Friday, May 28, 2010

Some Inspiring Religious Leaders On TWITTER!

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SUPPLIED TO THIS BLOG BY ONLINE CHRISTIAN COLLEGES. HERE IS A PARTIAL LIST OF SOME OF THE CHRISTIAN LEADERS YOU CAN FIND ON TWITTER:

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11. Jay Bakker : Revolution NYC founder Jay Bakker tweets and preaches Christianity for followers wanting to hear a message of peace, tolerance, and unity.

12. Fr. Wade Fahnestock : This popular Twitter feed by a Catholic priest has plenty of insights into Christianity as well as prayers, readings, reflections, and meditations.

13. Rick Warren : Many Christians will find this extremely popular minister’s words inspiring and provocative.

14. Fr. George Mabura : Venerable Catholic priest Fr. George Mabura keeps a great Twitter feed full of prayers, verses, meditations, and more bits of inspiration.

15. Pastor Jeff Lilley : Pastor Jeff Lilley’s microblog features daily scripture studies, prayers, and meditations perfect for solo or group Bible reflection.

16. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf : Thousands of fans flock to Fr. John Zuhlsdorf’s Twitter, blog, podcast, and column for thorough dissections of Catholicism and its tenets and traditions.

17. aheartforgod : Join Pastor Mike and his thousands of followers for contemporary applications and interpretations of ancient Christian beliefs and practices.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

THE SECRET PLACE, Part 10, Not the Final Act!

Now that we have approached the Father, in the Secret Place, in the correct way, what do we do once there?  F.B. Meyer said “The man who prays grows; and the muscles of the soul swell from this whipcord to iron bands”. In short – do you want to spiritually “ripped” or “buff” or “cut”??!! Well – pray without ceasing! It’s in the Bible (1 Thess. 5 vs 17)

But just as an athlete has to keep his/her eyes on the gym equipment and the goal in order to accomplish the Task, if we go into prayer with the Father with all kinds of noise and distraction. I would rather have 15-20 minutes of unbroken intense fellowship, praying in the Spirit, than sitting there while sipping coffee. Personally, I find that disrespectful.

What about this fellowship.

 In Chapter 42, Job says in verse 5 (AMP) I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You”.
If you remember the book of Job, at the onset, the devil told God that Job only feared Him because He had a hedge of protection around Job and prospered him in every way. So, you know the rest. God removes His Hand of protection and the story of pain, woe, tribulation, trials etc begins. Job remains faithful to God throughout, but began speaking things he had NO, absolutely NO knowledge of! 

When he finally confesses to God that he (Job) knows sees or comprends NOTHING and (from the Hebrew) knows Him personally for the first time, only then were his eyes opened.
Two things here – it is my contention Job was only justified at the end here because first – he admitted his “spiritual eye was opened for the first time)  and after all he said about God, He, still revealed Himself to Him.  Secondly, Job would not have had this redemption and salvation without focusing fully on God, day after day, no matter HOW hard it is. If we had an ounce of this kind of self-discipline, the Lord will surely reveal Himself to and rescue us just the same…and it all begins in that Secret Place – the Spiritual Heart!

Monday, May 10, 2010

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER (NDP) 2010, Illinois.








What an amazing spirit-filled event at the Illinois State Capital Complex, last Thursday May 6, 2010! We observed the 59th Annual NDP event with a Praise and Worship Service on a beautiful day, on the East Steps of the Capitol.
Prayed and fasted up for days and weeks, the Lord blessed, anointed, abided with and let His Spirit roam free among the inspired prayer leaders, worship leaders and the many hundreds of worshippers in Attendance! Not even sound equipment issues with the first praise song "HOLY GOD" (which I was blessed to lead) could stop the worship!
The secular/humanist attacks on NDP also helped to raise awareness of the day and this brought more prayer warriors and supporters out, who were looking to Praise our Great God from Mason City down to East St Louis! We had tremendous support in both the local secular media, as well as Christian radio!
The RFFM.org blog, a popular daily blog put out by friends of the Illinois Family Institute AND Business Men in Christ, also gave me ample space to make the case for Christ-centered prayer and intercession in the Public Square as we do each year! Click here to read that piece.
I used the following Scripture in part as part of my opening devotion before the Service began. Please join us again next year - Thursday May 5, 2011 for Springfield's first Sacred Assembly in held in wide open spaces! The following from Psalm 33 is from the Amplified Version (Verses 4-8)~~~"For the word of the Lord is right; and all His work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.

He gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; He puts the deeps in storage places. Let all the earth fear the Lord [revere and worship Him]; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him".

Sunday, May 2, 2010

LET'S SEND COURTNEY TO THE 2010 ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL!

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 2010

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April 30, 2010