Day: March 3, 2022

News Of The Day – March 3rd

Pat Robertson Says Putin Was Compelled By God To Invade Ukraine

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “compelled by God” in his decision to invade Ukraine, suggesting that Russia’s attacks are a precursor to an end-times battle in Israel. Robertson returned to “The 700 Club” a few months after he retired from the show he hosted for 55 years on the Christian Broadcasting Network. In his return, Robertson claimed that Putin was simply following God’s wishes when Russia invaded Ukraine to fulfill a biblical prophecy. “I think you can say, well, Putin’s out of his mind. Yes, maybe so,” said Robertson, 91. “But at the same time, he’s being compelled by God. He went into the Ukraine, but that wasn’t his goal. His goal was to move against Israel, ultimately.” Read more of his of his views here.

 

Babi Yar Holocaust Site Bombed By Russia

Jewish groups and institutions around the world condemned a strike in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, in the area of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, where tens of thousands of Jews were killed by the Nazis in a two-day massacre during World War II. Natan Sharansky, the chair of the memorial’s advisory board and a former Soviet dissident, said in the statement that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had sought “to distort and manipulate the Holocaust to justify an illegal invasion of a sovereign democratic country” and called the move “utterly abhorrent.” Mr. Sharansky added: “It is symbolic that he starts attacking Kyiv by bombing the site of the Babyn Yar, the biggest of Nazi massacre.” Read more about the missile strike here.

 

250,000 People Receive Jesus As Their Savior After Watching Luis Palau Film

More than 200,000 people around the world indicated they made a decision for Christ after watching a new evangelistic film produced by the Luis Palau Association that debuted online on the final day of 2021, the ministry said Wednesday. The 80-minute film, Light Your World, premiered online on December 31 and featured testimonies, a gospel presentation and music from Christian artists TobyMac and Maverick City Music. Andrew and Wendy Palau hosted it. All total, 245,000 viewers indicated a decision for Jesus Christ, with 21,000 requesting discipleship resources from the Luis Palau Association. They received a new 50-day devotional series titled Made New, the ministry said. Watch the film for free here. LightYourWorld.Live. 

 

WD 40 Fixes Clock Tower After Church Receives Repair Quote For $50,000

Grimsby Minster’s clock has been stuck at 12:02 for 12 years. Experts, including the firm working on Big Ben’s restoration, said it would cost $40,000 to $50,000 dollars to get it running again. But cheesemaker Rick and student Jay decided to have a go themselves. The clock mechanism is housed in a box on the wall of the bell-ringing chamber. And the pair, due to perform maintenance on the bells, decided to look at the clock workings at the same time. “We found various dead pigeons gumming up the bearings; some of the bearings were very dry,” Haywood said. “We gave it grease and WD-40 and managed to get it running,” Church leaders are calling the easy repair divine intervention. Read more about the miraculous fix here.

 

March 3rd – Jeremiah 29:12-13

Jeremiah 29:12-13

When the Israelites were sent into exile from Jerusalem into Babylon, the prophet Jeremiah wrote a letter to them. In it he encouraged the people to be confident in the plans the Lord had for them. He wanted them to accept their circumstances, knowing they were temporary. God was still with them and would eventually return them to their homeland. Included in this letter was a promise that God would hear their prayers and have a relationship with them if they remembered to seek Him with all of their heart. What does it mean to do something “ with all of your heart”? It means to be passionate and fully invested. Investing our time, resources and attention. If that relationship is important, we will want to make those efforts. 

Intimacy is a very special bond, and God desires that intimate connection with us. And He promises that if we seek to know Him, He will be found. Our prayer life is our opportunity to spend time connecting with God. It doesn’t mean that our prayers need to be wordy or fancy or elaborate. They just need to be humble, honest and sincere. When our prayers come from the heart, the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf and comforts our hearts in return. It’s the ultimate heart to heart connection….the connection we were designed for. 

Blessings, Becky