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By James Russell

  This is a condensed version of my life story.

Testimony #1.  I was born and raised as a Roman Catholic, but did not learn anything about the living Lord and the promises of God in that religion.  As a result, I lived a very hard life and was not making it in this world because I was not taught to call upon the Lord to deliver on His promises.  Then one day I read a Bible Verse called Malachi 3:10 (KJV) about how the Lord will make you successful.  I followed the easy instructions by giving the 10% of my gross income to Gospel homeless missions that help the lost and unfortunate and to assist the missions to proclaim the Gospel.  I also started my own personal ministry leaving gospel tracts where ever I go and I give Christian gifts to people who I meet on a daily basis. 

  The Lord made me successful just as He said He would in Malachi 3:10.  It took about one year.  The week I gave the first tithe an idea came to write a book.  I had no knowledge of computers, but learned it relatively fast.  I ended up publishing books which freed me from punching that time clock.  Now the publishing business is automated and I hardly work on the business, just working for the Lord each day. 

  I urge all who need money to read and follow Malachi 3:10 and stick with it for a year (or more if need be) because if you persevere and do not quit the Lord will make His move and money will no longer be a pressing concern for you.  I do not belong to any religious denomination anymore and I do not endorse any church.  I only belong to the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone I will serve.  Jesus' Apostles' had to leave their Jewish denomination to follow the Lord.  Yes, they had to leave their church to follow the Lord.  I work for the Lord proclaiming the Gospel each day where ever I go.  That is my mission.  It is also every Christian's responsibility to fulfill the Great Commission.

  I am not a Catholic.  I am not a protestant.  I am not anything but a child of the Most High God.  My employer is Jesus Christ and He pays the bills.  He took me out of the world system into His system of what I call "living in the Twilight Zone" where things that are not supposed to happen, happen.  Where miracles are only a prayer away and are not fanciful wishes, but delivered promises by the Word of God.  It is living in the Kingdom of God. 

  I am walking the narrow road and following the Lord and Him alone.  On judgment day nobody will be there to help you.  No Pope, no pastor, no priest, no friends.  Nobody will be allowed to testify in your favor.  You will stand alone before God and you will be judged by the Word of God.  If you don't know the Word of God you are going to find yourself in deep trouble.  Read the Bible and take His word seriously and do what He commands you to do.  Then you will bear good fruit and be safe because only those who obey Him are truly His because they hear His voice and obey.  If you hear only and fail to obey?  Read the Bible to discover your fate.

  Do not rely on religion, your denomination or church association to save you.  You must rely only on what is written in the Word of God, the Bible, The King James Version.  There are many false religions masquerading as the one true church, but God's Kingdom is not made of brick and stone.  That is why the temple in Jerusalem was thrown down.  When you read the Bible, you will learn more about this. 

  Be aware that the churches we have today are very different than the churches in the Apostles day and have gone very far astray from the "whole truth."  The Bible said there would be a great "falling away" in the last days and it has arrived today.  The churches have turned into big business and are full of corruption and teach not what is instructed in the Bible.  They teach some of the truth, but not all and that keeps people in bondage.  The lost remain lost and the saved don't care about the lost.  Jesus remarked when He returns will He find faith on the earth?  Many churches are full of joyous song and praise but are dead.  There are no miracles and no true outreach programs to proclaim the Gospel to the lost.  If there is any outreach program recruitment of new church members seems to be the only motive, not salvation for the lost.  There are big problems with the churches today.  Read the Bible and obey God and you will be safe. 

Testimony #2.  In or about 1998 I fell victim to a doctor's false advertising and treatment scheme which created an incurable injury no doctor could cure.  The pain was so bad it felt like being stabbed with a hot blade and sleeping was out of the question even with prescription medicine, I was going downhill fast.  I was told I needed a miracle and there is only one person that performs miracles and that was God.  Desperate for pain relief and a cure I had nothing to lose to try God.  I read the Bible and I did not like what I had to do.  I had to forgive this doctor for destroying my life.  Realizing there was no other way I took a drastic step of faith and dropped the lawsuit and in my prayers I told God, "Okay, I did my part.  If dropped the suit and I forgive the doctor, now you need to do your part.  What is fair is fair."  The Lord instantly healed me.  I have never had another pain from that injury again.  I had to forgive to receive.  It was tough to do, but the end result I now have is way better than living a life of suffering taking prescription pain medication and enduring a life of constant pain and suffering.

  What I like is that God still heals.  Where no man can help you, He can and He will... if you are willing to conform to His ways.  I later learned that many miracles happen to people when they forgive the offender, just as Jesus did on the cross He forgave those who were killing him.  Nobody said it would be easy, it is hard to do, but it is worth every bit for a cure of whatever ails you.  

Testimony #3.  I became quite successful to the point I did not need to work for anyone anymore.  Each day I had off with free time and money to spend and I chose to spend that time proclaiming the Gospel by distributing Gospel tracts everywhere I went.  To me it was a good job, great hours, often easy work, and doing God a great service to help save the lost.  Then on April 25, 2001 I got a serious case of acid indigestion and died.  It was a fatal heart attack.  I was dead on arrival to the hospital. 

  To make a long story short I was in a coma state for three days and suddenly woke up.  I was told it was a miracle that I was dead too long to come back and that I should be spoon-fed in a nursing home from brain damage, but no such thing happened.  The Lord's hand was involved as I was raised from the dead.  Two days later I walked out of the hospital without assistance.  There is more to this story, but this is just a synopsis of it.  I do now take a bit more care of myself watching my diet to eat healthier as cholesterol clogged up an artery to my heart causing the heart failure.  It happened so fast, I can hardly believe that one moment I was alive and well and within a few minutes dead.  Death comes by surprise!  Before I died, I asked for the protection of the Angel of the Lord.  When I awoke in the hospital a doctor was standing over me saying, "You had a heart attack, you are not supposed to be here, there was an angel on your shoulder."   

Note:  There are "special blessings" to those who consider the poor.  To learn more, read these verses in the King James Version Bible:  Read Psalm 41:1-3 and 56:13 where the Lord will deliver you in the day of trouble, will preserve and keep you alive!   And, the Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers him.   Psalm 34:7.


Psalm 23:6, 34:6-7, 34:19, 37:25-26, 41:1-3, 50:15, 54:7, 56:13, 72:12-13, 82:4, 91:9-11.


Matthew 7:24, 11:5.


John 5:21.


Proverbs 14:21-22,19:17, 21:13.


James 1:27, 4:17.


A Bible tract was found when I woke up in the hospital titled, "God's Promises"  here's what it said:

In Praise of God the Savior

Praise the Lord!   Praise the Lord, my soul!  I will praise him as long as I live; I will sing to my God all my life. Don't put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you.   When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.   Happy is the man who has the God of Jacob to help him and who depends on the Lord his God, the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea and all that is in them.  He always keeps his promises; he judges in favor of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.   The Lord sets prisoners free and gives sight to the blind.  He lifts those who have fallen; he loves his righteous people.  He protects the strangers who live in our land; he helps widows and orphans, but takes the wicked to their ruin.  The Lord is king forever.  Your God, O Zion, will reign for all time.  Praise the Lord! Psalm 146.   (Note: The King James version of this psalm is even better).

What do I think about all this?   I always rely on the Lord’s promises to deliver me from disaster.  I gave ten percent in tithes to help the poor, homeless and sick, and I became financially established as He promised.  He delivered!   Malachi 3:10 (KJV).  The Lord even provided to pay the hospital bill before I was discharged!   I have seen miracles, but I never imagined that the Lord would raise me from the dead, but He delivered!  Being raised from the dead is something that does not regularly happen to people nowadays, but that’s what He did.  I asked for protection from the angel of the Lord, and the rest is history, just as you have read here.  

 When no man can help you, and your life is in the hands of men, it’s often too late.  Ask the Lord now for salvation, when all is well with you.  He will come to your rescue in your time of need.  Here’s one of my favorite Bible verses: “Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.” Job 29:12.  I believe what the Lord said: “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”  Matthew 5:7.  Do what you can today and make it a mission in your life to help the poor, the needy, the homeless, the sick, the starving, the widow, and the orphan.  Be merciful and you will be spared on the day of judgment and in your hour of need.  The Bible contains over 800 promises, but you can’t collect the promises if you don’t read them.   God keeps His promises!

Testimony #4. I had a strong case of diabetes from the heart attack and in 2002 the Lord healed me of it.  I must say reading Smith Wigglesworth's books played a great role in building up my faith to "dare to believe" to obtain this healing.  I strongly recommend that all Christians read his books.  Go to our Christian Books page to order these books.  This healing took months and was a real trial of faith (believing in God's promises to heal) verses the reality of seeing no healing results.  There were events of see-sawing, some days healed only for diabetes to return again.  But as I kept on believing, walking by faith and not by sight, refusing to give up, the healing arrived.  To God be the Glory!  

Testimony #5.  I have found that if you dare to go to work for the Lord to proclaim the Gospel to the lost the miracles begin.  God is looking too and fro for a righteous person who will work for Him and when you do, then He showers His protection, healing, guidance and security upon you.  With me it all started with Gospel tracts.  I did not have the knowledge or courage to speak to people, so leaving tracts here and there was my method.  It worked!  The promises of God are materializing for me because I work for Him.  The laborer deserves his wages!

  It is important to break out of the mold, to break out of the fear and begin to proclaim the Gospel, even if you don't want to!  You see, you don't have a choice, it is your job to do so.  If you are a Christian you must.  It is a command from the Lord.  Fail to heed his command and you risk Him not hearing your prayers and that is why so many churches are dead.  They do not obey the Lord's commands, they go through the motions, but do not bear fruit.  If you have no mercy for the lost, then you will not receive mercy.  It's a two way street here.  The Lord deals fair and square.  You get what you reap.  You sow nothing, you get nothing.

  My advice is for you to stuff your pockets with Gospel tracts and get to work leaving them everywhere you go.  You never know when disaster will strike and the Lord will deliver His own sheep, but the goats will not mix with the sheep, they will be separated.  Join in now with God by doing the work He desires of us to do... get the Gospel to the lost, so they can obtain their miracles, too.  The Lord desires that none should perish.  Now imagine if you start doing what the Lord considers "the prime mission" dear to His heart to save the lost.  Can you now understand why God would answer your prayers in your time in need?  As a friend, He will grant your heart's desire. 

  Example:  A man who just goes to church each week, but does not bear any valuable fruit saving the lost from an eternity in hell.  He get gets sick and begs the Lord for healing.  It's like the Lord says, "Why?  Why should I heal you?  What have you done for me?  What will you do for me if I heal you?  Who benefits here?  Is not your request self-serving and selfish?"  That man will likely die from his disease because He will not work for the Lord.  He is serving no purpose and bearing no fruit.  Nobody is going to heaven because of his daily efforts now and if he was healed he would just go on enjoying his life while people around him in his city are going to hell.  He will not shine his light because he has no light in him.

  Example:  A man in the same city bargains with God for his healing, "Lord, I can't work for you being ill.  I can't reach the lost.  I can't function with this illness.  How can I work for you if I am stricken down with this disease?  The lost I can't reach will go to hell and burn if I am not there to share your Word with them.  I need you now, Lord to deliver to me your promise to heal because you said, "I am the Lord that heals thee!" Now this man will surely obtain his healing because it is in the will of God to heal those who work for Him.  It is in the will of God to heal those who are compassionate and merciful upon the lost and therefore is promised to receive mercy. 

  I was that man who said that prayer and the Lord healed me of diabetes and other health issues.  The Lord knows the heart.  Remember, there is a reason for the Bible having over 800 promises.  He wants to give gifts to us, but like a good father He is not going to give to those who disobey Him.  If you can't even make an attempt to save the lost by using Gospel tracts or going out actively witnessing each day, then now you know why your prayers are not being answered.  Go to work for the Lord and you will see your prayers answered.  That means go to work to save the lost, not working for a church function or baking cakes for a church sale, etc., it means when you are outside the church environment start placing Gospel tracts here and there wherever you go.  Proclaim the Gospel to the lost.  That is what the Lord wants us to do.  Will you do it?

Testimony #6.  There has been hundreds of little miracles and helps that I could not possibly list here that were important to me, but perhaps not so important for others to know about.  Just little things like needing help on a daily basis and a solution arrives to resolve the distress where no solution was foreseen.  I remember how hard life can be and now I remember how much easier it is when you have accepted the Jesus as Lord and Savior.  Problems do not vanish, I still get them, but now I have someone to help me pass through or resolve them.  I don't know why people want to reject the Lord except for the fact they just don't know Him and His benefits.  That is why I share the Gospel, so others can learn of Him.  Plus, I don't want to go to heaven alone.  I want to take others with me!

Testimony #7.  For many years I had suffered from inflamed and bleeding hemorrhoids that would just stop all activity and fun for a week each incident.  The Lord healed me of them, too!  I have not had any problems for years!

Testimony #8.  After the heart attack I developed arthritis and it was showing up in my fingers so I was losing the ability to grasp things, little by little.  I kept believing in God's promises to heal and claimed the healing and the Lord delivered.  My hands have been healed of arthritis.  God's word says, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but He delivers him from them all."  Believe this.

Testimony #9.  In late 2003 and early 2004 the Lord opened my eyes and I found dozens of rock formations in Oatman, Arizona.  Each resembling Biblical scenes.  I took pictures of them and wrote a self-guided tour guide book called the Oatman Arizona Holy Land Tour.  It is a huge discovery and a 60 mile tour.  Click here to read about this new tourist attraction.

Testimony #10.  The Lord is opening my eyes of a great apostate church upon us now.  I am currently writing a book to expose it.   I have many free articles on my Christian Website to teach you about the apostate church revealing how it looks so right, yet bears no real good fruit.  It is a system full of deceptions.

Testimony #11.  Another miracle happened in July and August of 2005.  I was in the Black Hills of South Dakota (witnessing, sharing the Gospel each day) when I saw Mt. Rushmore with the US President's faces sculpted into the rock.  I was concerned for the Original Indians as to how they felt about this, as the Hills are their holy lands.  So, I asked the Lord to help me find, if possible, a Native American Indian face on Mt. Rushmore.  After saying that simple prayer I found not one, but five!  I took photographs and developed a free tour to share this with all people.  You can print out a free copy.  Click Free Tours.  I then found hundreds of images in the Black Hills that kept me very busy photographing them all.  They are all so wonderful to see.  Great Indian Chiefs, medicine men, wild cats, eagles, hawks and even a huge sculpture of Jesus of Nazareth,  made of solid rock as beautiful as if someone chiseled them in stone with a hammering tools.  I will write a book about it, but for now when you click on Free Tours link above you can get a free copy to print out as a sample of what you will see.  I was in the Black Hills twice before this and never did I see any images, except for one eagle.  But this year, after asking the Lord to help me find images I found hundred.  I even found about 150 images just in Spearfish Canyon alone.  This, to me, is a miracle as it is a direct help from the Lord after I had asked Him for help.  I only wanted one Indian image and now I found hundreds of them in just two months time!  As I left the Black Hills, see Testimony #12 for an even bigger miracle.  

Testimony #12.  In September of 2005 I was in Reno, NV to proclaim the Gospel to the lost and I was again struck down by an evil force in this city.  The first time was on September 25, 2001 when I died (see Testimony #3).  This time it was a very deep sickness that came over me.  It felt like internal organ failure it was so deep and powerful in the way it made me feel, then like the flue it went straight to my lungs or bronchial tubes.  I could feel the tubes bleeding inside and dripping that would make me gag and cough huge blood clots with fresh blood.  I was terrified.  So much blood was choking me just trying to get it up.  After about four hours it slowed down and I tried to sleep, but I had to keep getting up to cough up accumulations of blood.  It then became even worse.  I never experienced such fear and such trouble like this before.  I was dying, as much as I knew that I was, but I did not want to check into the hospital, not yet.  Not that I am adverse to medical treatment, I was afraid to go and I did not want to have to abandon my truck, RV, motorcycle at the campground I was staying at (I could come back and find everything vandalized or worse - a fear I had at the time but it was just a fear not based on reality as the campground was a nice one with security, but nonetheless it was a fear I had) and then to make things worse a Bible verse came to mind that says: cursed is the man that trusts in man and not the Lord.  I was in a tight place. 

  If I ran to the hospital I was trusting in man and even doctors may not be able to stop all this internal bleeding.  I had no choice.  I had to go to the Lord this very moment and ask for him to heal me right now this very minute or I had to check into the emergency room.  I was coughing up great quantities of blood and it was not stopping but was getting worse leaking more and more inside of me like a growing hemorrhage.  It tasted like metal, like food that was inside a tin can for 25  years.  The taste alone made me feel sick.  I had a fever and was weak and felt very sick. This was a serious attack by the devil as it came on so sudden, not like the progression of a slow flu.  This was blood flowing, not typical flu-like phlegm.  The Bible verse came into my hand from a Christian newspaper (September 2005 edition of Gift of Grace Magazine, 1716 Slate Hill Road, Mooresburg, TN 37811 giftofgrace@charter.net) I had, saying on page 2, "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." - Mark 11:24.   So, in my awful plight and fear I simply said with great hope within and with great desperation, "Father, in Jesus of Nazareth's name I need your faith to get me healed.  My faith is not strong enough for this illness.  It is too much for me.  My faith and my strength is weak, I know if you give me your faith I certainly will be healed.  If you don't heal me now I will have to go to the hospital and let men treat me and I don't want you to hold that against me that I am trusting them over you.  I have come to you first for my deliverance and healing.  I need the faith of the Lord Jesus to deliver me.  I am helpless."  

  Within fifteen seconds of saying that prayer the internal bleeding stopped.  It just stopped!  The fever broke too!  The Lord answered my prayer.  Each deep coughing episode thereafter, which was very few, maybe half a dozen times in two days, was just clearing out the bronchial tubes of dried up blood clots.  The internal bleeding had stopped, my lungs opened up and I was up and about the very next day, but I wanted to rest and just stay home, as it was Saturday the Lord's Sabbath day.  I still felt tired, sore and beaten-up, but I knew I was healed.  The day after, today, as I write this on October 2, 2005 I was out and about with no fever and great strength.  I can now go forth and proclaim the Gospel to the lost!  That is what I live to do and most happiest doing!  I came close to death and again the Lord delivered me because I dared to believe His Word and His promises.  I give Him thanks and praise for keeping His promises.  I knew I was dying and deep down inside I wanted the Lord to heal me, not doctors.  I wanted another miracle. 

  What is to be learned here?  Before I went to sleep I turned a page in a book and this is what I found - "Asa Went Not to the Lord.  And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great; yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the Physicians.  And Asa slept with his fathers and died." - Chron. 16:12,13.  This does not mean to avoid physicians, but it certainly does mean to take your issues to the Lord first.  Unbelievers and the unrighteous must run to the doctor, but a righteous Christian runs to the Lord for deliverance.  That is the lesson to be learned.  There is more to say, but this is enough.

Testimony #13. 

I was sleeping and I was quickly raised up off my bed by someone who grabbed onto my left arm.  I could not turn my head to see who it was, my neck just would not turn at all, but I could see it was like a transparent arm and hand with a light golden yellowish tone and it dragged me to the door of my home and made me to sit up to catch some fresh outside air.  I was moving very fast from the bed to the door.  It all happened real quick.
Now, I did not not know it at the time, but I stopped breathing in the middle of the night and this angel came to my rescue.  I was gasping for air by the front door and suddenly the angel let go of me and all was well. It was a wake up call that makes me glad that God always keeps his promises and He will send an angel to deliver you from harm.  "I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me." - Psalm 3:5 is just one of dozens of examples.
I then went back to sleep wondering about what happened.  It was my first angel I ever saw, even though it was only and arm and hand.  It could have even been the Lord himself, I just don't know, but I think it was an angel as they do not take any credit for anything and it prevented me from looking at it.  The next day I was fine and placing Gospel tracts everywhere I go, like I normally do.  I have found that miracles happen when you go to work to proclaim the Gospel.  This is just another example and another testimony. 

Testimony #14.  I find this miracle hard to explain, but here's how I saw it. On September 6, 2008 I was loaded with gospel tracts and on my way to distribute them, like I do every day.  I was riding my new Triumph America motorcycle on Highway 49 going west in California's gold rush country along the Yuba River at a slow 30 miles per hour enjoying the scenery and looking at all the gold mines and the miners now dredging and panning for gold in the river.  Then, what seemed like a bullet, a full-grown deer came rushing out from the river and was heading right at me like a torpedo to hit me broadside. 

  The deer was about three feet from impacting the left side of my bike's front wheel then the miracle happened.  Instead of hitting me, the deer stopped, but it was still running at full speed.  I could hear its hooves clicking on the pavement but the deer was not only stopped its forward motion, it was running sideways but its feet were still running forward.  Can you imagine that?  It was traveling the same path as my motorcycle and we looked eye-to-eye for about 100 feet.  What I saw was "impossible" for my mind to comprehend.  How can an animal be running at full speed in a head-first motion yet stop moving forward and be running sideways?  It is a miracle. 

  I had a hard time digesting this event for many days and for months later. I still suffer from seeing such an impossible thing happen.  Jesus did say that with man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.  I should have been hit by that deer on its suicide mission, but God intervened and made the physics of this world become warped and altered.  That is what gives my mind such a hard time to digest this is to see the laws of physics being violated.  It was like seeing a bullet stop moving forward and suddenly move 90 degrees sideways. 

  Then, the deer was gone so fast I could not see it in my rearview mirrors.  I turned my head to look behind me and it was nowhere to be seen except a car following me that the people inside also saw the whole thing, but they were slowing down drastically as they saw the miracle too.  If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would find it hard to believe. That is the strange and wonderful thing about seeing a miracle, it is not fun to experience.  It is really quiet scary, but I am glad the Lord intervened.  I went about my way, distributed my gospel tracts as I planned. 

  What a day that was.  I still remember it and I am thankful we have a God that will distort the laws of physics to protect those who are of His family.   Bible Quote:  Psalm 34:7 "The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers him."  II Chronicles 16:9  "...the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth looking to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him."

Testimony #15.  I can only wonder what miracle will happen next.  But something is going to happen! 


Advice:  I have too much advice to give to put in this page.  Reading my book, Walking With The Lord will reveal many insights and give advice on how you can obtain miracles from the Lord.  It is simply a matter of doing things that makes God happy and he honors you by answering your prayers.  Unfortunately, many churches do not teach all of the truth revealed in the Bible and miracles cease or rarely happen.  My best advice?  Get to work to proclaim the Gospel to the lost and you will see God do mighty things for you!  Yes, start your own personal ministry.  The promises of the Lord will be yours, and there are hundreds of promises that He will deliver.  It is really awesome and a dream come true! 

Note:  In the event there are Catholics or other idol honoring religions out there reading about these miracles God delivered to me, it does not mean I am special or a saint.  It would grieve me deeply that after I die anyone would dare defy the Lord's second Commandment to make an image of me for others to pray to for miracles.  You have to pray to the one who is eternal and is God and that is Jesus Christ and Him alone.  If you pray to me and you do get a miracle it will not be from God, but from the devil and the healing or answer will likely end up worse than you bargained for.  Jesus is our intercessor and none other and when He delivers, it will last.  Obey God's Word in the King James Version Bible and dare to believe His promises and you will obtain miracles, from the Lord and Him alone.   

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