Top of the Week: Miracle of Miracles: Former Satanic Church Co-Founder Finds Jesus in Incredible Life Transformation

Riaan Siwiegelaar (Charisma News Archives)
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Miracle of Miracles: Former Satanic Church Co-Founder Finds Jesus in Incredible Life Transformation
Riaan Swiegelaar, co-founder of the South African Satanic Church, believed his recent transition to Christianity wouldn't garner much attention. In fact, he figured that he would "quietly slip out the back door" and that people wouldn't be interested in what he was doing.

Little did Swiegelaar know that his Facebook video would go viral and news outlets would tell the story of his miraculous transformation from the darkness to the light, from worshipping Satan to worshipping Jesus.

Swiegelaar says that until a couple of months ago, he had never in his life been shown unconditional love. It was then that he did an interview on the CapeTalk radio station—to promote the South African Satanic Church—and let the interviewer know in no uncertain terms that he did not believe in the existence of Jesus Christ.

'Celebrity Evangelist': The Daunting Task of Attempting to Witness to Scientologist Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is, without a doubt, a household name, but it's his status within the Church of Scientology that reportedly makes reaching him with the gospel so eerily difficult.

Dylan Novak, known online as "The Celebrity Evangelist," recently shared with CBN's Faithwire details of his brief encounter with Cruise, who was promoting his then-new film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, in 2016.

Novak said it is at times "terrifying" witnessing to Scientologists. He said in a segment on the Quick Start podcast that it's "by the grace of God" he was able to give Cruise, who is, according to ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, considered "a deity" within the church, a gift bag containing two handwritten notes, a couple of gospel tracts and a book by Pastor Tony Nolan.

Is the Holy Spirit Devising a Bigger Plan Than Anyone Imagined?

As we watch the rollout of the World Economic Forum's "Great Reset" plan, the transhumanist movement, talk about upgrading humans "into gods," and emerging technologies that could be precursors to the mark of the beast, we believe God is working a bigger plan than anyone has imagined.

First, consider the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion in America. And while the global situation appears dark, with soaring inflation and gas prices, skyrocketing levels of a debt and a possible recession, hope is growing not only for a miraculous turnaround in the political sphere later this year and in the 2024 presidential election, but also in the spiritual realm.

While the devil is waging an all-out assault on the body of Christ, knowing his time is short, many faith leaders are expressing optimism that we may be witnessing signs of the beginning of a powerful Holy Spirit-led spiritual awakening that many believe will usher countless millions into the kingdom of God in the months and years ahead.

'Jesus Chicken' Still Tops America's Fast-Food Restaurant Chains
Chick-fil-A is America's favorite fast-food restaurant chain for the eighth year in a row, according to the latest results this week by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

The ACSI data, which measures things like order accuracy, food quality, facility cleanliness, mobile ordering and staff helpfulness, awarded the Atlanta-based restaurant chain an 83% customer satisfaction rating.

Even though Chick-fil-A's rating stayed the same, other top-rated chains saw decreases, including Dunkin', Starbucks, Five Guys, Taco Bell, Popeyes and McDonald's, which all fell at least 3%, according to ACSI.

Cindy Jacobs Prophesies: The Lord Says, 'Am I Not the God of the Impossible?'

Recently, the Lord has been speaking an audacious kind of word to me.

It started when I was prophesying at Trinity Church, my church here in Dallas and Cedar Hill, Texas. This is the word, and I just want to expand on it. The Lord is saying, "I am a master of lost causes."

There are some situations where you just feel that you'll never see the breakthrough, you'll never see the change, and it's actually affecting you emotionally. But the Lord would say, "Am I not the God of the impossible? Can't I do great things?"


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