There is Something More Precious Than Receiving – 12 Days of Christmas
As we prepare for the celebrations of Christmas, and many are considering what gifts they may be receiving, there is one thing that is even better than receiving; and that is giving. One boy endured a similar journeyleading up to Christmas morning. During this Christmas season, may all of your family remember the true reason for this season as the moment when Father God gave His Son Jesus Christ for all of mankind. See the journey of this young boy, and so much more. Greg shared in this segment.
2 Years in Jail & $31,875.00 fine? Is France about to Pass Legislation making Anti-Abortion Sources Illegal?
When we begin to turn to government to take the place of God, there is no telling how things will end up. Regardless of what choices that could be made, apart from God, it doesn’t end up good. According to The Guardian, the French government is not only talking about banning all internet discussions of “anti-abortion” speech, but it may be passed as law.
There was a moment in time when the Israelitesdemanded that they be given a king to rule over them, like all the other nations around them had. What they didn’t know at the time, was that this decision would not end well. As troubling as this was to Samuel, Godsaid to Samuel what the real issue was; “it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king”. When we choose government to take the place of God, we are rejecting God and the end results never turn out for the good.
The solutions that governments present will always fall short compared to God’s wisdom. Consider China. Amidst the growing population of China, their resolution is to limit families to only one child. If a family has two children, they have to kill the second child. China’s ‘One-Child Policy’ has only recently been lifted. China is okay with abortion. And now, so is France.
As The Guardian reports, “The Socialist government’s proposal seeks to criminalize any websites that deliberately mislead, intimidate or “exert psychological or moral pressure” on a woman seeking information about terminating a pregnancy…” If this were not concerning enough, the punishment is sure to raise eyebrows: “of up to two years in prison and a €30,000 fine.” Converted to American Dollars, this is $31,875.00. This is the consequence for merely voicing your opinion that you are against abortion. Simply put, the French government is trying to control free speech.
In response to these decisions from the government, the archbishop of ‘Marseille and head of the French bishops’ conference’ “warned Hollande that the plans posed a threat to freedom of expression and “freedom of conscience””. While another bishop pointed out, “the government was trying to act as “thought police””.
It is only God that knows the thoughts of men. We cannot think we that we can “legislate” our ideas above God. If we don’t value life in the womb, then we are surely not going to value the life of the elderly. According to procon, “5 states (CA, CO, OR, VT, and WA) legalized physician-assisted suicide via legislation, 1 state (MT) has legal physician-assisted suicide via court ruling”. This is the very paradigm that James Dobson writes in his book Fatherless.
Only a few generations ago, the younger generations would seek their elders for wisdom. Now, we have all sorts of information at our fingertips. No other generation has been exposed to as much media and information as our present generations do. But this is just information, just knowledge. This is not wisdom. Information and wisdom are two totally different things. It is vital that we do not look at life as government does but as God does. Get the full conversation about what is taking place in France, how things end up if we do not value life, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: abortion, euthanasia, children, senior citizen, provision, and life. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.
“Barbaric”, says Oklahoma Senator Lankford about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood Being Investigated Again?
When Founder of Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, launched his own investigation regarding Planned Parenthood, many were shocked at the alleged findings regard abortions and the sellingof unborn baby’s body parts. Today, the continuing concern regarding Planned Parenthood’s operations hasn’t stopped.
According to CBN News, “Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked the FBI to start a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood”. In response to Grassley’s actions, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford describes the operations of Planned Parenthood as “barbaric”. Additionally, Lankford adds, “it is time to hold America accountable and use taxpayer dollars to support women’s care without supporting abortion”.
It is such a powerful answer to prayer that we are not ignoring the powerful work that David Daleiden and his team worked so hard to make known, but that we are acknowledging the “barbaric” reality that abortion is. Continue to pray that God would end abortion altogether. Get the full conversation to see what is taking place in our leadership, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Federal Express, Planned Parenthood, Congress, life, and prayer. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.
“Our Nation Needs Something Besides Religion” Two of God’s Generals: Peter Wagner & Steve Hill share Precious Wisdom
There is no greater wisdom than to listen to the very words of those who lived out the many seasons that are experienced in this life. There is no greater example of this than the lives of Peter Wagner and Steve Hill, two Generals of the faith. As men who have not only witnessed so much, they have also been used mightily by God to advance His Kingdom. They sat down together and shared precious wisdom about what they see not only in America, but what is still yet to come.
Steve Hill cuts right to the topics that matter the most when he points out the state of the Church in America. He doesn’t just point out that something is wrong, but tells it like it is. “Our nation, right now, is in terrible shape. Our nation needs something besides religion”. He further explains, “Religion is hanging around the Cross, Christianity is getting on the Cross.” As some may be taken back by these direct statements, Steve Hill reminds us not to get offended.
As Hill asks Wagner what his thoughts are regarding the Church in America, he asks him directly, “What should the message, right now, be from pastors, from prophets, from evangelists, from anyone who’s in the ministry, or anyone who calls themselves a Christian?” Wagner responds by pointing to the words of Jesus by saying, “I think one of the keys to revival is Jesus’ Great Commission”. Wagner continues to point out that our evangelism of the Gospel should reach others in order to see churches multiplying, to a point that “in a way that they multiply so fast that they change society…to make disciples of whole nations”. Hill responds to his words as some may think, “you’re talking radical stuff”.
Wagner further explains his observations by sharing, “Based on Jesus Christ, and the blood that He shed, and the salvation that He brought, that is what pastors need.” It doesn’t stop there. Wagner continues,“Not just taking care of the sheep, but preaching the Gospel that will move through their sheep to those who are not saved, and touch them with the Gospel, and bring them in, and continue the process.” Wagner points out what the ultimate ending will be if these actions are carried out. “If we do that, we can see whole cities transformed.”
As simple as these words are, they are the words from Jesus. Hill points out to those who may be responding to these words, “don’t be offended by anything”. Hill continues to point out why he responds this way, “because we’re not making any progress”. Looking at the present state of the Church in America, Wagner highlights, “we have dropped the ball terribly here in this country.” When looking at the last century, the Church was growing, but the story is not the same for the present century.
Instead of the fastest growing Church being in America, now it is in India and China. When speaking to Church leaders in India, Wagner was told, “India is 25% Christian”. As a response, Hill says, “this should not offend anyone…this should challenge you”.
Peter Wagner and Steve Hill continue to share precious wisdom advancing the Kingdom of God, what our motive should be when someone enters the ministry, as well as what everyone’s motive should be who is presently in the ministry, and the realities of persecution. See the entire discussion between these two great men in the faith as you are stirred and encouraged to see the Great Commission becoming a true reality in your life, the coming move of God, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: salary packages, church planting, revival, blessings, and pouring into the next generation. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.
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