Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2018

It's coming to America

We in America have not had to face this YET—but it may come to our homes someday: persecution because of our faith in Jesus and what the Bible says.

This Sunday we will focus on the annual Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  We have not idea what they are going through—even American’s who live in lands hostile to the Gospel.

It is more than coincidence that I just received this email from an old friend who was a missionary in Papua New Guinea ( PNG).

“I was just texting a friend named who is in PNG ( Papua New Guinea) for a few weeks, and who is a former PNG translator. While we were texting at around 10:30 her time a message arrived from her daughter who lives in a “sensitive” country with her husband. The daughter said that 12 police had just come and taken her husband, Bob, saying they would bring in back in the morning. So at this moment Bob is in their hands.

Thank you for praying.”

Pray for Bob. Pray for those you know who are living in such places. This is going on in great numbers in China right now. The government there is trying to rid China of all foreign missionaries—just as they did in the 50’s. China’s church grew exponentially as a result, of course. 🙂

Pray that you will not be afraid to take your stand with them for the Gospel when called upon even here in America. 

Radical, fundamental Islam is plotting now to take over America—as they have almost accomplished in Europe. In about 25 years, the takeover will be complete. Only a huge miracle can save Europe now. If yo do not believe that, I encourage you to watch this movie on Youtube.

This movie, made by a Muslim doctor, reveals what many of our American and European leaders do not want to admit:The Third Jihad.   Here is that movie on Youtube.   I believe the facts the movie states are spot on, accurate and probably understated. 

Please do not let this movie frighten you. God knows all this and He has a plane to deal with this real threat to western civilization and Christianity & Judaism in particular. Instead, let this real threat encourage you to draw near to God, use your life glorify God and spread the Gospel as much as you can. Millions of Christians have lived under such threats for centuries. If we must face it here, God will give us the grace to endure and triumph over it spiritually and perhaps physically.

Also, do not hate Muslims. We must love them. God commands us to do that. Pray for their salvation. Our church does every second Sunday in the worship service.

Muslims are the greatest victims of the false god, Allah and his warlike Koran. The Allah of the Koran is NOT our God. The Jesus of the Koran is NOT our Jesus, by the way. Most Muslims just want a peaceful life. Unfortunately, about 200 million radical Muslims speak for them and act for them most often around the world.

These are sobering thoughts. This is the age we live in and God plans to use our faith and love—even for our enemies—to bring many people to Jesus. This is what happens when persecution comes to God’s people: the Church is purified and grows. What the devil means for evil, God means for good! (Gen. 50:20).

We are honored to represent God in these times. Jesus is our example.  We follow a suffering, persecuted Savior Who calls us to pick up our cross and follow Him.

Following Jesus with you,

Pastor Bob Fox

Did You Learn to Love?

Bob Jones Reports on His After-Death Experience in Heaven

Word spoken by Bob Jones in 2006. Full article here.
I was in pain on the earth and blood was shooting out of my mouth like a geyser.
And all of a sudden I wasn’t in pain anymore. This Man, the Parakleet (1) stood by my side, the Holy Spirit, we started walking. And as we walked, I saw a Man who was white light. (2) All white light was around Him, but He was the whitest of all white lights. He had His hands out. As I came into that white light, there came a feeling over me like I had never known before. I asked the Man beside me, “What is that?”

The Man (Holy Spirit) said, “It is the love of God.” I said, “It’s just so wonderful, it’s so glorious.” And He said, “That’s what it is, it’s the glory of God.” I said, “How can it be both?” It’s in John 17. The love I had with the Father, the glory I had with the Father. So that was the greatest experience I have ever had. Just enveloped in His glorious love. That’s possible down here. The glory of God is coming and it is going to be in His glorious love.

I noticed another group of people on my left side and they had like a conveyor belt underneath them. And they were wrapped up in all different kinds of things. And I looked at them and I asked this Man, “Why are they wrapped up that way?” And He said, “They were wrapped up in the earth with their gods. It’s the gods they worshiped on the earth, that followed them into death. They were on their way to Hell with their gods. I saw a man wrapped up in dollar bills. I saw a man wrapped up in his sod or grass; his yard was his god. I saw a man that had no body, he was just one big head. He was an atheist, he worshiped himself; he was his own god and going to Hell with it.

Well, I worshiped the Lord and I am going to spend eternity with Him. But these others that don’t are going to spend eternity in total darkness with their god. And their gods will be their tormentors, not a hundred thousand years, but eternity.

So I looked at that line. It was so horrible, and everyone, when they came there, they recognized Him. Their eyes got big, and everyone that is going to Hell has had a witness in one way or another that there is a God. And every one of them willingly denied Him. For each 2 in the line that I was in, there was 98 in the other line.

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I watched the Lord speak to people that were coming there. And He asked them only one question: “Did you learn to love?” He’s not going to ask you what you did. If you learn to love, you are going to do that which is right. Did you learn to love? (3) He would ask them that question and they would say, “Yes Lord,” and He would kiss them right on the lips and embrace them and the double doors of His heart would open and they would go right on in.

As I came close to the Lord, I was thinking, “I learned to love. I’m OK, I’m going home.” As I did, He held His hand up to me and said, “No I want you to go back.” I told Him, “It was too hard to get here. I don’t want to because I wasn’t doing any good there.” He said, “You are a liar, because you spoke My Words and My Words will always bring it to pass.” I said, “Well nobody was believing it and it was painful.” He said, “Yes, and you have a cowardly nature too. [Up there, it’s the truth.] (5) But you love. You had a heart for souls. I want you to go back. If you look at that line over there and then tell me you want to come in, I will bring you in.”

I looked at that line and looked at their faces and said I would go back for one…I’m sending you back to wake up the Church because I am going to bring a billion youth to Myself. In one of the greatest waves of all times. I’m going to honor Myself beyond anything that man can imagine. I want you to go back and touch the Church and speak to the Church of what I am going to do in these last days.” So I told Him I would come back

God is Orchestrating The Healing of the Korean Peninsula

What just happened in Singapore is a beginning.

Over 80 Christian leaders called Americans to prayer for North Korea in preparation for the historic June 12th meeting between Presidents Trump and Kim Jong Un!  Read about this prayer movement in Charisma or in the Christian Post News.

This is in addition to a 40 Day Worship event in South Korea starting on April 29th for unity between the Korea’s.
Let’s keep praying. Let’s pray for the salvation of Kim Jong Un.

Here is a prophecy that he will be saved.

Here is report from 2005 in which Shawn Boltz reports an angel visited him to tell him that that God is going to reunite the Korean Peninsula!

Incredible? Yes! Impossible? No!

Let’s pray for God to save NK President Kim Jong Un. He is the key to most of what God wants to do to heal the Korean Peninsula.  Once He knows the Lord, all heaven could break out there! 

English Teacher Needed in China in August 2018

Paid Position, Round-trip Airfare, Paid Vacation, Healthcare, etc.

Native English speakers required to teach Oral English in a well-respected and successful private school in Xinjiang County, Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China. Www.haiquan.com.cn

Where is the school? Hai Quan School is located in a small countryside town in Xinjiang County part of Yuncheng Municipality District, Shanxi Province. Xinjiang is located south, south west of Taiyuan, the Provincial capital of Shanxi, which can be reached in about 2 hours by high speed train. To the south west of Xinjiang is Xi’an, a popular tourist city, the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors, which is also 2 hours away by high speed train. Yuncheng city is closer, accessible by local bus 2 hours, or high speed train (20 minutes), but to the Yuncheng city centre about an hour. Lots to see and do in this vicinity! Visit the Yellow River, go hiking in the mountains, cycling clubs, enjoy the ambiance of rural village life in the countryside, or enjoy the faster pace and the shopping and western restaurants in Xi’an and Taiyuan on a weekend. All basic things can be bought in Xinjiang, or shop on the Internet for Western foods or other requirements.

When would you be required to start? The English teaching positions are required to start in mid August 2018 for the new Chinese school year. The school year will finish in June 2019 depending which grade you teach. An ongoing renewable annual contract will be offered if the teacher demonstrates professionalism and competency.

Free modern well equipped apartment is supplied: Incl. water, gas, electricity up to RMB200 per month. Underfloor heating, air conditioner, 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, computer, internet (+-50rmb a month at teachers expense, but you have to pay for a full year in China), TV, if required.

How many classes per week will I be required to teach? 20-22 classes per week. (45 to 50 minutes per class), all morning and early afternoon classes are 45 minutes long. The last class in the afternoon from 16.20 to 17.10 is 50 minutes long. If you get more than 22 classes then you will get extra pay. Maximum classes would be 25 upon agreement by the teacher, if extra classes are required. Normal maximum is 22 classes per week, Monday to Friday. No weekend and no evening classes, unless the teacher wants to do this. The normal contract is only day time classes and no weekends.
-Primary, Junior or High School (the school decide which level depending on past experience.)

-There are currently 3 native English speakers teaching at Hai Quan school, all male and over 50 years of age, but young at heart. Younger native English teachers, of either gender, are most welcome to apply. Couples also extremely welcome.
-Salary: Starting rate 8000rmb/month. Plus a 8000rmb bonus at the end of the one year contract. Pay date is the 25th of the following month. When you leave everything is paid a week before you leave.
-Full return airfare will be paid at completion of the contract/ end of the school year, or a One Way airfare if you are not returning. The return airfare is paid when you return, to avoid people absconding.

-FULLY PAID winter holidays, and fully paid summer holiday, if you sign another year’s contract in March/April each year, (these are paid when you return from the holidays, so that you cannot just abscond). Approximately three and a half months holiday per year. 5 to 6 weeks in Winter and the balance for Summer holidays. N.B N.B. If Teachers start half way through the school year, the holiday pay would be pro-rata for the Summer holidays. N.B. Not full pay as you will not have completed a full years contract/service.

-you will be employed DIRECTLY by the school so no dodgy employment agency / company is involved

-Three, free meals daily at the school canteen if you desire, or you can cook at home.

-No teachers assistant is provided while you are teaching. You will be on your own-you so you can basically teach whatever you like, however, teachers are expected to be well prepared and professional. Lesson Plans are expected to be done to show what you are teaching, and to ensure you are not just goofing off. The school have a Printing Department to print all your lesson requirements.
-class sizes range from 45 to 60 students
-you can easily save money for traveling or whatever, as it’s cheap to live here. Depending on your personal life style it’s possible to live here on as little as 1000rmb/month or less.

What Hai Quan School requires:
-Native English speakers from either the UK, Ireland, South Africa, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
-University or College degree/diploma (needed for Z / working visa). TEFL, TESOL or ESL Certificate required.
-Release Letter with recommendation from your school if already employed in China.
-school also provides health insurance and accident insurance.
-school does ALL the paperwork for your visa but it takes time, 2 – 3 months. They also pay for your visa and medical examination required to get your visa approved.

Why is Hai Quan School looking for native English teachers?
The school’s student intake grows every year. We have been employed at the school for five years. The school has many top students, and is well known and respected. If you have any questions feel free to contact either of us, or send us all your details that are required. These include Application letter, Copy of Passport, C.V. With full background, qualifications included, photo, etc. Any references relating to your background, teaching style, school references, or suchlike. If you do not hear from us within two weeks please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Mark Dinning. (British/South African) Guy Edwards. (Australian).
Email: markdhaiquan@gmail.com Email: guyedwards61@hotmail.com

2017-12-27.

 What if President Trump Called for International Day of Prayer for a  Peaceful Resolution to the North Korean Missile Crisis?

God Would Love it!

Imagine the leaders of the world being asked to call their nations to pray for this!!

Imagine God answering this international day of prayer in such a way that world leaders see massive prayer as another option in solving world problems besides diplomacy, sanctions or military intervention!

President Trump recently signed a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  President Trump is bold enough to do what no world leader has ever done: make a global appeal to the leaders of every nation to call their nations to prayer for this missile crisis to end peacefully!

Pray that some Chrisitan leaders can suggest this to him!  Some are trying right now.

1907 Korean Revival

Do It Again, Lord!

Revival swept the Korean peninsula in 1907 with wonderful results that resulted in many salvations and tremendous spiritual growth of the Korean Church

Here is one account by a student of revival.  I have included this article below to make it easier to read the text.

Here is a report from a Korean on this revival stressing the expressions of the Holy Spirit that happened then.

Let’s pray for the wells of revival there to be opened again!  Pray for the salvation of President Kim Song Un and his family!   God wants to sue him to set his country free to worship Jesus!

Pyongyang Great Revival (1907-1910)

From 150 Years of Revival by Mathew Backholer

The first Protestant missionary to Korea was a Welshman, the Rev. Robert Jermain Thomas. He arrived in Korea in 1866 where he sold classical Chinese Bibles (which could be read by Koreans, Japanese and Chinese) and risked decapitation if caught. Korea, known as the Hermit Kingdom was still a closed land to foreigners…

On the 2 September 1866, Rev. Robert Jermain Thomas was martyred on the river bank (alongside all the crew of the merchant-marine schooner that he was traveling on) outside of Pyongyang, (the present capital of North Korea) and the center where the 1907 revival broke out.

…In 1886, the first Protestant Korean was baptized and by 1887 there was seven Korean converts. Korea saw its first revival in 1903 and it was known as the Wonsan Revival Movement and both the Presbyterians and Methodists reaped large harvests as they were united to exalt Jesus Christ. In 1904, there was 10,000 converts in Pyongyang and by the middle of 1906, after 30,000 new converts in that year alone, the revival had waned and died out.

Pyongyang, Korea, in 1907 was known as a city of wine, women and song. It was a dark city in the early twentieth century with sin abounding. It even had its own Gisaeng (Korean geisha) training school. It was in this city that Korea’s second revival began in January 1907 after months of persistent prayer, 50,000 people were converted in that one year and Korea was set ablaze – it was known as the Pyongyang Great Revival (1907-1910).

Missionary, John McCune in a letter wrote: ‘…The work of the Holy Spirit here at the Jangdaehyun Church where revival first broke out would far surpass what we have read about the great revival in Wales and India…’

…In September 1906, Dr. Howard Agnew Johnston, of New York, whilst in Seoul, informed a group of missionaries and Korean Christians about the Khasi Hills Revival, (1905-1906) in India. Jonathan Goforth, a missionary to China and Manchuria wrote that because of this more than twenty missionaries from Pyongyang Presbyterian and Methodist missions resolved to meet together to pray daily for ‘greater blessings.’ Over the Christmas period, the Pyongyang Christians met each evening for prayer, instead of their usual festive celebrations. The evening prayer ceased at the start of the Pyongyang General Class but continued at noon for those who could attend.

A Bible colporteur from Kan Kai Church along the Yalu River, of 250 believers was also in Seoul. He heard Dr. Johnston and encouraged his church to meet for prayer at 5am through the autumn and winter of 1906-1907. For six months they prayed until the Holy Spirit came as a flood.

…Jonathan Goforth, missionary to China and Manchuria on his tour of the country in June 1907 said, “Those missionaries seemed to carry us right up to the throne of God. The Korean movement was of incalculable significance in my life, because it showed me at first hand the boundless possibilities of the revival method. Korea made me feel, as it did many others, that this was God’s plan for setting the world aflame.” Jonathan Goforth went on to have a powerful ministry and saw revival in China and Manchuria during 1907-1909 and again in 1915 in various cities.

…South of Pyongyang, Jonathan Goforth passed through Songdo, the ancient Korean capital. In 1907 the revival had added 500 to the Church, but during a month of special meetings in 1910, 2,500 were added to the Church because of the incredible fields which were white unto harvest (John 4:35).

Jonathan Goforth wrote: ‘When we visited Seoul in 1907, every church was crowded. A missionary said that on a six weeks tour he had baptized 500 and recorded 700 catechumens, and that his five out-stations, in one year, had increased to twenty-five. During 1910 there were 13,000 people in Seoul who signed cards saying they wanted to become Christians, and in September of that year, the Methodist churches of the city received 3,000 by baptism.

‘Directly west of the capital, at the port of Chemulpo, the Methodist Mission, in 1907, had a church with 800 members. Opposite the harbor was an island with 17,000 inhabitants. The churches on the island had a baptized membership of 4,247, and more than half of them had been brought in that year. The Christians were praying that soon the whole island would become the Lord’s.’

…In 1910, the British and Foreign Bible Society through its Bible Colporteurs sold the immense total of 666,000 books to the people of Korea, most of them single gospels! A Church at Sang Sim Li, which had birthed sixteen other churches in the district, in connection with the ‘Million Movement’ (the aim of which was to win one million souls for the Lord) were believing for four hundred new converts; their share of the million, and so stepped out in faith and enlarged their church from 36ft. sq. to 225 ft. sq.!

…Paget Wilkes, founder of the Japanese Evangelistic Band visited Korea in March 1911. In his journal, he wrote about the story of the Sensen Magistrate, a town in the north, where one in three of the population were Christian. When asked how things were going in his city he replied, “Go and ask the missionaries; they rule in Sensen.” Paget wrote: ‘He had but little to do. Quarrels and differences were settled before the Church, and not brought into the public courts – as St. Paul lays down in the Corinthians letters.’

Paget Wilkes wrote that on the 26 March 1911 he ‘spent a pleasant evening with Dr. Underwood, one of the oldest missionaries in Korea’ who said, “Twenty-four years ago I came to Korea and there was not one protestant Christian. Today there are 200,000, i.e. one to every fifty of the population…”

150 Years of Revival by Mathew Backholer

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Mathew is the author of:
Revival Fire, 150 Years of Revivals Go
Extreme Faith, On Fire Christianity Go
Global Revival, Worldwide Outpourings Go
Discipleship For Everyday Living, Christian Growth Go
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues Go
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals Go
Revival Fires and Awakenings, Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit Go
How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission Go

Store Opening in Virginia Beach to Support Missions in Haiti

Turn your old treasures into missions funding!

Forgotten Treasures is a new store whose sole purpose is to support missions in Haiti led by Dallas Plemmons Ministries ( dear friends of ours). This store will sell your old (tax-deductible) donated home goods to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti they have worked with for many years.
Grand Opening: Sept 28, 29 & 30 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the corner of Holland Road and S. Plaza Trail, VB, 23462. Call 757-333-2370 for details or to make a donation of goods or email them. 
Here is their publicity on this:

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This is a Facebook Live video from Dr. Jonathan Welton who is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/drjonathanwelton/

I put this on Youtube just to get this important message out to more people. It can be hard linking to a FB video if you are not on Facebook.

This video presents the best possible Christian answer to the burning question: “What do we do about the North Korean Missle Crisis?”  This dream just happened apparently.

When he becomes a follower of Jesus, his testimony and changed behavior will rock the world and possibly protect many from a war in Asia–and set his nation free to enjoy their lives with greater prosperity and freedom.

 

NOW is the time to pray for the salvation of Kim Jong Un and his family!

Get Paid to Teach English at this American-based School in Kosova

Apply ASAP!

 

Must Apply Quickly!  This position will not last long.  Great opportunity for someone who wants to do carry the Gospel overseas.

Paid Ministry Position

Get Paid to Teach English at this American-based School in Kosova

Ever wish you could teach English overseas in a predominantly Muslim land and get paid for it? Now you can. But you need to act fast. This opportunity is literally up for grabs in the next month. The teacher would be responsible for one class of 9th graders, two classes of 10th graders, and one class of 11th graders. Class sizes average between 11 and 15. The school will provide round trip airfare and pay a living stipend while you’re in Kosova of 1000 Euros a month. Many of their teachers live in complete contentment on this pay.One of the school board members stated, “It is hard to state how important it is for us to find an English teacher for our American based English speaking school.

It is VERY important that the teacher be someone who is committed to Jesus and for them to shine for Him here in Kosova. Certification is not required.” Inquire at…
jwchesnut2@yahoo.com