Now that’s what my map is supposed to look like!
WOW (second time today i’ve said that) 🙂
Sweet! 🙂 Can you make the map larger?
There you go! 🙂
I think I see that little speck…yes, it’s Boise!
We’re weak in the heartland… 🙂
Strong on the coasts…
Looks like a Red State / Blue State map LOL…
Lots of ODMs in the heartland 🙂
This is good to see. I’m weak on the west coast and strong from the midwest to the east coast with a little over one third of my visitors coming from other countries. My map shows my last 100 visitors and I can’t tell with yours. It’s nice too see the activity Michael!
…Moscow, Russia…Bryson’s got the KGB watching you! 8)
Hey, I show up on the new map.
So much for stealth mode.
Can you colorcode the apologetics researchers?
Cool! I’m the little dot in Vladimir, Russia. 🙂
decompressing here with the map (found AEA – God keep), but one little (black) dot reads “Yahoo! from ~ China” … everwho you are, little bot, yahoooo back atcha 😀
Did you see saeed abedinis series on revival on his face book page. I would recemond you take a look at them. And compare them to Pastor Mike Sasso face book page. Below is what mike Sasso posted. Saeed continues to show no sign of repentance and brokenness towards his wife. He clearly has a selfish motive. I hope you would consider writing a story on him and exposing him.
Pray for Saeed Abidini
A couple weeks ago I met with him at a coffee shop. After our meeting he asked me if I would write down my thoughts and send them to him. Since then he did a series on revival on his Facebook page using the outline I sent him. When I wrote him privately to explain to him what plagiarism is he rebuked me and told me I needed to repent and that I was not a good man because in his words, the things I wrote were things “he taught me”. After that, he blocked me from his Facebook page. Something is very wrong here.
Here is my private email to him. I feel free to post it now since he has already used all my material on this FB page…
Thank you for meeting with me last Saturday.
As promised, here are some thoughts I have after pondering our talk together…
(I am still developing it further. But I thought I’d pass it along to you now)
Revival, what is it?
First a clarification of what revival isn’t
· It isn’t measured by how much you pray
o There are many people who are very disciplined to pray and it is merely a work of the flesh with no connection to God.
o There are many who pray to the wrong god.
o Many pray with wrong motives and priorities
· Revival isn’t revealed in the amount of time you spend studying the bible or how much doctrine you know.
o There are many people who are brilliant theologians yet their private life is devoid of God.
o It is possible to love theology and “bible knowledge” yet not love God.
o It is possible to be obsessed with the scriptures out of an obsessive personality that is also obsessed with self and sin.
· Revival isn’t measured by many hours of service to your church or your ministries.
o Many people seek to cover their inner guilt through good works which never really solve their separation from God.
o Some serve out of pride or other evil motives.
o Some serve merely to work their way into a position of power of into a relationship with certain church members.
· Revival has little to do with numbers. Or how many come to your church or follow your teachings.
o Many cults today and yesterday have had large followings. Even world religions that are demonic in nature have very large followings. i.e. Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism.
· Revival isn’t measured by how much you witness or how many you lead to faith.
o Some people are naturally outgoing or super extravert. An outgoing personality is not a sign of revival; neither is a person with a salesmen mentality who loves to persuade others to his product.
What is revival?
· Revival is an awakening of the heart towards God.
o Revival first and foremost starts in the heart. The Holy Spirit awakens and stirs one’s heart to be aware of and embrace the things of God.
· Revival is a stirring of passion for God and heavenly priorities.
o In true revival, not only is the heart awakened but empowered with a godly passion to passionately love and serve the living God.
o This passion, if authentic will bear the fruit of a surrendered life.
· Revival is about God. It is seen when you love God more than you love anything else, especially your sin.
o Once one’s heart is awakened and stirred with passion for God there is no place for a life of sin. Other entertainments may have little sway. Even when distracted by various worldly entertainments, the revived heart continues to return to God and His word.
· Revival is recognized in a humble heart of repentance towards God.
o Humility is a key fruit of a heart that has been revived by God.
o One cannot truly experience the presence of God and remain proud.
o Revival cannot continue in a heart that is given over to sin.
o Thus, revival is evidenced in a turning from sin to God
o A person who loves his sin cannot at the same time love his God.
· Revival is evidenced when a person delights to spend time with his Lord in worship & praise.
o Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
o You will naturally spend time with the one you love.
o The one who is truly in love with God finds delight in worship and pleasure in praising.
· Revival is about loving God and loving people and is seen in the fruit of actions towards that end.
o Spiritual “works” do not earn God’s favor. But one who has experienced God’s favor delights in works of service.
· Revival is not competitive or jealous when the Holy Spirit is doing a great work in other pastors or churches.
o A pastor or spiritual leader who is walking in the Spirit and has experienced a revived heart delights in seeing the Holy Spirit work in others and will even promote or enable that work in fellow believers.
· Revival is not controlling & commanding others but serving and enabling others to serve God.
o A pastor or spiritual leader who is truly experiencing revival in his heart will never feel threatened or grieved when God raises up other leaders outside of his authority or sphere of influence.
o A pastor experiencing revival will do all that he can to invest in and equip others for God’s service even if it means they will not be serving under his authority.
o A pastor experiencing true revival will seek to raise up those serving under him to the place of their calling according to their gifting.
· Thus, true revival delights to see God working in the lives of others, other churches, other pastors, etc.. After our meeting he asked me if I would write down my thoughts and send them to him. Since then he did a series on revival on his Facebook page using the outline I sent him. When I wrote him privately to explain to him what plagiarism is he rebuked me and told me I needed to repent and that I was not a good man because in his words, the things I wrote were things “he taught me”. After that, he blocked me from his Facebook page. Something is very wrong here.
· Thus, true revival delights to see God working in the lives of others, other churches, other pastors, etc.
Ben, you are correct The Christian post did an article on Revival that Saeed supposedly wrote. It is interesting, indeed, when compares to some quotes of Pastor Mike Sasso’s FB article on Revival. Wow.
I can’t see the map! Must be my browser settings…
I took them down to see if they were part of our speed issue…looking for something as fun,but more efficient.
The map is an interesting feature… I keep hoping someday there’ll be a dot or two up there in Alaska
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