Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"When God Calls, Go!" Ché Ahn - The Elijah List

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October 31, 2018

"When God Calls, Go!"
Ché Ahn, Pasadena, CA

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve ShultzWe have received numerous prophetic words about a time for birthing, a time to start new ministries, a time to replant to different locations and more...

If you can relate to this, you will want to read this empowering word from Pastor Che Ahn in which he shares some insights on what it means to GO!

Che Ahn says:
When God calls, go! The destiny He has planned for you is far greater than you may have ever imagined. I encourage you today to listen for His voice—I can assure you, He is speaking!

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"When God Calls, Go!"
Ché Ahn, Pasadena, CA


As we grow in knowing God, we grow in knowing His voice. Redeemed and covered by the Blood of Jesus, we have the gift of entering into the presence of our Creator who is faithful to speak to us, whether that be through the "still, small voice" (1 Kings 19:12) in our hearts, through Scripture, through a vision, or through other people He puts in our lives.

The question is: When we hear God's voice, will we obey?

Obedience can be challenging, especially to our flesh and to our earthly way of thinking, but it always brings a blessing. Through the example of "the father of our faith," Abraham (Romans 4:16), and through my own story of being called to the nations of China and India, I want to encourage you to pursue the presence of God, listen for His voice, and obey His leading.

When God calls you into something new, He will be with you every step of the way. He will fulfill His promises to you, and He will bless you abundantly!

Radical Call, Radical Obedience

"Now the Lord said to Abram, 'Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran." (Genesis 12:1-4)

When God called Abram to leave his home country to an unknown land, he had every reason not to go: Abram was settled in his home country with wealth and property; he was surrounded by family, and he was seventy-five years old, seemingly too old to make a major move much less start a new life.

But God made Abram this promise: "I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing." Abram may have been settled, but he had no sons or daughters, no one to receive his inheritance and carry on his legacy. But God promised him he would become a "great nation," and that from Abram—later "Abraham"—many would come, and that his name would be known.

So Abram went and faced numerous challenges along the way. He and his wife Sarai entered Egypt, facing hardship and trial there. They tried many years to conceive, unsuccessfully. They faced separation from their family. It would be many years before he would see the fulfillment of God's promise to him, but Abram remained obedient and faithful. In Genesis 15:6 it says, "Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness."

Abram didn't need to understand how the promise would be fulfilled, but he believed that it would be.

In the end, Abram received the land, the son, and the generations of offspring promised to him.

"And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore." (Hebrews 11:12)

A Vision in the Sky

Not long after I became a Christian, in 1973, I felt the call of God to go to the nations. As a junior at the University of Maryland, I saw a cloud formation in the sky of a world map—but China and India were twice the size of every other continent. I asked the Lord in that moment what the vision meant, and He told me that I would impact every continent for His name's sake, but especially Asia.

My immediate interpretation was that I would drop out of college to become a missionary, but God had different plans. I didn't know how this promise would come to pass in my life, but decades later I am experiencing the fulfillment of God's call for me to "Go" in a way that has exceeded even my wildest hopes and expectations. Through Harvest International Ministry (HIM), I am able to make an impact by raising up leaders and building the Church across the nations, in particular China and India, to an extent I never would have been able to do in my own strength.

GO!

When God calls, go! The destiny He has planned for you is far greater than you may have ever imagined. I encourage you today to listen for His voice—I can assure you, He is speaking! Spend some time in His presence, meditate on His Word, and declare His promises over your life. When He speaks to you, move forward with His guidance. God may not be calling you to something that seems "safe," but His calling always comes with grace to walk it out, provision for the vision, and incredible blessing.

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Ché Ahn
HRock Church


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Ché Ahn and his wife, Sue, are the Founding Pastors of HRock Church in Pasadena, California. Ché serves as the Founder and President of Harvest International Ministry (HIM) and the International Chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). With a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, he has played a key role in many strategic outreaches on local, national and international levels. He has written more than a dozen books and travels extensively throughout the world, bringing apostolic insight with an impartation of renewal, healing and evangelism.

Is It Trump's Fault That We Are a Nation of Haters? - J. LEE GRADY CHARISMA MAGAZINE

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Last Saturday at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, a man armed with an assault rifle and three handguns interrupted the worship service shouting, "All Jews must die!" He then killed 11 people, including a 97-year-old woman, Rose Mallinger. Her family fully expected her to live to be 100.
Before the first funeral of the Tree of Life victims had been performed, media pundits were blaming President Trump for the shooting—saying his caustic tone and hateful tweets have fueled today's climate of violence. They did the same the week before, when a 56-year-old former male stripper named Cesar Sayoc was arrested in Florida. He was accused of mailing a dozen crude pipe bombs to various critics of Trump.
So let's pose the question: Is our president guilty of throwing gasoline on this fire? Is he the reason there's so much hate in America these days?
I'll admit I often cringe when I see President Trump's insensitive tweets. But if I'm objective (and objectivity is something we lack these days in the media), I have to admit there is plenty of hate being thrown around on both sides of today's nasty political feud. Consider this summary of the past year and a half:
  • Just hours after President Trump was sworn in as president, the singer Madonna told a crowd at the Women's March on Washington: "Yes I'm angry. Yes I'm enraged. Yes I have thought a lot about blowing up the White House." She then spewed so much profanity that CNN had to stop airing her speech. Something shifted that day. America's Era of Hate officially began.
  • In June of last year, a crazed gunman from Illinois, James Hodgkinson, began shooting at Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in suburban Washington, D.C.—seriously wounding Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Investigators searched Hodgkinson's online history and found that he was militantly opposed to President Trump and Republicans in general.
  • Meanwhile, President Trump kept up with his insensitive tweets and comments. He used choice words such as "clowns," "dummy dope," "lightweight" and "low class slob" to describe his political enemies. He called Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky a "spoiled brat" and Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses." Then he described California congresswoman Maxine Waters as "an extraordinarily low IQ person."
  • Maxine Waters fired back last June. In a speech to supporters, she urged them to attack and harass members of Trump's administration. She was caught on video saying: "If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, in a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them." Fellow Democrats chastised her for encouraging mob violence.
  • More celebrities jumped into the fray. In June of this year actor Robert De Niro went as low as possible when he launched a profanity-laced tirade at the Tony Awards in New York. "It's no longer, 'Down with Trump,'" De Niro declared. "It's [Expletive] Trump.'" The crowd cheered. The hate reached a boiling point.
  • Earlier this month, Democrats were surprised when former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told CNN that there is no longer room for civility in politics. "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for," Clinton said, noting that "civility can start again" when Democrats win the midterm elections.
  • Even President Obama's former attorney general, Eric Holder, shocked his colleagues by striking an uncivil tone. On Oct. 7 during an event in Georgia, he said he could no longer abide by the rules suggested by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who famously said of her enemies: "When they go low, we go high." Holder said: "No, no. When they go low, we kick 'em. That's what the new Democratic Party is about."
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There's no question that President Trump has poured fuel on this fire. But there's also no question that both Democrats and Republicans have taken hate to a new level in today's political war. It's no wonder that mentally unstable people are mailing bombs and shooting up synagogues. The hate is contagious. Our air is toxic from all the verbal venom that has been released into the atmosphere.
I've prayed about what my response should be in this Era of Hate. The Lord took me back to the scene when the prophet Isaiah saw the Lord's glory in the temple. Isaiah said: "Woe is me, for I am undone because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts" (Isa. 6:5).
When Isaiah had his encounter with God, he didn't point a finger and blame anyone else for the ugliness around him. He knew he was part of the problem. He was convicted about his own words. He took responsibility for his own attitudes.
Ask yourself: Are you pouring the fuel of hate on the fire that is raging in our country? Are you an agent of division, or a minister of reconciliation? Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
I can't stop President Trump from tweeting. I can't stop mobs from forming. I can't convince politicians, newscasters or late-night talk-show hosts from spewing their hateful sarcasm. But I can control my own tongue, and I can keep a lid on my own anger. And I can show a nation of haters that the love of Jesus is the higher way. I hope you will do the same.
J. Lee Grady was editor of Charisma for 11 years before he launched into full-time ministry in 2010. Today he directs The Mordecai Project, a Christian charitable organization that is taking the healing of Jesus to women and girls who suffer abuse and cultural oppression. Author of several books including 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, he has just released his newest book, Set My Heart on Fire, from Charisma House. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeeGrady or go to his website, themordecaiproject.org.
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Restoration of Relationships (Part 1 of 2) - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Restoration of Relationships (Part 1 of 2)
Now Think On This
Steve Martin


“God grabbed me. God's Spirit took me up and sat me down in the middle of an open plain strewn with bones. He led me around and among them — a lot of bones! There were bones all over the plain — dry bones, bleached by the sun. He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Master God, only you know that." He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones: 'Dry bones, listen to the Message of God!'"

God, the Master, told the dry bones, "Watch this: I'm bringing the breath of life to you and you'll come to life. I'll attach sinews to you, put meat on your bones, cover you with skin, and breathe life into you. You'll come alive and you'll realize that I am God!" (Ezekiel 37:1-6, THE MESSAGE)

Yeshiva students in Hurve Synagogue
First of all, students of the Bible, including the men who attend yeshiva (Torah school) in Israel and beyond, know that these prophetic words, declared by the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel around the 9th century B.C. (Before Christ) were telling of the return of the scattered Jews long before the first return from Babylon and the second return beginning in 1948. They had been scattered from Judea and Samaria back then during the time of the kings of Israel, would return once, and then be scattered again, but all over the world this second time.

Dry bones - Gustave Dore' painting
In 70 A.D. (Anno Domini – “In the year of our Lord”) the Almighty God of Israel again had the Jews dispersed (known as the Diaspora), using the vicious, destructive hand of the Romans. Of course, He foreknew of His Chosen Ones return. This second time of return is what we are seeing right before our eyes, in our lifetime, as Ezekiel’s prophecy is being fulfilled. The Jews, from all the nations, are being brought back. This is amazing, prophetically demonstrating the God of Israel’s glory and power, and bringing fulfillment of His promise made to the Jews.

In that 20th century year of Israel’s rebirth as a nation (though having actually begun 3000 years ago with King David establishing the Jewish capital of Jerusalem), David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s Independence for the state/nation of Israel on May 14, 1948.

It had long been a dream of the European Jew Theodore Herzl, to see the restoration of a Jewish homeland. Decades after his death in Europe, he is now honored in the Land, with his bones resting on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem. For he pressed long and hard for the Jews to have a land once again for their homeland. We all know now that that dream was fulfilled in the Land of Israel, Eretz Yisrael (Hebrew). This is long regarded as historical truth - Israel is for the Jews as their Promised Land.  

The bleached, completely dried bones so prophesied are coming back together. The Jews are making aliyah (the immigration of Jews from the Diaspora to the Land) by returning to Israel by the thousands, and soon to be millions.

Which brings me to this next major inspiration. As it is with Israel, being first in the natural, with dry bones coming back together, so it is being for the Body of Christ (believing Jews and Gentiles together, the olive tree and grafted-in branches, the One New Man), now seeing restoration in the spiritual.

“However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 15:46,
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The Jews have returned to their homeland.
As we watch the ongoing, unfolding prophetic fulfillment of the Jewish dry bones coming back together in Israel, at the same time are seeing the restoration of Christians in bonding fellowship and unity, as our formerly “dry bones of the scattered Church of Jesus Christ” are starting to come back together, as it was in the days of the early church.

My good wife Laurie and I can give a practical life testimony of this coming back together ourselves. Four years ago as of this writing in 2018, we left a good body of believers, Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, under the leadership of Dr. Peter Wyns and Pastors Jesse and Elizabeth Enns. We were “dispersed” (of our own making), wandering around as if Jews ourselves, going from church to church. (As for “Jewishness” - maybe we are and don’t know it, as truly many are finding out of their Jewish ancestry and DNA in these days!)

Fort Mill, SC. Pastors Peter Wyns, Jesse & Liz Enns
After both Laurie and I, independently of each other, heard the Holy Spirit speak to us of the “return” to Antioch, we once again are back in full relationship, joint to joint, walking arm and arm, being planted in committed bonds of love with these, our friends and co-workers in the Lord’s Body. (And as of October 1, 2018, I was joined to the church staff team!)

Maybe you or some of your family members have been “out there”, just wandering around, or even quitting altogether, from being in life-giving joints. Your dry bones have become pretty dry.

If I was a betting man (thank God I am not), I would give all I have to see you and the so many others come back, get joined once again, and experience the joy of His restoration of relationships. He will breathe life back into your bones!

The Good Lord knows we all need Him and each other in these end times!  

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Now think on this,
  
Steve Martin
Founder/President
Love For His People, Inc.



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Now Think On This #361 - in the year of our Lord 10.31.18 – “Restoration of Relationships (Part I)”, Wednesday, 9:00 am


Every tear. Every heartache. Every wrong committed against you. He was there. He still is.


Every tear. Every heartache. 
Every wrong committed against you. 
He was there. He still is.

The times when you felt alone, and no one was there to comfort you. Please remember that Jesus was there for you.

Remember when it was dark in your bedroom at night, as you lay trying to be really quiet, but hearing sounds kept you awake, making you a bit frightened. Jesus was there.

If you experienced sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of a "loved one" - someone in your home that was supposed to be the one caring for you, nurturing you, raising you the right way. But hurt you badly. You were not alone. Jesus was there.

Lost in the woods. Lost in the parking lot. Left alone in the huge store, scared that your parents had left you. You know what? Jesus was there.

You didn't know it then. You may not believe it now. But it is true, and He wants to reveal Himself to you. 

Jesus is the One you really long for. Jesus is the One who can really comfort you, wrap His big arms around you. Let you know that He will always be with you and never forsake you.

Many times we don't sense His presence, or hear His voice, but you can be certain, deep in your troubled heart, that you are really, sincerely, absolutely, certainly loved.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Jesus loves you. Ask Him now to show you that He is real. He will.




Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC. USA
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