dom-1707634_640I know a lot of you pray.  It is a big part of your life to pray.  When you see the darkness we live in, you don’t panic, you pray.  You have learned that the most powerful form of warfare is prayer.  You have become Prayer Warriors.  I have a burden to build a Prayer Chapel on the internet.  It will be a special place for the saints to go to pray, be inspired and to learn.  It will be a place where young believers can go to learn to be Prayer Warriors.  What a prospect!  A School of Prayer Warriors!

In Elisha’s days the school of the prophets got too small.  Elisha led them in building a new structure(2 Kings 6:1-7).  Allow me to take just a few words for our purpose:  “Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell.”

How would you envision such a Chapel?  In Europe and even here in Hot Springs, I have visited some beautiful Chapels, built at great expense to express confidence in prayer and encouragement to the burdened heart to come alone in the Presence of Jesus Christ.  I have fond and blessed memories of those chapels.  But I have a greater vision.  It is a place where daily many thousands are gathering around the Throne of Grace in worshipful prayer, carrying out the business of King Jesus in His Kingdom.

Now back to “every man a beam”.  What is your beam?  What could you provide?  What kind of building materials do you have?  Let me probe your spirit.  What are your favorite passages of Scripture?  I mean the ones where you have often found the supernatural answers you needed, or the courage to keep on praying.  I would like to know the twelve passages which have encouraged you most.  You might be amazed how they could help others prevail in prayer!  Again,what about great quotes from the powerful prayer warriors of the past like George Mueller, Charles Spurgeon, E.M. Bounds or Edward Payson, just to name a few.  They had a way of moving heaven, and moving men’s hearts to trust heaven!  Again, what is the greatest sermon you ever heard on prayer?  It still inspires you today, and that is why you remember it.  It would probably inspire other.  Also there is so much written material which can inspire us to pray.  Personal testimonies can also be a great motivation to pray!  Well, I hope you get the message.  That is what I mean by your beam.

How do we do it?  First, the Holy Spirit is the only One who has the architectural skill and wisdo to do it.  This is the great part.  He lives in each of us, and He can show us our beam and show us where to put it.  In a practical way, you simply send to me your material and I will by His grace build an internet Prayer Room or Chapel  where people can go 24/7 to be blessed, inspired and become a blessing to many.

What do you think?  I will need help as the material grows.  Pray over this little appeal and contact me with a PM on Facebook, or by email at halstan@gmail.com.  We are building a new site on the internet for the Chapel!

Bro Hal

“For the truths sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.”
– 2Jo_1:2

Once let the truth of God obtain an entrance into the human heart and subdue the whole man unto itself, no power human or infernal can dislodge it. We entertain it not as a guest but as the master of the house-this is a Christian necessity, he is no Christian who doth not thus believe. Those who feel the vital power of the gospel, and know the might of the Holy Ghost as he opens, applies, and seals the Lord’s Word, would sooner be torn to pieces than be rent away from the gospel of their salvation. What a thousand mercies are wrapped up in the assurance that the truth will be with us for ever; will be our living support, our dying comfort, our rising song, our eternal glory; this is Christian privilege, without it our faith were little worth. Some truths we outgrow and leave behind, for they are but rudiments and lessons for beginners, but we cannot thus deal with Divine truth, for though it is sweet food for babes, it is in the highest sense strong meat for men. The truth that we are sinners is painfully with us to humble and make us watchful; the more blessed truth that whosoever believeth on the Lord Jesus shall be saved, abides with us as our hope and joy. Experience, so far from loosening our hold of the doctrines of grace, has knit us to them more and more firmly; our grounds and motives for believing are now more strong, more numerous than ever, and we have reason to expect that it will be so till in death we clasp the Saviour in our arms.
Wherever this abiding love of truth can be discovered, we are bound to exercise our love. No narrow circle can contain our gracious sympathies, wide as the election of grace must be our communion of heart. Much of error may be mingled with truth received, let us war with the error but still love the brother for the measure of truth which we see in him; above all let us love and spread the truth ourselves.

C.H. Spurgeon

“Will ye also go away?”
– Joh_6:67

Many have forsaken Christ, and have walked no more with him; but what reason have YOU to make a change? Has there been any reason for it in the past? Has not Jesus proved himself all-sufficient? He appeals to you this morning-”Have I been a wilderness unto you?” When your soul has simply trusted Jesus, have you ever been confounded? Have you not up till now found your Lord to be a compassionate and generous friend to you, and has not simple faith in him given you all the peace your spirit could desire? Can you so much as dream of a better friend than he has been to you? Then change not the old and tried for new and false. As for the present, can that compel you to leave Christ? When we are hard beset with this world, or with the severer trials within the Church, we find it a most blessed thing to pillow our head upon the bosom of our Saviour. This is the joy we have to-day that we are saved in him; and if this joy be satisfying, wherefore should we think of changing? Who barters gold for dross? We will not forswear the sun till we find a better light, nor leave our Lord until a brighter lover shall appear; and, since this can never be, we will hold him with a grasp immortal, and bind his name as a seal upon our arm. As for the future, can you suggest anything which can arise that shall render it necessary for you to mutiny, or desert the old flag to serve under another captain? We think not. If life be long-he changes not. If we are poor, what better than to have Christ who can make us rich? When we are sick, what more do we want than Jesus to make our bed in our sickness? When we die, is it not written that “neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” We say with Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go?”

C.H. Spurgeon

“I WILL LOVE THEM FREELY.”
– Hos_14:4

This sentence is a body of divinity in miniature. He who understands its meaning is a theologian, and he who can dive into its fulness is a true master in Israel. It is a condensation of the glorious message of salvation which was delivered to us in Christ Jesus our Redeemer. The sense hinges upon the word “freely.” This is the glorious, the suitable, the divine way by which love streams from heaven to earth, a spontaneous love flowing forth to those who neither deserved it, purchased it, nor sought after it. It is, indeed, the only way in which God can love such as we are. The text is a death-blow to all sorts of fitness: “I will love them freely.” Now, if there were any fitness necessary in us, then he would not love us freely, at least, this would be a mitigation and a drawback to the freeness of it. But it stands, “I will love you freely.” We complain, “Lord, my heart is so hard.” “I will love you freely.” “But I do not feel my need of Christ as I could wish.” “I will not love you because you feel your need; I will love you freely.” “But I do not feel that softening of spirit which I could desire.” Remember, the softening of spirit is not a condition, for there are no conditions; the covenant of grace has no conditionality whatever; so that we without any fitness may venture upon the promise of God which was made to us in Christ Jesus, when he said, “He that believeth on him is not condemned.” It is blessed to know that the grace of God is free to us at all times, without preparation, without fitness, without money, and without price! “I will love them freely.” These words invite backsliders to return: indeed, the text was specially written for such-”I will heal their backsliding; I will love them freely.” Backslider! surely the generosity of the promise will at once break your heart, and you will return, and seek your injured Father’s face.  C.H. Spurgeon

PARDON AND HEALING

“But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then saith He to the sick of the palsy), Arise, take up thy bed and go unto thine house”
(Matthew 9:6).

In man two natures are combined. He is at the same time spirit and matter, heaven and earth, soul and body. For this reason, on one side he is the son of God, and on the other he is doomed to destruction because of the Fall;  sin  in his soul and sickness in his body bear witness to the right which death has over him. It is the twofold nature which has been redeemed by divine grace. When the Psalmist calls upon all that is within him to bless the Lord for His benefits, he cries, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, Who… forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thy diseases” (Psalm 103:2-3). When Isaiah foretells the deliverance of his people, he adds, “The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick; the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity” (Isaiah 33:24).  This prediction was accomplished beyond all anticipation when Jesus the Redeemer came down to this earth. How numerous were the healings wrought by Him who was come to establish upon earth the kingdom of heaven! Whether by His own acts or whether afterwards by the commands which He left for His disciples, does He not show us clearly that the preaching of the Gospel and the healing of the sick went together in the salvation which He came to bring? Both are given as evident proof of His mission as the Messiah: “The blind receive their sight and the lame walk.., and the poor have the Gospel preached to them” (Matthew 11: 5). Jesus, who took upon Him the soul and body of man, delivers both in equal measure from the consequences of sin.  This truth is nowhere more evident or better demonstrated than in the history of the paralytic.  The Lord Jesus begins by saying to him, “Thy sins be forgiven thee,” [Matthew 9:5] after which He adds, “Arise, take up thy bed and go.” The pardon of sin and the healing of sickness complete one the other, for in the eyes of God, who sees our entire nature, sin and sickness are as closely united as the body and the soul. In accordance with the Scriptures, our Lord Jesus has regarded sin and sickness in another light than we have. With us sin belongs to the spiritual domain; we recognize that it is under God’s just displeasure, justly condemned by Him, while sickness, on the contrary, seems only a part of the present condition of our nature, and to have nothing to do with God’s condemnation and His righteousness. Some go so far as to say that sickness is a proof of the love and grace of God.  But neither the Scripture nor yet Jesus Christ Himself ever spoke of sickness in this light, nor do they ever present sickness as a blessing, as a proof of God’s love which should be borne with patience. The Lord spoke to the disciples of divers sufferings which they should have to bear, but when He speaks of sickness, it is always as of an evil caused by sin and Satan, and from which we should be delivered. Very solemnly He declared that every disciple of His would have to bear his cross (Matthew 16:24), but He never taught one sick person to resign himself to be sick. Everywhere Jesus healed the sick, everywhere He dealt with healing as one of the graces belonging to the kingdom of heaven. Sin in the soul and sickness in the body both bear witness to the power of Satan, and “the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the Devil” (I John 3:8).
Jesus came to deliver men from sin and sickness that He might make known the love of the Father. In His actions, in His teaching of the disciples, in the work of the apostles, pardon and healing are always to be found together. Either the one or the other may doubtless appear more in relief, according to the development or the faith of those to whom they spoke.  Sometimes it was healing which prepared the way for the acceptance of forgiveness, sometimes it was forgiveness which preceded the healing, which, coming afterwards, became a seal to it. In the early part of His ministry, Jesus cured many of the sick, finding them ready to believe in the possibility of their healing. In this way He sought to influence hearts to receive Himself as He who is able to pardon sin. When He saw that the paralytic could receive pardon at once, He began by that which was of the greatest importance; after which came the healing which put a seal on the pardon which had been accorded to him. We see, by the accounts given in the Gospels, that it was more difficult for the Jews at that time to believe in the pardon of their sins than in divine healing. Now it is just the contrary.
The Christian Church has heard so much of the preaching of the forgiveness of sins that the thirsty soul easily receives this message of grace; but it is not the same with divine healing; that is rarely spoken of; the believers who have experienced it are not many. It is true that healing is not given in this day as in those times, to the multitudes whom Christ healed without any previous conversion. In order to receive it, it is necessary to begin by confession of sin and the purpose to live a holy life. This is without doubt the reason why people find more difficulty to believe in healing than in forgiveness; and this is also why those who receive healing receive at the same time new spiritual blessing, feel more closely united to the Lord Jesus, and learn to love and serve Him better. Unbelief may attempt to separate these two gifts, but they are always united in Christ. He is always the same Savior both of the soul and of the body, equally ready to grant pardon and healing. The redeemed may always cry: “Bless the Lord, O my soul.., Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thy diseases” (Psalm 103:2-3).  Andrew Murray

THE EMAIL!

Oh what pain would have been avoided to my family if this email had not been hidden 21 months ago. Arkansas wake up! Put your minds in gear, think a while and then hit your knees!
Bro Hal Stanley
Subject: Stanley children
I spoke with Children’s Pediatric Clinic regarding this priority 1. They will not be able to see the children today based on the fact that there might be ‘poisoning”. They have recommended they be taken to Children’s Emergency Room for the initial. The children will need to be tested for Renal failure and breathing problems. (none of which were apparent last night)
Further, Mrs. Gatlin will be setting up hair follicles on all 7 children to see if the controversy MMS (Miracle Mineral Solutions) can be found in their hair. If the MMS is found in their hair , I am not sure what that constitutes. The MMS is legal and promoted as a cure for the simple cold to acne to the flu and to other more serious diseases. MMS can also be considered to be a toxic solution of 28%[1] sodium chlorite in distilled water but only if activated by a citrus (fruit). The common symptoms of daily use is diarrhea , stomach pains , etc, none of which the children reported. Other symptoms may be acute renal failure, which we will be glad to test for. Of course these definitions vary upon which web site you look at.
Further: upon staffing with Tom, this case feels like the ultimate violation of a families freedom to live their own culture. We are continually getting SDM classes and training and understanding how culture impacts those decisions. It is apparent to me that this family has its own unique culture. They home school, they don’t believe in modern medicine and they use a legal vitamin to try and keep the children healthy and from all accounts it appeared that the children were very healthy. From reports, the search warrant did not find anything that would constitute the children being severely maltreated. It appears to me that the only thing this family has done is not conform to modern society and how certain government officials feel they should be living.
If there is any other information that the State Police is aware of that may constitute severe maltreatment, it should probably be disclosed to us.
5 of the children are placed at Open Arms in Lonoke, 2 are at a shelter in Conway.
Jennifer, with only three staff members at this time, can you please see if the other counties will assist with these appointments. The Priority 1 ER visit needs to be completed by 8:00 tonight.
Thanks,

This email has been released to the public, after being hidden for some twenty months.  I am withholding the name of the DHS official who wrote this email out of deep respect for her courage, compassion, and insight.  The email was written on Jan 13, 2015, the day after the children were kidnapped.  Bro Hal

Compare with Senator Alan Clark’s Article

Subject: Stanley children

I spoke with Children’s Pediatric Clinic regarding this priority 1.  They will not be able to see the children today based on the fact that there might be ‘poisoning”.  They have recommended they be taken to Children’s Emergency Room for the initial.  The children will need to be tested for Renal failure and breathing problems.  (none of which were apparent last night)

Further, Mrs. Gatlin will be setting up hair follicles on all 7 children to see if the controversy MMS (Miracle Mineral Solutions) can be found in their hair.  If the MMS is found in their hair , I am not sure what that constitutes.  The MMS is legal and promoted as a cure for the simple cold to acne to the flu and to other more serious diseases.  MMS can also be considered to be a toxic solution of 28%[1] sodium chlorite in distilled water but only if activated by a citrus (fruit).  The common symptoms of daily use is diarrhea , stomach pains , etc, none of which the children reported.  Other symptoms may be acute renal failure, which we will be glad to test for.  Of course these definitions vary upon which web site you look at.

Further:  upon staffing with Tom, this case feels like the ultimate violation of a families freedom to live their own culture.  We are continually getting SDM classes and training and understanding how culture impacts those decisions.  It is apparent to me that this family has its own unique culture.  They home school, they don’t believe in modern medicine and they use a legal vitamin to try and keep the children healthy and from all accounts it appeared that the children were very healthy.  From reports, the search warrant did not find anything that would constitute the children being severely maltreated.  It appears to me that the only thing this family has done is not conform to modern society and how certain government officials feel they should be living.

If there is any other information that the State Police is aware of that may constitute severe maltreatment, it should probably be disclosed to us.

5 of the children are placed at Open Arms in Lonoke, 2 are at a shelter in Conway.

Jennifer, with only three staff members at this time, can you please see if the other counties will assist with these appointments.  The Priority 1 ER visit needs to be completed by 8:00 tonight.

Thanks,

I APPEAL TO CAESAR”

The Apostle Paul was being persecuted for his faith. He was being faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ in his life and in his ministry. The Jews hated him for that and constantly attacked him. Paul was innocent. He answered his accusers, but when they would not listen, he appealed to a higher power. He appealed to the highest earthly of his day and that was Caesar, the dictator of Rome.

Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go. Act 25:10-12

Note that Paul was straight forward. He was a roman citizen and knew his rights. He knew he was falsely accused. He was willing to submit to just law. When the local authorities had failed to protect Paul’s civil rights, he appealed to Caesar.

In America we have no Caesar, or dictator. We have the founding documents of our nation. We have the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Those documents are our “Caesar”. There is christian persecution in America today. When the followers of Christ are persecuted, and cannot get justice locally, the example of Paul and they have the right of the First Amendment to petition redress from the U.S. Government. The First Amendment reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This last clause is too little known in our day “and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” is not nearly as well known as say, freedom of speech. Sadly, all five of the freedoms in this Amendment are abused today, but that is especially lost is the right to petition for redress.

In an excellent article on redress, the author points out that the “The Petition Clause finds its roots in Article 61 of the Magna Carta (1215).  Article 61 provided for the presentation of grievances to the king, and required the king to redress grievances within 40 days or risk rebellion. The Magna Carta’s Right to Petition includes, if the right is abridged, the right to wage whatever war against government needed to get just redress.[3]

http://www.shestokas.com/constitution-educational-series/us-constitutions-first-amendment-right-to-petition-for-redress-of-grievances/

Please read the whole article.

FAMILY WORSHIP

A family is a father, a mother and a child or children, ideally, from a biblical perspective. Worship is to honor the “worth” of God, or “worthship” if I may. Family worship is a family expressing the worth of God in the conscience of the family. God, of course is the Triune God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Christian worship is then giving the proper honor to our God in everything wherein He is God! He is Lord of all, so every aspect of life should be to His honor. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”, (1Co 10:31). There are many ways we can glorify God, but here Paul begins with the most basic acts of eating and drinking. Where does most of this ideally take place? In the family. Have you thought of the holiness of a meal? We have spent may hours in holy fellowship with brethren around the table. Perhaps you have never thought of fellowship around a table full of delicious food as glorifying God, but that is the standard Paul sets in this verse.
In our day we speak of the “house of worship” or the church building where we go to worship. We can worship almost any where. In the New Testament, and for centuries after Christ returned to the right hand of the Father, believers met in their homes normally to worship God in an assembly. Consider:
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. (Act 5:42)
WHEN?
WHERE?
WHY?
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, (Act 2:46)
And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house: (Phm 1:2)
Where was the church? It was in Philemon’s house.
Note the simplicity here. When? Daily. Where? Every house. Why? To teach and preach Jesus Christ. You don’t need an organized clergy for this. You don’t need men with letters after their names to direct this. You don’t need the government to regulate it. It doesn’t take any extra money to make it work! Anyone who knows that he is a sinner, that Christ is the only Saviour, and that He can trust his whole being for time and eternity to God, knows enough to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Simply teaching is to present the facts and preaching is the exhortation or encouragement to live the facts. Family worship is simple. “For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward,” (2Co 1:12).
With some 450,000 churches in our country today, few people realize that there were no church buildings as we know them for centuries after Pentecost. Further, you will see in history, that shortly after the emphasis was shifted to buildings, and organized religion, the world went into what we call the Dark Ages for about a thousand years or until the Great Reformation. Through out the Dark Ages, God had a witness, usually in small home assemblies who were usually persecuted by the organized religion which was called by the world, Christianity. This is dark, but there are many good, well documented history books showing the horrors of organized christianity which had little or nothing to do with our precious Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now consider with me, what is the most basic reality of a family, something even more basic that eating and drinking? Marriage! “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge,” (Heb 13:4). The purpose of marriage is to honor or glorify God. The heart of the family is the marriage which produced it. In our culture, sadly, marriages are usually based on attraction. That attraction might be sex, tradition, ambition or even religion. Oh, how it would change things if, for instance, when a young lady was considering marriage, she would think first ask ,
  1. Would this young man be faithful in leading our young family in the worship or honor of God?
  2. Would he be able to lead in family devotions?
  3. Would he be able to pray in a crisis?
  4. Would he be able to trust God in all things financial?
  5. Would he shape our lives daily to honor my precious Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ?
The young man would ask,
  1. Would this young lady be an example for our children?
  2. Would she be able to follow me as I lead the family in serving God?”
  3. Would she pattern her life after Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 3 and other scriptures?
  4. Would she be a woman of prayer?
  5. Would she be able to help in the ministry God has given us?
You see, the family is something like this: God has a purpose and he saves a young man to carry out that mission. He then gives him the darling of his heart to help him carry out His commission. “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him,” (Gen 2:18). Adam needed someone to help him tend the garden of Eden! Further, the father and mother need help, so children are given to help in completing the wonderful plan God has for the family. This is the ideal, and grace is given to recover from the failures of meeting the ideal.
Since the family is the heart of God’s purpose in the life of the mother and father, it is safe to say that Christ Jesus can provide everthing needed in the family by His infinite grace. He will provide every thing needed for Family Learning, Family Health, Family Birth, Family Business, and Family Defense. This ministry is devoted to showing how Family Worship is the bedrock or foundation for everything the family needs.

Redress:  Definitions:

 A LAW DICTIONARY
ADAPTED TO THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND OF THE
SEVERAL STATES OF THE AMERICAN UNION
With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law
by John BouvierREDRESS. The act of receiving satisfaction for an injury sustained. For the mode of obtaining redress, vide Remedies 1 Chit. Pr. Annal. Table.

Samuel Johnson Dictionary of 1756 –REDRESS. /. [from the verb] 1. Reformation; J amendment, Hocker»

2. Relief; remedy. Bacon,

3. One who gives relief. D’yden.

REDRE’SSIVE. a. Succouring; affording remedy, Thcir2”on,
MY FACEBOOK POST ON Mar 11, 2015
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances”, The First Amendment
to the Constitution.Today I have no freedom to “free exercise thereof” of my religion. My
religion is absolute devotion to the Bible and the Christ it reveals and
to a family in which Jesus Christ is Lord. My family lost this freedom on
January the twelfth when the sheriff’s department claimed my children and
took them from me. They are now wards of the state and are told that they
have no rights. For two months they have been incarcerated, indoctrinated,
forced into medical procedures which harm their bodies and humiliated by
ungodly authorities. By ungodly authorities I mean those who are not
authorized by God. God gave parents to care for the needs of the children.
Christians wake up!
They took away the rights of my FAMILY to home worship, home school, home health, and home business. No crimes were committed, and no laws broken. Christians wake up! This has nothing to do with law it has to do with procedures. For two months I have heard very little of law, but have waded through the morass of procedures of the bureaucrats who use what little law is left to protect their procedures.
Today, in court we fight for freedom of religion, mine and yours. If they
took away the freedom we had enjoyed for some twenty years building, by
the Bible, the family you have seen and love, if they have taken away my
freedom they can take away yours. The future of our families should be
based on the First Amendment and not some bureaucrat or judge! Christians wake up! Where are the politicians we just elected? Where are the
preachers?
Christians wake up!
Bro Hal
A GOOD ARTICLE ON REDRESS