Dear friends & family in Christ,

“Happy 50th Birthday Pastor Daniel!”

Would you please join with us to thank God for Pastor Daniel’s year of Jubilee as he turns 50 this weekend?

Pr Daniel stated, “I thank God for life. I thank my mother for not aborting me, even though my family was going through a very hard time then. I don’t feel 50 at all.  The Joy of the Lord is my strength. I just want to thank you all for your kind greetings and wishes.

There is no time to waste. We must rise up now, stand boldly in the face of the enemy and declare the truth in Jesus name.”

You may also click the following link to watch Pr Daniel dancing with his daughter at her wedding earlier this year.

The Economist ^ | 08/21/2014

SOUTH KOREA, a dynamo of growth, is also a fire with faith. This week Pope Francis will spend five days there, for Asian Youth Day and to beatify 124 early martyrs. About 5.4m of South Korea’s 50m people are Roman Catholics. Perhaps 9m more are Protestants, of many stripes.

Yoido Full Gospel Church’s 1m members form the largest Pentecostal congregation on Earth. Belief’s farther shores include the Unification Church, soon to mark the anniversary of its founder Sun-myung Moon’s “ascension”.

The late Yoo Byung-eun, the shifty and versatile tycoon behind the ferry Sewol which sank in April, killing 304 mostly teenage passengers, had also founded his own sect (and the website, now in other hands); its followers hid him during Korea’s largest-ever police man-hunt.

All this is particularly striking, because Asia is mostly stony ground for Christianity. Spanish rule left the Philippines strongly Catholic, but Korea is less simple.

Continue reading ‘Why South Korea is so distinctively Christian’

By David French , CP Guest Contributor – August 8, 2014

When I came home from Iraq in 2008, friends frequently asked me what I learned “most” from the experience. That’s a tough question to answer, and it depends greatly on context. I learned many things about my faith, my family, and my country, but if the question relates to the war itself, I’d tend to say something like this: “I learned the enemy is more evil than you can imagine, and I learned that a deployment is more difficult than you can imagine.” But while the deployment was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, the chance to play a very small part (surrounded by a band of brothers) to fight this extraordinary evil made it the most meaningful year of my life.

Since I’ve returned — and it’s been almost six years — I haven’t stopped talking about the nature of the jihadist enemy. I share the stories as much as I can (when the context is appropriate), yet I continue to be discouraged by how few Americans — and especially how few of my friends on the left — truly understand (or even try to understand) what the world faces. So they react in outrage when Israel strikes at Hamas, use the collapse in Iraq to once again score political points against President Bush, and use words like “irresponsible” to describe actions like launching rockets at civilians while hiding behind civilian human shields.

Why is this the case? Why can’t so many liberals understand the pure evil of Islamic jihad? I can think of three reasons:

First, they’re often in the grip of a strange kind of moral relativism. I say “strange” because it’s not true moral relativism. Actions of domestic political opponents are condemned in the strongest possible terms, and the history of Christianity is treated as if it is nothing less than one long story of war, rape, and conquest. That’s not relativism; that’s judgmental in the extreme. The relativism emerges when evaluating other cultures, where even dark deeds are excused by “culture” or “colonialism” and regions in the grips of the worst kinds of pathologies are hailed for their rich and glorious traditions.

Continue reading ‘Why Do Liberals Have Trouble Understanding the Pure Evil of Jihad?’

Dear friends & family in Christ,

We’re very pleased to announce tha Pastor Daniel has decided to join many other pastor & churches in cancelling Sunday evening service on 19th October to unite with thousands of Christians in the Body of Christ for Church Unite Services at Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf.

Please note that there are two worship services at 5pm & 8pm freely open to anyone although you must register online for a free ticket.

5pm worship service will be family friendly including children’s ministry. The service will also include amazing praise and worship, creative elements and prayer. Doors open: 4pm
Doors close: 4.55pm Service: 5pm

8pm service will incorporate vibrant worship, creative elements and prayer. Children’s ministry will not be available. Doors open: 7.30pm Doors close: 7.55pm Service: 8pm

Cost for either service is free.

An offering will be taken up at the event to help with the running of this event.

Please note that registration is required for this special event at

6/28/2014 Joyce Meyer – Charisma News

What does it mean to be led by the Holy Spirit? Some may refer to it as being filled with … or sensitive to … or anointed by the Spirit. It probably sounds really spiritual. But being led by the Spirit is actually a very practical part of living the Christian life. Simply put, to be led by the Holy Spirit just means to be obedient to Him.

The Holy Spirit does such awesome, yet practical work in the lives of God’s children. He is our comforter, counselor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener and standby. He teaches us and guides us into truth—and He even brings the things we learn back to our remembrance as we need it.

And the best part of it all is that He lives in each of us. Ephesians 3:16 tells us that He enables us to be “strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]” (AMP).

He comes to live in our hearts when we’re born again, and then He teaches and guides us according to God’s plan and purpose for us. One of the ways He does this is by convicting us of the sins in our life. Much like a child does, as Christians, we learn what’s right and wrong as we grow in our faith. We may get by with things that are not right for awhile, but the time comes when we need to grow. I remember when I would go to church every Sunday and then spend most of the afternoon gossiping about the pastor or whatever I didn’t like about the service.

Continue reading ‘How to Be Led by the Holy Spirit’

Dear friends & family in Christ,

What a Almighty God we serve as several thousand PRO-LIFERS in demonstrating God’s victory of LIGHT over darkness, LOVE over hate & LIFE over death at March for Babies last Saturday in Melbourne.

Well done Liberal MP Bernie Finn for organising and leading the march, also the 200 or so Victoria Police who did a fantastic job in keeping the 40-60 pro-death protesters under control, who were no match for the 5000+ Pro-Lifers.

Given the violence against the Pro-Life March last year, it was very encouraging to see more people marching this year to take a stand for the unborn.

MP Bernie Finn, Lord Christopher Monckton, Kay Painter and several others did a great job in delivering an uncompromising message.

Pr Daniel had a very interesting encounter at the March.  As he got there a bit early, he and a few of his team sat down at a cafe for a cuppa. Suddenly, they heard whispers behind them, “that’s Danny”.  What happened next was very interesting as a bunch of protesters from the Sex Party, who were sitting at the next table, came over to shake hands with him.

Possibly, some of them were expecting him to refuse to do so, but Pr Daniel shook their hands and spoke to them with much love. They seemed somewhat surprised and asked him, “can we take a photo with you?” It was quite interesting as several of them wanted photos.

A few minutes later the leader of the party Fiona Patten came up to him, shook hands and wished Rise Up Australia Party the very best.

Pr Daniel stated, “when I looked at the protesters, my heart went out for them as they seemed so lost and angry. We must pray for these dear people. They need Jesus. They are not our enemy. The enemy is the devil.”

You may click the following link to watch a 7 minute video of some highlights from the March.

You may click the following link to read a newspaper article.

Let’s spread the word to ‘Vote # 1 Rise Up Australia Party’ at the Victorian State Election on 29th November 2014 to change Victoria’s terrible Abortion Law Reform Act which permits the mother to have an abortion right up to birth.  We must work together to save lives, as they are our next generation to ‘Keep Australia Australian’.



8/22/2014  Mark Andrews and Kyle Patterson

Before sending the first wave of military “advisers,” U.S. officials expressed reservations about putting combat “boots on the ground” in Iraq again to deal with a fierce Islamist terrorist threat in the country’s unstable northern regions.

But a Tennessee-based Christian relief organization has had its own “boots on the ground” in this dangerous territory for the past nine months and is showing no signs of backing down in the face of the ruthless militants’ convert-or-be-slaughtered ultimatum.

“Despite the atrocities being committed by ISIS [short for the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria], Iraq represents an opportunity to bring the hope and love of the Gospel,” says Crisis Response International (CRI) Director Sean Malone.

Teams of CRI responders–a combination of staff and trained volunteers–are committed to bringing a witness of God’s love in tangible ways providing food, shelter and medical needs to hundreds in Iraq daily, he said. But most importantly, CRI is praying and bringing the peace and salvation of Jesus into the hearts of hundreds of Iraq residents who are desperate for answers.

Continue reading ‘Amid Iraqi Terror Crisis, Light of Christ Is Dawning’

05 August 2014  |   Ruth Gledhill – Christian Today

Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad, who has witnessed extreme sufferings of Christians being killed and persecuted in recent weeks, has accused the British Government of doing nothing to help fleeing Christians. Bishops and other church leaders have added their voices his concerns.

Catholic bishops in Engand and Wales have called on Christians to join with people across Iraq “in praying for an end to the violent persecution that threatens to extinguish the ancient Iraqi Christian community.”

Church leaders in Iraq have selected Sunday, August 9 for the Day of Prayer.

Bishop of Clifton Declan Lang, who heads international affairs for the Catholic bishops, said: “Events in Iraq over the past few weeks have been disastrous. Christians have been systematically driven out of Mosul.

“A community of 60,000 before 2003 has dwindled over the years and is now down to almost nothing. For the first time in 1,600 years, no Masses are being celebrated in Mosul. Many Christians have fled to the surrounding Nineveh Plains and into Kurdistan as militants from the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIS), threaten those who do not subscribe to their fundamentalist ideology.

Continue reading ‘‘They would not convert and it cost them their life’. Family of eight Iraqi Christians shot in the face’

– Lee Grady – 8th October 2014

Last week, late-night comics joked about the fact that yet another Christian broadcaster had gone down in flames because of a moral failure. This time it was Rory Alec, the British founder of GOD TV, who announced on Oct. 2 that he was stepping down from the network he co-founded in 1995 and putting his wife, Wendy, in charge.

Despite the giddy reaction from secular pundits, this is no laughing matter. When the world looks at us they think we are just a bunch of greedy hypocrites who can’t keep our pants zipped. The embarrassment that started in the 1980s with Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart continues today. We are now experiencing an epidemic of sexual failure in the church that threatens to discredit us.

Wendy Alec has promised to explain the details of her husband’s resignation in a statement this week, and the least we can do for our fallen brother is pray for his restoration. But beyond that, I’m also eager to help Christians who might be tempted to think that the failure of yet another high-profile minister means it’s impossible to stay sexually pure in a world full of temptation.

The truth is: Jesus can keep you from falling if you trust Him and use biblical common sense. Here’s the most honest advice I could give any sincere believer, male or female, who wants to avoid becoming a statistic in this struggle.

1. Maintain an intimate relationship with God. I can offer a 100 percent guarantee that no man or woman who prays regularly, worships God intimately, reads the Bible consistently and knows God’s grace personally will fall into sexual sin. When we are full of God’s Spirit, His fire will keep us far away from the edge of moral failure. It’s only when a person loses his first love for Jesus that he drifts toward sinful desires.

2. Never get in a sexually compromising situation with a person who is not your spouse. It’s never wise to play next to the edge of a cliff. Yet Christians today seem to think it’s spiritual to flirt, literally, with danger. The Bible says: “Flee from youthful lusts” (2 Tim. 2:22). “Flee” does not mean linger, loiter or dawdle, nor does it mean wink to see if you get a wink back. It means run for your life!

Continue reading ‘How to Stay 50 Miles Away From a Moral Failure’

Dear friends,

Rise Up Australia Party took to the streets of Dandenong yesterday to campaign for the upcoming Victoria State Election. Around 30-40 party members were wearing RUA Party T-shirts, led by National President Daniel Nalliah, who is also the Upper House Lead Candidate for South East Metropolitan Victoria

Rosalie Crestani the Second Upper House Candidate for the region, who is also a Councillor from the city of Casey, along with Lord Christopher Monckton, a former adviser to former PM Margret Thatcher, also joined in the campaign.

Dandenong in Victoria, which is one of the most Multi-Ethnic cities in the world and has a very large population of Muslims, was handpicked for this campaign to speak to people about the importance of keeping Australia Australian and to call on people to integrate into Australian way of life and culture.

As the RUAP team spoke to people one on one and shared the party policy principles, the response from the general public was overwhelmingly positive. Almost everyone received the party brochures, and many stopped to learn more about RUAP.

When asked whether they agreed to Islamic Sharia Law, almost every one responded NO. Even some Muslims said, “We left our country because of Sharia Law. We don’t want it here.” When asked what they thought of the burqa, most people said that they did not approve of the face being fully covered.

Mr Nalliah interviewed one Muslim man. You may click the link below to watch  what he had to say. It was very interesting.

Several media outlets were present taking photos and interviewing people and party members.

You may also click the following link to read an article from a the local newspaper “The Leader”.

Make sure to read the comments which are almost all in support of RUAP.

Continue reading ‘RUA Party Campaigns in Dandenong, Victoria (one of the world’s largest Multi-Ethnic Communities) & speaks to several Muslims’

Catholic Culture ^ | August 21, 2014 |

Assisted by US airstrikes, forces of the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan have retaken the historically Christian towns of Tel Isqof (or Telskuf) and Batnaya from the Sunni jihadist forces.

Christian residents who returned to Tel Isqof were “shocked” by the level of destruction committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Assyrian International News Agency reported.

They restored crosses to their churches before beginning the task of cleaning up their town.

Aimee Herd : Oct 7, 2014 :

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” –Luke 25-28

In the early morning hours before sunrise on October 8th, there will be another lunar eclipse in the northern hemisphere; turning the full moon to “blood”-red in color as it passes through the shadow of Earth.

The total eclipse will last about an hour, with a partial eclipse going in and coming out—each taking about an hour—so the entire process of the lunar eclipse will last about 3 1/3 hours.

Who will see it?

That all depends on where you are! According to an report:

North and South America, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, Australia and eastern Asia are in a good position worldwide to watch the total eclipse of the moon on October 8. If you live in the Americas or Hawaii, the total eclipse happens before sunrise October 8. In the world’s eastern hemisphere, the total eclipse happens after sunset October 8.

Continue reading ‘Tonight’s Blood Moon-Lunar Eclipse: Second in 2014-2015 “Tetrad” of Four’

Dear friends & family in Christ,

The annual March for the Babies is this Saturday 11 October in Melbourne.

This march for life is held on this date to mark the passing of Victoria’s awful Abortion Law Reform Act on October 10, 2008.

With the Victorian election being held at the end of November, now is the time to tell our politicians and the community that we are still concerned about this draconian law.

Date: Saturday 11 October, 2014.

Venue: Meet at Treasury Gardens – corner of Spring St and Wellington Parade.

Time: 1 pm

The march will proceed to the steps of Parliament House for a rally and speeches.

We have received a letter from Victoria Police noting that they have enhanced the police presence and arrangements for the march.

The flyer is aboveclick here for the online version.

Click here for the March for the Babies website.

By Lea Speyer September 30, 2014

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.” (Isaiah 62:1)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the UN General Assembly, September 29, 2014. (Photo: Avi Ohayon/ GPO)

(Click here to see how Netanyahu invokes Biblical prophecy in past UN addresses.)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Monday, warning the international community of the growing threat of militant Islam.

The prime minister jumped right in to tackling the issue of the increasing visibility and violence wrought by Islamist terrorists across the globe.

“Our hopes and the world’s hope for peace are in danger. Because everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march,” Netanyahu said. “It’s not militants. It’s not Islam. It’s militant Islam.”

Continue reading ‘Netanyahu Invokes Biblical Prophecy During UN Address’

August 19, 2014 - JULIA A. SEYMOURWORLD Magazine

Muslims mark the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Associated Press/Photo by Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesia and Malaysia are no strangers to radical Islam, but ISIS recruiting in southeast Asia has caused a growing concern about the threat of terrorism in the region.

ISIS currently is fighting for an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria but has plans for “global domination,” according to the  Daily Mail. At the beginning of Ramadan, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, called for Muslims everywhere to support the group’s plan to impose Shariah law in all the territory it controls. In July, Christians were forced to flee Mosul, Iraq, after ISIS gave them 24 hours to leave or be killed. Fleeing Christians said ISIS fighters seized all their money and possessions at checkpoints.

Sooyoung Kim of International Christian Concern (ICC) said there has been an increased fervor for ISIS among Indonesian and Malaysian Islamic extremists in recent months. ISIS has had influence within the region at least since 2013.

In Indonesia, it is not illegal to fund or join jihads in other countries, so ISIS is recruiting openly there, Kim said. The group’s propaganda was widely available and could be found in mosques, but more moderate imams and the Indonesian government have tried to discourage people from joining ISIS because they consider the group too extreme, Kim said.

Continue reading ‘Christians in Southeast Asia Fear Islamic State Making Inroads in Region’

rRUAP Media Release – For Immediate Release – 5th October 2014

PM Tony Abbott recently called the Burqa UN-FRIENDLY and CONFRONTING!

Last week Jacqui Lambie and Muslim Woman’s Association Maha Abdo were on Channel 7 Sunrise.

When Jacqui stated that the Burqa was a security threat, Maha asked her why??

When Jackie responded by saying because you cannot see the face, Maha asked her whether she has ever asked a Muslim woman to take the face veil off. She replied NO.

Maha responded why don’t you, giving the impression that they will show their face, if asked to.  At this point David Koch stated, Ok that solves the problem.

RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah stated this morning, “Is David Koch so gullible as to believe what she said? A Muslim woman is only supposed to show her face to her husband and immediate family. That’s why they wear the veil.

We welcome the media to join us (especially Sunrise) sometime this week as we take to the streets of Victoria to check this out, as RUAP meets up with the general public to ask the question,

“Do you support the burqa Ban??” And also speak to Muslim woman with the Burqa and ask them to show their face?? As Maha Abdo indicated that it will not be a problem.

Let us see whether they will, or whether this is once again an attempt of Taquia (lying for the sake of Allah).”

RUAP is committed to keep Australia Australian and calls for the burqa to be banned in Australia.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: (03) 8795 7544

Robert Spencer Aug 19, 2014 – Jihad Watch

“Why aren’t the moderate Muslims doing more to stop the extremists in their midst? Do they agree with their ideology and extremism? We saw hundreds of thousands of protesters on the streets against the abuses of the regime, so why are we not now seeing those thousands of protesters against what IS is doing?”

Fair questions. But no answers will be forthcoming from Muslim leaders in Syria or anywhere else. In the U.S., Hamas-linked CAIR can point to its condemnation of the Islamic State as if that settled the matter — yet neither CAIR nor any other Muslim group is doing anything to teach Muslims to reject the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam.

“Aleppo’s forgotten Christians,” by Edward Dark, Al-Monitor, August 11, 2014 (thanks to Paul):

ALEPPO, Syria — Walking through the largely Christian neighborhoods of Aleppo city — Azizieh, Siryan, Sulaimaniyah and Midan — you can still see the posters of the two bishops kidnapped by Islamist militants last year hanging on shop windows, walls and even cars. The people here haven’t forgotten them; the event is still as painful and fresh as if it had happened just yesterday. The bishops’ kidnapping was a symbolic event, indicative of the larger collapse of interfaith communal relations in a country under the strain of a sectarian civil war, and marked the end of a long era of relative peace and safety for the Christians of Syria.

Continue reading ‘Syrian Christian asks, “Why aren’t the moderate Muslims doing more to stop the extremists in their midst?”’

Dear friends & family in Christ,

1) We praise and thank God for His mighty presence at the meetings in Tasmania. We serve a God of miracles. Many people were greatly touched at the meetings in Launceston and Devonport. Glory to God. Some travelled a long way to hear the word of God. Those gathered were mightily challenged to Rise Up and take a stand for Jesus.

2) Following is a great RUAP article that recently appeared in a Greek Newspaper.

9/25/2014- Charisma News

Fatima, an Iraqi woman who had fled atrocities committed by the Islamic State (ISIS), was drawn to the sound of singing in a tent in a refugee camp in Dohuk, a city in the Kurdish region of Iraq. She approached cautiously.

Though embarrassed when the Christians worshipping inside saw her, she came closer and asked if she could enter and listen to what they were saying. By the time the meeting finished at 4 a.m., she was on her way to embracing Christ as her Savior and asked if she could bring friends and family to the next meeting.

Fatima, her husband and three daughters put their trust in Jesus for their salvation, and within a few weeks her involvement led to another 60 families making the same commitment, according to an area ministry leader supported by Christian Aid Mission.

“Tent churches are going on everywhere,” said the ministry leader. “Last week we had 68 families openly surrender their lives to the Lord. With all their large needs and difficult situations that they are going through, they thank God for the indwelling of Christ in their hearts. Twelve of those families were Muslim.”

In addition, 200 children who received Bibles and coloring materials prayed to accept Jesus into their hearts.

Broken Hearts

Near Amerli, which Islamic State fighters besieged for more than two months before Kurdish and Iraqi forces aided by U.S. warplanes drove them out on Sept. 1, the ministry leader’s team encountered people in need of water, food and medicine. In a visit with a group of families able to escape before the ISIS siege, the team found opportunities to meet both spiritual and physical needs.

Continue reading ‘Tent Churches Emerge in Iraqi Refugee Camps’

SOURCE: American Thinker – Patricia L. Dickson – July 20, 2014

With the in-your-face display of greed and arrogance of the so-called pastors on the reality show Preachers of L.A., I began to wonder: when will black Christians wake up and say enough is enough?  Although there are some white pastors of mega-churches who have a net worth of almost triple their congregants as well, I want to focus on the plight of the black saints who sit under the ministry of black pastors (and some white pastors) Sunday after Sunday and continue to live paycheck to paycheck.

After some years of attending mega-churches pastored by both black and white men and their wives, I began to notice a trend.  These pastors would always tell their congregation – mostly non-college-educated and barely surviving members – that the way to prosperity is through tithing.  Tithing was the only means to prosperity taught by these pastors.  In fact, the reason for all that ailed the saints (hard times, sickness, and lack) was non-tithing (i.e., theft of God’s money).  Not having a college education during the majority of those years, I felt guilty if I found myself in a situation where I could not tithe on certain Sundays.  I would hear the pastors say, use your rent or utility bill money and pay your tithe; God will make sure your bills are paid.  I would blame God when my bills went unpaid instead of blaming the pastors (or myself for listening to the them).

After I completed a couple of degrees and began associating with a group of financially intelligent individuals, I started to learn and apply sound financial principles.  I then realized that my financial situation had improved for two reasons: more education (resulted in a better job with higher pay and/or promotion on current job) and knowledge of how to manage and invest my income.  I also realized that my pastors never mentioned education or investments (other than investing in the kingdom of God) as a means to acquire wealth.

Continue reading ‘Black Christians and the Myth of Prosperity Preaching’

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