Peace That Surpasses All Understanding
My dear Brothers
and Sisters in Christ;
I would like to share something that happened recently at our church during a
deliverance. Although it was primarily directed at this one certain lady, I know
it will be a benefit to all. As we were doing the deliverance, my wife laid her
hands on this lady, I laid my hands on my wife and the other men that were there
laid hands on me, (since it was a woman we were praying for and I do not believe
in men laying hands on a woman who is not their wife). Suddenly the Lord began
to speak. He said, "My daughter, hearken unto My voice." Then there was a pause
of a few moments. I can only assume this lady was not listening carefully enough
to the voice of the Spirit of God, for again His voice came forth, this time
with great authority, and the Lord said, "LISTEN to Me and do that which I will
speak unto thee. For I am going to call thee forth from the darkness." At that
moment I was given a vision and I beheld the Lord standing outside of a very
dark cave, which I believed to be Lazarus' tomb. The Lord then spoke again
through prophecy, and said unto all who were there, "My children, hearken unto
My voice. Do that which I shall speak unto thee. Thou shalt know the presence of
thy God now and forever more."
Now at this time the Holy Spirit was moving upon this lady and the demons
(which were very powerful) were being cast out one right after another. This was
very evident from the manner in which this lady was expelling these demons. As I
was watching the Lord in my vision I heard Him say, "My people, come forth from
the darkness and separate yourselves unto Me," and I beheld this lady and
everyone who was involved in the deliverance, as well as many others come forth
from this dark cave. The Lord said, "Look unto Me. Look into My eyes. Hear only
My words." Again He repeated, 'Look into My eyes. Look unto Me." Speaking for
myself; having been called into heaven 30 some years ago for some two hours, I stared
into the face of Jesus, which had been manifested to me at that time. I refused
to let my mind or my eyes drift. The rest of the people later told me that some
had beheld a great light and some stared into the eyes of Jesus as represented
by the painting everyone has which is supposed to be Him (but in fact looks
nothing like Him.)
It was only later we learned that time had flown by very quickly. Some hour
and a half had elapsed in what seemed like three to five minutes. During that
time Jesus said, "Receive ye the peace that surpasses all understanding." That
peace of God fell so heavily on each one assembled there that it very nearly
took each one of us out. Truly it was a peace, a knowledge and a wisdom I
personally have never experienced in 30 plus years of ministry. I knew and understood
for the first time how Peter felt as he stepped out of that boat and walked on
that storm-tossed sea. I also knew what it must have been like as he momentarily
took his eyes from Jesus' eyes and immediately began to sink. Next to my
salvation and subsequent trip to heaven it was the most spectacular experience I
have ever had with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have used this method of
prayer more times than I can count since that day.
Irregardless of the need, problem or emergency, God has never failed me, for
I have truly learned the simple truth; that as long as we keep our eyes on Jesus
there can be no problems of any kind. I don't care what kind of wisdom you need,
if you will but call upon His name and look into His eyes, the answer and the
peace that surpasses all understanding will be given. I would strongly urge each
and every brother and sister in Christ to follow the scriptural method for
- The Bible says we must "enter His gates with thanksgiving..." Make sure your
heart is filled with thanksgiving. Rather than looking at the one or two things
that are wrong, look at the thousands that are right. Look at the abundant
blessings Jesus has poured forth upon you and all that He has given you.
- Call upon the name of the Lord.
- Look into the eyes of Jesus in whatever form He takes in your meditations.
Discipline your mind. Do not let it drift. Look upon Jesus and Him only. Think
on Jesus and on Him only.
You will know beyond any doubt that you have come into the throne room for it
will be the greatest experience you have ever had, and the presence of the Lord
will be as a flood over you.
Then, at that time, ask what you will, accept it by faith, praise Him and
thank Him by faith, still looking into His eyes, and because God is no respecter
of persons, you too shall also be filled with that peace which surpasses all
understanding (found in Philippians 4:7) and all of the wisdom that is needed
for that which you have asked the Lord for shall be there. Remember God is
always faithful for He is not as a man that He should lie. The only things that
will stop you from receiving from the Lord are pride or unbelief, for regardless
of how many years you have already been in the Lord, there is always something
new that God is willing to teach you if you will but humble yourself and accept
It is my deepest prayer that you experience the Lord Jesus Christ in the
fullness of His presence as I did and have ever since that day. If I can be of
any further help please e-mail us. We
are always blessed to be able to pray for the brothers and sisters, believing
and knowing that God will answer for the miracle we are seeking from Him.
If I may, I would like to give you a brief update of what has been happening
in the ministry. As many of you know, we have been extremely busy with crusades
both here in this country and internationally. We have been invited by a group
of churches to go into South Africa, which we will do just as soon as the Lord
brings in the finances for the trip. We earnestly covet your prayers for this as
you can well imagine it takes a great deal of money for five people to go to
South Africa. We have long ago lost count of all the miracles, healings and
deliverances God has done and all of the answered prayer. I wish we had the time
to thank and praise Him individually for each and every one.
If I may, allow me to share just a few of the many awesome moves of God. A
man came to our church in excruciating pain. He was dressed in shorts and both
of his legs were swelled to the point where they could not have swelled any
further, They felt like ice and were bluish in color. We laid hands on him and
began to cry out to God. The Lord revealed a particular sin, and as I shared it
with this brother, and as he confessed and repented of it, the swelling in his
legs went down until they were back to normal size. The proper color and
temperature returned to them and he was free of the terrible pain for the first
time in many years. To God be the glory.
Also, there was a family that was about to get a divorce (there were three
children involved). The husband had admitted he had become involved in adultery
but had talked his wife into coming to see us and having us pray before making
her final decision. As we were in prayer the Lord revealed that she, too had
been involved in adultery. Thus, uncovered by the Holy Spirit of God, she
admitted the sin and repented both to her husband and to the Lord. The Lord
touched them both at the same time, giving them a renewed commitment, respect
and love for one another. Even the children had a new respect for their parents.
That marriage was made whole and became stronger than it was in the beginning.
To God be the glory.
One last one before I close: A man, finding out that his wife had been
involved in adultery with more than one man, did not believe he could ever get
over the pain and hurt, even though he still loved her. But through prayer and a
touch of the Holy Spirit, the pain and hurt were taken. Both of them were given
even a greater love for each other than they had known before and I am blessed
to report they are both walking closer than ever to the Lord and they are more
and more in love with each other every day. To God be the glory.
Forgive me, but the Lord has just brought to mind a story I must include. A
young man born both male and female (within and without), and never really
knowing which sex he was came to us for prayer and counsel. After much seeking
of the Lord and counseling and deliverance, this young man had surgery to remove
his breasts, making him completely male. He is now happily married and preaching
the gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Obviously this did not all
happen over night. I have given you a condensed version in an effort to make it
readable). To God be the glory.
Lastly, unto those whom God has spoken to financially support this ministry;
we thank you and bless you in His wonderful name for without you we would not be
able to carry out the work we do. Your obedience has been a blessing not only to
us but to all of those who have been touched by the Word of the Lord through
this ministry. Many of you have reported receiving blessings and answers to
prayers, and we rejoice with you and praise the name of Jesus through whom all
good things come.
We remain your brother and sister in Christ.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY! AMEN.
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