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As for Orthodox Christians around the world - one more Week, brothers and sisters.
Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen!
This is from the email from one of my good friends. So beautiful...
“But now is Christ risen from the dead”— 1 Cor. 15:20.
THIS is the morning of mornings! Christ is risen! Thanks be to God! Amid a world blinded by Satan and blighted by sin and blasted by war, amid the crash of armies and amid the crash of wrecked hopes, amid the pathetic breakdown of human nature and the ironic failure of proud, little, twentieth-century man to work out his own salvation—amid all this, and amid the gloomy problems which beset the immediate future, the one great fact which gives solid comfort and hope and promise is the fact that nineteen hundred and some years ago, on the sixteenth day of the month Nisan, A.D. 32, God raised up the crucified Jesus Christ from the grave. That empty tomb means Diabolos (Greek word for Satan) vanquished and Christ victorious. It means that in the next chapter of human history God’s kingdom shall come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The biggest of problems to the natural man in this present age is the silence of God. ‘Why does not God speak?” he asks. “Let God speak, so that we may hear Him and know that He really is.” The resurrection of Christ proclaims that God has spoken already, and that the God who spoke yesterday will speak again in a soon-coming tomorrow. As truly as He rose Christ will come again to this world of ours. His resurrection tolls the knell on evil’s dark kingdom, and rings the glad bell of God-given hope for the travailng earth. The present age (we verily believe) is rushing on with accentuated momentum to the world’s Friday night; the morning of the Millennial seventh-day thousand-year Sabbath is soon to break, when the Christ of the Easter morn shall become the Christ of the Davidic throne; when swords shall become ploughshares, and spears become pruning hooks, and the nations shall learn war no more.
Such is the significance of our Lord’s resurrection for human history; and it is well that we should gratefully keep it in mind during days like these. But besides this, let all of us who know the cleansing efficacy of our Saviour’s precious blood, and the regenerating reality of the Holy Spirit, pray that the “Spirit of wisdom and of revelation” may vivify it all afresh to us, causing it to grip us and thrill us and impel us onward in the train of our Lord’s triumph. Let us pray that the historical fact of it may become more and more corroborated by the power of it in our daily experience; and that the risen Jesus who reappeared bodily to His disciples may be the indwelling Christ who becomes spiritually luminous to our minds. Let us pray that we may know the subduing power of our Lord’s resurrection over self and sin and Satan—its power to subdue evil tempers, unruly tongues, flaming passions, enslaving desires, inordinate ambitions, fear, pride, hate, jealousy, temptation, circumstance, and innate proclivities to sin. Let us pray that we may know its transforming power in heart and disposition and character—its power to lift us above earthiness and littleness into refining fellowship with God and spacious consciousness of things divine. Let us pray that we may know its vitalizing power in Christian service, in our preaching or writing or witness-bearing or organizing—its power to infuse an inward glow and a communicative vitality and a soul-winning telling-power. Yes, thank God, “Now is Christ risen from the dead ”. On this Easter day, may you and I prove His resurrection afresh in our hearts!
A very famous ex-pornstar Crissy Moran whose real name is Christina has left the porn industry. What does it have to do with this blog? Well, she has left the business in the name of God. Yes, she has accepted Jesus who is Christ into her heart. Ever since I have discovered about her story I cannot look at her with the same eyes. She has completely transformed into something more beautiful than she could ever be. Her blog tells about a lot of details on her life as a child, as a woman, as a pornstar, and finally as a Christian who has a purpose. People at XXXChurch.org have posted this about the occasion of Christina coming back to Christ:
October 07, 2006 Porn Star Crissy Moran Leaves Industry A few weeks ago Shelley Lubben, who works closely with us here at xxxchurch, contacted me about a girl named Crissy who had accepted Jesus and wanted to leave the porn industry. I emailed back and forth with Crissy and then got on the phone. Immediately, I could tell this girl was serious. Here is what she said to me in an email These are the steps I have taken so far in my walk with God:
1. I haven't done any shoots in about a month (since the day my heart was convicted).
2. I left my ex boyfriend of 1 yr 8 months and moved into my own place. He and I have NO contact because I feel he is not the one for me. He was a good guy but not the one.
3. I have gone to church every Sunday and now attending Wednesday services as well.
4. I meet with the pastors wife for counseling 1-2 times a week.
5. I meet with Shelley Lubben once a week for counseling and talk to her on the phone just about everyday. I love her!
6. I have requested from my webmasters a copy of my contract telling them I just moved and I could not find it.
7. I have been reading my bible and tons of books about God.
8. I only have been listening to Christian music.
9. I have made TONS of christian friends. I have more friends now than I ever have in my life!
That is all i can really think of now but as you can see I am making a total life change. I am very happy about it and know that God wants to use me in big ways. I have been suicidal since my early 20's. I have been abused. I have been exposed to so much evil and have survived and am ready to hand all that I am over to the Lord to do with me as he wishes.
I am scared to stop my website.....
That was just a few weeks ago and she has now made the decision to leave. She is scared out of her mind. There are people that are profiting and relying on her site to pay their bills. She made the tough phone calls today and told them she was out. This does not mean the sites will come down right away or posibly at all. There are a lot of things that need to happen and a lot of things that we are going to need your help with to show Crissy that this is the right decision and that God's way is better.
Shelley, Crissy, and myself are going to talk on Monday about what is next. Crissy is thinking about nursing school, needs a good lawyer who is willing to go to bat for her and take control of her website back, and a list of other things. We hope to have a list of needs and ways that you all can support her later this week.
In the meantime, a lot of people are talking about her. She has been told she needs to see a psychologist and she is out of her mind. We do not believe that. We believe she has made the right decision and we want to support her in that decision. XXXchurch is not about pulling people out of porn who don't want to leave. We are so excited to help and encourage and support in any way people like Crissy and Donovan who decide to leave and need help with next steps. Crissy finding Christ is the best thing that she will ever do. Leaving porn seemed like the next step in her walk with Christ. Crissy has now made that step, lets support, love, and rally around her in this decision. Christ keeps no record of wrong. We all have a past. God is not concerned with that and we should not be either.
Encourage her in this decision...
More updates early next week. YES, We will have a list of ways that you can help Crissy. Because that is what people who love Christ do. If you do know of an attorney willing to work with Crissy please contact us.
Praise the Lord! She has made a decision to transform from somebody admired for her body into somebody admired for her soul. This is what I am talking about - Christ's Love in action. I have been so hyped over this! Christina has become an inspiration to many of us.
Dude I love your "get to know the original" article. Made me think about some important thingd.
Awesome profile page. Are you a speciality in drawing?
Nice posts dudes.
I think you are kind!
I do not think that cat is particularly vegetarian :P
I'd also offer the cat my lunch. Rather than be the lunch.
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