Top of the Week: The Church Must Arise in End-Times Power

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Decline in Freedoms Means the Church Must Arise in End-Times Power

To everyone still sleeping through the communist takeover being deployed around the world, consider this your wake-up call. Governments, intelligence agencies and "woke" organizations are increasingly suppressing our freedoms and stifling the advancement of the kingdom. If the church in every nation fails to arise, we face the threat of going underground or becoming extinct.

In February 2021, after a year of fighting lawsuits and threats of fines and jail time, congregations in California finally got a Supreme Court ruling to reopen churches at 25% capacity with COVID restrictions on masks and social distancing still in place. The Supreme Court declined to rule on whether singing was a health risk. Dissenting Justice Elena Kagan called COVID-19 a '"raging pandemic" and stated, "Under the Court's injunction, the State must instead treat worship services like secular activities that pose a much lesser danger."

'Cheerleader for the Lord' COGIC Evangelist Joyce Rodgers Dies at 65

Joyce Rodgers, evangelist, speaker, author and founder of Joyce Rodgers International and Primary Purpose Ministries Inc. died Wednesday at the age of 65 after battling an undisclosed illness.

In a social media post, the ministry announced the "peaceful transition" of its founder, saying, "Today, we honor and celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman who has gone on to receive her reward. May the God of peace be with the Timmons family; our friends and partners of this ministry and the countless lives she touched around the world."

In War Against 'Woke' Culture, Mario Murillo Says We Need Pattons to Arise

Mario Murillo, who was powerfully used in the Jesus Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and speaks to millions via his blog, in-person revival meetings and national television programs, says our generation needs Pattons to arise—referring to General George Patton, a hero of World War II.

"Patton's fundamental approach to war in the natural is the precise tactic for war that we need now," Murillo says. "For example, he didn't want his men digging foxholes. He was about advancing, moving forward, taking the offensive to the enemy."

Patton didn't care about public opinion because, as he said, "I've got a war to win."

California District Court Crushes Statewide Permanent Injunction Against COVID Restrictions

Tuesday, a California District Court entered an order approving Liberty Counsel's settlement of the lawsuit on behalf of Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry against California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The full and final settlement was approved today the district court and thus is the first statewide permanent injunction in the country against COVID restrictions on churches and places of worship. Under the agreed statewide permanent injunction, all California churches may hold worship without discriminatory restrictions.

Under the settlement, California may no longer impose discriminatory restrictions upon houses of worship. The governor must also pay Liberty Counsel $1,350,000 to reimburse attorney's fees and costs.

Why Kenneth E. Hagin Said the Church Lacks True Holy Spirit Power

There is a book in my library I often refer to. It is called Tongues: Beyond The Upper Room, by the late Kenneth E. Hagin.

Every believer should have that book. Every church should teach thoroughly from it. Every minister should read it regularly. There are certain men of old like Hagin and many others who were sent by God with light from heaven for their generation. The challenge with each new generation is to keep the light burning that these men brought to us from the Holy Ghost. There is a new church methodology that is making it easier to lose this light. There is a new ministry philosophy that is content to let it slip away because according to their wisdom, it doesn't bring in the numbers or the dollars.

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