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Interview with David Riffel

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This is true for a new generation radio and now the man who preached in 50 states and 50 days speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane. One of my favorite Bible verses is first Corinthians 1558 which says it concludes with this phrase your labor in the world is not in vain. Hi Alex McFarlane to welcome the truth for a new generation, the TNG radio broadcast only give that fuller verse in its context unit.

First, within 15 is all about the resurrection, and God had the power to raise the dead, and Jesus conquered the grave and first within 15 concludes with verse 58 is is, therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. For as much as you know your labor in the Lord is not in vain. I think about this if if Jesus can conquer the grave come out of the tomb alive.

Jesus can meet your needs. Jesus can work through you. You've got power that resurrection power and we are to be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord and we know that whether you sow a seed and share the gospel or intercede and pray for somebody or just love your family and maybe sometimes love that coworker who is unlovable and you're representing Jesus your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

The folks I wish you could see what I see right now because it is so beautiful in snow. Now it looks like Christmas out here and I'm at the campus of Karas Bible college where in the lobby which is so beautiful it's been my privilege to come out here and teach apologetics for number of years and with me is Dr. Dave Riffle who is involved in the apologetics program where I teach in the school of practical government and yeah Pike's Peak 14,110 feet above sea level. But Woodland Park here where Karas is and where you serve you and your wife live. That's 8500 feet correct and tell the people what you do with Karas Bible college while currently on the coordinator of the practical government school so we have numerous guest speakers like yourself command retired generals, retired Congressman teaching our students a biblical basis for government including David Barton and so many others that are just amazing amazing instructors and we've had a couple of our students run for U.S. Congress. So far, and we unsuccessfully so far and we have a couple more that will be running in this upcoming 2020 election will solicit may not know, and we had them on the program before the founder of Karas is my friend Andrew Womack that I'm sure you've seen on television and my goodness back in August.

It was my privilege to be on his show with him the gospel truth in the Dave I don't know that I've ever done any media that garnered as much response and I've been very blessed to do a lot of media, but when I was on with Andrew for an entire week back in August 2019, we God's correspondence literally from all 50 states. So God is working here, God is really using this in. I want to say thank you for allowing me to be one of your teachers. I loved, adhering teach and you and I've been fellowship in a little bit and and you said something a minute ago that really struck my heart often times in the church we say you know well, somebody needs to pray for America and lost people need to be evangelized in somebody somebody needs to do that and you and I were talking about how we often wait for quote somebody else to step up to the plate.

Or maybe we just say well you know God will take care of it and if I'm hearing you correctly, you believe God has a game plan for every believer to be on the front lines of this exciting thing called the Christian life and let's expand on that a little bit amen Alex, you know the Scripture, that just let my fire and that just went off like up inside my head was when I was reading one of Andrew Womack's books entitled God wants you well in which he quoted Jesus saying to the disciples in Luke 91.

I've given you authority and power over all demons and disease. Now my dad was a Baptist pastor. I knew a lot of the word that we had gone to churches. Now that believed in healing and yet I had never heard that scripture to my knowledge, although I'd read through the Bible before it just never hit me and at the time I was a chiropractor I serve 44 years as a chiropractor and it was in my 42nd year of practice that I read that book to say years ago and when I realize that we have authority over all demons and disease some other diseases being brought by demons or whether this is the natural because we have authority over and I began to pray for my patients. So the first one was a lady who had had a Masters degree in education.

Bright lady had been a patient for 30 years.

But in the last five years. She had gone through all seven stages of Alzheimer's disease to where she could no longer speak, read or write and in fact they had brought hospice into the home, but her husband being her only caregiver had to bring her with him when he came to my chiropractic office and I asked the husband is it okay if I pray for your wife to be healed from Alzheimer's slick that hurt, and so I commended demons to go. I found them. I commended Alzheimer's disease to go around the disease.

I release that life of Christ lived in me. I wasn't certain about their spiritual status, but I knew in me was that life that could heal her, just like Jesus ago and preach and tell them the kingdom of God is come nigh to you because it's inside of you and so three months after praying he had me to their home showed me where a caregiver would write a line of handwritten text show it to her. She would look at it mentally process it and then speak it back and then copy it in her own handwriting. Below that of the caregiver and so when they went back for a three month checkup with the Alzheimer's specialist he'd been hearing reports and he said to the husband. I have talked to my colleagues.

None of them had ever heard of like not get better from us, and yet my first prayer in my life with authority produce is states intentionally to come back and continue conversation with Dr. Dave Riffle Alex McFarlane with truth for new generation radio will back after this from. I am a watchman ministries use today's I am a watchman minute. One day Jesus asked his disciples, who do people say that I am, they replied, some say John the Baptist or Elijah or Jeremiah okay but who do you say that I am Simon Peter answered. You are the Christ, the son of the living God. That was a defining moment for Peter. His answer determined his future. The question today is who is Jesus to you.

Your answer will determine your eternal future. If to you. Jesus was among the greatest of men then celebrate his birthday and read about his life, but if to you. Jesus was the Christ, the son of the living God, then you must live for him. That's what a watchman visit I'm a for helps and resources people be faithful, be a watchman, I am a not afraid to ask hard questions we care about a lot of things. We are engaged in magazines on an online group of millennial's, brought together by a common goal to share truth apply Scripture and to get involved in are lost and hurting engage host discussions that help you apply worldview to your daily life engage you know Alex is writing for many years.

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Third World countries when you're on the mission field folks. You see God do things and we need that here in America and were on talk with Dr. Dave Riffle. He's one of the coordinators of the content here cares Bible college where it's been my privilege to come and teach for a number of years and up Dave before we get too much farther give the website for those that just give us thumbnail sketch of what Karis is and how people can find cares Bible and Karis is spelled CH a RIS and that comes from the Greek word which means gift or Grace Karas, and that also is the root word for charismatic and so Karas Bible has the Bible college website and a W stands for Andrew Womack ministries, which is the parent organization for the Bible college and you know it's been my privilege to come up here and teach. We've met students from all over America and all of the world and you regarding the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Dave I want you to finish the story about the woman that God begin to heal move Alzheimer's from your prayer because of that really is unprecedented and then then I want to talk about how every Christian, every Christian can be used by God to be a powerful voice of of light and truth and and we need that.

But before we resume your testimony about the patient, don't you think and in America with all of the formidable obstacles to the gospel.

Don't would you agree that we need a presence in the power and then anointing of the Holy Spirit that just is not known about and talked about enough. Amen.

You know before I had had this revelation about the authority that Jesus has given us as his disciples.

I had shared my faith with two fellow chiropractors, each of whom were on their deathbed, and I kinda had nothing to lose, you know, so I was in a safe environment when their lien under deathbed that I can talk to them about Jesus, but other than that I did not openly share my faith with people we talked about the weather and about the no common things, but I was not a person who has that passion and me to share my faith well after having seen the amazing results. This woman recovering from Alzheimer's disease, I determined that I was just going to offer the same gift of healing to anyone who would be willing and out of over 700 of my patients who I asked can I pray for your physical healing.

Not one of them said no every one was open to receive prayer for physical healing after prayer. Many of them were choked up, had tears you could hear from the sound of the voice that they had sensed the presence of God and about 1/4 of them would ask me questions about God and you could tell it was something to been in the back of her mind for a long time and they just been waiting for someone that they thought might be able to answer, so I would answer and it was usually simple and after I would answer I would ask them do you know what it is to be born again, and no one knew and I think the one person who can close as he says, isn't that when you see the light.

Well, yes, yes, that is. And so I would quote to them.

Romans 10 nine that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart. God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved, and I would explain that saved from eternal damnation that saved from being apart from God and people usually say that's it's that simple. Yet, you know, I'm amazed at how many people in America and listen. I love America I love the church but I'm amazed at how many people here and in the USA have not heard a clear explanation of the gospel and hadn't had to be born again and I really when in a Jesus of the fields are white under harvest. Don't say three months and then the harvest now today there's a harvest. I really believe that not you.

Amen. So as I would explain this to that, I would say well yes it is simple but you really have to mean that I said I'm going to help coach you with the words to say, but it needs to be a prayer from your heart. You have to mean it. And what's more, it's you have to make Jesus the Lord, you are no longer the boss. She is if he tells you something you're going to obey that and so during that half-year.

Until I was just so amazing that we decided to retire and come to Karas Bible College during the two and half years hundred and 39 of my patients chose to be born again. Hallelujah folks are you listening to this and listen. God wants you to be a witness to Dave God bless you eat out of the Bible says in Proverbs 1130 the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise to God's book value you are being very wise to lead out many people to Christ. Will you know it was just such a great offer. In fact, my patients owned a luxury car dealership. He was a very wealthy man. He didn't in his eyes didn't need God.

And so I had asked him once. If he knew what it was to be born again and he says oh I'm not religious, and I said that's not what I asked you I said you know what it is to be born again, he says oh I think I'm an atheist. Every time I pray nothing happens and I thought who would an atheist pray to. I don't think he's an atheist. I think he thinks he's an atheist and so I said well let me understand this on your part to be born again, you would be admitting that you are a sinner you would be turning away repenting from your sins, you would be receiving the forgiveness that Jesus paid for for your sins.

When he died on the cross and rose again for his part, God would guarantee you eternal life guarantees no condemnation. There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. He would supply all of your need. Rather, was a financial need where that's a need for healing. He would provide you with peace of mind. Peace between you and God. I said to me that sounds like a pretty good deal. He said that does sound like a pretty good deal and I said would you like to be born again, he said yes amen amen yeah what what we gotta take a quick break.

Folks don't go away when we come back, Dave Riffle and I are going to continue to talk about the power the Holy Spirit and I've said it. The American church must rediscover the supernatural. We wield power in the Savior for his glory and not for ours for his kingdom, not ours.

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But before we continue that conversation with Dr. Dave Riffle, I do want to remind everybody coming up the last truth for new generation conference of 2019 going to be in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 15, 16, it's great. I was just out there meeting with pastors and churches listed this Josh McDowell amazing defender of the faith evidence that demands a verdict and Erwin Lussier from Moody Church in Chicago.

He's got a brand-new book of the church in Babylon. How can we be the Christians, the salt and light in the 21st century, Ava Hamilton, the third from the American family radio network amazing and park my dear friend and talk of the restored hope network. She's going to be talking about how God delivered her out of lesbianism and incredibly articulate speaker, very polished, very persuasive, informative, and frankly, it may be a great encouragement to many of you out there if you've got people in your life that are struggling with sexual sin.

I think about the mausoleum.

Former Muslim Kemal Celine who's going to be there sharing how God brought him out of Islam and so be it. TMG in Cincinnati you can get complete information at mine website which is Alex Please pray, promote, and plan to attend and I want to continue our conversation now with Dr. Dave Riffle and you know before the break we were talking about the power the Holy Spirit and I've seen miracles to and domestically and internationally and let me just say do you think that in the American church maybe times will get desperate enough that we really will get on her face and crave a visitation from God is if you had a vision or a heartbeat for the church in America in relation to the Holy Spirit's power over that be Dave, I think there's two things that are paralyzing the church because I was a member of the paralyzed church. I didn't share my faith.

I just watched complacently. I expected the clergy to do their job if we wanted somebody get born again we bring them to church and they preach. Adam and now we see people born again shield filled with the Holy Spirit on a weekly basis in her own personal contacts in our home or as were on the road and so number one I believe that the idea of the sovereignty of God is a miss understanding of what God has actually equipped us to do. People will say well it happened so it must've either been God's will or he permitted it well if I had teenage son who I said were going out for the evening. I do not want you to take our cars second car under any circumstances. So while were gone. If you took that car got into a terrible accident killed another person would I have either permitted or allowed that to happen. No, neither I was vehemently against it, but my son in that case that fictitious case would have exercised his own free will to disobey me. Well, God has told us to take dominion over the earth to rule terrain to have authority when you read in Timothy about be a good soldier fight the good fight. We are in a war and God has given us authority and power. So think of this example, if a highway patrolman sits by the side of the room all day watching the radar detector go off and at the end of the day. He goes back and says to his Sgt. It is terrible out there. There are so many lawbreakers. The governor ought to do something about it. What you think the sergeant would say to him, he would say well that's what we deputized you exactly and that's why Jesus gave us authority and power over all demons and disease what you know I love that you're saying that day because a number of times we've we've preached and taught on a couple verses, you know, acts 18 you will receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you.

You be my witnesses. That's ability power, but do you know in Matthew 28, 18 to 20. Jesus gave the church authority power.

He said all authority in heaven and earth belongs to me and I send you forth, going to all nations make disciples some really glad you said that in Christians when we go out there were on God's turf.

This is God's world and he has Dave is not fair to say God has deputized us his church given us the authority to go forth and powerfully in Jesus's name. Amen. In that analogy of the policeman. His badge is his authority.

So in other words, if he says to a gunman come out and the gunmen doesn't come out. There's a SWAT team. There is eventually the National Guard that gunmen will come out. That's authority but he's also given him power. That's his weapon is authorized to use deadly force if necessary. And so Jesus gave us authority and power over all demons and disease so we can in the name of Jesus curse disease.

We can bind demons and disease. We can command them to go they must obey. So we have authority and we have power now Jesus disciples rejoice that even the demons were subject to them and they had healed the sick, and yet when he left he said you wait until you receive power and then you will be my witnesses. She wanted witnesses who were not only talking but demonstrating power over disease over demons over physical needs, and so when he gave us that authority and power.

Most people in the church. I believe think that's the ministers job or that's the missionaries job or the evangelist job know he said believers will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

We are authorized we just need to use the authority and we need the power that comes through the baptism of the Holy Spirit which came on the day of Pentecost. And it's still coming to those in Luke 11 he said if you earthly fathers know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask a man.

I remember when I was in Africa for the first time in a man had been bitten by a deadly snake.

I mean a bite of a black mamba or green mamba is just not survivable and they said quick let's pray and command him to live and after a minute of being sort of disoriented. He revived and many other things we could say but folks close with a quote from Philip Yancey of Christianity today.

Somebody asked Philip Yancey about why God does miracles in some parts of the world but not in America, and Philip Yancey said God goes where he's wanted and if we want God in power and presence and protection and victory, and we want souls saved and we want prodigal children brought back to Jesus and we want insoluble dilemmas resolved for God's glory. According to God's purposes. We've got to want to let the Lord have control of our nation.

The first we got to want to let the Lord have control of us. So go forth and remember your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Will talk further on the next broadcast TNG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarland ministry, PO Box 10231 is Borough, NC 27404. That's PO Box 10231, Greensboro, NC 27404 call us at 877 yes, God one.

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