- Shamrak.com - Take a close look at this PRESENT DAY MAP of the
Middle East in which you can see that 22 Arab and/or Muslim [Iran is not
considered Arab] nations completely engulf Israel. Can anyeone explain how "expansionist Israel" has
"taken over" the Middle East? The Arab countries occupy
640 times the land mass as does Israel and outnumber the Jews of Israel by
nearly fifty to one.
I’ve made a life choosing to posture myself
with people in the margins.
I did this to model the life Jesus lived.
Completely on purpose, Jesus hung out with people who were not
of the “mainstream.” People who made “normal” people
uncomfortable. People who don’t know their place in society—or
who just don’t care.
I remember a good picture of this in my life
when I took two of my friends from the margins of Downtown
Eastside Vancouver to Missions Fest Vancouver. Although it was
just down the street—it was a lifetime away in social status.
Once we were seated, my friend Annie thought it a good time to
spread out her collected “butts,” spreading them out on the
carpeted floor so she could roll a few nice new smokes while
everyone was busy singing hymns. My other friend Stephanie was
so bored that she simply kept looking around at everyone and
asking, “How do people sit through this?” which I think was
less a ruse and more a genuine question coming from her.
There is a saying in my family, “Luck is for
pagans.” My nine-year-old son grew up saying it and we find it
hilarious most of the time—awkward at others. The most
striking thing about his response is realizing how much we use
the term. It seems superstition laced with fatalism is running
rampant in the world—even in the Christian community.
While speaking with a Christian woman the
other day about a trying circumstance, she responded, “Oh
well, whatever will be, will be.” Really, I thought? That’s
the best we’ve got?
The other familiar string of fatalism is the
idea that God wants us to go through every difficult situation
for some cosmic reckoning. I know a recovering drug addict who
has been horribly abused by nearly every male figure in her
life. She recently told me that she knows God allowed it all
to happen for a reason.
But what reason would God have to allow one
of his children to be abused? Now, don’t get me wrong, I
believe with my whole heart that God can and will use
absolutely everything and redeem it all for his glory. But God
never allows horrible things to happen for some kind of divine
reason. Horrible things happen to us for many reasons. Among
them are sin, death, evil, the enemy who seeks to kill, steal
and destroy. Life isn’t fair, but that is never how God
intended it to be.
"Millions of Muslims all over the world are giving their lives to Jesus Christ, and in many instances this is happening because of dreams, visions and other supernatural encounters.
Recently I have been writing a lot about the decline of Christianity in America and about the judgment that is about to hit our churches.
Fortunately, the decaying state of the church in the United States is only a small part of the overall story. In other areas of the globe, Christianity is experiencing absolutely explosive growth even in the midst of horrendous persecution.
This is particularly true in Islamic nations, where we are seeing things happen that could have come straight out of the Book of Acts."
Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators
discipleship program, used a slogan to fuel his movement:
Think big. Start small. Go deep. It’s something I read very
early in my ministry and it resonated within me. The problem
I’ve discovered in most people’s lives is not their inability
to dream or to envision—we’ve got vision statements and
dreamers aplenty. The real crunch happens when our dreams hit
reality—we’ve got to figure out a strategy for our dreams in
order to see them come to fruition.
If we are praying for God’s Kingdom to be on
earth as it is in Heaven, we have to take our dreams and
visions (particularly the ones that Jesus spelled out for us)
and actually make them happen in the here and now. We need a
strategy for this side of Heaven. This is where Trotman’s
little slogan becomes very useful.
One of the obstacles in achieving our vision
is that we often dismiss the “smallness” of starting the work
required to make it happen. The Incarnation (when Jesus was
born as a baby in Bethlehem) is a great example of starting
Please pray for the North Korea's four types of peoples
Pregnant women who fall into the north korean prison camp, by force
abortioned by kicking belly, by force abortion operations , by opening
bellies directly by knives of officials (like people of Ammon did to
child in Gilead) , by Neolttwigi(like Korean-seasaw) on her belly by
other two prisoners , by force labor, by longtime giving shape of the
'hands of the clocks' which official ordered (until fetus is dropped
with blood discharge) , by force injection to her abdomen, and please
also pray for me about 'smashing their belly with lumber of
2) And fetuses in her .. which should die without any resistance
3) And disables,and disable babies who should forced to carry ' 49th ward ' , killed and used as a guinea pig
And Small children , everyday suffering 12 hours hard labor, night
beaten by other adult prisoners, night sleep at a square meter toilet
because they have no power,eating mouse head remnant which adult
prisoners have eaten and remained (because they only have 600g corn for
food per a day)
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I remember when I woke
up for the very first time. I was in prison for being a car
thief and a drug addict – I was really messing up my life. A
Salvation Army lady came to visit me, refusing to give up on
me. She put her arms around me and whispered, ‘I love you.’ I
was so dead on the inside, so asleep to real life, I didn’t
even hug her back. As she left my cell, I remember shouting
after her, ‘You didn’t even bring me a smoke, man?’ But later,
alone in that cell in Toronto, Jesus himself visited me. I
can’t fully explain it to this day, but he did exactly the
same as the Salvation Army lady did. He put his arms around me
and said, ‘I love you.’