France: Toward Total Submission To Islam, Destruction Of Free Speech

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Any nation that lacks an identity will be the first to capitulate to Radical Islam.  Do you Baby Boomers remember the often quoted phrase during the Cold War:  “Better dead than red?”  That is how any Christian who is truly born from above, should feel about “submitting” to Islam.  (Islam means to submit to).  The apathetic mindset in liberal, vacuous Europe is precisely why these nations will fall to Islam like overripe fruit!  They have not Jesus!  Their culture is very weak, and provides absolutely no opposition to Islam.  There is absolutely no resoluteness or moral fiber in their DNA.  Islam can only enter a vacuum, and that is what the West has become.  Ironically, only the Russian and Ugandan governments recognize sodomy and the so called “gay” lifestyle as sinful, and it is against their laws.  Franklin Graham complimented Vladimir Putin for remaining firm on their Biblical stance.  Did you ever believe you would see the day that Russia stood on Biblical precepts better than we do?  Pray for revival in America.  Jesus Christ is our only hope!  Blessings, Pastor Steve  <><

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France: Toward Total Submission To Islam, Destruction Of Free Speech

By Guy Millière/Gatestone Institute March 22, 2018
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After the murders of much of the staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, the hostage-taking and slaughter at a kosher supermarket two days later confirmed what was already obvious: France was a target of Islamic terrorism.

A huge demonstration, organized in Paris on January 11, brought together a million and a half people, with politicians from around the world in attendance.

For a brief moment, France seemed to be the country where the multitudes were ready to stand up for freedom of speech, and the government was ready to fight for Western values.

Unfortunately, that impression did not last long.

For years, freedom of speech in France has been in the process of being crushed, particularly regarding Islam and Islamic terrorism. Journalists who said that Islam often did not look much like a religion of peace but more like a religion of war were systematically and harshly prosecuted. Charlie Hebdo’s new director and editor-in-chief were also not spared: they were sued as early as 2006, the year the magazine republished the Danish Mohammed cartoons.

They were sued again in 2007, 2012 and 2013. The writer Michel Houellebecq was summoned to court in 2010 for saying that Islam is a “stupid” religion. The first judicial sentence against the polemist Éric Zemmour dates from 2011. The website Riposte Laïque was established in 2007 to fight censorship, defend secularism, and preserve the right to criticize Islam. Lawsuits against its founder, Pierre Cassen, immediately became overwhelming.

Judicial harassment against those who still dared to speak “incorrectly” about Islam did not stop after the murders at Charlie Hebdo: rather, they intensified. The terrorist attacks that took place in France in November 2015 and in July 2016 did not lead to any demonstrations; merely to displays of sadness, fear and resignation.

French politicians used empty words, spoke of the dangers of “fanaticism” and said that France was “at war” — but they never named an enemy. Journalists and writers who said that terrorists attacking France were Muslim, and that “Islamism” was not foreign to Islam, had to answer for their words in court and were fined thousands of euros.

Both Éric Zemmour and Pierre Cassen have spent hours on trial providing conclusive evidence — in vain.

Since the election of President Emmanuel Macron a year ago, the situation has become worse. On June 20, 2017, at the end of a post-Ramadan iftar dinner he shared with Muslim leaders, President Macron stated that “…no one should make believe that Islam is not compatible with the Republic”; that ” no one should say that France reject Muslim faith” and that “attempt to give Islam the image of a religion condoning murder and terror” must be condemned.

Most French critics of Islam got the message and cautiously chose silence. Riposte Laïque did not, but here were consequences.

On January 20, 2018, Pierre Cassen was convicted of “incitement to hatred against Muslims” and a fine of $12,000 was imposed on him. He was also given a three-month suspended prison sentence. He will soon be tried again for repeating the same “crime”, and could be sent to prison.

Several European governments have made it clear that criticizing Islam may lead to prosecution and conviction. Recently, British, Danish and German citizens have been handed suspended sentences. If Pierre Cassen is imprisoned, it will be the first time that someone in a Western democracy is sent to jail for criticizing a religion.

Worse, Cassen is not even the author of the article targeted by the judges, and the article only says what is obvious: that extremist Muslims are at war with France and the West, and that incitement to kill infidels is present in the Qur’an. Cassen was sentenced as the editor of Riposte Laïque; since 2012, however, Riposte Laïque has been hosted by Switzerland and has a Swiss editor.

Pierre Cassen no longer even has an official role in the organization. He is just easy prey because he lives in France. Pierre Cassen, clearly a victim of prosecutorial abuse, is planning to apply for political asylum in Switzerland.

Two members of the French National Assembly, Gilbert Collard and Marine Le Pen, a former presidential candidate who secured 35% of votes in the May 2017 run-off, were also recently charged with “inciting violence”. They did not even publish texts criticizing Islam.

After a journalist compared their party (National Front) to the Islamic State, they tweeted photos showing atrocities committed by the Islamic State, and added under the photos: “This is the Islamic State”. They are also facing serious fines and prison sentences. The photos they tweeted are not even secret: they are widely available on the internet.

Originally, Collard and Le Pen were protected by parliamentary immunity. Their parliamentary immunity, however, was revoked by an almost unanimous vote in the French National Assembly. This is the first time that members of a democratic Western government risk being imprisoned for publishing widely available photos of Islamic crimes.

French laws are being used more and more often by the French justice system to suppress any criticism of Islam. Furthermore, in a dangerous inversion of reality, critics of Islamic terrorist violence are now systematically presented by French judges as examples of incitement to hatred and violence. The threat of jail time is added to the threat of fines.

Consequently, those who criticize Islam — or who just show the results of Islamic terrorism — are victims of fierce prosecution, while hate-filled, racist organizations are never touched. The Islamic “Natives of the Republic” movement, for instance, regularly publishes texts saying that ” greedy Jews control the global financial system” and that “Zionists kill Palestinian children for pleasure” but are never condemned.

Houria Bouteldja, the spokesperson for the movement, published a book describing Jews as vicious supporters of “Islamophobia”, and stating that the Holocaust is “infinitely less than a detail” of history. She recently took part in anti-Israel demonstrations where flags of Hamas and Hezbollah were waved and portraits of murderers of Jews were held up. Jewish organizations expressed their indignation and filed complaints — to no avail.

The French government and the French justice system claim to treat all religions equally, but they treat Islam as if it were “more equal than others” — able to enjoy special privileges.

In France, attacks against Islam are benign and rare, but lead to severe convictions: in January 2016, a man dropped slices of ham in front of a mosque. He was immediately sent to jail for several weeks. Attacks against Christianity, however, are countless, sometimes violent, but almost never lead to any conviction. French theaters produce anti-Christian shows almost every year.

In a play called “On the Concept of the Face of God,” currently on tour throughout the country, for almost two hours, a large portrait of Jesus Christ is insulted and covered with matter that is supposed to be feces. The French Ministry of Culture subsidizes the tour. No theater director, however, would imagine producing an anti-Islam show.

Six to eight million Muslims live in France, and the number is increasing. France’s 400,000 remaining Jews have not yet left France, but every year their the numbers shrink. Practicing Christians vanish; churches are often empty.

Polls show that a significant proportion of the French population thinks that Islam is a threat, but French authorities choose to harass those who speak of this threat.

In 2005, the situation was already serious. Muslim riots took place throughout the country. French President Jacques Chirac asked imams to restore calm and began to abandon the French government’s sovereignty over many districts. A few years later, President Nicolas Sarkozy claimed to organize an “Islam of France”, based on a structure he had created in 2003 when he was Minister of the Interior. He asked French Muslim leaders to call for “moderation”.

He failed: French Muslim leaders said unanimously that “Islam is not violent” and “does not need moderation”. He promised to end “no-go zones” and to take back the districts abandoned under Jacques Chirac. He also failed; in 2006 there were already 751 no-go zones in France, and “as of last count,” that number is no different. President François Hollande did nothing and let the situation rot. President Emmanuel Macron now speaks of the need to “reorganize the Islam of France” but instead appears to surrender.

Macron recently said he wants to create the post of “Grand Imam of France”, a man who would be the “spiritual leader” of Islam in France. He added that he would like to see the construction of large “cathedral mosques” in every important French city. He also wants the Arabic language to be taught in every high school, to maintain a relationship between Muslims and the language of their religion. He promises affirmative action in favor of Muslims and a more resolute fight against “those who attack Islam”.

He never uses the words “radical Islam”. He speaks of “radicalization”, but says that the main danger is the “radicalization of secularism”. He does not hide that those who defend secularism — and a clear separation between the government and Islam (Riposte Laïque, for example) — are an obstacle on the path he intends to follow. Clearly, the fight against “radicalization of secularism” is in high gear!

Marwan Muhammad, spokesman of the “Collective against Islamophobia in France” said in 2011:

“Who has the right to say that in thirty to forty years, France will not be a Muslim country? No one in this country has the right to extinguish our right to hope for a society that is globally faithful to Islam “.

Every day in France, men such as Marwan Muhammad have more reason to hope.

Prominent Islamic preacher Tariq Ramadan is presently being held at the Fleury-Mérogis prison near Paris: judges could not dismiss the overwhelming charges against him of rape. Some French Muslims still claim he is being unfairly accused.

Many others say he is an impostor and seem ready to get rid of him. They say it is urgent to create “authentic French Islamic institutions” fully “recognized by the French government”. President Macron could not have said it better. The Islamization of France will not stop.

President Macron recently said he wants a law against “fake news”. If the law is adopted, all online magazines in France that do not broadcast what the government defines as “true news” could be subject to immediate government suspension.

If they are located outside France, access to them would be blocked. Islamic online magazines and websites are not on the list of “fake news” providers. What online magazines and websites top the list? Those that question Islam.

Originally published at Gatestone Institute – reposted with permission.

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And The Devil Smiled…..

Franklin Graham and The Devil Smiled

Oh the truth of it all. As God’s grace remains on this Earth, and we sense His return is close, Satan is continuing to gather strength. The prophecies have been fulfilled, and with nothing left to do we have the opportunity to bring the gospel message to a dead and dying world not through discord, but through love and compassion. Let us not be discouraged.

Franklin Graham

Fox News Todd Starnes makes some great points in this piece he wrote – “The Devil Smiled.” Take a minute to read it and let me know what you think…
Another American high school has been turned into a killing field. And the nation wonders why.
Well, I’m going to answer that question for you. And the answer may leave you a bit unsettled. You see – I believe there is a God — but I also believe there is a Devil. And I see his hand at work here.
We’ve raised a generation to believe that truth is relative – that there is no right or wrong.
And the Devil smiled.
They kicked God out of public schools – banned Bibles and prayer.
And the Devil smiled.
We’ve destroyed the traditional family – broken homes raising broken kids.
And the Devil smiled.
There are no consequences for bad behavior – no personal responsibility.
And the Devil smiled.
Our movies and music and games glorify violence and gore. Marriage vows poisoned by pornography.
And the Devil smiled.
What happened in Parkland, Florida is about wickedness – a war with the forces of darkness – good versus evil.
There is no doubt our land is wounded, her people suffering. But we have turned our backs on the One who promised to heal our Land.
The politicians and pundits would have you believe this is not about God, it’s not about righteousness. They would have you believe it’s about politics and mental illness and gun control.
And the Devil smiled.

Pray For Revival In America!

Championship Winning Football Players And Coaches Give Glory To God For Their Success

What a breath of fresh air after a season involving NFL players who refused to stand and salute the flag for the National Anthem.  Players and coaches on both the Collegiate Champion Alabama Crimson Tide, and the NFL Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, gave thanks to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, giving all glory to God.  That was truly encouraging news as well as a great witness!  Blessings, Pastor Steve

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Super Bowl Winners: Philadelphia Eagles Give Glory to God
February 05 2018

As President Donald Trump tweeted…”Congratulations to the Super Bowl Winners: Philadelphia Eagles Give Glory to God
February 05 2018  Philadelphia Eagles on a great Super Bowl victory!”
Stand-Up Team: No Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt For National Anthem in 2017
Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit.

Franklin Graham posted on Facebook:
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their #SuperBowl 2018 win last night! After the game, it was great to hear so many Christians on the team publicly thanking God. Tight End Zach Ertz said, “Glory to God first and foremost. We wouldn’t be here without Him.” Quarterback and MVP Nick Foles gave glory to God, and Head Coach Doug Pederson said, “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity…” This is sure good to hear in the media.
We may not be playing a championship game today, but the Bible tells us, “…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
By Prophecy in the News| February 5th, 2018|Tags: Christian News, Eagles Win Super Bowl, Glory to God, National Anthem, Philadelphia Eagles, Prophecy News, Super Bowl

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All the Glory Belongs to God’: The Faith of the Super Bowl-Winning Philadelphia Eagles
02-04-2018
Mark Martin,
Benjamin Gill

Photo Credit: philadelphiaeagles via Instagram
Do faith and football go together? For players on the Philadelphia Eagles, the answer is a resounding “yes.”
The Eagles won their first Super Bowl 41-33 over the New England Patriots in a hard-fought game Sunday night in Minneapolis.
“All glory to God,” MVP Quarterback Nick Foles said right after the win.

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“I felt calm. We have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff,” Foles said. “We’re very blessed.”
Just nine years ago, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was coaching high school. Now he’s a Super Bowl champion.
“I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity,” Pederson said Sunday night.
Touchdown-scoring Wide Receiver Zach Ertz echoed the same sentiment.
“Glory to God first and foremost,” Ertz said.
And despite being sidelined by a season-ending injury, Eagles franchise QB Carson Wentz threw all his support to Foles, and all the glory to God.

NFC Conference Champions
On January 21st, the Eagles clinched the NFC Conference Championship, earning the right to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
“First and foremost, all glory belongs to God. I wouldn’t be here without Him and this is just very humbling and unbelievable,” QB Nick Foles said immediately after that Eagles’ win over the Minnesota Vikings. “I’m blessed to have amazing teammates, amazing coaches.”
Foles, who has turned in a multiple amazing performances to lead the Eagles to victory, is bold about professing his born-again faith, describing himself on Twitter as a: “Believer in Jesus Christ, husband, father, son, brother.”
A number of his teammates share that faith in Christ, and you can bet many on the team were as “prayed up” for the Super Bowl as they were throughout the season.
At the start of the season, Foles and teammates Zach Ertz, Trey Burton, Carson Wentz, and Chris Maragos released a Bible study on humility and surrender through the YouVersion Bible app.

And back in November, the Eagles team released a video on its Facebook page entitled, “The Locker Room’s Binding Force.” It’s a look at the Christian faith of three players and how Christianity is a big part of the team’s unity.

Starting quarterback Carson Wentz, wide receiver Torrey Smith, and safety/special teams player Chris Maragos shared their testimonies in the video.
“I was kind of on this downward spiral because the things I was trying to place in my life to give me satisfaction would last for a little bit and then they’d fade away,” Maragos said in the video. “And that was my sophomore year in high school.”
“I was really at a crossroads at that point and had to make a decision on where I was going,” he continued. “And that’s when I gave my life to Christ, and really he supplied that satisfaction and that joy for me.”
Players have the opportunity to attend chapel among other things.
“On every Monday night, we have a couple’s Bible study. We have a Thursday night team Bible study,” Wentz explained in the video. “And then Saturday nights, we actually get together the night before the game and just kind of pray; talk through the Word; what guy’s have been reading, what they’re struggling with, and just kind of keep it real with each other.”
“To have that here in an NFL facility like this, it’s really special,” he added.
“As men, you tend to be very sheltered. If I’m going through some things, I may not express that to the next man,” Smith shared. “Only you can kind of expose your weaknesses and things you want to work on, whether it’s in your relationship or your marriage or your family, whatever it may be.”
“When you’re able to talk about it amongst your brothers, amongst your family, it helps you grow,” he continued. “And when you realize that you can apply Biblical principles to it, it helps us all grow.”
“I think the biggest thing that we’re always challenging each other with is just to not lose sight of the bigger picture,” Wentz said. “I think wins, losses, highs, lows, everything that comes with this game, it’s so easy to take your mind and your eyes off of the ultimate prize, and that’s living for the Lord.”
“And we want to be united,” Maragos said. “We want to support each other; we want to support each other in our lives through the difficulties off the field as well as on the field.”
“And so I think it’s really kind of something to where we’re all just kind of binding together to kind of keep each other sharpened and keep pushing forward,” he continued.
That unity helped propel them to the NFC Championship game and now a 41-33 win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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Alabama QB After Championship Game: ‘I’d Just Like to Thank My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ’

By Michael Morris | January 9, 2018 | 8:54 AM EST

Alabama true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gives all the glory to God in CFP National Championship post-game interview.  (Screenshot)


Upon winning the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship 26-23 over SEC rival Georgia in overtime last night, Alabama true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took a page out of former NFL quarterback and college Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow’s book in his post-game interview, thanking his “Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” and saying: “All glory goes to God.”

“Excuse me,” Tua Tagovailoa said as he was interviewed by ESPN. “First and foremost, I’d just like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. With him, all things are possible. That’s what happened tonight.”

“All glory goes to God,” Tagovailoa said later in the interview. “I can’t describe what He’s done for me and my family. Who would have ever thought I would have been here, right now in this moment. So, you know, thank God for that, and I’d just like to thank my teammates and coach Saban for giving me the opportunity.”

Tua Tagovailoa’s comments came after he led the Crimson Tide to victory upon entering the game to start the second half in place of a struggling Jalen Hurts.

 Tagovailoa threw three touchdown passes on his way to leading a come-from-behind win over the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, giving the Alabama Crimson Tide their fifth national championship under coach Nick Saban.

According to ESPN, Tagovailoa threw for 166 yards, completing 14 of 24 passes (58.3%) and averaging 6.9 yards through the air, while only throwing one interception on the night. He finished with a QBR of 71.3, the highest of the three quarterbacks who saw action in last night’s CFP National Championship game.

Rev. Graham: Trump Has Done More for Christianity Than Any Recent President

In a Facebook post praising President Donald Trump for his remarks at the lighting of the national Christmas tree last week, Rev. Franklin Graham said that Trump had gone above and beyond the call of duty in being a voice and a warrior for people of faith.
“Never in my lifetime have we had a president willing to take a strong, outspoken stand for the Christian faith like President Donald J. Trump has,” Graham wrote. “Whether you are Protestant, evangelical, Orthodox, Catholic – all Christians need to get behind him with our prayers.”
Trump raised eyebrows with an unapologetically Christian-themed speech at the tree lighting – a marked change from the irreligious themes that were a favorite of former President Barack Obama. “For Christians this is a holy season, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Trump said. “The Christmas story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all – the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.
“Whatever our beliefs we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of this incredible life forever changed the course of human history,” he continued. “There’s hardly an aspect of our lives today that His life has not touched – art, music, culture, law and our respect for the sacred dignity of every person, everywhere in the world.”

To American Christians who have watched their faith in Jesus turn into a near-anachronism in today’s increasingly-multicultural liberal landscape, it is unimaginably refreshing to hear a U.S. president forgo the niceties and get right to the meat of the matter. A blatantly religious speech at the start of a religious holiday doesn’t necessarily change the culture overnight, but it does bring the power of the bully pulpit back where it belongs. Instead of constantly criticizing and apologizing for Christianity, the way Obama did, Trump has dispensed with the political correctness in his recognition of this country’s founding faith.
Donald Trump is hardly an icon for the “Christian life,” but there’s a reason why so many evangelicals – both prominent and rank-and-file – see him as their last, best hope to turn America around. His steadfast unwillingness to buckle under the pressure of the mainstream, liberal culture makes him impervious to the crashing waves of multiculturalism that felled so many previous conservatives. He doesn’t pretend to be holier than thou, and it is in his willingness to get down and dirty – to fight it out to the death – that he has become one of American Christianity’s greatest modern champions.

Fix This Nation .com

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The aforementioned article by Franklin Graham is profoundly true.  All Christians are amazed at Trump’s boldly proponing the Christian faith, and his support of the nation of Israel.  I consider it to be a miracle that he was elected in the first place, and am truly humbled by what he has accomplished in his first ten months in office.  His policies seem very pro American, so I am very surprised how much the mainstream media, Democrats, many Republicans, and many other people groups truly despise everything he stands for!  Given the bizarre world view of so many liberals and millennials, I do not expect this window to be open very long, whereas we are blessed with a president who holds the Judeo Christian ethic in high regard.  I honestly hope that I am wrong.  Pray for President Donald Trump and for those who will succeed him as president.  I fear if extreme liberals become elected one more time, we will never get our nation back.  Praise the Lord for this president and pray fervently for him and for all that he stands for.  In Christ, Pastor Steve  <><

Vice President Mike Pence, Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse, Chaplains, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Countless Volunteers Assist the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE

VP Mike Pence Rolls Up Sleeves Alongside Franklin Graham to Help Harvey Victims
Thank you for your support and prayers over the past week as Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have been ministering at evacuation centers and homes throughout southeast Texas.

The chaplains were joined by Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence on Thursday in Rockport. They met with Franklin Graham, prayed for the people of Texas and lent a helping hand after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

We thank you again for the prayers and support you have already given as chaplains have shared the love and compassion of Christ in Texas.

PHOTOS: Chaplains Offer Hope to Texas Evacuees and Residents
Since the hurricane swept over the Gulf Coast, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have been there to offer emotional and spiritual care to people who are suffering.

These photos will give you a glimpse into the powerful ministry God is orchestrating throughout Texas.

Franklin Graham addressing a group of people outside a damaged church in Rockport, Texas.  “We need Christian men and women willing to come to south Texas to help us. There’s so much need down here,” he said.

Chaplains Deliver Desperately Needed Hope to Southeast Texas
By BGEA   •   August 30, 2017

Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team arrived in Texas not long after Hurricane Harvey hit. Chaplains are now ministering in Victoria, Dallas, Houston and Rockport, Texas, with more sites to be added.

Franklin Graham visited some of the hardest-hit areas of Texas on Thursday. He paused to pray with a Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain who has been ministering to residents

Chaplains are delivering emotional and spiritual care alongside Samaritan’s Purse volunteers in Victoria, which is located between Corpus Christi and Houston. Help send chaplains into disaster zones to offer hope in crisis.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team shares the hope of Christ during times of crisis. “We see this as an opportunity to demonstrate God’s love and care for people, for them to know that God hasn’t forgotten them,” said Jack Munday, international director of the RRT.

Vice President Mike Pence, along with his wife and second lady Karen Pence, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, visited families impacted by the disaster.

Gov. Abbott also signed a proclamation declaring Sunday (Sept. 3) a day of prayer in Texas. “As we gather today here at this church, it’s important that we remember that the greatest power that exists is the power of God and the way that God can touch and move all of our lives,” he said.

Franklin Graham spent time with Texas residents and the chaplains who have been ministering to them.

Flood rescues after Harvey have been intense and ongoing as floodwaters recede.

An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes have been destroyed in the Houston area alone.

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain David Barlow shares a smile with firefighters in Victoria.  (see photo above) Often, first responders are deeply affected by the work they’re called to do in times of crisis. Continue to pray for these men and women on duty across Texas.

With Samaritan’s Purse volunteers working in the background, chaplains take a moment to pray with a homeowner affected by Harvey in Victoria, Texas.  (see above)

A week after Hurricane Harvey crashed into Texas, more than 1 million residents are displaced.

Police and emergency personnel are working around the clock to rescue flood victims. Large pockets of land are still underwater across the state.

A 9-year-old reads from the Bible (picture above) as a chaplain listens inside a home. Officials say thousands of people are still stranded in their flooded homes and officials are asking residents to be patient as they wait to be rescued.

Chaplains circle up to pray while visiting the home of residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.  (picture above)

Though they’ve been displaced twice from hurricanes, this family remained joyful in the hope of Christ. “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.” —Psalm 5:11, ESV

Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, has set a record for total rainfall from a single tropical cyclone in the continental United States, according to the National Weather Service. Two weather stations in the Lone Star State have reported total rainfall over 48 inches.

On Wednesday, the tropical storm continued to pound the Gulf Coast with torrential rains, flooding and strong winds. The full force of the storm’s impact has begun shifting to western Louisiana.

Rapid Response Team chaplain Mike Mattingly comforts and prays for Felix Cavazos, a victim of Hurricane Harvey.

Hundreds of chaplains are standing by to deploy in multiple sites across Texas. Will you keep the people of Texas in your prayers?

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After installing the above article, it was learned that President Donald Trump declared Sunday, September 3, 2017, to be a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  How timely, how appropriate and how refreshing.  What a beautiful contrast to the previous administration who ignored the One True God of the universe, through cancelling the National Day of Prayer and annually holding Ramadan in the White House.  May the Lord bless Donald Trump.

Pray For Revival In America!

 

 

A Rare Faithful Modern Day Prophet Who Is The Lord’s Mouthpiece, And Does Not Mince Words

In a day of anemic, insipid, and lukewarm compromisers, praise the Lord there is still one who will not give in to political correctness (PC), or should we say religious correctness (RC).  He stands out head and shoulders above the “wanna be loved by everyone” preachers.  You can tell a man better through his enemies than through his friends.  If you remember Barack Hussein Obama’s two terms as president, you would likewise recall how Obama dissed Franklin Graham from leading on the National Day of Prayer because after 9/11/01, Franklin Graham called Islam an evil religion.  Wow!  There still is a prophet in America and a balm in Gilead.   Pastor Steve <><

Franklin Graham: ‘Politicians Should Stop Saying Islam Is a Religion of Peace’
August 23 2017

 Celebrated evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has urged politicians and other world leaders to stop insisting that Islam is a religion of peace, when the exact opposite is true.
In the wake of this week’s deadly attacks by jihadists in Barcelona, Rev. Graham—the son of Billy Graham—tweeted that politicians should stop saying “Islam is a religion of peace”:

In other words, the religious ideology behind Islam itself, rather that the extremism of a given group such as the Islamic State, is often what leads to the violence and terrorism carried out against infidels by Muslims.
In his politically incorrect text, Graham wrote that “we are making a mistake by allowing the operation and spread of the dark and dangerous teachings of Islam.”
“From Bangladesh to Los Angeles, Salafis spread their violent beliefs shielded by the constitutional guarantees of free speech and religious liberty,” Graham writes, citing an article written by former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright.
The radical beliefs described “aren’t limited to only the Salafis sect,” Graham adds. “While there are millions of Muslims who don’t agree with or participate in the violence of Islam, they can’t leave the religion because their families would be obligated to kill them.”
“Islam reigns in lives through fear and intimidation. I pray that Muslims everywhere will come to know Jesus Christ, the Son of God who loves them and can truly set them free. The Word of God tells us, ‘So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed,’” he wrote.
In 2007, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, then the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, asserted that Muslims and Christians “do not believe in the same God,” underscoring the differences in doctrine concerning who God is.
Last year, a Jesuit priest urged the western world to open its eyes to the reality of Muslim violence as intrinsic to the nature of Islam itself, rather than its abuse.
Known as an “old-school Jesuit,” Father James V. Schall taught Political Philosophy in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. In his 2016 essay, “Realism and Islam,” Schall insisted that the Muslim religion must be evaluated on its own terms rather than through the lens of the Judeo-Christian West.

Islam’s consistent advocacy of violence, which has been practiced “from its seventh century beginning,” has a purpose, Schall proposes. “This purpose is, ultimately, religious and pious.”
Reported by: Breitbart

Photographs From The Ministry Of Billy Graham

The following pictures represent a ministry that lasted for eight decades and reached more people than any other ministry in the history of the Christian Church.  Billy Franklin Graham was a fiery preacher during his younger years.  Enjoy this walk down memory lane:

Poster with young Billy Graham

Poster with young Billy Graham
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WikiLeaks Founder Just Revealed Obama’s Big Secret

Who would ever believe that WikiLeaks and their founder Julian Assange, would provide more reliable information and truth than the 17 United States Intelligence Agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Department of Homeland Security?  It is NOT the rank and file FBI agents and intelligence personnel who are to blame.  It is the heads of their respective agencies who are appointees of President Obama.  Their jobs have been politicized.  Never forget how FBI Director Jim Comey let Hillary Clinton skate when she should have been indicted!

Now it appears that the stories of the Russian hacking into our 2016 presidential elections may have been exaggerated, falsified, or even totally fabricated.  There is no proof whatsoever afforded from our intelligence agencies that the hacking from Russia occurred!  Julian Assange and WikiLeaks suggest quite the opposite.

Important Note:  Vladimir Putin refused to Personna Non Grata (PNG or expel) American Diplomats in Moscow after President Obama did the same to over thirty Russian Diplomats in Washington, D.C.  This is not protocol at all.  Nations almost always return the favor when their own diplomats are PNGed.  Why is this?  I believe that Vladimir Putin interprets Barack Obama as a buffoon, a court jester on the world stage.  Putin knows that President Obama is politically motivated, and attempting to undermine Trump’s presidency even before his administration begins.  We are living in a strange day when the information provided by WikiLeaks is more trustworthy than that of the FBI!  Things will change when President Elect Donald Trump drains the swamp (drains the cesspool?).  Trump will appoint men of integrity to lead these great Intelligence Agencies.  I am looking forward to the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in attendance, and Franklin Graham speaking.  Praise the Lord!

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks in 2006, is permanently living in the embassy of Equador in London, England.  His organization has exposed hundreds of thousands of leaks from governments and politicians throughout the world.  He is charged with sexual crimes and sought asylum in this embassy, claiming there were no victims to the “crimes,” and that the government in Sweden simply trumped up the charges.  Regardless of whether or not the charges are true, WikiLeaks is providing a valuable source of truth in a day of lies and corruption.

Blessings, Pastor Steve

 

 

 

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Religious outreach: Can Donald Trump reach faith voters? | Fox News Video

From the Desk of Mike Huckabee
Dear Friend:
Last Friday I substituted for Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, and invited Franklin Graham, Dr. Robert Jeffress and the American Renewal Project’s David Lane to be my guests.
We say every four years, “The is the most important election in our lifetime.” This truly is! If Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians do not register and vote on Election Day, the encroachment of transgender bathrooms by the Obama Administration is only the beginning. Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ incarceration last September will be only the warmup act. YOU are next!”
A word to my pastor friends:  Donald Trump used a term last week at the American Renewal Project’s pastors and pews event in Orlando, in association with the repeal of the Johnson Amendment– “Leverage”. Mr. Trump said the Evangelical pastors influence in the public square had been severely damaged since TX Senator Lyndon Johnson wrote and passed the bill — as a reaction to conservative opposition in his run for reelection in 1954.
If Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Believers stay home on November 8, 2016, like we did in 2012 and 2008, we have only ourselves to blame for the collapse of the Biblical-based culture in America. You, His under-shepherds, must lead the way for the spiritual resurrection of America.
No one believes, as Chuck Colson said, that the Kingdom of God is going to arrive on Air Force One. But somebody’s values are going to be represented in the public square, and we must engage the culture with men and women of Issachar who “know the times and know what to do.” (1 Chronicles 12:32)
Mike Huckabee

II Chronicles 7:14 ~ Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

Lord Help This Sin Sick Nation.  This Prayer Focuses On The Democratic National Convention (DNC) Meeting This Week In Philadelphia:

Watch Democrats Protest Hillary Clinton During the Convention Prayer

 

 

WILL YOU PRAY WITH ME BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE DNC?

Dear Friend,

A week ago, thousands of people prayed with me live before the start of the Republican Convention. Join me again tomorrow at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) on Facebook as we pray before the opening of the Democratic National Convention.

This is an opportunity to intercede before God on behalf of our troubled nation. We will pray together that the Lord will bring healing, repentance, and revival across our land. We need to ask Almighty God to humble the hearts of America’s leaders—both Democrats and Republicans, change their lives, and turn their eyes toward Him.

Watch Monday at 2 p.m. EST

Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and others in your church about this special event. We need the whole country praying for our broken political process and the future of our nation.May God richly bless you—and I look forward to praying with youtomorrow.

Sincerely,

Franklin Graham

“The Lord was moved by prayer for the land.” —2 Samuel, 24:25, NASB

2 Chronicles 7:14  King James Version (KJV)

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Pray For Revival In America!

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