They know people who call themselves Jews and who say that they are Jewish, claiming that they are some part of Judaism.
They do not realize that Judaism, with all of its rituals of Sabbath observance, keeping the law, dietary restrictions, blood sacrifices and temple worship, has ceased to exist and that all of these practices have come to an abrupt end with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Continue reading The End Of Judaism→
Having been born a Roman Catholic, raised by a father who had studied to be a Jesuit priest but did not complete his studies, and having studied Catholicism in depth before coming to the realization that RC doctrine did not line up with scripture and even contradicted it, I “came out of her” as per Revelations 18:4.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18:4
My questions for most Catholics I minister to today is simply this:
“Yes, one double cheeseburger with extra cheese, hold the pickle, large fries and a strawberry milkshake. O, and I’ll have some extra mayo with that.”
How is it that we have no problem ordering what we want from a fast food menu, but we get all tongue tied when we order healing for someone? Yes, I said order.
Praying for healing for someone is just like ordering off of a menu. When you order food, you have to tell the person taking your order exactly what you want. If you don’t, you may not get what you want or like what you get. If you hesitate and don’t know what you want or don’t say it clear enough, they may ask you to please step aside and let the next person in line order until you know what it is that you want to order. Continue reading Can I Take Your Order?→
We were at the Goodwill Rescue Mission having a great time ministering to a room full of men and a few women as well.
As we were winding down, I noticed a man with a crutch sitting all the way in the back of the room. I packed up my music gear and left it to make a beeline over to him. I looked this man in the eye and said, “Hi. I’m a minister and I pray for people and God heals them. Can I pray for you?” Continue reading Jesus Takes Man’s Crutch→
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18
Another highly recommended book revealing that the gifts, or rather the “charisma” or literally “grace effects”, of the Holy Spirit, though heavily suppressed during the dark ages, have always been in operation.
These “grace effects” of having the Holy Spirit indwelling the believer are now coming to he forefront as believers take hold of the promise of the Father.
And, 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
Many Christians today believe that only some are gifted to be able to exercise the “grace effects” of the Holy Spirit. Not so. Yes, there are people specially gifted and these are special gifts. But all true believers are commissioned to do the same works that Jesus did and greater.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12
It was a warm summer day and I was driving from one appointment to another for business. The way my GPS was sending me, meandered through a suburban neighborhood of small, one family homes with a decent size yard in front of each home.
I crossed over a road and casually looked to my left when I saw her. She was weeding her garden holding on to her walker. It struck me odd that an older woman with a handicap, would be out in the heat of the day, weeding her garden with her walker. As I pondered the scene, I kept driving and was about a block away when it hit me. I should stop to pray for her. After all, I had just started learning about being able to pray for people to heal them.
No, I can’t. I need to get to my next appointment, I thought, when immediately my conscience smote me and spoke to me loud and clear, “No you don’t! You have at least another hour before you need to be there!” Continue reading Drive By Healing→
We were at the flea market with our team and bumped into Fermin.
He was walking very slowly with a cane. He was Spanish speaking but also spoke pretty good English. When we asked him what the condition was he said he was in severe back and neck pain. He could not even turn his head.
Margaret, one of our team members, had come for the first time to our outreach event. She had several health issues herself which we prayed for and she was set free of them all. She even received a vision correction to where she could suddenly read the signs posted in the office trailer window from a distance. As a result, Margaret said she was ready to be activated (the term we use to have disciples pray for other people and see them get instantly healed). Continue reading Moving Mountains→
My wife and I were at the mall with our daughter and son-in-law and baby grandson. Grandma had decided that she wanted to by a pair of shoes for our grandson.
As they were trying on just about every shoe in the store, I was pacing back and forth to the front of the store and back adain to see if they had finally made their selection. When I came back to the front and stood in the entrance door looking out on the mall traffic, I spotted a Muslim family strolling by on the other side. The mother was in the traditional Hijab and long black robe but she was struggling forth on a pair of crutches.
I crossed the walkway and approached the husband. With Muslims I never approach the wife first as that would be inappropriate. “Excuse me, sir.” I interrupted, “I noticed your wife’s crutches. I am a minister and I pray for people and God heals them. Can I pray for her?” Continue reading Muslim Woman Instantly Healed→
Biblical Christians believe that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord as Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:8. Therefor when we die in Christ, having been born again, confessed and repented of our sins, the next face we will see is that of Jesus, our Lord and our Savior.
The most basic tenet of the Christian faith is that Jesus paid the price for our sins by the shedding of His perfect, sinless blood on the cross as the Son of God, hereby being the sacrificial lamb that takes away the sins of the world. This is what John the Baptist by the Holy Spirit confirmed when he saw Jesus coming to him.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29
It was a rainy overcast Saturday morning. All night it had rained, even with lightning and thunderstorms early in the morning. But we had scheduled an outing to the Meadowlands Flea Market and I was determined to go.
On the way it started pouring buckets. I commanded the rain to stop by the time I got there. It was relentless and actually started coming down even heavier. I looked up and said “That’s okay. I’ll give you some more time to do what you want as long as you stop by the time I get there.”
As I drove onto the parking lot of the flea market, the rain had died down to a drizzle. Thank you, Lord! Well, I was here but not many people were. Even the vendors were only a handful compared to how many there usually are. Well, at least I’m here, I thought to myself, Lord, the rest is up to you. Continue reading Instantly Healed, Saved and Baptized→
This was on the worldwide Life Team Skype chat: (roughly translated from Russian)
[12/29/2015 11:37:18 AM] Tatyana Matyash:
A young man serving in the army, was constantly humiliated because he believed in God.
One day the Captain wanted to humiliate this soldier before the entire army. He called the soldier and said “Soldier, come here to pick up your keys and go to the car park. There is a Jeep. Sit behind the wheel and drive it to the Commandant’s Office and park my car there.”
Anand, one of our team members, called me on a Monday and asked me if he could bring over his neighbor and parents for healing. He explained that they were Jains who practice Jainism, a religion that to us appears similar to Hinduism but yet is very different and quite popular in India. I told him that would be fine and he brought them over the next day.
They were extremely nice and polite people and we had a wonderful time in conversation. However, after talking a bit, I noticed that the mother was restless and in discomfort. So I suggested we pray for her and relieve her of her pain first, then we could continue our discussion. They agreed and I asked her what her condition was. Continue reading Jesus Heals Jains→
After ministering music to the men at the Goodwill Rescue Mission and after packing up my stuff, before leaving, I decided to reach out to the guys directly and just sit down and talk with them.
One of them was a young man named Saleem which means peace similar to Shalom as in Sar Shalom or Prince of Peace. I asked him if he believed in Jesus and I could tell he hesitated before he said yes, he did. I said “Wait a minute. You just hesitated before you said that. Do you really believe in Jesus?” “Well sometimes I do.” He kind of avoided the question so I asked him “Hey, can I show you something?” “Sure.” he replied.
We had scheduled an outreach to the flea market for the team on Saturday, September 24th, at the Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ, when one of the team members brought another outreach event to my attention that was also happening the same day in Paterson, NJ. It was scheduled by several churches and community outreach organizations and was sure to draw a crowd.
“Somebody changed the Ten Commandments? Impossible!”
This might be your first reaction if you did not know this yet. But, yes, someone, or I should say, some well known, world renowned, religious institution actually dared to change the Ten Commandments. I won’t keep you in suspense. It was the Roman Catholic church. Continue reading Who Changed The Ten Commandments?→
Nowhere in the bible does it say to go out and make converts. It does however tell us to go out and make disciples.
What’s the difference? A whole world of difference!
A convert in today’s definition of the modern-day church, is an individual who repeats a prayer to “accepts” Jesus into their heart. One of the most popular sayings in today’s church culture is “Salvation is only a prayer away.” Once this ritual has been performed, then the whole church will rally around that individual and tell them over and over again that they are saved by grace. This too, is what they learned and “monkey see, monkey do”.
It was July 5th and a hot summer’s evening in NYC with temperatures in the nineties.
We met up with the team at Bryant Park by the fountain. We met Johnny there who was a newcomer to the team and was full of questions. He believed healing was true but had not seen it himself. He had been watching several videos about healing and had prayed for several people but had not seen anyone he prayed for actually get healed. He used as an example, the pain he had in his knee and shared that 3 people had already prayed for it but he had not been healed. Continue reading Street Healing in New York City→
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Continue reading Sons And Daughters Of God→
My daughter, Jamie, started a conversation with a Muslim mother and daughter we met at a flea market. She tried to share Jesus with both of them but the conversation was not going anywhere. Debating just led to them digging their heels in deeper and they were not willing to give an inch. I joined in the conversation.
“Do you believe that all the prophets in the Qur’an speak the truth?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Do you believe that Jesus was a prophet?”
“Yes, we do.”
“So then you believe that everything Jesus said was the truth?”
“Yes, we do.”
“Well, Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but through me.” Do you believe that?”