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Shocking documentation of one of the worst “invasions” of false spirits that the church has ever seen. Proof that she has been invaded by counterfeit spirits on a worldwide scale. Please share it with your friends.
Leaders and movements involved:
prophetic, apostolic, todd bentley, lakeland revival, rick joyner, morningstar, toronto blessing, new mystics, john crowder, ihop, mike bickle, patricia king, false revival, the river, bob jones, john paul jackson, sid roth, chuck pierce, bill johnson, randy clark, peter wagner, dutch sheets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X1HC-3s3uI

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Francesca Battistelli ~~ Motion of Mercy w/ Lyrics

I was poor I was weak
I was the definition of the spiritually
Bankrupt condition
So in need of help
Hungry and thirsty
When You rushed to my side
So unworthy
Still You gave yourself away…
(Chorus)
That’s the motion of mercy
Changing the way and the why we are
That’s the motion of mercy
Moving my heart
Now I’m filled by a love
That calls me to action
I was empty before now I’m drawn to compassion
And to give myself away
(Chorus)
Living for the lost
Loving ‘til it hurts
No matter what the cost
Like You loved me first
That’s the motion of mercy
God give me strength to give something for nothing
I wanna be a glimpse of the Kingdom that’s coming soon

L.T. G.This just goes to show that even Francesca Battistelli is in “bankrupt condition” and that just like every single person out there, we all need His love, because he is worth it!

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Alistair Begg: My times are in Your hands (1) Biola University

Biola Chapel from April 22, 2013 – “One of the distinguishing marks of a Christian, of a Christian worldview is to be found in the way in which  he or she views the passing of time and the ordering of the events of life.”

Psalm 31: 

A Psalm of Complaint and of Praise.

1In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed;
In Your righteousness deliver me.
2 Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be to me a rock of strength,
A stronghold to save me.
3 For You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
4 You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.

I hate those who regard vain idols,
But I trust in the Lord.
7 I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness,
Because You have seen my affliction;
You have known the troubles of my soul,
8 And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy;
You have set my feet in a large place.

9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow
And my years with sighing;
My strength has failed because of my iniquity,
And my body has wasted away.
11 Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach,
Especially to my neighbors,
And an object of dread to my acquaintances;
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a broken vessel.
13 For I have heard the slander of many,
Terror is on every side;
While they took counsel together against me,
They schemed to take away my life.

14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord,
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in Your hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

Alistair Begg:

Gauguin, the post impressionist painter, painted large and very graphic pictures, particularly of women from the islands. He led a dissolute life, although brought up as a Roman Catholic and catechized, and he was not known for writing on his paintings, apart from signing them. But, on one of his most famous paintings, depicting the journey of man form birth to the grave, he wrote on the top corner, he wrote 3 questions: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Unfortunately, he had no answer for those questions. He died in his fifties, as a result, really, of a life that was lived in excess, without finding answers to those questions.

In contrast, the catechism, the Heidelberg (corrupted a little), asks the question: What is our only hope in life and death? And it provides an answer: That we are not our own, but belong, body and soul, both in life and death to God and to our Savior, Jesus Christ. You see, one of the distinguishing marks of a Christian, of a Christian worldview is to be found in the way in which  he or she views the passing of time and the ordering of the events of life. To think Christianly is to have a radical shift in the way in which we view all of these issues and to be able to affirm, “My times, o God is in your hands,” is a Christian thing to do. And so, I want to say just 3 things on the strength of that this morning

Alistair Begg: Never Forgotten – Biola University Chapel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I39OdPpI2RU

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PASSION WEEK EVENTS CHART – Follow by day, and by hour, with the Bible verse references

These are wonderful charts that you can print our, or save on your computer and follow the events of Passion Week. If you click on each of the 3 pictures, it will take you to the full size image. Josh Byers is a very resourceful and talented individual who comes up with all kinds of maps and charts based on Biblical passages. You can learn more and see more at http://joshbyers.com

CLICK on Letter Size Light to go to site – CLICK again on photo to ENLARGE

FROM rodi -http://rodiagnusdei.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/passion-week-events-chart-follow-by-day-and-by-hour-with-the-bible-verse-references/

PASSION WEEK INFOGRAFIC

March 1, 2013

This week’s infographic, The Passion Week, is a chronological timeline of the major events that happened during Jesus’ last week before he died and rose again.

Each event is cross-referenced with the gospel(s) it is found in. I have also included major location changes as well as the relative possible timing of the Last Supper, Trial and Crucifixion.

This graphic is not officially part of Project 66 – just a bonus.

As always the infographic is available for free in two formats though I’ve added a light version to the letter format this time.

Purchase High Res PDFs & Source Files

The-Passion-Week-Poster

http://joshbyers.com/2013/03/the-passion-week-infographic/

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Focus on the Family - Colorado Springs, CO

Focus on the Family

Religious Organization

  • Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry that helps build thriving marriages that reflect God’s design, and equips parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

    In this Best of 2012 Broadcast, Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith talks prayer, family, faith and music: http://bit.ly/TWKi3j

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LUKE 2:10

Frost-bitten, cold to the bone, back-breaking work and lonely as hell. The life of a shepherd was not to be envied. It was a thankless task – people looked down their noses at you. Poorly paid because it required minimal intelligence and even less personal hygiene. Looking after sheep was for the stupid. Stinking like a farmyard won you no friends. Yet God chooses to be born in the stench of a cattle-shed. And the angels choose to bypass the universities and theological colleges and churches to announce their good news to the lonely forgotten figures on a hillside. God is down-to-earth in more ways than one. The text tells us God is with us, whoever we are. Today God isn’t in the tinsel and the trappings. He is with the frost-bitten, cold homeless on the streets. He is with the lonely pensioner in her flat. He is with the drunk on the park bench. He is near the addict with the dark pipe. He is in the midst of all of us, but wherever there is a forgotten figure on a spiritual ‘hillside’, God’s heart is particularly there. And this Christmas we could be His messenger of good news. The pair of gloves we buy for the homeless guy tells him God is with us. The visit to the lone pensioner tells her God is with us. Joy to the world. Emmanuel. God is with us. What now? Pray that those around you would notice the difference in the way you enjoy Christmas, and how you celebrate God-with-us. Does the way you treat it show that it’s about Him, not you?

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The Design and Complexity of the Cell

by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.

The majority of scientifically trained biologists and geneticists are taught that the apparent design that is observed in cells is the result of only random chemical and energy processes operating over eons of time. Such a belief system prompts their thinking to rest on purely natural logic, producing materialistic conclusions—and often ignoring or marginalizing the implications of careful engineering and design.

There are, however, multiple thousands of scientists who accept the Bible’s message that there is a Creator who planned the creation, designed the intricate engineering efficiencies into that creation, and then built the product: our planet and its wonderfully unique life and functions. That belief system not only fits empirically with what is observed (design, precise function, operational efficiencies, etc.), but provides insight that enables creation-based scientists to grasp the significance of the information more readily—without having to invent a supposed eons-long story for the development of what is actually observed.

Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins and his contributing colleagues have provided an excellent resource that documents and helps explain the intricate processes of cells, and gives keen insight for “clearly seeing” the obvious hand of the Creator in the “things that are made” (Romans 1:20).


Click here for more information about Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins and contributing authors.

Primary Author

Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins

Research Associate

Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins earned a master’s degree in Plant Science in 1990 from the University of Idaho, where he performed research in plant hormones. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Clemson University in 1996. While at Clemson, he worked as a research technician in a plant breeding/genetics program, with a research focus in the area of quantitative and physiological genetics in soybean. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked at a genomics institute and became a faculty member in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson. He had become a Christian as an undergraduate at Washington State University in 1982, with a goal to eventually work as a scientist and author in the creation science field. In 2009, Dr. Tomkins joined the Institute for Creation Research as Research Associate. He is the primary author of The Design and Complexity of the Cell.


 Contributing Authors

Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson

Deputy Director for Life Sciences

 Contribution:

  • Chapter 9: The Biology of Stem Cells

  • Chapter 10: Processes and Implications of Stem Cell Research

For more information about Dr. Jeanson, click here.


Dr. Brad Forlow

 Contribution:

  • Appendix 2: The Development of Pharmaceutical Therapeutics

Dr. Randy Guliuzza

National Representative

 Contribution:

  • Life’s Indispensable Microscopic Machines

  • Life-Giving Blood

  • Human Reproduction

  • Immune Systems, The Body’s Security Force

  • Darwinian Medicine: A Prescription for Failure

For more information about Dr. Guliuzza, click here.


Brian Thomas

Science Writer

 Contribution:

  • Have Scientists Created a Synthetic Cell?

  • Where Did Flesh-eating Bacteria Come From?

  • Brain’s Complexity “Is Beyond Anything Imagined”

  • The Mysteries of Stunning Soft Tissue Fossil Finds

For more information about Mr. Thomas, click here.


Frank Sherwin

Research Associate, Senior Lecturer, and Science Writer

 Contribution:

  • Cells: Sophisticated and God-Designed

For more information about Mr. Sherwin, click here.

Click here to read the Foreword by Dr. Henry Morris III.

Foreword

The functions within the cells of our bodies are foundational to our existence. Understanding these functions has made the environment and the processes of our lifestyles healthier, more enjoyable, and more productive. All of humanity has benefited from the life sciences and the scientists who have dedicated their considerable skills to uncovering the functions and processes of the multifaceted variety of cells.

Although scientists have discovered, documented, and developed wonderful insights about the complex information, precise sequential processes, and unique interwoven controls within cells, there is a huge chasm among scientists when they try to understand how these highly efficient processes got started in the first place.

The majority of scientifically trained biologists and geneticists are taught that the apparent design that is observed in cells is the result of only random chemical and energy processes operating over eons of time. Such a belief system prompts their thinking to rest on purely natural logic, producing materialistic conclusions— and often ignoring or marginalizing the implications of careful engineering and design.

There are, however, multiple thousands of scientists who accept the Bible’s message that there is a Creator who planned the creation, designed the intricate engineering efficiencies into that creation, and then built the product: our planet and its wonderfully unique life and functions. That belief system not only fits empirically with what is observed (design, precise function, operational efficiencies, etc.), but provides insight that enables creation-based scientists to grasp the significance of the information more readily—without having to invent a supposed eons-long story for the development of what is actually observed. Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins and his contributing colleagues have provided an excellent resource that will document and help explain the intricate processes of cells and give some keen insight for “clearly seeing” the obvious hand of the Creator in the “things that are made” (Romans 1:20).

Each chapter is written for technical accuracy. Most high school biology students will find the information similar to what is in their textbooks—but more carefully explained regarding the clear presence of design. Interspersed throughout the book are short articles that will provide specific examples of the cellular functions as they impact system operation. These examples will provide observable applications of how these marvelous processes insure that the purpose of each design is fulfilled.

At the end of each chapter is an information summary that will reinforce the science discussed and outline the design characteristics easily identified by the discoveries.

This book is designed as a scientific resource and ready reference, as well as an apologetic tool to use as a witness of the omnipotent and omniscient Creator and Savior. Our prayer at the Institute for Creation Research is that you will find both of these purposes fulfilled in your life.

Henry M. Morris III
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Creation Research

Click here to see the Table of Contents.

Table of Contents

Page
Contributors 7
Foreword 9
Introduction 10
Chapter 1 Dogma and Science Surrounding Cell Origins 13
Abiogenesis 13
The Evolutionary Problem of the Cell 17
Have Scientists Created Artificial Life? 18
Summary 19
Application: Have Scientists Created a Synthetic Cell? 20
Chapter 2 A Basic Description of Cells and Cell Types 23
A Basic Definition of Cells 23
Two Basic Cell Types in Biology 25
Prokaryotic Cell Characteristics 27
Development of a Model System for Cell Biology 30
E. coli: The Prokaryotic Model for Evolution 30
The Role of Cells in Biological Creation 31
Summary 33
Application: Life’s Indispensable Microscopic Machines 34
Chapter 3 Eukaryotic Cells and Multicellularity 37
The Highly Engineered Eukaryotic Nucleus and Mitochondria 38
Mitochondria: The Evolutionary Model of Symbiosis Is Unsupported 40
Plant Cell Chloroplasts 41
Additional Eukaryotic Cell Characteristics 42
Summary 45
Application: Life-Giving Blood 46
Chapter 4 Genes and Proteins 49
DNA: The Cell’s Genetic Blueprint 49
Making a Protein 50
A Masterpiece of Design and Purpose 53
Summary 54
Application: Where Did Flesh-Eating Bacteria Come From? 55
Chapter 5 Cell Division and DNA Replication: How Life Is Engineered to Perpetuate 57
Cell Division: The Basic Biological Process Required for Life 57
Mitosis 59
Meiosis 60
Summary 64
Application: Brain’s Complexity “Is Beyond Anything Imagined” 65
Chapter 6 Cell Signaling: The Miracle of the Biological Network 67
Cell Surface Receptors 67
Neurons 69
Summary 71
Application: Human Reproduction 72
Chapter 7 The Cytoskeleton and the Extracellular Matrix: How Biology Achieves Shape, Form, and Movement 75
Actin Filaments and Microtubules 75
Junctions between Cells 77
The Extracellular Matrix 79
Summary 80
Application: The Mysteries of Stunning Soft Tissue Fossil Finds 81
Chapter 8 Cells in Creation, Sin, and Redemption 83
Plants 83
Photosynthesis and Respiration 84
Water, Air, and Land Creatures 85
Consequences of the Curse 86
Summary 87
Application: Immune Systems, the Body’s Security Force 88
Chapter 9 The Biology of Stem Cells 91
The Biology of Adult Stem Cells 91
Cellular Mechanisms of Self-Renewal and Differentiation 93
Molecular Mechanisms of Self-Renewal and Differentiation 94
The Biology of Embryonic Stem Cells 95
How Embryonic Stem Cells Work: Mechanisms of ESC Self-Renewal and Differentiation 95
The Origins of Human Cellular Diversity: The Fact of Creation and the Insufficiency of Evolution 96
Summary 97
Application: Darwinian Medicine: A Prescription for Failure 98
Chapter 10 Processes and Implications of Stem Cell Research 101
Reprogramming and Cloning 103
Stem Cells and Medicine: Cell Therapy 105
Stem Cell Ethics 106
Conclusion 109
Summary 110
Application: Cells: Sophisticated and God-Designed 111
Appendix 1 Biology and the Bible 113
Appendix 2

 

117
Therapeutic Intervention 117
Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery and Development 118
Pharmacological Inhibition 123
Conclusion 124
Glossary 125
Credits 128
Index 129

This beautiful, full-color book in hardcover is only $19.99 (plus shipping and handling). Click here to order your copy today!

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