Saturday 28 October 2017

Prayer Requests

Today's Prayer Requests

Tausha Miller |  would like prayer for my daughter Lauren whom is out on the streets suffering with addiction, afflictions such as mental illness . Please pray that we hear from her and that the Lord lifts her up and out of the mess she is in and sets her feet on a rock and the same prayer goes for my cousin kamone. ease pray that God continues to heal me sensory and short term memory and empowers me and blesses ,me to complete all tasks/jobs that he has called and allowed me to do. In Jesus name amen. Also my grandmother Ann's legs have been swelling and she need supernatural release of all the fluid in her legs and a relief from a painful lump in her shoulder. Please pray for all of our health. Thank you and God bless. I'd like to pray for the salvation of everyone I work with. amen


vijay aggarwal | Plz pray for money in abundance for a comfortable life

Michelle Celillo |  Praying for peace and to sell our home as we make our final move. God bless. Thank you.

Jews Speak Up For Christians

 A relatively new sensation has appeared on the Middle East scene by means of Jews standing up for persecuted Christians.

It’s an honest wonder, considering the outrageous history of Jewish persecution at the hands of the ‘church’ throughout the centuries. But it is also inevitably a warm reaction to the growing worldwide support for Israel among Christian people, particularly in Africa.

Thereby, keen to build upon this expanding friendship, the Israeli government has recently hosted an unprecedented media summit in Jerusalem for Christian journalists from around the globe.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the opportunity to speak up for embattled Christians in Iran and neighboring Syria. “Christians today are generally lashed for sipping wine during prayer services,” he said, “brutally tortured for doing nothing rather than practicing their faith. Some world leaders are likely to ignore this oppression and appear to appease Iran, but I am not one of them.”
Yes, even majority of the Western church is silent over the issue, apparently indifferent to their suffering.

Canon Andrew White, referred to as ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ and also speaking in Jerusalem, asked why, adding: “Here we see Jews standing with us, but where is the Church?”

White saw most of his large congregation murdered during the crisis that followed the invasion of Iraq, and countless Christians have been compelled to flee in the face of the Islamic State advance.
Will this weak reaction to the plight of persecuted Christians reflect the flabbiness of our faith? Do we simply fail to comprehend what it must be like because we are so comfortable and therefore not able to recognize what suffering for Christ means? Generally, we are not even prepared to defend what we believe - for the gospel and also the truth of the Bible - if perhaps we should be charged with ‘hate speech’ or ‘homophobia’.

Although some indeed have spoken out and paid dearly for it, the rest of us are generally fearful into silence as we retreat into our holy huddles. However, if we can’t stand reduced heat now, in what way will we fare once the temperatures are turned up and we are called to experience the sort of persecution Jesus predicted for his followers?

“Be alert,” he warned. “You will probably be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues…You will probably be hated by everyone because of me, however, the anyone that stands strong to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 10. 17, 22) Many Christians remained quiet while Jews were taken away to the gas chambers and, although now a little bit more secure in their very own state, they are still in very serious danger, and therefore we mustn’t neglect them this time around. Nevertheless, they are ready to help us! 

It’s moment to forsake cowardice and accept the kind of bravery which Christians in some regions of the world are having to exhibit in bucketloads. Consider the believers in Iran, for instance, where Mr. Netanyahu drew the media’s attention. Regardless of the danger of following Jesus there, 20 Iranian Christians recently nailed their colors to the mast in a mass baptism. “I’ve been anticipating this moment for nearly nine years,” said one convert. “This was my wish before I die,” said another. Christianity is expanding thereby extreme measures amid reports of Muslims encountering Jesus through dreams and visions. “We have actually been praying for a long time that Iranian people believe in Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus) and get baptized. Now this dream is coming true,” said a convert whose brother was murdered for his faith in 1994.

Yet another tremendously high-risk country to be a Christian is in North Korea, where believers are practically gathering in holes in the ground, much like the faith heroes of old had done according to Hebrews 11.38.

A missionary friend of mine occasionally travels to some part of Africa that is certainly equally dangerous, infested since it is by the Al Shabaab terror organization. Due to this fact, some Christians are forced to sleep in the forest! But my friend was resolute to bring comfort directly to them with his inspiring teaching skills, so he made his way there despite Foreign Office warnings avoiding the region, and the fact he was not able to even be protected by travel insurance for that part of his journey. In addition to that, he nearly died from being infected he picked up on his last trip to the area!

That takes bravery, but he said it was worth it just to see the sheer joy on the faces of his brothers so happy and encouraged by his visit.

I conclude with the heartwarming story of Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela who, due to the courage of his religious convictions, declined the possibility of reaching the semi-finals of an ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Tour event. Just eight minutes into the deciding set, he realized it was almost sunset, which marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (the holiest day of the year for Jews). So the 32-year-old informed the umpire of his decision to retire and left the court.

The match was originally scheduled for Yom Kippur itself (i.e. the next day) but was changed to commence ahead of the fast following demand from Israeli tennis officials. Unfortunately for Dudi (ranked 77 in the world), his quarter-final clash went to three sets and couldn’t be finished in time.

The Day of Atonement, when Jews seek forgiveness for sins committed throughout the last year, is finally fulfilled by the coming of Yeshua, their Messiah, who atoned for our sins through his death on the cross as the perfect Lamb of God. (Isaiah 53.6; 1 John 2.2)

The Book of Acts: Small Group Study Review

The Acts of the Apostles; Study Guide Summary

Through small group study at my local church (Life Church), we've recently concluded the study on "The Acts of the Apostles" using Acts (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides).

ACTS by N. T. Wright


The Acts of the Apostles is an exceptional piece, hence its an important book of the New Testament. It alone offers an intensive view of early church life and history.The book focuses on the acts of two apostles, Peter and Paul. And it also provides the continuation “of everything Jesus began both to do and teach” (1:1).

It provides the acts Jesus achieved after His ascension, through the Holy Spirit, in establishing the church. Saint Luke obviously follows the Great Commission in expanding this theme, showing the commencement in Jerusalem, the outreach to Judea and Samaria, and also the spreading to the faraway city of Rome (1:8).

And Luke's Story

The name of the book of Acts originates from the Greek word praxis, a term often used in early Christian literature to refer to the good accomplishments of the apostles or alternative remarkable believers. This name correctly demonstrates the contents of the book, which is actually a compilation of the lives of key apostles (specifically Peter and Paul) in the years right after Christ’s ascension into heaven.

Luke’s recognition as the author of this work was unquestioned all through history. It indicates an obvious advancement from the gospel according to Luke, picking up precisely where that book ended. A historical prologue to Luke’s gospel suggests that Luke was first a follower of the apostles after which became close with Paul.
This really is the way the book of Acts unfolds, starting with Peter and finishing with Paul. Luke even started to speak in the first person plural in the latter part of Acts, while he traveled the Roman Empire alongside Paul (Acts 16:10).

The Importance of the Book of Acts?

The book of Acts is considered the only biblical book that chronicles the background of the church soon after Jesus’s ascension. Consequently, it gives us with a useful record of ways the church was able to expand and spread out from Jerusalem throughout the entire Roman Empire.
Within thirty years, a small number of frightened Christ-followers in Jerusalem became an empire-wide phenomenon of people who had devoted their lives to Jesus Christ, ending on a high note with Paul on the verge of making the gospel towards the greatest government official on the land-the Emperor of Rome.

Breaking It Down

Acts could be beautifully broken into two segments, the starting dealing mostly with the ministry of Peter in Jerusalem and Samaria (Acts 1-12) while the Ending following Paul on his missionary journeys across the Roman Empire (Acts 13-28). Acts is important for chronicling the spread out of the gospel, besides geographically but also ethnically and culturally.

It points out the switch from bringing the gospel to the entire Jewish audience-with Peter speaking to a few people in the Upper Room-to the gospel going among the Gentiles, mostly under the ministry of the apostle Paul. The switch is best illustrated by Peter’s vision where he heard a voice telling him, “What God has cleansed, will no longer consider unholy” (10:15).

This led Peter to then share the gospel with so many Gentiles. The lesson? God wants His message of hope and salvation to increase to all people-“in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and also to the remotest part of the earth” (1:8).

Applying The Book

What chances for sharing the gospel are you able to take advantage of in the occasions are available? This question should ring through your mind while you study through the entire book of Acts. In practically every chapter, apostles, for instance, Peter and Paul powerfully present the gospel to persons and groups of people.

The apostles shown in Acts stood out with evangelistic energy, showing an eye-catching transition from the often misguided disciples of the Gospels. Clearly, the apostles’ faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus produced an obvious change in their hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Many times, our individual lives usually do not reflect that kind of change. We battle with fears over how others will deal with our faith or with breaking away from our own routine considerable enough to invest in the life of another person else who needs the gospel.

Allow Acts to inspire you to walk more closely with God so that you will make Christ’s name known with all the boldness and the enthusiasm of the apostles.

Lastly, Luke wrote to demonstrate to the Roman world that Christianity is not a subversive political movement. In comparison to some of the Jews of Judea, Christians had not been wanting to overthrow Rome. However they spoke of a different King and rejected the emperor as “lord,” they submitted to political authority.

Nevertheless, the apostles were often imprisoned, they were constantly exonerated. In some cases God Himself intervened; in other cases the governmental authority did, But every time they were vindicated.

Holy Bible

Big thanks to Emerald study group members; Bro Ong, Sis Crystal, Bro Richard, Sis Joanana, Elder Denny, Sis Iris, Bro Kevin & Sis Siet-Choi

Thursday 26 October 2017

Costi Hinn called his uncle's theology "twisted."

Benny Hinn's Pastor Nephew Slams Prosperity Gospel

The pastor nephew of televangelist Benny Hinn has slammed his uncle's promotion of the "prosperity gospel" and urged "real pastors and real churches" to "stand up and say 'No, that is not Christianity."
In an HLN exclusive interview with Carol Costello, Costi Hinn, executive pastor at The Mission Bible Church in Orange County, California, called his uncle's theology "twisted."

"If you take the Bible and you take what Jesus taught and you take some of the promises of heaven and the riches of heaven and the wonderful glories of heaven and you make them a new thing, then you really have a model for your best life now."

"That's really not the heartbeat of Christianity," he continued, "the heartbeat of Christianity is, if you have wealth, you want to be generous and rich in good works. If God has blessed you with a lot, you have a great responsibility."

Prosperity gospel, as defined by the Lausanne Theology Working Group, is the teaching that "believers have a right to the blessings of health and wealth and that they can obtain these blessings through positive confessions of faith and the 'sowing of seeds' through the faithful payments of tithes and offerings."

The prosperity gospel, Hinn said, is particularly dangerous to those living in impoverished nations who give the last of their money to prosperity preachers in hopes that they will receive material blessings.

"You put a guy on a platform in a really nice suit in a very beautiful auditorium and he'll tell a whole bunch of Americans, 'if you do this, and do this, and do this, you'll get this.' And God is like your magic genie," Hinn said.

"If you rub Him right and do all the right things, your bank's going to grow, you're going to get that promotion, you're going to get that woman that you want to marry, that perfect man, your life is going to be perfect, because that's what God wants for you."
Hinn urged "feal pastors and real churches" to "stand up and say 'No, that is not Christianity. That's not what the Bible teaches.'"

Hinn emphasized that the Gospel includes the good news of hope and the bad news of the reality of sin for people in all walks of life.

"Our job as preachers and pastors is to give the whole story," Hinn said, admitting that growing up, he was "greedy" and "very ambitious for all the wrong things." He shared how his family was "living the dream," with flights on a G4 or G5 private Gulfstream airliners, layovers in Monte Carlo, and stays in hotel suites that cost $25,000 per night.

"We were teaching things that were wrong. We were taking advantage of [people], exploiting the poor, using our greed, squeezing every last dollar out of people so we could live the way they could never," while using Jesus to do that, he explained.

Thankfully, Jesus has forgiven him of his sins.

"Jesus died to forgive my sins. He loves me just the way I am in all my mess and all my greed. And if I commit to a change He'll meet me right where I am. And He did. He changed my heart and I just had no taste for it anymore. I did not want that life."

Benny Hinn, 64, is considered the author of a variety of inspirational Christian books, along with his thirty-minute TV program This Is Your Day is among the world’s most-viewed Christian programs

Evangelist Nick Vujicic in Ukraine

Over "400,000 souls gave their to Jesus at Life Without Limbs Tour in Europe

Limbless evangelist Nick Vujicic has thanked God after his team observed 400,000 people repent of sins and start their spiritual journey with Jesus in a recent event in Ukraine.

"The greatest event our team at Life Without Limbs has witnessed and perhaps the biggest event ever in Europe - 800,000 individuals the main roads and streets of Kyiv Ukraine! Thank God," Vujicic said on Facebook on Tuesday.

"400,000 repented of the sins and started their spiritual journey with Jesus - Now LWL celebrates the witness of just one million decisions just to walk with and trust God in everything face to face, he added.

Vujicic, 33, also stated he later stopped in Russia on his evangelism tour, where he remained for 40 hrs.

"Regrettably I wasn't able to meet the President this trip but we still plant seeds of affection, love, and hope across the nation until some unique doorways are available to share - appreciate your support," he wrote in an update.

Vujicic was born without legs or arms, and it was given no medical reason behind this problem. Regardless of the challenges, he's faced, he's today a global-famous inspirational speaker and author.

Stated on the Life Without Limbs website, Vujicic said he began his ministry to inspire other people who, like him, have faced "numerous challenges and obstacles," to understand that with God, anything can be done. Everything is possible.

"Life Without Limbs is about discussing this same hope and genuine love which I have personally familiar with people around the world, Inch he stated. "It has been stated that doorways available to a guy without legs and arms a lot more easily rather than other people, we thankfully for supplying that privilege. I have been asked into very unpredicted places to talk about my belief in Jesus and literally millions have responded."

The evangelist stated he's traveled to in excess of 63 countries to talk about the gospel, and the "finest pleasure within this life would be to introduce Jesus to individuals I meet and let them know of His great desire to get at knowing them personally by permitting and allowing Him to be their Lord and Savior."

"Due to the ministry of Life Without Limbs, God has utilized me in numerous schools, places of worship, prisons, orphanages, hospitals, stadiums as well as in face-to-face encounters with folks, letting them know how very precious they're to God," he stated. "It's our finest pleasure to make sure people who God comes with an agenda for every single life that's significant and purposeful, for God required my life, one which others might disregard as not getting any significance and that he has filled me together with his purpose and demonstrated me he intends to use me to move hearts and lives toward Him."

Your Testimony - God’s Story in You

You have a story and if your story is God’s story in you, then that story is a testimony and can be a powerful witness for Jesus Christ. Sharing your story requires thought but no special training. “You are an expert on what happened to you!” And you can share your testimony anywhere with anyone and give them the “reason for the hope that is in you.”

You can share about Jesus Christ through your story - what God has done for you, what He is doing, and how you have experienced his grace and goodness in your life.

Here’s a question for you: Are you Ready to share your faith story with others and how God’s story has transformed your story?  please use the contact us form or send an email via

Sunday 22 October 2017

Prayer Requests

Today's Prayer Requests

Lijy | People to hear the word of God and get away from idol worship and pagan festivals. Even Christians are following or celebrating Hindu festivals with the rebellious mind to accept the truth. India is dangerously promoting Hinduism with the indirect support of government.

Alta Young |  pray for me and my boyfriend because we are in love with each other but everyone is trying to tear us down and get in between us. I dont want to lose him. We are also trying to have a little one and I pray that God can give us a beautiful gift from him. We both really need prayers for our relationship and ourselves please keep us both in your prayers. Have a blessed day and thank you!!


Laren Hacker | Please pray for my father-in-law, Edwin Vance. He has fallen VERY ill and has been in the ICU for almost 3 weeks! It's very touch and go with him but our family, his family, cannot lose him. He is a big part of our lives. It can't be his time to join the Lord, it's too soon. We need to come together at a time like this. We all need to pray. Thank you.

vijay aggarwal | Plz pray for money in abundance for a comfortable life

Christians Hospitalized After Hindu Mob Attacks

Christians Hospitalized After Hindu Mob Attacks Indian Church During Sunday Worship

Two or more Christians happen to be hospitalized and therefore are in critical condition following a Hindu mob attacked and desecrated a church worship service in India Sunday, the number one Christian persecution watchdog group has reported.

Worldwide Christian Concern, an America based NGO dedicated to promoting for persecuted Christians, has reported that the mob of approximately 300 Hindu radicals interrupted Sunday service in the Bastar for Christ Movement Church found in the Jasapara village within the Dantewada District of India's Chhattisgarh Condition.

Witnesses told ICC the mob beat the boys, ladies and kids of the congregation and pulled them from the building. The extremists allegedly required the worshipers renounce their belief in Christ. However when the Christians declined to do this these were beaten with sticks.

The mob set fire towards the church's furniture as well as stripped a few of the Christian women.

As many as nine worshipers were seriously hurt.

Based on ICC, Raju Sodi and Sangeetha Kartami hurt their heads and hands and were rushed to some local hospital. These were later delivered to a government-run hospital in Dantewada once they were considered to stay in critical condition.

Local police didn't initially cooperate and declined to file for a study concerning the altercation after being accustomed to the incident through the Christian community. Additionally, local Christians told ICC that Hindu radicals had filed a police report from the Christian community prior to the attack happened.

Based on the organization, it required over 24 hrs of protests held through the Christian community prior to the police department recognized the situation, and it is unlikely that participants within the radical mob are going to be arrested and attempted in the court.

"The attack on Jaripara's Christians is inhuman and highly condemnable," an anonymous local pastor told ICC. "These attacks are appearing around the backdrop from the condition elections which are nearing. The [Bharatiya Janata Party], who's in power within the condition, causes it to be even more simple for the Hindu radicals to keep the hate campaign against religious minorities for that political gains."

As Open Doorways USA ranks India as the 15th-worst nation on the planet with regards to Christian persecution, the organization finds that occurrences of Christian persecution in India have skyrocketed within this past year.

Based on Open Doorways USA reports, there have been over 410 occurrences of Christians being harassed, threatened or attacked for his or her belief within the first six several weeks of 2017. In comparison, there have been as many as 441 occurrences as reported by Open Doorways USA set for the whole of 2016.

"Once the Christians are beaten through the extremists, they receive injuries totally on their heads or their vital parts of the body. The assaulters don't care when the person dies of the attack," a nearby partner told Open Doorways USA in August. "They already know they're not going to be punished by the government (and therefore the judiciary) will require their side. In the majority of the cases, the assaulters go unpunished."

Open Doorways notes that the rise in persecution in India "had not been so outstanding" and may come as Pm Narendra Modi and also the BJP has been in power at the federal level. The BJP is basically considered the political arm of the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

"The government pm belongs to the BJP and that he categorically denies Christians or any other minorities are now being persecuted," Open Doorways USA reports. "Throughout a tv program, he stated he's no understanding from the burning of places of worship or other kinds of persecution."

ICC's Regional Manager William Stark stated inside a statement that attacks on Christians Indians as well as their places of worship have become "a nearly daily occurrence." He stressed that Christians in India "seem like second-class citizens."

"Hindu radicals across the nation appear to possess received a large berth by local government bodies to pursue their hate campaigns against Christians along with other minorities. This lack of ability or unwillingness to safeguard and enforce the legal rights of Christians must end," Stark asserted. "While Article 25 of India's metabolic rate guarantees full religious freedom for those citizens, the possible lack of India's enforcement of the freedom leaves Article 25 as just words in writing. India's leaders should do more to confront the problem of accelerating religious violence."

Business Ethics and Christian Faith

Business Ethics and Christian Challenges

The relationship between Business ethics and Christianity has become a trendy subject in the contemporary context. This consideration must have been as a result of a quest in assessing possible factors capable of influencing business ethics and environment. Many suggest that Christian faith and business ethics are two parallel entities capable of ruining the benefits or true practice of the other. Others insist they are common and wholeheartedly agree with each other.

We can begin by defining the two terms and properly evaluating the intercepting points of Business ethics and Christianity. Before assessing if there’s positive correlation as alleged by many or a full disagreement. Business ethics are measures or principles applied in business for its growth and the best interest/satisfaction of the stakeholders, shareholders, and the business community. Christianity refers to the life of Jesus, the Son of God. Christians are known as the believers of the Son of God who practice the same life like Him.

The Ten Commandments

It can be deduced that business ethics are not explicitly subjecting any businessman or woman into a deviancy from Christianity since it has no specific outlines of contrary activities. However, when business standards are established for only profits, it would be accepted that business ethics may involve cheating, greed, dishonesty, and negligence of trust or others of its kind which are not in concordance with the Christian faith.

Without being bias in Christianity, business ethics include
• Honesty
• Loyalty
• Accountability
• Integrity
• Impartiality
• Trustworthiness
• Respect and concern for others
• Law Abiding
• Commitment to Excellence

The mentioned business ethics above, however, are fully in concordance with the Christian faith. Aside from those mentioned above, there are other business ethics which promote Christian challenges in the corporate world. These challenging ethics are either induced by the business stakeholders, shareholders or business environment. To an extent, some business requires illegal activities before success can be recorded. However, some of this business ethics are fabricated by the operating individuals to enforce business profit regardless of the religious views or Christian ideology to those decisions.

Christian challenges in the corporate world

The corporate world is more centred at profit-making, and being in the position to participate in a business environment can be challenged by many factors. Aside from your personal decisions to ensure stability to your business and to enforce growth, business supervisors can also contribute to these challenges. Not mentioning those from subordinates.

Let’s recall that Business ethics are measures to ensure the business growth. It does not make a necessary account for the legality of the measure. Hence, some of the ethics not promoting Christianity include the following.

Sales of services or products not supported by Christian faith

Some business ethics necessary in making more sales of a product or services may imply an introduction of a complementary product, which is not endorsed by the Christian faith. These complementary products or services sometimes serve as the principal means of selling. While they remain a service Christians cannot support, it leaves them with practising below the required ethics to flourish in such business. Some of these products or services may include the use of prostitutes to promote brothel business.

Contrary demands from business shareholders or Stakeholders

In business ethics, shareholders contribute to every decision carried out to maintain its growth. But profits are usually prioritized as against religious views or positions. Operating as a Christian business manager may become more challenging when the stakeholders demand that some contrary actions are taken to favour the business growth instead of integrity and honesty. A good example of this position may be operating with an expired license for a certain period, delivering an alternative or substandard product in place of the customer’s demand by changing the pack, etc.

Product hoarding to create inflation and exorbitant profit

Another business ethics by most business owners which are highly beneficial especially when they lack competitors is to hoard the products or make it scarce in the area to enforce a new price. This leaves the consumers no choice but to secure the product or services since they would have to travel a considerable distance for anything similar. Hoarding nullifies trust, integrity, honesty, accountability, among others.

Overcoming business ethics not in accordance with Christian faith

The most assuring way to overcome business ethics that are not in concordance with Christian faith is first to accept that they are wrong and not to be practised. This strong disagreement with the wrong ethics gives you an edge to the right position (1 Thessalonians 5:22).

Christian faith and business ethics are not to be treated separately by any Christian. Rather, Christianity should superimpose every business ethics to be adopted (Proverbs 3:6, Matthew 6:33). Irrespective of the profit assured by a contrary business ethics, Christians should understand that business environment and ethics should also serve as a medium of teaching salvation. Christians should not forget that every practice awaits rewards. Hence, only good foundations can stand the test of time.

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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Prayer Requests

Today's Prayer Requests

Debbie boswell | plz pray that my health gets better I was in a coma dec/Jan and wasn't expected to live. my legs don't want to do stand/walk I'm bedridden at the moment I can move my legs now. I need to get better to go home to be with/help my daughter with my 5 grandkids (2 sets of twins) thank u amen

Rebecca Gibson | I have 5 children none are living with me,three are with my sister and they suffer abuse,one is with her father,my other baby was born to God,I miscarried. My prayers request is this,
I pray that my children learn to keep God first in all they do.
I pray they never loose insight on whose in control,God..
I pray that my sister and her husband quit abusing my children and fully open their hearts to God.
I pray for the father of my child to let me see my daughter. I pray for me and my partner to have a closer walk with Jesus and to not stray and to continue to have faith that God will cover my children with the blood of Jesus and protect them from any and all harm that comes their way. My kids names are Curtis Davis jr. Candace Davis,Conner Davis.and Gabrielle Gibson. Thank you and God Bless

Edmund Krzeminski | In the King James Bible, Ezekiel "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." O God, please help us and teach us to build a wall [of prayer] around the USA, Canada and Poland.
Are you ready to stand in the gap, where God is the Helper and Teacher? Please pray that Poland, the USA/Canada would overcome for: (The Acts 26.18).* Poland, pray for freedom from dead religion to saving faith in God through Jesus Christ as the Saviour and the Lord by grace only,
* the Church in the USA, Canada  Pray for repentance and cleansing of the church--Matt. 3.12 "Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." * my family:1. Stir up the hearts of my family for ministryfor me, my wife Dorothy, our daughter Ann, and our sons Peter and Daniel - "..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24.15
Pray God's will and wisdom for me and my family; I ask God for great wisdom in school for Daniel, and for Edmunds work situation, for Dorothy and Peter (also God's direction for his life) and Ann (Ann needs a husband), 3. God's order in my work. I ask God for great wisdom at my work. Blessings and the knowledge of Jesus Christ for my bosses. Thank God for the continuation of my work.Edmund Krzeminski


KK | Help me pray against spirit of backwardness and stagnation

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The Scripture And Marriage; Some Biblical Verses

"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." Mark 10:9

There are numerous Bible verses that offers guidance for when it comes to marriage. God instituted marriage as a sacred vow between a man and a woman.

Biblical verses about marriage and love gives married couple the opportunity to share their thoughts and sentiments, although other feelings may fall short. Sometimes only a very carefully chosen scripture will be enough, Here are some you can use in your marriage and love to express the joy, passion and happiness that you feel toward your spouse while paying recognition to your Christian faith.

                          Scriptures: King James Version (KJV)

-Song of Solomon 8:6-7

6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

-Genesis 2: 22-24

22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

-Proverbs 5:18-19

18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

-Romans 12:10

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

-Proverbs 12:4
4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

-1 Peter 3:7

7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

-Proverbs 18:22

22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

-John 15:12

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

-Proverbs 19:14

14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord.

-Proverbs 20:6-7

6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

-Ruth 1:16-17

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

-Proverbs 31:10

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

-Ephesians 5:22-33

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

-Deuteronomy 24:5

5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

-Matthew 19:4-6

4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

-1 Corinthians 7:1-16

1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

-Colossians 3:18-19

18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

-Hebrews 13:4-7

4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

-Malachi 2:14-15

14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

-Colossians 3:14

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

-Ephesians 5:25

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

-Ephesians 5:25-33

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

-1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

-Ecclesiastes 4:9

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

My prayer

Our heavenly Father, The God that designed and instituted marriage;

I pray that you grant every couple true understanding & love for each other.

Let them be filled with faith and trust.

Give them grace to live with each other in peace and harmony.

May they always bear with one another's weaknesses and grow from each other's strengths.

Lord Jesus, Help every couple to forgive one another's failings and grant them patience, kindness, comfort and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.

May the love that brought them together grow and mature with each passing day.

Bring them closer to You through their love for each other.

Let their love grow to perfection in Jesus glorious Name, I pray.


For Marriage Prayer and Prayer Request
1 John 5:14-15
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Share as we fortify the Institution of Marriage as ordained by God

Friday 6 October 2017

Prayer Requests

Today's Prayer Requests

Anthony Munyamai | I believe in Jesus Christ as my provider. Kindly pray for me to overcome life burdens to get a stable job I be able to provide for my family consistently and have peace of mind and support God's work. Thank you.


Holly | Our power is getting turned off and we can not come up with the money the power company wants not all at once.

Michael Rotimi | Please kindly join me to pray for my total victory over all my household enemies.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Ways to Pray for Las Vegas

3 Ways to Pray for Las Vegas: It’s a Powerful (Not Political) Act for Christians

Prayer is not an empty gesture; it's how Christians first respond to tragedy. - ED STETZER

This morning, most Americans are waking up to news of another mass shooting-this time in Las Vegas-and, this time, the worst in our country’s history.

We will sit in front of the TV, our regular morning routine put on hold as we see the all-too-familiar images of police setting up barricades, victims being evacuated, and a slowly increasing casualty count scrolling across the bottom of the screen. In our shock, we often default to news consumption, waiting on every bit of information:

Who was the shooter and why did he do this?

What about the wounded?

What does this mean moving forward?

What needs to change in our country?

These questions are important questions, but let me propose for Christians that after we have learned of the shooting, we turn away a moment from news consumption and turn towards prayer.


I wrote in response to San Bernardino that prayer is often depicted as “not enough” or, even worse, as political posturing. But Scripture both models and teaches that prayer is central to the Christian life. Regrettably, #ThoughtsAndPrayers was already trending this morning on Twitter, but not in a good way.

Some will criticize politicians for their prayers today, calling them to action. But, I’m not a lawmaker and I think prayer is action. Not the only action needed, but a good one right now in this moment.
I don’t know all the details and I am not in Las Vegas, but I do have a heavenly father who hears my prayers as I cry out to him.

Here are three things you can pray for this morning as you process these news stories.

1. Pray for the Victims

As of this morning there are at least 50 people dead and over 200 injured. As was the case with Orlando, San Bernardino, Newton, and others in recent memory, mass casualty attacks invariably leave a wake of destruction. And, if we are honest, in addition to feeling sadness, we are angry. Indeed, if we look at Scripture, we find that this response is normal.

As those who want to see God’s kingdom come here on earth, our anger is a reflection of how things are not right in this world. In fact, our anger can spur us on to greater love and deeper prayer for God’s healing and shalom to come during times of great tragedy like this.

As we recognize our anger, we then pray with an attitude of confession and expectation. Nehemiah’s prayer in chapter one is an example of one receiving terrible news of devastation far away. He started his prayer and fasting by confessing his own sin. He then gave himself to the task and expected that God would empower him to be a blessing. So can we.

So we pray for healing for the survivors and for their loved ones. We ask God to bring not only physical and emotional healing, but spiritual assistance. This spiritual assistance takes many forms-words of encouragement from believers spoken at the right time and in the right attitude, reminders that we have a God who cares for us and who himself is familiar with great pain, etc.

2. Pray for Our Civic Leaders

In the political division we face, praying for our civic leaders can be difficult for many of us. This past week has been a good example of that.

Of course, people will bring lots of issues to these conversations. But, when a national tragedy occurs, before we begin arguing about who is right and wrong and why this happened and how we can stop it, we first sit in the pain and weep with those who weep.

Indeed, questions of mental health, gun laws, and the source of the hate are, indeed, appropriate questions to ask and discuss. But 1 Timothy 2:1-2 actually commands us to pray in intercession and thanksgiving for “kings and all those in authority.” Leading through crisis is harrowing and can be magnified by everyone looking to you for answers. The president, Congress, and local law enforcement are not only grieving as we are, but are responsible to lead in the aftermath.

Regardless of our political divisions and how personally difficult it is to pray for certain civic officials, our faith demands that we submit ourselves in humility to praying for our leaders. You can join me in praying for Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, and President Trump.

Pray honestly and fervently for their wisdom in navigating the treacherous roads ahead. Pray that they’d make wise choices for the safety of our nation and its people. Pray that they would have wisdom and discernment during the crisis so as to bring unity and leadership to those in need.

3. Pray for Las Vegas Churches

Las Vegas is often known as “sin city,” and (surely) some fool will say this is the judgement of God, forgetting that Bible-belt Houston was just hit with a hurricane. And, of course, some in the media will make that person that no one has ever heard of into a nationally prominent voice.
As Christ-followers, our place is not to judge, but to humble ourselves in unity with our brothers and sisters who are grieving.

We must pray for the churches in Las Vegas to be ministers of the gospel in the midst of this loss. As Paul asked of the early church in Colossians 4:3, we must pray that God would open a window for us to share the love of Christ in the midst of the pain. Just as God’s church has led the response to hurricane relief, pray that it would now again be a light in Las Vegas. They need all of our encouragement and support during this time.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I visited with my friend Vance Pitman of Hope Church in Las Vegas. Their church has been, as their name says, a bearer of hope for many years in Las Vegas, but that word takes on new meaning now.

And many other churches will bear that hope as well. And, we pray they will.

Going Forward on Our Knees

Now, we must do more than pray. Issues, some controversial, must be addressed. But, all of us can agree to pray in this moment.

Let’s pray for comfort for the hurting, echoing the words of Paul speaking of God, “who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (2 Cor. 1:4).

Then, we can pray the words of Jesus: “Thy kingdom come, thy will done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). Clearly, the world is not as Jesus desires it to be, and we pray for him to make all things right. God’s kingdom is one that is holy and right and without pain and suffering. Lord Jesus, this is what we long for today and always.

Maranatha. Come quickly, Lord, and fix this broken world.

For us, #PrayForLasVegas is not a political act. It’s actually a powerful one.

Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, is executive director of the Billy Graham Center, and publishes church leadership resources through Mission Group.


Christian Leaders Respond to Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

Deadly Las Vegas Shooting: Christian Leaders Responds

At least 50 people were killed and 200 injured were injured at a shooting that took place at a concert at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas on October 1. This horrific shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history.

In the wake of this tragedy, Christian leaders have called for prayer, shared their empathy with the victims and their families, and spoken about actions to be taken to prevent such tragedies from occuring again.

Author and speaker Beth Moore tweeted: 

In terrors of hell, let an increasingly disembodied Body of Christ be embodied again: warm skin to hold, serve & weep with the traumatized.

- Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) October 2, 2017
Oh Las Vegas. We are sorrowing & praying for you. Psalm 7:9 echoes from my morning reading: "Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end."

- Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) October 2, 2017

Author Bob Goff tweeted: 

We're sad with you Nevada.
To all families and victims, we're holding you close.

- Bob Goff (@bobgoff) October 2, 2017

Journalist Jonathan Merritt tweeted:

My heart is torn in two at the news of yet another mass shooting. Offering prayers is not enough, but it is a good place to start.

- Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) October 2, 2017

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore tweeted:

The reports from Las Vegas are horrifying. Praying for the victims, the city, and for those who will minister in the aftermath.

- Russell Moore (@drmoore) October 2, 2017

The Rev. Franklin Graham tweeted:

Pray for the families of those killed and for the 100+ wounded in a shooting rampage last night in #LasVegas. #LasVegasShooting

- Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) October 2, 2017

Pastor Craig Groeschel tweeted:

Heartbroken over Vegas. Longing for the day when God wipes away every tear and there is no more death.

- Craig Groeschel (@craiggroeschel) October 2, 2017

Ethics and Religious Liberty Commision leader Daniel Darling tweeted: 

Heartbroken over Vegas. Longing for the day when God wipes away every tear and there is no more death.

- Craig Groeschel (@craiggroeschel) October 2, 2017

Writer and speaker Rachel Held Evans reflected on the impact of this shooting in light of other similar U.S. tragedies:

Struck by how every mass shooting forces us to revisit the trauma of Sandy Hook & the failure of moral will our acceptance of it represents.

- Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) October 2, 2017

Join us, as well as these Christian leaders, in praying for Las Vegas. 


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