Vietnamese believers explode in power
Linda Vista Baptist Church and Resurrection Church came together to host The Elijah Challenge Basic Training for the Christian community in April 2009.
Following the Basic Training two Evangelistic Healing Services were held. After the gospel was preached clearly, the Lord used the trained believers to heal many people with infirmities as confirmation of the truth of the gospel. Among some of the many testimonies: growths disappeared; cataracts vanished; severely impaired hearing was restored; a child with difficulty speaking chattered nonstop over the microphone after I interviewed her mother; a teenage boy who had suffered from persistent debilitating pain from hurting his ankle a year ago was jumping up and down with no more pain and seen skateboarding after the meeting. There were excited testimonies of demons being expelled.
One Vietnamese couple had come to the event from Pomona two hours away quite obviously oppressed by demons and enshrouded in spiritual darkness. By the last day their countenance had changed completely. The wife was smiling brightly, and her husband was not only set free from the demons but was also ministering healing with power to others.
All these miracles proved that Jesus had authority to forgive sin:
Mark 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralytic, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
They also proved that He is the only way to the Father:
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
…11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.
After the preaching and the demonstrations of power, the people repented of sin and committed themselves to obeying our Lord Jesus as His disciples.
The saints are excited and encouraged and plan to take the gospel and the demonstration of power outside the “box” of the church to the shopping mall where the lost congregate.
Testimonies following the Event
“A couple, Mr. & Mrs. Hanh Bui, had suffered from demons and had come from Pomona to join your training. After finishing your program he called me on Monday to testify about a “sound like big fire in his heart.” He said, “Brother! I am very happy at the time [we spent] in San Diego. Before I came, I had planned to ask Rev. William or someone else to minister healing for us, but I changed my mind since I was able to minister healing to many others. From now on I will quickly pass on to all people in my church what I learned from Rev. William. I really need to see all of us successful for our heavenly Father.”
Tomorrow on Saturday there is a Fair in Linda Vista. We will be there with a table and a banner with the words ‘Free Healing Prayer’ to apply quickly what we learned from you!”
-From Michael Le
Report from The Good News, Summer 2009
A publication of the Chinese Community Church in San Diego
“To the background words and music of How Great is Our God, several dozen people received healing and relief from infirmities during the April 17-19 Elijah Challenge Basic Training and Evangelistic services. The services were headed by Pastor William and his wife Lucille. [Several Chinese Community Church members were in attendance.] The services were held at the Resurrection Episcopal and Linda Visa Vietnamese Baptist churches with several hundred in attendance.
The ultimate goal of healing services is to point non-believers to the true God. “Heal the sick who are there, and tell them ‘the kingdom of God is near you.'” Luke 10:9 In this way, many come to believe for themselves and through the testimonies of those who are healed.
Attendees were taught how Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons from Luke 4:31-41. We discovered that Jesus did not pray for the sick, but rather He healed the sick using the authority which the Father had given Him. Jesus did not pray to the Father [to minister to the sick], but instead issued authoritative commands to the infirm, to infirmities and to demons. As believers, we are given a measure of authority to cast out demons.
After the teaching, Pastor William demonstrated the approach that Jesus utilized to heal the sick. he asked for people with infirmities to come forward. Trained believers were asked to come to lay hands on these people and to minister healing to them after the model of Jesus. When everyone was in place, Pastor William led the believers in issuing authoritative commands to the infirmities to leave and for the people to be healed in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterwards Pastor William asked who had been healed. Several testified that they were completely healed or had improvement and they demonstrated it with a few robust swings of their arms into the air whereas before, they could not raise their arms. Caution was made that healing may require time and repetition.
Pastor William is based in Houston, Texas. He travels extensively in Asia and has aided countless individuals and churches.”