2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 58

Jonathan Matusitz ~ Comparative Analysis Between Islam And Christianity

There are some similarities between Christianity and Islam but there are many differences between the two faiths.  Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the three Abrahamic faiths.  Islam is the youngest of all three religions.  When Mohammed was forty years old, he was hiding in a cave and the angel Gabriel came up to him and told him that Christianity and Judaism were corrupt religions.  They had to be replaced by a new movement, and that movement was one of submission, and Islam means submission in Arabic.  At this time, Mohammed was in Mecca.  In twelve years he had about one thousand followers.  People in Mecca wanted to kill him in Mecca, hence when he was fifty two, he fled to Medina in 622 A.D.  Mohammed was more peaceful in Mecca.  In Medina he started with new rules- anyone who does not convert to Islam will be killed.  In the Koran, later verses take priority over earlier verses.  Hence the violent theology from Medina prevailed.  The hateful verse takes priority over the peaceful verse.  This is called the principle of abrogation.  The Bible has 800,000 words.  The Koran has 80,000 words.  The Koran is one tenth the size of the Bible.  Isis and Al Qaeda focus on the hateful verses of the Koran.  Isis is a Muslim terrorist group, following the hateful verses of the Koran very literally.  Mohammed died in 632 A.D. at the age of 62.  The conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims started at this point in time.

Jesus said “love your enemy,” and “love your neighbor as thyself.”  Unlike Islam, Christians are not suppose to murder.  In the Koran- Sura 9:5 “Kill them wherever you find them.”  “Them” refers to non Muslims, i.e. Jews and Christians.  Women are subjugated in the Koran.  Suicide bombers will receive 72 virgins in paradise.  The best way to reach heaven is by being killed in a holy war or jihad, and killing infidels in the process.  Suicide attacks are increasing dramatically.  When you marry Allah, you join a suicide squad such as Hamas.  Jihad only exists in Islam.  Jihadists are global threats.  Islam is the fastest growing religion.  They want to return to the golden age of Islam from the days of Mohammed.  The Sunni followers of Isis, in order to reach their version of Armageddon, must obliterate all infidels and unfaithful Muslims.  This will pave the way for the Mahdi.  The Mahdi is their Messiah who will establish a global caliphate.  All nations will abide by sharia law.  Isa will accompany the Mahdi.  Isa is a false Christ, reducing our Lord to the status of a mere prophet.  Islam denies that Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross.  In Africa, 30 out of 56 countries have a Muslim majority.  Most Muslims live in southeast Asia and in Africa, followed by the Middle East and Europe.  According to Islam, Armageddon will take place in Dabiq, Syria.  Dabiq is where the Ottoman Empire won its best battle in 1516.  Isis wants to fight Armageddon in Dabiq.  The only commonality between Christianity and Islam are ways of cooking and methods of punishment.  Islam followers are not to be friends with Jews and Christians.  60% of global Muslims are cultural Muslims.  They are peaceful and nominal Muslims.  Sharia attempts to force their religion on people.  Christianity does not do this.  The notion of “convert or die” is unique to Islam.  Women are a field that men can plow.  Reformed Muslims feel they must follow the five pillars of Islam, but they will not force any religion on you.  These Muslims are few and far between.  When Muslims reach 10%, they demand for their religion to be adhered to (Sharia Law).  Civilization Jihad destroys the west through infiltrating education boards, federal agencies and local governments.  They want to use our own laws against us by imposing Sharia right under our nose.  They want to infiltrate our textbooks through lying about Islam and its violent history.  This is cultural infiltration.  This is called stealth jihad.  In the United States, we must be concerned about Muslims who desire to impose Sharia Law.  You cannot believe in Sharia and believe in the U.S. Constitution.  Sharia is mandated by Allah.  The Antichrist will be pro Islam and a globalist.  In Great Britain, 2,000 women were mutilated because of Muslim honor crimes, but British law could not intervene because of multiculturalism.  Political Correctness (PC) will bring down our culture.  The best way to convert a Muslim to Jesus, is by witnessing to them one on one.

 

[ON MISSION] ~ The Pulse

[ON MISSION] is a quarterly publication of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), representing the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB).  The following data comes from both the spring and summer editions of this seasonal publication:

The Pulse

3 million adolescents in the U.S. ages 12 to 17 are reported to have had a major depressive episode in the past year.

19.5% females experience depression, compared to 5.8% of males.

6.3 million youth ages 13 to 18 have an anxiety disorder, representing 25% of the adolescent population in 2015.

30.1% females have an anxiety disorder, while at 20.3%, males are more likely to deal with anxiety over depression.

**********

After-school Satan club

A school district in Portland, Oregon, approved an after-school “Satan Club” at a local elementary school this past September.  The Satanic Temple advocated for this club in response to a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Child Evangelism Fellowship could have access to school facilities to host their “Good News Club.”  -Source:  The Washington Post, An open letter from the Satanic Temple Los Angeles, August 1, 2016.

**********

From global to local

In 2015 the United States was home to 46.6 million people who were born in other countries.  More than 2 million of those immigrants were from China, and almost another 2 million from India – the two countries with the most unreached people groups.

**********

Baptist students provide aid

About 450 students from collegiate ministries spent their 2016 Labor Day weekend serving those affected by the Louisiana flooding.  Students pried up waterlogged wood flooring, tore out drywall and helped salvage homeowner’s precious mementos from the mold.

Source:  Baptist Press, September 6, 2016

**********

Supernatural healing

A recent Barna poll showed that the majority of American adults (66%) believe people can be physically healed by God, supernaturally.  The study also showed millennials are the more skeptical of this belief than elders, and evangelicals are the most likely to believe in supernatural healing.

Source:  Barna, September 29, 2016

**********

Dirty Mouths

Work place etiquette has undeniably taken an informal turn since millennials have entered the workforce.  A new survey reported that two-thirds of millennials swear at work and 40% even prefer working in an environment where there is cussing.  Furthermore, a third of those surveyed said the use of profanity strengthens the team.

Source:  The Week, October 21, 2016

**********

The Latino impact

The United States is now home to 55 million Hispanics – 17% of the nation’s population.  Hispanics are projected to account for 52% of new homeowners by 2030.  They have also contributed to 47% growth in small businesses between 2007 to 2012 – a rate 60 times higher than that of non-Latinos.

Source: TIME, September 26, 2016

**********

Moving home

According to the Census Bureau, Americans are on the move.  About one in eight Americans move each year, and many end up living close to mom.  The New York Times reported that 50% live within 18 miles of their mom.  Only 5% live over 1,400 miles away.

Source: Facts & Trends, Summer 2016

**********

Reasons they will come

In a survey by LifeWay Research of 2,000 Americans who do not attend church, several events were identified that may draw non-church attendees to participate in church-sponsored activities.

62%  Meeting about neighborhood safety

51%  Community service event

46%  Sports or exercise program

45%  Neighborhood get-together

35%  Worship service

25%  Recovery group

24%  Seminar on a spiritual topic

Source:  Christianity Today, September 2016

**********

Getting Social

For over a decade, social media has played a vital role in North American culture.  On average, U.S. adults spend about 10 hours and 39 minutes a day consuming social media.  Percentage of U.S. Internet users who access social networks weekly.

70% Facebook  (36% between the ages of 18-34)

32% Instagram  (46% between the ages of 18-34)

30% Twitter  (40% between the ages of 18-34)

25% Snapchat  (53% between the ages of 18-34)

25% Pinterest  (38% between the ages of 18-34)

Source: TIME, March 13, 2017, AdWeek.com, June 27, 2016

**********

America’s aging pastors

In partnership with Pepperdine University, Barna recently released a new study on the ages of American pastors.  The study found that the median age of pastors today is 54, while in 1992, the median age was only 44.  The study also found the percentage of pastors who are 65 and older has tripled since 1992, while only one in seven pastors today is under 40.

Source:  Barna.com, March 1, 2017

**********

Independent living?

Around 40% of recent college grads are receiving help from their parents to pay for rent.  On average, 22- to 24-year-olds receive about $3,000 a year from their parents to make ends meet.

Source:  The New York Times, February 9, 2017

**********

Losing the war on drugs

For the first time ever, 50,000 people died from overdose in one year in the U.S.  Seventy-three percent of overdose deaths in 2015 were from prescription opioids and heroin, up from 57% in 2010.

Source: The Week, March 10, 2017 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

**********

A new normal

Cohabitation before marriage is now what the majority agrees is the best indicator for whether a couple is ready to get married.  Sixty-five percent agreed that cohabitation is a good idea, according to a recent survey by Barna.  Seventy-two percent of millennials agreed with the statement, compared to only 36% of elders.

Source: Barna.com, June 24, 2016

**********

What millennials want in a church

The Fuller Youth Institute has spent the last four years studying over 250 congregations of diverse sizes, ethnicities, denominations and geographic regions and found that one of the most compelling characteristics of a church for millennials is a church’s vision to be the best neighbors to their community.

Source: RelevantMagazine.com, November 16, 2016

**********

Women in power

Although most American adults would say they are comfortable with a female CEO, evangelicals show the lowest level of acceptance.  A recent Barna study showed the following results when they asked the question:  Are you comfortable with a female CEO?

94%  All adults

90%  Men

97%  Women

77%  Evangelicals

Source:  Barna.com, March 8, 2017

**********

The cost of parenting

On average, it will cost $233,610 for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2015 through age 17.  According to a new government report, at 29%, housing is the biggest cost for parents.  Another major expense is childcare, which costs an average of $37,378 per child.

Source:  The Week, January 2017

 

 

 

Another Exciting Episode Of The Trump Russia Collusion Illusion And Delusion

Democrats are wandering the desert with their only hope of survival being some evidence of a Russia Trump collusion. Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017

Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/07/17/illusive-dreams/#Kcf3ww8RlwqzhS3V.99

**********************

The liberals have skated over Benghazi, Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton meeting on the tarmac, the corrupt Clinton Foundation, tens of thousands of Hillary Clinton’s deleted e-mails, and on and on and on…  They even ignore the real Russian collusion when the Clinton foundation sold uranium to the Russians.  But leave it to the folks with the tin foil hats to feast on the above mirage.  That seems to be the centerpiece of their platform that they have camped out on for the past year.

It is truly hard to believe that this corruption is so “in your face” obvious with the double standard of injustice, yet nothing ever becomes of it.

Pastor Steve

Quotable Quotation

Two weeks before the 2016 election I had dinner with Lance Wallnau. He told me he believed he had heard the Lord say that Donald Trump would win the presidency-and that “Trump is a wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness in America.”

David Lane   ~   American Renewal Conference

*****************

Ironically, many of our nation’s leaders tell us that Political Correctness (PC) will lead to the downfall of our nation.  I have heard this statement from six or eight speakers at conferences that I have attended over the last several years.  I would not trust any man or woman from either side of the aisle (Republican or Democrat), to lead us away from the PC mentality.  Donald Trump is his own man and the man for the hour, who will circumnavigate the liberals who desire to destroy this country.  There is really no one else who I see, who could emulate him as he is.  I believe the Lord placed him in office as an answer to our prayers.    Pastor Steve

The Seven Churches Of Asia Minor (Revelation 2-3)

The seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation, chapters 2-3, reveal many characteristics of the church, both good and bad.  We can use these churches as a check against our own respective vineyards today, since our churches are similar to the early church.  You may see traits of your church in several of these examples.  Dr. Henry M. Morris III from the Institute For Creation Research (ICR) wrote the seven sketches of the churches below in the devotional “Days Of Praise.”  They are all listed below.  Afterwards, enjoy the superb video of The Seven Churches.  In Christ, Pastor Steve

Lukewarm Laodicea
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.                     Evidence for Creation

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; . . . I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:14-16)
The Lord Jesus used intense language to rebuke this church, the last of the seven He had John write to in the book of Revelation. Laodicea was dangerously near the brink of being disavowed by He who is the Head of the church.
Such churches believe they “have need of nothing” (Revelation 3:17). Worldly wealth, extensive property, and popular recognition blinded these members and their leaders to their true spiritual condition. They failed to understand that, from the Lord’s perspective, they are “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17).
The cause of this terrible spiritual destitution is being spiritually tepid. It’s like expecting a glass of cold water or a cup of hot tea but finding everything at room temperature. This church “tasted” just like the world around them. They were neither godly nor in rebellion—just “nice people” who blended in well with the community. Their spiritual reputation did not smell either like life or death (2 Corinthians 2:16).
Despite the Lord’s distaste for such a condition, He loved and counseled them to “buy” from Him the gold of the Kingdom’s true wealth, righteous clothing that would cover their shameful exposure of worldly behavior, and to anoint their spiritual eyes so that they could see eternal values rather than temporal things.
As the Lord graciously closed His letter, He “stands at the door” of the church, waiting for anyone to open and let Him in (Revelation 3:20). Tepid spirituality keeps the Lord outside. What a shame that such could ever be said about any church. HMM III

Strong Philadelphia
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.      Evidence for Creation

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; . . . I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:7-8)
Philadelphia and Smryna are the only churches that did not receive warnings from the Lord in the seven letters recorded in Revelation. Philadelphia had “a little strength” because they had built their church on the two foundations of the Word of God and the name of the Lord Jesus.
The foundation of Jesus Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 3:11) and the foundation of the writings of the “apostles and prophets” (Ephesians 2:20) that are inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16) make the church “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Philadelphia had faithfully held these eternal principles and was therefore given an “open door.”
The Lord’s introduction to Philadelphia cites the “Key of David,” suggesting a reference to the treasure house of the king (1 Kings 7:51) and to Christ’s authority as the heir to the kingdom (Isaiah 22:22). The treasure of the eternal Kingdom is not physical riches but the gold, silver, and precious stones of God-ordained work for the Kingdom (1 Corinthians 3:12-13).
But just as the talents and the pounds granted to the servants in the parables (Matthew 25; Luke 19), the open door is an opportunity to use the resources of the King for His benefit—not a guarantee of success. The Lord grants the resources, but the work and the use of those resources are our responsibility. We will be held accountable.
If we use those resources well, even those of the “synagogue of Satan” will “come and worship” (Revelation 3:9) and “every tongue [will] confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:11). HMM III

Dead Sardis
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.                   Evidence for Creation

“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” (Revelation 3:1)
The church at Sardis received the saddest of the Lord’s seven letters in Revelation. Sardis seemed to want to remain known as a “live” church, but the Lord saw their real testimony and reputation and concluded that they were “dead.” Many such places around the world today are enshrined with stained glass, statuary, crosses, and inscriptions that have the “name” of Christianity emblazoned throughout their property, yet they are dead spiritually. Such churches might be compared to the monuments and gravestones erected in cemeteries to honor the memories of faithful men and women of past generations who were alive for a time with a solid reputation for godliness yet whose families have drifted away from the Lord.
Yet, “even in Sardis” there was a small number who had remained faithful in spite of the drift of the church itself, as there are also in families now adrift but with a Christian heritage. The advice to Sardis (and certainly to families as well) is this: “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent” (Revelation 3:3).
The Philippian church received the same counsel: “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you” (Philippians 4:9). The verb is “do.” Heritage is wonderful, but each church—and each of us—will be held accountable for what is actually done. HMM III

 

Tolerant Thyatira
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.
Evidence for Creation

“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; . . . I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee.” (Revelation 2:18-20)
The Lord Jesus’ letter to the church at Thyatira is the longest among the seven recorded in Revelation. Although they were faithful in their works to the city, had a strong charity among themselves, and were evidently growing in their reputation and perhaps even in number, the Lord Jesus used some very harsh language to rebuke their behavior.
Whether or not the woman who held influence in the church was actually named Jezebel, she had entrenched herself as a prophetess. Her namesake in the Old Testament (1 Kings) was the wicked queen and wife of King Ahab of Israel during the days of Elijah. Her evil deeds are recorded throughout seven chapters—more than any other woman in Israel’s history!
The Jezebel of Thyatira had been allowed “to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols” (Revelation 2:20). It is not clear if the Lord spoke of physical fornication among the church members, but the practice of sacrificing to idols was a serious rebellion against the second commandment and a clear violation of God’s Word (Exodus 20:4-5).
Those who were committing “adultery with her” (Revelation 2:22) had entered into “the depths of Satan” (Revelation 2:24). Whether this behavior was a physical practice or not (as was common among the pagan religions of the day), it is most certainly identified as spiritual adultery when those who name the name of Christ worship other gods (Jeremiah 3:1, 20; Hosea 9:1; etc.). May God protect us from such horrible leadership. HMM III

Permissive Pergamos
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.
Evidence for Creation

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; . . . I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith . . . . But I have a few things against thee.” (Revelation 2:12-14)
Retaining a clear identity as a church of the Lord Jesus in an evil environment is worthy of commendation. And indeed, this body of believers at Pergamos held fast to its Christian name—even in a city that was known (at least by God) as the place where Satan had his “seat.” One of their members, Antipas, was killed for his faith. Yet, the church at Pergamos remained faithful with a spiritual testimony, a small light in a sea of wickedness.
But perhaps because of the pressure surrounding them, the Lord warned them that they were allowing two destructive doctrines to flourish among them. The first was compromising with “wages of unrighteousness,” exemplified by Balaam, which had become entrenched among the church (2 Peter 2:15). The second was the “doctrine of the Nicolaitanes,” which their sister church in Ephesus also confronted (Revelation 2:15, 6).
Balaam was a well-known prophet who willingly accepted an assignment with an enemy of God’s people so that he could receive a large sum of money (Numbers 22). And, even though God would not permit Israel to be cursed, as the enemy wanted, Balaam continued to promote his “error,” and Israel lapsed into grave sin (Jude 1:11).
Not much is written in Scripture about the Nicolaitanes. The word basically means “conquer the people.” This early teaching developed into a strong hierarchy of church polity over the next decades, and by the end of the second century, it was well established in the major cities. Jesus taught against such leadership (Matthew 20:26-27) and clearly said that He hated it (Revelation 2:6). HMM III

Faithful Smyrna
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.
Evidence for Creation

“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; . . . I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) . . . . Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer . . . be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:8-10)
The Lord Jesus recognized this struggling church, which is not mentioned anywhere else in the New Testament, as one of only two churches mentioned in the book of Revelation that did not receive any warning or condemnation.
He saw them very differently than our “church growth” movement might today. Many tend to envy the churches with big auditoriums or grand building programs. Most of the world praises those churches that are “emerging” from the restraints of godliness and churches that are “driven” to attract and please the ungodly.
Smyrna was poor, troubled by those who hated God’s message, and suffered tribulation for their works. Some were thrown into prison for their willingness to be identified with the truth. Generations have passed since anything like that has happened to churches in the Western world. Those countries that persecute Christians today seem only like scattered incidents that have little bearing on the day-to-day life of “civilized” nations. May God protect us from such attitudes.
But the One who walks among the “candlestick” churches of Revelation (His churches) saw Smyrna as rich and worthy of a crown of life. He praised this little church and encouraged them to remain “faithful unto death” (Revelation 2:10). When the King gives out His rewards from the great judgment seat, these faithful, poor, persecuted, troubled, and imprisoned souls will enter eternity with great riches and joyful liberty in the “general assembly and church of the firstborn” (Hebrews 12:23). HMM III

 

Careful Ephesus
by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.
Evidence for Creation

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write;. . . I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” (Revelation 2:1-2)
This church, founded by the apostle Paul, had grown in its doctrinal precision and careful attention to the words of Scripture. They were intensely focused on purity of leadership and were vigilant against any form of false teaching. Most of us would find that kind of church a refreshing example to follow in these days of indifferent (and often heretical) theology.
They hated the “deeds of the Nicolaitanes,” which was a horrible practice that the Lord Himself hated (Revelation 2:6). Peter had warned against this domineering attitude in his first general letter to the churches when he insisted that the elders of the churches should not be “lords over God’s heritage, but [be] ensamples to the flock” (1 Peter 5:3).
Ephesus was a “good” church, but the risen Lord Jesus had “somewhat against” them. Apparently, amid all of their careful attention to doctrine and to purity of leadership lifestyle, they had “left [their] first love” (Revelation 2:4). They had fallen from the deep bond of love they had demonstrated years earlier when Paul called the elders to Miletus to encourage and exhort them to remain faithful to “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). They were so much in tune with Paul’s heart for the gospel that they “all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him” (Acts 20:37).
The drift away from that “first love” was so serious that the Lord warned Ephesus to repent or He would take away their “candlestick” (Revelation 2:5)—their authority to represent Christ as one of His churches. Cold, precise doctrine must never take away our love for people or for the truth. HMM III

***********************

Matt Maher ~ Because He Lives

Jesus Christ is the ground of all hope, and the Author of salvation.  With Him, there is an endless hope, without Him there is a hopeless end.  Amen and amen.  “If you meet me and forget me, you have lost nothing.  But if you meet Messiah Jesus and forget Him, you have lost everything.”

 

 

Following is a powerful and miraculous testimony of one who Christ saved.  He listened to this song and then wrote this under comments:

“For 40 years I ran away from God, I hated him, I hated Christians. Because of that, I turned into a bitter, hateful man, drove my wife away, hurt my family, involved in cheating, lying and loathed and hated myself and even started contemplating suicide, again. 5 days ago, God drew me back into his waiting arms and I asked God to forgive me, and Jesus to come into my heart. In one second, 40 years worth of all that pain went away. Thank you God for being you and forgiving me. A true miracle. To those who are like I was, all I can say is that God loves you, and I know how you feel.”

Romania 2017 ~ Second “Partners In Missions International” (PIMI) Trip

I had the opportunity to attend a mission trip with this prolific group in late January and early February of this year.  Many were reached for the kingdom.  The following article from PIMI president Elijah Morar, lists the accomplishments from a second 2017 mission trip just concluded.  Elijah is the pastor / principal of the cited American Romanian School.  Eastern Europe is a hotbed of evangelism and salvation experiences.  Western Europe is dead and needs our prayers.

Blessings, Pastor Steve

********************************

Dear Friends,

Allow me to share with you just a short note about our last mission project. I will follow this with our PIMI letter, but this is just a short note to let you know the victory in Christ that we had in Romania in the past week.
Monday we visited the village of Batar.
We have seen in the clinic 103 people (recorded on forms) and we were able to lead to Christ at least 7 people that we are following up with in discipleship!
Tuesday we had our 4th of July Party at the American Romanian School and kindergarten. Absolutely awesome day, that gave me the opportunity to share (on Thursday) the Saving Gospel of Christ with the Mayor, Vice Mayor and their staff! (this is not Facebook material – please understand)
Wednesday we were in Dragesti where we have seen 51 people (recorded on forms) and we were able to lead to Christ at least 7 people.
Thursday we went to Pocola and we have seen 16 people and we lead to Christ 2 people…
Friday and the first part of the day Saturday we were in Susturogiu where we have seen 84 people combined and lead to Christ 7 people.
Sunday in Beius in Church we had 1 saved and in Cihei we had 1 saved that evening.
254 people seen in the clinic and 25 saved during the week! GLORY TO GOD!
One last thing: – only in eternity will we know the full impact of this mission project.
Please continue to pray for us!
thank you and God bless you!

Elijah Morar

The Old Left Contrasted With The New Left

The Old Left peaked at Woodstock, New York and at Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco; endorsing George McGovern for president.  (When Richard Nixon resigned following the Watergate incident, they boasted bumper stickers that said:  “Don’t blame me, I voted for McGovern”).  They protested the Viet Nam War.  They progressed from the counterculture groups of Beatniks and Hippies.  They espoused peace, love and dope.  LSD was taken by many of their more famous proponents.  When I was in high school in the early 70’s, I started hearing the  war cry against the “establishment,” not even knowing what it was.  As a young man, I thought they were aimless and clueless, viewing life without any real understanding.  They seemed like rebels without a cause.  They were however peaceful, and accepted differences of opinion.  They were often given to communal living, bypassing the institution of marriage.  (“Marriage is just a piece of paper.”  Remember?)   Their “families” were loose knit groups, bearing names like Roadrunner or Moon Rocket.  They were morally liberal, and a lot of their ethics, or lack thereof, went directly against the grain of our Judeo Christian heritage and the Ten Commandments.  At this time, it did not seem that our entire culture was threatened but it was.  Babies were aborted in great numbers; commencing this onslaught was the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade.  Nearly sixty million babies were murdered since this infamous ruling.  Now we have violent illegal immigrants replacing them – I ask who is to blame?  (Hosea 8:7 King James Version)  “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”  The Old Left was the base for the New Left, who share the same values but have taken their ideology several steps further.

Consider the New Left.  They are Hippies quadrupled, with a violent and relentless agenda.  Other beliefs are not respected, and even allowed.  They cannot accept “no” for an answer.  They desire a nanny state resembling socialized Europe.  Cradle to grave entitlement programs are on their agenda.  Their poster children are Barack Obama, the Clinton machine and Bernie Sanders.  Their endless meltdown since the November 8, 2016 election loss is indeed a microcosm of their ideology.  Let us review the past seven months following Hillary Clinton’s incredible defeat:  “Let us cuddle and drink hot cocoa.  Let me lie in the street in the fetal position as I hold my teddy bear.  May we break some windows, overturn cars and start fires downtown because our candidate lost.  Cancel college classes and exams, and have group sessions of crying and pouting.  The election was rigged.  Let us have innumerable recounts!  We need to challenge, change or even eliminate the electoral college and overturn the results.  Trump’s victory is not at all legitimate.  Trump was in collusion with Russia – (The never ending Russian collusion illusion and delusion).  Impeach Trump!  Donald Trump Jr.’s e-mails disqualify our president.  Etc., etc., etc.  Yes, it is the gift that keeps on giving, and giving and giving.”  A congressman from New England just threatened our president on Facebook.  A comedian revealed a beheaded facsimile of our president for humor.  In a recent play on Julius Caesar’s assassination, the cast decided instead to act out President Trump’s assassination.  When the New Left does not get their way, there is no end to their plethora of infantile meltdowns.  They desire the New World Order RIGHT NOW!  The immanent danger of radical Islam on our nation is not even on their radar.  Sanctuary cities for criminals are welcome, and there is no respect for American distinctiveness.   People who disagree with them are homophobic or Islamaphobic.  They have no desire of a peaceful protest, and want to shut down the entire voice of opposition.  Their constituents are the Muslim Brotherhood, the Deep State, nearly all of the media, Black Lives Matter, Progressives, college students, a great many Democrats, and the leadership in Washington, D.C. that Donald Trump refers to as the swamp.  This is a massive radical left wing movement that is on a mission to forever change the complexion of America.  They do not like the Christian foundation upon which this nation was built.  The left has always screamed “tolerance,” yet ironically they are totally intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them.  As a boy and young man, I thought the Old Left were people out of touch with the values of America.  The New Left however, bears little resemblance to the Old Left.  They are on a mission to forever destroy our submission to the Ten Commandments, take away our freedoms, erase American distinctiveness, not allow American patriotism, nor celebrate our blessings and success.  Any discerning Christian can feel the vice rapidly enclosing on us and threatening our freedoms and our way of life.  If we survive as a nation, it will be the result of the Lord’s intervention.  Pray without ceasing for our federal, state and local governments, our nation’s law makers and court systems, our schools, and for our president, but mostly…

Pray For Revival In America!

Blessings, Pastor Steve

 

If I Were The Devil By Paul Harvey

Sometimes God Sends Us A Prophet With Tremendous Insight About The Age In Which We Live.  This Was Originally Read 52 Years Ago, Yet Sounds Just Like Our World Today.  Listen To Paul Harvey For The Rest Of The Story…

 

If I were the devil . . .

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world;
I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man’s effort, instead of God’s blessings;
I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around;
I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue;
I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership;
I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies;
I would make it socially acceptable to take one’s own life, and invent machines to make it convenient;
I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more than human beings;
I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit;
I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would get sports heroes to advertise them;
I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda;
I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation.
I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation;
I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art;
I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled;
I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct;
I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive;
I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional;
I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are.

This is Paul Harvey signing off.  Good day.

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 57

Joseph Farah    ~    God’s Mideast Peace Plan

Joseph Farah works for World Net Daily (WND), which presents a Christian and lover of Israel perspective.  Prophecy is what led Joseph to the Lord.  Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth led to Joseph’s salvation.  Joseph was formerly a long haired radical communist and hippie.  He ran with the likes of Bill Ayers and Jane Fonda.  He started riots on college campuses.  Joseph moved from New York to Los Angeles to pursue a career in journalism.  Joseph interviewed Hal Lindsey about his new book “Countdown To Armageddon.”  He has also worked with Jack Van Impe, Rush Limbaugh and Greg Laurie.  Joseph’s goal was to bring the Christian worldview to the news in a bigger way than it was ever done before.  WND.com is the largest Christian website in the world.  WND books are producing more New York Times best sellers than any publisher in the world.  WND is also producing movies.  Joseph Farah is also an Arab who loves Israel.

God’s Mideast Peace Plan – the Real Mideast Peace Plan.  Genesis 17:18-21, 21:17-21, 25:8-9, 17-18  Joseph considered the lives of Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael, Hagar and Isaac.  Ishmael’s descendants were spread out from Egypt to Assyria.  Isaiah 19:1-10  This is the focus of Joseph’s message.  Jesus is going to visit Egypt, bringing both judgment and salvation.  The Nile River will dry up.  Sudan and Ethiopia are building a dam that could threaten Egypt’s survival in 2017.  Egypt is building an airstrip in order to bomb the dam.  Egypt is totally dependent upon the Nile River- without the Nile River there is no Egypt.  Egypt is already facing major water shortages.  The Greek historian Herodotus called Egypt the gift of the Nile River.  The Nile River is over 4100 miles long and flows south to north.  Ezekiel 29:2-5, 9-10, 30:4-9  Egypt previously built the Aswan Dam which has further dried up the Nile River.  Isaiah 19:11-25  Egyptians are studying Hebrew en mass.  It is a phenomena.  Jesus is coming to Egypt to save believers.  (Egyptian Christians are the Copts or Coptic).  Coptic Christians have a fascination for Isaiah 19.  The Coptics have been finding oasis in Egypt for their water.  Isaiah 19 tells us that Egypt, Israel and Assyria will all be one big happy family in the end.

Joseph expounded on Joel Richardson as a cutting edge author, combining prophecy with current events in his books in a profound way.