70DPCD3-6 - Derek Prince - PERSONAL TESTIMONY - Donation $4.00 - (1 of 5) - Derek begins by saying you can't argue with someone's testimony because they have lived it. He says he is going to tell about a new phase of his ministry that began around 1962 with a little background information on himself. He was born in India to British parents, spent 5 years in the British army around 1946 as a medical orderly with 4 years overseas. He became a Christian and received the Holy Spirit and was called by God after he began studying the Bible about one year into his military service. At the age of 25 he was a resident professor of philosophy in Cambridge University. He was a pastor in England for 8 or 9 years and spent 5 years as a missionary in Kenya. At the end of 1961 he and his wife went to Denmark for a visit and he went to a favorite place where God spoke to his mind (not audibly) asking, "Are you satisfied or do you want to go further"? He believed Ecclesiastes 5:1-5 and told God he would think on it and come back. When he went back he told God "No, I'm not. If there is anything further I want it." God's answer to him personally was: 1. Be willing to go forward in faith and 2. You will need a strong body (He had been putting on too much weight). He then went on to become a pastor in 1963 in Seattle, WA of an Independent Pentecostal Congregation in which he was introduced to deliverance through a unique experience which he relates in this teaching. He said he has been a full-time minister from 1946 until the present *approximately 24 years at that time). He tells the teaching God gave him concerning the book of Joel on desolation, restoration and judgment explaining that the desolation affects every area of the inheritance of God's people, also clarifying the fig tree and the vine. Derek says God's people need to be purified, reunited and empowered then go out and do the job that has been waiting for 19 centuries to be done. Preach the gospel in all the world for witnesses in all nations. He dismisses this interesting teaching/testimony after a word of prayer.