Friday, May 17, 2013

Help! Where Do I find The Time To Write?

By Pat Hodges

Is writing your passion yet you can't find the time to write because of a busy schedule? I know it's been that way for me! I'm far from perfecting my time management, but I am getting a better handle on it. I came across this article by the author of the book, "Iona Portal" that sheds some light on this subject and may help some of you who have struggled in this very area as I have. Click on the following link to get some helpful tips on this subject:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Upcoming Houston Meeting May 18th

Join us in Houston Texas for a time of food, fellowship and prophetic ministry hosted by Sharon Sargeant. As always, we look forward to seeing you there!
Details are listed below.

Location and Time:
Saturday, May 18th 2013
6504 T Bar M Blvd
Houston, TX 77069
Fellowship begins at 6:30pm
Meeting begins at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pat Confesses!

Pat Confesses! Read it here on The Christian Pulse

Ministries That Don't Minister

Modern Day False Teaching and Legalism

Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

1Corinthins 5:6b . . . Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Beware of the modern day pharisees. There is currently a rising tide of so called ministries that are strongly pushing the law and legalism, all in the name of “ministry”. I call these false ministries or pseudo ministries which aren't ministries at all but rather individuals and/or organizations who have allowed the enemy to bring them back under the law. As a result what they minister is nothing more than law and legalism which is the leaven which Jesus warned about.
You see, the enemy knows if he can get us back under the law or a form of the law, he can strip us of our authority, power, joy and freedom as born again Christians. He has stepped up the sowing of seeds of legalism as of late and many are falling for the old lie in the name of holiness and “correcting” an abuse of the message of grace. Jumping out of one ditch into another ditch is not the answer, neither is it the proper way to correct doctrinal error, but instead it only promotes doctrinal confusion.
Those that labor under the law are unwittingly caught up in a web of works and works mentality which Paul addresses in the book of Romans and Ephesians. Jesus walked this earth setting mankind free, not trying to bring us back into bondage of the old covenant, but establishing a new and better covenant which takes the works out of coming into right standing with God because He was, is and forever will be the Supreme Sacrifice that the law required.
This doctrinal error is being propagated through books as much as anything. When you get a book, look at it first to see how well it actually lines up with the Word, but more importantly how it lines up with what Jesus actually taught. Don't just swallow books and teachings hook line and sinker just because they're full of scripture references. Anyone can take scripture out of context and make it say what they want it to say. If you don't know what the main thrust of Jesus' teaching was, get in the Word and find out. Pay attention to the epistles of Paul as they mainly deal with the true doctrine of Jesus and his teachings. There's even a false teaching circulating that the name “Jesus” is synonymous with the name of “Zeus”! This could not be further from the truth, but people believe this stuff because they don’t bother to scrutinize what they're told or read! For an excellent rebuttal on this claim, click on the following link

I won't address it here because the article (by Dr. Michael Brown) does and excellent job of addressing the issue (why reinvent the wheel).

We are in a time like no other where unprecedented revelation from Heaven is being released, but also unprecedented false teaching is being released. The scripture holds true, when the wheat is sown, the enemy comes and sows tares (weeds) with it (Matthew 13).