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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.

GoodSamaritan

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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