Welcome to All 4 God, I'm glad you made it! :)
So why this theme, the boat and the cup? The boat recognizes that you are an individual, there is no-one exactly the same as you, and your path through life is unique.
The cup is there to indicate that this is a good opportunity to take some time out, enjoy the moment and to ponder the things you find here.
This site has three main themes:
Encounters cover the real life experiences I have had with God, times when He has played a significant role in my path through life. Things like dragging me out of a life of alcoholism, drug dependency, gang association, crime and occult practices.
Poems are all personal reflections of the changes in my relationship with God as I learned to walk with Him, starting with Triumph, which reflects the difference between my old life without Him, and the new with Him. My favorite poem is Poured Out.
Teachings are things that God has taught me on my journey. They were dynamically interesting to me when He taught me and I hope you find them interesting too. It's fair to say they are not the norm, but they can shed light on things that had become obscure through typical church teachings.
Hi, my name is Les Oxnam and I was born in Foxton, New Zealand in 1952. I became a Christian in 1968 and slipped away from the Lord soon after. In 1978 I returned to the Lord and have never looked back since. That's not to say there haven't been some hard times, because I've had my share of those. But I can say that God is faithful and my life now is the best it's ever been.
I am a Workplace Computer Literacy Tutor, contracted to a local tertiary training establishment.
My ministry gift is that of a prophet, which is really cool once you get used to the stones! :)
THE ORIGIN OF THIS SITE
I had for some time wanted to create a web site honouring God and to publish some of the things He has taught me, but every time I tried to plan it nothing worked. I had ideas about a black background with stars...... I just couldn't get it together and was at the point of putting it aside indefinitely.
Then God said...
Shortly after giving up on the site I woke early one morning and the only thing I was aware of was God saying to me "Today we will build the website, and this is how it will be." I couldn't wait to get up and start the computer!
I knew exactly what to do and with Dreamweaver and Photoshop open on my computer I started putting things together as He showed me. The original site had autumn leaves on the navigation panel, which was His idea, as was the layout. It was exciting working with Him to do the thing that I had been unable to do. It was amazing how quickly and easily things fell into place and the website was up and running in what seemed like no time at all.
Since then, as time has gone on, He has given me some poems which I have published on here, as well as some teachings which are quite different from what I've heard preached in churches. God is awesome and life with Him is such an awesome experience that I can not imagine life without Him.
Can I encourage you to read particularly The Feast of Tabernacles and The Word of God, but do so not out of traditional theological thinking, but rather through the eyes of the Spirit.
I have great difficulty reading books, simply because I am not a book person. With the exception of the Bible I seldom read anything, so that which I have written on these pages is as it has been shown to me by the Lord. I understand the responsibility that comes with teaching and take it very seriously. If there was any doubt in my mind about the teachings offered here I would not have published them. I pray that you will give room for the Holy Spirit to speak to you about these matters.
I will add to this as time goes on... so much to do, so little time...
This website has been rebuilt since the original.
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