0 - Pray for people any time… There is a place to be led by the Spirit but you don’t have to wait for leading. The word gives us the green light. If you want to pray go for it. On rare occasions He will tell you no. Usually the “no” is our own self-consciousness or our own thinking.
0 - Chasing down lady in NY - Woe, woe, woe - Muggings in the area.
1 - Todd at McDonalds - Disciplining Todd’s bladder - Running towards lady with bad foot. Must have been scary to her. Foot damaged in childhood - inadequate medical treatment. Completely healed. Afterwards, didn’t even need to use the restroom.
Cynicism - Stay Humble & Teachable
5 - Cynicism - “Why did she have to suffer so long? Why did it have to happen in the first place?” Change that thinking or you will never get to know Him. God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
6 - Questions that constantly challenge God’s goodness. People get hurt by life and take it out on God - it affects their impression of God. But God sent His Son while we were lost and had no hope. When we weren’t even thinking about Him. He’s good. Don’t blame Him. Stay humble and teachable. Grow close to Jesus.
8 - Before Jesus - before truth came - we were trapped in a lie. Men still don’t accept Him or His word as truth. But if you spend time with Him in His word, you will know that He is truth.
8 - People mock and scoff at what they don’t understand. Snap judgement. Wise in your own opinion. Stay humble and get to know Him.
John 5 - Pool of Bethsaida
9 - Let’s go to John 5…
9 - In OT God had a name Jehovah Rapha - The Lord that healeth thee.
9 - Background of the Pool of Bethsaida. Reading…
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
The Old Covenant Points to Jesus
10 - OT era - This is the mercy of God. God is not obligated to provide for healing. Men are under the law of sin and death at this point. But because of who He is, He heals - no matter the failures of men, He is still Jehovah Rapha. He remains faithful. This is mercy. He’s keeping hope alive. He’s keeping people aware of who He is.
11 - OT points to Jesus - Everything in the OT points to Jesus - pointing to a day when the water is stirred. Jesus is the stirred water. Jesus is the stirring of the water. OT examples that point to Jesus.
11 - Look for Christ in the OT - Water from the rock, bread from heaven - Manna.
12 - Flood / Noah - a baptism of water. Unrighteousness dies. Righteousness lives. Baptism of water coming that will give men life.
13 - Water baptism - If Jesus said believe and be baptized, why do we fight over it?
13 - Jesus said it so there must be amazing grace there. Good conscience towards God. Baptism is where you die in the likeness of His death. Reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Die to live.
14 - Senseless arguments over baptism and we miss the heart of God in it.
15 - Abraham & Isaac - going up Mt. Moriah - same spot where Jesus was crucified - only son going up that mountain with wood on his back. A father sacrificing his son. God spared the knife but a spear went into His own Son’s side. I’ll supply the Lamb. All of the OT points to Jesus.
16 - OT - Life apart from God - reaping what they’ve sown - apart from grace - no covenant - no remission of sins. It’s the law of sin and death - you sin, you die, period.
A New Unbreakable Covenant
16 - But man was not made to die. Death came through the fall. In Jesus we are redeemed back to life. I’m never going to die.
17 - It’s all pointing to the new. There is a pool and the water stirs. God is letting people know that I am the God that healeth thee. I’m your source for healing. Keeping hope alive.
18 - Unbreakable covenant - Covenant between God and Jesus. That’s why it can’t be broken. You can break fellowship with the covenant - step out of the covenant but the covenant is there - binding and forever. You get to enter in through the Son. You can’t break this covenant - Unbreakable.
19 - God is not changing His mind about you now.
19 - Beat beyond recognition - so that the image could be restored. He became what we were so that we could become what He is - a son. Parallels of the cross.
20 - He gave His life - nobody took it. Garden of Gethsemane. Death had no dominion over Him because He had no sin. Couldn’t escape through death.
21 - Crucifixion - He laid down His life. Still coherent on the cross. He couldn’t escape through death.
22 - What the crucifixion means. That’s what love looks like.
23 - “What does love look like?” Misty Edwards song.
24 - His love puts integrity in you - it puts grit into you.
24 - Why He laid down His life - To get you back. He saw a way higher truth about us.
25 - Thank you for what you did.
➡ 26 - I’m showing you where you are called to - to sober - to encourage - not to discourage. Not to show you where you’re not but to show you that you have a place to go. Hearing in condemnation but He speaks in grace.
You’re not Defined by What You’ve Been Through
➡ 27 - God is doing good things in our lives tonight. He’s instructing our hearts. He’s breaking lies of yesterday. He’s causing you to see that you are not a product of what happened to you. You’re a product of what He’s done for you. That’s the new truth about you.
27 - That changes everything. It ends the trauma, the pain, the false identities.
27 - If they knew who they were and what they were doing they wouldn’t have done that. It was sin trying to reproduce sin.
28 - You don’t need prayer for deliverance - He has delivered you from the power of darkness. Col. 1.
28 - Don’t let what men did be the lord of your life. “But you don’t know what I’m going through.” Nothing on your list is lord. But it’s governing your life.
29 - Don’t even let a spouse be lord. Don’t be married for your sake but for His sake.
29 - Dependency and expectations on a spouse.
30 - Become forgiveness - mercy - blessing.
31 - Mt. 18 - Unmerciful servant - Wanting something but being unwilling to let the beauty of that thing transform you. Wanting the blessing without becoming it. The kingdom doesn’t work like that. What’s the point of being loved by God if you don’t become that love?
32 - The goal of the gospel is not you being love by God but you being restored back to that same image of love. Growing into that image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord. Col. 3 putting off the old / putting on the new - according to the image of Him who created him.
32 - Image consultant in the body of Christ.
33 - Fulfillment of the cross - when a man’s nature is restored back to love - back to the image of his Father. Like Father, like son. When you see me, you’ve seen Him. Jesus said, “Follow me.” And as He is, so are we in the world.
33 - 1 John 4 - all about love - He is love. V. 17 - Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. Why do we have boldness? We’ve become love. He is love. His heart and our heart have become one. And when He comes He sees Himself in us.
35 - Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven - Has more to do with the heart of God than the power of God. We quote that in conjunction with the power of God - no cancer in heaven, no cancer on earth. But the power God flows through who He is - the heart of God. No unforgiveness, jealousy, anger, frustration or bickering in heaven.
36 - On earth as it is in heaven - Everything that He is is inside of your spirit in the person of Holy Spirit. Love is here. The kingdom of God is at hand.
Why I’m Alive
➡ 36 - This is why my heart is free and happy. It’s never about me - what I’m going through - how I’m tempted to feel or what’s happening around me. It’s always about the One that’s in me and why (He’s in me). I’m washed in my brain with that truth. You can’t get me to see anything else. I’ve spent too much time with Him to be convinced otherwise. The only reason that I am alive is what I’ve preached all day.
37 - I’m not alive just to have a good day - just to enjoy my wife and kids...etc The first reason I’m alive is His image, to love, His great name and you.
37 - Not alive to have a good life but a God filled life - to be restored back to where Adam was before they ate from the tree.
37 - Accept righteousness. Don’t live condemned. Get a grip on WHY you were made free - not to just feel good - but so that His goodness would touch us and lead us into transformation back to His image and never look back.
Spiritual Gifts - Not for Identity but for Multiplication
38 - Back to John 5...
39 - Do you have enough to fill 4 - 1 hour slots? In 4 hours I’m just getting rev’d up. My problem is that I don’t know how to land (end). Preaching for 5 days.
42 - People get enamoured with the flow of gifts - prophecy. Instead of that gift being multiplied in the body, we just make those individuals into celebrities. We miss the grace to multiply Jesus.
43 - The way Dan used to minister - line them up and pray - looking for words. No, multiply - teach, train and equip - not just manifest. Some people just want to manifest. They want to be noticed. They want a ministry.
44 - You’re not building a kingdom. You’re here to minister one that’s already here. Not ministering to get noticed but because God loves people.
44 - No hot shots in the body of Christ. There are just people who have learned to receive grace and walk in their gift. Nobody has anything except what they’ve been given. No boasting.
45 - The way Dan used to minister (cont.) - suit / Ken doll - got weird in me - making something in me not clean. Worship service - Jesus was there but I was excited to minister. God said to me “I did everything.” Emphasis on manifesting. Got weird. Validated me. Detailed word given - but I couldn’t wait to manifest. No ability to speak. “See? You couldn’t even speak if I didn’t let you.” I learned from that.
50 - I have no need for anything but Jesus preached and your freedom. I don’t need you to shake, quake and burn. But if you do, it’s not my business. I care that the cancer is gone - that the arthritis has bowed to His name.
50 - The way Dan used to minister (cont.) - radical manifestations - people stuck to walls etc. but fewer healings. Cancer, pain, sickness were still there. It was freaking me out. Many questions. My heart was getting out of balance in some things. Receiving affirmation - manifestations - what people esteemed.
52 - Wailed - congregation waiting for me to finish. Confessed sin to congregation. Encouraged them not to stroke human weakness. That night changed my life. Pulled back for a year. Just taught and counselled.
54 - “I told you to find a healthy place. I didn’t tell you to turn off.” I was afraid I would get back into being validated by manifestations. “Have more confidence in My ability to keep you than your ability to fail. Stay before me and let me Father you.” Healthy place - more healings without the manifestations. Took away feelings - minister unlimited. Vibrating hands.
55 - Cautions about ministering from feelings. “Wait on the anointing.” I’ve learned a lot along the way. I don’t need to feel a thing to pray for you. I just need to know Him.
56 - Healings - Jesus teaching me simplicity - hand in pocket, just “Jesus”
57 - Don’t depend on feeling to be able to minister. Live by faith. Believe.
57 - Why don’t I feel You the way that I used to - when I minister? It was a grace to help you to do the things you’ve never done - to see the things you’ve never seen. It’s like a father patting a small child on the behind - encouraging them to walk. That’s what the feeling was. But you’re letting it be the determining factor of how you minister and what you believe. So I’ve removed that from you so that you minister unlimited. You’re letting it limit you.
58 - Time limit on this meeting facility. We can do it...
58 - 100 healed in 30 seconds. Scoliosis. Through the simplicity of the message of His love. Nobody was striving to get a move of God. Stepped into the beauty of what He does.
100 - Lady dies while preaching - preaching on immovable, unshakable faith. This isn’t an accident. The kingdom will prevail. “Why is everybody looking at me?” Calls off ambulance.
103 - Seizure during preaching - no medical residual of seizure.
104 - Backslidden lady in that service - came trembling. God had a field day.
Pool of Bethsaida (cont.) - Whoever was Made Well of Whatever
105 - reading…
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? 7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. 8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. 11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. 12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? 13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
105 - v.4 - WHOEVER was made well of WHATEVER - It’s a whoever, whatever covenant. That means that He loves EVERYBODY and He’s not intimidated by ANYTHING. He’s far above all powers and principalities. That’s the love of God - the mercy of God.
106 - v.6 - What kind of question is that? 38 years. Fascinating. Love gets away with everything. Why do you think I’m here?
108 - The Pharisees didn’t heal him in 38 years but they didn’t want Jesus healing on the 7th day. Where were you guys in those 6 days for 38 years? No compassion. Every man for himself at the pool. No compassion. No organized help.
109 - v.7 - I have no one to help me get in - I’m all alone. Humble response. Jesus was saying, “Oh yes you do. I’m here. Your stirred water has come. You don’t have to wait for that pool. I’m standing here now. Get up and walk.” It’s a different ballgame now that Jesus is here.
111 - v.11 - No faith required of the sick man. The believer needs to know (see) who they are and who the sick person is. Objections to healing - not true. Unforgiveness.
112 - Healing despite unforgiveness. Healed first - counselled after that - the kingdom of God is at hand.
113 - v.13 - The healed man didn’t even know who Jesus was. How could he have had faith in Jesus? He had no clue. He was freaked out. He couldn’t have had faith. Then why is he walking? Because Jesus is the revelation and faith works through love and you only see Him doing what the Father is doing.
114 - Lady bent over with spirit of affliction - 18 years. Jesus was there. Telling of the story... They had 18 years to heal her and yet they would judge Him for healing her on the Sabbath. Now that Jesus is here the woman goes free. Jesus came to church and had a question for them - Now that I’m here, shouldn’t things change? Shouldn’t this woman be free?
Ready for Healing
116 - Going to pray for the sick tonight. You are going to help me. You’re ready after today. It’s simple.
116 - Simple instructions.
117 - Short, simple prayers. “Pain leave in the name of Jesus.”
117 - Fusions taken out of neck.
117 - Ron - local man in accident - woke up with no pain - mobility.
119 - Healing testimonies - metal out of bodies - and even people where the metal is still in there but they can do what they couldn’t do - no limitation.
119 - Recording ends mid-sentence.