One of the most popular questions Pastor Greg Locke receives from non-believers is why God allows us to suffer on Earth. Pastor Greg decided to answer the question as best as he could by recalling a trip he took to Nigeria, West Africa with another preacher friend of his.
This friend has severe Cerebral Palsy and wears braces on his legs. While they waited at the airport to fly back home, a stranger tripped over the preacher's legs which led them to strike up a conversation. The stranger was a devout atheist and they started to talk about the Gospel.
This preacher shared his testimony and story of how Cerebral Palsy has changed his life for the better. And when God reveals Himself at the end of the story, I was in absolute awe. What an amazing God we serve!
The Pensacola city council usually concludes their public meetings with a Christian prayer. But when one man in a black robe approached the mic, he began to recite a satanic prayer instead. But the outraged audience of Christians wasn't about to stand for it!
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Fearing a claim of religious discrimination, the president of the Pensacola city council gave in to a man's request to close the meeting with a satanic prayer rather than a Christian one. When he stepped up to the microphone and began chanting, the crowd was appalled.
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And so, they started saying a prayer of their own -- the Lord's Prayer!
The president of the city council called for order, and threatened to throw the audience out. The crowd quieted down. . .for a time.
But as the satanic prayer continued, so did the protest. Many of the Christians in the audience continued to pray loudly in an attempt to drown out the evil prayer.
One of the city council members even stormed out in opposition of the satanic prayer.
The man finally concluded with "Hail Satan." After which, several members from the audience took their place at the podium to express their disgust and frustration, but also to share their faith in God.
"When you invoke a name any other name under heaven that is not the Lord Jesus Christ your almost invite cursing or disaster to fall on you," said one woman.
"I would rather be in a room than let darkness sit here by itself," one man in the audience said.
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It's a scary time indeed when Satan is being given such a platform. Kudos to the brave Christians who were so bold in their faith
"Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:10-13
See what happened to this 7-year-old boy because of a daily Bible verse packed in his lunch box!