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Every day, 16 Christians are killed for their faith across the globe.
Afghanistan was just designated the most dangerous country for Christians in the world by a leading persecution watch group. In Nigeria, Christian pastors are beheaded. In India, Christians are jailed and discriminated against. In Pakistan, our affiliate on the ground is representing Christians on death row for their faith. The persecution is unbearable.
And in Afghanistan, the Taliban is going door to door looking for Christians to kill and unmarried women to take captive. Christians are hiding in their homes fearing what the Taliban will do to them – a genocidal persecution.
Our contact on the ground in Afghanistan reports that “men, women and children are subjugated, beaten, and executed for their beliefs that differ from the tyrannical Taliban.”
We are taking emergency action TODAY, submitting 5 critical written submissions directly to the U.N. on each of these countries – some of the absolute worst persecuting nations. Dying Christians need our voice. As we file at the U.N. TODAY, we urgently need your support.
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Pastor Ed and Amy Boston shared a National Day of Prayer podcast today. Click here to listen.
More and more discoveries continue to prove that the contents of the Holy Bible are accurate. Here are two recent stories that add to the long list.
The study of an ancient tablet that dates back nearly 3,000 years suggests that the biblical King Balak may have been an actual historical figure.
Published in Tel Aviv: The Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University, the study looks at the Mesha Stele and makes the determination that after looking at new photos of the cracked tablet, Balak existed, though the researchers are not 100 percent certain of it.
“After studying new photographs of the Mesha Stele and the squeeze of the stele prepared before the stone was broken, we dismiss Lemaire’s proposal to read (‘House of David’) on Line 31,” the researchers wrote in the study’s abstract. “It is now clear that there are three consonants in the name of the monarch mentioned there, and that the first is a beth. We cautiously propose that the name on Line 31 be read as Balak, the king of Moab referred to in the Balaam story in Numbers 22–24.”
To read the complete story, click here: https://www.foxnews.com/science/ancient-3000-year-old-tablet-suggests-biblical-king-may-have-existed
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a rare clay seal mark and a 2,600-year-old stone stamp bearing Biblical names amid the ruins of a building destroyed by the ancient Babylonians.
The amazing finds, which date to the First Temple period, were made in Jerusalem’s famous City of David. The artifacts were discovered in the remains of a structure razed in the 6th century B.C., likely during the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., according to experts.
In a statement, Prof. Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority, which oversaw the dig, said charred pottery shards were found in the building, indicating that the seal mark and stamp survived a major fire. Both artifacts feature ancient Hebrew script.
To read the complete story, click here: https://www.foxnews.com/science/rare-ancient-treasures-bearing-biblical-names-discovered-in-jerusalems-city-of-david
I had no advance plans to write this post. God must have wanted me to put this out because He sure got my attention this afternoon.
Amy and I have mostly rested up today, after her release from the hospital yesterday. We watched a couple of movies on regular television, as in not PureFlix or NetFlix or any other service like that, and two of the commercials literally disgusted me.
After that, I was checking email and I got a message from Faithwire about a topic that was equally disgusting.
First off, the commercials.
The first one was about the topic of erectile dysfunction. During the commercial, they showed cucumbers, carrots, and zucchini squash while making references to male erections.
I told Amy, that I was glad there weren’t any of our grandchildren sitting here watching television with us. And get this, it was in the middle of the afternoon!!!
I only heard the second one from the other room, but this was one of the statements made by a female, “what to expect when you lose your virginity”.
Call me old fashioned, a prude or whatever you would like, but this is totally unacceptable. It would be wrong in the middle of the night but during afternoon television? Are you kidding me!!!!!???
So I open my email and I found one from Faithwire on this topic, Three Porn Sites Are More Popular Than Netflix, Instagram and Twitter.
I won’t even discuss that topic, but you can click on the link and Faithwire can share the story.
What I will comment on is that Satan wants us, Satan wants our children, Satan wants our grandchildren and everyone else.
He is using what we hear and what we watch for his glory.
I’ve only got one thing to say about this!!!
Satan, in the Name of Jesus, get behind us through the help of the Holy Spirit.
To pay our R E S P E C T to the memory of Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul, we thought we would share classic Christian Hymn that she recorded in 1999.
People of every color loving one another tell me
What would heaven look like?
Bigotry and hate are absent only love and peace are present tell me
What would heaven feel like?
“To say that we were disappointed to see that Facebook had removed our video would be a gross understatement,” says group member Kay Insley. “I have to wonder if the content of the song was truly examined. In a time where the country seems to be more and more divided, we wanted to share a message of hope, love and universal togetherness. It seems in Facebook’s attempts to curtail questionable content they cracked down on a song trying to bring healing to our nation. We are a group made up of different cultures and beliefs from both sides of the aisle and reviewed the video extensively to make sure its content was not divisive. Within the first week of its release, we had people from all over the political spectrum and a broad range of religious beliefs reach out letting us know how much the video had meaningfully impacted them. Do we really live in a time where making a positive statement about people coming together is deemed political?”
Zion’s Joy! was founded by Robert W. Stevenson in 2008 and in the decade that followed they have performed throughout the United States, using their powerful voices and tight, rich harmonies to deliver a unique blend of old and new school gospel and contemporary Christian music. The line-up consists of Kay Insley, Camille McKnight, Lia Matthews, Karen Hall, Shekinah Caldron, Lynesha Sweeney, Patrick Taylor, Jeffery Porter and Ramone Griffith.
“This song has brought healing and hope to thousands that have listened to it,” says group member Karen Hall. “Our hope is that it would inspire people to love each other the way God loves us – unconditionally! We want Facebook to allow us to continue to spread this message.”
Watch the “What Would Heaven Look Like” music video here:
For more information, visit the band’s official website at http://www.zionsjoy.com.
Tomorrow is July the 4th and the Ed Boston Podcast is going to celebrate with a special podcast. There will be patriotic music, readings, historical facts, and much more. We will be announcing on social media when the podcast is online for you to hear.
For now, watch and listen to my sermon from this past Sunday evening – America’s Godly Heritage.
Below are some interesting things about this year’s Harvest Fest in Texas. Pastor Greg Laurie’s sermon was outstanding, so checking out the links below will let you experience that part.
The most important part of the event though is these figures:
Professions of Faith
2,354 – AT&T Stadium
1044 – Crossover Evangelism Teams
921 – Online Responses to the Gospel
5,967 – Host Locations
Total Professions of Faith: 10286
You can see everything about Harvest America 2018 by going here: Harvest America 2018.
Or you can go to the Harvest.org website and see a shorter version.
Here is the stream to tonight’s event.
Check that out! Three faith-based movies all in the top 12 last weekend. Think maybe the movie industry will realize that this is a major market? When you look at the gross ticket sales for the three combined – it’s $16.4 million.
If you’ve not seen any of the three, there is still time, and if you’ve already seen one (or more) it’s ok to go again. We certainly need to support our faith-based movies!
Here are the official websites for each movie: