The other night we cracked open a new neighborhood called Twin City. This place is ripe and you could feel faith rise in our team as we began to see the neighborhood was even bigger than we expected.
First off we got to preach to a group of young people hanging out around a pick up truck. Some were backsliders and others had tasted dead religion growing up so it was a joy to give them the truth. The atmosphere began to change as we shared Jesus and the reality of His present kingdom. It was definitely a divine appointment as we felt the presence of the Lord dealing with their hearts.
We knocked on a few doors with no answer and then found some more people out in the parking lot. They weren't very open and it started to feel a little discouraging but then we came across another group getting ready to get in their car.
As Renee and Rodney asked if anyone needed prayer one girl quickly responded "yes I do" and climbed back out of the car. After they ministered to her for a while she gave her heart to God. Awesome!
As this was going on a young man named Antwan came outside. We told him The kingdom of heaven was at hand and he began to just pour out his heart.
Here's the deal, his apt. had been broken into a year and a half ago. and he had decided to get revenge by hitting the thief with his car. He was up on a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and was looking at definite prison time. Their were at least six witnesses scheduled to testify against him and since he had already confess to the crime he had been preparing himself mentally to go to prison.
He rededicated his life to the Lord and we asked God to have mercy on him. We went back Saturday to follow up with him. Here's what happened all the witnesses got thrown out and the verdict was NOT GUILTY. Thank you Jesus!
He was still in shock days later as the goodness of the Lord was messing him up. We were able to minister and help him through some pretty hard issues of the heart and you could feel God's love all over him. Thank you Lord!