Mysterious Ways

You may or may not have heard about this guy. He’s heading up a series of continuous church meetings down in Lakeland, Florida but he’s a Canuck. People have been coming from all over the world to experience what some are calling “revival” and others are calling “an outpouring”. Lots of people are getting healed at these meetings from various ailments and they are saying that as many as 10 people have been returned back from the dead (the recently dead, no famous historical figures or anything as cool as that).

The above is a clip from a meeting held at another time and place from where he is at present. He’s had personal visitations from angels (some of whom might have been Jesus, he wasn’t entirely sure according to him), he’s been to the “third heaven” and met with Paul at his flat in heaven and discussed the authorship of the book of Hebrews – turns out it WAS Paul but he had help from Abraham (as in Abrahm, Isaac and Jacob – father of the faithful Abraham) who he consulted with and so didn’t take credit as author as he did his other letters.

For those not into the lingo, this is what people are referring to in the church when they say there was a “move of God.”

And the proof all this is true? Why would you ask? Are you an unbeliever? Are you trying to sow seeds of doubt? Are you coming against the Lord’s anointed?

Oh, you’re just asking because Jesus always let his followers question him? Well, you’ll have to find the evidence on your own. I did see him hold up an Xray with a flashlight behind it to prove a child’s arm had been healed of a break from a few weeks before. Of course, the arm was at a different angle and position from the original xray and the flashlight behind it created a distorted lighting effect and most people actually go to training to learn how to read an Xray but I can honestly say it didn’t look broke to me any more.

Meanwhile, back here on the ranch, minus the lights, cameras and big offerings, we still pray for people to get healed and some do, some don’t. We also share Jesus with people and some do meet him, some don’t. I wonder if there’s a way we can market this and call it ‘revival’? Oh, wait, I think it’s just supposed to be called ‘church’. Never mind.

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Stumbling towards what comes next.
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10 Responses to Mysterious Ways

  1. Deacon says:

    Check this out if you want to hear from another cynic:

    http://pjmiller.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/leaving-lakeland/

  2. Yves says:

    Wow.

    I watched the video…. wow.

  3. brianmpei says:

    Wow indeed Yves, wow indeed.

  4. drew says:

    So doees that mean i wear my wrestling tights to church this sunday, or just get full sleeve tatts?
    How could i have been so blind up until now?

  5. brianmpei says:

    go with the tatts but skip the tights. a mouthguard might be a good idea though!

  6. shelleyperry says:

    wow…there are some people I would love to kick in the face at church too!! Can i? Do you think she “fell under the power of God” or was knocked out?

    hard to tell the difference I think…

  7. brianmpei says:

    Shelley, you’d never kick someone in the face at church or otherwise. Unless they stole your John Mayer-Aniston tickets…

    p.s. have you even GONE to church lately?

  8. Brad says:

    haha, maybe the Pope could take a few lessons from this guy. Talk about a livley mass. The whole first row would come in wearing helments. And think of the fun he could have with his incense pot. Let the good times roll!

  9. brianmpei says:

    Funny, I just saw another clip of him (slightly less violent) and I was thinking, “He’s seriously watching way too much WWE Smackdown!”

  10. Tim Stark says:

    I’ve had a few experiences of the emotional version of this kind of abuse from “senior ministers” and “church leaders,” but that probably doesn’t count, right?
    :^)

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