Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Healings, Signs, Hailstones & Dead Raising! - Fire By Night Conference Exhibits 'Normal Christianity'

God releases some Boomba!
When God moves, there is no need for hype. The moment Aaron Evans stepped to the front of the building Friday for the Sons of Thunder Fire by Night Conference, the opening meeting was met with a massive downpour of marble-sized hailstones that covered the facility grounds on the balmy Georgia evening. Conference goers coming late to the meeting reported that the hail was isolated to the local property, and that a small twister also flew over the parking lot. No cars were damaged; however, the Lord gave Lily Crowder Psalm 18. When we looked it up, one passage stood out:

“And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.
The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice, hailstones and coals of fire. He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.
Then the channels of the sea were seen, the foundations of the world were uncovered at Your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils” (Ps. 18:10-15, emphasis mine).
Lily and others release the boomba!
Truly the fiery blast of the Lord’s nostrils laid bare the secrets of men’s hearts and exposed religious fallacies that God does not want to communicate clearly with His children in the place of intimacy through dreams, visions and encounters. The liquid love of Jesus poured freely throughout the conference, as hundreds of people were touched by the power and presence of God. Angie Reeder and her band from New Jersey were on hand to lead us into a powerful time of worship.

Aaron, who works with John Paul Jackson and Streams Ministries, shared a number of revelatory experiences, offering guidance on getting free from religious strongholds that hold us back from intimacy and communication with God. Aaron also heralded a supernatural generation that is rising up from the confines of powerless ritual, and taking hold of “demonstration” Christianity. He discussed the need for character and purity in order to ascend the heights of prophetic activation, not relying merely on gifting itself.

Jason Phillips of Revivaltown Ministries in Olympia, Wash. discussed walking in the fullness of all that God has, even for the “ordinary” believer. He provoked everyone to pursue a deeper place of communion with God and how to position oneself to move into destiny.

John discussed the need to move beyond mere prophetic gifting, and rather to cultivate and maintain an open Heaven around your life – the Heaven that Jesus has already cracked open for everyone by his sacrificial atonement. John also discussed the need to see and operate more clearly with the angelic, and to wake up from religious game playing that has lulled the church to sleep from the reality of the spirit realm. John also shared practical steps toward pursuing a double portion of God’s presence and power in your life, by following the footsteps of Elijah and Elisha in 2 Kings 2.

John, Aaron & Jason with Robin
John, Aaron and Jason offer a panel discussion.
All three speakers participated in a question and answer session and addressed a number of issues relating to revelatory experiences and the supernatural. There was impartation and activation in the Spirit of revelation on Friday night, as the team prayed for everyone in attendance. Then the Lord released a massive healing wave the last two nights of the meetings. Here are a few testimonies of healings, miracles and “God happenings” from during (and after) the meetings:

- Pastor Michelle Duarte of Living Water Christian Church raised a dead person to life following Friday night’s meeting! She witnessed a car accident just outside the local IHOP restaurant, where a large SUV plowed over another car. The Lord told her that a lady was involved in the wreck, and Pastor Duarte walked as close to the scene as possible, seeing a woman slumped over the wheel. Duarte says that while responders could not find vital signs, and the woman was ready to be picked up by a DOA truck, her inner eye saw the woman’s spirit departing from her body. Across the parking lot, Duarte’s assistant pastor was also seeing the same vision, of a woman’s spirit leaving her body. Separately, but simultaneously, they began to pray and command the woman’s spirit to return to her body, along with prayers of healing for her physical body. In just a few moments, she saw the victim’s arm begin to move as life was restored to her body!

Woman loses first four of a total eight inches!
The first 4 of a total 8 inches of weight instantly lost.
- A woman lost eight inches from her waist line in the meetings as the power of God came upon her. Others lost weight as well.
- A woman who was deaf for 29 years in one ear received an instant miracle, as hearing was restored. Several other deaf ears were also opened.
- Kenny Forthun, of Cleveland, Ga., had a crooked spine as a result of scoliosis. Following a word of knowledge Saturday night, the Lord instantly straightened his spine through a creative miracle.
Kenny's back was supernaturally straightened
Kenny's back was supernaturally straightened!
- A woman unable to raise her arm above shoulder level for 11 years was supernaturally healed. In front of everyone, she was able to raise her arm high above her head.
Her arm before
Before prayer, this woman's arm could only lift this far..
Her arm after
The lord restored her mobility!

- Robin Reider, our head intercessor, had an entire tooth changed completely to gold. An oral surgeon, Ken Johnson, confirmed that the tooth was real gold.
- A man who needed a root canal reported that two of his dead teeth turned completely white as the Lord restored them in the meeting.
- Tammy Eudy, of Valdosta, Ga., reported that the Lord healed her right hip.
- A woman reported that her breathing was instantly healed, after a word of knowledge about asthma.
- A woman with nerve damage in her toe reported that the numbness left and feeling was restored to it, following a word of knowledge.
- Other healings included chronic fatigue, leg and sciatica problems, backs, knees and various other body parts.

On the final night of the meeting, there was a massive deliverance wave, as many were set free from demonic strongholds. Some who were struggling with suicide and depression were set free from a spirit of death. A powerful decree was released against the spirit of jezebel, which “kills the Lord’s prophets” in the region. We believe that a divine mandate was released against that religious principality, as we proclaimed that “Jehu is riding.” We actually began to sing “Who Let the Dogs Out?” referring to the dogs of Jezreel who lap up the blood of jezebel at her death. After this, a stray dog literally traipsed into the building through an open door! Probably looking for a meal.
God drops a dentist-verified gold tooth in Robin's mouth
The Lord puts a brand new gold tooth in Robin's mouth!

We are so grateful that the favor, abundance and majesty of God’s Kingdom are being poured out in our day, in our midst, right here! Elijah is no longer hiding in a cave! The Kingdom of Heaven is forcefully and aggressively advancing, and we are not on the defense! Adullam can no longer contain what the Lord is releasing! God’s mighty men are emerging from their hiding places. The hungry and the crazy are rising up to take their portion and to see the Glory of the Lord in the land of the living!
Woman worships the Lord
God is good!

If you are considering joining us in Georgia for a Sons of Thunder conference, you will not want to miss our November Breaker Anointing event. This is our last local conference for the year – a major blowout featuring guest speakers Joshua Mills, David Herzog, Georgian Banov, Jerame Nelson and John Crowder. We anticipate a powerful release of signs and wonders as we all get whacked in the Glory! Please register online prior to the event at our Web site, http://www.thenewmystics.org/.

Many blessings!
John & Lily Crowder