February 28, 2011

A Dynamic Men's Prayer Meeting

In our city of Simferopol in Ukraine I’ve felt God is leading us to begin a men’s prayer meeting each Saturday morning open to all men. In our day we see evil being promoted openly and aggressively and we also see corruption in government at unprecedented levels. In my previous article I showed the documented evidence of how elite globalists meet for occult rituals at Bohemian Grove.[1]  If you’ve looked into this subject, you realize that many of these elitists are determined to bring about world government and reduce the world’s population drastically.[2]

As Christians, how are we to take on political deception, radical eugenics policies and the aggressive evil of our day? While there is a place for political activism and blogging, prayer is our main source of strength and means of effectiveness because "we wrestle not against flesh and blood" and ultimately "the battle is the Lord's."[3]

When I consider the men’s prayer meetings I’ve been a part of in the past I can see how they were each dynamic in their own way. Some emphasized food and fellowship more than prayer, but the overall result was always a sense of encouragement and spiritual strength. One of Solomon’s proverbs highlights this: “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” [4]

The Dynamic

When men get together in a sense of unity as brothers in Christ, the Bible speaks of a unique spiritual dynamic which takes place. Psalm 133 states:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing — Life forevermore. ( NKJV).

The oil is flowing; it’s in motion, pouring out on Aaron the priest as a symbol of the Holy Spirit being poured out. The Holy Spirit is our source of spiritual strength and the one who fills us and guides us in service. Acts 1:8 states: "But you will receive power [dunamis] when the Holy Spirit comes on you."

The English word dynamic is derived from this Greek word dunamis. And there are three aspects in which something is defined as dynamic. Firstly, it is potential power: to be able, to have power, be strong enough.” Secondly, it is an initiating force: a "force producing motion." And thirdly, it is something already "active, potent, energetic."[5] No matter if there are two men or two hundred thousand men, the presence of God is promised when we gather to pray.[6] Praying for each other, for our families, the Church and the lost invites the dynamic power of God into our lives and through our lives.

The Demolition

In a men’s prayer meeting we have the opportunity to become demolition men for a time. 2 Corinthians 10.4 describes how our weapons are not carnal but spiritual for tearing down strongholds. We can pray against the idolatry of our age and against the very real forces of evil. And we can also pray for personal breakthroughs and victories in each others lives. 

There are certain issues that are not appropriate to talk about in a mixed meeting but are very real problems. The statistics related to pornography, for example, are high even among Christian men. As men we face more extreme challenges in these areas than in any other time in history. As we wrestle with the corrupt, flesh nature, we have an adversary who desires to destroy us and our families. We have been given spiritual weapons which are more than adequate. But are we using our spiritual advantages wisely and to their full extent?

The Demonstration

Jesus said that when unity is demonstrated it would be a sign that God exists and it would help bring salvation to a world in darkness.[7]  I’m not talking about a kind of ecumenism where you have to check truth at the door, but the understanding that God is pleased when Christian men have a sense of solidarity based on the finished work of Christ and the foundation of the true gospel of grace.  If global leaders are willing to have men’s meetings in secret groves to practice sacrifices and unspeakable deeds, how much more should we as Christian men be willing to sacrifice some of our time to gather and pray for each other, the Church at large, and God's work of redemption on Earth?

God told Moses the manner in which God's name is to be represented to the world and we can pray that we collectively demonstrate these characteristics as the body of Christ:
"Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."


This invitation to pray together isn't based on legalism but is open to any and all men who feel a sense that the Holy Spirit is leading them to do this. God has made a powerful covenant with His people in terms of prayer which relates to spiritual revival, and, all things considered, this should be seen more as an opportunity and a privilege to pray together rather than a burden which we feel we should undertake if we are good Christians:

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."


[1] Templestream Blogger: Christian Hugs and Handcuffs for George W. Bush
[2] Global Research:  New Eugenics and the Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship
[4] Proverbs 27.17 (NKJV)
[6] Matthew 18.20
[7] John 17.20, 21
[8] Exodus 34:5-7 (NIV)
[9] 2 Chronicles 7.14

The "Iron Sharpens Iron" image was created by graphic artist Andrew Pautler and used in making the larger image. Check out his website: www.andrewpautler.com


  1. I have studied Quantum Mechanics to a substantial extent. I am not aware of how Quantum Mechanics and Non-locality contradicts the Objectivist view of Identity.

    The Objectivist's view of Identity is the Law of Identity from the Laws of Logic.

    That A is A. That for something to exist, it must have a specific nature. Which overall means that reality is knowable and that logical/Ontological contradictions cannot exist in reality.

    I am interested in hearing Rick, how quantum entanglement and non locality, contradict this "view of Identity".

    I suspect, based on my education in Quantum Mechanics, that you are bastardizing Quantum mechanics, and trying to bamboozle with it, since you likely know that most people don't have any understanding or education in Quantum Mechanics.

  2. I'm interested in hearing how your "apparent" acceptance of Quantum Mechanics helps prove God.

    From my understanding, Quantum Mechanics helps disprove the existence of God, since Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle shows that energy exists necessarily and doesn't require a transcendent creator, due to Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle in conjunction with Density perturbations emerging from a De Sitter "manifold"(I.E. Vacuum state); Which scientifically falsifies God, since God exists by DEFINITION, as creator of the Universe, and is conceived as a transcendent being. But because of Quantum Mechanics, the Universe does not require a transcendent creator, and Quantum Mechanics shows the Universe is eternal.

  3. Hello Secular,

    1) Philosophically, logically, identity must be unique and localized. QM's non-locality and entanglement demolish physical, localized identity, as recognized by objectivist Sandin's quote:

    “To reject QM as physically wrong is fine. It’s necessary. But it is not merely physically wrong.

    The deeper rot in QM is the admission of non-identity into physical reasoning.”[2]

    2) I agree logic requires identity A = A, A is not B. Spiritual identity is the logical answer.

    2) a. It has been verified that blind people have near death experiences in which they explain different rooms in hospitals in detail.(Near Death: People Born Blind Can See During a NDE) http://www.near-death.com/experiences/evidence03.html

    Spiritual identity in NDE is localized and unique.

    Hemingway described this also:

    "A big Austrian trench mortar bomb, of the type that used to be called ash cans, exploded in the darkness. I died then. I felt my soul or something coming right out of my body, like you'd pull a silk handkerchief out of a pocket by one corner. It flew around and then came back and went in again and I wasn't dead anymore."

    (Near-Death Experience Accounts from "Beyond the Light") - http://iands.org/nde-stories/17-nde-accounts-from-beyond-the-light.html

  4. Hello Secular,

    "Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle shows that energy exists necessarily and doesn't require a transcendent creator"

    - I'm not sure what you are referring to. I searched the Internet and could find nothing. Please present a summary in easy-to-understand terms.

    What I do know is that Heidegger's uncertainty principle shows that nothing can be proven absolutely - that things which are known to be true cannot be proven as such.

    His principle shows that our human existence and everything we claim to know is ultimately based on faith - thus supporting the word of God.

  5. As I suspected, you are bastardizing Quantum Mechanics to support your desire to believe in God. This is shown by the fact that you completely abused Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle to claim that it shows nothing can be proven absolutely.

    Of course, this is false and indicates you have no formal or informal education in Quantum Mechanics. You didn't even get the man's name right. It's Heisenberg; Not Heidegger.

    Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle only entails the fact that you cannot know the exact position and momentum of a particle with perfect accuracy or a high degree of certainty.

    I was so appalled by your brazen abuse of Quantum Mechanics to try and subvert objective reality and objective knowledge, and replace it with faith, so as to support your God belief, I didn't even want to take the time to reply to you. Your claim that the "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle shows that our human existence and everything we claim to know is ultimately based on faith," strongly indicates you are far too indoctrinated in your Occult beliefs to be reasoned with, or to face reality honestly, when it comes to your "confessional investment" of Theism.

  6. Hello Secular,

    First, let me apologize for misspelling the physicist's name. For me the concepts are the most important aspect of our dialogue.

    You wrote: "Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle only entails the fact that you cannot know the exact position and momentum of a particle with perfect accuracy or a high degree of certainty."

    - Your personal opinion differs from the Stanford Encyclopedia of philosophy:

    "Indeed, the transition from classical to quantum physics marks a genuine revolution in our understanding of the physical world."

    "This should not suggest that the uncertainty principle is the only aspect of the conceptual difference between classical and quantum physics: the implications of quantum mechanics for notions as (non)-locality, entanglement and identity play no less havoc with classical intuitions."

    Reference: The Uncertainty Principle, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


    This "genuine revolution" in our understanding of the physical world has philosophical ramifications which you and other objectivists seem to want to reject offhand.

  7. Secular,

    You wrote I want "to try and subvert objective reality and objective knowledge, and replace it with faith."

    - No, actually, I believe quantum mechanics, non-locality and entanglement are 100% true.

    It is you and other Randoid objectivists, such as Dawson and Sandin, who support this position:

    "To reject QM as physically wrong is fine. It’s necessary."

    It is your camp who must subjectively reject proven physical science because it does not mesh with your subjective view of materialism and logic.

    I don't have to reject science and resort to ehthos-based rhetoric because my beliefs and logic are based on absolute truth.

    But you have your excuse now. I spelled a scientist's name wrong so you are free to go away comfortable in your pride.

  8. Hi Rick, you might be interested in an initiative to foster and encourage men's prayer according especially to 1 Timothy 2 v 8: http://mensprayer.net Blessings in Jesus, Andrew

  9. Thanks Andrew,

    I appreciate your invitation and agree that men's prayer meetings are a great thing to encourage.

    Your brother,



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