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Fast and pray for America.

 

We need to pray for revival, a Third Great Awakening — that God would pour out His Holy Spirit and work repentance and revival in our land and give us the knowledge and fear of the Lord.

Fast and pray for America: Our Founding Fathers called numerous fasts. Christians should fast and confess personal and national sins in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (ESV).


Why I Am a Christian

Franklin Graham: I don’t think I have ever seen the level of hatred we are seeing around us today. It’s chilling. Where does this hate come from? It comes from the human heart. America has a spiritual crisis. We have turned our back on our Creator, the Author of our freedom, and the One who has bestowed on us the bounty of this land that we enjoy. As you look around, just because other people’s hearts are filled with hate, don’t let hate fill yours. Let God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, give you the strength, the joy, the fulfillment, and the peace that only He can. Jesus Himself instructs us to love our enemies, and the Bible challenges us, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).

 

 

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Read my book Why Did Abraham Lincoln Suppress the Los Angeles Star and Jail Editor Henry Hamilton?

Henry Hamilton, editor of the Los Angeles Star, was a critic of Abraham Lincoln, who excluded Hamilton’s weekly newspaper from the mails and had him arrested.

Southern California was a microcosm of the Union and Confederacy as a whole during the Civil War. The sparsely populated area had its pro-Union and rebel elements, each served by a newspaper that suited its needs.

In his first issue, dated June 7, 1856, Hamilton placed at the top of the editorial column the name of Democrat James Buchanan, as the paper’s choice for Presidency. “That is the banner under which we enter the political arena,” Hamilton wrote. “It is our pride to be found contending, humbly but zealously, among the rank and file for the great truths of Democracy—the sacred principles of civil and religious liberty—the charter of equal rights and equal privileges.” Hamilton thought it best “to be thus explicit in defining our position,” adding that “in the struggle which is approaching, we are desirous that our trumpet shall give no uncertain sound.”


 

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“For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God. “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.” (Galatians 2:19-21 NASB)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:3-5 ESV)

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (Revelation 12:10-11)

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise. (Galatians 3:27-29 NASB)

And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your kindred, that I may do you good,’ I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps. (Genesis 32:9-10)

“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (Genesis 32:28)

From the Life Application Bible: “Using God’s name frivolously or in a curse is so common today that we may fail to realize how serious it is. The way we use God’s name conveys how we really feel about him. We should respect his name and use it appropriately, speaking it in praise or worship rather than in curse or jest. We should not take lightly the abuse or dishonor of his name.”

Lower casing his name or the abbreviation omg doesn’t make it any less evil. Saying L-rd or L-ordy or other such words is taking God’s name in vain.

What does it mean to take the Lord’s name in vain?

by Matt Slick

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain,” (Exodus 20:7).

God commands us to use his name properly.

To take the Lord’s name in vain means to use it in a manner that is not reverent. The phrase “the Lord’s name” includes words such as “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” and “Christ.” These words are never to be used in any form of exclamation, swearing, or disrespect such as “Oh my ***.” They are always and only supposed to be used in a manner that glorifies God.

Secular society has perfected using God’s name in vain in movies and TV. It is so common to say “Oh my ***” in the entertainment media that Christians can easily become calloused and indifferent to the blatant violation of God’s word in this regard. Christians are not to use any phrase or expression of the name of God that does not show honor and respect to God.

My favorite C.S. Lewis quote:
“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.

The eighteenth-century philosopher and critic of Christianity, Voltaire, said, ‘Within a hundred years the Bible will be obsolete and will have gone out of circulation altogether.’ A hundred years later the Bible was more popular than ever. His own house in Paris was converted into a Bible factory, churning out Bibles by the hour! Nicky Gumbel

From the movie War Room: Miss Clara: You say you only attend church occasionally. Is that because your preacher only preaches occasionally?

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936

Humanism invariably ends in despair. Francis Schaeffer.

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. Vladimir Lenin

 


 

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Jan. 15, 1559: Elizabeth I was crowned on this date in 1559 after the death of her half sister Bloody Mary, and restored Protestantism, which had been fiercely persecuted. https://www.historytoday.com/archive/coronation-queen-elizabeth

History.com

On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) smash the American Football League (AFL)’s Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship, later known as Super Bowl I, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

Here is a sermon I gave on Philippians 1:6:

He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus

PowerPoint to accompany sermon

Origins of Sunday Worship in the Early Church (the thesis I wrote for my master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University

Messages on

Philippians 1:6: Once Saved Always Saved?

Galatians 1

Galatians 2: Gentiles Do Not Have to Become Jews to Become Christians

Galatians 3: Salvation by Grace Through Faith

Galatians 4: You Observe Days and Weeks and Seasons and Years

Galatians 5: Walking in the Spirit

Galatians 6: Bear One Another’s Burdens