Yep...It's Me Again
Boy it costs a lot to be an evangelist. Just ask Todd Bentley.
Earlier today, he sent an “urgent” e-mail asking his friends for financial support. In February, he plans to go to California and Haiti. What’s central in Todd’s mind is an upcoming trip to Australia, hopefully in June. We may remember that last week, he was refused entry into Australia, but if at first…
More at Bene Diction blog: Australia banned me. Please send money
HT Sola Dei Gloria
|We’ve seen the “In da beginnin’ Big Daddy created da heaven an’ da earth” Ebonics Bible, as well as the “Apostle’s Log” Star Trek English paraphrase Bible. In a more serious effort, the New Oxford Annotated Bible was created in part by pro-”gay” and feminist scholars in order to set forth a more “gay” revisionist interpretation of Scripture.But now there is a major controversy developing as the latest altered Bibles are being created by organizations that most would think of as being more conservative and reasonable. At the forefront of the controversy are the Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Frontiers, all of which are producing Bible translations that remove or modify terms which they have deemed offensive to Muslims.
That’s right: Muslim-friendly Bibles. …
To listen to a sermon on this subject, click HERE
When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines. I will charge my soul to believe and wait for Him, and will follow His providence, and not go before it, nor stay behind it. Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short. Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in well-doing; the sanctified, cross is a fruitful tree. The hope of heaven under troubles is like wind and sails to the soul. Make not Christ a liar in distrusting His promise. There is nothing left to us …to follow the link, click HERE
Lately during really good witnessing encounters the question about what to do with someone who appears really remorseful over his or her sin has resurfaced for me. The other person who was witnessing with me took this as an opportunity to try to close the deal. Though this individual thankfully doesn’t subscribe to the sinner’s prayer nonsense, she wanted the person to pray a prayer of salvation from the heart. If the individual hesitated, she attempted to push him or her a little bit to go ahead and make a decision for Christ.
I’ve had trouble putting my finger on why this bothered me. Everything she was saying was technically true. Today is the day of salvation, and anyone can die at any time. However, it seemed she was coming off as a salesperson trying to convince a reluctant prospect…to read more, click HERE
|British people have significantly less integrity than ten years ago, and it risks harming civic mindedness, new research claims.
Adultery, lying and underage sex have all become more acceptable, according to the findings published by Professor Paul Whiteley.
He blames the bad examples set by footballers cheating on their wives, the phone hacking scandal, and dodgy financial dealing.
Why? Football stars? Scandals? None of these…one word: EVOLUTION. When society believes they are nothing more than animals, then they will begin to live their lives as animals.
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw God’s truth attacked and yet would remain silent.
Thanks Anna for this quote!
(J.C. Ryle, “Growth in Grace” 1879)
Regular and habitual communion with the Lord Jesus, is absolutely essential to growth in grace! I mean that daily habit of communion between the believer and his Savior, which can only be carried on by faith, prayer and meditation.
It is a habit, I fear, of which many believers know little. It is possible to have “union” with Christ–and yet to have little “communion” with Him. Communion . . .
between the Bridegroom–and His bride,
between the Head–and His members,
between the Physician–and His patients,
between the Advocate–and His clients,
between the Shepherd–and His sheep,
between the Master–and His scholars.
To read more, click HERE
Isaiah 5: 20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” When an abuse victim approaches her pastor or a member of her congregation to share her story of abuse at the hands of her husband, it is likely she does so at great cost to herself. If her abuser finds out that she has “betrayed” him, she is likely to pay. How she pays will depend upon the level of abuse and the type of abuse she receives from her …
To follow the trail, click HERE
From Facebook. Please pray and trust God to receive glory out of this. He is the giver and taker of life, and we must trust that He will do exactly what He wants and not fall into worry or fear…
Urgent prayer request for baby “Gigi”, born yesterday with a tumour on her liver and internal bleeding, parents have been told by doctors they have never seen a paitient in this condtion recover, please, please let’s lift up baby and family in prayer together!
UPDATE: Please pray that the baby’s kidneys begin to work to eliminate fluid and drugs from her system so her blood pressure will stay stable to sustain her through the evening.
EEG – brain results not positive on the test today but hoping to do another test tomorrow for comparison. That is the miracle we are praying for right now.
UPDATE:(The baby now has a name)”Giselle opened her eyes last night and today- it was a thrill for us but relative as her pupils still can not dilate.
Still waiting on the results of the second EEG and pathology. Still waiting for any sign of the kidneys working aka pee. Pray for kidneys and brain recovery as well as continued signs of stabilization”
update:”CT scan, unable to find the tiny brain stem… and the eyes remaining dilated for so long is not a good sign.
Pray for the delicate brain to function normally as this is the most important factor for all else.
The biopsy of the large tumour on her liver showed cancer on about 80%, and due to it rupturing the cancer could spread…it cannot be operated on as it would bleed…
If an undeniable miracle doesn’t happen regarding this…???…
(I’m trying not to think about that) all I can say is IF you have any faith for God to heal this please intercede…
(the doctors, even the top surgeons haven’t seen anything like this before.)We’re still holding out for a huge miracle or a series of little miracles.
After we saw Giselle they had to perform a third surgery to remove the packing that stopped the bleeding or it could become infected presenting further complications. Her gall bladder was removed also due to its condition. They said there was a high risk that she wouldn’t survive this surgery. (One reason we rushed into have Keira meet her…) But Val pointed out they’ve said that about the other two also.
Nevertheless, she continues to amaze us with such strength and her fight for life.
Gisella Anya has a purpose and reason for being here this long.
Maybe to unite people like you who care for others- to focus on praying for the impossible.
Maybe it’s to test our faith in God’s loving faithfulness and sovereign decisions…
Maybe to teach us a valuable lesson that every person’s life is a miracle…from conception to death.
The mighty blessing of the true meaning of Shalom on each of you and your family…!
We are loved!” (email sent from Giselle’s Gramma Carolynn)
I am a child of God…
I am a joint heir with Jesus…
That must mean I partake in the same inheritance as He did…
That must mean I have the same rights and privileges as He has…
That must mean I have the same power and authority as He does…
That must mean as He is God, then I am a god…
Then I must be part of the godhead…
Then I can do anything…
Jesus uphold the entire universe with His power and authority…
Then so do I…
“For ye are BOUGHT with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
~1 Cor. 6.20
“The disciple is not above [his] master, nor the SERVANT above his lord.”
“And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
There is a distinction between being quickened together with Christ and being raised up together with him. Is not this true in the experience of God’s people? To be quickened into divine life, to be convinced of sin, to have the fear of God planted deeply in the soul, is the commencement of a work of grace. But this is not a deliverance, not a being raised up out of darkness, bondage, doubt, guilt, and fear. This is not a knowledge of Christ, and the power of his resurrection; this is not a full coming out of the dark and silent tomb into the glorious light and warmth of day.
But here is the great blessedness of a mystical union with the Lord Jesus Christ that, as by virtue of interest in him there is a partaking of the benefit and power of his having been quickened, so there is a partaking in the benefit and power of his having been raised up. God does not quicken a soul into divine life to let it remain in the dark tomb of doubt, fear, guilt, and bondage. In raising up Christ there was not only a pledge of the spiritual, but a virtual resurrection of the members of his body. Liberty, then, the liberty of the gospel, deliverance from all doubt and fear, the manifestation of pardon and peace, the shedding abroad of the love of God in the heart, are blessings as much assured to the members of Christ’s mystical body as their first quickening into spiritual life, and both are equally assured them in Christ their covenant Head.