Pentecostal Church Mannheim
Miracles still happen - Ethopia 1
Many people ask whether God still works miracles in this day and age. There would not be enough room to tell about the countless miracles which God is still performing even today. I have heard numerous reports from our churches in Ethiopia. These reports also provide an answer for those who argue, "But what about the man in the jungle who has never heard about God, will he be saved?"
In northwest Ethiopia, there was a woman with three children who was in great need. She was a Moslem, and she cried out to God, asking that He would help her in her needy situation. God sent an angel to her, who said, "Go to Addis Ababa and visit a church there, and be baptized in Jesus' name. Then you will also receive the Holy Ghost."
Holding the hands of her two children and with the smallest child on her back, she set off on the long journey, comprising of over 186 miles. Upon arrival in the capital city in the evening after having traveled for a long time, she knocked on the front door of her brother's house, who also happened to be a Moslem. He was astounded and shocked, and he asked her to explain what had happened. She answered, "I saw an angel, and he told me that I should go to a church here in Addis Ababa - so that I can be baptized in Jesus' name."
Her brother answered, "Should I drive you to the police station or, preferably, to the madhouse?" In the morning, as they were leaving the house, the woman saw the angel again and said, "There's the man who told me all this," and she pointed to him. But her brother could not see anybody. The angel then told her that they should follow him with the car. Her brother drove the car, and after a while, they stood in front of the house of the pastor of the Ethiopian United Pentecostal Church in Addis Ababa. They stopped the car, but she did not see the angel anymore.
The brother and his sister knocked on the door, and the pastor opened it and invited them in. He wanted to explain to her in detail about the baptism in Jesus' name. At that point, the woman said that the angel already told her everything on the way. She was baptized in the name of Jesus, and immediately received the Holy Ghost. Despite all this, her brother still refused to believe.
After the birth of Jesus Christ, God used a star to lead the wisemen to Jesus. This Ethiopian woman was lead by a "star" also, an angel.
Today, although we may not have the visit of an angel, if we read the Word of God with an open and hungry heart, His word will lead us right into a beautiful relationship with Jesus Christ!
A man testified about what God had done in his life: "I had an appointment at the hospital in Awasa. I arrived there, and when it was my turn, they rolled me into the operating room. Everything was ready. I was lying on the operating table, and just as the doctors were about to begin, the electricity was suddenly cut off in the whole city. (This is normal - almost everyday the electricity suddenly goes off. This particular hospital did not have a generator). No electricity - now what? As a result, they sent me home after having made another appointment.
I heard about the conference being held by the ACE - (United Pentecostal Church of Ethiopia) and ended up going there. There I received healing from Jesus Christ; now I do not have to return to the hospital anymore."
Remarks from Pastor Wey: It's like this in this world, they have their power failures, but Gods power station - Jesus - never fails. He is the same yesterday, today and throughout eternity.