Inside the Ministry Update May 8, 2012
- 31 Days of Blessing and Favor - Many Answered Prayers!
- Pastor Mark Casto ministering Tuesdays at the Extreme Cleveland
- Summer Prophetic Encounter July 19th-22nd in Louisville, KY
- Northeast Hebraic Prophetic Conference Aug 1st-5th in Huntington, WV
- The "Main Event" Fall Campmeeting Oct 9th-13th in Hixon, TN
- Stay in touch through the Stone Report
As many of you know, I was strongly impressed of the Holy Spirit to present 31 Days of Blessing and Favor in March. Many sent in a special request along with a special ministry offering. Our youth team prayed intently for your needs. We were so encouraged to hear numerous reports of very unusual answers to prayer that occurred and are still occurring. Even recently, more testimonies have come in to the office and the youth ministry, revealing that the Lord intervened in the situation and God wrought a great victory for his people. For those who gave and sent a request, we will continue to believe with you throughout this entire year, and expect to hear a good report from you!
The Extreme Cleveland
On Tuesday nights, Pastor Mark Casto is ministering under a strong anointing. Mark is one of the most anointed youth ministers in the entire nation. Each Tuesday we are having 5 to 15 new visitors in the services and we are seeing great deliverances in the altar services. If you live in or around Cleveland, drop in for a visit. If you are unable to visit, gather some youth together and watch on line at ociministries.org and you can view the entire service on line. There is nothing like being there, but you can certainly feel the anointing over the internet from these services.
Summer Conferences Coming Soon
There are three main summer conference that I hope you can attend. At this point all of the messages will be different for each conference, with one major prophetic update at each conference. There is Baton Rouge – Healing Place Arena (Sunday night June 3-through Thursday night June 7), Louisville Kentucky – Evangel World Prayer Conference Center on Billtown Road (Thursday July 19 – Sunday night June 22) and Huntington West Virginia, (Wednesday August 1 through Sunday night August 5) at Christ Temple. Also, the date for the Hixson meeting at Abba’s House is Tuesday, October 9 through Saturday October 13. There is hotel information available on our web site if you will look under EVENTS and then under CONFERENCES. Also we are planning for the tour to Israel in November and currently have almost 200 travelers joining us. You can go on line under Israel Tour for more information.
My Answer to the Critics
The internet is a great tool for information and to keep up with people! It has actually saved the ministry tens of thousands of dollars in postage as we are able to present e-blasts to you or keep you informed of new resources through our web page. However, it is also quite challenging and at times even spiritually dangerous, as there are numerous people who take the messages or statements of ministers completely out of context which can cause division in the Body of Christ for their own personal purposes. At times people will call us and tell us they have read something and are no longer going to watch us. In reality, the internet hosts have misquoted, misrepresented and taken out of context something from a book or a message. In a few weeks I plan to place on the web site and on You Tube my answer to these critics and expose them in their own folly. Some remind me of the Pharisees who were always looking to twist the words of Christ or the disciples, as Christ and his men were preaching things contrary to the traditions of men and the Pharisees were unnerved by the teaching.
I have discovered in many instances that the critics simply disagree on a certain doctrine – such as healing in the Atonement, or the fact that God can still speak to people today, or other issues. In a few weeks be looking for Perry Stone Answers Critics. Some would suggest I should leave this alone. However, when I am misquoted and people believe what they are reading, it is time for me to step up and correct the heresy hunters, the Holy Spirit fighters and the “God don’t heal today crowd!”
One young minister spent three days on his radio program blasting the Meal that Heals book. However when my friend asked him when did he read it, he said he never had, but just heard someone talking about it. I think you see the point. It is important that people be cautious in what they read about other ministers when only a line here or a statement there is posted, as you can make a person say anything when you cut and paste.
The Youth are being Touched
So much is occurring in Cleveland, as we continue to see growth in the Extreme ministry on Tuesday nights. We are watching more adults participate in the services, even bringing their youth to receive impartation. There are so many aspects of ministry that we are engaged in at this time, and I want to be sure we are following the Lord in every area of ministry. We ask you for your continued prayers and support as we reach out to a generation that desperately needs a spiritual breakthrough and freedom from addictions and the bondages of the enemy! Thank you for your prayer and financial support!