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BITTERNESS, UNFORGIVENESS, AND HATRED, effects more people and is often times a more destructive disease than cancer.
Through the story of a boy who had been rejected by his parents and wounded by religion Dr. Wilkins dramatically shows the only cure for this disease which plagues the human race.
The adventure begins with a car chase and ends with a transformed young man giving his life in service to God.
The story revolves around a rebellious High School sports star, a wise pastor and his beautiful, athletic daughter. The Healing of A Rebel will educate, entertain and help multitudes find lasting peace and happiness.
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Check back for more updates as we explore the possibility of working with some production studios, in making The Healing of a Rebel into a motion picture.
A VIVID EXAMPLE OF THAT NEED
Jesus gave a vivid example of the need of Holy Spirit in the Apostles lives. Please consider this vivid lesson of the need for God’s divine power as illustrated by Jesus surprising command. The Apostles had been part of all the lab sessions where Jesus demonstrated the principles of training soul-winners and disciplers; BUT AFTER ALL OF THAT TRAINING JESUS WOULD NOT LET THE APOSTLES GO.
After all the great teaching message’s on the Beatitudes, The Sermon on the Mount, The Parables, and the coming future kingdom; JESUS WOULDN’T LET THEM GO INTO ALL THE WORLD.
After all the pressurized moments of standing before hostile crowds and religious leaders and demonstrating to young apostles how to face hostilities with calmness and faith; HE WOULD NOT LET THEM GO. He said, “TARRY.”
The apostles had the Bible college training behind them. They were graduates BUT JESUS WOULDN’T LET THEM GO! (+)
Thousands were dying each day with many of them going to hell; BUT HE WOULDN’T LET THEM GO. (+)
WHY WOULDN’T JESUS LET THE APOSTLES GO? THE ANSWER: THE DISCIPLES WERE NOT FULLY EQUIPPED YET.
Jesus knew that with all their Bible knowledge, with all their training in the mechanics and materials of disciple-making, and with the goal of preaching the gospel to every creature that they were not equipped to go yet – they needed two more principles to be embedded into their minds and souls before they were equipped to go. (+)
TARRY IN JERUSALEM UNTIL YOU ARE ENDUED WITH POWER
Luke first records this command for the disciples to tarry or wait for the empowering of the Holy Spirit in Luke 24:49 and again in Acts 1:4. (+) Jesus knew it would take the divine power of God to make the divine plan of God successful. THE WAITING ALSO EMPHASIZES THAT THEY COULD DO NOTHING WITHOUT THE ENERGIZING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BUT IN CHRIST THEY COULD DO ALL THINGS.
In John 16:7, Jesus said it was necessary for him to go away (back to heaven) but if I depart I will send Him to you.” Jesus in the body of man could only be in one place at a time.(+) He needed to be with every disciple all of the time.
- Jesus promised never to forsake or leave a person.
- Jesus promised to give wisdom to any who ask.
- Jesus promised to give grace for every occasion.
- Jesus promised to illuminate the minds of believers.
- Jesus promised to give supernatural power for service and soul winning (to every believer at the very same time in multiple places).
As a man he couldn’t do it, but through the Holy Spirit He was able to minister and help any believer, in any place, in any way the believer needed help.
That is the reason that Jesus said He had to go away but He would not leave them comfortless (orphaned) but the comforter (Holy Spirit) would abide with them always. John 14:16-18. Again in John 14:26.
JESUS HAD TO TRANSFORM THE APOSTLES IN AT LEAST FOUR AREAS
FIRST, the apostles were fearful followers that must be transformed INTO FEARLESS LEADERS. (+) Often times these young preachers were afraid. They were scared to death as they fought hopelessly against the severe winds and high waves. Jesus combated their fears and calmed the sea by saying. “Peace be still.”
Toward the end of his ministry when word was sent that officials were planning to kill Jesus, as Jesus prepared to go to the graveside of Lazarus, the Apostles were scared but Thomas said, “Let us go and die with him.”
The apostles fled like timid men when the mob came to arrest Jesus and hovered like scared rabbits behind locked doors during his entombment. There were other occasions where it was obvious that the apostles were fearful followers. THEY MUST BE TRANSFORMED INTO FEARLESS LEADERS. Therefore, the command, “TARRY…UNTIL YOU ARE ENDUED WITH POWER.”
After fasting and praying for ten days and nights, the apostles emptied themselves of selfish ambitions and their self-centeredness and became empty vessels which the Holy Spirit could fill and control. (+) NOW THE FEARFUL FOLLOWERS BECAME FEARLESS LEADERS. They were threatened and whipped as they fearlessly risked their lives in preaching the Gospel and training their converts. They had been transformed so well that they could inject the same boldness and confidence into their followers.
SECOND, the apostles must be transformed from powerless followers into powerful men of strength and ability as leaders. Again the command, “Tarry, until you are endued with power.” These powerless preachers who could not cast a demon out of a young boy (Matthew 17:20) were now transformed into men of boldness (Acts 4:31) and of “great power gave the apostles witness.” (Acts 4:33). They were later referred to as men who had “turned the world upside down” as they lead the assault against the gates of hell to “set the captives free.” THEY BECAME FEARLESS LEADERS.
THIRD, they had to be transformed from men who were overwhelmed by the huge task (to every creature in all the world) to men who looked to the sky, expecting His coming. In the final service that Jesus conducted before His crucifixion, He comforted His disciples with words which they would rehearse over and over again. He said, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” John 14:1-3. No doubt the words, “I WILL COME AGAIN…that where I am, there ye may be also” rung in their ears for the rest of their lives.
The day came when Jesus was taken from them and He ascended back into heaven. They stood motionless and stared aimlessly up into heaven. Suddenly, two angels spoke words which would cause the apostles to always keep their eyes focused toward heaven. They said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
In Acts 1:3 the wording of “being seen of them forty days” seemed to indicate that Jesus would suddenly appear in their midst with a start and after a period of time disappear just as quickly. He seemed to appear and then disappear on several occasions during the 40 days. No doubt he helped them focus their eyes toward heaven by saying, I’m going away but one of these days just like the past 40 days you men will be working for me and suddenly – I will materialize in a physical body just as I have during the past few days. They were transformed from men whose focus was on the events of this world to men whose focus was upward to the skies – WATCHING FOR THE IMMINENT SECOND COMING OF THEIR LORD.
FOURTH, They must be transformed from men who walked by sight to men who would walk by faith. They had heard all his great teachings and “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God,” but they still walked by sight. They were used to seeing Jesus with them.
They had seen all of his miracles and deeds and had great confidence in his power and ability, but now he was gone and they still had a tendency to walk by sight.
They had been taught that although Jesus wouldn’t be with them in bodily form any longer but he would be there in the invisible form of the Holy Spirit. His bodily absence made them feel shaky and uncertain in their walk for Christ.
THEN JESUS GAVE THEM ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING IN LEARNING TO TRUST HIM BY FAITH. (+) They were taught and convinced that the promise, “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” was true.
How were they taught? How were they transformed from men who walked by sight (fear and trembling) into men of faith and power?
Again, the wording in Acts 1:3 “BEING SEEN OF HIM FORTY DAYS” indicates that Jesus would suddenly burst into the sight of the apostles and teach them things about the coming kingdom and then just as suddenly disappear. He would appear at various times, reinforce the principle about the millennial reign and then vanish. He was there bodily, then he wasn’t there bodily but he reassured them that he was with them all the time whether in the body or in the Spirit he was there – this happened until they comprehended – JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH US, whether we are together or separated by miles of distance He is with us.(+) Just as we depended on Him to lead us for 3 ½ years we can depend upon Him now. The only difference, we could see him bodily then; but now we cannot see Him bodily but He is with us now just as much as He was with us then. (+)
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A STORY THAT ILLUSTRATES THEIR FAITH
It is one thing to believe something theologically but it is quite another to believe it in trusting faith with one’s life hanging in the balance. (+)
A man would demonstrate his skill and balance by pushing a wheelbarrow several hundred feet across a dangerous gorge while the unpredictable winds were blowing. The man would often do tricks while he was pushing the wheelbarrow across the gorge.
Huge crowds would cheer as he did so. He would ask the crowds if they thought he could push the wheelbarrow across the wide chasm again?
The crowd would cheer and chant “yes, yesss!”
Then he would silence them by asking if anyone believed he could do it enough to become his passenger in the wheelbarrow(+). HE HAD NO TAKERS.
It was one thing to believe the man could push the wheelbarrow across but it was an entirely different matter to trust him with their lives.
WHAT WAS THE SECRET TO THE GREAT BOLDNESS AND POWER OF THE APOSTLES faith in the invisible Christ? Their faith grew to where they would get into the wheelbarrow and let Jesus push them across even though he was no longer visible to the human eye. (+)
They learned this great principle and were transformed from men who walked and lived by sight into fearless men. WHO CONQUERED BY FAITH. THEY WERE EMBOLDENED AND MOTIVATED BY THE ENERGIZING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. (+)
These apostles learned this lesson so well that they taught and wrote in the Bible how that Jesus was still on the earth, NOT IN A LIMITED FORM OF A HUMAN BODY BUT IN THE UNLIMITED PRESENCE OF THE BLESSED HOLY SPIRIT. Now, to live within and to give grace and strength to every believer in all places of the earth AT THE SAME TIME.
What a difference the presence of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, makes! Dear friend, accept this important fact and live your life in the light that he is literally with you and will never leave or forsake you. He will empower you just as much as your faith will trust him to empower you.
Please memorize the last phase of the great commission found in Matthew 28:19-20. Jesus states; (a literal translation) “I will be with you perpetually, on every occasion until the very close and consummation of the age.” (+)
That is Jesus’ lingering promise to every believer!
ACT UPON IT AND LET HIM DO GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS THROUGH YOU!!
The Great Commission According to Jesus is a book which features all the words of Jesus pertaining to his commission or mandate to his church. These words will be studied over a period of six-weeks and were written to be used the six weeks prior to Faith Promise Commitment Sunday.
INTRODUCTION: The average Christian does not feel any sense of responsibility in carry out the Great Commission. Many members give some type of mission offering because of the Great Commission, but there seems to be very few believers who comprehend the magnitude of their personal responsibility to the lost world.
Matthew presented the PROCEDURE for the Church to follow in making and developing disciples for world evangelization. Mark tells us the METHOD that must be followed. The individual believer is to witness to those in his individual world. Luke stresses the MESSAGE that must be presented in order to make genuine believers. John presents JESUS as the Son of God. As the Son of God, Jesus felt the tremendous need of the lost. (+) Their hopeless plight and the consuming consequences if they die lost. When John presented his view of the Great Commission given by Jesus, he passed this individual responsibility on to the believer.
Years ago when D. L. Moody was first saved, he was presented to a Church board as a candidate for church membership. He was asked the question, “What has Jesus done for you in particular?” Young Dwight, who was nervous and untaught in the Scriptures, replied, “I know He has done a lot for us in general, but I cannot think of anything He has done for me in PARTICULAR.”
Apostle John’s account of the Great Commission attempts to take the responsibility of the believer out of the general category and make the individual believer feel his responsibility to a lost world in PARTICULAR.
A VIVID PRESENTATION OF THE COMMISSION
SUMMED UP IN THE QUESTION, “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?” John shows his insight into his job as a Christian by saying, “My job on earth is the same job God the Father gave His Son to do while He was on the earth.”
“AS MY FATHER SENT ME.”
Why did God the Father send Jesus into the world? Jesus answers this question in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
The daily life of Jesus demonstrates why He came into the world.
He won Nicodemus, the woman at the well, Zacharias, the thief on the Cross, and hundreds of others daily.
He was teaching, developing, and encouraging others daily.
Jesus sacrificed His life. The whole life of Jesus was lived for the benefit of others. He finally gave His life of the Cross for others.
“EVEN SO SEND I YOU.”
This is very clearly stated. “I, Jesus, am sending you to do the same things and for the same reason that my Father sent Me.”
“EVEN SO” comes from the Greek, “Houtos Kai,” which means in the same manner or in the manner previously described or illustrated.
The Great Commission, according to John, simply bypasses laws, procedures, technicalities, and speaks directly to the believer’s heart. (+) “Whatever Jesus did in a given situation, is the same thing you should do.” Jesus was totally committed to the SAVING of lost souls and to the development of believers.
We need to die to self and present our body as a living sacrifice. (Romans 12:1)
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Drama at the Cross - Sermon on the crucifixion. Thousands have been saved after reading or hearing this message. – $4.95 – Proclaimed as a classic
Survivor a true story of how the author survived an abortion. It gives a strong message of love and hope to all the women who have aborted their babies. – $8.95
Your Short Race Home – Heaven is so close, it just a short race away. Are you ready, have you fulfilled all that God has asked of you?
God’s Cure for Our Nation, a faith building book which gives the Biblical steps for another spiritual awakening and moral reformation in America. – $8.95
Struggle to Peace , By Richard and Cindy Benson, a story of a sixth generation Mormon and her struggles with religion which lead her to eternal life and freedom. A great tool to help your Mormon friends. 2.25 million in print – $5.00
Questions About Hell, identifies the Devil as the real villain and God as the father of mercy. One of the first copies sold led a man and his wife to Christ. It will help you be a better person. – $8.98
Preacher Boy’s Little Faith, a book which will strengthen young people and five them direction in courtship and marriage. “A thrilling story of faith, courage and miracles.” A fascinating read- $5.00
On the Other Side of The River, is a 350 page book on the 1000 year reign on this earth which follows this age. It asks the question, “What will be your mailing address on this earth for 1000 years?” Some will serve as mayors, governors, kings while others will live as paupers. One readers comment was, “It’s a life changer!” – $14.95
What’s Behind Your Light – Just after death…what then?
The Call of a Lost and Dying World and Your Response – A story of compassion in the lives of four men
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We are so happy to announce the completion of the book
A Baby’s Viewpoint of Life and Death.
“God prepared a special little person and sent her into the world. Her life impacted every person she encountered. Now she is gone…but her influence lingers on…”
“…Early on the morning of July 20th, I started the labor process in order to give birth to my new baby, and I am still certain the new addition to our family will be a boy. We had previously decided he (the new baby) would be named, Isaac Judah, which means laughter-praise in the Hebrew translation. For each of the pregnancies of the previous six children I would ask the Lord to give me a scripture to meditate on for the duration of each labor, and that morning I asked the Lord for something I could use to comfort myself as I would undergo the labor and birth of my baby, either a song, Bible verse, or a prayer. When I opened my Bible, God led me to II Corinthians 12:9, as I pondered on this verse, I questioned the Lord asking Him, “I already know this verse, Lord,” (I had memorized this verse in 2001 quoting it to my mother-in-law, Carlota Lovato,before she underwent heart surgery) and the Lord said to me, “This is the one I want you to think about today.” II Corinthians 12:9 reads, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Upon reading this scripture, I felt the Lord piercing my heart about the infirmities, yet I thought of the heavy labor I would soon endure, and assumed that was the infirmity God was showing me–I never related the infirmities to my baby. (Just recently I looked up the meaning of infirmity and it was the description of Gracie’s life, how Powerful God is!)…”
We invite you to share the journey of Jake and Anita Lovato and their little baby Grace (Gracie) as they experience A Baby’s Viewpoint of Life and Death.
We are very excited to announce that we have sent to publishing the new book
The Great Commission According to Jesus.
This book uses the 5 accounts of the Great commission as a magnifying glass to look deeper into the true meaning and understanding of the Great Commission.
JESUS USED FOUR MEN TO GIVE THE COMMISSION TO HIS CHURCH
In the Great Commission, According to Jesus we see the full impact of the Great Commission.
Matthew stresses it’s authority, order and scope.
Mark stresses the personal need to fulfill it
Luke’s stresses the true message which will bring, “Repentance and Remission of Sins”
John stresses the fearful responsibility of each believer and the consequences of not going.
Acts, Dr. Luke, stresses the Divine Power which will make their going successful.
Dr. Wilkins has served over 60 years as missionary, mssion teacher or church builder – This is his 4th book of Faith Promise and features the “Study-to-Learn-and-Do” Method.
How many people struggle from their self-imposed imprisonment which offers no hope of escape? How much do they spend for a counselor in order to “Just make it”?
Many…and too much…
But they still go back to their usual inferior self, morose and defeated.
How will they be able to find the way to become whole again?
Author James Wilkins, a minister and counselor for over 60 years, offers a plan which will bring complete and lasting freedom in his new book, Will Thou Be Made Whole? It is a dependable tool filled with helpful thoughts, applicable principles, and spiritual guidelines, that offers an eight-week self-help course which will bring complete mental and spiritual healing.
Will Thou Be Made Whole? is a life-changing self-help book that will help anyone unlock the way to happiness and wholeness – to complete healing – in just eight weeks. This offer is only for those who will work this eight-week self-help course each and every day for the full eight weeks. It will take them out of their struggling selves by understanding what they are going through, embracing transformational principles, uncovering the truth, learning the devil’s method of attacks, and working their way to winning over their greatest ordeal. It is filled with enlightening scriptures from the bible and personal commitment and activities to help maintain their journey to absolute healing a great success.
Through Will Thou Be Made Whole? , readers will find the key to open the door to a renewed life – a life ready for new mental and spiritual challenges, which will eventually lead them to a more purposeful and fulfilling existence.
Questions About Hell, What is It?
With so many misconception of biblical hell. We have written the book, Questions About Hell.
Today Hell are pictured as a cartoon place, a swear word or simply a place to go party with your friends when you die. Much in the same way Satan is pictures as this silly little character with his dragon tail and pitchfork.
But the Bible tells a very different story of the place called hell. A place of eternal torment. A place where all those who do not trust Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour will spend all eternity. The Bible pictures Satan as a very real, very active, very evil being, who seeks to destroy souls, while he has time. The Devil is powerful, but God is ALL POWERFUL.
Questions Answered in the Book
So what is the truth about hell?
Is it simply the grave like the Jehovah’s Witness teach? Is it a real place of fire, but when you are there you burn till you burn up and then thats it, like the Seventh Day Adventist teach? Is hell a place of six divisions like the Mormons teach? The Bible teaches it is a place of Eternal Torment. A place where all sinners must go.
What Sends Me To Hell?
What sends a person to hell? Is it Suicide? Is it not being a member of a church? Is it not receiving all 7 sacraments? Is it not being baptized? The bible is very clear that going to hell is a choice to reject Jesus Christ as Saviour. How do I reject or accept Jesus Christ?
Is God some evil monster that wants to see people burn? Is he so mean and cruel that he set such a high standard, that no one can get out? Isn’t God a loving God? The Bible is very clear that hell was not created for man, but for the Devil and his fallen angels.
If I accept Jesus and I sin do I go to hell?
What if i have accepted Jesus, but I mess up? Is there such a thing as sinning to much? Do I have to get saved again? What does it mean to fall from grace? The Bible is very clear that once you are saved, Jesus keeps you saved. He calls it Eternal Life. The moment you are saved you enter Eternal Life.
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80th Birthday Celebration
This Sunday Dr. James Wilkins was honored on his 80th Birthday. As a faithful preacher, author, evangelist, and man of God.
From all of those that have had their life impacted by your faithful service, we want to say thank you. Many letters, phone calls and personal face-to-face testimonies have come in, from those who have been saved, discipled, or blessed by your life.
Dr. Wilkins we love and appreciate the living sacrifice that you are. We admire that even at 80 years old you have no intention of retiring, but rather that you truly desire to continue to fight the good fight, to finish your course, and to keep the faith. (II Timothy 4:7)
Your books and preaching have been a blessing to so many.