|Posted by marymccracken on November 24, 2009 at 2:11 PM||comments ()|
Several Oral Roberts students were blessed after participating in the phone telecast from their dorm room. Information about this live Bible Study and the times that it will be held are located on the left hand side of this website. Registration is through the webstore. Here is a shortened clip of the comments that one student made.
I was so so SO blessed by the word that came forth. The word about coming out of the furnace un-singed by the test you had gone through really spoke straight to my spirit! I want you to know that you have quite the following at the university I attend, Oral RobertsUniversity. I had the pleasure to listen in on one of your anointed Bible Studies viaTelecast. I tell you, I tell you- the Lord seeped through that phoneline and on into our dorm room on that night! God be praised! I've justcome to encourage you and to tell you to keep on ministering the Wordof the Lord, because the words you have been speaking have been on time words!! Thanks again and GOD BLESS YOUR MINISTRY!
|Posted by marymccracken on September 30, 2009 at 8:53 AM||comments ()|
We need to work while it is day. We need to represent Jesus well on this earth. Ephesians 2:10 states, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
Many of us are gifted in many different areas. We need to use our gifts and talents to uplift the kingdom of God and to make life better for someone else. Ephesians 6:8 says, "Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free." We can make a difference wherever we are for the Lord. We must do what the Bible says in Philippians3:13-14. This scripture states, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
Whether our acts of kindness are big or small, let us vow to help others on a regular basis as we go along life's journey. Matthew 25:45 declares, "Then shall he answer them saying, "Verily I say unto you, In as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me." Let us walk and talk as it becomes saints. We should remember Ephesians 5:4, "Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks."
Let us go on to possess the land. Taking our eyes off ourselves and putting them on Christ, let us do those things that would please him. For in doing such things, not only will we help others but we will help ourselves as well.
Don't forget that everyone is going through something or has been through something. Let us encourage ourselves in the word of God. Hebrews10:24 says, "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works."
You will be amazed how much better and happier you will feel when you help and encourage someone else. Mark 6:35 says, "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it."
Therefore let us vow not to pass this way without doing something good for someone else as we go along.
Remember to visit our webstore. There are tremendous DVD's located there to encourage your heart. The word of God is powerful on each one. Have ablessed day.
Evangelist Mary L. McCracken
|Posted by marymccracken on March 7, 2009 at 3:37 PM||comments ()|
Welcome to the Holy Ghost Today news bulletin from Holy Ghost Takeover Outreach Ministry and Evangelist Mary L. McCracken. Join Evangelist Mary L. McCracken twice a month for LIVE prayer and Bible study. This year you may register for all NEW events for this ministry through the Webstore on this site. All the details are located under the Live prayer and Bible study tab to the left on the web page. You must register for this event. You will call into the prayer over the phone. It is a simple THREE STEP PROCESS. You must complete all three steps to be registered. Spaces are limited. Therefore, register today. All the dates for this activity are posted on the website under the heading Upcoming Events. All new events for the year will be posted there. Also, enjoy gospel messages shown on this site. Some of these messages are available in their Full Lenght in the WEBSTORE on this website as well. See other ministry videos on Youtube. A link to our Youtube site is located on this site as well.
|Posted by marymccracken on January 24, 2009 at 2:16 PM||comments ()|
One of the saints who is 94 years old that loves this ministry and talks to me a couple of times during the week got a miracle from the Lord. This particular day after we had talked, within ten minutes she called me right back. She told me that she could not feel her heart beating. I said Mother it's got to be beating. I talked to her and prayed for her. Within around 20 minutes or so I called her back. She said she was not feeling any better. I told her that I was coming over. I wanted to call 911 that minute but Mother said I called who God gave me to call that was YOU. After she called me I begin to immediately call on GOD because we were in a CRISIS. My love for this elderly Mother caused me to get ready and go over to her house as soon as possible. My daughter said she would drive me. When we got there Mother was able to let us in. I checked Mother in THREE places. In two of those places I could not feel a heart beat at all. On her wrist when I checked her pulse, her heart beat was very faint. I told my daughter to check her and she could not feel a heart beat anywhere.
|Posted by marymccracken on December 9, 2008 at 11:39 AM||comments ()|
The Holy Ghost Outreach Ministry wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In this Christmas season, Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving. As we give to others, let us not forget the one that gave his all for us. Matthew 1:18-24 says,
�Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
Isaiah 9:6 states, �For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.�
|Posted by marymccracken on August 24, 2008 at 4:15 PM||comments ()|
Many people need to realize that the best is yet to come. Like a popular song says, you haven�t seen nothing yet. Therefore do not get discouraged or dismayed. Just know that this too shall pass. Philippians 1:6 says, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ." Ephesisans 3:20 says, "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Visit the Holy Ghost Takeover Outreach Ministry at www.holyghosttoday.com. Support this ministry through your prayers and financial donations. There is a donation button on this website for you to donate online. All donations are tax deductible. Several of our newest television broadcasts are now available on this website for purchase. Consider adding these broadcasts to your religious collections. These programs teach holiness the OLD TIME WAY. They teach holiness like the old saints have taught it. God bless.
|Posted by marymccracken on August 9, 2008 at 5:16 PM||comments ()|
God is blessing me to write this because someone needs to know this one thing. One thing that you never need to worry about is whether God loves you. He loved you so much that he gave his only begotten Son for you. John 3: 16-17 states, " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
One saint told me that it does not rain naturally every day of the year. This saying can also apply to you spiritually as well. If you are not where you want to be today, just remember tomorrow, if the Lord wills, is another day. That new day can be filled with more happiness and more opportunities for success. Life is made up of hills and valleys. Everyday is not the same. Start looking for happiness in small things like the beauty of a sunny day, the laughter of a family member, or the memories of good times from the past. God is an awesome God. Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
There is a song that says, I see you in the future and you look better than you do right now. Believe that things will get better. Put your future in God�s hands. Just say God I don�t know all that you have for me but I trust you. I know that whatever happens to me, it will work out for my good. Hebrew 4:15 states, " For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin." People of God be encouraged today knowing that God does and always will love you.
|Posted by marymccracken on June 24, 2008 at 7:30 PM||comments ()|
|Posted by marymccracken on June 16, 2008 at 7:26 PM||comments ()|
People often complain about various situations in their life. They constantly mull over things that happened to them in their minds. However, how about thanking God for all the things that didn�t happen to you. I like to quote verses from different songs at times when they seem so appropriate. Let me paraphase some of the lyrics to a popular song which said, it could have been me outside no food, no clothes. Left all alone without a friend. Just another number with a tragic end. God didn�t suffer these things to be. Thank God for all he has done for me. What would happen if we could not see the sunshine or hear the happy sounds of children laughing and playing? God in his wisdom has not put anymore on us than we can bare. We are more than a conqueror. Whatever the situation in your life, with Christ you can win. You can overcome. You can endure. Visit our new website under construction at www.holyghosttakeover.org. Email us for prayer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit us as we expand in other areas at www.holyghosttakeover.net .The Holy Ghost Takeover Ministry has some new exciting things being added to this rapidly growing ministry to bless the people of God so bookmark this site and check back with us in the coming weeks. This ministry is happy to announce a beautiful new website. It is www.holyghosttoday.com. On this website you will find my personal pictures, a video and other things from ME to YOU. Please enjoy this website today. It features photos from our recent television taping. This ministry is a gem that the Lord has placed on the internet to help encourage and strenghten the people of God. Be Blessed.
|Posted by marymccracken on June 14, 2008 at 8:35 AM||comments ()|
Being saved is not difficult. Sometimes people only need it explained in a way that they can understand it. Because God is a holy God, sin separates man from God. Sin came upon all mankind because of the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden when he disobeyed God. As a result this sinful nature passed down to all mankind. You can easily tell that sin passed down. I once saw a video clip of a small child. The child�s mouth was covered with chocolate. The parent asked the children did he eat the chocolate. The child said no. Anyone could see that the child did eat the chocolate because his face had chocolate all around his mouth. The child did not learn sin.
Sin was there. King David in Psalms 51:5 says, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Following the plan of salvation in the Bible is the only way for a person to be saved. I Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between god and men, the man Christ Jesus. One place the plan of salvation is found in Bible is Romans 10: 8-13.
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
To be saved we must look at ourselves, our ways and our thoughts and know that we are a sinner in need of a Savior. We must come to the realization that I need God. I cannot change my ways without his help. Then we must repent. Repentance means to be sorry for the things that we have done. Not only does repentance mean to be sorry, it means to turn away from those things and never do them again. Repentance is not a 360 degree turn. It is a 180 degree turn because you do not return to the same place that you left. Then ask God to forgive you. You confess your sins to God and ask him to forgive you. Ask Him to come into your heart and He will. He has just been waiting for you to ask Him. He is ready and willing to save you. You are not so far gone that he cannot and will not save you. Accept his salvation. You must believe in your heart that God has saved you. For verse 10 of Romans 10 expressly says that 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
You have heard tongues spoken on this video. The gift of tongues is a free gift. You do not learn it. When you become filled with the Holy Ghost the gift of tongues will come as evidence that
The Holy Ghost has made his arrival in your heart. You will not have to guess if the Holy Ghost is there he will speak for himself. There are so many beautiful Christians who have not gone on to get this free gift of God. This was the case of people that Apostle Paul encountered in the Bible at Ephesus in Acts 19: 1-6. They were followers of Jesus but they did not know about the Holy Ghost.
1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollo�s was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
2 He said unto them, have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Ghost.
3 And he said unto them, unto what then were ye baptized? And they said Unto John's baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Notice that these people were believers and after they got the Holy Ghost they did speak in tongues.
In my own testimony, I, Evangelist Mary L. McCracken, am an educated individual. Having gone to two universities, nothing can compare to what God has done for me. I, like Paul, count it as nothing that I may win Christ. However, when I met a woman without a high school education who could speak in another language, I was interested. She told me about Jesus in a way that I had never understood it before. She explains Christ and salvation in a very plain way that I could understand. That is the reason why God is allowing many of you to read this. He is using this ministry to explain Christ in a simple way to many that are searching for him because of personal desire, problems or whatever. They are looking for Christ. They are looking for a word from the Lord. I only assumed that I was saved because I was trying to live a good moral life. I had taken two years of a foreign language and still could not speak it. When I heard her speak so eloquently in an unknown language I knew it had to be God. When I found out through the Bible what I needed to do to be saved, I got saved. I went on to get the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. It is the beautiful gift of tongues that God gave me that you hear on the video. What got my attention was that other people that I started to be around which were Pentecostal spoke in tongues but each person had their own beautiful God given language which God gave them. None of the languages were the same.
Luke 24:49 and, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Jesus loves us and we can be sure concerning the promise given in Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Remember, that you will be able to hear audio prayer on this website. This prayer will changed. What a blessing to get prayer when you need it. It will be available around the clock. You will also be able to hear the testimony of a powerful Saint of God which will be available under the �Testify Saint� tab. This ministry believes in the old time way. It believes in holiness. Whenever you access the internet, you can now access the prayer. Make sure that you sign up on the website and get your password TODAY. We are branching out in other areas as well to bless the people of God. Visit us at www.holyghosttakeover.net.
Also, the Holy Ghost Takeover Outreach Ministry is happy to announce Evangelist Mary L. McCracken's personal website at www.holyghosttoday.com. It is a fantastic site filled with lovely pictures and information concerning our television ministry. Visit this site and be blessed. The name of this site again is www.holyghosttoday.com.