Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Way Up is Down (Pt. 3)

My Masters’ thesis contained another description of a “Call 2 Fall” in 1857 that brought a great revival to America during the Civil War. Here is the brief story: “One of the most unusual prayer movements of the period was the lay-led “noon prayer meetings” that helped ignite the Great Revival of 1857. The man […]

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The Way Up is the Way Down (Part 2)

“Call2Fall” on our knees will be happening in the many places Christians meet on Sunday, June 29th. We realize that the church gathers in worship centers, store-fronts, homes, and various other places all across America.  We are calling believers to kneel at least 3 to 5 minutes before the Lord wherever they may gather that […]

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The Way Up is Down (Part 1)

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneelbefore the LORD our maker. Ps 95:6  The American nation–and the world as a whole–is desperately trying to pull itself up from a host of economic troubles, international problems, military and terrorist threats, shocking moral decline and many other woes. Sometimes the way up is […]

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The Christian’s Call to Prayer

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV). Several years ago, I was blessed to serve on a team taping World Impact television programs at the Seven Churches of Asia, located in what is now the nation of Turkey. This was […]

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The Fruit of the Fear of the Lord

“… The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.” One common translation says, “… the fear of the Lord – keeps me clean.” The ‘fear of the Lord’ was a staple phrase, a component of the Old Testament piety. It was expected. Aquinas saw it as an essential for New Testament believers as well. […]

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The Fear of God

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13 A major ideological loss to the theology of the modern Church is the utter dismissal of the concept of ‘the fear of the Lord,’ which is no marginal Biblical notion. It […]

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Prayer Targets: Sam Adams; Call2Fall; Meriam Ibrahim; Supreme Court Rulings; IRS, March for Marriage, ENDA, Israel

Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the [porch] and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of […]

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What Do Walls Have to Do with Me?

“Like a city whose walls are broken through     is a person who lacks self-control” (Proverbs 25:28 NIV). What does Nehemiah’s rebuilding project have to do with my life? Walls symbolize strength and protection. In ancient cities, walls were the first line of resistance. When our means of defense are torn down, the enemy has […]

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The Seven Commitments of a Praying Church

Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple… And said unto them, “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer…” Mt 21:12-13 More and more Churches in America and around the world are recognizing the dire need for their church […]

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A Perpetual Construction Zone

“Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name” (Nehemiah 1:11a  NIV). Ruth Graham once saw a highway sign she liked so much that she had the words inscribed on her tombstone: “End of construction. Thank you for […]

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