"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in." ~ Isaiah 58:12
It’s such an amazing story! Patrick, a young, former slave in Ireland, was called by God in the 400’s to go share the Gospel of Christ with those same Irish people who had enslaved him just a few years before! Yet, without fear, he boldly entered again into that realm and became the agent of liberty to those who had once been his agents of slavery.
He developed this boldness because Christ had revealed Himself to him in such a living way. Patrick’s faith in Jesus was no cold orthodoxy; his was a living relationship with the living, resurrected Son of God! In Patrick’s life, Jesus was Lord! We get a glimpse of the intimacy between him and his Lord when he writes of hearing His voice. With great humility he simply states that God said to him:
“He who gave His life for you, He it is who speaks within you.”
(Great Christian Classics, Kevin Swanson ed.; Generations With Vision, pub. 2010; p. 140)
His knowledge of Christ was deeper than most of us today. He understood that Jesus dwelt inside him. He knew Christ, not only as the Lord of heaven—which He certainly is—but as the present, resident, Lord inside Patrick. One time he actually saw the Holy Spirit praying within him. He wrote, Continue reading →
Except for one thing, the state of our land could be very discouraging. If we look only at the Moslem threat, the homosexual agenda, or the work of socialists inside our governments, we could well be in despair. However, if any person or people set their will to walk in the order of God, they have proven to be invincible under any circumstances. It is my hope, that if we can experience revival, we would need not fear any enemy, internal or external.
The Bible teaches that one with God is always a majority. Moses stood at the Red Sea without a single earthly hope of being delivered from Pharaoh’s fast approaching army. But because he was obeying God in bringing out His people from bondage, God said through Moses,
“Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD…”
Moses obeyed, and, to his amazement, he watched God’s people get delivered from the greatest army on earth. God still does this today.
Patrick Henry encouraged our Founding Fathers to not be afraid to stand in God’s order against the world’s greatest army of their day in his “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. He finished it by saying, Continue reading →
What would your church do if the parents of a lesbian daughter asked you to perform her funeral—AND—insisted a picture be showed of her kissing her lesbian partner? According to writer, Bryan Fischer, this has already happened to a church in Colorado. What if they threatened to sue the church if it didn’t perform the funeral? What would your church leadership do?
These are the exact kinds of choices we’re heading for in this land. David Gibbs, President of the Christian Law Association in America, warns us that the homosexuals have an agenda to take control of the media, of business, of civil government, and of the church, in order to force acceptance of their lifestyle on us. They’ve gained so much control of the media, business, and civil government, that they are now invading the church’s territory, insisting it bow to an all-powerful, socialist form of government.
Since the Obama Administration pushed through Congress the so-called “Hate Crimes” law in November of 2009, government power is being used more and more to threaten the worship and mission of the church in America. The “Gender Agenda” is flexing its government muscle and attacking the Biblical definition of marriage. Now they are advancing into the church in order to silence its moral voice in our nation. Satan’s real aim in all this is to stop the teaching of the Gospel of Christ to the next generation. He is simply using the homosexual movement to achieve his goal. Continue reading →