Thursday, April 21, 2011

Reminder: No Whosoever Friday Night Live Webcast for this Friday because of Good Friday Services

You are more than welcome to watch the ‘Good Friday’ Service at Golden Springs Calvary Chapel at 10:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM PST right here.

Reminder: No Whosoever Friday Night Live Webcast for this Friday because of Good Friday Services

You are more than welcome to watch the ‘Good Friday’ Service at Golden Springs Calvary Chapel at 10:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM PST right here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No Whosoevers Friday Nights Live Webcast this April 22nd, Good Friday

   

No Whosoevers Friday Nights Live Webcast this Friday, because of Good Friday Services at Host Church Golden Springs Calvary Chapel.

You are more than welcome to watch the ‘Good Friday’ Service at Golden Springs Calvary Chapel at 10:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM PST right here.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Devotional by Raul Ries

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Spiritually Prepared

“So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people.”
Deuteronomy 20:2

Who were the leaders? The leaders were the priests, not the Captains or the Generals, the spiritual leaders. Why? The priests stood for the Lord who was the One fighting their battles. The people had to come before the Lord to deal with their spiritual lives, before going to war.

That is why we have to start each day with the Lord. We should be in the Word and in prayer every morning before we leave the house, so we will be spiritually prepared for the battles. Then, we will be walking in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

How can God do warfare when people’s hearts are not with Him? Seriously, how can He do it? You are going to be challenged every day. You will face problems; you will deal with difficult people; and you will be overwhelmed by people and circumstances.

How are you going to handle these situations without spiritual preparation? I can tell you. You will handle them in the flesh. When we deal with things in the flesh, we no longer bring glory to the Lord. We bring shame. We tell the world our problems are too big for God. Live your life to bring Glory to God, not shame or reproach.

The only thing that God is bound to do is the very
thing that He requires of us—to glorify Himself.
~J. I. Packer~

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Let Jesus fight for you

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And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.
Mark 1:13

To the people of Israel, the wilderness was an eerie place that was inhabited by every hostile animal and beast imaginable, including demons. But here we see Jesus walking into the wilderness, a place you would least expect the Savior of the world to enter. And sure enough, Mark tells us that not only were there wild beasts in the wilderness, but Satan was also there. For forty days, our Lord Jesus confronted every possible hostile thing and temptation in that wilderness--and He emerged victorious.

It should be a great comfort for you to know that when you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you don't have to be afraid--of the wild beasts of the world, of temptation, or of the devil. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind." Knowing that Jesus took your place--not only in the wilderness, but on the cross--should make you so thankful.  You no longer have to try to confront the enemy; Jesus Christ conquered that for you!  Today, whatever you are facing, let Him fight for you, and stand victorious in His strength.

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    Monday, April 04, 2011

    Persecution of the Church by Raul Ries

    “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”
    Matthew 24:9

    Christians have been attacked around the world, and we see the persecution coming to our own country. Issues important to Christians have come under attack, like family and marriage. Next, the church, itself, is going to be attacked. Our tax exempt status and other laws will be attacked.

    Many times, when we read what is going on in the world today, we become na├»ve and say, “Well, that is not really going to affect me.” It is going to affect all of us, believe it or not. It is going to affect jobs; it is going to affect housing; and it is going to affect everything we do in this country. We need to wake up to the real truth, because it is coming.

    As I read and study, I see what the Lord is putting on my heart and the hearts of other pastors who are really in tune with what God is doing, but many in the body of Christ have gone to sleep. Many people are trying to live their normal lives. There is no normal life anymore. You are dreaming—there is no normal life!

    When you read Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13, on the Coming of the Lord, Jesus spoke about deception being a major factor. There are no happy days ahead. People are going to really be tested in their faith, to see where they are spiritually, to see if they really believe and trust in the Lord. We have been so spoiled. We have had it all, but times are changing and Jesus warned us.

    The fire of God can’t be damped out by the
    waters of man’s persecution.
    ~A. W. Tozer~

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