August 6, 2017

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Terre Haute

Grace Communion

LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL

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Welcome 

August 6, 2017

“Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome”

Opening Prayer

“We Are Standing On Holy Ground”

“Spirit Of The Living God”

Prayers of Intercession 

  Worship Offering

 SERMON:

Closing Song

“Indescribable”

Closing Prayer

MISSION STATEMENT

Worship God in Spirit and Truth

Grow in His Grace and Knowledge

Share the Love and Hope we have in Christ.

NASA is Looking for Someone to Protect Earth From Aliens!  Aug 02 2017 – by: Prophecy in the News

Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a hero? How about the protector of mankind? Well now NASA is looking for just that – and it’ll pay a six-figure salary for the honor.

The U.S. space agency is currently in search not of life on other planets but of a “Planetary Protection Officer”, who can protect Earth and its inhabitants from alien invasion. The job, which is offering a salary of between $124,406 and $187,000 per year, involves preventing alien microbes from contaminating the Earth, as well as ensuring human space explorers do not damage other planets, moons and objects in space.

“Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration,” NASA wrote in the job posting on its website late last month.

Other duties include advising Safety Mission Assurance officials on planetary protection matters and ensuring compliance by robotic and human spaceflight missions.

It is not for those shy of responsibility, however. The Planetary Protection Officer role is one of just two such full-time positions in the world, according to Business Insider, and comes at the requirement of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. The other position is with the European Space Agency.

Do you want to look for the aliens or demons, as Dr. J.R. Church, founder of Prophecy in the News, always called them? Then applications to apply for this job are open until August 14, 2017.

Dr. J.R. Church, on occasion, spoke on what he believed to be the “alien world,” but cautioned that those who glorify aliens and sensationalize on the subject of aliens and their personal encounters are glorifying and inviting the demon world into their life. That can be very dangerous! Prophecy in the News, warns you of the dangers of alien/demon life.

Cabinet Members Launch White House Bible Study

There’s one weekly gathering of President Donald Trump’s executive branch that isn’t getting much coverage from the media but it may be one of the most influential — a Bible study.

“I don’t think Donald Trump has figured out that he chained himself to the Apostle Paul,” Ralph Drollinger, the head of Capitol Ministries, joked as he spoke to CBN News about the new study group.

Bible study regulars include Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

“It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life,” Drollinger said. “They are so teachable; they’re so noble; they’re so learned.

Drollinger, a former NBA player, founded Capitol Ministries “with the idea that if you change the hearts of lawmakers, then their Christian world view will guide them to make good policies,” Drollinger has started Bible studies in 40 state capitols and a number of foreign capitols. He also teaches weekly Bible studies for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.  And now he’s holding one with the executive branch, which Drollinger said has not happened in at least 100 years.

Drollinger said Pence has promised to attend, schedule allowing. “Mike Pence has uncompromising biblical tenacity and he has a loving tone about him that’s not just a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal,” Drollinger said.  Drollinger said he doesn’t think the spiritual awakening taking place in the White House isn’t just a coincidence.

“I just praise God for them,” Drollinger said. “And I praise God for Mike Pence, who I think with Donald Trump chose great people to lead our nation.”

Reported by: Penny Starr – Breitbart

God Owns the Land

There is one verse of Scripture, which declares the absolute ownership of, not only the Middle East, but the entire world: “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). Since God created the earth, the right to ownership is His. Whether man recognizes the existence of God or not is irrelevant, for in the final analysis God will lay claim to His earth. He not only owns the world, but also everybody in it. Among the continents, however, there is one special area to which God lays a unique claim. It is the land of Israel. There are several places in the Bible where God calls the land, “My land.” For instance, in Ezekiel 38:16 God condemns the mighty Gog and Magog for the invasion of His land: “And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land” (Ezekiel 38:16).  Here, God emphatically calls the land of Israel His land. That claim is repeated in Joel 3:2: “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land” (Joel 3:2).

Both of these verses pronounce a judgment upon Gentile nations for their part in denying the Jews a right to live in God’s land. Notice that God calls Israel, “My People,” and He calls their land, “My land.” When Gentile nations challenge the integrity of the land and its people, God steps forward to proclaim His judgment upon them.

A Covenant With Abraham

God is the absolute Owner of the land, and as such, had every right to evict the Jewish people 20 centuries ago. But He also has the right to bring them back in this generation. God is Sovereign over the land. Let us review Genesis 17 – the days of Abraham – and determine God’s sovereign disposition over HIS land. “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God” (Genesis 17:7-8).

There can be no doubt that such a covenant was declared and recorded 4,000 years ago. Ah, but the Arabs also claim to be descendants of Abraham. They are children of Ishmael.  –  Does not the land then also belong to them? You may recall, the Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, while the Jews are descendants of Abraham’s other son, Isaac.

Isaac’s Inheritance

The controversy was settled in Genesis 26:3-4. It is there that God narrows down the covenant to exclude the children of Ishmael. It was to Isaac that God said:

“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

“And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 26:3-4).  God not only promised the land to Isaac, but He gave what the Scripture declares to be “all these countries.” In fact, He used the term twice in His promise to Isaac.

Jacob’s Inheritance

However, Isaac had two sons – Jacob and Esau – and there is a good deal of evidence that the Palestinian people who live in the land today could be descendants of Esau. Do they not also have a claim to the land? God has decided that they do not have any claim on the Promised Land. He narrowed the inheritance of the land to Jacob and his descendants: “And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy lions; “And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land” (Genesis 35; 11, 12).

The proclamation is clear. God has promised the land to Jacob and his descendants – namely the 12 tribes of Israel. When we consider these three covenants together, the line of descents to which the land is promised is evident. In each case, God narrowed His promise of the land – from Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, and then to his descendants after him.

The Verdict

In view of God’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we must declare a verdict in favor of Jacob’s descendants. We have no choice. We stand without reservation on the side of Israel. We must conclude that the land of Israel has been given to the people of Israel – to the descendants of Jacob. However, we know that the people were evicted from their land almost 2,000 years ago. It is the prophetic Scripture to which we must look for the final disposition of the land – and the prophecies do not differ from the original covenant.

Had It Not Been For Israel

Humanly speaking, we owe our eternal destiny to Jacob’s descendants. If there had been no Israel, there would have been no patriarchs, no prophets, no apostles, no Bible, and no Savior.  In John 4:22 Jesus, Himself, summed up all of this in one simple statement. He said, “…for salvation is of the Jews.” Regardless of our nationality or background, we owe a spiritual debt to the Jewish people that can never be calculated. The first 11 chapters of Genesis serve as an introduction to the main theme of the Bible. They fill in the background and set the stage for all that is to follow. From that point forward, the Bible is essentially the history of Abraham and the nation that descended from him through Isaac and Jacob. The Bible is basically the story of Israel embracing both the past and future. Geographically, the Bible is set in the land of Israel, and historically, its theme is the people of Israel. It is a Jewish Bible penned by Jewish men, giving both the history and the future of the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Even the New Testament is a Jewish book. The most important Person in the New Testament, Jesus Christ, was a Jew. Furthermore, He did not lose His Jewish identity after His death and resurrection. Sixty-three years after His crucifixion, Revelation 5:5 still referred to Jesus as the “Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David.” He is still identified with the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is forever a Jew.  Furthermore, Jews penned all of the New Testament books. Contrary to the opinions of some, I am convinced that Luke was a Jew. The twelve Apostles were Jews. Paul, who became the Apostle to the Gentiles, was a Jew. Most of the co-workers of these great men were also Jews.  The writer of Hebrews tells us that the ultimate goal of all true believers is a “city which hath foundations whose Builder and Maker is God” (Heb. 11:10). In Revelation 21, the holy city New Jerusalem, is described as having gates and foundations. On its gates are inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. On its foundations are the names of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Every name inscribed in the New Jerusalem is a Jewish name. I must say that no one with an anti-Semitic prejudice could ever feel comfortable in the New Jerusalem.

 

Prayer Requests

Stormy Seas

Stormy Waters

Prayers for our Country and Pres. Trump

Prayers for God’s Church World Wide

Local Prayer Requests

Mary Coffey, Jerry Hudson, Helen Pavy – healing, strength & encouragement

Anita niece of Barb Hudson – proper medical treatment & healing      

George McFarland healing from surgery

Don Glover friend of Auxier’s – prayers for continued healing to avoid surgery.

GCI International Conference – In Orlando, the first week or more in August, over 1000 pastors, leaders and members from all over the world will gather together. Prayers for travel blessings, protection & joy for all.

Jim Wood – Diverticulitis – prayers for healing

Cameron (17 year old grandson of Connie Whitlock) Having some major health issues for which he has been to ER many times lately, and is now in Riley Children’s hospital in Indianapolis. Prayers for relief and healing – and for his family.

For Our Country and Government

Peggy Perry – (Pastor David’s Sister) will have hysterectomy for Stage 2 uterine cancer on August 14

Janis Beck –Prayers for complete healing and full use of hand

Doug Whitlock – For full recovery from ongoing health issues

Nancy Ray (Hope) Ongoing back pain and problems

Stephanie Snyder (wife of GCI pastor Jeff Snyder) Various health problems that are affecting vision in one eye and overall health

GC Indy – Prayers for Pastor Josh & Heather as they lead GC Indy – for insight & opportunities to share the life and love of Jesus in the Irvington area

Richard Cravens (friend of Jim & Donna Dunbar) Cancer

Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School– Prayers for safety & blessing & provision.

GCI International Churches & Mission Leaders  – Blessings, protection & provision as they share the Life & Love of Jesus, and train up new leaders and pastors. Prayers that they can share the gospel despite opposition.

Joe & Tammy Tkach – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement

Our Persecuted Christian Brothers and Sisters Around The World

For Divine Appointments To Touch Others With Jesus’ Life & Love

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