In February of this year, something happened that was really cool.
I was addicted to drugs. I was tired. I had surgery in November and was taking prescription meds. The doctor gave me way too many, and I started to break down. I was also doing cocaine and marijuana.
My wife and I drove down from Sacramento to attend a Bethel service. I was sitting in church with my wife, and she said, "I think that's Kris." After the service, the prayer team was praying for people. I said, "OK. I will talk to him and see if I can get some prayer." I didn't know who Kris was. I looked into his eyes, and he looked into mine. And I had a connection I had never had before. He prayed for me and broke off chains of addiction and the lie that I was an addict. From that day on, I've been tempted a couple of times, but I have not had the compulsion.
We got into KV Ministries.com. On the last page, the video, Prophetic Culture, is exactly what happened to me. Two or three weeks after Kris prayed for me, when I watched that video about Samuel telling Saul he would encounter the prophets and be changed into another man, I realized that had happened to me. You don't actually get physically changed into a different man, but all the junk that takes away your identity comes off and you are restored. That is what happened to me.
The Spirit of God has not left me since then. It was a mind-blowing experience. I have been totally changed. The relationship with my kids has changed. I had a very similar childhood to Kris. I knew the Lord before. I was saved at 23 but not really changing my life. Something happened in February inside my spirit, inside my soul. I have this constant presence, this constant feeling. My sister died of drugs at 36. I'm 31 right now. What Bethel has done with the podcasts and the videos to help us recognize the lie of the enemy is so profound. I was struggling with drugs since I was 16. I was doing heroine in my early 20s. I know now that is not my identity. It says in Romans we have completely died. It is up to us if we want to raise that person from the dead. Like Kris says, "You can't fight a dead person." It was a complete miracle. My life has totally changed. I've been ministering to people.
Kris says, "We are to be so supernatural so that when people encounter us, they encounter the Father. Jesus died for a treasure in the field. We are to pull out the gold in each other." It was radical what happened to me. I wasn't expecting a miracle. I wasn't expecting anything to happen. I realized two or three weeks later that I received the prophet's reward. I'm really excited. —Philip from Sacramento