These last two weeks of Rbi, God has been speaking to me. One of the things He told me is that I am going to cast out devils, which at first I was like what? I am not going to lie I was afraid, however then God showed me a picture of Him and the devil, reminding me how big He is, and how little the demons are. So then I felt a lot better to remember that My God is greater, and that the devil doesn’t compare to My God. Sometimes we get so caught up on worrying that we treat the devil like he is all big and mighty, however he isn’t, God is, and that was just another way of God reminding me.
Another Thing that has happened these last two weeks of Rbi is that God has shown me that giving isn’t just a thing you do because you have too, however it is a lifestyle. I have learned that I don’t need to have attachment towards anything in this world; all I need is God, because everything in this earth shall past away, yet God is the only one who will remain. I never really had a problem with giving, however I never saw it as a thing to do just simply because you love Jesus. Yes I tithe, but I tithe without thinking, however now it is different I tithe happy. I can’t wait for the offering message so that I am able to sow a seed, because it is just another way of showing how much I love God, and I want God to very much know that I love Him! So He has really opened my eyes more when it comes to giving! It is not only about tithing but offerings too. Last week I was able to give away my alabaster box which I thought I’d never be able to do, but I did, and I felt peace after it, and happy. I felt so joyful not only because I have given God everything, however because I had proved to myself that I won’t attach to anything of this world!
“Well, is mom going to say “I’m sorry”? How long will she go?” and a lot of moms never say “I’m sorry” and I have seen my wife, who spoke earlier, tell Lee Beth that she was sorry for a particular matter of discipline or whatever that she was involved in and it builds such authenticity.
Finally I began to get ahold of myself and realized everything was in God’s hands and if He didn’t want me to go to Bible School it was ok with me, He knew what was best for me and I did not have to worry. He would not let anything happen to me. It was in His hands. I got peace again and continued with my day’s plans.
That afternoon I decided to call the same number again, just for grins. The phone rang and the Institute operator said, “Good afternoon, River Bible Institute”. I couldn’t believe it. I had made contact just as it should have happened. I told the lady my name and asked if I had received the scholarship. She said, “Let me check”. She came back on and said congratulations; you have received your scholarship. Then I began to tell her what had happened previously that morning and as I was speaking to her I realized that satin was fighting me to keep me from coming to this school. I told the lady, ma’am, God is going to be doing great work in me. I now know because if it were not so, Satan would not be fighting me so hard to keep me from coming there. He is afraid. Halleluiah!
As I meditated later on what had happened, I understood that this whole incident was to confirm to me by the Spirit that I was being sent to River Bible Institute by the Spirit. If this had not happened I would have come to the school not really knowing by the Spirit I was in Gods will. Because although initially I witnessed that what was going on at this Great Awakening was a good thing and I agreed with what I was seeing. I still didn’t hear God say go. Without this experience, later on I probably would have questioned whether or not this was just a good idea.
This is my first testimony of River Bible Institute. Since then God has revealed Himself in so many ways to me and we are experiencing Gods pouring out of His Holy Spirit on us here at the River. May God Bless you all……. James M.
I don’t care how much religion you teach, Christianity, bring them to church, read David and Goliath stories, pray and say, “Praise the Lord.
I never thought I would sit where I am currently sitting, or know God how I know him, or for that matter even be alive if it weren’t for the effect that Revival Ministries International has had on my life, and the lives of my family. I thank God for Pastors Rodney and Adonica.
I came to live in Tampa two years and one month ago. I moved here with my mom shortly after my father passed away. My dad was a pastor of a Rhema church in Kissimmee Florida. It was a sudden and devastating loss; I was only sixteen years old at the time. I grew up in a Pentecostal church my entire life, but I had never fully received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and I really did not know God. I knew about God but I never knew him as my Heavenly Father. I thought I had a free ticket into heaven because my father was a pastor. I was oblivious to the truth.
When I was 15 years old, my dad, my sister and I went to the Great Awakening Tour in Miami Florida. One night after the service my dad and my sister and I got a chance to talk to Pastor Rodney. While we were talking he told my sister and I that if we ever wanted to attend RBI or RSW that we would have scholarships. I picked up an RSW pamphlet and started talking to my dad about how I would love to go there one day, but that I wanted to go to Rhema like he did. I had other plans for my self but God knew what he was doing. When I got the scholarship I had no idea that I would one day end up living in Tampa while my mom would attend RBI. Christa J.
Hallelujah” eery other breath, if you are not living the life, if you are not modeling the life to your children, then all the other stuff becomes blurred and kind of a fog, a spiritual fog, centers and covers what they’re trying to teach.
On Monday night, I got a call from Jake, asking me to make a video testimony and upload it on revival.com. So I recorded the video testimony and … it was FUN! I said how I was a first year bible school student, and how before I came to school I didn’t know anything about soulwinning, but I came here and went out on the streets and used the gospel soulwinning script which is really easy to use and I started soul winning! I also said that it’s the gospel that’ll shake a family, it’s the gospel that’ll shake a city, and it’s the gospel that’ll shake the United States of America! WOOT WOOT! HALLELUJAH!
And after the testimony was aired, I got text messages from friends saying that it was a great testimony and how everyone who watches the services now knows my face. And it’s true. Everyone who watched the service that night would now know my face, and they would’ve also heard what I said, and maybe those people were encouraged by my words to go out and win souls into the kingdom. Who knows? God knows. And he knows how many people I might have impacted with my testimony. I realized how much a blessing that testimony was and I’m extremely grateful. These Great Awakening services are such a great honor to attend and to service in. These services are such an eye opener and a great blessing to me. Thank you. -Michelle Y
But not only does mother love provide a context for spiritual values, also it provides a context for communicating relational values.. .relational values. How many here have more than one child?
The things that are happening here are so incredible. I am so thrilled to be a part of the end-time harvest being able to have so much purpose in life is so amazing know that I am filling my spirit with a message that is truly the heart of the father. My prayer is that people would catch this there is nothing greater then seeing the love of god flowing threw u and touching the heart of man.
I think the church needs to fall back in love with Jesus. The best way to do that is by loving are neighbor and making sure they have the opportunity to receive Jesus in there hearts. It’s time we live for what the truth is and that that Jesus is lord and eternity is real heaven and he’ll is real. -Ryan B.
Raise your right hand. Have more than one child? Oh, a lot. It’s difficult to teach those children to love one another, to share, isn’t it?
This was my first winter camp meeting and also my first time in the call center. There were main things that really hit home throughout the meetings. The first was a practical experience which really taught me a lot. While I was in the call center for the first time I could feel the tangible difference between people who were pulling on the anointing and those that were just sitting back waiting for something to happen. It was an awesome learning experience and I am looking forward to learning more about it through the experiences that I have to come in the call center.
The second thing that I took away from the camp meeting was the amazing experiences and revelations of God’s love for me. There were times in Praise and Worship where uncontrollable tears would stream down my face as the presence of God filled the place and I was able to just sit or stand there and exchange love with God. Totally phenomenal. –Andrew M.
But if you talk to family counselors, you know what the number one way to communicate relational values to your children is, moms? The number one way to communicate relational values? Love your spouse.
I was serving in the call center and some one called asking for prayer so that she could be filled with the joy of the Lord. My joy was not full and little did I realize that I also needed to be filled with the joy of the lord also. I shared the scriptures that covered the promises of the joy of the lord.
I started praying for this saint of God and all of a sudden I was filled with the joy of the Lord and in turn the person that I was praying for was filled and busted out laughing on the other end of the phone. We just laughed and laughed and through out the period I was at the call centre I was full of joy. Glory to God. -Honorata M.
Love your spouse. The number one fear children have is that mommy and daddy will separate and they will get a divorce. Let me illustrate. Lee Beth was a year and a half old. She was at her high chair.
This past week has been life changing. It didn’t happen while being prayed for, during worship, or even during an intimate time with God. It happened…well to be honest I don’t really even know when the switch was flipped. I have recently been asking God to help me have an attitude that I WANT to soul win. I have always seen soul winning as something I had to do in order to pass a class and never really did it because I wanted to. Well something happened to where it’s like I cannot help but to soul win, everywhere I go I just need to tell people about Him.
I went to the mall the other day and I couldn’t help but to tell someone about Jesus. I ended up telling two people and they both said no thanks, but I have come to the realization that they weren’t rejecting me but they were rejecting Jesus. I saw it in a completely different way. It’s like my eyes were opened up to the fact that its not about me and it never has been I’m just the messenger and I’m delivering the message and I planted a seed that can now be watered. It’s so awesome. God is awesome.- Jillian S.
I come home from work. She was eating some type of candy food. I don’t know what it was. It was smeared all over her face, in the hair, out the ears, the nose, the eyes, and I walked in and we had about 150 lb. rottweiler at the time and Bear was licking up the remains on the floor.
Wow!!! What a week this has been. All I can say is thank God for giving us The Holy Spirit. For without Him, I would not have survived this week. I have never experienced a week like this past week in my entire life. I am amazed that even in the midst of incredible pressure to perform at a high level, the lack of sleep, and public beatings (I exaggerate), I was able to do my job, remain at peace, and have fun at the same time. The truth is, the old me would have melted under the pressure, would have been offended (many times) and would have been paralyzed by fear.
So I want to thank-you Holy Spirit for changing me, breaking bondages, and tearing down strongholds. Thank-you for setting me free to become the man that you originally designed me to be. Only when I was put to the test and was able to sit back and reflect, can I now see how much I have changed. It truly is amazing what God can do in a very short period of time. I thank God for placing me in this ministry. I thank God for opening the doors of opportunity to serve and to minister and I thank God for the changes that He has made in me. Thank-you Lord for using me (us) to reach a lost and dying world. (thank-you for helping me write this blog)- Lorne Y.
Now, while I’m kissing Lisa, I see, out of the corner of my eye, Lee Beth smiles from her candy mess and begins to smile and begins to kind of nod her head and a twinkle in her eye, kind of like, “Pour it on, dad! (laughter from audience) That’s right, dad”. Why? Because that communicates love.
Having come from work straight to church in the middle of the service at half past nine during the evening meeting obviously my body feels tired from the day work and having stood since the whole afternoon to the time I get in the car, I get in the service then there are mixed feelings of what to expect. But I see my family and the people we are hosting they were anxiously waiting on me as if the action has been going on not much left so they need a ride home, suggestions are made that I would stay while they take the car home and that I should find a ride home. I realized am at ease and peace because there would be no destruction .I look around see people expecting but I was not sure what to expect, but just sit and be still. By this time Pastor Rodney is speaking of the gifts of tongues from the holy spirit I started going back and forth realizing I could be able to identify from what he was talking about when I was little at the age 11 going for over night prayer meetings. I mean praying all night no chatting breaks or coffee breaks people speaking in heavenly language you could easily sense the heaviness of his presence. As the pastor called for people to come forward to receive the gift of the Holy spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues I started to get excited because this area is one of the areas neglected and mocked in the body of Christ .Pastor prays finishes invited Adonica to pray, she take the mic immediately I sensed new tongues coming out of my belly not like the prayer language but something sweet giving praise to the lord. Glory What an experience.-Geoffrey M.
Some of you could be in our drama ministry, some could play an instrument, help with parking visitors, coach our children’s basketball, assist in the nursery, work with the singles.