Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering remember 911 - September 11, 2020

By Chet Nowlen

I remember 911, do you? Do you remember we were attacked? Do you remember CNN airing the Iraqi women and children jumping up and down shouting for joy the day of the attack? Do you remember the Iraqi men shooting their rifles up in the air and rejoicing because America has been attacked? I thought it strange that the news media shopped showing the footage of Iraqi women and children dancing for joy over the death of thousands. They usually replay clips for days on end. I suspect they feared it would cause Americans to retaliate against the muslim community here in America.

A holy war of Jihad has been declared against America because she is so hated. She is hated because of the freedoms we have been afforded in our constitution. The extremist Islam movement got its start in the 1950's with the trip of one man's trip to America. He was so shocked by our freedoms he vowed to destroy America. His hatred spread all across Islam and thousands have joined his holy war cause.

I do not condone the burning of a religion's holy book as a way of showing revenge for 911, nor do I condone the burning of the Holy Bible or the American Flag. According to our constitution Americans have the right to protest as a part of our freedoms, however, there are people from other religions do not understand our freedoms and constitutional rights, nor do they care to understand when it comes to the burning of their holy book.

The pastors in Florida and Murfreesboro, Tennessee have the right, according to our constitution, to protest in the way they have said they would, but is it the right thing to do? We have rights according to our constitution, but just because we have the right to do something does not make it right or responsible for us to do whatever we want to do. I say the pastors should stick to preaching to good news of Jesus Christ and forget about the protest they have in mind. We are in fact in a war, but not a war of flesh and blood. Our war is against principalities and powers and rulers of darkness. These enemies are spiritual enemies that influence people to hatred and murder of innocent people for what they believe will please their god.

I am not suggesting this for fear of what the Jihadist may do, but rather as a matter of the Christian responsibility of doing what is right. I am concerned however, that Christians today have become so passive we do not know how to fight against the darkness that is trying to destroy our nation. Why is this so? It’s because the church no longer teaches God’s word. Many Christians do not know God’s word because their church has not taught them the importance of studying the word, meditating on the word, and speaking the word. The passive church has taught that much of the Bible as history and does not need to be read and believed. Where do you think that kind of thinking came from?

Immediately after 911 America, and the world, prayed to our God, but now many people have forgotten and have stopped praying. In just nine short years many American have turned their back on God and no longer think they need Him. Just the opposite is true. There is a movement of a few that are hell bent on destroying our country from within and many American's are so naïve they do not see, nor understand, what is happening right before their eyes. These few are hell bent on converting America to socialism / communism. These forms of government destroy freedom and place the people in slavery. Who do you think is behind this radical change? Is it the Democrats or the Republicans? There are people of both parties that are supporting this conversion, but who is driving them? You guessed it, Satan himself!

I declare that now, more than ever, is the time for American Christians are to put on their spiritual armor and pray for American to be delivered from what enemy is trying to do to our country. America is the only country in the world that holds the rest of the world together. If America falls then the rest of the world does not have a chance. The world will fall into chaos, which what the enemy wants. He is pushing this in order for a one world leader (his servant) to rule the world.

The enemy will not destroy America if American’s will fight for our country with the only weapons that will defeat the enemy – our prayers – our faith – and our words. When you waste your time listening to the words of doom and gloom of the mainstream news media, TV shows, and movies you are listening to the world’s words of fear doubt and unbelief spun by the enemy himself. What makes matters worse is most Americans, even Christians, are listening to the enemy’s words and saying what the enemy says. When you repeat the words of the enemy you are expressing that you have a stronger trust in your in fear than in your faith that God will protect and deliver you from the snares of the enemy. Faith is based on trust in God and fear is based on what enemy says which may or may not ever happen.

The two are opposing forces to each other and do not work together at all. When you speak what God’s word says about a particular thing you are expressing your trust in God that He will do what He said He will do. You are using the God kind of faith in that you are speaking of things that are not as though they are. When you speak words of fear you are using that same principle of speaking of things that are not as though they are. However, whichever words you speak you are releasing a creative force that causes your words to come to pass. If you speak words of fear then the things that you have feared will come to pass. If you speak words of faith based on what God said then the things that you have said in faith will come to pass.

The enemy cannot do anything of himself as he is a defeated foe. His time is short and he is turning up the heat in order to drag more people with him where the fire never burns out. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t hear someone say, “People are acting crazy, I do not ever remember at time when people behaved so badly.” In my line of work I am exposed people every day that are on edge and become very angry over the least little thing. What’s making these people so unhappy? I believe subconsciously they have lost their hope because of listening to negative comments of the media.

The enemy is a spirit and can do nothing in this physical world except for what he can talk you into doing for him. The enemy is able to whisper his deception in the hearts of man through his thoughts. When a person takes the enemy’s thoughts and expresses those thoughts out loud they have become that persons thought words and those words are the creative force that the enemy uses against us. This is how he influences people to do the things they do. The enemy was able to trick Adam and Eve with the use of half truths and persuasion. He persuaded them to receive the thoughts that God didn’t tell them the whole story and that God didn’t really mean what He said. The couple took the enemy’s thought as their own and willfully committed the act disobedience which caused the curse to come upon them.

Adam could have taken control of the situation and put a stop to the tricks of the enemy, but instead he entertained the thoughts the enemy had planted in him because he wanted what the enemy told him he could have had. Adam did get what the enemy had promised, but it was not as good what he thought it would be. The enemy can plant a pretty picture in your mind and lure you into believing a lie. It’s never as good as he says it will be.

So what is the solution? The answer is found in the heart of every individual. What’s planted in your heart comes out of you by the words you speak. Listen to yourself talk and pay close attention to what you are saying as out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If you are speaking words of fear, doubt and unbelief (the enemy’s words) then you have to change what’s in your heart. The only way to change what’s in your heart is to meditated on God’s word and speak what God’s word has to say about you. Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the word of God. The more you hear yourself say God’s word the deeper His word is planted in your heart and whatever is planted in your heart is what will come out of your mouth. The answer lies if our getting to know God by meditating on His words and by saying and doing what He says (expressing His words) and not what the enemy says. Matthew 7:24 (read the whole chapter)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Prayer Request from Sarah

Several months ago, I believe I may have contacted your website in regard to a man whose name is William ("Bill"). If I am correct about having previously contacted your site, I thank you for your prayers and ask that you please continue to pray with me for this man's salvation (also, for those in his life who don’t know Jesus). I am not in a position to witness to this man personally, but others have been contacted to this regard. Please ask the Lord to extend His spirit to facilitate and lead a conversational witness through anyone whom He may choose. Please ask God to extend His grace toward Bill, doing everything needed to chase him, overcome his pride, lift the veil from his eyes, bring conviction to his heart and show him his need for a Savior. Like us all, Bill has made some mistakes, and has unfortunately had some tragic things to happen in his life. At this time, he is struggling with. Please also ask God to sober him, to protect him, to purify his mind, to work on his heart with His spirit; that He’ll place him in the company of believing friends, and that He will not only save Bill, but will use his testimony to bring others to Christ and further the kingdom.

I’ve been praying for this man for a long time, now. Regardless of what His will may be, please ask the Lord to uphold my faith in Him; to keep my faith strong in knowing that His word will not return to me void.

In Him for His glory and with sincere thanks,

Sarah S

1 Timothy 2:1-4, Romans 8:31-32;8:37
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Chet's Reply to Sarah's Prayer Request

Hi Sarah S,

Thank you for your request for prayer. I will be glad to join in agreement with you for Bill to come to know Jesus in a real and personal way. When you said, " . . . ask God to sober him . . ." reminded me of my Dad's miracle story. My Dad was a lot like Bill. He was a good man, but there were some horrible mistakes in his past that haunted him, and he spent most of his life hiding in a bottle. In case you haven't read the story on my BLOG just click on the link below:

The Lord Heard My Prayer For My Dad

Sarah your prayers for Bill will come to pass just as you say it will and because Jesus said, ". . . Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsover he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive (the correction interpetion of this word is received - past tense) them, and ye shall have them." Now the key to answered prayer is found in the next verse, "And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have an ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses, But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:22-26

It looked impossible for my Dad to change because he hated Christians. He had been badly hurt by a Christian and swore he would never be like them. On the surface my Dad looked like a mountain that was impossible to move, but I kept on believing for him without preaching to him. I let the Holy Spirit have His way and He dealt with my Dad's heart in a miraculous way. He was able to do what no amount of witnessing or preaching could do.

Notice Jesus said that whosoever shall say - that means you have to talk to the mountain and tell it to be removed. This mountain that Bill has is not a rock but rather a stone heart. So Jesus is saying for you to speak to that stone heart of Bill's and tell it to be gone. The next step is called faith. Jesus said you are to believe the thing you have just said has already come to pass. Believe in your mind's eye that it's a done deal, your prayer is already answered. Use your mind's eye and see Bill already changed based on what you have said. You do not have to keep praying the same prayer if its already happened, so there is no need to keep praying for the same issue. Just believe and it shall come to pass just as you have said! If may not have manifested itself right now, but by faith it has and it will come to pass in the Holy Spirits timing, not ours.

As long as there is no unforgiveness in your heart, your words the thing that you have said for Bill is already happened. It's like planting a seed. It takes time for the seed to germinate before it bursts through the soil and eventually you will see the harvest of your faith.

Now after you have planted your seeds of faith, by the words you have spoken, your job is to relax and let the Holy Spirit go to work on that stony heart. Your words now are past tense words, i.e., "Thank God Bill has accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior." You do not say these words directly to Bill until it has manifested, but you can say them out loud while you are praying or just driving down the road all by yourself. Give God thanks out loud for delivering Bill. Thank God for cleansing Bill's heart. Thank God for delivering Bill from alcohol. Thank God for hearing your prayer and answering them. Thank God that you do not have to keep praying for Bill because He has already answered your prayer.

Let's pray together, "Father in Heaven" I give you thanks for being such a loving Father. Thank you for hearing our prayers and answering them in Your timing and in your ways as Your ways are much better than our ways.

Lord God I pray for Sarah and give thanks for her as she has cared enough for Bill to request prayer for him. Lord I join Sarah in prayer for Bill to come to know Jesus and I thank you Father because it has already happened because Sarah has spoken to the mountain and has cast it in the sea. She has spoken to the mountain and has cast the image of problem out of her mind because now she sees the answer to her prayer instead. She sees Bill as a new man in Christ Jesus and she see him living for You and serving You. Sarah now speaks words of faith that what she has prayed for she has also believed will come to pass in its own timing just like a seed planted in good soil. Sarah knows her prayer will come to pass because she has not doubted in her heart and because your Word says that whatever things we desire when we pray we believe we have received them and we shall have them. Sarah speaks whatever your words are and her prayers are answered based on your words.

Lord thank you for bringing our words, spoken in faith for Bill, to pass. Lord thank you that we see the harvest already happened in our mind's eye and we will also see the physical manifestation take place in your timing.

Lord I give thanks for Sarah ask Your blessing upon her life and her ministry. We are all called to be ministers of the gospel by the words we speak and I pray that her words will be a blessing to everyone that comes in contact with her."

In Jesus Name,
Amen

Sarah the Word of God is His Will. His will is that all be saved and that none shall be lost. God has given His Will (His Words) to use in reaching the lost. Jesus said that we shall know that we are His when we follow his sayings and do what He said. When we say and do what He said then we have His will working to accomplish what He wants to happen. His calling is for a people that will stand in the gap using the power of His words - this is what will prepare the world for His soon coming. You are called to be a minister of the gospel and are called by His Word, His will to declare the good news. To everyone you come in contact with.

Sarah, I would like your permission to post your prayer request and our prayer on my BLOG. Please advise if I have your permission. Please also feel free to add any comments or questions.

Sincerely,
Chet Nowlen
http://www.welldoneblog.info/
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Sarah's Reply

Thank you, Chet. I very much appreciate your help to pray for this man. I've taken what you've written to heart, have prayed the prayers you posted, and am giving thanks to God for what He is already doing and will do, because He said so. Thank you, for the encouragement and counsel that help to strengthen my faith.

You asked if it will be alright to place this prayer request on your blog. I would be pleased for you to do that, and will certainly write again to update when I have good news to share. It will be a praise report, but I have begun giving praise today.

in Him for His glory and with sincere thanks,

Sarah S.
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