I have been in spiritual combat
since I was born again in 1965. Throughout the years I have
experienced just about everything the Devil could dish out but
there has also been the sweetness of the Holy Spirit in my
personal life and as well as on the national scale back to the
1970’s. I tell you the truth when I say that
I have never felt demonic oppression like right now,
not just over myself and the ministry, but in the world
The civil war in
Syria has claimed more than 100,000 dead in just three years and
the death rate is currently 1,000 per day. These are not caused
by biological or chemical weapons
but by artillery, small arms fire, napalm
and cluster bombs. The people in Syria are crying out for help
to stop the killing but no one is helping them.
People in the world
are tired of wars and would rather let the people of Syria be
decimated than lift a finger to help them.
In the meantime, we
are witnessing God's judgment on America. The beautiful nature
in Colorado has seen some devastating fires during the last 12
months and the heavens
in September as water started to come
and what the fire did not destroy, the destructive flooding is
I have not heard one
voice in the
media to call for people to repent
of their sins. Instead, I have heard
defiant voices vowing to rebuild and
come back stronger than ever. When are pastors and
television evangelists going to call
people to repentance?
How much must God destroy before the Christian leadership wakes
up and realizes that we are in the same position as ancient
Israel, when God was judging them for their sins?
The Devil has
attacked us in such a vicious manner that it seems there
is no end to the blow being rained upon us.
I thought the breakup of Resurrection Life of Jesus Church was a
hard blow and that God would stay the hand of Satan after that
but I was
are like a
combat unit that has been overrun and
we are trying to retreat and regroup
behind new defense lines. The majority
of church members split off into
difference directions and those of us who still remain are
fighting with reduced resources.
is comprised of
seasoned fighters and we were able to
salvage the webcasting equipment and other inventory from
the church building. What we did not need
was either sold or given away to other ministries. We were left
with an unpaid bill for rent and
repairs of the church facilities
and we were finally able to pay off this
debt just recently.
in the church experienced
devastating attacks on their
health, ranging from heart attacks, diabetes, skin rashes, loss
of balance and Parkinson's disease. Our tiny work force
was decimated by these attacks and we
lost most of
the people who were part of the deliverance teams.
Instead of getting
reinforcements from God, Satan has reduced us to a skeleton
crew, which continues to
fight hard, but we are
getting tired. Despite these heavy losses, I
recently took my sick wife on a
grueling three day outreach to Oregon
where we helped deliver Bill
and Susan (not their real names), who had
come out of drugs, alcohol and occultism. For the last 3 years
they have been feeding off our
website and been counseled over the
phone. Bill had never been baptized
in water and we did that in a children's pool;
after we changed our clothes, I
We received a great
spiritual blessing from
these events and we are thankful that we had
the opportunity to reach out to this young couple who have
suffered greatly. God has given mankind a great gift when
it comes to emotions but they can also be our downfall; it is
easy to become cynical, lose heart and walk away in disgust.
SURROUNDED AND CUT OFF
General Custer and his men realized they were surrounded by
enemy forces at the battle of Little Big Horn. There were no
reinforcements coming and all they could do was fight to the
last man. I still believe God is
going to send reinforcements and He
won’t let us succumb to the assaults
of the Devil. We have invested our
lives into the Gospel to make a difference in the lives of
people and God won’t let that fall to
I know that things
are tough all over the
place, and I have seen the big and small
ministries alike asking for financial
help in the last few weeks, so
we are not the only ones being
hit by Satan.
DON’T LOSE HOPE!
easy to quit a diet, divorce your spouse or resign from a job
when it gets tough, and before you know it, apathy is knocking
on your door. If you start something like a diet, it is
important hang in there and stick to it so you can lose the
weight. Likewise, nobody likes conflict in marriage, but you
did make a vow before all those witnesses to make it work until
the Lord takes you home. And when it comes to your job, finish
well and move on to the next project. It's no different with
spiritual matters. So many Christians start the race quickly but
how many continue the course with sustained passion and energy?
Not many. As I’ve said so many times, it’s not so important how
you begin your life after salvation, but how you finish it.
The farmer plows his field, plants the seed, and waters the
crop, even though it is God who causes the germination, growth
and the harvest. The farmer cannot do what God must do, and God
will not do what the farmer should do. God requires our
cooperation and has given us the task of walking with Him.
Have you been fed by this ministry? Do you read our material and
watch the webcast? If so, would you take a moment and give
generously to the work of the Lord? You
might already be a financial supporter but there are many
who have never given anything to further the Gospel. Any amount
is appreciated, even if you give one dollar
or one hundred dollars, would you send what you can today?
Is God calling you
to be part of this mission outreach ministry?
relocating to the Sacramento area to help us?
To the scoffers who
read this letter , I will say this: “Yes, we do trust in God.
Yes, we pray in faith. However,
God has always used His
people on earth to finance His
work, but if the people do not know there is a need, there will
be no action.
I also know that God can speak directly to people and tell them
to give, and every day I am asking God to speak to His people,
that I do not know. But even the apostle Paul who had such great
faith asked and collected funds for the hurting members of the
church in Jerusalem.”
Thank you for
responding and standing with us
in this time of great need.