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The Real Pandemic- The Whine Flu

According to Wikipedia, "A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide... Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic and the 2009 flu pandemic." These pandemics are serious and cause much harm to those whom become infected. But there is a more serious pandemic that affects our lives even when it isn't flu season. It can harm you regardless of how healthy your human body may be. Right now, Swine Flu is all the rage! Throughout history though, the most potent and destructive pandemic has been, "the whine flu!" It cannot be treated with drugs, it cannot be overcome by simply eating healthy or exercising. The only way to fight it is with faith.

How do you know if you have the whine flu? Here are some tell tale signs:
-Fever, you're still red-hot ove…

Supernatural- Week 4

This past weekend we finished a great series that we adapted from Lifechurch.tv called, "Supernatural." I talked about who angels are and what they do in our world. There is so much misinformation in regards to angels and what they do. Well meaning people say lots of silly things that are simply nonsensical from a Biblical perspective. Angels are created spiritual beings that serve the desires and purpose of God. Check out some of the scriptures and thoughts about these important beings that are all around you! To hear this important message in it's entirety you can subscribe to our podcast via iTunes. (Freedom Life Christian Center)

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2

WHO ARE ANGELS?

ANGELS ARE WORSHIPPERS.
"And then, when he presented his honored Son to the world, God said, "Let all the angels of God worship him." Hebrews 1:6 NLT
Then I looked and heard the voice of …

Supernatural- Week 3

Last weekend we celebrated some of the answers to prayer that we have received due to our prayer & fasting emphasis. We also celebrated that fact that 172 people have made decisions to follow Jesus Christ this past year! God is truly doing supernatural things in this house. Whenever God moves, you know that the enemy is at work. Below are the message notes that we adapted from lifechurch.tv in regards to demons & the devil. Check it out...

WHERE DID SATAN COME FROM?

And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelation 12:7-9 See also Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezek 28:12-17

WHAT DO DEMONS DO?

1. DEMONS INFLUENCE THE LEADERS OF NATIONS.
But the prince of the Persian kingdom …

Get Your Fire Back

I just read another great devotional from Joel Osteen ministries that I thought would be an encouragement to you. If you are feeling down & discouraged today, I challenge you to get with God & to get your fire back!

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE
"For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you…" (II Timothy 1:6, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
I believe that God has planted seeds of greatness on the inside of every one of us. We all have dreams and desires, things we want to accomplish; things we want to see changed. But so many times, life has a way of stealing our dreams. We go through disappointments, face adversity, things don't turn out as we would like. Too often, we just end up settling for second best. But God doesn't want us to settle for second best. He wants us to be determined, press on, and pursue the greatness that's on the inside. We should never let "good enough" be good enough!

I want to encou…

Supernatural- Week 2

Today we talked about the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. I gave some of the background regarding the feast of the passover and the feast of pentecost. The day of pentecost was the fulfillment of God's promise to send His Spirit and mirrored the events that occurred 1,200 years prior. To study more about this incredible event, click here. Jesus said in John 16:7, "But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don't, the Counselor won't come. If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you." Below, I'm posting some of the notes from the message today that talks about the importance of the Holy Spirit. Also, we are challenging our entire church to step it up and make tomorrow (10/12/09) a day of prayer and fasting! For more information on prayer and fasting, click here

THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES YOU THE POWER

1) OF SALVATION.
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born…

Supernatural- Week 1

This past week we kicked off our new series that we're adapting from Lifechurch.tv. One of the key thoughts that I shared was this...GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOUR NATURAL WITH HIS SUPER.

I shared a story the story found in Luke 5:1-11, "One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee,[a] great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. 2 He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3 Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon,[b] its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! 7 A shout for help brought their pa…

Hold On To Your Dream!

Here is a great devotional that I received this past week! Enjoy & keep holding on to your dream!

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful"
(Hebrews 10:23, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria (joelosteen.com)
At some point in life we all face hardships. It may be something physically or emotionally challenging. Or it may be a dream or an opportunity that we missed out on. Whatever your difficulty is, don't let it discourage you from believing in God's best. The enemy wants to keep you focused on everything negative that's happened, but don't let him steal the dreams God has given you. He knows that if he can deceive you into thinking things won't get better, you'll lose hope and give up.

There will always be obstacles trying to keep you from becoming all God's created you to be, but God has given you a promise for good and not harm. He has plans for better things ahead. It'…

Blog Message, Part 3- How Can I Change My Life?

3. God's Part In Changing Me: He Uses Circumstances
"To those who love God and are called according to his plans, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good. For God chose us to bear the family likeness of his Son." Rom. 8:28-29 (Ph)
"Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways." Prov. 20:30

My Part In Changing Me: I can choose my response to My Circumstances.
"When all kinds of trials crowd into your lives, don't resent them as intruders but welcome them as friends! Realize that they come to test your faith and produce in you the quality of endurance. But let the process go on until that endurance is fully developed and you become people of mature character, people of integrity, with no weak spots." James 1:2-4
"We can be full of joy here and now, even in our trials and troubles. These very things will give us patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character ... " Romans 5:3-4

Great devotional- Resist Fear

Here is a great devotional that I read this week from Joel Osteen ministries. I know that it will encourage you resist the temptation to have fear. Remember, fear is simply false evidence appearing real! Keep living a life that is focused on having faith for your future, hope in the midst of your circumstance & love for those around you!

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE
"Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined]…"(I Peter 5:9, AMP)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
The very moment you first feel fear, you have to resist it and act against it. If you make the mistake of dwelling on your fears and start thinking about all the reasons why you can't do what God is telling you to do, then it won't be long before you develop a negative mindset that will make it much more difficult to overcome.

When God told David to go fight Goliath, the Bible says that David moved quickly toward the battlefield. In other words,…