Spirirual Warfare is hot and heavy in America!
Justice Department sues Texas over ‘unconstitutional’ abortion law The Justice Department is suing Texas over the state’s new controversial restrictions on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Thursday.
Garland called the Texas law “clearly unconstitutional,” and said it included an “unprecedented scheme” to insulate the state of Texas from responsibility for the law.
Read the developing report here
Many of my friends back home in Minnesota want Governor Kristi Noem running their state! Governor Noem is a LEADER! She is a Women of God! We need more leaders like her in the WORLD!!! The people in South Dakota LOVE HER! SHE STANDS IN THE GAP FOR GOD’S BABIES!!!
I have to say it is so refreshing, so exciting, to see a Governor stand up for GOD and see a state that is doing well financially and people are happy with the state of their state! We have lived in New Mexico since 1995 and the voters keep electing anti-life politicians and is killing God’s babies every month through abortion, we have children dying of shootings here, a 13-year-old killing another 13-year-old, we just had a 16 year-old shot to death, we have child hunger, and OH! We are going to have legalized pot! That will be good for our children to grow up in this cloud of death. The Republican party here is the minority party and does not act like it, they need new, powerful leadership to bring Independents and Dems to their side, they act like they rule, but they are the MINORITY! I am a registered Independent, as I will not be associated with the dysfunction of both parties, the National GOP is an absolute embarrassment to God, many act and speak like fools. the Dems have been lost for years. In the Church we must continue to carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION, the GOP needs to do the same and win folks to their side. Thank the Lord that we do have a good core of GOP Legislators, but that core is not large enough! The GOP must get going and attract voters, Independents and Dems, unless they do, they will lose the governors seat to Lujan Grisham. I know three of the GOP candidates running for Governor are pro-Life, but the numbers are not there. I do not know much about the others that are running. GOP Party leader Steve Pearce is a very nice man, but he needs to do the math and have a plan! I don’t see it in action. In the sports world we call it going on the offensive!
Yesterday I got a call for the AP News service about abortion in New Mexico. Also yesterday I did a conference call with two wonderful ladies asking me how to get Pastors more involved in the fight against abortion. There is a shaking going on in America! People of God are standing in the gap for God’s babies more than ever! Spiritual Warfare is hot and heavy right now. When you read the article below remember it is from a secular news source.
South Dakota governor Kristi Noem signs executive order restricting abortion access
South Dakota governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order prohibiting the use of telemedicine and access to prescriptions for abortion patients.
Read in USA TODAY: https://apple.news/Atu1Xl7PpTQSM7BzH7hOQ4g
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The definition of a Church means different things in America. IN ORDER TO SURVIVE, CHURCHES MUST GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF THE GOSPEL-Billy Graham. Many Churches in America do not preach the TRUTH! PS to this story, I am getting very disgusted with all the advertising on Christian websites! As far as I know God never has plans to have advertising on the FGGAM website. We just advertise JESUS! JESUS! Today I saw some very disturbing, graphic advertising on two Christian websites. Satan is at work in many, many places. Satan doesn’t even hide anymore. Also I do not think JESUS will ever have us charge people for reading our content. JESUS never charged for anything! JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR US!!!! Churches should never charge for anything either!!! IT IS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!! What is happening to so many Christians in America????!!!!! I get asked how much do you charge for a wedding? In fact a Pastor once called me and asked me that!!!! People ask me often how much I charge for my services……..I get asked that about funerals! People give love offerings if they feel so moved. JESUS never orders anything that He has not already paid for. Too much money can ruin people, they end up focusing more on money than JESUS and why JESUS put them here on earth!
“The Satanic Temple stands ready to assist any member that shares its deeply-held religious convictions regarding the right to reproductive freedom,” says The Satanic Temple website. “Accordingly, we encourage any member who resides in Texas and wishes to undergo the Satanic Abortion Ritual within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy to contact The Satanic Temple so we may help them fight this law directly.”
Do You Truly Understand Spiritual Warfare? Texas’ Abortion Ban Faces Potential Justice Department Challenge
From Adrian Rogers:
PRAY OVER THIS
Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So, the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
We are called to hear the Word of God, believe the Word of God, and obey the Word of God. Following Jesus’ response about His son, the man in this passage obeyed what he was told. He did exactly as Jesus said and went on his way.
Do you know what real faith is? Real faith is belief with legs on it. James said in James 2:26, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” You don’t have strong faith if you do not obey the Word of God. You hear the Word of God, you believe the Word of God, and then you obey the Word of God. Had this man still had only superficial, superstitious faith, he would have still been there, begging Jesus for a sign, a wonder. Instead, he left his request with Jesus. He did exactly what Jesus told him to do, and he believed the Word of God.
- Where is God calling you to be obedient to Him currently?
- How might you have been guilty of hearing the Word of God but not believing or obeying it?
Act in the area God has called you to obedience today. Take concrete steps to obey what God has asked of you.
Longtime Pastor Don Kimbro:Repetition of the message of the Sanctity of Life will bring about resolve among many and action by some in the church but probably not the majority of pastors who remain consumed by other things, i.e., budgets, buildings and butts in the pews (and did I mention pensions?). But God will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7). Sorry for the rant but as a pastor for many years, I’ve been there and done that and repented many years ago. So please pray for our churches before their lampstands are removed. Maranatha. Come, our Lord.********************************************************************
The Biden Administration is evil. I expected this type of action from the Biden gang and it will happen anywhere in America when the people of God take a stand for God’s babies. We live in America where 50% or more do not beleive in the ways of God. Here in New Mexico the people vote in anti-life politicians, they rule our state, the people have allowed this. As I have said for years this is spiritual warfare. So many want a god that fits their lifestyle. Help Me Understand: Spiritual Warfare—The Devil
This from Dr. Jim Denison this morning:
These words from Kate B. Wilkinson form a prayer I invite you to join me in offering to our Master:
May the mind of Christ my Savior
Live in me from day to day,
By his love and power controlling
All I do and say.
May the word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through his power.
May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.
May his beauty rest upon me,
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only him.
Whose yoke are you wearing today?
Texas’ abortion ban faces potential Justice Department challenge
Garland provided no details of how federal officials may challenge one of the nation’s strictest bans on abortion. His statement came days after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the law, at least for now.
Read in The Texas Tribune: https://apple.news/A6GJ5zW4gTlq0tOxGWLZFUw
The Church in America Continues to Fail God: Pro-Life Activism Is Not a Mission of the Church It Is THE Mission of the Church“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted you may well put up with it!” (2 Cor. 11:3,4)False doctrine is the principle way in which Satan seeks to gain a foothold in the church.The church—the evangelical church in particular—is guilty of a spectacular sin of omission when it comes to loving people, especially the people Jesus referred to as “the least of these”: those we deem least important and easiest to neglect.Francis Shaeffer said, “Every abortion clinic should have a sign in front of it saying, “Open by the permission of the church.”
I pray that many read this message given to me to post. So many will not. So many folks hate accountability. So many want God’s Word to fit their lifestyle. I will not make any friends with this post, but I am with God. TALK IS CHEAP!
The following post is written by Rolly Haggard a feature writer for Breakpoint. I posted this a few years back! There is still way too much silence from the Church on abortion. Babies are being killed everyday and a lot of the Church is mum. I hear many high school pep rally’s, but what about GOD’S BABIES! Yes, I am an old fashion preacher, of the ‘give me some of that ‘old time religion’ time in America, but the LORD gave a passion for His babies years ago when I was still working in Christian radio news. Americans love to say, “God Bless America” it makes me ill. God blessed our nation when he formed it. We are the ones that have spit on that blessing. We think we are so very holy. baloney, WE NEED TO BLESS GOD BY STOPING ABORTION! We are a very foolish nation and Church, thinking we can kill God’s babies and say, “God Bless America” GOD DID AND HAS! WHAT HAVE WE DONE AS A PEOPLE? WE PLAY CHURCH! The ministry of FGGAM was founded by God, He even names it. God gave me the mission. Man did not. I left my high paying job not knowing where God was talking me, but I trusted him, even more as I finish the last quarter of my life. Me and Sharon want to bless God. God told me “show Jesus to one person at a time.” God said, “Carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION.” I will always be thankful to Pastor Jim Montoya of Los Lunas, New Mexico for training me up on THE GREAT COMMISSION. Pastor Jim drilled that into my heart and soul. So much of the Church is failing to carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION. As America implodes, I give the Church a failing grade. What is important to God has turned into dirty politics and cold, stone hearts. Me and Sharon will continue to stand in the gap for God. Our Savior is not a politician, huge mistake America. We are all part of this failure of the Church and of our Country. We have been put here for such a times as this and we our failing God. Time to look in the mirror and seek the face of Jesus and repent. Thank the LORD that there are still stand for God’s babies and THE GREAT COMMISSION and the entire BIBLE! NO CANDY! NO TICKELING OF THE EARS! I am getting more and more emails of people frustrated with their Church, because of the lack of THE TRUTH OF GOD!
Rolley Haggard :
Pro-Life Activism Is Not a Mission of the Church. It Is THE Mission of the Church.
Now that I have your attention, permit me to explain.
There’s an ongoing debate in Reformed and Evangelical circles regarding the mission of the church. That’s good, because the Body of Christ needs to be clear on what the Head expects the hands and feet to be doing.
But the way one frames the question can greatly affect the answer. So we need to make sure we’re rightly framing the question.
Rightly Framing the Question
More often than not, the question “What is the mission of the church?” is framed so as to give either the exclusive mission, or the comprehensive mission, rather than the primary mission. As important as the first two are, the third is, by definition, the most important.
Exclusive mission means those things that the church and the church alone has responsibility for. There is no serious debate regarding the exclusive mission of the church. All parties are pretty much agreed that the church’s exclusive mission is to minister the Word of God, particularly in fulfillment of the Great Commission. If the church doesn’t do that, no one else will.
Comprehensive mission means all things the church has responsibility for. The comprehensive mission of the Church is what the aforementioned debate centers on. It involves determining what things are “official” church responsibilities and what things are not.
Primary mission means those things that are the church’s most important responsibilities: the things she will be held most accountable for by Christ. Unfortunately, neither side of the debate is giving much consideration to this, and, incredibly, it is falling through the cracks. Christ and His apostles laid it out so plainly it is difficult to understand how we are overlooking it, but we are.
The Church’s Primary Mission
So what is the church’s primary mission, her most important responsibility? Jesus summed it up in what He called “the first and great commandment”: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37). He linked it inextricably with “the second [commandment]” which He said is “like unto [the first]: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (v. 39). “On these two commandments,” He asserted, “hang all the law and the prophets” (v. 40).
The apostle Paul was even more concise: “All the law,” he wrote, “is fulfilled in one word . . . love. . . .”
Biblical examples of the primacy of love could be listed almost endlessly. The church’s primary responsibility, collectively and individually, is to love God and people. God is pro-people and expects His body, the church, to be likewise. It is impossible to be an obedient Christian or an obedient church without loving people, for to love people for God’s sake is to love God. It is hard to imagine anything being more clear. And yet.
We’ve Made Our Highest Priority Our Lowest
The church—the evangelical church in particular—is guilty of a spectacular sin of omission when it comes to loving people, especially the people Jesus referred to as “the least of these”: those we deem least important and easiest to neglect.
No people in America better fit the description “the least of these” than pre-born babies whose mothers choose, often under pressure and with subsequent regret, to abort them. Fifty-five million murdered now makes us statistically nearly ten times worse than the Nazis. And by “us” I mean the church, because it is largely our collective silence that has enabled the butchery to continue virtually unopposed.
I’m an evangelical, and I’ve been asking myself for four decades, how on earth does the church justify such egregious sins of omission as silence on abortion? The answers I’ve found center on the same thing: worldview. We rationalize our culpable inaction on the basis of flawed worldview.
We think we have a biblical worldview, and in many essential ways we do (that’s why I’m still an evangelical). But in many other, equally essential ways, we do not. I described two examples of flawed worldview impinging on the abortion issue in previous BreakPoint articles, here and here. This whole question about the mission of the church is a third. Owing to a defective worldview on the Church’s mission we have effectively made our highest priority our lowest.
There are at least two key aspects to the misguided rationale for our neglect of the church’s primary mission, love.
First, sins of omission are easier to commit and justify than sins of commission. A study published in “Psychological Science” suggests that this is because people know others will think worse of them if they do something bad, than if they merely let something bad happen.
Second, we mistakenly think we are loving people as we ought simply by sharing the gospel with them. The church today is characterized by words without works.
True, the words we share are the words of God. But we forget that talk is cheap, and we assume that because we speak God’s words our sparse actions are excusable, that our merely saying “be warmed and filled” is somehow reckoned an acceptable substitute for actually filling the need.
But even the words of God are cheap if the life dispensing them does not show the love of God it preaches. That is the whole point of James, chapter 2. We say “God is love,” yet demonstrate by our self-absorbed Christianity that this means exactly nothing except “God is willing to overlook the sins of those who speak well of Jesus, act religious, and win souls.”
This is not Christianity. And yet it is; it is what we have made of it. The body of Christ has more resemblance to the insular Pharisee avoiding lepers than to the unselfconscious Good Samaritan showing—not speaking, but showing—compassion for the needy, regardless of cost.
There is no difference between one who says “be warmed and filled” and does nothing, and one who says “I’m pro-life” and does nothing. Faith without works is dead; love without action is not love.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “The Church is the Church only when it exists for others.” The German Evangelical Church ignored him, and innocents within the borders of the Reich were slaughtered by the trainload, without opposition. Ironically, we vilify the German Evangelical Church.
Pro-life activism is not a mission of the Church; it is the mission of the church because the mission of the church is loving people. If we are to be the Body of Christ we must care about “the least of these” as our Master did. That, or quit calling ourselves the church.
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“Lord, when saw we Thee naked, an unloved fetus, and did not march, did not preach, did not vote or write letters or hold signs, did not agonize over Thee, did not advocate for Thee?”
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How like this little fetus, Holy God,
You writhed, enwombed in suffocating pain,
Until sharp instruments unpumped your blood
And left your form transfigured to a stain.
How like a loving mother’s natal pine
Your prayer, encrypted as a primal groan,
Umbilical from heaven’s soul to mine,
Proved you unwilling to unpair your own.
How like a wand commanding miracles
Your hand, atwitch in death, transmuted blood
Of murder into healing pharmicals,
Coagulating evil into good.
How like one crucified, my little boy
Now makes me, sick with wellness, retch in joy.
(Dedicated to the precious women who profoundly regret their abortions)
Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.WHAT MAKES A GREAT PREACHER?Rev. Gardner C. Taylor said this:When he was asked during an interview about what makes a great preacher, Taylor responded, “In the Book of Ruth, Naomi says, ‘I went out full, and I’ve come back empty.”’For Taylor, “That was the story of life. It’s also the story of preaching; we must keep ourselves full so we can empty ourselves in the pulpit.”In 2011, Taylor described what principles contribute to someone being a great preacher.“I think the secret of preaching is a deep religious conviction, a knowledge of the Bible and the attempt to express it as well as one might,’’ he said. “I think that is the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary.’