The Power of Persistent Prayer

Persistent prayer does not change God’s Will, but it is often His way of accomplishing His Will, and it does change us. Delayed answers that require persistence help us grow. They increase our trust in God, and we come to Him again and again and see the perfect timing of His answers and His faithfulness. They develop our perseverance and character, and help us overcome impatience.

Abraham prayed and a nation was born; Moses prayed and the sea was parted; Joshua prayed and the sun stood still; Elijah prayed and there was a drought in the land, he prayed again and the heavens opened; Daniel prayed and the mouth of the lions was closed. Who knows what will happen when you begin to pray, you have not because you ask not, ask and you shall receive

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Siya Kolisi: Boks Captain, Champion of God

Siya Kolisi is well known in South Africa for his incredible rugby skills, and for being the first black man to captain the Springboks. He is loved by many for his passion for the sport, yet it is his passion for Jesus that is more impressive! Kolisi is outspoken about his faith, and captains the Boks by drawing his strength from the Word of God.

We had the privilege to interview Siya. Pick up the January issue of JOY! to read his answers:
Q. The rugby world is difficult to live out your testimony, you are exposed to much temptation, how do stay strong in your faith and your walk with God?
Q. Rugby is a very competitive sport where winning or losing can test your self-image. How do you process it?
Q. How has your game changed since you have become captain?
Q. How do you grow in your faith walk as a family?

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Marijuana and Hemp: Right or Wrong?

Wrong information and biased propaganda about this medicinal plant family resulted in us not using the wonderful health benefits that have been known for thousands of years. Mankind can avoid trauma and much pain if we use these plants responsibly. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” – Hosea 4:6. This verse is applicable here.
Everybody wants a body that functions optimally. We do not want to struggle with a body that cannot perform its essential functions every day. Hemp and marijuana plants should be classified as a superfood and herb. It is a powerful, natural medicine. Cannabinoids are indeed the missing link to ward off ‘dis-ease’ and promote health. The leaves of these plants should be part of every meal every day.

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China: Trying to Rewrite the Bible

The Chinese government is supervising a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible with socialism in which there will be a “rewrite” of the Bible. “Religious freedom in China has reached the worst level that has not been seen since the beginning of the Cultural Revolution by Chairman Mao in the 1960s.”

Hundreds of Christian leaders in China signed onto a statement condemning the new regulations, the increased persecution, and control the party is taking over the churches.
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