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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Clouds

Playing God

Even the most seasoned newsmen who have "seen it all" are in awe of the world developments in recent years. All of them realize that something unique in the history of the world is happening today. And what's most stunning about it all is the breath-taking rapidity of these recent developments.

Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of Nobel Prizes in 1954 and 1963, has said he believes the greatest catastrophe in the world is approaching. This looming catastrophe might well result in a world war which could destroy civilization and spell the end of the human race. Or, it might take the form of mass starvation among a world population that has been doubling every 35 years. Civilization might end because of the collapse of the systems on which it depends; or the end of civilization might result from weather changes induced by governments to improve the yield of crops.

Man has pushed the self-destruct button. Foundations of godliness have crumbled; things sacred have come unzipped. We are trying to build a peaceful world, but there is no peace within people's hearts.

We must have an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Somehow God must reveal himself to this lost generation. Everything else has failed. Education has failed our youth. For the most part, parents have failed them. Government has failed to reach them. Dead religion has turned them off.

Our Lord told us not to be troubled, because these are only the beginning of "birth pains" [Matt. 24:8]. I believe that God is warning the world. The world has broken His covenant and has gone away from Him and these events are warnings designed to turn us to Him. And what we have seen thus far is just a prelude. The warnings are going to continue during the next few years, even building in intensity. After these warnings, the real judgment is going to come.

2 Timothy 3:1
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

Matthew 24:21
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.

Luke 21:36
But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Fred Show\Brant Baker Guest

This was a TV show in the Philipines called the Fred Show with special guest Brant Baker of Shekinah Fellowship. The show was filmed at the Quezon City Hall in 1981.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

1500 Sheep Jump Off Cliff

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.


This is something that happens with humans. There are some examples of this in current events. People need a Shepherd. Someone who is moral and ethical with integrity. Someone who has no dark secrets and shifty ways. Someone who sets us free and does not enslave us by slowly removing freedoms from us under the guise of protecting us and making us 'safe.'

Luke 4:18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised...

The Shepherd opens our blind eyes and gives us liberty and truth.

John 8:32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 20:31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

John 14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 1:4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Matthew 11:28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

This Shepherd is soon coming again to this earth. Those who have lead the sheep astray and harmed them will be facing this Shepherd.

Revelation 19:15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 2:27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers:

Ezekiel 34:2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

Ezekiel 34:8As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

Ezekiel 34:10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
11For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
Don't dispair, there is hope, your Shepherd is coming soon!

What Is Mormonism? A Baptist Answer

The Mormons regard themselves as Christians, and Jesus figures prominently on the covers of LDS publications. They believe that after the death of Christ's apostles his church became confused, a period that ended only with the restoration of the Gospel by the presentation of another book of scripture by an angel to LDS founder Joseph Smith.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1675308,00.html?imw=Y

Friday, October 26, 2007

Feet

videoJoshua 1:3Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

Ever think about that? You are God's representative where ever your feet stand. As you yield to the Person of the Holy Spirit and allow God to move through you and use you as He would see fit, those around you are impacted for the King. Lay claim to the ground upon which you stand, take over for Jesus Christ as His ambassador to that locality.

You become His hands, His feet, His voice to those around you. Do the work of an evangelist, speak as an oracle of our God. Take the land.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Vickie Faurie



Rev. Vickie Faurie was born in Waukegan, Illinois. Being raised in a Christian home at the age of eight, Vickie asked God into her heart. As a child she became critically ill, her limbs were crippled and doctors had given up on her. In a Kathryn Kuhlman service in Chicago, Vickie was instantly touched by God and received a miraculous healing.

I praise God for woman like Vickie, doing the work of the Kingdom in sincerity and truth! It is my prayer that the anointing of God would increase and that the sensitivity to the Person of the Holy Spirit would increase upon this dear woman of God. May she have an ever increasing ministry, using the resources given unto her for the benefit and blessings of the work of the ministry. I speak against all that would hinder the woman of God from reaching the lost and the wounded for Jesus Christ. May the assignments and schemes of the wicked one against this ministry be canceled in the name of Jesus Christ. Let the power of God be released in Love and compassion for souls. May the heart of this ministry break over the things that break God's heart. Peace and mercy are the banner that flys above this ministry. Invest in this ministry with your prayers and intercession.

David Sloane

Monday, October 22, 2007

Brant Baker sermon in the Philipines

Brant Baker sermon in the Philipines 1980.

I am 'green' and care about this earth that God created.


The enormous stew of trash - which consists of 80 percent plastics and weighs some 3.5 million tons, say oceanographers - floats where few people ever travel, in a no-man's land between San Francisco and Hawaii.

The patch has been growing, along with ocean debris worldwide, tenfold every decade since the 1950s. The so-called 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' - a heap of debris floating in the Pacific that's twice the size of Texas, according to marine biologists.


Pastor Brant Baker Shekinah Fellowship

A semi~documentary on Pastor Brant Baker that once was shown on television October, 28, 1978. Also a close up look at the old Fox theatre on Ocean Blvd that became the home of Shekinah Fellowship. The theatre is not there today, a large building took it's place.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The video below this post is 43 minutes and 21 seconds long.

This is our longest video presented here to date.
Therefore you have to click on the 'Veoh' orange box that shows up when you start the video and follow the instructions if you want to view the long version of this video.

This is the only way that we could share long videos with you without chopping them up into smaller portions. Thanks for your understanding.

David

Shekinah Fellowship Service Nov, 12, 1977

Shekinah Fellowship Service Nov, 12, 1977. In this video you get to see what a Shekinah Worship Service was like. Worship of Almighty God is timeless, enter in and adore the Master Creator of heaven and earth with us.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Brant Baker in the Philipines 1980

Shekinah Fellowship and Brant Baker in the Philipines 1980. I found this short clip on one of the Master tapes.

Dr. Gary Greenwald, The Eagle's Nest Minstries



I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind for a few days. I have been looking over the past in my memory about what I know about Dr. Gary Greenwald of the Eagle's Nest ministries.

I first was introduced to his home by a man named Mike McDonald in the early seventies. We went to see Larry Arthur who lived with Gary I believe. Gary's room was well decorated and was clean and tidy. Larry worked for Gary in his sign company in Tustin at the time.
My next exposure to Gary was his sign company. The same man, Mike, took me to see the sign company. Some of the people who worked there showed me how Gary had revolutionized sign making by using structural foam with plastic overlay for creating letters for exterior signs.

Then I finally met Gary at Dana Point Community Chapel. Jerry Froemmling was the prophetic pastor. Jerry was a man of the Word who taught and was not afraid of the gifts of the Holy Spirit being fully exercised. Jerry actually started his church in South Laguna on Coast Hiway and Victoria street and later moved to the Dana Point community Center. My family attended this church while we lived in Laguna Beach.

Jerry would show Christian movies every Friday night. God would anoint this ministry and heal people. This is when I finally met Gary face to face.

Then awhile later I heard that there was a man showing Christian movies at "Vangard University" in Costa Mesa. And guess what? The man was Gary. Gary had obviously been deeply impressed with Jerry's ministry and replicated it. In 1975 one of his employees attended my home Bible study and gave me a large "D" made out of foam and plastic from Gary's sign shop.

I recall listening to one of my favorite Christian radio stations in the 70's and hearing a program from the Eagle's Nest. Gary had grown and was more polished.

In the 90's my friends and I had discovered Gary again and started to attend his services. Only I was not allowed by some body guard types to approach Gary and say "Hi". Gary had become important?

Just before his death in 1993 I received a prophecy for Gary from Lonnie Frisbee. I tried several times over the years to deliver this prophecy to Gary, and each time the Body guard firewall prevented me. I finally gave up and quit trying. Gary robbed himself of a blessing from Lonnie. Too bad. I was not about to get to Gary by making an appointment with his office etc...call me stubborn, but if "the man on the street" can not reach a pastor then something is wrong.

Lonnie believed in Gary and respected him.

I watched Gary take faith and move forward in ministry. I watched Gary struggle through some hard places in life. Gary believed in his ministry and has the fruit to back it up. I place Gary in the same league as Lonnie Frisbee and Brant Baker. He is still among us...

While I have since given up trying to deliver Lonnie's message to Gary, I will tell you this part of the message: "Gary, don't 'touch the gold.' (Lonnie never touched the gold).

Now to my main point here...Lonnie Frisbee, Brant Baker, Greg Laurie and Gary Greenwald all had something in common. They were all able to not look at themselves, but unto Jesus Christ and His promises over their lives. They were able to believe that God could move through themselves inspite of themselves. They all learned to yield to the Holy Spirit.

If you enter into The Eagles Nest, you will first experience the overshadowing presence of God Almighty. Then you realize that the congregation has a very high level of faith.

Jesus is hindered in His ministry to others when people harbor unbelief.

Matthew 13:58And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Mark 6:6And he marvelled because of their unbelief.

You see, Gary has this God given ability to raise the level of faith in people. The net result is that miracles happen. I love the atmosphere of The Eagle's Nest. It is uplifting and encouraging. The congregation is ultra friendly and spiritually healthy.

If you need a miracle or a touch from God, by all means, get to The Eagle's Nest. Your chances of receiving your miracle are greater there then in some 'Bible teaching' environments. No matter how good a pulpit is at the theoretical and academic things of God, there is always the need to bring God's people out of unbelief and into the positive position of believing. The Bible is not only for explaining, but for believing.

Gary believe's in his calling. He has had God take him down to death's door to get his attention. The lesson was not wasted on him. This anointed man of God gets it, he understands.

The only thing possibly holding him back is what Lonnie told me, "I hope he doesn't touch the gold..."
Eagle's Nest Ministries Phone: 1-949-724-8803

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Brant Baker Shekinah Fellowship Service 1977

Brant Baker Shekinah Fellowship Service. Filmed live at the old Fox west coast theater in Long Beach California.

While some might think that Brant Baker's "style of ministry" is similar to Benny Hinn's, Baker actually predates Hinn by over a decade.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I love Billy Graham

"DEAR DR. GRAHAM: When should Christians stand up for their rights, and when should they just accept a bad situation and not make a fuss about it? Some people in our homeowners' association want to spend money in a way we think may be illegal, but we hate to get the reputation of being troublemakers. -- Mrs. E.N."

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Best Argument For God

Acts 17:28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

"So here it is. You’ve probably heard it before. It was recently mentioned in the New York Times. The universe may be a simulation. In other words, we might be living in something like the Matrix. OK, so what. Why would some crazy sci-fi plot be any more convincing than any other religious argument you’ve ever heard? The reasoning comes from this paper or this simplified version by Nick Bostrom. The gist of the argument in the paper is that at least one of three possibilities must be true. Those three possibilities are paraphrased as:
1) Advanced civilizations destroy themselves before they can build universe simulations
2) Advanced civilizations don’t run simulations of universes like ours
3) You are almost certainly living a simulation"

Another earth:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

WHO IS GOD?


WHO IS GOD?

Does God have a mean side; an, "I told you so, I’m gonna get you" side? Is He out to get you? Does He take pleasure in dragging you through this cursed creation, maxing out the sweat of your brow and causing you to always come up short, empty-handed and always in need?

What if you were God, would you change things? If I were God, I would hope to be as God is; to treat each of us as He does. God is love and all of His thoughts toward us are good. He is willing that none should perish and that all would come to the knowledge of the truth. He is working His abundant grace within each of our lives, each and every day, to produce the very best end result.

The glory that shall be revealed in each of us is just something that the human mind cannot comprehend. Our present circumstance has a deeper meaning than we could ever imagine. God is working every detail for His glory and ultimately for our benefit. With each trial, there is a far greater weight of glory to be revealed in us. Even when we fail.God’s love for you is a deep and enduring love that can carry you through anything. It is working all things together for your Good. Be patient, enduring and by all means keep the faith.

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Tilson

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A scientist has calculated that there is a 67% chance that God exists


A scientist has calculated that there is a 67% chance that God exists.

Factors that were considered included recognition of goodness, which Dr Unwin said makes the existence of God more likely, countered by things like the existence of natural evil - including earthquakes and cancer.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Death Penalty Unauthorized By Sanhedrin


Day 15
The Illegal Trial Of Jesus Christ
Death Penalty Unauthorized By Sanhedrin

Location:
People's Court
Shekinah Fellowship
Room 101

Ms Suzy, Jurist in this court room:

Was it lawful for the Jews, the members of the Sanhedrin, to take the life of Christ?
The answer must be in the negative because they had no such authority.

Judea was a province under the domination of its Roman conquerors. They were denied the power to carry into execution any sentence involving the taking of human life. The Romans did, however, permit them to try persons acused of offenses for which the penalty of death might be imposed; but, such a sentence must first be submitted to the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, for his approval or rejection. Moreover, Pilate was required to hear the testimony and weigh the evidence which was heard by the Sanhedrin- and then decide what to do.

If the Sanhedrin tried a man for a capital offense, involving the infliction of the death penalty, and he was found not guilty, then that was the end of the trial. But all convictions, as stated, were required to be taken before Pilate, whose final decision was necessary before the judgment of the Sanhedrin could be put into effect.

Referring back to what transpired, during the trial of Jesus, before the Sanhedrin, we note that Caiaphas and his henchmen found Jesus guilty of "blasphemy," and pronounced the sentence of death-and, instead of complying with the Hebrew laws, on that subject, they took the Christ before Pilate, not to obtain a review of their decision, based on their conclusions that He was guilty of "blasphemy," but to get from Pilate a quick, summary approval of their unlawful acts, without even telling the Roman Governor of what Jesus had been accused and for what He had been condemned to die.

When before the Roman Governor, they were afraid to report the true facts-that Jesus had been adjudged guilty of blasphemy, in the absence of any testimony, nor the introduction of a single witness! Instead, they told Pilate that "If He were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him to you."

Of course, they were hopeful that Pilate would not make inquiry at all as to the reasons for their condemning Jesus to die; but they were mistaken. Pilate inquired "What evil hath He done?" Afraid to tell the truth-apprehensive that Pilate would ridicule their judgment of condemnation, upon such an absurd charge, without evidence to support it, they quickly decided to change the accusation from that of "blasphemy" to that of sedition!

When Pilate told them to "Take Him and judge Him by your own laws," they were confounded. They knew that, under their own laws, the Christ could not, lawfully, be sentenced to die. Then came the admission that they had no authority to take a human life!

Here is the sordid and rotten thing about the proceedings; Caiaphas and Annas well knew that they had no lawful right to cause the death of Jesus-and they knew that Pilate could not, under the law, permit the Sanhedrin to take the life of Christ without a through investigation of the charges which they had made against Him. Still, in their determination to destroy Jesus, they cowardly resorted to subterfuge and trickery, before Pilate, by attempting to accuse Him of sedition-still in the hope that the Roman Governor would affirm their verdict of the death penalty, even though based on blasphemy!

They then saw that their plot was about to fail, so they resorted to pressure tactics, resulting in threatening to report the Roman Governor to Caesar as not being a loyal friend of the Emperor. This was the trick which caused Pilate to vacillate, and give in to the demands of the mob.

They were able to gain the custody of the Christ, but not under sanction of the laws. And from the moment Pilate delivered Him unto them, they began their plans to destroy Him.

"And they led Him away to crucify Him."

Crucified Him in the full knowledge that their acts were criminal in that they themselves violated the laws of God and the laws of their own race-for neither the Jews nor God sanctioned cold-blooded murder!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Samaritan Ministries International

"Christians are helping Christians with medical expenses through a unique ministry that doesn't involve insurance. You can be a part of this growing network of believers faithfully applying Biblical principles.
When we all work together, the burden on each of us is very light. As a result, since 1994 the monthly share has not exceeded $285.00 and is even lower for singles and couples.
Go ahead and explore our web site for more information on this wonderful ministry!"

http://www.samaritanministries.org/index.html

CHCN is not practicing the business of insurance and is therefore not regulated by any state Department of Insurance. For full disclosure statements, click here.

Christian Freedom International

Never forget Hebrews 13:3

http://www.christianfreedom.org/

http://www.persecution.org/suffering/index.php

http://www.persecutionblog.com/

http://www.persecution.com/

http://www.allaboutfollowingjesus.org/christian-persecution.htm

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Jon Courson the Blood of Jesus


The Blood Of Jesus

Video:


Website:

Keith Green's life story


American Revival of 1859

American Church History 101

Like all major revivals and awakenings, the stirrings of the Spirit began with prayer in a tense situation in 1857.

Gold, banks, railroads, and industrial plants had hearkened the golden age of American prosperity.

 "The great panic which broke out in Wall Street, October 12, 1857, was the handwriting on the wall. . . . Banks failed, business houses closed, railroads went into bankruptcy, and all business was at a standstill."

Out of this carious situation, the Lord was about to move powerfully on America again.

His move was a spontaneous, ecumenical, lay-led prayer meeting movement led by an unknown inner city missionary in New York.

 Daily prayer meetings swept over New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and New England.

 Then the prayer fever swept into the South and west to Texas.

Prayer for the nation, its leaders, and personal concerns were the rage and immediately reaped a harvest of souls in the North, continuing to win people to Christ later in the South.
An old book about it. 

A Story about it.

 Video's about this 1859 revival and how it happened and can happen again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6uNJqBGdLQ

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3yTwygwWWU

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpKcKW5sNgI



Men of God


 John Wesley Redfield was a man who awakened both the sleeping sinner and careless Christian.

When Mr. Redfield prayed or preached men and women were touched by Jesus and went home different than when they came.

Under the influence of Mr. Redfield's ministry, the slaves of sin were brought to repentance and totally set free.

 Wherever he preached, church after church seemed to be effected in the same way.

On one occasion Mr. Redfield entered the pulpit with an especially intense and heavy burden pressing upon his heart.

Without hesitation he began his message by clearly describing all those who had lived in the church for years without true saving grace; who had sat under the most searching gospel ministry; who had seen the truth lived out before them and yet rejected it all.

With passion he warned all those who had shunned the narrow path of repentance and the cross of Christ.

As Mr. Redfield spoke the Holy Spirit brought a shaking conviction of sin upon the entire congregation.

Some cried out, some fell prostrate before they could get to the altar, and others fell at the altar.

 The slain lay in some places totally helpless, one upon another until the aisles were closed for hours.

At this exact same time, people miles away also fell under the power of God in the seclusion of their own homes.

 The key to John Wesley Redfield's success was his total and unrelenting dependence upon Jesus Christ.

Through many trials he had learned that he could truly do nothing apart from Jesus. Is it not true, that much of our failure to bring forth lasting change lies at the feet of our own self-dependence and pride?

We must recover our simplicity and joy of devotion to Jesus. We must repent and put away our methods and programs of self-reliance and once again embrace the "better part" of sitting at the feet of Jesus in humility and prayer.

 (Luke 10:38-42)

Fire kindles more fire. In 1904 one of the most significant revivals of the modern Church age swept through Wales.

 News of the Welsh revival quickly encircled the globe, bringing with it sparks of hope and expectation. Soon revival fires were burning in India, China, Korea and America. Instrumental in the revival in India was a young woman by the name of Pandita Ramabai. G. H. Lang after spending some time at Mukti observing the revival wrote, "little girls were lost for hours in the transport of loving Jesus and praising Him. Young Christians were counting it a rare privilege to spend many successive hours in intercessory prayer for strangers never seen or known . . . In one meeting we were seventeen hours together; the following day more than fifteen hours passed before the meeting broke up with great joy." "Dr. Nicol MacNicol, the scholarly biographer of Pandita Ramabai reported that these who seemed to have such emotional blessings at the time of the revival were still living steadfast, godly lives twenty years later." E. M. Bounds in his classic little book "Power Through Prayer", wrote, "What the Church needs today is not more or better machinery, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use - men of prayer, men mighty in prayer." John Oxtoby, affectionately known as "Praying Johnny". Praying Johnny was not known for his culture or great intellect, he possessed neither. What he possessed was the faith that moves mountains. His speech and words were not considered eloquent to the ears of men, yet they were always sweet to the Father's ear. "Six hours each day he usually spent on his knees, pleading with God, in behalf of himself, the Church and sinners." "When travailing in anguish for a revival in the neighborhood in which he was laboring and when deeply anxious to see the glory of the Lord revealed, he spent many hours in secluded retirement; and has sometimes in this manner devoted whole days and nights to God." Praying Johnny not only exercised the power of prayer in the closet, but also in the public assembly. Often in answer to his public prayers whole assemblies were slain by the power of the Holy Spirit. Strong men struck with conviction fell to their knees and cried for mercy. "And I sought for a MAN among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. - Ezek. 22:30. It was Seth Joshua who once wrote "All prayer is hidden. It is behind a closed door. The best spade diggers go down into deep ditches out of sight. There are numbers of surface workers, but few who in self-obliteration toil alone with God." J. Pengwern Jones recalls the prayer life of John Hyde. "He was always on his knees when I went to bed, and on his knees long before I was up in the morning, though I was up with the dawn. He would also light the lamp several times in the night, and feast on some passages of the Word, and then have a little talk with the Master. He sometimes remained on his knees the whole day. The Spirit made him an object-lesson to us, that we might have a better idea of Christ's prayer life." "What is the secret of the anointing of the Holy Spirit? Does God endue men in a sort of haphazard way? Has He favorites? Certainly not! God's difficulty is to find men who are willing to pay the price." Mordecai Ham was a man who was willing to pay the price and as a result was powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit. Mr. Hams thoughts on the hindrances of true revival. "One of our troubles is we are not willing to humble ourselves. We are not willing to give up our opinions as to how things should be done. We want a revival to come just in our way. You never saw two revivals come just alike. We must let them come in God's way. People are ashamed to admit they need a revival. If you are not willing to take the shame on yourself, you then let it remain on Jesus Christ. You must bear the reproach of your sinful state of indifference, or the cause of our Master must bear it." "Above all George Fox excelled in prayer." It was his habit to wait in silence for the movement of the Holy Spirit and then begin to pray, causing whole congregations to be shaken and humbled under the hand of God Almighty. "As he prayed the power of God came down in such a marvelous manner the very building seemed to rock." Through the ministry of George Fox, a glimmer of Apostolic power was revealed to seventeenth century England. He was a man of the Spirit in an age that emphasized theological and scriptural accuracy at the expense of the power of the Holy Ghost. He always stressed the importance of a Spirit filled life and refused to let dead orthodoxy be a veil for the works of the flesh. "Chareles Finney seemed so anointed with the Holy Spirit that people were often brought under conviction of sin just by looking at him. When holding meetings at Utica, New York, he visited a large factory. At the sight of him one of the workers, and then another, and then another broke down and wept under a sense of their sins, and finally so many were sobbing and weeping that the machinery had to be stopped while Finney pointed them to Christ." Revivals are seasons of intense and rapid spiritual growth, and such growth always involves change. Growing children demand new and larger garments, just as growing trees need room for their expanding roots. The sincere seekers of lasting revival must be willing to change and yield to the Spirit's control. The wind, water, and fire of the Holy Ghost are ever moving elements that require plenty of room to breathe. We must beware of quenching and smothering the influence of the Holy Spirit by our predetermined preferences and stiff religious traditions. True revival will not come through our fleshly might or organizational power, but ONLY by God's Spirit! Have we given the Holy Spirit permission to change US? It became increasingly apparent that E. M. Bounds was gifted in building and reviving the Church. This prophet of prayer often made preachers uncomfortable with his call for holiness and his attacks on lusting for money, prestige and power. "His constant call for revival annoyed those who believed that the Church was essentially sound . . ." God gave him a great prayer commission, requiring daily intercession. He labored in prayer for the sanctification of preachers, revival of the Church in North America and the spread of holiness among professing Christians. He spent a minimum of three to four hours a day in fervent prayer. "Sometimes the venerable mystic would lie flat on his back and talk to God; but many hours were spent on his knees or lying face down where he could be heard weeping . . . Andrew Bonar was a man who was intimately acquainted with Jesus Christ. As a result he saw what Jesus saw and therefore cared, wept and prayed like Jesus. Far too often our own eyes are dry because our eyes are blind to the needs around us. Many of us have become blinded by the temporal, till we can no longer see the eternal reality of the holiness of heaven and horrors of hell. Lord draw us back to the prayer closet where blind eyes see and hardened hearts are broken. Lord, have mercy and bring us to brokenness!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Adam/ Eagles Nest Ministries/ Dr.Gary Greenwald


 This story is real and accurate and verified.
This is Adam. Adam is my son's childhood friend. Adam is 28. He was born with only one side to his jaw bone. This made him a deformed baby with one side of his face caved in. His parents took him to Eagle's Nest Ministries. Pastor Gary Greenwald prayed for the baby Adam.

The parents took Adam home and the next day a new jawbone had grown and Adam was healed! The parents did not go back to let Gary know what had happened, no praise report, but now Gary does, years later, because of this posting. Adam is a good looking young man who was healed under the ministry of Gary as an infant. H

Had the parents not taken Adam to the Eagles Nest to be prayer over, I can only wonder what might have been Adams fate in life.

Today Adam is struggling in his walk with the Lord. Could you take a minute to pray for Adam just now? There is a strong call of God upon this young mans life. I have heard him share from the Word of God and I can say that he is truly anointed when he shares God's Word.

Note: The level of faith in the congregation of Eagles Nest is great, I know of no other ministry that I have visited since 1967 where the people have such a high level of faith. People are healed there frequently. The demon winds have blown across Eagles Nest Ministries several times and it has bounced back up stronger each time. Gary is one tough bird!
Dr. Greenwald has been noted for the creative miracles that take place in his ministry. Adam is one of the many who can testify to the power of God in Gary's ministry.If you or anyone you know needs a touch from God, i would go to the Eagles nest!

Thank You
David Sloane

Atheists on the rise

The article says,"In England and its offspring, the United States, a legion of the godless is rising up against the forces of religiosity."

Are we slacking off in personal evangelism. In fact, have you ever lead anyone to the Lord? This is something that we only get to do on this side of eternity. When was the last time that you shared your faith with another?

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/305001.html

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Friday, October 05, 2007

‘I’d Rather Have Jesus…’

Two Old War Horses

"The colorful bass-baritone voice of George Beverly “Bev” Shea, now aged 97, was heard again last fall in Gastonia, North Carolina, at the first celebration conducted by Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham and son of Franklin Graham. Shea shared the stage with his friend, Cliff Barrows, with whom he has appeared with Will’s grandfather for nearly 60 years, and, of course, Billy Graham was also there with Franklin for the celebration ...

Awesome Christian Music Links

If you were in on the 'Jesus People' movement at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, this music collection will prod a few memories of the past. The best part is the Holy Spirit will visit with you as you sit back and relax and enjoy this collection. I think these are 'Studio Masters' because the quality is excellent. This list makes great background music as you work on your computer etc...I turn it up and do my work. How wonderful it is to have the Holy Spirit visit us through these yielded vessels of the Lord Jesus Christ! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!
Click here for a playlist of all songs below Vince Stapleton - Go In Peace.mp3 Download Listen Vince Stapleton - He Is.mp3 Download Listen Vince Stapleton - Hand To The Plow.mp3 Download Listen Barry McGuire - Love Is.mp3 Download Listen Children of the Day - For Those Tears.mp3 Download Listen Country Faith - Two Roads.mp3 Download Listen Debby Kerner - Behold I Stand At The Door.mp3 Download Listen Karen lafferty - Plan Of Love.mp3 Download Listen Keith Green - There is a Redeemer - First Love.mp3 Download Listen Love Song - Little Pilgrim-Final Touch.mp3 Download Listen Matthew Ward - To The King - First Love.mp3 Download Listen Mustard Seed Faith - All I Know.mp3 Download Listen Mustard Seed Faith - Back Home.mp3 Download Listen MSF - Can't Work Your Way to Heaven.mp3 Download Listen Mustard Seed Faith - Dried Up Well.mp3 Download Listen Oden Fong - He's Always There.mp3 Download Listen Selah - He Lives.mp3 Download Listen Honeytree - Doors And Windows.mp3 Download Listen Honeytree - Clean Before My Lord - First Love.mp3 Download Listen Honeytree - I See The Lord.mp3 Download Listen Honeytree - Pioneer - First Love.mp3 Download Listen Larry Norman - Elvis Has Left The Building.mp3 Download Listen

My Christian daughter says I'm going to hell

My Christian daughter says I'm going to hell

"I am the father of a 13-year-old daughter whose mother has been taking her to an evangelical Christian church her whole life. Her mother's family is entirely Christian. I am not a Christian, and in fact think that organized religion is actively harmful to her development into a rational adult. None of my friends are Christian, nor any of my family."

http://www.salon.com/mwt/col/tenn/2007/10/04/christianity/?source=whitelist

The Spiritual Subversion


The Spiritual Subversion

If the devil can by any methods, shut the Holy Spirit out of the church, he has effectively prevented the church from being God's church on earth. He accomplishes this by retiring from the church the agencies or agents that the Holy Spirit uses. Satan displaces them with natural devices that are rarely if ever the channels used by the Holy Spirit. Christ announced this unchangable, universal law when He said, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” John 3:6.

If a church has a holy preacher, a man of great prayerfulness, of great grace, filled with the Spirit, Satan will use any method to retire him and put in a man who does not pray, but who is eloquent and popular. The church may seem to have gained, but it has 'gained' by the substitution of natural forces for spiritual ones, an exchange that has unknowingly revolutionized the church.

E.M. Bounds


Mr Bounds was a Baptist 'prophet/teacher.' He knew what he was talking about. How many churches today are actually allowing the movement of the Holy Spirit in their midst? The government of God given to the church has ceased according to some of them. They tell us that we no longer need the government of God through the five fold ministry as recorded in the New Testament.

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,...

EPHESIANS 4:11

Some would tell us that these governing agencys were only for the foundation of the church and are no longer needed because today we have the Bible. Well if that is the truth, then we no longer need evangelists or pastors or teachers. This list stands or falls as a whole.

Lets look at the next verses of this text:

12to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

As long as there are new believers, there will be those who need to be 'built up' and taught. And EACH part will do its work. There will be spiritual infants who need the function of the ministries given to the church by the Holy Spirit. How unfortunate that there are those in pulpits across the land that would intellectually rob the church of the five fold ministry given to her by Jesus Christ. They worship at the alters of the intellect, teaching that the government of God, as given in Ephesians 4:11 is no longer needed, but of course THEY are needed.

Jesus Christ Himself GAVE these ministry gifts. For what purpose did He give these ministry gifts?

Ephesians 4:12

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

For the perfecting of the saints. The Greek word KATARTISMOS translated 'perfecting," according to Vine's Espository Dictionary of New Testament Words, denotes a fitting or preparing fully, implying a process to consummation.
If one purpose for which the ministry gifts are given is the perfecting of the saints, will they ever reach maturity without them? No.
For the work of the ministry. For the edifying of the Body of Christ. For how long did He give the ministry gifts?

Ephesians 4:13

TILL WE ALL COME in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, UNTO THE MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF THE FULNESS OF CHRIST.

These ministry gifts are Christ's own provision for the continual need for ministry in His Church until He comes for His Church.

An arroneous teaching which surfaced a few years ago stressed what is termed "body ministry." (And there is a certain truth to that. God does use everyone.) But some taught, "We don't need pastors and ministers any longer. God is not using ministers any more. God has a diffrent program now."

The Scripture says that He gave those gifts to men, TILL WE ALL COME...unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."

Until Jesus comes, "all of us" will never come to that place of maturing of the saints until Christ comes for His own.

What is the ultimate aim in all ministry?

Ephesians 4:13-16

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

The Church needs all-round spiritual growth to arrive at her destined perfection in Christ. Spiritual children are easily disturbed and swept about by false things. The ministry gifts Christ placed in the Church help us grow up into His image. We cannot reach that place without the function of the fivefold ministry.

Some areas of Christendom have not matured beyond a certain stage of growth because they recognize only two or three ministry gifts: evengelist and pastor, or sometimes teacher.

In summary: The ultimate aim of all ministry is not for self glory or to magnify the human in any way. It is entirely toward the Body of Christ. It takes all these ministries functioning to edify-build up-the Body of Christ.

Get out of those churches that teach that the five fold ministry has ceased. Get into Chruches that allow the full function of the gifts given by Christ for the work of the ministry. Satan has been at work ever since Jesus gave these ministrys, he has tried his best to eliminate them from the Body of Christ so the work of the ministry would suffer and be incomplete. There are good men who are moral who would try to convince you that the five fold ministry no longer exist. Who do you think is ultimately behind that lie? Why would Christ remove the very ministrys needed to build up His Church? Satan does that.

Where does Satan attack? Satan is always watching for any opportunity to attack the Church. If he can convince leadership that the five fold ministry given by Christ no longer exist, he can keep whole segments of the Body of Christ from maturing and being edifyed. Then there would be a lack of true spiritual growth. Satan attacks the strongest provision to the Church. The Holy Spirit and the five fold ministrys. He works and gains his spoils where the Christian slumbers in spiritual babyhood. Spiritual growth with constant sure spiritual development, are the surest safeguards against Satan's assualts. Constant growth keeps our eyes open and our hearts strong.

Satan wants to keep all of us babies. So he attacks the ministry offices, convincing who he may that the five fold ministry gifts no longer function within the Body of Christ. THAT IS A LIE FROM HELL designed to destroy the Body of Christ!
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Who’s Way - Man’s or God’s?


Who’s Way - Man’s or God’s?

As I awoke this morning I was thinking about the things the Lord has placed on my heart to do. I was also thinking of the spiritual atmosphere which seems to be so thick with oppression and depression, seeing so many walking in overwhelming situations. There is no doubt that darkness is hovering over us and around us. Nor is there any doubt that greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world. So I was questioning the Lord about our present situation as I made my way into the bathroom. Once there I glanced over to a set of papers I have sitting in the book/magazine rack that was about spiritual mapping. The Lord has said that He has given me authority over the Middlesex County in our state and I have been seeking Him and other resources as to what that means and what is to be done. But as I looked at that paper this morning I felt no solace, no peace as to that was what the Lord wanted me to do in regards to Middlesex County. In my heart I knew God had promised us that we have the victory in Christ Jesus and that we are ‘to take the land’ but we weren’t seeing much success in that regards. I questioned the Lord about that and I heard in my spirit, "Why do you follow after strategies of man when you have not done that which I have told you to do? Have I not said that the battle is mine?(a) Yet you think your strategic moves will overcome the enemy. If your prayers are lifted from disobedient vessels, I have no obligation to hear them and respond to them from heaven." Whoa! Those were some pretty heavy words, spoken to me but meant for all who say they follow after Him.

Immediately my mind went to Scripture and I could not remember anywhere that Jesus sat with His disciples or even spoke to the crowds about spiritual mapping or planning. Now, omission of this being written down for us doesn’t mean that it never took place. It just means that there are some "definites" that God wanted to make plain before all men. And it was those things that the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance, flowing like a spring of water, "be ye holy as I am holy,"(b) "love the Lord they God with all they heart, soul, mind and strength,"(c) "love thy neighbor as yourself,(d) "preach the gospel to all the nations,"(e) "seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,"(f) "forgive that you may be forgiven"(g), "turn your other cheek,"(h) ", "heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:"(i) "be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,"(j) "fear not,"(k) "lift one another in prayer,"(i) "consider another higher than yourself."(m) Surely the list can go on and on as I think of more as I type this. But the point is evident. Until we begin to do that which the Lord has told us to do He is under no obligation to back what we are doing, amen? Once we become more aware and involved with the battle that is taking place on in our own lives and submit our will to God’s will, no amount of prayers or planning or warring by tactics we believe to be spiritual will have any effect on the earth. We must yield our souls/our wills and mind to the Lord. The cross gave us victory over sin and salvation of our spirit man and enabled us to be born again to our heavenly Father’s family. Through Jesus our man spirit’s were born again in Holy Spirit and opened a world of possibilities to us. It did not guarantee all of these possibilities but it made them available to us. Being born into a family of doctor’s doesn’t guarantee that one will become a doctor. It does, however, give you the awareness that these possibilities are available to you. But in order to accomplish them you must go through the training, schooling and dedication achieved through sacrifice that makes it a reality. So it is in the spiritual realm. In order for us to be like Jesus we must go through the training, learning, dedication and sacrifice that brought His destiny into fulfillment. Coming into alignment with God’s Word is a necessity for every believer. Loving the Lord our God with all that we are must be a priority in our lives. And we come to know the Father through the Son. Hallelujah! If we do not do this first, we will come into the battlefield ill-equipped and easy prey for the enemy and will make little, if any progress.

The Holy Spirit is taking us to a period of training, if you will. In the natural, when one joins an army they first have to go through a physical to see if they are accepted in. In the spiritual realm, the only thing that qualifies us is having Jesus as our Lord. It is His life, death and resurrection that qualifies us into the door. Once we are admitted in we must go through training. No one goes into the battlefield without some short of training in the natural. So it must be for us in the spiritual as well. In the natural there is a Sergeant who will take us through the drills we need to go through to build up our physical and emotional strength. In the spirit realm it is the job of the Holy Spirit to do this. Now there are many who do not hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, still being babes in the Lord. So the Holy Spirit can either speak directly to us or He can speak to us through apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers who God has set in place for the equipping of the saints (Ephesians 4:11-13). In the natural army the Sergeant brings forth the instructions of the Company Commander to the new recruits and those under his command. In the spiritual the Holy Spirit hears from the Company Commander, Christ Jesus, and brings forth that instruction to those who are under His leadership. Also in the natural, there is the Commander-in-Chief who is over all the armies and it is from him that the Company Commander and the Sergeant and others in leadership receive their instructions. In the Spiritual Army it is God Almighty, our heavenly Father, who is the Commander-in-Chief and He has given leadership and authority to others through our Lord, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. So, to try and enter spiritual battle without this leadership set in place in our lives and like committing suicide. We become open targets for the enemy to shot at. Is there any wonder that there are so many casualties in the body of Christ. So many don’t want to go through the training, the refining that is needed so that we will become productive and worthy opponents against the enemy camp.

Sometimes the poor equipping of the saints does not rest in those who come to leadership for training. Unfortunately, there are many in leadership position who are like rogues, trying to do things their own way without the leadership of the Holy Spirit directing them. Those like this are a dangerous commodity bringing hardship not only to themselves but to those who are under them. They bear no fruit for the kingdom of God and wound many innocent saints. But that is not to excuse those who are found under their false leadership. We are living in a day of great accountability before our God. Each one must know our God and our Lord through His Word, both written and revealed. Each one who becomes a child of God has the opportunities to do the things that Jesus did while He was on the earth and more. But they must follow the order and the direction of the Lord, doing His will and not our own. We must allow the Holy Spirit to direct us and teach us that which we are to know and do. The Holy Spirit will direct us to the will of our Company Commander, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit reveals Christ to us in an unprecedented way, not only through the written word but through revelation. Without coming to know our Lord Who saved us and loved us enough to die for us we will be poor soldiers in this battle. And it is our Company Commander Who gets His instructions from the Commander-in-Chief, our heavenly Father. They are One so to know Jesus is to know our heavenly Father. Hallelujah! It is through this line of command that we become equipped to be in the Army of God. To just try and enter the battlefield without going through this process will make us ineffective or worse, casualties.. Just following after man’s revelation will not bring us the victory. What God might desire to speak to us could be different than what He has spoken to others.

That is not to say that spiritual mapping is not God’s will. I am seeking Him on that. But what is essential to all believers is to go through the process that will then qualify us to enter into the throne room where strategies for warfare is revealed. Just as the question was posed to me this morning, I present it for your consideration as well, ""Why do you follow after strategies of man when you have not done that which I have told you to do?…" Let us consider that question today and be honest with our answer as we think upon whose way or will we are doing, God’s or man’s?

So many are weary of the battle we are in, myself included. We must remember that the battle belongs to the Lord. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of the battlefield. But in order to see the victory take place we must become like Him our Lord, transformed into His image by our thoughts, words and actions being in alignment with His. Hallelujah! Let the training commence, in Jesus’ name!

Praying to be in His Army, Joan Bowe

Footnotes:

(a) -1 Samuel 17:47(b) - 1 Peter 1:16(c) - Luke 10:27(d) - Luke 10:27 (e) - Matthew 28:19(f) - Matthew 6:33(g) - Matthew 6:15(h) - Matthew 5:39(i) - Matthew 10:8(j) - Romans 12:2(k) - Matt. 10:31, Luke 2:10, Luke 12:7,32, Romans 8:15, 2 Timothy 1:7, Hebrews 13:6, 1 John 4:18, Revelation 1:17(l) - James 5:16(m) - Philippians 2:3

Stan Frisbee




The Lord showed me a large arrow in our front room at a meeting. I knew that the arrow represented the group. The arrow in unity.

I started to teach about the arrow from what piece of the puzzle I had. I knew the arrowhead represented frontline breakthrough people (forerunners). When I said that, my wife, Diane, said "If you are part of the arrowhead, I must be part of the feathers." She was right! We knew about the head and the tail, but we did not know about the middle (shaft). So we pondered as a group.

One day as I was pondering these things, I was reading a book, "A Divine Confrontation" by Graham Cooke, in which he was describing a spear. The front of the spear represented the breakthrough people, and then he gave me the answer to the shaft.The shaft represented the "enablers" who put feet and muscle to get the idea or the vision done. The Lord gives pieces of the puzzle. We hold what we have, then we listen, look, and ponder. We can get the picture of revelation that God wants us to have. Then, those pictures become like keys that open doors of opportunity and more revelation.








1.The arrowhead represents the forerunners, or breakthrough people (the cutting-edge, frontline people). Graham Cooke calls them "Initiators."

2. The shaft of the arrow represents the "enablers," the people in the church or home group who line up with the vision or idea. They help get the thing done.


3. The feathers on the arrow represent the people in the back. They help bring balance and guidance.

In a vision, the Lord showed me an arrow. By a word of knowledge I knew the arrow represented "corporate unity," like in a church or home group.

The bow without the string = no power. The Word without the Spirit = no power. The string without the bow = no foundation. The Spirit without the Word = no structure.

The string = The Spirit
The bow = The Word
The arrow = us
The arrow is positioned in the bow = "Radical Middle"

With everything in its designed placement, you have balance and power. When the church or home group, or individual lines up with God's Word and Spirit, like the arrow lining up with the bow, we can be shot out with purpose and direction.








Stan Frisbee
2019 Federal Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Home phone: 949-548-4726

Cell phone: 949-280-2797

Home group every Monday evening, call to confirm...sometimes "gone fishing."