As children of the one true living God, we are all called to live in God's will each and every day. Some callings are easy: hold the door for that stranger, or buy your friend lunch. But other callings are monumental. Sell your home and become a missionary, or quit your steady job in order to work for your local church. Those paralyzing callings seem insane to worldly eyes, and the only way we can fulfill something so impossible, is to lean on the One who makes all things possible. In order to abide in the calling of God on our lives, no matter how big or small, we've got to listen to the cry of the Lord in the wilderness. Take time to dwell in Him and identify the sound of his positive and confirming voice over you. Dwell in the house of the Lord and allow Him to move on your heart this week. Be blessed!
We had the privilege of hosting Dr. Allen Tennison of North Central University in Minneapolis at Good Hope. He spoke on being Christian communities in a divided world. [Recorded 7/31/2022]You can download supporting materials for the sermon here: https://link.goodhope.ag/tennison-materialsVideo Version: https://youtu.be/kp7aIXjnTe4 About Dr. Tennison:Dr. Allen Tennison is a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the American Academy of Religion. He has taught theology and church history at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2004, and served in pastoral ministry for over fifteen years.Dr. Tennison has authored articles on Pentecostalism and pneumatology. His forthcoming book, Logic of the Spirit, addresses the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in early Pentecostalism.His wife, Rhonda Tennison, serves as an Assemblies of God missionary to children at risk in both Los Angeles and the Twin Cities area.#pandemic #polarization #allentennison #ncu #goodhope #assemblyofgod
Religious conservatives are performing school assemblies and funneling kids to church all at taxpayer expense and earlier this month the SHoWLE Board voted to ban weapons at meetings. Doug explains why. Show Notes Subscribe to our newsletter Check out our merch 00:45 Fake School Assemblies 16:14 SHoWLE bans guns at meetings --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/glasscityhumanist/message
“When the enemy takes a run at your church, he won't do it through those who attend it; he will do it through those who lead it,” writes Chris Sonksen. “One of his most effective plans against the local church can be summed up in one word: Leaderdrift.” I talk with Sonksen about what leaderdrift is and how to stop it in this episode of the Influence Podcast. I'm George P. Wood, executive editor of Influence magazine and your host. Chris Sonksen is an ordained Assemblies of God minister with extensive ministry experience as a senior pastor and church consultant. He is founder and CEO of Church BOOM, a coaching agency for churches and leaders, and author of Saving Your Church From Itself: Six Subtle Behaviors That Tear Teams Apart and How to Stop Them, published recently by Baker Books. ----- This episode of the Influence Podcast is brought to you by My Healthy Church, distributors of Bible Engagement Project. Bible Engagement Project gives churches access to a library of kids curriculum and small group resources all in one subscription. Visit BibleEngagementProject.com to download sample lessons.
Question Timestamps: Eloise, GA (2:06) - Are those that are saved by Jesus perfect? Laura, Facebook (4:58) - What are the differences between churches like Calvary Chapel, Assemblies of God, or non-denominational? David, Facebook (7:59) - Where did the name “rapture” come from when referring to the lifting up of the Lord's people during his second coming? Collin, AR (10:59) - Are Abragam's blossom and the paradise side of Hades the same place? Craig, SC (15:36) - Job talks about the sons of God and how they would come to present themselves. What are they presenting, andis that something that still occurs? Does every reference to the “son of man” in the Old Testament refer to Jesus? Leslie, GA (22:41) - How should someone start reading the Bible? Dustin, MS (26:02) - If we are saved by Jesus and we fall into sin, is that rejection of the Spirit? Why do I have bad thoughts? Shawn, TN (33:37) - My coworker is an ex-pastor and no longer a believer. I invited him to my Bible study, and now he's avoiding me. How should I interact with him now? Toye, NY (37:36) - Who first called the people Christians since God and Jesus never called believers that? Larry, MS (41:47) - What does the word “study” mean in Timothy 2:15? Orlando, NY (45:11) - What defines a “saint?” And what are the saints of the Bible? Mike, TN (46:31) - Do you think that the soldier that said, “surely this man was the son of God,” was saved? Shelly, Facebook (49:58) - What language did everyone speak before we had different races and languages? Matthew, NY (51:54) - Why do we need to get baptized if it isn't required for salvation? Will, TX (55:10) - How does a new Christian stay strong against the whippings of the world while you're trying to be Christ-like? Questions? 888-712-7434 Questions@bbtlive.org
John Zick serves as the national director of Ministerial Advancement (CALLED) for the Assemblies of God. He has been in full-time ministry for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles including Youth Culture Specialist/Staff Evangelist at the Northern California/Nevada District Office; Next Gen Pastor at Grand Rapids First in Grand Rapids, Michigan; NextGen Leadership Development Director at the Michigan Network Office; and everything in between. John is the author of Called, a book for individuals who are sensing a call to ministry. He is married to Alicia and has two boys Oliver Ezra Zick and Emerson Elyot Zick.
Speaker: Pastor Geary JimenezMessage: DON'T SELLOUTDate: 09.18.2022------------------------------Click on the link below or visit us on SPOTIFY for this message and past messageshttps://open.spotify.com/show/2W2CneZ2uDs9lkad78sOce------------------------------For more information on our ministries and events and to find us on social media all in one place, CLICK HERE: https://linktr.ee/goharvestegAll Rights Reserved | Harvest Church Media Productions | Harvest Church, Elk Grove 2022Thank you for your support!: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/goharvestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Life can get mundane. If we allow ourselves to settle into our routine, we lose sight of what's really important. In today's sermon from guest speaker Pastor Ben Stokes, we learn how to see past our selfish desires in order to grow again in the calling and the greater plans that God has for us.
Join our guest speaker, Dr. Ryan Darrow, a marriage and family therapist and child development specialist as he shares a timely word for today. Dr. Darrow is also an ordained Assemblies of God minister who serves the AG on the National Mental Health Care Committee. ------ Ways to Connect: Church App: https://tithely.app.link/bear-creek-assembly-of-god Website: www.bearcreekag.org Online Campus: www.facebook.com/groups/bearcreekagonline Text NEW to 1-844-259-0900
Father Samuel Davis was not always a Greek Orthodox priest. He was in the Air Force, UFC training, and grew up Assemblies of God before he became Orthodox. Father Samuel has a unique understanding of the similarities and differences of Evangelicalism and Orthodoxy, and in this episode he breaks down why he chose Orthodoxy.
September 11, 2022 [Speaker: Dan Herod] – Our guest speakers this morning is Dan Herod, who leads the Youth Alive ministry for the Wisconsin and Northern Michigan District of the Assemblies of God. He started with a review of the Youth Alive ministry in our area and it's impact on teenagers. He followed that with a message he entitled “Three Lies We've All Been Told.” Well meaning people often say things that are actually painful and untrue when speaking to others who are hurting. Dan reviews the lies and what the Bible says to comfort those in need.
Isolation seems entirely harmless from the outside looking in. In fact, it may even be comfortable. But it is when we're at our most isolated, that the enemy can wreak the most havoc in our lives. In today's message from Pastor Johnathon Peña, we are reminded of the importance of staying away from The Fringe. Flee from indifference this week and embrace all that God has for you! Be blessed.
Speaker: Pastor Marquel McGheeMessage: SLOW DOWN & GET ACTIVEDate: 09.11.2022------------------------------Click on the link below or visit us on SPOTIFY for this message and past messageshttps://open.spotify.com/show/2W2CneZ2uDs9lkad78sOce------------------------------For more information on our ministries and events and to find us on social media all in one place, CLICK HERE: https://linktr.ee/goharvestegAll Rights Reserved | Harvest Church Media Productions | Harvest Church, Elk Grove 2022Thank you for your support!: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/goharvestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How God speaks to us Talk 12 Preachers and Pastors In recent talks we've been considering how God speaks to us through our parents and through other Christians. We now turn our attention to how God speaks to us through the preaching of his word by those he has called and gifted to do so. We have already seen that God expects all Christians to spread the good news of the gospel to those with whom they come in contact. The gift of the Holy Spirit is available to all Christians and his empowering enables us all to be witnesses for Christ. In Ephesians 4:11-12, however, we read how Christ has given to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, to equip God's people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up. I have written at length on each of these roles in my book, Body Builders, so won't be going into great detail here. It will be enough for us to remind ourselves that one of the chief ways that God has chosen to speak to us is through his servants. Of course, God speaks to us individually as we read our Bibles, but that by no means does away with the need for the teaching of God's word through those to whom he has entrusted our spiritual welfare. In Acts 20 the apostle Paul is on his way to Jerusalem and at Miletus he calls for the elders of the church to come and see him (v17). He knows that none of them will ever see him again (v25) and he wants to encourage them and pray with them one last time. He tells them to Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood (v28). Notice that in verse 17 these people are referred to as elders. In this verse they're called overseers and shepherds. It's clear from this and from passages like 1 Peter 5:1-5 and Titus 1:5-7 that: In the New Testament elders, overseers, and shepherds (pastors) are interchangeable terms referring to the same role. Their responsibility is to protect and care for the flock (God's people) from ‘wolves' (false teachers) who distort the truth (Acts 20:29, 1 Peter 5:2). They must encourage others by sound teaching and refute those who oppose it (Titus 1:9). They are ultimately accountable to Christ, who is the Chief Shepherd of the flock (1 Peter 5:5). Since God has given such a serious responsibility to those who are the shepherds of his sheep, it follows that his people are to pay attention to the teaching and advice given by church leaders. I can't say in all honestly that I have always done so – in fact I remember that as a teenager I sometimes argued publicly with our Baptist pastor (for which I wrote and apologized a few years later after I was baptized with the Holy Spirit). But I'm so glad that down through the years again and again God has spoken to me and guided me through the teaching and advice of pastors and other preachers. Perhaps the best example of this is how the Lord called me to full-time ministry. Mamhead Park is a country mansion built regardless of cost in the nineteenth century. Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful countryside, with views going down to the sea at Lyme Bay on the south coast of England, in the 1950s it was used by the Baptists as a centre for retreats and conferences. It was also used in the school holidays for Summer Schools for young people. It was at one of these that God spoke to me and showed me that I was to be a minister. It was at the end of one of the evening sessions. The preacher had just finished his message and the Reverend Cyril Rushbridge, who had been leading the meeting, was expected to close in prayer. But before he did so, he said, Before we close in prayer I just feel the Lord wants me to tell you how he called me to the ministry. He then took just a few minutes sharing with us how this had happened. It was nothing like Paul's experience on the Damascus Road. I don't remember the details, but by the time he had finished I felt sure that God was calling me to the ministry too. This was confirmed by Kate, one of the young people from our youth group, who said to me as soon as the meeting ended, David, do you know now what the Lord wants you to do with your life? The answer was yes, I was absolutely sure. I wrote home to my parents telling them what had happened. When I got home, they told me how pleased they were and how, when the doctor had told them that they were unlikely to have any children, they had prayed that the Lord would give them a son who would have an international ministry. I was 16 at the time and in the middle of preparing for A levels at school. I spoke to our pastor, the Reverend Leslie Moxham, and asked his advice as to my next steps now that the Lord had called me to the ministry. He suggested that I should start to attend the midweek Prayer and Bible Study meeting and this I was happy to do. But there was just one problem – time! Students at Brentwood School, where I attended, had lessons for six days every week and were expected to do two to three hours ‘prep' every evening. Sunday was the only day we were not at school and on Sundays I was already attending Boys' Brigade Bible Class at 10am, the morning church service at 11am, teenage Bible Class at 3pm, youth discussion group at 4.30pm, the evening service at 6.30pm and an after church ‘sing-song' from 8-9pm! I also attended Boys' Brigade, Young People's Fellowship, and the church Youth Club three evenings every week. Could I still fit in an extra meeting without it affecting my studies at school? My history teacher clearly thought not! About two months before I was due to take my A level exams, he said to me in front of the whole class, Quite honestly, Petts, unless you work harder, you're going to fail you're A levels. To which I replied, Well, you see Sir, I believe that God has called me to the ministry and that it's important that I attend the meetings at our church, and I explained to him how busy I was. Then I added, Actually, Sir, I believe that if I put God first, and if he wants me to pass my A levels, he will not let me down. To which he replied, Petts, I respect your convictions, but I can't say that I agree with you. As a result of that conversation, I did try to work harder, but I also continued to attend all the meetings at church, including the midweek Bible Study recommended by my pastor. When the A level results were published, to the surprise of my teacher I had received a comfortable pass in all subjects, including History. And to my surprise, I was shortly afterwards awarded a prestigious Heseltine Exhibition to study at Brasenose College, Oxford. I give God all the glory for this. I had followed my Pastor's advice and had tried to put God first. I had honoured the Lord in front of my teacher and fellow-students, and the Lord did not fail me. A few years later, after graduating from Oxford, I was pastoring a small church in Colchester. The church funds were insufficient to pay me full time, so I was teaching Religious Education in a local secondary school to provide for the needs of our young family. This was clearly part of the Lord's plan as during the years I was teaching there dozens of teenagers came to our church and made decisions for Christ. But I knew that the Lord had called me to full time ministry and that eventually the time would come for me to give up my teaching job. The question was, when? The answer came during the Assemblies of God Annual Conference held in Clacton in May 1966. I was not able to attend during the day as it coincided with the school summer term, but I was able to go in the evenings as Clacton is not very far from Colchester. The preacher on the first night was Pastor Eddie Durham. He began by talking about how, in time past, if a man wanted to challenge another to a duel, he would throw down a gauntlet in front of him. The challenge was accepted by the other man picking up the gauntlet. Pastor Durham then produced a motorcycle gauntlet and threw it on the floor before the congregation, saying, I challenge young men in this meeting to give themselves full time to the ministry! I remember thinking, That's all very well. I'd love to be full time in the ministry, but it simply isn't possible financially. My teaching job was our only means of income. But then I added, But, Lord, if that's what you want me to do, I'll do it, but you'll have to make it very clear by the end of the week. The reason I said this was that I was contractually obliged to submit my resignation to the school where I was teaching by the end of May if I was not going to return for the beginning of the new term in September. God had just a week to let me know what he wanted me to do. And he did! Night after night I went back to those meetings, having told no one but Eileen what I had prayed. And each night, in one way or another, God spoke to me confirming that I was to give up my teaching job. A particular highlight was the preaching of Thomas F. Zimmerman, the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God in the USA, who was one of the guest preachers at the conference. What made it particularly significant was the fact that it was the night of my ordination where hands were laid on me in recognition of the ministry God had given me. Zimmerman's message was based on 1 Kings 17-18 and the story of Elijah. I was reminded that if we follow God's PLAN, we will know his PROVISION and his POWER. By the end of the week Eileen and I were fully convinced that God's plan was that I should give up my teaching job and trust him to provide for our needs. And so, first thing on Monday morning, I went to the head teacher, who, incidentally, was an atheist, and handed in my resignation. When asked for a reason, I could only reply, Well Sir, this may sound a little strange, but God has told me to. Next time: God speaks to us through prophets
Link to bioRxiv paper: http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2022.09.06.506754v1?rss=1 Authors: Boucly, C. J., Pompili, M. N., Todorova, R., Leroux, E. M., Wiener, S., Zugaro, M. Abstract: Cell assemblies are considered fundamental units of brain activity, underlying diverse functions ranging from perception to memory and decision-making. Cell assemblies have historically been conceived of as internal representations of specific stimuli or actions. Alternatively, cell assemblies can be endogenously defined by their ability to effectively elicit specific responses in downstream ('reader') neurons. Yet, whether cell assemblies are selectively detected by downstream neurons remains unknown. Here, we provide evidence for such assembly-reader communication. Reader activation was genuinely collective, functionally selective, yet flexible, implementing both pattern separation and completion. These processes occurred at the time scale of membrane integration, synaptic plasticity and gamma oscillations. Finally, assembly-reader couplings were selectively modified upon learning, indicating that they were plastic and reflected behaviorally relevant variables. These results support cell assemblies as an endogenous mechanism for brain function. Copy rights belong to original authors. Visit the link for more info Podcast created by PaperPlayer
n this episode of Your Day, Doug Clay talks with John Zick, who oversees the Called Initiative at the AG National Office. Zick shares his passion and vision the Called Initiative...the AG's concerted effort to partner with churches, pastors and students who have been called to ministry...how the Assemblies of God resources individuals and churches for ministry, and Zick's latest book, "CALLED." To connect with John or for more information, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank God that we are more than just followers of Jesus, we are FRIENDS of Jesus! In today's sermon from Pastor Josh Brown, rejoice in the fact that God has always, and will always, want you. Grow in nearness to Jesus this week and be blessed!
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Belfast People's Assembly Last summer Sinn Féin announced the setting up of a ‘Commission on the Future of Ireland.' The Commission is a unique and ambitious initiative which includes a series of Peoples' Assemblies under the broad slogan - ‘The New Ireland is for Everyone – Have Your Say.'On 12 October - the inaugural first public meeting of the People's Assembly will take place in Belfast's Waterfront Hall between 7 and 9pm. Prison Privileges.On my occasional vacations at her majesty's pleasure many of my comrades made mementos of their incarcerations from wood or leather as gifts for family or friends or for The Green Cross or An Cumann Cabhrach, the prisoner's dependents support groups. I rarely did any handicraft work. I lacked the skill sets required. In the beginning my artistic endeavours were limited to the production of handkerchiefs suitably adorned with pledges of everlasting love with appropriate symbols
Talk 11 God speaks through other Christians Welcome back after a short break. Let's remind you what we've been saying so far. We've seen that: God speaks to all humanity through his creation He spoke to Israel by the prophets He has finally spoken by his Son He speaks today through the Bible He speaks through other people - parents Why believe that God speaks to us through the Bible Tells us about Jesus Jesus believed that God speaks through scripture The apostles and early church believed… The Bible shows us the way of salvation How to understand the Bible correctly What part of the Bible are we reading – OT or NT? What is the context of the passage we are reading? Literary context Historical/sociological context Immediate context Different ways God speaks through the Bible He teaches what we should believe and how we should behave He shows us what to expect by giving us examples from the lives of God's people He encourages us by giving us many wonderful promises He directs us by bringing key verses to our attention God speaks through other people Last time: Parents Today: other Christians I suppose that if we were to ask most Christians who it is they expect God to use in speaking to them, their answer would almost certainly include preachers or pastors or prophets. And we will be dealing with these in later talks. But it's very important that we should realise that God often speaks through Christians who do not come into any of these categories. Of course, there are those who are especially gifted by God to speak for him. Ephesians 4:11, for example, mentions apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. But the New Testament also makes it clear that God expects all his people to speak for him. As I have pointed out elsewhere, there is a sense in which all God's people are prophets. The Holy Spirit can use anyone he chooses. For example, the great church at Antioch was first started by ordinary Christians spreading the word. In Acts 8:1-4 we read that, as a result of the persecution that followed the death of Stephen, the Christians were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. But they spread the word wherever they went (v.4). Acts 11:19-21 tells us: Now those who had been scattered by the persecution in connection with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, telling the message only to Jews. Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. So this church was founded, not by the apostles, who had all remained in Jerusalem (Acts 8:2), but by ordinary Christians spreading the good news of the gospel. God can speak through any one of us, and he can speak toany one of us by whomever he chooses, as the following examples from my own experience demonstrate. I have already mentioned Laurie Dixon whose testimony changed the course of my life. The year before I met Laurie, I was on holiday in the Lake District at a Baptist Summer School where I made friends with a young man named Michael Stewart. Michael told me that the following year he was planning with a couple of Christian friends to take a car and visit several countries in Europe. He asked if I would be interested in joining them. Travelling abroad was far less common in those days than it is today, and I jumped at the opportunity. So, in 1958 I found myself in Switzerland with Michael and three new friends climbing a mountain. The long climb in the heat of the August sunshine had been tiring. We were unaccustomed to this kind of exercise and the cool water of the mountain stream was inviting to our aching feet. Graham, Michael, and Daphne sat down to rest, putting their feet in the water. But it was my first visit to Switzerland, and somehow I felt that we were wasting an opportunity when there was so much to see. Leaving the others to paddle their feet, Laurie and I climbed higher following the path of the stream, but half an hour later we had had enough too. As we looked down at the others a few hundred feet below us, we realised that we had come up the hard way. To our right there was an easier way down. Gratefully we turned to take it, when suddenly, as if from nowhere, a large rock came hurtling down the mountainside toward the stream and I was directly in its path! As a fairly athletic nineteen-year-old, I should have been able to jump clear with relative ease, but I was gripped with terror, unable to move. As a Christian I might have thought of praying, but my mind refused to function. In a second it would hit me. The end had surely come. But when the rock was only about a yard away, it struck a small protusion in the ground, changed direction, and crashed into the stream below, missing me by inches! The danger was over as quickly as it had come. I heaved a sigh of inexpressible relief. Wow that was lucky! I exclaimed. Lucky, David? said Laurie who'd been watching from a few yards away. That wasn't luck. I believe God has a purpose for your life and that rock couldn't have hit you. It was that simple statement of faith that started a process of enquiry which was to lead to an experience which revolutionised my life. This man was moving in a dimension of Christianity that I knew little or nothing about. So I questioned Laurie to see if I could discover the basic difference. Although from different denominational backgrounds, I discovered that we had much in common. Doctrinally, our beliefs were almost identical. We believed the same Bible, preached the same gospel, and worshipped the same Saviour. We both knew what it meant to be a born again Christian. We had both been baptised as believers by immersion in water. Basically, we had very much in common. And yet this man had something which I didn't have, something indefinable, but very real. I asked him what it was. He started to talk about an experience he had received after his conversion - being baptised with the Holy Spirit he called it - when the Holy Spirit had come and filled him to overflowing. He said he had spoken in tongues and told me I could read about it in the book of Acts. It was at this point, however, that my interest began to wane. I certainly wanted to experience more of God in my life, but as for speaking in tongues, I frankly couldn't see the point of it. If being baptised with the Holy Spirit meant that I had to speak in tongues, I decided that I had better forget about it. And for a while I did! On returning to England, I dismissed the subject from my mind and might have ignored it forever, had it not been for the remarkable series of events which took place the following summer. Eileen, my fiancee, and I were sitting in the youth meeting at church singing from a well-known chorus book, when I happened to notice a list of books advertised on the back cover, one of which was entitled, The full blessing of Pentecost, by Dr Andrew Murray. Immediately I concluded that this book must be dealing with the subject Laurie had been talking about last year in Switzerland, and I suggested that it might be good to get it. In a few days, Eileen received a reply from the advertisers saying that the book was no longer available. A little disappointed, I returned home from Eileen's to my parents' house for lunch. As the meal was not quite ready, I went into the sitting room to wait. On entering, I happened to notice a book lying on the piano and casually picked it up - The full blessing of Pentecost by Dr Andrew Murray! But how did it get there? No one, except Eileen, knew anything of my interest in the subject. My parents did not know where the book had come from. It is true that my father had always had a large collection of books, but if it was his, he certainly had never read it, and didn't even know that he possessed it. Anyway, why wasn't it in the bookcase and how did it get on the piano? No one to this day has any idea how that book came to be there on the very day that I had thought it to be unobtainable. The answer must surely lie in the realm of the supernatural. With great anticipation, Eileen and I both read the book, and then we both began to pray fervently that we too might be baptised with the Holy Spirit. But the rest of the story must wait till later in the series. So God used Laurie Dixon to speak to me. This was not only by his words but also by his actions. No doubt we're all familiar with the expression, Actions speak louder than words. Less well known is the Latin motto, Facta non verba, which means, Deeds not words. We've already seen how God speaks to us through Jesus both by what he said and what he did. His actions as much as his words show us what God is like and how he wants us to behave. And this is how he often speaks to us today A good example of God speaking to me through the actions of another Christian is our friend Jill Cooper who used to help Eileen serve coffee on Sunday mornings at our local church. What she did was incredibly simple, but before I tell you what it was, I need to give you the background story. In February 2010 Eileen and I went to India for a month at the invitation of the Finnish Pentecostal Churches who asked me to go and teach about the Holy Spirit where they had missionaries working in Mumbai and Machilipatnam. Now while I was the Principal at Mattersey Hall Bible College we had the privilege of training many overseas students several of whom were from India, and when our former students heard about our trip, they were quick to ask us if we would visit them too so that I could preach in the numerous churches they had planted since returning from Mattersey. We, of course, were delighted to agree, but I knew that the schedule they organized for me would be quite intense and, as I have always believed in observing a Sabbath principle, I asked that one day in seven should be a rest day. However, in practice this didn't happen, as the day they scheduled as a rest day was the day we had to travel from one place to the next! As a result, and because that year the temperature in India was higher than usual, I was suffering from dehydration and to the disappointment of all concerned, a few of the meetings scheduled had to be cancelled. Apart from this, we had had a great time in India and after a few weeks back in England I thought I had fully recovered. But towards the end of April, on a preaching trip to Essex, I started to experience similar symptoms to those I'd had in India. I couldn't understand this as the temperature in England was about half what it had been in India. Without going into unnecessary detail, the next two years proved to be extremely difficult. I continued to experience similar problems every time I preached. I began to wonder if the time had come for me to give up. Then, at just the right time, Eileen and I were in Exeter at a meeting for Assemblies of God ministers and their wives. The guest preacher was John Glass, the General Superintendent of the Elim Churches. He was preaching on Jeremiah 1 when he came to verses 11-12: The word of the LORD came to me: "What do you see, Jeremiah?" "I see the branch of an almondtree," I replied. The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled." He explained the play on words that we find in these verses – the Hebrew word for almond is very similar to the word for watch. The almond tree is among the first to blossom in spring. It's something you watch for as a sign that spring has come. Winter will surely be followed by spring because God watches over his word to see that it is fulfilled. Now in England most of us don't see an almond tree too often, so John likened it to crocuses. In his garden they're the first flowers to bloom in spring. They're the sign or guarantee that winter won't be forever. Then John broke away from his notes and said something like this: There are some of you here who are feeling that your ministry has come to an end. You have been experiencing a bleak winter, but the Lord wants you to know that it will not be forever. You will experience a new springtime. Eileen and I looked at each other. Was this for us? Surely it must be. But there were a lot of other people in that meeting. Could it be that John's prophetic word was for them and not for us? We drove home after the meeting hoping, rather than believing, that this really was a word from the Lord for us. And then, that evening, Jill Cooper arrived on our doorstep and said, I've brought you a little present. To be honest, I had bought it for someone else, but then I felt the Lord tell me to give it to you instead. What was the present? A bowl of crocuses! And without a doubt, I have experienced a new springtime in my ministry. So the Lord does speak to us through other Christians, both by their words and by their actions. And, as the story I have just told you clearly illustrates, he most certainly speaks to us through preachers. But that's the subject for next time.  See Body Builders – Gifts to make God's people grow, Chapter 3.
“Ever been in a season of life that seemed to lack forward momentum?” asks Jeffery Portmann “You're doing everything you can to experience growth, maybe even repeating what's worked before. But then there's a moment … where what you expected, hoped, and prayed for just isn't happening.” Portmann calls this experience “delayed destiny.” In this episode of the Influence Podcast, I talk to him about delayed destiny using the biblical example of Joseph. We talk about what hinders and what helps in such moments, and we also talk about how God uses those seasons for our benefit. I'm George P. Wood, executive editor of Influence magazine and your host. Jeffery Portmann is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and director of the Church Multiplication Network, the AG's church-planting agency. He is author of Delayed Destiny: Embracing Slow-Motion Growth in a Fast-Paced World. ----- This episode of the Influence Podcast is brought to you by My Healthy Church, distributors of Bible Engagement Project. Bible Engagement Project gives churches access to a library of kids curriculum and small group resources all in one subscription. Visit BibleEngagementProject.com to download sample lessons.
We are all born into a sinful world. Luckily for us, we are given the opportunity to be born again in Christ Jesus! After we invite Jesus into our lives, we begin the lifelong journey of spiritual growth. Just like any journey, it's so much easier to travel together. Take the time to connect relationally this week! For more information about Revive Church, visit http://www.revivechurch.com. For more of : ¿Dónde Está el Baño? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Join us every Sunday at 10am (CST) for the Online Worship Experience! If you would like to support Revive financially you can give through the Revive app, or online at http://give.revivechurch.com. You can also text any amount to 84321, and search in Arlington, TX to find Revive Church from the list provided. We would love to hear how God is touching your life through this ministry! Tell us your story at http://mystory.revivechurch.com! If you need prayer, let us know on the Revive app at http://onelink.to/fk3mwb
Home is where the heart is! It's where we find comfort, peace, and rest. In this place of vulnerability, however, we have two choices. Isolate ourselves and draw closer to the enemy, or show compassion for our communities and draw nearer to Jesus together. For more information about Revive Church, visit http://www.revivechurch.com For more of : ¿Dónde Está el Baño? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Join us every Sunday at 10am (CST) for the Online Worship Experience! If you would like to support Revive financially you can give through the Revive app, or online at http://give.revivechurch.com. You can also text any amount to 84321, and search in Arlington, TX to find Revive Church from the list provided. We would love to hear how God is touching your life through this ministry! Tell us your story at http://mystory.revivechurch.com! If you need prayer, let us know on the Revive app at http://onelink.to/fk3mwb
God's Opportunity by Hampton Scott TonkRevised and Expanded EditionIt is said that man's extremity is God's opportunity. Christianity, at root, at its finest moments, in the finest sense of the word, is Evangelical, what I call "straight-Gospel Christianity." Straight-Gospel Christians - whether straight-Gospel Protestants or straight-Gospel Catholics or straight-Gospel Anglicans or straight-Gospel Orthodox - can relate to each other in Christ not just well but in some very deep and profound ways whose foundation is fundamentally that of the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Holy Scripture. They are already practically of one heart and of the one mind for which St. Paul pleaded (see I Corinthians 1:10) in imitation of our Lord's earnest prayer for the unity of His disciples (John 17) concerning the Gospel of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.In fact, St. Paul the Apostle himself - he who was once Saul the fiery and zealous Pharisee (the Pharisees are the ancestors of rabbinical Judaism) testified that in a certain mysterious sense Jews - who, after all, gave us Y'shua - Jesus - whom the early Christians - the followers of "the Way" - proclaimed as the Messiah (Hebrew mashiach) - are the foremost participants in the Mystery of Salvation (See Romans 9-11), for they were the first to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom (See, for instance, Isaiah 52:7-10).Therein lies our hope and our opportunity - and, more to the point, God's opportunity - for a Christian unity which will set the world on fire for Christ.It's God's time. It's Kingdom time. It's the fullness of time. It's God's opportunity!Hampton Scott Tonk holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University (1965) and a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological (in 1974 “Divinity”) School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1972 – which later merged with Union Theological Seminary in New York City).He spent the first years of his Christian life as a Protestant (chiefly Congregationalist but later as an evangelical Lutheran and as a member of the Assemblies of God) and is also familiar – from the inside - with most of the major Protestant denominations.On August 9, 1955 at a United Church of Christ summer camp in Sawyer, Michigan, while sitting under a tree quietly reading the Scriptures he came to faith in Jesus Christ and confessed Him as his Lord and Savior. He was only 11 years old at the time.He then spent 26 years in the Episcopal [Anglican] Church, serving for 12 of those 26 years as a member of the Episcopal clergy.He then spent 23 years in the Orthodox Church.Since his teens he has laughed with, studied with, fellowshipped with, had fun with and prayed with the Jewish people and in the process has learned how fundamentally and amazingly Jewish are Christianity's roots.Simultaneously – since 1959 - he was also fascinated by the Roman Catholic Church, into which he was received on December 8 of 2017, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Patron Saint of the United States of America.He was formally educated in Latin, German, and New Testament Greek and can speak French, Spanish and Italian as well.In 2007 he founded a ministry called “Share the Word Ministries,” a ministry consecrated to unity among Christians and Jews and the evangelization of the world.He is also the author of a forthcoming book entitled YES, LORD! A Conversion Story.His third book will be entitled How I Became Successful in Business and in Life – and Why My Failures, Mistakes, and Experiences of Being Fired Were the Best Things That Ever Happened to Me.He is a listee in the 2019-2020 edition of Who's Who in America. https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Opportunity-Expanded-Reuniting-Evangelizing/dp/1648953042/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1609168293&sr=8-1https://www.hamptonscotttonk.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/61622sp1.mp3 www.Stratton-Press.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/61622sp1.mp3
Tori Williams Douglass is an educator and podcaster who went from a cult-like family upbringing to an Assemblies of God bible college. Thankfully, she dropped out after just one year of the typical racism, sexism, queerphobia, and annoying theo-bro's, thus continuing and accelerating her deconstruction from christianity altogether. Today, her White Homework podcast and website is a crucial resource for all who are decolonizing our minds from anti-Blackness, and her Go Home Bible; You're Drunk podcast with co-host Justin Gentry uses humor and the hosts' extensive knowledge of the Bible to point out the absurdities in both the texts and the interpretations of the texts. In this episode, Scott and Tori go through Tori's short time at Western Bible College (which later became Western Bible University) and share some laughs about churches and Christian culture. This episode also has the debut of The Chapel Probation Players to give a satirical "other side." This week features traci kato-kiriyama, one of Scott's closest friends who is a poet, actor, activist, writer, playwright, and all-around badass. Chapel Probation is part of the Dauntless Media Collective Music by Scott Okamoto, Azeem Kahn, and Hauskatt (Jen Lee) aka Jenyi, and Shin Kawasaki and Wingo Shackleford Join the Chapel Probation Patreon to support Scott and for bonus content. Join the Chapel Probation Facebook group to continue the conversations. Follow Scott on Instagram and Twitter rscottokamoto.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-okamoto/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-okamoto/support
Today we welcome back to the podcast our favorite women's ministries expert Kelli Ferguson for the third time this year. [Take a listen to her first two conversations with us about ministry to women>>links below]. In Episode 37 host Bridgette Tomlin and guest Kelli talked in broader circles about the necessity of women's ministries in the 21st century. Then in Episode 43, the duo unpacked the processes through which a women's ministries leader can foster increased authentic connection among the women they lead. In this episode let's tackle the topic of discipleship. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kelli Ferguson serves alongside her husband, Benny, as Lead Pastors at Calvary Church in Frederick, MD. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Kelli serves on the Potomac Ministry Network 'Women Who Lead' Team and is a Field Team Speaker for AG Women. Benny and Kelli have four children: Elaina (16), Malia (13), Benny (11), & Laci (8).Kelli is passionate about reaching the lost and discipling the found. She believes every person can have an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. She loves connecting women to God and to one another and believes Sisterhood is for every girl. She loves date nights, being a momma, strong coffee, dark chocolate, and confetti!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with today's guest, Kelli Ferguson:Facebook: @kelliafergusonInstagram: @kellifergusonEmail: email@example.comEpisode Features:Dig into our blog archives as guest bloggers brought their fresh perspectives to this often overcooked and overlooked topic of women's ministries. Serving Sisterhood was our featured microblog series from June 2022. Episode 37 | Ministry to Women, Part OneEpisode 43 | Ministry to Women, Part TwoPromote your business, ministry, or conference through a Let's Talk with Sanctuary ad. Contact us for further details here.'Like' Let's Talk with Sanctuary on Facebook!Find The Collective Journey by Lisa Potter here.
Speaker: Pastor Geary JimenezMessage: WORDS are EXPENSIVEDate: 08.14.2022------------------------------Click on the link below or visit us on SPOTIFY for this message and past messageshttps://open.spotify.com/show/2W2CneZ2uDs9lkad78sOce------------------------------For more information on our ministries and events and to find us on social media all in one place, CLICK HERE: https://linktr.ee/goharvestegAll Rights Reserved | Harvest Church Media Productions | Harvest Church, Elk Grove 2022Thank you for your support!: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/goharvestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chase Replogle is the pastor of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in New Testament from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is currently a D.Min. student in The Sacred Art of Writing at Western Theological Seminary. Chase is the author of The 5 Masculine Instincts. His work draws from history, psychology, literature, and a rich narrative approach to Scripture to help readers think more deeply about faith and life. His work has been featured on Good Morning American, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Ekstasis, Bible Engagement Project, and Influence Magazine. In addition, he hosts the Pastor Writer Podcast (pastorwriter.com), where he interviews Christian authors on writing and publishing. A native of the Ozark woods, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids, sailing, playing the guitar (badly), and quail hunting with his bird dog Millie. > Men's Coaching - https://menareforged.com/coachingmen > Watch Shorts and Interviews - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjklTnT2LOd_06VLlth3DSg > Follow on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cartwright-morris-4b91731b/ > Watch 1 min Reels - https://www.instagram.com/menareforged/
As followers of Jesus, we are collectively called to be one body in Christ. But if a body cannot decide where it is going, it'll topple over! In order to be fruitful and faithful to the Lord, we must first come to one agreement on the one vision (Univision) for the church. Today, learn to connect relationally so that we may grow spiritually! Be Blessed. For more information about Revive Church, visit http://www.revivechurch.com. For more of : ¿Dónde Está el Baño? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJNW05AiOACZxaWYi1s83_6nFiKae8TZ2 Join us every Sunday at 10am (CST) for the Online Worship Experience! If you would like to support Revive financially you can give through the Revive app, or online at http://give.revivechurch.com. You can also text any amount to 84321, and search in Arlington, TX to find Revive Church from the list provided. We would love to hear how God is touching your life through this ministry! Tell us your story at http://mystory.revivechurch.com! If you need prayer, let us know on the Revive app at http://onelink.to/fk3mwb
Greg Mundis, the executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions, joins us on the first episode of Revisited where we sit down with some the first guests on the podcast and learn how they have changed over the last two years.
Speaker: Pastor Geary JimenezMessage: WORDS are POWERFULDate: 08.007.2022------------------------------Click on the link below or visit us on SPOTIFY for this message and past messageshttps://open.spotify.com/show/2W2CneZ2uDs9lkad78sOce------------------------------For more information on our ministries and events and to find us on social media all in one place, CLICK HERE: https://linktr.ee/goharvestegAll Rights Reserved | Harvest Church Media Productions | Harvest Church, Elk Grove 2022Thank you for your support!: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/goharvestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Masculinity is a hot topic today in our swirling debates about gender and sexuality. Both in the church and the broader culture, people argue over the fundamental differences, roles, and definitions of masculinity and femininity. My guest on today's show has an approach to considering the nature of masculinity that doesn't rely on cultural stereotypes but instead looks at the motivating heart of a man. His name is Chase Replogle and we discussed his new book The 5 Masculine Instincts. Chase Replogle is the pastor of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in New Testament from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Chase is the author of The 5 Masculine Instincts. His work has been featured on Good Morning America, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Ekstasis, Bible Engagement Project, and Influence Magazine. In addition, he hosts the Pastor Writer Podcast (pastorwriter.com), where he interviews Christian authors on writing and publishing. A native of the Ozark woods, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids, sailing, playing the guitar (badly), and quail hunting with his bird dog Millie. Get The 5 Masculine Instincts here: https://tinyurl.com/4s3h6hyw Check out the full show notes for this episode: https://tinyurl.com/3d5zhsey SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: https://www.aaronshamp.com/support –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Track: Perseverance — Land of Fire [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/filterpodcast/message
When life gets hard, it can seem awfully tempting to just give up. Our everyday struggles can be isolating and exhausting. Luckily, as followers of Jesus, we are given a helper in the Holy Spirt. He strengthens us, guides us, convicts us, and REFILLS us! In this sermon, Pastor Stephen reminds us to allow ourselves to be refilled, today. For more information about Revive Church, visit http://www.revivechurch.com. For more of : The Real Jesus https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJNW05AiOACaNF6IiTVA3Bo_3iFiUJJ8a Join us every Sunday at 10am (CST) for the Online Worship Experience! If you would like to support Revive financially you can give through the Revive app, or online at http://give.revivechurch.com. You can also text any amount to 84321, and search in Arlington, TX to find Revive Church from the list provided. We would love to hear how God is touching your life through this ministry! Tell us your story at http://mystory.revivechurch.com! If you need prayer, let us know on the Revive app at http://onelink.to/fk3mwb
Comedian and DJ Jessica It's All Good is on the Creatively Christian podcast, interviewed by Dave Ebert. Jessica talks about her leap of faith into entertainment (including experiencing homelessness!) and how her dreams changed over time. She also touches on her boundaries in doing comedy. Jessica It's All Good is “the entertainer you will NEVER forget.” She's a DJ, stand up comedian, member of the national improv group Fish Sticks as a member of the Atlanta team, and she's also an emcee. From her website, “Jessica It's All Good is a vibrant, clean and positive comedian who is here to change the world one mic at a time! This southern, chocolate dipped lady brings to the stage her unique perspective, high energy, and a bold stage presence that appeals to the masses. With a background in theatre and leadership, Jessica produces comedy shows around the Greater-Atlanta area. She performs all over Georgia, the USA, and online. This episode can also be found on YouTube. Show Notes The following resources were mentioned in the show or are useful resources recommended by the guests. Links might be marked as affiliates, meaning we earn a commission if you buy through the link. Fish Sticks Comedy Group - https://fishstickscomedy.com Learn More About Our Guest You can follow this guest on several platforms, including: Jessica's website - http://jessicaitsallgood.comFacebook - http://facebook.com/JessicaItsAllGoodInstagram - http://instagram.com/jessica_itsallgood Credits Today's episode is hosted by Dave Ebert. Dave has years of experience as an improviser, actor, speaker, and improv coach. He is also a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. Before finding improv, Dave spent over eight years traveling as a pro-wrestler. Dave also hosts the Gifts4Glory podcast. Find Dave on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as @RealDaveEbert. Support this show and get access to exclusive content by donating at https://www.patreon.com/creativelychristian. This show is produced by Theophany Media (https://www.theophanymedia.com). The theme music is by Bill Brooks and Andrea Sandefur. Our logo is by Bill Brooks. This show is hosted by Brannon Hollingsworth, Andrea Sandefur, Dave Ebert, and Rachel Anna. Jake Doberenz produces. Follow Theophany Media and the podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
It's Thursday, August 4th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Ten Christian aid workers in Ukraine released by Russian soldiers Praise God! Ten Christians with the ministry Orphan's Promise have been released in Ukraine. The group consisted of aid workers, volunteers, and refugees. Russian troops abducted the group as they were evacuating people from Mariupol. The troops beat and tortured the volunteers before releasing them. One is in the hospital. Orphan's Promise is asking for prayer for another volunteer named Valentina. Russian troops abducted her last March as she was distributing food to people in bomb shelters near Mariupol. Psalm 102:19-20 says, “For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven the LORD viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to release those appointed to death.” Sam Brownback heading up Nat'l Committee for Religious Freedom U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback is leading the new National Committee for Religious Freedom to fight for the free exercise of religion in America. Brownback served as President Trump's Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and established the first global ministerial on religious freedom. Brownback told CBN News he's now concerned about religious liberty violations right here in the U.S. BROWNBACK: “After working on international religious freedoms for so many years, I came back home and found we're losing ground here. We're losing ground in our schools, in our health care system. You keep getting government and big business crowding in on your right to freely practice your faith.” To illustrate, Brownback said his organization's bank account was cancelled without explanation. Pro-life, Christian Republican Congresswoman killed in car accident Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana, age 58, and two of her staffers were killed in a car crash on Wednesday, reports NBC News. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, "This news is absolutely devastating. Jackie was a dear friend, trusted advisor, and the embodiment of integrity who achieved the admiration and respect of all her colleagues in the House." Walorski District Director Zachery Potts, age 27, and her Communications Director Emma Thomson, age 28, also died in the two-car collision. According to a sheriff's Facebook post, a car collided with Walorski's car head on. The driver of that car was also killed. Congresswoman Walorski and her husband, Dean, were devout Christians, spent four years as missionaries in Romania, and were faithful members of South Gate Church in the Assemblies of God denomination. She was dedicated to protecting the lives of unborn babies. In this particular speech from the floor of the House, she was especially enraged that her Democrat colleagues universally championed baby-killing by abortion. WALORSKI: “My colleagues remain obsessed with killing unborn babies in the name of female empowerment. “I've witnessed the cruelty of abortion and it's ugly. “In South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Ulrich Klopfer provided abortions for decades. When he died in 2019. His family found the medically preserved remains of 2,411 children hidden in his garage. That is 2,411 human babies preserved in formaldehyde in jars in his garage. It was national news for a week. This abortionist left a legacy of death and destruction. That is what extreme looks like. “Abortion sold as healthcare is a sickening violation of human dignity that Americans should not and cannot tolerate. As a nation, we have an obligation to future generations to reject abortion on demand and to fight for life.” With the death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, the unborn babies lost a true champion. Please pray for her husband, Dean, as well as for the families of her staffers that God would comfort them as they grieve. Join me and can send a card of sympathy to Dean Swihart, to 2410 Grape Rd. Suite 2A, Mishawaka, IN 46545. 43 abortion mills closed since Roe v Wade overturned The Guttmacher Institute reports 43 abortion mills across 11 states have stopped offering to murder unborn babies since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The 11 states in the South and Midwest have banned nearly all abortions. Before the Supreme Court ruling, these states had 71 facilities offering abortions. Now, there are 28. Several states have shut down all abortion mills including Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. Hispanics turning to Republican Party Since the 2018 midterms, a new CBS Poll found that more Hispanic voters are turning to the Republican Party In 2018, 69% of Hispanics supported Democrats, and 29% supported Republicans. This year, 45% of Hispanics support Democrats, and 42% support Republicans. Hispanic voters, along with women and voters under 30, have been key Democrat voting groups in the past. Florida v. “woke” businesses and government Florida officials are standing up to "woke" government and business. On July 28, the Florida Department of Education told schools they do not have to follow the Biden administration's new transgender policies for bathrooms and sports teams. And, on Monday, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted, “Florida has put WOKE banking on notice.” DeSantis held an event last Wednesday on ending institutional discrimination against people for their political beliefs. Days after the event, Paypal reversed its account lock on the conservative group called “Moms for Liberty”. Southern Baptists: Role of pastor limited to men And finally, several Southern Baptist leaders released a clarification on the definition of “pastor” from the Southern Baptist Convention's statement of faith. The signatories included Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The statement affirmed Article VI of the SBC statement of faith which says, “While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.” The statement comes during controversy in the denomination after Saddleback Church, an SBC member congregation, appointed female pastors last year. 1 Timothy 3:2 says, “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, August 4th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Welcome to the Change The Map podcast, where we inspire, educate, and resource you to transform the Buddhist world through prayer and action. Join us as we explore the mystical world of Buddhism. Discover its unique challenges, meet Buddhist background followers of Jesus, and engage in strategic prayer to change the spiritual map of the Buddhist world.This week I'm joined by Jeff Hartensveld, the Regional Director of Asia Pacific for Assemblies of God World Missions. Jeff gives direction and oversight to more than 350 missionaries and missionary associates serving in 40 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific Islands.On today's episode, Jeff shares powerful testimonies, the principle of the Never Reached, and how we need a Jericho moment to fulfill the great commission in the Buddhist world....For more resources and prayer opportunities, check out the links below.Website: https://changethemap.netYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmu0ndxRYOLhYImtiGNtkzgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/changethemapprayerteamInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/changethemapTwitter: https://twitter.com/changethemap
Dr. Tennison's Presentation Notes [Click Here]Dr. Allen Tennison is a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the American Academy of Religion. He has taught theology and church history at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2004, and served in pastoral ministry for over fifteen years.Dr. Tennison has authored articles on Pentecostalism and pneumatology. His forthcoming book, Logic of the Spirit, addresses the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in early Pentecostalism.His wife, Rhonda Tennison, serves as an Assemblies of God missionary to children at risk in both Los Angeles and the Twin Cities area.
The Bible says we are called to perform miraculous works through the Holy Spirit; even greater things than what Jesus did! There is healing, miracle working power within us. So why is it that when we pray, supernatural and immediate healing doesn't always come to pass? Pastor Stephen, in his latest sermon, teaches of the three types of healing and how they come to pass. Be blessed! For more information about Revive Church, visit http://www.revivechurch.com. For more of : The Real Jesus https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJNW05AiOACaNF6IiTVA3Bo_3iFiUJJ8a Join us every Sunday at 10am (CST) for the Online Worship Experience! If you would like to support Revive financially you can give through the Revive app, or online at http://give.revivechurch.com. You can also text any amount to 84321, and search in Arlington, TX to find Revive Church from the list provided. We would love to hear how God is touching your life through this ministry! Tell us your story at http://mystory.revivechurch.com! If you need prayer, let us know on the Revive app at http://onelink.to/fk3mwb
Check out Stuart's Youtube Channel "Message for Our Time"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gzU1q2-yIUDH8so1zV8dQTo request Stuart's phamplet "The Biggest Lie of All" email him firstname.lastname@example.orgBooks mentionedWhen Your Money Fails Paperback – January 1, 1981https://www.amazon.com/When-Money-Fails-Stewart-Relfe/dp/0960798609Well, welcome to remnant revolution. I'm Gary Duncan, your host and I'm here with Stuart's Magana. He is a YouTube sensation assay because I follow him a lot, but he's a pastor out of is it England, Stewart, England. And so I'm talking to him across the pond, as they say, right, we're gonna have a great conversation about church and some of the things that are going on in our country. And I just love his heart in his message. He's very Bible centered, but he's very timely in things that are going on in this very age and very day. And so you can get great wisdom from a lot of what he says, But he backs it up with every bit of the Bible. So Stuart, it's a pleasure. Thank you for coming on the podcast and looking forward to our conversation. Thank you. So first of all, I don't know a lot about about let me let me start with how I found you. Because you have a YouTube channel. Let me share the screen for us. That this site right here, it's called messages for our time. And he's got a bunch of them. How long have you been doing this? Two years? 2020? Since 2020, 2:02 right? Yes, May 2020. Yeah. 2:05 And so very timely. You know, y'all go check him out and subscribe up there in that little right hand corner, hit that little bell right there too, as you see. And you'll get notified every time he puts one out. You do it almost every day, right? 2:19 I do. Yes. Strangled myself. I don't know how it ended up every day, actually. It's just become like that, really. I was I started once a week. 2:30 I like it. Tell us a little bit about yourself first. And then we'll get into more about your YouTube and then more specifically about some topics that you show some topics that a lot of people don't talk about, but you do. 2:42 I try. Well, I started my Christian walk 50 years ago, and this month, actually 1972 I come out of the era I like to call it I suppose shouldn't say I like to call but sex, drugs and rock'n'roll 1960s tells you my age. I just had my 70th birthday. And it was quite a time to be living or really, I suppose the 60s revolution and all that, and didn't do me an awful lot of good. And I ended up so it's a long, long story. I ended up leaving England, I was born in a place called Hove in Sussex. It's a rather a sleepy town next to a very lively town called Brighton. And it's on the south coast. And I've got myself into the drug scene got very messed up, mixed up with all kinds of people. And I was helped to get away from people, certain people that were causing me an awful lot of influence, bad influence in my life. And I was a runaway from my hometown, and ended up going up north. And this is an awfully long story that attaches to that I got involved in being accommodated by a spiritist. But he didn't actually practice Spiritism on me, he actually helped me an awful lot to get my life straight and for about six months, and encouraged me to go and join my parents who had emigrated to South Africa. I stayed behind when they went and I had the two years on my own where I was creating all sorts of havoc for myself on the drug scene, even became a salesman at one point. And I'd mess my head up with about 65 LSD trips and nearly blew my brains out. And I ended up in Cape Town in 1971. Rather, I suppose, high and dry from that experience and caused me a lot of mental damage. I ended up in a group therapy session and cut a long story short and then one of the ladies in the session said to me, why don't you go to the church that I've been going to what we know here is the Assemblies of God pain To costal church. Now I'm a Jew, grew up in a Jewish home, and wasn't a very orthodox Jewish home. But I did have what's known as the General bar mitzvah. At all Jewish boys have my father died when I was 11. And he's dying wish was I had the bar mitzvah. And I went ahead with that. And then ended up for, as I say, in this group therapy session, and then going to this church never heard the gospel in my life before with this being a Jew, you don't hear the New Testament. And I heard the words of Jesus in the Gospel for the very first time, from the book of Matthew, If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. And when I heard the words, follow me, something just happened. It was a bit like, you know, when Jesus called them, the fisherman, and he said, Follow me and you, any of you have ever watched the Jesus of Nazareth film, you know, you see them get up, and suddenly they're transfixed, and they go out to follow Jesus. And it was a bit like that, for me, it was like a Damascus Road thing, you know, just just happened to me inside. I didn't even understand what had happened to me, because I've never read the New Testament. And it took a while to get to appreciate to understand. And for the penny to drop from, it actually went the opposite way around, it went from my heart to my head, Jesus Christ as the Messiah, not just as the Gentiles, but as the Jews. And when that hit me, then I began to experience that fullness of joy, that fullness of understanding that I 6:34 become what was then known as a completed June, I found my Messiah. And I slowly started to get healed of the effects of all the drugs and the LSD, all that stuff. And ended up going into the, in the Methodist Church, actually, it was in Cape Town, and became a Methodist lay preacher, and then actually became a candidate for the Methodist ministry. But I didn't last very long in that and other influences came in. And I also realized, I probably wouldn't be able to stay with us, I discovered that I was a bit of a radical, I wasn't prepared to baptize babies, and follow a book that was full of rules and regulations that were twice the size of the Bible. So I left the Methodist Church and really started going to independent charismatic fellowships. And I've been a lay preacher for three years. And so I'd have that experience. And although I left the institutional church, I don't know the as it says, in the Scripture, the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. And I knew that the Lord had always be with me wherever I went, whether I was in an institution, as a pastor, or whether I was independent, and ran a small house church from there and went on and off, and that kind of thing. And my life sort of went on from there. And, and it was really another situation to get involved with understanding what I termed at the time, understanding the world through understanding the prophetic message of the Bible through current events. And it was the the current and if that was like a new stage in my life, I can't experience Christ got to understand read the scriptures, I was always sort of squirrel away up in the loft of the church and get my Bible out and diligently read it, as I never read the New Testament. So it was a brand new book to me as a Jew. And that was where I went from there and then began to get interested, as I say, in in prophecy, and understanding in time events. And really, that's what sort of launched me on that road. 8:51 So how, how did you go from from there to go on onto YouTube? Was it kind of the YouTube thing was more like, I'm just gonna, I'm gonna record my thoughts. 9:01 I think I remember I mentioned that we chatted earlier about going around the United States. When I was in the it was about 1980 81. I came across a book. If you can see it there. Yes. Money, Money fails was Mary Stewart Ralph, and she was from Montgomery, Alabama. She was quite an accomplished lady. And she'd written this book, bringing people into an awareness of what in those days were the beginnings of the whole sort of, technocratic takeover I suppose you could call it the the barcodes Okay. Understanding the barcodes you might see the picture on the front there the Yeah, 9:49 I'll put a is in circulation. We'll put a link to it on 9:52 every much downside because I've tried to find it myself and I haven't. It is very, very old. But it What struck me with it was not just her, she began to sort of reveal the the beginnings of what she felt was a 666. System. This was in the early 80s. And what was her 10:12 name again, 10:13 Mary Stewart Ralph, she's possibly passed on now. I mean, this is so long ago, okay. And she wrote this book explaining the the way the 666 actually, is revealed inside the barcodes with what you call what's called a guard bars, you know, the first one, the second one in the middle, and then the third one at the end, which don't have numbers on. And I began to I actually wrote another I wrote my first pamphlet, on this particular thing. And I thought, well, this, this is very prophetic. This is looking like, we're beginning to see the system of the beast coming in the Antichrist. And I started distributing a leaflet, or pamphlet, very small one. But the idea behind it was to get people to see that, to accept Christ really a gospel tract. And that was the survey using the tools of what was happening in, in the world of computers that were actually beginning to see the emerging, we now call the mark of the beast. And I went in on my trip to America to try and find it, and went to my gallery. And unfortunately, I wasn't successful. But in the back of the book, where we've spoken before about the whole issue of endtime events and the tribulation, and when will it take place and all that sort of thing, pre trib, mid trip, post trip, whatever, she actually in the back of her book, she gives a detailed, expose a of what she understands to be mid trib, pre wrath. And I began to read this. And that was where my understanding came from, I think at the very beginning. And I studied the Scripture and the things that she put forward in that book. And that was how I began to see that and went for many years, really just just speaking about these things wherever I could art to various groups, spoke to individuals. And it's kind of gone on from there. So I've always had that awareness of the the sense that we are reaching the end of time, I always felt myself that we wouldn't even get to the year 2000. That's, of course longer. 12:33 Is there a frustration when you see what's going on trying to get people to understand what's going on to really wake them up. Because I'm definitely in that myself. It's kind of like there's, there's this curtain that's been drawn back, that you can't cover back up. And so once that curtains opened, you see stuff and you continually see. So I 12:54 think that the COVID situation really was the curtain for me kind of to draw that that's where I suppose all the other spirit column spiritual emotions came in, you know, where I began to get, I got angry with what I could see around me. I was actually working as a volunteer on the on the reception desk at my local hospital, at the time with COVID broke out. And it was really then that I started to see well, what's actually going on here, it took me about a month to realize that something wasn't right. And I was working on the front desk. And of course, like many of the hospitals around the world, they literally shut their doors unless you were a COVID patient. And they emptied the wards out of elderly people, as anyone can put it and put them into care homes. And I would my job was to to receive sort of like gifts to people who were sick, because they weren't, no visitors were allowed. And I will take them up to the walls. And I would notice as I was passing the walls that they were empty. And that staff were just walking about on their mobile phones doing pretty little. And that really started to disturb me. Then they came along and said, Well, you know, you need to start wearing masks. This was two months after the whole thing started. And I just felt no, this is all wrong. This is not how you tackle a virus. This is not what are you doing to the National Health System. And that was really what prompted me to start the YouTube channel, I suppose in a way but it was also coupled with the fact that I'm a poet. And I've got a couple of unpublished manuscripts actually, I'm keep promising myself, I'll do something with them. I used to belong to poetry circles with the city of Norwich, which is about 27 miles from where I live. And I thought well, one day I'll sit down I'll start a YouTube channel. This was May 2020. I started with a poem about COVID-19 and I just recited it. I don't think I've seen that. Yet. That was the how the thing started. And it really went on from there. But it's kind of it had a very slow growth, up until about, I suppose about four or five months ago, really. 15:20 As close to when I ran across you and started started falling as well, what actually 15:24 happened there was it was strange, it was two things really. I met another brother who has a channel. And he has quite a large channel at that time. This was about let's say, four or five months ago. And he had 19,000 subscribers at the time. And he came across one of my videos and thanking him, if I can remember rightly, he messaged me to say I know where you are. And I thought as far as strength, what do you mean? He said, Well, I can. When I stand on the beach, I can see the wind tout the Windham turbine. Actually, where we live here in Lowestoft, this the largest wind turbine in the UK, so you can't miss it. I said, Well, that means you must be up in Great Yarmouth, which is 10 miles north of us. And he says, Yes, he says, I put one of your videos on my channel. I mean, I was getting like 30 views. And even then I had to send out videos on Messenger to get them watched. And he's got about 1500 views. And it kind of went from there. And then I just started doing it. And then from that particular video, people just started to find it. And then I did this particular one called the beast, the beast in the church, the beast systems in the church. And that just seemed to go sort of viral, and it's now had something like 263,000 views. 17:01 Now is that the one where you have the pamphlet about the line, 17:04 one that was dealt with the a&r A and O productions, Alfred Amiga picked that one up, and then they use that one. 17:13 That's, that's how I found you. Rice, is I heard your voice on that video that they put out. And I'm like, wow, this guy gets it. He gets it. I gotta get hold on and talk to him. So yeah, hold that. 17:30 Yeah, that was where it really where the whole thing came in with was writing. But what I wanted to do with the pamphlet was the whole idea was having so having written something along these lines, many, many decades ago, I'd actually written another one in between these two, which have a similar graphic to this actually, except that it had them. They'd have the symbols and things like Freemasonry, Buddhism, Hinduism, and all that stuff. 17:58 And what's the name of that particular pamphlet? 18:00 That wasn't good. That one is out of print. I've only gotten on the one, 18:03 the one you're holding up that this is like, ask if people can't see. That's the biggest lie of all, the biggest lie of all, and we'll have a link right you can we put a link in the show notes, so they can email you to get a copy of that, or how's that working? 18:19 Yeah, I mean, what's been happening is people have when I've mentioned that people have said, Can I get a copy? So I've, I've, I've asked them to email me directly. And then then I've just sent sent a copy on PDF. 18:34 Okay. Yeah, we'll talk off air about how we can set that up. But 18:39 yes, I'm awfully technical with adding links, and I'm still trying to, to work out I've got a rumble channel, and I'm still trying to work out how to sync it with YouTube. Which is another situation I'm also on a channel called RT N tv.org. Okay, which is connected to a ministry, which also includes there are several other people on the platform, one of whom is Jacob prasch, who's a very, very learned brother in the Lord. He's got the Greek and the Hebrew and all that and, and does some great Bible studies. But it's getting back to the pamphlet, the idea behind it was to draw all the strands together, of what was happening not just with COVID but with the what we now know as the great reset, you know, through the World Economic Forum. And I wanted to sort of bring in the whole idea of what what is happening to lifestyles. How is that how our lifestyles changing, you know, the the emergence of a cashless society. The whole issue with regard to the the economy with the way we've seen the systematic destruction of the economy, and of course, healthcare in the UK, as I mentioned before, And, of course, the emergence of technology within the transhuman agenda artificial intelligence, and also with the virus the the way that we've people have responded to the virus and the way that lockdowns came in, was very early on, I saw that the lock downs, were going to cause a lot more damage than they were good. And, of course, now we see what it's all starting to sort of emerge. Now, of course, with a vaccine. I knew I knew straight away that that was something I wasn't going to touch. I wasn't going to put anything like that in my body. So I suppose once you've had a taste of, as you say, taken the red pill, every time something fresh or new comes up, you you kind of red pill starts to do its work inside you. And God says, you know, something's wrong there. You know, don't don't take that road. And of course, it also includes the politics and what's been going on in the world. You know, with the the woke movement, black lives matter. How emergence of that. And of course, now, in a way, I think, the pamphlets a little out of date, because now as we've moved into this Ukraine situation, we've got a new COVID, as it were to deal with distraction, and you distraction and distraction and a half. I listened to the podcast that you sent me with these, Laura rose on the scalpel. Wow, why not? Amazing, is incredible. To think what the Ukraine is really being used for at the moment. platform of the Ukraine. And, of course, it goes, 21:47 it goes back before before Oh, but Biden? Yeah, I mean, before Obama, you know, and how we've got our tentacles into Ukraine. And it's just, you know, yes, people are being killed needlessly, and it's just, it's tragic. It's a war. I mean, it's, that's what his war does. They kill innocent people. But how, how our leadership in our administration is manipulating the populace. On who's the bad guy and who's the good guy. You know, yeah, Putin has got his own deal. He's definitely bad as well. I mean, there's we're not standing up for Putin. It's the manipulation is incredible. Once you take the red pill, you start seeing past this, you become viewed as being too political. And that doesn't belong in the church. I believe Jesus, all he did was go towards the government at the beginning. That's who he fought with most of the time was the god of the 22:44 old prophets to the old prophets, Jeremiah, Isaiah, they spoken to these situations going on in their in their time in Israel and Judah. And 22:53 unlike you in 2020, the flip switched for me, we're in a war. We've been in a war for quite a long time. But now the war is so tangible, and so demonic, demonic and the censorship, and all the things that get all of that is demonically political. Have you seen the movie The document in 2000 meals yet? 23:16 No, I haven't seen it. Oh, yeah. You 23:19 want to you want another red pill type? Look up 2000 mules that Dinesh D'Souza 23:25 Yeah, I've heard of him on the Alex Jones Show. 23:29 In the documentary they do their with voter fraud, ballot harvesting. I mean, they got them red handed. I mean, they got video they got everything. And I mean, we all kind of got a feel that it was rigged. But now we're showing coming out with the proof truth feel like God's pushing me to ask a question. Where's the church? The individual like you and me and one or two other people you know when two people come together there's the church you know, we are the body of Christ. But in the in the bigger picture you know, the the coming together on Sundays walk sees warfare that is happening in the world and in America. We're not addressing that. It's incredible, how we're just ignoring it. And we're just sticking with the basics of 24:19 is it's a complete blanket of lies. And the more they tell the lies, the less people that are not as you won't say red pill, don't don't understand. They don't listen, they're actually getting differ. And the lies are getting louder and more blatant. And I mean, I see that I mean, the Church of England over here and my wife is still a member of the Church of England. I don't go because people possibly might not agree with me here but they've now got an in the whole parish area around here. They're all led by ladies. And they are lady Vickers, you know, as we call them, because over here Lady ministers, I believe in 25:04 how does that exactly work for? I don't want to say, being the Church of England, is it one big church basically, or attempt, give me a little history on that 25:13 underseen is the the queen is the head of the church, as it were, to the state church. She's this sort of, as I call her, you know, the head of the church. But it's the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the head of the actual he's the, what we call the primate. And he is extremely woke, and extremely globalist. And he's a big friend of Klaus Schwab. And all these friends in the World Economic Forum. And it trickles down the the the movement towards getting women in the priesthood and all that's been running a long time, it runs alongside the LGBT, whatever how many letters you want to add to that movement. And that, of course, has now taken the Church of England over there are many there are some Church of England, separate churches that are on the fringe, we have one here in the town that is kind of on the fringe, they haven't gone that way. And they've said that they weren't weren't prepared to. And you know, like marrying men and marrying women together and that kind of thing. But the I mean, when the COVID started the local church here, I mean, they, they they didn't they actually obeyed the rules, twice as much as what the government even required them to do. And you know, you go in there today, they're still wearing masks, and my wife experiences a situation where a lady will, she'll walk up to a particular lady who was a friend of hers, and she'll say, Keep your distance, keep your distance. There is this fear, that's endemic fear that's got into them now. And of course, they're older. Some of them are older people. And it's very sad, and it's angry, really, to see that 26:54 talk, talk about the fear, because I think that's, if I look back on 2020, that is probably the the weapon that, that Satan has used the most to destroy lives just to separate churches, separate people is fear. I mean, it's definitely a spiritual demonic attack on everybody. 27:19 Yeah, it is, I can't, myself understand it. I mean, it's, it's I worked in the hospital. Obvious, obviously, you're aware of, if there's something going on in there, you're aware that you can, you can catch it. But at the same time, there's fear. And there's fear, you know, there's a respectful kind of recognition of something when when it's not, you know, when you could possibly catch it. But this is something that really challenges the faith, as far as I'm concerned. And the fear is so intense on many of these Christians in these churches that it's bigger than I say is more, it's more fear that for the virus than it is the fear of God. And it's the government, you see, as put this out this propaganda message, might you must protect your family. I mean, we there's a church we go into quite often he is down by the sea. And there's always open, if you want to go in for prayer. And as you go in on the door is a picture of an emoticon with a mask on. And it says Love your neighbor, wear a mask. So it's conditioning, you see, I'm not loving my neighbor. If I don't do that, and people get conditioned, and in a way that what it's highlighted for me is that if people can fear something like this, that is basically for 90% of people. It's a low grade experience. I mean, they manipulated the figures, incredibly over here. They said initially, it was 150,000 deaths. It's turned out that it's officially about 20,000. That's really, with the actual COVID. Yeah, and because initially, they said it's 150,000 with it. And of course, there's a difference or think of it and with and I understood that quite early in the thing. We have a wonderful news, internet news service here, which I'll give a plug to is called the UK column. So if any of your viewers are interested in what is going on in the UK, or if they have friends and relatives, it's a new service. And I think two or three of them are Christians. One is x GCHQ, which is this other British Secret Service. And he's a Christian, he broadcasts from Holland. And they really give you a lot of the facts behind the facts. And of course, all these they were tracking the adverse reactions to the vaccine. And what we have what's known you have the various system we are what's known as the yellow card system. And we have officially something like 2000 deaths recorded on the yellow card system, which they say is possibly only 10% of the actual deaths. And they they really do give a plug in there the only news service, we have GB news, which is a new channel, which kind of as a halfway house, people think of it, there's a bit of controlled opposition. You kind of have the right kind of puppets on there to give you a little bit of a flavor of yes, we are a little bit red pills, but they haven't swallowed the whole thing. 30:20 Yeah. Sounds like Fox Fox News. 30:23 Yes. I mean, I was watching Fox the other night, I did a little bit of a rant on one of my videos about Piers Morgan. And if you know Piers Morgan, yeah, thank goodness gracious. Yeah. I mean, that man, he was pushing a vaccine over here. Like it was like he had shares in the thing. And, you know, he was talking the other day about the queen. And I did have a respect for the queen, I have to say, until she went on a Zoom meeting, and said that people mustn't be selfish, and then just take the job. And that's the only time she's opened her mouth and 70 years to actually give an opinion about anything. Wow. I'm not impressed. And of course, as I've met her son, Prince Charles and his wife, I used to be part of a crisis helpline service. And one day the he he and his wife came to visit the visit the service called Samaritans. And I thought, You know what it is when you shake someone's hand, and it's a little bit? Yeah. That's Prince Charles, is it? Right? He looks very well. well fed. And well, well, gende up, you know, but I wasn't impressed. Not 31:36 a firm handshake. Ah, he's, he's, 31:38 he's a big shaker remover with Klaus Schwab. 31:41 You know, I mean, we're Christians that are starting to wake up, where are they supposed to go? If there's not a lot of places that really, 31:49 Jesus said, Where two or three are gathered together in my name there? Am I in the midst of you, and we have to start looking at what is the true church? There has to be? I think there's a coming divorce really, with the institution? Yes, you may belong to one of these large churches that all the time has been fantastic, emanating the gifts of the Spirit, preaching the gospel. And then all of a sudden, this, this whole new thing has now come in this globalist aware thing has come in and people are changing. This is what I'm hearing all the time people have, mindsets are changing. And I think the important thing is to seek out people who you can relate to, I mean, there, I lead a small house church. So that's really what I'm doing at the moment, we're only about a dozen people. And there are still people in it that belong to the mainstream churches. But they are the one or two people that have recently joined and found that they haven't been able to relate very easily to the people in their church. And particularly ladies was the only lady in the church wasn't prepared to wear a mask. And they would like to sit here at the back of the church, if she was a leper or something. And then for a friend, one of the brothers is of whose mind, who's my musician, he invited her along. And so it's like the one that adds to the one that adds to the one, as the Lord leads you to speak to one or two people in the church you go to, it may lead you to form a group. And then it's a case of the more the church goes apostate, the more we have to look to what Revelation says, come out of my people. 33:36 So the argument that I can, in my mind, I'm hearing is that, you know, they talk about well, there's a great, there'll be a great falling away. That's right. And I can see well, Where were those people will point to you and say, Well, you're the ones fallen away. And I mean, like that that's a tough pill to swallow. Because I've already experienced that, you know, you're the one falling away, is the church hasn't changed. You've changed your turn, right, I've changed. And the problem I have is it's church didn't change with me because they're not as 34:13 minority. It's the seminar. Yeah. I mean, it's the, as Jesus said, The road is narrow, not many will find it. And if we know that, what the truth is, and even if we're standing with just one or two people, then that is the courage that the Lord has to give us to move to step out and say, Look, you know, show people from the scriptures, what's happening, show them, you know, you can challenge them, that look, these are the current events that are going on, related to Revelation 13 You know, the rest of Revelation where we're going to see some people are jumping the gun a little bit would say this that we have to be careful. And a lot of people that say to me on my comments on the video, oh, you must recognize the jab is the mark of the beast. So look steady on. This is a pyramid. This is this is a growing pyramid of experience, the new things are coming in constantly new technologies, new merge things. biotech, nanotech was kind of stuck. And it's emerging, sort of bit by bit, you know, the Antichrist isn't going to announce himself on TV one day and say, Hello, I'm the Antichrist, you know, I'm gonna be sitting in the temple fairly soon. I don't think that's gonna happen. I think it's a slow process, and the Lord will give discernment to those who are awake. And we're starting to see what John said many antichrist and there are going to be more and more of these people, these runner ups, the harare's these are these are runner ups runners up to the Antichrist, because the Antichrist has to be a political figure, as well, as you know, he has to have strategy. And, I mean, it's possible that the one of the men that we've seen now is the one we don't know yet. We focus so much on the Antichrist. And of course, he also has the False Prophet. And of course, this Satan of the satanic trinity. And 36:22 how do we answer? Because I get this question, you know, I get this comment a lot, you know, well, we all know how it's gonna end. So we don't need to really worry about what's going on. Or, you know, don't pick a fight, because you already you've already won the war. And I'm like, well, it's some, you know, we're the salt and light. So if we don't stand up, which we haven't, and that's why we have all the debased stuff going on in our school systems because Christians haven't stood up. 36:51 No, I mean, tell it to the people in China, who are locked up in their apartment blocks. And, you know, they can't they jumping out of their apartment blocks commit suicide, because they can't stand the lockdowns anymore. The people that have already committed suicide, people who was his son, some of what's going on in the world, we had it on the news the other day, it's now nine 10%, inflation, it's probably double that really. And things are running away. I would say to people look, the train's coming. Look at the inflation rate. Look at look at the state of the of the economics, look at all these things that are happening. Look at the kind of people that we've got in leadership. You know, I mean, as far as I'm concerned, it only takes it must take a fool to believe that Joe Biden got 80 million legitimate votes. 37:40 Well, there's a lot of fools in in, in charge right now. I want to show you I want to show you this chart, because he talked about inflation. And sorry, for those listening on the podcast. Go to my YouTube channel, and you can see what I'm talking about. But check out this. Did you see this chart? Yes. This is the M, the M one money supply? And look at in 2020. We went from willians of dollars in printed money. Yeah. Around four to look at that. In one, one. Less than one year. 38:22 Yeah, that is incredible. We have straight line up. 38:26 Great lineup. And you wonder why and they're blaming it. I mean, this is the biggest lie is that every time you talk, you hear somebody interviewed in the administration? Well, it's because of Putin. You know, it's because of supply and demand. No, it's because you've been printing money like a drunken sailor. Yeah, the prices of real estate in my my area. have just gone sky and young people, there's no way that the average home is $400,000. And about three years ago, it was probably half that. And how are these kids, these young people or anybody about matter? How any of these people gonna be able to afford a house. And here's the funny news. 39:14 I don't want you to afford a house. 39:17 Because while Schwab has already told us that has any 39:21 This is the game, isn't it? The globalist systems is one way. But you see these even these men are puppets. This is satanic. You see, this is they've been moving this office for SWAT for decades, goes back centuries, doesn't it? This this plan, it moves us people die and as new people come in, this is how the enemy is working his way up 39:43 to as you said, the church has been asleep through it all. 39:47 Yeah, I was watching something of video the other day. I think it was Australia where they created this new housing area of what rental apartments and people are saying how wonderful it is to Rent, don't have the city of having my own property. And these are wealthy people that are prepared to rent properties. 40:10 In it in history when when civilizations or nations fall that the rich begin to gather up the land, and take the land and own land. And we're seeing a lot of that happening now is that the rich are buying up land, Bill Gates owns the largest amount of farmland in America, Bezos owns the bunch of it. So if you start looking at all these billionaires, they're putting their money in the land, and who's going to own the land? And who's going to rent, you know, and I'm thinking about my grandchildren. If we have any, you know, if we make it that far, there's an urgency to our culture right now. That I'm not seeing in the church. And that's, that's the biggest thing that bothers me is we're not seeing it in the voice of the church, in the leadership of the church. And I know people get tired to hear me rail about the church been, we're the only ones that can solve the spiritual problem. No, I can. But I mean, we're the vessel that is to address this, 41:26 making them aware of what's actually happening. The sight of people that are you aware of what's happening with the farmers, I'm hearing things like we're getting paid to destroy crops? And what, what do they want to replace it with, obviously, with genetically modified food. It's just seems unbelievable that farmers aren't prepared to do that. 41:49 It's like David and Goliath. You know, that giant is so huge, and you've got the world land up against this giant, and we're all just standing there, I'm just gonna live my life, I'm not gonna worry about it, I'm just gonna do my thing. And it can all go to heck in a handbasket. 42:09 That thing is going to come to an end that don't realize that that as inflation grows, and as the situation tightens, that when it's only possibly when people feel the circumstances, right, starting to affect their lives, that they can't do what they did before. And the restrictions come in different forms, you know, maybe climate lock downs or something like that. And that people then will start to see because they they will expose themselves, and they're doing that, then, I think as that happens, and they start to get affected, and they see that it will affect their children. And I think with the education thing, I think it needs to be highlighted more and more. 42:51 The default Epoch Times. 42:54 You know, I've received emails from them, but I haven't spent a lot of time looking at 42:59 them. Yeah, that is my news source. I'm telling you, they do some excellent news. And they really focus on Channel law. And then they just did I just saw a a piece yesterday. You talked about siege warfare. It's it's there is a concerted planned effort by China to attack America on all fronts. I mean, you're in they listed there's like 37 fronts that they're attacking assault technology. I can't remember that. But if anything in culture, you can think about being attacked. They've got a plan to attack, because they want to be the number one dominant country in the world. And they first have to take down America. And they go into great detail about how they're doing this. You know, the great the silk, China's Silk Road. Have you ever heard that one? Yeah. Yeah. Where they're buying up ports all around the world. And they tried bombed the LA port in Los Angeles. And luckily, we kicked them out of that one. Yeah. So if we just pay attention to China, we will know what's coming our way because our president has his connections. They're so 44:13 cool. She has these Ukrainian connections as well. 44:17 So I guess we're gonna be wrapping up here, but how do we proceed? I know for one thing yell go to the of our time is, for our time messages for our time. YouTube channel, the steward is it's a really refreshing view. You know, I love the accent that always helps. You know, if I'm listening to my Bible app, I gotta get an English guy to, you know, to read it for me. You always go back to the Bible, you're always bringing in verses you're bringing in. You're bringing in the Word of God into your messages, and that's very refreshing. It's very helpful to it's encouraging. 44:52 Good things come out of lockdowns See, hadn't been for the lockdown. We wouldn't have been able to start our house church and and And then the channel wouldn't have happened really? 45:02 Are we in a time of judgment? Do you feel like they were actually in a time of judgment? 45:10 Yes, I think that Well, I certainly think the leaders that we've got we system, nations deserve the leaders they get. And I mean, Trump did a lot of good. Unfortunately, he was, I feel he was ignorant to a lot of stuff in his promotion of a vaccine and not getting rid of certain people. And I think that, yeah, I just think that we have to be aware that there will be all kinds of voices in these days, leading us into all sorts of directions. And I think possibly, people put their trust in man, a little bit too much. But yeah, we get the leaders we deserve. And I think there is a judgement. I mean, I come across YouTube channels of people prophesying all kinds of destruction for the Western world. Of course, you don't want to really receive it. And so you know, and yet there are people speaking with authoritative voice, of real judgment of real destruction of third world war. We can only go one day at a time, really. And I think in the end, it comes down to when the Ark door is closing. Are we on the inside? And how many people can we help inside? Before it does close? And there'll be a remnant saved and says it will be with Israel will be a remnant saved? 46:39 Because we are in a days of no army? Yeah, 46:43 well, this is, as it were, in the days of Noah. And, you know, we just have to get more and more awareness, more and more discipline, because truth and lies will get closer together. You know, there'll be weaving winter weaving all the time, and we have to be able to discern the difference. 47:05 One thing I one thing I experienced, was, as I was kind of on this continued journey of figuring out, you know, is it a break away from the church? Is it? Am I wrong and thinking the way I do because of what happened in 2020. And then you can run across voices, like you said, there's certain voices out there that just tend to bash people that you see a lot. And and so I imagine, you know, if you're a new Christian, that's coming into this, and you're seeing this dividing line, the split between people within the congregation, just the back and forth of, you know, like me saying that, that we need to be what we won't need wake up. Well, then another guy saying, What do you mean, wake up, I just woke up. But now you're in the system of the organized, happy go lucky church. And you're just partially woke up? I guess, you know, thank goodness, you found Jesus. But there's, when you get into this this, like, oh, my gosh, how can anybody rely or feel like Jesus is going to solve the problem when the church is all messed up? Does that make sense? I mean, yeah, I think has to go back to an individual relationship. 48:24 Yeah, it is. It's that and even men that you may have trusted, or women you may have trusted over many years that, as it says, as we said earlier, and Thessalonians is a great falling away, and many will turn away from from sound doctrine and follow doctrines of devils. And it's happening to churches as well. I mean, Hillsong Church, we've seen what's happened to that with our pastors. So the downfall of these vast organizations. So I think that's, yeah, we just have to be clearly aware of what's happening. And it starts with, with with us, our individual walk, and then people will be attracted to the truth if they see the truth. 49:12 Because we are, we're in a war. We're in a heavy spiritual war. And we need to have the mindset of that warrior. And, and I think you're one of the generals out there on YouTube, that's, that's helping lead the charge. And just want to thank you and bless you for just what you do every day, you know, just given the word given your perspective and your understanding. And so I guess we'll wrap it up here, but still, it's been a pleasure. We could talk all day I'm sure. 49:48 We're having man. Appreciate it. 49:51 Thank you. Go check out his his site, and I think you've got your email on there if they want to reach out to you You can put it in show notes if you want as well, candy. Okay. Bless you, sir. Thank you. Thank Transcribed by https://otter.ai
Today The Truly Co. podcast welcomes Jennifer Trautmann to the show. Jennifer shares her heart and her home with her husband, two boys and her father-in-law. She is a writer, photographer and a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God church. Join Lindsay May as she discusses an article Jennifer wrote in the Pursuit issue titled “Worn Paths: Finding God in the Rhythms of Habit.” Stemming from the grief of losing her mother-in-law to Covid, Jennifer describes how the habit of running allowed her to find a rhythm of connecting with God. It was this ritual that carried her through her darkest moments and gave her the strength and healing she needed. Order your copy of that poignant article here. Jennifer describes how our actions, over time, can open ourselves up to the Lord on a regular basis. And through ritual and routine we can more easily evaluate if we are progressing in different areas of our lives. She offers other suggestions for habits, specifically the importance of personal retreats. Throughout the podcast, both the book Sacred Rhythms and Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us About Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength had nuggets in them worth checking out and here are their links! You can connect with Jennifer on Instagram and Facebook.
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