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Hear the April 12, 2011 radio interview with Dr. Oliver!
The April 12, 2011 TruNews radio interview with Dr. Oliver, Rick Wiles and Jim Haddock discussing Dr. Oliver's book, Consumed by HIS Fire, may be heard by clicking PLAY.
ZADOK PUBLICATIONS MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
May 1, 2011
Power Under Pressure
April 12, 2011, TruNews.com began an interview with the author on the subject, "What should believers expect to do under the current economic and political circumstances?" Primarily, the show-host honed in on the fact there would be repercussions as Japan begins to pull resources and monies away from world investments, in order to use their currency on infrastructure repair (fostering devastating effects on the world's stock markets and other investment ventures).
1 Peter 1:4-8
You, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love.
What is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in
Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand
in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might
and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also
in that which is to come.
that you may know...
My answer was flavored by having just attended a weekend of memorializing the Cambodian "Killing Fields" and the devastation surrounding them. The First Cambodian Baptist Church hosted the two day conference themed, "From Killing Fields to Living Fields," featuring my friend, Barnabus Mam, as guest speaker. Barnabus truly emulated Paul's assistant (for many of Paul's associates suffered trials and mistreatment). Barnabus began by telling his personal experiences during the "second holocaust." In each example, he told how the Holy Spirit gave him direction. With quaking knees and trembling voice, he recounted the many times he felt would be his last day on earth. Moved from prison to prison and suffering hunger and deprivation, he often wondered why God refused to take him home and exit those circumstances.
Over and over the Spirit prompted Scriptural promises to him; promises that he had memorized and kept in his heart. Sometimes the Spirit would direct him what to speak or when to be silent.
Some of those times, he did not know the meaning of the words he was given, but things turned out in his favor. One thing Barnabus emphasized repeatedly, "The saint will be given grace to endure." Dynamically, he recounted the swift take over of his country.
In April, 1975, while the nation celebrated their New Years---troops entered and changed their world. People were ordered to evacuate Phnom Penh that day! Some gathered a few belongings, but all were herded into busses, trains or vans. They were instructed not to return until told. Chinese business persons took sacks of cash, only to have them confiscated and told that currency in Cambodia was worthless--as banks were closed and the government was suspended. Many of those Chinese jumped to their death into the waters of the Big Lake.
People could not imagine the "change" that was ordered. Intellectuals who had supported the Communist agenda were shot or herded along with the masses. Buddhist priests, who were promised high positions, were murdered along with 2 million others in three years. Many of the two million were believers. One man, brought before local authorities, was questioned and told if he did not renounce Jesus Christ he would be injected with poison and he would die. He refused and the nurse entered the room, injected a fluid into his arm and shortly he died.
People were introduced to five tenets of communist take over. As these tenets were being purveyed, I thought, "these are the goals of the administration in Washington."
I heard example upon example of inter betrayal by people wishing to preserve their lives. As Barnabus chronicled the horrible excesses of the communist Democratic movement, the question of Philip Short to his readers became more glaring, "The holocaust that consumed Cambodia required the complicity of so large a proportion of the population that one has to ask how the victims would have behaved if the roles had been reversed."
- Level income disparities (redistribute the wealth).
- Make law an instrument of policy (enforcing and not enforcing according to politics).
- Monopolize the press.
- Limit movement (High gas prices, inflationary fares, scare news about border areas).
- Control postal and telecommunications (regulation of the internet).
(Short, Philip, Pol Pot, Anatomy of a Nightmare, Henry Holt and Co, New York, 2005, page 11)
Indeed, Short was touching one the common nerve of Nazi or Communist or Muslim. Hear Short as he pursued the issue of mass complicity.
I looked around the audience of several hundred Cambodians as they assented to Barnabus' descriptions all the while urging their children to make note and keep alive the memory of the horror which befell their friends, relatives and countrymen. (It was like being among Jewish survivors of the Nazi holocaust.) Every soul in that building had loved ones disappear, only to discover they were executed without cause. My mind could not take it all in, but my spirit went out to that gathering and to all who are experiencing the encroachment of a world holocaust yet to be unleashed but surely coming.
The question 'Why?' must be rephrased. The cardinal issue is what it is about Cambodian society that has allowed, and continues to allow, people to turn their backs on all they know of gentleness and compassion, goodness and decency, and to commit appalling cruelties seemingly without conscience of the enormity of their acts and certainly without remorse.
(Answer)….the weaker the moral code, the easier evil becomes to commit.
(Ibid. Short, page 13)
The Radio interview was tainted by the Cambodian experience. My time with them was sweetened when everyone of that audience forgave those who murdered their loved ones and those who caused them to leave their homeland.
Central to the theme of Barnabus was this premise: God is able to protect you and to lead you and to comfort you and to preserve you through the most difficult of times. He shared that during those tribulations a vision appeared to him about preaching to multitudes in a mixed Asian audience. (That vision is being fulfilled.)
(Back to the Radio interview:)
Now, how must one answer the question concerning the circumstances the believer is confronted with today? As sure as there is hope for a mass revival, there is a propensity for a great falling away as well. When souls aren't raptured, but instead are maligned, tortured and murdered, there will be a falling away. There will be multiple attempts to sell out one another, even among the fellowship of the church. Families will have members turn against them and friends will betray their neighbors. BUT, there will be many who will stand strong. A vast multitude will believe God and His promises, whether life or death approaches them. Those decisions are being made now.
I Peter 4:1-8 testifies of this (Text scripture above).
God's people will be protected by the Fire of God's Presence and the saints
will enter that "fellowship of the flame" passing through the fire of
persecution and refinement in order to join the congregation of
(Quote from April 12, TruNews Broadcast)
Look at its parts:
These are not scriptures for "other generations," these are scriptures for "last times" believers! The testimony of those who "refused deliverance (Hebrews 12)" will bring glory to Jesus Christ.
- Kept by the power of God
- Grieved by various trials
- Tested by fire.
According to Scripture, there is "mighty power" issuing toward us. The Ephesians passage in the text says it's the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, seated Him in the heavenlies, made
Him ruler over all things by putting them under His feet and establishing Him as Head over the church.
How then could we even ask the question, "What are saints to do in these perilous times?" We are to persevere and believe the Word of God! We must ingest these passages until they come out our ears when squeezed! We are to be what we say we are, SAINTS….Holiness ones with a sovereign Holy God.
The martyrologies state that during the first two hundred years of Christianity
over six million Christians were entombed within the catacombs of Rome-murdered.
How many more were buried within the other unexplored catacombs is difficult to say…
The total number would be appalling. It is claimed that if the passages of the catacombs
of Rome were measured end to end they would extend to a length of 550 miles, from the
City of Rome into the Alps.
(Further into this book:)
Let us remember that, when it seemed as though Christianity was crushed on the Continent
by the murderous Diocletian persecution, it was a British king with an army of Christian
British warriors who crossed the seas and smashed the Diocletion-Maximian armies with
defeat so catastrophic they never rose again. …it was not Peter who nationally
Christianized Rome but Constantine, the great-grandson of Arviragus, and son of the famous
Empress Helen, a British princess.
The fact that freedom reigns in any of the countries of the world is not their move toward Democracy, it is because honor toward Jesus Christ was given and God's protective flame
preserved that freedom.
(Jowett, George F, The Drama of the Lost Disciples, Covenant Publishing, Durham, 2004)
The sin of Saul was he resorted to the astrologers to find his answers instead of coming to God.
God dethroned him and established the Davidic Throne because of that. Today, we may pride ourselves as believers that we do not consort with such. Yet, medical science, mass media and cultural standards pervade the society of Christians, and their answers are from their own rationale and not through the Spirit of God. BUT, there are a few who hear none of these and through prayer and supplications find their rest in Him.
Paul endured hardships to the degree that most Cambodians could relate to and find similar expression. This will be the worldwide norm rather than the exception.
(Back to the conf:)
2 Corinthians 6:4-10
In all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
1 Corinthians 4:20
As I sat breaking bread with men and women speaking Khmer, I noted
one communality: They did not verbalize their sufferings. They knew the depth
of suffering others had endured and related to them by their kindness to one
another. They did not have to verbalize, they understood one another by their
eyes and the broken, contrite spirit of each toward the Lord. They shared the
communion of the flame without raising cup or wafer. They epitomized "we
shall know as we are known."
Those who fellowship in the flame know their counterparts without having to investigate or inquire; it is written in their faces and played out in their demeanor. Factors that determine one's admission or rejection disappear into that "oneness in the Spirit" that no interfaith group can conjure and no constitution can contain. It is written in the verse:
The kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
May Pentecost turn into Tabernacles.
He that endureth to the end…the same shall be saved.
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Until Next Month,
Dr. C. R. Oliver, PhD.
Letters To Aaron:
Those who have been reading the serialized "Letters to Aaron" will find the fifth segment by clicking HERE. Your browser will open in a new window.
Jim L, Kentucky
Random sentences from a larger email:
Another Holy Ghost written book. Guess when HE told me to send you a clean copy of the Lake book there was a good reason.....
While in an office waiting (without interruption) read the first seventy or so pages. Lots of prayer along the way with even more "rabbit trails". The book cooks.
Last night went through Chapter 10. The goal is to read through for content and then reread. So far, the morning time with the book caused the same physical effect as when I first went through restoration ministry. …Got up at the "door bell" and went into pray. As with the "restoration ministry" the LORD had cleared out so much that HE put me down to infill. I think this is what happened yesterday afternoon and evening. No big "fire" burning just put myself on the altar and let HIM have HIS way. Powerful.
The first chapter had the presence of the LORD all over it. Then the rest had HIS hand on it. Will forge forward til completion tonight and tomorrow. Then will start over from the first page.
The city on the hill is the Church of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
This is the New Jerusalem.
The parable of the wedding feast is played out in the Christ's revelation to John.
To those that cry out to the LORD, this book is an answered prayer.
To those that play lip service only, this book condemns but provides deliverence.
To the recalcitrant, they will stop at about page 9.
Love you both.
Wondrous book. My favorite is still Zadok. However, this may change.
Joey S, Minnesota
(Inquiry about Syllabus)
Will there be a companion Bible study that accompanies "Consumed By
His Fire?" It would be nice to have a presentation of the material in the
book to and for those who are interested but are not avid readers and
studiers. Dr. Oliver's materials are not for the faint of heart.
Answer: Yes, Joey, we are working on a Syllabus and a power point presentation as well.
Debbie R., Las Vegas
Thank you so much!! I am so thankful for these teachings, they resound with my heart and spirit!!
Answer: Debbie, many people are saying Consumed By His Fire resonates with their spirit…praise they Lord for these affirming words.
Support in Guatemala for the feeding station continues with Jim and Brenda Mc. as does the work in Colombia through Harry S. Contributing readers are sending direct funds from various countries to our missionaries and we thank the Lord for them.
Kevin and Joy Stoltenburg continue working on the Khmer versions of Bible animation films as contact has been firmed for that ministry in Cambodia.
Dr. and Mrs. Oliver met with two leaders from the Cambodian community on April 18th, Barnabus Mam from Phenom Phenh and Rev. Savaan Krouch (coordinator of missions) stateside.
Enthusiasm was high for the media projector series Kevin and Dr. Oliver have been developing for the Cambodian work. Approx $700 outfits a worker with laptop, projector and hard drives filled with gospel presentations which can be shown in communities with or without electricity.
These projections can be scheduled many times daily and seven days a week. (The projectors can be used for children's ministry at the local church or with training assistance in home studies.)
Dr. Oliver with Barnabus Mam and Savaan Krouch
The Lord said: Laos.
During this past week, after meeting a Laotian native in Ft. Worth---the Lord said, "I want you to fund a church building in Laos." Then the Lord said, "As you plant these churches, they will be spiritual beachheads for My work in those countries." He went on to emphasize the need for centers where power can issue forth from them. This does not mean that other church buildings or works are not being used, but the establishment of congregations that "believe more" than the average are needed. Revival will break out from them and evangelism will exceed the ordinary. Hallelujah!
From Savann Kruoch, Pastor First Cambodian Baptist Church:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I received this email from one of our Brother in Cambodia how God's work with the people in prisons in Cambodia today. They just started to build a wooden church in a prison for those criminal people that they can not get out from there to worship. This is one of a prison in Kampong Cham Province have about 1426 people in there. Out that number about 900 of them were Christians. They were so excited about the Gospel.
Please keep praying for those people and also with our Brothers and Sisters who are in a field.
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Pictures from the prison in Kampong Cham Province:
From Larry and Marla Johnson:
CR & Betty,
a special time of year, when we celebrate the
fact that our Lord is not dead, HE IS
RISEN!!! Death, hell, and the grave could
not hold Him--He conquered sin and took away the
sting of death--He paid the debt that I could
are so glad that you are our partners in
announcing this good news to Guatemala.
is because of faithful friends like you that we
have been able to stay on the field for 24
years! Your love, prayers, and offerings
help us to preach the gospel to the poor, feed
the malnourished, train and encourage pastors,
hold ladies conferences, build churches, give
much needed medical care, and so much
gave so much so that we could be forgiven and
free, together we are reaching eastern Guatemala
with that wonderful message. We sincerely
pray that God would bless and multiply to you
for the seed sown into this ministry.
Words cannot express how very thankful we are to
God and to you for all that you do for us.
& Marla Johnson
1. Please stand
with us in faith over the ministry in
general, as we are making
advancements against the kingdom of darkness and
taking back territory for Jesus. There
have been multiple attacks.....such as our
vehicles and health--we ask because the
word says if 2 or more agree, it shall be
done! The devil is defeated and we are
reminding him of that!
2. Please pray
for the remainder of monthly funds for
3. We have our feet
planted firm for the funds needed on
outreaches utilizing the new video
of Honor Guatemala Begins!
School for Pastors and Leaders!
April we began a 2 year course that will allow
pastors and leaders to get their
credentials. We have a fantastic group of
young men and women who are striving to do
something great for God in Guatemala.
Working in conjunction with the Potters
House from Mount Pleasant, Michigan, we will be
having a one week intensive session every 3
months. The class has young and old, men
and women, some who have barely had formal
schooling. It is so great to see them
working together and helping each other achieve
a mutual goal.
We ask that you pray for
They were long hard
days but the night sessions were blanketed with
an awesome move of God, as was the final class
on Friday! It was a very special moment
for me when the pastors stood and prayed for us
and said that they looked to me as their
spiritual father. We embraced and prayed
for each other. I am looking forward to 2
years of developing closer relationships with
these wonderful men and women of God. I
want this school to be more than just academic
hours to earn a title, I long for it to be a
time that we can focus on the spiritual aspect
of what is truly necessary to become a minister
as a Flame of Fire a true Vessel of Honor meet
for the Master's use!
Ladies Conference in Honduras
Breaking the Chains!
What a powerful time as 500 village
women came together to
And they came fired up and ready to
be set free from the chains that have held them
back from fulfilling their divine destiny, from
receiving the manifestation of their full
healing, from having joy--they were set free,
healed and delivered as the word
came forth with power! These ladies
literally pulled and made a demand on the
anointing and the Spirit of God with their
To often in Latin American the women
are devalued, told that they aren't worth
anything. But the truth set them free as
they heard how one little woman in Judges 9
delivered her city from certain death! The
altar was filled with women who were determined
to fulfill their destiny no matter what the
world tells them, no matter what their peers
tell them, no matter what anyone tells
them! I believe that God is raising up an
army of people in these last days many of which
are women! The word of God will be
preached in Latin American as the waters cover
God be the Glory for all that he did in
hold our annual
Pastor's Conference in Coban. It was great
to have all the pastors from that department
come together for a day for learning and
refreshing! We ate together, prayed
together & for each other, opened the word
together and grew closer in the spirit of
also went with Pastor Chuck Allen to
The Poqomchi of Coban
are such a special people, and these men and
women of God are reaching out to villages that
have been steeped in Mayan religion. But
they are moving forward in faith, step by step
winning the lost at any cost! To God be
the Glory for all that He did in