This past week, I attended a four day inner healing conference called Ignite 2014. The conference is put on by Christian Healing Ministries, an organization run by Judith and Francis MacNutt, dedicated to bringing healing to people in the name of Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit in all realms of life: physical, emotional, and spiritual.
It was the most powerful set of experiences I've had in a long time; I cried every day for four days as the Lord made Himself present and accessible to me and to the hundreds of others who were there. I felt Him move on my heart; even my body was affected, as I was overwhelmed by the tangible presence of God's Spirit and with weeping. I could hardly explain what was happening at the time, but the best way to describe it was as a physical burden lifted off my shoulders, the heavy burden of past sins and their accompanying shame. When the experience passed I felt physically lighter and full of joy, like a new man.