Andre Lewis Testimony - March 2016 Newsletter
It was February 22nd in Duarte, CA at a Forerunner meeting on a Monday evening when Apostle Mike Petro was preaching and on the verge of wrapping up another great teaching when the Lord put it on his heart to call me up to the front to pray for my older brother who was not in attendance as everyone else comes into agreement. I attempted to lift him up in prayer and instantly began to feel a struggle to release words of life as an uncomfortable anxiety came over my chest. I couldn't do it! It was mildly embarrassing but most of all I realized there was an internal issue I had with my brother that blocked me from decreeing a righteous prayer over his life. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks! The next day on an early Tuesday morning around 5:30am I woke up with a sharp pain and heaviness on my heart which felt like it was fat blocking the blood from circulating through. Honestly, the first thought that came to mind was "what did I eat last night" the answer was nothing though it felt like I forcefully gobbled down two extra-large pizzas. So I ask the Lord what's the problem and he answered unforgiveness. That's when it hit me the hardest and I knew I had to reach out to my brother. Because in Hebrew thought the definition of forgiveness is to give up a debt. Immediately I sent him a message on Facebook telling him to call me knowing he's not a morning person I'm thinking he'll call me later. He calls in less than a minute and I start releasing and decreeing victory over his life, expressing the love I have for him. He says 'I feel that' ...'and I have court today'. Right after I hung up with him at that very moment that block of unforgiveness and bitterness left my heart and I was healed. The peace of the Lord came upon me and the hunger for the revelation was restored. The debt was paid with wisdom and I began to feel the rivers of living water flowing through me again more than ever once the river dam was removed. A few days later he called to tell me about how messages under my pictures on my Instagram website was giving him and others a revelation. After our conversation I go on my Instagram account and see Mathew 5:8 under a photo which reads, “Blessed are those who are pure in heart, for they shall see God.” It was revealed to me that my focusing on his impurity exposed my own impurity and was stopping me from seeing Yeshua in him. Matthew 7:3 “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” The wood, hay, and stubble needed to be burned out and it was happening by me staying in the (fire) which is defined in Hebrew as (secrets) and our God is an all-consuming fire.
Two days later on Friday night at a prayer meeting in Corona, a sister in the ministry looks at her phone and says "double reconciliation, double blessings" I knew it was for me but didn't know exactly why it was for me. The next day on Saturday morning I wake up with 3 missed called from my brother. I end up meeting him at a residence and laying hands on him as I pray. After that prayer was finished another person who I held some resentment towards pulled up in his vehicle surprised to see me. We greeted each other with love and as he's walking away I grab him and say can I pray for you? He answered "yes". After I prayed for him, it was apparent that the double reconciliation, double blessings statement came to pass. Two days later on the following Monday my co-worker is out sick with an enlarged heart. Since I just had a heart problem a week ago the Lord put it on my heart to tell her about my experience and pray for her. When the prayer ended she and her mother were in tears! Turns out she had me on speaker phone. And it was definitely a blessing to be a blessing. To receive the rain and release the rain.
The Lord used my spiritual father Mike Petro on February 22nd that Monday evening to bring me a breakthrough in the area I needed it the most and the living waters of revelation are continuing to break forth. The word is the sword and that sword is circumcising my heart and cutting all of the fleshly fat off bringing into the covenant of Abraham. It was more than worth the embarrassment.