The sanctuary vibrated with the excitement and expectation of International Miracle Institute students from all over the world as they prepared for Victory CampmeetingÂ’s final gathering. The diverse congregation filling the room was made up of ministers, pastors, and believers that had travelled from as far as Canada, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Puerto Rico, as well as from 31 of the United States of America. Yet, this ignited group, whose shout resembled more the intensity of a war cry than that of your average congregation, represented just a tiny fraction of the global student body that celebrated together in this momentous, historic event.
The sanctuary was filled with doctoral graduates adorned with the beautiful flicker of royal red and rich blue. This honored group, made up of ministers, pastors, and bishops connected with International Miracle InstituteÂ’s global movement, represent a mere 0.1% of IMIÂ’s 2014 global graduating class of 200,017 students in 222 nations and territories. For these students, Sunday marked not only the largest Bible school graduation in the world, but as Dr. Harfouche declared it, the beginning of Â“the next phase of their ministry.Â”
Much had already taken place throughout the days of Victory Campmeeting. This was not a week geared towards mere ceremony, but an explosion of impartation that will continue to reverberate throughout regions of the world for years to come. Not one meeting ended without testimonies of healing and breakthrough in peopleÂ’s lives. Many testified of receiving healing as soon as they stepped through the doors, and some, as soon as the praise and worship began.
Lorraine was in a motorcycle accident 10 years ago that left her injured in her back and neck, with a broken femur bone and hip. She was in constant, extreme pain. The doctors told her that she needed surgery on her back. She testified, Â“Tonight, God healed my neck, and middle and lower back from severe pain. Dr. Harfouche called for people who needed healing from pain and I got in line. As soon as he laid hands on me, pain immediately left!Â”
Veronica had come to the meeting needing a miracle. The doctors told her that she had the neck of a 95 year old. She said, Â“I had fibromyalgia, degeneration, and skeletal arthritis for 45 years. I had bone spurs on my spine pressing my spinal cord. I can now move my neck! I felt so light, that I could runÂ… The pain through my chest and underarms is gone and the swollen vertebra at the top of my neck is smaller!Â”
A woman from the Philippines had come to the campmeeting looking to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. She received ministry and immediately began to speak out strongly and fluently with other tongues. Through tears she looking up and said, Â“Thank you. Now I can go back to the Philippines.Â”
Daisy from New Jersey said that she had a metal plate in her neck that caused a great deal of pain. During the campmeeting all the pain left her body. Explaining her experience, Daisy said, Â“I felt my whole body shake inside of me and the pain left my body. I know God gave me a new back. The metal in my lower back, I know itÂ’s gone. I'm renewed in Jesus Christ. Amen!Â”
As testimonies continue to pour in daily, only time will reveal the fullness of the impact brought by this God-ordained appointment.
The International Miracle Institute continues to pursue every avenue available to teach and train people in the Word of God. With thankfulness to God for what He has done thus far, we do not look ahead, believing that there are limitations on the horizon, but we press forward into the full spectrum of what God has defined as Â“possibleÂ” for us.
26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Matthew 19:26 KJV