Jumat, 29 Januari 2010
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Ephesians 4:11-12 (NKJV) 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Dear Friends and Partners in the Kingdom of God ministries, we greet you in Jesus Name. We are grateful to you for standing with us with your prayers and giving from your substance so that God’s will is done in the nations.
Vijaya and I just returned from Kochi [Kerala] India [12/1/2010 to 22/1/2010]. Our time in Kochi was given more to spending time with the pastors and ministry leaders of Highland Immanuel Fellowship though we did minister in the Sunday service and 3 House churches [ Kakanad, Kothamangalam and Chembumukoo] of Highland Immanuel Fellowship. Two days were set aside for us to spend time with the senior pastor Arun and his wife Preeti. Arun is the Deputy General Manager of AVT and Preeti is a Building Engineer and both with their busy schedule devote their lives to shepherding Highland Immanuel Fellowship. I praise God for making it possible for them to set aside two days away from home, work and ministry to spend time together with us. It was a time to be refreshed, sharing and impartation. It was a time to sleep early and eat at the right time. It was a time to pray for each other.
I look forward to and pray that we could do this with more pastors and their wives in different nations in the future.
Proverbs 21:1 (NKJV) The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
We have been praying for God to connect Air Asia to cities that we need to go to and lately if you have observed Air Asia is connecting to 5 more new cities in India alone. Cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and New Delhi. Last year we prayed for God to connect Air Asia to Kochi and HE DID. We praise and thank HIM for HIS FAVOR.
Friends, God is turning the hearts of leaders in the world for HIS PURPOSE to connect and prepare the way to carry God’s SONS [messengers (both men and women of God)] to bring the WORD of God [Gospel of the Kingdom] to Equip HIS PEOPLE.
Friends now pray for the Pastors and Churches to open their hearts. Pray for Cities and towns and villages to open up. Pray for new territories and nations to open up for the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Pray for the churches to be willing to be equipped and activated to fulfil God’s PURPOSE. Pray for the local churches to be set free from controlling and manipulative spirits and come into the freedom found in Christ Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 (NKJV) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
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Rabu, 13 Januari 2010
AP – Police officers inspect damage at the All Saints Church in Taiping of Perak state, Malaysia, Sunday, …
By EILEEN NG, Associated Press Writer Eileen Ng, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 35 mins ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Firebombs were thrown at two more churches in Malaysia early Sunday and another church was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God.
Hundreds of worshippers whose parish church was partly gutted in a firebomb attack last week gathered at a makeshift prayer hall for their Sunday service and called for national unity and an end to violence.
On Sunday, a Molotov cocktail was hurled at the All Saints Church in Taiping town in central Perak state early in the morning before it had opened, said state police chief Zulkifli Abdullah. He told The Associated Press that the building was not damaged but police found burn marks on the wall.
A broken kerosene bottle with an unlit wick was found early Sunday inside the compound of the St. Louis Catholic church, also in Taiping, said the Rev. David Lourdes. He said it appeared to be a failed attack.
In southern Malacca state, the outer wall of the Malacca Baptist Church was splashed with black paint, police said.
Four other churches were hit by gasoline bombs on Friday and Saturday. All except the Metro Tabernacle, whose parishioners moved their services, suffered little damage, and no one was hurt. The other three held normal services Sunday.
The unprecedented attacks have set off a wave of disquiet among Malaysia's minority Christians and strained their ties with the majority Malay Muslims.
The dispute is over a Dec. 31 High Court decision that overturned a government order banning non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" in their prayers and literature. The court was ruling on a petition by Malaysia's Roman Catholic Church, whose main publication, the Herald, uses the word "Allah" in its Malay-language edition. The government has appealed the verdict.
About 9 percent of Malaysia's 28 million people are Christian, most of whom are ethnic Chinese or Indian. Muslims make 60 percent of the population and most of them are ethnic Malays.
On Sunday, men, women and children from the Metro Tabernacle parish assembled in the cavernous, 1,800-seat meeting hall of the Malaysian Chinese Association party for the service. They lifted their hands and sang "We put all our faith in you," and "You are the God of love and peace" during the Sunday service.
"My wife was worried, but we want to be here to support the church," said Michael Chew, 40, who came to the service with two children, aged 1 and 6.
The service was in English, as are most Christian services in mainland Malaysia, though some are in Chinese and Tamil languages. Such services do not use the word "Allah." Only the Malay-language prayers for indigenous tribespeople in the remote states of Sabah and Sarawak use "Allah," as they have for decades.
Rev. Hermen Shastri, general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia, said Christians won't be intimidated by the attacks, describing them as the work of extremist minority among Muslims.
"What is clear is that it is done by extremist groups. It does not reflect the majority Muslims in the country. We all have to stand together to stamp out terror perpetuated by these extremist groups," he said.
The government contends that making Allah synonymous with God may confuse Muslims and ultimately mislead them into converting to Christianity.
Still, government leaders and many Muslims have condemned the firebombings, saying it is un-Islamic to attack places of worship.
Prime Minister Najib Razak visited the Metro Tabernacle church late Saturday and announced a grant of 500,000 ringgit ($147,000) for rebuilding it at a new location, a major concession in a country where permission is rarely given for building new churches or temples.
The Allah ban is unusual in the Muslim world. The Arabic word is commonly used by Christians to describe God in such countries as Egypt, Syria and Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation.
Sabtu, 09 Januari 2010
Two Malaysia Churches Burned
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 Posted: 7:41:45PM HKT
Kuala Lumpur police officers inspect the damage to the Metro Tabernacle Church which was destroyed by a fire bomb a little after midnight in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Desa Melawati, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. (Photo: AP)
A spate of firebomb attacks which started midnight has seriously damaged a Malaysian church and mildly damaged another, leaving a third undamaged.
The attacks were carried out on the day Muslim groups planned to hold protests over a recent high court decision which allowed a Catholic newspaper to use the word ‘Allah’ in its Malay-language edition.
The first-floor office of the three-storey Assemblies of God Metro Tabernacle Church was destroyed in a fire around midnight, a spokesman said. The upper floors were not affected and there were no casualties.
A witness spotted four people on two motorcycles breaking the glass front of the church and throwing an incendiary object inside before fleeing, according to Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohamad Sabtu Osman.
He said police have found a wrench, empty gasoline can and two scorched motorcycle helmets at the church, which is located in Desa Melawati, a suburb in KL.
Hours later the Catholic Church of the Assumption in southwest KL was also attacked.
“I was awoken by men riding on motorcycles who threw a kerosene bomb into the church compound,” said parish priest Philip Muthu.
“The bomb lit a fire and damaged part of the compound but it did not burn down the church building,” he said. “I don’t know why they are doing this but this is worrying.”
A third church, also hit by a Molotov cocktail, was not damaged, a church official said.
“We are investigating the matter thoroughly and those responsible will be brought to book,” police chief Musa Hassan told reporters.
“Police will deploy patrol cars to patrol churches in the country. We will investigate the matter thoroughly.”
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has condemned the actions at a press conference, adding that they are destructive to the country’s harmony.
“The government will take whatever steps it can to prevent such acts,” he said.
The high court ruled last week in favour of the Catholic ‘Herald’ newspaper which has been using ‘Allah’ as a translation for ‘God’ in its Malay edition, removing a three-year government ban against non-Muslim usage of the word.
The ruling was suspended on Wednesday pending an appeal after the government argued the decision could cause racial conflict in the Muslim-majority country, which experienced deadly race riots in 1969 and has been seeing tensions between Malays and minority ethnic Chinese and Indians who fear Malaysia is being ‘Islamised.’
Jumat, 08 Januari 2010
situation very sensitive and dangerous in Malaysia. We fear not for GOD ALMIGHTY is in control. It is time ALL Malaysian Christians pray and do the right thing with LOVE.
Stand together with us and pray.
> Dear Pastor/Elder/Leader
> Please, disseminate the following prayer alert to your members.
> Thank you
> NECF Malaysia
Selasa, 05 Januari 2010
Time To Meet Your Maker!
Ben Komanapalli Jr.
Another year has come to an end, and here we are starting a new one. For almost everyone reading this, we have been at this place at least a dozen times. Looking back at our lives, some of those moments were great but some were pretty bad. In fact they were so bad that we wanted to forget all about it when we entered the New Year.
As this new year begins, most of us close certain chapters of our lives and open new ones; we also plan on changing things. All of us have want to become better than we were in the past year.
As we come to that time of the year again, I have a simple question to ask: Who is making you?
Let me explain. In Acts 26:13-18, we see Paul recounting his conversion story to King Agrippa. In verse 16, it is important to see what Jesus says to Paul during the encounter. Jesus says, "I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness...."I want you to focus on the words 'to make you.'
My question to you as a leader is more specifically this: Are you letting Jesus make you?
All of us live in a very fast paced world. There are many responsibilities that we as leaders have in the world today. There are things that need to be accomplished, vision to be cast, money to be raised, conflicts that need to be resolved etc. We need to do all of these things as good leaders.
However, the most important thing is to let Jesus make you the man or women He has called you to be. We can only lead other people as well as we can lead ourselves; the most important thing in leading ourselves is to let Jesus make us the people He has called us to be.
Sponsor AdThere is always the temptation for us to do the work of God more than we let God work in us. Bill Hybels once said, "The way I was doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in me." I heard that statement about two years ago and it has stuck with me. I believe it is a dangerous place for us to be when we are more excited about a book, album, project, program or an event than about spending time with Jesus and letting Him work on us.
As we plan, strategize, evaluate, set goals and recharge our batteries to make ourselves better leaders for next year, make it a priority to make this year the year where you let Jesus make you the person He has called you to be. Planning and setting goals are very good things but letting Jesus make you is the God thing. He desires to make each one of us. He sees much more in us than we can see for ourselves. We must stop resisting the things God wants to do in our lives. No matter where you live or what kind of organization or ministry you might be leading, if there is one thing we are to do as Christian leaders it is to let Jesus make us.
We might not have had an encounter with Jesus in the way Paul did on his journey to Damascus, but we can all remember the time when we received Jesus as the Lord and Savior of our lives or the time when the call of God became very real. This is a good time to go back and remember the purpose for which Jesus saved you and to let Him make you.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Take some time to think about the moment when the purpose of God became clear to you. What is it that He has purposed for you?
2. Become very intentional to let Jesus make you into the person He has called you to be during the next year. Write down some of the areas that He really needs to work on.
3. Thank God for the opportunity He has given you to serve people for His kingdom and Glory.