(Posted on Jim Bakker's Internet Site as of 3-3-2007 is the following article, a money making scam denigrating the Cross of Christ. See the following pages for further details about this scam.: http://tentmaker.org/WAR/index.html)
What's Happening Now?
A daily visit with Jim Bakker
Monday, August 28, 2006
Do you remember, in church, singing the old hymn "There Is Power In The Blood?" I remember as a little boy sitting on those old benches in our little church singing; "There is power, power wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb."
As Andrae Crouch wrote in his great song, the Blood will never lose its Power. I am convinced, more then ever, that if we are going to make it in this perilous time we live in, we must know and stand on the power of Jesus' blood!
1 John 1:7 reads; . "the blood of Jesus, God's Son, cleanses us from every sin." Heb 10:19 says; . "now we may walk right into the very Holy of Holies, where God is, because of the blood of Jesus." Revelation 12:11 tells us;." They defeated the devil by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony."
We must never take the blood out of our songs, our hearts and our homes. The Blood of Jesus is the only power to take away our sins - and the only power that brings us into the Holies of Holies, the very presence of God! And the Blood is the power that gives you the ability to defeat the devil! Grandma always said, "When your afraid, plead the blood of Jesus as Satan cannot come through the blood."
Jesus told us in I Corinthians, chapter eleven that we are to remember His broken body and His shed blood, the price He paid on the cross for our sins, until He comes back.
I do not know about you but we have been in Spiritual warfare lately! Lori and I and our staff decided its time to start pleading the Blood of Jesus over these battles. And victory began to break loose in our ministry the very next day. Shipments came in that we have been waiting months for, the new retreat center at Morningside had victories and its development is proceeding full speed ahead. God wants to break through for you in the same way!
The next day, after the staff marched around inside our ministry center and pleaded the blood of Jesus over the staff and ministry, within hours an unbelievable miracle took place. Armando walked up to me with a videotape in his hands and said, "Jim, I found the lost video tape of you at the excavation dig that you sponsored twenty-five years ago in the Holy Land at the place where Jesus was crucified".
I could not believe it - years ago someone had taken all my tapes from PTL, every tape and show I had ever recorded in my entire life long ministry were in the hands of other people and I knew it would be impossible for that tape to get from their locked storage to a shelf in our ministry center. But there it was, I began to weep as I could not hold back the tears - another miracle through pleading the Blood!
The miracle gets bigger! At that very moment Richard Rives, head archaeologist of Wyatt Archaeology Expeditions, was working in that very dig shown on that videotape, that we had sponsored twenty-five years ago in Jerusalem . He again uncovered what we had first been a part of discovering twenty-five years ago - what the archaeologists believe to be the very cross-holes that had been chiseled in the stone over 2000 years ago.
Also, twenty-five years ago I, along with Dr. David Lewis, had the privilege of dating this site with a coin that dated to the time of Christ and pottery that also dated to the times in which Jesus was crucified. Archaeologists date historic sites by coins and pottery and these items were discovered near the very cross-holes at Calvary know as Golgotha (the place of the skull) in the Bible.
We have recently made a commitment to Richard Rives that we would help to complete the work of making Calvary accessible to everyone and sharing this awesome discovery with the world. The Bible is true and archaeology just confirms it day after day. Five dollars of this month's love offer will go to support this most important excavation and restoration in the Holy Land . Just think, you can help make it possible for people to visit and kneel at the place Christ was crucified - at the foot of the cross!
All of what we had found and what we were doing has been kept a secret for these twenty-five years. Now Richard Rives and I can share with you this awesome adventure of Golgotha and Calvary . With this finding of the lost video I can even let you see what we were doing twenty-five years ago with your own eyes.
I have the most unusual and important gift I have ever offered for our love gift this month. When you give a special gift to help us expand our worldwide ministry and to open and move to the new broadcast, teaching and ministry center, you will receive a beautiful mahogany finished wood treasure box with a key and lock. When you open the box you will find a beautiful black velvet pouch with a red silk lining.
What could be more precious then diamonds and so valuable that we would go to all this trouble to create such a container for it to be housed? The content is locked away in a safe at our ministry center. Only a limited number of people will be able to be a part of this once in a lifetime event and gift. In this gorgeous wood and velvet lined treasure box and inside the black velvet jewel pouch (lined in red to represent the blood of Jesus) is a piece of Calvary, a white stone taken from near the cross holes from the very place where Christ was crucified.
A signed certificate of authenticity is included and signed by the President and head archaeologist of Wyatt Archaeology Expeditions, Richard Rives who is working in cooperation with the government of Israel . Also, included is Spikenard Anointing oil from the Holy Land , made from the exact ingredients that were used when Jesus walked the earth. You can find these ingredients listed in old prayer books. The formula consists of: Myrrh, Nard, Cinnamon, Iris, Sunbul oil, Perfume Oil. Spikenard is mentioned in the Bible in Matthew 26:7, Mark 14:3-6 and Luke 7:36-37.
God Word says in James 5:14 - 15.. "They should pray for and put oil on the person in the name of the Lord. And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will heal that person. And if the person has sinned, the sins will be forgiven." I believe this gift will bring hope and faith to your home and the homes of those you give this gift to.
Written on a plate on the lid of the box holding the piece of Calvary and anointing oil are these words; ROCK OF AGES - This chest contains a piece of Calvary, a Rock from Golgotha, "The Place of the Skull," where Christ was crucified. On the inside of the lid is a plate that reads; JOHN 19:17-18 - "Carrying His own cross, Jesus went out to a place called The Place of the Skull, which in the Hebrew language is called Golgotha. There they crucified Jesus..."
Can you imagine having this treasure on your coffee table to share with friends and family? What a conversion piece! What joy you will have using this anointing oil to pray for loved ones and remembering the cross of Jesus and the power of His blood every time you see a part of Calvary displayed in your home.
Along with the rare gift from the Holy Land, you will receive a DVD video of the current Wyatt expeditions search for the Ark of the Covenant, Noah's ark, the dig at Calvary and the lost video that has recently been found of my work of twenty-five years ago at Calvary . You will see what very few have seen in over 2000 years, buried under 30 feet of dirt that history had deposited.
This is a very limited gift offer so write today. With your love gift of $133 (Jesus was crucified at 33 years of age), you will help us reach around the world with the Gospel and help remove 30 feet of earth to get down to the foot of the cross and finish this restoration at Calvary. We will send you our special love gift of this piece of Calvary in the beautiful jewel pouch and housed in this gorgeous furniture quality wooden chest, anointing oil and special videos! What a rare gift to receive or give.
Love - Because of Calvary ,
P.S. Include your prayer requests when you write today. There is power in the blood of Jesus! Don't ever forget the cross! The Bible says; "God canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross." Colossians 2:14
(The above article is typical of thousands of scams by many "Christian" ministries who use the Gospel for ungodly gain.)