""The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion."-Proverbs 28
John 2 (with text - press on more info.)
Jesus Clears the Temple Courts-John 2
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father's house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."[c]
18 The Jews then responded to him, "What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
20 They replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.[d] 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person. ...
"29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
Praise and worship - Clear the Temple
"Jesus clearing the temple of His Fathers house as described in John 2:12 portrays a powerful image. Jesus goes to Jerusalem during the Jewish passover and on entering the temple courts, finds people selling sheep, cattle, doves and all manner of wares.
Angered, Jesus clears the temple, dispensing and turning out everything that shouldnt be there.
What a powerful metaphor for our own heart, mind and soul when we come to Christ. When we offer our bodies as living sacrifices, the Spirit searches us for anything that doesnt belong in a heart and soul dedicated to God. And as we prayerfully ask, the rubbish is cleared out and we are restored in Him, by the grace of God."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Life: Sin-Less, Righteousness, etc..
35 Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them. "-John 12
As I write this today-preparing for "Super Church" (Sunday School)- (Sunday, January 9th 2011) looking for Scripture (above and below) verses on this site's topic, I'm remembered of some situations in life where I feel God has given me "boldness" to speak against the "unrighteousness" around me. I have to becareful to not say that I'm "speaking" and "not judging"..
"..7 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this (JESUS') name/b>.”
18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. ...-Acts 4
"31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. "-
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Teachings: Triune God, Holy Spirit, etc...
-Acts 9:28- ""So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord."
Acts 13:46 "Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.
Acts 14:3 "So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.
Acts 18:26 "He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.
Acts 19:8 "Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.
Acts 28:31 "He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!
What is faith? Where do you put your faith in? I decifinally write about this after another challenge (more down below) in my life (Saturday, December 1st of 2007). I was at a "town hall meeting" with a visiting U.S. Senator (see Coleman stresses renewable energy during brief stop) later this part of the week. I know he was there to listen to our community's concerns or issues going on in our presnet day. However, I was kind of getting tired of some of the citizens/fellow neighbors of my community complaining. In fact, I've heard enough at this point after hearing many repeating the same concern-"illegal immigrants" in our country" from several folks in places I've been around (e.g. waiting for a tire change in St. Paul this summer). In fact, it's been used in the past where they use "them" as scapegoats to complain or point their fingers as "economic hindrances". Whenever our economy goes bad, they like to blame others instead of taking responsibility. We as citizens of America can sometimes depend too much on government. Whether its dependence on health care, social security, jobs, etc... I feel the government can do so much. It's like one of the famous speeches by JFK, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country". From my years of education , I've been taught to "be involved" or "be the solution" in times of crisis.
Bullying/violence at school: Stand Up For Kids Ad
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Social Issues-Criminals, Homicides, Murders-Killings, Shootings, Stabbings, Violence, etc...
slience - Today's Christian Videos
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*see GoodnewsEverybody.comMentoring-Discipling, Disciples, Mentoring, Mentors, Big-Little Friend, Role-Modeling, etc...
Jeremy Camp Devotional - Speaking Louder Than Before Video Devotional
Sid Roth - It's Supernatural - Rick Joyner
Guest: Rick Joyner January 3-7, 2010 — Show 1729 sidroth.org
" Internationally recognized prophetic voice, Rick Joyner, has received the most serious, alarming, specific and graphic prophetic dream about the future of America in 2011 and he wants to share how you can be prepared & survive these coming judgment warnings!
Be Silent No Longer Video Clip
"This is a video clip i made encouraging christians to speak out and stand up for what they believe !"
Martin Luther King Jr - I Have a Dream Speech
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*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Ministry: End Times, Prophecy, Prophetic, Rapture, Tribulation, etc...
ATF '08 - Today's Christian Videos
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"n this witty video illustration parody of the popular Mac vs. PC ads, Faith and Fear go head to head trying to convince the other one that their view on things makes more sense. Video download available at http://www.bluefishtv.com/videos "
-- by Martin Niemöller, prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, best known as the author of the poem First they came.... (First They Came .... poem by Martin Niemöller 64)
First They Came... , from youtube.com
"First They Came For ... " Poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller. - THEN and NOW - . I did NOT speak up. , from youtube.com
First They Came For the Jews , from youtube.com
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Middleeastern-Israelites Persecuted History
Think Smaller - Education Videos
*note: persecution happens to all religions, but there has been a higher rate amongts Christians
Warnings and Encouragements Luke 12
"1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be[a] on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
4 "I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
8 "I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. 9 But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
11 "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” "
STOP THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS! America stand up
"We as American Christians, who enjoy freedom, must stand up for our brothers and sisters in Christ who have not the freedom to worship, to build churches, to share the Gospel! Let us not close our eyes and get active! Christians in muslim dominated countries suffer severe persecution on a daily basis and pay a high price just to be a Christian. What price are we willing to pay?
The pictures shown in the beginning of this clip are actual pictures from the victims of the recent church attack in Baghdad, as well as pictures from the Armenian Genocide, where 2 million Christians were killed by Muslims.
STOP THE PERSECUTION! Let's use our freedom and speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves!"
Former Nazi Tells How Holocaust Happened - Part 1
""Secrets of how it was possible for the holocaust to happen as told by former Nazi Hilmar von Campe. Hilmar explains the similarities between Nazi Germany and America today. Hosted by Linda Evans Shepherd on Denver Celebration. Part One. www.RefreshingSpeaker.com. P.S. Part 2 is now available." Part II-The Pastor who stood up to Hitler"
GoodnewsEverybody.com European: Germans of Germany