We invite all peace loving Australians to join us for a special Prayer Vigil from 1pm to 2pm on 21st Dec 2014 just outside the Lindt chocolate outlet at 271 Collins St. Melbourne.
Let us unite as a Nation to commemorate the sad loss of 2 young Aussies, Katrina Dawson & Tori Johnson, who were first held hostage with around 15 others and then died when Monday’s crisis came to an end. We will offer prayers of comfort and peace for their families, and friends, in their time of grief. We will also offer prayers for all hostages who went through this terrible 17 hour ordeal.
You are most welcome to express your grief and sadness by bringing flowers to be placed at the site. Please ask everyone you know to come there.
We look forward to seeing you there. This is the least we can do to show our love and compassion to those who went through this most horrific hostage crisis. We also wish to send a firm message to all Islamist fundamentalists. They must understand that their terror campaign will not stop us Aussies but rather make us even more resilient.
Please note that there will be a 60 seater bus leaving 30 Star Cres Hallam at 11.45am and returning at 3pm. If you want a seat on the bus call 97031620 and speak to Elizabeth or Angelene to book your seat.
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
(President Catch The Fire Ministries Inc)
Click the link to hear a personal message from Daniel Nalliah
Hürriyet Daily News ^ | Saturday, November 15 2014 |
A Turkish football club has decided to issue a hefty fine for beards, after its chairman claimed some footballers look like students of imam-training schools.
“I am 80-year-old and I shave every single day,” Gençlerbirli?i chairman ?lhan Cavcav explained the reasoning of his club’s decision to start issuing a fine of 25,000 Turkish Liras ($11,200) to any of its footballers with beards.
“Man, is this an imam-hatip school? You are a sportsman. You should be a model for the youth,” he added in an interview with the Do?an News Agency on Nov. 15, while complaining that that his own grandson is negatively affected by the ever-growing beards in the football world.
As “bad examples,” Cavcav mentioned Be?ikta? coach Slaven Bilic, Be?ikta? midfielder Olcay ?ahan, Fenerbahçe goalkeeper Volkan Demirel and Galatasaray midfielder Selçuk ?nan.
Cavcav also said that he applied to Y?ld?r?m Demirören, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) chairman, to adopt a nationwide beard ban for footballers.
“He told me that they could not impose such a restriction because the UEFA would not let them do it. I am fed up with this UEFA. I wish we had some other place to play our football,” he concluded, stressing that he will push other clubs to take a common position against beards on the pitch.
(Excerpt) Read more at hurriyetdailynews.com …
September 4, 2014 by Raymond Ibrahim
As shocking as the Muslim-run sex ring in Rotherham, England may seem to some—1,400 British children as young as 11 plied with drugs before being passed around and sexually abused in cabs and kabob shops—the fact is that this phenomenon is immensely widespread. In the United Kingdom alone, it’s the fifth sex abuse ring led by Muslims to be uncovered.
Some years back in Australia, a group of “Lebanese Muslim youths” were responsible for a “series of brutal gang rapes” of “Anglo-Celtic teenage girls.” A few years later in the same country, four Muslim Pakistani brothers raped at least 18 Australian women, some as young as 13. Even in the United States, a gang of Somalis—Somalia being a Muslim nation where non-Muslims, primarily Christians, are ruthlessly persecuted—was responsible for abducting, buying, selling, raping and torturing young American girls as young as 12.
The question begs itself: If Muslim minorities have no fear of exploiting “infidel” women and children in non-Muslim countries—that is, where Muslims themselves are potentially vulnerable minorities—how are Muslims throughout the Islamic world, where they are dominant, treating their vulnerable, non-Muslim minorities?
The answer is a centuries-long, continents-wide account of nonstop sexual predation. Boko Haram’s abduction and enslavement of nearly 300, mostly Christian, schoolgirls last April in Nigeria is but the tip of the iceberg.
Iranian born Man Haron Monis outside the Dowling Centre Local Court in Sydney. Picture: Cameron Richardson
MAN Haron Monis couldn’t have done more to make the deaf hear that the terror he unleashed in Sydney was in the name of Islam.
As he walked into the Lindt coffee shop with his shotgun on Monday he wore a headband bearing the war cry: “We are ready to sacrifice for you, O Muhammad.”
The Iranian-born cleric had already fought for Islam by sending jeering letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Continue reading ‘Denial of Islamic fundamentalism puts us in danger’
9/18/2014 Peter Youngren
Muslim militants are committing unspeakable and barbaric atrocities. If America and its allies ever needed “boots on the ground,” that time may be now. This evil must be stopped for a host of reasons, including for the sake of Christians whose lives are threatened in Syria, Iraq and across much of the Islamic world.
Unfortunately, in this climate of fear, some are ready to write off the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims as beyond the hope of salvation, unfit for redemption and predestined to be eternal enemies of God and His gospel. To do so would be a grave error.
Scripture gives many reasons to expect a gospel awakening across the Islamic world.
1. God promised Abraham that the Arab world would know “the way of the Lord.” Abraham had at least eight sons, first Ishmael with Hagar, then Isaac with Sarah and finally six more sons with Ketura (Gen. 25:1). While Christ would come through Isaac, God promised that all of Abraham’s “children” would know the “way of the Lord,” for “I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him” (Gen.18:19). Ishmael and the sons of Ketura are forefathers to the Arab world, and God’s promise is clear that they will know the way of the Lord. That divine promise can only be fulfilled if they know Him, who said “I am the way.”
2. God promised blessing to Ishmael. “As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly….I will make him a great nation (Gen. 17:20). God promised His blessing on Ishmael. Is there any blessing apart from the knowledge of Jesus Christ? Later when Hagar and Ishmael were dying of thirst, God opened Hagar’s eyes, and “she saw a well of water.” If God cared enough to show them a spring of water to quench their physical thirst, is it not reasonable to expect God will also show Ishmael and his descendants the “living water”?
So I’ve been thinking about this a lot and posted this morning on twitter about David Cameron’s comment (“they are monsters, not Muslims”). I’m very concerned by growing reprise that “Islamic State” (IS) is not Islam, that they are not Muslims. I can understand where it’s coming from but its a very dangerous form of political correctness. Clearly not all Muslims support IS, nor are all terrorists Muslim. But there is no doubt that IS say they are acting on behalf of Islam, they are Muslims and they want to establish an Islamic Caliphate.
If you detach their monstrous ideology from what we like to think of as Islam, then do you detach from the Muslim community responsibility for denouncing it? I have no problem if moderate Muslims — as some have done (albeit late in the day) — stand up and say that IS does not represent what they believe to be Islam. I similarly say that Naturei Karta, the “ultra-Orthodox” anti Zionist Jews — who by the way simply throw words, not stones, not swords and are nonviolent — do not represent Judaism in any form that I know. But I want the moderates to stand up and say it.
More importantly, do you, by saying IS is not Islam, they’re not Muslims, detach from the Muslim community at large the responsibility for helping prevent radicalisation which we know full well goes on in certain mosques and on campuses? (It is astonishing how many campuses world wide have HUGE investment from Saudi and Qatar and huge investment in BDS, anti Israel, and radicalisation programmes.)
I am not blaming any particular Muslim community but just as I hung my head in shame when extremist Jews murdered that poor young man in Jerusalem after the death of the three Jewish teenagers, so the Muslim community worldwide must say, not that IS is an Israeli / CIA conspiracy (as Iran currently claiming) but that something is rotten within the Muslim world and it must be stopped.
Should we still love all Muslims? – YES YES YES / Should we still cover up for Islam & the Koran? – NO NO NO – by Ps Daniel Nalliah20 Comments Published by Office 2 December 16th, 2014 in Australia, Insight Into Islam, Iran, Islam, Multiculturalism, Muslims, Political Correctness, Politics, Rise Up Australia, West, World News
One needs to first understand that “Muslims” are a group of people. Islam is the Religion and the Koran is their text book, where they get their ideology from.
I am sure we all know that one can choose their friends and partner, but not your family or the religion you are born into.
The siege in Sydney had a very sad ending. All night I kept waking up, checking the news, and saying prayers for the hostages, their families and our security forces. I can just imagine the terror that the hostages went through for so long, and then to hear the news that two were killed, was so very sad.
I know that emotions will be running very high right now and that feelings towards Muslim people can be very negative. We must be careful however not to brand all Muslims with the same label. We need to love them and make them feel at home as many of them do not practice the Koran and have chosen to live a peaceful life.
Let me take Sri Lanka as an example. Due to racial riots, thousands lost their lives. Then because of terrorism many were killed. But since the terrorists were from the minority group, even though most people from the minority did not support the terrorists, all those who belonged to that minority community became victims of revenge attacks, insults and were looked upon as if everyone from that community was a terrorist. I hope that does not happen to Muslims living in Australia.
Some people know that Brigitte Gabriel is a Lebanese Christian who immigrated to the United States a few years ago, following the invasion of Lebanon by the Muslim Jihad. In 1975 when she was ten years old, militant Muslims throughout the Middle East poured into Lebanon and declared war against Lebanese Christians.
Brigitte and her mother were injured in the shelling from Muslim artillery. They were allowed to cross into Israel and receive medical treatment at a hospital in Safed (she tells about it in her book, Because They Hate). The love and kindness that she and her mother received from the Israeli doctors and nurses turned her into a lifelong friend of Israel. She now runs what is known as Act for America, an organization aimed at helping Americans understand the threat they face from Islam and learning how to combat it.
In addition to her books, Ms. Gabrielle has recently written an article entitled “ISIS is a threat beyond Iraq, with Shariah as its worldwide aim.” In the article she says, “ISIS isn’t acting out of anger over borders or ‘politics’ as the West understands the term. ISIS has a specific goal in mind and that is the formation of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah.” She points out this is the common goal of all the major jihadist organizations across the world. It is shared by al Qaeda, Hamas, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and others. This shared goal transcends any disagreements over borders and pure politics.
For instance, she says, Israel [which she loves] could disappear tomorrow and the overriding goal of the formation of Islamic states ruled by Sharia would not change a bit. It is based on their thousand-year-old doctrine which is far more fundamental and overarching than mere political ideology. That in turn is based on the Islamic trilogy—the Quran, the Hadith, and the Sira.
We’re calling on all Christians to join us in urgent ongoing prayer for God’s divine intervention regarding the current hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia by suspected ISIS Islamic terrorists.
Please pray especially for the safety of the 13 hostages and all Australian security personnel, that no innocent lives are lost.
You may click the link below to read more about this breaking news.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and blessed Christmas, in addition to a victorious New Year in 2015, overflowing with the supernatural power and glorious presence of the Holy Spirit!
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for believing in and supporting the vision of Catch The Fire Ministries and Rise Up Australia Party to take Australia and the Nations for JESUS!
Thank you for your support, prayer, action and many forms of contact that have been such a blessing to me, my family and each team member.
I pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your family during this extraordinary season of remembering the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
I just love Australia and the people of all nations. I just absolutely love to see souls won into the Kingdom of God.
I look forward to working in the Spirit of unity with all of the body of Christ in the New Year in 2015 and beyond until His Kingdom come on earth as it is heaven! United we stand; divided we fall.
Let’s all reach out in love to those in need this Christmas season. Invite someone in need to your home. Invite your neighbours home for a meal and those who do not know Jesus that He is the reason for the season. Make peace with someone you have been angry with.
Share the love of Jesus as we remember His birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
Twelve Assyrians from Bartella, Iraq who escaped from ISIS.(AINA) — 12 Assyrians from the town of Bartella who had been held by ISIS escaped by falsely converting to Islam, which allowed them to leave the town.
The Assyrians had accidentally remained in Bartella after everyone else had fled when ISIS captured the town.
Eleven of the Assyrians, including a toddler, were brought to Kirkuk where they were met by Father Qais. Ms. Samia Yusuf Iskandar was brought to Arbel. Their names are:
- Sabri Gewargis Abdulmassih
- Nabeel Salem Simon
- Tony Sabri Gewargis
- Milad Sabri Gewargis
- Khalid Sabri Gewargis
- Marvin Sabri Gewargis
- Saad Nafi Abdullah
- Suhaila Moshe
- Bushra Farooq Benham
- Salem Matti Gewargis
- Joseph Gog Kako
- Samia Yusuf Iskandar
The 12 Assyrians were interviewed by local media. Here is the account of their escape.
The reason they did not leave Bartella was because they were sleeping on their roof and did not know the whole town had left. When they awoke and went to the streets they were confronted by ISIS, who ordered them to return to their homes and not leave. ISIS told them they were in contact with their priests and they would let them know of any development.
September 15, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield
The Middle East as it exists now has no future. Its borders were drawn by European colonial powers for their own purposes. The political agendas behind those borders are long dead. The kings and coalitions they were meant to protect have vanished.
ISIS is determined to tear apart the borders of the region and it’s not alone. Iraq and Syria are caught in cycles of violence because their national borders are prisons trapping incompatible religious and ethnic populations in multicultural tyrannies. The world has spent a lot of time trying to redraw Israel’s borders when it should have been redrawing the borders of the entire region.
There are only two solutions for ending the violence in Iraq and Syria; tyranny or denationalization.
As long as Sunni and Shiite Arabs and the Kurds are trapped together in a single country they will never be at peace.
All of this is really bad news for Arab Christians because they are a fragile religious minority in a region swiftly redefining itself by religion. The Arab Nationalism that shielded them is dead. That leaves them with few options except to form temporary coalitions with the representatives of older systems, the Baath Party and the Egyptian military, or the minority Shiite Islamists.
The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has started taking over churches in parts of Nigeria, beheading men and forcing women to convert to Islam and be taken as wives.
“Things are getting pretty bad,” Rev. John Bakeni, with the Maiduguri Roman Catholic diocese in northeastern Nigeria, told Religion News Service. “A good number of our parishes in Pulka and Madagali areas have been overrun in the last few days.”
“Many civilians are now on the run,” he added. “Many others are being trapped and killed. Life means nothing here. It’s so cheap and valueless.”
The development comes five months after the terrorist group abducted more than 200 school girls. It has also carried out mass kidnappings in the region.
You may click the following link to read and to watch an Islamic preacher at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – Judaism’s holiest site – engaged in blatant incitement against Jews and Israel in an impromptu speech two weeks ago, in remarks translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, including “I say to the Jews: the time for your slaughter has come,” he added. “The time to fight you has come, the time to kill you has come.”
By Jerry Newcombe , CP Op-Ed Contributor – September 11, 2014
Did you know that since 9/11, there have been 23,780 separate deadly terror attacks carried out by Islamic extremists, according to thereligionofpiece.com?
The 13th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us. Why did it happen at all?
We get a hint of why from a statement from the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) of Egypt. He said: “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations, and to extend its power to the entire planet.”
But there’s another factor as well, and that deals with the personal motivation of the hijackers. 9/11 happened because of bad theology. Nineteen men believed the promise that if they died in a state of Jihad, they would go to Paradise and receive their 72 virgins. Nineteen men sought assurance of salvation in the wrong place and killed thousands of innocent people on the way.
Further to the email we sent around six weeks ago, you may click the following link (then click the Springvale Dandenong region) to read an excellent front page article from the Dandenong Leader, ‘Council Puts Christ Back Into Christmas.’
Please call the Dandenong Council on (03) 8571 1000 and thank them.
Thank you so very much for praying and acting as it has definitely paid off.
Nusra Front members waving their brigade flag on Jan. 11, 2013. (AP / Edlib News Network ENN)
For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al Qaeda fighters are hunkered down on Israel’s doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous — that they could become the militants’ next target.
The push into the Golan by the Nusra Front, as al Qaeda’s branch in Syria is known, comes just two weeks after Israel ended a 50-day war against Hamas on its southern border with the Gaza Strip, giving the conflict-weary nation another cause for concern.
Israelis in the Golan have grown accustomed to hearing the sound of distant battles between rival forces in Syria’s civil war.
But last week’s seizure of the strategic Quneitra border crossing by a mix of rebels — including the Nusra Front, fighters of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army and others — has created an unprecedented situation that has brought the extremists to within just a few metres of Israeli positions.
Carols, Christmas 2014, New Year’s Eve & New Year 2015 program at CTFM at 30 Star Crescent in Hallam0 Comments Published by Office 2 December 9th, 2014 in Australia, Bible, Children, Christian Church Issues, Christmas Giving, Courage, Family, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Miraculous Testimonies, Prayer
14th December – Worship Service at 9:30am – Ps Daniel ministering, also live webcast
14th December —Carols by Candlelight—6.30 pm – bring cakes or biscuits for supper
21st December—Morning Service only—9.30am
25th December—Christmas Service—10 .30am (1 hr service) followed by luncheon with Ps Daniel, Maryse and families that want fellowship (for those who have nowhere else to go – please bring a plate of food to share)
28th December—Morning Service only—9.30 am
31st December—New Year’s Eve Worship Service at 9.30pm with Communion followed by supper (bring a plate of finger food) – no hot food please
Note: CTFM office last day on 19th December, reopening on 5th January
Australia Day Prayer 26th January at 10am with Ps Donnie Swaggart, plus special revival meetings Fri 23rd Jan 7pm, Sat 24th Jan 7pm, Sun 25th Jan 9:30am & 6:30pm
You may click the following link to listen to the audio promo http://catchthefire.com.au/rise-up-australia/events/audio-promo/
Click on the photos above for the leaflets with more info for all meetings mentioned above.
Posted on 9/7/2014 by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Palestinian-Jordanian politician Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi recently defended ISIS, saying that its doctrine “stems from the Quran and the Sunna.” The Syrian soldiers recently killed at the Tabqa airbase “deserved to be slaughtered 100,000 times over,” said Al-Tamimi, a member of the Jordanian Umma movement. According to Internet reports, the show was not broadcast by the Jordanian ANB TV channel that had produced it, but it was posted on the Internet by ANB TV on August 31, 2014.
Interviewer: What is our position, here in Jordan, with regard to ISIS and the ISIS ideology?
Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi: I reject the use of the terms “ISIS” and “ISIS ideology.” It sounds like you are talking about a Satanic weed or a Satanic ideology, which has come from out of nowhere.
Interviewer: But isn’t that true?
By Stephanie Samuel , Christian Post Reporter – September 19, 2014
Megachurch pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie chided a teaching known as the “prosperity gospel” for twisting what it means to be prosperous and explained that the prosperity promised Christians in the Bible does not erase hardships from their lives.
In his September 16th blog, Laurie took issue with the prosperity gospel’s assurances that Christians are meant to be “wealthy, healthy and wise.”
He wrote, “Sometimes I think that today’s ‘prosperity preachers’ have hijacked a legitimate biblical term. After all, God does want His sons and daughters to prosper. But what does that really mean? That you’ll never get sick? Never have problems? Never run out of money? Never have strains in your relationships? No, that is not what the Bible means by ‘prosperity.'”
Laurie explained, using the apostle Paul and his ministry in Rome as an example, that the path to biblical prosperity is often littered with unexpected problems and unforeseen circumstances.