Monday, January 31, 2011

Pray for Egypt. Here are some prayer points suggested by one of my colleagues who ministers throughout the Middle East:

  1. Pray that God will use the events of the last two weeks (starting in Tunisia and leading to today's growing tensions in the region) to create spiritual hunger in the Arab World.
  2. Pray for the situation in Egypt.  Pray that God will accomplish his purposes while restraining the violence.  We have two missionary families in the country with whom we have been unable to communicate for the past 36 hours due to the government-imposed Internet and cell phone blackout.  We're sure they are safe and keeping their heads down as both have experience living in difficult and dangerous places.
  3. Pray for the safety of missionaries and national Christians throughout the area.
  4.  Pray that the new governments that are being installed in Tunisia and Egypt will offer greater religious freedom than their predecessors and that this will lead to the growth of the Church in the Arab World.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

just for laugh

Love these new applications of the old "Candid Camera" idea. This one shows the power of suggestion pretty well, doesn't it?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hermeneutics lesson

Why are fire trucks red?

Fire trucks are red because newspapers are red. Newspapers originally cost 25 cents. Half of 25 is about 12. 12 inches are in a foot. A foot is a ruler. Queen Elizabeth was a ruler. Queen Elizabeth was also a ship. Ships are in the ocean. Fishes are also in the ocean. Fish have fins. Fins fought the Russians. Russians are red and that's why fire trucks are red. They are always rushin' around.

"Back to our Hebrew roots," or back to Judaism? (Part 2)

A few years ago, I received a flyer from a fellow minister issuing a call to return Christianity to “its Hebrew roots.” It read as follows:
Imagine that you are in a conference setting. It is the opening service and there is an attitude of expectancy in the air. As the lights dim, the audience begins to grow quiet. At the back of the auditorium four men dressed in Old Testament priestly garments enter the room bearing a replica of the Ark of the Covenant on their shoulders. A man in High Priestly robes blowing a long silver trumpet precedes them. They are followed by a band of worshippers blowing shofars. As the trumpets and shofars sound, the Presence of the Almighty immediately fills the room to a physically palpable level. A roar of praise and worship begins to well up from the congregation. Because God Almighty has been invited, many miracles are instantly manifested. Healings occur without the laying on of hands. There is wholesale deliverance of demonic oppression because darkness and light cannot dwell in the same house. 
For the next two hours there is vibrant praise and rejoicing in the Presence of the Lord! There is no break in intensity as wave after wave of God’s Glory fills the room. For the next two days there is extensive teaching and hands on training on Biblical Restoration of Church Government & Restoration and Understanding our Hebrew Roots. Apostolic principles are taught, as well as transitioning from the Pastoral to the Apostolic. New Testament application and explanation of the Hebrew Feasts are given. 
What has been described is the vision of HaShomer Ministries…. God has commissioned them to be a part of this end-times restoration ministry. They have dedicated their lives to see that this message is brought to the Church in a timely manner. Throughout the conferences there will be vibrant worship, anointed preaching and teaching, prophetic impartation, as well as dynamic manifestation of the Presence of God.

What do you think of this?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A touching story of an old father, son and a sparrow

Interesting video I saw on a Facebook friend's wall. Thought I'd share it here as well as in FB.

"Back to our Hebrew roots," or back to Judaism?

I was reading some comments on a blog this morning, which recommended, "We need to get back to our Jewish Roots and biblical feasts. They need to be celebrated and done according to Scriptural pattern." This reminds me of the the Back to our Hebrew Roots movement, to which I responded with an essay titled, "'Back to Our Hebrew Roots,' or Back to Judaism?"

It's too long for a single blog posting, and I don't want to take the time to break it down into a series of postings. So if you want to read it, go here:

Monday, January 17, 2011

God Will Take Care of You

This has to make you smile, just for the cuteness. And if you believe the words, the effect will be even better.