D-Day 70th Anniversary Prayer Storm

FRENCH COAST DEAD AHEAD

Helmeted Yankee soldiers crouch, tightly packed, behind the bulwarks of a Coast Guard landing barge in the historic sweep across the English Channel to the shores of Normandy.

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, Calif., June 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — On Friday, June 6, 2014, many of “His people, called by His name” in over 30 nations will be part of a “Prayer Storm” to “scale the cliffs and attack evil” — in their lives and in their nations — in the same way that thousands of brave men took the cliffs of Normandy in WWII.

As these prayer intercessors pray, fast, and sincerely repent, we believe Almighty God will “hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Repentance means to choose to come away from the flesh and the world’s ways to take up His Way of Purity. It also opens heaven for God to go into battle on our behalf and begin to restore the Godly roots of our nations.

Those with spiritual discernment see that we are facing a spiritual battle against evil in our nations today every bit as real as WWII. Moral depravity, apostasy, and other anti-Christian attacks reflect the creeping human secularist agenda that seeks to remove the gift of Liberty that Jesus’ blood gave to all humanity.

This June 6 is a momentous day both nationally and spiritually as it is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Since that day of God’s favor, we have allowed evil to creep back into our lives and in our nations. The weapons of our warfare this time are prayer, fasting and repentance. Our weapons “are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4).

D-Day was an allied attack involving twelve nations. 70 years later we are now in unity through the Holy Spirit in many more nations. All Christians across denominations and boundaries are encouraged to set aside time on June 6 in their individual prayer closet, or together with others, as part of a “prayer storm” to pray, fast and sincerely repent.

The power of just ONE person’s repentance is seen in the Book of Daniel. Daniel humbly confessed his sins and his nation’s sins, sincerely repenting. God granted the request of this ONE righteous intercessor and brought Israel out evil’s bondage because he humbly stood in the gap for his people.

The Movement in Concert Live Blog

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They are closing out with altar call. Thanks folks and good night!

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With all the technology and acess avail to us, we still struggle with one simple question; “Does God love us.”

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“Your countenance will trump your words.”

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The crowd is in stitches as Pastor Jeff shares stories of fatherhood as a representation of how we see God.

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“God is the lense in which you look through everything. Sin is the filter that skews your vision.”

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His message is called being “Naked and Afraid”

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He talks about walking in your gift and meeting God in His greatness.

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Hitting 2Cor 4 with Pastor Jeff Countryman.

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Jadah Queen hit the stage with a powerful poem.

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Jason Queen of ROCK STEADY Dance Ministries hit the stage before introducing the performers.

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What was formally the movement has hit the stage.

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Looking forward to tonight’s festivities.

New Open Doors USA Program Connects Students to Persecuted Christians

 

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SANTA ANA, Calif., March 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ – The new Open Doors USA college and youth program called “Open Doors Fortify” is off to a fast start.

“We are excited about what God has done through this new outreach to students,” says Open Doors USA College & Youth Director Kate Yates. “There is such enthusiasm among the students I have met in the last few months. They have a passion to reach out to persecuted believers in prayer and in other tangible ways. It has been a joy to interact with them.”

At a recent youth event in Nashville, a total of over 300 students committed to pray and advocate for persecuted Christians, who are the most oppressed faith group in the world. Students can link arms and hearts with suffering Christians through two new programs – United in Christ and Change for Change.

United in Christ offers the opportunity to encourage Christians in war-torn Iraq through the use of social media. Young people are urged to record a video message of hope and prayers for believers in Iraq, which is ranked No. 4 on the Open Doors 2014 World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians. The messages are posted on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube with the hashtag #UIC2014. Open Doors facilitates distributing the posts to the proper places.

“Christians face severe persecution and violence in Iraq,” says Yates. “Though there were more than 1.5 million Christians living there in 2003, Open Doors now estimates that only 330,000 believers remain. The United in Christ outreach program sends a message of hope to Christians, especially young Christians, in Iraq.”

An Open Doors field worker says: “It’s heart warming that so many young people are praying for Iraq. We can’t wait to show persecuted Christians the videos so they can see they are not forgotten by their fellow followers of Jesus.”

To watch the videos from around the world, go to www.uic2014.org.

The Change for Change campaign asks students across America to give up something they value or usually purchase for one month and donate the money to help support persecuted Christians in the nearly 60 countries where Open Doors works.  Students can sacrifice coffee, soft drinks, snacks or hobbies for a week and contribute that money toward the ministry of Open Doors. Supporters then can send a check with the funds saved to: Open Doors USA, 1956-J University Blvd. S #255, Mobile, AL 36609.

Formerly Yates was intellectual property manager for Open Doors International. She has a Master of Arts degree in Christian education from Talbot Theological Seminary (CA) and more than 10 years’ experience in youth ministry. She has traveled throughout Africa, the Middle East and Europe to meet and encourage persecuted believers.

Church Planting Goes Out of the Box with Planterpal

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 4, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — What does a church on Sunday morning have to do with Ebay?  Hopefully plenty, says Kevin Hester, an SBC church planter at The Shore Church in St. Joseph, Michigan.  His vision is not to see church attenders shopping online auctions during the sermon, but for the church to collect items from around their homes and bring them in on March 9 to be given to a church planter. The planter will use online auctions such as Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist in order to sell the items and use the money as support for themselves and their family or for their church plant.

For sixteen years, Kevin has used Ebay off and on, to help supplement his own income. Kevin knows, the financial battles that church planters face, especially in Michigan. Michigan is hurting economically and these economic difficulties are affecting planters here. While some church plants may receive support, many are still struggling to make ends meet.  They seek support from established churches but those churches are often unable to help or are already giving elsewhere.  Kevin believes Ebay Sunday offers the perfect opportunity for churches to get involved in church planting, without affecting their budget or the other giving they have already committed to. The best part is how easy it is. A church will simply choose a planter, collect items, and then make arrangements to get their items to the planter.

Ebay Sunday will kick-off on March 9, 2014 (also Spring Forward Sunday,) as we near Spring and we are thinking about planting, but any church can host an Ebay Sunday anytime and as often as they wish to help support and encourage a planter.   Kevin’s sponsoring church, Monroe Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, Michigan loved the idea of Ebay Sunday and will be collecting items, loading them up in a U-haul, and driving them across the state.

Kevin’s desire for his plant, The Shore Church, is to become a church planting center and with other planters already moving his way, The Shore can use all the support and items they can get. Kevin has also started a website, www.churchplantingoutofthebox.com that explains Ebay Sunday and gives ideas for hosting Ebay Sunday at your church. Kevin’s prayer is that churches across America don’t just “Watch” this opportunity but they decide to “Buy It Now!”