European-American Evangelistic Crusades, Inc.
December 2000 Newsletter
John S. Torell
As I write my last newsletter for this year, there are three things that I want to address. First I want to talk with you again about Pastor Henry W. Wright’s book on biblical healing, secondly I want to make a comment on the presidential election that is still not settled as I write this letter and finally I want to talk with you about the ministry that God has given me and future plans which the Holy Spirit has been showing me.
A MORE EXCELLENT WAY
This letter is written to my friends in Christ, who have been standing with me and supporting me financially and with prayer. My wife and I constantly care for people around us, but I like to give a little extra to my friends.
Having been in the ministry since 1967, when I was licensed as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have seen many good Christians around me "bite the dust." Our first pastor (we love him and his wife dearly) had a heart attack in 1968, when he was only about 40 years old. To this day I still remember the phone call we received from his wife telling us that he was experiencing chest pain and had gone to bed. We jumped into our 1959 Opel Olympia station wagon and drove over to their house quickly. When I came into the bedroom, the power of God moved upon me to take him to the hospital at once. At that time we had not learned to pray for healing. I had only been walking with the Lord about a year, and divine healing was not taught in our Southern Baptist Church.
At first, he flatly refused to go, and then I barked at him that he was no longer in charge, I told his wife to dress him quickly and then I literally dragged him out to our car, sat him in the front seat, strapped on the seat belt and drove like a maniac to the nearest hospital. No sooner had they wheeled him in on a Gurney, than he had a second heart attack, this one massive. In spite of not knowing how to pray, we and the church prayed for God’s mercy and he survived and is still preaching the Gospel to this day, even after his retirement from the ministry. Of course later he thanked me for saving his life and not listening to him.
Since that day I have visited thousands of people in hospitals, many of them were friends. Many have been healed and resumed living a normal life, but too many suffered illnesses that either put them in a wheel chair, or permanently put them in a bed where they are waiting to die. Some of them died and as far as I can understand, lost their lives on earth prematurely.
Pastor Henry has written down some statements in the beginning of his book that I believe sum up the root problems to most diseases. Here is what he wrote:
During my 33 years in the ministry I found out that most people do not really love themselves. Each of us has committed sin in various degrees, each one of us knows how petty we can be at times, and people over the years have told us that we are no good. All this adds up to a very negative image of ourselves, and when a person views himself in a negative light, then we tend to think very lowly of ourselves. Not only have I seen this in others, but it took some 20 years of walking with Christ, until I could forgive myself and realize, that God really loved me and that I was not a "worthless piece of junk." Negative feelings like this separate us from God, from ourselves and from others, and then the diseases roll in.
Diseases do not just come in overnight. God has given each one of us a very strong body and it takes years to break it down. Arthritis, diabetes, heart problems, cancer, etc. begin to develop in our bodies in our youth and as young adults, but the body is strong and it does not show up until we hit about 40 and up. Then it suddenly catches up with us. Grief, sorrow, disappointment, divorce, and strife will eventually lay a person on the sick bed of affliction, unless we let Jesus come in with his power to forgive us our sins, wipe away our tears and help us to forgive others and ourselves.
I have never read a book so well written as the one from Pastor Henry, and as I have been reading it myself, I find myself praying over things I have forgotten and have not dealt with. When I do this I can feel burdens lifted from me, weights taken off my body and relief flowing in my entire body.
Many of you ordered the book last month, but to those of you who felt that $25.00 was too much to spend on a book, I urge you to think about it again. I believe that once you have read the book, you will save so much money by not getting sick, or you will be getting well as you read and then pray, that you will save thousands of dollars that you otherwise would pay for doctors, hospitals and medication. 1
Once you are at peace with God and yourself, then you can take the next two steps to live a full life, and that is to eat the proper food and to make sure that you are exercising your body. Many people start with eating the proper food, taking lots of supplements and exercise, but they forget that all this is pretty much in vain, until we get right with God and others, including ourselves.
I want to close this part of my newsletter with a slogan that I tell all the people in the church where I pastor: NO PHYSICAL BODY - NO MINISTRY! Sick people cannot do the work of God to the extent God wants; they become limited. And if you lose your body altogether (death) you are out of this planet and totally out of circulation among people. Surely, if you are saved, you will be taken to heaven, BUT DO YOU WANT TO GET THERE BEFORE YOUR ASSIGNMENT ON EARTH IS FINISHED?
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN
THE UNITED STATES
First of all, God is telling us in the Bible that no human ruler can take office unless it has been approved first by God Himself, who is ruling the political realm on the earth through special angels, called "Holy Watchers." Look at these scriptures:
King Nebuchadnezzar was given a warning from God in a dream, and then the dream was interpreted by the prophet Daniel. The king did not head the warning and he lost his sanity for a season, and when he was restored he greatly praised the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Creator of all things.
America has been in decline for many years and the sins in the nation have increased. The sins that will draw the most wrath from God are the murdering of children in the abortion mills followed by the perversion and destruction of children through pornography.
To understand the struggle between Bush and Gore, you must come to understand that neither man is "a free agent," trying to draw people to a cause. Instead the truth is that each man has been hand picked by two powerful political groups, each having their own "agenda." Unless you believe that the Bible is the Word of God, you will not be able to understand what I am now going to tell you.
THE ANTICHRIST SYSTEM
The Antichrist himself will come out of the people of Israel, and the political system will be birthed in Judaism, ruled by Jewish people who will govern over Gentiles who they will use to supply the manpower for its military machine.
At the time that Christ walked on this earth, Judaism was divided into two major political parties, "THE SADDUCEES" and "THE PHARISEES." The Sadducees were more secular, did not believe in eternal life after death, and basically lived for a life on earth, and then they would cease to exist. The Pharisees had a deep belief in God, did preach and teach that man was responsible for his actions, that there would be a final judgment before God, and that life would continue after death, either with God or in hell. The tension between the two parties has always been very high, and for the last 2000 years there has been intense infighting between these two groups of Jews. In the book of Acts we have one incident recorded:
The Sadducees and the Pharisees have never ceased to exist, and they are active in nations where Jewish people live. The Democratic party in the United States is controlled by the Sadducees, and it can be easily seen in their agenda over the years, pushing abortion, homosexuality, an open door for pornography, removing all traces of God and the Bible from public schools, and in general promoting promiscuous living. One of the top leaders of the Sadducees today is Edgar M. Bronfman, President of the World Jewish Congress.
The Republican party is controlled by the Pharisees, who have a more conservative biblical view on morality. But make no mistake, both groups of Jews have the same goal, to establish a strong Israel, make Jerusalem its capitol and bring the world under the control of a World Government. The Sadducees are setting up a Jewish kingdom without God (totally secular, as the Zionistic movement is), while the Pharisees believe that they will serve the Messiah, who is going to be sent by God. The difference between the Pharisees and Christians is that the Pharisees believe the Messiah has not yet come, while the Christians believe that He has come, and that His name is Jesus. 2
A GIDEON VICTORY
Because the demand for brains are increasing, instead of sucking the brain out, the baby’s head is cut open and the brain removed intact. Just to give the reader an understanding of how much money is involved, here is a price list that was presented recently from Carol Everett, a former director of four abortion mills in Texas:
The murder of a baby is a win win situation for the abortion mill. First, the woman who is having her child murdered has to pay the clinic, then the clinic makes a "killing" in selling body parts. Do you now understand why Bill and Al are the "darlings" of the abortion industry?
The Jewish leadership in the world is constantly reminding the world of the Holocaust by the German Nazi regime during World War II. They constantly remind us that six million Jews were slaughtered in the Nazi death camps. Adolf Hitler is viewed as the worst possible beast who has ever lived on the earth. Yet, Adolf Hitler personally did not murder Jewish people, the only person recorded that Hitler himself shot was his old friend, Ernst Roehm, the SA leader. But people are holding Hitler responsible, since he issued the orders for the killings. Why do not the same Jews hold Bill Clinton responsible for the murdering of babies during his eight years in office?
At the time of Gideon the people of Israel suffered greatly under the tyranny of the Midianites and the cry went up to the Lord (Judges 6:14). God said that he would deliver them, and chose Gideon. But God did not want the people to believe that they had delivered themselves. God first sent home 22,000 men, and then the Lord took the number down to 300 men. The enemy was defeated by God using these 300 men. Gideon and Israel could not proclaim how great they were; instead all the glory went to God.
The current vote difference between Bush and Gore is a "Gideon number" compared to the fact that some six million people voted in Florida. Hundreds of thousands of Christians in the United States have prayed and fasted and cried to the Lord for mercy for our nation. If God is merciful and gives the victory to Bush, there is no way that Bush and the Republican party can gloat and say that through their own power they won the presidency. It will be known by all that this was a divine intervention by Almighty God.
There has been an intense battle in the spirit world over Florida during the last 60 days. What the Lord has shown me is that Satan unleashed all the fire power he had to get his man into the White House, so that his murderous program would continue. But God sent in powerful angels, and with the prayer and fasting by God’s people, the forces of darkness have so far been put in retreat, just as described in Daniel 10:1-21.
GEORGE W. BUSH IS NOT A
The Bible tells us truth in the following excerpts:
I have no great illusions, even with Bush as president, there will be many changes in America. But around him will be some Jews who still have respect for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and believe that the "Torah" and "the prophets" are God’s Word for us. There will also be Christians in different positions who can make a difference in the decisions being made. Just to get rid of Janet Reno will be like having a great cancerous tumor removed.
There are not many strong Christian voices left in America. Those who have not sold out or have been silenced through fear, intimidation, finances or death. I want to publicly thank Texe Marrs for the courage he has shown in his latest newsletters. What he publicly stated in his November and December newsletters must have shaken the kingdom of Satan, and put fear into the World Government leaders. This is truth that cannot be refuted, but few dare to speak about it. Pray for Texe and his wife, they are now in great danger. But it is better to be hated by the Devil and loved by the Lord, because after all, IN THE END, GOD AND HIS PEOPLE WILL WIN! Gary Kah is a courageous man of God and Dr. Gordon Ginn is another, whom I have known for some 18 years, you can request their newsletter's by contacting them. I may not believe exactly like these men on every issue, but when it comes to the World Government and its impact upon life on this planet, we are all in agreement. The most vital understanding that the four of us have is this, we believe in God almighty, in the Bible, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he died on the cross, rose on the third day, and that ONLY through his death and resurrection is there salvation for every human being on this planet, as long as they are still alive. This salvation even includes Bill, Al and Hillary and all others who are not walking with God but are mocking His Word.
I do not want anyone to believe that the four of us have banded together and that we have formed some kind of association. Each one of us have independent ministries, we are not networking, but we read each others material. I have personally met Gary Kah and Gordon Ginn, but never Texe Marrs.
At last I want to mention a giant in the kingdom of God who still is alive on this earth, and that is Pastor David Wilkerson, the founder of Teen Challenge. He is not addressing the coming Antichrist as much, but he is upholding TRUTH AND THE BIBLE to a church that is decaying.
THE FUTURE OF THIS MINISTRY
Two things have slowed us down:
For this, I am asking for prayer and any help you might be able to give.
For many years I wrote a monthly newsletter just to let my friends know what we were doing, but in 1999 the Lord laid upon my heart to beef up the newsletter and give it more substance. The result has been great, and more and more people are asking for it. Some ministries do not want to lay out a newsletter on the internet, fearing that people will read it and send no donations. We have taken the step to send it out to our faithful friends, some who have been supporting us for more than 20 years, and at the same time publish it on our website.
I am going to ask you this month, that if you read my newsletter on a regular basis, but for some reason you have never supported us financially, to pray about helping with a gift of any amount. Everyone receiving this newsletter in the mail has requested it, but there are some who do not help out with the cost of producing it. If you aren’t able to contribute, you will not be cut off. If you are reading this newsletter on the internet, would you consider sending a donation to keep us going and help us to grow more?
I have one more job, I am the pastor for Resurrection Life of Jesus Church in Sacramento, California and it is a joy and a privilege to have a pulpit from which to preach Jesus. Finally, I want to thank all my friends who faithfully, month after month, send in a gift to keep us going. You will never know on this side of eternity how grateful I am to have men and women, who sacrificially give month after month, so that I can lift up the name of Jesus and inform the body of Christ what is going on. Many of you I have never met in person, yet we have become very close in the Lord. This is a miracle of God. And without the faithful staff of people helping me in the production, there would be no ministry. May God bless you all with all His riches in glory!
2. For a more complete discussion on this subject of the coming Jewish antichrist, order the 1997 Dove, Collector’s Edition, where everybody who is somebody is listed, including pictures, most of the data retrieved from Jewish publications.
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