CN Morning Rundown: Iranian Defector Dedicates Olympic Medal to Israel

Saeid Mollaei (NBC Olympics Worldwide YouTube channel)

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Iranian Defector Dedicates Olympic Medal to Israel

Shortly after winning a silver medal in Judo at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei dedicated the award to Israel.

Mollaei represented Mongolia in the men's -81Kg division, losing the gold to Japan's Takanori Nagase.

Mollaei told the Israeli Sports Channel he is grateful for the support he's received from Israel after defecting from Iran.

The Word the Lord Gave Me Was 'Multiply': Daniel Kolenda Talks Missions Mandate, Orlando Church Plant and Great End-Times Harvest

Daniel Kolenda knows what ministry success looks like. But rather than resting on the past, the fiery world-renowned evangelist and successor to Reinhard Bonnke at Christ for all Nations is moving into the future with Holy Spirit power—and a God-ordained mandate.

"At CfaN, we've seen more than 80 million people come to Christ over the last 34 years," Kolenda tells Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "And we've held huge evangelistic campaign around the world—we are still doing that, by the way."

But a little over a year ago, Kolenda says God put it on his heart that "We need to have a base, a home community. ... It wasn't so much that I sat down and said, 'I want to plant a church,' ... I felt an ultimatum from the Lord, saying, 'Are you going to do what I've asked you to do? Are you going to steward well what I've already put in your hands?'"

Shane Idleman: Why Being Controversial Isn't Necessarily Wrong

If God decides to usher in another spiritual awakening where the church comes alive and sinful man repents on a large scale, it will not be nice and tidy. All great moves of God have been controversial.

As a student of revivals, I understand that being "controversial" isn't necessarily a bad thing. God is not predictable, and odd things can happen when a sinful person is overcome by the power of God.

Not Everything Done in God's Name Bears His Approval

Some suggest that today's battle is not so much against liberals in the church but against those who are "not open" to new prophecies and visions—those who "religiously hold to the written Word alone."

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