Pat Robertson’s Resurrection Sunday Challenge

Yesterday I texted the following to many pastors and leaders in the Body of Christ:

I’d like to share a challenge Pat Robertson issued one day this week on The 700 Club. He appeared to be livid. You could almost imagine smoke coming out his ears. He exclaimed how can this inert little bug hold such sway when we are the Church of the Living God. The Body of Christ, which has been given dominion. He dramatically challenged pastors over the nation to have their congregations take authority over the coronavirus this Resurrection Sunday.

I believe if pastors and congregations will take Pat’s challenge and join together we can take that virus down in a precipitous decline. One that will demonstrate something supernatural happened.

We can do this. We must do this. We will do this. Together!

In their Sunday service at A Glorious Church Fellowship in Collinsville, Oklahoma, Chip and Candace are calling me and we’re going to take authority according to Ephesians 1:17 through 2:1, 4-6. The service is at 10:00 CDT. You can join on Facebook or their webpage aglorious.church

Be ready to rule and reign. Be ready to rule from a position of fearless faith and love. To help you conquer fear and stress, I am reposting a blog I did in May 2015.

 

The Chess Match

Kenneth E. Hagin taught us to engage in a sort of “chess” match with God.

This encounter has rules:

  1. You have a turn, and then God has a turn, etc.
  2. God will never move out of turn.
  3. God will never fail to move when it is His turn.

Here is the Scripture:

KJV
Phil. 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Verse 6 is your move.
Verse 7 is God’s move.
Verse 8 is your move again.

Brother Hagin emphasized that the first move is your move.
And you can do it.
God would never tell you to do something you cannot do.

He liked to use the Amplified translation’s instruction for your first move.

Amplified Bible
Phil. 4:6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

You can do it. You can refuse to fret and have anxiety about anything.

Bring your thoughts captive. Talk to yourself.

“Worry, fretting, anxiety, I rebuke you. I refuse to worry. I refuse to fret. God told me I can do it and I can.”

Then you pray. With thanksgiving. You let your requests be known to God.

When you have done step one, and moved in your turn, you can be assured God will move in His turn.

The Peace of God that passes all understanding will come upon you, it will move into you, it will move into the situation. Your heart and your mind will be kept through your Lord Jesus Christ.

The Peace of God will guard your heart and your mind.

Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Now it’s your turn again. Verse 8 is your turn. You have to do something with your mind. You have to control your thoughts. You have to make your mind stay on whatever meets these criteria:

Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

I learned to practice this in my late 20s, and I have known much peace where I could have known torment.

A relative who loved to gossip would always try to fill me in on the latest when I went back to our hometown to visit her. Even though she was my elder, I often had to tell her that I did not want to hear it.

“But it’s true!” she would retort.

“Yes,” I would say, “but it isn’t lovely.”

One thing that meets all the criteria (true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report) is the Word of God.

 

 

 

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