August 2017 - Pastor Steve Neptune's book THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT - WHY NOW? is published and available on Amazon.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE....Terminal illnesses cured, future events foretold, food supernaturally multiplied, the demonized delivered, mass conversions of people in one day; the kind of stuff that we read about in the Bible, right? Right, except that all of these things are happening in our world—TODAY! It has been well-documented that the church of Jesus Christ is currently experiencing a world-wide out-pouring of the Holy Spirit, manifest in massive conversions and phenomena which could only be described properly with the biblical terms signs and wonders, the likes of which has not been seen since the first century of its existence. Most Christians welcome this renewed display of God’s grace with gratitude, but also with a myriad of questions. The first outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost gendered the question, “What does this mean?” (Acts 2:12). Believers today are also asking, “Why now?”
Like a mystery thriller, Neptune sifts through the Bible, theology, and history, to discover clues as to where the Church through fear and ignorance neglected the Holy Spirit and how, by the grace of God, Christians are increasingly embracing The Promise of the Spirit. Substantial enough to engage a scholar, yet accessible for the earnest Christian, you will find in these pages encouragement and insight into how you can participate in the greatest movement of God’s Spirit the world has ever seen.
January 19, 2014 - Video: Testimony of Healing - Pastor Steve Neptune, Gateway Church
My name is Steve Neptune and I serve as Pastoral Team Leader at GateWay Church in Aurora, Ohio. In April of 2004, out of the blue, I began having nosebleeds which would flow for about fifteen minutes and then subside. There was no set pattern for when they would occur. Sometimes it would be once a day for several days in a row and at other times there would be a few days between episodes. But I remember that the longest interval of time that I went without a nosebleed was nine days. I asked people to pray for me, but that did not seem to have any immediate effect. Beyond being a nuisance, I was beginning to become concerned and my mind was starting to entertain worst case scenarios.
Believe it or not, I put up with this for over a year before I decided to seek medical help. Because my long time personal physician had recently left his practice for teaching, and because I had moved to a new community, I had to seek out a new doctor. I went to one recommended to me by a friend and after the examination he referred me to an eyes, ear, nose, and throat specialist.
That seemed a little scary to me. I went to the appointment, waited 20 minutes in the lobby, went into the exam room and within five minutes was back out. The doctor simply put an ointment ona Q-tip, touched it to the place in my left nostril from which I had been bleeding, and chemically cauterized the area. At the time, we were between insurance companies and I had to pay out of pocket for the procedure. So I was dumbfounded when they told me that this 5-minute procedure cost $500. I swallowed hard, paid the bill, and walked out of the office with the mixed emotions of relief that my nosebleed would be over and grief that my cash bleed had just increased.
It is hard to describe the mingled sense of fear and frustration that overcame me in less than 24 hours when I was driving to a meeting and my nose started bleeding again. After I got it to stop bleeding, I called the specialist’s office and told them what happened. They instructed me to come back in for the doctor to do the procedure again. As an afterthought, I inquired if I would be charged for this follow-up procedure. I was told, yes it will be another $500! I was stupefied and angry. When I arrived at my appointment, I was greeted by two ministry colleagues, Tom Hare and Paul Laursen. I told them what had just happened and I said, I am not giving them another dime, pray for me. They prayed a simple but authoritative prayer over me in Jesus’ name.
That was in June of 2005 and as of July 2012—I have not had another nosebleed! Glory to God!