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Capture Eyes with tears 1Welcome to another post in a new series of posts that I will be doing (Lord willing) at least once a month on Wednesdays so that I can make you all aware of some important information that I come across on the Internet that you may not have heard about. I have been trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least I’ll try to be), and since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things that pastors and teachers say (and do) in light of Scripture (Acts 17:11), the idea to do these posts — as well as the name — came to my mind in November of 2014, based on Acts 20:26-31:

“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”

So with that in mind, here are some of the things I’d like to make you all aware of on this Wednesday:

At the end of January 2015 there was another ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL.’ When time allows, consider watching the following videos and test everything that was said at this revival — and how it was presented — in light of Scripture, and keep these questions in mind: Would you classify what took place at Celebration Church as a revival? Or would you simply classify it more as entertainment? Was God the one who received the praise at this revival? Or was the focus on the pastors who spoke at this ‘revival?’

The theme of Perry Noble’s message was, “Stop allowing the world to #hashtag you.” The passage of Scripture he based his message on was from Matthew 11:28 which he finally got around to reading when he was 22:47 minutes into his message. He introduced this Scripture by saying, “These are words from a guy named Jesus. I love his stuff.”  *Sigh* :/

 

 

 

 

When trying to warn other Christians about the false teachings of certain popular pastors and teachers, sadly, the most frequent reply we end up receiving from them is, “Don’t judge.” But does the Bible really tell Christians we are not to judge? Answers in Genesis has a good article HERE that is filled with many Scriptures to give you a clear Biblical understanding about making judgments.

Here is a post packed with many Scriptures concerning the Trinity that should have been presented to T D Jakes at ER2! Great information also to have on hand when trying to share Biblical truth with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons when they come to your door. Please don’t close the door in their faces! Give them at least a few minutes of your time because they need someone who will care enough to share the truth in love with them. Only the truth of God’s Word can shatter the darkness and deception that holds them captive. Sharing your testimony is also a powerful way to present the truth to them. God will use it to plant a seed in their heart, and your loving words will not be forgotten.

Did you ever wonder, “How could Noah fit the animals on the ark and care for them?” Well ‘Answers In Genesis’ has an article that can help you with that. And you can read it right HERE

If you’re concerned about how the occult is influencing your children because of the many books, video games, movies, and t.v. programs that are saturated with occultic messages, Lighthouse Trails has a new booklet written by Berit Kjos that will help you learn how to protect your children. You can read it HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! And thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems. God bless you!

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7) KJV

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…” (Acts 3:19) NIV

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16) KJV

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:7-10) NIV

“Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”                 (John 7:24) NIV

“I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people– not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked man from among you.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-13) NIV

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) NIV

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version® 1973, 1978, 1984, International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.

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RISE UP!

INTRODUCTION

As I watched the Passion 2013 Conference online, (which I wrote about here, and will update when time allows) and as I saw the reported 60,000 young people in attendance, and heard the sometimes disturbing messages they were being fed and how the gospel message was being diluted or even ignored at this conference, a deep concern began to rise up within me for all of these young people, and I am sure within the hearts of many other Christians as they watched, as well! 

As the cameras scanned the crowd, and I saw a close-up of some of their faces, the reality of the need to warn this generation and young believers  — as well as an urgency to sound the alarm to all Christians who have a passion to contend for the faith and to expose spiritual deception — began to stir within my heart, and the words for this poem began to come together. 

When those of us who are followers of Christ see young people being misled by those ‘preachers’/speakers who neglect to proclaim God’s Word and do not take the time to present the gospel, and instead twist God’s Word to make it about themselves or those in their audience, and plan so-called ‘revivals,’ such as the Code Orange Underground Revival that took place by ‘invitation only, ‘ and started on January 15th,  (and as many of us learned on Twitter through Steven Furtick, that it was ‘the first of 8 Code Orange Underground meetings in 2013′) as well as witnessing the twisting of God’s Word by those who spoke at the ‘Awakening Revival’ that took place at the end of January of this year and ended Saturday, February 2nd, that should be enough to fill our hearts with concern and compassion for this generation!

We as Christians who are grieved by what we see taking place in the name of Christianity, must first pray, and then ‘rise up’ and lovingly speak the truth whenever possible to all who are being led astray by those who are distorting the truth of God’s Word.  We must pray and ask God to open the hearts and minds of those who are being spiritually deceived, and pray for God to give us many opportunities to share with them the Biblical, soul saving, life-changing gospel, that is the power of God unto salvation! (Romans 1:16)

We must also gently point out to them how these speakers distort Scripture, in spite of how sincere they seem when they seek to raise awareness of — and money for — a cause that tugs at one’s heart — such as ‘sex trafficking’ — and how this can bring credibility to their ministry and cloud one’s ability to discern what is really being said. 

Above all, we must also help them realize the importance of seeking after God alone, and the need to test these men’s (and women’s) words against Scripture (Acts 17:11) so they will not be deceived.

When time allows, please take the time to listen to Chris Rosebrough of ‘Fighting For The Faith’ give his Biblical sermon review of Steven Furtick’s ‘Awakening Revival’ message. 

Here’s a Biblical analysis given by Bezel333 of a sermon ‘preached’ by  Sergio Delamora of Cornerstone Church, which is located in San Diego CA.  (Never heard of him before).  There are so many who twist God’s Word these days, that it’s impossible to keep up with them all!

And just to show you how absurd things are becoming in the name of Christianity today, and how important it is to read and study God’s Word, and to pray for discernment so you will not accept everything as being  from God, please consider watching the video below that I found on YouTube in 2009.  At the start of this video, Ramie Whalen, of MorningStar Ministries, claims that ’40 were healed during the Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey.’  I apologize ahead of time to those of you who may end up getting this song stuck in your head!  Ugh!

Thank you very much for stopping by, and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems. 

God Bless You

~Mary/Living4HisGlory

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Therefore, I declare to you today, that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.  Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.  Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.  I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.  Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.  So be on your guard!  Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”  (Acts 20:26-31)

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and of His kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.  For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”  (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”  (Titus 1:9)

“You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.”  (Titus 2:1)

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version® Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.

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RISE UP!

Rise up, O Christian with discernment, and let your voice be heard

By the many who are being led astray by those who distort the truth of God’s

Holy Word

A precious generation is being taken captive by men who simply entertain

Young Christians blindly follow faithfully, yet in their sin many still remain

Some preachers mention Jesus as the Savior, but the gospel is rarely made so clear

To cause this generation to repent and tremble, as we sense Christ’s return is indeed

drawing very near

Some preachers raise awareness of — and focus on — injustices that seems to validate

what they say

So please warn them to test their words in light of Scripture, and for discernment they

must truly pray

Many of us are grieved and overwhelmed by all we hear and see take place

Pastors bring shame to the name of Christ, as well as ignore sin and repentance, and

God’s amazing grace,

They twist God’s Word, preach about themselves, and one even used God’s name

in vain,

By their empty words and disrespect, they treat the gospel with disdain,

Revivals started not by a move of God, but produced by man’s efforts and entertain

instead,

Are causing this generation to not know the one true God; they’re being spiritually

misled,

Rise up and let your voice be heard, speak out in any way you can,

Make clear the sinful state of man, and God’s gracious redemptive plan,

Be bold in exposing these men’s errors, but let God’s love guide every word you say,

Be patient with those who disagree, and please be sure to pray,

For it’s only God who can help them see that they have been deceived,

Emotionally charged, flesh satisfying messages with no power to save, is what many

have received

Rise up and speak truth to the one who’s lost, to the one who has been led astray

Deceived by men who claim to know the risen Christ, allow God to use you to show

them the way…

The way to discern, the way to learn, so they can know if a message is Biblical

and true

If your heart breaks for them, rise up and speak out to them, the one God could use

could very well be…you

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MY TESTIMONY: FROM FEAR AND UNCERTAINTY, TO PEACE AND ASSURANCE – HOW GOD REVEALED THE TRUTH TO ME AS I WAS READING A CATHOLIC NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE

***(UPDATED 1/13/13 VIDEOS AND A FEW THOUGHTS ADDED BELOW)**

AWAKENING THE REVIVAL

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CELEBRATION ARENA

9555 R.G. Skinner Parkway

Jacksonville, Florida 32256

DAY 1JANUARY 29th TUESDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGBISHOP T D JAKES

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 2 – JANUARY 30th WEDNESDAY NIGHT

FEATURING – STEVEN FURTICK

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE STARTS AT 7:00P.M.

DAY3 – JANUARY 31st THURSDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGJUDAH SMITH

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 4FEBRUARY 1st FRIDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGISRAEL HOUGHTON

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 5 -FEBRUARY 2nd SATURDAY

FEATURINGJOHN SIEBERLING

DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.   SOURCE

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Well, another revival is about to take place, and once again we see some of the same names appearing on the schedule as we have seen in many other revivals and conferences in the recent past:  T D Jakes, Steven Furtick, Judah Smith, and Israel Houghton, as well.  And once again, many of us have valid reasons to be filled with concern.

If you choose to attend the AWAKENING REVIVAL,’ or to watch it  if it’s available online, please keep the Scriptures below in mind as you do, and please consider watching the videos below, as well.  Ask yourself if the focus of the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ is on Christ and turning from sin, or is it focused on something or someone other than Christ.  And please make sure that you test all that is said and done in light of Scripture:

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”  Acts 17:11

“Test everything.  Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

True revival begins by a move of the Holy Spirit on a person’s heart to repent of sin.  A move of God cannot be manufactured or scheduled.

**UPDATED 1/11/13  ADDED STOVALL WEEMS VIDEO AND LINK TO CHRIS ROSEBROUGH’S ANALYSIS OF A STOVALL WEEMS SERMON** Stovall Weems, lead pastor of Celebration Church, will be hosting this revival.  If you’d like, you can listen to Chris Rosebrough and his Biblical analysis of one of Stovall Weems sermons that starts in Hour 2 @1:21:49 here> INTOLERANCE OF TOLERANCE     Once again, be sure to test everything in light of Scripture. 

If you’d like, you can also watch the following video of Stovall Weems who was one of the guest speakers at C3 2012.  In opening, he says the following to all in attendance, starting @3:35…

“I was fasting, and it’s interesting, God spoke to me this word that I’m gonna share tonight.  He spoke to me this word for C3 conference-the message I’m gonna speak tonight…I preached this same passage before, but I’ve never preached this message.”

So, if this message truly is from God, then it should line up to His Word.  Pray for discernment, and see if you think his message is from God, and if the words he uses is befitting of a man/pastor who is supposed to be speaking God’s Word.

TRUE REVIVAL AND CONCERNS

In the following videos, you will hear Leonard Ravenhill say some very soul-stirring things concerning genuine repentance and revival…

AGONY AND SACRIFICE COMPILATIONLEONARD RAVENHILL

HOLINESSREPENTANCEREVIVAL

REPENTANCE! BY LEONARD RAVENHILLFULL VERSION

**ADDED 1/13/13**  However, can true revival take place when the pastors who will be leading this revival are known by many to have some unbiblical teachings and even some heretical beliefs? 

On DAY 1 of the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ T D Jakes will be preaching.  Please take the time to listen to James White point out the serious and valid concerns many have about T D Jakes.  Also, please consider watching the following videos of T D Jakes and Steven Furtick from the Code Orange Revival that took place in January of 2012, as well as a very good Biblical analysis of Steven Furtick’s message by YouTube user, Bezel333…

TD JAKES AT CODE ORANGE REVIVAL 2012

T D JAKES DELIVERS “DESIGNER” SERMON AT CODE ORANGE 2012

On DAY 2 of  the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL, ‘Steven Furtick, pastor of ELEVATION CHURCH will be preaching.  His message at ‘CODE ORANGE REVIVAL’ is not available on YouTube.  However, a Biblical analysis of his message is:

BIBLICAL ANALYSIS OF STEVEN FURTICK’S MESSAGE AT CODE ORANGE 2012

Many have concerns about Steven Furtick because of his promotion of T D Jakes, as well as other ‘Word-Faith’ preachers, such as Joel Osteen.  (If you’d like to read about the heretical teachings of the Word-Faith movement, please consider reading this article by Pastor Gary E. Gilley of Southern View Chapel>> THE WORD-FAITH MOVEMENTBY GARY GILLEY)

If any of you watched the ‘Code Orange Revival’ that took place in January of 2012 at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, then I’m sure some of you are aware of how it was everything but a genuine revival.  Many of us watched in horror as Scripture was twisted as you will clearly hear in the following video…

Some of us also cringed as many of them praised each other and their ministries instead of having their focus on Jesus Christ,  and pointing those in attendance to the fact that we are all wretched sinners and can only be saved by repenting from sin and placing their trust completely in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus when He died in our place on the cross. 

There was no exegetical preaching of God’s Word –except for Matt Chandler’s message (posted below) that ‘mysteriously disappeared’ from Elevation Church’s website for a time, possibly due to the strong exhortation by Matt Chandler to those who made the Scriptures about themselves by reading themselves into the text, as we saw take place that night.

As I watched the CODE ORANGE REVIVAL, I was grieved along with many of you.  There was so much laughter during that ‘revival,’ that is appeared as a week of entertainment instead of a true revival, and therefore this verse came to mind:

“Submit yourselves, then, to GodResist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and He will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Grieve mourn and wail.  Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.”  (James 4:7-10)

Will the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ be another ‘CODE ORANGE REVIVAL?’   Only time will tell.  I pray those of you who are planning on attending will pray for discernment and test all you will hear and see against the truth of God’s Word (Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) so you will not be deceived.

God bless you and thank you very much for stopping by and taking time to read some of my posts and poems.

SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO REFLECT ON

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:  “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  (Isaiah 30:15)

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”  (2 Corinthians 7:10)

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.”  (Luke 3:8)

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you to repentance?”  (Romans 2:4)

“From that time on Jesus began to preach,  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”  (Matthew 4:17)

“They went out and preached that people should repent.”  (Mark 6:12)

“But unless you repent, you too will perish.”  (Luke 13:5)

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”  (Acts 3:19)

“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent.”  (Acts 17:30)

“Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth…”  (2 Timothy 2:25)

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  (2 Peter 3:9)

“Remember therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it and repent.  But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”  (Revelation 3:2-4)

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version®  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.

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