God Can No Longer Raise People From The Dead*

The asterisk in the title might give you a clue that I am joking, I mean we all know from The Bible that God is the same yesterday today and forever right. Well on April 22nd, 2015, Reverend Lee Stoneking addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City and he gave the following testimony of how Jesus Christ – God in flesh raised him from the dead. We should never be surprised that the same person that raised living, breathing and walking men from dust, can raise men from once living men.

Watch this video and if your jaw does not drop then you just may be DOA already;) I hope you are blessed by this man’s courage to go before an organisation that could do worse that swallow a dose or two of Biblical truths, rather than think that all the solutions the the world’s problems lie in human attempts to bring peace by law and enforcement, rather than God’s more perfect way of planting in us the desire to allow ourselves to be changed from within by Him – first by acknowledgement of His existence and love for all creation, then the acceptance and repentance of sin, and lastly the renewal of our minds.

If we do that, He promises He will do the last part, and renew our bodies for all eternity in a renewed heaven and earth, but without the sin and death that was brought on by man’s pride in himself, and his unquenchable thirst for power and desire to be god himself. In the meantime, He promises to give us glimpses of His power as you will see demonstrated in the following video testimony.

Have Faith in God!

I went to a house group meeting last night and a lovely man from Macedonia – now living, church planting and spreading the gospel in the Balkans gave us an idea of the kind of persecution he faces over there (eg he has frequent death threats) but has persevered in faith for 20 years and finally established a church of 80 (which is great achievement as its such a hard hearted area and they keep trying to throw him out and he refuses to leave!).

His told us how his father killed himself in front of him and his family and his family later disowned him when he became Christian, but after 20 years they are now believers! Obviously I cried but hid it very well.

Also this morning I was listening to a sermon relating to what he was talking about – they quoted a verse about enemies of Israel surrounding it (the man last night was talking about this saying it is almost done). So I opened my Bible today while I was listening and it fell open at the exact page and my eyes were on the exact verse?! There are 1500 pages in Bible:)

This man also told us that where he is, God is doing big miracles (I read in the Bible yesterday that at times god actually stopped doing miracles because of the hardened hearts, and looks for obedience but also, God choses his timing to do miracles and signs very carefully as they are aften to help people like this man who need great faith in his situation).

He told us that twice – he prayed simple prayers (not expecting them to live) for two terminally ill women were completely healed of cancer that covered their body!

He also said – without being alarmist, that looking at those surrounding Israel, the Balkans, The Middle East, Turkey and prophecy in The Bible it would appear that we really are approaching the end-times. Something that I bleieve we are all sensing in various ways. But as the bible says – don’t be fearful – these things must happen. God bless you all.