Daniel and John wrote in the books of Daniel and the Revelation that one day in the future the church would become the greatest enemy of...the church? Today there is a growing distinction between true and false religion. In this episode, we look at two women representing two different belief systems. Without knowing the details you might not be able to tell the difference. One dressed in white, faithful, full of love and kindness - our Hero. The other, dressed in Red and Purple, full of fraud, selfishness and corruption - the Harlot.
For 4000 years, the angels, the unfallen worlds, and mankind had waited. Mothers and fathers had relayed the story to their children. One day the Messiah would come and be the sacrifice to save man from sin and selfishness. The tipping point in the plan of salvation had finally come.
This was the moment like that of Cortez and his men in 1519 when the Spanish Fleet landed on the shores of the new world. Cortez turns to them and says “BURN THE SHIPS” There is no going back now.
In order to elevate fallen man, Christ must reach him where he was and become the son of man.
All heaven was at risk!!!
Satan meets Christ in the desert and tells Him that one of the exalted angels had been exiled to the earth, that Jesus appearance indicated that, instead of His being the king of heaven, He clearly was the fallen angel…
Israel enters the promised land and eventually reaches their greatness in King Solomon. But soon he begins building shrines to the heathen gods all around Jerusalem. Who were these gods? None other than the fallen angels of heaven. In this episode, we discuss the role of angels and demons in the war of good and evil and why prayer is one of the rules of engagement that allows God to enter into the affairs of mankind.
What are the two principles contending for supremacy in the war of good vs. evil? Moses is poised to be king of the world, the sun god, Pharaoh of Egypt, yet he decides to cast his lot with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. God rewards him by showing him the final details of how the war of good and evil would end and how sin and selfishness would forever be silenced.
Mankind has defected. What will be the fate of Adam and Eve? News spreads through heaven and all singing stops, angels cast their crowns down to the ground. How could this happen?! Was Lucifer right, could the law be kept? Jesus walks into the Father and the Mystery, a plan long hidden began to be revealed to save lost man at any cost.
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Satan stood in amazement at his new condition. His happiness was gone. He looked upon the angels who, with him, were once so happy, but who had been expelled from heaven.... Now all was different . Joy was replaced with bickering and arguments. Where was he? Was it not all a horrible dream? Was he shut out of Heaven?
Join us as we look at part 2 in our story. Satan loses all of heaven, will he lead Adam and Eve to join his rebellion?
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And there was war in heaven… but why? What led Lucifer to start a coup against the government of paradise? What was it that triggered the beginning of the end of peace in this place of bliss?
“The plan that should be carried out upon the defection of any of the high intelligences of heaven,—this is the secret, the mystery which has been hid from ages. And an offering was prepared in the eternal purposes to do the very work which God has done for fallen humanity.”
Listen to hear how it all began.
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There is learning and then there are things that we need to unlearn.
Lessons from the life of David are very practical today
While all the world sees leaders, celebrities etc appearing to have all the power, God is working behind the scenes to do something special.
It is often off screen, when no one is noticing that we being prepare for what God has in store for us.
Guy Kawasaki coined the term in the corporate world when he became the Chief Brand Evangelist for Apple under Steve Jobs.
What is an evangelist?
Webster’s/Oxford dictionaries give us a few definitions:
A zealous advocate of something
One who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith
Someone who talks about something with enthusiasm
Now since I know many of you, I already know you’re evangelists. Why? Because you’re passionate about various things that you love to share about.
Maybe it’s a new food, a new app, that movie, that show, that book, that podcast. That place.
Today I want to talk to you about the idea of bandwidth. Not just the download speed kind, but also in a broader sense the idea of capacity. Do you have time for other people? Do you have money to share? Are you thoughtful - meaning have capacity to think about others or are you just thinking about yourself? Do you find yourself more in need than able to help those in need?
Thought: What occupies your thoughts most days?
Time: What occupies your time?
Treasure: What are you spending your money on?
In life we remember moments when people went above and beyond our expectations. Here are a few examples - popsicles, ice cream , outdoor music, when someone opens a door for you….