Before I came to R.B.I. I did ministry with my family in Canada but I knew I needed the fire of God in my life every day to bring in the harvest. I tried to go to other Bible schools but they were just either too flaky or there was no fruit. But this school is my joy! I can’t thank you enough. I would pay for it a thousand times! I’m obviously crying right now…..I see the Fruit, the Word and the Fire and Passion of Christ.
In the first week God gave me a revelation of the cross. He told me that I had no idea what He had done on the cross and the price that He had already paid for my sins, other people’s sins, healings, and miracles. An overwhelming peace hit me and everything I tried to bring up, like hurts or fears, couldn’t stay. Instead I felt this total heavy weight of peace. At the same time I knew God wanted me on the phones so I left the service and went to the phone center. I was only on the phones a short time but every person that I prayed for said they felt the peace of God come on them. I was so amazed as I had said nothing to anyone about what had happened to me.
Back in the service that night Pastor Eric was preaching on facing our giants. Actually my giant had been the phones. I had been afraid and felt inadequate, like I didn’t have enough fire. God showed me that my problems were like a speck of dust. But he dealt with me in love and peace. The peace was so overwhelming.
In two weeks at Bible school I’ve gotten 34 people saved. Before coming to Bible school I have only gotten about that many saved over my whole lifetime. Glory to God! It wasn’t like a fire, really it was like God was having me focus on what He was focused on; His people. It was like a drive to get souls saved. I’m surprised at the boldness God is giving me. Coming to R.B.I. is the best thing that has ever happened to me….Stephanie L.
All I kept telling her was ‘’ Mom I don’t know how GOD is going to do what he’s going to do but I know he’s going to do it, and he knows Janezzia has to start school. He knows what I need. I don’t have to worry. I’m doing what he tells me to do and I’m being obedient.’’ Well on my birthday SEPT. 2, 2011 which was on a Friday after school I was sitting in the sanctuary with my eyes closed talking with GOD. A little bit of worry began to come in so I was just asking him if there was something else he wanted me to do that I had not done I was starting to not understand some things.
Then I heard pastor David say excuse me I opened my eyes looked at him said hello and he say’s’’ I would like to talk with you for a second, You know we heard that you had a need. I just started crying. I felt that warm liquid pour all over me again. Like wow! I got blessed with the exact money I needed and Got an apt. 10 minutes from work and from church. All within two days from my move date. GOD rearranged everything else. Now to me the amazing thing is not that GOD gave me the money I needed. But I know without a shadow of a doubt that GOD”S WORD is true! JESUS is alive! I have developed a closer relationship with JESUS. Learning how to have an intimate one with him. My faith has been activated. I know that GOD really loves me. But I don’t fully understand how much. But I know I’m going to comprehend very soon I can feel it. Love really does conquer all.
These past three weeks have really changed my life all around. I know that God is building me up like
building blocks which I believe started in Mobile, AL and thus continues here but as I thought about the process of rebuilding something new It has to start with removing the old and building on a new foundation. God is tearing down the old and starting from the beginning with a more solid, strong, unbreakable, unmovable, non-waivering foundation built on the word of God inside and out. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is the process I’m going throught right now. Once God is finished tearing down the old he will start building up the new.
During the first week and a half I for the very first time ever in my life received the spirit of Joy. It was during the time Pastor Todd Holmes ministered on the Holy Spirit and then he layed hands on everyone that day. I the woman that’s very laid back, shy don’t like to cause a sceen, prefer to be in the background and unseen; I started laughing uncontrollably and loud. I was so shocked but I didn’t care it was AWESOME.
The spirit of joy has changed my pass, present and future because I was a victim of child molestation by family members and when I would think (pass)about that little 7 year old girl, afraid, hurt, confused, not able to fight back, lonely, I felt worthless, I felt so ugly,sad, unable to express feelings of happiness, sadness or joy but since that day the spirit of joy came in I now can look at that little girl staring in the mirror and I know longer see her crying but I see her laughing (present). I see her becoming who God created her to be. That God loves me and he has a wonderful plan for my life(present and future).
My life is not about me but it is All About HIM for I put my life in the palm of the Masters Hands. Still a work in Progress.
In 2009 Pastors Eric and Jennifer ministered at a campmeeting where I answered the call of God. When I got prayed for, the presence of God came so strong on me like I had never experienced before. I wept and wept from my guts as I literally felt things lifting off me like birds flying away. That week I was also delivered from a spirit of fear that had tormented me almost my whole life. After those meetings I started watching the Anointing series and revival.com, and God began to set me free in my mind from strongholds and superstitions, and stir a greater hunger in me. I had been searching for the truth and the presence of God and I knew I finally found what I was looking for! The Lord had never been so real to me in my life.
A year later Pastor Rodney held meetings in my area and I felt the Lord telling me to come to Bible school to prepare for what’s coming. Even the very first week of school God touched my life in such an incredible way. Every class felt like I was on God’s operating table as He has been doing a work in my heart and changing me. Right from the very first soul winning day God began to give me boldness to witness, where before I would shrink back. He has also been expanding the love of God in my heart for people more and more. This whole year He has been breaking off layers of fear and condemnation. I’ve experienced the love of God tangibly like I never had before. God has set me free in my mind more and more through the truth of the Word that has been preached in the classes and services. The Lord has also been doing a wonderful work in my family and restoring my relationship with my parents.
There’s so much more I can’t even put adequately into words, I’m so overwhelmed with God’s goodness and so thankful He brought me to RBI……….Victoria D.
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