Daily Archives: August 13, 2015

Does “Vision Casting” have anything to do with Abiding in Christ and bearing much fruit?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 “ I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and…

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Are We Really Surprised by the Massacre in America?

Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America

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When a society turns its back on their Creator or forgets Him; when they choose to live for themselves and for worthless idols, and when they no longer see a need for biblical morality, destruction is an obvious result. If you profess to be a Christian and claim to support life, your actions should match your words. Have you spoken up?
Every year, over 1.2 million abortions take place in the United States.

A sixth video exposing Planned Parenthood has just been released. The video shows how the abortion business sells body parts of aborted babies without patient consent.

The fact Planned Parenthood has been caught literally red handed shouldn’t surprise us. Abortion has been the law of the land for decades – and now some folks are upset baby body parts are being harvested and sold? If you’re suddenly disgusted by this, where have you been for the last…

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Where Faith Journey Theology Takes Us



A Rant

I’m gonna probably set off all sorts of “trigger warnings” with the pearl clutchers, but so be it.

During the last couple of weeks, it has been revealed that Hillsong Church, NYC, has a festering community of sodomites actively participating in their congregation.

While church officials state that no homosexuals serve or have served on their pastoral staff, the two men at the center of the Hillsong controversy claim to have an active “ministry” at the church including opening their apartment to host Connect groups, which I take to mean the Hillsong version of home Bible studies or small fellowship groups.

A day or so after I had tweeted a few stories about those revelations, I got into a bit of a back and forth with a fellow who says he attends Hillsong NYC. He had responded to something I had tweeted affirming that no homosexuals held any leadership…

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God’s Word in the Straw’s Mouth

The Reformed Reader

Product Details Martin Luther constantly talked about the power of God’s Word.  This theme came up in his famous hymn that we’ve all heard: “That Word above all earthly powers…one little Word shall fell him.”  Here’s part of a sermon Luther gave on Luke 11:14-28; in it he talked about God’s powerful Word.  Look for Luther’s excellent straw illustration/analogy:

“…We should never speak in a derogatory or careless way about God’s Word….  True it is that the preached Word is but an ordinary Word and the people who preach it are but ordinary people.  But when it emanates from Christ’s command to preach it and is coupled with faith, then it possesses the kind of power that can make the devil flee.  God has set his almighty power in a very lowly instrument and a very fragile vessel.  Against Satan we human beings are but straw, so that were he able to…

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Sixth Planned Parenthood video: baby parts taken and sold without mom’s consent


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Here’s the sixth video released by the Center for Medical Progress:

Here’s the story from Anika Smith writing for The Stream.

She writes:

The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress presents a day in the life of Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress employee who has turned into a whistleblower on the baby body parts industry. O’Donnell formerly worked at the Planned Parenthood Stockton and Fresno, CA, which she describes in grim detail.

[…]In this latest sting video, O’Donnell says, “They give you a sheet and it’s everybody for that day who’s coming in for an ultrasound, for an abortion, medical and late-term abortion … We take them in the room or meet them in the chair … Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies are potential specimens. It’s just taking advantage of the opportunities.”

Yes, there really was a list with the tissues requested…

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Daily Devotionals: (13th Aug.) Eating Dust

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Reading: Genesis 3:14

“Dust shalt thou eat” are the woeful words of the Lord to Satan. This phrase denotes complete humiliation and absolute destruction. In Micah 7:17 it is prophesied against those who oppose the Lord, those who continue allegiance to Satan.

With Satan there was no fear of God or shame for his sin; he had no regrets. Satan exists in perpetual and undiminished hostility against God. God came to the garden seeking Adam, not Satan; there is only doom held out to Satan. God does not question Satan as he does Adam. “The wound was not searched because there was no cure” (Matthew Henry). The reason given for such a pronouncement is because of what he did to humanity: “because thou hast done this” (verse 14).

Here is one of the first and greatest comforts in Scripture and one of the most solemn of warnings. The warning is…

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Rosebrough’s interviews with ex-Hillsong insiders Elisabeth & Tanya Levin

ChurchWatch Central

While his Pirate Christian Radio conference was on, Chris Rosebrough (from Fighting for the Faith), had two insightful interviews with two ex-Hillsong members.

His first interview was with Elisabeth from Oslo, her testimony how her church was taken over by Hillsong.

The Power of the Pulse?

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Program segments:

• T.D. Jakes and the Power of the Pulse
• Nicole Crank and You’ve Got a Dirty Mind
• Steven Furtick – Uses and Abuses Mark 5
• Interview with Elizabeth from Norway RE: Her Time at a Mega-Church that Joined Hillsong

Source: Chris Rosebrough, The Power of the Pulse?, Fighting for the Faith, http://www.fightingforthefaith.com/2015/07/the-power-of-the-pulse.html, Published 27/07/2015. (Accessed 05/08/2015.)

You can read Elisabeth’s series of articles here on ChurchWatch Central:

Hillsong Insider (Part 1): “My exit out of a mega church… Never to return again”
Hillsong Insider (Part 2): “The Hillsong Takeover of a Norwegian Charismatic Mega Church”

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