Every night FORGIVE those who hurt you, PRAY FOR those who need it, and THANK our Heavenly Father for everything you have.
Every night FORGIVE those who hurt you, PRAY FOR those who need it, and THANK our Heavenly Father for everything you have.
A study done by the American Journal of Human Biology found that speaking in tongues was associated with both a reduction in circulatory cortisol, and enhancements in alpha-amylase enzyme activity – two common biomarkers of stress reduction that can be measured in saliva.
Several sociological studies report various social benefits to engaging in Pentecostal glossolalia, such as an increase in self-confidence. Continue reading “[Wikipedia] ‘Speaking in tongues’: Studies show no activity in brain’s language areas — stress reduction & increase in self-confidence”
From: Songfacts — Mark Farner (ex-Grand Funk)
Songfacts: How did you come up with that song? It seems so unusual – so long and it changes gears in the middle.
Farner: Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o’clock in the morning – I’m always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.
I got up and I wrote it, and as I’m writing it, I’m between the state of subconscious and conscious. I’ve got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn’t sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was.
Well, in the morning, I got up, I was drinking my coffee, I was looking at the horses out in the pasture, and I got my feet kicked up. I thought, I’ll grab my flattop here. I had an acoustic George Washburn, a resonant guitar from my kitchen – everybody would grab it when they came here. I started playing. Wow, that’s nice, what the heck is that? Then I made that C chord. I made a mistake. I was going for the G and it was a little short and I hit the C. And I looked down because that chord spoke to me in such a way. I’ve never heard that come out, that inversion of the C. I thought, Wow, that’s a cool chord. Then I thought maybe with those words in the other room, maybe that’s a song, so I grabbed the legal pad and laid it down on the table next to my coffee and I just started strumming. “Everybody…” And it just started coming out. …
Mary and the “saints” who actually did make it to heaven can’t communicate with people on Earth, so prayers to them are futile, border on idolatry, and can open the door to demons. This is one of the most disturbing elements of Catholic doctrine, and has no Scriptural support.
Dear Catholic church goer, beware of the teachings you hear, test everything by prayer and by the Holy Spirit. Spend time in the Holy Scriptures, don’t depend on others for the truth. Do your homework. Your soul is too precious to God, it is too precious for you to risk it by swallowing all the deceptions these “churches” throw at you. You are accountable.
When you communicate with the dead, no matter where they are or what form they are in, you are opening yourself up to the spiritual dimension. It is VERY DANGEROUS because you don’t know what you are dealing with.
There are many instances of people contracting demonic spirits because of these things. Prayer to your favourite dead saint, communicating with Mary IS DANGEROUS. Saying that you are not praying to them but asking them to intercede for you does not change anything. Prayer is communication, playing on words will not help you.
The only prayer you could and should do is one to God Himself. The only mediator you could talk to is Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man. That is because only God is on the throne and only God has under Him all spiritual powers including the dark principalities.
Also the Lord is insulted when you display your hypocrisy by communicating with anyone other than Him. He is not busy somewhere in a heavenly office. He is not unavailable. He is always there waiting for you to go to HIM. Jesus promised that He will never leave us.
Can you imagine working for a boss who sends out for you to come to His office. Can you imagine you sending someone to go talk to Him for you? Do you think the boss will be happy? He sent out FOR YOU. He wants YOU to go to Him personally.
Don’t be a hypocrite. Jesus said in John 14:23 that He and the Father will make their abode WITHIN YOU. You have a STRAIGHT connection, you can approach the throne with confidence. Stop listening to that catholic garbage. Don’t insult Jesus. GO TO HIM.
Out of all the prophets, saints or anyone you think is very spiritual, there is ONLY ONE who left His throne to come and DIE FOR YOU dear friend. There is only one who shed His blood for the forgiveness of your sins, there is only one who went to the cross.
Don’t insult Him by sending someone else for you. Go to Him YOURSELF.
And may God bless you!
From the album ‘From My Heart,’ 2003
5:32:55 “When was the last time we confessed our sins to one another?”
5:33:40 For 30 years, Dana has been accountable to six men, to whom he writes a letter each Sunday, telling them his temptations, frustrations, challenges, relationship with his wife, church situations, etc. — as transparent as he can be. So they pray for him in those areas. He’s accountable to them.
5:36:10 For nine years, every Tuesday night, he and 6-10 guys (some are the same as those above) pray for one another. “That Tuesday night prayer time is a no-miss for me.”
5:38:05 Dana’s serious health problems he’s dealt with and has mostly has overcome!
5:46:55 “The power of sin is in secrecy.” Continue reading “Dana Coverstone: Confessing Our Sins One To Another – “The power of sin is in secrecy” – Being Accountable Being Accountable”
I’ve been praying through much of what comes to mind, myself. Demons drive people to do evil things. Prayer can deal with many of these demons, and God can move many to do what is right instead.
I totally believe this principle. God gives us visions, dreams and words of knowledge to warn us about what’s coming, in part so we’ll be able to thwart some of these things by what we pray for and even do.
Dana Coverstone has had serious dreams about what is coming soon in America, starting especially in November. Hopefully, some of these things won’t come to pass now, as he saw them in his dreams because so many seriously prayed. And people are getting serious about obeying God too!
13:35 “I think there are things that are not going to happen now because we prayed. … And I think there are things we are now ready for in the next few months that we were not ready for because we prayed.” – Dana Coverstone Continue reading “Coverstone: Because we prayed, some dire things shown in dreams may not happen”
BE THE CENTRE
Jesus, be the centre
Be my source, be my light
Jesus, be the centre
Be my hope, be my song
Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, be my vision
Be my path, be my guide
Slow and powerful!
If you’ve prayed a repentance prayer and still don’t feel guilt free, sometimes saying a prayer is not enough. Sometimes we must reconcile to be free, to have no condemnation:
“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
“If therefore you are offering your gift [lifting up ‘holy’ hands to the Lord] at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift [worshiping in Spirit and in truth].” – Mt. 5:23-24
This is why Paul was able to say:
“..I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men” – Acts 24:16.
Where we spend eternity depends on this, but reconciliation will also bring in revival (when we’re ‘ONE’ in Christ – John 17):
“Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” – James 5:16a
God is waiting to pour out His grace on us when we actually do Jesus’ greatest two commandments.
If our consciences condemn us, this probably isn’t the Devil, as many pastors teach. This is the Holy Spirit warning us to get right with each other so we can be clean and FREE from guilt — ‘ONE’ with each other!
To be going-to-heaven Christians and for Jesus to fill us with His joy and peace, we must be right with each other.
Let us be ‘ONE’ “that the world will know!”
What I call James-3 cursing:
“Witchcraft is counterfeit spiritual authority; it is using a spirit other than the Holy Spirit to dominate, manipulate, or control others.
– Rick Joyner shared on Facebook, 7/10/14
Dear Heavenly Father, in the name of The Lord Jesus, I purpose and choose to forgive (name) from my whole heart for (what they did).
I release (name). I cancel their debts and obligations to me in this issue.
Dear Lord, I ask you to forgive me for my bitterness toward (above name) in this situation.
In the name of Jesus, by the power of Your blood, I cancel all of Satan’s power and authority over me in this issue, because I have forgiven them, and You have forgiven me. It is done and over with.
Holy Spirit, please come and heal my heart. And please tell me your truth about this situation.
I now purpose and choose to forgive myself.
The counselor then gives the person praying an opportunity to speak what God often says. This is a great way to hear God’s voice!
Mine then asked: Do you feel any guilt or condemnation? Does it hurt anymore?
Prayer is explained in my 2009 post: Forgiving-Others, Freedom Prayer!
This previous video by Jesse is also amazing, where he goes into this more. I transcribed many of his excellent, words, summarized here:
(vid) Jesse Lee Peterson w/ Stefan Molyneux: FORGIVE & BE FREE!! – “God has it set up so when you forgive He will forgive you and make you free! He will take the *spirit of anger* away from you and give you perfect peace” — When you fall away from the light with anger you fall into the darkness. Satan starts to work. You hear voices – yourself talking to you, telling you to do things. He leads you down the wrong path • A spirit made a home within you • Once you see that and forgive, in that very moment that spirit is taken away from you, and it’s as though you have never gone through anything. It doesn’t play over and over in your mind. Your soul is NOT FEELING THE PAIN of it anymore because it has reconnected to the Tree of Life • Drop the anger so you can overcome the voices of the deceiver • Return to the quiet, still voice of God, and you’ll be guided in the right way all the time • Perfect love makes you free, gives you authority over the enemy • Once you realize ‘IF I’M THIS WAY,’ then the person you’re mad at must not have been able… • This will help you to forgive others • Perfect love is the way to go! • The only thing that will SOOTH the SOUL is forgiveness
Jesse writes in his notes under this video (spell-checked by me):
You can change. There’s another reality within all of us: the kingdom of heaven within. The scripture says: Seek first the kingdom of God, and his right way, and all things will be added. You will have perfect peace, with no anger, and be free. You’ll deal with the world and overcome issues. There is a spiritual battle for control of your life — one of good (God within), and one from evil, from your father the Devil.
Most are in a fallen state, born into a messed up family, where fathers and mothers are not a living examples of what you need to watch and see — how to deal with life.
The voice of Satan in your head doesn’t want you to be still and discover the true God within. He’s constantly trying to deceive you, feed you doubt. Instead, practice doubting every thought, and believe in the Voiceless Voice, the revelation of God — bring every thought into captivity, because every thought is a lie, and you’re overreacting in darkness. After a while, you become mentally ill, psychotic, thinking of suicide, sick, out of it, angry, frustrated, fearful.
Before you enter, you must forgive.
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Continue reading “(vid) Jesse Lee Peterson: Don't Give Up on Yourself — "You will have perfect peace, with no anger, and be free! You'll deal with the world and overcome issues. There is a spiritual battle for control of your life — one of good (God within), and one from evil, from your father the Devil. The voice of Satan in your head doesn't want you to be still and discover the true God within"”
Continue reading “(vid) Francis Chan: Why Bible Reading Is Important”
Also, many ‘Christians’ follow the louder, pushy, familiar spirits instead, which confuse and lead astray — being in there because of lack of perfect love, holiness and praying enough in the Holy Spirit.
“Most Christians don’t hear God’s voice because we’ve already decided we aren’t going to do what He says.”
– A. W. Tozer
Do you listen to His voice?
Published on Apr 17, 2018
Jesus said:”My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.” If you have accepted Jesus and you listen to Him, He will teach and guide you.
Jesus called me. One night many years ago, I woke up and I clearly heard these words:”Go into all the world an make disciples of all nations. Go where I send you. Take their hand and put it in My hand and I will guide them.”
Jesus guides my footsteps and He warns me of danger. Years ago I used to preach at a church in the townships on Sundays. It was a very dangerous area. One Sunday morning I woke up at 4 in the morning. I had just dreamed that I was in the township on my way to the church and had been shot. Jesus was telling me not to go. The very next day Christian missionaries were shot and killed in the same area.
In the corporate work situation, Jesus guided me, gave me wisdom in business decisions. In the home, Jesus guided me in the discipline and bringing up of my children. In my marriage, my relationship with my wife, Jesus guides me. In all things, I seek His guidance and approval.
Jesus speaks to all His children but many do not listen. They follow their own mind and they follow the advice of other people.
We cannot please Jesus and bear fruit for His kingdom if we do not listen to Him and obey Him.
That is why many Christians will end up in hell. They are stubborn and disobedient. they follow after their own ways and the ways of the world, and they ignore Jesus when He speaks to them.
Without Jesus, we can do nothing. If we want to enter His kingdom, we have to listen to Him and obey Him. If we stray from Jesus we will perish.
Seek Jesus with all your heart. Live your life to please Him. Pray, wait on Him. Listen and obey when He speaks to you and He will guide you all the way, until the end.
May Jesus bless you. Continue reading “(3 min vid) Boshoff: Do you listen to His voice? — Jesus said: "My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me"”
“Don’t let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.”
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Continue reading “(vid) Sam Robson: Oh Happy Day! – Acapella Arrangement…”
John MacArthur also pushes the once-saved-also-saved heresy (OSAS).
If we abide in Christ, loving one another (v. 12), we get sap from the Holy Spirit to bear fruit that remains. Jesus then says in v. 11: “that my joy may remain in you, and THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE MADE FULL.”
Jesus says in John 15:
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer. 2 Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. 5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. 8 “In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples. 9 Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love. 11 I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE MADE FULL.
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
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This isn’t specifically a Christian video, but it scientifically shows why it’s important to be openly thankful for our food, and to pray for our food to nourish our bodies.
Continue reading “(vid) The Power of Your Intentions (The Rice Experiment) — Why pray for our food to nourish our bodies – AMAZING!”
Excellent message except: God does not make sure we won’t walk away though, starting @18:30. Many truly born-again people are doing exactly that — not making sure they’re right with God and men — keeping our hearts pure, our consciences clean.
God allows us to willfully sin and not repent; though, it will grieve His heart. Those who do this become prodigal. God eagerly waits for them/us to return, but He won’t make us serve Him.
The Church In The End Days – Francis Chan
We are becoming more and more like the world around us. The warning in then end days is being seen in the “typical” churches. We are seeing families are falling apart, teens are out of control, parents are faced with addictions. How in the world does a Pastor lead this congregation to glorify God. This message is to encourage and challenge pastors. All Rights belong to Francis Chan