Watchman Nee - Biograghy
Watchman Nee (1903–1972) is remembered for his leadership of an indigenous church movement in China, as well as for his books, which continue to enrich Christians throughout the world. Beginning in the 1930s, Nee helped establish local churches in China that were independent of foreign missionary organizations and were used to bring many into the Kingdom of God. From these roots sprang many of the house churches that continued to meet after Western missionaries were forced to leave the country during the Cultural Revolution. Arrested in 1952 and found guilty of a large number of false charges, Watchman Nee was imprisoned until his death in 1972.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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According to the Bible, first Israel had to be reborn, which reveals we had entered the latter years of the last days. This happened May 14, 1948. Then app. 365 prophecies would be fulfilled within that generation. Note, are there now increases in globalization, technology, communications, unusual weather patterns, tsunamis, alternate lifestyles, economic problems, false prophets, bombs 2500 times bigger than used in WW2 and violence, Middle East unrest and the Israeli–Palestinian situation—just as the Bible predicted? ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God. NO PROPHECY of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. 364 now fulfilled.
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Monday, December 28, 2009
Watchman Nee (1903–1972) is remembered for his leadership of an indigenous church movement in China, as well as for his books, which continue to enrich Christians throughout the world. Beginning in the 1930s, Nee helped establish local churches in China that were independent of foreign missionary organizations and were used to bring many into the Kingdom of God. From these roots sprang many of the house churches that continued to meet after Western missionaries were forced to leave the country during the Cultural Revolution. Arrested in 1952 and found guilty of a large number of false… Read more Watchman Nee (1903–1972) is remembered for his leadership of an indigenous church movement in China, as well as for his books, which continue to enrich Christians throughout the world. Beginning in the 1930s, Nee helped establish local churches in China that were independent of foreign missionary organizations and were used to bring many into the Kingdom of God. From these roots sprang many of the house churches that continued to meet after Western missionaries were forced to leave the country during the Cultural Revolution. Arrested in 1952 and found guilty of a large number of false charges, Watchman Nee was imprisoned until his death in 1972.
Friday, July 24, 2009
by: Jinger Jarrett
To say that this book is about improving your life every day is an
understatement. This book will show you how to revolutionize your life
in such a way that it will change your life into the life of your
You are going to discover how to live a life that works. A life of
peace, joy, happiness, and abundance in every area of your life.
I'll be the first to say that I am a huge fan of Joel Osteen. His
first book, "Your Best Life Now" is a book that I have been deeply
influenced by. However, as good as "Your Best Life Now" is,
(definitely 5 stars), "Become a Better You" is even better.
Because he seems like such a happy positive person, it's hard to
believe that Joel Osteen has ever had any problems. It's also hard to
believe that he would understand what it's like to come from the
bottom and overcome some of the worst problems a person could have but
Osteen offers seven keys to improving your life:
1. Keep pressing forward (This means to never quit)
2. Be positive toward yourself
3. Develop better relationships
4. Form better habits
5. Embrace the place where you are
6. Develop your inner life
7. Stay passionate about life
One of the things I liked best about this book is that at the end of
each section he offers a set of action points. These action points
cover the main points of the entire section. I found that studying
these every day helped me make a lot of progress much more quickly
than if I hadn't.
Another thing I liked about this book is that it has 31 chapters. This
makes it a good choice to also use as a daily reading to help you
further study the material. I've read the book several times this way,
and it made it much easier to apply the information. There's just so
much good stuff in this book that will help you. You can't read it
just one time. It's a book you will want to read over and over.
Two things I was absolutely sure of after I read this book is this:
First, God really loves me. He loves all of us, and He really wants to
bless us. This means that all of the hell fire and brimstone taught in
church is an injustice done to those of us who truly believe. God
wants to connect with us, not hurt us.
The second thing is that Joel Osteen truly understands people, and he
is committed to helping others achieve the life God has in store for
us. I didn't find his teaching to be shallow at all, and it's
definitely not the "I'm good, you're good, God is good" type of
teaching he has been accused of.
The teaching in this book is completely biblical, and even better, it
will change your life. If you want a life that's even better than you
can imagine, you definitely want this book.
About The Author
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strategies, and free resources to help you live a victorious Christian
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by: Monique Edwards
Sermons have the ability to change lives. For those people that hear
your message at the right time and place, it can literally change the
course of their very decision making. So how do you construct a
sermon? It can be quite an overwhelming job, especially if you've
never written one before. Where do you begin? What are you going to
talk about? What passages of scripture do you use? How do you tie
everything up in a neat little bow? Can you even do that? After all, a
lot of scripture is open to interpretation. Well, if you're wracking
your brain trying to write that sermon, these 3 effortless sermon
research tips should help.
At the top of the list of things to do is to make sure that you have a
main passage of scripture that you want to preach off of. A lot of
times, this will lock you into a subject. For example, if you're
preaching on Daniel in the lion's den, you're not going to stray and
start talking about the transfiguration of Jesus. Having specific
bible scripture in mind will make the sermon itself go a lot smoother
and even, in some cases, write itself. You will be surprised how
quickly research will flow when you have a topic and start connecting
chapter and verse as you research.
Another thing you want to do is start the sermon off with a related
personal story. Try to make it a humorous one if you can. The reason
for this is because you don't want the congregation falling asleep on
you. If you dive right into the theological stuff right off the bat,
you're going to lose a lot of your congregation before you even reach
the second paragraph. Adding the human element will greatly help in
keeping the parishioners interested. If you want to see an example of
this, watch Joel Olsteen on Christian television. He starts off each
message with a joke and gets his congregation to laugh. I think this
also gives him a down to earth character and his people view him as
being at their level, and they in turn can relate to him and receive
the message he is giving.
Finally, you want to keep your sermon brief. A clever minister used to
say, if you can't get your point across in less than 10 minutes, then
it wasn't worth getting across in the first place. One way to keep
your sermon brief is to make a list of bullet points that you want to
cover in the sermon itself. Try to keep them to 3 or 4 points in
total. If you limit each one to about 3 minutes talking time, you
should have no problem keeping your sermon to around 10 minutes. Some
church denominations are accustomed to longer messages, and if you are
a pastor from those denominations, you already know who you are. It
should be prudent to note that the attention span for an adult is
between 20-25 minutes so after this point, even with longer messages,
your members have reached their maximum capacity to absorb your
There are other things you can do to improve your sermon, but we'll
cover those in future articles. In the meantime, if you follow the
tips I've outlined above, getting a main passage of scripture,
starting off with a personal story, and keeping the sermon to about 10
minutes, you will find that your sermon will go over a lot better with
the congregation and they won't end up falling asleep on you or
leaving service early.
About The Author
It is my hope that this article will help you put your church sermon
together with ease and make the act of writing a sermon more
by: Sam Renauro
You can't serve a God you don't know! A Christian friend of mine once
said, "Unless you spend time in the Word of God and prayer, you are
Set aside a time each day to spend with the Lord.
Some of you may feel like you don't want to read the Bible and pray at
all. Maybe you feel like you can't. It's okay. Start where you are.
Ask Our Lord for His help. He knows where you are in your walk with
Him and cares about your struggles.
Just spend a few moments in the morning and a few moments in the
evening with Him. Begin with just 5 minutes with Him and build from
there. Set the amount of time that works for you and build up more
time from there.
It doesn't take long to read and ponder a few verses. Try to see what
the verse is saying. Then pray about your day. Just talk to God. Be
very earnest. Tell Him how you truly feel and what your desires and
needs are. Ask Him to reveal Himself.
Many dedicated, Spirit-filled Christians get up one to two hours prior
to starting their day and have a quiet time with Him. Two hours may be
too long for you and that's okay. Whatever time you decide on, try to
keep it daily.
Personally I find the morning works best for me. After my day begins,
there are too many distractions for me to concentrate. I find it
harder to think and ponder the things of the Lord later in the day.
What is the best time for you? If evening or mid-day is better for
you, make that your main time with the Lord.
Study the Bible. Always see what He is saying to you in every verse.
Start a life journal and spiritual notebook; write down what the Lord
says to you and what you learn and feel. I encourage you to underline
verses that really are important to you and add notes in your Bible.
Pray and ask God to open your mind to the scriptures. Then he opened
their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:45)
●If you don't know where to begin; start reading the book of John in
the New Testament.
●When you come across a verse that is speaking to you, write it down
on a 3x5 index card and meditate on it throughout your day. See the
section the One Minute Christian for more on this.
●After you have finished reading and studying, go back and ponder the
verses you have underlined or written down for that day.
●Listen for Him to speak to you. Be open to His voice. Keep your
journal ready to enter things that He tells you in the Spiritual Notes
section. As He speaks, write it down.
●As you have your time with the Lord, something may come to mind that
you have to do today or something you don't want to forget. Write it
down, so you remember and then get back to your time with Him.
Remember, there will be distractions, but God will reward your quiet
time you spend with Him.
Reading the Bible will renew your mind: Be transformed by the
renewing of your mind. (Rm. 12:1)
Spend a consistent time with Our Lord each day reading His Word.
You will see that the more you read, the clearer it becomes. All the
precious promises will be real; lessons will be learned.
Reading God's Word and listening to Him will be a very important part
of your time with Him.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in
knowledge and depth of insight. (Phil. 1:9)
We have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with
the knowledge of His will…growing in the knowledge of Him. (Col. 1:9)
Put on the new self, which is being renewed in the knowledge in the
image of its Creator. (Col. 3:10)
The Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Ps. 119:105)
Pray. God is near us whenever we pray to Him! (Deut. 4 7) Prayer is
just talking with God.
On the pages that follow on prayer and the Prayer Journal there is a
place to record prayer requests in many different categories.
Pray them every day.
Record the answers to prayers also. Then, every few weeks go over your
past requests and see how the Lord has worked and answered. It is a
great time to praise Him for all He has done in your life!
Communication gives you a chance to speak to God, and a chance for him
to speak to you. Remember, prayer is just talking to and with the
Lord. God spoke to Moses as a friend. The Lord would speak to Moses
face to face, as a man speaks to a friend. (Ex. 33:11) If you spend
time each day reading His Word and praying to the King of Kings, He
will speak to you and you will hear Him.
The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I
know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27)
●Just be still, very still and just listen for God to speak to you…and
He will. "Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
●Try to have a time during the day when you just read the Word. Just
absorb by reading. See the section in this book on "Reading Your Bible
Through." Some days one or two verses will really "speak to your
heart." Other days, you may want to read a chapter or more. Do what
works for you.
●When you can, read a complete book of the Bible in one sitting. This
will help you understand the context and continuity of the writing.
●If your main quiet time is in the morning, just before bed, pick any
verse that has meaning to you and meditate on it. Ponder it. Go to
sleep with it on your mind.
●Carry a New Testament with you. Carry this book with you also, it has
the complete book of Ephesians toward the back. You never know when
you will free time and can read a few verses or study one of the
chapters in this book. When the Lord tells your something write it in
the journal at the end of this book.
●Mark your Bible, underline and write in the margins. Put the date and
your comments next to verses. A fine line ballpoint pen or a Bible
highlighter works well.
●Use a concordance, word-study books, commentaries, a Bible dictionary
and online Biblical helps. (Many are listed in this manual.)
…And most importantly, apply what you learn.
Eighty-six year old Dr. Billy Graham was asked, "If you had your life
to live all over again, would you do anything differently?"
He immediately responded with (and I quote): "Yes, I would study more
and read the Bible more and pray more.
From the book: Forty Days to Freedom
by Sam Renauro
Copyright 2007 All rights reserved
About The Author
Sam Renauro is an author in Vineland, NJ Writer of Forty Days to
Freedom and Empowering Your Tomorrow, Today! Visit
http://www.byhisside.com for more information.
On November 4, 2008, the world was glued to the U.S. election results.
"Today America elects 'The President of the World,'" read the daily
issue of Al Chourouk, a Tunisian Arabic paper. "We [are] witnessing an
election that might as well be all ours," wrote Koh Lay Chin of the
Malaysian New Straits Time.
And as the results rolled in guaranteeing the election to Barack
Obama, citizens of the world cheered. Africans, rejoiced in the
streets, Brazilians threw beach parties, and Australians celebrated in
"He is the first truly global U.S. president the world has ever had,"
said Pracha Kanjananont, a 29-year-old Thai sitting at a Starbuck's in
Bangkok. "I really think this [election] is going to change the
world," gushed Akihiko Mukohama, 34, the lead singer of a band that
traveled to Obama, Japan, to perform—wearing an "I Love Obama"
T-shirt—at a promotional event for the president-elect.1
"At a time when we must face huge challenges together, your election
has raised enormous hope in France, in Europe and beyond," said French
President, Nicolas Sarkozy in a congratulatory letter to Obama.
"Believers are praying that God will enlighten him and help him in his
great responsibility, which is enormous because of the global
importance of the United States..." wrote the Reverend, Federico
Lombardi, Pope Benedict's Spokesman.
The Mysterious Beast
The world understands that the politics, elections, trends, and
economy of the United States influences every other nation on the
planet. It is the world's sole superpower with no close rivals.
Despite America's status, many contemporary Bible commentators insist
that the United States is not mentioned in Bible prophecy. They see
the U.S. fading into oblivion under a supposedly future New World
Order dominated by the United Nations. In this article I want to give
you something different to think about. I want to suggest the
possibility that America is the exact power specifically mentioned in
the following mysterious verse:
"Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two
horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon." Revelation 13:11.
Allow me to build my case. First, what is a "beast"? Answer: A great
nation. The proof is in Daniel 7–a chapter that clearly parallels
Revelation 13. Both chapters talk about beasts, ten horns, a mouth
speaking great things, and war on the saints. See Daniel 7:3-8, 21 and
Daniel 7 describes four beasts: the lion, bear, leopard and
dragon-like beast. An angelic interpreter confirmed:
"The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on earth." Daniel 7:23.
So we can nail this down: According to Scripture, a beast isn't a
computer or super-evil person, but a kingdom. That's what the angel
said. Historically, ninety-eight percent of Christian scholars have
interpreted Daniel's four beasts to represent the ancient nations of
Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome.
Back to Revelation 13:11: "I saw another beast coming out of the earth."
Thus John saw a great nation rising. From where? "Out of the earth."
Daniel's beasts all rose from the sea. See Daniel 7:3-7. Water in
prophecy represents multitudes of people. Another angel confirmed:
"The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples,
multitudes, nations and tongues." Revelation 17:15.
Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome all rose from the midst of a sea of
peoples in Europe and the Middle East. Not so with the beast in
Revelation 13:11–it comes from the earth. This points to a great
nation rising out of a sparsely inhabited area. "I saw another beast
coming out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb." Revelation
13:11. Thus we have a new nation, with Christian features, rising out
of a sparsely inhabited area, with a government without kingly power.
Each word is significant. The true Lamb is Jesus Christ. "Like a
lamb," indicates this nation would have lamb-like or Christian
features. A lamb is a young animal, a baby sheep. Thus this nation
would at one time be youthful and new. Significantly, its "two horns"
have no crowns like the first beast in Revelation 13:2. Crowns
represent kingly power. Thus we have a new nation, with Christian
features, rising out of a sparsely inhabited area, with a government
without kingly power. Are the pieces coming together yet?
Here's the shocker: Revelation 13 also reveals that this exact nation
will finally achieve superpower status during the last moments of
time, make a major mistake, and lead out in the global enforcement of
the mark of the beast. God's Word reports:
"And he [the lamb-like beast] causes [he resorts to force] all [his
power becomes global], both small and great, rich and poor, free and
bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead, that
no man might buy or sell [the world's economy is involved] except the
one who has the mark." Revelation 13:16,17.
These verses parallel the last part of Revelation 13:11 describing the
final, tragic act of the lamb-like beast–"he spoke like a dragon."
Let's put all the pieces together:
+Revelation 13:11 predicts the rising of a great beast.
+In prophecy, a beast represents a great nation.
+This nation comes out of the earth, or wilderness area.
+This nation starts out young, like a baby lamb.
+This nation is lamb-like, with Christian characteristics.
+This nation has horns with no crowns–it has no kings.
+This nation achieves superpower status near the end of time.
+This nation influences the world's economy.
+This nation finally speaks like a dragon.
+This nation finally enforces the mark of the first beast in Revelation 13:2.
Be honest: How many nations on Planet Earth fit each of these clear,
unquestionable, Heaven-inspired details? Only one.
The United States of America.
God has blessed America. Yet prophecy predicts major changes will
someday envelop our beloved country and our eyes should be wide open
to even now discern the proverbial writing on the wall. May the Lord
prepare us for future events. Above all, may we each have a strong
relationship with the true Lamb, Jesus Christ, and reject the dragon's