WAYS OF LIFE
For quite some time already, there are several incidences that show the proceedings of the end times, as predicted by Jesus Himself and other scriptures in the Bible: persecution, natural catastrophes, false teachings, even false Christs. And of course, also the increased work of the Holy Spirit.
Persecution begins at such very points, where intolerance blinds people. The so-called "political correctness" is the biggest intolerance I've ever come across! Christian persecution is building up more and more all over the world. The so-called "tolerance" here in Europe, especially in Germany, has come to that extreme that our own Christian identity is lost. Believing in Jesus is seen as fanatism which has to be kept low. In the USA, this "tolerance" has come even farther, where public places displaying Christian smybols and even public prayers are facing lawsuits.
Yet people look away, just as they do in countries like North Korea, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and others where Christians are imprisoned, tortured and sometimes kept even worse than murderers. With statements like these here, I don't want to open hard discussions (this is already done at other places with no results) - I just want to draw everybody's attention to reality. The correct answer to this is NOT BY FIGHTING against all that, but BY TURNING BACK TO GOD and accepting His solution for our salvation in JESUS CHRIST. In Matthews 24, Jesus is predicting incidents like these, also natural catastrophes that are becoming worse than ever before (take the tsunami of December 2004, earthquakes, floodings, hurricanes), wars, etc.
Notice: this is NOT God's "punishment". No matter whether man-made or natural catastrophes, it all derives from a fallen nature that needs redemption. But God can allow and use those things as to His will. As we say here in Germany, God can write very evenly on the most crooked ways. What we see are those things that He allowed to pass. But we don't see what He has prevented us from! This is why God made us know that those who don't have the Holy Spirit don't understand His message (1 Corinthians 2). And like Jesus said, we are to be alert. We can rely on the fact that He has overcome this world (John 16) and that we can live in His victory (1 Corinthians 15)!
We are still in times of grace, but I am pretty sure that time is short. We have to get out of our comfort zones and publically proclaim WHO is Lord of Lords! We cannot avoid things from happening, but we can tell people of how they can avoid getting lost! As our Creator, God is THE one who can oversee things much better than anyone of us ever could. Therefore, it is my concern that people learn to trust Him again, Him who loves us so much that He gave the ultimate sacrifice so we might get the possibility to relate to Him again! But He does not force anybody into anything, this is why everybody must decide for him or herself.
In this link here, I will upload articles with contents like this whenver I find them, from different sources. And also articles on what God is doing these days, because the increase of the work of the Holy Spirit is also a sign of the last days!
|God Multiplies Food In Uganda
Revival Happening In Algeria
Clinically Dead Boy In Heaven
Trucker miraculously survives being lifted up
into a tornado
God Miraculously Multiplies Meat
After An Angel Visitiation Girl Gets Healed
An Argentina Prison Full Of Christians!
Dead Baby Raised After 27 Hours
More Than Dreams
Dead Woman Comes Back To Life
Plane "Crashes" Safely In A Field With
Revival in Algeria
Rabbi's Note Reveals Name Of Messiah
Thousands Come To Faith In Mexico
"Spiritual Bomb" Hits Fiji
Peruvian Terrorists Coming To Christ
Colombian Guerilla Becomes Pastor
Faisal Malick - Former Sunni Muslim heard the audible voice of God!
watch all three parts of this amazing testimony!
Stranded Woman Survives Seven Weeks in Wilderness with Her Bible and Small Amount of Food
by Teresa Neumann, Breaking Christian News BNC, May 11, 2011
"We prayed for a miracle, and boy, did we get one."
On Friday, May 6, hunters found the couple's car with Mrs. Chretien still alive inside of it.
(Vancouver, B.C.)It's inconceivable to imagine being stranded alone in the wilderness for nearly two months, but that's exactly what happened to Rita Chretien of Canada.
News reports state that Chretien and her husband Albert were driving from their home in British Columbia to a trade show in Las Vegas on March 19 when they got lost and stuck in mud on a remote forestry road in northern Nevada.
According to the report, she survived by drinking melted snow and rationing a small amount of food as she read her Bible.
To date, her husband, who set off on foot to find help, has reportedly not been found.
The Chretien family is said to still be hopeful. "We were praying for a miracle," said their son Raymond, "and, boy, did we get one. We are praying for another."
Incidentally, the name "Chretien" in French, means Christian.
Watch a video report here, provided by "The Globe and Mail"
The great man of God, David Wilkerson,
was killed in a car accident
April 27, 2011
New U.N. Resolution on Religious Freedom Drops "Defamation" Concept
Jerry Dykstra, Open Doors USA, April 1, 2011
Although the new resolution is significantly improved over the defamation resolution, Open Doors USA is still wary of how OIC member countries treat religious minorities. Open Doors will be monitoring whether or not the countries implement the stated ideals of the new draft.
(Santa Ana, Ca.)Last Thursday the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a new resolution on worldwide religious intolerance while taking a significant step away from the controversial, restrictive "Defamation of Religions" resolution.
The new resolution refers to the Charter of the United Nations, reiterating the right to freedom of religion or belief. The resolution also reaffirms the positive role that the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression has, while expressing concern about incidents of intolerance, discrimination and violence against persons based on their religion or belief in all regions of the world. Read more...
March 29, 2011
A most revealing article on the backgrounds to the question of the nations in Middle East -
facts that are not often mentioned in this era of 'political correctness':
Myths and Facts
"The Jews have no claim to the land they call Israel."
"The March of Remembrance 2011"
Breaking Christian News BCN, News Release, March 29, 2011
Christian groups, large and small, will hold their own March of Remembrance observances in cities all over the world on May 1, 2011.
for The March of Remembrance. The marcha one mile prayer walk in observance of Yom HaShoah (the Day of Holocaust Remembrance)will commence at 4pm on the grounds of the National Mall and will conclude at the Capitol building.
A special "March of Remembrance" on the DC Mall will be held on April 30th and the following daymany will participate in various marches of remembrance around the country.
On April 30, 2011, Christians from around the world will gather in Washington DC
Immediately following the walk, Holocaust survivors and distinguished speakers will address the crowd from a stage on the Capitol building lawn. There, they will give brief testimonies and address issues of remembrance before lighting six candles in honor of the six million Jews who died in the Shoah. Read more...
I simply cannot understand why this is boiling up again in my country...
I feel horrified by it and ashamed of my people...
Poll shows widespread antipathy for Israel in Europe
ICEJ, Newsletter March 16, 2011
A German think tank on Tuesday released a report aimed to study the increasing levels of anti-Semitism in a range of selected countries across Europe. On the question "Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians," 47.7 percent of the German respondents agreed, while 63.3 percent of the Poles said that Israel is seeking to obliterate the Palestinians. On the question, "I can understand why people do not like Jews," 35.6 percent of the German respondents answered in the affirmative, followed by 35.9 percent for Britain, 41.1 percent for the Netherlands and 55.2 percent for Poland. According to Dr Clemens Heni, a German scholar who has studied the phenomenon of secondary anti-Semitism, "the new anti-Semitism is spread not just by neo-Nazis, but also by mainstream left-wing members of parliament, left-wing activists, extremist Muslims and the European elites."
UK High Court Says Christian Beliefs
Harmful to Children
by Aimee Herd/Press Release, Breaking Christian News BCN, February 28, 2011
"Foster Care by Christians in the UK is now in doubt."
Christian Legal Centre
The judges' ruling was in regard to the dispute between married couple Eunice and Owen Johns and the Derby City Council, where the John's application to provide foster care was blocked because they were not willing to promote homosexual ideals to young children. The couple asked to be exempt from promoting the practices because of their Christian moral beliefs.
A disturbing landmark judgment was made in the UK's High Court on Monday that could have a very serious impact on Christians there who wish to be foster parents.
Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson's judgment stated that Christian beliefs on sexual ethics may prove harmful to children; at the same time they upheld an Equalities and Human Rights Commission submission that there is a risk of children being "infected" by Christian moral beliefs.
The judgment was released on February 28th. A press release by the Christian Legal Centre stated: The judges declined to make the statement that the Johns, wanting to re-establish their fostering application, had sought. Instead, the judgment strongly affirms homosexual rights over freedom of conscience and leaves the Johns currently unable to foster a child as desired, despite their proven track record as foster parents. There now appears to be nothing to stop the increasing bar on Christians who wish to adopt or foster children but who are not willing to compromise their beliefs by promoting the practise of homosexuality to small children.
The nature of the judgment means that Christians who hold orthodox Christian views on the family, marriage and sexuality will continue to face difficulties in the fostering and adoption process and the Courts will not intervene to stop this from happening. In fact, the summary contained in the judgment sends out the clear message that orthodox Christian ethical beliefs are potentially harmful to children and that Christian parents with mainstream Christian views are not suitable to be considered as potential foster parents.
A Word Concerning The Present Situation in World Events
By Birgit Barandica, February 24, 2011
For quite some time already things are happening worldwide that are unique. An unprecedented accumulation and concentration of natural catastrophes, human and political situations, catastrophes, that are escalating at a biblical-prophetic manner, not to mention the present events happening in Arab countries.
Without prophecy doom, we have to take a very close look at God's Word. We must not go by popular ideas, but by what God is really saying. We know that He loves us (John 3:16) and so we should take His word seriously. What good is it for us to fight against His Word thinking we know it "better"? God means well with us, even when saying things we don't like or see differently. Let's be aware of the fact that our mind is limited!
Jesus said very clearly that nobody knows when He'll be coming back, not even He Himself knows, only the Father (Matthew 24:36). Yet He warned us of being spiritually alert and watch the world events.
In the verses 6-8 we read: "You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines (and pestilences) and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth-pains."
Everything mentioned here is evolving infront of our very eyes. Not only once, but repeatedly and more and more drastically.
Take for example the situation in Israel that is becoming more and more explosive. As predicted in Zechariah 12-14, more and more nations are turning against the country and its people - God's people; a new antisemistism broke out that could end up worse than Hitler's Holocaust. The incidence of the so-called aid flotilla Mavi Marmara not quite a year ago, depicts this very clearly. Palestinians and other Islamists are trying to convice the world of the Jews not having a legitimate right of their own country, that there is no Jewish past, that the Temple never existed, that the Jewish patriarchs are in reality Palestinian patriachs and that even Jesus Himself was the first Palestinian martyr.... Read some of those horrific allegations under Israel News.
Then take the accumulating natural catastrophes. In this year alone, which has just begun, the earth trembled several times in different places of the earth already, the last one happening two days ago in New Zealand, which destroyed the city of Christchurch almost completely. Until now, nobody knows how many people have died there...
Well and then not to forget these ongoing unrests in Arab countries for several weeks already. Like a domino effect, ancient despotic governments are falling. In Libya it is most tragic these days, with a completely unrealistic Gaddafi shooting at and killing his own unarmed people.
In Matthew 24:5 we are reading of another evidence, "For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many." Though this is seldom an information heard in the secular media, I have come aware of some of those cases in the past 5 years and have even linked those articles here (see Archives below). And deceptions there are many. Whoever does not know enough of the Bible will surely fall for it... Esoterics and New Age are powerful tendencies in the flow of the present zeitgeist. Political correctness is a product hereof. Our own Christian identity has decreased because of it.
Jesus knew on beforehand that people would lose their interest in God more and more. For already quite some time we are observing how faith and bible knowledge decrease everywhere. Yet we can also see awakenings everywhere in this world.
All of this indicates to what Jesus mentions in Matthew 24:8, "all these are the beginning of birth-pains."And if Jesus allegorically compares things with a birth, then we should do the same comparing current world events! As already said - nobody knows when the birth, meaning His return, will take place which will mark a new era (not the end of the world). Birth-pains can last some few hours, the same as they can last many hours. Yet when they begin, then everybody knows that it is only a matter of time. It is exactly the same with Jesus' return - it is only a matter of time! This is why I ask all readers here to become aware of God again and take seriously whatever He is saying! Prayer is now more important than ever!
Just a moment ago, I received a comment by one of my facebook contacts saying, "with everything going on, think it is time to start praising the Father, and rejoicing (as strange as it sounds)..." How right this person is!
Israel is the tip of the scales of world events. As Christians, we have the duty to back Israel and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem - no matter the politically correct allegations we might hear. God is not politically correct and is not even able to be so, for He is the creator of all things! We people have to become aware of where we stand, of what our own position is. We were created in the image of God, in His likeness, but we are not on par with Him. We cannot hold up to Him. Even though we don't always understand what He is saying or why, we should nevertheless get used again to accepting what He says!
February 23, 2011:
On Sunday, February 6, 2011, some courageous Christians gathered on Tahrir Square -
look what happened!! This is so great!!! Tank you Lord!!!
I truly rejoyce with the Egyptians for having got rid of a thirty years' lasting, despotic government. I can't remember any such massive crowds demonstrating being so disciplined! It was overwhelming to watch from one moment to the next this paroxysm of joy during this impressive time of Muslim prayer, where the Tahrir Square seemed to have turned into a huge mosque, with Christians and others standing respectfully at the side, when all of a sudden the news of Mubarak stepping down came in.
But don't let us forget reality during this joy: the following article describes it in more details - the Muslim Brotherhood were not deeply taken into consideration during the demonstrations. Yet what they ultimately want is the introduction of Sharia, the Islamic law. This would mean another deprivation for the Egyptians people, especially for Christians who until now had to suffer great persecution in the country.
And another big concern would be Israel. Once in power, the Brotherhood will see to the peace treaties with Israel being annulled as soon as possible. And I guess, it is unnecessary to mention the results of this here...
Israel has many concerns after
Mubarak regime falls
by Ryan Jones, Israel Today, February 13, 2011
Protester in Egypt: A new government could
further the Islamization of the country.
Photo: Al Jazeera English/flickr
Israel watched with muted concern over the weekend as former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned after 30 years in power and millions of Egyptians celebrated for days on the streets of Cairo, marking what they hope is the end of dictatorial rule in their country.
The region has seen this kind of thing before, and historically it has not turned out well. But Israel has more immediate worries as Egypt is concerned.
First, while the peace between Israel and Egypt under Mubarak was cold, it still served to balance Israel’s rivalry with Iran and mounting tensions with Turkey. As the situation stands now, there is no regional Arab superpower tipping the scales in Israel’s favor. Read more...
Egypt, the great antagonist of Israel
A response to the unrest in Cairo
by Rev. Malcolm Hedding, ICEJ Executive Director, Newsletter February 2, 2011
extinction. God went before them and provided a deliverer in the person of Moses. He brought Israel out of Egypt with great signs and wonders by his hands. If it were not for God's supernatural deliverance, Israel would have perished! Read more...
Mosques in Cairo
Egypt, but for brief moments in history, has always been a great antagonist of the people of Israel. This saga really began some 1700 years before Christ when Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, was wrongly accused and left to rot in an Egyptian jail. If it were not for God's supernatural deliverance he would have perished there! His rise to power was phenomenal as was his leadership skills. He not only saved Egypt from starvation but he delivered his family and the known world as well and thereby guaranteed the existence of the Jewish people and the Messianic line of descent. If it were not for God's supernatural deliverance, Israel would have perished!
As time went by a Pharaoh arose "who knew not Joseph" and literally enslaved the Jewish people, murdered their babies, and threatened the nation with
After what I am watching on TV right now, this moment, how people in Egypt are throwing stones at each other, I can't help but telling you about the impression that I had last Saturday: all of a sudden, I had to think of some biblical situations where God confused the enemies so much that they began fighting each other and Israel took the victory. The impression that I had said that God is repeating history and advancing time...! Look around: first Tunesia, now Egypt, yesterday the Jordanian government had to step down, unrests in Algeria, Syria, a Hisbollah politian is now leading the government in Lebanon....
Please folks - no matter if these are my personal thoughts only or if the impression is really from God: biblical prophecies are unfolding before our very eyes! Please pray as hard as you can! Not only for those clashes to stop, but also that people will find to Jesus!!! There is only ONE truth, no matter what else those politically correct elements want to say!!! Once Jesus has come back, then it will be too late to change one's mind!!!
It is not about Egyptians fighting each other, as tragic as this is. God loves those Egyptians the same as He loves those believing in Yeshua and all other people and wants that all of them come to faith in Him to be saved!!!
With all sympathy for the Egyptians in their present situation - voices like those in the following video clip are often heard there. Israel is being considered as the biggest enemy and must be destroyed. Please, dear friends, face the reality! Also if it has become something like a "sport" to blame Israel for everything bad in this world and to reproach them for not being interested in the peace process, among others - please understand that these accusations don't correspond with the truth. Please pray for a peaceful political transition in Egpyt and for the peace in Jerusalem, just as being demanded in the Bible!
Joel and Victoria Osteen to Hold an 'Historic Night of Hope' in Israel
by Media Release : Jan 26, 2011 : Breitbart.com
Joel and Vicky Osteen
(HOUSTON, TX)In a show of solidarity with the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, Joel and Victoria Osteen will travel to Israel to hold "A Historic Night of Hope" at the Jerusalem Theater on Thursday, February 3 at 7:00 pm. The event will be broadcast around the world by the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Their trip will include official meetings with President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as a tour of the Holy Land.
"As Christians, Victoria and I feel that it is important to stand in support of the nation of Israel and the Jewish people," said Pastor Joel Osteen. "As always, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem."
Joel and Victoria Osteen are pastors for a new generation. Referred to by many as a voice of hope, Pastor Osteen reaches one of the largest audiences in the U.S. and across the globe. Millions of people worldwide are inspired through his weekly television broadcasts, New York Times bestselling books, worship events, and popular weekly podcast. He and Victoria are the pastors of America's largest church and one of the most diversethe 40,000 strong Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
Call For 'Day of Prayer' On Sunday for The Release of Asia Bibi and For The 'Total Repeal' Of Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries, January 26, 2011
PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) has appealed to Christians around the world to observe Sunday, January 30, 2011, as a "Day of Prayer" for the release of Christian mother Asia Bibi, who has been sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy, and also for the "total repeal of Pakistan's blasphemy Laws."
country, and for organizations to arrange meetings to register their protest so that this day will become 'the voice' against the persecution of Christians in Pakistan." Read more...
A previous protest that took place in Lahore
The group that was established in 1994 to work for the promotion and protection of human rights with special focus to women, children and minorities, has also asked Christians to fast on that day and "peacefully protest" for the release of Bibi, the 45-year-old Christian woman and mother of five children who is facing death by hanging, and also against Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws.
Naveed Walter, President of HRFP said, "We appeal to all Christians, NGO's, human rights activists and political workers, to take part in this peaceful protest. We also request that all the Churches offer prayers for the peace and harmony of our
This is important - please watch and consider to take part!
YouTube had cancelled the channel of Palestinian Media Watch completely some days ago, after they uploadied videos which YouTube called "hate crime"... This is the blog of PMW in which they explain how things came about. After several complaints the below video is finally working again (December 20, 2010). It appears that Hamas is allowed to produce such hate crime video speeches, while no-one else is allowed to expose them... I am speechless...!!!
Palestinian Media Watch found the following video on December 3, 2010, on radical Hamas TV channel Al-Aqsa:
These are spiritual battles and the world does not want to see this... Such threats are no invention, but they are real. Yet they don't fit into the political correctness of theis world, which is why you don't see or hear of such things in the public media. He who has ears, let him hear...!!!
If just more statesmen would be as courageous....
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Declares He'll Stand with Israel No Matter What
By Aimee Herd, Breaking Christian News BCN, November 10, 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
"There are, after all, a lot more votesa lot morein being anti-Israeli than in taking a stand. But, as long as I am Prime Ministerwhether it is at the United Nations, the Francophonie, or anywhere else, Canada will take that stand whatever the cost."
On Monday, Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, gave a compelling speech on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, as he declared hisand the country'scommitment to standing with the nation of Israel.
Harper cautioned that the anti-Israel rhetoric is not just offensive, but dangerous.
He explained that he will stand with Israel "not just because it is the right thing to do, but because history shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israel mob tell us all too well, that those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are in the longer term a threat to all of us."
Source: CTV Toronto, YouTube.com
I had uploaded the original article "Rabbi's note reveals name of Messiah" above under "God at work" and here, we now have a much deeper going insight!