Sunday, February 20, 2011

Free the Captives

Here are some of the staggering statistics of slavery around the world.... 

27 million people are in modern-day slavery around the world

1 million children are exploited by the global commercial sex trade, every year. 

50%  of transnational victims are children.

70%  of female victims are trafficked into the commercial sex industry. This means that 30% of female victims are victims of forced labor.

32 billion – Total yearly profits generated by the human trafficking industry

14,500 - 17,500  foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States every year

12-14 – Average age of entry into prostitution

More Stats from the Polaris Project

What are we going to do about this? What CAN we do about this?  A persecuted missionary had this to say when asked how believers could help his cause - "The least you can do is the most you can do....PRAY!" We have to start by interceding for these captives around the world. We must cry out to God on their behalf.

But we can not stop there. We must partner with and support ministries who are doing the work on the ground to free these slaves. Here are just a few...

Global Child Rescue
Polaris Project

Today, we can stand. Today, we can fight. Today, we can end slavery.

Friday, February 18, 2011

How to Awaken A Generation

How are we going to awaken this generation to become the Bride of Christ? That's easy... LOUD NOISES!!!!

 Psalms 57:7-11

 7 My heart, O God, is steadfast,
   my heart is steadfast;
   I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my soul!
   Awake, harp and lyre!
   I will awaken the dawn.

 9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
   I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
   your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
   let your glory be over all the earth.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - We are nothing without love (1Corinthians 13)

1 Corinthians 13

 1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

As One- A Night of Prayer and Worship for Northwest Florida

Emerald Coast House of Prayer would like to invite you to As One - A Night of Prayer and Worship for Northwest Florida. Our goal is to unite all the Houses of Prayer in Northwest Florida as we cry out for our region, state, and nation.

As One will be held April 9th, 2011 at 6pm. Emerald Coast House of Prayer is located at 300 Mary Esther Blvd #117A, Mary Esther, FL 32569 (right out side Santa Rosa Mall.) We look forward to standing together in prayer and worship.