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A Chilling Experience

By Danny Parkes

“And when the devil had finished tempting him, he left him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:13).Sometime around May or June of 1993, when my son Daniel Jr. was not yet born and at about 5 or 6 months in the womb, I went through an absolutely “chilling” experience with a demon or perhaps even…

A Christian Response to Islam

By Danny Parkes

Islam is like any world religion. It is based on a philosophy and belief that in order to get to heaven, one must do good works in order to “merit” heaven. Whether or not this is according to the teachings of Islam or not, in my discussion with a Muslim recently, he explained to me…

A Chronology Of Gambling Expansion In Ontario

By Marie Lucie Spoke

Editor’s note: Unless obviously otherwise, articles in this series against gambling are submitted, not written by, Marie-Lucie Spoke. As Marie-Lucie Spoke writes, “I am not OCAGE. I just direct the e-mail traffic and pull the information together.” Thank you for doing that, which we are all grateful for. We have been blessed. D Parkes. ONTARIO…

A Closer Examination of Matthew 8:24-27

By Danny Parkes

Does Matthew 8:24-27 teach us that we have authority over the elements? Some would say yes, some would say no. The reason I would like to take a closer look at this passage today is because of some false teaching that says that it does, in fact, teach that believers have authority over the elements,…

A Contradiction In the Bible Or A Test of Faith?

By Michael Behrend

I want to share with you this revelation about how we approach scripture and what it says about our relationship with God. The other day I was reading in “Our Daily Bread”, Ephesians 2:14-15 “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of…

A Cross in Your Life

By Jack Donnelly

Each of us knows that we are ministers of the good news of Jesus Christ. Sometimes, however, we struggle to understand specifically what it is that we are being called to do. Every now and then I get a clear impression of an issue that He wants me to convey to other believers. The topics…

A Cry for Help

By Danny Parkes

I am grieved over this nation, Lord. This is a nation that has gone astray. This nation is in its worst hour, Lord. The outlook looks bleak, we stand on shaky grounds, our enemies are around us on every side, and they subvert true justice by perverting your righteous laws! Oh, Lord, how my soul…

A Cry to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

By Danny Parkes

Lord, I am exceedingly troubled right now. I am really really troubled. I am very troubled. Please Lord, You must listen to me. There is rebellion on every side. A conspiracy exists to overthrow You and say You do not exist, and that You do not see, and that You will never judge. Lord, You…

A Divine Appointment

By Danny Parkes

As I paid the money to the lady, I felt like the Lord was saying to me, share with her Jesus.” I put it aside, and made my way out the main exit at the store. Then, I began to walk back to my workplace. After all, it was only the early afternoon. I got…

A Forty Year Journey – Part 1

By Jim Fergusson

The Bible tells Christians, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (I Peter 3:15, New International Version) Anyone who comes to believe in Jesus always does so because in one way or another,…

A Forty Year Journey – Part 2

By Jim Fergusson

I worked hard during my stay in the government, and the experience was certainly worthwhile. However, I did not find what I was looking for, and became more and more disillusioned the longer I stayed. I often regretted turning down the university offers I had received. I became more and more isolated from my family.…

A Forty Year Journey – Part 3

By Jim Fergusson

By the end of 1979, I was also ready to launch out into politics by working for the Liberal Party of Canada. The Conservatives had recently come to power, and the Liberals were getting ready to choose a new leader. I thought there was an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a…

A Forty Year Journey – Part 4 (Final)

By Jim Fergusson

Regarding the question of whether it is reasonable to believe in Jesus, I found the tools of the historian and the lawyer more helpful than those of the scientist and the philosopher. Historians have argued very reasonably that the New Testament as we read it today was indeed written by the early followers of Jesus,…

A Letter to My Doctor

By Danny Parkes

Dear _______________________________, It was nice meeting with you today. Sorry I didn’t have much time to be able to share with you something that means more to me that you can imagine. That “thing” is Christ. The Bible says that Christ is the answer to our most important need in life: The need to find…

A letter to my landlord

By Danny Parkes

Dear Dave, I thought I would write you to wish you and your family season’s greetings. At this time of year, many people celebrate many different things. And when I was young, Jesus was not really part of the celebration. Today, it remains true that many people who celebrate Christmas do not celebrate the birth…

A Man and A Woman Named …

By Danny Parkes

There once was a man named Ted,Who couldn’t seem to get out of his bed,In the morning he’d lie around sleeping,When the Lord himself was weeping,For the souls and the hearts and the minds of those thatHe’d created. There was also a boy named Jerry,Who’d all day long make merry,He’d drink more than he was…

A Matter of Jurisdiction

By Danny Parkes

“Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.” (Job 38:11) Forget, if you will, any argument that is too difficult to comprehend (although later it may be easier to comprehend). Let’s look at it now from the standpoint of jurisdiction, for jurisdiction, I say, is what it is really all about. The Holy Spirit has by…

A Meeting With Emmanuel

By Danny Parkes

Emmanuel means, “God with us.” However, it was also the name given to a man whom I had the opportunity of meeting one day in late 1992. My wife was the first to hear of the situation, for it was the wife of Emmanuel who spoke with her from Montreal long distance on the phone…

A Meeting with Victor

By Paul Sadler

I met Victor Kalinggo in a Nortel class I took last October. Not sure “how we connected”, but somewhere, probably during group lab activities, we got to know each other. Before long, we discovered that we were both believers. Victor is from Indonesia, working for Nortel here in Richardson, Texas. One day, we had the…

A Miraculous Deliverance At Camp Sydenham, Ontario

By Catherine Boivin

In the last week of July 1997, my husband and I and our four children attended a non-denominational Christian family camp. The biblical teachings were scheduled in the morning and early evening of each day. Pastor Stephen Cummings and his wife, Yvonne, from the Orangeville Christian Fellowship in Hillsburg (Orangeville) led the teachings for the…

A Most Profound Thought

By Danny Parkes

It was not long ago … less than ten years ago, in fact, that a thought which had never occurred to me absolutely startled me and put me into a sense of deep awe and amazement. I am still amazed today – that same sense of awe comes across me. The thought is this: I…

A Moving By the Spirit

By Danny Parkes

“Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.” (Daniel 6:10) Recently, I was working away on a project,…

A Need Met By the Lord

By Graham Bishop

This has been a week in which I have been enormously blessed by the Lord. The Lord has met an urgent need for me in a truly amazing way – especially as I didn’t originally consider that there was going to be a need! Perhaps, as with so many things in the past, I had…

A Needy Soul

By Catherine Boivin

One evening, a few weeks before Christmas 1997, my twelve-year old son, Shaun, and I went Christmas shopping at a nearby mall. At 11:00 p.m., closing time, we headed to the Cash. No one else was around. The Cashier, after checking through our items, said, “Guess what! You guys just won yourself a turkey!”, as…

A New Life … A New Adventure

By David Mack

On July 15, 1990, I felt like my life was pretty much over. My wife had rejected me. I had just got out of the hospital from a nervous breakdown. I had no idea who Jesus Christ was. My wife was not happy to see me home. She had thought I was gone for good.…

A Perfectly Perfect Divine Encounter

By Danny Parkes

There I was, driving to work at about 8:45 a.m., when, all of sudden, I noticed a hitch-hiker with his thumb sticking out. Immediately, the Lord spoke to me a word of assurance and encouragement, “This one is okay.” With that, I pulled my van over to the side of the road. “Where are you…

A Prayer For The Weak, and Discouraged, and Faint Hearted

By Danny Parkes

Lord, I confess that I am not corrupt. I am righteous. I serve a righteous God. That righteous God lives in me. He lives eternally in me. I please him all the time, in everything that I do. He loves me. I serve him, and he loves me. He takes care of me. He gives…

A Prayer of Encouragement

By Danny Parkes

I am not weak, but I am very strong. I am not discouraged, but I am encouraged! And why not be encouraged? For God is with me, in everything that I do. I am not weak, but I am strong. I am not defeated, but I am victorious. In everything I do, I am victorious.…

A Providential Encounter With A Friend

By Danny Parkes

Wouldn’t you know it, there I was minding my own business at work, and along came Jason — a man I had not previously met. The Spirit of the Lord was moving in me, and I knew the word was, ‘Be quite, listen.’ So I did. He didn’t share much, really. Rather, it was simply…

A Psychic Fair Came to Town

By Brenda Thompson-Gould

About a month ago a psychic fair came to town to the one mall we have. This really bothered me because this is one of my ministry grounds and I’m claiming souls for the kingdom there every time I go there. The fair started on Thursday and I didn’t go to the mall that day…

A Rational Basis, Part I

By Danny Parkes

Part I: A rational basis for the existence of God and the need to repent from sin in order to find favor with him 1. We have been created by an intelligent designer (“God”) An intelligent design points towards an intelligent creator. Ever seen a watch that was designed by nobody? Nobody in their right…

A Rational Basis, Part II

By Danny Parkes

Part II: How God is able to forgive us (If you missed part 1 of this 2 part series, you can find it listed at the bottom.) How then is it possible for God to forgive us? How does God “make provision” for us to be able to repent from sin? We have established, well…

A Reunion of Hearts – A Mother’s Story

By Catherine Boivin

I have a Mother’s Day message that I believe the Lord inspired me to write. It’s for all you mothers that may have lost a baby at some point in your life, either through abortion, death, or miscarriage. Years ago, in my young adulthood, I was married for approximately two years to a young man…

A Servant Heart

By Danny Parkes

My daughter seems to love me. I can’t understand why! All I did, when she was picked up from the birthday party, was to take her out for a treat at the dollar store, where she could buy a few trinkets. While there, I also suggested to her that, with her money, she buy a…

A Slip of the Lip

By Jack Donnelly

Back in World War II, there was a phrase that said “A slip of the lip can sink a ship.” The saying was put on posters and hung everywhere in an attempt to get people to understand that, because we were in a war, the enemy or their spies could be anywhere at any time.…

A Squashed Mosquito Is Dead Forever

By Tom Wagner

Have you ever squashed a mosquito? Interestingly, the squashing of a mosquito may help us understand what makes life possible and what makes the spontaneous generation of life impossible. When a mosquito is slapped, what happens? Obviously it’s shape changes and it dies. But what makes it die? All of the thousands of sophisticated chemicals…

A Story of Two Roofers

By Danny Parkes

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) A man who called himself a roofer came to my door one day saying he would put new shingles on the roof of my house for such and such a price. I thought that was a pretty good deal,…

A Sweet-Smelling Fragrance

By Danny Parkes

Growing Up There are so many things about growing up that I remember, but one of them was sitting in class — oh, there were many of them — and being able to relate with those around me. I remember this certain girl, she seemed to be like a very good friend to me. She…

A Sweet, Sweet Spirit!

By Danny Parkes

The Bible says that where the Spirit is, there is liberty. I was in a grocery store some time ago, patiently waiting in line to pay for my food, when, all of a sudden, a song came to my heart. If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you may recognize it:…

A Tool In The Hands Of God

By Danny Parkes

“15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall…

A Tribute to Jehoiada

By Danny Parkes

“Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Zibiah of Beersheba. And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.” (2 Chronicles 24:1-2) In the Bible, we read of a…

A Trip to Gallagher’s

By Danny Parkes

Not long ago, I made the decision to get a tune up for my vehicle at a place that I knew honored the Lord (Gallagher’s Garage in Kanata, Ontario, Canada — a good place, by the way). In my spirit, I felt so “satisfied” knowing that these people served the same One that I knew…

A Trip to the Pool

By Danny Parkes

The woman walked into the swimming pool sauna and asked me, “Are you meditating?” (For to her it looked like I might be doing that, whatever “meditating” meant to her.) I responded, “No,” because I was reasonably certain that whatever her definition of “meditating” was, it certainly was not my own. “No, I’m not meditating,”…

A True Testimony

By Danny Parkes

My child was right. I wasn’t paying enough attention to her. As it was — this happened about a year ago, now — she was beginning to show some signs of jealousy since I was always taking my son out, and I was seeming to neglect her. How come? As it turns out, when I…

A Tumultuous Event

By Danny Parkes

I had a dream this morning (May 7, 2012) about war. I know this dream came from the Lord. I’m not sure if it relates to an invasion which the Lord showed me way back on April 26, 2010 (https://fcet.biblemessages.com/revelation-from-the-lord-concerning-an-invasion/). In that dream, the Lord showed me an invasion. If you have not read it…

A Visit to Brownsville

By Jack Donnelly

My family and I recently returned from Pensacola, Florida, where we attended the Brownsville revival. Since Father’s day, 1995, over a million and a half people have felt drawn and come from the fifty states and all over the world just like I did. I consider myself tremendously blessed to have a wife and four…

A Visit With My Aunt

By Danny Parkes

My father was concerned for his ailing sister, who appeared not to have much longer to live, so one day, he and I went to visit her. Aunty B. was what we called her, even though her name was Betty Ann. Upon greeting her, I knew too that she didn’t have long to live. It…

A Wall Comes Down

By Danny Parkes

I walked in to the test station, but this time things would be different. This time I would have a chance to “meet” with a man whom I had met many times before, but, before this time, I had sensed a “wall” in my spirit. To be sure, the “wall” was some type of barrier…

Aaron’s Stick

By Danny Parkes

‘And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. 10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did…

All Eyes On Jesus, Part 1

By Danny Parkes

Not long ago, I was driving my two children and some friends to school, when I noticed that one of the friends was snizzling and coughing … just a little. My inner “drab … oh rats” went off. Suddenly, I started to feel just a “little uncomfortable” about that little 4-year old boy sitting next…

All In A Day’s Work

By Danny Parkes

I am about to recount to you an incredible story that is absolutely mind-boggling (to me) and demonstrates quite a few things about God’s character and His love for people, as well as His oversight. There are many things in this testimony, and I don’t know how long (in terms of words) that it will…

All Things are Possible, Part 1: The “House”

By Danny Parkes

Do you believe in God? Do you believe that God wants to speak to you? I believe He does want to speak to you. In fact, this series of articles relates to a series of dreams that God gave me, that all came true. They were quite detailed and, as you read this, I think…

All Things are Possible, Part 2: The Big-Name Lawyer

By Danny Parkes

More than a year before I was ever called up by Alcea Technologies and offered the job at Time ICR which would be later bought out by Rogers Communications, my friend Jim sent me an email in which he wrote about one of his dreams, “Then I ran into this big-name lawyer – Rogers –…

All Things are Possible, Part 3: The Big Fish

By Danny Parkes

While money is nice (even essential), it’s not everything. I wouldn’t, for example, sell my soul, or lower my standards, in order to gain more money. In the end, it’s just not worth it. Jesus put it this way, when He said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world…

All Things are Possible, Part 4: The Refresher Course

By Danny Parkes

A week prior to my entering the office of the financial officer, the Lord did a very strange thing one day when I got into work. Here’s what happened. When I sat down at my desk, a whole pile of confusion came over me. When I stood up, the confusion immediately went away. When I…

All Things are Possible, Part 5: The Final Ultimatum

By Danny Parkes

The next morning was Thursday, November 17, 2005. I came into work as usual expecting that some sort of decision would have been reached. But when I sat down at my desk, I noticed that no one was approaching me, even though both the VP and the financial officer were clearly at the company. So…

All Things Through Christ

By Danny Parkes

“Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and…

Almond Blossoms – Manifesting God’s Kingdom

By Ruth McMillan Mayfield

One of the first signs of spring in Jerusalem is the bursting forth of almond blossoms. The flowers are a joyful reminder to most of the Lord’s faithful rebirth in the earth each spring. The beautiful flower laden branches cheer the soul as they catch the brilliant spring sunlight and dance as the warming breezes…

Amazing Grace

By Andrew Caldwell

As Christians, we already know what it means to be “saved” or “born again.” We know of God’s great love for us — that He sent His only Son to die for us. Amazing Grace indeed! However, are we ever sometimes guilty of forgetting about what we were like before we knew Christ? More importantly,…

Amazing Mercy and Grace

By Ellen Harlow

It was a warm day in April of 2008 when I received an invitation to attend a Music workshop in Nashville, TN. I did not feel that I could afford to make the trip as it was over a thousand miles round trip, but felt that I was supposed to go nonetheless. So, long story…