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Monday, November 26, 2012


By Dr. Ron Phillips

It was a cold evening in Gadsden, Ala., and despite the wintry weather forecast, I was excited to be traveling into the mountains to preach at a gathering of churches in northern Alabama. The late Dr. Claude Rhea, who had sung for Billy Graham, was the featured musical guest, and I, at 29 years of age, would follow with the message. What a fantastic opportunity for a young preacher! My wife, Paulette, wasn’t quite as enthusiastic. She gave me an apprehensive look as I kissed her good-bye. “Be careful, honey. It is snowing,” she warned. Not known for my driving skills I was oblivious to her warning.

As I traveled the 60 miles north into the hills, I noticed the snow beginning to stick to the grass and fields. When I neared the church, snow had begun to already cover the road. However, to my delight, the church was full and the crowd was excited. Dr. Rhea gave a powerful testimony of his healing from cancer and delivered a stirring rendition of the Gaither classic “He Touched Me” as the finale to his portion for the evening. The mountain people loved it!

The atmosphere was electric when I stood up to preach. However, the Spirit wasn’t the only thing falling that night; a blanket of snow was covering the region. And because of the weather, the host pastor had asked me to be brief. As I closed the message, the congregation left quickly. I thanked Dr. Rhea for his music and bid a quick farewell to the host pastor, who was getting into his pickup truck and heading home. One man from the church asked if I needed any help getting off the mountain. With little experience driving in ice and snow, I boastfully replied, “I can handle it.” As I made my way down the narrow road, my confidence soon disappeared. Snow covered everything and visibility was difficult.

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Adapted from Our Invisible Allies by Ron Phillips, copyright 2009, published by Charisma House. Beyond our normal range of understanding there lies another dimension more real and lasting than anything you can imagine. Angels are a key connection to that realm. This book brings you a definitive guide to angels, describing where they originated, how they operate, and how you can engage their help in your own life. To order a copy click on this link:

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This week as we enter the Christmas season thank God for His heavenly messengers but remember to exalt Christ as the reason for the season. Take time from your busy schedule to praise, worship and pray as the Holy Spirit leads. Ask Him to direct your steps and give you opportunities to be a blessing and witness of His saving power and grace. Continue to pray for our newly elected officials, pastors, leaders, military and their families. Pray for the protection of Israel and those who travel there during this season. Continue to pray for worldwide revival. 2 Chron. 7:14; Luke 15:10; 1 Tim. 2:1-4

To enrich your prayer life and learn how to strategically pray with power by using appropriate scriptures, we recommend the following sources by Apostle John Eckhardt: "Prayers that Rout Demons," "Prayers that Bring Healing," "Prayers that Release Heaven on Earth," and " Prayers that Break Curses." To order any or all of these click here.

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