June - 2008
Denying the Power
by Thomas C. Terry
(Excerpt taken from upcoming book “How Jesus Rocked My World”)
“Having a form of
godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
2 Timothy 3:5
The Lord spoke to me and
said, “In the church world many are now denying My power to change lives
and relying on their own charisma, programs, and psychological
manipulation to grow their churches.” The Lord instructed me to do the
- Pray for them.
- Write a book for Me to
warn My leaders and My people that without Me they can do nothing for
the kingdom of God. Even though they can be very successful building
their own kingdom without Me, as far as worldly success goes.
- Let them know that to
those who are seeking Me for a visitation of true Holy Ghost fire I am
He also told me, “even
though many of these faithful pastors have struggled as they have seen
little or no church growth up until this time, and yet have seen men come
into their cities and grow large churches through seeker-sensitive motives
using advertising, marketing, church programs and short,
non-confrontational sermons, I have started to put a hunger in My true
sheep for the uncompromising Word and moving of My Spirit. And as this
begins to happen there will come a mighty army of people that will flood
into life-giving churches that have been built upon Me with My Word and My
Spirit. The ones built by man will die; many will choose to stay and die
with them, and I will judge the pastors who have misled my people.”
After the Lord spoke these
things to me, I saw a division begin in the church world. In some towns
and churches hungry hearts began to cry out to God for a powerful moving
of His Spirit, and God has granted it. These churches are experiencing
fruitful, God-sent growth.
On the other hand, some
churches using seeker-sensitive man-made tactics, motivational teaching,
programs, marketing and the like are also experiencing great numerical
growth. Yet, the pastors and people attending them are living under a
delusion. There is no move of the Spirit and very few are being
born-again. Many are making an empty confession of faith and there is
little, if any, spiritual growth.
It’s time to get back to
the Word of God on these things. Let us look at what the scriptures say
about true church growth, how it comes, and the true signs of the
blessings of God among us.
The Greatest Miracle of All
60 people received salvation and 75 received the baptism of the Holy
Spirit w/the evidence of speaking in tongues! All 60 who received the
Lord were also filled with the Holy Ghost, glory to God!
The church in Caldwell, ID
(Higher Ground Worship Center) doubled in size over the course of 7
days during this revival! A fire has been ignited and God is still
saving, healing, delivering, and filling people in their church
“...One thing I
know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
eyes and 11 deaf ears were opened!
Jennifer Seip from Higher Ground Worship Center was missing an ear
drum in her right ear which she lost as a child due to a tumor, and
the Lord gave her a new ear drum. She can now hear in both ears!
Praise the Lord! A woman who was legally blind since birth was healed
and saw her 10 year old son’s face clearly for the first time, praise
“He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and
greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
who went up for prayer had an epileptic devil cast out of him. It was
very dramatic - that boy was so happy he was jumping up and down and
started running around the building. He could hardly contain himself -
Glory to God!