I read Bill Johnson’s note (http://www.bjm.org/regarding-todd-bentley.html) on how he and a few others stood up for Todd Bentley and even after the mishap, to restore Todd through a period of healing.
I praise God for using such a man with a Father’s heart, truly a model for all Christians to follow, to have the heart & love of our heavenly Father. James wrote, “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” (James 2:17).
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry is well known for awesome divine healings and miraculous signs & wonders.
By God’s grace, we were part of a team selected to go to Bill Johnson’s Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in early 2007 for a few days. This was under the scholarship given by Bethel School to the school in California that we were attending.
I was very impressed with the school, where they have a 24 hours Prayer Tower on a hill. When we were at the Prayer Tower, their prophetic team would draw pictures of the vision they saw on us and gave us prophetic guidance.
In one of the meetings at Bethel School, the team of Bethel Outreach ministers came forward and shared testimonies of the awesome and divine healings occurred during their outreach evangelistic missions. They shared on how God would just lead them to pray for the disabled. There were instant healings where sight restored, the lame got up from wheelchairs and many more awesome testimonies.
The outreach ministers comprised of young men, women and even youths. Their simple minded faith and courage really touched me. It was also the first time that I witnessed such an event.
In our Chinese culture, such sharing would have been deemed to be boastful & considered ‘pride’ – a taboo. Thus, many of the Chinese ministers have lived with such false humility by not standing up to boldly testify how the Lord has used them as instruments to bless the people with the power of God.
We cannot boast about ourselves because apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5, Zechariah 4:6). When we boast about the power of God, we are giving glory to the Lord. Testimony not only gives glory to our Lord Jesus Christ, but it is also a very powerful tool to break the power of darkness.
Jesus told his disciples in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”. The command from Jesus is very clear; we receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on us. When we receive the power from God, we have to use His power to bless the people like healing the sick and setting people free from bondages. Then we shall bear witness for the Lord, testifying and glorifying Him.
The school has many anointed people who flow in various gifts of the Spirit. Ps Esther and I were blessed, when Bill Johnson laid his hands to pray for both of us. The Lord also healed me of hypertension during my stay at Redding, which I shared in my article