“Shalom!” Reverend Philip Mantofa, speaker for the recent Healing Night rally in Johor, greeted the attendees. “After I have reached Malaysia, I did not go around to other places for these few days. I just stayed in the hotel room and prayed to God. I prayed for all of us here tonight.”
He continued sharing that in his prayer, he saw a special vision. “In this vision, I saw Jesus is amidst us here in this place.” Reverend Philip encouraged everyone to continue to have faith in our God, Jesus!
“No matter what you have been walking through in your life, whether it’s up or down; no matter what season you have been though, whether it’s thick or thin; there is one thing you need to remember, have faith in God and continue to submit everything into God’s hand,” he said.
People change, promises change, but our God is a God who will never change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow – He is the everlasting God! Hence, Reverend Philip shared that we need to trust Him wholeheartedly because in Jesus, there is forgiveness for our sins and salvation for us and for our family. Yet, it is through Him, we can be changed and renewed.
Referring to John 7:37-38, he continued sharing that for those who is hungry and thirsty for God, there will be rivers of living water flowing from within him.
“If you thirst for God, you can come near to God. He will fill you with the Holy Spirit. He wants to give you joy and give you the gift of speaking in tongues. And be bold. When you are filled by the Holy Spirit, you will be able to be more than a conqueror and become His testimony. ”
“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:37-38)
As written in the Bible, for those who believe in Him, there will be rivers of living water flowing from within him. Speaking to the sick and needy amongst the 3900 attendees that night, Reverend Philip shared, “For what Christ has done for us on the cross 2,000 years ago, He already has victory over death. And the Holy Spirit will also give us the victories over our illnesses and death. Healing will come upon us as well.”
Although it was raining heavily since afternoon, the thirst and hunger of people in encountering God could not be held back. The number of people who came to the healing rally was beyond expectation. Overflow halls had to be opened to cater for the huge number of attendees who flooded the place.
It was amazing to witness how God worked in those who are thirsty for Him. And just like what the Bible said for the “rivers of living water”, God still poured out His Spirit for those assembling in the overflow hall. Not only were they immersed in God’s saturated Presence, healing miracles were seen amongst those in the overflow hall as well.
Over 200 souls were saved.
Praise the Lord!
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Written by Joycelyn Loh