Public Challenge

Public Challenge
Written by Jim Staley

I recently was “publicly challenged” on something that was said in one of my articles. And although I and many others strongly disagree with how Christ is portrayed through "publicly challenging" someone instead of privately going to them, addressing them personally in comments, or simply inquiring for more info first before attacking, I can still appreciate the zeal and a desire for truth. Unfortunately, sometimes I’ve noticed though that through our desire to find or divulge the truth at all costs, we can actually cause more damage to the kingdom and turn good people away from hearing the truth we are trying to share. The Bible says the GREATEST commandment is love and if we don't operate in love then He compares us to a clanging cymbal. I would like to remind everyone that without the spirit of love infused into all that we do, we are that clanging symbol in our King's ears. I have learned over time in my own life that all my knowledge amounts to nothing without love and I have no desire to learn a single thing more if I don't already pass the test of love. Being mentored and yoked with those that are stronger than me in my areas of weakness have helped me to see the "egg on my face" in the times I couldn't see it myself and humility had to become my close friend for change to actually happen in my life. I would encourage all of you to take whatever steps are necessary to make sure you pass the test of love before passing out your knowledge to others. Knowledge puffs up but love stays low and on its knees consistently.

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What Happened on 2/22!

What Happened on 2/22!
Written by Jim Staley

It started with deciding to fast on 2/21. I wanted to pray for everyone that was going to pray and fast for me on 2/22 since they were taking time out to pray for me. So by the time 2/22 came I was in my bunk ‪around 1pm‬ and was just laying there and praying. I was very tired and started to nod off. When I woke up I had no idea how much time had passed so I hit the light on my alarm and it said, ‪2:22pm‬! The chances of that are almost impossible. I was blessed to know that He was with me and hearing my prayers. Little did I know that would only be the beginning.

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Hanukkah 2018 in Prison: Part 6

Hanukkah 2018 in Prison: Part 6
Written by Jim Staley

Hanukkah 2018 in Prison: Part 5

Hanukkah 2018 in Prison: Part 5
Written by Jim Staley
HOW DO YOU WAIT ON THE LORD? 
 
Last night was day 5 of our Hanukkah celebration and we had a packed house. And what a blessed evening it was. Today, a man from my own hometown got radically saved and the Father is delivering him from his drug addictions as we speak. He gave his testimony in front of everyone in the room as he said that it was "time to make a change and get right with God." The light was very bright in the room last night and you could feel the Spirit in an almost tangible way.
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Hanukkah 2018 in Prison: Part 4

Hanukkah 2018 in Prison: Part 4
Written by Jim Staley
On night four we did a quick review of the story of Hanukkah and then dove right into the story of Moses at the burning bush. I pointed out that the Angel of the LORD was talking but calls himself God. I asked everyone who was talking? The Angel or Yahweh? Then I showed this Angel of Light who speaks in the first person as Yahweh in several other places and it became clear that the Angel of LORD and Yahweh were, in fact, one and the same. I then took them back to a passage that we read yesterday when we discussed Abraham, where in Genesis 18 there were three "visitors" that approached Abraham, with one of them declaring himself as Yahweh. While two of the men (angels disguised as men) go to Sodom to retrieve Lot, the other man, who is called Yahweh, stands before Abraham and converses with him about the future of Sodom.
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