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No Shifting Shadow

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 12, 2010  /     Articles, Devotional, reinhard bonnke, Teachings, Uncategorized  /     1 Comment

Another great thought from Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke via his Facebook page

James says, “Every good gift … comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17, NKJV). As the NJV puts it, God “does not change like shifting shadows.” The sun causes a shadow as it turns and the shadow moves. When there is no shadow, the sun is directly overhead at its zenith. God never casts a shadow at all, because He is always at the zenith. And He never shifts from that perfect position. The light of God is ceaseless, not temporary, and always fully radiant.

His is the everlasting light that we are to eternally reflect. Our faces should not be veiled, as His glory will not pass away. We are being changed “from glory to glory” (2 Cor. 3:18, NKJV)-we are given more and more glory! Hallelujah!

~ BY REINHARD BONNKE (03/08/2010)

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Charismatic with a Seatbelt?

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 09, 2010  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings, Uncategorized  /     8 Comments

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” ~ John 3:8

I am a native Floridian and I have been through many hurricanes, but 2004 was by far the most active hurricane season I have ever experienced in my life. Although I am originally from Port Charlotte (a town in the southwest), I was living in Tampa Bay at the time.

In August we watched with nervous curiosity as a tropical storm off the coast of Africa began to gain strength and started barreling toward us. By the time it swept down into the Gulf of Mexico it was a full-blown hurricane with winds topping 100 miles per hour. All of the weather forecasts predicted that it would make landfall in Tampa Bay….(Continued)

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Interesting Pictures from NUMAN Nigeria

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 07, 2010  /     Articles, News, Nigeria, Numan Nigeria, Uncategorized  /     7 Comments

Just a few days ago we held a mass Gospel Campaign in the city of Numan, Nigeria. Over the course of 5 days more than 800,000 people attended the meetings and 557,860 decisions cards were registered from those professing their newfound faith in Christ. You can read the reports from each of the nights below:

As usual, I am posting some interesting pictures that you would not have seen in the normal reports and publications to give you a fascinating “behind the scenes” insight. Enjoy….

“This is a picture of me taking a picture of the coolest instrument ever (see the picture from my camera below)”

“Imagine walking into your room on an EXTREMELY hot day to discover that this is your air conditioner”

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The Devil’s Favorite Adages (Part 4)

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 06, 2010  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings, Uncategorized  /     6 Comments

#5. If Something Sounds Too Good to be True it Probably Is

Have you ever been sucked into a get-rich-quick scheme that turned out to be a scam or thought you were getting the deal of a lifetime only to discover it was all a hoax? If so you have probably learned the hard way what the old adage declares; “If something seems to good to be true, it probably is”. But some have made the terrible mistake of applying this maxim to the Gospel. One gentleman explained that he felt the Christian way of salvation is too easy and anything so easy could not possibly be true. But his confusion was evidence that he had completely misunderstood the Gospel.

I recently saw a documentary on Dateline NBC about a man who was kidnapped for ransom in Mexico by a group of anonymous criminals. He was stripped naked and stuffed into a small box where he was hardly able to move. There in that box he lay helpless and hopeless for more than 200 days waiting for redemption….(Continued)

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The Devil’s Favorite Adages (Part 2)

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 04, 2010  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings, Uncategorized  /     11 Comments

#2. God Helps Those that Help Themselves

This adage was suggested by “Peter” yesterday in the comment section of the first part of this series. Help me build the list by suggesting similar adages for the series.

I have often heard people say, “God helps those that help themselves”, but scripture teaches the opposite. Jesus said, “…they that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Jesus came for the ones that could not help themselves and it is the same today.

My family and I live in Orlando; a city famous for Disney World and Mickey Mouse. My son, who was four years old at the time, desperately wanted to go to Disney and was begging me to take him. I explained that it cost money and he told me with great confidence, “I have money dad.” ….(Continued)

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