This testimony is from Rachel who attends the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Paw Paw, West Virginia. She and her husband received a word from the Lord three times since 2010 while attending meetings when Brother Frank was preaching.
Brother Menhart, I was debating all week whether or not to give you our family testimony, but last night at revival when you preached “A Certain Word in Uncertain Times,” the Holy Spirit impressed me to give you this. Because if God wouldn’t have given us a certain word to stand upon, we would not be where we are now! I wanted to say something to you last night, but I’m just not an outspoken person. However, the Lord is still working in that area of my life to have more boldness for him. Thank you for being saturated with the Holy Spirit and allowing God to use you so mightily. God Bless you and your family.
The very first time you came to our church in 2010, you came for a Sunday morning and night service. Right off the bat I could feel in my spirit that you were filled with the Spirit and preached the true word. I remember this service so vividly because it was spot on in what was going on in our lives at the time. You preached on the “Mean Time” season, and I remember you making the joke that sometimes when we are in the meantime season that we tend to get mean! My husband and I were in a meantime season at this point because in 2008 when the economy crashed, we racked up some incredible debt. But God spoke through you for us to hang on and not to grow weary. Also, during this service my husband was prayed for his ongoing back pains and he was healed! During the whole year my husband and I grew in the Lord by clinging to His promises.
In 2011 you came back for a four day revival. We were still struggling with our finances, so we came expecting God to reveal more to us. God spoke through you again, this time about us hanging in there a little longer but resting in the arms of Jesus! Also, God said to us, “Sit back and see and taste that God is good.” So, we were so excited to hear God speak to us again anticipating what he had in store for us. We tried to rest more in Christ by casting our worries and fears upon him. Also, during this revival we took our five-year-old son up for prayer for a cyst on his finger. The doctors could not figure out what it was, and God took away the cyst completely. Praise the Lord, he did not have to have surgery on it! Ten months passed and we still didn’t see God move yet, but clinging to those specific words to “. . .see and taste that God is good” kept me standing on his promise in the meantime while our finances grew worse and worse. Some weeks we couldn’t even afford groceries! A precious couple in our church was impressed to bring us groceries each week and is still doing it to this day! Praise be to the Lord! Then the Holy Spirit brought to remembrance “ . . .taste that God is good.”
In 2012 you came and God spoke through you to us yet another time. This time God spoke, “Every ditch we have dug, to sit back and watch God fill them all up and overflowing.” The same night the bondage of depression, worry and fear was broken from me! This was so powerful for us because not only were we struggling with our finances, but we had one particular financial mountain that came up this year that seemed impossible to us. This word gave us the reassurance that God was listening to our prayers and something was about to happen. Also, I had a list of things going into this revival that I had been praying for. I petitioned them to the Lord, and out of faith expected God to respond during this revival. To this day, my entire list has been marked off except for one thing! Praise be to the Lord!
During the course of 2012 we were blessed to pay off the enormous financial mountain that weighed us down night and day. Praise the Lord! During this time God showed us to quit relying on ourselves to figure out or fix things and to fully rely on him to fix our finances. Even though we are still burdened with financial debt, only because of our own stupidity, God still provides for our bills and groceries each month in miraculous ways.
One month we were down to the last day to pay our mortgage without paying a late fee, and a couple showed up at our door at 10:00pm with an early Christmas present of $500. The exact remaining amount that we needed to pay the bill! The funny part about this early present was that it was the month of October. Praise be to the Lord! God always is on time!
Thank you Brother Menhart for being filled with the Holy Spirit, and for allowing God to speak through you. It truly has changed our family. Through all of this, we stood firm on His promises never losing faith. It has resulted in seeing so many miracles. Although we still have a lot of debt, we are not letting it rob our joy in the Lord because He does meet our daily needs and sustains us. We are believing in His perfect timing that we are going to be debt free. Through this financial trouble God disciplined us in many aspects, and we sit back and took it, learning so much from it. Praise to the Lord for He is worthy!”
Rachel – Lighthouse Assembly of God Paw Paw, WV