Keep Christ at the center, the Word of Truth in your heart, and the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church as the guardian of your soul.

calendar of online eventsMark your calendars for upcoming online events!

Register now for THE STORY IN THE BIBLE : Begins July 5

And use our resources for the Year of Saint Joseph -- including our 9-Day Consecration.

{{ Which book would you buy first? Cast your vote by June 18! }}

Paracletia – God’s Amazing Word on Miracles

God’s Amazing Word on Miracles

A Bible Study on how to live the Christian life with supernatural faith.

More videos may be added to this series in the future. To find out when new ones get published, subscribe to our video blog.

The story behind this video series

Terry ModicaBy Terry Modica, Executive Director
October 4, 2017

I’d like to be honest with you. This video series about God’s Amazing Word on Miracles is part of my own faith growth, because I wasn’t believing God’s Word for me and my own life.

Jesus has been leading me through a personal “faith formation program” since July. Well, it actually began a few years ago when, during prayer time, I felt like I was missing a big part of what I’m called to do — what we are all called to do as followers of Christ. One of my favorite verses is John 14:12 (“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these….”). Since the time my book on the occult was published in 1989, I included this verse with my autograph at speaking engagements. Later, after the founding of Good News Ministries, I made it part of our letterhead stationery.

And yet, I haven’t been living the truth of it. I’ve been behaving as if God’s Word isn’t always true. Last month I repented of this unholiness in the Sacrament of Confession.

Terry's kids

Over the years, God has given me plenty of evidence that his Word about miracles is true. When my son was a little boy, his spine began to curve. The prayers of my spiritual mentor permanently straightened his back. Several years later, my daughter’s spine began to curve. Prayers didn’t work. She needed major, painful surgery. What was the difference? Why did my son get healed supernaturally but not my daughter? Perhaps it’s because my spiritual mentor was no longer available to do the praying for me. Ahhh, but here’s where my lack of believing God’s Word got me into trouble. Jesus did not say, “Only a few special believers will do the works I have been doing, and greater.” It’s a truth for every believer, and I didn’t believe it!

When we look closely at the history of our spiritual journeys, we can identify times when the Lord has invited us to grow in faith for miracles. One such time for me was during the severe outbreak of tornadoes in Oklahoma in 2013. As I watched a live broadcast on TV, which was filmed from a helicopter that showed a horrific new tornado heading toward a farmhouse, I silently prayed, “Jesus, stop that tornado!” That’s all I did. And the next moment, the bottom of the tornado dissolved and the whole thing quickly dissipated. The weather announcer, who had been describing it’s strength and the towns it would probably head to, said, “I can’t believe it! This tornado just stopped!”

I was as stunned as the weatherman.

Jesus used it to teach me a truth. Despite this and many other incidents through my 40-some years as a “true believer”, I continued to assume that miracles are not supposed to be part of my normal life.

bible

Finally I’m beginning to understand. Praise the Lord! He has been highlighting scriptures for me. The Word of God is coming alive like it did when I converted to Christ in 1977, but now in new ways. Deeper ways. More profoundly. (I’m searching for the right word here and can’t find one that aptly describes what’s happening.) I’m noticing as if for the first time — as if God has a yellow highlighter marking up my hearing of the Word — every mention of the Holy Spirit in the scriptures and prayers of Mass. It’s like God is shouting loudly: “Pay attention! Notice this! The Holy Spirit is supposed to be making a HUGE difference in you and in every parish! Here’s more evidence that the Holy Spirit is the difference between a mediocre Christian and one who allows me to do remarkable works!”

I’m also noticing, as if for the first time, every mention of the supernatural life that Jesus expects us to live. And God says each time, “Pay attention! Notice this! My people must believe the truth of this, because this is how I will turn hearts back to Me. At the beginning of My Church, this is how many souls were won over to Christ, and this is how I will do it today! This is how I prove to unbelievers that I am real, and that I truly do care, and that they can trust Me!”

Last Sunday during Mass (October 1st), especially after receiving Jesus in the Eucharist, I heard this loud and clear. My mind was flooded with it. The music of the communion song became very, very loud in my ears — not in reality, but in my ears, like the Holy Spirit was connecting me so fully to his voice that everything sounded louder. This phenomenon, which I had never experienced before, convinced me that I was hearing God and not my own imagination. That, and the fact that the message didn’t stop and became so strong that I had to pour it out onto a video the next day.

That particular video became Part 4 of this video series on God’s Amazing Word. God bless you as you journey with me in some significant faith growth!

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Video Courses and Webinars
More Videos
Newsletter
Arrange a booking
Our Mission in Teaching
Meet Our Speakers
Tips for getting the most out of our video courses
Send donations to:
Good News Ministries
11705 Boyette Road, Suite 277
Riverview, Florida 33569 USA

GNM logo donated  by
Brent Delperdang of
Delperdesign

Website content © 1996 - 2021
Most photos © Terry Modica. All rights reserved.
See our Copyrights Page for permission.

Most of our content is available
(or can be made available)
for distribution at
Catholic Digital Resources.

Looking for
Charlie Osburn's
Good News of Divine Mercy?

This is NOT it! Here's his info.

Contact Us

Privacy Policy

Join us in sharing faith with the world

PinterestYouTube podcasts Instagram Whatsapp Telegram
0
We'd love to hear from you. x
()
x

Nine-Day Consecration to Saint Joseph
Free Download!A free PDF document of this is available your own personal use.

donateHowever, your support can help us continue to publish faith-building resources like this.

For sharing with others, please order it from Catholic Digital Resources. (Can't pay for it? No worries! Apply for a free gift voucher, which is our charitable donation to your ministry.)

To obtain the document with a Single User License, please submit this copyright contract agreement. See our copyright usage permissions policy.

Radical Love: Reflections for CouplesRadical Love: Reflections for Couples

215 short inspirational messages that bring God’s radical love into the context of romantic relationships.

Two private reflection questions at the end of each message will help you apply the messages to your everyday life and challenges. This is followed by ideas for discussing the topic as a couple to further integrate it into your relationship.

[ MORE ]

9-Day Consecration to St. Joseph9-Day Consecration to St. Joseph

Each day of this novena contains a brief story about various apparitions of St. Joseph, with special prayers.

With this consecration, we seal ourselves as his children. We place into his fatherly protection ourselves, our families, our jobs and ministries, and the Church. We also consecrate to his fatherhood those who are not following Christ, especially our own family members, because Joseph’s desire in heaven is that all of his children love his son, Jesus, and follow him to everlasting life.

[ MORE ]

Victor: A Supernatural ThrilleVictor

A suspense-filled Christian novel about the saving power of love. Patti Regall is a young mother trying to escape from a lifetime of abuse and the devil-worshiping coven that wants to use her little boys, Victor and Vincent, to uncover the identity of the Anti-Christ. When she finds an opportunity to escape, she has to leave Victor behind.

Patti fights her own demons while desperately trying to rescue Victor from the coven. Tobias, a Christian man, comes to her aid. This novel will affirm your faith in Christ’s victorious power.

[ MORE ]

ForgivenFORGIVEN
A Meditation on the Passion of Christ Through the Eyes of Peter and Judas

Written with a powerfully life-changing twist, this is not the usual Passion story. “Forgiven” shows the passion of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter and Judas. Each react in different ways to the final days and crucifixion of Jesus. One chooses forgiveness and the other ends his life in terrible guilt.

The story ends with the reunion of Jesus and Peter after the resurrection when Jesus calls Peter to become the first leader of the Church.

This is a fictional account based on the true events of the Passion of Jesus Christ, for the purpose of meditation.

[ MORE ]

How to Win Victories in Spiritual WarfareHow to Win Victories in
Spiritual Warfare

Download a collection of Catholic prayers and scriptures for today’s spiritual warfare battles and for everyday protection.

This printable handbook includes the Prayer for the Presence of Christ, Prayer for the Power of the Holy Spirit, Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, Prayer to Wear the Armor of God, Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, Prayer to Conquer Evil, Prayer to Break Curses, Prayer for Release from Ancestral Curses, Prayer of Authority to Conquer Demons, Consecration to Mary Defeater of Satan, Consecrate Your Marriage to Mary Ark of the Covenant, Zechariah’s Canticle as a Victory Prayer, and Praying the “Our Father” for Victory Over Evil. Plus more than 200 scriptures!

[ MORE ]

Holy Living Bible StudyHoly Living
A Bible Study on Christ’s Sermon on the Mount

Jesus taught us how to enter into a life of holiness so that we could receive the full love of God and give it to others. All of his teachings are summed up in one place: The Sermon on the Mount. Here’s an easy and engaging Bible Study to make this relevant to your daily life.

Originally a live parish event, this book is a 17-week Bible Study program designed for Small Christian Communities and Bible Study groups. Individuals will enjoy it too! Each session includes questions that can be used for private reflection or group discussion.

[ MORE ]

The Church of the EucharistThe Church of the Eucharist
A 5-Part Study Guide of Ecclesia de Eucharistia, On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church, an Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II

This easy to follow study guide explains in ordinary language how to understand this very important Church document and apply it to our every-day lives and today’s world.

The book explores:
• developing a personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist
• the Eucharist as the “source and summit of the Christian life”
• what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist
• why only Catholic priests can consecrate the Communion elements
• the role of the whole community in Holy Communion

[ MORE ]

Knowing God’s Will and Doing it WellKnowing God’s Will and Doing it Well

How do you know what God’s will is for your life? Do you know your calling? God has gifted you and has a desire to use your experiences and skills to help make the world a better place and to advance the purposes of his kingdom. Whether it’s in ministry or a secular job, God has a divine plan for you! 

This book is a compilation of 20 thought-provoking reflections from Terry's daily Good News Reflections. Use it for meditation, spiritual guidance, and inspiration.

As a bonus, it includes 3 self-assessment tests to help readers figure out which particular ministries God has gifted them to do.

[ MORE ]

The Path to Healing in Difficult RelationshipsHealing in Difficult Relationships

Are you suffering from wounds inflicted by others? Do you feel weary from a difficult relationship? Are you wondering if you should keep trying to persevere and recover the happiness you used to have? Does God seem to be ignoring you as pray desperately for the healing of relationships?

Jesus is reaching out to you in this collection of 20 messages taken from Terry's Good News Reflections. Reading this book is like taking time out on retreat for inner restoration.

[ MORE ]

Lessons from the Blessed MotherLessons from the Blessed Mother

This book is a compilation of reflections from Terry's Good News Reflections, articles from the WordBytes website, and Rosary meditations.

Includes: How I met the Blessed Mother, Living by the Grace of God, Saying Yes to God, How to be a Handmaid of the Lord, Mary’s Trust, Mary’s Courage, The Guarantee of Victory, Giving Birth to Love, The Blessed Mother in Ministry, Sharing in Mary’s Fullness of Grace, Sharing in Mary’s Glory, Time for Action, and more. Plus Q & A about Mary and about the Rosary.

[ MORE ]

[arve url="https://youtu.be/ggPRtoabDm8" title="The Christmas Yes" description="Jesus said yes to humbling himself to become one of us because, as He says to you, “I want to be with you in every way and help you through every trial.”" upload_date="2020-12-07" thumbnail="23617" loop="no" muted="no" /]