Monday, December 23, 2013

Equipping for Spiritual Warfare

These days there is a real hunger for the "Paranormal".  Just cruise the cable guide and the endless array of these tv shows. These descriptions from the enemy can be quite confusing when ministering outside the church walls. Mike Norton, the author of "A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - power to PULL the IMPOSSIBLE from the HEAVENLY REALM", founder of M16 Ministries, will give personal experiences and in-depth training on how to bring freedom to individuals who are trapped in this deception. You will not want to miss out on this supernatural ministry training!

Mike will be presenting an advance class on Equipping for Spiritual Warfare. This class will provide material not commonly found in popular Christian deliverance books.

In this session, you will be equipped to:
  • Provide on-going pastoral care for severely demonized individuals.
  • Understand why the current church methods of deliverance are ineffective with Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) survivors.
  • Identify and understand the difference between a demon and a human part (dissociation).
  • Learn what early church mystics understood about mystical phenomena -and the relevance in ministry today.
  • Be ready for blessing a house that is haunted (spiritually infested).
  • Separating spiritual attachments from those involved in a haunting.
  • Know your spiritual boundaries in the heavenly realms.
  • Understand the heavenly hierarchies identified by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians.

Yes, it's going to be a loaded class! Come learn from the ministry team that fights at the fore front of spiritual warfare! You won't want to miss these sessions on spiritual warfare!

A quick note, when Mike attended the Southern California's Roman Catholic's Christ Triumphant Exorcist Conference (August 2012), he observed the number of priests in attendance who were baffled at a level of spiritual warfare never before presented to them. It was completely skipped over in seminary school. From Mike's experience at the conference, and his observation of the spiritual hunger for information with the Roman Catholic clergy, at the SCRC exorcist conference, he put together this session material on supernatural ministry in spiritual warfare. 

Event Details:


Twin View Campus
936 Twin View Blvd.
Redding Ca, 96001

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Friday 17:            doors open at 6 pm.
                            session 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday 18:      doors open at 8:30 am.
                          session 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

There will be a break for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm where food will be provided for puchase on site.

Pre-registration is $30. Registration at the door is $40.


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Event Organizer:

This event is being hosted by Bob and Kimberly Johnson Ministries.
Have questions about the event? Contact Bob and Kimberly Johnson Ministries.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Curse Breaking in Haiti

This past week I had the absolute pleasure to minister with some awesome men of God, from New Hope Evangelical, from Orange City, Iowa. George and Eric Rankin led the team, including Eric's teenage son, William, Joel Leusink, Effiong Bassey, and yours truly. It was an incredible group of men and there was some great Holy Spirit synergy during the prayer sessions we had. Thank you gentlemen for inviting me out to minister with you. We stayed at a facility in Haiti, at the United Christian's International, run by Pastor Jean Jean (pronounced Jon Jon)  and his wife, Christie.

This vblog contains video of curse breaking I was involved with on the first day, boots on the ground in Haiti.


Rev. Mike

For more information on curse breaking, read our book on spiritual warfare.

A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - the Power to PULL the IMPOSSIBLE from the HEAVENLY REALMS

Monday, October 28, 2013

Night Strike Supernatural Ministry October 25 2013

What Would You do if I Came to Your Church -and Wore my Wedding Dress?

I am jumping ahead of myself here. But I think this was the title of the evening that unfolded last Friday night, October 25, 2013. Bob and Kimberly Johnson ministries brought a street ministry team down from Redding, Ca. With our Night Strike leaders and the team from BKJM we probably had about 30 people in all out on the streets with us.

On this particular evening my team I was on was attempting to leave the plaza at Felton and Hyde, only God kept sending the people to us. Sometimes He does this to us, He sends His kids into the plaza to meet us. We were swamped with people from the streets coming in wanting supplies and some good prayer over them. We had one individual who came in, they didn't want ministry, I believe at first they wanted to mock us. This individual, I am going to name, Claire, for this blog, not their real name, is a transvestite. Claire came into our group with the preconceived notion that we believe she is predestined to go to hell. And mocked us at first for our beliefs. Enough things had happened to Claire - by church going non-Holy Spirit convicted bigots, that she had every right to feel the way she did about Christians. You could feel the uneasiness in Claire being around us.There was a defensive reflex or posture.

What threw Claire off guard, and I believe, help put her at ease, was our immediate acceptance of who she was. In fact, I believe the demeanor of Claire changed quickly. We were only out on the streets to share the Father's love to every person who was specially invited by the God most High. Tonight, it was Claire who was to be our guest of honor for the evening. On a typical Night Strike night, our teams walk around and minister to people we find on the streets, sleeping in door ways or looking for shelter. Rarely, do we have people join with us.

On this night it was a divine appointment, we started breaking the ice with Claire.  Clarie started opening up with some incredible show tunes. She had an incredible voice and then we found out Claire was a professional performer.  We didn't get off to the streets right away, the Holy Spirit was still sending us a bunch of people to minister to at the plaza. Claire hung out and observed us, while she sang some incredible show tunes. We were blown away. As the masses of people dwindled in coming to us we decided to move out to the streets. Claire asked if she could accompany us. We answered yes, by all means. Claire, and another individual, that regularly comes to the plaza, decided to walk with us. Claire was particularly interested in me. One, because I looked her straight in the eyes when I spoke to her, and two, I didn't have an agenda to convert her or say the salvation prayer.  The main interest Claire had in me was that I was a pastor. I am a pastor of no church, I am a pastor of an open air church and a pastor of people who were kicked out of church because they are demonized. That sums up my ministry.

So off our team went, Night Strike leaders, Tina, Mary, and myself, with BKJM ministers, Hannah, Matt, and Melissa. We had a couple of others, but I forgot who was with us. As we walked, I began to notice that Claire had dissociative identity disorder. This is something that comes from severe childhood trauma and causes the brain to consciously dissociate into different people, if you will. There was a spiritual side to all of this too. When Claire would dissociate back to Eric, a spirit would identify itself as Jezebel. "Hi, I am Jezebel. Do you know who I am in the Bible?" I wanted to answer, "Yes. My name is Elijah, do you remember me?" But the Holy Spirit directed me not to do so. Only to make sure that Claire received supernatural love and attention from the Father, her true creator. As we walked, Claire, sprung up show tunes, like she was an endless well of music. She's a worshipper in spirit you could tell. One time, she grabbed my arm, wrapped hers around mine, and she asked me where do I pastor? I told her this is where I pastor. She asked me what else do you do? I told her that I am a pastor and a minister to those were fractured very young by severe and repeat sexual trauma by adults or were used in rituals.

Claire, dissociated again, and told me she was Mary Magdalene, from the cult of Mary. It lasted for a few seconds, and then Eric, appeared and talked to me. Eric told me how he went through horrible abuse by his father. When Claire returned, she was amazed she shared that with me. She wanted to know where I worked with the people I ministered with.

It was an amazing and seemingly quick hour and a half walk with Claire. Claire was always amazed at how I looked into her eyes to speak to her directly. She started to warm up to me. My favorite part of this evening is when we stood in the park in front of the mayors office and she taught me how to sing show tunes. We went line by line with a Sammy Davis Jr. song, Falling Star, I believe. And I was taught the proper inflections - if that is what you call it. I am not a singer, but there was so much goofiness with the true spirit inside Claire, you just wanted to have fun and sing along with her.

I think Claire mingled with everyone in our group and really loved the ministry we were doing. She observed us praying for healing for some people. We never pressured her with any theology. I know this freaks out the old schoolers. But God is a big God and he is capable of wooing his children. We must make sure we are in tune to what the Father's will is -at this moment!

As we wrapped up our night, Claire asked me flat our where I went to church. I told her where I go to church. She asked me, "can I take BART and come to your church?"

I said, "by all means."

Then she asked, "will you let me come to your church if I wear a wedding dress?"

 I told her," yes, but you better sit next to me so I can protect you. Not all churches are that ready for your caliber of people."

 She laughed. I think she saw I was sincere when I answered she could come and I would protect her. Claire did a lot of looking back into my eyes and my soul. After that conversation she broke out into some classic Willy Wonka show tunes which were phenomenal. It was a crazy night.

At the end of our ministry walk with the team, we ended back up at the plaza. Claire asked me if I saw auras. She perceived we were walking in the supernatural. I told her I don't see auras, I see pictures of people. The pictures come from God. One other minister from the team was with me, Melissa. I waited on the Holy Spirit to give me a picture of Claire. I won't say what I saw. It was all very positive and loving. It was meant only to be shared with Claire. I am just the messenger. Likewise, Melissa gave Claire a word. It was simple ministry from God, the creator. No theology, just notes of love and how much Claire's creator loves her.

At the end of the evening, Claire ended up spending more time with the group as we went to for some local fast food. I believe at the end of the evening Claire was comfortable enough for Hannah and Matt to pray over her.

As we live in a time, where the prince of the air waves wants to paint Evangelicals as the cult of Westborro, is your Jesus big enough to allow Claire, in her wedding dress, into your church? Will you love this person? Or will this person get devoured by the circling sharks in your own church? Our ministry is reconciliation.

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  2 Corinthians 5:18-21

Rev. Mike
Night Strike

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

M16 Ministries Hearing God 101

As I was shooting video for the VBLOG today I came across old video on the camera sandisk that was shot last Spring. Pastor Jimi Merrell and I put on a Prophetic Bootcamp - a 4 hour crash course in prophetic ministry. Here is an excerpt on that class. I open with discussions on mystical theology concepts, from Saint Teresa of Avila, on hearing God -  (latin locutio) locutions and the different ways we hear and feel God's presence. This was the intro portion of the course.

Addendum 10/03/13:
I wrote this blog on the eve (10/02/13) of a prophetic message spreading through the Internet and social media that God is going to execute judgment on Northern California with an earthquake. The prophecy was for Oct 3, or today as I add this addendum. Since my blog is on hearing God. I wanted to pipe in on what I am hearing. The only earthquake that s happening today are number of people scrambling in fear about this false prophecy. FEAR. It is a spirit of fear. The spirit of prophecy was poured out on all of us. Those of you who didn't check with God and checked with man - Shame on you. This is also a good hearing exercise to ask God about this prophecy, ask him, "Is this real?" I write this early AM on Oct 3 and I have a pretty comfortable feeling in the spirit I will be here Oct 4. As will Northern California.

Rev. Mike

For further reading on the topic,
A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - the Power to PULL the IMPOSSIBLE from the HEAVENLY REALMS

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

M16 Ministries VBLOG on Divination Thursday September 26 2013

M16 Ministries VBLOG for Thursday September 26, 2013

Is divination the same as a prophetic gift?

M16 Divination VBLOG Thursday September 26 2013 from Michael Norton on Vimeo.

Session notes.

Quoted sources:
Divination in the Bible

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 Spiritism is Forbidden
“When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. 14 For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so.

 Not everyone in the OT was a prophet. It was a special position assigned by God.
15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. 16 This is according to all that you asked of the Lord your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.’ 17 The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well. 18 I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 21 You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.

For further reading on the topic,
A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - the Power to PULL the IMPOSSIBLE from the HEAVENLY REALMS


Rev. Mike

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Night Strike Supernatural Ministry September 13 2013

One of my favorite days of doing ministry is always on Friday the 13th. For most people it is a taboo day of self-expectant bad luck. I love this day because God loves to mock taboo especially Friday the 13th. God seems to really cut loose on this cyclic calendar date. For some time I had been praying to be released into sending Night Strike teams back into the Mission District. As I purchased food and drove it over to Mary S, for her team to prep, I was having a conversation with Jesus in my car. Jesus had a plan and I was to take a Night Strike team and return a Night Strike presence in the Mission district of San Francisco. TONIGHT!

In the evening, as the team leaders met up at our IN-N-Out Burger carpool location, it turns out that Mary S was the first to volunteer to be on the team to go out tonight. What Mary didn't realize was that I was given confirmation to GO tonight. Mary asked me if she needed anyone who spoke Spanish to go with me to the Mission. My eyes lit up and I was elated. "Yes!", I responded to Mary. I need you. There is a large Latino Spanish speaking base in the Mission, and as you'll read on in this blog. Mary's bi-lingual skills were a huge plus for us in the Mission. I told Mary we were going into the Mission tonight. I had prayed for sometime to be released back into this. So when THEE commander and chief gives the green light. We're deploying.

In the city, when we met up at the statue (Felton & Hyde) and were ready to be deployed, the team was comprised of, myself, Adrienne P, her friend Piquette (sorry if I butchered your name), Bruce R, Mary S, and Bobby L. The other Night Strike teams maintained their presence and ministered in the Tenderloin (the TL) and Market St. There was a little excitement and energy from the beginning. This was an expeditionary trip for the team. We were loaded up with sandwiches, food, bags of juice, and I had in my bag a ton of socks, cups, 2 gallons of Apple Juice. We were loaded down for this expedition. We descended into the BART station at Civic and bought our round trip tickets for $4 (it was actually $3.50, but I think we bought $4 tickets). We all purchased our tickets and the mission for God to the Mission was afoot (stole that line from Sherlock Holmes, catchy though, huh?).

We probably waited in the BART tube for 12 minutes for our train. The trip was less than 5 minutes to the next station. Which would have been a 45-minute to an hour walk from our Civic base. Not counting ministry time, if we stopped to minister we would never make it there at all. The BART took us directly to 16th and Mission and the Holy Ghost put us to work immediately. I think no sooner than we popped up out of the station we were ministering to all the people around us.

One woman in particular we had a powerful encounter with, only a few minutes after we started ministry. A woman approached Adrienne and Piquette, and these ladies started praying with her. She told us her name was Michelle, as Adrienne prayed over Michelle, Michelle was overcome by the Holy Spirit. She then divulged to us her name was Rosha. That so much evil happens to her here she doesn't use her real name. She uses her street name Michelle. Michelle wanted us to pray over her using her real name to Jesus, Rosha. So we did. After Adrienne finished her powerful prayer over Rosha. The Holy Spirit had me speak some words INTO Rosha about who she is. Rosha started weeping. When the encounter was over, I think Bruce, or Mary, gave Rosha this turquoise hand knitted cap. As we walked about Mission that night we saw Rosha from a far with her turquoise knitted beanie.

From the BART station we sauntered down a street with state run hotels. We came across a little Latino church with its front doors open and their praise and worshiping was pouring out on the streets. I think it was this church, unbeknownst to them, who was keeping an open heaven for us in the Mission. Outside, in front of the church, there was this sweet little old Latino lady frying up thin steaks. They had better food then we did, and the old lady wouldn't budge for a trade deal. Bruce and I tried. The little lady almost enticed Bruce and I to stay, she had some good food on her little electric griddle. She was cooking for the people coming to the church. Again, I truly believe it was their worship keeping an open heaven for us out there in their neighborhood.

In our walk, we ended up at the Bus depot across from the BART station, Mary S and Bruce observed some malicious activity to a drunk homeless man. Mary S had our group make its presence known. I approached the men like I was going in for ministry. We could have been, we weren't 100% sure what was going on. Mary S came in behind me and started a conversation in Spanish with them. It was awesome having Mary S on our team and her language skillz. We could now communicate and have a bi-lingual presence. The only Spanish word of the conversation I understood was AGUA. The men told Mary nothing was going on. Anyhow, Mary got the situation under control. WE still feel what was going on was malevolent. But we couldn't do much else.

From there we crossed the street, and it was this encounter with a homeless woman that setup the chain of divine events for the evening. There we met a Latino (I think she said she was from Nicaragua) woman named Mary. I believe it was a Latino version of Mary. I can't remember, but it was Mary none the less. Our group spoke with Mary and she gave us the old line, "don't pray for me now because I am sinning and drinking." Mary seemed pretty sober, and we stopped and ministered with her. Then as we were leaving, I asked Mary where the homeless people were at, she directed us to go to Cap St. Many of the old buildings where the homeless slept, like the old derelict theaters I remembered, were now restored and put to use. One such theater, across from Burger King, which was a homeless camp, was now restored and running a Latino film festival.

On Mary's advice we went back over to Cap St. It was here we had another really powerful encounter for the evening. We came across two gentlemen, Andre and John, who were in the alley on Cap St. We gave them our sandwiches and goods. We were still packing in a lot of stuff, each of us.

As we handed out our goods, Adrienne started a conversation with John and asked them if there was anything she could pray for him about. John said, "Yes!". He needed a job! Adrienne prayed with John and brought heaven down to earth for John in a powerful prayer. I was caught up in the tsunami of heaven coming down and God gave me a vision, in the midst of the prayer, of John painting apartments, lots of them, with a paint roller. When Adrienne finished praying and I finished the download, I asked John if he worked in apartment maintenance and if he painted apartments. I saw him painting and renovating apartments and that there would be a job break through in this area. John looked at me for a moment, his hand raised up and clutched his heart, and he just weeped. He mustered up the strength to share with us that he is a maintenance man for apartments and that he was looking for work in this area. The Holy Spirit just came crashing into John and it was powerful. John had no doubt he was having a Jesus encounter right there in an alley in the Mission district.

When John came back to us a minute or two later from his encounter. The Holy Spirit shifted over to Andre his friend. I think it was Mary S who spoke with Andre and prayed with him. God gave me a vision that Andre was physically and spiritually tired. And that his whole life he felt like a salmon swimming up stream. It was time to rest in the Lord and listen to the plan He had for Andre. Andre confirmed it was true and that he wanted to be a pastor all his life. He said he was young and he would preach but no one would listen. I told him now he was older, like a father with wisdom, and the young men will listen to you because your life's journey and hardships are in your eyes. When you speak into them now, they'll know you're not BSing them because they will be able to see your wisdom and your life walk in your eyes.

Andre commented he still wanted to be a pastor. I told him he needed to hook up with Pastor Evan who leads the homeless church on Sundays at 16th and Mission. Andre said he attends that church sometimes. What I heard from the Holy Spirit at that moment, and shared with Andre, was that it was time to meet Jesus half-way and speak with Pastor Evan. Andre agreed. Adrienne or maybe it was Mary S, asked Andre to pray for us and bless us. Andre was reluctant at first but he blessed us. I think we all felt in the spirit it was an activation prayer for Andre to come alive and pursue his destiny.

We left the encounter and headed back out of Cap St. Mary S was touched in the spirit that we needed to return to the woman Mary, we met earlier. Share with her, the divine appointments we had because, our new friend, Mary had pointed us to Cap St. We headed back over to Mary, who was camped in a doorway with her friend, across from the bus depot.

Night Strike team member, Mary S, shared with homeless Mary our encounters. You could see, our new friend, Mary's eyes just beacon and start to tear up. Homeless Mary shared with, our Night Strike, Mary S she had some things going on. With that queue I stepped out of the encounter because I felt it was private. Mary S to Mary. Bruce and I walked down and gave two homeless men some sandwiches. When I returned and joined up with Adrienne P, our new friend Mary, was embracing Mary S and weeping. And this was the same Mary who didn't want us praying for her about an hour earlier because she felt her sin of alcohol and drugs wouldn't allow the presence of God. Heaven came crashing to earth again once more.

All I can say was I didn't see Friday the 13th at all on the streets. It's over rated! What I saw was the heavenly Father come crashing through in this human condition of our bodily existence. And coming against the scars and wounds of the flesh. This was an exciting expedition and re-launch of Night Strike's presence in the Mission. I am so glad I acted on God's request to return here. I would have missed all these powerful encounters. To me it felt like old school Night Strike. You could feel yourself immersed in the spiritual darkness and strongholds of the flesh. Despite what Satan thought he had as a stronghold - Jesus would come crashing through.

Bobby L was the Mission leader for the night. He showed us the ways to n avigate the BART system and to get our crew to and from the Civic center. Everyone on our team had a powerful encounter. I know I left stuff out. But I only told the re-cap through my eyes and what I witnessed.

And that's the way it was. Night Strike Friday the 13th. September 2013.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Night Strike Supernatural Ministry July 26 2013

Better late than never. I know. I am getting ready for Night Strike ministry for this Friday August 09, 2013, and I am just getting around to documenting NS from July 26, 2013. Well, it's been one of those months. We have been blessed with favor and having Mary S. and an incredible group of people prepare some fabulous food to bring to God's children on the streets. Mary's team prepared sandwich wraps, which were an incredible and immediate hit on the streets. We had a great turnout of people for our July 26, 2013 Friday Night Strike. I think we sent out about 5 teams of 8-10 people on this evening. I went out on Sonia P's team. And she was led by the Spirit and took us to different places on the streets in and around Bill Graham Center and the Tenderloin. On one of our stops I had the pleasure to minister with Andrea B, who had a great prophetic word for a woman we encountered on the streets. That's what we're all about it isn't about the sandwiches and socks we hand out. Although, those are needed and highly desired for the homeless on the streets. It's the God encounters that happen on the streets. The prophetic words, word of knowledge, and healing each Night Strike Team brings to the streets. While we were in the TL a gentleman, named Clarence, decided to walk with us. Sonia ministered to Clarence and they had a powerful chat on life changing transitions Clarence was going through. The cool thing about this conversation is that I was oblivious to it and in the back of the group. Diana G. and I were ministering to people we encountered as we were walking the streets. At the end of the evening, Clarence had walked all the way back with us to the statue at Hyde and Felton. My wife Lisa, closed in prayer and she said a blessing over Clarence. As my wife prayed, I was given a prophetic picture of Clarence standing in a brightly lit transit bus. I could hear God clearly say it was a transit bus. I then shared the picture I got with Clarence as we were still in a group praying. I told Clarence God gave me a picture of him, standing in a transit bus, and it was brightly lit. I told him, the transit bus was literal and that he was in transition. The brightness of the lights in the bus were a confirmation that God was with him as he made these life changes. At that moment, Clarence just looked at me wide eyed. "That's amazing!" He said. He took a moment to process what I had said. Which was good. Because it was impacting to Clarence and it shook him. Which was clear by his stare at me and his body language. Sonia started laughing. Clarence look's over at Sonia. That's exactly what we were just talking about. Only I wasn't in the conversation or anywhere around it. Clarence looked up at the sky and cupped his hands thanking God. That's what Night Strike is all about. Bringing encounters to God's people on the streets! BY the way. Bob Johnson. The Founder of Night Strike has a published a book which documents a lot of early history of Night Strike.
Love Stains
Some history of Night Strike is also in my book, and the beginnings of M16 Ministries, from Night Strike.
A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - the Power to PULL the IMPOSSIBLE from the HEAVENLY REALMS

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Night Strike 05-10-13 Supernatural Ministry in San Francisco

Friday May 10, 2013 logged another incredible night on the streets of San Francisco with Night Strike. The weather was absolutely gorgeous with a hint of "San Francisco cold". We had about 40 people out with us on the streets from various churches in the bay area. We had the Rock from Roseville young adult group out with us too on this evening. Incredible group of young people who weren't afraid to dive right in and pray and minister in the prophetic.

It was an great night right from the start. Night Strike got to breakout it's newly donated sound system. What a difference a microphone makes in addressing groups of people and praying from the UN Plaza. It was definitely a step up over projecting the ol'voice. From the UN Plaza we shipped out 6 teams to go in directions that were led by the Holy Spirit.

The team I led headed in the direction of Polk street and we just navigated the streets and alleys as led by the Holy Spirit. The team encountered some men sitting in a small parking lot. A little bit of prophetic ministry and a whole lot of praying broke out.

After the above, pictured encounter, with Pastor Marco, ministering at the parking lot, my team progressed up Polk St. We encountered a familiar face, one of the alley residents, Bee. As we engaged in conversation with Bee, it didn't take long before God showed up and took over the encounter.  Team members, Charde and Jose, started praying and the word of knowledge was flowing. Charde received word of knowledge about Bee's back hurting her during her prayer ministry.

Bee looked up at Charde and her eyes filled with amazement about the knowledge of the back pain. Charde prayed for Bee as Jose layed hands on her back and silently prayed in unity with Charde. When the prayer session finished, Bee was just ecstatic about the word of knowledge. Bee reported that the pain in her back was leaving her and she was getting a healing from her back pain.

Our crew proceeded farther up Polk and encountered another old friend of Night Strike friend, Kenny. Kenny wanted to relay a message to an old Night Strike team member Elyssa, "Kenny says hi!".

From Polk St were led in the Spirit to go over to the Tenderloin. Many times we just follow up Polk St and minister up there. This night we felt in the Spirit we were being tugged into the Tenderloin. We ended up at a street corner in Leavensworth that turned out to be a Holy Spirit divine location. We remained at this street corner and prayed for people for well over 45 minutes.

People just kept coming to us for ministry. And we ran out of supplies to hand out the first 15 minutes we were at this corner. It was phenomenal. Powerful praying was going on and there were grown men weeping from their encounters with God. As our time was up, we had a hard time leaving the Tenderloin, the encounters just kept happening as we were returning to the plaza.

Upon returning to the plaza for the end of the evening, nearly all teams were reporting prophetic encounters that led to physical healings.  It was one of those phenomenal nights on the streets where the Holy Spirit just breaks loose with a plan to heal his children. An incredible night of supernatural ministry!

A BIG huge thank you goes out to all the young people who made the sandwiches for our teams to hand out. Night Strike begins early in the morning for me when I drop off the supplies and see the excitement in the students eyes. It's your hard work and your devotion that is immensely appreciated - and beyond words! Thank you Mary for organizing these incredible young men and women.

If you're interested in ministering on a Night Strike come on out to the UN Plaza. We go out on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. We start at 8:30PM.

M16 Ministries is sponsoring the San Francisco Bay School Power and Lover. Come get trained to minister on the streets or in any environment. June 19-22. Todd White, Bob Hazlett, and Tom Ruotolo will be the instructors. An incredible line up for training supernatural ministers.

Rev. Mike
Night Strike

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

San Francisco Bay School of Power and Love June 19-22

One of our passions at M16 Ministries is equipping the saints and getting them out of the church. Outside the church is where kingdom building begins. M16 Ministries is sponsoring the San Francisco Bay School of Power and Love for June 19-22.

Come learn your about the skills and gifts God placed inside each and every one of you. Learn how to step outside yourself and minister to others.

School of Power and Love is an incredible 4-day hands on school that is invaluable in equipping you. This is a 4 day session  that takes place both inside the walls of the church and outside. Online registration is $60 per person when registering before May 22. It is $100 per person after the May 22 registration deadline.

Featured teachers are Bob Hazlett, Todd White, Tom Ruotolo, and Jeremiah Grube.

Date: June 19-22, 2013

The hosting church is
Valley Christian Center
7500 Inspiration Drive
Dublin, Ca 94568

Online Registration:
Full School (all 4 days) Early Bird Registration: Until May 22, 2013 — $60.00
Full School (all 4 days) Regular Rate Registration: May 23 to June 14, 2013 — $80.00
Full School (all 4 days) At the Door Registration: $100.00
Per Session Rate: For those who can only attend part of the school, the rate will be:
$25 per morning session
$25 per afternoon session
$50 per day

There is no advanced registration for individual sessions. These will be available at the door only, space permitting.

Student Discount: Full time students can register at $15.00 off each full school rate above or $5.00 off the per session rate. You will need to show your Student ID when you arrive or you will be charged $15 at the door.

Evening Sessions: No charge and open to the Public. An offering will be taken.

Financial Assistance: If you honestly cannot afford this school and would like to attend, please click here to apply for financial assistance.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Service at the Oil Church in San Francisco

My home away from home church is the Free Evangelic Church. It was one of those liberating Sundays for me to sneak out and go to the Oil Church, as it is informally known as, in San Francisco. Located in the Mission District neighborhood in the city, the church has an indiscriminate front which is easily missed when looking for the building. Today, I got to slip out with the Scooby gang, my sons Matt, and Joshua, and with us were Andrea and Devon and Luke. The Oil Church earned it's name by the manifestation of oil that occurs during church service. For the past 60 years or so, the Free Evangelical Church of San Francisco, gets regular visitations, by 650 angels during the gospel service.

Many long time attendees of the Free Evangelic have Bibles that looked like they were left out in the rain. Which they weren't, of course. The Bibles are saturated with Holy Oil that manifests when the angels enter the church service. Shown below, is my personal Bible, which was anointed, during a visit back in May of 2011.

One particular visit, last year, during worship, oil started manifesting on the preaching podium. The Holy Spirit manifested with the angels and left physical evidence with the anointing oil. Most typical visits, oil will manifest in the window sills and on the baptistry.

In the picture above, you can see a closeup photograph of the oil manifesting on the baptistry.The shiny wet splotches in the picture show the oil manifestation taken place. The past several times I have been at the church you can feel the manifestation taking place. It feels like the atmosphere of a Thunderstorm, if that makes any sense in describing it. If you aren't sensitive to spirits you probably won't notice it at first. No matter what, it's cool to see God's glory and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. It's a very small congregation and the church is financially struggling. But the manifestations have been taking place since the 1960s. I love this church, it's so simple. There is nothing complicated in the worship or the sermon, it is simple and refreshing in it's simplicity. It's not a performance. And God is moved by the people there. 

Below is a picture of Reverend Gianakos preaching with Brother Terry.

Brother Terry was reading from Acts 1:4-11 while the Reverend preached. It was a good word and there was prayer for healing afterward. Reverend laid his hands on my torn rotor cuff on my shoulder and prayed for healing. That was cool to have him pray for me. I really respect this preacher and his anointing. 

And of course, there is the end worship with every service. "Count your blessings one-by-one". It gets loose with brother Ted on the drums and brother Harry on the tambourines. If you ever want to experience God and see how uncomplicated God can be - visit the Free Evangelic Church. And while you're there, bless their socks off in the offering. 

Devon, after the service decided this may be her new church home in the city. It was simple and carried an incredible power and anointing with it.

After church service, we returned to our cars only to find out that SFPD had ticketed the cars. They have never -EVER done this before. This Sunday, April 14, they targeted several churches, who have to double park in the streets for church parking, and ticketed the congregation for $110 per ticket. Gotta love the city. So there was some local police activity between the Reverend, who defended his permit and congregation parking to a poor police officer who truly regretted the wrath he brought on. As long as I had been going to the Free Evangelic Church, the norm was to double park and to move the orange cone to behind your vehicle to alert traffic there are parked cars in the street. It's a shame the city chose to do this on Sunday to various churches. 

Well, the Free Evangelic Church, as I said is my home church away from home. When I need the fortress of solitude I go to the Free Evangelic Church. It's a blessing and I am thankful for Rev. Gianakos and his ministry.


Rev. Mike

Closing note:
04/21/15 - Sadly the Free Evangelic church has closed it does and sold the property.
If you have any cool testimonies about this church please post them here. This was a phenomenal church, it's sad to see the doors closed. 

Here is another blog posting I found on the angelic visitations that occurred at this church.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Night Strike Friday April 12 2013

The Night Strike crew had a great night on the streets in San Francisco. This is the recap from Friday April 12, 2013. We had the team from Santa Cruz School of the Supernatural with us on the streets. The SCSM is training leaders to take routes on the streets on Night Strikes. We had our team leaders on hand, Lisa, Diana, Sonja, Teresea, Bruce, Dennis (Jr.), Bobby, and Hollywood (Joseph). Along with them we had Dorothea, Charde, Mary and Tess.

We had several teams on the streets in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. Nearly everyone came back at the end of the evening with a testimony of a really great encounter on the streets. I am going to reflect on some of the highlights I had while I was on the streets on Diana's team, we had Ken and Kim from SCSM, Charde (who was out on her first Night Strike), Booby, and Hollywood.

Our team made it's way to Polk St, we followed no particular path and just went out as the Spirit led us. One of the alleys we walked down, we met TJ. TJ was in a wheel chair and was slumped over like he was sleeping. I walked over and talked to TJ and gave him a sandwich, I think it was Kim, who walked over with me, handed TJ some socks. TJ was very grateful. I then asked TJ if we could pray for him. Tj replied assertively, "You better pray for me I am very sick." The entire team gathered around TJ and prayed for healing. We prayed for his lungs to clear out and for the pain in his ribs to cease.

After we left TJ in the alley we turned up Larkin and found our long time Night Strike friend, Kenny. Kenny we have known for years. A Night Strike leader predecessor before me, Elyssa, became good friends with Kenny. Whenever I see Kenny I give him the Elyssa update and how she's doing. He was blown away to hear that Elyssa was in Cambodia with Mark and Bob. We stopped and chatted with Kenny for a while and then moved on.

We were led by the Spirit down another alley. We met Logan and Tammy who were sleeping in the alley for the night. Logan was apprehensive right away and re-assured us he wasn't Tammy's boy friend, he was just a friend, and that both he and Tammy lost their apartments and were on the streets.
While our new friends spoke with us, The Holy Spirit gave me a download that Tammy was a painter and that a lot of her paintings were child-like. I gave Tammy the picture I was getting about her and she was taken back for a moment. Logan asked me how I knew that about Tammy. I shared with them that God was giving me a picture about Tammy. They were both blown away and Tammy admitted she loved painting flowers but she felt she wasn't very good. I affirmed her that her paintings were meant to reflect innocence. Tammy started crying that her creator gave her that picture and that He spoke to her that she existed. After this encounter, Charde gave Tammy and Logan an incredible prayer and blessing. Both them were extremely touched and it was a powerful encounter from heaven.

Later in the evening our team was led in the spirit to the shelter on Polk St. Several people were outside and the team dispersed to minister to people standing in front of the shelter. Ken, Kim and Diana, ministered to a woman. I could see the woman was really moved by her encounter and tears were running down the sides of her face. It was a Jesus moment going on over there.  So the rest the team moved on to another section of the shelter.

Bobby, Charde and I engaged in conversation with Cherie. She had just entered the shelter and started rehab. Cherie explained to us how she just cried for 3 hours today. For no reason at all. She didn't understand what was going on. I asked Cherie about her spirituality. She said she loves Jesus. Then I explained to her the reason I asked is because I had an answer for why she was crying. It was the Holy Spirit. I explained to her how the Holy Spirit had a hold of her, and as she goes through rehab she needs to listen to the Holy Spirit, he is going to help you through this process of getting clean. And it's going to be a process. The crying is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit who wants you to know he is real while you go through this healing process. God has a plan for your life and you are going to see it full filled.

Cherie's eyes started tearing up again. She then shared with us a story of how she was a Jane Doe in a local bay area hospital after being hit by a car. Literally, she was Jane Doe, and her story was on the news. No one knew who she was. She shared with us another story after that about how God again spared her life. So the message we shared with her tonight resonated that she needed to listen to the Holy Spirit and work on cleaning herself up.

I know all the team members had incredible testimonies from Friday. This is just one individual's perspective. Thanks again to everyone who helps out on Night Strike. We get a lot of logistics support in going out on the streets. From the middle school kids who make the sandwiches for us, to the warriors who show and brave whatever weather a San Francisco night can throw at us.


Rev. Mike

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

For most of you reading this post, it is a celebration of Good Friday. It is a day of remembrance for what Jesus did on the cross for ME.

I know, you expected me to write, a religious day of remembrance, celebrated by Christians, for Jesus' victory on the cross. Or you may be from the school, that it is Christian celebration for the myth of Christ to control the masses. Believe what ever you want to believe. But the accurate definition, a day of remembrance for what Jesus did for ME!  If there is any confusion, speak it out loud to yourself.

These are not magic incantations or the ramblings of a lunatic. Speak it out verbatim as I have it for you here. These words are for you.

Good Friday is a day of remembrance for what Jesus did for ME!

This definition is universal. It goes beyond, Christian doctrine, whether Protestant, Catholic, or Coptic belief systems. It goes beyond Buddhism, atheism, Hinduism, wiccan practices and Satanism. No matter who you are in the world, or what your belief system is,  Good Friday is a day of remembrance for Jesus did for ME! I don't want to get to religious, but I am course referring to the one and only Jesus Christ. The king of kings and the Lord of Lords. The creator of the universe. There are many other facsimiles of Jesus out there. But there is only one true Jesus and he is the Christ.

I am not trying to coerce you into reciting the Lord's prayer and be saved. I would, however, like to speak into your human condition. Perhaps you're not very happy with your life and where it's going. Maybe your life really sucks right now. Let's call it for what it is.

Perhaps you are the teenage girl, who is pregnant, and you are scared about your options. Your parents may have called you horrible things because they weren't acting out of love. Jesus would call you his beloved.

Maybe you are the teenage girl who had an abortion and you hate your life right now. You feel there is no way out. No one could love you. Who could love you through what you did? Jesus loves you. If you are at that pivotal point in choosing life or death. Remember. Jesus already saved you. You just need to call out to him. It won't be a magic bullet, and there will still be pain in your heart. But Jesus will heal that wound. He will show you through his love, how your life and gaping heart wound can be healed. Jesus will turn your pain into your strength. yes, you read that correctly.

Are you the spouse who was caught cheating on your husband or your wife? All is lost? Death is not the answer. Ask Jesus to come into your situation. Ask Jesus to come heal you and your family.

Are you a person who has been teased and bullied at school? Sometimes, the only difference, between school and prison, is the lack of armed guards and the workout yard. Schools can be just as brutal. Many of us get our gaping life ling heart wounds from school. In fact, from our ministry, we found out that bullies are emulating their own screwed up lives they have at home. Bullies are usually living in a dysfunctional home.  Don't let a spirit of death bully you into suicide. Cry out to Jesus.

Are you the young person who is so depressed you can't stand yourself or your life anymore? Ask Jesus to come into your situation. Speak with him at night. It may be a tearful conversation but it's also a sign of moving into a season of healing from personal pain.

My team has been involved in supernatural miracles we can't possibly explain. We didn't do these miracles Jesus did. I can't perform miracles, I can't even figure out my own taxes. But my friend and savior Jesus can perform miracles. He can move mountains in peoples lives. But you must ask him to come. If you want to call my savior a myth go right ahead. If you are in a dark place and you are cornered by thoughts of resentment, contemplating taking your own life,  it's time to put your belief of mythology to the test. Call on Jesus. Jesus will come.

How do you call on Jesus? It's simple. Go somewhere quiet. If you're angry -unload your feelings. Jesus can take it. He knows your pain. He just wants to hear from you -first hand - for once. That's okay too. Cry out to God. Let him know how you feel. Ask Jesus into your situation.

He may speak to you to go to a church. Maybe, or maybe not. These are big personal steps. These are miraculous steps you must choose on your own to take. Jesus can heal these wounds and he can take them from you. If you're one of these young people I am addressing, the problem is bigger than you are. Find a person you trust, maybe a friend's parent who knows Jesus. Get some help while you cry out to Jesus. Many times Jesus operates through people. Your condition will change.

Now you need to choose. Is Jesus a myth? Or did He go to the cross for ME? (ME being YOU).

Cry out for a miracle. He hears you. But you must be ready to surrender yourself and let him handle the problem. This will be your miracle. Your story.  Death and suicide are an abrupt ending. A miracle and your story are NEW beginnings that go on forever. Time after time I have heard others tell their story about how they were on the brink of taking their lives. And now, they live a fascinating and wonderfully blessed life. They fear at the notion they once thought about taking their own lives. And if they did they would not have the beautiful lives they have today.

I know my Jesus died on the cross for ME! And I want you to meet him. Meeting Jesus just means asking him to reveal himself in your life and your situation. You are not a BAD person. That is the lie that you have been labelled with and he wants to take it away. I trust Jesus ...will you?

Jesus I thank you for every brutality you took on this day for ME 2000 years ago! I can never repay you back. I can only ask others to meet you. As for you reading this, one day I know you too will say on Good Friday, "Thank you Jesus for what you did for ME!"

That's it. No religious doctrine. No twelve steps. Call him and he will answer you. It is my prayer that you meet him now in your time of need.  Again, young people, seek out adults with the wisdom of Jesus to help you in your situation. Be patient and calm yourself, a life change is coming!

Rev. Mike

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Truth about Satanism

I really love the documentary, Furious Love, I think the film makers did a great job. There is one section that never really quite sat right with me. It was the interview with Angela Greenig and the bride of Satan. There is a greater detail recap from XPMedia with Patricia King. You can follow that link and view the video. It's about a 10 minute video that goes into greater detail about Angela and the deliverance of the bride of Satan, who is referred to as Rebekah.

Angela Greenig is a great deliverance minister and it took an exceptional individual in their walk with Christ to perform the miraculous here. What I am concerned with in the releasing of this testimony are the lack of facts that associate the deliverance of anyone in dark bondage to Satanism. Rebekah was violently, ritually and sexually abused. For a long period of time. Yes, these people can be miraculously delivered by Jesus. But the thorough story on Rebekah's healing is not being told. 

Rebekah is now fighting inner demons of memories surfacing, nightmares, reliving the ritual abuse over and over. Ritual abuse takes a lifetime, literally, to recover from. Rebekah mentioned she was molested since her childhood by Satanists.

My ministry team works with people in this living nightmare. For this story to be portrayed as a miracle deliverance is a false testimony. Tell the story for what it is. A bride of Satan was eternally delivered from the clutches of hell. This statement is true.

Where the danger lies is in other Christians not understanding the commitment and nightmare involved in themselves helping an individual like this. 95% of the Christian community can not answer this call. You literally have an individual who is clinging to you while their mind dissociates and they constantly relive nightmares and surfacing memories. These individuals require lots of therapy as well as a lot of deliverance prayer. It takes a special deliverance team to do this.

I would like to see the true story portrayed of what Rebekah is going through, even today, or they should stop parading this testimony around. It is deceptive. The danger lies in another Christian, ill-prepared, diving in and trying to rescue a former cult member. Then their lives are turned upside down into a nightmare. The cult survivors many times need live in care, which is what it sounds like Angela provided for Rebekah. Which is awesome. But for the average Christian, this is something they are not equipped to handle. Identity dissociation(DID), PTSD, and the numerous exorcisms required are beyond the scope of most Christian deliverance ministries. I know from working on these cases that most likely Rebekah is still dissociating identities, her emotions are flying off the handle, the depression, resurfacing thoughts from the satanic programing of suicide, demonic voices still talking to her, and suffering from PTSD from the ritual abuse. This was a huge chunk NOT to cover in this story. Satanic Ritual Abuse is a difficult trauma to recover from. The time frame for healing is much-much longer than the video leads us to beleive.

I will most likely take a lot of flack from this post. My intent wasn't to attack Angela Greenig, who is a saint, for doing the impossible. I am just asking we share the complete truth from now on. The way the deliverance was portrayed in both Furious Love and XPMedia was misleading.