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It’s Ray Comfort’s Birthday!

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Yes, Ray Comfort will be turning 39, uh, 49?, well, uh—he’s another year older today, December 5! If you’d like to wish him a Happy Birthday, leave a comment and I will forward this post to him this evening.



26 Comments

  1. Ray! I wanted to wish you a happy birthday, I hope that God will continue to bless you everyday. Your ministry has been an eye opening blessing to my family and I. We are new followers of Christ and always enjoy hearing you on the radio and watching you on TV. If you come to Dallas to visit Trish and preach make sure you make it known so we can come by and say hello.

    Your Brother in Christ,

    Paul Brycki

  2. Mr. Comfort,

    Your ministry has been an encouragement and blessing.
    I hope you have a very happy birthday.

  3. Hey Ray! Happy birthday!

    In Christ,
    Hazel

  4. Brother Ray,

    I do what I do
    because the Lord
    works through you.

    Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Paul Latour
    Ottawa, ON,
    Canada

  5. Dear Mr. Comfort,
    May you have a blessed birthday. We’re so grateful to God for his kindness to us through you. Thank you. Shortly after the Lord saved me, my sister introduced me to your videos (the old ones), which God used in teaching me how to share the gospel Biblicaly. It’s probably been almost ten years now, since the Lord saved me, and the instruction God gave me through you and others gave proper direction to the zeal/gratefulness God had put in my heart. I and my wife now live in Romnaina where we (for the glory of God and the furtherance of the gospel) have been able to translate, print, and distribute many, many of your tracts (with permission) in the Romanian language. May you be encouraged.
    In Jesus’ name,
    Jonathan DeSeno 1 John 2:5
    Re 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

  6. Hey Ray Comfort!
    Happy Birthday. You are another year older and another year wiser. I’m so glad I found your ministry while in high school. Now that I’m a college student, I go out witnessing all the time and will, God willing, have a full life to use the Biblical principles you taught me. May this year be better than the last!
    Sincerely,
    Justin G.

  7. Dear Ray,

    Happy, happy birthday! I pray God’s blessings upon you and your family! My birthday is December 5th too! May the Lord bless you on your special day!

    Doreen Jackson

  8. Happy Birthday Ray. God Bless you.

    Stefano Ashbridge

  9. Hi brother Ray

    Happy birthday and glory to God. Thank you for your faithful service.

    May God bless you and your family.

    In Christ’s service
    Gary Crous and the South African family

  10. Hi Dave from Ireland here. I met you a year ago yesterday when Karl Corcoran brought me to your HQ. I was only thinking yesterday about the fact that it was your birthday the next day and I didn’t realise it. I had started reading your book “What Did Jesus Do” and only when I got home did I finish it and find out your birthday was on the fifth, and I met you on the fourth. I really wish I had known as it would have been nice to wish you a happy birthday. Anyway your in our video when we celebrated a year in ministry and looked back on the events that made up the year. http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=OMMSp43O2IY

    Take Care,

    Dave from Ireland

  11. Dear Ray,

    Happy Birthday!

    The LORD bless you, and keep you;
    The LORD make His face shine on you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
    And give you peace.’

    Ray, your story about your bed breaking at 1? in the morning on a night when you decided NOT to get up and pray…I think about it often. God wasn’t just teaching YOU a lesson by doing that–he was also teaching your listeners. So, thank you for being you, and thank you for following the Lord for all these years, and thank God for what he’s done through you, and well, thank you and thank God!

    Your feet are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, so what does that make the rest of you? 🙂

    I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be **further and further** !! strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. -Amen!

    Happy Birthday, Ray!

    Love,
    Gisela

  12. Ray’s the coolest! I hope he has at least another 50 birthdays before the Lord takes him out of the fight.

  13. Happy Birthday my brother.

    Richard Chavarria
    Manhattan Beach, CA

  14. Happy Birthday Ray! A little over a year ago the Lord brought us to a Transformed conference and has since changed our lives! We have been using the tools that WOtM teaches and have attended the Ambassadors Academy. We look forward to bringing the true Gospel to our mission field!

    Serving Christ together,
    Danny and Sarah Hughes
    Missionaries to Southwest Indian tribes, USA

  15. happiest of birthdays ever.

    thank u for showing us the way of the Master.
    blessings,

  16. Happy Birthday Ray, I met you in 2002 when my best Friend Phil (Taekwondo) guy from NY and I were on vacation in CA. You showed us around and we have been blessed by your ministry. I have been on fire for God reaching the lost for Jesus.

    Upon listening to many old preachers you’ve pointed us to, I have made an observation, THEY TAUGHT US THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD WHAT THE TRUE GOSPEL IS AND YOU HAVE TAUGHT US HOW TO APPLY THE TRUE GOSPEL IN THE LIVES OF THE UNSAVED EFFECTIVELY.

    MAY THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU, GIVING YOU MANY MORE YEARS TO EQUIP THE BODY OF CHRIST TO SEEK AND SAVE THAT WHICH IS LOST.

    Evans Olang
    Daily Devotion Ministry
    Beacon, NY

  17. Hello Ray. I just want to hopefully encourage you by telling you how wonderfully God’s used your teaching in mine and others’ lives. Your Why Christianity Tract that I once got at a church thanksgiving dinner about a year ago was the first time I had ever felt conviction. It didn’t lead me to Christ, but helped along the way. Then after I was saved I listened to HBKS and WOW! It hit me hard and showed me how to evangelize. I’ve witnessed to quite a few people in the 5 months I’ve been saved and seen some come to Christ, and I want you to know that I’m praying for you. Praying that you’ll never get down or slow down in your work because there are many who the Lord has saved using it. Thank you so much Ray! Hey, anytime you want to come to Alabama, let me know. Hahaha. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Jacob.

  18. God gave all of us a gift on the day you were born. I am thankful that His plan included leading me to “The Way of The Master”.

    I wish you many, many, many more years of doing His work through you.
    (Will you still be doing your own stunts on WOTM when you’re 90?)

    God bless you and your family.
    See you tomorrow, God willing.
    Your sister in Christ Jesus,
    Joy

  19. There was a man named Ray
    Who had a birthday today.
    He got a year older
    and evangelized bolder
    Cuz he used the Master’s Way!

    May God continue to use you and bless you for His Glorious Kingdom!

    Shalom,
    Jackie Price

  20. Ray,
    Happy 35th! God bless you and keep you. Thanks for all you have done. You, Ray Comfort, are my hero!

  21. Happy birthday, brother!! It has been a pleasure to know you and to be inspired by your work, your example, and your faithfulness.

    May God continue to bless you with health, faithfulness, and you’re wonderful sense of humor.

    Bounteous Blessings,

    Ed

  22. Thank you for all of your wonderful and kind words. I have received many encourageing emails today, and I have replied with “Thank you. Where did you park my present?” just to see how witty responses would be. The winner was “I parked it at the Porsche dealership in Beverly Hills. Make sure you drive away really quickly.”

    I want to share something really important with you. I will ask Steve to put up two corresponding audio clips that go with it. Thanks again. Here goes:

    The Old Story

    It’s clear from Scripture that a genuine convert is he who hears and “understands” (see Matthew 13:23). This is perhaps why Phillip the evangelist asked the Ethiopian eunuch if he understood what he was reading (Acts 8:30).
    It would seem obvious that this understanding is not only a reference to sin, but also a reference to the gospel. This is perhaps why the enemy is able to snatch the good seed from the wayside hearer, in the Parable of the Sower. It’s because he doesn’t understand that it is the message of everlasting life, so he puts no value to it:

    “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart” (Matthew 13:19).

    My great desire is for sinners to understand the gospel and be saved. Recently, I have discovered something very exciting that has helped many of the people I’ve witnessed to understand. While I want to share it with you, I do so with a little hesitation, lest you think my confidence is in my own abilities rather than in the Spirit of God.
    I believe that anything I preach is dead letter unless God makes it alive. My words, methods, anecdotes, parables, phrases, etc., cannot save a soul. God alone saves the sinner from the sowing to the reaping.
    However, I believe that, as a preacher of the gospel, my job is to strive (with the help of God) to bring about “understanding.” And so I use “great plainness of speech.” I don’t use “enticing words of man’s wisdom.” I keep the message simple, in the hope that the sinner will grasp what I am trying to say.
    So, my gospel presentation may begin with a parable about a man stealing another man’s lamb (as with Nathan and David), or by quoting Athenian poets, as Paul did when he p reached in Athens. I may use metaphors, similes, statistics, quotes, parables, personal experiences, and of course I present the Law, the gospel, and the necessity of repentance and faith.
    I may equate repentance to a criminal who becomes law-abiding, and shows his sincerity by returning stolen goods. I perhaps will explain saving faith by differentiating it from an intellectual belief, and likening it to trusting a pilot or a parachute. I speak of the cross by explaining that it’s like a civil judge paying a criminal’s fine, thus satisfying the law and at the same time extending mercy. All these things are aimed at (with the help of God) bringing understanding to the sinner. If he doesn’t understand the gospel, he won’t value it and seek the Savior.
    Now to the point. I want to explain to you why I think that I have seen more sinners surrender to Christ (in my personal witnessing) in the last six months, than I have seen in the last 35 years.
    Incorporating the Law into the gospel presentation does many things. It primarily shows the sinner that he is a criminal, and that God is his judge. The Law (in the hand of the Holy Spirit) stops his mouth and leaves him guilty before God (see Romans 3:19-20). It reveals that he deserves nothing but judgment for his crimes. Like a faithful prosecutor, the Law of God points its accusing finger, and so the sinner’s stirred conscience bears witness and also points its finger at the criminal (see Romans 2:15). The verdict is “guilty,” and the condemnation is just.
    This is the scenario that I try and paint for the sinner. I do my best to put him in the courtroom on the Day of Judgment, with the hope that he will understand the mercy that God offers him in Christ.
    For years when I have done this, I have then said, “You broke God’s Law, and Jesus paid your fine in His life’s blood.” But, early in 2008, I added the words, “It was a legal transaction. You broke God’s Law (the Ten Commandments), and Jesus paid your fine. That means that God can legally dismiss your case. You can leave the courtroom on the Day of Judgment because another paid your fine. Does that make sense?”
    From the first time I said those words I noticed, again and again, light go on in the eyes of my hearers. While this is certainly not a magic word or a formula, many suddenly understood what I was trying to say when I explained the gospel that way. I can’t point to a Bible verse that uses this exact language, but I can say that legality is the essence of the cross. It was God’s love for justice and for guilty sinners, that drove Him to Calvary. God is the “habitation of Justice” (see Jeremiah 21:33). We are guilty criminals. The fine has been paid, and we can leave the courtroom. So carefully explaining the gospel message, using legal vernacular to those whose understanding is “darkened,” can sometimes give new light on what he before perceived to be just an old and irrelevant story. LISTEN TO THE CLIPS:

  23. Hey Ray! Happy Birthday brother! Its always good to know that God has blessed us with another complete year of serving and glorifying Him! Thank you for all that you do and may God bless you and your entire family!

    <Eric<

  24. Happy Birthday Brother Ray!

    I’ve heard and noticed you useing those extra words, expecially the, “That means that God can legally dismiss your case” statement. And of course it really drives the whole point of the Law home to the hearer, finalizing the message that way. There is a legal case against us, and Jesus sets us free as though we had never sinned. Thank God for bringing this message of Biblical evangelism using the Law. It is a right now last days evangelism Word Ray, and your messages have blessed my life so much. Even today as I was in the gym sauna and some guy was picking up on a girl in there sitting next to me, I got into the conversation and asked them both the million dollar question and went through the Commandments. It is awsome that it works EVERY TIME to make sense of the good news. That is my little b-day gift to you brother. 🙂 I am sharing the gospel more than ever.

    Blessings in Christ.
    Val

  25. I got the message late. Happy birthday from the other side of the world! 🙂

  26. Happy birthday Ray. Thank you for all the Lord allows you to do in His name.

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