References . . .

Sermons

http://www.sermonindex.net/

Chuck Smith’s C2000  for a clear interpretation of every verse in the bible.  And great books on Faith, and Holy Spirit

Derek Prince for Eaton-trained teaching. Old school and incredibly thorough.  Practical Bible Study Book.

Smith Wigglesworth for healing and miracles 1940’s. Here’s a testimony of someone who knew Smith and can attest to him being gruff but filled with the Holy Spirit.

Robert Morris – Receiving the Holy Spirit –

Francis Chan is a pastor from California. The first two videos are really short but fun. The other two are longer but worth your time.  Lots more out there, these are just a few to get you started:

– Lemonade and Frappucino (short) –

– Balance Beam (short) –

– Pancake Illustration (God is Crazy Big) 

– If Jesus was the Pastor of Your Church You Probably Wouldn’t Go

– How to Hear from God (includes Frappucino-Lemonade)

Bill Johnson is the senior pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, CA, known for its school of the supernatural.  This video shows highlights of his teaching.

 

Classic Books

All of these books show the amazing power of God in people’s lives.
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz

Songs

Here are some Worship songs you might enjoy.

 

Miracles / Healing today

Robbie Dawkins.  Read his book: Do What Jesus Did: A Real-Life Field Guide to Healing the Sick, Routing Demons and Changing Lives Forever,  In it, he bemoans the fact he’s seen so many miraculous, instant healings but never a person raised from the dead.  I guess he’s done that one now, too.

Darren Wilson makes videos. is the founder of Wanderlust Productions and the creator of various films, including Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights.

I’d recommend you start with   Holy Ghost (2014)

Heidi Baker

Has planted over 10,000 churches in Mozambique. Her ministry is about healing the blind. God heals though others too.

Delia Knox is a well-known gospel singer who was parapalegic for 22 years (car accident).  This video shows Delia’s healing. She feels, then is able to walk haltingly, then more and more smoothly.  In the second video, she explains that she had compassion for a baby’s healing, right before God touched her own body.

 

Meaning in our Life

The whole “Why Are We Alive?” series from WorldInvisible / Ernest O’Neil is worth reading

Is God an End or a means ? Paris Reidhead’s 10 Shekels and Shirt short version.

Biblical Accuracy

WorldInvisible of for Is Bible History or Myth  In fact, the

Behold the Word of God: Factual Accuracy of Old and New testiments, Scientific Foreknowledge, Prophesy

Star of Bethehem: Spend an hour watching this, and tell me again you’re not sure.

Creation:

Let’s not kid ourselves.  What this is all about is whether or not Genesis is an accurate account of what happened.  Creation around 6000 years ago and a worldwide flood around 4600 years ago. Is the Bible accurate and true or is it just a book of allegorical stories?

http://www.earthage.org/EarthOldorYoung/scientific_evidence_for_a_worldwide_flood.htm

http://www.earthage.org/are_dinosaurs_millions_of_years_old.htm

What do we do with un-fozzilized dino bones? Or dino bones that have soft tissue on them?  They’re just not 60M years old.  What do we do with all ancient civilizations that have drawings of dinos?  The answer is dinos didn’t die out 60M years ago and were very much contemporaneous with man. Dragons, anyone?   Marco Polo claimed to have seen them in China. A rose by any other name is still a rose.

Age of the earth

Comparitive Religions

Ravi Zaccharais:  Jesus Among Other Gods Part 1Part 2,

Walid Shoebat former terrorist turned Christian. His early stuff is awesome.  Mark of the Beast (666 isn’t what you think) Look for him to provide accuracy in current events too.

Jesus foretold by Budda (not verified)

The Bible: Book of Facts, not Faith

Many Christians say that the Bible’s inspiration must be accepted by “faith.” By the term “faith,” most people in the religious world mean the acceptance of the claim without sufficient evidence to prove it.  If “by faith” is meant that adequate evidence is not necessary to establish the claim, then any book in the world could be considered inspired “by faith.”

The Bible simply does not teach that one should accept God without evidence. We should test or prove all things, and only believe those things that can be sustained with evidence (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

We should not accept what someone tells us “on faith,” because many teach lies; they should be tested to see if their claims can be backed with evidence (1 John 4:1).

The truth should be searched for (Acts 17:11).

It can be known (John 8:32).

God would not expect us to believe that He is the one true God without evidence for that claim.

https://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=8&article=5154

The biblical definition of faith never has embodied the idea of accepting or believing something without adequate evidence. On the contrary, when Bible writers demand “faith” from their readers, they are demanding that the readers draw only those conclusions that are warranted by the evidence.

[Note: When Paul talks about faith being the evidence of things unseen, he could just as easily be referring to gravity.  You don’t see it, but you see it’s power and its effect. Spirtual things are similar: you don’t necessarily see spiritual forces but you can observe and feel their effect.]

The apostle Peter, in his second epistle, wrote: “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty”

When Luke wrote his account of the Gospel of Christ, he specifically and intentionally crafted his introduction to ensure that his readers understood that his account was historical and factual:

Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfi lled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very fi rst, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed (Luke 1:1-4).

In a similar line of reasoning, Luke included in his introduction to the book of Acts the idea that Jesus “presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).

In addition, when the apostle Paul argued the case that Jesus Christ had truly been raised from the dead, he wrote that the resurrected Jesus

was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over fi ve hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time (1 Corinthians 15:5-8).

The evidence is overwhelming that the Bible writers understood and insisted that their information was accurate and factual, and should be accepted, not based on a lack of evidence or a “leap in the dark,” but instead based on an abundance of documentable, verifiable proof

Continue:

http://www.apologeticspress.org/pdfs/ebooks_pdf/Behold%20the%20Word%20of%20God.pdf

Behold! The word of God

Behold! The Word of God

by Kyle Butt

In a world of shifting values, uncertain standards, and rampant skepticism, the message of the Bible has remained unchanged for millennia. But the Bible has not been without its enemies. Can those who believe the Bible ably defend it against the incessant attacks of modern-day critics?

Does the Bible contain prophecies that came true hundreds of years after they were spoken? How does the Bible’s authenticity compare to that of other ancient books? Is there proof that the Bible is accurate? Can the Christian really provide evidence that the Bible is God’s Word? What makes the Bible different from other books that claim to be inspired?

Aside from proving the existence of God and the deity of Christ, nothing is more fundamental for a Christian to be able to prove than the divine inspiration of the Bible.

The sixty-six books of the Bible are the most impressive, awe-inspiring works of literature ever penned. Behold! The Word of God presents a well-documented, persuasive case for the accuracy, authenticity, and inspiration of the Bible. The honest reader will be compelled to conclude that “all Scripture is given by the inspiration of God.”

2007, 222 pages, hardbound

Difficult Things

Smith Wigglesworth

The most difficult things that come to us are to our advantage from God’s side. When we come to the place of impossibilities it is the grandest place for us to see the possibilities of God. Put this right in your mind and never forget it. You will never be of any importance to God till you venture in the impossible. God wants people on the daring line. I do not mean foolish daring. “Be filled with the Spirit,” and when we are filled with the Spirit we are not so much concerned about the secondary thing. It is the first with God.

Smith Wigglesworth, The Way of Faith, 1935

Sounds a lot like James, saying “consider it pure joy” or

 2Count it all joy, my brothers,1 when you meet trials fof various kinds,  3for you know that gthe testing of your faith hproduces steadfastness.  4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be iperfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2

The effect of the trials is to produce steadfastness against any and every so-called obstacle, and that unwavering trust in God will make us perfect and complete, “lacking in nothing.”

“Lacking in nothing” sounds like an exxageration, but it’s not.  Because if we go through trials, are steadfast in our faith and see God’s hand at work, we have it all.

So the question to you is, when was the last time God has done the impossible for you?  If He’s not delivering you out of impossible situations, or healing you, or working miracles, seek his face.

For uthe kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. 1 Cor 4:20

Free Will And SOZO (Salvation and Healing)

If God wants everyone sozoed [saved /healed] , why does He need human beings to accomplish this? 

The answer involves God maintaining the free-will of human beings. Adam chose to know Evil, even though it meant certain death.

Though Jesus’s death on the cross (sacrifice, atonement, payment for our sins) God offers us Life, abundantly.  The question is will we choose His Life?  Or do we prefer to stay a slave to sin and love evil.

“the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth” Gen 8:21

“but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day (time) that you eat of it, you will surely die” Gen 2:17

With the knowledge of evil came violence, corruption, death, and seperation from God.

In the beginning, no suffering

Originally, of course, God designed the world and man to have no disease, no pain, no suffering, no sickness.  There was no need for healing (or salvation) because Adam was doing God’s will, managing the earthly Kingdom,  communing with God directly, and living off the fruit of trees in the Garden of Eden.

IN the Garden of Eden “the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. (Gen 2:9) And the LORD GOD commanded the man, saying “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden” Gen 2:16

Disobedience and death

It wasn’t until Adam’s disobedience of eating from the tree of Knowledge of Good and evil that corruption entered God’s perfect world.  Until that time, Adam knew no evil, he had been walking with the LORD and experiencing God’s presence face-to-face.  Adam was convicted when he hear God.

And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presense of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.  Gen 3:8

And because of Adam’s transgression, the world became imperfect.  The ground was cursed, and he had to labor and toil, to eat bread by the sweat of his brow.

Cursed is the ground because of you;
in pain you shall it of it all the days of your life;
thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall it the plants of the field.

Adam was no longer allowed to live in God’s perfect Garden and eat from every tree that is good for food.  In his disobedience he had chosen separation from God.

“Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil.  Now, lest he reach out his hand and take of the tree of life and eat, and live forever– ” therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. Gen 3:23

It greived God to his heart

The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on earth, and it grieved him to his heart Gen 6:5

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence.

“the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth” Gen 8:21

Our life is though the spirit of God.

The LORD God …breathed into his nostrils he breath of life, and the man became a living creature.  (Gen 2:7)

Jesus “I am the resuurection and the life”

My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years. Gen 6:3

The cause of sickness in the world, is Adam’s original sin and the corruption that followed not an individual’s sin:

Or those eighteen on whom the tower in sSiloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem?  5No, I tell you; but unless you rrepent, you will all likewise perish.”

Suppose God openly revealed himself and healed all, whether they wanted it or not.  Faith, Hope and Love wouldn’t be central values.

Without choice, we would be a

God could openly reveal Himself, override our wills and save and heal everyone.

If God were to use this forceful means beyond the testimony, preaching and prayer of people, then people would not be able to freely choose to believe.

They would believe because there would be no other choice.  Faith, hope and love would no longer be the universe’s ultimate values but would be replaced by abject terror of God and servitude to avoid the consequences of not serving Him.

Islam

Former Palestinian terrorist, now Born-again Christian.

Root cause of terrisom has nothing to do with poverty, or land, or

Only reason is to establish a world-wide state (caliphate) .

A christian fundamentalist gives the world a headache.  They’ll knock on door, tell people to repent.  And islamic fundamentalist whacks the whole head off.

Mark of the beast.  666 isn’t what you think:

Here’s what westerners don’t understand about why the jihad is going on:

Walid’s story +

End Times Prophesy Through Middle Eastern Eyes

Teaching Palenstinan kids to Kill Jews

Bananas for Jesus

Keith Green.  A good definition of a Christian is someone who is bananas for Jesus:

What’s wrong with the Gospel – Part 1

A: Nothing.  But the gospel message as being preached today is being corrupted, and stripped of it’s essential elements blood of jesus, repentance, etc.  People accepting this cotton candy message probably aren’t even really saved.

What’s wrong with the Gospel – Part 2

What’s wrong with the Gospel – Part 3

What’s wrong with the Gospel – Part 4

Playlist of Songs