It was by the shores of Lake George, New York, in the winter of 1993, that I had a life changing encounter with the Holy Spirit at a Dunamis event.
People sometimes use the phrase “life changing” without really meaning that it changed their life.
I mean it.
The healing and empowering work of the Holy Spirit changed the course of my life.
Ten years later, when PRMI offered the first Advanced Healing and Deliverance Course, I was quick to sign up. The teaching, reading, and practical experience that make up the course once again changed my life, and the lives of many around me.
The Advanced Healing and Deliverance course equipped me in three primary ways.
First, it gave me the opportunity to grow up in Christ as I received more healing as a part of the course process.
Second, the structure of the course (direct teaching, reading, small group practicum) assisted me in building a biblical and intellectual foundation simultaneous to acquiring practice and skill in praying with people seeking healing and deliverance.
Third, the course encouraged me to try out what I was learning. My project for the course was tied into my work as a youth camp director. As a result of the course hundreds of kids, teens, and adults experienced the healing ministry of Jesus, and many came to Christ, confessing Him as Savior and Lord for the first time.
Over the past nine years I’ve been blessed to mentor groups of students through three Advanced Healing and Deliverance courses, and to encourage friends and parishioners to attend.
In the most recent course, two parishioners from a church plant I supervise participated in the course. Both are leaders in the healing ministry that is being poured into the foundation of this new church. The Advanced Healing and Deliverance course has give in them a firm foundation for the growth of the ministry in their church.
Being involved in healing and deliverance ministry has born fruit in my own parish ministry, and in the communities around my parish.
I recently was asked to teach on the link between inner healing and deliverance, and on the deliverance process.
Today I received a phone call asking if I would work with an established inner healing team who have discerned a young woman they are praying with needs deliverance.
A couple ministering to Muslim women in our area has asked if I will partner with them to teach them as they feel ill-equipped (don’t we all?).
While I may work within their own context, I have been quick to mention the excellent training available through PRMI, and am encouraging them to pray about being a part of the next course.
Jesus said, “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10 ESV) Praise God for the equipping opportunity that PRMI has made available to us that enables us to join Jesus in what he came to do.
Rev. Becki Neumann+
Rector, South Riding Anglican Church