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Morning Rundown: An Honest Question for Critics of the New Apostolic Reformation
This article is not meant to provoke or insult or demean or antagonize or gaslight. Instead, it is meant to help readers understand why I continue to say that the New Apostolic Reformation of the critics does not exist.
Remember that I freely acknowledge the existence of the New Apostolic Reformation as articulated by Peter Wagner and, in certain ways, spearheaded by him.
I freely acknowledge that I have been a member and leader in the U.S. Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, but only after the name was changed from “Apostles” to “Apostolic Leaders,” which was subsequent to Wagner’s involvement.
Puerto Rico witnessed the power of salvation and transformation as Latin music megastar Daddy Yankee bid adieu to his illustrious music career, choosing to embark on a new journey as a devoted evangelist for Jesus.
The artist, known for chart-topping hits like “Gasolina” and “Despacito,” revealed his profound decision during the concluding show of his farewell tour in Puerto Rico, leaving 18,000 fans at the La Meta venue in awe.
In case you haven’t heard of Daddy Yankee before, to put into scope just how big of a worldwide musician he is, here are the numbers for the two songs previously listed: “Gasolina” has over 240 million combined views on YouTube and streamed 765,532,916 times on Spotify at the time of this article. As eye-popping as these numbers seem, they pale in comparison to “Despacito” which Daddy Yankee is listed on along with singer Luis Fonsi. On YouTube, “Despacito” is one of the most viewed videos of all time with 8.6 billion views, and has been streamed on Spotify 1,656,584,291.
How Can You Cope When Trials Overwhelm You?
Have you ever reached a point where life was too hard? Have you ever prayed, “Lord, I want to be more like You,” and then all hell broke loose? I have a friend in another state who is feeling overwhelmed like this right now. Life is just too difficult for him.
First there was a wave of family drama, complete with accusations, betrayal and hurt feelings. Then there was an accusation at work that triggered doubts about his job. On top of that, one of his children was rushed to the hospital because of a viral infection. And right after that, his youngest child fell against a glass table—and the bloody cut sent her to the emergency room.
My friend sent up a flare. When he called me for prayer, he said, “I just don’t know if I can take any more trials.” When we are in the flames, our first reaction is to panic. Yet the Bible gives us much better options. If you feel like the trials are piling on and you are on the verge of collapse, let God’s Word give you strength as you remind yourself of these truths: