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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…

Jesus appears to jailer in Middle East, leading to release of imprisoned pastors

cross-bibleTwo pastors conducting a Bible study for new believers in an underground Middle East church were beaten, arrested by police, and taken to a secret jail. But after Jesus appeared to an official at the prison, their situation changed dramatically.

“Police brought us to the religious (Shariah) court,” Pastor Irshad* told Bibles4Mideast. “We were accused of blasphemy charges against the prophet, as well as misguiding Muslims into a false religion. The court ordered we be imprisoned, and we were taken to a secret jail run by secret police.”

During the first few days in prison they received harsh treatment. “The jail wardens brutally beat and persecuted us,” Pastor Irshad recounted.“They tied our hands up through the hole of a steel bar which forced us into a bent position while they beat us.”……

…….After three days, he had yet another dream. Jesus appeared before him and said, “My children are being tortured in your jail. I leave them before you. My children are the apple of my eyes.”…. [read more]

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]

The Answer by Hal Lindsey

Frustration… rage… condemnation… confusion… fear.…  To many, it feels like we’re in the middle of a massive and growing storm with a funnel cloud forming in the sky above our heads.  Temper tantrums — with stomping feet, held breath, pointed fingers, and raised fists — are not the answer.

But there is an answer… and He has a name.  Jesus.

Jesus was a Man of perfect humility.  He’s the One who said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5 NKJV).  But He was also perfectly honest about His identity as God the Son sent from heaven to save us.  Just look at some of the remarkable things He said about Himself…. [read more]

Who Is Worthy To Open The Scroll

Revelation 4 and 5 are one theme, which is the worship of God. In Revelation 5 John sees something that he had not seen which was, John sees the open hand of God and their is a scroll (book) in His hand.

Revelation 5:2 “A strong angel asks “And I saw a strong angel announcing in a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the scroll? And [who is entitled and deserves and is morally fit] to break its seals? 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth [in the realm of the dead, Hades] was able to open the scroll or to take a [single] look at its contents. 4 And I wept audibly and bitterly because no one was found fit to open the scroll or to inspect it.”

Revelation 5:9 “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” 11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” 14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Once John sees the scroll, he hears “who is worthy to open the scroll”? The answer, no one and because of this John began to weep so strongly he could be heard. Why was John weeping and what did this represent?

We find the answer in the Old Testament which tells us about the scrolls. In Jeremiah 32 the Lord tells Jeremiah to buy land and legalize the transaction. The way they legalized it was to write the details on the inside, the conditions on the outside, and seal it with seven seals. The scroll could only be opened by someone who was of the proper authority….. [read more]

When Jesus Is Silent

“But Jesus gave her no reply, not even a word. Then his disciples urged him to send her away. “Tell her to go away,” they said. “She is bothering us with all her begging.”Matthew 15: 23 (NLT)

Have you ever felt like the Canaanite woman who cried out to Jesus on behalf of her daughter? “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is possessed by a demon who torments her severely!” Matthew 15:22(NLT) She cried. She pleaded. She was frightened and desperate to find help for her daughter. Making it worse, those around her tried to silence and dismiss her.

The Bible says, “But Jesus gave her no reply, not even a word.” … [read more]

Billy Graham Answers: Are We Living in the End Times

While the Rev. Billy Graham has repeatedly warned against making predictions about when the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will take place, he says the End Times question people should be asking themselves is whether or not they are prepared.

Evangelist Billy Graham speaks during a dedication service on the campus of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte, North Carolina May 31, 2007.

In a Q&A published on Tuesday by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the renowned evangelical preacher was asked whether the last days are already here.

“I’m in my 70s, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a confused world as the one we’ve experienced during this year. Are we maybe living in the last days before Jesus returns?” inquired the person.

Graham responded with a warning about predicting the exact time of the end of the world, noting that human beings have no way of knowing when it will happen…. [read more]

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