March 23, 2013

Ripe Fruit - muslim woman comes to Christ

Here is an exciting testimony of a Muslim woman who just gave her life to Christ.

1. I approach N at Starbucks to pray for her because I think she is limping. It turns out I am wrong but that she does have shoulder pain. I pray and God heals her.
2. N is very surprised/excited because she had just got a Bible and was about to start reading it. She declares that this "is no coincidence." It turns out she lives 5 min. away from me.
3. N comes over for dinner and tells me that her older sister became a Christian 11 years ago after she was visited by Jesus in person (he showed up in the flesh in her room). She had to leave her Middle-Eastern country as a refugee and now resides in the United States.
3. N comes to our Friday night worship meeting and gets radically touched by God. She receives several accurate prophetic words and more healing. At the end, God decides to perform a sign/wonder and covers Nr's hands with sparkly gold dust. The gold dust is what touches N most.
4. Throughout the week, N begins asking God to "send her Jesus to tell her the truth."
5. N gets called home to her own country suddenly for five days and discovers that her entire family, including her Muslim brother-in-law turned to Jesus years ago. She is the last one left. They have been very careful about sharing this directly, due to security.
5. N comes back to our country and has a difficult week. She receives prayer and feels the peace and love of God.
6. N comes to Friday night again and again, she has an amazing time. She feels God's presence touch her with peace and she tastes the joy of the Lord for the first time (aka Holy Laughter).
7. A friend asks if N would like Jesus in her heart. Nr shares that she has been inviting him in every single day. The friend explains a bit more and Nr decides that she would like to go through deliverance and get baptized.
8. On the way home, we talk about gold dust again. N says, "This is real. You pray and stuff happens. Why don't more Muslims believe this?"

N will go through deliverance and receive baptism on Easter Sunday.

Please pray for her continued growth.

March 22, 2013

more healing testimonies

Tonight when we gathered, these were some of the testimonies from this week.

My son saw a man limping and thought, “I should pray for him”.  It was a soccer injury.  He put his hand on it and prayed.  The man got up and tested it – every step, it kept improving.  He felt something happening. And it drastically improved.  He was hardly limping afterwards.

At an Iranian New Year's celebration, a religious Iranian muslim man was told that Isaac of Ninevah could "hear from God" and he was interested to see what God would say to him.  Isaac began to "read his mail "– things about his character.  About family land in Iran and digging up a treasure that was hidden in a field.  It turns out the man had family land and had dug up a gold ring on his family land!  He prayed for him to have a vision – he saw the “outline of a man with no face”.  Isaac felt it meant the Holy Spirit.  He then prayed for him to feel the Holy Spirit.  He also felt the "fire of God" coming from Isaac's hand.  He felt fire in his own hand and said, “it’s getting really hot”.  His son could feel that his father's hand was actually hot!  His hand was healed too. The man went and testified to family about what happened – the prophetic words, the encounter and the healing.  There was actually a lot of prophecy for muslims at this event and former muslims also shared their testimonies to other muslims.

A Sri Lankan Christian maid had had a personal encounter with Jesus when He walked into her room! She was healed during that encounter.  The other day she was sick and came to one of the women in our community for prayer.  She came back later that day testifying to being healed.  Then she was trained to pray for her hindu friend’s healing – and her friend was healed!  She was amazed that she could do the works that Jesus did!

A Indian man with a heart problem was healed. 

Breast cancer was healed – the woman had had a lump.  She was Ethiopian.  It was cancerous.  After prayer, she felt something and when she was tested again it was all clear.  She had just been to France and is verified to be cancer-free!  It totally resurrected her faith.

March 20, 2013

Dan Mohler on a false grace message being taught today

Dan Mohler (a balanced Grace teacher) has a great quote directed at those distorting the "grace message" - well said by one of the Body of Christ's greatest true Grace teachers!

"There's a movement of grace out there right now that is perverting the grace message; that's just saying "It's a big party and everybody's O.K."

- YOU'RE O.K. WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE JESUS.

- You are O.K. when the dictates of flesh are so crushed by the Spirit of God in you that they have no voice.

- You're O.K. when you've surrendered in the secret place.

There's a [so-called grace] doctrine that's coming out there. It's really spreading out there. Be careful! It says that men don't have to even repent; they're already saved; there's no hell, [because] God's mercy endures forever. And it's sweeping [the Body of Christ] because people want an easy out without the stewardship of life. They just want to party. Be careful! It will be like in the Days of Noah and they'll be eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage and then the rains will come. It's in your Bible. "But haven't we supped with you? Haven't we walked in the streets with you? Haven't we…" It's not about a party. It's about transformation. It's not about 'easy grace'. It's not about saying, "Well, everything's fine. God knows my heart". No, God knows your life! It [the Bible] says you'll be judged for your deeds, for your life before Christ, not your heart BECAUSE YOUR HEART REVEALS YOUR LIFE! It's a cop out. My life lived IS my heart revealed. Hello. I'm not being mean right now; I'm being realistic. I'm being real. Come on, Jesus talked like this because He loved us enough. He says, 'You're either for me or your against me. You're either gathered to me or your scattered'…"