Jennifer on the Radio: Is America Too Spiritually Sick to Recover?

On last week's Dose of the Ghost on Chosen Generation Radio, I sat down with Pastor Greg Young and Ken Thornberg of Freedom Encounter Ministries to discuss a pointed question: Is America too spiritually sick to recover? That's a question that's on the minds of many people as some prophets are prophesying judgment and others are prophesying revival.

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Dealing With Church Hurt God’s Way

We except to be mistreated in the world, but we’re often blindsided—and get out feelings hurt—when brothers and sisters in Christ don’t invite us to the party, talk behind our backs, or aren’t there for us in a time of need.

I wrote a short article with some prophetic insight on overcoming hurt feeling’s God’s way some years ago and it’s consistently one of the most visited articles on my site. And on Sunday I was a guest on Love and Life Radio, where I discussed the topic of “church hurt” with Coach Steph. Although some would argue that we need to die to self, overcoming hurt feelings—dealing with offense—remains a relevant topic in the church today.

Have you been hurt in church? What are you supposed to do? How do you handle it? Leave the church? Confront the issue? Bury it? Lash out at the person who hurt you? When people are hurt by a church or church member, how can this conflict be resolved? What does this Bible say about this and how do you practically walk that out?

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Demon Possession: The New Confession of Modern Youth

I don’t listen to secular radio. I haven’t listened to secular radio on purpose since I was saved and tossed thousands of dollars of secular CDs in the garbage.

As dark as secular music was back then, mainstream music has taken on a whole new level of demonic influence as popular radio songs work to get our youth to confess they are demon-inspired, if not demon possessed.

This revelation came as I was driving across the state of Florida with my teenaged daughter recently and decided to take a listen to what type of music today’s youth finds appealing. I heard the typical Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry hits that were hardly wholesome but not especially wicked. But I also heard tunes from "artists" like Eminem, Rihanna and Imagine Dragons that shocked me.

Consider the hook in Eminem’s “The Monster,” which features Rihanna: “I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed; Get along with the voices inside of my head; You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath; And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy.”

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Jennifer on the Radio: Is Jezebel Perverting Christ’s Disciples?

What does discipleship look like and hoe do we take people deeper. Breaking away form what we think we need and embracing what God really has for us. Is Jezebel perverting Christianity with its teachings? I caught up with Pastor Greg Young of Chosen Generation Radio to discuss these and others issues impacting the church.

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Is This Reality TV Show Making a Mockery of Christian Courtship?

While many in America are watching The Bachelor this winter, a Christian version is set to hit the airwaves this summer with a twist on the popular reality TV show.

It Takes a Church, with 2014 Grammy Award nominee Natalie Grant, is set to debut on GSN midyear. GSN is now casting for what it calls “an exciting, family-friendly dating show that takes place in the best community churches in America.”

If you “belong to an amazing church filled with a lively, fun congregation” or if you “have a dynamic pastor who inspires you every single day,” GSN wants to hear from you. Your church could be part of the latest 60-minute Christian reality TV program that will document efforts to find a “romantic partner” for the show’s star. At each church, the pastor will ask members to play matchmaker.

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VIDEO: When the Devil Accuses God

Check out this spiritual warfare video teaching. (Click the headline to watch the video.) Satan is sometimes called the Accuser of the Brethren (see Rev. 12:10) but I've discovered he's also an Accuser of Almighty God. Satan will do anything he can to drive a wedge between you and your loving Creator. He points a finger at God when tragedy—or even just circumstances you don't like—strikes. He suggests God doesn't care about your problems. He blames God for not healing your sick loved one.

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When the Devil Accuses God

Satan is sometimes called the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10), but I’ve discovered he’s also an accuser of almighty God.

Satan will do anything he can to drive a wedge between you and your loving Creator. He points a finger at God when tragedy—or even just circumstances you don’t like—strikes. He suggests God doesn’t care about your problems. He blames God for not healing your sick loved one.

All of these accusations come as subtle suggestions—whispers to your soul that intend to make you bitter toward God because you feel disappointed, disillusioned or deceived. Nothing is ever God’s fault, but the devil can surely introduce doubt, ask a well-timed question or arrange circumstantial evidence to set God up.

Don’t fall for it. Satan is trying to get you to turn your back on the One who can help you through the disappointment, disillusionment and deception. And if you are holding a grudge against God, He is ready to deliver you from the gall of bitterness. He’s not mad at you, even though you’ve been mad at Him. Let’s take a look at some examples in Scripture of how the devil accuses God.

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Jennifer on the Radio: Could 2014 Be a Turnaround Year for America?

As we enter into 2014 what can we do to improve our spiritual health and have a greater impact in our world? Scripture says that the field is ripe for the harvest but the workers are few. A recent Gallup Poll says that 75% of americans believe that American society would be better off if more Americans were religious. If the general public is ready for this how do we wade through the medias bias, the government bias and deliver to the people what they really need which is a relationship with Jesus Christ? Could 2014 could be a real turn around year in America.

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What to Do When You Get Hurt in Church

Have you been hurt in church? What are you supposed to do? How do you handle it? Leave the church? Confront the issue? Bury it? I wrote an article some years ago called “Overcoming Hurt Feelings God’s Way.” It gets so many reads, and it's such a short article. I decided to expound on the concept of church hurt in this Q&A session.

When people are hurt by a church or church member, how can this conflict be resolved?

First, you have to pray. It may be that the Lord is going to deal with them directly and anything you say would just make matters worse.

But pray, and see if the Lord can give you a graceful way to explain how you feel. It’s important that you don’t make accusations against those who hurt you. Use terms like, when you did this I felt like this… or when you say this, I feel like that.

But pray, and see if the Lord can give you a graceful way to explain how you feel. It’s important that you don’t make accusations against those who hurt you. Use terms like, when you did this I felt like this… or when you say this, I feel like that.

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VIDEO: 7 Ways to Make the Devil Flee Seven Ways

Check out this spiritual warfare video teaching. (Click the headline to watch the video.)

When you are living in covenant with God, you can stand on the blessings of Deuteronomy 28. One of them deals specifically with spiritual warfare: “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).  Be sure to click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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