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September 16th, 2018 - Holy Spirit Power
Part 17

Todays message continues on with the Gifts of the Spirit highlighting the Healing Gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:9 says; “to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,” You notice that it is plural, not singular. There are many different gifts of healing and they are only supernatural and are not to be mixed with the medical profession or naturopathic healing, for they are divinely given by the Holy Spirit. It’s not prayers mixed with the practices of the doctor. In other words, after praying the prayer of faith over someone that they are sent to the doctor for them to give prescriptions or treatments. That would be contradictive. This is a Gift of Healing. 

James 5:13-16 says the following; “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Healing is conditional upon your walk with the Lord. You may need to repent of sins that have opened the door to bring sickness into your life.

Let’s repeat verse 13 where it says; “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.” Suffering could refer to numerous things; a broken leg, pain in your body, a migraine headache, a result of not having all your needs met, psychological, depression, oppression etc., because whatever causes suffering will usually cause you to suffer physically. If you’re suffering, the Bible says to pray.

Are you suffering today as a result of some sickness that has afflicted your body? Well your first responsibility is to draw upon the gift of healing within you, and pray for yourself to be healed. It might go above and beyond that too because if there is something that has caused your sickness, it also has to be dealt with. Regardless, you are supposed to take authority over the suffering by rising up in faith and pray the prayer of faith for healing. It’s easy to run to someone to pray for you but you have the authority within you to pray for your healing.

But, if this sickness continues, you need to call upon elders in your church and they are to pray the prayer of faith. Why the church? God knows that when your at home alone sick, your faith to be healed is going be weaker than it would be in an atmosphere of the church meeting, so by sending the elders of the church to you, it strengthens your faith to be healed, and with the contact of anointing oil, a symbol of the presence of the Holy Spirit, along with the prayers of faith, can not only can heal your body, but also lead you to salvation thru repentance.

So, what exactly is the prayer of faith? That’s the question today. Mark 11:22-24 says the following; “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

When we pray, we must believe that we receive and not give attention to symptoms, and exercise faith.

In John 14:12-14, Jesus says this; “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

Of course, we know that your prayers have to be morally in line with truth found in the Bible, and if they are, we read in verse 14; “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”  When it comes to healing, it’s God’s will for you to be healed. As we study today, we are not to pray, ‘if it be your will Lord that I be healed…’ It is God’s will to heal you or the person you’re praying for. He did absolutely everything to pay for and give you healing!

Matthew 8:16-17 says this; “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” Matthew here is quoting from what the prophet Isaiah had prophesied hundreds of years earlier about what Jesus was going to do.

Jesus has already bore our sickness, therefore we simply need to just appropriate what is already ours. That’s the reason why when you read about the apostles healing the sick, you don’t hear them praying for them to be healed, but rather commanding them to be healed in Jesus name, by the authority given them by the Holy Spirit.

There is a big difference between saying, ‘I pray that you would be healed in the name of Jesus’ than saying ‘be healed in the name of Jesus’. The latter is praying the prayer of faith, believing that Jesus bore your sickness and simply applying what is already yours as a believer in him.

Either Jesus took your infirmities and bore your sicknesses or he didn’t. That may be the reason why a lot of Christians don’t pray the prayer of faith, and instead offer up one of those, ‘if it be the Lord’s will’ prayers of healing. It’s simply because they don’t really believe or understand what Jesus already has done for them according to what Isaiah said in Isaiah 53:5; “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

If you really believed, you would come in line with what the Bible says regarding healing in Jesus name.

When you pray the prayer, ‘if it be your will’, in essence you’re leaving the door open that the person you’re praying for or the prayer you’re praying over your life, possibly won’t get healed. But that doesn’t build faith in you or someone else does it? It gives room to doubt.

Another example is found in Matthew 8:5-10;Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.  For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!

The centurion in his own unworthiness knew that all Jesus had to do was speak the word and his servant would be healed.

Also, in John 4:46-54 we read; “So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.  When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.  Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.  And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”  So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household. This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.”

These stories we’ve read about are The Prayers of Faith! Prayers that involve action and appropriation. They are; ‘be healed in Jesus name’, ‘go your way your son lives’, etc.

I believe the devil has built strongholds of doubt and unbelief in the minds of many in ministry, who entertain the thoughts of, ‘what if they don’t get healed?’, so they opt out of praying the prayer of faith. But it’s not their concern to guard their reputation, because it’s not their personal responsibility. It’s the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to watch over the word of the Lord to preform it. People are probably not getting healed for the most part because ministers are not delivering the word of the Lord in authority that God gives them. The prayer of faith heals the sick and will raise them up.

These verses we just read are great examples of the spoken word healing the sick. That was the authority Jesus walked in. There was no, ‘if it be thy will’ prayers for the sick.  He sent his word forth to heal them all.

Again, to reiterate it says in verse 50; “Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.”

Believing what Jesus says in his word about healing is a very important part of receiving healing.

We read now what Isaiah the Prophet prophesied about Jesus before he was even born in Isaiah 53:5; “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

The stripes that Isaiah spoke about were the cat of nine tails whipping that Jesus took on his body from the Roman flogging. When Jesus often prayed for individuals to be healed, he would get them to do what they could not do as an act of faith.

Let’s read about it in Mark 3:1-6; “And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand.  So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.  And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.”  Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.  And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.  Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.”

The act of faith by this man to the command of Jesus is seen in verse 5; “And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.”

Another healing where Jesus commanded them to do something they couldn’t do before is with the ten lepers in Luke 17: 11-19. It says; “Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?  Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”  And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.

In verse 14 again it says; “So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.” Jesus commanded them to ‘go to the priests’ – do something you couldn’t do. As they went…they were healed.

Another story is found in 2 Kings 5:1-19 where Naaman’s leprosy is healed. It says in Verse 9-14; “Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house.  And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.”  But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’  Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.  And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”  So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”

Naaman was expecting and wanted a big show of power by Elisha! He wanted the beautiful waters of Abanah and Pharpar and not the Jordan river! He had a big hissy fit, was angry and enraged at what the prophet told him to do. It looks like he wanted his healing his way. When he humbled himself in obedience to do something he didn’t want to do, he was healed. If he had only dipped six times, he would not have been healed. Naaman received his healing in his act of faith and obedience to what the prophet told him to do.

Have you been obedient to what a man or woman of God have told you to do to get your healing? Or have you acted immaturely like Naaman did? Just asking. Have you been obedient to what the Holy Spirit has told you in your heart or have you been rebellious like Naaman was? Has he asked you to repent of a sin in your life? Has he asked you to give up something that’s hindering you to receiving your healing? When you’re willing to do that, it’s the prayer of faith that heals.

Read what Jesus said in his last words to his disciples in Mark 16:17-18; “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Are you a believer, are you born again, are you a Christian? If so, these signs will follow you if you believe. If you don’t believe, they won’t follow you. Close the doors of doubt and unbelief that have hindered you from receiving your healing. Like Jesus taught his disciples, command healing in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t waiver with thoughts of ‘if it’s your will God’. Remember…Jesus bore ALL infirmity in the crucifixion. Remember your authority as a believer.

Let’s read in Acts 19:11-12 amazing miracles by the Apostle Paul. It says; “Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

These were not anointed cloths with oil. These were physical pieces of cloth and material that Paul had on his body or that he held or used. That’s why it says they were ‘unusual’ miracles. There would have been instructions from Paul to take whatever piece of garment he was using, to take to the sick person and the act of faith brought healing and deliverance.

Even with Jesus, unusual miracles like this happened too with the clothes he was wearing. We read about it in Mark 6:56; “Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.” It was an act of faith for them to physically touch his clothing! What incredible faith that they KNEW that in just touching his garment they would be healed, no words spoken or hands being laid on them. That’s the gift of faith in operation!

Matthew 9:20-22 also tells the story of the woman who is healed by touching Jesus garment. It says; “And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment.  For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”  But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.”

Once again, we see faith in action which brings about healing. Do you have that faith in action in your life, appropriating what is already yours and walking in the authority as a believer, or are you still offering up those, ‘if it be your will’ prayers to be healed which are contrary to the Bible scriptures on healing? We need to change the way we pray for the sick, or if you’re in need of prayer, you need to act out your faith. Obey the Holy Spirit in what he’s telling you to do to get your healing. Don’t give room to the possibility that you won’t get healed, because that opens the door to unbelief.

Remember, Jesus bore your sicknesses and diseases and by his strips…YOU ARE HEALED! Appropriate what he did for you at the cross through the gift of faith. You can call it ‘name it and claim it’ or label it whatever you want. I’m not going to settle for sickness and disease but for healing and health. Remind the devil when he throws symptoms on you, that you’re standing and appropriating the healing that Jesus bore on himself. Command the devil to leave in Jesus name. The gift of faith for healings has been given by the Holy Spirit, it’s up to me to walk in it. That’s the prayer of faith.

We read a great script by Bob Snook, entitled ‘
Spit’. It’s excellent. 


September 9th, 2018 - Holy Spirit Power
Part 16


This is a topic that isn’t talked about a lot regarding the Gift of Faith. As we study today, you’ll come to a greater understanding of Supernatural Transportation in the Spirit of the saints of God. This is very biblical.

Let’s start by reading John 6:15-21 where Jesus walks on the sea. Jesus loved his disciples, he was going to lay down his life for them and for all of mankind, so he wanted to present himself to them again to reveal his supernatural power. It says the following; “Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them.  Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing.  So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.  But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

They say the Sea of Galilee is about 13 km or 8 miles wide, so this means that the disciples were just over half way across the sea. We’ve all heard about Jesus walking on water, and that in itself is quite a supernatural way of defying gravity which should have caused Jesus to sink. The disciples were afraid when they saw him defying the natural and walking in the supernatural, they were full of fear not faith, supposing him to be a ghost.

But in verses 20-21 Jesus tells them; “It is I do not be afraid”, Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.” You can also read this story in
Mark 6:47-52 and John 6:16-21. Each give their shortened or lengthened versions of what happened.


Before going any further, I must clarify that this supernatural transportation by the Holy Spirit is solely for God’s purpose and plan and not done by the whim and will of any person. Remember, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given as HE wills, not as people will. This is physically and tangibly being transported from one location to another location, not spiritual transportation. Also, it MUST be clear, that this is absolutely not astral projection or levitation or any other satanic doing.

When the supernatural is operating in Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, he is doing that which defies the natural. Question; do you give up your fears about the supernatural side of Jesus and willingly receive him into whatever boat you’re floating when you’re rowing so hard to get somewhere in life? Or do you continue struggling at the oars in your natural ability to make it through the storm? I’d rather be in a boat in the middle of a storm without oars with Jesus, than to be in one with oars without Jesus. The devil has done great damage to the faith of Christians by discrediting Jesus’ supernatural power through the Holy Spirit to walk and live life supernaturally. Ironically though, many Christians find it easier to believe what they watch on TV or read in books with regards to the seeing the demonic supernatural in action than they will believe in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit.

It wasn’t until the disciples came out of natural fear and into supernatural faith by willingly receiving Jesus into their boat, that Jesus was then able to transport them and their boat instantly in the Spirit to the land where they were going to. The important note is that they willingly received Jesus.


Some of you are working so hard at keeping your boat afloat in the natural, be it a ministry, job, marriage or family. Here, Jesus is revealing to you the supernatural walk, that which defies the natural. All you simply need to do is come out of natural fear into faith in the supernatural by willingly receiving Jesus into those areas of your life. It’s only then that more supernatural can operate.

Can you imagine the disciple’s conversations amongst themselves when they were transported from being out in the middle of the sea, to immediately being at the shoreline? You can see Jesus smiling to himself, knowing how he just rocked the boat they were floating in the natural, to being transported in the supernatural, by a simple act of faith on their part of willingly receiving him into their boat. The key is resisting fear of the supernatural that Jesus operates in and welcoming him into your boat which is your life.

What areas of your life do you need to come out of fear of the supernatural? It would be good to examine those areas and willingly receive Jesus into whatever boat you’re floating today.

Let’s read another great story in Acts 8:26-40 where Christ is preached to an Ethiopian. It says; “Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert.  So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.  Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.  The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so He opened not His mouth. In His humiliation His justice was taken away, and who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.” So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?”  Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.  Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.  Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.  But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.”

Philip was a tremendous evangelist that was preaching to thousands of people. His notoriety even reached the apostles in Jerusalem! Outside of the apostles, his ministry is the most talked about in soul winning, signs, wonders and miracles.

Philip from the start is obeying the command of an angel, a supernatural being, not knowing in the natural why he was going or what was going to take place, but simply obeyed and went. When he got there, he saw the Eunuch and the Lord gave him instruction to overtake his chariot.

Philip received supernatural direction from both the angel and the Holy Spirit which gave opportunity to minister to a high-ranking official, a man who was the treasurer of the Queen of Ethiopia.

As Philip walked by faith obeying supernatural direction, he was then used to minister salvation to the Eunuch by explaining to him the prophecy of Isaiah which he was reading but not understanding, and how they were fulfilled in Jesus.

We must remember that this was one soul that Philip was sent to in the midst of his huge ministry in Samaria where thousands were being saved, healed, delivered with all kinds of signs, wonders and miracles taking place. His obedience is something we too need to walk in. Ready to lay down everything at the Lords beckon call. Stop the business of life and ministry to be available for divine appointments that the Lord is setting up for you. He might not tell you all the details but you’ll know it has to do with ministry.

Let’s read this again, which shows the supernatural power of God; “Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.  But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.”  The Ethiopian must have been stunned to not see Philip, but you can also imagine the people who may have seen Philip just show up in Azotus! Philip just kept on preaching, he didn’t skip a beat!

When Philip obeyed the angel, he left a busy ministry of evangelism to go somewhere he wasn’t planning to, to end up leading one soul to Christ and after baptizing him, the Lord supernaturally transported him right back into the busy ministry of an evangelist again. You can imagine the impact this had on the Eunuch, when this supernatural act occurs after baptism, and according to tradition, this Eunuch established the Christian Church in Ethiopia which is presently there today.

In the midst of your busy ministry life, it’s important for you to obey the supernatural direction from the Lord which, in the natural may seem irrational, and like Jesus leave the 99 sheep and go after the one which is lost. As a result, you may experience his supernatural transportation to get you back to the 99 left behind. There could be one person who is searching for Jesus and doesn’t understand what they’re reading or listening to. That person, like the Eunuch, could be the person that Jesus wants to use in a might way in these last days.

Let’s look at another person named Elijah, where it seems like transportation in the Spirit was just the norm for him. The background of the story is that there was a famine in the land that Elijah had prophesied about.  It’s so severe that Ahab and Obadiah are out looking for food for their herds when Obadiah meets up with Elijah and this conversation takes place.

It says in 1 Kings 18:7-12; “Now as Obadiah was on his way, suddenly Elijah met him; and he recognized him, and fell on his face, and said, “Is that you, my lord Elijah?” And he answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’” So he said, “How have I sinned, that you are delivering your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me?  As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to hunt for you; and when they said, ‘He is not here,’ he took an oath from the kingdom or nation that they could not find you.  And now you say, ‘Go, tell your master, “Elijah is here”’!  And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit of the Lord will carry you to a place I do not know; so when I go and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he will kill me. But I your servant have feared the Lord from my youth.”

It seems like Elijah had previously been transported in the Spirit and it was known of or witnessed by Obadiah in the past, otherwise this would not have been said. Elijah had been hidden during the famine, no one could find him. It would seem that he kept on getting transported in the Spirit to different places.

2 Kings 2:1-18 is about Elijah’s being transported to heaven at the end of his earthly life. You can read the full story. Elijah does not die but is taken to heaven in a chariot of fire, however the sons of the prophets referenced in the following scripture, show that Elijah had a past of being transported in the Spirit by God to another place and they will go look for him, not knowing that he was taken to heaven.

It says in 2 Kings 2:15-16; “Now when the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him, and bowed to the ground before him.  Then they said to him, “Look now, there are fifty strong men with your servants. Please let them go and search for your master, lest perhaps the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “You shall not send anyone.

Why would they have said that? It’s because these men knew and had maybe seen this occurrence before. Elijah’s previous supernatural transportations prepared him for him being taken away in a chariot of fire.  Elijah did not experience death and we even read in
Matthew 17:1-13, that he appeared with Moses to Jesus before Peter , James and John on the mount of transfiguration. Let’s just read verses 1-3; “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.

Supernatural transportation in the Spirit in the early church and now prepare us for the rapture of the Church some day where the believers will be supernaturally transported with Jesus to heaven before the 7 years of tribulation. That could be us if we don’t die before his appearance.

Some of us may never have been transported in the Spirit, or known of anyone who has, but a day is coming when you will, dead or alive! Jesus is coming to get you, dead or alive if your born again! Let’s read about it in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 

Let’s read in Luke 17:34-37 these hopeful words of Jesus about being caught up with him supernaturally, getting transported from one realm to another in heaven; “I tell you, in that night there shall be two [men] in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two [women] shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two [men] shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body [is], thither will the eagles be gathered together.

According to the Bible, those who are alive when Jesus returns in the 2nd coming, will be transported to be with him. In tying up this message there are a few key points.

  1. Don’t walk in fear regarding Jesus’ supernatural display of power in transporting his children by the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish his plan and purpose.
  2. Let Jesus into your boat, your life, your heart, will and soul, to work the supernatural as he did with his disciples because of his love for you.
  3. Don’t lock yourself into only walking in the natural realm, but choose to believe in the supernatural today through the Gift of Faith.


Please read this short script by Bob Snook entitled, ‘
Delusion’.


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