‚ÄėMagical Spell That Will Open New American Era,‚Äô was the headline in ‚ÄėThe Guardian‚Äô on 20 January 2009, as it anticipated the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as America's new President.
The new President did his best to conjure that ‚Äúmagical spell‚ÄĚ in his inaugural speech:
‚ÄúStarting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America,‚ÄĚ Mr Obama said.
I realise that this was a political event, not the staging of an evangelical conference ‚Äď still, given the fact that it was bounded by acts of worship, with two high profile pastors carefully chosen to offer prayer, I feel free to comment on these ‚Äúreligious components."
To my mind, these acts epitomise the sterile state of spirituality that is so typical of this day. They draw attention to:
 THE ABSENCE OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
While the world hopes that this new President will lift it out of its economic darkness, the church cannot sign up to his agenda.
Our immediate duty is to persevere in the quest for God‚Äôs glory to return to this dark earth once again!
In the Absence of the Glory of God, we make our:
 APPEAL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Like Moses, in Exodus 33:18, we cry, ‚ÄúShew me Thy glory.‚ÄĚ
The return of God‚Äôs glory ‚Äď revival ‚Äď is our pressing need.
 THE APPEARANCE OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
How does God's glory manifest itself on the earth?
This question is answered by the setting forth of 12 features of a true revival.
Instead of looking to man, for some illusive ‚ÄėMagical Spell That Will Open A New Era,‚Äô we are looking to the Lord:
Great Sermon! I am glad that preachers are raising important issues. Would you do an radio interview with me sometime? I am on www.blogtalkradio.com/derekdre amer
I interviewed yesterday pastor ed watson. The sermon was about:In a radio show with Derek Dreamer, Pastor Ed and Derek talk about the 501c3 issue, the founding of the Nazi's by homosexuals (and the continuance in this country), The exciting end times we are living and the unfolding of Revelation before our very eyes, the blindness of the church, the KJV as God's inspired and preserved Word, The military's training of troops to forcibly take away guns from Americans as a means to disarm us to bring in the New World Order and many other things.
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jenny murphy (4/2/2009)
from Leeds England
Great Sermon! i enjoyed this sermon as it raised some important issues. I always enjoy pastor Browns sermons, but it would be interesting Pastor Brown what your thoughts where on the recent world trade conference in London this week and the comment by Priminister Brown on 'the begginning of a new world order'? I value your comments. Best wishes. Jenny Murphy
Ian Brown succeeded Dr Ian Paisley as minister of Martyrs Memorial in August 2013. Prior to this he pastored the Free Presbyterian congregation in Northern Ireland‚Äôs Maiden City, Londonderry, from 1987 to 2013. He is the author of several books, notably: ‚ÄúBelfast Boat ‚Äď Titanic,...