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Friday, November 30, 2012

QUESTION..... QUESTION....QUESTION......

 Q.) Is it possible to "run the aisles"  in your own home????

 A.) OH YES! In fact I just have! Shouted, Ran, Jumped, Danced, Yelled! Just let it ALLLLLLLLL Go up in Praises to the King!

 I just heard this song on the net, hadn't heard it for DECADES and man does this choir, the PENTECOSTALS OF KATY , TEXAS do it justice! I LOVE JESUS! *HE* IS THE REASON I AM APOSTOLIC! Sure would love to hear alot more preaching about HIM. Anyway... put this on full blast, the power of God ripped through my house! Danced and danced I must be on my tenth or more time of listening to this song! (I am listening to it even as I type this!) Oh that every one REALLY knew Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Ghost!  BY THE WAY! I DID THIS WITH ALL THE SHADES UP! WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBOURS THINK???? REALLY.... WHO CARES! God bless you Enjoy!
 "HE WAS MORE THAN JUST A MAN"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOSZvwv26Hc

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Case Dismissed For Lack Of Evidence??????

 This guy is GREAT! A songwriter par excellence! A preacher and a half! And most important of all ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS! I mean he PASSES THE TRUE TEST!


 HE ACTUALLY RETURNS MY CALLS!!!!!

 Here is one of his best songs to hit the net! Brother Steve Pixler Pastor of CORNERSTONE CHURCH in Fort Worth Texas! The line in this song I like the best is .......

"CASE DISMISSED FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE!



 Here is the song! Enjoy! I know I DID!

 YOU CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN! Brother Steve Pixler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET0RMYTIE6c

Thursday, November 15, 2012

YOU TOO CAN BE AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS!!!


FOR MISSIONARIES ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Okay....  you don't have to be a missionary to read this, BUT I think it can be a blessing FOR missionaries who often are faced with the most UNREASONABLE expectations out there!

 God has opened a very unusual door for me into the Hollywood Community, and has given me as friends some really incredible and exceptionally talented writers, actors, directors, producers.

 One of the funniest nights I spent visiting with some of them was when I sat around just listening to a couple of very easily recognizable performers comparing notes on how they became...................................

                                                      "AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS!"

 The more they talked and the more they described how many YEARS it took them to become "AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS" and all the set backs and dissapointments and seemingly GO NOWHERE parts they took and that they experienced along the way,  the harder I laughed and at the same time the more I knew EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT IN THAT COMMUNITY I  KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT!








OR MORE

 One of my friends a very famous "Overnight Sensation" comedienne sat there telling us how that it took her THIRTY YEARS to be come "AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS"


 She described all the "gigs" she had done including " member of audience in Pepsi Commercial Where Michael Jackson Set His Hair On Fire.....(uncredited)
Space Alien extra in Sci Fi movie,(Uncredited)  Concertgoer in Teen Movie,(Uncredited)  Crowd Member in Mafia movie,(Uncredited)  on and on all  uncredited, uncredited, uncredited, yet when after Thirty years she finally HIT IT BIG everyone assumed she was an OVERNIGHT SENSATION!

 I think the same thing holds true for Missionary Works!

BOTH FOREIGN AND HOME!!!!

 I can't begin to tell you how many times I have been asked THIS QUESTION............


 "HOW MANY ARE YOU RUNNIN'?"

 And when the answer comes in at LESS than a Million (WAYYYYYYY LESS) the dissapointment is palpable!

 The pressure on Missionaries to wildly inflate numbers is incredible !

 For example our work here in Germany is very young. We now have Two services on Sunday to accomodate our  growing membership, German service at Ten AM and English International service at One PM.  Thats in addition to several week night services. We have been baptizing people every Sunday for the last several weeks. IS it always like that? I WISH!

 We have won, trained and sent out OUR first missionary to the country of Nigeria and now have THREE WORKS going there! Another Family wanting to go to Cameroon, ANOTHER wanting to go back to Spain with the Acts 2:38 message, A new work developing here in the village I live in outside of Augsburg, and people from all over Europe AND Africa  now Baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost!

 And yet because we work with many many refugees that are constantly on the move our size rises and falls rises and falls, it isn't easy BUT Blazing a new territory and path for the Church of Jesus Christ is NEVER easy as the battle with Demon Forces to TAKE THE DOMINION over the areas they are usurpers in is sometimes one that consumes the first several years of your ministry!

 What kind of cracks me up is that many times the Pastors dissapointed with a young Church in a foreign land that is deeply traumatized by FIFTEEN YEARS OF NAZI DICTATORSHIP THE HOLOCAUST TWO WORLD WARS and YEARS OF SOVIET OCCUPATION running  LESS than a thousand members, CONTRASTS with the fact that they have a church that THEY pastor that may be EIGHTY or more years old in a land of liberty with access to Fellowship Meetings, Evangelists, Conferences , Fellowship and More and yet  run forty or fifty if THAT! And THAT after a succession of men of God, tons of move ins and sometimes outright proselityzing from OTHER Apostolic Churches in a hundred mile or more radius!

Yes the expectations on you missionaries are often absolutely UNREAL!

 Some look at the Book Of Acts Chapter Two and wonder "WHY DON'T WE HAVE REVIVALS LIKE THAT???? I mean WOW! Three Thousand added to the CHURCH IN ONE DAY!!!"

 OVERNIGHT SUCCESS!

 Oh Really???? You REALLY think that happened in ONE DAY????

 Oh my friend you couldn't be MORE WRONG!!!!!!

 Do you realize that for God to get Israel to the point that he COULD bring in THREE THOUSAND "In One Day"  took him over ONE THOUSAND YEARS! Actually More like TWO THOUSAND if you go all the way back! It took him calling Abram out of UR of the Chaldees, Isaac and Jacob and all HIS Shenanigans, Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt so that he might be a saviour not just to his brethren but TO THE WHOLE WORLD! (Zaph Nath Pan Ea!) Four hundred years of slavery then the Exodus with Moses, Forty Years in the Wilderness,  Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha ,Prophet after Prophet Deliverance after Deliverance Assyrian Captivities Babylonian Captivities, Famines Wars Horrors finally John the Baptists ministry, Jesus earthly ministry  Crucifixion Burial and Resurrection Three years of training men and women for the work of the Gospel, all that to get to the day of Pentecost and be.......

AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS!

 Before God brought in Three Thousand New Souls not only had he had to work in Israel for over Two Thousand Years but he had to EMPOWER WITH THE HOLY GHOST that same morning ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEASONED men and women who had been basically in Bible School directly taught by Jesus Christ for Three Solid Years of in depth training and preparation!

 In fact if you divide three thousand by one hundred and twenty you come up with a ratio of just  Twenty Five new Converts to One Seasoned Mentor!

And it took God TWO THOUSAND YEARS TO PRODUCE THEM!!!!!!

 The other day I was talking with a missionary who just arrived in his field of labour and already I could pick up the stress that he felt at beginning to have to produce NUMBERS. I mean "You've been there three months and aren't running One Hundred Yet?????"

WHAT'S WRONG WITCHA????  WHAT ARE YOU DOING???!!!!


But Fellow Missionaries you can rest assured that the word of God is true You WILL reap in DUE SEASON if you don't FAINT (QUIT)

WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T QUIT!!!!!

 I sit over here with my support at an all time low, three months of electric bills not paid surely to be shut off any day now, rent one month past due on the church, just waiting for an eviction notice I mean THIS has been a VERY HARD three months ! BUT........................I HAVE BECOME AN EXPERT JUGGLER!!

AND

 I'm of the philosophy that Towels were made for mopping up Blood Sweat and Tears NOT for throwing in!

The song is TRUE!!!

"Though Satan Rages We Cannot Be Defeated!  We've Got the Power In the Name of the Lord!"

If you are a missionary and under pressure to be an OVERNIGHT SUCCESS.... welcome to the club! Just hang in there! Noah Preached to several generations and saw a grand total of EIGHT including himself in the ark when the flood came YET IT CAN TRULY BE SAID OF NOAH that he was the Saviour of the World! Because ALL THE WORLD TODAY owes its existence to his preaching and obedience to God.

 You may NOT see the kind of revival in your lifetime that you desire... I guess it takes years of being a missionary to be able to say...

 IT DOESN'T MATTER!
 Just be faithful to do what YOU are called to do knowing that you may very well be laying the foundation for WONDERFUL REVIVAL YET TO COME!

 ANOTHER GENERATION may reap the revival that YOU have sown! And yet in the BIG PICTURE it simply doesn't matter!

 WE SHALL REAP IN DUE SEASON!

 OVERNIGHT SUCCESS ???????  HA! THERE AINT NO SUCH THING!!!!!

 YOU MAY QUOTE ME!

Monday, October 29, 2012

HEY! I'M BAPTIZING ELVIS NEXT SUNDAY!!!!!!

 I  LOVE being a preacher! I LOVE being a TRAIL BLAZER! Bringing the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ to the OFF THE BEATEN PATH places and reaching the UNREACHED thrills me! It has also provided me with a LOT of Firsts! Planting the First Jesus Name Apostolic Churches and Prayer Bands in such places as ALEPPO SYRIA, AL FUHEIS, ISTANBUL , just alot of FIRSTS!!!!

 BUT THIS COMING WEEK I HAVE  A NEW FIRST! Yeap just when I thought I had done it ALL THIS NEXT SUNDAY I AM BAPTIZING ..........................................................................................


ELVIS!!!!



Well..... OK...... NOT *THAT* ELVIS But a Man from the country of Cameroon in Africa whose NAME is Elvis who along with his wife will be baptized in Jesus Name This Coming Sunday!

 I THINK IT'S STILL PRETTY COOL!

 I mean IMAGINE SAYING.....

"My dear Brother ELVIS upon the confession of YOUR faith in the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ I now baptize you IN the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ For the Remission of Sins and you SHALL receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost!"

 I mean really HOW COOL IS THAT ON SO MANY LEVELS????!!!


 And there are Four Other Adults this week being baptized! Five all together SO FAR~!

 Germans, Nigerians , Spaniards and Cameroonian!

A special thanks not only to the Pastors and Saints who PLEDGE support but to those who ACTUALLY SEND IT IN!!!!!!!!


 It is enabling us to slowly but surely sow the seed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ amongst many many peoples and nations!

 Well I am so excited about Next Sunday All l I can say is .....


UH HUH HUH A WHOA WHOA YEAH YEAH  I 'M ALL SHOOK UP!

Thank Ya Jesus!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A STARTLING CONFESSION!!!!!!


 This time of year you see all kinds of decorations hanging everyhere! Bats, Mummies in shredded shrouds , Count  Draculas , Frankensteins and Witches on brooms, I mean ALL the dark scary supernatural things that go into making Halloween Halloween.















 Sometimes the neighbours go all out turning their front yards into CEMETERIES complete with  styrofoam "TOMB STONES",









Plastic Skeletons everywhere... fiber glass "Spiders webs" even prerecorded eerie groans, moans and rattling chains! (Accompanied by what you HOPE is just a recording of a shriek or a scream every now and then!)

 And as I walk around the various neighbourhoods here and there  and see the decorations start to go up I just feel that I need to make a startling confession here, Something that I never told anyone before. But its true! I reall did!


 I   GREW UP IN A HAUNTED HOUSE!!!!!!!!



 The house I lived in was haunted by many MANY ghosts! You never knew just where they were and when they would pop out at ya but ......POP OUT THEY DID ...... ALL THE TIME!

They made life miserable! They seemed to be  always there just waiting and lurking in the shadows ready to LEAP INTO YOUR LIFE for just a brief instant and wreak their havoc at a moments notice !

 Just WAITING for the chance to "LIVE" AGAIN IF ONLY FOR A SECOND OR TWO!

 They could pop out at dinner , or at lunch, In the morning,  or after school! I could be playing with my plastic soldiers and matchbox cars on the living room carpet or doing my homework at the kitchen table, it never mattered and you never were quite sure just WHEN the ghosts  would pop up but you could rest assured SOONER OR LATER THEY WOULD   BE THERE!!!

 Right now you are probably thinking BROTHER JOSEPH! I don't like the "vibes" I am feeling just reading this!

 You think YOU don't like the vibes! YOU SHOULD'A BEEN THERE!!!!

BROTHER JOSEPH....

 YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE OCCULT!!!


Oh, Did you think I was talking about the Occult? Oh no my friend something MUCH scarier, MUCH WORSE, MUCH MORE DESTRUCTIVE THAN THE OCCULT!!!!!

 Do you think I am talking about Ghosts like the ghost of Jacob Marley here? 

 OH NO!!!! 

Not that kind of ghost at ALL!

I am talking about the GHOSTS of our Families PAST! Every failure, every fight, every disagreement or dissapointment  that had happened not just in MY lifetime but actually went back GENERATIONS in our family (ALL THE WAY BACK TO IRELAND FOR GOONDESS SAKES!) and these "GHOSTS" had a habit of manifesting themselves over and Over and OVER  again~!


 I remember growing up that we actually had a "MEDIUM" in our house, the one who seemed to be the "CHANNEL" that these "GHOSTS" used to make their "PRESENCE" felt in our midst.


 MY MOTHER

 She was an expert at going back twenty ..thirty.. fourty or more years and with just a "DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME....?" could dredge up the most negative hurtful destructive memories and anecdotes about 1.) A fight she had had with my father, "He was TERRIBLE !" 2.) Negative Facts about HER Father and his Alcoholism,  "HE WAS TERRIBLE!"  3.) Negative Facts about her Mother and her   INABILITY to love anyone "SHE WAS TERRIBLE!"  4.) Negative experiences with HER Brothers and sisters growing up and into their adulthood "THEY WERE TERRIBLE!"  5.) Negative experiences she had with my brothers growing up in their childhoods  "THEY WERE TERRIBLE!!"  6.) Negative experiences with my Fathers Father (HE WAS TERRRRRRRIBLE !!! but your grandmother was a SAINT I don't know HOW she put up with him all those years! I REMEMBER THIS ONE TIME..... .....")

 And perhaps the scariest  " GHOST"  of all.....
 HER NEGATIVE REMEMBRANCES OF ME AND ALL THE "PAIN" I HAD CAUSED HER IN MY YOUTH!

 "DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME YOU...?"

  "YOU WERE TERRIBLE!!!!!"

Her Ghost Stories were TERRIFYING! 
THEY WERE SOUL DESTROYING!

 I am fifty seven years old! Soon to be 58! And I STILL dread even a VISIT with my mother because even at 82 years of age,  the GHOST STORIES start up in the first ten minutes of ANY visit!!!!

 "Joe do you remember the time your father.....?" "Joe do you remember the time your Grandfather....?" 
"Joe do you remember the time your brother...............?" 

"JOE..............................................................
DO YOU REMMMMMMEMMMMBERRRR?"

And yes.... I DO remember, many frightening, hurtful , damaging memories!

GHOSTS!!!! GHOSTS!!!!! GHOSTS!!!!!!

 Ghosts of the past still trying to hurt and destroy!

Sometimes we read the Bible and don't see how deeply POWERFUL and even how WONDEFUL some of the gifts of the Spirit of God are! One is "IN MY NAME YOU SHALL CAST OUT DEVILS" Mark 16:17

 That doesn't just mean the devils that people can be possessed with, but those evil depressing destructive memories and experiences that demonic spirits use to lower our self esteem and trouble us so very deeply!

 I THANK GOD that even as those destructive spirits of torment, depression, hate and fear were working overtime in our home to destroy  MY soul,  The SPIRIT OF GOD was at work to RESCUE !

I BELIEVE IT WAS SPECIFICALLY *BECAUSE* OF THE CONSTANT BOMBARDING OPPRESSION OF THOSE SPIRITS THAT I CALLED OUT TO JESUS CHRIST TO SAVE ME FROM THE VERY DESTRUCTION THAT THEY PROMISED TO BRING!!!

 Again the Bible is TRUE! WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE  SAVED! 

I did! And I AM!!

Yet there are still GHOSTS out there!

   So many times I shudder as I hear OTHER parents reminding THEIR children about the failures of those they ought to LOVE!

 Using the GHOSTS of Yesterdays' conflicts to demonize, marginalize and actually KILL AND  DESTROY the love, affection, respect and trust that children have for their OTHER parent or grandparent or even siblings!

GHOSTS

Mean, Hateful , Malice Filled

GHOSTS!

 I wonder if there are even Christian men and women who wether they realize it or not are dealing in GHOSTS?
Calling them up. Animating them. Killing and Destroying with them?

One thing I can say since Jesus came into my life......





 I AINT AFRAID A NO GHOSTS!

Friday, August 24, 2012

OUTRAGEOUS! COMPLETELY UNACEPTABLE!!







 I just came in from church tonight, sat down to check my email and as I opened up my Yahoo page I saw this story in the number one search position. I am so glad for this young lady, her spirit , her testimony, AND her willingness as an  Apostolic American  to stand up for her right to honour her conscience in the workplace! There is a lawsuit going on of course NOT JUST FOR HER but for every other Apostolic Man and Woman who will be challenged in the same area. I suggest several things, Number one that we pray for this young lady and her courage to not just accept this and allow others to have to face it down the line, but I ALSO SUGGEST IF THIS COMPANY WILL NOT MAKE ANY PROVISION FOR APOSTOLIC PEOPLE TO WORK THERE.....THEN APOSTOLIC PEOPLE WILL REFUSE TO ****EAT***** THERE!  

 As of TODAY I am completely done with Burger King until not only is this woman allowed to honour Gods word in her employment there BUT that the company issues an APOLOGY to the Apostolic Community it has so cavalierly insulted by firing this young lady simply for choosing MODESTY over IMMODESTY! (Can you tell I am upset by this? Well...... I AM!)

 Here is the story! (P.S. Do they know how to spell PENTECOSTAL? Evidently NOT)

A Texas teenager is suing Burger King for religious discrimination, saying that the fast food giant fired her, a conservative Christian, for wearing a long skirt, rather than uniform pants, to work.


Ashanti McShan was a 17-year-old high school senior when she applied for a job as a cashier at the Grand Prairie Burger King in August 2010, according to the lawsuit filed on her behalf this week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During her interview McShan, who is a Pentacostal Christian, said that her religious beliefs forbid women to wear men's clothing, so she would need to be able to wear a long black skirt rather than the standard-issue uniform pants. The Burger King employee interviewing her "assured her that she could wear a skirt to work," the lawsuit says.

But when she arrived for orientation, another store management told her that she could not wear a skirt "and that she had to leave the store," in spite of her explaining that there was a religious issue at stake, according to the lawsuit.

"The result of the foregoing practices has been to deprive Ashanti McShan of equal employment opportunities because of her religious beliefs and observances as a Christian Pentecostal," the lawsuit states. The incident could be a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars religious discrimination in the workplace.


"I've seen cases where an employer has denied a religion accommodation, and it's something where you could see how it could cause a problem," Equal Employment Opportunity Commission trial attorney Meaghan Shepard, who is representing McShan, told The Dallas Morning News. "The legal standard is 'undue hardship,' and in this instance it was a very simple request -- to be able to wear a long black skirt and not black pants -- and it was initially granted. And then she shows up at orientation, on time, and is then told by the manager to leave and that she couldn't wear a skirt. She was responsible, tried to get in touch with someone higher in the franchise, and they never responded to her. In our eyes, it was so clear-cut. She's a very sweet, articulate young lady who was just trying to work her senior year in high school."

The lawsuit seeks "appropriate back pay with prejudgement interest" for McShan, even though she was asked to leave the store before she started her first shift, as well as punitive damages and an injunction.

"Accommodating Ms. McShan's religious beliefs would have been simple and cost the company nothing," Shepard said in a statement. "Management's failure to comply with federal law deprived this teenage girl of the opportunity to work during her senior year of high school."

Pentacostal Christians believe in a strict, literal interpretation of the Bible. Deuteronomy 22:5 specifically states: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God."

"We haven't come far enough in our respect of religious liberties at the workplace if we have employers saying that uniform policies trump a religious observance without articulation of any hardship posed by letting an employee 'hold the pickles' and 'hold the lettuce' while wearing a skirt," EEOC regional attorney Robert A. Canino said in a statement.

The franchisee that owns the Great Prairie Burger King, Fries Restaurant Management LLC, also owns about 10 other Burger King restaurants in Texas; they would not comment to Yahoo! Shine. "As a normal couse of business, Burger King Corp. does not comment on personnel or legal matters related to its franchisees, who independently own and operate Burger King restaurants," Burger King Corp. told The Huffington Post in a statement.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

HAVE SUITCASE WILL TRAVEL !!!!!!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have gotten in on the "GROUND FLOOR" of something?






To have been one of the first investors in ... oh say 







OR
OR
  
                     









 Why if you had been smart enough to make just  a  very  small  investment in the beginning.................  you could be a BILLIONAIRE TODAY! 




 I feel like *I* yours truly , the one and only JOSEPH CONROY have gotten in on what has to be one of THE GREATEST INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES that EVER  came my way... INVESTING in The ministry of a family of four who are so incredibly given over to the service of God that they defy description!

A family who sold EVERYTHING and did it JOYFULLY in order to completely uproot themselves and come labour in the Mission Field! In a very short time Brian and Sherry Shell and their kids Austin and Kaelyn have been instrumental in winning souls from Bulgaria, Germany, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, sending out Apostolic Lighthouse of Augsburgs  FIRST Foreign Missionary (Brother Joseph Ayodele to Nigeria!) planting a brand new work in Aindling , Preaching ACT'S 2:38 salvation in the ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH IN NUREMBERG **AND ** BEING ASKED TO COME BACK AND PREACH MORE ON THE SUBJECT! Yes I am talking about the One The ONLY SHELL FAMILY! Or as I am calling them these days..................
THE HAVE SUITCASE WILL TRAVEL FAMILY!!!!!!


 Here they are at one of the saddest days of my life! The day they had to fly out from the Munich Germany airport to go back to the US to raise help to enable them to continue saving souls here in Europe!

I almost get jealous when I hear all the reports coming back from America of all the souls receiving the Holy Ghost , being Baptized in Jesus Name, Miracles of Healing , "Blowout" services, Backsliders coming back to God all happening as they are in the States on deputation! Brother Shell is NOT just a poor missionary in need of help, the man can flat out PREACH! And every pastor who has had him can tell you what a blessing that this family has been to their church.

 Can you pray with me that Pastors in America would allow their hearts to be opened to the cry not only of the LOST but of the LORD OF THE HARVEST who was so brutally murdered that he might REDEEM MANKIND BACK TO HIMSELF? That they would go that extra mile for Jesus and have this precious family come share their burden and testimony so that they can quickly ... make that QUICKLY return to the field????

 Remember that old song that said...

"The Saviours Calling!
 The Grain Is Falling!
 Oh do not wait!
It's growing Late!
Look on the Field It's White
It's Harvest Time!"

 Jesus prayer request was PRAY THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WOULD SEND FORTH LABOURERS INTO THE FIELD! Will you allow him to use YOU to do that?

 If YOU want to get in on a ground floor investment AND have the deep satisfaction of actually being part of LAUNCHING a great ministry by having the Shells PLEASE feel free to EMAIL me at
DORANC@Hotmail.com to schedule them! Time is running out!

(You'll thank me for this someday I Garauntee it!)