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  • FIRST COAST APOSTOLIC & PROPHETIC PRAYER RALLY

    COME & JOIN WITH US IN MOUNTAIN MOVING PRAYER...

    Jesus promised, "...speak to this mountain and say to it (command) be removed and be cast into the sea... " (Mark 11:23)

    Jesus also promised, "...whatever you ask (desire or command) in My Name, that will I do..." (John 14:13)

    The APOSTLES and PASTORS of Bridge of Life Christian Fellowship, JaxChristian.com, Revival Partners, Joshua Ministries International, Perez Ministries International, Kingdom Life Ministries, Daytona City Ministries, AWC International, Palm Coast's Main Street Chamber of Commerce, Apostolic Ministries and Churches International, Christ Kingdom Ministry Center, and the King's Church Jacksonville ARE ALL COMING TOGETHER AT THE KING'S CHURCH JACKSONVILLE TO HOST a special 5th Sunday APOSTOLIC & PROPHETIC PRAYER RALLY from 5 PM to 9 PM on July 31.

    The purpose of this special prayer rally is to stretch forth the scepter of King Jesus in fulfillment of Psalm 110:2,  bind the powers of the kingdom of darkness that operate in this First Coast Region and release the power of the Kingdom of God to destroy the works of darkness and establish God's Kingdom purpose in the region.

    Come and join with fellow ministers & churches from throughout the First Coast Region for powerful Davidic worship, apostolic & prophetic ministry, and Kingdom or justice prayers!

    The King's Church is located at 7999 Philips Highway #202

    Jacksonville FL, 32256. Map

    Phone: 904.448-0643

  • Justice, Judgmentalism and the Casey Anthony Verdict

    Her “not guilty” verdict made a lot of people mad. But before we vent any more anger we may need an attitude check.

    Where were you on July 5 when the Casey Anthony verdict was released? Just before the 2:15 p.m. announcement, I was in a restaurant in Orlando with my family—and our waitress was so anxious to hear the outcome of the trial that she brought up the topic after we ordered our lunch. Not since the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial have Americans invested so much emotional energy in a courtroom drama.

    Because I live near Orlando where the trial was held, I’ve grown weary of the never-ending local news coverage, which included stories on how much Casey was allowed to spend on toiletries every week at the Orange County jail and how long out-of-town visitors waited in line to get tickets to the trial. I remember when 2-year-old Caylee Anthony went missing in 2008. I remember when her decomposed remains were found six months later in some woods near her home. I listened to the blur of reports about duct tape, the suspicious odor in the trunk of the car, the chloroform, and her mother’s partying habits.

    Before you spend any more time analyzing the evidence, complaining about the jury or judging Casey’s motives, ask God to touch her. Could God have actually been involved in this unexpected verdict to give Casey more time to discover Him?

    People became engrossed in the case of the so-called Tot Mom. Many became armchair prosecutors. Some of them flew to Orlando to get a seat in the courtroom. Millions more followed every detail of the trial through Nancy Grace, Dateline and other news programs. Many amateur crime solvers were convinced Casey killed her little daughter—and they were ready to hand her a death sentence.

    After the verdict was read on Tuesday, many Americans were shocked—mostly because Casey’s lies during the lengthy ordeal destroyed her credibility. Thousands of angry Twitterers formed a virtual lynch mob. Their words were harsh, exemplified by these tweets from people who referenced God:

    • “The jury may have found her ‘not guilty,’ but she'll get what’s coming to her. God will make sure of that!”

    • “Casey, you didn't win. You have a dead daughter, a guilty conscience, a society that hates you and a date with God.”

    • “Dear Casey Anthony, God will deal with you. Good luck finding a lawyer that will help you lie to Him.”

    Maybe I’m in the minority, but it disturbs me when I hear Christians spewing vindictive statements about God’s judgment in anybody’s direction—especially toward a woman who has just been pronounced not guilty in an American courtroom. Yes, I feel horrible for little Caylee, whose life was stolen from her. Yes, I think Casey’s story seemed to be full of holes. And no, I don’t believe the not guilty verdict brought the kind of “closure” Casey’s parents claim to have now. We’re not any closer to solving the mystery of her death.

    But in the end, people who follow Christ should not be grabbing pitchforks and demanding vigilante justice just because a trial didn’t turn out the way we thought it should. Our response should be tempered with redemption. I’d recommend the following:

    Thank God for His mercy toward you. Every one of us deserves a guilty verdict from God because of our sins (see Romans 3:23), but in His perfect love He engineered a way to satisfy justice and yet grant us full pardon. If you truly know the forgiveness of Christ, you cannot cold-heartedly desire revenge for others. Our attitude should be guided by Ephesians 4:32 (NASB): “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has forgiven you."

    Pray for Casey Anthony and her family. Before you spend any more time analyzing the evidence, complaining about the jury or judging Casey’s motives, ask God to touch her. Do you believe He loves her? Could God have actually been involved in this unexpected verdict to give Casey more time to discover Him? Pray that Casey and her parents will come to know His salvation in a personal way. (P.S. This whole thing has reminded me that I’ve not spent too much time praying for O.J. Simpson, either.)

    Pray for the children who are abused every day and don’t get news coverage. According to the organization Child Help, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Almost five children die every day in the United States as a result of child abuse, and more than three out of four are like Caylee Anthony—under the age of 4.

    If Christians become more aggressive in addressing child abuse in all its forms—and channel our righteous anger in a positive direction—Caylee’s death will not have been in vain.


    This article is from Lee Grady's column FIRE IN MY BONES.  J. Lee Grady is contributing editor of Charisma. You can follow him on Twitter at leegrady. His most recent book is 10 Lies Men Believe (Charisma House).

  • Will God’s Wrath Fall on Casey Anthony?

    Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. But the debate continues in the court of public opinion.

    One Florida man was so enraged by the verdict, he launched a Facebook page called “Boycott Casey Anthony” to get his message out. Less than a day later, there are nearly 6,000 fans, demonstrating the passion that people across the U.S. have about this headline-making case.

    Noteworthy are the views of God’s judgment, hell and grace. Some on the page are pronouncing shame on the jury for the decision. And most are suggesting that Anthony go to the place Rob Bell doesn’t believe exists—hell. God (and Anthony) knows if she was involved in her daughter's death. Even if she was, Jesus can forgive her if she repents. But that's not the sentiment many online are taking.

    Following are a handful of responses from the Boycott Casey Anthony page that highlight people’s religious views in the wake of what they see as a travesty of justice. The responses are shocking, but not from a worldly point of view that leaves little room for grace:


    Bubbs M. wrote, “I hope she dies in hell.”


    Nicovia M. penned, “They should allow the stoning just for this matter ... Still wowed at the jury ... my heart goes out to the baby ... r.i.p.”


    Meanwhile, Andrew R. wrote, “There is a special place reserved in hell for child murderers. the state of Florida might not find you guilty, but you will face judgement. One way or another you will answer for killing kasey. You will pay the price.”


    Lydia P. writes, “OH MY GOD ... WHERE IS THE JUSTICE???????? I have comfort in knowing that GOD will be her final JUDGE ...”


    There was at least one voice of evangelism in the mix, though.


    Nicole I. wrote, “We are all guilty of breaking GOD's laws and we will either receive wrath and justice from HIM, or grace and mercy when we repent of our sins and place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross in our place. No matter what your personal OPINION, the LAW says she is NOT guilty of murder.”

    Charisma e-Magazine, Wednesday, 06 July 2011 12:22 PM EDT Jennifer LeClaire News - Featured News

  • SAVE MONEY ON TUITION WITH ATS STIMULUS PACKAGE

    In a recent strategic planning meeting of the Apostles Theological Seminary Senior Leadership Team a practical decision was made to offer a STIMULUS PACKAGE for 2011.

    This decision came out of discussion about the struggle many ministers and ministerial candidates are having in the today's economy. To encourage fivefold ministers and ministerial candidates to move forward with their ministerial training this package includes:

    1) REDUCING TUITION COSTS on all four ATS degrees, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral.


    The tuition for the Associate's degree has been reduced from $200.00 a credit hour to $100.00, the Bachelor's Degree from $300.00 a credit hour to $200.00, the Master's Degree from $400.00 a credit hour to $300.00, and the Doctoral Degree from $500.00 a credit hour to $400.00.


    2) GRANTING SCHOLARSHIPS to every student accepted into ATS.


    Scholarships may range from full tuition (which will be granted to deserving students) to 50% or 25% of the tuition required for a degree program (depending upon the student's financial situation or need). Students must apply for scholarships through the Admissions Office and supply appropriate financial information upon request.


    3) Finally, our NO-INTEREST FINANCING program completes the ATS STIMULUS PACKAGE and makes it possible for anyone desiring to do so to earn an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral Degree degree in Apostolic & Prophetic Studies for only $100.00 a month.


    Prospective students may contact the Office of Admissions at mhoward@atsvirtual.org. or 904-771-5375 regarding questions concerning ATS degree programs, course availability, tuition, scholarships, and interest-free payment programs.

     

     

  • IT IS TIME TO ENROLL FOR FALL SEMESTER 2011

    Classes are currently being formed for our Fall Semester 2011.

    It is not too early for you to decide which DEGREE and which COURSES you want to take for the FALL SEMESTER of ATS.

    If you enroll now, you will have time to apply for the right degree, forward your transcripts, apply for a scholarship, and make any necessary financial arrangements.

    Classes will begin September 12 and run through December 30.

    A few of the premier courses being offered during the Fall-Winter Semester are: AD250 The Non-Negotiables of Apostolic Christianity, AD501 Messiah's Day, AD700 Gospel of the King & The Transformation of Nations, AM190 Spiritual Formation For Ministry, AM250 The Work of Apostles and Apostolic Companies in the 21st Century, AM410 Imprecatory Psalms, Praying the Justice Prayers of the Church, NT463 Revelation of John, and EM400 Native Religions, Indigenous Peoples, and Christian Mission. All of these courses are required for all four of our outstanding degrees (Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral).


    In addition to these outstanding courses, ATS will also offer a new course entitled,

    Spiritual Authority. Using Watchman Nee's classic text, this important course will be taught by Dr. Jim Bradshaw, Dean of the School of Ministry and Applied Theology. Chancellor George Kouri is also offering a new course, Recovering The Keys of the Kingdom.


    To review ATS degree programs and course requirements go to

    http://www.atsvirtual.org/areas-of-study.


    To preview Current Course descriptions go to

    http://www.atsvirtual.org/current-courses.


    To read about the registration and enrollment process go to:

    http://www.atsvirtual.org/admissions.


    Please note: Beginning in February of 2011, ATS moved from an open format to a semester format for all of our online courses. This was done to enable our teachers and faculty overseers to oversee the courses and monitor the work of our degree students to assure the integrity of our degrees. ATS degree students may still enjoy the benefit of working online at their own pace. But all degree students will be assigned a faculty adviser.

     

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