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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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So now I still don’t have a clue as to what praying in tongues for 2 years many hours a day has done, if anything, but many things have changed and I have no more fear of anything.

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Construction work has picked back up and so I am back in the remodeling work, and I would work awhile and then we would go on a mission trip to some country, then come back and work some more and then go again.

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I want to relate to you just how one miracle happened on the travel side of things.

I was always bothered by how much travel cost and what that money could be used for if we didn’t have to pay for the tickets every time.

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So I prayed about it and ask GOD to show me a way to travel cheaper than we were currently doing. After a bout 10 months and many thousands of $$$ in tickets later, a friend of my late brother stopped by our house to visit.

I and my brother had lived next door to this guy for many years when we were growing up and he was my brothers best friend.

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He worked many years for a major airline and every year he got 20 companion passes to give out to friends and family so that they could fly SPACE AVAILABLE for a much reduced price. (if there where empty seats you could go, if not, you would have to wait for the next flight)

He said that his family never used the passes for fear they would not be able to get on a flight and mess up there schedule, so he ask me IF I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM AS HE NEW WE TRAVELED A LOT IN MISSIONS.

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I said, ARE YOU KIDDING ME, YES I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM.

He said, ok……AND…..TO HELP YOU IN YOUR MISSION WORK I WILL PAY THE TAX ON THE TICKETS SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FLY FOR…

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WELL HOW MANY OF YOU NO THAT……THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING, WOW, NOW WE WERE ABLE TO FLY FOR FREE ANYWHERE THAT AIRLINE FLEW IN THE WORLD, AND THEY FLEW JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE.

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Now I want to tell you the rest of the story about how and why this happened.

5 or so years before this happened, this friend of my brother and I was transferred to San Francisco for his work with the airline, and he did not like it there at all. Over a period of years he got very depressed and frustrated about His situation and did not know what to do about it.

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One evening he decided that the only way out would be……….SUICIDE..…………so he got his car keys and was headed for the door to go to the Golden State bridge and jump off.

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As he was headed for the door….THE PHONE RANG…..he stopped for a second and then decided to answer it.

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IT WAS MY BROTHER CALLING HIM, AND BEFORE THE CONVERSATION WAS OVER, MY BROTHERS FRIEND GOT BORN AGAIN AND DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF SUICIDE.

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After my brother passed away this friend stayed in close contact with me as I was the only connection to my brother for him, AND THAT IS WHY THIS FRIEND CAME AND OFFERED TO ME THE FLY FREE DEAL.

Well this is just one of many miraculous events that transpired over the next 17 years.

One day a few years after I had prayed in the Spirit for those 2 years (btw I was still praying in the Spirit) my mother found out about it and said she knew of a book that a guy had wrote about the vital role of praying in tongues, and she gave it to me.

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It was titled THE WALK OF THE SPIRIT THE WALK OF POWER by Dave Roberson

AS I read the book I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT I WAS READING……THIS BOOK WAS EXPLAINING IN DETAIL……EVERYTHING THAT HAD HAPPENED AND TOOK PLACE AS I WAS PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT FOR THOSE 2 YEARS.

THIS WAS UN REAL, BUT YET THERE IT WAS IN A BOOK, AND I HAVE NEVER FOUND ANYTHING THAT EXPLAINS IT SO CLEARLY AND PROFOUNDLY, I WAS IN COMPLETE SHOCK TO FIND OUT WHAT I FOUND OUT.

SO FOR THE NEXT PERIOD OF MONTHS I WILL DO A BOOK REPORT OF SORTS, AND GO THRU THE TREMENDOUS TRUTHS ON THIS SUBJECT OF PRAYING IN TONGUES.

WHY? BECAUSE IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IMPORTANT AND THE dEVIL HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN HIDING IT, AND KEEPING IT FROM………..

75 % OF THE CHURCH

I LEARNED MORE IN THIS BOOK THAN I DID IN SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES FOR 30 YEARS.

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THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE WILL COVER…………………………………..

THE HOLY SPIRITS WORK WITHIN

SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND OPERATIONS

DIVERSITY OF TONGUES IN GODS GOVERNMENT

THE 4 BASIC DIVERSITIES OF TONGUES

PAUL’S SOURCE OF REVELATION

PRAYING OUT THE MYSTERIES OF GODS PLAN

THE CHANNEL THOUGH WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKS THE EDIFICATION PROCESS PURGING AND MORTIFICATION

THE DIVINE PROGRESSION TO AGAPE LOVE

AND SO MUCH MORE, ITS ALMOST TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT IT IS TRUE, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE FOR US THAN JUST WARMING A PEW EVERY SUNDAY MORNING WONDERING IS THIS REALLY ALL THERE IS…………………………………………

NO THERE’S MORE AND THAT’S WHERE WE ARE GOING, I HOPE YOU COME ALONG.

THESE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT POST I WILL EVER DO.

until next time

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AMBASSADOR / SERVANT

LARRY

 

 

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WAKE UP THIS IS YOUR EXIT !!!!

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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Larry, if you are ever going to do what I have called you to do…………………………

NOW….WOULD BE THE TIME

I heard those words LOUD AND CLEAR COMING UP OUT OF MY SPIRIT, AND I COULD NOT GET THEM OUT OF MY MIND.

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I began to understand that you can go your whole lifetime and NEVER, EVER, EVER, DO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO (BTW, GOD HAS CALLED EVERYONE TO DO SOMETHING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST, BESIDES WARMING A PEW). MANY PEOPLE

JUST TALK ABOUT IT…..DREAM ABOUT IT……CRY ABOUT IT……THINK ABOUT IT…….

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I always knew i was called to missions…i just never got around to doing it

BUT NEVER JUST DO IT

WHY???????????? BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY EXCUSES (I WROTE A MINI BOOK CALLED LIFE AFTER YOUR….LAST EXCUSE), THAT SAME NIGHT I REALIZED THAT I WAS ALL OUT OF EXCUSES…..I JUST DIDN’T HAVE ANY MORE EXCUSES LEFT, AND I WAS GOING TO SOMEHOW HAVE TO STEP INTO THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MY LIFE, AND I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT…….N O W.

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ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND…NO AM OUT OF YOURS

BBBBUT, BUT, BUT, BROTHER LARRY, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT GOD HAS CALLED ME TO DO, I MEAN I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE OF THE 8 OPERATIONS OF GOD I AM CALLED TO (BTW EVERYONE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST IS CALLED INTO ONE OR MORE OF THE 8 OPERATION OF GOD) SO HOW CAN I DO WHAT I HAVEN’T EVEN DISCOVERED YET ?????

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WAIT…WHAT ???

GOOD NEWS MY FRIEND, JUST KEEP READING THESE BLOG POSTS AND YOU WILL FIND OUT EXACTLY HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE CALLED TO, AND HOW TO GET QUALIFIED FOR THAT CALL AND HAVE TO POWER TO PREFORM THAT CALL, ITS ALL COMING SOON ON THIS BLOG, SO MUCH TRUTH THAT WILL SET YOU FREE, ITS SO AMAZING, PLEASE DON’T MISS IT.

THE NEXT THING I BEGAN TO NOTICE WAS….ALL FEAR WAS GONE, I HAD NO FEAR OF LIVING, DYING, FAILING, SUCCEEDING, STAYING, GOING, ALL FEAR OF MAN AND EVERYTHING ELSE …………………. WAS GONE.

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NOW DON’T GET ME WRONG, IT WAS A TOUGH TIME EMOTIONAL, GOING THRU THE DIVORCE, THE DEATH OF MY BROTHER, AND I QUIT THE TRUCK DRIVING JOB ALSO.

I KNEW I HAD A CALL TO….MANY LANDS AND MANY PEOPLES.….AND IN A SHORT TIME I NOTICED MANY THINGS CHANGING.

ONE WAS THAT THE PEOPLE I HAD BEEN WITH FOR MANY YEARS BEGAN TO JUST KIND OF FADE AWAY AND AT FIRST I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT AT ALL, ITS LIKE I WAS INVISIBLE TO THEM.

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THEN THE HOLY SPIRIT SHOWED ME THAT WHEN HE MOVES YOU ON, NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO GO WITH YOU, IN FACT NONE OF THEM WHEN WITH ME, BUT THAT’S OK ITS ALL IN THE TIMING OF GOD.

THEN I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK TO INDIA ON A MISSION TRIP FOR A MONTH, GOD PROVIDED AND I WENT.

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THEN I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO RUSSIA ON A MISSION TRIP, GOD PROVIDED AND I WENT.

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THEN A FEW YEARS LATER I REMARRIED AND WE TRAVELED THE WORLD FOR THE NEXT 17 YEARS TO MANY LANDS AND MANY PEOPLES,

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DOING EVERYTHING FROM PASTORS CONFERENCES, EVANGELISTIC CRUSADES, BUILDING ORPHANAGE BUILDINGS, TEACHING IN BIBLE SCHOOLS, TRACKING ( PUTTING OUT THOUSANDS OF TRACKS AT NIGHT, GOSPEL TRACKS) IN MANY DIFFERENT CHINESE CITIES, SMUGGLING BIBLES INTO CHINA (MY GOOD FRIEND BRIEN WENT WITH ME ON ONE OF THOSE TRIPS AND HE WILL NEVER FORGET THAT ONE, I GOT CAUGHT AT THE BEIJING AIRPORT).

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DAVAO CITY PHILIPPINES

I COULD TELL STORIES FOR MONTHS OF GODS, PROVISION, PROTECTION, MERCY, GRACE, LOVE, REVELATION, AND GUIDANCE.

IN THOSE 17 YEARS I FELT LIKE WE HAD LIVED A FEW LIFETIMES AS OF ALL THE TRAVEL AND PLACES WE HAD NEVER DREAMED OF SEEING, BUT WE DID.

HOW IN THE WORLD COULD I HAVE COME FROM THE JOB THAT I HATED SO MUCH, IN THE TRUCK, TO TRAVELING THE WORLD, (HAITI, FRANCE, BELGIUM, IRAN, ISRAEL, INDIA, MEXICO, GUATEMALA, COSTA RICA, PANAMA, RUSSIA ITALY, JAPAN, THAILAND, LAOS, BURMA, RWANDA, KENYA, ZAMBIA, ETC, ETC, CROSSED THE PACIFIC OCEAN 52 TIMES AND THE ATLANTIC I CANT REMEMBER (TO GOD BE THE GLORY)

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AND MOST OF IT IN BUSINESS CLASS SEATING ON A MAJOR AIRLINE, AND MOST OF THE FLIGHTS……….

FOR FREE

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HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLE BE????

FROM THE TRUCK…..TO THE TRAVEL

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FROM THE PEW…..TO THE PLANE

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FROM THE BELIEVING TO THE FULFILLMENT

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OH I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I…..

PRAYED IN THE SPIRIT (TONGUES) INSTEAD OF BEGGING GOD IN ENGLISH

MUCH MORE TO COME MY FRIENDS, PLEASE KEEP SHARING THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

AMBASSADOR / SERVANT

LARRY

AND REMEMBER AS YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME. (JESUS)

GoodSamaritan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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So I went inside with her and sat down in one of the pews and she said, Larry…………….

ITS YOUR BROTHER……HE HAD A HEART ATTACK ABOUT AN HOUR AGO………………………….

AND THEY COULD NOT SAVE HIM

I said; ARE YOU KIDDING ME, she said no, am so sorry, I thought, NO NOT MY BROTHER, NO NOT MY BROTHER, HOW COULD THIS BE.

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She then said, the Pastor is on the way to the house and did I need to make any phone calls I could use the office phone. I was completely numb, but did call my parents and tell them that DAN their oldest son had passed away, they said they would meet me at Dan’s house.

As I drove to his house my mind was racing in a million different directions, wow what would happen now, He was just recently remarried, the new house would be built soon, He had a whole new life in front of him…….but now at just 52 all of that was gone, in just a moment of time, what was yesterday……NOW WAS GONE.

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I walked into His house and he was lying on the floor with a tube in his mouth, I could not believe my eyes, as time passed the whole family was there and finally after some attempts to raise him from the dead had failed (I am sure he didn’t want to come back) the coroner zipped up the body bag and they put him in the back of a black van.

I watched the tail lights of that van disappear into the darkest night of my life.

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So my best friend and only brother was now gone and I haven’t seen him since, it will be 24 years ago this October 2nd.(now I am the only one left in my family)

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Well to say the least I was a mess, and a few months later I quit the truck driving job, and another driver said to me so what are you going to do now? I said I don’t know BUT I AM NOT GOING TO DO THIS ANYMORE.

He said BUT..BUT…BUT…WHAT ABOUT YOUR RETIREMENT, I SAID; WHAT ABOUT IT, MY BROTHER WORKED FOR MANY YEARS AT A STRESS FILLED JOB HE DIDN’T LIKE AND HES NOT GOING TO SEE ANY OF HIS RETIREMENT BECAUSE HES DEAD, AND I AM NOT GOING TO STAY HERE UNTIL IT KILLS ME. (I found out a few years later this same man died a few years before he would have gotten his retirement)

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Then a few months later the marriage of 18 years ended, the death of my brother, my job gone, and divorce all in the period of just 3 or 4 months.

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Well I was COMPLETELY SIDEWAYS (VERY LOST FEELING) I DIDN’T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT ANYTHING AND DIDN’T CARE IF I LIVED OR DIED, I JUST WANTED TO DISAPPEAR.

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I had not really noticed because of all of the storm that was raging around me, BUT I HAD COMPLETELY STOPPED PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT (TONGUES)

One day the Holy Spirit said to me…WHY HAVE YOU STOPPED PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT?

I SAID; WELL IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED………………………………………………………………

MY WHOLE WORLD JUST FELL APART

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AND MAYBE ALL OF MY PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT HAS MADE THE dEVIL MAD AND HES TRYING TO KILL AND DESTROY ME.

THE HOLY SPIRIT SAID, LARRY…….

ALL OF THESE THINGS WERE GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY, YOUR PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE THINGS HAPPENING.

BUT NOW BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN SO BUILT UP IN THE INNER MAN (THE SPIRIT MAN) JUDE 20

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INSTEAD OF THESE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED DESTROYING YOU, NOW YOU WILL BE ABLE TO NOT ONLY TO SURVIVE THEM…. BUT THRIVE IN SPITE OF THEM.

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So get back to praying in the Spirit.

WOW, OK I will get back to praying, now keep in mind I still have no clue as to what praying in the Spirit is doing, if anything. (in the months to come we will find out exactly what is does and how it does it)

ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT HAPPENED AS I WAS DRIVING AWAY FROM MY BROTHERS HOUSE THAT DARK NIGHT OF HIS DEATH WAS THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT SPOKE SO CLEARLY TO ME AND SAID.

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LARRY IF YOU ARE EVER GOING TO DO WHAT I HAVE CALLED YOU TO DO…………………..

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until next time

ambassador / servant

Larry

GoodSamaritan

but wont you to be late for church? No I don’t go to church, I am being the Church

remember the Church is and has never been a building, it has always been a people.

 

 

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coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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But since nothing was changing around me and I was still in the truck, maybe I would just……………………………………

KEEP ON PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT (TONGUES)

I had nothing to lose, and everything to gain, you have to understand something here, I WAS IN DESPERATION MODE, I NEEDED TO FIND SOMETHING THAT WOULD WORK IN MY LIFE AND I WAS NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I HAD IT.

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So 1994 started out the same as 1993 praying in the Spirit everyday 6-7-8-9-hours a day and on weekends as well. You can pray in the Spirit while watching TV, driving the car, walking around, doing the dishes, visiting in laws (when your not in conversation of course) so many places you can pray quietly in the Spirit under your breath and no body knows.

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As we continue on this subject we will go into detail as to what exactly takes place when you are praying in the Spirit, but at this time I HAD NO CLUE IF ANYTHING WAS TAKING PLACE BY MY PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT.

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So I would pray in the Spirit on my way to Seattle and beyond, and the Holy Spirit would talk to me on the way back, and He would give me revelation on things, and I would practice preach in the truck and that would become invaluable later on when I was given the opportunity to speak in the building where the Church had gathered (we are the Church….not the building).

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this was in Davao city Philippines

Well it would take a book to begin to convey everything that happened that 2nd year of praying in the truck, and just to be open and honest about this time I need to add that there were times when I would realized that I had stopped praying, and my mind had wondered off somewhere else.

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wait…..what happened

Then I would think what happened I was praying and now am not, and then I would go back to praying again, it was a process, but once you get the water flowing then its hard to shut it off, you are praying and don’t even realize it.

At this time I am still separated from my wife, and things are not getting any better, I still hate my job but realize I am getting paid to pray, it is still taking all the faith I have to keep going to the building on Sunday mornings and listening to….to much of not enough (by now I have figured out I can get fed from other awesome people of GOD and grow thereby). Life is still a mess, and not changing for the better at all.

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Now its the beginning of October 1994 and things are the same as always, and then on Sunday October 2 I am in the building where the Church had gathered, and I am sitting next to my brother (and my best friend) and we are talking about mission trips, and he said he wanted to go with me on a mission trip some day.

After the service we were helping put away chairs (we were meeting in a high school gym) and then just before he left he said; that he had not gotten a job promotion that he had put in for and he was feeling so down, and that he thought that his identity was still in his job.

I told him I would stop by later that afternoon and we could talk about it (we talked almost everyday about many things) and he said OK see you then.

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Later that day my wife called and said one of the girls waterbed had a leak and would I come by and fix it, so I went there instead of my brothers.

I did not have time to go to my brothers house after fixing the waterbed, so instead just went to a building where the church was meeting that evening, I parked and decided to wait for my brother to show up and go in with him.

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As I was waiting a lady came outside and ask me to come inside, I told her I would but I was waiting for my brother to come first, she said can you please come inside?

So I went inside with her and sat down in one of the pews and she said, Larry…………….

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Until next time

ambassador/ servant

GoodSamaritan

yes some religious folks did come by, but said they could not help…THEY WOULD BE LATE FOR CHURCH

Larry     and remember its not about going to Church…..its about BEING THE CHURCH.

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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Thank you to all the new readers and viewers and to those who are passing this blog on to your friends, the views were up significantly these last few blogs…THANK YOU.

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Ok, so I am driving along one day after the HOLY SPIRIT SAID, if I would listen to HIM as much as I listened to the radio He would get me out of the truck, and I have this thought come into my mind, I wonder what would happen if I…………………………………………………….

PRAYED IN THE SPIRIT (TONGUES) INSTEAD OF ENGLISH

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WAIT…..WHAT?

WOW what a strange thought, praying in the Spirit (tongues) instead of begging GOD in English (because that’s really what I had been doing).

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Well I had absolutely NO CLUE about praying in the Spirit, and after 20 years in the building on Sunday mornings no one had ever said anything about it either, except I did faintly remember someone said something about a prayer language (tongues).

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So although I had no clue about what might happen (if anything) I did know one thing for sure….doing the same old things that I had been doing…AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS…..WAS IN FACT INSANITY.

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I decided that with NOTHING TO LOSE….AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN, I would give it a chance, and the next morning I would start to pray in the Spirit (tongues).

The next morning (JAN-1993) I was kind of excited because I had something completely new to do that I had never done before (oh I had spoken in tongues sometimes in a meeting for a few minutes or so), so I started up my car and took off for the truck lot in Portland, OR about 45 minutes away and it was 3am.

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I prayed in the Spirit all the way there, got into the truck and headed for Seattle, about 1 and a half hours later I stopped for coffee at Olympia, WA and was still praying in the Spirit, amazing that was the longest I had ever prayed in the Spirit.

Back in the truck and on to Seattle, and the time had gone so fast, it seemed like I had just left Portland. I made my deliveries around Seattle and then drove back to Portland, all in all I had prayed for about 8 hours including my drive back home. (maybe this is what it means to pray without ceasing).

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WOW I could not believe I had prayed that long in the Spirit, it was amazing to me, SO I DID IT THE NEXT DAY TO, another 8 – 10 hours of praying in the Spirit. I also prayed at home on the weekends as much as possible to (just praying quietly under my breath, no one even knew I was praying).

This went on for about 2 months, praying on the way to the truck lot, praying on the way to Seattle and back, then back home and on weekends.

Then one day I was just starting back to Portland and still praying when the HOLY SPIRIT BEGAN TO SPEAK TO ME, ON THE INSIDE THRU THE SAME CHANNEL I WAS PRAYING ON (MY SPIRIT CHANNEL) and I stopped praying so I could listen to what He was saying.

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He began to tell me things about the WORD, SHOWING ME THE MEANING OF SOME THINGS, HE ALSO BEGAN TO SHOW ME THINGS ABOUT MY LIFE, MY FAMILY, AND JUST SO MANY THINGS, I WAS AMAZED.

It was like I had this new best friend in the truck, and I was never alone anymore, the fellowship was out of this world, the information was incredible, and I still had NO CLUE AS TO WHAT IF ANYTHING WAS HAPPENING BY PRAYING ALL THESE HOURS

except for the fact that I was hearing the voice of the HOLY SPIRIT LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Now this kind of praying went from days, to weeks, to months, and finally a year had passed since I had started praying in the Spirit (tongues), the fellowship with the HOLY SPIRIT was amazing, but other than that, the same problems I was facing were all the same if not getting worse.

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I remember one day I am driving along praying in the Spirit and then I started to complain in my mind that I was still in the truck and how much I hated that job. As I was thinking about it, the HOLY SPIRIT broke into my thoughts and said…...IF YOUR JOB OF DRIVING THIS TRUCK DID NOT REQUIRE YOU TO GET UP AT 2 OR 3 OR 4 IN THE MORNING…….WOULD YOU GET UP IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB AT THOSE HOURS TO PRAY FOR 8-10 HOURS A DAY?

I said well, ah, ah, probably not (because I hated to have to get up so early) and HE SAID, NOT PROBABLY NOT……FOR SURE NOT. (He knows us better than we know ourselves, and he says it even if we wont admit it).

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I was literally getting paid by the hour, and time and a half for overtime to pray in the Spirit, so that changed my perspective completely.

But since nothing was changing around me and I was still in the truck, maybe I would just……………………………………

until next time

GoodSamaritan

YES SOME RELIGIOUS FOLKS WENT BY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD EARLIER, BUT SAID THEY COULD NOT HELP BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE LATE FOR CHURCH.

ambassador / servant Larry

and remember IT NOT THE SIZE OF THE DOG IN THE FIGHT….ITS THE SIZE OF THE FIGHT IN THE DOG THAT MATTERS.

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the truth

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Well here I go again, yesterday I was finishing up this blog post and wa la everything disappeared, and I could not get it back, yes someone does not want this information getting out, and yes I need a new laptop.

So let me paint a picture of where I was at in my life in the early 90s, I had been a born again, Spirit filled, baptized in water Christian for 20 years.

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January 1972

Was married with 3 children, and was a general contractor doing mostly remodeling construction. However at this time the interest rates were so high no one was getting loans for remodeling, so I found work driving semi trucks.

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The marriage of about 17 years at that time was really on the rocks, and by 1992 we were separated and would be for a long time.

So my family life was a mess, my work life was a mess as I hated driving truck, it was long hours, lonely, and the stupid drivers made me crazy. Church life had become same ole same ole, very boring and dry and so I was deeply depressed, frustrated, and had no clue of what to do.

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One thing that started some change was when I was at my parents house one afternoon (that’s where I was living while separated) they were watching Benny Hinn on TV. I had no idea of who he was and was about half asleep when he started talking about the HOLY SPIRIT, I sat up and begin to listen because I had never heard anyone talk about the HOLY SPIRIT THAT WAY EXCEPT KATHRYN KUHLMAN.

I had attended one of her miracle services in Portland Oregon in 1973, and it was the most amazing service I had ever seen. It lasted 5 hrs + and seemed like 30 minutes, the presence of GOD was so heavy you could not have left if you had wanted to.

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She talked about the HOLY SPIRIT SO MUCH and now all these years later someone else is talking the same way, and long story short I came to know in a personal way the HOLY SPIRIT and something changed when that happened.

My 7 year older brother (there was just my brother and I in the family) and my best friend felt the same way about things in our life and so we decided we would just start seeking GOD and pray together and see if somehow we could get back on track.

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Not long after that his wife of 26 years or so divorced him and he was very devastated, but we kept seeking the Lord together as we could.

There were a lot of things that were happening in this time that I cant go into all of them, but one other great frustration was I felt that I had a ministry call on my life, but nothing was happening that would make that come to pass, as I had gone to Mexico for 1 month in 1973 and India for 1 month in 1974.

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Now I had prayed and begged GOD to change my life circumstances so many times I was even tired of hearing it.

So now its the December of 1992 and I am driving down the road in the truck listening to the radio and I hear the HOLY SPIRIT say to me from my spirit..…………………………………….

if you would listen to me as much as you listen to that radio…..I WOULD GET YOU OUT OF THIS TRUCK.

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wait !! WHAT?

I ALMOST FAINTED (I never heard the HOLY SPIRIT much in those days) and thought, WOW you would get me out of this truck……………………………………………………………………..

I WAS ALL EARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the next few weeks the radio never was turned on, but I did not hear anything from the HOLY SPIRIT either, but I just continued to keep the radio off.

Then just before the end of the year a thought came into my mind that I had never ever had before (sometimes He speaks to us in our thoughts) a very different thought.

It was simply this…..I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I ……………………………………..

until next time

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ambassador / servant

Larry…….and remember WHEN WILL WE DO WHAT WE HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE, TO HAVE WHAT WE HAVE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH


 

Over the next few weeks or months I am going to write these blogs about the most important thing that ever happened to me after being born again, baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, and being baptized in water.

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These are the 3 foundation experiences that get you to ground level, you cannot put walls up with no foundation, (you can but then your building on the sand) and you cannot put a roof on with no walls, (you can but its not very useful) I was a builder for over 20 years and I know the building process very well.

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One of the things I learned early on in building buildings, is if you are an inch higher on one corner of the foundation, you will be one inch higher on that same corner of the roof. So the idea is, get it right with the foundation and the rest of the building will be right also.

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Jesus was also a builder and He is the master builder, and there is no other foundation to be built upon than JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.

The first experience of course is the new birth, being born again from above, this is the starting point for all spiritual experiences, if we are not born again, by the Spirit of God, then we are still lost and undone without GOD in this world. (no matter what all the false religions say)

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The very next thing after being born again and I mean the next few minutes is, being baptized in the Holy Spirit and receiving our new prayer language, tongues.

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Then we should be baptized in water, a type of the burial of the old man and the resurrection of the new man. (full immersion of course, as you never see anyone buried by just sprinkling some dirt on the body).

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Anything less than these foundation stones is not a solid foundation and somewhere along the line it will show up in the life of that person.

So now that we have a solid foundation, the Holy Spirit begins the building process of our lives, and has a lot to do to get us conformed to the image of Jesus. to get us from the MILK OF THE WORD TO THE MEAT OF THE WORD AND ULTIMATELY UNTO THE FULL MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.

He will try to lead us and guide us INTO ALL THE TRUTH (REALITY) AS WE YIELD OURSELVES OVER TO HIM IN OBEDIENCE.

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to yield means to let the Holy Spirit go first, then He can lead and you can follow

At some point we will begin to be aware that we DON’T GO TO CHURCH, BUT THAT WE ARE THE CHURCH (JUST THIS REVELATION ALONE WILL CHANGE YOUR WHOLE WORLD FOREVER, BUT THAT’S FOR ANOTHER DAY).

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Around this point in time we will begin to try to find out just what part of the body am I, am I called in one of the five fold ministry gifts, or helps and governments, or the diversity of tongues. ( by the way….we are all called to speak in tongues for edification the revelation gift Jude 20)

Every believer is called into 1 or more of these 8 operations of God that makes up the body of Christ.

The issue then becomes how exactly do I find out what God has called to me function in the body of Christ? There are so many self appointed, self anointed, people today that call themselves Pastors, Apostles, Prophets, and so on, BUT IF THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS NOT CALLED YOU AND EQUIPPED YOU WITH A UNIQUE BLEND OF GIFTS TO FULFILL THAT MINISTRY.

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THEN YOU ARE NOT THAT MINISTRY

Jesus GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN, WE JUST DON’T SAY …OH….I THINK I WILL GO TO BIBLE SCHOOL AND BE A PASTOR, I HAVE SEEN SO MANY SELF APPOINTED MINISTRIES ITS AMAZING.

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am so glad I decided to be a REV pastor, its the best job I ever had Rest, Eat, and Visit.

So what is the best way to find out our purpose and destiny in GOD? Well that’s what we are going to find out in these next weeks of blogs, what exactly happened that changed my life so radically and from the status quo (means THE MESS WE ARE IN) to the status go. From my DNA- meaning DO NOTHING AT ALL….TO DESTINY NOW ACTIVATED.

FROM THE PEW TO THE PLANE BABY, I AM TALKING ABOUT A SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE THAT QUALIFIED ME FOR MY CALLING, EMPOWERED ME, GIFTED ME FOR MY CALLING, AND SENT ME OUT ON MY CALLING, AND SUPPORTED ME IN THE FUNCTION OF MY CALLING.

I AM SO SADDENED EVERY TIME I HEAR OF SOME FRIENDS THAT STARTED OUT IN CHRIST THE SAME TIME AS I DID, AND THEN FIND OUT 1 MAN SOME 40 YEARS LATER DROWNED DRUNK IN A BATHTUB, AND IT DID NOT HAVE TO BE.

ANOTHER FRIEND IS JUST LIVING IN SOME REMOTE FOREST IN EASTERN WASHINGTON OR IDAHO AND DRINKING BEER ALL DAY AND WATCHING MOVIES.

OTHER FRIENDS JUST COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT WHAT GOD WANTED THEM TO DO, SO THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING.

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FOLKS I AM MOVED AND SADDENED BY THESE TRAGIC EVENTS OF BELIEVERS, DEPRESSED, AND GIVING UP, LIKE THIS. (i was there myself once, wondering and wandering, just couldn’t figure it out)

THIS IS WHY I AM DOING EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET THIS TRUTH OUT TO AS MANY AS I CAN, AND NEXT TIME I WILL TELL MY PERSONAL STORY OF WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO ME THAT SO CHANGED MY WORLD FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE MARVELOUS.

AND ITS AVAILABLE TO ALL

AND REMEMBER THERE IS A GLORIOUS LIFE…..AFTER YOU…..SO LETS GET BEYOND OURSELVES.

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yes there were some others that came by on the other side of the road, but they said they were going to be late for church, thank you so much for BEING THE CHURCH.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

AMBASSADOR / SERVANT

LARRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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