SHELLIE HEYMANS

IN OCTOBER 1987, I HAD A LIFE-CHANGING encounter with the Lord…at home…by myself.  I cried out to Jesus while in a state of desperation and in a puddle of tears on my living room floor.  He made Himself very real to me when I flipped opened my Bible and my eyes fell on the scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your on insight or understanding, but in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.  At that moment, Holy Spirit entered my heart, and I literally felt the burdens of life lift off my shoulders. I was born again! One month later I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in the lobby bathroom of the Marriott Hotel when attending a Women’s Aglow meeting. His power entered me like a comet shooting through the sky and entered my spirit (I actually saw this with my spirit eye), literally knocking me backward with His force of glory!  I was forever changed and set ablaze to run and live for Him!

 

AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE, many years of my journey passed which brought me to my next major encounter with the Lord, and incidentally, transitioned me into phase two of my life in January 1999, when on my lunch hour and walking from the parking lot to the front door of the office, I made a turn around the corner of the building and literally felt myself step into the next phase of destiny…it was surreal…and I just knew my life was taking a new course…and that it would be at high speed.  I went to my office and sat down, and then I became aware of a Presence behind me. I turned around to see Holy Spirit standing across the room by the window…He appeared as a misty white silhouette and spoke saying, “I AM WITH YOU”. I knew by the power of His words and that He appeared in Person to me, that I was about to walk through huge changes and difficulties that I would need His strength to endure!

 

AFTER TWO VERY CHALLENGING YEARS, the opportunity to marry a man with a beautiful spirit presented itself to me, but it would require the deepest commitment of my life thus far.  The dreaded disease of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) plagued our life for the better part of a decade of which I was the primary 24-7 caregiver...I need a book to tell this part of my life…absolutely the best and worst of times!  But, for God! His love, His grace, His strength!

 

AGAIN, GOD WOULD SHOW UP in a supernatural way.  A few months into this marriage in March 2001, I had another major encounter with the Lord.  While in the kitchen cooking, I felt the Presence of the Lord swoop in so strongly that I turned around to see who was there.  I immediately knew it was the Lord and the urgency I sensed from Him. So, I turned off the stove and ran up two flights of stairs to the room I liked to pray in.  I literally dove onto the floor stretched out on my face in very deep intercession like I had never experienced before…it was as if the prayers were coming up from my toes!  I knew there was strong purpose in the intercession and that the Lord had great need of something from me…He spoke saying, “WILL YOU ACCEPT THE CALL?” I felt the seriousness of His request and with much contemplation, I answered the call and said, “Yes, Lord”.  ANSWERING GOD’S CALL, I continued to care for my husband, Ben, until his passing…a “fire-walk” of trial and difficulty during which time I was gloriously immersed in God’s love and grace. Truly, God supernaturally brought me through those years.

 

NOW, I WOULD EXPERIENCE THE GLORIOUS FIRE OF GOD, HIMSELF!  Experiencing the Fire of God is spectacular! My first experience was at a large healing crusade in 2004…when it hit me, my body exploded in a glorious spasm and I literally crawled backward out of my stadium seat into the lap of the lady in the row behind me…my clothes all twisted and disheveled…and not understanding what exactly had just taken place, but was totally fascinated and hungry for more!  Since then, I have experienced God’s Fire many times…mostly when in Gabriel Heymans Ministries revival meetings and a couple of times at home.  

 

PRESENTLY LIVE IN A NEW PLACE of destiny and purpose, phase three of my life, where God has set a new calling before me. For most of my ministry journey, Holy Spirit has worked through me by His ministry of "intercession" producing supernatural and notable results over the years. The Lord has given me a glorious burden of ministry for the church to demonstrate to God's people how to enter the secret place of Holy Spirit and "how to experience" real intimacy and close fellowship with Him each day. Secondly, the Lord has given me a "prophetic heart to minister" to the church God's proper order and correct functioning of His five-fold ministry: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. Restoration of these ministries in these last days is imperative for the church to arise to her full stature before the return of Lord.

 

MY COURSE IS SET to run with God’s fire and ministry to the nations, eagerly awaiting to participate in God’s global outpouring of fire and glory for His harvest!