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Declining Church Attendance Is Problem for Everybody, Not Just Believers: With its well-earned reputation for being one of the more religious countries in the world, the United States has experienced an alarming dip in religiosity over the last decade. ...the hardest hit religious group is Christianity....

 

Trump delivers statement on Jerusalem

 

U.S. pastor in 'grave danger' in Turkey

 

The invisible wall: how Trump is slowing immigration without laying a brick: Donald Trump has failed to add another inch to the country’s border wall between the US and Mexico, but his administration this year has quietly erected a steep, invisible wall that limits migration to the US... See Victory

 

Is the U.N. fulfilling ancient biblical prophecy? On Dec. 21, 2017, the U.N. united as one to stand against one city on the planet: Jerusalem. Twenty-five centuries earlier, the prophet Zechariah wrote these words from the Lord: “I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle” (Zechariah 14:2) Did the United Nations just move us one step closer to fulfilling this ancient prophecy? ...

    What has the U.N. been doing during the horrific war in Syria? Where has the U.N. been during the attempted genocide of Christians in the Middle East? Decades earlier, what did the U.N. have to say about Tiananmen Square in China or Saddam Hussein’s chemical warfare against the Kurds?  Yet when America recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.N. is an uproar.

 

Trump Tax Cuts - The Spark That Burns Down The EU:  I’ve chronicled the political breakdown of the EU, from Brexit to Catalonia to Germany’s bitch-slapping Angela Merkel at the ballot box.  All of these things have been open rebukes of EU leadership and it’s insane neoliberal push towards the destruction of national sovereignty....

     The confluence of these things with the big changes happening politically here at home with President Trump are creating the environment for big trend changes to begin unfolding.

 

December 2o17

 

Tear-jerking origin of song 'Amazing Grace':

     Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me!

     I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.

These were the words of John Newton, a former slave ship captain, who died Dec. 21, 1807. ... John Newton later wrote in a letter: “Like an unwary sailor who quits his port just before a rising storm, I renounced the hopes and comforts of the Gospel at the very time when every other comfort was about to fail me.”  Read the rest!

 Nikki Haley Announces $285 Million Reduction to U.N. Funding: ...the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. ...we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.  “....We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked....

    Haley’s statement comes after the U.N. voted to condemn the United States for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution, backed by nations with long records of extreme human rights abuses, passed 128-9 last Thursday. Haley immediately responded by threatening to reduce America’s U.N. funding.

 

The Old Cross and The New. "Unannounced and mostly undetected there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental. From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life ... and a new kind of preaching. ...

      "The old cross would have no truck with the world. ... The new cross is not opposed to the human race; rather, it is a friendly pal and, if understood aright, it is the source of oceans of good clean fun and innocent enjoyment. It lets Adam live without interference. His life motivation is unchanged; he still lives for his own pleasure..."
 

Joseph Farah praises 'one-man wrecking crew for the Deep State': In perhaps his biggest day of accomplishment in his first year in office, President Trump took on the United Nations ... and took a victory lap over the new tax cut that already has at least five corporations celebrating.... What a president, indeed! He has governed through common sense and principle more than any modern leader – and that probably includes Ronald Reagan in his first year...

 

Silent Night, Holy Night! - What Child is This?

 

"I (God) will bless those who bless you (Israel) and will curse those who curse you" (Gen 12:3): The Bible says God would one day re-gather the children of Israel back into their land from among many nations around the world. The Bible says they would be re-gathered in unbelief ... God warns He is not re-gathering the children of Israel into their Land because they deserve it, but because His Name and His Word are at stake (see Ezekiel 36:17-23) ... and because He loves them. ...

     The Bible warns God would then make Jerusalem a world trouble spot. The Bible says all nations of the world will turn against Israel. The Bible warns during this time 'Gaza will be forsaken' ... and offers a stark warning. (Zechariah 12:2)

 

The Book of Revelation: It reveals what terrible events will come upon all Mankind who are left on Earth during the coming "Apocalypse."  It reveals where the battle of Armageddon will be fought ... and the extraordinary changes on Earth during and after the Apocalypse.

     It reveals how Messiah destroys Antichrist ... fulfilling the "seed of the Woman" vs "seed of the Serpent" prophecy of Genesis 3. It reveals and describes the future of ALL Mankind... and how God will fulfill His everlasting Covenant with Israel. It reveals and describes Heaven (for all who believe) ... and reveals the "Great White Throne" Judgment (for all who don't.) See Taking a Stand

 

America is Great Because America Is Good! It was 1835. French Diplomat Alexis DeToquiville traveled throughout the former American colonies to try and figure out what made America tick. ... His famous quote, “America is great because she is good and if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.”

    He traveled throughout the country and experienced firsthand the blessing of what the Gospel had done from Churches to outreaches to all in between and was stunned in the face of the cold and arrogant European culture he had been used to....

    In spite of all America’s failures and mistakes, it sends nearly 140,000 Missionaries throughout the world, has built the majority of hospitals, schools and more throughout the world and the continues “goodness” of America can be seen in those from throughout the world wanting to come. See Taking a Stand

 

Some have found the answer in one name, Jesus, or as we call Him, Jeshua!

 

'Wake-up Call for Christians': A Call to Prayer for Major Religious Liberty Supreme Court Case.

 

My Jesus, I Love Thee: The lyrics of this hymn were written by Featherson when he was only 16 years old. It is likely that Featherson wrote this hymn to celebrate his conversion to Christ. He sent it to his aunt in California and it was somehow published as an anonymous hymn in a British hymnal in 1864.

 

Trey Gowdy Gives Epic Pin Drop Speech Shocks Entire Crowd With The Truth

 

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital -- He Did It!  President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel's capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he had destroyed already-fragile Mideast hopes for peace. ... Trump insisted that after repeated peace failures it was past time for a new approach, starting with... his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel's government.

 

Doctor Shot to Death After Singing 'Amazing Grace' on mission trip: The British optician kidnapped and killed last month in Nigeria died in a hail of bullets after singing the hymn "Amazing Grace" to lift the spirits of his fellow hostages...

   Ian Squire, 57, was killed instantly by shots fired by one of four gang members who abducted him and three other aid workers from their clinic in the country's lawless southern Delta region on 13 October....

   "We asked if [Ian] could play a song or sing a hymn. He said the only thing he could do without chord sheets was 'Amazing Grace.' "So we sang that together. ... And as he was standing up, we heard two single shots and then a salvo. Ian died instantly. ...

   "Ian was a man of faith ... He was a man who was really hungry to know more of God and lived his life with that main purpose at the forefront..." God is our refuge and strength!

 

GOP Leaders: 50/50 Chance Tax Bill Will Restore Free Speech for Churches: "The heart of the First Amendment obviously is religious liberties and being able to express those beliefs in the public square..."

    "The core of that has got to be in our churches, in our houses of worship... (But) with the Johnson Amendment, as it currently is, it allows the government to censor and literally police what is said in the pulpits of America and that is as unconstitutional as it can be."

    "This repeal of the Johnson amendment will take away that authority of the IRS and our government to police speech in the pulpits of America and that is a huge, huge step in the positive direction for religious liberty..."

 

City threatens grandfather for reading Bible without a permit: Paul Johnson, a grandfather, just wanted to share his religious faith with people in his town, Sweetwater, Tennessee, so he went downtown for the Solar Eclipse Festival in August and stood on the side of the road to greet people. ...“He did not in any way obstruct traffic or cause any other problems.” 

    Such actions, however, have been determined by city officials to be a “demonstration” and, therefore, illegal without a permit. And no one’s handing out permits. ...  “The First Amendment is permission enough for any citizen in any city in America to peacefully read the Bible out loud on a public sidewalk,” Youman said. “The Sweetwater ordinance is... unconstitutional, and must be immediately changed or eliminated.” Taking a Stand

 

School Board Member Says Spiritual Battle in Public Schools Worse Than When He Was a Marine:Pastor Alvin Dupree ... vows he will not back down from speaking about Jesus despite pressure to do so. ... "I will not be silenced." Dupree spoke at the Appleton North High School graduation last spring, at which time he spoke about the value of leaning on God through difficult times.

    Dupree was referring to the suicides of two students that year. One of those students was Erika Winkler. Her mother told CBN News her daughter was bullied for her faith, and that contributed to her suicide. ...the school superintendent received a number of complaints saying Dupree's expression of his devotion to God was offensive. One woman told the superintendent she felt it was inappropriate that Dupree mentioned God, Lord or Jesus "no less than five times" in a public high school graduation ceremony and said the pastor's speech was "like a sermon."

November 2017

 

Superintendent Apologizes After Student Prayer Group Halted by Principal: Parents are outraged after a situation involving a group of students praying at school on Thursday. ...

    Superintendent Dr. Jack McKinley acknowledges to NBC12 that the four-year principal of the school stopped a group prayer that students began in the hallway, in between classes. .... “There’s been a lot of hatred and aggression in our schools,” said Matthew Dunn. See  In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

'I will pray for you' legal, school concedes: ‘A school district in Augusta, Maine, has conceded that employees have constitutional rights that allow a worker to say to another in private, “I will pray for you.”

  ...the district threatened school technician Toni Richardson with discipline or even dismissal for saying the controversial words to another employee. ...

   "I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a co-worker I would pray for them.” ...

   “Toni has had to self-censor herself, making sure she’s not using religious language,” Dys said. “She’s even had to refrain from wearing jewelry that has a cross on it, because if someone were to overhear this private conversation or see that religious imagery round her neck, then she could face discipline or even be terminated,” he said. ...

    [A few months later:] “The school district withdrew any threats of disciplinary action against Toni and acknowledged the First Amendment rights ... ‘to express religious beliefs or use faith-based language at school.' See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

President Trump Triggers Liberals On Thanksgiving & Puts 'Almighty God' Back Into Thanksgiving Proclamation After Obama Removed All Mention Of God In 2016: The President invoked God six times in his first Thanksgiving proclamation, starting with the very first sentence when it states "On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings." This is stark contrast to the past eight years as Barack Obama did not personally invoke God in his first Thanksgiving day proclamation... (Read the rest)

Syrian Christians Cry ‘Jesus!’ Before ISIS Mass Beheading: The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed 12 Christians, including a 12-year-old boy, after they refused to abandon their faith and convert to Islam. ... “In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam,” revealed Christian Aid Mission.

     “When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him.... The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.” The boy’s father was a “ministry team leader who planted nine churches.One woman allegedly yelled “Jesus!” right before the terrorists beheaded her. See  In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

 Proud Fathers Showed What It Means to Die for Christ’: The children of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State terror group in Libya back in February 2015 have said that they are "proud" of the courage their fathers showed the world by refusing to renounce their faith.

    "The great news about the families of the martyrs of Libya is that even after more than two years they still live in the condolences of the Holy Spirit and they stick to their faith that their martyrs showed to the whole world; how the real Christian should live and die for the glory of Christ..."

 

Trump tells all, exposes end times. Incredible!

 

Pence Trying to Fast-Track U.S. Help to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, Other Religious Minorities: Vice President Mike Pence is working to quickly fulfill an October pledge to bypass the United Nations and more effectively direct U.S. aid to help Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities in Iraq who are victims of genocide perpetuated by the Islamic State...

    In an effort to swiftly implement the policy, Pence... convened a White House meeting with top U.S. officials, including U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley.... Pence said the United Nations has "often failed to help the most vulnerable communities, especially religious minorities." "We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and atrocities of terrorist groups." See Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

The Faith of Corrie ten Boom: Corrie ten Boom is one of my heroes of the faith. ... She and her family hid Jews in their home to protect them from being sent to the prison camps. One day the Nazi officers arrested Corrie and her family for hiding Jewish people in their home and they were sent to prison. Corrie and her sister Betsie were eventually sent to the Ravensbruck death camp. Corrie is the only one of her family that survived, and her story is written in her book called The Hiding Place. See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

'I will pray for you'... school concedes: ‘A school district in Augusta, Maine, has conceded that employees have constitutional rights that allow a worker to say to another in private, “I will pray for you.” ...the district threatened school technician Toni Richardson with discipline or even dismissal for saying the controversial words to another employee. ... "I was shocked that my employer punished me for privately telling a co-worker I would pray for them.” ... “Toni has had to self-censor herself, making sure she’s not using religious language,” Dys said. “She’s even had to refrain from wearing jewelry that has a cross on it...”

     [A few months later:] “The school district withdrew any threats of disciplinary action against Toni and acknowledged the First Amendment rights ... ‘to express religious beliefs or use faith-based language at school.'

 

DC’s New Museum of the Bible Invites Visitors to Touch the Western Wall: The museum partnered with the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) to bring approximately 800 artifacts from Israel to the U.S. This was the first time the IAA has created a permanent exhibit of archeological pieces outside of Israel. Trusting God as Freedom Fades

 

Islamic persecution of Christians reaches frightening new heights’: Please pray with me for the persecuted Christians!

 

City threatens grandfather for reading Bible without a permit: Paul Johnson, a grandfather, just wanted to share his religious faith with people in his town, Sweetwater, Tennessee, so he went downtown for the Solar Eclipse Festival in August and stood on the side of the road to greet people. ... “He did not in any way obstruct traffic or cause any other problems.”  Such actions, however, have been determined by city officials to be a “demonstration” and, therefore, illegal without a permit. And no one’s handing out permits. ...

    Chelsey Youman... said “The First Amendment is permission enough for any citizen in any city in America to peacefully read the Bible out loud on a public sidewalk...”

 

U.S. Christians' alarming choice: Betray faith or close your businesses: Carl and Angel Larsen operate... a video business that the Larsens want to include wedding videos. But... the recently amended Minnesota Human Rights Act, which forbids businesses to treat people differently based upon “race, color, national origin, sex, disability (or) sexual orientation.” Violation of the Human Rights Act could result in fines as high as $25,000 per incident. ... “All Americans should have the right to choose what messages they promote..." See In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

Disturbing New Report From China Details Officials' Latest Efforts to Stop 'Ignorant' ChristiansLocal officials in the southeastern portion of China have reportedly told residents to remove signs pertaining to Jesus and to, instead, post images of President Xi Jinping, the nation’s leader... “They think God is their savior … they’ll realize their mistakes and think: we should no longer rely on Jesus....” “Christians are the largest social force in China ... and, as a result, “there are increasing efforts to bring them under state control.” See In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

Please Pray Now: Christian Aid Mission just received the following urgent request for prayer from the leader of one of the indigenous ministries we assist in Nigeria: Please pray urgently for Mohammed U. ... They [villagers] have killed his uncle for conversion to Christ and they have taken over his house. ... We are almost in the village and the police are armed so as not to allow them to kill him. ... Thank you for joining us in prayer for Mohammed—a new believer in Christ....

Learning Contentment: Contentment is not a gift of God or something that you must acquire, but it’s a state of mind and it comes from a sufficiency found only in Christ, but it’s not really a secret…it is learned. Paul wrote, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phil 4:11)... A godly contentment is not dependent upon circumstances or suffering. It is precious in God’s sight to suffer for doing good because “when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God” (1st Pet 2:20). See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12 

Trey Gowdy Getting Closer to World Problems & Political Conspirators – Bankers Next?  Finally, the American people have a politician who... does care whether the job one fills for the people in government is being used with integrity....  “Justice for All.” ...  A change that has opened the doors to corruption greater than all the US wars put together. Acts that many would call treason have been allowed to go through and pass by the halls of Justice, until the Peoples Politician Trey Gowdy showed up with the Holy Spirit backing him up. (See video) See  "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12 

 

Billy Graham: "Americans see the storm clouds gathering on the horizon... This is a time for repentance & faith": "America has gone a long way down the wrong road. We must turn around and go back and change roads. If ever we needed God's help, it is now..."

     "If ever we needed spiritual renewal, it is now. And it can begin today in each one of our lives, as we repent before God and yield ourselves to Him and His Word." (Read the rest) See In joy or pain, our course is onward still  

 

Today in Cairo, Egyptian President Sisi welcomed first-ever delegation of Evangelical leaders for 3-hour meeting: Please pray for Mr. el-Sisi and his team. They are courageously fighting a winner-take-all-battle against Radical Islamist terrorists. ... They are determined to ... rebuild churches destroyed or damaged during the Arab Spring, maintain the peace treaty with Israel, and rebuild the U.S.-Egyptian alliance deeply damaged under President Obama. ... The President asked us to pray for him and for all Egyptians, and we committed to doing just that.

My High Tower: Seeing the World from His perspective: My strong Tower rises high above the ground, offering an entirely new view of earth and its people. Its lofty shelter offers me peace and safety in the midst of all kinds of struggles. Whether I stand at the top or hide within His impenetrable walls, the troubles and turmoil of the world cannot reach me. Jesus is that unshakable Tower. "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

Disturbing New Report From China Details Officials' Latest Efforts to Stop 'Ignorant' ChristiansLocal officials in the southeastern portion of China have reportedly told residents to remove signs pertaining to Jesus and to, instead, post images of President Xi Jinping, the nation’s leader... “They think God is their savior … they’ll realize their mistakes and think: we should no longer rely on Jesus....” “Christians are the largest social force in China ... and, as a result, “there are increasing efforts to bring them under state control.” See In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

Please Pray Now: Christian Aid Mission just received the following urgent request for prayer from the leader of one of the indigenous ministries we assist in Nigeria: Please pray urgently for Mohammed U. ... They [villagers] have killed his uncle for conversion to Christ and they have taken over his house. ... We are almost in the village and the police are armed so as not to allow them to kill him. ... Thank you for joining us in prayer for Mohammed—a new believer in Christ....

 

City threatens grandfather for reading Bible without a permit: Paul Johnson, a grandfather, just wanted to share his religious faith with people in his town, Sweetwater, Tennessee, so he went downtown for the Solar Eclipse Festival in August and stood on the side of the road to greet people. ... “He did not in any way obstruct traffic or cause any other problems.”  Such actions, however, have been determined by city officials to be a “demonstration” and, therefore, illegal without a permit. And no one’s handing out permits. ...

    Chelsey Youman... said Johnson does not need permission from the government to express his faith in public.” “The First Amendment is permission enough for any citizen in any city in America to peacefully read the Bible out loud on a public sidewalk...” See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

Trey Gowdy Just Sent Donald Trump A Message That’ll Have Him Cheering Like Crazy! See Victory

 

Learning Contentment: Contentment is not a gift of God or something that you must acquire, but it’s a state of mind and it comes from a sufficiency found only in Christ, but it’s not really a secret…it is learned.

     Paul wrote, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phil 4:11)...

     A godly contentment is not dependent upon circumstances or suffering. It is precious in God’s sight to suffer for doing good because “when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God” (1st Pet 2:20). See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12 

 

Trey Gowdy Getting Closer to World Problems & Political Conspirators – Bankers Next?  Finally, the American people have a politician who... does care whether the job one fills for the people in government is being used with integrity....

    “Justice for All.” ...  A change that has opened the doors to corruption greater than all the US wars put together. Acts that many would call treason have been allowed to go through and pass by the halls of Justice, until the Peoples Politician Trey Gowdy showed up with the Holy Spirit backing him up. (See video) See  "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12 

 

U.S. Christians' alarming choice: Betray faith or close your businesses: Carl and Angel Larsen operate... a video business that the Larsens want to include wedding videos. But... the recently amended Minnesota Human Rights Act, which forbids businesses to treat people differently based upon “race, color, national origin, sex, disability (or) sexual orientation.” Violation of the Human Rights Act could result in fines as high as $25,000 per incident. ... “All Americans should have the right to choose what messages they promote..." See In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

October 2017

Christian Aid Mission: Syrian Refugees Hope in Christ as Nightmare Deepens.

 

Christians on alert as Iraqi forces take over Nineveh Plains: Christians who have returned to the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq, three years after fleeing Islamic State militants, are on high alert now.... The Iraqi government has since started a military operation to take back areas controlled by Kurdish forces.... Since IS’s defeat, small numbers of Iraqi Christians have started to return to the towns and villages in the northern Nineveh Plains region.... [Please pray for them!]

 

Roy Moore: We Need to Make America 'Good' Again, We Have Forgotten God: ‘The judge who famously fought to keep the Ten Commandments monuments on state grounds in Alabama says America needs to be made "good" again and that God is the source of our morality, but Americans have forgotten Him. In a Friday afternoon speech where he made occasional rhymes and references to America's founding fathers before hundreds... Roy Moore, twice elected Supreme Court Justice in Alabama, decried the state of affairs in the nation.’ See "Blessed are all who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

Biblical Worldview 'Dropping Like a Rock,' Human History at 'Culmination Point': "I believe that we are coming to a culmination point in all of human history.... If you read the book of Daniel and Ezekiel and Zechariah and Revelation and the book of Joel ... we see the convergence of events that are happening," Bachmann asserted. "What that tells every one of us is we need to have our spiritual houses in order. We need to have our lamps full and our wicks trimmed. I think that we had a wakeup call, unlike any other call, this fall as to where America was at this particular time." See Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. Psalm 16:1

September 2017

The God of Israel Rules: The threats of the North Korean dictator are frightening indeed, and could well ignite a nuclear war, but they are part of a bigger picture of worldwide rebellion against the God of creation. On a more specific front, they’re a smokescreen for a potential Armageddon in the Middle East as Russian-backed Iran and its allies move dangerously close to Israel’s borders. See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny

 

Top 5 Biblical Scenes That Appeared in 5777 [Video]: For those who love the Bible and have the eyes to see, there is no greater pleasure than seeing its timeless stories come to life. 1. Biblical Pillar of Cloud Appears Over Golan, Proving Hand of God Protects Israel From ISIS.  2. Rare Red Heifer Eligible for Third Temple Offering Discovered in Mexico 3.  Exodus 7:18 Come to Life as Indonesian River Turns Poisoned Blood-Red...

 

Top 5 Biblical Scenes That Appeared in 5777 [Video]: For those who love the Bible and have the eyes to see, there is no greater pleasure than seeing its timeless stories come to life. 1. Biblical Pillar of Cloud Appears Over Golan, Proving Hand of God Protects Israel From ISIS.  2. Rare Red Heifer Eligible for Third Temple Offering Discovered in Mexico 3.  Exodus 7:18 Come to Life as Indonesian River Turns Poisoned Blood-Red...

 

August 2017

‘Is Christianity in America dying? “...yes, there has been a decline over the past thirty years, particularly starting in the last fifteen years,” Stone said. “We see a decrease in Bible reading and Bible mindedness, we see a decrease especially in church attendance, and we do see a decrease in affiliation.”

Pence And A Dozen Trump Cabinet Members Attend Weekly Bible Study: About a dozen leaders, including cabinet members, attend the weekly study. Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend as his schedule permits, and Trump receives a copy of Drollinger’s lessons...  See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12   

July 2017

My High Tower: Seeing the World from His (My Lord's) perspective: My strong Tower rises high above the ground, offering an entirely new view of earth and its people. Its lofty shelter offers me peace and safety in the midst of all kinds of struggles. Whether I stand at the top or hide within His impenetrable walls, the troubles and turmoil of the world cannot reach me. Jesus is that unshakable Tower. See In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

Trump to CBN: 'You Have the People I Love - Evangelicals': President Donald Trump expressed mutual appreciation for one of the more passionate segments of his base: evangelical Christians. "The evangelicals were so great to me," Mr. Trump declared in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with CBN founder and "700 Club" host Pat Robertson. See  In joy or pain, our course is onward still

 

Despite Continuous Attacks, Trump Getting the Job Done: The old saying that goes; “give ’em enough rope and they’ll hang themselves” has never been more accurate than in the lynching that CNN and other fake news media has inflicted upon itself. They bet ... on the Trump/Russia collusion story which has ... come up with zero. ... Since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, the closing stock market average has risen more than 15%.  

 

93% of UK Christians feel they are marginalized: A survey of 12,000 ordinary Christians in the UK has shown that 50% of UK have personally experienced prejudice because they are Christian, but this jumps to 70% among 15-19 year olds. The survey also found that 67% say they are unable to be open about their faith in the workplace, 80% believe Christianity is not given equal respect with other faiths. See God is our refuge and strength!

 

Religion: The foretaste of politics: ‘Alexis de Tocqueville was born July 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote a two-part work, “Democracy in America” (1835; 1840), which has been described as: “the most comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the relationship between character and society in America that has ever been written.” ... “Religion in America … must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country....

 

16 Facts That Prove That America Is In Deep, Deep Trouble: My hope is that we can wake the American people up while there is still time, and that we can return to the values and the principles that this nation was originally founded upon. Below are 16 facts that prove that America is in deep, deep trouble.... See Who shapes our conscience?

Preacher Found Guilty of Crime for Sharing Gospel, 'Jesus Only Way to God,' Says He Loves Muslims: ‘Michael Overd, the Christian street preacher who was found guilty of public order offenses for saying "Jesus is the only way to God," said in an appeals court Wednesday that he's not a hate preacher." See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

 

Transforming the World through Violence, War, Deception & Chaos: Today's America -- a nation accustomed to peace and comforts -- may soon face unthinkable turmoil, scarcity and lawlessness. ... But be encouraged! All these dangers make the promises of our sovereign Lord and Savior all the more precious to us: In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

 

The cup of America’s iniquity is full: I am just going to tell the truth, and I believe that people all over America are going to stand with me. And the truth is that if America does not turn back to God, there isn’t going to be an America. Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, close to 60 million American children have been murdered by the abortion industry. The blood of 60 million children is crying out.... Politicians start making compromise after compromise, and after a while they become spineless jellyfish that don’t really stand for anything. ... the federal government continues to give Planned Parenthood approximately 500 million dollars a year. See Victory

 

If there is still a question in your mind why Trump was elected and whether he "gets it" : He gets it on a grand scale…the salvation of western civilization itself. ... "Our own fight for the West... begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls… We must work together to counter forces... that threaten over time to undermine these values.” See  Victory

Just Like Our Founders 241 Years Ago, We Need To Unashamedly Declare That Our Rights Come To Us From God: Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? ...the 4th of July “is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.” Unfortunately, most Americans have never read the Declaration of Independence, and if a similar document was authored today it would be banned from our public schools because it mentions God four times. ...even our most cherished founding principles have become politically incorrect.     

Trump: Since Signing the Declaration of Independence, ‘America Always Affirmed that Liberty Comes from Our Creator’: “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people.”

A Christian Hero of the American War: ...the battle of Gettysburg there were many hundreds of wounded soldiers in the hospital, twenty-eight of whom had been wounded so severely that they required my services at once.... One ... was a boy who had been but three months in the service, and being too young for a soldier had enlisted as a drummer. ... When I came up to his bedside I said: "Young man, why do you refuse chloroform? .... He laid his hand on mine and ... said: "Doctor, one Sunday afternoon in the Sunday school, when I was nine-and-a-half years old, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. I learned to trust Him then, I have been trusting Him ever since... He is my strength and my stay; He will support me while you amputate my arm and leg." (Please read the rest of this heart-warming story!!!)

 

Biblical versus Cultural Christianity. This chart is an attempt to answer those who judge Christians by the atrocities committed in the name of "Christianity" through the ages -- including our own times. ... Biblical Christianity means being joined to Jesus Christ through faith in what He did for us at the cross, then allowing Him to live His life through us, so that others might know Him and see His love. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

 

Politician quits post after being bullied for Christian faith: A British politician has resigned as leader of his party after being bullied for his Christian beliefs, and activists at the Christian Institute are warning the development “is evidence of wider intolerance in British society.” ...the attitude that... all creeds should be tolerated except Christian beliefs is surging in the United States.

 

Christian High School Graduate Stands for Christ Despite School Administration: Almost every year we’ve run an article about one of the Christian students giving a commencement address and some way or another has defied the authorities and has given their testimony of Christ. At a high school in Pennsylvania... the graduate testifying of Christ drew cheers and applause for her stand. Watch what she says in this 3-minute video.

June 2017

Trusting God as Freedom Fades: What does the word "freedom" mean in the context of today's corrupt culture? Amoral license? A ban on Christian expressions of faith? Mandatory "tolerance" for homosexual lifestyles?  To conform young minds to the vision of global solidarity, pluralism must replace God's unchanging Truth. ... And propaganda for "social justice" seems more acceptable than loyalty to our sovereign God -- even in churches!  

 

Politician quits post after being bullied for Christian faith: A British politician has resigned as leader of his party after being bullied for his Christian beliefs, and activists at the Christian Institute are warning the development “is evidence of wider intolerance in British society.” ...the attitude that... all creeds should be tolerated except Christian beliefs is surging in the United States.

 

Christian High School Graduate Stands for Christ Despite School Administration: Almost every year we’ve run an article about one of the Christian students giving a commencement address and some way or another has defied the authorities and has given their testimony of Christ. At a high school in Pennsylvania... the graduate testifying of Christ drew cheers and applause for her stand. Watch what she says in this 3-minute video.

Superintendent Placed on Leave for Praying at High School Graduation: A Missouri superintendent... has been suspended for leading parents in a prayer of blessing over their children at a recent high school graduation.” See Trusting God as Freedom Fades 

Where's the Outrage Over the Killing of Christans? In the wake of the bombing of teenage girls in Manchester, now joined by the equally cowardly attacks on Saturday-night revelers in London Bridge and Borough Market.... (Please pray for endangered Christians!!

Shameful! Trump Nominee Attacked for Following Teachings of Christ: ...Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, was viciously attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders over his Christian faith. See Taking a Stand!

Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel":  Infiltration and deception have been tools of conspirators through the ages, and the Church has been a primary target! ... God warns us that "the whole world is under the sway of the evil one." (1 John 5:19) One of his most effective schemes is to redefine God's Word and divert Christians from His unchanging Truth.  ...today's world-centered church illustrates a different kind of service. Designed to please man rather than God, it trains its servers to hide the "offensive" truths of the gospel. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

 

Politician quits post after being bullied for Christian faith: A British politician has resigned as leader of his party after being bullied for his Christian beliefs, and activists at the Christian Institute are warning the development “is evidence of wider intolerance in British society.” ...the attitude that... all creeds should be tolerated except Christian beliefs is surging in the United States. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

 

The history and Biblical Themes of Hymns of the Church: Featherstone wrote the hymn My Jesus, I Love Thee when he was 16 years old, likely at the time of his conversion. He sent a copy to his aunt in California, and it was she who suggested he have it published. Reportedly, his descendants still treasure the original manuscript of the hymn. (So do I!)

 

Egypt's Coptic Christians Declare: 'We Take Pride to Die' for Jesus Amid ISIS Terror Attacks:  ...IS gunmen forced Christians on their way to a monastery off a bus on Friday, where they asked them to denounce their faith and convert to Islam. The Copts, including children, refused, which led to the massacre of 29 believers...

 

As the deer pants for the water

June 2017

What made the Titanic band keep playing, even as ship sank?  Since writing my book, “The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic”, the most frequent question I’ve been asked is why the Titanic’s eight musicians continued to play on the deck even as the ship was going down.

 

      "Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

     E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,

     still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to thee;

     nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!"

 

Only 17% of "Christians" have biblical worldview: A vast majority of Americans who call themselves Christians do not hold a biblical worldview.... Only 17 percent do, the survey showed. ...the research "found strong agreement with ideas unique to nonbiblical worldviews among practicing Christians." See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

German judges sanction Jew hatred: On November 10, 1938, 16-year-old Gertrude Rothschild was recruited by her rabbi to hurriedly enter the ruins of their synagogue in Konstanz am Bodensee to help gather up and bury the burned remains of their Torah scrolls, all that remained after the infamous night of violence, Kristallnacht. (Important history)

 

Texas attorney general fights to allow judge to open court with prayer: Mr. Paxton said hosting a prayer doesn’t violate the Constitution, so the judge should be allowed to continue. ... But Freedom from Religion says that still violates the Constitution’s Establishment Clause... See Trusting God as Freedom Fades 

Who we should really thank for our freedoms: Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the third Saturday in May. ... President Richard Nixon remarked on Armed Forces Day, May 19, 1973...: “Men and women who wear the uniform of our country are supposed to salute the Commander in Chief … but on this day, I... salute you, each and every American who serves in our Army, our Navy, our Air Force, our Marine Corps, and our Coast Guard. See Taking a Stand!

 For Every New Christian in the UK, 26 More Leave the Faith: Christianity may be on the rise across Asia, Africa and South America, but it is sharply declining in the United Kingdom. ...(But) "For every one person brought up with no religion who has become a Christian, 26 people brought up as Christians now identify as Nones," the study found. Nones are those who say they don't identify with any faith. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades 

Americans Love Jesus But Struggle With The Church: Decline in church attendance has been the focus of dire predictions for decades now.... Is this shift a long-term trend or simply a generational change likely...?  See Hope

 

29 Slaughtered Coptic Christians, Including Children, Were Asked by IS to Deny Faith in Jesus but Refused: ...the IS radicals apparently stopped the bus, made the victims walk out, and asked each of them, including the children, whether they were Christians. ...the victims "were asked to renounce their Christian faith and profess belief in Islam, but all of them — even the children — refused. Each was killed in cold blood..." See Taking a Stand!

 

Facts and Simple Math, Just Truth: ‘The Bible takes us from the very Beginning... "In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth." (Genesis 1:1) ...   

      God also added enough detailed information in His Word, so that all who are willing to listen and place their trust in Him will come to know when the times of "the end" draw near... ‘ See "Blessed are those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

Belief God created humans at record low: A record-low percentage of U.S. adults believe that God created humans in their present form.... Thirty-eight percent accept the strict creationism view compared with 38 percent who believe man developed with God's guidance and 19 percent think God had no role in man's evolution.... It's the first time since 1982 ... that belief in God's direct creation of man is not the most-common response. See Human Nature

 

Trusting God as Freedom Fades: What does the word "freedom" mean in the context of today's corrupt culture? Amoral license? Liberty to follow feelings rather than facts? A ban on Christian expressions of faith? Mandatory "tolerance" for homosexual lifestyles?  To conform young minds to the vision of global solidarity, pluralism must replace God's unchanging Truth. So seventh grade World History text books promote Islam and demean Christianity.... And propaganda for "social justice" seems more acceptable than loyalty to our sovereign God -- even in churches!

May 2017

Public School Employee Claims District Banned Her from Saying ‘I Will Pray For You’ to Co-Workers: Toni Richardson, who works as an educational technician at Cony High School... was told by superiors not to tell co-workers during private conversations that she would pray for them and to refrain from saying things like, “You were in my prayers.” ... She wants the school district to... let officials know that it is permissible to discuss faith in private discussion. "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

German judges sanction Jew hatred: On November 10, 1938, 16-year-old Gertrude Rothschild was recruited by her rabbi to hurriedly enter the ruins of their synagogue in Konstanz am Bodensee to help gather up and bury the burned remains of their Torah scrolls, all that remained after the infamous night of violence, Kristallnacht. (Important history)

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we do not look at the things which are seen -- but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary--but the things which are not seen are eternal!" 2 Corinthians 4:17-18     

Soldiers Fighting ISIS Say That God Intervened - Watch The Sky: ... when one group of Israeli soldiers got a brief break from the constant warfare, they had no one else to thank but God. ...in a place called Golan Heights, a strange weather phenomenon appeared. The clouds let loose a wall of clouds that blocked ISIS militants from attacking the Israeli soldiers. ... "This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did NOT cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel." See "Blessed are those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

Teacher Allegedly Banned Students From Wearing Crosses: A high school teacher in Tampa, Fla., has allegedly banned at least three students from wearing Christian cross necklaces... See  A reminder

 

Christian Pastor Detained in China for Singing 'Jesus Loves You': A Taiwanese Christian pastor was detained for singing the worship song "Jesus Love You" in Zhengzhou, Henan, in China, which officials there have branded as an "illegal religious activity."  "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 

The history and Biblical Themes of Hymns of the Church: Featherstone wrote the hymn My Jesus, I Love Thee when he was 16 years old, likely at the time of his conversion. He sent a copy to his aunt in California, and it was she who suggested he have it published. Reportedly, his descendants still treasure the original manuscript of the hymn. (So do I!)

German judges sanction Jew hatred: On November 10, 1938, 16-year-old Gertrude Rothschild was recruited by her rabbi to hurriedly enter the ruins of their synagogue in Konstanz am Bodensee to help gather up and bury the burned remains of their Torah scrolls, all that remained after the infamous night of violence, Kristallnacht. (Important history)

The Bible says: “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 forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7.14)

     But where is the Church, and where are her leaders calling us to pray? We now have the example set by South African Christians who responded to such a call by travelling hundreds of miles across the country to join an estimated 1.7 million people petitioning the God of Israel to intervene in their nation’s desperate problems with corruption at government level spiraling out of control. See Our God reigns!

The suffering Christian! "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we do not look at the things which are seen -- but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary--but the things which are not seen are eternal!" 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
      ...the apostle Paul writes thus about his affliction: Paul's afflictions were not, in themselves, light. ...It was only when he compared his present affliction with the glory that was so soon to follow--that it seemed to him light and short. Then he could say, "Our light affliction, which is but for a moment."

German judges sanction Jew hatred: On November 10, 1938, 16-year-old Gertrude Rothschild was recruited by her rabbi to hurriedly enter the ruins of their synagogue in Konstanz am Bodensee to help gather up and bury the burned remains of their Torah scrolls, all that remained after the infamous night of violence, Kristallnacht. (Important history)

April 2017

Midnight Approaches: “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3) The world today seems to be spiraling out of control. Amidst the ever-increasing carnage and chaos there does not seem to be any one person, group, country or international body with the ability restore calm, or even basic common sense.

 

Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable: ...Adeeb was watching a colleague in a simple home in Alexandria speak with the widow of Naseem Faheem, the guard at St. Mark’s Cathedral in the seaside Mediterranean city. ... the guard had redirected a suicide bomber through the perimeter metal detector, where the terrorist detonated. Likely the first to die in the blast, Faheem saved the lives of dozens inside the church.

     “I’m not angry at the one who did this,” said his wife, children by her side. “I’m telling him, ‘May God forgive you, and we also forgive you. Believe me, we forgive you.’ “How great is this forgiveness you have!”  "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

‘Spit on the Cross or Die!’: A Christian doctor who forfeited the chance to escape his Syrian village after ISIS had captured it because he wanted to stay and help the sick and needy... was kidnapped by the Muslim terrorists and ordered to renounce Christ for Muhammad. When he refused, they publicly slaughtered him.

    Similarly, after ISIS ordered another Christian youth in Syria to embrace Islam, he too refused and was slaughtered for it. His mother—who was prevented from burying her martyred son’s body—recalled that when ISIS first invaded their village, he reminded her of Jesus’ assertion in the New Testament: “If you deny me before men I will deny you before the Father.”

    ...ISIS raided the home of Zarefa... “They forced me to spit on the Cross,” she recalled. “I told them that it was not appropriate, that it was a sin.... I said to myself, ‘Oh, the Cross! I am weak, I will spit on you. But Lord, I ask you to take revenge for me. I cannot escape from this.’” See Trusting God as Freedom Fades  

The history and Biblical Themes of Hymns of the Church: Featherstone wrote the hymn My Jesus, I Love Thee when he was 16 years old, likely at the time of his conversion. He sent a copy to his aunt in California, and it was she who suggested he have it published. Reportedly, his descendants still treasure the original manuscript of the hymn. (So do I!)

Easter 2017, Christians ‘Most Persecuted Group in the World’: In many parts of the world, Christians gathering to celebrate Christ’s resurrection do so with the knowledge that any day their faith could cost them their lives as it has for thousands of their brothers and sisters. On Palm Sunday, twin bombings by jihadists at two Egyptian churches killed at least 45 worshippers and wounded more than 100 others. ...this was “an attack on Christians simply because they are Christians.” See Persecution

U.S. church not ready for what's coming: “Following Christ is not an easy road,” said McCandless. “It’s a blessed road, but it’s not an easy road.... In America, he said, “because we are blessed to worship with such freedom and to really walk with Christ, there’s no gateway at the beginning where you say, ‘I’m going to be persecuted if I follow Christ.'” “But in other parts of the world...you know you’re going to face persecution right off the bat,” he said. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

Jew and Sikh rally around Christian Marine who posted Bible verse: "...the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services affirmed the dismissal of former Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling, who posted the Bible verse No weapons formed against me shall prosper at her work station ... She was then court-martialed. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline: In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people cheered wildly as the then U.S. presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry... came to the center stage at “The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” ... Perry quoted from the Bible and preached about the need for salvation that comes from Jesus. (Keep reading)

Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches: Christianity is making a comeback in Europe – and it’s mostly thanks to Muslims.... A soaring number of Muslims... are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches.... See Our God reigns!

Appeal for woman stopped from praying… in her own home: Religious liberty in America, assured by the Constitution, became a battleground under President Obama when he ... insisted America wasn’t really a Christian nation and fined Christians for practicing their faith. President Trump has vowed to restore and protect religious rights... See God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 

The Journals of Jim Elliot: On October 28, 1949, [Jim] Elliot wrote these prophetic words in his journal: "One of the great blessings of heaven is the appreciation of heaven on earth. He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Six years later... at age of twenty-eight, Jim Elliot and four missionary comrades were martyred by Auca Indians ... "The Journals of Jim Elliot" ... a man in whom the Word of God permeated every thought. Not a decision was made that did not resound with the counsel of God's Word. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

The Slow-Motion Genocide of Egypt's Christians: “They are burning us alive! They seek to exterminate Christians altogether! ...they kill our children, they kill our women...!  Our children are terrified to go to schools....

    Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

March 2017

Appeal for woman stopped from praying… in her own home: Religious liberty in America, assured by the Constitution, became a battleground under President Obama when he ... insisted America wasn’t really a Christian nation and fined Christians for practicing their faith. President Trump has vowed to restore and protect religious rights... See God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 

The Journals of Jim Elliot: On October 28, 1949, [Jim] Elliot wrote these prophetic words in his journal: "One of the great blessings of heaven is the appreciation of heaven on earth. He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Six years later... at age of twenty-eight, Jim Elliot and four missionary comrades were martyred by Auca Indians ... "The Journals of Jim Elliot" ... a man in whom the Word of God permeated every thought. Not a decision was made that did not resound with the counsel of God's Word. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

The Slow-Motion Genocide of Egypt's Christians: “They are burning us alive! They seek to exterminate Christians altogether! ...they kill our children, they kill our women...!  Our children are terrified to go to schools....

    Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

Sudan Fears Muslims Will Be Led to Jesus, 'Declares War Against Christians':  A Christian pastor in Sudan says the government has "declared war against Christians" because it's fearful Muslims will be led to Jesus Christ, which is the reason why pastors are being imprisoned and churches are being demolished...

 

How Many Americans Have a Biblical Worldview?  Millions of Americans call themselves Christians, but how does their faith shape their worldview? ...just one out of every 10 were able to answer basic questions about the Bible and the faith.

Rider in a storm: Teen rides horse through snowstorm to help stranded truck driver: Eileen Eagle Bears, 18, and her horse, Mr. Smudge, made multiple hour-long outings in the middle of a snowstorm Tuesday to bring food to a truck driver stranded in his truck. (See Video)

Walking Four Miles Every Day for Water: One of their sons was seriously ill when they requested a visiting pastor to pray for him. God answered in a wonderful way and healed the boy completely. This miracle led the boy’s grateful parents to put their trust in Jesus! However, villagers stopped talking to them.... The believers then had no choice but to walk two miles—one way to a hand pump... and carry water back to their homes in large pots every single day.  Read the rest!

Former Secret Service Agent Warns Trump 'Not Secure' in the White House: A former Secret Service agent who served in the security details of both Presidents Bush and Obama warned on Saturday that President Donald Trump “is not secure in the White House right now as it stands.”  See Victory in Christ

21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS Honored for Refusing to Deny Christ: Relatives of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS in the infamous "A Message Signed With Blood to the Nation of the Cross" video are sharing the pain of losing their loved ones. ... One wife said that her husband "kept the faith, and was martyred in the name of Christ." See "Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

Jew and Sikh rally around Christian Marine who posted Bible verse: "...the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services affirmed the dismissal of former Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling, who posted the Bible verse No weapons formed against me shall prosper at her work station ... She was then court-martialed... (Please read the rest!) See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

Is the Demise of Christianity part of a Plan?  Throughout the Middle East, in most of Europe, and even here in the United States, the future of Christianity is becoming bleak. ... Christianity is the only major religion that is faith-based on the individual and not the collective faith of many others. ...over 200 million Christians in the world at risk of assault, imprisonment and torture. See Victory in Christ

 

Christian Oregon Bakers Lost Everything Before Even Going to Court, Now Their Voice Is Heard: They had ...been fined more than $135,000 and told they can't share their faith, all for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.... I couldn't participate in a ceremony that violates my beliefs," she continued... (But it ended well!) "Blessed are those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

February 2017

Virginia Police Attach "In God We Trust" To All Their Vehicles: The Bristol Virginia Police Department is declaring its Christian faith in a bold way. The officers are adding decals of the official U.S. motto, “In God We Trust,” to the back bumper or trunk of all 50 vehicles in the dept. ...“We just wanted to let these guys know we’re praying for them.”  See Our God reigns!

 "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose," wrote Jim [Elliot] in his journal shortly before his death.  Jim Elliot, along with four other missionaries, was butchered to death by the Auca, a remote Amazonian tribe in 1956. ... The tribe... killed the five missionaries... (But the courageous daughter stayed with her mother and told the tribe about their Savior's love!)

 

 

Trump's New CIA Director (said) "Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World": Mike Pompeo has now been officially confirmed as President Trump's new CIA director. ... An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is a well-respected figure in the national security community.”

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose," wrote Jim [Elliot] in his journal shortly before his death.  Jim Elliot, along with four other missionaries, was butchered to death by the Auca, a remote Amazonian tribe in 1956. ... The tribe... killed the five missionaries... (But the courageous daughter stayed with her mother and told the tribe about their Savior's love!)

 

Why Melania Trump Leading The Public In The Lord’s Prayer At A Rally In Florida Was A Historic Event: ...Melania stunned the entire world by slowly but carefully leading the crowd in the Lord’s Prayer..." See "God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Prayer That Affected American History: On Sept. 7, 1774, Rev. Jacob Duché, Jr., arrived at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia and read the 35th Psalm...: “Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me... Say to my soul, ‘I am your salvation....  John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: "...I never saw a greater effect upon an audience. See Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

Netanyahu Asks Rabbis to Pray for Trump: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the leaders of one of Israel’s most influential ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects last week, and asked them to pray for the success of US President Donald Trump.

Trump pledges to prioritize Christians as he freezes US refugee program: ...Trump pledged Friday to prioritize Christian refugees in the Middle East as he used his executive power to suspend the U.S.’s refugee resettlement program.... "We are going to help them. They’ve been horribly treated,” the president responded. See Trusting God as Freedom Fades

January 2017

Trump's New Executive Cabinet, Filled with Born-Again Christians: "Trump's inner circle should be a group of statesmen focused on prayer, faith, and a servant's heart. ...that's exactly what's happening."

Alert America! The Truth About Massive Network of ISIS Sleeper Cells IN Every State In America! 

Meet the Jews in Trump's administration: A total of 11 Jews have been appointed to President Trump's new administration. Most prominent among these are son-in-law Jared Kushner and ...contributor David Friedman. Trump won 24 percent of the Jewish vote.... See Jerusalem

Jews explaining why they believe Jesus is the Messiah...  Jews are suddenly searching for answers to the deepest and most important questions concerning life and death and God.... For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes...” (Romans 1:16) See Praise God!

 

Prayer That Affected American History: On Sept. 7, 1774, Rev. Jacob Duché, Jr., arrived at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia and read the 35th Psalm...: “Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me... Say to my soul, ‘I am your salvation....  John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: "...I never saw a greater effect upon an audience. See Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

Trump's New CIA Director: "Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World": Mike Pompeo has now been officially confirmed as President Trump's new CIA director. The US senate voted Monday, with an outcome of 66-32 in favor of Mr. Pompeo... An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is a well-respected figure in the national security community. See Victory

 

Radical Buddhists Destroy Sri Lankan Church but Christians Refuse to Stop Worshiping Jesus: ...the 12 Buddhist attackers, led by a monk, have been freed on bail after they destroyed the Kithu Sevana (House of Christ) in Paharaiya on Jan. 5, which was used by over 15 families and 20 other worshipers as a place to come together and pray. "No attack can stop us. We shall continue to love God..." ...the Christians have no desire to seek revenge.... Judgment belongs only to God..." See Victory in Christ

 

From Donald Trump's inauguration remarks: "So to all Americans... hear these words: Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. Together, we will make America strong again.... And yes, together, we will make America great again." See Praise God!

Alert America! The Truth About Massive Network of ISIS Sleeper Cells IN Every State In America!  We must all come together to surround President-elect Trump, his family, and his Team with support and protection.

 

Radical Buddhists Destroy Sri Lankan Church but Christians Refuse to Stop Worshiping Jesus and Gather Under a Tree: ...the 12 Buddhist attackers, led by a monk, have been freed on bail after they destroyed the Kithu Sevana (House of Christ) in Paharaiya on Jan. 5, which was used by over 15 families and 20 other worshipers as a place to come together and pray. "No attack can stop us. We shall continue to love God and pray under a tree," said Kamal Wasantha. ...the Christians have no desire to seek revenge.... Judgment belongs only to God..." See Victory in Christ

 

On Inauguration Day some thoughts on Obama's disastrous legacy, the Trump-Pence approach towards Israel & the Arab world, and prayers: ‘Let us pray the Lord shows great mercy to the American people by granting wisdom and discernment to the new President and Vice President and their families and team....

     A great turnaround is needed spiritually, politically, economically, and militarily. Americans, and the world, need this new administration to get the country back on track, to steer in the right direction, to stand tall with our allies and confront our enemies. ...Mike Pence will be taking the oath of office on President Ronald Reagan’s Bible.... the Bible will be open to 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,” said the Lord.

 

Evangelist Franklin Graham is saying... they failed to understand the hand of God at work: "Hundreds of thousands of Christians from across the United States have been praying.  See God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 

 

Trump's inaugural pastor getting blasted by 'very strong' hate: A Christian pastor who will be among the faith leaders at Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president is being flooded with messages of “very strong” hate....

     “Some are very, very strong in their emotions about me doing this,” (said) Bishop Wayne T. Jackson... “My job is a job to represent...the Bible... and the teachings of Jesus Christ." See Preparing for Persecution

A Call on All Christians to Defend The Birthplace and the Homeland of the Jewish People: We need ensure that the Old City of Jerusalem, the heart of Judaism for more than 3,000 years and the seat of Christianity for 2,000 years, will not be allowed to be Islamic...and very likely a terrorist one. In such a state, all polls show that the next vote will be to install Hamas...

December 2016

Jesus is alive! The tomb is empty! | Behold Israel: This Christmas we've seen an unprecedented uptick in persecution. Pastors, whose only "crime" is their Christian faith, face grave danger. American Pastor Andrew Brunson - a U.S. citizen - has been imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith.  See  A reminder

 

A Christmas Prayer: "During this Christmas season, may we be mindful of our Lord's abiding love and presence with us, His desire to minister to the needs of His suffering people, and His heart of mercy towards those who are spiritually lost and perishing."  See Praise God!

 

The Old Cross and The New:  "Unannounced and mostly undetected there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles.... From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life, and from that new philosophy has come a new evangelical technique -- a new type of meeting and a new kind of preaching...."

     “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” (Micah 5:2)  His “goings forth” had been “from everlasting.”