8/28/11

Hal Lindsey Report (08-26-2011): Target Israel, The Third Front, Collateral Damage, Rockets Rain Again and Still Standing


This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'

You may be tired of hearing me say it, but it's the truth. Israel is in more danger today than any time in her recent history. And each time I've said it in the past, it's been true, then, too. Of course, if you're familiar with the prophetic scenario for the final days of this Age, this information comes as no surprise for you.

The threats to Israel will continue to increase until great war erupts around her. Eventually, Jesus Christ Himself will return to this earth to stop the carnage and restore the earth to its fullness.

But even though it comes as no shock, we are still admonished to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. And the "Report" this week will give you plenty to pray about.

In September, the Arab League and the Palestinians plan to ask the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) as the sovereign nation of Palestine. You talk about Pandora's Box or, at least, a can of worms! The General Assembly has no standing to make such a declaration legal, but it will still complicate Israel's affairs immensely.

The Palestinians also want to ask the Security Council -- which is the real United Nations and does have some legal teeth -- to formally recognize Palestine. President Obama has stated that the US will veto such a resolution, but then he and his administration turn around and use the possibility of a non-veto to bludgeon Israel into following his dictates.

One of those dictates is that Israel must apologize to Turkey for interdicting the blockade-busting "humanitarian flotilla" in June, 2010. If you recall, when the Israelis boarded the Mavi Marmara, they were attacked by Turkish thugs and hired mercenaries. Though the Israeli commandos were armed mostly with non-lethal weapons, in the ensuing battle, nine members of the flotilla were killed.

Although the United Nations and the West eventually confirmed that the Israeli-Egyptian naval blockade of Gaza was legal and the Israelis acted within their rights, President Obama is siding with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in demanding that Israel apologize. Of course, it cannot. To do so would be tantamount to an admission of guilt. But that's what Erdogan wants so he can use it to further delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the world and enhance his own standing in the Arab/Muslim world.

And guess what. The American administration is publicly hinting that if Israel doesn't apologize, then, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the White House might suddenly "find itself unable to continue building opposition to a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood at the UN...."

With friends like us....

On top of those onrushing worries, last Thursday Israel was shaken to its core. As many as two dozen Palestinian terrorists left Gaza and traveled down the Sinai to a point just above the Israeli seaside resort of Eilat. Once there, they moved across the open border between Egypt and Israel and launched a two-hour attack that left 8 Israelis dead and more than 40 wounded.

In the battle between Israeli security forces and the escaping terrorists that followed the attacks, three Egyptian policemen were killed. When Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak suggested that Egypt had lost control of the Sinai (which it has), the Egyptian government (the military junta) went ballistic. It immediately threatened to withdraw Egypt's ambassador to Israel and flood the Sinai with Egyptian troops. Since that action would violate the 30-year-old Israeli-Egyptian peace deal, that would mean that it's probably over. And that means that Israel now has a third front to worry about.

After profuse apologies from Barak, the Egyptian government appears to have backed-off a little and is now only "considering" removing its ambassador until an investigation of the incident is completed and further profuse apologies are received.

But that's not all. Over the weekend -- ostensibly in retaliation for Israel eliminating the leadership of the terrorists responsible for the Eilat massacre -- Hamas and its associates started firing missiles and rockets into southern Israel again.

More than 100 rockets were fired over the weekend alone. At least 2 Israelis were killed, several critically injured, and many homes, schools, businesses, and automobiles were damaged. Imagine going about your daily business always wondering whether a rocket -- filled with nails, ball bearings, and shrapnel -- is going to drop out of the sky onto the road ahead of you, or even through the roof of your home and into your bedroom, or your child's bedroom.

That's how Israelis in the Negev live each day.

Finally, so many of the economies in the European Union are on the verge of crashing and burning, that Angela Merkel of Germany and Nicolas Sarkozy of France feel compelled to make public statements about their "absolute will to defend the Euro." Sarkozy is even calling for a "true European economic government." But the citizens of some of the European nations that are being bankrupted to bail out the financial institutions that have bailed out the socialist-welfare states, are saying "no more."

Yet, despite the will of their people, the leaders seem determined to do whatever is necessary to salvage the corrupt welfare states of the EU. Why? I think it's supernatural. The Bible says that in the last days, men will not even be able to think in their own best interests.

The emerging reality is that there may quickly come a point where the nations of the European Union will have to decide whether to break-up and go their separate ways by returning to their sovereign currencies and identities, or surrender their national independence and treasure and submit themselves to a single, European government. I'm betting on the latter.

Now, there are some out there who dismiss this idea because they do not believe the EU, which has morphed and warped its shape and identity in various ways over the last 50 years, will have a leading role in the last days' prophetic picture. And that's their privilege. I personally think we're seeing the prophetic pieces falling into place.

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, Inspiration (on Sundays now!), CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
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Jack Van Impe Presents (08-27-2011) #1135

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8/25/11

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8/24/11

Valor

by John Paul Jackson, August 2011 e-Newsletter
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The Bible says that in the last days, men’s hearts will fail them for fear. I believe we live in an era that has been prophesied for millennia.

The earth suffers all manner of geophysical, economic, political, religious, and war issues. We see fear mounting in the hearts of men and women across the globe. Truly, it is a difficult time — for those who don’t know God. However, for those who do know God, this time doesn’t need to be difficult. If we are willing, it could be the most exciting time of our lives.

In Judges 7 when Gideon finally realized there was no reason for him to be afraid anymore, the Bible says he “worshipped.” The Hebrew word used here for worship implies that you first bow in humility, then you stand to your feet, raise your hands and in a loud voice proclaim God’s glory. That is a very brave thing to do when you’re right outside the enemy’s camp.

But something had happened to this man, who had once hidden from his enemies in a winepress and described himself as the weakest person he knew. Essentially, he stood up, and in the face of all his fears, he declared, “You can’t kill me! Nothing you can do can harm me. I can defeat you. The angel has said it. God has shown it. I will do it.”

Fear and faith

It is difficult for fear and faith to exist in their fullness in the same place at the same time. Both are the belief that something that hasn’t happened is going to happen. Fear is the expectation of something bad, and faith is the expectation of something good. One cancels out, or neutralizes, the other, and one or the other is going to exist as the plumb line of a person’s life.

Fear produces a desperate survivalist mentality. We dare not help the person next to us because if we do, we might fall off the cliff ourselves. The more self-concerned and self-focused we are, the fewer people we impact, because all of our effort and energy is consumed with ourselves. Gideon was hiding in a winepress! What impact did he have on his community while in a winepress?

Yet it was there, in the winepress, that God met him and proclaimed him to be a mighty man of valor. The winepress was not his destiny, though he clearly thought it was. Instead, God called him a hero, and a hero is what he became.

Out of weakness made strong

The people of God are not born strong. We become strong:

"And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle." Hebrews 11:32–34

Out of weakness, God’s people are made strong. We become valiant in battle. We don’t start out valiant — we become valiant.

The enemy has created a realm of fear to keep us shackled to inaccurate images and concepts of who we are. But God wants to take you and raise you up as a hero. He wants to take the “impossible” destiny He has written for you and bring it into existence.

I will never forget what the Lord once spoke to me: There is no limit to what I can do if you can restore hope in the heart of the people.

Faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). What do you hope to become? Who has God called you to be? The day is coming when you, like Gideon, will stand before your foes and declare, “You are defeated!”

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8/22/11

Jack Van Impe Presents (08-20-2011) #1134

Today Jack and Rexella talk about: USA looses AAA credit rating. Syrians are shot exiting their mosques. Cyber war has begun. Christian you need to watch this video. You who are lost and feel the tugging at your heart of the Holy Spirit, Today is the day of Salvation, Repent your sin, Confess that Jesus is Lord, believe that HE shed His life to pay for your sin and rose victorious from the grave, Ask Jesus into your heart to be your Lord and Saviour and you will be saved. http://www.jvim.com/

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The Jesus Revolution


Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the World, the only true Lord and Savior of all creation. He IS love and truth. Come join Him.

F.A.I.T.H.

F Is For Forgiveness - Everyone has sinned and needs God's forgiveness (Romans 3:23); God's forgiveness is in Jesus only (Ephesians 1:7)

A Is For Available - God's forgiveness is available for all (John 3:16); But God's forgiveness is not automatic (Matthew 7:21).

I Is For Impossible - According to the Bible, it is impossible to get to Heaven on our own (Ephesians 2:8-9); So how can a sinful person have eternal life and enter Heaven?

T Is For Turn - If you were going down the road and someone asked you to turn, what would he or she be asking you to do? (Change direction); Turn means to repent (being sorry enough to not want to do it again and being committed to that); Turn away from sin and self (Luke 13:3); Turn to Jesus alone as your Savior and Lord (John 14:6); Here is the greatest news of all (Romans 10:9-10); What happens if a person is willing to repent of their sins and confess Christ?

H Is For Heaven - Heaven is a place where we will live with God forever (John 14:3); Eternal life begins now with Jesus (John 10:10)

H can also stand for how...How can a person have God's forgiveness, eternal life and Heaven? The Biblical answer is: repenting of your sins and trusting in Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Trust in what He did and not on your own works. Good works comes as a result of your faith in God, not in order to get to Heaven. You can't save yourself. Only Jesus and what He did for us (by dying on the cross and rising from the dead) can save us. Make the commitment for Christ today. Don't push it off. He will meet you where you are at in life. He will take care of the rest. He loves you and wants you to be with Him forever.

8/21/11

Hal Lindsey Report (08-19-2011): The Mark, Lawlessness Explodes, Love Grows Cold and Mystery Babylon


This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'

If you're like me, you were appalled as you watched televised images of the mayhem exploding in various neighborhoods of greater London last week. This was England, birthplace of the Magna Carta, fount of modern civilization. In fact, as most of us were growing up, we had images of Great Britain as being the most "civilized" nation on earth. You know, "a fine old English gentleman" image.

Yet here were pictures of young, hooded thugs and ruffians -- boys and girls, men and women, black and white and brown and Asian -- smashing shop windows, kicking down locked doors, plundering, looting, and setting fire to businesses and automobiles. All, seemingly, under the helpless gaze of the local police.

This was no protest over perceived police brutality. This was nothing more than greed, insolence, and disdain for societal order and the rights of others. This was a breakdown of law and order. This was absolute "lawlessness."

So, too, were the instances of "flash mob" violence and thievery which broke out over the last few weeks in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Maryland. Groups of bored, self-absorbed young people who apparently feel they're owed something by the rest of society, just burst into a business, overwhelm the staff, and take what they want. Though none of those "flash mobs" burned whole neighborhoods to the ground (yet), they, too, are graphic examples of the encroaching breakdown of society. In short, "lawlessness."

I remember the late '60's and early '70's on the college campuses. We thought we were living in the "outlaw years." Young rebels called policemen "pigs" and demonstrated their displeasure with the "establishment" over the Vietnam war and other issues. There was rioting and limited incidents of "terrorism." At the time, it felt like America was coming apart at the seams.

But, of course, in the last couple of decades we've experienced "terrorism" on steroids. Our world has moved from the minor to the major leagues in that regard. And all just as the prophets, and Jesus, predicted. But here in America, we've witnessed a dramatic increase in the general attitude of "lawlessness," from the flash mobs in the street to the highest reaches of government. The Apostle Paul warned that in the last days, "perilous times will come."

But lawlessness isn't the only recent development that lets us know we're living in the final days of this Age of Grace.

Two researchers associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and Northwestern University reported a startling invention in a recent issue of the journal, "Science." They announced the development of a "patch" which is thinner than a human hair. It feels as "soft as human skin" and can draw power from light or ambient electromagnetic radiation. It adheres to the skin without glue or sticky material. It is practically weightless and, because of its incredible nanotechnology, can be used to monitor brain, heart, and muscle tissue activity. When placed on the throat, it allows the wearer to operate voice-activated devices. Coincidentally, the device, which they say "blurs the distinction between electronics and biology," can also be used to digitize the wearer's identity and banking records, thus making it possible to conduct financial transactions by simply scanning the easily applied electronic "tattoo."

Now, I'm not saying that this is the "mark of the Beast" described in Revelation 13:16-18, but there's no denying that it is an eye-popping example of how technology is racing toward providing the coming Antichrist with the ability to control the financial transactions of every person in the world. But technology alone won't be sufficient to cause most of the world to accept his leadership and even worship him as god. It will take massive calamities and economic crises to convince the nations of the world to submit themselves to his rule. And, frankly, when I look at what's happening in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and even here in America, that doesn't require a huge leap of imagination!

Finally, this week I'm going to answer a question from some of our program's viewers in New Zealand. They're Catholic believers who wonder about the Bible's references to "mystery Babylon" and its connection to a religious system associated with Rome. They want to know what I'm sure millions of sincere Catholic believers want to know: where do they fit in the end-time scenario as described in the Bible.

The answer is so simple, it may surprise you.

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, Inspiration (on Sundays now!), CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147
email: comments@hallindsey.com
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8/19/11

Are You a Good Person?


"Are you a good person?" animation produced by Cedric Hohnstadt from www.cedricstudio.com

Additional animators include Michael Foster & Chance Dodd

Mr. Nice Guy........................Kirk Cameron
Narrator.............................David Jeremiah
Criminal/ Judge.....Emeal ("E.Z.") Zwayne
Woman..............................Rachel Proctor

Based on Hell's Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort.

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Manna Fest w/Perry Stone (08-19-2011): #567 Old Testament Proof of the Coming of Christ

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Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Update for week of August 19, 2011

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“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:8–10

Saudi Arabia—House Church Christians Released—BosNewsLife

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.


On July 24, two Indian Christians were unexpectedly released from prison in Saudi Arabia, and the men are now returning to their homes in India. Vasantha Skhar Vara, 28, and Nese Yohan, 31, were detained in January for organizing a Bible study. After Vara and Yohan were arrested and charged with proselytizing, they were held in a police station for 45 days before being transferred to jail without a trial. The jail was reportedly so overcrowded that the men could barely sleep. An elder of the men’s 70-member church told BosNewsLife that the men were forbidden to pray openly or read the Bible. Vara was pressured to convert to Islam, but he refused. “If I have to die for my God, I will die for him here,” Vara reportedly said. Yohan was allegedly denied medical treatment for tuberculosis. Thank God for the release of Vara and Yohan, and pray for Christians in Saudi Arabia who must worship secretly.

Tanzania—Churches Burned—Compass Direct News

Joshua 1:9
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.


Muslim extremists burned two churches last month on Zanzibar Island, located off the Tanzanian coast in east Africa. On Saturday, July 30, extremists burned the Evangelical Assemblies of God-Tanzania church as they shouted, “Away with the church — we do not want infidels to spoil our community, especially our children.” Three days earlier, on July 27, extremists burned the Free Evangelical Pentecostal Church. The attacks have frightened members of both churches. “We request prayers at this trying moment,” said a pastor of one of the burned churches. In predominantly Muslim Tanzania, it is becoming extremely difficult for Christians to worship or otherwise publicly exercise their faith. Christians on other islands in the Zanzibar archipelago have also experienced attacks. Pray for the members and leaders of the two churches, and pray that the Christian community in Zanzibar will remain firm in faith.

Sudan—Ongoing Conflict in Border Region—Persecution Project Foundation

Psalm 23:4
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.


While South Sudan celebrates its independence, people living near the border in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains face regular attacks from Sudanese military forces. The government has cut supply routes into the Nuba Mountains and has begun a daily bombing campaign to terrify the Nuba people into abandoning their crops and homes. “They are not bombing our military,” said Amar Amoun, a Nuban member of parliament. “They are bombing our civilians; they are terrorizing our people.” Because the Nubans reside on Sudan’s southern border, they are seen as threats to Sudan’s control of valuable resources like arable land and oil. “Please continue to pray for the persecuted people of the Nuba Mountains,” asked Brad Phillips, VOM project worker and president of the Persecution Project Foundation.

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Love is Practical

A Love Language Minute: Love is Practical

God's Expectation
"Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it." I, for one, am fully willing to admit that apart from the work of Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life I am not likely to be that kind of husband. I am in fact, self-centered and often selfish.

However, there is no question that this is God's expectation of me and all husbands. As Christians we must not accept the cultural norm as our standard. Rather, we must recognize that in Christ we have the ability to transcend the pull of selfishness and truly become lovers. Few wives will run away from a husband who is loving as Christ loved.

Contract, Criticism, and Covenant

Many people view marriage as a contract. "I'll do this if you will do that." With enough criticism your spouse may do what you want, but it will not be an expression of love. True love is a choice and cannot be coerced. Criticism and demands tend to drive wedges. Each of us must decide daily to love or not to love.

If we decide to love, then we need to view marriage differently. The Bible paints for us a better picture of how we are to love and commit ourselves to one another. It views marriage as a covenant, not a contract. Covenants might include such affirmations as:

I will look out for your well-being no matter how you treat me.
I view our marriage as a permanent relationship.
I will not walk out on you.
Because I love you, I will confront you when I see you doing things that I believe are harmful.
I will speak the truth in love.
When you confess wrong doing, I will forgive you and never hold it against you in the future.
I am committed to helping you accomplish God's will for your life.
You can count on my support.

Where does one get the heart and the power to live out such a covenant? I know of only one source - God. He is a covenant keeping God and will help you keep your covenant.

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Testimony: My Life in the Porn Industry

My Life in the Porn Industry from p4cm on Vimeo.

P4CM interviews EX-Porn Star Danielle Williams who uncovers the true darkness of the Porn Industry! She'll take you through how much money porn stars make, the STDs in the industry, and the abuse she suffered by being in the porn industry. She also unveils some of her CELEBRITY clients...We won't name them here, you'll have to watch the video for that. Watch as Pastor Justin interviews Danielle and asks her questions like, "How would you witness to the highest paid Porn Star Pinky?" and "Did you believe yourself to be saved and going to heaven while you were in the Porn Industry?" You won't imagine her answers!!!

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Click here to listen to Danielle's full testimony which she shared during P4CM's Wednesday Night Bible Study.
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Beckah Shae - Are You Ready


Beckah Shae's new album has just been released, this is one of the new tracks.
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Are you Ready?
By: Beckah Shae
Produced by: Jack "Shoc" Shocklee

It's like a train through a long tunnel, can you see the light?
Cause it's getting bright.
It's like a mother with child and you can feel the pain tonight,
Cause it's almost time.

And does anybody hear Me? Does anybody see?
Is there anybody willing, to follow Me?
Is there anybody thirsty? Is anyone hungry?
Is anybody dying? Is anyone ready?

Who is ready?
Cause I am looking for...
Who is ready?
Cause I am coming soon.

There's so many people scared, and it seems so unfair,
As the tragedy fills the air.
And we've never ever seen such extreme immorality,
It just makes me wanna scream for mercy!

And I'm building my army now,
Get ready, you better get ready!
I'm searching all around,
For those in position.
Never have you seen the things you'll see.
Get ready for the greatest victory!

Matthew 24:44 / Mark 13:33 / Luke 12:35
Luke 12:40 / Romans 8:19 / Romans 13:11
1 Corinthians 1:8 / Philippians 4:5 / 1 Thessalonians 3:13
Hebrews 10:37 / James 5:8 / 1 Peter 1:13
1 Peter 4:7 / 1 John 2:28 / Revelation 22:20

2011 Shae Shoc Records

8/18/11

Jay Sekulow/ACLJ - New Documentary on islam & sharia law

Copyright © 2011, ACLJ
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Presidential Candidates: What You Should Know

From National Right to Life, NRLC http://www.nrlc.org/

You will always get the first . . . and best . . . source of news from National Right to Life. As candidates for President hit the ground in early primary states, citizens are looking to see where the candidates stand on abortion and other life issues.

National Right to Life has compiled information about every one of the major candidates who are running to replace pro-abortion Barack Obama in 2012. You can view our candidate comparison here.

Your friends and neighbors should know this information, so please forward it widely. Actually, every American should know, and you can help us get this important information to every corner of the country with your financial support of the National Right to Life Committee.

Information about where the candidates stand is printed as flyers, handed out at public events, placed in newspapers, and of course, distributed via e-mail and the web. As the field narrows, the flyers will evolve and eventually include the abortion record of Obama and his remaining challenger.

If you can donate $50, we could print and distribute nearly 1,000 flyers. We need to be educating the American public NOW about where the candidates stand and how their actions will save or cost precious human lives. Please click here to donate and let the voice of unborn children be heard loud and clear in the 2012 Presidential election! Thank you!

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The Apostles of Jesus


Through Biblical text and music the video explains who Jesus' apostles were. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1RebJtmVE

Dance David Dance!


King David dancing like it's nobody's business. Watch out for the sudden loud record scratch at the end. Music track is an instrumental of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" and record scratch is by Luffy. New video I made, glory to God! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovYQf2iPBBw

2 Samuel Chapter 6

The Ark Is Brought to Jerusalem

1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel—thirty thousand of them. 2 Then he and all his people went to Baalah in Judah[a] to bring back the Ark of God. The Ark is called by the Name, the name of the Lord All-Powerful, whose throne is between the gold creatures with wings.3 They put the Ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of Abinadab's house on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, led the new cart4 which had the Ark of God on it. Ahio was walking in front of it.5 David and all the Israelites were celebrating in the presence of the Lord. They were playing wooden instruments: lyres, harps, tambourines, rattles, and cymbals.

6 When David's men came to the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled. So Uzzah reached out to steady the Ark of God.7 The Lord was angry with Uzzah and killed him because of what he did. So Uzzah died there beside the Ark of God.8 David was angry because the Lord had killed Uzzah. Now that place is called the Punishment of Uzzah.

9 David was afraid of the Lord that day, and he said, "How can the Ark of the Lord come to me now?"10 So David would not move the Ark of the Lord to be with him in Jerusalem. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom, a man from Gath.11 The Ark of the Lord stayed in Obed-Edom's house for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-Edom and all his family.

12 The people told David, "The Lord has blessed the family of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because the Ark of God is there." So David went and brought it up from Obed-Edom's house to Jerusalem with joy.13 When the men carrying the Ark of the Lord had walked six steps, David sacrificed a bull and a fat calf.14 Then David danced with all his might before the Lord. He had on a holy linen vest.15 David and all the Israelites shouted with joy and blew the trumpets as they brought the Ark of the Lord to the city.

16 As the Ark of the Lord came into the city, Saul's daughter Michal looked out the window. When she saw David jumping and dancing in the presence of the Lord, she hated him.

17 David put up a tent for the Ark of the Lord, and then the Israelites put it in its place inside the tent. David offered whole burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord.18 When David finished offering the whole burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord All-Powerful.19 David gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates, and a cake of raisins to every Israelite, both men and women. Then all the people went home.

20 David went back to bless the people in his home, but Saul's daughter Michal came out to meet him. She said, "With what honor the king of Israel acted today! You took off your clothes in front of the servant girls of your officers like one who takes off his clothes without shame!"

21 Then David said to Michal, "I did it in the presence of the Lord. The Lord chose me, not your father or anyone from Saul's family. The Lord appointed me to be over Israel. So I will celebrate in the presence of the Lord.22 Maybe I will lose even more honor, and maybe I will be brought down in my own opinion, but the girls you talk about will honor me!"

23 And Saul's daughter Michal had no children to the day she died.

New Century Version (NCV). The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. http://nelsonbibles.com/

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Joyce Meyer - Battlefield of the Mind


This is one of Joyce Meyer's best known teachings about how our minds are constantly at battle with the flesh and the devil, and how we have to fight it and overcome it through the power of the Holy Spirit and Biblical principles. Romans 12:2, "Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]" (AMP).

Copyright © 2011
http://www.joycemeyer.org/
Thanks to Constellation62 on YouTube for uploading the video.

Jesus in the Wilderness


Depicting Jesus' time in the wilderness or the "Temptation of Jesus" through pictures and music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oFMryhRH2c

8/16/11

Lord of the Storm (song)


Original Celtic-styled music bringing glory to God's name. Just beautiful and lovely to listen to. Find more original songs by cslcojoco on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/cslcojoco

8/15/11

PrisonerAlert Update: Tohar Haydarov

Location: Uzbekistan
Arrested: March 2010
Days Imprisoned: 525

On March 9, 2010, a criminal court in Uzbekistan sentenced 27-year-old Tohar Haydarov to 10 years in prison for the “Illegal sale of narcotic or psychotropic substances in large quantities,” according to Forum 18 News Service. Members of the Baptist church in Uzbekistan insist that the charges are fabricated and that Haydarov’s sentence was punishment for his religious activity. It is unclear why Haydarov received a 10-year sentence.

According to Forum 18 News, Baptists insist that police planted drugs on Haydarov, and church members insist that he is “a man with a pure conscience and an honest Christian.” Haydarov has appealed his sentence.

Sentence Confirmed; Prisoner Shown Letters
A judge recently confirmed Tohar's ten year prison sentence, for charges church members say are false. "The court correctly stated the criminal act of Tohar Haydarov, and the punishment was given in proportion to the act, taking into account the public danger of the act," the judge wrote.

Prison authorities recently showed Tohar some of the many letters sent to him, but he is not allowed to read them, because "there are too many citations from the Bible in them."

http://www.prisoneralert.com/pprofiles/vp_prisoner_205_profile.html

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www.persecution.com

Hollywood Prayer Network Newsletter (august 2011)

Dear HPN members,

HAPPY END OF SUMMER! It’s already time for students’ return to school and for the new TV season to begin. During our 10th year anniversary let’s end August with prayers for the entertainment community and the new Fall TV season.

SUMMARY:
• We praise God for our Jewish friend, Earl who embraced his Messiah last month
• We praise God for Burt Swardstrom, who passed away last month
• Pray for the people involved in the 42nd annual Comic Con
• Keep praying for Justin Bieber as he and his mom make decisions on giving
• Please keep praying for all of the people involved in the summer movies
• Pray for the family members of Amy Winehouse, English singer/songwriter
• Pray for HPN’s friend Sherri Shepherd as she looks to her upcoming wedding
• Let’s pray for the Christians working in Hollywood
• Pray for the Jewish community in Hollywood
• Cassandra has asked for us to pray for her as she gets into production
• HPN Australia member Stephen asks for us to intercede for his daughter
• “I pray for the HPN staff, that you would be very aware the spiritual warfare…”
• “My daughter, a producer in Hollywood, just got nominated for an Emmy…”
• Could you do us a favor and show your support for HPN on a ministry link…
• Thursday, Sept. 8th is HPN’s Quarterly Prayer and Praise night
• HPN is one of three ministries involved in a collaborative fund/friend raiser

PRAISES:

• We praise God for lovingly leading our Jewish friend, dancer/choreographer Earl to embrace his Messiah!!! Earl has been prayed for by many friends and family members and in God’s perfect timing, he became a Messianic Jew last month. We are sooooo excited and thankful, and he is very happy!

• We praise God for Burt Swardstrom, who passed away last month after a long and fruitful life. He was a wonderful, faithful prayer warrior in our Christian entertainment community. As a retired Pastor, he became head of prayer for MasterMedia Intl. and then spent the last couple of years leading prayer groups for the people in our creative and business entertainment community. We will miss Burt very much but we know that his life and prayers made an eternal difference in all of our lives and in our industry.

UPDATE:

• The world’s largest entertainment convention, Comic Con, just completed it’s 42nd annual gathering (July 21 – 14, 2011) at the San Diego Convention Center where over 125,000 attendees come together to celebrate comic books, pop culture, graphic novels and current blockbuster movies based on comic books. It’s the most popular event of the year for filmmakers and audiences alike and we want to keep praying for God’s hand on the people who create, market and support today’s pop culture. For more info on Comic Con visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_Comic-Con_International

• Keep praying for Justin Bieber as he and his mom make decisions on their generous giving. One thing he supports is the Save the Children fund that aims to help people in East Africa and Somalia that are in danger from famine. We ask the Lord to continue to use his generosity to make an eternal difference in the world and to encourage his fans to help others as well. For more thoughts from Pattie, click HERE.

REQUESTS:

• It’s the end of the summer blockbuster movie releases and the final four films are battling for box office numbers. Please keep praying for all of the people involved in the summer movies – for their relationships, their personal choices, and that the Lord will open their eyes to their moral and ethical decisions and their belief in Him. As we are called to go to all ends of the earth to share the truth of Jesus, let’s pray for those whose careers impact all ends of the earth. For info on the August films, click HERE.

• Please pray for the family members of Amy Winehouse, English singer/songwriter. Amy’s problems with drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and her self-destructive behaviors were regular tabloid news from 2007 until her death on July 23re, at the age of 27. The cause of her death is “yet unexplained.” Amy is only one in the list of musicians who died of either suicide or unknown causes at the age of 27. That’s why we need to be praying for the salvation of entertainment celebrities, because more often than not, celebrity is a curse, not a blessing. HPN believes that only God was meant to get glory, attention, fame and power, which is why most “men” cannot handle it. Learn more about an organization giving attention to this pattern of early death, “The 27 Club”, click HERE.

• Pray for HPN’s friend Sherri Shepherd in her upcoming wedding to television writer Lamar Sally in this month. Sherri is known as one of the co-hosts of The View, but she’s known in the Christian community as a committed believer who stands firm in her faith, despite any ridicule or challenge. Let’s pray for Sherri and Lamar as they commit their lives to one another, to the Lord, and to her 6-year-old son, Jeffrey. May they be shining lights in our industry! To get to know more about Sherri click HERE.

• Let’s pray for Christians working in Hollywood and for the Lord to strengthen their walk with Him, for His Holy Spirit to make them salt and light in the work place and for their stories to be sold and made into quality films, TV shows, songs, video games, news pieces, etc. And let’s pray for the Christian audience to be slow to judge and quick to pray for these professionals to be encouraged to seek God on their vocational and spiritual journeys. It’s a hard place to live and work here and we need all the prayer and encouragement we can get! Click HERE to read about a new film coming out and how we may respond.

• HPN has found a growing desire among Christians to pray for the Jewish community in Hollywood and for Jews in Hollywood to seek after their Messiah. The industry was begun by immigrant Jews and currently about 80% of entertainment decision-makers are Jewish. However, many of them don’t even believe in God. Let’s pray for the wonderful, creative Jews in our industry to discover how much their Creator loves them and that He has a beautiful plan for them through knowing His Son, their Messiah! Two great books of stories about how some Jewish people have found God, read: “Betrayed” by Stan Telchin and “They Thought for Themselves: Ten Amazing Jews” by Sid Roth. As you pray, remember “Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom.”

REQUESTS FROM HPN MEMBERS:

• Atlanta Local Chapter Director, Cassandra, is a filmmaker and she has asked for us to pray for her as she gets into production on her new film, “A Praying Grandmother: The Helen Baylor Story,” a biopic film about Gospel singer Helen Baylor. Let’s ask the Lord to give Cassandra wisdom, strength, a great team, her needed financing and perseverance as she jumps into this huge project. For more info, check out: www.holyhillproductions.com

• HPN Australia member Stephen asks for us to intercede for his daughter, Australian actress Chelsea Bennett, age 12, for Gods' favor, blessing, peace and protection on set of a new feature film by Director PJ Hogan called 'Mental' (My Best Friends Wedding, Peter Pan), filming now in Qld Australia through the end of Sept. Let’s also pray that the whole Bennett family can have a beautiful eternal impact on the whole cast and crew of the film as they work together.

• “I pray for the HPN staff, that you would be very aware the spiritual warfare in film and television is huge, because of the obvious global influence.” Stephen

• “My daughter, a producer in Hollywood, just got nominated for an Emmy! Please pray for her, that the Holy Spirit would intercede and she would give her life to Jesus Christ - so God can do a work in her and through her to glorify His name with the gifts He has given her.” Anne

• Could you do us a favor and show your support for HPN on a ministry link called Giving of Life. They want to help non-profits get more exposure for their ministry by having the registered ministries qualify for a grant that they give through getting VOTES on-line on their site. The more votes, the closer we are to qualifying for their grant. Wild huh? Well, it's legit. So, if you're interested, here's all you do: Click on the site here and then go down to the bottom of our page and VOTE! Thanks so much. Let's see how we do: http://givingoflife.com/browse/hollywood_prayer_network/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Thursday, Sept. 8th is HPN’s Quarterly Prayer and Praise night. This night is
focused on INDUSTRY FAMILIES. If you are part of a family with an industry professional of any age in the family, then come pray with us and be prayed for by our prayer team. If you have a heart for young professionals or industry families, then please come to pray, and if you just want to praise God and prayer quietly then come as well. We want the evening to be a joyous time of prayer and praise for all the industry families who want to be encouraged by others in the Christian community in Hollywood. For more information click HERE.

• HPN is one of three ministries involved in a collaborative fund/friend raiser in October. Would you join us in praying that the Lord will use it to expand our vision, build our team of volunteers and donors, and that it will bring more strength and unity into our community.

• For other upcoming events click HERE for the list.

Thanks so much for praying for 10 years! Have a great end of your summer and know that we appreciate you!!

Warmly,
Karen and Caren

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TIP OF THE MONTH:
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"In a way humans are not made of skin and bone as much as we're made of
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Have you seen the bumper sticker "Honk if you love Jesus. Text if you want to meet him"? Anonymous

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VERSE OF THE MONTH:
“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” I Corinthians 1:21-25

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8/14/11

Hal Lindsey Report (08-12-2011): Waking Up in '69, Future Tense, Food for a Day, Losing the War, Goodbye Old Dollar and My Old Crystal Ball


This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'

Sir Isaac Newton was no dummy.

His famous monograph, "PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica," was published in 1687. It is credited with laying the groundwork for classical mechanics. In the three volume set he also developed Newton's laws of motion and stated Newton's laws of gravitation. Besides inventing the first practical reflecting telescope, he advanced other theories that became foundational to modern physics, calculus, and science in general -- most of which I can't even begin to understand, much less communicate.

Briefly referred to as "Principia," Newton's signature treatise is rightly considered one of the most important works in the history of science.

He is acknowledged as one of the most brilliant men of all time. Yet most people don't know that Sir Isaac Newton was highly religious and a bit of a theologian. He actually wrote more on Bible hermeneutics than on science and mathematics. That's why something he wrote more than 300 years ago is especially important today.

Sir Isaac observed: "About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition."

Sure enough, in the last century or so, there has arisen a group of scholars, theologians, and teachers who have done exactly what Newton predicted -- insist upon the literal interpretation of the Bible's prophecies amid "much clamor and opposition."

We owe a debt of gratitude to men such as Anderson, Chafer, Pentecost, Walvoord, and others who withstood the criticism and, sometimes, condemnation of their peers to bring the Bible's predictions of these last days to the attention of the Church.

Even so, in 1969, when I wrote "The Late Great Planet Earth," there wasn't much general interest in Bible prophecy. With that book, I hoped to attract non-Christians to the claims of Christ and help believers understand the wonder of Bible prophecy.

This week, I'm going to take a look at how some of the predictions I made in that book are shaping up 40 years later. And "shaping up" they are. From the decline of the US dollar to the global war on drugs to the efforts to convert to a global electronic currency to the beginnings of world food shortages. Things are falling into place in the end-times scenario faster than schoolchildren into a lunch line.

All of which means -- as I say week after week -- that it's time to get ready for Christ's soon, sudden return for the believers. Though things are looking bleak on the financial and political horizons, just lift your eyes a little higher and soon we'll see Jesus coming back for us in the clouds of glory. So don't despair -- prepare!

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, Inspiration (on Sundays now!), CPM Network, various local stations, http://www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147
email: comments@hallindsey.com
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© 2011 Hal Lindsey Media Ministries
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8/13/11

Help Free Gao Zhisheng & Others Like Him

ChinaAid helped human rights lawyers fight 36 cases last year alone – and that was just a handful of the number of requests we received to assist persecuted Christians and other victims of injustice in China.

Five years ago, renowned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng disappeared into police custody while visiting his sister. Today no one knows where he is. Even the police now claim that they have “lost him.”

Your prayers and assistance have helped us to raise Gao’s case in the world’s capitals and to fight for his freedom!

Your gifts also helped Gao’s wife and children flee the relentless persecution in China and resettle safely in the United States. But they miss Gao very much. His son recently told his mother he wished they were a family, because without a father he felt they were not a family.

So the fight goes on. I am writing you today from a dangerous and sensitive location in Asia where I am organizing another urgent rescue mission for a persecuted Chinese believer.

The needs of our Christian brothers and sisters are urgent and overwhelming.

ChinaAid helped human rights lawyers fight 36 cases last year alone – and that was just a handful of the number of requests we received to assist persecuted Christians and other victims of injustice in China.

As you may know, China's Communist rulers are once again waging an intense campaign against “house church” Christians and anyone else who dares to speak out for freedom, justice or the rule of law. Just last month, Pastor Shi Enhao, deputy chairman of the Chinese House Church Alliance, was given a two-year labor camp sentence.

Pastor Shi needs legal assistance in China to argue his case, and his family needs assistance to carry on his ministry, which includes pastoring a church with thousands of members. ChinaAid can provide that help, with your support.

This is an historic moment in China.

In spite of the risks, pastors and human rights lawyers today are not afraid to stand up and demand their rights, to fight for freedom and justice.

Your gift of any amount will make a difference in the lives of the persecuted in China.

For instance:

$3,000 provides a full legal defense team for Pastor Shi or any Christian pastoror other religious leader persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party.

$1,000 provides legal counsel for churches whose property is threatened, like ShouwangChurch, whose members, despite detention and threats, courageously worship outdoors every week.

$300-$600 provides basic necessities for a month to families like Pastor Shi’s or Gao Zhisheng’s whose head of household is imprisoned.

$150-$300 will provide the basic necessities for two weeks for families being persecuted or whose head of houshold is imprisioned.

Please prayerfully consider making the most generous gift you can today through our secure online contribution.

Donate: http://m4.chinaaid.us/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=url&urlid=6&mailid=13&subid=22686

We pray for the day when Gao Zhisheng is free, when Pastor Shi is reunited with his wife and congregation, when Chinese Christians and other persecuted faithful have full freedom to practice their religion, and when our work will no longer be necessary. With your help, that day will come. God bless you.

Sincerely
Bob Fu,
President, ChinaAid


PS: Geng He, Gao Zhisheng’s wife and a tireless campaigner for his freedom, firmly believes that only consistent international pressure will bring about his release. Read her appeal and her account of their story, including ChinaAid’s help in coordinating the family’s resettlement in the United States after they fled China two years ago: [Click here to read a transcript of her interview with Radio Free Aisa]

To read her letter to members of Congress:

http://www.chinaaid.org/2011/08/geng-hes-letter-to-congressmen.html


To read her essay “Waiting for you to come home!”:

http://www.chinaaid.org/2011/08/to-gao-zhisheng-waiting-for-you-to-come.html

To read more about ChinaAid’s efforts to Free Gao Zhisheng:

www.FreeGao.com

To read more about the arrest of Pastor Shi:

http://www.chinaaid.org/2011/07/breaking-news-house-church-alliances-no.html

ChinaAid Contacts
Bob Fu, President; Mark Shan, Spokesperson
Tel: 1+(888) 889-7757 Cell: (267) 205-5210
Email: Bob@ChinaAid.org Mark@ChinaAid.org
Website: www.ChinaAid.org www.MonitorChina.org

How Was The New Testament Put Together?


Dr. Erwin Lutzer explains how the Canon (New Testament) was put together and how Paul's letters were already considered inspired, and included when they were written.

http://erwinlutzer.com/

Sarah's Trail of Blood


This is a short but powerful video from Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) about a girl named Xianzhi "Sarah" Liu who was tortured for six years in China for being a Christian. I plead with you to support Voice of the Martyrs! Persecution is happening all over the world and God expects us to help. Please do! Please email and embed this video in support of VOM, thanks!

http://www.persecution.com


Origins: Science - The Whole Story


Science: The Whole Story with Dr. Danny Faulkner. Goes into a history of modern science and supports a Christian, Biblical worldview.
http://www.ctvn.org/programs-origins.asp http://www.ctvn.org/originsarchive.asp

There is a wealth of material out there that supports a creationist, Biblical, "Intelligent Design" belief of human history and earth history. There are many scientists and researchers that support a Biblical, creationist, "Intelligent Design" view of human origin and history. Some other recommended resources:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/
http://www.creationevidence.org/
http://creationresearch.org/
http://www.leestrobel.com/

Why should I not commit suicide?

Question: "Why should I not commit suicide?"

Answer: Our hearts go out to those who have thoughts of ending their own lives through suicide. If that is you right now, it may speak of many emotions, such as feelings of hopelessness and despair. You may feel like you are in the deepest pit, and you doubt there is any hope of things getting better. No one seems to care or understand where you are coming from. Life just is not worth living...or is it?

If you will take a few moments to consider letting God truly be God in your life right now, He will prove how big He really is, “for nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). Perhaps scars from past hurts have resulted in an overwhelming sense of rejection or abandonment. That may lead to self-pity, anger, bitterness, vengeful thoughts, or unhealthy fears that have caused problems in some of your most important relationships.

Why should you not commit suicide? Friend, no matter how bad things are in your life, there is a God of love who is waiting for you to let Him guide you through your tunnel of despair and out into His marvelous light. He is your sure hope. His name is Jesus.

This Jesus, the sinless Son of God, identifies with you in your time of rejection and humiliation. The prophet Isaiah wrote of Him in Isaiah 53:2-6, describing Him as a man who was “despised and rejected” by everyone. His life was full of sorrow and suffering. But the sorrows He bore were not His own; they were ours. He was pierced, wounded, and crushed, all because of our sin. Because of His suffering, our lives can be redeemed and made whole.

Friend, Jesus Christ endured all this so that you might have all your sins forgiven. Whatever weight of guilt you carry, know that He will forgive you if you humbly receive Him as your Savior. “...Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you...” (Psalm 50:15). Nothing you have ever done is too bad for Jesus to forgive. Some of His choicest servants committed gross sins like murder (Moses), murder and adultery (King David), and physical and emotional abuse (the apostle Paul). Yet they found forgiveness and a new abundant life in the Lord. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Why should you not commit suicide? Friend, God stands ready to repair what is “broken,” namely, the life you have now, the life you want to end by suicide. In Isaiah 61:1-3, the prophet wrote, “The LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”

Come to Jesus, and let Him restore your joy and usefulness as you trust Him to begin a new work in your life. He promises to restore the joy you have lost and give you a new spirit to sustain you. Your broken heart is precious to Him: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:12, 15-17).

Will you accept the Lord as your Savior and Shepherd? He will guide your thoughts and steps—one day at a time—through His Word, the Bible. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you” (Psalm 32:8). “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure” (Isaiah 33:6). In Christ, you will still have struggles, but you will now have hope. He is “a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you in your hour of decision.

If you desire to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior, speak these words in your heart to God: “God, I need you in my life. Please forgive me for all that I have done. I place my faith in Jesus Christ and believe that He is my Savior. Please cleanse me, heal me, and restore my joy in life. Thank You for Your love for me and for Jesus' death on my behalf.”

Have you made a decision to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior because of what you have read here? If so, please click here: http://www.gotquestions.org/now-what2.html

If you have any questions, please use the question form on the Bible Questions Answered page.

Other Article: What is the Christian view of suicide? What does the Bible say about suicide?

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What should we learn from the life of Jeremiah?

Question: "What should we learn from the life of Jeremiah?"

Answer: Jeremiah the prophet lived in the final days of the crumbling nation of Israel. He was, appropriately, the last prophet that God sent to preach to Southern kingdom, which comprised the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. God had repeatedly warned Israel to stop their idolatrous behavior, but they would not listen, so He tore the 12 tribes asunder, sending the 10 Northern tribes into captivity at the hands of the Assyrians. Then God sent Jeremiah to give Judah the last warning before He cast them out of the land, decimating the nation and sending them into captivity in the pagan kingdom of Babylon. Jeremiah, a faithful, God-fearing man, was called to tell Israel that because of their unrepentant sin, their God had turned against them and was now prepared to remove them from the land, at the hands of a pagan king whom He called, “My servant” (Jeremiah 26:7).

No doubt Jeremiah, who was only about 17 when God called him, had great inner turmoil over the fate of his people, and he begged them to listen. He is known as “the weeping prophet,” because he cried tears of sadness, not only because he knew what was about to happen, but because no matter how hard he tried, the people would not listen. Furthermore, he found no human comfort. God had forbidden him to marry or have children (Jeremiah 16:2), and his friends had turned their backs on him. So along with the burden of the knowledge of impending judgment, he also must have felt alone and lonely. God knew that this was the best course for Jeremiah, because He went on to tell him how horrible conditions would be in a short time, with babies, children, and adults dying “grievous” deaths, their bodies unable to even be buried, and their flesh devoured by the birds (Jeremiah 16:3-4).

Obviously, the people of Israel had become so hardened by the numbing effects of sin that they no longer believed God, nor did they fear Him. Jeremiah preached for 40 years, and not once did he see any real success in changing or softening the hearts and minds of his stubborn, idolatrous people. The other prophets of Israel had witnessed some successes, at least for a little while, but not Jeremiah. He was speaking to a brick wall; however, his words were not wasted. They were pearls being cast before swine in a sense, and they were convicting every person who heard them and refused to heed the warning.

Jeremiah tried to make the people understand their problem was a lack of belief, trust, and faith in God, along with an absence of fear which caused them to take Him for granted. It is very easy to be lulled into a false sense of security, especially when the focus is not on God. The nation of Israel, just like many nations today, had stopped putting God first, and had replaced Him with false gods, those that would not make them feel guilty or convict them of sin. God had delivered His people from bondage in Egypt, had performed miracles before them, and had even parted the waters of the sea for them. In spite of all these displays of God’s power, they returned to the false practices they had learned in Egypt, even making vows to the false ‘queen of heaven,’ along with the other rites and rituals that were part of the Egyptian culture and religion. God finally turned them over to their idolatry, saying “Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your vows!” (Jeremiah 44:25).

Jeremiah’s constant depression, plus his loneliness and isolation, finally got the best of him and he became discouraged. He sunk into the quagmire where many believers seem to get stuck when they think their efforts are not making a difference and time is ticking away. Jeremiah, just like every other human being, was emotionally spent, even to the point of doubting God (Jeremiah 15:18), but God was not done with him. Jeremiah 15:19 records a lesson for each believer to remember in those times when they feel alone, useless, and discouraged and their faith is wavering: “Therefore this is what the LORD says: ‘If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.’” God was saying to Jeremiah, come back to Me, and I will restore to you the joy of your salvation. These are similar to the words penned by David when he repented of his sin with Bathsheba (Psalm 51:12).

What we learn from the life of Jeremiah is the comfort of knowing that, just like every believer, even great prophets of God can experience rejection, depression, and discouragement in their walk with the Lord. This is a normal part of growing spiritually, because our sinful nature fights against our new nature, that which is born of the Spirit of God, according to Galatians 5:17: “For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.” But just as Jeremiah found, we can know that the faithfulness of our God is infinite; even when we are unfaithful to Him, He remains steadfast (2 Timothy 2:13).

Jeremiah was given the task of delivering an unpopular, convicting message to Israel, one that caused him great mental anguish, as well as making him despised in the eyes of his people. God says that His truth sounds like “foolishness” to those who are lost, but to believers they are the very words of life (1 Corinthians 1:18). He also says that the time will come when people will not tolerate the truth (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Those in Israel in Jeremiah’s day did not want to hear what he had to say, and his constant warning of judgment annoyed them. This is true of the world today, as believers who are following God’s instructions are warning the lost and dying world of impending judgment (Revelation 3:10). Even though most are not listening, we must persevere in proclaiming truth in order to rescue some from the terrible judgment that will inevitably come.

Recommended Resource
: The Great Lives from God's Word Series by Chuck Swindoll.

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: When People Can Walk Away From You, Let Them Walk



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Bible Prophecy Revealed w/Grant Jeffrey - Our Resurrection Bodies

Grant Jeffrey teaches an educational and inspiring message on our resurrection bodies. http://www.grantjeffrey.com. © 2010 Grant Jeffrey Ministries. All Rights Reserved.

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Jack Van Impe Presents (08-13-2011) #1133

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Global Headlines: Russia says we will have alien encounters within the next 20 years, An Anti-Israel President, Russia flexes her nuclear muscles

Chronology of Episode: Announcement of Global Headlines; Jack comments on the need for churches to preach Christ's coming; commentary on cultural fascination with aliens, vampire and werewolves movies, satanism etc.; Jack teaches on Lucifer and angels; the 7 major signs pointing to the return of the Lord and relating global headlines; 1st plug for product offer of the week; continuation of global headlines relating to the 7 major signs; Jack's invitation to Christ; Rexella's offer of "First Steps in a New Direction;" 2nd plug for product offer of the week; Rexella's end quote

Product Offer of the Week: 2-Disc Special "New World Order Rising" and "Dictator of the New World Order"

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8/12/11

Manna Fest w/Perry Stone (08-12-2011): #566 The Rapture - a Revelation of the Great Assembly

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Honor Roll: Remembering the 30 U.S. Forces Killed in Helicopter Crash


From PBS NewsHour: "On Friday's NewsHour, we close with a special edition on our ongoing honor roll of the American service personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. This week, the Pentagon released the names of the 30 troops -- Navy SEALS, soldiers and airmen -- killed in the helicopter downed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan last weekend. Watch that honor roll of all 30 men."

Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Update for week of August 12, 2011

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Iraq—Car Bomb Explodes Near Church—Assyrian Universal Alliance, Compass Direct News

Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,


A car bomb exploded outside a church in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Aug. 2, 2011, injuring more than 30 people in the latest of a series of attacks on Assyrian churches. Local authorities disarmed explosive devices near two other churches the same day. The blast, which covered the church building with glass, rubble and dust, caused serious damage to nearby houses and cars. “This has become ordinary for us, and we expect that any minute something will happen here,” a local pastor said. “Sometimes we feel there is some pressure over the Christians all over Iraq to make them leave their cities and go to the northern part of Iraq, to Kurdistan.” About half of Iraq’s Christian population has left the country since the beginning of the war.

Sudan—Christian Girl Escapes After a Year in Captivity—Compass Direct News

Matthew 5:11
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.


Sixteen-year-old Hiba Abdelfadil Anglo recently escaped from a gang of Muslims who kidnapped her more than a year ago. The kidnappers locked Hiba in a room, beat her, raped her and tried to force her to convert to Islam. “[On several occasions], the man who put me in his house tortured me and threatened to kill me,” she said. “Several times I was warned that if I did not convert to Islam, then I risked losing my life.” After a year in captivity, Hiba was left unguarded. She then escaped from her captors and begged a motorist to take her home. Hiba’s mother said Hiba was targeted because she is Christian. Hiba is recovering from a recent blow to her face, and it will be a long time before she recovers emotionally. “I cannot forget this bad incident,” she said. “And whenever I try to pray, I find it difficult to forget. I ask believers to pray for me for inner healing.”

Cuba—Persecuted Family Resettles in United States—Compass Direct News


Isaiah 4:6
And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.


Rev. Carlos Lamelas, once jailed in Cuba for his faith, recently arrived in the United States as a political refugee along with his wife and daughters. During his imprisonment, hundreds of Christians wrote him letters of encouragement, many through www.prisoneralert.com. Carlos was released from jail four months after his arrest on June 26, 2006. Unable to find employment and fearing another arrest, Carlos applied unsuccessfully for political asylum in 2010. In 2011, however, his case was reviewed and he and his family were granted status as political refugees. “For our part, we have been open to the will of God, and we know he will take us where we can best serve him,” he wrote. “Our moral commitment with the Lord’s work is permanent and without borders. We know that many brothers and sisters have collaborated for our benefit; we’re sorry not to know specifically who they are. Nevertheless, we want them to know that our love and gratitude is sealed in our hearts for the rest of our lives.”

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How can married Christians avoid emotional affairs?

Question: "How can married Christians avoid emotional affairs?"

Answer: An emotional affair occurs when a married person shares emotional intimacy and support with an individual other than his/her spouse. Marital partners should share problems, feelings, and needs with one another and determine the boundaries of what can be shared and to whom. Depending on others to meet our emotional needs can become a temptation, especially when spouses spend much time apart while spending large blocks of time with others. Co-workers and those in close proximity on a daily basis can become a substitute for emotional support. Work relations and friendships need to have proper boundaries to ensure they do not become inappropriate.

There are warning signs that a platonic friendship could be leading to an emotional affair. When we start to feel a need to hide aspects of a relationship, we are crossing a line into inappropriate territory. Emotional distance between spouses or an increase in arguments may indicate one spouse is turning to another person for closeness. Intimacy requires closeness, and that cannot happen if a spouse gives his/her closeness to someone outside the marriage. Thus, emotional affairs often lead to sexual affairs as the intimate emotional closeness shifts to physical closeness. Many people deny the seriousness of an emotional affair, but such affairs are not harmless and can destroy marriages and families.

Christians should make choices that guard against the temptation to lean on someone other than the spouse God has given to them. Some are:

1. Do not spend time alone with anyone of the opposite gender, especially one you are attracted to.
2. Do not spend more time with another person than your spouse.
3. Do not share intimate details of life with anyone before sharing it with your spouse.
4. Live transparently. Do everything as if your spouse is present.
5. Devote personal time to prayer and Bible study. Ask God to put a hedge around your marriage.
6. Maintain a pure thought life. Do not entertain fantasies about other people.
7. Plan time with your spouse on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and use those times to build emotional closeness between you.

All of these choices will help Christians to identify weak areas and avoid the temptation of an emotional affair.

Christian priorities must put marriage and family second only to the Lord. The Lord designed marriage to make two people into one person (Genesis 2:24). He wants them to grow together and let nothing separate them (Matthew 19:6). Married partners must value their relationship in the way the Lord values marriage and work on ways to build closeness in order to strengthen it. The Lord also forbids adultery or lusting for a person outside of marriage (Proverbs 6:25; Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:28). People who go outside the Lord’s design to meet their needs will ultimately sin against God and potentially ruin their relationships with Him and with one another (Proverbs 6:32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20).

The world believes that married partners need to have separate lives to be healthy. That is simply not God’s plan in creating men and women or marriage. He intended for married people to share a life together and create a family. Intimacy is formed when people are planning their lives together rather than living two separate lives in the same household. Those who do not understand God’s plan for married people can be misled into thinking it is unhealthy to share everything with one person, but that is what makes marriage different than any other relationship. It is a blessed union between two people and mirrors that of Christ and His church. Sharing intimacy with someone other than a spouse, whether physical or emotional, is sin and a violation of trust.

Recommended Resource: Intimate Allies by Dan B. Allender.

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