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Batter Up

June 25, 2023 | motivational | No Comments

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I hear the words Batter Up
Going, going, GONE!

Down by 3… 2 outs… top of the 9th… Bases loaded.
I hear the call in the background “Batter up!”

The warmup stretches and weighted bat swings are done! 
It’s time to step up to the plate.
  Swing away is what I’m hearing in my heart. 
The first pitch is a direct connect and that ball is going, going, gone! Touch ’em all!
  The first one across the plate is the breakthrough for others to follow. 
That’s the game! It’s that easy!
  How did that happen? Why was that easy? 
In all things by prayer and supplication. Praying in the Spirit.
  The keys to the kingdom have been given to you! 
The Kingdom is in you! Learn to use those keys! Learn His Kingdom
  People are counting on you to make that hit!
Batter Up!
  As always P.U.S.H. forward, (Pray Until Shift Happens) if you don’t quit, you WILL win!

What Would We See?

March 14, 2023 | motivational | No Comments

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What Would We See?

What would we see if we took 8 hours to pray in the Spirit?
Would we see… Metal plates dissolve?
Would we see… Resurrection Power?
Would we see… The Lame and Paralyzed Walk?
Would we see… Cancer Dissolve? Blind Eyes Open? Marriages and Relationships Restored?
Would we see… Missing Limbs and Body Parts Suddenly Appear? Skin Restored? Hair Restored… In Color?
Would we see… Demons Flee? Strongholds Broken? Finances Restored?
Would we see… Into The Future?
What would we see if we took just 8 hours day to pray in the Spirit?
Would we see… Kingdom Principles Revealed? Demon Bullies Flee? Prophecy’s Come To Pass?
Would we see… People Break Out In Holy Ghost Laughter When We Walk By Or Even Enter A Room?
Would we see… Translations To The Other Side Of The World To Minister And Be Translated Back, Only Being Gone For A Moment Of Time?
Would we see… Lies Exposed? Families And Friends Reconciled? Curses Broken?
Would we see… The Prophetic Activated In Our Lives?
Would we see… Our Country Healed And Restored? Fear Flee? Kingdom Principle Finances Generated?
Would we see… Victory Over Any Type Of Addictions? Walking Through Walls? Walking On Water?
What would we see if we took 8 hours to pray in the Spirit?
Would we see… Sins, Transgressions, Iniquity Disappear?
Would we see… The Same Miracles That Jesus Did In The Bible? Feeding of Five Thousand People With Only Two Fish And Five Loaves? A Tree Weather From The Roots Up After Speaking To It?
Would we see… The Dead Raised? The Lame Walk? Financial Miracles?
Would we see…  Creative Ideas And Witty Inventions? Knowing What To Do In Every Circumstance? Debt Free In 2023?
Would we see… Such Creative Miracles Take Place So FastThat It Makes You Wonder What Even Happened?
Would we see…  Michelle JV Peterson Totally Healed? Set Free From Pain, Nerve Damage Restored, Missing Joints Restored, Spine Straight And True, Dancing, Biking, Hiking, Running Down A Dock And Jumping In A Lake?
What would we see if we took 8 hours to fellowship with our Holy Spirit?

What Would We See? Michelle Healed As If It Never Happened?

SHOCKWAVE

February 17, 2023 | motivational | 8 Comments

Ralph Peterson(Updated 01/08/2024) I recently had a dream. I was standing in a gas station, in the candy aisle and as I was standing there I looked out the huge glass windows past the gas pumps and saw a man walking toward the gas station. He was tall, wearing a form fitting tight white tee-shirt, white jeans, and he had short blond hair.

(Since the time when I had this dream, I had a minister, Russell Wood of Firebase DFW, interpret the dream. Gas Station = Filling Station and Candy Isle = The Sweetness of the Holy Spirit.}

I watched as this man in white walked in the front door, past the cash registers and down the aisle right up to me. By that time, he was close enough to me that I could tell that this guy was about nine and a half feet tall and he was really buff. I mean this guy had bulging arms and huge muscles under his shirt. He was ripped! (Take Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and amplify him x2)

As he stood there looking down at me, I tried to joke with him. I said “Dude! You’re REALLY tall!” (Thinking that I needed to lighten the situation up a bit.) Let me tell you he was NOT in a joking mood. He pointed his huge finger in my face and said, “I’ve been watching you for months, praying in the spirit, keep doing it! It’s making a difference!” And he turned and walked out the front door of the gas station.

…And that’s when I woke up.

Wow! Let me tell you, that dream rocked my world. I have never been the same. Since that time, I’ve come to understand that praying in the spirit releases a shockwave of power. Let me explain it this way with a little history lesson.

At 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945, scientists detonated a plutonium bomb at the Trinity Test Site located at the U.S. Air Force base in New Mexico.

Side note, isn’t that an interesting name? “Trinity Test Site”.

With a power equivalent to around 21,000 tons of TNT the bomb detonated producing an intense light flash and ball of fire ripped up into the sky surrounded by a giant mushroom cloud reaching 7.5 miles in height and stretching approximately 40,000 feet across.

Side note: The desert sand, largely made of silica, melted and became a mildly radioactive light green glass, which they now call trinitite. The heat from the explosion was intense!

Seconds after the detonation, the dunamis power of the shockwave completely obliterated everything in its path, in every direction, for miles around. Observers 5 miles away, were knocked to the ground by the shockwave 40 seconds AFTER the bomb was detonated. (Get that? There was a delay before they ever felt the shockwave and it knocked down everything in its path!) The effects of that shockwave were felt over 100 miles away.

 

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
(Acts 2:2)

THAT is what happens when you pray in the spirit! IT IS EXPLOSIVE! However, what you don’t see right away is the shockwave, or the radical change in the landscape of your life, resulting by you praying in the spirit. Yes, a Nuclear bomb causes major damage, but the REAL damage comes from the unseen wind of power, the shockwave.

“But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit.”
(Jude 1:20 Ralph E Peterson version not yet available in print.)

Praying in the spirit will cause a shockwave of change in your life, your situations, and even those around you. You may not see a big flash of light when you pray, but after time, you WILL see the results of the shockwave.

There is a book that I encourage you to read. It is “Walk of the Spirit/Walk of Power” by Dave Roberson. It is a FREE Kindle download on Amazon.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD
I’m on my 4th time through reading this book! He makes the following statement in the book.

…”when I speak to the mountain, the only question left between me and a walk of devil-stomping, mountain-moving power is this: Do I have the guts to pray until the power comes? Because it’s not a question of whether or not the power will come. It will come. The only question is, do I have the guts to stay in there until it does?
“But, Brother Roberson, I’m a businessman.” Then the Holy Spirit will come in power to your business.
“I’m a preacher.” Then He will come in power to your ministry.
The question is not “Will the power come?” When Jesus inspired these words in Jude 20, He took it out of all golden-tongued, speculative theology and put it into the realm of fact. And if Jesus said it, it is so whether you believe it or not. This isn’t a democracy. Jesus didn’t ask you for your vote. Your job is not to change God’s truth, but to find it.”
(pp. 173-174). Dave Roberson Ministries. Kindle Edition.

Kenneth E. Hagin made a statement that stuck with me. I have not been able to find the actual quote so I am paraphrasing.

“The greatest miracles in my ministry came after extended times of praying in the spirit.”
Kenneth E. Hagin

I encourage you to pray fervently in the spirit for a minimum of 20 minutes (OR MORE) every day! Check back with me in 6 months and tell me how your life has changed!

Remember what the angel said to me, “I’ve been watching you for months, praying in the spirit, keep doing it! It’s making a difference!”

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Follow the dream in your heart!

November 11, 2021 | motivational | No Comments

Ralph Peterson I once heard someone say “Don’t give up on your dreams…unless your dreams are really, really stupid.” That may make you laugh but I have found that there are times when you have a dream in your heart that is SO BIG that you HAVE to act on it. But when you start to share your dream or idea, some people may become dream crushers.

Case in point, back in the ‘80s I had a creative idea to create a “practice tree” for drag racers. If you don’t know anything about drag racing, there is a starting tree, which is a stand of light bulbs that flash down at half second intervals. Three yellows then a green. The idea is to launch your car as close as you can to the green without starting too soon. In which case you will get a red light and be disqualified.

Here’s an example video, the guy in this video was right on the mark launching his car from the starting line. He cut that start as close to the green as you possibly can. You can even start the car in motion BEFORE the green comes on. (technical term is called “rollout”) Click on this link, go full screen and watch this video. You will see the “tree” in the background on the left of the car. Watch for the 3 yellow lights, then the green. The car shown here in this video has about 750 horsepower and you will see him “catching air” on launch. (This GoPro video it’s amazing)

  
So enough background on drag racing, lets flash back to the 80s. I had an idea to create a practice tree to help drivers get consistent reaction times (Launching your car as close as possible to the green light, without tripping the red light) I did not have a clue about how to create something like this so I went to an electrical engineer that I was working with and pitched my idea.

Do you know what he said? “That’s a stupid idea, who would ever buy that?” (dream crusher) Do you know what I said? “Wow, I thought it was a great idea, I guess not.” And walked away from the dream in my heart because of what ONE PERSON said. (dream crushed)

“Sometimes you are waiting for the limo to come by and pick you up and take you to the dream in your heart, but the only thing that comes by is a beat up pickup truck. Take the pickup truck! The limo will come later.”
-Carman

But that idea kept bugging me for two full years! Then finally, two years later, I finally went to a different electrical engineer and pitched the same idea. The response, “WOW! Great idea! Let’s make a mock up I will show you how to do it.” What a difference! My idea went from dream crusher to dream builder.

Over the course of the next 3 months I drew up a complete 3 page schematic and purchased parts from Radio Shack (Yes! Radio Shack) and designed the first working prototype. It worked GREAT! However, the week I finished my prototype a company called Dedenbear Products released the first practice tree reaction timer to the market place. Two weeks later another company released their version of a practice tree. I was two years too late because I bought the lie of a dream crusher. Today both of those companies are multi-million dollar companies.

Can you say ouch?

If you have a dream in your heart, be very careful who you share that dream with. Beware of the dream crusher! If you have a dream in your heart ACT on it immediately!

I remember the time I had the opportunity to talk to Carman back stage at one of his concerts. He looked at me, pointed his finger to my chest, and said something by the Spirit that I will never forget. “Sometimes you are waiting for the limo to come by and pick you up and take you to the dream in your heart, but the only thing that comes by is a beat up pickup truck. Take the pickup truck! The limo will come later.”

So follow the dream in your heart! The limo WILL come later.

Hold Fast Your Faith

July 26, 2021 | motivational | No Comments

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Hold Fast

Know your enemy! Know how he fights! He will attempt to discourage and push you down to hold you back from God’s perfect plan for your life. However, those who understand the Kingdom of God and the power that is available within you, push back violently with an equal or greater press. Take your stand! Push back! Pray in the Spirit! Speak forth the plan of God! Prophesy over your situation. Speak life! Take back your property. Pursue and overtake! Expand your spiritual boundaries. Take back… Double! (so there)

Rope-a-dope

Keep in mind that your enemy will try to wear you down by using age old tactics of distraction upon distraction upon distraction. He wants to keep you swinging, missing the mark; beating the air to get your tired, worn out, and weary… So weary that you just want to close your eyes, give up and go to sleep.
I’m here to say open your eyes! LOOK UP! Look up and receive your strength!
Get off the ropes, go and sit at the table set before you! Don’t quit until you win! Hold Fast!

SHOWDOWN!

July 7, 2021 | motivational | No Comments

The stage is set for the high noon showdown by the river. Can you hear the clink, clank, clink of the spurs on the gravel pathway?

Intense!

Pressure!

Anticipation!

Preparation…

Twitching fingers, ready to draw, flexing muscles, a little tweak of the neck to break the tension…

SILENCE

Where is the opponent?

Where is the enemy?

Nowhere to be seen, but the Son is on the horizon… What could this mean?

Father says you don’t have to fight this battle, this battle is mine, and you won!

For many of you have been in a hard place. Hard to move, difficult to just squeeze by, but there has been a change, even in the last few days, the tide has turned, revelation knowledge is being released. Yes revelation knowledge to help you learn, even to you discern. Be listening! Be tuned in! Press in to pray in the Spirit. Take the time, yes take more time and…

I am…

I am…

I am making your path straight.

I am… making your path easy.

I am… handing you the victory!

Everyone goes through battles.
But there are times when you just need a little P.U.S.H.
Pray Until Shift Happens.
Someone is going to win the battle, why not you?
That time is now!
Don’t quit until you see victory!
Shift Happens!

If you believe it, receive it!
Amen!

 

What Would John Wayne Do?

May 8, 2021 | motivational | No Comments

Ralph PetersonRecently I was listening to a recording by Kenneth Copeland from a Pastors Conference in Forth Worth Texas. He made a statement that made me laugh. “What Would John Wayne Do?”

My imagination started to run wild! What WOULD John Wayne do? What would he do if he was facing off with the devil?

In his lifetime, John Wayne made well over 200 movies. He was ALWAYS the good guy and in not one movie, did he ever back down from anything! If a bad guy came at him he started walkin’ sideways right toward him. And if that was the case, you better run partner because ol’ Duke is ticked!

There is no way that John Wayne would have said, (Read this out loud in your best John Wayne impersonation) “Well I tell ‘ya Pilgrim… You better forget about gettin’ the wagons in a circle… Just RUN! RUN AWAY!”

John WayneMeanwhile back at the ranch… Two farmers sitting in their rockers on the front porch.
Farmer one, “Lookie there! It’s that Wayne boy again running down the dirt road waving his hands in the air shoutin’ ‘Run away! Run away!’ ”
Farmer two, “Yep! The devil must be chasin’ him again.”
Farmer one, “Spit-tooie.” (Farmer one just ate watermelon.)

NOT!

I cannot imagine The Duke running away from, or giving up on anything!

So my question to you is, why should you? The Provision Of God (POG) gave YOU a name to use… J-E-S-U-S! So when you feel threatened or backed into a corner, use The Name Above Every Other Name.

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth…”
(Philippians 2:9 NKJV)

So there you go! YOU have authority to use the name of Jesus! Start using it!

What Would John Wayne do?

“In JESUS’ NAME! Back off devil!”

That’s what John Wayne would do!

Everyone goes through battles.
But there are times when you just need a little P.U.S.H.
Pray Until Shift Happens.
Someone is going to win the battle, why not you?
That time is now!
Don’t quit until you see victory!
Shift Happens!

If you believe it, receive it!
Amen!

 

Ralph PetersonToday we received a word from good friends of ours. I felt prompted to share this word with you.

“Winston Spencer Churchill said; ‘Never give up, Never give up, Never give up!’ And World War II was won!

I want you to know that You are rich, You are healed, You are blessed, You are anointed, You are victorious, You are pain free, You are highly favored, You are the head and not the tail, You are above and not beneath, I Am says YOU ARE!” – Spencer Nordyke

Here’s what I have to add.

Everyone goes through battles.
But there are times when you just need a little P.U.S.H.
Pray Until Shift Happens.
Someone is going to win the battle, why not you?
That time is now!
Don’t quit until you see victory!
Shift Happens!

If you believe it, receive it!
Amen!

  

Fun Things I Get To Do

November 18, 2017 | motivational | No Comments

I love my “J-O-B”. “So what is it that you do Ralph?” Glad you asked! I own a Video Marketing and Website Development company. This week I completed a new video for The Domain Dude I not only created the video but designed the Website as well. Here’s a little background about the video. I contracted “The Ad Twins” to record the video for me. I wrote my script, sent it to them, they shot the video in front of a green screen and sent me the raw video files, I removed the green and added my own background, then edited the video. There is one HUGE amazing thing about “The Ad Twins”… They are not really twins, it is one person, playing both parts. I had to creatively time the edits so it looks like they are really talking to each other. So the next question is… Do You Have DDD?

  
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FAVOR

March 10, 2017 | motivational | No Comments

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Only Believe!

I was looking back this past week thinking about what God has done for me as a favor. Favor? What? You say God does favors? Yes, I believe He does.

When I first made Jesus my Lord and Savior, at the age of 17, I read the Bible constantly. I flew through the New Testament in what seemed like days. The verse that stuck to my heart was Mark 11:22-24. I read that verse over and over and within a short time God showed me the reality of that verse.

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
(Mark 11:22-24)

After reading that verse over and over and over, I made the decision to pray and ask God to help me purchase a Snowmobile. It just so happened, that very week (Isn’t it interesting how this happened right after I started believing that this Bible verse was true?) an acquaintance in school told me about a fairly new 340 TNT Ski-Doo that had been wrecked in a snowstorm. Cool! If I got high bid at the Insurance auction, I could fix it up for less than half the cost of a new snowmobile!

Here’s the background story on the Ski-Doo that was up for auction. The couple that owned the snowmobile loaned it to a friend. He took the machine out one night in a blinding snow storm. He was blasting across a lake at wide open throttle, when out of nowhere another person on a sled, not being able to see each other in the blinding storm, collided with him. Both drivers were injured; the driver of the TNT had a broken arm and both snowmobiles were totally demolished.

The TNT Ski-Doo was taken to the nearest Ski-Doo dealership in Mankato to await an auction by the insurance company. I prayed about it, asked God to help me buy it. And I asked Him to bless me with favor. I contacted the Insurance Company and placed a bid on the machine with a number that popped into my head. $752.40. (I added the forty cents in there just in case someone else bid $742) The sled would need a new hood, a new ski and some major frame welding, belly pan reconstruction and paint.

I asked God in faith that my bid would be the highest bid on that snowmobile. Meanwhile, the Ski-Doo dealer also placed a bid with the insurance company on that machine; they were so confident that they submitted the highest bid that they started removing parts to repair other snowmobiles. I believed that I had highest bid.

Guess what? My bid WAS the highest bid! The insurance company awarded the damaged 340 TNT to me! The dealer had to replace all of the parts they removed from my TNT with brand new factory parts! (HA)

With my Dad’s help, we totally rebuilt the sled. The damaged broken hood was replaced with a new factory hood. The cracked aluminum frame was re-welded for free by a friend of my dads. I straightened, smoothed and repainted the aluminum belly pan, (A little body work with a hammer) then added a new ski and repaired other parts that were damaged.

I basically ended up with a nearly new snowmobile at about 1/2 the cost of a new one.

I used the snowmobile for two years. Man! Was that thing fast! I had hours and hours of fun in the snow.

“We love this model, we had one just like it a couple years ago but…”

At the end of two years I decided to sell it. I placed an ad in the local paper with an asking a price of $950.00. Only one couple answered the ad. They came to look at it and started to tell me this story. “We love this model, we had one just like it a couple years ago but we loaned it to a friend and he was going across the lake in a blinding snow storm…” I could not believe my ears! They described the very accident that brought that TNT to me!

I tipped the sled over a bit and showed them where I had fixed it and told them that this was the very same machine. Without even negotiating, they handed me $950.00 cash and took the sled home.

I asked God in faith believing for help on purchasing a material thing. He got me a Snowmobile that I kept for two years and then sold it back to the original owners for a $200 profit. THAT is how God works. Favor! The God kind of favor! Remember if God will do it for me, He can and WILL do it for you!

“Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.”
(John 16:24 New American Standard Bible)

You know what? If God cares about the little things going on in my life, do you think He cares about even bigger things that you are going through right now?

FAVOR! What are you waiting for? Ask!

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