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12 STEPS TO SUCCESS WE ALL NEED IN OUR LADDER!  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 12 April 2019

Here we are alive to what is going on as we abide in the vine; Jesus for as long as we have life we have to remember who we are and what God wants to give us as we resist Satan and cling to the old rugged cross. 
We have admitted we are sinners and need to be saved for we are powerless in ourselves to resist sin, yet God can forgive and forget and gives us the ability to start living now for him is the first step we take as a new born child in the Kingdom of God. So the second step is realizing God can restore us to sanity as we continue to have faith now in God and not things. Now we are realizing we are in a battle and it is not against one another, or things, but against the enemy of our souls Satan. We do not need to fear him but fear Gods love mercy and grace so we want to please our Creator God. So, the third step is being aware of Gods Holy Spirit to empower us as we abide in Him for now we are walking in the way, truth and life that is found in the Bible as we continue to turn all our problems over to the Lord. Now it’s a daily walking communicating with the Lord and doing His will. This happens as I remember I have to search my heart daily for sins that are able to destroy. What I do now is practice number four making a searching and fearless inventory of what I am doing to please and obey the Lord, this now is a way of life me now as I am walking and talking with the Lord about my needs, not my wants. Number 5 is admitting to myself my need of needing help in my wrong behaviors and attitudes on a daily bases for I am walking in and out of trouble all the time and the joy of the Lord is needed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Number 6 is needing the Lords help all the time so these defects of sin do not destroy my relationship with God and others.

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REINVENTING THE CHURCH  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 05 April 2019

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER WHAT GEORGE BARNA HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE CHURCH WHICH I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH.

Reinventing the Church
"The Church seems afraid to invest in new modes of being the Church, breaking free from antiquated models and irrelevant traditions toward living the gospel in a twenty-first-century context."[1] George Barna, Leaders on Leadership
 
"Our common future will depend on the extent to which people and leaders around the world develop the vision of a better world and the strategies, the institutions, and then will to achieve it."[2] The UN Commission on Global Governance
 
"...there is a substantial critical mass of people and churches that are already moving.' ...While acknowledging that there are still many unhealthy churches, there is a justified 'change in basic premises, basic attitudes, basic mind set... on the whole, we are on the march...."[3]
"Peter Drucker on the Church and Denominations," Leadership Network.
 
A strange distortion of truth has spread like a grass fire on a windy day through churches around the world. It calls God's people not just to understand our changing times from the world's perspective, but to actually flow with the wind and help fuel the transformation. It uses familiar old words to persuade the people, but it conforms God's Word as well as human thinking to politically correct views of unity, community, service and change.
 
Behavioral laboratories, schools, UNESCO and liberal churches all helped light that fire during the 20th century. Hidden from sight, their subversive efforts seared America's Biblical foundations and prepared the masses to believe a lie.
 
Now, at the dawn of the new millennium, "conservative" and "evangelical" churches are following suit. Worldwide "Christian" networks provide trained leadership and management consultants to guide God's people along this alluring superhighway to a new world order. Forget the old narrow way that leads to life. Today's "change agents" hope to popularize Christianity so effectively that whole nations will join their crusade.
 
Forget solid Bible teaching and "the offense of the cross." To win the masses "for Christ", the church must be re-cloaked in a more permissive and appealing image. It must be marketed to the world as "a safe place," purged of the moral standards that stirred conviction of sin and a longing to separate from the world's immorality. So they re-imagined a feel-good church stripped of offense - one the world could love and claim as its own.
 
Their march to a "better world" is well under way. In this new church, group thinking, compromise, conflict resolution, the dialectic process and facilitated consensus are in. Uncompromising conviction and resistance to group consensus are out. For God's way seems far too intolerant to fit the managed systems of the new millennium. [To better understand these terms, please read Brainwashing in America and The People's Church]
 
Guiding the revolution
 
Hard to believe? Then listen to the leadership team chosen by George Barna, founder and president of Barna Research Group, to write the revolutionary book, Leaders on Leadership. I call it revolutionary because it is. It actually invites a revolution in the Church and shows leaders how to manage it.
 
Doug Murren, church-planter and senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church wrote a chapter titled, "The Leader as Change Agent." In it, he explains the first step in the psycho-social process of "managed change." Notice that he takes his cues from an experienced "change agent" at Stanford University which -- like MIT, Harvard and Teacher's College at Columbia -- is a major research institution in the area of social change, persuasive propaganda and psycho-social manipulation:
Arnold Mitchell, a social psychologist from Stanford, has spent years studying the attitudes and behaviors of Americans. He contends that three ingredients are necessary for change to occur. First, Mitchell notes that change comes from dissatisfaction.... Effective change agents assess the chances for change by evaluating the level of dissatisfaction within the group. If dissatisfaction is strong, the potential for change exist....
 
To be effective, a leader must also deliberately develop dissatisfaction. ...
 
Preparing people for change sometimes takes what seems life forever.... I shared startling or even embarrassing statistics about where we were as a church body and where we needed to be, seeking to create the right level of dissatisfaction....
 
Positive change rarely intimates 'returning to the way it used to be.' Most positive change I have witnessed has been about creating a better future rather than returning to a cherished past."[4]
Notice that Pastor Murren's "three ingredients" for changing people have nothing to do with God's guidelines or standards. They have everything to do with deceptive human visions of how elite "change agents" can control the masses. Their manipulative methods have become so familiar that their subjects barely notice what is happening. Lest you forget, take another look at the initial steps:
1. Assess (survey) the attitudes, values and wants of the people. Your personal assessment will be the benchmark for measuring planned change in the months and years ahead.
 
2. Stir dissatisfaction with the old ways so that the seeds of revolution can grow without regrets. Actually, the survey itself initiates the "dissatisfaction", since a "good" church survey would contain anxiety-producing questions that suggest internal problems and prompt public dialogue and complaint.
 
3. Offer an inspiring vision of "a better future." That better future must be a here-and-now future -- one that man can create with his imagination. It's the opposite of the glorious future God offers us for all eternity. In this context of worldly change, heaven serves no earthly purpose. Only visions that motivate collective efforts and drive transformation can advance revolutionary plan.
To guide this process, well trained leaders are needed. That's why Mr. Barna gathered "a team of experts that is as awesome as any of you can imagine" to write his manual for the church. "Fifteen people have contributed chapters to this book," he wrote. "I believe that the cumulative efforts of this team have demonstrated the meaning of synergy."[5] emphasis added
 
Mr. Barna wrote the chapter on "The Vision Thing" himself. In it, he explains that vision "is a view of the kind of world God wants us to live within, a world He can create through us if all those He has called as leaders would lead according to the guidance provided by His Spirit."[6]
 
Does that statement sound like an oxymoron? It is. Mr. Barna seems to imply that God will recreate the world around us if today's "change agents" would walk by the Spirit. But these leaders of "managed change" have been trained to follow a formula never given by Holy Spirit. Man may shoot himself in the foot, but God will not give us tools that clash with...
Biblical absolutes
His call to trust Him, not human ways and philosophies.
His call to share in Christ's suffering and persecution
For example, Barna calls for "evaluative tools prepared so you can assess how well you are doing along the way, fine-tuning your implementation efforts as you go along....." But God doesn't tell us to continually assess and evaluate our progress. He tells us to love Him, study His Word and follow His ways, then leave the result with Him. He will produce the fruit. He knows that if we continually measure our successes, we may shift our dependence from Him to our own efforts. That's why David was punished severely when he disobeyed God by measuring (assessing) the size of his victorious army.
 
God's Word and Spirit must guide our daily steps, not our human standards and measurement for success. And His ways tend to clash with the world's vision of prosperity, numbers and success. But that matters little to mentors of "managed change" whose ears are tuned to their methods rather than their Maker.
 
Molding Truth to fit the vision
 
Mr. Barna introduced Jim Van Yperen, another change agent on his team of experts, as "a marketing strategist and creative communications consultant." Van Yperen has "worked with a wide variety of churches, parachurch ministries and non profit organizations in the areas of vision development, strategic planning... resource development and conflict resolution."
 
Note those buzzwords. They help us identify the change process whenever we see it.
 
Mr. Van Yperen is consultant, not a pastor, but he has been "serving several churches as Intentional Interim Pastor." He hires himself out as Interim Pastor after leading a church through the initial phases (assessment, dissatisfaction, vision, etc.) of the change process. Using his strategic surveys to assess church attitudes and needs, he facilitates group dialogues and "diagnoses" the health of the church.
 
Since he speaks persuasively and manages this process well, he can soon inform the members that their church has some good qualities yet current conflicts and dissatisfaction demand drastic measures. To become a "healthy church," it needs leadership, new structures, new schedules, a new way of thinking and a new emphasis on spiritual growth through group relationships.
 
He also teaches a new way of understanding the Bible. His chapter in Barna's book, "Conflict: the Refining Fire of Leadership," contains a section called "Affirm Truth in Community." It helps set the stage for the consensus process by suggesting that the Bible can best be understood in groups where members pool their thoughts and shape their consensus. Notice how his guidelines minimize the New Testament emphasis on a personal love relationship with Jesus and maximize the world's view of the collective:
 
"Nearly all of Scripture is written to and for groups of people, not individuals. We must learn to read our Bibles this way. Instead of asking, 'What is God saying to me?' we need to ask 'What is God saying to us?'
 
"Responding to power with truth places Christ at the center and builds bridges with our brothers and sisters. It acknowledges that no one person knows the truth completely, so we need each other. It opens up the opportunity to own our assumptions honestly, state our convictions directly and allow others to give perspective openly."[7]


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PROPHECIES IN the Bible  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 29 March 2019

I AM GOING TO PRESENT A SERIES OF MESSAGES OF THE REASON PROPHECIES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH OF WHAT GOD IS GETTING READY TO DO TO HIS CREATION! I AM BEGINNING WITH PETER, WHO WAS SO HUMAN, HE MADE BIG MISTAKES, BUT HAD A SPIRIT BENT ON FOLLOWING THE LORD.

2 Peter 1:19-21Peter is doing what he could to make sure that he is able to prove that the doctrine of the power and coming of the Lord is not a fable, but true. In the 19thverse he talks about the sure word of the prophecy19 [a]And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private [a]interpretation,For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit
The Old Testament is a proof of what is going to happen. Moses and the prophets provided us evidence of miracles from God, when we search the Scriptures we see the hand of the Lord reaching out to mankind. It is important we heed, or pay attention to and let God mold our thinking to His mind. We are now a slave to sin, yet with the heart we obeyed the form of doctrine to which you were delivered by the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross of Calvary.  Romans 6:17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were [a]delivered.
 We now use the scripture as a light, so we can see the errors or pitfalls in life. We acknowledge there is darkness, error and wickedness that is natural, we do not have to learn how to sin, so we have to be born again to walk in the spirit of God. It is as the word becomes a light to our hearts that we become more like the Lord. Adam and Eve hid and we must accept the fact we are sinners needing to be saved by Faith in God’s grace. Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. Lord help us to be surrounded by conviction, then shame is seen, then we are sensitive to what grieves Your heart, so we do not offend Your love. Lord help us to have a private conservation with You and not listen to our own minds, but listen to Your words, that enables us to obey Your will. Then we will know the truth and the truth will set us free from the torments of sins bondages. Lord help us to taste and see that God is good when we are empowered by God to bear forth fruit. It is acknowledging divinity, God, His Son; Jesus and the Holy Spirit that’s our spirits five senses ( Worship, reverence, faith, hope and Prayer) and our souls five sense ( Imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affection) are able to give the bodies five senses (eyes, ears, mouth, nose and feeling) what it needs to be healthy and beneficial to all. 
This 2 Peter 1:21 tells us, or informs us how the Old Testament came to be compiled to be compelled with. It is not given by the will of man’s opinion, it is given by the Holy Spirit of God and the prophets penned what is written. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 1. The Holy Spirit inspired and delivered to them by the power, or mind of the Lord. We then mix faith in what the Bible says, that we can become followers of the Lord, wanting to abide in Him, so we are holy men, inspired and influenced and assisted by the Holy Spirit of God to live for His will to be done in our lives.
We are going to see how Israel is being blessed as God promised them in Genesis 12: 2-3 and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessed. 3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
We see in Exodus 1:7  
Now the King died and God remember the Israelis cry and the promise He made to Abraham Isaac and Jacob to bless them. So, Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his Father-in-law and as he is in the Mountains, he sees this bush on fire and not being burnt up but had a voice saying Moses; Moses and he said don’t get closer, take off your shoes for the ground your standing on is Holy ground. I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Moses hides his face afraid to look and God I see the affliction of my people as they are under a tough taskmaster. I came down to deliver them out of hands of the Egyptians and their sorrow and am going to give them a good land and a large land full off milk and honey. I see the oppression now come and I will send you to Pharaohs that I can send you forth to sit my people free. Moses said who am I that I should go, God I will be with you Moses, you shall serve the Lord on this mountain. Moses said who am I going to say sent me? God said I am; that I am as sent you. God goes into great detail of how this is going to happen to the greatest degree. Yet Moses say they will not believe me. God said Moses what is in your hand, a rod Moses, God cast it on the ground and it became a serpent and Moses fled from it. Moses pick it up and he did and it became a rod.Now Moses put your hand in your bosom and he did and God said now take it out and it became leprous as snow, Moses put it back in you bosom, he did at it was normal flesh.

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REINVENTING THE CHURCH  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 22 March 2019

I FEEL THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT SO WE ARE NOT DECEIVED BY SATANS LIES!

Reinventing the Church
"The Church seems afraid to invest in new modes of being the Church, breaking free from antiquated models and irrelevant traditions toward living the gospel in a twenty-first-century context."[1] George Barna, Leaders on Leadership
 
"Our common future will depend on the extent to which people and leaders around the world develop the vision of a better world and the strategies, the institutions, and then will to achieve it."[2] The UN Commission on Global Governance
 
"...there is a substantial critical mass of people and churches that are already moving.' ...While acknowledging that there are still many unhealthy churches, there is a justified 'change in basic premises, basic attitudes, basic mind set... on the whole, we are on the march...."[3]
"Peter Drucker on the Church and Denominations," Leadership Network.
 
A strange distortion of truth has spread like a grass fire on a windy day through churches around the world. It calls God's people not just to understand our changing times from the world's perspective, but to actually flow with the wind and help fuel the transformation. It uses familiar old words to persuade the people, but it conforms God's Word as well as human thinking to politically correct views of unity, community, service and change.
 
Behavioral laboratories, schools, UNESCO and liberal churches all helped light that fire during the 20th century. Hidden from sight, their subversive efforts seared America's Biblical foundations and prepared the masses to believe a lie.
 
Now, at the dawn of the new millennium, "conservative" and "evangelical" churches are following suit. Worldwide "Christian" networks provide trained leadership and management consultants to guide God's people along this alluring superhighway to a new world order. Forget the old narrow way that leads to life. Today's "change agents" hope to popularize Christianity so effectively that whole nations will join their crusade.
 
Forget solid Bible teaching and "the offense of the cross." To win the masses "for Christ", the church must be re-cloaked in a more permissive and appealing image. It must be marketed to the world as "a safe place," purged of the moral standards that stirred conviction of sin and a longing to separate from the world's immorality. So they re-imagined a feel-good church stripped of offense - one the world could love and claim as its own.
 
Their march to a "better world" is well under way. In this new church, group thinking, compromise, conflict resolution, the dialectic process and facilitated consensus are in. Uncompromising conviction and resistance to group consensus are out. For God's way seems far too intolerant to fit the managed systems of the new millennium. [To better understand these terms, please read Brainwashing in America and The People's Church]
 
Guiding the revolution
 
Hard to believe? Then listen to the leadership team chosen by George Barna, founder and president of Barna Research Group, to write the revolutionary book, Leaders on Leadership. I call it revolutionary because it is. It actually invites a revolution in the Church and shows leaders how to manage it.
 
Doug Murren, church-planter and senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church wrote a chapter titled, "The Leader as Change Agent." In it, he explains the first step in the psycho-social process of "managed change." Notice that he takes his cues from an experienced "change agent" at Stanford University which -- like MIT, Harvard and Teacher's College at Columbia -- is a major research institution in the area of social change, persuasive propaganda and psycho-social manipulation:
Arnold Mitchell, a social psychologist from Stanford, has spent years studying the attitudes and behaviors of Americans. He contends that three ingredients are necessary for change to occur. First, Mitchell notes that change comes from dissatisfaction.... Effective change agents assess the chances for change by evaluating the level of dissatisfaction within the group. If dissatisfaction is strong, the potential for change exist....
 
To be effective, a leader must also deliberately develop dissatisfaction. ...
 
Preparing people for change sometimes takes what seems life forever.... I shared startling or even embarrassing statistics about where we were as a church body and where we needed to be, seeking to create the right level of dissatisfaction....
 
Positive change rarely intimates 'returning to the way it used to be.' Most positive change I have witnessed has been about creating a better future rather than returning to a cherished past."[4]
Notice that Pastor Murren's "three ingredients" for changing people have nothing to do with God's guidelines or standards. They have everything to do with deceptive human visions of how elite "change agents" can control the masses. Their manipulative methods have become so familiar that their subjects barely notice what is happening. Lest you forget, take another look at the initial steps:
1. Assess (survey) the attitudes, values and wants of the people. Your personal assessment will be the benchmark for measuring planned change in the months and years ahead.
 
2. Stir dissatisfaction with the old ways so that the seeds of revolution can grow without regrets. Actually, the survey itself initiates the "dissatisfaction", since a "good" church survey would contain anxiety-producing questions that suggest internal problems and prompt public dialogue and complaint.
 
3. Offer an inspiring vision of "a better future." That better future must be a here-and-now future -- one that man can create with his imagination. It's the opposite of the glorious future God offers us for all eternity. In this context of worldly change, heaven serves no earthly purpose. Only visions that motivate collective efforts and drive transformation can advance revolutionary plan.
To guide this process, well trained leaders are needed. That's why Mr. Barna gathered "a team of experts that is as awesome as any of you can imagine" to write his manual for the church. "Fifteen people have contributed chapters to this book," he wrote. "I believe that the cumulative efforts of this team have demonstrated the meaning of synergy."[5] emphasis added
 
Mr. Barna wrote the chapter on "The Vision Thing" himself. In it, he explains that vision "is a view of the kind of world God wants us to live within, a world He can create through us if all those He has called as leaders would lead according to the guidance provided by His Spirit."[6]
 
Does that statement sound like an oxymoron? It is. Mr. Barna seems to imply that God will recreate the world around us if today's "change agents" would walk by the Spirit. But these leaders of "managed change" have been trained to follow a formula never given by Holy Spirit. Man may shoot himself in the foot, but God will not give us tools that clash with...
Biblical absolutes
His call to trust Him, not human ways and philosophies.
His call to share in Christ's suffering and persecution
For example, Barna calls for "evaluative tools prepared so you can assess how well you are doing along the way, fine-tuning your implementation efforts as you go along....." But God doesn't tell us to continually assess and evaluate our progress. He tells us to love Him, study His Word and follow His ways, then leave the result with Him. He will produce the fruit. He knows that if we continually measure our successes, we may shift our dependence from Him to our own efforts. That's why David was punished severely when he disobeyed God by measuring (assessing) the size of his victorious army.
 
God's Word and Spirit must guide our daily steps, not our human standards and measurement for success. And His ways tend to clash with the world's vision of prosperity, numbers and success. But that matters little to mentors of "managed change" whose ears are tuned to their methods rather than their Maker.
 
Molding Truth to fit the vision
 
Mr. Barna introduced Jim Van Yperen, another change agent on his team of experts, as "a marketing strategist and creative communications consultant." Van Yperen has "worked with a wide variety of churches, parachurch ministries and non profit organizations in the areas of vision development, strategic planning... resource development and conflict resolution."
 
Note those buzzwords. They help us identify the change process whenever we see it.
 
Mr. Van Yperen is consultant, not a pastor, but he has been "serving several churches as Intentional Interim Pastor." He hires himself out as Interim Pastor after leading a church through the initial phases (assessment, dissatisfaction, vision, etc.) of the change process. Using his strategic surveys to assess church attitudes and needs, he facilitates group dialogues and "diagnoses" the health of the church.
 
Since he speaks persuasively and manages this process well, he can soon inform the members that their church has some good qualities yet current conflicts and dissatisfaction demand drastic measures. To become a "healthy church," it needs leadership, new structures, new schedules, a new way of thinking and a new emphasis on spiritual growth through group relationships.
 
He also teaches a new way of understanding the Bible. His chapter in Barna's book, "Conflict: the Refining Fire of Leadership," contains a section called "Affirm Truth in Community." It helps set the stage for the consensus process by suggesting that the Bible can best be understood in groups where members pool their thoughts and shape their consensus. Notice how his guidelines minimize the New Testament emphasis on a personal love relationship with Jesus and maximize the world's view of the collective:
 
"Nearly all of Scripture is written to and for groups of people, not individuals. We must learn to read our Bibles this way. Instead of asking, 'What is God saying to me?' we need to ask 'What is God saying to us?'
 
"Responding to power with truth places Christ at the center and builds bridges with our brothers and sisters. It acknowledges that no one person knows the truth completely, so we need each other. It opens up the opportunity to own our assumptions honestly, state our convictions directly and allow others to give perspective openly."[7]
Today's change agents don't really want everyone to "give their perspective openly." Some facts and group observations can topple their plan. They want "dissatisfaction" but not dissent. They want tolerance, but not toward uncooperative church members. Those who are found to be enemies to progress must be disciplined or changed.

 

 

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LIVING ON THE YAKAMA RESERVATION  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 15 March 2019

Living on the Yakama Reservation
 
Here is what comprises The Yakama Reservation it has 600,000 acres in Timberland 400,000 acres Rangeland, 200,00 Agriculture land and 200,00 land sites. 11,000 citizens and a 14-member Tribal Council 
Since 1855 Fishing, hunting game and plants was possible to hunt and raise.
In 2000 they put a band on all alcohol use in the entire Reservation. 
2013 voted to not allow Marijuana to be grown on the Reservation. We have many different tribes with different Languages. They all want to respect mother nature and the treaty still stands with complete sovereignty. They are religiously diverse with the Long House, Shaker Churches, Independent, and Indian Mission at McKinley, Assembly of God, Methodist, Catholic and other denominations with the feeling of respect for all religious traditions. Yet practice their own that continues to show disregard for Biblical principle to allow the to achieve their potential.
Heritage College was begun in 1981 and has 1172 students in 2014.
They love to dance in full costume. In 2011 Started to have own licenses Plates that gave them a right to go anywhere with the cost of $25.00 a year. This is a new chapter that was given by the Government to be independent with an Arrowhead decal to be a sovereign nation acting under their law, so we have two laws in our area. County and Indian and it is caused a lot of concern, that needs to be work out with all involved with law enforcement together, so we have justice for all.  This jurisdiction came in 2013. They have Forest enterprise, Casino, Culture center, Wild life, Gaming commission, Yakama Power and Internet services, and many more enterprises. The State Patrol is no longer Patrolling on the Reservation till they are trained in Indian Jurisdiction.
They are dealing with missing persons, lawlessness, drugs, alcohol, sexuality issues, family dysfunction, absenteeism, lack of pride to keep things clean and full of bitterness about what happen in the past! 
So here we are as a Church representing the King of king and Lord of lords who created us all for goodwill and peace. We are dealing with Satan everyday for he was cast out of heaven for wanting to do his thing and sent to our planet earth to deceive Adam and Eve while in Paradise. Remember he is always mad for he did not get his way. When God created man, He said to him in Genesis 2:16 every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat, 17. BUT of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.   Then God said, in verse 18 It is not good that man is alone; I will make him a help meet. Verse 19 out of the ground (dirt) he created all forms of life and named them. Verse 20 He gave names to all beast and fowls and that is what they are still called. Verse 21 He caused a great sleep to fall on Adam and took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh, Verse 22 The rib He took from the man and made a woman and bought her to the man.

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