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December 2010 – God’s Voice Worldwide

From Dr. Mark Virkler, Author of How to Hear God’s Voice and President of Christian Leadership University

Not Studies about God       
       But Encounters with God

This newsletter contains:

Star in the night skyThe Star in the Sky Above Bethlehem
This video presentation reveals the culmination of many years of research by Rick Larson, a Christian lawyer, on the position of the stars in the sky at the birth of Jesus. You can watch a free 8-minute introduction to the video online here.

Mr. Larson, using the same software NASA utilizes, reconstructs the position of the stars when the Magi saw and followed a bright star to the birthplace of Jesus. Then, taking the same software, he moves forward 33 years to show the stars in the sky when Jesus was crucified. This is an astounding video which your group will love seeing, and it only costs $11.85. You will be able to use it in evangelism. The star over Bethlehem has been proven to be truly visible to the Wise Men!


Two Babies in a Manger
In 1994, two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and police departments and a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run program were in the orphanage. They relate the following story in their own words:

It was nearing the holiday season, 1994, time for our orphans to hear, for the first time, the traditional story of Christmas. We told them about Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem. Finding no room in the inn, the couple went to a stable, where the baby Jesus was born and placed in a manger.

Throughout the story, the children and orphanage staff sat in amazement as they listened. Some sat on the edges of their stools, trying to grasp every word. Completing the story, we gave the children three small pieces of cardboard to make a crude manger. Each child was given a small paper square, cut from yellow napkins I had brought with me. No colored paper was available in the city.

Following instructions, the children tore the paper and carefully laid strips in the manger for straw. Small squares of flannel, cut from a worn-out nightgown an American lady was throwing away as she left Russia, were used for the baby’s blanket. A doll-like baby was cut from tan felt we had brought from the United States. The orphans were busy assembling their manger as I walked among them to see if they needed any help.

Nativity Scene

All went well until I got to one table where little Misha sat. He looked to be about 6 years old and had finished his project. As I looked at the little boy’s manger, I was startled to see not one, but two babies in the manger. Quickly, I called for the translator to ask the lad why there were two babies in the manger. Crossing his arms in front of him and looking at this completed manger scene, the child began to repeat the story very seriously. For such a young boy, who had only heard the Christmas story once, he related the happenings accurately – until he came to the part where Mary put baby Jesus in the manger.

Then Misha started to ad-lib. He made up his own ending to the story as he said, “And when Maria laid the baby in the manger, Jesus looked at me and asked me if I had a place to stay. I told him I have no mama and I have no papa, so I don’t have any place to stay. Then Jesus told me I could stay with him. But I told him I couldn’t, because I didn’t have a gift to give him like everybody else did.”

But I wanted to stay with Jesus so much, so I thought about what I had that maybe I could use for a gift. I thought maybe if I kept him warm, that would be a good gift. So I asked Jesus, “If I keep you warm, will that be a good enough gift?” And Jesus told me, “If you keep me warm, that will be the best gift anybody ever gave me.” So I got into the manger, and then Jesus looked at me and he told me I could stay with him – for always.

As little Misha finished his story, his eyes brimmed full of tears that splashed down his little cheeks. Putting his hand over his face, his head dropped to the table and his shoulders shook as he sobbed and sobbed. The little orphan had found someone who would never abandon nor abuse him, someone who would stay with him – FOR ALWAYS.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.


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Our Christmas Present to You!
Introducing Our Newest Book
“4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice”
Release Date: December 1, 2010
A 50% Discount During December – Only $8.49!

This is the third major rewrite of
the Communion With God message:
Communion With God Study Guide – How to Hear God’s Voice – 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice

Get one for yourself and Christmas gifts for all your friends! Help them discover how easy it is to hear God’s voice and be healed by Jesus’ words of life. We have updated and expanded our best-selling book, How to Hear God’s Voice. We have made it clearer and more “user friendly” so that everyone can easily understand this simple yet transforming process. You do remember the 4 keys, of course – Quiet yourself down, fix your eyes on Jesus, tune to spontaneity, and write!

What makes this edition better than ever?

1. It’s re-organized

  • The 10-hour DVD teaching series now matches the 10 chapters in the book!
  • Utilizing this training bundle (DVDs, book and seminar guide) allows you to easily facilitate this transforming experience with a group of your friends.
  • This training module lets YOU help us saturate the world with God’s voice!

2. There’s more journaling

  • Amazing examples of two-way dialogue inspire the reader to begin journaling.
  • Through personal journaling exercises, you develop greater intimacy with God and hear what He has to say about your life, your hopes and the dreams He has for you.

3. The 4 keys are all stated in the first paragraph!

  • The reader begins immediately identifying God’s voice!
  • You do not need to wade through half the book to discover what the 4 keys are!

4. Journaling exercises are assigned sooner (Chapter 2)

  • Now you spend more time developing the art of two-way journaling.
  • This increases personal wholeness, strengthens marriages and heals relationships!

5. Prayer confessions/declarations added

  • You internalize truths more quickly by speaking them with your own lips.
  • Salvation is experienced as we believe and confess (Rom. 10:9-10).

6. More precise definitions of spiritual realities

  • Giving you better understanding, greater faith and enhanced spiritual intimacy.
  • You acquire an increased ability to walk in the anointing.

7. More web links to Free Online Resources

  • Links to hours of online interviews with Dr. Mark Virkler.
  • Watching and hearing this anointed teaching breaks yokes and instills faith!
  • These, plus free book downloads, add hundreds of dollars of value to this purchase.

Order Today! 5, 10 or 20 copies – enough for all your friends!
We purchased in large quantity so we could give you a huge 50% discount this month. Have a hard-to-buy-for-already-has-everything person on your list? They don’t have a copy of this brand new book! We know it will make a great stocking stuffer, so get one for everyone on your list!

Because of all the improvements, wouldn’t January be a good time to start a small group at your church? Order in quantities and receive this December discount – there’s no limit to how many you can get for half-price! And don’t forget to post your new group on our Revelation-Based Learning map so others in your area can join in, too.

  Note: We are renaming the “How to Hear God’s Voice” CDs, DVDs and Audio/Video Guides to “4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice” so the titles match. The content in these is NOT changing.

December SUPER Sale: Over 50% off CD & DVD Packages – The perfect Christmas gift!

DVD Bundle – Only $43
Total value: $90.89

One 4 Keys book + 10 hours of DVDs + one Video Guide

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CD Bundle – Only $38
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One 4 Keys book + 10 hours of CDs + one Audio Guide

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Main 4 Keys Book
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Audio/Video Guide
Retail price: $3.95
December Special: $2
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  Get your new set of materials and then pray about starting a home group like our friend, Ingela de Bruin. Read her incredible story below to find out how God’s voice is healing hearts and transforming lives across Central Europe…  




CWG Around the World: Slovakia – Ingela de Bruin
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We started our course two weeks ago and meet in our living-room – 25 people – our YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Discipleship Training students and people from seven different churches in our town. Nine nationalities are represented.

The atmosphere is great. People enjoy the teaching and Mark’s humor. During the time of journaling last week, the Lord really touched some people and we are looking forward to everything that He is going to do in our midst. Some heard the Lord speak to them personally for the first time in their lives and cried with joy. People hugged me for making these evenings possible for them; they are so excited about the course. For most people this teaching is absolutely revolutionizing.

Some friends in Bratislava, the capital, want me to spend a long weekend with them, teaching the material. I pass on your website and encourage people everywhere to download the DVDs and/or get the books. (I think we should work on getting it translated into Slovak.) I have sent a copy of the book to my niece in Sweden, and we had a couple from Rostock, Germany, do the course while they were visiting us for a week.

I know this is the time for Slovakia and Europe to hear God’s voice and to experience His presence. So, be blessed and know that your hard work is bearing fruit, far beyond the American border.

Yippee! We're so excited we learned how to hear God's voice!


Lift Up Your Eyes Journaling from Mark Virkler
My children. You have waited. You have believed. You have received, but not all that you have believed for. However, there is coming a year of plenty, a year of abundance, a year of Jubilee, where all that has been taken from you will be restored to you.

So believe in Me. Do not abandon hope. Do not live in despair. Lift up your eyes, for your redemption draweth nigh. You have despaired in your heart and said, “Will it ever come?” And My answer back to you is “YES! It will come! It can come!”

You need to trust in ME and in My hand to bring forth the deliverance you are searching for. For by the power of MY HAND, salvation springs forth. It is MY DOING, and no one else’s. There is only ME. All power is in Me, saith the Lord of Hosts. I AM ALMIGHTY GOD! So believe in ME, saith the Lord of Hosts. Believe in ME and all shall be well with your soul.

This is the year of Jubilee. This is MY year, saith the Lord of Hosts. Trust in Me. Believe in Me. Watch and see the salvation of the Lord. Watch, I say, and see the salvation of the Lord. Watch, I say, and see. Your life will never be the same. Transformation occurs by MY Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts. It is by My Spirit, and not of yourself lest any man should boast. It is all about ME and My Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

So come and worship Him during this time set aside to honor His presence among you. Come worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Come, I say, and worship.



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Dec. 5-16   How to Hear God's Voice   Japan  
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Jan. 28-30   How to Hear God's Voice   Orillia, Ontario  
Jan. 31   How to Hear God's Voice   Owen Sound, Ontario  
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December 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th.

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Journaling Was Difficult at First… – Daniel Olding
Journaling was a bit of a challenge but rather than giving up something, I added two-way journaling in as a daily discipline for the 40 days leading up to Lent. Now it is one and a half years later and I am still journaling on a daily basis….

Want to get consistent like Daniel and practice journaling every day? Why not start now? Review the four keys to hearing God’s voice today!



Coming January 1st… Lose Weight & Get Healthy!
In the next edition of this newsletter I (Mark Virkler) will let you know how I lost 60 pounds during 2010 and wonderfully restored my health. Many others have already joined me in losing vast amounts of weight. January 2011 will be a great time for us all to dive in and shed any extra pounds. Look for the upcoming announcement next month!




From Prison to Preacher! – Rev. Bobby Twine, Jr.
  Rev. Bobby Twine, Jr.
As of October 15, 2010 by the grace of God I passed the ordained minister’s examination for the Church of God and I am now licensed in the COG denomination. I thank you personally for all the teaching and courses from CLU that played a major part in this appointment coming to pass. It is because of the extensive academic courses that you were so diligent to see that I received that helped me, without a doubt, to pass with an overall score of 85.

I am very busy in the ministry beyond my greatest expectation and I am well pleased with the way God is using me today. I am on the Board of Directors with Lively Stones Ministries and The Forgotten Peoples Ministries, Inc., I have a ministry in song & preaching at Richfield Nursing Home twice monthly, I teach Sunday School at Central Baptist Church of Roanoke, VA, I minister in song with Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship Int’l, I am a member of 2 churches, Central Baptist Church and Cliffview COG and I am active in both churches.

I am very thankful for my Associate Degree in Biblical Studies. Thank you for trusting and believing in me during my time in the wilderness. CLU has made a lasting impact on my life and I give God all the glory for allowing us to cross paths. Praise is what I do and I live to honor and glorify Him. Thank you for being a part of what God has ordained for me.

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Christian Leadership University offers courses to incarcerated individuals at deeply discounted prices. As you can see, this mission is bearing much fruit!

If you would like to be a part of what God is doing in prisons across the country please prayerfully consider sowing into this important ministry. You can even “adopt-a-prisoner” by giving monthly and correspond with them by mail if you want, encouraging them in their walk with the Lord.

  Find out more and give online today!



Koinonia NetworkThe Online Home for Spirit-filled Believers
Over 1,200 people have come to join the party and share their lives in Christ with one another on our new social networking site. If you haven’t connected yet, come on over and sign up so you can share your journaling and visions. Bless the world with your testimony of your walk of obedience to Almighty God’s voice in your heart and the wonderful effects that have come as a result.

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Would you pray about helping sponsor the translation of 46 hours of foundational teaching by Mark Virkler? The series includes Communion With God, Prayers That Heal the Heart, Counseled by God, Christian Dream Interpretation, Naturally Supernatural and more.

Find out more about this exciting project and how you can partner with us. Thank you for your faithfulness!


Revelation-Based Learning Groups: Get Yourself on the Map!
We have a wonderful new tool for you to use to draw people to your group. You can post the location and topic of your current or prospective home or church group meetings on a map on the CWG website, and invite others to join with you! And if you don’t have enough people to begin the group, you can mention that you will start when you have at least six people interested in joining. Maximize your learning experience by growing with others and get yourself on the map.

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