VFN Radio Second Hour November 1, 2013

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    Israel strikes Russian Missiles in Syria
LISTEN NOW! John, Greg, and Pat discuss Israel’s recent strike of Russian missiles in Syria.    According to CBN News “There are reports that Israeli warplanes attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, according to a U.S. security official who said the attack took place late Wednesday.”  Although Israel has not confirmed the attack they continue to share with us that Israel understands that they are alone as Prime Minister Netanyahu made that clear at his most recent visit at the United Nations.  They encourage us not only to pray for Israel but to pray for the persecuted Christians in Syria that now represent 10% of the population.  For the most part it is reported that they have tried not to pick sides in Syria’s civil war that has claimed the lives of now over 100,000 people.  Christians in Syria, because of persecution, have come to the realization that they cannot remain neutral as they face persecution at the hand of Islamists forcing them to side with the government.  Join with us in prayer for the persecuted Church around the world. 

Time Follow Jesus’ Example: Grow in Wisdom and Favor
Greg, John, and Pat discuss how it is time for Christians to grow in wisdom and favor just like Jesus did during his time on the earth.  It’s impossible to say we love Jesus and not seek his favor.  It’s impossible to think that we will grow in wisdom, favor outside of abiding with Jesus.  As Christians we must be willing to step outside of our mobile devices and begin to pick up books to read and learn.  We are going to need a good perspective when it comes to understand the times in which we live in.  They also shared how important is not to just hear the news but to know what do with the news you hear.  When we recognize and understand that it’s not about us and that it’s all about Him, we will lend ourselves to position ourselves so that we can grow in wisdom and favor with God and man. 

Correction or CoWRECKtion?
 In this abiding moment found in 2 Corinthians 7:8 Pat, Greg, and John discuss the difference between correction and “coWRECKtion”.  The word of God shows us in in 2 Corinthians 7:8 “Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance.”  This is the tension between sharing correction with someone and not wanting to hurt anyone in the process.  They further discussed the difference of anointed teaching that breaks the yoke in someone’s life as well as the blessing of having a spiritual father or mother who can speak into your life.  In fact often times it’s these moments that reveal whether it can be a correctable moment in someone’s life or will it be a coWRECKtion in their life.  CoWRECKtion occurs when someone fails to receive guidance into their lives and goes against biblical truths for their life.  We are to consider hardships as discipline for God is treating us as sons.  We become ready to serve God and his church when we have allowed God to bring us necessary correction in our lives so that we are disqualified in ministering to others. 

 God is not Dead; He’s ALIVE

 John, Greg, and Pat discuss how God is not dead but ALIVE.  They discuss how there is a lie that satan has been trying to spread through many people that he has been able to hold captive that God is not alive.  You can hear these lies in the media and on colleges all across the country.  These are satan’s futile attempts at discrediting God.  In view of this they were excited about a new movie set to be released in the spring of 2014 called “GOD is not Dead”. The movie takes place on a college campus where an atheist professor gives out an assignment where the students need to write on a piece of paper that God is dead.  One of the main characters is in the class who is a Christian refuses to comply with this assignment which infuriates the professor and a battle emerges.  The story now becomes about how the student needs to prove that God exist if he is going to pass the course.  Just from the trailer alone we find that God is lifted up.  In Matthew 16:13-16 Jesus  asks’ the disciples who do they say I am? Then he directs his question directly to Peter and He asks him; who do you say I am?  You are the son of the living God.”  God is indeed alive and He will take residence in your heart if you invite him in.  
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