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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

You Have To See This

After years of appreciating each other's work, Blu and David Ellis finally collaborated on a video, aptly entitled COMBO. Neither artists are strangers to animated street art. Blu's wall painted animation MUTO, has seen over ten million views online and a high quality version can be downloaded via his website. Through his work with the Barnstormers crew, David Ellis has created some of the most insane time-lapse "motion paintings" ever conceived.

Over ten days, during Studiocromie's 2nd annual FAME Festival in Italy, the pair painstakingly worked on this animation against all odds. Check out the results of their combined efforts in "COMBO."

Pure Genuis

Replacing All Roads With Solar Panels: It's Possible
americainfra.com — Solar Roadways could change America's energy and transport infrastructure forever, but currently it's a pipe dream. An ambitious and undeniably genius pipe dream.


Jesus Was His Name

Jesus Was His Name
Actor Jean Marie Lamour portraying Jesus Christ in Centrum production of "Jesus Was His Name" French theater pageant touring US.

Worcester, MA, US

Date taken:
April 08, 1993

Ted Thai

1280 x 853 pixels (17.8 x 11.8 inches)

Praise Almighty God For His Faithfulness

Faith~ fullness
Psalm 36:5Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Psalm 89:1I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 89:2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
Psalm 89:5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
Psalm 89:8O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
Isaiah 25:1O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Lamentations 3:23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Am So Confused

Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'

Shekinah Fellowship: An Interview with Leonard Ravenhill

Dear David and Matt,

Blessed be the name of the Lord! We just returned from our work related trip in the Caribbean…however; it turned into a glorious mission trip that had the Lord’s design all over it!

(This is my account from a wifes perspective.)

Tilson was able to preach and pray for the sick in several churches during our stay. The people were very open to being prayed for. Many came to know Christ.

When we were leaving Miami for St. Maarten and while in the airport Tilson gave the gospel message to a woman sitting next to us. She was from Trinidad and had NEVER heard the gospel before that day. She prayed right there while we were waiting for our plane. When she left us she was beaming.

After arriving in St. Maarten we went swimming at the condo where we were staying. An intern from Holland began talking to us and Tilson and I both shared the gospel with her. She also had NEVER heard this gospel! She said it was beautiful and gave her heart to Jesus. Tilson and I were in awe of the simplicity of it all...

Yet the power of the conversion was so sincere. The security guard and the doorman (photos attac.) at the Westin were incredible men of faith. The doorman carried his Bible with him in his back pocket. Our housekeeper would stop by each morning, after she had found out we were Christians, and encourage us in the Lord. On our last day there she arrived early to pray for our trip home. She placed a washcloth over her head and began to pray something fierce!

On the plane ride home the flight attendants asked if there was a doctor on board. Tilson went to the back of the plane to see what was going on. They asked if he was a doctor…he said no, but that he prayed for the sick. He sat down next to the young woman, who had obviously been in some terrible accident, and asked if he could pray for her. She said yes. When he did, she began to cry and thanked him. He sat with her silently for a long time. When the attendants said that the doctor was there he got up to leave and the attendant gave him a hug and thanked him. The other attendant asked if there was anything we wanted…sandwiches, drinks…anything. Tilson kindly said no. When we were getting ready to depart from the plane one of the attendants came over and gave us a bottle of wine to show their gratitude. We were blown away…remember the fierce prayer that was prayed over us that same morning by our housekeeper?

God is so Good. He makes walking with Him so exciting! We will always hold dear the people of St. Maarten. They are lovely people with a hunger for God. Now that we are back, we are continuing with the translation of our biligual Bible-based educational grammar book.

We have a new lead with an African teacher who is a brother in the Lord. Pray that he will be a part of bringing the gospel to the poorest regions of Africa. We love you. Thank you for your support and continual encouragement. You are truly a blessing to us.

Tilson and Melodi

our accommodations were outstanding with views that would knock your socks off! Attached is a photo of sunrise from our condo.

Brant Baker, It's got to be real

He changed the name to Brant Baker Ministries and then disappeared. After the show was over and everyone went home, he wanted it all back. I remember wondering where I could go to see him ministering again, but he was no where to be found.

Years later I was fasting for seven days with a friend of mine and passing out “The Big Question” tracts by Arthur Blessed in Long Beach. We met an old man that told us about an anointing that someone had, and he said it was so intense that we should not miss seeing it. He invited us to attend a special meeting that afternoon at a nearby school. His invitation had a sense of urgency about it, and he made it sound as if it were important that we be there.

When he talked about this guy with the anointing, he called him Brant Baker. But something was strange, he didn’t seem to know anything about Shekinah, or any of Brant’s prior success in the ministry. The service would start in a couple of hours, so my friend and I decided to attend.

It turned out to be a guy that I did not recognize until he began ministering. The anointing and voice was Brant Baker but it took awhile before I could bring myself to accept that this was really Brant. The Brant that I knew was good looking and had very nice looking thick brown hair. This guy had short bleached hair and looked like a transvestite.

When he called for people to come to the front for a touch from God, I got in line with a handful of others to be blessed. They were falling as he laid hands on them and prayed for them, but when he came to me, he said, “Lord it’s got to be real” and then he passed me by. Years earlier when he laid hands on me I fell to the floor and he told me that my ministry would come to pass in the last days.

Brant was right. It’s got to be real.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What Killed the Charismatic Movement?

What is clear and most heart-rending is that we have looked at God as an it. We've called Him "the anointing" or "the glory", and we've said it is on certain leaders, and we've clamored all around the world to get more of it from them. God wants intimacy with us, but we're still going the indirect route, looking for "more of Him" (notice that makes Him an it again) instead of being intimate with Him and growing together from there.


Obama just sent in a commando team into southern Somalia yesterday and assassinated the ringleader of an Al Qaeda cell in Kenya responsible for the bombing of an Israeli hotel in 2002. And the right wing said Obama would be weak on terrorism. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/world/africa/15raid.html?hp
Somalia: Another U.S. Strike on Al-Qaeda in a Terror Breedin
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scott Shaw

Wow...this guy has an axe to grind. What an insulting little man!

I especially took note of his supposedly USA description of "after glow." My recollection of Lonnie Frisbee's usage of the term had the meaning of a secondary service after the main service because everyone was so filled with the Holy Spirit that they did not want to go home just yet after the first service. So Lonnie came up with the idea of a secondary service which he decided to name an "After glow."

Typically Lonnie would start the after glow with the lights dimmed down and instruct everyone to sing this song:

Rule over my soul
Sweet Spirit rule over my soul

My rest is complete as I sit at your feet
Sweet Spirit rule over my soul.

I don't recall the rest of the song but you get the idea. Lonnie wanted to bring all of us into a reverence towards God and then he would teach about the biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit and make an opportunity to exercise these gifts in a group setting. There was absolutely nothing wrong with this format. Many people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during these after glows and were draw closer to Jesus Christ in their particular walks with God.

There are thousands of Christians today that received the gospel message through Lonnie Frisbee. Anyone who knew Frisbee can plainly see that Scott Shaw speaks out of his own mind about things he knows nothing about . He was not there, I and thousands of others were there. We know the truth.

The Holy Spirit often would manifest His presence during the after glows. All of us who were there know that Scott Shaw doesn't have a clue about those after glows. And I suspect he isn't open to the truth about them, just reading what he has written about Lonnie Frisbee.

O...and another thing...Sandy Hoxhurst was a young girl who had inherited a lot of money. She would follow Lonnie around the world where ever he would go to minister bacause she could. She eventually became a nuisance person to Lonnie at that time, so he rebuked her at an airport one day. She got offended and made up a story of how Lonnie had come on to her and had touched her breast. How do I know this? Because both Lonnie and Sandy told me the story...only Sandy confessed to me that she had lied about Lonnie. Amazing to me how that lie has come on down through the years.

Here is Lonnie in his own words so you can see how far off the mark Scott Shaw is! You decide for yourself if Scott Shaw is grinding an axe...

Part One:
Part Two:

Click to play or download video of 1972 Film "Jesus People"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and some true
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you' ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Got This Warning In My Email

Click Image To ReadHey everyone, This is a true story.

Eddie received a call from his family because this happened to his cousin about his son. They had to fly to meet with the NY police dept since the call was made from a NY prison. They live in Puerto Rico.

What is happening is there are prisoners and their family and/or friends looking up teenagers or Young people's info via Internet. This includes MySpace, Facebook, etc. They obtain phone numbers, addresses, etc and contact the kids parents.

In this situation, they contacted the parents (Eddie's cousin) and said there was a problem with the son. The problem that the son raped a family member (of the scammer) and they ordered a hit on them but will change their mind if they pay them $$$.

They have their family/friend on 3-way to write down the account # to somehow deposit that $$ into their bank account. Per his cousin, this is under investigation while they are in NY and going forward.

Just wanted to let everyone know because when it comes to our kids/grand kids, we will jump!

Please pass this along and if you ever receive a call like this, call the law ASAP.... better to be safe, then heartbroken...

Blessings to all!

Pastor Tilson Update

Pastor Tilson has been sent by the Holy Spirit to the Island of San Martin. As usual with him nothing was preplanned in advance. In fact it seemed strange to myself and Jim at first.

Tilson and his wife just went out in faith, not knowing what was about to happen, only that by believing perhaps something would happen.

Well...I got this email from Tilson:


The goodness of God seems to happen when I travel. Things go in our favor when we favor His will. 

This Island is full of churches.

 Melodi and I have been leading people to the Lord and I am ministering in some of the churches.

 A Nazarene church pastor has invited me to pray for the sick this Tuesday night. 

A girl down the street from that church was blessed, or healed, or some major thing when I prayed for her. 

I got the Holy Ghost witness in my spirit as I prayed and then I saw that visible Shekinah glory on her face. 

Tuesday night could be the big night and start of the miracle services that God keeps telling me about. 

He said "Take my healing virtue to the outskirts of the body of Christ" the hem of His garment. 

Every where I go there is revival.


And then I received this one:


You must have got my email and were praying for the Tuesday night service because it was out of this world.

 A true miracle service in the purest form of the word 'Miracle Service'. 

I'll tell you all about it later.

Melodi and I watched the Lord prepare the service for us to minister.

 Even the speaker who was scheduled to preach came up and said that he would like to skip his sermon so we could go straight to the healing service.

Monday Melodi is speaking to the dept of education about using her bilingual Bible based educational grammar book in the school system here.

 It can be translated in any language to learn how to read and write in English and it gives the complete gospel message.

I get to go snorkeling almost every day.

 We spend most of our days on the French side of the Island.

 Amazing to me how the Lord has placed me in my element. One of the most beautiful beaches on earth.


And once again the man of God finds that God is faithful when he steps out in faith. I have known Tilson since 1973 and can safely say that everywhere he goes God does stuff. It is like this for most of those who call Lonnie Frisbee their spiritual father in the Lord, especially those who were fortunate to be personally discipled in the Lord by Lonnie.

There are so many Christians who can trace their spiritual lineage to Lonnie Frisbee who could be having these kind of experiences also. Lonnie liked to call them "Divine appointments."

No plans, no routines, only flexibility and a willingness to accept what God brings into your life. Tilson and his wife lost everything in this current economy and had to move into their family cabin in the wilderness to survive. But some how God has made a way where there is no way and provided for them to go out on this missionary journey inspite of having nothing left after the financial fire they went through.

Just as Pastor Chuck Smith has always told us when we were kids, "When God guides, God provides. The calling of God is the enabling of God."

Tilson and his wife have been through a financial firestorm, and yet through a series of miracles and their willingness to step out in faith, God has them geographically right where He needed them to be and is using them for His purposes.

It truly is mind blowing to see Tilson go places, recently he went to Africa and now he is on San Martin and he has not much income. That is all God.

What an indictment against those who use ministry as a way for financial gain. Is it any wonder that those who use the ministry for financial gain have no anointing or power in their ministries.

I tell you, everywhere that Tilson goes stuff happens in the Lord.

I look forward to hearing the full story of this his latest journey with the Lord. When I do I will post it here for you to enjoy.

Below is a rough recording from the desert with Pastor Tilson, David, Ging and Erik. People always ask us what we do out there, well here is just a small insight into our campfire discussions and such:

I just sent out an email to a man of God. The Holy Spirit stirred me up as I typed through the blurry tears trying to see the keys.
After I sent off the email I reread what was typed and got stirred up some more.
We old timers from the days of the Jesus People Movement know of the power of God. We know what is possible.
Today there is a new generation attempting to go beyond the borders of where we have stopped in a sense. They are exploring moving the Legos blocks of this physical realm in the attempt to have spirituality take place.
Those of us who were' under the spout where the glory comes out' in the days of our youth know that their attempts will not work. Why?
Because it is only the touch of the Holy Spirit that can reach deep down into a person and change their life.
To clarify what I mean I give out an assignment. I want you to sit down and listen to an old audio. Sure it is old and scratchy, but God comes across to you from it. When you have the time and won't be disturbed I want you to sit back and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to your heart.
My friend Erik uploaded this a few years back from the Brownsville Revival:
Here is just a small example of an evangelist under the anointing of God:

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wanna Talk About How God Works

David DiSabbatinohttp://phoenixpreacher.com/cms/?p=3713 made the Frisbee movie and God blessed him richly for it. I pray that one day he would attempt to tell the complex Brant Baker/Shekinah Fellowship story. I figure that if enough of us share with him, he just might begin to see the picture...

David recently finished the Larry Norman story. David does great work on controversial people. http://phoenixpreacher.com/cms/?p=2927

David can be reached here:

Friday, September 04, 2009