>From: "Laura Sun"
>Subject: Dr. Pablo Deiros' testimony
>Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 03:32:05 GMT
>Habakkuk 1:5 ?ook upon the nations and be amazed ?I am going to
>do something in your days that you won believe even if you were
>told.??Deiros has a deep, deep conviction that God is going to do
>this in our time.
>The good prayer to pay ?ord, I have heard of your fame, I stand
>in awe of your deeds, in our day and time, make them known. Renew
>Dr. Pablo Deiros' testimony ?
>raised as a 3rd generation Baptist in Argentina. Was quite
>traditional, conservative. 5 yrs at International Baptist Seminary,
>ordained at 22. 1979 ?left the ministry. Frustrated, confused, in
>sin. Successful in people eyes: professor at University and
>Seminary, etc. He resigned his pastorate, but not his teaching
>responsibility (it possible to teach theology but not live it). He
>performed as a good pastor, but didn function as one for many
>years til he left in 1979.
>He was appointed as a Deacon in his church, and invited to lead a
>crusade during Holy Week. Lots of people got saved, and he was
>thrilled that God used him in spite of his poor walk. On Easter
>1983, began to pray and was struck by the Holy Spirit ?saw all of
>his sins parading before his eyes. A sense of desperation gripped
>him, and he felt his heart breaking ?began to cry out for
>forgiveness. Heard the voice of God saying, want you to pray for
>the sick tonite.?God was giving him names and details of illnesses
>in different persons. They saw miracles that night. From that night
>on, his life was turned upside down. He was asked to teach a series
>of messages on the Holy Spirit from Scripture ?was surprised to see
>how much is there. In July went to Dallas for more study.
>What God was doing in his life was coinciding with what God was
>doing in Argentina. Carlos Anacondia was holding lots of crusade. A
>business man with no formal training went to Misery Areas (I forget
>the name) and preached simple stories from the Gospels and did what
>he saw there ?proclaimed good news of the Kingdom, healed the sick,
>cast out demons. Healed people by the thousands. Began holding
>crusades for 60 nights straight, 6 hours a night (8p-2a), etc. Tons
>of demonic manifestations, etc.
>Returned to Argentina in 1986 and was an associate pastor at Central
>Baptist Church, but with a whole new way of ministering ?healing,
>casting out demons, mighty actions of power in the name of Jesus.
>From 1985 on, at the worldwide level, there has been a spiritual
>awakening much more significant than anything else in Christianity.
>Some scholars mark 1985 as the turning point for revival. he world
>experienced a world-wide revival in 1985, but most didn recognize
>it.??should investigate and see what happened that year.
>from the classnote of "Contemporary Revival" at Fuller, 11/07/00