·POWER TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

These words are taken from my husband’s diary. His name is Pastor Richmond Sisan Leigh. They were written in 2003. At that time, he was fasting and praying for power and anointing to be a preacher of God’s Word. God answered his prayers. He became a mighty warrior for Jesus, a true man of God, a servant of Christ and a worshipper of the Most High God. My beloved husband is in heaven now, with the Lord. I am so proud of him, for even his words left behind on dusty papers are still so powerful and prophetic. Like Abel, “being dead, he still speaks” (Hebrews 11:4). My husband’s last words on earth were: “Jesus I love You! To God be all the glory!” May these words become a challenge and an encouragement to all who want to do ministry and serve the Lord Jesus Christ! I join him to say: to God be all the glory! ‘I started praying daily, every time and everywhere, in my soul, that God should empower me, and authorize me, in a special way, to preach His Gospel. I felt that I had no authority to show, or to prove, that God has sent me to preach His Gospel. I was desperate for power from on high to preach the Gospel of Christ Crucified. How can a powerless man like me, a sinner saved by grace, stand on behalf of Almighty God, who is such a great God, and talk? Who will listen? That was my question, my anxiety. This is what I was thinking. The Holy Spirit assured me that my prayer was a reasonable request. I decided to do something. I embarked on a program, to pray nonstop and at all times Throughout the months or July, August, and the larger part of September I heard nothing from God. During the last week in September the Spirit of God moved me to include fasting. I did dry fast, daily, from 6 am to 6 pm. I had done this for one week when God answered me with scriptures from the Book of Acts. He showed me how He empowered the Apostles to speak, to preach, to heal, with signs and wonders following. Hidden in the Book of Acts chapters 2, 3 and 4, were the exact words I was asking God to do for me, for us, on behalf of revival in Father’s House. The next day I found a piece of paper pasted on my door. It read this: “This period of consecration is My divine will to prepare you for the work ahead. I will personally teach you to work with Me, to worship Me, and how to give Me all the glory. I will teach you never to touch My glory if only you follow Me closely and do what I say. I will never leave you and never forsake you. Fear not! I only have called you and I only will make you to be My servant”. Then the Holy Spirit gave me the following prophetic scripture. “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them” (Isaiah 42:6-9). I believe every word. I say amen to the promise! To God be all the glory!”

Pastor Richmond Sisan Leigh(2nd of October 2003)

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