We give God praise and thanks for today. Let us enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Welcome!
Legislators at the Iowa statehouse have introduced a bill that would permit schools to teach the Bible as an elective course. But some are opposing it as an extreme piece of legislation. State representative Dean Fisher along with 11 other republicans recently introduced house file 2031 which would direct the state department of education to prepare material and teacher training for a high school elective course that would focus on the Bible. The Des Moines Register quoted Fisher as saying, “Basically I want to give students the opportunity to study the Bible from the perspective of its impact on history and culture.”
Last year the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit against Mercer County Schools for offering an elective Bible course that existed in some capacity since 1939, but a federal judge David A. Faber dismissed it. He stated the following, “ The Supreme Court has by no means established an absolute bar on the Bible being taught and studied in the public school system. “
It is noteworthy that Iowa is joining a growing number of states which now have laws allowing Bible courses to be taught in their public schools. Among them are Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. In June last year, Kentucky Republican Governor, Matt Bevin, signed a bill allowing public schools to teach a course on the Bible. He said at the time, “The idea that we would not want this to be opinion for people in school that would be crazy. I don’t know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this.”
It would seem that there is a Bible revolution taking place in the schools across our nation. We must pray that this would become so contagious even to the point of engulfing the entire school system in our nation. Even though the Bible may be taught as a course, the fact remains that the children of our nation will be in the presence of the Word of God. And Hebrews 4: 12 tells us the following, “For the Word of God is quick (living, relevant) and powerful and shaper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
GATHERING OF THE INTERCESSORS
PRAISE & ADORATION PRACTICE
Friday, 6:00 p.m.
HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
Apostle Edghill and Pastor Emily, along with the entire F.E.A. family, express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brother Silton Isaac, who passed away on Wednesday, 24th on the Mainland. May God comfort and strengthen you in this difficult hour.
You Are a Sharp Instrument in the Hand of the Lord
Act Now! You are a sharp instrument in the hand of the Lord, able to thresh the highest, strongest and most stubborn enemy. To thresh means to separate grain with a flail or by the actions of a revolving mechanism. It’s a violent or noisy movement, typically involving hitting something repeatedly.
God wants you to become a terror to those things that have been a terror to you. His Word says He will make you into this new instrument-new meaning fresh, rebuilt and repaired.
He will make you sharp-determined, eager and prepared, having teeth, meaning to have a two-edged sword. When the enemy comes, have no fear. You will crush, crumble, stamp, beat in pieces, bruise and make dust of the enemy with the Word of God. The enemy will be dispersed by the whirlwind. God will cause you to rejoice and spin around with exceeding great joy!
My prayer to activate, cultivate and transform my world;
“Father, I rejoice in You! Because You make me a new, sharp,
threshing instrument having teeth, the enemy is crushed and
crumbled. I will now be a terror to those things that have tried
to terrorize me.”
~Act Now by Dr. Pamela Hardy
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