December 24, 2008

Have a blessed Christmas!

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation.
Zechariah 9:9

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
John 8:12

December 22, 2008

Last evening at sundown, the Jewish 8-day festival of lights Chanukka began - the victoy of light over darkness! The continuation of this celebration, which also Jesus attended (John 10,22), is He Himself, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life", Johan 8,12!

December 20, 2008

These horror infos on persecuted and torted Christians come in at an ever faster speed and quantity. I simply can't believe what people are able doing... A particularly shocking case is the arrest of an Egyptian female Christian at an airport, who was then raped by security officials. Also her kids were arrested and not given food to force their mom to reconvert to Islam... And in Pakistan officials allow Muslims to demolish Christians homes and evict the families in order to build an animal stable...

December 19, 2008

Two more sad news on Christians being persecuted: 1) The so-called 'peaceful' Buddhism turns out not to be so peaceful at all: Clerics in Bangladesh take Christians captive. 2) A renewed government compaign is arresting Christians nationwide in Eritrea.

December 12, 2008

I have created a new link to your left: "Messianic". In these present times, more and more Christians world-wide are discovering their Jewish faith roots. Also I am discovering them - God is leading me in this already quite some time! It is like really coming home!

December 10, 2008

The newly elect government on the Maldives in the Indian Ocean is far more religiously intolerant than the previous government. In view of the many tourists that are flocking the islands without caring too much for the daily problems of the Maldive population, this article on a blocked Christian website is particularly on my heart.

December 2nd, 2008

In Orissa/India, extremists are offering a bribe of $250,00 to murder pastors...

November 28, 2008

Religious freedom in Russia apparently did not last too long... Fifty-six religious groups are being scheduled for "liquidation".

November 25, 2008

PRAYER ALERT: Persection is getting more and more violent these times... In Cairo, 20.000 Muslims attacked a church with 1.000 Christians inside.

PRAYER ALERT: And another Prayer Alert for a gunmen and bomb attack in Mumbai/India just shortly ago. As to latest information, about 90 people died and at least 250 injured, hostages have been taken. An Islamist group has taken responsibility.

After having been released from his arrest about three weeks ago, the president of the Chinese house church alliance, Pastor "Bike" Zhiang, is harrassed again by Chinese authorities, this time for distributing free bracelets "Bless China"...

November 20, 2008

PRAYER ALERT: Pakistan is on a precipice - the church is at risk. It is spreading over even to big cities like the capital Islamabad. Please pass this info on and pray fervently!

PRAYER ALERT: So sad to mention yet another prayer alert... In Indian Orissa state, extremists demand of government to stop all Christian activities. If not done so by mid December, they threaten to bring the state to a complete hault by a strike of transport and commerce on December 25.

But as to Matthew 24, where Jesus predicts severe persecution on one hand, He also predicts a global spreading of the gospel. And this time, God used Luís Palau and his son who both held a huge evangelization in Southern Mexico where 150,000 joined!

November 18, 2008

PRAYER ALERT: An Iraqi Christian bishop has recveived a letter by a Muslim group ording all Christians to leave the country immediately.

November 4, 2008

The Persecution of Christians in China have intensified after the Olympics... The concessions made to China before the games now only prove to have been market oriented interests. It's worth pondering the worldwide present financial crisis under those aspects.

October 29, 2008

Two articles that show how dangerous it can be in Europe to make Christian statements: In France, the studio of "Holy God Television" (which can be accessed in our TV-Corner to your left) has been completely destroyed and in the UK, a Pakistani Christian Broadcaster, who with his family are personal friends to me, is being officially threatened by the Muslim communitiy.

October 28, 2008

The worldwide ministry "Day of Prayer" has called for a special day of prayer tomorrow, October 29, for the world's economies. Please read this article - the prayer guidelines there should not refer only to tomorrow.

October 21, 2008

British Christian aid worker Gayle Williams killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

October 16, 2008

Prayer Alert: Iraqi Christians who are being persecuted are sending urgent text messages to a Christian TV station. Please take this absolutely horrid situation into your prayers!

October 13, 2008

This evening is the beginning of Sukkot, the feast of Tabernacles. All Jewish days begin on the eve of the actual day as we know it, since the Jewish calendar goes along with the Bibel, Genesis 1, "And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day (second, third, etc.).

October 9, 2008

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement or Repentence. It is the last day of the ten day repentence time that began with Rosh Ha'Shanah. Today, all public life comes to a complete halt in the country, even public transport does not work.

October 8, 2008

My friend Valerie Routhieaux has sent us another article, this time an evangelistic one called "Disobedience". In the light of tomorrow's Yom Kippur, which is the Jewish Day of Atonement or Day of Repentence, this article shows the forgiveness and redemption we ARE given!

October 2nd, 2008

Francis Frangipane has published a new word in Elijah List: Where a desolate soul finds God. Nowadays, with time is getting more and more dense each day, some people despair under the enormous pressure, and it is a reminder of not to put anything above God Himself.

September 30, 2008

This is a shocking article on how faith is being treated in my home country Germany. Please, would you kindly take our situation into your prayers - thank you!

September 29, 2008

"Shana tovah" - good year! Today is Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year. As to the Jewish calendar the year 5769 is beginning tonight. It is the first of ten days of repentance ending with the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

September 17, 2008

PRAYER ALERT: After the horrible three-week violences in Orissa in India against Christians, attacks are now spreading over to a second state.

September 16, 2008

Upcoming event: Every first Sunday in October is the international Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. Let'a all take the opportunity and pray for this city to which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will soon return! His city needs it now more than ever!

August 29, 2008

In Indian Federal State Orissa, Christians are being attacked theese days like never before, a horrific violence is going on. This is an emergency prayer alert!!!

August 22, 2008

I have come to appreciate the encouraging messages of prophetess Frances Lloyd in her series Daily Golden Footprints. Enjoy her article "You must stir the anointing"

August 17, 2008

Following his article on "Harvest Principles" of the other week, we now have a compelling sermon by Evangelist Earl Adams declaring that "Harvest Time is NOW"!

August 15, 2008

A dear friend of mine from Wisconsin, USA, Valerie Routhieaux, has sent in a deep going inspirational that shows so well the deep love God has for us: Never alone!

August 14, 2008

Truth always comes to surface sooner or later. Now it's learned that Chinese government officials forced Beijing House Church leaders to sign a document pledging not to meet during the Olympic Games.

August 6, 2008

Here is some sad news: Pastor Paul Ciniraj, founder and director of Salem Voice Ministries (they are part of our Ministries section) resigned from his leadership due to health reasons. Pastor Paul was healed from leukemia but the hard medical treatments now have caused a liver cirrhosis. I ask you to take him and his family into your prayers, for complete healing and also for financial help, since as of now they don't have any income and the medical treatments have caused a financial crisis.

August 5, 2008

Not even three weeks after Saudi Arabian king Abdullah publically called for reconciliation among the various religions at an interfaith conference in Madrid, the country is about to deport 15 Christians for having prayed in a private home, which proves the king's speech as deceitful to the international community.

August 3rd, 2008

From one of the online groups that I am in, I received a very good Bible study yesterday: "Harvest Principles" by Evangelist Earl Adams from Germantown, Tennessee, who gave me permisson to upload his close look at how things happened between Jesus and the woman at the well!

August 1st, 2008

The son of a Hamas leader has turned to Christ and is now warning Jews of Palestinans.

Shortly before the Olympics, China hasn't complied with any regulation concerning human rights and freedom for foreign journalists. Openly, the government is ridiculing the whole world. In the run-up to the Games, a Beijing Christian bookstore owner, who was imprisoned 4 months ago, is deteriorating healthwise, no help being given to him.

July 23rd, 2008

This here is sad, in fact it's a scandal: a Pakistani court says that the recent forced conversion of two kidnapped little Christian girls is legal... I must admit I don't have words for this, only a cry to God for help...

July 22nd, 2008

This here is indeed some fantastic news about what God is doing: In La Plata, close to Agentina's capitol Buenos Aires, there is a prison full of Christians! Well, not that Christians would have done something to get in there, but prisons from all over the country are sending their inmates there, who while serving their prison terms have given their lives to Jesus! Several years ago, I have met the pastor whom God used in initiating this! It is simply amazing!

July 21, 2008

In her renowned, humorous way, Polly Gwinn teaches on a serious matter: sie is trying to get our understanding for God's frustration with us humans. At first sight, this might sound shattering, yet in reality, it is steeped in love!

July 19, 2008

The President of the Chinese Alliance and his wife were forced out of their home to live on the streets... Please read this outraging article and pray.

July 17, 2008

Global Day of Prayer together with Open Doors and others have announced July 27 as a worldwide fasting and prayer for North Korea. Please consider taking part!

July 16, 2008

This is some news that brings joy to my heart: more and more Jews in Israel are beginning to realize Yeshua as their Messiah! The Messianic movement is on the brink of a revival!

Only slowly, information is heard on allegedly peaceful Buddism becoming more and more militant.... Police was watching as a brutal Buddhist mob in Sri Lanka was devasting a church building and severely beating up church members...

July 13, 2008

At this weekend's "Renewing Your Passion" conference of Texas based Gospel For Asia, there were 2 important subjects being spoken of that I am uploading here. One was on God changing the nation of Nepal, the other one on serving the suffering in Burma.

July 9, 2008

God is moving so mightily these days and yet - the enemy is trying to pull it down by sowing strife between Christians... Please read with an open heart this article by J. Lee Grady "Can We Avoid A Charismatic Civil War?", of which I am sure that he wrote it with a bleeding heart.

July 6, 2008

Those of you who are 40+ years old will most probably remember the Pulitzer winning photo of a naked Vietnamnese child running from her napalm hit burning village. Kim Phuc is now 45 years old and found peace in Jesus - she was able to forgive! Next to reading the article you can also hear her tell her story on radio.

July 2nd, 2008

More and more often we are hearing of these great miracles God is working among us: read the testimony of a young girl who went to Guatemala with a youth group on a ministry trip. While praying for a woman whose baby was born dead the previous day, the little one came back to life after 27 hours!!!

July 1st, 2008

The story of a Colombian pastor is made known about how Jesus got him out of being a terrorist trying to kill Christians. Glory be to God!!!

June 27, 2008

A convert couple was arrested and tortured in Iran. Their four year old little daughter was being left alone in their appartment...

June 26, 2008

Here's a great video clip: late pastor S.M. Lockridge talks about seven minutes long about what Jesus is to him, a time that won't let your eyes dry - That's my King!!

June 24, 2008

A new free editable encyclopedia on the ethnic peoples of the world from a Christian perspective has launched on the internet, called Etnopedia, which is interesting for Bible translations, prayer and ministry. It's a fast growing portal and new languages are being amended. I have also integrated it now to our Ministries' link to your very left.

June 19, 2008

A Chinese pastor and his interpreter were detained on their way to a meeting with an official of the European Union. It is this pastor whose orphanage has been shut down recently and he and the children are still looking for a place to stay...

June 15, 2008

On his trip to the US, Pastor Jobst Bittner from South Germany was invited yesterday to preach at Messianic Church Baruch Ha'Shem ("Praise God") in Dallas, Texas. Listen to the audio recording of his sermon in which he explains in a very descriptive way why we Europeans so often are facing difficulties in our faith. To me, it was sort of a light bulb moment! Enjoy!

June 14, 2008

Scrolling down a little bit, you'll see a button in the blue area "March of Life", an initiative of the TOS Church in Tübingen/South Germany under the leadership of pastor Jobst Bittner from August 9 thru 16, 2008. Believers across all denominations, from Germany and abroad will walk hand in hand with Messianic friends and Jewish Holocaust survivors along a symbolic Star of David that connects important locations of the Holocaust. If you would like to participate, please check out the link provided to your left for further details!

What a weird and dangerous world we are living in... In India, 40 pastors on a conference in worship and prayer get attacked by Hindu radicals, call the police and get arrested themselves.... Please read prayerfully.

June 12, 2008

I have re-arranged our Prayer Garden a little bit

June 7, 2008

Two articles by Kathie Walters. In the first one, she explains the Holy Ghost Laughter, which so often is misinterpreted unfortunately. The second one is a forward about the different manifestations of the Holy Spirit. This here is two 'n one!

June 6, 2008

After some time another great inspirational by Max Lucado - Second Chances!

June 4, 2008

As Burma's government finally opens their borders allowing relief aid in, God also opened doors! Read and watch the video about God giving a revival spreading among Christians and non-Christians alike in a country where persecution is still on the agenda.

June 1st, 2008

Orthodox Jewish Center in Israel begins historic dialogue with Christians!

May 28, 2008

A priest-in-training and current lay member of the Anglican General Synod boldly calls for evangelization in the UK. Good to hear someone talk out like this here in Europe!

And the following case in that same country proves the above mentioned priest right: Christian registrar has to be appear before court because she did not want to carry out non-traditional marriages.

May 27, 2008

Something wonderful has happened of which I am truly thankful: a big Israeli Hebrew School has discovered us and offered us to partner! Well, scroll down a bit and find in the blue part to your left the two buttons for each modern and classical Hebrew online courses with native lecturers and students from all over the world!

May 26, 2008

Persecution is becoming stronger in Iran, people are getting imprisoned, tortured. The government is discussing death penalty for converts from Islam. Yet more and more people are becoming followers of Jesus! Please take our brethren and the whole country into your prayers!

May 25, 2008

A deep devotional on finding the way into His presence. Often, life's situations hinder us finding this way, maybe even thinking of it. I know this experience all too well. So let us read this devotional prayerfully, asking God for forgiveness and asking Him to help us find the way again!

May 24, 2008

God's reality and miraculous work becomes more widely recognized as it seems: at the 5th International Medical Conference in Norway this week, participants of over 38 nations agreed that 'spiritual healing' is a remedy needed.

Please don't forget about our persecuted brothers and sisters. Especially these days where God is working greatly on one hand, persecution is increasing strongly on the other hand. Jesus has predicted it, read Matthews 24. Here in this sublink you find some information about certain cases - please take them into your prayers! 

Here we have another wow-article! When Val Thomas from West Virginia was found last week, she was dead, her body already stiff with rigor mortus... God brought her back to life!!! Read the article and watch the AP-video! Praise our good Lord, slowly but steadily, news like this one cannot be ignored any longer by the secular media!

May 22, 2008

Now this is really something: an airplane that is about to crash is being saved by God Himself! The passenger prays and the plane comes to a halt near a board with the Lord's message!

May 15, 2008

Billy Graham's life is being filmed. Actor Armie Hammer, who represents Graham, said that now, since Graham isn't able any longer to proclaim the message of Jesus, "we will do it for him"! At this comment, I am excitedly looking forward to this movie!

May 12, 2008

On September 25 last year, I posted the article of a prophecy said by Cindy Jacobs talking about things that are now manifesting in Florida! Have a look at it again!

Prayer alert!!! Some hours ago, there was a massive earth quake in central China, north west of Chendu, provincial capital of Sichuan. Between 3000 to 5000 are feared to have been killed...

May 9, 2008

From May 8-10, Christian leaders from 20 nations will meet in Malaga, Spain to get prophetic insight from God for the spiritual direction of Europe. This sounds good in view of the totally non-christian European constitution. This is a big prayer request!

Coming Sunday, May 11, is Global Day Of Prayer, that will be aired by GodTV live from Jerusalem!

May 4, 2008

Unfortunately, when God is moving mightily, there are always those who think they have to "warn" of that. Now those accusers also come up against what God is doing through Todd Bentley in Lakeland. J.Lee Grady of Charisma Magazine has a good word for them!

April 29, 2008

Last night was the first night at the Convention Center in Lakeland and it was PACKED!!! Steve Hill and John Kilpatrick of the Pensacola revival were there being honored for their great dedication and giving their words. Watch the recording of this meeting. This revival is already impacting the whole world!!

April 27, 2008

Every other article seems so insignificant to me right now comparing to what is happening in Florida these days...! Last night, God's fire fell, it came right through the computer screen, it was the most awesome, wonderful, incredible thing I've ever experienced!!! Please don't miss out on what God is doing there, you can witness all live!

April 23, 2008

The April-Newsletter is out! To your left you find a link to order a copy for yourself and you can also check out the newsletters of the past six months in the archive!

God is working stronger and stronger in Lakeland, Florida! Tomorrow, they will even be moving to another venue with the whole meeting assembly, since the actual hall grew much too small! Here you can read more of the super exciting details. But no matter how fascinating the miracles that I am privileged to witness live over the internet - it is not about them, it is about about the evangelist nor is it about the hosting church; it is only about Jesus! His return is not far anymore!

April 22, 2008

Messianic Jews were having quite a difficult stand in Israel. But now, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that Jews believing in Jesus as their promised Messiah are to be given the same citizen's rights as to other Jews!

April 19, 2008

Tonight is the first celebration of Passover (Pessach), where the Jews commemorate the liberation from their slavery in Egypt.

April 15, 2008

Please take note for a special International Prayer Day for Northkorea, April 27. That nation needs it so desperately!!!

Since I received word on the revival at Lakeland, I am practically glued to the screen! It is so awesome what God is doing there and it is growing!!! I am so blessed there, God is filling my cup! Also taking part in the chat is worth it - just imagie you worship and pray together with brothers and sisters that sit on the other side of the globe!! Please don't miss this. It is the first time ever that the whole world can take part in a revival far off your own place!!! Now also GodTV will be broadcasting it. Please refer to them for schedules.

April 12, 2008

A new revival like atmosphere seems to be breaking out in Lakeland, Florida, God using Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley. What was planned for just 5 days is now on for several weeks already, day by day. Read this amazing article on how God is transforming mightily yet another place with an international impact and watch the meetings online!

Rays of hope also in Europe: The initial meeting of ProChrist, a big conference every four years, brought more than 1000 people to Christ in Poland, hallelujah!!!

Please keep Europe and especially my country Germany in your prayers!!!

April 3, 2008

In Nepal thousands of Christians flock the streets proclaiming Christ's resurrection!

March 24, 2008

What a pity I found the email with this article only just now... But better late than never! This is the recipe for Easter Story Cookies! But as the Easter story is true all days of the year, these cookies can also be made whatever day of the year! Try them out - amazing!

March 22, 2008

Happy Easter! To me, the greatest thing of all is that because of Jesus' resurrection I know what is going to happen with me after I die. This is something I am really looking forward to!!!

This year, the Easter season is a special one as on one hand, it is as early as it wasn't in almost 100 years and on the other hand, Good Friday falls together with the Jewish Purim celebration, which commemorates the voctory over their enemies as to the Scripture book of Esther. Well and at the cross, Jesus won victory over satan!!!

March 12, 2008

Kim Clement gives a great compend of how we can hear God's voice in our own lives!

I ask all of you to forgive my not being up-to-date these times (yet, there is so much to read in here, anyway). First of all, I'm quite busy with some new translation assignments (praise God for it, that's good), but then I'm passing through some very hard and painful times which make it difficult for me to concentrate in here. Whoever can and feels like it is welcome to help me pray as the Spirit leads, thank you already in advance!

February 24, 2008

Jesus, Forever Lord - Richie Oswald sent us one of his sermons that he gave in his little Alabama church, on who Jesus really is. Biblically based, it shows the truth so very well.

February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine to all those of you that are in love and also to everyone else! This article today is a very special Valentine wish though - JESUS, be my Valentine! Written by one of my favorite worship leaders - Marcos Witt.

February 10, 2008

Polly Gwinn has sent another one of her inspiring Bible studies - on Job, an article she had already published quite some time ago, but deems it appropriate to reiterate it now. So there is at least one person that needs to read and ponder it!

February 07, 2008

The president-elect of South Korea is a devout Christian! This is some news!

January 30, 2008

This is truly spectacular: an Ethiopian woman had died and was raised from the dead 12 hours later! Read this enthralling article and watch her talk on the 700 Club!

January 29, 2008

I had a big translation assignment, a book, this is why I haven't done anything in here for ages.... It was a very intensive job though very rewarding. Now I will resume whatever else was being left behind...!

January 1st, 2008

I wish all of you an abundantly blessed New Year 2008!

I like the text that has been chosen for this new year:
Jesus Christ says:
Because I live, you also will live!
- John 14:19