Obviously, there are major differences (drugs, murder—you know, little details like that), but the idea of "being a family" is central to both gang life and God's design for the church.
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I had just listened to a well-known Christian leader address that his publisher had pulled his latest book off the market because they discovered he greatly exaggerated his testimony of being a former Satanist high priest
Leonard Ravenhill's son offers this insight.
The fears that come along with standing alone has the potential to discourage anyone.
"If ever I prematurely leave my heart is at peace and I know I'm going to a better place. I'm of the view I've fulfilled my purpose."
"I have 1,000 good stories with Bill. And I have 10 wounds from him."
The sad thing is that the more we tolerate this sin, the more it tears us apart.
What do we do when we learn the person we trusted as an intermediary for God is actually a predator? What if the faith leader we've admired all our lives turns out to be more a scoundrel than saint?
In this exclusive interview, he also talks President Donald Trump, #MeToo and what the church has forsaken in order to grow.
He's one of the leading voices among Christians today, but he doesn't often give interviews. Until now.Â
Do you see any of these signs in your church?
It's a tricky situation. But you don't have to keep being hurt, controlled or manipulated any longer.
As these last days intensify the spiritual battle, let us predetermine that we will stay faithful.
It is important to note that what she said was true. Satan and demons have some knowledge and will reveal their "secrets" in order to impress and draw people into their destructive web.
Pastors, until you can steward this call and facilitate a white-hot atmosphere of Holy Spirit power, it will be easy for people to be disappointed in your church.
Most presume my book "Covens in the Church: addresses witchcraft, curses and attacks against the church. They are correct, but they misunderstand just what type of witchcraft I'm dealing with until they read the book—and are shocked.
"I cannot tell you how difficult it is to leave pastoral ministry to the people whom I so love. They are wonderful! I will miss them so much."
The real concern with this thinking is the loss of passion for the return of Yeshua.
I had a strange encounter with a false prophetic spirit while preaching my first "revival" meeting at the Assembly of God in Kiowa, Oklahoma, in 1972.
He's one of the leading voices among Christians today, but he doesn't often give interviews. Until now.