Our nation has been rocked with natural disasters. From raging storms that swept through Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, killing over 300, to flooding in the Midwest, to earthquakes in the West and elsewhere, to wildfires, to hurricanes, to tornadoes, to ice storms, to drought. And this year, we’ve been hit hard with four hurricanes, …
Thursday, May 2, 2013, is the National Day of Prayer. In 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, we read, “When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (NKJV)
If there has ever been a time in America’s history where we need to turn back to God, this is the time! Will you join Personhood FL in
What Does the Dark Knight Rises Shooting at the Colorado Movie Theater Say about America, Pastor Bryan Longworth, Covenant Tabernacle
As we gather together to worship the Lord, our hearts are saddened by the shooting that happened in Colorado, and I think we must ask ourselves what does The Dark Knight Rises shooting tell us about America? What does this tell us about our country? Where have we gone wrong that a young person can walk into a theater, a bright person, someone that is in a PhD program, can walk into a theater with a bulletproof vest, helmet, gas mask, four weapons, and thousands of rounds of ammunition and kill 12 people and wound dozens of others? Certainly God has some answers for us. We’re going to look to see what the word of God has to say concerting this subject.
We need to turn back to God, and you may ask: how do we need to turn back to God? It’s not us that need to turn back to God, it’s all those wicked people out there, but let me tell you something: when the most conservative branch of Christianity only has 9% of its members that have a Biblical worldview, we have a problem in this nation. When the majority of Christians are more likely to be influenced by TV, the news, and movies than they are from the word of God, we have a problem in this nation. When we have pastors that stand up and condone fornication, and adultery, and homosexuality, and perform homosexual marriage ceremonies, and even ordain ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ who are homosexual, something that God says is an abomination, we have a problem in this nation. When we shed the blood of over 55,000,000 preborn children for our convenience, for our figures, for our careers, we have a problem in this nation.
God has called us to be the culture carriers. He has called us to disciple the nations. He has called us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. He has called us to be the pillar and ground of truth, and we have failed to do this in this nation. In fact, we inherited a nation that was largely
Today is the National Day of Prayer. Our nation has a long heritage of turning back to God in a time of need. These times of need are usually precipitated by compromise and sin which leads to the judgment of God. Those times of judgment often bring us back to God, and coming back to God in turn brings His blessings.
If there were ever a time that America needs to turn back to God, it is now! If there were ever a time when the church of Jesus Christ needs to turn back to God, it is now! On May the 3rd, join us in participating in the National Day of Prayer, and join us in collecting petitions for the Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment. “We, the people” of the state of Florida must turn back to the covenant we made with Almighty God…
We are in a quest to end abortion and protect all innocent human life, we realize that to see that protection become reality by law and by love, we must return to God. A nation that will not honor God and His commandments will not honor preborn children, seniors, or the disabled created in His image. Kirk Cameron’s movie Monumental is all about returning to God in word and deed. I urge you to see monumental and pray that God grants us a spirit of repentance so that we might turn from our wicked ways.
When’s the last time you saw a Christian film that really breaks the mold of a Christian film? When’s the last time you saw a truly Gospel centered film that left you educated and encouraged in the work of God, but also inspired as an artist?
If you’re scratching your head, you need to watch Monumental.
The sermon above was preached by Pastor Chuck Longworth, Pastor Bryan Longworth, and Jeremy Longworth Sunday, September 16, 2001 at Covenant Tabernacle Church in White City, FL. If you recall the time, you recall that America was in shock from the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the failed attack on the White House. This was the Sunday when all football and baseball games were postponed. Churches were filled. Pastors called for repentance. Americans prayed. Democrats and Republicans even sang God Bless America together, but was the 911 attacks a sign that God’s blessings and protection had been lifted from America? If so, what it necessary to return God’s blessing, protection, and favor to America? These questions were explored from the Bible by Pastor Chuck Longworth, Pastor Bryan Longworth, and Jeremy Longworth.
The Bible tells us in Psalm 27:1 “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. (NKJV) The United States of America has enjoyed the greatest of God’s blessing and protection over the years. The Lord has guarded our cities and our country for attacks from within and without, yet the Lord wasn’t guarding our city 911! And many will ask why was He not guarding our city? I will say that it is because we as a nation have left His commandments. We as a nation have departed from the principles, the moral foundation that this nation was founded upon. Many, even those in the church, have thought that America is so great that God couldn’t possibly fulfill His purpose in this earth without
Keith Mason from PersonhoodUSA will be coming to Port Saint Lucie this Saturday, July 16th from 9am to 12 pm at Grace Family Church on 6300 NW Torino Parkway, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34986.
In the evening Cal Zastrow and Operation Save America will be coming to Orlando at 6:30 pm to 9 pm this Saturday, July 16th at Victorious Living Center, 250 N. Ivey Lane, Orlando, FL
Psalm 133:1-3, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity…. for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
5-1-11 National Day of Prayer, Humiliation, and Fasting Before God, Covenant Tabernacle, Pastor Bryan Longworth
Our nation has been rocked with natural disasters with raging storms sweeping through Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, killing over 300 to date. Yet this is nothing new. Since that dreadful Roe v Wade decision and the ensuing millions upon millions of unborn babies that have been killed by “safe, legal” abortion on demand, we have seen ever increasing damage from natural disasters. From flooding in the Midwest, to earthquakes in the West and elsewhere, to wild fires, to hurricanes, to tornadoes, to ice storms, to drought. It is as if creation is groaning with birth pangs, eagerly awaiting the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8:22). It is as if creation will not willingly put up with our futility and as if God is removing His restraining hand (Romans 8:19-21). It is as if the land were vomiting out its inhabitants as God warns in Leviticus 18 and 20.
We will never forget what happened September 11, 2001. On that day, one’s political party, race, or church didn’t matter. We joined together and cried out for our country that we love so dearly. We joined hands with strangers and cried to God for mercy. The whole world stopped: yes, even our enemies prayed for America. We had taken God out of America, yet 911 put God back into America … for one week! How quickly we went back to our lives forgetting the God who made this country great because
At the founding of this country, and even prior its founding, our forefathers turned to God in the time of need. Whether it was the Pilgrims wondering if they’d make it through that first winter, the Puritans wondering why their crops were failing, or our founding fathers wondering how they could defeat a superior army when our men didn’t even have shoes to wear, our forefathers cried out to God when tried, and God answered their prayers.
Today, we find ourselves in a situation where we need God. Our economy has failed, our money system is on the verge of collapse, natural disasters are taking their toll, and terrorist feel emboldened to attack us on our own soil. At the same time, Republican and Democrat administrations have trampled the constitution under foot, and we now see the very real possibility of losing this great nation we call our own.
It is time that we repent of our sins and cry out to God on behalf of our nation.