To fully understand what I am
communicating here, you must read the entire article. Otherwise, you
will almost surely miss it.
Scripture supports true "Stigmata",
and states affirmatively that the Apostle Paul bore "Stigmata". However,
scripture may not support what I have coined as "Site Bleeding". You may ask, "What is the difference?" Read on!
In June, 1955, I was taken to a series
of old fashion
tent revival meetings being held by renowned Pentecostal
Evangelist Jack Coe.
That was the first time I had witnessed such a demonstration of the
Spirit of God and power. I remember those meetings as if they
happened only last night. Though only four years old, I was Born
Again in one of those services, and I’ve believed in the Lord Jesus
Christ ever since.
Some time soon after those meetings ended, Stigmata appeared on
my body. At least that's the earliest I remember noticing it. My
birth certificate confirms I wasn’t born with it. The Stigmata
remains to this day. Someday, I'd like to procure forensic
authentication, or at least a physician's affidavit.
a fool would claim something like this if it were not true, when a simple
inspection could easily prove it false.
is understandable that some may think the Stigmata is just an anomaly.
That's alright, I'm not trying to prove anything, I'm just reporting
according to the Lord's directive.
But when one considers all the other supernatural occurences and
photographs, that makes the anomaly theory unlikely. Then
consider the 100% accurate prophetic words
given with something in the neighborhood of 1.5 billion to 1 odds
of them all being fulfilled in my lifetime. What televangelist can
truthfully make that claim?
who may not know, Stigmata
are scars resulting from being pierced. In
Biblical times it was used much like branding cattle is used today.
Also, Roman warriors who had attained elite military status were
permitted to bear certain Stigmata. Today, U.S. Special Forces and
elite special ops team
members may bear tattoos or other physical marks designating their team
affiliation and warrior class status. Also, first century slaves
and outcasts involuntarily bore Stigmata. And as such, it was
intended to serve as "Legal Notice" that the one
bearing the Stigmata was the “property
of” the owner of that
mark. So as context may infer they belong to a proven elite warrior
class; a slave, or an outcast; or some combination thereof.
It is only
referenced in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul. In Galatians
6:17 he wrote, "...I
bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus…"”
word translated "...marks…."
the Greek word "Stigmata".
word connotes piercing, such as
was pierced. When Paul wrote of his Stigmata, he was not merely writing
exasperation. He was not pleading for everyone to "give him a break"
so to speak; as many suppose. Rather he was warning his critics that he
was a proven elite warrior of Christ
Jesus, and all that the Stigmata credentials inferred. Paul was flexing
muscle, flashing his special ops "Ranger
Tab" if you will, his espirit de corps, a sort of
escutcheon in Jesus
Christ. Perhaps the Lord will allow me to exposit this subject soon.
Let me be clear, some mistakenly confuse
"Stigmata" with what I call "Site Bleeding". Site Bleeding is an extraordinary phenomenon where
spontaneous bleeding manifests in a human body at sites
comparable to where Jesus was wounded.
appears to be different. It is an intentional scar made by piercing
one's body in order to
mark them, much like a cattle brand. While Site Bleeding
is an extraordinary phenomenon, I do not find it referenced anywhere in
I do find Stigmata in scripture, born by the Apostle Paul. There is no
evidence that Paul's Stigmata ever bled, and neither has mine ever
a drop of blood. Had Paul's Stigmata produced blood, I believe he would
have mentioned that. The Greek Text only references a scar, and with
only one Greek word, "Stigmata";
and no mention of blood.
up as a little Pentecostal boy, an in the so-called "Message Churches",
I witnessed many supernatural phenomena such as oil spontaneously
appearing on people's hands, as well as what I call "Site Bleeding".
While none of the churches I ever attended would have tolerated any
form of idolatry, I heard stories of some Pentecostal groups actually
anointing people with these appearances of oil and of what appeared to
be blood. No one should be in ministry who has no more discernment than
to allow idolatrous practices in their meetings. Remember, there is
only one man's blood that matters regarding the redemptive promises of
God, and His name is Jesus! He is the Christ of God, and He is the Lord
of all! His blood has already been shed and applied once for all! No
other blood matters to true believers!
the Stigmata on my body had ever produced blood I would have been very
much inclined to renounce it! I am cautious about these kinds of
phenomenon. In fact, I waited for sixty-years to announce it publicly,
and then only by God's directive.
Of all the people I have met or known of allegedly bearing
Stigmata, they actually appeared to have Site
Bleeding. None appeared to bear a true scar, and all merely produced a red substance
resembling blood from the areas of their bodies corresponding to Jesus'
wounds. Also, I know of no so-called Stigmata case to have ever
represented the massive wound Jesus bore in His
back. Perhaps there have been some for which I am unaware. But I would
caution anyone to be very discerning about any phenomenon produing
blood. Again, there is only one source of blood acceptable to me and His name
Let me be clear, I am not inferring
anything pejorative about the aforementioned experiences.
However, I'm not sure the experiences, as they have been described or
presented, can be supported by scripture. It is essential that we not
accept any teaching, or experience that conflicts with, or contradicts
vindicated interpretation and application of scripture.
these last days we must be extremely cautious of those bearing
supernatural signs that are antagonistic to scripture. But it is
equally important that we be sure we are right before assigning any
sign, experience, or miracle to Beelzebub.
Assigning something that is from God to be from Beelzebub is "blasphemy of
the Holy Spirit".
That can get you into more
trouble than you can ever get out of.
what many expository bible teachers claim today, "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit"
is an offense that can be committed during the Church Age, and by
believers in the Lord Jesus Christ! But that's a subject for another
know the Bible speaks of signs like the Pillar of Fire, the Pillar of
Cloud, the Smoke of His Glory filling the room, blinding bright light
one, His glory enveloping people, signs in one's hands, translating
Spirit-filled people from one
place to another, the Thorn in the Flesh, His audible voice speaking
from heaven, and being caught away into His Shekinah. You can bet I
have filtered every sign, experience, and miracle through a screen of
the strictest scrutiny. That is one of the resaons I waited for several
decades to make these signs public. It's been said of me that anything
my Lord Jesus Christ, I examine with a magnifying glass.
Catholic Church has compiled the most exhaustive record of those
documented to have borne Stigmata
during the church age. However, I don't believe they make a distinction
between Stigmata and Site Bleeding.
A few years ago I actually considered writing Pope John
Paul for assistance in further historical research, and documenting
mine. But procrastination prevailed, and I never wrote him. According
to my findings from sources within the Catholic Church, there have been
no more than two-to-three
hundred of us, documented to bear the Stigmata of the Lord Jesus Christ
throughout church history. That's a small group of souls.
not given to celebritize me, but to announce affirmatively to
the entire seen and unseen worlds (church leaders, angels, and
that I am the property of
the Lord Jesus Christ. He will vindicate, protect, and defend His
property; and boy does He!
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....