PRAYER IS THE ONLY ANSWER

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Americans intercede in prayer in the nations capital, Washington DC, September 26th 2020

On Saturday, September 26, Franklin Graham led the Prayer March 2020 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern starting at the Lincoln Memorial. How many people attended the nearly two-mile march in Washington, D.C.? It was estimated at close to 50,000. 

As well, thousands of churches across the United States will pray for repentance and revival on Sunday, September 27 in response to calls by the leaders of more than 50 churches and ministries to observe Repentance Sunday as the country is going through “division, destruction, and degradation.”

“Inspired by Old Testament calls to sacred assemblies, this special day (September 27) marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in the historic Church calendar,” said the organizers on the event’s website.

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Rev Franklin Graham has said events this year such as the coronavirus pandemic and injustice has caused the US to reach a boiling point. He said: “I think there’s kind of a boiling point here with many people,” he said. “We have seen injustice on our streets and some of our communities. The frustration that people aren’t heard, that people are marginalized. It seems that all of this is boiling at the same time. “Republicans cannot fix it; Democrats cannot fix it. Only God can.” The US evangelist was speaking in an interview ahead of this past weekend’s national prayer march which took place in Washington DC. Thousands of people walked on the National Mall from Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol building, pausing to pray at different landmarks.

He said “America is in trouble, but we do have hope and that hope is in almighty God. “We need to pray now more than we’ve ever done in our life. Our communities are hurting, people are divided and there is fear and uncertainty all around.” Rev Graham said it’s hard to say whether there can be a Great Awakening in the nation because many pastors won’t be vocal with the Biblical view on controversial subjects. “Many in the Church today are comfortable and a lot of pastors don’t want to rock the boat,” he said. However, be believes 2020’s events have caused people to think about their spiritual lives. “I sense there is something moving in our country. I don’t believe that our country is going to be spared from God’s judgment. We are not a Christian nation. We are a secular nation and the secularists are wanting to strip God out of everything,” he said.

TESTIMONY OF A TRANSFORMED LIFE

For me, prison ministry is a no-brainer,” he says. “I’m going to do that until the Lord calls me home. … I want to help the parole board see that people can change. … I want our senators and lawmakers to have a different mentality, and I want the people who are coming home to have the resources they need.

The above quote was made by Jon Kelly the same man who made the following quote

“I was always high every day … always in fights, always getting shot at or shooting at somebody,” Jon Kelly says. “I for sure did not think I would make it past 16.”

Growing up in north Philadelphia with a single mother and a little sister, Jon was the epitome of a disrespectful, troubled teen. He grew up in a rough neighborhood. Multiple schools—including a disciplinary school he says was “like prison, but you get to go home”—couldn’t keep him out of trouble. He dropped out by ninth grade.

Jon began selling crack cocaine when he was only 12 years old, but in his teens, he decided it was more lucrative to rob drug dealers. “I thought it was a good thing,” he says. After all, “I wasn’t bothering law-abiding citizens.”

One night, Jon and his friends went to a drug dealer’s home and robbed him. Things got out of hand, and in the process, one of the group shot and killed their victim.

Jon remembers the day he was arrested. It was a Friday—March 15, 2002—and he had just turned 19 two months before. He was arrested for his role in the murder and brought to jail, but it was overcrowded from the city’s violent crime. The only place with room for Jon was in isolation, or solitary confinement.

A couple of the corrections officers would talk to Jon from time to time. That first week in jail, Jon was so bored he asked if either of the men could bring him something to read. The officers handed him a New Testament. On the cover were the words, “There’s hope for you. Jesus cares.”

“I read God’s Word for the first time,” Jon says, “and I haven’t been the same since.”

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Jon Kelly today

Today, Jon Kelly is the pastor of Chicago West Bible Church, a 2-year-old church he helped start after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute. He is married and has two children.

“It’s been an amazing journey, and I praise God for that,” Jon says.

Only God can change lives like Jon Kelly’s and provide the people and the resources to make use of that life for the benefit of God’s Kingdom.

Only Holy Spirit led lives are both transformed by God to produce the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, kindness and self-control and be available to be used by the Holy Spirit using the gifts of the Spirit – Revelation Gifts – Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge and Discerning of Spirits, Vocal Gifts – Prophecy, Tongues, and interpretations of Tongues, Power Gifts – Faith, Healing and Miracles.

HOUSE CHURCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Global Catalytic Ministries (Transforming Muslims Worldwide Through Jesus Christ) is on the frontlines in Iran leading an explosive movement of Christianity. As I write this email, GCM is leading a movement of house churches over 700 strong and growing all over the Middle East!   It is one of the Church Movements that is making a difference for the Kingdom of God and is worthy of your support.

Actor Jim Caviezel of The Passion of the Christ film has just released a new film called INFIDEL. It’s based on the true story of Christian persecution in Iran.

2% OF MILLENNIALS HOLD A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW

Although 61% of American millennials consider themselves to be Christian, just 2% of them were found to hold a biblical worldview, according to a recent study released by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University.

A biblical worldview, as previously defined by Barna, includes believing that absolute moral truths exist, and that such truth is defined by the Bible, as well as firm belief in six specific religious views. Those views are that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life; God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today; salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned; Satan is real; a Christian has a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with other people; and the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

Considering the American Worldview Inventory 2020 study found that only 6% of American adults, in general, hold a biblical worldview, the fact millennials (18- to 36-year-olds) were at 2% is not surprising. Moreover, it helps to explain the degree of lawlessness erupting across the country.

Even a rudimentary understanding of the foundations of the American republic reminds us that unless the United States maintains spiritual unity under the hand of God, it will not be able to sustain the freedoms that have made the nation unique and desirable. The heart and soul of the nation pursue other gods and beliefs to its detriment as a nation. 

The existing church has not been able to stop the decline that has been evident over the last decade, the war is over and an escalation of persecution of believers is a forgone conclusion. As could be expected, God is raising up His church as described in the Book of Acts. Holy Spirit led leaders such as Francis Chan understood the call of God in this regard. For the past nine years, his family has been in San Francisco, where they started “We Are Church,” which has grown to 25 pastors. No buildings or paid pastors.

Francis is now in Hong Kong reaching out to the unsaved in countries such as Myanmar (Burma) and is seeing God work miracles as he never saw in his church of 5000 in California.

Francis Chan, joined by others in his Crazy Love Ministries, pray on a summer vision trip in Hong Kong.
Francis Chan, joined by others in his Crazy Love Ministries, pray on a summer vision trip in Hong Kong. (Courtesy of Kevin Kim)

CAN WE KNOW GOD IS REAL?

Nabeel Qureshi, ex-Muslim turned Christian apologist, died in 2017 after a year-long battle with stomach cancer. The 34-year-old left behind a wife and two-year-old daughter.

Qureshi published three books, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, and Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward, and No God but One: Allah or Jesus? A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity.

Qureshi made the official announcement of his cancer diagnosis August 2016.

“This is an announcement that I never expected to make, but God in his infinite and sovereign wisdom has chosen me for this refining, and I pray he will be glorified through my body and my spirit. My family and I have received the news that I had advanced stomach cancer and the prognosis is quite grim,” he said in a Facebook post.

Qureshi continued to share the gospel and updates on his treatment through videos on his social media page.

In the last video before his death, he said he hoped he leaves behind a legacy of love.

“As you consider my ministry, I hope it leaves a message of love, of peace, of truth, of caring for one another,” he says. “Our God is a God of love.”

Listen to Nabeel on “Can We Know if God is Real”.

“THE RETURN” GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REPENTANCE

The Return will reach beyond the borders of America and gather all nations for a Global Day of Prayer and Repentance. Do what you can to get people involved in this event. Johnathan Cahn, a Messianic Jewish rabbi believes the United States is in the midst of great shaking where the nation may soon pass the point of no return absent large-scale repentance. I am sure Jonathan’s assessment is correct not only for America but Australia and most Western nations.

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HOW TO BE PART OF THE RETURN

For those who wish to experience this solemn assembly in person, The Return will hold a live event on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday, September 26. There is no charge to attend!

The Return will be available LIVE on https://thereturn.org/live-stream/ starting Friday, September 25th at 6:00pm EST. It will also be shared LIVE on The Return Facebook page and The Return YouTube page. Live experience in ASL at asl.thereturn.org

THE RETURN EVE: FRIDAY NIGHT – NEXT GENERATION
6pm – 9pm
Some of the featured guest: Kevin Jessip, Danny Gokey, Mondo De La Vega, Troy Martinez, Kim Matthews, Mike Lindell, Mark Koch, Gloria Garces,
Henry Becebra, Kyle Martinti, Juan Pinzon, Lily Sironi, Paul Lavelle, General Boykin, Bob Dees, Daniel York, Gordon Klingenshmitt, John and Matt Bona,
Cynthia Dunbar, Jim and Rosemary Garlow, Kevin Sorbo, Marco Leardini, Luis Torres, Nicky Cruz
THE RETURN: SACRED ASSEMBLY – SATURDAY MAIN PROGRAM

  • 9am – 9:44am –
    BEGINNING / USHERING IN THE RETURN – THE TRUMPETS – THE BLESSING – THE SACRED ASSEMBLY
    Some of the featured guests: Jonathan Cahn, Kevin Jessip, Anne Graham Lotz
  • 9:44am – 10:08am –
    REPENTANCE OF THE CHURCH
    Some of the featured guests: Carter Conlon, Tony Perkins, Dr. Foley Beach, Bill Koenig, Dominic Sputo, Michele Bachmann
  • 10:08am – 10:24am –
    REPENTANCE OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS
    Some of the featured guests: Dick Eastman, Marcus Lamb, Pierre Bynum, Mark Gonzales, Pastor Che Ahn
  • 10:24am – 11:02am –
    REPENTANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL
    Some of the featured guests: E.W. Jackson, Gordon Robertson, Doug Small, Stephen Strang, Ray Bentley, Ken Wilde, Dick Simmons, Tom Smith, Bishop
    Harry Jackson
  • 11:02am – 12pm –
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JONATHAN CAHN – MESSAGE TO AMERICA (AND THE WORLD)
    Prophetic/Keynote Message from Jonathan Cahn & worship with Paul Wilbur
  • 12pm – 2:30pm –
    REPENTANCE AND INTERCESSION FOR AMERICA
    Some of the featured guests: Ben Carson, Kevin Jessip, Dr. James Dobson, Dave Kubal, John Blanchard, Rick Curry, Doug Stringer, Angel Núñes,
    Herman Matir, Kevin & Sam Sorbo, Mike Pence, Dan & Valerie Steiner, Allan Parker, Janet Porter, Terry Beatley, Keith Manley, Don Moen, Pat Robertson,
    Judy Ball, Tony Ojoibukun, Umar Mulinde, Rodgar McCalmon, Governor Huckabee, Dave & Mary Robbins, Marlene Tidwell, Sam Brownback, Chief
    Negeil Bigpond, Winston Menzies, Jane Hansen, David Stuckenberg, Congressman Michael Cloud, Judge Vance Day Eric Teitelman, Lea Carawan,
    Alveda King, Jerry Johnson, Mike Lindell, Jonathan Cahn and Prayer for Coming Election
  • 2:30pm – 3:35pm –
    PRAYERS FOR THE NATIONS – Repentance/Petitions
    Some of the featured guests: Special guest, Billy Kim, Jack Van Der Tang, Jill O’Brien, Dr. Oluwassayo Ajiboye, Dr. Satish Kumar, Ricardo Luna, Steve
    Cioccolanti, Bob Fu, Frank Gaffney, Kamal Saleem, Dede Laugensen, Lydia, Blaha, Hormoz Shariat, Chris Mitchell, Gilad Rosinger, Tass Saada, Curt
    Landry, Tom Hess, Grant Berry, Jonathan Cahn
  • 3:35pm – 5:30pm –
    PRAYERS FOR REVIVAL
    Some of the featured guests: Steve Berger, Kevin & Donna Jessip, Marty Goetz, Paul Pickern, Julie True, Jonathan Cahn and the Seven Trumpets – Marty
    Goetz and Blessing – The Multitude of Shofars – The Aaronic Blessing
    5:30pm – 6:00pm – Break with Videos
    THE RETURN PROPHETIC WORSHIP CELEBRATION
    6pm – 9pm
    Some of the featured guests: Don Moen, Pat Boone, Michael Brown, Jonathan Friz, Grant Berry, Robert Mawire, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Demaree, Rick
    Scarborough, Jason Hershey, Kent & Candy Christmas, Dr. Harrison, Donnell & Stephanie Vigers, Blackwoods, Gloria Elliott, Brian Sanders, Steve
    Khoury, Lily Sironi, Ruben and Gloria Arroyo, Terry & Barbi Franklin, Cindy Jacobs, Frank Amedia, John Kilpatrick, Kevin Jessip

A THIRD TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT BUT BY WHOM AND WHERE?

Most Christians think they know who builds the third temple in Jerusalem. But what if it’s not Israel, what are the implications if it’s someone else? Will the Antichrist build the third temple? Could the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant and the location of the original temples be involved? How might the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant be related to the Abomination of Desolation in the temple? Find all these answers by watching this video by Nelson Walters. What I like about Nelson is he knows he does not have all the answers and that as we search the Scriptures God continues to give us new revelation just as he did with the OT prophets. He will prompt you to search the Scriptures yourself and it is amazing that when you do, the Holy Spirit will give you fresh revelation which strengthens your faith and resolve to be an overcomer.

‘Explosion of the Miraculous’: Thousands Hit the Streets in FL Where Souls Were ‘Running to Get Saved’

Huge crowds of Christians and people hungry for the gospel gathered in several cities across Florida over the past few days to stand together and proclaim the name of Jesus.

The “Let Us Worship” tour led by praise leader Sean Feucht came to Lake Eola Park in Orlando on Saturday. Despite the rainy weather, thousands of worshippers poured their hearts out as they sang, danced, and repented of their sins.

“Last night drug addicts and prostitutes off the streets were running to the altar to get saved!! The harder it rained, the more God kept pouring His Spirit out!!” Feucht wrote on Instagram. Go to the website seanfeucht to be inspired.

DENOMINATIONAL CHURCHES IN DECLINE

The German bishops’ conference has announced that a record number of people are leaving the Catholic Church, with some 272,771 exiting the faith community during 2019.  That number indicates 56,000 more compared to the 216,000 who left in 2018. The previous record number occurred in 2014, with 218,000 deciding to leave the communion.  The chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georg Batzing of Limburg, lamented the figures and noted that a large drop in baptism and wedding ceremonies demonstrated the “erosion of a personal attachment to the Church.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, left, and Georg Baetzing, right, Bishop of Limburg and new President of the German Bishops’ Conference

The loss of members did not occur exclusively within the Catholic Church with the German Protestant Church (EKD) experiencing a similar decline, losing 270,000 people in 2019, which is an increase of 22 percent on the previous year. 

In Germany, the decline of half a million people in one year confirms what Jesus told His disciples would happen in the last days before He returns to rule and reign with a rod of iron. Jesus said there would be a great falling away in the church.

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE FOR DESIGN IN UNIVERSE

Eberlin’s book demonstrates that the currently available scientific knowledge increasingly points to the existence of a supreme being who carefully planned the universe and life. This breakthrough will revolutionize science in the years to come.

Two Nobel prize winners are happy to recommend Eberlin’s book to those interested in the chemistry of life. They state the author is well established in the field of chemistry and presents the current interest in biology in the context of chemistry. An interesting study of the part played by foresight in biology.
1. Sir John B. Gurdon, PhD, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2012), Co-Founder of The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.
2. Brian David Josephson, PhD, Nobel Prize in Physics (1973),
Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Cambridge

This book provides masterful information about teleology, an exciting and prominent scientific field that provides irrefutable evidence of foresight in nature. The arguments raised in the book are convincingly supported by incontestable and previously published experimental data, much of it gathered from prestigious scientific journals. Dr. Marcos Eberlin brilliantly makes use of his expertise, achieved in more than twenty five years applying mass spectrometry in assorted areas such as biochemistry, biology, and fundamental chemistry to outline a convincing case that will captivate even the more skeptical readers.