God changed my life; I realised He had done what He promised, God had filled me with a new fire and passion. After my first visit to Jerusalem in 1961 I became a missionary to Israel, coming up to eight times a year, bringing tourists. In order to get to Jerusalem I had to go behind the Iron Curtain, through communist countries, and God opened my eyes to a new vision. In 1964, only three and a half years after my first visit to Jerusalem, I discovered I had throat cancer. I went to the Word of God for my healing. The Bible is the most powerful book in the world! All the power and authority that God has is revealed in His Word! After three months of praying and believing, I went to the hospital where they confirmed that God had worked a miracle; God had cut my cancer out as with a knife. In 1961, I went to Jerusalem wanting a new anointing, a new fire - three and a half years later I got what I sought when He healed my cancer.
All my life I have been desperate to meet with Jesus, to see His power and glory here on earth. Why did I first go to Russia, why do I have the ministry I have today? My first visit behind the Iron Curtain was over 50 years ago. I was an evangelist, a pastor in England, yet I had seen how the church had lost the anointing, lost the power. I was determined that I would have an experience with God that was incorruptible, that would last until the appearing of Christ. When you meet with Jesus, when His fire comes into you, you become a changed person: from a powerless individual into a mighty man of God.
When we give God everything, He fills us with His Spirit; it becomes a tangible presence in our lives. But to receive this anointing we have to surrender everything first, so that God can fill us with all His power and glory. When I was a child, God didn't call me as an evangelist, pastor or missionary, He asked for everything, a life fully surrendered to His purposes. - God asks the same of you; will you surrender everything to God so that He can give you the gift of His Spirit?
I was so excited when I read in Leviticus 6.13 that when the priests lit the fire they were told it must never go out! I received the fire of God when I was 13 and it has never gone out! I’ve seen too many people who allow the fire to fade, but if the fire is from God, the command is that you must not let it go out!