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Special Proclamation Prayer for Today

Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

Your Word declares that if we, Your people, who are called by Your name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, then will You hear from heaven and You will forgive our sin and will heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

We bow before Your sacred throne and humbly ask Your forgiveness for the sin of idolatry! Your word demands; “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me”, yet we have, under the banner of pluralism and hedonism, embraced and worshipped the gods of this world. Take us back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! (Exodus 20:3)

Through moral and spiritual compromise and complacency, we have allowed our nation to conform to the ways of the world by turning away from our spiritual roots found in Your Word. (Romans 12:2)

Our silence has produced a secular nation and all nations that forget You, shall be forsaken. We ask that You hear our cry, for we need You, in these desperate times, to lead us out of our politically correct fog of constant confusion and take us back to Your moral clarity. (Psalm 9:17)

O Lord our God, King of the Universe, we confess that America cannot survive without Your presence. Your statutes founded this blessed land and we look to You, Father God, to preserve it, for “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 33:12)

As commanded in scripture, we pray for all who are in authority who govern our nation; may their decisions be led by the perfect compass of your Holy Word which clearly discerns right from wrong. (I Timothy 2:1-3)

O Lord our God, You have promised to raise up righteous leaders into high places and to remove those who have displayed unrighteous authority. We earnestly pray that You will once again exalt the righteous and expose the deeds of the ungodly. (Proverbs 14:33-35)

America must have spiritual renewal for moral survival! In this season of prayer, we unite in humble heartfelt hope and ask that You forgive us and deliver us from the folly of our transgressions. Guide and sustain our nation as we turn from our sin and return to You, the God of our fathers. (Psalm 51:1-17)

The time has come to declare our trust in You to heal our land. (2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 5:11-12; Psalm 57:1-3)

We pledge to exercise our God given rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in voting for future leaders from the county courthouse to the White House who obey and honor Your Word. (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 119:44-48; Psalm5:11)

We pledge to vote the Bible in selecting those that will govern our country. (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for You are good and Your mercy endures forever. We petition heaven with our united prayers as we seek Your blessing, Your peace and Your protection for America. (I Chronicles 16:34; Numbers 6:22-26; Romans 15:13; Psalm 5:11)

May the Lord our God, be with us, as He was with our forefathers; may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways... that all peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. (1 Kings 8:57-60)

Amen

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Do you see your workplace as a calling from God?



Is there really a move of God in the workplace today?

Is adversity a sign of blessing or curse from God?

How do you know when God is blessing your work?

How can you make decisions God will bless in your workplace calling?

The Called to the Workplace workshop, taught by Os and Angie Hillman, is now available as a 5-CD audio set.

Each professionally recorded CD is the same material covered in the live one-day workshop. You will discover

the answer to these and many more questions in the Called to the Workplace audio teaching series.

If Christian’s make up 40% of the work force, why aren’t we having more impact? A 62-page workbook is

included that features the diagrams, scriptures references, fill-in-the-blanks, and much of the teaching

presented in the workshop.

Workplace Leaders and Pastors came from 37 cities and six nations to Atlanta to share

how the Church in the workplace is impacting the culture, and how local churches are now

beginning to understand what it means to equip believers for their God-ordained calling

in the workplace. Audio recordings are now available of every session.

Dr. Peter Wagner, well-known church growth expert and professor for 25 years at Fuller

Theological Seminary has just released this new book. In it, he draws a distinction between what

he calls the Nuclear Church (which meets together corporately for worship, Bible teaching, and other

congregational activities) and the Extended Church, which exists out in the workplace the

other six days of the week. Wagner believes this understanding of the Extended Church is "the

most significant paradigm shift since the Reformation." And he is convinced the release of God's

power by the Church in the workplace must be understood and embraced by pastors and church

staff as well as workplace believers. If you feel a disconnect between your workweek and your

church involvement, or if you desire to see God move through His people in such a way that we see

the literal transformation of our society for His glory, then 'The Church In The Workplace'

will greatly encourage and inspire you.

Author Os Hillman says this is "...a much needed book that identifies where the Church is and

what changes are needed if we are to experience real societal transformation. This book is a must-read for

every pastor and workplace leader."

Worry and anxiety over money; money mismanagement; consistent financial lack; “I can’t

afford it” mentality; impulse buying; stinginess; desiring more of what you have; desiring what

you don’t have; discontentment; bondage to debt; exaggerated emphasis on money and an overemphasis

on its true power. If any of these describe you, this needs to be the next book you read!

Wealth, Riches, and Money is a deeply

insightful journey through the scripture, including an analysis of the spiritual dynamics taking

place in the unseen realm. The authors explore the stark contrast between the Kingdom of

God and the kingdom of darkness as it relates to finances.

Great stories, clear Bible teaching, and honest personal testimony make this book accessible

to everybody. It can be used as a means to teach children about money, but it would serve just

as well the needs of a financial seminar for executives or the leadership team of a church.


FAITH and Work Facts

copyright 2005, ICWM, Permission granted to reproduce this page with following credit: Source: Os Hillman,

International Coalition of workplace Ministries, www.icwm.net

The Movement

“5 years ago - only one conference on spirituality and the workplace; now there are

hundreds.” - 1999 Business Week magazine

10,000 Bible and prayer groups in workplaces that meet regularly” – 1999 Business Week.

79 Books Published on Faith & Work in Year 2000, “12 Books A Month Published in 2002“

- Pete Hammond, Intervarsity Press

“… a mostly unorganized mass of believers--a counterculture bubbling up all over corporate

America--who want to bridge the traditional divide between spirituality and work. Historically,

such folk operated below the radar, on their own or in small workplace groups where they

prayed or studied the Bible. But now they are getting organized and going public to agitate for

change.” Fortune Magazine, July 16, 2001

"People who want to mix God and business are rebels on several fronts. They reject the

centuries-old American conviction that spirituality is a private matter. They challenge religious

thinkers who disdain business as an inherently impure pursuit. They disagree with business people

who say that religion is unavoidably divisive.

(Ventures Side Bar: Religions ARE devisive, Christianity is NOT, it is a way of LIFE, JESUS, said: "I AM the Way and the Truth, and the LIFE" , WITHOUT the religions which are not only divisive, but legalistic

[based on how many hoops you have to jump through,the Christian's only requirement is BELIEF!],

which is ALL anti-Christian theology)

Fortune Magazine, July 16, 2001

“Today, a spiritual revival is sweeping across Corporate America

(Ventures Side Bar: Praise the Lord, reports are coming in that over 10,000 people a DAY, every 24 hours folks, that people in China are coming to Christ. Source: KLOVE 90.5 radio station)

as people of all stripes are mixing mysticism into their management, importing into office

corridors the lessons usually dolled out in churches, temples, and mosques. Gone is the old taboo

against talking about God at workplace – Business Week Magazine, November 1999

“Ten years ago we could identity only 25 national or international workplace ministries; today we can

identify more than 900.”

Mike McLoughlin, YWAM Marketplace Mission Biblical Precedent

New Testament

...Of Jesus’ 132 public appearances in NT, 122 were in the marketplace.

...Of 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context.

...Of 40 divine interventions recorded in Acts, 39 were in the marketplace.

Jesus spent his adult life as a carpenter until age 30 before he went into a preaching ministry in the workplace.

Jesus called 12 workplace individuals, not clergy, to build His church. Work is Worship - The Hebrew word

"Avodah" is root for word from which we get the words work and worship. Work in its different forms is mentioned

more than 800 times in the Bible, more than all the words used to express worship, music, praise, and singing combined.

“54% of Jesus’ reported teaching ministry arose out of issues posed by others” in the scope of daily life

experience. – Lewis and Lewis, LICC

Quotes on Work and Faith

“The spiritual manifests itself in a life which knows no division into sacred and secular.” Oswald Chambers

"Spirituality in the workplace is exploding." Laura Nash, Business Ethicist, Harvard University

His doing nothing wonderful (his first 30 years) is in itself a kind of wonder." Saint Bonaventure.

“God is marshaling his people in the workplace as never before in history. God is up to something. The next spiritual

awakening could take place in the marketplace." –Henry Blackaby

"workplace believers seldom feel served by their churches in their jobs and careers on issues of faith and biblical

ethics." -Pete Hammond, Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship

“We are convinced that England will never be converted until the laity use the opportunities daily afforded by

their various professions, crafts and occupations.” – Towards the Conversion of England, 1945

"There is a distinction between church work and the work of the church. Church work is what you do for the organized

institution of the church. The workplace of the church is what is done between Sundays when the church is scattered

all over the metropolitan area where it is located - in homes, schools, offices, on construction jobs, in

market places." - Dick Halverson

"It is an error to think that those who flee worldly affairs and engage in contemplation are leading an angelic

life...We know that men were created to busy themselves with labor and that no sacrifice is more pleasing to God

than when each one attends to his calling and studies well to live for the common good." -- John Calvin

"In nothing has the church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular

vocation. She has allowed the workplace and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a

result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater

part of the world's intelligent workers have become irreligious, or at least, uninterested in religion.

But is it astonishing? How can anyone remain interested in a religion which seems to have no concern with

nine-tenths of life? The church's approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confirmed to exhorting him not

to be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours, and to come to church on Sundays. What the church should be telling

him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes on him is to make good tables." -- Dorothy sayers

“Workplace ministry will be one of the core future innovations in church ministry.” George Barna, Boiling Point,

Regal Publishing

"If Christ is not Lord of my work, He will never be Lord of my family." Doug Sherman, author, Your Work Matters to God.

"We have more Christians today per capita with less impact on the culture than ever before. We are big and we are weak." -

Land Cope, YWAM

"We reviewed 52 movements in the body of Christ. We narrowed it down to 28, then 12, then 4 to invest our resources

in the coming years. The workplace is one of those because this is an area where we see God working."

Chad Hammond, Director, New Ventures (division of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.)

"Our surveys reveal that 90-97% of Christians have never heard a sermon relating biblical principles

to their workplace life."

Doug Sherman, author, Your Work Matters to God.

San Francisco radio station survey revealed an 80% dissatisfaction rate for a person's work. Wall Street

Journal survey reveal 50% dissatisfaction rate among executives and 80% dissatisfaction rate among

general workplace population. 500 surveys among Christians reveal 50% dissatisfaction rate.

“Societal transformation is high on God’s agenda and the chief catalytic force to bring it

about will be Christians ministering in the workplace.”

C. Peter Wagner, Chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute

“The church in the workplace is the purest form of the body of Christ today due to its diversity.

Workplace believers are less prone to denominational differences because they have a common goal

of representing Christ in their workplaces. The movement will break down denominational barriers

that have been held in the past.”

Os Hillman, International Coalition of Workplace Ministries"

“The most common self-inflicted put-down is ‘I am not a pastor—I am just a layperson.’ This is all

part of a clever satanic scheme to neutralize apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors

and teachers along with the entire army of disciples, already positioned in the marketplace.”

Ed Silvoso, Anointed for Business, Harvest Evangelism “Indeed, as with

first-century Christianity, it all begins in the marketplace, where the disciples of Jesus

daily rub shoulders with the lost.”

– Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers, Anointed for Business, Reqal Publishing

“In today’s global community, the greatest channel of distribution for ‘salt and light’ is the business

community… the marketplace.”

Bill Pollard, Chairman, Service Master

“There is truly is no division between sacred and secular except what we have created. And that is why the

division of the legitimate roles and functions of human life into the sacred and secular does incalculable

damage to our individual lives and the cause of Christ. Holy people must stop going into “church work” as their

natural course of action and take up holy orders in farming, industry, law, education, banking, and journalism

with the same zeal previously given to evangelism or to pastoral and missionary work.”

Dallas Willard, The Spirit of Discipline, pg 214

“Someone recently said that the “First” Reformation took the Word of God to the common man and woman;

the “Second” Reformation is taking the work of God to the common man and woman. That time is now.

The greatest potential ministry in the world today is the marketplace. Christ’s greatest labor

force is those men and women already in that environment.”

Tom Phillips, VP of Training , Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

“Much of our culture has a distinctly Greek view of work: We work out of necessity. But, you see, we are made in

the image of God, and as such we are made to work—to create, to shape, to bring order out of disorder.”

Chuck Colson, Break Point, Sept 1, 2003

“The workplace is where a majority of a church congregation, spends a majority of their time, interacting with a

majority of the unchurched world. The Church on Monday is evidence that the Church on Sunday

is real!” Doug Spada, His Church at Work.org

"The last 12 to 24 months I have personally noticed a surge of interest. I see an openness from

pastors that is very new that I have not seen before. I see a Kingdom mentality. I promise you

we are within months of a major move of God."

Kent Humprheys, President,Fellowship of Companies for Christ.

"I believe pastors will be the last to really embrace this movement because it is such a new

paradigm. However, ultimately, they will be the instruments God will use to make the greatest

impact in the movement because of their influence in so many people's lives."

Os Hiillman, Director, International Coalition of Workplace Ministries


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This year's theme is Reclaiming the 7 Mountains of Culture. Participants from 21 nations and 30 states are already registered. For details on the conference click link below. We are extremely pleased to announce that we have just finalized details for the general sessions of the 2008 Church in The Workplace Conference to be broadcast LIVE over the Internet.

Broadcast of the conference was sent via internet.

And even if your schedule doesn't allow you to watch the live web cast sessions, registering for the web cast will give you access to watch re-broadcasts of each of the general sessions up to two times online.

The theme of this year's conference is "Reclaiming the 7 Key Mountains of Cultural Influence" and will feature presentations from Os Hillman, Dr. Lance Wallnau, and other "hands-on"leaders in each of the 7 key mountains of arts/entertainment, business, education, family, government, media, and religion.

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Living for a Greater Cause TGIF Today God Is First by Os Hillman 07-02-2008

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

What does it mean for workplace believers to live for a cause greater than themselves in our day and time? Jeremiah Lanphier was a businessman in New York City who asked God to do this in his life in 1857.

In a small, darkened room, in the back of one of New York City's lesser churches, a man prayed alone. His request of God was simple, but earth-shattering: "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" [John Woodbridge, ed., More Than Conquerors (Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1992), 337] He was a man approaching midlife without a wife or family, but he had financial means. He made a decision to reject the "success syndrome" that drove the city's businessmen and bankers. God used this businessman to turn New York City's commercial empire on its head.

He began a businesmen's prayer meeting on September 23, 1857. The meetings began slowly, but within a few months 20 noonday meetings were convening daily throughout the city. The New York Tribune and the New York Herald issued articles of revival. It had become the city's biggest news. Now a full-fledged revival, it moved outside New York.

By spring of 1858, 2,000 met daily in Chicago's Metropolitan Theater, and in Philadelphia the meetings mushroomed into a four-month long tent meeting. Meetings were held in Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati, Chicago, New Orleans, and Mobile. Thousands met to pray because one man stepped out. Annus Mirabilis, the year of national revival, had begun.

This was an extraordinary move of God through one man. It was unique because the movement was lead by businessmen, a group long considered the least prone to any form of evangelical fervor, and it had started on Wall Street, the most unlikely of all places to begin. Could God do something extraordinary through you? Take a step. Ask God to do mighty things through you.

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Call for Prayer Issued as Middle East Violence Escalates

Urgent Message from Pastor Benny Hinn

My childhood was spent in Israel. My father was involved quite deeply in Israeli politics during the forties and fifties, so much so that people such as the great General Moshe Dayan and other leaders often came to our home to meet with him. Though I didn’t know what biblical prophecy was at the time, I grew up hearing and listening to history literally unfolding, as foretold in God’s Word thousands of years before.As a child, I was directly exposed to Israel’s history. When I have sat with Israel’s president and other top leaders during recent years, they are always pleasantly surprised when they see how much I love and enjoy their history.It’s my heart, for the Bible tells us that the Gospel must be preached to both Jews and Gentiles. (especially in the workplace) God loves His chosen people, today more than ever before. Recent history is nothing less than astounding. In its relatively short existence, the reborn nation of Israel has fought back invaders in five major wars aimed at its annihilation, always against impossible odds. Israel’s 1948 victory in the War of Independence was nothing short of miraculous, as were her victories in 1967 and 1973 against the combined might of the Soviet-backed Arab Legions.Today, with her precarious geography, with enemies on three sides and her back to the sea, the Arab armies that should have destroyed her have been stopped each time.In fact, each unlikely victory has left Israel in possession of more land than she had when attacked. And the events which have unfolded have been more steps toward fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

The Lebanon War

Each crisis has increased the danger. During the 2006 conflict known in Israel as the Second Lebanon War, the 33-day military conflict revealed the complicated degree to which Hezbollah terrorists were being supported by others in the Middle East in actions against the Israeli people. The eventual ceasefire and United Nations Resolution 1701, seeking to end the hostilities, included the withdrawal of Israel’s armed forces from Lebanon. In the eyes of most people throughout the Middle East (especially those who had funded much of the terrorists’ activities), Israel blinked. Terrorism’s bloody hand, by contrast, was strengthened greatly. And today, as events unfold in Gaza and the surrounding area, we are seeing the second major event in which the Hamas terrorists are increasingly being supported by outside sources in their unrelenting attacks against Israeli citizens. We are witnessing another war supported by regional terrorists who seek to weaken and demolish Israel.Israel stands at the edge of a historic precipice. But even as satan uses these events to plot an overwhelming defeat of God’s chosen people, we know that biblical prophecy shows a very different result.

Israel is obviously no longer willing to put up with the missiles being smuggled in and fired from Gaza, which is why the recent actions are taking place; for these missiles are mere miles away from the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel. And Israel has vowed to retaliate forcefully against those who have been supplying the missiles should the weapons strike their capital.

Do you understand how quickly these skirmishes can escalate into an all-out nuclear holocaust?

Biblical Prophecy

All of these are troubling events, but they are also signals to believers everywhere that God’s timetable is accelerating swiftly.Prophecy throughout God’s Word is ongoing and is still being fulfilled today as Jewish people from nations all over the world return to their homeland each year. For example, we were told that when the people would return to their land, they would go back to speaking the same language they spoke when they left: “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness” (Jeremiah 31:23).Please understand, the nation of Israel was scattered for 2,000 years prior to 1948. During those 20 centuries, the Jewish people retained their native tongue, even though they did not live in their land. With the restoration of Israel came the restoration of a people that were nearly destroyed off the face of the earth. Yet God Almighty said it is impossible to destroy them, for if you could destroy them, you would have to destroy the heavens first (Jeremiah. 31:35, 37). We know that whatever happens in Israel affects the world and each event, including those currently unfolding in Gaza.

Our Challenge During This Generation

God has been telling me in shocking ways that we are truly in the closing moments of this generation. What we do for Him during these remaining hours (in our workplace calling) will make the difference as to where millions, perhaps billions, of souls spend all eternity. Because of the prophetic events happening all around us, God is leading me, more and more, to tell people—everywhere I go—of the shortness of the hour.

Jesus Christ is coming soon!

We must tell the world! We must do all we can now, for the signs are everywhere, as the Lord Jesus tells us: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:25-28) We know that judgment is coming. Terrorism, unlike anything we have ever experienced before, is already unfolding in Israel and around the world.

And during this time, God is giving us a window of opportunity unlike anything we have ever dared to imagine!

What will we do with this historic opportunity? Massive changes are taking place—spiritually, politically, geographically, and financially. (As you make your stand in the workplace setting, talk about God's love for Israel and be blessed). There is a shift going on in governments all around the world. A transformation is happening even among people who have never thought they needed God before as they are beginning to search diligently for Him.

End Times

As Jesus was seated on the Mount of Olives, teaching about the impending destruction of Jerusalem, the disciples came to Him and asked about the end times: “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3). The Master told them (and us) what to expect: Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:4-14) Though it was 2,000 years ago when He foretold what would happen, He was clearly speaking of a time when all the signs would fall into place. Now, increasingly, the moment of Jesus Christ’s return approaches.

Winning the Lost…Now!

Out of the coming major events unfolding in the news every day, God is breaking forth His glory. The Spirit of God is ready to invade city after city, region after region, nation after nation, but the time is very short! We must work now: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4). That is why the life-changing, miracle-filled Gospel of the blood of Jesus Christ must be preached now! God will hold us responsible in heaven for what we do with the historic opportunity He has given to you and me right now!

A New Commitment

I am asking you, right now, to make a new commitment to God to offer your best to Him in the days ahead. Ask the Lord for a fresh burden to win the lost. Seek what you should do concerning planting your very best seed in this ministry. Pray as you have never prayed. During this critical hour, everything must center on winning the lost! And we must do it now. As I write this note to you, I am preparing to go to Oakland for a Fire Conference and Miracle Service. I will be sharing this urgent message and seeking to lead people to the cross as never before. From California, I will be traveling to Venezuela, where we expect 200,000–300,000 souls in each service. Then we go to Miami and Puerto Rico before heading to Brazil, where forecasts say that at least a million people will attend the services there in March. To God be the glory! In my next letters, I will share more about the 39 countries I will be traveling to during the remainder of 2009, but I want you to know that it is because of your giving and your generosity that we are able to go to the world. Pray that multitudes of lost souls will receive Jesus Christ as Savior during each service! Our focus is souls! That must be the cry of this ministry’s heart!

Opening Doors in These Amazing Days

Oh, precious one, I only wish I could tell you of other doors opening throughout the Arab world, the Far East, and so many other places once closed to the Gospel. I will tell you more about this on my television program, This Is Your Day! This is a historic moment, yet time is running out! We must awaken to what is happening all around us. What we do, we must do quickly. The signs of the times are everywhere. This is why Jesus said, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13). And the Lord Jesus declares, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14). I am asking you, as never before, to be faithful in your part of this historic season as amazing doors continue to open. Plant your best, most generous seed today in expectation that God will do something unprecedented and wonderful in your own life as He uses your gift to touch souls around the globe during these momentous days! I pray that you will be enriched in everything to all bountifulness, in the mighty name of Jesus, for we know that we live “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)! Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the unchanging Word of God, and expecting the mighty and miraculous power of the Holy Spirit,

Benny Hinn Ministries

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