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Muslim Woman Stops Tsunami Calling On The Name Of Jesus (Video)

Muslim Woman and her family saved from Tsunami Calling On The name of Jesus

Hayati is a tsunami survivor from Indonesia who left Islam and converted to Christianity, after the miracle that the Lord Jesus Christ did for her and for her friends and family.

Watch the reenacted video below:

The night before the earthquake, she had a very disturbing dream, She didn’t know what it means, In the dream she saw she has built her own house but there was no roof, which often is a symbol of protection and all around the house there were people crowded all round.

Suddenly there was an earthquake in the morning, I was washing dishes at that time, I told my husband that time in the morning during the earthquake “May be this is the sign that many people will die, I dreamt about it last night” Then about 1 minutes latter the earthquake stopped, so we went out, “Let’s get out, let’s get out” and the sea waters which appeared like the huge dark wouldn’t bulge, as tossed through tall coconut trees came, where shall we go where shall we go they all asked me.

I became so confused, there was a Church just very close and I said this is the house of God, It is the house of God, let’s all go in. I prayed, I forgot I was a Muslim.

I prayed like a Christian, I said dear God, dear Lord, please protect us, do not destroy us oh God, Do not be angry with us oh God Forgive us, forgive our sins, Lord Jesus do not forsake me, Every one was shouting LORD Jesus, Lord Jesus, Suddenly the waters stop about 1 meter away.

Muslim Woman Comes Back To Life After 2 Days In Mortuary, Says Jesus Brought Her Back

The water has stop!!! We were shouting, thank you Jesus, Everyone believes the Lord Jesus has saved us at that time.

Hayati and her family has now receive life which is in Christ Jesus along with those villagers around her from a recent Tsunami Disaster which hit Indonesia.

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Devotion

DO YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN COME OUT OF THE STORM?

Years ago, I was enthralled as I listened to a pastor who for several years had faithfully served the church. His executive responsibilities had taken him all over this country. As he concluded his message, he told of one of the most frightening, yet thought-provoking, experiences of his life.

He had been on a long flight from one place to another. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten your seat belts. Then, after a while, a calm voice said, “We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened.”

As he looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive. Later, the voice of the announcer said, “We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time. The turbulence is still ahead of us.”

Then the storm broke. The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightening lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.

The pastor confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him. He said, “As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.

Then, I suddenly saw a little girl. Apparently the storm meant nothing to her. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat; she was reading a book and every thing within her small world was calm and orderly. Sometimes she closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her legs, but worry and fear were not in her world. When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid.” The minister could hardly believe his eyes.

It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, our pastor lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time. Having commented about the storm and behavior of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.

The child replied, “‘Cause my Daddy’s the pilot, and he’s taking me home.”

There are many kinds of storms that buffet us:
• Physical,
• Mental,
• Financial,
• Domestic, and…
Many other storms can easily and quickly darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement. We have all known such times, and let us be honest and confess, it is much easier to be at rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a darkened sky.

So please don’t worry… Our Father is the Pilot. He is in control and HE is taking us home! Have a blessed day!

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BIBLE STUDY

FLAWS AND GREATNESS OF BIBLE LEGENDS


I like the Bible for many reasons, one of which is that it tells the truth all the time.

There is no attempt in the Bible to make flawed men look perfect. It does not tell us the good side of the story only and leave out the bad side.

It tells us that Abraham was the father of faith and a friend of God who trusted God so much that he agreed to kill his son in obedience to God, and other great things about him.

It tells us the great qualities of the man and also his blindspots: Abraham was a pagan steeped in idolatry when God called him out; out of fear and to save his head, he lied that his wife was his sister (which was half-true); and he succumbed to the pressure and suggestion of his wife to sleep with their housemaid in order to get a son, an heir, a step that changed the world forever.

The Bible tells us that Moses had a great and unique relationship with God; he obeyed God in everything; he was a great intercessor and the meekest man on earth.

It also tells us that he tried to excuse himself from the job, and he had an anger problem: The good old Moses came down from the mountain after forty days alone with God and got so mad about the people’s backsliding that he smashed the tablet of the law God carved out and wrote with his fingers and gave him, then he ground it and forced them to drink it like tea. God told him to speak to a rock; he struck it hard in anger – and missed out on the Promise Land.

The Bible tells us that God called David “the man after my heart” who loved God so much and feared him, and was a type of Jesus, the King of righteousness (Jesus will sit on the throne of David).

David had opportunities to kill off King Saul who had made himself an enemy of David, but he wouldn’t touch the Lord’s anointed. As the king, he administered justice and righteousness in the land. The Bible also tells us that David got careless and self-indulgent one time, committed adultery, covered it up with murder, then took the woman as his wife. His family would never remain the same afterwards. He also carried out a census inadvisably and brought calamity on Israel.

The Bible tells us that Elijah was so zealous for
God and had great authority to speak truth to power; he had power with God in prayer and had faith to shut up heaven that there be no rain for three and a half years, and to open it. He could call down fire from heaven and was mighty to slay over four hundred prophets of Baal.

The Bible also tells us that a woman threatened him and the mighty man of God cowered and ran away in fear, got depressed and so low that he complained and told God to end it all.

The Bible contains the story of a deceiving and cheating Jacob; a prostitute called Rahab; an impetuous and impulsive Peter who spoke and acted before he thought; a fearful and doubting Thomas; and a murderous Paul. The list is endless.

And, thankfully, it talks about and tells us about One Perfect Man who would perfect all men.

Because this Book, the Bible, is not about perfect men, but imperfect and flawed men and a perfect God dealing with them to perfect them. It is about weak men who out of weakness were made strong. It talks about the Perfect Man who would perfect imperfect men. It talks about sinful men and a sinless Man who came to save them. It talks about the revelation of the grace and mercy of God. It talks about Jesus, his cross and his blood that washes clean.

A scarlet cord runs through the pages of the Bible – an expressway to God. It’s all about Jesus the Saviour, the Perfect Man and the Perfecter of our faith.

One of the greatest words in the Bible is “come” – the call of God to sinful, weak, rebellious, imperfect men. The other equally important part is the response of men to God. The Bible is full of stories of people who dared to come to God, people who dared to believe God – how God’s grace justified and saved them. Thank God I responded to God’s call through Jesus. And now, I belong to Jesus and the kingdom of God. I am a citizen of heaven. Hallelujah! Glory to God!

What about you, my friend? Have you responded to God’s call?

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are like crimson,
they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18.

“Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
3 Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.” Isaiah 55:1-3

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”, Jesus calls out. Matthew 11:28.

“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” Revelation 22:17.

Now you can come – flawed, dirty, sinful, imperfect as you are. Dare to come back home to God. Do not reject the grace of God. “How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?”

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NEWS

A Black Virginia Pastor Arrested For Calling White Cops…..


A black church pastor from Virginia has said that he was arrested after calling 911 to report that five white individuals were verbally and physically attacking him.

Pastor Leon McCray of Lighthouse Church and Marketplace Ministries International in Woodstock has said that he was forced to brandish a gun to scare off the attackers, who set upon him after he tried to prevent them from dumping waste on his property.

However, to his shock the police officers who arrived at the incident, placed him under arrest.

Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter has since issued an apology to the pastor for his arrest, and has confirmed that the five people involved in the attack had now been arrested. There were three male and two female suspects.

In addition, two department supervisors have now been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending a full review of the incident.

Pastor McCray spoke about his experience during his online sermon broadcast, saying: “Very traumatic experience. I don’t know if you have ever been through anything like that. I never have. Very trying.”

He described the ordeal, which began earlier this month when he witnessed two people trying to dump a large refrigerator on his property. He stepped forward and asked them to stop, however, the men turned on him with one immediately starting to verbally attack him, while the other went to call their three other friends.

Pastor McCray said, “I informed these individuals that they were trespassing and that they couldn’t dump their refrigerator on my property, and I asked them to leave. They became irate and verbally attacked me.”

He explained that “these same individuals were threatening my life, telling me that my black life, and black lives matter stuff” were not welcome in the town.

“Being threatened and being in fear for my life, I took and felt compelled to pull my concealed weapon — legal concealed weapon — to save my life. And when I did that, finally, these individuals backed up long enough for me to call 911,” he said.

However, when he called 911, the operator did not seem interested in the threats or whether he was ok, but focused their attention only on the person with the gun. The pastor pleaded with the operator to send help.

Soon after, about 10 police officers arrived at the scene, and immediately confiscated the pastor’s gun. They went and spoke to the five individuals who had been threatening him.

He described: “They went and talked to them. They were still hollering racial epithets. They were still threatening my life. They were still telling me what they were going to do to me.”

“What did the sheriff do?” the pastor asked. “I was really never given the opportunity to tell what was going on.”

Following their chat with the five trespassers, the police immediately returned to the pastor and arrested him in front of his attackers.

Pastor McCray was released from custody later that same night, however, it wasn’t until two days later that he finally had the opportunity to sit down and report what had happened with Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter.

A review was then conducted into the incident, and later all charges were dropped against the pastor.

Sheriff Carter has said, “I have apologized to Mr. McCray, and I appreciate his patience as I have worked through these matters. I do listen to citizen complaints and I take them seriously.”

The five individuals who allegedly assaulted Pastor McCray have now also been arrested, charged with assault by a mob, as well as a hate crime assault. Four of the accused were also charged with felony abduction.

A court date has been set for July 17.

Blacks lives matters.

© Christians today

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BIBLE STUDY

Will you trade God’s Approval for the People’s Praise, Or will you rather Please God even if it means Men will Reject you? Choose wisely

The difference between God approved men and Those who Failed God’s test of approval is usually very little.
There wasn’t too much between Betrayer Judas and Denier Peter.
There wasn’t too much between Sacrificer Abel and Murderer Cain.
There wasn’t too much between Supplanter Jacob and Profane Esau.

What may make all the difference is something too small for the physical eyes to observe, A heart reality and Posture that only God often notices.

The same is true of Political Saul and Shepherd David.
Both were Choosen by God into Leadership.
Both Were mentored by The Prophet Samuel.
Both made mistakes in their careers and ministries.

But while Political Saul was remembered for his witchcraft and Rebellion, Shepherd David is forever known as the King whose Government symbolized Christ’s eternal Rule!

A closer look at Saul’s Career reveals very interesting facts.

This is a man who was even too shy to accept his Kingship after he was anointed By Samuel.
He hid on the day of his Coronation and appeared to be very meek and humble, Perhaps he was just a pretender politician but Power and Influence eventually exposed his real heart disease which God wasn’t Blind to anyway.

Unlike Shepherd David who “Arrogantly” confronted Goliath, Political Saul seemed slow to have a firm grip on the throne but when he eventually Sat comfortably, His False Humility was exposed.

Nothing Exposed Saul’s political heart like the presence and Absence of People.
His major test was given when God instructed him to anhilate the Amelekites.
Amongst the many lame excuses for his partial obedience was the Phrase :

“…..But I have obeyed the Lord,”……..
And it was only WHEN MY TROOPS DEMANDED IT that I let THEM KEEP the BEST of the sheep and oxen and loot to sacrifice to the Lord.”(1 Sam 15:20-21)

Apparently, Saul’s political heart was rooted in his respect for the PEOPLE over the God who Appointed Him leader over His Flock.

And after Samuel pronounced God’s “Harsh Punishment” to the Political Saul, His chief Request was once again determined by “The People”
“………I have sinned; but oh, at least HONOR ME BEFORE THE LEADERS and BEFORE MY PEOPLE by going with me to worship the Lord your God.”(1 Sam 15:30)

Interestingly, that was Saul’s second failure but the first was also for similar reasons.

……. but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?”Saul replied, “I saw my MEN SCATTERING from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle.(1 Sam13:11)

Saul’s undoing was that He loved the People at the expense of His Lord. Saul became a Politician, A “Democrat”, A Man Pleaser, A servant of Men at the expense of His Service to God.

Shepherd David was loved by Many. Infact the women sang his praises after he conquered Goliath……”Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands!”(1 Samuel 18:7)
Shepherd David was loved by the People and although he wasn’t Politically intelligent, His leadership was accepted by Many.

……. Everybody, both the people in general and Saul’s servants, approved of and admired David’s leadership.(1Sam 18:5)

While Political Saul Chased the People’s favor even if it meant disobeying God, Shepherd David Obtained men’s favor by Pleasing the Lord.

David’s Reign was characterized by much loyalty from His mighty men. And for most part of his “Tenure” the people were solidly behind him. But that wasn’t the beginning of His story.

Shepherd David was actually a rejected stone.
Not even His family counted him worthy for the Throne.
Infact Jesse his father almost forgot he had a son in the wilderness when Samuel came visiting.

He didn’t begin as a People’s favorite, He didn’t begin as a Man loved by Men, He didn’t begin as Cult Hero, His beginning was spent in Becoming God’s favourite Vessel! And when that was completed, He became irresistible to Men.

The scriptural description of David Says it all: …He’s a man whose heart beats to my heart, a man who will do what I tell him.” (Acts 13:22)

His GOOD HEART made him a GOOD SHEPHERD;he guided the people wisely and well.(Psalm 78:72)

So “Political Saul” gained men, Lost God and lost the Kingdom.
“Shepherd David” Gained God, Gained the People and Gained the Kingdom.

The biggest test in life and ministry will be concerning “The People”

Will you trade God’s approval for the People’s Praise, Or will you rather Please God even if it means Men will Reject you.


Who will you rather Be?
POLITICAL SAUL or SHEPHERD DAVID?