One Can Happen

October 9, 2014

Irenaeus of Lyons (120-202) on the Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Filed under: Doctrines Demystified,Healing • ONE!,Real History • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 2:12 pm

From: holyspiritactivism.wordpress.com

Irenaeus of Lyons (120-202) on the Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Micael Grenholm

As I mentioned last week I’m reading Jeff Doles’ Miracles and Manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the History of the Church, and it’s amazing to see what God has been doing continously in His church throughout world history. The book is basically only made up by quotes from older works, and it gives clear proof that cessationism – the idea that miraculous spiritual gifts ceased with the apostles – hardly existed before Luther and Calvin. For example, take a look at what Irenaeus of Lyon, the second century bishop who was a disciple to Polycarp – who in turn was a disciple of John the evangelist – says concering miraculous gifts when he refuted the Gnostics in his famous work Against Heresies:

“Those who are in truth His disciples, receiving grace from Him, do in His name perform [miracles], so as to promote the welfare of other men, according to the gift which each one has received from Him. For some do certainly and truly drive out devils, so that those who have thus been cleansed from evil spirits frequently both believe [in Christ], and join themselves to the Church. Others have foreknowledge of things to come: they see visions, and utter prophetic expressions. Others still, heal the sick by laying their hands upon them, and they are made whole.

Yea, moreover, as I have said, the dead even have been raised up, and remained among us for many years. And what shall I more say? It is not possible to name the number of the gifts which the Church, [scattered] throughout the whole world, has received from God, in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and which she exerts day by day for the benefit of the Gentiles, neither practising deception upon any, nor taking any reward from them* [on account of such miraculous interpositions]. For as she has received freely from God, freely also does she minister [to others]**. (Against Heresies, book 2, chapter 32, section 4)

But already some of the most faithful women, possessed of the fear of God, and not being deceived (whom, nevertheless, he did his best to seduce like the rest by bidding them prophesy), abhorring and execrating him, have withdrawn from such a vile company of revellers. This they have done, as being well aware that the gift of prophecy is not conferred on men by Marcus, the magician, but that only those to whom God sends His gracefrom above possess the divinely-bestowed power of prophesying; and then they speak where and when Godpleases, and not when Marcus orders them to do so. (Against Heresies, book 1, chapter 13, section 1)

Now God shall be glorified in His handiwork, fitting it so as to be conformable to, and modelled after, His own Son. For by the hands of the Father, that is, by the Son and the Holy Spirit, man, and not [merely] a part of man, was made in the likeness of God. [...] For this reason does theapostle declare, We speak wisdom among them that are perfect, *** terming those persons perfectwho have received the Spirit of God, and who through the Spirit of God do speak in all languages, as he used Himself also to speak.

In like manner we do also hear many brethren in the Church, who possess prophetic gifts, and who through the Spirit speak all kinds of languages, and bring to light for the general benefit the hidden things of men, and declare the mysteries of God, whom also the apostle terms spiritual, they being spiritualbecause they partake of the Spirit (Against Heresies, book 5, chapter 6, section 1)

*Acts 8:9, 18

**Matthew 10:8

***1 Corinthians 2:6

Related:

HEALING — The III Centuries After The Apostles, by Jeff Fenske

May 4, 2014

Singing daily for at least ten minutes reduces stress, clears sinuses, improves posture and can even help you live longer!

Filed under: Healing • ONE!,Worship • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 8:10 am

Singing daily for at least ten minutes reduces stress, clears sinuses, improves posture and can even help you live longer.

SingingDaily10MinutesImprovesPosture

Psa_30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psa_30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psa_33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Psa_33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Psa_47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

Psa_47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Psa_57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Psa_57:9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

Psa_59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psa_59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

Psa_61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Psa_65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

Psa_66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

Psa_66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
Psa_7:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

Psa_9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
Psa_13:6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Let’s hear it. : )

[From Sharon Johnson — Facebook friend]

April 15, 2014

“When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power”

Filed under: Forgive & Be FREE,Healing • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 7:15 pm

“When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you,
you take away their power.”

• • •

ForgivingTakesAwayTheirPower

March 1, 2014

(video) HEALING: Believing Before Receiving Not Just Supernatural? — “Water, Consciousness & Intent”: Dr. Masaru Emoto — Effect of Thinking Positive & Wholesome Thoughts About Our Health

There are miracles in which God heals supernaturally, and then apparently, there is a natural affect of believing positive and wholesome thoughts about our health. Jesus’ words in Mark 11:24 may relate to both:

Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

I got a word from God about this once:

“You are healed. You are healthy. You are strong. Believe this. Take this and run. Don’t worry, think negative thoughts or disbelieve, or this will drive you down. Be not afraid.”

HeartMath says:

“Remember, your thoughts send out energy to every cell in your body. This video is a great reminder to nurture positive thoughts, feelings and attitudes.”

This principle may be far more important than most realize. The body is electric. And the heart is more than a pump. Western medicine only thinks in terms of drugs and surgery.

[I'm skeptical of some of the results of this water experiment. How could written words taped onto the container have an effect, for example? More likely it was the effect of the hearts of those thinking about those subjects while being near the water, I'm thinking. HeartMath talk about how the human heart emits an energy field for many feet, for example.]

jeff

Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto

purpleleisureologist | Uploaded on Mar 13, 2009

Masaru Emoto was born in Yokohama, Japan in July 1943 and a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University’s department of humanities and sciences with a focus on International Relations. In 1986 he established the IHM Corporation in Tokyo. In October of 1992 he received certification from the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. Subsequently he was introduced to the concept of micro cluster water in the US and Magnetic Resonance Analysis technology. The quest thus began to discover the mystery of water.

He undertook extensive research of water around the planet not so much as a scientific researcher, but more from the perspective of an original thinker. At length he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form that water showed us its true nature through. He has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking research and discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness.

He is the author of the best-selling books Messages from Water, The Hidden Messages in Water, and The True Power of Water. He is a long-time advocate for peace in relation to water. He is currently the head of the I.H.M.General Research Institute and President Emeritus of the International Water for Life Foundation, a Not for Profit Organization.

Mr. Emoto has been visually documenting these molecular changes in water by means of his photographic techniques. He freezes droplets of water and then examines them under a dark field microscope that has photographic capabilities.

Some examples from his works include:

Water from clear mountain springs and streams had beautifully formed crystalline structures, while the crystals of polluted or stagnant water were deformed and distorted.

Distilled water exposed to classical music took delicate, symmetrical crystalline shapes.

When the words “thank you” were taped to a bottle of distilled water, the frozen crystals had a similar shape to the crystals formed by water that had been exposed to Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”- music composed out of gratitude to the man it was named for.

When water samples were bombarded with heavy metal music or labeled with negative words, or when negative thoughts and emotions were focused intentionally upon them, such as “Adolf Hitler”, the water did not form crystals at all and displayed chaotic, fragmented structures.

When water was treated with aromatic floral oils, the water crystals tended to mimic the shape of the original flower.

Sometimes, when we cannot see the immediate results of our affirmations and or prayers, we think we have failed. But, as we learn through Masaru Emoto’s photographs, that thought of failure itself becomes represented in the physical objects that surround us. Now that we have seen this, perhaps we can begin to realize that even when immediate results are invisible to the unaided human eye, they are still there. When we love our own bodies, they respond. When we send our love to the Earth, she responds.

For our own bodies at birth are more than 60 percent water, and the percentage of water in our bodies remains high throughout life (depending upon weight and body type). The earth’s surface is more than 60 percent water as well. And now we have seen before our eyes that water is far from inanimate, but is actually alive and responsive to our every thought and emotion. Perhaps, having seen this, we can begin to really understand the awesome power that we possess, through choosing our thoughts and intentions, to heal ourselves and the earth. If only we believe.

Whether you participate in global meditations, or simply do this inner work in the quiet of your own loving mind and heart — we can heal the body of our earth and recreate a clear, pristine world to hand down to our children for seven generations.

Office Masaru Emoto:
http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/e…

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_E…

Music by: Antony Raijekov-Photo theme
Peace, love and light.

Namaste.

January 12, 2014

Martyrdom: How did the apostles die? JOHN was CAST INTO a cauldron of BOILING OIL. He escaped by miracle, WITHOUT INJURY. Domitian afterwards banished him to the Isle of Patmos.

Filed under: Escape Persecution?,Healing • ONE!,Real History • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 2:20 am

The “beloved disciple,” [John] was brother to James the Great. The churches of Smyrna, Pergamos, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Thyatira, were founded by him. From Ephesus he was ordered to be sent to Rome, where it is affirmed he was cast into a cauldron of boiling oil. He escaped by miracle, without injury. Domitian afterwards banished him to the Isle of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Nerva, the successor of Domitian, recalled him. He was the only apostle who escaped a violent death.

* * *

From: http://www.ccel.org/f/foxe/martyrs/fox101.htm

FOX’S BOOK OF MARTYRS


CHAPTER I

History of Christian Martyrs to the First General Persecutions

Under Nero

Christ our Savior, in the Gospel of St. Matthew, hearing the confession of Simon Peter, who, first of all other, openly acknowledged Him to be the Son of God, and perceiving the secret hand of His Father therein, called him (alluding to his name) a rock, upon which rock He would build His Church so strong that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. In which words three things are to be noted: First, that Christ will have a Church in this world. Secondly, that the same Church should mightily be impugned, not only by the world, but also by the uttermost strength and powers of all hell. And, thirdly, that the same Church, notwithstanding the uttermost of the devil and all his malice, should continue.

Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy. First, that Christ hath set up a Church, needeth no declaration. Secondly, what force of princes, kings, monarchs, governors, and rulers of this world, with their subjects, publicly and privately, with all their strength and cunning, have bent themselves against this Church! And, thirdly, how the said Church, all this notwithstanding, hath yet endured and holden its own! What storms and tempests it hath overpast, wondrous it is to behold: for the more evident declaration whereof, I have addressed this present history, to the end, first, that the wonderful works of God in His Church might appear to His glory; also that, the continuance and proceedings of the Church, from time to time, being set forth, more knowledge and experience may redound thereby, to the profit of the reader and edification of Christian faith.

As it is not our business to enlarge upon our Savior’s history, either before or after His crucifixion, we shall only find it necessary to remind our readers of the discomfiture of the Jews by His subsequent resurrection. Although one apostle had betrayed Him; although another had denied Him, under the solemn sanction of an oath; and although the rest had forsaken Him, unless we may except “the disciple who was known unto the high-priest”; the history of His resurrection gave a new direction to all their hearts, and, after the mission of the Holy Spirit, imparted new confidence to their minds. The powers with which they were endued emboldened them to proclaim His name, to the confusion of the Jewish rulers, and the astonishment of Gentile proselytes.

I. St. Stephen

St. Stephen suffered the next in order. His death was occasioned by the faithful manner in which he preached the Gospel to the betrayers and murderers of Christ. To such a degree of madness were they excited, that they cast him out of the city and stoned him to death. The time when he suffered is generally supposed to have been at the passover which succeeded to that of our Lord’s crucifixion, and to the era of his ascension, in the following spring.

Upon this a great persecution was raised against all who professed their belief in Christ as the Messiah, or as a prophet. We are immediately told by St. Luke, that “there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem;” and that “they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.”

About two thousand Christians, with Nicanor, one of the seven deacons, suffered martyrdom during the “persecution that arose about Stephen.”

II. James the Great

The next martyr we meet with, according to St. Luke, in the History of the Apsotles’ Acts, was James the son of Zebedee, the elder brother of John, and a relative of our Lord; for his mother Salome was cousin-german to the Virgin Mary. It was not until ten years after the death of Stephen that the second martyrdom took place; for no sooner had Herod Agrippa been appointed governor of Judea, than, with a view to ingratiate himself with them, he raised a sharp persecution against the Christians, and determined to make an effectual blow, by striking at their leaders. The account given us by an eminent primitive writer, Clemens Alexandrinus, ought not to be overlooked; that, as James was led to the place of martyrdom, his accuser was brought to repent of his conduct by the apostle’s extraordinary courage and undauntedness, and fell down at his feet to request his pardon, professing himself a Christian, and resolving that James should not receive the crown of martyrdom alone. Hence they were both beheaded at the same time. Thus did the first apostolic martyr cheerfully and resolutely receive that cup, which he had told our Savior he was ready to drink. Timon and Parmenas suffered martyrdom about the same time; the one at Philippi, and the other in Macedonia. These events took place A.D. 44.

III. Philip

Was born at Bethsaida, in Galilee and was first called by the name of “disciple.” He labored diligently in Upper Asia, and suffered martyrdom at Heliopolis, in Phrygia. He was scourged, thrown into prison, and afterwards crucified, A.D. 54.

IV. Matthew

Whose occupation was that of a toll-gatherer, was born at Nazareth. He wrote his gospel in Hebrew, which was afterwards translated into Greek by James the Less. The scene of his labors was Parthia, and Ethiopia, in which latter country he suffered martyrdom, being slain with a halberd in the city of Nadabah, A.D. 60.

V. James the Less

Is supposed by some to have been the brother of our Lord, by a former wife of Joseph. This is very doubtful, and accords too much with the Catholic superstition, that Mary never had any other children except our Savior. He was elected to the oversight of the churches of Jerusalem; and was the author of the Epistle ascribed to James in the sacred canon. At the age of ninety-four he was beat and stoned by the Jews; and finally had his brains dashed out with a fuller’s club.

VI. Matthias

Of whom less is known than of most of the other disciples, was elected to fill the vacant place of Judas. He was stoned at Jerusalem and then beheaded.

VII. Andrew

Was the brother of Peter. He preached the gospel to many Asiatic nations; but on his arrival at Edessa he was taken and crucified on a cross, the two ends of which were fixed transversely in the ground. Hence the derivation of the term, St. Andrew’s Cross.

VIII. St. Mark

Was born of Jewish parents of the tribe of Levi. He is supposed to have been converted to Christianity by Peter, whom he served as an amanuensis, and under whose inspection he wrote his Gospel in the Greek language. Mark was dragged to pieces by the people of Alexandria, at the great solemnity of Serapis their idol, ending his life under their merciless hands.

IX. Peter

Among many other saints, the blessed apostle Peter was condemned to death, and crucified, as some do write, at Rome; albeit some others, and not without cause, do doubt thereof. Hegesippus saith that Nero sought matter against Peter to put him to death; which, when the people perceived, they entreated Peter with much ado that he would fly the city. Peter, through their importunity at length persuaded, prepared himself to avoid. But, coming to the gate, he saw the Lord Christ come to meet him, to whom he, worshipping, said, “Lord, whither dost Thou go?” To whom He answered and said, “I am come again to be crucified.” By this, Peter, perceiving his suffering to be understood, returned into the city. Jerome saith that he was crucified, his head being down and his feet upward, himself so requiring, because he was (he said) unworthy to be crucified after the same form and manner as the Lord was.

X. Paul

Paul, the apostle, who before was called Saul, after his great travail and unspeakable labors in promoting the Gospel of Christ, suffered also in this first persecution under Nero. Abdias, declareth that under his execution Nero sent two of his esquires, Ferega and Parthemius, to bring him word of his death. They, coming to Paul instructing the people, desired him to pray for them, that they might believe; who told them that shortly after they should believe and be baptised at His sepulcher. This done, the soldiers came and led him out of the city to the place of execution, where he, after his prayers made, gave his neck to the sword.

XI. Jude

The brother of James, was commonly called Thaddeus. He was crucified at Edessa, A.D. 72.

XII. Bartholomew

Preached in several countries, and having translated the Gospel of Matthew into the language of India, he propagated it in that country. He was at length cruelly beaten and then crucified by the impatient idolaters.

XIII. Thomas

Called Didymus, preached the Gospel in Parthia and India, where exciting the rage of the pagan priests, he was martyred by being thrust through with a spear.

XIV. Luke

The evangelist, was the author of the Gospel which goes under his name. He travelled with Paul through various countries, and is supposed to have been hanged on an olive tree, by the idolatrous priests of Greece.

XV. Simon

Surnamed Zelotes, preached the Gospel in Mauritania, Africa, and even in Britain, in which latter country he was crucified, A.D. 74.

XVI. John

The “beloved disciple,” was brother to James the Great. The churches of Smyrna, Pergamos, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Thyatira, were founded by him. From Ephesus he was ordered to be sent to Rome, where it is affirmed he was cast into a cauldron of boiling oil. He escaped by miracle, without injury. Domitian afterwards banished him to the Isle of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Nerva, the successor of Domitian, recalled him. He was the only apostle who escaped a violent death.

XVII. Barnabas

Was of Cyprus, but of Jewish descent, his death is supposed to have taken place about A.D. 73.

And yet, notwithstanding all these continual persecutions and horrible punishments, the Church daily increased, deeply rooted in the doctrine of the apostles and of men apostolical, and watered plentously with the blood of saints.

October 24, 2013

HEALING — The III Centuries After The Apostles, by Jeff Fenske

Filed under: Doctrines Demystified,Healing • ONE!,Real History • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 6:24 pm

I wrote this fairly long paper while in seminary, 27 pages (if I remember correctly). I had a great desire to investigate as fully as I could what was written about the gift of healing in the three centuries following what was written in the Bible, because the early church fathers directly followed the apostles, who were taught by Christ directly, and I thought they might have some insights as to how the gift of healing works.

This paper, alone, absolutely does prove that the gift of healing did not cease after the apostles left us, but that wasn’t my purpose in writing. And other books have covered this, but not nearly as thoroughly, to my knowledge. I haven’t checked in many years.

I did take a class entirely on Patristics (early church fathers) in seminary, and the professor didn’t once mention any of the miracles written about during that period. I asked him why during class, and he actually admitted he was a cessationist. A couple of other students then also spoke up, questioning why we were taught church history in such a censored way. I wrote this particular paper for another class and professor.

I would have posted this years ago, but the footnoting didn’t carry over into this format, nor did the bolding of many key words and phrases, which helps readability. So none of the footnote numbers are in the text, but the footnotes are listed at the end. Since I may not get around to solving this problem, I thought I’d post it anyway to at least get the material online, in case there is interest, and can help in some way.

God bless! May ‘ONE’ happen (Jesus’ desire for us in John 17:20-26), which I believe will likely include something like this: Sid Roth Interviews John Paul Jackson … Beyond-Asbury, ‘ONE’-Happens, All-Get-Healed REVIVAL!!!!!!!

Jeff Fenske

– –

“HEALING” — The III Centuries after “The Apostles”

by

Jeff Fenske

Presented to:
Dr. John Woodbridge
Church History I

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
March 6, 1990

© 2013 Jeff Fenske

Healing has been a topic of great interest to me for most of my Christian life. For in 1974, while studying book of Acts (the catalyst of my conversion), it seemed clear to me that the gifts of the spirit that the apostles were practicing were both for then and now, that these gifts had not ceased. Then, in the early ‘80s, when I realized I had a healing need that doctors could not decifer or cure, I spent much time studying, praying, fasting, and even experimenting, in order to understand this subject for my own benefit and others.

One of the topics I desired to study at seminary was spiritual gifts in the church fathers’ writings. While I was doing research for this paper, I discovered that there was no thorough and detailed treatment of this issue in which an author had determined to extrapolate all that could be learned about healing from the church fathers, the writers who had lived during and shortly after the apostles had written the Scriptures.

The goal of my paper became: (1) to find as many texts as I could on this subject from extra-Biblical writings prior to A.D. 400 [I have found additional texts since]; (2) to exclude none of these texts, in order that as much as was possible, a complete representation of these writers’ views on healing would be given; (3) to include as much of the quotes as is practical, giving readers greater access to the source itself, so they can determine for themselves what is being said by any given quote; (4) to bold the print of what I think are highlights of these quotes, in order for readers to more easily and rapidly assimilate what is being stated; (5) to write a detailed analyses of every aspect of healing that I see portrayed in these writings; (6) and to emphasize what seem to be themes that were commonly held by the fathers as significant to healing.

The prophet Joel stated that God would pour out His Spirit in the later times, which process God the Father begun by placing His Holy Spirit on His one and only Son. From that day on, Jesus was thereby equipped to perform many diverse signs and wonders by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus later sent His own disciples out, and then the “72,” to do the same works He had been doing— by the power of that same Holy Spirit. Then, upon His departure, He promised to not leave His disciples as “orphans,” but that He would send the Comforter, the Counselor, that same Holy Spirit they had performed miracles by when Jesus Himself was with them. In Acts, especially, these disciples and many other Christians as well performed countless miracles. The frequencies were immense and the effects were staggering. For example:

Acts 2:43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.

Acts 6:8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs.

Acts 8:6,7 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.

Acts 8:13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.

Acts 14:3 So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to do miraculous signs and wonders.

Acts 15:12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.

Acts 19:11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, Acts 19:12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.

Acts 28:9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.

But the data doesn’t end there. Early Christian literature demonstrates that miracles continued on into the fourth century, although they seem to have subsided greatly in the third and fourth centuries. The so called “church fathers” have left much for us from which we can glean. They report how the martyrs were empowered to die with boldness, how the blind received sight, how the dumb spoke, how those oppressed by demons were delivered, even how the dead were raised. Many of these miracles fit under the category called “healing”— miracles that cause human bodies to recover from various abnormalities and various sicknesses which may even be demon caused. The church fathers often used the term “healing” for all types of sicknesses, as does the Bible. And those who healed these abnormalities had what the Bible calls and what they reiterated— “the gift of healing” and/or the ability to drive out demons. The texts are rich with significant details as to the frequency of these healings, how they occurred, along with their results. Christ’s love was demonstrated in a very tangible way and as a result, many non-believers became believers, and God received much glory! I’ve arranged the following texts in chronological order.

(more…)

September 2, 2013

(audio) Sid Roth on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ 9/1/13: Miracles & Healing — Why did the Azusa St. revival stop (1906-1909)? William Seymour “became too sophisticated for the box” — to hear and obey — but prophesied an even greater revival would happen in 100 years!

WONDERFUL interview! Sid starts by sharing his incredible testimony, described by George Noory at Coast to Coast AM:

Author, investigative reporter, and host of the popular TV show “It’s Supernatural,” Sid Roth detailed his personal journey of faith and shared stories of miracles. He recalled taking a meditation course, which would allegedly give practitioners the power to foresee the future, and developed the ability to manipulate his own reality. Roth then began having out of body experiences that he could not control, which terrified him. “I knew there was some evil inside of me,” he reflected, “death looked better than life for me.” Finally, he prayed to Jesus one night before he went to bed and, when he woke up, Roth felt a tangible presence in his bedroom which he described as “the purest love I’ve ever experienced in my life.” From that moment on, the evil spirits inside of him were gone.

Sid talked about the Azusa St. revival (1906-1909), from which William Seymour prophesied an even greater and wider spread revival would take place in 100 years. Here Sid talks about how the revival ended. William stopped hearing and then obeying. I transcribed this quote:

William Seymour…would have a service and put a big, cardboard box over his head. Why did he do this? He wanted to block out everything going on, and he would then not take the box off until he heard from God. When he heard from God, he would take the box off and begin speaking. And when he would speak, every miracle you could imagine started happening.

Well the revival…lasted three and one half years. Do you know when it ended, George? It’s a sad thing. He became too sophisticated for the box. He took it off, and he didn’t have it on. That’s when the revival stopped.”

There are probably only two things I would disagree with Sid, here. One is that I believe war is the LAST resort. Repentance is the first, which we and Israel don’t seem compelled to do, especially when the US evangelicals are so eager to pull the trigger. Hubris instead of love — and pride goes before a fall, which is maybe why Sid is saying America’s future is perilous:

“Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.”  – Proverbs 16:18

And evil spirits don’t just speak to ‘Christians’ from outside of the body.

jeff

* * *

Starts at minute-38:30Coast to Coast AM – September 2 2013 – Miracles & Healing

DisclosureChannelTV2

Published on Sep 2, 2013

Coast to Coast AM Today Date: 09-01-13 Coast to Coast AM Host: George Noory Coast to Coast AM This Week Guests: Sid Roth, Patty Greer Coast to Coast AM Topic: Miracles & Healing

Release Date ( Sept 2 2013 ) Air Date ( September 1 2013 )
Host of the popular TV show “It’s Supernatural,” Sid Roth detailed his personal journey of faith and shared stories of miracles.

In the first hour, crop circle researcher Patty Greer talked about her experiences investigating the mysterious crop circle phenomenon.

Related:

William Seymour, 1909: Next Revival Will Come in About 100 Years — It’s Due!

The Azusa Street Revival (1906-15): The biggest move of miracles in the history of America — The fire of God’s glory on the roof! “Even the fingernails grew back!” In 1909, Seymour prophesied the next revival will come in about 100 years! We’re due!!!

Tommy Welchel on William Seymour and Charles Parham’s 100-Year Prophecy: On the same day in 1909, hundreds of miles apart, they both prophesied God’s visible shekina glory would return to earth after 100 years, but this time everywhere!

Wes Hall [IHOP] on William Seymour’s 1909 prophecy of the shekinah glory returning to the church in 100 years: “Let me tell you about the church in the book of Acts. …the fear of God was on the community, and no one dared join them. But they were highly esteemed. Why did no one dare join them?”

Sid Roth: The missing ingredient, speaking in tongues — “I believe that God wants to restore this gift for the last great push of God’s spirit”

The Welsh Revival of 1904-05 by J. Edwin Orr: A Countrywide Asbury-like REVIVAL! The 4 Points: #1 Confess any known sin, and put any wrong done to man right again. #2 Put away any doubtful habit. #3 Obey the Spirit promptly. #4 Confess your faith publicly.

Asbury Revival, 1970: “‘Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?’ … Three days later, she came to me radiant, and she said, ‘Dr. Kinlaw, I’m free!’”

Can ‘Christians’ use Paul’s “Forgetting the things which are behind…I press on” statement as an excuse to not get right with those they’ve hurt? Paul also said: “I also practice ALWAYS having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.” What if you don’t repent? And what will happen when you do? The Third Great Awakening can start with us!!! We can all be happy — ‘ONE’!

April 23, 2013

STRESSED & DEPRESSED: AMERICANS ‘SNAPPING’ BY THE MILLIONS — David Kupelian reveals record fear, stress, suicide = Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death | ‘It’s time to repent’ TO BE FREE!!!

Filed under: Healing • ONE!,Reverse-Christianity Responsible — Jeff Fenske @ 4:42 am

“It’s time to repent” — I just heard.

We can live in holiness, filled with the Holy Spirit and be FREE — what this site is all about:

‘ONE’ can happen —
John 17 fulfilled via Ephesians 4:11-16 =

Jesus’ Glory in us —
VICTORY!!!!!!!

jeff

– –

From: WorldNetDaily

STRESSED & DEPRESSED: AMERICANS ‘SNAPPING’ BY THE MILLIONS

David Kupelian reveals record fear, stress, suicide – and inspired way out

  • Incredibly, 11 percent of all Americans aged 12 and older are currently taking SSRI antidepressants – those highly controversial, mood-altering psychiatric drugs with the FDA’s “suicidality” warning label and alarming correlation with school shooters. Women are especially prone to depression, with a stunning 23 percent of all American women in their 40s and 50s – almost one in four – now taking antidepressants, according to a major study by the CDC;

By the way, things are no better over the pond – and may be worse, according to one major study that concluded almost 40 percent of Europeans are plagued by mental illness.

Entire Article Here

April 5, 2013

[video] John Wimber: Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conference 1985 (Entire Series — including John’s Personal Pilgrimage)

Filed under: Filled with the HOLY Spirit,Healing • ONE!,People,Prayer • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 8:21 pm

I miss John — a great trailblazer in doing the greatest commandment — learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit!

I’m transcribing some of John’s statements:

– –

Saw for the first time the stars and the constellations emanating from Someone.

John got to a place where he loved the institution more than the body of Christ. He understood he had begotten something that wasn’t of God.

“‘Here I am trying to serve You, but it just doesn’t taste good. … What happened, God? How did it get all twisted around from ‘God, I’ll serve you’ to this? How did I get here? And I began weeping before the Lord, and asked direction.”

“So God has been ‘saving’ people in our midst from day one, but not because we were focused on that — but because we were focused on Him. And as we would come into His presence and worship Him, and gather and collect, and just give ourselves over to worship, He would just come and rest on us. …the air would thicken up. We could feel His presence in the room. God was with us. We knew it. But we didn’t know that the presence and the power was the same thing.”

“He said, ‘John, that’s My mercy. For some people it’s a blessing, and for some people it’s not.’ He said, ‘John, don’t ever beg Me for healing again. Look at it. There’s plenty for everyone. John, the problem isn’t on My end. The problem is down there where you are.’ And that was one of the most profound and moving experiences I’ve ever had. And I’ve never looked at healing the same way again. … I know the problem isn’t on His end. Our God has sent mercy in the Son. He sent His Word to heal them. Jesus has come. He brought a message of love from the Father. Healing is here. The problem is appropriating it, getting blessed in it, receiving it.”

* * *

Powerful pre-pastor and while-a-pastor testimony!John Wimber Signs Wonders1985 1/12 (Personal Pilgrimage)

Published on Jan 31, 2013

John Wimber Signs Wonders (2/12) Power Evangelism

Signs Wonders (3/12) Power Evangelism Pt 2 Kingdom of God Pt 1

John Wimber Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 4/12

Uploaded on Jan 12, 2011

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 5/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 6/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 7/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 8/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 9/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 10/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 11/12

John Wimber Vineyard Signs & Wonders Conf 1985 12/12

Related:

(video) Carol Wimber: The Vineyard History (entire interview) — Carol was idealistic, John was practical — together they rocked! | “John, being a musician, himself, didn’t have a hard time calling the musicians on it [strange fire] when they were trying to focus on themselves.”

Francis Frangipane: Holiness Precedes Power | More of my experiences at Trinity and in the Vineyard Movement | Why did John and Chris Wimber die?

“The Perfect Storm” by John Paul Jackson. What to expect in the next 10 years. To overcome, we must be right with each other: “You must have clean hands and not harmed others. And if you have, you must repent so that you can be clean” | My experience at Trinity

John Wimber Signs and Wonders: Westernized Churches — The pursuit of study has become an end in itself. But to study it without acting upon it is incomplete. We need the Word and the works.

John Wimber: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

[music video] John Wimber’s real-worship song “Isn’t He”

Introducing Jack Deere: Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary who was Surprised by the POWER of the Holy Spirit!

Give Up the Ghost of Pride and Settle for Nothing Other Than Love (Paul learned how to live above the fray)

March 23, 2013

The Master Cleansing Fast

Filed under: Healing • ONE!,Prayer • ONE! — Jeff Fenske @ 2:09 am

Grade B maple syrup has far more minerals than Grade A, being less refined — available at health food stores in bulk (bring your own jar). Unfortunately, pure maple syrup is spendy, but I personally wouldn’t drink this mixture as much as they say.

Frozen lemon juice leeches the plastic from the containers (being extremely acidic; though, it makes the body alkaline); otherwise, it would be a good choice. BPA is a gender bender toxin that does all kinds of things.

Personally, I would skip the “Smooth Move” tea. But I’m not saying others should or should not.

– –

From: Power With God Through Prayer and Fasting, by Kim Haney

The Master Cleansing Fast

This is one of my favorite fasts simply because it is truly sacrificial. It has no substance to the liquid, yet it sustains your energy level to continue your everyday responsibilities. Surprisingly, this fast does not leave you too weak if you do it right and it will cleanse every part of your body. This combination has all the nutrition needed during your fast.

HOW TO MAKE IT?

2 Tablespoons lemon or limejuice (approx. ½ lemon)
2 Tablespoons genuine grade A or B maple syrup (Not maple flavored sugar syrup) You can purchase this at Trader Joes, Artesian Health or any health section at the grocery store.
1/10 Teaspoon liquid cayenne pepper (red pepper) or to taste. I recommend Dr. Schultz cayenne, you can purchase at Artesian Health in Stockton. 8 oz water, room temperature – or cold Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz glass with the water.
Shake it up or stir it and drink. (Cold water may be used if preferred.)
Use fresh lemons only, never canned lemon or limejuice nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice.

Drink this mixture 8-10 times a day, any time you feel hungry. The maple syrup balances your sugar levels and keeps you going.

Every night it is important to drink a cup of “Smooth Move” herbal tea. Steep for about 5 minutes and sweeten with honey or maple syrup. This will help your body to elliminate toxins and will give you a bowel movement in the morning. If you do not eliminate, you can get very sick.

[…]

Next Page »

Theme: Rubric. Get a free blog at WordPress.com

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 125 other followers

%d bloggers like this: