MIDEAST UPDATE…7/22/2021…”The Power of Humility”

As an introduction to today’s update, I would like to refer to an Old Testament story that I believe is particularly applicable to the latest news from Pastor R and the House of Blessing. The Old Testament has recorded within its pages the records of the kings of both Israel and Judah. The majority of the kings ended their reigns […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…7/8/2021…”Believing and Suffering for His Sake”

Philippians 1:27-30 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in anyu way terrified by your adversaries, which is to […]

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MIDDLE EAST UPDATE…7/2/2021…Hezbollah Militants to Christian Soldiers

For the nine+ years I’ve written the Mideast Updates for the House of Blessing, more often than not have I had to include both painful things to share as well as the good. Today, I will start with what is painful and then finish the update with the good. I will first share a scripture that I have included in […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…6/25/2021…”It Is Not God’s Will For Any To Perish.”

In my last call from Pastor R, he shared a couple of miraculous stories with me to pass on. But, before I do, I would like to refer to a Scripture found in 2 Peter: The Lord is not slack concerning His promises, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…6/15/2021…”Another Muhammad submits to Jesus, the Messiah!”

I was very glad to hear from Pastor R a couple days ago. Many have asked about his status. It appears that the results of his surgery are so far proving to be positive. He is however still in the hospital as the hospital staff is tending to his many other wounds received when he, Youssef and Rahdi were initially […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…6/7/2021…”The Intense Hatred of the Righteous by the Evil One”

Shalom Friends: Thank you all for your prayers for Pastor Rashid yesterday. He called this morning to let me know he came through the surgery well. The surgery only took 1 ¼ – 1 ½ hours and the doctors removed several small cancerous masses. He of course needs to recover but said all seems to be going well. Omar and […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….5/31/2021….”NOTHING can separate us from the Love of GOD”

  One of my favorite passages in the Bible is found in Romans 8. Below are three of these verses: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us…and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to […]

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SPECIAL MIDEAST REPORT….5/17/2021

I received a short email this morning with an urgent prayer request. It appears that Pastor R and his two companions had been monitored for an unknown period of time by Hezbollah militants. They had been especially angered with the fact that followers of Muhammed were being reached and turned to Jesus Christ. This past day, Pastor R, and his […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…10/18/2020….”Our GOD is Faithful”

For those who have not been living under a rock, they will have noticed that we have been experiencing one of the most unusual years ever. Fires that have devastated huge areas of Australia, South America, Siberia, Africa, and many other locations— particularly since 2017—have only gotten worse, the fires of 2020 being the very worst of the worst. But […]

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ALL EYES ON ISRAEL…Part Eleven

As we continue to  examine the details provided for us by the prophet Ezekiel concerning the Gog-Magog war, we will look closer at a couple of interesting references made to national entities directly in opposition to Gog’s aggression. One of these is found in Ezekiel 38:13 and a second in Ezekiel 39:6: Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all […]

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