"The last sermon preached by Christ before His ascension was on the Holy Ghost He said, "... wait for the promise of the Father ... ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." Acts 1:4-5. (See also Acts 1:8-9) Luke records the last words of Christ as, "Behold I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high." Luke 24:49. This message must have been of utmost importance, or Christ would never have reserved it until just before He ascended." Asa A. Allen was a controversial evangelist with a Pentecostal healing and deliverance ministry. He was associated with the "Voice of Healing" movement founded by Gordon Lindsay. Allen became one of the first to develop a national television ministry. His television programs frequently included excerpts from his "healing line" ministry.