War Stories for the Joshua Generation

War Stories for the Joshua Generation shares with you some of my experiences on the climb up my spiritual mountain. It is a climb that has gotten steep and lonely at times, but it is a climb that has been worth the trip. It is a climb that I hope you men of the Joshua Generation will join with me in taking. The higher you get on your spiritual mountain the more you will affect your generation.

The height that you reach on your mountain is not up to me, and it is not up to God, it is up to you! The call up the mountain comes from a still, small voice from within you; it is a voice that is easily muffled by the noise and excitement of our everyday lives. If you will answer the call, and learn to follow the still small voice of the Spirit of God within you, you will become “One of the Happiest People on Earth.”

 

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MINISTRY TEAM IS VERY IMPORTANT Part II
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War Story No.29 Continued The lady interpreter and I took the girl that we had just cast the demon out of aside to question her.  I wanted to find out what type of spirit had entered the girl, and how that demon had gotten in to her. The girl was embarrassed, and was reluctant to…
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MINISTRY TEAM IS VERY IMPORTANT
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War Story No. 29 As the leader of a Full Gospel Airlift Team, I didn’t always know the in–depth background of all the individuals who had signed up to travel and minister with us on the Airlift Teams.  On one occasion about two weeks before our mission team was to leave for Japan, I received…
CLOSING OF THE PLEASURE PALACE SAUNA PARLOR – Part 2
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The Bible class in my home that I was leading was using Kenneth E. Hagin’s book “The Authority of the Believer” as our study guide.  In the first chapter of that book, Kenneth Hagin points out that in the Bible, the book of Ephesians teaches us about the authority over satan which belongs to all…
CLOSING OF THE PLEASURE PALACE SAUNA PARLOR – Part 1
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When I was a relatively young Christian, my company was involved in the construction of an indoor swimming pool in the state of Oregon. Several times a month I would drive from my offices in Seattle to inspect the progress on the swimming pool construction project. On each trip I would drive by a brightly…
SALVATION AND PRAYING FOR THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT IN AN IRISH PUB – Part 2
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In War Story 27, Barbara and I had just led an Irish bus driver named Sean to the Lord in the lobby of our Dublin hotel.  The lobby of the hotel also served as a bar during the traditional afternoon tea break.  Barbara and I had entered the hotel after a late afternoon walk in…
SALVATION AND PRAYING FOR THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT IN AN IRISH PUB – Part 1
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Chris Burge, the Vice President of the FGBMFA Joshua Generation has just returned from a visit to the UK and Ireland where he spoke and ministered in the UK and Irish Conventions.  If you read Chris’s report of that trip, you will begin to discover the unique opportunity to minster that such a trip provides. …
WATCH WHAT YOU MEDITATE UPON – Part 1
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In the late 1990’s I was ministering in a church in Japan one Sunday morning, when a mother brought her fifteen year old son to the front of the church for prayer.  She explained that the boy had been acting strangely.  She said that he was obsessed with reading comic books that involved occultic characters. …
WATCH WHAT YOU MEDITATE UPON – Part 2
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The world that the men of the Joshua Generation are growing up in now is a very different from the world that we men of the Moses Generation have grew up in.  In War Story No. 26 I shared how a young Japanese boy had become obsessed and oppressed by satanic literature in the later…
War Story No. 25 Blog – MINISTERING AS AN INTERNATIONAL EVANGELIST
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In June of 2003 my wife Barbara and I were traveling in Europe, speaking in Full Gospel Business Men's Chapters and Churches in the UK and in Germany.  After speaking in several FGBMFI Chapters in the London area, we took the train to Wales where I spoke in several additional chapters and churches. One evening…
WAR STORY NO. 24 BLOG “The case of the “evil spirit” that dwelt in our Home”
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My wife Barbara has always been much more sensitive to the spirit world than I.  Being sensitive to the Spirit of God can be a tremendous asset when seeking guidance from the Lord, but it has also made it easier for demonic spirits to attack and depress her. Several years after we were born again…
War Story No. 23 "Ministering Under the Anointing in Russia"
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It was spring, and I and a group of Full Gospel Business Men were planning to leave the following Tuesday on a mission trip to central Russia. The Friday evening before I planned to leave for Russia, I noticed that a local store was placing their riding lawn mowers on sale the following day. I…
WAR STORY BLOG No. 22
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When John had finished explaining the plan of salvation to Irma, I asked him if I could borrow the New Testament that he had in his hand.  And I used it to talk to Irma about the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I told Irma, “There is one more thing you need from God.  You…
War Story # 21
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In War story No. 21 a Russian Peasant whom we had nick-named “the Cowboy” was among the first to raise his hand to receive Christ as his savior, and he was also the very first individual to come forward for healing in a meeting on a Russian Communal in farm meeting Dee-Dee-Nugro.  When I asked…
War Story # 20
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While I was writing War Story No. 20 I asked my wife Barbara to assist me in remembering some of the details concerning the  ministry in Pastor Gakiya’ s church. Barbara was with me in Sakai on this particular trip. As she read the story she said to me, don’t you ever write about anything…
War Story No. 17 Blog
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Sally and two church women arrived at our home at 2:00 PM sharp and so Barbara and I began to interview her concerning her background. She told us that her father, had been a medical doctor and her mother was a homemaker.  Her parents had divorced when she and her sister were quite young, and…
War Story No. 16 Blog
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PORNOGRAPHY IS EPIDEMIC AMONG THE JOSHUA GENERATION The following article by Gerald Korson published in a Catholic newsletter entitled “For Your Marriage” underlines the devastating effects of pornography on marriage, particularly among the Joshua Generation, those men between 18 and forty years of age. “Henry seemed to have it all–a loving marriage, four young children,…
War Story # 15
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I first met John Decker through the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International in the mid-1970s.  John was an Envelope Salesman and I was an Architect and we were both members of the Greater Seattle Chapter of the Fellowship.  At the time John had been a Christian for three years and I had just accepted…
War Story # 14
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In February of 1994, when I first recognized this truth described in War Story No. 14, I understood that it applied to prayer, and I wrote a small booklet entitled “Praying God’s Word” because I understood that praying God’s Word would cause the angels of God to bring the object of our prayers to pass…
War Story # 13 – The Spirit of Fear
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THE SPIRIT OF FEAR BLOG For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7, KJV The spirit of fear may take on many forms, but its intentions are always the same, it intends to keep you from fulfilling your destiny…
War Stories #12
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Recently I was reading John 14:17 (NKJV), “The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” As I read this scripture I saw a truth which I had not previously seen, “Jesus disciples…
War Story #11
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I have from time to time heard individuals say that the gift of tongues in the least of the gifts.  I don’t know where they get that. I personally think it is to be one of the best gifts, in that we may exercise it at will.  It is one of the best gifts in that…
War Story #10
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I want you to understand that at the time we prayed for Esther she was a professing Christian.  Her spirit was born again; the demon spirit was in her body not in her spirit.  Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of Peace sanctify you all; and I pray God your whole…
War Story # 9
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Most non-believers and even many Christians, though they have accepted Christ as their Savior, don’t understand the incredible rights and privileges that belong to the born again believer. They think that being a Christian means that they have to go to church every Sunday, put their hard-earned money into the offering plate and try hard…
War Story # 8
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Mark 16:17-18 says, “And these signs shall follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”…
War Story # 7
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Dr. Lester Sumrall who spent a great deal of time in the Orient during the early part of his ministry career, is quoted as saying, “Half  the world is possessed by the devil and the other half doesn’t believe that the devil exists, and the devil sees to it that the two never meet.” I…
Healed of Epilepsy in Craighaven, NORTHERN IRELAND
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In October of 1984 Barbara and I were speaking in a Full Gospel Business Men’s Chapters in Northern, Ireland.  The late seventies and early eighties were a tumultuous time in Northern Ireland.  The Irish Republican Army (which was predominately catholic) was at war with the British Government (which was predominately protestant) and Northern Ireland was…
Starting the Fellowship in Japan
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On June 6, 1985 I left Seattle on Thai Airlines, Flight 741 bound for Tokyo, Japan where I was to meet my friend, Paul Crawford, and spend a week pioneering a new work of FGBMFI in that nation.   I had no doubt that Japan was a difficult place for Christianity.  The leaders of the Fellowship…
Bitterness Can Affect Your Health
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I first learned the importance of guarding ones heart against bitterness and resentment when I was involved in an “Airlift” to Ireland in 1984. At the time, a civil war had been raging between Catholics and the Protestants in Northern Ireland since the late 1960’s.  The hotel in which Barbara and I stayed in Belfast…
A Demon In Our House Guest
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Our daughter Kristie came to my wife Barbara just after Christmas of 1979 and asked if a girl named Debbie, who was attending her High School, could live with us until she graduated in June of that same year.  At the time, Debbie who had made some bad choices in her young life was living…
My First Miracle
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WAR STORIES FOR THE JOSHUA GENERATION War Stories for the Joshua Generation shares with you some of my experiences on the climb up my spiritual mountain. It is a climb that has gotten steep and lonely at times, but it is a climb that has been worth the trip. It is a climb that I…
Getting Started in the Spirit
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In the early part of 1975, I met Barbara, a Christian lady who would later become my wife. At the time I was a forty-three year old divorced guy who owned and operated a Seattle area Architectural and Engineering firm. I occasionally attended church, but I had no relationship with, nor understanding of a living…