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I love Brother Hunnings!

Hi everyone!

Brother Zoli has been reading my father’s biography.  He sent me an excerpt from the book (below), and added a brief comment afterward.

Pastor John

 

BROTHER HUNNINGS GETS UNSAVED

One of the first people with whom my father discussed his revelation from God concerning the new and quickly-spreading doctrine of “getting saved” was Brother Hunnings. He found Brother Hunnings standing alongside a street and began to explain what God had said to him and how the truth had been revealed, not knowing what kind of reaction the older man would have. Brother Hunnings kept looking down, listening in silence, his handlebar mustache curling up on his cheeks.

When my father finished talking, he stood still and waited for Brother Hunnings’ response. The elder pondered for a few moments what had been told him, his face turned down toward the ground. At length he said very calmly, “Now, let me see if I understand what you’re saying.” With that, he made an “X” in the dirt with the toe of his shoe and said, “This ‘X’ is the filling station.” Then with the toe of his shoe he drew a line in the dirt, saying, “After we’re filled, we live in this world until we die or Jesus comes.” And with that, he drew another “X” at the end of the line. “And that is the saving station. You’re saying that the saving station is at the end of the line, not at the beginning.”

My father said, “You’ve got it!” Brother Hunnings began to help him preach the new message everywhere they went.

 

I love it!! :)))

Zoli

 

 

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No Vision

Hi Pastor John,

I loved your testimony tonight.  When thinking about my “visions”, I remember knowing shortly after I started coming to your meetings that this truth is the only thing that has ever given my life direction.  I love this truth!  God put it in my heart to want to know the truth when He started talking to me at the Lutheran Church, as He was drawing me to his son and out of Christianity. 

Thank you God for loving me, Us!

Randell

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Good morning!

Last night was a really wonderful message, and it had the same feeling to it as what Jesus told me the other day.  Sunday night, when my family and I got that sick stomach bug thing, I cried and prayed, and Jesus said to “Trust me for everything!”  It was something you would’ve heard with a smile, full of encouragement and love. It had a sweet feeling to it.  That’s how last night felt. If I trust him for everything, then I trust what he does and will do for my life!  Such a great reminder and double up on that feeling!

I’m so thankful that Jesus cares enough to stop and think about each of us and what we need when we need it.  It’s also similar to the feelings I had listening to the Father and Son CD yesterday with the song “Ask of Me”… The Father and Son had everything, but they wanted someone to share it with – us!  Anyone with that power to create you, when you didn’t have to exist, has the power to create that life to be wonderful, and I don’t want to mess that up with my own plans.  I’m content right now, this morning, to sit and not have a “vision” for my life!

Leah

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Morning Pastor John!

Hope all of you are warm and cozy in NC.  The fire looks wonderful on fb.

Last night after the meeting, I was soaking up everything you were teaching us. It was so good! I kept thinking about what you said about having “No vision”.  I thought to myself, ” Ha!  Imagine saying that to this world.”  Have no vision and lose your mind! Then I had the most wonderful thought.

This is exactly what Jesus meant about his speaking in parables.  This is for His children. This is for us.  To really take that in took my breath away.  This is for us! I am so overwhelmed and humbled to be part of God’s chosen.  It was like Jesus let this sink in a little deeper in my heart.  Last night I just felt so loved and so … chosen.  Whew I just want to let it all go and float up to Jesus.

Please say a prayer for me Pastor John.  I want more of Jesus and NONE of me.  I want to live.

Beth

 

 

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The Schoolmaster

Hey good afternoon.

 Just been reading in Galatians chapter 3 vs. 22-29. It’s good when things are plain.  Paul was talking about the “schoolmaster” (the law) and how we don’t need it anymore because Jesus took over. It was good feeling!  Thank God. 😄

Greg C.

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Homosexuality and the Bible

http://www.goingtojesus.com/site/php/homosexualityandthebible.html

Good morning!

My family and I read your tract, “Homosexuality and the Bible”, this morning.  This tract is so good for this time in history.  I sure hope it gets into the hands of those who yearn for purity.  What a relief to their souls it will be.

Tim

 

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Being Human

Hey There, 

I just stumbled across this email I sent about a year and a half ago. Felt good reading it again. I read it and thought, wow, that’s exactly how I feel today, still! 😉 

I really, really appreciate you John, for doing your part. If we all do our part, we are all going to be fine now, and in times to come. 

Paul

Date: September 25, 2013

Pastor John,

I wanted to share something that happened to me while I was traveling this week.

I was in my hotel room with Jacob, after leaving the job site. I haven’t watched TV in a very long time, probably months.

I was watching the History channel and every commercial that came on I had to mute. They were terrible. Jacob was on his iPad, not paying much attention to me. I found myself having to turn the station while commercials came on because they were so filthy!  I began tell myself “humans are terrible! How far will they go?”

It seemed like the few months I have stopped watching TV it has doubled in perverseness, most all commercials, programs, and even to the news anchors!

I felt the spirit tell me “you are not human!” It felt so right! All I could say was “Thank you Jesus! I’m not human!”

Humans, and the nature that comes with “human beings” is all about them, all perverse in some way or another. I could rally feel in that, that I’m a new creature! 

It’s more than words can say, or that I can write down. All the problems I have had or that you see others struggling with is human nature. There has never has been true happiness and fellowship in human feelings.

It’s so, so much more than I can describe. Human feelings are always up and down, sad and happy. Never each for a long time, but always unsettled. The only true happiness and fellowship comes from Jesus, not any promotion and advancement from human positions, or friendships at work etc..

This human body was only created as a vehicle for my spirit to do God’s will. This body is at war with that daily.  As much as I love the feelings from God, the flesh hates them.

I’m only here to do my part for God, teach my young children His ways, and to be available to do all that He wants. And there is plenty of time to do it all. 

I came from a very busy, fast-paced life. I know most people have seen that in me over the past years. But this past year, being brought down to zero, and being re-built, has been a true miracle.  My thoughts and feelings are so different.  I used to have my mind so over-worked and smoking at times, where I couldn’t even think, being in that condition I was unable most of the time to hear Jesus speak.  I’m learning that there is a way to work hard and still hear and see what Jesus is wanting. The job Jesus has me doing now, (which is great!):-) never ends.  When I come home from working my job that I have, to provide for my family, I start taking care of them in a little different way.  My care for them never stops. They need me doing both.

I’m just saying, I love having my mind on the things of God, wherever this human body is.  That’s doable!  I love listening to the Old Testament study in my work truck. The people back then are us! We have the one thing they were missing, and we can do it!  Jesus said so!  Sure love you all!

Very satisfied,

Paul 🙂

 

 

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Old Testament Study

Morning Pastor John!

I hope you’re feeling well. I am reading Kings and the paperwork from Your OT class. I hope to see your pictures from Israel sometime. I am amazed at how many people in the OT had such amazing experiences with God, and then turned away. Too many thoughts and feelings to put in a letter! I am really enjoying learning about God’s feelings and desires. I hope you have a sweet day today!

Beth
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Thank you, Beth. It is a wonderful thing to see you enjoying your study of the Old Testament so much.

Pastor John
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It has really helped me understand God’s feelings and wants for us. I used to feel like God was very hard (ha! kinda like I felt about you…never really put that together) now I can’t believe how much He loves us.

Beth
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Oh Beth! Well, my goal is to be able to say what Jesus once said: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” I mean that the way Preacher Clark meant it when he asked a congregation, years ago, “Has anybody seen God in you lately?”

Pastor John

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Sometimes, Evil Wins

Pastor John,

I have really enjoyed our Old Testament study.  Thanks for all the time you put in it so that we can learn the bible.  Jimmy has done a nice job.  We read the story of Ahab, Jezebel and Naboth.  I remember when you told us that evil does win sometimes.  That’s what I thought about when I read that story.  Naboth was righteous and he died by the hands of the unrighteous.  Ahab and Jezebel may have thought they could get by, but no one ever does.  Jesus is our near kinsman. 😉

Natalie
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Amen, Natalie.  The old saying, “He who laughs last laughs best”, comes to mind when I think of this terrifying portion of scripture:

Proverbs 1:24-28 KJV
[24] Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; [25] But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: [26] I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; [27] When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. [28] Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:”

Let the world and even unwise children of God laugh and mock us; only, dear God, may we never hear the Almighty laugh at our calamity and mock at our fear!  May He always be our Redeemer, our avenging Near Kinsman!

Pastor John

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Merciful without Sin

MERCIFUL WITHOUT SIN

“Every high priest . . . is able to deal gently with the ignorant and misguided

because he, too, is encompassed with weakness.”

Hebrews 5:1–2

When we know ourselves, we are merciful to others. Until we come to know ourselves, however, we usually are not so merciful.  People who are proud of how good they have always been are the least merciful and the most impatient with those who fail. One of my earliest feelings about the Lord was wonder, when I thought about how merciful and patient he is, and yet, he never sinned. How did Jesus come to be so incredibly forgiving without first being humbled by failures of his own?

What Jesus told his disciples really is true: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.”

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I love this John.

To love mercy and to walk humbly with our God is a blessed and wonderful thing. To be able to have mercy without sinning is nothing short of miraculous. Oh, for us to have hearts of mercy, yet still walk in God’s holy standards, upright in His integrity! That takes God’s power – it’s impossible for man.

As you said here, if we don’t know ourselves (that is, how much we are being held up by Him every moment, every day), we can become proud. Proud of how good we are doing (compared to other people that we think are “blowing it”). 

When it gets that way, and we are puffed up, I believe it can benefit our proud heart if we have a BIG fall, and then, if we are wise, it can be a stepping stone to learning the mercy of God. When we have fallen, we learn how precious mercy is. But to learn it without falling,  like Jesus did… woo hoo, what a short-cut to life in the highest!

Thank you for sharing this – it really felt good.

Gary

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Pastor John,

Whew. This [Pastor John’s message, “Mercy without Sin”] is the truth, and I am still learning it. That pride messes up everything!  That is a new thought to me, what you said at the end about how Jesus is so merciful, yet he never sinned. My, what great compassion, and what great love.  It makes me think of that song, “To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, that’s all I ask, to be like him.”  And Jesus loves people.

Donna

 

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He Did Not Glorify Himself

“No one takes this honor upon himself, but one who is called of God, as in the case of Aaron.  Likewise, even Christ did not glorify not himself to be made high priest; but He who said unto him, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you.'” Hebrews 5:4-5

Dear friends, “Come, let us reason together.”  If either of the doctrines of “the Holy Trinity” or “Oneness” was true, if the Father and the Son were actually, somehow, the same Being, then the man of God who wrote the book of Hebrews would never have thought to write the above verses.

jdc

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The Meeting this Morning (February 15, 2015)

Hi John,

What a wonderful song by the children today, and sweet hugs for everyone 🙂 What  wonderful feelings in his sweet holy Ghost!  I love sweet fellowship in his holy way that he has given us.  It makes life worth living.  He cares how his people feel and live together with one another.  I thank Jesus for the spring of living water and the “joy unspeakable” that he has shed abroad in our hearts by the power of the word that his Father gave him!!!  What refreshing from above!  I love the beauty of holiness; it looks so beautiful on his people!  Oh, God, let us be a light to your people, a light that shines brighter and brighter every day with your love and peace and joy!!

How much more he is beyond the cross, all that he was raised up to obtain from his Father for us when he presented himself to his Father for our sins and was accepted of him.  How glorious that day was for every soul that is his, old testament and new!  I heard a saying the other day and it was, “You can’t teach someone what you know until they know how much you care.”  I know that when God called us, we fell in love with what we felt more than what we were hearing at the time. We did not know how much he cared for us until we felt how much his people cared for us, and then it became more than just a feeling.

Stuart

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Wow!  The meeting today was just overwhelming.  I loved watching everyone loving one another after all of what Jesus had brought us through.  I had tears and shouts of thankfulness.  Then how you helped the young ones.  It is what they really want.  The Praters singing together was beautiful.  I don’t have enough time or words to tell all that I seen and felt today.  Thanks Bro John for giving us and our children the best place on this earth to serve God and his Son! 😉

Natalie

 

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