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Acts 14:6-7 King James Version (KJV)
6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
7 And there they preached the gospel.

The real mission field is just outside our front door.  It isn’t always overseas or on the other side of the equator.  We have neighbors, friends, colleagues, even family members, who need the Saviour and need Him now.  I pray that I will find the courage today to speak to one of them; to humbly remind them that they need to be saved, that they can be saved, and how to obtain God’s salvation through repentance and faith.   -Rick Morse

When He has found you, tell others the story; That my loving Saviour is your Saviour too.  -S. O’Malley Clough

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Acts 16:30-31 King James Version (KJV)
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

 

Pray For Revival In America!

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Teaching Stones

Days of Praise

Teaching Stones
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | Jan. 18, 2018

“Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.” (Habakkuk 2:19)
How foolish are those who worship idols—objects of wood and stone with no life in them, not even when they are adorned in silver and gold. Can inanimate objects come to life and even become teachers? A child knows better.
But not college professors! All over the land, these proud purveyors of “science falsely so called” are indoctrinating young minds with the absurd belief that inorganic substances can somehow first become simple living substances and then eventually organize themselves all the way up to being people. They would not, of course, suggest that sticks and stones could suddenly become human (neither did the ancient idolaters, for that matter). They just believe that time—lots of it—can magically develop people out of much simpler substances than even these ancient philosophers ever imagined. “In the beginning, hydrogen” is their arrogant notion.
But God will not be mocked in this way forever. Life can only come from life—ultimately from the living God! The wooden idol of the pagan is every bit as scientific as the evolutionary models of the modern intellectual; neither one can create life. “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: . . . They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them” (Psalm 115:4-5, 8).
Only God can create life, and He can even cause stones to teach. “Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: . . . Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?” (Job 12:8-9). HMM

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The foolishness of evolution and idol worship knows no bounds.  It takes a stubborn, strong willed, Antichrist spirit to believe that no one plus nothing, and a whole lot of time made everything.  Likewise, the folly of idol worship is also off the charts.  Since the fall in the garden, man has taken to worshipping the creation rather than the Creator.  I cannot help but remember the rebellious Israelites in the wilderness, when Moses climbed Mount Horeb.

Exodus 32:24  King James Version (KJV)
24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

We would laugh at the last five highlighted words from this scriptural text if they were not so sad.

In His Service, Pastor Steve  <><

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ September 22, 2017

Amen Corner

I would not have a converted person wait a week before trying to do something for Jesus.  Run as soon as you find your feet.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

We preachers are in the business of handling, preaching, teaching, defending, expounding, and obeying the Word of God.  God said, “It shall accomplish that which I please” (Isaiah 55:11).  -Harold Sightier

The inside of the vessel, not the outside, determines its usefulness.  -Curtis Hutson

God’s darkest threatening is always accompanied with a revelation of the way of escape.  The ark is always along with the flood.  Zoar is pointed out when God foretells Sodom’s ruin.  The brazen serpent is ever reared where the venomous snakes bite and burn.  -Alexander Maclaren

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government.  -Thomas Jefferson (first inaugural address)

Some missionaries bound for Africa were laughed at by the boat captain.  “You’ll only die over there,” he said.  But a missionary replied, “Captain, we died before we started.”  -Vance Havner

Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Life’s evening, we may rest assured, will take its character from the day which has preceded it.  -Phillip Shuttleworth

Researches into the springs of natural bodies and their motions should awaken us to admiration at the wonfrous wisdom of our Creator.  -Isaac Watt

Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner.  -Frances Quarles

 

A Time Not To Witness

The Holy Spirit tells the Christian how to witness to every soul we confront.  We do it through our actions and our words.  We have spiritual discernment and know exactly what to say to every person the Lord sends us to.  We are told by Jesus to not share with those who have absolutely no receptivity in their hearts for things holy:

Matthew 7:6  King James Version (KJV)
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Jeremiah the prophet was told by the Lord to stop praying for the Israelites, because they rejected the Lord, they were rebellious, and they did not have hearts that were driven towards repentance:

Jeremiah 7:16  King James Version (KJV)
16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.

Jeremiah 14:11-16  King James Version (KJV)
11 Then said the Lord unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

The only unpardonable sin is that of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and only God knows when a man or a people have reached that point of no return.  The above verses are indeed suggestive of those who reach that point.  It is truly a frightening prospect, when the Lord no longer holds out the olive branch of salvation to those who not only reject Him, but mock and belittle those who follow Him.  Enjoy the following devotional Days of Praise from the Institute For Creation Research (ICR) that follows through with the same theme.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

Days of Praise

Let Them Alone
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | Jan. 20, 2018
“Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.” (Hosea 4:17)
The Lord is long-suffering, and those who speak in His name should be also. There do come times, however, when further witness becomes useless or even harmful, or when continued interaction merely invites contamination with ungodliness. In such cases, we must simply leave such people alone, following them with prayer and trusting God alone to deal with them.
Such was the 10-tribe nation of Israel, led by the tribe of Ephraim, just before God sent them into Assyrian captivity. God, through the prophet Hosea, told Judah henceforth to let them alone—they were hopelessly given over to pagan evolutionist idolatry. The words “joined to” in today’s verse mean literally “under the spell of.”
The Lord Jesus used similarly harsh language in reference to the hypocritical Pharisees of His own day: “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14).
There are other similar warnings. Of those who come “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof,” Paul says, “From such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5). He has also warned us to “shun profane and vain babblings [that is, the empty philosophizing of those who reject God]: for they will increase unto more ungodliness” (2 Timothy 2:16). “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).
Most, if not all, such warnings seem in context to apply especially to people who once knew and understood the truth, perhaps even professing to accept it for a time and then knowingly rejected it. When such men oppose our testimony, God says to let them alone; He can deal with them better than we. HMM

Prophecy in the News: Jerusalem: 4,000 Years in 5 Minutes (VIDEO) ~ January 26, 2018

Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era. Its Old City has significant religious sites around the Temple Mount compound, including the Western Wall (sacred to Judaism), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a Christian pilgrimage site) and the Dome of the Rock (a 7th-century Islamic shrine with a gold dome).
Jerusalem is a mosaic of different peoples, faiths, and nationalities. Nevertheless, despite this diversity, under the sovereignty of Israel, Jerusalem is a city that works. But has it always been this way?
Watch this fascinating video of the entire history of Jerusalem in just 5 minutes. You will find it simply amazing!

The Mainstream Media Is Nothing Short Of A Pack Of Lies

According to Sean Hannity of Fox News, “Journalism is dead.”  I could not agree more.  Listen to the four following current news stories that were not only distorted, but they reported the EXACT OPPOSITE of the facts of the matter.  It has never been more important for Americans who desire the truth and want to be correctly informed, to be sure of their news source(s).  For instance, the large majority of Americans are against abortion and the sixty million babies who have been murdered since Roe verses Wade.  You would never know this, however, from the mainstream media.  Very few objectively report the truth, as can be seen in the following videos.  The second video reveals how former President Barack Obama, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Justice were in collusion to oppose Donald Trump’s running for the presidency.  The Trump dossier and unconstitutional political espionage used by the previous administration, makes Watergate look like child’s play in comparison.  The so called Donald Trump Russian Collusion was simply a massive smokescreen to cover up the real agenda of the left wing Deep State in our nation:

There comes a moment in every nation, where the people decide WHAT their country will be… WHO will write their legacy… and WHICH direction they will turn… towards or away from freedom. In our nation, it IS that Tipping Point. It is OUR time to accept the responsibility given to us by our forefathers, and turn America towards liberty… or lose it forever.
About Liz: Liz Wheeler is a 26 year old, young conservative hailing from the heart of the Midwest. During college, Liz served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for her hometown in Ohio (and was the youngest person in the city’s history to hold that position). At the same time, Liz co-authored a book with 13 other young Americans about being a millennial generation conservative. The book, titled, “Young, Conservative, and Why it’s Smart to be like Us” reached #2 on Amazon’s Kindle bestseller list in the “civics” category. Liz has spoken to conservative groups and at GOP events about the role of government in our society and how to win the youth vote, and has been interviewed on several radio shows nationwide. In the past, Liz worked with military veterans seeking employment after their service. Liz also ran her own independent consulting business focused on digital advertising and social marketing. Liz is a graduate of Penn State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Homeland Security.

Pray for the truth to prevail in our government.  Pray for the nefarious element who desire to hijack America to be exposed and prosecuted.

John 14:6  King James Version (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 

Pray For Revival In America!

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ September 8, 2017 ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor

Amen Corner

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.  This is such a common truth that one hesitates to mention it, yet it appears to have been overlooked by the majority of Christians today.  -A.W. Tozer

If you will crucify, mortify and put to public shame that fellow inside and come out-and-out for Jesus, you will not be tempted to sin nor to deny Christ as Peter did.  It was Peter’s halfway religion that got him into trouble.  -John R. Rice

The best moment of a Christian’s life is his last one, because it is the one which is nearest Heaven; and then it is that he begins to strike the keynote of the song which he shall sing through all eternity.  Oh, what a song that will be!  -Charles H. Spurgeon

Two visions of the world remain locked in dispute:  The first believes all men are created equal by a loving God who has blessed us with freedom.  The second vision believes that religion is opium for the masses.  It believes that eternal principles like truth, liberty and democracy have no meaning beyond the whim of the state.  -Ronald Reagan

Prayer may not get us what we want, but it will teach us to want what we need.  -Vance Havner

It is astounding how soon the whole conscience begins to unravel if a single stitch is dropped.  One little sin indulged makes a hole you could put your head through.  -Charles Buxton

America is not gospel hardened; it is gospel ignorant.  -Curtis Hutson

Never yet did there exist a full faith in the Divine Word which did not expand the intellect while it purified the heart.  -Samuel Coleridge

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Noteworthy News Notes Headlines

ACLU “Stands With” Anti-Israel Sharia Advocate

SBC University Forfeits Funds Over Student Gay-Straight Alliance

New Study Names the Ten Most Post-Christian Cities in the United States

Portland, Maine

Boston, Massachusetts

Albany, New York

Providence, Rhode Island

Burlington, Vermont

Hartford, Connecticut

New York, New York

Buffalo, New York

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Vote Fraud:  Hundreds of Voters Withdraw in Colorado

Adopted 54-Year-Old Man Finds His Brother Has Been Living One Mile Away for Fifty Years

American Catholic Cardinal Believes “Infallibility of Pope” Is Idolatry

Police Say Man Held Three People Captive in Virginia Home for Two Years

Atheists Angry That White House Staff Conduct Regular Bible Studies

California Voted to Go Easy on Criminals, Dramatically Increasing Violent Crime

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Accounted for Five Percent of All Deaths in Netherlands in 2016

Facebook Declares Jihad on Anti-Jihad Content

Eleven California Counties Had More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters in 2016

L. A. County Hands $1.3 Billion to Illegals for Welfare

Planned Parenthood Will Spend $3 Million Trying To Elect Pro-Abortion Candidate as Virginia’s Governor

Foundation Offers to Help Schools Resist Atheist Attack

Teacher Resigns After Death Threat for Opposing Homosexuality

College Creates Department to Promote Feminist and Social Justice Theories

Harvard Proposes Total Ban on Clubs in Order to Be More Inclusive

Archaeologists Discover Treasure Trove of 2,600-Year-Old Artifacts in Jerusalem

Study Reveals Many Americans Have Tried Marijuana

President Trump Says No “Transgenders” in the Military

Michigan Professor Claims Preschools Should Teach Homosexuality

44% of liberal Democrats believe that churches in the United States have a negative impact on society

A satanic monument is being installed on public property-a veteran’s memorial park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota- for the first time in U.S. history

 

 

Science Confirms The Bible: Sexual Sin Is Against Your Own Body

Any sexual union outside of holy matrimony is playing with fire, and is toying with a viper.  Thinking upon (lust), watching (pornography), and engaging in (fornication) in sexual sin will sear one’s conscience like a hot iron and warp one’s soul.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

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Science Confirms The Bible: Sexual Sin Is Against Your Own Body
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By Carol Archebelle/Kingdom Works January 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered why sexual sin is against your own body?

1 Corinthians 6:18 warns of negative physical consequences to sexual sin:  “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”

Now, science confirms exactly how this works.

Whether it be premarital sex, adultery, or viewing pornography, sexual sin alters our brain function and, when indulged in repeatedly, can lead to a seared conscience – an actual brain phenomenon that numbs us to guilt and conviction of our wrongdoing.

Four Times Stronger than Morphine

When porn is viewed, several things happen to the brain involving powerful hormones–two of which are Oxytocin and Vasopressin.

Often called “the love hormone,” oxytocin is released when we hug or kiss a loved one. It regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, playing a role in empathy, generosity, orgasm, and human bonding.

Vasopressin is a hormone found in most mammals which is also used as a medication… it numbs the pain.
When we watch pornography and “act out,” the sexual sin releases a powerful concoction, creating a perplexing issue for the human body.

Fundamentally, the bonding hormones of Oxytocin and Vasopressin form a rewiring of the brain with the wrong material, that lures the individual deeper into a prison of their own making.

An intoxicating combination of hormones – intended to bring loved ones closer together and promote mental healing – are instead operating out of sinful activity, completely confusing the mind.

Dr. Doug Weiss, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center and expert contributor to the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD series that helps men break free from pornography, elaborates:

“When you have a sexual experience, your brains makes these opiates which are four times stronger than morphine. Boom! It hits your brain, your brain lights up like a Christmas tree. This is the highest chemical reward your brain gets for anything. That’s why a lot of guys get in trouble, even in ministry. They don’t know their brain is defective.”

When the brain has been changed in this way, sexual sin takes a profound toll.

The individual knows that watching porn is a shameful act and one to be kept a secret.

Yet each time they view porn, they find themselves trusting it more, pairing with the porn stars or the activity with a deep mental bond, and feeling healed by the sexual sin… they are trapped in a destructive cycle.

Searing Your Conscience

There is a part of your brain that is responsible for convicting you of wrongdoing.

It’s that little voice inside of you… we call it our conscience.

If you continue to participate in wrong behavior, however, eventually you become desensitized to this convicting presence. That part of your brain simply stops responding.

In effect, your conscience is seared, just as the Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:2:  “Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

That’s not all. When this area of your brain stays active chronically, you will eventually impair your ability to feel pleasure as well.

Dr. Tim Jennings, expert contributor to the Conquer Series, explains:  “People who damage their pleasure centers in this way will often be disinterested in healthy relationships, will often become apathetic, and they will seek out either more high-risk behaviors or drugs or other types of things to stimulate the pleasure centers so they can feel this.”

If you recognize yourself in this, there is hope.

Hope of Victory over Pornography is Here

From a five-year Pure Desire Ministries national survey of churches entitled Porn Use in the Evangelical Church, we know that 68% of male attendees and 30% of the females view porn on a regular basis.

So one must understand that this journey is a tough one.

While there are many in bondage to pornography, there is an increasing number of men who are finding freedom through the Conquer Series, for example. Host of the series, Dr. Ted Roberts, former Marine Fighter Pilot and pastor, has a 90% success rate in helping men break free from porn and sexual addiction.

Dr. Weiss, Dr. Jennings, and Dr. Roberts are just several of the many experts featured in the Conquer Series DVD set who provide amazing insight, Biblical principles, and practical steps that set men free from sexual sin.

Learn more about The Conquer Series here.Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1929#wEzzV4syY2WsG3YG.99

 

 

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ August 25, 2017

Noteworthy News:

Class President Ignores Officials, Reads His Own Speech at Graduation. Diploma Withheld

Senior class president Marvin Wright decided to ignore officials at North Carolina’s Southwest Edgecombe High School…and read his own speech instead of the one they told him to read.  But when he went to pick up his diploma…

…On graduation day, school administrators told Wright he’d have to read a speech they prepared for him rather than his own, WRAL-TV reported….

…Wright’s mother…told WRAL, “He put God first.  He spoke about parents, his classmates, and spoke about his mom.”

The Times said that after graduation students picked up packets containing their diplomas, transcripts and report cards….

“My folder wasn’t in the stack,” he told the Times.  He was told [Principal Craig] Harris had removed it….

…”[He said] “Mom, they took my diploma; they won’t give it to me,” Jokita Wright told the station….

…The superintendent admitted to the Times that the “diploma never should have been taken from the student” and that he’s “communicated with the family to apologize on behalf of the school.”

-Dave Urbanski, theblaze.com

Headlines-

Supreme Court Takes the Cake Case

Muslims Are Boycotting Starbucks Over the Company’s Pro-LGBT Stance

United Nations Declares Biblical Site “Palestinian World Heritage Site”

Oregon Governor to Sign Bill Providing Free Abortions to All

Wisconsin Company to Implant Microchips in Its Employees

Leader of Islamic Center in California Calls for Elimination of Jews

Professor:  Euthanize “Doomed” Newborn Babies Since We Do the Same to Our “Dogs and Cats”

AP Tells Reporters Never to Use the Term “Pro-Life”

American Muslim Leader Calls for Jihad Against President

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Amen Corner

I would like to get a pitchfork and go up and down this land and make people get on one side of the fence or the other; be for God or for the devil.  -John R. Rice

Never give up on anybody; miracles happen every day.  Curtis Hutson

If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.  -Latin Proverb

A man is not a sinner because he is a skeptic; he is a skeptic because he is a sinner.  -Vance Havner

If you ever allow yourself to be pleased by those who speak well of you, to that extent will you be capable of being grieved by those who speak ill of you.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

Keep one thing forever in view- the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.  -Horace Mann

The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God, and the church is famishing for want of His Presence.  -A. W. Tozer

Humility is the first lesson we learn from reflection, and self-distrust the first proof we give of having obtained a knowledge of ourselves.  -J. G. Zimmerman

Pray for a poor memory when people seem unkind.