O Church Arise

“For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” – 1 Corinthians 15:25-26

– Lyrics –


O church, arise and put your armor on;
Hear the call of Christ our captain;
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies;
An army bold whose battle cry is “Love!”
Reaching out to those in darkness.

Our call to war, to love the captive soul,
But to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
We will fight with faith and valor.
When faced with trials on ev’ry side,
We know the outcome is secure,
And Christ will have the prize for which He died—
An inheritance of nations.

Come, see the cross where love and mercy meet,
As the Son of God is stricken;
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,
For the Conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
And Christ emerges from the grave,
This vict’ry march continues till the day
Ev’ry eye and heart shall see Him.

So Spirit, come, put strength in ev’ry stride,
Give grace for ev’ry hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way,
Retelling triumphs of His grace,
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When, with Christ, we stand in glory.

– Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

Just As I Am, Without One Plea

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

– Psalm 51:3 KJV

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

– Revelation 21:1-5 KJV

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Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive;
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve,
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above:
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

– Charlotte Elliott

A Prayer for China — Lee Duigon

Please pray that the big dam in China won’t collapse.

From Lee Duigon’s blog.


You probably haven’t heard this story; but as you read this, China’s Three Gorges Dam, the biggest dam in the world, is heavily stressed by monsoon flooding–and tens of millions of human lives, millions of acres of farmland, and millions of tons of food could be lost (https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-risks-of-chinas-three-gorges-dams-flooding/). It could be the worst single natural […]

via A Prayer for China — Lee Duigon

HOW TO IDENTIFY A TRUE CHRIST FOLLOWER… — Kirk’s Journal

This post is from Kirk’s Journal. I found Kirk’s blog just recently and I want to recommend it to you! In this post, Kirk L. Zehnder talks about a very important topic.


MATTHEW 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in […]

via HOW TO IDENTIFY A TRUE CHRIST FOLLOWER… — Kirk’s Journal

Before the Throne of God Above

15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

– Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV

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Before the throne of God above,
I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me,
To look on Him and pardon me.

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb,
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace!
One with Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood!
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God,
With Christ, my Savior and my God.

Charitie Lees Bancroft

Elevation Church & Steven Furtick Exposed

Please pray for Steven Furtick and his church, that they will repent of their false teachings and turn to Christ alone for repentance! Please pray that Furtick will change his teachings!

1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

– 2 Peter 2:1-2 KJV

 

 

The Spirit of Caleb — Lee Duigon

Caleb was a man who trusted in God in spite of the odds that met him and the Israelites when approaching the Promised Land (Numbers 13). We need more people like Caleb who will stand up for the Lord in the cause of Jesus Christ!

Read this post by author Lee Duigon! Please pray that our faith in Christ will grow more and more each day through the help of the Holy Spirit!

It’s not too late to put our trust in God and get to work like we mean it. Repent of our sins and get busy! – Lee Duigon


Are we really just grasshoppers? You’ll remember from the Bible how the children of Israel, having reached the border of the Promised Land, sent spies to find out what it was like (Numbers, Chapter 13). The spies came back loaded with fruit and other good things. It’s a land flowing with milk and honey, all […]

via The Spirit of Caleb — Lee Duigon

Exposure to Covid – Update — In His Service and Loving It

Here’s an update from Lydia about the condition of the Covid-19 virus in her church. Please continue in prayer, that the church members will be healed and that there will be no further spread. We must thank the Lord for keeping Lydia’s family safe so far!

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

– Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV


First of all, I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words, love, and prayers the past few days regarding our family dealing with being exposed to Covid and dealing with the loss of my little sibling. They mean so much to my family and I. My mom was deeply touched by all […]

via Exposure to Covid – Update — In His Service and Loving It

Comparing the True Gospel with the Prosperity Gospel — Elisha McFarland

The Prosperity Gospel is very dangerous. Elisha McFarland explains the difference between the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and the false Prosperity Gospel.

Give him a follow!


This was for my class, Comp II. I had to be unbiased, but it was a lot of fun to write! Two different gospels are being exalted in today’s churches. One gospel is grounded on the teachings of the Bible, while the other is based on the teachings of men. The former, known as the […]

via Comparing the True Gospel with the Prosperity Gospel — Elisha McFarland

Monday Q&A 5: Scripture — Elisha McFarland

This post by Elisha McFarland, my friend and brother in Christ, was so good, I just had to share it with you all!

“Reading the Bible should be as necessary as eating; avoid it, and you’ll starve.” – Elisha McFarland


Scripture. The key component to Christianity at its core. The cornerstone of our beliefs. Without Scripture, we have no belief, no Faith, no arguments, and no understanding of God and His existence. The defense of Scripture is so important that it has become a large tenant to Apologetics. Without it, Christianity fails. Because of its […]

via Monday Q&A 5: Scripture — Elisha McFarland


Click here for Monday Q&A 1: The Character of God pt.1!

Click here for Monday Q&A 2: The Character of God pt.2!

Click here for Monday Q&A 3: Foundations of Christianity pt.1!

Click here for Monday Q&A 4: Foundations of Christianity pt.2!