The Characters in “Healing of the Hearts”

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Many of the lead characters in Carl’s Christian novel “Breaking Light: Healing of the Hearts” (soon to be published) are inspired by real people. The names of the real people are never given. Try to identify who they are. Mark, the American President, is created from a real person. The quotes of the person are scattered in the book. The message Mark gives in the last chapter on a mountain in Switzerland to 18 of his spiritual warriors is created from the outline of a message given by the real person. And now I ache to hear that message again from a real-life pastor to his church. I never have. The outline was used by Moses in Duet 11.

Now see if you can identity the real-life woman that inspired the singer in this Excerpt from “Healings of the Heart”

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Breaking Light – Birth of a Hero (Book1)

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As America finds itself hurtling toward a major election in 2032, the country finds itself trapped in divisions, multiple demonic forces, and corruption. No white knight has emerged to bring unity in the election of the next President. Out of this rubble a small church deep in the Cascade wilderness of the The American Northwest leads the nation and plays a major role in destroying a network of dark forces to move a strong Christian leader to the new Presidency almost overnight. This  first book of this Breaking Light series, Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero, ends in November of 2032, as Mark Pearson celebrates with this wilderness church and others the win of the country’s Presidency.

This wilderness church, Sunodia, uses an online network of secure computers with church leaders across the world, called The Phoenix, to do most of their communications ministry. This Phoenix name refers both to their small core group as well as their larger electronic network of seriously committed churches. This network is calling the nation to repentance and the transformation of America.

Order the first book in the series now from Amazon or get info at: http://creatingnewworlds.org/breaking-light-the-birth-of-a-hero/

 

 

Restoring America -Carl Townsend

“Paralysis (masquerading as “confusion”) haunts every man when a looming decision will require a lot of us.”
John Eldredge

Restoring America

Founding Fathers

I want to see American restored. Like Nehemiah, I share a deep pain for my country (America) that has lost its way – no visioon, no passion, no leadership, no freedom, and no security. It hurts. There is a deep, deep burden there to see the America again for which those early forefathers bought with, sometimes, their lives.

In this lostness I see two churches. One is a church that tries to adapt to a dying culture and paradigm. This church, as in Germany before World War II, is experiencing a slow death in America. The members hardly recognize their dying and they continue to do what they’ve always done as the nation continues to fall, trying to adept to a failing culture. This is the cultural church.

The other is the confessional church. This Church sees there is a war, a spiritual war. They move to the front line, risking everything. Like Nehemiah, they take on the burden, the pain. We see Nehemiah praying and fasting for 40 days, asking God to forgive him and the nation. In World War II Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a part of this Church.

So I asked God what this meant for me.

I felt led to begin a multi-book Christian fictional novel that shows a path to national rebirth.

The story follows the strategies identified by George Otis (see his Informed Intercession: Transforming Your Community Through Spiritual Mapping and Strategic Prayer) where Otis found total transformation (spiritual, political, economic, healing, agricultural) had already started in certain cities and regions. The key components that were always there in each story included persevering leadership, fervent, united prayer, and often power encounters, diagnostic research and spiritual mapping. The basic problem today lies not with a particular person or political party, but rather is spiritual. There is a real war going on, and God calls you to be a part of it.

I started by defining some aspects of this story in the novel. In the first book of the series, the leadership is established.

The story is positive, uplifting, and exciting. You see hope and faith. The bad guys don’t stand a chance. God is in charge and this Church is committed to God’s authority.

  • The story has mystery, adventure, romance, risk, suspense.
  • It’s a heart story. Lots of hearts, romance, and love.
  • It is a VERY positive story full of hope and faith. The bad guys are out of the WH and Congress by the end of the first book. From that there is a lot of healing to do.
  • The conflict is real. We almost lose our protagonists at times. The actions of the bad guys, however, don’t dominate the story line. The story is driven from the characters and their relationships.
  • The story is biblically-based.
  • The plot line and story is believable. It is built from the stories of what God has done in my life and the lives of others. Sure, there are miracles, but no magic hat tricks.
  • Lots of music. Music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain. Book 2, in particular, has even more than Book 1. Dancers as well. It is no accident that Psalms is the longest book in the Bible.
  • There is overt and some direct evangelism in the story.
  • The story is highly mythic. The story begins with a lone young man striking out on a desolate wilderness trail to find a spiritual community he has heard about. The wilderness is not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual. In the second chapter there is a mist, a river, and more. All are mythic symbols. At the beginning our young man is frustrated, unable to change anything from his cultural church. In the second chapter he is frustrated, lost in a mist (another symbol), and has fallen on the ground and lying in the trail. He can hear the river (another symbol) and struggles to find the water he needs. It is at this point he meets the confessional Church.

You see all of these in Book 1. An early copy of my first chapter is online and free here. (The map in the chapter can be blown up on the PC using Shift-Ctrl buttons on the keyboard & mouse), the entire book is at Amazon.com. I’m working on Book 2 now. It is really fun.

Get involved – Let’s restore America

Book 1, Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero is already out and and can be ordered from Amazon.com:

Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero (PB)- $11.00 by Carl Townsend More information (“fiction”)
First book in a fictional novel series about what happens in America when then the Nehemiah strategies are applied.

Read the First Chapter Free

Here is Carl’s book on the Nehemiah story:

Beyond Illusion: Leading from Reality – $18.86 by Carl Townsend (PB) (Non-fiction)
Carl in this book tells the story of Nehemiah. The nation was without vision, passion, or security.. Sounds like America today! He turned the nation completely around in 52 days. At the same time he faced internal and external warfare.

 What”s Next?

Carl is hard at work on Book 2 in the Breaking Light series. The working title is Breaking Light: The Healing of the Hearts. Don’t expect a lot of political games as the new President begins his term. He is far, far more interested in seeing healing and being a catalyst for healing. Lots more music. The President is shifting leadership to the people and making the government smaller and less visible. Also you will discover the back story of the first book made visible in Book 2.

Dealing with Stress

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In 1992 I was under an incredible amount of stress after three years of major spiritual warfare. In 1989 I was hit with GBS during a mission trip to England. I was paralyzed me from the shoulders down. On returning home, the doctors told me there was major damage to the neural system from this GBS. The two longest nerves in my body from the hip to each foot were gone, among others, and could only grow about an inch a year. I would need two wheelchairs for the rest of my life. I didn’t see their prognosis as theologically correct. A little over a year later was walking again with no wheelchairs or crutches.

As I began to walk again, my wife was diagnosed with leukemia (AML) in April of 1991. I walked with her through multiple chemos and a bone marrow transplant. The transplant was successful; but back home in Portland the local doctors made three mistakes and I lost her.

As I looked very high personal stress level then, I discovered T.H. Homes and Richard Rahe at the University of Washington had done some major research on stress as it related to disease. You can take a simple test and identify the stress issues in your life, look at your score, and from that you can determine the probability you will me hit with a major illness within a year. The research has been updated since their original 1967 research, but you can take the test yourself and see your score at:

Stress Test and Scoring

There are several web sites that expand the research if you wish more information. You will see, however, that the death of a spouse, divorce, or death of a child all score the highest and almost assure you are set up for serious issues yourself. This was August of 1992. My score at the time over 300. I was set up for serious problems!

During the next year I kept very close watch on potential stress issues as well as staying close with high-level mentors. By May of the next year (1993), my friend and mentor Bob Waymire was asking me to travel with him to visit a Christian research center in London and do a teaching there. This was where previously I got hit with the GBS in 1999. I did a “Gideon” here and asked the Lord for signs. God gave me 11. I consulted multiple mentors. They all said “Go”. Fear, they said, was not a reason to turn Bob down. My pastor even made a decision to go with me after a prophet told me not to go alone.

A month before leaving I came down with shingles. I called Bob to let him know the trip was off. I was down with shingles. Bob said nonsense. He was on a lunch break with a board meeting that included some other Christian leaders. They would pray at 1 p.m, and that would fix that. By 5 p.m. that day the shingles was gone and I let Bob know the trip was back on. On Monday I checked again with my doctor. He verified the shingles was now gone but I needed to kick the immune system up for the trip and gave me a very high-powered antibiotic.

The trip was great, and my pastor was with me. Peter Batchelder is gifted with a very strong intercessory prayer gift. (Thank you Peter.) At one point while there, Peter told me a man from Germany had driven all night to join us and wanted some time with me. We decided to spend some time with him at a nearby coffeehouse. He asked me one question: “If I could tell him the single most important thing in spiritually mapping an area what would it be?”

I looked him straight in the eyes. “Prayer.” I said. “Spiritually mapping an area is highly strategic. The enemy will do everything possible to discourage to shut you down. Make sure you are covered with prayer constantly. If you don’t believe it, look at the book of Nehemiah. Read it, mark each time he prayed, and see what he was asking each time.”

Resources:

Here are a few resources we suggest for this. To save postage, order more than one. Catch Carl at church or about and he should have the latest book with him and maybe more.

Beyond Illusion: Leading from Reality – $18.86 by Carl Townsend (PB) (Non-fiction)
Carl in this book tells the story of Nehemiah. The nation was without vision, passion, or security. Sounds like America today! He turned the nation completely around in 52 days. At the same time he faced internal and external warfare.

Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero (PB)- $9.90 by Carl Townsend More information (“fiction”)
First book in a fictional novel series about what happens in America when then the Nehemiah strategies are applied.

 

 

 

Fixing Washington: debt, health, lies about lies, Obama

 

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Senators and Representatives: You were elected to fix this, not buy it. As voters, we are holding you responsible.

You’ve got 12 months – until November, 2014. Better get cracking.

The Real Scoop on ObamaCare

Obama has created a new health system called Obamacare. The process, using an Executive order, was not legal or constitutional. Calling it a tax, as the Supreme Court did, doesn’t make it legal. If Romney decides to kill it on his first day of office, it would take an Executive Order (as Obama did to create it). That’s not constitutional. The Constitution defines how to change the Constitution, and that has been disregarded over and over again.

Here’s the new ObamaCare organization chart:
ObamaCare Organization Chart.

Information of the ObamaCare Chart

This post is NOT copyrighted. Blog and email it to your friends. It does look like, however, it would solve a lot of the unemployment problems. How you would pay for it, however, is another question. Obama has zero financial and management skills.

Then get your own website and blog to speak to those that follow you.

In Pursuit of Healing

Pursuit of HealingStarting to work again on Chapter 2 of the updated version of my book. Some friend came in and did an AMAZING edit on this chapter, adding stuff that is unbelievable. OK, with Jesus her story is believable. As I start this editing with worship music I’m listening to this. This is another lady, another story of where God is at work.

http://bit.ly/MdldMF

Janet Pascal comes in to sing on this at 1:10.
Her voice is very anointed, and Bill Gaither and the others seem to know it. She fought cancer and won in 2005, and her voice is even more anointed now. Pain and suffering does that, you know.

Want to hear some more from her? Try this: http://bit.ly/L6pvYw

(I believe at the end you see her parents and she kisses her mother as she leaves the stage. Gaither comments on that.)
Here’s her cancer story in an interview with Bill Gaither: http://bit.ly/JTpKbs

Now back to my editing.

Healing – Lessons from Paul Tourner: Part 2

Often when patients failed to get help from other doctors they would come to Paul Tournier, and there they would find healing. What did he do?

A lady came to Tournier suffering from stomach trouble. She told Tournier she had consulted a dozen doctors, specialists, and even a hospital. They seemed not able to help her.

Tournier began with a question,

“How old are you?”

“Thirty-six,” she replied.

“But you look at least ten years younger!”

“Yes, everyone says I look very young.”

“I wonder why that is? There must be some reason.”

As this continued, what did Tournier do? Why had the healing process started as she left his office? Why was she completely healed in a very short time?

Come hear what Tournier did when Carl Townsend will be sharing those insights from Tournier on Easter morning (April 8th) at Rolling Hills Community Church. Address is 3550 SW Borland Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062. For more information contact Dave Myers at 503-539-7516.

Healing – Lessons from Paul Tournier that will Change Your Life

Paul TournierPaul Tournier has been called by many as the greatest Christian doctor of the last century. His book Healing of Persons is on the Christianity Today list as one of the top 50 books for all evangelicals. Other doctors would send their patients to him that they could not heal and watch as Tournier healed them. What was his secret?

Carl Townsend will be sharing those insights from Tournier on Easter morning (April 8th) at Rolling Hills Community Church. Address is 3550 SW Borland Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062. For more information contact Dave Myers at 503-539-7516. The class room is the SAMS class (40+ single adults), but everyone is invited. Class starts at 10:45 A.M.. Enter the rear door of the church at the big circle. Go right immediately, through an open door, and up a glassed-in staircase. The room you want is the second one after exiting the staircase. (If you get lost ask for the SAMS class.) Hope to see you there!

Healing – An Introduction

There is no doubt that Jesus was the greatest healer that walked this earth. Looking at the life of Jesus (in the Gospels) gives us great insights into the issue of healing. Moreover, expanding these insights into the rest of the Bible narrative opens our vision even more on the subject.

The New Testament was written in Aramaic Greek, and in that language two words are used that are translated into “healing” in our English: iaomai and sozo. Both words mean “to be made whole”.

The concept of healing at the time of Christ is very difficult to grasp. Today if you have a physical problem (a headache, for example, that doesn’t go away), you go to a physician. If there is a mental or emotional problem (a depression, for example), you go to a psychologist. For a spiritual problem, you would go to a pastor. We partition the problem and healing. In reality, there is no partitioning and Jesus knew this. There is only one person there, custom-designed by God.

The Greek word that is translated as “salvation” in the Bible is soteria, and means “to rescue”. God steps in to rescue is from sin if we are willing to accept Him. Since sickness and death entered the world with sin through that Garden event, this salvation is an integral part of the healing experience. Jesus always was acting to bring wholeness and salvation. The two are integrally related.

Some years ago at a prayer conference in the Seattle area I got violently sick with something like food poisoning – even though I had been fasting and praying going into the conference. Back from the conference, I felt well but called my doctor. From what I described, he made it clear it was not physical and that I should check in with his small prayer group. I thanked him – I had my own prayer group. I then checked with my counselor. She told me Seattle was where my wife had her bone marrow transplant a few years earlier. I noticed after that that every time I traveled to Seattle, I got sick. My next trip was to my pastor, who did more discernment and prayed for me – a very heavy prayer. There was definitely spiritual warfare going on here, and I had to understand all aspects of the healing. The pastor’s prayer resolved everything and released the bindings. I have never had any problem with Seattle trips since then, and moreover they have become trips of celebration and praise. Reminds me of Daniel’s story in Daniel 10 and the vision of the Glorious Man. Why was Daniel’s visitor delayed? Why was Daniel graced with the visitor (verse 12 – two reasons)? Most Christians I know don’t even know there is a war going on. Or that they are supposed to be in it.