Daily devotions


HISTORY in Maps. Israel & "Palestine"

  Israel  + Jordan  "Palestine" Before 1923
    - 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.

Read more HERE.

A Spiritual Survival Guide For The Suburbs

by Major Danielle Strickland in JAC online

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.

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Luck Is For Pagans

by Major Danielle Strickland

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.

Read more on JAC online HERE.

Dreams And Visions Of Jesus Fueling Muslim Conversions To Christianity

- Prophesy News Watch -

"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."

Read more HERE.


Think Big. Start Small. Go Deep.

by Major Danielle Strickland

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 small....

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Prayer request

I Just received this prayer request in an e-mail:
May I request prayer on here?
Please pray for the North Korea's four types of peoples 
1) 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 officials'...
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
4) 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)
more informations please watch the Youtube below , Thank you.


Wake up!

- Danielle Strickland in JAC online - 

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.’

Read more HERE.