If you are excited about what Jesus is doing in your life
please feel free to testify and be encouraged by the testimonies of others!
On Sunday morning I had filled my car at the local petrol station and went to pay at the cashier. I greeted the lady at the counter who was serving the man before me. She just stared at me. Suddenly the man turned around and pointed his gun at my head.
PUT YOUR HANDS UP BIG MAN!!!
I was shocked and put my hands up. He said, "Do you wanna live or die?"
I replied, "If you wanna kill me...kill me," and then suddenly I began speaking in tongues. With one hand still raised, I lowered the other hand and pointed at the man.
I then shouted, "IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!" and then again with authority, "IN THE NAME OF JESUS DROP THE GUN!!!"
He dropped the gun (which made a loud thud indicating that it was real and not just a toy), fell on the bread rack and laid frozen on the ground. The man stayed in this position until the police picked him up. The police sergeant was astounded and asked how did I prevent the robbery. The finger I had pointed at the robber I now pointed to the sky, "My God sir!"
I gave them my statement and continued to drive to the Pentecostals of Liverpool where I testified of God's awesome power that morning.
At about 20 years of age doctors advised me that I would never be able to bear a child without medical assistance such as IVF. This didn't really bother me as having babies was a million miles away from the plans I had for myself. In my early 20's I got married and naturally a child came up for discussion. He wanted a child.
I was just not willing to bother going through all the effort and financial commitment of attempting IVF and giving up on the life I had planned for myself but somewhere in the back of my mind I always really felt that I would have a child.
After 11 years together it was obvious that I was not going to get pregnant. So one day my husband and I knelt together in prayer and told the Lord that I did not want to do IVF, if a child was in His plan than it would have to come from Him.
In what seemed like only a few weeks time I became ill, vomiting night and day. I went to the doctor, one of the many doctors who told me I would never bare a child, who confirmed I was indeed pregnant. God had heard our prayer!
Today, 11 years on, my husband and I are no longer married, we have had our struggles but I'm happy to say that our son was baptised in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus and we continue to be a part of the great family of God at the Pentecostals of Sydney.
Thank God for my beautiful son and thank God for just being God!
I was in the UPC in the 90's and whilst from Brisbane, many of my fondest memories in Church were my times visiting the Sydney Church.
I have been backslidden for about 10 years, during which time I found I constantly thought about the things of God, but pushed it down.
Early last year my husband and I went through something very few would understand. Out of the blue one of his old Stockton Bible College friends contacted us. This person knew exactly what we were going through and gave a Godly perspective.
A few months ago I came to the knowledge that Kings of Leon were sons of a backslidden UPC evangelist. As I listened to the lyrics of one of their songs, "Jesus don't love me," I found myself, first crying out for them and saying, "Yes He does." At this point I had a realization about God's love and started to reach out to God myself. I had a couple of wonderful experiences. I started searching and questioning things I never questioned when I was in church or even in my 10 years of backsliding. I sent a message to this old friend of my husband and some others, but no reply.
Meanwhile, my focus got off this stuff when I went through something horrid at work. I remembered that every time I made any move back towards God an attack would come from the same place, my job! During this time I 'accidentally' fell into some information about world event and felt God was showing me I had no time to question or play around. Prior to this, I was watching Stanley Harvey and Jena Grech preach on youtube and could not compare the preaching to any other church (no-one preaches like an anointed vessel of God!). I decided to take a leap of faith and sent Jonathan Downs a message. Later, I called him and he directed me to his preaching on 25/7/10 on the POS podcast. I cried as I heard this message.
I have never fooled myself with my backslidden state, but didn't know where to start. God did. Trust in Him and like Simeon Costa said in his message, "God is jumping around trying to get your attention, if you will turn to Him, He will meet you there."
I had a lengthy call with our USA friend today, where he told me that he went to respond to me many times, but God told him He would deal with it.
WOW, what an awesome GOD!
For any other backsliders reading this, know this: God loves you! Turn to Him!
I had been sick with Fibromyalgia, Neuroendocrine-immune disorder, Arthritis and Hip Dysplacia for 9 years. I could not walk at Christmas. My husband spoon-fed me, while I lay in bed in pain and fatigue, my mind was foggy and I could not remember the simplest of things. Every little thing was a challenge. I went to a church at Easter and prayed to God, please heal me. Amal came into my life soon after, to care for me while my husband was away overseas and during this time encouraged me to come to The Pentecostals of Sydney. The first night I attended, I came up to the front of the church, and was anointed and healed.
I ran 2.5km this morning and am planning to run in the City to Surf this year. Praise be to God!
I underwent two operations, in August 2000 and February 2005, on my lower back due to a work place injury. I had to have pins and screws in my L5-S1 disc area. I thought I was going to be in a wheel chair for the rest of my life. I needed to learn to walk again after the operations and I was not able to work for five years. I asked individuals from the POS to pray for me.
I am now working again and can even run!
I truly believe that Jesus can be found at the POS. It is great to belong to a church that is alive and who prays!