to our place in America as ministers of the Gospel and as Americans is both shocking and inspiring. It’s time to fight for America and for what many fought and died for here in this country as patriots of America. The speakers have revealed things; a lot about what’s happening in America. I have already known about it and how to fight it. Like Pastor always says: “the only way to save America is a Great Awakening”. This has a huge effect on me as a believer with the heart of a fighter and a patriot, to know that the fate of my country and those around me rely on whether or not I preach the gospel. I am believing that this is the same effect that these meetings will have on anyone who gets to be a part of them. Still, I have to treat it like it’s all on me: if I don’t tell people about the gospel, who will? I can’t just leave it up to someone else. I may be the only person they ever come in contact with that may share the gospel with them. As an American, I cannot sit by and let my country go down. I will not let the enemy have this country without a fight, and as a true believer in Jesus Christ I will not sit idly by and watch so many souls burn away when God has given me the key to free them. I hope everyone under the sun is catching what Pastor is throwing in these meetings.