Prophecy and Photograph
Why was the sign
June 1995 (exactly - twenty
years after being caught away and forty years after the Stigmata), another
supernatural experience occurred. It was the manifestation of a
prophetic word given four months earlier; a sign to
confirm that word's validity. That sign remains to this day, and
is shown in the photograph below.
It is curious yet
not coincidental that the Stigmata, being Caught Away, and the Hands
of Fire signs each manifested in June, twenty years apart. So June, 2015,
tops another Twenty Year Cycle. But I digress.
While attending a
Christmas party in December, 1994, I was asked what would be my News
Year's Resolution. I responded, “...I
don't make those anymore....”
Then suddenly I blurted out, “...but
as the holiday feasting is done, I'm going to seek the Lord in
fasting and prayer...I'll get a hold of God if it costs me everything
That may well be the
most stupid phrase I have ever uttered. Because that is nearly what it
cost me; everything I owned. If you heard my testimony in chief, you
would see what I mean.
So on January 3,
1995, with all the holidays behind me, I began seeking God in earnest. Then the devil began his
interference campaign. My wife strained her back while making our bed.
water line sprung a leak underneath a portion of a concrete slab. Then
engine on my pickup truck caught fire and seized up. Knowing these acts
fit the enemy's MO, these were not coincidental. So, I
a period of time seeking God
I received a prophetic word from Him. It was about a future ministry
promised to me CONDITIONED
OBEDIENCE TO HIM!
me say here, I am not one who goes to and fro carelessly
phrases like, "...God
told me...."; or "...the
Lord showed me...."; or
"...Thus Saith the Lord...."Those
who know me know this is true.
Since the mid-1970s, I have proclaimed that "time is a prophet's best friend,
and a false prophet's worst nightmare", and that is true.
If anyone doubts what I aver here, click here "The Prophetic",
or the link so named, in the Supernatural Signs and Experiences panel
at the top of this page. Read those samples of prophecies the Lord has
given spoken through me.
I make such a claim it is done prayerfully, thoughtfully, and
purposefully. It comes based on many decades of study and spiritual
from issuing prophetic utterances, regarding events that often made
international headlines, with 100% accurate fulfillment.
How many televangelists can honestly make that claim?
is not boasting anything about me, but of the Lord Jesus Christ. I don't have the
intelligence to see into the future, nor the power to make prophetic
utterances come to pass. It's all Him! But it does vindicate me as His
servant. He chose me, I didn't choose Him; why He did so I do not know. I would
not have chosen me!
The revelation began with the phrase "...if you will be obedient, I will
give you a ministry like no other...." Then I saw full
newspaper adds challenging the proverbial priests of Baal (the critics
true Christianity, and my critics within the church), to "...meet in a neutral
place...." I have come to call it “My Mount Carmel Challenge”.
The newspaper add continued with, “...Let them call on their God, and I
will call upon the Lord, and let the God who answers be God....” I had not seen or heard
of anything like this since my spiritual father in the faith, William Branham (BroBran) was still
BroBran had his share of
critics, people twisting his teachings, accusing him of denying the
Trinity, and all manner of false accusations.
sometimes they would go so far as to
fill out a prayer card, and go onto the platform posing as a sick
person. They would attempt to trick BroBran in front of an audience of
Never once did
that end well for them. Sometimes, when they came into proximity, they
would actually physically feel the presence of the Angel of the Lord.
He always stood
next to BroBran in those meetings. By that time, they would come to
their senses and chicken out.
came in such arrogance, such self assurance, and so determined to
trick BroBran, their conscience was seared. They could not feel
anything. It was very much like when the Pharisees tried to entrap
Jesus. So by the time some critics sensed the angel's presence, they
had already gone too far. It was not unusual for them to fall on their
faces, grab the cuffs of BroBran's trousers, and beg for mercy. By then
it was too late, the Spirit had already spoken. Some were hauled out of
the meetings, often
crippled for life. Sometimes, years later BroBran would get letters
from them, begging for mercy. But it wasn't BroBran who they had
challenged, who they had insulted, nor who they had blasphemed. It
wasn't BroBran who struck them.
ABOUT BROBRAN: In my teachings you may find I
refer to BroBran
freely. I refer to him as my spiritual father in the faith. I do not
preach William Branham, I preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified! And
I don't put my brain on a shelf for anyone! I do not accept
teaching that does not match my understanding of scripture!
have had the good fortune of knowing a little Greek, and a little early
church history. I have owned and
used Big Kittle (10-volume)
since 1979. In the early 1980s, I made a
New Year's Resolution to use my A.T. Robertson's big 1528 page Greek
Grammar as my daily devotional. Anyone familiar with New Testament
should know the enormity of such an undertaking. I lasted less than a
month. I love NTG, and my nature is to study scripture with a
high-powered microscope. But it quickly turned from devotional, to
exhaustive, to exhausting. And so I returned to simple prayer and
scripture for my
devotional time; and I leave the academic tools for my expository
studies. To my knowledge, that was the last New Year's
Resolution I ever made. For roughly four decades or so I've used
A.T. Robertson, Edersheim, Scroggie, Brown-Driver-Briggs, Ante Nicene
Fathers, Gibbons, the Colonel, and a myriad of other invaluable
university level sources. Yet with all that, I
have a greater reverence than ever, for BroBran's consecrated life. And
I hold BroBran
to be equal or greater in
understanding of the Word, than any of the aforementioned scholars.
is a carefully thought out position, and the result of immeasurable
prayer and study.
not well educated, and as a result was often misunderstood. Some of us
took the time to get familiar with
how he taught. Over the
decades, we learned his unique word usage, imagery,
and phrasing. We also learned that his
teachings agree more often than not, with all the aforementioned
scholars. In fact, I was surprised to see how often the great scholars
confirmed so much of what BroBran actually taught. We also learned that
just because God has not fully unveiled something to us "YET", that
BroBran taught, does not mean he was wrong, or that we should reject
one gets a free pass with me concerning error or heresy. Those who know
me can confirm that I am meticulous and highly critical regarding
doctrinal issues. God put that nature in me, and one day I will account
to Him for how I have handled it. But after so many decades, I have
learned the wisdom of holding my fire, especially regarding those
BroBran taught. Some of his teachings "are" unusual. But when one
understands BroBran, they find that none of his views are any less
plausible than the popular views held by any of the aforementioned
I refuse to sever my sacred
bond with BroBran just because a few
knuckle-heads foolishly deified him, or held his teachings as
went about baptizing in the name of William Branham, or twisted his
words to say things
BroBran neither said or meant. Scripture tells us that people
twisted Jesus' teachings, made
Paul their idol, and even baptized in the name of Paul.
None of those things
change how I feel about Jesus, or Paul. Nor does what ignorant fools
do, change my
feelings about BroBran.
But one brother in that following made an
interesting observation and asked, "...can
you imagine living so much like the Lord Jesus Christ, and having Him
work such miraculous signs through you, that people begin to mistake
you for the Lord Jesus Christ?" Then he asked, "...when was the
last time someone mistook you for the Lord Jesus Christ, that way?" Point well taken,
the Hands of Fire narrative
word continued, affirming the conditionally promised ministry. And
that as an earnest or token to confirm this conditional promise, I
would be given a sign, “Hands
When I shared
this with my wife and one of my preacher buddies, neither
believed I had heard from God.
wife thought that possibly it resulted from my love for BroBran and his huge
influence on my life. Perhaps I had projected upon myself some latent
desire for that kind
But the fact is, I
had never done that. I knew intimately the terrible price Brother
Branham paid. I didn't want the restrictions on my life that his gift
imposed upon his way of life. So the “Nays” had it.
Finally, I began
to question whether I had really heard from the Lord. So I
least it was a good title for a song. I always wanted to write a
tribute song to BroBran and other of God's Generals from The Healing
Revival. But I also remembered what BroBran always told us, “...if
it's Thus Saith the Lord, it must come to pass, no matter what you do
or believe about it....”
So this doubting Thomas went on with
life, taking care of my wife with her back injury, and dealing with
all the demons that had become so stirred up over my fervently seeking
months later, the Oklahoma City Bombing occurred. I had prophesied
and several other events, and at God's directive had copyrighted it in a compilation prophetic work, twelve
kind of fool would I be to make such a claim that the US Copyright
Office could so easily disprove, unless it were true?
to say, I was troubled and heart-broken that the prohecy had been
fulfilled. But my spiritual senses were stirred, and I snapped to
Another two months passed. Then, in spite of the doubters the
Hands of Fire ssuddenly appeared, just as the Lord had
promised! Below is the photographic evidence!
When I pray for someone
sick or demon oppressed sometimes my hand-prints are burned into
their skin. And the sign still appears to this day. That anointing is
here, and is upon me right now as I write. This phenomenon has been
photographed numerous times.
While under that
anointing my hands begin to tingle and burn, sometimes sort like
they're buzzing a little; they
turn reddish and feel full, maybe slightly swollen; and
these whitish prickly spots appear. I still don’t know what it
all means, but I feel sure it must mean something. He will show me in His
time, when He wants me to know.
Let me be clear,
I can't make it come and I can't make
it go. God's ministry gifts operate "as
that if I get around someone needing ministry, it
often starts up unexpectedly. If I start talking about something I
need Him to confirm, sometimes it comes as if to confirm. Sometimes
during deliverance, it seems to be very active when demons are
present, and calms as they leave. So perhaps it's a discernment gift
of some kind.
A few times,
when I fell asleep praying, hands folded
over my chest, I awoke to hand-prints burned into my own skin.
Once, I erased
all the data
on my ATM Card when I grabbed it in haste to withdraw money, before the
anointing had fully lifted. I was forced to get a new card,
and is a matter of record at my bank.
in the past few days, after the anointing came strongly upon me, the
batteries in two different
watches failed either the same day, or one day apart. One of the watch
batteries had been replaced on a couple of months earlier. You can draw
whatever conclusion you wish from that. As stated, I am not trying to
prove anything, just reporting. Without question, this
anointing certainly behaves curiously.
When we were
poisoned, we spent over a year in a special medical facility out of
state. One night while holding a prayer meeting in our apartment, I
I had gotten tired and run down from being sole caregiver for so long
without a break. I had picked up some flu bug. The
Spirit led me to have everyone form a prayer chain, including my wife
laying on a hospital type bed (wheels, IV pole, side rails, etc).
my wife's hand, she held a young man's hand, and so on. A young lady
was at then end of the chain, and laid her hand on me. We all prayed,
the Spirit began to move, and my hands began to burn as the anointing
grew stronger. I didn't feel any earth-shaking
healing sensation, but His anointing was clearly present. But the
lady's hand also got hot while we prayed. So when the Spirit lifted, I
into the bathroom, pulled my shirt back. The young lady's hand-print
burned perfectly into my shoulder.
Now, I understand
better the doctrine of transference as well as the "Prayer Cloth"
ministry. Every time the anointing
comes upon me powerfully, I grab the prayer cloth box
and pray. I hold them, and as I turn them in my hands I pray fervently
over them. I
believe in that ministry.
As stated, I cannot make it come, and I cannot make it go. However one caveat, when it
first appeared twenty years ago, I noticed that any time I struggled
with issues of unforgiveness, or if I began to feel a little puffed
up over the sign; it would not come until I repented and got that evil
spirit out of me. When I dealt with the issue, if came almost instantly!
When it comes
real strong my hands burn like fire; sometimes uncomfortably so.
However, they don’t always leave burn marks. But it always causes a
visible manifestation that no one could truthfully deny.
Again, only a
fool would claim something like this if it could be so easily
conclusion, I don't know whether He will ever give me that "conditionally
promised prophetic ministry".
It was conditioned upon my obedience. During those seven years of
extreme testing, there were times I failed Him so miserably. So I'm not
sure I even
passed the exam. If I did pass, I doubt I made a very good grade. He is not
obliged to give me that ministry.
to the best of my knowledge, every sin I have ever committed is under
the Blood of Jesus Christ. So my gut tells me He will place that
ministry in me someday. Of course, I'll have some, who are controlled by their
wolf scavenger nature, who will drag the old dead rotten carcass of my
former sins out from under the alter, and gnaw on them endlessly like a dog on a rawhide bone. Their
day will come, and probably soon. But I am no less clean because of
their depraved darkened hearts.
In the sample
photograph of the Hands of Fire sign (below),
you can see how my hand prints are burned into the skin of the person
being prayed for. In this case it burned through the sheet, blanket,
and clothing. It bears an appearance much like that of a very bad
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this particular session, we also photographed a spirit of death who
was holding this subject. After several hours, we forced it to leave
by the authority of Jesus Christ. Then it returned again four months
later. And we again photographed the same spirit, different kind of
film, showing the same image, holding the same person, on the same
location of the body. I have witnessed all manner of manifestations
of evil spirits. There was the sophisticated affluent high society
lady, who came finely dressed, and arrayed in costly jewelry. Then a
demon drove her to her knees, and made her bear her teeth and bark like
dog. There were others who crawled on their bellies and hissed like
snakes. An elder's daughter, a grown woman was at the alter dealing with a besetting sin issue, when
suddenly she was overtaken by a demon. She backed up into a corner on her all
fours, hunched her back, her hair seemed to stand on end, and she
bore her teeth and hissed like a wild cat. I do not say those things to brag, but to say that I have seen enough to not be
surprised easily. But photographing the same spirit of death two
separate times, on the same person, four months apart, on different
kinds of film, after having driven it out; that was a first for this
I did not Share the Supernatural Signs, Photos, and Experiences
people ask me, “why
didn't you share
these photos, and tell the people about these supernatural signs and
experiences when you first came here?”
inference is that it would have enhanced my ministry here. That is
probably correct. Had I exploited the sacred gifts, experiences, and
signs God has given me, I probably could have avoided those 32-years
of poverty, shame, and humiliation. But at what cost?
did not give them to me to be merchandised. I should not be forced to
choose between exploiting holy gifts, and poverty. No one should have
to defile sacred things to get the church to do the right thing!
What's the difference in that and prostitution?
did not tell me I was allowed to make these things public, until
recently. For me, it is better to be in obedience and endure the
abject poverty, than to deliberately go out of His will in order to
prosper. I can honestly say, there were times I thought of giving up;
was I tempted to exploit the signs, experiences, and photographs.
Perhaps the following two part explanation will help.
all, the signs were
for me, not for them. The
“Burning Bush” was
for Moses, not for Israel. Moses' “Hand”
becoming leprous then being healed, Moses' “Rod”
becoming a snake and again becoming a rod, and pouring water on the
ground and it turning into "Blood",
each were initially for Moses, not for Israel. Moses revealed these
things to Israel much later, during the "Wilderness
they were initially
given to Moses to help him believe enough to accept his commission
from God; and to withstand when satan would test his faith to the
extreme. Until recently, I was not given permission to share these
before I came here, the Lord gave me instructions on how I would know
who has His Holy Spirit in them. He had placed His Spirit in me and
confirmed that with supernatural signs. He did that for me, to
confirm these things to me and in me. It was not for them, at that
me that if they have His Holy Spirit in them, that Spirit will
recognize who I am by the Spirit He placed in me. His Spirit will not
repel His Spirit.
know how the spirit operates understand what I'm saying here. This
was demonstrated in Brother Branham's ministry, every time he
ministered in the Spirit.
showed me if they repel me, never accept me, reject me, shun me,
never allow me to get close, push me away, or any of those kinds of
conduct, then His Holy Spirit is not in them; regardless of what they
may claim, feel, or do.
another spirit in them that hates the Spirit He placed in me.
So that is
how I'll know who they are, by how they respond to me; not by how
they respond to seeing Him manifest supernatural signs through me.
There's always a multitude ready to follow after the fishes and
loaves. As throughout scripture, the signs were to be shown to the
elect, in the wilderness.
Now I can
just hear some critic arise, citing for example Paul's bitter
dissension with Barnabas over Mark. I would say to Mr. or Mrs.
Critic, remember in your current role that's all you are, is a
critic. Contrary to what you may believe, the Holy Spirit did not
prompt you with your criticism. He knows the truth. He's the One who
revealed this to me. He's the One who confirmed it countless times
with signs. Had “...the Spirit of Truth come....”
prompt you, that would have been to “...guide you into all
truth....” My recommendation is to first get deliverance from
all evils spirits, then seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and
then ask “...the Comforter....”,
and “...He will teach you all things....”
A few months
after we moved here, the Lord gave me Ezekiel
a pattern of what was to come.
years later, He has vindicated me unquestionably as His servant, and
as one of His prophets, just as promised. Over these three-plus
decades, those verses He gave me in Ezekiel have unfolded like a
blossom opens in spring. And just as that passage states, they “heard
but would not do them; they
made a “show
but chased after covetousness; and I was to them as a “...song
of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an
And just as He promised me, “...when
this cometh to pass, (lo it will come,) then shall they know that a
prophet hath been among them....”
As they always
have, those things I have prophesied over this place, and these
people, will come to pass. Woe unto them who have not repented in
purpose for sharing these supernatural signs and experiences is not
to boast, but to testify
of Him! These signs and experiences are not to celebritize me, but to
magnify Him! He gave them, and continues to give them, to vindicate
me as His servant. Further, it is to show yet another reason why I am
willing to repeatedly follow Him into the lion's den; and why I've
been willing to endure the decades of extreme adversity, abject
poverty, insults, humiliation, and public shame. I love Him!
ago, He revealed Himself to me by His power and marked me as "His
Property" with "His
Forty years ago, He revealed Himself to me by snatching me away
and engulfing me into His glorious Shekinah Presence, and similar to
the Mount of Transfiguration account. Twenty years ago, He gave me a
conditional promise of my full ministry and confirmed it by the
sign, which remains to this day. He has made me know experientially
that ALL power and authority is in Him; and that nothing and no one
can stand in His presence; no demon, no principality, no angel, no
disease, no military force, nor satan, and not even death can stand
against Him! Everyone and everything is subject to Him! He’s been
with me, even in me all my life!
has always delivered me! I am His property! He defends me
extravagantly! Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel....