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Return to the Father's Heart
So the Earth Will Survive
Robert B. Scott

Return to the Father’s Heart

This crucial book will pave the way for the of coming Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who is prophesied to bring today’s absent fathers toward their neglected or jettisoned children and bring the heart of believers back to their Father in heaven. The book offers a solution to a pervasive problem among men today: their inability to forgive abusive fathers. This modern-day Elijah will “restore all things” (Mat. 17:11), including the true gospel of the Kingdom or Family of God, revealing the dangerous error of the grace revolution leading to the appearance of the man of lawlessness, an evil leader who will fight the second coming of Jesus. Click HERE to order your copy today!

 

 

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Shabbat Shalom! Pastor Robert Scott

The Triple Connection

 

            We asked our Father Love what new congregations needed to understand first and foremost as a basis of their lives as believers. He responded: forgiveness, identity in Jesus, and the Sabbath.

            Those of us who have kept the Sabbath have realized the connection between these three teachings and practices. Allow me to explain.

            God calls the Sabbath an identifying sign, a sign of who He is and who we are in Him. It’s a sign “that you may know that I am [the Eternal, the “I am”] who sanctifies you” (Ex. 31:13).

            A threefold connection exists in these three main teachings a new believer needs to understand and that few believers have ever accepted. Obviously, Jesus understood this connection. Luke 4:16 says that He kept the Sabbath “as was His custom…” He promptly opened the part of the scroll that established his identity as the Son of God, anointed to preach the gospel of the Kingdom.

            The Sabbath in the understanding of the Hebrew letters in the word has the following meaning: return to the covenant or cross. For Jesus it meant to return to His covenant with His Father so He would do and say what He saw His Father say and do. His intimacy with the Father was based in the weekly reminder of His identity in the Sabbath, His oneness with the “I am.” He knew He had been set apart by His Father. Being one with the “I am,” He knew that He was the “I am.”

             His identification with the “I am” costs him His life and His reputation. His brothers and sisters thought he was crazy and said so. Imagine the challenge.

            I don’t have to imagine it. I was attacked with a life-threatening illness in 1986. God saved me in His mercy from sure death, my former wife being told to prepare for burying me in three hours. God didn’t let me die, but because of my unforgiveness to a ministerial boss, there was a delay. This boss had challenged my identity, which I didn’t understand as a son of my Father Love and a brother of Jesus. That situation obliged my Father to allow problems to bring me back to Him.

            I went through twelve years of severe mental illness, wanting to kill myself several times. To this day, twenty years after all who really know me also know I was healed, my immediate family doesn’t think I am healed. Even my family in my native U.S. thinks I am still mentally ill.

            As Jesus lives in me, I must call on my Father’s gift of forgiveness to forgive my family, my birth family and the family of my first marriage. Jesus did. He forgave his siblings who cursed him with mental illness. He went through everything we could possibly go through.

             The key to the forgiveness Jesus displayed every day of His life was identity. He knew who He was. And that identity was refreshed and solidified every Sabbath day as He was reminded of who His Father was and who He was in Him.

            He didn’t allow Himself to be overwhelmed by the opinion of his family and the religious establishment, who called him demon-possessed.

            Our Father has taught us to lay down our problems every Friday just before the Sabbath so we could enter into the joy of the Sabbath and have our identity refreshed every week. If we don’t follow that command, we can easily be overwhelmed by our weekly challenges.

            God gives also the new moons to lay down our long-term burdens so we don’t have to carry them throughout our lives. We have a “Christian” world that has forgotten the covenant and the cross it represents.

            Today, we can emphasize the meaning of the word Shabbat that means, “return to the cross.” Jesus laid down His life for us to give us a new day every day, even if we murdered someone the day before. God always gives us a new day, and a true believer will always forgive us and give us a new day. God forgets our sin. Although a believer may not forget the offense, he or she will not bring it up and considers it as a past that doesn’t exist.

            That’s how God want us to consider ourselves, forgiven as if we had never sinned. And that’s where the problem is. Often we can’t forgive ourselves, so God can’t therefore forgive us. He delivers us to the demonic tormentors to drive us back to Him.

            You can see why God told us the first teaching that is most important is forgiveness, especially forgiveness of ourselves so we can walk in our identity.

             We can finally accept the identity we have in Jesus. Our Father said to Him before He did any mighty works, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

            When we accept our Father’s grace to forgive ourselves and others, we can then return to the cross, realizing that Jesus’ blood makes us exactly like Jesus. We can know that our Father sees us like He sees Jesus—exactly. As He is, so are we (1 John 4:17).

            John understood. Maybe that’s why he lived so long. He called himself “the disciple Jesus loved.” That’s who each of us believers are, if we will only recognize our identity. It’s easier for Sabbath keepers to understand this truth, but many Sabbath keepers haven’t accepted what their Father offers them—the grace to forgive others and themselves. This is why God told us forgiveness is the first thing.

            A Sabbath keeper should understand His identity in Jesus as a beloved son of Father Love, and he should have understood his need to forgive himself and give himself a new day every day. David was a man after God’s own heart. He gave himself a new day after committing adultery and murdering the husband of the woman he slept with.

            He didn’t live a live feeling sorry for himself and his fate. Jesus redeemed the situation, allowing him to marry that woman. Jesus had to allow the death of his young son because He hadn’t come to shed His blood to break curses, even from God.

            Today we can return to the cross on the Sabbath day, allowing ourselves to see ourselves as totally forgiven with our sins forgotten and erased by our Father because of Jesus’ blood. God has given us everything in the Sabbath day, identity and forgiveness, if only we will take advantage of it. Shabbat shalom!

 

 

 

 

 


Perplexing Reaction to Co-Worker Charlene Bishop

I was talking to a co worker yesterday about a young boy that did something wrong and is now in trouble with the law. My co-worker has a personal connection with the victim of this young boy.  When my co worker started crying about the pain the victim was feeling it made me very annoyed.  I was perplexed at why my co workers sensitivity to the victim would cause me to be annoyed.  It bothered me so much it was hard to get to sleep and I woke up thinking about the situation.  I had no peace.  The answer I received is that because there are people in my life who believe I am unworthy of forgiveness it has caused a bitterness in me.  That bitterness and pain in me met the unforgiveness/bitterness my co-worker has for the young boy.  My co-worker believes that because of what this young boy has done he is unworthy of forgiveness just like those in my life believe I am unworthy of forgiveness.  I thank Jesus for the empowerment to lay down the pain of being deemed unworthy of forgiveness, unworthy of compassion, of a new day, of being listened to and heard.  Thank you Jesus that you see me worthy of forgiveness and that You give me a new day.  Thank you Father for blessing that young boy and all individuals involved with the gift of forgiveness so that the destruction can stop now before more are hurt and injured.  Unforgiveness is like you drinking arsenic and then expecting the other person to die.


The Gates of Jerusalem Charlene Bishop
This week I have been reading Nehemiah.  I made a list of all the names of the gates of Jerusalem that Nehemiah and the people were rebuilding.  I want to know the real Hebrew meanings of each of the gates and then the meanings of each of the names that will be on the gates of new Jerusalem.   The Sabbath is a door/gate to Jesus and the covenants so each of these gates must carry a purpose and meaning.  We had listened to Beth Moore's Wednesday bible study when she talked about the man at the Beautiful Gate.  This gate was beautiful because of what it was made of and because it was the gate of forgiveness.  The man's healing manifested at the gate of forgiveness.  I invite you to add any research you have regarding this topic.

Access a Treasure Today! Pastor Robert Scott

That’s right. A treasure of revelation is awaiting you at our bookstore 

For fourteen years I have worked closely with Apostle Gerald Budzinski and the Holy Spirit has anointed me to write in book and e-books the amazing revelations God has given us over the years in Freedom Church of God. And now some of our most important titles are also in e-book format, and you can have access to them today! Click on our bookstore link above and enjoy treasures from God's Word.



Oops! Please Forgive Us! Pastor Robert Scott
We’re finally back on air with our Tribulation series in the correct order. What a relief! Our dominion prayer today at Sabbath services brought the final victory after a combination of fasting, prayers in the spirit from our prayer team and probably the bloggers who knew about it, praise, and some long days with attacks of frustration. It was our first time of trying to copy and paste or drop and drag items into a Window Media playlist on a PC laptop without a mouse. The operator of our radio studio located in our home was away thousands of miles in Kenya, and communications by phone and email was problematic.

But…God is good all the time and Jesus always leads us in victory. We know that the confusion Satan created by the virus in the original laptop we had used was a test of the ability of our listeners to forgive. Charlene Bishop gave an excellent sermon today on forgiveness. Even though you may not have heard it, we thank our Father for touching you with the spirit of forgiveness to forgive our many mistakes. This is not our area of specialty, but the prayers brought success. Our web administrator Martin Bishop came over after services to help, and we found the necessary papers, installed a temporary mouse, and in less than an hour, with a few blips in the stream, God allowed us to put everything in order for this super series.

Since you probably heard the first part of the Tribulation series, “Getting Past our Fears,” several times because of the confusion caused by switching to a different computer to transmit the stream, we decided to start with the exciting second part of the series on prophecy, a subject that always arouses interest. The “Awakening a Sleeping Bride” series will follow the Tribulation series.

As we open our Mac player upstairs above the studio here in our office, we are hearing the song, “Walking in the Light” streaming on our broadcast. We are reminded that “light arises in the darkness” for those who trust and obey in Jesus (Ps. 112:4). And God works all things for good to those who love Him (Rom. 8:28). We have learned to forgive ourselves, and we hope you are learning to forgive us!
Thank you.

We succeed because of our unity in prayer for each other. We prayed today in church for those on our blog who have been contemplating suicide. We thank God they will live and declare Jesus’ works in their lives (Ps. 118:17). We deeply appreciate those who share their challenges on our blog, and we appreciate especially those faith-filled believers who spend so many hours in prayer in answering the difficult questions on the blog. Even we have benefitted recently from revelations given on the blog that will cause breakthrough in our personal lives. We are a body, and we rejoice in the unity. We rejoice especially in the interest created by the fast involving the Benjamin blessing.

The Power of Faith Working by Love (Revised with Additions) Pastor Robert Scott
The Power of Faith Working by Love (Revised)

We rejoice greatly with those who rejoice. So we praise Jesus for the example Hunter has set by God’s grace and for his dramatic healing. He answered a man whose pastor pooh-poohed God’s tools against Satan, especially mocking the power of forgiveness. Yet we see in Hunter’s testimony the power of forgiveness, faith, and love, an encouragement to all of us. Faith indeed works by love and by forgiveness, without which no other tool can be organized and activated. We thank our Father for the Grace [Jesus] to receive all the covenant blessings, and to follow the example of those like Hunter who have persevered in forgiveness and thanksgiving. Here is Hunter’s testimony:

“Jordon J., I know the power of unforgiveness to keep one in bondage, and I know the empowerment of forgiveness to bring Jesus to every area that needs healing. My father had shot me in the back cutting my spinal cord because I told him I forgave him for all the cruel things that he did to me. When he shot me and left me paralyzed, I told him that I still forgave him. I knew Jesus would heal me, and for nearly ten years I have stayed in forgiveness. Three months ago my spinal nerve started to grow back together. It gave me feeling and some minor motion. Now the power released in staying in forgiveness has returned sixty per cent of the motion to my right leg and twenty-five per cent to my left leg. I am thanking Father God for my complete healing, because of His empowerment of the grace to forgive. That is joy in Jesus, not burn out. Tell you pastor that.”

God’s love is amazing, and the three Personalities of the Godhead, while perfect in love and unity, have specialties in their expression of love for us. The Father’s specialty is loving-kindness. Jesus’ specialty is bringing justice for us His brothers. He sits, however, on both the seats of mercy and judgment, so like the other members of the Godhead He extends mercy, but in a special way since He has lived in the flesh of mankind and is a merciful High Priest. The Holy Spirit’s specialty is tenderness, and how we need to appreciate the special, gentle love of our Comforter and Governor of the Earth.

Paul puts it this way: “The grace of the [Divine Master] Jesus Christ [He is Grace, and the Empowerment to bring justice and mercy to His brothers], and the love of God [His chesed or loving-kindness], and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit [His intimate, tender communion with us] be with you all.

We are so blessed to have the new moon days to lay down our blockages to the fullness of love and faith, and to receive all Jesus has for us in its fullness. At Passover we examine ourselves and rejoice greatly in what Jesus did to set us free. At Unleavened Bread, we lay down all falseness in our lives in exchange for God’s ways of truth and love. At Pentecost we lay down our whole lives in surrender to Jesus in exchange for all the gifts of the Governor, the Holy Spirit, including the power of dominion prayer and praise.

At the fall feasts, we have the new moon of Trumpets, where anything can be laid down, yet it is the day that signals the beginning of the financial year and blessings of prosperity.

At Atonement, God has inspired us to make a payback list of items of a general nature that we call back from the thief Satan sevenfold, and that can include a variety of things and people. That list is given to the church leader to burn, as we explain later. This is done just after sunset. Our actual altar lay down items should include mainly financial debts and thefts from Satan, and we burn them as individuals separately from the official burning of the payback list, also after sunset. We also take communion just after sunset to seal all that we have claimed, since we are not to eat anything during the day, even in communion. We traditionally sound the shofar at the end of this high Sabbath and do the trauma communion, since Atonement is the most powerful day for release from trauma.

In Leviticus 16, the strong man “who stand in readiness” (Lev. 16:21) would lay hands on the live goat symbolizing Satan to send it away into the desert. The high priest Aaron, representing Jesus, had laid hands on that live goat and placed the sins of the people on [Satan’s] head. So multiple representations show us that Jesus puts the sins on Satan as well as bears the sin as the goat that was sacrificed. And He is also the strong man that makes Satan go into the blackness of darkness forever as a wandering soul and spirit in the desert of a black dimension separated forever from God.

Here at Freedom Church of God our apostle plays the part of Jesus to place all the debts upon Satan by burning the papers submitted by members. If you are alone to keep this fast day, you can declare you are representing Jesus to burn up all the thefts of Satan in your life. If you are a house or other church leader, you would also declare you are representing Jesus, who is in you, to burn the papers submitted by those you are serving.

Tabernacles is a celebration of the perfecting of the Family of Love as they prepare to rule with Jesus, so we can lay down anything that blocks our unity in the spiritual or physical family. The Last Great Day can also be a lay down day; however, it’s principal focus is the calling back of all generations to come to Jesus on the Last Great Day as well as the only solemn holy day because we share in the grief of our Father to lose those who in their free will choose to reject Him forever.

We pray for the grace for us all to be able to actually observe these fall feasts and receive the manifold blessing associated with them according to the principle of John 13:17 and Psalm 111:10. Chag sameach (Joyous feast!), shelam and shalom, and chanan (grace or empowerment to do God’s will).






The Power of Faith Working by Love Pastor Robert Scott

We were finally able to attach a pdf of the Atonement sermon Friday on the radio site blog post, Atonement. It's at the very top in bold blue type as a link. Freedom Church of God attendees here, please don't peek until after the sermon is given. Thank you. We post this for those who keep the day alone or with a house church, and we believe it may appear on our church site home page today....

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We rejoice greatly with those who rejoice. So we praise Jesus for the example Hunter has set by God’s grace and for his dramatic healing. He answered a man whose pastor pooh-poohed God’s tools against Satan, especially mocking the power of forgiveness. Yet we see in Hunter’s testimony the power of forgiveness, faith, and love, an encouragement to all of us. Faith indeed works by love and by forgiveness, without which no other tool can be organized and activated. We thank our Father for the Grace [Jesus] to receive all the covenant blessings, and to follow the example of those like Hunter who have persevered in forgiveness and thanksgiving. Here is Hunter’s testimony:

“Jordon J., I know the power of unforgiveness to keep one in bondage, and I know the empowerment of forgiveness to bring Jesus to every area that needs healing. My father had shot me in the back cutting my spinal cord because I told him I forgave him for all the cruel things that he did to me. When he shot me and left me paralyzed, I told him that I still forgave him. I knew Jesus would heal me, and for nearly ten years I have stayed in forgiveness. Three months ago my spinal nerve started to grow back together. It gave me feeling and some minor motion. Now the power released in staying in forgiveness has returned sixty per cent of the motion to my right leg and twenty-five per cent to my left leg. I am thanking Father God for my complete healing, because of His empowerment of the grace to forgive. That is joy in Jesus, not burn out. Tell you pastor that.”

God’s love is amazing, and the three Personalities of the Godhead, while perfect in love and unity, have specialties in their expression of love for us. The Father’s specialty is loving-kindness. Jesus’ specialty is bringing justice for us His brothers. He sits, however, on both the seats of mercy and judgment, so like the other members of the Godhead He extends mercy, but in a special way since He has lived in the flesh of mankind and is a merciful High Priest. The Holy Spirit’s specialty is tenderness, and how we need to appreciate the special, gentle love of our Comforter and Governor of the Earth.

We are so blessed to have the new moon days to lay down our blockages to the fullness of love and faith, and to receive all Jesus has for us in its fullness. At Passover we examine ourselves and rejoice greatly in what Jesus did to set us free. At Unleavened Bread, we lay down all falseness in our lives in exchange for God’s ways of truth and love. At Pentecost we lay down our whole lives in surrender to Jesus in exchange for all the gifts of the Governor, the Holy Spirit, including the power of dominion prayer and praise.

At the fall feasts, we have the new moon of Trumpets, where anything can be laid down, yet it is the day that signals the beginning of the financial year and blessings of prosperity. At Atonement, we make a list of items of payback from the thief Satan, yet our actual altar lay down items should include mainly financial debts and thefts from Satan.
In Leviticus 16, the strong man “who stand in readiness” (Lev. 16:21) would lay hands on the live goat symbolizing Satan to send it away into the desert. The high priest Aaron, representing Jesus, had laid hands on that live goat and placed the sins of the people on [Satan’s] head. So multiple representations show us that Jesus puts the sins on Satan as well as bears the sin as the goat that was sacrificed. And He is also the strong man that makes Satan go into the blackness of darkness forever as a wandering soul and spirit in the desert of a black dimension separated forever from God.

Here at Freedom Church of God our apostle plays the part of Jesus to place all the debts upon Satan by burning the papers submitted by members. If you are alone to keep this fast day, you can declare you are representing Jesus to burn up all the thefts of Satan in your life. If you are a house church leader such as Cassidy in the zealous teen church, you would also declare you are representing Jesus, who is in you, to burn the papers submitted by those you are serving.

Tabernacles is a celebration of the perfecting of the Family of Love as they prepare to rule with Jesus, so we can lay down anything that blocks our unity in the spiritual or physical family. The Last Great Day can also be a lay down day; however, it’s principal focus is the calling back of all generations to come to Jesus on the Last Great Day as well as the only solemn holy day because we share in the grief of our Father to lose those who in their free will choose to reject Him forever.

We pray for the grace for our bloggers to be blessed with the grace to actually observe these fall feasts and receive the manifold blessing associated with them according to the principle of John 13:17 and Psalm 111:10. Chag sameach (Joyous feast!), shelam and shalom, and chanan (grace or empowerment to do God’s will).

The 25 Foundational Graces Pastor Robert Scott
The Manifold Grace of God – 25 Divine Graces
1. God’s glory
2. God’s power in us
3. Supplication
4. Fearing (Lovingly revering) God
5. Saving grace
6. Serving grace
7. Standing grace (standing firm, even in trials)
8. Speaking grace
9. Giving grace
10. Pruning grace
11. Grace of identity – knowing who we are in Christ
12. Grace for relationships
13. Grace of inheritance
14. Grace of empowering (“go ye into all the world,” empowerment to know the truth)
15. Ministering grace
16. Strengthening grace
17. Grace of forgiveness
18. Intercession, caring, watching out for others
19. Grace to walk in faith, trusting, relying on God, coming into harmony with Him
20. Favor with God
21. Grace to be able to walk in our anointing or calling
22. Grace to praise and worship God
23. Grace to have hope (and be consoled and encouraged)
24. Overcoming grace, deliverance from sin
25. Grace to walk in miracle-working power

N.B. The number 5 is the Biblical number of grace. The 25 graces represent 5 x 5 or perfect grace. All 25 graces combine to grant us the grace to walk toward perfection. I Peter 4:10-11 shows that there are five principal aspects (in bold type above, 1,2,6,8,22) to the multi-faceted grace of God: speaking, serving, praise (NIV), power (“strength” and “dominion” [NASB]) and glory. These 5 major graces, which are among the 25 listed above, can be broken down into subdivisions from this same list, each major grace having three to seven accompanying graces. Faith and grace work together to enable us to walk in our identity in Christ. God grants us the faith to believe He will empower us with these graces, which allow us to live up to who we are in Christ.


When we try to do things in our strength, we fall easily back into bad habits, but when we ask God for the grace to change and sow in love, we get results that are sure. The forgiving grace allows us to turn over all the pain to Jesus.

Jesus kept saying, "Father, forgive them..." He turned the pain over to His Father. He didn't say, "Just wait till I get to heaven...I'm going to fix you!" When we sow mercy by forgiving wrongs, we allow God's empowerment for deep forgiveness to work in us. That's why mercy precedes grace in the list of tools. Mercy allows us to love the unlovable. Grace allows us to "reboot" after a wrong done to us or a failure. We restart anew our soul and spirit, which were temporarily stalled by the problem. By God's grace we can go forward as if the problem or offense never existed.

The grace of forgiveness does not ask, "Who attacked me with this spiritual weapon? Who prayed against me?" Grace in us, Jesus, covers a multitude of sins. When we walk in forgiveness, we are not concerned about who may have wronged us. It's forgiven, period.
When debts stay, it is often because we have not forgiven the persons who caused us to go into debt. Grace makes the impossible possible.

What is Your Most Important Spiritual Tool? Pastor Robert Scott
Think before you answer. As he often does, our apostle had us stumped on the Day of Trumpets when asked us that question. He was beginning a four-part series on the foundation tools God gives us to defeat the weapons of darkness. He gave us the first ten of forty tools in his message. He said that we all knew what these tools were already, so it would've been easy for us to assume this would be a boring sermon. Declaring such would open up a bad door by our words, since the origin of the word “boring” is to bore a hole in your head. We certainly don't want that.

The answer to that question may surprise you, since we don't often consider this answer as a tool. But my friend and colleague Charley West piped up with the right answer, to the surprise of most of us—not because it was Charley, but because his answer was surprising. Would you have answered, “forgiveness”?

Yes, forgiveness is the foremost foundation tool, a tool we must be certified in the use of as “journeymen believers” rather than green apprentices. Forgiveness is our most powerful tool for organizing all the other thirty-nine tools. When we don't forgive, God cannot forgive us or hear us, so what good are the other tools?

The second tool is love. No other tool can be activated without love. Forgiveness and love turn whiners, which most Christians are, into winners. Unless we are able to forgive ourselves, God cannot forgive us nor can He give us the grace to overcome our habitual sins and deeply rooted iniquities. When we walk in forgiveness and love, Satan's weapons either bounce off or we recover quickly because of our forgiving attitude. You can see why the enemy has delayed our important book on forgiveness. We thank God that what the devil meant for evil, God will turn for good.

Since people don't like to read long blog posts, we will briefly cite the rest of these first ten tools that are apostle listed in order of importance. The order was a surprise to most of us. Faith is next, number three. All these, of course, work together like wheels on a car. The Bible tells us that faith works by love.

The big surprise was number four, mercy. Yes, mercy came before grace, number five. God begins all his dealings with us in mercy, since we don't deserve any part of His love without Jesus and His sacrifice. It is only as we show mercy to others that we in turn receive mercy as a harvest.

We must request the twenty-five fundamental graces of God from our Father Love. We must also ask for number six, wisdom, laying down to Jesus the stupidity we have inherited from the world around us. Then comes number seven, discernment, distinguishing truth from lies, good from evil, love from lust, and right from wrong.

Number eight is revealed knowledge, which always grants us victory. Number nine is understanding, connecting the “here a little, there a little” (Isaiah 28) biblical precepts to arrive at concepts, beginning to think like our God thinks.
Number ten is the Word of God, the tool Satan tries the hardest to steal from us. He causes us to use every excuse in the book not to read the Book. And we say, “Well, God knows my heart.” Yes, He does, and He wants us to ask Him to give us the grace to stop making excuses for neglecting our tools of victory against the enemy. We may know these tools, but have we been certified more this year in the use of them?

Praise Reports—Jesus’ Power Greater than Satan’s Pastor Robert Scott
Let’s all rejoice with the angels that Rick has surrendered his pride to Jesus and all the power of witchcraft against him has come to a sudden halt. We have witnessed the power of witchcraft, but we know that Jesus’ power is greater than Satan’s. So let’s post here our praise reports of what Jesus’ power has done in our lives, either in general or against the forces of Satan.

I’ll begin. As a young pastor some forty years ago as I ventured out into a strange new country, France, to minister to people, Satan attacked me as we have recently learned with panic, hermes, intimidation, and overload to try to bring about mental breakdown. In the fall of 1973 I hardened my heart in unforgiveness toward a ministerial boss who was an instrument of the overload of trials that came upon me. The unforgiveness and tormenting demons resulted in deadly Legionnaire’s disease attacking me as a pastor in Quebec City in 1986.

Initially doctors did not know what it was or have any idea that the attack had caused an insult to the brain, and that the trauma of almost dying (the doc told my wife at the time I had three hours to live, and she later said I would be better off dead) had activated a family witchcraft curse of manic depression. After twelve years of hell, I had had enough, and called out to God for help, which came in the form of a man I saw on the other side of the room at church whom God showed me would help.

He was Gerald Budzinski, whom I had met briefly at a feast in Penticton in 1989. He had just been healed a month earlier of thirteen years of illness and was beginning to be activated into his apostolic anointing. He suggested I fast and led me to understand my unforgiveness, and “long story short,” seven people laid hands on me October 31, 1998, and I knew I was healed, even if my family did not believe nor want to, and after a brief battle against the many curses from people in my church, I began to walk in the healing and freedom. I am still a work in progress, laying down to Jesus the many problems in my past, including rejection and unlovability. I thank God that He is giving me the ability to keep up with this inspiring blog from which I am learning so much, and to write the many books He has given me to write, and looking forward to people reading all of them soon and experiencing the freedom God is giving me.

As we post our praises, let’s rejoice in the Sabbath day, the day that celebrates the defeat of Satan and his power forever!