Bombing Prayer Campaign"
been deeply moved by the present overwhelming need for supernatural
so many, and since we have been so swamped with too many projects and
tasks, we decided to put a couple of these book excerpts up before
they've been through any phase of editing. These are very rough
drafts with many errors and repeats. But we realize that some
people's lives hang in the balance, and therefore Time
is of the Essence. Years ago when we
were in the worst of our crisis, I would have rather had immediate
access to information like this than to wait for a more polished
grammatically correct version to arrive. It may be a while, but we
will eventually replace these with the finished products when they
become available. We pray this will be helpful to those who are in a
you launch a Full Blown “Carpet
Bombing Prayer Campaign”
against the power of darkness, you'll have their attention. And if
you do it right you'll have VICTORY!
Several years ago, we had
a major life tragedy that lasted seven years. Very early in that
crisis, the Lord led us to use this as part of our strategy for
haven't needed to use a full blown campaign in more than sixteen
But to this day, we still
call on these prayer lines every time we need help. And we partner
with those ministries with our prayer and financial support. I want
to make sure those prayer lines keep operating in case we ever need
them again, and because I know there are multitudes who need them
now, just like we did back then. The bottom line, after years of
hardness, adversity, and warfare, WE WOULDN'T
KEEP INVESTING OUR TIME
DOING THIS, NOR OUR MONEY SUPPORTING IT;
WORKED...AND IT WORKED, EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Let me be clear, this does
not take the place of one's involvement in a local fellowship of
believers; nor were these ministries created to replace the local
fellowship. In a perfect world, a CBPC
works best as an
adjunct to your relationships developed in your local church
community. But we know this is not a perfect world. And I have
learned the hard way that unforeseeable extraordinary circumstances
can arise whereby for all intents and purposes the church is
virtually non-existent; as it was for years in our case. So while a
CBPC doesn't replace the
local church community; in
those rare situations where there is no church, this beats the
alternative of standing alone.
We've all sat glued to our
TVs listening to a story of some successful Special Forces Operation.
We are amazed to see such a small team perform such almost
super-human feats. Behind that team was a myriad of logistical
support. It took hundreds, perhaps thousands to make it possible for
that team to go in and perform so masterfully. In no way does it
minimize their courage, talents, or performance. It just shows that
we all need one another's support; and how a few in number can
accomplish great things, with proper support.
God designed His Kingdom
to operate that way. We need “ONE ANOTHER”.
single one of us is pinned down behind enemy lines, the Lord intends
for the rest of us to rescue them. Whether the “leaving
ninety-and-nine to rescue the stranded sheep”; or
“The Good Samaritan”
helping a brother in need with his food, housing, and medical expenses;
or the Father opening His heart to “The Prodigal Son”;
Jesus made it clear the Father's central focus leaves those who are
doing well, and turns to the one who is hurting, even when they made
their own mess. The lesson for us is to follow the Father's example.
No one can follow Jesus without following the Father.
the hireling who will not rescue the lost sheep!
the Pharisee who abandons the wounded brother
ignores him as if he doesn't exist!
the jealous brother who resents the miscreant son
the Father's forgiveness, love, and affection!
We know that in the “Last
Days”, masses of church folks are going to have “a
form of godliness” but not actually follow God.
God may have to send in special HRT teams to extract His troops, or
rescue His servants being held hostage, from behind enemy lines. That
is how I view the CBPC's
role in our crises years ago. I believe CBPC
will work for anyone who applies it pursuant to scripture, and
refuses to give up.
The following is how I
broke it down, and how I teach people to obtain the maximum benefit
and VICTORY, from the telephone prayer ministry. Today, there is no
valid reason for a Christian to be defeated by the power of darkness.
The prayer lines I will refer to here are effective, and those who
operate them are highly skilled spiritual warriors. It should be no
surprise that the enemy doesn't want you facilitate their services.
As stated, if you do it right and never give up, I believe you'll
have your VICTORY! The reason I called the overall warfare strategy a
Bombing Prayer Campaign”
should become obvious.
Parenthetically One Essential Point I must Make!
we were poisoned in our home over twenty years ago, as many of you know
we lost our house, virtually all our possessions, and we were left
Within a couple of weeks we were forgotten and abandoned by
most of our church friends, except for maybe four or five brethren.
was my wife's sole care giver 24/7, for over four years. We were nearly
a thousand miles from our nearest relatives, and again, left with less
than half a dozen remaining faithful friends.
The worst of our
tribulation lasted seven years. It was a long lonely haul.
God He got us through it!
When we finally came up for air on the other end of it all, I realized some very important truths.
we would have had no church.
it not been for Charles Carrin Ministries, Kenneth Copeland Ministries,
the 700 Club, Rhema Bible Training Center, Oral Roberts University, and
Charles Capps Ministries, and Jerry Savelle,
we would have had no prayer.
- Had it not been for audio cassettes and video teaching aids,
we would have had no spiritual food.
Think about that when you give!
But I digress....
Launch a Full Blown Campaign
Bombing Prayer Campaign” (Campaign)
involved three levels of intensity: the first level was for typical
problems; the second level was for seriously urgent matters, where a
delayed answer posed a risk of unacceptable consequences, or where
time was of the essence; and the third level was for extreme cases
such as medical emergencies, extreme financial crises, or matters of
First level was “Storm
the Lines”. That is when we would
simultaneously storm the telephone prayer lines of seven ministries.
I called them “The
Big Bad Seven”.
They were Carrin, KCM, Rhema, Capps, Savelle, ORU, and CBN.
in Air Strikes"
Second level was to “Call
in Air Strikes”. The Lord led me to
five people who I knew had the highest cruising ceiling of any
supernatural fighter pilots I was aware of today. I called them “The
Big Guns”, and sometimes "My Top Guns".
months of exhausting daily prayer sessions, typically lasting several
hours each, the Lord led me to four ministry leaders who I knew
walked in extraordinary faith. He helped me obtain direct private fax
numbers for each of them. Since their plates were already full, I
would only bother them in the most
urgent crises. Usually, I would scrawl out an urgent prayer request,
and then fax it to each of them simultaneously. The
were my evangelist friend in South
Florida, Charles Carrin; Ken & Gloria Copeland;
Kenneth E Hagin; and Happy Caldwell. That was what I aptly named “Call
in Air Strikes”.
Note: Brother Hagin's
response to the last fax I ever sent him is something I now cherish.
For a very long time we kept it on our refrigerator door; a reminder of
his wise counsel.
back, it's amazing that I could obtain the fax numbers of such high
level ministry leaders. This was before search engines like Google,
internet websites, etc. This was in the “Fax
sounds prehistoric!), "facsimile" was
only a couple of years old. In the early 1970s, I worked at top levels
along side tent preachers,
as well as one of the largest radio evangelist ministries in the
country of that time. International ministry leaders must maintain a
certain level of insulation, in order to have any time to seek the
Lord. So I know how impossible it would be for me to naturally get
private fax numbers, without God leading me, and causing them to show
me favor. But I was grateful for each.
Bombing Prayer Campaign"
When it was a bona fide
emergency crisis, I would “Storm the
Lines” and “Call
in Air Strikes”. That was the full
Bombing Prayer Campaign”.
Brother it worked. Boy, did
For the worst of the seven
years of our tribulation, scarcely a week passed that we didn't have
a crisis that forced us to call the prayer lines at Carrin, KCM, Rhema, Capps, Savelle, ORU, and CBN. I called them “the
big bad seven”, and my warfare tactic
the prayer lines”.
Best Kept Secret
For years I've said that I
could be “Exhibit
A” in the case for using
radio for ministry. My
claim is based on "personal life
ministry" (TRM), and those who traffic
The strategic operation plan
God gave me worked more
effectively than I would have predicted. Remember, this was before
the 9/11 terrorist attacks, before everyone had websites, emails,
smart phones, etc. This was in the era of the facsimile, or “fax”
machine; you know, “the fax
other words “the stone age”. With
today's technology, when planning a warfare strategy against the
power of darkness, the options should be nearly endless; as long as
Jesus Christ is the criteria, the only celebrity, and the only one
who gets the glory.
We went through a 7+ year
crisis that was on a par
with about any major disaster I've ever seen covered by network news.
In fact, I have never personally known anyone to have gone through so
much, for so long, and suffer so much loss, the way we did. I'm
not whining here, but merely stating a fact truthfully before God,
and to demonstrate what He actually brought us through and delivered
us from. To start out with so much as
did, it's almost unbelievable that we have ended up with so little.
The initial event that began
the 7+ year crisis was
financially devastating, left us homeless, and nearly helpless.
Within a couple of weeks after, with very few exceptions we were
forgotten, and then abandoned by our local church community. My wife
was bed-ridden for four years, and I was her sole care-giver, 24/7.
Her health was so fragile, she could not care for herself, nor be
These circumstances made
working and attending church
prohibitive; for a long time. I learned something about what people
must endure in foreign countries, where the practice of Christianity
is illegal, or heavily persecuted. When you can't experience church
for long periods, you realize how valuable it really is to your
walking in victory. The "Rumor
Mills" were churning, and "Gossip" was
swirling throughout the
church community like a whirlwind, adding insult to injury.
I have shouted from the house tops,
had it not been for TBN, we would have had no church,
no corporate praise, no bible teaching, nothing. Until you cannot go
to church, you cannot fully know how it affects you. Then to have
brethren who do not understand what you're going through judge you,
only worsens the pain.
Let me be
clear, christian television is no
replacement for the local church. But
when there is no church, or you cannot make it to church, and the
church refuses to come to you; in our
christian television is way better than the alternative, no church.
enhances the importance of christian television's presence in places
where there is no church, because practicing christianity my be
illegal, it is still unevangelized, or it's underground. Support it!!!
While christian television is
not a replacement, no soldier would choose to live on K-Rations (or
MRE today) indefinitely. But when
pinned down in a fox-hole long enough, and you are starving, and
someone breaks out the K-Rations,
C-Rations, MRI, MRE, what ever you want to call them, you open up that
pouch and it will dazzle your senses like a porter-house steak. That
is what christian television is to the shut in, an MRE, survival
meal. Christian television is some starving soul's only survival
food. It may be what stands between spiritual death and eternal life
for them. That alone makes it worth supporting.
last days, NEVER underestimate the
importance of christian television! It is a way to get Jesus Christ
into a living room where no Christian can yet go. And even if you
feel YOU don't need christian television, somewhere out there, a shut
in, someone stricken on a bed of affliction, someone lost and in
despair, or someone who's been abandoned like we were does need it,
perhaps desperately, so PLEASE SUPPORT IT!
Early in the crisis, the Lord
gave me a winning
strategy. I called the overall warfare strategy a “Carpet
Bombing Prayer Campaign”. ; The most
common tactical application was what I called “Storm
the Lines”. That was when we would call
who I coined back then as "The Big
Seven" with our prayer needs, all
immediate succession. The
Big Bad Seven were: Carrin, KCM, Rhema, Capps, Savelle, ORU, and CBN. If you find yourself in a crisis, I
would highly recommend finding your own support team, and then using this tactic. We did it "in
faith believing", and it Really
Had it not been for these
prayer ministries, we
would've had virtually no prayer support.
in Air Strikes"
Another strategy reserved for
extreme and urgent
crises, I coined “Call
in Air Strikes”.
That was where I would write out a brief urgent prayer request, and
then personally "mass-fax"
directly to Charles Carrin; Ken and Gloria Copeland; Happy Caldwell; and Kenneth E. Hagin. I feel
certain we would not be here today had we not executed both those
strategic plans, as needed.
no longer have any of these ministries' fax numbers, and I don't know
whether anyone uses faacsimile anymore. So to fully implement this
strategy, you may have to adapt to the times and obtain other contact
information and methods; e.g., Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other
social media sources.
Due to our extraordinary
calling, and the inordinate
degree of testing, the Lord almost miraculously provided me with the
direct fax numbers. He instructed me to do this when in certain
levels of crisis. I would scrawl out a brief prayer request marked
"Urgent!" Then I'd fax it directly to those four ministry
heads. More than once the devil tried to kill us. The "effectual
of faith" tirelessly rendered by these
precious people saved our lives. There is no doubt in my mind that is
true. I referred to those "mass-fax"
prayer requests as “Call in
on enemy forces.
Nearly thirty-five years ago, in response to God's directive we removed all our safety net and launched into so-called "Full Time Ministry".
and I sold virtually everything, our successful business, relinquished
our equity in our home, and consolodated our assets and invested it all
to launch the ministry. Soon we moved to Nashville, Tenneessee to plant
church. Extreme adversity and protracted poverty forced
me to return to the music business, specifically to songwriting as my
“Tent Making”; pursuant to Acts 18:3, et al. And we endured
untold adversity while I was getting re-established on Music Row as a
Finally, when I was
established, signed to a major publishing company, and we had recovered
from the poverty ministry had caused; we could finally live solely
off my royalties. So I kept my promise to the Lord to return to
ministry. Then all hell broke loose again. To cite everything that
happened to us would be voluminously prohibitive for this article.
Suffice to say, we were undone.
The center-piece of satan's
attack against us was “we
were poisoned in our home”. When the dust
settled, we had lost our house, our careers, our good credit, our
reputations, and worst of all our health. My wife would be bed-ridden
for four straight years. Beside losing our house, we lost virtually
everything tangible we had acquired in 44-years of life, all due to
contamination. Nearly everything we had was piled-up at the curb, six
feet high and the width of the property; awaiting trash pickup. The
devastation was very much like what we see on television news reels
in the aftermath of floods, storms, earthquakes, and other major
But ours was one isolated
case. There was no news
media to broadcast it. No president or governor declared our home a
disaster area, though it was as much a disaster as any other we've
witnessed on television. No government agency or non-profit came
forth to help. Insurance covered absolutely nothing except a fraction
of the medical bills. And within a couple of weeks, all but 2-3 of
church friends had pretty much abandoned us.
Within a couple of months,
less than a half-dozen
church friends would even return our phone calls anymore. We were a
thousand miles from our nearest relative.
Due to fragile health issues,
we could not attend
church for a long time. Suddenly, the church's excuse for not helping
us was because we weren't in church (growing
up in both the Pentecostal and Branham churches, I'd never seen shut
ins treated this way). No local church we
called would come to us with any consistency. A few individual
believers from other churches would come to help from time to time
we called them).
But after a couple of visits they would fade out of site. This was
tough, and it was lonely. Every few months or so, one brother would
bring me cassette tapes of his sermons. One tape stands out where he
called out the names of several other men in his congregation saying,
Bob, Bill, I need you, we all need
each other....” I cried out to God, “Lord
how can they not see that we need one another too?”
But for seven years,
the only church we had was
TBN. We were now members of an invisible and forgotten congregation I
TBN Fellowship Gathering”.
Had it not been for TBN, we
would have had to live
solely on the old canned food we had stored up for years, i.e.,
cassette tapes and CDs.
So anyone who wants to bash
TBN, take it somewhere
else! As I've said for years, "my ears are not garbage cans, so
please don't dump your garbage in them". You probably wouldn't
like how I might respond! I don't want to have to go through
unnecessary repentance. And I'm not eager to be the one God uses
again to strike another critic. So please spare both of us a lot of
mess and grief and keep your mouth shut!
We kept the prayer lines "lit
up" of ministries like Charles Carrin (Carrin), Kenneth
Copeland (Copeland), Charles Capps (Capps), Jerry Savelle (Savelle),
Rhema Bible School (Rhema), Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), and
for quite a while Oral Roberts University (ORU).
Their prayer lines were what kept our faith up, and held the devil
Every time we would “Storm
the Lines”, we did it "in
faith believing", and it Really
to the Hunt Loaded for Bear
little tip here, before you call these prayer
lines. An outline will help you and your prayer warrior make the most
of your prayer time, and assure you cover every point. If you don't
have one, at least scribble out this simple three point outline, on
(what is the devil doing to you),
(what limitations and obstacles hinder you), and
(what do you want God to do for you).
Think prayerfully and try to
distill each point into
one or two sentences. If necessary, write it out longer the first
time. Then whittle it down point by point. Just try to end up brief.
This will enable the prayer
warrior to spend more
time ministering to you in prayer and word, and less time with you
telling them your story.
You may need to tell your
story out loud to someone,
that's understandable. But try to find another outlet for that. But
these prayer warriors only have a certain amount of time for each
call, because there are so many others waiting in line with needs
just as urgent as yours. So MAXIMIZE your time with them, and PLAN
YOUR CAMPAIGN STRATEGICALLY.
a pen and paper handy when you call the prayer
lines. Especially if you call Copeland, and Rhema. Because the prayer
warrior will almost certainly give you scriptures to stand on, the Holy
Spirit may speak through them, and
possibly other experience wrought wisdom and counsel. You do not want
to lose what the Spirit speaks through them, so don't depend on your
memory. So I suggest either a recorder you can dictate into, or a pen
and paper; and ask them to repeat if necessary. You must have some
way to memorialize their ministry to you. Remember, what they give
you in word or prayer may be the key to get you through the crisis.
Note the time and date, and if possible the name of your prayer warrior.
Finally, turn it into a
prayer journal. How I wish I
had done a better job of journaling. We were jumping from one fox
hole to the next, under heavy enemy and friendly fire. So there
wasn't much time for journaling with us. Having it all written down
makes it easier to keep track of. Write the dates and times you call,
as well as when the answer to each individual prayer comes. Later on,
you'll be glad you did.
later, when you review
your journal, when you
see all the things He has brought you through, and all the mighty
deliverances, your faith will soar even higher. It will amaze you. It
will silence the enemy! You may find yourself spontaneously bursting
into praise to God. Psalm 8:2 is clear, He imposes silence on the
avenger and destroyer when His children praise Him. Jesus quoted that
Psalm to the Pharisees, and it quieted them.
The enemy would love to make you forget those past deliverances and
make you think God has forgotten you. A prayer journal is a good
weapon to silence that lie. And, this is ammunition for your
testimony, to be forever used against the enemy. What better way to
get even with him than to keep reminding him of what all God has done
for you? So let God build your testimony, then use it as a weapon;
punish the forces of darkness with it for as long as you have breath!
That's it, praise the Lord, and punish the enemy! And if God did it for
you once, He'll do it for you again!
He does not change!
Remember this, when the devil
attacks he's playing
for keeps, he's trying to destroy you. So don't under-estimate his
objective. But don't fear him either. Jesus Christ has already
defeated him, holds all power over him, and all believers have access
to that power. The only way the devil can make you lose is to trick
you into some form of "self-sabotage"
or by deceiving you to give up. If you
follow the Word and the Spirit, you cannot help but win!
Never dread the
It is an honor that any child of God is perceived as a threat
sufficient to warrant targeting. Can you imagine any special forces operator being chosen for a mission and responding with, "oh no, man I can't believe I gotta go on this thing...not this again...why me..."?
Not, they jump at the opportunity. They are excited to try their skills
and prove their worth. They know out of it will come rewards, citation
for bravery, promotion, etc. View every crisis or challenge like
a special forces operator, see it as an opportunity to prove
yourself for promotion, and glorify your Mighty Deliverer, the Lord
Don't say to
no, not again!" Make the devil
say that about you! As I used to tell people
when prepping them for healing and deliverance, "don't
dread the devil, make him dread you!"
But look at it as a mission where you get the chance to prove
yourself as an elite soldier, fighting on the winning force.
while the devil is trying to
neutralize you, God is using it to build your testimony! Let God
build it huge, miraculous, glorious! Then use your testimony as an
instrument of torture, to punish the power of darkness for the rest of
reiterate, during those seven years, TBN and
these prayer lines were what kept our faith up, and held the devil
down. So, please don't go around
negative things about these ministries, at least when you're around
me; for all the aforementioned reasons. Just consider me a walking
Dumping Sign". And
for the record, I know they're not perfect, and doubtless they know
that too; but then again, neither are you!
Let me say here
parenthetically, it is not my purpose
here to plug these ministries; though they deserve
plugging! I'm not hooked up with any of them. I gain no benefit from
them for writing this. It is highly unlikely they will ever read
this, or anything else I ever write. Remember this, I'm unknown to
billions of people. And if I wrote any of these ministries, it would
be just like if you wrote them. They'd probably never actually
receive it; and if so, they'd probably never read it; and if so,
they'd probably never respond to me. So I have no ulterior motive in
But I know of no better
prayer ministries than these.
They are an invaluable source for those who are sick, oppressed,
hurting, shut in, abandoned, or in a desperate crisis. And I am
sharing this to show those of you who are in desperate situations
like we were,
WHAT WE DID, AND THIS IS WHAT WORKED!
BOY, DID IT WORK!
This is simply an excerpt of
my testimony for that
period of my life. It is given to help readers. It is also intended
to show my gratitude toward all these people who didn't know us, yet
stood with us in prayer when no else would. I could never repay my
debt of gratitude. Nothing more, nothing less. I gain nothing here,
but in Christ.
Prayer Line Ministry
Too often, the “telephone
prayer line ministry” is viewed as
being on a par with a recorded inspirational message. Nothing could
be farther from the truth! With the above referenced ministries you
get live, often highly skilled “professional
prayer warriors”, and their personal
attention. These people have become highly skilled warriors in what
they do. You don't get that in a pre-recorded prayer message.
Think about it this way, if
you were being held
hostage, who would you prefer did the rescue, local police, or a U.S.
Special Forces Team with advanced HRT training? Well these folks do
this so much each day, that they do become like Special Operators in
this unique area of ministry. You will usually find they are skilled
in the Word, mature in their Walk, and STRONG IN THEIR FAITH!
Let me interject this point
here. Don't underestimate
the power of a pre-recorded prayer message, either. I remember back
in the early 1970s, I was going through a tough battle with the
Sometimes the devil and I
have some ferocious fights.
If you doubt that, review all those supernatural signs articles.
Don't think the enemy doesn't train his special weapons on and
against those to whom God manifests such tangible supernatural signs.
Most church folks wouldn't believe what the devil does when fighting
me personally and privately. He used to do that to Brother Branham,
as well. When you drive out some demons, they are so angry! Sometimes
they will come back at you. In that case, you'd better know what
But that night in the early
1970s, I was a young
preacher fighting an enemy determined to destroy me. And I was so
exhausted and discouraged. I called the only full-Gospel national
prayer line available back then, Oral Roberts. It was Oral's
pre-recorded prayer, a very simple general prayer. It was from his
heart, and anointed by God. It touched me so powerfully that I called
it three times in a row that night. When you're hurting enough,
you'll do what it takes to get a break-through. I got my
break-through that night!
So never underestimate the
effectiveness of a
pre-recorded prayer by an anointed servant of God. How many times
have I been touched, even healed when hearing cassette recordings of
Brother Branham, et al, praying a healing or deliverance prayer? It
works! If you know how the spirit world works, you'll understand why
those anointed tapes work.
with a live anointed
professional warrior is better
One time, soon after we were
poisoned, we were
traveling home from another state. We had taken my van for the trip.
Since my wife was bed-ridden, I had outfitted the van with a bed for
her. An old music producer friend, Barry Beckett had bought the van
for me a few years earlier, as a Christmas gift. I had nearly worn it
out. Anyway, the engine blew about half-way home. A preacher friend
in South Florida found out about our crisis and called a Christian
doctor he knew in that city, and asked him to help us. The doctor and
his wife gave us refuge, welcoming us into their home. But after a
couple of weeks, we needed to get home. But the devil had determined
to keep us pinned down in a fox-hole. The city was going to fine me a
lot of money if I didn't remove the van, immediately. I couldn't
afford a new engine. Due to that city's environmental laws, I
couldn't have afforded to even dump the van.
We had been praying,
standing, and trusting the Lord
to deliver us. But the devil just sat there stubbornly, and wouldn't
move an inch. It was one of those situations where our prayers alone
weren't enough. God wanted to do something there; He was busy
building a testimony!
Remember when Jesus
healed the blind man (John
chapter 9)? “...His disciples asked, Master, who did sin,
man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus shocked
them by answer neither sinned! He was born blind that the works of
God might be made manifest in him. God was building a testimony for
that man! Do you think that after all that, the man didn't have a
testimony worth shoutin' about? Let God do that for you!
Anyway, back to the story.
Then one night after
serious desperate prayer, the Lord spoke. He led us to “Storm
the Lines”. As stated, we did that in
every crisis, and the results were astounding. So the next morning we
storm" Carrin, KCM, Rhema, Savelle, ORU, CBN, and Capps
Capps had the sweetest little lady
manning his prayer line back then...she was so gentle and
soft-spoken, yet a power-house of faith...I know she gave the devil
chills with some of those prayer she sent up on our behalf...I sorely
Within two hours of "the
a man contacted me out of the
blue wanting to buy my van. He had just moved there from Israel. He
somehow heard in the rumor mill about my van quitting on me. He
needed my particular model van with its optional equipment for a
specific purpose on his new turkey farm. He bought the van sight
unseen, in spite of the blown engine, for $200.00. That was a huge
loss for me, financially and sentimentally. But it was better than
being fined, or being forced to dump the van. Most importantly, it
was an answer to our prayers.
About an hour later, a local
Baptist pastor called
out of the blue)
and volunteered his wife and son to drive us home to Tennessee in
their van, without charge.
Then our preacher friend in
South Florida committed
to pay for the gas and all other expenses for the trip. I wasn't
supposed to know it, but accidentally overheard how when they took us
in initially, my preacher friend told them “...please
help them...whatever it costs, I'll pay for it....”
I cannot describe what that did for us, after all we had been
through, and all the rejection and abandonment. WOW! God was building
We went from absolute
grid-lock to total
break-through, in two hours, or less.
could spend hours telling what God did
I could spend dozens of hours
sharing the memories of
how many times we desperately needed a miracle, and how effectively
in Air Strikes"
worked. Each time victory came. It
wasn't always within two hours, but it ALWAYS came!
my experiences, it
would be impossible for me
to over-recommend KCM, Rhema, CBN, or those other prayer lines. I don't
imagine Carrin Ministries is equiped to handle a callin prayer-line
The fact that they all provided prayer lines for so many years, that
alone makes their ministries worthy of your
support. Let me tell you why, especially at KCM and Rhema.
KCM has the most highly
trained prayer specialists I
know of. By all appearance, it is run as efficiently, and as
disciplined as any military organization. In fact, the leadership at
KCM and Rhema (as do I) treat spiritual warfare as
real war; just not against flesh and blood. Those manning the prayer
lines are truly professional warriors bristling with faith. And they
know how to pray the word over your situation. And they follow up on
you to be sure you made it through your crisis; and to see whether
you need more prayer. Who else in ministry anywhere on earth does
And Rhema runs a close second
to KCM, with CBN
following up at third place. I thank God for all of them upon every
Believe me, when you are in a
crisis, their help is
invaluable! So support these ministries, even if you don't agree with
every little jot and tittle of their doctrines. If you ever need
them, you'd better hope they are still there! The warriors we've
encountered there have been exceptional! To this day, we still call
them when we need them. And we support them financially; so they'll
be there, and because we believe in what they do! So you all support
When you're alone in a
crisis, and you're surrounded
by hearts that have waxed cold, I know of no better resource for
prayer support than the aforementioned ministry prayer teams.
Jesus, I have acquired a priceless collection of critics over the
years...I hope my critics' opinions will not matter to you; just as
your critics’ opinions don't matter to me....”
times, I’ve been tempted to pray for
God to remove some of them...but when it comes to such rare
collectibles as these, one really hates to
break up a set....”