How He Started & Recovered from Crack Cocaine

Grandma & crack cocaine

crack cocaine dealerAt age 12 his grandmother gave him some crack cocaine and asked him to sell it. He became a crack cocaine dealer.

crack cocaine dealerBy age 19 he owned over 15 crack houses in Montgomery, Alabama. He made so much money that he would spend half a million dollars a year partying and shopping.

crack cocaine dealerThen, one night he had a vision. Fire was falling from the sky, people were dying…

 

 

crack cocaine dealerThat is when he decided he did not like his lifestyle.

Fortunately he knew about God. He cried out to God and asked Him to get him out of his lifestyle.

The next morning he was so full of peace that he started learning about Jesus. Then he started going to bars and preaching to to the thugs, killers, drug dealers, etc. — the people he used to hang out with. The first month 300 of them were baptized.

Watch his story on YouTube.

Courts & Government of Heaven

I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive itI Corinth 3:2a
This teaching is meat; it is beyond milk & bread. Do not bother reading any more unless you are studying this subject in depth.

To really understand it, you may have to unlearn some teachings that are in error. Many of the teachings here may not fit into your belief system.

♦ We can live in heaven while we are on the earth.
♦ The kingdom is not about what you do; it is about who you are. Who are you relative to what was mandated for you in particular to be on earth? Doing signs and wonders is NOT the kingdom; it is the overflow of being in the kingdom. We have to become a shadow of “as it is in heaven”.
♦ The kingdom of the earth was established when God separated Eve out of Adam.
♦ A kingdom is about a sphere of responsibility and an arena of government. Adam was given responsibility for the government of the earth. Everything about government comes in threes. (The demonic realm also as governmental things coming in groups of three. The enemy copies what is in heaven.)
♦ There are seven different levels in this realm of eternity in which we live:
•    The kingdom of earth
•    The kingdom of God
•    The kingdom of heaven
•    Heaven
•    Heaven of heavens
•    The realm of perfection
•    The realm of eternity
♦ The realms of the kingdom that we move into open up the other realms and dimensions that are around us. The higher you go in these realms the easier it is to open up the other realms.
♦ The object of the apostolic is to bring blueprints out of heaven so that we can be a shadow of what is in heaven.     Cf.   Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 

♦ Satan is known as “the prince of the power of the air”.
♦ The spiritual realm that is in darkness is as close to you as the air that you breathe. When you tune into it, it becomes the source of your supply. The realm of the light of the glory of God is also as close as the air you breathe. When you tune into it, it will be the source of your supply.

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven2 Corinthians 12:2a 
♦ hebrew pictograph gimbalChristians who think with Greek thinking may think that “third heaven” implies that there is a first and second heaven. The pictograph for the Hebrew number three was a camel’s hump. To many Hebrews that would mean “the supply of heaven.”

So, 2 Corinthians 12:2a could mean “I know someone who was caught up into the full supply of the provisions of heaven.”

♦ The kingdom is not what you do (healing the infirmed, etc.) It is who you are. It is about having a life of integrity and maturity.
♦ There are 3 kingdoms:
• The kingdom of the earth : you can engage the presence of God while you are on the earth.
• The kingdom of God : it is the domain of God that exists inside of you. The kingdom of God is within you. I.e., God has chosen you to become an expression of Him on the face of the earth. Luke 17:21b 
• The kingdom of Heaven : It is a realm outside of you.

♦ The very life of God that is omniscience, omnipresent and omnipotent is within you. Meditate on that concept for the next six months.

The kingdom of God is within youLuke 17:21b 
Stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on highLuke 24:49b 

♦ Until you carry the same frequency and shadow as the frequency of heaven, you will not be able to be called into your original design.

♦ The skin of the apostolic has three things inside it:
• Time
• Finances
• Relationships

♦ What each one of us has:
• An “outer court” called our body.
• An “inner court” called our soul.
• A “holy place” called our spirit. The holy of holies is where the presence of God lives inside your spirit being.

♦ When you smell of a fragrance different from what the demonic are familiar, the demonic cannot enter your atmosphere.
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing2 Corinthians 2:15 
“Fragrance” is not a smell; it is a frequency.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the AlmightyPsalm 91:1 
God is asking, “Does that look like Me?”

The wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteousProverbs 13:22b However, the provision will not come because we want it to come; it will come after we have taken a position of responsibility.

Everything having to do with a national work comes in fives:
Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘If you will
• walk in My ways and if you will
• perform My service, then you will also
• govern My house and also have
• charge of My courts, and I will
• grant you free access among these who are standing hereZechariah 3:7 

1. Walk in my Ways: Kingdom of the earth.
2. Keep My laws: Kingdom of God.
3. Judge My house: Kingdom of Heaven,
4. Judge My courts: Kingdom of Heaven.
5. Give you free access to those standing here: Kingdom of Heaven.

You cannot make progress into the higher levels unless you take responsibility for the lower ones.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your ownI Corinthians 6:19 

♦ You have your own personal mandate from heaven. Walk in it. Do not try to walk in someone else’s mandate.
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! Matthew 7:21-23 

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was loveSong of Solomon 2:4 
♦ “Banqueting house” means “house of wine”. The banner is the covering of God. So, you can sit in the house of wine and get drunk in the judgments of God. You’ll be blasted by the presence of God.

And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His headLuke 9:58 
♦ That verse is not talking about Jesus being poor. His garment was worth a year’s wages. Foxes do not live in their holes; they have babies in their holes. Birds to not live in their nests; the hatch babies in their nests. — It means that “I have not raised anyone up to state of the maturity that I can put my head upon”.

♦ Speaking in tongues can escort you into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Spoken Word of God, the Power of Confessing It

Reversing depression with the spoken word

spoken wordRabbi Jonathan Bernis understands the power of the spoken word. He  had a woman in his office who had been suffering from depression for over 20 years. She had gone to several different doctors. They could not help her.

Rabbi Bernis gave the woman a number of different faith-building Bible verses and told her to spend an hour every day speaking them out loud.

The woman began confessing faith scriptures — and so on. When she went back to the rabbi less than TWO WEEKS later, she was completely healed.

Faith Comes By Hearing and Hearing By the Word of GodRomans 10:17


Meditate using the spoken word

Meditate on the Word day and night so that you will be careful to do what is written. Then you will be prosperous and successfulJoshua 1:8, paraphrased 

Joshua was about to lead around three million Jews into the promised land. God told him that if he meditated on the word of God, he would be prosperous and successful. When God said meditate, He used the Hebrew word hagawHagaw means to talk, to utter, to mutter.

In other words, in order to make God’s word come to pass in our lives, we should say it out loud. At least, say it loud enough so that your ears can hear it. Our brains process things differently when we hear them as opposed to just thinking them.

For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:10 

In other words, if a person believes in his spirit (heart) first, then he gets results by confessing the word. If you are in the habit of praying for people person to person, get them to confess that your prayer for them will be answered. Get them to speak it out loud boldly. Tell them the power of the spoken word.

Watch the interview between Johathan Bernis & Sid Roth.

Ruth Fazal, Christian Violinist

Ruth Fazal, Christian violinistTruly anointed music of Ruth Fazal

Ruth Fazal is more than just a Christian violinist. Jesus Christ actually handed her the violin bow with which she plays.

She has played with the Toronto Symphony. She composed an oratorio. It’s been performed in Carnegie Hall, Toronto, Vienna and Israel, among other places.

Special things happen when people listen to her soaking music. They often have emotional and physical healing. Anxiety is replace with peace.

Listen to Ruth’s music and her interview with Sid Roth.

Oratorio:  musical composition for voices and orchestra, telling a sacred story without costumes, scenery, or dramatic action.

People Who Cannot Control Themselves

Some people just cannot control their behaviour. Perhaps they are addicted to gambling, drugs, alcohol or any of a number of different behaviors. 75 – 85% of prisoners who are let out on parole will reoffend. They often simply cannot control themselves.

Before the late Dr. Paul Hegstrom was healed, he used to beat his wife. He hated himself for doing that. He kept promising himself that he would never do it again. He even spent $30,000 on psychologists fees. But, he could not control himself.

After much study he finally found out how to “rewire” his brain. axons and neuronsThe process took three years. He no longer has any trouble with wife beating.

He and his former wife got remarried. After 23 years in the new marriage, there had never been a single case of domestic violence.

prisonAmong other things, Dr. Hegstrom worked with parolees. He worked with several groups of ex-cons in the state of Georgia. Instead of 75 – 85% of them reoffending, 2 – 6% of them reoffended.

He worked with over 500 parolees in the state of Texas. After five years into the project, NONE of them had reoffended.

Why People Cannot Control Themselves 

Paul had been sexually abused at age eight. That had been a big part of the problem.

Some types of childhood traumas cause the body’s adrenalin-producing system to be on high alert. As a result, three different chemicals (dopamine, seratonin and norepinephrine) cannot be produced in sufficient quantities at the onset of puberty. The extra adrenalin prevents that from happening. Consequently, the brain does not fully develop and, in Paul’s case, part of him remained like a nine-year-old boy.

The five types of childhood traumas that can cause the adrenalin-producing system to stay on high alert are:

  • Rejection in the original family,
  • Incest,
  • Molestation
  • Emotional abuse and
  • Physical abuse.

Watch the television interview between Dr. Paul Hegstrom and Sid Roth.

Related pages

 

Childhood trauma & reversing its effects

Domestic violence

Altering human brain cells

Emotional abuse

Dr. Hegstrom’s life skills project

Childhood Trauma and Reversing Its Effects

Rewiring the Brain

axons and neurons

This article is about rewiring the brain to reverse damage caused by childhood trauma.

The image above is a picture of axons moving their positions in the brain. A major university did brain scans on some of Dr. Hegstrom’s clients.

Among them were violent criminals who had served their time in prison. After 26 weeks within Dr. Hegstrom’s program, their brains look much different. After a year on the program, the brain shows more rewiring than at 26 weeks.

In some areas judges have been ordering prisoners to take Dr. Hegstrom’s Life Skills Program. Usually 75 – 85% of parolees can be expected to commit crimes again and return to prison.

Eight judges were asked how many of the parolees they had ordered to take the Life Skills Program returned to prison. They said that of all of the people they had ordered to take the course in the past five years, none had returned to prison.

Their brains had been rewired.

Scars remain after forgiveness

A teacher in Newfoundland was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform.

She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry.

Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.

That is what happens when a child bullies another child. They may say they’re sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.

Arrested brain development

Bullying and other forms of trauma can arrest a child’s development. The trauma can cause the adrenalin-dispensing system to be in a constant state of alert waiting for fight or flight.

When the child reaches puberty, the excess adrenalin prevents three chemicals (dopamine, seratonin and norepinephrine) to be produced in sufficient quantities. These three chemical are necessary for normal development in the brain. As a result, part of a person’s personality can remain like that of a prepubescent child.

The five types of prepubescent traumas that can put the adrenalin-producing system to stay on high alert are:

  • Rejection in the original family,
  • Incest,
  • Molestation
  • Emotional abuse and
  • Physical abuse.

The late Dr. Paul Hegstrom was an expert in the field of prepubescent trauma. He said that it can lead to serious problems such as

♦  ADD,
♦  ADHD,
♦  Disrespect for authority figures,
♦  Domestic violence,
♦  Anger management issues,
♦  Inability to love,
♦  Inability to parent properly and
♦  Inability to resolve conflict.

brainThe main reason Dr. Hegstrom is an expert in the area of prepubescent trauma is because he was violently raped at the age of eight. For much of his earlier adult life he was an emotional mess. He eventually started a research project trying to find out how to make himself into a decent person. He found out how to “rewire his brain”.

 

Watch the television interview between Dr. Paul Hegstrom and Sid Roth.

Related pages

People who cannot control themselves

Domestic violence

Altering human brain cells

Emotional abuse

Dr. Hegstrom’s life skills project

Worshiping God by Shane Warren

Change Your Life TodayPastor Shane Warren’s life revolves around worshiping God. At one of his services the congregation got into such strong worship that Pastor Warrens’ religious nature wanted to close it down.

The Lord told him not to. So, he had an altar call.

Change Your Life Today

One of the people who came up was a church member who had been blind from birth. He got his sight back.

Change Your Life TodayHe went to his doctor who was completely baffled. Part of the man’s optic nerve had been missing and still was! Yet, he could see!

Shane Warren says that we can walk in God’s manifest presence 24/7. One of the big keys is worshiping God. As it says below, Father  God seeks worshipers. It is incredibly important to Him.

A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeksJohn 4:23

We are the bride of Christ and no one wants a frigid bride. Worship is not necessarily in a particular place such as our church; it is not a particular style; it is a condition of the heart. It is our spirit connecting with God and staying in the presence of God.

Worship is an incredibly strong form of spiritual warfare. It confuses the demonic realm and activates the angelic realm.

Worship is one of the big missing ingredients in the body of Christ.


Watch the video as Sid Roth interviews Shane Warren.
Hear five radio interviews with Shane Warren .

Katie Souza, from Career Criminal to Full-Time Ministry

Career criminal stage

Katie SouzaKatie Souza went from working in the entertainment industry to being a career criminal. Her days were filled with drugs, clandestine laboratories, stolen vehicles, high-speed chases, gun shootouts, and many arrests.

But after being caught and sentenced to 13 years in prison, Katie’s life was radically transformed. Now she is out of prison, in full-time ministry, and when she ministers, people are healed physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Katie Souza changed through one prayer

Before she was saved, Katie was serving a 12.5 year sentence in prison. One time in frustration she said, “I give up. I surrender.” God showed up. She got saved and began having Bible studies in prison.

She became as fanatical for God as she had been for crime. She began hearing the voice of God.

One time God told her that he would get her out of prison on a specific date. She told every prisoner what God had told her. She indeed was released on that date.

 

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.      Luke 11:16

 

Watch a TV interview between Katie Souza and Sid Roth.

 

Hear radio interviews between Katie Souza and Sid Roth.

Changing Definitions to Sanitize Our Actions

Repenting for the definitions we have created

Heavenly Father,

We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium, altered definitions and thereby reversed our values.

Look at how we have changed the definition of words.

Lottery 

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

Welfare 

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
Choice — We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

Justifiable

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

Building self esteem

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

Politics

We have abused power and called it politics.

Ambition

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

Freedom of expression

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

Enlightenment

We have ridiculed the time-honoured values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.