Friday, June 27, 2008

A PERSONAL OBSERVATION

Moving from belief or faith to knowing is to move from the unexperienced to the experienced; from the natural to the supernatural; from the subjecive to the objective.

ANOHER QUWSTION

Matthew 11:11
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

does not this refute the belief that all are equal in the kingdom of 'god?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

ANOTHER QUESTION

It seems to me that Jesus' main point was that He was the son of God. And He pointed to the signs and wonders as His proof.

When we claim we are sons ans daughters of God, what do we have to point to or is it pointless?

A QUESTION

If the death and resurrection of Jesus were necessary to make Pentecost possible, why do so many treat it as a sideshow?
See John 14 and 16

Monday, June 16, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

CNN NEWS

Signs of Healing: Third Christian School Dedicated in Iraq
Teresa Neumann (June 14, 2008)
"These government officials actually take their kids to that Christian school, and they perceive the school on a daily basis as a place of reconciliation, as a place for the future. And it is being led by Christians."
(Iraq)—Carlos C (name withheld for security reasons) is the vice-president of Partner's International Ministries. Recently he dedicated a third Christian school in Northern Iraq and is reportedly "amazed" by what God is doing there. (Photo: MNN) "Education in English was a huge asset," said Carlos. "These people are trusting their kids to the care and the hands of a Christian education. Adults entrusting their kids to the hands of Christian educators so that the future can be better—that is amazing. And that's only possible by God's grace."According to a report in Mission Network News (MNN) at the dedication of the school, the Iraqi minister of education representative spoke. The minister, said Carlos, said "Iraq is trying to reconcile people. And whatever you hear, this is a place where we value democracy, and everyone is welcome."While they are predominately Muslim, Carlos said, "These government officials actually take their kids to that Christian school, and they perceive the school on a daily basis as a place of reconciliation, as a place for the future. And it is being led by Christians."
Source:
Staff - Mission Network News

Friday, June 13, 2008

A TESTIMONY

Hi Hal

I came to your group on Wed. May 31st with Elaine. I am Janice from Canada.

Thank you for awakening me to healing power that Jesus has intended for us to use for others. Your web site is very helpful and I am writing to tell you how astounded I was to read your experience. About 30 years ago I was invited to go to a Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in another city. I was recently baptised in the Holy Spirit and had an idea of what to expect. I believed, but was uncomfortable with the emotionalism. That afternoon I tripped and hurt my back. I could barely get to the car. As we drove my back became stiffer and more painful. I thought I would not be able to get out of the car. I said to the Lord, "if you want me at this meeting you will have to fix my back." I felt a sensation of heat and the pain left although I wondered what would happen when I moved. When we arrived at the meeting I got out of the car and walked into the meeting with no pain whatsoever. As you see my experience is very similar to yours.

I believe the Lord is leading me to a ministery in our church (even though it is Baptist). I know two women who believe that we can heal in Jesus' Name and we already have a powerful prayer group. I will keep you posted

Thank you to you and Ginny for your gracious hospitality.

TESTIMONIES OF DIVINE HEALING

http://www.oslregion8.org/testimonies.htm

THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT STORY

http://mb-soft.com/believe/text/charisma.htm

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A TESTIMONY

I'm Sureshni, from Sri Lanka. About two years ago, I found your site 'Land of Miracles' and asked you and your group to kindly pray for my healing.It was a tear in my body which bled and actually needed suturing. But as I prayed and asked the Lord to please heal me, I read the scripture " I will heal the breach" - from the Old Testament.I knew the Lord was telling me He WILL heal me.It took about 2 months for the total healing, but I was TOTALLY healed, Praise God.I didn't have to see a doctor at all! Neither, did I take any medication - except that I kept that part very clean and used the gel from an aloe vera plant - I felt the Lord led me to usethis. Now, again I need healing. This time, for my teeth which the Dentist says are 'wasted'.The teeth at the back that I use to chew my food. The Dentist also says there are 'spaces' between my teeth, due to the 'wasting'.One tooth in particular is very sensitive when I bite.I have always kept my teeth clean, so I've done all I can. Again, I've asked the LORD to please heal me. I felt He pointed out a scripture in Isaiah that said" I will RAISE UP the decayed places thereof" I am convinced that my God can and will heal in answer to the prayers of many. I LOVE to see people healed and also to personally experience Divine healing. Hal, would you please pray for me that the LORD would heal my teeth? my Dentist is a Budhist lady. I would so LOVE to experience this healing by our Lord. I had written down your email address as well as the address - 'hittpink', the last time. So I thought I'd send a copy to her/him also. Hoping to hear from you Hal. Thank you so much and God bless you! Sureshni, from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

FROM CNN NEWS

Man Who was Written Off by Doctors at Birth Now Shares How His Second Birth in Christ Revolutionized His Life
Teresa Neumann (June 10, 2008)
"Christopher Coleman—becoming the first in his family to graduate from college—likens his life in a wheelchair to the blind man in Chapter 9 of the book of John" in that he was "born with such challenges, so that the works of God be demonstrated in him."
(Atlanta, Georgia)—A report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution chronicles the life of Christopher Coleman, from doctors "writing him off" after his premature birth to his second birth in Christ years later.According to the article, shortly after Coleman's birth doctors said he would never walk, talk, or even think for himself. His father abandoned his mother the day he was born and throughout his subsequent years in school people treated him as a non-entity as he sat in the back of class in a wheel-chair. (Photo: Empowered Ministries) "No one talked to me," he said, wondering why he'd ever been born. "No one even wiped my nose."
Meanwhile, he taught himself how to read and his mother "passed on her faith" of God to him and ultimately he graduated among the top five in his high school class of 1993. A short time later he moved to Georgia to go to school at Southern Polytechnic State University. One day in 1998, Coleman sneezed, spraying the personal assistant assigned to help him with his daily tasks. The assistant didn't get frustrated or annoyed with Coleman like so many others had in the past. "It's OK," the man told him.
"I didn't hear him," Coleman said. "I heard God say, 'It's OK.' "
That, notes reporter Gracie Bonds Staples, was Coleman's second birth and in that moment, realizing that he was not a burden to the world, his life changed forever. Coleman has spent the last ten years taking this message of hope to others, and will do so again June 19 when he speaks before a performance by TobyMac in Atlanta.
Adds Staples: "Christopher Coleman—becoming the first in his family to graduate from college—likens his life in a wheelchair to the blind man in Chapter 9 of the book of John" in that he was "born with such challenges, so that the works of God be demonstrated in him."
"I don't live my life in a wheelchair,'' he said. "I live my life from a wheelchair."
Source:
Gracie Bonds Staples - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TRUE OR FALSE?

In my view, there are three steps to becoming a complete Christian.
Step one is knowing about Jesus.
Step two is knowing Jesus through the indwelling presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
Step three is doing what we are commanded to do by Scripture.
See acts 1:8

ANOTHER BIG QUESTION

9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

http://69.6.236.221/baptism2.htm


But how many are obeying Him?

A BIG QUESTION

37 ¶ In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Jesus died to provide living water to the thirsty but how many are dying to have it?