Second chance I received
The Holy Spirit has given me a second chance in life. At the age of 11, I was completely out of control. I drank and smoked marijuana. It got to the point where my mother chased me out of the house because, whenever I get drunk, I would get violent with her. At one time during our disagreements I was so high on drugs and as she was shouting I got so angry to the point where I nearly raped her.
I had no peace with myself or anyone around me. When I received the word of God, I saw that my ways had to change because I was going to hurt myself and the people who cared about me. I became sincere with God and I sought for the Spirit of God. It was not easy but I asked the Holy Spirit to take over my life. I gave God my time and I forgot about my own needs. I stopped all the wrong I was doing. I found peace and it is a total deliverance to have the Holy Spirit.
Diepsloot-Ext 4, Opposite the Bridge
For 17 years I kept my anger inside
I was convinced that I had been baptised with the Holy Spirit as I have been in the church since 1993 and many things have changed in my life throughout these years. But I learned in this campaign that when I am baptised with the Holy Spirit I would never hold a grudge against anyone, because forgiveness is one of the fruits of HIM. And it is by the fruits that we know if we are or are not with God. For 17 years I had not talked to my best friend. In one of the services I attended during the fast of Daniel I heard the pastors preaching about forgiveness. I became sincere with God and prayed wholeheartedly for Him to clean my heart. Something inside me broke … it was when I was seeking His Presence. Surprisingly, what was hard now is easy and I forgave my friend after a long 17 years. This 21-day-fast will be marked in my calendar forever.
Cenacle of the Holy Spirit – Soweto - 24456 Cnr Immink and Kokwane Drive, Zone 6 – Diepkloof
I was untouchable
I was involved with bad friends and we were all using drugs. We committed fraud and couldn’t care less who we hurt. One day while I was waiting for my friends, I noticed that I was standing in front of the church. Miraculously I went inside and I spoke to a pastor who told me about the chains of prayers that are conducted in the church. On that day I decided to make a change in my life. It was not long after when the 21-day fast of Daniel was introduced.
I decided to take part to give the Holy Spirit a chance in my life. I also had so much anger inside me and everyone turned their backs on me. Through the Fast of Daniel I learned to surrender my whole life to God, and was meditating everyday, reading the Bible and not watching television. This zeal made me stop doing all that was wrong and I now have peace inside my heart. I am a man dedicated to God.
Hillbrow – Stand 5219, Pretoria Street – Highpoint (next to KFC)
Grudges took over my life
I could not forgive my ex-wife for leaving me for another man and I had to care for my two-year-old child. It was hard to let go of the hurt and the grudge I held against her. When I looked at the child, I felt like drinking poison and dying. Coming to the church I had to learn to forgive, which was not easy at all. I took part in the Fast of Daniel to allow the Holy Spirit to work in me. I had to open my heart for the Spirit of God to enter.
I was sincere and determined to receive a new heart. I was baptised with the Holy Spirit. For me to receive the Holy Spirit I had to separate myself from many things, to focus on surrendering my life to Him, for example I did not watch TV, listen to any kind of music and take part in any entertainment. The Holy Spirit worked wonders inside me because I was willing to clean my heart. I forgave my ex-wife which became easy to do after I had received the Holy Spirit.
Randfontein- Roma Building, Sixth Street
I fought back
I had a void in my life for a very long time and because of that I suffered from depression. I had sleepless nights and cried all the time. I felt like a failure and my heart could not rest.
When I decided to come to the church, I opened my heart to God and I slowly learnt how to fight for a God-pleasing life. I started using my faith on the things of God. My life was slowly improving from the misery that it was. The 21-day fast of Daniel was introduced in the church and I took a step to participate in it. I wanted to have an encounter with God. I sought baptism with the Holy Spirit with all my heart. I must say it’s the best feeling to have inner peace and an assurance of my salvation. I am set free from bondage. I now have an encounter with the Holy Spirit
Alexander 1- 740 Pretoria Road
Only one step I needed to take
I used to be a judgemental person and I was always angry. I smoked, drank and used to hang out with bad friends. It was not easy for me to let go even when I started going to church and heard the pastors preaching. It took me a year to change. When the Fast of Daniel started I took part, because I wanted a change inside me. I sacrificed all the secular information I usually engaged myself in. I had to take this step to receive the Holy Spirit. With honesty before God I was baptised with the Holy Spirit and my lifestyle changed completely. I stopped doing all the things which were wrong. I do not smoke, drink and I do not judge others. The Holy Spirit has done wonders in me.
Cenacle of the Holy Spirit JHB- 25 Plein Street, Johannesburg
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