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Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's Delightful, It's Delicious, It's DeLorean!

Above--Walt and Margaret Paul, hot-rodders! Below--Dannelle Woody and Linda Kozar posed in Jim and Susan Hersch's DeLorean, a "Back To The Future" type car, to announce they will be teaching "Back To OUR Future--a Study on the Book of Revelation." The study begins on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009, from 9:30-11:30 am at Linda's Home. Please email for further info.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Slain in the Spirit testimony

(written 12/11) I wanted to share what happened at last night’s prayer service (12/10). We got there 10 minutes late. I had Sam with me (he's 9) which was not easy. I walked in and immediately felt the presence of the Lord. I had to take Sam because my teen boys went to their small groups, and David's in Ohio with his dad who is quite ill. Sam was whining and moaning about the loud music during the first half of the service. I almost gave in and left, but I put a condition that if we left, he would give up computer play the rest of the week. I wanted to see if it's him whining or the enemy through him. Huh, somehow he was able to stay *wink* , and Praise God that I did. I later found out Dana Spinler had prayed for him to hang on and make it through the service.

When they prayed for healing for either you or standing in for someone, Sam and I went up and prayed for David's dad, against the spirit of depression. I immediately started bawling when the prayer started, and it moved into huge sobs, which turned into convulsing. I was slain in the spirit, bigger than I had ever experienced. I remember two people laying hands on me - Emily Graham was one, but I didn’t know the other person. It felt like pitch-blackness was releasing from me. I could not control my sobbing or convulsing. I remember repenting and giving it over to Jesus. Most of it was just complete darkness, but I do remember a pair of hands taking it away. When the prayer was over, I was so unsteady on my feet that I had to be helped back to the front row of seats.

Poor Sam was crying for me. I didn't mean to scare him. He just went up with me in faith for his Papa. It took us the entire next prayer to calm down.

I got a call at 3am last night from the nursing home looking for my husband. He's at his dad's house in Ohio. My FIL was put back into the hospital and near death this morning from a kidney infection. I'm ok if it's his appointed time, but I didn't want him to go due to depression. I was still holding out hope that he would recover because at the time of praying yesterday, the depression was his only issue. David later called to say that the doctor will try to get rid of the infection today. He cannot go to dialysis because of a breathing assistance machine he's on (not a ventilator). He also has aspiration pneumonia most likely caused by the infection. If he can pull through this infection, then he will go to dialysis tomorrow....if not, it's just a matter of time before his organs start shutting down.

For me, I have definitely seen healing for myself today. The Lord has spoken to me today that the healing was in fact for me. I didn’t sleep the entire night with the 3am phone call, yet, I’ve had more energy than I can remember in a long time. I have a low thyroid condition and a leaky gut condition that has hindered me with energy. I recently went through cleansing streams and at the retreat last month, I had a divine appointment at lunch with an intercessor who had the same thyroid/gut issues. She said she thought the Lord would heal me and prayed over me. I would be thrilled if this is part of that healing~!

The other thing I wanted to mention is that the Lord spoke to me about writing out my testimony of healing through cleansing streams on the boards during Sunday’s service and that He honored that.

Going through cleansing streams was fabulous, but I have seen continued healing in the past weeks and now this huge release of darkness. God is so good~!

Kate Young

(12/14) God healed my father-in-law, but it was not in the manner in which I thought it would be. George went home to be with Jesus on Saturday morning at 6:26am. We have the assurance that George had put his faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ, and will spend eternity with God. (John 11:25-26) Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." We will miss him until we are reunited with him in eternity with God too. Thank you Jesus for giving EVERYONE the free gift of grace and entrance into heaven through your saving blood on the cross. All we have to do is ask for it and we receive it. Thank you for dying for each and every person ever born into this world that we might be called child of God. You are our wonderful redeemer~!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chin Hair and Sin. . .by Kate Young

Most women hate to admit it, but as we age, many of us have to deal with pesky chin hairs due to a hormonal changes in our bodies. These hairs are not soft and a natural light color like the rest of hair on our face. These hairs are hard, dark and unsightly, much like we think of sin in our life. When they first appear, they can be there for weeks, until they get so long that we finally feel them as we brush our hand along our chin. I liken this to a new Christian who for the first
time is seeing and acknowledging sin in their life. As the Holy Spirit now tells them there is something in their life that doesn't belong and needs to be uprooted, just like these chin hairs.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Shaving the chin hairs might make them less noticeable but it doesn't get rid of the hair that will grow back. That is why they must be plucked from the root. This is how we should deal with sin. We need to find the root of the issue, renounce it to Jesus, and ask for His forgiveness so that it will be taken out of our life.

Hebrews 12:15
See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many

As we grow in our faith, we become more eagle-eyed on sin, just as many women become more concerned with their chin hair. Once they realize that the chin hair is coming in, they learn to deal with it.

Keeping closer account, we see when a new chin hair erupts…..almost as it breaks the skin. We're feeling it erupt, conscious of the change in the skin of our chin. God also gives us this ability with sin as the Holy Spirit prompts us about what needs plucked and
confessed. We grow in our faith and have a better ability to hear what He is telling us. The more sin we confess, the closer he will draw near. Once we confess sin, it sometimes reappears, just like chin hairs do. We need to be on the look out for it erupting in our life just
as we keep watch on our chins. I bet you never thought chin hairs and sin had any commonality, but the Lord showed me that they indeed do.

Keep your sin and chin hair uprooted and you will look better on the
outside as well as the inside to God and to others.