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JL's Journal

February 24, 2015

AN UNHOLY WAR

“I know where you live — where Satan has his throne.

Yet you remain true to My Name. You did not renounce your faith in Me …

even where Satan lives.”

(Revelation 2:13)

Dear Ministry Partner,

   Satan has always hated the Church of Jesus Christ. That’s because Jesus loves the Church and calls her His Bride (Isa. 62:5; Eph. 5:25; Rev. 19:7; 21:9; 22:17). So, whatever Jesus loves – the devil hates.   

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February 19, 2015

MINISTERING TO ISIS VICTIMS

“…you stood your ground …in the face of suffering.
Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution
You stood side by side with those who were so treated.
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully
accepted the confiscation of your property,
because you know that you yourselves
had better and lasting possessions.”

(Hebrews 10:32-34)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   I closed my last email with this brief introduction of Ambassador Lewis Lucke:


Ambassador Lewis Lucke.

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February 17, 2015

CHRISTIAN MARTYRS

“And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
because of their testimony for Jesus
and because of the word of God.”

(Revelation 20:4)

Dear Ministry Partners,

   As you know from the news over the past 72 hours, ISIS has carried out their largest mass execution to date by “beheading” 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.  Once again the Obama Administration has veiled this horrific act of ISLAMIC BARBARISM in another half-truth! And any way you interpret or rationalize it, a  “half-truth” is also a “half-lie!” 

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February 10, 2015

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

OR

PRESIDENTIAL HIGH HORSE?
 

   “So how do we, as people of faith, reconcile these realities – the profound good, the strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love that can flow from all of our faiths, operating alongside those who seek to hijack religion for their own murderous ends? 

   And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”  (President Obama, National Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 5, 2015; emphasis mine).

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February 03, 2015

SOWING THROUGH SEWING

“Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 

There he met a Jew named Aquila … with his wife Priscilla …

because he was a tentmaker as they were,

he stayed and worked with them.”

(Acts 18:1-3)

 

Dear Ministry Partners,

   Because of this experience in the life and apostolic ministry of Paul, the term “tentmaking” was coined. Just as “tentmaking” played a vital part in the missionary life of Paul, it has continued to be an essential part of missions ever since. Basically, “tentmaking” is understood as any form of work through which you support yourself. For Paul, it was making tents … working with leather … sewing by hand. And since most tents of the day were made of woven goat hair, Paul would have also been very familiar with weaving. 

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