Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 - If My People Pray Series: If My People...Humble Themselves
November 30, 2021
Transcript: II Chron 7:14- God’s remedy for national judgment- including America – is revival- and God’s people hold the key. So, why hasn’t God answered prayer? Perhaps we haven’t done what He requires. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. God’s second mandate is “IF MY PEOPLE SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES.” This word ‘humble’ is used carefully in Scripture. It’s far more than just bowing the head and feeling a little sorry. God demands much more of His people if He’s to hear our prayer and heal our land. This word ‘humble’ literally means to bend the knee, the heart and the head in clear submission and repentance to God our Judge. Have you literally bent your knees in true submission to the LORD – the King of Kings - or just bowed your head and felt a little sorry? Would you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and together truly humble before God so He’ll hear and answer? Visit us at American pastors network dot net and sign up
Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 - If My People Pray Series: If--My People
November 1, 2021
Transcript: II Chron 7:14 - God’s remedy for national judgment- including America – is revival- and God’s people hold the key. So, why hasn’t God answered prayer? Perhaps we haven’t prepared ourselves His way. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. Join me every day this week as we take a fresh look at this powerful promise and what God expects from us. The first mandate is clear, “IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME”. The word “if” says that these people had their eyes and ears open, recognized God’s repeated warnings through severe weather He identified in verse 13 and were driven to prayer. The words, ‘My People” limits this promise to those God’s called, those unashamed to bear His name, obedient, and holy in walk. Are you one of them? Would you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and prepare our lives together so God will hear and answer? Visit us at American pastors network dot net and sign up.
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Series: Redeeming Black Friday
November 26, 2021
Transcript: Black Friday marks the traditional first day of the Christmas shopping season, yet it has also become a concerning symbol of our nation’s materialism. How can we redeem Black Friday? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. The term Black Friday has been used since the 1960s. However, recent years have seen the day expand into traffic jams and even fighting. Some retailers now employ armed guards to maintain order among tense shoppers. As we watch the chaos of Black Friday, it reminds us of two important biblical concepts. First, God calls us to be content with what we have. Second, we are not to love the things of this world. As He looks at us today, may we seek to live content with the amazing blessings He has already provided and seek to genuinely bless the lives of others this holiday season. Join us for more Biblical resources at American Pastors Network dot net.
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Series: Thanksgiving Day!
November 25, 2021
Transcript: Thanksgiving is more than a day of feasting. What are we really celebrating on this special day? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. In the classic “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” television special, Marcie reminds Charlie Brown, “Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. We should just be thankful for being together.” Can you relate? We often find ourselves focused on food, watching football, or other plans, yet the real joy of the holiday is extended time together with loved ones, including our children and grandchildren. Scripture reminds us to make the most of every moment. Instead of overemphasizing food or other activities, remember the importance of time with those you love. This life passes so quickly. Let’s make sure we focus our lives on God and showing love to those around us. These special times will result in memories we will never regret. Join us for more encouraging resources at American Pastors Network dot net.
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2024 - Thanksgiving Series: Thanks in All Circumstances
November 24, 2021
Transcript: How can we follow the Bible’s teaching to give thanks in all circumstances? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. 1 Thessalonians five eighteen instructs us it is God’s will to thank God in all circumstances. No matter our situation, we know God works for our good. Why? Romans eight twenty-eight reminds us “for those who love God all things work together for good.” For example, Joseph was sold as a slave and a prisoner for thirteen years before the Lord made him a leader in Egypt. Yet Joseph would later recognize these tragic circumstances served as part of God’s plan to save the lives of many. We may not understand the trials we face, but we can be thankful through the storms of life. God is with us and is for us despite our most difficult situations. Let’s remember to thank Him in all circumstances today. Join us for more Biblical resources at American Pastors Network dot net.
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 - Thanksgiving Series: The First Thanksgiving Prayer
November 23, 2021
Transcript: How did the first Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving? A look at the first Thanksgiving prayer provides a great reminder of the holiday. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. History records Governor Bradford recorded the first Thanksgiving proclamation three years after the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth. One key phrase of his prayer records that God “has granted us freedom to worship Him according to the dictates of our own conscience.” While many today view Thanksgiving as a holiday to eat turkey and watch football, its origin celebrated our nation’s freedom to worship God. Let me encourage you to reconnect with this original Thanksgiving prayer. As you gather for the holiday with loved ones, remember to express appreciation for America’s religious liberties. More than ever, we need to remember our religious freedoms—and express them! May God continue to bless America as we seek to worship Him. Join us for more Biblical resources at American Pastors Network dot net.
Monday, Nov. 22, 2021- Thanksgiving Series: An Attitude of Gratitude
November 22, 2021
Transcript: What does it mean to be thankful? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with another Stand in the Gap Minute. As we approach Thanksgiving, we consider the importance of living with gratitude for God’s blessings. Psalm one hundred urges us to, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!” The Israelites praised God as they first entered the temple gates in Jerusalem, continuing as they walked through the courtyard. Gratitude extended throughout their journey. The principle of thankful living impacts us still today. We don’t need to wait until a holiday. We can reflect on God’s goodness to us throughout our daily actions. Even when we are stuck in traffic or standing in a line at a store, we can turn from impatience to counting God’s blessings. From our salvation, to our family members, to the little ways God shows up throughout our day, our hurried moments can become holy moments as we cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Discover more at American Pastors Network dot net.
Friday, Nov, 19, 2021 - The Armor of God Series: The Helmet and Sword
November 19, 2021
Transcription: Today concludes this week’s focus on the whole armor of God. If we’re to stand against the devils schemes we must gird with Truth, then add a breastplate of Righteousness, Gospel shoes and the Shield of Faith. The Apostle Paul concludes by saying, take the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with the American Pastors network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. The salvation helmet adorns and protects. It’s the hope and joy of salvation giving confidence in battle and making life bearable in trials. The Sword of the Spirit’s the Word of God and our offensive weapon - used by the Believer but empowered by the Spirit. It’s powerful, absolute, edifying, rebuking, encouraging, never changing. – a solace in storms a light in the night. More powerful than the devil’s schemes and demonic deception, the Sword of the Spirit prevails. Will you put on the whole armor of God with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV? Sign up at Stand in the Gap Media dot org
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 - The Armor of God Series: The Shield
November 18, 2021
Transcript: In Ephesians 6:16, the Apostle Paul says that above all, to stand against the Devil’s schemes, we must pick up and use the shield of Faith. This Faith shield is perhaps the most important piece of defensive armor against the fiery darts of the Wicked One because it’s versatile, mobile, and capable of protecting the entire body. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, President of the American Pastors Network with another Stand in the Gap Minute. Faith is that unswerving Trust in God to do all He says He’ll do. Protection from the fiery darts – those temptations from the Devil, the enticements to the sins of blasphemous thoughts, unbelief, the sudden urging to do wrong or entertain sinful thoughts is what only true Faith can protect against. These fiery darts like speeding arrows come suddenly and from unexpected places. They pierce and penetrate and can set the soul on fire. How’s your faith Shield? Will you join the battle for Truth with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV? Sign up at Stand in the Gap Media dot org
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 - The Armor of God Series: The Shoes
November 17, 2021
Transcript: This week we’re identifying the whole Armor of God Believers need to stand against the schemes of the devil. Once girded with Truth and a breastplate of righteous living, Eph 6: 15 says to put on the right shoes – the Gospel Shoes. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. Shoes are for Stability, balance, mobility, and opportunity. Stability because the Gospel in its completeness is solid, secure and unchanging. For balance, because the Gospel keeps us focused, hinged on the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man and Redemption through Jesus Christ. For mobility, the Gospel shoes equip us to run the race well. For opportunity, the Gospel shoes make us ready always to give an answer for the Hope within us knowing that wherever God puts us in the Battle is for His purposes. Will you join the battle for Truth with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV? Sign up at Stand in the Gap Media dot org
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 - The Armor of God Series: The Breastplate
November 16, 2021
Transcript: Putting on the whole armor of God starts with girding up our loins with Truth. This is not only a commitment to absolute Truth, to God and all He is but a rejecting of situation ethics and moral relativism. Wrapping Truth around our hips and core body must be our vitality and strength for battle. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with the American pastors network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. Once committed to Truth. Paul says to put on the breastplate of righteousness. Protecting the heart, the emotions and internal organs with a righteousness breastplate of holy living is essential. A pure heart, godly actions, a life of moral integrity and virtue 24 hours a day is what God expects. It’s a quality known by Him and witnessed by those around. If we’re to stand against the wiles of the devil and demonic deception, we must start with Truth and righteous living. Will you join the battle for Truth with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV? Sign up at Stand in the Gap Media dot org
Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 - The Armor of God Series: The Preparation
November 15, 2021
Transcript: In Eph 6:10, the apostle Paul commanded Believers to Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. The reason was clear. We’re at war against invisible and evil satanic forces some with human faces but all masquerading as light, powerful in deception. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer with the American Pastors Network and another Stand in the Gap Minute. Jesus warned that the End Days would be a time of great deception, subversion of Truth and evidence of evil principalities, powers, and the rulers of darkness in this world. Isn’t this America today? We can’t win this war by strategy, cleverness or guns. But we can win if prepared with right armor and right weapons. It’s called the Whole armor of God. Are you in the battle? Are you prepared for battle? This week, I’ll share the 5 pieces of armor we need. Will you join with us at Stand in the Gap Radio and TV and prepare for battle? Sign up and stand with us at Stand in the Gap Media dot org
Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 - God's Prayer Requirements: Pray with the Right Motive
November 12, 2021
Transcript: Prayer can be powerful – and God wants us to pray, but, He demands that it be done His way or He won’t answer. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, President of the American Pastors Network where we place great value on prayer because God does. For the last several programs I’ve been talking about God’s Prayer Requirements? Did you know that another reason God won’t hear us is if we pray for selfish reasons? James 4:3 says, “You ask and receive not, because you ask that you may consume it upon your lusts.” While God wants to answer our requests, James clearly warns us that when we ask God for things because we want an elevated status in the eyes of the world more than in God’s eyes, or so we can have favor with our friends more than favor with God, or for any reason other than that God will be honored, God will not answer our prayers. Our motivation for prayer makes an enormous difference. Are you praying selfishly or for God’s glory?
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 - God's Prayer Requirements: Pray with Faith Believing
November 11, 2021
Transcript: Prayer can be powerful – and God wants us to pray, but, He demands that it be done His way – a clean heart, according to God’s will and praying with faith believing! How often do we come to God in prayer but don’t really expect Him to answer? Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, President of the American Pastors Network. At APN, we place great value on prayer – because God does. Christ said in Matt 21: 22, “..whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”. Christ told His disciples, when you pray in faith – truly believing God that can answer, you can do great things -- even move mountains! The opposite is also true. Little faith, little power. Sometimes we don’t see answers to prayer because we don’t really believe God can or will answer. From now on, let’s pray in power, clean, obedient and in faith believing because God can and will answer according to His will just like He promised – even move the mountains.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 - God's Prayer Requirements: Pray for God's Will
November 10, 2021
Transcript: Prayer can be powerful. It can move mountains, or it can move nothing. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, President of the American Pastors Network. The Pastors network places great emphasis on prayer- because God does. Unfortunately, too many people just go through the motions with no power, no answers, no results because their heart is unclean. Psalms 66:18 says, “If I harbor sin in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” Unconfessed sin is fatal to powerful prayer. The Psalmist goes on to say that even if we sacrifice and cry out with great passion but have sin in our heart, not only will God not answer, but He won’t even listen! Living in disobedience to God’s commands, living in sin or harboring unconfessed sin in our hearts guarantees that our prayers won’t be answered. In these perilous days in our nation’s history when more people seem to be praying, shouldn’t we look into our hearts first? Can God answer your prayers or is your sin preventing Him from even hearing you?