At the worst periods of her dependence, Williams hid in the basement of her home, ignoring the world around her and “losing herself.” Her position as head pastry chef at an Oakville, Ont., bakery came to an end. She eventually left home and wound up in a homeless shelter. That’s where she came across a 12-step program that helped her come out of that dark period in her life.
Williams now says she hasn’t used marijuana for 13 years. She has since resurrected her career as a pastry chef and become an addiction awareness advocate. She believes that the impending legalization sends a signal that “this is OK and it’s safe.” But that has not been her experience or the experience of some others who use the drug.
a genuine Revival of biblical proportions can occur in our churches,
our communities and our nation, there are a number of things that
must happen and some questions that we all must honestly answer.
There is a price to pay that such a revival will break out and Jesus
Christ will be glorified among us!
Isaiah prayed: “Oh that thou wouldest rend the Heavens, that Thou
wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at Thy
presence. As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the
waters to boil, to make Thy name known to Thine adversaries, that the
nations may tremble at Thy presence!” (Is. 64: 1,2). We often pray
that Almighty God will rend the Heavens and come down among us as in
old time power, however, He has come down among us.
the Son of God left His Father's Right Hand and was incarnated to die
on the Cross as our substitute, God came down among us. When He
raised Jesus Christ from the dead, God came down among us. When Jesus
Christ poured out the Holy Spirit upon His Church on the Day of
Pentecost, God came down among us. And when He sends His
Spirit-filled Missionaries, Evangelists and Pastors out across the
world to proclaim His glorious Gospel with signs, wonders and
miracles, He has come down among us!
Great Evangelist, D.L. Moody stated: “Shame on the Christianity of
Century. It is a weak and sickly thing. Would to God that we had a
few men like Daniel living here today.”
HAVNER the powerful Baptist Preacher, stated: “Many years ago in
Scotland in a certain community the fires had all gone out. They
searched everywhere to see if anyone had fire. Finally they found a
humble house where the hearth stone glowed with a cheery flame. Soon
they were carrying coals here and there to replenish their own
blackened fire places. Today, there are weary hearts, discouraged
souls, needy churches looking for a soul with fire, someone kept aglo
in spite of the world, flesh and the Devil.”
Murray Mcheyne said: “Men return again and again to the few who
have mastered the spiritual secret, whose life has been hid with
Christ in God. These are of the Old Time Religion, hung to the nails
of the cross.” LEONARD RAVENHILL stated: “The greatest tragedy is
a sick church in a dying world.”
Bible says: “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the
people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion
on them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep
having no shepherd.
IS TRULY PLENTEOUS!
saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous but the
labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest, that He
will send forth more labourers into His harvest.” (Matt. 9: 35-38)
Bible says: “Be patient therefore, unto the Coming of the Lord.
Behold the husbandman waiteth for the PRECIOUS FRUIT of the earth,
and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and the
latter rain. Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the
COMING of the Lord draweth nigh.” (James 5: 7, 8)
are asked to be patient with a long patience and not give up, throw
in the towel or stop in our quest for souls. The work of sowing and
reaping must continue. We cannot, must not and will not stop until
our Lord returns. He is counting on us to finish the work He began so
long ago at such a tremendous cost!
Bible states: “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and
from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He
might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will
of God the Father.” (Gal.1: 3, 4)
for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that
raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead. Who was delivered for our
offenses, and was raised again for our justifications.” (Rom, 4:
as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things
like silver and gold but with the precious BLOOD of Christ, as of a
lamb without blemish or without spot, Who verily was foreordained
before the foundation of the world. But was manifest in these last
times for you.
by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave
Him glory, that your faith and your hope might be in God.” (1 Peter
said: “Say not ye, There are yet for months and then cometh
Harvest, Behold I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and look on the
fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth
receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he
that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” (John 4: 35,
must work the works of Him Who sent Me (Father in Heaven)while it is
day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the
world, I am the LIGHT of the world.” (John 9: 4, 5)
CALVIN MILLER wrote: "Missions is a divine madness that hears
the voice of God's only begotten, crying from a mountaintop, into all
the world (Matt. 28:18-20). It takes this cry to bed and pillow every
night. It wakes at every dawn, as Christ whispers in the heart, "I
was dead, but look-- I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys
of death and Hades. You must arise for I have come to seek and to
save that which was lost. There is no time to waste, the world is
loved and doesn't know it.”
his (1948) book, ‘The Fire of God’, Dr. Oswald J. Smith, founder
of People’s Church in Toronto, wrote: “Evangelism! God’s Answer
to this Groaning World. I am not a professional evangelist but I have
carried on evangelistic work and I know that the only hope of our day
is a new manifestation of the power of God. I have been in countries
where I have seen that power in operation and I am confident that we
can have here what I have witnessed there.
is the order of the day, the need of the hour. Without revival, life
as we know it, must perish. We must evangelize or fossilize. The very
first crusade I had in Toronto lasted for six months without the
break of a night, Saturdays included, and generally two or three
services on the Sundays…The crowds increased from week to week.
Interest was intense and before it was over, many hundreds of souls
had been saved, so that the work was greatly strengthened as a
Titanic with 2,224 passengers and crew aboard on its maiden journey
from Southampton to New York City, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean
at about 2 AM April 15, 1912. Four days after their launch they
struck a massive ice berg and sank a couple hours later. Some were
so sure they would be rescued and refused to get into the life boats,
so many left less than filled.
were only enough lifeboats for half of those aboard. Between 1490 and
1635 perished. They had received 6 warnings of sea ice on April 14,
but the owner refused to slow down or take a longer and safer route.
They wanted to set a record. The Owner stated that nothing could sink
the Titanic and the builder had boasted, “Not even God could sink
Baptist preacher John Harper gave his life jacket to an unsaved
person and had the band play 'Nearer my God to Thee'. Harper carried
his little daughter to the life boat and kissed her goodbye. He went
about urging people to pray and call upon the Lord. He said, “Let
the women, children and the unsaved into the boats.”
the ship went down he found himself in the freezing water holding on
to a piece of the wreckage. People were crying, praying and screaming
all around. He noticed a young man near him and shouted: “Young
man, are you saved?” He answered, “No.” The preacher shouted,
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” A
wave came and carried him away.
few minutes later, he saw the young man near him again and he
shouted: “Are you saved now?” The young man answered, “Not
yet.” John Harper shouted, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and
thou shalt be saved.” And then, the young man saw the preacher's
hands lose their grip and watched him slide down into the water.
couple weeks later, a young man rose to his feet in a Gospel meeting
in New York City to give his testimony. He recounted what I have just
written. In closing he said, “I am that young man and I'm here to
tell you that with several miles of water under me I believed and I'm
here to tell you that I am John Harper's Last Convert.”
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE AWFULNESS OF SIN?
is hurtful. It is divisive and destructive. It is the enemy of God
and man. It is an affront to God's authority and a transgression of
His righteous laws. It is perversion in it's highest form. Sin is the
creation of Satanic origin and the fruit of vulnerability on the part
of Adam and Eve. It is diabolical at its roots, a stench in God's
nostrils and an abomination in His sight.
'Sin an Ugly Three-letter Word', I quote from famed psychiatrist Dr.
Karl Menninger's book, Whatever Became of Sin? He describes the
subject as 'a transgression of the law of God, disobedience of the
divine will; moral failure...Sin has a defiant, or disloyal quality;
someone is defiled or offended or hurt'.
brought fear into the world: “And the Lord God called unto Adam,
and said unto him: Where art thou? And he said, I heard Thy voice in
the Garden and I was afraid, because I was naked and I hid myself.”
Fear was unknown before 'the Fall'. Fear is a crippling
thing and unknown in Heaven. It was conquored by Christ's Victory
over Satan through the 'Blood of His Cross'. The Bible says: “God
hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a
sound mind.” (2 Tm.1:7)
brought death to the human race. God spoke to Adam after his sin of
high treason: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, til
thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust
thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Gen. 3: 19).
separated God from man: “Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from
the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So
He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden
Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the
way of tree of life .” (Gen. 3: 24, 25)
brought murder into the human family: “And Cain talked with Abel
his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that
Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.” (Gen. 4: 8).
Sin brings condemnation, guilt and fear. It brings sickness, sorrow,
death and war: With sin came also unbelief, condemnation, oppression,
fear, hatred, and pain.
Bible says: “For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free from
righteousness, What fruit had ye then in those things ye whereof ye
are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now, being
made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit
unto holiness and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is
death; but the gift of God is eternal through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Rom. 6: 20 -23)
brings separation between families, loved ones and friends for time
and eternity: Sin causes infidelity, adultery, divorce which tears
families apart. It causes break up of the home, depression, fears,
anger and sometimes suicides and murder! Sin separates loved ones
here on earth and also in eternity. Those who receive Jesus Christ as
their Lord and Saviour receive eternal life, and those who do not are
lost forever separated from Christ and their loved ones.
shall He say unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed,
into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. And
these shall go way into everlasting punishment: but the righteous
into life eternal.” (Matt. 25: 41, 46)
YOU CONSIDERED THE AWFUL COST OF SALVATION?
world was lost in sin, fear, torment and eternal death. Satan the
enemy of God and man had perverted the human race with his lies about
the Creator, Almighty God. He had tried to subvert the angels in
Heaven with his deception.
Bible says: “And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels
fought and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon
fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place
any more in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole
world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out
I heard a loud voice in Heaven saying, Now is come salvation, and
strength and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ; for
the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before
our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the Word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives
unto the death.” (Rev. 12: 7-11)
Sovereignty of God demanded punishment for SIN and the CROSS provided
the Final Solution! For a time God winked at or overlooked sin in His
great mercy and kindness by allowing the sacrifice of innocent
animals, lambs, goats and bullocks (also a red heifer) to suffice.
When the fullness of time had come, our Heavenly Father gave Himself
in His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
word propitiation means covering, mercy seat, satisfaction and
expiation. Jesus of Nazareth, the only perfect, righteous One had to
die to cover and forgive our sins to satisfy the righteous demands of
Divine Justice: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of
God: Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that
is in Christ Jesus.
God hath set forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction) through faith
in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins
that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at
this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier
of them which believeth in Jesus.” (Rom.3: 23-26)
Word states: “...Without the shedding of blood, there is no
remission.” (Heb.9: 22); “...For it is the blood that maketh
atonement for the soul.” (Lev. 17:11); “But if we walk in the
light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and
the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1
John 1:7); “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom. 6: 23)
DOES ALL THIS MEAN?
the Baptist declared: “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the
sins of the world.” Jesus of Nazareth stated: “Verily, verily, I
say unto you, He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent
Me, hath everlasting life. Verily verily, I say unto you, the hour is
coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of
God; and they that hear shall live." (John 5: 24,25)
said: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
was lost.” (Luke 19: 10); “I am the good shepherd, and know My
sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I
the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take
it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I
have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again. This
commandment have I received from My Father.” (John 10: 14-18).
a very long time a public CRY was made from the Synagogue. Jewish
theologian Alfred Edersheim wrote: “And still the Cry of the
Synagogue comes to us through these many centuries of past unbelief
and ignorance: 'Let one innocent come and make atonement for the
guilty', to which no other response can ever be made then that of the
apostle: “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless,
undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.”
(Heb. 7:26) – From 'The Temple, its Ministry and Service'
Jews knew that all their ceremonial duties and traditional teaching
could not free them from guilt and condemnation, so they waited for
the Messiah who would take away their guilt and give them eternal
peace. Then one day, John the Baptist declared: “Behold the Lamb of
God that taketh away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29).
INNOCENT ONE had come, but He was rejected. For thousands of years
the Jews had awaited their Messiah, but when He came they rejected
Him. Many still sit in spiritual darkness. How sad! There will,
however, be a remnant that will believe on Him and be saved. (Rom.
may ask, “Why did Jesus of Nazareth have to die?” Adam committed
high treason against His Creator and God by obeying the voice of
Lucifer and rebelled against Almighty God. The sins of Adam were
imputed to the human race bringing God's judgment upon us all.
Bible states: “For when we were without strength, in due time
Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth His Love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more
then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath
through Him.” (Rom. 5: 6-9)
YOU CONSIDERED THE MASSES OF LOST SOULS FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED?
Jesus Christ hung on Calvary's Cross, He fulfilled the Holy
Scriptures that said: “But He was wounded for or transgressions, He
was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was
upon Him: and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have
gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord
hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Is. 53: 5,6)
Golden Text of the New Testament shows the love that God the Father
and Jesus Christ our Lord has for all the people on earth. His mercy
extends to all people everywhere who will repent and accept His love,
mercy and grace. Presently, the world's population stands at 7.6
billion. These are souls for whom Jesus Christ shed His precious
blood! These are souls for which we, as the body of Christ, are
God so Loved the WORLD that He Gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the WORLD,
but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16, 17)
Bible says: “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and
from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He
might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will
of God and our Father.” (Gal. 1:4)
that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in Himself: He that
believeth not hath made Him a liar: because he believeth not the
record that God gave of His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and
he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5: 10-12)
was no sickness, disease or death in the Garden of Eden. Sin brought
a curse upon the earth that touched every man, woman and child.
Jesus of Nazareth, however, broke that curse when He bore that curse
for us all: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us for it is written, Cursed is every man that
hangeth on a tree.” (Gal.3:13)
Lord stated: “...Go ye into all the WORLD, and preach the Gospel to
EVERY CREATURE. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but
he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents, and if they
drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands
on the sick and thy shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-18)
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE GREATNESS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST?
you understand the meaning of the born again experience, becoming a
partaker of God's nature and the amazing process of adoption into His
kingdom?You may ask: “Why is Jesus so
special?” and, “What does His death and resurrection mean to me
personally?” Those are two very good questions: Jesus of Nazareth
was God the Son from eternity who was incarnated in human flesh so
that He could bring us back to God. He wanted His Father to be our
Father also. Because of the great rebellion of Lucifer the fallen
archangel, sin had come into the world.
his deception, lies and hatred for our Heavenly Father and life
giver, Satan tempted our first parents to disobey their Maker and
God. Through their sin of high treason against their Heavenly Father,
they were driven out of the Garden of Eden which He had created for
them. Their rebellion plunged the entire human race into a state of
unbelief and hopelessness. When the fullness of time had come, Jesus
Christ came to planet earth to destroy Satan's power over us and to
bring us all back into fellowship with His Father!
the enormity of Adam's sin, Jesus had to die as God's Paschal Lamb,
to atone for the sins of the entire world, past, present and future.
His precious blood alone brings forgiveness, peace, healing and
deliverance to sinful, fearful and dying people across the world
today! All honour, praise and glory be unto our precious Lord Jesus,
who was CRUCIFIED, but is alive forevermore!
Bible declares: “Christ was delivered (to the cross) for our
offences (sins), and was raised again for our justification.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 4: 25; 5:1). The word justified
means to be declared or made righteous in the sight of God!
knew about us before the foundation of the world. (Rom. 8:28, 29). He
was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. (Rev.13:
8). He was demeaned, blasphemed, beaten and scourged with the Roman
cat-of- nine-tails whip and nailed to the cross for us all. Jesus
Christ bore our sins, fears, sicknesses, diseases and pains on that
cursed tree. His vicarious death purchased our eternal salvation by
meeting the righteous demands of Divine Justice by pouring out His
pure and precious sinless BLOOD on our behalf.
as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that
we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Having
predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to
Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. To the praise of
the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the
Beloved.” (Eph. 1:4-7)
Christ has provided for us a complete salvation which began the
moment we received Christ as our personal Saviour and will keep us
until we sit down with Him in His Heavenly Kingdom! “For since by
man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own
order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at
His Coming.” (1 Cor. 15: 21-23)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold all things are become new. And all things are of God,
who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given us
the ministry of reconciliation; to wit (that is) that God was in
Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their
trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the word of
He hath made Him to be sin (sin offering) for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:
17-19, 21); “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and
from or Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He
might deliver us from this present evil world according to the will
of God and our Father; to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
whom we have redemption through His blood. (Eph. 1: 7) ; “Forasmuch
as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as
silver and gold, from your vain conversation (lifestyle) received by
tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
manifest in these last times for you. Who by Him do believe in God,
that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory: that your faith
and hope might be in God.” (1 Peter 1: 18, 19)
Bible says: “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and
of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as
it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the
seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” (Rev. 5: 6)
Bible says: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God: But made Himself equal with God: but made Himself of
no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made
in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a m and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above
every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow o things
in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of
God the Father.” (Phil. 2: 5-11)
YOU CONSIDERED THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR!
first thing that I noticed when I began reading the Holy Bible
regularly was the urgency with which Jesus spoke. A sense of urgency
permeated His teachings and His ministry:
that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent for the Kingdom
of God is at hand. And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee saw two
brethren Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net
into the sea, for they were fishers. And He saith unto them, Follow
Me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt. 4: 17-19)
had just returned from His wilderness temptation and He was already
beginning to assemble His disciple team! He rose early in the morning
for communion with His Father. There were times that He prayed all
night and He encouraged His disciples to pray and to fast.
at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto Him all that were
diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And in the
morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and
departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they
that were with Him followed after Him. And when they had found Him,
they said unto Him, All men seek for thee.
He said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach
there also: for therefore came I forth. And He preached in their
synagogues throughout all Galilee and cast out devils.” (Mark 1:
32, 37, 38). He spoke of the cares and pleasures of the world and He
warned that Satan was a thief and killer. (John 8: 44; 10: 10)
taught about planting the seed of God's Word and of the coming
harvest. The closer He got to the time of His death He assured His
disciples that He had come to suffer and die to purchase redemption
for all sinners. And He warned about persecution for His name's sake.
(Matt 10:16-22; John 16: 18-21).
He promised to send the blessed Holy Spirit to lead, guide and
empower them to preach His Gospel to the ends of the earth:
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It expedient for you that I go
away: for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but
if I depart, I will send Him unto you. And ye now therefore have
sorrow; but I will see again and your hearts shall rejoice, and your
joy no man taketh from you.
in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.”
(John 16: 7, 22-23)
THE HOLY SPIRIT BREATHED HIS PROMISE INTO YOUR SPIRIT?
you heard His voice asking you to surrender totally to His CALL on
your life? Has the Holy Spirit breathed into your heart the assurance
that He will be with you always, help you through all problems and
give you the power to preach the Gospel, heal the sick, cast out
devils and work the works of Christ? Have you heard the call
of the Holy Spirit to pray for labourers for His
Vineyard? Are you prepared to lay your all on the altar of sacrifice
for Jesus Christ?
Bible says: “Jesus said unto them, come ye after Me, and I shall
make you to become fishers of men.” (Mark 1: 17); "And when He
had called the people unto him with His disciples also, He said unto
them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up
his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose
it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's,
the same shall save it.
what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his
own soul? Whosoever, therefore, shall be ashamed of Me and My words
in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son
of man be ashamed when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the
Holy angels.” (Mark 8: 34-38)
another also said, Lord, I will follow Thee; BUT let me first go bid
them farewell, which are at home in my house. And Jesus said unto
him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is
fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9: 61, 62)
UP THY CROSS AND FOLLOW ME!
H. Ackleyn wrote these absolutely wonderful words in 1922. It has
been a greatly loved hymn to many people over many years. There has
been times when it has brought me to tears
walked one day along a country road, And there a stranger
journeyed too, Bent low beneath the burden of His load: It was
a cross, a cross I knew.
up thy cross and follow Me,
I hear the blessed Savior call; How
can I make a lesser sacrifice, When Jesus gave His all? I
cried, Lord Jesus, and He spoke my name; I saw His hands all
bruised and torn; I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame, The
shame for me that He had borne. Oh,
let me bear Thy cross, dear Lord, I cried, And, lo, a cross for
me appeared, The one, forgotten, I had cast aside, The one, so
long, that I had feared. My
cross I’ll carry till the crown appears— The way I journey
soon will end— Where God Himself shall wipe away all tears, And
friend hold fellowship with friend.
that this paper on Revival will stir all our hearts to pray
diligently, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and work heartily
with great faith to make Christ known to as many as possible before
He RETURNS to calls us Home! Amen.
was not God's will that the human race would be afflicted with
sickness, disease and death, ever since the fall of Adam and Eve in
the Garden of Eden! Regretfully, that is the sad scenario of where we
however, made a healing covenant with the nation of Israel which He
had chosen for His own people.
It was simple: Turn from paganism,
reject Satan the god of this world, and if you will worship and serve
Me I will take sickness away from the midst of you. Not only will I
bless you, but I will protect you so that the plagues that are
afflicting the pagan will not touch you!
is the list of the ten major gods worshipped by the Egyptians during
the time of Moses: 1. AMUN-Ra “The Hidden One” 2. MUT “The
Mother Goddess” 3. OSIRIS “The King of Living” 4. ANUBIS “The
Divine Embalmer” 5. RA “The God of Sun and Radiance” 6. HORUS
“God of Vengeance” 7. THOTH “God of Knowledge and Wisdom” 8.
HATHOR “Goddess of Motherhood” 9. SEKHMET “Goddess of War and
Healing” 10. GEB “God of Earth”
Zeus in Greek, Amun-Ra or Amon in Egypt is considered as Kings of
Gods and Goddesses. Believed as the Father of the Pharaohs, Amun’s
female version is Amunet and is considered as the “The Female
Hidden One”. Forming the “Theban Triad”, Amun and Mut along
with their offspring Khonsu “Moon God” were worshipped throughout
the ancient Egypt. Amun-Ra was not only worshipped in Egypt, but also
outside Egypt as Amun-Ra after the amalgamation with the Sun God Ra
of Ancient Egypt. - anon
and diseases came upon the Egyptians because of their idolatry. The
Lord lifted His protection from them and the devil took advantage and
put his baggage on them. God did not judge the people, but His wrath
was against the gods of Egypt. They worshipped ten gods so He
unleashed upon them ten plagues! (Exodus 12: 12)
Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "If thou wilt diligently hearken to
His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these
diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: FOR I AM
THE LORD THAT HEALTH THEE." (Exodus 15; 26, 27)
they sinned and broke His commandments bad things happened, like when
they were bitten by snakes. They confessed their sins and begged
Moses to pray for them. God instructed Moses:
thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: And it shall come to
pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looks upon it shall live.
And Moses made a serpent of brass and put it upon a pole, and it came
to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the
(dead) serpent of brass, he lived." (Numbers 21: 4-9)
did God instruct Moses to use such an object lesson in order to be
healed? We go back to the Garden of Eden and hear His stern Word to
the serpent that Satan used to tempt Eve: "And I will put enmity
between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It
shall bruise (crush) thy head and thou shall bruise his heel."
dead serpent could not kill them! God was showing His people that He
was more powerful than their greatest enemy, which is death. By
obeying Him, they would live. And, of course, it was a type of His
Son Who would be lifted up on the CROSS and be made a curse for us so
that we could live!
Bible says: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who
hangeth on a tree. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of
the Spirit by faith.” (Gal.3: 13)
TO JESUS CHRIST & LIVE!
message to Satan was that he would be utterly defeated. He declared
that from the SEED of the woman would come the Deliverer, who would
crush his head. In that battle, however, he would bruise the
was a direct prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ (the
Deliverer) and the victory He would have over Satan by rising from
the dead! The bruising of His heel was His death on the cross which
resulted only in a temporary bruising, because of His glorious
theology we call both of these truths 'the law of the first mention'.
The Seed of the woman (not the seed of a man) and the Coming of the
Deliverer, Who would crush Satan's head!
said: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up." (John 3:14). Our Lord
was referring back to Numbers 21 and further back to Genesis 3:15,
declaring that His death on the Cross would bring healing and eternal
life to ALL who looked to Him.
VICTORY IS OUR LIBERTY!
vicarious death on the cross would satisfy the righteous demands of
Divine Justice in paying for all the sins of humanity back to Adam's
fall, for those who would appropriate His promise by FAITH!
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God that has taken away the sins of the
world! (John 1: 29; 1 John 1: 22)
Bible says: "For as much then as the children are partakers of
flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part in the same; that
through Death He might Destroy him that had the power of death, that
is, the Devil; And Deliver them who through fear of death were all
their lifetime subject to bondage." (Heb.2: 14, 15)
does this mean to us? It means that we are safe from the powers of
evil when we are covered with the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ our
Lord and Saviour! Not only are we protected by Christ’s blood and
the Blessed Holy Spirit, but we have been given God's power to cast
out evil spirits. Jesus has given us the right and authority to go on
the offensive against the Evil One!
said: “And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My name,
shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; if
they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:16-20)
that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He
might DESTROY the works of the devil." (1 John 3: 8).
are five specific works of the devil, which are sin, fear, sickness,
disease and death, poverty and demons! The word Destroy is the key to
this Scripture. Jesus has destroyed sin through His sacrificial death
on the cross. He spoke peace to those who were fearful.
He healed the
sick and raised the dead. Jesus had compassion on the poor by raising
a young man from the dead to look after his widowed mother and He
liberated multitudes from evil spirits! And He has given us the
authority to do likewise.
said: “Behold, I give you power to tread on on serpents, and
scorpions and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10: 19).
Paul shaking off a deadly snake from his arm in Malta without hurt is
a good example.(Acts 28: 2-6). Talk about receiving power and
authority over all the powers of darkness and protection from every
mechanism the devil has employed for our destruction. The Promises of
God worked then and they still work today!
Bible says: "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Ghost and with power Who went about doing Good and HEALING all who
were oppressed of the Devil, for God was with Him." (Acts 10:
What an example the Holy Spirit has given us to follow in the
life and ministry of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ! He led by
example. He said: “As My father hath sent Me, so send I you.”
(John 20: 21)
shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them
that heard Him: “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and
wonders, and with diverse miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost,
according to His own will.” Heb.2: 3, 4)
OVER DEVIL: YOU HAVE LOST!
Bible states: "Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which
thing is true in Him and in you: because the Darkness is past, and
the True Light now shines." (1 John 2: 8).
of Nazareth conquored the devil in His wilderness Temptation. Every
challenge Satan used to tempt Christ was defeated conclusively by the
Word of God alone! When Jesus countered with the Word of God Satan
had to back off. Repeatedly, Jesus stated:
is written, man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God... “It is written again, Thou
shalt not tempt the Lord thy God... “Get thee hence, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord, and Him only shalt thou
serve.” (Matt. 4: 1-11)
taught, healed multitudes of sick folk and cast out thousands of
demon spirits. He also sent out twelve disciples to heal the sick and
cast out demons. Then, He sent out seventy more to do the exactly the
same as He was doing. And finally, Jesus commanded 120 of His
followers to wait in Jerusalem until they be endued with the Holy
when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power
against unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal all manner of
sicknesses and all manner of disease.” (Matt. 10: 1);
these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two
and two before His face ...And heal the sick that are therein, and
say unto them, The Kingdom is come nigh unto you.” (Luke 10: 1,
ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature...And
these SIGNS shall follow them that believe. In My name shall they
cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues...They shall lay
their hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-20)
John's message to the Church is that we are mature in Christ. Things
like envy, pride and jealousy are gone. We are finished with low
living and hatred. The message of Christ is that we are to love one
message to the Devil is: "Back off and go away. Your day is
over. You are finished, because the darkness is past and the True
Light now shines." Jesus Christ is the true Light and He has
dispelled the darkness!
Paul wrote: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him
the form of a servant (slave), and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became
obedient unto death, even the Death of the Cross.
God hath Highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every
name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in
Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory
of God the Father." (Phil.2: 5-11)
BLOOD OF CHRIST ATONES!
said: "Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you
Free." (John 10: 10); "Believe Me that I am in the Father
and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake.
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me the works that I do
shall ye do also and greater works shall he do, because I go unto My
Father (and will send the Holy Spirit).
whatsoever ye shall ask in My name that will I do, that the Father
may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ASK anything in My name, I
will do it.” (John 14: 11-14)
THE SNAKE IS DEAD:
spoke to Moses to make a serpent of brass and lift it up on a high
pole for all who were bitten to see. We learn several truths here.
First, brass is a symbol of judgment in the Scriptures. This was
God’s judgment against Satan, the wicked serpent who lied to Eve.
Second, it was a type of Jesus Christ who became a curse by dying on
the Cross as God’s paschal Lamb for us. Third, God is greater than
death and gives life to all who simply look to Jesus Christ by faith.
THE SERPENT'S HEAD IS CRUSHED:
dead serpent cannot hurt you. Jesus removed the stinger from death,
which is fear. The Bible says: “For He must reign, till He hath put
all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is
death.” (1 Cor. 15: 25, 26); “O death where is thy sting, O
grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Cor. 15:55-36).
Bible says: “But we see Jesus Who was made a little lower than the
angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour,
that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
(Heb. 2: 9).
the prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me.” (John14:
30); “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, but he
that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that Wicked One toucheth
him not.” (1 John 5: 18)
said: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in
Me, though He were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die…” (John 11: 25, 26)
Bible says: “Who His own self bare our sins in His own Body on the
tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness, by
Whose stripes we were healed. For we were as sheep going astray; but
now are returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” (1
Peter 2: 24, 25)
CHRIST HAS CONQUORED:
the seventy returned again, with joy saying, Lord, even the devils
are subject to us though Thy Name. And He said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. Behold, I give unto you Power to
tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the Enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:17, 18)
this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made
Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a
man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross,
God hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every
Name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
Heaven, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
(Phil. 2: 5-11)
I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts,
and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain,
having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God
sent forth into all the earth. And He came and took the book out of
the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne.
when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty
elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and
golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of saints.
they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the Book, and
to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain and hast redeemed us
to God by Thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and nation, and
people. And hast made us unto our God, kings and priests: and we
shall reign on the earth.” (Rev. 5: 1-10)
SATAN IS AN ETERNALLY DOOMED DESPOT:
I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation and
strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ:
for the accuser our brethren is cast down, which accused them before
our God day and night.
they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word
of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
(Rev.12: 10, 11)
thanks unto the Father which hath made us meet (qualified) to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. Who hath
delivered us from the powers of
and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son: in Whom we
have redemption through His BLOOD even the forgiveness of sins.”
(Col. 1: 12-14)
Holy Bible reports Satan’s defeat: “Blotting out the handwriting
of ordinances that was against us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to His CROSS: And having spoiled principalities and powers
He (Jesus) made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
(Col. 2: 13, 14).
what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in
Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own
right hand in the heavenly places,
above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is
to come; and put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the
Head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness
of Him that filleth all things.” (Ep. 1:19-23)
the Holy Spirit fell upon JESUS at His Baptism, He returned in the
power of the Spirit and great miracles of healing followed His
ministry. He cast out many unclean spirits from those who were
Bible says: “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; What have we to do
with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art Thou come to destroy us? I
know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God.
Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold Thy peace and come out of Him. And
when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he
came out of him.” (Mark 1: 23-28)
that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He
might destroy the works of the Devil.” (1 John 3: 8): “The Thief:
(Satan) cometh not but for to Steal, Kill and Destroy: I am come that
they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
the DEVIL that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Rev.20: 10)
GOD'S WORD IS CONFIRMED:
Bible states: “The Word of God is quick (living) and powerful, and
sharper than any two-edged sword, piecing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and a
discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4: 12)
unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God,
and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out
of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me
every knee shall bow ever tongue shall swear (confess).” (Is.
shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not
return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Is. 55: 11);
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass
away.” (Matt. 24: 35; Luke 21: 33)
New Testament is filled with the fulfilled Old Testament Scriptures
by advent of Jesus of Nazareth as the Jewish Messiah, the Christ
(anointed of God). Here are some powerful Scripture texts that speak
of the fulfillment of God’s prophetic Word. “And
leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum… that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken of Esaias the prophet…” (Matt. 4:
the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed
with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word, and healed
all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Eaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our
sicknesses.” (Matt. 8: 16, 17)
when Jesus knew it, He withdrew Himself from thence and great
multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all… That it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by Esais the prophet, saying, Behold My
servant, whom I have chosen….” (Matt. 12: 15-18)
WE HAVE FREEDOM THROUGH JESUS CHRIST:
said: “And ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you
free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be FREE
indeed.” (John 8: 32, 36)
is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me FREE from the law of sin
and death.” (Rom 8: 1, 2)
ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The
Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the
children of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint
heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be
also glorified together.
we KNOW that all things work out together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He
did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image
of His Son, that He might be the firstborn, among many brethren.
whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called,
them He also justified: and whom He justified them He also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be
that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how
shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall
separate us from the love of CHRIST? Shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword. Nay in
all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved
I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, or angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, or things to come,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Rom. 8: 15-17, 28-39)
GOD IS GLORIFIED THROUGH CHRIST!
God, Who is rich in MERCY for His great love, wherewith He loved us.
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ; by grace ye are saved. And hath raised us up together, and
made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace
in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved
through faith and that not of yourselves in is the gift of God. Not
of works lest any man should. For we are His workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus unto good works.
we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Eph.
Gospel is the Good News: The Glad Tidings that Light has come into a
world of Darkness; that Peace has come into a world of Turmoil; that
Forgiveness has come into a world of Sin, that Healing has come into
a world of Sickness; that Love has come into a world of Hate; that
Life has come into a world of Death; that Freedom has come into a
world of Bondage and that Slaves are made Free through Jesus Christ,
the Liberator of the Human Race! Amen.
SNAKES IN MALTA SINCE ST. PAUL!
1,000 years, only Roman Catholic clergy were allowed to preach in
Malta. In order to keep out the marauding, murdering Mohammedans, the
Knights of Malta made that decree a law. By the hand of God, I was
thrust into a situation that opened the door for the Gospel Ministry
to enter that nation!
December 6, 1973, I met with Monsignor Michael Gunzi, Archbishop of
the Roman Catholic Church in Malta. After a very spirited talk with
the Archbishop he said: "I wish you the best success in your
Mission of preaching Jesus Christ to the Maltese people."
Police Chief Enoch Tonna sent for me and divulged that the Mafia had
threatened him and his family. As we prayed together, he received
Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and we continued a spiritual
friendship by mail for some time!
was made and the 1,000 year-old Law forbidding anyone except a Roman
Catholic priest from preaching in Malta was cancelled and freedom of
religion came to that country.
Jehovah Witnesses who had been imprisoned for breaking the law were
released, and unfortunately I helped the Muslims get their Antichrist
teachings into Malta for the first time in 1,000 years.
more than 50 years of preaching the Glorious Gospel of Christ, I have
visited many islands. The snakes are plentiful almost everywhere.
Many islands have imported the mongoose to kill the snakes. In Malta,
however, there are NO SNAKES. They all died when the "man of
God" shook off the beast" into the fire!
brothers and sisters in Christ, let us do the same: Shake of the
beast! The Bible says: “And the seventy returned again with joy,
saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy Name.
And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven.
I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over
all the power of the enemy. And NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.”
(Luke 10: 17-19)
St. Paul had come ashore at Malta hanging onto a piece of wreckage,
the Gospel message and a revival of great magnitude began. The
weather was cold and unsettling and St. Paul helped build a fire on
the beach to keep them warm.
the 'man of God' was laying some wood on the fire, a viper jumped up
and bit him on the arm. He shook the beast off into the fire and felt
no ill effect from the poison, causing the natives to believe he was
THE KEY TO EVANGELISM!
Miracle opened the door for the Gospel, as many received Christ as
Healer, Lord and Saviour: "In the same quarters were possessions
of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius, who received
us and lodged us three days courteously.
it came to pass that the father of Publius' lay sick of a fever and
of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed and laid his
hands on him and HEALED HIM. So when this was done, others also which
had diseases in the island came and were healed." (Acts 28:
we learn several lessons: God can use seemingly impossible and
hurtful situations to bring glory to His Great and Wonderful Name:
The ship was wrecked; St. Paul unknowingly "taking up a serpent"
without succumbing to its poisonous bite (Mark 16:16,17), the healing
of the Chief's father and the ensuing revival with all the sick on
the island coming to the man of God for healing through the "laying
on of hands" in the name of the "crucified and risen Lord
The SNAKE could not kill the 'Man of God' who shook him off into the
fire! The Snake is Satan and the fire is Hell. "And the Devil
(Liar) which deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and
Brimstone, where the Beast and the False Prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and ever." (Rev.20: 10)
Lord invites us to join together in prayer according to Matthew
18:19. He promises to answer our prayers! He waits for our desperate
cries for intervention in our lives: Prayers for forgiveness, divine
healing and deliverance from the Evil One!
issues seven invitations to prayer in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. He
encourages us to ask Him for whatever we need. He would not do so, if
He did not expect to answer those prayers!
John states emphatically: "And this is the confidence that we
have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears
us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that
we have the Petitions, that we desired of Him." (1 John 5:14,
THROUGH CHRIST’S BLOOD!
the precious blood of Jesus Christ, we have the amazing PEACE of God.
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not
as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not heart be troubled,
neither let it not be afraid.” (John 14: 27)
now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by
the Blood of Christ. For He is our Peace, Who hath made both one, and
hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us:
abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments
contained in ordinances, for to make in Himself of twain one new man,
so making Peace; And that He might reconcile both unto God in one
body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and
preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were
nigh. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
if any man be in Christ, He is a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17); “And
having made Peace through the Blood of His Cross, by Him to reconcile
all things unto Himself; by Him, I say whether they be things in
earth, or things in Heaven.” (Col. 1:20)
the God of Peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the BLOOD of the
everlasting covenant. Make you perfect in every good work to do His
will working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through
Jesus Christ forever and ever.” (Heb.13: 20, 21). Amen.