Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mike Bickle Sermons - Why does God withhold some blessings

Why does God withhold some blessings until His people rise up in the partnership of prayer? He requires that we ask, because it causes us to interact with His heart (Jas. 4:2). God governs the universe in partnership with His people through prayer. The Lord gives His people a dynamic role in determining a measure of the quality of life that we experience, as we respond to Him in prayer, obedience, faith, and meekness. He calls us to pray because He jealously protects His relationship with us. And He does this by not releasing some of His resources until we speak to Him in prayer.
One foundational principle of the kingdom is that God releases more blessing IF we ask for it. We have all read James 4:2, “You have not because you ask not.” There are blessings that God has chosen to give, but ONLY as His people ask Him in faith. He wants us to do more than simply think about our needs—we are to ask.
Many fret and complain about their needs and even talk to others about them, but they do not actually speak them out to the Lord. It is easy to think of our needs without actually verbalizing them. We can whisper it, we can mutter it, or we can even groan it—these are forms of asking. It is not enough to simply think about our requests. We actually have to ask Him because the “asking” leads to a greater heart-connect with God.
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Joyce Meyer Daily Bread Devotional - Prayer for Mercy

Prayer for Mercy: "Help me develop a merciful attitude. I want to show others the same mercy and undeserved kindness that You show to me. 
I have my own weaknesses, and I want to be able to understand when other people make mistakes and need mercy and forgiveness. Sometimes it is easy for me to judge and have critical opinions about people who make mistakes. 

Lord, You extend mercy to everyone because all people are equally important to You. As Your representative on this earth, I desire to do the same thing. Please help me to be merciful to everyone. The next time someone mistreats me, I will try to be understanding and remember that gentle words turn away wrath. Having an understanding heart is one of the beautiful characteristics of mercy. Let it begin with me. In Jesus' name, Amen."
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Pastor Jesse Duplantis - Word for Today

You are like beautiful stained glass. You have many facets to your own character and personality, but until the light of God is shining through you, people will never get to appreciate your amazing detail. 

When the light of the Gospel starts shining through you, others will see your goodness light up!
You’ve inherited God's ability for love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. 
It’s a fact! You may not feel that those characteristics are there, but they're in you. It’s time to let God shine through you
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Sarah Palin , Phil and Kay Robertson showed up with Franklin Graham for Operation Heal Our Patriots

Guess who showed up for dinner? This week’s Operation Heal Our Patriots participants in Alaska got a big surprise from Governor Sarah Palin, her husband Todd, Phil and Kay Robertson and some of their family—and yes, Uncle Si. Si served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. They were all a great encouragement to our military couples!.

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Pastor Marcus Credale Geuin wanted for stealing $112,000 from his church

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A warrant was issued late last week for the arrest of a former Dexter, Mo., pastor accused of stealing more than $112,000 from his church.
Marcus Credale Geuin, 35, was charged Monday, Aug. 25, with the Class B felony of stealing and the Class C felony of forgery by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver.
In issuing the warrant for Geuin's arrest, Associate Circuit Judge Joe Satterfield set the man's bond at $50,000 cash. Geuin had not been arrested by press time.
The complaint on file with the court alleges on about April 1, 2012, Geuin appropriated $65,359.02 from the First Pentecostal Church of Dexter.
The complaint further alleges on about April 12, 2012, Geuin forged a document from the church's board of directors giving him the "authority and power" to conduct business on the church's behalf.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mark David Chapman , the man who killed John Lennon is now a born again Christian .

The man who murdered John Lennon wants only one thing now—to tell others about Jesus.
Mark David Chapman, 59, told parole examiners he was no longer the man who sought notoriety through killing the Beatles rock star in 1980.
Now, he said, he's sorry, "forgiven by God" and eager to spend his days—in prison or out—ministering to others.
Examiners denied Chapman the possibility of parole for the eighth time on Aug. 20. According to the 25-page transcript of the hearing, Chapman expected that finding. He will continue serving 20 years to life at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, near Buffalo, N.Y.
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BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO : PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS FOR THIS WEEK - 08-31-2014

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS FOR THIS WEEK!!!
Every wall of Jericho in your life will not crossover with you to next month!
The oil of praise will remain ever fresh on your life!
Receive grace to make the most of the new month ahead of you in Jesus' name!
Every prophetic declaration that you have received shall find fulfillment in your life this year in Jesus’ name!
Receive the grace to keep loving and serving Jesus forever!
Every of your hanging inheritance comes down for you in Jesus' name!
I see the heaven open over your life!
God is taking over every issue of your life today!
Whatever force that has held you down, will let you go apologizing to you in the name of Jesus!
For every shame around your life, God is granting you double glorification!
My God is turning your trials into testimonies in the name of Jesus!
Your children shall not be found in the low places of the earth in Jesus' name!
You are changing levels today!
This year you will emerge as a man to be wondered at!
Grace to pursue God for a lifetime, receive it now in Jesus' name!
No turning back for you in Jesus name!
God will trouble your troublers today in Jesus’ name!
Every siege over your destiny is lifted in Jesus' name!
When you have done all you can about that situation, tune in to praise and watch God take over the case.
Things are turning in your favour!
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Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively qualifies for Massachusetts governor's race

BOSTON — Scott Lively, the anti-gay pastor who has dedicated much of his professional life to combating what he calls the “evil Satan inspired homosexual agenda,” has submitted the necessary signatures and paperwork to qualify as an independent candidate for governor of the state of Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts voters are likely to have five choices in November when they choose who will succeed Democratic Governor Deval Patrick.
The state primary is Sept. 9.
Lively is an activist noted for his opposition to LGBT rights and his involvement in the ex-gay movement. He is the president of Abiding Truth Ministries, a conservative Christian organization located in Temecula, California, and the former state director of the California branch of the American Family Association.

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Nigeria's Islamic Terrorists beheaded six-year-old Christian boy

It was revealed this week that Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram beheaded a six-year-old boy on June 1 because he was a Christian.
The attack occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State – a predominately Christian community, according to Voice of the Martyrs.
Over 100 militants descended upon the village, slaughtering men, women, and children.
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Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed Christians and Shiite Muslims across Borno and Yobe States in an increasingly deadly campaign to establish an extremist, Sunni Muslim reign.
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Video News : Pastor Lucas Brandenburg of Titusville arrested on child pornography charges

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A Titusville youth pastor was arrested on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials said Thursday.

Lucas Brandenburg, 30, who is married, became a target of an FDLE investigation in July after agents identified a computer at his residence sharing images of child pornography, officials said.
 Investigators said Brandenburg is a youth pastor for Building 418, a ministry of St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Titusville.

The Diocesan Bishop issued a statement saying, “As Christians, a core tenet of our church is the protection and promotion of the dignity and care of all people, especially children and others who may be the most vulnerable and in need of special care. Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this matter."
One of Bradenburg’s neighbors was shocked to learn of the allegations.

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Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker

A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas. The legislation was adopted last month, and expands anti-bias protections for LGBT Houstonians, as well as protecting discrimination based on race, age and religion.

But religious leaders argue that the legislation grants special privileges (such as using the public restroom consistent with one's gender) to "sexual behavior and gender confusion," as reported by the religious web site Charisma News on August 28.

The No Unequal Rights Coalition said they submitted more than 55,000 signatures on a referendum petition to repeal the legislation, then filed a mandamus appeal to the Texas Supreme Court on August 28, challenging the refusal by a panel of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals that would require the city to follow its City Charter.

"We committed from day one that we would not yield, bow, bend or falter in fighting for the safety of our women and children, our basic constitutional freedoms and the fundamental right to vote," said the Rev. Dave Welch of the Houston Area Pastor Council on behalf of the coalition.

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Pastor Willie Littleton arrested for shooting man caught stealing from his church

A Louisiana pastor was arrested Thursday after shooting a man who was stealing from his church.
Pastor Willie Littleton was charged with aggravated battery for an incident that occurred outside of Greater Morning Star Baptist Church in Algiers on Wednesday, according to Nola.com.

Littleton, a former New Orleans police officer, caught Rodney Mitchell and Joseph Cross stealing copper tubing from air conditioners outside his church on the 1200 block of Vallette Street around 4:20 p.m.
According to police, Littleton went to his SUV, and got his semi-automatic weapon. The pastor pointed his gun at the men, and ordered them to stop.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Death on the ISIS Highway

We drove through the main highway in the Kurdish town of Mukhmur. Suddenly our guide noticed a few cars that pulled off the side of the road. Several drivers had already gotten out.

They saw something. Someone. We pulled over and followed them down to the center of attention. It … he was a dead ISIS fighter. Several Peshmerga (Kurdish soldiers) gathered around the corpse.

Then two camera crews joined the group. Some took pictures and videos on their iPhones. The fighter looked like a young man, maybe early twenties. His singed body, with bullet holes in his hand, lay in the unforgiving Iraqi sun.

It had begun to stiffen. He died one day earlier when the Peshmerga drove ISIS from this battleground town.

Suddenly ISIS -- this terror group I’d seen mainly in propaganda videos -- became more real … and more vulnerable.

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