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¿Eres perezoso, tonto, malvado o quizás ungido?

English Version: Are You Lazy, Stupid, Evil, or maybe Anointed? Todo el mundo cree. Yo soy cristiano, hay millones como yo y el mundo también está lleno de otras religiones. Los ateos, que no creen en Dios, creen en algo. Tienen alguna manera de dar sentido a la vida en este mundo. No quiero señalar a los ateos para las críticas especiales aquí, pero estoy seguro de que ellos creen, al igual que el resto de nosotros. Creer es una condición del ser humano. El problema es con los creyentes que se convierten en “ungidos”. Ese es un estado especial, en cualquier sistema de creencias, en el que estamos tan convencidos, que llegamos a una etapa en la que nunca se puede criticar. Simplemente sabemos que estamos en lo cierto, y eso significa que todo desacuerdo está equivocado. No necesitamos discutirlo, simplemente están equivocados. ¿Has oído hablar de la “Visión del Ungido?” Thomas Sowell presenta el concepto de que somos gobernados por élites que se auto-felicitan, el “Ungido”. Su lenguaje es religioso, pero escribe sobre política …

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¿Qué significa que Dios está en su trono (Entronado – Habita) en nuestras alabanzas?

English version: What does it mean God is enthroned in (or inhabits) our praises? Es una pregunta que me he hecho durante años. ¿Dios realmente necesita nuestra adoración? ¿O es que tenemos que adorar a Dios, lo que significa que es para nuestro beneficio? Creo que es el último y hay un versículo que proporciona una pista de por qué tenemos que adorar a Dios. 3 Pero tú eres santo, tú eres rey, ¡tú eres la alabanza de Israel!. (Salmo 22: 3 NBV) Este versículo nos dice que Dios está en su trono en nuestras alabanzas. Otras traducciones afirman que Dios “habita” la alabanza de su pueblo. La palabra hebrea “ysb” traducida como “entronizada” por la Nueva Biblia Estándar Americana significa sentarse y permanecer sentado, habitar y morar. Implica la idea de propiedad y control. Vemos la palabra usada como Abraham y Lot habitaron (ysb) en la tierra (Génesis 13: 6, 7, 12) y debido a su tamaño creciente, estaban en conflicto porque ambos estaban tratando de habitar y controlar la misma tierra y había solo espacio …

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Are You Lazy, Stupid, Evil, or maybe Anointed?

Español: ¿Eres perezoso, tonto, malvado o quizás ungido? Everyone believes. I am a Christian, there are millions like me, and the world is also full of other religions. Atheists, who don’t believe in God, believe in something. They have some way to make sense of life in this world. I don’t want to single out Atheists for special criticism here, but I am sure that they believe, just like the rest of us. It’s a human condition. The problem is with believers who become “anointed.” That’s a special status, in any belief system, where we become so convinced, we arrive at a stage where can never be criticized. We just know we are correct, and that means every dis-agreer is wrong. We don’t need to discuss it, they are just wrong. Have you heard of the “Vision of the Anointed?” Thomas Sowell presents the concept that we are governed by self-congratulating elites, the “Anointed.” His language is religious but he writes about politics and society. Many of the secular “Anointed” today have a PhD and …

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The red dragon and the Christmas story

Diana Rowland from Louisiana recently caught the ire of a neighbor when she set up a Christmas display featuring large, inflatable dragons. Rowland, an author who writes on zombies and demons, has set up a similar display for several years at both Christmas and Halloween. But this year, a neighbor sent Rowland a message complaining about the dragons. When Rowland tweeted the letter, it went viral. The neighbor wrote: “It is totally inappropriate at Christmas. It makes your neighbors wonder if you are involved in a demonic cult.” The anonymous writer asked Rowland to take down the dragons and went on to say that Rowland did not understand the true meaning of Christmas which involved the birth of Christ. So what was Rowland’s response? Well, she briefly considered taking them down but then decided against it. She shared the letter with her sister who promptly donated two more dragons to the display. Rowland then added halos to a couple of the dragons and called them angels. While the neighbor complained the dragons were totally inappropriate, …

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Can Christians have an unhealthy fear of the demonic? An interview with Wayne Johnston: PODCAST

Audio Notes: Hi my name is Dean Smith and in this episode I am interviewing Wayne Johnston and asking the question: “Can Christians have an unhealthy fear of the demonic?” Wayne serves as an elder at Rock of the Valley church and also functions of the prophetic ministry and I’ve been wanting to interview him about an interesting experience that he had with both a demon and an angel of the Lord. Dean Smith: Welcome Wayne. Wayne Johnston: Thank you Dean: So how would you describe your prophetic ministry? Wayne: So I function in the area of the prophetic. God clearly gave me a gift of prophecy. It wasn’t my choice, but it came down to God wanting to encourage others through the gift just like any other spiritual gifts in the New Testament. Dean: I’ve seen people who have referred to you as a prophet. Do you consider yourself a prophet? Wayne: No. I just don’t think it’s my job to put a title on the gift. So it’s in the area of the …

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Spiritual warfare: How Satan attacks us from the spiritual realm: PODCAST

Podcast Notes: Hi my name is Dean Smith and in this episode we are discussing how the spiritual realm interacts with the physical world. When we read the Bible, it clearly portrays two worlds – our physical realm and as well a spiritual dimension inhabited by God and His angels and as well satanic evil spirits demons. The question I want to answer in this episode is how does the spiritual realm interact with the physical and how do we fight off demonic attacks? It was a hot July Saturday morning and I was mowing the lawn in our backyard, when I was utterly stopped in my tracks by a memory that popped into my mind of a stupid thing I did years earlier. I mean years ago. I had already asked God to forgive me, but here it was blasting me like I had done it today. I felt utterly condemned and spiritually beaten up over this incident. I became depressed as thoughts raged in my mind over what had happened. The level of …

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What does the Bible say about drinking alcohol?

Several decades ago, I was part of a church that took a strong stand against drinking alcohol, but it wasn’t just alcohol, it also had an opinion on several other things like long hair on men. The list of unwritten rules and regulations was quite extensive. Looking back now I realize the church was caught up in a religious spirit which I define as making up rules for Christian living that are not required by Scripture. The church leaders were essentially adding man-made rules to Christianity. In fact, one of the respected teachers that the church connected with wrote a book trying to prove that when the Bible talked about wine, it was speaking of non-fermented grape juice. Yes, he believed when Jesus turned water into wine at the Cana wedding, the headwaiter was shocked that the bridegroom had reserved the “best grape juice” for last (John 2:1-11). Though the Bible condemns becoming drunk, it does not forbid drinking wine. In fact, the exhortation forbidding drunkenness proves that the wine people were drinking was alcoholic. …

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Did a Word of Knowledge turn Hollywood actress Andrea Logan White’s life around?

In an article on PureFlix, Hollywood actress Andrea Logan White, 40, recently shared the unique encounter she had with with God during a very difficult time. White has starred in several movies including Mom’s Day Out, Marriage Retreat and Do You Believe. She and her husband Dave are co-owners of PureFlix, a Christian equivalent of Netflix. Born in Chicago, she had moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, but was struggling. She was 22 and acting jobs were difficult to find. Andrea was also behind in her rent and had thrown herself into the Hollywood partying scene. She was coming to the end of herself and tells the story of the time she was in her car on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, when she cried out to God: “God if you’re real I need You to show me who you are, because I don’t know why I’m here and I don’t want to live anymore.” She had just prayed this, when a man in the convertible beside her hit his horn and pointed at his …

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ARGENTINA 2008 – ‘ La Fuente del Avivamiento ‘

English: ARGENTINA 2008 – ‘Spring up O Well’ Estuvimos en Argentina en 2008 y habíamos contactado con una iglesia en Resistencia que había estado involucrada en el poderoso avivamiento que sacudió a ese país en los años cincuenta. Creo que Dios me había enviado a Argentina para abrir los pozos de avivamiento y llevarlo al norte a Canadá. El pastor de la iglesia de Resistencia, Alejandro Juszczuk, me había invitado a hablar. I Corintios 12: 4-6 dice que hay una variedad de dones y ministerios, pero el mismo Dios es el que trabaja. No depende de mí decirle a Dios, sino seguirlo. Cuando llegué al servicio a la mañana siguiente y me paré en el púlpito, después de que Alejandro Juszczuk dijo “Pedro tu predicas” y yo dije “Sí, Alejandro, hablaré”. Miré para ver si la Señal de Dios estaba en su lugar. La pareja del ministerio estaba sentada en la fila 4, en el pasillo, tal como Dios me había dicho. Entonces, en obediencia a la Señal de Dios, abrí la fuente del avivamiento. El …

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ARGENTINA 2008 – ¿Cómo naciste un avivamiento?

English: ARGENTINA 2008 – How do you birth a revival? Pasaron cinco años después de recibir tres Visitas Celestiales (leídas aquí y aquí) en las que el Ángel del Señor había dicho: “¡Quiero que mi avivamiento argentino se mueva hacia el norte, la Fuente Resistencia abierta! Quería desesperadamente dar al Señor lo que Él deseaba. Él lo quería; Quería dárselo a Él, pero ¿cómo? La respuesta es profunda y extremadamente simple: 17 Pero Jesús les respondía:—Mi Padre aún hoy está trabajando, y yo también trabajo. (Juan 5:17 NVI) —Ciertamente les aseguro que el Hijo no puede hacer nada por su propia cuenta, sino solamente lo que ve que su Padre hace, porque cualquier cosa que hace el Padre, la hace también el Hijo. (Juan 5: 19c NVI) ¿Cómo naciste un avivamiento? Ves y obedeces. Asistí a un fin de semana de retiro en Saskatchewan Beach cuando tenía 19 años, en 1973. Un joven de 21 años, llamado John, me habló una palabra de Dios (profetizó). Él dijo: “Eres como un niño pequeño que suelta la mano de …

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2006 Argentina – El Negro 666

English: 2006 Argentina – The Black 666 El descubrimiento de Clifford Long y el resurgimiento de la resistencia de la década de 1950 se realizó en el viaje de septiembre de 2005. Regresé a Regina, Saskatchewan con gran emoción y continué orando: “¡Señor, deja que tu avivamiento argentino se mueva hacia el norte, que se abra la Fuente de Resistencia!” Esperaba que estuviéramos progresando y que aparecieran los eventos de avivamiento, pero no conocía ninguna otra razón para regresar a Resistencia. Alejandro Juszczuk tenía otros planes. Siete meses después de nuestro primer viaje, Alejandro preguntó: “¿Vienes de nuevo?” La barrera del idioma (español-inglés) me dificultó saber por qué volvería, pero respeté a este hombre de Dios y pronto mi esposa Trish y yo, junto con otra pareja, tomamos el viaje de 11,500 km a Resistencia. Llegamos en medio de una conferencia. La iglesia de Reyos de Luz tuvo un ministro visitante, Julio Donati, hablando en una conferencia de una semana de duración. El contingente de Regina se registró en el mismo hotel donde me había alojado …

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RESISTENCIA – El Descubrimiento 2005

English: RESISTENCIA – The Discovery 2005 Gary, Robin y yo habíamos viajado a Resistencia, Argentina, para intentar descubrir pruebas que corroboraran la existencia de Clifford Long en el Avivamiento en Resistencia. Beto, nuestro conductor e intérprete llegó al hotel para recogernos y le di instrucciones a Beto de que necesitábamos ir a la zona más antigua de Resistencia. El edificio que buscábamos tenía que tener al menos 50 años. También pregunté a Beto si había un río que corría por el noroeste de Resistencia. “Sí, respondió él, se llama Río Negro”. Beto nos llevó a la zona antigua de la ciudad y cada vez que veíamos un edificio como el que se describía en una profecía, le pedíamos que se detuviera, salíamos y ponía mi mano en la pared del edificio para ver si sentiamos cualquier cosa. Esto lo hicimos unas 4 veces, más tarde descubrí que Beto pensaba que estábamos en la industria del cine y que estábamos buscando un lugar para filmar una película. En el cuarto edificio sentí evidencia en las paredes de …

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ARGENTINA – ¡Listos o no aquí vamos!

English: ARGENTINA – Ready or not here we come! El mensaje que recibí durante mi Tercera Visita Celestial fue: “QUIERO QUE EL AVIVAMIENTO ARGENTINO SE MUEVA AL NORTE – ¡LA FUENTE DE RESISTENCIA ABIERTA!” No tenía experiencia en la historia del avivamiento y no sabía nada sobre un avivamiento Argentino. Mi única respuesta fue: ¿qué se supone que debo hacer? Elizabeth Barrett Browning en sus Sonetos del portugués hizo una pregunta. “Cómo te amo, déjame conocer tus caminos”. Jesús me ha amado, y yo lo amo de vuelta y por eso quise darle lo que Él deseaba. Cuando mi esposa, Trish, viene a mí y me pregunta: “¿Podemos salir a cenar esta noche?” Mi respuesta es “Puedo hacer que eso suceda” y bendecirla. La visita del 2003 me dejó orando con seriedad “¡DEJA QUE EL AVIVAMIENTO ARGENTINO SE MUEVA AL NORTE – LA FUENTE DE RESISTENCIA ABIERTA!” Cada día más y más, esta oración (intercesión) me sobrepasó a mí y a un grupo de creyentes. Las reuniones de oración y los servicios fueron casi 100% de …

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Inner healing: My story of three pelicans

In my previous article, I wrote how Jesus wants to bring healing to our inner hurts and when the Lord does this He often takes us back to the point when we were first hurt. Jesus did this for Peter through a charcoal fire and the Lord did it for me through three pelicans. In the summer of 2018 I was at a church senior camp, enjoying all the fun a “senior” can get away with – kayaking, swimming, climbing a climbing wall and practicing karate, as well as tormenting people with a water gun! In the midst of this, I had no idea what God had in mind to complete my healing. Although I had experienced significant healing in the 90’s, there was more to be done. One day at camp the movie “I Can Only Imagine” was going to be shown. It’s a fantastic must-see movie about the life of Bart Miller and what led to his writing the song. I had not seen it yet, so was looking forward to spending the …

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Inner healing: Peter’s ‘charcoal fire’

Have you ever had a sports injury that put a stop to your active life? Sometimes once the medical treatments have been done and we have a clean bill of health to continue our sport, the fear of not really being healed or of re-injury can cause us to freeze in our tracks. It started with a real physical injury, but the real problem has become an inner one, a fear of moving forward, an “infirmity.” We can look healthy on the outside, but inside be broken with fear, doubts, anger, insecurities, etc. The gospels use similar phrases to describe how Jesus ministered in different communities, phrases like, “healed the sick,” “forgave sins,” “cast out demons,” “preached the good news,” and “healed people of their infirmities.” Most Christians can easily define the first four phrases, but many are not sure exactly what an infirmity is. Matthew 8:17 says, “that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” Other references to infirmities can …

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ARGENTINA 2008 – ‘Spring up O Well’

Español: ARGENTINA 2008 – ‘ La Fuente del Avivamiento ‘ We were in Argentina in 2008 and had made contact with a church in Resistencia that had been involved in the powerful revival that shook that country in the 1950s. I believe God had sent me to Argentina to open the revival wells and bring it north to Canada. The pastor of the Resistencia church, Alejandro Juszczuk, had invited me to speak. I Corinthians 12:4-6 says that there are varieties of gifts, ministries and effects, but the same God who works. It is not up to me to tell God, but to follow Him. When I got to the service the next morning and stood in the pulpit, after Alejandro Juszczuk said “Peter, you speak” and I said “Yes, Alejandro, I will speak” I looked to see if the Sign from God was in place. The ministry couple was sitting in Row 4, on the aisle, just as God had told me. So in obedience to the Sign from God I opened the Revival Well. …

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Vegas and Hollywood: the truth

On the evening of October 1, 2017, a man named Stephen Paddock used a gun to kill and injure spectators at a country music concert in Las Vegas. You probably know something about the story, but have you noticed all the comments and conspiracy theories that have spun off from the incident; the story about the story? It’s interesting because Mr Paddock is such a mystery. We don’t know why he shot those people except that he made a decision. His background story gives us no clues, so we are free to make our own judgments. That’s useful for some people. RELATED: Las Vegas Shooting: Wikipedia A few days later, on October 5, the New York Times published an article about Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in the Hollywood movie industry. He has been accused of gross misconduct with young women who were trying to make careers in movies and television. At this time, it is fair to say the accusations have been denied, and any accusations are only alleged; but that …

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ARGENTINA 2008 – How do you birth a revival?

Español: ARGENTINA 2008 – ¿Cómo naciste un avivamiento? It was now five years after receiving three Heavenly Visitations (read here and here) in which the Angel of the Lord had said “I want my Argentinian Revival to move north, the Resistencia Fountain open!” I desperately wanted to give to the Lord what He desired. He wanted it; I wanted to give it to Him, but how? The answer is both profound and extremely simple: “My Father is working until now and I myself am working.” (John 5:17) “Whatever the Father does these things the Son also does in like manner.” (John 5:19c) How do you birth a revival? You see and you obey. I attended a retreat weekend at Saskatchewan Beach when I was 19 years old, in 1973. A 21 year old, named John, spoke a word of God to me (prophesied). He said, “You are like a young child that lets go of his father’s hand and runs ahead and falls down scraping his knee. Then the father comes and picks you up …

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2006 Argentina – The Black 666

Español: 2006 Argentina – El Negro 666 The discovery of Clifford Long and the Resistencia revival of the 1950’s had been accomplished in the September 2005 trip. I returned to Regina, Saskatchewan with great excitement and continued to pray “Lord let your Argentinian Revival move North, the Resistencia Fountain open!” I hoped that we were making progress and that revival annointings would show up, but I knew of no further reason to return to Resistencia.   Alejandro Juszczuk had other plans. Seven months after our first trip Alejandro asked “You come again?” The language barrier (Spanish-English) made it hard for me to know why I would go back, but I respected this man of God and soon my wife Trish and I along with another couple were taking the 11,500 km trip to Resistencia. We arrived in the middle of a Conference. Reyos de Luz church had a a visiting minister, Julio Donati, speaking in a week-long conference. The Regina contingent checked into the same hotel where I had stayed in 2005 , the Covadonga, and …

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God Bless You

Do you feel better now? I hear people getting blessed all the time, when they sneeze. In ancient times, people worried that the soul would come out with the sneeze, where the devil might steal it. A blessing would put it back safely. But really, what is the point of a blessing? Is there something we should know here? I learned some lessons about blessing yesterday. Lesson 1) I already know that words spoken into the air have no power, unless God does a miracle. OK, not ‘no power’; I might feel better about myself if I hear myself saying the words, but the other guy only gets words. “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2: 16) Lesson 2) Blessings are common in the Bible, so they must be a good idea. In ancient Israel, the priests were told to say these …

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Where Is the Love?

Cue Black Eyed Peas I always seem to get a giddy feeling when I see competitive sports with good sportsmanship. Something about the opposing team helping their opposition up off the ground, giving acknowledgement when someone makes a good play against you, or giving a high-five after a solid punch to the face. Granted, it’s not a very common occurrence, but I absolutely love to see that type of comradery from the opposition. But then, the question begs to be asked: Why do we lack this type of behavior in the church? I don’t mean to say that it doesn’t exist, but nearly every church has seen some kind of separation through its years. I haven’t seen anything extreme, but I’ve heard of people getting worked up enough over the music or seating arrangement that they feel the need to find a new home for Sunday morning. A couple of years ago, I did see some division in my home church. While I won’t get into the specifics of what went on, one of the …

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RESISTENCIA – The Discovery 2005

Español: RESISTENCIA – El Descubrimiento 2005 Gary, Robin and I had travelled to Resistencia, Argentina to try to discover corroborating evidence of the existence of Clifford Long and a Resistencia Revival. Veto, our driver and interpreter arrived at the hotel to pick us up and I gave instructions to Veto that we needed to go to the oldest area of Resistencia. The building that we were looking for had to be at least 50 years old. I also inquired of Veto whether there was a river that ran thru the northwest of Resistencia. “Yes, he replied, it’s called the Rio Negro.” Veto took us to the old area of town and whenever we saw a building like the one that was described in a prophecy we would ask him to stop, we would get out and I would put my hand on the wall of the building and see if I felt anything. This we did about 4 times, I later found out that Veto thought we were in the movie industry and we were …

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Why did Mary become so prominent in the Roman Catholic Church?

Español: ¿Por qué María se hizo tan prominente en la Iglesia Católica Romana? Several years ago, my wife and I adopted our daughter from a Roman Catholic orphanage in Peru. Part of the process included being in the country for several weeks as we worked through the adoption. We ended up staying at the orphanage where our daughter was living. It was a well-run orphanage and clearly the men and women working there were dedicated to helping these children. My wife and I became friends with a young Peruvian couple working at the orphanage who could speak English. Though committed Catholics, they were also actively involved in the Roman Catholic charismatic movement that held services every Saturday night at the local cathedral, where they emphasized the filling of the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts. I remember one evening, my wife and I went to their home for supper and we began talking about doctrine which invariably led to a discussion of Mary. The husband who helped lead the Charismatic group defended the Catholic church’s theological …

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ARGENTINA – Ready or not here we come!

Español: ARGENTINA – ¡Listos o no aquí vamos! The message that I received during my Third Heavenly Visitation was “I WANT MY ARGENTINIAN REVIVAL TO MOVE NORTH – THE RESISTENCIA FOUNTAIN OPEN!” I had no experience in the history of revival and I knew nothing about an Argentinian Revival. My only response was what am I supposed to do? Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her Sonnets from the Portuguese asked a question. “How do I love thee, let me count the ways.” Jesus has loved me, and I love him back and so I wanted to give to him what He desired. When my wife, Trish, comes to me and asks, “Can we go out for supper tonight?” My response is “I can make that happen.” and bless her. The Visitation of 2003 left me praying earnestly “LET YOUR ARGENTINIAN REVIVAL MOVE NORTH – THE RESISTENCIA FOUNTAIN OPEN!” More and more every day this praying (intercession) overtook me and a group of believers. Prayer meetings and services were almost 100% attendance, we were all caught up …

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Show Me The Easy Money

I once met a couple who won a lottery. They were ordinary people in a small town, and no-one would call them especially good-looking or interesting, they were just the neighbors. Before they won, they worked at jobs, and the cost of living was low in the small town. I think they had children and I’m sure their bills were all paid. After they won, they invested their winnings in expensive horses. They did not invest in each other, but they had to travel to the bank together to take out money, so they still had a relationship. I don’t know how anyone can make money on horses, and by now the money is probably gone. My best advice is, ‘Go back to work, that’s where you were successful.’ A woman in Canada won the lottery, one thousand dollars a week, for life. And guess how she is spending her money? She is not into investments, expensive jewellery, or sports cars. I made that up, but she is not doing what we expect. She decided …

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2003 – La Tercera Visita Celestial

English Version: 2003 – The Third Heavenly Visitation Después de haber conocido al ángel ( Conquer ) predicador en la primera visita y conquistar en la segunda visita, mi expectativa era que la tercera visita sería similar. Pero no lo fué. Fué mayor en poder y me encontré con un ángel, o alguien de un orden superior que cambió mi destino. Aproximadamente dos semanas después de la visita de Conquer, me desperte en la noche con un poder en mi habitación tan grandioso que me sobresalté de inmediato y comencé a reprender a este ser ” En el nombre de Jes … “ Iba a mandar a éste que saliera de mi habitación. En la mitad de la frase, cerré la boca, metí la cabeza debajo de las sábanas y dije: “Lo siento, ¿qué quieres?” No sé si esto fue el Señor o el Ángel del Señor, pero la respuesta inmediata fue: “¡QUIERO QUE MI RECURSO ARGENTINO SE MUEVA AL NORTE!” Intento en situaciones como esta hacer al menos una pregunta inteligente y por eso …

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Visitaciones celestiales 1 y 2

English Version: Heavenly Visitations one and two El Dr. Sam Matthews, de Shawnee, Oklahoma, sirve en International Christian Leadership Connections (ICLC) como miembro de la Compañía Apostólica. Como mencioné en mi artículo anterior, el Dr. Sam había pronunciado esta palabra de RHEMA sobre mí: “Si hablas en lenguas durante tres horas al día durante 30 días, tendrás tres Visitas Celestiales y darás a luz a tu destino”. Completé la obediencia y hablé en lenguas durante tres horas consecutivas al día durante 30 días y luego esperé. No sabía qué pasaría. ¿Cuál es el protocolo adecuado para recibir una Visita celestial y cuáles deberían ser las respuestas? Al principio de mi vida cristiana me enseñaron que si se te aparece un espíritu, debes exigir que diga “Jesús es el Señor”. Esto se deriva de 1 Corintios 12: 3 que dice: “ Por eso les advierto que nadie que este hablando por el Espíritu de Dios puede maldecir a Jesús; Ni nadie puede decir “ Jesús es el Señor “ sino por el Espíritu Santo. “. (NVI) …

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Hola mi nombre es Pedro

English version: Hello My Name is Peter Me faltan seis semanas para cumplir 65 años. Nunca he escrito nada sobre mis experiencias. Conocí a Jesús hace 48 años. Cuando era muy joven, mi madre Inglesa casada con un soldado Canadiense, era bastante brava y le daban sus arrebatos regularmente. Le molestaba mucho que uno de mis amigos me llamara Pete. Ella usaba audífonos y había muchas cosas diferentes que no escuchaba, pero siempre parecía escuchar cuando me llamaban Pete. Pete es un nombre corto para referirse a Peter. En Español “ Pedro “. Mi madre gritaba desde donde estuviera y le decía: “¡No le llames así! ¡¡Yo le puse el nombre Peter !! ”Siempre me pareció extraño y un poco embarazoso. Nací de nuevo cuando recibí a Cristo a los 17 años. Empecé a leer la Biblia y fui a ver a mi madre y le pregunté: “¿Por qué te molestas tanto cuando la gente me llama Pete?” Ella explicó, desde un lugar muy profundo de su corazón, que me llamaron Peter, en memoria de …

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2003 – The Third Heavenly Visitation

Español: 2003 – La Tercera Visita Celestial After having met the angel Preacher in the First Visitation and Conquer in the Second Visitation my expectation was that the Third Visitation would be similar. It was not. It was greater in power and I encountered an angel, or someone of a higher order that changed my destiny. About two weeks after Conquer had visited I was awakened in the night with a power in my room so great that I was immediately startled and started to rebuke this being “In Jesus na……”. I was going to command this one to get out of my room. Mid-sentence I shut my mouth, put my head under the covers and said “I’m sorry, what do you want?” I do not know if this was the Lord or the Angel of the Lord but the immediate response was “I WANT MY ARGENTINIAN REVIVAL TO MOVE NORTH!” I try in situations like this to get out at least one intelligent question and so I said “Why?” The answer was “They have …

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Have You Fallen From Your Car?

Recently, a young man in Russia posed for a picture, with him sprawled on the ground. His feet were near the bottom step of a very expensive private jet. This was a joke, pretending to be richer than Solomon, and owning a fabulous private jet. Most of the world would never know about this small joke, except that it went viral and became a meme, in China. Now, China has a fad of ‘falling out of your car.’ Typically, a young woman, in expensive clothes will pose for a picture, sprawled on her face. Around her head will be an arch of expensive things that only rich people have, like high-end phones, make-up, jewellery, and wads of cash. Her feet will be near the open door of a very expensive car, as if she fell while getting out. All the hardware and clothes show that she lives the life of a fabulous movie star. RELATED: China’s ‘flaunt your wealth’ challenge goes viral with people falling out of cars with luxury goods I predict this meme …

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Heavenly Visitations 1 and 2

Español: Visitaciones celestiales 1 y 2 Dr. Sam Matthews, from Shawnee, Oklahoma serves International Christian Leadership Connections (ICLC) as a member of the Apostolic Company. As I mentioned in my previous article, Dr. Sam had spoken this RHEMA word over me, “If you speak in tongues for three hours a day for 30 days you will have three Heavenly Visitations and you will birth your destiny.” I completed the obedience and spoke in tongues for three consecutive hours a day for 30 days and then I waited. I didn’t know what would happen. What is the proper protocol to receive a Heavenly Visitation and what should the responses be? Early in my Christian life I was taught that if a spirit appears to you, you should demand that it says “Jesus is the Lord.” This stems from I Corinthians 12:3 that reads: “Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, ‘Jesus is accursed:’ and no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.’” I had also …

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Is the White House haunted?

In an interview on The Today Show in mid October, Jenna Bush Hager, 36, the daughter of former US President George W Bush, claims that the American White House may be haunted. Jenna spoke of the time when she and her twin sister were awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call and suddenly started hearing “1920s piano music, as clear as day, coming out of the fireplace.” Frightened she jumped into bed with her sister who also heard the music. The next week they heard opera music. Jenna’s sister Barbara confirmed the story was true in a 2017 interview with People and E! News stating that the incident was “the wildest thing that ever happened to us living in the White House.” Barbara added that the two thought of running to their parent’s room but talked themselves out of it. If it is not their imagination, could this be signs of demonic activity in the White House? One of the stranger stories in the Old Testament involved a spiritual battle to …

Peter walking on water by Amedee Varin (1818-1883)/Wikipedia

Hello My Name is Peter

Español: Hola mi nombre es Pedro I am six weeks short of age 65. I have never written anything about my experiences. I met Jesus 48 years ago. When I was very young my rather fiery, English war bride Mother would have regular outbursts. All that it took was for one of my friends to call me Pete. She wore hearing aids and there were many different things she didn’t hear, but, she always seemed to hear when I was called Pete. Mother would yell from wherever she was and say “Do not call him that! I named him Peter!!” I always found it odd and a little embarrassing. I was born again when I was 17. I started reading the Bible and I went to my Mother and asked her “Why do you get so upset when people call me Pete?” She explained, from a very deep place inside of her, that I was named Peter, after the Peter in the Bible. It didn’t matter how old I got, teenager, adult, father of my …

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When Our God Fails Us

I am sure that everyone believes. I am a Christian, and that comes from a choice that I made when I was young. Now I follow and worship Jesus. Many of the people around me, including some friends, do not follow Jesus; but everyone believes. Everyone has a god. Recently a famous journalist in Canada published an article starting with the words “People my age grew up believing the world, led by the West, was becoming more progressive. It wasn’t and isn’t.” The title was “Lose your illusions. It’s an ugly, dystopian world.” If you read Mr MacDonald’s article, you might be offended. He has some strong negative opinions, and he gives out much anger. For example, he describes the United States and Saudi Arabia as “Republic of Dystopia, our southern neighbor, and the Kingdom of Draconia, Canada’s most violent and temperamental weapons customer.” He also describes the President of the U.S. and his American supporters as the “savage, braying president, and guffaws from the simple-minded flying monkeys he commands at his rallies.” RELATED: Lose …

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Don’t be out of step with the Gospel in terms of race

I was recently struck by the words of Priscilla Shirer, 44. She is a black woman, a motivational speaker, TV host, author, preacher and founder of Going Beyond Ministries. Priscilla recently had her first acting role in the Christian movie War Room playing Elizabeth, the wife of Tony Jordan. Chuck Bernal, the pastor of Lifepoint Church, recently shared a video on Facebook of some profound statements Priscilla made about race, politics and the Christian faith. On the video that has been viewed nearly 7.5 million times, Priscilla said: “I do not describe myself as a black woman because that gives too much power to my blackness. “I don’t want my race to be the describing adjective of who I am as a woman. I am not a black woman. I am a Christian woman who happens to be black. “It’s the job of your adjective to describe the noun of who you are. If there’s gonna be an adjective describing me it’s not gonna be my race, it’s going to be I’m a woman who …