Miracles Are For Today
Pastor Jonnathan Zin Truong with God Manifest church in Houston will provide presentations about the prophetic, the healing power of prayer and the mysteries and wonders of God during the three-day event.
“I’ll be sharing how the prophetic works with God – how it reaches hearts and opens doors to have an encounter with God,” Truong said. “I will walk around and talk to people to see if God gives me insight into their lives and to reveal that God is real – to present that evidence.”
Truong grew up underprivileged and lived in New Jersey and Houston housing projects until about 18. At 23, the Buddhist became a Christian after a radical encounter with Jesus.
“The encounter completely shaped the rest of my life,” he said.
Truong was a sixth-year college student failing out of school when he became suicidal. His father had gambled away all of his family’s savings. He cried out to Jesus that he needed answers. He picked up a gun and intended to shoot himself when a doorbell rang. Two Mormon women stood on his doorstep. They had been driving by and heard a voice tell them to stop and get out of the care. The voice directed them towards the brown house where Truong was contemplating suicide. The voice told them that all the answers were in the Bible, which they shared with Truong. The two women converted to Christianity after the encounter.
“I became a Christian that day and in 2017, I became a pastor,” he said. “God is really listening. He hears our prayers. Miracles are for today.”
Truong has traveled to Mexico, Tanzania, Kenya, Jamaica, London, and throughout the United States, sharing his story and those of others he has witnessed.
For example, in a meeting with a 19-year old pregnant woman. Truong asked God for a sign to show her that He loves her. He heard the name Cecilia. When he told her the name she began crying because that was the name she was contemplating for her unborn daughter.
On July 24th at 7 p.m., Truong will explain the purpose of prophecy and contrast the New Testament with the Old Testament when only a select people were chosen to hear the voice of God.
“In the New Testament, through Jesus everyone who calls on His name and receives Him as their Savior has the ability to personally hear God’s voice,” he said. “Jesus states that if we receive Him as our Savior, we will do the things that He has done and greater. It’s a promise God made to anyone who is Christian.”
In regard to the prophetic, Truong referenced John 14:12 in the Bible, which states, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”
On July 25th at 5 p.m., Truong will share testimonies about healing encounters that he has personally witnessed. For example, a woman with stage-four incurable lung cancer with healed within three days after prayers were said for her; Truong said.
Anyone who is sick is invited to the service for healing prayers.
“I hope everyone prayed for, gets touched and healed,” he said. “We want to encourage people to realize that God does heal, all in His time, and we all have the ability to ask for it and to pray for healing.”
In reference to healing, Truong cited Mark 16:17-18: “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
On July 26th , Truong will talk about the mysteries and wonders of God at 11 a.m.
Truong delivers presentations but he also is a published author; In 2019, his book, “Buddhists, Mormons & Jesus: A Journey of Overcoming,” was published.
Pastor Larry Green with God’s Church of Restoration met Truong through Debbie Phillips, wife of Bum Phillips, at the Goliad Country Fellowship church where he also serves as pastor.
“I have been feeling God wants to do something for a while,” Green said. “So when I was introduced to him by Debbie Phillips, ” let him speak because it would be beautiful to hear; and he and I was connected.”
Green said he hope people who attend the three-day revival find direction, guidance, hope, healing, deliverance and “on-firedness.”
“I hope to ignite them,” he said. “Like a piece of coal just sitting there smoking but it hasn’t caught on fire yet … one coal catches on fire and the other catches on fire like a chain reaction. That’s what I’m looking for – to ignite the coals that they might ignite each other.”