Month: June 2013

Prayer Call Tonight! Supreme Court Ruling

TONIGHT! PRAYER CALL 9-10 pm EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us! “It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race”–Justice Antonin Scalia. In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court majority ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and that California may legally resume same sex marriages. President Obama celebrated the ruling, interrupting an MSNBC interview to congratulate the Prop 8 plaintiffs. Prophetically, the ruling is no surprise. Jolene and I both felt for a while that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of gay marriage. God’s verdict remains clear–that marriage is between a bridegroom and a bride. Perhaps equally historic as the ruling is the clear division between the liberal and conservative wings of the Supreme Court. This was expressed in the minority opinion, written by Judge Antonin Scalia, in response to Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion. In his thesis, Scalia warns of the judgmental attitude of the Supreme Court majority against others–primarily Christians–whose faith has motivated them to take a stand against same sex marriage. I personally believe it might prove hauntingly prophetic. “But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would...

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Special Prayer Call Tonite! Back in the Gap!

PRAYER CALL 9-10 pm EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us! GREETINGS FRIENDS. Coming to you tonight from Florida, where the heat is nothing less than tropical! Jolene and I are preparing for ministry this Friday evening and Saturday morning in Lake Mary with Glory Fire Church. They are experiencing breakthrough. Are you in the area? Love for you to join us… out of the heat and into the FIRE! Yesterday my father, who lives near Sarasota, took Jolene and me to see famous high wire walker Nik Wallenda as he trained for Sunday’s untethered trek across the span of the Grand Canyon. Wallenda is a strong believer in Christ, as much of the nation discovered as he prayed his way across the Niagra Falls recently. Untethered across the Grand Canyon. This guy truly needs our prayers. But Wallenda’s courageous walk made me really think about what it means to stand in the gap. As forerunners and spiritual revolutionaries, that’s your call too–to span the gap between the way things are, and the way God dreams them to be. Your tireless courage on behalf of the Nation has been producing some amazing results. Isaiah 28 conveys how, when God renews covenant, the things that are covered over by covenants with death and darkness begin to be exposed. This...

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