Hi Donna: I have the Bible study at Cedarview tonight, which will be followed by a time of prayer & waiting on God. I`ll be quoting part of your article there as it fits into the theme of what I am going to share on. We`ve been talking about the "revivals" of past days and our desire for it today. When I think back to some of the wonderful times of true Holy Ghost revival (eg. Sutera Twins revival in Saskatchewan in early 70`s, etc.) we`ve been privileged to share in over our past days, I am very much aware of our lack today. Truly if the Church of today wants to experience revival in its purest form, the grey areas of walking in God will have to revisited first. When true, heart felt repentance takes place God will respond just as He has always rsponded in past days. Unfortunately, as I`ve experienced in the past, revival is always accompanied by the rising up of those who "don`t want it this way" in our Church. Thus the "grey" areas will continue in some quarters, but in others there will be joy, peace, honesty (what I call a new kind of honesty) along with the reality of the freshness of His presence within us, flowing out through us.
Anyway Donna, keep it thundering out. Perhaps someone along the way will listen and hear with "listening ears" to what the Spirit is saying to the Church of this day.
Published By Kervan (firstname.lastname@example.org) - October 29 2008 11:21:12 Donna, Boy the enemy sure don`t want me sending you a comment! I typed out a big long letter and it went poof and vanished! So I am going to try again.....
Donna, I am so glad to have read your article! Thank you for the truth! It reminded me of a recent letter I received from a well known Christian writer, who was encouraging people to hang onto the dreams God had given them! BUT He said when it`s looking bad remember Joseph, (which is a good one to remember when you need encouraged), BUT what he said next the red lights went off. He said Do as Joseph did when things weren`t going good he "just dreamed another dream!" Oh my, Oh my, my mouth hit the floor! Joseph`s dream come to pass!!!! He went through struggles but God was with Him and he birthed the dream! Praise the Lord! See that one little bit of advise could have someone who`s maybe days from birthing what God has planned for them to abort the dream! So many are watering down the gospel and taking things out of context! Donna keep preaching the truth, the 100% truth! God`s word says He will spue the Lukewarm out of his mouth. He also says be ye holy for I am holy, and how nobody will see the Kingdom of God unless they are holy! We NEED to be a 100% on the Christian side of the fence! We can`t even have a toe dangling over on the side of the fence on the world side! So you keep preaching the truth! I would rather have you step on my toes, then to sit in hell, because I was being told 90% truth and living 90% for Christ, when it has to be ALL or nothing for Jesus! God bless.
Published By Janny - October 25 2008 6:47:35 You must be very encouraged with all the positive feed back on your article!!!!! I am!!!
In the future, you should know by now, not to worry whose toes are stepped on, as long as you are in step with GOD!!! God will guide you and those He wants to reach through you!!!! Yepper!!!!!
Published By Barb - October 24 2008 16:54:26
We have just finished reading your October article and must tell you that it is the most "right on" coverage of this subject we`ve seen or heard in quite a while. It`s too bad that so many Christians, or so they call themselves, are not willing to take to heart what the Bible says without modifying it to meet their beliefs. Many cults have started because of this very thing. Thank you for putting into print some of the more modern things which are pulling people away from the type of life the Lord would have them live. Keep up the good work.
You had some strong words and reprimands for the children of God in that article. God has called you to preach the HARD TRUTH, not to tickle ears. We all need to hear these things and have a good shaking to get us back on track.
We need to stand strong together as God`s church and know what we believe in these end times. Our desire is to hear our Heavenly Father say "Well done my good and faithful servant.".
Published By Sandra Giunta (email@example.com) - October 23 2008 11:19:54 Dear Pastor,Thank You for obeying God and given us the whole truth,in your oct`s.article,and not a water down version,because you might step on some peoples toes!
You had rather step on a few toes and know there are people that was woken up to the truth in the article,and stop them from headed straight to hell!
I was given a Message Bible not to long ago but for some reason everytime I have gone to just look at it,something would happen and I have never opened it and now never will,I know where its got to go so know one will get there hands on it!
You are so right there are so many of the preachers on T,V. and also teachers,that are using this book,and No it`s not God holy word,there for I`ll not be listen at these men & women of God,it is so sad thats satan is getting to! If We play with Fire We Will Be Burned!
Also about Harry Potter its a up todate spin off on the once Dungeons`& Dragon`s Game and Books and look how many young people took there lifes,or the life of there best Friend or Friend!
Some young kids played it for years and as with Happy Potter and Lord Of The Rinds,there parent would say Oh theres knowing to it at lest my kids are in our home playing games,some of these kids played it thru school,then college and I`m sure some of y`all can remember 2 of the Young Adult Boys that were Brothers that was on Nation TV News serveral years ago,and when they had found there parents both killed burtly,these brother were finely aressted and charged with the Death of both there parents ,in there own home while they sleep,I remember as I listen to some of there trails at first they both said they had played Dungeons and Dragon for since it first came out,and in the same time spane there was others adult people killed. There were so many adult people and the young people that did the killing,confessed to playing Dungeon and Dragons and today,You don`t hear that much about that Game but its in so many young peoples home,they keep it like a trophy up on a self in there home`s or just waiting till they get the time and have there friends over and they play for days,while there wife has done to her parents and had to take there babies,and then they bring that game up thinking still theres know harn in it,when like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings it strainght from satan!
You are 100% right it`s ether 100 % for God and Light,or 100% satan darkness,there is no gray area!
Kmow you are in my prayers and keep up the good work,Jesus is coming sooner than any of us think!
May God Continue To Bless You &Yours Always,Love &Prayers ,Ellen
Forgive my mispelled or missing letters my key board,on my Note Book isn`t working right tonight!
Published By Ellen Futrell - October 23 2008 2:44:25 A friend of mine mentioned her views on your article......I thought you would be interested.
Very good...Andy Stanley, Erwin McManus, Dan Kimall, Richard Foster and other emergents are going to the Christian Universities as well. It`s almost better to keep the kids in a secular school, teach them the Bible at home, then a place where the emergents will get to them.
Let`s all follower OUR SAVIOR`S lead.
Published By Anonymous - October 22 2008 23:24:8
I don`t usually respond to your articles, however, this needs a response!!! "YOU GO GIRL!" There are too many of us who have compromised - and there are consequences.
May God Bless You and Protect You!!!
You`re not the only one who has been having terrible nights not due to our economy but due to how blinded some professed Christians are!
I even have had a time at night over the place I work. Noone seems to care whether they curse or use the Lord`s name in vain or have pin up pictures by their desks. I keep asking the Lord what He has me here for. The only thing I can see is that I have come to realize that I live in this world but not of this world.
Hope all is going well with you. I keep you in prayer regularly.
Dear Donna, Praise The Lord! Thank-You Very Much For Your Very Wonderful October Article! Reading Of Your Very Wonderful Book Is In Progress! God`s Blessings Are Ours Through Christ Jesus! Love, Doreen
Published By Doreen Hoge (firstname.lastname@example.org) - October 22 2008 10:17:20 I`M VERY PROUD OF YOU DONNA!!! YOU AREN`T AFRAID TO SAY THE TRUTH OF GOD TO HIS PEOPLE AND THOSE THAT, HOPEFULLY, WILL BECOME HIS PEOPLE. WE ARE EITHER GOING TO SERVE GOD OR SATAN..ONE WILL BRING US ETERNAL LOVE AND LIFE, THE OTHER, I PRAY NO ONE MAKES THAT CHOICE. WE CAN`T FOOL GOD...HE WILL NOT BE MOCKED!!!! LORD HELP US...IF WE DON`T HAVE THE COURAGE TO CONDEMN EVIL IN ALL IT`S MANY FORMS NOW, HOW WILL WE STAND IF ASKED TO DENY JESUS CHRIST OR DIE???? WE ALL MUST REPENT, PRAY AND SEEK GOD WITH ALL WE HAVE WITHIN US. WE AREN`T PROMISED TOMORROW, SO CHOSE WELL AND SOON!!!
Published By BARBARA PELCHER (MOMPELCH56@AOL.COM) - October 22 2008 0:26:56 Donna,
In addition to all this that you`ve discussed, I`m also very saddened to see how contemplative prayer/spirituality has invaded the body of Christ. I`m totally amazed how many believers have just swallowed it all in hook, line and sinker.
I`m amazed that people like my own son, who talk, walk and sing Jesus have been virtually swallowed in this rubbish. - it`s getting so bad.
Boy oh boy, this America I grew up with is an old dream now. And we as believers are missing the mark somehow - because we are/have become somewhat ineffectual in getting the message across. I see (deleted) on tv and all the garbage they`re touting as the `greatest, newest thing going` and find myself just wondering how can the body of Christ be SO blind when it`s right there in their faces. Amazing.
HELLO MY DEAR SISTER DONNA,YOU ARE SO VERY RIGHT ON ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CHURCHES IN AMERICA!!!! MY HUSBAND AN I ARE EVANGELISTS AND WE TRAVEL FROM SC. TO WASHINGTON STATE MINISTERING AND I WOULD SAY ABOUT 95% OF PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES WHERE WE PREACH ARE USING CORRUPTED BIBLES,AND NOT THE KJV.WE TOO,ARE VERY GREIVED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING IN THE CHURCHES.WE PREACH AGAINST THESE HOLIDAYS THAT HAVE OCCULT BEGINNINGS,HARRY POTTER(WHICH TEACH HOW TO CAST SPELLS)WE HAVE TO ASK TO HAVE MERCY ON AMERICA !!!!!! WE CAN`T EXPECT GOD TO BLESS A NATION WHO HAS TURNED THEIR BACK ON HIM...HIS WORD NEVER CHANGES!!KEEP UP THE TRUTH...WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY...THANKS YOU FOR TELLING THE REAL BIBLE TRUTH!!! GOD BLESS YOU GREATLY!!!! PAT
Thank you for letting us know what the Message bible is. I`ve` not read it myself but have heard many T.V. ministries referring to it. I hope you let viewers of CTN know or at least Bob the founder. I hope to see you soon in the Clearwater, FL area very soon!
I pray that you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.
I just read your October article. It opening my eyes to a lots of things that I was not aware of.
But, I have several questions to ask you. My first question is that I did
purchase some childrens Halloween tracks to pass out to the kids that come to my
house. Is that celebrating Halloween? I do not know how your neighbor`s church
is celebrating Halloween. I have also looked on the internet and found some kid
friendly pictures to put on my front door. They are not scaring looking
Thanks for answering my questions.
Have a Jesus Filled Day.
Published By Bonnie (email@example.com) - October 21 2008 14:53:45 Excellent again, Donna. I sent it to my pastor (who uses the Message).