Dr Sarah Shan (China)
Came to the 5th Joshua Camp in Malacca for the first time but I didn’t receive much from the Lord. However, it does not stop me from further coming to the 6th Joshua Camp as I begin to see many of her old habits have begun to wear off one by one. I had a dream about the Confirmation Anointing and in this Camp I am so happy the Lord blesses me with this anointing. Holy Laughter also helps me a lot to overcome my depression and melancholic character. At one time I feel like crying but the Holy Spirit instead activated Holy Laughter in me. The Lord does not want me to be sad anymore. If we have sadness we can unknowingly open ourselves for other unpleasant things like depression, sadness, hopelessness to come into our lives. I consider many of you so fortunate because you have an easy platform to exercise the Spiritual Gifting that the Lord has given. Once you have the Gifting you must be careful because the enemy will try to steal it from you by putting doubts. Hold on to what the Lord has given and let it take roots. Use it wisely and with faith. You will certainly see it will increase from power to power and glory to glory. Thank you Lord.
Sis Marianne (China)
I came from a very traditional church in Beijing. I did not tell them I came to this Joshua Camp. I read the announcement from the website http://www.ckrm.org/ and I got interested because I have never heard of the Fire Anointing and the Lord is doing so many things in CKRM. I am not sure I did the right thing by coming so far from my homeland to attend this camp. Finally, I am glad I did. Anyway, sister Sarah helped me in finalizing all the other details of booking the flight tickets, hotels etc. The Lord spoke to me before coming to open my eyes to see His works and hear the testimonies of His people in the camp. In this camp I saw so many manifestation of the Holy Spirit. It is really an eye opener for me but somehow I feel the peace of God within me. The Lord says these manifestations are My works so do not be afraid. I was having a bad flu that I could not talk before coming. However, when I arrived as I began to worship God the flu was amazingly healed. When Ps Paul called for waves of Fire to come down I really felt the power of God flowing into me as I opened my heart to receive.
Dr Lilibeth David (Philippines)
I am from the Philippines and this is the first time I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire. As Ps Paul said the Fire is coming down I felt the power of God filled part of my body. Interestingly, I felt a headache in my head that comes and go as the power of God came upon me. I believe the Lord has started to work in my life and it will continue to bless me spiritually.
I come from a family of 13 members. One thing I really need is the father’s love. I have been seeking spiritual things but no fulfillment so far. I have found the love of our heavenly Father in the Camp. I received the Holy Laughter and the Roar of the Lion of Judah. I find the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the Camp are very radical but somehow I feel that heaven was on Earth. I could really feel the presence of the Lord here.
Sis Jenifer Lim (Singapore)
I stopped attending CKRM 3 years ago in Singapore. Last Friday when I received a call from Ps Paul I was surprised and was speechless at first. I have never thought of coming back to CKRM. Somehow last October I had a prompting that I needed God’s power to do the things He called me to do. I simply need the Anointing of Fire again. If I want to support a pastor’s ministry especially in prayers and intercession I need God to touch me again. I am glad I came to this camp because when Ps Paul called for the Fire to come down, I really felt the heat on my back and it was so hot. Previously what I could not understand the ministry of CKRM. It is so clear now as the Lord spoke to me that what Ps Paul did in CKRM ministry was prophetic act.
Sis Tan Chui Swan (Singapore)
I do not have any knowledge about the Holy Spirit in the beginning. When I first baptized in the Holy Spirit and in Fire my hand began to tremble and out of ignorance I tried to hold my hand so that it would not tremble. The next encounter in CKRM when the power of God hit me I was on the floor was 7 hours. I felt there was a lot of power in me and when I heard a sister was crying I began to cry with her and prayed with her. I did not know that the Holy Spirit had used me to minister to people. I begin to experience wonderful things because there is a voice that talks to me from within. This voice guides me and corrects me when I make mistakes. Holy Spirit speaks to me and guides me step by step daily. He also begins to anoint me to play the keyboard well because my knowledge of playing the keyboard was minimal. I begin to have self-esteem and confidence to do anything that the Lord wants me to do. I am more and more sensitive to the Holy Spirit each day. Praise God for bringing me to CKRM.
Sis Isa (Singapore)
I had my first encounter with God in a wonderful manner. There was an altar church in one of a church meeting and after they prayed for me my body began to tremble. As worship music starts I began to sway my body in the manner of worship. This continued even when I was at home. I began to worship God intensely and I was slained and fell on the floor for hours. I woke up and continued to worship the Lord and fell again. It went on the whole night. I was tipsy and was drunk in the Spirit but when I shared many Christians could not understand me. In worship I feel my spirit is connected to God’s Spirit. In worship, the Holy Spirit led me to do many creative moves which many churches could not accept my actions. I felt so depressed that I told God I wanted to stop worshipping him. At the same time I fear God too. One day God told me just to fear Him and not men. I thanked God for sister Cynthia for bringing me to CKRM. After empowerment in CKRM I have grown spiritually and at times of worship I could discern the fruits of a person when the Holy Spirit reveals to me the voice of the person’s heart for example the person is loving, caring, full of hatred etc. I thank God for bringing me to CKRM where indeed the ministry is truly led by the Holy Spirit.
I would like to thank sister Janet for inviting me to this camp. When Ps Paul called the Fire of the Holy Spirit to come down I felt an experience which I have never encounter before. In everything I do I always seek the Lord first and true enough the Lord spoke to me in a dream to go ahead and attend the Joshua Camp. The Lord said “I am going to anoint you. Open your heart and I will show you my signs and wonders.” The Lord also asked me to read the book of Acts of the Bible. In this camp I can conclude that our God is a faithful God. He is real and forever faithful. Thank you Lord.
Joel How (Malaysia)
I have attended all Joshua Camp without fail and I begin to see the works of God grows from power to power and glory to glory. Too much knowledge of the scriptures without revelation makes us very religious at times. Don’t get me wrong. The Word of God is very important but without the oil (Holy Spirit) to illuminate the Word, the Word just remains as “logos.” Jesus spoke of the leaven in Mark 8:13-21. He was warning them about the influences of the mind that can rob us of the nutrients of revelation and renewal- Bill Johnson. In this camp I observed those who came hungry for God and with a wide opened heart, the Lord never fail to touch them in a special way. Where the wind of God is blowing, we must quickly set our sail to catch the Wind and move with the Holy Spirit. I have been a God chaser for many years. In many meetings the Holy Spirit is present but in CKRM the Holy Spirit moves freely. I thank the Lord because when the storm came in my life, by His grace He made me realized that the Lord is in the boat with me.
The Lord spoke to my spirit so loud and clear that he has not made His beloved faithful children to become orphans when He left Malacca when Ps Paul called us out to be prayed for. Matthew 13:16-17. 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. The Lord is marvellous and too good for no words can describe His goodness well enough. I am looking forward to the 7th Joshua Camp in May 2011 and I can’t wait to be part of what the Lord is going to do in 2011.
Sis Nellie Quek (Malaysia)
18th September was a day I remember so well. It was a day preceded by months of spiritual testing and challenges; only to be followed by another two months of uncertainties. It was the day when the Lord put me to the test of obedience. He instructed me to leave CKRM Malacca. Did you say leave? Yes, you heard right. Leave. But where should I go now? The Lord instilled upon my heart to stay at home, spend time in His presence and study His word. Does this mean I am to go to CKRM Petaling Jaya then? Not until the 6th Joshua Camp, was the answer I received.
On the 1st October, I received prompting for a 7 day fast. This was to be followed by a 40 day fast preceding the Joshua Camp. A few days into the latter fast, I encountered difficulties. When I sought the Lord, the word was to stop the fast. Then 1 month prior to the Joshua Camp, my attempts to make online hotel reservation encountered problems. “ Lord, are you telling me something? Am I not supposed to go? ” There was no answer. A week before the Joshua Camp, I finally had the release to attend the camp but only for Saturday, 27th November. Hence when Pastor Paul called me on the 25th, I informed him that I was only going for that one day.
A few days prior to the camp, the prompting came for a “water only” fast for the 3 days of the Joshua Camp. “Oh Lord, grant me the strength to obey” I earnestly prayed. You see, I had never undertaken such a fast in my entire life. Saturday morning saw me up at 6am waiting for the taxi to take me to P.J. for the camp. On waking up earlier, I felt dizzy and unwell and contributing it to low blood sugar, I asked the Lord whether I could have a drink. When I got a “yes”, I quickly asked whether I could also have bread. Hardly a minute after consuming the Milo and the bread, I became so nauseated and threw up everything. After which I felt so ‘normal’ and so good. Praise God. He understood and forgave my moment of weakness.
Midway through Pastor Paul’s sharing that Saturday, I received the prompting that I was to come back the next day. That evening, I went back to Malacca. When I awoke on Sunday morning, I felt sick. I had abdominal cramps, giddiness, nausea and was retching. I felt awful but I know I must obey God and go back to P.J. “Lord, help me. I feel really sick. If the fast is from you, I should be well. I don’t know what is happening.” I then heard a voice instructing me to take honey but only just a sip. When I arrived at CKRM P.J at 8am, I was the complete picture of health ! To God be the Glory.
Needless to say, I had a most blessed time at the 6th Joshua Camp. The anointing was so strong and tangible. At one point, Pastor Paul called for the Malaccans to go to the altar. The anointing was so strong that I was totally overcome by it. We had an awesome time of praise and worship on Sunday. For the first time in my conservative life, I increasingly became oblivious of the people around me, abandoning all restraint and just allowing the Holy Spirit to take full control of me. I felt so alive, praising and worshipping the Lord with my fellow brethren; in unity, and as one, in the body of Christ. I felt like I had finally come home. This is where I belong. Amen.
CKRM is full of power – Sis Rainbow from China
The LORD has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign LORD Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians. (Jer 50:25)
The Lord really has a arsenal, I thought it was just an analogy when I first read it.
When Sis Sarah first invited me to go to CKRM, I didn’t plan to go. I was receptive of the charismatic movement and received power for a while before falling away. Subsequently, I didn’t feel much when I attended charismatic meetings and was reduced to just being an observer with much fear and doubt about the charismatic. But I was determined not to give up, I longed to be greatly anointed as to set the captives free so that Christians will enjoy going to church (going to church was sheer torture in the past). When I first became charismatic, I would forsake food and water just to remain in the meetings in fear of wasting even a second of time. How I long for such times to recur again. After reading the postings on the CKRM Website, I felt that the anointing is very strong and seeing that Sis Sarah (who had attended CKRM”s meeting before) was pretty normal too, I was willing to go and take a look.
On the first day, there is still a lot of fear in me, especially the fear of being “contaminated”. Nobody was to touch me and I shook hands with others reluctantly. Furthermore, during charismatic meetings, I didn’t even feel anything and I have at times doubted whether the charismatic experiences I had in the past were real or not. Jesus said “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? (Jer 23:29). There was someone using a spiritual hammer to smash the strongholds in people’s head and I went out to let a sister to “hammer” me twice (it is like grasping empty air and welding a hammer as if it is there). Back then, I didn’t feel anything but after I was seated, I felt that there was a spot in my head where anointing could now enter (it is hard to explain what anointing is if one has never move in the Holy Spirit). To my surprise, the “hammer” works. I couldn’t explain why but I roughly know what had happened (to me).
Later on, Bro Thomas imparted lighting anointing to me via prayer. With my eyes closed, I could see a red lightning flashed past in the darkness. I thought somebody was taking photographs but it wasn’t the case. Then he (Bro Thomas) imparted the “blowing” anointing to me and I could blow on and on. In the past, I could only looked on like an idiotic spectator during charismatic meetings and perceived that I don’t move in the charismatic but in my heart, I was not convinced. I never thought that I could receive this anointing with a sober mind and without effort. Praying back home, the anointing is strong and it made me realize that I have been greatly restored. Most importantly, I am no longer afraid and suddenly became bold and courageously.
On the second day, I rejoiced when Sis Shan received the “confirmation” anointing. When you talked to her, there is no pretense since she could only reply what is truly in her heart. She told me the principle of being willing to be crucified together with Christ on the cross and I suddenly understood. As I truly understand her (Sis Shan) now, I felt that I should treat her and the brothers & sister better. I especially wanted to treat my husband better. I felt that since we cannot see the hearts of men, we tend to be lacking in compassion. I purpose in my heart not to quarrel upon returning home. Agape also has confirmation anointing, which is those who are slain on the floor with will say “YES ---“ etc with their eyes closed. But in CKRM, I saw this anointing in operation with everybody sober and the power is great.
On the third day, in the midst of worship, I forgave an evangelical shepherd whom I have always been unable to forgive. The worship that day was fantastic; I expressed my longing for Christ. I thought of God coming to save us, not condemn us and I pleaded with Him to give me a God-fearing heart. Later on, as I sat on the floor, Holy fire came falling on me although nobody prayed for me. This is because I made a prayer offering myself willinglyon the Lord’s altar. Bro Thomas gave me “water that turned into wine”, it looked like he was holding empty air in his hands but when I drank it, my mouth tasted wine and I couldn’t stop laughing. I felt overjoyed and my movements were agile. Later on, Pastor Paul gave me fire wine and my mouth was puffing with fire, as if drunk. I am not a drinker but drinking wine this way is great. I can drink more without fear of drunkenness. Once happy, I no longer have worries. The joy of the Lord is my strength.
The brothers and sisters of CKRM were very friendly and imparted their anointing to me. It’s a pity that being the last daym there isn’t much time left. If there had been more time, I would have gotten even more. The first day upon returning home, I was feeling down. But the moment I started to pray, the strong presence of the Holy Spirit caused me to be very happy. CKRM’s anointing is different from other charismatic churches. Indeed, every place has a different and unique anointing; our God is a rich God. CKRM could look into the needs of everyone and is very powerful in spiritual warfare.
Later on, I read in the bible “After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. (Gen 3:24) and discovered “flaming sword flashing back and forth” is one of God’s weapons.
Dr Lilibeth David
Jenifer Lim 姐妹
Tan Chui Swan 姐妹
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