I came to Tampa with one goal in mind, to be trained up and then sent out into the four corners of the world and minister The Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have such a love for people and a desire to see them forever changed by The Fire of God, and want nothing more than to be a vessel God can use to reach a lost and dying generation.
My life would be absolutely purposeless without walking in his calling. That being said I came here hungry and willing to do whatever it takes to get to that place.
Within these past 3 weeks God has already given me a completely new mindset. I walk past people and see them differently than I ever have before. They’re no longer just a face in a crowd, but someone with a soul that I long to know if they know Jesus.
The bible says in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
God doesn’t want anyone to die, and I truly believe he has spared people in order for them to see His Grace, repent from their sins, experience His mercy, and find redemption through His blood. And we are the tools he will use to reach those who need that very thing.
God’s also reignited a new fire on the inside of me. Pastor Todd called me out one morning and I have never felt The Fire of God the way I did in that present moment. I literally was consumed from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet in The Fire of God.
He took me to a place where it was just Him and I and He spoke to me the clearest I’ve ever heard Him. He spoke to me on specific things I have been believing for and told me that He would give me my hearts desires as long as I fixed myself on Him. He told me my life is not my own, but His to give. He gives me breath, and with that breath I must proclaim His good news and go where he tells me to go, do what he tells me to do.
Since attending the River Bible Institute three weeks ago my life will never be the same. Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne I want to thank you for the scholarship and giving me this great privilege to train under the Anointing of the Holy Ghost receiving the Fire in unlimited measure. The training of the word and impartations of the spirit working together that I have received under this ministry has changed me from the inside out. I am completely sold out to the Lord surrendering to the will of God to do His completed work in me. I am totally broken in giving all that which I left behind does not compare to what I’m yet still willing to give to win the lost. I am no longer bound by the traditions of men but set free by the word of Almighty God.
My heart has been ignited by the Fire of the Holy Ghost as I hunger and thirst in the presence of God for more of the Fire and the things of God. I’ve received Boldness to preach the Gospel to the lost and win souls to Christ winning 20 people to the Lord. God has revealed that the Kingdom is now, now faith, prosperity now, provision now. Something on the inside of me changed during the message on seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places it transformed me completely. What a revelation! I have been transformed from natural to spiritual from believing to operating from the heavenly realm with Christ Jesus in the Kingdom cooperating with the Holy Ghost in my everyday walk. I pray from the position that it already have been done in the realm of the spirit instead of operation out of the natural realm waiting for things to happen, because of the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary.
It all started by the broadcast, one day I was home and a friend of mines told me about The River church she attended and she was talking about the presence of god felt strongly in the church, After she was done talking she told me “Watch Channel 2” and so I was curious about what she told me I turned it to the channel and started watching .Well, at first, I was being kind polite by listening to what she was saying but really I didn’t want to hear it because I was brought up catholic and my families beliefs are also witch craft So I believed in many things but all that I was hearing and watching on TV was a bit like “Oh wow all they talk about is winning people to the lost”. Well sooner than later I ended up attending the river and they mentioned the River bible Institute and School of worship. That day I filled out the paper and placed it in the box I honestly was not planning on attending a bible College I was prideful and I thought that it would be a waste of time , BUT also remember I’m not only prideful but I had such a religious mindset that I didn’t know the truth from the lie and I was not yet even SAVED .
Well , I keep attending the River – something keep on pulling me back (it was the love of god ) my spirit cried out and my flesh didn’t want nothing to do with what I was feeling inside. Till one day I was laying in bed and I put CTN P.Adonica was preaching and what she said touch my heart in such a way that I couldn’t refuse Jesus Into my heart I called the prayer line and accepted Christ in my heart. So, remember in the beginning how I was saying that on The broadcast all they talk about was souls, once I got saved and saw the passion that the Pastors had for the lost I understood everything in a different way. Edisandra C.
Since I have been here at Bible College the Lord has been providing for me financially and a place to live. I have not stretched my faith in such a way like I have since I came down to Bible College. God has healed my broken heart and taken away grief from losing my Mother last year. God has rekindled the flame that once had burned bright but through hardships in life went very dim.
Growing up in church I knew God but I ran from my calling and God had his hand on my life in a powerful way. When Pastor Rodney came to my Grandfather’s church I was a young girl and when he laid his hands on me I never experienced the Holy Ghost like I did that night. When I was 16 I lived in Tampa with my Father and I remember sitting in the service seeing people with joy and thinking that it was crazy….little did I know I was going to get it a short time after, it was like the scripture talking about a strong and mighty wind and before I knew it I was on the floor laughing uncontrollably……that lasted from 10:30 pm until 2:00 am!!!! I had never experienced the joy until that night.
I had got a touch from God but I didn’t have a change that needed to happen. Now being back and also going to Bible College has changed my life completely; I have been getting smacked with the fire from crying uncontrollably to laughing uncontrollably!! I have been out soul winning leading people to the Lord. I have a Holy boldness like never before and I love it. I thank God for using Pastor Rodney and Pastor Adonica to be lead by the Spirit…..Amber S.