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Fiery Trials in Our Day

Well, we survived the eclipse, but are we sure that our websites will survive all the additional attacks by the onslaught of new hackers. As the Apostle Peter wrote about the many fiery trials that would inflict the Christians, the modern-day hackers may not have been in his mind. Yet, the hacker’s motives for harming the children of God by destroying their websites and the messages that they believe are from God would no doubt be the same. The devil and his minions have tried to silence God’s children from the beginning through many and various trials and persecutions. It’s no different in our day. The enemy simply does not want God’s message propagated in the world to save fallen humanity. We first experienced it in our churches; we now experience it on the world wide web.

After retiring from my pulpit ministry, I took up the pen and later the keyboard to allow God’s message to go well beyond the walls of the local church. Six years ago, I was but a novice when it came to computers and websites, but after 5.2 million visitors on my website that was all about to change. I started to feel the intense heat from those who didn’t want to hear the truth, that was clearly demonstrated by the many cyber-attacks daily attempting to bring my websites down. It was then I received a calling to help not only myself, but the Christian community to stand against this evil. To not allow it to cripple our online ministry. To start our own hosting company with extra security measures not typically offered at other hosting companies and the ones that do, their prices are beyond our budget.

After months of discussion and planning with my oldest son, who at one time owned his own ISP (Internet Service Provider), we decided to launch our own hosting company with additional security measures designed to stop the hackers in their tracks. After much prayer and discussion, we realized that stopping the hacker would not be enough for our fledgling churches and online ministries, we also needed to improve their search engine ranking with Google. This ranking should be important to our ministry because it will allow more people to find our websites, thus giving them an opportunity to hear your messages about your church, ministry or business. So, we have also put a lot of effort into performance utilizing webpage and image optimization for enhanced page load times. We also give you the best consultation for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices. Furthermore, we have seen how important it is to have a website that is both creative and functional designing some of the best website templates available at a reduced fee.

It took a few bumps in the road to solidify our need for this new ministry. It was three years ago that I had my website hacked as a customer of one of the largest hosting companies in the world. This was my first wakeup call that my messages were not well received by the enemy and that even this large well-respected hosting company could not stop the attack. I was told that my site was on a server with hundreds of other sites and apparently one of those sites got hacked making it easier to hack other websites on the server. (This common problem for hosting companies is not possible on Christian Host because each site is isolated on the server making it impossible for the attack to spread.) So, the following three years I bounced from one hosting provider to another experiencing down times, damaged files, horrible support, and one time having my website completely hosed, not to mention the very poor performance of my website, which dropped my ranking with Google significantly. It was time to find our new calling.

This finally became a dream come true and a wonderful blessing from the Lord. Not only do I have the assurance that my websites are secure, I also have the assurance that I have the best performance and ranking possible to spread God’s message to a dying world. Let me say we all have a ministry in these last days to get the truth out to as many people as possible. If you have never considered starting a website allow us to give you that opportunity. In conclusion, let me share some statistics. I have discovered that social media alone will never accomplish the task of getting God’s message out to fallen humanity. Having over 5,000 followers on Facebook, on my best days I might get 200 likes (usually a photo of my wife), but with my website I easily get 1,600 unique visitors daily (or 49,600 unique visitors per month) and that number is growing. Friends, if you have a heart for the lost, or want to grow your Ministry or your business or just want a blog then allow us to help. I hope that you can see, that for us, this is both a business and a ministry to help God’s children. May God bless our efforts. Please visit our Hosting Company by clicking here.

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What’s Impeding Your Faith?

The Bible says, “Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth (Luke 18:8b).” The answer is not a lot for most in the later days will allow many things to impede their faith. Although there will be a faithful remnant, I am sure that their faith will be mocked by the world. It will seem inconsistent with reason and against all the established norms of a pagan world. Unlike the faithless who had long given up their faith, they will continue to cry out day and night for God to vindicate them by righteously judging their oppressors. They will continue to cry out asking God to fulfill all His promises, especially the one that does not allow them to be tempted beyond what they can handle (See I Corinthians 10:13). Over the course of time they have learned well the things that impede their faith, being careful to resist them at every point. So, what are these things that impede our faith? Continue reading What’s Impeding Your Faith?

The Sword of the Spirit

Today’s article continues an eight week series on the armor of God. A very important part of being prepared spiritually for the “End Times” is being dressed in and utilizing the whole armor of God for Satan will be extremely powerful and even more deceptive because he knows that his time is short. The next piece of armor to be put on by the Christian soldier is the sword of the Spirit. This is the weapon that our Lord and Savior used against the devil in His wilderness temptations. Notice that the devil was the one who first quoted Old Testament scripture, which was then countered by Christ with another scripture. When Jesus Christ quoted scripture He shed light on the devil’s misinterpretation of God’s Word by putting it into its proper context. As we fast approach the end of days, many are coming out from the church, no longer resting under its authority and guidance for scriptural interpretation, which leaves many to interpret scripture as they feel led. The problem is who’s doing the leading, is it the Holy Spirit of God who leads us into all truth or is it the devil disguising himself as an angel of light? Continue reading The Sword of the Spirit

The Shield of Faith

Today’s article continues an eight week series on the armor of God. A very important part of being prepared spiritually for the “End Times” is being dressed in and utilizing the whole armor of God for Satan will be extremely powerful and even more deceptive because he knows that his time is short. The shield of faith is the next piece of armor to be put on by the Christian soldier. As the Christian soldier goes deep into enemy territory to rescue the perishing the devil will hurl a volley of flaming arrows to discourage you in your pursuit. Upon receiving one of his arrows, you may experience strong emotions of fear, emptiness, aloneness, and doubt that comes in an instant when you least expect it, and then your spirit cries out in anguish begging for someone to listen to your plight. These arrows are all the more destructive in power. They have the ability to pierce and seriously wound the soldier. When the piercing arrows of depression, anger, and fear are filling the air, we must learn to take refuge behind the shield of faith (see Proverbs 30:5).  As we come together as believers, we can link our faith-shields to ward off the devil’s darts. Continue reading The Shield of Faith

The Gospel of Peace

Today’s article continues an eight week series on the armor of God. A very important part of being prepared spiritually for the “End Times” is being dressed in and utilizing the whole armor of God for Satan will be extremely powerful and even more deceptive because he knows that his time is short. Equipping your feet in preparation for the gospel of peace is the next piece of armor to be put on by the Christian soldier. In the First Century when this was first penned by the Apostle Paul without the use of feet to carry man to the furthest parts of the Roman Empire the Gospel of Jesus Christ would have never left Jerusalem. Clearly those hoping to vanquish the powers of the enemy needed to carry the Gospel into hostile lands exercising the use of their feet. Along with the feet came the whole person not just sharing empty words, but powerful words made manifest through their holy demeanor. Their body language came aglow through the Holy Spirit, as their spiritual fruit gloriously ripened and their loving actions were demonstrated. In a dark and callous world it was a breath of fresh air for those who were suffocating under the weight of confusion caused by the devil. Although, we live in a different world were the gospel can be shared over cyberspace, closed circuit TV, and print media it will never truly take the place of a face to face encounter, where people can not only hear the gospel presentation, but observe it in the life of the one delivering it. Continue reading The Gospel of Peace