During Easter the team met a young man at the bus station who eagerly received the Gospel claiming he had never before heard about Jesus from the Bible. This man grew up in Christchurch and had been addicted to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes for more than a decade. After he lost friends in the tragic Christchurch earthquake he says he woke up one morning and a voice told him to go to Auckland, so that same day he said goodbye to his family and got on a plane. He came to a friend’s place in South Auckland where he lived on the couch for two weeks and had no idea what was coming next. The day he met the AHKM team he says he was on a train to the city when the same voice told him to get off at Manurewa. When he heard the Gospel in Manurewa he immediately knew that Jesus was the answer he’d been looking for and repented from his sin. In the week following he was baptised in the Holy Ghost at an AHKM meeting and spoke in tongues. He testifies that from that moment he was supernaturally delivered from all addiction to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes and all of a sudden had zero desire for the things that had once ruled his life. He has since been water baptised, is now living with AHKM ministers and other new disciples, is on fire for Jesus and loves sharing the Gospel with others. JESUS IS LORD!
Two disciple’s elderly grandfather became very ill and unable to eat, bleeding from the mouth, nose and ears and was diagnosed with a tumour in the stomach. The church prayed the prayer of agreement at prayer meeting that the tumour would ‘shrivel up and die.’ That weekend a group of disciples drove to see him in hospital, laid hands on him and prayed the tumour would ‘shrivel up and die.’ The grandfather is a believer and was very encouraged by his granddaughters’ new passion for Jesus and faith to see him healed. Over the next week he felt much better and subsequent tests confirmed that he was completely and SUPERNATURALLY healed of all traces of the tumour! In the doctor’s exact words ‘the tumour has shrivelled up and died!’ COME ON! Again we have witnessed Jesus do the impossible and heal tumours, but the good news does not stop there. The treating doctor himself was riddled with cancer with no hope of recovery, and he was so amazed at the healing he just witnessed that he asked for prayer too. He testified that he felt the power of God move through his body while he received prayer. He then sent the grandfather to a nurse in the hospital who had a son at home with cancer and asked him to pray for her too. The nurse testified that soon after she received prayer her son called to tell her that out of nowhere he felt heat moving through his body where the cancer was. Jesus touched his body even though he was at a completely different location. We are now waiting to hear miraculous reports from these two. Jesus defeated cancer on the cross and by his suffering we are healed. What a God we serve.
Another disciple has been healed of a painful clicking hip that was aggravated after having a baby. Another was given a clean bill of health after being rushed to hospital with chest pains. A lady who has been visiting AHKM Sunday services was healed of a painful sprained finger on her first visit, and another man who visited was healed on an alter call from a painful frozen shoulder. A lady who received prayer in Auckland city from disciples testified her pain in her shoulder completely left, another who had a limp could walk properly. Others on the streets received the gift of the Holy Ghost and shook under His power. Another lady was in great financial difficulty and needed a housing miracle and received prayer from disciples. She testified that the next day she was approved for the home she had been trying to get for months, and said it confirmed to her that God was real and He loved her.
Another lady who visited church for the first time received prayer for healing and the prophetic word over her life, and afterwards testified that she has believed in Jesus for seventeen years but had never before experienced His presence so powerfully. Others who have been ministering in South Auckland for years visited church after meeting an AHKM evangelist and claim they have been revived by the Holy Ghost, they reported that the prophetic words received during the service were unbelievably “spot on”. Two ladies from a church in Hamilton visited, one was baptised in the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues for the first time and both of them went back with a heart to start evangelism in their city. In the last two months many have made first time commitments and recommitments to Jesus during AHKM services and on the streets, many have been filled with the Holy Ghost and spoken in tongues and a couple have been water baptised as a public sign of their faith in the Manurewa swimming pool (see our new ‘Video’ tab)!
AHKM also held its first official Gospel rally in Clendon Park in April (Video soon to be uploaded). The sausage sizzle and Kapa Haka drew a great crowd and the rain held off long enough for the Gospel to be preached for two hours. Some of the new disciples gave their testimonies for the first time on a microphone and the Holy Ghost used them mightily to minister His Word. Since then all the disciples have been growing in the gifts of the Spirit learning to pray and prophecy, interpret tongues, have faith for miracles, heal the sick, cast out devils, baptise others in the Holy Ghost, daily preach the gospel without compromise and lead others to Jesus. The greatest joy though is to watch these people who not so long ago were without God and without hope in this world - fall in love with Jesus and be changed from the inside out. People who were once given to violence are now living lives of love, those who were selfish are eager to serve, the depressed are filled with joy and those once addicted to this world are living clean and free.
Thank you for taking the time to read and for joining with us in your prayers for the Gospel in New Zealand. May HIS Kingdom come and HIS will be done on the Earth as it is in Heaven, and may you be blessed in your service to the Lord wherever you are.
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