Dear Family And friends in Christ.
I was greatly encouraged this morning when I read the attached email regarding thousands of Christians coming together to pray in unity in South Africa.
The word of God says, in 2 chronicles 7:14- “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.
We have seen nations transformed through prayer. I pray that the church in Australia soon will come together with a humble heart, united on our knees, and cry unto the Lord for our nations’ transformation.
This Easter, like others times in the past, is marred by the threats of terrorism and Natural disasters. Fear can creep into our hearts as we survey the world’s predictions of terror attacks, bomb threats, beheading, Isis invasions, climate catastrophes, a failing economy and the latest is invasion by aliens. It’s enough to send a chill up anyone’s spine.
The Word of God tells us that in the last days, men’s hearts will fail them for fear. (Luke 21:26) As we draw closer to His return and survey the condition of the world we can gain a better understanding of that scripture. In the literal sense fear can actually bring on a heart attack. And in the spiritual sense fear can separate us from God causing us to be anxious, unbelieving and faithless. Having lost all hope, and choosing to believe what we see rather than what the Word of God promises us, we turn away from God and Life. We were not the first to do this.
This Easter as always Jesus holds out his hand to you and me. No matter where we are on our spiritual walk we need Jesus to permeate through our very beings. He will meet you where you are on the ’road’ and together you will continue the journey.
Following are some thoughts on how we can strengthen our relationship with JESUS. Each time you read the Bible it is good to begin by asking God to speak to you and give you understanding as you read. Think about things like who the author was, what was happening in the world at the time the author wrote, and what was the message he was trying to convey. Finally, make sure you think about how you can apply what you have read to your life.
The Easter Story is the most wonderful story ever told, and what is so great about it, and makes it so exciting for us is …. that it’s our Story.
Genesis 1:1 says in the beginning God created all things. And when Man was first created, everything that God had made was good and He intended that Man would have a close relationship with Him. It even says in Genesis that God used to walk with Adam and Eve in the garden. This was how it was meant to be. For us to have meaning and purpose in our lives we need to have a relationship with our Creator- God who gave us life in the first place.
Our problems first started when Man first disobeyed God. They were deceived by Satan into thinking that knowledge was more desirable than what they had available to them in the Garden, which God permitted them to have. Their problem was they did not believe God and they rejected his Word by eating the fruit from a tree He had told them not to eat from. Why did they eat? Because they thought they would become great like God. (Genesis 3). Does this scenario sound familiar?
Because they disobeyed God it caused a spiritual separation between them and their Creator, a separation that left them and ultimately all of mankind feeling distant, ashamed and insecure, yet also proud, boastful and self-sufficient. That also sounds like many of us today.
The separation was permanent – meaning eternal spiritual death. We all know that sin separated Adam and Eve spiritually from God, and then because we inherited their sin, us also. – It is a separation that plagues men and women to this day. We sin every time we fall short of the perfection God intended for us.
Sin rules our world and even with the greatest intentions, we still sin every day. In fact, the Bible says, “ … all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”, (ROMANS 3:23) and goes on to say that, “the wages of sin are death” (ROMANS 6:23).
If our story ended there it would not be a very happy ending – but because our God loves us so much and He knew that the only way to save us from eternal separation was to challenge sin Himself. Someone had to pay the price of sin (eternal death) to release mankind from the curse. Only God could qualify because he was sinless. Therefore he became the ultimate sacrifice by becoming a man himself – giving us part of Himself in the form of His Son Jesus. Our Lord Jesus, who lived a life without sin, paid the price of sin in our place. He shed his blood and died physically on a cross, then after his death on the cross He, loaded with our sin, endured separation from the Father, went down into hell and took the keys of Death and Hades from Satan. But because He had no sin of his own, death could not hold him down, so up from the grave he arose, mighty and triumphant over his foes.
What God’s Son did and endured on our behalf was amazing. He paid the price we could not pay; the price of sin is eternal death and because we are sinners we could not become sinless by our own doings to pay the price. The only way was for the Father who was sinless to give His sinless son to take our place. He stood in our place as was the Fathers will. Spiritually Jesus took our place in Hell; that means that when we accept his spirit into our lives our sins have been paid for already as we have inherited His spirit which has already paid for our sins in Hell, therefore we do not have to pay for them again. We do not have to be separated from the Father or to suffer in Hell, because Jesus already went there and did it in our place. Suddenly that emptiness and separation we experienced is no longer there. Instead we have a hope, and a future, and eternity with Jesus, God’s Son. For He has risen He is Alive and we who have accepted his gift are also alive in him now and for evermore.
May our Lord God Bless you abundantly as you read His word
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Hamas-linked CAIR and ISNA shut down? The stealth jihad stopped in its tracks? The years-long campaign of subversion and the undermining of counter terror efforts exposed and brought to an end? If that happens, it could in the long run prove to be the best thing the Trump presidency accomplished.
Foreign Policy Adviser Says Trump Will Ban The Muslim Brotherhood And Its US Offshoots,” by Yochanan Visser, Western Journalism, November 16, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace)
President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.
Trump’s foreign policy adviser Walid Pheres told the Egyptian news site Youm 7 that Trump will back a bill introduced a year ago by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and that was held up by the Obama administration due to its support for the Islamist organization.
Tennessee Christian mom wants history textbook removed from schools for promoting Islamic propaganda0 Comments Published by Office 2 March 16th, 2017 in Arabic world, Children, Deception, demons, Insight Into Islam, Insights, Islam, United States of America, Youth
A Christian mother from Tennessee is asking a county’s board of education to remove a history textbook that supposedly promotes Islamic propaganda to schoolchildren.
The International Business Times claims that the Tennessee Christian mother is a member of an “anti-Islam parents’ group,” when the woman is specifically against Islamic propaganda and/or indoctrination — quite the difference. Every time something related to Islam is challenged, the challenger is first referred to as “anti-Islam,” and then labeled an “Islamophobe.”
Dear Family and Friends in Christ,
Here is a brief message from the National President of RUAP, Daniel Nalliah, regarding the WA State Elections. Please click the link to view this video: https://youtu.be/CAE9Hpc7NKs
Burke St car attack victim comes out of coma and life support after much prayer/ Ps Daniel Nalliah – Good news never gets on media1 Comment Published by Office 2 March 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized
Dear family & friends in Christ,
On 20th January 2017 the horrible car attack took place at Burke St in Melbourne where 6 people died and more than 50 were injured.
A few days later, one of Ps Daniel’s friends who is a Doctor called him and asked whether he could come and pray for a 19 year old girl, a victim of the car attack who was at the Royal Melbourne Hospital on life support in a coma. According to the doctors, there was literally no hope.
In the past few years, God has used Ps Daniel to raised 3 people after the doctors pronounced them dead and several others who were on life support and given up by doctors, were brought back to life, particularly at Monash Clayton ICU.
RUAP WA State Exec Team with Dr Daniel Nalliah / Pastor Daniel Ministered in Perth, WA at Hillcity Church and LFCC2 Comments Published by Office 2 February 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized
Dear Family and Friends,
Here is a write up from a WA representative of RUAP, regarding Pastor Daniel’s recent trip to Perth WA.
1) “RUAP Western Australia was privileged to be able to host a whirlwind weekend visit to Perth by the President of RUAP Dr Daniel Nalliah ahead of the West Australian State elections on 11th March 2017.
The Friday night rally was hosted by Anthony Hardwick the WA President for RUAP.
The evening started with the national anthem and the Lord’s Prayer and a short introduction by Anthony Hardwick who highlighted the exciting and changing times that we live in, not only here in Australia but also the whole globe. He also highlighted the challenges to our democracy due to the imposition of laws restricting the rights to freedom of speech in Australia.
Iraqi Kurdish fighters and locals have gathered at a Christian church in the liberated city of Bashiqa.
They restored the crucifix atop the building as its church bells chimed.
The crucifix of the Church of Saint George was removed while Islamic State jihadists took control of the city in 2014.
It was recaptured recently as part of the broader push to drive ISIS fighters out of Mosul.
Dear Family and Friends, please watch this amazing video clip by Brigitte Gabriel
Kurdish and Iraqi forces are still fighting to break the Islamic State’s iron grip on Mosul. Meanwhile, thousands of refugees are fleeing from certain death just miles away from the ISIS stronghold and Iraq’s Christians are asking God to restore their land.
CBN News Military Correspondent Chuck Holton described the scene on the front lines in Northern Iraq.
“We’re hearing a lot of explosions and machine gunfire. There are coalition jets circling overhead,” he said positioned just miles beyond enemy lines.
Dear family & friends in Christ,
Australia Day National Prayer gathering was an absolutely history making day, as several denominational Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ took their place side by side on the stage. The hall was packed out with hundreds of prayer warriors from across Australia.
The whole weekend was just wonderfully powerful and anointed. Hundreds gathered waving their Aussie flags as they sang the National Anthem.
The praise and worship was mightily anointed. And people just soaked in the presence of God.
The Multi Ethnic gathering of people from many nations who call Australia home was just so great. It was a very special moment when many couples renewed their marriage vows. There was a lot of tears of Joy.
Many people travelled from Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin and Indonesia for the prayer gathering. Ps Victor from Indonesia preached a very powerful message on “ The importance of the church having a prophetic voice in the nation”.
Dear family and Friends,
This is a speech given by Daniel Nalliah at a rally in Sydney on 29th January 2017.
Dr Daniel’s speech –
Dr Daniel Nalliah could not be present with us today but I will be reading his speech on his behalf:
To Liz and all the Reclaim Australia Team. Thank you for inviting us to speak at this rally once again. Most unfortunately, I could not be with you today due to another engagement in Melbourne.
My subject for today is fighting the enemy within. This is one of our biggest challenges that we are faced with. The left wing socialist violent bigots, which includes most of the lying and almost totally left biased media are one such enemy we must engage.
An American aid worker has been kidnapped by gunman in Niger, where he was helping local tribes overcome drought and food shortages.
Jeffery Woodke was abducted from his home in Abalak by armed men who killed two guards before driving him across the desert into neighbouring Mali.
The Youth With A Mission (YWAM) charity told The Independent the attack was launched at 9pm local time on Friday (9pm BST).
A very special Australia Day Message by National President Dr Daniel Nalliah of RUAP. A Must Watch! Please share with friends and family.
Rise up Australia and keep Australia Great.
October 17, 2016- By Mark Ellis
Pastor Paul and his team are courageously spreading the Gospel in restricted countries in South Asia and the Middle East.
A very pointed, direct death threat he received recently caused him to reach out and request prayer from believers around the world.
This is the text of the death threat he received October 15th:
“Hey Paul, son of Kafir,
You are not pastor paul. You are bastard paul. You betrayed your mother, Deenul Islam. We know where you are and what you are doing. We will not allow you to go further at any cost.
You are attracting and misguiding innocent people to the hell by magics and vulgar tricks to the hated and cursed christian religion.
You are not worthy to live any more. Time is up to throw your meat for pigs and dogs.
The driver who ploughed his car into crowds on a Melbourne street killing four and injuring 15 others has been named as Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26.
Gargasoulas, who claims to be ‘Greek Islamic Kurdish’ and a follower of Yazdanism, has been found to have posted multiple rambling messages on social media in the last few days, ranting about the “illuminati”, promising “heaven and hell is real”, and vowing to “have god’s laws reinstated”.
TOOWOOMBA, Australia, October 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Civic and spiritual leaders in this mid-sized city near Queensland’s east coast have united to fight pornography to save marital relationships from breakup and women from violence.
A gathering of 200-300 people heard speeches from Mayor Paul Antonio, social activist John Minz of Toowoomba Together, and Christian leader Letitia Shelton as well as testimonies from women whose marriages were wrecked and young men whose lives were ruined by porn.