General Immediate Media Release –23rd April 2014

From the Daily Telegraph, “This Friday, in two rugby matches featuring rival New Zealand and Australian teams, the national anthems will not be played. And all because of some crazy rule book that says they can’t.”

http://mobile.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/sanzar-a-sporting-body-with-too-many-rules-in-its-rule-book-bans-national-anthems-on-anzac-day/story-fndukor0-1226892176762

Let’s get this straight. This Friday, April 25th – for many our “National Day” – the Nation’s capital will host the Super Rugby “grand-final rematch” between the ACT Brumbies and N.Z’s Waikato Chiefs. At this venue the opportunity to honor our proud countries with our National Anthem will be not permitted.

This is hard to fathom because we, Australians, together with the New Zealanders constitute “ANZAC”.

Exactly 100 years ago, hostilities on the Eastern and Western fronts partially ceased when isolated games of football [soccer] erupted between shell-shocked Germans and Russian & British soldiers respectively.

Why has the normally joyful rendition of our proud songs been rugby tackled on this centenary year of peace?

Continue reading ‘RUAP Media Release: Why are Australia & New Zealand National Anthems not being sung at ANZAC Day Rugby Match?? Make your voice known!!’

Mike Baird leaves his Sydney home this morning ahead of meetings to decide the new NSW premier. Source News Corp AustraliaDear friends & family in Christ,

For your prayerful interest, we’re forwarding the following article from the Australian about New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, who is acclaimed to be a strong Christian with pro-family, pro-life, strong Judeo-Christian values.

We praise God for him and encourage you to pray that he will stand uncompromisingly for righteousness, justice and truth.

Mark Coultan The Australian April 17, 2014 

MIKE Baird is the new premier of New South Wales after he was elected unopposed by the Liberal party room in the wake of Barry O’Farrell’s shock resignation.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian was elected deputy Liberal leader.

Mr Baird and Ms Berejiklian were confirmed in the leadership roles after earlier today forming a joint leadership ticket.

Mr Baird, the state Treasurer, replaces Mr O’Farrell, who resigned yesterday after giving misleading evidence to the Independent Commission Against Corruption about a $3000 bottle of wine.

Liberal MPs formally accepted Mr O’Farrell’s resignation.

Mr Baird, a 46-year-old father of three, will become the state’s sixth premier in almost 10 years.

Click the following link to keep reading this article.

http://m.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/mike-baird-vows-to-target-lobbyists-after-being-elected-nsw-premier/story-e6frgczx-1226887533967

 

Dear friends & family in Christ,

1) Please pray for Pr Daniel who will be the guest speaker at a Prayer, Praise & Worship Celebration (organised by several Indonesian churches) on the lawn of Parliament House Canberra from 2pm to 4pm this Saturday the 26th of April 2014.

Brochure with details is attached. Please spread the word to you family and friends in the Canberra area as we together in one accord to pray for Australia’s revival and transformation from our nation’s capital city.

Pr Daniel will also be speaking at The New Connection Church at 17 Walder St in Belconnen at 7pm on the same day.

He will be sharing about the role of the Rise Up Australia Party in the last Federal Election and about how some of the policies of the party have now being implemented. He will also be available to pray for people.

He will also be ministering the Word of God and praying for people at 10am Sunday 27th April at Immanuel Christian Assembly Canberra at 64-66 Ainsworth St in Mawson, ACT.

2) Pr Daniel will be ministering God’s Word, sharing about RUAP and praying for people at Oasis of Love Christian Church at Long Gully Community Centre, 27 Havilah Road, Bendigo, Vic on the following dates in early May 2014.

7pm Saturday 3rd May

10 am & 7pm Sunday 4th May

By Raymond Ibrahim  March 21, 2014  The Torch (Christians United for Israel, Winter 2014)

“To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgrace”—Hebrews 6:6

The United Nations, Western governments, media, universities, and talking heads everywhere insist that Palestinians are suffering tremendous abuses from the state of Israel.  Conversely, the greatest human rights tragedy of our time—radical Muslim persecution of Christians, including in Palestinian controlled areas—is devotedly ignored.

The facts speak for themselves. Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations.

In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is. {except in Israel. DAS}

Continue reading ‘Why the Media Doesn’t Cover Jihadist Attacks on Middle East Christians’

"Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for Your Glorious Cross!"Dear family & friends in Christ,

Praise God, tomorrow’s Resurrection Sunday morning service will be LIVE WEBCAST.

Starting time will be 10am Melbourne time (if not on immediately, please wait and it will come on).

Pr Daniel with be speaking on “In Your Darkest Hour Who Will Stand With You”. This message will absolutely challenge and motivate you.

Please tell your family & friends who don’t go to church to go to the website and tune in. We are sure you will be blessed.

Wishing you all a Very Happy Easter.

Love in Christ

Elizabeth Ryan

Catch the Fire Ministries

Sha’adi Mur’an Halul (L) and Father Gabriel Nadaf at Sunday’s protestby Yaakov Levi, Israel National NewsMarch 24, 2014 – Posted in: Israel & the Middle East, News, Persecution

Protesters gathered Sunday afternoon outside the embassy of the European Union in Tel Aviv, demanding that the EU pay at least as much attention to the suffering of Christians in Arab countries as to the purported “suffering” of the Palestinians.

About 150 members of the Christian community in Israel decided to raise their voices and criticize what they called the “hypocrisy” of the EU, which “has a double standard for Israel, criticizing every little thing that doesn’t fit in with their leftist, liberal point of view, while ignoring the torture and decimation Christians routinely undergo in SyriaEgypt, and elsewhere in the Arab world,” protesters said. “It is a clear case of ethnic cleansing, and the Christian world has remained deafly silent.”

Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, was present at the protest, and called for an end to the attacks on Christians. “We thank the State of Israel for providing a warm home to Christians,” he said.

A spokesperson for the group, Sha’adi Mur’an Halul, compared the situation of Christians in the Muslim world with that of Jews in pre-World War II Europe. “We saw how the silence of the world brought about the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews were killed,” he said.

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Dylan and Iver Benson enjoy a hug after his birth Saturday.by Peter Baklinski – Feb 11, 2014

VICTORIA, British Columbia, February 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Canadian father and husband is experiencing an impossible mix of emotions at the birth of his first child followed by the passing of his wife, who was declared ‘brain dead’ by doctors in December.

Baby Iver Cohen Benson, who shot to international fame after his father Dylan requested that doctors keep his wife Robyn on life support to give his unborn son what he called a “chance of survival,” was born Saturday at a Victoria hospital.

“On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver Cohen Benson, was born. Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have ever met,” Benson wrote on his blog.

Doctors had declared Robyn Benson, 32, “brain dead” at the end of December, one day after suddenly suffering a massive blood leak to her brain. She was 22 weeks pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Continue reading ‘‘She will live on forever within Iver’: Canadian ‘brain dead’ woman gives birth to healthy son’

A Syrian refugee steps outside her makeshift housing. Syrian refugees are finding hope in the midst of suffering as they seek answers to their questions about Christ, the cross, and forgiveness.January 29, 2014 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (ANS)

Are the conversions real?

That was the question posed by Cynthia Finley, president of Christian Aid Mission, after staff received another round of encouraging, if not glowing, reports from Middle East ministries that stated “thousands” of Syrians have committed their hearts to Jesus Christ.

Christian Aid Mission is a U.S. non-profit organization that assists hundreds of ministries overseas that have tens of thousands of indigenous missionaries in the field. These ministries are currently engaging more than 1,000 unreached people groups in over 100 countries around the world. Christian Aid Mission is a 60-year-old organization and one of the first to support native missionary ministries overseas

Challenged to dig deeper, Christian Aid Mission staff contacted ministries they assist in the region, ministries that have invested wholeheartedly in outreach to war-weary Syrians through personal interaction.

Their gospel workers have done far more than hand out blankets and bags of groceries. They listened as a young widow with children described the day a stray bullet flew through their kitchen window in Syria and struck her husband in the head. They consoled a 15-year-old orphan and helped him find safe passage into Eastern Europe, where he can receive an education. Others have sat shivering with refugee families in their threadbare tents as they offered prayers for God to restore their once beautiful country.

Continue reading ‘Beauty from Ashes: Thousands of Syrians are Coming to Christ Reports Middle East Ministries Assisted by U.S. Non-Profit Christian Aid Mission’

Speaking in PenrithMinistering in BlaxlandDear family & friends in Christ,

1) We thank and praise God for a wonderful time of ministry in Sydney over the past weekend. Pr Daniel along with a team from CTFM ministered in Plumpton, Penrith and Blaxland in Sydney at YWAM, also in a Brethren church and a Full Gospel church.  People who came for the meetings were mightily touched by God’s word and the powerful testimonies of what God is doing in Australia in this hour.

One lady stated, “I was wondering whether or not to come for one of the meetings, but thank God I ended up coming for all 3 meetings. I was challenged and now I feel so uplifted up and encouraged.” Many young people who were at the meetings were also greatly impacted.

There was two main high lights of the meeting:

Passover dinner at CTFMWorshipping the Lord at Passover1) A young girl shared with us that her mother had wanted to abort her, but because someone was willing to adopt her, praise God she was not aborted and lived. This young girl was so happy that Pr Daniel has been advocating for people to be given greater access for adoption.  This should encourage people not to abort in Australia. She also told us that her adoptive parents went through a very hard time to get the rights to adopt her.

Continue reading ‘Great presence of God in Sydney / Passover dinner’

Rick Warren & son MatthewDan Wooding (Apr 1, 2014)

The megachurch pastor, and his wife, Kay, share memories of their youngest son, Matthew, who at the age of 27, committed suicide a year ago.

(Lake Forest, CA)—It was almost a year ago when Rick and Kay Warren received the unimaginable news that Matthew Warren, 27, the youngest of their three children, had killed himself with a self-inflicted shotgun wound at his Mission Viejo, California, residence. (Photo via ANS)

Matthew had bought the gun illegally over the Internet and used it to shoot himself and yet, rather amazingly, the pastor, was able to forgive the person who sold Matthew the gun.

“Someone on the Internet sold Matthew an unregistered gun,” Pastor Rick, the senior pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California, tweeted to his nearly one million followers shortly after he received the terrible news. “I pray he seeks God’s forgiveness. I forgive him.”

Warren then linked to Matthew 6:15, which says, “But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”—NIV

Continue reading ‘Rick Warren Speaks about His Son: “Matthew had a Tender Heart and a Tortured Mind; He was a Brilliant Kid”’

Filled with despair, a Russian Buddhist woman attempted to take her own life. But Jesus appeared to her in a dream offering new hope and peace, and the beginning of a new life in Christ.Mark Ellis, Dr. Claus Hecht (Apr 1, 2014)

In the dream, Jesus looked deeply into her soul and said, “Believe in Me and pray, Yulia, and I will save you.”

Filled with despair, a Russian Buddhist woman attempted to take her own life. But Jesus appeared to her in a dream offering new hope and peace, and the beginning of a new life in Christ. (Photo via God Reports)

According to a report by SEND International, Yulia was raised by educated Buddhist parents living in Russia. By local standards, they were making it. Her family regularly visited the local shrine to worship and pay their respects to Buddha. Although her father was an engineer and her mother a biochemist, Yulia failed to get an education and did not enjoy her job cleaning houses.

When her father died suddenly, her mother slid into a spiral of depression, alcoholism, and abuse. Day after day, fights and arguments ensued and there were more and more problems. One day, when Yulia was 21, her mother—in a fit of drunken rage—told her to leave. Her mother’s last hateful words were, “Just leave. I don’t even care. And if you die, I won’t even cry.”

Continue reading ‘Jesus Appears in a Dream to Suicidal Buddhist Woman’

Will Graham preaching at the Sri Lankan CelebrationFebruary 13, 2014- By Dan Wooding – Founder of ASSIST Ministries

MORATUWA, SRI LANKA (ANS) — Evangelist Will Graham shared the grace and hope of Jesus Christ with 33,100 people in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, over the weekend. The three-day Celebration of Grace with Will Graham was held Feb. 7-9 at the Moratumulla Methodist Church Grounds.

According to a news release, local organizers referred to the Celebration as the largest evangelistic outreach ever held in the largely Buddhist nation. In the days leading up to the event, local Christians handed out approximately 25,000 invitations to neighbors, co-workers and commuters at the train station.

“Money cannot change the human heart. Only God can change your heart,” Graham told the gathered crowd, his voice carrying across loud speakers that had been set up in a one kilometer radius around the venue. “Maybe you are dealing with death, and you’re not sure where you’re going to spend eternity. Tonight you can be assured. Salvation is waiting for you.”

Continue reading ‘Evangelist Will Graham Preaches To More Than 31,000 in Sri Lanka’

Saudi Arabian Sheiks Legally Importing BiblesBreaking Christian News – Mar 24, 2014

(Saudi Arabia)—The following is from a worker in the Middle East who wishes to remain anonymous:

For the last 30 years, people have smuggled Bibles into this Islamic country in the Arabian Peninsula in suitcases, been increasingly caught and deported and the Bibles destroyed. Six years ago, I decided that if I could make one contribution to the Gospel, I would import them legally.

I was a neighbor to some very powerful sheiks. As my Arabic steadily improved, I became more interesting to them. I would meet them regularly for conversation over tea. One of the sheiks, older than I am, invited me weekly to his house, as I was friends with his son and a cousin. They often asked my reason in living in the Arabian Peninsula. I operate a bona fide business providing services the locals cannot.

Love is patient

In conversation, as we talked about the Qur’an, I would mention the Injil (Gospel) and the position of the Bible in the Qur’an. It says that we should read the Torah, the Zabur (Psalms), the Injil—all of God’s books. So I challenged them to read the Injil, saying that we in fairness could not dialogue about them unless all of us have read them, as I would have an unfair advantage as the only one in our group to have done so. The Qur’an does not speak of only one volume; it is a multi-volume work. In my view, many Muslims have been disobedient to the Qur’an by not reading all of the volumes God has given us. In humility, as an outsider who has read all the books, I don’t want to enter into discussions until they also have read them.

Continue reading ‘Saudi Arabian Sheiks Legally Importing Bibles’

Pr Daniel ministering in Sydney on Sat 12th - Sun 13th AprilDear friends & family in Christ,United We Stand - Canberra - Sat 26th April

1) You may click the following link to listen to Pr Daniel’s recent Townsville Radio Interview.

http://catchthefire.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Townsville-Interview.mp3

2) This is a reminder to please pray for Pr Daniel who will be ministering God’s prophetic Word and praying for people at Holy Spirit revival meetings in Sydney this Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th April.

7pm Saturday 12th April at YWAM Base at 280 Power St Plumpton (Sydney)

9:30am Sunday 13th April at Christian Community Church at Corner of Cam & Cambridge Streets Cambridge Park (Sydney).

6pm Sunday 13thApril Living Hope Christian Fellowship  Blaxland Community Centre at 33 Hope St  Blaxland (Sydney).

3) Also Pr Daniel will be speaking and leading prayer at ‘United We Stand’, a Prayer, Praise & Worship Event at Federation Mall in front of Parliament House in Canberra, on Saturday 26th April.

Continue reading ‘Townsville Radio Interview Link / Pr Daniel upcoming ministry schedule in NSW, ACT & Victoria’

by CarolynRussia Moynihan – Feb 11, 2014

Let’s face it, Russians are different: Tsarism, Stalinism, Putinism all set Russia apart and have given the West a superiority complex. But, like the rest of us, Russians like to boast about the high points of their culture and history – Tolstoy, the Bolshoi, Sputnik and all that – which they did to awesome effect in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at the weekend.

Not even the most expensive – and possibly most impressive — Olympic extravaganza to date, however, could obliterate the carping about gay rights that has accompanied the Sochi games. Everyone from UN boss Ban Ki Moon to a little old grandmother in Berlin has been wagging the finger or waving placards at Russia’s terrible homophobic laws.

“More than 200 leading international authors including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Franzen criticised the anti-gay law as well as blasphemy legislation as a ‘chokehold’ on creativity, in an open letter published in Britain’s Guardian newspaper,” according to one report.

Continue reading ‘Stop the ‘gay rights’ charade: Russia is only protecting its children’

Australia Muslim who married 13-year-old girl has bail refused over child sex chargesRobert Spencer Feb 7, 2014 – www.jihadwatch.org

Despite the abundant attestation for child marriage in Islamic law, most non-Muslims remain completely ignorant of it, because Islamic apologists in the West routinely deny that it exists, insisting that Aisha was 18 when Muhammad married her, and claiming that the incidence of child marriage in Muslim countries is due solely to cultural factors (they hope you don’t notice that those cultures are Islamic).

Those who point out that child marriage will come West with Muslim immigrants receive in response only ridicule and scorn as “bigots” and “Islamophobes.” But note that this story is from Australia, not Yemen or Iran or Saudi Arabia. And while Ahmad Chamma has been prosecuted, watch for pressure to amount to lower the legal marriage age, on the grounds of “multiculturalism” and “tolerance.”

Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Continue reading ‘Australia: Muslim who married 13-year-old girl has bail refused over child sex charges’

Dear friends & family in Christ,

You may click the following link to listen a very interesting debate on ABC Radio with John Cleary as Ps Daniel takes on prominent Muslim leader and another Interfaith campaigner Professor Gary Bouma.

Please pass this on to everyone you know as it is very insightful.

The topic was limits to religious tolerance in Australia and the 18c Freedom of Speech.

Do people really have a right to bigotry in a multi-faith, multi-religious society?

http://www.abc.net.au/sundaynights/stories/s3979447.htm

Bestselling author Eric Metaxas address industry leaders at the National Religious Broadcasters dinner in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, March 3, 2013.By Eric Metaxas, Christian Post Contributor – February 1, 2014|

If I asked you to describe the state of Christianity in Europe, you’d probably answer “not good.” And there’d be ample reason to do so. Most of us are familiar with the depressing statistics regarding church attendance in Western Europe and Scandinavia.

But there is more to Europe than Britain, France, and Sweden. And in Central and Eastern Europe, a different story is being written.

This story was the subject of a recent First Things article by Filip Mazurczak. In it, Mazurczak reveals to readers what is going on in former communist societies such as Hungary and Croatia. For instance, while the European Union notoriously omitted any mention of Europe’s Christian heritage in the preamble to its constitution, Hungary’s new constitution “ties Christianity to Hungarian nationhood.”

By way of additional contrast to the secularized E.U., the document “defines marriage as the union of a man and woman, [and] speaks of the rights of unborn Hungarians.”

An even more encouraging story is unfolding in Croatia. In December, two-thirds of the population there voted to amend the constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. For a nation aspiring for E.U. membership, this definitely went against the grain.

Continue reading ‘Faith Rising in East, Setting in West? Europe and Christianity’

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Praying For ChinaPraying For ChinaUC Observer | 02/17/2014 | By Alex Jürgen Thumm

Churches — both legal and illegal — are booming in China. Some view them as a welcome counterpoint to rampant materialism. Others see ghosts of a colonial past.

It was my last Sunday morning in China, my last chance to experience church in a Communist country where, as far as I could tell, Christianity was basically forbidden. It was 2011, and I had been in Beijing for five weeks to study Mandarin. In that time, I hadn’t seen a single cross, church or Bible. In fact, I read at customs that you couldn’t bring in more than four Bibles from abroad. I had no idea that I was in the third-largest Christian country in the world.

In Liangmaqiao, a Beijing neighbourhood that’s home to the foreign and the wealthy, I arrived at the 21st Century Hotel, where the Beijing International Christian Fellowship (BICF) holds services. The parking lot was full of Rolls-Royces and BMWs bearing Jesus-fish decals. At the building entrance, two parishioners acting as doorkeepers asked me for ID — by government order, only foreigners may attend church. I had forgotten my passport, so the doorkeepers made me sign a slip of paper attesting to my alien status.

Continue reading ‘China: Christianity’s sleeping giant’


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