Damon Thompson ( 2018-Dec )

 

Videos

  1. My Beloved Daughter
    • Profile
      • Carolina Revival – 2/3/18. The woman in Mark 5 was considered unclean and soiled by the religious crowd around her. She had been conditioned by her issue to hide and not touch anything, but Jesus invited her to the center of His attention and affection. When you go through extreme disappointment, extreme private issues and extreme pain He doesn’t want you coping on the fringes. He wants you transformed, made whole, reproducing and He wants your identity restored that your issue stole from you. Jesus called her, “My Beloved Daughter.”
    •  Videos
      • Video
        Channel :- Damon Thompson Ministries
        Published On :- 2018-July-18th
        Link
    • Participants
      • Rudy
      • Matt
      • Johnson
    • Quotes
      • Johnson
        • There is something there

In-Depth

My Beloved Daughter

  1. The consequences of private issues
  2. Kingdom of God
    • Afraid of anything that is not in ongoing announcement of the kingdom of God
    • There is no kingdom without a present king
  3. Him
    • I knew about his word, but I did not know him
  4. Repentance
    • First thing that needs to occur is repentance
      • John the Baptist
      • Jesus
  5. Stories
    • We used the stories in the bible to get behind specific wills of people
  6. Cost of Being Wrong
    • They know enough about the kingdom, but did not get there with the right thinking
    • You will never see the impact right thinking was meant to have
    • Do not live close enough in close communication with the King
  7. Change Society
    • It is not people with the right answer
    • But, people with the right thinking
  8. If you know the answer
    • You will be the know it all
  9. Tithe
    • If you tithe it will work, but if you get there with the right thinking
    • Verses
      • Galatians 6:7-10 New King James Version (NKJV) [ Link ]
        • Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
        • For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
        • And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
        • Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
      • James 1:16-27 New International Version (NIV)
        • Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.
        • Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
        • He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.
    • Giving
      • Giving Spirit
        • Worldly Giving
        • Generous Spirit
        • Philanthropies
      • Works
        • Because God ensures good things happen to those lacking
      • Giver
        • But, the giver could still be living in mystery
        • Using the principle, but have yet to have an encounter with the person-hood of God
      • Principles are always there to point you at a person
      • Use
        • We used the principal to defend us
    • Stewardship
      • Use religion as a bandage for hemorrhage
      • Steward atmosphere appropriately

 

Pastor Matt Chandler, The Village Church

Background

Pastor Matt Chandler delivers a set of teachings.

Videos

  1. RodiAgnusDei
    • Matt Chandler interviewed by John Piper
      Channel :- RodiAgnusDei
      Published :- 2015-Nov-15th
      Link
  2. The Village Church
    • The Gifts of The Holy Spirit
      Profile :- The Village Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication.
      Channel :- The Village Church
      Published :- 2018-Nov-19th
      Link
    • The Wound and the Worry
      Profile :- The Village Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication.
      Channel :- The Village Church
      Published :- 2018-Nov-19th
      Link

In-depth

Desiring God Conference

  1. Upbringing
    • Mum’s steadfast fate, but kept me in the house with this man
  2. Jeff Faircloth
    • Jeff Faircloth started to share the gospel with me
    • Got joy in my heart
      • Comical
    • For me
      • Guy wanted his dad to love him, but could not get there
    • Dad
      • Want to see my Dad Saved
      • What am I asking God to do if I am asking him to have my Dad Saved
  3. Faith
    • There are answers beyond asking for more faith
  4. Leo Smith
    • Leo Smith approached me about being a Youth Pastor
  5. Pressure of Western Evangelism
    • Be contextual

The Gifts of The Holy Spirit

  1. Verses
    • Isaiah 55:11
      • Verses
        • So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. [ Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV) ]
      • Interpretation
        • The spirit of God does the work of God for the word of God
        • Good at talking
        • I can motivate you, but can not transform you
        • I can encourage you, but that does not make it out of the front room
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22
      • Verses
        • Do not quench the Spirit.
          Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil
      • Interpretation
        • Do not quench the Spirit
        • I wish I can pray like that, but I do want to be like that
        • In Abilene Texas, Billy Bob White approached me
          • He blew on me
          • Holy Ghost blow-age
          • God has asked me to blow on you
          • From that day for forward
          • Effectiveness of my ministry increased
          • Power of my preaching
          • Response to my preaching
          • Increases
          • Per this text
          • I can test it
          • The Spirit makes much of Jesus
  2.  Arrogance
    • Dr James Shields
      • I am twenty and I am arrogant, but don’t think I am
  3. You word leads into oneness
  4. Books
    • Sam Storm
    • Practicing the Power

The Wound and the Worry

  1. Verses
    • John 4
  2. Doctrine
    • Self defend with Doctrine
    • Relativism has leaked into The Church
  3. Brain Surgery Nine years ago
  4. Salvation is from the Jews
  5. Truth
    • God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  6. I am Statement
    • Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. ( John 4:26 )

Damon Thompson – 2018/Fall

Videos

  1. Damon Thompson Ministries
    • The Full Armor of God
      • Profile
        • Carolina Revival – 9/9/18. Put on the full armor of God. I do not want any armor on me that isn’t on Him. He is giving you grace to let the old armor melt off and to quit seeing yourself as susceptible and to surrender to being vulnerable.
      • Videos
        • Segment – Partnering with a lie
          Link
        • Full
          Link

In depth

Damon Thompson Ministries

The Full Armor of God

  1. Where I am, you will be also
    • Scripture ( John 14:1-3 )
      • Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well.
      • In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
      • And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
  2. Where I am, you will be also
    • Scripture ( John 12:26 )
      • 26 If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, My servant will be as well. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
      • 26  Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? No, it is for this purpose that I have come to this hour.…
    • I rescue that from dispensation-lism
  3. In My fathers house there are many mansions
    • You know what that mansion means
      • Speaking Places
  4. Sit here until I make your enemy a foot stool
    • Most quoted verse in New Testament from the Old ( Psalm 110 )
  5. Garden
    • Smell like home
    • Back into the Garden again
  6. Show me your glory
    • All of his goodness to pass by
    • I will lead your people, but will not go until you promise you will go with us
    • Church History
      • A man who had flirted with paganism most of his life
    • A man who had killed a man
      • Scripture
        • 18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
          19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence.
        • I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
  7. Happy is the man whose sins are forgiven
    • Not even could the accusations can be uttered again
    • Muzzled the mouth of the accuser
    • Feel hope today
    • Scripture
      • Psalm 32:1-2
        • The Providence of God
          • 1David. A Maskil. Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
          • 2Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him, in whose spirit there is no deceit.
      • Romans 5:5
        • 5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
  8. Hope
    • Hope from a posture of wishing
  9.  Repent
    • Change your thought
  10. Protect
    • Protect yourself because people will wound you
    • Shield of Faith
  11.  Truth
    • What kind of shield do you need
      • Confidence
      • Belt in the gird-on of truth
    • We mess ourselves up when we tie ourselves up in a lie
  12. What we do
    • Wish and called it faith
    • Fantasized and called it Hope
  13.  Masculine
    • Masculine definition of Christianity
      • Got here by mercy
    • Strutted our way here
    • Truth that ties the righteousness to you
    • Truth to divorce ourselves from the lie
    • Righteousness that does not fit within religion
  14. Access to Heart
    • The issue is the wrong people held on to my heart
  15. Righteous generates its own faith
    • The faith we have did not come from someone roped in righteousness
  16. Relatable dimensions
    • You only know how deep you are based on what relates to you
    • Deep calls out to Deep
    • Shallow cries out to shallow
    • Large Church
      • You want to have a large church, minister Soul to Soul
      • Soul inclusive of mind, will, and emotion
    • Small Church
      • Spirit to Spirit
    • When Adam sinned he exalted his soul
    • Desire
      • By souless-ness
    • Soul
      • Spirit soul switches place
      • Unable to govern
      • Spirit now governs the Soul
        • Produces law of Limitation
      • Govern by Mind
      • Name every species in the World
      • Exaltation
        • Use Mind for what the Spirit desires
  17. Insurance
    • I have Insurance
    • But, I have not had Insurance

Liars

Khaled Hosseini

Khalid Hosseini is my favorite author and his book, the Kite Runner speaks to me more than any other.

The Kite Runner

“there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life… you steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness… there is no act more wretched than stealing.”

He obviously does not think lying is fundamental, but that stealing is.

Christianity

Scripture

  1. Genesis
    •  You will not certainly die, the serpent said to the woman ( Genesis 3:4 )
  2. Leviticus
    • Do not steal, Do not lie, Do not deceive one another ( Leviticus 19:1 )
  3. Psalm
    • O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; ( Psalm 15:1-2 )
    • For the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth ( Psalm 33:4 )
    • I hate and detest falsehood ( Psalm 119:163 )
    • …The LORD has sworn to David A truth from which He will not turn back: “Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
      “If your sons will keep My covenant And My testimony which I will teach them, Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever.”
      For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.…
      ( Psalm 132:12 )
  4. Proverbs
    • Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. ( Proverbs 3:3 )
    • The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. ( Proverbs 12:22 )
    • An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. ( Proverbs 14:5 )
    • Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler! ( Proverbs 17:7 )
  5. Ecclesiastes
    • Keep this in mind: The Teacher was considered wise, and he taught the people everything he knew. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them.
      The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly.
      ( Ecclesiastes 12:9-10 )
  6. Job
    • The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. ( Job 17:9 )
  7.  Isaiah
    • I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I the Lord speak the truth; I declare what is right. ( Isaiah 45:19 )
    • Truth is nowhere to be found,
      and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
      The Lord looked and was displeased
      that there was no justice.
      ( Isaiah 59:15 )
  8. Daniel
    • But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince. ( Daniel 10:21 )
  9. Malachi
    • The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and did turn many away from iniquity. ( Malachi 2-6 )
  10.  Hosea
    • Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One. ( Hosea 17:2 )
  11. Zechariah
    • These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; ( Zechariah 8:16 )
  12.  Zephaniah
    • They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.” ( Zephaniah 3:13 )
  13. John
    • Jesus and the Samaritan Woman …”God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” ( John 4:25 )
    • “If I were to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid.
      But someone else is also testifying about me, and I assure you that everything he says about me is true.
      In fact, you sent investigators to listen to John the Baptist, and his testimony about me was true.
      Of course, I have no need of human witnesses, but I say these things so you might be saved.
      John was like a burning and shining lamp, and you were excited for a while about his message.
      But I have a greater witness than John—my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me. And the Father who sent me has testified about me himself. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face, and you do not have his message in your hearts, because you do not believe me—the one he sent to you.
    • So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;
      and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
      They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free ‘?”…
      ( John 8: 31-33 )
    • You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. ( John 8:44 )
    • The truth is, a kernel of wheat must be planted in the soil. Unless it dies it will be alone – a single seed. But its death will produce many new kernels — a plentiful harvest of new lives ( John 12:24 )
    • Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. ( John 14-17 )
    • The Promise of the Holy Spirit …However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come. He will glorify Me by taking from what is Mine and disclosing it to you. Everything that belongs to the Father is Mine. That is why I said that the Spirit will take from what is Mine and disclose it to you.… ( John 16:14 )
    • Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
      As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
      And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.( John 17:17-19 )
    • “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” ( John 18:37 )
  14. Acts
    • Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? ( Acts 5:3 )
    • Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. ( Acts 20:30 )
  15. Romans
    • Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. ( Romans 1:24-25 )
  16.  Ephesians
    • Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ( Ephesians 4:29 )
  17. Colossians
    • Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices ( Colossians 3:9 )
  18. 1st Corinthians
    • This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
      The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
      The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments
  19. 2nd Corinthians
    • For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory ( 2 Corinthians 4:6 )
  20. Hebrews
    • For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and ha fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? ( Hebrews 10:26-29 )
  21. 1 Timothy
    • This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth. ( 1 Timothy 2:3-4 )
    • Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. ( 1 Timothy 4:2 )
  22. 2 Timothy
    • But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.” ( 2 Timothy 2:19)
    • Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth (  2 Timothy 2:25 )
    • holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. ( 2 Timothy 3:5-7 )
  23. Ephesians
    • Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
      ( Ephesians 4:15 )
  24. 2 Thessalonians
    • He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. ( 2 Thessalonians 2:10 )
  25. Philippians
    • And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment.
      So that you can discern what is best, that you may be pure and blameless
      for the day of Christ
      ( Philippians 1:9 -10 )
  26. 1 John
    • …By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments. If anyone says, “I know Him,” but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone keeps His word, the love of God has been truly perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him:… ( 1st John 2:3-5 )
    • But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
      Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them.But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception. ( 1 John 4:6 )
  27.  Titus
    • I have been sent to proclaim faith to[a] those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives.
      This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began.
      And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him. ( Titus 1:1-3 )
    • …not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed. ( Titus 1:14-16 )
  28.  James
    • Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. ( James 3:1 )
  29. 2 Peter
    • But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves.
      Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.
      In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.
  30.  Revelation
    • The Lamb and the 144,000 …These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And no lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless. ( Revelation 14:5 )
    • Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. ( Revelation 22:15 )

Quotes

  1. Cutting It Straight with H.B. Charles Jr. [ Link ] & [ Link ]
    • Do not ever let their reaction control your faithfulness to the text ( Segment :- 20 thru 23 Minutes)
    • Preaching without a firm conviction and their can be no power in that preaching ( Segment :- 35-37 Minutes )
    • Error thrives in ambiguity. Playing around the margins.  One position is just as good as the other
    • We are living in very critical times
    • Satan’s great strength is that his lies make sense
    • Apologetics demands familiarity
    • Familiarity with the genuine lets one identify the counterfeit; for most people that is how they should reach the truth; they should not have to play around on the other side)
  2. R. Albert Mohler, Jr
    • Can be assured that his weak and evasive non-answer to this reporter’s question will put him at very little risk for arrest. But then, pandering prophets are rarely at much of a risk from the public anyway. There was no conviction in his answer; no clear declaration of biblical truth; no Gospel, no judgment, and no promise. Just a non-answer with a smile. Pathetic . . . simply pathetic.”
  3. Ravi Zacharias
    • The Hebrews gave to the world the moral categories. The Romans gave to the world the legal categories. The Greeks gave to the world the philosophical categories. The pursuit of the Hebrews was light. The pursuit of the Romans was glory, the glory of the Roman empire. The pursuit of the Greeks was knowledge. Now this is fascinating. The apostle Paul was born a Hebrew, a citizen of Rome, and studied in a Greek city. In 2 Corinthians 4:6 he writes, “For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ”.
    • Truth is what guides our lives. If we don’t know God’s truth, we will unfortunately ground our life and existence in a lie. Ravi Zacharias said “ The fact is, the truth matters – especially when you’re on the receiving end of a lie.” A life grounded in truth is stable, strong and deeply rooted.
    • Intent has to precede content. To him who does not love the truth. To give him the truth is to multiply the reasons for misinterpretations
    • Narrowness means that I can not identify my own truth.
    • Truth by definition will always be restrictive. Truth will always have its boundaries.
    • Taking it a step further, the three tests for truth must be applied to any worldview: logical consistency, empirical adequacy, and experiential relevance. When submitted to these tests, the Christian message is utterly unique and meets the demand for truth.
    • A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God
    • I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn. I remained with Him because there is no other way I wish to turn. I came to Him longing for something I did not have. I remain with Him because I have something I will not trade. I came to Him as a stranger. I remain with Him in the most intimate of friendships. I came to Him unsure about the future. I remain with Him certain about my destiny. I came amid the thunderous cries of a culture that has 330 million deities. I remain with Him knowing that truth cannot be all-inclusive.
    • Every other person who is at the heart of any religion has had his or her beginning either in fancy or in fact. But nevertheless, there is a beginning. Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem was a moment preceded by eternity. His being neither originated in time nor came about by the will of humanity. The Author of time, who lived in the eternal, was made incarnate in time that we might live with the eternal in view. In that sense, the message of Christ was not the introduction of a religion, but an introduction to truth about reality as God alone knows it. To deny Jesus’ message while pursuing spirituality is to conjure an imaginary religion in an attempt to see heaven while sight is confined to the earth. That is precisely what Jesus challenged when he said, “I have come that [you] may have life” (John 10:10). His life spells living. Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death
  4. Kill the Messenger, a movie
    • Now that you know the truth, you will be faced with the most important decision of your life. And, that will be what to with it.
  5. Pastor Paris Reidhead
    • Ruling Religion is pragmatism. If it works, it is true. If it succeeds, it is good. The test of all truth is if it works. ( Ten Shekels And A Shirt by Paris Reidhead )
  6. Chuck Missler
    • The only barrier to truth is that you already have it.
  7. Christopher Yuan
    • My Response to the Closing of Exodus International (full)  ( Link )
      • Whether Christians agree or disagree with Chambers’ statements and apologies, it is true many Christians view homosexual sex and same-sex romantic relationships to be worse than any other sin and treat LGBT people with disdain. This is truth at the expense of grace and does not reflect Gospel-centered living. We must repent of this hypocrisy. Churches encourage compassion toward unreached people groups (Muslims, ethnic minorities in Asia, tribes in South America), the poor (homeless, Dalit), and the needy (those sexually exploited, those living with HIV/AIDS), but do little to reach out to one of the most unreached people groups in America—LGBT people. Is not the Gospel to be proclaimed to all people?
  8. John Paul Jackson
    • Truth involves the motive for doing it. Fact involves just what you are doing.
    • Draw people into small groups. They don’t want you to hear.
  9. C.S. Lewis
    • But, Pain sometimes gives the only opportunity the bad man can have for amendment. It removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul….
  10. Eliza Farnham
    • The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth
  11. Anais Nin
    • Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
  12. Kahlil Gibran
    • In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.
    • Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life…
  13. Charlie Sheen
    • Regardless of their saltless reputations I also led with condoms and honesty when it came to my condition. Sadly my truth soon became their treason as a deluge of blackmail and distortion took centre stage in this circus of deceit ( Link )
  14. Jon Foreman, Switchfoot
    • Art is to remain in that tension and tell the truth.
  15. Ross Perot
    • If your wife can not trust you, who can

Pastor Tim Omotoso – Rape Trial

Studies

Wikipedia

Link

  1. Prevalence
    • According to the report by the United Nations Office on Crimes and Drugs for the period 1998–2000, South Africa was ranked first for rapes per capital
    • A survey from the comprehensive study “Rape in South Africa” from 2000 indicated that 2.1% of women aged 16 years or older across population groups reported that they had been sexually abused at least once between the beginning of 1993 and March 1998
    • Similarly, The South African demographic and health survey of 1998 gave results of rape prevalence at 4.0% of all women aged between 15 and 49 years in the sampled households (a survey also performed by the Medical Research Council and Department of Health).
  2. Violence Against Women
    • The South African government reports that one of these reasons is the culture of patriarchy in South Africa. Its report states that patriarchy is firmly rooted in Black culture and fighting it is seen as attempting to destroy South African tradition or South African ideals.
    •  The danger from rape and sexual assault is compounded because of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South African townships. A woman being raped over the age of 25 has a one in four chance that her attacker is HIV positive and more women than men are affected from HIV/AIDS.
    • The perpetrators of rape in South Africa tend to be men known to the victim. It is reported that a husband or boyfriend kills a woman every six hours in South Africa.
    • Many men and women say that rape cannot occur in relationships; however, one in four women reported having been abused by an intimate partner.
  3. Violence against infants
    • Virgin
      • A significant contributing factor for the escalation in child abuse is the widespread myth in HIV ravaged South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure a man of AIDS.
      • This virgin cleansing myth exists in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.The child abusers are often relatives of their victims and are at times their fathers or providers.
  4. Corrective Rape
    • Lesbians in certain parts of South Africa also face a dangerous environment. Raping lesbians (a practice referred to as corrective rape) is believed to convert them to heterosexuality.
    • One notable case of this was the gang-rape and murder of Eudy Simelane, a member of the South African football team and LGBT-rights activist.  Lesbians have died from these attacks in the last 10 years and more than 10 lesbians per week are raped or gang-raped in Cape Town alone.
  5. Report
    • It is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and that only 1 in 4 rapes are reported

Videos

  1. Rape Trial
    • Videos
      • The judge had to jump in when the lawyer asked this… (Omotoso trial)
        Channel :- Rising On A Point Of Order
        Date Published :- 2018-Oct-19th
        Link
  2. Solomon Izang Ashoms
    • DISCUSSION: Omotoso case with Solomon Izang Ashoms
      • Profile
        • Lets take the discussion further now we are joined by someone who has been in the forefront of this case, the founder of Seven Days Of Hope, Solomon Izang Ashoms
      • Videos
        • DISCUSSION: Omotoso case with Solomon Izang Ashoms
          Channel :- SABC Digital News
          Published On :- 2018-Oct-22nd
          Link
    • Newsroom: Religion and Money
      • Profile
        • We are now joined by Solomon Izang Ashoms, Nigerian Journalist to discuss the relationship between charismatic churches and money
      • Videos
        • DISCUSSION: Newsroom: Religion and Money
          Channel :- SABC Digital News
          Published On :- 2015-July-14th
          Link
  3. SABC Digital News
    • Videos
      • Makhosini Nkosi
        • Makhosini Nkosi reflects on Cheryl’s testimony in the Omotoso trial
          • Profile
            • Judge presiding over the trial of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso yesterday barred graphic questions asked by defence advocate, Peter Daubermann to the witness Cheryl Zondi saying they are unfair to her. During cross-examination, Zondi told the court that she never resisted when Omotoso allegedly sexually assaulted her because he told her she would experience the wrath of God if she refused. Now to talk to us about rape survivors and the criminal justice system we are now joined in studio by Makhosini Nkosi, Communications Specialist, and former Scorpions spokesperson.
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel :- SABC Digital News
              Published On :- 2018-Oct-16th
              Link
      • Ulrich Roux
        • Makaula dismisses Omotoso’s defence team application: Ulrich Roux
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel :- SABC Digital News
              Published On :- 2018-Oct-22nd
              Link
      • Vinesh Naidu
        • Omotoso trail takes a different turn
          • Profile :- Proceedings of the Pastor Timothy Omotoso trial took a different turn yesterday. Presiding Judge Mandela Makaula dismissed an application by the defence team that he recuse himself from the case. Omotoso’s lawyer Advocate Peter Daubermann accused Makaula of being aligned with witness Cheryl Zondi. To discuss this further, from our Port Elizabeth studios we’re joined by Vinesh Naidu, High Court Legal Practitioner at Legal Aid South Africa.
        • Videos
      • Nigerian Community
        • Nigerian community react to Omotoso trial
          • Profile
            • The Nigerian community in Nelson Mandela Bay have spoken out and voiced their views, about televangelist Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso’s trial, that is currently ongoing in the Port Elizabeth High Court. The foreign nationals living in the friendly city, have condemned Omotoso’s alleged offenses. But, they have called on the South African Judiciary to conduct a fair and unbiased trial. Foreigners have also urged South Africans, not to generalise that all Nigerians as criminals. Our reporter Jayed-Leigh Paulse has more.
          • Videos
      • Nigerian Pastors
        • Newsroom: Nigerian Pastors Association in SA speak out
          • Profile
            • The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Rights of Communities is soon set to create a regulatory organisation for churches not belonging to any current regulatory body. This is light of several cases of charismatic pastors using controversial teaching methods. In the latest case, Nigerian pastor Tim Omotoso is accused of sexual assault. However, Nigerian pastors in South Africa are being monitored, and to talk to us more about this, we were joined in studio by the Vice President of the Nigerian Pastors Association in South Africa, Pastor O.C Festus, as well as the National President, Bishop Ranti Famodun
          • Videos
  4. eNCA
    • More witnesses come forward #Omotosoatrial
      • Profile
        • As the trial of rape-accused pastor Timothy Omotoso unfolds, others are coming forward with disturbing claims relating to the self-proclaimed “man of God.” Omotoso’s Jesus Dominion International church is still operating in Durban, where young girls were allegedly kept in upmarket houses against their will. eNCA’s Dasen Thathiah spoke to one of the church’s former members who says she rejected the pastor’s advances.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- eNCA
          Published On :- 2018-Oct-18th
          Link

In-depth

Solomon Izang Ashoms

DISCUSSION: Omotoso case with Solomon Izang Ashoms

  1. How is it possible for a Priest to convince someone that what he is doing is OK
  2. Girls went there by themselves
      • Hypnosis
        • Witch Doctor
        • Sleep Women

     

    • Human Wisdom
      • Brainwash
        • Get scripture to brainwash you
    • Supernatural Power
      • Devil gives them the spiritual power
      • Touch people and they fall
      • Control
      • A lot of spiritual implications to it
    • Motivation
      • Grow the Church
        • Get more power
        • Get more money
    • Enablers
      • Are they working under the Spell
      • Coming from poverty
        • Nice Clothes
      • Musically Inclined

Trees Planted Along A River

Background

Our pastor was able to get together a few of us to visit our local Jail on Tuesday evening.

It was a very good service with hymn singing and a pastoral word from him.

Though only six of us went from our Church, but as other churches were invited and stayed behind for the entirety of our time, we were received in the fullness of he who gathered and sent his Church.

 

Trees Planted Along A Riverbank

Jeremiah 17:8

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Psalm 1-3

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Isaiah 61:3

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Numbers 24:5-6

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Ezekiel 47:12

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Ezekiel 19:10

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Hosea 14:5

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Job 29:19

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The River and the Tree of Life, Revelations 22:1-6

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References

  1. pInterest
    • Trees Planted Along A Riverbank
      Link
  2. Rev. Jeremy F. Simons | Bryn Athyn College
    • He Shall Be as a Tree Planted by the Water
      Link

Pray for the Church in October: October 2018

Prelude

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

 

Words

Emily Stimpson Chapman

Our Sunday Visitor

Understanding the “dark night of the soul”

Link

Understanding the ‘dark night of the soul’ The feeling of spiritual emptiness, or being abandoned by God, is natural in the process of growing closer to Christ Emily Stimpson Chapman OSV Newsweekly

When the world looked at the face of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, it saw pure, simple joy. Then, in 2007, 10 years after Blessed Teresa’s death, a collection of her private letters was published. Suddenly, the joy that the tiny sister from Albania once radiated seemed anything but simple.

As the letters revealed, for the entirety of her public ministry, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity endured unceasing feelings of desolation and abandonment by God.

“I am told God lives in me,” she wrote in 1957, “and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.”

For some, the letters became a source of scandal. But for those familiar with the stages of spiritual growth, they served as a profound testimony to Blessed Teresa’s sanctity. In those decades of desolation, she lived what St. John of the Cross termed, the “dark night of the soul,” which was the title of a poem he wrote.

The timing and duration of Mother Teresa’s dark night was unusual — and markedly so. But the fact that she encountered a dark night wasn’t. Every Christian, on their way to God, must pass through his or her own dark night. So, what is (and isn’t) the dark night of the soul?

It is necessary

Every fallen human being has disordered desires and attachments. We love what we shouldn’t love, or we love what we should but in the wrong way. We seek our own comfort, our own pleasure, our own will. We value what we want more than we value what God wants. We do wrong, even if only in our hearts.

But we can’t do wrong and stand before God. We can’t even want to do wrong and stand before God. A prerequisite for seeing God face to face is that every attachment to sin, both in our lives and in our hearts, must be broken. If we want to become saints, we have to desire only God’s will. And we have to desire God’s will not out of fear of hell, but rather out of love for heaven, out of love for God. Some of that breaking we do, as we learn to avoid vice and pursue virtue. But some of that breaking only God can do. The dark night of the soul is, in part, how he does that. By seemingly withdrawing all spiritual consolations — all the little comforts and supports that typically come from pursuing a relationship with him — and allowing an almost crushing sense of abandonment to descend upon us, he purifies our desires and prepares us for heaven.

It is unique

The dark night of the soul looks different in different lives. Laypersons don’t necessarily experience the dark night the way religious do. Nor do active religious necessarily experience the dark night the way contemplatives do. Some people experience it primarily through external circumstances. They find themselves persecuted or afflicted. In the midst of those afflictions, all calls for help go unanswered. To the person passing through this type of dark night, it feels like God has left them to deal with their cross on their own.

Others experience the dark night through temptations: Temptations to pride, vanity, anger, sexual sin, and even unbelief assail them. Then, there are those who experience the dark night of the soul mainly through inner desolation: The gates of heaven seem barred against them, and no matter how much they pray, no consolation seemingly comes. Lastly, there are those who experience the dark night as a combination of all three: trials, temptations and abandonment.

Likewise, for some, the dark night comes but once. For others, it comes many times. Usually, it lasts for only a short while. Occasionally, it lasts much longer. But when it finally ends, it ends for good. A definitive work has been accomplished in the soul.

It is unpredictable

The dark night of the soul doesn’t come at the beginning of one’s journey to God. Traditionally, spiritual directors identify three primary stages (or ways) of growth in holiness. The first is the purgative way, where we break habits of vice, acquire habits of virtue and learn to live a Catholic life. The second is the illuminative way, where we grow in virtue, charity and the life of prayer. And the third is the unitive way, where our wills and hearts move in perfect harmony with God’s.

Near the end of the purgative stage, we experience a type of dark night — a time of trial and affliction where it feels as if God no longer loves us. This dark night, however, is not the dark night of the soul. Rather, it’s the dark night of the senses.

In the dark night of the senses, God purifies us of our attachments to the things of the world — physical comfort, physical pleasure, material success, popular acclaim — as well as of our consolations in prayer. Sorrows afflict us, and things that used to comfort us — food, sex, shopping, compliments, even the liturgy — no longer do. Through this dark night, God prepares us for the illuminative way and a deeper, more contemplative life of prayer.

The dark night of the soul occurs at the end of the illuminative way, as we prepare to enter the unitive way. During this dark night, God roots out our deepest attachments to sin and self, and the desolation that accompanies that rooting out is overwhelming and crushing. More than just a lack of consolation, this dark night plunges a soul into an abyss of darkness and nothingness, essentially revealing to us what we are without God and preparing us to not only carry our crosses, but to love our crosses and carry them joyfully in union with Christ.

It isn’t depression

From the outside, depression and the dark night of the soul bear a striking resemblance to one another. And they’re not entirely separate things. As St. John of the Cross noted long ago, depression (or as they called it in the 17th century, melancholia) can go hand in hand with a dark night, whether by exacerbating it or resulting from it.

But while clinical depression is triggered by an objectively sad event (losing a loved one, fatal illness, etc.) or by a biochemical problem, the dark night of the soul is purely an act of God; it is God working in our souls to draw us closer to him.

Likewise, while depression weighs down both body and soul, eventually rendering those who suffer from it unable to go about the normal business of their life, throughout the dark night, the spirit stays strong, and those suffering through it can perform great works of charity and service. They remain active and don’t experience the same temptations to total self-loathing or suicide that those struggling with depression suffer, nor do they lose their faith in the midst of the dark night. Belief remains.

It isn’t evil

The dark night of the soul is not an evil to be endured; it’s a good for which we should be grateful. Of course, it doesn’t always seem that way. The thought of plunging into a spiritual abyss and losing all the sweetness in our relationship with God strikes few as appealing. But neither does surgery. Having cancer removed from our bodies isn’t a fun process. Nevertheless, we submit to the surgeon’s knife readily and quickly, knowing that the sooner we have the surgery, the sooner we can live a healthy, full life.

What’s true on the natural level is true on the supernatural level. If we want to become the people God made us to be and live the lives he made us to live, we must let him excise sin and unhealthy attachments from our souls. There’s no getting around it. Before we can enter heaven, it has to happen. It can happen in this life or it can happen in the next — in purgatory. But here is better. For the sooner we let God root out unhealthy attachments, the sooner we can get on with the business of being saints.

And there’s no better business than that.

 

Videos

  1. The Pope
    • #PrayForTheChurch – Special prayer campaign for the Church – The Pope Video – October 2018
      • Profile :- October 2018. The Pope Video: The Devil is a seducer. This is why, without our knowing it, we let him enter into our lives. This also applies to the life of the Church. This is why the Pope is asking us this month of October to pray the Rosary of the Virgin Mary and the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to fight against the power of evil and to protect the Church. Will we all join in with this request? “The Devil presents himself with great power. He brings you gifts. But you don’t know what’s inside. I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October, ending with the antiphon “We fly to thy patronage” and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, to repel the attacks of the Devil who wants to divide the Church.”
      • Videos
    • Pope Francis asks for prayers to protect church from “attacks by the devil”
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          • Channel :- CBS Evening News
            Link
  2. Kanaan Ministries SA
    • Understanding Second Heaven
      • Profile
        • The following is an extract from the latest course ACTS (Advanced Counsellors Training School). For the complete course – there are 23 DVDs and 3 manuals, which can be purchased from our office, please contact our office: http://www.kanaanministries.org/contact/ or order from our eShop: http://kanaanministries-eshop.org/ Second Heaven: As with all kingdoms, there are levels of authority, governors of territories or regions, and so on. These beings operate within a region of the lower heavens. According to Scripture, there are three Heavens. God warns us in His Word that in the last days many will be deceived, that there will be many FALSE signs and wonders that will mislead many. In this session, Amanda discusses the false holy spirit that operates from the second heaven.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- KanaanMinistriesSA
          Published ON :- 2016-June-2nd
          Link
  3. John Paul Jackson
    • Dreams & Mysteries – The Mystery of Spiritual Warfare
      • Profile
        • Join author and speaker John Paul Jackson as he reveals some of the spiritual mysteries of the Bible… including how God speaks today through dreams!
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
          Published ON :- 2014-May-2nd
          Link
    • 5 Reasons Not to Engage in Second Heaven Warfare
      • Profile
        • In this companion video to the episode “The Mystery of Spiritual Warfare”, John Paul Jackson discusses some more reasons why focusing on second heaven principalities and powers is not a good idea in prayer.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
          Published ON :- 2014-May-21st
          Link
  4. Derek Prince
    • The Three Heavens # Derek Prince
      • Profile
        • The Three Heavens # Derek Prince (engleza) # Casting Down Strongholds # Lesson 02
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Carti, predici, poezii
          Published ON :- 2016-Dec-12th
          Link