2. The Toronto Blessing

It was the Toronto Blessing, 2009.
Remember that?
A massive outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Toronto which swept the world.
I was at a Six o’clock service at SPOS – sister church of the massive HTB London. (Holy Trinity Brompton).
Nicky Gumbel, founder of the world famous ALPHA course had preached about the outpouring and he invited people forward to pray for them.
I stepped forward.
I was a skeptic. At this time, 10 years a Christian, I had never been ‘slain in the Spirit’. But as Nicky prayed for me, I fell backwards, lying on the floor, yet a power was pulling me upwards, towards Heaven.
I had taken a lot of ecstasy in years previous to being a born again Christian, and this felt the same. But it was free! I realized ‘e’ that ravers take is simply Satan’s counterfeit of the Holy Spirit of God.
I was pinned to the ground, yet my body was being pulled upwards. I could see a bright light. The words of Peter came to mind.

God dwells in unapproachable light.

The light was too bright to look at – like the Sun.
I was staring at the bright light of the glory of God.
I stood, and it was like I was high on ecstasy. I began to laugh. I couldn’t stop. I was laughing uncontrollably because I could feel the power of God flowing through me stronger than ever before.
The power of God consumed me.
A girl, Andrea Brookes, whispered into my ear:
God has work for you to do.
I knew she was talking about my desire to be a missionary to Cambodia.
And now here I was, 10 years later, alone on the streets, abandoned by my friends, homeless, penniless, addicted to crystal meth…
Follow my blog for the next chapter: Breaking Bad in Cambodia: Missionary on Meth.

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ – a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia – and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story. https://steveedwardsthoughts.wordpress.com/

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