Monday, May 16, 2011

God-ordained "Coincidences"

The below is from Ray Comfort today about something interesting that happened while we were in Israel filming for The Way of the Master Season 5. This was one of many incredible things that took place on our trip. I thought you all would enjoy reading this portion from his newsletter. Our God is huge and there are no coincidences with Him (left: Cana, Israel).

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We were able to film every one of the 13 episodes of Season Five of our TV program at amazing locations in Israel (Galilee, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, etc.) without any problems, for which we're grateful to God. I will give you more details another time, because I want to tell you about one highlight I will never forget.

We have been working on a documentary for about four months that evolved into the most powerful production we have ever made. It’s called “Hitler, Religion, and the Holocaust,” and it contains interviews of five women and two men who are pro-abortion who change their minds on-camera to pro-life within a matter of seconds because of something they heard. We had already decided to give away 200,000 copies of this DVD later this year at 100 of the country’s top universities, and I wanted to get a promo into the hands of key people.

When we arrived in Jerusalem last week, I learned that Kay Arthur (from Precept Ministries International) was in Jerusalem. A friend of the ministry had met her in the hotel lobby and found that her room was next to his. The amazing thing was that he didn’t know who she was, but mentioned to me that he had met her. That night, we discovered that Kay Arthur’s personal assistant had been through “The Way of the Master Basic Training Course” and loved the ministry.

Kay and I were introduced, and the next day she asked how Kirk became involved with the ministry. When I said that someone had given him a CD called “Hell’s Best Kept Secret,” she pushed my shoulder, jumped back and said, “You are the one! You are the one!” It turned out that she had just listened to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” in her car (twice), and loved it. That night I screened the new video to her and her staff, and she gave it a wonderful written commendation on the spot.

I already suspected that God’s hand was in this video, but when I thought of the odds of her being in Jerusalem when we were there, at our particular hotel, in a room next to our friend (in a hotel with 284 rooms), her assistant already loving the ministry, and Kay having just listened to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret,“ I am certain God is directing us. We hope to have it available in few weeks. Watch for details.

9 comments:

Lizabeth said...
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Lizabeth said...

Trish, welcome back from the Holy Lands. Thank you for sharing a sneak-peak into the behind-the-scenes of your trip with Ray. Praise God your work was blessed there and will multiply here in the states ten-fold. E.C.F. is doing well, our next ladies retreat is on the horizon, but you will be missed up here in the Pacific Northwest this year. Pre-nursing & CMA classes are going well and I am going to be Mother-of-the-Bride twice this year, August for my Foster-daughter in Montana & December here in Seattle for my Eldest. Thanks again for sharing God's insight with your newsletter blogs, love reading them! I enjoyed "Hell's Best Kept Secret", it's amazing. I am looking forward the the Way of the Master Basic Traing Course in the new year, can't wait. Hugs my friend and prayers for all of His followers & warriors, reaching out with Christ's heart both here and abroad.

Fish with Trish said...

Thank you, Lizabeth. We will miss you all this year. It was such a wonderful time with you ladies last year. Congrats on being a Mother-of-the-Bride twice this year! Too cool.

"I am looking forward the the Way of the Master Basic Traing Course in the new year, can't wait."

You won't be disappointed. It will equip you and challenge you step out to reach people with the Gospel.

God bless you, friend, and keep pressing on.

BathTub said...

Now that you are back, any update on when you'll be putting out the Million Copies of Origins Given Away Press Release?

After Ray and Chad talking it up beforehand, and then the total lack of news on the actual event afterwards I am beginning to think it never happened!

Though I imagine you're busy on Ray's latest Hawking press release. So after that maybe?

noah buddy said...

@Lizabeth,

You've wasted your money with that course. It won't work anymore. People are getting wise to the petty parlor tricks that Ray Comfort has cooked up.

You want proof? Look up "The Book of Counter-Evangelism", "Wearesmrt wiki", "Iron Chariots Ray Comfort" on Google.

You will see that when you use these tricks that the School Of Biblical Evangelism, they will be ineffective as we know their true nature, sales tactics that have been modified for the purpose of evangelism.

Please, save your money and don't blow it out on some useless product.

W01F

noah buddy said...

@Lizabeth,

You've wasted your money with that course. It won't work anymore. People are getting wise to the petty parlor tricks that Ray Comfort has cooked up.

You want proof? Look up "The Book of Counter-Evangelism", "Wearesmrt wiki", "Iron Chariots Ray Comfort" on Google.

You will see that when you use these tricks that the School Of Biblical Evangelism, they will be ineffective as we know their true nature, sales tactics that have been modified for the purpose of evangelism.

Please, save your money and don't blow it out on some useless product.

W01F

bassicallymike said...

noah buddy,

Looks like iron chariots wiki has done a little quote mining themselves.

"And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron - Judges 1:19

Had they read just a few more chapters into Judges they would have seen where God did deliver the iron chariots into the hands of Deborah and Barak some 20 years later. Their commander, Sisera had a tent peg driven through his head by a woman as he lay sleeping, exhausted from fleeing on foot after abandoning his iron chariot.

I always thought that was a strange verse to quote for the basis of a counter-evangelism group knowing their ultimate fate.

At the risk of being accused of coercive persuasion, but. Knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. We are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

stranger.strange.land said...

From what I have seen, the S.O.B.E. program and Basic Training Course teach Christians how to put into practice the principles of proclaiming the way of salvation laid out by St. Paul in Romans. That is not some "parlor trick" that Ray "cooked up."

Counter Evangelism?

I don't see the wisdom in deliberately avoiding being saved. Makes about as much sense as flushing life-saving medicine down the drain and being proud of yourself for "out-smarting" the doctor.

Just my opinion.

Craig