I would certainly love to see that!Yet every endeavor has a beginning!
I pray this be one, which will move a nation to turn back to God!
Yes, so long as it is really the fire of God rather than the strange fire of men. Remember Nadab and Abihu!A great conflagration starts with a spark dear brother!
Let God's will be done and let us ask God to help us to always be in the center of His will.Let this ignite the flame of the Holy Spirit on the Body of Christ in a Nation that could do so much and has done so little lately. Let each as they depart from this be invigorated to move this part of the Body of Christ from tepid to being on fire for the Lord!!
Anything that is pointed in the right direction for God is worth it. Let God do the pointing.Keeping always that in so doing, that it is for the Glory of God and the increase of His Kingdom that our efforts are to be used for! For Children & Ambassadors which we are, need to be about His Work if we are not! Should we be, let us redouble our efforts and for those who have not, then let this at least be an awakening for them to do so!
As I said earlier dear brother. If all this effort and energy can be the vessel by which one is Saved! It is worth it! My hope is for many more, but it is as it always has been. His will, and by His Spirit alone.
Just so my friend and brother in Christ!Always with Love dear brother.
Dear sister @Ellie...so giving the Pope a platform, why would that matter?
Not childish at all Sister.I am looking for the right words.... but can't really find them. Forgive me if this either doesn't make sense or seems childish.
Why would we think that anything God has a hand in would also not try to be used by the enemy?? And what does the Pope have to do with anything? I mean, it could be (sorry I don't know a lot of well known Christian speakers)...it could be Billy Graham, Charles Stanley, John Piper ...any of them speaking and there would still be division to some extent....so giving the Pope a platform, why would that matter?
In the end, aren't we all drawn to the Father differently, by different means? He will be faithful right? So if someone hears of a large Christian gathering and is drawn to it...how can that be bad?
I'm just trying to understand...perhaps I am missing something. :coffee:
Heck, I was thinking of going at one point (but can't get off that much time from work after a recent trip) and my thought was to go and minister/witness to the Christians!! hehe.... love on them and encourage them in their identity...its time some start to wake up
It has all the signs of the campaign that has been going on for some time now to bring all religions together into a one world religion. The pope and President Obama and Rick Warren (somewhat) are pushing this big time. The church has been moving in this direction for some time now with the dilution of the gospel and the focus on entertainment in the church. The big thing being pushed is to remove what divides us. What divides us? The gospel does: sheep and goats. What these people want is to rid us of all that divides us so we all come together as one, so they do away with the parts of the gospel which do divide us, and they make Jesus out to be a do-gooder who everyone loved. Not all of these people are preaching a diluted gospel, though, at least not on the surface, though I have found that even some who are preaching the full counsel of God are subtly slipping in what is not of God to unsuspecting ears. We need to be wise, and we need to be discerning. Just because this looks good on the surface doesn't mean it is good. I had a similar thought as Rag4acrown about how Satan may use this gathering. Anyway, I also did some research. This is one article I read: DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A FALSE REVIVAL? - Evangelical, Charismatic, Emerging Leaders, & Pope Francis Unite for "Together 2016" in Washington, DC -. The article is about the Reset 2016.@Jesus_is_LORD @Fragrant Grace @amadeus2 @rag4aCrown @Brad Huber
After some research I've had to pull my support of this. Though not a primary initiator of this. The Pope will be given a platform to speak via video. Sadly, for that reason I can no longer put my backing to this. I've found separate places where this is confirmed. I should have done better research. Some might argue that the Pope as being only a small part of this should not out weight the possible good that could come of it. Dear Sister Rag4aCrown was correct in her initial statement! After that post I should have be diligent in my responsibilities to all concerned and do the necessary follow up research to have found this out much earlier.
Here a couple of links stating the information concerning the Pope's speaking at this event via video.
The Pope and Hillsong will unite "Together 2016" in Washington D.C.
Pope Francis to speak at DC Christian gathering "Together 2016"
I beg every ones' forgiveness for not doing so.
A sad Brother in Christ
Thank-you sister for your attention to this. This is one of the sites I've used over the years for researching on the subject of the Emergent Church/Contemplative Spirituality. Sadly, it always seems to lead by to Rome.Anyway, I also did some research. This is one article I read: DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A FALSE REVIVAL? - Evangelical, Charismatic, Emerging Leaders, & Pope Francis Unite for "Together 2016" in Washington, DC -. The article is about the Reset 2016.
Amen! We can never compromise our faith in Jesus Christ for the sake of "unity," which is what the pope and others are pushing.Thank-you sister for your attention to this. This is one of the sites I've used over the years for researching on the subject of the Emergent Church/Contemplative Spirituality. Sadly, it always seems to lead by to Rome.
I've received correspondence from one of the attendees ministry team and to be expected, the response had little to do with addressing the issue, but rather only an attempt in justifying the continued attendance. None of us can walk the path for another when they choose to walk the one that leads to destruction after being warned.
We can stand in the gap of those who are needful, but that speaks of united front in doing so. This "unity" that they speak of is founded on the precepts of man and not God. For if it were of God they would not mix darkness with light and water down the salt of the world that we are supposed to be. Being Pure and Holy with our prayers coming before the Throne of our Lord and Savior. We might then receive Holy Spirit change moving the people of God in this Nation. Then we would bring blessed increase to the Kingdom of God and most assuredly to His Glory. To His Glory Alone.
As sister Rag4aCrown has stated. Prayer indeed are needed for our Brothers and Sisters who are caught up in this!