• Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    We Need a Revival! Society Needs God, Part 3. Is there Justice and Order? Are we Praying for God to Intervene?

    Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face – Psalm 24:3-6 As a nation, if we returned to God, our lives and our communities would be better. In fact, through repentance and prayer society as a whole would be transformed. If one household can be revived and live the Christian…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    Society Needs God, Part 2. Truth is Being Erased and Good is now Called Evil

    O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for Your name’s sake; for our backslidings are many, we have sinned against You – Jeremiah 14:7 God will forgive our sin and heal our land. This is the double promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14. It is the reason for repentance – restoration. God sees where we’ve gone wrong and promises blessing, but first we must do our part and repent. Today, the nations of the world and society in general are in a dangerous predicament. When God is ignored, put to the back or even pushed out of society, then other spirits with an evil agenda may come in…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Prayer,  Repentance,  Revival

    A Call to Repentance and Prayer: Society Needs God, Part 1. The Church Needs to be Revived and Society Transformed

    If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land – 2 Chronicles 7:14 Revival elevates society and can change the moral character of a city or nation. It can transform a country, as the Spirit of God descends in showers of blessing. In the past, this has brought about social welfare and changes which have been enshrined in law. The Church needs to be revived; revival, a spiritual awakening. God calls us to repentance because it leads to restoration. It…

  • Mathew Backholer,  Revival

    God will be Glorified: Christian Revival is Not an Option, it is a Must

    Our nations are spiritually dry. Our churches need reviving and our people need salvation. God has a promise for us all. He will pour water on all who are thirsty and floods on the dry ground. The Lord will come and flood our nations with His Holy Spirit. This is what God says, “I MUST BE GLORIFIED.” Before all the people I must be glorified – Leviticus 10:3 He must be glorified and only in times of revival will nations turn to Him and glorify Him. God the Holy Spirit has transformed nations before and He can do it again. The Bible promises a flood of God’s power and we…

  • Christmas,  Inspirational,  Mathew Backholer

    Father Christmas and Saint Nicholas: Discover the Gift Giver who Inspired the Legend of Santa Claus

    Before he was called a Saint, Nicholas was an orphan who inherited great wealth from his family. Born in modern-day Turkey in AD c.280, he was raised as a Christian during times of persecution and believed he could use his wealth to help the needy. Cautious of the Lord Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6 to give with a pure heart, he gained a reputation for secret giving. What precisely took place is unknown, but legend states he once heard of a poor man whose daughters could be sold into prostitution. To save them from destitution, he put money into a bag and threw it into their home at night and…