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..."
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