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30 Million on Board

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"I cannot imagine anything that will infuriate the Americans more. I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and fill him with a terrible resolve." Fleet Admiral and CinC Combined Fleet Isoroku Yamamoto, immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

What about us? What about the Apostolic church? Have Satanic and sinful influences all around us, so egregious and obvious they need not be documented here, caused a Holy Ghost rage that demands unprecedented action?

Are we now to believe that the outpouring at Topeka and Los Angeles (Azusa Street) at the turn of the last century was the apex of all that Americans can produce regarding Holy Ghost outpouring and manifestation, the growth of our 100 largest churches notwithstanding?

Dream with me. What if 30 million Apostolic Pentecostals worldwide actually committed to united prayer and fasting during one particular scheduled time and ate or drank NOTHING for 3 days before we petitioned the king, to reverse the death threat against the body of Christ?

What if we in the Apostolic movement repented of our Laodicean, pompous, political, self serving attitudes and became catalysts for the greatest outpouring of the Holy Ghost ever witnessed on this earth, even surpassing what has happened in Ethiopia over the last 30 years, for only God's glory?

Dream with me.

Pastor Rich Stein

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He Really Is an Indivisible One

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May we present to you this brief quote from Dr. Michael Servetus, "I will not say that He (Jesus Christ) is the eternal son of God, but rather the son of the eternal God!"

Protestant reformer Servetus (1511-1553) was a strict monotheist theologian and is credited with being the first European to describe the pulmonary circulation of the blood, and a scholar in the following fields:

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We must agree with Servetus that Jesus Christ was not a demigod, Arian Christ, Socinian Christ, or Trinitarian Christ, but rather the patreum ipsius, the Father himself, who came into the world to save it! Isaiah 9:6; John 14:8,9.

Don't you see what God was trying to do with this da Vinci of theologians at the very beginning of the Reformation?

Posted by Rich Stein

Are you also overlooked?

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Please note this scouting report prior to the 2000 NFL draft:

"Poor build. Skinny. Lacks great physical stature & strength. Lacks mobility & ability to avoid the rush. Lacks a strong arm. Looks like he's never entered a weight room. Can't drive the ball downfield. Doesn't throw a tight spiral. System type player who can get exposed if forced to ad lib. Gets knocked down easily."

Now the results 19 years later after almost not being drafted:

9 Super Bowls (record)
6 Super Bowl wins (record)
4 Super Bowl MVP awards (most valuable player) awards (record)
3 League MVP awards
8 consecutive AFC championship games (record)
14 Pro Bowl appearances
16 division titles (record)
Most career wins-232
17 years starting quarterback
Oldest quarterback to win the super bowl-41 years old
Longest touchdown pass in NFL history-99 yards

It is Tom Brady.

Of the 1000's of full time, paid NFL scouts, analysts, sportswriters and all the owners, GM's, & coaches combined, NOBODY SAW THIS KID'S HEART.

I am reminded of former Minnesota District Superintendent James Merrick's comments in a sermon-"A man is what he will become in the eyes of God a long time before people ever even BEGIN to realize who or what he is."

Posted by Rich Stein

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