The Trump Transgression

 Immigration Worse Than Abortion In America

Oakland, CA – Don’t believe the hype! The Trump Transgression continues to implement  what the President calls, a “zero tolerance”. A zero tolerance policy is the tag and title of the policy that began separating children from parents to start with. What is different now? The Trump Transgression’s Executive Order is to silence critics and to allow the evil to continue quietly.

American Evangelicals have their epic evil. They have voted and it is – abortion! What could be worse than snuffing out a divine life unconscious, purposeful and innocent? I got one: It is the breaking of their souls deliberately, callously and maliciously once they are born, held, loved and made conscious of being purposeful and innocent.

Abortion is the murder of unconscious, purposeful innocence. I believe in prenatal purpose. I believe in life at conception. I have read the Jewish Scriptures and Prophets. “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee” (Jeremiah 1).  May we read that together again? What it says is – Jehovah knew Jeremiah; it does not purport that Jeremiah knew Jehovah.

The Trump Administration touts its conservative credentials. Evangelicals believe that President Donald Trump is “pro-life”. Now of course “pro-life” can have a very rigid, narrow and conservative meaning and application. “Pro-life” for far too many only means you are politically against abortion.

I think the ‘pro-life” label should have to include being  a helper and a hero for child-refugees that are unparented, undocumented, unprotected, unprovided for; on the run from they homes, and in a place with a foreign language. “Pro-Life” should have to care about the life of the born not just the unborn, the conscious not just the unconscious.

Children are being forcibly separated from their mothers, caged with other children on cement floors, made to sleep on quarter inch thick mats with aluminum coverings for blankets. It is the president’s prerogative to capriciously, systemically and aggressively break the souls of children and dismantle the dreams of families. This is the Trump Transgression. It is a familiar spirit.

His preferences, his predilections, his policies, and his personality toward immigrants and their children is  too much against all we know to be right and merciful. This detaining of families and separating them as a deterrent for other would-be immigrants is wrong and mean-spirited. Attorney General Sessions is wrong. The Trump Transgression is not endorsed by the Apostle Paul. It is not Christian. It is not American. This one is too easy, “What would Jesus do?”

There are detention centers (four identified in Texas) for “tender-aged” children. The Trump Transgression is not only incessantly incarcerating immigrant toddlers and children, moreover, the children are restricted from touch. The government workers are directed not to touch the children except in the case of emergency.

It is the Trump Administration’s policy to not touch the refugeed children. The workers for ICE and the HHS are prohibited from tactile expressions or communication with the children. If the children cry; if the children are anxious; if the children are confused; if the children are sleepy; they are not to be touched.

This is why the American Association of Pediatricians has gone into full advocacy on behalf of the children of immigrants. From the time a child is born to three years old is a crucial time for the brain in emotive characteristics and cognition development. Again, there are other peak ages (5, 7, 12, 16) that transition a child through their teens and can have great impact on how they evaluate themselves and engage others. Children need early and many interactions that communicate love, acceptance, and information about their potential. The lapses in their development in this time of their young lives and in their peak years is unconscionable and perhaps irreparable.

The disciples were about to break some young souls and discourage a generation of parents. The earliest Gospel records this of Jesus, ” One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him…. Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them” (Mark 10:13, 16).

Do you think that God could use the Trump Administration and the American nation to do that?  Could we actually lift up someone else’s child and bless them? If they, if we, did do something as radical as what Jesus did for those children, what could happen? What will we do with the children these parents bring?

We are brought back. We are brought back, not to a wall; not to a White House, but to a cross. The Cross says, “God loves; God reaches; God redeems!” The Cross of Christ mandates our intercession and mission. Our love and prayers are for these children and their families. What is our good news to an immigrant? They are caught up in an act of imprudent political petulance or in a device of despotic demonic design. Let’s PRAY!

National Prayer Call on Thursday, June 21 @ 6:33am (EST/ PST). The Partners of Prayer Everywhere will dedicate the NPC to intercession for the government, righteousness in nations and blessings upon generations.

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The Art of Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual warfare is real! There is a real spiritual entity commonly called the devil or satan. The enemy of our souls is right now planning, plotting, scheming and sabotaging against the child of God. Every attack of the enemy is in order to oppose the purpose of God. God has put His purpose in His people. We are “called according to His purpose”.  The barbs and bombs, the bullets and ballistics may seem personal, but they are not ; they are spiritual and this is warfare.

And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel  

(First Chronicles 21:1). 

There are some salient truths concerning the art of spiritual warfare that come out of this one verse that I am impressed upon by the Holy Spirit to share with you.

  1. Satan is anti-Christ. The word “satan” means to oppose and to resist. He is the arch adversary of those anointed by God.  
  2. The opposition of satan is not against God; it is against God’s people. God cannot be opposed by the devil. God cannot be resisted by demonic powers. All power belongs to God. Demons are subject to the name of Jesus.
  3. To “stand up” means to make a stand and to hold one’s ground. Whatever authority or territory that is currently under the influence of the demonic will not be readily or easily relinquished by the enemy. It will require personal battles and prayerful victories. 

  4. When the enemy attacks God’s people he first assails their leader. God-called leaders are always under pressure. True spiritual leaders are constantly being “provoked”. Israel was the target. David would be the trigger. The word provoked in this Hebrew text has the meaning of inciting and instigating. The enemy incited and instigated a disobedience in David.

  5.  What the enemy wanted in his opposition against Israel and in his provocation of David was to bring a holy nation into doubt, disobedience and deception. The act of numbering the people was an insult to an Almighty God. Would David trust God for the victory? Would he obey God even when it seemed unreasonable and unwise? Would he dare trust any other plan but God’s? David counted. He took a census and sinned. God would have none of it. God loves to be trusted. He will judge the high crime of unbelief.

The Gathering 2018

Bishop Sean Teal and the Partners of Prayer Everywhere 

The Gathering 2018.

This year’s theme is “Ready for the ROAR!”

The Gathering will be held October 11th through 14th

Salisbury, Maryland.

For complete information, directions and updates on travel, lodging and registration please continue to visit http://www.PrayerEverywhere.org.

You may also contact one of our helpful team members directly by emailing us at nationalprayercall@gmail.com.

Make your plans today to attend The Gathering 2018.

The PENTECOST Creed

Having a biblical belief system concerning the Holy Spirit is essential to every believer.

The  P.E.N.T.E.C.O.S.T.  Creed

Prayer

We believe that the power of the Spirit is released to and through people of persevering prayer (Acts 1:13-15).

Evangelism

We believe that the power of the Spirit enables the believer to be a bold witness for Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8).

Newness

We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is necessary for every new move and ministry in the Church (Acts 2:1-4).

Teaching

We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit teaches and confirms the truth of God’s Word (Acts 2:12-21).

Enlightenment

We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit enlightens the believer with spiritual discernment and revelation (Acts 9:17-21).

Christlikeness

We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is the only power that helps us minister with the nature and power of Jesus (Acts 10:38).

Outreach

We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit reaches out to the culture and into the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 18:5-11).

Supernatural

We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is miraculous and can heal all diseases, sicknesses and oppressions (Acts 19:11-12).

Testimony

We believe that the Holy Spirit testifies of God’s presence and purpose in the Church and in the world (Acts 20:22-24).

The Person, Work and Ministry of The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit moves (Genesis 1:2).

The Holy Spirit conceives (Matthew 1:20).

The Holy Spirit intercedes (Romans 8:27).

The Holy Spirit convicts (John 16:8).

The Holy Spirit testifies (John 15:26).

The Holy Spirit guides (John 16:13).

The Holy Spirit glorifies (John 16:14).

The Holy Spirit comforts (John 14:26).

The Holy Spirit anoints (Luke 4:18-19).

The Holy Spirit teaches (John 14:26).

The Holy Spirit empowers (Acts 1:8).

The Holy Spirit fills (Acts 2:4).

The Holy Spirit hears (Acts 5:3).

The Holy Spirit enters (Ezekiel 2:2).

The Holy Spirit fights (Isaiah 63:10).

The Holy Spirit signifies (Hebrews 9:8).

The Holy Spirit witnesses (Acts 20:23).

The Holy Spirit emancipates (Romans 8:2).

The Holy Spirit transforms (II Corinthians 3:18).

The Holy Spirit seals (Ephesians 1:13).

The Holy Spirit strengthens (Ephesians 3:16).

The Holy Spirit grieves (Ephesians 4:30).

The Holy Spirit empowers (Acts 1:8).

The Holy Spirit reveals (I Corinthians 2:10).

The Holy Spirit communes (II Corinthians 13:14)

The Holy Spirit renews (Titus 3:5).

The Holy Spirit sanctifies (II Thessalonians 2:13).

The Holy Spirit helps (Romans 8:26).

The Holy Spirit speaks (Revelation 2:7).

The Holy Spirit unites (Ephesians 4:3).

The Holy Spirit produces (Galatians 5:22-23).

Pre-Prayer for Pentecost

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17).

Pentecost is a sovereign move of God provoked by praying people. The Day of Pentecost was “fully come” (Acts 2:1) because Jesus had about a 120 people who were totally committed to seeing His Word, Spirit and Power released into His Church. You cannot manufacture a move of God.

A move of God is when God is moved by people who would dare trust Him             and petition Him to do the supernatural.

The Upper Room Must Be Reoccupied

Where are the 120? Where is the cluster that will stand in the gap and make up the hedge? Where are the men that will lead us in prayer? Where are the women that will join the men in prayer? Where is the Upper Room in the modern Church? Where is our prayer priority? Where is our prayer passion? Where is our present day Pentecost?

Prayer Fire For Prayer Power

What a shame and sham we now see in the public prayers of modern church leaders! We need prayers that are heated by the flames of the Spirit! We need praying that is anointed, effectual, and fervent! Away with these casual prayers that ask for nothing great! Away with these prayers that declare nothing, command nothing or demand nothing from heaven! Away with these prayers that are rehearsed, recited and repeated like poems! Away with these prayers that are not weighted down by God’s Word nor anchored in the name of Jesus! Away with these prayers that string along religious cliches that have no truth, grace nor power!

The Prayer Warriors and The Prayer Weepers

We need praying that will call upon God to pour out His Spirit! We need praying that comes to the altar and will not let God go until He blesses! We need praying that will once again brings tears and will once again cause “weeping between the porch and the altar” (Joel 2).
The Power of Praying People

There is but one thing that keeps the Spirit from being poured out upon all flesh – our lack of prayer! Churches that are committed to united and anointed prayer are the key holders to the next sovereign move of God in His Church. We are not bystanders; we are participants, partners and partakers of God’s divine plan in these last of the last days. Praying people shape human history! Praying people are assigned to release what the heavens have been holding. The heavens are holding the latter rain for the last days!

Pray For The Rain!

“Ask for the rain in the time of the latter rain” (Zechariah 10:1). This is the time to pray for the release of His Spirit! Make no mistake about it! Our only warfare is a prayer warfare. The enemy wants to stop the rain and the rainmakers. The rain is resisted by the enemy because the rain will give, “everyone grass in the field”.  The enemy fears where the LORD is about to put you and put into your life. The enemy fears the progress, promotions and prosperity you are poised to receive.

The Holy Spirit is Your Best Business Partner

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit is going to impact every area of your life, including your finances. The “visions and dreams” that come with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit are not just for ministries, they are  also for businesses, entrepreneurial ideas and creative innovations. Praying people have the Holy Spirit as their primary partner in business.

May 10th – May 20th @ 5:00am (PST) / New Hope Prayer Call

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Baptist Churches Celebrate Pentecost

Sunday , May 20th, 2018 @ 10:00am @ NEW HOPE Baptist Church, Oakland, CA.

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1).

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013 the historic and landmark New Hope Baptist Church of Oakland, California made history, yet and again. For the first time in its lored and treasured legacy the congregation hosted an official celebration of Pentecost Sunday. This year Pentecost Sunday returns to NEW HOPE for its fifth annual celebration.

There is a 50 day spiritual campaign, which always begins on Resurrection Sunday and culminates on Pentecost Sunday. The word “Pentecost” means fiftieth.The pastor and membership are committed to reading through the Book of Acts, seeking greater intimacy with the Holy Spirit through dedicated days of prayer and fasting and seeking to prepare to serve the Church and our communities with spiritual gifts and financial generosity. The theme this year is “Ask For The Rain!” (Zechariah 10:1).

A traditional Baptist church is celebrating Pentecost Day because Pentecost is not Pentecostal. Pentecost Day is not the celebration of the Pentecostal movement or any Pentecostal denomination. Pentecost is not the celebration of spiritual phenomenon or speaking in tongues. Pentecost is the celebration of the Exalted Lord Jesus Christ. Pentecost means that everything Jesus promised, He fulfilled. We have the Holy Spirit because Jesus made it back to heaven and back to His throne safely.

When Peter preaches on the first Pentecost Sunday he says, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear” (2:33). What happened on Pentecost Day was proof positive that the Resurrected Jesus was now back in heaven as the Exalted Lord. It is the Exalted Lord who poured out the Spirit upon all flesh. It is the Exalted Lord who baptizes in the Holy Spirit. Pentecost celebrates Jesus!

Pentecost then belongs to every believer! Resurrection Sunday is celebrated universally throughout modern churches. Even churches that are not evangelical or gospel-oriented acknowledge Resurrection Sunday. It is the biggest Sunday in the Body of Christ. What is the celebration about on Resurrection Sunday? Our Savior is alive! What is the celebration of Pentecost about? Our Savior is alive and exalted!

What are the implications of a Baptist Church celebrating Pentecost? 

1) The exaltation of Jesus is primal, essential and central to all the Church aspires to accomplish.

2) The atmosphere in the congregation must be welcoming of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in daily life, at every assembly and in every worship experience.

3) The pastor is Spirit-filled and attributes all effective and transformative ministry to the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

Join us Pentecost Sunday, May 20th @ 10:00am at New Hope Baptist Church, 892 36th St., Oakland, Ca./ Bishop Sean Teal, Th.D.,  Senior Pastor