May 08, 2013 Filed in: Ministry
I'm encouraged for ministry doors beginning to open again. Last month I did three days of meetings at Flowing River Church in Clearwater, Florida. It is the same church (called Maranatha back then) where God blessed with revival outbreak in 1993. For anyone interested, simply search Flowing River Church on Ustream and you will see some of my recent videos April 19-21, 2013 and some for last year as well. (For some reason the video for 4/19/13 has no audio for the first 40 minutes or so, but the rest is watchable).
Friday night the message was "Think It Through", Saturday night was "Prepared for Pressure", and Sunday morning was completely spontaneous as I followed instructions from a dream. You will see how a selected couple chose the numbers "1" and "7" and I told them those numbers would mean something to them. Numbers 1-4 represented Matthew-John, and the remaining numbers represented chapters. Therefore, I was spontaneously led to preach Matthew 7. After the message, the husband of the selected couple told me his birthday was 1/7 and also God was dealing with him on the subject matter of Matthew 7:1. This was very interesting indeed.
In a nutshell, the meeting itself was a message that God is also training His true Church for Supernatural Spontaneity. The saints must not be 'molded' by pressure, religion or this world, but ONLY by the Holy Spirit. Great pressures and false prophets/ministries shall surely come in a great wave, but also shall wonderful revelation, truth and supernatural power. The Body of Christ MUST become skilled in the Discerning of Spirits. This gift will rise in importance.
Over a month ago I had 3 successive 'dreams' in one night of supernatural transportations. They were so real that I cannot confirm they were only 'dreams'. In one of them I was carried away to a country and was then shown the geographical map of where I had been. Next day I examined world maps and discovered it was exactly Thailand! The anointing was so strong that upon awakening I shared with Lori what had happened and she could hardly move feeling God's awesome Presence.
Recently I had another succession of dreams of supernatural transportations, but his time it seemed like two hours of different experiences! However, upon awakening I was convinced it was only a night of dreams. I have no apt answer for explaining why concerning the subject matter of these experiences and dreams, except that it seems a foretelling of great increase in living and ministering in much deeper supernatural realms. I believe in these Last Days the Body of Christ will be having public ministry and 'church services' as never before.
For those of us who are 'late bloomers' in ministry and purposes for God, our time has arrived, or at least we are very close indeed to manifesting what we were prepared for all these years. Finally ... numerous 'late bloomers' who are not in full-time ministry will suddenly connect with powerful ministries, in support, service and participation. (God has not yet revealed to many what they are actually being prepared for!) ~~ so be encouraged.
March 22, 2013 Filed in: Personal
Apologies to all for the recent time of malware found on my ministry website. Great thanks to Dennis Staysniak for fixing the problem.
About a month ago Lori and I went to Nassau Bahamas to visit my family. I realized I hadn't been there for over 15yrs. My family instantly fell in love with Lori. None of them were able to attend the wedding.
My dad is 89 and mom 86, still working and running their Guest House for tourists. My brother John, 3 yrs older than I is still teaching tennis. We all had a wonderful time, and only spent extra time with few other friends. I had the opportunity to water baptize two very precious friends, who also received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
A friend recently asked me what God was saying. Concerning myself, I mentioned only that there was a better sense of 'readiness' for itinerant ministry after having finally visited my family. I think I mentioned this in earlier blogs, that my many years of care taking for Trish has put me in a place of virtually 'starting' all over again since my ministry is not in demand anymore because of 'falling off the map'. I have made a few contacts to see if any churches may be interested in inviting me. I'm not anxious, but remaining convinced of God's faithfulness.
I recently had 2 vivid dreams:
(1) I was rebuking a preacher for teaching a false doctrine of Grace.
Truth taught without Grace is harmful, leaving the hearers only with
a form of religion. This reduces the true power of the Gospel to self-
righteousness, works without the Anointing of the Holy Spirit.
(2) I dreamed the second this morning, and it was very disturbing.
I was watching mob riots in a city, involving invasions of businesses
and homes. After the horrid violence, murder and destruction, there
ensued a 'victory march' led by women singing some sort of
religious songs. I wondered if such wicked activity would come to
my area of the city, and sure enough, the dream continued where
I was involved as a potential victim. Although I escaped physical
harm, the 'victory march' took place again. I ran out into the streets
rebuking all for their utter wickedness.
Concerning these 2 dreams, I have sensed for years that we are in times where false teachings are increasing, and that our country will be experiencing more mob riots in particular areas. Revival is the only answer to produce 'Cities of Light' or 'Refuge'. Because of crime and revivals, I see many citizens relocating. Christians will be helping each other in an unprecedented way.
In these Last Days, Light and Darkness will both exist until the Return of Jesus. Concerning the world, things are being prepared for the rising and rule of the Antichrist. Concerning the Church, there will be increased Anointing for God's true sheep, while intensified religiousness for the 'goats' (ie ... those holding only to a form of godliness 2 Tim 3:5). My spirit is alarmed as never before.
February 13, 2013 Filed in: Personal
The bulk of physical work moving Lori's furniture, etc. to Bonita Springs is now finally subsided. Although she continues to work for JIMCO in Venice 5 days a week, the possibility of her networking by computer has been discussed.
The developed home meeting in Naples (SW Florida just South of Bonita) continues to go very well. It seems that more than half the participants consider it their 'church' although I have not announced I am starting a church.
On the contrary, my heart is still set on major revivals that catch the attention of the world. Feb.9-16 I will be in Nassau Bahamas to see my family. I have not seen them in at least 6 years, and gladly Lori is coming with me to meet them and see the homeland in which I grew up.
At the last home group in Naples I completed teaching on Matthew 23-24. I think I convincingly proved according to Scriptures that widespread teaching on 'Preterism' is faulty. Once again, Preterism believes that most of Matt.24 has already come to pass, and that Armageddon and the Antichrist have already taken their place in history. In fact, some people believe that Nero was the actual Antichrist!
Preterism also believes that all that's left for the Body of Christ is increased prosperity and victory to the point of ruling and reigning before the Millenium and 2nd Return of Jesus. It is clear in 2nd Timothy 3:1 that in the Last Days perilous times will come. There are also numerous Scriptures that reveal how Christians must endure through much suffering and persecution until Christ's Return.
The power of being offended will be at an all time high in the Last Days, as well as betrayal even among relatives (Matt.24:10). It is so interesting that in the following verse MANY false prophets shall arise and MANY people will be deceived. Satan is very cunning, for an offended spirit is the breeding ground for remaining open to deception.
First, the kingdom of darkness will cause offense in the hearts of many while false prophets are being trained for greater release into the public eye. Haven't you noticed how people who harbor offense and unforgiveness are also horrible at ministering the prophetic?
Another dangerous teaching spreading is a 'Hyper Grace' concept that somehow reduces the Fear of God to a 'wishy-washy' lifestyle of "Don't worry about your mistakes ... it will all be ok". True, forgiveness of sins HAS been paid for by Jesus, but the scripture is clear that we should NOT take the Grace of God in vain (2nd Cor.6:1). In my opinion, ANY teaching that encourages people to live the way they want to without concern of Judgement Day is a dubious and faulty doctrine.
I believe I am completely saved. I believe because of the Blood of Jesus all my sins are forgiven. I believe my name is in the Lamb's Book of Life. However, there are enough Scriptures that cause my heart to remain fearful to live right, and pay attention very closely to the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit.
January 21, 2013 Filed in: Webmaster
A few days ago, as 2013 was just starting, I was awakened about 1:30 in the morning. I “heard” these words clearly in my spirit man; “Honor and Integrity brings Advancement in 2013” A day or so ago, I received newsletter from a Seattle-based ministry. Inside was an article written by a Doug Lawrence. It so exemplified the heart of the word that I had received, that I want to share it here.
...A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner.
In their rush through the airport terminal, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. And apples flew everywhere.
Without stopping or so much as looking back in concern, they all managed to reach the gate in time for their nearly missed boarding. That is ALL BUT ONE!!! He paused, took a deep breath, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the young apple seller whose table had been overturned.
He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived home and explain why he was taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.
He was glad he did! The apple seller was a 16-year old girl who was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping around the terminal floor trying to find her apples as the crowd swirled around her, no one stopping or caring about her plight.
The salesman knelt on the floor with the girl, gathered up the apples, put them back on the table and helped her arrange and organize her display. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become very battered and bruised, unsellable: these he set aside in another basket.
When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said, “ Please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are you okay?” She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, “I hope that we didn’t spoil your day too badly.” And as he started to walk away, the bewildered girl called out to him, Mister…” He slowed and looked back into those blind eyes. ….are you Jesus?”
...Even though this salesman wasn’t the one who caused the damage, he is the only one who displayed Honor by putting his plans aside and going back to help clean up the mess his colleague had made. He also displayed Integrity by making restitution out of his own pocket for the damages that were a result of another.
Let me ask you ...Do you mean the words that you say and do you do what you say you will do, even if it inconveniences you or costs you more than you thought it would ? Honor and Integrity brings Advancement in 2013.
December 19, 2012 Filed in: Personal
I have been married a month already. The accompanying supernatural blessings that continue to flow have been more than encouraging. Although Lori is still working at JIMCO (her sister Lynn's) company, she has finally found a buyer for her condo after 2 years of having it listed. Closing date is 12/28 and so we are quite occupied during this holiday season with packing, moving, etc,etc.
Frontline news for now continues to be the tragic kindergarten school killings in Connecticut. Christian perspective does should not wish to be unmerciful, but liberals have fought hard against Christian prayer and such religious activities in schools in our country. Gun control is now a very hot topic, but if only government could see clearly that they cannot regulate evil. Our messages of the need for true Holy Spirit Revivals all over our country have been mocked and rejected for years by many, and yet ... it remains true that THIS is what we all need.
It is extra sad when so-called Christians themselves reject the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit, which is paramount in true Revivals. Demonic, supernatural power increases crime in our communities, whereas God's love and power decreases evil. History has proven this repeatedly.
May God bless every Church and ministry that has the true anointing and love of the Holy Spirit, preaching Jesus accurately. I pray that God only increases the supernatural power and blessings on such Christians, demonstrating that Jesus is the ONLY answer. May the pride of legalistic ministries be exposed in embarrassing ways, and Jesus be exalted in our country as never before!
Personally, I am looking forward to ministering a lot this year. Lori and I are praying for God to swing effective doors wide open. I am ready to travel and do great damage to the kingdom of darkness.
I have even been encouraged in home meetings I have been doing in Naples, Florida. The gifts of the Spirit have flowed encouragingly, and people who come bask in God's Presence as they also participate in practicing the spontaneity of His Power. For example, I have been getting names of people, places, and numbers of addresses in certain situations that have been accurate and exciting. We have also had some powerful healings and miracles take place.
Because of the pressure of the sale of Lori's condo, the moving etc, we will not be able to send out Christmas cards. However, we wish you all super-abundant blessings with joy, health and prosperity!!