THIS NEWS IS VERY SAD. After Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi on October 31st, the hard-line Islamist movement Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) took to the streets in massive protests throughout Pakistan demanding her public execution by hanging. As The Guardian reports: "Bibi, a Christian farm labourer, was acquitted of blasphemy on Wednesday. She had spent eight years … Continue reading Asia Bibi can’t leave in deal with protesters demanding her death
Prayer answered!! More needed. Late last night the news reported that on October 31, Pakistan's supreme court's decided to acquit Asia Bibi, keep her safe, and allow her to leave the country. Christians around the globe have been praying for her ever since she was arrested on false blasphemy charges in 2009. The Pakistani supreme … Continue reading Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy! Allowed to leave Pakistan.
OUR PRAYER IS CRITICAL at this very moment. Asia Bibi is a Christian Pakistani mother of five who has been languishing in prison since 2010. I've been following her process through Pakistan's judicial system for several years. Her final appeal was made to a special, three-member bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 12th, 2018. … Continue reading Please pray for Asia Bibi’s acquittal and God’s abundant grace in Pakistan.
Each year, the Voice of the Martyrs, provides resources for churches to participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This year they offer the following: "Join thousands of churches across the United States and the world in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters. This year, the Voice of the Martyrs … Continue reading International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2018 is November 4
It's popular to pray using some of the near 500 names, titles, and attributes of God found in the Bible. A study of these words is good and beneficial in furthering one’s understanding of God in the Old and New Testaments. For such a study, I highly recommend John Avery’s excellent book The Name Quest.1 In … Continue reading To What Name Should We pray?
Stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, is, to put it politely, unpleasant. I seemed to have suffered from it more often than other children. I dreaded the experience. No one, I’m sure, ever happily said, “I have a stomach flu and can’t wait for the finale.” But it appeared to affect me more severely than most. Fortunately, … Continue reading Oh God, HEAL ME!
“Pastor Rob, a man arrived requesting to talk with a minister,” my secretary announced one early Monday afternoon. I met Ted (not his real name) in the waiting room. He was clean cut and in his mid-thirties. I had just spent two hours helping sixteen people with food and other types of assistance. “This shouldn’t take long,” … Continue reading “Smack up against God’s grace”
We can never know when a Goliath will suddenly appear. At any moment, we can be confronted with a life threatening situation and must call upon the Lord to act, or someone will die. Moments like these are not the time to start developing a strong relationship with God, when they arise we must already … Continue reading “God, help me save my daughter!”
There’s no question of God’s love for us. He created us. He died and rose from the dead in the person of Jesus Christ so that we can have eternal life with Him. The question is: do we genuinely love God? God sees deep into our hearts. He knows the answer to that question. We … Continue reading Can A Mafioso Be Saved?
A few years ago, I attended a Christian men’s retreat at a beautiful, rugged lodge nestled in the thin air of the Colorado Rockies. It was a well-organized and spiritually meaty retreat. A few years prior, I attended one at the same location. Both retreats aimed right for the heart: no hype, no fluff. I … Continue reading Healing Prayer at 8,100 feet