12 Jan 2022

Amazon Review

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Be Dressed for The Bridegroom receives its first review on Amazon

31 Dec 2021

Battle-cry 2022

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We need to examine ourselves and reflect as we move into 2022 that though we are in the world, we are not of the world. We are called to walk against its flow. We are to be salt and light—and we cannot be salt and light if we wallow in agreement with the world in sin, darkness, and fear.  

We are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:28) and Jesus is our Rock (1 Cor. 10:4). If we are faithful to Him, we will stand up for truth, righteousness, and justice. Truth is not relative but absolute, and it is Jesus.

He is the Truth. He said so. And, it is so. If this makes us unpopular, welcome to the good fight!

If we say we are friends of God, we cannot also be friends with the world. John the Baptist spoke against hypocrisy, wrongdoing, unfairness, and injustice; and Jesus did too.  We will pray for those who persecute us, we will trust and not be afraid.

Come, Lord Jesus!

23 Dec 2021

Come into the Light

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Prophesied by Isaiah approximately 2,700 years ago and fulfilled by Christ’s birth some 700 years later:

The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
(Isaiah 9:2)

I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

Spoken by Jesus, and just as true today:

I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. Believe in the light, that you may become sons of light. (John 8:12, 12:36)

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His Light shines ever brighter as the darkness in the world increases with each year that passes.

Today, if men acknowledge Christ, it seems for many as if He came to make sin safe, not to save them from it. For many, it’s as if He came to relieve them from the need for holiness, not to enable them to walk in it.

Many live as if it matters not how they live, whether for good or evil or nothing; it’s as if life here has nothing to do with shaping their character or preparing them for eternity hereafter. Many seem not to care who or what they believe. Many think they’re “woke,” but are blind and in darkness.

We live in a season of God’s grace and favor that’s now fast closing, a season of God’s patient forbearance, allowing all the opportunity to repent and turn to Jesus before it’s too late.

Believe in the Light, that you may become sons of light! The greatest gift of all for all time is Jesus Christ. It’s not about Santa; it’s all about Jesus. No matter what you’ve done, He will take you as you are and make you His own. Come into the Light

06 Nov 2021

Be Dressed for The Bridegroom

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Click here to see the publisher’s promotional video that has just been brought out.

The publisher’s press release, just issued, describes this book as “transformative” and a “must-read for all Christians.” It especially recommends the book to all “who desire an eternal walk with Jesus.”

Click here to access the book’s Facebook page. And here if you wish to buy the tee shirt!

01 Aug 2021

Be Dressed for The Bridegroom

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New Book by Eric Bardell ~ Available NOW

Click image to enlarge ——- 25 chapters, 291 pages

Read more and shop…

17 Jun 2021

Pastor Ordination

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After due process and inquiry, it was our pleasure to ordain David L. March Sr. in the office of Pastor this evening. As with everyone whom we ordain, we ordain them not just for our church but for the Church.

The air was heavy with the Lord’s Presence and prophetic words came that, unknown to the givers, matched and confirmed prophetic words given to David earlier in his ministry journey. Even the lyrics of the little-known song with which we closed the service, matched details of his journey so far. The Lord had impressed that song upon us; we had intended to finish with a different song. We had no idea just how intimately the Lord intended to minister to David through it.

So the Lord’s hand was upon his ordination from before to last, and we are excited to watch and see how the Lord leads Pastor David L. March Sr. from this day forward.

To view a list of our ordained people and learn our approach to ordinations, click here.

04 Apr 2021

Resurrection Sunday

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02 Apr 2021

Good Friday

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23 Jan 2021

What Shall We Say Then?

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Notwithstanding numerous allegations of election rigging in key swing states supported by sworn statements by eyewitnesses and even videos, but which no court anywhere in the land was willing to examine, not even the Supreme Court at the suit of Texas and a fair number of other States, we find ourselves with a new President in Washington DC. And, from day one of the new administration, we are witnessing a wholesale backslide into the Obama years with a lot worse in prospect. Astonishingly, many Christians actually voted for this!

So, is this cause for fear and gloom in our hearts? Certainly not! God is still God, and Jesus is still Lord. No purpose of His can be thwarted. This was Job’s positive confession after his catalog of adversity and affliction, and it should be ours too, no matter what happens. History shows that all attempts to stamp out the Christian faith and the Bible are futile, and the Bible itself declares it.

President Trump did a great job despite an obviously orchestrated chorus of scandalous and unwarranted hostility, resistance and opposition on a daily, almost hourly basis from Democrats and the media. He saw record high numbers for the economy and jobs pre-Covid; he stopped the hemorrhaging of the southern border; he set up enterprise zones for blacks and Hispanics and improved his vote among them; he cut oppressive regulations and brought back manufacturing to the United States, as he promised he would; he renegotiated NAFTA; he made the United States energy independent and an energy exporter; he rebuilt the military; he stood strong and successfully against ISIS, China and Russia—“peace through strength;” he started no new wars but brought troops home; he insisted NATO allies contribute financially to the level the treaty specifies; he enabled drug purchasing abroad to lower the price of prescription drugs domestically; he was pro-life, cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and cutting funding for abortions in foreign countries; he was very protective of the country’s Christian roots and heritage; and he was pro-Israel in moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and in brokering peace agreements between some Arab nations and Israel.  We know whoever blesses Israel God blesses in return. None of his many accomplishments were acknowledged or praised by the media. If they were mentioned at all, it was given a negative spin. The new incumbent has labeled him “incompetent!”  That’s complete nonsense.

As for Covid, President Trump stopped all flights from China early and was heavily criticized for it by Democrats. He supported the states so well with hospital ships, ventilators and field hospitals to where even the Democrat governors of New York and California publicly acknowledged his effective and speedy responses. And his “Operation Warp Speed” brought us vaccines before the end of 2020—something he promised but which all the ‘experts’ ridiculed and said could not be done. His opponents did nothing but falsely accuse him of failing to lead. They tried and failed to impeach him over the Russia hoax which was debunked as a deliberate ploy to unseat him and take the heat off Hillary Clinton for her classified emails scandal, yet they pursued it to the bitter end through a special counsel, and then they pursued a sham impeachment, all the time knowing their various allegations were false but using it all to paint a false picture of President Trump to the electorate.

He specialized in doing what experts said could not be done. Obama laughed and said there was no way he could bring manufacturing back to America without a magic wand, but he did. They said the wall would never work but it cut illegal entries dramatically. He even got the Mexican military patrolling its own side of the border. It stopped the immigrant human caravans and also negatively impacted the criminal activity of MS-13 and drugs’ ‘coyotes.’ He delivered on his promises of vaccines being made available within the year. His election slogan was, “Promises made, Promises kept.”

He displayed formidable energy and stamina and intellectual ability as well as oratory. He spoke at numerous rallies for hours and people turned out in their thousands to hear him. He ducked no hard questions. In stark contrast, his election opponent had no hard questions put to him by a softball media and we were told to expect a “blue wave.” No such wave came. In fact, the Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives and the Republicans flipped some state legislatures. President Trump increased his popular votes way above his 2016 mark, securing almost 75 million votes, yet somehow his opponent still beat him despite spending most of his campaign time in his basement at home with obvious cognitive issues and slurring some of his words. Now that Donald J. Trump is no longer in office, they still want a second impeachment trial, which is unconstitutional and bogus for a number of reasons, one of which is because it is now clear that the so-called insurrection at the Capitol was pre-planned and began before he completed his speech, and none of his words were inflammatory, unlike the words of some Democrats we have heard. Some local and state Democrat leaders ordered police inaction during left-wing summer rioting. Federal buildings and monuments were attacked and police stations were surrendered. We watched criminal damage, arson and violence, and at least 25 people died and more than 400 police officers were injured, while all the Speaker of the House could say was, “People do what they will do.” How atrocious, irresponsible and impeachable!     

So, to echo the words of the apostle Paul, what then shall we say to all of this?

God is in ultimate control. Nothing takes Him by surprise and he is always way ahead. He leads and we follow. We cannot be separated from His Love; and nothing can snatch us from His hand. There is nothing that can succeed against Him or stop His eternal plan and purposes. Our citizenship is of Heaven. Heaven is our home. We will run the race, stay the course and receive the glorious reward of the overcomer. Jesus is returning for His Bride. Everything points that way; but if He delays, we will still overcome if we stay in faith. His Word is forever settled in Heaven and can never fail, as He can never fail and His Love never fails. Amen and Amen.

Now, we will busy ourselves about His business and be vigilant. We will keep our eyes on Him and pursue righteousness. We will pray for righteousness, truth and justice and walk in peace. We will trust and not be afraid. We will pray for those who want to persecute us.

Some say we need to be “detoxed” or “deprogrammed” but perhaps they first need to examine themselves.

Should Christians speak out against hypocrisy, criminality, unfairness and injustice? John the Baptist did. Jesus did.

23 Dec 2020

Lionheart Champions Church

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There’s a growing house church, named Lionheart Champions Church, in Orient, Ohio, that is under Lion & Eagle Ministries. Landon and Christy Greek are doing a wonderful job as pastors, while we are overseers.

Below is a link to five random amateur video captures of the kids’ nativity play on December 20 which we think you will enjoy and give you a taste of what the church is like; and this is what Christy wrote about the play on Facebook:

“These are just a few clips from our first Christmas kids’ program. What a blessing it is for our growing church to now have a children’s ministry full time. Ashley does such an awesome job with the kids! It had costume changes and several scenes. We made a makeshift stage with a curtain that raised and lowered. The kids did great despite being nervous. Everything turned out so cute!! So thankful for our little church.”

Click here to see the video clips. And check out the church’s Facebook page. The clips are there too.