H.O.B. PRAYER UPDATE
25 DECEMBER 2014
A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM PASTOR R*****
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great Light;
those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness
and the shadow of death,
upon them has the Light shined.
Joy to the world! Unto us this day a Son is born; unto us this day salvation has come. And His Name is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. Let all the earth rejoice!
The message of Christmas is a message of love.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Through Him we receive salvation; through His work on the cross we receive eternal life. For Jesus Christ is the Light of the world: the only Way, the only Truth, the only Life, and in Him we are redeemed from sin and reconciled to our Heavenly Father. How great is this gift of love–this perfect sacrificial gift of the birth and death and resurrection of God’s Son that we receive by faith and not by works.
And this is the message we are bringing to those in deep darkness throughout the Middle East–a message of love that is demonstrated when we bless our enemies, when we return good for evil, when we freely give what we have freely received to those who hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness. Let us continue to do good things that show His love–to bless the little children who are fatherless and the widows who are poor and suffering. And to love our enemies–those who hate us and want to kill us–for hatred comes from the devil, and we must overcome this spirit of hatred with the power of God’s love.
No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.
The Middle East is on fire, and no one can stop the great end-time harvest that is sweeping the Arab nations surrounding Israel. The Holy Spirit is raising up leaders among the local people who hear and obey His every command as they preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with signs and wonders following. Syrians are reaching the Syrians; Iraqis are reaching the Iraqis; Kurdistanis are reaching the KurdIstanis; and Iranians are reaching the Iranians. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords is ruling and reigning over Islam’s destruction, and the devil is defeated in the Name of Jesus. People who have been held captive in deep darkness for many generations are crying out for salvation. Hallelujah! The Lord of the Harvest is taking us from mighty victory to mighty victory, and we must speed up with the work and continue to make disciples of new believers as doors open wide before us.
The Bridegroom is coming for His Bride soon. Let us make ourselves ready!
It is time for the Church to awake! The Bible says that until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in, Israel remains partially blinded. Now that multitudes of Muslims are getting saved, we will soon see the salvation of Israel. God is using the Arab Gentiles, especially these former Muslims, to provoke Israel to jealousy. He is giving them a new heart and a new spirit and revealing to them the Jewish roots of their faith. It is only by the Spirit of God’s love that instead of vengeance, they are showing their Jewish brethren mercy. Jesus Christ is our Peace: He is making Jew and Gentile one new man through His work on the cross. To God be all the glory!
Thank you for your fervent prayers and for your loving support. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and an abundantly prosperous and fruitful New Year.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Lord, bind us together in Your love, peace, and shalom,
Your servant R*****