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The victorious Church

Sermons from Yesteryear | Paul Cain

I believe that Scripture teaches us that in the last days there will be a victorious church. Viewed historically, the church just prior to Jesus’ return will be unequaled in four distinct ways.

1. Unequaled in power.

I the last days there will be a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit in signs and wonders, prophecy, and evangelism. John 14:12 says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (KJV).

Some people believe that Jesus was not referring to physical miracles in this text. They point out that the apostles never did greater works than Jesus. For example, they never did a “natural miracle” such as walking on water, commanding stormy seas to be calm, feeding the 5,000.

It is incorrectly assumed that Jesus must have had something else in mind when he referred to “greater works.” But what were they? Could the evangelistic crusades of the twentieth century be what Jesus was referring to?

I think not. The language of the text does not allow for this interpretation. The word translated “works” is used in John for the miraculous ministry of Jesus (see John 5:20).

A better interpretation – and one that is faithful to the meaning of the original language – is that John 14:12 refers to greater miraculous works than those of Jesus. This promise awaits fulfillment.

Is there evidence elsewhere in Scripture that John 14:12 will be fulfilled literally? I believe there is. In another of John’s writings, the Revelation, we see a graphic example of greater miraculous works than those of Jesus. The Spirit permits John to see in a vision the ministry of two end-time witnesses. His vision is recorded in Revelation 11:3-6:

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth… These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will” (KJV).

The two prophetic witnesses will perform miracles that even exceed Jesus’ earthly miracles. And they will have an extraordinary prophetic ministry that is similar to Moses’ and Elijah’s. This indicates the church in the last days will have a powerful prophetic gifting.

In the last days the church will also have a great evangelistic thrust. The gospel will be preached to every living creature (Matt. 24:14Rev. 14:6), and it will be believed by more people than in the history of revivals (Rev. 7:9, 13-14).

2. Unequaled in purity.

The Lord will uniquely refine and purify the church in the last days (Mal. 3:1-3). The bride of Christ will make herself ready (Rev. 19:7-8); the church will e presented to the Lord “not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; …holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27).

3. Unequaled in unity.

In his high priestly prayer of John 17, Jesus prays for the unity of his church:

“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one, I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me” (KJV).

The Father has not yet answered his Son’s prayer for the unity of the church. The church is not “one” even as the Father and Son are one. But it is unthinkable that the Father will not answer his Son’s prayer.

Further, it is clear that Jesus is praying for the unity of the church while it is on the earth, not when it gets to heaven. Jesus wants the church to be one “that the world may know that thou hast sent me.” For the world to know this they must see the unity of the church on earth.

The apostle Paul teaches this same truth in a different context. He maintains that God has given the ministry of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to perfect the saints for the ministry of the church until the church reaches the unity of the faith (Eph. 4:11-13).

But what is the nature of the “unity of faith” that Paul refers to? The answer is found at the end of verse 13: “unto a perfect [mature] man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” The church has not yet reached this unity, but it will, or else one of the major purposes of God for his church will have failed.

4. Unequaled in intimacy.

The pouring out of the Spirit in Joel 2:28-32, which results in the revelation of dreams, visions, and prophecies, means that God will grant a new level of intimacy with his church.

The 144,000 servants of Revelation 14:1-5 reveal the intimacy that God will have with the end-time church. His name will be on their foreheads (14:1), signifying that their thoughts will be taken captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5). The nature of their intimacy with God will be so personal that only they will be able to learn a new song before the throne of God (14:3). They will follow Jesus wherever he goes (14:4), walking in obedience to his word.

If it is true that God wants a victorious church, then it is imperative that we begin preparing our hearts for this greatest of all revivals. The greater our vision of this glorious future, the dimmer will be our attraction to the world.

Try Tears

Sermons from Yesteryear | Paul Cain

There will be no public reaping without some public weeping. The greatest reapers in this world are the greatest weepers.

There is a gift that we need to ask God for in these days. It’s the gift of tears.

We need to come before the Lord, making ourselves available to Him in a deeper way.

The gift of tears is more than a result of the suffering that comes from living in a fallen world. It flows from feeling the pain and the suffering that the Lord Jesus feels for us. He is our High Priest, touched by the feeling of our infirmities.

We need to feel what He feels for America. We need to feel what He feels for the Church. We need to feel what He feels about sin and the abominations that are going on in the earth today. We must have tears if we are going to see revival.

If we have no tears it’s because our hearts are parched. Lord, give us tears that we may see revival! David said in Psalm 6, “I’m worn out from groaning all night long.” How long has it been since you or I have groaned all night long? He also said, “I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. My eyes grow weak with sorrow.” Have you considered Jesus Christ as a man of sorrows? He’s not known as a man of laughter. He’s not known as a man of frivolous flippancy. He is known as a man of sorrows.

Our dry eyes
reflect our parched
hearts. The shedding
of tears shows that
the heart is engaged.

In these last days it’s imperative that the Church become a partaker both of Christ’s heavenly calling and His heavenly ways. Jesus Christ is a man of sorrows. What a privilege to share in the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings – even, if necessary, to the point of death.

Where are tears today? Ps. 56:8 says, “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” Did you know that God is saving up our tears? I know theologians who are as dry as shucks. They never shed a tear no matter how emotional their text or subject.

How can you preach
the gospel, the death
of Christ and
all that happened
on the cross
without tears?

If you look at the Son of God without tears to protect your spiritual eyes you’ll go blind. Could this be what has happened to so many theologians?

They look into the word but they never cry. They never engage their hearts. What if all of us were called upon to accept God’s gift of tears before He would ever consider giving His gift of revival? Would you apply for the gift? Would you seek for the gift? Would you beg for the gift?

If you really want revival, I believe you would.

Until a situation really seems hopeless we won’t cry. We won’t employ tears unless it’s really desperate.

Don’t you think it’s about time we try tears? We may have had a little too much of the opposite in the Church. Let’s try tears.

Maybe we have too much “know how”. Now it’s time to have the “know Who’, the Man of Sorrows.

Let’s try tears. I tell you, there will be no public reaping without some public weeping. The greatest reapers in this world are the greatest weepers.

Ministry in the last days is worth everything. It will cost everything. Are you willing to pay the price in much tears, in much prayer and supplication? I pray a lot, but I don’t supplicate enough.

If necessary, I need to
supplicate until I
suffocate! We need
prayer and supplication.
We need to pray as
Jesus prayed, with
strong crying and tears.

Where are the tears today? This is what we ought to ask ourselves. Do we really know the heart of God? “Out of the heart flow the issues of life,” Prov. 4:23 says. Not out of strategic meetings, planning committees, building committees, missions committees, not out of little weak prayer meetings, but out of intercession and prayer with travail.

I want my soul to be filled with tears, and rivers of living water to flow out of my innermost being, rivers that will water the seed. The seed of prayer produces little unless it is watered with tears, the water that nurtures it and brings forth a harvest. So ask God for the gift of tears. Expect it – ask for it and expect it.

I think the Lord is saying, “I want My Church to go from feasting and playing to fasting and praying. From laughing to mourning and then from weeping to reaping.”

From weeping to reaping – can you see where it will end?

We must go from laughter to mourning. We have gone all out for hilarity.

Now the party’s over. Oh, for prophets like Jeremiah, who cried out for his eyes to be a fountain of tears! Prayer and intercession is our most important work. Let that be locked into your thinking.

Prayer and intercession is the most important work of the Church. The next move of God will not be characterized by people falling on their backs and laughing, although that can be good.

The next move of God will be known for people falling on their faces and weeping, weeping, weeping – all the while God is being magnified as the Church beholds His majesty, beholds His glory and becomes His glory.

Sunderland 18 Nov 2017

Sermons from Yesteryear | Paul Cain

Paul Cain. Transcript of message 18th November 2017. Rainton Meadows Arena. Sunderland


Thank you so much. I am so thrilled and pleased with what the Lord has ordained for such a time as this and excuse this I can’t see any of you without blocking the light. I never felt comfortable in the lime light anyway.

I’m here to tell you that the Lord is here and my Mama always taught me and said you must decrease for Him to increase. Every meeting I would go to she would pray over me, as I was leaving she’d say, “Son, you just be as little as you can be and God will be just as big as He can be.” So I come to you tonight in weakness, but the Lord’s strength is what we’re looking for, the impartation of His strength. And if I can do no more than groan in the Spirit, it’ll accomplish more than all the beautiful words the auditory put together.
I am really just so glad to be here. Someone said at your age and condition you should be glad to be anywhere (laughter). but I’m specially glad to be here.

My mother was a very humorous person and I think she passed what humour she had along to me. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to see the receptivity, no resistance, I couldn’t feel any amount of resistance in this meeting last night. The speakers today were on fire and that just pleased me so much. Paul Mannering…Man Warring I guess I pronounce it. Man Warring…and it looks like he won the war. And Doctor Glass, I hear that the Lord was mighty, used him mightily today. It just really thrilled my heart to think we heard from God and obeyed the Lord and here we are in a most history making meeting probably in many decades. We prayed it would be greater than 1907, the results, when the results are finally in we’re going to look back on this meeting, those of us who are still alive , and say I was there and God was moved in and anointed in a mighty way and He’s here tonight to confirm ministries and do mighty things.

I was just hoping in some way, this young doctor who led me to the platform, I understand he’s the son in law of brother Ken and Lois Gott and he came to visit me today. Someone said you’re always having health issues, health problems and they’re critical of that and in America a prayer request will go out and say Paul Cain needs prayer and then the response is, “How bad is he this time?” Very heart warming. Well, anyway, I think I had the battle of my life this morning. So brother and sister Ken and Lois sent their son in law, who is an accomplished, I guess sounds like, a world class physician, already retired, can you imagine that, if I had the finances I would just invite him and his family to travel with me and help me. He told me things that only one other specialist I ever met told me and so he really is an intelligent, accomplished doctor. Well I didn’t come to preach tonight, I just came to talk about how God really established you in the meeting last night and we will see the results of it on the years to come. I want you to pray that I will live to see at least some of the benefits from this meeting. (Applause) I want to with all my heart.
Now one of the things that happens to me without the anointing, where my memory is involved and without the Lord illumining my mind, sometimes I don’t know where I am. This morning I had an experience where I thought it was the end and my life, I didn’t know where I was, I didn’t know who I was and I didn’t know if someone else was in the next room. It was probably the most unusual experience and the enemy said, “Well, you’re not going to live through this meeting.” Well now that bothers me. Wouldn’t it bother you? Well of course the devil is a liar, always has been from the beginning so I have to remind him of that. He always knows it, but we have to remind the devil who the devil is. How many of you would like to get to the point where you just scare the devil out of the devil? Wouldn’t that be wonderful! I’m not preaching tonight as you can tell, but I’m going to share a few things with you. I just wanted to tell you that I was breathe struck when I was told that Doctor Colin Dye and his wonderful wife Amanda had gone back today and I thought, “Oh I won’t get to tell them what’s on my heart for them|” and when I found them here tonight it just really blessed my heart.

I don’t know when I’ve met anyone who has challenged me to really go on to know the Lord, as Hosea said, as much as brother Ken and Lois Gott, They’re just regal people to me, very wonderful charged vessels of God and who else would the Lord call to host the beginning of a revival like this. You know I had an assistant that lasted for 20 years, he and his wife when they first met me, they were just newly married and they sent me a card, a greeting card and they said we don’t love you for what you’ve got we love you for who you are, but what you got ain’t bad either. So with the Gott’s I thought of something a little humorous today. I was telling Danny, the Gott’s have ‘got it, the Gott’s have ‘got it’, can’t remember the rest. You that have discernment can laugh and you that don’t just forget I said it. So anyway I wanted to mention people tonight if I possibly could.

I have a representative here for many years n the meeting and he and his wife have been such wonderful friends and that’s Jon and Kerry Cressey. I’m just so glad they are here, that they represent the Paul Cain Ministry of the UN, I mean the UK. I really appreciate them being here. I appreciate the hostages, I mean the hosts that they’ve been to us given and taken care of us. They’ve been absolutely wonderful. Well I know there’s someone I’m going to leave out. I know there’s a young man here tonight, an older man now who is married and he was in the meeting in Anaheim California when I first gave the visions of the stadiums and that meeting was accompanied by such awesome power that something tangible, something you could feel knocked out a $50,000 camera and the phone systems and someone said that can happen because of the current in the AC, the electrical current, but what was strange about it, it was all battery operated equipment and all of that burned because of the power of God that was in that place.

I don’t know whether I told you last night about, we had a meeting in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City, Missouri, on the Kansas side and the glory of God came to the degree that the fire alarm was set off at the fire station and here are all these fire trucks and fireman came in and the power and the presence of God was so strong that it was so disruptive to see them walk in with their yellow jackets and hats, axe in their hand. ” Where’s the fire? Where’s the fire? Fire alarm, fire signal….Well when the glory of God comes it messes up with, gets mixed up with the what is real in the flesh and what’s real in the natural mind because the natural mind can’t discern the things of God.

How many of you know that there were people in this meeting last night, you were here, you believe that the first match was struck, that God was going to strike the first match for revival? Amen. I believe that with all my heart.

This is something I wanted to speak about tomorrow, but I feel like there are people here tonight that God wants to hear this and you may not be in the meeting tomorrow so I’d like to just give you my thoughts, then pray for you and see what The Lord has in store for us tonight.

Again you know, Dan and I are not in this thing alone. Appreciate Dr. Glass and Dr Paul Manwarring. We appreciate them. Appreciate the Gotts. Appreciate what they’ve got it’s really wonderful

“But the Lord had laid on my heart just to talk about discipleship tonight. In Luke 9:23 it is written the real meaning and a real principle of discipleship and you can take a note, I want you to read this when you have time. It speaks of discipleship. I believe it is a journey. For many years we had a television programme in America that was really blessed and it was entitled,” The Class of 33AD.” It was all about discipleship. So I think that’s what Luke 9:23 is all about.
“If any man would come after me he must deny himself take up his cross daily and follow me.”
When we think of discipleship as a journey, every journey consists of 3 things:
1. What we leave behind.
2. What we take with us.
3. The path we follow.
So of course what we leave behind in Luke 9:23 is ourself; we leave self behind. What we take with us; we take up our cross daily and the path we follow is in His steps. We follow the Lord. That’s the most wonderful illustration of discipleship that I could ever imagine. So I want you to think of yourself in the future journey that’s ahead of us to leave something behind and what we leave behind is of course yourself. You know everytime I go on a trip I prepare to take something with me and always leave something behind and what you leave behind in discipleship, you leave behind yourself. And what you take with you, you take up your cross daily and follow him in His steps. There is no reason to ever get out of sync or ever be distracted as long as you keep your eyes on Jesus. How many think it’s important to keep your eyes on Jesus? “Looking onto Him the author and finisher of our faith.” We need to keep our eyes on the Lord. I could see in this vision for discipleship in Luke 9:23, the Lord leading us. If you’re following the Lord you need to keep your eyes on Jesus and He’s the one that’s head of the group and if you don’t keep your eyes on Him, the Lord may turn a corner and you have your eyes now on number 13 and he goes right on in another direction and you’ve missed the Lord altogether. Wouldn’t that be sad.
So the point beyond all points tonight is, “Keep your eyes on Jesus.”
Watch the Lord and which way He goes and don’t follow after another, because you’ll wind up in all kinds of weirdness and doctrines that are even of devils.

Keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ and that’s what’s important in this last day revival, is for you to keep your eye on the Lord at all times and to do what He does and follow in his step, then you’re going to be involved in revival beyond your fondest dreams. Supernatural revival, the healing of the sick and the raising of the dead.

Before I came here, every time I would look at Lois on the Facebook page. I would see all these children and I saw one in particular and it turns out his name is Elijah and the Lord showed me, I told his father today, that the Lord showed me that he was a future prophet and that he was going to be used, before I ever knew his name was Elijah. Before anyone ever told me anything about it, I was going to ask Ken and Lois about this young man.

So I say to that, something happened when I was 5 years old. I didn’t know anything about my mother’s healing or about my calling and we went to this First Assemblies of God, little county church, Saxe Texas and everyone forgot there was an old prophet there….. Stately old gentleman, just an awesome looking man. He had the largest hands I think I’ve ever seen and here a little 5 year old boy that was leaving with my family, my family was holding my hand taking me out of church, he stopped them and put his great big hand on the back of my head and just captured my head in his hand. I felt so strange and he said , ‘ I hold in my hand” and his voice just resonated all through the church,
he said, “I hold in my hand on the head of a future prophet to the nations.” You know that didn’t mean so much to me till later when I found out that the Lord appeared to my Mom at my birth and told her she’d live and not die, when she’s dying with the cancerous tumours in her womb and cancers that had eaten both breasts away and mutilated her and destroyed her breasts and her heart trouble and tuberculosis in both lungs. Now my mother was given up to die long before my birth and she went to Baylor University Hospital for help. They told her she was dying and never would live for the time for me to be born. How many of you believe I’ve been born?

Well I’ve been born you know for all these years. It seems like all my life I’ve loved the Lord. Never has been a time in my life when I didn’t love the Lord. I’ve never turned away from Him and I’ve followed Him on a discipleship journey and it looks like it’s going to pay off in innumerable dividends right form this meeting here. God is going to raise up young prophets and apostles and evangelists and teachers and pastors from these meetings to go into all the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. But I just come and I just tell you these simple little truths. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Keep your eyes focussed on Him. You know it used to be our theme song in the meetings.

I was staying in a home for elderly women, they had a prophets chamber there, when I was at Calvary Temple in Los Angeles for meetings and there was a lady there that had written a song and it turned out to be Mother Lidden and she wrote this song, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim as we see His glory and behold His grace. Let’s keep our eyes on the Lord. Don’t ever allow yourself to focus on number 13 or you’ll be ruined. You’ll be tainted. You’ll be absolutely out, out of step with what God is doing in these last days.

Don’t you want to be in on the greatest event in history? Don’t you want to think that we maybe the very generation that will see the Lord split the eastern skies of Glory and come to earth to catch His bride away?

Listen! All things will disappear. There’s been some songs. I used this phrase quite a bit lately because it’s the winter of my life and when something warms the winter of my life it thrills me and when I heard from Dr. Colin Dye the other day, he wrote something that i just said to him, ” You’ve just warmed the heart of an old man in the winter of his life.” Well I want you to know in the winter of my life right now, the greatest thing i could ever hope for is to know that last night a fire was lit. Last night something just as significant as the beginning of any move of God or revival of the past, may go beyond it and upstage it greatly and it happened last night. How honoured we are just to be here with each of you and to the speakers, the leaders of this meeting. I’ll never be the same again. I’ve had faith to go through all I know I had to go through to get to the end of the way.

How many of you still want to be a disciple? You still want to follow the Lord? You still want to look to him the author and finisher of our faith.

Not long ago I was in North Carolina. I was in a walk out basement of a beautiful home there, staying with some wonderful people. I was there by myself and I was looking out of these sliding glass doors and it was night time outside, but i actually had a vision and didn’t know what was going on. But I had a vision of the host of heaven and I saw my mother and everyone in that host looked exactly alike and I thought, ” How in the world will I recognise my mother and my loved ones?” And I knew my mother out of that great host of vast numbers of people and I said, “How can this be Lord?” And so He said, ” Well you will be known as you are known.” Won’t that be wonderful! To be in heaven and know as you are known. I mean you’ll know everything , everybody as you are known.

Well say something. Amen! Don’t you look forward to that? Now I do look forward to that and heaven’s my home, but I’m not home sick tonight. I really want to live to see what you’re going to see. I really want to live to see young men and women excel for God. Heal the sick and raise the dead and I haven’t lost the fire I had when I was a very young preacher.

I came to Los Angeles for the first time and the pastor’s son of this great church, Calvary Temple, in the old Paul Rader tabernacle, he was the man who wrote, “Only Believe”. Remember that old chorus we used to sing? And so this pastor’s son had just returned from South America and he had fasted for 40 days, had unusual miracles, everything this side of raising the dead. But I had a vision beyond this. I was going for raising of the dead, you know when I was just a very young man, a boy. So I told him that I believed God would raise a person from the dead during the meeting at Calvary Temple. He said, ” Well that would be wonderful!’ So I said, ” I know you’ve seen outstanding wonderful things in South America, but something better than that is going to happen during this meeting. Someone’s going to get raised from the dead.” I said, “Will you pray with me? Will you pray with me that we’ll hear about someone dying during the meeting and we’ll go and raise them from the dead.” He said, “Sure. I’ll agree with you. i’ll pray for you.”

One day he came, he had no sense of humour at all, he came in and said,” We’ve got a live one!” And I said, “What?”
“Well”, he said, “A lady in the church, her husband died this morning and I called her and told her we were coming to pray for her.” So I thought he told her that we were coming out to raise her husband from the dead. So we prepared to go to the home of this palatial mansion type home and very wealthy people. We went in the living room area and we were seated in comfortable seating for this lady who had just become a widow and Paul, the other man was named Paul, this young man and he began to quote John 12:14. Anyway I said, “Paul!” Paul Copp was his name, I said, “Didn’t you tell this lady what we were coming here for?”
“Well wait just a minute brother Paul, I told her we were coming to speak.”
I said, “Paul, you didn’t tell her?” And I walked over in front of the divan and I said, “Lady we’re here to raise your husband from the dead.” And she shot straight up from that couch and looked at me and fainted. So here we’re patting her little hand trying to bring her back around, so when she did come back around she said,”Did I understand you right? Did you say you were here to raise my husband?” She said, ” Please don’t! You wouldn’t do that would you? Please don’t! I wouldn’t have him back for anything!” (laughter).

So that’s the closest we ever came to raising the dead from that time.

You know it’s going to take that kind of child like faith in this discipleship journey. We’re going to have to be able to trust God for anything. I don’t know how we’re going to get rid of this carnal brain of ours and see the dead raised in these last days. It’s going to be a revival so great that the dead will be raised. That’s the kind of thing you’ve signed up for whether you realise it or not. Amen. Amen!

We have some people here from the States, that have come all the way over here and why do you think they did that? Because they really believed that God was going to visit Sunderland, and that it was going to be unprecedented and that’s what we talked about last night. I’m not going to speak a long time tonight, but i just want you to know that we need the dead raising faith to see this revival to go the way God wants it. We need to go about everyday in this discipleship journey telling the righteous it shall be well with you. We need to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. That’s what the church is all about in these days.

Aren’t you excited about your journey? There’s a little song in America, “It wouldn’t take long for my journey now. We’ve come this far let’s go the rest of the way.”I mean we haven’t seen the things we’ve talked about, but we’re going to see them. Let’s press on. Let’s press forward! The way forward means Jesus will come and help you in every situation. He will accompany every word you speak as His and think of the word and how powerful it is. It is written,

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same that was in the beginning with God. All things were made for Him; and without Him there was not anything made that was made. in Him was the life; and the life was the light of men. The light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. So there was a man sent by God, whose name was John. He came to bear witness of that light. He was not that light, but came to bear witness of the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. The world was made for Him. He came to his own, His own received him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the Sons of God, even to them who believe in His name.”

Let’s believe on His name. By the name of the Lord the lost will be saved, the sick will be healed. By the name of the Lord, the lost will be saved by scores and everywhere you go you’re going to be a soul saving instrument for God in the last days. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Let’s all strike some matches tonight, for revival has come in the name of the Saviour, in the name of the deliverer of the world. The Lord Jesus Christ has come to our hearts again. Although, we’ve gone astray in the past and we’ve settled for things that didn’t last, but let’s go all the way, let’s pick up our cross, take up our cross, let’s walk, let’s follow Him wheresoever the Holy spirit leads us. We’ll see the signs and wonders above any imagination, beyond any thought, beyond any belief. Let’s go for broke. Let’s go for the whole 9 yards. Let’s go for the whole thing. Amen! Amen!

Will you stand with me and just say “Come Lord Jesus.” As John Wimber used to say, “Come Holy Spirit.” Lord Jesus come. Come to your people tonight. Fill them. Fill them. Fill them with the Holy Spirit Lord. Let it flow through us. Let it emanate from our being. Let the light shine above the brightness of the sun. In Jesus name. Revival! Revival Lord! Let the first fires of revival start here for the end time, in Jesus name.

Now one of the things the Lord has laid on my heart tonight is for the young. This thing with the doctor today, I told him about his son, that the Lord has shown me he was going to be used of God greatly and the young man needs to be protected. He needs to be watched over, prayed over , tutored and guided by Holy Spirit. And Elijah inspired me no end and I said , ” Lord what do you want to do tonight?” Knowing my weak vessel I can’t do anything in myself. I’m just at the point right now where God can use me because I can’t use myself. I’m not able to do anything in a self centered way. I can only depend on Him to keep me alive with what I’m doing right now. I’m 88 going on 120.
Now listen this young man has inspired me so much, the Lord showed me I should pray for every young person under 21. You can cheat if you want, if you’re under 30 or 40. I want every person under 21 years of age that’s in this meeting to come forward right now. And you know I was speaking to William Branham before he died , of course, and I said, ” You know I don’t understand why I get mixed up with so many situations. Why can’t the discernment the Lord gives me for others, why can’t it work for me? And Brother Branham said, ” Paul, the gift is not for us! It’s for others.” He said, ” I get mixed up with the biggest crooks in the world and I don’t even know about it until it’s too late.”
Well I want you to know tonight we have the mind for Christ. These young people are coming forward. You’re certainly candidates. You certainly can be equipped for the last day ministry. Isn’t it wonderful! Oh Lord, let the spirit of Elijah come! Let the spirit of Elijah come in Jesus name. Thank you for that Lord. Amen . Oh my! Lord please move upon every one of these young people, no matter what age they are. I pray you will baptise then with the Holy Ghost. Lord baptise them with every gift. Lord give them the gift of discernment, the gift of healing, the gift of miracles, Lord every gift available. Lord give these young people their marching orders tonight. Give them their anointing tonight, so that they can leave from this meeting with the glory of God upon them and so that they can walk behind you all the rest of the way and follow you in this discipleship journey Lord. Oh God, let us keep our eyes ever upon you Lord Jesus Christ. Lord send your angels to lift these young people up lest they dash their foot against a stone. Everyone that stands before you tonight, I declare and decree that they’ll never fall. I pray they’ll never fall into sin or into sexual problems or into any kind of immorality Lord. Keep them! Keep them from falling. Lord keep them. Hold them with the right hand of your righteousness. Lift them up lest their feet may dash against a stone. Oh Lord, carry them all the way through the rest of this journey. Help them be evangelists for you. Help them be prophets for you. Help them to be discerning of spirits for you Lord. Help them with discernments and words of knowledge and everything you have to equip your people with. Equip the young saints here tonight Lord. Equip them with your power, your anointing. May their tongues be tongues of fire. May their words pierce through the hardest criminal and through the hardest heart. Let them be your salvation evangelists. Let them be your healing evangelists. Let them be your word prophets and what they speak will come to pass. Lord let things come to pass not many days hence from this night. Let the glory of God come upon both young and old. Bless all of us no matter what ages we are. Let your power, let your glory, let your victory come. Unprecedented unity coming to the church. Oh my!
You young people are commissioned tonight. In the name of Jesus such as I have I give to you. If I have anything, if I have anything that has been worthwhile from God, I give it to you. The Lord has given me the ability to give it away. To give it away! I might not be here much longer, but I’m here to give it away. Whatever God has given me through these many years of ministry, I give it to every young person. I give it to old and young and Lord may they take it up and may they use it and may it be for your glory. May they go beyond anything any healing evangelist has ever done, anything I’ve ever done, ever thought I might do. Let it happen to them! Lord this is a baptism of your love, a baptism of your power, a baptism of your fire, a baptism of your glory. Lord you’re gong to bring unity to the church through these young people. I commission them to live in faith and walk in faith and purity the rest of their lives. May they be ‘way showers’. May they show us the way. May they show others the way. To the glory of God unprecedented in Jesus name.
And now I want to prophesy to the people of the UK, and of course this is extended to everyone no matter where you’re from, whether you’re from Australia or the uttermost parts of the earth, this is come to you like on the day of Pentecost, “But to them that are far off to as many as the Lord our God will call.”
But I just see for the UK that your churches are going to be on fire. Your churches are going to be attractive and people are going to watch you come and burn. They are going to come and see the glory of God and the fire of God and the anointing of God and it’s going to stay with you and you’re going to know how to nurture it and you’re going to know how to keep it. It’s not going to be a passing thing like the Welsh Revival or Brother Roberts, bless his heart, Evan Roberts, that was one of the greatest moves of God this nation has ever seen, yet it was not nurtured, it was not kept by the right keepers. They didn’t know how to to do it. We know how to do it! Don’t we! We’re going to follow Him. Follow Him. Wherever the Lamb leads us we’ll follow Him. Wherever He goes. I don’t know whether you can feel it or not, I get going about feeling all the way, but there’s something you can realise here tonight, I tell you some of these young people up here tonight close, I felt the the power of God surging through your being, through your body and this couple of brothers here they can’t turn it loose. Something got ahold of them and they can’t turn loose. And I want something to get ahold of both old and young that you can’t turn loose and that won’t turn you loose because you don’t want it to turn you loose.
The love of God is multiplied here tonight. The power of God is multiplied here tonight and in every increasing way tonight the power of God is all over this audience. This is what we’ve come for. This is what we’ve prayed for. This is what we’ve longed for ever since the last time the Lord said in 2017, “I’m going to send revival to them.” Alright now Elim, let it go over your walls and let it pour out over the Assemblies of God. Let it pour out over the Baptists, the Methodists, the Presbyterians, the Catholics and all flesh. All flesh will know that something happened on this day that was prophesied 30 years ago. Thank God! How could we ever forget.
Now just extend your hand to these young people here. Father let them be anointed from the top of their head to the tip of their extremities. Flow through them Holy Spirit and let them bring revival everywhere they go. Everywhere the soles of their feet have trod, let revival come and let the power of God, let the power of God fall on old and young, both small and great all through this place. Let it be known on this date, on this particular time, at this exact time the power of Almighty God fell. The power of Almighty God and His Christ.
Oh Lord, we’ll never forget what you did in Sunderland this night for the very young and the old. Let’s all stand. Let’s all praise Him and accept whatever the Lord is giving to the young people. Let it resonate in you. Let it come upon you and the Spirit of the Lord shall come upon you and you’ll be turned into another man or another woman before you get out of this place tonight. The Spirit of the Lord coming upon you. The Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Wisdom. The Spirit of unity, of power and of a sound mind comes upon everyone in this room. You’re privileged to be here. The power of God has put His stamp of approval on this gathering and we’re all gathered in one place and suddenly the Holy Spirit has come, almost like a mighty rushing wind and cloven tongues as like of a fire are on some of you. The spirit of discipleship is on every one of you. You’ll leave here not being the same, ever being the same again. For God is with you. He’s with your children. He’s with those you represent at home, far off and as many as the Lord our God shall call. Let’s praise Him for that and thank Him for that right now.
Listen while I’m under the anointing I want to pray for Colin and Amanda and i want everyone else to be blessed as well, but there seems to be those who God had called for specific things in the body of Christ for these last days. And I feel that way about Colin and Amanda Dye, I feel that way about Ken and Lois Gott and I feel that way about many of you and Jon and Kerry Cressey. All of you and the wonderful people who have taken care of us. But all of you. This is an all inclusive thing. God is not just speaking to a handful of people. Everyone here has been graced by the touch of the hand of God. Everyone! The fire of the Holy Spirit has come upon everyone here and when you leave you’re not going to be the same again, no matter how much you try. You’ll never be the same again. I prophesy that no-one in this building will ever be the same again. It’s for you and your children and for them that are far off, to as many as the Lord our God shall call. A significant thing. A significant voice has come and spoken and God has revealed Himself in a new and living way in every one of us.
So Lord I just pray that the anointing will come upon Colin and Amanda. Lord the church that has had the most history of Smith Wigglesworth and the revivals of the past, Lord I pray that the Welsh Revival and all would be upstaged in this meeting. But anoint them Lord and let their days be greater than anything that they’ve experienced in the past. We’re making some strides forward tonight. God, the Holy Spirit, has come to make great strides forward for your path. Let’s walk in His path, follow after him to know Him and Lord I’ll just pray this blessing for everyone. It’s a vision I’ve seen before. In a vision praying for Colin and his wife and for others. Oh God, don’t let this escape the minds , the hearts, the experience that you’re sending tonight. Don’t let it ever escape any of us. In Jesus name. In Jesus name.
Let everyone stretch their hands out towards the youth that have come forward tonight. It’s the most glorious thing He’s done, He’s done for the youth and then it’s overflowing to both young and old.
I want to pray for the leaders of the conference and the speakers of course, this requires a reciprocal action. I want you to pray for me too because the enemy has already planned to make sure I pay for this. But it’s worth it. It’s worth it.
I told Lois, God, in an email, that this meeting’s the most important ‘cos I’m giving my life, it’s costing me my life. It really is costing me my life. I don’t mean that I’m going to expire or anything ‘cos I’m too inspired to expire, but let me tell you this meeting has cost something and God has rewarded those who have prayed for these years. God has rewarded you and the effort you put forth to come here. Look what God has done for us! It’s wonderful!
Now Lord I pray for the sick. I pray for….. Lord I want you to please heal Lois tonight. Just move up and down that spine and her back and Lord bless Ken and Lord give them strength, not just for the day, but also for the rest of the way. And all of you, both young and old, I pray you will bring healing power. Let your healing waters flow on all of these and let them go away saying, “We’ve never seen it on this fashion before. We’ve never felt the depth or the power to this degree before.” Let them be able to exclaim that. And Lord I pray that the power will rest upon them for the rest of days of their life and they’ll dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Thank you Lord.
There’s a number of people here with cancer, hanging on. Lord we pray that, that cancer will die, die at the roots and fall from their bodies and be passed from their bodies and Lord from the crown of their head to the tips of their extremities, I pray the arthritis, sickness and diabetes and blood disease, every kind of cripple condition, everything that caused it Lord will be dealt with tonight. Let people go their way saying, ” We really have never seen it on this fashion before. Surely God was there!” And you are here and we thank you Lord for showing up in this meeting of all meetings and I thank you Lord we’ll never be the same again, going right on to the end of the way with the power to witness. The power to have well bodies and strength and health and vitality to go all the way to the end of this age and the end of this time when you shall appear. Oh Lord, and all fear, all fear will be wiped away. Oh Lord, you came again to us. In Jesus name. It’s been worth it all and it will be worth it all from this point on. When we see Jesus, one glimpse of your dear face, all sorrow will erase and how bravely we’ll run the race from this night on. How bravely we’ll run the race until we see you Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. The Lord bless you.

Sunderland 17 November 2017

Sermons from Yesteryear | Paul Cain

Transcript of message 17th November 2017. Rainton Meadows Arena. Sunderland.

Paul Cain:(Great applause)
“ Thank you so much. Didn’t expect all this. When I came in and saw the mist ( referring to the smoke machine) I felt sure it was a London fog. (laughter)
This meeting is the most important meeting of my life. Speaking, preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, loving Him with all of my heart, since I was 9 years old. Travelled the world and The Angel of His Presence with me in such an incredible way that I couldn’t fail the Lord if I tried to. Impossible. It’s not ever in my heart, in my life to ever fail the Lord again.
This is so kind of you Ken and Lois Gott, after all these years, to invite me here and I’d forgotten about the prophecy, 1987, 30 years ago with Mike Bickle and Lois spoke of that in a clear way so I won’t go into that. But to think that 30 years have passed and I get a call or an email or what do you call it?
Yeah, of course that! (laughter). My memory belongs to the Lord and some things He doesn’t want me to remember. (laughter) so we won’t share them, but I’m desperate tonight and I hope I’ll share what I need to, to communicate to you.Anyway, Sister Lois sent me a communication on Facebook and said it’s about time for you to come back to the UK. Well I never equated, put together the prophecy of 1987 having anything to do with that because I never knew them to be Elim and then I didn’t really care whether Elim or not, I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to be with them again. We decided to come and then found out later, before they ever heard of the prophecy, and I hadn’t mentioned it to them and Mike Bickle had not mentioned it until the day of my birthday,1 year ago and so as we continued to communicate Sister Lois said,“You know I’m so glad that we teamed up with Elim! We’re an Elim church.”
And I said, “Oh my!”And I remember hitting ‘head on’ with that prophecy. And I believe that God has brought us together here.I don’t know how this is all going to come together. It may not be the neat package I’d like to hope for, but things really do get, sometimes, do get messy and misconstrued like on the day of Pentecost, “When that day was fully come and they were all together in one place or one accord and then suddenly there was a sound from heaven as a mighty rushing wind, when that cloven tongues of fire set on each of them and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit, God have them utterance and there was revival in the land!” I believe it, no matter how you feel, tonight, at this point, at this juncture, you’re still going to experience revival whether here tonight or when you leave. It’s closer to you than you ever dreamed. The Lord is getting ready to do unprecedented things.
I was using that word tonight and my associate, Danny Reece said,“ You know that’s a good word! Unprecedented! That’s a nice word.”Well I love it! God is getting ready to do unprecedented. Unprecedented household salvations. You’ve heard the visions of thousands of children, your sons and daughters and thousands of people being swept into the Kingdom of God like a Tsunami engulfing them, just engulfing them, million’s of people in these last days. I pray to the Lord, “ Would you let me live to see some of that?” If I can just see household salvations everywhere. Millions of young people turning to the Lord, it’s our hope. I believe that is so near that we can’t afford to miss it. We can’t afford to do anything to prevent us from entering into that fullness.

I know Mother’s and Dads you’d give anything if you’re a Christian, you’d give anything to see your loved ones saved, your children……Just remember there’s a Tsnami coming, there’s a tidal wave that’s coming. Remember the family and the Kingdom of God in these days and the Kingdom of God will be glory in these days to come. And there’ll be unprecedented grace. Unprecedented favour and there’ll be unprecedented unity in the church and that’s one thing I want to really stress that God has already begun to show you the way forward. He’s already begun to show you that your church growth is in gear. God has planned it that way. He’s fore-ordained it that way. When that day approaches, Christ shall appear on that great eternal day, the churches are going to be in unity.

There’s going to be unprecedented unity. Unprecedented unity and that brings unprecedented power, that brings unprecedented faith and without faith it is impossible to please God.

We want faith to bring power to raise the dead. That’ll be the common thing in the days to come in this revival, the dead will be raised and it’ll be like major healings of the past, but the dead will be raised. I think we’re not looking forward to that just as a show, but wouldn’t it be wonderful and convincing to the unlearned and the unbelievers when they see that happen, and they’ll know that God is with you in truth and they’ll fall on their face and worship God and report that God is with you with the truth. Isn’t that something? We have altar calls and we entice people to come, to accept Christ and sometimes we get a few and we don’t get as many as expected and percentage wise, but I want you to know in these days ahead that this move of God, I believe will surpass and outstage anything. I’ve asked the Lord a thousand times before coming here,“Lord upstage the revival in 1907.

Upstage every visitation and every friend I’ve heard from lately they say we’re praying to God to give you a visitation in Sunderland, that time won’t be wasted. That your words won’t fall to the ground. That God is surely going to visit you. God is going to fight for you. The battle is the Lord’s and the Lord is on our side. And this is not just ‘happenstance’. This is something that was in the mind of God before man could even think about it. For man has no ingenuity to bring all this about.

We’re here tonight to be the forerunners and the ones who strike the match. Sister Lois said something about sending his servants to strike the match. Well if I’m no more than just someone who strikes the match that’s fine with me, just so the flame will move and burn all over the UK. All over the USA and all over the countries. Europe is waiting!

There are places in Europe that have never really seen revival and France is getting hungry enough for the Lord to catch them on the blind side and move through France and their hardness against the gospel is going to soften up. The hardness against the gospel will soften when they see Christ in you. One glimpse of His dear face in you, all sorrow will be erased and we’ll bravely run the race when we see Jesus in each other. Amen!

So I thought it might be good if I just shared a few things , not because it happened to me, but because it establishes a principle of The Angel of God’s Presence. This revival that we’re speaking of tonight is a revival accompanied with the conscious presence of The Angel of The Lord.

Now all through the word of God, God sent an Angel, with Moses, it says, Moses spoke face to face with God,but we know that, it’s not exactly a contradiction, but no man has seen God at any time, so Moses really didn’t see His face. It goes on to explain how much of God he was able to see. But there are different degrees and different kinds of, and different levels, I should say that represent the conscious presence of God and the Angel of His Presence. You know I never knew much about this. I’ve experienced the Angel of His Presence almost all my life and didn’t know what was going on.
And I’d like to tell you just a few things, not to make me look good but to make The Angel of God, make the Lord Jesus Christ look good.
Paul said, “ The Angel of God whose I am and whom I serve.” Now we know that Jesus is the Angel of God, but there are times when God has different levels and different expressions and angels they’re sometimes, God sends an angel that wars and destroys your enemies goes to war and all of that and He cries out to Joshua, “ As I was with Moses, so I will be with you” and whatever He did for Moses He did for Joshua.
Now I’m telling you these experiences I’ve had for you to be encouraged. That these things are going to be happening to you and you’re going to experience the raw power of God. This congregation today is going to experience the raw power of God. The Raw Power of God! Enough to cure cancers. Enough to cure diseases. Enough to cure leukaemia and thank God it can start tonight. I’m already signed up for it and I’m asking you to enlist for it.
My friend Leonard Ravenhill, a very close friend and wonderful patriarch, he’s a friend of mine and he says, “ You know the king of America is sports and the Queen of America is entertainment.” You know I believe in Joel’s army. I believe it’s going to be an army in these last days that will surpass anything we’ve ever read about in the Bible. And this army, the army of the Lord, is going to be a soul winning army. They’re going to show forth the power of God. They can just look upon you and you want to be saved.
One meeting with the Angel of His Presence, God’s angel, was ministering, my associate today, Dan,he’s been a historian of mine for the last 34 years. He’s recorded things that I’ve forgotten, you know I’ve forgotten prophecy’s that took place 30 years ago, but anyway, he was telling me about the Angel of God’s Presence in West Palm Beach, Florida. We were in a morning service at this fashionable church and it was filled with the power of God and the anointing of the presence of God,
The Angel of His Presence, created an atmosphere so thick they say you could cut it with a knife. It was awesome. But it was very much awesome. And there was a man who came to get his little girl every Sunday morning, a small child, but he hated the church and didn’t want to come into the church, so he would come and stand in the vestibule, whatever they call it, and wait for his little daughter to take her home. Well the power of His presence, the power of the Angel of His Presence was so strong in that place that he could not resist, running, to the front of the building, falling on his face, like the scriptures say they will fall on their face and report that God’s in you with truth. That man was gloriously saved because of the atmosphere, because of the conscious presence of the Angel of God’s Presence. Isn’t that wonderful?
My personal experience with Him really starts back before my birth. My mother was given up to die. Tuberculosis in both lungs. Cancer in both breasts, at a terminal stage. Tumours in her womb preventing my birth. And many an instance, she was sent home by a reputable hospital, Baylor University hospital in Dallas Texas and was told she’d never live near to the time for me to be born. She was pregnant at the time these ailments hit her. They sent her home and told her that she was doomed and I was doomed. Both mother and baby were doomed to die, sent home to die, that she would die long before the time of my birth. Well my mother continued to waste away, but she continued also to put her faith in God.
One day, when it came time for me to be born and sure death for her, she had 2 Pentecostal ladies that were going to be midwives, to help deliver me. So here she was. It was obvious the time of her death was at hand because she was in such excruciating pain and haemorrhaging, she couldn’t speak hardly above a whisper without haemorrhaging from her lungs. So my dad, he was a good man , he was a Methodist, he didn’t know about God’s power but he loved my mother and rushed a few blocks away and got the doctor, the city doctor, in that little town and brought him to my mother’s bedside.
He examined my mother and he was the one who pronounced her a hopeless cancer victim and told her to go to bed but there was no hope for her. Well when he came into the room, the Angel of the Lord had appeared, there were 2 Pentecostal ladies who came to our meetings years after that, they were like midwives, as I said, the Angel of His Presence came and stood by my mother’s bedside and told her she’d live and not die and that I was boy and I would be born in perfect health, and that she should name me Paul. I’d preach the gospel as did the Apostle Paul of old. Well my mother couldn’t speak hardly above a whisper, but she began to break out in shouting and praising.
The doctor came in with my dad, well the doctor about that time, Dr Armstrong, said,“ Mrs Cain you should lie down and save your strength. “And my mother had a great sense of humour, I got a little bit of it from her, she said,“Doctor, I don’t need any strength to die and if I am dying, then please let me enjoy myself.” (laughter). She said, “ You know I’m not dying.”( You know I had a vision last night that I was standing preaching. I never preach without sitting down. But I would feel so low down, sitting down. I couldn’t see you.)So let me tell you this. The Doctor said,“ Mrs Cain, you should have died long ago.”And mother was just shouting above her lungs and wasn’t haemorrhaging and she said,“ The Lord has healed me doctor. I am strong and I’m going to have a baby boy and I’ll name him Paul, The Lord told me to name him Paul, The Angel of the Lord, and he will preach the gospel as did Apostle Paul of old. “The doctor Armstrong said, “You’d better lie down Mrs Cain. You’ll find out how healed you are. You’re dying.
”So he rushed out, he’d forgot, he was so excited she was still alive, he thought she’d died months ago, he went out to the car to get his little black bag, you know they carried things in them then. Now they don’t do that anymore they just use them to carry money to the bank. ( laughter)By the time he got back into the house, I was born in perfect health. Later they took her to Baylor University hospital again and the cancer specialist they had, the best they had in those days, pronounced her a miracle woman, healed by the power of God and certified the breasts that had been eaten away only weeks before my birth, certified my mother’s breasts to raise me.
Now that’s the precedent! The type and calibre of miracles we’re headed for and whole salvations and that’s what’s going to be instilled in you, can be born in you in these few meetings and you’re going to take it home with you. Take it back to the US and take it back to Australia. Take it wherever you’re from. You’re going to take it back! The revival is not just for here, but it will go there and everywhere. Everywhere you go revival will go, accompany you.
So that was an encounter with The Presence of the Lord’s Angel. The Angel of the Lord’s Presence speaks about in scripture.
Well when I was born I remember when I was 1 year old. Does anyone remember when your 1 year old? Oh good! We must be of the same stock then! It was a unique experience, not that I was anything special, but I knew the Angel of the Lord was with me all those days. So the time came for me to be serious with the Lord, and when I did, I was wanting to go to church and my sister, who’s 6 years my senior, she would go to church with me. So as the consciousness of the Angel of the Lord grew, we went to the First Assemblies of God church, a little church in Garland Texas and one night before the Lord was ready to visit with me, just before,
I was kneeling at the altar and His Presence, the Presence of His Angel or the intensity of it was so great I thought I would die and I wanted to go to the other altar. The men on one side and another altar for the women. So I went over to my sister, who was my senior, I was 7 or 8 years old and she was 6 years older and I asked her if she would take me home. She said, “Why do you want to go?”I just said, “I just need to go home. please take me home. There’s something wrong.”So the Presence increased and I was sure I would die. We went outside and there was a tremendous fog. I’ve never been in a fog like that in all my life. We couldn’t see hardly, just a few feet in front of us and so there was a light in the sky and it guided us to our little home. We were very poor people, didn’t have electricity or electric lights so when we got home, my sister and I always knelt by the bed and prayed before going to bed. So I knelt and the feeling of the presence of God increased until I knew I would die if it got any more real or if it was any more intense, intensified, I couldn’t possibly survive, in my way of thinking at that young age.
So I jumped in the bed and the room was illumined with an amber light. I don’t say it was like a burning bush, but it was an amber light that I’ve never forgotten and it was very scary and the Lord spoke in an audible voice and it was so real that I pulled the cover up over my head and I couldn’t stand to look at that light. And so my sister, after the Lord spoken, called me into the ministry, she said, “Here I am Lord. Speak to me too.”That’s how real it was. So my sister believed in me all the days of my ministry and up until the time she went to be with the Lord. So that was the first time I actually experienced the power of God, the presence of God, being so real that it was frightening. So Someone said , “When the Lord, The Angel of the Lord, came into your room and spoke to you, what did He look like?” I said ” How could I know? I had the covers over my head. I was shaking” I was very frightened.
So as time went on, I was being re-introduced to to the Angel of God’s Presence in ministry and finally when we had the great healing ministries, a lot of the men of God, William Branham, Oral Roberts came along later and others and then I joined that group as the youngest minister with them, and the Angel of the Lord would come and minister to me. There was always jealousy on the part of some of the signs and wonders ministers because they only had healings and William Branham, he knew the secrets of men’s hearts. He had revelatory ministry, revelatory gifting and all that. It sure sounds like I’m puffing myself up, but I’m not. I’m trying to make the Angel of the Lord look like something you might take on in this new revival that will sweep the earth, cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. A move of God that will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Well, anyway, after that experience, my sister , present and witnessed it with me had more faith in me more than anyone, all the days of her life until she went to be with the Lord. I think I told you that. But remember I’m 88 going on 120, so I can’t be responsible for some things.
There was a time when things progressed and we had big meetings. So after that experience with my sister Mildred, and that awesome time, there was a time when I grew into the ministry more and got older. Then the Angel of His Presence, I never thought of Him this way until I started reading the scripture, Isaiah 63:9, (Isaiah 63 we were talking about last night)….. forgive me if I repeat myself, The Lord repeats Himself, He said, “Verily. Verily.”….. One of the awesome times the Angel of His Presence came, I’m talking about The Angel of His Presence because it’s going to be one of the major highlights of this next revival, this next move of God, last and final move of God. So I’m at a conference of ministers that come from all over the world, a speaker for one day, and so I was alone in my room, my sister had her own room at the other end of the apartment, and at about 2 o’clock in the morning I woke up and there was an angel standing in the middle of the room. It was the most awesome sight that I’ve ever seen and I started screaming.
I’ve had people say, “Well I’ve seen angels and I didn’t scream!” Well there’s a chance you didn’t see the one I saw. (laughter) So my sister ran in from her room and said,”Paul, what on earth is wrong? Are you dying?””No, but I’m scared to death though. The Angel came and I had my knees propped up in bed and He put a hand on each of my knees and was rocking my knees and He was lifting up my hands and I thought if I saw his face I’d die.” She said,”Well everyone in this complex is awake now. You’ve woke them up at 2 O’clock in the morning.” She said, “Are you sure you’ll be alright?”. I said,”Yes.” She said, “Would you be alright if I go to church this morning?” It was on Sunday morning. I said,” Yes, but pray I don’t see Him again.” Because when this awesome Angel of His Presence came, I’d never experienced that intensity, I’d never experienced anything quite like that and I thought sure I would die. I said, “Pray he doesn’t show up whilst you’re not here. If He’s behind me I won’t turn round and look at Him.”
I couldn’t look in His face and I didn’t realise the significance of all that until I started reading and studying about men who had these experiences in the Word of God. I said, “If I find Him behind me, I’ll jump out of the window before I look at His face.” I thought that is strange because other people see things and they don’t make over it like that, but you didn’t see what I saw! That’s all I have to say.
Jack Deere, a well known theologian, who was at that time I believe, the ‘in house’ theologian for vineyard, Anaheim, John Wimber’s church…..incidently today is the anniversary of John Wimber’s death, his home going. There are so many prophetic things connected to make this sound like a real time, right on time, a possibility of an earth moving revival. Just from you getting your fire lit and lighting other fires. Praise God! We were in this huge minister’s conference. Ministers coming from all over the world. I was to speak that Monday afternoon following the Sunday incident with the angel. It was like liquid fire just pouring into my veins, my body and I just knew I couldn’t live, but I did.
So when we got to the meeting……Oh! let me tell you. Jack Deere, we contacted him, he’s the theologian, he said,”Oh that’s simple to explain you know. He was strengthening the feeble knees and lifting up your hands like Moses.” “Oh!” I said. “That makes sense.” But it was really frightening, but when I got to the meeting, the anointing from that visitation was so strong that I was able to call out and minister to 75 or more pastors from all over the world and preached for two and a half hours and nobody got tired. So they said why don’t you preach in tomorrow’s service? We have another speaker but he wants you to speak. Well I said, “Fine.”
I just had more energy than I ever had in my life so I just took the service and the same thing happened again. So there were men that respect my ministry a lot and support me in prayer even today, that a fire was lit in their life, like a fire is going to be lit in all of your lives for you to take it and run with it to get family salvations going and get everything else going. So, anyway this thing increased to where I asked the Lord, there’s indications in the word where there’s different levels of angels and different types of angels, and I asked the Lord for a friendly angel, one that wouldn’t scare me. And you know you can’t believe the number of honest people who’ve seen the friendly angel speaking to my ear and tell me what to say.
One thing I think will bless you, we were in the meetings at the West Los Angeles Full Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God and I told the Pastor, one afternoon we were sitting on the platform praying in the church, I said,”God has shown me the most unusual miracle is going to happen in the evening service tonight.” We were having capacity crowds, but I said,”You know a man is going to be brought through the back door here, held up by two men. He looked like death warmed over, looks like 7 feet tall. He’s the tallest man in this meeting. They’re going to be sitting on the 2nd row in the first 3 seats.” It didn’t dawn on me there wouldn’t be any seats available around the front, but you cannot out do the instructions of the Lord. What the Lord tells you is going to come to pass! So I said to the pastor, “I believe that there will be 3 seats and these men. He’ll be held up by these men, pulled down the aisle after the meeting starts and the Lord told me, the Angel of the Lord told me, if I call him by name, knowing he didn’t know me and we’d never had any way of meeting each other and he’d would have to know that it had to be God, if I called his name, and the Angel of the Lord said it will be like electricity, like electric current will just flow through him and he’ll, the leukaemia, with only 24 hours to live, the very last stages of leukaemia, just skin and bones and being tall you can imagine what this man looked like.
The pastor said,”What did the angel tell you?”I said, “Well He told me that when I call his name that’s he’s going to be instantly healed and he’ll live and not die.” He said, “Well that’s wonderful! That’s the fire of revival for sure!” So that night I preached a message and I wanted to cut it as short as possible because that would be the paradox. the greatest miracle that would happen to bring people to the Lord. So that night, the meeting started, these two men, each side of this brother, coming up the aisle, 3 seats were available right on the 2nd row. They were seated there and I was so happy and elated that I thought I couldn’t wait, I couldn’t wait to get the message over with and I didn’t finish it really and the Lord forgave me. I wanted to see this miracle. So the Angel of the Lord he’d told me when you call his name he’s going to surge through his body like an electrical current and it’s going to burn out the leukaemia, the cancer and heal his blood and he’s going to live and not die, having 24 hours to live according to the doctors and came as a last resort.
Well, I finished the message and I looked over in his direction and I said,” Brother. This your night! This is the most wonderful time of your life! You’re in the last stages of cancer, leukaemia, cancer of the blood and you’re going to be healed. This is the strangest thing. The Angel of the Lord told me that when I call your name you’re going to be instantly healed. You’ll live and not die.” All of a sudden I was falling through the earth! I thought, “What is his name?” This is what I’m telling you about the friendly angel. I hope you get it. And He said,” You know.” whispered, “You know.” And I said,”You know? No I don’t know!” Almost comical but very supernatural. So I said, ” Please, please Lord tell me, tell me so this man can be healed.” He said,” You know.” I said, ” No, I don’t know! Please! It is the greatest embarrassment of my life. Please, help me.” This is the friendly angel now, He said,”U AND O!”I said “U AND O?” and the man shot out of his chair and he said,”That’s my name! And the power of God is all over me.” He was healed. He was from Norway. I hope there are people from Norway.
This is good for you to hear. He lived for many, many years and he was elderly man at that time. And so those were the times that the Angel of the Lord would just whisper in my ear. And you say, ” Well has anyone ever seen Him?” Well there was a number of other speakers, one of them was Shawn Bolz, and a whole row of speakers on the front row. There was a time in a conference where everyone of them saw the Angel of the Lord whisper in my ear. That’s how real it was.
Well alright! The Angel of the Lord is with us today and I’m asking Him to despatch an angel to everyone of you. You know there is a sound doctrine that everyone one of us has at least a guardian angel. A guardian angel is a doctrine in the Bible. But He will give his angels charge over you to keep you lest at anytime you should dash your foot against a stone. So there’s an Angel of His presence guiding you and leading you like Paul of old, in the crisis of his life, at the shipwreck, he said the Angel of the Lord whose I am and who I serve stood by me this night. So it’s simply just a wonderful thing that in the more mature days of my ministry, which would seem immature to a lot of people, the friendly angel would tell me what was wrong with people.
There was a lady, who worked for the Californian health department and she was in charge of one of the largest parts of the largest mental institution in California. The Angel of the Lord, because He did this, opened every major hospital that incarcerated all forms of mentally ill people and I have ever seen such sights in those places, that you never see a movie about. There’s one called ‘Snake Pit’ and looked a little bit like it. But anyway, this lady came across the platform and the Lord said,the Angel said, her name’s Mary Moss and she has 6 tumours, cancers and she’s been dying for 6 and a half years. Call her name and tell her this and she’ll be instantly healed. Well she was a very sophisticated looking woman and I said,”
Your name’s Mary Moss.” She was stunned. She didn’t know how I could possibly know that. I said,”You have 6 cancers in your body. You know your locations and you know you are dying, but God has healed you tonight Mary Moss. You’ll live and not die.” That was when the angel gave me her name and her condition. Well that led to me having ‘carte blanche’. I was able to go into every mental hospital in California and pray for people. You’ll be surprised, those were the silent years of my life. I just went to one hospital the other and prayed for people and did what the Angel of the Lord told me to do.
Now I don’t want to get bogged down here. There’s so much I wanted to share with you. The main thing is for you to catch what God is doing. We strike the match. You catch the fire. You run with it.
Strike a match. Start a fire. You catch it and run with it. And you light a fire of your own.
Not one person in this building should leave without seriously examining what I am saying about the friendly angel, about The Angel of the Lord, for Paul said ” Of whom I serve.” Cause He’s here tonight. There’s an angel in this place to show God’s presence. Just what I’ve shared, I hope you take it serious, if you’ll understand that something may not be all that evident in so far as God starting a last day ministry here, but it’s what happens while you’re here and what happens after you leave here. It’s what happens to your family….you report, ” Everyone of my children come to the Lord, all at the same time.” Don’t you think revival like that attracts positive things?
God is saying don’t be like we are in America and have your King representing your love for sports and your Queen representing, ( of course you have your King and Queen, but we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about another King and Queen), Don’t let the Queen of entertainment rob you of what God is doing. When God first began to move in my life with revival, I didn’t want anything to do with certain activities. Entertainment was out. Well you say, this is the old holiness stuff that drives people from the Lord. No, I’ll tell you, we’re not saying you have to do that, but if you do that, just think of what God can give you. Think in America marriages are broken up because men love sports so much the wives don’t think they love them, and there are people who love entertainment more than they do anything else.
I believe God is signing up an army, lets put it this way, and He wants to enlist you. You don’t have to, it’s like Gideon’s, but if you do you’re going to go through the land healing the sick, casting out devils, turning them, breaking strongholds, changing politics and healing lunatics. It’s a wonderful thing.This may not seem all that exciting to you, but it’s something I just live with and hope to set a fire with. So I brought a match today and I’m going to strike it. I’m going to start a fire. And started it. That’s the plan.
You know when our ministry in church becomes something that is only successful by the gauge of applause and what men feel about it, it’s wrong! If our worship in the church becomes entertainment, then the audience is no longer the congregation of the Lord. It’s just an audience to be entertained. So God wants this to turn around and when this turns around the unsaved will come and they will see what you have, hear what you you’re singing, hear what you’re preaching and the secrets of their heart will be made manifest and they’ll fall on their face, they’ll fall on their face and worship God and report God is in the truth.
Now this is what the next revival is really going to look like. People are not being entertained. They’re being, they’re witnesses to the worship of God with our worship through our worship of God. It’s not manward. It’s Godward. God wants our worship and he doesn’t need Mick Jagger to help our worship. God is going to change the whole idea of worship.
God is going to change the whole idea of preaching. Not preaching for the applause, not preaching for the will of man, man’s approval, God is going come down by fire. God is going to come down by the power of the Holy Ghost, and those who have committed to this, those who have signed up for an army, I like to think of it as Joel’s army it’s a good army, it’s not a bad army because they’re going to take the gospel to every crack and corner of the earth. Every place on earth.
God’s an equal opportunity employer. He’s going to employ men, women, girls and boys and no restrictions. He’s going to send you into all the world with the gospel. To preach the gospel and to use the gifts of the spirit to scare the devil out of the devil. It’s going to be a wonderful time.
So let’s stand. I’m going to impart of this revival that He wants to send today.
” Father, just as sincere as we know how to be, I pray if I’ve ever found favour in your sight, would you please come and baptise us all afresh with Holy Ghost and Fire. And Lord help us to see our seeker friendly churches have so many people coming today, Lord bring the baptism of fire, the baptism of glory, the baptism of holiness into these meetings.
And Lord we pray that you’ll just use everyone in this meeting today. Just lift them up! Carry them on to higher places and you can use them for your glory, for your honour and don’t let anything interfere with the glory. In Jesus name. Jesus you’re Lord. Jesus you’re Lord.
Mike Bickle and I, if you don’t mind please stand for just 5 minutes, Mike Bickle and I were together in 1990, in April when my mother was crossing over, dying and my mother had not given a scripture to me that she had promised, that the Lord had promised her that she would give to me, a scripture that would affect my life and the rest of my ministry. And so here’s my Mom ready to go on and Mike Bickle and I were standing right over her bed and it dawned on me she had not given me that scripture and she said,”Son, it’s Luke 4:18.” And of course there’s things about that scripture that would be too self serving for me to talk about, but I just pray Luke 4:18 for you.
This is how real it was. My mother drew her last breath at 4:18am. Mike Bickle said,”Paul, look at the clock!” We had a large clock above her bed for the nurse to check the respiratory and pulse anywhere in the room, you can see that clock so the clock was 4:18am. 4:18 am one of the saddest times of all my life and my mother said Luke 4:18. Since then the prisoners have been set free. Since then the prison doors have been opened in Iraq every international prisoner has been released simply because of the apostolic power of Luke 4:18. The time of her death was at 4:18 in the morning and the day of her death was 4:18. April. It’s the 4th month and the 18th day.
So these things have significance. And now that keeps me going. The Angel of the Lord is with us here today and He’s speaking it. You’re going to have everything you need for the rest of the race. Everything you need. And don’t get discouraged because you may not feel exactly the way you thought you’d feel. Your flesh is not able to let you feel what God is about to do.
Now let’s worship Him. As we worship Him, He will honour you and will bless you and He will send you and thrust you forth. Right now let’s reach out and ask him for the Angel of his presence.
“Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, just as sincere as we know how to be, I ask you impart, despatch the Angels of Your Presence to everyone here to start this fire, to start this revival. We call this the striking of the first match Lord. Striking the match for revival. No matter what we see right here, we want to see something now Lord. Whatever we see right now, it will pale anything that’s already going to be working out there as we leave this place after these meetings.
Lord we bless the young speakers. I pray Lord you’ll help us be in harmony with each other, impart to each other, let there be reciprocal blessing between us and it’s so wonderful to be here with Ken and Lois Gott to see scripture fulfilled on this day. So reach out and tell the Lord what you want. If you want to be a part of this end time revival. If you want to be part of a manifestation. If you want to be part of a visitation. A visitation (shouting) of the Holy Spirit that will make soul winners out of you, that will make healing ministries out of you. In Jesus name. If it will work for others it’ll work for your family. It’ll work for you. So be healed in Jesus name. See healing. See healing. In Jesus name.
There’s women who have come hoping to be healed of cancer. Lord those who have cancer of the breast and of their female organs, heal them today Lord. Let them go back with a well body. Lord with all types of major diseases heal them and let this be a sign, a token that they have received the last day ministry by healing them Lord. Deliver them. Let the children involved in these families that are not saved, let them be saved and that right early, let them call on the Lord,call on the Lord and change and see a switch, a chemistry shift and chemistry change.
In Jesus name. Let’s give Him a praise no matter how it feels, it’s happening.

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