bless the jews
shalom peace shalom

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5662 May 7, 2013
Shalom

Shalom, in a single word, is among the first of my go-to prayers. It is a power-packed, loaded word that brings holistic definition to our concept of peace. I declare shalom when praying over our family and over our house, and I have seen God heal sickness through a simple prayer of "Shalom."
According to Strong's #7965, "Shalom" is defined by: "completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord."

Many of us are striving to have just a few of these words present in our life. Yet, with shalom, God has given us an "all for one" sort of deal.
carriers of peace

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5663 May 7, 2013
But Jesus is "Sar Shalom," the "Prince of Peace," and He lives in us.Just as shalom, or salam, is a greeting in so many nations across the world, our Heavenly Father has spoken shalom over us and even given such to us in the form of His Son.

If we recognize that Jesus is alive in our life, then we also must recognize that we already possess every facet of the above definition of shalom.

Shalom is a wellspring within us that will not run dry, and is the most pregnant form of peace that we may carry to the world.

Carriers of Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

Jesus set the ultimate example, not just for the peace He carried, but the priority He gave peace as an offensive tool of transformation when sending others into mission.

Look at the passages where Jesus sent the twelve and the seventy: Each time we find that He gave them one thing to carry, and hopefully, leave behind. "If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it" (Matthew 10:13), "But whatever house you enter, first say,'Peace to this house.' And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it..." (Luke 10:5-6).

When Jesus blessed the peacemakers to be called sons of God, He gave us a clear mandate of the true intention and mission of peace. It is not something to be kept or simply hoped for, but Peace is the Presence that will mark the revealing of the sons of God so many are believing for (see Romans 8). We may not ever find peace in the world, but I thank God that the world will find Peace in us. May we, as carriers of Peace, now arise and go out to the world each day!

Joey LeTourneau
M.A.R.K. 10:14 Family/Heavenly Hope Ministries
carriers of peace

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5664 May 7, 2013
I declare shalom when praying over our family and over our house, and I have seen God heal sickness through a simple prayer of "Shalom."

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

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#5665 May 7, 2013
Bless the Jews... I agree. :)
all must repent

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5666 May 8, 2013
~~~ repent from all types of sexual sin, including pornography, lust, and sexualised dressing.

~~~ repent from the abuse of God's grace, and the complacency & compromise with sin and the failure of leaders to rebuke sin.

- repent from preaching the prosperity gospel that focuses on an out of balance priority on money & riches now.

~~~ repent from postmodernism, not believing all the scriptures of the bible are for today.

~~~ repent from building the empires of men in the church, and build the Kingdom of God in the church.

~~~ repent from preaching focused on improving lifestyle now, rather focus on preparing the bride to be without spot, blemish or wrinkle for Christ’s very soon coming.

-- teach the centrality of God's holiness, for without holiness no-one will see the Lord.

~~~ Leaders need to mobilise God’s people in repentance.

Although a strong word, Dr. Owuor very much meets the conditions of a true biblical prophet as stated in:

Amos 3:6 “If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it? 7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
all must repent

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5667 May 8, 2013
~~~ repent from preaching focused on improving lifestyle now, rather focus on preparing the bride to be without spot, blemish or wrinkle for Christ’s very soon coming~~~

~~~ teach the centrality of God's holiness, for without holiness no-one will see the Lord~~~

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#5670 May 8, 2013
Adam wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yle_qeeOIMAXX
Jewish orthodox who mock agianst Jesus the Messiah are one of the most disgusting dirty filthy scummy abominated race that dwells on earth. Why should we bless them?
If you believe in the Bible, this is what is said...

God is referring to the Jews...
Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
jelousy

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5671 May 9, 2013
Jealousy can be a very useful motivation. Jealousy is often used of God to prepare us for our future as much as anything in the world. He gets our attention by His own jealousy. He uses “their” jealousy—friends, relatives, and enemies; He uses my jealousy. Their jealousy of me can drive me to my knees—to bring me closer to God. Funnily enough, my jealousy of them can also drive me to my knees—to bring me closer to God. When William Cowper wrote the magnifi cent and profound hymn,“God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” I don’t know if he had jealousy in mind. But believe me, jealousy can be a powerful force to advance the kingdom of God—whether in increasing the numbers of His people, preparing sovereign vessels for service, or bringing together events that led His Son to the cross.

As I said above, Paul hoped that the Gentiles’ turning to Jesus Christ would make Jews jealous and want salvation through Christ too (Rom. 11:11–14).

The point is, God uses jealousy for His own purposes. The sons of Jesse being jealous of their little brother David was part of David’s preparation. It helped get him ready for what was coming down the road.

Jealousy is what eventually made Joseph prime minister of Egypt. And the jealousy between Leah and Rachel was no small force in making Jacob the father of twelve sons. God was behind it all. His kingdom was at stake. He used jealousy to ensure that things happened according to His sovereign will.

Leah and Rachel were sisters, but Jacob was married to both of them. It was not Jacob’s choice; he was tricked by Laban, who had promised Jacob his daughter Rachel—but at the last minute gave him Leah.

R.T. Kendall has been the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London for the last 25 years. He now lives in Key Largo, Fla. He is a well-known speaker and the author of Jealousy: The Sin No One Talks About, from which this article was excerpted.
7-folds

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5672 May 9, 2013
The church is entering into a new season. Many are about to experience great restoration and harvest in their lives.

John 10:10 declares: "The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)" (The Amplified Bible).

It may feel as if the enemy has come in like a thief and tried to rob, steal, kill and destroy. But I have a word from the Lord for you:
The thief has been found out!
"But if he is found out, he must restore seven times [what he stole]; he must give the whole substance of his house [if necessary—to meet his fine]" (Prov. 6:31).

After you have discernment about where and how the enemy has been stealing from you, you can rise up and use the authority God has given you as a believer.

When the thief has been discovered to have stolen something, he must not only return what he stole but also give back seven times as much. He must give his whole house away if necessary to pay back the fines he owes.

The devil has a lot of fines to pay!

In addition to having to give back seven times what he stole from you, he is having to allow us to plunder his entire house.

If he has tried to put depression and heaviness on you, get ready for seven-fold joy.
If he has tried to put sickness on you, get ready for seven-fold health.
If he has tried to put debt and lack on you, get ready for seven-fold prosperity and provision.
If he has tried to put fear and anxiety on you, get ready for seven-fold faith.

If he has tried to put bondage and addiction on you, get ready for seven-fold freedom.
It's harvest time! Lost years will be restored. God is a God of the second chance.

He is about to restore to you the years the locust has eaten.

Some suffering is unjust.
However, some of the suffering we experience is the result of bad choices we have made.

Some of you today are reaping a negative harvest in your life because of bad seeds you have sown. When we make sinful choices, we are sowing negative seeds in our lives that will ultimately bring a bad harvest.
restore

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5674 May 9, 2013
To begin your season of restoration right now, pray this prayer:

Heavenly Father, I humble myself and repent for any bad choices I have made during the years. I ask You to bring full restoration into my life and restore my lost years. May the glory on my latter house be greater than that on my former. I command everything that was taken from me and everything that was stolen from me to be restored, in Jesus' name. I command the thief to repay seven times what he stole. In Jesus' name, I command every fine to be paid, and I empty the storehouse of the thief! I command the thief to restore seven times everything that he has ever taken from me, in Jesus' name. Father, I thank you for the abundant harvest and fresh anointing that is coming my way! In Jesus' name, amen.
Jews

Anonymous Proxy

#5675 May 9, 2013
Jews will certainly need some blessing after all the havoc they've caused around the world.

They can fool the majority of people, sure, but sooner or later they will be judged.
sure salvation

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5676 May 9, 2013
How can I be sure of my salvation?

Everyone would like to know the answer to that question! Some churches have doctrines telling exactly what is required to be saved, but the Bible does not. Different books of the New Testament tell different aspects of salvation (Matthew 7:21-23, 25:31-46, Luke 10:25-28, John 3:16, James 2:14-17, etc.)

God will judge different people by different standards, depending on their knowledge of the Gospel and the wealth, gifts and abilities that have been entrusted to them (Matthew 10:14-15, 11:21-24, Luke 12:47-48, 20:45-47, 21:1-4, John 9:40-41, 15:22-24, Romans 2:12-16, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9, Galatians 6:3-5, James 3:1):

From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.(NRSV, Luke 12:48)

The Bible does make it clear that we must humble ourselves before God (Matthew 11:29-30, 18:2-4) and depend on His mercy.

We cannot stand before God at the final judgment and claim we are entitled to salvation on the merit of church membership or anything we have done, said or believed.

The steps required to prepare ourselves for judgment come almost naturally for some people.

But, for most of us, those steps require long, difficult changes in attitudes and beliefs.

The Bible's advice is to put our whole faith and trust in Christ and obey His teachings. When we fail, as we often will, we must repent.

We should be making progress toward holiness and moral perfection (Matthew 5:48, 2 Corinthians 7:1), although we will never fully reach those goals.

Our efforts toward perfection must be absolutely sincere; we may impress other people with outward displays of holiness, but God will not be fooled (Matthew 23:27-28, 1 Corinthians 4:5).
breaking bad habits

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5677 May 9, 2013
9 Bad Charismatic Habits We Need to Break

I love the Holy Spirit’s gifts. But some of our “Spirit-filled” practices are questionable.

Anybody who has read this column before knows I’m unapologetically charismatic in my theology. I love the Holy Spirit, and I believe the New Testament calls us to make room for manifestations of the Spirit. The apostle Paul gave guidelines for the gift of prophecy; he saw dramatic healings; he experienced supernatural visions; and he told church leaders not to forbid speaking in tongues (see 1 Cor. 14:39). Paul was the epitome of charismatic spirituality.

But not everything we do today in the name of the Holy Spirit is a valid expression of His power.

Over the past four decades, we charismatics have invented some lame practices that not only make us look silly but actually turn people off to our message.

I figure we started these behaviors because of immaturity—and I can laugh about them because I’ve done some of them myself. But it’s 2013, and I think God expects more of us.

I realize this can be sensitive if you have one or more of these bad habits. But please pray over this list before you blast me for being critical.

1. The body slam. There are times when people feel woozy or weak-kneed when the Holy Spirit touches them. I leave room for that. But can we please stop pushing people to the floor? Any minister who hits, shoves or slaps people at a church altar is being extremely rude. He is also relying on his own swagger to demonstrate he has the power to “slay” people in the Spirit. If you pushed someone to the floor, God had nothing to do with it.

2. The courtesy drop. We’ve all done it. Many people fall while receiving prayer because they figure it’s the spiritual thing to do. But there is nothing in Scripture that says you have to fall to receive healing or an anointing. You receive by faith. It’s perfectly fine to stay standing. And you may actually protect yourself from getting stepped on!
teachers holds important

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5679 May 9, 2013
Teachers hold one of the most important positions on the planet. They guide, counsel, explain, show, encourage, reprove, help, correct, empower … the list goes on. Though other factors certainly play a role, students tend to succeed or fail based upon how good their teacher is. That’s why every summer, long before the first bell rings to usher in a new school year, parents across the nation jockey to get their kids in with the best teachers possible. They know the lifelong effect a great teacher—or a lousy one—can have on their child.

So what if you had the chance to receive one-on-one tutoring from the greatest teacher on the planet? Better yet, what if you could call on that teacher anytime, anywhere, with any question?

Jesus was the greatest teacher to ever walk the earth. Yet He said that after He left, the Father would send “another Helper, that He may abide with you forever”(John 14:16). Later, Jesus explained that “when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth”(16:13). To top it off, this Counselor would help us do even greater works than what Jesus did (14:12). That’s some teacher!

If you’re a believer, you’ve already been given the awesome gift of the Holy Spirit, the Teacher like no other. Yet tragically a huge segment of the church never raises their hand to ask Him a question. Some sit in the classroom of life doubting if He’s relevant enough today or even necessary anymore, while others would prefer to act as if He didn’t exist.
oh well well

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5681 May 9, 2013
I’ve never met a believer who didn’t have an innate vision for revival. Sure, the concept of what revival actually looks like varies from person to person. But we all long to see a mass outpouring of the Holy Spirit that transforms cities and nations.
There’s a problem, though: Too many Christians in America would rather sit on the sidelines and argue over what does and doesn’t qualify as a revival than actually expend the energy to pray and prepare their hearts for one. If there is any hope for our country’s future, this must change. Before you think I’m advocating for people to check all discernment at the door (along with their brains), let me explain.
I experienced firsthand the Toronto Blessing and the Brownsville Revival in the 1990s. I attended countless churches, conferences and events during that season where the Holy Spirit would show up in such power that any man-made agendas or sermon outlines became pointless. It was truly unique.
I also remember the stark difference between those who dove headfirst into what God was doing at the time and those who opted to sit on the sidelines. And no, I’m not talking about the Hank Hanegraaffs of the bunch who label any move of the Holy Spirit that involves flesh (i.e., people) as counterfeit; I’m referring to believers who questioned and critiqued every aspect of these moves to the point that they became frozen in their faith.
I know this because, for a while, I was one of them. I was an armchair revivalist, commenting on God’s move from a distance without having first truly experienced it myself. I eventually found that, while we’re told to discern and “test the spirits”(1 John 4:1), we must first rely on the Holy Spirit for truth rather than basing it upon what our eyes can see.
Almost 20 years later, however, this Monday morning quarterback—er, revivalist—club continues to grow in an online world that amplifies any heresy hunter’s claims. Their biggest gripe is how the word revival is misunderstood and misapplied.
oh well well

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5682 May 9, 2013
It’s true: Believers—and particularly the Spirit-filled community—have certainly abused the term revival, even reducing it to a marketing tactic to draw crowds. But after refusing to be a bystander and instead becoming an active participant in a handful of God’s powerful moves, I’ve discovered a greater truth: It ultimately doesn’t matter whether we call something a revival, renewal or outpouring … because if we aren’t crying out in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14, desperate for God’s healing in both our lives and throughout our land, it’s unlikely we’ll see “revival” anyway. Repentance and righteousness are far more important to God than what term we use to describe His move.
I recently sat down with John Kilpatrick and Nathan Morris, two leaders involved in what’s been called the Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival. On July 23, 2010, God showed up at an otherwise ordinary conference and began healing and touching multitudes; two years later, the revival services continue. Kilpatrick is best known as Brownsville’s former pastor, yet what many may not know is how he had to shepherd a congregation during both the sudden swell and the tumultuous aftermath of the revival. If anyone has a right to be skeptical or cynical of something being prematurely called a revival, it’s Kilpatrick.
Yet as I spoke with him and Morris, a young British evangelist, I recognized the same heart seen today in fellow “revivalists” such as Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, Rodney Howard-Browne, and John and Carol Arnott. These men and women are fire-starters, willing to take the personal attacks if it means stirring people’s hearts toward a hunger for God’s presence—which in turn, lays the foundation for a move of God.·
In this month’s issue of Charisma, we’ve highlighted the perfectly paired themes of healing and revival. Each contributor not only has a personal connection to revival, but also desires to see revival fires consume the U.S. as they are throughout the non-Western world. May their words help to rekindle whatever embers are glowing in your own life for the sake of true revival.
oh well well

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5683 May 9, 2013
TBN’S FAMILY FEUD GETS AWKWARD

It’s easy to take potshots at the Trinity Broadcasting Network given some of the crazy on-air antics that rival YouTube’s most viral videos these days. But the latest allegations involving TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch are more than just a “he said, she said” case; they’re down-right weird, considering it’s the Crouches’ granddaughter filing suit. While it should be noted the lawsuit isn’t directly against TBN, the allegations of $50 million in misused donations say enough.

I’ll blog later on this as we find out more from both sides, but for now, here’s the story our news editor just posted.

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oh well well

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5684 May 9, 2013
Thou shalt not be stingy with thy wife when it comes to money.(Esther 5:3)
1. King Ahasuerus was married to Queen Esther. Look how generous he was with his wife! He said to her, "What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it will be given to you." Esther 5:3

2. Now in modern marriage law, many might wonder why this man is being praised for giving his wife the half that already belonged to her. However, back then this was an incredible offer of generosity! How many wives have to grovel and beg for a few dollars while he lavishly spends on himself.
ohwell

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5685 May 9, 2013
Thou shalt make every effort to see things from thy wife's point of view.(Gen 21:12)

1. Abraham is a man whose wife actually called him "lord".

Sarah had an insight on a personal family matter and Abraham felt that she was wrong.

"But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her" Gen 21:12. Did you catch that?

God told Abraham to obey his wife! He had not taken the time to see things from her point of view. Husbands and wives often live and think in different worlds.

A wise husband will "listen" to his wife before God steps in and forces him to. Foolish husbands are arrogant "power-trippers" who know it all, refuse to listen to their wife and fall flat on their face.

2. "Live with her in an understanding way since she is a woman" 1 Pe 3:7
ohwell

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#5686 May 9, 2013
Keep thine eyes on thy own wife, not thy neighbors.(Prov 5:15-20; Job 31:1; Jer 5:8)

1. The Proverbs writer says it this way, "Drink water from your own cistern, And fresh water from your own well... Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love." Prov 5:15-20

2. The ultimate sacrifice that a woman makes in child bearing is her figure. And the media is filled with 17 year old models who are not yet graduated high school and never done a hard days work in their life!

3. Job was wise when he said, "I Have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?"

4. Job 31:1 But we find that for many, the words of Jeremiah apply, "They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor's wife." Jer 5:8

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