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    • #13875
      Yohanan
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    • #13876
      tenderreed
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      Says video is unavailable, private!  TR

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    • #13877
      Yohanan
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      See if it works now.

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    • #13879
      Geri7
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      It said  “NULL” for me.   Oh well, the youtube sure sounded interesting.  Hey, we are not fussy … we will be happy with a synopsis. :yes:

      Update:  Oh goodie … its working now. :good:

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    • #13881
      tenderreed
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      Cool!  Indeed the windows of Heaven are open!  I pray the Lord will indeed have a revival of many hearts.  Sadly after so many years, so many pastors, so many revivalists over the last hundred years have been promising such epoch revival!  Also the word of God places such a revival during the tribulation period.  Everything and all the days leading to tribulation are characterized as sinful and lawless times, like never before.  The promise of a church authored revival to bolster attendance numbers and church growth, I simply don’t buy!  But what the risen Lord himself and the Spirit accomplishes. Is another matter!  TR

       

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    • #13882
      tenderreed
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      Give me scripture and verse that promises worldwide or epoch church sponsored revival leading up to the Trumpet blast!?  TR

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      • #13888
        Geri7
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        We’ve had mini revivals down the centuries … just at the top of my head from the 19 Century til the present … we had Charles Spurgeon in Great Britain, Dwight Moody with YMCA and Chicago and Great Britain, Billy Sunday in Chicago, Billy Graham across the United States in 1970’s –  and even Hal Lindsey with his Campus Crusades.  Perhaps there will be another mini revival before we hear the trumpet? :unsure:

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    • #13883
      Geri7
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      I never knew all his background … very nice to hear he had a godly mother.  Its certainly not a coincidence the Lord placed him in the role of being the last President before the curtain closes the Church Age.

      I just assumed revival was going to occur AFTER the rapture from Rev. 7:9-14 but it certainly would be wonderful to witness a great revival before our departure. :prayer-hands:

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    • #13884
      tenderreed
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      The type of revival the church has sought is manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit within the own church. TR

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    • #13886
      regina
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      cheer up, God is doing wonders! He makes excellent lemonade from lemons.

      https://witnesstoall.com/counters/alltime

      https://witnesstoall.com

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    • #13889
      Tammie
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      Yohanan, thank you for posting this —- awesome how God listened to and honored their prayers. What an honor, for these two women, that God raised up our President for such a time as this. I do believe we have been given a small window, to work.
      FYI, I know Clarence Sexton from 1978-1981, when I was at Tennessee Temple, he was in charge of the urban bus ministry I was a part of while in Bible. College —- small world indeed! :prayer-hands:

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    • #13890
      tenderreed
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      Indeed by His hand not ours!  Pastor’s world wide for many years have been in a quandry to explain declining church membership.  Even from long term and committed church members. Simply put, too much hype and unfulfilled promises, IMHO!  Coupled with the excesses and abuse many like me have chosen to forsake formal church.  Now we are living in the days of ever emerging doctrines of men and demons being espoused from teachers!  Not one of the church’s  more shining moments.  No wonder the Lord himself has had to step in!  TR

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    • #13891
      tenderreed
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      I’m done.  Sorry to hijack this glorious thread!  TR

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    • #13895
      tenderreed
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      Again Nixon an avowed anti-semite also had a Christian mother or grandmother which led him to make the world’s largest arms shipment to Israel when needed most.  Citing the maternal influence influence.  After Kissinger a Russian Jew refused Golda Miers pleas for assistance.  Saying tha Jews hadn’t bled enough!  TR

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    • #13953
      tenderreed
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      So glorious to watch the Lord weave the tapestry of His intervention throughout our history!  TR

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    • #14060
      Geri7
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      Will there be revival BEFORE the rapture?  Check out this encouraging article! :whistle:

       

      The Great Quarantine Revival’: 100,000+ Choose Christ During Virtual and Broadcast Services Easter Week
      CBN News
      By Deborah Bunting 4/23/20

      It’s being called the Great Quarantine Revival. More than 100,000 people watching virtual and broadcast events in countries across the world during the week of Good Friday responded to the Gospel and professed faith in Jesus Christ, according to Pulse, the Christian ministry that organized the programming.

      Nick Hall is the founder of Pulse and said responses to the Gospel came via international call centers, email, website and text messages, and are evidence that God is at work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      “We were literally getting smartphone photos from all over the world – from Nigeria to India and China – of families gathering in their living rooms, around 18-inch cathode-ray TVs, laptops, and HD screens watching our services,” Hall said. “The doors to our church buildings may have been closed, but the church has not closed. We are living through a Great Quarantine Revival, and I think God is just getting started.”

      Susan Harris, Director of Advancement for Pulse, told CBN News that the idea for the outreach was born out of this unique time when people are closed in at home and connected mostly by technology. Hoping to have something special by Easter week, the ministry swung into gear to coordinate a massive network of contacts all around the world to pull together the broadcasts, translators, and follow-up ministries. Harris said they were “amazed” and “blown away at how God orchestrated the events and opened doors” for it all to happen in time.

      Viewers responded to two major Pulse events over the Easter week: Leader Check-In and a Good Friday service.

      Pulse’s Good Friday program featured talks by Hall, renowned Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, best-selling author Max Lucado, NFL Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy, Francis Chan, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez with worship by Lauren Daigle, Michael W. Smith and singing duo Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes.

      The service was broadcast in nearly 100 countries, including Japan, China, Nepal, Thailand, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, and Russia, and was translated into 40 different languages. 

      “We had translators working in closed countries who were risking their lives to bring this message in their language to their people, because that’s how precious the gospel is to them,” Hall said.

      Prior to the Good Friday event, in an effort called Leader Check-In, Pulse also reached out to Christian ministers and pastors around the world to encourage them in their work as the Easter weekend approached.

      As a result, Hall said this may have been the most significant Easter in a century.

      “The fields have never been riper for harvest as people search for hope and meaning during this global pandemic. It may very well be the greatest opportunity we’ve had to share the gospel – but we will miss it if we don’t care for our pastors and ministers now.”

      Leader Check-In featured Bible teachers and speakers like Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae, as well as public officials, US Senators James Lankford and Tim Scott, who joined the conversation to give updates on the government’s response to COVID-19.

      “I am grateful – not for the pandemic, not for COVID-19 – I am grateful that God will turn things around for the collective good of his children,” Rev. Rodriguez said. “He will work these things out: all things work out for the good of those who believe. I am grateful I am alive for such a time as this to experience this fresh awakening.”

      Harris told CBN News Pulse is planning more Leader Check-In events soon, and hopes to make the Good Friday outreach an annual happening. And considering the amazing harvest from this year’s events, she said, just think what can be accomplished for the Lord with more time to plan.

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      Last paragraph … doesn’t look like Susan Harris believes in the rapture or is just not counting on it happening anytime soon. :scratch:

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    • #14146
      tenderreed
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      The Lord is at work.  Never stopped.  The Church  and Bride are growing!  God’s mercies are new every morning!

      Please know that I understand the sacrifices made for the love of Christ in every generation! God be praised and glory to His saints!  Though my rewards will be few, I will glory in them!  TR

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    • #14813
      Geri7
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      David Jeremiah reveals ‘unprecedented’ online revival happening amid COVID-19

      The Christian Post
      By Leah MarieAnn Klett  5/3/20

      Prominent pastor David Jeremiah has revealed that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, his ministry has reached an unprecedented number of people with the message of the Gospel, indicating an “online revival” may be taking place.

      Due to government-issued social distancing orders enacted to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, many churches have been livestreaming their services online as large physical gatherings are temporarily halted.

      Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, and host of the radio program “Turning Point,” told The Christian Post that ever since the shutdown began, viewership of his online services has dramatically skyrocketed.

      “The church is alive and well and maybe more responsive now that I can ever remember except for the possible exception of 9/11,” he said. “What we’ve learned from all of this is God doesn’t need a building for there to be a church.”

      The founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries revealed that on Easter Sunday, a staggering 90,000 people tuned into his online worship service. 

      “I’m preaching right now to more people than I have ever preached to my life,” he said, adding that after the service, he gave viewers the opportunity to receive Christ. 

      “I said, ‘If you pray this prayer and invite Christ into your life, He will come to live within you,’ and I actually led them in a prayer,” the pastor recalled. “Then I said, ‘If you prayed with me, there’s a little place on the screen you can click on where we will send you more information to help you get started on your walk with Christ.”

      According to Jeremiah, over 600 people clicked on that button.

      “I’ve been doing this for over 50 years; I’m all over media, and I’ve never had anything like that happen, ever,” he emphasized. “Would I rather have the 12 or 15,000 people that we have on Easter sitting in the church with our choir and orchestra and the Easter lilies and everybody cheering and praising? Yeah, I’d rather have that. But this is a new and different thing that God is doing. It’s unprecedented.”

      Similarly, the pastor revealed that a recent sermon he delivered in which he addressed whether COVID-19 is mentioned in biblical prophecy received over 1 million views on YouTube.

      “We’ve never had anything on YouTube get that kind of traction,’” he said. “When everything in which we have trusted is taken away and we are left with ourselves, we have to ask the hard questions. ‘If this is it, what happens to me now?’ There’s a renewed interest in the Gospel and a desire to know what the Bible has to say.”

      “Is this the beginning of a revival? This may not be a revival in the truest sense of the Great Awakening, but I believe we are seeing an online revival.”

      While the pandemic is “frightening” and “frustrating” for many people, Jeremiah stressed that God is clearly in the midst of it all, adding: “He is with us wherever we are. You don’t have to be in a crowd to have God. You just need a quiet moment.”

      The pastor released his latest book, Shelter in God: Your Refuge in Times of Trouble. In it, he shares how the book of Psalms can aid those struggling to find meaning during the coronavirus pandemic.

      “Everybody is currently sheltering in place and that’s one thing that might help you physically, but if you want to get help spiritually, you must shelter in God. He’s the only answer for the many things that are ripping people apart during the coronavirus epidemic,” Jeremiah told CP.

      In the 10-chapter book, Jeremiah focuses largely on the “sheltering Psalms,” which he revealed were particularly meaningful to him as he battled cancer two decades ago.

      “These Psalms speak of God being our refuge and the one in whom we shelter when we’re going through storms or when the storms are passing by,” he said. “We grabbed hold of those Psalms and put them together in about two weeks to help bring comfort to people during this time.”

      In addition to the Psalms, the Bible is full of comfort for times of trouble, Jeremiah said, referencing Philippians 4:7: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

      “If you don’t know Christ, you can’t understand this peace; it’s beyond explanation,” he said. “But if you’re a Christian and you’ve ever been through anything that rips at your soul, you know what that’s all about. I don’t know how to explain it, but I do know that God draws near to us in our times of suffering and disaster.

      “I know that during the coronavirus, God has drawn near to many people. We’ve had unbelievable numbers of people die during this time, and yet at the same time, we’ve seen so many people healed from it. Even as we speak right now, one of my dear friends is trying to get this out of his system and it’s just really awful to watch it. And yet, it’s also wonderful to see how God is wrapping His arms around him during this time.”

      According to Jeremiah, God may be using COVID-19 to remind people of their reliance on Him.

      “We are a great country, there’s no question about it. We have the greatest economy in the history of the world. We are a nation of self-made people, according to them. If we’re not careful, we can begin to think we are the master of our own souls, in charge of our own fate,” he said.

      God “sometimes just reaches down to remind us, ‘You think you’ve got this thing under control, but I can take a germ you can’t even see and bring [you] to your knees,’” he added.

      He also addressed some of the relational struggles families may be facing during the shutdown, acknowledging that many marriages “can be pushed to the limit when you’re stuck in the same room with somebody.”

      “During this time, we need to learn to serve one another well, which I believe is a biblical mandate for marriage,” he said. “When you’re serving one another, it takes the focus off of yourself. We can all expect there to be some bumps; we just need to have the strength spiritually to get over them and know that God hasn’t forgotten us. He’s with us.”

      The pastor encouraged couples to find “structure” during this time of quarantine, warning that “idleness is the enemy’s great entry point.”

      “You can’t get up and just live in your pajamas all day. You have to ask God to help you get on a schedule,” he said. “What are some things you need to do? What are some things you can do while you’re at home? And structure those things and get a schedule for them, because if you don’t, that’s where the enemy can get into your heart.”

      Every human was “born with a virus way worse than the coronavirus” — the virus of sin, he pointed out. The pandemic has burned into his heart the need for spiritual revival across the world. 

      “The only cure for that is through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ in His death on the cross,” he said. “If you don’t have Christ, how do you get through situations like this? We can get so caught up in doing church and our small groups that we forget that the reason God put the church here was so that it might be the means whereby men and women can come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

      “I really feel a strong rebirth in my spirit of the purpose and importance of evangelism and not being so satisfied with what we have that we fail to share our hope with others. My prayer is that the virus will push the world to know of its incredible need for the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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