ANNOUNCEMENT: James Brandt has recently accepted a Senior Pastor position at Living Waters Chapel in Caro, Michigan! Click on the event page for James' ministry schedule.
James Brandt Ministries is dedicated to evangelize the lost and equip the Body of Christ! JBM is a Holy Spirit driven ministry that embraces, flows in, teaches, and preaches the full Gospel of Jesus Christ boldly, and makes no apologies for it! James promotes an atmosphere of faith in his meetings where the Holy Spirit is free to move and manifest Himself in the operation of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12). You will leave each service refreshed and ready to fulfill the will of God for your life!
James Brandt is a Revivalist/Prophet/Pastor in the Body of Christ. He preaches and teaches the Word of God in such a way that is easy to understand and that will help you grow spiritually in God's Word. His bold and uncompromising delivery of God's Word creates an atmosphere of faith that allows the Holy Spirit to minister to each person in a powerful way. James ministers under a strong prophetic anointing that will cause you to leave each service with a greater hunger and passion for God's Word, manifest presence and power in your life!
James Brandt is a graduate of RHEMA Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While attending RHEMA, he was employed by the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association working with the Abundant Life Prayer Group. James Pastored full-time for about 4 1/2 years, and has had radio shows in Detroit, Las Vegas, and Big Rapids, Michigan; he has also been a guest on radio shows that aired in Detroit, San Diego & Los Angeles areas. He is also author of the book, "Revival Experience Handbook." James currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Living Waters Chapel in Caro, Michigan. James is an Ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and has been ministering since 1999.
The “Revival Experience Handbook” is an accumulation of many different Biblical topics that will ignite a supernatural hunger and desire on the inside of you for the Word of God, the anointing, manifest presence of God, and miracles, signs & wonders!
You will grow spiritually in the knowledge of God’s Word and step out in faith like never before! Each chapter is very short, so you can use this book as a devotional, read it straight through, or even jump around to the different chapters as the Holy Spirit leads.
This handbook will prepare you for battle and unlock powerful keys to the Kingdom of God! Included in the book is James’ testimony about a supernatural experience he had back in 2007 that rocked his life and walk with God forever! The chapters in this book are a fruit of the impartation and revelation that the Holy Spirit has given to James during that time. You are invited to walk through the pages of this Holy Spirit anointed book and experience REVIVAL!
James' Supernatural Testimony below
On May 3rd, 2007 at 12:03am I had a supernatural experience with God that changed my life and relationship with Him forever! I have shared this many times in my preaching and one on one conversations with individuals, but I wanted to include it in this book to encourage you.
Back in April of 2007, I attended a Great Awakening Conference in Jacksonville, Florida and received a powerful prophetic word from Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne that confirmed everything I have been praying about in my personal time. When I got back to Big Rapids, Michigan to the Church I was Pastoring at the time (Revival Christian Center), I felt very strongly in my spirit that I needed to call the church to fourteen nights of prayer. Up to that point I have been crying out to God for more of His presence, more of His power, and for more revelation of His Kingdom and the realm of the spirit. My expectation was very high and I knew that God was getting ready to do something that was going to rock my world and answer the cry of my heart to Him.
The church responded well to my call to prayer; most came for about an hour or two and left. About four to six dedicated individuals stayed until about 2:00am-3:00am every night and really pressed in and desired a supernatural move of God. The nights were filled with people praising & worshipping God, intense prayer in English and in tongues; we were totally exalting the Lord Jesus Christ with such passion! Let me tell you this, God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, and He desires to give unto us the things of His Kingdom more than we know; He is just waiting for us to desire it and draw near to Him!
On the tenth night of prayer out of the original fourteen, a supernatural breakthrough finally came, suddenly! At 12:03am on May 3, 2007, a few individuals and I were sitting at the front of the church taking a short break and talking about the things of God. In the back of the sanctuary there was a very thick and large stage curtain that separated the overflow section from the regular sanctuary area. The lights were very dim and as I looked towards the back of the sanctuary at the very large stage curtain, it was moving very noticeably in a wave-like motion; the strange thing was, there was no fan or air conditioning on and no windows were open, it was moving on its own. I brought it to the attention of the others and we were surprised at what was happening with it; again, it was very strange and noticeable! I stood up and began to walk toward the curtain in the back of the sanctuary, and as I did, the manifest presence of God got stronger and stronger on me and in the building; everyone felt the whole atmosphere change dramatically once we recognized the curtain! It felt like electricity was flowing through every part of us and at the same time like warm oil being poured over us; it felt heavenly! In fact, it took some time to get to the back of the sanctuary, because we were so overwhelmed by the presence and glory of God that was manifesting! In the Old Testament, it talks about the glory of God filling the Temple to such a degree that the priests couldn't even minister; that's what we were feeling! When we finally got to the back of the sanctuary by the curtain (I am telling the truth and not exaggerating at all), the sound or roar of wings were going over our heads at the top of the curtain back and forth like angels were flying back and forth; and very strong rushing mighty wind like sound! The manifest presence of God would hit us like a wave going back and forth and we all fell to the ground! And then flashes of light like lightning were going off all over the sanctuary; angels were manifesting everywhere! A sparkling substance began to fall in the sanctuary in different locations; most that have experienced this call that substance "gold dust;" it’s a sign and wonder. We were experiencing a move of God just like we read about in the Bible; that was my heart cry to God and He allowed me to experience it more than once since the first time! We even heard angels singing when we walked into the lobby of the church! It was so heavenly and beautiful that human words can't even begin to describe it! We saw many angels manifest in different forms. Let me assure you of this Biblical Truth, the spirit realm is just as real as the natural realm!
Everything I wrote is the truth of what took place! Other people experienced the same thing with me that night that can even testify to its validity. We were nobody special, we just had a desperate desire to go deeper with God and pressed in until the breakthrough manifested, and you have that same opportunity! God is so good, beyond what our human minds can even comprehend! He is waiting for you to spend quality time with Him, it’s His good pleasure to give unto YOU the Kingdom! I know for me personally, I will never be the same again since He came near, and I want more!
THE SCRIPTURES - The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit and we accept it as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
THE GODHEAD - Our God is one, manifested in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Deut. 6:4, Phil 2:6). God the Father is greater than all: the Source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 1:14, John 16:28). God the Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). God the Holy Spirit proceeds forth from the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16, John 15:26).
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION - Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says, "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God," and "there is none righteous, no, not one" (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8-10).
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH - Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
WATER BAPTISM - Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19, Rom. 6:4, Col. 2:12, Acts 8:36-39). The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen."
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST - The baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth. Evidence of this experience is speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17;; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
SANCTIFICATION - The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return (Heb. 12:14, 1 Thess. 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18, 2 Cor. 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14, 1 Cor. 1:30).
DIVINE HEALING - Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18, James 5:14-15, 1 Peter 2:24, Matt. 8:17, Isa. 53:4-5).
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF THE LORD - The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." He is coming soon. When He comes, "...the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16-17).
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION - The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27, Rev. 19:20).