State of the nation

What does the Bible say about pollution and the earth?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Latest News, Prophecy, State of the nation | 0 comments

What does the Bible say about pollution and the earth?

A scientist once said that, after years of study in his field, when he came to know Christ he felt as though he’d reached the summit of a great mountain and all the Christians were already there waiting, secure in a knowledge he’d been seeking all his life. The Bible has the answers not only to the condition of the human heart, but it contains revelation that modern science is only just now discovering – or, for which it has only speculation. Previously, I researched and wrote on the harmony of science and scripture and the Bible’s prolific mention of climate change; a friend and...

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Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Spiritual Growth, State of the nation | 0 comments

Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

If you’re passionate about the direction of the nation, and if you hunger and thirst for righteousness in your land, perhaps at some point you’ve been chided for your zeal. In my last post, I shared my own testimony of not knowing what to do with the burden I carried for my country, but how the Lord kept showing me He would not have given me such a heart to care if He did not intend to answer the desires of my heart, specifically as they pertained to the nation. Here are three things I’ve heard Christians say to fellow believers or even to themselves over the years, usually as a...

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Called to Intercede for Your Nation

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Latest News, prayer, Prophecy, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Called to Intercede for Your Nation

Some things require care when mixing, such as ministry and money, pastoring and politics. As such, there’s a tendency simply to play it safe and keep them separate. John Newton, ex-slave captain and writer of the hymn “Amazing Grace,” said of his friend William Wilberforce, the British Member of Parliament, “I hope the Lord will make him a blessing both as a Christian and a statesman. How seldom do these two characters coincide! But they are not incompatible.” Wilberforce devoted his entire life to ending the African Slave Trade in the West Indies, and saw his goal realized just...

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William Wilberforce: Slavery and Its Startling Parallels to Abortion

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 0 comments

William Wilberforce: Slavery and Its Startling Parallels to Abortion

“Things have come to a pretty pass when one should permit one’s religion to enter public life” said Lord Melbourne. The Duke of Clarence ridiculed those who supported Abolition as “either fanatical or hypocritical.” A judge acquitted perpetrators responsible for countless deaths because he ruled that the victims “weren’t really human beings.” The more I read Eric Metaxas’ Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the more the African Slave Trade of the 1700s  sounded like America’s Abortion Industry. This must-read biography...

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Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in State of the nation, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

As a teenager I had a magazine tear-out hanging in my room of a woman in military attire with a smoldering look, the caption reading “What if history had been herstory?” I declared that one day I’d walk down the aisle to the song “You don’t own me” – I was more serious than kidding. In our house, both my parents encouraged us to explore literature and films outside of pop fads and boy-craziness, and my attorney father challenged me to think analytically and stare down to the depths of any argument to see the root of what was being brought to the...

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Living in Esther Times: “Haman has been hanged”

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Prophecy, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 4 comments

Living in Esther Times: “Haman has been hanged”

The Holy Spirit highlighted Esther Chapter 8 to me in a significant way during my devotions in mid-November 2016, following the election. I sensed Him saying that there are parallel spiritual realities between what was happening then and what is happening now. Esther 8 follows the hanging of Haman on gallows he’d built for Mordecai (Es. 7:10). Haman was the prideful official whose anger toward God’s people, particularly Mordecai, grew murderous when Mordecai refused to bow to him. The chapter begins: On that day King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen...

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Do You Need to Remind God?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in prayer, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 2 comments

Do You Need to Remind God?

Do you need to remind God of something? The Hebrew word Zakar means “to call to mind, bring to mind, to record, to mark, to mention, to take note of, to make a memorial.” There is a pattern in scripture of God’s people actively bringing things to His attention, or reminding Him, particularly in times of avid distress. Things God remembers/remembered: His covenant His word Individuals (Abraham, Rachel, Hannah, et al) His lovingkindness His people’s enemies the foolish man’s reproach the afflicted Our sacrifices (Ps. 20:3) Our tears His congregation Human...

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