• Excuses

    Luke 14:18 “But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ There are many Scriptures which cause me to pause and think about why they were written. One of these is in the book of Job. For thirty nine chapters, Job endured his friends explaining life to him in the middle of what was his traumatic experience. Let me share the verse with you: Job 40:7 “Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: You see,…

  • The Great Apostasy is here

    God has blessed FTC in so many ways. First and foremost, we always encounter Papa, Jesus, or Holy Spirit during our services.  The atmosphere is often thick with the Glory of God, and as a result, many visitors leave because they can’t stay in the presence of Heaven. For about the last eight years, we have received tongues and interpretations during our times together. Oh, the words we have received from The Godhead have been incredible. There is nothing more beautiful than hearing your Creator speak. Friday, August 17th, 2019 is a day I soon won’t forget. The service was already over the top with the Presence of God. Worship…

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    What happens when we sin?

    As an infection tries to take over a person’s blood or flesh, the bodies immune system will begin to work against it. But what happens when the immune system can no longer kill off the infection? Death takes place. You and I are now watching the same thing happen in the spiritual realm. There is an infection in mankind and it is called sin. It’s always been with us, but now the infection is multiplying and growing at a rate that doesn’t look good for our futures. God always shows us what is wrong in our lives spiritually by revealing it to us in the physical. For example, MERSA is…

  • Sin is like an infection

    Sin Is Like An Infection

    As an infection tries to take over a person’s blood or flesh, the bodies immune system will begin to work against it. But what happens when the immune system can no longer kill off the infection? Death takes place. You and I are now watching the same thing happen in the spiritual realm. There is an infection in mankind and it is called sin. It’s always been with us, but now the infection is multiplying and growing at a rate that doesn’t look good for our futures. God always shows us what is wrong in our lives spiritually by revealing it to us in the physical. For example, MERSA is…

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    Hot Chocolate Encounter

    The girl working the drive-through window at McDonald’s had no idea my wife and I were watching her make our hot chocolates. We had just left watching a movie at the theater and knowing we had a long drive home, stopped for something to warm us up. While we sat in the car at the window, we both noticed the girl was really struggling making our drinks. She was grabbing and tossing things angrily as she made them. Clearly frustrated about something in life, while she tried to hide her emotions with her co-workers, we were watching the whole thing. The world has no idea that our emotions are really…

  • Loyal and Obedient

    Loyal and Obedient

    When my wife and I met Tim and Nancy Roberts, we began a friendship and really an intimate relationship with this couple. They were both a Godly couple who were clearly placed before us to help us grow into our calling of God. I remember how often Tim would say to me, “I have prayed for twenty five years that God would build a church with loyal and obedient people and you and Debbie are the beginning of it.” About nine years ago, we began Faith Tabernacle Church at the Word of the Lord. There was no mistaking that we were supposed to do this for God. When He told…

  • Plugged ears

    I don’t want to hear it!

    As the Body of Christ watches the world turn more and more to sin, don’t think for a moment that many Christians won’t turn and follow. Sin is a slippery, sensuous foe. It is persuasive and a liar. Sin will lead the strongest person who walks with Christ right into the pit. I’m writing this article today as the Spirit of God is saying to me, “Tell the people to uncover their ears to My voice!” Why would The Spirit say this? Just as a child will mimic the parents good or bad behavior, so will the Believer in Christ if there isn’t something in place to guard them. Sin…

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    Another One Bolted

    This week has been an interesting one for me. I have had a couple of opportunities to pray with people in the marketplace. Let me share one of the stories now… My first encounter with this was with a woman limping to her car. I was getting out of my vehicle in a parking lot and saw her pass in front of me. I got out of my vehicle and walked up behind her. I said, “You don’t look like you’re doing very well!” She said, “No! My foot is hurting so bad…” She had stopped to see who was talking to her and I introduced myself. I told her…

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    Milk Can Sour

    Over the last few weeks, The Spirit of God has led me to teach on the subject of moving on with God. In becoming mature in the knowledge of Him. Most Christians are spoon fed a little scripture each week through their church service. Just like we would feed a baby, little bits at a time. Truthfully, we all need to begin our walks with God in this manner. We can’t be mature first and then turn into a baby with God. There is an order of time for our lives, both physically and spiritually. The Scriptures hold valuable insights into how our walk with God should grow. The first…

  • Justice

    Change Your Words

    The gift of healing is given to men to show the Power, Mercy and Grace of God to forgive. The Body of Christ often makes excuses as to why they are sick or filled with disease. The truth is that it comes as a result of sin. The Bible makes this very clear. As well, it makes it very clear that God is the One who sends or removes it. This is why the Bible also says we should fear the Lord God Almighty. Not some fear out of reverence, but a fear that God can do whatever He wants. His delivery system is the demonic realm. You might remember…

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    Desire This

    In every job I’ve had, I always made it about serving God My eyes have always been set on making the business money and helping people to grow in their walk with The Lord. Time after time I have prayed for other employees, customers, managers, owners of companies. Speaking life into their ears so they can grow. I have prayed for countless people. I have watched God move in so many peoples lives as a result. It has been pure joy to watch God move. What about you? What have you set your heart to do in this life? You see, if you continue to set your life in the…

  • Once Saved Always Saved

    Just because you may have been taught “Once saved, always saved!”, doesn’t mean it’s true. In fact, you won’t find any scriptures which actually say this. Jesus will tell one of His, “I will never leave You, nor forsake you!” That’s absolutely an amazing guarantee of His love for you. Does that mean you can’t lose your Salvation? Absolutely not. That isn’t what He is saying at all. Here are five ways someone who calls themselves a Christian could find themselves locked out of Heaven: #1 The practicing sinner Let’s begin with the “Christian” who flat out refuses to turn from their sin. That same little word, “sin”, which Jesus…

  • Missed It by an Inch

    Missed it by an inch… Almost daily, I receive friend requests from men in third world nations; desperate for help. They need money for food, water, clothing and often school fees. They live in poverty and don’t have any idea how to come out of it. They want to do what’s right before God, yet they don’t realize they have to live by faith alone. More, they don’t realize God is more then able to supply all of their needs out of His riches and Glory. This issue reminds me of the story found in the Word of God, where Peter and John walked up to a Temple and found…

  • Don’t Look Back

    Don’t look back When I was a young boy, I used to read the Scriptures a lot. I was fascinated by the stories of great hero’s and villains against God. I still am. One story that used to really make me think, was the saga of Lot and his family being led out of Sodom and Gomorrah. What an awful place they lived in. I wondered why Lot would keep his family in such a terrible place. Let alone offer his daughters to the people. The one event in that story that really bothered me was when Lots wife was told, “Do not look back!” That story made a huge…

  • The Last Penny

    You Should Know

    Most Christians today don’t give much thought towards the demonic realm Partially because their taught from pulpits they don’t need to worry about them. I have sat under Pastors who taught that we don’t have them in us as Believers. Further, it’s better if we just leave them alone. All of which is untrue. I have been blessed to have a church body where God has granted me people who walk in amazing gifts. Currently, the church has numerous seers, healers, prophets, intercessors, worshipers and other gifts. I can’t even begin to tell you what it’s like to have my seers gather together after a service and compare notes. Sometimes…

  • Go do what Jesus did

    How do you fit in

    Where do you fit in to this thing called Christianity? As God is lifting His Hand off of America and around the world, perilous times are coming. All one has to do is look around to see lines of division are already being drawn in the sand. There are those who love righteousness and those who abhor it. Few stand in the middle anymore. Even the most indifferent person with regards to God has made a decision. Yes…sides are being drawn as one person after the next chooses the Light or the darkness. Nobody can have it both ways. The devil knows who you are All I can say is…

  • Mom and Children

    Dear Mom

    Every Sunday, mothers will come up to me and ask for prayer. When I minister outside of the church, mothers are often those who seek out ministry. Most of them have a common issue. Fear, worry, anxiety and depression. For the next few minutes I want to share what I teach every single mother. And almost every time when they leave me healed and delivered, they say, “Why isn’t this being taught in my church?” The answer is this. The spiritual realm is busy. Demons are working constantly to take away the Truth of the Bible. They are constantly infusing doctrines of demons into the church body. Without a doubt,…

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    A Miracle Waiting to Happen

    For the woman who needed a miracle, little did she know it was on the way… I took our daughter Emma to Spokane yesterday for an appointment. After we did some running around we then decided to go to the mall to get some dinner. We talked about life and stuff over the meal and I realized our daughter is growing up. She is turning from a teen to a young adult right before my eyes. I kept thinking how wonderful God is in how He creates us and then grows us up. But also knowing the battle against us is fierce along the way. There is an adversary who…

  • desperate people

    No Lone Islands

    Dear Christian…   In the years I have been a Pastor I continue to notice a trend in the lives of believers and followers of Christ. There tends to be a consistent error in letting others know when you’re being attacked with sickness, disease, distress and torments.   What bothers me is I know that the things you are struggling with aren’t even yours… They are works of darkness manifesting in you.   Paul made a Truth very clear in the Word of God… Let me show you.   Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the…

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    A Pastors Heart

    A Pastors Heart   When God gives a man a heart to shepherd His people, just know the responsibility is huge. Way beyond the scope of this writing. I take the call on my life with God very seriously. I know my judgment with God will be greater then yours. I know that if I teach wrong doctrine, or lead people astray I risk my life with God.   So when I tell you about the one thing that grieves me the most as a Pastor, will you not turn it into something it isn’t. God has shown me so much revelation through His Word, through personal words from Holy…