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Thursday’s Prayers for America (8/18/2016)

Although I pray for the Jews and Gentiles to become the one new man as stated in Ephesians 2:15 on Tuesdays, there’s another revelation to be seen in that verse. It is a template or pattern which can be used for disagreeing groups, such as black and white Americans.

My prayer today:

Lord, I pray that You might create in Yourself one new man in place of black American believers and white american believers, thus making peace between the two races. (Based on Ephesians 2:15)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.

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“Are We There Yet?” (Part 15)

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! (2 Peter 3:10-12)

Most of us probably hope to see the Messiah return in our own lifetimes, but how can we hasten His return?

Peter goes on to mention that we should walk in godliness, keep our conduct holy, look forward to new heavens and new earth, making sure if the Lord returns today He will find us abiding in His peace, without spot or blemish. But yet, this still does not answer how we can hasten His return.

The Jewish New Testament Commentary by David H. Stern quoted an interesting answer for this question:

“Many of His true children are earnestly looking for the early return of our Lord, and they are putting forth every effort to hasten His coming. To all such we would say that there is no surer way of hastening this blessed fulfillment of His promise than by evangelizing the Jews. The reasons for this are many, but…of special interest here…[is that] it was only to the Jews that our Lord said in Matthew 23:39, ‘For I say unto you, ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Which, if we interpret Scripture aright, means to us that whenever the Jews as a nation accept Him as Lord and Savior, then He will come. And who does not long for His appearing? And who does not realize that unless He does soon appear, this world is doomed to a horrible cataclysm the like of which has not been duplicated in history.” (Joseph Hoffman Cohn, son of the founder of the American Board of Missions to Jews, written in 1921, quoted on p. 765 of Jewish New Testament Commentary)

We always have to remember Jesus is Jewish and the End-times revolve around the Jews and Israel.

(Continued in Part 16…if you’re interested in this Hebraic Roots series, all of it to date can be seen here.)

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Why I No Longer Support Gospel For Asia!

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This is an article that I never once thought I would write, but even though I hate doing it, I have no choice.

Just so you know: all of the people I have encountered at Gospel For Asia, including Brad, Clara, Elicia, Ron, Tony, Amanda, Cynthia, Corinna, Veronica, Steven, Natalya, Jessieka, and others, have been awesome servants of God. I have enjoyed working with them.

But sadly, K. P. Yohannan and the leaders who make the business decisions for Gospel For Asia — and we’re talking millions and millions of dollars — have not been as forthcoming and honest as they must be in their handling of large sums of money for Kingdom of God purposes.

What has caused me to change my mind about Gospel For Asia?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/tag/gospel-for-asia/

http://www.gfadiaspora.com

The info on these two links was just too much for me to overlook.

Now, does this mean that I no longer agree with the books written by K. P. Yohannan, including No Longer A Slumdog and Revolution in World Missions? No, not at all. These are two of the finest books that I have ever read and their teachings will impact me for the rest of my life. I also agree with many of Yohannan’s teachings.

Do I require churches and ministries to be perfect? Of course not, we all make mistakes. But I do insist on integrity, honesty, and transparency when it comes to handling money, especially millions and millions of dollars, otherwise we are no better than the world system.

So, forgive me, if I have misled any of you readers in the past.

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Honoring Ruth

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My mom, Ruth Nevenhoven, died almost a year ago at ninety years of age. She was a graduate of the “old school” of motherhood right up to her last breath, in that her life revolved around her two children, five grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Family always came first in Mom’s life.

“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. (Ephesians 6:2-3)

Okay, how can I honor my mother now?

I could place a bouquet of Mom’s favorite flowers on her grave for Mothers Day. This is a traditional way of honoring mothers here in America, letting everyone know how much I appreciated what she meant to me.

Yet, Carol and I decided not to follow the traditional paths for honoring Mom.

Instead, we chose to sponsor a Bridge of Hope child who was born on Mom’s birthday, January 9‎th. The little girl’s name is Stuti and she lives in Rajasthan, India. Like most Bridge of Hope children, her parents are poor and members of one of the “untouchable” castes.

It’s my belief that Mom walks around heaven, showing everyone pictures of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a little girl named Stuti. I can almost hear her say, “Stuti is the smartest, prettiest, best, little girl in all of South Asia. I love her and thinks she’s the cat’s meow.”

If this is something that you might consider for honoring your mother, you can check it out at Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope, by clicking here.

Click on to see MyGFA site.

Click on to see MyGFA site.

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Even Though The Headlines Are Gone, Nepal Still Suffers

“God, is there any suffering beyond this point?” said a man who lost eight members of his family.

Gospel For Asia has already sent 250 missionaries and helpers to serve the poor and needy in Nepal. This is in addition to the 450 missionaries, churches, and twenty Bridge of Hope Schools in Nepal that are already there.

Information from the field:

  • 1.4 million people effected by earthquake are in need of immediate food and clean water.
  • Death toll has surpassed 5,000, and it’s estimated to reach 10,000.
  • An estimated 8 million people have been effected by the earthquake.

Please pray for:

  • Comfort, strength and courage for all those suffering from the earthquake.
  • God would give wisdom to the officials involved.
  • God would give clear guidance to the Christian workers and leaders on the field.

If you are considering giving a donation to help the suffering people in Nepal, click here.

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You Should Have Been A Boy

The narrator in the above video begins by saying:

“Ruth is not a boy and her parents hated her for it. Like every other girl is South Asia, she won’t carry on her family name. She won’t be able to provide enough income for her parents. She could cost them enough marriage dowry to sink them into debt. But Ruth’s circumstances were even worse than most girls. Before Ruth was born, her parents already had three daughters. They were so desperate for a son, they sold one of their fields and gave the money to a priest, asking him to pray to his gods. So they could have a baby boy.”

The video goes on to tell how Ruth’s life was forever changed because a couple of women told her that God loved her.

If you listen to the video and are interested in supporting a woman missionary, you can do that by clicking here.

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My Faith for MyGFA Campaign

Click on to see MyGFA site.

Click on to see MyGFA site.

I have to admit that when the Lord gave me the idea to start a MyGFA campaign to support one hundred unsponsored Bridge of Hope Children, He dropped an enormous blob of faith on me. The blob of faith was so big that I thought, “This will be so easy. Just a piece of cake for God and me to handle.”

Now, one of the things about God’s enormous blobs of faith is that their effects only last until God has us where He wants us to be. Then, our blobs of faith evaporate and we are forced to operate out of our inner faith.

Yikes, right? What do we do then?

This is how I handle it:

I remind the Lord everyday that this was His idea, not mine. And because it’s His idea, it’s His responsibility to bring the money in. It’s His reputation that’s on the line because, Lord knows, my reputation stinks. If He doesn’t move on behalf of these one hundred unsponsored kids, I will fail. So, Lord, my trust is in You. What do You want me to do next?

Corrie ten Boom said, “It’s not that I have great faith, but rather, it’s that I have a little faith in a great God.”

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