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

Spirit of Heaviness….

 

Scriptures

  1. Isaiah
    • Isaiah 61:3
      • To provide for them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
        Link
  2. Psalm
    • Psalm 92:10
      • But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
        • King David
  3. Ezekiel
    • Ezekiel 29:21
      • In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
  4. Joel
    • Joel 2:32
      • And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
  5. 1 Timothy
    • 1 Timothy 4:1-2
      • The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
        Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
  6. 2 Samuel
    • 2 Samuel 3:39
      • And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
  7. John
    • John 6:63
      • It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
  8. Hebrews
    • Hebrews 4:12-13 King James Version (KJV)
      • For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

 

Videos

  1. Derek Prince
    • Demons are as Real as you are and this is what you Need To Know about them
      Profile :- Demons have a personality just like you and me and different demons work in different ways. They are extremely dangerous unless one knows about their existence and their goal is just to destroy Gods’ creation and hinder us from worshiping him but they are no match for Jesus that will set us free! – Pastor Derek Prince
      Channel :- A & Ω Productions
      Published on :- 2018-Sept-15th
      Link
  2. Perry Stone
    • What the Anointing Can and Cannot Do | Episode 804
      Channel :- Perry Stone
      Published on :- 2016-March-4th
      Link

Derek Prince

 

Videos

  1. Derek Prince Protection From Deception
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 1
          • Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 1 ( Section on Holiness )
            Link
          • Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 1 ( Full )
            Link
        • Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 2
          • Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 2 – Our Soul
            Published On :- 2017-Oct-10th
            Link
          • Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 2
            Published On :- 2014-July-19th
            Channel :- Milal B
            Link
  2. Discerning of Spirits
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Discerning of Spirits
          Channel :- cruisinkev1
          Published On :- 2013-May-3rd
          Link
  3. How to Receive the Holy Spirit
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Wk 2 (Fri) How to Open up to the Holy Spirit-Derek Prince
          “The Holy Spirit in You”: Our Supernatural Helper
          Derek Prince clearly explains the ways of the Holy Spirit and how He works in the lives of Christians. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the believer can…* Experience the continual presence of Jesus.* Become a bold witness for Christ.* Acquire revelation of the Word of God.* Be led by the Spirit.* Pray according to God’s will.* Receive physical and emotional healing.* Understand the plans of God.
          Link
  4. Derek Prince answers your deep questions
    Published on May 16, 2014
    Added on 2016-September-03
    Video
  5. The Free Gift Of Righteousness – Derek Prince
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • The Free Gift Of Righteousness – Derek Prince
          Published On :- 2013-Dec-26th
          Added On :- 2017-Oct-4th
          Link

Indepth

Derek Prince Protection From Deception

Derek Prince Protection From Deception – Part 1

  1. Honor
    • Let us honor God’s Holy Spirit
  2. Personal
    • I have nothing against signs and wonders
    • I want to make it plain that I have no personal prejudice or anxiety against unusual manifestations
    • They do not frighten me
    • I am not negative about them
  3. Personal Encounter
    • In fact I have witnessed it personally
    • In World War 2
  4. Laughter
    • Psalm 2:4
      • The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. ( Psalm 2:4  )
    • Laughs against human midgets who have the effrontery to oppose him
  5. Warnings of Jesus
    • Deceptions
      • Matthew 4,5,11, 24, 25
        • And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. ( Matthew 24:4 )
        • For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. ( Matthew 24:5 )
        • For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  ( Matthew 24:24 )
        • Behold, I have told you before.  ( Matthew 24:25 )
    • Do not worry
      • If you choose not to take heed, it is your very soul that you have placed at risk
    • Greatest Danger
      • Sickness  ( – )
      • Poverty ( – )
      • Deception ( +)
    • If you say it can not happen to you
      • You are already deceived
      • And, it goes directly contrary to what Jesus specifically called out
  6. Signs & Wonders
    • Signs and Wonders do not determine truth
    • Truth is already determined and established
    • Verses
      • Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. ( John 17:17 )
      • For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. ( Psalm 119:89 )
      • 2 Thessalonians 2 ( Link )
        • Behold, I have told you before.
        • And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
        • For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
        • shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
        • Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
        • And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
        • And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
        • That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
        • because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
      • You shall know the truth and it shall set you free ( John 8:32 )
      • Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. ( 1 John 4:1-5 )
    • Commentary
      • Deceitful is active, not passive
    • The current deception is rooted in a combination of truth and false
      • Verses
        • Leviticus 19:19
          • Warned against mixture
            • Mixed Seed
            • Mixed Garment
      • Mixture is always sterile
      • Sample
        • King Saul
          • Professied with Holy Spirit and Evil Spirit
          • Saul – Last Night of his life he went and consulted with a witch
          • The very next day, he committed suicide
          • Confusion and then Division
      • Group Oriented Messaging
        • Some will see the good and therefore accept the bad
        • Some will focus on bad and therefore reject the good
    • The Bible gives us no permission to tolerate incursion of evil into the Church
      • Commentary
        • We can not be passive
        • We are not to be neutral
        • It is sinful to compromise
        • Whether it is in a Church or Individual, we must drive out evil
          • Body of Christ worldwide
      • Scripture
        • Fear of the Law is the beginning of wisdom ( Proverbs 9:10 )
        • John 10:10
          • The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. ( John 10:10 )
    • Unusual Activities
      • Men of God
        • John Wesley
        • George Whitfield
        • Jonathan Edwards
        • Charles Finney
      • Differences
        • Major on strong presence of God’s world
          • Finley
            • Spoke an hour or two
            • Purity
            • Power
        • I think the differences are greater than the similarities
        • Strong call for repentance
          • Refreshing
            • Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
              whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. ( Acts 3:19-21)
  7. Self Exalting
    • Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. ( Peter 3:3-4 )

 

The Free Gift Of Righteousness – Derek Prince

  1. 2nd Corinthians 5:19
    • that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation ( Link )
      • Not imputing them their sin
      • Same ministry of reconciliation
      • Freely making them righteousness
  2. Romans 5:1
    • Being justified by faith
  3. Romans 5:17
    • Gift of Righteousness
  4. Romans 10:1-4
    • For 15 centuries their religious leaders had been promising
    • KJV [ Link ]
      Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
      For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
      For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
      For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

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
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Published On: March 3rd, 2016
          Added On : Oct 4th, 2016
          Link
    • Dreams & Mysteries – The Mystery of the Gift of Revelation
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
        Published On :- 2014-Sept-26th
        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

Times of the Jews, Gentiles and the Pentecostals – 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