The Christian Faith and an Encounter with Jesus Christ

Meeting JesusThis site is written with the hope that through it you will have a spiritual encounter with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is alive and people who are living can do things. Unless and until you know that Jesus Christ is real, and that He has risen from the dead, you will not progress beyond a mere intellectual understanding of Christianity. And you will probably be distracted by the many abuses and failings of quite a large proportion of the religious organisations that profess to be made up of followers of Jesus. So the goal of this site is to help people get back into direct contact with the Living Resurrected Jesus Christ. This happens today in various ways, but in every case, the person of the Holy Spirit is involved.

Christianity as seen today has evolved into many things – and not all of them have to do with God’s intention. Some people are rightly angry and disgusted with the sexual abuse of children which has gone on in the Roman Catholic and some other parts of what is today called “the church”. Right of the bat I want to say that such things are make Jesus angry too. Jesus himself said that if anyone causes a little one to stumble it would be better for such a person to have a millstone tied around their neck and that they be drowned. The many other kinds of sins that can be found in the church – things that are expressions of greed, lust and pride, are due to the fact that Christians and professing Christians still have a free will and CAN still be lured away from the will of God for their lives. We are against these things because they hurt and devalue people. God loves people and wants to bring them into His own family.

As said before, the real foundation for genuine Christian experience is a spiritual encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. This might happen while reading the Bible or hearing a message from a preacher. It could happen while on the beach or while in a prison cell, or just in your own home. Until something happens in your life that makes you KNOW and not simply “believe” that Jesus Christ is real, you cannot genuinely progress in the Christian life.

People that HAVE had this kind of encounter need to confess it. It should be talked about. It is only natural. Jesus is amazing, not boring. He does miracles as well. This is why on this site we have so many testimonies of people’s conversion to Christ and some of their other Christian experiences. I encourage you to read these stories for yourself with an open mind, realizing that the same God who did these things for others is well able to do things in your life if He wants to. And He does want to, provided He is made welcome on His own terms.

This website contains not only testimonies in many different categories, but a lot of foundational Bible teaching. We talk about prayer and how to pray. We talk about divine love and how to live that way. We talk about spiritual gifts. We even talk about casting out demons – otherwise known as deliverance. There is a great deal of work that needs to be done today in casting out demons, but before it can happen, people need to own up to their sins, renounce the devil, their idols, their occultic practices or whatever, and come to Jesus on the terms where He has promised to help them. If you are desperate, you can be delivered from evil spirits. It generally doesn’t happen for people who are happy with things the way they are.

This website also talks about reasons to believe though there are places where you’ll get a lot more information about that than on this site. Still its important to at least touch on it. We talk a lot about the Holy Spirit and how to have fellowship with Him and receive His power. We talk about divine healing.

Finally we are seeking to build an online community of people who like to pray for and encourage one another. We use platforms like skype, paltalk and various web conferencing solutions to facilitate this. Many people have been touched by God in our prayer times together. Some have been healed, others have found Christ, others have found deliverance from the bondages created by evil spirits. If you have a ministry in these areas you may find this site to be a good platform in reaching more spiritually hungry people. We look forward to your comments and blog contributions in this area.

I encourage you to register and join with us in this wonderful journey together.

May God Bless You,

Michael Fackerell
Site Founder

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  1. Christine says:

    Hi my name is christine
    I also have been struggling with alcohol and have turned to jesus but I sporadically still give in to the same sin and jesus keeps forgiving me and I keep trying harder and harder to read God’s word but I am sick and tired of disappointing god my kids and myself

    • Hi Christine, I really encourage you to also use some accountability groups like AA, Alchooholics Anonymous, they are excellent at helping people overcome. My father was alchoholic, God set him free one day instantly. But it doesn’t happen so to everyone. Also, check your heart as to why you are drinking. Many times it is to cover some hopelessness in one or more areas, or pain, regret, loss, guilt, shame, feeling of failure, inadequacy, etc. Ask God to show you why you drink and then let Him heal you in that area and try to run to Him when that area of your life surfaces with pain, rather than run to the bottle. I know it’s easier said than done, but as long as you persist you will win. You also need to see yourself as an overcome, not a victim, not unable to come out of the problem, but fully able, as you have God in you. See yourself dead to sin, tell yourself: i don’t drink, I don’t need to drink, and the Bible says what the solution to this is also: Be filled with the Holy Spirit – because it is by the Holy Spirit that you get “joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – “Be not drunk with wine, which is dissipation, but be filled with the Holy Spirit, redeeming the time” – God’s solutions always work. I would read the lesson on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit if I was you under Bible TGeaching heading. If you want help to receive the Holy Spirit, write to us again or seek a pentecostal church in your area.

  2. Hello Christian Brothers and Sister’s in Christ. I need Help with serious Prayers! My wife and I have been married for 21yrs. But the last 4-1/2 yrs my wife has been having multiple affairs behind my back. It 1st started with Co-workers. Now that she has retired she is having multiple affairs while I am sleeping. I have been Praying and Spiritual Warfare. I feel like none of my friends or family believe me.

    • Hi Chris, It must be heard when you are not believed.We will pray for you that the Lord brings conviction on your wife and restoration of your marriage. I would encourage you as well to do your best to win the love of your wife back by taking time to spend with her, ask her if there is anything in her heart that is bothering her, ask her to share her fears and her joys with you. I suggest you take her out for a date, bring her flowers, be attentive to her needs and wants and give her presents that are meaningful to her as well as help her where she needs help. You need to ask God’s grace to forgive her and to love her unconditionally and be the faithful one that does not break the covenant even if she did – just like God the Father is with us. I suggest to buy the book called: “Discovering the Mind of a Woman” by Ken Nair so you can understand how to better win your wife back. This man has helped multiple couples reunite even after divorce when it seemed impossible. If you follow the steps he recommends in this book, the chances are high you will experience the same renewal of your marriage.

      • Christine says:

        I also went through this pain I feel your pain and I will do all the praying for your wife and you to do make a peaceful and hopefully the righteous decision

  3. i want to be free from sin….the more I run from sin the more I find myself committing sin.

    • Hi,

      Thank you for sharing your struggle with us. Did you ever make a commitment in your heart to follow Jesus and live for Him, to receive His forgiveness through the sacrifice He made at the cross in your place? Do you understand that salvation does not come through out own efforts but rather accessing what Jesus did for us already at the cross and overcoming through His power? First of all, I encourage you to make a commitment before God in prayer that you receive what He has done for you at the cross and that you will live for Him from now and no longer for yourself. In other words, accept Jesus in your life as Saviour and Lord. Once you have done that, ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit and give you the power to overcome sin. Through salvation you become a child of God and Jesus promises to set you free from the bondage of sin. You don’t overcome sin by trying to stay away from it, but rather by getting filled enough with God, so sin is no longer appealing and does not have power anymore to attract you, because the Holy Spirit satisfies you. The Bible says: “Be led by the Spirit and YOU WILL NOT fulfill the lusts of the flesh” – in other words, be busy with being with God, staying close to Him and pleasing Him and you won’t have much time to sin or sin won’t get much of a chance to attract you, as your mind is stayed on God. Also, you have to believe that you are dead to sin as the Bible says – meditate on this and think about what it means that you are so. When temptation comes, just immediately say to yourself: I am dead to sin, that is my new identity, I don’t do sin, I am free from it. And as the Bible says: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” – you will see that the power of that belief will make you less prone to sin. Also when temptation comes, pray to God straight away and ask for help. If you do not feel you are in a close relationship with the Lord Jesus and do not feel sure that if you died tonight you will go to heaven, please contact me at mari @ christian-faith.com or find me on Facebook (Marilena Fackerell) and I will be glad to help you enter into a relationship with God where you know Him personally and are assured of where you stand with God.

      • I once felt like if I died tonight if go to heaven but not these past 90 days..i feel lost alone & scared …please pray 4 my family as my husband goes to trial for a 4 year sentencing

        • Hi Pam, sure, I will pray. Just call upon Jesus just the same way as you did in the past when you did feel secure in Him and in your salvation and ask Him to show you what is blocking your connection with Him, it might be a sin, it might not be something you did (though it can be) but rather something you did not do that led to the neglect of your relationship with Him and thus to you feeling insecure about the relationship and maybe the relationship is broken somewhat. God can restore you just like He did with the prodigal son, all you have to do is ask what’s in the way between you, make a choice to turn away from those things and ask Him for the grace to be freed from any bondage sin has created in your life. I prayed and will ask my firends to pray for you as well.

  4. I am studying to do ministry work in healing people from sickness and disease. My pastor is teaching a small group of us on how to build people up in their faith and to cast out unloving spirits and get to know the various spirits associated with the root cause causing disease. I am that I am excited about this but I find that I need a personal encounter with Jesus and need to build up my own faith while going on this journey of allowing Jesus to use my body to do his work of healing people. My hands have been anointed and I am saved but still there is something missing. I also need to be making money I need a job that I can do that will cause me to prosper. I am going to be 64 years old although I am young in my spirit and also look young and take care of my appearance. People always tell me how great I look and how loving I am but I do not feel that way about myself. I would also like to meet a man of God who could be my life long husband. I have been on my own for a couple of years but I do not like it. I want to meet someone who is young like me and a Christian someone I can grow old with. I find myself going on facebook and having men contact me claiming to love me but they are all scammers who are after money. One of them actually cleaned out my bank account. I would never give anyone my banking information and no one has ever asked me for it, but this guy was smart instead of asking me for money he wanted to give me money to start up a youth group, I was so excited I gave him all the information he needed and the next morning my bank account was empty. I felt like I was loved,robbed and dumped all in a matter of 3 months. Please give me advise on how to socialize in a safe and respectful manner and how to have a personal encounter with Jesus.

    • Hi Judy,

      First of all, I want to congratulate you on your desire to experience an encounter with Jesus, this is the most important desire you expressed in your comment. You see, ministry is wonderful, but you have to first have a close personal relationship with Jesus from which the ministry should flow. The best way to go about that is to make time each morning as a ‘set date’ to meet with God. This would be your ‘non-negotiable’ set time for relating to God. If you give God the best part of each day, the beginning, you will find your day goes much better and flow more easily. Also, remember a relationship is two ways, this means that as you read your Bible and pray in the morning, you dialogue with God through that time, while you read, while you pray and you also spend time in silence waiting for Him to reply to your questions and give you instructions as answers to your prayers or just simply allows Him to speak His love to you, to minister to you, to heal your heart, etc. So, I usually spend time reading the Bible (while talking to God about what I read and listening to what He says back – or observing for any Scripture that jumps at me so to speak, which usually means God is speaking to me through that Scripture). I then enter into thanking God for Himself, for things, praising God with songs and then when I feel God’s presence settle on me, waiting on God to speak to me and asking God for things, then waiting some more for Him to speak. Like in any relationship: you speak, you give space to the other person to speak, you speak again and the cycle continues.

      If God spoke to you from a particular Scripture, think on that Scripture again and again on purpose throughout the day – if you do that you will find you will get it deep in your heart and its meaning will get unveiled more and more at the heart level and in new ways.

      Ask God also to reveal to you what His purpose for your life is. You can’t go too far in life if you don’t know God’s particular reason He put you on the earth, His particular vision for your life. Ask Him to show you one step you can take towards fulfilling that destiny and just be faithful with that step by taking it. Once you have done it, ask for the next.

      Ask Him to also lead you throughout the day and interrupt you at any time with anything He wants to say or do through you. Try to remain in connection with God throughout the day by keeping talking to Him throughout the day or singing to Him. If He tells you to do something, just do it. This grows your relationship with Him and depends it.

      Also, it is important to meet regularly with other Christians, especially the more mature ones in God so you can grow through their help and encouragement.

      In regards to relationships on the internet, they are not that safe, no matter what you do. You see, a ‘man’ could be a lady with a picture of a man who is just having fun messing someone around. It is not easy to find a trustworthy relationship through the internet, unless you use a Christian dating site that has a good reputation. It is hard to know on FB if the person is genuine, telling you the truth, wanting to just have fun with you or is out to scam you. I would not recommend going about this way to find a person, but rather meeting someone in person at church or a Christian meeting or using a reputable Christian dating site. I would never trust giving my money or bank information, or my address to a stranger on the internet, no matter how spiritual they sound, unless I or some of my friends know them well.

  5. Nicholas Adamu says:

    I need an encounter with Christ. Jesus please visit me and grant me peace that surpasses all understanding. Use me Lord.

    • Hi Nicholas,

      Please read the comment I wrote above yours, to Judy, about how to have an encounter with God. It takes time in seeking God, relating to Him and persistence to encounter God. It’s not a formula and it is depende
      nt on how much you want it and how much you are willing to go for God to see it become a reality. God guarantees that if you seek Him, you will find Him and He will reveal Himself to you.

  6. Matteo Olivastro says:

    ME in the flesh was walking across a busy street in my city of Warwick, RI. I was in a drunken state of mind and was struck by a car and a truck came and ran me over. The person who hit me first pulled over but the truck kept driving. I have vivid memories of the ER, trying to talk with tubes in me, pulling IVs out of me along with the catheter in my bladder. The doctors told my girlfriend at first it was touch and go for me. My girlfriend remained diligent in her prayers and reading my fathers bible to me even though i was not able to communicate nor respond at all due to medication sedation. The doctors came in one day and told my girlfriend they didn’t what happened but my temperature was normal range my blood pressure was good but long road ahead of me and I would be in the ICU for months. Well the grace of God and Jesus proved them wrong I was discharged from the ICU to a nursing home in a month and a half. Long road I still see a year later in our apartment. My girlfriend and I no longer drink and I have been getting back to church. Through faith all things are possible. Thank you to all who read and become inspired to press toward the mark.

  7. Samuel Michira says:

    I did so many occulties,worshiped the devil and even summoned demons for the last 3 1/2 years because i wanted to join satanism and even sell my soul in exchange for money,the devi ruined my life and made it miserable even i tried to kill myself many times,I rejected God heavily,i loosed all i had and became in great debts i could work but i could Not even afford to buy even a bed to sleep on,things got worse untill When i gave my life back to Jesus and Got Baptized and now my life is good,i am no longer in debts I’m free from evil spirits bondage.
    Really Jesus saves

  8. Thank u for the encouraging words,I’m a new born again Christian and would like to know more and understand the bible better.

    • Hi Pertunia,

      Thank you for sharing this with us. Did you find a church group to join? Are you reading your Bible and praying? How is your relationship with God going now? Will be glad to help direct you on your Christian path so you can be established in your relationship with Jesus.

  9. Bangha Raphael kimbi Joko says:

    My whole life I have grown in a so called Christian home, but all this has just been cosmetic. This has just been a way to be accepted by a society as a good family. The truth is I need a change, I need an encounter that will change my life. I need to know the one I have to give up my life for! I need a one on one encounter with Jesus. I need to know who I am and my assignment in this life. Suddenly every thing I ever did feels wrong my whole life feels wrong. I’m tired of hearing from people who fail me at every turn.

    • Hi Bangha,

      Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Please read my reply to Judy above on how to position yourself to experience an encounter with Jesus. Feel free to contact me or Michael on Facebook or at mari @ christian-faith.com if you are not sure of your relationship with God, if you are saved or not.

  10. ada luka panya says:

    Am so happy to have found this site. Hoping for a better walk with God but I need help.

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