SHINING LIGHT    7 MINISTRIES
SHINING LIGHT    7 MINISTRIES
Isaiah 61
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A Word Of Encouragement and
Warning To Ministers Of The Gospel
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES
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In the account of Gideon, it affords us as believers,
especially as leaders in the Church today, a zoom into the
insight and heart of our Heavenly Creator and Father, to
see and know His heart, passion and loving protection for
His beloved treasured possession as He sets up “least
likely” individuals to perform mighty acts for Him, because
they were unassuming, humble and lacked confidence in
themselves to achieve great things for God!  In this
account we will also see, the qualities and characteristics
of those whom God chooses for leadership.

As well, God shows us in this story how it is never wise to
second guess His Will after it has been clearly revealed
and also how the outcome of our spiritual battles are often
dependent upon overthrowing all of the false god (idols) in
our lives. In this astonishing display of the Almighty’s
power and sovereignty, we see even when we are
outnumbered in odds of 450 to one, the All Powerful One
can give us the victory!  Hallelujah!  

As leaders in the Church, we should be careful of what we
allow into our lives, lest it become a snare and trap unto
ourselves and also others that we lead and minister to,
as it had become to the people of  Israel in seven long
years of bitter oppression because of the sin of neglecting
God’s  ordinances and the crime of rebelling against Him.  
After Gideon became aware and confirmed with the
request of the “fleece” that Jehovah had indeed
summoned and called him to be a Judge and General in
His army, Gideon’s army had grown to a band of 22,000
men.  The Lord spoke to Gideon (Judges 7:2) and told him
“The people who are with you are too many for Me to give
the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel boast about
themselves against Me, saying, My own hand has
delivered me”!  

Now please listen to what God tells Gideon next!  
He says, “ So now proclaim in the ears of the men, saying,
Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him turn back and
depart from Mount Gilead”! And 22,000 of the men
returned, but 10,000 remained.

Did you notice that God weeded out all of those who were
cowardly, weak and despondent at the prospect of going
to war to face what looked to them like impossible feat
against the enemy?  The enemies numbers in the natural
were at seemingly futile odds against any victory, and
this is what almost over half of this army saw and this
terrorized and left them with hopelessness in their hearts.  
They lacked faith in the very One who brought their
ancestors through the Red Sea and cause water to pour
forth from a rock in the wilderness.  But God’s objective
in limiting Gideon’s band of men was to fortify the spirit of
His army with the hope and faith that He,  God, would give
them the victory!  

The intent of the Ever-Seeing, All- Knowing and Ever
Present God, was to deprive His people of all ground for
self-glorification!  Only the Captain of the Hosts was going
to have the Glory and this is what He was setting up and
Gideon was going to be successful and victorious
because God was orchestrating the whole event to step on
the neck of the enemy, even though they were greater in
number.  To be exact, they numbered 135,000 in
comparison to the final number in Gideon’s army,
which the Lord reduced to only 300 ill-armed men who
were outnumbered 450 to one!

But God said to Gideon in verse four of our account, “The
men are still too many; bring them down to the water, and I
will test them for you there. And he of whom I say to you,
This man shall go with you, the same shall go with
you; and he of whom I say to you, This man shall not go
with you, shall not go. 5 So he brought the men down
to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, Everyone who
laps up the water with his tongue as a dog laps it, you
shall set by himself, likewise everyone who bows down on
his knees to drink.

The scripture goes on to tell us that Gideon divided the
army into three companies. Then he gave each man a
trumpet, a pitcher, and a torch. At the appointed time, 300
trumpets blasted the air, 300 hands raised their pitchers
and smashed them to bits, 300 burning torches pierced the
darkness, and 300 warriors cried, “The sword of the Lord
and of Gideon”! The Midianites were thrown into panic. In
the confusion, some committed suicide or killed their
comrades. The remaining soldiers fled.  Hallelujah!!!!

What a wonderful story of God’s love for his people!  The
enemies of Israel were completely routed, and Israel's
homeland was secure!  It was a glorious victory for God
and for Gideon, who became an instant hero!
Two Midianite kings, Zebah and Zalmunna, were captured
and killed for their murderous deeds and as a conquering
warrior, Gideon was invited to become king but he
declined.  By Gideon refusing the offer to be king, it shows
us how modest and devout and careful to not steal the
power and glory that belonged to God.  After Gideon went
back to home, the word tells us that Israel was blessed
with 40 years of peace  

As was mentioned at the beginning of this writing, we
would see the qualities and characteristics that God
chooses for leadership in His army.  Through the life and
exploits of Gideon, God reveals much about Himself and
the preparation which His leaders need for divine service
in His kingdom even today.

The story of Gideon shows that God calls leaders from
unlikely backgrounds and situations. Gideon was a poor
farmer's son who worked with his hands, and his father
was an idol worshiper. But nevertheless, still, Gideon was
an effective leader in God's army.

Another lesson for lesson for leadership that we can glean
from this story of Gideon, is we see in this account also,
that God prefers a few dedicated, disciplined, and devoted
followers in comparison to a throng of self-serving,
independent and uncommitted workers. God can win
mighty victories with a handful of a fully committed
minority!

Another leadership lesson from Gideon is that a leader's
spiritual life is sustained by regular worship. (Judges 6:16-
19) It appears that Gideon worshiped frequently, ie; in
times of personal crisis as well as celebration!  His father
was an idolater, but Gideon remain faithful to his roots,
and God saw the love that he had for Him.
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The War on Kids is a  documentary film about the American
school system. The film takes a look at public school education
in America and concludes that schools are not only failing to
educate, but are increasingly authoritarian institutions more
akin to prisons that are eroding the foundations of American
democracy.  Students are robbed of basic freedoms primarily
due to irrational fears; they are searched, arbitrarily punished
and force-fed dangerous pharmaceutical drugs.

Students are denied basic constitutional rights. They can be
searched, drug-tested, forced to incriminate themselves, and
capriciously punished. Surveillance cameras, locker searches,
and metal detectors are shown to be commonplace. Courts
routinely uphold the school’s right to do whatever they choose,
creating an atmosphere of fear and loathing, anger and despair.
The physical structure of these institutions are themselves
oppressive, resembling prisons in many ways, yet even more
dreary.

The educational mission of the public school system has been
reduced from one of learning and preparation for adult
citizenship to one of control and containment.  Socialistic or
Communistic agendas have always subtly indoctrinated with
take over efforts using words like “pay your fair share”, or
“majority rules”, or “no tolerance zone”!   
"And when you hear of wars and insurrections
(disturbances, disorder, and confusion), do not become
alarmed and panic-stricken and terrified; for all this
must take place first, but the end will not [come]
immediately".
 Luke 21:9
WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR
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O LORD, [earnestly] remember what has come upon
us! Look down and see our reproach (our national
disgrace)! 2 Our inheritance has fallen over to
strangers, our houses to foreigners.
Lamentations 5

[Because of your detestable disobedience] your
country lies desolate, your cities are burned with
fire; your land — strangers devour it in your very
presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by aliens.
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WASHINGTON – A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50
attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps
across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the
organization on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists.

Seven of the compounds have been identified as training facilities:
Marion, Alabama; Commerce, Georgia; Macon, Georgia; Talihina,
Oklahoma; York County, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee and Red
House, Virginia. Other compounds are located in California,
Colorado, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington,
Michigan and West Virginia.
WATCH THIS VIDEO EXPOSE'
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HOW A SUPER VOLCANO  CAN  THREATEN THE EARTH
YELLOWSTONE PARK SUPER VOLCANO
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WND Exclusive: 35 Terror Training
Camps Now Operating Inside U.S
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AND THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED TO DARKNESS
Joel 2:28-31
And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your
sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall
dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Even upon
the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I
pour out My Spirit.
30 And I will show signs and wonders in the
heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.
COULD IT BE IN GOD'S PLAN TO USE THE
YELLOWSTONE PARK SUPER VOLCANO
AS A PART OF HIS PLAN TO USHER IN
CHRIST'S RETURN?
Scientist have been measuring rises in the ground surface and
bulges are forming in more than one location. The biggest bulge is
forming under Yellowstone Lake and has been  measured to have
grown one hundred feet in the last few years.  
Geophysicist Bob Smith, has written a book called "Windows into
the Earth." He says, "Devastation would be complete and
incomprehensible." Before the super eruption, large earthquakes
would likely swarm the surrounding areas until the huge blast that
would erase Yellowstone completely off the map.
After the initial eruption, clouds of gas and rock would burn
everything in its path with temperatures reaching to hundreds of
degrees Celsius. Ashfall would cover the western United States
and also enter the jet stream with the potential to cripple air
transportation and threaten the world's food supply.
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.HIGHWAY ROBBERY
This video is a must see!  It deals  with the
apostates who presented a counterfeit religion
back in the days of the Judges where there was
“No king" in the land and the people did what
seemed right in their own eyes”!  This message
exposes the deceptive and bogus leaders of today
who are guilty of robbing Jesus Christ of His
rightful and precious inheritance!
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UPDATE ON THE RADIO FREQUENCY
IDENTIFICATION CHIP (RFID)
Could the RFID Chip be the  
dreaded   "Mark of the Beast "?
Revelation 13:16-18 says, “And he causeth
all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond, to receive a mark in their
right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that
no man might buy or sell, save he that had
the mark, or the name of the beast,
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The following message is a hard hitting account of what is
happening in the Church today supposedly in the in the
"Name of Jesus",  but is in fact a mockery of how God
intended for His leadership to build His Kingdom!
USING GOD AS A MEANS TO ONE'S OWN END ONLY
TO BUILD A KINGDOM UNTO SELF IN GOD'S NAME,
LEADS TO ETERNAL DEATH!
OVERTHROWN BY STRANGERS IS COMING TO PASS
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TOYING WITH GOD'S GRACE IS DEADLY
A video showing the error of those who take
the grace of Godly lightly and the outcome of
their folly.
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