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 offers teachings 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."
"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
"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.
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"Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten." (See John 6:8-13)
JESUS CHRIST is a GOD of exponential expansion - who will expand your existence within His kingdom! That is, if you are willing to commit to Him, believe in Him and follow in His way. It is part of His physics of life.
Recently, my Christian brother and friend from Kenya, Rev. Simani, came to visit with my wife and I. In just a few days as we attended various events and met with different pastors, we had expanded our sphere of relations significantly. I have a saying that, "In the Christian community, once a stranger, but always a friend." This led me to realize one of the aspects of GOD's physics through JESUS CHRIST; that GOD expands our being in greatness by the nature of our hearts. He expands the relational size of our hearts as only he can.
Before I was a Christian, my social sphere of close friends was very small, mainly because I really didn't trust people and didn't want to make myself vulnerable to others. Truly, other than my wife, I didn't allow anyone to get close to me. As I continued in the way of the world, that is, in not being a Christian believer, my level of distrust turned me totally inward.
This radically changed after I became born again into the life of JESUS. JESUS took my heart and turned it inside out. He caused me to look from the inside of my heart outward towards others. He allowed me to be vulnerable to others through His strength.
This was a 180 degree turn from my previous life. I have discovered over the years that today I hold hundreds of people in my heart as dear friends. These are people that I am in unity with through the Spirit and Grace of JESUS. It has been an expansion of my heart - this is literal in dimension. As humans, we are finite and have limits to our ability to offer true relationship to many people - truly, without JESUS, our relationships are fore the most part superficial. Yet, in CHRIST, as He is received into our hearts and He dwells there, our ability to have truly rich relationships becomes exponential. He not only allows us to increase the quality of those relationships but the quantity.
Before I became a born again Christian I was also limited, in that I didn't have any friends outside of the physical area where I lived. Today, I have traveled to many places around the world and have made many Christian friends. From Africa to South America, and throughout North America and Asia.
Pastor Simani is from Eldoret, Kenya, and when he comes here, my wife and I share our home with him and when I go to Eldoret, he and his wife Nancy share thier home with me. We pray together, share our struggles and joys together in vulnerable love. This is a vulnerable love that can only be shared through the strength and inner vitality of JESUS. We are told in Romans 5:5 that, "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." It is His Holy dynamic that is at work in our hearts to create a "new thing", with new possibilities.
Yet, this is just a small portion of the expansiveness of the heart that JESUS recreates in His followers. He took the five barley loaves and two small fish and feed 5,000 and had enough left over to fill twelve baskets. In our personal lives He will exponentially expand our relational worlds and fill us with a greater joy than we could have ever imagined. This I have lived, touched, heard and felt.
If you are struggling with honest relationships or other aspects of your life, let JESUS be your guide and He will fill your with joy. He is a creating GOD and He loves to create things that last. It all starts with our hearts being wholly given to Him so He can wholly expand our being in wondrous ways. If you have tried the way of the world and the limited power of your own being, and even been hurt along the way, maybe it is time to truly believe in JESUS. Will you try JESUS my friend, truly give Him an opportunity to show you the reality of His love for you and through you, for others? All you have to do is say a true "Yes" to Him. Take His hand and walk with Him and as you walk with Him, keep your eye on Him first and foremost - Peace and JESUS' Love to you.
"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!
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.
"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.
Healing comes through the power of JESUS's Love and leads us into a path of personal growth. This is discovered in the writings of JESUS and through personal experience. Come and join the journey to life fulfillment, as JESUS said in John 15:11, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy would remain in you, and that your joy may be full." What are you waiting for - come and discover the fulfillment that Christians have known for centuries.
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.