A Ministry Of Encouragement

In 1917, the bishops of the Orthodox Church in Russia were having a heated debate. Just a few doors down the street the Bolsheviks were meeting to overthrow the Czar and usher in the leadership of Lenin. They were planning and plotting, but over there the bishops were debating.
Now just what was the huge issue over which the bishops were debating? It was whether or not they were going to use eighteen inch candles or twenty-two inch candles. The empire was crumbling down around them and they were debating on the length of a candle!
The devil would rather start a church fuss than sell a barrel of whiskey! God wants us to be together. God wants us to encourage one another, to lift up one another. You and I need to be in a ministry of encouragement. Hebrews 3:13 says, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
Since 2013, Christian news magazine The Olive Branch Report has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Greg Holt. His writing has been featured on American Prophet, Conservative Firing Line, DC Clothesline, Eagle Rising, Capitol Hill Outsider, Sons of Liberty Media, Rev. Austin Miles, and others. Greg is also the Publisher and Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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