A few weeks ago, Graham and I were invited to the little village of Inverbervie, just south of Aberdeen. We had an excellent night.
There were 10 who gathered in the upper room of a local church. We began with some choruses before my brother-in-law Alastair shared a very good testimony to how he came to Christ and then a year or so later received a powerful baptism in the Holy Spirit. I preached from Rev 22:1, about the river of life and linked it to the scriptures from John 4:14:
‘“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”’
We had a short time of worship before closing the formal part of the meeting. Personal prayer was offered for anyone wanting to remain behind.
Whilst the company went downstairs for supper, one older lady waited. She had been seeking the baptism in the Holy Spirit for over 15 years and came through wonderfully into a full baptism speaking with tongues. We went downstairs rejoicing with her, to discover her husband in tears with joy and he also wanted some prayer. Although he had been baptised in the Holy Spirit for some time he had never found freedom in worship because of self-consciousness. As we prayed he broke through at a deeper level, setting him free so he could glorify God more fully. Another lady sought us out. She has been visiting our main fellowship for some time and came through into a wonderful baptism in the Holy Spirit. A fourth came, seeking to find Christ as his personal Saviour. He got a lovely touch and left us thrilling with the sense of the presence of God he had found. Before the evening was finally over another lady came for some personal ministry. It was a very fruitful evening.
We came home rejoicing that our God had been with us and had met these folks.