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Light and Life

Author: hevs
08 29th, 2011

Today was day 1 of the local spiritual fair, cialis 40mg where I had gone with ministry I serve with in this city. We saw six people, dermatologist that God had clearly been preparing, invite Jesus into their hearts, and I had no doubts that these were genuine prayers taken seriously. We had another three people who really came close, who said they wanted to think about it some more, but they had met Jesus for themselves and experienced the loving message we had for them in powerful tangible ways. Others were healed – all glory to God! I have never experienced such a clear anointing for salvation before – it was all so natural and easy… thank you for interceding for me, I must have had over a dozen that I knew of praying. It made all the difference, bless you!

We were offering ‘prophetic readings from the Spirit of Jesus’ and ‘healing prayer’ and I was so surprised at the openness of people, we were kept really busy from 11 – 5.30. I ministered to a reiki healer, who had an issue that she had not been able to shift herself, but who felt the power of God flow through her and in her own words was ’emotionally moved’ by the prayer even though she wasn’t sure about Jesus initially. She took a chance and was really blessed.  Another lady was healed of arthritis from a pain level of 6 or 7 to nothing! My partner had a word for her that she should switch from medium wave to FM, or the Father’s wave, and it turned out she was a medium, God really has a sense of humour!

We also have a track record of attracting other stall holders, so a lady from the Psychic Research stall came and I had a picture of a butterfly in pinks and purples emerging from the chrysalis that had confined her, which we felt was unfulfilled dreams and fear, and my partner had a word of knowledge about the kinds of nightmares she had been having. As we prayed through these things she got goosebumps, actually from the butterfly picture onward, she felt ‘stunned in a good way’ and found it hard to stand up at the end. She came really close to Jesus – I pray she invites Him in, as we asked her to consider.

We had two other people who hadn’t intended to come to the fair or any stalls, but felt prompted to come and see only us for some reason they couldn’t explain – God had already been at work in their lives and they invited Jesus into their hearts. We also handed out gift bags with a ‘Father’s Love Letter’, a copy of ‘You Are Special’, a gospel and some other helpful stuff to those who were at that stage in their journey. (There was also the man who came purely to interrogate me on whether I had evidence or proof of what we believed, but I ask God to bless him too!)

It was an amazing day, and I hope that many will come to the next ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ course, which we advertised as starting on the 20th September… exciting times!
I had an amazing day at the Light and Life training on Saturday. If you are not familiar with Light and Life, thumb they run evangelistic fairs offering prophecy, contagion
healing, Hepatitis
art, massage and dream interpretation to reach the spiritually hungry with the goodness of Jesus. I head up dream interpretation for the Glasgow team, and also follow up people interested in Jesus with the LSJ course.

On Saturday I was on the ministry team with Andy, and we had two people get healed. One was a lady who had been suffering from lower back problems for two years and had been unable to sit comfortably all that time. We prayed and she tested it out – the pain had gone!

The other was a lady with sciatica who Andy thought might have one leg shorter than the other. We looked at the legs and  her left leg was over a centimetre shorter. We asked God to make the short leg grow and it did. She had felt the sensations in her body too!

Next Tuesday is the next outreach… will let you know how it goes!



08 20th, 2011

Today was day 1 of the local spiritual fair, prostate where I had gone with ministry I serve with in this city. We saw six people, that God had clearly been preparing, invite Jesus into their hearts, and I had no doubts that these were genuine prayers taken seriously. We had another three people who really came close, who said they wanted to think about it some more, but they had met Jesus for themselves and experienced the loving message we had for them in powerful tangible ways. Others were healed – all glory to God! I have never experienced such a clear anointing for salvation before – it was all so natural and easy… thank you for interceding for me, I must have had over a dozen that I knew of praying. It made all the difference, bless you!

We were offering ‘prophetic readings from the Spirit of Jesus’ and ‘healing prayer’ and I was so surprised at the openness of people, we were kept really busy from 11 – 5.30. I ministered to a reiki healer, who had an issue that she had not been able to shift herself, but who felt the power of God flow through her and in her own words was ’emotionally moved’ by the prayer even though she wasn’t sure about Jesus initially. She took a chance and was really blessed.  Another lady was healed of arthritis from a pain level of 6 or 7 to nothing! My partner had a word for her that she should switch from medium wave to FM, or the Father’s wave, and it turned out she was a medium, God really has a sense of humour!

We also have a track record of attracting other stall holders, so a lady from the Psychic Research stall came and I had a picture of a butterfly in pinks and purples emerging from the chrysalis that had confined her, which we felt was unfulfilled dreams and fear, and my partner had a word of knowledge about the kinds of nightmares she had been having. As we prayed through these things she got goosebumps, actually from the butterfly picture onward, she felt ‘stunned in a good way’ and found it hard to stand up at the end. She came really close to Jesus – I pray she invites Him in, as we asked her to consider.

We had two other people who hadn’t intended to come to the fair or any stalls, but felt prompted to come and see only us for some reason they couldn’t explain – God had already been at work in their lives and they invited Jesus into their hearts. We also handed out gift bags with a ‘Father’s Love Letter’, a copy of ‘You Are Special’, a gospel and some other helpful stuff to those who were at that stage in their journey. (There was also the man who came purely to interrogate me on whether I had evidence or proof of what we believed, but I ask God to bless him too!)

It was an amazing day, and I hope that many will come to the next ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ course, which we advertised as starting on the 20th September… exciting times!



More Belladrum Stories

Author: hevs
08 15th, 2011

(For Richard’s awesome story, page see the next post down.)

The Belladrum Music Festival Insight Tent was the place of many deep encounters, including healing and salvation. I was surpirsed again how there are so many different flavours to each one. This year I seemed to do a lot of future/career pictures, and some emotional healing.

One girl came in and sat down, and I had some words of knowledge for her about being in a place of choices about her career – I had seen a vision of a crossroads. I then felt that the path she should take was a creative one, which I drew in yellow, and that there was parental or authority opposition but she should go with her heart’s desire because God put that in her. She said this was really accurate and that she was a dancer at the festival. She hadn’t been doing it long but had progressed unusually fast and her heart’s desire was to pursue this. She seemed happily surprised  – a bit stunned really – as she said she didn’t really believe in this kind of thing, but it had obviously got to her and gave her hope and encouragement. Even the sceptics come in and are deeply touched by God!

Another woman came in and I saw a picture for her of a white gate leading to a meadow of peace. I drew a really simple picture and under her huge sunglasses  she started to cry and say it was the most beautiful picture she had ever seen. (This surprised me!) I felt that relationships were causing her stress and she let me give her an impartation, during which she received the deep peace of God and there was more crying. I am trying to learn to take my hands off the Holy Spirit so for a while I didn’t say much, just co-operated with what God was doing. She was so grateful for what some pencil marks on A5 paper had released! Then she went for a spiritual encounter and cried some more and received the Father’s blessing, she must have been with us for an hour, deeply impacted.

Usually in encounters I rely a lot on looking at people’s faces to see how I am doing, but this year many of them had huge sunglasses on, and sometimes it was only when the tears came out from under them, or that they spoke that I saw what God was doing. It was like I could only rely on the Spirit and my experience and felt a bit like I’d been blindfolded. A useful idea – I want to tune in more to the spirit of the person and address that, rather than the evidence of physical sight, although it is very useful to have and watching encounters develop has taught me a lot!

The best thing was the people that came back from previous years, that hung out at our tent for hours just chatting and receiving, even when there were lots of other things they could or should have been doing! Richard and Gail just blew me away with their transformation – since their encounters last year they have been pursuing God, and with amazing attitude came and served with all their hearts.  Please pray for B who clearly has spiritual interest but is pursuing another path. I introduced him to God and he felt His light, so I pray that all the seeds planted by myself and others grow!



Richard’s Story

Author: hevs
08 13th, 2011

For the last two years I have gone to lead the Life Art team in the Insight Outreach tent at the Belladrum Music Festival. This is the story of how God took one of those 350 encounters to become a life completely transformed, visit and a tattoo as well!

We were starting to close our tent down at the end of the festival in 2010 when Charity Bowman Webb, the Insight outreach leader came and asked me would I do one more encounter. I was tired but I knew God had the resource and now I am so glad I didn’t say no! I felt that God had gifted this man Richard with love and strength and that He would show Him how to combine the two and express himself in new and powerful ways.

My name is Richard and I live in Inverness, Scotland.

I was brought up on a poor working class housing estate in Inverness, not much money in the house and my dad was an alcoholic and my mum did the best she could for us, the five of us, three brothers my sis and me.While growing up I always said I would never end up like my dad, that turned out to be a joke, I ended up every bit as bad if not worse, (I love my dad by the way).

I started drinking and drugging at 15 years old and for the next 31 years, I left a trail of devastation and destruction behind me, I could not form a lasting loving relationship with anyone, I ended up with 4 children and wasn’t a full time dad to any of them.
My life was a mess and I was trying to drink myself to death, I was lost, lonely and desperate for some good in my life, I didn’t know where to find these things, I now know I was looking in the wrong places.

On the 14th of Feb 2010, I had a drunken fight with one of my sons, I had also sent a nasty text to the girl that I was seeing, I knew nothing of that until the next day, while fighting with my son, I went to punch him but something stopped me,( I believe it was the Grace of God coming into my life), and I didn’t do it. I remember my son leaving the house broken hearted, it broke my heart.

When I woke up in the morning, my then girlfriend had texted me, asking why I had been so nasty with my text, I was shattered when I read it, Valentines Day and I was just a nasty drunk with no respect for anyone or anything, I was at my lowest point ever, none of my children  wanted to know me and I had lost the woman I professed to love. I seriously considered suicide.

Well God’s Grace was at work so somehow I ended up at Alcoholics Anonymous. For six weeks I managed to fight the cravings I was having for alcohol. Then I came across a verse in the big book of AA saying ask God to take away the compulsion to drink alcohol. Now I really wanted to stop drinking, so I got down on my hands and knees and with all my heart I asked God to take away my cravings and compulsions for alcohol.
I’ve never had a drink since that moment nor craved a drink. a miracle right there, that’s when my relationship with God begun.

I tried a few churches and it was when I went into the barn church in Culloden that I felt God say “This is where I want you, Richard”

I started to build a relationship with God, seeking Him more and more and in August 2010 my journey took me to Belladrum Tartan Heart music festival, where I had the most exciting experience with God through a Life Art drawing I had done by one of the spiritual artists on the team.
Her name was Heather Thorp and she was softly spoken and gentle, she explained to me what she was going to do, then she asked if she could lay her hand on me, I agreed.
Then she started to draw, she finished the drawing and as soon as she gave it to me something powerful stirred in me, she had drawn a heart with a hammer inside with a message saying” no compromise”, Heather said to me,”this is what God has given to me for you,”and it blew me away.
I didn’t know what it meant at the time but I truly knew in my heart it was from God. Wow wow wow. All glory to God.

During this time I had stopped drinking, I was closer to God but my life was still a mess, I still felt lonely, my relationships were not getting any better, there was still something missing in my life.
Then I did the Alpha course and started to learn about Jesus, who He was and who He is.
I work in construction and it was on a building site that I had a personal meeting with Jesus.
My head was in a mess, my life was a mess and I thought I was going to burst and I did, I raised my arms in the air and looked upwards to Heaven and cried out Jesus, Jesus, what am I doing wrong, I can’t do this on my own anymore, forgive me for my sins, I give my life to you, come and be my Lord and Saviour, and He came and gave me peace to get through the rest of the day.
I woke up next morning and put my feet on the carpet, looked in the mirror and thought to myself, there’s something different about today, then I realised I had slept all night for the first time in 31 years and I knew Jesus was in my heart.
My life changed forever that day, my journey since then has been amazing, my relationship with my children is growing all the time, my relationship with my mum and dad is the best its ever been, though I don’t have a wife yet, I’m no longer alone. I also have two wonderful granddaughters whom I love dearly.
I can see now when I look back that God was preparing me to meet our Lord Jesus.

Now back to the heart and hammer, I now know why I was so stirred.

God was speaking to me.

“I am so full of love and I am so strong that My love for you will never be compromised, I will always love you, I give to your heart My love and My strength, to carry on your journey, to freely give what you have freely been given.”

When I finally understood what God was saying to me it had a profound effect an me and I had the hammer and heart tattooed on to my left forearm, what a blessing that has turned out to be, a ministry all on its own, I’ve lost count of the people who have asked me about it, the perfect God given opportunity to talk about God, Jesus and the time I had at the outreach tent at Belladrum.

I will finish with what I think is an amazing story.

I went to Clan Gathering of the churches in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, for the very first time, I went in to one of the tents and there was a row of the most beautiful paintings, done by spiritual artists, I was immediately drawn to one, it was called the Heart of Creation and it just spoke to me, God was telling me that my new heart was His creation and that He was pleased with me, how great is our God.

I had to wait four days to meet the artist, the artist turned out to be Heather Thorp, we were so excited we were jumping up and down like little children, God had used Heather to give me another message, it was one of the best moments in my life and I will never forget it, our God is amazing.

This is the short version of my life.  SO FAR, God has a plan for ME and YOU. HA HA

All Glory to God!

Richard now owns a Heart of Creation painting and wanted to come and be part of the outreach team at Belladrum Music Festival this year. He served so fantastically as receptionist at our outreach tent this year, he experienced God’s perspective for all the people coming through and even encouraged his daughter to come in, and I had the privilege of doing a Life Art piece for her too. I know this story isn’t over… wait and see what happens next!