I was at the conference at Harrisburg last Saturday. My name is Jean and my husband Curt was there. As I was soaking I went to Jesus as I have many times before in a meadow with a lake and mountains. I have been going there with Him over the past year as I have battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. I had never been to the Father. I thought He was so Holy that He was to be revered and I could not go to Him. During the soaking Jesus took me to throne room. I sat on my Daddy’s lap for the first time. I was so loved by Him. Writing this just fills me up knowing His love for me. I am undone with it. As I sat on His lap Jesus sat at His right side and Daddy had me lay my head on His lap and my feet on Jesus. Then I floated away from them and they wrapped me with a material that came from both of them like a loving cocoon and I floated over a deep blue river in front of the throne. I must have fallen asleep like that. It was amazing! That was the morning session. In the afternoon I had waves and waves of love and I must have slept, it was so restful.
At church Sunday Pastor Denny spoke about all of us in the church needing to develop our own relationship with the Father. It is our responsibility to develop that and no one can do it for you. How timely. He prayed for a group of us who wanted a deeper relationship. As I was standing there during the prayer I was in the meadow with Jesus and he began pouring oil on my head I was saturated in it. Then He took me to the Father and I sat in His lap and loved on Him. It was wonderful! After that I was prayed for by a wonderful man in our church for healing. I told him what had happened at the soaking session and he was so blessed he cried I think it was 10 minutes before he could pray for me. When he did pray for me he waited to hear from the Father what he should pray it was with such intent. The Holy Spirit came and I went down like a did Saturday when you prayed for me. This love just continues to build. I was in the bathroom this morning which is my prayer closet. I go there and pray, I could not pray for at least 15 minutes, the love of the Father was so intense it just kept coming in waves and I sat in His lap again and we hugged one another and loved each other. I have had waves of love off and on all today. I get so choked up with how much love there is. I am so blessed and so happy I went to the soaking conference. Thank you for your ministry. I know had a breakthrough and I am excited to see what develops as I continue to soak.
God Bless you both,
I want to express my appreciation for our friendship and for your ministry to the Body of Christ as well as your present ministry here at Seattle Revival Center. We have had the Soaking Prayer Center here at Seattle Revival Center for the past 5 years, ever since you invited me up to Kalona BC for an In His Presence weekend seminar. After attending and upon my return I shared the vision of Soaking Prayer with the Senior Pastor and the rest of our pastorial team. The go ahead was given and we began to hold Soaking Prayer in our chapel on Tuesday evenings. I have seen the Lord over the years affirm the discipline of Waiting on the Lord or Soaking Prayer as a key to experiencing His Presence and love in a deeper way. I have watched many lives changed through the simple discipline of spending time in His Presence and letting Father do in us what we are unable to do for ourselves. One lady was actually physically blown off her mat as the Holy Spirit came upon her in a powerful way. As she lay there tears flowed down her cheeks and she heard the Lord say “Tears, wiping away all the fears, healing all the years.” She has never been the same since.
In 2010 the Lord had us reopen the Healing Rooms and incorporate Soaking Prayer with the Pacific Northwest Healing House. We open up the Soaking Center at 6:00pm on Sunday evenings and then begin to pray for the sick at 7:00pm. Throughout the whole evening those needing healing are encouraged to spend time in His Presence before and after prayer. This combination has a greater impact on their lives touching them physically and refreshing and restoring their souls through intimacy with the Father. My wife and I along with another couple who are Restoring The Foundations Healing House Ministers oversee Pacific Northwest Healing House here at SRC which uses the RTF model to minister healing to the whole person. We regularly incorporate Soaking Prayer in our RTF Healing and Deliverance Seminars and Issue Focus Seminars as we spend time waiting on the Lord to reveal what he wants to heal within the individuals present in our RTF seminars. From these sessions many are introduced to the practice of Soaking and carry it on into their personal Christian experience. The leadership of SRC see Soaking Prayer as a core value in what we do. Our young people love to “Soak” and look forward to doing so on the nights they meet for youth. We have a home group which practices it often. I have also seen my grandchildren who just turned 4 practice soaking to some of their favorite worship music. It is really precious to see them laying on the floor with hands raised asking for the Holy Spirit to come and touch their lives. So no matter what age your are soaking can be a valuable experience. Soaking certainly is not all we do here at SRC but the means to an end or a Christian discipline to bring greater intimacy with Father so we might be filled with His Love so we can give it away. Thanks so much for your ministry and input into what God is doing here at Seattle Revival Center, You Are Loved!
Greg J Daley, Associate Pastor, Seattle Revival Center
I wanted to report about a healing I received while at the Soaking in the Father’s Love Weekend. I have had some sort of injury with my left side, most likely exercise related, which has been affecting the large muscle groups of the leg. The pain ran from just above the hip nearly to the knee. I have been putting up with this for months, probably closer to a year. Finances and everything being what it was, I kept putting off going to the doctor. My massage therapist suggested that I stop my exercise program for a time and see if the body would heal. I also had to stop walking for exercise since that caused the pain to increase as well. Even with stopping walking and Curves, the pain became worse. It got to the point that I could not sleep on my left side. After about 10 minutes of resting in that position, the pain was so intense and radiated so much all about my left side, that I had to change position immediately. I began sleeping on the couch thinking I could sleep on my right side and lean up against the back and therefore get a better nights sleep. That also caused pressure for some reason. It felt like even the pressure of the left side weighing down on the skeletal frame caused so much discomfort. The only place I could sleep without pain was on my back. I thought it might be an issue best addressed by chiropractic, so began to save up for treatment.
So, the happy day of the soaking weekend arrived. The excellent live worship and quiet and gentle atmosphere was such a treat for busy lives. We are involved in children’s ministries at a church up north and have been teaching and leading preschool thru 5th graders how to still themselves and listen for God’s whisper during out soaking/listening prayer sessions. Not long in time, mind you, but extremely worthwhile. My goal is to instill this spiritual discipline into their young lives so as life closes in as they age, they will have the ability to find that secret place in Him to let His peace blanket them and to just bask and soak up His love for them. I wanted to experience the soaking weekend so I could receive from Him and perhaps take back to our kids something to relate to them about this type of exercise that we are teaching as well.I was resting on the chairs at Word of His Grace, cozy and as comfortable as possible on my right side and enjoying the deep peace of being able to just be with Him with no distractions or interruptions. I was sort of leaning back into the chairs to take the pressure off my frame. I had been laying there for some time before I realized that there was something happening in my left side. There had been a gentle, cooling ?? (guess my muscles were hot due to whatever the problem was there) current running up and down my left side. Being a person who is not always very self-aware, I finally realized WHO it was !! I thought,“ Oh happy day, it’s Christmas; it’s presents; it’s Jesus. You have come to be with me in an even more different way. I love you so much it is impossible to describe.” I stayed very still and just kept company with Him while this sweet electrical-feeling current ran up and down my left side. After a while I was no longer aware of the current as I had gone to another place with Him in worship. As I went thru the rest of my day I just plain forgot about that special time. But that night when I went to bed, it became evident that something had happened. I tried my left side and there was no pain at all. My husband was delighted with the wonderful results and happy to have me off the couch and back with him! It was also a delight to him that we were able to avoid the doctor bills. So, now it’s been a little over a month since the power of God’s Spirit was so gracious to touch my physical body in that way. What a continual relief it is to just feel normal again and to not be worried about what it could be…
Thought you’d enjoy a testimony from last night . . . MINE! During the worship the presence of God was realy strong. I was lying on the seats soaking it all in, and Kelly started singing prophetically about God being our father. Suddenly I had a “knowing” that God wanted me to ask him for something, like a daughter to father. It was a “what do you want” moment. I had been struggling with arthritis in my back for the last two years, and it was growing worse. It was particularly bad at night . . . I was always tossing and turning all night because I couldn’t get comfortable. Actually I couldn’t wait to get out of bed in the morning because lying there was so uncomfortable.
So in response to the father’s invitation, I asked for healing for my back (and knees). As I was lying there, I suddenly felt a curious “fluttering” in my lower back–like a bird was fluttering by, brushing me. I’m happy to report that last night I had NO PAIN at all! It literally feels like I’ve been given a completely new back . . . I can sit at the computer and even slouch without feeling any discomfort at all. What a great father we have. I love him.
The Lord’s presence permeated the room as I stretched out on the chairs and waded into the river. My heart was tenderized as I inhaled His unconditional love. Let the river flow… His love is so gentle, I’d forgotten. Slowly I surrendered. Then the regrets came to my mind. “Jesus, please take my sins.” Next He gave me a picture of Us sitting together. I’m about 8 years old sitting in a chair with pigtails. He was kneeling facing me, looking so happy to be with me. I dropped my head and said, ‘Jesus, I have something I need to give you. It’s in this big box.” He opens the box then gives me a puzzled look and says, “There’s nothing in the box.” Then he starts laughing. I didn’t feel like laughing yet, so he starts tickling me so that I would laugh. Then we were both laughing and it was really fun. (A two Kleenex moment, I assure you.) I’ve had chronic pain for years and as I continued soaking, the pain lessened and my range of motion was noticeably better. Walking out for the break, I noticed that my ankle was stronger and I wasn’t limping. It’s been about two weeks now and I feel amazingly well. I’m feeling 50-75 better and stopped the anti-inflammatory meds. Best of all, I’m reacquainted with the lover of my soul.
I am giving this testimony to encourage others to soak and get the Father’s love so they can give it away. I have been singing of the Father’s love prophetically in the market place to His orphans for over a year now. Helping me to do this was the soaking process of getting Father’s love myself and understanding how much He loves me so I could then give it away.
I recently participated in a soaking event. This soaking time took me to a unique depth in the Father’s love. Someone gently touched me to minister Father’s love while I was soaking and it took me to a deeper place in Father. I had visions, and one was Father took me to a big mountain and we got into a ski lift and went up the mountain. We arrived at the top of the mountain and I felt safe with Father, who then playfully threw me in the air and I was turning somersaults as He watched. Father was laughing and laughing and laughing. Through this vision and other visions during soaking, I came to a greater realization that the orphans don’t know they have a Father and they are missing these wonderful experiences for the Father to enjoy and delight in them. It’s all about the reality of how very real He is. Soaking gives me these experiences of a loving Father so that I can go give His love away.
I woke up the next morninging knowing I was different and transformed somehow–not exactly knowing what happened to me, only that I had more of His passionate love for me and for the orphans. So I went out to the market place to give it away with a new boldness and zeal. As I stood in the market place, I looked at the orphans with the Father’s eyes, having more of His love for them. I encountered many people, but two particularly stood out: they were two gay women that the Father prompted me to stop and sing to about the Father’s love and how Father loved them unconditionally. They were both tearful and one spoke: “You will never know what this did for me.” They thanked me profusely. As I went on the Father’s journey that day, His songs were at a depth I’d never experienced before and were with such fun and playfulness. I believe that I was transformed due to the corporate soaking in His love so that I could give it away even more.
In our Father’s love, Judy
As a child I had been molested multiple times, causing insecurity and a lack of trust in God and many other things. I have gone through many inner healing sessions and conferences as well walked through forgiveness and deliverance. But as I lay before God during one of the soaking sessions God began to bring up those past wounds again so fresh that I remember being taken back to one of my memories as if I was re-living it. As I was there I began to feel emotions that were so deep inside my heart and watched as I suppressed them with the surface pain’s. God began to show me how much was linked to the emotions that I had suppressed. I had completely forgiven those who hurt me and myself, as well been healed from the many damages and pains. But what I hadn’t been restored in was my ability to trust in God to fulfill my intimate desires with him and others so instead closed off and in many areas looked within myself to fulfill my needs.
After the session we had a time to repent of area’s that we hadn’t given to God. One of the ladies on the team prayed for me and as she released purity over me as well as a picture that God had given her. “I see you as a new born baby..” After hearing this it broke something inside of me and restored me in more ways that I can express here. But my innocence was fully restored.
Thank you SO much for your part in bringing Kelly and Robert Augi to the Pacific NW! Intimacy and transparency in worship are so needed, and as they are real in worship, it helps others to become aware of their hearts and be real, too. I really enjoyed hearing Kelly’s testimony. There was something about the sounds released that broke strongholds. Here is my testimony from Tuesday night: As I was laying on the floor, at first I was having a little difficulty letting go and forgetting about everyone around. I closed my eyes and remembered that Jesus was there (where two or three are gathered, there I am in their midst…) and looked to see in the spirit what He was doing. He was walking amongst people, and then I perceived that He was with me and gently massaging my arms and legs (as my husband can attest to, massage is one of my favorite things!). I couldn’t actually feel Him doing this, it was just a sense in the spirit. As He did so, it was like a demonstration of care and he was bringing life into my limbs and fear was leaving. I felt so cared for and it helped me to relax and go deeper.
I was in a very deep, relaxed place for awhile and then suddenly a revelation became real to me – God loves me! Father God loves me! He loves ME. Wow, all I could do was say it over and over to myself and marvel at it. The same God that created the sun loves ME. The same God that created the stars loves ME. It became very real and I just knew it. It felt so incredibly wonderful, and it just made me love Him more and want more of Him. His love is incredible. This simple revelation was huge to me because I’ve sought the Lord hard for years, even soaking by faith regularly for the past year, but there was still a block to being able to receive His love. The Lord showed me after Tuesday that what He gave was like a seed of revelation that needs to be guarded, watered, and nurtured to grow.
I’ve been soaking to “Here With You” and the Lord is doing that and opening my heart up and continuing to heal in deep places. It is like a whole new world is opening up to me – the world of coming from the heart and not from my head. His love is amazing and I am looking forward to getting into rivers of love! The Lord has spoken to me many times that soaking is the way to intimacy with Him. In that place of not doing anything and waiting in faith, God can really extend grace. We are changed from glory to glory in His presence. In stillness comes the knowledge of God – “Be still, and know that I am God.” Bless you, thank you for having the soaking and encouraging others to receive from the Lord in this way!
My husband and I and our children have been attending the soaking conferences (Soaking in the Father’s Love Weekends) for about a year now. Words cannot explain all that I am feeling and have been feeling since we attended our first soaking conference All I can say is that I thank God for the Holy Spirit guiding us to the church. My experience at the soaking conference was amazing. I felt heat go all over my back and I had been having back problems since I had my 3rd baby. I had been having such problems with my pregnancy and since that night I stopped throwing up and was able to eat and gain the weight I needed for my baby. I have since had the baby, he is now 8 months old. My back is completely healed. It has been a year now and when I think of what he did for me that night my back starts to heat up again.
My marriage has been restored and healing has taken place. I am so addicted to soaking. Thank you for the boldness to keep on doing these weekends. Since I have been soaking in my own home God has been bringing inner healing in my own life. I was rejected and abandoned by my father, my mother was not there for me. I have been raped and molested by my uncles and had always struggled with the fear of someone doing it to my children. I have felt so lost and when you guys played that clip of the man dancing with his daughter on the screen, I too started to see myself in the spirit dancing with my Daddy who has always loved me. I never truly knew how much I was loved ’till that day. I have gone through some horrific things in my life and to survive is God alone. But to have healing from it all is Freedom!!! Thank you for sharing this opportunity for many others just like me to experience God and to experience that my Daddy loves me. You see I was a little girl always hungering for someone to love me just for me and I will never forget the night he wrapped his arms around me and I can go through life now knowing that He is truly a Father to fatherless and a mother to the motherless.
From Soaking in the Father’s Love Weekend: Our daughter is going through a divorce – the grandchildren are acting out, alot of painful stuff was happening in my life. So almost immediately upon laying down at the soaking weekend, I felt the love and comfort of the Father’s love – many loving words began to come to me and I pictured all my family kneeling at the feet of Jesus being healed. The pain lifted off, tears came and kept coming, it felt like healing tears. It felt so good just to be quiet before Him. When someone came over and put a pillow under my head more tears came – I felt so loved and cared for – felt as if it was Jesus. This same sense came when someone touched me on the shoulder for awhile. Again today the touch seemed to get even deeper inside my being. I’m so enjoying just resting in His presence and want to continue soaking on my own. Friday when I stopped at Bartells to pickup something, there were many open doors with the clerks there – even hugs and one of the clerks said “Come back” and then I felt to stop my car on the way out to give a man my “clown” paper (about Jesus) and when we spoke I knew it was right – and he was very responsive. I felt that somehow all of this took place after I had that time alone with Jesus at the soaking weekend – I just knew there was a link between soaking and touching our world – I felt such joy about it. Also, I was congested with cold symptoms when I first came and feel so much better physically also.
From Soaking in the Father’s Love Weekend: Yesterday I came in pain – it felt like I was getting one of those painful infections. During the soaking I was receiving joyful memories of things my earthly father used to do with me when I was a little girl – take me to the park, ride the carousel, laugh at the crazy chimpanzees. It felt good to have those memories since at the age of 8 and thereafter I felt like my earthly daddy rejected me. As those memories were occurring, one of the ladies came and laid her hand on me and prayed. Before I knew what was happening I felt a very, very heavy weight on my chest, my body trembled a bit, tears ran out like water. My spirit and soul kept crying out, “Don’t leave me, don’t leave me!” I could sense the love and presence of my Heavenly Daddy and it was so comforting and soothing! Today, my infection feels much better! This morning during the 10 am soaking, during one of the soaking songs, I (my spirit and body) had the sensation of soaring like an eagle, what a beautiful feeling! I could even visualize the eagle and then saw the eagle high and mounted up at the top of a very high cliff standing over and guarding her nest.
In 2006 I started experiencing occasional slight pain down my back and across the hip area which I believe stemmed from an old injury in my left shoulder coupled with long hours of sitting at the computer. In November, I helped my parents move and for six weeks I lifted boxes, some of them were very heavy. During that time, I started experiencing pain down my back and across my lower back (hip area) constantly. I would wake up several times in the middle of the night and try to find a position that would give the most relief. Often, if I had been sitting for a long time, it was hard for me to get up out of the chair. I was invited to a soaking conference and debated whether to go or not because of laying on the floor for a long period of time with this pain. During the conference as I was laying on the floor, one of the ministers laid their hand on my left shoulder. I felt a sensation of what I describe as “liquid fire” come out of their hand, move across the inside of my chest cavity and flow down the right side of my body, down to my feet. From that time until now I have been completely pain free in my back and hip area. I’m completely healed!!
I had a spill on my motorcycle Monday the 7th of May. I came down on my left knee. It became very swollen and I could barely walk that night and the next morning. During soaking prayer several people laid hands on me and prayed for healing. I felt warmth and twitching in my knee where someone had their hand. By the next morning I was healed, walking normally and pain free.
My mother died a week and a half ago and I came to Soaking with my grief. I knew if I could just get here, I would feel better. I came to Soaking and shared with the Lord how much I was hurting. I cried at times and told Him how much I needed Him to comfort me and heal my heart. I felt wave after wave of His presence and love going through me. A series of these waves hit me several times. I felt so much better when I left. The next day I could concentrate so much better at work. I didn’t feel like I was going to cry at any moment. I think that coming to Soaking made a world of difference in my healing and ability to function well again. What a blessing it was.
From the Soaking in the Father’s Love Weekend: I felt determined since hearing about the weekend to go to as much of it as I could. I really believe I needed to. It truly has a cumulative effect. It was such a blessing to “soak” as the brochure stated, not striving in prayer this time, just soak in the environment of love and sense God’s presence. On my third day a woman once again came over to pray. I was so excited and grateful to have someone do this. Next thing after a bit my eyes began to tear, then I couldn’t help myself. I just let it all out, I don’t even know where it all came from. I didn’t want to disturb others, but she said it’s okay it doesn’t have to be that quiet. I am not completely sure of the specific healing – I only know something was released and there are many needs body, mind & spirit I’m in prayer for. I’m convinced this is to be a vital part of my life in order to have more of God and less of me. Thank you and God bless you.