Freedom’s Ekklesia Song

Ekklesia —
When we see a
Gathering be a
Body led by Christ;
The living Jesus Christ.
Ekklesia —
A galleria
Of God’s gifts flowing
Through ordinary
People like you and me.
Christ will lead ya.
He will build His
And hell’s gates can’t
Stand against it.
We want to see Ya
In Your ekklesia!
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What is ekklesia? Read more about the ekklesia–the lost word of the Bible–here.
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Black Friday vs. Good Friday

black friday

To miss out on Black Friday is no big deal!
–To miss out on Good Friday is to miss out on the greatest pardon in world history.
(You won’t find the best deal on Black Friday. You find the best deal on Good Friday when Jesus paid the price for every wrong thing you have ever thought, said, or done.)

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Meeting With The Living, Resurrected Jesus

Jesus wants gatherings of His followers
To be more than audience-style church services.
He wants to personally lead and direct His people,
Demonstrating His actual presence and power,
Through what He leads each of them to say and do.

The living, resurrected Jesus Christ
Is not confined to a lecture
By a church professional
In a religious meeting.
He is working everywhere,
Speaking inside human hearts,
To all who are courageous
And willing to listen.

Most people go to church saying,
“I wonder what the preacher
Is going to talk about today.”
People go to Spirit-led ekklesia, saying,
“I wonder what Jesus will do today.”
Jesus in our midst!
“It was only the repressing and ultimately, I am afraid, the all-but extinguishing of the Holy Spirit’s urgings, that has led to the dead way in which many services are conducted.” —Catherine Booth
“We are the very hands and feet of Christ, and as we experience His promptings, we find ourselves in the right place and time.”
–Salvation Army Major Bryce Davies


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I’ll fight with spiritual weapons!

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Plenty of people will fight with the physical weapons of guns and bombs. Where are the people who will dare to fight with spiritual weapons instead?

Christ-followers are called to fight evil with spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. So what are the powerful weapons that Christ-followers are called to use against evil?
* Prayer, * Fasting, * Repentance, * Faith, * Loving your enemies, * Declaration of Scriptures, * Gifts of the Spirit, * Supernatural signs & wonders, * Binding and/or casting out demons, * Worship, * Confession, * The blood of the Lamb, * The word of their testimony, * Wisdom, * Speaking in tongues, * Doing the most good, * Non-cooperation with evil, * Writing, * Forgiveness, * Supernatural discernment, * Anointed words that penetrate people’s hearts with God’s light, * Evangelism, * Spirit-led acts of kindness.
–(Do these weapons always accomplish our desired outcome? No. But guns and bombs don’t always accomplish desired outcomes either!)
–“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” –2 Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)

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Has human trafficking ever been honorable?

If human trafficking is cruel and evil in 2015, how can we call it honorable in 1776?

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Overcoming Your Inner Terrorism

–My Spiritual Warfare Poem: Overcoming Your Inner Terrorism–
Throw out your inner foes.
Never settle for or surrender to
Their tormenting inner flows,
Their torturous status quo.
You can’t “Just say no.”
You’ve got to make
Your inner enemies go
With your spiritual ammo —
Continually fighting within,
Like a commando,
Or a charging rhino
Until you know
You’ve dumped
Their agonizing cargo.
we wrestle not against flesh and blood
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. Therefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” –Ephesians 6:12-13 (NKJV)
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” –2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJV)
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Caught in the crossfire of Christ’s love and forgiveness

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A victim of the hatred and evil of Roman, state-sponsored terrorism, Jesus Christ was tortured, nailed to a cross, and hung up to die. Dangling between life and death, He spoke crosswords that released God’s love and fire: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Through out the past two thousand years, millions of people have been caught in Christ’s crossfire — overcome, undone, and changed by His love. Jesus transformed the cross from a symbol of terror into a symbol of love triumphing over evil. Although an American group, the KKK, tried to turn crossfire back into a symbol of terror, Jesus released His living love to burn in all human hearts and transform all people from darkness to light.

A glimpse of Christ’s crossfire demolishes hatred. A terrorist named Saul, who encountered Christ’s fire while on a mission of hatred, was changed and unchained by the cross. He became one of the greatest leaders of the early Christ-followers and wrote many of the life-changing words of the New Testament.

The Light from Christ’s crossfire shows me that evil isn’t just out there working in and through other people and/or other groups of people. Evil is continually trying to ensnare me and people like me. I am (We are) capable of meanness, cruelty, hatred, and every other form of evil. (Hopeless people have weakened defense against demonic activity.)

The war against evil must be fought inside of each person. Coercion and force can’t contain demonic evil. It passes through political and military barriers, barricades, and boundaries. Only Christ’s loving crossfire can burn it out of our human hearts.











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