MARTIN CHEMNITZ PRESS
A MIGHTY FORTRESS LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Gregory L. Jackson, Ph.D.
6421 W. Poinsettia Drive
Cancel Your Dental Appointments, the Holy Spirit Does Teeth Now!
I was revving up my Internet speed-up program, NetSonic
Pro, when I tried out Pastor Robert Rhyne’s website and links. He was very big
in Church Growth in WELS. WELS CG leader Paul Kelm loved the Rhyne paper on
sanctification so much that he Xeroxed it and sent it out for others to read.
The paper was 100% Reformed. Rhyne calls himself a charismatic now, has an
independent church, and works with the LCMS Pentecostal group RIM. You can find
these links at the Bethany site.
So I was pro-loading pages, to
make them work better, when I found this link to the Toronto Pentecostals at
the Grace, Waukegan (die Rhyne Lehre site). http://www.tacf.org/
Here is the story, which also has
pictures! If God heals something else, will we get color photos? I hope not.
Look for some serious links at the end of the tooth story.
GOLD TEETH MAKE THEIR MARK ON TORONTO
On Wednesday evening, March 3, during TACF’s
Intercession Conference, a new dimension of the Holy Spirit’s presence fell,
this time in healing power and signs and wonders. Two women from Capetown,
South Africa testified before the nearly 4,000 conference attendees that their
father had received a gold filling while watching a video of John and Carol
Arnott’s meeting at the Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria, South Africa in
February, where several people had reported receiving gold fillings. After
their testimonies, John Arnott asked everyone who needed healing or a touch
from God on their mouths, necks, jaws, teeth or gums or who wanted to ask God
to supernaturally fill their teeth to stand. Almost everyone stood to their
feet and prayed.
Within moments approximately twenty people
began to stream to the altar reporting that gold teeth had miraculously
appeared in their mouths immediately after prayer. As the service continued the
number of those receiving miraculous touches in their mouths began to increase
dramatically. Some attendees were testifying to the color of their amalgam
fillings changing to gold.
By the next day, the air of expectancy in
the conference began to escalate dramatically. By the Friday evening service,
over 100 people gathered in the cafeteria adjoining the sanctuary to fill out
testimony forms answering specific questions about the miraculous changes
taking place in their mouths. As the conference attendees, including a
professional dental hygienist from Germany, shone penlights on each others
teeth, many reported observing changes in the metallic composition of the
fillings taking place before their eyes. The room was filled with people in
awe. Some were shouting and gasping and others were falling under the power.
By Saturday night, 198 people stood in front
of the platform testifying to miraculous changes taking place in their mouths.
Many of them reported the sudden appearance of gold overlaying teeth formerly
covered by amalgam fillings and white porcelain caps. Others reported gradual
changes occurring in the color of their fillings and healings of diseases of
the mouth. In several mouths, gold work obviously done by dentists was
juxtaposed beside brand new, shiny teeth completely overlaid with gold entirely
different in appearance to the man-made dental work. The supernaturally overlaid
teeth appeared as though they had been freshly painted with pure gold leaf.
Incredibly, the sides of some of the gold teeth even appeared to be etched with
designs, one with a lily and several with crosses.
One woman who had suffered for years with
swollen gums as a result of gingivitis reported that her gums had returned to
normal and that by Saturday only a tiny red spot remained in the roof of her
On Sunday evening more people testified to
receiving gold fillings in place of amalgam. One woman from Idaho testified
that she asked God to put a sign in her mouth as He was doing for others. He
gave her the scripture, Psalm 34, "His praise shall continually be in my
mouth." As John Arnott laid hands on her mouth after the Sunday morning service,
her previously gray amalgam fillings began to change appearance. All who looked
in her mouth saw the fillings change to delicate, yellow florentine gold.
Pictures of the gold teeth may be accessed
at Toronto’s web site address, <www.tacf.org>. As individuals downloaded
these pictures, and all over the world people showed them to others, the same
miracle began to break out in other locations. Calls were coming in from
England as well as cities in the US and Canada reporting the supernatural
appearance of new gold teeth and fillings.
The supernatural appearance of the gold
teeth in people’s mouths has been widely reported for several years in
Argentinean revival meetings. In fact, their appearance has become so
commonplace that some evangelists there refuse to allow testimony of those
receiving fewer than three in one meeting.
All those who came to the altar were
exhorted to go home and make appointments with their dentists to verify the
changes and validate the miracles taking place. In our next issue, we will report
further on the results of these miracles and their professional confirmations.
In the meantime, other healings began to
break out as the faith level at the conference rose. One woman threw her back
brace across the platform and began to bend over, touch her toes and run across
the stage screaming, "I don’t need this anymore; I’m healed." Another
wheelchair-bound faithful member of TACF reported being able to touch his toes
for the first time in his life.
On Sunday morning Paul and Elaine Morris of
Cincinnati, Ohio testified holding their two-year-old daughter Rebekah. In
September the Morrises had brought their daughter to TACF to receive prayer.
Rebekah had been diagnosed at age 12 months with Hepatitis C, an incurable
liver disease. Her mother reported that she had passed the disease on to her
daughter during pregnancy.
After Rebekah received prayer, the Morrises
returned home to Cincinnati. On October 26, 1998, they went back to the doctor
to receive the results of tests taken on Rebekah after their trip to TACF. The
doctor reported that there was no longer any trace of the Hepatitis C virus in
her bloodstream and that she was completely healed.
Paul Morris, Rebekah’s father, tearfully
thanked the Lord Jesus Christ publicly. Elaine Morris, Rebekah’s mother, still
suffers from the illness but received prayer on Sunday. "When we were here
the first time, there was no way I could ever ask for healing for myself,"
she said. "I just needed Rebekah to be healed so much that my healing
wasn’t even an issue."
The outbreak of new signs and healing
miracles gave rise to speculation that a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit
has begun, and that the River has risen to a new level. Prophetic voices at the
conference and throughout the US and Canada were phoning in interpretations to
the events. "It’s a sign that a new filling has begun," some said.
Others quoted the scripture, "Open your mouth wide, and I will fill
it." Still others remembered, "Buy of me gold, refined in the
fire…" Sue Mitchell, one of the conference speakers, interpreted the
appearance of gold in the mouths of believers as a sign of the gospel being
preached and the end-time harvest beginning. All of these are undoubtedly true.
But John Arnott’s characteristically gracious interpretation may be the most
accurate. "I just believe God loves people and wants to bless them."
Report by: Melinda Fish
From Spread the Fire, 1999 issue 2
On a more serious note, Pastor
Mark Ochsankehl has great links to Luther material on his site: http://www.foxberry.net/markox/search.html
If you want to speed up web
searches, because we all prefer certain sites, get this speed up program. I
liked it enough to buy the Pro version. http://www.netsonic.com/
However, I mentioned Intermute
before. That really messed me up for a time. I was in such a fix that my son
had to bail me out (again!) and tell me why Netscape was confused after being
bitten by Intermute. The point of Intermute is to banish banners, but I did not
like it. And its effects lingered after I uninstalled it.