Saturday, August 16, 2008

A REPORT TO MY LISTENERS

August 20, 2008

Dear Friends,

This is an exciting time! You and I have been called for such a time as this.  I want to invite you to come
change the world with me as we launch this new ministry, and fulfill The Great Commission.  Jesus said,
“The the fields  are white with harvest,but the laborers are few.” My wife Kristina, and I need your prayers,
and continued support since we stepping out by faith.”

We are currently looking for a church or pastor who would be wiling to partner with us, and have a
weekly Bible study.  This could be of a great benefit to that church because we could teach on a
Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday night, and not interfere with the church’s services.  If you are a pastor, or if
you know a pastor who is interested could you please contact us. Our desire to support that church, and
partner with it.  Not to be in competition with it.

We would like to minister in a local church, or if that is not available we would start a church.  But, my
burden is simply to teach the Bible, and minister.  I am available to speak at your church if you contact me,
or simply we want to talk about.  Again the goal  is build up the local church, and support the local pastor.

Visit paulmcguire.org and paulmcguire.com for regular updates.

With your prayers, and support these are our ministry goals: 

1.  Teach a weekly Bible study, pastor at a local church, or start a new chuch.  I want to minister in the
U.S., Europe, Russia, South America, Africa, and Asia, and fulfill the Great Commission.

2.  I want to develop a global intercessory prayer network to pray for the U.S. and other nations based on
II Chronicles 7:14.

3.  I want to produce radio, and television programs to teach the Bible, and equip God’s people from a
prophetic basis.  This means teaching on the Laodecian Church, repentance, the blood of Jesus Christ,
the power of th Holy Spirit, spiritual warfare, globalism, the coming cashless society, the coming one
world religion, the amero dollar, understanding the signs of the times, Israel, and how to find God’s
destiny, and  plan for their lives.  With a special emphasis on reaching those who are turned off by
“religion.”

4.  I want to provide spiritual, and physical help to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease
across the world.  This will open the door to evangelism.

If we have been a blessing to you, and the Lord leads you, we would greatly appreciate contributions or
gifts.  As a thank you gift I will send you a McGuire Prophetic Intelligence Report.  In this report, I 
will share with you things I never said on the air, and Biblical truths that will greatly blesss you.

Please let us know you are praying for us, and be sure to include your prayer requests in the
enclosed envelope as I will personally pray over each one.

Your friends in Christ,

Paul & Kristina McGuire

Checks can be made out to Paul McGuire Ministries
P.O. Box 220567
Newhall, CA 91322-0567

*We are not yet a 501 C 3 Religious Corporation.  We are submitting the application. 

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Friday, August 15, 2008

WHERE IS PAUL McGUIRE?

I I have decided to launch a ministry as a Bible teacher, evangelist, and to start a church in Southern California or serve as a pastor at an existing church.  I was privileged to be one the featured speakers at Dr. David Hocking’s annual Israel & Bible prophecy conference at the mega-church Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills whose pastor is that great man of God Jack Hibbs. At the end of the conference, David Hocking put his arm around m and said, “Maybe you should reconsider your career…you are a preacher!”  David’s words were strangely prophetic. The Lord had been dealing with me for quite some time about being a full time pastor, and Bible teacher. I finally decided it was time to answer the call of God on my life.  But, also I intend to stay in radio.

The Paul McGuire Show, which was one of the most successful radio programs in the nation, in its genre was not an ordinary show. People accepted Jesus Christ live on the air, people repented of their sins, men and women returned to church and started walking with the Lord.  It was not a normal radio show, God was moving powerfully and lives were being transformed by the Gospel of Christ.  It had nothing to do with me.  Without your prayers nothing would have happened.  This was not about I am a radio talk show host, and you are the audience.  We were a family of believers who came together over the air.  Praise God for what He has done!

I know that one day I am going to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, and give an account of my life. 

“I want to stand before Jesus knowing that I spent my life helping the orphans, the poor, evangelizing the lost, and making disciples. God isn’t going to ask me how much money did you make, how famous you are, or what kind of car you drive. He is going to ask me what did I do for Him. I’ll tell you what I want to go out of this world serving Jesus Christ.” As such  I have decided to start a church, and go into the ministry full time.

In addition both Kristina, and Paul have aburden of building schools and evangelizing in places like Mexico, India, Africa and other nations so we are going to build Christian schools, start churches, and evangelize in these nations as part of our ministy.  We will continue to stand for Israel and work diligently to teach God’s people of the importance of standing with Israel in practical ways.  In our new ministry we are going to go into the inner cities of America and reach out to troubled youth.  We will feed the hungry by partnering with Gospel centered organizations.

However, we need your prayers and support.  We are literally stepping out on faith to do this.  We have no big church or wealthy individual to help us.  Its just us, and at this time no staff.  We are just starting up, and I am basically doing everything.  We will keep you posted regularly on this website and paulmcguire.org and paulmcguire.com.  We hope to set up an E Mail blast and we need someone to help us with the website and things like this as a volunteer.  When we get up and running we will be able to pay people but right now we are starting from scratch. Also, we are drawing papers to become a non-profit church.  If you are an Attorney or know an Attorney who can volunteer to do this that would be great.  Again, we are starting from nothing but the call of God.

You can always E Mail me at newmediavoice@aol.com and for those who do not have computers you can order product and write us at Paul McGuire P.O. Box 220567 Newhall, California 91322-0567.  We are having trouble with our website now as our main computer crashed.  So if you want to order books you can do so at that address, just calculate the postage and the prices of the product, mail a check to Paul McGuire and we will ship them to you,

Finally, we want this ministry to be a community.  We need volunteers who can really get the website and the electronic store, the MP3 downloads flying.  If you want to serve then contact me,  This will be a ministry with no big shot on top.  It will be a team effort.

Again, please keep us in constant prayer.  There is a spiritual battle involved here, and you might want to consider prayer and fasting.  Also, I appreciate it when you write me and encourage me your letters and E Mails mean a lot.  Finally Jesus is coming so let’s get ready and do what He called us to do.  Together we can do this.  We don’t need anymore celebrity Christians…we need the Body of Christ to be a team, and we need your prayers and support.  Please keep visiting the website.  We will be making some big announcements soon!

Your brother and sister in Christ,

Paul & Krisitna McGuire

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

STRIKE ON IRAN? EZEKIEL’S WAR OF GOG & MAGOG

      STRIKE ON IRAN:  BIBLICAL PROPHECY OF WAR OF GOG & MAGOG?
                                                  Paul McGuire

 * For more on this topic visit www.paulmcguire.org

After threatening to strike Israeli and U.S. interests if attacked, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards test-fired nine missiles, including one that Iran claims has the range to reach Israel.  Many Bible scholars believe this could be the beginning of the apocalyptic War of Gog & Magog predicted by the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel in 593 B.C.
Iranian State-run media, said the tests near the Strait of Hormuz included long- and medium-range missiles, among them a new version of the Shahab-3, which Tehran maintains can hit targets 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, away.
The reported tests coincide with increasingly tense negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, which Iran says is for civilian purposes but which many Western governments suspect is meant for building nuclear weapons.  At the same time, U.S. and British warships have been conducting naval maneuvers in the Gulf – apparently within range of the launch site of the missiles tested.  Iran’s Supreme Leader boasted that Iran will hit Tel Aviv, U.S. shipping in the Gulf and American interests around the world if it is attacked over its disputed nuclear activities.
“The first bullet fired by America at Iran will be followed by Iran burning down U.S. vital interests around the globe,” the students news agency ISNA quoted Ali Shirazi as saying in a speech to Revolutionary Guards.  Many people in the United States, Israel, and European Union intelligence agencies and believe Iran is building nuclear weapons. Yet, Tehran says its nuclear energy program is peaceful.
“The Zionist regime is pressuring White House officials to attack Iran. If they commit such a stupidity, Tel Aviv and U.S. shipping in the Persian Gulf will be Iran’s first targets and they will be burned,” Shirazi was quoted as saying.  Shirazi, a mid-level cleric, is Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative to the Revolutionary Guards. “The Iranian nation will never accept bullying. The Iranian nation is a nation of believers which believes in jihad and martyrdom. No army in the world can confront it,” he added.
In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s spokesman, Mark Regev, refused to comment on the threat to hit Tel Aviv, saying only: “Shirazi’s words speak for themselves.”
 A number of years ago,  I had the privilege of interviewing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in San Diego, at a private briefing held by Pastor Leo Giovenitti.  I asked Prime Minister Olmert directly about the threat of Iran, and the danger of “giving up land for peace.”  In fact, immediately before the Israeli-Lebanon war, Prime Minister Olmert sent me note that he had ready my book where I outlined the historical results of what happened when Israel gave up land for peace.  Despite his outward diplomacy, I believe Prime Minister Olmert, and Israel will no longer tolerate a threat to its survival in the form of a militantly Islamic-state of Iran whose leader continually threatens to annilate Israel. The term Jewish term “Never Again!” has fresh meaning for the nation of Israel whose very existence is threatened by a nuclear-Iran!

Seymour M. Hersh, writing in an article entitled “Preparing the Battlefield,” in the New Yorker Magazine, said, “Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.”
Many intelligence experts believe that President Bush may well want to strike Iran before he leaves term as President of the United States in 2009.  In fact, the Stratfor Intelligence Report published a briefing entitled “The War In Iraq Is Not Over,” by Dr. George Friedman.  In the analysis, Dr. Friedman argued that the United States has two fundamental reasons for invading Iraq.  First, “To transform the psychology of the Islamic world, which had perceived the United States as in essence weak, and unwilling to take risks to achieve its ends.”  Second, “To use Iraq as a strategic base of operations from which to confront Islamist regimes that are either incapable of or unwilling to deny al Qaeda and other Islamist groups access to enabling resources.” Dr. Friedman continued;
 “Iran: the extraordinarily complex game that Tehran is playing makes Syrian foreign policy transparent. Iran has positioned itself in such a way that its pro-Iranian Shiite groups in Iraq could wage a guerrilla war against the United States, while Tehran holds open the possibility of reaching implicit accommodations with the United States — all at the same time. Iranian subtlety notwithstanding, Washington regards Iran as the single most potentially dangerous regime in the region, because of both its resources and the complexity of its politics and policies. Iran has positioned itself to be fundamentally unpredictable — and having achieved this goal, it concerns the United States tremendously.”
The build-up of Iran’s nuclear weapons program continues to make Iran a threat to the nation of Israel, and the United States of America.”
To those of us who take Bible prophecy, and the Bible literally the words of the Prophet Ezekiel in Ezekiel Chapter 38 appear to be coming alive in our generation:
 “Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.  I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan:  You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’ to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’
“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?  Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.”  Thus says the Lord GOD: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them.
   
 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD, “that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.  And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.  Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’

Although, the timing of Ezekiel Chapter 38 is a matter of debate among Bible scholars who hold to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture position.  The majority believe that Ezekiel Chapter 38 or the War of Gog and Magog happens after the Rapture of the Church.  However, there are some Bible scholars who believe that Ezekiel 38 is not part of the War of Armageddon, and therefore could occur before the revealing of the Antichrist, and the Rapture.  It is interesting to note that in either Eschatological time frame,  it clearly means we could be approaching the Seventieth Week of Daniel, or “the time of Jacob’s trouble.”  If Ezekiel Chapter 38 were to occur before the Rapture, this could signal the major defeat for militant Islam, and cause many people globally to turn to the God of the Bible.  If Ezekiel 38 happens after the Rapture of the Church, then we are on the verge of seeing a convergence of prophetic events occur.  These events include merging of the United States into a globalist Revived Roman Empire whose headquarters could be a high-tech Babylon in Iraq.

If you view the Bible literally, and not through some distorted grid of “pre-understanding,” popular in many theological seminaries, the Bible speaks clearly for itself.  The Prophet Ezekiel predicted a future War of Gog and Magog where Russia, Iran, Syria, and other Middle Eastern nations attack Israel.  Theologians believe that through this event the Biblical God intends to magnify ( reveal Himself )to many nations, including Islamic nations. In addition according to the Old Testament, this is done by the Biblical God as a partial fulfillment of the everlasting covenant He made with Abraham.  In this covenant God specifically gives the land of Israel to the physical descendants of Abraham.


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Thursday, May 29, 2008

RENEWING YOUR MIND

The Apostle Paul told us to, “be renewed in the spirit of your mind.”  Romans 12:2  The question is how do we renew our minds?  Here are some verses which show us the way:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom.12:1-2.)
 
In Hebrews 12:3 we find these words: “Consider Him that endured such contradiction…lest ye be weary and faint in your mind.
 
2 Corinthians 10:5 will be fulfilled: “Casting down every imagination and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
 
 
David said, “Thy testimonies are my meditation,” and then in 2 Corinthians 11:3 it tells us, “I fear, lest as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted from whole-hearted and sincere, pure devotion to Jesus Christ.”
In closing, let’s repeat what the Psalmist said: “I hate vain thoughts but thy law do I love, when I meditate upon it in the night watches.”


If we study those verses carefully we see that we have been given control over our thought life through the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are exhorted not to be weary or tired in our minds.  But, we have an enemy who seeks to destroy us, and one of the primary ways that he tries to accomplish this is through wearing us down in our minds through a constant bombardment of negative, discouraging, and hopeless thoughts.  The Apostle Paul teaches us in Ephesians to use the shield of faith to protect us from the flery darts of the evil one.  These darts, or arrows can come in the form of thoughts.  At first, it appears that we can defend ourselves from these negative thoughts, and we proudly hold up our shield of faith.  But, if the enemy begins to fire these missiles, or darts at us repeatedly, or simultaneously, we can easily become overwhelmed.

The key to vistory is saturate or bombard our mind with God’s Word.  As we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, and pray we can cast down these vain imaginations or lying thoughts, and receive power, love and a sound mind!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT GOD’S PLAN IS FOR YOUR LIFE?

HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU LIFE IS?
                               By  Paul McGuire
            You are not here by some evolutionary accident.  You are here by the specific, and intentional plan of God  In fact, God knew you before you were conceived in your mothers womb. “Before, I formed you in the womb I knew you.  Before you were born I sanctified you.”  Jeremiah 1:5
            In other words God knew you, and had a specific plan for you to be here before you were even conceived in your mother’s womb.  God sanctified you, and set you apart for His special purpose before you entered this world.  It does not matter how you were conceived.  Your parents may have told you they had you by accident.  You may have been told that you were the product of a one night stand, or because someone was involved in a casual sexual relationship, and you “just happened” because they forgot to use birth control.  You could even be the product of a rape, and even incest.  But, no matter how you were conceived, in the back seat of a car, or by a loving husband, and wife you are not here by accident/  God planned for you to be here, before the beginning of time!  The manner in which the sperm connected with the egg, may have been in the best of circumstances.  But, you are not an accident.  It is not that God necessarily wanted you to be conceived that way, but God knew you before you were even conceived, and you are here on purpose!
            Everything about you, your gender, race, ethnicity, height, intelligence, natural, and spiritual gifts, where you were born and the exact date, and time were determined by God before the world began.  This may bother you because you may have some kind of physical, or mental challenges that you have no control over.  You may even have a disease, or have been born in what the world would call “crippled.”  I cannot tell you why God allowed that, “but all things work together for good who are called according to His purpose.”
            You have been placed here on Planet Earth for a special purposes, and missions.  There is something that has to be done, that only you can do.  God has given you a number of talents, abilities, and gifts.  He expects you to discover what they are, and to use them.  Also, you must understand that everything you go through in life is for a purpose, both negative, and positive.  Many people rebel at this thought.  They asked themselves the questions, “Why am I so unhappy in my marriage?  Why do I hate my job?  Why do I have so little money?  Why have all these bad things happened to me?  The reality is that you may never get the answer to all of those questions until you meet Jesus Christ in Heaven.  In the meantime, you have to develop a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and allow God to reveal what His plans are for your life.  You cannot discover what God’s plans for your life are, unless you walk in a close personal relationship with Him.  You must read His Word on a regular basis, learn how to pray by simply talking to God, and listening.  You must spend time with other believers in Jesus Christ by being a part of a local Bible believing church.  Prayer, Bible study, and koinonia, or spiritual relationships with God’s people are the way you are going to get closer to God.  In addition, as you read His Word, you are going to want to live a holy, and pure life, and obey God’s Word.  God will give you the power through the Holy Spirit to live as an overcomer!
            You don’t have to live like most people who are clueless about what God’s plan is for your life.  As you develop a close personal relationship with God, He will reveal His plans for your life, and you will begin an exciting advernture.  Does that mean you will have no problems.  Absolutely not!  You will have problems, trials, and temptations in the Christian life.  But, you would face similar challenges if you tried to live your life without God.  The difference is that God will give you the power to go through the difficulties of life
            Read Psalm One, and apply it to your life.  If you live your life according to the principles of Psalms One you can have a blessed life:

 Psalm 1

The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
 1 Blessed is the man
         Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
         Nor stands in the path of sinners,
         Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
         And in His law he meditates day and night.
 3 He shall be like a tree
         Planted by the rivers of water,
         That brings forth its fruit in its season,
         Whose leaf also shall not wither;
         And whatever he does shall prosper.
         
 4 The ungodly are not so,
         But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
         Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
         
 6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
         But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

            Notice that the beginning of the Psalm promises you a life of blessing. Burt, there are conditions.  First you don’t get you life’s gameplan from people who do not know God, or who are rebelling from His ways.  That means you don’t get your advice from people, media, music, film, television, and education that promote things that God does not approve of.  You obey God, and not man.
            Also, you don’t hang out with people who call themselves “believers,” but they are “scornful,” and think they are smarter than God.  Instead, you take delight in hearing, reading, and studying the Word of God.  You think about God, and apply it to your life all day long, and even in the middle of the night.
            If you do these things your life will be like a fruitful tree which bears its fruit in season.  In other words, your life will be fruitful, and your gifts will be utilized, and come to fruition.  The sum total of your life will be like a fruitful tree.  Your life will not be empty, hallow, lonely, unhappy, frustrated, and like a leaf which withers.  Your life will have meaning, ad purpose, whatever you do ( according to God’s plan ) will prosper!

 

 

 

           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

POSITIVE THINKING CANNOT RESURRECT YOU FROM THE DEAD

THE SUPERNATURAL POWER OF GOD OR POSITIVE THINKING CANNOT RESURRECT YOU FROM THE DEAD!
                                              Paul McGuire
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            It is impossible to live the Christian life!  Absolutely impossible!  You cannot overcome sin, and bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit, apart from complete reliance on the Holy Spirit through faith.  The Reformer Martin Luther said, “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written the just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17
            The true Christian life is entirely supernatural.  You cannot accomplish anything for God in the power of the flesh, or human energy.  Nothing!  No individual Christian, no church, and no ministry can do anything for God. Absolutely nothing.  The Christian life, and the life of the church can only be live supernaturally.  It is only through the same power that resurrected Christ from the dead that we can do anything for God.  For in actuality, we can do nothing for God, apart from His Spirit through faith.
            You cannot change yourself, anymore than you can resurrect yourself from the dead.  Although, in a very limited sense a life which is based on positive thinking will produce more human results than a life which is based on negative thinking.  But, positive thinking cannot resurrect you from the dead.  Positive thinking cannot cause you to put to death through the power of the Holy Spirit your flesh.  Positive thinking cannot produce conviction of sin.  Positive thinking will not cause you to meet the Lord in the air at the Rapture of the Church, or resurrect you from the dead.  Positive thinking cannot produce any of the fruit of the Spirit.  Positive thinking cannot cause you, or anyone else to be saved, or made holy.
            The reason I am focusing in so precisely on positive thinking, is that it is a very subtle, but very insidious spiritual error.  In fact, positive thinking is “another Gospel.”  Lenin, Hitler, and the “Godfather,” were positive thinkers.  They believed in themselves, and what they could achieve.  But, the message of the Cross calls out to us to receive God’s free gift of salvation in Christ.  It is a call to die with Christ, and our old man, or woman.  It is a call to pick up our Cross and follow Jesus Christ.  The Christian life, and the victorious Christian life can only be realized by placing our faith in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit.  The Christian life can only be lived as Martin Luther said, “from faith to faith.”
            The true Christian life is entirely supernatural.  We can only be Christians, and walk with Christ to the degree that we abide in the Vine, who is Christ.  The Christian life is entirely contingent on faith in the supernatural power of Jesus Christ!  We can only overcome sin, temptation, and bear fruit for God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  We can only accomplish God’s plan for our lives through the power of the Spirit.  We can only win souls, when we realize that we cannot win souls, and the conversion is entirely the work of the Holy Spirit.  We are not “salesman,”for God!  We don’t win people to Christ through an intellectual chess game where we say “checkmate,” and now accept Jesus Christ.  Emotionalism, and the force of human personality is not the same thing as the genuine move of the power of the Holy Spirit.
            It is not that God in his Infinite grace, and mercy may not use our human efforts to present Christ, or answer people’s honest intellectual questions.  This is not a call not to utilize apologetics or intelligent presentations of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  People have honest answers about the faith, and they must be answered intelligently, and rationally.  This is not a plea for anti-intellectualism.  Jesus Christ is Lord of all of life!  Lord of science, medicine, philosophy, politics, economics, creativity, art, sexuality, culture, and so on.  But in the final analysis our effectiveness is totally reliant on the power of the Holy Spirit.  This means both on a personal, and corporate level.

           
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Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Church In The Book of Acts Was A Supernatural Church

The church in the Book of Acts was a supernatural churchy.  They read the Word of God together, fellowshipped together, worshipped God together, and God gave them favor.  Authentic New Testament spiritual power moved through that church to the surrounding culture.  Not emotionalism, hype, and a marketing program.  The church was built, and established on the power of God, and not the power of man.  Notice how Peter’s sermon began with the word “repent.”  “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins: and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Iteresting, the Apostle Peter, moved by the power of the Holy Spirit began his message with one word, “Repent!”  Now, today many preachers, and churches are terrified to use the word “repent.”  They avoid like the plague.  They have decided in their finite human wisdom, that they are smarter than God, and they are above using the word “repent.”  But, that is exactly how the Apostle Peter started his message, with one word, “repent.”

Then he exhorted them and told them to, “be saved from this perverse generation.”  Wow!  He called the generation they lived in “perverse.”  In other words Peter, was confrontational, not just “loving.”  Of course, true love is confrontational, and fake love is sugary sweet, and nice.  A minister who really loves his people will not be fake, sugary sweet, and nice.  That doesn’t mean he has to to be nasty, or negative.  The modern Christian church because it has moved very deeply into the arena of spiritual error, mistakenly believes we are to be “salespeople,” for God.  Nonsense!

Large crowds prove nothing.  Absolutely nothing, there are Hip Hop, and rock’nroll groups that can pull in large crowds.  What is important to God is that the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached, and then men, and women truly “repent” of their sins, and live holy lives.

God blessed this church in Acts, “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized: and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.  And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.  Then fear came on every soul, and, many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. .. praising God and having favor with all the people.  And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”  Acts Chapter 2

They were studied the Word of God, the apostles doctrine.  Not just a bunch of jokes, motivational, or pop-psychology lessons.  The modern church is often large, but in many cases ( not all ), it is often powerless.  There is no true transformation in the lives of the people, and the surrounding culture is not being impacted with the Gospel.  How do we change that?  Get back to the Biblical formula.  The church, just like the individual Christian life must be built on the power of God.  Not emtionalism, as a counterfeit.  But, the genuine power of God.  Many Christians in America today, do not even know what the power of God is.  Again, I am not talking about emotional outbursts.  The supernatural power of God to transform lives, save souls, and deliver! 

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

THE LAMB UPON THE THRONE, PHYSICS, STRING THEORY, WORSHIP & YOU

THE LAMB UPON THE THRONE, A SUPERNATURAL UNIVERSE, PHYSICS, STRING THEORY, WORSHIP AND YOU RIGHT HERE NOW!
                                               By Paul McGuire

 

            The ancient Hebrew teachers were correct!  The Universe is composed of at least 11 dimensions.  In addition,  Theoretical physicist and author of “Parallel Worlds,” Michio Kaku who is co-founder of a a branch of the “String Theory,” believes in an inlfationary mulit-universe model of the Universe.  Kaku explains his theory, “Physics could the universe is like a musical string, with substomic paritlces as its notes. Physics would be like harmonies…you could write these on vibrating strings.  Ten what is chemistry?  Chemistry is the meldoies you can play on these strings.  Then what is the mind of God?  The mind of God that EInstein spent thirty years of his life trying to read would be cosmic music resonating through eleven-dimensional hyper-space  .Michio Kaku, a leading theoretical physicist and the author of Parallel Worlds,  has no problems accepting the theory. In fact, Kaku is a co-founder of a branch of “String Theory” physics which is consistent with the inflationary, multiverse model. To explain his theory to the lay public, Kaku often likens the universe to a musical string, with subatomic particles as its “notes.” 

 When the Apostle John was taken up into heaven this is what he saw:  The Throne Room of Heaven:

 1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crown of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

      “ Holy, holy, holy,
      Lord God Almighty,
      Who was and is and is to come!”

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
       11 “ You are worthy, O Lord,
      To receive glory and honor and power;
      For You created all things,
      And by Your will they exist] and were created.”
At the very center of the universe is the throne room of God, and worship appears to be the cosmic platform upon which God created all things by His will.  The Personal Living God of the Universe is outside of space, and time.  Modern physics is scrambling to keep up with the Infinite Personal God.  But, when you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Personal Lord, and Savior you can enter the throne room of God through the blood of Jesus Christ.  This Personal God of the Cosmos who is love, delights in your company, and is eager to answer your prayers!

Paul will be giving his Tuesday Night Class on Understanding Bible Prophecy & Current Events at the King’s College starting April 22 in Van Nuys, California 818 779-8040.

Paul will be recieving a reward, and be the Master of Ceremonies of the Pacific Justice Institute, Celebration of Justice 2008 April 19, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine with Fred Barns from Fox News, and syndicated talk show host Hugh Hewitt. Phone 916 857-26900

Paul will be speaking with Chuck Missler, General Shimon Erem, at the big KBRT – Khouse Propechy Conference coming up May 16 & 17th at Calvary Chapel Chinon Hills.

Paul will be broadcasting live at the big 60th Anniversay of Israel Event Co-Sponsored by KBRT at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Paul will be speaking at David Hocking’s annual Israel & Bible Prophecy Conference August 1 & 2nd Calavary Chapel.  You don’t want to miss it!  Contact Hope for Today.


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Friday, March 7, 2008

CITIZEN’S OF HEAVEN

                                               CITIZENS OF HEAVEN

                                                     By Paul McGuire

 

                                                  

 

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.  Philippians 3:20-21

 

    You and I are citizen’s of heaven.  We are only passing through this world.  This present world is not our final home.  “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:  who were once not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.  Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.”  1 Peter 2:9-11

 

            “For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as were all my fathers.”  Psalm 39:12b  David was saying that he was just one who was passing through this world.  This world is important and what we do down here on earth is very important.  But, everything we do should be done in light of eternity.  Heaven is our real home.  We are just here for a few years and then we enter the Kingdom of Heaven .  It is so important for us to have an eternal perspective on life.

 

            Many of those around us are spiritually dead.  They walk in spiritual darkness.  We are not to live and behave like those who are spiritually dead.  We are children of the light and children of the day.  We are here for a brief season and then we will enter eternity.  Eternity is a brand new world and we will live in a place called Heaven.  The people in our society do not believe Heaven is real.  They think that this life is all there is.  “Grab all the gusto you can …you only go around once.”  How tragic!  This life is a blip on the radar screen of eternity.

 

            Are you living for eternity?  I am not talking about being super spiritual and living like monks.   I am not talking about being lazy, sloppy or stupid.  Down here on earth we are to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  We are to take care of business. That means spiritual, political and financial and financial business.

 

*We are receiving E Mails from people who want us to start a Bible study in the Orange County area.  If you know someone who is willing to host it and organize it contact us. 

 

           

 

           

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Monday, February 11, 2008

THE HELPER

THE HELPER
By Paul McGuire 

 

In John Chapter 14 Jesus Christ teaches us about the role of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.  The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter, or the Helper.  The job f the Holy Spirit is to help you live victoriously in this life. This is something that none of us can do apart from a continual reliance on the Holy Spirit.  In fact, it is impossible to live the Christian life without relying on the Holy Spirit!
The Holy Spirit is not some mystical – Twilight Zone experience.  You can be filled with the Holy Spirit, and be normal, sane, rational, and intelligent.  If you are not, or you are barking like a dog on the floor, or acting crazy chances you are definitely not filled with the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit, or the Helper supernaturally helps us in our everyday lives.
Whatever challenge you are facing the Helper is there to help you. Business, finances, relationships, temptations, sin, repentance, power, wisdom, the fruit of the Spirit, ministry, marriage, parenting, and every other practical area of life can be affected by relying on the power of the Holy Spirit.  The Bible teaches us to be intensely practical.  Long term planning, business, education, training, skills, study, hard work, discipline, mathematics, financial planning,  science, economics, budgets politics, medicine, nutrition, and people skills are just a few of the areas the Lord may require us to understand.  This may require formal training, education, or independent study, and practice.  God does not work supernaturally apart from people who rational, practical, responsible, ethical, moral, and prepared!
Then in conjunction with those life-skill dynamics, an environment has been created where the Helper can supernaturally help you.  For the most part God does not bless the lazy, and the unethical.  When you have done what you can by being faithful to grow the talents God has given you, then the Helper will help you.  It is true God is gracious, and forgiving when we make mistakes.  God will honor our sincere repentance, and He will send the Helper to help you when you truly cry out to God.  But, the Holy Spirit is not going to do your laundry for you, or wash your clothes.  Walking in the power of the Holy Spirit is always walking in reality.  If you meet a Christian who is spaced out, and claims to be filled with the Holy Spirit, you can be sure that is not the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is both supernatural, and practical.  Meditate on the Bible verses below, and allow God to speak to you.  If you sense the convicting power of the Holy Spirit then repent of your sins.  Be specific.  The Holy Spirit will lift the weight of sin off of you, and the blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse you of all sin.  Then the Holy Spirit will fill you with power so that you can be an overcomer in life.  An overcomer in every situation!
John Chapter 14
  
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.

 

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