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Signs that make you wonder...

posted Sep 10, 2012, 11:32 AM by Manuel Cortes   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 11:33 AM ]

By Pastor Barbara Hensley

“This people”, of The Upper Room Church in Elkton, Virginia, experienced the very Word as Isaiah 29:13 says, “Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.”  

My husband and I met Revivalist Miguel Escobar, Hispanic Church Director, for the Appalachian Conference of IPHC at a Minister’s Summit in Pigeon Forge, a few years ago.  We were so awed at the operation of the power of Holy Spirit in his life that we asked that he come for revival to our church.  A few weeks before the scheduled time, I asked Brother Miguel what his theme for our revival would be.  He replied, “Get His Fire”!  There was no way to predict what God had in store for our church, although we had been in high anticipation for this “fire” kind of movement through various sermons, Bible studies, previous revivals, prayer and fasting.  We were expecting, believing, and trusting for a great and mighty outpouring, but had no idea how HUGE the manifestation of “His fire” would be.  

From Sunday morning forward, the power of God fell and increased with every meeting. Brother Miguel’s style tells of many of his own encounters with the matchless wonders of the Lord, which built the faith of the ever-increasing crowd.  The boldness of the Word compelled every hungry soul to receive.  

We found out later that on Sunday, one couple involved in leadership had had a huge argument before coming, came with their “church faces on, wedding rings off” (their testimony) and were headed for separation.  By Tuesday, the supernatural power of God had restored their marriage and performed what seemed like impossibility in their relationship!

On Monday night, one young man who had been heavily involved with drugs and had been attending the church for a few months came to service.   While resisting a true commitment to the Lord, his heart seemingly calloused and hardened, he kept coming and appeared to be searching.  As he was leaving during altar service, the Lord spoke to my heart to “captivate” (to attract and hold interest) him.  I wasn’t sure what the Lord wanted but I knew I wanted to be obedient to what God had planned.  I went outside the door, hugged him, and began to pray.  He buckled to the floor under the power of Holy Spirit and began to sob and call upon the Lord.  He danced all the way to the altar, igniting a fire and a tsunami of dancers throughout the sanctuary.  Many had been believing for his salvation and this mighty work had been accomplished.  This young man began to play the tambourine under the anointing of Holy Spirit.  This is just one account of salvation during that week. 

One night a lady, who was dependent on a walker, came. She was in so much pain that she stood at the back of the church for most of the service.  Brother Miguel began to pray, took her walker, and directed her to follow him back and forth three times across the front of the large sanctuary.  She began to praise the Lord and claim the faith she confessed had seemed to elude her.  The next night she came with a cane-- the next, with no assistance at all!  In addition, there were numerous healings that took place -- neck and back problems, multiple sclerosis, bronchitis, sleep apnea, foot neuropathy and more!  One lady, who is a breast-cancer survivor, had not been able to raise her arms for years and was supernaturally touched and was praising God with arms raised high to magnify His name!

On Wednesday night, I felt that the revival must go on and that God was going to do even more -- phenomenal things.  I asked Brother Miguel to stay for two more nights.  He looked at his wife and daughter and replied, “I will do what God wants”.  We also asked that everyone forget the time - take off their watches, if necessary, so that time would not matter and that Christ could do His incomprehensible, indescribable work.  This excited Miguel, as he said, “Never tell a Latino you don’t care about time”!

At the end of the Thursday night service, Miguel told us that Friday night was going to be a powerful service.  We were not sure if we could comprehend anything more powerful than we had already experienced.  The services were so well attended and people could hardly wait to arrive and were in no hurry to leave!  During our refreshment time, a young woman who had been saved in a previous revival, stopped by after work to bring her first tithe check, since “the Lord gave me a job”! 

Many were fasting during the week and especially for the Friday service.  Prayer warriors came early to wave banners, praise and pray before others arrived with great anticipation.  When our brother began to speak, he reiterated his own story of receiving gold fillings, which demonstrated the power of God in his life many years ago.  He began to speak, using the Scripture in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind...” He compelled us to become “headless”...not trying to figure things out that God can and will do!  He then told the congregation to stand and proclaimed that “someone or as many as three would receive gold fillings, and silver, diamonds, or gold dust on their hands”.  I was in awe, as was most of the congregation.  Many kept looking at their hands throughout the service.The sermon was anointed, the altar service phenomenal, and the end of the meeting came.  

As we did nightly, we were having refreshments in the annex.  A number of people stayed to fellowship with the Escobar family before they were to leave.  A text came across one of the young folks phones from a very humble, dedicated man in our church.It said, “I got a gold tooth.  Praise the Lord!”  I began to shout and dance!  Everyone sat still in awe.  I said, “Have you all seen anything like this before?  How can you sit there?”  Everyone jumped up and began to praise God and dance.  Long story short, the man awakened his wife to take a picture to send us.  We asked him to come back to the church.  We all saw it and rejoiced with him.  Others rose from their beds and came back to the church to dance and praise the Lord!  One mother called her son and told him about the miracle.  Her son, a prodigal, began to weep saying that he could feel the Lord over the phone.  He accepted the Lord as Savior!  God truly has demonstrated His power!  We became “headless” and realized the Sovereignty of God - He can do what 
He wants, when He wants, and to whom He wants!  

Scoffers have made light of this and asked, “Why gold fillings?”.  We have responded, “Why not?”  What we have found is that many believers, have not believed!  Yet the Word of God says, “Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you” -- Acts 13:41 

Our faith is built, not merely because of the gold, but the manifestation of His power in healings, salvations, restorations!  We were ready to see a demonstration of this power and are reminded of the Scripture, as we stand firm in what we have seen, which states that “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will” (Hebrews 2:4)  

These are signs that make you wonder! That’s why they are called “signs and wonders”!

SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 2011

posted Jun 12, 2012, 9:22 AM by Manuel Cortes   [ updated Jun 12, 2012, 9:23 AM ]

After many long years I adventured back into the soil and the soul of South Africa, a country in progress and daily changes with great future. My friends and I were reconnected and we joyfully restarted an old friendship. 

Our ministry was supported by the Holy Spirit as signs and wonders occurred while delivering His message to a large audience and over or more than 50 Nations via TBN South Africa. God healed people with cancer, pain, hurts, inner wounds, lost, aids, etc, He has not changed. He is the same God since He created the entire world.

My trip was long and exhausting. Many hours were spent seating in a middle seat of a large aircraft. It wasn't very unconfortable either as I could not walk for more than 15 hours during the trip. We managed to survive for that glorious event in East London South Africa. I saw Jesus in Africa. Friends from Zambia joined me along with my dear friend from New Jersey.

Many years ago the Lord spoke blessings over my life in South Africa and NOW is the time to start the greatest harvest of my life.
This year we planned to visit Chile, Germany, Singapore and Indonesia. We will also travel within the USA visiting west Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

More than ever I need your prayers and your love in Christ. Love builds lives, brings His glory down to Earth and provides for all of our needs.
I have a set of DVD of preachings in South Africa. Please let us know if you need some so we can start working on copies. 
He is a good God. Blessings, 

CHILE TE NECESITA

posted May 28, 2009, 5:47 PM by Miguel Escobar   [ updated Jul 25, 2011, 8:27 AM by Manuel Cortes ]

Muy apreciado hermano Bobadilla y amigos del Ministerio.

Dios les bendiga ricamente.

Les saludo con un cordial abrazo desde nuestro hogar en Virginia,USA.

Dios tiene planes que parecen indescifables pero a la larga todo lo que EL permite tiene aprobacion celestial y un mensaje para su creacion. La hoja de la vida tiene vueltas y tambien tienen cambios profundos. Dios es bueno.

Me alegra mucho saber de ustedes. La colonia Chilena en Australia es grande. Tengo un hermano menor que es Ingeniero en Minas y trabaja por varios años en las cercanias de Perth. Tambien hay Chilenos honrados en USA,en Europa y en dentro de Chile. Tenemos que aunar esfuerzos y marcar la diferencia.

La situacion de Chile hay que mirarla con sabiduria de lo alto. EN estos instantes solo las agencias d Gobierno se pueden desplazar en la zona afectada y muy pocos civiles, ya que los caminos estan cortados, las comunicaciones alteradas,y una situacion de caos, que debe ser controlada peimeramente por las autoridades locales y despues viene la asistencia de agencias como nosotros.

Desde Chile espero tener opiniones sabias de que tipo de ayuda se debe buscar en el circulo de amigos de los danmificados.

Creemos fielmente que debemos ayudar a nuestra gente. Dios tiene gente altamente capacitada para hacer una buena Obra en esta situacion de crisis. Tenemos Ingenieros, Doctores, Dentistas y tantos profesionales dentro del cuerpo de Cristo y en el circulo social que nos rodea.

Como Ministerio estamos estructurados y re conocidos en USA , en Europa, en Asia para coordinar ayuda social en Chile desde adentro y desde afuera.

HEmos estado orando y sacando las mejores conclusiones de cuando, como y quienes podemos ir para hacer un trabajo efectivo y seguro en nuestra tierra.

Necesitamos levantar ayuda economica. Queremos canalizarla y supervisarla directamente a traves del Ministerio Terraglobe y dar seguridad en el uso y entregar informes economicos a los donantes. Esto es importante. Entonces amado Bobadilla, deseo que tome o siga adelante con la iniciativa de AYUDA CHILE en Australia, que saques una cuenta bancaria para ese proposito y que trates de llegar al maximo de Chilenos y amigos de Chile que deseen ayudar en la etapa de reconstruccion a nivel de danmificados en la regiones costeras y olvidadas.

De esta manera podemos darte una representacion oficial de Terraglobe para Australia y eso te dara respaldo.

De igual manera ya lo hicimos en Suiza con base en ZUG cerca de Zurich y ahora en Geneve. Aqui en USA tenemos el respaldo de agencias cristianas que se estan mobilizando en este sentir social de AYUDA CHILE.

Queremos llevar un equipo de trabajadores a Chile en el mes de Mayo y podemos coordinar el Equipo Australia, de USA, de Europa y de Asia.

Todo lo que se desee donar y llevar en contenedores lo planificamos y vemos como se coordinan las fechas y se consiguen las entradas liberadas a traves del ministerio Terraglobe y de la Iglesia en Chile y esa distribucion la podemos hacver con un equipo en conjunto para darle credibilidad a la operacion.

Yo espero estar en Chile por lo menos un tiempo largo para fiscalizar lo que nosotros deseamos hacer.

Tengo qiue conseguir o un vehiculo o donaciones para comprar un vehiculo apropiado de traccion en las cuatro ruedas para viajar al Sur.

Tambien sera muy importante la canalizacion de herramientas especializadas. Esto lo podemos hacer en unos 60 dias. Involucrando USA,Europa y Asia lo podemos hacer.

En las ayudas humanitarias debemos llevar ropa de invierno. Se acerca el frio y la lluvia sera un pesar en el proceso de restauracion.

Tambien debemos comprar Biblias en Español para aprovechar de llevar consuelo espiritual y abrogar por un AVIVAMIENTO en Chile que lleve a despertar una Nacion dormida.

Creo qie poco a poco lograre saber en detalles de las necesidades,pero me alegra saber de que vas a esperar y coordinar con nostros el viaje a Chile.

Amado Bobadilla, estoy tratando de ir a Australia ayudado de la coordinacion de Anthony y quizas tenga que volver a Europa .

Estemos en contacto en este proceso y debemos hacerlo constantemente.

Que Dios les guarde y les bendiga y confiemos que todo lo que podamos hacer sera para elevar el bendito nombre de Cristo.

Todos los que deseen ayudar en Australia deben entonces hacerlo a traves tuya en Melbourne y a lo mejor levantamos una base operacional en Perth y en Sydney. En Europa tengo al Pastor Gianni Bevilacqua ayudandonos. EN USA varios pastores amigos de Pennsylvania, y del Sureste de USA, y en Asia tengo una coordiandora desde Singapore.

Conozco Australia y sera mi oracion de que Dios bendiga esa gran Nacion y de igual manera a todos los que se involucren en la ayuda desde los cuatro costados de la tierra, lugares adonde Dios nos ha llevado a predicar su bendita Palabra.

Ahora viene una cosecha de incalculable valor.

Un amigo, un Misionero, un Servidor del Cristo de la Gloria y un Chileno que ama al pueblo de Chile.

Bendiciones

Miguel Angel Escobar
www.miguelescobar.org
USA 1.540.550.0077







-----Original Message-----
From: John Bobadilla <absoluteasbestos@gmail.com>
To: terraglobe@aol.com
Sent: Thu, Mar 4, 2010 3:24 am
Subject: Re: Bobadilla

HOLA HERMANO MIGUEL:

Primeramente le doy las muchas gracias por haberme enviado este email,Mi nombre es RODRIGO BOBADILLA,y me es un agrado el poder haberme comunicado con usted.
Yo al igual que usted y casi todo el mundo esta conmovido por el gran terremoto y tsunami que afecto Chile y en especial la cuidades de concepcion y el maule, nosotros con mi esposa tenemos familia en esas areas y los alrededores, y mi corazon se ha conmovido al ver tanta destruccion y pobresa, como tambien un fuerte llamado del senor a ir a ministrar las almas y hablarles del evangelio de jesus,y estoy en disposicion de ayudar a la reconstruccion de casas ,pero necesito el apoyo de alguna institucion o ir en un team para poder ayudar ,y hacer un trabajo mas efectivo ,porque habia pensado ir solo pero se que Dios me esta mostrando que necesito un apoyo como ustedes para ir en la voluntad del El,y asi encaminar las cosas en una forma mas adecuada.
Por estas razones que le he escrito anteriormente nesecito su apoyo Espiritual y el apoyo de su team,para trabajar en conjunto .ya que por lo que usted ha escrito su vaje a Chile seria en 2 meses mas.
Bueno le quiero explicar que Dios permita postergar ahora mi pasaje que ya lo tengo pagado y que lo tenia dispuesto para ir ahora el 10 de marzo,pero justo tuve la oportunidad de comunicarme con usted, yo le agradeceria de todo corazon si usted me diera la oportunidad de trabajar con usted por una misma causa ya que de acuerdo a mi esposa y mi hija seria lo mas acertado que fuera con su ayuda ,Dios en este tiempo me ha restaurado de una manera hermosa y lo unico qe quiero es servirle de todo mi corazon,y ir en ayuda de los necesitados yo naci y creci en Australia mis padres son chilenos y yo he ido 4 a 5 veces a Chile lo que es como mi segunda patria tengo un fuerte llamado por Chile,mi esposa la fui a buscar alla 7 anos atras y tengo una hermosa hija de 6 anitos.
Yo tengo 29 anos de edad y he servido al senor en altos y bajos muchas veces ,pero desde el ano pasado el senor a tocado fuertemente mi vida y me ha dado un proposito nuevo para servirle a el.
Yo hermano Miguel si la respuesta de usted es favorable y Dios mueve las cosas para que el viaje lo pueda postergar en estos momentos.Seria una gran respuesta para mi vida.
Los chilenos de Australia melbourne y yo empesariamos a recolectar ayuda monetaria en los Malls y otros lugares para llevar a chile y ver tambien la posibilidad de llevar una container grande de viveres y otras cosas que sean de ayuda alla en concepcion. desde ya muchos saludos y...

....BUENO HERMANO,ME DESPIDO EN LA BENDICION DE SENOR JESUCRISTO,SENOR Y SALVADOR NUESTRO ....
DEJANDO ACA MIS DATOS DE MI OTRO CORREO ELECTRONICO (rody-b@hotmail.com) PARA RECIBIR SU RESPUESTA.


RODRIGO ABDON BOBADILLA /(MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA).

Revival in North Carolina-Wilmington

posted May 28, 2009, 5:44 PM by Miguel Escobar

PROVOKING REVIVAL: Finding grace (Genesis 6:8).
Mission Statement – For domestic and international application.
 
  1. Network with churches, cell groups, ministries and other believers to bring revival to the church; to equip believers for the work of the ministry and bring unity to the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16).
  2. Facilitate a school of the Spirit: teaching believers to operate in the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) and be led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14); teaching the purpose of and administration of the five-fold ministry (Ephesians 4:11); teaching and ministering inner healing (Luke 4:18); teaching various avenues of worship (Psalm 29:2); and teaching the historical and prophetic significance of where the church is and where the church is going and how the sons20of God will be manifested in this day (Romans 8:19).
  3. Impact communities by working with and supporting local government, law enforcement, community services and businesses by utilizing creative and innovative ideas (Galatians 3:13-14).
  4. Organize revival meetings for fellowship, prayer preaching/teaching and ministry; demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit, building and adding to the Kingdom of God (Luke 4:18-19, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5).  Meetings should last at least three to five nights including day sessions in churches, public venues, restaurants, tents, etc.
  5. Train and mobilize believers to minister God’s grace wherever needed: including but not limited to hospitals, homes for the elderly, inner cities, military bases, jails and prisons, summer camps, etc. (Mark 16:15-18).
_______________________________________________________
 
Meetings every night this week at 7:00pm with Miguel Escobar in Wilmington,NC.


It is 4:25am.  I have been awake since about 3:00am.  I woke up with my mind racing, replaying the second meeting of this week’s services that took place a few hours ago. 
 
I don’t know when I have been in a meeting where the presence of God was so sweet and yet so powerful.  And the unity of the Spirit that was evident among those present; awesome and incredible.  That kind of unity cannot be produced by man.  Only the Spirit of God can do that.  It was intimate bliss.  Intimacy on a new level.  Not only intimacy between the Father/Son/Holy Spirit and those present but intimacy between those present.  A spiritual union beyond description.
 
As the worship began I started with the same songs I had used the night before but it seemed as if we were singing a new song; a love song never heard before to our beloved.  We sang as one voice, one in the Spirit to our elder brother Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords; and to our Father, the essence of love and me rcy, the Almighty Creator of all things. 
 
A prophetic word came forth straight from the heart of Father, saying he required all of us and that he was pleased with our worship, admonishing us to continue in worship, which we did.
 
Not wanting to stop the flow of the Spirit in the room, I turned the meeting over to Miguel, putting off the offering and announcements until the end of the meeting.  The theme of Miguel’s message picked up where he had left off the night before.  We are chosen ones and we all have a part to play in bringing the Kingdom of God on earth.  He encouraged us with many humorous stories from his pers onal experience as he has traveled to many nations proclaiming the goodness and manifesting the glory of God. 
 
As Miguel ministered the Word to us mixed with his personal testimony, the sweetness and power of God’s presence we experienced during the worship grew into tremendous joy and we laughed much.  It certainly wasn’t church as usual, which Miguel said several times.  We were having so much fun.  Glory to God!
 
When Miguel finished his message, instead of ministering as he usually does, he turned the meeting back over to me.  We sang a few more choruses of “Alleluia” and then began to pra y for one another, demonstrating what Miguel had taught. 
 
We ended the meeting around 9:00 but everyone just sat in their seats.  I looked at Miguel and said, “I don’t think they want to go home.”  Miguel then called a lady on the front row up to tell us a little about herself.  What an incredible testimony to the love and mercy of God we heard.  Then another came up and another.  During about the third or forth amazing testimony we were hearing, I looked at Miguel and just shook my head with tears in my eyes.  This meeting certainly wasn’t about the two of us.  It was all about our Jesus and the wonderful things he has done.  Hallelujah!  I made the comment, "This is why Miguel and I do this.  This is our reward."
 
We ended the meeting again but people continued to stand around and visit for awhile.  Finally, after everyone had left, I cut out the lights, set the alarm, locked the door and left the building.  I quietly said, “Thank you Father.”  I know angels are waiting there for us to come back tonight and take up where we left off last night.  I can hardly wait.
 
Stay in the blessing,
Lanny Swaim

 
Meetings every night this week through Saturday at 7:00pm with Miguel Escobar in Wilmington,NC.

 
It is 12:30am.  I just got home from Wilmington after tonight’s meeting.  What an incredible night.  I know I won’t be able to sleep for awhile so I am writing this report before going to bed.
 
We started the meeting with testimonies and words of encouragement from individuals that have already attended some of the meetings this week.  Then we heard from John Boone of Save Our Kids Outreach and Ricky Leonard of Ricky Leonard Ministries.  I read a couple of scriptures before we began to worship.  I don’t think I have ever experienced God’s presence any stronger as I led the “standing room only crowd” in worship choruses. 
 
As the time of worship ended the Spirit gave me a prophetic song that ended as a spoken word.  It was a beautiful and encouraging message of love from Father.  After I shared a recitation and song I frequently do entitled, “The Outlaw/Finally” Vicki Blacet presented a drama portraying Rebecca when she met Isaac at the well, which continued and confirmed the love theme the Holy Spirit was communicating to us.
 
Miguel came to the front to minister but first asked Annie George, pastor of Miracle Rock Ministries to come up and share.  We have had several pastors and ministries in attendance at these meetings.
 
I don’t think I have ever heard Miguel deliver a better message.  He kept us laughing a s he provoked us to revival.  As people began coming forth for prayer at the end we had to move the first row of chairs to make room for all the bodies on the floor.  Many were touched by the power of God including healing s and much holy laughter.  At one point Miguel had gold dust on his face.  Even after some had left others stayed basking in the presence of God and fellowship together.
 
Certainly tonight was one of those “times of refreshing that come from the presence of the Lord,” spoken of by Peter in Acts 3:19.  Once again, I can hardly wait for tomorrow night.  All glory to God!


Be richly blessed, inspired,excited and motivated to seek an awakening in His Body in USA and in the world.

Send your comments.

Miguel Angel Escobar


Untitled Post

posted May 28, 2009, 5:39 PM by Miguel Escobar

PROVOKING REVIVAL: Finding grace (Genesis 6:8).
Mission Statement – For domestic and international application.
 
  1. Network with churches, cell groups, ministries and other believers to bring revival to the church; to equip believers for the work of the ministry and bring unity to the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16).
  2. Facilitate a school of the Spirit: teaching believers to operate in the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) and be led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14); teaching the purpose of and administration of the five-fold ministry (Ephesians 4:11); teaching and ministering inner healing (Luke 4:18); teaching various avenues of worship (Psalm 29:2); and teaching the historical and prophetic significance of where the church is and where the church is going and how the sons20of God will be manifested in this day (Romans 8:19).
  3. Impact communities by working with and supporting local government, law enforcement, community services and businesses by utilizing creative and innovative ideas (Galatians 3:13-14).
  4. Organize revival meetings for fellowship, prayer preaching/teaching and ministry; demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit, building and adding to the Kingdom of God (Luke 4:18-19, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5).  Meetings should last at least three to five nights including day sessions in churches, public venues, restaurants, tents, etc.
  5. Train and mobilize believers to minister God’s grace wherever needed: including but not limited to hospitals, homes for the elderly, inner cities, military bases, jails and prisons, summer camps, etc. (Mark 16:15-18).
_______________________________________________________
 
Meetings every night this week at 7:00pm with Miguel Escobar in Wilmington,NC.


It is 4:25am.  I have been awake since about 3:00am.  I woke up with my mind racing, replaying the second meeting of this week’s services that took place a few hours ago. 
 
I don’t know when I have been in a meeting where the presence of God was so sweet and yet so powerful.  And the unity of the Spirit that was evident among those present; awesome and incredible.  That kind of unity cannot be produced by man.  Only the Spirit of God can do that.  It was intimate bliss.  Intimacy on a new level.  Not only intimacy between the Father/Son/Holy Spirit and those present but intimacy between those present.  A spiritual union beyond description.
 
As the worship began I started with the same songs I had used the night before but it seemed as if we were singing a new song; a love song never heard before to our beloved.  We sang as one voice, one in the Spirit to our elder brother Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords; and to our Father, the essence of love and me rcy, the Almighty Creator of all things. 
 
A prophetic word came forth straight from the heart of Father, saying he required all of us and that he was pleased with our worship, admonishing us to continue in worship, which we did.
 
Not wanting to stop the flow of the Spirit in the room, I turned the meeting over to Miguel, putting off the offering and announcements until the end of the meeting.  The theme of Miguel’s message picked up where he had left off the night before.  We are chosen ones and we all have a part to play in bringing the Kingdom of God on earth.  He encouraged us with many humorous stories from his pers onal experience as he has traveled to many nations proclaiming the goodness and manifesting the glory of God. 
 
As Miguel ministered the Word to us mixed with his personal testimony, the sweetness and power of God’s presence we experienced during the worship grew into tremendous joy and we laughed much.  It certainly wasn’t church as usual, which Miguel said several times.  We were having so much fun.  Glory to God!
 
When Miguel finished his message, instead of ministering as he usually does, he turned the meeting back over to me.  We sang a few more choruses of “Alleluia” and then began to pra y for one another, demonstrating what Miguel had taught. 
 
We ended the meeting around 9:00 but everyone just sat in their seats.  I looked at Miguel and said, “I don’t think they want to go home.”  Miguel then called a lady on the front row up to tell us a little about herself.  What an incredible testimony to the love and mercy of God we heard.  Then another came up and another.  During about the third or forth amazing testimony we were hearing, I looked at Miguel and just shook my head with tears in my eyes.  This meeting certainly wasn’t about the two of us.  It was all about our Jesus and the wonderful things he has done.  Hallelujah!  I made the comment, "This is why Miguel and I do this.  This is our reward."
 
We ended the meeting again but people continued to stand around and visit for awhile.  Finally, after everyone had left, I cut out the lights, set the alarm, locked the door and left the building.  I quietly said, “Thank you Father.”  I know angels are waiting there for us to come back tonight and take up where we left off last night.  I can hardly wait.
 
Stay in the blessing,
Lanny Swaim

 
Meetings every night this week through Saturday at 7:00pm with Miguel Escobar in Wilmington,NC.

 
It is 12:30am.  I just got home from Wilmington after tonight’s meeting.  What an incredible night.  I know I won’t be able to sleep for awhile so I am writing this report before going to bed.
 
We started the meeting with testimonies and words of encouragement from individuals that have already attended some of the meetings this week.  Then we heard from John Boone of Save Our Kids Outreach and Ricky Leonard of Ricky Leonard Ministries.  I read a couple of scriptures before we began to worship.  I don’t think I have ever experienced God’s presence any stronger as I led the “standing room only crowd” in worship choruses. 
 
As the time of worship ended the Spirit gave me a prophetic song that ended as a spoken word.  It was a beautiful and encouraging message of love from Father.  After I shared a recitation and song I frequently do entitled, “The Outlaw/Finally” Vicki Blacet presented a drama portraying Rebecca when she met Isaac at the well, which continued and confirmed the love theme the Holy Spirit was communicating to us.
 
Miguel came to the front to minister but first asked Annie George, pastor of Miracle Rock Ministries to come up and share.  We have had several pastors and ministries in attendance at these meetings.
 
I don’t think I have ever heard Miguel deliver a better message.  He kept us laughing a s he provoked us to revival.  As people began coming forth for prayer at the end we had to move the first row of chairs to make room for all the bodies on the floor.  Many were touched by the power of God including healing s and much holy laughter.  At one point Miguel had gold dust on his face.  Even after some had left others stayed basking in the presence of God and fellowship together.
 
Certainly tonight was one of those “times of refreshing that come from the presence of the Lord,” spoken of by Peter in Acts 3:19.  Once again, I can hardly wait for tomorrow night.  All glory to God!


Be richly blessed, inspired,excited and motivated to seek an awakening in His Body in USA and in the world.

Send your comments.

Miguel Angel Escobar


A Revival Note

posted May 11, 2009, 2:04 PM by Miguel Escobar

Revival to the Nations

The word “Revival” is hope for those believers who follow closely the steps of the Master. Several times Jesus emphasized the promise of the Holy Spirit to those who would follow Him. The description of this event in the Acts of the Apostles is a call to faith at the highest level.

“Revival” has become a common word in the secular world and in our daily life. They describe “revival” as something being renovated with more power and more life.

It was in the 1700’s when new leaders changed the common way of doing church. They proclaimed a different truth, shared new revelations or enlightment of the Word of God. By doing that, however, they also paid the price for confronting the existent ecclesiastical structures of the time, a rather primitive form of doing church.

Great Britain witnessed the birth of the Wesleys and so many others who designed new models for the spreading of the Gospel. Those who followed were witnessed of indescribable renewal movements in India, Africa, Europe and Latin America. This renewal explosion has not been extinguished but laid dormant in the Pentecostal movement. This renewal movement will soon be awaken with power and glory.

The Bible describes the first revival as what happened in the Tabernacle in Exodus 40:34-38. The Lord then visited his people in a way never experienced before. The Lord also manifested His ‘shekinah’ divine glory in the Temple as described in 2 Chronicles 5:13 and 7:1-3, at that moment the priests were unable to withstand His presence and fell to the ground.

Another manifestation took place in the New Testament at the time of the Pentecost. Acts 2 describes the coming of the Holy Spirit as in a strong wind and tongues of fire that stood on each participant. One hundred and twenty people, representing seventeen cultures, received this promise in a new way as they publicly spoke in different tongues.

There is a new moment of revival coming to the Earth. This is a Grace Revival.

God is always doing new and different things, which have never seen before. The manifold grace of God takes many forms and shapes. This is the hope of today’s Church. His people will see an extraordinary manifestation of God, which will impact all Nations.

Why does the Church need a Revival or New Awakening?

The original mandate of Christ to His disciples has not changed. His Word explains in the Gospels that it is our mission to go and save those who are lost, to heal the sick and deliver those who are being oppressed by the enemy. Our mission is to provide spiritual ‘first-aid’ such as the work performed by the paramedics or emergency technicians. Once first aid is administered, then the patient is referred to the medical doctor who would heal him/her.

The Church should provide this first aid to those who are afflicted, sick, or destitute, and to take them to the hands of the Healer. The world is lost and this should be reason enough to promote revival in the nations. No human effort can change the World but the power of God. He only is able to influence nations and cultures.

Statistics show a great work yet to be done. The Church has done a great work, but has fallen short of what is actually required. The coming of the Lord is near and the Church will soon receive a new revival to complete her task.

John 3:16 speaks of the whole world. As I walk in different congregations, I have witnessed of a deteriorated image of the Body of Christ. Instead of trusting His Word, we follow our own understanding and we lack a true understanding of God’s revelation. I have traveled the world seven times and visited countless churches. I have concluded the following:

1. Time: it’s the most important factor as we seek the Lord. Give God all the time He wants to spend with you. There are many factors that break this intimacy with God. Church services are strictly controlled by a time schedule, becoming a wall of rejection to the filling of the Holy Spirit. The Korean church is an exception. They do not limit God by time. They are running ahead of other congregations and have become a model to follow. The same with the Chinese church, they seek sincerely and devote a lot of time to meet with the Creator.

Unfortunately we want to impose our time and understanding to God. However, Isaiah expressed it very clearly; God’s thoughts are not our thought nor His time is our time. We should be prepared physically and mentally to spend time with God. As David also declared it, his desire was to spend his time in the House of the Lord.

The congregations in the ‘developed’ world are restricting their time with God. Very sadly I can say that when they are leaving, God is appearing. The Lord requires we spend much time with Him.

2. Praise and Worship: miracle after miracle is constantly taken place in the African church. Needless to say, this is a church that constantly praise and worship the Lord, everywhere. They have developed the true art of adoration and praise. Their whole body becomes an instrument of praise as declared by Psalm 150. The African church is experiencing an explosive growth alongside with Asia.

Revelation 4 speaks of a divine scene where thousands of voices together praise the Lord day and night. This is a phenomenon of the Latin congregation; their freedom to express adoration all the time. The apostle Paul teaches about giving God thanks in good and bad times, in sickness or in health, in richness or poverty. Then and only then we could experience a true revival around the Earth.

3. Praying for one another: The book of Hebrews speaks of faith and also praying for one another, the laying of hands by faith. This is a challenge to achieve revival. We want to see the hand of God in action. The unbeliever wants to see the power of God in action, in the market, on the streets. This is the reality of the Chilean church, and African church and the Asian church. We need to take the Gospel outside of the four walls. We need to get out and seek those who are lost.

We would achieve a great movement of God when the believers get out on the street to proclaim the name of Christ and by faith, heal the sick on the streets, jails, hospitals, the market, etc. We should seek a passion for the unchurched and a strong desire to take them off of Satan’s hands. This is a challenge of our faith and to believe God to do the impossible because the prayer of the righteous avails much!

True revival begins in you, the life of the believer who individually lets the fire of the Holy Spirit permeate his or her life and their surrounding.

The Lord has impressed in my heart that I will see the awakening of the church around the world. I always believed there would be another Revival. So far history has witnessed four different revivals, there is one more to come – just like there are 5 continents, there would be 5 revivals: a Revival of Grace.

As with the fishermen in the time of Jesus, they obeyed the Master and threw their nets. We also need to believe the Lord and go out soul fishing! We are called to be fishers of men.


Miguel Escobar

Missionary Trip to Germany

posted May 5, 2009, 9:12 AM by Miguel Escobar   [ updated May 5, 2009, 9:10 AM ]

On my way to Germany I had a few bumps on the road. I arrived at Dulles Airport to take my connection flight to London and the line of people was enormous. I patiently waited my turn for over an hour and my patience paid off because as soon as I got to the gate, the airline personnel directed me to the executive class! Needless to say I felt like a kid with a new toy. It was a relaxing trip, reading and watching different programs. One of the programs got my attention, it was about the Nazi invasion and the abuse against the Jewish people. It made me think about the coming of the Antichrist, promising peace and solutions to worldwide problems.

This missionary trip originated in the heart of a German youth group. They had a strong desire to see Germany touched and blessed by God. We had exchanged emails and started communicating a while back. Their insistence moved me and we scheduled this trip. I wanted to speak to them about a Spirit-filled lifestyle if they really desired to see Germany experience a revival. What would their reaction be? Would they accept this message? Would they yield to the prompt of the Holy Spirit? These and other questions kept roaming in my mind...

The visit was sponsored by Dr. Wilfried and his wife, Anne. They are directors of the Healing Center, which is affiliated with Healing Room based in Spokene, Washington State.

From Munich I traveled to Augsburg, Germany - an ancestral town filled with history and beautiful buildings. The first night was challenging. Nobody knew me so the congregation was a little bit resistant to the message. The service went on and God blessed us all. The youth heard the message about faith in Christ and were ready to start the conference.

The next day at the healing center, we started teaching about inner healing and over 20 people came with different problems and situations. Sometimes we can't grasp the complexity of each and every situation and are left with the need of trusting God even more. I taught about leaning on God and withdrawing strength from the Holy Spirit. The anointing of God was evident in that place and several healing took place. People received a double message: to receive their healing so then they could go and heal others.

Later on we started the church conference. I was rather surprised to see all the people that came and filled the church. I need to remind you that we were doing this conference during Easter weekend. People from all path of life came that day: young people, believers, nonbelievers, church leaders from nearby towns, etc. Dr. Wilfriend was very pleased to see such a beautiful congregation.

We were very blessed by the wonderful praise and worship. The young musicians were incredible. We had three different groups of musicians and they all led us in a time of adoration of our God. I was very moved by so much talent within the young generation in Germany.

More than 60 young people came that day to hear the message. Many of them raised their hands to receive Jesus as their personal Savior. In the midst of Christian rap and some other upbeat lyrics, they experienced a true encounter with their Creator. I feel blessed and honor to witness the movement of the Holy Spirit in EVERY generation.

At the end of the service, one Muslim young lady came up for prayer. The Lord touched her and she came down to the floor. She did not know what was happening with her, she seemed scared but youth comforted her. She said she was Muslim but now she wanted Jesus in her heart; that day she left a totally changed person.

Every day more people came to the meetings.

We need to be careful not to judge people by their appearances or lifestyle, pretending to know all spiritual truth and not leaving room for God to touch them. Some young people might look rebellious because they don't fit in our "Christian" mentality or preconceived ideas.

Everyday I had a group of young people following me everywhere I went. They wanted to have more of God, to hear about miracles and testimonies. They were hungry for God and wanted to be sent to the Nations.

I have been to Europe many times before but I had not experienced such openness for revival like I did this time. It was a very pleasant surprise. I went to East Germany and was blessed by a Lutheran congregation.  Young people are willing to give up their ambitions for the cause of the Gospel. I want to recruit at least 100 young people who want to be equipped and sent by the Holy Spirit to touch their nation and the World.

At the end of this visit, I witnessed miracles, baptisms in the Holy Spirit, new conversions, and a network of people with a strong desire to impact their world. The Lord is being exalted and magnified in the midst of German young people.

The Lord is preparing His Bride!

Revival in Chile

posted Dec 2, 2008, 3:18 PM by Miguel Escobar   [ updated Dec 2, 2008, 3:22 PM ]

Chile - Part I

 
 

Revival in Ohio, November 2008

posted Nov 7, 2008, 1:24 PM by Miguel Escobar   [ updated Dec 2, 2008, 2:47 PM ]

REVIVAL IN OHIO IN NOVEMBER 2008
 
Pastor Roger Bourne is making a broader invitation to anyone thirsty for the power of God.
Miguel has been in 60 Nations sharing the good news of Jesus and His resurrected power.
Come,join us and be part of what God is doing in USA.
 
Write to www.terraglobeministries.org for further instructions.
 
 
 
 

Avivamiento en Chile

posted Nov 7, 2008, 12:48 PM by Miguel Escobar   [ updated Nov 7, 2008, 12:53 PM ]

Tres reuniones de Avivamiento en
Curacaví,
La Florida y
Cauquenes
en la República de Chile
 
 
El Ministerio Terraglobe desarrollará campañas evangelísticas en América Latina.
Provocando Avivamiento en las Naciones

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