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The Biblical Truth About Aliens (with Dr. Hugh Ross)

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A Powerful Move of God at The Domino Revival on October 24

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What Happened at the Red Carpet Premiere of The Domino Revival?

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Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) The Antichrist?

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How Do We Know The Resurrection Is Real?

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In my studies, I have found six reasons that prove the credibility of the resurrection of Jesus Christ:   

1. The empty tomb.  

I find it strange that if someone of the stature of George Washington can establish the United States and we know where his body is, what about Jesus? Jesus’ life measures time – we mark it with A.D. and B.C. because of Him!  When He showed up on the planet, he affected change in the entire world. If He is still dead and never rose again, why do we not know where His body is?  We know where Shakespeare’s body is, and he only gave us good plays.  We don’t know where Jesus’ body is, and He turned the world upside down.  Someone as significant as Him would have a body in the grave that everyone knew where to find.    

The cross2. Women were eyewitnesses of the resurrection.   

In the first century, if you were trying to convince people that your story was legitimate, you would never choose a woman.  They weren’t permitted in a court of law to testify legally, so why would you choose them to prove your case?  The woman who witnessed the empty tomb didn’t care whether others believed them or not.  They were certain of what they saw with their own eyes.  According to the New Testament accounts, many people witnessed the risen Jesus, including Mary Magdalene. The fact that so many women claimed to have seen the risen Jesus adds credibility to the resurrection account.

3.  After the resurrection, Jesus’ disciples suddenly had courage.  

The disciples were previously weak.  Peter acted like he was strong when he took out his sword and cut off the ear of the guard prior to Jesus’ death.  But then, he turned around and denied Jesus to a servant girl!  The disciples went from being fearful and disheartened after the crucifixion to being bold and courageous after encountering the risen Jesus. This transformation is difficult to explain if the resurrection did not actually occur.  And they all faced martyrdom as a result of their transformation into bold believers.  

4.  His family believed.  

James, the brother of Jesus, was skeptical of Jesus’ resurrection, but then eventually was stoned to death for his faith.  The closer you get to someone, the less you see the reality of who someone is. The last person who’s going to see your divinity is your family. The Bible says that a prophet in his hometown is without honor.  Sometimes the last person to recognize who you really are is the person closest to you.   As long as James treated Him like his earthly brother, James could not receive from the Lord.  But when he took a step back and said, “Jesus is my savior, not just my brother,” that is evidence of the resurrection. James the brother of Jesus was skeptical but then eventually stoned to death. What did James experience that was so palpable and so credible that he died for it, other than the truth of the resurrection?

5.  Large crowds of eyewitnesses.  

Only 20 years after Christ’s resurrection, Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 15 and he recorded that men and women were still alive at the time when he wrote the letter, which was about 55 AD. Undoubtedly they told others about the miracle and it began to spread.  For us, the resurrection is more than 2000 years old, but at the time of Paul it was only 20 years old.  He said there had been so many eyewitnesses, many still alive, and even named them by name and shared where they lived so you could go and find them and ask for yourself!  The resurrection is credible!

6.  The conversion of Saul.  

Saul was a religious zealot.  He believed in the old covenant sacrificial system. In other words, he believed that the pure blood of an animal was spilled for the remission of sins.  When you were guilty, something blameless had to take your place.  God instituted this practice.  Paul understood the scriptures, but he didn’t understand who the scriptures were about. 

Yet, Paul had an experience with the resurrected Jesus and suddenly went from killing Christians and commissioning their martyrdom to becoming a radical believer in Jesus.  Over the course of time, he not only served Jesus, but he endured five floggings, three beatings, three shipwrecks, a stoning, extreme poverty, and years of ridicule.  Then at the end of it, the Roman Emperor Nero had him beheaded because he refused to deny his faith in Jesus. How does a person change that radically? They experience the risen Jesus.  

the empty tombWhile there are those who dispute the credibility of the resurrection, the evidence suggests that this event is a historical fact and a cornerstone of the Christian faith. The empty tomb, the female eyewitnesses, the sudden courage infused into the disciples, the belief of his family, the large groups of eyewitnesses, and the conversion of Saul into a powerful witness for the gospel all prove that the resurrection is credible.  We can trust that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a historical fact and base our faith upon it.  


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A Prophetic Word for Women in Ministry with Jeremiah Johnson

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The Biblical Truth About Aliens (with Dr. Hugh Ross)

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Four Signs You’re Dating The Wrong Person

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📺 Why God Removes People From Your Life

📖 Bible Reading Plan: Rip Up The List

📝Did I Marry the Right Person?


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How Do I Get Control Of My Mind

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📝 Why Can’t I Hear God?

📝 How to Overcome Anxiety


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When Will God Send My Spouse?

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📝 Bible Verses About Marriage

📺 What Are Soul Ties And How Do I Get Free?


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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

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Should Christians celebrate mainstream holidays like Christmas and Halloween?  I take a very hard-line stance against Halloween, which you can watch more about here, in my video with Jenny Weaver “You Should Know This Before Celebrating Halloween” and my video with Julie Lopez, “Former Witch Exposes Halloween.”  If you would like a deep dive into my theology behind this, these two videos give the long form of my beliefs about why Halloween is not for Christians.  

Accept, Reject, or Redeem

When it comes to evaluating whether or not we participate in something as believers, we have three options: accept, reject, or redeem. When you examine the roots of Halloween, it’s irredeemable.  We cannot redeem something evil, dark, murderous, and demonic.  In my view, Halloween is something that we as believers should reject. 

When I made a public stance on this, I had a great deal of support from the Christian community.  I even had a viral quote that said, “My favorite Halloween tradition is casting out demons.”  But my stance on Christmas is different.  Even though Christmas has pagan roots, the heart of the Christmas celebration is the celebration of the birth of our Savior.  

The Difference is the Heart

The difference between Halloween and Christmas is the heart and intention behind the holiday.  So I do celebrate Christmas.  I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin in Bethlehem.  I believe He lived a sinless, perfect life and was crucified and rose on the third day. Was Jesus born on December 25?  No, probably not.  Is there a historical Jewish celebration or feast that co-exists with Christmas?  Not necessarily.   Even though the holiday has pagan origins, historically it was decided that they would celebrate Christ on this day.  So, this is again an opportunity where we have the choice to accept, reject, or redeem. I believe this falls into the category of redeem.  

Don’t Take Christ From Christmas

The world twists the time of the year and tries to call it the “holiday season.” because they want to delete Christ from Christmas.  Therefore, I think the most important thing Christians can do right now is celebrate Christmas!  There is a big difference between Halloween, which is overtly dark and demonic, and Christmas, which ubiquitously celebrates Christ.  

Nativity SceneOf course, you can get caught up in materialism during Christmas, which would mean you’re missing the mark.  If the greatest gift that you give to your kids is a toy and not the gift of salvation through Jesus, you should re-evaluate how you celebrate.  

Approach Christmas With Intention

We celebrate Christ during Christmas!  The whole world is celebrating Christmas, so let’s use it as an opportunity to celebrate Christ. While the world makes it about materialism and the worship of money, as the people of God, let’s make it about generosity.  While the world makes it about family, Jesus said His family is the one who does the will of His father.  So don’t make it about physical family, make it about your spiritual family.  Don’t make it all about material gifts and neglect the great gift of salvation!  

Approach this Christmas with intention and redeem it!  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Further Resources

📺Pastor Mike discusses this as a part of a Q&A in the video Real Pastor Answers Questions About the Spirit Realm

📺You Should Know This Before Celebrating Halloween

📺Former Witch Exposes Halloween


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Muslim To Christian: My Interview with Farzana Abraham (The Breakers Challenge)

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If you’re a Muslim and you’re curious about Christ and Christianity, I believe that you came to the right place to hear her story.  Farzana’s story is not just about converting from Muslim to Christian, but it’s about finding freedom and healing.  It’s also about breaking through trauma and different pains from the past.  Here’s my interview with Farzana Abraham, who experienced a radical conversion from Islam to Christianity.  

Pastor Mike:  What was it like being raised in a Muslim family in America?

Farzana: Growing up, my parents always believed in Allah, but they didn’t follow the religion. They worked a few jobs to make ends meet. So, because of that, they didn’t have time to teach us, and they would send us to Sunday school and we would learn from other imams.

My parents would fight and argue a lot, and it would turn into abuse.  

My dad’s anger worsened. In the meantime, while that was happening, I was learning from other imams and teachers about the Quran. I felt my parents were forcing their religion on me but weren’t doing their part. So they were like, you need to follow Allah, you need to do this or that, but they weren’t praying or reading the Quran. We didn’t go to mosque. So, that made me think, “Why should I follow the religion if you’re not following yourself, as well?”  And I remember telling my mom that I didn’t believe in Allah and that I didn’t care if I went to hell because I was already living in one.  

I didn’t want to follow a religion just because someone else was following it or just to look like I was following it. It was kind of like oh, what is this person gonna think? What is the community going to think? You’re breaking my heart as a parent if you don’t follow and stuff like that. 

There was one point when I was curious about Christianity, but the way my dad approached it, it was as if I shouldn’t be questioning Quran or Islam. Like, you’ll go to hell if you learn about Christianity.  So, it was just like a lot of fear, but I was still curious about it. I just never really pursued it, because I was worried about what he was going to do. 

Pastor Mike:  I have a question that a lot of people would like to know, especially people that don’t have a window into the Muslim world.  Islam is a global religion, but many people might be watching right now that have never been in a Muslim family. You’ve described your experience, your thoughts, and your beliefs growing up, being forced to go to mosque, but not wanting to be there and questioning and challenging all these things. Do you feel like that’s a common thing within Muslim families, especially in the United States?

Farzana: I feel that it’s very common.  Like, because you’re born into a Muslim family, you have to follow the religion. You’re not allowed to know about the other religions and then it goes back to, what is the community gonna think? You could lose all of your community and your family.  So instead of worrying about your salvation, you’re worried about what everyone else is going to do.  

Especially with 9-11 happening, I began to look at Islam differently, because it didn’t make sense to me. Why would they crash into a building in the name of Allah?  Islam is all about peace. So, when 9/11 happened, I began questioning if it was peace or if it was covering up something.  Pastor Mike:  So you’re dealing with that in the world and then, at home, you’re also dealing with personal pain, and then you’re feeling like you’re forced to learn these things and it’s not even adding up.  And you’re feeling like you’re never good enough, your efforts are never good enough for your dad and your family, never enough for your religion, and you feel the weight of condemnation, guilt, shame, and works.  

Now the gospel of Jesus Christ is that we’ll never be good enough.  We can’t pray enough, fast enough, give enough, or earn enough money.  because you think about Jesus, the gospel of Jesus Christ is that we’ll never be good enough. We can’t pray enough, we can’t fast enough, we can’t give enough, we can’t earn enough money, but we are saved because Jesus was perfect. He died on the cross and three days later, rose again.  If we accept him as our savior, we’re saved and so, it’s the opposite of every other religion. Every other religion’s message is that if you do this list of things, maybe you’ll go to heaven, maybe you’ll have the acceptance of God, but Jesus said, “No, I took your place. You should be punished, you should die, and you should go to hell, but you are going to have eternal life because I took your place. I took the punishment upon me and that’s what it means to be saved, to have a savior.”   

How did you make that transition, Farzana, from being raised Muslim and then almost being an atheist where you’re not even sure God exists, to then now becoming a Christian?  What happened?  

Farzana:  So, when I met my husband, he told me that he’s not an Indian Muslim, he’s an Indian Christian. And I didn’t realize South Asians could be Christians. I thought they could only be Muslims and Hindus.  And after he told me that, I didn’t give much thought to it.  At one point, we went from being friends to the relationship zone.  As things progressed, we were trying to figure out if we should start a relationship.  One of the things he mentioned is that his parents were looking for a Christian girl, so when he told me, I told him I would never convert to Christianity.  Even though I didn’t believe in Islam wholeheartedly, just the idea of converting for a man was not my thing.  

One day I saw him reading the Bible and I asked him what he was reading. He told me about the parting of the Red Sea and I was curious. The Quran talks about that, and it intrigued me that the Bible talked about it too. So I told him that I wanted to know more about it.  So, he bought me my first Bible. 

With him, he wasn’t forcing his religion on me, he was just telling me who Jesus is, and about the Bible. About six months into our relationship, his parents were against our entire thing because they wanted a Christian girl for him.  It’s really rare for Muslims to convert to Christianity and more common for Christians to come to Islam. 

While that was happening,  I told my mom that I was curious about Christianity.  I wanted to learn more about it.  That’s when I found out about V1 Church. The Holy Spirit was really intriguing to me because I had never heard about the Holy Spirit. When I read about the Holy Spirit, the fact that he is someone who can comfort you, who can bring joy and peace, was something that I was craving.  I never really had joy or peace in my life.   With Jesus, you don’t have to be perfect. You can be the most imperfect person, but he’s still going to love you anyway.

Pastor Mike:  Listening to you talk and explain the love of Jesus; no one will ever convince me that His love isn’t real.  The thing about Jesus is He gets to the root.  So when you talked about your dad with anger issues, Jesus wouldn’t just say, well you did ten good things and give bad things, so you still go to heaven.  Jesus would say, why are you so angry? Why are you doing this? And the Holy Spirit would begin to minister to the person, to your dad, and begin to deal with those issues.  

When you came to V1 Church, I watched God deal with the root. You were experiencing so much freedom.  I think there’s a lot of people who question what their family would think if they turned to Jesus.  But that’s not how you make a decision.  You make a decision based on the question, “What does God truly think?”  And Jesus is proof that He loves us and He cares for us. So, if you want to receive Jesus, it’s not about switching religions, it’s about switching from religion to a relationship.  

As we wrap this up, Farzana, what would you say to people who are in a similar place that you were?  

Farzana:  Don’t just follow religion just because someone told you to follow a religion. Follow it because it’s something that you want to do. When you look at Jesus, He isn’t just a prophet, based on what other people are saying. Jesus is actually a real person who really did die and was resurrected three days later.  He’s not just someone that you read about in the books. He’s a living God. 

Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive.” So, if you earnestly ask Him, “Lord, truly show me who You are,” He will show Himself to you. That’s what happened to me. When I said to Him, “I want to see who You really are,” all of a sudden, I got this wild vision. First, I saw colors, and then a  lion popped up, and then the second after that, an eagle popped up. It started turning white, and then it turned green, and then I saw Jesus. His body was there, but his face wasn’t there. Then, I saw a hand reaching out and it changed.  Then it disappeared again and a bigger hand came out right afterward. 

From that moment, I knew Jesus was real because this was the second time He showed himself to me. If you are truly asking for Him, He will show Himself to you.  He’s not just a prophet.  He’s a person.  He’s the real Messiah.  He died and came back to life three days later.  

Pastor Mike: You just said He will show Himself to you. Jesus himself said, “Knock and the door will be open. Seek and you will find. Ask and you will receive.” That’s all you have to do right now is just seek, ask, and knock. Say, “God, here I am. I want You. I know that this is true. Jesus, You’ve revealed Yourself to me as the Savior of the world.”  The Bible says that when you accept Christ, when Jesus becomes your Savior, you actually receive a new family, as well, and now, there are brothers and sisters that you have in the faith, and you’re going to receive a new family.  Welcome to the family.  Thanks for speaking with us today, Farzana.  

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An Athiest After Death

An atheist neurosurgeon was surprised by who he met and what he saw after he died.  Dr. Eben Alexander was a leading Harvard neuroscientist and brain surgeon who didn’t believe in God, heaven, or anything outside of the brain and then he died. He was brain-dead from rare encephalitis of the brain for seven days.  Doctors wanted to discontinue life support and declare him completely dead because he was not registering any brain activity.  But suddenly, he returned to full consciousness and had an incredible story to tell.

With no brain activity, he couldn’t possibly dream or hallucinate, and yet, he experienced the afterlife. What makes this experience important is the first-person account of thinking, speaking, and being without any registered brain function. This confirms that life is processed through the brain, but it is not produced through the brain.

We are triune beings: mind, body, and spirit. Your spirit is the eternal part of you. Your brain is part of your body, but your mind is part of your soul. The most shocking discovery from not only Dr. Eben Alexander, but from hundreds of others, is that you can think, feel, move, and experience existence without your brain.

HeavenNear-Death Experiences in Surgery

I’ve personally read dozens and dozens of first-person accounts of people taken into surgery with their eyes banded shut who died unexpectedly on the table.  In the moments before going to heaven or hell, they see an aerial perspective of the room as their spirit comes out of their body, and then they’re brought back to life through medical interventions by the team.  They’re able to give a full description of the tools that were being used, the layout of the room, and in one case, a scrolling marquee that one doctor put on top of the cabinets in the patient’s room that was intended for those who had near-death experiences to report back what they saw.

Now, there are many scientific discoveries, but what can we learn from the millions that lived before us and how they understood death? Ancient Israelites understood what science is just starting to catch up to. Ecclesiastes 12:7 tells us what happens when a person dies.  It says: 

and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

What Happens After We Die?

The only real question now is what happens when our spirit returns to God and we face judgment for how we lived our lives here on earth.

Matthew 25:41 says: 

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Don’t Leave Your Eternity Up To Chance

Too many people who were not Christians have reported dying and then experiencing hell. You do not want to leave your eternal destination up to chance. There’s a reason why millions of people believe what I just said and why science is catching up with the eternal truth.  When we die, we have to give account for our lives.  The only protection that we have is that Jesus, who is seated at the right hand of God, The Father, declares you are forgiven when you put your faith in Him.  

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