revival

WAKEUP CALL TO RESPONSIBILITY

(May 2, 2017) Charles Schwab shares from his heart…

Last month the bad news from Singapore travelled quickly over the internethttp://www.charismanews.com/world/64407-megachurch-pastor-kong-hee-heads-to-prison.

In brief, a pastor and four of his church co-workers began gaol sentences on April 21 for illegal financial activities, following on from being convicted in 2015.  A fifth co-worker, who also received a jail sentence, is awaiting a Court of Appeals decision before his sentence will commence.

I’m referring to media reports of Kong Hee, who was the pastor of a megachurch in Singapore – City Harvest Church. Hee and five of his leaders were sentenced to imprisonment for the illegal misuse of around 50 million Singapore dollars. Their revised sentencing is for about half the time originally specified as a consequence of an appeals process.

A wakeup call
I must state that there was no joy in hearing that report – Kong Hee, the other leaders and the shaken City Harvest Church in Singapore need the prayers of caring people. (more…)

THEBUZZ (June 22, 2016)

GLEANINGS:

  • UK – Sir Cliff cleared!
  • WEST VIRGINIA – Coal Country revival.
  • LAKE FOREST  – Divorced Christians and sexual morals.
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SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UK
Cliff Richard, has been cleared of sex assault claims

Dan Wooding 2015Dan Wooding reports good news…

British Christian pop singer, Sir Cliff Richard, has been cleared of sex assault allegations after the Crown Prosecution Service announced it would bring no charges following a two-year police inquiry.

A controversial investigation
According to the Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk), the singer will face no further action following the controversial South Yorkshire Police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.

Prosecutors announced on Thursday (June 16) morning that there was ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute’ the veteran entertainer after the police investigation that cost an estimated £800,000 [about $1.5 million USD). (more…)

RESPONDING TO PENTECOST

Murray Capill

Murray Capill, author and Reformed Theology College’s principal, challenges…

There are three ways we can respond to the central themes of the narrative in Acts and especially its focus on the Holy Spirit.

1. Seeking repetitions

One way is to continually seek repetitions of the day of Pentecost. Charismatics and Pentecostals treat the events of that day as normative and so they look for spectacular signs as manifestations of the Spirit today and for the baptism of the Spirit as an experience subsequent to conversion. (more…)

REVIVAL, BAPTISMS, MIRACULOUS PROTECTION AMONG MARINES IN IRAQI INVASION

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis, seasoned ASSIST senior correspondent, brings a great testimony:

Navy Chaplain Carey Cash’s unit lost the first man in the US invasion of Iraq known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. They also fought the most pivotal battle in the collapse of Baghdad. Through it all, God proved himself mighty in battle, sending angelic protection during the most intense fighting of the war.

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