Spiritual Intoxication

We have been experiencing this spiritual intoxication during the revival at our church. This blog was written by my pastor.

Pastor Zach Prosser

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled wit the Spirit
Ephesians 5:18, NKJV

Our society has become drunk on carnality. I’m not just speaking of alcohol–but the entirety of carnal pleasures. Moderation is not even a consideration when it comes to the  sin saturated world in which we live.

When it comes to heavenly delights, there’s no risk of over doing it. You can delight yourself in God as much as you would like. We can never have too much of God. At no time does someone reach a place of having received all from the Lord there is to receive. At no time does the believer become so satisfied that another drop from God’s boundless ocean of spiritual drink that he or she cannot take another indulgence.

Paul exhorts us to be filled, or “be being filled,” in the Greek. This is…

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Walking in Repentance and Revival

My church is experiencing a Great Awakening move of God I believe will spread throughout the nation. Here is a blog post from my pastor about it.

Pastor Zach Prosser

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord
Acts 3:19, NKJV

During the Great Awakening, Pastor Jonathan Edwards was met with persecution and resistance concerning the divine happenings in the services. There were supernatural signs and wonders like spontaneous laughter and joy, people falling on the floor, shrieks and crying out, and the like. In an effort to bring Scriptural clarity, Edwards explained from 1 John 4:1, and other scriptures what God was doing. The sermon The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of Godis a great message and worth reading today.

Let me highlight some of Edwards’s excerpts from the applications of this message:

  1. The Recent Extraordinary Influence is from the Spirit of God

The Spirit who is at work takes people’s minds off vanities of the world. He…

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Carole Brown

Toby’s Troubles

By Carole Brown

An Appleton, WV Romantic Mystery

Everyone loves Toby Gibson. A co-owner of Undiscovered Treasures, a unique shop of antiques, collectables and junk, Toby is friendly, generous to a fault, the director of the local plays in Appleton and supports his church’s youth functions. But the minute his sister, Caroline and her new husband, take off for their honeymoon, a “ghost” begins to haunt the shop—or maybe it’s just an intruder. If so, Toby has no idea for what the thing is looking. To add to his troubles, he suspects Amy, not only is bidding for the property he’s wanted forever, but is in love with him. And he’s not interested.

Amy Sanderson who owns the only flower shop in Appleton—Bloomin’ Life—is drawn into capturing Toby’s “ghost” when her own business is damaged by a destructive intruder. Having loved Toby since a teenager, she’s more than willing to join forces with him. But she has no interest in being his best friend or a sister to him. And if she has to resort to schemes of outbidding him at his frequent auction attendences to get his attention, then so be it. She can be just as stubborn as the man who’s determined to ignore her love.

In between the break-ins, destruction of property, thefts and personal competitions against each other, Amy and Toby work together to find the thief who seems so determined to find a valuable item, he’ll stop at nothing.

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Linda Rodante

Amber Alert

by Linda Rodante

Dangerous Series, Book 1

John Jergenson has played chess with God for years. But for God to send some five-foot-two, wild-haired girl into his life isn’t playing fair. Not when John’s promised to help with her Christmas program, not when she makes life worth living again, and not when a baby’s kidnapping leads to a dangerous confrontation.

 

As Long as You Both Shall Live

by Linda Rodante

Dangerous Series, Book 2

Commitment to God was easy in the jungles of Indonesia, but when John Jergenson returns home to have Sharee Jones refuse his marriage proposal and have someone try to kill them, his newly revived dedication to God is stretched to its limits—he thinks. Then Sharee’s abusive ex-boyfriend shows up and staying within God’s will? It just got harder.

 

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Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Leeann Betts

A Deadly Dissolution

By Leeann Betts

Carly loses more than daylight when the total lunar eclipse and crime come to town. Can she figure out what’s going on before the suspects escape?

The total lunar eclipse of October 2004 leaves more than Bear Cove, Maine, in the dark. The town’s newly-elected mayor, Walter Akerman, hires Carly to audit the town’s books but is then caught in a compromising situation with his secretary Evie Mack. A journalist in town to cover the eclipse turns up dead. Tom and Sarah’s adopted son Bradley comes to stay overnight to see the eclipse, then goes missing on a walk in town. When Mike’s car is in a serious wreck which the police say is an accident, Carly thinks somebody is trying to send her a message to stay away. How can she solve all these mysteries while not completely wearing herself to a frazzle?

Join Leeann July 9th at the Christian Fiction Lovers Suspense and Mystery FaceBook Party at this link.

Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Anne Greene

Red is for Rookie

By Anne Greene

RED IS FOR RACE

Tracking a kidnapper is an unusual assignment for a private investigator. But Matt is Holly’s lifelong friend. During the race to save him, Holly discovers a lot more than she bargained for. Matt’s in love with her.

RED IS FOR RISK

Holly’s world has never been more dangerous. Her mother’s convinced Holly will end up dead, so she hires a PI to protect Holly. She needs Stryker’s savvy and expertise and is eager for his help, though she risks her heart working with the danger-loving man.

RED IS FOR REVENGE

Stryker’s past returns to haunt him. The kidnapper wants revenge. Stryker risks his life Holly. The dangerous race transforms Holly from a Rookie into a seasoned PI. But with the two men turning her life upside down, can Holly take the heat?

Join Anne July 9th at the Christian Fiction Lovers Suspense and Mystery FaceBook Party at this link.

Christian Fiction Spotlight with Author Linda Shenton Matchett

Under Fire

by Linda Shenton Matchett

Set in April 1942, Under Fire tells the story of Ruth Brown whose missing sister Jane is declared dead. Convinced her sister is still alive, Ruth follows clues from their small New Hampshire town to war-torn London trying to find her. Discovering that Jane has been murdered results in a faith crisis for Ruth, and she decides she must find Jane’s killer. With the help of a German resistance member, Ruth catches the culprit and renews her relationship with God.

Join Linda July 9th at the Christian Fiction Lovers Suspense and Mystery FaceBook Party at this link.