The DROGHEDA Outreach
Numerous obstacles overcome by the Lord, the day arrived.
We had a distinguished, Christian visitor, an English pastor who contacted us and immediately offered unconditional support and immediate help. Rev. Kim Freeborn, a director for 18 years of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, an international ministry and founder of Passion for Souls International, blessed us with his testimony.
Kim insisted from the start that he would pay all his own expenses, flights, hotel, car hire etc. etc. so as not to burden our small ministry. We all knew that a powerful meeting was imminent when he recounted his frightening flight from Italy to Ireland when the plane was tossed about in a severe storm. As it happened ALL hotels in the area were fully booked and he accepted Paul’s original invitation to stay at his home. This turned out for the good as we all enjoyed wonderful fellowship and a solid friendship was established.
Initially we were disappointed at what appeared to be only a small crowd present, fifteen minutes before starting time. It was no consolation when a local Christian leader of a small church said that after three years and €15,000 of advertisements only four new people had attended his group. “This is a hard town to open up”, he said. However, on the Five Fold’s last visit the venue had been crammed with over 500 people and the hotel had run out of chairs.
When a lady advised us of a misprint in a local paper that had announced the meeting commencing an hour later, we considered delaying the start. But when we surveyed the sick people some of whom had traveled hundreds of miles and of course knowing that God’s perfect plan would come into being, we went ahead as if the hotel was packed.
The Lord as usual, was faithful for despite the slow start this proved to be one of our most powerful, God – ordained meeting so far. Miracles in ABUNDANCE! Over 100 accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
The meeting began with some extra good news just received. A young girl critically injured in an accident earlier in the week had lain in a coma for more than 20 hours. She had been rushed to a Dublin hospital to undergo brain surgery to remove a massive blood clot. Her father had asked Paul to pray. Within hours she awoke from her coma, sat up and asked for toast. She left hospital within days without need of an operation as the clot was “gone”. Praise the Lord. The father, Joe Nolan of Wexford, asked that full details be announced at the meeting.
Paul addressed the then small crowd, reading Isaiah 53, explaining clearly Jesus’s sacrifice and that the Blood of Jesus sets them free. As he preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and risen, people began to be healed even before Paul had laid hands on them. Then he made one altar call and a wave of almost every person there surged forward to accept Jesus.
We were surrounded at the front and with all that was happening there, didn’t notice what was happening at the back. As people were healed, delivered and set free they were leaving and being replaced all night by new people including those brought back by now new, baby Christians.
Paul individually led people in the repentance prayer CONTINUOUSLY, from 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm without a break. Spending only minutes with each and often more than one resting in the spirit at a time, we felt that the queue was never-ending, especially as when we had first looked there was only about seventy people there. Even when the hall was deserted approaching midnight, a healed, new believer returned with two teen-age children so that they too could have this new relationship with Jesus.
The presence of the Lord was powerful, beautiful, all pervading and reduced many to tears. Miracle after miracle was manifested continuously for hours. The majority of those there, instantly received miraculous total healing. A very small number received what appeared to be partial healing but we know that the Lord said regarding healing, “they shall recover”. HE didn’t say when or always instantly.
We had never had the facilities (nor really the interest) in professionally recording these meetings. One amateur attempt by a visitor in the past had been unsatisfactory. You can imagine our delight when Kim Freeborn, the founder of Passion for Souls International and our very welcome guest who helped immensely, informed us that he had brought his camcorder and was a dab hand at filming. For the first time ever we had someone record the outreach. He filmed only the outreach highlights carefully managing the limited amount of available battery power.
This however included scores of miracles and even a close up record of a TOTALLY BLIND person recovering her eyesight INSTANTLY.
Paul had said, “In three seconds after I lay hands on you Jesus is going to heal you perfectly and you will see again”. With that he removed her black glasses and said, “In the Name of Jesus be healed”.
The ladies daughter was overcome with emotion on seeing Jesus heal her mother instantly, and repeatedly said, “God Bless you(s)”. Later we learned that the lady had lost her eyesight in an accident and that the doctors had stated that her condition was inoperable and permanent.
There is only one healer. All thanks and glory to our loving God, Jesus Christ.five fold ministry ireland
Many were healed from crippling diseases as sticks, crutches and walking aids were cast aside. Several times I had to run after folk to return their discarded aids, people who moments earlier had been too terrified to let go of sticks, as they now rushed joyously back to their families without help.
Deaf people were healed. Catholic nuns came forward for prayer. Some people were delivered discreetly, so as not to frighten those close by, particularly as the majority of the crowd had never been to a prayer meeting or outreach before.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.john 14:12
Most were not bible readers. The people were the most mannerly, calm crowd we had ever experienced, all waiting patiently, good humouredly for their opportunity to repent whilst listening to anointed music from our small music ministry who played tirelessly all night without a break.
Kim continued to record scores of men and women, one by one, invite Jesus into their hearts as their Lord and Saviour, as they received the gift of salvation that HE paid for.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.Matt. 7:20 (kjv)
I close with the Good News, yet again by the Grace of God the Five Fold Ministry outreach, has been successful.
The enemy IS defeated. The Grace and Power of the Holy Spirit has again led many lost to the Lord.
HIS Grace and Mercy have set the captives free. VICTORY IS THE LORD’S alone. Hallelujah!
……For this purpose the Son of God
was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
(1 John 3:8)
Our heartfelt thanks to prayer warriors everywhere. Heb.6:10 .
May the Spirit of our Lord go before you and be upon you to keep you safe and prosper your ministries for HIS harvest.
Your brother in Christ, Harry.
Did you think that healing was only for people 2000 years ago? No!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Heb. 13:8