The following manifestation of the
Holy Spirit took place in our living room during the March retreat
of 2001. It was just after a tremendous and extended time of
high worship. People were singing with total abandonment in the
Holy Spirit as they worshiped. A long time friend of mine, Ralph
Bass from Idaho, began ministering. Ralph has the strongest healing
anointing of anybody I've ever ministered with. I've met only
three men, during my years of ministry, with the kind of healing
anointing that Ralph has. He and I had seen many miracles as
we ministered together in the years gone by. However, we had
lost touch as the Lord had led us through different paths over
But now, he was right here in our living room, sharing about
the tremendous power of God to heal. The presence of the Holy
Spirit was so tangible in the house and His presence so intense
as we were glued to what Ralph was sharing about miracle healings
of God. There had been such a tremendous presence as we worshiped,
and now, the anointing began to become even heavier. You could
feel and sense something even more was about to happen.
Ralph stopped sharing for a moment, and then he made this statement.
"I don't know if you can see it or not, but there is a purple
mist in the room right now". The presence of the Holy Spirit
was truly tangible at that moment. I remember it being hard for
me to see Ralph clearly, and yet he was only a few feet away.
What began to happen next, was that healings began to occur.
Ralph started to pray for people and soon I joined in. Then a
couple more began to pray. We began to have one of the greatest
times of healing we've ever had at the ranch. The Spirit of the
Lord was manifesting himself as He willed. I remember one young
man who had just gotten healed and had never been used by the
Lord before was directed to pray for his friend who came to the
retreat with him. He was astonished as the Holy Spirit worked
through him to heal his friends' short leg by growing it out
even. It was as if the Holy Ghost could actually be seen, as
well as felt at that moment, while He blessed us with His wondrous
works of healing. What a tremendous meeting that night became.
The night of such a tangible, sweet, and powerful move of the
Holy Spirit's presence. It is a night that I will never forget.
The night He showed Himself, as a Purple Mist.