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Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:05

America’s Only Answer

HOPE FOR TODAY   CLAY CENTER, Kan., October 20, 2016 | Christian News Service | – When we look at the state of America through the lens of news headlines it is not very buoyant.  And if our news sources supposedly reflect the true nature of our country then I must say they are only getting half the story.         Typically, alongside the daily bad news they report stories about efforts to turn our country around through elections, new laws, religion, education, conferences, summits, awareness campaigns, improved research and analysis, healthcare, poverty relief, volunteerism, social justice and much more.  Yet, America continues to decline and the world with it.  All these attempts are good things.  They have made pockets of progress and been a genuine help.  However, they are lacking and temporal at best.  The Scriptures give us the answer saying, “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).  Jesus is the name, the person, in which America’s future rests.  When we leave Him out of our efforts for change we do so to our peril.       Prayer is one practical way in which we can bring Jesus into the middle of our nation’s woes.  Prayer in His name can do the impossible.  People are seeing this and during 2016 our national prayer life has grown exponentially.  This year we have seen news worthy movements of prayer that have largely been ignored by most of America’s top news outlets.  Here is just the ones I am aware of:  Azusa Now; United Cry; Burlington, North Carolina revival; Harvest America; Decision America Tour; West Virginia revival; The 8-8-8 God Speaking Initiative; Together 2016; The Gathering and Cry Out.  I am confident there are more.  It is no stretch to say these events have reached millions in America and across the world.  Though unconnected they have four things that unite them.  1) The United States is in a moral and spiritual decline.  2)  The rate of decline is a cause for serious alarm.  3)  There is only one solution – Jesus.  4)  We must seek Jesus in prayer and go announce Him anew boarder to boarder.   These gatherings are producing large swaths of people, scattered all across the nation, to call upon Jesus.  Their calling out for His intervention into the lives of individuals, and for the soul of America.  It is a historic time.    The news headlines are only telling half the story of the state of our union.  It is a time to believe and persevere.  Press…
ATLANTA, Geo., September 26, 2016 | ChristianNewsService.com | -- Today, as the first round of the U. S. general election presidential debates approaches, two parties will be represented on stage tonight. Which party will champion all human life from the womb to the tomb? As the candidates go through their preparation regiments for tonight's battle, we need to prepare to listen without having our feelings prevent us from hearing truth. This cannot be a personality contest or an emotional who owes us an apology exercise. We can't afford to be distracted by division. We, the Acts 17:26 "One Blood, One Human Race" family must unite in prayer so that God will heal our nation! "We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is now time to consider the platforms. Which candidate will promote justice, safety, and human dignity for all Americans, in the womb, after birth and throughout their lives? Please join and support this urgent prayer appeal by praying with us the Election Prayer for Life. Also, please agree with me in prayer at https://youtu.be/52KilPf3q3M and sign this Open Letter, YOU NEED TO VOTE.  Also, since the African American community is in the spotlight during this election cycle, you might find this Town Hall Meeting of interest. Finally, as we prepare to view tonight's debate, pray for the candidates and continue to support us as we PRAY FOR AMERICA. ### Request an Interview here
Atlanta, Ga., July 1, 2016 / Christian News Service / -- On July 4, 1776, America declared independence from British rule. The extraordinary Declaration of Independence remains the centerpiece of the Fourth of July holiday which is still observed in America today.   This year as we celebrate Independence Day in America, we have much to celebrate and even more to pray for. There is unrest within and without our borders. Reports of terror and want flood our airwaves. And yet all is not lost.    Now is the time to turn our eyes to Heaven and our hearts to God in prayer for leaders who will agree with George Washington in 1776. "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."   As we celebrate the holiday this year, please let us pray for repentant hearts, godly leaders, the sanctity of life and family, civil rights for the unborn, freedom from tyranny within and without our borders, and the cessation of violence and strife among the members of the beloved community.    My Uncle Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: "The Declaration of Independence proclaimed to a world, organized politically and spiritually around the concept of the inequality of man, that the dignity of human personality was inherent in man as a living being. The Emancipation Proclamation was the offspring of the Declaration of Independence. It was a constructive use of the force of law to uproot a social order which sought to separate liberty from a segment of humanity."    Uncle M. L. also said that when we regard the human personality, we won't murder people. There is too much hatred and violence in the world  today and not enough love. Let's transform our nation this holiday, with a commitment to uphold life, liberty and righteous Justice.    Pray for America.       ###   Media Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel:347-286-7277 Request an Interview    
"Of course pray for everybody... [but] we can’t be, again, politically correct and say we pray for all of our leaders, because all of your [political] leaders are selling Christianity down the tubes, selling the evangelicals down the tubes. And it’s a very, very bad thing that’s happening.” Donald Trump "Don't pray to be politically correct. Pray to be spiritually correct." Alveda King Yesterday, sitting among 1,000 Judeo-Christian apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, all spiritual leaders in America at a "Conversation with Donald Trump and Ben Carson" and emceed by Mike Huckabee, I heard Donald Trump say "pray for everybody" but "don't be politically correct."  Since the meeting was closed to media reporting, we need to understand that information can only trickle out through the biased perspectives of the attendees, me included.  If we are completely honest, we can agree that the main, number one issue of concern presented to Mr. Trump by the body as a whole was religious liberty. Mr. Trump assured the attendees that protecting religious liberty is a primary concern for him and is at the top of his to do list.  He further promised to appoint Prolife Supreme Court justices. He promised that "America will be free to say Merry Christmas" again. He promised economic justice as a means of lessening the bands of racism. He promised safe borders for America. He promised to strengthen our military to protect our nation. He gave God the credit for giving him intelligent children. So sorry you couldn't be there to hear all of this.  At no time did Mr. Trump advise that Americans need to disobey the Bible. Those words did not come out of his mouth.  Looking forward, the estimated 1,000 leaders in the room have platforms that impact millions of Americans. Now our challenge is to now turn away from railing at each other and the candidates and truly obey the Bible ourselves.  Please join me now in praying for Mr. Trump, Mrs. Clinton, all congressional, gubernatorial, state, county and local candidates, that God will, according to Romans 13 and 1 Timothy 2:2 bless us so that America can have peace and prosperity.  Amen? ### Media Contact:Dianne Rogers615-414-8807Request an Interview    
Staten Island, NY, March 9, 2016 | Christian News Service | – Evangelist Alveda King, Director of the now “Civil Rights for the Unborn (CRU), The African American [Anti-Abortion] Outreach for Priests for Life” had this to say about why “so few African Americans and Catholics vote for prolife candidates.” King, the daughter and niece of 20th century civil rights leaders Rev. A. D. King and his brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a civil rights activist in her own right says:  “For decades we have often wondered why so many African Americans who are spiritually conservative and Catholics who are naturally prolife by nature vote en masse for pro-abortion and anti-family values candidates. The answer is simple; the politics of closed election primaries in many states herd otherwise conservative voters onto the plantation into the Democrat stables. That’s where the donkeys abide.” Pointing to a recent “Meet the Candidates” and “Know Your Voting Rights”voter info campaign as a tool, King believes that simple lessons in what she calls “Politics 101 for Value Votes” will empower more voters to cast the ballot according to “convictions rather than political correctness.” King says that “the reports are coming in now about how many African Americans are going to the polls and given ballots that have only two candidates from which to choose. When they ask about the missing candidates, they are given party specific ballots and not so gentle nudges and directives such as “this is our ballot in this state.” Or, if you want to vote for another party, you have to sign a pledge that you are no longer a member of the party of your choice. Many people believe that it is disloyal if not downright illegal to vote for a person outside of the voter’s registered party.  So, out of fear of what they consider to be disrespect in some cases and coercion in all too many cases, people vote for their parties rather than convictions. Case in point; in the 2016 Georgia primary, my son and I wanted to cast votes for candidates who were not on the ballot we were directed to. It took about 15 minutes to explain that we wanted to vote for someone on another ballot. There was an attempt to shame us into asking for the other ballot out loud. So finally I announced very loudly to the entire room: “I need a ballot with…
Friday, 18 December 2015 22:26

Praying for Those in Authority

"Pray for kings and all who are in authority [high positions], that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way." 1 Timothy 2:2 ATLANTA, GA, December 18, 2015 | Christian News Service | -- Just  a week away from Christmas, on December 17, 2015 in the "wee hours of the morning," what Jesus described in Mark1:35 as "a great while before day," I had a dream. The Williams-King Family Legacy births "dreamers" in every generation. MLK is the most famous member of our legacy. Yet, for example, Daddy King's prophetic dreams, one of which included seeing me three years before my conception in 1950, saved and redirected many lives during his lifetime. In 2007 for instance, I had a dream of Senator Barack Hussein Obama, which led me to understand that he would become President of the United States. Well, on December 17, 2015 I dreamed again of the President. The audio of the dream is a "rough draft" coming awake from sleep. What is resonating from this dream is the reality that America must turn away from "king making", and president making, and politician making practices, and ask God to heal and save our land. In the "new" dream about the President, my broken heart needed mending. Why I was in a place where Mr. Obama was part of this dream, God only knows. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32. Remember, expressing love for one another and having good manners will take you far. I have learned to pray for all leaders, regardless of faith denominations, religious affiliations, political persuasions, socio-economic status, whatever -- with the same "heart cry;" that God would touch them and guide them, whether I think they deserve it or not. After all, none of us deserved Jesus, and look at the John 3:16 gift that God grants to every human being! Think about it. Just looking at the Republican Presidential Election field, there are several leaders who have offered themselves as candidates. Among themselves, like anyone, they each have strengths and weaknesses. What is needed as people consider voting for them, is regardless of whichever ranks as a favorite, voters need to understand that destroying the reputation of one in order to promote the chances of another is a nasty, worldly way of thinking. We can have our "favorites" and vote for them. Yet we should be mindful to remain…
ATLANTA, GA, December 7, 2015 | Christian News Service | -- Meet Abraham's sons [and daughters].   See how they love one another – “even unto death” words of the Romans watching Christians with awe and growing respect, to the point that brutal civilization which saw Christians as a threat and an abomination to their gods converted their hearts.         This short video needs to be seen and shared.  It relates the conversion of a hard core Muslim youth to Christianity (hard core, it would seem) with the catalyst – that Roman quote "even unto death" - put into local and intense action.  You will love this! -- Its message needs to be multiplied all over the country and the world exponentially!       With the present onslaught of terrorists’ outbreaks in America and around the world comes the urgent reminder of how everywhere people need the Lord.       Now, as we pray for the families who have lost loved ones to terrorism in America and around the world, let's examine some facts surrounding the terror.    Abraham's Family Feud   The family feud between Muslims and Jews aka Arabs and Hebrews is ancient. They have the same natural Grandfather, Abraham. For a solution, reconciliation is required. All the bombs and guns in the world won't do it. Isaac and Ishmael must come together in God's love and grace. All Arabs and Muslims aren't evil.    Conflict between the two natural sons of Abraham began from the very start. Genesis 21:9 says the conflict began just after Isaac was weaned: "Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking."   Galatians 4 tells us that Ishmael had been "born according to the flesh" while Isaac had been "born according to the promise." Isaac replaced Ishmael as the favored son and heir. This, of course, made Ishmael jealous and bitter. As a result, he mocked and disdained his half-brother. Eventually the situation became so intolerable that Abraham's wife Sarah demanded that Ishmael and his Egyptian concubine mother, Hagar, be expelled permanently from Abraham's family.   But YHWH loved Hagar and her son, and had mercy upon them. He promised Hagar that her son would beget twelve princes who would become a great nation. Ishmael then went to live in the wilderness region of Hejaz in what became known as the Arabian Peninsula. He indeed had twelve patriarchal sons…
The following is submitted by Dr. Alveda King: “Let not your heart faint, and be not fearful at the report heard in the land, when a report comes in one year and afterward a report in another year, and violence is in the land, and ruler is against ruler.” – Jeremiah 51:46 ESV ATLANTA, GA, December 4, 2015, |Christian News Service | -- Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA has taken over the news cycle for the last two days and rightly so as it is a horrific tragedy. On the same day there was a lesser reported mass shooting in Savannah, GA. While perhaps there were not enough people killed to make Savannah a ‘big’ story, as the Washington Post noted, “The local news barely acknowledged the murder: One local television station covered it in three paragraphs. The same article also points out that mass shootings have ‘become normal,’ 355 of them in 2015. In a seemingly unrelated chain of events, last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs brought on a firestorm of blame at pro-lifers.  Rev. Frank Pavone writes: “Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, wrote, ‘We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.’” “Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), was more explicit in her statement to blame the pro-life movement for Friday’s incident, stating, ‘Although anti-abortion groups may condemn this type of violence when it happens, the way that they target and demonize providers contributes to a culture where some feel it is justifiable to murder doctors.’” Let's keep in mind that these women deliberately omit to admit that millions of babies have been legally violently dismembered or chemically killed in America by abortion. And many mothers have been maimed or killed in the process.   There's more. Lest we forget, the "Black Lives Matter" cries remain as part of the bigger picture. Yes, Black lives matter, all black lives matter [including aborted babies, black on black crime victims, incarcerated youths, etc.]. Indeed all lives matter because John 3:16 says God loves the whole world and that means everybody. We, as one human race (Acts 17:26), are in this thing together whether we like it or not.  What we are missing here is the not so subtle connection to what on the surface seems to…
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