Dear e-News friends & church members,
Day 2 Prayer & Fasting
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all…” – Psalms 34:17-19
The great confidence that we have, that we can cry out, in prayer to the Lord, and He hears us because:
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:17
If you are in Christ, you are righteous.
Righteousness is a gift we receive, not a reward that we achieve.
Therefore, pray with boldness and confidence. The Lord will hear you.
There is nothing too big nor too small for Him to take care of. He wants to take care of it, and He wants to take care of you.
This verse above states that the Lord is near the broken-hearted, and saves those crushed in Spirit.
Thinking of India and the pandemic that has brought much pain and sorrow.
The verse ends saying that the righteous face many challenges, but the Lord delivers us from them all.
That should put a smile on your face, and strength in your spirit.
God bless you today as we pray together.
Court Case Update April '21 | Destiny v CEC #FreeToBelieve
Support this campaign to take legal action against the City of Edinburgh Council to establish the rights of all Christians and churches to follow their beliefs in matters of faith, conscience and conviction without discrimination or prejudice.
You can help by:
- Donating to support the legal costs required to fight this case.
- Sharing your support with us using #FreeToBelieve
- Pray for our lawyers, our team and a positive outcome in court proceedings
As far as we are aware, no church in the UK has ever been locked out of a publicly owned building when seeking to hold meetings and services.
The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) recently cancelled the contract between Destiny and the Usher Hall, in which they were due to hold their annual SURGE conference with many other partner churches.
They cancelled they say, because of complaints received on one of the invited guest speakers-Larry Stockstill, saying that his public comments previously made concerning homosexuality could cause offence to a sector of society on the grounds of their sexuality.
Larry Stockstill, holds the traditional biblical views on marriage which are commonly held by Christians, (Muslims and Jews).
The Surge conference was not connected or called or was to discuss any of these matters.
In the event, we are told that there was only ONE complaint and that from a disingenuous reporter.
We made a legal representation asking CEC to reconsider, pointing out our rights under the UN universal declaration of human rights (articles 18 and 19), the European Court of Human rights (article 10) and the UK equality act.
They have declined and wish to uphold their actions regardless.
We believe their actions to be unjust and unlawful, and perpetrates into the public square the intolerant practice of 'no-platforming'.
Whilst the law is clear, it is yet to be tested, and so the need for legal action.
The outcome of this case will affect every church in the UK, and indeed people of all faith or none.
We need your support as we take a stand for free speech, free thought and freedom of religion.
Thank you for considering our request and being mindful of our need at this time.
Senior Pastor, Destiny Church
More information here: https://www.destinyglasgow.com/freetobelieve
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This fundraiser is to support the legal costs in seeking redress against the City of Edinburgh Council. Any excess or unused funds will be gifted to the Destiny Church Trust (SCO17898) Legacy Missionary Fund which aims to see 10,000 souls won for Christ.