Situation Report - Desperation
Desperation is one of the telltale signs of an authentic, “world class” turning to God. Such a turning to God happens when an overwhelming number of people come to the stark realization of their dire situation, and then cry out to God for help in a state of urgency and helplessness. Human ingenuity to save oneself is abandoned, while faith in an all-powerful God reaches a crescendo. Other terms that would fit into this description of desperation would be “repentance, contrition, and a craving after God.” Globally, Empower is witnessing a growing multitude of desperately searching
August 8, 2022 - from Ron Pearce
Situation Report - Ukraine
Just a few minutes ago I was speaking directly with the leader of one of Empower’s partner ministries in Israel. This is a ministry that has worked extensively with Jewish immigrants since 1991 and has valuable experience in knowing how to minister to those running from the horrors of war and persecution. In one succinct sentence, the leader stated the obvious regarding the situation with the Ukrainian Jews making their trek to Israel —
“They are on their way!”
Governments, NGOs, families, and individuals around the world are coming to the assistance of the hundreds of
March 4, 2022 - from Ron Pearce
GOOD NEWS - The Victorious Year of 2021
As of late, many followers of Christ have been struggling with emotional and spiritual fatigue, which devolve into bouts of frustration and anger, leading to near depression. For most, the cause is concern about recent world developments and whether or not there is any light at the end of the tunnel—any hope of a brighter future. To those experiencing these symptoms, pastors regularly prescribe reading scriptures such as Philippians 4:6-7:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the
January 28, 2022 - from Ron Pearce
GOOD NEWS - Our Anchor Will Hold
Recently, a very astute pastoral friend of mine passed along this thought to me in an email, and I believe he is absolutely correct.
“We are heading into theologically and spiritually choppy waters. If the infallible and inerrant Word of God is not an anchor, then the only anchor we have is our own perspective and perception. In other words –
“My boat is not drifting; the land is moving."
This is why it is more important than ever for believers to know God's Word and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, not drifting away with the mindset of the world.
July 7, 2021 - from Ron Pearce