THE REST by Ben Peters


The Spirit of God is hovering over His church, powerfully and graciously wooing her and leading her into the place of rest, which Hebrews 4 declares is available to all of His children.  This invitation to this seemingly mystical rest is increasing in its intensity.

The phrase, “The Rest,” has two different meanings.  One meaning is: “that which remains,” as in “The Rest of the Story.”   The other meaning is “stopping our work and getting refreshed.”  But “The Rest” of Hebrews 4 involves both.  Hebrews 4:9 declares, “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.”  Thus, Scripture is telling us that there is more – the rest – of what God has given us that we need to possess.  In other words, WE NEED TO POSSESS THE REST OF WHAT GOD HAS FOR US, WHICH IS THE REST.

Israel had some amazing blessings in the wilderness, which followed an amazing victory over Egypt, but the greatest blessings had not yet been claimed and “The Rest” of their blessings were still waiting for them.

The word, “REST,” in both Hebrew and Greek actually means, “ABODE,” which, I believe, has huge significance for the church today.  This rest is more than just stopping work, but also being able to fully enjoy possessions.  Israel did not enter into their “Abode” because of unbelief.   The Promised Land was their “Abode.”   

It’s like getting to go home when you’ve been on a long trip.  You don’t really rest until you get to your own house and your own bed, etc.  We’ve stayed in some nice motels and hotels, as well as some very nice homes on the road, but we don’t really completely rest until we get home to what is our own, as humble as it may be.  Our soul longs for that complete emotional rest that only comes when we are where we feel we can be totally ourselves.

Our rest in God is something like that.  We may know we have eternal life, but not fully possessing what He has provided for us.  He wants us to be led into the fullness of His promises and go in to possess the land that has been waiting for us. 

The King James Version translates Hebrews 4:11 this way:  “Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

The word, “labor,” actually means “do it quickly and diligently.”  Israel’s sin of unbelief caused them to delay action, which led them to wander in the wilderness without entering their rest for forty years.  When God is ready to bless you, take quick action and trust Him completely. 

Israel had possession of their freedom from slavery.  It was much better than slavery, but God wanted to give them the fullness of His blessing in their own land. They missed out because of fear and unbelief.  Fear and unbelief always partner to rob us and to rob God.

What we may miss when we read Hebrews 4 is the application for the church.  Even as Israel, under Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, had possessed the land of Canaan for three generations, so the church was in possession of its territory in the early days of their history.  Whereas “Natural Israel” was given a natural piece of land to possess, “Spiritual Israel,” the church, was given a spiritual territory to possess.  That wonderful gift was the fulness of the manifested presence of God, which produced incredible fruit and power, after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2.  The spiritual fruit was the amazing level of unselfishness and generosity.  The power was miracles of healing, deliverance and raising the dead, resulting in thousands of souls saved. 

This was the Promised Land of the early church.  Jesus gave them the promise repeatedly in John 14-17 and then again in Acts 1:8, when He told them they would receive power after the Holy Spirit had come upon them, causing them to be witnesses at home and abroad. 

Israel had lost their possessions for over 400 years before they were able to reclaim it through many battles in their Promised Land.  In like manner, the church had lost its possessions for over a thousand years, and it has taken several hundred years, beginning with the Reformation to get to where we are today in reclaiming our spiritual possessions.  Like Joshua, before his death, I believe Jesus, whose Hebrew name is actually Joshua, is calling the church to finish taking back their possessions from the enemy.  He wants to strike a death blow to false doctrines, such as Cessationism, which claims that miracles are not for today, by demonstrating His power and might to the nations.

Are we, His church, ready to go in and possess our inherited “Abode?”

I hear the voice of God exhorting us:  “Go in and possess the land.  I gave it to you 2000 years ago.  Don’t fear the giants in the land, whether they be religious, political or leaders from any mountain of society.  I have given them into your hands.  Just listen and obey.  When I tell you to march around Jericho seven times, do it.  Trust me and I will show you my right hand of power.  Did I not instruct Joshua to be strong and of a good courage?   So now, I am instructing My church.  Rise up and possess your possessions, so you can truly enter into your perfect rest.  Only then, can I demonstrate to the lost, how much I love them and how mighty a God I AM.  Listen and obey, and I will use you to build My Kingdom.

Ben Peters





I saw many angels scurrying around, excitedly building a new platform.  They were building it out in the public square, where people came daily to do business and to meet with others. This platform had a high sign at the back of it that read, “JESUS IS LORD.”   The platform was being built for a new wave of Christian leaders that loved God passionately, and were not into ministry for personal gain or favor.  They were the young and the old, including former rebels and misfits, who had found purpose and belonging in the family of God.

Right now, I hear the Holy Spirit saying,

“Do not despise the testimony of former drug addicts, those formerly entangled with sexual sin or entertainers. 

Do not ignore political enemies who have come to know My love and power. 

I have promised that I would show you things that you’ve never known before, if you called on Me. 

I am about to release a wave of new things and your hearts will be overwhelmed with the changes that are coming.  I will not stop with changes and new things, however."

“I will double down on exposing wickedness wherever it exists, whether in government, business, entertainment or the church.  Be ready to cooperate with Me and listen to My voice.  

I will surprise even some of my most faithful friends with My wisdom and direction. 

I have not turned a deaf ear to any of your prayers. ( I have delayed some answers, in order to create a greater tidal wave of My glory that will come on the land, both in the United States of America, and in every other country, where people have been calling on My name for My intervention and mercy.”)



In reading the Book of Ruth again, the Holy Spirit highlighted the fact that Naomi and her family left Bethlehem because of famine.  Bethlehem simply means "The House of Bread". They left the House of Bread, because the supply of bread had ceased. Their stomachs were empty.  They had to go elsewhere to survive.

The Body of Christ is called to provide the Bread of Life to people. Sadly, many churches, denominations and ministries have forsaken the Bread of Life and offered nothing but artificial religious ingredients, or “Fake Bread.”  As a result, millions of people, especially young people, no longer participate. They have left the House of Bread.

The consequences of leaving the House of Bread have been devastating. Our social problems have multiplied exponentially since we took prayer and the Bible (the revelation of the Bread of Life) out of our schools and other public institutions.



Naomi got up and returned to Bethlehem, “For she had heard in the country of Moab, that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread.”  Ruth 1:6.  

Yay God!!!  The Body of Christ will return to offering the true “Bread of Life” to those who come to eat from God's table. Jesus is sovereignly visiting His people, many of whom have been desperately calling on His name.

I see in the Spirit, and do declare and decree that massive multitudes are heading back to the House of Bread, after spending time in a spiritually foreign country.

Crowds will gather wherever the angels have built a platform for these emerging voices,  for these ministers of God's grace, of His love and of His power to transform.  These platforms will be built on every mountain of society – Family, Religion, Government, Education, Media, Entertainment and Business. 

Perhaps you are called to cooperate behind the scenes to help place someone on a platform.  Some of you may be called to be the voice that is on the platform.

If you are currently being prepared for such a position, and once you are placed in that position, you need a faithful team of prayer warriors and a spiritually strong backbone "made of steel". Let God prepare you, and be prepared, since attacks will come. Know that God will always take care of His people. 


While Naomi is a prophetic symbol of former believers and partakers of the Bread of Life, Ruth is a prophetic picture of those who have never tasted His bread before. 

I believe God is going to reveal Himself to the people of many nations, people who have worshipped many other gods and have found their lives empty.  When they see Christians coming back to that place of intimacy with the Bread of Life, they will be overwhelmed by Holy Spirit and will be drawn to come and taste of that Bread as well. Believers will welcome spiritual foreigners and encourage them to come along and partake of His fresh bread. 

Because of Ruth’s love and devotion to Naomi, and her willingness to leave her homeland and her religious faith, God bestowed a huge blessing on her through a wonderful man named Boaz.  Ruth not only ended up with a book in the Bible named after her, but she also became the great grandmother to David, Israel’s greatest king, which put her in the lineage of Jesus.  I believe this too is prophetic.  God is going to greatly honor some of those who have come to the House of Bread to partake of the Bread of Life. Some, like Paul, will have persecuted Him, even some of those who have served ISIS or other terrorist groups.  God will give Kingdom leaders the wisdom and grace to empower these, like Barnabas did for Paul, and they will accomplish great things for God.



I want to challenge you to ask God to show you how to cooperate with Him, and His ministering angels, in building platforms and in positioning His chosen voices to speak to the people of the Land. 

Ask Him to visit His people by bringing this Living Bread to them again.  Remember that the natural bread, that people ate in Jesus time, had many necessary nutrients to sustain life.  It wasn’t filled with artificial ingredients.  It wasn’t “Fake Bread.” 

Pray for the Body of Christ to actually function with incredible sacrificial love, and awesome displays of supernatural power, as Jesus did in His earthly body, and as the early church did as well.  May we, His body, be transformed into Living Bread for hungry people.

Delivered with a father's blessing,
Ben Peters,  Founder of Kingdom Sending Center

CUTTING OFF GOLIATH'S HEAD by Ben Peters               

June 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

Here's an article I just finished writing.  Would love your thoughts, and always welcome your prayers.


I was recently given a word that God wanted me to go after Goliath’s head.  My understanding of what this means has been developing over the past few months.  Here is what I’m discerning at this point. 


The head represents many things, but the primary meaning, I believe, is how we think about things.  To me it represents the thoughts that the enemy has placed in our own minds to keep us in bondage and defeat.  For Israel, they were convinced that they had no chance to defeat the Philistines, and they were filled with fear that they would become their slaves, because Goliath was too big a challenge for them. 

The “head” also represents the command center.  The way we think controls our actions.  The head dictates what we say, where we go, and what we do.  Thus, it’s so very important that we think God’s thoughts as opposed to the thoughts the enemy wants us to believe.


While meditating on this concept, it occurred to me that I could go after the chief lies perpetrated by our enemy on each of the seven mountains of society.  While that would be interesting and applicable for many, I know that God has clearly called me to three of these mountains and that’s the focus He has had me on for some time.  Let’s deal first with the biggest for me as a traveling minister and author of Christian books.  That would be the Religion (Church and Kingdom) Mountain.  After that, we’ll address the Big Lie on the Education Mountain and finally, the Big Lie on the Government Mountain.


There is one lie that has two parts, which keeps the church from experiencing God’s victory and power.  Jesus prayed that we would all be one, so that the world would believe that the Father had sent Him.  Logically then, when we are not one, the world does not easily believe that Jesus is God’s Son, sent to the world to redeem them, and bring them into a personal relationship with their Heavenly Father. 

  1.   The first part of the lie is that we must accept divisions and denominations as the normal.  They have been with us all our lives back through many generations.  It’s hopeless to think that we can ever be in unity again like the early church.
  2. The second part of the lie is that we can pursue unity through compromising our doctrines and practices, so as to be less offensive.  Instead of producing true unity, this only weakens us and, although some practical benefits might occur, we’ll never have the true unity that God intended us to have.

God has given me a major charge since my youth (which was a few years back) to teach and preach on the importance of true and biblical unity.  This was confirmed when James Goll, not knowing anything about our ministry, spoke at the conference we hosted in Illinois.  While he was preaching, he came down to where I was sitting and began to pound my chest, saying, “John 17, John 17, John 17.  You’re called to bring unity in the body of Christ.”  After the meeting, I told him that I had already written two books on unity.  They were my first book and my seventh book.  Instantly, he responded. One, seven – seventeen – John 17.  It blew me away, but I know God had confirmed my calling. 

Thus, God has called me to decapitate the lie that says we can’t be in unity and the lie that says we must compromise truth and righteousness to achieve unity.  What then is the truth that can decapitate this lie?

First, we must recognize the source of disunity.  I discuss this in more detail in GOD’S FAVORITE NUMBER – my second book on unity, which replaced my first book – HEAL YOUR BODY, LORD.   Disunity is caused primarily not by a difference in our intellectual understanding of doctrine, but rather by pride in our doctrines and our incredible desire to be right, rather than to be one.  It’s man’s ego that most hinders unity, not his intellect.  So how then do we practically pursue true unity?

Jesus gave us the secret to unity in John 17, verse 22: “And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one.”  If we can understand what Jesus was saying here, we can properly pursue the path to the unity that He sought for us. 

Adam and Eve were clothed in God’s glory in the Garden of Eden.  Created in the image of God, they were clothed, like Him, in His glory.  With sin came their awareness of their nakedness, causing them to cover themselves with fig leaves.  Ever since that day, men and women have been trying to cover up their loss of God’s glory with earthly glory, such as fame, power and wealth.  However, there seems to never be enough to go around and we all look for ways to restore the glory that will cover the nakedness of our souls.  The subtle warfare and competition over the little available glory results in great disunity.

Jesus declared in John 17:22 that He was giving His disciples the same glory the Father had given Him so that they could experience the same kind of unity that He had with His Father in Heaven.  This is an incredible statement.  The way to access this unity then, is to fully access the glory that Jesus gave His disciples.  In His glory, we live in another dimension, where His heart and mind are imparted to us and we see one another with His eyes.  But most of all we all see Him, and our focus is not on ourselves but on Him.  This was the source of unity of the early church, right after Jesus departed, and it will be ours as well as we get closer and closer to His appearing. 

I find five times in John 17 that Jesus prayed for unity.  I find five times in the first five chapters of the fifth book of the New Testament that the disciples were in unity.  Five is the number for grace and without God’s grace we will never have unity.  God gives grace to the humble (James 4:7).  It was humility in the disciples, after their failure at the cross that brought them into unity in the Upper Room, even before the Day of Pentecost.  Humility is a very highly underrated Kingdom commodity.  I’d like to humbly (LOL) recommend our book, HUMILITY AND HOW I ALMOST ACHIEVED IT. 

God will give us the choice to humble ourselves or let Him humble us, but we will be humbled, because He wants to give us more grace and He will operate according to His own holy Word.  At times, He will sovereignly reveal His glory and bathe us in it to bring us into that unity, but I believe that He will do whatever it takes to bring us into unity because He loves us and He wants the world to believe in Him as a consequence of our unity.

How does that work?  People will believe in Jesus when we are in unity because we will once again have the power and authority of the early church, only at a greater level.  This will be the impetus or driving force of the coming great revival harvest. 


The Big Lie on the mountain of education is the Theory of Evolution, with all its diabolical and devastating implications.  God has been putting this strongly on my heart for some time now.  I haven’t written any books on this subject, but I’ve been getting the urge to do so in recent months. 

This humongous lie, taught as fact in most government schools, has contributed to so many evils in our society – the most destructive of which is the loss of faith in God by so many millions of younger adults and children.   The eternal consequences are beyond our ability to imagine. 

Another obvious evil which this lie has encouraged is that of abortion.  Without God in the picture, life has little or no value.  A woman and her doctor can decide whether that baby will be more of a problem than an asset.  If there is no God, there are no eternal consequences; the child has no eternal soul, and therefore it is not a big deal to kill it and perhaps have another one later when it’s more convenient.

Other evils advanced by this lie include teen pregnancies, suicides, drunkenness, drug abuse, crimes of all kinds and all kinds of corruption, including in government.

But how can we go for Goliath’s head when it comes to this gigantic deception that has such a stranglehold on our education system?  I believe God is giving us a two-fold approach to this.  David took out Goliath in two steps.  First the stone to the forehead and secondly the sword to the neck.

  1. The forehead is a thin skeletal protection to the brain.  David used a small stone, but it had a powerful impact and knocked the giant down.  We have some wonderful resources put out by Creation Scientists, that can put doubts in the minds of people who believe in evolution.  I saw that happen in the community where I ran a Christian school in the church I pastored.  I published a critique of evolution in our local paper and a local high school science teacher lost a night of sleep because of it.  I’m sure it raised questions in the minds of others as well.  We need to make use of these resources, including some great documentary movies that have been produced.  In addition, we can raise the obvious questions about how unreasonable it is to believe that so much beauty and order and intricate design, such as DNA, atoms, elements, reproductive processes, etc., all came about by accidents, not to mention how the materials came into being that provided the resources for the original “Big Bang” to happen.
  2. But how will we put the sword to the neck of this lie of evolution and really cut off its head?  The Sword of the Spirit is The Word of God.  Too many times we use God’s Word as a sword of the flesh to prove our points, but when we allow the Holy Spirit to inspire His Word and demonstrate His power and love through signs and wonders and gifts of the Holy Spirit, we can decapitate this terrible lie.  When people see the miracles, they will believe in their Creator and reject the lie of evolution.  I’ve seen non-believers become believers when they received a miracle in their own bodies.  I also did extensive biblical research for my book, “SIGNS AND WONDERS – TO SEEK OR NOT TO SEEK.”  In that research, I discovered that over 90% of all conversions in Scripture happened because of something supernatural taking place.  We must pursue God’s glory through humility, in order to receive God’s grace (Charis) to operate His gifts of grace (Charisma), so that people will believe in Jesus and reject the godless theory of evolution.


There is probably no bigger lie related to government than the lie that it is our ultimate source for everything we need.  It is our security and our daily bread.  This lie is called the Sennacherib spirit in my book, A MANDATE TO LAUGH.  This book exposes the subtle spirit of slavery creeping in, making us satisfied just to have a little security, versus the threat of losing everything.  We won’t go into detail with it here, but this lie is also so deeply entrenched in our culture that taking it on is a very dangerous and arduous task.  It makes one a target by people who have become very dependent on government help.  Naturally they fear the loss of income or medical care, etc., and who could blame them.  What then is the answer and how can we cut the head off this monstrous, gigantic Goliath.

This lie crept in little by little, as government grew and became more involved in the life and culture of its citizens, replacing the responsibilities of families and churches.  Taking care of the poor (welfare) and education are two primary examples.  These were responsibilities of churches in every early American community.  When government, with its deep pocket resources, offered to take them over from the churches, it seemed like a great deal to them.  And besides, the education and welfare were still being run by good people.  Christianity and patriotism were still taught in the early public schools, but over time, that all changed and today, we have a national disaster on our hands, with the loss of even our freedom of speech and religion on school campuses.

It took about two hundred years of gradual change to get to where we are today, but I believe restoration can come much more quickly.  I believe God will do a quick work, raising up the church to once again fulfill its earthly mandate.  Although we live for eternity, not for this earth, we are called to rule and reign here until He returns, and we have a responsibility to bring truth and justice to those who live on this earth.

My personal mandate is also two-fold in beheading this giant.  First, I want to live as much as possible by faith in God and as little as possible by dependence on our government and its various agencies.  As a ministry team, my wife and I keep our needs to ourselves, to keep the testimony that God does provide for us and we have never had to ask anyone for help to meet our personal needs.  God uses people, but they give when they feel led, and the timing has been miraculous on so many occasions.  Shedding our dependence on government takes faith and that is something that we, in western nations, have in very short supply.  I wrote the book, FAITH ON FIRE, to combat the structures of unbelief that have been built into us growing up in our western society.

Secondly, God has called me to make people aware of the dangers of allowing this giant to keep us in bondage to our own governments.  At the same time, I want to stir up the church to radically change the way it perceives its role regarding government dependency.  I’d like to see churches take on more and more responsibilities in the area of welfare and education, even where the government is duplicating these services.  I’ve helped to start three different Christian schools in churches and the long-term results have been very rewarding.

The big surge in overcoming government dependence will come with the coming great transfer of wealth to fund the great harvest of souls on the earth.  These are biblical promises and I believe we will see this coming at the same time as a great spiritual revival with signs, wonders and miracles, and hundreds of millions of souls saved in a short period of time.  I wrote a prophetic book regarding these events called, THE ULTIMATE CONVERGENCE. 

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The three BIG LIES mentioned here are very interrelated, but all need to be tackled individually.  I don’t want to just knock these giants down to get up later and resume their activities.  I want to completely behead them through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  If anyone wants to join me, I would be so encouraged.  If you want to discuss any particular point, I’d be honored to interact with you.

God bless you, and love to all.  

Ben R Peters

2016 - GLORIOUS CHAOS by Ben Peters

Posted on January 7, 2016 (by KSC email & Facebook)

As I shared recently on Face Book, I finally figured out who is to blame for all the chaos in America and the world.  In case you haven’t followed the news (and I understand why some of you wouldn’t), America and much of the world is experiencing tremendous upheaval, turmoil and revolution.  We have been warning of shakings and storms for the past couple of years.  Not everything we expected has happened yet, but many other things have.

From terrorist attacks and war in France, California, Israel, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and various places in Africa, as well as dangerous aggression or provocation from Iran, China, Russia and North Korea, to America’s moral value freefall, supported by our Extreme (Supreme) Court, and legislated by trend-setting states like California and New York, not to mention crazy El Nino weather, following extreme droughts, America and the whole world seem to be descending into an abyss of chaos.

So who might be to blame?  Are you ready for the answer?  At least in part, I blame those crazy radical Christian intercessors, who prayed prayers like, “Oh God, please turn America back to you, NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.  Bring a world-wide revival and let the “knowledge of the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.”

You see, God heard those prayers, and even though many American Christians are somewhat complacent and contented as long as their own lives are going okay, God chooses to respond to those who have hearts like His and answer their prayers (II Chronicles 16:9), giving them higher priority than our prayers for comfort and prosperity.  He surely wants to bless us, but not if it robs us of our relationship with Him, and robs Him of His relationship with us.

There’s another principle worthy of mentioning from Ezekiel 9:4-6.  An angel was dispatched to mark the foreheads of all those who “sigh and cry for all the abominations” done in Jerusalem.  Those who received this mark would be protected from the death angel.  This is a different situation, but reveals that God hears and honors those who are burdened by the encroachment of wickedness, and cry out to God for the restoration of righteousness and justice.  If judgment is coming, like some predict, I certainly would like that mark on my forehead.

Now, I certainly don’t welcome crisis after crisis or persecution of any kind at this stage of my life.  I’d like to stay more comfortable, hang out with friends and family and especially our amazing kids and grand kids, going to their games and performances, etc.  I’d like to write more books, teach some classes and see God do wonderful things in our meetings through the power of spiritual gifts and ministries. And those are all great things and I will do them as much as God allows. I’m just saying, I don’t welcome war or heavy demands on my time or energy.  I would rather be left in my comfort zone.

But this is a season when God is calling us to get off the couch and out of the easy chair, and declare war on our enemy, who has been following his devilish blueprint for our destruction for centuries, and for now, is seeing great success.  It’s time to become one of those crazy radical intercessors and cry out to God for His mercy and grace to revive and heal us and bring in the great harvest for His glory. 


God lives in eternity and sees the end from the beginning.  He may allow us temporary discomfort to bring great prosperity and joy for the long haul.  God has not been caught by surprise.  He knows what His enemy is up to and He has His own far greater plan to overpower the evil empire. 

That plan is the greatest awakening the world has ever seen.  Like Pentecost, it will sweep over capital cities and spread like fire to every corner of every nation. There is nothing that can stop it and God’s harvest will be gathered, and Jesus will have the bride that He’s been waiting for. 

Do not fear or let your heart be troubled.  There will be incredible joy in the hearts of every true believer.  Any hardship or time of suffering will seem like nothing and be quickly forgotten because of the amazing and exciting events and changes in hearts and lives. 


I’m glad you asked that question!!!  As long as the destructive changes in our society are small and incremental, we don’t notice or protest too much.  But when our whole world is falling apart before our eyes, and our feelings of security are replaced by fear and anxiety; when our political and even our spiritual leaders are so corrupt, that they let it happen, at that point we finally realize what kind of trouble we are in and begin to cry out to God as instructed in II Chronicles 7:14.  When we, His people, humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from OUR wicked ways, then HE WILL surely  hear from Heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. 

The truth is that many Christians in America and world-wide have already been doing this in tens of thousands of churches and houses of prayer, etc., and GOD IS ANSWERING THEIR PRAYERS. God is preparing His army to counteract the evil. 

 I just met another teaching apostle whose whole focus now is on empowering others to rise up and fulfill their destiny.  He travels around the country, raising up apostolic centers.  We minister in many different ministry schools, including our Kingdom Sending Center, and people of all ages are discovering their gifts and learning to use them.  Look out devil.  The army of God is rising up.  They will be empowered with the fire of God and spiritual gifts and ministries, and no Herod or Caesar will ever be able to quench that fire, even under persecution. 

Power and love evangelists will invade every mountain of society.  More and more powerful movies will be released.  More business leaders will give their businesses to God and use them for positive influence.  More athletes and movie stars will share their testimonies with the world.  New technology, given to Christians, will reveal the greatness and love of God.  And great new political leaders will be elected and appointed to the highest offices in the land and the nations of the world.  No, they may never be the majority in this sinful world, but their influence will be unprecedented for righteousness and justice.


Christians – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, listen to my heart!!!   More importantly, listen to God’s heart.  We, in America, have both the power of prayer and the power of the vote.  Before our elections become completely corrupted by evil politicians, we must vote in those with character and true integrity.   PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t wait for the final election to vote.  The PRIMARIES ARE SOOOOOO IMPORTANT.  If you don’t want to vote for the lesser of two evils, vote and help others get out to vote in your state’s primary.

Those blessed to be in early voting states have a special opportunity and responsibility.  Here are a few pointers to help you choose.  I believe there are several great options this year.  Some who don’t win the presidency may be appointed to high positions later.

  1. Look for someone who has a reputation of telling the truth.  That would eliminate at least one candidate for sure.
  2. Look for someone who doesn’t spend time bragging, trusting in his own wisdom and rudely insulting his opponents.  That should eliminate at least one more candidate.  I know God can use any heathen for His purposes, but we have the blessing of voting for a David, instead of a Saul.  Too many similarities to mention here.
  3. Look for someone who acknowledges that America’s greatness comes from the goodness of God and has a personal relationship with God.
  4. Look for someone who knows how to listen to other people including military and spiritual leaders.
  5. Look for someone with a quick mind, but one who does not lean on his or her own understanding.
  6. Look for someone who is not part of the political establishment, who has been corrupted by power and money-making opportunities and temptations.
  7. Above all, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.  Ask Him to speak to you while you watch the debates or study candidate’s websites or Christian Voter’s guides.  Every state has these voter’s guides.


Ben and Brenda Peters (

P.S.   I love your feedback and comments, and so appreciate knowing you took time to read this.  I know how hard it is to read everything you want to read.


Greetings Friends,

God gave me a significant word for this Christmas and coming year.  I would love to get your response.

Here it is:


While the enemy of our souls uses his brainwashed and evil spirit-controlled captives to terrorize and to take away our freedoms, our peace of mind, and even our very lives, our ultimate gift-giving Father is using His renewed-minded, spirit-filled lovers of Jesus to bring comfort and to give freedom, the peace of God and eternal life to desperate souls everywhere.  The way that our Father in Heaven is able to accomplish this is through His incredible gift-giving generosity to His servants on earth, not just at Christmas, but all year long.

God began to download His heart concerning spiritual gifts and ministries in a very clear and strong way in the past two or three years.  It started when Brenda and I were ministering to an apostolic training center in Washington State.  There were several pastors attending and a strong anointing was flowing as we spoke and prophesied over them.  Then the Lord gave me a clear and instructive word for them all.  It went something like this:


It’s time to take a look at your team and make sure you don’t have any major weaknesses that the enemy can exploit.  Use the football analogy and see if you have a strong defensive line and backfield, as well as the offensive line, wisdom-filled quarterbacks and gifted ball carriers and receivers.  These positions can only be filled by those who have received and developed their spiritual gifts and ministries. 

The important point the Holy Spirit was making was that we need every single gift and gift-ministry properly functioning on our ministry teams, or the enemy will continue to mess with us and defeat us in our battles against him.  The positions on a football team can be easily compared with the five-fold ministry gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4, and their use of the spiritual gifts listed in Romans 12 and I Corinthians 12-14.  God was using American football as an object lesson that most of us could understand.  For more information, read Folding Five Ministries Into One Powerful Team.

Here are the gifts mentioned in I Corinthians 12:

“For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit.  To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit.  To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues.” (I Corinthians 12:8-10)

At that point, the Lord clearly highlighted the gift of discerning of spirits.  There had been very little focus on this gift, but the need for it was extremely obvious.  Church ministry teams everywhere had suffered incredibly from the enemy’s attacks.  These attacks were successful to such a large degree because nobody was discerning the enemy’s diabolical influence and subtle methods of warfare.  I began preaching and teaching the body of Christ everywhere I could, challenging people to ask God to increase this gift in its purest form in every ministry team to prevent the enemy from taking away what God had given.  Satan still comes to steal, kill and destroy.  His favorite target is your ministry team.  If he can bring misunderstanding, strife, selfish ambition and jealousy in your ministry team, he can steal, kill and destroy the effectiveness of your ministry or church.  Tragically, we’ve seen this scenario repeated over and over and over again.


Late last year well before Christmas 2014, I heard the Lord say that He wanted to give His people an increase in the gift of faith.  I shared this with as many as possible, both in writing and speaking as well as with impartation of laying on of hands.  I believe God said He was giving an increase in the gift of faith so people would walk through the doors that He was opening for them.  They would need faith, because they were going where they had never gone before, and were leaving their comfort zones behind them.  To enter a new place, you have to leave the old behind.


I actually wasn’t expecting God to highlight another gift for this Christmas and the New Year, but while I was ministering to someone on the telephone, the words flew out of my mouth and I knew it was a word for the body of Christ.  The Holy Spirit is going to especially empower people with gifts of healings (I Corinthians 12: 9). 

As I have meditated on this word, I can see the divine logic in this order.  First, we need to discern spirits, so we don’t allow false gifts to operate and deceive the church.  Next we need a stronger gift of faith, not only to walk through new doors, but to help us believe for the healings we are called to release through the power of the Holy Spirit. 



The need for a greater healing anointing should be very obvious.  Churches are not only filled with people who are physically sick, but the majority of Christians are just beginning to become aware of the need for emotional healing, in order for them to function to their full potential.  Without the healing of their soul, they have real openings for the enemy to cause more pain to themselves and to others. 

Without that healing, we can never have real deep unity, which we desperately need in order to bring in God’s great harvest.  Unhealed emotional pain prevents us from seeing others through God’s loving eyes, because past pain invites the constant fear that the pain will be repeated again.  Fear causes defense mechanisms to be set up and opens the door for contention, anger and bitterness.

God certainly wants us healed physically, but His priority is the healing of our soul and spirit.  Our priorities are usually the physical healing, because we can bury the emotional pain easier than we can the physical pain or disability.  But God will always prioritize the eternal over the temporal.


There is no doubt that God wants His people healthy in every way.  He loves us and does not wish pain upon us.  But God knows this life is short and eternity is forever.  Thus, there is no doubt that He is more concerned with the spiritual health of every person in the world that He created, than with their physical health.

The great and wonderful news is that the gifts (plural) of healing not only bless people with a better quality of life on earth, but God loves to use these gifts to transform the hearts and souls of men and connect them with the eternal source of Life Himself.  This is an overwhelmingly wonderful truth that should touch our hearts with deep gratitude to God.  He really does want us to have a full and joyful experience in this life and He also wants us to help others to experience it both here and in Heaven.

God is giving us His amazing spiritual gifts to use for both purposes, but the greatest blessing is that we can use these gifts to reveal God’s love and transform the hearts of people to give them eternal life.  Healing bodies is one of God’s preferred ways to reveal His love to the lost, and I believe He is asking us, “Do you want this gift?”

I’ve seen how this gift works in powerful ways to bring the lost to Christ.  I’ve seen it in Canada, Argentina, India, Africa, South Korea and America.  I’ve seen it under the ministry of other men and women of God as well as our own ministry.  A number of years ago, I did extensive research in Scripture and church history and discovered that over 90% of conversions have resulted from supernatural occurrences, of which most of them were physical healings.  At that time, I wrote the book entitled, Signs and Wonders – To Seek or Not to Seek.  It clearly reveals the power of miracles to bring people to faith in God. 


I believe God wants me to challenge people all over the world at this season – the season in which we remember the greatest gift ever given to the human race – the gift of a Savior, Jesus Christ, who was born in a humble stable, but has been highly exalted as King of kings and Lord of lords.

God is speaking to me that He is now inviting us to join His medical team.  He is preparing to send us out to do clinics, house calls and stadium healing events.  He will empower us as individuals, but even more powerfully when we form divinely orchestrated medical teams who will carry the various gifts of healings.  These gifts include pretty much every other spiritual gift God has given us. 

Sometimes words of knowledge and/or words of wisdom are released to bring healing.  The gift of faith is, of course, a very frequent contributor to the healing ministry.  Many times the healing comes through the gift of miracles.  Other times, a prophetic word can open the mind and heart to the fact that God knows and cares.  As Jesus demonstrated, the gift of discerning of spirits can also be frequently used to bring the miracle healing.  Tongues and interpretation of tongues can also be used like prophecy, so we can see why Paul wrote it was the “gifts of healings.”

Do you want to join God’s medical team?  Are you willing to leave your comfort zone and take up the Heavenly challenge to do house calls, clinics and/or stadium healing events?  If so, here are some practical ideas to prepare.

  1. Educate yourself in the realm of healing.  The Bible is your chief textbook.  Read about the healings in the Old and New Testament.  Then read stories of more recent revivals and healing ministries.  Grow your faith in prayer and worship and deeper intimacy with Jesus.  Attend healing services and listen to the teachings offered live or on electronic media.   Learn about all the gifts, especially those you are the strongest in.  
  2. Take the first steps as God opens doors for you.  Pray for everyone you can.  Learn about spiritual treasure hunts – asking God for words of knowledge about people He wants you to minister to.
  3. Join a ministry team in your church or ministry or neighborhood.  Practice develops your gifts.
  4. Give God all the glory and stay humble when you see people healed.

It’s time to get excited about the opportunities God is opening up to us.  We have been given the ability to give the gift of hope to people living in fear and anxiety over the threat of radical terrorists, who want to destroy us.  Instead, we have the supernatural power of God given through His Spirit-empowered gifts, with which we can expose and defeat every attack of our enemy.  It’s the church’s privilege and the church’s responsibility.  Will be take up the challenge, or will we cringe in fear?  It’s time to embrace our destiny and God’s amazing adventures prepared for us, His beloved children.  Shalom!!!

Ben & Brenda

P.O. Box 25, Genoa, IL 60135