Another healing of surgically implanted materials (SIM)

“Did that really happen last night? Was it another healing?” Nina asked herself five weeks ago this morning. After getting out of the hotel bed, my dear wife checked she really could do what she’d not been able to do…YES IT’S TRUE!  Thank you so much Lord.

MORE was yet to follow!

PROPHETIC WORD & DREAM

A few weeks earlier, on another Tuesday, as we received holy communion in the service for healing at Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, one of our fellow prayer team spoke out what she’d heard from the Lord about healing someone’s spine. Beside me, Nina wept in response because this prophecy was for her!  At the time nothing was observed or felt but a few days later Nina was able to measure her height at the gym and pleased to find she’s regained about an inch in height.

Two years ago (early 2015) she couldn’t sit at these mid-week services but had to lie on cushions in the side-chapel because of searing pain from another collapsed vertebra in her spine. Its cause was the same as years earlier and a vertebroplasty procedure was given priority – I had some serious wrestling with the Lord over this repetition but he kindly blessed me with a dream. In that dream I saw Nina walking over a large map of the Florida keys and northern Caribbean and many people were coming to her. A man approached me to ask what was going on and I clearly recall telling him my wife’s giving her testimony of healing.

[Side Note: I wondered if the dream indicated we may have to return to America to receive the healing, but then I remembered the first spinal collapse happened in Fort Lauderdale in early 2006. Side-effects of a life-saving high dosage of steroids the previous year were a risk of tearing muscles and a reduction in bone density. We were happy, therefore, that a scan of wrists and hips had shown her as having bone density of a younger woman.

So we believed the sudden pain that struck when we were about to start a cruise with the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship was another torn muscle in her back – and Nina was determined to go swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Isles! I pushed her around in a wheelchair and she was exceptionally brave in coping with the pain but was blessed to see the Lord with her. Upon return home the true cause was found – collapsed, wedge-shaped vertebrae!!  I was expecting to become her lifelong 24/7 carer but the Lord blessed me with it being only months for He was to bring an awesome healing, as Nina attests in From Disabled To Enabled. So with the immense blessing of an early healing we returned to ‘Catch The Wave’ in 2007 and Nina was asked to tell the full story at one of the first meetings. This time we doubly enjoyed our holiday, and with our fellow cruisers praising the Lord.]

Therefore, my promissory dream of 2015 of walking as giants over those seas indicated a correction, or even a fullness of healing, to what had happened previously. Moreover, after the word of knowledge was given an attendee at the Acorn service came to ask me about the situation – his appearance was similar to the man I’d spoken to in that dream!  In other words and as I’d expect, the dream was a composite of historical and prophetical data and symbolism for which we need to apply the gift of discernment and dream interpretation – one of my favorites!

To the glory of God, Nina recounts what happened a few weeks later; ie. five weeks ago last night:

KINGDOM POWER & GLORY

‘In April 2017 Richard and I were at The Victory Church in Southampton for 3 days with Randy Clark and his Global Awakening Team. It was a time for teaching and healing services at a Kingdom Power and Glory Conference.

‘On the second evening Randy brought a word of knowledge about people with surgically implanted materials in their bodies and asked them to stand up.

‘Due to steroid-induced osteoporosis my spine had collapsed twice in the last 12 years. As a result I have had bone cement surgically implanted in two places in my spine, holding it in place.

‘I stood up in answer to Randy’s call and promptly burst into tears. I realise now that this was a form of grieving that I’d not done since both implants.

‘He then asked the four of us standing to do something we could not do before. I bent backwards and then down to touch my toes. Amazing! That was only the first thing that happened! Praise The Lord…

‘When we drove back to the hotel that evening I told Richard not to use the bay for those with disabled parking permits. We pulled up in a normal bay and I got out of the car with no problems!!

‘For two years I’ve had to park in a place where I could open the car door fully, twist round and heave myself out. You cannot do that in normal parking bays as there is never enough room. I have not used my parking badge since and do not intend to. I am in the process of writing a letter to the council who issued it, giving them my testimony and why I don’t need it any more. Praise The Lord.

‘Some would think those two things in themselves were good enough. But we have a good God and He has plans for us. So the third thing I noticed was during worship on the last day. I was standing up straight, level on both feet, not leaning to the right.

For all these years I’ve been leaning slightly to the right and putting pressure on my rib cage. Because I lost height when my spine collapsed both times my rib cage touches my pelvis/hips. So now there is minimal pain on my right side. Praise the Lord again.’

Either in that evening public healing service, or in an earlier daytime session, I noted that Randy mentioned about having dreamed before one event of someone being healed. It may have been in connection with surgically implanted metallic rods, plates and screws in people’s bodies. So I recalled my dream and, when he brought that word, I prompted Nina that SIM includes bone cement. After she’d received a healing I realised another fulfilled aspect of that dream: a second USA-connection is the fact that Randy is American. So it wasn’t necessary for us to trek back there, as could be surmised from its details!

MORE SIGNS OF HEALING

Since returning home, Nina found she can cross her legs when sitting down. Also, when a friend was here I realised she was oblivious to doing yet another new thing. Normal chairs and sofas are very uncomfortable so Nina uses a special reclining armchair, but whilst in it and chatting to a visitor on the sofa she’d swung one leg over its arm, and thus sat semi-sideways. I’ve never seen her do that!

The three of us chuckled and cheered because it’s so evident her spine can now twist – albeit set in cement in two places!  Next, Nina’s going to ask her GP for a fresh scan or x-ray as well as have her height measured to find how much height she’s regained after having lost four inches.

Dr Randy Clark

For readers unfamiliar with pre-Millennium church history, in January 1994 Randy Clark was a guest preacher at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. However, he was left with no option but to stay because through him the Lord ushered in a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit, resulting in nightly meetings and millions visiting from all over the world. (The Pensacola  Revival was sparked by its Holy Fire, as blogged here.)

Read pastors John & Carol Arnott account of The Toronto Blessing: What Is It?, a term coined in Britain, out of which materialised two massive missionary works of God, as prophesied by Randy: one to destitute children in Mozambique including conversion of its Muslim provinces to Christ, and an ‘underground’ mission in Pakistan that’s brought masses of Muslims to Christ.

For more information, including details of Randy’s doctoral thesis, which includes both theological and medical disciplines verification of healing, see Videos: Healing SIM in this blog’s Jesus & Miracles hub and visit his website at Global Awakening.

IN MEMORIAM: Manchester, London, Paris, Marseille, USA, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Iraq, etc, etc, etc…..

+ IN MEMORIAM : MANCHESTER AND EGYPT +

This post and all posts on this blog about the spiritual battle between good and evil are dedicated especially to the memory of each child and adult murdered, maimed and bereaved on Monday in Manchester Arena and on Friday in central Egypt, plus the 100,000s in over 30,900* global atrocities, by maniacal muslims in 21st Century. 

Sources:
Raymond Ibrahim
  • Raymond Ibrahim, born and raised in the US by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East, is fluent in English and Arabic and therefore brings insights of the Western and Middle Eastern mindset, exploring intersection of Christianity and Islam he translates Arabic news that never reaches the West. Books include this 2007 primer: The Al Qaeda Reader – see biography.
  • The Real Bomb Is In Islam’s Books – the Pope’s visit to Cairo
  • Why Muslim Terrorists Hate Easter
Mark Gabriel Ph.D.
  • Raymond’s remarks about Al-Azhar university in the ‘real bomb’ bullet reference reminds me of Dr Gabiel’s (pseudonym) qualifications as a former professor of Islamic history at that most prestigious Islamic university in the world. An Egyptian, he lived, taught and preached Islam at mosques in the Middle East but had to leave because his life was in danger from the Muslim Brotherhood, about which his book reveals all and the core of Islam:
  • Islam and Terrorism (this links to my earlier post outlining his book).
On History & Theology of Islam:
  • Who Is This Allah? C.J.O. Moshay
  • I Dared To Call Him Father, Bilquish Sheikh
  • The Jesus Visions – Miracles Among Muslims, Christine Darg
  • From Jihad To Jesus – An Ex-miiltant’s Journey of Faith, Jerry Rassamni
  • Mosques And Miracles – Revealing Islam & God’s Grace, Dr Stuart Robinson.
  • A Wind In The House Of Islam – how God is drawing Muslims around the world to faith in Jesus Christ, David Garrison.

Comatose cop questions Jesus and is sent back with ‘2 minute’ warning – part 1

As a child living at the height of the Cold War and sometimes watching the slow flight of a delta-wing Vulcan bomber swooping like a menacing hawk over my house in north-east Cheshire, I was only too well aware of the ominous public ‘4-minute Warning’ of incoming nuclear missile strike against Britain. (Popular joke: “Enough time to boil your last egg”!)

So it was especially interesting to note a shorter timescale emerged – with a football motif! – in discussion over this exceptional email coming out of the blue!  Note: ‘code blue’ is the American medical alert for ‘crash’ response to cardiac or respiratory failure.

From Marty Breeden, Virginia, USA:

Richard,

Enjoyed your page and wanted to share this with you…….my testimony

I’m a full time Deputy Sheriff with the Page County Sheriff’s office in Page County, Virginia.

I died on July 17, 2015. I went totally “CODE BLUE” from Acute Respiratory Failure as a result of a CO2 buildup in my system from a “perfect storm” of health issues. Within 48 hours I would go “CODE BLUE” again. ALL this can be fully medically documented.

When I coded, I went through a tunnel. When I came out, I heard the Voice of the Lord. He said, “My church does not really believe I’m coming back soon!” He said it over and over and over again. Each time with more passion and more urgency.

Finally, I said, “Lord, we read about it, sing about it, preach about it, study it, we believe you’re coming back soon!”

The Lord responded and the timbre of His voice changed…..He said, “My church does NOT really believe that I’m coming back soon, for if they did, they would not be living as they are!”

……..Again, His voice changed and He spoke with even greater Urgency……He said, “I AM coming back soon and my church is NOT ready!”

Later, I would have another similar vision that would be confirmed in a miraculous way, this too about the Lord’s soon return.

I was instructed to come back and “Tell those things which you have heard!”

I’ve made a wonderful recovery; I’m back now full time as a Deputy Sheriff in Page County, Virginia. I’m married with 2 daughters. Everywhere I share my entire story, souls get saved and people rededicate their lives to the Lord.

Blessings, feel free to contact me if you are interested.

Deputy Marty Breeden

(If this video image is blank on Internet Explorer, click link to Trunews YouTube.)

In response to my query, Marty sent a link to the above video and told me his true story has featured on many US outlets to an audience of over 300,000.  It rang a bell and so I checked with James Bailey at Z3 News. He’d published Marty’s full account, which you can read in Part 2 of this post.

Thank you too to friends’ email that pertinently quotes Gandhi as rebuking Christians too:

“You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”

Notes:

Comatose cop questions Jesus and is sent back with ‘2 minute’ warning – part 2

I’m grateful for James Bailey’s kind permission to republish this fuller version of Marty Breeden’s true story from Z3 News (‘End-time News Before It Happens’ – link via sub-title, editorial emphases RB):

“MY CHURCH DOES NOT REALLY BELIEVE I’M COMING BACK SOON!”

On Friday, July 17 2015, I went into complete acute respiratory failure due to a perfect storm of health issues coming all at once. At the time, I was 51 years old and had been serving as a full-time police officer with the New Market Police Department in New Market, Virginia, for nine years.

Within 48 hours, I went “CODE BLUE” twice. I was placed on life support, breathing with a respirator, had a tracheotomy surgery, and spent two weeks in a coma. I was in the hospital for over five weeks followed by nearly four months of in-home care.

The first time I went “CODE BLUE,” I immediately went through a tunnel. When I came out of the tunnel, I immediately heard the undeniable voice of the Lord say to me,

“MY CHURCH, does not really believe I’m coming back SOON!”

He repeated,

“MY CHURCH does not really believe I’m coming back soon!”

Over and over, the Lord repeated this exact same thing to me with more passion and volume EACH TIME. Finally, I raised my hand to get His attention like a school child, and I said, “Lord, yes, we do believe you’re coming back soon! We read about it, sing about it, study about it, and pray about. Lord, we believe you’re coming back soon!”

It was then that the tone of the Lord’s voice changed and He said,

“My Church DOES NOT really believe I’m coming back soon, for IF they did, they would NOT be living as they are!”

He then lovingly but firmly pointed His finger at me and said with great passion,

“I AM coming back soon and My church is not ready! Now go back and tell the things you have heard and know that your message will not be received!”

I then came back into my body and the Lord sustained my life. I spent three weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, then was transported to progressive care for seven days. Then I was taken to the University of Virginia Transitional Care Facility in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I received eleven more days of care.

My first night in UVA Care Facility, I had a vision of a small, oval-shaped, bright light. It began to get bigger and bigger and bigger until finally I realized I was standing in a large football stadium at night, all alone, without anyone else present. I looked up at the scoreboard and I saw ‘2:13’

I then immediately heard the Lords voice say,

“MY CHURCH should be living as though this is the two-minute warning!”

Now I’m a huge football fan and God knew I would know EXACTLY what he meant by that. In that last two minutes, a football team makes a mad dash, doing everything they can to win the game. Both teams know the end of the game is at hand and the referee is about to blow the whistle and the game will be OVER!

Several hours after seeing that vision, I was sitting in a wheelchair in my room looking out the window when I heard a knock at my door. I could barely talk at the time due to the tracheotomy surgery, so I whispered, “Come in.”

Two ladies who were obviously part of the UVA medical staff asked if they could come in and speak with me.  One of them was going to be my physical therapist and the other my occupational therapist. They started telling me about the treatment plans, but then the conversation took an odd turn when one of them said, “Mr. Breeden can I ask you a personal question?”

I replied, “Of course.”

She asked, “Would you consider yourself a man of faith?”

I told them, “I certainly have not always lived it, but yes, I am a follower of Jesus and a Christian.”

When I said that, they looked at each other and smiled.

I then asked, “Ladies, I’m not offended by your question, but it’s an odd question for medical staff to ask a patient, isn’t it?”

What they said next is almost beyond belief! They said, “Mr. Breeden, “We had NO INTENTIONS of coming in and seeing you this morning. We were both on our way to see other patients, but when we were walking down the hall, each of us going opposite directions, but when we got in front of your door, the number 2 appeared in the spirit and we both saw it on your door. So we asked, ‘Lord what does this number 2 mean?’ Then the Lord said, ‘Go in and ask that man if he knows what the NUMBER 2 means AND HE’LL KNOW EXACTLY what you’re talking about!’”

She then asked me, “What does that mean?”

Keep in mind we had NEVER met and she had no idea about anything I saw in the vision. I then told her about the vision and that the Lord was coming SOON!

Eventually, I was released from the hospital and allowed to go back into law enforcement. It happened just as the Lord had warned. In the first year, I probably told over 50 pastors and men of God about the visions, but they were NOT received, not even by my own church of twenty years and not even by my own pastor. Only one disabled pastor in a small backwoods country Bible Mission asked me to come and share my experience, so I did.

Just a few weeks after my Code Blue experience, the Lord began opening doors for me to share my experience despite the rejection of many.

One week before I was to share these visions for the first time in public, I sought the Lord about an issue, which I never understood in the second vision. I could not figure out when I looked at the scoreboard, why did I see ‘2:13’? Why not just ‘2:00’?

Then I heard Him speak to my heart,

“Read Titus and look at chapter two, verse thirteen. Yes 2:13.”

When I read it, it seemed to jump off the page because I KNEW the Lord had spoken:

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; (Titus 2:13)

I’m still a full-time Deputy Sheriff, but now I faithfully share this message wherever doors open. I warn the church and call sinners to repentance. In the last few months, I’ve seen hundreds come to the Lord and get soundly saved. I’ve seen backsliders repent and rededicate their lives to Christ!

Blessings,

Deputy Marty Breeden

Author: Marty Breeden

Marty Breedon has served as Deputy Sheriff with the New Market Police Department in New Market Virginia since 2006. In a near death experience in 2015, Marty was called by God to warn the church of the Lord’s soon return. Since that encounter, God has used Marty to lead hundreds of people to salvation.

© 2016, Z3 News. All rights reserved.  Code Blue image courtesy Tiger Medical.

God’s GPS pingback: Australia>UK>USA then 2 back!

WOW, what can I say about yesterday! Simply being a messenger and seeing the Lord ‘connect the prophetic dots’ is utterly humbling. All I did was bat something from one side of the globe to the other. Here’s what happened:

Digital Globe with Hand by Watcharakun

After blogging about being bitten by two days’ Lion Bites I took lunch and afterwards found a most apposite email had arrived from Australia. So I re-published a word given to one of Australia’s Prophetic Council, Lana Vawser, as my previous post.

After whizzing it into cyber-space I gave it no more thought as I resumed my main focus …BUT…

I returned to corresponding with a deputy sheriff about his true story. The ball was in my court and I popped in a link to my ‘hot-off-the-press’ of the word Lana Vawser brought, in case it may help regarding their new fellowship in the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia.

Almost by return – like an internet ‘ping’ – I got this reply: “Richard, I NEEDED THAT WORD!!! Thank you for sending it and she is SPOT on…(because)”

And within the hour yet another ‘Ping’!

This time a real pingback from a blog well over ‘the Pond’ on the Kansas-Missouri border (?), “This morning as I was reviewing a message from Richard Barker he shared a vision from Lana Vawser. I have to mention that here because her vision seems to be in tandem with something I was given three weeks ago, today. It seemed like there were some overlapping/similarities….” (see Multiple Confirmations).

Much as I’ve mused over how the Lord speaks His mind to born-again believers around the world, especially those entrusted with the prophetical office, in my noticing how pieces from His Invisible Jigsaw fall into place it’s also as though their action is the equivalent of the cyber-space GPS.

That is, the Lord has His ‘satellites’ in the ‘heavenlies’ and uses GPS (Global Positioning System – God’s Prophecy System) or, as I call it, Global Prophecy Signalling.  Hence, my occasional examples of the Lord’s GPS.

Digital Globe by Cooldesign

NB: definitions for internet PING and Pong.  Wordpress ‘pingback’ is a notification of an article’s linkage to another blog. Illustrations by courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

Lion Bites that don’t let go…Practising the Presence

Blogging plans and priorities brewing over the weekend were about meeting a new focus, as implied at the close of last Friday’s post on seizing opportunities. I didn’t spell it out for the sake of closely guarding my purpose; but suffice to say, I was really surprised at what I’d sensed the Lord wants of me in this harvest-time. SO, I had a plan in mind for some ‘tests’ of republishing a few old posts as and when possible during a busy week, but don’t want to swamp my regular readership.

It ‘just so’ happens the Lord had directed Emma and David Stark at Glasgow Prophetic Centre, to personalise the next Lion Bites email to subscribers. This stirring word brought confirmation to my spirit (make it personal for you too by replacing my name with yours) and then got hammered home the next day:

Monday – GOD IS CALLING YOU LOUD AND CLEAR

The Lord is asking these questions in the earth;

“Who will be a nation changer today? Who will be willing to rise up from what is occupying their time to hear and obey my voice?”

God says “I am calling you, Richard, out to build and establish My Kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven in your generation.”

David was the least in His father’s house yet, after much training in the secret place tending sheep, he was used mightily by God to deliver an entire nation. Do not allow yourself to think you are insignificant. Your steadfast trust in God amidst your trial has been preperation for the call and destiny God has put within you. You are, indeed, significant.

Make a decision today to heed the call of God, get up and go! Bring glory to God as you leave a legacy for future generations as they see, and are spurred on by the evidence of the great things He shall do through your yielded life.

Matthew 4:19

Then He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.

Tuesday – COME AND SIT WITH GOD TODAY 

God says. “Come and sit awhile with me and let me be your sounding board.

“I long to chat through your hopes and dreams with you. They are a delight to my heart as you are a delight to me. I love to hear your enthusiasm and excitement for the things I have placed within you; the seeds that I sowed long ago that are now starting to shoot through your spirit and manifest in your life. I am excited, just as you are excited!

“Let us plan together while remembering that nothing is impossible for me. I have watched you grow to this place and this time. Know not to be afraid of what is ahead and, as you step out and into what you know to be next, see that I have already prepared a way for you.

“As you sit with me today, I am giving to you know confidence in the gifts and anointing that you carry. For I have given them to you, establishing them deep within. A firm foundation has been built, and now it is time for brick to be laid upon brick; for you to begin to move into the next area of your call.”

Zechariah 8:9

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Now hear these words, “Let your hands be strong so that the temple may be built”. This is also what the prophets said who were present when the foundation was laid for the house of the Lord Almighty.’

[With gratitude to Glasgow Prophetic Centre and published with their kind permission.]

Alien destiny

ARC’s continued theme on destiny is worthy of careful study. It’s opened up a perspective upon my personal encounter with Jesus in ’89, which had featured UFOs, by linking that content into past occult activities. (My early blog The Heavenly Visitor – part 2 of ‘Death or Destiny? and recent republication of full testimony “Am Free!” refer.) Thank you very much Mike & Jeremy.

Sons Of Issachar

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott – 

In the pursuit of our destiny there is something we need to be careful of: coveting somebody else’s calling. If we do, it is possible we will find ourselves pursuing an alien destiny. I am not talking about little green (or grey) men, I am talking about chasing something God never intended for us, but for someone else. That can lead us into frustration and confusion because something seems to be constantly obstructing our path, hindering us or tripping us up. All right, no-one said it would be easy, but this is more than just obstacles to overcome, this is a dead end.

Arthur Burk calls it an ‘alien birthright’, and likens it to an immaculately constructed train track (complete with ballast, signals and crossings) laid across the middle of a cornfield we are called to cultivate: it leads nowhere, and meanwhile it gets in the…

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‘Violent’ Kingdom breakthrough, seizing God-given opportunities – part 2

Continuing from Part 1 let’s look at the fifth jigsaw piece that fell into my hand:

SEIZING GOD-GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES

Settling down for an afternoon tea during that Sunday’s live streaming from Church of His Presence in Alabama, we heard pastor John Kilpatrick read the parable of the talents and the fearful servant and teach on Seizing God-given Opportunities (at 1 hour 18 minutes of video link below).

He encouraged everyone to open up their spirits when listening and said Holy Spirit had told him a few days ago,

“Start telling your audiences that whenever a word is given to them, especially a word from the Lord – not a sermon but a word from the Lord – tell them to let the Holy Spirit dilate their spirit so it opens up so it can receive and be imprinted, embedded in their spirit-man.” [At 1:19:00 on this Church of His Presence video]

John called attention to the fact that “Opportunities are birthed in God’s mind!” and went on to consider how we react to them and that, in moving towards God-given opportunities, we usually encounter strong opposition that’s often unforeseen and inexplicable.

He confessed that preachers encourage their flock in moving forward in their discipleship, but inadequately warn about the adversity that arises along their journey. In other words, we are inviting warfare! – not only of a spiritual nature but also of every kind of non-spiritual adverse event!  Also, we can be very dilatory ruminating over opportunities and acting upon them

So if you are severely struggling, especially from satanic strategies on your journey this exciting one hour message will strengthen and encourage you. He stresses it’s not about waiting on the Lord, which is very different, but watching for and acting upon what He’s presenting us with.

On researching this material John was surprised at a definition he found, and which has a direct bearing upon my subject; ‘violent’ persons taking the Kingdom. (Note: you may want to read previous Part’s updated comment thread on Matt 11:12.)

John found ‘seize’ means ‘to take possession of suddenly and by force’, and ‘an attack, a strike’. So this is how we need to handle and deal with God-given opportunities and break through all opposition (from 1:28:00 on video). John concludes therefore, that Holy Spirit is saying

“When I present you with an opportunity, strike it! When I present you with an opportunity seize it! Lay hold of it! Grab it! If you have to do it violently – grab it!. Why? Because opportunity will fade away like a watercolour.”

The Lord is saying,

“I’m presenting you with opportunities all the time but you are taking too much time!”

So seize that opportunity suddenly – and forcefully if necessary!

The latter part of the message covered working through the adversity that’s always a sure sign of a God-given opportunity, because its purpose is to thwart the Lord’s purpose in our lives and our furthering His Kingdom. It was also confirmation of my having stood against repeated strong criticism of this blog – and encourages my continuing a specific course of counter-action that started in addressing a controversial topic.

That is, having quickly and strongly reacted against detrimental comments I’m seeing and now seizing the God-given opportunity hidden behind that opposition.

It was one reason why I republished the core of and revisited my testimony. Those who read its new covering page on this blog’s menu may have been surprised at the opening paragraph. (It was inserted last, after having written the rest.)

Having published “Am Free!” True Story I was humbled to get an inkling of the Lord’s purpose behind that opportunity: to alert me to the fruition of an awesome vision I was blessed with in early 1992 – “All Hail The Lamb!

Testimony revisited in response to prophetic word

Please note that the main menu hub featuring the short version of my testimony is now entitled “Am FREE!” True Story.

The previous version (A Life-changing Dream) covered the basics. This new page now covers the full story of my encounter with the Lord and journey out of satanic bondage. It has been augmented to clarify some details, plus a list of books which greatly helped me.

At the start of last month I was blessed with a personal word during a mentoring day and which said I should let young people know how I came to belief in Jesus. It confirmed what was already on my mind and this double=pronged notion started to come to fruition in the first week of April by my responding to a visitor’s discussions with the essential aspects of my testimony.

As stated in 2017 Year of the Breakthrough for the UK, that same directive was reiterated at last week’s Kingdom Glory & Power conference in Southampton. Speaking under the Holy Spirit’s unction, Blaine Cook spoke about introducing ‘millennials’ to the Lord through our own personal stories. So I realised the need to revisit and republish my story.

I trust you will be sufficiently interested to check through the new page and perhaps take time to read through the several parts of this testimony to the Lord’s glory.

May you be mightily blessed.

Today’s ‘God-incidental’ Lion Bite on ‘New Boldness’!

This morning’s intention for getting back into blogging after a short break by following up on last Thursday’s two ‘quickies’ on 2017 as a ‘Year of Breakthrough’, has similarly been met with a clear confirmation through today’s Lion Bite which was in my in-tray. I can confirm its personal accuracy:

NEW BOLDNESS FOR WHAT YOU’VE BEEN GIFTED FOR

It is time once again to be one who demonstrates the power of God by your bold actions. Don’t be afraid: God isn’t going to ask of you what He hasn’t gifted or given you grace for. But you will have to begin to push yourself forward out of the comfortable places that you have settled back into.

Some of you are simply going to have to speak a word of truth against a situation where before you might have remained a silent observer. Others will have to act with a miraculous demonstration of God’s goodness and love, where before you would have simply prayed and hoped that something wonderful might have fallen from heaven and into your lap. Some of you who were recently concerned with profit and gain are going to have to take a hit while you realign to a more just and righteous business plan. Leaders who want to truly see breakthrough are going to have to stop some things, lose some things and upset some lovers-of-the-status-quo, so that you and your people can get back on track with the original vision that God gave you.

Don’t try and make the turnaround all at once, unless that is what God is asking you to do. Instead, take each moment and each decision to the Holy Spirit. Ask Him, and listen to His answer twice. The first time you will hear the answer your soul wants you to hear, the second time you will hear Him speak. Before long you will be hearing Him first time before you even begin to ask the question!

2 Corinthians 3:11-12
And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

[Republished with the kind permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre.]

Freedom at last from satan – my chains fell off!

 

[RETURN to main page]Months after that night of destiny in 1989 I trashed my occult and New Age books, but I still had a number of items that were very significant to membership in those occult brotherhoods. But very soon, troubles brewed up within my relationships. And they got worse, and worse. So I asked for prayer help and I gathered all the remaining  things, such as ritualistic items and pictures. Right at the peak of my trouble I heard an almost audible voice instruct me,

Burn what you’ve collected – NOW!”

Never, ever, would I have believed what was to happen next:

Out in the back yard I piled those membership items onto an area of gravel and, putting a match to them, I sincerely repented. Fanning the flames, I apologised deeply to God for all my past rebellious, sinful activity and specifically renounced all the evil connected with and arising from my occult associations.

As I asked God to forgive me, heavy invisible shackles suddenly dropped off my wrists!

I felt, and was, free, completely free – exactly as is jubilantly sung in Charles Wesley’s great hymn And Can It Be? 

WOW, from despair to jubilation within a split second!  What utter freedom!  Praise Him!

That hymn’s lyrics present the simple yet sublime salvation found in our Father’s good news about Jesus.

How aptly the third verse describes my personal situation and what had just happened – my wonderful liberation from invisible bondage to satan.:

1. And can it be that I should gain
An int’rest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God shouldst die for me?

2. He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace!
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race!

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For, O my God, it found out me.

3. Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night.
Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray:
I woke the dungeon flamed with light!

My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

4. No condemnation now I dread:
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach th’ eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

If you’re unfamiliar with Charles Wesley brother of the renowned evangelical founder of Methodism, John Wesley, you may like to read the brief note at the foot of this page of lyrics from Scripture and Music.

Listen to one of the greatest hymns as broadcast some years ago in Songs of Praise,   thanks to Fabio Ramsay.:

I will rejoice in the Lord, I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation! (Hab 3:1)

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The Bible’s Author directs me to ex-New Agers’ testimonies

The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have our redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. [St Paul’s letter to the Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible.]

As well as testing Christians’ claims of hearing God direct and getting astounding personal evidence for that I wanted to know lots more not only about Him, but also, and in following up on that revelatory scripture, about false teachers and their falsehoods.

In my wariness of religious folk I’d assumed none would be able to comprehend my story as they’d be ignorant about those things. Doubtless, none would have been through my kind of bad, meditative ‘trips’ – or so I thought!

But direct help was again at hand from the Bible’s Author…

SUBMISSION AND FIRE

C_RidersWhenever I went into a local Christian bookshop my long-standing sensitivity to serendipity would kick in! That is, one book would jump off the self at me! The Lord was directing me to biographies of Christians who’d previously been tied into occult, New Age activities – like me. They’d been rescued from terrifying situations by calling upon Jesus’ name. So, their true stories brought home what had really happened in that stunning dream. As mentioned, St Paul’s insight on satan’s ability to masquerade as an angel of light and on its followers as servants of righteousness (2 Cor 11:14), brought confirmation of the reality of my past encounter. I’m so deeply grateful to the real living God for saving me.

Having been deceived and beguiled, scales were now starting to fall from my eyes – an awesome awakening, and a homecoming!

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Outline of Tal’s book (click to enlarge)

Riders of the Cosmic Circuit  (1986) by Tal Brooke was one such book. Son of American diplomats and a pioneer in meditation with crystals, Tal held a privileged position in the inner circle of the revered Indian guru Sai Baba, of whom he later wrote,

“I had discovered an absolutely satanic thing operating behind Baba’s veneer”.

Tal Brooke’s own encounter with the darkness behind the ecstatic light and consciousness known as the state of ‘nirvana’, validated my psychic dream experience.

The very first of these autobiographies, however, was by someone who’d also been in the brotherhood I’d been initiated into.

Whilst reading the concluding chapters of Roy Livesey’s account over the lunchtime of 29 March 1990, I prayed the ‘sinner’s prayer’ and gave my life to Lord Jesus as my personal saviour. Driving home later, however, the spiritual enemy tried to get me into a couple of road accidents. And upon arriving home I found it had attempted to burn down my new, wooden-framed house. Thank you Lord for protection through both events – the fire had been put out by throwing water onto flaming fat in an electric oven!!

Jesus tells all who believe in Him what will happen as a result of following His teaching, as noted here and here by John, one of His first and closest disciples,.:

“If you hold fast to and live by My words you are truly my disciples. And you shall know the Truth and the Truth will set you free (for) I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one can come to the Father except through Me”.

NOT YET FULLY FREE

From those who’d trodden the very same path as me, I learned the great importance of being completely cut off from my ‘old life’. This meant getting rid of books and objects associated with it, but I’d been slow to so do. Although I’d turned away from that past, yet an unseen bond seemed to remain.

The fact of that subtle influence needed dealing with because I wanted what’s promised in the Word inspired by Father God, the Author of the Holy Bible:

“So if the Son liberates you, then you are really and unquestionably free.”  [John 8:36 Amplified Bible] 

So now, learn how I gained Freedom at last from satan – My chains fell off! (next).

Other Informative Books – Douglas Groothuis

[First published as in October 2013 as part 6 (Rescued From Satan By The Lord of Hosts) of my ‘Journey Into Freedom’. Bible quotations courtesy of BibleGateway.com – thank you for this facility.]

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