Tags: Lori's House, Overcoming Adversity
It’ll Be Alright
Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker, with co-host Kevin Shorey, focused on the battle surrounding the building of Lori’s House, a facility planned to welcome young women with untimely pregnancies and offer a safe place for delivery of their babies as an alternative to abortion. Pastor Jim shared that his heart breaks over the opposition. Particularly because abortion, in God’s eyes, equals murder, and the intent of the house revolved around saving children and standing for the value of all life. He asked supporters to pray for the house and added that he never dreamed anybody would resist its presence in the area
After months of preparation and spending nearly $500,000, 15 people succeeded in getting an injunction against the ministry to stop any further progress. Pastor Jim noted that support beams were already on the land and ready for placement, however, the day building of the actual house was to start, the order came down to cease all work. The primary reason the protesters complained related to their fear that the home would bring violence to the area coming from the husbands or boyfriends of women at the home who might be against the ladies going forward with pregnancy. There also were fears that the home’s presence in the community would cause an increase in taxes. The group even approached the head of the company who cleared and paved the road to the site of Lori’s House, wanting him to add his name to the petition against the home. Pastor Jim said the man refused to go along with the plan.
The Bakkers hold a great love for lambs, the innocent animals so often referred to in scripture, and have several love gift offers available for those who want to contribute towards the effort to save “Lori’s Little Lambs.” These offers, Pastor Jim explained, will help the ministry move ahead with construction of the home at another site.
Even though the setback upset Pastor Jim and Lori, they firmly believe God has control of the situation and will work all things out for His glory. Pastor Jim said he often gains encouragement by listening to an old recording his daughter, Tammy Sue, made as a teenager when she sang “Everything’s Gonna Be All Right.” He encouraged the continued prayers, support and donations of fellow Christians to help secure victory. “Let’s give the devil a black eye.”
John 21:15 KJV So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Proverbs 1:32 NCV Fools will die because they refuse to listen; they will be destroyed because they do not care.
Psalm 30:5 KJV For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Lamentations 3:22-23 NCV The Lord’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, your loyalty is great.
Proverbs 24:11-12 NCV Save those who are being led to their death; rescue those who are about to be killed. If you say, “We don’t know anything about this,” God, who knows what’s in your mind, will notice. He is watching you, and he will know. He will reward each person for what he has done.
Leviticus 19:32 KJV Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.
I Peter 5:7 KJV Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Romans 12:19 KJV Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
II Peter 3:8 KJV But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
John 21:14-16 NCV This was now the third time Jesus showed himself to his followers after he was raised from the dead. When they finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
John 1:35-36 NCV The next day Johnwas there again with two of his followers. When he saw Jesus walking by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
I Corinthians 5:7 NCV Take out all the old yeast so that you will be a new batch of dough without yeast, which you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
I Peter 1:18-19 NCV You know that in the past you were living in a worthless way, a way passed down from the people who lived before you. But you were saved from that useless life. You were bought, not with something that ruins like gold or silver, but with the precious blood of Christ, who was like a pure and perfect lamb.
Isaiah 53:3-7 KJV He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Isaiah 53:10 KJV Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
Revelation 21:23 KJV And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Proverbs 1:33 NCV But those who listen to me will live in safety and be at peace, without fear of injury.”