Anyone Want To Go Get Loaded?

Are you feeling down and thinking things are not going your way? Do you feeling like you want to go get loaded this morning?   I did this morning and the Lord encouraged me with this verse. Let me invite you to get loaded with me but not like you think.

Psalm 68:19. Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah (NKJV)

Just like his mercies and grace are renewed each morning, so are our His blessing and benefits, He loads us with them daily. Praise God.

What are your blessings and benefits of Salvation?  Adoption in the family of God, Healing, Provision, Protection, and Prosperity.  These are yours when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. So let’s go and get loaded with God’s benefits!

Let these words encourage you today

Written by Dennis Stauffer

Would you consider helping DSI Ministries spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  

I invite you to become a partner today?


The Devil Is Attacking At The Door!

2 Samuel 5:17  “When  the Philistines (the enemy) heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they went up in full force to search for him” 

The moment we receive anything from the Lord worth fighting for, the Devil comes seeking to destroy us. When the enemy confronts us at the threshold of any work for God, we should accept it as evidence of our salvation, and claim double the blessing, victory, and power. Power is developed through resistance. (from Steams in the Desert)

This week was a tense week at DSI Ministries.  As we were celebrating the moving in at Hands In Action in Villa Hermosa Guatemala, Maria went to buy tortillas at a tienda.  While walking, two men attacked her and robbed her.  She sustained only slight injuries (praise the Lord).  They robbed her of her telephone and our house keys. 

If you remember, over a year ago when we laid the first row of blocks at Hands in Action in Villa Hermosa, our home in Vista Hermosa was attacked by drive-by shootings.  This forced us to move 2 hours away to Poptune until Casa Hands In Action was finished.  The Devil does not want us to begin a new work in a new community.

Even though we do not enjoy persecution, as this devotional and the Word of God confirms, when God is about to do a great move, the devil attacks.  So we rejoice in that we are believing we are going to see some great moves of God this year in Villa Hermosa.  If we posed no threat to the kingdom of darkness, the devil would not have been attacking every move we make in the community.  So join us as a partner to reap a harvest in the very poor community of Villa Hermosa.  We still need ten more partners at $25 or more a month to make this happen.  Please bless the people of Villa Hermosa.

So please do not ignore this message, we need your help to transform another community for Jesus Christ.  We also need at least $1000 to get everything set up.  Please go to our donation page and make your best donation as God leads you.

Written by Dennis Stauffer

Edited by Gary Green (Omega House)



How Are Those New Years Resolutions Working Out?

This blog does not start out with a Bible verse. The other night, I was eating Chinese food and the Holy Spirit told me He had a message for me in the fortune cookie. I know it sounds weird!  But after reading it, it meant a lot to me and I began to meditate on this and how this ministry has gone the past several years.  Here is what the fortune cookie said:

“A mighty oak in the forest is nothing more than a “nut” who held its ground”

It is New Years and it is the time everyone is making New Year’s resolutions.  They are looking for new ways to make a new start to a new year.  There is nothing wrong with that, except I have noticed that many do not keep their resolutions.  In three months they have lost interest and they quit the gym, or their diet or whatever else their resolution may have been.

Unfortunately, I see this same mentality affecting the church.  Many of us are looking for a new church, a new ministry that will change our lives with a “fresh new move of God.”  So many are thinking of leaving their spouses and families in hopes of an exciting new lease on life.  This list can go on and on!

The Answer

 For many of us, looking for the next new thing is not the answer! God often tells us to go to this church, work in this ministry, give and be a partner to a ministry or even to work on our marriage, our character or on our jobs etc.
I have found when God calls us to something, we believe that because God said it, it will be an easy task.  I have learned the hard way that it is often the furthest thing from the truth.  God is also interested in our personal growth as a child of God.  He is for us, assisting us to accomplish the task He assigned.  So the assignment is not always meant to be easy.

The problem is this, and I am referring back to the fortune cookie. We are living in a microwave-minded society.  If it does not work out in our specific time frame or it becomes extremely difficult or challenging, we completely lose interest and con ourselves into thinking, “this is not of God.” 

Many of us do not have a “stick-to-it” attitude.  We have a tendency to quit when it does not go as we planned and move on to the next great idea.  We then develop a habit of repeating this cycle again and again. This is where so many of our problems begin.  While we are searching for the next new thing, we believe God changed His mind or forgot what He told us to do.  God is not like us!  God does not change His mind.  If He calls you to do it, He means for you to accomplish it, no matter how difficult it may become or how long it takes.

Let Move On To The Bible

The scriptures, especially in the Old Testament, give us examples of lives of people whom God called to do a specific task or perform a specific purpose for God.  We will find that these people, who are called by God, will go through many difficult and very trying times.

Joseph is a wonderful example of this.  After He had his dream, which happened to be his call in life, his brothers hated him even more than they already did, to the extent they wanted to kill him.  He later was sold as a slave, then was accused of rape and then sentenced to prison.  Then many years later, he achieved what God had destined him to do.  In today’s Christian Church, no one would ever look at a man going through all that Joseph did (including being charged as a sexual offender) and believe this was God’s call and/or will for his life.  Many would believe that this man totally missed God or was completely deceived!
Then there was Moses.  He was born then saved and raised in Pharaoh’s household.  He then tried to achieve his call through his own effort, he murdered a man and was then exiled into the desert for 40 years.  After that, he was called again by God to rescue his people.  He succeeds in doing this, but only to spend the next 40 years in the desert with a  bunch of rebellious and stiff-necked people.  These Israelites were so stubborn, they lost their opportunity to enter into the promise-land.  After all this, God also refuses to let Moses enter into the promise-land because of his own disobedience.  Joshua then takes a new generation of Israelites into the promise-land only to find a new set of problems and challenges in his own calling to take this land.
These examples go on throughout the Scriptures.  When God calls us to a task or to a certain life, He does not change His mind, ever.  I personally learned this in my own life and in the ministry.  God called me to Guatemala and to start DSI Ministries and Hands in Action. For the past 9 years, it has been a very steep mountain to climb.  It has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life.  For the most part, I feel as though I have seen more failure and disappointment, just as Joseph must have felt in his own calling.
However, there is one thing, I have done right during this long and arduous process: “I am a nut who holds his ground:”  I do not quit on God.  The one thing that keeps me going is God’s complete faithfulness to me and His ministry.  He called and He is also faithful to help me and encourage me to stay the course.
Philippians 1:6: being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

I heard so many times in Bible College and from other great ministers who completed their course:

“There is only one thing that can defeat you:  “If You choose to Quit!”

As many of us make plans to make New Year resolutions, I encourage you to look back on your life and see if you have completed what God called you to do.  Did you, or did you walk away from His call?  Remember, God does not change His mind and if He called you to do it, it means He called you to finish it.  He does not change His mind!   Get alone with God and let him speak to you.  If you need to repent, do it!  Then ask him; “How can I finish what You called me to do?”   He will answer if you are truly serious in your repentance.  Written by Dennis Stauffer


What was He Doing For 30 Years?

What was He Doing For 30 Years?

Except for a few isolated scripture passages in the Bible, there is very little written about the first 30 years of Jesus’ life.  His earliest years are shrouded in mystery.  What was He doing?  Why didn’t Jesus become more active in miracles much sooner than he did, and why didn’t He help more people?  What was the purpose of this quiet time, and why did He wait so long?
Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Jesus was being human!  This fact has been totally overlooked throughout church history.  I once asked Jesus this question in my quiet time and this was His answer; “I was being you!”

Think of that.  Jesus spent 30 years of His 33-year ministry just being human.  There were no miracles, nothing supernatural.  The God of this universe spent the majority of His time on Earth experiencing what it was to be human.  He was not a casual observer.  Jesus was not sitting far away looking down through a microscope.  He was experiencing being human as a real person would, just like you and I do on a daily basis.

Jesus knows what it is like to be a child making friends in school.  He experienced playing ball on the playground falling down and skinning His knees.  He knows what it is like to grow up in a poor small town in Israel feeling all the joys and pains of life.  Jesus watched His baby brothers and sisters being born and He also felt the hurt of seeing people pass away, just like His own father: Joseph.  Jesus also watched His school friends grew up, fall in love with each other and get married to start families.
Jesus also experienced everyday life with all its pressures, it’s boredom and it’s excitement.  He has also experienced the evil of this life, watching a Roman army take control of Israel and all the cruelty that comes with an invasion of His country.  Jesus watched and experienced, as we all do, the cruel and evil things we do to each other.
Today, I want you to think of this:  The second greatest ministry Jesus had,  short of dying on the cross and paying for humanities sins, was the time Jesus spent just being human.  Thirty years being human with all its wonders and all its pain. 
So today, having your sins washed away, we can boldly enter into His presence and speak to Him about anything we face in life because He already experienced it.  Jesus and God the Father knows the pain and heartache we face.  He is not only our God and Savior, He is our Brother and High Priest who can sympathize with all our weakness and pains.  There is nothing we face today that Jesus does not understand.  Jesus knows the temptation of everything we face and experience.

The Tree of Life: Living Supernaturally In This Natural World

 The Tree of Life   

As Christians, we receive our Salvation through grace.  However, it often seems that as soon as we are saved we return to the old ways and old style of living our life.  We act as if we are not aware of the fact that as born-again Christians we are not to live life as unbelievers do.  I want to point out here I am not talking about sin, rather I am talking about a different mindset.  I am talking about how we are to operate and think in a different manner than the unsaved do.  How do we live an abundant life and live on a different level than those who do not walk with God?  How do we live at the “Tree of Life” and also live in the Kingdom of God?

John 3:5-7: Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 18:36:  Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”

John 17:16:  They (Christians) are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Jesus tells us unless we are “born-again,” we can not enter into the Kingdom of God.  So, before anyone can move into these Heavenly realms they must receive salvation at the cross of Jesus and acknowledge his/her sins, give up on all “dead works of religion” and repent.  Salvation is free for the taking but we first must see the need for Jesus.

Remember, a “Born-Again believer” has been spiritually transported into a new world, a new way of doing things (let me reiterate, I am not talking about sin here – I am talking about a different mindset, a different way of thinking).  A current stumbling block in this new thinking pattern is how the Church presents salvation.  The invitation is often; come and receive Jesus and one day you can go to heaven.  The act of receiving Jesus is only our ticket to heaven, a free pass.  This is true, but unfortunately going to heaven is only a byproduct of receiving salvation.  Salvation is:

 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3)  and then learning how to live in the kingdom that Jesus was talking about. 

Recent statistics – based on research polls, share some very unsettling facts; we as Christians are not much different from those who are non-Christians, especially in the areas of divorce rates, credit card debt, teenager problems, sex addictions and other addictions.  I personally believe that if we compare a good morally unsaved person with a Christian, we will find that there is not much difference between the two.  I think unsaved people look at us and see no difference or no benefit in being a Christian.  Because of this perceived lack of difference, I believe the progress in evangelism has been thwarted.  Especially when non-saved individuals see Christians striving to be more like the world, seeking after the world’s riches and all the lures this world has to offer.  Rather, the world should be looking at us and envying what we have in the church.

These are sad facts and they are problematic.  How can we remedy this?

Let’s move to the solution

God is the creator of the universe, He created it all.  Not only does He know how to create but He also knows how things work and how they are to be maintained.  God created our bodies, He created our marriages, our health, our spirit and He gives us direction on how to keep these creations in perfect working order.  So as we enter into this new life, remember we are new creations, the old has passed away.

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

John 17:16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

So what does this mean?  When we put these verses together what does it mean to be a new creation while the old things have passed away?  What does it mean that believers are not of this world?

Does it just mean that we are now saved and are waiting to die while living as good as we can on this planet?   I do not believe this can be true; that this is all there is to a saved life.

Let me explain; by saying the old things have passed away and all things are new, I believe Jesus is talking about how we live and view our new life.  What are the old things?  Our sin natures, our sinful attitudes, how we lived our lives and how we conducted ourselves.  As a “Believer” our view of life has been changed, what we viewed as normal in the past is now changed.  We have new and better promises based on a New Covenant.  If you are not aware what is in the New Covenant nor how we are to live within this New Covenant, you will not be aware of all your benefits as a child of God.

Hosea 4:6: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge…

John 10:10: The thief (Satan, religion) comes to kill, steal and destroy

When we understand these two verses, then we can understand how Satan and or religion can come in and destroy our lives.

Read Hosea 4:6 carefully; My people are destroyed!  God is letting us know that as God’s people, we can be destroyed (although not lose our salvation).  Satan can and will destroy a Christian’s life when they lack the knowledge or they have rejected the knowledge in God’s Salvation.  This happens when a Christian has accepted Jesus as Savior and now believes he/she is going to heaven without believing or understanding there is more than just going to church, bible reading and acting as good as they can.

What I am simply saying is that we Christians are not of this world, we do not have to participate in the things that the world has to offer!  We should not think we are just average or even normal people any longer.  We are covenant people who have inherited a covenant with God.  We do not have to participate in sickness, disease, financial problems or fear that pertains to the world.  We can live on a plane that is far higher than this world has to offer.  That is what I believe Jesus was talking about when he said; “they are not of this world.”  He was saying we are in this world but we do not have to be part of this world.

I see so many Christians living in fear.  Christians are watching the same evening news that tells of all the upcoming epidemics, the collapse of the financial world and how violence is overtaking our nation as non-believers are, without understanding or realizing we are different.  As born-again believers we get caught up in groupthink, thinking we are all the same, the same as non-believers!  NO, we are not!  As Christians, we live under the protection of the New Covenant and we have different promises altogether than those non-believers who do not live under the New Covenant.

When we say “we are saved” or “we have received Salvation” most average Christian’s believe that Jesus died on the cross and forgave their sins, but they stop there, not believing or understanding anymore.  

However, when we read and understand what the meanings are for saved and salvation in the Greek language, we find a whole different meaning.

sótéria (salvation): deliverance, salvation

Definition; welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.

sózó (saved): to save

Definition: I save, heal, preserve, rescue.

So when a Christian says: I have received Salvation, they are literally saying I have received God’s Welfare, His prosperity, His deliverance, His preservation, His salvation, His safety,

When you say, I am saved; you are saying I am saved, I am healed, I am preserved, I am rescued.

These words are all-inclusive and they are all yours when you say I am saved!

These promises are already yours the moment you receive Jesus.  You are in His family and as the adopting parent, God makes Himself responsible, just as a loving human father does who takes care of his children.

As an adopting father myself, when I took on my wife’s children in Guatemala I became responsible to love them, accept them, and to make sure they are taken care of medically.  I am also responsible to make sure they have the proper provisions to live; shelter, clothing, and food.  I am their father, and God our adopting Father is no different.  He takes His Fatherhood seriously.

God shall supply provision:

Philippians 4:19  And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.(NKJV)

God healed you:

Psalms 103:3: Who forgives all your iniquities (sins), Who heals all your diseases,

So if you believe God has forgiven all your sins as in this verse, notice it also states He heals all your diseases.

Here is a quick example from the Word of God of a young man, who although lived in this world also lived above this world in God’s kingdom promises.

Let us look at David versus Goliath.  How could this teenage kid kill an oversized monster, (over 9 foot tall), who also was a seasoned warrior in battle?  This is not normal!  We could write it off as a miracle of God, God’s sovereign hand at work, but if we study it closer we will learn it was not.  This was a boy who knew His covenant and his destiny, he did not kill Goliath accidentally.

If we write this off as a sovereign act of God, why didn’t Saul or another man kill Goliath?  Why didn’t God move on His own behalf like we read so many times in the Old Testament and kill Goliath Himself?  He did not do either!

So what was different about David?  What made this young boy so different than King Saul or any mighty warrior in his army?  If we read carefully we will notice that when David heard Goliath’s big mouth, his response was very unusual;

1 Samuel 17: 36: Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.

If you look deeper into this scripture, when David called Goliath an uncircumcised Philistine, he was saying this ungodly person who has no covenant with God, is no match for those who have a covenant with God!  David was referring to the Old Testament Covenant that Israel had with God. David was stating this fact, we are in this world but we are not of this world and or limited by the natural law that governs a person who has no covenant. 

David in the natural was no match for Goliath!  He had no chance as a NORMAL man but he was not normal, he had a covenant with God and he knew it and knew how to apply it.  The results were supernatural.  We are no longer natural, we are born again and are supernatural in our spirits.  There is another thing to understand, King Saul and all the members of his army also had the same covenant with God but because of natural circumstances (Goliath’s size and demeanor), they were more aware of their circumstances than they were aware of God promises and covenant with them.

So they were about to perish due to their lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) or their unbelief that hindered them.  They saw themselves as normal men but David saw himself in the light of God’s Word and how God saw him.

David had yet another advantage, a special Word from God, that he would be victorious over Goliath.  This gave him an advantage over every man in Saul’s army.  He had a Rhema Word (a personal word) from the mouth of God!  If you remember scripture, in a previous chapter David was anointed by Samuel the prophet, as the next King of Israel.  So God personally told David, he would be the successor to King Saul, in other words – the next king.  When David faced Goliath it was a battle to the death!  Because David was to become the next king of Israel and he had not yet fulfilled that destiny, David knew he would not die in the battle.  So if one person had to die, Goliath with all his size, his might and his armor would draw the unlucky straw.

Goliath was going to die because of God’s Word to David!  David could not die in this battle as God is never wrong!  So David in faith, not only used his Old Testament Covenant but he also used his Rhema word or promise from God, then stood and acted in faith.  He knew he was not going to die that day and the victory was his before the fight even started.  That is how we can apply the covenant of God.  Or, if we choose, we can follow King Saul and his men – this of course, would be how not to follow the covenant.  We can learn from both in this history lesson.

David went on to kill Goliath and then later went on to be the greatest natural king that Israel ever had.  If David never took the time to study and stand in faith based on God’s Word to him in the covenant and to him personally (Rhema Word), David would have never have made it to the destiny God planned for him.

So today are you going to be like David or be like the majority who, like King Saul and his army, lived like those without a covenant and therefore missed their destiny.  If we look carefully, we can see the correlation to those then and those who live in the church today.  Only the very few (Billy Graham, DL Moody etc.) make it to what God calls them to be and change the world.  The rest live like King Saul and his army.  They live in fear and never do what God calls them to do.  It was Saul’s job to kill Goliath but God needed to send a boy who knew how to live in God’s promise.

So when you hear of the next flu season coming, the next economic downturn, or the doctor’s bad report, tell yourself – I am in this world but I am not of this world.  I will not take part in this.  I am healed in the name of Jesus and no pestilence can harm me (Psalm 91).  When the economy is failing, remind yourself that God is your supply and not this economy and definitely not your job.  Grab hold of your promises in the New Covenant, find those scriptures and stand on them, act on them and know that you are blessed and highly favored of God.  Remember the Spirit realm is the parent of this physical world and not vice-versa.  When you act on the things of the Spirit world, you change the reality of this world.  That was the secret of David and all the great men of the Bible.


Does Anyone Want To Get Loaded?

Are you feeling down and thinking things are not going your way? Do you feeling like you want to go get loaded this morning?   I did this morning and the Lord encouraged me with this verse. Let me invite you to get loaded with me but not like you think.

Psalm 68:19. Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah (NKJV)


Just like his mercies and grace are renewed each morning, so are our His blessing and benefits, He loads us with them daily. Praise God.

What are your blessings and benefits of Salvation?  Adoption in the family of God, Healing, Provision, Protection, and Prosperity.  These are yours when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. So let’s go and get loaded with God’s benefits!

Let these words encourage you today

Written by Dennis Stauffer

Would you consider helping DSI Ministries spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  

I invite you to become a partner today?


Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (Repent from sin and dead religious works & receive Jesus as Lord and Savior)

22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ (They did works of religion and some very impressive)

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (These are not people who lost their salvation but people who did religious works and never came into a personal relationship with Jesus through Salvation)


Do not hold on to your religion like it’s your political party!
A bad choice will last longer than a four-year term.
Always remember your eternity depends on it!

Make sure your religion lines up with God’s Word (the Bible).  If it does not line up change your religion or denomination immediately – remember your eternity depends on it!


The key words in this verse are “I never knew you!”  This is not a verse that says these Christians who are truly born again are losing their salvation.  I know many who teach this!  This would then mean, Jesus knew you and paid for your sins and now is turning his back on you.  This verse clearly states “I never knew you!”  Then who is Jesus talking about?  He is talking about people who practice religious Christianity, those who do religious works in the name of Jesus but have never been saved by His blood at Calvary.  They may have joined a so-called Christian Church, been baptized and or received sacraments, joined the church and do good works including some very spectacular things, but they have never been born-again and received forgiveness at the cross. 

Do Not Let This BE YOU!  Get saved according to the Bible and the words of Jesus!


Does God Believe in Prosperity or Is It Just Joel Osteen?

I find it funny and odd, the greatest prosperity teacher I know is:

God! not Pastor Joel Osteen! 

Let Me Explain Why

GOD Says In His Word:

Psalms 128: 1-2: Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; Blessing and prosperity will be yours.

Genesis 26:13-14: The man (Issac)  began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;  for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.

Deuteronomy 29:9: Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.


Joshua 1:7-8: Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you goThis Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


Jeremiah 29;11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

3 John 1:2: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers


John 10:10b: I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (Jesus)


The word abundantly in the Greek means
perissos: abundant:   definition: more, greater, excessive, abundant, exceedingly, vehemently;
noun: preeminence, advantage.


When you read the Word of God, it says God wants you to prosper!  The scoffers define this as “So You believe God wants everyone rich?”   The answer is no!  This is their way to pin you in a corner. They do not believe, so they ask a stupid question like this.  Did you ever notice in the Gospels, the Scribes and the lawyers did the same thing to Jesus?  They had a “catch 22” question for everything Jesus did.  The religious teachers of today have not changed a bit.  They use a question to scare you into their unbelief!


There is also one for healing; So you believe in healing?  Why isn’t everyone healed?   I always answer:  I believe in salvation and the forgiveness of sins through the cross, the blood, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Is everyone saved in this world?  Last time I looked about 90% of this world is unsaved!  It does not alter or change my belief on salvation!  Anyone who calls on the name of Jesus shall be saved!  If you choose to live in unbelief, (e.g., not believing in salvation) then it will not work for you because obviously, you will not seek salvation!


If you do not believe in prosperity, healing, protection and God’s love towards you, then you have just handcuffed God!  Yes, you can stop the work of God with your unbeliefs, doubts and your pointless unbelief questions!  These are not really questions, they are the declaration of your unbelief through ignorance.  Here is an example from scripture that they used against Jesus. They were not asking a question but making a derogatory statement of unbelief:   Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?”Luke 22:70 

The results are always the same:

Matthew 13:58: Now He (Jesus) did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.


Contrary To Religious Beliefs; God wants all to Prosper!

God wants everyone to prosper: That means, He wants you to succeed in all that He calls you to do.  Ask yourself the opposite question: Does God, my father, want me to be a failure in all He calls me to do?


Let me expound on this; God never fails nor does He want you to!  He wants you to succeed in all He calls you to do!  Did Jesus ever fail?  This does not mean there are no setbacks, learning processes and errors.  Every great successful person will share that they had their hard times, setbacks, and times in which they wanted to give up, however, through perseverance they overcame and eventually succeeded.  I have heard that the only way a follower of God can fail is to: GIVE UP AND QUIT, OTHER THAN THAT WE CANNOT LOSE!


The book of Joshua tells us that!  If you follow God, do not turn to the left or right (doing it the worlds way or doing what is right in your own eyes).   Learn and meditate on how God wants it done, according to His Word, then you will prosper and succeed.  God never fails!  (Dennis paraphrase)  The Lord showed this to me after my divorce.  He said Dennis, in your marriage, you both did it your way, then you sought the worlds way (counseling) but you never did it my way.  This is why your marriage failed! 


The trick or secret to this is:  We must consciously do what God tells us to do!  We can not do what we decide to do and then ask God to bless it.  First, we must go before our King and ask Him what He wants us to do – at all times!  We must find and seek His will, not ours!  That is how Jesus did it and furthermore taught us to do:

John 5:19: So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. (NLT)

One Last Thought!

Why is it that when God says “Blessing and Prosperity will be yours”, no one calls God a heretic or a false teacher?

Just a weird thought from your Guatemalan Gringo!

I am Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired!

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  For years I thought getting sick was just a normal part of life.  I would say things like, “I am getting a cold,” or  “I usually get the flu and a cold with a sore throat twice a year.”  Guess what?  For many years I caught what I said I would get.  Every year especially around Christmas, I would get sick!  I hated it and for years, I struggled with it, until I learned some basic truths.  Sickness and disease are looked at as a common, nothing out of the ordinary part of life.  Let me warn you, sickness and disease are no different and no less serious than a person breaking into your home.  How many of you reading this would stand by idly if you knew tonight someone was going to stage a home invasion on your home?  Would you say oh, this is a bad neighborhood, it happens all the time and then goes about your day?  Sickness is a home invasion into your healthy body!   How about a carjacking or highjacking?  You would not be passive about these, would you?  But honestly, you are more likely to suffer and die from sickness and disease than one of the above mentioned.  Why are you allowing this to happen to you and your loved ones?  Why are we so passive about the one thing that is most likely to end your life?  For the next two weeks, we will deal with this issue.

 Where did sickness come from?

Back in the Garden of Eden, God told Adam not to eat from the tree.  Adam was told,” if he ate from that tree, he would surely die!”

Now fast forward to the New Testament; Romans 6:23 says:  For the wages of sin is death.  I believe most people read this and take it as a blanket statement never even meditating on it.  What usually precedes death…. isn’t it the sickness?   (Not always because some people die of natural causes and accidents of many kinds.)  But sickness is a part of the deadly process of sin.  In the book of Acts, Luke writes about Jesus; “Then Jesus went around doing good and healing ALL who were oppressed by the devil.”  (Acts 10:38)  Did you read that carefully?  Healing all who were oppressed by the DEVIL!   Another verse; John 10:10 (NLT):  The thief’s (DEVIL’s) purpose is to steal and kill and destroy.  My purpose (JESUS) is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

My simple theology is this: If something is killing you, stealing from you, or destroying your life, it is the devil or you or both! 

Another tip from the Word in this verse is the word  Kill it means;  The devil gets you to destroy God’s blessing in your life through false religious practices.   An example of this would be this statement, “God gave me this disease to teach me a lesson.”   The devil gets you to cooperate with his plans through some religious ideology.

Religious Debates

There is much debate over sickness and healings within Christian circles.  Some believe healings and miracles are of the past.  Others teach Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” was blindness or an eye disease, (religious nonsense).  If you do a reference check, the term used in the Old Testament “thorn in the flesh (sides) is found in Number 33:55”, it refers to persecution.

But if anyone would open up the bible and just read it, they would find that from front to back, God heals His people.  Acts 10:38  and the other Gospels state; Jesus healed all who were oppressed from the devil.  One of the seven names of God the Father is  “Jehovah Rapha”, I am the Lord that heals thee (Exod. 15:26).

Here are some scriptures:

  • Psalm 30:2 – 
O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me
  • Psalm 103:2-4 – 
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,  
  • Jeremiah 17:14 – 
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
  • Psalm 41:2-3
 – The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.  The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
  • Matthew 9:35 – 
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
  • Acts 9:34 –  
And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you.  Arise and make your bed.  ” Then he arose immediately.
  • James 5:16 –  
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

I have only taken a few verses from the Bible.  I did this on purpose rather than taking you through the entire Bible.  However, I have taken these verses from the Old Testament, The Gospels, The Books of Acts and the Epistles to show you that all through the Word of God healing is being taught.  Remember one of His names, Jehovah Rapha, I am the Lord that heals thee.  It does not say the “Lord that once upon a time heals thee”.   God’s will is to heal you!

If The Bible so clearly teaches healing, whats the problem?

For so long the Church has been operating without power.  Through vain traditions and doctrines, the Church has negated healing.  Christianity has become a place where we preach; “Receive Jesus and go to heaven” and then in the meantime, we will teach and preach: “sin or behavior modification.”

Paul states in 1 Corinthians 2:4 – And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.  Today we like fancy sermons and high intellectual style preaching that tickles our ears.  Paul stated his words were not enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in reality they were the exact opposite of what we see in churches today.

It takes courage to preach the “Full Gospel.”  It takes courage to stand up in front of people and say, God is the God who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases.  It takes courage to say God is our protector and our strong tower, and to say to our congregations, God wants us to prosper in all we do.  It simply takes courage to preach “faith that moves mountains.”  But so many today through their vain traditions and doctrines have retreated!

Written by Dennis Stauffer

Edited by Gary Green (Omega House)

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Exodus 16:4: Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day……  21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating.

Mark 1:35,37: (Jesus) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. 37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
Matthew 6:11Give us this day our daily bread.

Do we make it a habit to go meet Jesus every morning?

Jesus who was perfect met with the Father every morning for fellowship and to receive a fresh supply of marching orders.  The Father decided where He should go and who He should help and heal. Take a moment and think about it.  Did Jesus ever fail or ever get into a rush?  Did He ever get worried or flustered when the multitude surrounded Him?  The reason Jesus always succeeded and never worried is that He did only what the Father told Him and God the Father was never wrong.

Why do we believe we are any different?  Jesus, who was full of the Holy Spirit made it a point to get fresh guidance before every hard day ahead.  I think the reason we neglect to get fresh guidance every morning is that we believe we are too busy and have too many demands.  It says in Mark 1:37: that all men seeked Him.  Do you believe you are busier than Jesus?  Have you ever had to preach all day and then go feed 5000 people?  Did you ever go into a town and heal all the sick and lame who came? Do you have to walk every where you go?

Have you ever considered that our days and lives would be smoother if we also received fresh guidance every day?  I would like to make an analogy here between (Old Testament) OT Israel and (New Testament) NT Christians.  In the OT – Exodus 16:4 God told Israel to gather fresh manna daily – to ensure freshness and prepare them for the upcoming day.  In the NT Christians are exhorted to pray continuously, and as cited above in Matt 6:11 to pray for our daily bread.  You see we also need to be fed by God daily and to be fresh and prepared for each new day.

Many have been deceived into thinking that they can go and receive weekly bread on Sunday morning and make it last for the whole week. God told Israel if you try to gather more than a day worth it will spoil and stink.  Does your life feel like it is rotten and it stinks?  

Maybe you need to go get your daily bread and renew it every morning with new blessings from God.

And to top it off; God is waiting every morning for you, He wants that time with you.  Just as He looked forward to seeing Jesus every morning, He is also looking forward to spending time with you because He loves you.

Verses From the Book of Psalms 
Psalms 5:3: My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.
Psalms 55:17: Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
Psalms 59:16: But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.
Psalms 88:13: But to You, I have cried out, O Lord, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
Psalms 92:2: To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,
Psalms 119:147: I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.
Psalm 143:8Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.


Written by Dennis Stauffer
Edited by Gary Green (Omega House)