Any day now we can expect Israel to finally put an end to the building of nuclear weapons in Iran. The pilots who are given this mission will be putting their lives on the line for all of us, not just Israel. Therefore, it is important that we pray for this small nation who stands against a giant rouge nation, Iran.
Hearing that a large percentage of pilots will not make it back from this mission reminded me of one of my visits to Norway in winter of 1996. David Bowman and I had scheduled a number of services in Norway and Sweden. As David was ministering I went up to the second level of the balcony to get some rest and prepare for my sermon. While David was attempting to deliver his message I noticed standing in from of the stage an older well dressed man reaching up and pulling on David’s pant leg. With each tug the drunken man would shot out a series of questions. David was doing his best to ignore the man but it was of no use. Fed up and confused David started calling me out of the crowed saying, “Kent will you come and take this man out and get him saved?”
Well, I was tired but I knew something had to be done, so I made my way down to the front of the stage and invited the man into the hallway. He began to drunkenly slur out his questions and informing me that he was a medical doctor and he did not believe in divine healing. I invited the good doctor to come sit with me and I promised to answer all his questions.
After a bit the doctor began to sober up and became very interested in what I had to say about the Holy Spirit. You see the Doctor was a Jew and was in the 1967 Arab-Israeli 6 day war and he told me about a miracle he had experienced while flying a jet fighter. He told of how he was low on fuel and retuning to the base when his plane shut down but it miraculously continued to glide for about 6 miles with no engine and no instruments. Anyway, the Doctor was ready to receive the Holy Spirit and I lead him to Jesus and he was radically saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.
By that time the service was over and people began to pour out of the auditorium filling the hallway where we were. Then an older woman who I knew stopped and began to apologize for bringing the drunken Doctor who she had found standing on a bridge acting like he was going to jump off into the freezing water. I looked over at the Doctor and his face looked like he had seen a ghost.
Then he began to weep telling us a story about when he was a little boy 7 years of age and how he and his father were standing on the same bridge where the Lady had found him. It was that very bridge that he and his Father were standing on when his Dad said, “Son one day you will be standing on this bridge and your life will be changed forever.”
I am so blessed to have been a part of the fulfillment of this prophesy that a Jewish Father gave to his now Christian Son. To this day I still preach from the same Holy Bible that the good Doctor signed for me after his conversion.
Comments and Testimonies
For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. ~ Rev. 19:10b
Prophecy is the testimony that Jesus is not dead but Alive and Speaking to you and I.
Greetings Pastor Kent,
Brittney’s MRI showed a bruised muscle. We are very grateful that it was just that! The Orthopedic was looking for a stress fracture, tumors and other really bad stuff. She is out of the infirmary and has returned to her room and to classes. She is also out of the special boot she had to wear. Brittney is eager to kick it into full gear and said she feels great and very strong. Pastor I truly believe that God healed her totally and each time she visited the doctor she got a less severe report. We saw her on the weekend; she played rugby against a school in our area. My husband and I praised God; it was like she had never been hurt! She ran faster then all the other girls and played well. I asked her not to play but she said mom I am healed, I am fine! I had to ask God to forgive me because we prayed for a total healing and she received it. What also gave me peace is the word you sent for Brittney…”she will get into the college of her choice finding much favor there, she will graduate quickly…” Thank you for your prayers and encouragement, God Bless you!
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