"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me." John 17:29-21
For some people its being in Time Square for the "dropping of the New Year Ball" and feeling the excitement of the beginning of a New Year. For some its found in the excitement of sports. Some find it in various fantasies.
For me, my thrill is experiencing the joy of the reality of the living presence of JESUS CHRIST with me. And yes, you can experience it! Just this evening as my wife and I were praying for someone very dear to our hearts the HOLY SPIRIT, as I was praying, brought to mind a wondrous truth. As believers, as committed followers, we are in a state of infused unity with CHRIST JESUS! That's right, as I was praying the HOLY SPIRIT brought this teaching upon my heart and spiritual vision.
It doesn't matter if we pray with our eyes closed or open, standing or sitting, or for that matter whether we are in a closet or standing in a crowd. The reality is that "prayer is participating in the reality GOD." And if we as believers let our faith swell in the process of prayer, we will feel/experience that unity. If we give in to that unity in the fullness of its reality we literally become one with the heart of JESUS - whether we are praying to JESUS or to the FATHER.
In this way you, as a true believer, become one with the heart of JESUS; one in His will which is the same as the will of the FATHER. You become one with His truth, His love and His power. At this stage this all becomes directed by the HOLY SPIRIT.
As I prayed with my wife I had my eyes fully open and was standing as she was seated next to me on the sofa. It isn't about our physical position but it is all about our "heart posture". As I prayed I declared in a teaching mode, for an instance, that if we close our eyes it seems that we declare that GOD/JESUS is some distant object, but if we can accept the unity of our presence with His living and encompassing heart, then we can realize the infused unity of being with Him - that is the thrill of an awakened life! It is second to none and can be found wherever you are.
This is an expansive feeling as you realize your unity in the heart of JESUS. You give way, by faith, into His will and accept the dominance of His truth over your being - complete submission. This thrill is completely FREE! JESUS has paid for it in FULL with His own life and blood. Your cost? It is simply to commit your heart in belief to Him and walk in His truth. The remainder is His work in and through you - hang on for the ride as He will lift you higher and take you farther than you could ever imagine. Feel the Joy, celebrate the Wonder and Experience the LIVING THRILL!
This website centers upon the reality of the living CHRIST JESUS with us in our daily lives. It is all about JESUS! It is about JESUS opening up the reality of miraculous living for each of us.
If you are a believer, then be enriched; we pray that will be the case. If you are a doubter then engage and you just might find a new and greater reality.
The kingdom of GOD in this place is all about being filled with JOY!
"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy would remain in you, and that your joy may be full." John 15:11
Happy journey -
A short time ago I heard of a study that said that about 85% of Christians don't believe in miracles. More than surprised by this, I was dismayed. I, and many Christians, know the reality of miracles. This book is a response to those Christians who are in need of experiencing this reality.
This book deals with the reality of miracles in our present time and yes, it is supported by biblical understandings and teachings.
JESUS said in John 11:40: "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
This writing will give you a new vision through which to understand miracles and will lead you into the understanding of living a miraculous life. It will offer teachings along the way on how to enhance your awareness of miracles and to understand them through the eyes of JESUS. Above all, miracles are a part of a vibrant Christian life and to miss this reality is to fall far short of the joy that JESUS wants you to experience - that is, seeing "the glory of God."
"He challenges us all to see what we're missing that is right at hand and ours by right. Blood bought and paid, still we settle and survive with but a fraction of the grace and joy and gifting that God has reserved for us. There is so much, much more. Read this, ponder it and pray. Then walk in the greater joy of the Lord." Stephen Johnson, The Freedom Outpost
"Miracles Abound" is a book for everyone. Miracles like everything else go unnoticed in our busy world. Gordon, through Scripture and real life experiences, enlightens us to miracles that surround us everyday. Great read with a feel good finish." Coach John Miller, Founder and Director of SMILE Program (Student Mentoring in Life & Education)
"Gordon writes out of rich personal experience, Some talk - he walks. Some write it - he lives it. Some question - he obeys. His vibrant experience of listening to the Holy Spirit's voice comes through wonderfully in this book. As you read it, you will be challenged to a deeper, closer walk with Jesus. 'My sheep know my voice.'" Rev. Bob Moon, Pastor and Elder of the United Methodist Church
"Thirty years of faithfully serving the Lord has provided Gordon with the Biblical -saturated, theologically precise, and Gospel framed life experiences which God has graciously revealed to us in these pages. Yes, Miracles do Abound." Charlie Crews, Chick-Fil-A Operator and one of the great cloud of witnesses.
"It is a great book ...I took a lot away from reading this book...the stories helped me better understand that God and His Miracles are in virtually all of our day to day activities...if we will just look. If God lives "in us" we will be able to see Him, His grace and His miracles as we walk thru life each day." Rusty Griffin, A Saint in the LORD and Retired Businessman.
"Have truly enjoyed the book...a great reminder of GOD's presence, and the miracles around us everyday. What a great blessing to know we can be part of the process through faith grounded in His grace!!" Chuck Rigoni, Kairos Ministry
"To me the mark of a good book captivates and removes me, if only for a short time from life circumstance. Gordon's book does just that. 'Miracles Abound' will give you a different perspective about real people experiencing real miracles in their lives. You will be blessed by what you read." Gerald Spell, Lay Pastor
"Miracles Abound: Are You Walking in the Path of Miracles?"
The First Trial Printing has been received and is available for immediate Delivery - Be Blessed - Bless a Life!!!
"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3
"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10
One Bible - One Message; JESUS is the GOD who is present, who engages, who manifests His Love and Grace, who empowers. The first verse is from the Old Testament and the second is from the New Testament - they are both the same message. There is only one main message in the Bible - that is, that JESUS effects His Holy Love and Grace upon our lives if we will allow Him to do so! How beautiful is that! Miracles are a reality when walking in the Grace of JESUS CHRIST (See my recently printed book, Miracles Abound: Are You Walking in the Path of Miracles? on this page).
The key to "perfect peace" in our lives is to be 'linked' into the reality of JESUS and we do that by first, giving our hearts to Him completely - through faith. Then we make Him the main focus of our lives - by giving His authority over our minds, not just giving that authority but by assisting Him to have that authority. In other words, we become advocates for JESUS. Being a Christian is not a 'bystander' position, quite the opposite, it is about being fully engaged. This is done through many means that I will discuss in a following blog. The main point here is that 'perfect peace' in one's life is a miracle offered by JESUS, because He is alive and present with us and wants the very best for us and He has the power to deliver!
I participate in prison ministry and one of the songs that we sing is "Stayed on JESUS", it goes something like this: "Woke up this morning with my mind, with my mind, stayed on JESUS, Hallelu - Hallelu - Hallelujah!
Focus has always been the key and it will be until the return of JESUS - now you don't have to wait until JESUS comes back to have an intimate relationship with Him - He is already present with you - you just need to get closer to Him, so He can bless you abundantly!
We offer a Blog dedicated to "Miracles". It is where we discuss the reality of miracles, the nature of miracles and give you the opportunity to share your story about miracles in your life.
"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things." Philippians 4:8
The presence of JESUS with us is a realm of reality. And like anything with substance it must be understood and explored. To do that we must give it attention within our being, in fact, within our inner being. If we are serious about living a "miraculous life" we need to make room for JESUS within our hearts and souls. Often Christians quote Philippians 4:6, "Be anxious for nothing..." but don't continue to verse 8. Verse 8 is the foundation for the strength to have steadfast faith and therefore to be "anxious for nothing". Verse 8 gives us the basis for 'focusing upon JESUS' in our lives. What we focus upon will largely influence what we become. I invite you to visit the blog and find our more on this topic.
You are invited to learn about the path of miracles and joy us in the process of discovering the fullness of joy that the LORD JESUS has set before us.
New products are coming soon!
"For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power." 1Corinthians 4:20
We come together in the unity of CHRIST JESUS to act as a platform for this empowering truth and as a forum to grow in this truth, as it is our blessed reality. We offer the opportunity for each of us to learn, to share, to explore, to be encouraged and to uplift others. All of this is provided in the realm of JESUS' present and heavenly Grace.
"He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love" Colossians 1:13
Here you will find a path to grow and learn what it means to be empowered by JESUS and to have His peace upon your spirit. You will be guided into this realm of His kingdom presence and be enlightened as to its present benefits and joyfulness. This will happen in real time with real purpose.
"To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27
Each of us lives in the "NOW" of CHRIST JESUS. He has prepared our blessings and we are given the opportunity to grow into these kingdom blessings. Together we will experience this reality. As a forum we will share this reality and celebrate the joy of its meaning in our lives. For some this may be an encouragement and for others it may be an opportunity to share. Come and join the celebration!
I have now traveled with JESUS for 35 years of my life and have been a pastor for 20 years. I have never ceased to be in awe of His amazing "present" Grace. It is my hope that you will join us and become part of our family to journey in the excitement of this present and love filled power. My personal life reflects the reality of this wondrous Grace. I started my seminary training at the age of 50 and received by Doctorate at the age of 63 - all by His Grace; as prior to that I had experienced a severe brain injury - but only by His Grace did I advance through it and surmounted it.
May I always be guided by the HOLY SPIRIT and engulfed in the Grace of JESUS, the "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS". It is in this spirit that I join with other saints to offer this site. It is my earnest hope that you will be blessed by it.
When we give ourselves to JESUS He will lift each of us to new heights as He says in Psalm 91:14, "Because they have set their love upon Me, therefore I will deliver them; I will set them on high, because they have known My name."
Here I stand at the equator on route to Eldoret, Kenya to visit a pastor friend. Not only does JESUS expand our geographic boundaries but also the boundaries of the human heart with His expansive love. He joins us into His heart of love with all of His children and allows us to share in this wonder of unity. We at Life Advance Network are about traveling in this path of His Grace and sharing the excitement that He graciously gives each of us.
The kingdom of GOD present abounds with life and joy, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10
Here as I traveled halfway around the world with Rev. Bob Moon, we were blessed to share the present love of JESUS with these orphan children. Through Life Advance Network you will have the opportunity to join us in the support and encouragement of the less fortunate. In this way our hearts are expanded in His love and it is one of the main source of our spiritual growth.