bless the jews
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7352 Jun 8, 2014
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pure gospel

then the end

great asian!
great people!
great nations!
great king!
great GOD!
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7353 Jun 8, 2014
Christianity Is Moving West Again - To Asia!

There is a saying that contains an important insight: "In Jerusalem, Christianity became a religion. In Greece, it became a philosophy. In Rome, it became an institution. In Britain, it became a tradition, and in America, it became an enterprise."

There is some truth to this, and it is not all bad or unintended. The new creation culture that was to be received by all nations was also intended to receive from all nations. This is not to imply that the basic tenets of the faith were to be modified, but that the Gospel would help apply the best of all nations to a culture that would become the highway Isaiah spoke of that would be built to prepare the way for the Lord.

However, some of the worst of these nations also entered into the fabric of Christianity and, to a degree, corrupted the application of the Gospel. Each time the center of gravity for the advancing Church moved, there would be some purification, but not total.

In the American Church, we have reflected some the best and worst of religion, philosophy, institutions, traditions, and business all mixed together.

Many have learned to take the best and leave the rest. Some of the most remarkable expressions of Christianity through the Church are now found in America, as well as probably some of the worst.

Many Christians from around the world have come to learn from churches in America and have taken what they learned back to their countries.

Many of these did a great job filtering out what should not be applied in their home countries and have raised up works that are truly exceptional.

Now many Americans, and others, are going to them to learn. This interchange has increased dramatically during this time of easy travel and communications. For this reason, there are truly remarkable churches growing up all over the world.

Church in Asia

Welcome to Mississippi!As the center of gravity of Christianity moved west from Jerusalem (for the last century it seemed centered in America, even though some of the greatest works and revivals were elsewhere), it is about to make another major leap to the west. The center of gravity of Christianity is going to move to Asia. Then it will find its way back to Jerusalem.

So what will be the contribution of Asia to Christianity? For one thing, it will be a filter that removes many of the impurities added to Christianity by other cultures that have influenced it. They will do an even better job of holding to the good and removing the bad. This is not all they will do, but it will be a major contribution. We can expect to start hearing two great questions from Asia:

"What is the pure Gospel?"

"What is the purest expression of Christianity?"

Then we will see a relentless pursuit of these.
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7354 Jun 8, 2014
History of Christianity
We addressed the elements of truth in the saying, "In Jerusalem, Christianity became a religion. In Greece, it became a philosophy. In Rome, it became an institution. In Britain, it became a tradition. In America, it became an enterprise." Not all of this was bad or unintended. The Christian culture that was to be received by all nations was also intended to receive from all nations.
Even so, the expression of Christianity has picked up a lot of baggage from its passage through the nations that it needs to get rid of. Much of this will come as the center of gravity of Christianity transfers to Asia. One thing we can expect to see is Asia becoming a great filter that removes many of the impurities that the expression of Christianity has picked up. This will come from one of the great strengths of the Asian culture—its honor of history. They will be prone to go back to the roots of the faith, to the purest forms, and embrace them more than trends and fads that were added.
As we look at the history of Christianity, we can also note that its center would transfer from one place to another at different rates. It was only centered in Jerusalem for a few years. Then it remained in Greece, or to be more accurate, where the Greek culture was dominant which included Asia Minor, or what is now modern day Turkey. This is the region of the Seven Churches of Revelation and Constantinople, one of the most influential of all Christian cities, where it remained for centuries.
Rome emerged as the dominant center of gravity, as a counterpoint to Constantinople, and held the dominant position in European Christianity for over a thousand years. Then Germany and Switzerland became two of the most powerful centers of the advancing church with the birth of the Protestant Reformation.
Welcome to Mississippi!America's time as the center of the advancing church has been short, but powerful. This is typical of the innovation and initiative America is known for. The Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Third Wave movements all were either birthed in America, or quickly found a receptive home there. Many other smaller but very influential movements were spun off of these.
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7355 Jun 8, 2014
be alive
be well
be healthy
be holy
yes right

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#7356 Jun 15, 2014
Like all prophets, he understood the cost of his obedience to the Father God. Jeremiah's willingness to obey God at all costs, such as being thrown into prison (Jeremiah 37), into a cistern (Jeremiah 38), and taken to Egypt against his will (Jeremiah 43), shows that we must always trust God no matter how the circumstances look! In the natural, it appears Jeremiah had a very lonely life, yet his intimate communion and satisfaction from Abba Father's love is evident by his actions.

Jeremiah stayed on his difficult assignment during the years of increased adversity as his own people's hearts grew harder each year. The hard message he had to deliver caused Jeremiah to utterly call out and depend upon God for total consolation. Jeremiah was known as the "weeping" prophet called to a nation who lost their pursuit for the "Lover of their souls"! Jeremiah inscribed words that would resound for all eternity:
"Call out to Me!" Perhaps we can see a similarity in our country today during the heart-cry of so many voices of God prophesying that today is the day to turn our hearts back to our Father. Call upon the Lord! Seek Him while He may be found!
ElijahList Prophetic Resources
Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come. Jeremiah 33:3 NLT
God wants His creation to dialogue with Him. Fathers love it when one of their children jumps into their lap and says, "Dad, I don't need anything but to talk to and be with my friend, my Dad!" Like most dads, as your son or daughter pursues your undivided attention and wants to simply commune as your special son or daughter, it displays the great love our heavenly Father has for us! Asking tells "Daddy God" our hunger is not so much for the answers as it is for the time with Him in a love relationship that Abba has set as a desire in each of His own.
We may not ever get the answers, but in the journey, no matter the severity as Jeremiah demonstrated, we will know that we have a loving Father who always takes great care of those who ask, receive His words, and continue to obey! Wow, how could someone not want that kind of pursuit? So why not demonstrate to a desperate nation and world that all God wants is all of us always asking, seeking, knocking and finding all of Him!
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Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#7358 Jun 15, 2014
----------Jeremiah had a very lonely life, yet his intimate communion and satisfaction from Abba Father's love is evident by his actions.
REMARKABLE SECRETS

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#7359 Jun 15, 2014
---Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

--Jeremiah 33:3 NLT--
FAVOURED LAND

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#7360 Jun 15, 2014
WARMEST GREETINGS FROM KOTA KINABALU, SABAH.

THIS BLOG "BLESS THE JEWS" WAS FIRST STARTED BY A SABAHAN FROM THE LAND OF PLENTY GREATLY FAVORED BY THE LORD GOD UPON OUR HOMELAND OF SABAH!!

GOD BLESS & PROSPER THEE, SABAH!!

ALL HONOR & GLORY BE UNTO OUR LORD GOD!!

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS THE LAND OF ISRAEL, JERUSALEM & ALL JEWS..!!
church arise thou ye

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7361 Jun 19, 2014
Church, we cannot become so busy making money and building our own houses, that we lay aside the often painful and sacrificial work of restoration required for God's kingdom to come and His will to be done in America.

It is OK to grieve, like Jeremiah or Nehemiah, over the condition of our nation, but we must not give in to discouragement and fear. God is calling forth an army of faithful followers who will come up out of their discouragement to boldly push back the darkness.

Many leaders in government, health, education and ministry are having to make a decision right now—am I going to make my stand or am I going to compromise and yield to the enemy's plans? I, for one, say what America's founding fathers said upon signing the Declaration of Independence and, thereby, committing an act of treason against the crown: I pledge my life, my fortune, my sacred honor—everything to stop this insidious plan of hell. Will you join me?

Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized teacher, conference speaker and author of The Power of Hope. He has written more than 20 books, translated into over 30 languages. His first work, Intercessory Prayer, sold nearly a million copies and is being used to empower believers worldwide for passionate prayer and societal transformation. He and his wife, Ceci, make their home in the Dallas area.
save our nations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7362 Jun 20, 2014
Mighty Works: A Key To Saving Our Nation

Pursuit for Mercy

Toward the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus issued a strong judgment against Capernaum, but within it I find an overlooked and hopeful promise for us, our cities, and our nation.

"And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to Heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you" (Matthew 11:23-24).

In Genesis 18 the Lord and two angels visited Abraham and Sarah for dual purposes: They came to affirm God's promise to give them a child of their own, and to visit Sodom and Gomorrah to investigate firsthand the grave nature of the sin of its inhabitants. First, the Lord affirmed His promise to the couple, then discussed with Abraham His plan concerning the land of Sodom.

Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way. And the Lord said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him."

And the Lord said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know." Genesis 18:16-21

God revealed his heart by involving Abraham as He considered what must be done in Sodom and Gomorrah. It is obvious the Lord didn't want to destroy it, and so engaged Abraham in a conversation that could possibly change the outcome. Abraham appealed to God based on His goodness and righteousness (Photo via Wikimedia Commons):

"Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:24-25).

Abraham appealed to the Lord, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Surely He would not slay the righteous with the wicked, Abraham must have thought. Would God do such a thing if fifty righteous people lived there?

God agreed to spare the city if but fifty righteous lived there. We know the rest of the story. Abraham continued to intercede, reducing the number of righteous people until he stopped at just ten righteous ones living there. Each time the Lord adjusted His decision to destroy them.
save our nations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7363 Jun 20, 2014
Then he said, "Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it for the sake of ten." Genesis 18:32

Of note to me is Abraham's persistent pursuit for mercy. Some in our generation are calling for God to judge and destroy people, cities, and nations – but Abraham looked for reasons for God to extend mercy. God seemed to like that attitude, too.

Perhaps those who call for judgment do not believe that God can and will raise up those who walk in the kind of power that Jesus referred to in His denouncement of Capernaum. I believe the righteous response in our generation is for many to pursue the Lord for a fresh and extraordinary anointing for healing and miracles.

We should ask the Lord, "How can we partner with You to see our cities restored?" Might that be the higher road?

Our Example To Follow: The Father Of Our Faith

"Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him alone, and blessed him and increased him." For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. Isaiah 51:1-3 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Abraham is called our Father of Faith and is an example for the kind of attitudes and actions we should demonstrate toward the wicked and rebellious. Such were some of us...actually, all of us...so deserving of God's judgment and destruction. Yet the Lord Himself delighted in Abraham's appeal and wanted to involve him in the outcome.
save our nations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7364 Jun 20, 2014
Intercession Alone – Not Enough To Save Sodom

Some have concluded, and rightly so, that intercession like Abraham's plays a significant role in saving cities. What would have happened if Abraham had not stopped at ten but appealed to the mercy of God if but one righteous person lived within that wicked place? We don't know, but perhaps just one person, one righteous person living there, could have made the difference. We see that Lot and his family did not qualify as ones who were able to turn the tide, but should there have been enough righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah, people who moved in power, Jesus said it would have existed another 2,000 years!

But, intercession alone would not have saved Sodom and Gomorrah. It would have taken someone who operated in "mighty works," for Jesus said..."if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day" (Matthew 11:23b).

Think of it. Jesus said that Sodom and Gomorrah would have continued at least 2,000 more years if someone could have done there the mighty works Jesus did when He lived in Capernaum. They would have repented in light of that kind of demonstration, and the region would have averted its horrible fate.(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

What then constitutes a righteous man? Is it intercession alone? No, it is an intercessor who also moves in the power of signs and wonders. Both of those characteristics contain the ability to produce repentance and restoration. Is it absolute? No. It wasn't enough for Capernaum, but Jesus said it would have been enough to have saved a place as evil as Sodom!
save our nations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7365 Jun 20, 2014
I Was Startled By Unexpected Enlightenment: New Year's Eve Revelation

One recent New Year's Eve my wife and I stayed at home, the only time in decades when we didn't attend a time of corporate worship ushering in the New Year. We both retired around 10:00 PM. Beside our beds we each have lamps that I inherited from my parents, who had them for years before we did, and we now have had them for over 15 years. At 10:38 PM my wife's lamp suddenly turned on of its own accord. It had never done that before and has not done it since. Although she was sound asleep, I wasn't. I awoke her, saying, "Donna, your light just turned on...by itself!" She sat up in bed a little confused by it all, turned it off, and went right back to sleep.

I was greatly startled by the unexpected "enlightenment." How does your bedside lamp turn itself on? I believed an angel did it. I know that can be debated, but at least I knew God was speaking to me through it. When I reviewed the facts with her the next morning, she told me that she thought it was just a fluke, because the lamp was old and had become increasingly more difficult to turn on! I thought, "Well, that further confirms to me that the Lord is speaking through the occurrence, because if it is harder than normal to turn it on, someone invisible was 'strong enough' to do it without our help!" (Photo via Freeimages)

When it happened, I noticed the exact time: 10:38 PM, and felt that time represented a Bible verse that immediately came to mind – Acts 10:38:

"...how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."

God Is Able To Save Whole Families, Whole Cities, Even Whole Nations

I got my New Year's message that night. God turned the light on Acts 10:38. It is time for an anointing from Jesus where everyone gets healed! In reading the Wuest Expanded Translation, I am amazed at how many times Jesus healed every one of every sickness and disease.

And He was going around in the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and making a public proclamation of the good news regarding the Kingdom, and healing all chronic and serious disease and all occasional illness among the people. And the report concerning Him went off into the whole of Syria. And they brought to Him all those who were in a miserable condition physically, suffering with various kinds of chronic and serious ailments and acute pains, and those who were demonized and epileptic and paralytic, and He healed them...Matthew 4:23-25, Wuest Expanded Translation
FAVOURED LAND

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#7367 Jun 20, 2014
=========="Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:24-25).

Abraham appealed to the Lord, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Surely He would not slay the righteous with the wicked, Abraham must have thought. Would God do such a thing if fifty righteous people lived there?

==========God agreed to spare the city if but fifty righteous lived there. We know the rest of the story. Abraham continued to intercede, reducing the number of righteous people until he stopped at just ten righteous ones living there. Each time the Lord adjusted His decision to destroy them.
FAVOURED LAND

Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

#7368 Jun 20, 2014
======“Then he said,‘Let not the Lord be angry, and I

will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found

there?’ And He said,“I will not destroy it for the sake of

ten.’”=======
save our nations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7369 Jun 20, 2014
Of note to me is Abraham’s persistent pursuit for mercy. Some in our generation are calling for God to judge and destroy people, cities, and nations when Abraham looked for reasons for God to extend mercy.

God seemed to like that attitude too. Perhaps those who call for judgment do not believe that God can and will raise up those who walk in the kind of power that Jesus referred to in his denouncement of Capernaum.

I believe the righteous response in our generation is for many to pursue the Lord for a fresh and extraordinary anointing for healing and miracles. We should ask the Lord,“How can we partner with You to see our cities restored?” Might that be the higher road?
saved us all

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7370 Jun 20, 2014
Intercession Alone –Not Enough to Save Sodom

Some have concluded, and rightly so, that intercession like Abraham’s plays a significant role in saving cities.

What would have happened if Abraham had not stopped at ten but appealed to the mercy of God if but one righteous person lived within that wicked place?
not qualify

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7371 Jun 20, 2014
----------We don’t know, but perhaps just one person, one righteous person living there could have made the difference.--------

--------We see that Lot and his family did not qualify as one who was able to turn the tide, but should there have been enough righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah, people who moved in power, Jesus said it would have existed another 2000 years!
not qualify

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7372 Jun 20, 2014
~~~~~~~~ But, intercession alone would not have saved Sodom and Gomorrah. It would have taken someone who operated in ‘mighty works’ for Jesus said…“if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day”(Matthew 11:23b).

~~~~~~Think of it. Jesus said that Sodom and Gomorrah would have continued at least 2000 more years if someone could have done there the mighty works Jesus did when He lived in Capernaum.

They would have repented in light of that kind of demonstration and the region would have averted its horrible fate.
not qualify

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#7373 Jun 20, 2014
~~~~~~~~~~What then constitutes a righteous man?

Is it intercession alone?~~~~~~~No, it is an intercessor

who also moves in the power of signs and wonders.

Both of those characteristics contain the ability to

produce repentance and restoration. Is it absolute? No.

It wasn’t enough for Capernaum, but Jesus said it would

have been enough to have saved a place as evil as

Sodom!

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