Hope Chapel in Jonesboro Hodge is a ministry led by Michael Brakefield. Michael
graduated from Teen Challenge himself and would later accept the call to minister
to others who would need help transitioning back into society.
Last night at Hope Chapel in Jonesboro Hodge - Hannah Bass and Ryan Evans
led worship through the night while a young man named Zack from the Lafayette
area who serves as an intern for Teen Challenge spoke to the audience. There
was a great atmosphere of expectation. At the end of Zack's message, I stood up
to call the Teen Challenge participants and other attendees in the crowd to come
out of Darkness and into HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT. I made a really strong yet brief
appeal that the broken was to become the solution. (Isaiah 61)
Soon after this I called for prayer. The altars streamed with response for prayer.
In particular, I had one young man named Kevin who came to me for prayer with
his head down and said, "I know I'm not worthy for prayer but I need prayer for
healing... I'm having pain in my body. I'm not worthy for help because I hung
myself but did not succeed in the suicide attempt.... "
I told him that he was worthy. I said you are a son of God, right? He said yes.
I asked him - have you ever repented for trying to take your life.... He wasn't sure
if he ever had... So, I led him in a prayer of repentance. I then cancelled all death
curses and generational curses off of his life along with prayers of consecration
and healing over his emotions and soul. I then prayed that he receives, healing
and enduement by the Resurrection Power. The Power of God hit me as I laid
hands on him. The spirit of God flowed over the two of us while I prayed. After
we prayed I forgot to ask him about his health or pain issue but this man had a
powerful encounter with Love and Power and Holy Spirit in that moment. I was
simply the CONDUIT that Father God used. It was very fulfilling.
As Kevin was leaving along with other Teen Challenge young men, I noticed his
face was totally different. He wasn't holding his head down in shame any longer.
His face was beaming with hope and joy. He had encountered Holy God. I said,
"Kevin, this is a new day. You are a new man..." He said yes... with a great smile
on his face....
Kingdom work is EXHILARATING!!!