Sunday, July 31, 2022

FlashPoint: Superspreader with Sean Feucht, Che Ahn, Eric Metaxes (7/28/22)

 

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Grandpa and grandsons - Walk With Us as we explore the Andrew Jackson State Park in SC

Grandpa and grandsons - Walk With Us as we explore the Andrew Jackson State Park museum in SC

Butterflies are free! - Walk With Me, Steve Martin, and see. Andrew Jackson State Park in SC

Grandpa and grandsons - Walk With Us in the Andrew Jackson State Park, SC

Sounding the shofars - Martin/Peterman homegroup in Charlotte, NC, USA

Sharing personal prophetic word - David Peterman to Laurie Martin at homegroup

Up To Jerusalem - worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, NC, USA

Thank You Lord - worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, NC, USA

Singing in tongues, worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, NC, USA

Heart of Worship - worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Lord God of Abraham, worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Great is the Lord, worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Be Glorified - worship time, Jesus, Martins/Petermans home group, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Home group - Martins/Petermans - sound the shofars! July 29, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

FlashPoint: SAS 2022, ​Charlie Kirk & Special Guests (7/26/22)

 

FlashPoint: SAS 2022, ​Charlie Kirk & Special Guests (7/26/22)

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Israel & Russia TENSIONS RISING as Putin Targets Jewish Organizations | Erik Stakelbeck, Watchman Newscast

 

Israel & Russia TENSIONS RISING as Putin Targets Jewish Organizations | Erik Stakelbeck, Watchman Newscast

Israel Prime Minister Yaier Lapid

July 27, 2022 The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck 472K subscribers

On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down Vladimir Putin’s latest flex on Israel amid already strained relations. Multiple Russian Jewish organizations have received threatening letters from the Russian Justice Ministry regarding their work. How should Israel push back against Moscow’s move to outlaw private agencies from helping Russian Jews immigrate to Israel? Watch now on the Watchman Newscast! #Israel#Russia#TheWatchman

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Steven Curtis Chapman Reflects on Daughter’s Tragic Death, Talks God’s Faithfulness Amid Deep Despair

 

Steven Curtis Chapman/YouTube screenshot

07-24-2022 CBN News, Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire

Fourteen years ago, Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman’s world was turned upside down.

Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, adopted their daughter Maria Sue from China in 2004. Just a few years later, when their daughter was five years old, one of the Chapmans’ sons accidentally struck Maria Sue with an SUV in the driveway, tragically ending her life.

The heartbreaking story shook the Christian music industry and sparked an outpouring of love for the singer-songwriter who had become a fixture in the space.

Chapman, 59, appeared this week on CBN News’ “Quick Start” podcast, where he opened up about what it has been like to grieve such a profound loss with the eyes of the world watching:

https://art19.com/shows/quick-start/episodes/609125ef-dea3-4495-b58b-0b0bb0f82690/embed?theme=dark-blue

From the beginning, Chapman said sharing his story had to be a family decision.

“Because when I’m sharing my story, I’m really sharing my family’s story,” he said. “I’m sharing my wife’s journey alongside me. So it’s been a decision that we’ve made together, but it really has been also just — I feel like it’s part of what the calling [God has placed on my life] has been.”

The “Cinderella” singer-songwriter said he has been most encouraged in his faith by the biblical stories from the Old and New Testaments of people who overcame profound trials, seemingly insurmountable doubts, and unimaginable hardships yet still found solace in the presence of the Lord.

“The story of Peter, you know, walking on the water — it’s not just the story of him, ‘Man, he walked on the water,’” Chapman said. “What I’m encouraged by is the fact that he sank and he took his eyes off Jesus and he freaked out and he feared and Jesus pulled him up and he learned from that process.”

“I’m so glad that God didn’t edit out those vulnerable places in the lives of even His followers in Scripture,” he continued. “In fact, He let some of those most vulnerable failures be written right into the story, and that gives such encouragement to me. … Even as I’ve had this platform and this opportunity, it’s been very important that I stay very honest and that’s really the only thing I have to offer, anyway, is just the honesty through my music and my songs.”

Throughout his career, Chapman added, it has been “important” to be “honest and vulnerable” with his life “so that others can be encouraged by that.”

One of the artist’s newest songs, “Still,” chronicles the ways God has remained faithful despite life’s twists and turns — both the good and the bad.

Chapman came to the realization over the last few years that he still has stories to tell and truths to share through music. One of the first songs born out of that desire, he said, is “Still.”

Looking back over his life of faith, the singer said he “had no way of knowing the mountains were gonna be so high and the valleys were gonna be so deep.”

“I have wrestled, I have rested, I have trusted, I have tested God’s patience,” Chapman said. “It’s been beautiful, it’s been terrible, it’s been wonderful, it’s been more painful, it’s been all of those things, and yet, here’s the bottom line: God has been faithful still and God has good still, even when life has not been.”

“That word ‘still’ just became so special to me and I thought, ‘I really want to write a song by that title and just talk about all those things because God is still faithful,’” he noted.

Our full conversation with Chapman will be available this week on “The Prodigal Stories Podcast.”

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

How to Enter Your Ultimate Calling – Lance Wallnau

 

How to Enter Your Ultimate Calling – Lance Wallnau

July 26, 2022 Lance Wallnau 203K subscribers

How to Enter Your Ultimate Calling We’re talking more about convergence on today’s broadcast from a recent live event. There are stages in life; there’s the sovereign beginning stage, which is important. That’s the stage where you come into planet Earth, and God gave you specific talents, skills, and abilities. You have a unique set of competencies that are hard-wired into you – your talent. Your job is to discover your talent, wrap skill around it so that the anointing can come upon it, and supernaturally energize it so that you stand out uniquely from everybody else. We’ve got a lot to talk about this episode! Spiritual formation, moving in alignment with the assignment God gave you, God’s calling on Joseph, and much more!

Podcast #667: How to Enter Your Ultimate Calling | Don’t miss this! Listen to more episodes of The Lance Wallnau Show at lancewallnau.com/podcast

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Once again, Christian anti-Semitism – Dr. Michael Brown, Jonathan Feldstein, All Israel News

 

Jonathan Feldstein

July 20, 2022 All Israel News (AIN) in Jerusalem, Israel

Authors write about two Christian organizations and their troubling claims of “apartheid” in Israel

Jonathan Feldstein and Dr. Michael Brown | July 18, 2022

Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, general secretary-elect of the World Council of Churches. (Photo: Peter Williams/WCC)

The newly elected leader of the World Council of Churches, a fellowship of 352 churches from more than 120 countries, has been caustic in his references to the Jewish state, comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to “apartheid.”

Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay, former general secretary of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, in 2016 also spoke of the “exclusionary and violent character of the Israeli Zionist project.”

Having Pillay in such a prestigious and influential position as the WCC leadership should raise concerns for Christians from all backgrounds. Has the Church not learned by now that anti-Semitism does not mix well with the teachings of Jesus? And that anti-Zionism often masks an underlying anti-Semitism?

This is all the more true for Pillay, the dean of the University of Pretoria, who really should know better. After all, as a black South African, he understands the true nature of apartheid, and how evil it is. Blacks under South African apartheid had no equal rights, at all.

Such is not remotely the case among Israeli Arabs. They represent 20% of the population and have full legal rights. They are elected and selected as leaders throughout Israeli society at the highest levels, including as members of the government.

The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has two Arab parties, and Arab judges serve throughout the Israeli court system, from the Supreme Court all the way to the local labor courts.

Arab Israelis are represented in the media and are active in healthcare, as well as almost every business sector. They even serve in leadership roles in Israel’s army and security services.

Where is the apartheid?

Sadly, by elevating Pillay to this senior leadership role in the World Council of Churches, the WCC has also elevated his anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.

Pillay could say that he was speaking only of the treatment of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and Judea-Samaria (commonly called the West Bank). But there, too, the charges are false; the Israeli government has sought to find fair and equitable solutions for this population, while the Palestinian Arab leadership has let their own people down consistently. And, even still, charges of “apartheid” do not apply.

Ironically, but not surprisingly, within days of the announcement that Pillay would lead the WCC, the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, of more than 10,000 congregations and communities, voted to declare Israel an apartheid state and to establish a Nakba Remembrance Day. The PCUSA also passed two other resolutions highly critical of Israel at the religious body’s 225th General Assembly.

They declared that “Israel’s laws, policies and practices regarding the Palestinian people fulfill the international legal definition of apartheid,” alleging that Palestinian Arabs are systematically oppressed, with racial domination as the goal.

The PCUSA claims that Arabs living in Israel, Judea and Samaria have “an inferior status” and that Palestinian Arabs are unable to participate in the “political, social, economic and cultural life of their country.”

Disregarding that Israeli law applies to all Israeli citizens – Arabs, Jews and others – and that Palestinian Arabs are governed by the laws of the Palestinian Authority, the PCUSA asserts that Israel oppresses and discriminates against Palestinian Arabs because of the “two sets of laws.”

The Presbyterian organization alleges that “Jewish-only settlements” have stolen Palestinian Arab land and water, and that Palestinians have been denied freedom of residence and movement, having to live in “separate reserves and ghettos.” As ugly as these allegations are, they are inaccurate and exaggerated, as the vast majority of Palestinian Arabs live in and under the autonomous P.A.

Not only is there no basis for allegations of apartheid, but both Pillay and the PCUSA seem to disregard Palestinian Arab delegitimization of Israel’s very right to exist.

And what of the steady stream of attacks against Israeli Jews, often spurred on by the rhetoric of Palestinian leaders? Is there no other side to the story?

Remarkably, despite its extreme biases and, one could argue, heretical beliefs, the PCUSA allegedly wants to use its position to be peacemakers. They state that the church’s amendment, which “recognizes” the existence of Israeli “apartheid against the Palestinian people” “is pursued with the hope it will lead to a peaceful reconciliation for the people of Israel and Palestine similar to that which occurred in South Africa when apartheid was internationally acknowledged.”

So, just as “Christians spoke out in the 1950s against segregation in the United States and later against apartheid in South Africa,” today, “they must again raise their voices and condemn Israel’s discrimination against Palestinians and give a name to the crime against humanity that this discrimination represents, the crime of apartheid.”

“Apartheid?” Really?

One of the elements of anti-Semitism is the holding of Jews to a different standard than others. So, we ask, where are the other PCUSA resolutions decrying actual crimes against humanity, rather than ascribing this hateful allegation only to Israel? 

If it wasn’t enough to misrepresent what apartheid was, or misapplying it to Israel, the PCUSA resolution went even further, evoking the Holocaust.

“After World War II, when the horror of the Nazi Holocaust was revealed, Jews around the world said, ‘never again,’” the church conglomerate stated. “Christians, too, vowed that never again would they be silent if a government passed laws establishing and maintaining the domination by one ethnic group over another ethnic group through systematic separation, oppression and denial of basic human rights. Silence in the face of evil was wrong then, and it is wrong now.”

The term “never again” is being used now against the Jewish people of Israel, who, every day, still fight for their survival?

So, today, it is the Israeli Jews who are the Nazis and the Palestinians who are the innocent Jews. Does the PCUSA have no shame? Is this denomination that tone-deaf to historical and contemporary realities?

There is more.

In order to counter charges that the PCUSA is anti-Semitic, the leaders recommended that the church replace references to anti-Semitism with “anti-Jewish,” asserting that anti-Semitism “encompasses other people groups in addition to our Jewish siblings.”

But, as we all know, the term “anti-Semitism” was coined in reference to Jews alone, not all Semitic peoples (such as the Arabs today, or the Babylonians of old).

There is no ambiguity here at all; but rather than be accused of anti-Semitism (certainly a fair charge), they want to rewrite the dictionary. Seriously? What would Jesus say?

Read more: CHRISTIANS | ANTI SEMITISM | GUEST COLUMN

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Jonathan Feldstein

Jonathan Feldstein was born and educated in the U.S. and immigrated to Israel in 2004. He is married and the father of six. Throughout his life and career, he has become a respected bridge between Jews and Christians and serves as president of the Genesis 123 Foundation. He writes regularly on major Christian websites about Israel and shares experiences of living as an Orthodox Jew in Israel. He is host of the popular Inspiration from Zion podcast. He can be reached at firstpersonisrael@gmail.com.

Dr. Michael Brown

Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of AskDrBrown Ministries and of FIRE School of Ministry, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, The Line of Fire.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.