Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Science of Speaking in Tongues

Faith Matters. This is a report on Night Line about a University of Pennsylvania study that used an MRI scans to see what happens in the brains of Christians when they speak in tongues. It is different from what happens when Buddhist monks meditate or Franciscan nuns pray.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dead Raiser

JESUS sent His disciples out to raise the dead (Matthew 10:8). This new movie, coming in October 2013 from Mountain Light Cinema, is about one man who is out doing it in the name of Jesus.

God is still doing today what He has always done through the Church.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Raised to Life in Nicaragua

Lifeless boy, eight years old, brought back to life in the name of Jesus. God is still doing today what He has always done.

From Global Celebration, the ministry of Georgian Banov and his wife, Winnie.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Former Muslim Raised from Dead in Jesus' Name

Fatuma Shubisa (pictured in middle) was
raised from the dead after 12 hours.
Fatuma Shubisa, a Muslim convert to Christianity, died and had an experience of heaven where she saw her husband's brother, who had died 2 years and also met her husband's mother (her husband is also a Christian and, apparently, so were his mother and brother).

After she had been dead for about 12 hours, Warsa Buta, a Christian missionary who was working nearby, saw the crowd gathered around her home. He went and, finding her dead, began to pray, “Fatuma, be raised in the name of Jesus!” This mystified her Muslim neighbors, but then Fatuma suddenly sat up in bed.

One of her neighbors said, “If this is real, we will all become Christians.” Another said, “Your God is a very powerful God!” As a result, many of her Muslim friends and neighbors came to faith in King Jesus the Messiah.

You can read her story in more detail here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Craig S. Keener, author of Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, talks about people who were raised from the dead, one of whom was his sister-in-law.

Friday, April 20, 2012

William J. Seymour ~ Azuza Street Revival

A recent report from CBN on William J. Seymour, of Azusa Street Revival fame. Features pentecostal historian Vinson Synan and Charles Fox.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Healing Signs and Wonders ~ Maria Woodworth Etter

Signs and Wonders
by Maria Woodworth-Etter
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From the back cover:
"Woodworth–Etter's ministry is often called the most powerful of the modern era. As God used this yielded vessel, many dramatic healings of the incurably sick occurred. Broken bones were instantly mended, the lame walked, demons were case out, and even the dead were raised to life. Included with the dozens of testimonies, she discusses...
  • The fullness of the Holy Spirit
  • Current displays of God's Power
  • The power of faith
  • How to be healed
  • How to receive a miracle
"Both she and her audiences reported many visions they had of heaven, angels, the New Jerusalem, and of forthcoming events including earthquakes and wars that subsequently occurred. Hundreds of thousands were saved through her ministry. On many occasions she received supernatural protection against murderous enemies. Discover how God is willing and able to reveal Himself through Signs and Wonders in the lives of believers today."

This book includes numerous testimonies of healing in the name of Jesus and other miracles.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An Explosion of Miracles ~ Craig Keener

Craig Keener, Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, was recently interviewed by Tim Stafford for Christianity Today, particularly in regard to the subject of  his new book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts.
Two days after my conversion, I wasn't sure if I had done it right, so I asked a pastor to pray with me. I was overwhelmed again by the same awesome sense of God. There was no way I could praise him enough unless he gave me the words. It started coming out in another language. I had never heard of speaking in tongues, I didn't know what it was. It just happened to me.

My ordination is in the National Baptist Convention USA, so technically I'm a black Baptist. My wife does not pray in tongues. But her mainstream evangelical church in the Congo testifies to people being raised from the dead. In that sense, the Congolese church is far more charismatic than almost any charismatic experience I know of here.
Keener's wife is from Congo-Brazzaville and her church denomination there is Eglise Evangelique du Congo. When Keener met the people there, some shared their testimonies with him:
It was remarkable. I got seven eyewitness accounts of people being raised from the dead. One was my sister-in-law, Therese. I asked my mother-in-law to tell me about it, with my wife translating from one of the local languages. My mother-in-law described how Therese was bitten by a snake. By the time my mother-in-law got to her, she wasn't breathing. No medical help was available. She strapped the child to her back and ran to a nearby village, where a friend who was an evangelist prayed for Therese. She started breathing again.

I asked my mother-in-law how long Therese had stopped breathing. She thought about how long it takes to get up this hill and down this hill from one village to another. She said about three hours.
He shared some of this at a meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. "Maybe we should listen to some of the majority-world readings of these passages." A scholar from Nigeria stood and gave a couple of similar accounts, one concerning a stillborn child who began breathing after believers prayed over him for about a half-hour. "I've heard a large number of such accounts," Keener said.

Keener concludes, "We have an explosion of miracles taking place, especially in conjunction with the spread of the gospel. Some things are outside the norm for most Westerners, whatever kind of church we are associated with. It's probably good for us, to shake us up. Extraordinary things are taking place around the world."

God is still doing today what He has always done in the Church.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cloud of Glory at Bethel Church

Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA, talks about the unusual manifestations of God's presence they have been experiencing for the past 15 years or so. This is in addition to the many healings they have seen. Most recently, they have been seeing a "glory cloud" that comes during their times of worship. Pastor Johnson calls these "signs that make you wonder."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Atheist's Near Death Experience Changes His Life

This is the testimony of Dr. Donald Whitaker, an atheist who came to King Jesus after a terrifying near death experience. He also received a miraculous healing that continues to be a miracle day by day.