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I received this from a Missionary a few days ago. What do you think?

Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters,

Would God anoint an immoral, violent man as King?  Read the story of Ahab, Jezebel, and Jehu in I Kings 21, 2 Kings 9, and 10: 29-33 to find out.  You will discover that Ahab was a significantly wicked man, only surpassed in wickedness by his wife, Jezebel.  Jehu himself was immoral and violent, but God chose him to overthrow Jezebel. I believe this is our situation in the 2016 election.   Bill and Hillary Clinton compared to Ahab and Jezebel, and Donald Trump to the wild man Jehu.  Among two evils, which do you choose?  Hillary’s ethics are deplorable. Trump’s treatment of women is disgusting.  Politically, he is a question mark, but not so with Hillary Clinton.  We know what she will do.  She has said she will appoint activist liberal Supreme Court justices. What choice will you have then, when five liberal justices rule the land?  Pause and consider that. We have an easier choice now. God has chosen sinful men before to do His will.  I believe He is doing it again with Donald Trump.  But please read on.

The answer to the dangers America faces is for the faithful followers of Jesus to share Him with their friends, family, neighbors, and associates.  Jesus says, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt. 4:19)  You cannot escape the logic- to follow Jesus is to win souls. Dr. James Kennedy used to say, “You are either a missionary or a mission field.”  Which is it?

Perhaps you don’t know how to witness for Christ?  A counselor once told me, “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing poorly.” Do it, even if poorly.  You say you are afraid?  We’re all afraid. Jesus gave His Spirit, to give us “power…to be witnesses” (Acts 1:8). His Spirit in you is courageous.  Do the right thing in spite of your fears.

We must pray.  If you agree, please pray this prayer with all your heart…

“Dear Father, we are a sinful Church and we do not deserve your mercy. Over 95% of us have been silent about Jesus.  No more.  With Your help, I, _____________________ for one, will daily share Jesus with whomever will listen.  As to America, please remember the millions of lives we have sacrificed to defeat evil at home and abroad.  Please remember the tens of thousands of missionaries we have sent to tell the nations about Jesus. Do not put out the light of this great Constitutional Republic, the United States of America.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.
PS. If you share these sentiments, please forward this email to all your believing friends.

Stand of faith

How do you stand


We need to pray for our PRESIDENTIAL Election

Heavenly Father, we pray for the Presidential Debate tonight. Lord, we pray clarity in the message. As millions of potential voters tune in to hear candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate, we pray for the moderator to stay impartial, we pray for issues to be highlighted, and personal attacks to be minimalized. We pray for truth to be revealed and for clear leadership and vision to be revealed. More than anything we pray mercy on our nation and for both candidates to have a true encounter with you. May you surround them both with men and women who speak your truth and draw wisdom from your counsel. In Jesus Name, AMEN.

A national coalition of leaders is calling for a second round of prayer walking the nation for 40 days leading up to the elections. This group includes Dick Eastman, president of Every Home for Christ; Dave Butts of the National Prayer Committee; Lisa Crump of the National Day of Prayer; Ed Silvoso; David Thompson of Harvest Evangelism; John Robb of the International Prayer Coalition; Dutch Sheets; Lou Engle; Mike and Cindy Jacobs; and others. The event begins Sept. 30 and goes through Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.

The need to see the United States covered in prayer is extensive. We are clearly a nation in trouble. A battered economy, political divisiveness, the culture wars, racial uneasiness and a sidelined church provide the dry tinder for an inflammatory national election in November. Many stake their hopes or fears on the outcome.

While believing in and encouraging the importance of exercising our right to vote, we also call the Christian church in America to do that which is even more critical in these days … to pray! The seriousness of our day requires an intensity of prayer that is unprecedented. This is why the As One is calling for 40 days and nights of unrelenting intercession on behalf of our nation, including prayer walking our neighborhoods.

(Source – Charisma News)

As the Lord leads, please pray:
Revival in the church – Pray that another Great Awakening would sweep across America as the Lord’s people humble themselves in repentance and prayer. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chron.7:14).
A standard of righteousness to be raised over this nation – “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Prov. 14:34).
God to intervene in the elections – This is not a partisan or political effort but a plea to bring God into a process that desperately needs His wisdom and direction. “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go” (Is. 48:17).


Abortions rose quickly and topped the million a year mark in 1975 and hit an annual 1.5 million in 1980. They peaked at 1.6 million in 1990, but began dropping in subsequent years. After appearing to level off around 1.2 million in the mid 2000s, the most recent national reports shows the annual total back down to just over one million, and declining abortion rates and ratios show that this is not merely a statistical anomaly.

National Right to Life now estimates, based on these data from the Guttmacher Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), that the total number of abortions since 1973 has reached 58,586,256. New Data from the CDC Figures released in November 2015 by the CDC show that the number of abortions are continuing to drop–by an additional 4.2% in 2012.

That means more than 31,000 fewer abortions in just one year’s time. Abortion rates and ratios, which are very helpful for understanding the background, also continued to show declines.

Conclusion? More and more women are rejecting abortion as a solution to unexpected pregnancy

What the numbers tell us–
Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy. That there are fewer than there have been for nearly forty years is good news, but that there are still so many is an indication there is much work yet to be done. The latest statistics from the CDC strongly suggest we have been very successful in reducing the prevalence of abortion among teenagers. This is encouraging, and not just because of the lives saved.
Millennials are more pro life than any other generation since Roe V Wade.Observing data over the long term, this would suggest a generational shift in attitudes and actions surrounding abortion–that is, that a woman will be less likely to abort not only in her teen years, but also as she grows older.
Minorities are targeted by the abortion industry. Abortion rates are still uneven when it comes to race and ethnicity.Abortion rates have fallen across the board, but black and Hispanic women are still considerably more likely to abort than their white counterparts. More pro-life outreach clearly needs to be done to these minority communities.
Repeat abortions are too common. Abortion too often appears to have become accepted in some quarters, with nearly half of abortions being repeat abortions. Moreover too many mothers to already-born children are turning to abortion rather than giving birth to another child. The availability and awareness of realistic alternatives to abortion are critical to these communities.
Chemical abortions are on the rise, with more women aborting earlier and using chemical methods. Abortion center are big boosters of chemical abortifacients because it enables them to expand their abortion business at minimal cost and effort. But, as noted, they do not make abortion safer for women and certainly do not make it safer for their unborn children.

That there are hundreds of thousands fewer abortions today than there were ten, or even twenty years ago is proof that pro-life education, legislation, and outreach make a difference. Keep informed, stay active, and expand the a outreach so that more and more lives are saved.

As the Lord leads, please pray:
For the data to continue to show a decline in abortion, until it is no longer an acceptable alternative to life
For the millennial generation to become the generation that sees abortion ended in America
For pro life education to flourish in its influence and outreach
For women who have had abortions to find healing and strength in the church
For stricter legislation passed that limits and bans chemical abortions
For God to end abortion and send revival to America


​What You Were Made For”

Let me begin our seven days together with a fundamental truth: You were created with God’s purpose in mind. And until you discover his purpose for you—and follow through on it—there will always be a hole in your soul.

As Ephesians 2:10 says, you are God’s workmanship. Don’t let this important reality slip by. Say it out loud: “I am God’s workmanship.”

Do you know what that means? It means you are the product of God’s vision. God has decided what you could be and should be. And through Christ he has brought about, and continues to bring about, changes in you in accordance with his picture of what you could and should be.

But his vision for you is not complete simply because God has the vision. It has to be made into a reality. So you have a crucial part in it. As Paul says, you have been crafted to do good works. The particular works God has in mind for you are important and are different from the ones he has in mind for me or for anyone else.

Honestly, I can’t get over the fact that the God of the universe has something in mind for us to do. After all, doesn’t he have other things to think about? But the apostle Paul assures us that God has prepared something specific for us to do.

This means you and I have no right to live visionless lives. If God has a vision for what we are to do with our allotment of years, we had better get in on it, don’t you think? What a tragedy it would be to miss it!

God’s vision for you is what you were made for. And more than that, his individual vision for your life is a small part of a grand plan for the universe that he envisioned and put in motion long before you or I came on the scene. I’m not exaggerating one bit when I say that your vision came from eternity past and fulfilling it will have effects lasting into eternity future.

Think about what it means to be God’s workmanship and begin trying to discern the purpose God has built into you.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10 MEV

Lean on Jesus in times of trouble

Jesus Promising Spiritual Rest

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Mat_11:28-30)
Two of the Lord’s “exceedingly great and precious promises” (2Pe_1:4) are found in our present verses: “I will give you rest” and “you will find rest for your souls.” These promises supplement well our earlier studies on God’s promises and God’s rest. The first promise pertains to justification and spiritual birth. The second pertains to sanctification and spiritual growth.
The first promise is addressed to those who are struggling under the burden of guilt and condemnation related to sin: “all you who labor and are heavy laden.” This is where everyone begins their earthly trek. David testified of this common starting point for humanity.” Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me” (Psa_51:5).
In order to enjoy the benefits of this initial promise of rest, a person must bring their sin and guilt to Jesus. “Come to Me.” The Lord Jesus can remove this load of guilt, because he carried that burden of sin for us on the cross. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isa_53:6). For all who come to Jesus in humble repentance, forgiveness is granted. The promise is fulfilled: “I will give you rest.”
The second promise is addressed to those who have found the initial rest of forgiveness, but their soul is restless. They are struggling under the burden of trying to produce a godly life by their own fleshly resources. “Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” (Gal_3:3). They yearn for rescue from the crushing load of walking according to the flesh. “Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Rom_7:24).
In order to enjoy the benefits of this additional promise of rest, a person must yoke up with Jesus (walk with Him in daily intimacy). “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me.” This yoke is not for the purpose of pulling half of the load (like the yoke placed upon two oxen). “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” This is yoke of relationship and communion. “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart.” Those who walk this path of growing communion with the Lord have this second promise fulfilled. “You will find rest for your souls.”
Lord Jesus, I give You praise for granting me rest from the burden of sin’s guilt and condemnation. Now, I seek You for that daily rest from a self-striving soul. I want to walk with you intimately, day by day, that I might learn of Your humble ways. I long to walk in humility and faith toward You, my Lord, Amen.