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IHOPKC Announces Permanent Separaation From Mike Bickle

On the evening of Friday, Dec. 22, IHOPKC spokesman Eric Volz, managing director of The David House Agency, announced that the 24/7 prayer and worship ministry is “formally and permanently” separating from Mike Bickle.

In addition to Bickle’s complete removal from the organization in light of “new information,” IHOPKC Executive Director Stuart Greaves has resigned and stepped down from his role on the ministry’s board of directors.

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Has God Called the Church to Rule the World?

Over the last two decades, I’ve been hearing more and more people equate the New Testament term for church, also called the ekklesia, primarily with influencing secular politics (like instituting a Christian theocracy). This is because the etymology of this word had to do with the way the Greek citizens would assemble to make public policy decisions, as a modern-day congress.

Jesus borrowed this political term from Greek culture to describe His representative body of the kingdom of God on earth (Matt. 16:18, 18:17). People reading this political definition of ekklesia sometimes interpret this to mean that God has called the church to take over the world and become the legislative body of the earth. Often, this is played out by Christians running for office and standing in the gates of power to fulfill the ekklesia mission.

But is this what Jesus was speaking about?

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Touring Kfar Aza Ruins, Evangelicals Call Hamas Savagery ‘Revolting’—a ‘Scene From Saving Private Ryan’

We are barely two miles from the Gaza border.

We can see smoke rising from Israeli air strikes on Hamas positions.

We can hear – and feel – the steady boom, boom, boom of IDF artillery, fired from close beside us, at Hamas strongholds in Gaza. {eoa}

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