Jesus Walks Through Montclair State University Classroom

Just last weekend we left the beautiful state of Maine and traveled south just outside the Big Apple of America: New York City.  Now located in Wycoff, NJ, we’ve teamed up with a great community surrounding the Resting Place House of Prayer. Our stay here has been an overflow of blessings as God has been showing favor again and again through divine appointments with God’s beautiful people. With only three weeks left in our outreach, our team has been becoming weary. 10 weeks of constant ministry, travel and wishy-washy schedules can take its toll. Through it all, one of the most important lessons we’ve learned is that principles won’t sustain you, but only God’s presence. So as our week began here in NJ, we appropriately soaked in God’s presence with the house of prayer in intercession & worship for the region. Though the team has been weary, little did we know that God had been preparing an unprecedented path of testimony & power for our team.

The following day, we were invited to a quaint religious discussion with some students at Montclair State University. It was a very informal weekly meeting run by a religions class teacher, where students of all faiths met to discuss topics freely. Coincidently (some would say divinely), this weeks topic was on Mysticism

Mysticism (def)  - belief in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.

We found it interesting, that the very crux of our daily objectives in God was being discussed freely as some untouchable realm. With our trip thus far being filled with the supernatural power of God, it was as if God was giving us an opportunity to herald testimonies of the coincidental topic touching our foundations.  So in a room with our crew of Jesus Freaks, Catholics, Muslims & Others, the discussion became a free for all of our team shifting paradigms of what normal life is – Heaven coming down to Earth. But as Paul states in 1st Corinthians 2:

4and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God

It so happened that the religions class teacher had a horrible knee and came in with crutches. With faith in the Word of God spoken through the Apostle Paul, we not only spoke about God’s Kingdom, but also demonstrated His power by praying for her. She said that the pain was subsiding, but we told her to walk without her crutches in faith for full healing. While walking slowly, she looked toward us in disbelief as she began to tear and confirm that God had just instantly healed her knee and that all pain was gone. But God’s plan wasn’t over – after our divine encounter, the religion teacher was so impacted, she invited our whole team to her 6:30 class of 100 students to share what we were doing as missionaries! God was expanding our audience! The very significance of this opportunity was surreal as the team realized that this very situation that was about to take place was prophesied over our team: That we would enter into classrooms to preach the gospel and reveal God’s power. We said goodbye to our newly healed sister in Christ as she walked away with her crutches over her shoulders.

When 6:30 came around, we rolled back unto the Montclair State University campus still in disbelief and inexpressible anticipation to what God was doing. We didn’t know how it would all go down in the Q&A, but we knew one thing for certain – Jesus was going to show up. As eight of us walked in, 100 pairs of curious eyes began to blanket over us. The teacher introduced us right away and we began to share about what we were doing in the North East. As we began to preach the gospel through personal testimonies and the power of God that we’ve seen during this outreach, we had only one task left – Demonstrate the Power of God. In front of the whole class, we asked if anyone needed healing, because Jesus wanted to shower His love. Then one student sheepishly raised his hand and said he was suffering from a chronic ankle injury that was always in pain. As the student got up from his seat, he was an obvious athlete towering at 6 foot 9 inches. I found it hilarious that God was going to use this influential student that definitely was someone that didn’t go unnoticed. With him towering over us, all eight of us bent down and touched his ankle and began to pray in the spirit and command healing to his ankle. The atmosphere of the room became tense with hints of disbelief as small talk began to rise in the background. The teacher silenced them, and the room became quiet with only our prayers resonating in the room. We told him to check it out, and test it out in faith. Instantly he began shouting “WOWWWWWWWWWW” over and over again as God healed him 100% in front of the whole class – no more chronic ankle pains. Jesus walked in the classroom and it was show time. Once he got healed, the class became ministry time as 20-30 students came down for healing and to ask questions. Every single individual who had come down for healing got healed – every single one of them 100%. Many were prophesied over as God started to drop bombs of prophetic words about family problems, shame, depression and destinies. Everyone was preached the gospel as they witnessed the death of religion and the power of relationship with Jesus. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Agnostics were all in the classroom, and they all witnessed the power of the one true God. Four people we know were led to the Lord and we know that large seeds of power were planted in every single heart that day. The class ended in ministry and God’s promises’ manifested just as it says in Mark 16:

17And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

One Jewish student during the Q&A session asked “so then what do you think about other religions?” – I answered that we believe that Jesus is the way the truth and the life, and that those who search for TRUTH to a point that they are willing to find out if they are wrong … like us … have found Jesus as the one true Living and Active Godbecause no God is true, unless reality plays out in life just as God claims so in His Word. After God demonstrated His presence and power to the classroom, just as His Word clearly states, I hope one day to ask him the same:

“So… now, what do you think about the other religions?”

What happened at Montclair State University, is the foretaste of God’s children coming to the revelation of Heaven on Earth. God has called us to go to the highest places of people, spheres, and institutions to herald and demonstrate the Glory & Power of our God. Jesus is no longer letting His name be tied to dead religiosity, but a powerful relationship that manifests His nature according to His word.

In Romans 8 – it says that the Spirit of God that raised Christ from the dead is in us; the same spirit that gave our team the authority to walk and heal a classroom; the same spirit ... that lives inside of you all ……….  or desires to.

Love you all more than you know,