** LISTEN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: Depending upon the genuineness of the request while listening to The Holy Spirit I asked: “Jennifer would you like to join us while we pray for your son?” She was so ready and just sat down on the seat next to Amy, we joined hands and I prayed a very brief blessing on her son. Jennifer was moved to tears. Guillermo was filling our water glasses and we began to engage him in conversation. Praise the Lord Amy speaks Spanish quite well and this helped a lot as we also asked Guillermo the “One Thing I Can Pray” question.
** A SALES NOTE ON THE “ONE THING” QUESTION
When you ask the question: “Could I pray for you?” It requires a Yes or No answer and if a person feels even slightly awkward it is much easier for them to say no than if you ask: “If there was ONE THING I could pray for you what would it be?” In sales terms this is an ASSUMPTIVE CLOSE QUESTION meaning that you are assuming you are going to pray for them they just have to decide what is the ONE THING you will pray for them! Now go and practice and God will answer your PRAY NOW prayer from the front page.
Guillermo asked us to pray for his family and he, too, was open to joining hands with us and praying.
** GOD WILL OFTEN GUARD YOUR TIME WHEN YOU ARE SHARING HIS LOVE
Sometimes people may be church goers having a reverence and belief in God’s existence but they have no grasp on what salvation or being born again is.(John 3:3) This was my own testimony and also Guillermo’s as Amy translated we determined that Guillermo was only about 50% sure of his salvation. We shared out of Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart the God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” As we shared the gospel and other scripture getting affirmation from Guillermo all along the way a radiance of Christ’s joy began to fill Guillermo’s complexion and his eyes. 5 minutes later when we asked him again on his assurance of salvation, he gave me a strong high five and a “100%” certainty” acknowledge of his salvation. He was so excited as were all of us as e expressed that his heart was exploding with joy!!
** TRAIN THE NEW BELIEVER TO TRAIN
We clearly and emphatically trained Guillermo to share the gospel beginning that night with his wife and three children.
THE FAMILY SALVATION INVASION
We returned to our victory dinner spot on our last night and how sweet was the fruit of God’s Spirit. Amy was able to obtain from Guillermo, that not only did he share his salvation testimony with his wife and 3 children but he led each of them in a prayer to receive Christ as Lord and Savior.
God had built a trusting friendship with Jennifer, our waitress, and she confided in us at the close of dinner with more guarded time from the Lord. She confessed her desire to be free from alcoholism. We used the Word and prayed by faith for Jennifer to be healed.
INDONESIAN CHILDREN IN PRAYER
As 2 million intercessors in 300 cities across Indonesia will gather on May 17th many believe The World Prayer Assembly will birth a new wave of the Holy Spirit uprooting many evil strongholds around the world. Will you ask God if He wants you to join us at the epicenter of this revival? Call me: go to: www.wpa2012.org
ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR RACE TO WIN FOR CHRIST?
1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Go to www.ignitingprayeraction.org and learn to win in IPA’s School of Prayer