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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Baptism of Holy Spirit & Fire - Pentecost

John the baptist said, "I baptize you unto repentance, but there comes one after me who shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire".  That was Jesus Christ.  It is the promise He gave His disciples when He told them to go and wait in the upper room until they were "endued" with power and the Holy Spirit came "upon" them. This would manifest with "tongues" or in this case languages of all the different dialects of Jews that had come to Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost.  They all heard the gospel "in their own language".  It was a day that birthed the church with power to witness, first in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and then the uttermost parts of the world.  Do we need this baptism today?  The answer is simply... do you need power?  Yes, this baptism is for today and releases a fire in your life to declare God's word and demonstrate the "gifts of the Holy Spirit".  There are two actions of the Holy Spirit in the life of the New Testament believer.  First the "indwelling" Holy Spirit that comes at your salvation when you are baptized into the body of Christ. Ephesians calls this the seal of the Holy Spirit. Second is the "upon" Holy Spirit that empowers you when you receive the "baptism of fire". Jesus never needed to received the indwelling Holy Spirit because He was born (conceived) of the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary. But, as a man, Jesus needed the "upon" Holy Spirit to minister with power and received it at His physical baptism with John at the river Jordan. The Holy Spirit came upon Him and remained upon Him His entire ministry. If you want to minister with the same power that Christ had, you absolutely need that same baptism Jesus had. God's word says, "if the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwell in you."  Jesus said, "the works that I do you shall do also and greater works than these shall you do because I go to my Father".  (John 14:12) These greater works started at Pentecost.  They were not greater in substance but greater in scope.  The early church took the gospel to the known world following Pentecost.  Interesting to note that at Pentecost the day first was filled with power. Then the room was filled with power and finally the people were all filled with power and tongues of fire rested on each of them. The last thing that was filled was the people!  Get in an atmosphere of the fire and power of God to receive.  Find a group of people that agree that this "baptism of fire" is for today and receive it by faith,  just like you received your salvation.  Believe and receive has always been God's way.  Simply say, "Father, I know your power is for me today and through the promise of your Son, Jesus Christ, I receive this baptism of fire NOW".  Let you mouth become the tool of God to speak and sing praises to God. Let your tongue be released to speak to the glory of God.  To learn more, please listen to my teaching below on "Baptism of Fire".


                                                                                

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pentecost - Feast of First Fruits



Coming June 8th is Pentecost
Sunday!  Israel saw this as a significant feast 50 days after the Feast of Atonement.  Jesus saw it as significant following His death and resurrection.  He said, "Go and wait in the upper room until the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon you".  It was at the feast of Pentecost 50 days later that the Holy Spirit birthed the church.  At the tower of babel man's languages were divided and man was scattered because of language barriers. Now at Pentecost man is united and they all "were of one accord in one place\ in the upper room and the place was shaken."  Tongues of fire fell on them and they became "one language" of the Holy Spirit as people from every visiting tribe and nation heard the gospel message in their own language or tongue. The curse of babel was broken at Pentecost!  What is so significant about the day of Pentecost?

1. God brought forth the first fruits of His church with 3,000 souls receiving Christ on Pentecost! Through the alignment of the apostles standing together and Peter preaching the glorious resurrection the church was born. "Peter stood up with the 11..."  From Jerusalem the gospel then went out to the known world!  Now the body of Christ has become "One New Man" world-wide.  There is now "one Lord, one baptism, one God and father of us all"!  Jew and Gentile forever united in Christ.  




2. Pentecost was the feast of Israel which brought the first fruits to God that guaranteed the 2nd harvest. The Feast of Ingathering which is the second harvest is months later in the fall and was the tithe of the 2nd harvest given to the tribe of Levi.  But the first fruit offering of Pentecost was given the the Priests of the lineage of AaronThis is significant to the church today, because churches and businesses that will practice the first fruit offering will see a significant increase of wealth.  What does that represent today? The office of the Aaronic priesthood is tied to the work of the apostle,.  Jesus in Hebrews 3:1 is called "The high priest and apostle of our faith".  Why did God bless Israel with such wealth?  Because they guaranteed their harvest with the first fruit offering. This is one of the most significant things modern kingdom businesses can do... find an apostolic ministry and make a significant first fruit offering to that ministry. You can determine your future blessing through that offering. Modern apostolic ministries are those that are primarily completing the end-time harvest of unreached people groups. Apostolic ministries are not self appointed people who think they have the office of apostle so they can have influence over others, but true modern apostles are those DOING apostolic ministry of laying foundations in nations, of reaching those who have never heard the gospel.  They are the ones like the Apostle Paul who are "Called to be an apostle by Jesus Christ".  If you are not significantly related to this kind of apostolic ministry, please go and find one and began to offer sacrificial first fruit offerings.  I challenge you to test God and see if He does not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that you cannot contain!


                                         Please listen to this Pentecostal first fruit teaching
                                                                                  
                       I have seen businesses give to our world vision and experience
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Is Divine Healing for Today?

Divine supernatural healing is for today!  I am going to make a bold statement.  When the word of God becomes more real than your sickness, you have your healing.  Healing is faith released in the indisputable unchanging word of God.  Jesus said over and over again, "Your faith has made you whole.. go in peace".  He said it to the woman with the issue of blood, he said it to the lame man, the blind man... to all who simply believed He had the power of heal. Has Jesus changed through some weakened new dispensation of the church? No, the word says, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever."  Jesus hasn't changed, we have! A questioning pastor challenged me and said, "Jerry, God has used sickness in my life so many times for me to grow closer and more like Him".  My answer was simply, "Pastor, you do see that your faith is in your sickness, not in Jesus healing power".  Unfortunately this man will get all the sickness he can handle and maybe more because his faith is the wrong direction.  Does God love him and want to heal him?  Of course, but wrong belief get's wrong results. The real question is, what does the word say? "By his stripes I am healed"!  The blood of Jesus covered my sickness.  Jesus bore every disease on the cross, so why should I? One of the gifts of the Spirit in I Corinthians 12 is the gift of healing.  Find someone who will agree with you and believe with you for your healing.  Get in an atmosphere of faith, not doubt. Jesus cleared out the room of all the family before he raised the girl from the dead.  Why?  He didn't want the atmosphere of unbelief interfering with His resurrection power.  Sometimes you must separate from those who speak nothing but death and disease over you.  Why does much of the church believe that Jesus blood can take away all our past sin, yet is not powerful enough to take away all my sickness? I would think that taking away all my sin and all it's punishment is pretty outstanding. It is but a small thing for Christ to remove my immediate disease.  How do I receive my healing? Began reading the word of God and all scriptures associated with healing.  "Faith comes by hearing the word of God."  Read them, pray over them, then receive them for yourself.  Declare them with your mouth...even though you may not see immediate results.  Don't quit and don't walk by sight! Listen to worship music as well.  Worship prepares our hearts to receive His word.  Worship builds our faith in who He is not who we are and our present sickness.  Get your mind and heart off of your condition and place it on God's provision.  The cells of your body must respond to the power of God's word... they have no choice!  "The word of God is quick and powerful..".  The word quick means "lifegiving".  Take communion over your sickness.  I have seen God use communion many times for healing in my family.  Please take 3 minutes to listen to this video on my own healing story.  


                                                      MY Own Recent Healing Story
                                                                            

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Is God In Control of everything? Absolutely NOT!

Probably one of the most misquoted statement I hear from Christians is, "Well, God is in control of everything so it will just work out".  I heard the statement again this morning on the radio returning from Publix to my home. It genuinely irritates me!  May I be so bold as to really challenge that statement!  Was God in control of Hitler killing over 6 million Jews? Was God in control of Herod killing all babies in Bethlehem under 3 years old? Of course God is not in control of everything, so let's just stop putting the responsibility on God for the crazy acts of disobedience and sin we commit!  God is only in control over what we put Him in control of.  He is in control over everything that is His will, but we must submit our bodies as a living sacrifice so we will know His good, and acceptable and PERFECT will.  He is in control over all that is bought by the blood of Jesus Christ and is found in Christ's righteousness.  Let me state clearly that GOD'S ULTIMATE WILL AND SOVEREIGNTY WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED IN SPITE OF MAN'S DISOBEDIENCE.... HE IS SOVEREIGN!  God gave man a choice.  We can take control or put Him in control, it's that simple. My definition of pride is .. every act that is done independent of God.  That is why the apostle Paul admonished us to "do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to His glory".  If you act independent of God you are on your own and your acts will bear the exact consequences of your sin. Why do I teach "KINGDOM" theology so strongly?  Because it is the best theology of putting Jesus Christ as king over everything I have, everything I am and everything I purpose to do. I declare every day, "Jesus you are Lord and You have a right to rule over me.  You purchased me by your blood so I am not my own, You gave me Your Holy Spirit to discern good and evil."  Jesus has the right of ownership over me by right of original creation. He owns the original patent rights over my life through my ancient earthly father Adam.  Then whatever was stolen, He bought back by His blood through the second Adam Jesus Christ.  He rules by right of creation and redemption!  Now something wonderful happens. When I submit to Him and PUT HIM IN CHARGE of my life He turns around and gives me dominion and authority on earth to execute His judgments.  He manifests His kingdom through my life and guides me to rule my earthly kingdom under His authority.  He has truly made me a "king and priest" on earth to Himself. God is sovereign, omnipotent and omniscient. But certainly not in control of everything on earth. May I close by also stating that His ultimate will shall be done on earth as it is in heaven.  We can hasten that if we allow Him His rightful Lordship over our bodies, marriages, businesses and churches. In the final analysis He will bring this age to a close and His ultimate purpose for us the bride of His Son Jesus Christ shall be accomplished.  Please note... HE WILL LET MAN'S SIN AND DISOBEDIENCE ULTIMATELY DESTROY THIS PRESENT WORLD.  Then His glorious kingdom shall rise in a people who have learned to walk under His authority and we shall "reign on earth with Him"! Amen!

                                           THE KINGDOM NOW MANIFEST IN ME!
                                                                   3 MINUTE VIDEO

Saturday, May 10, 2014

KINGOM LIFE UNIVERSITY - Now online and Live!

God spoke to me in 2005 through a prophetic word given to me by two outstanding Tampa Bay Christian leaders.  Dr. Frank Brocado and Joe Brown gave me a word that they said God had given them for me.  That God was now taking me and Action Evangelism into a new level and that I was crossing over to greater revelation of what God had called me to do.  Little did they know I had just finished my 40th year of ministry.. significant in that Israel crossed over the Jordan river after 40 years in the wilderness.  I asked Jesus, "what do I do with this word?"  He told me clearly to do what He did!  Get 12 businessmen and meet together and pray and seek His face.  Jesus called them the 12 apostles.  So I gathered 12 businessmen and for one year we met each Thursday morning for several hours, prayed for the world harvest, and prophetically sought God's direction.  Out of that was born our World Mission Training Centers to equip nationals world-wide through sound biblical teaching to evangelize and then build churches in remote villages.  We now have 58 national directors in 19 nations with hundreds of satellite KLU campuses.  World Mission Training Centers developed quickly into a full fledged Christian University. God brought Joe and Carole Pigeon to help me develop Kingdom Life University for the USA.  It has now blossomed into a full ONLINE CHRISTIAN KINGDOM UNIVERISTY! Our mission is to bring people to a new level of grace and revelation of Jesus Christ! Colossians 3:2 says, "In Christ are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge"!  As original creator of all things, Jesus Christ can unlock the secrets of life and the universe to us His bride.  If we are seated with Him in heavenly places and we "Have the mind of Christ", nothing is impossible.  The greatest discoveries have not yet be found. Jesus is going to unlock those to us who find the treasure of His kingdom and give all that we have to buy that treasure! It truly is the hidden treasure in the field and the pearl of great price. We will be continuing the greatest adventure in the universe by becoming more and more intimate with Christ.  Our vision with KLU is to take the body of Christ to a new level.  Please watch this short video and receive the testimony of some of our students.  God is doing something special with Kingdom Life University now in the USA.  Satellite campuses are opening up across the nation with churches that want to link up and experience the gospel that Jesus talked about in Matthew 24:14 "When this gospel of the kingdom is preached in all the world, unto all nations (ethnos - dialects) then shall the end come."  Our KLU satellite USA campuses are totally turnkey and fully ready to open in your church. Please watch this new KLU 2 1/2 minute video.

                                                                              

Monday, May 5, 2014

How to Change the Spiritual Atmosphere Over Cities

I recently traveled to the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention in Las Vegas. I had not been to Las Vegas for over 25 years.  Truly many changes had come to the city.  As you know, it is called "sin city" by America and what happens in Las Vegas, supposedly stays in Las Vegas...we know the reason behind that thinking.  When my associate, Abdiel Ortiz, the director of our Kingdom Life University "School of media and communications" and I got off the airplane we both felt the same thing, a tremendous overwhelming sense of sadness. We had just come under the atmosphere of one of the reigning principalities of that area.  I learned from almost 50 years of ministry in cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa how to discern demonic principalities and their influence over a city.  Daniel fought such powers when He prayed and his prayers were hindered.  When the archangel Michael came and announced to Daniel that the reason for the delay was the Prince of Persia had delayed Daniel's prayers for 21 days. Then Michael said, Daniel, "I must now leave you for I need to go and fight the Prince of Greece". There is war in the heavenlies over districts, territories and cities. We were facing the emotion of tremendous sadness that the prince over Las Vegas has brought to the city. A city of beauty, golden promise and riches to only bring false pleasure and disappointment.  So Abdiel and I went to check in to the hotel... Circus Circus. Fortunately we were placed in one of the upper floors that overlooked the city.  I opened my laptop, checked into the hotel internet and opened up our WATV worship channel and we began to worship over the city!  After about 30 minutes we got a breakthrough and we began to pray in the Spirit.  We were feeling more and more joy and liberty in our hearts, minds, emotions and our spirits.  Then we felt a surge like breaking through a physical sound barrier. Joy and peace filled the room and a great feeling of authority over the atmosphere of the city. We began to declare over Las Vegas God's divine purpose for the city and a breaking of bondage over people's hearts and lives.  It was glorious (that means weighty) and for the next 5 days we would wake up each morning and worship and pray for about an hour.  I have never felt such a change of atmosphere!  We witnessed to no less than 30 - 40 people and everyone seemed totally open to receive God's message of love and life.  Jesus said, "Have I not given you power to tread on serpents and over ALL the power of the enemy"!  Luke 10:19  IF WE ARE UNDER JESUS AUTHORITY, WE HAVE HIS SAME AUTHORITY UPON US.  And He said,, "All power is given to me in heaven and earth..."  Matthew 28:18     That covers Las Vagas.

                              JESUS DEMONSTRATES HOW AUTHORITY WORKS


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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Peace in Israel

Well, another round of talks.. another failed peace agreement in God's land of promise, Israel.  I am going to make a bold statement.  I don't believe there will be any lasting peace in Israel until two things happen. First the coming of the anit-christ.  He gains international acclaim and authority by finally bringing a peace covenant with the nation of Israel.  He will appear as the world's solution to international turmoil and war. As a false christ, he will try and duplicate the authority and power of Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace!  So he will be given power to make peace for a short time.  This is the first horse of the apocalypse of Revelation 6. He rides a white horse and has a bow in his hand, but no arrow.  He conquers the world peacefully.  But it's all deception. Hitler assured England and Chamberlain that he was not going to make war and Chamberlain came back from Germany holding the peace agreement in his hand.  He appeared as a hero to
England.  Well, we all know what happened next!  The same with the anti-christ.  The world will buy his peace dialogue the same way.  But as always, he lies!  Then world war will break out and famine, death and pestilence follows.. the other three horsemen of the apocalypse. Not only will he break the peace agreement, but persecution will follow upon the nation Israel and the bride of Christ.  Israel is told to flee to the mountains! Then the real Prince of Peace arrives!  

Secondly, Jesus Christ, our Messiah, appears and raptures the saints toward the end of tribulation.  There will be approximately 45 days at the end of the great tribulation, as we travel around the earth with Christ and every eye shall see Jesus Christ from every tribe and tongue and nation.  During these last 45 days will be the final 7 bowls on the earth.  Jesus said, "Unless these days be shortened, there would be no flesh left on earth."  The final 7 bowl judgments are the final payment of man's deeds, only Revelation says the payment will be double!  All the waters of the world turn to blood in both the oceans and rivers.  All green plant life dies.  All the cities of the earth will collapse with a world-wide earthquake. Cosmic effects of the sun and stars. This is the final cleansing of planet earth of all evil. Then Jesus Christ and all His saints will return with Him to participate in the last stage of the great tribulation,  the final battle of Armageddon. Now the earth will be transitioned over to Jesus Christ's rule from Jerusalem.  He will exercise His ruler ship through the Old and New Testament saints.  We will reign on earth as "Kings and priests" unto our God.  Now the lion will lay with the lamb. Earth's curse will be lifted, Satan will be bound, and we will participate in 1000 years to restore the earth to it's original beauty.  Little wonder this is called the "Blessed Hope" of the believer!

                                        FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE