LIVING ETERNAL NOW

Living eternal now is only possible through prayer. Do you realise “prayer is life’s greatest joy, highest privilege and most powerful venture.” Nothing can compare to it. This gem was extracted from the “Love to Pray” course by Dr Paul Cedar.

God wants to use you to do great things but it is only possible through prayer.

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:11

David understood the truth, go to the Psalms for abundant wisdom.

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.Psalms 16:7-9

We were created to be in fellowship with God and we get a glimpse of that with Adam and Eve walking with God in the Garden of Eden before The Fall. Jesus sacrifice for us made it possible for the Father to send the Holy Spirit (third person of the Trinity) to indwell all believers and thus renew our fellowship with God the Father. We need to acknowledge the fact Jesus made it possible for us to pray to our Heavenly Father and we do so by saying “in Jesus name we pray.”

Hopefully, you will come as David did to realise that prayer is the talking part of a love relationship with God. Sadly, many see it as a spiritual discipline, something I need to do to get right with God.

What does God do for those who relate to Him in love? David said it well when he said, “in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

I hope you do not mind me giving a plug for my book here:

Contents: Chapter 1: Why, Living Eternal Now – Ready for Jesus Return, Chapter 2: Existence of God, Chapter 3: Evidence for Creation & Genesis as History, Chapter 4: Evidence for an Inerrant Bible, Chapter 5: Testimonies of PhD Scientists, Chapter 6: Powerful Testimonies of People (from all walks of life) Living Eternal Now, Chapter 7: Holy Spirit’s Role in Living Eternal Now, Chapter 8: Role of Prayer in Living Eternal Now, Chapter 9: Discerning the Times.

One of the good things about the book is you can choose any chapter/topic of interest and start there. Each chapter is independent from the rest of the book.

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GOSPEL IS SIMPLE, SANCTIFICATION IS MORE COMPLICATED

ICCC Word of the week. This article was written by Peter Michell. For more helpful teaching material, please check out the Transformed Working Life videos, study guide, and booklets. These materials are available free of charge at www.transformedworkinglife.net

The gospel is very simple – believe, put your trust in, the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. Your eternal destiny will be secured as your spirit is born again and becomes filled with the Holy Spirit. It’s simple, straightforward, and easy to understand – we have become new creations with God Himself as our Father.

On a more complicated note, Paul said this to the Thessalonians, Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.’  1 Thess. 5:23-24 

Here is the promise that the Lord will sanctify us (set us apart) Himself. But we still experience all sorts of problems from inside ourselves and from outside influences.  How do we live through these things victoriously?  Is the problem me? Is the problem someone else? Is the problem the world we live in? Is the problem from our enemy? How am I to deal with every situation?

Complexity can rule the day with lots of ‘what if’ questions.  Simplicity has the answer every time – take it to the Lord in prayer!  Business problem? – take it the Lord. Relationship problem? – take it to the Lord. Money problem? – take it to the Lord. Problem understanding something? – take it to the Lord. Any type of problem? – take it to the Lord. We are all invited

‘Come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’  Hebrews 4:16.

Why are we invited to the throne of grace? – so that the Lord can deal with our request! Coming to Him shows our trust and expectation that He will hear us. Why would God answer and help us? Simply out of love. He created man for a love relationship with Himself. He knows our struggles in life on earth and has and will provide all we need through His grace and mercy. He can deal with the most complicated issues of life and work.

Right now, as the world reels from one thing to another, we need, and will continue to need, His intervening help – and He will gladly give it.  The walk of faith will not be taken away from believers.

Nevertheless, there is a ‘learning curve.’  Like any aspect of life, we have to learn. This is why we are urged to study to show ourselves approved. (2 Timothy 2:15)  There is the need to rightly divide the word of truth –  that is to understand the new covenant we have been brought into by Jesus’s blood sacrifice, and not to get caught up trying to keep the old covenant because righteousness does not come through the law.

So, let’s enjoy the simplicity of coming to Jesus with our needs, and invite the Holy Spirit to increase us in all aspects of truth to deal with the complexities of life. 

As many of my followers know, I am on the Board of ICCC Australia so am familiar with their excellent training materials available for free on http://www.transformedworkinglife.net.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS CHRISTIANS FOR OUR CITIES AND NATIONS

Christians are under attack as never before. Now, those who believe in the biblical definition of marriage and just two genders created by God are being labelled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and, schools.

Intercessors can change the atmosphere in their cities through prayer, worship, and a corporate spiritual authority far greater than any demonic threat or attack.  The posture of our hearts and the words from our mouths determine the atmosphere in a place.  The power of our praises and our prayers can shift atmospheres in a room, a building, a neighbourhood, and even an entire city.

We are still to see what God’s response will be to the prayers of the thousands of saints that gathered to pray in Washington just prior to the election.

Thousands pray in Washington September 25th and 26th 2020

 In the early Church, unity was so strong that Scriptures speak of a “great grace” that was released in the city.  This grace opened the door to miracles, signs, and wonders, and salvations on a daily basis (see Acts 4:32-34).  Earlier in this same chapter, it speaks of their daily fellowship and breaking of bread.  Because of these things, God’s grace empowered them to do far beyond what they could have done in the natural.

This should be our desire as we come together as watchmen in prayer over our cities and nation.  We can pray in such agreement with heaven that the atmosphere over the city begins to be permeated with the grace and favour of the Lord.  Our spiritual adversary will continually find ways to spread fear, chaos, turmoil, and hopelessness over the land.  It is our responsibility to displace those demonic spirits by keeping our corporate prayer altars ablaze. 

We must use our authority in Christ to displace rulers in high places and declare the work of the cross and the power of Christ’s resurrection.  Let’s agree together to speak life instead of death, order instead of chaos, and faith instead of fear.

PRAYER AND FASTING

Terry and Barbi Franklin are seeing the results of prayer and fasting in God’s church. God is doing something new in the USA. Also, I am not sure what it is, but God is about to bring something good out of the recent election. I sense we are in for a surprise as God exposes both deception and corruption. For Christians, it will be obvious that God did it and He will get the glory He deserves.

In the video below Terry and Barbi Franklin tell us about what they see happening in Tennessee. Revival is breaking out among churches in Rogersville Tn. Through a statewide effort, 1,000 churches are participating in a call for prayer and fasting. It has now exploded into revival services controlled by the Holy Spirit across the region.

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.

Prayer March 2020 Crowd Size

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 now a secular nation and the secularists are wanting to strip God out of everything,” he said.

“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

JOIN THE CALL TO PRAYER

Join the global call for prayer and repentance.

In Australia, the Aboriginal Christian Elders of Australia, led by Ps Peter Walker, will lead Australia’s churches in a National Solemn Assembly. If you click on Ps Peter Walker you can hear his powerful testimony from alcoholic to Aboriginal Christian elder.

We are in the last days prior to Jesus’ return. Already, fulfilled Bible prophecies make that clear, starting back in 1948 with Israel being re-established as a nation and ever since in the Middle east, wars and rumours of wars. Make sure you are part of this important and maybe last significant prayer effort to see God change your nation.

A LONE VOICE AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

In recent years, the Democratic Party has only become increasingly supportive of abortion. In the 1990s, under then-President Bill Clinton, the Democrats sought to ensure abortion was “safe, legal, and rare.” It has since, though, been rebranded as a “reproductive right” to be celebrated and shouted.

Hence it was to be applauded that at the close of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, a prominent progressive Catholic priest mentioned the sanctity of life during a prayer in which he asked God to “open our hearts to those most in need.”

Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest, delivered the following prayer:

“Loving God, open our hearts to those most in need,” he prayed. “The unemployed parent worried about feeding his or her children; the woman who is underpaid, harassed, or abused; the black man or woman who fear for their lives; the immigrant at the border, longing for safety. The homeless person looking for a meal; the LGBT teen who is bullied; the unborn child in the womb; the inmate on death row. Help us to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome, Amen.”

Democratic National Convention via AP
Democratic National Convention

In October 2019, it should be noted, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a professed Catholic, was denied communion at a South Carolina church over his support of access to abortion. Biden has also reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment.

Explaining why he denied Biden communion, Father Robert Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence said the sacrament “signifies we are one with God, each other, and the church.” “Our actions should reflect that,” he continued. “Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of church teaching.”

He went on to note he would keep the former vice president “in my prayers.” And we should pray, that the prayer offered up by James Martin laid Holy Spirit conviction on many of the Democrats present at the Democratic National Convention.

DANIEL 9 – END TIMES PROPHECIES

Maranatha Movement is about encouraging and challenging us to live out our lives as Christ calls us to live in these last days. We need to live lives that will bring great reward throughout eternity.

Daniel 9 has two sections 1. 70 years Babylonian captivity which is coming to an end and 2. 70 weeks – future events. Dalton explains how significant Daniel 9 is to understanding Biblical eschatology (end times prophecies), the events that are unfolding in our day. Daniel was living at the end of the Babylonian captivity and we are living at the time of the start of the 70 weeks – prophesied future events. Dalton will challenge you about how you are living your life now in relation to the events that are unfolding in our time. Are you going to be a shining star and earn eternal rewards? I hope I have given you sufficient that you want to spend time with Dalton in Daniel 9.