The Night I Could Have Died! by Elaine Davenport August 31, 2013

AOVEREATER

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

I went out of town quite recently after much prayer.  If anything saved me from the things that lied ahead of me…it was the hours of prayer…and God’s grace and mercy.

 

A lot of things happen to us as a result of our disobedience.  Though it is not popular to admit it…a lot of times we miss the mark.

 

Before I went out of town, a strong feeling came over me not to eat any hamburgers on my trip.

That sounds strange doesn’t eat.  I do not eat hamburgers normally but for some reason I found myself thinking about how great they must be at my destination.  So, I had one and then two.  After the second one…I got deathly ill in the middle of the night…something like a heart attack.  Pain that could not be ignored. I sat up in the bed and prayed for well over an hour.  I apologized to God..  I had missed it.  Many times we will get a warning and we will override it…my prayer is that none of us ever do that again…in Jesus Name.

 

JAMES 1: 12

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

 

 

 

Advertisements

Image

CAFE SOZO CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS!!! MAY 20, 2012

There was a demand for a Healing site on the Internet.  We have tried to meet that demand.  We have not been wildly successful due to lack of manpower and resources.  WE WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!

 

Cafe Sozo began five years ago.  There was no budget.  There was only one plan.  That plan was to spread the Gospel.  The web designer who quit on us…said we’d be “lucky” to get 30,000 hits in 3 years.  Our site reached one million and began to decline.  What we’ve found is that we need to invest more in our sites in order to grab market share, draw steady traffic, minister, give feedback and to stay current.  We have seen people come and go and we have never quit.

Now, we find ourselves at an impasse…fighting stagnancy or making a choice to embrace growth!   WE HAVE DECIDED TO EMBRACE GROWTH TO FULFILL OUR VISION.

We need your support!

Please know that there must be a spiritual Christian presence on the Internet.  Certainly the Love of God, the mercy, the Wisdom, the grace and the peace is present. However, the dark side of things, the evil side of things, the deceptive, and confusing is also present as well as distractions.  So, though there aren’t many studies to give one statistics on the numbers of Faith Bloggers who have quit, changed their course or been distracted or disrupted through no fault of their own; I have seen it!  There are no statistics to tell you how many abandoned blogs there are on the Internet…thousands.

So we have persevered and now

It’s been over 6 years, since we opened up this website!   A lot has happened and a lot has changed.  We took the words of Jesus quite seriously…

____________________________________________________________________________________

1And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28

________________________________________________________________________________

Since we had no resources, we took to the Internet.  There is a long story that I have about a well meaning web designer who bowed out at the last minute.  Then, the Holy Spirit literally led me to a Blog and of course, the rest is proof of what God can do.  Not any of us.

Our original plan was to put up a website so that we could spread the Gospel and to raise funds to aid Christian writers (whom we have seen greatly struggle to fund their own books.)  The truth be told I would love to see MORE successful writers begin to fund the less fortunate.  On this journey, we discovered ministers, evangelists, ministries, prophets, teachers, intercessors;  with many struggling to fulfill their hearts desire to go into all of the world to preach, teach and baptize in the Nam of Jesus.

We still believe in that mission, but we have discovered on this journey a greater mission.  That mission is in meeting the needs of the readers who visit this site.  That is a fact.  People write for prayers, but we haven’t the staffing to answer them all.  The sites are not technically updated.  For ewexample we have not been able to upload mp3′s on all of our sites because it is not free.  In fact, the appearance of the site we would like to change, but the cost is TIMES EIGHT because we have 8 sites and we are working on doing that.  We would like to put the sites under an easier domain name and roll all eight sites into one; but right now we are working this out…slowly.

We ask for your support prayerfully, financially and by coming by to give us feedback.  We reached a pinnacle of over two million readership; which is tapering off because we have not offered the technological tweaks that fules activity at the sites.

So, in the grand  plan…we see ourselves moving towards increasing our readership and meeting all of our objectives.  We plan to add a PAY PAL Donation button and to begin a fundraising campaign for site maintenance and expansion.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 221 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Faith Books Burning!!! by E. Davenport January 29, 2012

“… in all the land, two parts shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left. And I will put this third into the fire, and Refine them as silver, and test them as gold. They will call on My Name, and I will answer and say, ‘They are My people’; and they will say, ‘Yahweh is my Elohim!!!’.” (Zec 13:9)

 

With man, I might not get a second opportunity; in some cases so I better get it right the first time!  But, with God…He has decided to let me keep on working as He leads me to the right door…every time.

 

I heard a wonderful young man on one of my favorite television shows “Sid Roth”.   It was Jonathan Welton who wrote the book:  The School Of The Seers.

An interesting thing that he told was how after receiving a prophetic Word that he had the “gift of discernment” some of which would allow him to see into the spirit realm, he headed home.  When he got there he went straight to his book case to look at all of his books likely to see what he could find to get further enlightenment.  When he looked at his bookers they had FIRE coming off of them!

 

That was amazing to me!  Not, long after that I was led in my heart to organiz all of my notebooks and Cd’s and Books and to build a prayer library.  At first, the books came very slowly; mainly because I “thought” I had to buy them all.    Then, I said a prayer and asked God to send them.  It  wasn’t long before they began to pour in!   But, you must understand  that the quality of the books was amazing as well!   People I never heard of, people I had heard of, it was like Disneyland in my library!

 

A Collection of books to build my faith!  It is so wonderful that I have offered them for carry out to the entire Prayer Team. 

I jut stared t them for a long while.  I admit that I DID NOT see any fire on them.  However, one day I was led by Jesus to start reading the books and there really was a fire and it was transferred from the books to the insides of me and I haven’t been able to contain it since!   I’m expecting more diligence, more boldness, new adventures and the power of God to show up on the scene more and more!

This Is The Year For Your Miracle! by E. Davenport January 1, 2012

Do you need a miracle?   Most people would say yes….I’ve had a few myself and it sure is exciting!    Whether I was expecting one…or just surprised…God is always on time. 

 

Get a prayer life, praise God, Bless somebody, help someone…be led by God and watch your life change miraculously!   I believe it!

 

Besides this evidence] it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of [His] power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit [to the believers] according to His own will. Hebrews 2: 4

Fix Your Eyes Upon God; He Heals! January 3, 2010

 

And in my preaching there were no honeyed words of wisdom, but I was dependent on the power of the Spirit to make it clear to you: So that your faith might be based not on man’s wisdom but on the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2: 4-5

Everyday, we see examples of people who put their faith in men and not God. As a result, there are murders, suicides, homelessness, sickness, tragedies, broken hearts,  disease, deterioration, lost possessions and I could go on and on. We’ve all done it at one time or another and I suppose most of us have been burned by that decision. Now I was raised to know that when I got burnt; I would not do it again. Some people like doing the same thing over and over or repeating past mistakes or behaviors; often putting their faith in men.

Today; make up your mind to put your faith in God, letting Him order your steps and hold your hand. Just trust God for this problem. He’s consistent and will not let you slip, stumble or fall.

%d bloggers like this: