In mid-April Andrew travelled to Florida to host a Gospel Truth Seminar in Orlando. While he was visiting the Sunshine State, he was invited to be a guest on the television program, The Good Life hosted by WTGL in Orlando. You can watch the two-part interview with Andrew below.
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Levi Crawford once professed to be an atheist and he wasn't passive about his denial of God's existence. Instead, Levi purposely persecuted Christians—he hated them. He remembers taking religion classes in high school for the sole purpose of learning how to undermine what the Christians around him believed. He loved to provoke believers to the point of questioning their own faith. However, in his late teens, Levi encountered the God he didn't believe existed and his life was radically changed.
Growing up, Levi couldn't wait to be old enough to move out of his family's home; he looked forward to being on his own, free from family entanglements. Levi's family didn't get along, in fact, they couldn't stand each other, and his home life was ravaged by the effects of alcoholism. When Levi was nineteen, however, light began to break through his darkness; first the Lord got a hold of Levi's mom, and then his sister, and then his dad. "After seeing the change in their lives, and hearing God's Word preached for the first time in my life, I got saved as well. It's a miracle what the Lord did in my family to restore what seemed impossible to fix," said Levi.
Levi began serving the ministry through which he was saved and grew in the Word. After graduation, Levi went on to college where he hosted Bible studies in his apartment. While holding one of his studies, he felt a strong desire to start a church rise up in his heart. Unsure whether it was a prompt from the Lord or his own thought, he put the idea aside.
The ministry Levi had faithfully served throughout his years in college ran into problems just as he was graduating, leaving he and his family without a church to call home. As they struggled to find another congregation, which taught on the goodness of God and the authority of the believer, Levi realized his time had come. He shared with his family the idea the Lord had placed in his heart years earlier and the family helped Levi launch Fountain of Faith Church.
As the church was getting off the ground, the Lord was revealing to Levi, the balance between grace and faith. Levi began to see that God had provided everything for the believer, but that the believer needed faith to access the provision. As he got a hold of this truth, he did a search on the Internet to see if anyone else had ever taught on the topic. That is when Levi came across Andrew's website and his teaching Living in the Balance of Grace & Faith. What Levi heard exploded in his heart and he understood more fully his position in Christ. He had heard about faith growing up, but had never heard about grace. Levi devoured Andrew's materials deepening his revelation.
With each teaching series that Levi listened to, the fruit of his own ministry grew. Listening to God Wants You Well broadened his understanding of God's willingness and eagerness to heal and the fullness of salvation. Where he once saw inconsistency, he now ministers more successfully.
After listening to Andrew's financial series, Levi changed the way Fountain of Faith handled their money. "We gave, and the members in our church tithed, but there was no understanding behind our actions, or purpose to our giving. As a ministry, we started sowing into Andrew's Bible College. We did this because we too are a teaching ministry, and we wanted to partner with the anointing Andrew has on his ministry. He was expanding his school, and we wanted to expand. It wasn't even a week after we started that God blessed us with a building that was bigger, in a better location, with divine favor from the landlord!"
Through Andrew's teaching Levi has grown to know God more intimately and has effortlessly begun to flourish in his role as a pastor in Jesus' church. Once a self-declared enemy of God, Levi has now embraced the fullness of Jesus Christ one revelation at a time.
"I cannot speak enough about how thankful I am for Andrew Wommack Ministries. They have changed my heart and in turn, changed the hearts of my congregation. It's amazing for me to think of the influence and the lives changed by AWM. Down here, in South West Florida, there is a church that has been impacted beyond words," Levi shared.
Andrew and Jamie spent the first weekend of April 2011 ministering at a Gospel Truth Seminar in Orlando, Florida. Andrew shared a series of teachings entitled God's Identity in You, which ministered powerfully to those in attendance. Early in the conference Andrew stated, "Everything you are and have comes from Him, and if you have a wrong impression of God, it is impossible for you to have a right impression of yourself." He went on to teach about who God is and who believers are in Christ in an effort to establish accurate representation of God's true nature.
Andrew's messages were well received by the crowds, evidenced by more than three hundred people coming forward to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Prayer ministry was received with expectancy after each session. Throughout the conference, many in attendance were set free from physical pain and bondage.
After one session, a wheelchair-bound woman came forward for prayer. She explained that she had no cartilage in her knees, and that she was not able to walk. After prayer she stood up and walked for the first time in two years. Another man, unable to walk without the assistance of a walker, or breathe without the aid of an oxygen tank, made his way forward for prayer. After being ministered to, his lungs were healed and he removed his oxygen tank. Feeling strengthened, he stepped away from his walker and no longer needed it.
One man came forward to express his thanks to the ministry, and to share his testimony. He gave the report that he had attended last year's Orlando GTS and received prayer for his failing marriage. A year later his marriage has been restored and his wife was in attendance at the conference with him.
Watch the clip below as Andrew introduces the topic of his teaching for the 2011 Gospel Truth Seminar in Orlando, Florida: God's Identity in You.