Update, taken from my book Power, War, and Love

Religion

Prophecy and Tongues

I wanted to share with you what I have learned the hard way I might add, over forty six years about what we call the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I want to focus on prophecy and tongues. These gifts are mighty for the work of the kingdom, and I have a very broad experience in the area. Over the years I have heard false tongues made-up tongues, and I have probably heard more false or bad prophecies then most people have prophecy. This is also my responsibility, other words it is my duty. I will share my call with you from the Lord that I received February the seventh at 2: pm 1985.I have never shared it publicly until the last few month I will share it now to let you know that I am coming to you with a mandate, and with authority as one who is speaking for the Lord It is my responsibility to encourage you in these gifts.

I was on my knees before the Lord just praying, in general, I don’t remember what I was praying about.  I  think that I was more like just fellowshipping with the Lord  The Lord spoke to me in what I perceived to be an  audible voice  He said to me loud and clear   BOB! “I am calling you in to the ministry: calling you to be a prophet to go in and out among the people, A prophet unto the nations” at that point I was taken into A vision, and I saw many, many people just moving about in a very nice setting with streets, and large trees buses people just going about their business people just in their normal routine I saw nothing unusual about them. I did not see a Church. The Lord’s voice shook me, so I said;” Lord I want you to confirm this today by somebody.” I don’t know why I said that, and then I said no, Lord, I want you to confirm it right now by your word. My Bible was laying on a coffee table behind me, so I put my right hand over my eyes looking straight ahead and  put my left hand behind my back I reached down and flipped my Bible open. When I turned, I was shocked.  I looked down, and this verse was like glowing to me.

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations ( Jer 1:5) I was now after that, more scared than ever I’m not sure why maybe I feared the great responsibility, or just overwhelmed by the mighty voice of God.

I believe this was on Saturday because that night I went to a meeting in a pastors office a few men would meet to pray for the Sunday morning service. While we were praying the pastor said,” Bob,” did you know that the Lord called you to great ministry before you were ever born.” I said,” yes, and he said,” how did you know? I said,” the Lord spoke to me today and told me so.” He said,” can I see you in my office when we are finished? And I said,” Yes” This might be one of my most rememberable moments for me with a pastor it just throws hearing from God into a whole new arena.  The pastor said,” you said you head from God, Bob, “when I am preaching, and I say God said, I don’t really mean God said, or that I heard from God, or that God spoke to me I am just using an expression” So I don’t think you heard from God. This is truly something I’m standing before the man that Father God is using to confirm his word to me and to prophecy to me, and he had spoken the very word of God over my life. So now I needed to convince him that he was God’s voice to me at that moment. He could not believe what he prophesied. I say we should just always keep this school of learning the prophetic open for all of us.

They are nine spiritual gifts that are to be used in the Church, and they are: The word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, the gift of faith, the gift of healing, the gift of the working of miracles   the gift of prophecy the gift of the discerning of spirits the gift of different kind of tongues, and finally the gift of the interpretation of tongues.  Now if these magnificence spiritual gifts that the Lord has given us for the Church are working in the body of your Church than the body of your church will throw off these fruits, your Church will produce these nine  beautiful, desirable  hanging spiritual fruits from  its branches  after all, what else can spiritual gifts produce but spiritual fruit.

Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians5:22-23), my friend, can’t you just imagine people coming into your Church and feasting on this kind of Fruit.

As I said earlier, I want us to zero in and take a look at Prophecy: The Lord will use you to speak forth something that He, wants others to hear, you then become His voice.

I ask you, friend, can He count on you to be used?  Father wants you to Covet this gift of prophecy.” He wants to use you.

The apostle Paul said, “Brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.”(1Cor14:39)

The gift of prophecy is used by a child of God from time to time as he or she is yielded to the Holy Spirit and has developed his or her spirit by spending a lot of time in prayer and taking in the word of God which is spirit and life in, and that is what he wants flowing out of you, His encouraging words. When the Spirit moves, you move. You don’t need to have the gift of prophecy to prophecy.

Paul said, “For you may all prophesy one by one that all may learn, and then all may be comforted.” (1Cor14:31)  This takes patience and time to develop in the Church, but it is well worth it.but he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, exhortation, and comfort.” (1Cor14:3”)  That should be about the extent of it for those who are prophesying. Notice we need to be taught

The office of the prophet, out of the five-fold ministry, will, in most cases, operate in a little higher realm of revelation. He or she is God’s mouth. We may all prophesy, bu,t{ he gave  some prophets.]( Eph 4:11)

Now the One that stands in the office of the prophet will sometimes give direction but most of the time a higher level of encouragement. I have been used by the Lord a few times to call people into the ministry. I remember being caught up in the Spirit with the Lord one night, and He showed me a young man sitting at a table, and the Lord said, “I am calling this one into the ministry.” The next morning I was seated facing him at that same table. I had never seen this man or the table before.

The apostle Paul said, “Now you are the body of Christ and members in particular. And God has set some of you in the Church first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. (1Cor12:28) {Can you imagine a Church or anyone trying to do away with what God has set in order.}

And he gave some, { God gave} apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:. 1till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, (Eph4:11) I say never try to put a coma, where God has put a Period.

If we want to see these gifts working in our Churches, we need all five of these ministries to make a strong five-cylinder Church. With Pastor only you have a one cylinder. I can without a doubt tells you on February seventh at Two P.M.1985 Father God was steal calling men to these ministries.

The Old Testament prophet heard the audible voice of God; the New Testament prophet must be moved to speak by the Spirit. However, Our God is never limited.  I have heard the audible voice of God, but only a few times. The Spirit has spoken to my spirit several times, but most of the time you must prophesy out of the depths of your faith.

 “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.”(Rom16:6)

JUDGING PROPHECY

Judging Prophecy: Listen, listen, listen, the Lord taught me many years ago how to judge prophecies, and just how important it is. When someone gives you a word, of prophecy and you question it for any reason, throw it out. I asked what if it was from you. He said, if you question it walk away and if it is from me I will bring it back to you again, and it will be clear.  If you question it, Satan can still say has God said: “Has God indeed said”? Was that person right, was that God The devil will also bring confusion to your mind.  He will want to help you make the wrong decision and cause you to use poor judgment. Never try to put a prophecy together just to make it work. No matter who gives you the prophecy, if you question it let it die. The devil can bring much confusion to a prophecy. You might ask yourself did that word bring me edification, exhortation, and comfort. Let your spirit be the judge when it is the Lord you just know it.

Tongues the Power Gift

Paul said diver’s kinds of tongues, more than one. (Ch 12:10)

Paul said,” I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all.” (1cor14:18) thank God for this gift also. Paul is putting a big endorsement here on tongues, and so does Jesus.

Jesus said“And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.”(Mark 16:17) Any person that rejects this gift would be challenging the Master himself,

The gift of tongues that operates in the church brings forth a message from the Spirit of God. It becomes a prophecy when it’s interpreted; It is a very pure or a sure word of prophecy. Now, this gift is part of the nine gifts given to the church. This gift is to be used to speak to the body tongues and interpretations equal prophecies.  I think this is the purest form of prophecy I have been operating in this gift for many, many years. What makes it so pure, First of all when bringing forth the message in tongues by the Holy Spirit it is spontaneous flow. The interpretation is also spontaneous flow it will be the general message that was spoken in tongues you don’t have time to think. You just speak what you see before you. With me it is like a ticker-tape I cannot inject one thought of your own into it; I don’t get a chance because it comes so fast you just follow the words. The interpretation may come from someone else in the church, or the one that is speaking the tongues may bring it. When you are to bring the message or the interpretation, you may feel a little pressure build up inside by the Holy Spirit; this is the signal that the Holy Spirit wants to speak through you.

I have, on several occasions, been in desperate situations. While praying in tongues, the Holy Spirit would come upon me, and kick my pray tongues into another new Holy Spirit language and the Lord would speak back to me. He would speak very clearly through my own interpretation; which then becomes a prophecy.  Every time it was at a real point of need in my life, and always brought a great blessing from the Lord. Let me make this clear, I cannot do this at will, but I can always pray in tongues at will.

I want to share one such time when the Lord blessed me be on  my wildness imagine from my own interpretation. I had throat cancer about thirty-six years ago, and I had forty hits of radiation one  a day. I was told if it did not come back I would be ok well it was not too long before I started having pain starting in my shoulders, and then it spread to my neck and then to my head and up into my brain. This was scarey It got to be more pain then I could stand, and it was like it began speaking to me it got almost unbearable coupled with fear I think it was trying to say you are a dead man. I got up early on Friday morning,and I got in my prayer closet room and begin crying out to God, as usual, I started praying in tongues and after a while my prayer langue changed, and I started speaking in tongues, and the interpretation came upon me ,and out of my mouth the  Lord spoke by  the Holy Spirit, and said stand with me Bob –FOR- am standing with you.  Now, this was not my words at all or my thought, but out of my mouth. I set back I thought what does He mean to stand with me when I am the one with the problem. Just like that, it was quicken to me He is telling me I have already taken my stand on healing now will you stand with me. I said Lord I will stand. I got up Healed in one second for the rest of my life. I could not find a pain even if II tried How wonderful all fear is gone Peace, Rest, Joy came upon me all in one second I called and canceled my Monday appointment I have never been back to the Dr. It made me wish that I owned this gift of tongues, and interpretation I can tell you for sure that is wonderful, but you can’t make it work. on your own it is the Holy spirits gifts.

 I had a friend by the name of George Marshall He is now with the Lord, George and I were prayer partners, and together we were a ministry team we shared the same views when it comes to the word of God. We did deliverance ,and healing ministry together, we also led people to the Lord together. George ran the paint department at Ace Hardware for about fifteen years. He had like a corner in the store by himself, and he would preach or prophesy and lay hands on you for healing to about every customer they would leave there with something to read in there hands. He would by book by the case and give them out, and he had more sermons in his computer than he did paint mix formulas. I would of fired him, I say hats off, thumbs up  to Ace Hardware. George could sell paint thou I think Ace/George was the most effect church in our town for fifteen years. Getting back now to hearing from the Lord through your own interpretation That afternoon the day that the  Lord spoke to me and healed me George called and wanted me to go with him to a tent meeting in Fort Pierce Florida I didn’t want to go, but he talked me into it. George could find more meetings than any man I have ever seen, and if they used the name of God he was ready to go.

On the way to the meeting, I began to share with George how the Lord had healed me, and just how he when about speaking to me through tongues, and interpretation.  I zeroed in on what he was saying about taking a  stand. We talked together about what the Lord Jesus Christ has already done and that we need to stand on that, and then minister out of his finished  work. We got to the meeting it was in an open field an old run down the tent with about a dozen people, When the pastor spoke, he said he had to pay one hundred and twenty-five for the lot rent it was the last night, and he did not have it. I made sure I paid the rent. It did not look like much but then George had drug me to a lot of places. We set in the front row and a little lady who looked very poor by her appearance was playing the piano As she began to play, she said you know  you,just have to take a stand. and soon she was down  from the pulpit area   and marching up and down in front of George and me with no clue as to why saying you just have to take a stand; she got carried away with that statement, and we knew the Lord was speaking much encouragement to us for future ministry. I had just shared all this over, and over with George. The Pastor finally said you get back on the piano and I will do the preaching.I am sharing all of this to show how the Holy Spirit is always present and always working he heard what George and I talked about in the Car and is telling the little Lady on the piano what to say. If we could just learn to let him Him works.

Getting back to hearing by my own Interpretation than it is just explaining in the natural, what you heard in the spirit. Interpretation of tongues is used to speak for God and to bring an understanding of something spoken by the spirit. It comes in spontaneous flow, equal to prophesy.                                                             

Can everyone speak in tongues?  Probably not. I would say that ninety % of the Church body that prays in tongues cannot minister this speaking gift. It would be about the same percentage that can minister the gift of healing, or prophecy or any of the other nine gifts. The speaking gift is for the church and should operate in every church.

How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation and hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edification(1Cor14:26)

This gift of speaking and praying in tongues comes with the baptism or the immersion of the Holy Spirit when He comes upon you, and only Jesus can baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

John answered, “saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” (Luke3:16”) Jesus is our Holy Spirit baptizer.

Can all pray in tongues? I think so Jesus said that it would be a sign that follows the believer, Paul seems to think, so that is why Paul said to pray in the Spirit and pray in the understanding also. Even though you can’t speak forth with the ministry gift, Paul said different gifts of tongues, so we can all pray after receiving.

Paul said “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays but my understanding is unfruitful; what is it then? [Iwill do both;] I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.”(1 Cor. 14:14-15), Please notice this is two different things.  You can even learn to sing to the Lord in your spirit. Question: Should it be for everybody? Yes, we are to pray and sing with our spirit and with our understanding. God is not a respecter of persons. God is a Spirit, and it is your spirit coming directly together with His Spirit when you pray in tongues; Paul said you are speaking mysteries unto God.  Paul said praying in tongues edifies you, this builds your spirit up and fills it up; who doesn’t need that!

But you beloved build up yourself in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” Jude, (verse: 20) Praying in the Holy Ghost means your spirit touches his. If all could not do this, we would not be told to do so.  Can you interpret your own prayer tongue? Most say yes I say No, you cannot. Your own prayer tongue never gets interpreted When the Holy Ghost gives the word in tongues there will always be a languish change that gets interpreted. Can everyone interpreter? There again it is a Holy Spirit gift if you have it yes. We must leave room for the Holy Spirit to direct or redirect at any time he can come up on you at will and give anyone a message in tongues, and he can give you an interpretation at any time, and to anyone No one can own this gift.

 That is why Paul said to pray in the Spirit and pray for the understanding also. The tongues spoken by your spirit does not get interpreted because you are speaking mysteries unto God, mysteries are mysteries. You are just praying in your own spiritual langue. Tongues spoken while moved upon by the Holy Spirit should always be interpreted. The person that prays in tongues will, however, have a higher realm of understanding and revelation, and he will hear from God more clearly when he follows up by praying with the prayer of understanding. I have had this happen while playing in my prayer language the Holy Spirit would kick my tongue into a whole new language one of authority it would be no longer me praying, but the holy ghost would begin speaking when this happens the Lord will bring forth the interpretation. Tongues are the road that takes you to the place to get your most Holy faith. No wonder Paul said, “I thank my God that I speak in tongues more than you all.”

I want to share another story with you on speaking and interpretation, just too again show you the value of these great gifts. I had opened A Ben Franklin Store an had made a one-year demand note at ten % interest for three hundred thousand dollars thinking that interest rates would fall and I would refinance. Just before the year was up the bank informed   me that they would not be renewing my note. I was quite suppressed I had never been a day late with the payment, but for some reason, they got scared of me for one thing I was going through cancer. I still had a balance of two hundred and eighty-five thousand, and they demanded full payment now. They set a date for me to come in with the check for the full amount or they would foreclose on me. I was crying out to the Lord every day, and the morning I was to meet with the Bank I got on my keens before the Lord and started praying in tongues, and just crying out to the Lord.  While I was praying the Holy Spirit changed my langue, and I went from praying to speaking, and the interpretation came upon me, and out of my mouth the Holy Spirit spoke these words I am with you Bob, be at peace, you can rest, you can rest, you can rest. I said Lord I know you have spoken to me and when you speak something three times, it is confirmed. I said will you not confirm it to me by your word. I closed my eyes and flipped my Bible open and looked down at this verse   And this happens three times Acts11:10) I think this is the only time this is recorded this way in the whole Bible.

What a blessing I went to the Bank when I walked in the door they said would you like a cup of coffee Mr. Allen we will have your new loan papers ready in just a few minutes. They had just made the decision before I got there to renew the note. I got a much better rate and lower payments. This gift of tongues and interpretation is wonderful

The apostle Paul said,” For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man understands him; howbeit in the spirit, he speaks mysteries.” When you are speaking to God in your prayer tongue, it is just a mystery between you and the Lord. Nothing else can be said. It gives you a hotline directly to your heavenly Father.

When you pray in tongues, it takes you into a whole new revelation and understanding of God. You could be a Bible Scholar and study the word until you know every color in Joseph’s coat, but when you begin to pray in tongues, you access a whole new realm of understanding.  You completely bypass the mind realm. There is no way to doubt. Your prayers are pure and holy and not always about you, or your needs. The Holy Spirit uses your spirit and not your mind to pray.                                                                          

Real power ministry operates out of the spirit, and not the mind. Good information that you can learn comes out of the mind. Tongues take you above the natural man when your spirit touches God’s Spirit.

I think the reason we put so much emphasis on tongues, is that everyone that we see operating in the other gifts spends a lot of time praying in tongues.  I don’t think I have ever seen the other gifts used by anyone without a prayer language. I am sad to say this, but it is also the least sought after, and neglected of the gifts, as well as the least understood of all nine gifts.  I am not sure that you can’t function in the other gifts without tongues it is just that I have never seen it.

My friend, praying in tongues every day is like putting money in the bank; when you need to share or minister to someone or have a cry in your heart from the Lord, you will have spiritual power and strength to draw from.

Seek the Lord for his gifts; He loves to give good gifts to them that ask Him. Study the gifts   until you have a clear understanding. Now, remember, when you first start praying in tongues, you might get just a few words that sound like silly symbols, but just keep working on it, and the Holy Spirit will help you develop a beautiful prayer language. You have to do this for yourself. God does not pray for you. You may want to find someone filled with the Holy Ghost to lay hands on you and pray with you for the infillings of the Holy Spirit. Your purpose for wanting these gifts should be to draw closer to the Lord and to be a more successful witness. I notice almost everyone receives differently.

God has your Number?

He knows how many times you breathed yesterday. He holds your breath in His hand. God absolutely knows every move you make. The Lord has the hairs on your head numbered. He most definitely tracts your life. My friend, if the Lord has a call on your Life for the ministry, you couldn’t get away in a race car.

“The Visit” By Bob Allen

Religion

Visit With Evil.

This is urgent, must rear.

This, my friend, is a word from the Lord for the followers of Christ Jesus. The message is not about my experience, but to encourage you to put on the whole armor of God and get yourself into the fight.

In 1987 I had cancer in my throat, while being prayed for the minister said, “You have been shot, I see shrapnel in your jaw I had been shot in my throat and jaw at age 17 as a young Marine.  The minister said, “There was a death sentence attached to that bullet by Satan it had now been broken. The devil wanted to destroy my throat because of the calling on my life.  No one but the Lord could have revealed the knowledge of the shrapnel in my jaw to that little housewife that spoke this word over me; it can only be revealed by an x-ray, the cancer was also from the devil.

                 Let me now show you what this ugly thing is like.

Another person and I from the church were having a disagreement, and I said let’s pray about it. We went downstairsto my game room, and we got on our knees facing each other around an eighteen-inch round footstool and began topray.  I just began to praise the Lord, and all at once the person said, “Stop! He doesn’t want you to praise Him.”  So I stopped. I had no reason to question this person. I had just gotten saved, and I knew little to nothing, but I was hearing from God, I guess I thought everyone could. All of a sudden, the person’s eyes were changed to a bright yellow with a red center stripe running perpendicular; very terrible and scary.  Their thumb was cocked back like a pistol, and their finger  was thrust into my side applying pressure to my side. It was sore for a few days.   Suddenlytheir language was changed to a cold, hard, evil, scary tongue.  The sound was as fast and loud as a German machine gun.  I had never heard teaching on casting out devils, and I was too scared to run. I remember looking at the stairs and wondering if I could make it without being overpowered.  I waved my hand before their eyes and could see that the person was hypnotized. Their eyes were like glass.  The person never moved their finger or released the pressure from my side, or stopped speaking in the harsh, evil tongue. I had never heard this tongue. Before or since itwas like perfect evil. It was very fearful and scary. The devil kept this evil tongue up using this person like they were a piece of trash until they fell out from exhaustion. I thought they might be dead.  All I knew to do was put my hands over their head and praise the Lord. After a time the person set up and was normal; just as if nothing had happened.  I said, “What did he say?” The demon spoke through the person and said, “He just said, you stand accused.” I said what’s going on here?  They asked what I meant. I said do you know what just went on here and they said no. They never knew or believed they had such an experience and were taken over by the devil, and yet it happened. The person left the room perfectly normal with the demons still in them. Once in you, until he is dealt with, he can come and go at will, and he can appear to be a good manager of your life.

One of the things the devil wanted to convince me of was that tongues were his. The pastor had already told me that tongues belong to the devil. This person was in the First Baptist Church on Sunday with a choir robe on and teaching Sunday school. There was no sign of demons, but the demons were still there. This is not that unusual. Satan was at the table with the disciples at the last supper “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot being of the twelve.” (Lu22:3) “And when the hour was come He (Jesus) sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.”(Verse: 11)  Jesus said, “But, behold, the hand of him that betrays me is with me on the table.”(Verse: 21)

 I had two more visits about this same time when the devil made a statement about tongues. The Lord wanted me to have this experience to learn about the evil devil’s ways, so I could help others. Most of us will not see a face taken over and changed like I did that day.  I still find it a mystery the way he was exposed to me. One day during a visit from him while trying to pass himself off as the Lord I caught him in a lie and told him so. I think it is a mystery why he let me catch him lying, and why he exposed his hand to me. It only made me a greater lover of God. The evil, wicked power can be used by him if he can get you over into sin. It is his to use if he can get to you through deception.  The devil totally possessed this person, but don’t worry; he can’t touch you, just like he couldn’t touch me. There must be something for him to travel on to get into you. It is what I call a sin road. If you are in sin or deception, he has directaccess to you.  If you will hide the Word in your heart and won’t sin against God, the Word in you will be a stop sign for the devil. If you can handle this next statement ok, but if not, so be it: I have heard many, many preachers say a Christian can’t have a demon, but I must say they have all been  wrong.This person was a Christian caught up in lustand lies to cover the sin. Remember  the devil cannot touch a born again spirit, but if your soul and body step into sin, you leave yourself wide open , and If you play in his sandbox, you are going to have company from sin’s rightful owner.

  This person was delivered from demons about forty-five days later.  They called the pastor and said, “I am deathly sick. Come quickly.” I stopped in just to check on the person at the same time the pastor showed up; he said, “Do you want me to call an ambulance and get you to the hospital?” They said,” don’t you know what this is? This is demons coming out of me.” Neither of us had ever been around anything like this before. The pastor was very scared. He never believed in demons being active today, and he had not believed me when I tried to tell him about my prior experience with the person. Now, this happened about forty-five years ago at that time you would have a hard time finding a TV preacher as well as very few Christian books on this subject.

This was a solemn work of the Lord. I don’t know how this person knew that they were full of demons or that the Lord was going to deliver them at that time. If this person had not been a child of God, the Lord would not have delivered them like this. It was His solemn work. It was a beautiful thing to see the Lord rescue one of His own. He never wants the devil’s wicked ways to touch us. The Pastor and I did nothing; we didn’t know how. The word, come out, was not spoken by us one time. This goes against every deliverance I have ever witnessed or heard of or been involved in. I saw this evil; wicked devil operating, even in one that is in the church. Satan has great power to use, but only against those not under the Father’s protection at all times through the Lord Jesus.

The Lord wants me to share with you what I saw in the evil, wicked, hideous one who hates you. If you belong to Christ Jesus, Satan is most likely the author of everything that’s going wrong in your life.

 Father God loves you with perfect love, and through the overcoming power of our Lord Jesus, we can put the devil under our feet. If you know anyone who needs help in this area, please push this teaching forward this is the work of God and not man. This work needs to touch the whole body of Christ; Please ask the one you forward it to also to pass it on.If you know someone that is maybe struggling or needs deliverance, I can and will help, and I can get you to the right Church. Boballenministries@gmail.com

The last teaching on this subject is coming up: a trip to meet Jesus to learn more about sin.

The Devil Manifest

Religion

The Great Deceiver

 I want to share with you a visit I had from the devil. Please listen. I hate talking about sin and the devil, but this is what the Lord has given me to do at this time. The devil needs to be expose our families are being attacked. I will tell you how important this is  and I want you to pray about it. You can ask the Lord to judge me. Ask him if what  Bob Allen said is true. He knows who I am, and I have total faith and confidence in what I am saying.  I give you permission to judge me for yourself. I was put in the presence of the devil to see how evil and wicked he is, so I could share it with you. I had been saved a very short time and one day while driving my car; I ask the Lord if tongues are real and if they are for today. The power of God fell on me in the car, and I began to speak in tongues! I had the true “ book of Acts” experience. I had to get my car off the road and just lay in the seat while the Spirit was upon me. I spoke what seemed to be many, many languages for maybe over an hour I could not stop until the Lord was through. At that time I received the gift for giving message and interpretation in tongues for the Church.  I lay down in the seat until the Lord was finished with me. My mouth was filled with the Spirit. I was completely consumed in the Spirit world. It would be too much to try to share all I experienced that day.

Shortly after that, I had three personal visits from the evil one. I am only going to share  one with you. It seems to me; his greater purpose was to stop or discredit my new language of tongues. I still don’t quite know how to value our Holy Spirit languages, but the devil evidently does. I know that the most important thing to him was to stop these tongues now at any cost. I was in the First Baptist Church in a small town on eastern shore Maryland and tongues had never been introduced there, in that Church. You would think the way the devil came after me that I was the most important person in the world. It was as if I had my hands on the pearl of great price which Jesus spoke of and satan thought it was his. I knew little to nothing. I was just starting to read the Bible for the first time. You would find it hard to believe, but I was in a constant battle with satan for at least a year. Try to hear this. If you are a child of God, you most likely have never had troubles that he was not the author of. His footprints would be on all family problems. In that first year, he knew every place I would go, and everything I would do. I went to a motel to fast and pray for three days just to seek the Lord and to pray for my marriage. He was there. He spoke to me and answered my very first prayer, disguising himself as the Lord Jesus. He is a never ceasing evil force against you. One of the things he said was, “you don’t need to pray in tongues just talk to me, and I will answer you.”

 Be a real Marine for the Lord and fight! You can beat him every time with the Spirit of God that’s in you. Please wake up! When it comes to sin, if you are not in spiritual warfare you’re not in war. You are in defense or defeat. Don’t forget ,David didn’t make David famous; Goliath did, so fight.

 While I was on my knees in the midst of prayer, the devil showed up. The first thing I heard  from him was “God doesn’t want you to praise Him.” What a lie. The devil hates it when we praise the Lord. Praise the Lord more often and with your whole heart. I am going to take you into my visitation from the devil then my last teaching on sin will be my trip to heaven to learn more about sin.

The Great Victory

Religion

 When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the Spirit of God came upon Him, and all the Spirit and power of God  in heaven and earth would soon be given to Him; that is as soon as He beats satan. “For what the law could not do,in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh [like us] and for sin, [because of sin] condemned sin in the flesh,” (Rom8:3) Sin started in the flesh. It must be overcome by the flesh.” But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” (Gal 4:4 )To know Jesus, as we should ,we must understand we were not made like Him, but He was made like us.  When Jesus went into this battle, he was a man. Isaiah said,”   For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given.” (Isaiah9:6) The child is Mary’s son. The son of man, every time you see the son of man, He is the man, Christ Jesus. The son given is the son of God from heaven.[perfect man ,perfect God]  Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tried and tested by the devil for forty days and nights.  (Luke4:2) It was as though He was thrown in the ring with Satan and with the wild beasts! This is a very tense time. I believe this is the greatest battle in the history of the world.  Jesus, the man in the flesh, against the devil for forty days and nights! Jesus is the first sinless man standing on the earth since the fall of Adam. He has the new sinless bloodline from the Father which Adam had in the beginning before sin. Jesus is the only man in the history of the world not fathered by the sinful bloodline. He has stood the test. Jesus never sinned. He has a perfect, sinless body, and perfect, sinless blood. He bypassed the sinful bloodline. The devil beat Adam in what seems to be just one try.  Jesus is called the second Adam. We can read this story in Matthew chapter four in about five minutes, but let’s slow down and try to see it as the Lord Jesus lived it. Jesus is fasting forty days and nights while in the wilderness alone and with the wild beasts. The Word says afterward He was hungry. At His weakest point, the tempter tempted Him with bread. What I am trying to do here is show you the battle that Jesus went through for your soul. Our everlasting, eternal life is free for us, but it was by no means free to Jesus! It was fought for and won. What can we say but thank you, Father? Thank you, Jesus!

 Father God is now starting over. It has been about 5,000 years since God had a man on the earth to confront the devil. Since the fall of Adam, until now, there has not been a man who was not of the sinful bloodline of Adam and sin can never take away sin.There has not been one recorded fight between the devil and man from Adam to Jesus.  Job never entered the fight. Satan dealt with Job by permission from God. Job never put up a fight because he thought it was God dealing with him. Jesus came out of the wilderness after forty days of temptation by the devil. The devil promised Him the world, but Jesus rebuked him as a man with The Sword of the Spirit which is the written word of God. It is written in Matthew and Luke; when it was all over angels came and ministered to Him. Everything changed that day. God now has a champion, Jesus. Jesus said, “All power in heaven and earth has now been given unto me.” (Matt28:18) Jesus now has the keys to heaven and hell. All the Spirit and power of God  upon the earth is now His. Satan has been judged and defeated.

 What do you think your chances are of beating the devil if you fail to join yourself to the faithful, overcoming one, Christ the Lord Jesus?  How tough it must be for the poor sinner out there being steamrolled by demons and blinded about it all.  Get going, be a witness. Help somebody. Paul said, “The god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2Cor 4:4) Help somebody get their eyes open.

( Jesus)” Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had (by himself purged our sins) sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Heb1:3) He has blottedout the handwriting of ordinances that was against us. (Col 2:14.) How about you? Are you blotted clean?

The wages of sin is death. (Rom6:23) For he hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; [killed in our place] that we might be made the righteousness of God, in Him. (2Cor 5:21)  Spiritual death is separation from God for all eternity.

Peter, speaking of Jesus said, “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree.” (1Pet2:24a )Try to remember; your sins should be history. Keep your eyes on the Master. Paul said, “Lest Satan should get an advantage on us, for we are not ignorant of his devices (2Cor2:11).  If you leave a door open satan will stick his foot in it. Don’t forget to fight for your family and loved ones.

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins,[yours and mine] the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh,” ( Pet3:18)

 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh [soul] but after the Spirit.”(Rom8:1)

Part 2: Sin Killed Jesus. Dividing the soul and spirit

Religion

The Lord knew the road  the knowledge of the tree of good and evil would take Adam down, and that sin would kill him because he had eaten from the tree. He knew the lust that would be in the soul and the flesh of man.God is love.  God is Spirit and can only lead us by His Spirit, His Word, and His love. The Spirit of God does not feed or satisfy the desires of the flesh or the soul unless the soul has been converted back to Him.

 Adam would no longer be led only by God, but by the spirit of darkness.  Adam’s desires would now come through the demands of the flesh and the decision of the soul. The soul, his mind, will, and emotions, would no longer be pure. The wicked one whom Adam had obeyed can now lead him by his flesh as it makes the demands upon the soul. The devil operates in the hidden darkness. He can’t touch our spirit. If we belong to God, we are sealed! We are zip- locked in. We are led by God’s Holy Spirit, and the more of His Word we take in, the more influence our spirit will have on our lives. The spirit works from inside of you to the outside. The soul and body, however, have to be fulfilled by the things on the outside of this fallen sin ruled world. This is where the devil tries to step in and offer you this, that, and another thing. In other words, he offers”nothing for everybody.” The soul operates through taste, touch,see, feel, hear,and smell. And all the lust of the world flows through these streams.Once man drew the knowledge, and the dark power of evil from that tree of good and evil, it is his. Out of that tree comes every temptation that is in the world .The desires of the body and soul are many many times stronger than the spirit. All the spirit needs to be secure and complete in God, is His spirit, His word, His love, His mercy and His grace. Your living soul is not the same as your spirit. The soul and spirit can be divided. If you are born again, your soul will be saved, and it will go with you to heaven, but if you are not saved, it will go to hell with you.

 The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit.” Heb 4:12, the great divider is The Word. Do you believe It enough to act on it or not?  

I believe these experiences of Jesus with Peter are the best examples I can find of the dividing of the soul and spirit. When Jesus said to Peter, “come,” Peter stood on the water on the word of Jesus, which is spirit. When Peter looked at the storm,  he saw it with the eyes of his soul, and he was filled with fear; standing on spirit, but looking with the soul at the same time. The spirit and soul were divided. He had been standing on the faith of Jesus. If Jesus had said to Peter, I have the storm covered; he would have walked right through the storm. Peter had not been converted at this time. “Jesus said,  when you are converted strengthen you’re the brethren.” Peter did not receive the spirit until Jesus breathed on him. Therefore, the  spirit was not in him. He could only see through his soul. When Peter cried out for Jesus to save him, Jesus said, “oh you of little faith, wherefore did youdoubt.”Mt.14:31 the soul can never believe for more than it can see.

Although Jesus was God made flesh, the Son of Man, Christ Jesus, was 100% man. When He was on the cross, His spirit said Father into your hands I commend my spirit. His suffering soul, on the cross,cried out MY GOD! My God! Why have you forsaken me? We must as children of God have a perfectunderstanding of sin; to hate it as we should and to move others away from it. Today sin is toocommonplace,even within the church.

When Jesus was being tried , This good man, Peter who had spent over three years with Jesus,denied Him.  This perfectly taught man said three times, I don’t know the man. So the best, of the best of men, without the spirit in him, is nothing but a liar. His life is a lie.  No liar will ever enter the gates of heaven. Rev 21:8”…. all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.” The soul will never value anyone or anything above itself, and it’s will to care for itself. Much more to come on sin, share with everybody, share with your pastor. The Lord has a cry in his heart for those trapped in sin, and not getting help. Do you have  friends and family that you need to be fighting for, praying for, and talking to?

Visit from the Lord about Sin

Religion

Revelation of Sin

I want to share with you a visit I had with the Lord. The Lord talked to me about the great depth of sin. I want to make it clear this is a revelation from God and not from man.  I also had an angel  to visit me.  I was taken to heaven and received more revelation of sin.  I also had an open vision .I got a quick view of the last day on earth for the sinner.  I may have seen some of your family or loved ones caught out in darkness. Unless they get right with the Lord before they leave this world or the last trumpet sounds; it will be too late.

 I will be sharing all of this with you.

 In my own home, I watched the one that the Apostle Paul calls “the god of this world, the ruler of the darkness of evil” take over a person from the First Baptist Church in Maryland and change their face, even the color of their eyes. Their language changed before my very eyes. The evil one spoke to me and said, “ I say, you just stand accused.” For sure, I met the accuser of the brethren spoken of in Rev.12:10 “for the accuser of the brethren is now cast down.” Satan picked up this kind of authority over mankind when Adam ate from the forbidden tree.  I had two more personal visits from the evil one at that time, but I will only be sharing the first one with you in this message.  If you know the Lord, you need to hear this. It will make you a better minister and or witness.  I will be breaking this up into more than one teaching.  I don’t want you to miss any of it since it has been given to me by the Lord for you.

One night while approaching the foot of my bed, the Lord spoke to me in an audible voice. It was very loud and very clear! In fact, it was so loud and clear that this thought actually crossed my mind,” I hope He doesn’t wake my wife.” I feared God, but I also feared her. However, He had put her into a deep sleep. I knew that she could not stand my telling her again I was hearing from God. She was already reporting me to the pastor.  I was sure it was an audible voice, because of my fear of her waking up. I guess I feared her seeing me standing at the foot of the bed talking out loud to the Lord. You might be thinking, Bob, why would you be talking out loud to the Lord? Because that was the way God was talking to me. This was a two-way conversation with the Lord, and I answered Him just like I heard his voice.

 The Lord asked me this question,” What killed Jesus”? I said He was crucified. The Lord said, “Yes, but what killed Him”? And I said He was hung on a cross and had nails driven thru His hands and feet. The Lord said,” Not a bone in His body was broken. That did not kill Him.” By this time, I was panic-stricken, and I realized that I was talking to the Almighty God and I didn’t have an answer. I had heard that the Jews killed Him, that the Romans killed Him and the pastor had recently preached a message that He died of a broken heart. So I said, “Lord He bled to death” And the Lord said, “He didn’t bleed to death when the spear was stuck in His side. Blood and water gushed out, so that didn’t kill Him”. I said, Lord, I don’t know.
The Lord then said to me ,“Sin.” Then He repeated the word  again, and said, “Sin, Sin killed Jesus.”

 I had little, to no understanding of what He was trying to teach me. I remember trying to sleep with these words running through my head all night long: sin killed Jesus, sin killed Jesus. All the next day, and for days I kept trying to understand it all. There was no need to talk with the pastor. By now, he was trying to get me to see a Christian COUNSELOR about my claiming to hear from God.  He had been serving the Lord twenty years and had worked for Billy Graham.  I had just gotten saved. By the same token, I also knew by now that of all the things that were important to God for me to know and understand, SIN WAS IT And that sin killed Jesus.

  My knowledge of the Lord at that time, well it was little to nothing somehow I just never got involved in church or religion in any way I remember my wife talking about God and about Jesus, and I said to her I know about God, but I don’t know anything about Jesus, and she set me down and explained Jesus to me.  I was just starting to go to the First Baptist church.  I had never been to church with my parents. We just didn’t go to church. My first time in church with them was when I was forty-one years old. It was at my oldest brother Bill’s funeral . I was a Christian then. In fact, I prayed the sinner’s prayer with my Dad and Mom before they left this world to make sure they were in.

  By now I am seeking God day and night, and searching the scriptures continuously for answers as well as talking to anybody that knew the Lord, and that would listen to me.  This question from the Lord would shape my life as well as my ministry forever. I notice everything I do in ministry revolves around sin. Why and how did sin kill Jesus? I have spent much time pondering The Lord’s visit with me that night.

 When God breathed His breath, His spirit into Adam, he became a living soul  [ or a soul that lives by God’s breath, God’s Spirit]

 ” And “so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul.” 1cor15:45. The Lord told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for the day he ate he would surely die. Adam lived  930 years, but the Spirit of God that led Adam  was now dead to Him    Adam is now of the world. The wicked one would now have access to his life.”  The living soul which is your mind, will, and emotions would no longer be spiritual, pure, and holy but would now have a death sentence. Adam sinned when he disobeyed God .“The soul that sins, it shall die.” Ezek18:4b.  ” For the wages of sin is death.” Rom6:23 “He who knew no sin was made to be sin” 2cor5:21 [ He was made to be sin, so he could be killed to pay the wage that you owed. ”Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; he hath put Him to grief.” Isaiah 53:10    [ Father God make the soul of His precious Son an offering for our sins ]  Oh! how He suffered!

Pickens commissioners talk water in February meeting

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JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Commissioners could see major changes to its water system in February.

Two issues dealing with the subject will affect the county moving forward. However, many citzens may not see these changes right away. That is because the first issue is set to strengthen the county’s water back-up power system in emergencies, and the second will only affect rates for meters two inches or larger.

The county has secured an Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Generator Grant. According to a report the county heard in its work session, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) visited Pickens to view the water pump sites in the county. After going through paperwork and traveling across the county, GEMA has signed off on the grant and the county should receive the money, $185,115, by the end of February to move forward with adding a backup generator to another of the county’s water pumps to maintain water access through power outages in situations like storms, a tornado, or other disasters. The county is matching $24,000 in the project works for the grant.

Additionally, the representative from GEMA saw other sites to add five more generators to complete the backup power of the county’s water including one at the public works to help with concerns over the fuel depot. Having already taken the representative to these other locations could expedite the pre-application for grants on these other sites.

The other issue discussed at their work session focused on a rate increase being requested by the Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority to compensate for an increase in water drawn from a business in the area; however, the specific business was not disclosed. The increase is not going to every customer, rather only the large meters two inches and bigger. The increase comes on the heels of information that the one customer has been drawing, on average, 190,000 gallons of water per day.

The current look of the water rates, according to the county’s website, looks like this:

WATER RATES & METER FEES

¾ inch meter …… $36.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons .

1 inch meter……  $51.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons

2 inch meter……$66.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons

3 inch meter……$76.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons

4 inch meter……$81.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons

6 inch meter…. $111.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons

$5.00 per thousand above 1,000 up to 3,000 gallons

$6.00 per thousand above 3,000 up to 5,000 gallons

$7.00 per thousand above 5,000 gallons and above

FH meter…. $36.00 Minimum per thousand up to 1,000 gallons
$4.25 per thousand above 1,000 gallons

Since the county can only pull 280,000 gallons of water from Cherokee County per day, before incurring a heavy surcharge, to supplement the water usage, the Authority is requesting their rate increase. Currently, the top end rate stands at $7 per thousand for anything 5,000 and above, but the increase will change it to $7 per thousand from 5,000 to 10,000 gallons and $9 per thousand for anything 10,000 gallons and above.

Since it was a work session, neither item has had official action yet. Citizens still have the chance to speak with the board members at the regular scheduled meeting on the third Thursday of the month, February 15.

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The Jimmy Story

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The Jimmy Story

 Are you hurting, or concerned over a loved one?  Are you willing to love the Lord and trust Him with all your heart?  If you Love the Lord, and trust enough to turn that loved one or any issue in your life over to Him;  He will go to work for you. If it is a loved one, He will give them every opportunity to get right with Him. If you care, God cares. First of all, He cares about you and what you are going through. He is not willing that anyone should ever perish, but that they should be loved and free from sin and prosper in all their ways. The Lord gave me an understanding of this through a young man I met, named Jimmy; He worked for a man in Stuart, Fl. Jeff bought and sold cars. He would buy at the auction in Ft. Lauderdale and sale up and down the coast to dealers. I ask him if he would buy a specific car for me, for a  fee, and he said he would. He called me and said he had purchased my car, but I would need to go with him the next day to the auction to pick it up. When he picked me up, he had Jimmy with him and he was going along to pick up another car. It turned out to be a long day. He made several stops doing business deals. Jimmy and I would stay outside, and I would talk to him about the Lord Jesus. Jimmy was polite and quiet, but he would never answer me. He had a Nazis swastika tattooed on his neck which did not seem to fit his “nice guy “image.  I knew by his boss’s name that he was working for a Jew. This seemed strange to me.I seemed to be obsessed with getting Jimmy saved. I was on him all day. Late in the afternoon, I thought I was running out of time, and I said, “Jimmy, before you die, make sure you cry out, Jesus save me.” Then I said,” do you hear me, Jimmy? Remember Jimmy as you are dying, cry out, “Jesus save me.” I said it several times. He looked at me, and I am sure he thought, this old man is crazy. And I remember saying to myself, Bob, what is wrong with you? This young man is only 21 years old you have got to lighten up. This guy thinks you are a nut, and I was ready to agree with him

Someone else purchased the car that was for me, so I rode back with Jeff.  Jimmy drove another vehicle back. I talked to Jeff about Jesus.  He said his dad was a Jew, but his mother was a Catholic, and he knew about Jesus, and he was going to do better.  When we got to Jeff’s place, he had one car there with 10,000 miles on it. The car was 3 or 4 years old, but looked like new.  I made the deal. He said he would have Jimmy detail it, and I could pick it up tomorrow. The next afternoon, he had not called, so I called him . He said, “Jimmy died.” I said, what do you mean Jimmy died! The boy was only 21, and in perfect health. He said Jimmy’s mother had called and told him that he came in around eleven last night and talked a while then went to bed. The next morning she went in to wake him, and he was dead.  I told Jeff that I spoke to him about the Lord, and he said, he told me you did after you left. This is a mystery. I have no clue why Jimmy had to die, but this I know, Jimmy could not have died without me, or someone like me, that would tell him about Jesus. The Lord ordered that whole day on behalf of Jimmy. Some little Mother, Dad, or Granny had lit the fire of God over Jimmy’s life. I gave him the plan of salvation every way I knew how , and he never responded to me, but God purged Jimmy in his dying breath. What a Wonderful, Magnificent, Awesome, Loving Father and God we have. If you have a loved one out there and you have done all you know to do , just remember Father God is a family man. He doesn’t want you in heaven and your family member in hell, or suffering. Keep crying out, keep praying, start speaking with the authority that God has given you. God will consume their problem and cleanse them just for you, My friend. The word in your mouth can be someone else’s eternity. Pray, speak. Don’t forget Num23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie,” you can, above all, trust what he has said.

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