It’s Time –for the harvest! — Marian Fitz-Gibbon

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South Africa has been promised that we are on the verge of a mighty harvest.

There has been so much prayer backing and more united prayer with ‘Its Time’ that we can be expecting this harvest and great turn around in all the spheres of society.

The prophetic words that have been given to us as a nation are so filled with hope and fruitfulness.

What is our response
When prophetic words are released over the nation that a harvest of souls are coming into the Kingdom then it is helpful if not essential to be equipped on how to share one’s testimony of Jesus and how to pray for people in different contexts.

Having witnessed and been part of Kingdom Encounter’s simple yet highly effective evangelism model here in South Africa over the past few years, I feel compelled to share it with you on the dawn of what I believe will be a tsunami of souls.

Kingdom Encounter’s 5 step healing and power evangelism

1. Approach — how best can I approach a person
Approach a person wherever you are, at your office, at school, at the shops, at a social gathering.

When you do approach them do it with the love of the Lord. Look at them through the eyes of the Lord.

Treat them with respect and honour.

As you approach them, be confident that Jesus will heal them and meet with them.

Be friendly as you introduce yourself.

Take note of any apparent physical needs. If a person is limping, then that’s a clue for healing.

Word of knowledge approach
Sometimes one can get an impression for a person about a physical need or things that are going on in their lives. Try asking “would you like me to share what I sensed when I approached you?” This evokes curiosity and invites conversation.

If the person is interested, then you can share the impression you had with them. If you miss it can be an icebreaker to a spiritual conversation. You can then ask if they have any other needs.

With this model there are three ways you can get a word of knowledge:

See it — this is a picture in your mind that the Lord gives you. It often seems like a picture you imagined, but it is outside your train of thought.

Feel it — you feel a pain or sensation in your body that is not your own pain. Likewise, you can feel an emotion that is not your own emotion.

Think it — this is an inner knowing or sense that something is true without an understanding of why you know it to be true.

Most words of knowledge come as quick, fleeting impressions.

The person you have approached will ask you how you got this information. The best answer is that you are a follower of Jesus and He knows your condition and He shared it with you.

Kingdom Encounter’s 5 step healing and power evangelism
1. Approach — how best can I approach a person
2. Ask
3. Pray — How do we pray
4. Assess — What happened as a result?
5. Explain — Help the person understand

2. Ask
Now that you have established that the person has a certain condition, listen to the Holy Spirit for more information and insight regarding the situation.

Ask the person where the pain is. How they rate the pain 0 to 10 (10 being the worst).

How long have they had the pain? What caused it?

Ask if you can pray for them. Ask if you can place your hand on them. Keep your eyes open when you pray. They can keep their eyes open too.

3. Pray — How do we pray
Speak with confidence in the authority Jesus has given us. Use prayers of command, not petitioning prayers. Invite the presence of the Holy Spirit to come.

Speak to the pain or condition and tell it to go.

In public settings you only have 15-30 seconds to pray for someone. Think about the checkout point at Pick ‘n Pay!

Most often when praying for healing, there is a spirit of infirmity or trauma attached. Command the spirit to leave, such as “I command infirmity to go, and break the power of trauma.”

4. Assess — What happened as a result?
Ask the person what they are beginning to experience in their body.

They may experience relief of symptoms, warmth, tingling, coolness or a sense of God’s presence. They may not understand what is happening or they may experience nothing.

Ask them where the pain level is now on the 0 to 10 scale.

Ask them to move and do something they couldn’t do before to test the effectiveness of the prayer process.

Pointing out God’s activity keeps connection in the prayer process.

Ask them if you can pray again if the situation requires.

5. Explain — Help the person understand
Without explanation, people will not always draw the correct conclusions from their experience.

Tell them that what they experienced was Jesus coming near them because He loves them. He’s real and He desires a relationship with them. Explain the gospel of salvation in simple terms.

Tell them what God did in their body He wants to do in their whole life. Explain how they can connect more with Jesus. You can invite them into community with your local church.

Brian Blount on the set of Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural.

Brian Blount on ‘Sid Roth … Its Supernatural’
Brian Blount says Jesus is calling ordinary, everyday believers to be themselves and step into the extraordinary works of the Kingdom. Right where you are!

Earlier this year South Africa had the privilege of having Brian Blount and his team here teaching and training ordinary folk how to pray for folk in everyday situations.

Brian’s on the Senior leadership team of the Crestwood Vineyard Church in Oklahoma City, USA.

The simple model that is laid out above is one that Brian follows and is so easy to use.

Sid Roth from the TV programme Its Supernatural interviewed Brian you can watch the interview below:

Faith of a mustard seed
So often when reaching out to pray for a person we feel that we are facing an impossible mountain that needs to be moved.

In the conversation between Jesus and His disciples, Jesus understood this dilemma and likened it to needing an amount of faith only the size of a mustard seed, the smallest seed available, which grows the largest tree and flavours food amazingly.

In the interview between Brian Blount and Sid Roth there is a story that will touch your heart and bring home the illustration in a South African way.

We may be facing mountains here in the financial sector. You might be facing a physical challenge, or a social need. The media could do with inspiration and support, while businesses certainly are facing mountains. Many families feel the pressure from the different areas of education and beliefs and we haven’t even covered all the sectors that the average person faces daily.

For some people it’s a mountain just to get out of bed! But Jesus says say to that mountain with just a mustard seed of faith be removed according to Matthew 17:20 and it will be removed.

South Africa our mountains are moving!

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you — Matthew 17:20

One Comment

  1. Fabulous article Marian and so helpful. Bless you.