Church in Society ( 2017-Oct )

Background

Again, this is an area, I will rather not go.

Yet, it is one that stirs our conscience and thoughts.

And, that is reason enough to see what people are saying and why they are saying it.

Predication

Introduction

We all have our own bias and depositions.

And, it is best to lay them bare ahead of time.

Most of my comments will be based on what I have heard from others prior to anything that I will cover in this post.

It is often useful to have some foundational predisposition as that lessens the opportunity to be swayed within each decision point.

Even better when commentators are not even speaking specifically on the new material.

Earlier Words

  1. Damon Thompson
    • Sometimes God places something in our heart, but unfortunately so much  of what has gone out in the Prophetic World was not undergirded in scripture
    • And, so I, Damon Thompson, need the foundation of Scripture
  2. Neil Ellis
    • This is a Church of matured faith
    • You have been preaching, but you were fearful of how the preaching will be accepted
    • Sometimes the Devil magnifies things and makes them appear more than they really are
    • Sometimes as a pastor what makes us press even though there is “Hell on the Outside” is that we are satisfied that we have the confidence of the people inside
    • Can the Lord trust you, and can the Bishop/Leadership depend on you?
    • Free your Spirit, but challenge your people
    • A faith that has not been tested, is a faith that can not be trusted
  3. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    • Sotomayor was asked to explain her remarks from a 2001 speech in which she said she agreed that “there is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives — no neutrality, no escape from choice in judging.”  She told the committee that, in every case, the two opposing parties view the facts from vastly different perspectives. “You can’t just throw up your hands and say I’m not going to rule,” she said. There is a choice in judging, which means “you have to rule.”

Videos

Here are some of the videos that I will later comment on.

  1. Paula White
    • Trump’s spiritual adviser: More devout than you…
      Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser, televangelist Paula White, spoke to CNN’s Erin Burnett in August about the Republican presidential nominee’s faith and the phone call that kicked off their friendship.
      Channel :- CNN
      Published On :- 2016-Oct-20th
      Link
    • Inauguration
      • Meet The Woman Who Many Call President Elect Donald Trump’s Spiritual Adviser | NBC Nightly News
        Critics have slammed her as a charlatan, but in a rare interview with NBC’s Anne Thompson, Paula White defends her message and gives insight into the president-elect’s beliefs.
        Channel :- NBC News
        Published On :- 2017-Jan-19th
        Link
    • Jim Baker
      • Two Corinthians’ Gaffe Was ‘A Setup
        • RWW News: Paula White Says That Trump’s ‘Two Corinthians’ Gaffe Was ‘A Setup’
          Published On :- 2017-August-23th
          Link
      • Opposition to God
        • RWW News: Paula White Says Opposition To President Trump Is Opposition To God
          Published On :- 2017-August-21st
          Link
  2. Pastor Jamal Bryant
    • Pastor Jamal Bryant – The problem with Paula White…
      Published On :- 2017-August-25th
      Link
  3. Roland Martin
    • Roland Martin To Paula White: Be A Prophetic Voice And Don’t Just Be A Profitable Voice
      Roland Martin rips Pastor Paula White for her partisan comments about Donald Trump: Be a prophetic voice and don’t just be a profitable voice.
      Published On :- 2017-August-23th
      Link

 

Leadership

Seated Under

Those in leadership do not always get to take a day off.

Not only does what they think matter, but also how they got there.

I have grown from listening in person or via youtube to the people listed above.

And, that makes me forever grateful.

Influencing Capital

The further we grow, the more influencing capital we personally have and have access to.

After long and hard battles our role will be examined; especially if our role is seen to have moved the needle towards an unexpected end.

Unfortunately it is not just our choice that is examined, but the totality of our live.

Circumference of Relationships

Relationships often covers so much space.

And, some of those spaces overlap and are not necessarily disjointed.

And, so even within a body, for instance Faith community, uniformity does not necessarily translate to conformity.

People sometimes reach different conclusions and they should be free to do so.

This is more so where there are personal relationships with those that are being discussed.

 

In Essentials Unity, In Nonessentials Liberty, In All Things Charity

Link
Philip Schaff, the distinguished nineteenth-century church historian, calls the saying in our title “the watchword of Christian peacemakers” (History of the Christian Church, vol. 7, p. 650). Often attributed to great theologians such as Augustine, it comes from an otherwise undistinguished German Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century, Rupertus Meldenius. The phrase occurs in a tract on Christian unity written (circa 1627) during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), a bloody time in European history in which religious tensions played a significant role.

 

Sola Scriptura

  1. Laws of Social Responsibility
    If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
    You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people. ( Exodus 22:27-28 )
  2. Paul Before the Sanhedrin
    • But those standing nearby said, “How dare you insult the high priest of God!”
      “Brothers, Paul replied, “I was not aware that he was the high priest, for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’”
      ( Acts 23:4-5 )
  3. David, Saul, Jonathan, & Mephibosheth
    • And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king. He had neither taken care of his feet nor trimmed his beard nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came back in safety. ( 2nd Samuel 19:24 )
    • He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said to him, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself, that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ For your servant is lame. ( 2nd Samuel 19:26 )
    • He has slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the angel of God; do therefore what seems good to you. ( 2nd Samuel 19:27 )
    • For all my father’s house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?” ( 2nd Samuel 19:28 )
    • And the king said to him, “Why speak any more of your affairs? I have decided: you and Ziba shall divide the land.” ( 2nd Samuel 19:29 )
    • Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house.” ( 2nd Samuel 19:30 )

Summary

In summary I find myself always returning to a couple of words :-

  1. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
    • Allah’s hand of protection is with the maintenance of unity, you should beware of division.
    • The one isolated from the group is a prey to Satan, just as the one isolated from the flock is a prey to the wolves
    • You can not base a spiritual life on suspiciousness, cursing and allocating blame.
  2. Abraham Lincoln
    • I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

Closing

Love never fails … for we know in part and we prophesy in part.

Damon Thompson – 2017-March

 

 

  1. Damon  Thompson – Cycle Of The Supernatural
    The Place, Lyndon Amick, Brad Kuster, or Damon Thompson
    Published On :- 2014-Jan-16th
    Added On :- 2017-March-1st
    Link
  2. Damon Thompson- Remaining in the Wilderness
    Damon Thompson encourages us to continue in the process and outlines the benefits of a wilderness season in this Launch service message.
    Published On :- 2013-Oct-7th
    Added On :- 2017-March-1st
    Link
  3. Damon Thompson- Colliding With Trouble
    At Rochester First Assembly of God
    Published On:- 2102-Sept-7th
    Added On :- 2017-Mar-2nd
    Link
  4. Damon Thompson- In The Right Position
    Featured on Celebration Church podcast
    Uploaded On :- 2012-Feb-23rd
    Link

Sermons & Discussions for 2017-March

 

Sermons

  1. Paris Reidhead
    • Satanic Strategy By Paris Reidhead
      Published On :- 2014-Jan-5th
      Link
  2. Damon Thompson
    • Damon Thompson- Discerning Transition and Receiving Direction
      Published On: 2013-Feb-3rd ( Super Bowl Sunday 2013 )
      Added On :- 2017-Feb-27th
      Link
  3. Live Your Song. | Jon Foreman | TEDxUniversityofNevada
    Published On:- 2016-Feb-8th
    Added On:- 2017-Feb-27th
    Link

 

Sermons & Discussions – 2016/Oct – First Week

Sermons

  1. John Paul Jackson
    • John Paul Jackson – Prophets & Psychics
      Published on 2015-02-24
      Added on 2016-10-03
      Link

      • Paradigm Shift
        • 3:15
    • John Paul Jackson Dreams And Mysteries Ministries 2016 – The Gift Revelation – Prophets & Psychics
      Published On: March 3rd, 2016
      Added On : Oct 4th, 2016
      Link
  2. Francis Chan
    • YouTube
      • Encourage One Another
        Link
        Published On :- 2016-Feb-02
        Added On :- 2016-Oct-05
      • Francis Chan: enCourage
        • Part 1
          Link
          Published On :- 2014-Dec-4th
          Added On :- 2017-August-20th
        • Part 2
          Link
          Published On :- 2014-Dec-4th
          Added On :- 2017-August-20th
  3. Derek Prince
    • Derek Prince: Gifts of Power and Revelation
      Link
      Published on 2016-09-30
      Added on 2016-10-04
  4. Damon Thompson, of Damon Thompson Ministries
    • Redemption Point Church Highland Park Campus,Chattanooga Tennessee(5)
      Link
      Published On 2016-08-29
      Added On 2016-10-04
  5. Perry Stone
    • Perry Stone Praise The Lord || Hosts Damon Thompson, Dr Ron Phillips, Bishop Paul Zink
      Link
      Date Original Recorded: Jan 24, 2012
      Published On: 2016-Sept 7th
      Added On: 2016-Oct 4th
  6. Perry Stone with Damon Thompson
    • Perry Stone Hosts PTL 1/24/12 w/ Damon Thompson Part 1 of 2
      Published On :- 2012-Feb-5th
      Link
    • Perry Stone Hosts PTL 1/24/12 w/ Damon Thompson Part 2 of 2
      Published On :- 2012-Feb-5th
      Link
  7. Jacob Prasch
    • Times of the Jews, Gentiles and the Pentecostals – Jacob Prasch
      Published on 2016-09-30
      Added on 2016-10-06
      Link
    • The Book of Nahum
      Published on 2016-10-06
      Added on 2016-10-07
      Link
  8. Bryan Loritts
    • EXILES: Passing Through Without Passing By
      • EXILES: Passing Through Without Passing By, Part 2
        Link
        Published on Sept 7th 2016
        Added on Oct 5th, 2016
      • EXILES: Passing Through Without Passing By, Part 3
        Link
        Published on Sep 19th, 2016
        Added on Oct 6th, 2016
  9. John Gray
    • John Gray 2016 | Whatever It Takes (September 7, 2016)
      Link
      Published On :- Sept 18th 2016
      Added On :- Oct 6th, 2016
    • Pastor John Gray 2016 | Somebody Get Me to Jesus (AUGUST 24, 2016)
      • Youtube
        • Pastor John Gray 2016 | Somebody Get Me to Jesus (AUGUST 24, 2016)
          Link
          Published On :- August 24th, 2016
          Added On :- Oct 7th, 2016
    • Pastor John Gray – One Last Worship
      • Elevation – One Last Worship – Special Guest: Pastor John Gray
        Link
        Published On :- Sept 28th, 2015
        Added On :- August 2nd, 2017
        Location :- Charlotte, NC
  10. Pastor Zac Poonen
    • Pastor Zac Poonen speaks about the Trinity
      Link
      Published On: Aug 17th, 2016
      Added On: Oct 6th, 2016
      Preached At: Abundant Life

 

In-depth

Jacob Prasch

  1. Isaiah 65:1
    “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me.
    To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’ ( Isaiah 65:1 )
  2. Isaiah 65:15
    You will leave your name for a curse to My chosen ones, And the Lord GOD will slay you.
    But My servants will be called by another name. ( Isaiah 65:15 )
  3. Parable of the Vineyard
    • Isaiah 5
  4. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations.
    And Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. ( Luke 21:25 )
  5. I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited:
    A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in( Luke 11:25 )

 

John Paul Jackson

John Paul Jackson Dreams And Mysteries Ministries 2016 – The Gift Revelation – Prophets & Psychics

  1. God speaks in a  multitude of ways and men do not perceive it
    1. Elihu Rebukes Job
      …”Why do you complain against Him That He does not give an account of all His doings?
      Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it.
      In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,…”
      ( Job 33:13-15 )
  2. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
    …Then the angel told me to write, “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.”
    And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
    So I fell at his feet to worship him. But he told me, “Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who rely on the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!
    For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

    ( Revelation 19:10-11 )
  3. When God gives revelation is provides a light for everyone else to see
    • Segment ( 10:30  to 11:15 )
  4. Prophecy Sphere
    • Gifts of Prophecy
    • Spirits of Prophecy
    • Ministry of Prophet
  5. Ministry of Prophet
    • Difference between Prophet & Psychic
      • Depends of source of prophecy
    • Qualities
      • Gifts of prophecy
      • Character
  6. Dreams Interpretation
    • Interpretation
      • Blue
        • Blue is the color of Revelation & Communion
    • Birth of a Gift – God’s Preparation – Segment 16
      • He lets us be comfortable with that that is uncertain
      • He lets us love that which is unformed
      • He gives us the ability to love others
      • He lets us help others to walk into their calling
      • Give us something to birth something that we have longed for all of our lives, but had no way to make happen
      • This is the kind of God that we serve

 

Damon Thompson – August 2016

 

Sermons

  1. Damon Thompson – Doubting Thomas
    John Chapter 11 – Verse 1
    Published By :- Demetrius Prince
    Publication Date :- July 23, 2016
    Sermon
  2. Damon Thompson – Story of David
    Published By :- Torrin Cooper
    Publication Date :- Nov 14, 2015
    Sermon

 

Indepth

Damon Thompson – Doubting Thomas

  1. Chapter 11:1
  2. Jesus loved Marta and Lazarus
    • So he delayed himself
    • And, stayed two more days in the place he was
    • Sometimes the love of God shows restraint, so that faith can be deepened in its roots
  3. We label him by a struggle he went through without paying attention to the pain that induced the struggle
  4. Thomas we have seen the Lord
    • I already went there one time
    • Well fortified city that does not have to feel that again
  5. The success of a Government can always be determined by the peace of his citizens
  6. If you under his Government, it is illegal for you to have anxiety
  7. God left behind his Peace & Joy [ Segment 33 ]
    • My peace I will leave with you
    • My joy I give to you
  8. Once Thomas accepted Jesus, the truth, he, Thomas, said “My Lord and My God”
    • Because one touches it all
  9. You believe a God that can walk through walls
  10. Thomas went to India and spread the Gospel
  11. Mercy refuses to let a man in pain miss his moments [ Segment 24 ]
  12. In the delay, he was doing a work that could not have been done Thomas way
  13. Why did he just not stop the Devil, because he is proficient at using what the Devil meant for evil
  14. Whatever you built to keep him out, he is coming in
  15. Thomas said “Let us go with him, so that we may die with him” ( John 11:16 )

 

Damon Thompson – Story of David

  1. Jason Upton – Jacob’s Dream
  2. Enemy knows his future
  3. The Devil wanted to establish an Open Door Policy to ensure that he can steal from David anytime he wants
  4. David is not the kind of person to lose a lamb
  5. The fight started with a Lamb, but it was also about another Lamb