Skip to comments.For They Heard Them Speaking in Tongues & Praising God Acts 10:46 [Missionary experience, bk]
Posted on 08/08/2010 4:45:32 PM PDT by Quix
The train from Colon, Panama, brought several passengers to the village of Frijoles one Sunday morning. Many had heard of the miracles of God in this church and came for physical healing. One was an elderly woman known as Mama Mecha.
That morning Mama Mecha received Jesus as her Savior. After the service, the congregation went to the inlet of Gatun Lake, which is a short distance from the church, to baptize the new converts. Her testimony of her conversion that morning stirred many hearts.
As Mama Mecha came up out of the water, she lifted her hands in praise to the Lord, and suddenly she began to speak in another tongue. Standing in the crowd was a man from Spain. He had been an archeologist in Egypt for several years and also served as a Roman Catholic priest in Spain and Panama.
Late that afternoon, while on the train returning to Panama City, he said to missionary Arthur Edwards, "After her baptism, that elderly woman spoke in an ancient* Egyptian language and quoted a psalm of praise from the Old Testament. There is no way she could even speak one word of that language which I learned in my work as an archeologist in Egypt. That had to be God."
Dr Leland Edwards
Former Missionary to Panama
Missions Director, 1965-1988
Lord, I think you for giving me a prayer language. Let me use my gift to glorify you. . .
*Quix underline emphasis.
This parallels the experiences a close friend of mine had on a tour of Pacific Northwest Native American tribes one year.
THANKFULLY, those with an authentic experience have no need to be the least bit bothered by folks who have only shallow, empty, unBiblical, human arguments.
END TIMES AND CONSULTANTS PING LISTS PING
I’m taking a break from wood chopping and fixing my stove - how you been?
I’ve had better weeks! LOL.
Probably going to drive to Cottonwood South of Sedona to see my blood dad next week. Should be good to get out of town before the new semester begins.
I forget what region you’re in.
Watch that wood chopping . . . one of those things best done withOUT any alcohol! LOL.
What else have you been up to this summer?
Are you all set for things to fall further apart?
How’s the family?
What insights do you have on life, God, the condition of the Nation and planet and the American way this Sunday?
FReepmail coming . . .
Maria, a Bible school student in Papua New Guinea, received word her mother had died. As she journeyed to her village, she talked to her Heavenly Father. "God, I don't understand, I know that she is with you now, but my mother was young and what about my little sister?"
The Lord said to her, "Maria, I am going to raise your mother from the dead."
Maria responded, "Yes, I know you are coming for Your own."
When she arrived home, the scene was typical: woman had covered their bodies with mud and some had cut off the tips of their fingers, letting blood drip on their bodies to show the spirits they were sorry.
Maria told the villagers that she wanted to pray for her mother.
"You are a bit late," they mocked her, but they showed her the hut where her mother lay.
Maria prayed, "God, please show my people they do not need to mourn." Suddenly she realized that she no longer heard wailing. She ran out of the hut to see her mother standing in the middle of the village.
"I have been somewhere so beautiful, with beautiful streets and houses!" she said. "Someone touched me and said, 'That is your house. You may enter, but if you do, you must stay.'"
"I have a three-year-old daughter," she replied, "I need to go and take care of her." And with that, she awoke, to the amazement and great joy of her family and village!
Mason and Virgene Hughes
Former Missionaries to Papua New Guinea
Thank you, Father, for your resurrection power! Help me to believe you for great things in all the circumstances of my life...
It doesn't say how long she had to travel to get back to her village. Given transportation in that region, probably hours.
oooops. That was from p 184
"Behold, I am Creating New Heavens and a New Earth,
So Wonderful that No One will Even Think about the Old Ones Anymore.
Be Glad; Rejoice Forever in what I will Create." (Isaiah 65:17,18)
In Sri Lanka tourism and trade are mainstays of their economy. But tourism has been negatively impacted by civil unrest and there continues to be a mass exodus of professionals and local business people to other nations.
The ethnic war that began in the mid-1980's continues to bring bloodshed as the opposition political party is still on the warpath, trying to topple the government. Public demonstrations and violence are common, and the security and political climate of the nation is very volatile.
Recently a militant Hindu group attacked the homes of Foursquare believers and drove them to shelter in a little village church. Many of our pastors have been threatened. But all of this is only half of the story.
Foursquare ministers in the north central province conducted a series of revival meetings in a small village. A Buddhist man who was totally deaf began to hear for the first time. The following day he brought his twelve-year-old son who could not speak. He was miraculously cured and spoke clearly. More than 30 people gave their hearts to the Lord.
In the first six months of the year 2001, the national church grew from 515 to 725 house churches. One leader said, "In the midst of the turmoil, war, bloodshed, economic distress, and political upheaval, the Church is alive and well."
Former Missionary to Sri Lanka
Thank you, Lord, that you are building your church in Sri Lanka and around the world and that the gates of hell will not overcome it. I pray now for churches and nations that are on my heart today . . .
I’m convinced we’ll see it.
I believe it will come in the midst of great suffering, however.
It seems that only then will a significant percentage of folks in America let go of the ‘good life’ enough to truly SEEK GOD WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
Maybe they won't be letting go of anything. Maybe the 'good life' is about to be stripped from us all.
I shudder to think of what it will take to see the revival we’re looking for.
Yesterday during conversation, I mentioned I was praying for the Rapture...to which I was told..."Oh no! Don't pray for THAT!! I want to LIVE!!"
I shook my head and thought of the ping regarding those who'd rather live in this world...Hell and all!!
Oh dear!! Hopefully she will consider what the Rapture really means!
I know!! Me too!! I thought that 9-11 did so but that sure didn’t last long!
I noticed that, too.
I was really hoping for more spiritual response from that, but I guess it goes to show the stupifying power of our lifestyle and possessions.
I think it would help more if every 9/11 they replayed the ENTIRE thing as it happened, instead of clips and commentary about it.
As God's people take Him at His Word, and boldly confess their faith and ask Him publicly for healings and miracles, God hears their prayers and grants their requests, as former missionaries Edgar and Darlene Coombs testify:
"In August of 1978 a miracle occurred in our Foursquare church in Penonome, Panama. One of the Sunday School boys died on the operating table at one of our local hospitals. His grandmother had taken him there for the removal of a cast from a broken hand.
When the doctor saw the hand would remain deformed, he ordered an operation. A second anesthetic was ordered when the first one failed. Suddenly, the attending doctor and nurses realized the child had died from the overdose. The medic went into the waiting room to inform the grandmother of her loss.
Trembling, she stood to her feet and felt she should pray, but she felt ashamed to pray in front of the people crowding the waiting room. Finally, she just fell to her knees and threw up her hands and cried to God to resotre the child's life. She also asked God to heal his deformed hand.
Just then, the medic returned to tell her that her boy was alive again! She rushed up to him and begged him not to operate on the hand. The doctor then came out and told her to take the boy home because the operation wouldn't be necessary! The boy had been completely healed!
Edgar and Darlene Coombs
Former Missionaries to Panama
Father, give us the courage to boldly proclaim our faith and to reach out to others and pray for them in every situation. Help us to swallow our pride and to put aside doubts and fear . . .
It sure sounds, looks and feels that way.
I shudder to think of what it will take to see the revival were looking for.
But what about “speaking” with all caps???
Seriously, while you always have fakery and extremism, and the devil also even doing some miracles (Ex. 7:11,22; 8:7,18) we would not have the Bible and Christianity without real miracles. How did people know Moses and the Lord and the apostles were sent from God? Simply because they said were, and could not be wrong? Or because they had a lot of fits and dreams? And or because an unknown angel appeared to them, and contradicted what has prior been established as form God? Or because they abundantly manifested supernaturally power, personal purity and complimentary conformity with prior established revelation? (Acts 4:33; 17:2; 2Cor. 6:1-10; 12:12; Rm. 15:18,19) For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. (1 Corinthians 4:20) Not that i am or think i am much of an example of that.
A pastor I know had prayed for someone to be raised from the dead once and she was. It really blew him away, because he said that he felt pretty silly praying for someone in a hospital who had been declared dead.
This guy I believe, because he was not one to be prone to sensationalism.
is about as close to “LIVING”
. . .
a fossilized flower is to a fresh honeysuckle . . . or less so.
Folks who have trouble letting go of this mortal pile of junk
may find that hauntings of such follow them all the way to their less than comfortable eternal abode.
I think once things start really collapsing as OThuga is working so hard to kick off most brutally . . .
the chaos won’t relent very much until Armageddon is done.
There may be pockets of pseudo-normality here and there . . . however . . . I suspect that even those will be much worse than average now.
I would add just one thing; the Apostle Paul's last days speak of apostacy, not revival.
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away" (2 Tim. 3:1,2,5).
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine! But after their own lust shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables." (2 Tim. 4:3,4).
the god of this world is working overtime to snare those who refuse to see the truth. Spiritual discernment is critical now.
Or because they abundantly manifested supernaturally power, personal purity and complimentary conformity with prior established revelation? (Acts 4:33; 17:2; 2Cor. 6:1-10; 12:12; Rm. 15:18,19) For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. (1 Corinthians 4:20) Not that i am or think i am much of an example of that.
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH RELIGION, DENOMINATIONS, CONGREGATIONS NOWADAYS
HAVE A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENY THE POWER THEREOF—JUST AS THAT VERSE DECLARES.
WoW!!! Brings tears to my eyes!!!
I understand that in a region of Mexico . . . a senior Pastor over a wide area . . . will
NOT EVEN CONSIDER A CANDIDATE FOR PASTORAL education and TRAINING
THEY HAVE 10 VERIFIED RESURRECTIONS under their belt, first.
One of my speculations, hunches is
that there will be great suffering
then a great revival
and that just maybe
God will harvest folks at the peak of that great revival.
I do believe He is looking to harvest as many as He can.
I love such true-to-live narrative examples of God’s Love and power.
That does make sense. One thing is certain, the Body of Christ is being completed. He will not take it until it is complete. And He knows when that is, and the last person in it. Praise GOD!
QUITE SO. QUITE SO.
I’m afraid your telling the truth. Thats exactly what it will take. Pray and witness.
Armenia at the time of my visit had been free from communism for nine years. The country was hard-pressed to keep the infrastructure going. So it was quite a surprise to see a church that owned a former shoe factory in a small city in the country. The building was full on a weeknight and it was a time of incredible worship, even though it was in a different lanugage. The local television news crew was there as well as a few ex-KGB agents who asked a few questions after the service.
When I was alone with the pastor, I asked him about the church and how it functioned in a post-communist society. It was an interesting story of God's great grace and favor on a people willing to give everything they had to Him. When I asked how a struggling people could purchase a building like this and renovate part of it into a church, he shared an incredible story.
The story was a great testimony of God's power at work, but what really struck me and challenged me to the very core of my American brand of Christianity was when the pastor shared about how he had stood before the people and how he had told them of God's love, and how the property could be theirs, and how he had then asked them to bring their wedding bands and rings and present them to the Lord. When they were collected and sold, the moneyw as used to purchase the property.
How long has it been since my offering to God has really cost me?
Former Missionary to West Africa
Father, help me to not hold back and to give everything to you. You are my all in all. Help me to live that way and to sacrifice whatever you ask me to give up for you...
Doing my more or less best at that.
Juanita, a sister from our church, called me one Sunday afternoon and asked me to come to her home and pray for her, as she was going to the hospital the next morning for surgery. The doctors had told her she had a large tumor in her stomach. We began to pray and all of a sudden she let out a little cry. I asked what was the matter and she said that it moved. She said it felt like she was pregnant and the baby had dropped into place.
The next morning, just before noon, one of her sons called and said, "Pastor, I think you had better come to the hospital and hear this for yourself!"
I went and was told by the doctor that he had never seen anything like this in all his life. They had opened her up and found a highly cancerous 22-pound tumor in her stomach cavity. It had thousands of roots going in every direction. "The amazing thing," said the doctor, "is that every root had been cut and all we did was reach in and take it out. Where the roots had been cut, every one of them looked like something cauterized them and they were all dead."
The doctors sewed her up, and sent her home where she lived another 17 years, never to face that sickness again! What amighty God we serve!
Former Missionary to Honduras
Lord, you are the Great Physician. You touch our bodies and we receiving the healing we need. I pray for those who need your healing touch and your peace today...
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND REPLY.
There’s more to share but I think I’m heading to the shower shortly.
That would certainly tend to weed out the luke warm etc. right quick!
PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS.
There are several cases of such in the book I’m quoting from.
Folks really do not understand what they are asking for when they throw rocks at what is genuinely Holy Spirit’s doing.
There’s lots of counterfeit.
THERE’S ALSO THE AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE. AND GOD IS VERY JEALOUS ABOUT THAT!
'Blessing, and Honor, and Glory, and Power, be unto Him that Sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb Forever and Ever.' (Rev.5:13)
‘Blessing, and Honor, and Glory, and Power, be unto Him that Sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb Forever and Ever.’ (Rev.5:13)
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
Thanks for the ping!
Well he had everyone lined up at this round altar. I was right up there. He went to each person an talked(verses of scripture) to them and then lay ed his hands on each.
He came to this 9 year old girl who had cancer totally bald and sweating up top. So when you looked at her you could see a shine from the light(ceiling lamp) above on her head. The poor thing to experience this at that age. Well he put his hands on her head as he was taking them off peach hair fuzz was growing. I eventually could not see the light reflection on her head. Glory be to Jesus! I have never seen something up front like this since.
Then our neighbor who was in the medical books for one of the largest diseased spleen( or other organ in the abdomen not sure right now) with low blood count was standing there when the priest came put his hands on her. She eventually sensed a healing. She went to the doc to confirm like the healer told her. He flipped his wig. He had successive xrays done. The blood count was perfect and the organ went down a bit. She was suppose to die that year. She out lived her husband by 9 years.
I went to both rite of Christian Burials. Praise Jesus!
Praise Jesus! Forever! Love is forever! An Awesome God!
Thanks for Post! Truly God given!