Terrorist warning

October,27 2010

WARNING ! BEWARE OF TERRORIST GROUPS IN CHURCH.

Latest news reports are that five terrorist cell groups have been  operating in many of our churches. They have been identified as: Bin Sleepin, Bin Arguin, Bin Fightin, Bin Complainin, and Bin Missin.

Their leader, Lucifer Bin Workin, trained these groups to destroy the Body of Christ. The plan is to come into the church disguised as Christians and to work within the church to discourage, disrupt, and destroy.

However, there have been reports of a sixth group. A tiny cell known by the name Bin Prayin is actually the only effective counter-terrorism force in the church. Unlike other terrorist cells, the Bin Prayin team does not blend in with whoever and whatever comes along.

NO CHURCH IS EXEMPT!

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

 

GRACE

June,7 2009

A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001.

His name was Robert Matthews.. These are his words:

A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said ‘amen,’ we both heard a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight.

both very upset, we drove home.

I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my wife’s flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight..

My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. ‘This is not something I can’t just sit by for; I have to do something.’

I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before he got off of the phone, he said, ‘take good care of my grandchild. Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort.

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at my father, and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ, and I never got to say good-bye.

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn’t expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child.

The man looked at me and asked if my father’s name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, ‘I never got the chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.’

He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, ‘there is something else you need to know.’

His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news.

Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves .

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live.

This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control.

We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in control.

Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impact it may have on someone. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever.

Psalm 136:1

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

You say – God says

April,1 2009

You say: ‘It’s impossible’
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)
You say: ‘I’m too tired’
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’
God says: I love you
(John 3:16 & John 3:34 )
You say: ‘I can’t go on’
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: ‘I can’t do it’
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)
You say: ‘I’m not able’
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: ‘It’s not worth it’
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )
You say: ‘I can’t forgive myself’
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: ‘I can’t manage’
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)
You say: ‘I’m afraid’
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)
You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: ‘I feel all alone’
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

God bless you

January,2 2009

 

Rick Warren (REMEMBER HE WROTE ‘PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE)

You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having ‘wealth’ from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, ‘Purpose Driven Life ‘ author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California

 
In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
People ask me, What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body– but not the end of me.

I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act – the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity.

We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn’t going to make sense.

Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you’re just coming out of one, or you’re getting ready to go into another one.

The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort.

God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.

We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that’s not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.
This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.

I used to think that life was hills and valleys – you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don’t believe that anymore.

Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it’s kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life.

No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.

And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.

You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems.

If you focus on your problems, you’re going into self-centeredness,’which is my problem, my issues, my pain.’ But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.

We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her.

It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.
You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.
Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy. It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don’t think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.

So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72

First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit. We made no major purchases.
Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.

Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.

Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.

We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity?

Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God’s purposes (for my life)?

When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don’t get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn’t put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He’s more interested in what I am than what I do.

That’s why we’re called human beings, not human doings.
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.

God’s Blessings on you today.

 

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

November,17 2008

 

When in sorrow, call John 14.
When men fail you, call Psalm 27.
If you want to be fruitfull, call John 15.
When you have sinned, call Psalm 51.
When you worry, call Mathew 6:19-34.
When you are in danger, call Psalm 91.
When God seems far away, call Psalm 139.
When your faith needs stirring, call Hebrews 11.
When you are lonely and fearful, call Psalm 23.
When you grow bitter and critical, call 1 Cor 13.
For Paul’s secret to happiness, call Col 3:12-17.
For idea of Christianity, call 1 Cor 5:15-19.
When you feel down and out, call Romans 8:31-39.
When you want peace and rest, call Matt 11:25-30.
When the world seem bigger than God, call Psalm 90.
When you want Christian assurance, call Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labour or for travel, call Psalms 121
When your prayers grow selfish or narrow, call Psalms 67
For a great invention/opportunity, call Isaiah 55
When you want courage for a task call Joshua 1
How to get along with fellow men, call Romans 12
When you think of investments/returns, call Mark 10
If you are depressed, call Psalms 27
If your pocketbook is empty, call Psalms 37
If you lose confidence in people, call 1 Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind, call John 15
If discouraged about your work, call Psalm 126
If you find the world growing small, and yourself great, call Psalm 19

Emergency numbers may be dialed direct.
No operator assistance is neccesary.
All lines are open to Heaven 24 hours a day!
Feed your faith, and doubt
will starve to death!

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

How long has it been…

October,28 2008

A pastor with Guts

September,30 2008

 

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual  generalities, but this is what they heard:

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and   guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those   who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called  it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called  it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem..

We have abused power and called it   politics.

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. 

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. 

Search  us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today;  cleanse us from every sin and set us free.  

Amen! 

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church,  where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India , Africa and Korea . Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, ‘The Rest of the Story,’and received a larger response to this program than any   other he has ever aired.

With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called ‘one nation under God.’

If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends. ‘If you don’t stand for something, you  will fall for everything.’

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

Rather cleverly done in two parts:

the prayer ( in blue type ) and GOD ( in red type ) in response.
It is very, very good.

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 Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
Yes?

Don’t interrupt me. I’m praying.
But — you called ME!
Called you?
No, I didn’t call you.
I’m praying.

 Our Father who art in Heaven.
There — you did it again!

Did what?
Called ME.
You said,
‘Our Father who art in Heaven’
Well, here I am.
What’s on your mind?
But I didn’t mean anything by it.
I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.
I always say the Lord’s Prayer.
It makes me feel good,
kind of like fulfilling a duty.
Well, all right.
Go on.
 
Okay, Hallowed be thy name .
Hold it right there.
What do you mean by that?
By what?
By ‘Hallowed be thy name’?
It means, it means . . good grief,
I don’t know what it means.
How in the world should I know?
It’s just a part of the prayer.
By the way, what does it mean?
It means honoured, holy, wonderful.
Hey, that makes sense.
I never thought about what ‘hallowed’ meant before.
Thanks.
 Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?
Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of neat if you got control,
of everything down here like you have up there.
We’re kinda in a mess down here you know.
Yes, I know;
but, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church.
That isn’t what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You’ve really got a problem there, you know.
And then there’s the way you spend your money —
all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read?
Now hold on just a minute!
Stop picking on me!
I’m just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!
Excuse ME.
I thought you were praying
for my will to be done.
If that is to happen,
it will have to start with the ones
who are praying for it.
Like you — for example.
Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups.
Now that you mention  it,
I could probably name some others.
So could I.
I haven’t thought about it very much until now,
but I really would like to cut out some of those things.
I would like to, you know, be really free.
Good.
Now we’re getting somewhere.We’ll work together — You and ME.
I’m proud of You.
Look, Lord, if you don’t mind,
I need to finish up here.
This is taking a lot longer than it usually does.
 
Give us this day, our daily bread.
You need to cut out the bread.
You’re overweight as it is.
Hey, wait a minute! What is this?
Here I was doing my religious duty,
and all of a sudden you break in
and remind me of all my hang-ups..
Praying is a dangerous thing.
You just might get what you ask for.
Remember,
you called ME — and here I am.
It’s too late to stop now.
Keep praying.  ( . . pause . . )
Well, go on.
I’m scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you’ll say.
Try ME.
 
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
What about  …   
?
See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she’s told lies about me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money she owes me.
I’ve sworn to get even with her!
But — your prayer —
What about your prayer?
I didn’t — mean it.
Well, at least you’re honest.
But, it’s quite a load carrying around all that bitterness
and resentment isn’t it?
Yes, but I’ll feel better as soon as I get even with her.
Boy, have I got some plans for her.
She’ll wish she had never been born.
No, you won’t feel any better.
You’ll feel worse.
Revenge isn’t sweet.
You know how unhappy you are —
Well, I can change that.
You can? How?
Forgive

Then, I’ll forgive you;
And the hate and the sin,
will be Ann’s problem — not yours.
You will have settled the problem
as far as you are concerned.
Oh, you know, you’re right.
You always are.
And more than I want revenge,
I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right . all right . .
I forgive her.
There now!
Wonderful!
How do you feel?
Hmmmm. Well, not bad..
Not bad at all!
In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don’t think I’ll go to bed uptight tonight.
I haven’t been getting much rest, you know.
Yeah, I know.
But, you’re not through with your prayer are you? Go on.
Oh, all right.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Good! Good! I’ll do that.
Just don’t put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.
What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know.

Okay.
Go ahead. Finish your prayer.
   
 For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever.
Amen.
Do you know what would bring me glory —
What would really make me happy?
No, but I’d like to know.
I want to please you now.
I’ve really made a mess of things.
I want to truly follow you..
I can see now how great that would be.
So, tell me . . .
How do I make you happy?

YOU just did.

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org