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My Dear South Central Texas Fullness Friends and Family,

A prophet called me early this morning and shared that “fountains of blessings and revival” are about to spring forth from my heart. This particular prophet has been used of God during a very serious medical episode with Bev and an infected tooth. We nearly lost her.

Another time he called and said God would us just the words from my mouth to heal people. It happened three times in two different churches. Today as I pray about being in Austin, TX on February 28, in Milano, TX on March 2 and in Georgetown, TX on March 3, I get excited thinking about what God is about to do in these three venues.

God is prepared heal the sick and infirmed. In doing so, He is expecting you to come in faith believing. Miracles will occur.

Would you please pray for these three venues?

Hope to see you there.


[Austin]: Leander, TX, 1500 High Lonesome, Leander, TX 78041, home phone 512 986 7595, email: Start arriving 6:30 p.m. Come early, seating is very limited.

Milano, TX, Highway 79 north from Milano on the left. Seating is limited. Pastor Ross Cunningham’s Phone 979 459 0891. Start arriving 9:30 a.m., service starts at 10:00 a.m.

Baptism with Fire and the Holy Spirit

Want to get baptized with the Holy Spirit and with Fire?  May I share my testimony with you?

Many have been filled with the Holy Spirit.  Others are praying for that infilling.  In times of awakening there is a crying out in desperation, “Lord, fill me, and consume me.”  The prophet John told us about this marvelous phenomenon:  Matthew 3:11 (NASB) “John said Jesus would baptize us with fire:  As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

I recall the day and the hour of my own desperation being finally and partially satisfied as I was gloriously filled with the Holy Spirit.  I had no idea about the baptism of fire that would follow.  My whole spiritual world lit up like the noon day.  God changed everything about me and mine.  After all these years since that encounter, I am still testifying.

God showed me I was asleep in regards to receiving more than salvation:  Ephesians 5:13-14 (NASB) “But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, ‘Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.'”  No one every told me there was more to salvation than simply getting saved.

For me, the fire brought with it an anointing to minister the gospel with power.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit manifested beautifully.  Joy flooded my soul.

Subsequently, I got baptized with the fire of persecution for my “more.”  No one seemed to understand.  Mostly, I walked alone except for my wife.  She joined with me and I joined in with her.  But no matter the fire, God sustained us and grew us.  But more than anything, He kept increasing the hunger for Him.

Are you hungry for Him?  He has this huge banquet table set with everything you need.  He is right now extending an invitation to you that you join Him at the table.  Will you come?

Catch the Fire
My rear end turned numb yesterday at the Toronto Airport terminal.  Our flight to DFW was to depart at 3:15 p.m. but instead we finally boarded our flight for home at 5:20 p.m.  Very frustrating.

Waiting has never been my strength.  Our two children took “forever” to be born, it seemed to me.  To me, nine months was nine year if you follow my trail here.  It took two eternities for our first church plant to reach over 100 members, to see over 2,000 saved through rice evangelism in Chiclayo, Peru and then our sponsoring children in Philippines to grow from the first eight to now all but 500.

But the worst and best is yet to be told.  In 1974, God told me pure and simply in Hunt, TX that He would start bonfires of revival effectively all over the world, I would be a part of it and I would live to see the Holy Spirit fire sweep America and the world.  We resigned my executive job, sold ranch, farm animals and equipment along with most everything we owned in order to “catch fire” of revival.  We’ve seen some fires in Fort Worth, TX, Memphis, TN, Groton, CT,  Lakeland, FL, Baytown, TX, Toronto, Canada, Granbury, TX, and more.

I’m desperately hungry for God as never before in my life.  When John and Carol Arnot tell me that over 4,000,000 people came through Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (now “Catch the Fire”) so far in their continuing revival, I both get excited and impatient.  The Sunday morning service there at Catch the Fire sees over 3200 in attendance.

Seeing almost 300 Partners in Harvest couples come this week to Toronto from all over the world and five continents, I am humbled and frankly envious.

I’m impatient!  Lord, do it in Fort Worth, TX.  Catch the fire here!  Then multiply it across Texas, the Southwest and across America and eventually the world.

The really, really good news is that I think Third Great Awakening has begun and is already happening in its most early stages.  If we will only believe and walk in what we see and hear obediently, it will happen.  It is time.

“Fullness in the River!” Imagine!!!