Why I’m Pro-Life

English: March for Life crowd shot of the begi...
English: March for Life crowd shot of the beginning of the march in Washington, D.C. taken January 22, 2009. This year’s weather was 42 degrees and clear, bringing crowds in the tens of thousands, according to the Associated Press and upward of 420,000 (estimated by American Life League’s crowd counters).needed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The March for Life in Washington came and went, and I never got around to posting anything on this blog about Roe vs. Wade.  In a way, I’m glad I waited until things quieted down.In a society like ours that prides itself on free speech, we hear so many voices–pro and con–about this, that, and the other.  What about those who can’t speak for themselves, including but not limited to unborn children?

Years ago, Francis A Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop, MD, wrote a book and produced a video series called “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?”  The book and videos explore the slippery slope from abortion to infanticide to euthanasia.

I’m a retired registered nurse, and I have much to say about abortion because I delivered an aborted baby boy years ago when I working in a hospital in Northern Virginia.  I will explain how this came to be and the effect it had on me in a subsequent post.

Cover of "Whatever Happened to the Human ...
Cover of Whatever Happened to the Human Race?

In the meantime, I’d like to point out that many crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which offer free services, exist in the United States.  They are eager to help women with crisis pregnancies find alternatives to abortion.  They provide maternity clothes, baby clothes, baby furniture, housing, referrals for inexpensive pre-natal care, and more.  I know because I was secretary for a crisis pregnancy center for several years.  One of the most painful aspects of working there was receiving calls from women with post-abortion stress syndrome.  Women who regretted having abortions were among our strongest supporters.

 

 

 

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LATEST – Voice of Evangelism – Perry Stone Ministries

LATEST – Voice of Evangelism – Perry Stone Ministries.

I’m still excited about having seen and heard  Perry Stone preach over the weekend.  I ended up buying several of his materials: “Opening the Gates of Heaven” (book), “The Hebrew Alphabet and the Amazing Prophetic Code” (DVD), “How to Flow in the Gifts of the Spirit” (2-CD album),  “Secrets from Beyond the Grave” (book),  “Fall Fresh on Me” (instrumental music CD by Larry Bean), “Keys to Prayer and Fasting” (CD), and more.

Perry Stone Speaks Out

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Belshazzar’s Feast depicts a vision described in the biblical Book of Daniel. –31&src= Daniel 5:1–31 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am blessed that Perry Stone flew to my state to speak at my church three days in a row:  Friday night through Sunday evening (Jan. 25-27).  During that time, he gave six sermons–each one on a different topic.  I heard four out of the six.

 

Although it snowed Friday night, many Christians braved the weather to hear Perry Stone preach.  Every service was packed. The worship preceding each sermon was dynamic.  (Worship is essential.  According to Psalm 22: 3, God is enthroned on the praises of His people.  Praising God in a group setting creates an atmosphere conducive to preaching, teaching, healing, and miracles.)

 

English: Moses Speaks to Pharaoh, c. 1896-1902...
English: Moses Speaks to Pharaoh, c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902), gouache on board, 7 7/16 x 11 1/4 in. (18.9 x 28.6 cm), at the Jewish Museum, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will only highlight a few points that Perry Stone made in a few of his sermons. His sermons were taped, so I’m sure they will be available on video to the public soon.  He said that the Bible can be summarized by reading the meaning of the names of the  first 10 men listed in Genesis prior to the Flood–beginning with Adam and ending with Methuselah.

 

Stone pointed out that prophets are superior to kings.  The Holy Spirit showed him examples of kings who consulted prophets. (True prophets of God speak the truth–even when it’s bad news.)  Moses told the Pharaoh what was going to happen if he didn’t let the sons of Israel go.  Nebuchadnezzar consulted Daniel about his dreams, including the one in Daniel 4.  Belshazzar consulted Daniel about “the hand writing on the wall.”

 

Question:: Who is the first leader in history to redefine marriage?  Sure, homosexuality has been around since fall of man, but many churches are condoning it, and prophets hesitate to speak out.

Wake up church!.

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Stone: Review of His Sermon on Rahab

 

Rahab and the Emissaries of Joshua
Rahab and the Emissaries of Joshua (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

"Joshua spares Rahab" (Jos 6:25)
“Joshua spares Rahab” (Jos 6:25) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Last night I attended a service in which Perry Stone was speaking.  (If you’re not familiar with Perry Stone, you can learn about him and his ministry at http://www.voe.org)  He gave an outstanding sermon about Rahab, the harlot.  Most Christians are aware that Rahab was the prostitute in Jericho who hid the Hebrew spies when they came to Jericho to survey the city before God destroyed the walls surrounding it.  In return, the sons of Israel spared Rahab and her family when they attacked the inhabitants.  From then on, Rahab followed the God of the Bible.  She is mentioned 7 times in scripture–sometimes by her real name; other times she is called “the prostitute.”

 

Her name is listed in Jesus’ genealogy.  “And to Salmon was born Boaz by Rahab; and to Boaz was born Obed by Ruth; and to Obed, Jesse; and to Jesse was born David the King” (Matthew 1: 5-6 NASB).

 

The sermon was filled with facts, many of which were new to me.  I highly recommend getting a copy of this and other sermons by Perry Stone.  He is a humble man with an anointed ministry.  I believe that copies of this sermon will be available at Voice of Evangelism (VOE) soon.

 

Psalm 91 and Mark 16: 17-18

David Teniers (I) - Miracle of St Paul on the ...
David Teniers (I) – Miracle of St Paul on the Island of Malta – WGA22058 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mark 16: 18 has sparked controversy over the years among Christians and theologians. Some take the verse to the extreme and deliberately test God by picking up snakes in religious services. The other extreme is to dismiss the verse altogether. To put verse 18 into context, you must read the verse before it.

[Jesus is speaking.] “These signs will accompany those who have believed: In My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16: 17-18 NASB).

Malta Island

We find an application of verse 18 in Acts 28: 1-3 and 5-6.   Paul and the survivors of the shipwreck (Acts 27) are on the Island of Malta. In verses 1-3, Luke, the author of Acts, writes “The natives showed us extraordinary kindness; because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and received us all. But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on a fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand.” Then in verses 5-6 we read, “However he [Paul] shook the creature off and suffered no harm. But they [the natives] were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god.”

I have heard that about 95 percent of the New Testament comes from the Old Testament (the Tenahk).  This morning I  opened the Bible to Psalm 91, which speaks of God protecting those who dwell “in the shelter of the most High.”  According to verse 13, “You will tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down.”

Some say that the Old Testament foreshadows the New Testament, and the New Testament explains the Old Testament.  I think that Psalm 91 illuminates Mark 16: 18.

HEAVEN AWAITS THE BRIDE: A Book Review

I read the Kindle version of  HEAVEN AWAITS THE BRIDE while my husband was driving us to Moravian Falls, NC, and back. I had read about  the book on a Moravian Falls Website, which posted Sid Roth’s (“It’s Supernatural“) interview with Anna Rountree.  I figured that the book would put me in the mood for visiting Moravian Falls, an area dedicated to God by the Moravians, a Protestant denomination. It did.

Often I start a book and don’t finish it, but this book was an exception.  I couldn’t put it down.  The book made me examine my own walk with the Lord.  Do I “love God with all [my] heart and with all [my] soul and with all [my] might?”  (Deuteronomy 6: 5, Luke 10: 27).

Despite the elaborate descriptions of Jesus, the heavenly hosts, and the throne of God, Rountree’s statement about loving the Lord above all else moved me the most.  In fact, I would say that the theme of the book boils down to Deuteronomy 6:5.

What does it mean to love the Lord with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might?  I’m not sure but I’m determined to find out.  This life-changing book is revolutioning my relationship with God through His Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus).  The book is “deep” and reads like an allegory; but make no mistake.  Anna Rountree makes it clear that everything she wrote actually happened, and I believe her. Also, she backs up her portrayal of heaven with scripture after scripture.

Before you read HEAVEN AWAITS THE BRIDE, it’s helpful to have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of the Bible.  Thank you, Ms. Rountree for sharing your story.

Numbers 30: Think Before You Speak

Jesus is considered by scholars such as Weber ...
Jesus is considered by scholars such as Weber to be an example of a charismatic religious leader. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This morning I read Numbers 30: 1-16, which teaches that one should not speak rashly, because God will hold him accountable for the vows he makes.  This brought to mind the words of Jesus in Matthew 5: 37.  “Let your statement be ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no.’  To put this in context, Jesus is answering questions about marriage, adultery, and divorce.  Then He refers to vows and oaths in general.

In Matthew 5: 33-37 (NASB), He says, “You have heard that the ancients were told, YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.’  But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.  Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.  But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes” or ‘No, no’; anything beyond that is of evil.”

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  (Matthew 12: 36 KJV)

English: Marriage and divorce rates in the US,...
English: Marriage and divorce rates in the US, 1990-2007. Source: Statistical Abstract, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Moravian Falls, NC

Adapted from Wikipedia's NC county maps by Set...
Adapted from Wikipedia’s NC county maps by Seth Ilys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My husband and I went to Moravian Falls, NC, last week and took these photos.  I’d heard about Moravian Falls on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural.”  Moravian Falls and Old Salem, NC, were settled by the Moravians, a Protestant denomination, in the 1700s.  The Moravians held prayer vigils and dedicated the land to God.64430003_2

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We are not professional photographers by a long shot, and we don’t even own a digital camera.  We used new 35 mm film in our camera.  It rained most of the time that we were in Moravian Falls.

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