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EFFUSION: A YOUTH HAPPENING

 A YOUTH MISSION

Our poor parish priest has his hands tied. He doesn’t know how to attract the youth to his church.

EFFUSION YOUTH

The most important element is prayer. We would ask all the elders of the church to pray and fast seriously for a new Pentecost experience, EFFUSION. The area of the church is blessed with holy water or holy oil in preparation for this Event.

EFFUSION YOUTH HAPPENING

The other proviso is that the parish has to encourage at least six youth in a team with a youth minister or youth leader. This team will continue the missionary work in the parish after the EFFUSION Event.

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JESUS TAUGHT HEALING

HEALING - AS JESUS TAUGHT

Is  supernatural evangelism by healing biblical? Jesus did not rely on words alone to convince people as to who he was. Many times he said that if they did not believe His words then they should believe because of His miracles:“I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in My Father’s name speak for Me”              John 10:25

When Jesus appeared to His disciples, He gave them the Great Commission: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils …they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:15, 18 Jesus also said: “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing”.                                                                                                               John 14:12

HEALING - AS JESUS TAUGHT

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PRIESTS HAVE HEALING POWERS 2

PRIESTS  HEALING

All ministers, priests or religious have healing powers. Most don’t have the faith that is needed to use it. There are  two provisos: our saintly priest or religious must be born again and he must be following Jesus’ Great Commission:  (Jesus) said to them, “Go into all the world … In My name they will drive out demons; … they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”                                                                                                                                       Mark 16:15,17,18

“As you sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”                                                                                                                                  John 17:18

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”                                                                                                  1 Corinthians 12:27

Each part of the body performs it own distinct function, which makes it indispensable and wholly dependent on every other part. In the same way, the whole ministry of the Church is only the sum total of all its members. The clergy have a special role of leadership, but other believers are equally joined in the Church. This interdependence means that we need to be sensitive to part which each one of us has to play. That means that you will not be only doing your own thing.

“All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He distributes them to each one, just as He determines.” 1 Corinthians 12:11

PRIESTS HEALING

Healing was essential to the ministry of Jesus because healing offered indisputable evidence that He is the Christ of God: ”Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples … these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”                                                                                                                                         John 21:30-31

DOES JESUS STILL PERFORM MIRACLES TODAY?

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The GREAT COMMISSION 2

The Great Commission

Great Commission

Your author still believes in the Catholic Church and is nourished by all the blessings of the Lord’s Supper. Unfortunately, his Catholic instruction was found wanting even though it represented 800 hours from Grade 4 to Grade 12. There was very little mention of the Bible and the Holy Spirit was never really explained.  He is making up for lost time with Bible study. In retrospect, this unforgivable  waste emanated from the original stance that only a priest is able to interpret the Scriptures. 

In fact, Jesus Himself said that He must go so that the Teacher (Holy Spirit) could come: so a Christian has the Holy Spirit to lead him.

Historically, the Bible was kept out of the common tongues, like Greek, and only written in Latin for hundreds of years until 1611 with the introduction of the King James Bible in English, which was superior to any Catholic bible at the time.

In retrospect, the early Catholic fathers could not expect to know about the power of the gifts of the Holy Spirit  unless they pursued the  Great Commission.  Remember when Jesus gave His disciples His marching orders and with it the tools required to fulfill the directive. Here is the basis of the Great Commission: 

“He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation … And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons … they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”’ Mark 6:15,17,18

The author has become a Christian lay missionary over the last eight years and traveled to 15 countries.  He acknowledges the Presence of the Holy Spirit in his life with all His gifts. The author sometimes joins some of the evangelical missionaries who are involved with healing.

GREAT COMMISSION

The gifts of the Holy Spirit has become the biggest surprise. One cannot go on mission and simply wish people good tidings. The Holy Spirit provides the tools that you need to be effective, specifically the gift of healing. The biggest surprise continues even upon returning home: the healing is remarkably immediate. 

The Church is a “body” with different members, all playing different roles, all essential for the overall well-being of the body. We cannot expect to see the presence of the healing of the Holy Spirit in any specific parish unless it makes a serious commitment to the Great Commission.

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MEANING OF LIFE 2

meaning of life

FINDING THE MEANING OF LIFE

This is what life is about. It is being sent on a trip by a loving God, who is waiting at home for our return and is eager to watch the slides we took and hear about the friends we made. When we travel with the eyes and ears of the God who sent us, we will see wonderful sights, hear wonderful sounds, meet wonderful people … and be happy to return home.                                              HENRI NOUWEN

Meaning of Life

Most people are still searching for meaning. The idea is that inside each of us is a “God-shaped hole”–a place inside of our hearts that only God can fill. If we try to put anything else in there, it won’t fit (meaning, it won’t fill the need we have inside of our heart/soul).

“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”                                         Blaise Pascal

You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.                                                  St. Augustine of Hippo

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EVANGELIZING WHAT WE LOVE 2

WE EVANGELIZE WHAT WE LOVE

There are three languages that God has written on every heart: truth, goodness and beauty. Some people are more captivated on what is the truth and need more proof or reasons. Others are scandalized by the lack of goodness in the Church. Others still spend much time and effort seeking beautiful things in life, like artwork, music or travel. An evangelist must use the right language to connect to people.

 

Evangelism share the love

If your friend knows that you love him or her, then you have a pretty good chance of being heard. You can challenge him or her to grow and seek what is best.

Divine Appointment

The Holy Spirit provides the initiative for the conversation. This happens when you are praying for such conversations to happen. Pray that you will be sensitized to any divine appointment that God has aligned for you today.

Spiritual Conversation Starter Questions

  1. If you died today, do you know for sure you’d go to heaven? 
  2. If you died and stood before God and He asked you ‘Why should I let you into Heaven?’  What would you say?”

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SUPERNATURAL EVANGELISM USING HEALING 2

HEALING – AS JESUS TAUGHT IT

Is  supernatural evangelism by healing biblical? Jesus did not rely on words alone to convince people as to who he was. Many times he said that if they did not believe His words then they should believe because of His miracles:“I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in My Father’s name speak for Me” John 10:25

Healing

When Jesus appeared to His disciples, He gave them the Great Commission: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils …they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:15, 18 Jesus also said: “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing”.                                                                                                               John 14:12

Supernatural Evangelism

We fail to do it the Jesus way because we are afraid of failure and embarrassment, which is natural. Remember all of the direction given in the Last Great Commission:   It includes a missionary effort.

While on mission, you simply cannot say hello, I wish you well and goodbye. God knows that you must have the tools that you need to make a difference. Those who have dedicated themselves to become Christian Lay Missionaries discover that the Holy Spirit has endowed them with the gift of healing. This gift does not disappear when you come back home: it is real and immediate healing.

In the book of Acts the apostles continually declared that people were healed in the Name of Jesus. Physical healing, miracles, and gifts of the Spirit were regular occurrences as the early Christians engaged in evangelism.  This was consistent with the life and ministry of Jesus, and it illustrated His promise that “these signs will accompany those who believe.”                                                    Mark 16:17

SUPERNATURAL EVANGELISM HEALING

 It is because all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus that infirmities and demons have to go. His authority has been invested in us.  The healing was done by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ working through a human agent.  In the case of demons, Jesus normally commanded them to go, in the same way as He commanded infirmities.

A PRAYER OF DELIVERANCE

A prayer of deliverance commands any evil spirits influencing someone to leave and never return and to go to Jesus Christ who will dispose of them according to His will.

These spirits are very legalistic and they must be identified by their function. For example, the spirit of generational sins, defects and disorders are identified and must leave, that influence those over four generations for which they are innocent. The Bible says that children are punished for the sins of their fathers “to the third and fourth generation” Exodus.20:5. The children of alcoholic fathers frequently suffer neglect and abuse as a direct consequence of their father’s sinful behavior. Moreover, the descendants of those who hate God are likely to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers.

Paul makes it clear that spiritual gifts are given by the Holy Spirit to build up the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:7-31 normally accompanied by the laying on of hands. But there is a second direction:”in My name shall they cast out devils”. Mark 16: 17

Let’s look at the actions of Peter and John:

  • They were doing a normal activity—the miracle happened outside the church.
  • They took notice of the man and spoke to him. They took the initiative to offer healing.
  • They weren’t side-tracked by the initial need of money.
  • They gave what they had—The Word of God and the power of the name of Jesus.
  • They spoke with authority.

HEALING GIVE EVANGELISM OPPORTUNITIES

The Church has a mission, not a maintenance schedule. You and I are the hands and feet of God. You mission is important and it involves the whole Body of Christ.

Why don’t we try to reach the lost using the Jesus way?

The power and authority of Jesus to heal through nameless believers is the same today in the 21st Century as it was when He walked on the Earth 2,000 years ago. In God’s sovereignty, a physical healing is used as trigger event, a catalyst that leads to lots of evangelism conversations. You will find nothing in the Scriptures to suggest that such miraculous gifts have ceased. 

DOING IT JESUS’ WAY BRINGS UNITY

When we evangelize the Jesus way we find the body of Christ united, since all Christian religions are on a common ground that is biblical. As believers we are called into one body, the body of Christ Jesus. We are to strive for unity among ourselves in all things. Unity is the state of being one or single of minded.  There should be no divisions or arguments among us. “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1. This is because there is power in the unified body of Christ Jesus. Look at what happened on the day of Pentecost. The Bible says that the disciples were all together in one accord.

EVANGELIZING WHAT WE LOVE 2

OBSTACLES TO PHYSICAL HEALING 2

PHYSICAL HEALING ASSURED 2

ASTONISHING PREDICTIONS

God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions  show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17  (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE. 

DIVINE OR HUMAN CALIPHS

The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.

CHINA DECEASED RELATIVES

Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.

CHINA AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ.  No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY. 

Christianity and Hinduism Differences

BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!

Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is  a relationship with God, your Creator,  in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles.  How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2

 HEALING?

 Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing.  They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress.  Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.Chinese Religion God

AN EXPERIMENT OF GOD’S TOUCH 2

HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?

Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth. 

Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.

This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels  two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.

He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical  sense of peace.

DREAMS AND VISIONS

God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart.  God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES 2

PROOF OF HEAVEN 2

Is the BIBLE true? 2

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

god proof

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Catholic Protestant DISUNITY 2

Catholic Pride — Protestant Prejudice

Catholic Retrenchment
“I consider myself convicted by the testimony of Holy Scripture, which is my basis; my conscience is captive to the Word of God.” Martin Luther

The problem starts with a most Catholic extravagant claim: the submission on the part of every person to the bishop of Rome is altogether necessary for salvation. This stance created a state of pride and eventually a Protestant engendered prejudice against Catholics.

The papacy had become a French institution and this caused its prestige to wither, because there was to be two popes for 39 years: one in Rome and the other in Avignon, France. To make things worse, the cardinals of both Popes called for a council to which neither Popes elected to attend, so a third Pope was elected. The fall of Constantinople prompted the Russian Orthodox Church to proclaim Moscow as the third Rome. Later, a Council disposed of all three popes. What an embarrassment!

There were some popes that were well known for nepotism who sought to advance the welfare of their children. Some popes undertook expensive building programs that needed financing, which was provided by the sale of indulgences for souls in purgatory. Offices were scandalously sold. Borgia, was notoriously immoral and secured the papacy through bribery. He promoted the welfare of his daughter and his ruthless son.  As to indulgences, the popes really had no power to forgive any sin: they can only declare and confirm God’s forgiveness.

Reform was never considered. In fact, one pope during the time of Martin Luther, never really comprehended the depth of the revolt. Instead he promoted the affairs of his family and spent lavishly. The papacy in general resisted calls for a reforming council that would democratize the church’s power structure.

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabelle of Castile left a black mark on the Church because they virtually took control of the Church, seeking through the Inquisition to root out heretics. In the end, historians estimate that between five and fifteen million people lost their lives because of the Inquisition. It was a very efficient movement because an accused person had practically no rights. This crushing repression resulted that Spain never did have a Reformation. Does the end justify the means?

The Reformation: a 500 Year Anniversary  

500 anniversary Reformation  

During a visit to Rome Martin Luther was shocked and disappointed by the religious superficiality and worldliness of Rome. On October 31, 1517, the vigil of All Saints’, Luther affixed to the castle church door, which served as the “black-board” of the university, on which all notices of disputations and high academic functions were displayed, his Ninety-five Theses. The act was not an open declaration of war, but simply an academic challenge to a disputation.

While ostensibly aimed at the abuse of indulgences the theses were a covert attack on the whole penitential system of the Church and struck at the very root of ecclesiastical authority. 

Here is part of the theses. The Bible is the only source of faith. Faith alone can work justification, and man is saved by confidently believing that God will pardon him. One does good works not to earn entry into heaven but to express joy and gratitude for what God has done. This is a better motive based on love.

When Martin Luther translated the letter to the Romans into German in the sixteenth century, he added the word alone —but alone is not in the original Greek text. The phrase “faith alone” does occur in the New Testament: one time, in James 2:24. There the inspired apostle denies that justification is from faith alone: “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.” 

LUTHER REJECTED TRANSUBSTANTIATION

Transubstantiation is the conversion of the substance of the Eucharistic elements into the body and blood of Christ at consecration. It was argued by the Protestants that this only served to support the superior vocational status of priests. Did God in His wisdom allowed the understanding of the Last Supper to be vague enough in order to facilitate a different interpretation? This could pave the way for a needed renewal.

The hierarchy and priesthood are not divinely instituted or necessary, and ceremonial or exterior worship is not essential or useful. Ecclesiastical vestments, pilgrimages, mortifications, monastic vows, prayers for the dead, intercession of saints, avail the soul nothing. All sacraments, with the exception of baptism, Holy Eucharist, and penance, are rejected.

There is no visible Church or one specifically established by God whereby men may work out their salvation. A body of specially trained and ordained men to dispense the mysteries of God is needless and a usurpation. The priesthood is universal; every Christian may assume it.

Later Luther called for the even more revolutionary notion of abolition of five of the seven Catholic sacraments. Still later, he established a pattern of marriage for pastors by marrying a former nun.

The final result was subjective individualism, which became the prime factor in multiple divisions within Protestantism. It opened the door to breakdown of all social authority and anarchy like the Peasant Revolt, which rejected both the established church and the state.

Explosive Expansion

Luther the reformer had become Luther, the reluctant revolutionary. His ideas spread like wildfire, aided by the newly invented printing press. The upheaval was so great that many military conflicts took place post-1517 and there was a religious break down. He courted the state as an ally, which eventually put the state in control of both religion and education.

The epicenter of reform now moved swiftly away from Germany to Switzerland and Holland where Calvin and Knox founded societies based on Luther’s principles. To England, where it would take a bloody civil war before Cromwell could establish his Protestant democratic state and finally, to the newly discovered lands of America, where the Pilgrim Fathers would found their new nation on Luther’s foundations of religious freedom.

In the background, three powerful nations followed their own self-interest rather than the dictates of the papacy: France, England and Spain. In all these countries the sword determined whether Roman Catholicism or Protestantism prevailed.

Leaders of these countries must have been reading Machiavelli’s Prince. The book subscribed to the idea that each country must be adept at war and nothing should interfere with their goal. Rulers cannot afford the luxuries of justice and mercy unless these promote their own goals.

Anabaptists believed in baptizing adults in the Spirit only to adults who freely believed in the Gospel. They plagued the mainline Protestants and Catholics and because they endangered the union of church and state they were persecuted (50,000 eradicated in 1535). The remnants of Anabaptists gathered together as community of peaceful believers – the Mennonites and the Huterites, who endured persecution that caused emigration and scattering.

There was a second generation of Protestants emerging – the Calvinists. They clashed violently with Roman Catholicism for control of Western Europe. John Calvin instituted compulsory enforcement of pure doctrine and discipline.  This included infractions of dancing, gambling, theater, etc.  The French version were called Huguenots, who were also persecuted and many decided to emigrate to the New World.

The Catholic Renewal

Catholic Renewal

 It is foolish to think that the Catholic Church was supposed to simply bow to Luther’s novel ideas quickly, rather than assert its own received tradition and demand a retraction on his part. The fault lies more in the slowness of any Catholic reaction, which only came about 28 years later in only a limited way.

The Roman Catholic Church took countermeasures. The Pope formed a commission to investigate clerical immorality which included 26 sections of glaring abuses: prostitution, bribe, indulgence excesses and the like.

Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuits who believed in radical obedience to the Church Militant and the Pope. The Jesuits wished to restore the Catholic Church to its previous dominance. They were successful in turning the tide of the Reformation and they distinguished themselves in education and missions.

The Council of Trent in 1545 reaffirmed every challenged dogma. In fact, they placed tradition at a par with Scriptures as an authoritative source in faith and morals. The Council condemned divorce and prohibited remarriage as long as the other partner was still living. Purgatory exists and souls detained there can be helped with good works of the living. Saints can be venerated and invoked. There was to be no salvation outside the Catholic faith. (opps) Finally, only Latin was to be used in ceremonies, which has since been abolished. 

UNITY WILL COME THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT

I desire you to pray for the Unity of My Body;
pray so that you may be but one Fold and one Shepherd;
 pray for Peace, Unity and a greater love among you;
like My Father and I are One and the Same.

CATHOLIC ORTHODOX UNITY

Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own.   She hears, interiorly, a voice first, then , when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes.                                                                                                           TLIG.org

I am your Abba seed of Mine, flourish, embellish and let your fruits feed many, My plans, I have designed long before you were born, for I Am The Authority.  Men tend to forget easily that My Church will be led always from above and not from below, they tend to forget that all power is given from above;

So I tell you that any earthly authority, any earthly kingdom that infiltrated into My Church, will not last, I will shatter it and throw it down into a heap of dust, you knew all this from before and yet you neither listened nor obeyed Me, you have barred Me out, but I will open all your doors and even your windows so that My Spirit would breathe freely in My Domain, nobody will have the power to obstruct the passages I will open.

I will remind them once again that I am the Alpha and the Omega, I the Holy of Holies, the Holy Trinity-all-in One, The Authority, I shall soon be with you, I will place all those who love Me into My Heart, My Heart will be their New Home.”

“I told you and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify to me. But you do not believe, because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”                      John 10,22-30

If the kingdom of the Church must survive eternally, it is because its faith is undivided, because it is one body.

 “There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all, and works through all, and is in all.”                            Ephesians 4:5-6

Human reckonings and human doctrines made a devastating desert out of My Church.

If My Language cannot be understood by the world
it is because their doctrine is not grounded in the Truth which is Love;

I have deported you from Egypt to a people not your own,
to unite My Church, but no one yet knows the whole way to unity
and no one yet has grasped the out setting of My Plan.
They have not yet recognized the paths I am preparing for them to tread;

The theologians and the philosophers have not yet found the key to Unity that Wisdom holds;   I speak but they do not take in what I say,  only My Own take in what I say;  I know them and they know Me.

Since My Language and My Teachings do not penetrate them, they would disagree.

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They have severed My Body and have forgotten that it is My Head which strengthens and holds the whole Body together.

They do not bend either; instead they run to offer Me incense, but what am I to do with all their incense? I want incense from their heart, I want peace from their heart, I want praises from their heart, I want love, mercy and compassion from their heart; I want reconciliation from their heart.

The Citadel of the proud shall fall into a heap of dust. Their pride and glory will fall when My Spirit besieges them.

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IS THERE A PURGATORY? 2

BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!

Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is  a relationship with God, your Creator,  in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles.  How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2

 HEALING?

 Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing.  They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress.  Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.Chinese Religion God

AN EXPERIMENT OF GOD’S TOUCH 2

HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?

Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth. 

Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.

This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels  two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.

He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical  sense of peace.

DREAMS AND VISIONS

God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart.  God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES 2

PROOF OF HEAVEN 2

Is the BIBLE true? 2

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

god proof

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AWAKENING CHARISMS 2

CHARISMS & THE LAITY
Awaken the Laity

To integrate or awakening of the role of the laity into the whole life of the Church will need Power of the Holy Spirit and all His charisms. All the baptized by the very fact of their baptism, can minister in Christ’s Name to the whole world. They can have a desire to lead committed lives but they can also call to be actively involved in the liturgy. They can sometimes be involved with the development of some area of lay ministry or specialty in ministry.

To be Church means to live as community in the world for the service of the world. The Church is a community before it is a hierarchical institution. Unless we exist as a family, we do not exist as a Church. The image of the Church as family as a model can be easily understood: a Spirit inspired community whose members are one corporate body or family.. We are all social beings and we cannot live nor develop fully without interpersonal relationships

The “sacred traditions” of the Church claim exclusive hierarchical rights to teach, preach or govern. The total absence of the laity from leadership roles is an unhealthy dimension of the Church – even inefficient and spiritually damaging.

In His own time, Jesus condemned leaders”who make their authority felt” or “who lord it over others,” and He insisted “it is not to be so with you” Luke 22:24-27

There has been greater spiritual renewal in prayer and faith sharing outside the parish life in spontaneous small support groups and spiritual movements. This spiritual renewal has not been sacramental; these groups  use healing gifts .

Each of us has a proper and indispensable role in the mission of the Church. Lay persons identify with the world and through the grace of baptism and aided by charisms they strive to make the world a better place.

Shared responsibility would require that each baptized Christian be guaranteed not only freedom in responsible involvement in ministry but also freedom of speech regarding what him or her judges to be best for the Church. This new direction will only be realized if the non-clergy are willing to move up and the clergy are willing to move over, which is all based on the philosophy of genuine love – not on authority.

O humility, the most precious of virtues, how few souls possess you! I see only a semblance of this virtue everywhere, but not the virtue itself.                                                                                    Diary 1436 of St. Faustina

As John the Baptist the first preacher of Jesus Christ, reminds us that, “I must decrease so that He may increase.”                 John 3:30

Awaken the Laity

CHARISMS

Charisms are not just “natural abilities” but gifts distributed by the Holy Spirit to each person as He wills.

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