The worst attacks of Satan I have ever heard of are striking God’s people right now. Here is what you do.

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 The letters in my mail bag   lately have shaken me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of.  More of you than ever are locked in the battle of your life.  With breathtaking suddenness, Satan has stripped people of everything but their soul.

Dear Friend,

I read your letters.  It is a cherished part of my ministry. Yes my prime directive is to “Preach the Gospel to this generation with ever increasing effectiveness”, but there is another urgent calling on my life.  I am called to our partners. You are an important part of my calling.

Our main intercessors have been involved with MMM for over 30 years! We rarely talk about it, but we have watched your children grow up, wept with you over your losses, fought for marriages and rejoiced in your victories.  We have helped some of you find a home church, a college for your kids and even jobs!

Some are surprised when I answer their letters, emails and phone calls personally.  As a matter of fact, as the ministry grew, I was advised many times to turn this part of my ministry over to others because I was so busy. Those that know me well know that I will never stop pastoring our partners.

Your letter is important because we can pray over your need.  They are just as important because they let me know how the enemy operates.  It is impossible to answer every letter.  This is why I work hard to make Fresh Fire a personal letter that answers the needs I read about in your prayer requests. Yes, Fresh Fire is a window to our work worldwide and a vital source of love gifts to win souls but to me it is so much more than that!

The letters in my mail bag lately have shaken me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of.  More of you than ever are locked in the battle of your life.  With breathtaking suddenness, Satan has stripped people of everything but their soul.

I took your letters, my Bible and a deeply burdened heart to prayer.  I asked the Lord to open my understanding.  I asked Jesus to rise up and rebuke the devourer. What you are about to read emerged from that time of prayer.

When my understanding was opened I saw something strange. This new attack is like a dragon with three heads.  I want to warn you that you may see yourself in the portrait that I am about to paint.  Be prayerful over this letter. God wants to use it to identify your attack and to arm you to slay it.  This letter will not spell the end of attacks on you but it will give you the divine edge you need right now! Remember, these attacks are not reported by weak or carnal Christians, but by warriors of God on the front line!

shot copy

Here are the three heads of the dragon.  The first attack I see is like a poisonous bite, the second is like suffocating squeeze and the last is like claws tearing lives apart.  This is the trifecta of tribulation!

1. The serpent’s bite.  You feel toxic. Something has bitten you.  You feel that you are gradually losing control of your body and mind.  Your heart races and fearful images flood your mind. You reel under a cloud of confusion. You jump from one solution to another trying to get the upper hand but all the while feeling that something outside you has taken control of your life.  You are exhausted. The least demand of your day can drain you.  You find yourself alone and crying and unable to explain your emotions to even your closest friend.  The people you love are drifting away.  You are gripped with paralyzing feelings of dread.  You feel helpless to make important decisions. You sense disaster is just around the corner.

2. The serpent’s squeeze.  This attack is sudden and crippling. Something came out of nowhere and changed your life in an instant. Your crisis is mummifying you.  You want to run but you cannot move.  You want to scream but your voice is trapped within you.  This attack often strikes at a time when all is going well.  It feels as if everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and there is no way out.  You cannot breathe.  The point of this attack is panic.  The enemy wants you to do something rash.  The devil wants you to abandon your place in God.  He wants to do permanent damage.

3. The serpent’s claws:  This attack is designed to tear people apart.

For silly reasons, people take offense. Disagreements that should be settled easily escalate into name calling, abuse of power, and end in incurable breaches.  Marriages are breaking up over trivial matters.  Churches are splitting over inane issues.  Children are turning on their parents without provocation or prior history of problems. Friends who once walked together suddenly become worst enemies bent on each other’s destruction. A disgusting wave of believer on believer hatred is spreading.

Yes, these three shocking attacks are everywhere.  Not a day passes where I do not hear of each and everyone.  From all quarters I am getting desperate prayer requests.  People say, “Please pray I am so down I cannot get out of bed,” or “I am drowning in fear,” or “I do not know what is going on, friends and family are tearing each other apart!”

blog woman

There is not doubt that we must take drastic action!  We must not panic or cave into the trap of Satan.  We must not forget our God and the power of His word.  So please take a deep breath and listen to this strategy to neutralize your Satanic attack!

The word react kept coming back to me again and again.  The Holy Spirit kept saying, “Learn how to react to your attack.” Victory and defeat are not decided by what happens to me. I choose the result. It kept coming over and over…react, react, and react. Then it turned into REACT, REACT, and REACT!  Finally, it was R.E.A.C.T.   An acronym for: Remember Enforce Abandon Continue Train. Here is a 5 step strategy to stop these vicious new attacks and launch a withering counterattack!

Remember!  You must remember the amazing victories of your past and how you won those battles.  Psalm 20 “some trust in chariots but we will remember the Lord our God.”You must remember your God.  Nehemiah 4:14 says “remember the awesomeness of God and fight…”  You must remember who you are and what your future is. Abigail reminded David that he was a king and to judge himself against 1Sam:25:29 his future.  Finally Paul said, in Romans 8:18 “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us!”   The thing you want to do most now is to get relief from the pain of raging storm.  The devil would gladly give you peace.  You simply have to give up on what you were born to do.

Enforce! You must enforce the victory of the Cross on Satan! Things are not what they seem.  You know that Satan is the master of disguise.  If you leave it to Lucifer to define your reality defeat is certain. The devil relies on your weakness of mind to keep the lie going.  Our enemy kills through special effects.  Bending reality is his stock and trade. The goal of his smoke and mirrors is to get you to accept disaster.  He cannot kill you but he can get you to kill yourself through a fatal panic attack.  (insert Luke 21) It is up to you to impose reality on the evil one.  He must know that he cannot win. He must suffer the results of 2 Corin 10:4. You must put your foot where it rightfully belongs; on the small of his neck!  No matter how out of control your crisis feels the truth is that God is in control and you are His einforcer!

Abandon:  In every attack there is something you must abandon, something that you are holding onto that is actually holding onto you.  2Tim 2:24 (insert).  You may want something bad to happen to someone else.  You may be fantasizing about a destructive relationship.  You may be entertaining suicidal images.  You cannot hold these and gain victory.  Forgive your enemy; cut of the parasites, lighten your load so that you can attack with speed and clarity.  There may be someone that is no longer supposed to be in your life. As T.D. Jakes said, “their part of the story is over, let them go.”

Continue: You were doing something that forced the devil to attack you.  Some harbor the illusion that Satan will let up if we stop doing what riled him up in the first place.  The opposite is true.  You must redouble your efforts to do whatever you did that made Satan mad.  If you cave in, it will embolden him to do this to you again.  On the other hand, if you press on, it will show him that future attacks are futile.  The secret to your victory is to declare your intention to do more than you did before.  Look at Peter.  He was beaten for the healing of the man at the gate beautiful and ordered not to preach about Jesus.

What was his reaction? To pray for boldness to preach and for more miracles! Acts 4:29 “Lord Behold their threats and grant unto your servants boldness that we may preach your word while You stretch forth your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of your holy Child Jesus.”

At the moment that you least want to you must get up and rage against the dragon.  He must understand that you are not going to back down, back up or back out of your marriage, ministry, family, career and your life.  Figure out what it is that you were doing that this dragon hated most.  Tell him you will to do it again, do it more and better do it than ever.  The humiliation that Satan hurled at me through the pastor’s lunch only forged a deeper determination to get workers to win souls.

dragon blog copy

Train:  Yes, you will see victory.  However, victory is no time to let up. It is the scourge of our flesh that we do not like to get ready for future attacks.  Our flesh takes no thought for intense prayer or setting in place a strategy for future attacks.  George Barna said that the majority of pastors today preach motivational sermons but they do not teach strategy.  When Paul said in 2Cor 2:11 (insert) he was training the Corinthians to fight and to be ready for the next fight.

When General Patton said, “no amount of courage will avail against an educated bullet,” he was talking about the urgency of training.  Spirit-filled bravado is useless unless it is backed up by a life that is an educated bullet.

After every attack every believer needs to go through a debriefing! Now is the time to ask urgent questions. What did you learn from your last attack?  What were the mistakes and pitfalls you will avoid next time?  What weakness in me does the enemy use to get in and disrupt my life? What will I do now to keep friendships strong, my body healthy, my children safe, my marriage loving and my money secure against future assaults?

So here is the bottom-line.  You are not crazy.  Your attacks are vicious, intense, and completely unfair.  The essence of your crisis is supernatural. This is why your counterattack must be supernatural! These 5 steps are not human wisdom, or soothing psycho-gooblygook.  You can rest in the power of God and the Word of God for victory if you will REACT!!

The worst attacks of Satan I have ever heard of are striking God’s people right now. Here is what you do.

 another blog shot copy

 The letters in my mail bag   lately have shaken me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of.  More of you than ever are locked in the battle of your life.  With breathtaking suddenness, Satan has stripped people of everything but their soul.

Dear Friend,

I read your letters.  It is a cherished part of my ministry. Yes my prime directive is to “Preach the Gospel to this generation with ever increasing effectiveness”, but there is another urgent calling on my life.  I am called to our partners. You are an important part of my calling.

Our main intercessors have been involved with MMM for over 30 years! We rarely talk about it, but we have watched your children grow up, wept with you over your losses, fought for marriages and rejoiced in your victories.  We have helped some of you find a home church, a college for your kids and even jobs!

Some are surprised when I answer their letters, emails and phone calls personally.  As a matter of fact, as the ministry grew, I was advised many times to turn this part of my ministry over to others because I was so busy. Those that know me well know that I will never stop pastoring our partners.

Your letter is important because we can pray over your need.  They are just as important because they let me know how the enemy operates.  It is impossible to answer every letter.  This is why I work hard to make Fresh Fire a personal letter that answers the needs I read about in your prayer requests. Yes, Fresh Fire is a window to our work worldwide and a vital source of love gifts to win souls but to me it is so much more than that!

The letters in my mail bag lately have shaken me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of.  More of you than ever are locked in the battle of your life.  With breathtaking suddenness, Satan has stripped people of everything but their soul.

I took your letters, my Bible and a deeply burdened heart to prayer.  I asked the Lord to open my understanding.  I asked Jesus to rise up and rebuke the devourer. What you are about to read emerged from that time of prayer.

When my understanding was opened I saw something strange. This new attack is like a dragon with three heads.  I want to warn you that you may see yourself in the portrait that I am about to paint.  Be prayerful over this letter. God wants to use it to identify your attack and to arm you to slay it.  This letter will not spell the end of attacks on you but it will give you the divine edge you need right now! Remember, these attacks are not reported by weak or carnal Christians, but by warriors of God on the front line!

shot copy

Here are the three heads of the dragon.  The first attack I see is like a poisonous bite, the second is like suffocating squeeze and the last is like claws tearing lives apart.  This is the trifecta of tribulation!

1. The serpent’s bite.  You feel toxic. Something has bitten you.  You feel that you are gradually losing control of your body and mind.  Your heart races and fearful images flood your mind. You reel under a cloud of confusion. You jump from one solution to another trying to get the upper hand but all the while feeling that something outside you has taken control of your life.  You are exhausted. The least demand of your day can drain you.  You find yourself alone and crying and unable to explain your emotions to even your closest friend.  The people you love are drifting away.  You are gripped with paralyzing feelings of dread.  You feel helpless to make important decisions. You sense disaster is just around the corner.

2. The serpent’s squeeze.  This attack is sudden and crippling. Something came out of nowhere and changed your life in an instant. Your crisis is mummifying you.  You want to run but you cannot move.  You want to scream but your voice is trapped within you.  This attack often strikes at a time when all is going well.  It feels as if everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and there is no way out.  You cannot breathe.  The point of this attack is panic.  The enemy wants you to do something rash.  The devil wants you to abandon your place in God.  He wants to do permanent damage.

3. The serpent’s claws:  This attack is designed to tear people apart.

For silly reasons, people take offense. Disagreements that should be settled easily escalate into name calling, abuse of power, and end in incurable breaches.  Marriages are breaking up over trivial matters.  Churches are splitting over inane issues.  Children are turning on their parents without provocation or prior history of problems. Friends who once walked together suddenly become worst enemies bent on each other’s destruction. A disgusting wave of believer on believer hatred is spreading.

Yes, these three shocking attacks are everywhere.  Not a day passes where I do not hear of each and everyone.  From all quarters I am getting desperate prayer requests.  People say, “Please pray I am so down I cannot get out of bed,” or “I am drowning in fear,” or “I do not know what is going on, friends and family are tearing each other apart!”

blog woman

There is not doubt that we must take drastic action!  We must not panic or cave into the trap of Satan.  We must not forget our God and the power of His word.  So please take a deep breath and listen to this strategy to neutralize your Satanic attack!

The word react kept coming back to me again and again.  The Holy Spirit kept saying, “Learn how to react to your attack.” Victory and defeat are not decided by what happens to me. I choose the result. It kept coming over and over…react, react, and react. Then it turned into REACT, REACT, and REACT!  Finally, it was R.E.A.C.T.   An acronym for: Remember Enforce Abandon Continue Train. Here is a 5 step strategy to stop these vicious new attacks and launch a withering counterattack!

Remember!  You must remember the amazing victories of your past and how you won those battles.  Psalm 20 “some trust in chariots but we will remember the Lord our God.”You must remember your God.  Nehemiah 4:14 says “remember the awesomeness of God and fight…”  You must remember who you are and what your future is. Abigail reminded David that he was a king and to judge himself against 1Sam:25:29 his future.  Finally Paul said, in Romans 8:18 “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us!”   The thing you want to do most now is to get relief from the pain of raging storm.  The devil would gladly give you peace.  You simply have to give up on what you were born to do.

Enforce! You must enforce the victory of the Cross on Satan! Things are not what they seem.  You know that Satan is the master of disguise.  If you leave it to Lucifer to define your reality defeat is certain. The devil relies on your weakness of mind to keep the lie going.  Our enemy kills through special effects.  Bending reality is his stock and trade. The goal of his smoke and mirrors is to get you to accept disaster.  He cannot kill you but he can get you to kill yourself through a fatal panic attack.  (insert Luke 21) It is up to you to impose reality on the evil one.  He must know that he cannot win. He must suffer the results of 2 Corin 10:4. You must put your foot where it rightfully belongs; on the small of his neck!  No matter how out of control your crisis feels the truth is that God is in control and you are His einforcer!

Abandon:  In every attack there is something you must abandon, something that you are holding onto that is actually holding onto you.  2Tim 2:24 (insert).  You may want something bad to happen to someone else.  You may be fantasizing about a destructive relationship.  You may be entertaining suicidal images.  You cannot hold these and gain victory.  Forgive your enemy; cut of the parasites, lighten your load so that you can attack with speed and clarity.  There may be someone that is no longer supposed to be in your life. As T.D. Jakes said, “their part of the story is over, let them go.”

Continue: You were doing something that forced the devil to attack you.  Some harbor the illusion that Satan will let up if we stop doing what riled him up in the first place.  The opposite is true.  You must redouble your efforts to do whatever you did that made Satan mad.  If you cave in, it will embolden him to do this to you again.  On the other hand, if you press on, it will show him that future attacks are futile.  The secret to your victory is to declare your intention to do more than you did before.  Look at Peter.  He was beaten for the healing of the man at the gate beautiful and ordered not to preach about Jesus.

What was his reaction? To pray for boldness to preach and for more miracles! Acts 4:29 “Lord Behold their threats and grant unto your servants boldness that we may preach your word while You stretch forth your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of your holy Child Jesus.”

At the moment that you least want to you must get up and rage against the dragon.  He must understand that you are not going to back down, back up or back out of your marriage, ministry, family, career and your life.  Figure out what it is that you were doing that this dragon hated most.  Tell him you will to do it again, do it more and better do it than ever.  The humiliation that Satan hurled at me through the pastor’s lunch only forged a deeper determination to get workers to win souls.

dragon blog copy

Train:  Yes, you will see victory.  However, victory is no time to let up. It is the scourge of our flesh that we do not like to get ready for future attacks.  Our flesh takes no thought for intense prayer or setting in place a strategy for future attacks.  George Barna said that the majority of pastors today preach motivational sermons but they do not teach strategy.  When Paul said in 2Cor 2:11 (insert) he was training the Corinthians to fight and to be ready for the next fight.

When General Patton said, “no amount of courage will avail against an educated bullet,” he was talking about the urgency of training.  Spirit-filled bravado is useless unless it is backed up by a life that is an educated bullet.

After every attack every believer needs to go through a debriefing! Now is the time to ask urgent questions. What did you learn from your last attack?  What were the mistakes and pitfalls you will avoid next time?  What weakness in me does the enemy use to get in and disrupt my life? What will I do now to keep friendships strong, my body healthy, my children safe, my marriage loving and my money secure against future assaults?

So here is the bottom-line.  You are not crazy.  Your attacks are vicious, intense, and completely unfair.  The essence of your crisis is supernatural. This is why your counterattack must be supernatural! These 5 steps are not human wisdom, or soothing psycho-gooblygook.  You can rest in the power of God and the Word of God for victory if you will REACT!!

Yuba City: Another fire breaks out in Northern California.

Yuba City Revival

Try to read this blog in a quiet place because I really want what I have to say today to sink into your spirit.  It is common and often overblown to hear the term revival on Facebook.  It is easy to trumpet some event in its infant stage as revival.  There is also a widespread tendency to hype something into being a revival just to gather the curious.   I solemnly assure you that this report is none of the above.

God has hit Yuba City.  This enclave north of Sacramento California is already in the throes of a new kind of visitation.  When drug addicts knock on the door of the church asking to be saved, when people are saved and healed in parking lots of department stores, when people effortlessly worship for hours and time seems to stand still, when youth take control of a church and bring their parents to Christ, when limbs find instant life and cancer vanishes, when a crowd is transformed from a congregation into a seething, boiling army of compassion and outreach, you no longer have the luxury of calling it a good meeting or a momentary thrill.

This one blindsided me!  I don’t even have pictures for you yet.  I am glad that I do not have pictures because that tends to immediately categorize this as a cliché media event.  This has a significance that cannot be ignored and must not be stereo typed.  I really want to impress upon you my   motivation in writing to you. I want you to be encouraged by what is happening and at the same time I want to protect the purity and innocence of this new fire in Yuba City.

Jim and Christine Carpenter lead The Bridge Church in Yuba City.  After sudden growth they were forced to convert an industrial granary into a mighty center of the Glory of God.  In ten days they transformed this industrial building into an outreach wonder.

They invited me knowing full well that I no longer do multi-night meetings that have a predetermined end and are not open to extending.  They share my passion for mighty events that deeply alter a community.  I can tell you for a fact that this time the fire broke out before I got here!  I walked into the GLORY.

There is a greater significance to this than we know because Yuba City now becomes a part of a ring of fire over Northern California that we have faithfully reported to you.

A quick look at my schedule shows the explosive nature of these outbreaks over Northern California.  Tonight I will speak at the Bridge as the fire continues at 7PM.  Tomorrow Saturday February 23rd at 5PM we begin our first Living Proof Rally at the ARC in Martinez. Tuesday February 26th I am in Manteca for the 209 REVIVAL.  Then I return to Yuba City for the continuation of this amazing outpouring.  On top of all of this, we will return to Santa Rosa on Good Friday March 29th in the Friedman Event Center.

If you are coming to the Bridge tonight get there early.  Be sure to bring those who do not know Christ or need healing.  Be prepared for an unfiltered collision with the Glory and power of God.  This is one of those occasions where words cannot do justice you simply have to be there.

Stay tuned for more from Yuba City!

7 PM tonight at The Bridge of Yuba City​                          

​424 Epley Dr.​

Yuba City, CA 95991

Call (530) 674-0400

or click below for more information

thebridgeofyubacity.com

The worst attacks of Satan I have ever heard of are striking God’s people right now. Here is what you do.

 

attack blog

 

 The letters in my mail bag   lately have shaken me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of.  More of you than ever are locked in the battle of your life.  With breathtaking suddenness, Satan has stripped people of everything but their soul.

Dear Friend,

I read your letters.  It is a cherished part of my ministry. Yes my prime directive is to “Preach the Gospel to this generation with ever increasing effectiveness”, but there is another urgent calling on my life.  I am called to our partners. You are an important part of my calling.

Our main intercessors have been involved with MMM for over 30 years! We rarely talk about it, but we have watched your children grow up, wept with you over your losses, fought for marriages and rejoiced in your victories.  We have helped some of you find a home church, a college for your kids and even jobs!

Some are surprised when I answer their letters, emails and phone calls personally.  As a matter of fact, as the ministry grew, I was advised many times to turn this part of my ministry over to others because I was so busy. Those that know me well know that I will never stop pastoring our partners.

Your letter is important because we can pray over your need.  They are just as important because they let me know how the enemy operates.  It is impossible to answer every letter.  This is why I work hard to make Fresh Fire a personal letter that answers the needs I read about in your prayer requests. Yes, Fresh Fire is a window to our work worldwide and a vital source of love gifts to win souls but to me it is so much more than that!

The letters in my mail bag lately have shaken me to my core. These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of.  More of you than ever are locked in the battle of your life.  With breathtaking suddenness, Satan has stripped people of everything but their soul.

I took your letters, my Bible and a deeply burdened heart to prayer.  I asked the Lord to open my understanding.  I asked Jesus to rise up and rebuke the devourer. What you are about to read emerged from that time of prayer.

When my understanding was opened I saw something strange. This new attack is like a dragon with three heads.  I want to warn you that you may see yourself in the portrait that I am about to paint.  Be prayerful over this letter. God wants to use it to identify your attack and to arm you to slay it.  This letter will not spell the end of attacks on you but it will give you the divine edge you need right now! Remember, these attacks are not reported by weak or carnal Christians, but by warriors of God on the front line!

Here are the three heads of the dragon.  The first attack I see is like a poisonous bite, the second is like suffocating squeeze and the last is like claws tearing lives apart.  This is the trifecta of tribulation!

1. The serpent’s bite.  You feel toxic. Something has bitten you.  You feel that you are gradually losing control of your body and mind.  Your heart races and fearful images flood your mind. You reel under a cloud of confusion. You jump from one solution to another trying to get the upper hand but all the while feeling that something outside you has taken control of your life.  You are exhausted. The least demand of your day can drain you.  You find yourself alone and crying and unable to explain your emotions to even your closest friend.  The people you love are drifting away.  You are gripped with paralyzing feelings of dread.  You feel helpless to make important decisions. You sense disaster is just around the corner.

2. The serpent’s squeeze.  This attack is sudden and crippling. Something came out of nowhere and changed your life in an instant. Your crisis is mummifying you.  You want to run but you cannot move.  You want to scream but your voice is trapped within you.  This attack often strikes at a time when all is going well.  It feels as if everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and there is no way out.  You cannot breathe.  The point of this attack is panic.  The enemy wants you to do something rash.  The devil wants you to abandon your place in God.  He wants to do permanent damage.

3. The serpent’s claws:  This attack is designed to tear people apart.

For silly reasons, people take offense. Disagreements that should be settled easily escalate into name calling, abuse of power, and end in incurable breaches.  Marriages are breaking up over trivial matters.  Churches are splitting over inane issues.  Children are turning on their parents without provocation or prior history of problems. Friends who once walked together suddenly become worst enemies bent on each other’s destruction. A disgusting wave of believer on believer hatred is spreading.

Yes, these three shocking attacks are everywhere.  Not a day passes where I do not hear of each and everyone.  From all quarters I am getting desperate prayer requests.  People say, “Please pray I am so down I cannot get out of bed,” or “I am drowning in fear,” or “I do not know what is going on, friends and family are tearing each other apart!”

There is not doubt that we must take drastic action!  We must not panic or cave into the trap of Satan.  We must not forget our God and the power of His word.  So please take a deep breath and listen to this strategy to neutralize your Satanic attack!

The word react kept coming back to me again and again.  The Holy Spirit kept saying, “Learn how to react to your attack.” Victory and defeat are not decided by what happens to me. I choose the result. It kept coming over and over…react, react, and react. Then it turned into REACT, REACT, and REACT!  Finally, it was R.E.A.C.T.   An acronym for: Remember Enforce Abandon Continue Train. Here is a 5 step strategy to stop these vicious new attacks and launch a withering counterattack!

Remember!  You must remember the amazing victories of your past and how you won those battles.  Psalm 20 “some trust in chariots but we will remember the Lord our God.”You must remember your God.  Nehemiah 4:14 says “remember the awesomeness of God and fight…”  You must remember who you are and what your future is. Abigail reminded David that he was a king and to judge himself against 1Sam:25:29 his future.  Finally Paul said, in Romans 8:18 “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us!”   The thing you want to do most now is to get relief from the pain of raging storm.  The devil would gladly give you peace.  You simply have to give up on what you were born to do.

Enforce! Things are not what they seem.  You know that Satan is the master of disguise.  If you leave it to Lucifer to define your reality defeat is certain. The devil relies on your weakness of mind to keep the lie going.  Our enemy kills through special effects.  Bending reality is his stock and trade. The goal of his smoke and mirrors is to get you to accept disaster.  He cannot kill you but he can get you to kill yourself through a fatal panic attack.  (insert Luke 21) It is up to you to impose reality on the evil one.  He must know that he cannot win. He must suffer the results of 2 Corin 10:4. You must put your foot where it rightfully belongs; on the small of his neck!  No matter how out of control your crisis feels the truth is that God is in control and you are His einforcer!

Abandon:  In every attack there is something you must abandon, something that you are holding onto that is actually holding onto you.  2Tim 2:24 (insert).  You may want something bad to happen to someone else.  You may be fantasizing about a destructive relationship.  You may be entertaining suicidal images.  You cannot hold these and gain victory.  Forgive your enemy; cut of the parasites, lighten your load so that you can attack with speed and clarity.  There may be someone that is no longer supposed to be in your life. As T.D. Jakes said, “their part of the story is over, let them go.”

Continue: You were doing something that forced the devil to attack you.  Some harbor the illusion that Satan will let up if we stop doing what riled him up in the first place.  The opposite is true.  You must redouble your efforts to do whatever you did that made Satan mad.  If you cave in, it will embolden him to do this to you again.  On the other hand, if you press on, it will show him that future attacks are futile.  The secret to your victory is to declare your intention to do more than you did before.  Look at Peter.  He was beaten for the healing of the man at the gate beautiful and ordered not to preach about Jesus.

What was his reaction? To pray for boldness to preach and for more miracles! Acts 4:29 “Lord Behold their threats and grant unto your servants boldness that we may preach your word while You stretch forth your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of your holy Child Jesus.”

At the moment that you least want to you must get up and rage against the dragon.  He must understand that you are not going to back down, back up or back out of your marriage, ministry, family, career and your life.  Figure out what it is that you were doing that this dragon hated most.  Tell him you will to do it again, do it more and better do it than ever.  The humiliation that Satan hurled at me through the pastor’s lunch only forged a deeper determination to get workers to win souls.

Train:  Yes, you will see victory.  However, victory is no time to let up. It is the scourge of our flesh that we do not like to get ready for future attacks.  Our flesh takes no thought for intense prayer or setting in place a strategy for future attacks.  George Barna said that the majority of pastors today preach motivational sermons but they do not teach strategy.  When Paul said in 2Cor 2:11 (insert) he was training the Corinthians to fight and to be ready for the next fight.

When General Patton said, “no amount of courage will avail against an educated bullet,” he was talking about the urgency of training.  Spirit-filled bravado is useless unless it is backed up by a life that is an educated bullet.

After every attack every believer needs to go through a debriefing! Now is the time to ask urgent questions. What did you learn from your last attack?  What were the mistakes and pitfalls you will avoid next time?  What weakness in me does the enemy use to get in and disrupt my life? What will I do now to keep friendships strong, my body healthy, my children safe, my marriage loving and my money secure against future assaults?

So here is the bottom-line.  You are not crazy.  Your attacks are vicious, intense, and completely unfair.  The essence of your crisis is supernatural. This is why your counterattack must be supernatural! These 5 steps are not human wisdom, or soothing psycho-gooblygook.  You can rest in the power of God and the Word of God for victory if you will REACT!!

Why we changed the Name of the Dream House to American Revival Center.

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Dream House has now changed its name to American Revival Center otherwise known as the ARC.  Far more than a makeover this is our renewed declaration of war on the worldwide works of the devil.  It is a total act of defiance against that scaly voice that says hunker down and hide, that whispers that the day of mass soul winning is over. Not only will we not cut back, we will look for the biggest outreaches ever.

This is a house with a heart and a war room.  What happens in the ARC will never stay in the  ARC but will explode and touch the rest of the world.  We stand in the greatest opportunity ever to win souls because society is finally waking up to the real cause of their misery.  They are fed up with selfish thugs and they are revolting against the political correctness that refuses to talk about personal responsibility.

While others experimented with “new and improved messages,” we were never confused about why the world is a total mess.  We never bought the lie that mankind was somehow “basically good” and flawed by upbringing, chemicals, childhood hurts or emotional setbacks.  The Bible nailed the cause of our present mass violence and worldwide unrest when it said “But know this also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.” -2 Timothy 3:1,2.

 There is a deep sense of that the end is near.  They see wave upon wave of calamity that portends the end of the world. People are no longer too proud to ask for spiritual help. They sense that the end of all things is here. We are reaching the place in the lives of people where the fish will begin jumping in the boat.

The fact is that we are either going to be a people of big plans or big excuses.  Will we be ready for this last great worldwide harvest of souls or will we allow years of shortages, rejection and fear to distract us?  Will we be found missing in action during the greatest display of miracles and revival in history?

There is a giant vision that is trying to find life within you right now.  You have the power to literally breathe it into existence. I know this is true because I know that right now God is scanning the world for helpers. In this dark and evil day a loving God is preparing to display the grand finale of the human story.  It could be a season of harvest that could overwhelm the world for a decade maybe longer!

Who will be the irresistible Gospel mouthpieces of this final surge?  Who will be the powerful business people of God that will transfer the wealth of the wicked into the arsenal of the righteous?  Who are the impending Apostles of Faith, Wisdom and Love that will build great works and great armies for this global miracle?  Who are the intercessors that will graduate to the holiest place and tear down strongholds over nations? Who are the prophets that will roam the earth granting signs and wonders even as they declare righteousness?

 I cannot shake the conviction that someone reading this right now is experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit and it is convicting them of compromise.  They know that they have chosen a limited life based on the wounds of their past and the threats of the future.  They know that they were born for something much bigger than the puny plans that presently control their life.

For now, we do not need to know where the money, the plan or the opportunity will come from to make our vision a reality.  What we must know right now is that we are not crippled by our culture, poisoned with grief, or blinded by adversity.  None of these things can stop us unless we let them.

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As I survey  our new name and the rendering of what it will look like on our front a voice is saying “Don’t make small, affordable plans but prepare to launch out in the deep for a great catch.   People be walking by all of the time and seeing our new sign and I can already read their minds…”who are these people and what are they thinking?”   WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN A DARK TIME AND THERE IS ONLY ONE THING ON OUR MIND. IT IS A THOUGHT THAT PERMEATES OUR BEING, FORGES OUR PLANS AND OCCUPIES US CONTINUALLY…“IN THE LAST DAYS THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEIR GOD WILL BE STRONG AND CARRY OUT GREAT EXPLOITS.”

 This is what matters.  This is the only fact that counts.  This is the only reality that has a right to influence us and guide our plans.  Yes, you can expect me to come to you and ask for the ammunition to carry on this great and noble work for Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is brooding over billions of souls while life is beating the hope out of them, do you hear their cry?  Better yet, can you hear the mighty voice of God inviting us to partner with Him in the greatest work He has ever done?

The fire has now spread to the Dream House in Martinez. 

Last night the people overflowed the Dream House in the first of two services called A Time for Fire.  Before we knew this became more than a theme for a conference…it was reality!  The time was now and the fire was present.

Whatever God is doing in Santa Rosa has indeed spread to Martinez!

No one should have been surprised because all of the elements of fire were present.  The reports from Santa Rosa were overwhelming.  The worship led by Michael and Angela Pinkston elevated everyone to heaven.  And then the message by Sean Smith ignited a passion for revival that was unquenchable.  He took the words God gave him and sent them off to war!

First came the worship.  Michael and Angela attacked the songs and refused to let up until a thick cloud of God’s amazing presences flooded the Dream House.  We did realize that we had stood for 45 minutes.  Time stood still as wave after of worship took possession of each heart.

During the preaching the people made the decision.  Revival, true revival in our time is not optional but mandatory for the survival of the American way of life.  Young and old alike were overcome by the flaming conviction and presence of God.  Decisions for a lifetime were made in this room.  The Holy Spirit infused us with power to made commitments of the highest order.

When Sean made the point that voices were ordering us to be quiet and accept the new America that the antichristian forces are building and we can no longer let it go without divine anger and outrage, the place erupted with a holy roar.

Then came a sense of victory unlike anything ever felt in this house.  We wondered if God would hold us here all night!  If what we felt and saw in this room this night is any indication of what Jesus is doing in other parts of our nation then Satan is toast.  More tomorrow.

 

The Sword of Goliath

Something very urgent happens today in Martinez CA.   Not far from us there was a big fire at the Standard Oil Refinery.  It did a lot of damage and has left local residents enraged.  However, another fire will be deliberately started today.

Before we get to that let’s talk about the sword of Goliath.  This was one amazing weapon.  It was without equal, and for years it spelled instant death to anyone who faced it in battle.  The giant was not just big, he was agile and lightning fast for a nine and a half foot man.

This sword came back into David’s life at a strategic moment.  He was on the run.  King Saul was hell bent on killing David.  1 Samuel 19:8,9 says, “ And David said to Ahimelech, “Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.”  9 So the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, there it is, wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it. For there is no other except that one here.”  And David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.”

This sword did not reappear in David’s life by coincidence.  It was perfectly timed to encourage him in an hour of need.   Holding the sword gave him a flashback to his real identity.  He was not a fugitive, he was an anointed giant killer.  The same God that preserved him from lions, bears, and giants would keep him from the hand of Saul.  That was the message that this gleaming weapon sent to him.

Notice how Ahimelech and David said very different things about the same sword.  Ahimelech said that this was the only weapon available.  David said it was also the best weapon available.

Revival is like the sword of Goliath.  There is nothing like it.  Nothing can alter the disaster of a nation like moral awakening.  Nothing comes close to revival for its power to convert, disciple and launch mighty warriors of God.  Revival infuses even while it defuses.  It imparts, ignites, and flows with irresistible power to awaken right desires in diseased souls.

However, Ahimelech was also right.  There was no other weapon available.  Revival is not just the best thing, it is now the only thing.  The time of regular religion is over.  The fantasy that some slick marketing campaign with make a difference in America is pathetic.  The soul of this nation has but one cure.  The impending disaster of Washington and Wall Street has not other cure now but revival.  Revival is not longer optional…not when a nation is at stake.

Revival is such a matter of life and death that every minister who is not actively pursuing it may soon be labeled a traitor.

The Fire in Santa Rosa rages on to its 8th week this Sunday night.  This is glorious but it is also life and death.  It has come, along with many other fires breaking out in America, at just the right moment.  The fire of God reminds that we are not baby sitters but giant killers.  We are in the world, and more specifically, we are in America for just such a time as this!

Pursuing revival must not be a wispy aspiration for preachers, it is beyond urgent.  It is not just the best thing it is now the only thing!

Please join us tonight at 7:15 and tomorrow at 5PM for a Special Conference: A TIME FOR FIRE at Dream House in Martinez.

Now Look What Happened!

 

 

Many, many times we cannot report even some of the most dramatic healings that we see in Santa Rosa.  In the abundance of miracles we simply cannot keep up with all of them.  Here is one that you must know about.

When she was called out she was dying…each word was like a bullet when God began to heal her.   Here was a body that needed everything replaced!  Her best friend stood with her stunned by the accuracy of every word.  What she needed was a new liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and knees.  She could barely breathe or stand let alone walk! 

Then all heaven broke loose.  She could feel supernatural life in all of her vital organs.  She could breathe and felt no pain.  You have to understand how destroyed her back and leg were to appreciate what happened next.  You could not see it but you could feel it…it was as if lightning struck her limbs and then she took off!

It was like reliving the healing of the man at the gate beautiful!  She jumped, she ran, she charged around the building on her new legs and she did not tire because now she had new lungs.  Amazement followed her around the room!

She finally was able to tell her story and it was in fact like something out of the Bible.  Oh how she had suffered!  She had no idea that God would heal her on this night.  It was greater than words could tell.

Now praise, real praise enveloped the entire audience.  So deep was the worship that it unleashed a river of even more healings.   People were staggering under the power of God that permeated the room.

Indeed, heaven has invaded Santa Rosa!  It is amazing to think that we are going to embark on an unprecedented 6th week this Sunday.

The Santa Rosa Fire Becomes Unstoppable

What happened Tuesday night July 2, let me start again, what God did, no let me begin one last time: what happened Tuesday Night July 2 was God making Himself available on a level I have not known, and it was people, including lost souls violently taking the Kingdom by force.

This is happening in the heart of liberal, improved beyond Jesus into New Age, pot smoking, gay marriage, Obama fearing Northern California!

It would be easy if all I had to do was report statistics of souls saved, bodies healed, and rate the level of excitement in this meeting.  Not only would that be unfair to the actual event, it borders on sacrilege!  This was too big, too holy and too strategic to be boxed into those terms.

This was a reckoning.  God has rolled up His sleeves and decided that now is the time for Satan to pay for what he has done to a city, a people, and the church.  Jesus has made a way for Santa Rosa where there was no way!

It is not as if we did not get a fair warning.  It was the singing that tipped us off.  Yes, people sing exuberantly in our meetings all of the time but this, this was a people singing as if this was their final chance to glorify God while they were still in human form.

God has given this audience a holy desperation for more of Jesus.  I have seen people draw on the anointing but this was a sacred suction where everything the Holy Spirit granted was immediately absorbed by the famished crowd.

The conversions were old school.  It was weeping, confession, repenting and wholly turning to Jesus for real deal Christianity.  

Then the miracles began!  I cannot remember when the Holy Spirit clothed an audience with power so freely.  The moment a description of an illness was given the right person would jump up and receive.  As each supernatural miracle would occur, all glory would be given to Jesus.  Exclamations started coming from many places at once.  “I can walk!  “I can move without pain!”  “I can see!”  On and on it went until it seemed that almost one third of the entire audience was claiming they had received some kind of a miracle.

Faith arose.  The level of power increased.  Now I received strict orders to call out one woman.  I told her that she had cancer and that doctors had placed an expiration date on her.  We brought her to the front and when Mechelle laid hands on her it seemed that lightning had struck her and then God Himself took her in His arms to make her whole.

How can you end something like this?  You cannot!  I have had good meetings.  This is way beyond that .  The Santa Rosa Fire is unstoppable.  By acclamation the army of God Santa Rosa has added 4 more nights.

Listen carefully:  Sunday July 8 I will actually conduct three miracle services in one day! (Pray for me!)  The first is at 10: AM at Living Word Family Church.  1020 Center Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95403   Call 707 280 6810. 

Then at 2 PM at Dream House 1015 Estudillo Street Martinez CA 94553 Call 925 300 3007.

Then back at Living Word Family Church for 6PM. We continue at Living Word Monday-Wednesday at 7PM nightly!

 

Kenneth E. Hagin left yet another deep well of revival in Tulsa right alongside of Oral Roberts and T.L. Osborne.   

In August 1934, Rev Kenneth E. Hagin was miraculously healed, raised off a deathbed by the power of God and the revelation of faith in God’s Word. Jesus appeared to Rev. Hagin eight times over the next several years in visions that changed the course of his ministry. In 1967, he began a regular radio broadcast that continues today as Rhema for Today.

In 1968, Rev. Hagin published the first issues of The Word of Faith magazine, which now has a monthly circulation of more than 300,000. The publishing outreach he founded, Faith Library Publications, has circulated worldwide more than 65 million copies of books by Rev. Hagin, Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin, and several other authors. Faith Library Publications also has produced more than 9 million audio teaching CDs.

In 1974, Rev. Hagin founded RHEMA Bible Training Center USA, which to date has over 24,000 alumni. RHEMA Bible Training Centers have opened in 14 other nations: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, and Thailand. Together, the 14 schools have more than 29,000 graduates worldwide.

It is important to note that he was concerned that people were turning his teachings into a formula that did not make room for the moving of the Holy Spirit.  To that end, he travelled near the end of his life in rallies that featured great moves of God.  He also gathered together many of the voices that were teaching prosperity and rebuked them for imbalance.

Tonight the contributions of Dr. Oral Roberts, Dr. T.L. Osborne, and Kenneth E. Hagin weighed heavy on me.  I cannot revive Tulsa.  I have no illusions about my influence here.  It will take a great overruling of darkness and unbelief to turn this great city back to God.

However, it was wonderful to feel the people of Grace embracing the move of God.  This gave me great faith for an outpouring of the Spirit.  They were bold and flowed freely in miracles tonight.

Indeed they understood that we must reopen the wells of our fathers.  It is time for Tulsa!  Tomorrow I will preach three different sermons.  Everyone left knowing that a great act of  God was about to crash into this awesome family of believers.