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During worship service this morning at my local church, I shared some thoughts that I felt eager to share with the church body during “shares” after the worship music:
I shared that I’ve been interested in the recent news in Oroville, California…
… and been following up on it. I felt that their is a lot of symbolism with “man-made” dams that have been constructed around the world with our “spiritual” walk. The dams can be a symbolism of “lies” (e.g. “Your not good enough” , You are a loser”, etc..)that has been spoken to each of us in various ways that hinder us to receive more what God can do through us.
Before writing this, I was reminded of this “old-school” worship song..
I feel that we need to let God destroy that “spiritual dam” in our personal lives in order for His “Holy Spirit” to move in us mightier as His children.
What are you currently personally “struggling” with? Do you trust that God will get your through it? I then shared one of the songs that was sung during worship on “I’m NO longer a slave to fear..”, which I shared last year at church that we can substitute “fear” with whatever (e.g. sin, depression, alcohol, deception…
…drugs, an orphan, anger, cancer, PTSD, shame , jealousy, greed, stress, bullying, sexual impurity, lost, past, etc..) is keeping you “bondage”.. Keep repeating this to get it in your head until you have been release from these. This is part of meditation w/ God’s word (Bible verses on each one).
After my share, the guest speakers (Dennis & Zoe) from Pillager, MN shared about their recent trip to the Philippines. This family duo modeled how God can use us . They went to the Philippines to minister to the people there in different barangays/villages in various ways (e.g. healing, words of knowedledge, encouragement, etc..) This was such an encouragement for all of that we don’t have to depend on “ministers” or “church leaders” to do God’s work. We all can be used by Him to bring the taste of God’s kingdom on earth.
Hope and pray this will touch you and may God use each of us mightily in these days and please pray for the people of Oroville and the communities in the valley downstream of the #Orovillespillway or #Orovilledam. Feel free to share your thoughts, prayer requests, etc..
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Yesterday, I followed this historical anniversary movement via online and was very inspired, encouraged, motivated, etc…
Azusa Now April 9, 2016- Buy the Field
“Published on Dec 18, 2015
April 9th 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Visit AzusaNow2016.com for more information as we launch into this next season.”
Wendy Alec and the GOD TV team are delighted to bring you this very special event on our GOD TV schedule. Join us for GOD TV’s exclusive 15-hour broadcast of Azusa Now, LIVE from Los Angeles with many of our best-loved speakers. This is a broadcast you won’t want to miss…
The Azusa Street Revival of 1906 was the most powerful expression of revival in modern times. Multitudes were saved, healed, filled with the Holy Spirit and experienced miracles. 110 years on Lou Engle of TheCall is trusting God for a fresh outpouring… at Azusa Now.
Join many leading revivalists LIVE from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday 9 April, including Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker; Todd White; Daniel Kolenda; Shawn Bolz and others. With worship led by Bethel Music and Jesus Culture.
For 15 years TheCall has proclaimed an uncompromising message of consecration to Jesus, crying out, “Prepare the way of the Lord”, just like John the Baptist. Now Lou Engle believes it is time for a new Jesus Movement that will “Behold the Lamb!”
Azusa Street transcended barriers as diverse people gathered in bonds of love, unity and prayer. Azusa Now is built on the hope that such revival can happen again. Azusa revivalist, William Seymour said it would. He prophesied the Holy Spirit would be poured out even stronger, 100 years later…
Watch Azusa Now and trust God for a fresh encounter with Jesus!
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)..”
— Jon Morgans (@morgans_jon) April 9, 2016
“Revival will start here and spread to the rest of the nation..”-?
Isaiah 62New International Version (NIV)
Zion’s New Name .biblegateway.com
Turkish and Armenian Christians Reconcile on Genocide Anniversary
Televised prayers at Yerevan memorial cap an unprecedented effort at forgiveness.
Barbara G. Baker – World Watch Monitor Barbara G. Baker – World Watch Monitor
[ posted 4/24/2015 11:03AM ] christianitytoday.com
(WWM) “We came to share your pain,” Turkish Christians declared in early April, standing before TV cameras at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan.
“We have come here to apologize for what our ancestors did, to ask for your forgiveness,” two spokesmen for the Turks went on to say.
Shocked viewers across Armenia watching the Azdarar TV news channel on April 11 could hardly believe their eyes and ears.
Turks, claiming to be Christian? And laying wreaths at the nation’s genocide memorial? How could Turks, of all people, come to Armenia to honor the memory of more than a million Armenian Christians who had been slaughtered 100 years ago by their own forefathers, the Ottoman Turks?..”
Invitation from Fr. Edward Benioff to attend #AzusaNow , youtube.com
“Published on Apr 5, 2016
Fr. Edward Benioff, Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, invites you to attend #AzusaNow on April 9, 2016 in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to pray for Christian unity and the fulfillment of John 17. Register for free now: majorchange.org/makeusone”
Catholics & Protestants UNITED, reconciled in the Lord Jesus Christ! #AzusaNow2016 — at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.
Praise & Worship
“Name of Jesus lifted high….”
.@jayethomasmusic leading at #AzusaNow I always experience the majesty of Jesus when he leads.
— Stuart Greaves (@stuartgreaves) April 10, 2016
Azusa now worshipping time!!! 4/9/16 , from youtube.com
*with http://www.lindyconant.com/ (Lindy Conant – Every Nation Every Soul (with Misty Edwards), from youtube.com
Azusa Now (Live) Every Nation (Song)
“Published on Apr 9, 2016
Azusa Now (Live) Every Nation by Lindy Conant
When this song came on – all the social media feeds went crazy with reposts of the lyrics.
AZUSA NOW (4-9-16) EVER BE – Kalley Heiligenthal – Bethel Worship , from youtube.com
Onething 09 Come and let your presence , from youtube.com
Azusa Now 2016 – Closing Music Only (30 minutes) , from youtube.com
“…Published on Apr 10, 2016
Azusa Now 2016 (Recorded Live) the final 30 minutes of worship of the night…”
Words of Knowledge (1 Corinthians 12)
“Oh, the blood of Jesus…speaks a better Word”
Bethel Music Moment: King of My Heart – Steffany Gretzinger and Jeremy Riddle, from youtube.com
“..Published on Jan 5, 2016
“You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down– ‘cause You are good, good, ohhh.” // Watch Steffany Gretzinger and Jeremy Riddle lead a powerful version of “King of My Heart” by John Mark and Sarah McMillan at Bethel Church…”
Man who could not walk gets out of his wheelchair COMPLETELY HEALED!! ♿👉🏼️🚹#AzusaNow https://instagram.com/p/BD_5MGWHqCH/
Azusa Now Todd White Moment! Holy Spirit Let Your Fire Fall. (Lindy Conant Band)
“Published on Apr 11, 2016
Azusa now gathering . Todd white releases prophetic word over generation about spirit of Evangelism….and the FIRE FALLS”
Azusa Call Apr 2016 Bill Johnson , from youtube.com
“..I commit to the Lord to help End Bible Poverty Now by praying regularly and doing what the Holy Spirit leads me to do…”
Loren Cunningham: End Bible Poverty from youtube.com
“…Published on Jun 3, 2015
Loren Cunningham talks about worldwide Bible distribution..”
*by 2020 challenge
The Cross, The Arthur Blessitt Story, posted by Arthur and Denise Blessitt, Free full length., from youtube.com
“Published on Mar 27, 2015
“The Cross, the Arthur Blessitt Story” Full length movie for Free viewing posted by Arthur and Denise Blessitt. Arthur is still walking 41,435 walking miles. Watch. Share with others. Post on Social Media sites! You can be a worldwide witness! Take one hour to share this. Guinness Word Records 2015 for longest ongoing pilgrimage/walk. You can carry the cross via the Internet to the world. Watch on your TV or streaming…”
“Stop partaking with the “accuser” in accusing others
Let’s be Bible doers..”
# Hashtags Shares
Unified as a church of nearly 100,000 for #azusanow in LA. Revival isn’t an event, it’s the mighty move of God.
The Azusa Street Revival of 1906
“Published on Jul 12, 2013
Documentary about the Azusa Street Revival :
The Azusa Street Revival was a historic Pentecostal revival meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California and is the origin of the Pentecostal movement. William Joseph Seymour was an African American from Louisiana and was a son of a former slave who had severe case of smallpox which left him blind in one eye and a disfigured face. He was born May 2, 1870 in Centerville Louisiana. The Revival began with a meeting on April 9, 1906, and continued until roughly 1915. It came to be known as the birthplace of the Pentecostal Movement Revival and the birth of a spiritual renewal that hit around the world.”
Interview of witnesses of the Azusa street revival, from youtube.com
“…Published on Nov 14, 2013
Very rare and interesting insight into the LA revival of 1906 from people that were actually there ! Both were healed from serious health problems and have powerful testimonies to share. This interview was made in the early 1970’s”
Feel free to share any personal stories, reflections, praise reports, action plans, challenges, etc… that God laid in your heart to encourage others..
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I live in an area in St. Paul where there is always some guy holding-up a sign or just standing there for a “handout’. I always feel convicted or “bad” when I passed them in my “comfortable” Toyota Corolla driving by. I was in the cities for a week vacation in the end of August (see month’s highlights) and I decided I wanted to something about this before I head back to Morris (we never see any people standing on the corners “begging” for a “helping hand”). I loaded my backpack with extra water bottles and had some food that I can give away in my trunk of my car. Well, as I was doing some errands before heading off on I-94 west to Morris, I did see a “homeless” guy. I then drove to the right side of the road and parked it with my “flashers” on. As I got out of my car, I see a police car coming my way. I didn’t worry as I felt I had some good intentions and thought I was legally parked. Well, I crossed the street to the “homeless guy”. I approached him with a bag of bread rolls and a “fresh” bottle of water. I then introduced myself and explained why I stopped. I told him as a Christian, I wanted to help him. I told him the quick saying “You give a man a fish and it’ll last a day, but if I teach you how to fish-it’ll last a lifetime”. I then pointed to my bread and water, which I told him this will last for a meal or a day. I then gave him a Bible tract (Mana-Bread is the Word…), which I explained to him that this will help you for a life-time. I was worried about parked car on the side of the road, so I told him I have to go and encouraged him by saying God loves him. His name was Ernest. As I went into my car, I noticed him looking back at me with peace and I drove off praying for Ernest as I headed down the entry ramp going west on I-94.
Man Offers To Buy Homeless Man Coffee, But Helps Change His Life Instead… Stefan Armitage viralthread.com
“…Adam’s story begins just like many of our mornings do; on his usual run to the nearby Starbucks for a cup of coffee. However, outside the store, something had always played on Adam’s mind, and after weeks of regularly swallowing his guilt, Adam decided to act…..
“…Adam’s words express his anger at the system; “We’ve all heard someone say ‘why don’t they just get a job?’ or ‘they’re lazy.’ I saw firsthand how the “system” is set up to fail people like Tarec. There is no way he would have been able to do any of this without my help. Just like there are many things in my life I have needed someone to help me overcome an obstacle. We all need a little help.”….
Tech sales rep lands homeless man a job at Safeway Updated:Feb 02 2017 08:07PM PST ktvu.com
“…”I didn’t have somewhere I could rest my head at night, where I could clean up and smell properly, represent myself on the job. From there it went back down,” he said.
The lesson August says he learned: Sometimes it takes more than a job to get out of homelessness.
He has set up a Gofundme page to raise money so Tarec can get an apartment, then perhaps a job.
“If you don’t have a home it is build anything on top of that,” August said.
“I am very optimistic to see something change in my situation,” said Tarec.
And his friend still believes in him…”
What is the most soul satisfying thing you have ever done in your life? Adam August
Adam August, works at GrowthX Academy Updated 24 Oct 2016 quora.com
Spread the Love #Tarecsfreshstart gofundme.com
“..He still lives in a tent next to highway 101 in Marin City. The rain has made life even tougher for Tarec. He still spends most of his days alone or hanging out at Starbucks. The employees and customers treat him well. It’s hard not to. The warmth in this guy’s heart is palpable.
As for the job. Safeway did indeed offer Tarec a job and we celebrated that news with ice cream. I thought we had a happy ending and a new beginning for Tarec. I was wrong. I failed and I truly apologize if anyone feels misled. With that said, TOGETHER we have an opportunity to write a happy ending and give Tarec a new shot at life.
In retrospect, I didn’t fully understand the impossible nature of having and keeping a job with no place to call home. In an effort to find Tarec a home, I visited Homeward Bound and met with their executive director, Mary Kay Sweeney, a real life angel. She taught me “a healthy home is the foundation for a prosperous life”.
We’ve come full circle.
Tarec is still homeless and jobless, but not hopeless. And because of YOU neither am I. I can’t emphasize this enough. The thousands of comments and messages I have received over the past few months has inspired me to finish what I started. Change a man’s life. Now with thousands of my closest friends, we can accomplish that together.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kindness and support.
“Life is hard. Be nice to people.” – Alex Rayburn
“Be the change you wish to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Here is how the $25,000 will be used:
$10,000 – $12,000: 12 months of rent pre-paid
$1,000 – $2,000: turns a house/appt. into a home
$1,500 – $2,000: 12 months of utility bills
$1,000 – $1,500: groceries, clothes, and spending money
The additional $8,000+ will be placed into a checking/savings account under Tarec’s name…”
2.18.17- $13,783 of $25k goal
Raised by 353 people in 17 days
My question is this, what can we do as a society to help these folks?