Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Christians, in the last 80 years or so, have only been seeing things as bits and pieces which have gradually begun to trouble them and others, instead of understanding that they are the natural outcome of a change from a Christian World View to a Humanistic one; things such as over-permissiveness, pornography, the problem of the public schools, the breakdown of the family, abortion, infanticide (the killing of newborn babies), increased emphasis upon the euthanasia of the old and many, many other things.

All of these things and many more are only the results. We may be troubled with the individual thing, but in reality we are missing the whole thing if we do not see each of these things and many more as only symptoms of the deeper problem. And that is the change in our society, a change in our country, a change in the Western world from a Judeo-Christian consensus to a Humanistic one. That is, instead of the final reality that exists being the infinite creator God; instead of that which is the basis of all reality being such a creator God, now largely, all else is seen as only material or energy which has existed forever in some form, shaped into its present complex form only by pure chance."
Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer - 1982

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Christina, kidnapped by ISIS
ISIS escorted Christina’s Christian family, as well as many other residents, to the Khazar checkpoint and told them to leave and never return.
The girl was last seen by her mother crying and sobbing as a heavily bearded ISIS fighter carried her away.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Much of Iraq’s Christian population—halved and halved and halved again since the 2003 U.S. invasion—now finds itself shoved into the Kurdish corner of Iraq with nowhere else to go but cities like Erbil and Duhok, cities isolated from the rest of the country and surrounded by mountains with limited transit routes. War in Syria, hostility in Iran, and a closed border to Turkey all leave the Christians forced from Mosul and Nineveh Plain this summer with next to no options—and so they have crowded into church courtyards, sleeping in streets and parks, living out of tents or on open ground. 

Are we continuing to pray for our brothers and sisters, lifting their arms as they fight the good fight of faith,  or have other more "pressing" matters drown out their cries for help, and crowded out their tears?

Could this happen in America?  Yes!! -  And should God allow it, would we wish christians in other nations to be as faithful to pray for us as we have been to pray for the persecuted church in Iraq and around the world.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

An URGENT prayer request from a brother in Iraq.

"... praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints."  Ephesians 6:18 

The following is from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). 

 "We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay.

Prayer cover needed!"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"I liken our current generation in the West to that final Babylonian party. We have become so proud of our technology and innovation that we have indulged in a long (post-World War II to present), riotous, cultural party, casting off our former religion, experimenting with drugs (legal and illegal), psychology, Eastern religions, atheism, and sexual immorality. Many modern people are oblivious to the manifold dangers we face and completely caught unaware of the ruin, temporal and spiritual, that looms before us.

But the handwriting is on the wall. For all who have eyes to see and ears to hear"

From a book I highly recommend, A Sword On The Land
By a pastor I have followed for many years,
Pastor Bill Randles

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"I will rejoice in thy salvation."—Psalm 9:14.

"True salvation is of God because it draws toward God. If thou hast God's salvation, thou art being drawn towards thy heavenly Father, nearer and nearer every day. The ungodly forget God; the awakened seek God; but the saved rejoice in God.

"Salvation is of the Lord," from first to last. He makes the rough draft of it, in conviction, upon our conscience; he goes on to complete the picture; and if there be one touch in the picture that is not of God, it is a blot upon it. If there be anything of the flesh, it will have to be wiped out; it is not consistent with the work of God. Of God is it in all respects.

I will enter heaven with this upon my heart and upon my lip,' I will rejoice in thy salvation!"

To read this wonderful sermon by Charles H. Spurgeon in its entirety, please visit -

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why do we not cherish God the Father and His Son as we should?

Why do we not worship and adore Jesus Christ, our Saviour as we should?

Why are we so easily pulled here and there, tossed and turned, we’re up, we’re down, Why?

I am of the firm opinion that we do not worship, cherish and adore God because we see ourselves as more righteous than we are. Seldom do we acknowledge how full of sin we really were, failing to realize that without Him we are lost in our own sin. Perhaps we don’t realize just how much Jesus has done for us or have been saved for such a long time that our past is has been dimmed and we have become complacent and satisfied.

I could go on and on and on, but I will stop here and ask a favor of each of you.

Take a minute to “remember when”. Be honest with who you were BC “before Christ”. Acknowledge your sin, Own your sin, be broken by what you were - and then truly worship, cherish, adore and then be broken as you realize just what your salvation cost God’ Son --- and then REJOICE in the Salvation of Jesus Christ, appreciate and love Him, never forgetting from where you have come.

"I will rejoice in thy salvation."—Psalm 9:14.