Welcome to Restoring Heroes Project! Christian husbands and fathers YOU ARE HEROES! You are needed. You have value. You being active in the lives of your family saves them from so many social and spiritual ills. You are the HERO they need. God has called and empowered You to LEAD, PROTECT, and PROVIDE. So, RISE HERO and be an example of Real Biblical Manhood in this Counterfeit World.
This is a command from a King to his soldiers to Go and Conquer. A command to colonize the world for the Kingdom of Light. Breaking the chains of darkness through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are to teach, preach, write songs, draw comics and whatever else you can do to push back to darkness. Conquering and going for the cause of Christ.
The theme for this year is "Storm the Gates"
Matthew 16:18 "Shall not prevail"
The Kingdom of darkness will not overtake the Church. No matter how much demons buck, scream and foam at the mouth the Kingdom of darkness has already lost. Our victory is in and through Jesus Christ. We Christians are not fighting for victory. We are fighting because we have to claim what is already ours.
Do you have the Balls to stand when everyone else is bowing down?
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
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But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
“You shall have no other gods before me.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
"Without focus, we are disoriented and can't see clearly what is around us. We must look at Jesus first before people , problems,or obstacle."
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Today we are talking about the subtle ways that satan steals, kills and destroys.
Amend your progress
Full out attack ( Temptation)
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
I will no bow. The civil unrest is a product of satan. I will not bow to worship the lgbt or BLM. I am a kingdom citizen.
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.[d] 18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
Daniel 3: 16-18
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to[c] his own glory and excellence,[d] 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[e] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[f] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,[g] be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:3-11
What have you been struggling with most during the COVID-19 crisis? (ex. fear, worry, doubt, watching too much news coverage, emotional rollercoaster, isolation, etc.)
Phil said that fear is just as much part of faith as faith is part of fear. What do you think he means? How can this be true?
What is one step you can take to make sure the fears you experience (we all do) drive you toward faith instead of becoming anchors that hold you down?
1 Timothy 6:6-11 English Standard Version
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and[a] we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Philippians 4:11-13 English Standard Version
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV
What does it mean to provide
What should we as men be providing
What are some pitfalls?
"Although I have much to be grateful for as I look back over my life, I also have many regrets. I have failed many times, and I would do many things differently. For one thing, I would speak less and study more, and I would spend more time with my family. " Billy Graham
Importance of energy preservation
"Know you are high"
Car pep talk
Detour for decompression
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:12-13 ESV
Satan wants to destroy you. He uses many lies. However we are going to talk today about the lies of porn.
1. Porn is harmless fun
2. Porn will satisfy
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. 32 Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.
“See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. . . . When you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat.” —Joshua 6:2–3, 5
(of an armed force or its commander) enter (a country or region) so as to subjugate or occupy it.
escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or trickery.
As Heroes we are to invade hard spaces and fight against the tendency to evade. God has called us to take the land He has promised. He has empowered us to lead ,provide and protect our family. Do not listen to the evil report of the enemy. Invade not evade.
Numbers chapters 13&14
Philippians 2: 1- 10
When pronounced, they sound the same. Presents which means gifts and Presence a noun that means the physical or spiritual representation of someone or something. However, do not be mistaken your Presence in your family is more important than your Presents to your family.
Invade not Evade
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Understand your wife DO NOT compare her to other relationships like mom, past girlfriend etc. That means ask her questions, listen to answer,and take action.
Do not impose your insecurities on the a situation. Give them to the Lord so you can react to thing with a sound mind. You have to own your insecurities and exposed them to your wife.
Be the first to reconcile. THIS TAKES HOLY GHOST POWER!!!
5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground— 7 then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Don't let your past pain dictate your present progress
John 16:33 English Standard Version (ESV)
33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Ephesians 6:10-12 English Standard Version
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
The world system will jam you up. The desire of satan is to keep Christians from standing for the truth in this evil age. As Christian men we need to have our foundation rooted to Christ.
The Word of the day is
the ability to judge well.
As men it is important to be able to decipher the truth from a lie. In this life we can be tricked and pulled into close counterfeits. Counterfeits about true religion. Counterfeits about true manhood. To truly be vigilant is to know the word of God and live in that truth.
As Men we are charged by God with the responsibility to protect, provide and be the spiritual leaders of our homes. This is a call to vigilance. We must be aware of the schemes of the enemy to do what God has called us to do.
Be Watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men,be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV
keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.: "the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbors".
Avoid tunnel vision
Go for and protect the heart of your family
Justin Watkins and I are talking about the importance of Godly Men in the lives of younger men.
6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Psalms 133:1-3 ESV
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Consumer, a person who purchases goods and services for personal use.
Contributor, a person or thing that contributes something.
Hebrews 5:12-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
The epidemic of being busy is killing our joy and keeping us from truly enjoy God. As Christian Men we need to fellowship with like minded men not only to grow spiritually but to live a full godly life.
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 English Standard Version (ESV)
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV
You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.
As Christian Men we must stand against abortion. Heroes protect even the smallest of us.
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:18-19
Close to 100,000 Christians are being killed every year because of their faith, according to statistics from a Pew Research Survey and the International Society for Human Rights, a non-religious organization.
an “unprecedented,” number of death per year amount to 273 Christian killed daily, or 11 every hour
Some areas are 1 every 6 minutes
Are you willing to be hated?
Anytime a man in the Bible avoided hard things destruction happened.
13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14
We have no idea the power we have to mold and nurture through our actions and words. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21 ESV #herostuffbro #Biblicalmanhood #manhood
Stop helping satan fight you.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. " Ephesians 6:12
He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Genesis 3:11 ESV
The world is always telling you that something is wrong with you. What does God say?
The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6
Two men talking about family and being a father and such. " As a husband and father, you are the warrior who has been charged with the duty of pushing back against the evil that seeks to prey on your wife, daughters, and sons. If you don’t step up, who will? " Dennis Rainey