BIRTHDAY MONTH CONNECTION;NOVEMBER

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Birthday Month Connection! Throughout the year, we are sharing a monthly list about men and women of God born in the same month.Like today,those born in November are taking up the show. At the very beginning of a new month, we’ll publish a new post here.

Once you have finished reading the post, comment any man or woman of God you know born in that same month.

In these chaotic days, we have not only the right but the duty to test every movement by the standard of the Holy Scriptures. In particular, we must direct a Biblical test-lamp onto the paths of outstanding personalities who come up like comets on the spiritual horizon.

As you read, you have to recognize a spirit to spirit connection in these men and women and be grounded in love and ministry. Know and launch deeper about these men of God, we truly believe mantles and annoitings that flow or flowed through them in their times will rest on us according to our humility we have submitted ourselves to receive from them.

Today, we’re sharing stories of ;

Clive Staples Lewis

C. S. Lewis is one of the most quoted authors in the world and all social media platforms. It’s very easy to run into and actually get lost into what he said and what he didn’t say. It’s just better to read his books and kill the deal.

He was born in 1898 on twenty ninety of November and went to live with Lord on twenty second of November in 1963.

He was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. 

Lewis a prolific writer wrote more than thirty books many of them on Christian apologetics, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. C. S. Lewis’s most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere ChristianityOut of the Silent PlanetThe Great DivorceThe Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books  a series of seven children’s books that have become classics of fantasy literature has sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Reading and education were valued highly in the Lewis household. Lewis and his older brother, Warren (“Warnie”), like their parents, were avid readers. 

Lewis was something of a prodigy: he was reading by age three and by five had begun writing stories about a fantasy land populated by “dressed animals,” influenced by the stories of Beatrix Potter, which were being published as Lewis grew up. 

In his youth Lewis aspired to become a notable poet. It was through conversations with group members that Lewis found himself re-embracing Christianity after having become disillusioned with the faith as a youth. He would go on to become renowned christian apologist writer for his rich apologist texts, in which he explained his spiritual beliefs via platforms of logic and philosophy using logic and philosophy to support the tenets of his faith.

His faith-based arguments as seen in texts like The Great Divorce (1946) and Miracles (1947) are held in high regard by many theologians, scholars and general readers. His satirical fiction novel The Screwtape Letters (1942) is also a beloved classic.

Lewis’ relationship with his wife, Joy, has also been depicted in Shadowlands, presented as a play and two films; one of the film versions was directed by Richard Attenborough and starred Anthony Hopkins as Lewis.

There is more about this man of God,i would advise you to dig deep into him.

William Franklin Graham Jr

Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918 and went to live with the Lord recently in 2018 on twenty first of February.

He is a man who had a solid state and foundation in the word of God.

Graham preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history—nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories—through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission. Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts.

He took the evangelist office to a new level, lifting it from the sawdust floors of canvas tents in small-town America to the podiums of packed stadiums in the world’s major cities-His reach was global.

He drew his essential message from the mainstream of evangelical belief. Repent of your sins, he told his listeners, accept Jesus as your Savior and be born again.Many thousands of people say they were first brought to church by a Billy Graham crusade.

He wrote 33 books, many which became top sellers. His autobiography “Just As I Am,” published in 1997, achieved a “triple crown,” appearing simultaneously on the three top best-seller lists in one week.

His Godly counsel was sought by presidents, and his appeal in both the secular and religious arenas is evidenced by the wide range of groups that have honored him, including numerous honorary doctorates from many institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Billy Graham named Franklin,his elder son to succeed him as head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. His daughter Anne Graham Lotz and his grandsons Will Graham and William Graham Tullian Tchividjian are also in ministry.

Mr. Graham was by no means unique in American history as a popular evangelist. George Whitefield in the mid-18th century, Charles G. Finneyand Dwight L. Moody in the 19th century, and Billy Sunday at the turn of the 20th were all capable of drawing vast crowds.

But none of them combined the ambition, the talent for organization and the reach of Mr. Graham, who had the advantages of jet travel and electronic media to convey his message. 

He also broke ground by going to places where religious activity was officially restricted, including China and North Korea. 

In his autobiography, he wrote: “I have often said that the first thing I am going to do when I get to Heaven is ask: ‘Why me, Lord? Why did You choose a farm boy from North Carolina to preach to so many people, to have such a wonderful team of associates, and to have a part in what You were doing in the latter half of the 20th century?’ ”

Billy Sunday

What would it have been like to see and hear the most famous evangelist in the world after DL Moody and before Billy Graham?

Billy Sunday was born on nineteenth of November in 1862 and went to live with the Lord on sixth November in 1935.

In the first half of the 20th century, Billy Sunday was America’s best-known evangelist and successful revivalist.His events were so well-populated that the locations of his revivals would prepare months in advance, constructing wooden tabernacles able to hold up to 10 percent of a smaller town and up to 20,000 people in a major city.

The apex of his career was in 1917, during World War I, when 98,000 people “hit the sawdust trail” (came forward for commitment or recommitment to Christ) during a 10-week revival in New York City.

If you wanted to get on Billy Sunday’s nerves,just keep on rolling.

As his biographer Robert Martin notes, Sunday was not a doctrinal preacher. “He believed and preached only enough doctrine to make sense of his own conversion and that which he hoped to engender in others.” 

His focus was more on decisive transformation and good Christian morals for the good of society.His use of language was designed to reach the common man: “I want to preach the gospel so plainly that men can come from the factories and not have to bring a dictionary.”

He had an ear for the rhythm of language and for evocative word pictures, and he delivered his adjective-laden descriptions in rapid-fire succession. 

He fully measured up to his reputation for dramatic presentation of his themes. He charged back and forth on the platform, dropped to his knees at times, flopped into a chair, jumped upon it, waved his handkerchief and shook his fists, shouted, laughed, stormed, sweated, and performed a variety of other feats which would put an ordinary man in bed for a week.

As thousands of enthralled worshipers watched, Sunday would run, jump, hurl unseen baseballs, smash imaginary home runs, slide for home plate, and shout in umpire-like fashion “you’re out,” thus announcing God’s judgment on the unsaved. Congregations marveled at the evangelist’s remarkable agility and energy, and journalists commented upon his stamina. One reporter estimated that as he preached Sunday traveled a mile during each sermon and more than 100 miles in every campaign.

Sunday was a whirling dervish that pranced and cavorted and strode and bounded and pounded all over his platform and left the church at large thrilled and bewildered as they have never been before.

For more on Billy Sunday, especially his effect on American culture, see Lyle Dorsett, Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America(Eerdmans, 1991) and Robert Martin, Hero of the Heartland: Billy Sunday and the Transformation of America Society, 1862–1935(Indiana University Press, 2002).

Thanks to love to read and keep in touch for hot cakes!

Bwaagu Faison Joshua

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