Revelation 2: 24: "But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden."
Ephesians 2: 20: "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone."
Every so often, I will meet someone and they will ask me about my testimony. When they ask this, they probably think that I will tell them when I got saved and how I got saved.
Healing and the Wounds of Christ in my Body
My testimony is that my faith healed me of manic-depression (bi-polar) back in January of 1986 (I was 25 years old). It was such a relief and a great blessing to be healed---I felt like a new man. I told my parents about my being healed and they thought I was crazy. My dad began to mock me and make fun of me (of course, he was rejecting Christ within me). The mocking got so bad, that on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Easter, I had the wounds of Christ in my hands, my feet, my side and there was a circle of pain around my head. You couldn't see the wounds, but there was a constant, hot, searing pain in my hands, feet, side and head. On Easter Sunday 1986, the pain was gone.
Deliverance from Demons/Breaking of Curses
The second part of my testimony is that I have been delivered of many demons. I went through several deliverance sessions back in 1988-89 and I started to get freed up from demonic bondage. Over the years, whenever I obeyed the Lord in something He had told me to do, I would get freed up from another demon. "The anointing breaks the yoke of sin." (Isaiah 10: 27) Also I have been freed from many demons in my hitchhiking travels; my hitchhiking has been prayer and fasting unto the Lord (Matthew 17: 21).
The Lord is still delivering me of demons. Praise the Lord!
The Second Coming
In September 1986, after going through a few years of tribulation (purification), the Lord came to me a second time. Since that time, the Presence of God has been a permanent part of my life. When the Lord glorifies my body (rapture), the Presence of God becomes magnified in me. This is the intercessory work that the Lord does in my life. Rapture is not some physical, bodily catching away by the Lord into outer space. [Matthew 16: 28: "Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."]
Justification through Faith
For those who are curious about when I asked Christ into my life. I was very suicidal from the age of 15 till I was 25. At the age of 22, I asked Christ into my life; it was the last week of July 1982.
Baptism with Water
In January 1987, I was baptized with water by Pastor Coussart of the Bethel Gospel Church in Ellensburg, Washington. I was baptized at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church. When I came out of the water I was glowing---the Presence of God was very strong on me for the rest of the day. It was a very powerful experience.
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the Evidence of Speaking in Tongues
In September 1988, I was in bed praising the Lord when I began to speak in an unknown tongue. This is the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. I spoke in a certain language until around April 1989. I was kicked out of my house by Great Commission Church (Ames, Iowa) because I was preaching about praying in tongues and that the Lord had delivered me of many demons. Since April 1989, I have prayed in a tongue that sounds like French. I have never studied French in my life; I studied German for two years in high school and for one year in college.
I knew the Presence of God from time to time when I was in grade school. I prayed to God a lot when I was in grade school and my life was blessed. But I wasn't a Christian in grade school because I did not believe that Jesus Christ was God. I believe that Enoch, Abraham, David and the Prophets knew the Presence of God, but that was before the Cross of Calvary. After the Cross, when you are washed in the Blood of Jesus (through faith), you are a new creation, so the Presence of God takes on an entirely new dynamic.
At the age of eleven, I made a tragic decision: I quit praying to God because I thought that I didn't need to pray anymore. Slowly, I became more rebellious, and by the age of 15, I was a full-blown atheist. Between the ages of 15 and 18, I was an atheist (I went to a Catholic high school in Iowa; I got kicked out of two religion classes; I dropped out of high school twice) and these were the most miserable years of my life.
Even though I have been rejected by family, friends and church people (because of my faith), I am very grateful for what the Lord has done in my life.
As far as I can remember, my first prophetic dream was in September 1990. In 1991, I met a prophetess in Marshalltown, Iowa---and it proved to be very prophetic. In 1996, I wrote a poem "A Prophet's Eyes" and it was later published by Ethos magazine. It was then that I realized that the Lord had called me to be a prophet.
A Brutal Poem
Later in 1996, I wrote a poem "Shiloh". This poem was dictated to me by the Holy Ghost. I have been inspired many times to speak something or to write something, but "Shiloh" was definitely DICTATED to me by the Holy Ghost. That was the only time in my life that the Holy Ghost has dictated something to me. Sometimes when I read that poem, I start to weep. "Shiloh" reads like Psalm 22.
The big miracle about "A Prophet's Eyes" and "Shiloh" is that they were published by a secular magazine (Ethos, Iowa State University) in 1997.
Isaiah 8: 18: "Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion."
John 8: 12: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
I Corinthians 4: 9-13: "For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day."
I Corinthians 4: 20: "For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power."
Hebrews 6: 1-3: "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit."
Hebrews 11: 36-38: "And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth."
Revelation 12: 11: "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
Welcome to the Isle of Patmos.
A Prophet's Eyes
New Jerusalem and New Shiloh
Excerpts from the Book of Enoch
The First Time I Rode a Freight Train
A Deeper Deliverance