Michael Whate joins Carey Nieuwhof in studio to share his book "Rise Up," which follows personal stories from Michael's life involving how God showed His love to him. The book, essentially is a 40-day journey of discovery into the heart of God. The book involves learning about forgiveness, salvation, healing, prophecy and the pursuit of God.
Michael delves into his past and describes his successful business career with several major corporations and more recently as a consultant. He goes on to share the moving story of how in the1990's he became a part of the charismatic movement during which he experienced what he calls a "supernatural baptism in the holy spirit." Michael describes the massive impact that this event had on his life and how it has intensified his passion for helping people.
Michael now has fifteen years of practical experience in healing ministry, leads prayer ministry and counselling at his own church and volunteers to conduct Friday night prayer meetings at a local correctional institute. In addition to this, Michael counsel's inmates on a one on one basis and teaches weekly bible stories at a Christian drop-in centre near Toronto. Michael talks about how "the bible came alive" to him and the healing power of God that he experienced; "God keeps showing up when you pray with people and it's wonderful."
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