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 A Prophet's Supernatural Testimony

In early 1981, addicted to drugs and alcohol, John Hamel received a Divinely-granted angelic visitation.

The angel laid his hand upon John's head three times, he was 'slain in the Spirit' for a three-day period and miraculously delivered.  

On the fourth day John received a Divinely-granted visitation of Jesus Christ, the first of many, and was personally commissioned by Him to preach the Gospel.  

You will be encouraged by John's individual encounters with all three Persons of the Holy Trinity.  

You will read how the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in full operation today even as they were in the Book of Acts and throughout the entire New Testament.  

You will receive revelation of the God of Love and Mercy Who always desires to lead His children away from unnecessary judgment, tragedy and premature death and into long life, protection and provision.  

This testimony gives clear insight into the supernatural function of the Office of the New Testament Prophet.

See also "The New Testament Prophet. A Ministry Handbook" by Rev. John Hamel.


Updated November 2015

Live Table of Contents

Chapter 01: Those Foolish, Foolish Television Preachers
Chapter 01: Would God Help Me Again?

Chapter 02: My First But Not Last Angelic Visitation
Chapter 02: Sister Maria Woodworth-Etter's Similar Three Day Miracle

Chapter 03: My First Visitation of Jesus as He Commissioned Me
Chapter 03: Additional Divinely-Granted Visitations

Chapter 04: Yet Another Divine Appointment
Chapter 04: Something Went Off on the Inside of Me

Chapter 05: Babies Live and Babies Learn
Chapter 05: The Word of the Lord Came to Pass

Chapter 06: The Voice of Authority Speaks Again
Chapter 06: Driving Right Out of the Will of God

Chapter 07: A Revelation of Accountability
Chapter 07: This Was Entirely My Fault 

Chapter 08: The Voice of Almighty God and a Much-Deserved Rebuke
Chapter 08: Dr. Lester Sumrall's Amazingly Similar Experiences and Visitations

Chapter 09: Supernatural, Biblical Confirmation of My Ezekiel Mandate
Chapter 09: Words of Exhortation, Edification and Comfort

Chapter 09: Gracious Words of Warning to Avoid Coming Judgment

Chapter 09: Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin and a Multiplicity of Prophetic Words of Warning

Chapter 09: The High Cost of a Low Boil

Chapter  9:  An Unprincipled, Opportunistic Lifestyle Brings an Additional Gracious Warning

Chapter 09: Stubbornly Giving Up Everything for One Thing
Chapter 09:
Unfortunately Fallen Ministers Can Be the Most Rebellious

Chapter 10: Well-Known or Little-Known, We All Go Through the Same Program
Chapter 10: Obediently and Respectfully Confronting Deliberately Sinful Leadership
Chapter 10: A Fall from the Prophet's Office. A Fall from the Sky
Chapter 10: God's Guidance & the Young Rebellious Kentucky Pastor

Chapter 10: An Astonishingly Rebellious Turnaround
Chapter 10: The Extreme Danger of Abiding in God's Permissive Will
Chapter 10: Our Just Judge, Yes. But Still Our Loving Father
Chapter 10: A Miraculous Sign in the Heavens. Another Personal Warning from God
Chapter 10: The Fear of Man, Any Man, Is a Snare

Chapter 11: The Disobedient Tulsa Pastor
Chapter 11: Disobedience Blocks the Spout Where the Healing Comes Out
Chapter 11: The Lord Said, "You Will Die Quickly Now Unless ..."
Chapter 11: Like the Prophet Samuel, My Heart Broke
Chapter 11: Putting the Needs of Christ's Body First

Chapter 12: Knowing the Truth Will Set You Free
Chapter 12: The Elephant in the Bread Box

Chapter 12: Racism and More Scattered Sheep

Chapter 12: Hyper-Prosperity, Extravagant Ministers and Even More Confused, Scattered Sheep

Chapter 12: Back to the Disobedient Tulsa Pastor

Chapter 13: Better to Be Warned Than to Be Judged
Chapter 13: The Prophet Frequently Brings God's Gracious Word of Warning

Chapter 14: Understanding the Ministry of a True New Testament Prophet
Chapter 14: The Holy Spirit Alone Is Running the Church

Chapter 14: A Target Rich Environment for Satan and Demon Powers

Chapter 15: Back to the Fire Pit Dream in Albuquerque
Chapter 15: Flying Right Back into the Will of God

Chapter 16: Obedience Doesn't Cost, It Pays
Chapter 16: A Scriptural Mandate to Walk in Love

Chapter 17: All Dressed Up in Beautiful Testimonies
Chapter 17: Beautiful Testimonies Intended to Help Many People

Chapter 18: A Closing Word of Caution Concerning Supernatural Guidance
Chapter 18: Prayer of Commitment



Chapter 1:  Those Foolish, Foolish Television Preachers


Televangelists.  Who needed them?  Certainly not me. 


I didn't like them, and I didn't mind saying so. "Bunch of fools as far as I'm concerned!" 


I especially didn't like that one who was always raising big money for one reason or another.  To make matters worse, his wife had really big hair.  People in Boston didn't look like that.  She cried all the time, too, mascara running down her face like Niagara Falls.  


"They need all that money to keep her supplied with false eyelashes, mascara and hairspray," I thought to myself.  


I was spiritually dead and ruled by selfish, human pride. Therefore, I had no need for either one of them.  Or anyone like them. That is, until my former wife and I became far more involved with drugs and alcohol than we had been previously.  Pride, drugs and alcohol are a deadly combination and not exactly the prescription for success. We were about to discover the high cost of traveling life’s low road. 


Everything started falling apart.  My wife took the babies and left.  I was devastated and in a state of shock. My heart was completely broken. To make matters even worse, I then lost a business I had worked so hard to build.  


Five of my friends, including one of my suppliers, had recently died, one right after another, using the same tainted drugs I was using.  Why I didn’t die, too, I couldn’t understand.  I was scared.  Frightened is more like it.  I knew I needed the kind of help that only God could give. But would He help me, loser that I was?


Three years prior to this I had given God my word that I would serve Him in exchange for His help during a crisis, but I did not do so.  At that time, my former wife was giving birth to our daughter and serious complications developed.  A nurse came to me in the Fathers Waiting Room and said, “Mr. Hamel, I don’t know whether you believe in God or not, but if you do, I would suggest that you pray.  There’s a great possibility that you are going to lose both your wife and your baby tonight, and you’ll want to be prepared for that.”  


She then very stoically turned away and walked out of the room leaving me standing there alone.  Fear hit me like a Tsunami wave.  I thought, "Did she just say what I think she said?"


My heart pounding in my chest, I dropped to my knees and cried out with my very best emergency prayer, “Oh, God, if You’ll let them live, I’ll give you my life.  I’ll do anything You want me to do.  I’ll give you my life if only You’ll just let them live.”  


Although I did not know enough about the Bible at that time to pray to God in Jesus’ Name, He had great mercy on me that night.  Shortly after that prayer of committal from my heart, my newborn daughter, Kristin, was wheeled out to me in an incubator.  She was lying face down on her belly.  As I looked down upon her, she pushed herself up with her arms, lifted her head and turned to look up at me.  Her eyes were wide open as she looked directly into mine.  


The nurse exclaimed, “Oh, my G-d, in all my years of nursing I’ve never seen a brand new baby do something like that.  She’s pushing herself up and looking right at you. Oh, my G-d!”  It was rather astounding even to me.  To this day I believe the Spirit of God moved upon my newborn daughter supernaturally enabling her to do such a thing. He was confirming to me that it was Him indeed Who had just intervened in response to my emergency prayer of commitment, saving her life and her mother's life.


Although for the next three years I kept in mind what I had promised God, I was unable to fulfill my promise to serve Him.  I simply did not know how one went about giving their life to God.  In fear, frustration and anxiety we continued using drugs and alcohol. 


Now here we were once again three years later, addicted to drugs and desperately needing His help. 


Would He help us again?  Even after I did not keep my word to Him? I remembered how my Dad had told me about a big prayer that God answered for him years earlier.  My Dad wasn’t exactly the personification of all that is patient, good and kind.  I mean, I loved him in spite of himself, but he was one exceptionally hard and cruel taskmaster.  Although years later I would lead him to salvation in Christ, I would rather have been raised by Godzilla!  At least Godzilla was kind to and protective of Baby Godzilla! Yet, God answered my Dad’s prayer.  So, I thought something like, “Maybe, just maybe, God will help me, too.  I guess it all depends on how angry He is with me.” 


I realize now that I was unfairly judging God by my earthly father’s anger and cruelty.  Plus, the Denomination I grew up in taught us about a God Who could get pretty angry.  I figured surely He must be pretty ticked off at me because of the drugs and all.  But I had to find out for sure.  


It came to my remembrance how when I was 17 years old, standing alone in front of the corner store, lighting a cigarette, I heard what appeared to be an audible voice.  A voice that said, “I love you.”  I always wondered if that was the Voice of God.  Certainly the words “I love you” didn’t go with what my Denomination had taught me.  But, maybe they were wrong.


Would God Help Me Again?


Now, in the spring of 1981, three years after my hospital emergency prayer, my wife had taken the children and left. We both desperately needed to be free from drug and alcohol addiction.  To whom could I turn to tell me what God was really like?  The money-raising Televangelist and his crying wife with the mascara problem and the Texas-sized hairdo were the only ones who came to mind.  I felt like a hypocrite, but I decided to give them a try. Desperately flipping channels, my blood system full of amphetamines, cocaine and alcohol, I finally found them.  


The Preacher’s face appeared on the television screen and he immediately began speaking directly to me.  I was shocked as he answered the very reasoning of my heart. “If you’re a drug addict or an alcoholic and you think God’s mad at you, YOU ARE WRONG,” he declared. “God loves you.  If you’ll ask Him, in the Name of Jesus, He’ll set you free from your addiction.”  


I fell to my knees and began to sob. From the depths of my heart I prayed another home-made emergency prayer.  I cried out, “God, if that’s true and You’ll set me free, I’ll serve You for the rest of my life. I give You my word. I’ll serve You for the rest of my life, in the Name of Jesus! Please, Jesus. Please.” 


Do you know what happened after I prayed that sincere prayer from the very bottom of my very broken heart?  Nothing! Absolutely nothing at all.  


Maybe the Televangelist didn’t know what he was talking about after all.  Maybe God was just sick and tired of me, and really, I couldn’t blame Him.  He had already given me one chance and I squandered it. I didn’t deserve another. Maybe it was best to just die this way, like my five unfortunate young friends.


"This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of his troubles." (Psalm 34:6)




Chapter 2:  My First, But Not Last, Angelic Visitation


Soon after praying that prayer, I lay down on the sofa, covering up with a blanket, so discouraged and full of despair.  The drugs and alcohol affected my circulation so severely that my hands and feet were constantly cold.  I was an emaciated wreck.  Approximately one hundred and twenty pounds on a five foot eleven frame.  My fingernails were bitten and bloodied.  I had been literally surviving on chocolate-covered donuts and beer.  I felt that I would die of rejection and loneliness lying there all alone, pumped full of drugs and alcohol. 


Suddenly, from behind me, someone softly laid a hand upon my head.  This wasn’t just any hand.  This was a giant hand that absolutely startled me.  


As a boy I would ride the train into Boston Garden to watch “Professional” wrestling matches.  I once saw Killer Kowalski take on Andre the Giant in a “Death Match.”  I thought Andre had the biggest hands in the world, until this hand came upon my head.  I turned to see who had slipped into my securely locked home, coming up behind me.  No one was there.  I jumped up and went through every room and every closet, looking to see who was hiding and playing games with my mind.  I frantically checked every door and every window.  They were all locked.  I was alone.  I must have imagined it.


Lying back down on the sofa that giant hand rested upon my head again ever so gently.  I jumped up, repeating the entire search process.  Once again I was convinced that I was indeed alone and that my tormented mind was simply playing tricks on me.  After all, drugs, alcohol and a steady diet of chocolate-covered donuts can produce imaginary experiences. 


For the third time I lay on the sofa.  As soon as I settled down, the giant hand was placed gently on my head again.  It was so large that it easily reached both of my ears and my forehead.  This time there was no getting up.  Something began to “pour” out of that hand.  Some sort of warm, liquid substance began to pour into me through my head.  It felt like hot honey was being poured into me.  I was paralyzed but not with fear.  It was as if I was being paralyzed with love - hot liquid love.   Down into my cold fingers it flowed so peacefully.  Down into my cold, cold toes it slowly went.  I was being overwhelmed by some sort of hot, liquid love that poured into my body through a giant, invisible hand on top of my head.  I lay there basking in this love that I had never experienced before when suddenly I lost consciousness.


What happened next, I do not know.  I didn’t wake up until NEARLY THREE FULL DAYS LATER.  I immediately realized that during that entire time I had not changed positions.  Neither had I dreamed.  Of course, I did not eat or drink. Every bodily function had shut down entirely.  Some may struggle with this, but I am convinced that I was not even breathing during that three-day supernatural experience. 



Sister Maria Woodworth-Etter's Similar Three Day Miracle


Some years after my own three day miracle, I discovered how Sister Maria Woodworth-Etter had a similar experience while preaching in St. Louis, Missouri early in the twentieth century.  She was preaching in a tent meeting when the power of God came upon her even as it came upon me.  She had her hand up and her mouth open as she was preaching when suddenly she froze in place.  She literally stayed in that position for three full days and nights, neither moving nor uttering a word.  All of her bodily functions ceased as well, including breathing.  Grown men attempted to move her from her frozen position and were unable to do so.  She was literally locked in place as a testimony to the Power of God. (Ezekiel 33:22; Acts 2:43)  


During that three-day period over 150,000 people filed by to witness this astounding sign, wonder and miracle of God.  At the end of three days and nights she began breathing and moving, PICKING UP HER SERMON EXACTLY WHERE SHE HAD LEFT OFF.  The St. Louis newspapers covered the story.  Miss Woodworth-Etter's  life story can be found on the Internet & Face Book by simply searching her name. 


As I slowly regained consciousness that third day, I became sharply aware of one thing.  I HAD BEEN SET FREE FROM ALL DESIRE FOR DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. The desire that was always there when I woke up each morning was gone.  I was free from fear.  


Anger and unforgiveness were noticeably missing, as well.  God had forgiven me and delivered me.  How could I not now forgive those who had hurt me?  I felt brand new on the inside.  I remember showering after this supernatural three day "slain in the Spirit" experience and thinking to myself, “I don’t know why I’m doing this.  I feel like I couldn’t possibly be any cleaner.”  I soon discovered that this was because the Bible said I had become a “New Creation in Christ” when I called upon His Name. (2 Corinthians 5:17)  


I picked up an old beat-up Bible and started reading it voraciously.  Preaching and teaching it, too.  I still haven’t put it down over thirty years later.  (Ezekiel 2:8-3:4)


The Televangelist and his wife were right, and I was wrong.  God wasn't mad at me, and I remain indebted to them eternally for my supernatural deliverance which came through their Ministry, in spite of the great problems and heartache they went on to encounter for their own mistakes. We are all still learning how to live with our humanity.  


Now I knew it was the Spirit of God Who said "I love you" that day in front of the grocery store while I was lighting a cigarette.  


It actually troubles some people that I would say God told me He loved me while I was smoking a cigarette.  They don’t understand the Bible says that Jesus came because God so loved the world, smokers and non-smokers alike. (John 3:16)  Besides, nobody ever went to Hell for smoking cigarettes.  People go to Hell for rejecting redemption in Christ.  Now, I haven’t smoked a cigarette for over thirty years, but God loved me as much when I smoked cigarettes as He does now that I don’t.   


As a result of my spectacular conversion experience and uneducated zeal, most of my family and friends said, "Man, Hamel's really lost it now."  They were right, too.  I lost my old, weak, destructive life and found a brand new powerful one in Jesus. When everyone else walked out on me, He walked in.  I was and still am unashamed of Him.  I love Him now more than ever.  


Sadly, my former wife informed me that she would have nothing to do with Jesus as I had come to know Him.  Offering to come back if I would renounce my new-found relationship with Jesus, I was forced to decline.  “That was our problem to begin with,” I explained.  “Christ was never the focal point of our relationship or our family. I could never go back to doing things without Him again.”  So, she chose her way and I chose God’s way, hoping and praying that she would change. She did not. 


That’s what an encounter with the God of Creation will do to human beings.  It will harden you or it will soften you, but one way or another, you’ll never be the same.


Sure, early on in my walk with the Lord Satan tried to tempt me with drugs and alcohol again. He  just doesn't give up that easy. However, those old ways just had no lasting attraction any more.  No power either.  They were counterfeits, substitutes for what I had been looking for all my life - love.  God’s Love.  The Love that poured into me that morning through the giant hand placed so gently upon my head three times before I fell unconscious for nearly three full days.    


I soon discovered my "falling under the power," "slain in the Spirit" experience was Biblical indeed. Many people in the Bible had similar experiences when overwhelmed by the Spirit and presence of God or one of His angels. (Ezekiel 1:28; Ezekiel 2:1-2; Daniel 10:8-9; Matthew 17:1-6; Matthew 28:1-4; John 18:1-8; Acts 9:6; Acts 26:14, etc.)


I also came to learn that there is something quite supernatural about "three day" experiences in the Bible. They represent renewed hope in the midst of human despair and the resurrection of dead things unto newness of life! (Genesis 22:4; Joshua 1:11; 2 Kings 20:5; Hosea 6:1-3; Matthew 12:40; Matthew 27:63)


Having had multiple angelic visitations since that day, I have discovered to whom that giant hand belonged.  It belonged to God’s angel.  My angel.  One of the multiple angels that was assigned to me at birth.  It has been reported that as many as thirty angels have been seen standing behind me in a half-circle as I was in the pulpit preaching the Gospel. (Matthew 18:10)


The angels of God are giant creatures indeed.  The ones that have appeared to me multiple times over the past thirty plus years stand on average ten to twelve feet tall.  Some even taller.  Their hands are the size of the hand that was placed on my head three times that day.  It was one of my angels' hand. 


The tangible anointing and love of God was supernaturally transferred to me that day by the laying on of the angel's hand. 


I literally fell under the power of God for nearly three full days. 


Talk about falling in Love!


"For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." (Psalm 91:11)




Chapter 3: My First Visitation of Jesus as He Commissioned Me 


Within 24 hours of regaining consciousness from having been "slain in the Spirit" for those three days, I received the first of what have been multiple visitations of the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 12:1) 


In an open vision, my eyes wide open,  He came to me out of a literal, cloud-like whirlwind which suddenly appeared, coming down from the North, spinning before me as I was on my knees. (Ezekiel 1:4) 


Right there in my Woburn, Massachusetts living room two white-winged Angels, dressed in white, appeared from out of that whirlwind cloud, pushing it  wide open from its spinning center point, like sliding, spinning doors. The Master, Jesus, clothed in a white linen robe, came out of the whirlwind appearing directly before me. 


The entire scene was very similar to the whirlwind and Angels described in Ezekiel's commissioning in Ezekiel chapters one through three, which I had never read before this visitation.  I did not even know the Book of Ezekiel existed. I had never read the Bible before this visitation. 


Jesus now stood before me and through an impartation from His right hand, He personally commissioned and appointed me to the Ministry Offices to which I am called.  The very purpose of His appearing that day was to actually make me a Minister of the Gospel. His hand (anointing/power) came upon me for the very purpose of making me His Minister. (Ezekiel 1:3)


The Apostle Paul was also commissioned personally by Jesus at the time of his Damascus Road conversion experience.  Jesus appeared to Paul that day to make him a Minister of the Gospel.  Years later when testifying of this Divinely granted visitation to King Agrippa, Paul quoted Jesus as having told him, "...for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen and of those things in the which I will (again) appear unto thee." (Acts 26:16)


Of course, it has taken decades for me to develop into the Ministry Offices Jesus commissioned me to, even as it did Paul. (Acts 13:1-4; Galatians 1:15-2:2)  I will spend the rest of my life doing so.  No one just starts out in the Offices to which they are called, including me.  It takes years of tremendous discipline, endurance, faithfulness, sacrifice, prayer and study to properly develop in any of the 5-Fold Ministry Offices of Ephesians 4:8-11.  Tremendous persecution also accompanies some of those Offices, one in particular.  


However, Jesus Himself did personally commission me to those Offices, making me His Minister through an impartation from His outstretched right hand, at the time of this Divinely-granted visitation.  


In the Bible, whenever the Lord "stretches forth" His hand or His arm, it is to judge/deliver, call someone to the Ministry or perform the miraculous. (Deuteronomy 5:15; Psalm 136:11-12; Proverbs 1:24; Acts 4:29-31) 


In my case it was for all three purposes. He judged my sin and its consequential addictions as having no further claim upon me. He miraculously set me free from all addictions after three days being slain in the Spirit. He personally called me & commissioned me to the Ministry.  


There are other things about that visitation that the Lord has not yet released me to share. Things which I myself am waiting for Him to further clarify to me. Nonetheless, Jesus did anoint me thru an impartation from His right hand, commissioning me to my specific Ministry Offices.


Having done so, Jesus and the two Angels then went back into the whirlwind from where they had come, Jesus first. The Angels then closed the opening in the spinning cloud behind them, like sliding doors, disappearing into it themselves and the whirlwind dissipated before my eyes.  I was left kneeling there, stunned and all alone. 


I began to know things supernaturally from that very day. 


For a number of years I never shared these visitations with anyone.  Early on, as a very young Christian, I did try to explain some of my experiences to the young Pastor of a Church I was attending.  When he laughed and ridiculed me, walking away as if I had more loose screws than a Studebaker, I was humiliated.


Of course, I later came to realize that young Pastor was also lacking knowledge of such Biblical experiences himself.  He simply did not have the answers I needed.  So, I forgave him.  But, as a result of that embarrassing encounter, I became very reluctant to share these experiences with anyone for a very long time, especially Ministers of the Gospel.  As was the case with the young, inexperienced Pastor, I was concerned they might not believe or understand me, and I was unwilling to face that kind of rejection again.


Of course, having grown in knowledge of God's Word and my Offices, as well as now having had multiple visitations and revelations of Jesus Christ and multiple visitations of angels  over these past thirty plus years, I have grown past that. (2 Corinthians 12:1) 


Jesus Christ did indeed visit me that day and He personally commissioned me to help people, not to fear what they might think, say or do to me because of it. (Ezekiel 2:5-7; 3:8,9)



Additional Divinely-Granted Visitations


You will also read later in this testimony how in 1984, three years after my first visitation, Almighty God Himself, not Jesus, quoted Ezekiel 3:18 to me, word for word, also from Ezekiel's commissioning. (I Samuel 3:10)  At that time I was in an Albuquerque, New Mexico hotel room when He rebuked me by His authoritative voice because I had not been fully yielding to Christ's prior appearance and commissioning three years earlier.


Also, later in 1984 while in Las Vegas, Nevada, I was caught up in a trance and found myself once again in the presence of the Master, Jesus. I stood and spoke with Him as He gave me personal insight, correction and direction concerning His will for my attending Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can read about that in abbreviated form in the article, "The Word of Wisdom" at the JHM Online Bible Training Centre


The Las Vegas trance was not to be the last time I would find myself suddenly in the presence of the Master. On the homepage of this web site you will find the article, "Great Spiritual Awakening Comes to America."  It is the account of my February 28, 2004, 45-minute Divinely-granted visitation of both Jesus and the Holy Spirit, revealing the coming Revival/Awakening to me in fascinating detail. 


My wife, Barbara, and I were in Vermont for ministry. We were in a hotel room praying in the Holy Spirit together as we often do. Suddenly Jesus caught me up in the Spirit once again. I found myself suspended in the heavenlies, standing right beside Him from a vantage point just above the earth as a Great Spiritual Awakening began to unfold beneath us. (Ezekiel 8:3; 11:24,25; 37:1)


I watched in amazement as this great Spiritual Awakening began in New England, moving into the entire Northeast, spreading across America and moving to the nations of the world! I stood there with Jesus and the Holy Spirit witnessing multiple millions of hurting, confused, penitent human beings coming to Him just in the Northeastern United States alone. This great Spiritual Awakening is even now unfolding on this planet!


"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions." (Joel 2:28)




 Chapter 4:  Yet Another Divine Appointment


Back to 1981. Approximately nine months had now passed since being so gently, yet so powerfully touched by the Angel's giant hand and being called and personally commissioned thru a Divinely-granted appearance of Jesus.  Now another Divine appointment awaited me.  


One morning I was sitting in a very small, popular restaurant in Lexington, Massachusetts. The wooden tables and chairs were positioned very close together. 


Suddenly the chair behind me banged abruptly up against mine. I heard a man's voice behind me say with a strong southern accent, "I'm so sorry. Please forgive me." 


I turned and looked up, stunned to see who was addressing me.  It was the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham. 


Standing beside him was his Gospel troubadour friend, George Beverly Shea. 


As they stood there smiling at me, I pulled my chair in a little closer to my table, assuring them both that there was "no problem". Thanking me, they sat directly behind me, my chair touching back to back with Dr. Graham's for the next thirty minutes or more. 


I was well aware of who these men were, having seen many of Dr. Graham's televised crusades as a child and young adult when visiting my grandmother. 


At this time they were in the Boston area for an evangelistic crusade at Boston College. 


You can imagine my shock, having been recently visited by God's angel, slain in the Spirit for three days, followed by a visitation and commissioning of Jesus and now Dr. Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea were standing before me, addressing me.  


It was enough to make one wonder, if only for a moment, if God had not sent these two world renown Gospel Crusaders to personally conscript me for the work of the Kingdom. 


After all, I had given God my word to serve Him a few years before and had not done so. Was it possible He could be sending His two messengers to be sure I did not not back out again?


But, alas, they were simply there for breakfast, even as I was.


Although this testimony makes for good reading, it is not the Divine appointment that awaited me in the very same little restaurant one morning soon after. 


As I sat alone, discreetly reading my Bible, a young man wearing cowboy boots and holding a cowboy hat approached me and said, “Hello, I see you’re reading the Bible.  Are you a Christian?”  I told him that I was, indeed.  He said his name was Michael and that he was a “Charismatic Catholic.”  We talked for a few minutes and he invited me to dinner at his girlfriend's house. A Godly friendship quickly developed. 


Michael’s girlfriend and soon-to-be wife, Barbara, gave me my very first Christian book.  It was “The Ministry of A Prophet” by Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, a book that has forever changed my life. It was through this book that I discovered the ministry of Dr Hagin. 


Michael later gave me a box of cassette tapes.  They were by a Minister whom I had been listening to on the radio.  His name was Dr. Kenneth Copeland.  Soon I was also to encounter the Ministry of Dr. Lester Sumrall, who would become my Pastor for the remaining fifteen years of his amazing life.  


Little did I realize then how the combined Ministries of these three men of faith would impact me for the rest of my life.  They became “Spiritual Fathers” to me. Sadly, one has now fallen but the other two remain mentors to me. They completed their courses proudly before traveling on to Heaven.  


Sometimes when telling the story of how God has used these three men to bring me up in the Faith, I refer to it as “Three Men and a Baby.”



Something Went Off on the Inside of Me

One night during one of my regular visits, Michael and Barbara were playing their guitars and singing to the Lord.  Michael began to softly speak in a strange language.  I stopped him and asked, “What is that?  What is that language you are speaking?”  He answered, “It’s Tongues.  It’s a gift.  Ask God and He’ll give it to you.”  “But what is it?” I insisted.  Michael repeated, “It’s Tongues.  It’s a gift.  Ask God and He’ll give it to you.”  He returned to playing his guitar and speaking in that strange language. 

At that moment something “went off” on the inside of me.  I could no longer sit still.  Whatever this “gift” was, if it was of God, I was determined to have it.  Jumping up and grabbing my jacket, I headed out into the crisp winter night.  All the way home I repeated these words, “God, if that’s from You, I’ve got to have it.”  Over and over I repeated those words, hurrying home through the moonlit snow.  I had a special prayer place in the attic.  I just knew when I got there God would give His special “gift” to me.

Pushing the attic door open, a literal, soundless, explosion of white light enveloped me as I stepped inside.  The room was literally filled with a brilliant white light, wall to wall, ceiling to floor. It was a white that was whiter than the whitest of all earthly whites.  The Apostle Paul referred to this explosion of white light as being “above the brightness of the sun” when describing his Damascus road encounter with it. (Acts 26:13)  How accurate! The light of God’s Glory is above the brightness of ten thousand suns!  I was literally blinded by it.

Overcome with weakness, I was knocked to my knees, unable to remain standing in the presence of this supernatural illumination. (Ezekiel 1:28; Ezekiel 3:23) Enveloped in this shining light from Heaven, my face pressed to the floor, I began praying profusely in other tongues.  It seemed as if I had fallen into a Heavenly blast furnace.  

How long I stayed enveloped in that supernatural light, praying in other tongues, I do not know.  My next recollection was waking up the next morning in my bed not knowing how I got there.  

I had received the “Baptism with the Holy Spirit” as evidenced by the speaking in other tongues in a very dramatic way, even as I had been saved, delivered and commissioned in a very dramatic way nine months earlier. (Acts 2:1-4; 19:6)  

This was the “gift” that my friend, Michael, was referring to.  A gift that would prove invaluable to me from that night on.  To tell you the truth, I have been praying in other tongues on a daily basis for over thirty years now - extensively.  It's a Hotline to Heaven and a powerful way to keep one's spirit sensitive to the voice of God! (Jude 20)

"I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:" (1 Corinthians 14:18)


Chapter 5:  Babies Live and Babies Learn

I had been Born Again when I prayed with the Televangelist. 


I had been miraculously delivered from the bondage of drugs, alcohol and fear by an angel of God laying his hand upon my head three times. As a result, I was slain in the Spirit for nearly three full days and am convinced I was not breathing.  


I had received a personal visitation of Jesus Christ and His two angels and was commissioned to stand in specific Ministry Offices through an impartation from His right hand. 


I had been supernaturally and dramatically enveloped in the Glory of God and baptized with the Holy Spirit in an experience quite similar to the Apostle Paul's on the Road to Damascus. (Acts 9:1-18)


However, I was still just a baby Believer with practically no knowledge of God’s Word other than what I was picking up during my reading times.  I was in desperate need of proper New Testament teaching.  All I had was my one Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin book on the Ministry of the Prophet and a few Kenneth Copeland tapes 


I knew nothing yet about how to be led by the Spirit of God.  I was to learn volumes on being led by the Spirit of God from  Dr. Hagin later.  But at this time I was clueless. 


That being the case,  I wrongly took a job that was not God’s perfect will for me.  That job was driving semi-trucks for a Hollywood Production company.  I now found myself touring America with popular Rock ’n’ Roll bands and Hollywood/Las Vegas-based entertainers.  I had no idea at that time how wrong this job was for me. 


I would drive between major American cities listening to my Kenneth Copeland teaching tapes and praying in other tongues.  Upon arrival at each destination, I’d back my semi-truck up to the staging area to be unloaded for the type of entertainment that is definitely not pleasing to the Lord.  I simply did not know any better.

One evening I was in Austin, Texas, working with a very popular Mo Town entertainer.  I was sitting in the special employee section in front of the stage during the show.  This man suddenly stopped singing and began “preaching” as the music softly continued.  As he stood there dressed in silk pajamas, to my shock, he began to explain how performing certain sexual acts while praying in the Name of Jesus could actually bring physical healing to the sick. He was "preaching", but by the inspiration of Satan. 

The moment those shocking, demented words came out of his mouth, I heard an authoritative voice say to me, “He’ll be dead in two months because of the very words of his mouth.” 

Startled, I looked all around to see who had spoken that to me.  With the exception of another employee and his two guests a distance down in front of me and to my left, there was no one else in this reserved section.  I knew that no one in that entire area could have possibly spoken those words to me so clearly above the sound system.  I thought about what that authoritative voice said for a moment and then got up to leave the auditorium.  I was shocked that this entertainer, whose Dad was a Christian Minister, believed such a thing. I was further shocked that he’d stand up and speak it in an auditorium seating thousands.

The Word of the Lord Came to Pass

Two months later, back home in Las Vegas, I walked up to a newspaper display and looked at a headline.  It read, “(Entertainer’s name) Shot Dead By Father.”  My mind raced immediately back to that night when I was with him in Austin, Texas, when that authoritative voice of the Holy Sprit said to me, “He’ll be dead in two months because of the very words of his mouth.”  I was now shocked by the accuracy of those words. 


Still, I didn’t realize how wrong it was for me to play a supportive role in the entertainment industry.  Neither did I understand that the authoritative voice is one of the ways that God can speak to New Testament Believers. (Acts 9:4; 10:13,15)  However, I was about to learn in a very spectacular and most convincing way.


"And the Spirit entered into me when He spoke to me and set me upon my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me." (Ezekiel 2:2)




Chapter 6:  The Voice of Authority Speaks Again


Soon after this I had my semi-truck parked out front just prior to another short tour with a different entertainer.  The forty-five foot drop-frame van trailer was loaded with lighting, staging, costumes, instruments, sound system, etc.  I was to drive from my base of operation in Las Vegas to Albuquerque, New Mexico on behalf of "one of the biggest names in the business.”  


Before heading out I decided to pray, asking the Lord to bless my trip.  As I stood in the living room praying, that authoritative voice spoke to me again, saying,  “Don’t go.”  I literally jumped off the floor.  I jumped with such force it actually hurt my neck! I looked around to see who had come in.  Of course, no one was there.  I searched the entire house to see who was tampering with my mind.  No one was there.  I was alone.  Certainly God wasn’t telling me to not go.  He understood that the truck was loaded, the entertainer was scheduled to appear and I had no choice. 


I continued praying.  As soon as I began to speak, that voice spoke to me again, audibly.  At least to me it seemed audible.  I know now that it was coming out of my own Born Again human spirit.  It repeated with tremendous authority, “Don’t go.”  I knew then it must be the Voice of God warning me to not take this trip to Albuquerque. 


I took an extra moment to "explain" to God the situation I was in.  I told Him for whom I was working.  I explained how the truck was loaded with hi-tech equipment, costumes and hardware.  I also explained how it was too late for me to back out.  There was no one else to take the truck to Albuquerque in time for the scheduled show. 


Having straightened that out with God, I proceeded to climb the steps up into the cab of my tractor-trailer and drive to Albuquerque.  I was confident God understood.  Besides, it was quite possible that I had imagined that voice that told me not to go. Both times.


Driving Right Out of the Will of God 


Every mile I drove was another mile driven out of the revealed will of God.  I suddenly began to feel sick physically. Very sick. Nausea and dizziness began to overtake me.  The further I drove, the sicker I became.  Further and further I drove on heading for Albuquerque.  Sicker and sicker I became as I did so, vertigo trying to overtake me. 


I discovered that by listening to my Kenneth Copeland tapes through headphones, the nausea and dizziness would subside to where I could continue to drive.  The Anointing on the Word of God would override the sickness as long as I kept the headphones on.  When I took them off at truck stops, etc., the dizziness and nausea would literally overwhelm me.  Although I couldn’t walk, I could actually sit and drive my semi-truck as long as I kept God’s Word going into my spirit through my ears. (Proverbs 4:20-22) 


How foolish of me to forge on, driving a truck of that size and weight, with that kind of sickness trying to overwhelm me.


Finally arriving in Albuquerque, I half-climbed, half-fell out of the cab of my truck.  I staggered into the high-dollar hotel lobby looking like a drunken man.  I was so dizzy and so nauseous, now completely overcome with vertigo, that I literally slid along the hotel corridor walls in order to reach my room.  


Stumbling into my room and falling onto the bed with the room spinning all around me, I lost consciousness and went immediately into the following dream.


"In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, and slumberings upon the bed; then He openeth the ears of men and sealeth their instruction." (Job 33:15-16)




Chapter 7:  A Revelation of Accountability


In the dream I was standing on the huge outdoor stage just prior to “the show” in Albuquerque.  I was looking out across the massive outdoor arena.  The crowd was beginning to filter in from the parking areas.  As I stood on that platform wearing my flashy navy blue silk roadie jacket, I was feeling rather proud of myself.  “After all,” I thought, “this show couldn’t have come together without me.  I brought the lighting, the sound system, the instruments, the costumes, risers and everything else necessary to make this possible today.  If I hadn’t brought all this high dollar equipment in my flashy high dollar semi-truck there would be no show.  THIS WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING IF IT WEREN’T FOR ME.”


As I stood on that platform eight to ten feet above the crowd, I could hear voices.  Someone asked, “Who’s that standing on the stage?  Is he with the show?”  Someone else asked, “I wonder if he knows (entertainer’s name)?”  My chest was swollen with pride.  I was feeling pretty heady knowing that I had “backstage access” to such a popular venue. 


In the dream I continued to deliberately stand on the stage where I could be easily seen.  I was enjoying the attention knowing that people were looking at me, wondering who I might be, not knowing I was just the lowly truck driver.  The crowd began to swell and the sound of multitudes of voices grew much louder.  Soon there would be multiple thousands of people filling the outdoor arena.  I could clearly hear the laughter and the enthusiasm in the air.


Suddenly people began to rush for the few remaining seats in front of the stage.  People began to frantically push and shove.  The massive crowd pushing from the rear was forcing the people in front even further forward.  The sounds of laughter and enthusiasm began to change to cries of fear and terror.  Soon they were screaming in absolute horror.  The expanding number of people in the back kept pushing, pushing for the remaining front seats.  They didn’t seem to realize that they were crushing and hurting the people in front of them.  It was similar to a human stampede at a European Soccer Tournament. The screams of agony and terror intensified. 


During all of this I was more focused on the people who were pushing and shoving from the rear.  When I finally looked down at the crowd directly in front of the stage, I was horrified by what I observed.  The people in front of me, being shoved from behind, were helplessly falling.  Only they weren’t just falling to the ground as I had previously thought.  They were falling into a massive pit of fire that had somehow opened in front of the stage.  The pit was as long as the stage.  It was also so wide that it was virtually impossible for the people being pushed to jump across to save themselves.  They just kept falling and tumbling into the fire pit, one after another. 


Up from the black smoky pit came tremendous heat with flames of orange, red and yellow.  Innocent people continued falling and tumbling into it.  I looked into the faces of some of them as they went to their eternal doom.  They just kept falling and falling into that massive fire pit as I stood there helplessly watching.


This Was Entirely My Fault 


Then my own prideful, ignorant words came back to me as I watched those precious souls perishing, one after another.  “THIS WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING IF IT WEREN’T FOR ME.”  “THIS WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING IF IT WEREN’T FOR ME.”  


I was completely overcome with horror realizing this great human destruction was all my fault.  


These dear people had come to the end of life's highway and were perishing for all of Eternity because I was cooperating with “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.” (1 John 2:16) 


This was all happening because I was disobeying Jesus' 1981 appearance and commission to preach His Holy Word. 


This horrible human tragedy was entirely my fault and in the dream I stood on that platform knowing it.  


Screaming, terrified human beings of various ethnic backgrounds were being mercilessly and irreversibly pushed into this pit of fire against their wills and I was to blame.  


The thick black smoke, the bright orange, red and yellow flames, the screams of human horror, the precious human persons falling off the end of the Highway of Life and disappearing forever into that inferno sickened me. 


My foolish, dull, selfish heart was breaking in pieces as I stood there in my blue roadie jacket. 


Suddenly I woke up.


"Therefore Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it." (Isaiah 5:14)




Chapter 8:  The Voice of Almighty God and a Much Deserved Rebuke


I sat bolt upright on my hotel room bed.  I was in a literal cold sweat.  Before I could even begin to evaluate the horror of what I had just witnessed or for how long I had been forced to look at it, I heard that voice of authority once again.  


It was the very same voice that had spoken earlier, back in Las Vegas, demanding, “Don’t go.”  “Don’t go.”  This time it spoke with even greater authority.  Tremendous authority.  It roared like a mighty waterfall. That’s the only way I know to describe it. This is the way Job, David, Ezekiel and others described it in the Bible. (Job 37:45; Psalm 29:3-11; Psalm 68:33; Ezekiel 1:24) 


It was the Voice of the Most High God, and He seemed to be standing right beside me. (1 Samuel 3:10)  He literally roared the following exact words at me.

“When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; BUT HIS BLOOD WILL I REQUIRE AT THINE HAND.”

Like the roar of battlefield canon, those words shook me to the very core of my being. It seemed as if I could feel them penetrating the marrow of my bones. My internal organs seemed to vibrate. The entire high-rise hotel complex appeared to be vibrating around me as those words were being released from the mouth of the God of all Creation. This was the voice of the God Who had created me. The God Who had redeemed me. The God Who owned me and had the right to command me!

That which He had spoken was a verse of Scripture from the Bible.  A VERSE I HAD NEVER READ OR EVEN HEARD BEFORE.  I was hearing it supernaturally for the very first time.

Some months after this experience, I discovered this verse was in Ezekiel 3:18 while reading along in my Bible during a Dr. Frederick K. C. Price television broadcast. As you can imagine, I was astounded to realize that Almighty God had personally spoken this very verse to me before I even knew it was written in the Bible.

As I sat there on that bed in my Albuquerque hotel room, that verse clearly ringing in my spirit like a bell on a cold winter's day, I realized that my life had just been forever changed.  

The Spirit of the Living God had both SHOWN and TOLD me that He would hold me personally accountable for every human being who ended up suffering tragedy, prematurely dying and even ending up in Hell, because I was playing with the devil for a big paycheck instead of obeying Jesus' personal commission to reach them.

He had just revealed to me that He would hold me personally accountable for everyone whom I refused to speak to on His behalf, individually or corporately, saved or unsaved, big names, little names or no names.  

From the dog house to the penthouse, when He tells me to warn someone, I now know I must. I have no alternative. 

From the outhouse to the White House, I will obey Him. Otherwise, their blood will be on my hands if they end up being judged and I will be judged for that.  I call this "My Ezekiel Mandate." 

Dr. Lester Sumrall's Amazingly Similar Experiences and Visitations

I later discovered how my Pastor of fifteen years, Dr. Lester Sumrall, had similar experiences and visitations. At seventeen years of age he was a rebel and dying of tuberculosis when he had a dream. 

In that dream he saw a casket suspended in mid-air to one side of his bed and a Bible suspended on the other side. The voice of the Most High God commanded him to choose that very night which one he wanted. Young Lester Sumrall wisely chose the Bible and woke up the next morning supernaturally healed of every symptom of tuberculosis. 

Soon thereafter, the Almighty also showed Brother Sumrall a vision of the multitudes from every world culture dropping off the end of the Highway of Life and falling over the precipice into the Lake of Fire. 

Brother Sumrall saw their terror, even as I saw their terror in my near identical vision, as they fell into eternal damnation.

In that vision the Lord told Dr. Sumrall, exactly as He later told me, "Their blood will be on your hands."   

He also quoted Ezekiel 3:18 to Dr. Sumrall in his vision, word for word, exactly as He quoted it to me at the time of my near identical vision. 

I was astounded to discover this about Dr. Sumrall a number of years after my own Ezekiel 3:18 mandate was given to me in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the Almighty Himself. 

In the exact same way He had personally given Dr. Sumrall his Ezekiel mandate decades earlier, Almighty God had now personally come and given me mine.

I, like Dr. Sumrall and many others who stood or stand in these same Offices, have experienced great rejection, ridicule, false accusation, misunderstanding and persecution as we have obeyed His mandates over the course of our lives. Particularly, and sadly, mostly from believers in Christ who lack clear, Biblical knowledge of the Prophet's Office. 

It comes with the territory, so to speak. Better to be persecuted than to answer to Him for the fear of man, disobedience and rebellion when it comes our time to stand before Him. 

I never again want to hear that voice speak to me in that way.  Not here in this world, and certainly not when I finally stand before Him in the next world to give account for my Ezekiel Mandate.  I was absolutely frightened by it even as Israel was frightened near to death when they heard it at Mount Sinai.  

"And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed and stood afar off.  And they said to Moses, Speak thou with us and we will hear: but let not God speak with us lest we die." (Exodus 20:18-19)


Chapter 9:  Supernatural, Biblical Confirmation of My Ezekiel Mandate

I am going to share with you just some of the many supernatural confirmations of my "Ezekiel Mandate."  But in order to help you better understand both my calling and my heart, I will first share the following.

I fully understand that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the exhortation, edification and comfort of the Body of Christ. (I Corinthians 14:3) God has not placed His Gifts in the Church to pull the Church down. The Gifts are to lift the Church, encourage the Church and to bring comfort and hope to the Church.  The Gifts of the Spirit are to profit the Church, not punish the Church. (1 Corinthians 12:7) 

However, sometimes Christians, yes, even Ministers, stubbornly choose disobedience over obedience. When that happens and they continually override conscience, override the Word of God and override the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit to get back on track, the God of Love can send a word of warning to awaken them from their stupor. This is always to give them further encouragement to judge themselves before having to be judged by the Laws of Sowing and Reaping. (Jeremiah 2:19; Galatians 6:6,7) Or, in their case, what I call, "The Laws of Sowing and Weeping."

Please note as you continue to read on. In my life and Ministry, whenever God has sent me to give someone a warning of coming judgment for their rebellion, He has ALWAYS had me to tell them that judgment could easily be avoided through simple repentance. God is not a God of condemnation. I do not go around as a make-believe Old Testament Prophet of condemnation bringing scathing words of damnation to individuals. 

Words of Exhortation, Edification and Comfort

Having preached the Gospel multiple thousands of times over approximately thirty years, I have brought far more words of exhortation, edification and comfort to people than I have brought words of warning and pending judgment. I will share just one example of this with you.

I was once praying about an upcoming five-day Miracle Healing Revival I had agreed to conduct in Front Royal, Virginia.  It was approximately three o'clock in the morning. The Holy Spirit often awakens me at this time to pray in the Spirit. Suddenly, I was caught up in the Spirit even as the Apostle John was caught up in the Spirit on the Lord's Day. (Revelation 1:10-11)  I found myself in a trance like Peter went into a trance (Acts 10:5-12) and like Paul went into a trance. (Acts 22:17-21)  

In the trance I realized I was standing in the sanctuary of the very Church in which I was to conduct the revival meetings.  I had never been there before.  I was standing in the pulpit looking out over hundreds of people in attendance.  As I looked to my left, I noticed an angled aisle.  I looked up the burgundy-carpeted aisle and noticed a woman sitting in the aisle seat exactly two rows from the back wall.  She was in her late forties or early fifties. She had brown hair with bangs.  She was wearing a red, ribbed-turtleneck sweater, a light jacket and either a denim skirt or jeans.  

As I looked at her sitting there, I heard the voice of the Lord speak from behind me, even as John the Apostle heard the voice of the Lord speak from behind him.  The Lord said, "She is struggling and suffering terribly concerning her finances.  Tell her I said, 'It's over.'"  I stood staring at her, pondering what the Lord had just revealed to me. Just as suddenly as I went into the Spirit, I came out of the Spirit and was back in my place of prayer.   

Later that morning I shared the details of the vision with my wife. I told her, "When we arrive at the church she will be sitting where the Lord showed me she will be sitting. She will be wearing what the Lord showed me she will be wearing. I am going to call her out and tell her what the Lord told me to tell her. He will take on my obedience and confirm it to her. Somehow she will experience a miracle in her finances."

Weeks later we arrived at the Church in Virginia and it was exactly as I had seen in the trance, right down to the angled aisle and the burgundy carpeting on the floor.  As the service was beginning my wife and I were standing in the front row.  I looked back and I saw the woman with the brown hair, red ribbed-turtleneck, light jacket and denim skirt.  She was seated on the angled aisle, two rows from the back and in the very seat which the Lord had shown me in the trance.  I said, "There she is Lord, just like You showed me. I am going to obey You. I am going to call her out as You told me and You will confirm the vision."

When I stepped into the pulpit I immediately called her out.  I asked her if she knew me.  She answered, "No, not personally. Although I did know you were coming."  I asked if we had ever spoken or even met before.  She answered, "No."  I then asked if she had been struggling financially. She and her husband both publicly confirmed that she had been so burdened by financial trouble that she was actually physically sick.  I told her, "The Lord showed you to me in a vision. He told me to tell you that your financial struggles are over.  He said to tell you, 'It's over.'"  Her husband burst into tears and cried uncontrollably.  

They both later came to me individually asking if I knew how the Lord was going to bring the word to pass.  I told them that I did not know but that He would do it in a way that would bring great glory to Himself.  I reminded them that they didn't have to try to figure anything out, even as Moses didn't have to try to figure out how he was going to deliver Israel from Egypt.  

I said, "Moses didn't have to figure a thing out. If he tried to do so Moses would have messed it all up.  He just had to trust God to take him through the Exodus supernaturally, one step at a time.  You don't have to figure anything out either. If you try to do so you'll mess it all up. Trust the Lord to take you through this supernaturally, one step at a time.  Somehow He is going to supernaturally reverse your financial situation and glorify Himself in it. All I can tell you is I know what I saw in a vision before coming here.  Even as the vision has proved out here today, the fulfillment of the vision will prove out according to God's plan and purpose."  

I spoke to the woman's husband on the telephone about two months after I had called her out during the service.  He called to relay the following.  "At the time of you calling her out, my wife was getting her house in order because she was planning her own suicide. That is how bad things were concerning our finances.  I want to thank you for obeying God, standing up there and giving her that word.  I don't know what I would do without her had she taken her life.  Once you gave her that word, everything changed in our lives. Everything. Our marriage relationship was under tremendous pressure but that has changed as well.  We are free to love one another again. We have peace in our home again. Everything has changed for the good. We were able to believe God again and to just trust Him as Moses trusted Him like you said."  

"Less than two weeks after you called her out from the pulpit and gave her that word from the Lord, someone who knew nothing at all of our situation gave her (a very substantial amount of money). Our whole lives have changed as of that word being given. Thank you, Pastor, thank you. I don't know how I could have lived without her."  I reminded him that all the glory for what occurred belonged to the Lord, not to me, although I did indeed understand his thanking me.  

Before hanging up he said, "Oh, yes, Pastor, by the way.  My wife wanted me to tell you that as she was preparing her clothes for the service the day you gave her that word, she had a black turtleneck laid out to wear.  At the last minute she said to me, 'I think I need to wear my red turtleneck sweater and not my black one today.' I thought you might find that interesting. It really adds to the testimony, doesn't it?"

This man and his wife were greatly exhorted, edified and comforted by both the word which the Lord had given me for them, as well as the supernatural fulfillment of the word. 

I share this testimony to glorify God, not myself. I cannot do such things as an act of my free will. The Gifts of the Spirit operate according to the will of God, not the will of man. (1 Corinthians 12:11) The Lord Jesus Christ is running the Church, not man. But I also share it so the reader might understand that the author understands the Gifts of the Spirit are for the exhortation, edification and comfort of Christ's Body.  The majority of words the Lord has given me for others over these years have been positive words that do just that!

Gracious Words of Warning to Avoid Coming Judgment

However, there are times that God will send His messenger with a specific word of warning to at least attempt to bring the deliberately wayward back on course before judgment occurs. (Ezekiel 2:8-10)  Although words of warning may sound negative, even they are actually quite positive.  The Lord is saying not only is judgment coming but through repentance one can avoid it.  What could be more positive than that?  (Isaiah 38:1-6)

Sometimes people heed God's gracious warning. Sadly, many times they do not. (Ezekiel 2:11; Ezekiel 3:11,27)

Having now made it clear that I understand fully the Gifts of the Spirit are to pull the Church up and never to pull the Church down, I will share the following from my Spiritual Journal which I have been faithfully and accurately keeping for over thirty years. 

Thirty-six times, since the day of God's visitation in my Albuquerque hotel room, He has instructed me to privately warn individuals they were either going to face tragedy or to die prematurely, if they did not repent for open sin, secret sin or disobedience concerning His call. Thirty-six times. Privately.

Only two additional times has this occurred in  public services. This is because ninety percent of the Prophet's Ministry occurs not in public but in private, even as in the Bible. (2 Kings 5:21-27; John 4:1-19, etc.) The Holy Spirit has great respect and consideration for the dignity of human beings, never desiring to publicly humiliate anyone, even when they are in blatant sin.  After all, we are created in His image and likeness. (Psalm 113:5,6) 

This is not to say that God will never rebuke someone publicly, because He will - particularly the blatant hypocrite.  

Paul told young Pastor Timothy to publicly rebuke hypocrites that others may learn to not be hypocritical in their walk with the Lord. (1 Timothy 5:20-21) Paul himself publicly rebuked the Apostle Peter for blatant hypocrisy. (Galatians 2:11-14) Although the Holy Spirit by far prefers to correct and warn privately, there are times when He will correct and warn publicly. 

The Lord actually had me lay hands on one Pastor as I was preaching for him, an abusive Pastor who was living in secret sin. As I did so these words came out of my spirit for him, "This is an impartation of grace for that which is about to befall you."  In His great love and compassion for this man whom the Lord knew was not going to repent for his secret sin, He imparted to him, by the laying on of hands, a measure of grace to carry him through the judgment that lay immediately before him.  

God was not the One Who would judge this man.  He would soon be judged by the Laws of Sowing & Reaping.  He would soon be judged by his own sin. (Jeremiah 2:19; Proverbs 11:17) This man, through blatant hypocrisy, had placed himself back under the curse of the Law of Sin and Death and was racing towards judgment. God in His love was promising to see him through it.

Many of the thirty-eight individuals I have been sent to are Ministers of the Gospel.  Sadly, they seem to be amongst the most prideful, stubborn and even fearful when it comes to repenting, particularly when a certain type of sin and evil spirits are involved. 

Eleven of those thirty-eight have now died prematurely and needlessly, some surprisingly quickly, just as the Lord told me to tell them they would.  Five of them died precisely within an exact time-frame the Lord had given me for them.  Precisely.  

Even I have been astounded and heartbroken by the accuracy of these warnings time and again. 

Any of these eleven deaths could have been easily avoided through simple repentance.

Thirteen more have experienced heartbreaking, unnecessary tragedies, exactly as the Lord told me to tell them, because in their pride they refused to repent. Oftentimes their immediate family members have suffered terribly, even their children dying, because in their pride and rebellion they left the door wide open for Satan to come against their family. Others have lost their marriages, ministries, businesses, reputations and even great wealth and influence, exactly as the Lord so graciously had me to warn them - repeatedly. 

Any of these thirteen tragedies could have been easily avoided through simple repentance.

Of the remaining fourteen, only three have wisely and quickly judged themselves and wholeheartedly repented, thus avoiding having to be judged. (1 Corinthians 11:30-32). 

That's the whole idea behind this aspect of the Prophet's office. It is never intended to condemn. It is always intended to help people and to keep them from hurting themselves or their loved ones. It is intended to encourage them to repent and get back under the Lord's umbrella of Covenant protection. (Proverbs 28:13)

Eleven others are still stubbornly resisting the Lord's gracious warnings and are pending. Seven of those are Word of Faith, Pentecostal Ministers. Based upon the supernatural accuracy of the previous twenty-seven warnings, these will suffer unnecessarily, too, if they refuse to simply repent. 

Other times, apart from the thirty-eight whom the Lord has spoken to me of, He has revealed to me individuals who were going to die or suffer tragedies, even telling me why and sometimes exactly when, but He did not instruct me to warn them. Take for example the popular Mo Town entertainer whom the Lord said would be "dead in two months." He did not tell me to go to him. If He had done so I would have. I had clear access to him.

This has even happened while I was preaching or teaching from the pulpit.  The Lord would show me a particular person who was either going to die or suffer a tragedy, but He did not tell me to speak to them. I was simply to pray that they and their families would be prepared for what they would soon experience. 

To date, not one of these Divinely-granted revelations has been wrong. Not one! My heart grieves at the supernatural accuracy of these revelations.

Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin and a Multiplicity of Prophetic Words of Warning

Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin said in every home he stayed for many years as an itinerant minister, the Lord would give him a word of warning for each of those families. ("Understanding the Anointing" chapter 9, page 85. 1983, Harrison House) 

Imagine, "every home" he stayed in during all those years of itinerant ministry. That is far, far more words of warning than the thirty-eight the Lord has given me for others during the past thirty plus years. As an act of great mercy, the Lord would tell him when someone was going to die or to experience a tragedy for sin or error in their lives. Dr. Hagin said those words were always given to encourage those individuals to judge themselves in order to avoid having to be judged or to prepare them for what was coming. (1 Corinthians 11:31,32) 

Therefore, those who say, "Dr. Hagin always taught us to never give prophetic words of warning or judgment to anyone. God will speak directly to people Himself when they need correction." are wrong. Very wrong.  

These errant individuals should study his teachings on the Office of the Prophet more carefully. This position completely contradicts Dr. Hagin's published teachings as well as his personal experience with being moved upon by the Holy Spirit to bring words of pending avoidable judgment to individuals who refuse to obey the Word of God, listen to the Inner Witness of the Holy Spirit and simply repent for sin and wrongdoing.

In chapter two of his book, "The Ministry of A Prophet," Dr. Hagin stated that several times as a younger Minister, the Lord told him to warn certain other Ministers they were going to die and even told him the reasons why. However, in each case Dr. Hagin failed to warn them. As a result, the Lord allowed him to be judged for his disobedience. The Lord also told him that from then on if he didn't warn someone when He told him to, judgment would come directly on him again. 

Prophets have a great responsibility to warn people of coming tragedy and judgment when the Lord instructs them to do so. 

Jesus also told Dr. Hagin if a Pastor, Church or individual does not accept the Ministry of a Prophet, the Prophet should go their way, shake the dust off their feet against them and He would remove their candlestick. (Revelation 2:5)  Jesus explained that this meant He would take away from them what little power they had left.  Jesus explained if a Pastor, Church or individual would not accept the Ministry of a Prophet, then they are not accepting His Word and He would be unable to help them.  

When individuals ignore the written Word of God, the Inner Witness of the Holy Spirit, the still small voice and all other primary forms of guidance and correction, God can and oftentimes will send a Prophet, sometimes even a lay person, to encourage them to judge themselves before they have to be judged by the Laws of Sowing and Reaping. This is not a demonstration of condemnation. It is a demonstration of God's great mercy. 

Dr. Hagin also said many times while preaching the Lord would even show him people in the congregation who were going to die but he was not instructed to say anything to them. He was to simply pray that they and their families would be prepared. This has happened in my own Ministry occasionally, as stated above. 

I do not rejoice as being "super spiritual" because these Revelation Gifts operate in my own life and Ministry, for I am not. They have nothing to do with me. Like Ezekiel, I have often told the Lord in anger and in tears, "I would prefer to not know these things, Sir. Please. I do not ever again want to tell someone they are going to suffer tragedy or die. I would rather die myself than to suffer the things they do to me and my wife for obeying You." (Ezekiel 3:14) 

So many times I have complained to both God and my wife that all I want to do is to be an Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher and keep my nose out of other people's business. At times it is just awful, even tormenting, knowing things about others. The persecution can also be overwhelming.  I have been appalled at what Christian Ministers will do to themselves, their congregations and to God's Prophets just to avoid having to face five minutes of soul-cleansing shame. 

So many times I have wished I could just go back to big trucks, big business and big paychecks. 

Sometimes it seems so unfair of the Lord to require this of me, but I know He is not unfair. He is a just and a fair God. How often I have had to remind myself that it's not about me or what would make my life easier. It's about protecting others and preventing premature death, tragedy and unnecessary suffering wherever possible. It's about a just and fair God giving ample opportunity to repent to those whom He loves. 

How often I have called to remembrance my divinely granted visitations, realizing that I am going to spend Eternity based upon how accurately I obeyed His commissioning while I was down here. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) The closer I walk with Him here, the closer I will walk with Him there.

I call to remembrance how Jesus personally appeared and commissioned me to this type of Ministry. (Acts 22:14,15) I remind myself that the Most High God personally rebuked me and told me He would judge me if I continued to walk in disobedience to His call. I have no choice in the matter. 

If I disobey there is a casket waiting for me as well. One with a label that reads, "Early Bird Special". (Ezekiel 3:18-21)  The Lord has made it clear to me, even as He did with Ezekiel.  If I disobey His command to speak when He tells me to speak, I will die prematurely. (Ezekiel 2:19,21)

Many of the individuals I have been sent to have slandered and/or persecuted me mercilessly for my obedience to speak to them privately on God's behalf.  For example, one Minister to this day continues to attempt to destroy my credibility amongst other ministry leaders and my mentors, locally and nationally, for fear of my telling them what the Lord showed me about an immoral relationship he continues to engage in with another Pastor. 

What he does not seem to realize is that he is lifting his hand against the God Who sent me to him. Retribution will come from the "Revealer of Secret Things," not from me. (Genesis 12:3; Daniel 2:29)

The High Cost of a Low Boil

I was once preparing for a week long series of meetings in a large city in Alabama. Just prior to arriving I was finalizing arrangements with the Pastor by telephone.  During that phone conversation the subject turned to the Pastor's Youth Minister. 

As the Pastor spoke of him the Holy Spirit revealed to me that his Youth Minister had an unclean spirit, a "spirit of perversion." 

The Holy Spirit spoke through me as I told the Pastor the following. "Pastor Darrell, your Youth Minister has an unclean spirit, a spirit of perversion. If you don't get that spirit out of that man or get that man out of your church that demon spirit will walk itself out in both your church and your family. This will bring great destruction to your family as well as your Ministry."

For whatever his reasons Pastor Darrell became deeply offended with me and lost his temper.  His blood boiled as he set about to put me in my place for thinking I was so spiritual that the Lord would speak to him through me in such a straight forward manner.  

Possibly he was ashamed that he so lacked discernment he had to be told such a thing about the Youth Minister whom he had so confidently appointed.  Pastor Darrell did not realize the Holy Spirit was simply trying to privately help him, not humiliate him.  

The Pastor immediately cancelled the meetings, our flight reservations, verbally assailed my character and then hung the phone up on me. I did not hear from him again.

One year later my phone rang.  I answered it and heard the sound of a man weeping.  

It was the Alabama Pastor who had angrily cancelled the meetings one year earlier.  

He spoke the following words to me through his tears.

"John, this is Pastor Darrell.  I'm calling to say that I should have listened to you a year ago when you warned me that my Youth Minister had a spirit of perversion.  You were right when you said if I didn't get it out of him or get him out of my Church that spirit would walk itself out in my family and my Ministry.  

"Soon after you spoke that word to me, my wife left me for a lesbian relationship.  She and her lesbian lover began coming to my services and sitting in the front row together, showing open affection for one another.  My congregation complained to me.  They wanted her and her lesbian lover out of the Church.  I tried to stop her but she would not listen to me and I allowed it to continue.  Finally some congregation members contacted (Ministerial association name) and complained to them.  

"My Youth Minister also impregnated a 14-year-old girl in our youth group.  You were right about him, John. 

"One of my sons and one of my daughters were having sexual intercourse with one another and she became pregnant.  The baby has since died. 

"(My Ministerial association) has come and taken my Church away from me, appointing another Pastor over it.  I have lost my Church affiliation and my licensing and ordination with them because I did not handle the matter Biblically or appropriately.  

"My children have all turned against me and are now living with their mother and her lesbian lover.  

"I'm so sorry for not listening to you, John.  I should have listened to you. You were right."

This was not the time for "I told you so, Pastor. You should have listened to the Holy Spirit within me." 

Rather, I offered him as much exhortation, edification and comfort as is possible in the midst of such a tragic situation. 

I did, however, strongly encourage him to get those children out of that highly immoral living situation with their backslidden mother. 

The evil spirit which he had refused to address by the power of Jesus' name did indeed "walk itself out" in his family and his ministry even as the Holy Spirit had so graciously and lovingly forewarned.

Sadly, Pastor Darrell's tragedy was not yet over.  He had not yet learned the importance of living a life of integrity, obedience, studying to show himself approved of God and exercising mastery over Satan and evil spirits concerning himself, his family and his Ministry.  

Not long after calling to apologize for angrily rejecting the word the Lord had given me for him, he called again.  

This time it was to tell me that his oldest son who had recently married and was the father of a newborn child had procured a powerful handgun and deliberately taken his own life.  

This sweet young man was so confused and distraught by what had happened to his parents and siblings, as well as his Dad's Ministry, he did not believe he could live with it any longer.  

He left a note in his pocket that said, "Sorry, Dad. I'll see you in Heaven."

Pastor Darrell then married for a second time, lost another Church because of his lack of integrity and ultimately suffered the tragic, premature death of his second wife while living in a backslidden condition for nearly a decade. 

He has since remarried for a third time, superficially appearing to have wholeheartedly returned to his Ministry calling.  

An Unprincipled, Opportunistic Lifestyle Brings An Additional Gracious Warning

In 2012, the Holy Spirit instructed me to address Brother Darrell once again.  

I was to warn him that judgment was coming, even as it had concerning his unwillingness to address his Youth Minister's perversion. Only this time his judgment would be much more severe. (Matthew 12:43-45) 

The Holy Spirit instructed me to warn him that judgment was again at hand because he had been stealing the copyrighted writings of another Minister, putting his own name upon them, distributing them and, in some cases, even publishing them on the Internet.  He plagiarized the copyrighted materials to make himself appear to be more equipped than he actually was in order to secure a position as the Dean of a Word of Faith Bible School in Bolivia.

When I directly confronted him with his un-Christ-like, illegal, unprincipled, opportunistic behavior, he refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing whatsoever, in spite of all evidence presented.  Rather he stubbornly chose to deny what he did, lying about it to his wife, his Ministry supporters, other Pastors and those who oversee him in Ministry in both North and South America.  

He has even gone so far as to continually slander the Prophet God sent to once again graciously steer him away from unnecessary, avoidable, oncoming judgment. This only serves to further compound his already extremely dangerous predicament.

Through the published plagiarism of another Minister's materials, Brother Darrell was able to bluff his way into securing the position as the Dean of the Word of Faith Bible School in Bolivia. 

However, soon thereafter, the Holy Spirit moved upon me to tell him, "Brother Darrell, you are going to lose your position as the Dean of that Bible School if you refuse to repent for what you have done. The Holy Spirit is going to take you out of there." 

Once again Brother Darrell in his anger rejected the word of the Lord.

Within a very few short months and before they could complete even one full term, to Brother Darrell and his wife's shock and dismay the Holy Spirit suddenly and deliberately removed them from their Bible School positions in Bolivia and made it impossible for them to remain in that country. 

Yet still, as of this 2015 update, this man stubbornly refuses to repent and make restitution for his faithless connivance.  In doing so he leaves himself wide open to further, unnecessary, avoidable and severe judgment. (Matthew 25:23-26)  

Age and wisdom don't always go together the way they should. Some people just don't seem to learn no matter how often God, in His great mercy, sends the hounds of Heaven out to pursue them. 

Some Ministers seem to never learn reverence for the things of God or for their fellow Ministers. 

Hard cases seem to insist on learning the hard way - if they ever learn at all. 

This particular Minister, without repentance, is soon to face a form of judgment that will cause his former suffering for compromise to pale in comparison. Even in His great love and mercy, God will not be mocked. (Galatians 6:7) 

As I have continued to state throughout, words of pending yet avoidable judgment such as these are not negative but rather they are positive. 

Words like these are always given to encourage individuals to privately judge themselves in order to avoid having to be publicly judged by the steel punch of the Laws of Sowing and Reaping. (Proverbs 28:13; Jeremiah 2:19; 1Corinthians 11:31-32) 

The God of Love and Mercy always desires to lead His precious children away from pending judgment, avoidable tragedy, great loss and even unnecessary premature death. Yet sadly, many pridefully refuse to listen. 

To their detriment, many who trust God as their Loving Benefactor and Father seem to forget that He is also their Lawgiver and just Judge. (James 4:12)

I should mention here the Minister whom Brother Darrell plagiarized was me. He took a multiplicity of my writings, making absolutely no changes to them whatsoever, apart from removing my name and replacing it with his own. Many of these plagiarized works he published on the Internet. Others were distributed at his and others hands. 

It does not take a Prophet to know how this is going to turn out for this stubborn man without repentance.

"For people who hate discipline and only get more stubborn, there'll come a day when life tumbles in and they break, but by then it will be too late to help them." (Proverbs 29:1 Message Bible)

Stubbornly Giving Up Everything for One Thing

The Lord sent me to tell another Christian man, a highly successful businessman, "You are about to give up everything for one thing, unless you repent for the way you use and destroy people for the sake of material gain." 

This man refused to walk in love towards his fellow man, he was a cruel taskmaster and he had a reputation for extremely unethical business practices. Although he was a churchgoer and a tithe payer, he had a serious problem with rebellion. I reminded him of this often during my many visits with him. 

He had already lost one of two lucrative convenience store/gas stations, one of two profitable motel operations and a restaurant franchise because of his rebellion. 

He didn't appreciate the word of the Lord coming to him in the midst of his financial distress. He did not realize the Lord was trying help him, not hurt him. He took offense. He falsely accused both my wife and me to the local police department, even hiring an attorney and suing us. Regardless, the Lord had me go to him continually to ask him if he was ready to repent and to remind him, "The Lord says you are about to give up everything for one thing, unless you repent." 

He would sit behind his desk and arrogantly tell me, "I'm not doing any such thing. You're the one who needs to repent. The Lord is not sending you to me." 

He continued to persecute me in every possible way, pursuing me with his high-dollar attorney and false legal charges. 

I continued to remind him of what the Lord said, "You are about to give up everything for one thing unless you repent." 

He stubbornly dug in his heels and refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing.

Soon, his formerly secure business ventures all began to "unexplainably" fail, one right after another. 

He lost possession of his remaining, once-profitable convenience store/gas station. 

Next, he lost his remaining motel operation - one that had historically brought his family much money.  

As if to rub salt in his wounds, his long-time family friend and head bookkeeper embezzled nearly $100,000 from him and got away with it.  Finally, he suddenly lost the jewel of his  personal financial kingdom, a statewide franchise for a popular nationwide car rental agency. The automobile rental corporation revoked his contract because of unethical business practices. 

When I last checked up on him, he was working in his own little carwash, the only business he was able to hold on to with the help of a co-owner. The carwash itself was also hurting financially and no longer profiting as it once had. 

When one goes from holding assets worth millions of dollars to working in a small outdated carwash after God repeatedly warned it was coming, only to deny it had anything to do with those warnings, well, something is wrong with that person!

This rebellious Christian businessman ignored the Lord's gracious, repeated warnings and gave up everything for one thing - rebellion!

Unfortunately Fallen Ministers Can Be the Most Rebellious     

Sadly, though, it is Ministers who can be the most rebellious when corrected by the word of the Lord.  So many of them seem to believe their only option is to destroy the Prophet's credibility, in case the Prophet should tell others what the Lord told the Prophet to tell only them. This is an extremely childish, common, ignorant reaction and one that always and only compounds their problem. 

Killing His messenger is never the solution when one is under the microscope of the Most High God. (2 Kings 1:1-17; Acts 13:1-12)

Sometimes it is the hardest thing in the world knowing these things about others, especially when they falsely accuse you in defense of themselves and will not listen. Particularly when Jesus Himself has appeared to you and personally given this commission.  You know you are hearing clearly from Him, but the one you are sent to is either so prideful, dull or disobedient, they blow it off and continue in rebellion. They stubbornly race down the pike, headed straight for judgment through the unfailing Laws of Sowing and Reaping. (Galatians 6:7,8) Or, in their case, what I have already referred to as "The Unfailing Laws of Sowing & Weeping."

After over thirty years of growing and walking with the Lord and developing in this type of ministry, I find the most common mistake made by people, Ministers and lay-persons, who are soon to be judged is this. They ALMOST ALWAYS misinterpret much time given to repent as an unwillingness on God's part to allow them to be judged. (Please, read that again.) They wrongly believe after much mercy and patience are shown by the Lord, "If it hasn't happened by now, it isn't going to happen." 

I have witnessed this repeatedly.  Particularly with Ministers.  Particularly highly successful or popular Ministers.  And I have been sent to a few, as you are about to read.  In my personal experience, I have discovered the greater the level of success, the greater the level of resistance to the Lord's gracious, respectful warnings!  What an indictment against God's anointed!

"For people who hate discipline and only get more stubborn, there'll come a day when life tumbles in and they'll break. But by then it'll be too late to help them." (Proverbs 29:1, Message Bible) 


Chapter 10:  Well-Known or Little-Known, We All Go Through the Same Program

One world-renown, Tulsa-based woman Evangelist died at precisely the time God told me she would, "in five years," for lying about miracles in her and her husband's Ministry and for refusing to walk in love. It was impossible to get this woman, her immediate family (some of them my in-laws), or her Ministry associates to understand judgment was coming if she and her husband refused to repent for lying about miracles in their popular publications as well as in the pulpit. 

I was an "insignificant-no-name." They wrongly believed that based on past worldwide miracle evangelistic crusades for the Lord and hundreds of thousands of books, if not millions printed and sold, that judgment could never happen in their case. Like so many other prideful Ministers, they misinterpreted much time given to repent as an unwillingness on God's part to allow her or them to be judged. 

Regardless, they, too, ended up paying the ultimate price for spiritual pride and disobedience to God's Word. Charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity was shocked by this Healing Evangelist's tragic, premature death!  

This well-known woman Minister battled cancer for five years as a direct result of her deception and disobedience. Over that five-year period I would hear her testify on Christian TV programs that she was "healed" of her cancer.  Each time I would hear that I would tell my wife, "She is not healed, and she will not be healed, unless she repents for rejecting God's written instruction of truth-telling and obedience to walk in love towards others. The Lord said she will be dead in five years."  (Isaiah 38:1-6)

In the Spring of 1995, five years and two months after the Lord told me, "(name withheld) will be dead now in five years," she died a terrible death of cancer. Some heralded her death as "a great home-going." But there was nothing great about the way she went home at all. She died tragically and prematurely for lying about miracles to make herself look important. She died tragically and prematurely for refusing to walk in love towards her family, employees, fellow Ministers, friends and associates. Pride and rebellion had gripped her.

Even to this day, in spite of my continuing reminders, this woman's family and their Ministry staff still refuse to believe that she died in this way by refusing to judge herself for lying about miracles and not walking in love towards her fellow man, not because "God called her home gloriously." (1 Corinthians 11:30-32)

In a December, 2006 Charisma Magazine "Heroes of Faith" article entitled "He Dared to Touch the World," her husband, daughter and staff members continued their sad history by greatly exaggerating crowd sizes in their Ministry's past overseas crusades, amongst many other things. In that interview crowds that once numbered in the tens of thousands in their own earlier publications have suddenly swollen to "one quarter to one half million in each crusade" for "53 years." 

This is simply not true, based upon their own previously published, readily available accounts.

As I told certain family members who are directly responsible for the grossly deceptive article, "Where you once counted only heads, you have now gone back and recounted, including fingers and toes this time. You'll want to repent for that. Judge yourselves and you won't have to be judged." (1 Corinthians 11:30-32)

Obviously, in this new era of Super-Evangelism (Reinhard Bonnke, Benny Hinn, etc.), this was another heart-breaking, competitive effort to brighten what they refer to as their "family legacy."  An exercise the Apostle Paul also forbade in Scripture. (2 Corinthians 10:12)

It is no small wonder that the great tragedies, multiple premature deaths and unnecessary suffering endured for decades by this renown Gospel preaching family is often referred to as "The (Family name) Curse." However, there is no "(Family name) Curse." It is called "The Curse of the Law of Sin and Death" in the Bible. (Romans 8:2) 

If we insist on living with unconfessed sin in our lives, we'll ultimately drink from a bitter cup, no matter what our family name is, including "Hamel." 

"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13)

Obediently and Respectfully Confronting Deliberately Sinful Leadership 

Somebody said, "Brother Hamel, you should just leave matters such as these with the Lord. The Bible says to touch not Mine anointed and do My Prophets no harm." 

No, we should not just leave matters such as these with the Lord, particularly when the Lord instructs you and me both to do otherwise in the Bible. 

People running from and turning a blind eye to these types of problems in the name of "touch not Mine anointed" is what allows them to fester and worsen, weakening the Body from within and giving Satan a legal foothold.

Turning a blind eye to sinful spiritual leadership in the name of "touch not Mine anointed" gives them "carte-blanche" or a free pass to live any way they want, setting the poorest of examples and leading others directly into sin.

There needs to be much greater Biblical and moral clarity on this issue. In Psalm 105:15 where the Psalmist wrote, "Touch not Mine anointed and do My Prophets no harm," the Holy Spirit was addressing Israel's enemies doing physical harm to them. The Holy Spirit was not addressing the subject of correcting sinful New Testament Church leadership.

The Apostle Paul quickly, publicly, strongly and unapologetically rebuked the Apostle Peter for his hypocrisy as a spiritual leader. Then the Holy Spirit had it recorded in the Bible so the Body could read it, heed the warning and obediently follow Paul's example. (Galatians 2:11-14) 

Paul never feared being black-balled or shunned for obeying God and rebuking open sin in spiritual leadership and neither should we. Paul always obeyed God and did what was best for the Church, not just what he thought was best for his Ministry. 

Paul went so far as to openly name those who had made shipwreck of their faith in order to prevent others from following them into sin. (1 Timothy 1:18-20; 2 Timothy 4:14) He also instructed the Body to publicly rebuke spiritual leaders who live in sin setting a bad example for others.

Look here at 1 Timothy 5:17-21 in the Amplified Bible for greater clarity on confronting the dangerous and damaging issue of spiritual leaders who defiantly live in spiritual pride and sin, refusing to repent.

"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, 'Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,' and 'The worker deserves his wages.'  Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.  Those (elders) who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.  I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism."

To allow spiritual leadership to continue unchecked in blatant, open, even published sin, for any reason including former good works for Christ, and to not rebuke them publicly as commanded in the Bible is to show partiality and favoritism. Paul charged us in the sight of God, Jesus and the angels, DO NOT DO THAT! To do so puts one in a position of great disobedience to the Holy Spirit - a position in which no one would ever want to find themselves. 

That's one spiritual equation of which I am determined to never find myself on the wrong side by refusing to obey Paul's solemn charge to correct obviously sinful spiritual leadership.

A Fall from the Prophet's Office.  A Fall from the Sky 

Yes, I have lost some Ministry friends for standing on these and other commands of Scripture. Both Jesus and Paul did. You will, too. It comes with the territory. (John 6:66-71; 2 Timothy 4:10) 

My former Pastor, himself a fellow Prophet, withdrew fellowship because I took a strong stand and refused to show partiality or favoritism to a mutual New England Pastor friend for whom he would often preach.  This prosperous Pastor was unfaithful to his marriage covenant in many ways, one of which was a secret homosexual relationship with another Pastor.  

However, like the Prophet Moses, I would rather lose the friendship of a man, any man, even a beloved man, even a Prophet, than to lose the friendship and anointing of God. (Exodus 33:11) 

Sadly, my former Pastor and fellow Prophet later lost his life prematurely when his jet fell from the sky as he traveled from one meeting to another.  

Although his tragic, premature death was celebrated as a glorious home-going, it was no such thing. It was the allowed judgment of God on a fallen Prophet who had difficulty obeying God, difficulty walking in love towards his fellowman and great difficulty repenting immediately when he was wrong.  I, myself, was used of God to bring him words of correction in these areas. 

He had also developed a reputation amongst many of his fellow Ministers of having become "money-minded." Many would no longer have him come to minister for them because of their concern in this area.

To further compound his problem with disobedience, this man also frequently allowed his spouse to control his Prophet's Ministry. He would often cooperate with her overriding his Holy Spirit directed decisions. Here there was a serious submission problem. I speak experientially.


On more than one occasion she personally overruled his Holy Spirit inspired decisions concerning me. I once actually received a personal apology from this Prophet's secretary. She was apologizing for the way his wife had overruled a major decision he had made concerning me for which they had not bothered to notify me. She was embarrassed and ashamed by what they had caused her and me both by doing so. 


His secretary then explained to me that this was a frequent occurrence with the Prophet and his wife. 


His secretary later left his employ, explaining to me that her decision to leave was made in large part for the way the Prophet's wife would often overrule his decisions in this manner. This behavior, she explained, caused confusion, frustration and great disappointment in the lives of all those impacted by it.  


The Prophet's wife once told him that he was going to have to choose between her and the man he felt the Lord was impressing upon him to hire to help with his Bible School.  She can be heard on live-stream boasting openly from the pulpit of her ultimatum, "If you do that I will leave you. If you hire that man, I will leave you." She then explained how when he insisted upon what he was going to do regardless, she stormed out, got into her automobile and drove down the freeway shouting to the Lord, "If he hires that man, Lord, I'm leaving him." 


By her own admission the Prophet's wife had her way. 


The Lord's man for the Bible School was not hired.


Because of their disobedience God could not send the students who were to be trained under the Prophet. 


The Prophet is now gone. 


God's plan for raising up students under the Prophet's anointing through the Bible School was not accomplished


The vision God had given him for the Bible School thirty-five years earlier was not fulfilled.


The Lord Jesus Christ Himself sent an angel to tell Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, concerning those who would try to control his Prophet's Ministry, that He did not want him to be controlled by anyone else.  Jesus said He would speak to and direct Prophet Hagin personally in his Ministry.  He told Prophet Hagin that he was to be the head of his own Ministry and not someone else, regardless of who it may be. See the book "I Believe in Visions" page 125.


For a Minister of the Gospel, particularly a Prophet, to allow anyone, including a spouse, to override Holy Spirit inspired directives can prove to be quite costly indeed.  This is a blatant demonstration of fear, pride, rebellion and disobedience. It is always unwise for any human being to ever attempt to overrule the Holy Spirit. 


King Saul's pride and disobedience to the Holy Spirit's inspired directives for his life cost him his anointing, his kingdom, the life of his sons and ultimately his own life. (1 Samuel 15:22-23; 31:1-6) 


In the Spring of 2001, twelve years before this Prophet tragically lost his life, I was given a Divinely-granted revelation where I was allowed to see into the Spirit realm and into the future. The Holy Spirit showed me at that time, without repentance this Prophet was going to lose his life prematurely for all the reasons addressed above, but for one of those reasons in particular. 


In the Fall of 2013, eighteen days before he finally did lose his life prematurely and tragically, the Holy Spirit visited me once again, this time in a dream of warning and revelation, revealing that the time of this Prophet's judgment was immediately at hand.


Since the tragic allowed judgment of the fallen Prophet, I have discussed this issue with two other Prophets. 


One of them, a younger Minister, explained how on the night before this terrible tragedy he wept and interceded off and on throughout the night for the fallen Prophet, his wife and their children. Although he did not know what it was, he was picking up in his spirit that something was about to happen. The Holy Spirit was using him to intercede in order that the fallen Prophet's family would be prepared for the inevitable.


The other Minister, an established and well respected national Prophet, further explained to me how on the night before the fallen Prophet was judged, the Lord had shown him that judgment would now occur. This respected Prophet, an experienced pilot and aircraft owner, immediately determined in his heart to locate the whereabouts of the fallen Prophet in order that he might fly out to meet him and warn him of pending judgment. However, the Lord instructed him to not do so.  


The fallen Prophet had reached the place where his allowed judgment was now inevitable.


This respected Prophet also explained to me how he and the fallen Prophet, along with other Ministers of the Gospel, were gathered together with Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin just a few short weeks before Dr. Hagin went to Heaven in 2003. Dr. Hagin warned them all to be very careful, specifically concerning finances and spiritual error. 


The fallen Prophet, again, just did not seem to get the message, not even from his spiritual "father." 


For the next ten years he continued to deviate further and further off the path of humility, truth, righteousness and true holiness. The respected Prophet stated to me the fallen Prophet "seemed to believe he was invincible."  


Although shocked and saddened when notified that his private jet had fallen out of the sky over Kansas, I was not surprised.  


He had fallen from his Prophet's Office and his candlestick had been removed long before this. (Revelation 2:5)   


Our Benevolent Father has a caring history of allowing judgment to finally come upon unrepentant fallen Ministers who refuse to listen to His repeated warnings. This is true with Prophets, in particular, once He determines they are doing more harm than good to the Body. He will remove their candlestick, stripping them of what power they had left. Depending on the severity of the situation, such allowed judgment can sometimes include premature death. (1 Corinthians 5:2-5)  


Jesus also explained this to Prophet Kenneth E. Hagin during a personal visitation after Prophet Hagin himself had to be judged for disobedience. See the book "I Believe in Visions" by Dr Kenneth E. Hagin, page 96.


Sadly, as I have continued to emphasize in this book, too many Ministers of the Gospel misinterpret much time, even years, given to repent as an unwillingness on God's part to allow them to finally be judged. This indeed was the case with this beloved Prophet of God. In his case he had not only fallen away from the perfect will of God for his own life, but many Pastors who followed him too closely also found themselves in the dangerous position of being out of God's perfect will for their lives because of him. 


I know firsthand of situations where this Prophet would continue to preach for Pastors who gave him generous offerings although he knew they were out of the perfect will of God for their lives.  He drew back from speaking to them on behalf of the Holy Spirit, refusing to correct them because of what it might cost him - including financially.


Confrontation is one of the characteristics of the Prophet's Office. The Holy Spirit will often have the Prophet confront someone for Him who is living in sin. I speak experientially when I say this is possibly one of the most difficult things a Prophet has to do as it almost always meets with resistance and persecution. This tends towards the Prophet pulling away from the Lord's commanded confrontation, which could result in the Lord having to judge the Prophet.


"When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; The same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; But his blood will I require at thine hand." (Ezekiel 3:18)


Prophet Kenneth E. Hagin stated, "The Prophet's Ministry isn't altogether understood or appreciated. One runs into such persecution it's very easy to draw back from it."


Again, I understand experientially the great temptation to draw back from the confrontation aspect of the Prophet's Ministry. We have experienced tremendous hatred, rejection and persecution from many, particularly Ministers, when addressing them on behalf of the Lord.


I, myself, once had to be judged for withdrawing from the Prophet's Office. I did not want to be associated with false Prophets or the false Prophecy Movement presently in the Earth. I did not want the persecution, the rejection or the criticism from those who simply do not understand the Office of the Prophet.  I stopped putting my Prophet's Office first and foremost, not only in my public Ministry but in my private life.


As a result the Lord allowed everything to be taken away from us to get my attention, including housing and transportation.  Preaching opportunities ceased.  The money flow all but dried up.  I became a homeless, walking Prophet. 


The Lord allowed us to live in those dire circumstances in order that I might reconsider my disobedience to what He was wanting from me. 


One morning, approximately five months into my judgment, I woke up to the stern, yet loving, word of the Lord coming to me.  He said, "I want you to stand in the Office of a Prophet. I want you to see yourself as a Prophet of God. I want you to think like a Prophet. I want you to behave like a Prophet. I want you to believe and speak like a Prophet. I want you to carry yourself like a Prophet. I want you to put your Prophet's Office first and foremost above everything else in your life."  


It shook me to have Him speak to me in this way.  


The next morning I woke up to the stern, yet loving, word of the Lord coming to me again.  He said, "All My dealings with you are dealings with a Prophet.  In all My dealings with you I am dealing with a Prophet.  All My dealings with you are dealings with a Prophet."  


Once again I was shaken by His authoritative tone.  


I repented of my unwillingness to put the Office of the Prophet first and foremost in my life.  I gave Him my word I would not cause Him a problem in this area again. 


I told Him I would not only obey Him in this matter, but I would do so willingly.  


It is not enough for a Prophet to obey God in bitterness of heart.  A Prophet, like all other Believers, must obey God with a willing heart.  Otherwise, God will reject his unwilling obedience which could also lead to judgment.


"And if ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: but if you refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 1:19-20)


Immediately, as a result of repentance, we began to come up and out of the problems I had caused us through my disobedience. 


So I understand the great temptation to draw back from the Prophet's Office, and I understand what it's like to be judged for doing so. I have also experienced the great grace that comes through repentance. 


The Prophet must always trust God to give him grace and to anoint him not only for every assignment, but for the rejection and persecution that commonly follows. The Prophet must never refuse to go to individuals, Ministers or Churches and speak a confrontational word of correction when the Holy Spirit tells him or her to do so. 


Disobedience can result in judgment for the Prophet, such as it did for me, as well as for my fellow fallen Prophet. 


Two and a half years before he died I was  interceding for this fallen Prophet. The Holy Spirit said to me concerning him, "He has stopped going to Pastors and Ministers, including false Pastors, when I tell him to bring them a word of correction."


I will share just one account of this with you below, but not to condemn him or anyone else.  I do it by the leading of the Holy Spirit in order to give answers to those who simply cannot understand why this Prophet, who for decades preached divine protection and longevity, was judged so severely.  


It is vitally important that people understand that God is not guilty concerning this Prophet's shocking death.


It is equally as vital that Prophets understand they must confront individuals, Ministers and Churches when the Holy Spirit tells them to do so, or the Prophet will, and even his family could, end up being judged


God's Guidance & the Young Rebellious Kentucky Pastor


One young untrained Pastor actually confessed to me that God personally told him he was out of His will by assuming the oversight of the Paducah, Kentucky Church he was leading. He shared with me how God had called him to go to Bible School, not to Pastor that particular Church. 


He initially explained this to me because the Holy Spirit told me to go tell him what he then confessed he already knew - that "he missed it when he took that Church." 


This is what the New Testament Prophet does. The Prophet confirms what someone already knows. 


No one is to be led by the Prophet's Ministry under the New Testament. There may be a rare time when God gives guidance through a Prophet's Office to an unusually spiritually dull individual or someone who is in a crisis.  As I stated though, that would be a rare exception. 


Unlike under the Old Testament, New Testament Believers have the Holy Spirit living within and they are to turn directly to Him for guidance. Let's look at this from some verses in the New Testament.


"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God ... the Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit..." (Romans 8:14,16)


You could also read these verses this way, "The sons and daughters of God are led by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit bears witness from within their human spirits."


"But ye have an unction (anointing) from the Holy Spirit, and ye know all things." (1 John 2:20)


The Apostle John is not saying that the Believer "knows all things" as in being all-knowing or omniscient as only God is.  He is making reference to the fact that the Holy Spirit dwells within every Believer and they are fully capable of finding out directly from Him all things concerning His plan and purpose for their lives. They do not need a Prophet to do this for them.


"But the anointing which you have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man should teach you..." (1 John 2:27)


The Apostle John is not saying that we do not need Teachers. Otherwise, God would not have given the Office of the Teacher to us. (Ephesians 4:11)  The Apostle is saying that we have need of no one to teach us God's perfect will for our lives, for the Holy Spirit Who dwells within us does that.


The New Testament Believer is to be led by the Holy Spirit from within, not by the Prophet's Ministry. 


Generally this occurs by an inward witness, a red light or a green light, so to speak, or sometimes by His still small voice. But New Testament Believers are not to look to the Prophet for guidance. 


However, the New Testament Prophet's Ministry is frequently used to confirm the leading that someone already has, such as I did with the young Kentucky Pastor.


Take for example the Prophet Agabus in the Book of Acts. Agabus confirmed to the Apostle Paul that when he got to Jerusalem the Jews would bind him there. But notice in the passage below that Agabus was not telling Paul whether or not he should go to Jerusalem.  He was simply confirming what Paul already knew would happen to him upon his arrival in Jerusalem.


"And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judea a certain Prophet named Agabus. And when he was come unto us he took Paul's girdle and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles." (Acts 21:10-11)


It is clear that Agabus was not offering Paul guidance or direction as to what Paul should do. Agabus was simply confirming what was awaiting Paul in Jerusalem. Paul had already been directly told by the Holy Spirit within that he was to go to Jerusalem and what was going to happen upon arrival. 


Agabus was simply confirming to Paul what would happen upon his arrival in order to strengthen him. 


Paul already knew that he was to go to Jerusalem and what was going to happen to him there.  He said so earlier in Acts 20. Let's look at it. 


"And now behold, I go bound in the spirit (meaning: he was led from within) unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me." (Acts 20:22-23)


The Prophet Agabus simply confirmed to the Apostle Paul what Paul already knew.


I simply confirmed to the young Kentucky Pastor what he already knew.  He told me so.


This young Pastor did not get any type of a leading or guidance through me or the Prophet's Ministry. What he already knew in his own spirit was merely confirmed, even as Agabus confirmed what Paul knew. 


Let's look at another New Testament example of the Prophet's Ministry merely confirming what someone already knew.


"Now there were in the Church that was at Antioch certain Prophets and Teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene and Manaen which had been brought up with Herod the Tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." (Acts 13:1-2)


Notice in this passage that Barnabas and Saul were not called to their particular Ministries that day. They had already received their calls inwardly. The passage we just read says "...for the work whereunto I have called them." 


Barnabas and Saul already had their callings. Those callings were simply confirmed that day by other Prophets in their midst. The Holy Spirit was confirming what Barnabas and Saul already knew.   


After I clearly confirmed to the young Kentucky Pastor what he admitted to already knowing, I further explained to him, from the Bible, that he would be judged if he did not obey God and give up that pastorate to go to Bible School as God had so clearly instructed. I also made it clear that if he would simply judge himself and obey God, there would be no further judgment necessary. 


"For if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord that we should not be condemned with the world." (1 Corinthians 11:31-32)


As a result of my confirming what God had already told him, this young Pastor repented before Almighty God. He gave Him his word that he would give up the Church and go to Bible School as the Lord had initially instructed.  


He also repented to me and to his family, including his mother-in-law who had previously tried to convince him that he was knowlingly going against the revealed will of God, for jeopardizing them by taking the pastorate when he knew in his heart he was not to do so. 


I rejoiced in that the young untrained Pastor had acknowledged his mistake, making it right with God and removing himself and his family from harm's way.


An Astonishingly Rebellious Turnaround  


Astonishingly and sadly, the young Pastor soon recanted his repentance. He and his wife realized they would be giving up a substantial paycheck plus perks to go to Bible School and for him to work a job. 


The Holy Spirit had me to warn him again that he knew he was out of God's will and had said so.  


I also reminded him that I had previously supernaturally confirmed what he said he already knew.  


Irregardless, he chose to disobey the inward witness and the still small voice of the Holy Spirit within, as well as the confirmation of the Prophet. He stubbornly dug in his heels, kept the Church and cast aside going to Bible School. 


As a conscious act of his own God-given free will, he deliberately overruled the Holy Spirit's guidance.


The Holy Spirit then visited me in a dream, showing me exactly how this young untrained Minister was going to be judged if he refused to follow through with his repentance for having taken that Church.  I obediently addressed him and his wife with what the Lord had shown me was coming.  I reminded them again that he admitted he was wrong and that he had now recanted his repentance. 


In response the young Pastor became exceptionally hateful, informing me in no uncertain terms that I was to never address them again concerning his disobedience.


He then vindictively set out on a quest to destroy my credibility, falsely accusing me to my Ministerial Alumni Association as well as to other reputable Ministers and Ministries. He seemed to believe that blowing my candle out would make his burn brighter.


It was at this point he deceitfully reached out to the above-mentioned fallen Prophet and his wife for support in his disobedience, luring them in with exceptionally generous offerings. The young Pastor even boasted on his website concerning how much money he was giving to his new mentor, the fallen Prophet, "If you knew the size of the offerings we have been giving to him it would freak you out."


It soon became obvious that the young Pastor was looking for another Prophet, besides me, who would tell him he was indeed in the will of God, when in his heart he fully realized he was not.


Out of concern for the young Pastor and his family, I informed the fallen Prophet of my relationship with the disobedient young man. I explained to him in even greater detail what I have just explained to you, the reader.  


I hoped the Prophet would take a stand for the principles of God's guidance outlined in Scripture, which he well understood.  


I hoped the Prophet would take a stand for the sake of the young Pastor and his family by confronting him and explaining to him that what the young Pastor heard in his spirit, long before I ever confirmed it to him, was the voice of the Holy Spirit. 


I hoped the Prophet would tell him the Holy Spirit was telling him to give up the pastorate and go to Bible School.


I hoped the Prophet would tell him that God does not put novices, those who are untrained and immature in spiritual things, in positions of authority. 


"A Bishop (Pastor) ... must not be a novice (untrained), lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil." (1 Timothy 3:2-6)


I hoped the Prophet would have heard clearly from the Holy Spirit himself, serving to further confirm that the young untrained Pastor was clearly out of God's will.  


But he did none of the above.


However, because of the generous offerings, the Prophet did ultimately help the untrained young Pastor, who was admittedly out of God's will, to obtain an honorary doctorate - now making him the untrained young "Doctor."


This is the type of ridiculousness in Ministry that always ends in shame and sorrow for leaders and congregations.


This compromised Prophet and his wife continued to preach for him for nearly ten years and to prophesy over the young Pastor and his wife that they were indeed in the will of God and if they would stick it out, God would protect them, provide for them and greatly increase them.


The young Pastor actually went so far as to rename the Paducah Church he was wrongly leading to the same name as the compromised Prophet's California Church. He was determined to dig in his heels and to not release his death grip on "his" Church.


This was all quite contrary to what the young Pastor confessed to me just a few years earlier. 


The Prophet and his wife did these things not by the leading of the Holy Spirit, but because they were receiving generous offerings time after time, as the young Pastor so proudly boasted. 


This is to dishonor and pervert the Prophet's Office.


It is often referred to as "merchandising one's anointing."


There is a real danger when Prophets do things like this in the flesh, because Satan and demon powers also operate in the realm of the flesh.  Any Prophet who tries to fake or conjure up Spiritual Gifts when they are not in operation will lead individuals down the road to deception.  They will eventually fall themselves because they are in error. 


A Prophet who continues to say "Thus saith the Lord" when the Lord is not speaking, can also open himself up to what the Bible calls "familiar spirits."  These are evil spirits that are familiar with human beings. They can tell a backslidden Minister things about an individual supernaturally and it will appear to be the Spirit of God speaking when it is not. (Leviticus 19:31; Isaiah 8:19)


This is another way King Saul got himself into terrible trouble. He inquired of the Lord and the Lord did not speak to him because of his pride and rebellion.  So Saul told his servants to go and find a woman at Endor who had familiar spirits. Saul rebelliously consulted her, the devil talked to him and to make a long story short, he ended up dead - him and his sons. (1 Samuel 28:1-31:13)  


This type of "Thus saith the Lord" manipulation, particularly money-minded manipulation, by the Prophet and his wife directly contributed to this Prophet's allowed judgment

The young disobedient Pastor, in spite of witnessing the fallen Prophet's horrific judgment, continues to make the same mistake the Prophet made. He continues to misinterpret much time given to repent as an unwillingness on God's part to allow him to be judged as well.

God's patience, mercy and continual warnings seem only to embolden some individuals to harden their hearts even further. Such was the case with Pharaoh. (Exodus 5:1-12:31) However, sooner or later, those who continue to refuse to cry out in repentance shall surely face the fire of God's judgment.

"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil." (Ecclesiastes 8:11)  

How unfortunate that every decision this young Pastor continues to make concerning the Church he admitted God had not called him to, continues to be made out of the perfect will of God.  

Equally as unfortunate is the fact that every individual who comes to support him, in what they do not realize is his secret disobedience, does so contrary to the perfect will of God for their lives.

Immediately after the fallen Prophet's 2013 judgment, I experienced yet another Divinely-granted vision. Once again the Lord allowed me to see in the Spirit realm exactly what was going to happen to this rebellious young Pastor if he continued to refuse to obey God and give up that pastorate. Per the Lord's instruction, I shared with him what the Lord had supernaturally shown me again.   

The jury is still out on the rebellious Pastor's judgment. But if he continues to stay in place, digging in his heels even as the fallen Prophet often dug in his heels, he, too, will be judged - severely, even as the Lord had me to tell him no less than four times now.

"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but towards thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off." (Romans 11:22)

The Extreme Danger of Abiding in God's Permissive Will

In another of Prophet Kenneth E. Hagin's visitations of Jesus, Jesus explained to him one reason for many Ministers dying prematurely is because they are living only in His permissive will and outside of His perfect will. This is a very dangerous place to live indeed. See his book "I Believe in Visions" page 47.

Just because Jesus referred to it as His "permissive" will does not mean He approves of one living there. He permits it only because the individual permits it. Jesus will violate no man's free will, forcing him to return to His perfect will. However, He will judge those who do not make the decision to live in His perfect will at all costs.

Another time when the Lord was dealing with Dr. Hagin concerning the Ministry of the Prophet, He told him if an individual, a Pastor or a Church would not accept the Prophet's Ministry, then the Prophet should shake the dust off his feet against them and go their way. If the Church and/or its Pastor would not accept the Holy Spirit speaking to them through the Prophet's Ministry, judgment would then come upon them. Jesus said He would remove their candlestick, referring to their anointing, and would take away from them what little power they had left. See his book "The Ministry of A Prophet" page 19.   

Even as the Lord showed me twelve years earlier the Prophet would be judged through premature death unless he repented for abiding in God's permissive will, He showed me soon thereafter the young Pastor would also be judged for doing the same. He also showed me how the young Pastor would be judged. 

I explained this to the Pastor and his wife, as you have read. I knew they would reject me, but still a Prophet must obey God when He gives instruction to address someone. Otherwise, the Prophet will be judged for disobedience. 

"And they, whether they will hear or whether they will forebear, (for they are a rebellious house) yet they shall know that there hath been a Prophet among them." (Ezekiel 2:5)

The Lord once said to Dr. Hagin in a vision that if He gave him a message for an individual, Church or Pastor and they did not accept it, that he would not be responsible. He said the message rejecter would be responsible.  Jesus even told Dr. Hagin that there would be Ministers who would not accept words from the Prophet's Office and they would fall dead, some in the pulpit, as a result.  See the book "I Believe in Visions" page 115.

Oh, what deception the young disobedient Pastor and the fallen Prophet stepped into hand in hand.

Pastors and Prophets must never hook up together for carnal, selfish, ungodly reasons.

Someone could die.

Someone did.

Also, Believers must never be fooled even when the true Gifts of the Spirit continue to operate through a backslidden Prophet. God will sometimes allow a backslidden Prophet's Spiritual Gifts to continue to operate for a period of time for the sake of those to whom the Prophet is to minister. 

A study of the life of Solomon clearly reveals that one's Spiritual Gifts can continue to operate even when they are backslidden.  But a backslidden Prophet's Gifts continuing to temporarily operate is not God's stamp of approval on that Prophet's compromised lifestyle.  

This account of the disobedient young Pastor and the fallen Prophet is just one of many. However, it perfectly portrays the trouble the Prophet can get himself and others into when that Prophet steps out of the perfect will of God and into the permissive will of God, becoming insensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, becoming money-minded and no longer always honoring God with his calling. 

Since the fallen Prophet's judgment we continue to receive confirming reports from around America of the fallen Prophet's money-mindedness and his and his wife's prideful abuse of Christ's Body. 

In the three to four years prior to his tragic death, we were also aware of many Pastors, who once loyally supported him, pulling away from the fallen Prophet in his error.  This was particularly true after he and his wife performed an immoral wedding ceremony between an older Pastor and his young daughter-in-law.

In another of his many visitations of the Lord Jesus Christ, Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin was taken before the Throne of God where he received further direction for his life and Ministry. Just before the vision ended and as he walked away from the Throne of God, Jesus warned him to give all the praise, honor and glory to Him for all that would be done in His Name.  He also warned Dr. Hagin to be very careful about the role money would play in his Ministry.  Jesus warned him that many of His servants whom He had anointed for the Prophet's Ministry had become money-minded. The end result was the loss of their anointing and the loss of the Ministry Jesus had given to them. See Dr. Hagin's book, "I Believe in Visions" page 52. 

Sadly, this fallen Prophet lost not only his anointing and Ministry as Jesus warned, he lost his life.

Not only did he lose his life prematurely and in an horrific manner, but his life ended in an unusually dramatic and highly visible tragedy that God intends for His Shepherds and sheep, Prophets in particular, to see, up close and personal, and to learn from it.

For a Minister of the Gospel the permissive will of God is an extremely dangerous place to live and it requires immediate change.

In another vision which occurred in February 1949, Jesus told Dr. Hagin that some of the Ministers He has called to the Ministry actually live and die without ever even entering into the first phase of His perfect plan and purpose for their lives. Jesus said this is one of the primary reasons Ministers die prematurely - they live their lives outside of His perfect will, abiding only in His permissive will.  See his book "I Believe in Vision" page 49. 

Seek God as to whether or not you are in His perfect will. If He shows you that you are not, move immediately to make the adjustment. To refuse to make the adjustment, and return to the perfect will of God, always results in the judgment of God.

"The Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver ..." (Isaiah 33:22)

Our Just Judge, Yes. But Still Our Loving Father

On a more hopeful, comforting note I share the following.  I do believe it is a valid point and definitely something to be considered.

When I first heard of the fallen Prophet's horrible tragedy of judgment, I cried out to the Lord, "Oh, Lord, please tell me those men did not ride that plane back down to the Earth in such fashion."  

As I thought upon it, I realized that although I believed God was allowing the Prophet to be judged for his compromises, He was not trying to frighten him or to horrify either man by allowing them to consciously fall from the sky. 

I believe the Prophet's removal from the Earth was indeed his judgment, because he had come to the place where he was doing more harm than good. But I also believe God could have allowed this to be performed as a result of His angels escorting his spirit from his body and bringing him safely home to Heaven well before his jet crashed into the Earth minutes later.

In the narrative of Lazarus and the rich man there is something we should consider. 

"There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's Bosom ..." (Luke 16:19-22)

Notice how at the end of Lazarus' life on Earth his angels escorted him to a place called Abraham's Bosom. "Abraham's Bosom" is how the Hebrews referred to Paradise.  Today we call Paradise "Heaven."  

When it comes time for a Believer in Jesus Christ to leave the Earth, the Bible clearly reveals that their spirits are escorted by angels out of their bodies and into Heaven. 

I do believe both the pilot's and the Prophet's spirits were escorted by their angels out of their bodies and into Heaven in a split second of time. I do believe that God in His love allowed nothing unnecessarily horrifying, or cruel, to occur in order that His will be accomplished in their returning home to Heaven. 

Although God is indeed our just Judge, He is also our loving benevolent Father. 

I believe in His love He ordained that this allowed judgment would occur quickly and mercifully.

Five months after this tragedy, I was talking with a young Prophet who was raised up under the fallen Prophet's Ministry.  He had a question concerning the day the Prophet was judged. He explained to me that he had recently had a vision. 

In that vision he saw the Prophet and his pilot flying in the jet moments before the tragic event occurred. But he saw someone else flying along in the jet with them.  He said it was an angel of God.  

His question to me was, "Why would an angel be present with them like that and not protect them from what happened?" 

I explained to him what I just explained to you, the reader.  I told him, "I don't believe the angel was there to protect them. I believe the angel was there to escort them out of their bodies and into Heaven. Although you saw only one angel in your vision, the Bible also reveals there were multiple angels present with those men that day, all working towards the same merciful end." 

"Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in Heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in Heaven." (Matthew 18:10)

All Believers have multiple angels that stay with them all through their lifetime. At the end of life on Earth those angels escort the spirits of the Believers back to Heaven. Their bodies return to the dust of the Earth for safe keeping until the Resurrection of Life. (John 5:28-29)

The young Prophet's vision and the written Word of God are proof enough, to me at least, that both the pilot and the Prophet were escorted by their angels into Heaven well before the jet came crashing back down to Earth.

Someone will ask, "Well if it was the Prophet who was being judged, why did the pilot have to go home to Heaven, too?" 

I do not personally know anything about the pilot other than I've heard from multiple individuals that he's a wonderful man of God. 

However, another Minister of the Gospel, himself a respected Prophet of God who had firsthand information into this tragedy told me the following. The fallen Prophet's pilot did indeed have an inward leading of the Holy Spirit to not fly the plane that day. Earlier that morning the pilot actually informed his wife of this. However, possibly because he felt the pressure to be obedient to the Prophet, he chose to override that inward leading. Many wonderful Christians have made guidance mistakes like this. Some have been more costly than others. 

I also do not know if the pilot was fully aware of the type of trouble the Prophet found himself in during recent years. Possibly, like so many Pastors, the pilot was trusting too much in God guiding the fallen Prophet, not realizing the Prophet himself had lost his way.

Irregardless, it is my opinion that the fallen Prophet and his pilot were in Heaven above well before their stricken aircraft hit the Earth below. 

It is my personal belief that God in His love ordained His angels to escort their spirits out of their bodies, out of the Earth's atmosphere and into Heaven. Because there was no longer someone to pilot the aircraft, it simply fell to the Earth. 

Although their earthly tabernacles fell to the Earth with the aircraft, their spirits did not. 

I believe God's ordained angels had already escorted them both to Heaven.

We must always keep in mind God is not responsible when tragedies such as this occur.  This type of judgment is a direct result of His Ministers, Prophets in particular, overriding His guidance, dangerously abiding in His permissive will, living with compromise and money-mindedness. 

God's Ministers do this to themselves through the unfailing Laws of Sowing and Reaping.

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." (Galatians 6:7-8) 

God simply allows what compromised Ministers allow. (Job 37:23; Proverbs 26:2; Jeremiah 2:19) 

This is why the Most High commands, not only Prophets, but all of His children to learn the written Word of God, learn how to be led by His Spirit and learn how to make Bible-based decisions that lead to long life, not premature death. 

"I call Heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life and the length of thy days..." (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)

A Miraculous Sign in the Heavens. Another Personal Warning from God

Exactly eight days after the fallen Prophet's jet fell from the sky, my wife and I experienced the following Divinely-granted revelation. It came through an open vision during a time of fasting and prayer concerning this horrific tragedy of judgment.

As we often do, we headed out on a prayer walk in the small Tennessee town where we were living.  It was a clear, calm, beautiful October day. The sun shone brightly, the sky was a robin's egg blue and absolutely cloudless in every direction. There was no wind whatsoever. Not even a wisp.  

After approximately forty-five minutes of walking together and praying in the Holy Spirit, there suddenly appeared a great cloud formation just ahead of us two or three miles above the horizon. We stopped, in utter fascination, to witness its appearing. 

This cloud had formed in the cloudless, windless, beautiful October sky out of absolutely nowhere. 

Its appearing in this fashion was similar to the way the cloud appeared the day Jesus manifested Himself to me in the Spring of 1981, after I had been slain in the Spirit for three days.

In amazement we watched as the giant cloud formation transformed itself into the shape of a Cessna Jet. 

By the hand of the Most High God using the sky as a palette and the clouds as a medium, the nose, cockpit, fuselage, wings and tail were formed into the resemblance of the Cessna Jet which took the life of the fallen Prophet. 

This was no "let's make believe what the clouds look like today" game.  This was the literal, supernatural formation of a near-identical replica of the Prophet's jet aircraft.  It was being formed, in near precise detail, by the hand of Almighty God right before our eyes against an otherwise cloudless sky.

The cloud-built aircraft was in a nose-down attitude as if it were falling from the sky. There was an additional cloud formation coming from the rear of the aircraft that looked identical to a trail of smoke. 

This was no loose "use your imagination" formation.  This was a supernatural cloud formation that was near identical in shape and form to the Prophet's aircraft in most every way.

For at least the next thirty minutes we watched in fascination as the cloud-built, stricken aircraft and its smoke trail began to fall very slowly from the sky. Only, unlike natural cloud formations that dissipate or gently fall from the sky, it did not change in shape or form whatsoever.  It completely maintained its integrity and structure - a near exact replica of the Prophet's stricken Cessna Jet diving helplessly towards the Earth.

About one mile above the nose of the falling aircraft cloud there was another aspect to this open vision that only I was allowed to see. 

An additional cloud formation appeared before my eyes. It was the shape of a dove when it hovers prior to landing. Its wings were slowly flapping back and forth to either side of its head as it looked down upon the aircraft. It was in a head up, tail down attitude as it hovered above the cloud jet.  As its wings would move forward they would cover its body.  As its wings would move back again I could clearly see the face, head and body of the dove. 

This smaller, living cloud formation also maintained its shape and integrity for the entire duration of the open vision, symbolizing the hovering presence of the Holy Spirit.

I stared in fascination at what I knew was the hand of the Most High God giving actual life and animation to this dove-shaped cloud formation. 

Directly behind the white hovering cloud dove, about a mile away, another cloud formation also miraculously appeared out of the blue, cloudless, windless sky. This one was observed by my wife as well.  

This was far simpler in construction than either the jet or the dove.  It was in the shape of a delta, or a triangle. 

The triangle symbol is often used in Christianity to represent the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

I immediately realized the delta cloud clearly symbolized that not only was God the Holy Spirit present at the time of this Prophet's judgment, but God the Father and God the Son were present that October day as well. 

This triangular-shaped cloud formation was quite dense and like the rest of the multi-faceted open vision, did not vary in shape or form one iota during the entirety of this open vision.

As stated, we stood awe-stricken, watching for no less than thirty minutes this miraculous sign in the Heavens.  

Although the hovering dove and delta clouds remained in place, the cloud-built Cessna Jet continued to fall ever so slowly, in a nose down, crash-like attitude towards the Earth and beyond the horizon.

During our thirty plus minutes of intense observation, my wife and I continued to confirm with one another that we were indeed both seeing this same astounding open vision, in every detail, as it unfolded before us. 

As one can imagine, this Divinely-granted experience remained a topic of conversation for many days as we continued to confirm with one another that we had both seen this vision with the same detail and clarity.

Naturally, we went to the Lord and asked Him why He had so supernaturally demonstrated this graphic cloud rendition of what had happened to the fallen Prophet just eight days earlier.  

When answering, He also instructed me to include this open vision here in my personal testimony, "The Albuquerque Fire Pit" which you are reading.  I was reluctant to do so, until He commanded me. 

The following is what the Lord said to me about the supernatural appearing in the otherwise cloudless sky of the detailed Cessna Jet, living dove and delta cloud formations.  

"I have placed this before you as a sign, a wonder and an ensign in the Heavens. It is to confirm to you that I have indeed allowed My Prophet to be judged in this manner. He stopped putting his Prophet's Ministry first. He failed to always honor the Prophet's Office I gave to him. He did not always and only use it to honor Me. 

"He stopped listening to me when it came to correcting and warning other Ministers, so he could no longer hear Me when I tried to warn him and protect him. He became money-minded and I removed his candlestick. (Rev.2:5) 

"I have shown this to you to warn you, even as I warned him. If you do not keep your Prophet's Ministry as your life's priority, I will allow you to be judged as well. I do this as a sign for you to never forget how this happened to him, and to remember that you must never allow this to happen to you." 

Of course, the Lord also allowed my wife to see this open vision with me, as a sign to her to never interfere with or attempt to overrule in any way the Holy Spirit's decisions and directives as given to me His Prophet.  For her to attempt to do so could ultimately result in her being judged as well. 

Fortunately, my wife is not that type of woman. She cooperates fully and willingly with my Prophet's calling, endeavoring to live her life in submission to God's revealed will for us. She has the utmost respect for all Five-fold Ministry Offices. 

Irregardless, Almighty God determined that she, too, would see the vision that day, at least in great part, and not have to simply take my word for it, as with most all of my other supernatural Divinely-granted visitations and revelations.  

A sobering experience this has been for the both of us. I share it here not to hurt, embarrass or offend anyone. 

I share it to obey the Almighty in hopes of helping someone to better understand what happened to God's fallen Prophet.

The Fear of Man, Any Man, Is a Snare  

We must all come to understand the importance of obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit.     

When Almighty God says to do or not to do something He means it. He will not turn a blind eye when we ignore Him for the sake of family, money, places to preach, pride, fear, partiality or favoritism.  

This is not to say we do not walk in love towards the wayward - leaders or lay persons. But neither do we turn a blind eye to their open sin. 

Respectfully rebuke them, publicly if necessary. (Luke 17:3,4; Galatians 2:11-14; 1 Timothy 5:19-21) 

Confront them with witnesses and Church leaders. (Matthew 18:15-17) 

If they refuse to repent, withdraw fellowship from them. (1 Corinthians 5:11-13) 

Do it in love and if they repent, restore them. (2 Corinthians 2:1-8) 

I am appalled at the number of Believers and Ministers I have encountered over approximately thirty years of Ministry who are simply afraid to obey the Master Jesus and do this.

One Christian author who has contact with many Word of Faith and Charismatic Ministers, shared with me how many of them have actually told him they have seen first-hand the sin and compromise some national Word of Faith and Charismatic leaders live in

However, each time a Minister has reported this to him, they have also basically all said the same thing, "I see it, but I am not going to be the one to say anything about it in my pulpit. Neither am I going to be the one to confront them privately or directly concerning it."  

This makes those Ministers guilty of blatant lawlessness and rebellion themselves. 

Like the fallen Prophet with the young rebellious Pastor, they wrongly believe they have "too much to lose" through such Biblically-required confrontation.  They do not seem to realize they have much more to lose by not obediently confronting other Ministers who live in obvious sin and rebellion - including their very lives and in some cases even the lives of family members. 

The Apostle Paul gave a solemn charge to publicly rebuke, not cooperate with nor cower from spiritual leaders, any spiritual leaders, who have fallen into obvious compromise and sin.

"Those (ministers) who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.  I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism." (1 Timothy 5:21) 

The fallen Prophet, who ultimately lost his life, was often heard to say that only certain individuals had the right to correct him if he was wrong in any way.  He often said, "Equal or greater anointings - unless you have an anointing equal to or greater than mine, you do not have the right to correct me." 

You will not find any such "equal or greater anointings" teaching in the New Testament. This is certainly not the standard set by the Apostle Paul for dealing with sinful spiritual leaders.  Paul said to rebuke sinful leadership, any sinful leadership, publicly and to do it without partiality or favoritism.  He said nothing whatsoever about "equal or greater anointings."

The Apostle Paul himself, who was not one of Jesus' twelve Apostles of the Lamb, boldly and publicly corrected the Apostle Peter, who was one of Jesus' twelve Apostles of the Lamb, for blatant hypocrisy. (Galatians 2:11-14) 

The Most High God used the child, Samuel, to bring a word of correction to the elderly Prophet Eli for not raising his family to serve the Lord properly. (1 Samuel 3:1-21)  

The Lord actually used a donkey, causing it to speak supernaturally a word of correction to the backslidden Prophet Balaam. (Numbers 22:1-35)

Therefore, to elevate oneself above correction coming from anyone other than someone with "an anointing equal to or greater than mine" is purely unbiblical. 

If more Word of Faith and Charismatic Ministers had obeyed the Apostle Paul's admonition to correct him and had been less intimidated by his "anointing equal to or greater than mine" mantra, perhaps the fallen Prophet would be alive today.

This is why the Bible says, "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe." (Proverbs 29:25)  

All Christian men and women should learn to fear God only and to never fear any man. 

Yes, we must greatly respect our spiritual leaders for they are God-given. (Romans 11:13; Ephesians 4:11; Hebrews 13:17) But we must never fear correcting them when it is obvious they are living sinfully. 

There is no neutral ground on the matter of confronting deliberately sinful leadership. No one has the right to try and create neutral ground, either. To do so puts one in the same sinking boat as the sinful leadership! (Romans 1:32)

To refuse to correct obviously sinful leadership is to allow them to run headlong into judgment. 

Should you fearfully and selfishly allow that to happen to your Ministry leaders or your fellow Ministers, their blood will be on your hands. 

And do not think for a "New York minute" that you will not answer to the Most High God for it - here, or there, for surely you will. 

"When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Nevertheless if thou warn the righteousness man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul." (Ezekiel 3:20-21)


Chapter 11:  The Disobedient Tulsa Pastor 

Another  widely-known Minister the Lord instructed me to address multiple times over a 20-year period, and who was very closely connected in life and Ministry to the previously-mentioned woman Evangelist and her family, even conducting her funeral, died prematurely in the fall of 2009. He pastored a church of 17,000 people in Oklahoma. 

In 1990 when I initially spoke to him a word of avoidable, yet pending judgment concerning a certain compromised situation he was directly in the midst of, he actually laughed aloud and told me, "God isn't going to judge anyone for anything."  He then very rudely dismissed me from his office, but not before throwing an angry fit and assailing my credibility because I had dared to privately, confidently, obediently, yet very respectfully confront him as the Lord had instructed me.

As he stood holding the door for me I calmly left the Pastor's office at his insistence, my heart broken by his pride, shameful lack of love and insensitivity to the Spirit of God. (James 4:16,17) 

I respectfully informed him that his behavior was unacceptable. He retorted with another disrespectful comment, closing the door behind me. 

As I walked across the parking lot to my vehicle the voice of the Lord rose up from within my spirit, "He is being harassed by a ________ spirit." 

Suddenly I realized why he was so convicted, angered and even intimidated by my visit. He was being confronted by the Spirit of God in a way that even I myself was unaware of as I sat in his office just moments before.

Disobedience Blocks the Spout Where the Healing Comes Out

He then embarked upon a sad journey of twenty years of cancer bouts coming and going against his body. 

He left the door to his life wide open. He had refused to receive the word of the Lord, and to further compound his problem, he refused to repent for his rebellious, hypocritical behavior that day and simply do as the Lord had instructed me to tell him. As a result he never could seem to get the victory over those cancer bouts because obedience, and obedience alone, sets the stage for miraculous intervention.  

Over those twenty years, always and only at the Lord's leading, I would respectfully continue to remind him of his need to repent in those two areas. (Ezekiel 3:25-27) Always to no avail. 

I even reminded him and his wife, quoting to them from their own teaching on repentance, "We must always remain open to whomever God might choose to speak to us through. God can speak to us through anyone He chooses. We must never be so prideful that we do not listen because we think that person is less then we are. God can speak to us through anyone."

The Lord Said, "You Will Die Quickly Now Unless ...

In the Fall of 2009, nearly twenty years after my initial confrontation with him that day in his Tulsa office, this Pastor was now diagnosed with an extremely deadly form of cancer. 

Once again I moved immediately and respectfully, per the Lord's instruction, reminding him again of his need to judge himself in two very specific areas, as well as repenting for his rebellious, disrespectful behavior that day in 1990 when he ejected me from his office.  I assured him, from the written Word of God and by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he would live and not die if only he would put down human pride and the fear of man and simply repent in the areas the Lord had me to address with him. 

I told him, by the Spirit of the Lord, that he would "die quickly now" if he chose to stubbornly continue to drag his feet refusing to repent and take care of his business with God "immediately." 

I also reminded him of my love and respect for him and his ministry, in spite of his fear based rebellion. This was nothing personal. God had told me in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that if I refused to warn someone that they were going to die in their sin their blood would be on my hands when I faced Him in Judgment. I was not and am not willing to have that happen for anyone. I will chose being rejected by man, any man, over being rejected by God any day of the week.

This was to be the Pastor's final warning, at least from me. 

Once again I was rejected and dismissed as a "False Prophet" even as I was that day in his office twenty years earlier.

However, I did then discover this Pastor and/or his wife doing some extensive reading on my web site from their Tulsa ministry headquarters web site. They did the same from the Texas hospital in which he died, during the last week of his life. They were reading this very book which you are reading, minus this soon to come testimony of his premature death, of course.  Apparently they were reconsidering their stubborn position, considering repentance and checking on my track record as a Prophet of God, as I had implored them to do. Unfortunately, in spite of the proven accuracy of this ministry, the Pastor still stubbornly refused to repent.  

As I stated, this kind of stiff-hearted rejection comes with the territory, particularly when confronting foolish human pride on behalf of God. (Ezekiel 2:1-7) Especially when you are "a nobody" in man's estimation.

Prayer teams were activated literally on a global scale for this Pastor. I, myself, was contacted and asked to pray for his healing by some who did not know my private, long term "behind the scenes" involvement in his life. Of course I did so. Only I did not pray for his healing. I continued to pray that he would recognize the severity of his situation now and repent like Hezekiah. (Isaiah 38:1-6) Then healing would simply come. (Proverbs 28:13) 

Regardless, within seven short weeks of his diagnosis and the Holy Spirit's gracious final reminder of his need to "take care of your business with God immediately," this much-loved man of God went to Heaven suddenly, tragically and prematurely. No amount of prayer by any number of people can ever serve as a substitute for repentance - for anyone - big or small!

Like the Prophet Samuel, My Heart Broke

Like the Prophet Samuel whose heart broke over the rebellion of King Saul, my heart broke that this beloved Pastor disqualified himself from receiving God's promise of healing and longevity through stubborn pride. (1 Samuel 15:11)  I loved him even as others loved him.  I'm so sorry that he refused to recognize that God gave me a job to do concerning him in spite of the fact that his Ministry was much, much bigger than mine.  Had I disobeyed God, I, too, would have paid a severe penalty for  my own rebellion. His blood would be on my hands and I, too, would have died prematurely. God, Himself, had personally assured me of this when He spoke to me by His authoritative voice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

The Pastor wrongfully refused to believe his illness was connected to the pride, unconfessed sin, disobedience and lack of accountability in his life. 

In His great mercy, God gave the Pastor twenty years of warnings to repent, plus an additional, loving, final warning. For twenty years this Pastor continued to ignore me as God's messenger, dug in his heels and squandered every merciful warning. 

Like so many others God has sent me and other messengers to, this Pastor continued to misinterpret much time given to repent as an unwillingness on God's part to allow him to be judged for his disobedience. 

For whatever his reasons were, he refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing whatsoever and died in the prime of his life and Ministry. 

This was a man who once preached the Doctrines of Divine Healing and longevity all around the Globe with great results, even as his friend, the above-mentioned woman Evangelist, once did! 

He has now left his loved ones, congregation and worldwide Ministry friends shocked, confused and questioning the Word, the goodness and the integrity of a merciful God Who is not guilty. 

Sadly, when compromised leadership passes from this life without correcting their sinful lack of accountability, the problem does not pass away with them. The door remains open to the same problem continuing with the next generation of leadership in their family or organization. 

By influence, environment and association with the compromised leader, the problem is passed down to those under them and continues in compounded fashion. 

Such continued compromise could also result in leadership being influenced by evil spirits.

This can easily result in even further suffering, loss and tragedy. Not only to the next generation of disobedient leadership but to those who sincerely trust in and submit to them.

Dr. Sumrall once stated that he was amazed by what some people would put themselves and others through just to avoid five minutes of soul-cleansing shame through repentance.

God has no favorite children. He loves us all equally and we all go through the same required program of faithfulness and obedience. Even the Man Jesus was required to obey His Father. (Hebrews 5:8)

Putting the Needs of Christ's Body First 

Pastor Sarah Utterbach is the Pastor of Redeeming Love Christian Center, a Word of Faith church in Nanuet, New York, with very close ties to the Ministry of Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin. She has been very outspoken concerning the April 16, 2007 premature death of her own husband, Pastor Clinton Utterbach. She openly speaks, frankly and without reservation, of her husband's disobedience to a simple command of the Lord over a four-year period which ultimately cost him his life. 

You can read this candid account at Click on "Devotional." Click on "It is Written." Click on and read, "I'm Going the Distance."  

Pastor Sarah's transparency and honesty has relieved the Body of Christ from a great burden of fear, confusion and anxiety over her husband's needless death. She is to be commended for putting the needs of Christ's Body first and her own needs and concerns second. She would not allow the Body to question God's faithfulness or His Word by remaining silent concerning her beloved husband's living with unconfessed sin and disobedience in his life.

Disobedience to the revealed will of God always blocks the spout where the healing, provision and protection of God comes out. Why? Because all disobedience is sin, plain and simple.

"Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin." (James 4:17 NAS)

Yet, still, there are many spiritual leaders, subscribers to Dr. Hagin's teachings and his Prophetic office, teachers of the Word of Faith themselves, who are turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to what happened to their friend the Tulsa Pastor and Pastor Utterbach as well.  

Some even try to cover up for these disobedient Pastors with outlandish unscriptural reasons for God "calling them home early" when He did no such thing. 

Irregardless of carnal reasoning and cover-ups both of these highly successful Pastors, and many others, have lost and will lose their lives because of disobedience.

This will continue until compromising leaders in the House of God learn to humble themselves, practice what they preach and wholeheartedly repent when they are wrong. 

This is why the Apostle James said Spiritual leaders incur a stricter form of judgment. 

"Don't be in any rush to become a teacher, my friends. Teaching is highly responsible work. Teachers are held to the strictest standards." (James 3:1, Message Bible)


Chapter 12:  Knowing the Truth Will Set You Free

Immediately after the Tulsa Pastor's traveling on to Heaven, I spoke with a friend who trusted greatly in his Ministry and who was severely disillusioned.  He had opened a Boston newspaper and read of this sad event.  He was now questioning why this could happen to someone who strongly preached that it's always God's will to heal.  His faith in God's Word was severely shaken. His faith in God Himself was greatly wavering.  He simply could not understand why God did not heal this Pastor whom he had loved, trusted and supported. 

Once I was able to explain to him what I am sharing in this testimony, he began to settle down and regain his composure.  

As I explained how I was personally and privately used of the Lord for twenty years in an attempt to bring this Minister to repentance, although unsuccessfully, this man's confidence in God and His Word was immediately restored. As I shared some of the details of my reaching out to the Pastor, he saw that God was not guilty at all in the matter of the Pastor's premature death. 

He said to me, "It really blesses me to hear this. As saddened as I am by the Minister's passing, I am thankful to hear that God reached out to him and tried to help him over such a long period of time.  I am so glad to hear that God is not at fault here.  I am glad to hear that it is God's will to heal and to prosper. I am glad to know that I can still continue to trust God's Word for my own needs to be met."

As I thought on my friend's confusion and near loss of faith in God's Word, I was strengthened in my resolve to share with others how God is not guilty in the premature death of this well-known Pastor.  I became even more determined to share with everyone whose faith in God's Word was shaken by his death how God personally used me to reach out to him in multiple ways that only he, my wife and I know. 

I explained to the Pastor in my final communication with him just weeks before his passing that if he chose to die in place of repenting, I would take every opportunity to share with all affected persons how he chose disobedience over obedience, even at the expense of those who completely trusted in his ministry.  I put this question before him, "Why should people question God's faithfulness and goodness because of your rebellion?"  

Although I have kept my encounters with this Pastor private for twenty years, I am no longer silent. People deserve to know that God is faithful and His Word is true. Presently, I am responding honestly to the questions of so very many all around America and in other nations concerning the premature death of this Word of Faith Pastor. 

People from all across America and from approximately fifty nations of the world come to this web site routinely, reading this online book and finding answers to their confusion and fear. They are having their hope in the God of Faith and the Word of Faith message restored. I am glad to be able to help them to keep walking with the God of Faith and to keep releasing expectation for their own healings and miracles.

I am telling them all the same thing - God is not guilty in the death of the Tulsa Pastor. Although I loved him, behind the scenes this Word of Faith Pastor was guilty of spiritual pride, stubbornness and disobedience. 

God is never guilty when His promises go unfulfilled. Never! 

I have preached to people for decades, "If you hear of a tragedy happening to John Hamel, question John Hamel, not God and not His Word!"

It would be wrong and cowardly for me to sit back while the faith of so very many is literally destroyed out of fear that some would persecute me, ridicule or shun me for my truthfulness and obedience to Jesus' personal  commission.  

Anyone with even limited discernment can see that I am not trying to destroy the reputation of the beloved Pastor.  I tried to warn him and protect him, privately and discreetly, for twenty years and that was no easy task! I am now serving to restore the faith of the multiple thousands, such as my Boston friend, who have been negatively impacted and turned back from the Word of Faith message by the stubborn Pastor's unnecessary, tragic death. 

There is literally no telling how many have now turned their backs on the Word of Faith message saying, "The message of faith is not true.  If it were true the Tulsa Pastor would have been healed."  

Those people need to be sought out and restored, not further deceived or ignored.  

My heart breaks over the irresponsible, even dishonest, excuses  I have personally heard from internationally known Word of Faith leadership concerning the Pastor's unfortunate, premature death.  

On a popular Christian television program one well-known leader, who has also always taught the doctrine of healing and longevity for all of God's obedient children, simply shrugged her shoulders when the subject of the Tulsa Pastor came up and said, "People die." 

True enough. 

However, in this case, we are dealing with the death of an extremely popular, internationally known Word of Faith leader who died prematurely contrary to everything he had personally taught the Body of Christ over decades of worldwide Ministry. 

The same well-known Minister who so flippantly and callously stated "People die," also stated on Christian radio things such as, "God needed (the Tulsa Pastor) to be in Heaven with Oral Roberts." and "God told me He allows some to live long while others are destined by Him to die early." 

I cringed in shame when I heard those religious, man-made doctrines spoken with absolutely no Scripture given to prove their validity. 

As a matter of fact, those statements completely contradicted everything this Minister herself had taught concerning Divine healing and longevity for decades.  

Jesus said we worship Him in vain when we worship Him through man-made, man-inspired, not God-inspired doctrines. (Matthew 15:9)  

Believers around the globe have been negatively impacted by the Pastor's premature death. They need and deserve honest answers directly from the Bible not callous, careless excuses, religious reasoning or least of all dishonesty.

The Elephant in the Bread Box

Another established Word of Faith Minister, a long time, personal friend of Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, shared with me that he has noticed "interest in the Word of Faith message to be waning in recent years."  Attendance in his own church had dropped dramatically resulting in his Ministry incurring increasing debt.  He could not seem to understand why this was occurring.

Yet this very same Minister was not open to hearing how the Lord had used me to personally confront the Tulsa Pastor for two decades before he died needlessly. 

He flat out rejected this written testimony and told me so.

He was not open to hearing how the Tulsa Pastor's death adversely reverberated like a shockwave through the entire Charismatic, Pentecostal, Word of Faith world resulting in the "waning interest in the Word of Faith message" of which he was speaking. 

He simply did not want to believe that the internationally known Faith Preacher's premature death and the way it has been sorely mishandled by Word of Faith leadership, including himself, was related to his problem. 

He did not want to believe it has directly resulted in the dispersing of multiple tens of thousands of believers, even more, in America alone - including his own church. 

He wanted to believe it was something else such as a simple "lack of interest".

This is another classic example of looking for the needle in the haystack when one should be looking at the elephant in the breadbox.

Another Pastor of a large church in Virginia for whom I was preaching actually told me to my face he did not believe I was telling the truth about my Holy Spirit directed confrontations with the Tulsa Pastor as they are recorded in this written testimony. He absolutely refused to believe the Tulsa Pastor was capable of anything that would even remotely result in his own premature death. 

He refused to accept the fact that the Tulsa Pastor was a human being, just like all other human beings, and a man who had to protect himself from the imposters called "pride and fear" just like the rest of us.

How do you deal with someone, a Minister no less, who looks you straight in the eye, calls you a liar and chooses to live in the Land of Tra-La-Lee? 

All the while allowing me to hold extended meetings for him, no less! 

What Pastor allows someone they believe to be a liar to preach to their people from their pulpit? 

Only one who accepts lying in himself. 

As it turned out, I ended up having terrible problems with this Pastor because of his inability to keep his word when he gave it and because of his propensity for lying.

If one has difficulty with this testimony, the solution is at hand. It is a solution that is often overlooked by far too many, especially Ministers, yet it is still readily available. It is called "prayer." 

Simply go to the Father and say, "Father, if there is any truth at all to what Brother Hamel is saying concerning his ministry to the Tulsa Pastor, I need to know it. If he is lying, I need to know that as well. Please give me peace if he is telling the truth. Give me unrest if he is not. In Jesus' Strong Name."

Then simply follow God's inner guidance system. It is simple enough for a child to understand.

It is not "interest in the Word of Faith message" alone that is waning. Confidence in some Word of Faith leadership is also waning because some leaders have chosen to deal with the Pastor's death unbiblically, dishonestly or even not at all. 

People are smart. For the most part they know when they are not being dealt with honestly by leadership. Especially when they are accustomed to being led by the Holy Spirit's guidance from within. 

Attendance is down in many places in Word of Faith circles because many alarmed sheep scattered when they received news of the Tulsa Pastor's premature death. Many, like my Boston friend, said, "If God didn't bless and heal him, how can I expect God to bless and heal me?"  

Most of the influential leaders did not stand up and simply say, "I don't know what the Tulsa Pastor was doing wrong but I do know this. God is not guilty. We must never question God's faithfulness or the truth of His Word. Somebody was apparently doing something wrong here and you can be sure it wasn't God.  Hold steady. Stay the course. The Word will still work for you."

Instead we heard contradictory statements, by television and radio, from previously trusted Word of Faith leadership such as, "People die," and "God destined (the Tulsa Pastor) to die young so he could be with Oral Roberts in Heaven." 

So back into the world of sin or the world of religion many people ran in total fear and absolute confusion.  

Others remain in Word of Faith churches, but they are confused, their faith is weakened and their doubts now silently plague and hinder them. Sadly, because of the shrugging off and mishandling of the Tulsa Pastor's death, their faith will most likely not work for them when they need it to. 

This in itself is another needless, inexcusable tragedy.

When Word of Faith leaders stop ignoring or making excuses for the Tulsa Pastor, attempting to sweep his premature death under the carpet, and start telling the Body what the Word of God says about it, the spooked sheep will return to the barns again for both protection and provision. 

Racism and More Scattered Sheep

Talking about scattered sheep and dwindling attendance - please allow me to run a bit of a rabbit trail.  It will help someone.  

Add to the "sweeping under the carpet" the Tulsa Pastor's premature death, the prior horrific racist statements publicly made, and to date unrepented of, by one prominent Caucasian Faith leader, and it's no small wonder church attendance is down in Faith circles.  Particularly where Caucasian Pastors are heading up multi-cultural congregations and have refused to openly oppose and Biblically address this Minister's racist statements to their own detriment.  

Because of this many of their people, people of all ethnic groups, scattered and never returned believing their Pastor agreed with the prominent leader's racist statements. This also continues to hinder new people from coming in because bad news travels fast. 

In many cases Pastors cannot seem to understand why they suddenly, or even gradually, lost so many people. But like one well-respected Word of Faith Minister always said, "Got trouble? Look for the obvious."  I have always said it this way, "Don't look for the needle in the haystack when things go wrong.  Look for the elephant in the bread box."  

If you as a Word of Faith Pastor did not stand before your congregation and boldly tell them, "I do not agree with the prominent Faith leader's unbiblical, insensitive racist statements. I love him but I disagree with him." you have left them to assume that you do agree with his racist statements. 

If you have not publicly opposed those statements, doing so now could well cause most of your scattered sheep to return to you as their trusted Shepherd. It's not too late. But one day it will be too late.

Many Ministers have also distanced themselves and their Ministries from the actual Word of Faith movement entirely because of this prominent leader's refusal to repent wholeheartedly, in the same public forum in which he made such bold, overtly racist statements. 

Like the people they lead, they do not accept the Minister's words, "I am sorry if I hurt you with what I said." 

That is not to repent for racism. 

One can be sorry they hurt someone with what they said, yet continue to believe they were right for saying it.

What is needed is, "I am sorry for my unfounded, clearly racist statements. I have now changed my position to line up with the Bible. There is only one race - the Human Race. There is one blood and one flesh for all human beings. (Acts 17:26; 1 Corinthians 15:39) Adam is our Father. (Romans 5:17) Eve is our Mother. (Genesis 3:20) Black people and white people, people of all colors, are equal in God's eyes and are free to socialize and even marry and have children if they so choose. There are no varying degrees of humanity based upon the color of one's skin. I was wrong. Please forgive me."  

That is repentance

That is accountability. 

That is true, Godly leadership.

Tremendous damage has been done to individuals and local Churches as too many Ministers deal with the Word of Faith Pastor's death and the prominent Word of Faith Minister's unbiblical racist teachings by not dealing with these issues at all. 

Twenty years after the overtly racist statements were made by the prominent Caucasian Faith leader, I spoke with an African American Pastor who sat in the sanctuary with his wife the morning the statements were made. 

He said to me, "That day is forever indelibly etched in my memory. I remember the very seat I was sitting in. I sat there stunned and unable to believe what I was hearing. I do not believe I will ever get over the things he said that day, nor do I believe he will ever properly repent for having said them." 

My heart broke for my African American Word of Faith Pastor friend and his faithful wife. I cannot imagine the long term insult they have suffered, as well as the rejection, as a result of those fear-based inhumane words. 

My heart breaks for the multiple thousands of faithful Christians and Ministers just like them all around the world whose lives were literally rocked and forever changed by the words of a man they had once looked to for Biblical leadership. 

A man who still refuses to repent in the same public forum in which he made the ungodly statements.

I also personally checked with a Pastor who still submits to the man who made the racist statements. This Pastor, also a former employee of the man, assured me he had still not yet offered a proper and a direct public apology to the ones he had so deeply offended and scattered. 

Until he does so, this problem will continue to fester and so many who could be brought back and restored will be left to question both his leadership, those who continue to submit to him or who support him in any way - as well as the entire Word of Faith movement.

In early 2014, on two separate occasions, I communicated with the Pastor who made the racist statements. I implored him with the love of Jesus to please re-examine the damage he has done to so many people of different cultures. I reminded him that what he did was "the shot heard round the world" and that still today untold thousands are reeling under the impact of that blast. I besought him humbly to please do all he could through his media outreaches to reach out to those who ran from God, from Christianity and from Ministry as a result of such hateful, hurtful, untrue statements. I reminded him that he has swept this under the carpet for twenty years without any sign of remorse or sorrow for the harm he has done to untold thousands of precious human beings.

I reminded him that there are not many "races" as he insists.  I took him back to the Word of God and showed him that there is only one Human Race.  I put before him Scripture which reveals that we all are the offspring of one father, Adam. (Romans 5:17-21) We all have one mother, Eve. (Genesis 3:20) We all share one blood. (Acts 17:26) We all share one flesh. (1 Corinthians 15:39) I reminded him that there is no such thing as "the watering down of the races" through "inter-racial" marriages or "inter-racial" children.  

I also warned him that he was now in his seventies and pushing the longevity envelope by refusing to repent and do what love would do, in the same public forum in which he made his horrendous mistake. I also warned him that he could readily have his candlestick removed, if it had not already been. (Revelation 2:5) 

Both times I met with stubbornness, pride and rejection.  I was simply brushed off.  And to think this man is the administrator of the world's most popular Word of Faith Bible Training College.

To this day, he continues to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, only not with anywhere near the anointing he had over two decades ago before he made the world-impacting mistake for which he refuses to apologize.

To believe that problems of this magnitude will simply just go away and not compound over time is gross human ignorance. 

This is why I personally chose to no longer carry Ministerial papers with the prominent leader's ministerial association. I would not want my multi-cultural friends to take my submitting to him in Ministry as my stamp of approval upon what he spoke against them.

Racism is such a stupid sin. 

But, then again, are there any intelligent sins? 

"If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only than, come back and work things out with God." (Matthew 5:23,24 MSG)

Hyper-Prosperity, Extravagant Ministers and Even More Confused, Scattered Sheep

Add to these two major problems the fact that some very prominent Word of Faith Ministers insist on living ostentatious, extravagant, luxurious lifestyles contrary to Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin's direct, personal, Biblical admonition to no longer do so and the confidence problem is even further compounded. 

In 1999 Dr. Hagin called a meeting with many of the most well-known prosperity teachers who came up under his ministry. In that meeting he pointed out the errors of what I refer to as "The Hyper-Prosperity Movement." He encouraged each of them to re-examine the errors of their teachings and gave each one a copy of his new book "The Midas Touch. A Balanced Approach To Biblical Prosperity." 

In that book Dr. Hagin made a clear case of the fact that it is God's will for His children to prosper financially. 

However, he also made it clear that Ministers, above all people, must choose to live moderate lifestyles no matter how wealthy God has made them. 

Unfortunately, many of his own Ministers continue to ignore this admonition from the man they refer to as their spiritual "Dad." 

"Dad's" book, "The Midas Touch," continues to be ignored right along with his personal admonition. 

One would be hard pressed to find "The Midas Touch" in most Word of Faith bookstores today because much of what is written in it directly opposes what is being taught in most Word of Faith sanctuaries. 

Sadly, "The Midas Touch" was Dr. Hagin's most passionate yet most ignored book. The prosperity errors addressed in that book continue in greatly compounded ways today since it was first released well over a decade ago.

Like it or not, when most Christian and non-Christian people see Christian Ministers living like Randolph Hearst or the Shah of Iran in magnificent mansions or polo-field estates, it does indeed cause them to automatically assume the worst of those Ministers.  All hope of those Ministers reaching those they so strongly offend is now utterly lost. All because the Ministers stubbornly refuse to live more moderate lifestyles irregardless of how much money they have.

This is why Dr. Hagin said, "Ministers should not live in extravagant homes or drive extravagant automobiles. It offends and injures many." 

God gives great wealth for great service, not for great status! 

He gives it to operate the Kingdom, not to offend humanity.

When a Minister loses sight of this their ability to fulfill the Great Commission of Mark 16:15-20 is greatly hindered. Yet in many cases some Ministers seem completely numbed to this heartbreaking fact. 

Most Word of Faith Ministers with whom I have spoken directly simply choose to ignore the severely damaging problems of the Tulsa Pastor's premature death, racism and hyper-prosperity. 

One of them, a Bible School Director whom I have known for decades, actually told me concerning those who are hurt and offended by incendiary racist remarks and Ministers living extravagant lifestyles, "They just need to get over it." 

Talk about dwindling attendance! With that type of prevailing attitude from so much of the Word of Faith leadership, it's no small wonder that even the Holy Spirit has chosen to no longer attend their services. 

Unless, and until, these three vital issues are dealt with, the integrity of many Word of Faith Ministers will continue to be questioned and the infections will just continue to fester and worsen. 

This will further serve to weaken the Body from within, causing both confidence and attendance to dwindle as intelligent people run from the sadly misrepresented Word of Faith message and movement. 

However, once these issues are finally faced head-on, Biblically, fearlessly, boldly and honestly, by nationally known Word of Faith Ministers and local Church Pastors, people will begin to heal and dwindling attendance and finances will once again be on the increase. Confidence in the Word of Faith leadership and message will be restored and God will be glorified once again.

Back to the Disobedient Tulsa Pastor

Let it be known to the reader, again, that God did not take the Pastor's life, no matter who says, "God allows some to live long while others are destined of God to die early."  Where is that in the Bible?  Where are the two or three confirming Biblical witnesses, in context, required by Moses, Jesus and Paul to propagate and enforce something like that? (Deuteronomy 17:6;19:15; Matthew 18:16; John 8:17,18; 2 Corinthians 13:1;1 Timothy 5:19, etc.) Here again man-inspired teaching with no Biblical witnesses is being used as a substitute for God-inspired teaching.  

God's Written Word, the only source of truth, promises long life for ALL who set their love upon Him, obey Him and believe Him for it. (Psalm 91:16; Proverbs 3:3,16; 4:10; 9:11; 10:27, etc.) God does not afflict. (Job 37:23) God is the Blesser, not the Curser! (John 10:10)  He tried to keep the Pastor from this tragedy by having me address him a number of times over a twenty-year period.  Who knows who else was sent to him? Knowing the great mercy of God, there were others sent to him as well. (Psalm 145:9, Ephesians 2:10)  

God simply permitted this Pastor's death not because "it was predestined," but because the Pastor permitted it through simple disobedience.  People have God-given free will.  God did not commit this tragedy through "predestination."  But God did permit this tragedy because the Pastor permitted this tragedy by refusing to simply repent in the areas the Lord had me to repeatedly address with him. 

Of course, this is not to say that all believers who die prematurely do so because they have sin and rebellion in their lives.  That is simply not true.  There are many reasons why good, God-fearing people die prematurely when it was not God's will for them to do so.  According to the Word of God, being out of God's perfect will, unbelief, envy, strife, unforgiveness - including self-unforgiveness, lack of Biblical knowledge, negative speech, fear, overriding the voice of conscience, ignoring the inner promptings and guidance of the Holy Spirit, poor diet and lack of rest are all things that also readily facilitate premature death.  

There are also those believers in Christ whose lives outwardly appeared to be dedicated to doing God's will in every way who died prematurely and it is simply no one's business why it happened that way.  It's between them and God.

"The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."  (Deuteronomy 29:29)

This is why the Apostle Paul said, "Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on?  It means we'd better get on with it.  Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins.  Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in.  Study how he did it." (Hebrews 12:1, Message Bible)

I know a man who dedicated his very life to holy living and preaching the Gospel around the world.  In his late thirties he suddenly and unexpectedly died.  I went to the Lord and asked Him why this faithful man had died so young. The Holy Spirit spoke back clearly from within my spirit, "He became so busy taking care of others he neglected to take care of himself."  Believers have a great responsibility to cooperate with and facilitate longevity.  It does not just happen.  If it did, everyone would live long and strong!

So it is clear from the Bible that dying prematurely does not always mean that one is evil or even sinful.  It does not mean that the one who traveled on did not go to Heaven, either.  Nor does it mean that they were stubborn, willful or disobedient like the Tulsa Pastor.  Premature death can happen for many reasons.  But when it does, no one has the authority to create doctrines that are not taught in Scripture to make excuses or to cover for the one who died prematurely.  

Jesus encountered many who did not benefit from the promises of God through His ministry.  However, He never tried to change the Word of God to suit their unfortunate circumstances, make excuses or cover for them.  He simply continued to move about preaching and teaching, destroying fear, unbelief, ignorance and disobedience in the lives of those who did want to meet God's conditions. (Mark 6:1-6)

It is wrong to teach "it is God's will for some to die young while it is His will that others enjoy long life" without presenting substantial scriptural evidence that such is true.  How is an individual to take a bold stand for long life if they do not know whether or not God has "destined" them to do so?  God is not the Author of confusion. (1 Corinthians 14:33)  We must stick with God's Word.

Long life is indeed a Bible promise from God for all who meet His conditions by obeying the written Word of God and using wisdom in natural things.  The natural and the supernatural combined work together enabling one to live a long life and a strong life. 

"With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation." (Psalm 91:16)  

"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." (Proverbs 3:1-2)


Chapter 13:  Better to Be Warned Than to Be Judged

Rev. James Robison went to Rev. Jim Bakker multiple times, in private, before Brother Bakker's fall from grace in 1985. He said he would tell Brother Bakker, "I don't know what it is, but the Lord keeps telling me there is something you need to repent of before you have to be judged." Brother Bakker continued to lie, denying any wrong doing. After over a year of these private warnings, Brother Bakker's sins of hypocrisy finally found him out - publicly. (Galatians 2:4-11; 1 Timothy 5:20)

Rev. Robison was hearing clearly from the Lord all the time! The Lord, in His great love and mercy, was trying to save Rev. Bakker tremendous loss, shame and humiliation. He was also trying to spare the Body of Christ great heartache and confusion by warning Rev. Bakker of impending judgment and danger if he refused to repent. What a good God!

Brother Bakker later said, "I never fell out of love with Jesus. I just stopped fearing God." 

Like Brother Bakker, the Tulsa Pastor brought condemnation to himself by tampering with the Laws of Sowing and Reaping and disobediently resisting the Lord's warnings over a twenty-year period! Although not an evil man, a man with an obvious call of God and a man whom I love and once greatly respected, even attending his church until he rebelled that day in his office, he rejected the Lord's warnings refusing to judge himself according to the Word of God and found himself being judged by the Word of God. (Proverbs 26:2; Isaiah 26:9; Jeremiah 2:19; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32; Galatians 6:7,8)

How sad that a Word of Faith Pastor in his position would look me in the eye and so openly express to me his lack of willingness to believe that Jesus would allow someone to be judged in their sin.  How sad that such a well-known leader who taught repentance rejected Jesus' teaching on repentance as it applied to him. Equally as sad is the fact that this Pastor rejected the Holy Spirit's sending me to him because I am not a "big name" or a "known" Minister. Now, in the prime of his earthly life, he has arrived in Heaven prematurely, his work here on earth incomplete. How much more he would have achieved had he chosen to repent and remain in the harvest field!

Like the Tulsa Pastor, many Word of Faith Ministers need to repent in the areas of pride and disobedience.  Many Word of Faith Ministers reject words of pending judgment because they say it is not "positive" and therefore does not "fit" with the message of "faith."  However, I cannot think of anything more "positive" than God giving someone another chance to live when they are headed for premature death because of unconfessed sin! 

Many Word of Faith leaders have become prideful and try to tell God through whom He can and cannot talk to them.  Others, like Judas, have hardened their hearts to Jesus' teaching as it applies to them, opening themselves up to demonic deception and control. (Luke 22:3) They refuse to believe that Jesus would ever allow them to be judged because of their success and "importance."

Possibly they are unaware that thirty-one times, in Matthew, Mark and Luke alone, the Prophet Jesus used the word "woe" in pronouncing judgment on the Pharisees, on the Scribes, upon cities and upon men in general for their sinfulness. Not to mention Peter's and Paul's extensive teachings on  Godly discipline and judgment in their Epistles. 

It appears that far too many Ministers do not know, or do not care, that Christ is the Lord of Justice and Judgment as much as He is the Lord of Love and Mercy. Possibly they would do well to study the way the Laws of Sowing and Reaping worked against Cain (Genesis 4:1-15), King Saul (1 Samuel chapter 15; 1 Chronicles 10:13), Hamaan (Esther 5:1-7:10), Judas (Matthew 26:24, 25; Acts 1:15-25) and so many others.  

Someone might be reading this and thinking, "Hamel, you make mistakes, too. Who are you to go to these people and correct them?"  Very good question and one I asked the Lord myself. His response to me? "I needed someone who ALWAYS repents when they are wrong to go to some who NEVER repent when they are wrong."  

I tell people who sneer at and ridicule this New Testament form of Ministry, "I would rather obey God imperfectly than to disobey Him flawlessly."

The Prophet Frequently Brings God's Gracious Word of Warning

As I have continued to state, it is not uncommon for God to reveal to a Prophet something that is going to occur so the Prophet can warn those involved. In the days of the Voice of Healing, the Holy Spirit told Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin to warn popular Evangelist Jack Coe that he was not going to live much longer if he didn't judge himself in three areas.  Those three areas were the unethical way Rev. Coe handled his finances, his refusal to walk in love towards other Ministers and his lack of self-control in his eating habits. 

Brother Hagin, in his youthfulness and inexperience, did not warn Rev. Coe.  Three and a half years later, Evangelist Jack Coe died prematurely at thirty-five years of age even as the Lord said he would.  Obviously, to me at least, Brother Hagin regretted his disobedience in not warning Brother Coe for the rest of his life. 

In January of 1964 the Holy Spirit gave Brother Hagin another Word of Wisdom. This time it was a warning concerning Rev. William Branham. The Lord said, "At the end of '65, he who now stands in the forefront of the Healing Ministry as a Prophet will be taken out of the way.  He'll make a false step and Satan shall destroy his life, but his spirit will be saved, and his works will follow him. Ere '66 shall come, he shall be gone."

Rev. Gordon Lindsay tried to warn Rev. Branham, according to Brother Hagin's word, that he was going to die if he did not repent and get back into the perfect will of God for his life.  Brother Branham ignored the repeated warnings.  Just days before 1965 ended and 1966 began, Brother Branham died tragically even as the Lord had shown Brother Hagin. The Lord later told Brother Hagin, "I had to permit him to be removed because of the damage he was causing the Body of Christ."  

Dr. Hagin, as stated in chapter nine, has said that during many years of itinerate ministry while staying with host families the Lord would reveal to him that tragedy or even death was coming to someone in that family. 

In his book  "Understanding The Anointing," pg. 85, he stated "I've never stayed in anybody's home yet without God's warning me about any impending tragedy. If there were going to be a death in the family within the next two years He'd tell me. Sometimes you can change it and sometimes you can't; He just gets you ready for it."  

I myself, have had this happen many times while traveling about in life and Ministry.

You will recall I told you earlier, in Chapter Three: "My First Visitation of Jesus as He Commissioned Me", that Jesus Himself personally appeared to me in the spring of 1981 commissioning me to this Ministry through an impartation from His right hand. From that point on I began to occasionally see into the spirit realm, as well as knowing things about others supernaturally, as the Holy Spirit willed. 

However, these manifestations increased dramatically in my life and Ministry, particularly the Word of Wisdom, as a direct result of Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin laying hands upon me one evening in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1994. There was a supernatural impartation through that experience to increase in my Offices that actually began to manifest that very night. (Numbers 27:18-23; Acts 6:1-8; 13:1-3, etc.)

I began to know things, particularly about others, supernaturally, like never before. I also began to see into the spirit realm, concerning people, places, things and events, like never before. 

I am not saying I know everything about everybody all of the time. I do not. No Prophet does. But from the very night when Dr. Hagin laid his hand on my head, there was a stepping up in the realm of the Spirit and I began to know specific things about specific individuals, in a more specific way than previously - but only as the Holy Spirit wills it.  It has nothing to do with me.  I cannot turn these operations on and off.  My job is to stay in the Word, maintain a prayer life, preach and teach and mind my own business. I have been doing this faithfully for over 25 years since answering the call to Ministry. When He wants me to know something, He tells me. I have no control over any of it.  He is the Transmitter.  I am the receiver, so to speak.  My job is to simply stay turned on.

There are lesser and greater degrees of the Prophet's anointing.  I stand in that Office to a far, far lesser degree than Dr. Hagin did and some others who stand in this Office today. Ninety-five percent of all I have learned about the Prophet's Office I have learned from Dr. Hagin.  I have stayed faithfully connected with him  ever since that Fall day in 1981, soon after Jesus appeared to me for the first time, when I was handed my very first Christian book, "The Ministry of a Prophet" by Dr. Hagin.  Although he has been in Heaven for many years now, I still submit to his teachings and anointing.  I will continue to do so while in the earth.

Someone once said to me concerning my great respect for Dr. Hagin, "You are worshipping a man." I replied, "No, I am magnifying the Offices Jesus died for and esteeming the man God has sent into my life to help me with my callings. There is no one in the earth better equipped to teach me what I need to know. When God told me to hook up with Prophet Hagin, He never intended for me to disconnect from him. We are to submit to someone who stands in the same Offices to which we are called, someone who has already been down the road we are still traveling. It's called 'wisdom.'" (Romans 11:13)   

The Holy Spirit does indeed foretell coming events through the Word of Wisdom  in the Prophet's Office to privately warn when someone is going to die or experience tragedy because of disobedience. Occasionally this can even happen publicly. Either way, judgment can always be avoided through repentance. Always!

"Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come." (John 16:13)


Chapter 14:  Understanding the Ministry of a True New Testament Prophet 

Of course, giving individuals prophetic words of warning is not the primary job of the Prophet. It's only a small part of his ministry. This is where many self-proclaimed, unlearned Prophets get into trouble. They seem to think that all a Prophet does is to go around prophesying blessing, cursing or guidance over people. Usually this is because they do not understand the difference between the Old Testament Prophet's ministry and the New Testament Prophet's ministry.

Like the "trying to fit a square peg into a round hole" adage, there is simply no place for an Old Testament Prophet in the New Testament Church. He/she doesn't fit. 

The job of the New Testament Prophet is NOT to give people guidance and to tell them God's will for their lives. That happens rarely, if ever. The Old Testament Prophet would often do that only because the people did not have the permanent indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, they could not discern from within what the will of God was. They were spiritually dead. They needed the help of someone who had the presence of the Holy Spirit abiding permanently upon them - the Old Testament Prophet.

Under the New Testament, all Believers can have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the individual Believer is required to look within their own Born Again human spirit to discern the will of God for themselves. (Romans 8:14,16; 1 John 2:20,27, etc.) 

It is not Biblical for the New Testament Believer to seek guidance through the Office of the Prophet. It is not Biblical for a New Testament Prophet to go around offering guidance to individuals. To do so almost always leads to shame and disaster.

The New Testament Prophet, like the Apostle, is first and foremost a Teacher and/or a Preacher of God's Word. A Prophet is both a Teacher and a Reformer. A Prophet also often teaches and preaches by inspiration of the moment, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, not solely from prepared notes. (Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 14:3) Any "Prophet" who is not an apt Teacher or Preacher is not a Prophet. All Prophets in the New Testament were excellent Teachers or Preachers. Although the Apostle Paul was both an Apostle and a Prophet, he always put his preaching and teaching first. (1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11)  Always. 

Many false Prophets do not even bother to prepare themselves as Teachers or Preachers. They simply step to the podium and the "show" begins. They may use a verse or two from the Bible to appear to be Scripturally based, but from that point on it's usually "a dog and pony show," "smoke and mirrors" and yielding to evil spirits who know things about people. In the Bible these are called "familiar spirits." (Leviticus 19:31; 20:6; 1 Samuel 28:7-9 ) Almost always the subject is soon turned to money and material possessions as the false Prophet attempts to fill his or her coffers at the expense of God's uneducated children.

As I said, a Prophet rarely, if ever, gives guidance or direction to the New Testament Believer because, unlike the people of the Old Testament, the New Testament Believer has the Holy Spirit living within to guide them  directly. (Romans 8:14,16; 1John 2:20,27)  

A Prophet is a "Seer" who sees into the spirit realm as God wills, through the Gift of Discerning of Spirits. He/she has insight into both God's Word and even people's lives as God wills.  The Prophet also has foresight concerning future events, such as my 2004 vision of coming Spiritual Awakening.  This would not be generalized foresight as is the case with many false Prophets who "predict" things that anyone can see are coming.  The true New Testament Prophet has specific, often detailed, foresight concerning future events that would not have been known otherwise. (Acts 11:27-30; 21:10-14) 

Let's look back at Ezekiel for a moment. God told him that He was making him a "watchman" who would give people warnings directly from the Most High God. (Ezekiel 3:17; Ezekiel 33:7)  A watchman is one who looks out from a height with the view to warning of impending danger or to pass on any information, good or bad. (Isaiah 21:6-12; Jeremiah 6:17, etc.)  Prophets are watchmen/seers.  They are equipped of God to see things coming in the distance that others cannot see.  Part of their job is to wait and watch for what God reveals, commands and gives in warning. 

A true new Testament Prophet operates consistently in the three Revelation Gifts of the Holy Spirit plus the simple Gift of Prophecy.  Lay people may operate occasionally and sporadically  in the Revelation Gifts but Prophets operate consistently in them.  Sometimes daily, if not weekly, all depending on the level or degree of grace and anointing on the Prophet's life. (Romans 12:6)

It has been my personal experience that visions and revelations of the Lord sometimes come in clusters, or one right after another. We see this in the lives of the Prophets Joseph, Daniel, Ezekiel and others in the Bible. 

In response to his critics and enemies at Corinth who said he was not a Prophet, Paul advised them he was indeed a Prophet of God and had proof positive - consistent manifestations and demonstrations of the Revelation Gifts.   Although not one to boast normally, in defense of his Prophet's anointing he pointed to that proof when he said, "It is not expedient [profitable] for me doubtless to glory [boast]. [But] I will come to [do experience] visions and revelations of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 12:1) The Greek word Paul used here for "revelations" actually means, "An unveiling of things not known before and which God alone could make known." 

Anyone who calls themselves a Prophet who doesn't experience consistent visions and revelations of the Lord, through the Revelation Gifts of the Spirit, should re-examine themselves because Paul not only said he experienced them, he said he experienced an "abundance" of them.

"And lest I should be exalted above measure through the ABUNDANCE of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure." (2 Corinthians 12:7)

The Greek word Paul used here for "abundance" means, "Beyond all others in both number and excellency." 

It is clear that Paul is not referring to occasional, "pipe dream" visions and generalized "revelations" that anyone could easily guess at, as so many false Prophets do. One false Prophet recently declared, "The Lord has revealed to me that there will be many deaths of Hollywood actors this year."  I thought, "Well, that wasn't a specific revelation from the Lord. There will be many deaths amongst all people this year.  As a matter of fact, one hundred and fifty thousand people die every day!"  Anyone can spew forth generalized predictions. Paul is referring to an unveiling of things not known before and which God alone could make known.  Again, as stated above, often on a daily basis. If not daily, then weekly on average. 

Also, these visions and revelations will always line up with the written Word of God, unlike the dreams, visions and revelations of many popular, modern day false Prophets who flood the airwaves, internet and bookstores. 

Any "Prophet" who does not have the above Scriptural confirmations is not a Prophet at all.  He would be a false Prophet.  This does not always mean he is evil.  It simply means he is not a true, New Testament Prophet.

The Holy Spirit Alone Is Running the Church

I am simply sharing some of my experiences with prophetic words of warning that confirm my 1981 personal commissioning by Jesus and my 1984 Albuquerque hotel room visitation, to help the reader better understand this one aspect of the Prophet's Ministry.  Don't be fooled by self-proclaimed "Prophets" who wrongly go around just prophesying blessing, cursing or guidance over people, yet have none of the above confirmations in consistent manifestation.  Particularly when they are singling themselves out as special or unique or looking for money, "registration fees", material goods or favors (sexual or otherwise) in order to prophesy over individuals or groups. 

Many false Prophets actually advertise that they will be prophesying over the Body during their services. This, too, is dangerous because the Gifts of the Spirit operate only as God wills, not as man wills or advertises. (1 Corinthians 12:11)  Man is not the Head of the Church, Jesus is. (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; 5:23; Colossians 1:18)  Man isn't running things in the Church, the Holy Spirit is.  What if it is not the will of the Holy Spirit for His Gifts to operate in those meetings, and the people come expecting the "Prophet" to perform?  This is when false Prophets begin yielding to familiar and wrong spirits, fabricating and conjuring things up, getting people into deep deception. 

Plus, as I said earlier, in the Bible ninety percent of the Prophet's ministry to individuals occurs in private, not in public services. (2 Kings 5:21-27; John 4:1-19)  It is wrong for "Prophets" to advertise and promise that supernatural things will be occurring.  The Church of Jesus Christ is not a circus.  The Church is to bring Glory to God, not fame and fortune to man.  I believe in the message of Biblical prosperity, but never at the expense of God's Word or His Glory.

One "Prophetic" group based out of a large mid-western city is notorious for all of the above mistakes, wreaking havoc upon the Body. This same group has had serious sexual problems within their top leadership, their founding leader confessing to prophesying over women in the privacy of his office but only if they would first "disrobe before the Lord."  Many women have acknowledged having done so.  Another of their key "Prophets" has a confessed, forty-year history of sodomy with teenagers.  By submitting themselves to these false, or backslidden, Prophets, many believers have opened themselves up to demon powers. Whatever trickles intravenously into the life of the false Prophet trickles into the lives of all who plug into them.  

Prophets are to build up and edify the Body, not tear down, destroy, take advantage, humiliate or put on a show.

Whenever God has given me a word of warning for someone, He has always told me to assure them they could escape judgment by repenting for their sin. (Isaiah 38:1-6; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32) This is exactly how He would lead Ezekiel to speak on His behalf.  God would always have Ezekiel tell the people to meet the conditions of grace and they would live.  If they refused, they would die and it would be their own fault, not God's. (Ezekiel 3:18-21) God is a good God. (Psalm 145:8,9)

Also, whenever I have received a vision, dream or prophetic word for someone, I was never seeking them.  I was either seeking the Lord or going about my daily affairs and minding my own business.  The Gifts of the Spirit occur spontaneously only as the Spirit wills.  It is unscriptural and dangerous to seek any kind of spiritual experiences or manifestations.  People in the Bible did not do that so we shouldn't do that.  The one who does so will be accommodated by Satan. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

A Target Rich Environment for Satan and Demon Powers

It is highly unadvisable for anyone to attempt to stand in the Office of the Prophet if not anointed to do so by the Lord Jesus Christ. There would be no supernatural grace or anointing to endure the persecution, false accusation, misunderstanding and rejection that accompanies this Office. (Ezekiel 3:8,9) The Office of the Prophet is a target rich environment for Satan and demon powers operating through rebellious human beings.

God told Ezekiel that He would give him a forehead "as an adamant harder than flint."  (Ezekiel 3:8,9) This was because he was going to have to stand up and give the Lord's warnings of pending judgment to some of the most rebellious, self-willed, hard-headed people in the history of humanity.  It takes an even harder-headed Prophet to stand up to a hard-headed rebel.  

God is faithful to give this same hard-headed attitude to His Prophets today. The Prophet is confrontational and needs a hard head to do his or her job obediently, diligently and effectively.  Without this special grace, one would buckle under the horrendous persecution and rejection that frequently follows the Office of the New Testament Prophet. 

Presently there are no less than four individuals, three of them Pastors, who watch my itinerary to determine where I will be next. All four of these individuals I have confronted in the past for either sexual sin, misappropriation of Ministry funds or for not walking in love and abusing their fellow man. Once one of them locates me they begin the process of calling local Pastors where I will be ministering and fabricating stories in an attempt to destroy my credibility with those Pastors in order to destroy my Ministry. 

Fortunately, most Pastors are mature enough to not fall for this type of ungodly behavior, realizing the greater the demonstration of the Holy Spirit in one's Ministry, the greater the persecution. Still, to have something like this type of punitive behavior thrust upon you year in and year out is difficult indeed. Without the help of the Holy Spirit it would be overwhelming and unbearable. 

The Prophet's Office is also confrontational but not adversarial.

In the early 1990's the founder and President of the world's largest Christian television network was using deceptive, illegal tactics for raising finances for his television ministry. One of my own family members was robbed of a significant sum by his tactics. She had sent a certain amount of money to one of the ministries that produced programs for airing on that network, a leading Prophecy teacher, author and Minister. The money was sent to the Minister in care of the television Ministry, to the address that appears at the bottom of the television screen. In exchange she was to receive two books and a receipt for her tax deductible donation. 

When the check cleared the bank and the books and receipt did not arrive after many weeks, she contacted the noted Prophecy teacher. He responded to us as follows. 

"I apologize that you did not receive your books or receipt as promised by my Ministry. Sadly, I never did receive your check or your book order. When monetary offerings or even product orders are sent to the television network's address in our names, we, the program producers and Ministers, never even see them. The product orders are discarded - thrown away. If you paid by check, (the President) turns the check over and stamps, "Pay to the order of (name withheld) Broadcasting Network" and deposits the money into his ministry account. This is illegal but has been his practice for years. I personally have confronted him on many occasions concerning this, but he refuses to change this practice. Enclosed please find, at no further expense to you, the books you ordered. In the future please send all orders and donations directly to our Ministry address and not to the television network. That is the only way of assuring they will arrive safely."

I patiently took this matter to the Lord in prayer. I wanted to be sure I did not react in the flesh to such ungodly thievery.  I wanted to be absolutely sure I was being led by the Holy Spirit when I responded to the television network President. I myself had recently preached on this television network with tremendous response and had been invited to return. 

I was well aware that I was facing the potential for not being invited back by confronting the President of the network in any way.

After three months of waiting on the Lord He spoke into my spirit, "Address him thru his attorney." 

I did as the Lord instructed and informed the network President's attorney of what he was doing. I explained to him what I have shared with you, the reader. I went into even greater detail concerning what the noted Prophecy author had revealed to us concerning the President's illegal money-raising practices. The attorney assured me he would address the matter with the President, which he did. 

Immediately the President stopped the illegal money-raising practices and moved to a different money-raising formula. 

I then received a letter from the television network informing me that I would no longer be ministering the Gospel on their television stations. 

As I said above, it is highly unadvisable for anyone to attempt to stand in the Office of the Prophet if not anointed to do so by the Lord Jesus Christ. There would be no supernatural grace or anointing to endure the persecution, false accusation, misunderstanding and rejection that accompanies this Office. 

The Ministry of the Prophet is confrontational at times and does indeed create a target rich environment for Satan and demon powers operating through rebellious human beings.

See the book by Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, "He Gave Gifts Unto Men. A Biblical Perspective of Apostles, Prophets and Pastors," for a greater understanding of the Office of the Prophet. It is quite possibly the most informative book ever written for those who seek clarity concerning the Office of the New Testament Prophet. 

I will go so far as to say if you are called to the Prophet's Office and do not study that book, you will forfeit standing in your Office with excellence.  Since it was first published in 1992, I have carried my copy with me everywhere I have gone in life and ministry, studying it over and over again.

"Whether or not they listen, at least they'll know a Prophet's been here. But don't be afraid of them, son of man, and don't be afraid of anything they say.  Don't be afraid when living among them is like stepping on thorns or finding scorpions in your bed.  Don't be afraid of their mean words or their hard looks.  They're a bunch of rebels.  Your job is to speak to them. Whether they listen is not your concern.  They're hardened rebels." (Ezekiel 2:5-7, Message Bible)


Chapter 15: Back to the Fire Pit Dream in Albuquerque

Now, let's go all the way back to my waking up from the Fire Pit dream in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1984. I knew that very moment, sitting on that bed, I was all through with the way the world does things.  I gave God my word that I would never again tamper with precious, eternal human lives for pride or money.  Never again would I let pride or fear keep me from obeying Him when it came to someone’s eternal destiny.  From then on when I stood on a stage or a platform it would be in humility, to boldly preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  From then on when He sent me to speak to someone, one on one, or to rooms full of people, I would not fear rejection, what they could do to me through persecution or what they might think of me.  I would go with their best interest in mind, not my own, no matter how big or small they might be! 

I got on the telephone immediately from my high-dollar hotel room.  I informed the tour manager that he was going to have to find someone else to bring that semi-truck back to Las Vegas. I was unwilling to ever drive that truck again.  I got on an airplane that day and flew back to Las Vegas.  I was going to find a Pastor and a Church where I could learn everything possible about teaching and preaching the Gospel.

Flying Right Back into the Will of God   

During the flight home I became increasingly better physically.  The symptoms of nausea, dizziness and sickness steadily subsided.  It seemed that every mile I flew was another mile flown back into the will of God.  I just kept getting better and better physically.  By the time that plane landed at McCarran Int’l Airport in Las Vegas, I had been completely and supernaturally healed of all sickness.  Absolutely every physical symptom of sickness was gone and I was completely restored.  What a relief it was to be back in the revealed will of God.

The curse of disobedience had been supernaturally reversed.  Finally, I had gotten the message.  NO MORE FEAR. NO MORE COMPROMISE! 

"Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered." (Hebrews 5:8)


Chapter 16:  Obedience Doesn't Cost, It Pays!

Soon after my return home from Albuquerque, I received a phone call from the entertainer’s manager for whom I had been working.  He was placing the call on behalf of the entertainer who wanted me to come back to work.  Only this time he didn’t want me to just drive his semi-trucks.  He wanted me to manage that aspect of his operation.  No more driving for me.   All I had to do was to make sure that the trucks and drivers were where they had to be, when they had to be there.  I expressed my appreciation for their confidence in me.   However, in obedience to the revealed will of God, I respectfully declined his offer. 

Turning the pressure up a bit, his Manager said, in essence, “John, I don’t think you realize what you’re refusing.  Money is no problem here.  We will supply you with everything you need to keep this equipment available to us.  (Entertainer’s name) is offering to set you up with a trucking business to facilitate him.  Once you’re in with him, other contracts will become available to you as well.  This can turn into other things for you.  We’re talking about a lot of money for you, John. I don't think you know what you're doing refusing this offer.” 

Again, I expressed my appreciation; only this time I told him why I would not be able to accept his generous offer.  I told him how the Lord had dealt with me strongly and that I was obediently going in another direction.  I told him that I was now focusing on a Bible education to prepare me for Ministry.  Although bowled over by my non-acceptance of such a lucrative “once-in-a-lifetime” offer, he reluctantly accepted my decision. 

I soon received excellent training for the Ministry directly under Dr. Hagin at his Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Lord then set me in the Office of the Pastor for over two decades.  This was to help me to understand firsthand the challenges and difficulties Pastors endure on behalf of their congregations.  Certainly this has prepared me to be more sensitive to other Pastors as I serve them through the Ministry Offices in which I also now stand. I have nothing but appreciation and compassion for sincere Pastors who are truly called of God and who are not in it for the money or to put on a show. Pastoring is not only the most important job in the earth, it is the most difficult.

Over thirty years after having refused my former employer’s “once-in-a-lifetime” offer, I am still faithfully walking out my decision.  I will obey the Almighty, preaching and teaching His Word until He calls me home to be with Him.  The high-dollar trucking business I refused will come back to me in the form of trucks for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ if that is the will of God. Either way, no act of obedience to the Most High God ever goes un-rewarded. 

Obedience always sets the stage for the miraculous!

The laying on of the angel's hand three times, falling under the power of God for nearly three full days, supernatural deliverance from drug and alcohol addiction, Jesus Christ personally appearing with two majestic, powerful angels and commissioning me to the work of the Ministry, a dramatic, supernatural Holy Spirit Baptism, the Albuquerque Fire Pit revelation, the authoritative voice of God that accompanied it and additional visitations of Jesus to guide me personally and to reveal future, coming events concerning His Church have indeed changed my life forever. 

Yet still, some "people of faith" simply do not believe my Divinely-granted visitations and experiences and many Christians, including Ministers, have actually made a point of going out of their way to tell me so!

A Scriptural Mandate to Walk in Love

In the Fall of 2011, after relocating this Ministry to Nashville, Tennessee, one well known Word of Faith Pastor called me to say he had "serious questions" about my being slain in the Spirit for three days, my multiple visitations of Jesus, my Ministry calling, my confrontations with the Tulsa Pastor and others, as well as my overall supernatural testimony.  

He was very offended, surprisingly disrespectful and even demanded that I not show up in his church services. 

He actually ridiculed and mocked both my testimony and calling to the point where I respectfully declined to answer any more of his fear filled, insulting questions.  

Like many Word of Faith Ministers, this Pastor apparently overlooked the fact that his mentor and mine, Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, did not produce such excellent teachings on the Ministry of the Prophet to simply magnify his own calling as a Prophet.  

Dr. Hagin produced his teachings in order that the younger Prophets would learn from his knowledge, his experiences and from the many times Jesus Christ appeared to him, personally teaching him about the Office of the Prophet

Dr. Hagin produced his teachings on the Office of the Prophet for the express purpose of training the younger Prophets to stand in their Offices with excellence.

Sadly, in spite of the fact that Dr. Hagin spent the last decades of his life diligently writing books to instruct younger Prophets, many fearful Word of Faith Ministers and believers will receive no other Prophet than Dr. Hagin himself, and perhaps one other individual whom Dr. Hagin personally endorsed as a Prophet.  For the most part this is because they have not personally studied Dr. Hagin's teachings on the Office of the Prophet and are therefore unable to properly recognize the Prophet's Office.  

Why have they not carefully studied the Office of the Prophet?  Because they have neither the characteristics, the qualifications nor the calling to that Office themselves.  So, being called as Pastors, Teachers and/or Evangelists, they have limited themselves to studying Dr. Hagin's teachings on the subject of faith alone. This has left them without knowledge of the Prophet's Office and at a severe disadvantage. 

One thing must be kept in mind at all times.  Even if we question or do not understand someone's calling, we still have a Scriptural mandate to remain dignified, to be respectful and to walk in love toward that individual. As Believers we don't get to pick and choose who we're going to walk in love towards.  Part-time obedience is fulltime disobedience.  Jesus said we are to walk in love fulltime.  Part-time love walkers don't qualify for fulltime benefits.

"I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you, too, should love one another. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you love one another, if you keep on showing love among yourselves." (John 13:34-35)

Refusing to walk in love will cause one's faith to promptly shut down. (Galatians 5:6)  It is not possible to have mountain-moving faith by refusing to walk in mountain-moving love. (Mark 11:25) One could easily end up on a collision course with the Holy Spirit by refusing to walk in love towards anyone for any reason, but especially towards God's chosen Prophets. (Psalm 105:15; 1 Corinthians 11:31-32)

In the Book of Acts when the High Priest, the Captain of the Temple and the Chief Priests took counsel to destroy the Apostles for publicly declaring their position on Scripture, a man stood in their defense.  He was a Pharisee, a Doctor of God's Law who was honored by everyone.  His name was Gamaliel.  He had personally tutored the Apostle Paul in the Scriptures from Paul's childhood. (Acts 22:3)  

Rabbi Gamaliel gave the following inspired counsel.  Counsel which is quite applicable today for those who, through fear, spiritual pride or lack of knowledge, resist and show contempt for the one God Himself has chosen to stand in the Office of the Prophet.

"So I'm telling you: Hands off these men!  Let them alone. If this program or work is merely human, it will fall apart.  But if it is of God, there is nothing you can do about it - and you better not be found fighting against God." (Acts 5:38-39, Message Bible)


Chapter 17:  All Dressed Up in Beautiful Testimonies

One man who heard me give my testimony on television confronted me in the television studio to tell me none of these things actually occurred to me. He told me I was lying.  

Another man, a Pastor, rebuked me for sharing one of my visitations of Jesus with a large group of Pastors.  He referred to my miraculous testimony as "your self-promoting ways."

One notable, highly-recognized Word of Faith Pastor from Nashville, Tennessee, a long-time personal friend of Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin of all things, actually called me to say I was no longer welcome in his Church because he did not believe my miraculous, Last Day's testimony which you are reading here on our John Hamel Ministries website. 


This same Nashville Pastor sells books by Maria Woodworth-Etter in his Church bookstore. Maria Woodworth-Etter was also miraculously overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit and frozen in place for a three-day period, even as I was.  Yet, somehow, this dear, modern day unbelieving Pastor cannot seem to believe that Jesus Christ Who is the same yesterday, today and forever could have performed the very same miracle for me. (Hebrews 13:8)

Another Brother in the Lord became quite agitated with me for sharing some of the miraculous ways the Lord has intervened in my life these past decades. He told me I was out of order for doing so. He accused me of trying to draw attention to myself.  He freely expressed his belief that I was doing so to make myself look good. 

He could not have been more wrong. He assumed the worst and completely misread my heart as to why I share these miracle testimonies.

On April 15, 2009 the Master, Jesus, came into my Harwich, Massachusetts study while I was preparing for a Wednesday evening service.  Although He did not actually appear to me as He has done on many other occasions, Christ's Glory filled my study and I became overwhelmingly aware of His presence. 

After over 30 years of these Divinely granted visitations and supernatural experiences I have become well acquainted with the presence of the Lord.  

As I sat there overcome by His presence, I clearly heard his voice within my spirit say, "I want you to get your testimonies together and I want you to give them to the people. After you have given your testimonies I want you to pray for the people." 

I gave Him my word that day that I would follow His instructions and began to more openly share some of my supernatural testimonies with His Church.

God did not give me any of these miraculous experiences to make me look good. Nor do I share them to try and make myself look good. 

I share them to obey Jesus, first and foremost. Secondly, I share them to encourage the people to faith and to help them to believe. By no means would I ever share them to make myself look good!

What looks good about being so bound up in drugs, alcohol, demon spirits, compulsive human behavior and  basic human stupidity that God had to send an angel to set me free? 

What looks so good about having Jesus and two angels actually appear to me, commissioning me to the work of the Ministry only to have Almighty God have to personally rebuke me for not cooperating with that supernatural visitation and commission?  

How does that make me look good? 

Personally, I think the Lord having to visit me so supernaturally makes me look like a bit of a blockhead. 

If I were going to make up a story to make myself look good, I would do a much better job than that. 

Like everyone else, God chose me because He loved me, yes, but also because I am foolish, weak, base and despised, not because I am special. (1 Corinthians 1:26-31) 

If there was anything special about me that captured God's attention it was my special ignorance!

God did not give me these supernatural testimonies to make me look good. 

He gave them to me to make Himself look good and to help people to believe.  

No one has any right to glory in the way God uses them.  

Nor does anyone have any right to criticize who God chooses to use or how He chooses to use them.

No one. 

Beautiful Testimonies Intended to Help Many People

God raised up Joseph from a terrible, terrible predicament and gave him supernatural favor with Pharaoh by revealing the future to him through Joseph. But it wasn't to make Joseph look good. God had a plan. Look what the Bible says Pharaoh did for Joseph in turn for his supernatural assistance.

"So Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'You're the man for us. God has given you the inside story - no one is as qualified as you in experience and wisdom. From now on, you're in charge of my affairs; all my people will report to you. Only as King will I be over you.'  So Pharaoh commissioned Joseph: 'I'm putting you in charge of the entire country of Egypt.'  Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his finger and slipped it on Joseph's hand. He outfitted him in robes of the best linen and put a gold chain around his neck.  He put the second-in-command chariot at his disposal, and as he rode people shouted 'Bravo!'  Joseph was in charge of the entire country of Egypt.  Pharaoh told Joseph, 'I am Pharaoh, but no one in Egypt will make a single move without your stamp of approval.'" (Genesis 41:39-44, Message Bible) 

The ring Pharaoh gave to Joseph had a seal with the King's name on it.  With it Joseph could write his own ticket, transacting business as if he were Pharaoh himself. 

The "linen" robes he gave to Joseph were actually made of silk. These were garments worn only by the King Himself. No one but Joseph was allowed to wear these robes because it made one equal to the King.

The gold chain given to Joseph by Pharaoh was a symbol of great dignity and honor. It was worn only by Pharaoh's official appointees and individuals of the highest rank and esteem. 

Now, with the exception of Pharaoh, no one in the world had more power than Joseph. No one!

Why did God supernaturally put Joseph in position to where Pharaoh would give him that ring, those robes, that chain and that kind of unlimited authority? Why did God dress Joseph in that powerful testimony? To make him look good? So he could self-promote himself? So he could draw attention to himself? 

Joseph answered those questions himself when his brothers, who had hatefully sold him into Egyptian slavery eighteen years earlier, discovered he was now the second most powerful man in the world.

"Then the brothers went in person to him, threw themselves on the ground before him and said, 'We'll be your slaves.'  Joseph replied, 'Don't be afraid. Do I act for God?  Don't you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now - life for many people.  Easy now, you have nothing to fear.'" (Genesis 50:20, Message Bible)

Here Joseph reveals to his brothers exactly why God Himself dressed him up so handsomely, not only with high-dollar clothes and jewelry, but with one of the most powerful testimonies ever recorded in the history of humanity. 

It wasn't to make Joseph look good. It was for the sake of "life for many people", even as Joseph said.

God actually used Joseph's horrible circumstances to bring him before Pharaoh for a supernatural promotion which would result in saving the nation of Israel from yet another satanic attempt at genocide. 

Had Satan been able to kill Israel off through that worldwide drought, there would be no chance of sending God's promised Redeemer through them. (Genesis 3:15) The world would be up a creek without a paddle! You wouldn't be reading this today.

God dressed Joseph up in that powerful testimony for the same reason He dresses people up in powerful testimonies today -to help many people. Period. God did not dress me or anyone else in a powerful testimony to make some man look good. God dresses his children up in powerful testimonies to draw attention to Himself and His desire to help many people. End of story. (Revelation 12:11)

I have shared just some of the awe-inspiring, heart breaking and even wonderful testimonies God has clothed me in to help you to see that God always prefers to bless His children, leading them away from unnecessary suffering, tragedy and even premature death. 

You may read many more of my supernatural testimonies at the JHM Online Bible Training Centre on this web site. 

Sadly, some will not listen when God sends a word of supernatural warning through His messengers. However, on a much happier note, there are those who are humble and will listen when the Holy Spirit warns of coming tragedy for unconfessed sin, disobedience and compromise. 

I encourage you, reader. Pay the price of obedience and walk confidently with the Lord. Live a long life. Live a strong life.  

As my highly esteemed mentor and Teacher, Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin always said, "Obedience doesn't cost. It pays!"

Great Spiritual Awakening is on the horizon. Also like the Prophet Ezekiel, Jesus Christ caught me up between Heaven and Earth for forty-five minutes in 2004 and showed it to me. (Ezekiel 8:3; 11:24,25; 37:1) He is coming soon.  Every hour for saving souls and conforming to the revealed will of God for our personal lives is crucial.  There’s just no time for looking back, compromising or disobeying.

Jesus said, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is fit for the Kingdom of God.”  (Luke 9:62)

Are you doing your own thing or are you doing God's thing? You are going to spend Eternity based upon how effectively you did God's thing while you were here in this earth for your brief probationary period. 

Soon you'll stand before Him in judgment and have rewards given or rewards taken away, all based upon how obedient you were while living on planet earth. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10)

"Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain who build it." (Psalm 127:1)


Chapter 18:  A Closing Word of Caution Concerning Supernatural Guidance

Throughout this testimony I referred to the authoritative voice of God, dreams, visions, trances, etc.  Although these are ways that God can guide Believers today, they are not the primary way.  God guides Believers today primarily through the written Word of God and through the Inner Witness of the Holy Spirit. Even Prophets are to be primarily led by the Inner Witness of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

However, there are times when the written Word of God does not address a specific situation.  For example, if you needed to know whether or not it was God’s will for you to relocate to another city, you simply will not find Scripture telling you whether or not to do so.  Therefore, you should make your decision and tell the Lord about it.  Then give Him a few days to let you know whether you have made the right decision or not. 

If you have “peace” about the relocation down in your spirit and it’s for legal and moral purposes, God is telling you “Yes.”  If you have “unrest” about the relocation, then God is telling you “No.”  A simpler way to say this is, “If your gut is telling you YES, God is telling you YES.  If your gut instinct is telling you NO, God is telling you NO.”  God’s peace is His “Yes.”  Unrest is His “No.”  Going against this form of guidance will result in disappointment or tragedy every time. 

This is the primary way that God guides ALL Believers when there is no Scripture telling them what to do.  This can be seen in the following verses of Scripture.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." (Romans 8:14)

This verse of Scripture could also read just as easily, “The sons and the daughters of God are led by the Spirit of God.”  It does not say, “The sons and the daughters of God are led by the Authoritative Voice of God.”  Although the Authoritative Voice is one way God can guide, IT IS NOT THE PRIMARY WAY.  Here’s a verse from the Amplified Bible that will help you.

“And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds] ...” (Colossians 3:15, Amplified Bible)

Here the Apostle Paul teaches that Believers are to let “peace” act as an “umpire” concerning all questions that they have.  Everyone knows what an umpire does.  An umpire lets the players know whether they are “safe” or “out.”  The Holy Spirit is the Inner Umpire if one is Born Again.  The Believer makes a decision as to what to do.  Then they give the Inner Umpire enough time to let them know whether they are “safe” or “out.”  He’ll do this through “peace” or “unrest” deep down inside.  Some call this “intuition” or “gut instinct.”

Although I have been led at times by voices, visions and Angels, these are not the primary ways He guides me daily.  Primarily, I am led by the “peace” or “unrest” of the Inner Umpire.  This is the primary way He guides all Believers. No one in the Bible was ever praying to hear a voice, to see a vision or to be visited by an Angel when it happened to them.  God alone determines when these types of guidance are necessary.  I encourage those who have read this testimony to not insist on voices, visions or Angels.  I never have.  I never will.  If you do, Satan just might accommodate you. 

Stay safe with the Inner Umpire’s “peace” or “unrest.”  If you need anything more than that, you can trust our Heavenly Father to get it to you!  

Don’t miss His SUPERNATURAL inward “peace” or “unrest” by insisting upon more SPECTACULAR forms of New Testament guidance.  Guidance doesn’t have to be spectacular for it to be supernatural.

For much more detailed teaching on the subject of Supernatural Biblical Guidance, visit our John Hamel Ministries Online Bible Training Centre.  Once there, click on "Supernatural Guidance."

Prayer of Commitment  

"Father show me any area of my life where I am in disobedience, rebellion, selfishness, pride or ignorance. I want to know if I have deceived myself in any way. If I have been pursuing Your plan but have been doing so for my own selfish purposes, I want to know that as well. I want to know Your perfect will for my life and I want to be sure I am pursuing it for Your purposes, not my own. 

"Show me, enlighten me, warn me of any area where I am off track and with Your help I will begin to fix it immediately. I would rather be warned than to be judged. Thank you for what I have learned in this Bible-based book. I commit to make application of it beginning this very moment, in Jesus' Strong Name." 



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