Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Resurrection Day!

Happy Easter!

Ephesians 1:18-20: "I pray may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance...and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength which He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms..."

Praise God! Jesus rose from the grave! He rose having paid the price for sin, once for all! He went to the cross willingly, having offered Himself up as God’s perfect sacrifice for our transgressions. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life! (1) Christ has given eternal life to us who believe upon Him and received Him as savior. It is by grace you have been saved through faith, it is gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast! (2) He came unto His own but His own did not receive Him, yet to as many as did receive Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God. (3)

We are thankful every time we think of what grace and mercy God has given us, that through faith in Christ we have redemption and eternal life. We who have believed upon Christ and received Him as Savior have been made children of God. His resurrection power also lives in us through the Holy Spirit!

We were blessed to see that resurrection power moving so gloriously as the Holy Spirit poured out over the meetings we just did in Canada as we ministered in Victoria and Vancouver.
We did meetings at Salvation House and Miracle Café, as well as home meetings, and the Spirit of God filled and empowered many people as well as brining healing and deliverance. We saw that the Holy Spirit was breaking chains over people’s lives and setting them free and healing them. The Lord was also equipping people to “do the stuff” as John Wimber used to put it, equipping people to minister the works of Christ!

We felt blessed to be ministering there once again and rejoice that Christ’s resurrection power continues to move with such strength and grace! Hallelujah!

(1) Romans 6:23
(2) Ephesians 2:8-9
(3) John 1:11-12

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

Brief Update

We’ve been ministering in Canada, doing some meetings in Victoria and Vancouver, and have been blessed to be experiencing the Holy Spirit moving powerfully! It is always such a huge blessing to experience the Lord pour out His presence in such a way!!

Irish History

Well, a little Irish history here for St Patrick's day: The Irish city of Dublin was actually named by the Vikings who during their invasions called it Dubhlind meaning “black pool” due to that dark-looking water with all the peat moss runoff in it. The Romans had avoided going north to Ireland in their day and had labeled Ireland Hybernia, which means “land of endless winter.” Well, it does rain an awful lot, so they weren't that far off! Anyways, Ireland didn't have the defenses built by Roman infrastructure of the past like many other parts of Europe, and it made it more vulnerable to invasion.

The British Isles’ history is quite intertwined with the Vikings. The Vikings’ first invasions began in Lindisfarne, aka Holy Island, which was an outpost of Celtic monks in Northumberland, in AD 793, and thus began the Viking age. The Vikings soon after began to invade Ireland.

Some of the Celtic monks were being taken captive back to Scandinavia. As the Scriptures say: “The weakness of God is greater than man’s strength.” (1 Cor 1: 25) Like their great spiritual ancestor Patrick, however, they relied on God in their position of weakness and eventually spiritually overcame their captors by leading many of the Vikings to Christ in a land few missionaries dared to go. As captives amongst the dreaded Norsemen, they overcame in their weakness by relying on the power of the Holy Spirit.

We have a few videos on these topics, including:

Check them out and Happy St Patrick's Day to you!