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  • Livestream of Billy Graham motorcade

    02/25/2018 12:07:55 PM PST · by mom4melody · 13 replies
  • 2018 02 25 John Haller's Prophecy Update "On the Brink"

    02/25/2018 10:56:51 AM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | John Haller
    In this week's update, entitled "On the Brink", John looks at the UN Security Council, in particular, the lies and deceit spewed by Abbas in regards to a Palestinian State, the increasing pressure on Israel from Lebanon to the north, the recent revelation that the Russians are testing new equipment in Syria, including their new stealth fighter the SU-57, plus the gathering of forces that have Israel in her sights for eventual destruction. John ends his message with a stunning revelation of a recent discovery in Israel, which further substantiates the accuracy and dependability of God's Word.
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Trials to Transfiguration – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

    02/25/2018 8:08:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-24-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    From Trials to Transfiguration – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope • February 24, 2018 • What is it that gives hope, peace, and serene joy to the Christian life? Briefly, it is the vision of glory, a glimpse into the Promised Land of Heaven, which the Lord can and does give to His people. Today’s Gospel shows forth a kind of process through which the Lord lays the foundations of hope, peace, and joy. The Paradoxical Prelude – The text says, Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/25/2018 6:56:57 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 25 (NKJV) Rule Your Spirit 01 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of 00 Judah copied: 02 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, 00 But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 03 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, 00 So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 04 Take away the dross from silver, 00 And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. 05 Take away the wicked from before the king, 00 And his throne will be established in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/18)[Prayer]

    02/25/2018 6:25:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Meditating Upon The Names and Attributes of God 

"YHVH Mephalti - The LORD My Deliverer" (Old Testament) Psalm 18:2 Blessed are you, Israel!    2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;     my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,     my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation, my stronghold. Footnotes: 1. Psalm 18:2 Or sovereign 2. Psalm 18:2 Horn here symbolizes strength. (End of Scripture Passage) 

"YHVH Mephalti - The LORD My Deliverer" We pray for the Repentance, Restoration, and Renewal of Our Beloved Nation. The LORD is my...
  • What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast?

    02/25/2018 3:08:56 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    Got Questions ^ | 25 Feb 18 | James Montgomery Boice
    Question: "What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast?" Answer: Jesus told the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22:1-14. This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), but the occasion is different, and it has some important distinctions. To better understand the context of this story, it is important to know some basic facts about weddings in Jesus’ day. In Jewish society, the parents of the betrothed generally drew up the marriage contract. The bride and groom would meet, perhaps for the first time, when this contract...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Matthias, Apostle (Gueranger)

    02/24/2018 9:57:52 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Double of the Second Class AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST, St. Matthias is one of the Blessed choir which the Church would have us honor during the Season of Lent. Matthias was one of the first to follow our Savior, and he was an eyewitness of all his divine actions up to the very day of the Ascension. He was one of the seventy-two Disciples; but our Lord had not conferred upon him the dignity of an Apostle. And yet, he was to have this great glory, for it was of him that David spoke when he prophesied...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Second Sunday of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/24/2018 9:55:00 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet Semidouble (Privilege of the First Class) THE SUBJECT OFFERED to our consideration on this Second Sunday is one of the utmost importance for the holy Season. The Church applies to us the lesson which our Savior gave to three of his Apostles. Let us endeavor to be more attentive to it than they were. Jesus was about to pass from Galilee into Judea, that he might go up to Jerusalem and be present at the Feast of the Pasch. It was that last Pasch, which was to begin with the immolation of the figurative lamb, and end with...
  • Gospel of Matthew, Ch. 10

    02/24/2018 9:21:56 PM PST · by Faith Presses On
    1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Papal Foundation Divided Over Massive Grant to Troubled Italian Hospital

    02/24/2018 7:46:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 23, 2018 | Judy Roberts
    Papal Foundation Divided Over Massive Grant to Troubled Italian Hospital According to foundation stewards who object, the $25-million grant is of unprecedented magnitude, and departs from the foundation’s usual objectives; other members say the grant is consistent with the mission. Judy Roberts An organization known for its tradition of providing grants to help the world’s poor, the U.S.-based Papal Foundation is drawing heavy criticism from within its ranks for approving a $25-million grant to an Italian hospital with a history of corruption and mismanagement. “I could not have ever foreseen this happening,” said a foundation steward who asked to remain...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-25-18, Second Sunday of Lent

    02/24/2018 7:35:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 02-25-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 God put Abraham to the test.He called to him, "Abraham!""Here I am!" he replied.Then God said:"Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you." When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.But the...
  • Lavrov Warns Against Involving Orthodox Churches in Political Games

    02/24/2018 6:08:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/22/18
    Belgrade, February 22, Interfax - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he is confident that the Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches will be able to live through this "difficult time," when attempts are being made in various countries to involve churches in political games, with dignity. During his speech at the presentation of the mosaic dome of the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade on Thursday, Lavrov said that "today's event symbolizes spiritual and cultural closeness between our citizens, our Churches." "It seems to me especially important to demonstrate such unity in a period when the Russian Orthodox Church and...
  • Archbishop Chaput: Catholics Need Faith and Reason, not a New Paradigm

    02/24/2018 6:05:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/22/18 | Kevin J. Jones
    Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 22, 2018 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et ratio will mark its 20th anniversary this year, on Sept. 14. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reflected on the encyclical in his essay “Believe that you may Understand” in the March 2018 issue of First Things. Making the case that the 1998 encyclical on the relationship between faith and reason was a “prophetic” document which “confronts the crisis of truth within the Catholic Church herself,” the archbishop warned against “faddish” theology. Vigorous philosophy and good theology are, rather, mutually enriching. “Knowledge of the...
  • Cult Weddings in Church of England Buildings Could Become a Reality, Bishop Warns

    02/24/2018 6:00:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2/23/18 | Harry Farley
    Cult-type 'New Religious Movements' could hold weddings in Church of England churches if proposals contained in a new bill pass, according to an Anglican bishop. John Gummer's ecumenical marriage bill, which passed its second reading in the House of Lords on Friday, could allow 'New Religious Movements', which include controversial groups like Scientologists, the right to use Church of England buildings for weddings. That is according to Tim Dakin, the bishop of Winchester, who spoke against the bill this morning. The private member's bill is designed to allow Catholics, Methodists and other Christian denominations' marriages to take place in Church...
  • Clay Seal with ‘Signature of Prophet Isaiah’ Found in Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 5:55:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 2/23/18 | Daniel Esparza
    The seal was found ten feet from where the same archaeological team had already found another one belonging to King HezekiahAn archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to the Biblical Archaeology Review. A broken 8th-century BCE clay seal impression – known as a “bulla”– seems to contain an inscription that reads “Belonging to Isaiah,” and a partial spelling of the word “prophet” next to it. As read in the article published by The Algemeiner, Dr. Eilat Mazar, a Hebrew University archeologist whose team discovered the seal in an...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Virginia Catholic Conference, Abortion, and the Tenth Amendment

    02/24/2018 5:18:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | February 24, 2018 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Virginia Catholic Conference, Abortion, and the Tenth Amendment My pastor recently asked me if I would be the point of contact in the parish for the Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) which is basically the Catholic lobby group for the two Virginia dioceses, Arlington and Richmond. I rarely say yes to anything without giving it serious consideration and research, so I've been examining the VCC website and looking at their 2018 legislative agenda. Not surprisingly, their agenda is filled with issues that are questions of prudential judgment (on things like immigration, gun control, consumer protection, etc.) rather than issues involving non-negotiable...
  • CONFESSION: The Path to Renewal of the Heart

    02/24/2018 5:11:40 PM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Eastern American Diocese (ROCOR) ^ | 11-22-2012 | Archimandrite Irenei (Steenburg)
    A lecture on the Holy Mystery of Repentance (Confession) to clergy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad. Strongly recommended.
  • German Bishops? Paul VI Allowed Protestant Communion in 1967, Affirmed by JPII in 1983

    02/24/2018 3:33:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 23, 2018 | Chris Jackson
    Both the Neo-Catholic World and certain Traditionalists are in shock this morning after reading that the German bishops will allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion. As National Catholic Register reporter, Edward Pentin, writes: At their spring conference in Ingolstadt, the German bishops’ conference agreed that a Protestant partner of a Catholic can receive the Eucharist after having made a “serious examination” of conscience with a priest or another person with pastoral responsibilities, “affirms the faith of the Catholic Church,” wishes to end “serious spiritual distress,” and has a “longing to satisfy a hunger for the Eucharist.”  However,...
  • Understanding God's Will

    02/24/2018 2:48:55 PM PST · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Col. 1:9). Godly living results from being controlled by the principles of God’s Word. Paul's prayer for the Philippians (Phil. 1:9-11) is closely paralleled by his prayer for the Colossians (Col. 1:9-12). Both epistles were written from the same Roman prison at about the same time in Paul's life. Both prayers focus on godly living, but each approaches it from a slightly different perspective. The Philippians were gracious people who needed to...