Perry Stone – Sabia Duhului

Efeseni 6:10-20

10 Încolo, fraţilor, întăriţi-vă în Domnul şi în puterea tăriei Lui.11 Îmbrăcaţi-vă cu toată armătura lui Dumnezeu, ca să puteţi ţinea pept împotriva uneltirilor diavolului.

12 Căci noi n’avem de luptat împotriva cărnii şi sîngelui, ci împotriva căpeteniilor, împotriva domniilor, împotriva stăpînitorilor întunerecului acestui veac, împotriva duhurilor răutăţii cari sînt în locurile cereşti.

13 De aceea, luaţi toată armătura lui Dumnezeu, ca să vă puteţi împotrivi în ziua cea rea, şi să rămîneţi în picioare, după ce veţi fi biruit totul.

14 Staţi gata dar, avînd mijlocul încins cu adevărul, îmbrăcaţi cu platoşa neprihănirii, 15 avînd picioarele încălţate cu rîvna Evangheliei păcii. 16 Pe deasupra tuturor acestora, luaţi scutul credinţei, cu care veţi putea stinge toate săgeţile arzătoare ale celui rău. 17 Luaţi şi coiful mîntuirii şi sabia Duhului, care este Cuvîntul lui Dumnezeu.

18 Faceţi în toată vremea, prin Duhul, tot felul de rugăciuni şi cereri. Vegheaţi la aceasta, cu toată stăruinţa, şi rugăciune pentru toţi sfinţii, 19 şi pentru mine, ca, oridecîteori îmi deschid gura, să mi se dea cuvînt, ca să fac cunoscut cu îndrăzneală taina Evangheliei, 20 al cărei sol în lanţuri sînt; pentruca, zic, să vorbesc cu îndrăzneală, cum trebuie să vorbesc.

Din Ein Gedi, regiunea in care s-a ascuns David de Saul:

Programe video (subtitrate in L. Romana)

CARTEA – Deschizand Portile Cerurilor
CARTEA – Secrete de dincolo de mormant (traducere):

Alin si Emima Timofte – De n-ai fi tu de partea noastra

Doua cantari scurte cantate cu aprox. 5 ani in urma.

Versuri de la a doua cantare:

De n-ai fi Tu de partea noastra
Am fi ca praful luat de vant,
Am fi o carne fara viata
Ratacitoare pe Pamant.

REF:

Dar noi venim cu toti la Tine
Si tot ce-avem iti daruim
Caci nimeni Doamne nu-i ca Tine
Ingenunchem si ne smerim.

Noi n-avem nici un merit Tata
E harul Tau ca existam
Isuse Tu ne-ai dat viata
Si toate tie-ti datoram.

Unusual Music (16) A Gospel choir from the heart of Africa

Although I cannot find background information (except that they might be from Tanzania) on this talented group, their music is  joyful and so very uplifting (to say the least) . It seems as if each individual singer sings with all that is within him or her to God, as a result the sound is different from what we are used to, but extremely beautiful, as we imagine what it will sound like when we all will give glory to our God and King in heaven one day! Enjoy!

By the way, if you enjoyed the songs, you can watch/listen some more at this link- http://www.youtube.com/user/higirosworld/videos?query=AIC+MAKONGORO+CHOIR

AIC MAKONGORO CHOIR DUNIA

Other unusual songs:

Ed Welch – Desiring God National Conference – Act the Miracle

Ed Welch: How does the brain impose limits on the body and on what we can do, especially the brain that’s been popularized and that’s been cared for by modern psychiatry? Modern psychiatry is an interesting phenomenon. A generation ago they were the lampooned stewarts of the psychiatric asylums. But today, psychiatry, culturally is our hope for the real hard issues of life. From the blitzkriegs of mania to the simple things like low level boredom. And there might even be the possibility that there will be  a designer drug out, available for you that will make you better than good. Isn’t that nice.

Psychiatry is of course not the problem we are trying to address this morning. The problem is us. And here’s the problem. I think it’s a very important one at this particular moment. We have partitioned modern psychiatry from the scriptures. As far as we can tell, scripture does not speak to modern psychiatry, which is a little unfortunate because psychiatry owns essentially all the real hard stuff. There’s been a partition, I see it probably every day. Those who live with a particular psychiatric label. When they go to church, and they do go to church, the sermons are irrelevant to their particular experience.

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Although the brain offers these limitations on us, the brain essentially, fundamentally offers no limitation on our sanctification, and that is essential. Consider it this way. Sanctification is more about the direction that we are traveling than the distance we have traveled. There is awfully good news for us. There is not a sense in scripture that you should be at this place, at this particular time. It’s where are we oriented? Are we oriented toward the face of Christ or away from Him? That is the goal in sanctification. And there are no brain limitations that can turn us away from Jesus, as we would expect.

… If you must have some kind of new psychiatric information in order to minister effectively , then we start butting against the sufficiency of scripture… And where else does scripture not speak?

Ed Welch covers the

stalwarts of (all) ministry- (1) To know a person and (2) to be known by the scripture. We walk along with another person- to know them and then to say, „Ok now, what does God say to us now?”

He talks about what are these psychiatric diagnosis?

Essentially everything that’s hard in life has a psychiatric diagnosis. The emotional ups and downs of life that seem to be disconnected from the events of life. We all have emotional ups and downs in life  and our emotions sort of freely float from one place to another, but there are some problems that people experience where they can feel very up or very down and it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the circumstances around them. That would be one of the seemingly complex experiences we’re seeking to tear away this partition and draw under the authority of scripture.

All things anxiety. All things fearful. Excessive-compulsive problems. Panic Attacks. These are some of the problems. The burgeoning addictions of modern society. The chaotic thinking of someone who has delusional interpretations of the world, someone who has hallucinations. These are some of the features that we wanna consider, that presently seem to be owned by a camp outside of scripture.

The assumption is modern psychiatry is fairly simple. There are biological causes and prominently- biological solutions. So therefore, why should you even bother with such things? We don’t deal so much with biological solutions, we are people who deal with matters of the heart.

The second question is: Do we actually have psychiatric disorders? Surprisingly, of all these things in life, in modern psychiatry today, none of them actually have a clear biological marker where you can take a blood test or any other kind of physical test to tell you you have that particular problem…

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Two tasks: 1- To know someone and 2- then to allow scripture to take what we’ve heard and possess it in such a way that it infuses it with hope and purpose and sanctification.

Restoring Broken People and

the Limits of Life in the Body

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