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Gary Robert Ballard is the main author at God.net. Together with his wife and children they currently work in Christian ministry in The Philippines. God.net is a family project. We are also planning to add resources from others as we continue to develop the site. Being led by the Holy Spirit has been our focus since we began this ministry. We continue the development as we have resources. We give all glory to Jesus; without Him we can do nothing.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
In 1996 Gary Robert Ballard began to feel called to publish the gospel on the Internet. He learned how to make a web-page and published it. He was surprised at the positive response from different places around the world. At Christmas time that year, Gary was impacted on a trip to Manila, Philippines. He experienced the Father’s compassion for the poor and homeless on the streets there. It was a life changing experience.
In 1997 Gary had a relationship that ended badly, and he came to the end of himself. At that time, he told the Lord that he would not seek any thing or anyone, that he would only seek God. He purchased the domain SeekGod.org and began to publish on the website. It was a good time for him spiritually–humility always puts you in a position to receive from the Lord. During a time when he was seeking the Lord with all his heart, he had a dream.
It was August 9, 1997; I dreamed that I was in the Middle East in a Muslim country, a desert like setting, there was a war raging around me in the distant mountains, but I felt no fear of danger.
I was in a small desert village. There were some people around, and in front of me was an older man and a teenage boy. They were of Arab descent and were wearing traditional desert clothing. When the people would hear artillery being fired in the mountains, they would stop what they were doing and look toward the sound. The older man said something to the boy, then the boy turned his head to hear the older man.
The boy then turned to me and said, “I can only hear out of this ear, because I am deaf in the other one.” He turned his head to show me. I saw that his ear was gone; there was only scar tissue and the hole into his ear was mostly covered. I knew that he had been wounded in the war sometime before. I felt God’s compassion for him.
I said to him, “God can heal your ear, pray this prayer with me.” I led him to give his life to Jesus. I saw tears in his eyes, and I knew that the Lord was touching his heart. Then I had him continue to pray for his ear to be healed, he did. Then he said, “It is too difficult,” as if to say that it is too big of a miracle to really happen. I replied that it is not too difficult for God.
I then looked at the side of his head and I saw a creative miracle taking place as God formed a new ear and restored his hearing. Sharing this experience with Him in Jesus made me feel very close to him. I gave him a hug and then I awoke. I began thinking about the dream.
The first thing that the Lord showed me after I awoke was: that was a good way to pray for someone’s healing–have the people do it themselves. Because it took all the glory away from me and gave it all to Jesus. I knew that was the definition of making disciples of Jesus. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. The boy was introduced to Jesus and then experienced a miracle proving that Jesus truly cared for him and that He hears his prayers. I knew that the Lord was saying: that is to be your model for ministry. We are to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
The second thing I realized is that the war was the enemy’s attempt to keep the Muslim people from hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, the Lord was going to come from inside and make Himself known, and He was going to give a younger generation ears to hear and eyes to see.
The dream was so real I wondered if it was possible that, I was indeed, taken there. At that time, I had never heard that was even possible. However, I also wrote that in the future the Lord would be doing such things. Since then, I have heard many testimonies that God is doing that and so much more.
In December of 1997 Gary met his future wife and they were married a year later in 1998. They lived in the Northwest part of the USA and Gary continued to operate his business there. They had three wonderful children.
Gary continued to work on the SeekGod.org website. The site grew in numbers of visitors and responses; many wonderful testimonies were received. In 2002, Gary and his wife formed Seek God Ministries because of the tremendous response on the internet.
In 2007 they moved the family to The Philippines to fulfill a call to work in that country. Gary purchased the domain God.net years before recognizing the value and potential of it. Also, foreseeing the time when search engines would manipulate control to try and stifle Christianity, He knew it was important to a have a URL with “God” in the domain name, that people could find even if it got buried deep in search results. That time has come. In 2017 we began to move content from the SeekGod.org website to God.net.
At this time, we feel called to do our part to provide articles and resources for the amazing spiritual awakening we are in. Just as in the beginning, Gary shares what He has been shown in the Word and through the Holy Spirit. With years of experience and increasing understanding, Gary is writing from a greater perspective than he has had in the past. There is always more to learn about our God and the great things He has planned for us.
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault before His face in love. God decided in advance to accept us as Sons by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he desired to do, and it gave Him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who are united with His dear Son. Because of His great kindness and grace He purchased us with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (Ephesians 1:2-7)
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