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Faith « Possessing the Treasure by Mike Ratliff Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV) I received an email today from a friend pointing to a webpage called the Purpose Driven Connection specifically to a devotion for February 15. Carefully read the passage I placed at the top of this post (Hebrews 11:1-3). True saving faith always produces obedience, but this obedience is evidence of our salvation. In our salvation, to “believe in Jesus” means three things. Soli Deo Gloria! Like this: Like Loading...

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection, our new sister site, Thought Questions, is for you. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers. Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Thought Questions is updated daily. Title photo by: Oberazzi For all other photo credits please refer to Related 6 Questions that Will Save Your Relationships When you don't ask sincere questions and talk it out, there's a lot of important stuff that ends up never getting said. May 21, 2014 In "Life" 20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday July 24, 2008 In "Hacks" 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind

From the Lighthouse BlogRick Warren Speaks Out Against Those Warning the Church of Meditation by John LanaganMy Word Like Fire Ministries No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14) Perhaps stung by criticism about his Daniel Plan alliance with three well known New Age doctors, Rick Warren simultaneously addressed and sidestepped the meditation issue during a recent sermon.1 Warren never acknowledged his own promotion of teachers of anti-biblical meditative practices such as contemplative prayer, never addressed the Daniel Plan controversy, but seemed to accuse instead the Christians who sounded the alarm about Eastern/New Age meditation advocates Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. In a seeming attempt to “spin” the continuing controversy, Rick Warren claimed Christians on the Internet have been warning against biblical meditation! With a touch of sarcasm and making a scary, mocking, wooing sound, Rick Warren stated: It’s called meditation. Wait a minute. Biblical meditation is simply reflecting upon or pondering the Word of God. “Ommm,” indeed.

Kansas City Christian Church Has Been Praying, Worshipping 24/7 For More Than 12 Years | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze There are about 300,000 Protestant churches in America. While each is surely unique, most of them probably have worship services on Sundays (and, perhaps at one or two other mornings or evenings during the week). But, one church — Kansas City, Missouri’s International House of Prayer (IHOP) — has been in an ongoing prayer and worship service 24 hours per day, seven days per week since 1999. Literally. There are two basic worship and prayer formats. Below, Mike Bickle explains the cost — more than $100,000 per month — to run the technology associated with the movement: The New York Times recently profiled the church, which was founded 12 years ago by Mike Bickle, a self-trained evangelical pastor. While some pastors believe that Bickle’s church is too extreme, others contend that the spiritual leader has gone too far in his belief that the Jesus’ second coming will occur during the current generation’s life time. Read more about this fascinating church movement here.

"Cindy Jacobs: Pray Against WWIII" NAR Prophetess's Inflammatory Comments on the Egypt Crisis "Also, in looking back at the prophetic word for 2011 issued by the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders..., I read the warning we issued which said that satan would try and start another third world war." -- Cindy Jacobs[1] "Satan is going to try and start wars such as he did when the first student volunteer movement started around the turn of the 20th century.... We must pray against the starting of a third world war, as satan wants to escalate world events for His purposes." -- Cindy Jacobs[2] On February 1, The Elijah List, chief media outlet for the New Apostolic Reformation, issued an e-mail with the heading "Cindy Jacobs: Pray Against WWIII" which featured an "Urgent Prayer Alert from Cindy Jacobs: An Open Letter to the Arabic-Speaking Christians as well as the Church Worldwide." _______________________________________The Coming Middle Eastern TrifectaEgypt in Crisis: A Prophetic Perspective “Allah is our objective.

International House of Prayer, a Ministry Growing Into a Movement Founded 12 years ago by Mike Bickle, a self-trained evangelical pastor, with a group of 20, the International House of Prayer, in a former strip mall, now draws tens of thousands of worshipers to its revival meetings. A wholly devoted cadre of 1,000 staff members, labeled missionaries, have given up careers to move here, living off donations and spending several hours a day in the prayer hall to revel in what they describe as direct communication with God. Another thousand students attend the adjacent Bible college, preparing to spread this fervent brand of Christianity. The well-populated prayer room and the devout community growing up around it are at the epicenter of a little known but expanding national network: dozens of groups that are stressing perpetual prayer in a way seldom seen in modern America, said Marcus Yoars, the editor of Charisma, an evangelical magazine. Mr. The ministry has also drawn fire for helping Gov. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr.

Are You In RobBellion? Posted by Cathy Mathews RobBellion noun \rahb-ˈbel-yən\ - The state or condition of denying the revealed Word of God so that you can redefine God, Jesus, salvation, heaven, hell and the Gospel to mean whatever you want them to mean. photo credit: Christian Selvaratnam via photopincc Additional Resources What Is The Emerging Church Movement and Why Is It Dangerous?

70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B, where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Believe that even the smallest compliment can save someone’s life 2. Remember that one person can change an entire nation 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70.

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