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Im a truckdriver who covers the USA and Canada. Other than a few truckstops, there are few churches to go as a driver for Sunday service.

It was mid-late Nov., some 15yrs ago. I was at a rest area in southern Ohio. Sunday morning, 8.00 am. I was talking with the Lord. "I would like to go to a real church today" He responded, 'go to North Baltimore, Ohio'. ( its a truckstop) "Lord, that is 3 1/2 hours away. They dont have a service at noon" He repeated, 'go to North Baltimore, Ohio.' I shook my head and said whatever. As i was then getting dressed, i started to put on jeans. The Holy Spirit set into my mind to put on dress shorts first, then my jeans. I didnt argue. I understood what to do, just not a reason why. My responce, "you are the boss".

As i drove to north baltimore, i prayed, and listened to some teaching CDs i had in the truck.

Once i got to North Baltimore, the Petro truckstop, i walked into the truckstop. An Angel grabbed my arm and said, hurry.

I ran to the chapel. It was the tail end of a service. The place was packed. It was the last two prayer requests.

The next prayer was for a ladies legs. In my mind i could see the problem. I raised my hand. The preacher said "yes". I told everyone to pray for the tumor that was in her brain. That was what was affecting her legs.

The preacher continued, about a mans son. Immediately i saw everything. It was like a video in my mind.

I turned to a man sitting behind me. " you need to get that necklass off your son." He responded, 'do i know you'? I said " no, but i Know you" i then began to tell him, that two weeks ago he gave his son a neckless. I described it as a running man with an axe. " he said ' you are right, i did give my son that necklace. What is wrong with it'. I told him a demon was attached to it.

He started crying. He said, ' i never believed in God. When i was young i got into Vampirism (a form of satanism). I got out of it. Now my wife called me this morning and told me my son got into it.' He told us how he had been crying, and in coming here saying ' God if you are real, prove it to me.' He was shaking, and then told the preacher, 'i want to be baptized, today.'

I started to leave, as the service was over. Mike stopped me, he said ' i want you to be there for my baptism'.

The preacher, Rev. John. Took a while, but found a place to do the baptism at. The three of us went to a mans house. In the backyard was a 5' deep pool. It dawned on me i was wearing shorts under my pants. I laughed (ever feel set up by God, lol)

The three of us got into the pool. As the preacher dunked Mike under the water, the Lord told me to baptize Mike in the Holy Spirit as soon as he comes up.
I did.

If i could tell you of all the work God did in Mikes life, it would be like a big stone thrown into a still pond. And each ring representing everyone he has touched. His wife became a Christian the following Easter, all his children, parents and extended family. Not only to those the Lord has him touch, but those who come to his house. Friends of the children and thier parents.

He and i are good friends, and the preacher John and i are good friends as well.

Rev. John still devotes most of his time to the truck drivers at North Baltimore, Oh.

Peace, bill
 
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Welcome to Talk Jesus @Bill and thank-you for your testimony!

If you're on the road still....I do want to thank-you for taking the time to share with us, what the Lord has being doing in your life.
When one is blessed in the Body of Christ, we are all so blessed!

So, once again welcome and thank-you for your testimony!

With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
Nick
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Welcome to Talk Jesus @Bill and thank-you for your testimony!

If you're on the road still....I do want to thank-you for taking the time to share with us, what the Lord has being doing in your life.
When one is blessed in the Body of Christ, we are all so blessed!

So, once again welcome and thank-you for your testimony!

With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
Nick
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Yes i still drive over the road. My truck is being worked on at present. This is why i have so much time to chat.
Peace
 
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@Bill
Hey I thought you might enjoy this video. This one is the entire truck but please make sure to watch it through to his custom sleeper.... lol home.


Blessings to you
 
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@Bill

Thank you for the testimony. In spite of the best efforts of our enemies, God does not lose battles. Men who have received God in their hearts lose battles because they keep on quenching the Holy Spirit. Too many churches teach people to quench the Spirit. They don't do it in so many words. They do it by programming God out of their services. If your Rev John had followed the ways of too many preachers and ministers and pastors, he would have tried to shut you down and there might have been a different result. Many people who attend churches regularly do not really know God even though they may have once met Him long ago, because they have gotten into the habit of quenching the Holy Spirit. [For example you can only testify during testimony service which may not even happen as often as every Sunday. You cannot stand until someone on the platform gives the word or the OK. You cannot preach or teach unless you have been approved ahead of time by the local ministry. If you are not of their denomination or do not have written credentials you may never receive such approval.

Give God the glory!
 
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@amadeus2 what would be some more examples of a individual quenching the Holly spirit?

thanks
I am by no means perfect in all the tasks the Lord sets out for me. I fail Him plenty. And this is where my sin comes in. Because i know i have been given much, and much is expected. There have been times where the Lord tells me, " i want you to this or that" and instead of doing it. I dont. Some of my inactions, my disobedience, my quenching the Holy Spirit, has caused others to sin.
 
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hey Bill when the Lord speaks to you is it a audio voice?
When i first began my "faith walk" He spoke to me audibly. But He told me i would have to learn to know His peace in my heart. It was a slow process, but i hear His voice in my heart now. And i do recognize His peace.

By the way, my conversations are almost exclusively with the Father. There is a distinct diferance between the voice of the Father and of Jesus. The peace is the same. Ive never "heard" the Holy Spirit, as a voice. It is always as a urging, or a very strong sensation. I really cant describ it.

In my Spiritual work, i do a lot of work with the darkness.
 
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When i first began my "faith walk" He spoke to me audibly. But He told me i would have to learn to know His peace in my heart. It was a slow process, but i hear His voice in my heart now. And i do recognize His peace.

By the way, my conversations are almost exclusively with the Father. There is a distinct diferance between the voice of the Father and of Jesus. The peace is the same. Ive never "heard" the Holy Spirit, as a voice. It is always as a urging, or a very strong sensation. I really cant describ it.

In my Spiritual work, i do a lot of work with the darkness.
what type of work casting out demons??
 
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@amadeus2 what would be some more examples of a individual quenching the Holly spirit?

thanks
If a person really has the Holy Spirit within him, he will be hearing what thus saith the Lord. Jesus said:

"And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." John 10:4-5

If people make a habit of ignoring God when they hear His voice, that would be quenching the Spirit. I have seen many churches [local assemblies of people] practice quenching the Holy Spirit and teach their members to quench the Spirit by setting up programs which decide who can talk, or sing, or testify or preach or teach and when. When a person who has the Holy Spirit in them yields to the such programming, then the person jumps on the band wagon and also quenches the Spirit.

When we are regularly in touch with God we will frequently hear Him and sometimes what we hear will include directions for us... to speak or to act or to remain silent. If we back away and keep our mouth shut when we are supposed to speak that is quenching the Spirit. .. or if we open our mouth when we supposed to remain silent that is quenching the Spirit.

People don't talk much about this because too many bearing the label of Christian have apparently formed a habit of quenching the Spirit and they may no longer be able to tell the difference between the the voice of God from the voice of strangers which they are now hearing. Is this called backsliding?
 
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If a person really has the Holy Spirit within him, he will be hearing what thus saith the Lord. Jesus said:

"And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." John 10:4-5

If people make a habit of ignoring God when they hear His voice, that would be quenching the Spirit. I have seen many churches [local assemblies of people] practice quenching the Holy Spirit and teach their members to quench the Spirit by setting up programs which decide who can talk, or sing, or testify or preach or teach and when. When a person who has the Holy Spirit in them yields to the such programming, then the person jumps on the band wagon and also quenches the Spirit.

When we are regularly in touch with God we will frequently hear Him and sometimes what we hear will include directions for us... to speak or to act or to remain silent. If we back away and keep our mouth shut when we are supposed to speak that is quenching the Spirit. .. or if we open our mouth when we supposed to remain silent that is quenching the Spirit.

People don't talk much about this because too many bearing the label of Christian have apparently formed a habit of quenching the Spirit and they may no longer be able to tell the difference between the the voice of God from the voice of strangers which they are now hearing. Is this called backsliding?
If a person really has the Holy Spirit within him, he will be hearing what thus saith the Lord. Jesus said:

"And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." John 10:4-5

If people make a habit of ignoring God when they hear His voice, that would be quenching the Spirit. I have seen many churches [local assemblies of people] practice quenching the Holy Spirit and teach their members to quench the Spirit by setting up programs which decide who can talk, or sing, or testify or preach or teach and when. When a person who has the Holy Spirit in them yields to the such programming, then the person jumps on the band wagon and also quenches the Spirit.

When we are regularly in touch with God we will frequently hear Him and sometimes what we hear will include directions for us... to speak or to act or to remain silent. If we back away and keep our mouth shut when we are supposed to speak that is quenching the Spirit. .. or if we open our mouth when we supposed to remain silent that is quenching the Spirit.

People don't talk much about this because too many bearing the label of Christian have apparently formed a habit of quenching the Spirit and they may no longer be able to tell the difference between the the voice of God from the voice of strangers which they are now hearing. Is this called backsliding?
I dont know if it is called backsliding.

This experience is something the Lord wants me to share here.

Before i go on with this, i want you to understand my relatioship with God. I havent told this to many so bear with me.

After the Lord had given me His authority, i asked Him, "why me?" His responce was, "because I trust you".

In my spiritual work, the Lord gave me authority over Angels. I experience them in the same way i experience the Lord.

I had what i felt was a lot on my plate in those days. Doing the Lords work on a daily basis, working full time, doing vollunteer work and a whole host of things.

The devil was forever bugging me. It took the darkness a while, but they used a tactic that got to me.

It is an odd thing about being a Christian. God gives us a burden to bare, but when the burden becomes too much He asks us to give it back to Him.

This is what the devil used against me, burdening God with my burdens.

Ya, it sounds stupid of me. But my heart often goes out to the Father. I see how sin hurts Him and in turn it hurts me to see Gods sorrow.

Well the darkness convinced me to keep the burden to myself, and i did.

In that time, the Lord trippled my responsibilities. I couldnt deal with it anymore. I stood before God, returned all the Armor, the authority and said, "Lord, i can not be this thing you want me to be" and i left.

It was a period of time that i would not wish on my worst enemy. It lasted about 6 months.

One evening the Lord spoke to me, He said "come up here". I went before the Father and sat next to Him. As i looked, infront of me was all my armor, sword and shield. All polished and on a stand. I just looked at it.

The Lord said to me, "we cant find anyone else to be it." And i replied, "ya, no one else is crazy enough".

I have everything the armor the authority. Still a fool for God. Lol

Peace in Jesus Always, bill
 
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I dont know if it is called backsliding.
The defining word is hardly important just so we, each of us, understand in our hearts that it is the wrong direction to walk:

"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jerem 10:23

This experience is something the Lord wants me to share here.

Before i go on with this, i want you to understand my relatioship with God. I havent told this to many so bear with me.

After the Lord had given me His authority, i asked Him, "why me?" His responce was, "because I trust you".
So then you just believed God. God who put you together knows what you are and what you can or cannot not do under any circumstance. Don't disappoint Him. So far apparently you have not.


In my spiritual work, the Lord gave me authority over Angels. I experience them in the same way i experience the Lord.

I had what i felt was a lot on my plate in those days. Doing the Lords work on a daily basis, working full time, doing vollunteer work and a whole host of things.

The devil was forever bugging me. It took the darkness a while, but they used a tactic that got to me.
The temptations will not stop until you have finally overcome them all as did Jesus.

It is an odd thing about being a Christian. God gives us a burden to bare, but when the burden becomes too much He asks us to give it back to Him.

This is what the devil used against me, burdening God with my burdens.
You have described it exactly as it really is. There is not much that we can do for God on our own, but God gave us the reins to our own walk. Unless we give it back to Him He cannot the work of His Right hand through us either. If we don't give the reins to Him, He can and sometimes use us to do the work of His left hand. We really don't want to put ourselves in His left hand.

Ya, it sounds stupid of me. But my heart often goes out to the Father. I see how sin hurts Him and in turn it hurts me to see Gods sorrow.

Well the darkness convinced me to keep the burden to myself, and i did.
God not only can handle it, but He wants to... Too many people are unwilling Him to allow Him to have His Way. Consider the natural parent who has a small toddler. That toddler wants to do everything for himself and will try things, especially things that he sees you his parent doing. He may not be ready to do some them and some of them at his age and size may well be dangerous... but he doesn't know it. We are God's children and He knows far better than we what we can do and what we should do. He also know what we cannot do... at least not yet.

In that time, the Lord trippled my responsibilities. I couldnt deal with it anymore. I stood before God, returned all the Armor, the authority and said, "Lord, i can not be this thing you want me to be" and i left.

It was a period of time that i would not wish on my worst enemy. It lasted about 6 months.
I have effectively been there and done that. Until we have overcome all of the world, we cannot walk alone. When do we get there? I haven't been there yet, so I cannot really say. This is why we must remain always in submission to Him. He will lead to where He wants us to go and when He wants us to go there... if we will allow Him to lead.

One evening the Lord spoke to me, He said "come up here". I went before the Father and sat next to Him. As i looked, infront of me was all my armor, sword and shield. All polished and on a stand. I just looked at it.

The Lord said to me, "we cant find anyone else to be it." And i replied, "ya, no one else is crazy enough".

I have everything the armor the authority. Still a fool for God. Lol

Peace in Jesus Always, bill
Give God the glory!
 
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The defining word is hardly important just so we, each of us, understand in our hearts that it is the wrong direction to walk:

"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jerem 10:23


So then you just believed God. God who put you together knows what you are and what you can or cannot not do under any circumstance. Don't disappoint Him. So far apparently you have not.



The temptations will not stop until you have finally overcome them all as did Jesus.


You have described it exactly as it really is. There is not much that we can do for God on our own, but God gave us the reins to our own walk. Unless we give it back to Him He cannot the work of His Right hand through us either. If we don't give the reins to Him, He can and sometimes use us to do the work of His left hand. We really don't want to put ourselves in His left hand.


God not only can handle it, but He wants to... Too many people are unwilling Him to allow Him to have His Way. Consider the natural parent who has a small toddler. That toddler wants to do everything for himself and will try things, especially things that he sees you his parent doing. He may not be ready to do some them and some of them at his age and size may well be dangerous... but he doesn't know it. We are God's children and He knows far better than we what we can do and what we should do. He also know what we cannot do... at least not yet.


I have effectively been there and done that. Until we have overcome all of the world, we cannot walk alone. When do we get there? I haven't been there yet, so I cannot really say. This is why we must remain always in submission to Him. He will lead to where He wants us to go and when He wants us to go there... if we will allow Him to lead.


Give God the glory!
Yes, give God the Glory.

Every day i go before the Lord. He give me what i refer to as my sponge bath. Lol. He cleans me inside and out.

It isnt only my sins that are washed away, but the dirt of the world and my weariness of spirit.

I become ritually pure before God. And for another day.

May the Lords peace fill you daily
 
Loyal
Yes, give God the Glory.

Every day i go before the Lord. He give me what i refer to as my sponge bath. Lol. He cleans me inside and out.

It isnt only my sins that are washed away, but the dirt of the world and my weariness of spirit.

I become ritually pure before God. And for another day.

May the Lords peace fill you daily
That cleansing also provides you with renewed strength to go out into the battlefield successfully. We are successful when we are not alone. We are not alone because we are in His hand. You went into His hand one more time when you went before Him one more time.

Give God the glory!
 
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That cleansing also provides you with renewed strength to go out into the battlefield successfully. We are successful when we are not alone. We are not alone because we are in His hand. You went into His hand one more time when you went before Him one more time.

Give God the glory!
you are a wise man. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Please pray for the Christians, there is a ruff road ahead for all.

This event is coming, most are not ready for it. Rev. 6. 12-17.

What John writes about will unfold in our lifetime, it has already begun.

There has been a great deception taking place. The idea that was enhanced with a movie is now fervent as truth. It is constantly preached as truth. It deceives even the elect. Be warey. Look at its teaching, a selfish teaching.

Peace brother, i pray for you.
 
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you are a wise man. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Please pray for the Christians, there is a ruff road ahead for all.

This event is coming, most are not ready for it. Rev. 6. 12-17.

What John writes about will unfold in our lifetime, it has already begun.

There has been a great deception taking place. The idea that was enhanced with a movie is now fervent as truth. It is constantly preached as truth. It deceives even the elect. Be warey. Look at its teaching, a selfish teaching.

Peace brother, i pray for you.
And I will be praying for you!
 
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