Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Healing Miracles in Uganda

Here is an incredibly powerful report by Brother Dale Garris who was ministering in Uganda, Africa for 7 weeks:

We have received a very powerful testimony from Brother Dale Garris of Dallas, Texas who attended Basic Training II with us in February 2009. When he came to us, he already had the gift of healing, but did not understand the contrasting and complementary authority to heal. Dale often goes to Africa on mission trips, and he just returned from Uganda. Do take a moment to read about the amazing things God did....
Pastor William Lau

Just got back from another trip to Uganda. 

Your influence at the Elijah Challenge was instrumental in the healings that took place here.  If you remember, when I first met you, I was struggling with figuring out how this gift of healing worked.  I learned a lot from you on the difference between the command for us to go forth and heal the sick and the gift [of healing] that was designed for the Body of Christ.  I still struggle with taking on the authority to command the healing, but I’m getting a whole lot better.

I was in Uganda for 7 weeks this time, starting in the north for 3 weeks and then down to the south and to the west.  Both of my hosts set me up for 3 days in each place, two and three services each day.  It was pretty intense.

During the 3-day sessions, we would have at least one healing line.  In each place, almost every time everyone who stood in the healing line would get healed.  We’re talking everything from aches and pains to the crippled, blind, deaf, barren, and broken.  I know because we asked each and everyone before and after I prayed for them.  Some of the examples are written about in the attached letter. [If you'd like to have Dale's full report with photos, just write us.]

What is even more exciting is that the Spirit of God was so "heavy and thick" during these services that some people would get healed just by being there in the service.  There were several examples of this.  One old guy came up to me jabbering at a mile-a-minute waving his hand in front of me opening and closing his fingers.  I didn’t know what this guy was going to do. It was just a little weird to say the least.  What he was trying to do was show me how he was healed!  He came paralyzed on his whole right side, and now he was jumping up and down waving his hand at me to show me what God had done!

Another old (I mean OLD) woman came up to me in between services and squeezed me with a bear hug, again talking up a blue streak, and pressing 1,000 shilling note into my hand.  Come to find out, she was horribly sick with a debilitating blood disease, and the Lord told her that if she would come to the service, she would be healed.  When she walked in under the canopy we had set up, she entered into the "cloud" of the Holy Spirit, and bang! God healed her.

Some people would get healed just standing in line and come to tell me that they didn’t need me to pray over them because God healed them just standing there.  Some people I had to pray twice over.  You taught me that.  A woman who was blind came up and after praying, she was “better”.  “Better” is not good enough – I got that from you.  We prayed again and God healed her.  What is funny is that I was so excited that I was worried that it hadn’t really happened and asked her if it she was really healed or just saying that.  Man, she looked at me like I was some stupid child.  'Of course she was healed!  Why do you think she came up to stand in line?  This was a healing line, wasn’t it?  What happens at a healing line? People get healed!  Why else would she stand there?’  Pure, simple faith!

It was like that every time. Probably a couple hundred people got healed, but what is more exciting than that is that several hundred got saved.  And what is even more exciting than that is that scores of churches were ignited and the fire of God has started to burn in them to spread the message of revival, of deliverance, and of the glory of God.  Revival is about to break out in a very big way, just as the prophet Joel has told us.  I am so glad to be a part of this.

Anyway, I thought you’d like to hear about this.  You most certainly have a part in all this because you instilled a confidence and a direction in me to channel the gift of healing that I have seen flow here in Africa.  I pray for more and more of an increase and to see it break out here in America.  I believe that America is not in that broken place yet to receive the incredible power of revival, but that hopefully the testimonies that are coming forth from your group will show them that it is real, God has not left us, and that His mercy is from everlasting.  We will have to find that place of repentance before God as a nation, just as it was in Nehemiah 1 and in Daniel 9, but that is always the way. No revival comes without repentance."
Praise the Lord,
Brother Dale Garris

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Healing Miracles in Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar
Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Brethren in Christ,

Last night the Lord graciously enabled me to complete the meetings here. It appears to have been a very fruitful event.

Qatar is a little peninsular country on the Persian Gulf in between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as you can see in the map of the Middle East below. Qatar is the finger of land inside the black circle.


The background

Of the approximately 1.5 million residents, only about 400,000 are local. The rest are a mixture of expatriate Indians (800,000 strong), Filipinos, Nepalese, Nigerians, and various other nationalities including Americans. The USA has an airbase here. As I mentioned in an earlier email, the government here makes it extremely difficult to share the gospel with the local Arabs. One cannot share Jesus Christ in the conventional way here as done in the west. You have to be on the ground here to understand the scope of the difficulty. One needs great wisdom from the Lord to be able to reach them effectively. Even in the meetings I was not free to share an effective approach for reaching them, because the government can send informers to spy on what is being taught in churches. 

Within a particular expat community here consisting of nearly 5,000 people, the Lord has raised up a vibrant church which we will not name. The members are mostly expat believers. There are thousands of these churches around the world; in the USA alone there are 551.

The host church

A Church here in Doha is led by a faithful brother who works as an engineer. I found the leaders to be filled with the Spirit and committed to the Lord and the gospel. The response to the Basic Training was unusually enthusiastic. From feedback I received it was eye-opening, ministry-transforming and even a "revelation" to them. The Lord was gracious to confirm the teaching by performing various miraculous healings during the meetings as the believers laid hands on one another.

In particular were testimonies of people healed last night during the climactic evangelistic healing service. Instead of preaching "God's love and blessings" in the usual manner, I preached repentance as did John the Baptist when he appeared two thousand years ago in the spirit and power of Elijah to prepare God's people for Coming of the Lord. In order to confirm the message of repentance needed to prepare God's people for the great and terrible Day of the Lord, we asked the Lord to perform miraculous healings on the infirm.

Two testimonies of healing

Now within the expatriate community consisting of mostly healthy workers, there are probably few cases of severe illness. But some did come forward for healing last night and were touched powerfully by the Lord. One man had been suffering from severe back pain for 18 long years. He had tried everything to no avail. But as the brothers laid hands on him and rebuked the infirmity, God's healing power came upon him. Through tears of joy and amazement he shared dramatically that after 18 years the pain was completely gone. 

Among the others whom the Lord touched was a woman in her forties. After sisters ministered to her, she stood silently with her eyes brimming with tears. When after the others had testified I asked her to tell the people what the Lord had done for her, she was so overcome by emotion that she stood speechless for several moments as the crowd waited. Finally she blurted out the barely decipherable words, "I cannot say." The Lord had healed her of something extremely personal. She nodded when I asked her if she had felt the Lord's healing power in her body.

Through all the testimonies of healing the Lord had said to His people, "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent." (Revelation 3:19)

An abominable practice

There is a special brother who is faithfully serving me with my transportation needs during my stay here. Last night in my hotel room this brother shared with me how impactful it was that the miraculous healings were used to confirm the message of repentance at the final service. In the past he has seen how miraculous healings have been used by unscrupulous ministers to dig into people's wallets and purses. If an infirm person gave an offering of $500, they would receive a certain level of ministry from the minister. But if they gave $1,000 they would get much more effective "treatment." The miraculous healings were not used to confirm the truth of the gospel, but to line the pockets of the minister. This gives us some understanding of Jesus' words:

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Prayer request

The pastor of this congregation is now determined to make this kind of ministry a vital part of the life of the congregation. Please pray that the Lord will grant him the strength and wisdom to carry out this intention for the purpose of reaching out to the big expatriate community here with the gospel of Jesus Christ. May the Lord grant him the wisdom to lead his people to reach out to the unreachable nationalities using what was taught.

Late tonight I will fly back to Malaysia where Lucille has been staying. May the Lord grant me a safe and pleasant overnight journey.

Thank you all for praying for the work here, dear ones. The seed has been planted.

Below is the view of Doha I see from my hotel window. The climate is very hot here, and buildings with light colors will reflect the sun's rays and stay cooler than they would otherwise. There is not much greenery or vegetation here with the desert climate.

Pastor William Lau


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Testimony Following Omega Man Radio Webcast

On 18 May 2011, Pastor William and Pastor Lucille Lau were in Houston and taught the Session II of the Basic Training on Omega Man Radio over the internet. Today he received a testimony of a miraculous healing the Lord performed through a disciple named Marc who had listened to the webcast. Please take a moment to read it below!


"On May 18th I listened to a broadcast you did with Omega Man Radio. I have been listening to your teachings and they have been very encouraging for myself and my family. It was 2 days after that broadcast my daughter became ill with flu-like symptoms almost like a bad cold. That morning she woke up itching her entire body severely to the point were it was bothering me to see. There were large bumps all over her legs, arms, back, and even her face. The doctor said the day before that it was a reaction her body was doing by fighting of the bad cold or flew she may have had. To continue, that morning she was digging and crying because the itching and swelling would not leave. 

So I had decided that I was going to use your teachings and have the Lord heal her with the authority you taught. I had just came off a 24 hour fast and new this was the time to step out in faith. By fasting and praying the day before I felt that the Lord had prepared me for this. So I went up to Sierra my daughter and said to her Jesus can heal you. I then laid my hands on her legs and began to command the skin disease or virus to leave in the name of Jesus with authority. After I had her stand and walk around and asked how do you feel. 

She said the itching was not bad anymore, but the bumps were still present. I then said we will pray again and command this to leave and command complete healing of your skin. So I had laid hands on her again and prayed. After the second time the itching completely stopped and she was feeling good enough to start playing again. That was when I left it alone and waited. After about 1.5 hours. I asked Sierra to show me her legs. To my amazement her legs were completely healed and no dig marks or red marks, nothing, the bumps were completely gone! Her head, arms and back still had bumps, so before I went to work, I laid hands on her again, this time on her arms, and then on her head. 

After I went to work and called home about 1.5 hours later and asked my wife how she was doing. To my surprise her whole entire body was healed not a mark or bump on her, PRAISE JESUS!!!! The work and teachings you are doing will show people the power of God and bring them to repentance. I believe that my daughter will never doubt the power in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That moment will give her the ability to call on our Savior by showing her my faith and seeing the healing God had done for her. Thank you brother for what you are teaching it is life changing. May the Lord bless your ministry."

God Bless!!!

Marc Havens

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Four churches planted in unreached Philippine areas after Basic Training in Nov 2010

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dear Partners in the Great Commission,

We'd like to share with you a wonderful report from Jim Hathaway, a Canadian disciple who attended Basic Training II with us in February 2008.

Late last year (2010) in November Jim went on his third mission trip to the Philippines, where he taught The Elijah Challenge Basic Training to pastors in a Bible School and held evangelistic outreaches. His host was Pastor Tito Cagang, Sr. of Christ Ministries Samaritan of Sarangani Province.

With regard to that mission trip Jim wrote, “I challenged each pastor to hold a crusade/outreach within three months of my leaving the Philippines and then to think about and plant a church in an area where there are no churches within the next two years. Most of the pastors had traveled many days for the training. Seems they are more aggressive than what I had planned! [Read the report below.] I am hoping to continue to train more as the word is spread about The Elijah Challenge Training.”

Here is the report which Pastor Tito just sent to Jim:

“Greetings in Jesus name!! This is good news for you because our ministry here has grown successfully. There have been four churches added to the CHRIST MINISTRIES SAMARITAN OF SARANGANI PROVINCE, INC. (The first one is in Brgy. Lamblete, the second one is in Brgy. Basag T'boli, the third one is in Brgy. Lago, and the last one is in Brgy. Poblacion Glan in Sarangani Province.) These are the results of the teaching you gave to the pastors last year here in the Bible School. This is very wonderful. And you will see it personally when you come here next year.”

Praise the Lord for using the Basic Training to produce this kind of fruit for the kingdom of God. We are so thankful to the Lord to be entrusted with this kind of teaching to give away to the body of Christ---we are simply unworthy servants who are doing what He told us to do.

Dear prayer partners, please pray that the Lord will open more doors for us to train His disciples and Church around the world. 

In nine days we will be leaving on a six-week mission trip which will take us to Qatar (in the Middle East), Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

Pastor William and Pastor Lucille

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Obedience and Not More Anointing

By Rev Albert Kang
Apparently, in the West, not many Christians have been exposed to the supra-natural forces of other religions. They regularly confuse the Kundalini spirit with the Holy Spirit. In their desire for more 'anointings', they open themselves to all kinds of non-biblical and extra-biblical teachings.

Many believers become gullible and readily receive all these so-called special 'spiritual impartations' and  'anointings'. 

The truth of the matter is that the Church is already anointed since Acts 2.

The Holy Spirit has been given and we live and move according to His leading and guidance. Yes, emotionally we may sense the presence of the Holy Spirit and that is a secondary experience. The Bible uses the term such as being "full of the Holy Spirit" to describe practical outworking of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. This term is also used to mean the empowering influence and direct guidance of the Holy Spirit upon men.

Acts 1:3 But carefully select from among you, brothers, seven men who are well-attested, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this necessary task.

Acts 7:55 - But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

Acts 11:24 - He (Barnabas) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

The Holy Spirit is consistently there within us to lead and guide us. We do not need to go into a trance in order to conjure or invoke the presence of the Holy Spirit. As a Pentecostal preacher, I pray in tongues but I am aware of everything around me when I do that. I do not need to "get into the mood". The prayer and gift of tongues is within our control to exercise or stop. I do not need to shake, faint, scream or laugh to pray to or praise my Lord. The Holy Spirit is there quietly working out God's plan through all of us.

Oswald Sanders in his book, Spiritual Leadership, describes the outworking of the Holy Spirit in the following:

Behind the actions of the apostles, the executive activity of the Spirit is seen everywhere. As supreme Administrator of the church and chief Strategist of the missionary enterprise, He is everywhere prominent. It is abundantly evident in the record that the Holy Spirit is jealous of His prerogatives and will not delegate His poser or authority to secular or carnal hands. Even men whose duties would be largely in the temporal affairs of the church must be men mastered and controlled by Him. Their selection must not be influenced by considerations of worldly wisdom, financial acumen, or social acceptability; they should be chosen primarily because of their genuine spirituality. When a church or other Christian organization departs from that pattern, it amounts to a virtual ousting of the Spirit from His place of leadership. As a consequence He is grieved and quenched, with resulting spiritual dearth and death.

Thus 'full of the Holy Spirit' does not mean 'special anointing'. There is not a single passage in the Bible that talks about 'special anointing' for healing and other miracles. There are of course no lack of charlatans and false teachers who quickly take advantage of such naive believers.

Today, I can only say that since the Church is already anointed with the Holy Spirit, the believers should not be ASKING FOR MORE ANOINTING BUT MORE OBEDIENCE!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Healed In The Name of Jesus!

Recently we received a testimony from a brother named Bob who had watched the Basic Training videos through our website. We'd like to share it with you.

"I’ve been listening to the training courses on your website, and have been seeing miracles happening. For instance my mom; last weekend during our Bible study we were discussing healing. The Lord had all of us in his way study this particular subject. For my own case, I was lead to you.

Well, long story short, to keep the email to the point, she wanted to go home because she was suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I told her to use our bathroom, and come back and let’s put this study to action. I had my wife lay hands on her stomach/intestine area, and I laid mine over hers and said "In the name of Jesus be healed." Then we continued afterwards giving commands about healing, using authority in the name of Jesus, and she said she felt a lot better. So we continued again, because we were encouraged, and commanded some more. When she went to leave, we told her if the pain comes back and moves from the stomach area, to move to deliverance (casting out demons in Jesus' name).

On her way home she said she was yawning and burping [Note: for some reasons such manifestations might occur when demons are driven out] after she commanded more healing and deliverance on her back, because pain crept in and moved to her lower back area. When she got home, she felt great and didn’t have another attack since. The key to all this is, she said she has been suffering from this for 20 years and so it was guaranteed to hit again in an hour. But nothing came back!

That was four days ago, praise the Lord!"

Monday, May 2, 2011

New York: Man With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time

Houston, Texas
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dear Friends & Prayer Partners,

We just received an amazing report from Johnny Ova, the head of the ministry Army for God on Long Island, New York. In 2009 Johnny took the Elijah Challenge Basic Training at least three times, both by watching the Training videos he downloaded from the internet as well as by attending a live Training event in New York taught by Joseph White. Below with photos Johnny excitedly shares what happened. Praise the Lord for His wonderful grace!

Pastor William & Lucille Lau

"Hey William, I have an amazing report for you! I was at a [certain] event... The glory of the Lord fell and opened up a door for our sister Rachel to play the keyboard and begin her worship. I was asked to lay hands on a man who was laying on the floor who had cerebral palsy. He was paralyzed from the waist down and had metal rods put in his legs from his hip to his foot. His one leg was 4 inches shorter than the other. 

The spirit and power of Elijah came over me as Rachel was singing "Healing Rain." The glory of the Lord fell upon us and as I was commanding his legs to form again his legs grew back in my hands! I then put my hand under where his knee would be and started to command the legs to regain original form and his leg started to bend over my hand!! 

Then we got him up and commanded him to walk and with the help of two people and by the power of the Holy Spirit, HE WALKED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!! I have attached some before and after pictures of the leg growing back as well as him walking and me commanding!! PRAISE TO OUR AWESOME KING WITHOUT WHOM I AM NOTHING!!!"
Pastor/Evangelist Johnny Ova
A man who had cerebral palsy was on the floor because he was paralyzed from the waist down.  

Legs grew to same length after the command
Taking authority over the legs in the name of Jesus

Commanding in the name of Jesus
The man walked for the first time ever


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