Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

In Loving Memory of Steve Hill

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Homefront Stories


A devoted husband and father, Steve Hill was married to Jeri Hill for 35 years.  They recently relocated to the Gulf Shores of Alabama where Steve went home to be with Jesus, Sunday March 9th 2014. 

Steve Hill was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1954 to a military family.   Later they moved to Huntsville, Alabama. In his early teen years, his struggle with drug addiction began, resulting in several run-ins with the law.

In 1975, Steve’s life took a dramatic turn after a near death experience due to a drug overdose. He had been suffering for three days with violent convulsions when a Lutheran vicar visited his home and offered to pray with him. As Steve called upon the name of Jesus, the convulsions ceased and he was healed, delivered, and gloriously made new.

Poll: Americans’ Belief in God Is Strong–But Declining

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Spiritual Avalanche

A new study conducted by The Harris Poll shows that belief in God, though still strong (74%), has declined in recent years from 82%.  

Some of the other results from the poll are as follows:

–68 percent believe in heaven, down from 75 percent;

–68 percent believe that Jesus is God or the Son of God, down from 72 percent;

–65 percent believes in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, down from 70 percent;

–64 percent believe in the survival of the soul after death, down from 69 percent;

–58 percent believe in the devil and hell, down from 62 percent;

–57 percent believe in the Virgin birth, down from 60 percent.

– Outside of specific religious samples, the groups most likely to be absolutely certain there is a God include blacks (70%), Republicans (65%), older Americans (62%), Baby Boomers (60%), Southerners (61%) and Midwesterners (58%), and those with a high school education or less (60%).

The Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between Nov. 13-18, 2013 among 2,250 adults, ages 18 and older.

via Poll: Americans’ Belief in God Is Strong–But Declining | CNS News.

26,000 Christians Expected to Gather in Egypt for Evangelical Event Amid Risk of Violent Persecution

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Middle East, Persecuted Church

An evangelistic event, “Count it Right,” began last night in Egypt where thousands of Christians are expected to attend over the course of three-days despite the very real possibility of facing persecution.

The event is being held 70 miles north of Cairo, and although 26,000 people are anticipated to appear, event organizers fear that Islamic extremists may have also purchased tickets for the conference to carry out acts of violence.

“Because the organizers do not know how many Muslims may have purchased tickets for the rally, please pray for them that their lives may be changed to know Jesus as their Savior by the love they will feel from the staff and by the life changing-messages,” wrote Open Doors, a California-based ministry that aids Christians in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, on its website.

During the event, over 1,000 workers, preachers, volunteers and Christian artists will be on hand to give participants the opportunity to experience morning and evening worship services… more at 26,000 Christians Expected to Gather in Egypt for Evangelical Event Amid Risk of Violent Persecution.

A Middle East, Kiddie-Pool Baptism!

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Middle East

While some in the Evangelical community are blasting  Spirit-Filled Believers claiming that there is no redeeming fruit in the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, Holy-Ghost Baptized missionaries are leading muslims to Jesus in the deserts sands of Iraq.  

“It was a beautiful night for a baptism. A cool desert breeze blew in and refreshed us all, weary from the heat. The weight of the moment was very real and the significance of this man’s declaration was almost tangible. If he was found out, being thrown back in prison would be the least of his concerns. But none of that seemed to matter, our brother was beaming with joy. Jesus had saved him and forgiven him of his sins. He is a new man, a torch set on fire in a land that is covered in darkness. Set more torches on fire, Jesus…pour out your Spirit on this dry, desert land! And please, Lord, unify your Bride.”

Read more here…  A Middle East, Kiddie-Pool Baptism Condemned by John MacArthur.

I Will Never Deny My Savior!

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Persecuted Church

The events of the evening of May 14 will never be forgotten. Musa, Mercy and some of their children were home. While Mercy was preparing supper, Zion, a daughter who was sitting outside, noticed three armed men jumping the fence. She ran into the living room to alert her father. Musa glanced through the window and saw the intruders by the front door. The next moment the men forced their way into the house, shouting, “Everybody on the floor!”

Musa instantly knew why the men had come and tried to escape through the back door and over the fence. But they caught up with him and dragged him to the porch.

“Today you are a dead man. Call your Jesus to help you, Mr. CAN man,” one of the terrorists shouted.

Musa did not give up without a fight. While wrestling with the three men, he continually called upon Jesus. For Zion, her father’s desperate battle was too much to bear. She got off the floor and ran to the porch to where her father was struggling. She begged the attackers to spare his life. They fired a shot at her and missed. But the shock was too much for her and she fainted.

The struggle continued. Mercy heard her husband say, “I will never deny my Savior.” As she crawled to the door, she saw the attackers shoot him three times in the head. Musa died on the spot. The attackers left in a car.

“Pastor Musa will be remembered as a father, a friend and as a role model. It will take the church in Borno a long time to cope with the enormous loss of this bold yet graceful leader and mentor,” said an Open Doors spokesman. “His deepest desire was to see a strong church pressing forward despite perpetual harassment and killings at the hands of extremists.”

Full Story at Charisma News

Warning: Sugar-Coated ‘Ear Candy’ Gospel is Weakening Saints

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Spiritual Avalanche

Look around and you’ll see the undeniable signs of the times. The Supreme Court that opened the door to murdering more than 55 million babies has failed to defend traditional marriage. The prince of the power of the air is propagating all manner of immorality over mass media. And all sorts of heresy is circulating in the body of Christ.

Despite the darkness of the hour, we are still believing for a revival—a great awakening. In fact, we believe we’re living in the greatest hour in church history. The true bride will arise in prayer to combat the forces of darkness and open the door to the salvation of many. Yet we must prepare for this outpouring.

What’s more, amid this stark contrast of light and dark lies a dangerous time for believers, as many are ill-equipped to face the challenges coming in the days ahead. Despite decades of teaching on the fivefold ministry, which aims to equip the saints for works of service and to stand firm despite various winds of doctrine (Eph. 4:11), the church is falling down on its job.

Indeed, the word coming from the pulpits is too often weakening, rather than empowering, God’s people. Have you ever heard the phrase “eye candy”? It’s a popular term that describes what is attractive and pleasant to the sight. Lots of lights. Lots of spectacle. Lots of fun. Appealing to the eyes. Well, we call the message coming from many pulpits in the West “ear candy.”

Hobby Lobby Shares Faith and Patriotism on 4th

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Homefront Stories, Stories

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Hobby Lobby took a bold and patriotic stance this Fourth of July producing an ad entitled “In God We Trust”.

The ad features quotes recounting the religious faith of our founding fathers and leaders from American History.  

The piece finishes with Psalm 33:12 which states, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD” and an evangelistic appeal,”If you would like to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, call Need Him Ministry at 1-888-NEED-HIM.”

You can download the ad here http://www.hobbylobby.com/assets/pdf/holiday_messages/messages/2012i.pdf

 

Raped, Impregnated 13 year old Keeps Baby

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Abortion

Lifesitenewnews.com reposted an amazing article from Jill Stanek that details how a 13 year old choose life over abortion after a horrific rape.  This is her account:

When I was little I was molested for eight years by my stepfather.  He was an accomplished liar and fooled everyone, even my mom.  No one knew.  I was afraid to tell anyone; when you grow up hearing that bad things will happen if anyone finds out, you believe it.

I got pregnant the first time when I was 12.  I was scared and told him.  He hit me and then loaded me up on drugs, telling my mom that I had been injured while out playing with some other kids.  He killed my baby.  Of all the things that happened to me, this is what haunts me the most.  I will never know who my child might have become.  My only hope is in the promise I will get to see him or her in heaven when I get there, and Jesus will take care of my baby until then.

DO BOUNDARIES STILL EXIST FOR THE BELIEVER?

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Spiritual Avalanche

 

Spring is here, but the snow is still falling. This has been a winter season for the record books churning out a tremendous number of avalanches that have taken many lives. Just this past week headlines broke across the nation concerning 5 accomplished snowboarders who died after having been buried in an avalanche in the backcountry of Colorado.1 That makes 24 deaths in the US this year, 18 this month alone worldwide. 2

I was just in the backcountry of the Utah mountains shooting TV spots for Steve Hill’s book, Spiritual Avalanche. We had scouted a promising location on the map but were unable to reach it because recent snow storms and the subsequent threat of killer avalanches had caused officials to shut down the roads surrounding the mountain out of concern for public safety. We were at an impasse barred from the place we so desperately wanted to be by a large steel gate and numerous warning signs that advised “Absolutely NO ADMITTANCE”. It was extremely tempting to ignore the warnings and jump the barricade. I knew that the shot we wanted was down that road (Steve even suggested we find a helicopter to fly us in). Everything in me was yelling, “Yes! Go out of bounds.” However, the authorities had already spoken. They said, “NO!”

Steve Hill: Beware of a Spiritual Avalanche

Written by Frontlines. Posted in Frontline Focuses

(CharismaNews.com)  Evangelist Steve Hill was at heaven’s doorstep after years of fighting incurable melanoma. Those closest to him were making funeral arrangements and securing a burial plot after doctors told them he had three days to live. Yet as Hill faced eternity, the man known worldwide for his fiery preaching at the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Fla., made a deathbed deal with God.

“Jesus,” he prayed, “they just told me that I’m going to die, and to die is gain. You and I are madly in love with each other, Jesus. You’ve been my best friend for decades. Now they say it’s over. If it’s over, that’s fine … but You’re hard-pressed for evangelists, Jesus. There are very few evangelists out there that do what I do, and You know that. If You’ll let me live, I will win another million people to You, Lord.”

True to his radical spirit, Hill wasn’t referring to just anyone, but “hardcore people,” as he describes them. And today, after miraculously coming off many of the medications he was on, Hill is seeing “the unsavable getting saved,” he says.

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