George Henry, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica needs spiritual healing
Jamaicans have proved over the years that no matter what the circumstances, they can go anywhere in the world and excel. This is true for 28-year old prophet O'Meal Read who currently leads the Kissimmee, Florida People From Every Nation Ministries.
Prophet Reid grew up in the Three Miles, Kingston and many times in his life, he hardly had clothes; the best for him were torn briefs. Getting food was a treasure to hunt; a bag juice was his daily ration. He was sometimes abandoned by both his parents.
In a recent interview with The Gleaner, he revealed that when his mother was in an advanced stage of pregnancy with him, his father went into a rage and chopped her 60 times with a machete; and according to the prophet, his mother was lifeless for three minutes, but was revived so that she could give birth to him.
"She 'died' for three minutes, was revived and then she lived on to give birth to me," said Reid.
Up to the age of 12 and just before he migrated to Florida, Reid was unable to read and write well. However, with opportunities available to him in the United States to correct his deficiencies in numeracy and literacy skills, he grabbed them and benefitted well.
Reid made good use of the opportunities available to him in high school, graduating with honours, paving the way for college study towards the acquisition of his real estate license. However, while he was attending high school , God's call came.
Today, the Jamaica-born, American citizen, has proved wrong, many of his detractors who thought he would not have made it academically. He is about to complete his doctorate in theology, and he is also about to embark on further doctoral studies in divinity, theology and ministry.
Reid's experiences over his 28 years, have helped him to be a writer; and the so-called 'dunce' at age 12 is now the author of, Good News Report. To date he has sold more than 45,000 copies and is in the process of releasing three more books: one of which is: Why did it happen to me, which according to him is his "God commanded book", it also includes his personal testimony.
Preaching at 12
It is important to note that Reid started ministering the word of God at age 12, and currently operates strongly in His prophetic anointing with the manifested revelation of the fruit of his prophecies.
This hard-working young man has moved up in the service of the Lord over the years; and in 2005 he became senior pastor and founder of People From Every Nation Ministries, Inc. and the CEO of O'Meal Reid Ministries, Inc. based in Florida, USA.
"At the age of 16, the Lord totally saved me, my body, soul and spirit. Out of that my ministry was born and I began to preach in America. One of my first services was a street service called 'Soul Search', 35 persons were saved, with people coming out of the wheelchairs, getting healed, my name was in the newspaper, God just began to accelerate and do great things," said the Prophet.
At age 22, Reid continued his ministry. He told The Gleaner that his ministry is a place for all people. According to him, the Lord told him, He has called him to all nations; to use one language with no impossibilities, serving the kingdom of God, and reaching souls.
Reid has been able to minister in numerous states in America and has even rubbed shoulders with great preachers like well-known televangelist Benny Hinn.
"I used to see people like Pastor Benny Hinn and now I've been in his services and he asked me to sit on the platform with him and he prophesied into my life that I would be a prophet to the nations and that God would raise me up," said the prophet.
With six years experience, Reid now has a great church and he admitted that God has been good to his ministry. He currently operates under a five-fold ministry: the apostle, the prophet, the evangelist, the pastor and the teacher.
"I believe Jamaica is a blessed island, a blessed people, 'Out of Many One People,' I'm praying for Jamaica. My ministry was born out of prayer and God has called me to intercede for the first four days in August 2012; to pray, wearing all white to bring people together. Jamaica is in need of a spiritual healing. It is called 'Destined for the Throne' at Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20," noted Prophet Reid.