Spiritual Warfare involves Holy Boldness through God the Holy Spirit.

mikehill4jesus “Spiritual Warfare involves Holy Boldness through God the Holy Spirit.”

4th July 2016 (10.42) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio

John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. [the true Christians] 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. {those false Christians involved in Churchianity] These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’

True Christianity involves Holy Boldness and the attainment of Christian Perfection!
The following is an excerpt taken from my Testimony.

A Carers Leap of Faith
Throughout 1984, I spent many long periods struggling in prayer over what to do about our situation. After the birth of our second daughter, my wife tried once more to kill herself. The neighbours who had been helping me to care for the girls while I was at work decided, quite rightly, that due to old age and illness, they should retire near to their Son. I could find no replacement. Neither the Social Services nor any other Agency helped.

The Holy Spirit guided me to give up paid employment in order to cope with the pressure of my wife’s illness on the children, and the debts it was leading us into as a result of social penalties we were suffering due to the behaviour of others towards us. She would then have the opportunity to go back to work thus relieving her of the pressures that were so damaging to her health.

This Holy Spirit counselled decision of mine to cease paid employment was to be the start of the widening gap between the Christian Church Leaders and myself.

This time was also an opportunity to offer my gifts to the local Christian Churches in order to make a stand for Jesus in our community. Mission England had offered me a voluntary position promoting Growth Groups in the northern half of Leicestershire. I had also enquired about London City Mission, which led to a two and a half hour interview in London followed later by an enquirer’s weekend in Felixstowe. Both these went well but we all felt that it was right to wait and see what happened in our village first. I even attended an excellent day seminar with Selwynn Hughes on the subject of counselling. As an aid to my decision making about how my ministry was to fit into church life I wrote to several Bible Colleges. It was a desperate time!

Real Evangelism
Giving in my notice at work brought me an unexpected chance to witness for Jesus. My Employers, Caterpillar Tractor in Desford, had employed me for six years, and at my farewell party in a crowded Public House, my colleagues presented me with a five-foot tall wooden cross. I stood there in the middle of the bar sharing how much Jesus meant to me and how that I wished that they would love him also. All the while they were jokingly crying out, “Please, no preaching!” As I left, a young man standing at the bar said, God bless you. The next day at work some that knew of the pressures I was under shared how much they envied me for my faith and peace.

Rejected by the Church
It was at this time that I began to experience Spiritual Gifts! The Holy Spirit was giving me advanced warnings of several events and visions of future works of the Lord. My prayers suddenly started to be answered although where we were concerned perplexity still reigned. To the point where I became thoroughly dispirited, especially at the way church people were refusing to be open with me. My vicar had also informed me that he held me responsible for my wife’s suicidal behaviour, which really upset the girls whom from then on disliked him immensely.

Chosen by Jesus
Hard as it may be for you to believe, during this very difficult and confusing period in my life, the Lord Jesus actually appeared to me. It was in 1984. I was watching Top of the Pops on a Thursday night and as I sat there in a fog of despondency, I clearly heard a voice tell me to go upstairs to my bedroom.

There, in a bright ghostly image, Jesus asked me, “Are you really serious?”

What a shock, I sank to my knees and did not know what to do, so I just answered, “Yes, Lord!”

Afterwards I rang the vicar to share what had happened.

I waited for the Church of England to summon me for questioning. They never did, and the vicar was never to mention it again!

This experience has kept me going during these past years of spiritual opposition and social isolation. I know that my Lord Jesus is alive today, and no amount of cold water poured over me by false teachers will ever stop me testifying to that fact.

My Faith is in Him Alone
Can you be confident of the truth that Jesus is alive today? Yes, you can! The Holy Bible certainly gives us plenty of evidence of the most important truth that we must believe and experience with all our heart if we are to overcome our sin and the sin of others.

Ac 1:3a After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive…(NIV holy bible) Mk 16:9; Mt 28:9; Lk 24:15; Lk 24:36; 1 Co 15:5; Jn 20:19; Jn 20:26; Jn 21:1; 1 Co 15:6; Mt 28:17-18; 1 Co 15:7; Lk 24:50; Ac 9:5-6: Ac 26:14-18; Ac 18:9-10; Ac 22:17-21; Ac 23:11; Ac 26:19, 22-23.

A New Adventure Starts
We joined The Birmingham Bible Institute in the autumn of 1985 on the invitation of the Principle. For several months, God had brought into my life several people who were or had been connected to him. I was given a vision of ex-students spread out around the world being prepared for revival. After an intense period of panic and prayer we held on tight as the Holy Spirit took control of our situation. Some call it living by faith; I just call it living by amazement. Bible College is more than just studying and many things were to happen to us as a family that were spiritually enriching and extraordinary; some were just horrible as several people held the same view as our vicar had regarding the cause of my wife’s behaviour. Whatever, God had a purpose for us to go, and it bore fruit. Much fruit!

True Help at Last from a Real Apostle!
In June 1986, the Holy Spirit was to use an ardent disciple of the Lord who was based in Australia, to help me in a way that was truly remarkable. His name was Ken Newton. The Holy Spirit had told me that we were to go to Switzerland in the middle summer of our two years at College. I thought it must be for a holiday as we were all very tired.

Representatives of a child evangelism agency came to talk about their work. They showed us a picture of a ship with no crew. While I sat there, the Holy Spirit confirmed that this was the reason he wanted me to go.

At Chapel Prayers the Ken Newton had called people out front to give them teaching and guidance, some were laying on the floor under the power of the Holy Spirit. With sweaty palms I sat there and prayed for them not quite sure what was going on. I mistakenly thought they were being punished but this was obviously not the case. This was all new to me!

I knew that I needed some help so we went to see Ken at the Principal’s home. The queue was down the hall and up the stairs, but we took our place and waited.

When it came to our turn, he came out from behind his table and told us to have faith, he touched me on the shoulder and down I went. I lay there in a sort of red cloud not quite sure of why I could not feel any pain from the fall. It was certainly an exhilarating experience. However, why no advice about us?

Shortly after this meeting with him I noticed that my faith in Jesus had increased and the over acidic stomach that affected me during times of ministry preparation had gone.

I was so glad that the late Brash Bonsall, Founder and Principle, invited us to BBI

Mission to Switzerland
Make Way! Make Way! To Switzerland. God organised everything for us as usual and we made our way by car to Switzerland, playing Make Way tapes for all to hear. We got lost and it took us 30 hours to get there. So much for spiritual guidance, could have done with a navigator! Now we have SatNavs!

An Important Message
During our first week I was elected Head Student, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit gave a message to everyone based on Nehemiah and his rebuilding of the wall surrounding Jerusalem. I spoke about Gods desire to save the children in Birmingham from hell by building a spiritual wall, and the opposition that would rise up against such a work of Christ from various sources. Everyone was challenged and encouraged. However, they failed to respond.

These past years have shown my prophecy come true! Clearly, God had called me to take a message to Switzerland. One young lad gave his heart to Jesus after a week of patient Bible Study by me concerning the Gospel. How God got me to him is another miracle to be told.

God Strengthens My Faith in Jesus’ Power
I am no Moses, but I had in my role as Head Student entered a period of fasting in order to resolve certain difficulties. One evening I wanted to get away for some quite meditation but found the dark woods surrounding the Institute a bit scary.

The following morning I was awakened by the Holy Spirit and told to go to the top of a nearby Mountain, the Belchenflue. It was 2.00 am and very dark with gusty winds, as I walked through the forest I noticed that my life-long fear of the dark had gone.

As I stood alone on the high observation platform looking at the storm clouds and wondering why I was not getting wet, the Holy Spirit told me to look up into the night sky. I saw an opening in the clouds and the stars were shining clear and bright.

Then I clearly heard a voice say, “I can do anything!” I am sure God was talking about Himself as able to do anything, not me, though he operates through me.

It was a tremendous experience for me at a time of immense pressure. God blessed several of the students because of my going to Switzerland, and with some, the blessings are only now becoming visible to them. Please pray for the evangelism of children here in Birmingham. According to the CEF website, they have no Team in Birmingham.

God Knows the Future
The Rev. Ken Newton from Australia was to be a blessing to me for a second time with an unexpected message. In the years since, I have seen how marvellously God has worked through him!

His help this time came during a lesson when he called me and my wife out to the front and gave us a message that is hard to believe: God had given him a picture of my wife and I bound together with elastic bands. These were because we would become separated, but the bands would stretch and not allow us to be parted. Then the bands would bring us back together again. I was to give God first claim on my time – to be obedient – to allow Jesus complete ownership of me – to widen my vision of ourselves, which was too narrow – I was to use my Gifts and my Ministry would go around the world – Then God would raise us up nearer to Him. He placed his hand on my shoulder and I fell to the floor.

As I made my way back to my seat, I was staggering as if drunk.

Edit: Why would God give me these specific instructions if I was unable to follow them?
Yes, we have to wait on the Holy Spirit for the signs and wonders, but that does not mean we wait in Holy Idleness. Today we are near to seeing this prophecy fulfilled. Yes, I have made mistakes, what soldiers don’t. We all have to learn and often by our mistakes.


Soldiers don’t just go around in battle asking their Commander what to do. NO! They fight according to their Commanders orders. A true Christians Commander is the Lord Jesus Christ, following his Fathers will and operating through the Holy Spirit. Soldiers of Christ have to have the Holy Spirit’s POWER!

Only yesterday, 3rd July 2016, Wendy and I were discussing Birmingham Bible Institute 29 years after we were given the prophecy about our future.

Spiritual Warfare
I have a webpage and video about being a Soldier of Christ.

It would be profitable for you to see that it is a reality for you and for me. Whose side are you on?

This is a Link to my Testimony called Living with God and Defeating the Devil

Spiritual Warfare is about Christian reality not Churchianity fantasy!

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I have been a disciple of my Lord Jesus since the 1970's. Through my website I teach about Union with Christ as described in John 14:23.

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