"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;"-Revelations 3:7
Philadelpha-"City of Brotherly love"...Yes, this is what I think of when I hear Pennsylvania. So far, I know only 1 person that graduated from UMM that is currently living here right now (February 2004)! She is attending graduate school.
WILLIAM PENN (1684)
*see Quaker Info-bio
The Founder of Philadelphia,
the birthplace and the first capital of the nation, the place
of the declaration of Independence and promulgation of American Constitution
ï¿½And thou Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province named before thou
were born, what love what care what service and what travail have there been to
bring thee forth and preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee.
ï¿½O that thou mayest be kept from the evil that would overwhelm thee, that
faithful to the God of thy mercies in the life of righteousness thou mayest be
preserved to the end.
ï¿½My soul prays to God for thee that thou mayest stand in the day of trial that
thy children may be blest of the Lord and thy people saved by His power.ï¿½
These prayers were engraved at the walls of the White House and other government
institutions all over the nation. These were the same words prayed for by the
first Christian Pilgrims of this great nation in November, 1620, when a little
ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores of this continent. The people
aboard had the glory of God and a prayer of faith in their hearts for a place
where they could worship God in freedom. On board that vessel, these people
entered into a covenant with God to establish the land of His dreams in the Name
and in the blood of Jesus. Below is an excerpt from the prayer:
ï¿½In the name of God, amen. We whose names are underwrittenï¿½Having undertaken for
the glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our
King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of
Virginiaï¿½for the glory of God.ï¿½
The Mayflower Compact became Americaï¿½s first great constitutional document. It
was signed in Cape Cod Bay before the shipï¿½s inhabitants set foot on American
soil. Because of this significant historical gesture and the leaders commitment
to uphold this gesture this nation became the greatest nation over all the
surface of the earth, to the glory of God. The enemy tried and will continue to
discredit or destroy this nation through various means but because of the
covenant prayers of the founding fathers, some key elected leaders thereafter
and the believers all over the land, this nation will continue to be great, to
the glory of the Lord!
WE PRAY, THEREFORE, THAT THIS BLESSING WILL COME TO OUR NATION AS WELL. WE PRAY
THAT ONE DAY BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA WILL BE THE NEW PRESIDENT AND THE LEADERS OF
OUR NATION WILL ALL BE GOD-FEARING AND WILL DO THIS SIGNIFICANT COVENANT PRAYER
GESTURE FOR OUR NATION AND THE WORDS WHEREFORE ENGRAVED IN ALL OVER THE KEY
BUILDINGS OF THE LAND. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE THE PHILIPPINES TO BE A GREAT
NATION ONCE AGAIN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!
" 7"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liarsï¿½I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. 13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
The Seven Churches of Revelation: Philadelphia - Ministry Videos
"Caney Creek Church, Wharton, TX Mickey Reynolds, Pastor preaching on The Church of Philadelphia 7-10-11"
"RIVERSIDE, CALIF. (ANS) -- In the midst of a week marked by economic turmoil, political rivalry, and the murder of a local police officer, Philadelphians turned out by the thousands this past weekend to hear some good news.
Presenting a message of hope and God’s love to the City of Brotherly Love, Harvest with Southern California Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie visited Philadelphia between Oct. 3 through 5, drawing 45,500 people for the Greater Philadelphia Harvest 08 at the Wachovia Center.
According to a news release, more than 3,300 people made a profession of faith in Christ during the event.
The news release stated that more than a year in the making, the Greater Philadelphia Harvest was hosted by 390 local churches from a variety of denominations extending from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to Delaware. About 4,000 volunteers from the hosting churches served as ushers and follow-up workers throughout the weekend.
Each night of the Greater Philadelphia Harvest featured a message from Laurie, and music from top name Christian artists including MercyMe, TobyMac, Leeland, Kutless, the Katinas, and Jeremy Camp.
Laurie’s nightly messages, entitled “What Do You Live For?”, “E-Mail from Eternity,” and “How to Change for Good,” emphasized the brevity of life and the nearness of eternity—topics particularly meaningful to him in light of the recent sudden death of his 33-year-old son, Christopher.
According to the news release, Laurie gave audiences a glimpse into Christopher’s life during the Harvest outreach, sharing a video montage and personal stories about the young man whose life exemplified the assurance of salvation found only in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
“To hear that your son has died is a parent’s worst nightmare. If I didn’t have Christ in my life giving me hope, I don’t know how I could have gotten through a single day,” the news release said Laurie told the audience. “But Christopher was ready to meet God. The moment he took his last breath on earth, he took his first breath in heaven.”
Speaking to a capacity crowd of 19,000 during the Saturday evening program, the news release stated Laurie said, “I’ll never be at peace with death because death is the enemy. But here’s the good news. Christ has overcome death, because He died on the cross and rose again. Death does not have the final word – God has the final word. When a believer in Jesus Christ dies, he goes immediately into the presence of God.”
During all three nights, the news release stated that Laurie issued the challenge, “Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus and know that you are going to heaven? Life is filled with pain, but God can intervene and change you and forgive whatever sin you have committed. It’s not about how good or bad you are; it’s about Jesus. If you’ll come to him, He will forgive you.”
According to the news release, in addition to those in attendance at the Wachovia Center, the Internet broadcast of the Greater Philadelphia Harvest (www.harvest.org) received more than 8,200 hits to the live stream.
Harvest with Greg Laurie previously visited Philadelphia in 1997, 1998, and 1999, drawing more than 100,000 people to the Wachovia Spectrum.
The final Harvest with Greg Laurie event for 2008 is scheduled at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 19.
Greg Laurie, who founded the evangelistic Harvest Crusade events in 1990, also serves as senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., one of the largest churches in the U.S. During the past 19 years, the Harvest Crusades have drawn more than 3.8 million people to events in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Internet broadcasts of the event may be viewed at www.harvest.org. Video podcasts and blog accounts of each message are also be available at http://blog.greglaurie.com/. "
"With just a few days to go before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, people are flocking to Somerset County. Families of the Flight 93 crash…"
=>Family Members of the Passengers
Flight Attendant Called Husband from Flight 93
"Uploaded by Shoestring911 on Apr 24, 2008
An interview with Lorne Lyles about the apparent cell phone call he received on 9/11 from his wife, CeeCee Lyles, who was a flight attendant on United 93. From the documentary DVD "Portrait of Courage: The Untold Story of Flight 93."
Heroes of United 93
"The Heroes of Flight 93" trailer (part 1) - Today's Christian Videos
"Dedicated to the Heroes of United 93. People who fought back even when the outlook was bleak.
These are people who left behind family and friends and their pain is real.
This was a spur of the moment creation, dedicated to the ones left behind. I only wish I had more pictures of the heroes with their families, so we remember they were not just another face in the news.
Songs are "Hero" by Chad Kroeger and "My Sacrifice" by Creed.
FYI: I am not going to tolerate idiot comments here, if you want to debate me do it on another one of my videos.
Adams Bay Beamer Beaven Bingham Bodley Bradshaw Britton Burnett Cashman Corrigan Cushing Dahl DeLuca Driscoll Felt Folger Fraser Garcia Glick Grandcolas Green Greene Gronlun Guadagno Homer Kuge Marcin Martinez Miller Nacke Ross-Lyles Peterson Peterson Rothenberg Snyder Talignani Wainio Welsh White
Mar 20, 2002 – Todd died as he lived, a faithful Jesus believer. In an article titled "The Real Story of Flight 93," Newsweek magazine (3 Dec. 2001 issue) .
9/11 Flight 93 Impossible Cell Phone Call - We Are Being Hijacked ... This Is...
In an article titled "The Real Story of Flight 93," Newsweek magazine (3 Dec. 2001 issue) revealed gripping new details from the actual transcripts of the now-recovered cockpit voice recorder. "Todd had been afraid," Newsweek relates. "More than once, he cried out for his Savior." After passengers were herded to the back of the jet, Beamer called the GTE Customer Center in Oakbrook, Illinois. He told supervisor Lisa Jefferson about the hijacking and that the passengers were planning to jump the terrorists. And then he asked her to pray with him. As Newsweek relates, "Beamer kept a Lord's Prayer bookmark in his Tom Clancy novel, but he didn't need any prompting. He began to recite the ancient litany, and Jefferson joined him: 'Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.' " As they finished, Beamer added, "Jesus, help me!"...this was the "rest of the story". And then, Beamer and his fellow passengers prayed a prayer that has comforted millions down through he centuries-the prayer that David wrote in a time of great anguish: 'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . . Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.' And then the famous last words, uttered naturally off of his confidence in his preceding (and unreported by the media) plea: "Are you guys ready? Let's roll!" ...
Not A Hoax
Most recently Abraham worked with Lisa Beamer, widow of United Flight 93 hero Todd Beamer to create a best-selling book (which I also read in part in the sauna) titled “Let’s Roll!” The book told the Beamer’s life story and related Lisa Beamer’s story of hope and faith following the tragic events of 9/11. Incidentally, while Book One of the Prodigal Project got my adrenalin racing, “Let’s Roll!” caused my tear ducts to start working overtime. ..
"These visitors have left behind so far about 40,000 tribute items: police badges, fireman’s hats, tiny flags with messages written on the white stripes, a purple heart, and even a brick from the seized Afghanistan compound of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. "Placed here in tribute to the first warriors of the Global War on Terror," reads a note attached to the brick.
But now, in time for the 10th anniversary, this homemade shrine has received a National Park Service makeover. Officially opening on Sept. 10, the upgraded 2,220-acre Flight 93 National Memorial includes a two-mile processional drive to a landscaped field of honor. Soon this field will be ringed by 40 groves of trees (one for each victim).
From a paved parking lot near a new shelter, visitors will be able to walk down a circular memorial plaza alongside the woods where the plane crashed. This walk leads to the memorial’s focal point: a series of vertical white marble panels inscribed with the names of the victims.
This wall of names follows the flight path the plane took as it plowed into this plateau surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains. A 17-ton boulder, put into place this July, now marks the spot among the hemlock trees where Flight 93 exploded at a 40-degree angle into the ground, traveling upside down at 563 mph.
The passengers on that flight, which left from Newark, N.J., headed to San Francisco, ranged from 20 to 79 years old. They included one who had rearranged his flight so he could celebrate his fifth anniversary with his wife and one who had just married three months earlier; a mother of six and a woman expecting her first child; a passenger who had to reschedule her Sept. 10 flight due to thunderstorms and a husband and wife who arrived at the airport early enough to take Flight 93 instead of their later flight; two friends headed for a hiking trip in Yosemite National Park and a gentleman making his last business trip before starting a new job; a lady flying home from her grandmother’s funeral and a man flying to the funeral of his stepson.....
Proof that 9/11 flight 93 did not crash at Shanksville
"As seen on History Channel, which censored the confession by Lt Col Rick Gibney that he shot down United Flight 93, as confessed to Col Donn De Grandprix on the Alex Jones Show and in Col De Grandprix's books. The colonel soon had a stroke and died after reporting this confession:
CBS - President Bush ordered UA93 shot down BEFORE the crash
"93 was indeed shot down. But it was an F-15 that did it. Why do you think there was no significant pieces of plane left? That's why. Why were pieces found in a lake a mile away. F-15's were scrambled from Virginia and shot it down. I know. Someone in USAF told me!
MediaWire 3 days ago "
Rumsfeld slips up and admits flight 93 shot down
*see GoodnewsUSA.info: Military=>What triggered (sinking of the U.S.S. Maine) the Spanish-American war is similar to what triggered the U.S.'s involvement in Iraq & Afghanistan
The Truth Behind 9-11 Attack [Part 8 of 9]
"DID THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION covertly blow-up the World Trade Center, ignite the Pentagon, and shoot down United Flight 93 to pave the way for a new American empire? The answer is "YES"
*voice over technology (e.g. Mission Impossible III movie)
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Philadelphia (1993) Trailer
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