The Human Race & The Fear of The Lord

Where are the God-fearing people of our day? 

Problem is the majority of humanity don’t fear God and it shows in their actions and attitudes. Mouthing off on camera about everything they “deserve” and everything they are “entitled” to because they belong to a certain group. Sorry to burst your bubble but we all belong to one group/one blood, the human race, and news alert the only thing we deserve is death, hell and condemnation. None of us are good, no not one. None of us are victims, we are all the problem.

Why, because we don’t fear God. It is evident in society and in our churches everywhere and it played out in our streets last night.

Murder is a SIN.

Racism is a SIN.

Looting/rioting is a SIN

All SIN is lawlessness

We must remember that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”, this wisdom that is incomprehensible and not accessible to the man separated from God.

The murder, the racist, the rioter, they don’t fear God because they look to themselves for self-sufficiency, self-government, and self-rule all bound within his self-absorbed “wisdom”

God has rooted ethics/man’s conduct into His relationship with man. When that relationship is severed or compromised it is only a matter of time before any shred of ethical and moral integrity will die. 

And died it has.

I mourn, grieve and am angered by what happened to George Floyd and I will call out with my last breath that the hammer of justice needs to be swung swiftly and with great power to send a message that this is not acceptable.

It is said that this problem has been going on too long and I do understand that, so why do we use the same methods and strategies we have always used to get these same results. Why is it not working?

Because people are attempting to attack an ethical and moral problems without facing the principle that the fear of God is the only soil out of which godly living and stable ethics can grow.

Romans 3:17-18 “and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God in their eyes.”

Calling all God-Fearing men of EVERY nation, color and creed to rise up, have courage and stand in the gap. 

Take Action. 

Be angry, and do not sin.

We need God-Fearing men to stand before these opposing masses with an open Bible and the uncompromising message of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Standing in the gap with nothing to help us or defend us except the gospel and the God who has promised to work through it.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and this godly wisdom is explained in James 3:17, “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

 

Pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, IMPARTIAL and sincere. Now that is a wisdom I know can start to fix our issues.

We Are The Problem

​The Bible says something that is extremely offensive to us: we are not a victim to society, we are not a victim of other people’s problems, we are the problem. 

The Bible says: “we’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” We’re not lost sheep looking for a shepherd, we’re God-hating rebels running with all our strength to get away from Him because we want to be sovereign lord over our own universe. And the Bible says, if you keep doing that, you’ll be even more destroyed. 

The Bible calls you to repent, to recognize your sin and to hate it. And to run back to God, a just God, who could not forgive you because you have broken every law. Accept that He sent His Son to pay for every crime you’ve ever committed. The payment has been made, justice has been satisfied. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. 

That’s what it’s about.

#pastorofpump 

5 Ways We Blow Our Hard Earned Losses | denisecoventry

5 Ways We Blow Our Hard Earned Losses
AUGUST 5, 2015 ~ DENISECOVENTRY
We worked out HARD, like half-marathon hard or hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim of hard.  But is it right to get ready to spend our hard earned “tokens” on outrageous Caloric Costly foods?

Have you ever wanted to start with wine and ended with nachos, thinking the extra hard work deserves freedom from any kind of  culinary control and you just want to dip your toes into gluttony?  I certainly have.

But how do you pump the brakes when you are careening along the edge of serious expenditures and are looking forward to a seat at the king’s table for the victors delight?  Apparently, a bit of pre-planning to edge out vulnerability can help maintain control.

Challenges and retreats from the daily grind of life lift the spirit.  That cannot be said for feeling remorse of over feasting.  Likely what was meant was a simple celebration, not necessarily a feeding frenzy normally only witnessed prior to migration.

How to gauge the situation before it has gone too far?

Visit: 5 Ways We Blow Our Hard Earned Losses | denisecoventry. To learn more

Firefighters For Christ , Robert Hill joins the Pastor of Pump in studio – Friday August 14, 2015

FFFC

What is Firefighters For Christ?

 Firefighters For Christ was established in January, 1976, at a breakfast meeting in Southern California. In June of 1978, Firefighters For Christ became international and was established as an incorporated organization. Its non-profit tax exemption is classified under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

VISION:

To reach firefighters worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of them. Matthew 28:19-20

GOAL:

To encourage firefighters to live their lives for Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 10:24-25

FOCUS:

To know Christ.

John 17:3 and Philippians 3:10

PURPOSE:

To glorify God in the Fire Service.

To fellowship together for individual growth in the Christian life.

To serve the cause of Christ through the church of one’s own choice.

To encourage those in the fire service in their Christian life.

To bring all Christians in the fire service to a common goal of praying

for the fire service and its members.

To be perfected in unity so that the world will know that God has

sent His Son Jesus Christ.

 John 17:23


Our Goal
To encourage firefighters to live their lives for Jesus Christ!
Firefighters For Christ’s ministry is built on Hebrews 10:24-25.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching”.
We meet together regularly to: Spur one another on toward love and good deeds and to encourage one another more and more to live our lives for Jesus Christ.

(taken directly from: The Firefighters For Christ website – found at: http://www.firefightersforchrist.org/what-we-believe.html

Yada Yada Yada, Now go work-out! | denisecoventry

Yada Yada Yada, Now go work-out!
JULY 24, 2015 ~ DENISECOVENTRY
Sometimes there is an unusually large space between what we know makes us feel good, powerful, healthy and then our actions.  What?

Why is it that when we begin to take a closer look at what we are eating and start to make changes, and we have every intention to add a work out, but after the entire week as gone by…well it did not happen?

Lets peel back the cover on this one and take a closer look.

via Yada Yada Yada, Now go work-out! | denisecoventry.

Pumping up the body…. of Christ

David Ashley aka: The Pastor of Pump

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From the gym to the church: There’s more than one way to build up the Body of Christ.
For over 30 years David has worked by your side, at your service designing meal plans and programs that will help you to reach your goals.

Now its time to Pump It Up!

It is the mission of David Ashley to build up the Body of Christ. Throughout his long 30 year career as a fitness professional, he has seen what bad diet and poor lifestyle choices can do to a body.

Now he is on a new mission to take that principal one step further from inside the gym to the “utter most parts of the world.”

It takes more than just cardio to strengthen a heart. Only Jesus heals the broken heart.

David has completed his first Masters in Apologetics and is due to complete his Masters of Divinity in as David, Graduation MA Apologeticslittle as a few months.

Now, all we need is you. The church. Our partners in ministry – our partners in life.

Consider it your contribution to United States Missions. As America is our mission field. Support us here.

We require the financial support of the Body of Christ, our friends and our family in order for Cross Strength Ministries to continue.

If you desire – we can help you and your business or ministry with professionally produced radio commercials advertising your business and/or ministry or even your fantastic family on the radio! We also have numerous marketing opportunities in addition to the Pastor of Pump radio show, you can be a part of all of our social media campaigns, on our website, all of our marketing materials as well as inside of our brochures, for a fixed amount of $250/month.

Be sure and stay “tuned in” to get the latest ministry updates. We have quite a year coming up!

David is planning on speaking at various groups, ministries and churches around the country and Holly has written a Domestic Violence curriculum that she will be publishing and then using to train church pastors and lay counselors in addressing the domestic violence issues in and around the church  thiis training will help church lay counselors and staff in navigating the court system and knowing the requirements of the law in DV situations including when the children are taking out of the home.

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Friday on The Pastor of Pump: Enslaved in America: Sex Trafficking in the US

I was 14 years old when I was forced into prostitution. Like many teens at that age, finding my own identity and defying my parents were top on my list. So when a man came into my life and showered me with attention and listened to me when I complained about my parents, I did not think twice that he was ten years my senior. After all, he said I was mature for my age and told me I understood him better than anyone his own age. Little did I know, he was laying down the seeds of manipulation. It did not matter what my parents said, to me they did not understand me and he was the only one that “got me”. After six months, I thought I loved him, at least that is what he told me, so I did what I thought my heart was telling me and ran away to be with him. We ended up in Cleveland, Ohio. He told me we were going to meet the rest of the family.

via Enslaved in America: Sex Trafficking in the United States – Women’s Funding NetworkWomen’s Funding Network.

Meet Our Guest: Dr. Frank Turek – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Dr. Turek will be our guest on the Pastor of Pump Friday, July 24. Check it out here

Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing from God:  Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

Frank hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist that is broadcast Wednesday nights on DirecTV Channel 378 (the NRB Network). His radio program called CrossExamined with Frank Turek airs on 122 stations every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. eastern and is available continuously on the free CrossExamined App.

Frank is widely featured guest in the media as a leading apologetics expert and cultural commentator. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and many top TV programs including: The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Faith Under Fire, and Politically Incorrect. He also writes a column for Townhall.com.

A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary.  He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons.

via Dr. Frank Turek – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers.

Love Didn’t Win- It Was Redefined – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Love Didn’t Win– It Was Redefined

July 1, 2015/26 Comments/in Culture CrossExamined, Legislating Morality, Morality & Politics /by Frank Turek
“Love wins” is the hashtag of choice for those in support of the newest Supreme Court decision that passed that legislative body by a 5-4 vote. If you’re not content with that, you’re just an evil bigot who needs to shut up and support this new legislation. Forget the fact that you have very rational reasons for keeping marriage between a man and a woman.  For example, genderless marriage changes the cultural understanding of marriage from the well being of children to merely the romantic desires of adults.  Mothering and fathering certainly isn’t genderless. For kids who all deserve a mom and a dad and need a culture to support that, love hasn’t won.

But you are to pay no attention to the children behind the curtain! If you don’t change your bigoted position (which isn’t really bigoted) many in the “Love wins” crowd will see to it that you are fired, fined, sued, run out of business and forced to violate your conscience and God. Churches too! (Wow, if this is “love,” I’d hate to see what hate looks like!)

Each side on this issue believes the other side is wrong. There is a moral judgment being made whether you are for or against redefining marriage. Morality is always legislated (or judicially imposed). So what is the right morality?

via Love Didn’t Win- It Was Redefined – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers.

Why the Case for Christianity Is More Important Than Ever – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

cease to be goodPeople are not nearly as resistant to the existence of God as the more liberal, atheistic media would like us to believe. In fact, 92.9% of the country rejects atheism and is open to the existence of God in one form or another. We are a country of theists, even though we might be divided on which form of theism (or deism) is true. That’s why the case for Christianity is more important than ever.

J. Warner Wallace is a Cold-Case Detective, a Christian Case Maker, and the author of Cold-Case Christianity

via Why the Case for Christianity Is More Important Than Ever – Cross Examined – Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers.