Who You Pretend to Be

“… God cannot bless who you pretend to be. So, you might as well become who you are; everybody else is taken. There is something that He put inside of you.”
~ NAME
Founder, CEO and Senior Pastor – The Lighthouse Church & Ministries & Author
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Being a Human Example of God’s Love

“We’re called to show God’s love, in human form, to each other; that’s why we’re all better together.”
~ Laurie Crouch,
Co-Founder – Gener8Xion Entertainment, Film Producer & Co-Host – Praise – Trinity Broadcasting Network, Host – ‘Better Together’ Talk Show

We Want a Righteous Invasion of Truth

‘R.I.O.T.’ Lyrics (2007)
Written by: Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Tommy L. Sims
 
“Webster’s dictionary say a riot is like an unrestrained
Uproar in a public place, turbulent right in your face
With the facts we’re gonna spread God’s Word
And attack every lie you’ve heard

Like the doctrines of men that are still fallen prey
To the silvery sword of God’s Word today
It’s true, we look to Heaven and our mansions in the sky
And it’s true we’ve got the gaze of Eternity in our eyes

But before this Church is raptured
There’s no way we’re gonna leave here quiet
We want a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Jesus, we’re gonna see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Righteous, to conform to the Bible
Invasion an armed attack
Of truth, the real state of affairs
Like a church on the move that will not double back

From the fight, ’cause we’re salt and light
And we thrive on Jesus, the theme of our lives
And here’s the spin
Love nothin’ but God, hate nothin’ but sin

It’s true, now’s the time to win nations for the Lord
And it’s true, now’s an hour, the saints must go to war
We’ll preach it, we’ll sing it, we’ll shout it, we’ll cry it
‘Cause desperate times need desperate action
And that means we need a R.I.O.T.

Satan is a madman, a relentless entity
He’s the source of every plague known to the human family
We understand the mortal conflict in which we are engaged
And the gates of Hell come crashing down
When the saints of God begin to praise

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Jesus, we’re gonna see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.”

Jesus, we’re callin’ on Your name
Oh, Jesus, we need to see a change
Jesus, we’re taking on Goliath
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, Jesus
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

Jesus, Jesus
With a Righteous Invasion Of Truth
We want a R.I.O.T.

~ Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Tommy L. Sims
Carman: Music Artist & Evangelist || Tommy L. Sims: Singer-Songwriter & Music Producer
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In America, Again

‘America Again’ Lyrics
Written by: Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Michael Omartian
 
“George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams, First Chief Justice John Jay
Names synonymous with the spirit of our country
Founding fathers of the U.S.A.

Over 200 years ago they shook off the chains of tyranny from Great Britain by divine call
Citing 27 Biblical violations they wrote the Declaration of Independence
With liberty and justice for all

But something happened since Jefferson called the Bible the cornerstone
For American liberty then put it in our schools as a light
Or since “Give me liberty or give me death”, Patrick Henry said
Our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We eliminated God from the equation of American life
Thus eliminating the reason this nation first began
From beyond the grave I hear the voices of our founding fathers plead
You need God in America again

Of the 55 men who formed the Constitution
Fifty-two were active members of their church
Founding fathers like Noah Webster who wrote the first dictionary
Could literally quote the Bible chapter and verse

James Madison said, “We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow
The Ten Commandments with all our heart”
These men believed you couldn’t even call yourself an American
If you subvert the Word of God

In his farewell address, Washington said, “You can’t have
National morality apart from religious principle,” and it’s true
‘Cause right now we have nearly 150,000 kids carrying guns
To these war zones we call public schools

In the ’40’s and ’50’s student problems were chewing gum and talking
In the ’90’s, rape and murder are the trend
The only way this nation can even hope to last this decade
Is to put God in America again

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for America is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
“We need God in America again.”

Abe Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation
Will be the philosophy of the government of the next”
So when you eliminate the Word of God from the classroom and politics
You eliminate the nation that Word protects
America is now number one in teen pregnancy and violent crime
Number one in illiteracy, drug use and divorce
Every day a new holocaust of 5,000 unborn die
While pornography flood our streets like open sewers

America’s dead and dying hand is on the threshold of the Church
While the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah vex us all
When it gets to the point where people would rather come out of the closet than clean it
It’s the sign that the judgement of God is gonna fall

If there’s ever been a time to rise up Church, it’s now
And as the blood bought saints of the living God proclaim
That it’s time to send the alarm from the Church house to The White House
And say, “We want God in America again”

I believe it’s time America to stand up and proclaim
That one nation under God is our demand
And send this evil lifestyle back to Satan where it came from
And let the Word of God revive our dying land

For Jesus Christ is coming back again in all His glory
And every eye shall see Him on that day
That’s why a new anointing of God’s power’s coming on us
To boldly tell the world you must be saved

Because astrology won’t save you, your horoscope won’t save you
The Bible says these things are all farce
If you’re born again you don’t need to look to the stars for your answers
‘Cause you can look to the very One who made those stars

History tells us time and time again
To live like there’s no God makes you a fool
If you want to see kids live right
Stop handing out condoms and start handing out the Word of God in schools

The only hope for America is Jesus
The only hope for America is Him
If we repent of our ways stand firm and say,
“We need God in America again.”

(repeat)

We need God in America
God in America
God in America again”

~ Carmelo ‘Carman’ Domenic Licciardello & Michael Omartian
Carman: Music Artist & Evangelist || Michael Omartian: Singer-Songwriter, Arranger, Keyboardist & Music Producer
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All the Dominions Will Serve & Obey

“… God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,”
~ 1 Timothy 6:15 NIV
“Just as He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, He is The:
Mayor of Mayors, Governor of Governors, Senator of Senators, Representative of Representatives, Teacher of Teachers, Preacher of Preachers, Speaker of Speakers, Coder of Coders, President of Presidents, Vice President of Vice Presidents, Leader of Leaders, … and as promised in Daniel 7:27 NASB1995, “all the Dominions will serve and obey Him.”” ~ Michelle Boddie
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The Seat that Drives This Nation

“God says, “For God says, “But I am in control of the seat that drives this nation through the turbulence. There will be decisions that will be made that will deal with nations, and as the hosts were released in the days when Herod pressed against the Church, know this: I am releasing hosts that will deal with leaders who have stood against My plan and against this nation.””
~ Hank Kunneman
Co-Pastor – Lord of Hosts Church, Co-Minister – One Voice Ministries & Co-Host – New Level
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‘Cross’ Humans: ‘X’ is a Cross on Its Side

God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.
~ 2 Corinthians 22:33
New King James Version
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Allowing Him to Transform Us

“We were all made in His image; question is, “Do we love God enough to allow Him to transform US into His Image?”
~ Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr.
Preacher, Pentecostal Bishop, Senior Pastor – Hope Christian Church, Presiding Bishop – International Communion of Evangelical Churches, Social Conservative Activist, Commentator, Founder & Chairman – High Impact Leadership Coalition, Co-Founder – The Reconciled Church Initiative
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In My Own Journey, He Has Won My Heart

“In our raping, molesting, defiled, diseased, greedy, impoverished, violent, warring, mismanaged planet with natural and man-made disasters, people don’t so much doubt that there is GOD; they do, however, suffer doubt that HE is GOOD.

In the face of all this, and my own sufferings, it’s no wonder God does not demand that I trust Him. No, instead, He invites me to learn of Him. In my own journey, He has won my heart. What might He do to win back yours?”

~ Sinclair ‘Sy’ Rogers
Communicator, Talk Show Host, Recording Artist, Lecturer, & Pastoral Care Specialist
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One, Two, Three, Go Be Free!

“So I began my journey with the Lord, and I always say I just wished that he’d waved his magic wand. ‘One, two, three, go be free! Go be straight, date, and mate; bing! But it didn’t happen, but what He did begin to do was to give me grace to crucify flesh, and He began to take me on a path that I would have never imagined. … My wonderful wife Karen of almost twenty-five years … didn’t marry me because she thought that her love could fix my homosexuality. She knew better. But she did say that I grew into a man who earned trust that she could respect.”
~ Sinclair ‘Sy’ Rogers
Communicator, Talk Show Host, Recording Artist, Lecturer, & Pastoral Care Specialist
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Heaven, Hell & Homosexuality

“Well my gay friends in Hawaii who had gotten married to each other, I wrote them an anniversary card, and they wrote me a letter saying, ‘Don’t let everybody else tell you what to believe about heaven, hell, and homosexuality. Do your own research into the Bible and, if you do, you will discover what we have: the teachings of the gay church sounded really great, but as we read God’s Word objectively He leads us in truth, and we felt convicted and convinced that the teaching from the gay church is an error … We’ve left our gay marriage and our lifestyle and we are now born again and praying for you.”
~ Sinclair ‘Sy’ Rogers
Communicator, Talk Show Host, Recording Artist, Lecturer, & Pastoral Care Specialist
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‘Delay’ & His Promises

“Sometimes ‘delay’ is as much a part of God’s will as the promise, itself.”
~ Derek Grier,
Clergyman, Founding Pastor – Grace Church & Founder – Grace Youth Center