Physical Presence Is a Spiritual Gift

Physical Presence Is a Spiritual Gift by DAVID KAKISH for The Gospel Coalition For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. (Rom 1:11–12) In his introduction to the church in Rome, Paul communicates with deep, familial emotion that he longs to be present with believers there. Among myriad reasons for his hopeful future visit, he desires to impart “some spiritual gift” to strengthen them.…

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THE GREAT AWAKENING: OUR FUTURE WILL BE ONE OF LIBERTY, FREEDOM, AND PEACE

THE GREAT AWAKENING: OUR FUTURE WILL BE ONE OF LIBERTY, FREEDOM, AND PEACE by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan There’s a lot of tyrannical nonsense being propagated by the mainstream media on behalf of the ruling class and the elitists of the world, However, there are a lot of people awakening to the fact that they have lived as slaves and want to be free. The ball started rolling slowly, but it’s picking up speed.  It won’t be too much longer before people figure out the whole truth.  That no one…

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Why Western Intellectuals Are Dreaming Christian Dreams

Why Western Intellectuals Are Dreaming Christian Dreams by JUSTIN BASS for The Gospel Coalition As Christian belief continues to fade across Europe and America, many leading thinkers in the West are still dreaming Christian dreams. Why? French philosopher Luc Ferry wrote an excellent book in 2011 called A Brief History of Thought. He divides the history of thought into three stages: Greek philosophy, Christianity, and secular humanism. Even though Ferry is an atheist and ends his book with a tepid endorsement of secular humanism, he’s clearly in awe of Christianity and its promises. He wishes Christianity…

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95-Year-Old WWII Vet Prompts More Than 250,000 to Pray: ‘The Spiritual Awakening Has Begun!’

95-Year-Old WWII Vet Prompts More Than 250,000 to Pray: ‘The Spiritual Awakening Has Begun!’ By Andrea Morris for CBN via Faith Wire One North Carolina pastor, who has preached at revivals for more than 70 years, says God told him to pray for a spiritual awakening in America. Rev. Fred Lunsford, a World War II veteran, became ill two years ago and asked God to end his suffering. The 95-year-old said God revealed His purpose and plan while he prayed. “Two years ago I thought I was going to die at the…

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The Revival That Stopped Contagious Diseases

The Revival That Stopped Contagious Diseases by EDDIE HYATT for Charisma News When the Great Awakening came to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1735, it had an amazing impact on the entire populace of the city. Not only was there a spiritual impact, but as Jonathan Edwards said, “It was the most remarkable time of health I ever knew.” The Spiritual Transformation There was an incredible spiritual transformation of Northampton. Everywhere one went in the town, people were talking about God. Edwards, who was pastor of the Congregational Church in Northampton, said,…

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Post-Pandemic Church: Pop-Cultural or Biblical?

Post-Pandemic Church: Pop-Cultural or Biblical? by LARRY TOMCZAK for Charisma News “So Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth” (Gen. 8:11). This is not the end of the world but the end of an era. Sequestered in our “bunkers” we’ve been surveying the situation and, as Christians, we shouldn’t succumb to an understandable sentiment: “Let’s hang in there so we can soon resume everything the way it was.” After the flood everything changed. After World War II everything changed. After 9/11 everything changed. It is not an…

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The Shutdown, the Sabbath, and a Weekly Divine Reset

The Shutdown, the Sabbath, and a Weekly Divine Reset by Michael L. Brown for Ask Dr Brown As inconvenient as this period of enforced shutdown has been, it has also been a time of reflection, a time of growth, a time of deepening. Some are even referring to the shutdown as a time of “divine reset,” and it is changing their lives for the better. What if God intended us for to have a divine reset every week? What if that was one of the very purposes of the Sabbath? To…

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10 Signs We May Be Near the End of History

10 Signs We May Be Near the End of History by ALEX MCFARLAND for Charisma News GNN Note – I can’t even count the number of people asking about “end times” and several current events happening around the world. It’s not just the Chinese coronavirus getting peoples attention. ****** “Surreal” … doesn’t even begin to describe the scene. It was an evening I will never forget (though parts of it, I’d like to). It was about 8:30 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I and the group with me had…

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The Decade-Old Ministry Book That Envisioned the Pandemic

The Decade-Old Ministry Book That Envisioned the Pandemic by IVAN MESA • COLIN MARSHALL • TONY PAYNE for The Gospel Coalition And How to Multiply Discipleship Beyond COVID-19 Colin Marshall and Tony Payne aren’t prophets or sons of prophets (so they say). But in their book The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything (Matthias Media, 2009), they concluded with a mental experiment about a pandemic that sounds eerily close to what we’re currently experiencing: Imagine that the pandemic swept through your part of the world, and that all public assemblies of more…

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How to Seize This Once-in-a-Generation Moment

How to Seize This Once-in-a-Generation Moment by RON LUCE for Charisma News “From the sons of Issachar, those having understanding of times and what Israel should do” (1 Chr. 12:32). Assuming we want to aspire to this level of prowess, how then are we to understand the coronavirus we are in the midst of, and what ought we to do? Instead of a simple impulse response to the immediate situation, let’s back up and examine the larger implication of this outbreak, and see if there are gleanings that could help…

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