Preaching the gospel with power at Kegans State Jail – December 2010

 

 Kurt & Mary Simms


Reports from Kurt & Mary Simms

 
Miracles confirm the gospel in Texas prison
December 22, 2010


“I joined Brother Raymond Smith on Monday 13, 2010 for an evening of ministry at Kegans State Jail. After a short introduction I shared with these men my testimony of when the Lord saved me in 2001. In that testimony I had shown them that prior to my conversion I had spent years in a false religion calling Jesus my Lord but never knew Him. After my conversion the lord restored my marriage, saved my family and is continuing the work He started in me to this present day. I told them that 9 out of 10 Americans profess to be saved and on their way to Heaven as they blaspheme God daily with their thoughts, words, and deeds. I pointed them to Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who calls out to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of My Father in heaven will enter, where Jesus clearly defines that one professing to know the Lord doesn’t make you a disciple, but one that actually does the will of the Father.

Jas 2:19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. Jas 2:20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

I told them that many pastors have preached a modern gospel that has no power to save from the fires of Hell, and that many in this room could possibly have been deceived into believing that if they prayed a prayer and asked Jesus into their heart that they were saved.

I asked them if they thought they thought they were good people and many agreed that they were good, so I quotedRomans 3:10 As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—not even one, and I told them that that either God is a liar or they are, and it is impossible for God to lie according to Hebrews 6:18. I took them through the Law (the 10 Commandments ) and drew confessions from them that they were liars, thieves, adulterers, blasphemers, and even murderers at heart and they pleaded guilty before God. I asked them if they were to die in their sins would they go to Heaven or Hell ? They replied they would end up in Hell. I told them the demands of the Law according to…

1 Corinthians 6:9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

I told them of the Cross how Jesus came into the world and was without sin and he laid his life down freely as the sacrifice for the sins of many, the wrath of God that man deserved was placed upon Jesus Christ to satisfy the justice of God the Father. Therefore Jesus paid the fine that man couldn’t pay so now God can set them free based on what Jesus did on the cross. I told them of true repentance and true faith in believing and trusting in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life with God.

I called upon the Lord that He would confirm to these men by using Raymond and I to heal the sick and cast out demons as commanded in Luke 10 to prove to the lost that Jesus is the only way to the Father. Following that we commanded all demons to flee and infirmities to be healed and a man in the back testified that he had been listening closely to what I had taught and that his hearing had been healed.

After that I asked if there were any others who needed healing and several came forward and one at a time Raymond and I laid hands on them and all were healed. To name a few that were healed: hearing, rotator cup, shoulders, knees, chest pain with shortness of breath. I pleaded with them all to turn from their sins and turn to God and to put their faith in Jesus Christ alone.”

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