Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Kind of Repentance We Need

If my people… turn from their wicked ways; then will I…forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chr 7:14) Few would disagree that America is in the midst of the worst moral and spiritual collapse of its history.  While morals have certainly been bad before, most current conditions eclipse all previous spiritual downturns.  […]

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Social Issue Number One in the 21st Century

“Flee immorality…he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). Abortion was the paramount social issue of the late 20th century. What was the consequence of getting it wrong? Forty-five million innocent human beings (so far) were killed in the United States and eight hundred million world-wide. It’s the world’s greatest […]

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If Suffering is God’s Will

Consider it a sheer gift when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced out into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient […]

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Is It Too Late for America

Scripture: “For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 It’s easy to look at the state of our nation today and to think, “America has never sunk this low before, and there’s no way things can turn around.” In the natural, that is absolutely true, but our hope is not in human power – not […]

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It’s Time To Ignite A Brushfire Of Prayer

This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’ “ In the unseen world of spiritual reality, a […]

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Dial 911 For Real

Joel 2:15 “…Call a Solemn Assembly” Who will ever forget 9-11? On that infamous day I wrote a devotional declaring that we have lost air supremacy in America and our prayer covering has been removed. The following day I was amazed to see a photograph of a US military jet flying security over the smoldering […]

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Repentance Begins In The Church

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 (NIV). The prophet Hosea said that the first step towards spiritual awakening is to break up the fallow ground. That means […]

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Great Multitude of Witnesses

I shared the idea about the “Call2Fall” with FRC’s Pastors Council; a group of leading pastors from across the country who have partnered with FRC to help us better serve the nation’s churches. I spoke with other leading pastors from various denominations. I spoke with long-time leaders in the intercessory prayer movement and with nationally […]

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The Prescription

For weeks I have studied and meditated upon the book of Joel, which is 2 Chronicles 7:14 in book form.  There are certainly parallels to be made between what Joel describes and what America is facing today.  The chewing locust, the swarming locust, the swarming and crawling locust devoured the produce of the land leaving […]

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Godly Lady and a Grand Patriot

The services that morning at the Calvary Chapel were a remarkable display of God’s grace. Over 50 people made professions of faith. After the 3rd or 4th service, an elderly African American woman came up to me and said “You have the message that the Church needs to hear. You have the answer to what […]

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