“Now these [the BEREANS] were MORE NOBLE than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, EXAMINING THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO SEE WHETHER THESE THINGS WERE SO.” – Acts 17:11
David wrote the best book on who goes to heaven scripturally, and almost no “Christian” bookstores in the USA will carry it (including Anchorage).
Once Saved, Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance
Took them forever, but good to hear, and that one pastor in CA already has tried to do the right thing, obeying God instead of man, like Rodney Howard-Browne did, defending the Constitution, which couldn’t be more clear.
Defying state coronavirus order, a thousand pastors plan to hold in-person services for Pentecost
More than 1,200 pastors have vowed to hold in-person services on May 31, Pentecost Sunday, defying a state moratorium on religious gatherings that Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Continue reading “Defying state coronavirus order, a thousand pastors plan to hold in-person services for Pentecost”
Most pastors walk according to the flesh and not according to the Holy Spirit, Who would have pastors stand against this unconstitutional tyranny.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT” – Romans 8:1.
“We need to go from being on a cruise ship to a battle ship. We need to be dragged from Sesame St. back to Azusa St., and watch God reform us, transform us into a group of people that can truly break the chains off of this nation and expose this lie. And we’ve got to do it now.” – Mario Murillo at 1:20:15 Continue reading “Murillo: Christians need to go from Sesame St. back to Azusa St., from being on a cruise ship to a battle ship — to break the chains off this nation and expose the lies”
“God can speak to a pastor to keep his church closed, but it had better be God speaking and not just the fear of man. We see ministers every day, soothingly expounding online how they ‘don’t want to offend.’”
– Mario Murillo
Few seem to be talking about the death toll that may result if the economy remains shut longer than it should. And how many have already died? I reject the notion that wanting to reopen America puts “profits over people.” I see some on the Left putting political agenda over people.
Lives Depend on Economic Activity. When you stop that, then you kill people. …
Our definition of safety must be weighed against the risk of death from listening to leftists who have other goals.
It is far too tempting for the Left. They have demonstrated a passion for three things to happen:
• They want desperately, above all else, for Trump to lose the election.
• They want to replace Free Market Capitalism with Socialism.
• And they want to weaken the church.
If the virus becomes an open-ended political excuse—relying on models that are leftist and not scientific—then we have to do some deep soul searching. If we see our leaders are willing to allow the deaths that we know will happen from a dead economy—and closed churches—because they want to prevent the ones that might happen, then it’s no longer prudence, it’s politics.
“Paul said, in the face of a brutal government, to obey. He didn’t say obey if your rights are recognized, he said obey.”
Sunday, 10 May 2020
Churches Refuse to Cower Before Caesar; Court Victory in Kentucky
Some churches are suing. Some are asking permission to reopen in-person church services. Some are announcing they are opening in-person church services — with or without the government’s permission. Continue reading “Churches Refuse to Cower Before Caesar; Court Victory in Kentucky – 1st Amendment Stand!”
Made fun of for making sure what we’re being told is actually so.
Paul: “Now these [the BEREANS] were MORE NOBLE than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, EXAMINING THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO SEE WHETHER THESE THINGS WERE SO.” – Acts 17:11
Nothing demonstrates the glory of God to me in nature more than the wondrous northern lights dancing overhead, filling the entire sky!
Walking through the Redwoods is my #2 most awesome. And the flight over the 50-mile-long Ruth glacier in front of Denali is #3.
I’ve actually had some AMAZING supernatural experiences in the presence of God that top these natural experiences, including when the angels sung during the Rodney Howard-Browne meetings in Anchorage, 1993.
The coming spiritual revival will be AWESOME!
I do like this “Open Heart” image a lot!
JOY OF NATURE
Here’s a short video of the best northern lights I saw on my 18-night springtime Aurora Hunt to the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska in early April, 2020. Hope you can feel the real-time JOY, and please feel free to share!
“Open Heart” is at 5:30
Danny Faulkner’s book:
Falling Flat: A Refutation of Flat Earth Claims Paperback – September 10, 2019
Don’t be fooled by the cover.
Kick demon butt! Our warfare is against demons, not people. But the demons are often in people!
Sometimes, one has to crank it up, and pray strongly in the Spirit. Spiritual warfare. Power to the Peaceful!
Music to kick demons with:
“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are not mad; you are not like us.'” – St. Anthony the Great ~ 254-356 A.D.
Tertullian, writing in 197 AD, talks about what church was like.
Tertullian, The Apology, Chapter 39
We are a body knit together as such by a common religious profession, by unity of discipline, and by the bond of a common hope. We meet together as an assembly and congregation, that, offering up prayer to God as with united force, we may wrestle with Him in our supplications. This strong exertion God delights in. We pray, too, for the emperors, for their ministers and for all in authority, for the welfare of the world, for the prevalence of peace, for the delay of the final consummation.
We assemble to read our sacred writings, if any peculiarity of the times makes either forewarning or reminiscence needful. However it be in that respect, with the sacred words we nourish our faith, we animate our hope, we make our confidence more steadfast; and no less by inculcations of God’s precepts we confirm good habits.
In the same place also exhortations are made, rebukes and sacred censures are administered. For with a great gravity is the work of judging carried on among us, as befits those who feel assured that they are in the sight of God; and you have the most notable example of judgment to come when anyone has sinned so grievously as to require his severance from us in prayer, in the congregation and in all sacred intercourse. The tried men of our elders preside over us, obtaining that honour not by purchase but by established character.
There is no buying and selling of any sort in the things of God. Though we have our treasure-chest, it is not made up of purchase-money, as of a religion that has its price. [Old covenant tithing not practiced – ed.] On the monthly day, if he likes, each puts in a small donation; but only if it be his pleasure, and only if he be able: for there is no compulsion; all is voluntary. These gifts are, as it were, piety’s deposit fund. For they are not taken thence and spent on feasts, and drinking-bouts, and eating-houses, but to support and bury poor people, to supply the wants of boys and girls destitute of means and parents, and of old persons confined now to the house; such, too, as have suffered shipwreck; and if there happen to be any in the mines or banished to the islands or shut up in the prisons, for nothing but their fidelity to the cause of God’s Church, they become the nurslings of their confession.
But it is mainly the deeds of a love so noble that lead many to put a brand upon us. See, they say, how they love one another, for they themselves are animated by mutual hatred. See, they say about us, how they are ready even to die for one another, for they themselves would sooner kill.
Joining a lawsuit by a Baptist church, the U.S. Justice Department is warning officials in Greenville, Mississippi, they must recognize “there is no pandemic exception to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards” in their response to the coronavirus.
“Individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis,” the DOJ said in a brief filed in a case brought by Temple Baptist Church against the city. Continue reading “Church Rights: ‘There is no pandemic exception to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards’”
Jesus in John 15
18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his lord.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But they will do all these things to you for my name’s sake, because they don’t know him who sent me.”
Jesus in Mark 13:13
“You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.”
BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU. BLESS AND CURSE NOT. PRAY FOR THEM WHO PERSECUTE YOU.
1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Michael Fackerell from bird chirping Australia:
OUTSTANDING! Brian Young challenges Christians to do what Jesus did, obeying God the Father no matter what, instead of cowering in fear.
To see where I’m coming from regarding Covid-19, please check out my Coronavirus/Covid-19 category posts at ToBeFree.
“This whole stand was about the 1st Amendment. … This is the last stand for freedom on the planet. If America falls, the whole world will fall under global tyranny.”
“The Republic is in a crisis. The light of liberty is flickering. It’s like any little wind can blow it out. And when it blows out, it’s gone forever.”
– Rodney Howard-Browne