Wednesday, December 28, 2016
7:00 p.m. CST
Revivalist Josh Huffman
My name is Josh Huffman. I am 23 years old and was raised in a small town in southwest Arkansas called Delight. I have been married for four years and have two sons. Mark James and Elijah Kade. I was raised in church and have encountered the healing power of God all my life. When I was 16, I felt a call on my life to preach God’s word. Shortly after in July of 2010, my best friend was in an ATV accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury where he was air lifted to a children’s hospital and in a coma. Over the three weeks, I began to pray and believe for his healing, on August 1st at 17 years old, he passed away.
I was torn and became very angry because I had thought I looked like a fool for standing on the word and believed for his healing and when he passed away, it was like everything I ever believed in was threw away. Shortly after, I began to skip school, hang with the wrong crowd, and do drugs. Over the next four years, I began to live a lifestyle in bondage to drugs, alcohol, and fornication. My life was centered around my next high and what I could do to get the money for it. I had a full ride to college which I dropped out of for drugs and alcohol. Throughout those years, I began to become very depressed, broken, and oppressed. I was a confessed atheist. I didn’t want anything to do with any type of religion as I believed it was nothing more than a false agenda. I was broken inwardly and outwardly and couldn’t seem to find any peace. I was on the verge of suicide. My family and I was not on good terms as I pushed them away. In 2012, I got married and believed I had found some inward peace only a few months later, I was back on drugs and deeper in bondage then I was before. I struggled with control & I was abusive. She never left. She stood by me even at my worse. In 2014 as I was on the verge of suicide, after living four long years of addiction, bondage, and depression, my wife asked me if I would come to a Believers meeting. I had not been to church in four years. I ended up going. I was high as I walked through the doors. I sat in the very back. As service began, a little woman walked up to me and asked to see my hand. Never seeing this woman before in my life. She said son, you have an addiction and you’ve been running from God because your holding onto a loved one you lost. God wants to set you free this night and restore your marriage and use you as a vessel to His people.
She laid her hands on me and began to pray. She rebuked every demonic force in me and commanded the spirit of addiction to go. Instantly, I began to weep and a sense of freedom come over me. As I layed in the floor shaking under the tangible presence of God, I was baptized with the Holy Ghost. I left that night completely set free from drugs and all bondage. God gave me a desire that night to live Holy and walk in His power. He gave me a passion for the sick to be healed, the oppressed to be free, the addicted to be released & the sleeping church to be awakened. He began to open doors for me and send me places where over the last two and a half years, I have seen many salvations, the blind healed, deaf healed, sick healed, and addictions broke off.
My wife and I have a desire to spread the love of God to all we see and to speak the heart of the Lord to His people. We have been allowed to travel many places sharing out testimony of how God restored our marriage and that there is still hope. We are passionate about serving the Lord & helping others reach there vision as well!