• Testimonies

    Banging Doors

    I received a phone call tonight from a wonderful acquaintance of mine who ministers back East. He told me that he and his wife were at the home of a woman who was really struggling in life. So much so, her home was now overrun with demons. Cabinet doors were being opened and slammed shut. Doors were opening and closing. The children were terrified and he called me to ask for advice. In America, we are going to see more and more of these manifestations because the enemy is taking the ground due to this nations sin. We are already seeing this happening in whole towns where teenagers are manifesting…

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    Desperate People

    Almost every day I receive a text message, email or phone call from someone who’s desperate for help with their life. When I look at Facebook or Twitter, I see so many people who live hopeless lives. The other night, I did a search on Twitter to see how many tweets there were on “I need prayer now”. I was truly astonished at how many people had tweeted that statement. What I saw in their posts were a people who do not understand why their lives are messed up. What every person needs is hope in their life Maybe you are reading this post because it’s you who is struggling.…

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    Lost Hope

    During the winter in Washington state, I had heard of a man in our area who had been in a logging related accident. One of his legs had been crushed and he had been held pinned under a pine tree without any help for an extended time. When he was finally found, he was air lifted to a trauma unit in the next large city to us. He was taken into surgery the next day and had much work done to put his leg back together again. Surprisingly, he was home within a few days. My wife and I knew of this family and their struggles and the Lord put…

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    Fulfilling Your Destiny

    Do you realize that God has a destiny for you? In fact, your destiny is the purpose God has for you to be on the Earth, and it was determined before you were born. God has an assignment for you that He has predestined you to walk and stand in, and His Word is the best place to start to discover it. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God originally spoke this promise to His people Israel who were in bondage due to their…

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    Peace and Joy

    Is it possible for you to have a life of peace and joy? Yes! But there is only one way for that to happen. You have to trust God with every breath you take.  As human beings, designed by a Creator, we make the mistake of performing tasks which God has already promised to do for us. For example; We worry about things we can’t do anything about, but He can. We fear things we can’t control, but He can. We hide from those things we don’t like to do, when it is God who wants to give us a life of adventure. We envy those things that aren’t ours,…

  • Miracles,  Testimonies

    The Courtroom

    I received a text message recently and the person who sent it was asking me if I could talk with him. I was on my way to my associate pastor’s home and had about fifteen minutes of drive time. So, rather than text him back, I decided to call instead. He answered the phone and it didn’t take long for me to realize he was in trouble. “Pastor, I got a phone call from a girl I had sex with about two months ago and she thinks she’s pregnant!” About a month earlier, I had led this young man to the Lord and began to speak into his life about…

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    Doubt and Unbelief

    My cell phone rang today and when I answered it, there was a lady on the other end who I haven’t met before. I did meet her husband recently and heard his wife was really struggling with her health. In fact her health is so bad, she is having another operation very soon. When I answered my phone, she seemed really aloof to me.  Do you ever get those types of calls where it is just a strain to even continue talking to the person. You know, lots of pauses as if they have fallen asleep on the other end?  That’s how this call went. So, I thanked her for…

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    Offense or Defense

    This morning as worship was ending with my church leadership, the Lord said something to me. “My children are always working from a line of defense instead of one of offense!” I instantly knew in my spirit what God was showing me. You see most Christians go about their days never considering the battle which is at hand against their lives. they never seem to give thought how Satan is planning and working plans to harm us. We truly are in the cross-hairs of the enemies weapons, yet when someone gets sick or has an accident, instantly panic sets in causing everyone to ask for prayer. But where was the…

  • Testimonies

    Kingdom Appointment

    Debbie and I were already heading to the cashier when right in front of us, an older man and woman passed in front of our shopping cart. The man was leading the charge and his wife, who was wearing pajama bottoms and limping along, followed in obedience.  As she was passing right in front of the cart I said to her, “You don’t look like you’re feeling too good.” She turned and said, “No, my left knee is killing me.” “Why are you letting it do that?”, I asked her. She said she didn’t know what the problem was but she was in terrible pain. I asked her if she…

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    The Grocery Store

    Today I went into our local grocery store to pick up some flowers for my wife.  I walked over to where the flowers were and saw a great selection to choose from.  Not knowing much about a certain specie, I asked one of the florists about the care for a variety I was interested in.  She was excellent to work with.  She came over and began to tell me how to not only care for them, but the differences in the subtle types within the specie I was looking at.  She got down on her knees to pull out a plant and she groaned.  I asked her what was hurting…