Ex-Muslim terrorist encounters Jesus Christ in prison

Set aside half-hour to listen to Afshin David’s very vivid, astonishing account of his life as a devout Iranian Shiite ‘soldier’ of Hezbollah who, whilst in prison, was going to kill a Christian ‘infidel’ but decided to do it by means of demonic power. However, he then got attacked by demonic darkness and pleading the names of his god or his ‘prophet’ failed utterly – yet calling upon the name of Jesus Christ saved him!

Warm to Afshin as he vividly tells about his consequential bewilderment and struggle to receive clarity and a true knowledge and relationship with the living God. His startling, powerful encounter with Jesus outshines my story of similar spiritual contrasts.

I’m grateful to Revd Gavin Ashenden for publishing this excellent material.  It is highly informative as a comparison of some essentials of Islamic culture and scripture with the holy Bible. (See also his Beware the Oppressive ‘Rainbow Wooden Horse‘.)

Now watch the first part of Afshin’s testimony:

Part 2:

We praise you Lord for your mercy and rejoice in our brother’s salvation.

Celebrate with me a life-changing night…

Twenty eight years ago this morning I awoke after an awesome, shattering dream. One so lucid that nearly 30 years later, it remains vividly etched within me. Come back with me (dream content in blue typeface, comments black).:

I am in my childhood home and standing in front of the large casement window in one corner of the lounge (opposite corner to the doorway). I look up into the inky, dark night sky outside.

A small flotilla of large, wingless aircraft drifts slowly across from left to right at high altitude and I groan, “Oh…not that flying saucer nonsense. I must be dreaming!”  I’m sceptical about the existence of UFO’s, but now another ‘fleet’ of some sort appears from the right and heads towards the first.

(The dream now changes gear by going up a level from the usual mix of mental material to that of absolutely convincing lucidity…)

The metaphorical ‘light goes on’!  In my ‘knower’, I realise the first fleet is demonic and the second is masses of angels under the command of Jesus Christ. (I did not believe in them, and regarded Jesus as one of many world teachers. Here, I see no individuals but inwardly know the situation.)

Excited, I think I’m about to watch an amazing heavenly battle…but…OH NO!  

Somehow, I now know Jesus has espied me far down below and is now flying down towards me!

All I see is a distant bright light very rapidly getting brighter and larger as it drops down to my location, just like an airliner approaching a runway to land at night. 

Instantly, I realise my life has been one of sin and that contrasts starkly against Jesus’ utter holiness. Right away I realise what’s claimed about the Judgement is true – but mine is about to happen right now!

Beyond any doubt whatsoever I suddenly realise my involvement in the occult was most definitely wrong. Consequently, I deserve the undesirable abode!

Groaning “My number’s up!” I inwardly tremble in fearful knowledge I’m about to die at any moment. An invisible trapdoor I’m standing on will drop me straight into hell.

Utmost mortal terror strikes!  I dive under the drop-leaf table by the wall to the left of the window so I can hide from Jesus. But he knows I’m there and swoops down straight through the wall on the other side of the corner window. He’s standing in the room and right beside the table!

Cowering below the table with my back turned towards him, I glance over my shoulder and see him from the knees down, his body and face out of sight above the table.

Most unexpectedly, somehow I have the courage to reach my hand out backwards to grab at the hem of Jesus’ robe…

As I tug at the hem this event goes into yet another level of revelation, one to do with my childhood…Then I awake! Thoroughly alert, further sleep eludes me!

As recounted in False ‘Gospel’ leads me to the devil’s door,  the previous evening I’d closed the door on all further discussions with a young church worker about Christianity because of his incorrect opinion of yoga, the new age and the occult, as based upon Billy Graham’s teaching!

That night’s dream reminds me of an evocative small picture that deeply impressed me as a child – the return of Jesus Christ:

1st Sunday in Advent - Image

Later I understand that my terror had been ‘the fear of God’ brought through the Holy Spirit’s convicting me of my personal sinfulness (ie. wrongdoing) and, thus, preparing me to receive God’s grace (ie. undeserved favour).

Also, what happened after reaching for Jesus proves He’s closely acquainted with the private details of my thoughts as a very young boy.  The dream’s conclusion shows He’s going to topple my childish concepts of Him in preparation for their replacement with a certainty of His true identity.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psalm 111). Mercifully, He plucked me from the domain of darkness to bring me into His own and receive its blessings. I deserved none of that. Truly, Amazing Grace – how awesome and wonderful..!

As a result of the most remarkable dream I’d ever had, I carefully reconsidered all my New Age and occultic notions. Meditational and mystical exercises had resulted in my having some unusual, ‘psychic’ dreams, but none whatsoever like this one.

The only remotely similar dream was that of an ‘altered’ state of consciousness known as ‘nirvana’, or bliss, where I’d been taken behind its alluring golden light.  Ecstasy turned to abject terror as the light I was in got swept aside like a curtain. Exposed ‘on stage’ was a hideous, devouring beast of utter blackness about to approach me – far worse than any nightmare! (as in Searching for Truth leads me into captivity).

I wasn’t into drugs but was ignorant of the scripture ‘satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light‘ (2 Cor 11:14).  Upon learning about and reading that verse a few years later I realised its truth had been demonstrated to me when a non-Christian in that identity’s dramatic exposure!

But in this new dream terrifying fear had been overcome by Jesus Christ Himself and His wonderful mercy and love.

What happened next?  That’s told in Triple validation of the reality of my life-changing Visitation.  For an introductory overview to my full testimonial read “Am FREE!”.

On the 28th anniversary of my rescue (albeit not then fully believing or born-again) I rejoice in the Lord my Saviour upon entering a ‘new season’ of my life everlasting.

[Photo of Jesus in Clouds courtesy of Bible Probe.]

London area awakening: refiner’s fire testimony

I’m honoured and grateful to Paul Marriott for having contacted me direct about his visit to Capstone Church, as told in the first half of the testimonies published by my friend Michael Marcel.  (I noted his confirming my impression of visiting that church as being like Toronto and reference to the burning bush, which featured in my meditations over several weeks.) Paul’s illuminating account of personal discipleship in giving the glory to God is published with his kind permission:

‘I came across your wonderful blog today and it blessed me greatly – thank you…

‘I wrote this testimony below on the 18th August. In the past 10 days my wife, daughter and myself have even been more profoundly affected by what is happening at Capstone and we could probably write several more pages of testimony. The Lord is moving in very deep and remarkable ways in the UK and He is using an extremely humble fellowship at the back-end of nowhere in Ilford, East London, to ignite the London Awakening, which is already having a profound affect across not only across London but also the nations of the UK and beyond into the Nations. I think the key to what is happening is humility – the Lord favours the humble – not so the proud. I hope this encourages you brother.’

MY REFINER’S FIRE TESTIMONY

‘The very top testimony below (ie. previous post) is mine from a week ago. What isn’t stated here is that it was the culmination of a significant period of private prayer where I asked the Lord to lead me through effective repentance of anything that put self above Him. As a result of a discussion with a dear friend whose faith-walk is a yardstick of integrity, I asked the Lord to cleanse me of all hindrances and blockages in me that would prevent me hearing His voice or understanding His word; I asked Him to purify me in His refiner’s fire of all the dross and impurities (the burning bush was not a consuming fire but it represented ‘holy ground’) and finally to make me a holy vessel fit to be poured out for His purposes.

‘On the day I went to Capstone Church Ilford, which I had never heard of before, I’d added a statement in my prayer group, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one could find a church where man completely took his hand off the service and allowed God to run it?” – to which several in that group responded with a resounding “Amen”. It seemed that no sooner had I uttered that and they had responded than the 2 prophecies mentioned below (ie previous) appeared in my facebook feed and the rest of the below became history.

‘Since then my passion for Jesus has grown exponentially, I am totally in love with Him; I have unspeakable love for my wife and family; Amanda and Sarah have been incredibly supportive. I dance like David danced in every time of worship, my love of the lost knows no ends and I am now daily leading people to Jesus or making Him known to them on a journey they are wanting to undertake. Talking of journeys every train and bus trip and high street walk and shop visit is a befriending-for-Jesus-time and even my hospital appointment today resulted in Him being made known to the waiting room in an utterly friendly way and in my praying for various people there to be healed.

‘In 12 days since I first attended Capstone I have been healed of a very painful post-viral knee condition (I laid claim to Isaiah 53:5d – by His wounds (stripes) we are healed); I feel like 26 and not 62; lost 14lbs in weight (1.5 stone over 3 weeks) – largely from “worshipping with all my being” which has now attained a remarkable prophetic edge (who me this previously demure 62-year-old Englishman?) and also within a week have attained an admittedly medically-aided blood-pressure reduction from 173/117 on Mon 7th August to 136/72 which I was told today…is the blood pressure of a healthy 17-year-old! I’ll have that. 1 Corinthians 1:31 says “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord”. Indeed I do and I give all the glory for this transformation to God

‘To my surprise even attempting to share such a testimony has led to numerous negative reactions (to the point where some will attempt to explain each part of the testimony away) but many spirit-filled encouragements too.

‘That however is another story. For now I’ll ‘just’ GIVE GOD THE GLORY.’

Paul Marriott, 18th August 2017

‘That was over 3 weeks ago now and it has not all been plain sailing as the Lord is doing a very deep work in me, showing me the effects of carnal thinking and convicting me of my sin nature and taking me through confession and deep anguish of repentance on my face before Him…a sobering, cleansing and releasing experience. I have discovered that fear of man is a snare that has caused compromise in my life…not pleasant to see where fear leads – but this is a direct as a result of praying and asking Him to make me a clean, pure & holy vessel fit for His purposes. I am learning too the importance of accountability and deeper submission to others (my wife especially!) in their exercise of wisdom & discernment. I have discovered that deep seated insecurities had affected a lot of my thinking and led to people-pleasing above God or family. I have been ‘addicted to doing’ out of guilt feelings rather than a true and deep love for the lost. All that has to go and the Lord is inviting me to take His yoke upon me instead, which, by comparison is light and easy. There is no going back to the religion of compromise – I have discovered that the journey out of bondage is not easy but I sense that the outcome and fruitfulness will be awesome.’

(12th September)

Selah!

London area awakening: some testimonies

Thank you to Michael Marcel for circulating these testimonies of what is happening in Ilford (click/tap logo for link). I hope to post an update very soon to the first:

The 2 prophecies over Capstone Church took me to streaming the video of their service and the anointing in the worship was palpable. The Lord said “Go” and I went. That was on Saturday and I returned Sunday morning. I received a full baptism in the Holy Spirit. The refiners fire of God fell upon me and He did open heart surgery on me then and there. The level of anointing is increasing the whole while. It has not lifted off once since Sunday morning, although He gives me quiet contemplative periods of learning from Him between powerful ministry times and openings to share testimony. The power of the anointing is in the humility of the pastors, leaders, the remarkable congregation and the participants who are hungry for Him. He is meeting everybody who humbles themselves before Him and asks. The church is allowing Him to lead the meeting. Such a precious spirit.

I wasn’t able to go to the Capstone meetings in London; instead I watched an evening online. It was utterly powerful – the whole worship band ended up on the floor filled with the spirit of joy and laughter; every single member of the band was touched by the powerful presence of God. As I was watching I noticed some people’s faces were shining, not from camera lights but from the presence of God. Jeremy Nelson spoke on the keys – the opening of all the things that where stuck. It spoke to my life and I felt so blessed by his message, but what touched me most was when he was about to finish speaking, and he looked into the camera and said – you too watching at home be filled, and the Spirit of God fell on me. I felt peace and warmth and a sense of hunger to see and experience more of heaven.

I visited Capstone and indeed the presence of God felt like 1994 and afterwards I have noticed an increase in hunger in myself which I am truly grateful for.

A Spirit-filled vicar said to me (Michael) that she had never experienced the depth of worship she experienced when at Capstone.

A few of many testimonies from Four Square Youth Camp:

When we sent the boys our only prayer was that they encounter God in an unforgettable way. God is so good.. he has done more then what we asked for.
One would not stop talking.. he said he was so shocked at the way God works through people. The anointing was so strong on him! God’s presence was so strong on him when I prayed for him.

One of the boys’ parents said the boys stayed up till 2.00am last night praising and worshiping God in their bedroom. This is a huge change because a few weeks back the boys would not even open their mouth during church worship! This change is only possible by the Holy Spirit.

God broke down my emotional walls, I’ve been out of touch with my emotions for a while, but was so overwhelmed yesterday morning and just couldn’t stop crying, it feels good to cry again!

Is this an Awakening? An update from Greater London

More exciting news about the ‘London area awakening’ – Michael Marcell writes:

Click/tap for link for ‘Welcome’ to the church

IS THIS AN AWAKENING?

I consider this to be the most important email/post I have ever written.

I can hardly believe that the first stage of what I have been praying for for 20 years has finally arrived. I am so thankful to God for lighting a fire at Capstone Church, Ilford.

Here are two prophetic words within an hour –

What is happening there is a sacred move of God. In His wisdom He has lit the fire in an out of the way place in East London; in a small church made up mainly of people of Indian ethnicity.

I guess this might offend some people, as one might have expected God to move first in a nice church full of Anglo Saxons. However, God is wiser than we are! Rakesh and Preethy Kurian have experienced revival in India and they came to this nation for one reason and one reason only (two if you count God telling them) – Revival!

The Kurians are a wonderful couple, who are prepared to give everything they have (and they have done so in the past) for revival. They realise that there is a large cost for hosting a move of God – money (the one in San Diego costs £750,000 a year); exhaustion and a potentially a lot of criticism and opposition, but they have said ‘yes’ to God. I had been to this church many times before this move started 5 weeks ago. It was and is a church full of love. The people to a man (or woman), were and are hungry and passionate for God. I have not seen that amount of love and passion anywhere before. In addition the worship always brings in the presence of God. Capstone might be difficult to get to, but I understand exactly why God has chosen this church to reside in.

God has done His bit, but whether or not it develops into what this nation desperately needs – an awakening – is up to us. It is up to us to visit and receive what is on offer and then return home to start another fire. It is up to us to go out into the streets to release His glory and bring people to Christ. It is up to us to help pray for this move of God.

So why is it that relatively few people have visited Capstone in the last 5 weeks to drink the new wine?

– ‘busyness’ is the main reason I have heard. May I suggest that this is a season to cancel things to enable us to get to these meetings. We have been waiting 20+ years for something like this; are we going to be so busy that we have no time for the new wine of God?

– ‘too difficult to get to’ comes a close second. As I mentioned above, it is God who chose this out of the way place. Some people have come from Glasgow, Sheffield, Macclesfield and Leeds, and one person travels 600 miles per week to get to the meetings.

– some people are watching online. This is absolutely great; I understand 3,000+ are watching each night from all around the world. Definitely, one receives that way, but there is nothing like going to the well.

– some are happy doing what they do for God and do not need any more. Might I suggest that many people are doing good things for God, but not the best. I believe that this is a new season and it is a time for many to leave the old wine skin behind and taking up the new. May I suggest it is a time for laying our ministries on the altar and saying to God, do you still want me to carry on with this or have you something new for me?

The only way we are going to get our nation out of this awful place is to bring people to the Lord. This move of God is about Presence, Presence, Presence. If we carry His presence wherever we go; few will be able to resist Him. We have the opportunity to go to these meetings to be filled up so we can then take it to the streets and release it. Please, please do not let this outpouring pass you by. It may be gone in a day, a week, a year; we do not know.

During the 1994 outpouring plane-loads of people went over to Toronto to receive and then release it in the UK. However, the people of Toronto hardly went to the meetings. Please don’t let that happen here in London or in the UK. God is offering us something; I urge you to receive it and then change our nation.

Michael Marcell, 2nd August 2017

RB Footnote:

After watching live streaming last Saturday I had an unusually vivid dream of visiting a packed chapel in North Wales with the Holy Spirit powerfully affecting everyone. It was related not only to my being taken to that area as a young child but also to the work of Arthur Burt there and the “No Ebb” prophecy he carried, which the American prophet Bob Jones said would be released now he’s passed to glory. (Read Who is Arthur Burt? – Bob Jones on ArthurA clarification from Arthur Burt’s daughter).

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.

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.

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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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.

Freedom at last from satan – my chains fell off!

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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