We are at war! Believers in Jesus Christ are under attack by demonic forces that attempt to get us off track and stop us from accomplishing the purpose and plans God has for our lives. It is imperative that we take the authority that we have in Jesus Christ and fight back! Elizabeth Cobbs, an associate with United in Christ Ministries of Canton, has written The Art of Spiritual Warfare: A Manual, a timely book that explains spiritual warfare and how Believers in Jesus Christ must receive Divine strategies and tactics to defeat Satan when he attacks.
“Our enemy, Satan, can and will subdue Christians who do not acknowledge that they are in a battle or believe fighting is necessary. Therefore, it is not possible for Christians to defeat Satan without engaging in spiritual warfare.
So, how do we know when we are involved in spiritual warfare? There are several ways of knowing, but the most telling signs are when situations in our lives spiral out of control, and we begin to feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated and nothing that we do seems to succeed. In addition, demonic attacks have a tendency to occur especially when we are on the brink of change, whether it is a promotion, a call to ministry or any type of advancement that God has ordained for our lives.Continue reading →
The U.S. Senate is attempting to vote in July on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the healthcare bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act.
There has been much debate among the politicians and media about the particulars of the bill, which this post will not address. There are plenty of media reports on television, radio, and the Internet on the subject in the event that gives updates on the issue.
We are issuing this prayer alert because this proposed measure could leave a many Americans, particularly lower-income Americans, without any health coverage because they will not be able to afford it. In addition, people with pre-existing conditions may also find themselves without coverage.
While the health care bill is expected to save billions of dollars and help reduce the U.S. budget deficit, it is also designed to phase out the expansion of Medicaid which provides health care for those who cannot afford it. Seniors would also pay higher premiumswhile the bill would “repeal or delay” $541 billion in taxes, particularly on higher income Americans and insurers. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Senate bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to the number under current law.
Please pray that unless the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 is fair and equitable to all Americans, that God would intervene and not allow this bill—or anything similar to it—to pass.
In recent years, there has been an interest among Christians about God’s Biblical calendar and how it can be used as a guide for our spiritual growth and development. Seldom, when we are reading the Bible, do we connect biblical events with the months in which they occurred. Nor do we realize that the principles and blessings that God has established in the Bible are also for us today.
United in Christ Ministries of Canton has discovered the importance of these months and has published, God’s Divine Calendar: Understanding the Biblical Months. God Himself established a Biblical calendar for His people to recognize special celebrations and seasons that occur within the year. The months—and the activities in each month—are found in the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
Although Christians are not obligated to observe biblical celebrations or holidays, such as Passover or Pentecost, we can learn how and why their spiritual significance is still important to us today. What’s more, each biblical month points to some aspect of Jesus Christ. God, in His infinite wisdom, has divinely designed these times to glorify His Son, and we can take advantage of the spiritual blessings available to us through Jesus Christ.
We, at United in Christ Ministries of Canton pray that through this book, you will develop a deeper appreciation for the Bible and God’s plan for His people. You will see God’s Hand consistently at work through His biblical calendar which He has established as yet another way to bless His people and magnify His Son, Jesus Christ.
The resurrection of Jesus was God’s seal and act of approval signifying that His death was sufficient. Jesus never resurrected Himself – God raised Him from the dead. God the Father was pleased, and satisfied with His victorious life and death. In raising Him from the dead, God gave testimony that all was satisfactory.
In Acts 1:8, the Lord is not using the word “witness” to refer to someone who gets up and gives a testimony. He is referring to a person (with the power of the Spirit upon him) who is willing to let his life be slain in order that the life of Christ may be lived through him. Subsequently, he becomes a witness or a testimony of the power of God.
Jesus’ disciples were a witness because they operated in the power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead. When did Jesus tell His disciples, “I will pour the Holy Spirit upon you?” It was after His resurrection, for now there was a resurrection quality in the power that was to come upon them. As a result, the disciples always ministered in resurrection power.
Our lives are also a witness of the Holy Spirit’s resurrection power. You might ask, “How can that be?” It is so because the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, now dwells in us! We have access to this power because God dwells in us through His Holy Spirit. As we do the work God has given us to do, He enables us with power that exceeds our comprehension and expectations.
–Adapted from the book, Golden Grain by John Wright Follette. This work is in the public domain and can be viewed at Christian Classics Ethereal Library www.ccel.org.
Revivalist Ryan LeStrange shares the Word that the Lord gave him for the spring time beginning in the month of April. Ryan saw rumbling along with heaven’s quick and suddenlies. In this video, he gives prophetic insight and prays for his listeners. God is shaking things up and moving things in the month of April!
We are posting this video so that you can stay alert and watch and pray so that you will not miss what God is doing on the earth for His people.
Editor’s Note: We found this prayer by Ravi Zacharias to be the most appropriate for these tragic events that have recently occurred. This prayer was posted on his blog on July 8, one day after the death of five Dallas police officers:
As we mourn this week’s tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and now Dallas, it is evident that we need God now more than ever. My prayer on this day of shock and heartbreak:
“God, our heavenly Father, our minds go back to the day when Jesus knelt beside his beloved city and wept, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes” (Luke 19:42)
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Orlando. 50 people were killed and 53 more were wounded. It was the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. This evil must be stopped once and for all.
Families are grieving. People are hurting. Please pray for those hurting and grieving in Orlando. Pray that all will personally know Christ and His comfort.
We think of Psalm 34:18 which says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Click HERE to read more:
The calendar says its Spring and we should be looking forward to green grass, flowers blooming and warmer days; but when you’re in a season of discouragement, a beautiful Spring day can seem like just another day.
Discouragement is defined in the Noah Webster Dictionary as “depriving of courage, depressing confidence or hope.” How many of you have ever been in a season of discouragement? Did it last longer than a season? How many of you will admit that you are in that season right now?Continue reading →