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

Ryan McAdams for Congress

Ryan is a good friend and well-qualified man to make Virginia & America great again!

Ryan McAdams is a great candidate for congressman from Virginia!  I have known him for over 20 years. he was my son;s youth pastor when he attended William and Mary. I have spoken at his church in Williamsburg a couple of times and worked with him on a few things related to native Americans and prayer.  I am consistently impressed with his intellect, godliness and integrity.

I also know he has strong credentials working with legislators as head of the Virgina Prayer Caucus.  He understands the issues of regular people after being a social worker for about 10 years. I think he is a man whom God could use to bring God’s Presence and principles back into our federal government.  He is a man of much prayer who could bring God’s wisdom into many issues that only God can solve in DC and in VA!  His website is here. 

I encourage you to vote for him in November in the primary elections.

Pastor E.W Jackson On Ballot for US Senate

A Chesapeake, VA Pastor Who Can Really Help America.

EW Jackson is one of two pastor friends of mine I highly recommend to you.  The other is Pastor Ryan McAdams whom I will write about in a different post.
Our country is falling apart morally and otherwise.  America desperately needs Christians in office to return us to the Christian principles upon which America was started.  Only another Great Awakening will save America, but “righteous exalts a nation” and good political leaders can help restore and protect America’s righteous standing before God.  Unless God blesses and protects America, we are sunk. (Ps. 127:1)
I encourage you to check Pastor E.W Jackson out. Why?
1.  His character. I have had breakfast with him a couple of times in a small pastors’ group.  EW is very genuine, passionate, smart, wise, experienced, highly educated, gody and courageous.  He is a powerful speaker and a courageous leader who is not afraid to tackle the hard issues. I cannot imagine him doing anything for self-serving purposes. American needs men like him in leadership! 
2. His platform:  Click the link here to see a summary of the issues he wants to address as a senator.
3. His competency and credentials to lead from experience and by training.  Click here to read his impressive bio.  Great-grandson of a slave, raised in poverty in foster care in the ghetto and then a Marine Corps veteran, Harvard Law grad, 2013 Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia, and pastor of The Called Church in Chesapeake, VA.
Given the huge diversity within the American Church now, I assume some Christians will not support EW, but I hope they will check him out and pray for God to give us the leaders we need to restore the righteousness of America before God so God can make America great again!  Only God can!

Keep the Faith Broadcast from Richmond on Jan 16th

With Federal & State Elected Officials

From the Virginia Prayer Caucus

Congressional Prayer Caucus member Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia Prayer Caucus co-chair Delegate Brenda Pogge, and State Director, Pastor Ryan McAdams, on right

Hello and Happy New Year!

God is wanting to do great things in 2018. We have an opportunity to be part of a national movement called “Keep Faith In America,” and I am inviting you to participate in the KICK OFF EVENT on January 16th which will be held at the Richmond Capitol beginning at 10:30 am at the Bell Tower on the Capitol grounds.

January 16th is the National Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the day of the passage of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom in 1786. Thomas Jefferson drafted the legislation and considered it one of his greatest achievements. The law protected the civil rights of citizens to express their religious beliefs without discrimination. James Madison and those who drafted the U.S. Constitution gleaned heavily from Jefferson’s statute in establishing the First Amendment’s sacred guarantee of religious freedom.

At this event we will be part of a first-of-its-kind national broadcast on Facebook Live hosted by federal and state elected leaders. Legislators in congress and in over 20 states will be participating in “Keep Faith in America” events at their capitols.

The focus of the event will be to present a unifying message about the positive impact of faith, the role of faith in freedom and civility, and the need for unceasing prayer for our leaders and nation.

This is just the beginning of a strategy created by a unique coalition of faith leaders who will continue to focus on impacting other key spheres of society including churches, universities, local government and school boards.

So please join us for this significant and meaningful event on January 16th! Invite your pastor and congregation and join us at the Bell Tower. Feel free to forward this email and get the word out.

God bless you richly,

Ryan McAdams
State Director
Virginia Prayer Caucus Network
Ryan@VirginiaPrayerCaucus.com

Pastor Aaron Wheeler Gives His Last Sermon

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2pm
Christian Embassy International Church
1208 Centerville Turnpike N., Chesapeake 23320

Theme:  “I Made It To The Mountaintop”

Rev. Aaron Wheeler, Sr., Pastor of Mountaintop Missionary Baptist Church, will be retiring and this will be his final message of more than 60 years.

Pastor Wheeler marched with Dr. King and has been involved in the Civil Rights movement.  Your family and friends are invited to hear from this leader who served then and now.  Pastor Wheeler’s journey has allowed him to be an adviser to the United States Civil Rights Commission and to the Chairman of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. He has also served as Vice President of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, as Chaplain for Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan and as an adviser to several United States Presidents.

National, community leaders, clergy, and others are coming to hear this humanitarian icon that went through Memphis the day after Dr. King was killed.

Pastor Wheeler’s final battle is against cancer of which he has stage 4 in three locations in his body.  Please visit battleoncancer.com to make a difference as he delivers his message of hope to cancer patients across America.

Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court On Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Rally to support Jack Phillips in his fight for religious freedom

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, There will be a rally to support Jack Phillips in his fight for religious freedom at the United States Supreme Court Building, Washington DC at 7:30 AM until Noon. At the conclusion of the rally, lunch will be provided by ADF.

This is about the Colorado bakers who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding.

The Family Foundation is providing two different bus options for the rally:

An early trip on Monday, December 4th. A FREE bus will leave from Richmond at 5:00 p.m. to go to Washington D.C. We will have a special tour of the Capitol and then will enjoy dinner with special guests. Housing is up to you, but a hotel block has been reserved for the event and booking a room must be done soon.

Everyone who goes up on Monday will join with the second group the following day at the rally.

A second FREE bus will also be leaving on Tuesday, December 5th, at 5:30 a.m. from Richmond. This bus will drop off directly at the rally at the Supreme Court. After the rally, lunch will be served in a location still to be determined. The bus will pick everyone up after lunch and return to Richmond.

For more information about the bus trip, or to register, visit www.familyfoundation.org/scotus.