A few years ago I went and got my mass shooter certification. While I seldom do crisis work anymore, I thought the skill-set would be beneficial even if only on a personal level. But as the number of these shootings continue to increase, I have found myself taking more and more training's. I'm not sure how or why it has gotten so bad, but it is a subject that we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to.
Without even realizing it, we sow every day. We sow in the morning, we sow at night. We sow when eyes are on us, we sow when no one is watching us. It's either we are sowing sparingly or we are sowing generously, it's either we are sowing actions that please our flesh or we are sowing actions that please the Spirit of God.
We live in historic times in America. The Left is in a full-scale war against a sitting President. Socialism is in vogue, thanks to Bernie Sanders. College campuses are social re-education camps, and young American's everywhere are sure life isn't fair. Suddenly being offended, the current fad, is as popular as the Pet Rock used to be. Our descent to Third World status is reaching warp speed.
In the movie "I can only imagine", the portrayal of Bart Millard's childhood abuse at the hand of his father breaks the silence many people endure. Today, our society in America is beginning to open up about many issues so people can have courage to seek help.
There are more than a few Christians today who claim that successful Christian living should involve financial prosperity. They say that if a believer is closely following Jesus as Lord and is taking hold by faith of what God is offering to them, that person should experience material wealth.
The Holy Spirit would be far superior to Jesus because the Spirit could be everywhere at once, whereas Jesus could only be in one place at a time. The disciples and all future believers would always be in communion with God.
Say sorry to your 'enemy' because you are really saying sorry to God. Go and do it. Go with your head held high, giving them eye contact, go there with dignity, and say it like you mean it. Account for what you can account for. God does not ask you to account for what they are expected to give. But, likewise, have no expectation of them.
We were given the mandate to leave our spiritual barracks, which we call church, and influence the world for the best. We were told not to take anything worldly with us in the course of the journey and believe God for the necessary and legal provisions to successfully execute our marching orders.
You should never allow evil spirits to reside in your life. If you lack adequate time to do a self-deliverance in the mornings, after your quiet time, then, when you're having your bath, you could do it.
Many of us want to be nice people. Nice people are polite and helpful. Nice people try to be considerate of the feelings of others. Nice people don't want to offend or upset anyone and are uncomfortable "causing a scene."
Imagine waking up knowing that everything you will ever need will be there whenever you want it. The fear of lack simply did not exist. The Garden of Eden had to be absolutely beautiful and breathe taking. The Holy Scriptures reveals that “God planted a Garden eastward of Eden.”
Outstanding pastors have learned that the best way to lead is by people’s side, not ahead of them. This often requires patience. “If we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” (Romans 8:25).
Robert Hoge was born in Brisbane, in 1972 to Mary and Vince Hoge. He had a large tumor as big as a newborn baby's fist in the middle of his face, eyes at the side of his head and deformed legs. Initially, his mother rejected him and wished he would die but she later reconciled her feelings about his appearance.
“This is just great!!!” That was what I was thinking in my heart as seven hundred people pressed to the front of the building to be prayed for. I had never seen a leper before, but the leper colony on the outskirts of Katmandu, Napal was no stranger to the disease. Some that belonged to […]
The key to understanding the relationship between the Christian and the Law is knowing that the Old Testament law was given to the nation of Israel, not to Christians. Some of the laws were to reveal to the Israelites how to obey and please God (the Ten Commandments, for example).
Every year worldwide, there must be millions of people who die prematurely because they have drunk too much of it. And there must be tens of millions alive today, maybe more, who suffer from alcohol addiction.
During a cross country trip traveling with my daughter, we sat in a roadside restaurant somewhere in South Dakota. As our attention was directed to a little girl about 3 or 4 years old. I am not sure anymore what she did to get our attention, but I remember commenting to her father about how cute she was. “Well, she is definitely a leader” her father commented, and with a chuckle he continues to tell us “I said to my wife, we better make sure she goes down the right road, because if we don’t she will be taking a lot of people down the wrong road with her”.
Samson had a unique ministerial assignment which called for a unique way of carrying it out; so He was well equipped to do it. The Scriptures confirms "...the Lord...was seeking an occasion to move against the Philistines. For at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel." Judges 14:4b.
Strive Masiyiwa is recognised as one of the most admirable billionaire philanthropists to ever come out of Africa. He has steadily used his personal family fortune to support and educate more than 40,000 orphans. Born in Zimbabwe on January 29, 1961, Masiyiwa attended primary school in Zambia before completing his secondary education in Scotland. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wales. Masiyiwa, a remarkable business man, is the founder of Econet Wireless
Times have changed, to be sure, but man has not, and conflicts similar as this go on all the time over a multitude of matters. Every serious minded Christian is concerned about the will of God, and must stand for his convictions. The problem comes when equally serious minded Christians have opposite convictions, and both are justifying their convictions by saying they are following the will of God.
Godly Soul Ties function to strengthen marriages and unite husband and wife beyond the physical.
The first Mother’s Day after losing my child was devastating for me. I did not want to go to church or hear the word “mother” at all. Going to baby showers was almost out of the question. For years I asked myself, “How will I ever get past this?” I just couldn’t see it.
"I have seen a son of Jesse... who plays skillfully, a valiant, a man of war, prudent in speech" (I Sam. 16:18 Amp).
Forgive me; I know the headline is a bit harsh, but both, the revealing picture and the "less than polite" title emphasize today's subject: prudence in speech--the next virtue of young David. (Warning: You may not like what's next... and this article is definitely not for the faint of heart).
An experience that has risen to the fore is that of Amber Causey, formerly in the US Army and presently a semi-finalist for Miss Veteran America. At 16, Amber Causey, from Illinois, Chicago, was pimped out by a man she met at a local mall, to become a prostitute who bore the pain of being raped hundreds of times.
Pornography is a close cousin of voyeurism, where a person derives sexual pleasure by secretly observing the sexual activity of other people.
Pornographic addiction is also different from sexual addiction, where a person is obsessed with sex to the extent that he becomes dysfunctional in other areas of life.
Pornography provides unhealthy sexual experiences that make the person unable to form meaningful relationships with the opposite sex, and therefore remains a sexual cripple.
I am walking in perfect health today; I am filled with joy today; I am prosperous and successful today; my dreams are colorful, my visions are clear, and my goals are gigantic, and I am blessed, in Jesus name. My steps are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23).
We are warned in Scripture to discern the spirits to see whether they are of God. Never was this gift so needed as in today’s violent society. And it is not simply criminals and con artists who warrant this exercise; oftentimes everyday citizens do as well.
The human race as well as church member are engaged in a War that is spiritual or invisible to the human eye…THIS IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE. For some it appears to never relent. Today the television commercials push a myriad of psychotropic drugs like candy often with serious side effects all in the name of peace of mind.
I found out after the surgery I had 100% blockage in left anterior descending (LAD) artery that runs down the front of the heart and supplies the front and main wall (that's a before and after picture to the right). That kind of heart attack is commonly called a Widowmaker, a little nugget of info I’m glad Sheila and I didn’t know that at the time.
It's time to stop briefly and take a look at where you are at this mid-point of your life span. If you spend a few productive hours re-evaluating where you are and where you're headed, you can create a much more satisfying, productive and fulfilling future for yourself and for those you love.