I was conscious of
was on a Mountain in Utah!
I was the small boy dressed in a dark
jacket and bare legs to my 6 foot 8 in tall daddy's left
in this picture. To his right is my even shorter sister
Patty. In the background is the mountain on which my
father, Russell F. Holt, preacher and teacher,
and I, his firstborn son were saved by an angel one
It was dark, we were lost, and we almost
walked off the edge of a precipice. An invisible angel intervened, who
also showed us the way to our path down the mountain to the farmhouse in which
My family were
Seventh-day Adventists, and I was taught as a child by my parents that none of
us 6 children were likely to actually SEE angels, or HEAR them speak, until
Jesus and the angels came in the sky to pick us up, his SPECIAL CHILDREN, to
live in heaven, WHERE WE WOULD SEE AND TALK TO ANGELS DAILY.
AND OF COURSE,
HEAR THEM SING, AND PERHAPS PLAY ON HARPS. EACH OF US WOULD HAVE OUR
OWN HARP, AND BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THIS HARP, AND SING.
||Sister Ellen White, the Adventist
Prophetess, had written a century before I was born -- "There (in the
future city in which we would all live) I saw most glorious houses ---
these were to be inhabited by the saints. In each was a golden
shelf. I saw many of the saints go into the houses, take off their
glittering crowns and lay them on the shelf, then go out into the
|How Did I know we'd have
Before Ellen White saw the houses with the shelves in
her first of many such visions, she saw 144,000 saints all gathered in a
square on a "sea of glass" and as each was going out to join the others
in what was eventually to become a musical concert -- "Jesus brought the
crowns, and with his own right hand placed them on our heads. He gave
us harps of gold and palms of victory." "Early Writings" pages
I was but a child back then and didn't understand that some
of what I was hearing was symbolic and only part of it could be taken completely
literally, so --- everybody would have his or her own golden crown, his or her
own golden harp, and most certainly, all of us could sing and play an
instrument, completely in tune and in harmony and all together! There are
no sour notes, disharmony, nor even broken strings or hoarse voices in heaven!
Since then there have
quite a number
of other angel
encounters which I will not relate on this
page, but zoom to the year 1983, when I met Pentecostal
Missionary Eulis Jack Cates, and took several trips to Jamaica, West
Indies with him.
While sleeping in someone's guest
bedroom one night in Jamaica, in the Montego Bay area, I was
awakened by the voice of an INVISIBLE PERSON,
perhaps an angel, calling my name -- I looked around --
Missionary Cates and I shared the pulpit
in meetings all over the island of Jamaica. Mostly he preached and I gave
short medical talks based on the Bible and health laws of Moses and the examples
of Adam and Eve (VEGANS) and Daniel. But in one meeting in a small Pentecostal
church I sang the song "The Ninety and Nine." As I SANG this song, the
congregation was "filled with the Holy Ghost" -- and were falling down
unconscious, singing and shouting in unknown tongues, and leaping and dancing
all over that church!
Afterwards, Pastor Cates said to me --
"Hey, I didn't know you could do that!" "Do what?" "Sing like that!"
"Well, I can't." "Must have been somebody else doing the singing!"
Zoom ahead now to the first
part of September, 1987.
I and Dottie English, from the
Adventist Church, went to see
the Pope in New Orleans.
We did see
the Pope, Dottie and I, but
Dottie was more Pentecostal than Catholic, so we drove on over to
hear Jimmy Swaggart sing and preach at the "Family Worship Center"
in Baton Rouge, La. while we were in the area.
were indeed impressed by the beauty and holiness of the music at
the Family Worship center, and also at the strength of the floor
of the balcony where we were sitting. No one was speaking
anything but English, but the skill of those preachers was such
that it was not hard for me to believe they were getting a lot of
help from angels and the "Holy Ghost."
After my September 1987 visit to Jimmy Swaggart's "Family
Worship Center" I visited again at one of his November
Thanksgiving Conferences for Pentecostal ministers and Gospel
Workers, and it was then I heard, in my hotel room, a phrase
or sentence in an UNKNOW LANGUAGE (unknown to me, anyway) that
I was not able to identify the language or interpret what it
meant until 7 or 8 years later, in 1995. This was not
spoken out loud, like hearing my name called in Jamaica, but
totally in my mind while was preparing to go to meeting.
This little "speech" was interpreted for me by a Taxi-driver
in Delhi, India in 1995 while I was visiting there as a
Now I had heard a lot of "glossilalia", charismatic utterances
in Pentecostal churchs in the US and Jamaica, between 1983 and
1988, but I understood this to be an act of worship, "allowing
one's tongue to dance and praise the Lord", with no intention
to actually convey information, so evidently the Holy Ghost
was showing me at Jimmy Swaggart's "Family Worship Center"
that the other type of "Speaking in an Unknown Tonge" was
indeed possible, and in some cases, ocurring!
My Music Instructor
The Holy Ghost!
NOW IT'S TAKEN A BIT OF TELLING TO
GET TO WHERE WE ARE NOW BUT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR BOTH THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND ALSO FOR MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE
ADVENTIST CHURCH WHO DON'T HAVE SUCH EXPERIENCES AS I HAVE HAD TO KNOW WHERE I
HAVE COME FROM AND WHERE I AM NOW --- TO HAVE A CHANCE TO ACTUALLY BELIEVE ME
WHEN I SAY --- THE HOLY SPIRIT ACTUALLY STARTED GIVING ME
Songs to Sing
Words and Music
after Sept. 1987
This is exactly the claim made
by Sister Jenney Moore in 1906, at the house on North Bonnie Brae Street in Los
Angeles, California, 80 years before it happened to me!
"The Sinner's Prayer"
| was not composed by Jimmy Swaggart, and maybe
not even by Paul in Romans 10, but Paul wrote it down, and Jimmy Swaggart
repeated it on almost every one of his television programs on Sunday
mornings. It was not a song but a prayer, but after I had heard
it prayed a number of times, into my mind as I listened came
the music needed to make it into a song. I had in my home in
Garland, North Carolina, a small Lowry Organ that had a certain number
of automatic accompaniment settings, so with the tune playing
in my mind, all I had to do was hit the proper keys and I had my
first Holy Ghost inspired song. Here it is!
"Dear God in Heaven, I come to thee -
Jesus' name --- In Jesus' name --
"I'm sorry for my sins
First Christmas Carol
"No Matter Who You Are!"
| Chorus: NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO,
THAT KING OF LIFE WAS BORN
TO BE YOUR SAVIOR, TOO!
1st verse: THE SHEPHERDS CAME TO
TO BOW ON BENDED KNEE,
I wrote many more of such songs
in 1988, many of them Christmas Carols --
That summer I also played the
part of a Pharisee in the "Worthy is the
Lamb" Passion Play at Cape Carteret in the
North Carolina "Crystal Coast Amphitheatre"
By that Fall (Sept. 11,12,13) I
was waiting with a group of Pentecostal
"Rapture 88" believers in Erwin and Coates,
North Carolina for the Rapture that had been expected for 40 years (since the
"Birth" of the State of Israel). Instead, Hurricane Gilbert devastated
In the Fall of 1989 I met
Ronald Wyatt in
Jerusalem, Israel, and helped him in his attempt to dig up the Ark of the
Covenant near the Garden Tomb. There I met two of Ronald Wyatt's Angels in
the Desert of Zin, and the "Man in White" (Jesus Christ?) at the excavation.
continued until 1994, when I spent over 24 hours with the 8th angel at a
Seventh-day Adventist Camp Meeting held at Pine Tree Academy.
In 1992 I read Dr. Barbara
Thiering's new book
Jesus and the Riddle of the
Dead Sea Scrolls, beginning
my present interest in the ESSENES, and in discovering the REAL LIFE ADVENTURES
of Jesus Christ and the 12 Apostles, but especially those of John Mark, called
Eutychus in Acts and in Josephus' History books. We know him as --
John the Evangelist -- "Beloved
In March 2012 I put on an all-afternoon seminar
in Mills River Unity Center about the end-of-the-age predictions for that year,
and then began my present "Pentecost 20/20" efforts to bring about a major
revival by the year 2020.
AS NOW A STUDENT OF THE "GOSPEL PESHER" USED BY JESUS AND
THE ESSENES I KNOW NOW WHO THE ANGELS WERE WHO SANG AT HIS BIRTH IN 7 BC --
AND YOU CAN KNOW ALSO!--
For Dr. Bob Holt's account--
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