Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lance Wallnau on The Eric Metaxas Show

Lance Wallnau on The Eric Metaxas Show

Published on Mar 11, 2019

Lance Wallnau points out President Trump’s similarity to the biblical Cyrus, a Persian king who gave the decree to rebuild Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity.
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lila Rose (Live Action) on The Sean Hannity Show discussing new abortion law in New York

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Jan. 31, 2019
I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this.
Last night, Live Action President Lila Rose was on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss New York’s new law allowing the lethal injection of preborn children through all nine months of pregnancy.
Their radical agenda isn’t isolated to New York - abortion advocates and their political allies are pushing this in statehouses all over the country.
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Steve and friends, make sure you stay tuned to your inbox - the fight to stop the abortion lobby’s extremism is just getting started.
Thank you for your loyal support of Live Action and for all you do to defend vulnerable preborn children.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

10 Reasons We Keep Seeing Established Churches Failing - JOSEPH MATTERA CHARISMA NEWS

Many churches refuse to reach beyond the culture and predominant ethnic makeup of their congregation. (Pexels)

10 Reasons We Keep Seeing Established Churches Failing

Where I live, dozens of large old church buildings that used to hold thriving congregations strewn along a major avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Some have been torn down and developed, while others are supported by social programs and/or rentals from other congregations. As I ponder this, I have come to the conclusion that there are 10 primary reasons established churches eventually fail.
1. They are not intergenerational.
Many of the churches in my community were at one time ethnic churches that have failed to pass down their faith to their children. When we first moved into this community we noticed that the average age of the believers in these churches was probably over 60 years of age. Consequently, there are many large congregations populated primarily with older people, and the concern of this article is whether these churches will exist in two decades.
2. They refuse to adapt to the changing demographics.
Many churches refuse to reach beyond the culture and predominant ethnic makeup of their congregation. It is the job of the lead pastor and elders to continually analyze the changing demographics of their community so they can stay ahead of the curve. I once warned a group of ethnic pastors that they would not have a church in 10 years if they did not adopt their strategies to the rapid gentrification taking place in their community. In other words, in order to reach certain people groups, a church has to focus on developed leaders representing that group and eventually give them a prominent role in decision-making and public ministry.
3. They use old methodologies.
The outreach strategies and methods of ministry in some churches are the same today as they were 40 years ago. The way we do evangelism, dress, speak and relate to our congregation has to be relevant without compromising the gospel. In the same way we are called to exegete Scripture, we are called to exegete our communities if we are going to continue to thrive.
4. They lost the zeal of its founding members.
Many established churches start with great passion and vision in their founding and move to merely consolidating, maintaining and administrating their vision in the next generation. Every mainline Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox denomination was in its beginning a thriving apostolic movement (read the book of Acts along with church history). It is the challenge of every established church to generationally pass on the torch of its original vision and zeal so that their love for Christ doesn't dissipate. Established churches that lose their vision and zeal eventually go from power to programs, revival to routines and community transformation to perpetuating mere church traditions.
5. They fail in their succession plan.
Truly, there is no success without a successor. Established churches that pick the wrong lead pastor to succeed the original apostolic visionary risk losing everything they built. Succession is tricky and often messy and hard to map out since every local church has a different culture, context and community. This is why succession planning needs to be done with much prayer, fasting and inside and outside consultation along with checks and balances. In most cases (there are always exceptions), the best successor is a spiritual son of the congregation who already has within them the DNA and vision of the house.
6. The core leaders lost their oneness.
Satan's No. 1 plan to thwart the vision of a local church is to sow seeds of discord, disunity and division in the ranks of the elders and leaders of a congregation. Churches that fail to maintain biblical oneness among their key leadership will have a rocky road ahead due to the intense spiritual warfare and complexities every church has to navigate through. Only a strong, unified core team will continue to move forward and perpetuate the church's vision. Leaders have to keep first things first and learn to overlook petty differences for the sake of kingdom advancement.
7. They succumb to the values of secular culture.
Many established denominational and independent churches in the past several hundred years have gradually gone down the slippery slope of secular accommodation. In order to be relevant and/or to be accepted by the surrounding community, whole church movements and denominations have accepted cultural norms that are antithetical to biblical values and ethics. When churches allow culture to inform their ethics and values instead of Scripture, they lose their distinction from the world and begin to decline. All historic Protestant denominations that have embraced liberal theological constructs are rapidly losing members and dying off.
The only churches that are continuing to grow worldwide are evangelical churches that are biblically based. Jesus said that if the salt has lost its saltiness, it is good for nothing but to be trampled under the feet of men (see Matt. 5:13). Churches that cease to reflect His light fail to be salty and risk being closed down by none other than the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 2:5).
8. There is no provision for a lack of vision.
Proverbs 29:18 teaches us that without a vision, the people become discouraged (or perish depending on your translation). When there is no longer any compelling vision in an established church, there will not be enough volunteers motivated to serve in the ministry (read Ps. 110:3) and the finances will rapidly drop. Truly, God only gives provision for that which reflects His Vision.
9. There was no long-term financial solution.
If at all possible, established churches that own their building should attempt to utilize their facilities in ways that can help financially support their ministry. Whether it is developing their property or renting space to another entity, if at all possible, creating an income stream enables a church to function even when their tithes and offerings drop (sometimes because of the weather, or other times because of a crisis in leadership or a church split). Creating a long-term financial base is a wise move to compensate for the vicissitudes of the life of a church.
10. They lost their prophetic edge.
Established churches who fail to maintain consistent corporate prayer and fasting eventually lose their prophetic edge and operate according to fleshly wisdom. This results in them missing divine opportunities, kairos moments and presumptuously making decisions that result in a loss of momentum, key people and kingdom advancement. When lead pastors, elders and core members are too busy to spend quality time seeking God together, they will miss what the Spirit is saying to the church (Rev. 2:7) and are on the road to failure.
My prayer is that every church planted by God will last for generations and be effective until Jesus returns for His bride.
Joseph Mattera is an internationally known author, futurist, interpreter of culture and activist/theologian whose mission is to influence leaders who influence nations. He leads several organizations, including The United States Coalition of Apostolic Leaders ( He also has a blog on Charisma magazine called "The Pulse." To order one of his books or to subscribe to his weekly newsletter go
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tourism to Israel Reaches Highest Number Since Country's Inception - Israel Ministry of Tourism

June 2017 Newsletter
The Israeli Ministry of Tourism revealed that 349,000 tourists visited Israel in the month of April -- the highest amount of visiting tourists since the inception of the state in 1948.
The figure marks a 40 percent increase from 2015. Since January 2017, the state has earned a record NIS 6 billion in revenue from tourism (some $1,700,000,000.00)
The Israeli Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin praised the achievement and said that the progress was due to the ministry's shift in policy and a calculated effort to bring more tourism to Israel.

“When there is clear policy, we see results," said Levin,

"Every month, we are witnessing exceptional statistics that illustrate the progress we are spearheading in the tourism industry and its tremendous contribution to the Israeli economy and workforce.

This important and exciting milestone is part of a positive trend that has been taking place over the last half year or more. I hope and believe that, with hard work, we will continue to reap the benefits of this investment.”
Israel Tourism "Wine Ambassador" 
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Israeli wine-maker and sommelier Roni Saslove was recently featured at "Israel's Pioneering Female Winemaker" for a feature on

The feature story comes on the heels of Saslove's 10-city North American tour to promote Israel's wine region on behalf of The Israel Ministry of Tourism.  Local media, industry experts, and influencers were invited to hear Saslove's engaging seminar while sampling world-class Israeli wines.
The Tel Aviv-based viticulturalist made stops in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, and San Francisco to share her expertise on Israel's burgeoning evolution of Israel's wine region.

Wine Spectator Magazine featured wines of Israel for their cover of their October 2016 issue, as Israel continues to receive worldwide acclaim for its culinary and wine offerings.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Third US Jewish Cemetery Vandalized - CBN News

Vandalism at Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia
Vandalism at Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia
Third US Jewish Cemetery Vandalized
CBN News 03-03-2017
JERUSALEM, Israel – Vandals knocked over at least a dozen headstones, defacing some, in a Jewish cemetery in Rochester, New York, the third such incident in less than two weeks.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for an investigation by the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force, working with federal and local authorities.
Meanwhile, the president of the Britton Road Association, the nonprofit management company that oversees the Vaad Hakotel Cemetery, also called the Stone Road Cemetery, said there's no proof the incident was either a hate crime or an anti-Semitic attack.
"I don't want to label it a hate crime. I don't think there's any proof of that. I don't want to label it anti-Semitism. I don't think there's any proof of that," company President Michael Phillips said, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported.
According to the report, police were holding off investigating the vandalism until notification by the cemetery.
Two weeks ago, more than 150 graves in a Jewish cemetery outside of St. Louis were toppled and broken. Less than a week later, a similar attack knocked down more than 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.
On Thursday, hundreds responded to a rally organized by a local Jewish federation in Philadelphia "to restore a sense of security and peace to our community."
In the past month, Jewish day schools, community centers and synagogues have been targeted by more than 180 bomb threats.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

World-Renowned Cantors Gather in New York for Benefit Concert - Tsivya Fox BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS

World-Renowned Cantors Gather in New York for Benefit Concert

“And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Shaul, that Shaul said: ‘Is this thy voice, my son David?’ And Shaul lifted up his voice, and wept.” I Samuel 24:16 (The Israel Bible™)
On Sunday, November 6th, American Friends of Meir Panimin collaboration with world-renowned cantors and influential community synagogues in northern Long Island, New York, hosted a benefit concert to raise urgently needed funds to help disadvantaged children in Israel.
The event, called “Voices for Children in Need”, was attended by 500 enthusiastic participants who were inspired by both the performances as well as the outstanding work of Meir Panim.  
The benefit concert took place at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York. It was Chaired by Beth Sholom’s Cantor Ofer Barnoy, along with Honorary Chair Rabbi Myron Fenster and Vice Chairs Allison and Martin E. Levine.
The event honored and paid tribute to Mrs. Lee Steinberg,  long-time friend of Meir Panim, with the Spirit of Humanity Award. As Meir Panim’s most devoted and beloved friend, Mrs. Steinberg’s unwavering generosity, inspiring leadership, and everlasting dedication to global philanthropy, the State of Israel and enrichment of its citizens’ lives truly reflect the spirit of humanity of the Jewish people. Among the extensive help which Mrs. Steinberg has provided to Meir Panim, she is credited with establishing the free restaurant-style soup kitchen in Israel’s northern city of Tiberias.