“On of the key things I’ve tried not to do is bash other religions,” he said. “I will make distinctions, at times, but I never try to make them feel bad for what they believe. I want to present Jesus. Jesus will convict them…” -Will Graham
(Thailand)—Reports in from Will Graham’s last evangelistic outreach of the year in Thailand, called “Celebration Abundant Life,” reveal that more than 12,000 people attended with 800 of those committing their lives to Christ.
“That abundant life you’re looking for cannot be obtained on your own,” preached Graham. “That’s why God sent His Son on a rescue mission to save us. Some of you are looking for answers in life. Deep down, you feel something is missing. He’s the only One who can fill you.”
According to a Christian Post report, Thailand is populated by approximately 67.4 million people; 94.6 percent are Buddhist, 4.6 percent Muslim, and less than one percent are Christian.
Graham has attributed part of his success in reaching the lost in non-Christian countries to the fact that he focuses his message on Jesus, not their beliefs.
“One of the key things I’ve tried not to do is bash other religions,” he said. “I will make distinctions, at times, but I never try to make them feel bad for what they believe. I want to present Jesus. Jesus will convict them…”
Persecuted and Forgotten 2013 Report – Situation of Christians in in many countries has deteriorated0 Comments Published by Office 2 December 11th, 2013 in Afganistan, Africa, Bible, China, Christian Church Issues, Christian Persecution, Courage, Egypt, End-Times, Freedom of Religion, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Middle East, Pakistan, Prayer, Syria, Turkey, World News
In many countries the situation of Christians has sharply deteriorated. This is the finding of the report Persecuted and Forgotten? which was launched at a meeting in the UK Houses of Parliament on 17th October by the UK office of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The report examines the situation of Christians in 30 different countries, including Afghanistan, China, Laos, Pakistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. In particular it analyses the situation in a number of majority Islamic countries and in those states whose political systems have a pronounced authoritarian character. The reporting period covers the past two-and-a-half years.
The principal finding of the report is that in two-thirds of the countries where persecution of Christians is most severe, the problems have become arguably even worse. In fact the Church’s very survival in some parts – notably the Middle East – is now at stake.
For Christians the so-called “Arab spring” has in many cases become what the report calls a “Christian winter”. Although the political upheavals have brought suffering to people of all faith communities, nonetheless it is above all the Christian confessions that have experienced the most open hostility and violence. They have become victims of every kind of political, economic, social and religious conflict – for example the conflicts between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. As a result, a great many Christians have been forced to flee. The report describes the exodus as reaching “almost biblical proportions”.
Live webcast with Pr Daniel this Sunday morning 15th December / Highlights of Holy Spirit Revival Ministry in Indonesia0 Comments Published by Office 2 December 10th, 2013 in Australia, Christian Church Issues, Deliverance, Healing, Indonesia, Revival, Rise Up Australia
Dear friends and family in Christ,
Pr Daniel will be ministering God’s prophetic Word and praying for people this Sunday 15th December at the 9.30am & 6:30pm worship services at our new CTFM premises at 30 Star Crescent in Hallam, Melbourne.
He will also be sharing some very exciting highlights of a mighty harvest of salvations, deliverances, healings, miracles, signs and wonders from his recent Holy Spirit revival ministry trip to Indonesia!
Please note that this service will be live webcast right here on our website beginning at 10:30am (AEDT).
Please bear with us as we try our best with technical operations.
Britain is not only in danger of becoming “unchristian” but also “anti-Christian”, the former Bishop of Rochester has warned.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was speaking at the launch of Wilberforce Publications, a new Christian publishing house seeking to equip Christians to “face the challenges of the secular world”.
The bishop, who is also President of OXTRAD, said that persecution “always begins with marginalisation and discrimination in the workplace and in public life”.
His comments echo his foreward to a new book from Wilberforce Publications, Christians in the Firing Line by Dr Richard Scott, in which he wrote: “We are made immediately aware of the price to be paid and the cost involved whether it is loss of employment, the threat of being struck off the registers of professional bodies or just unpopularity in the community or the media.
“… In my experience, the exclusion from employment or participation in public life, which the people in these cases have tasted, as well as discrimination because of belief, which they have also experienced, is often the beginning of persecution.”
Dr Scott was disciplined by the General Medical Council for talking to a patient about his faith, and wrote the book to highlight instances of Christian employees who had been “warned, blacklisted, suspended or dismissed for refusing to compromise their biblical principles”.
Following is our CTFM Christmas and New Year’s program 2013/14 in our new church building @ 30 Star Crescent, Hallam.
15th December – 1st Worship services at 9:30am & 6:30pm in our new church building.
22nd December —9:30am worship service & Carols by Candlelight—6.30 pm
25th December—Christmas Service—10 .30am-12 noon followed by luncheon with Ps Daniel and Maryse and families that want fellowship for those who have nowhere else to go.
29th December—Morning Service only—9.30 am followed by special birthday celebration & luncheon.
31st December—New Year’s Eve Service starting at 7.30 pm with a Hopper dinner @ $10 per person. No better place to be than in the fellowship of other believers to see in the New Year – communion after 12 midnight (please buy your tickets for the Hopper dinner from Elizabeth on 9794 8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5th January—back to normal scheduled Services at 9:30am & 6:30pm
25th January—Australia Day Prayer in Melbourne—10 am—1 pm—with guest speaker Ps Daniel Pandji from Indonesia .
We’re sending this out early this month of December, as we’re moving into our new premises over the next few weeks and our communication lines (emails, telephones, etc.) will be temporarily disconnected from the 10th – 15th December.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and blessed Christmas, in addition to a victorious New Year in 2014, 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 2014 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!
May we all seize this Christmas season and make it our primary purpose to talk to someone about the wonderful joy, peace and love that Jesus Christ brought to all mankind 2000 years ago when he came from heaven to earth! This unchanging message still brings hope, excitement and blessed assurance of eternal salvation to millions of people around the world, as He died, rose again, ascended to the right hand of His Father in Heaven, and is coming back soon as King of kings and Lord of lords!
Have a great Christmas and a glorious New Year!
With love from,
Pastor Daniel & Family, and all at CTFM
Ty Mays (Nov 15, 2013)
“With more than 71 million claiming Christianity, India is now the eighth largest Christian nation in the world.” -Dick McClain, The Mission Society
(Norcross, GA)—Christianity in India is growing at a rapid rate among middle and high caste Indians and young people, according to the latest issue of “Unfinished” magazine, which examines social, economic and cultural trends in the “new India.”
The current “remarkable receptivity to Christ” across the entire spectrum of Indian society, which had been traditionally among only lower castes and marginalized communities, is one of five dominant themes identified by Indian anthropologist Prabhu Singh that define today’s India and its missional challenges. In his article “Welcome to the New India” in the current issue of “Unfinished,” Singh also explores new eras of “glocal” complex connectivity, heightened cultural sensitivity, alarming religious animosity and widening economic disparity.
“With more than 71 million claiming Christianity, India is now the eighth largest Christian nation in the world,” said Dick McClain, president and CEO of The Mission Society, publisher of “Unfinished.” “Yet with 456 languages and more than 2,611 distinct people groups, India still has more people groups unreached with the gospel than any other nation—88 percent of its population.”
3 Amazing Miracles – Dying baby lives / Baby saved from abortion / Devout Muslim man accepts Jesus on death bed18 Comments Published by Office 2 December 3rd, 2013 in Australia, Bible, Christian Church Issues, Courage, Deliverance, Family, Healing, Miraculous Testimonies, New Zealand, Prayer
We praise, thank and give all the glory to God for the following 3 powerful testimonies. I am sure you will be blessed to hear about them.
1) A few days ago we shared the testimony of a 6 month old baby girl who was dying in hospital, given a few hours to live and then how the Lord opened the door for Pr Daniel to pray for this child.
Well, glory to God as Pr Daniel visited the Monash Hospital yesterday to see the baby. All glory to God as the baby is doing very well. The baby is now out of ICU in the normal ward. They have now taken off the oxygen mask and the baby is doing better than when the mask was on.
The doctors had said that once the oxygen mask is taken off that the baby had no chance of living. However, that’s what they also said when they took the baby off life support. Now, the hospital staff & doctors are all shocked as they just cannot understand as to how this baby is living.
All glory to God, this is a real miracle. Please continue to pray for this baby.
2) Several days ago, a young woman who was four months pregnant and had booked in for an abortion with her partner, came in for counselling. Pr Geraldine from CTFM, who heads up Options Plus, our Pregnancy Counselling Division, spoke to them both and then did an ultrasound on the baby.
Well, all glory to God as at the end of the counselling, the young mum to be and her partner have now decided to have the baby. Thank you Jesus for saving another life from death.
3) On Monday morning at 5.45am Pr Daniel received a telephone call from New Zealand. On the phone was a lady crying as she was standing by the bed side of her Muslim husband who was dying of cancer. The woman who is a Christian had asked her husband whether to get a Christian to pray for him, but he did not want to hear anything about it.
She told Pr Daniel that the Imam (Muslim Priest) had come and prayed over her dying husband who could not speak. She also said many have tried to talk to her husband about Jesus, but he did not want to know anything about it.
JERUSALEM — (MCT) Israeli officials are warily watching the resumption of talks between Western powers and Iran to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program, concerned that the negotiations will produce an easing of economic sanctions without a halt to what Israel says is Tehran’s march toward an atomic bomb.
As part of a diplomatic offensive to head off what Israel fears will be Western concessions with only cosmetic changes in return, Israeli government leaders are outlining conditions they say must be met to make any agreement stick.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that it would be a “historic mistake” if sanctions on Iran were eased just when they were about to achieve their goals. But the definition of those goals is in deep dispute, with wide gaps between the parties on what would be a satisfactory outcome of negotiations.
Israeli officials are urging Western negotiators to secure a dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program, which Israel says is for military purposes and Iran asserts is for civilian use.
Praise God for CTFM new building settlement / Temporary communication lapse from 10th – 15th Dec / Pray for Pr Daniel & team in Indonesia this 5th – 9th Dec1 Comment Published by Office 2 December 2nd, 2013 in Australia, Christian Church Issues, Indonesia, Prayer, Revival, Rise Up Australia
1) We at CTFM praise God for the completion of our new building settlement as we have now received the key to our new premises in Hallam, Victoria (only a few side streets from our current location).
2) Due to our very busy moving process over the next few weeks, our communication lines (emails, telephones, etc.) will be temporarily disconnected from the 10th – 15th December.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and please bear with us as we will do our best to restore communication lines by Monday 16th December.
3) Please pray for Pr Daniel (& team) who will be ministering God’s prophetic Word to thousands of people at Christmas Evangelistic Miracle Healing Crusades and Holy Spirit Revival Meetings in Indonesia from 5th – 9th Dec.
9/27/2013 Shawn A. Akers – Charisma News
Elizabeth Simmons, a freelance journalist for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla., came to Orlando to the Christ For All Nations Good News Crusade on her own dime and with a two-fold agenda.
Not only did she want to help hundreds of thousands of Times-Union readers to discover Jesus through her news reports from Friday and Saturday, but she also came to support her spiritual mother, Elizabeth “Bebe” Brown, who rode to Orlando with a friend from Tennessee.
Brown, whom Simmons has known for two years and credits her with helping turn her life around for Jesus, is physically blind and came to Orlando believing for her healing.
“Faith–it’s all about faith,” Simmons said. “We need to not limit God and start believing that He will do what He said He is going to do. I love God with everything I am and I have. I know He can save and He can restore, and that’s what we’re believing for.”
Bonnke and his CfaN team held its initial American Good News Crusade Friday night in front of more than 10,000 at the Amway Center.
Since 1987, 75 million souls in Africa have come to salvation through the ministry of Christ for All Nations (CfaN). Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke said God is ready to pour out the same blessing on the United States.
The Christian Post – By Michael Gryboski – October 16, 2013|
Prominent evangelical leader and son of the famous evangelist Rev. Billy Graham has stated that the United States is “in a mess” because America’s politicians “have turned their backs on God.”
Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told Newsmax TV on Monday about why he believes the United States is in its present situation.
“Our country is in a mess, no question, and it seems like we’re just in an ever-tightening spiral downward, and it doesn’t seem as if anybody is listening to what is happening,” said Graham.
“We, as a nation, we’ve turned our back on God. Politicians have turned their backs on God. They have taken God out of our schools, out of just about everything you can imagine, and now we find ourselves in great danger.”
Also presently the head of the philanthropic organization Samaritan’s Purse, Graham reiterated these remarks for CBN News on Wednesday.
In that interview, Graham saw “moral decay” and “economic decay” as being specific parts of the problem facing the U.S. due to people turning away from God.
Seasons Greetings from Dandenong Council / Live webcast with Pr Daniel this Sunday 1st Dec / Pr Daniel ministering to thousands of people in Indonesia from 5th – 9th Dec8 Comments Published by Office 2 November 28th, 2013 in A Call To Action, Australia, Bible, Christian Church Issues, Freedom of Religion, Multiculturalism, Politics, Prayer, Rise Up Australia
1) You may click on the photos to view the card that is going out from the Dandenong Council this Christmas.
We received this ‘Season’s Greetings’ card (not ‘Merry Christmas’) from someone within the Dandenong Council.
Please notice that this card does not have ‘CHRISTMAS’ written anywhere on it. It was produced this Christmas and states ‘Happy festive season’ from the Mayor and the Councillors.
Please keep praying and speaking out for ‘Merry Christmas’ to be restored in Dandenong and across all of Australia despite of all political correctness, multiculturalism and interfaith.
2) Pr Daniel will be ministering God’s prophetic Word and praying for people this Sunday 1st December at the 9.30am & 6:30pm worship services at CTFM at 23 Melverton Dr in Hallam, Melbourne.
Please note that the morning service will be live webcast at www.catchthefire.com.au beginning at 10am (AEST).
3) Please pray for Pr Daniel (& team) who will be ministering God’s prophetic Word to thousands of people at Christmas Evangelistic Miracle Healing Crusades and Holy Spirit Revival Meetings in Indonesia from 5th – 9th Dec.
BERLIN—(MCT) By the time Syrian aircraft bombed the house he was in, the man with tattoos of a zulfiqar sword and a teardrop was going by the name Abu Talha al-Almani.
European news reports that he may have been injured in the attack referred to him by a past alias, Deso Dogg, a sometimes troubled, sometimes brilliant Berlin gangsta rapper. But in official German records, he’s Denis Mamadou Cuspert, now 38. And to German intelligence officials and terrorism experts he represents the tip of a very disturbing trend.
Cuspert was hiding in a house in an unnamed area within Syria two weeks ago when he was injured in a bombing that also killed two children, according to rebel reports on social media. But he is only one of an estimated 170 Germans who, German intelligence officials believe, have made their way to Syria in the past year to fight the government of President Bashar Assad, often as part of al-Qaida-affiliated groups. In the past month alone, 50 have gone, German intelligence estimates.
Only a handful have returned so far, said Angela Pley, spokeswoman for the German equivalent of the National Security Agency, but that doesn’t calm German officials who worry that more will and that they will bring back military and terrorist know-how on an unprecedented scale.
Over the last weekend Pr Daniel ministered in Perth at 5 different meetings in 3 churches and 2 other venues. We thank and praise God for His mighty anointing at every single meeting as the people gathered were greatly blessed.
On Saturday morning around 40 to 50 people gathered at a Rise Up Australia Party Breakfast, where Jane Foreman (RUAP lead Senate Candidate and WA State President) opened the meeting and then National President Daniel Nalliah addressed the meeting.
This breakfast was held to organise a plan in order to get ready for a possible re-election for Senate in WA sometime in March or April 2014. Many who stood as candidates for RUAP and others who supported the last Federal Election campaign were at the meeting.
At the combined churches meetings, people from many churches came to hear the Word of God to receive prayer ministry. Many responded to the altar call and were tremendously touched by the power of God.
2) Last week on Tuesday, Pr Daniel received a very urgent telephone call regarding a 6 months old baby who was dying at the Monash Hospital in Clayton, Victoria.
He rushed to the hospital and as he entered the ICU the young mum & dad were holding the baby and crying as the doctors had told them that the baby would not make it through the night due to lung failure. They took the baby off of life support and gave the mum and dad the opportunity to carry her before she died.
CAMPAIGNERS are calling for renewed action over forced marriages after Muslim clerics were apparently recorded by undercover reporters agreeing to conduct marriage ceremonies involving girls as young as 14.
An imam who preaches at a mosque in West Yorkshire is among those who was secretly filmed by the Exposure programme to be broadcast this week.
Footage to be broadcast on Wednesday will show Shams-Ul-Huda Khan Misbahi telling one of the undercover reporters that under Sharia law, the girl can go through with the marriage ceremony or nikah.
When the reporter, posing as the brother of the girl to be married, says “she’s not willing now, but she will be”, the cleric responds “if you make her willing, she will be willing”.
The reporters approached 56 mosques across the country with 18 agreeing to go ahead.
The Freedom Charity, which educates children about forced marriage, said stamping out forced marriage had taken second place to fears of causing offence.
Published 03 October 2013 | World Watch Monitor
A local government official in central Bangladesh has halted the construction of a church, forced Christians to worship at a mosque and threatened them with eviction from their village unless they renounce their faith.
The Tangail Evangelical Holiness Church in Bilbathuagani village, Tangail district, about 100 kilometres north of Dhaka, was created Sept. 8 by a group of about 25 Christians who had been meeting secretly for three years.
However, local council chairman Rafiqul Islam Faruk joined around 200 demonstrators September 13 to protest against the start of the building of the church.
The following day, the Christians were summoned to his office. More than 1,000 Muslims waited outside, following an announcement at all local mosques to gather at the chairman’s office.
Ordered to embrace Islam
Mokrom Ali, 32, told World Watch Monitor he was forced to accept Islam. Continue reading ‘Bangladeshi Christians told to close church, convert to Islam’
Evangelist Will Graham proclaimed the Gospel this weekend to an area of the world that has been devastated by an earthquake, a tsunami, and now a massive leak of radiation. Into this seemingly dark situation, the hope of Jesus was shared with the 3,181 Japanese in attendance at the two-day Celebration of Hope Fukushima with Will Graham, and 188 came forward at the invitation to commit their lives to Christ.
Prior to the event there were only a reported 4,100 Christians in the entire prefecture of Fukushima.
Seventy area churches — including 26 from the host city of Koriyama, and 44 from other locations in Fukushima prefecture — partnered together with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to host the event inside the College Memorial Hall on the campus of Koriyama Women’s University.
On March 11, 2011, the prefecture of Fukushima became known to the world. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the area, followed by a deadly tsunami which swept away houses and claimed the lives of more than 15,000 Japanese. The subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant released radiation into the air and water, driving people from their homes.
“I know that you’ve experienced a lot of turmoil. I can tell you this, there’s a God that understands. He sees you and knows you right now,” said evangelist Will Graham to the amassed crowd. “Tonight I want you to know that Jesus Christ loves you. He wants to give you a new beginning; a fresh life.”
Nohad Halawi is contesting her dismissal from a Heathrow Airport duty free counter where she worked for over a decade
A Christian woman who was dismissed from her work at a Heathrow airport beauty counter over claims she was “anti-Islam” is taking her case to an employment appeal tribunal today.
Nohad Halawi denies the accusation, which arose after a conversation she had with a colleague, in which she described him as a “man of God”, was taken by another Muslim colleague to be a criticism of Islam.
She is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, which says that although the dispute was resolved by her manager, another Muslim colleague started spreading false rumours that Mrs Halawi was “anti-Islam”.
This led to the management taking the decision to suspend and withdraw her airside pass, which is required to work at the airport.
by Andrew Smith, LifeSiteNews Australian correspondent – Mon Oct 07, 2013
MELBOURNE, October 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Australian doctor with an unblemished record is at risk of losing his medical registration for refusing to refer a couple for a sex-selective abortion.
According to reports, the couple wanted to abort their healthy daughter, who was 19 weeks gestation, because they wanted a boy. While Dr. Mark Hobart refused to refer the couple, they subsequently obtained the abortion elsewhere.
In a statement in 2011, Dr. Hobart had said he believes abortion is “murder.”
For the last five months Dr. Hobart has been under investigation by The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), because of his actions.
Under the Victorian state Abortion Law Reform Act 2008, a doctor who has a conscientious objection to abortion is compelled to refer a patient on to another practitioner who does not hold that objection.