Why are most of the Jews in Israel not Born Again?? Had it been so, there might be no Israel today / Christians in great danger in Iraq – by Pr. Daniel2 Comments Published by Office 2 July 22nd, 2014 in 2nd Coming of Christ, Bible, Christian Church Issues, Christian Persecution, Deliverance, End-Times, Freedom of Religion, Gospel, Iraq, Islam, Israel, Jesus, Military, Political Correctness, Politics, Prayer, Prophecy, Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ, Social Justice, World News
In the early hours of this morning as I normally wake up to pray, my heart was very heavy and filled with sadness thinking of Israel, the Middle East crisis and also the Malaysian plane which was recently shot down.
I was asking the Lord how should I pray, as in Matthew Chapter 24 it is very clearly stated there will be wars and much destruction before the return of the Lord, that things will get worse and not better. As a Christian I love to pray for peace, but I could not help but pray, “Lord, let Your will be done” as Jesus prayed at His most challenging time in life.
Just then this thought crossed my mind, what if all of Israel was Born Again?? Would there be an Israel at all?? Just take a moment to think through this.
As Christians, we should all know that Jesus was born a Jew and that He is coming back to rule and reign as King of kings and LORD of lords from Jerusalem, Israel. So, logically He wants Israel to be protected. Now, I know that all you faithful Born-Again Christians would say (including me) we are praying for Israel. However, we all know praying for Israel only is not going to save them from the enemy.
Could it be possible that God has kept most of the Jews from getting Born-Again, because had they come to Salvation, they would not carry guns and go to battle to protect their land. If they have not taken up weapons to defend themselves, they would have been by now completely wiped out, just like what’s happening and has happened to hundreds of thousands of Christians all through the Middle East. I think you will agree with me the later would have been the result; that there would be no Israel.
As PM Benjamin Netanyahu stated recently, “If these Islamic terrorist put their weapons down, there will be peace in Israel, but if Israel put its weapons down, there will be no Israel.”
As stated in Romans chapters 9-11, I believe God in His perfect timing will bring the Jews to Salvation, but thank God that the Jews have the guts and courage to stand up and defend their country while been surrounded by their enemy Islam.
What language DID Jesus speak? Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope’s disagreement opens debate on whether he spoke Hebrew or Aramaic0 Comments Published by Office 2 July 22nd, 2014 in Bible, Christian Church Issues, Israel, Jesus, Politics, Roman Catholic Church
By Sarah Griffiths, 28 May 2014 |
The Pope’s pilgrimage to the Middle East was controversial because of the holy leader’s impromptu prayer session at the West Bank’s barrier.
And a playful religious disagreement also took place between Pope Francis and Israel’s prime minister, which revolved around Jesus’ linguistic skills.
Benjamin Netanyahu and the Pope had a small, good natured squabble about the language spoken by Jesus Christ.
Most Biblical scholars agree that Jesus and his disciples spoke Aramaic, which was the common language of Judea in the first century AD.
It is likely that Jesus spoke a local Galilean dialect and the towns of Nazareth was an Aramaic speaking community.
Despite the increasing importance of Greek, Aramaic was the dominant language among Jews in the Holy Land and across the Middle East until the Arab conquest in the seventh century.
May 28, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield
Expect the mainstream US media to report this sometime between doomsday and 5 o’clock.
Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported.
“Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported.
He drew cheers from graduating cadets – far more robust applause than his speech itself – by announcing a symbolic pardon for those who were ‘on restriction due to minor conduct offenses’ as students.
May 28, 2014 by Arnold Ahlert
Those looking for the real war on women–as opposed to the one promoted by the American left and their media enablers—should focus their attention on Pakistan and Sudan. In the former nation, a 25-year-old pregnant woman has been stoned to death by members of her own family, with her father dubbing the atrocity an “honor killing.” In the latter nation, a 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She was also pregnant, and has given birth while awaiting her sentence to be carried out. The common thread in both cases is as predictable as it is disturbing: the religion of Islam and the endemic mistreatment of women practiced by far too many of its followers.
Farzana Parveen was killed in broad daylight by nearly 20 members of her family before a crowd of onlookers outside the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan. As she walked up to the court’s main gate with her husband Mohammad Iqbal, relatives waiting for the couple’s arrival fired shots in the air and attempted to snatch her away. When she resisted, the attackers, who included her father, two brothers and her former fiancé, started beating her and her husband, before escalating the attack with bricks obtained from a nearby construction site.
Parveen subsequently sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police.
I receive a lot of mail. The most heartbreaking letters, of course, are from Muslims in Muslim countries who have left Islam or question Islam, and their intellectual freedom is met with violence from family members and friends. They write to cry for help. I get a few of those emails a week, and I help each one to the best I can. Notice how they aren’t writing CAIR for help.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Ali Sina for helping me handle the most difficult and gruesome of those letters. In a number of instances, Ali has gotten a number of these victims who have written to me out of their countries and to safe harbor.
This email is of a different nature. The journey of this young woman, whose name I have changed for obvious reasons, is all too common, but little told. It is difficult to break free from the institutionalized thinking, reinforced in every corner of the our culture, concerning Islam. Those who challenge the propagandist narrative are smeared and libeled. Few take the risk.
I salute this “escapee.” Her note to me is a declaration of freedom and an invitation to others to question their premise and not be afraid to think.
It might seem strange for the Chief Pastor of one of the biggest churches in the country to have anything negative to say about megachurches. But Bishop T.D. Jakes has one major critique of megachurch culture, and it has to do with the role of the pastor.
While promoting his new book ‘Instinct’, Jakes spoke with HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill about what he hates most about megachurches: the cult of personality that often arises surrounding their pastors.
“There are pastors whose ego demands that type of adulation… It’s the part of ministry that I hate,” Jakes said. “I hate it because from the inside out I see myself as quite normal. The pressure to live up to all of your expectations frustrates me.”
No two megachurches are alike, Jakes said, and the size of the church shouldn’t define the pastor. “I’m the same guy that pastored 50 people on Easter Sunday,” he said. “I didn’t turn into some kind of creature when they became 5,000.”
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A very interesting view point on Gaza from an Egyptian Muslim Doctor / Online poll re legalizing prostitution in WA please vote NO1 Comment Published by Office 2 July 17th, 2014 in Australia, Family, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Israel, Middle East, Political Correctness, Politics, Women
Dear friends & family in Christ,
1) You may click the following link to watch a 2 minute video from an Egyptian Doctor regarding the current crisis in the Middle East with Israel, Palestine, Islam and radical Muslim terrorist regimes.
2) Please click the following link and vote NO to legalizing prostitution in WA.
Do please vote NO – we’re losing!
Alan Sears, who has run the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom since its founding 20 years ago, turned to a picture of Abraham Lincoln in his office here and noted the decades of blood and tears it took to abolish slavery.
“I think there is no question that one day, this country will again recognize that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mr. Sears, a former top official in the Reagan Justice Department.
The comparison may or may not prove apt, but these are heady days for Alliance Defending Freedom, which, with its $40 million annual budget, 40-plus staff lawyers and hundreds of affiliated lawyers, has emerged as the largest legal force of the religious right, arguing hundreds of pro bono cases across the country. It has helped shift the emphasis of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution. For decades, courts leaned toward keeping religion out of public spaces. Today, thanks to cases won by the alliance and other legal teams focused on Christian causes, the momentum has tilted toward allowing religious practices with fewer restrictions.
The group last Monday celebrated a major victory in the Supreme Court, where a client, the Town of Greece, N.Y., won the right to open council meetings with mainly Christian prayers.
You may click the following link to read an excellent article about RUAP that recently appeared in the Loddon Times in Country Victoria.
After clicking the link, please scroll down to bottom half of page to read the article.
May 06, 2014 – Christian Today – Michael Trimmer
With the International Christian College in Glasgow and St Michael’s College in Cardiff both recently announcing their closures, to what extent are UK Bible colleges in a state of peril?
Reverend Richard Tiplady, Principal of the ICC, says that from where he is sitting, the nation’s Bible colleges are facing a lean future.
“Of the ten largest bible colleges in the UK, only one is growing,” he says.
In the case of the ICC, the numbers were beyond the pale. Between 2000 and 2013 the annual intake of new undergraduate students dropped from 57 to 16.
What is causing this decline? Are Christians less interested in academic study around the Bible these days? Are people taking up alternatives, or not taking up anything at all? Or are there other explanations for the current malaise?
Pr Daniel ministering in Sale, VIC on Sunday 20th July / Islamisation of Belgium / Brigitte Gabriel’s fantastic answer to Muslim woman2 Comments Published by Office 2 July 14th, 2014 in Australia, Christian Church Issues, Gospel, Healing, Holy Spirit, Islam, Jesus, Multiculturalism, Politics, Prayer, Revival
1) Please pray for Pr Daniel who will be ministering God’s prophetic Word, praying for people and sharing about RUAP at Sale City Church at 10 Wade Ct. in Sale, Victoria on Sunday 20th July at 10am & 6pm.
2) You may click the following link to watch a short a short video on the Islamisation of Belgium.
3) You may click the following link to watch Brigitte Gabriel’s fantastic answer to Muslim womam claiming all Muslims are portrayed badly.
Dear friends & family in Christ,
You may click the following link to listen to a beautiful Elvis Presley song titled ‘ONE PAIR OF HANDS’.
Robert Spencer May 26, 2014
Shhhh! Do not speak of this! “talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013.
Those “positive achievements” don’t include doing a thing to stop this. “Sindh, four Christians arrested for ‘distributing religious materials,’” by Jibran Khan, Asia News, May 20, 2014:
Islamabad ( AsiaNews) – The four evangelical Christians arrested on May 18 on charges of distributing material of a religious nature in the vicinity of the station Mirpur Khas, Sindh province appeared today in court. Those arrested are: Younis Masih, his wife Nazia and two other women named Mary Rose and Kiran. A Muslim religious leader, belonging to the Islamist Sunnat wal Jammat movement, read the material and, realizing that it was Christian literature, immediately reported the four to the police.
Shortly after their being detained, a crowd surrounded the train station with the intention of punishing the four. In order to prevent further accidents and to maintain control of the situation , the police ordered their immediate arrest and escorted the group to the nearest barracks . Prosecutors have opened an investigation file , for violations of Article 298-506 A- II -295, which punishes those who dishonor and desecrate religion.
By Harriet Alexander - 25 May 2014
Apostasy is not just something that scandalises people in far off lands. Harriet Alexander hears the story of a British woman whose life was turned upside down when she left Islam – echoing the plight of Meriam Ibrahim, who awaits a death sentence in Sudan for the same “crime”.
If Amal Farah were not living in Britain, she believes she might well be dead.
For the 33-year-old financial manager had carried out an act so heinous, her family felt she deserved to die.
Her crime? She had renounced her Islamic faith – “and within my community, that’s a capital offence,” she said. “They believe you deserve to die.”
Mrs Farah, who was born in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, but now lives in Britain, has never told her story before.
The desire of a New Zealand bishop to use the new documentary about homosexuality and the Catholic Church, “The Third Way”, as a teaching tool in his diocese has come under fire by gay advocates.
Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland said the film is “thought-provoking for all of us” and suggested that interested people should “view it and make their own decision about it.”
In a statement, he wrote, “Jesus holds up for us the ideal of a faithful, loving relationship between a man and a woman in marriage. Sexual activity, be it heterosexual or homosexual, that is not within this marriage relationship falls far short of this ideal.”
The secular media have seized Bishop Dunn’s support as an opportunity to further the gay agenda in New Zealand. Headlines such as “Catholics tell gays to ditch sex,” “Anti-gay ‘documentary’ slammed,” and “Catholic documentary labelled ‘hate speech’, ‘propaganda,’” have sent a biased and inaccurate message to the public about the film, and Catholic teaching on sexuality.
RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah in The Australian Women’s Weekly / Peter Kentley at CTFM Hallam this Sunday morning 13th July / Webcast with Pr Daniel this Sunday evening 13th July3 Comments Published by Office 2 July 10th, 2014 in Australia, Bible, Christian Church Issues, Courage, Education, Elections, Family, Freedom of Religion, Gospel, Homosexuality, Islam, Jesus, Marriage, Multiculturalism, Political Correctness, Politics, Social Justice, Women
1) You may click the following link to read an article with RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah that recently appeared in The Australian Women’s Weekly.
2) Peter Kentley will be ministering God’s prophetic Word this Sunday 13th July at the 9.30am worship service at CTFM at 30 Star Crescent in Hallam, Melbourne.
Peter flew as an airline pilot with Ansett in Australia and as an aircraft commander with Air Mauritius and Singapore Airlines. He has served as an air safety development specialist with the International Federation of Airline Pilots and the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Since the early 1980′s Peter pioneered and developed Christian fellowship groups in the airlines both in Australia and overseas. He was recently the CEO of Australian Marketplace Connections incorporating Integrated Leadership Groups which provides facilitated peer mentoring for business leaders and is currently the Director of Marketplace Ministry at GROW Church in Ringwood. Peter is married to Robin and they have three children and six grandchildren.
3) At the 6:30pm CTFM Hallam worship service on Sunday evening 13th July, there will be a webcast at www.catchthefire.com.au of a message that Pr Daniel recently preached titled ‘The Walk of Faith of a True Disciple’.
By John Stonestreet, Christian Post Guest Columnist
May 22, 2014|7:26 am
When it comes to same-sex “marriage,” our culture just like our president, has definitely evolved. After all, it was only in 2008 that a strong majority in California-yes, California-passed Proposition 8 which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
But when our president changed his mind a few months before the 2012 election, the cultural floodgates opened, particularly in the American workplace. Later that summer, Chick-fil-A faced angry boycotts when CEO Dan Cathy’s views and donations in favor of traditional marriage became public knowledge.
The workplace pressure has only continued. Christian bakers and photographers who do not want to participate in what they consider to be a sin have been fined and faced being shut down. Attempts to protect their religious liberty, such as Arizona’s State Bill 1062, have been crushed through threats of economic boycotts and media shaming.
More high-profile voices have also faced this smash-mouth, brass-knuckle treatment. Just weeks ago Brendan Eich, the accomplished founder and CEO of search-engine company Mozilla, was forced to resign when he was “outed” for donating all of $1,000 to Proposition 8 eight years ago.
New Zealand mosque shut down after violent attacks and declaration of jihad against guards hired to protect premises0 Comments Published by Office 2 July 9th, 2014 in Insight Into Islam, Islam, Multiculturalism, New Zealand, Politics
Robert Spencer May 21, 2014
Everyone involved in this story seems to take for granted that “jihad” has something to do with violence against Infidels. Yet in the U.S. we are constantly told that that is something that only greasy Islamophobes think. No doubt Ahmed Rehab is jetting to Auckland as we speak, so as to explain to the Muslims at the Avondale Islamic Centre that jihad really means dropping off the kids at school.
“‘Jihad’ threat to mosque security,” by Lincoln Tan, New Zealand Herald, May 20, 2014:
A mosque in Auckland has been shut down indefinitely following violent attacks and the declaration of jihad, or holy war, against private security staff hired to guard the premises.
Bill Frost, who leads the Global Security Intelligence team at the Avondale Islamic Centre, was assaulted twice on Sunday and said he feared for his life and the safety of his family after one worshipper threatened him with jihad.
5/20/2014 Greg Yoder/Mission Network News
Berlin, Germany, is considered one of the most godless places in the world. According to a report from The Guardian, 50 percent of the population can be identified as atheist. It’s ironic, because this city has become a magnet for Iranian Christians seeking asylum.
According to the report, Germany hasn’t seen an Iranian migrant population growth this large since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The Guardian reports that the association of Iranian refugees in Berlin says the number of Iranians coming to Germany has doubled every year for the last five years—from less than 1,000 in 2008 to 4,348 in 2012.
Figures from the federal office for migration and refugees in Germany confirms this trend. With over 3,500 Iranians granted asylum last year, Iran was one of five countries from which Germany saw a rise in asylum applications.
Because Iran is an Islamic nation governed by Muslims, being a Christian there is difficult. Despite this, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) spokesperson Todd Nettleton is amazed at what’s happening with the Iranian people.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, all but said on Sunday that negotiations over the country’s illicit nuclear program are over and that the Islamic Republic’s ideals include destroying America.
“Those [Iranians] who want to promote negotiation and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason,” Khamenei told a meeting of members of parliament, according to the regime’s Fars News Agency.
Khamenei emphasized that without a combative mindset, the regime cannot reach its higher Islamic role against the “oppressors’ front.”
“The reason for continuation of this battle is not the warmongering of the Islamic Republic. Logic and reason command that for Iran, in order to pass through a region full of pirates, needs to arm itself and must have the capability to defend itself,” he said.
“Today’s world is full of thieves and plunderers of human honor, dignity and morality who are equipped with knowledge, wealth and power, and under the pretense of humanity easily commit crimes and betray human ideals and start wars in different parts of the world.”