Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Going Out With A Bang! - PART I

A couple of week ago was our last Friday night football game outreach at local high schools and we went out with a bang! Kids got healed, prophecy was flowing and nearly 60 people gave their lives to the Lord, on their knees, in front of all of their friends. The spiritual hunger of this generation is intense.

Once again, I asked the young ladies that were at the center of it to give their account. We’ll probably do this in two parts.



Okay, here's my part...

One pretty cool thing about this night was that, for me, the past 4 or 5 weeks I had gone out, nothing really happened. Maybe a healing or two, which is awesome, of course. But then I get back and another team has like 20 something healings and a bunch born again, etc. So I really wanted a good night, especially since this may be the last game this year for us.

Long story short, I talked to the Lord about it and He basically said that I would have to do it, I would have to step out and be bold and He would back me up. So we had a deal. I'd jump in a group and be bold and He'd back me up with prophetic stuff, etc. Erin had this same word too, so we just jumped right in as soon as we got there.

Erin first approaches this group of probably middle school, maybe younger, kids. She just yells "Hey guys!! I have something to tell you!!" This gets their attention, but only a few came over and listened... about 3 or 4 girls. So we start telling them what we're doing and prophesying to them. Sure enough, as soon as we asked them if we could tell them what God was showing us (at which point I had nothing), He instantly showed me something.

From here on, for me, it's all a blur. We were prophesying left and right, and about 3 or 4 times, I look over and all the kids we had prophesied to were getting on their knees, and the kids we were prophesying to wanted to do it too! So we all got down and they all confessed Jesus as their King (loudly!) and invited the Holy Spirit to come.

This goes on for a while and I thought we should start praying for the kids for God to touch them. So I start with one, Erin and Stephanie jumped in and started praying for a bunch of others, because nearly ALL of them wanted it... Especially after 2 or 3 of them were going "I feel it! I feel it!!"

As we were praying for them to be filled with the Spirit and fire of God, they were falling back. So much so that we had to pull them back towards us as we held their hands. Some said they felt intense heat on their heads, some said they felt electricity going up and down their spines, some felt tingling, etc.

Another cool thing was, a few times as I was standing there prophesying and praying for people, I had this "automatic mouth" thing going and I was thinking at the same time as I was prophesying, "I don't even know what I'm saying... This must really be God". Haha.

That's basically it. Nothing specific. It was just so much and it came so quickly. We also got kicked out. A cop and some authority from the school told us not to touch them and that the religion thing is the same as in school, etc. So we kept talking to them (because they said we could do that), and we prayed for them without touching them. They lifted their hands the same way and they still felt it and were falling back. But again, they came back and told us that we couldn't even talk to them about this stuff and that we should probably just leave because this wasn't the place for that (wrong!).

Okay, I know that was a lot... Sorry. I'm so excited. :)

- Katie


To be concluded…

Saturday, November 04, 2006

AMAZING Testimony!

I just got an amazing testimony from last night’s football outreach in my email. Normally we send out a couple of different teams to two or three different local high school football games. At the game I went to, other than preaching the Gospel to a group of kids, there really wasn’t anything remarkable that happened. That wasn’t the story with the other group that went out at all. In fact, they had an absolute blowout!

Here’s the testimony straight from Sarah (who by the way is 16 years old).



Okay, so I was at the
Roswell game with David and Jason… For the first hour maybe, it pretty much sucked…nothing was happening. So David asked if I would feel comfortable going into a crowd by myself and I said, “Sure, why not?”

I jumped into a crowd of maybe 15-20 kids. I told them that Jesus is King and that He had told me some stuff about them (which He hadn’t yet), and I asked them if they wanted to hear it. They said, “Sure”. All of a sudden, I was giving prophetic word after prophetic word, and the kids kept bringing all their friends to me… It was insane!

So then, I was like well all of these kid are going to walk away and not get born again, and that’s not cool. So I told this boy who really wanted to get born again to go around the crowd and ask everyone if they wanted to do it too… He got maybe 12-13 kids, and they all got on their knees and gave their lives to the Lord!

That happened over and over again. The second group of kids that got born again was like five or six and the third group was like eleven or twelve! After that every kid who came up to me to get prophesied over ended up getting born again!

Then this kid who had gotten born again a little earlier, got on his knees again when I was getting a different group of kids born again…I was like ok, what is this all about…Then as I was telling all these kid’s to repeat what I say, he starts telling them what to say!

He led a group of kids to the Lord!!!!!!! Then he saw me calling the fire of God down on all these kids, and he in awe…so I called the fire of God down on him, and he almost fell back! After that, I told Him he could do what I was doing, and told him to just lay his hand on someone and say ”Fire of God”, over and over again… He laid his hands on like the very next kid who came up, and the kid he was praying for really felt the fire of God…The guy who was praying started jumping up and down he was so excited…He then laid hands on like everyone else who came up to us!!!!!!!!



All in all about 40 kids gave their lives to the Lord by literally bowing their knees in front of all of their friends and family, making a public declaration that Jesus is now their King! Then, our team (and a new believer) laid hands on them imparting the Holy Spirit and His fire.

What’s cool is that they started with a dud and ended with a bang. They pressed through and saw a breakthrough. Maybe if our team would have pressed through, we would have seen something similar?

I also love that Sarah really didn’t have anything prophetically, but in faith stated that she did. Just knowing that it is the Lord’s heart to speak over the lost was enough to start the prophetic flow! Lots of folks ask us all the time how we get the prophetic stuff and that’s a good example. Many times we have nothing whatsoever; we just step out in faith!

More often than not, God covers our backs!