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God restores and redeems: an astounding update of attack on the African church

(March 19, 2017): Ibn Yakoobi was among the Muslim extremists who attacked those praying at an Assembly of Loving God (ALG) church of Bibles for Mideast in a central African country on Wednesday. .

The enraged assailants, armed with rods and swords, charged at those gathered and managed to demolish the church as believers gathered on the third day of a 21-day period of prayer and fasting.

At one point, Yakoobi attempted to kill Pastor Musthafa with his sword. As the original story relates, a massive warrior angel appeared, pulling the pastor to safety. When the church roof had been destroyed and a massive thunderstorm began to roar, a mysterious heavenly storm cloud kept the Christians dry and safe, yet pelted painful rain and hailstones on the attackers. [That whole story here: The storms of heaven in Africa: punishment for some, salvation for others]

Yakoobi was one of the more extreme and fanatic religious leaders of the local mosque, participating in all of its practices and activities. Yet neither he nor other locals, all Muslims, could deny the supernatural intervention of that day. While Yakoobi remained full of questions, many in the neighbourhood were softening in their attitudes towards Pastor Musthafa and the assembly, all former Muslims. Some, mostly women from neighbouring houses, had begun joining them for their prayer services over the next two days…. [read more]

The storms of heaven in Africa: punishment for some, salvation for others


(March 15, 2017)  A mob of Muslim extremists attacked the pastor and believers of a church of Bibles for Mideast in Central Africa today, coming at them with swords and iron bars and completely demolishing their church.  The group had been participating in the 21 days of fasting and prayer called by the Assembly of Loving God (ALG Church).

Pastor Musthafa, who also co-ordinates “Bibles for Mideast” in Central Africa, had been leading the 40 (mostly women) in attendance in prayer. Church members were taking part in the fast, now into its third day.

The pastor, his family and most of the believers had all once followed Islam. For the last two years, all have been avid but underground followers of Jesus… [read more]

…One man stabbed the pastor’s neck with a large sword.  But just as suddenly, Pastor Musthafa felt…

Christians Worldwide Proclaim Jerusalem ‘Undivided Capital of Jewish State’

On Tuesday, Christians for Israel International presented a “Jerusalem Declaration” to President Reuven Rivlin at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

The Declaration states that Christians acknowledge that the city of Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people as part of God’s covenant promise and expresses unconditional support for the governance of the undivided city as the capital of the Jewish State of Israel. In the coming months, this Declaration will be brought to the attention of churches and Christian organizations world-wide.

The delegation consisted of the organization’s International Board and regional and national directors from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania/Pacific, USA and Brazil…. [read more]

What’s so wrong with watching the movie Shack?

Should Christians be watching this movie? Is it truthful and does it stay with the bible word for word? If not then what does it give you? John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Can someone really be a Christian and believe in something else? Read our bible teaching on Christian, What Does This Mean?

Christian Mother and Son Arrested in Iran Bibles Seized in Crackdown

Persecution continues against Christians overseas as reports are now indicating that a professed Christian Mother and her Son were just arrested and their bibles seized in a new wave of persecution coming out of Iran. CBN News reports that Sani, a senior studying psychology, and his mother, converted from Islam to Catholicism and were both baptized in Turkey in August of 2006.  Sani reportedly viewed Christian satellite TV channels and spent much time online reading Christians books and other materials to strengthen his faith. Eliot Assoudeh, an Iranian-American academic at University of Nevada, told Fox News this “is very sad and concerning, especially as they both are dealing with health issues.

It’s been more than two weeks that Iranian authorities have not provided any news on them.” This report follows the recent reports coming out of Britain where three British street preachers was charged with public order offenses for preaching the gospel and offending bystanders. And then there was China where reports indicated that over 80 Christians were arrested for worshiping at underground house churches across the Chinese region of Xinjiang. This comes as a result of the recent crackdowns on Christianity that occurred around the Lunar New Year holiday in late January. [Full Source]

Gang stole ministry’s van, set it on fire, but Bible inside led gang member to Christ

His name is Agustin, and he lives in Argentina. Like most of Every Home for Christ’s global workers, Agustin doesn’t have a lot of money, and he works very hard for what he has. But like all of us, from time to time, Agustin is faced with a difficult choice. Is sharing the Gospel worth it? Should he even continue? After what he’d been through, many people would throw in the towel. But Agustin decided not to, and because of that decision, he witnessed how God can weave the tangled threads of devastation into a beautiful tapestry of grace.

It happened late last year when Agustin and several other EHC workers were evangelizing their gang-infested community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The team members were fully aware of the danger, but they were committed to sharing the Gospel with the gangs, drug addicts and prostitutes that control their neighborhood. However, what happened that unforgettable night would cause Agustin to question if the risk was worth the reward…. [read this amzing story]

A Rude Awakening Is Coming!

The West’s Real Bigotry: Rejecting Persecuted Christians

“Unfortunately, the West has rejected the idea of solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, prioritizing diplomacy based on oil interests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the United States, Britain, and France have largely ignored the persecutions of the Christians of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan, while rushing to save the oil-rich Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as besieged minority Kurds, Bosnians, and Kosovars. To this day, American troops in Iraq reportedly do not always intervene against the persecution of Christians, perhaps not wanting to be seen as ‘siding with the Christians’ and thus provoke retaliation.”

“Indigenous Christians in Iraq and Syria have not only been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State and other Islamist groups, but also their applications for immigration to Western countries have been put on the back-burner by, shamefully but not surprisingly, the UN.”

1 Peter 1:20 It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you.

The one focus of believers is Jesus Christ. The God of Christianity died for the sins of all. As a believer in Jesus the Christ we are certain that we will spend eternity in heaven with God…. [read full article]

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