Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Upgraded and Ad/Pop-Up free Guestbook

Thanks to the Lord's provision and as heralded before, the Guest-Book is now officially upgraded.
New features include:

No more Ads or Pop-Ups!
Customizable HTML
5 times the possible entries (up to 10 000; not that we expect to even approach that number but it was mainly to take out the adds that we bought the option)

Please feel free to sign it and leave your precious comments. God bless you all

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Adventures in Montreal

Need I share with you that I almost freaked out and could have called the police for a search and rescue mission when my son strayed from the group on Saturday night. When we finally found him, here's what he answered ".. How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business" (Luke 2:49).

A quote from his Master's own words, floored me. Now that I think of it, I believe this entry could almost fit under Prayer Requests. Pray for composure and calmness for me.

Monday, August 23, 2004

"and they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ" end of Acts 5

Friday: after the men's prayer meeting, a youth on fire for the Lord by the name of Mark and myself, at his suggestion (being led by the Holy Spirit), went witnessing publicly in Metro Cote Vertu, passing tracts and sometimes shouting out the only Gospel of Jesus Christ. There the Lord sent some reinforcements in the form of 2 Christian African-Canadians, who spontaneously decided to join in and help with the tracts. A beautiful multi-national testimony was thusly weaved up, to the glory of Jesus who came for every kindred, tongue, tribe and nation.
(One of them by the name of Junior, came to Church on Sunday, later that day descending upon the same battlefield of love along with ourselves.)
We received our share of insults but walked out joyous for the seeds of hope that were clearly planted in some.

Saturday: A group of 5 went down to do the same in Metro Guy-Concordia. That was also an evening filled with action as I somewhat foolishly strayed from the group being engaged in a conversation with a man of false religion. (Jesus sent out His disciples 2 by 2). I lost track of time and never alerted the rest of us as to my whereabouts. Mark was sent out in search of me, but soon found himself also witnessing to a couple that were drinking the words of Life. At the end of the night all worked out well, and some soil had definitely been churned.

Sunday: Back at Metro Cote-Vertu and with Junior again, though he soon had to leave. Again and as expected, some did not approve, but the day was fruitful, even as a young man lifted up a prayer with Mark in the metro's underground exit area.

Monday: Welcome Hall Mission. A place for the poor and homeless to rest and have a decent meal. Men and women of the Church presented 2 hymns and distributed tracts and talked to whomever wished as the crowd were taking and eating their meals. I was told of one Arabic speaking man, Iraqi-Turkish, with whom I sat and shared the Lord Jesus. Much bitterness doth he harbour, though mentally accepting Christ on the cross for his sins. He offered a peach from his meal and an Arabic Bible was given him in exchange. He promised to try coming to the Church.

Needless to say those are big prayer requests right there, not solely for the spiritually dead as we once were, but also for all the lukewarm believers who would shrink from sharing the Gospel when they are called to do so.
Junior wondered at the zeal he witnessed:
"does it come easy to you guys?" he asked.
His answer came as spontaneously and honestly as could come, something akin to :
" far from it, but by continuous, fervent prayer, one overcomes"
And later:
" Soon you do it not from duty, but from love and joy which consumes the innerman"
All glory to Jesus our God, who is the Rock of Ages believers stand upon

Friday, August 20, 2004

more Information

Allright, a little information on some events is due,

At the Beirut airport, I lost my passport briefly, then was told I needed the army papers in order to leave the country, which were a 2 hours drive back, while the plane would be taking off in an hour and thirty minutes, never mind the line and other minor delays that exacerbate such a critical situation.
I prayed to the Lord, as many I found out were doing. I prayed that His will be done, even if it meant my staying in Lebanon, but begged Him to have mercy on my mother and sister, and sure enough He had his servant find favor in the eyes of the airport lieutenant who eased things out allowing me to fly.
Sitting into the chair, 43H, I put mine Arabic Bible and a book called "God and Design" in the net of the seat before me. Enter a man, who sits next to me. He eyes the book and asks me about it. Ensues a pre-takeoff 2 and a half conversation wherein I preached the Gospel of Salvation. The many prayers lifted for opportunities to witness during my trip were paying off.
He is a man of Shi3a Islam, practicing, who has never read the Bible. Nothing seemed to pierce his heart as he repeated the same quotations over and over again, but lastly he said he wanted to read the Bible and we exchanged emails.

We found Bibles here of all the languages required for the foreign populace back in Lebanon, Tamil, Urdu, Sinhalese, Tagalog, some doubled with English. It's great, because they are hard to find in the Middle East. Praise the Lord.....more to come again

Thursday, August 19, 2004

writing from Canada

Blessings in the name of the great and mighty God, Jesus Christ,

I have been in Montreal, Canada, since Monday.
It took the incense of prayer for me to arrive, since many a bump in the road was met. But arrive I did, safe and sound by His good will.

The Church of Lebanon is often on my mind. I am attending an youthful Church here that is well founded in the Word and on fire for the Lord. We are going a fishing men on Saturday night. This Baptist Church has a missionary in China, who presented a slideshow on the mission before the Church. Let me tell you, I was swaying between pangs of shame and billows of fiery zeal that distented mine heart almost to the point of walking out the door and screaming the Gospel on rooftops.
Further on, we were blown away by an explanation of how the Chinese language, its pictographs, were based on Bibilical creation account truths, before the Bible was even put down in written word.
Maybe I can present it to you graphically soon.

There is much swirling in the mind at the moment. more soon...

Saturday, August 14, 2004

August 10th meeting and travel plans

This tuesday, we were joined by Brothers Maurice and George, also our Sister Sherinne came back, as well as Aimee, Ruth, and myself. As per recent habit Mr. Haddad checked in and out on us. It was great to be able to communicate the flame of the Word to others, who also brought their experience with the Lord along.
The Bible study centered around the end of Pilippians 1 and 2Samuel's Shammah, one of King David's heroes. See Bible Studies

Sadly, Dany Dedeyan could not be with us as he was on wings to Paris, then to Washington. We pray he will be a blessing to all those there, as he was here.

I myself, by the Lord's good will, will be departing at 3:15 a.m., monday.
The trip will include Canada, the United States (where hopefully I shall meet with Dany), and 6 of the circa 45 days divided between England and Scotland. Pray that it might be a salubrious trip, overflowing with love and forgiveness, as well as opportunities to spread the Gospel of Jesus-Christ.
Please see Prayers

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Soon:Notes from The Middle-Eastern Congress On Biblical Christianity

As soon as I am finished with examinations, there shall posted be in the Bible Studies Department, the notes taken from all the Biblical teachings that were given during
The Middle-Eastern Congress On Biblical Christianity, which was held in Lebanon from the 24th to the 27th of May this year.
Look for some great spiritual food.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Brother Dany's safe return

We thank the Lord Jesus that our brother Dany Dedeyan has safely returned from his trip to Turkey, though a day later than expected, which prompted a few prayers that were answered. He leaves Tuesday morning Beirut time, back to Washington.
Yesterday Brother Megerdich, Mohammad, Dany, Sister Aimee and Maritez and myself met at a small restaurant in Burj Hammoud for some fatteh. Sister Aimee witnessed to an Ethiopian and a Sudanese at the table next to us. The ethiopian immediately recognized Aimee as a Christian by her warmth, boldness, and godly conversation. They both left with Arabic tracts in their hands. May her boldness infect us.
Later we sat in my car by Megerdich's apartment (which shelters Dany) though he was no more with us at this point. We lifted prayers for each other but especially for the Lord to bless Dany in his service and protection along life's way, fashioning him into a strong man of God.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Important Notice: new e-mail

The new e-mail address of Revelation 2:17 is now the following:

Latin for "Only the Scriptures" (as source of divine authority)


A new department entitled Testimonials/Praise Items might be a good place to share what the Lord has been doing in our life. What do you think?

In the meantime, I am still waiting and looking forward to reading Andre's testimony "on line" (although I might meet him at a later stage).

Thursday, August 05, 2004

LittleLight, welcome

Dear LittleLight, on behalf of all here, welcome.

For those of you who dont know her, LittleLight is a truckdriver in the United States who's delicately fiesty and on fire for the Lord. She is a big little light, with a tender heart.

As you've noticed dear sister, this page caters to the Church in Lebanon and all those who have been involved with it. Please keep commenting, and you can post in the Forum under Ask About Jesus, though 'tis a nascent Forum.

God bless you

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Report on August 3rd meeting and Dany leaving for Turkey

Yesterday night saw Brother Antoine Haddad (the elder who helped us secure the room), Sister Aimee and her Spiritual daughter Sister Ruth, Brother Dany, Brother Mohammad, Brother Andre (Yes!!! you read right, Brother Andre Najem) and myself gathered in the most precious name of the Lord.
Brother Dany shared with us Psalms 37 and 73 following a discussion he had had with a friend of his who decried the wicked running free on this here earth... as usual, the essence of the study will be displayed in Bible Studies
Everyone's highlight and some's surprise came with the announcement that Andre had received Jesus some 2 weeks ago,,, following hugs and exclamations of joyous surprise, Brother Andre shared with us his testimony, which Lord will, he shall soon be posting on this site,,,so stay tuned people! It can help many.
Later on that night, Brother Dany felt he needed to visit Turkey and return on saturday before leaving back for Washington from Lebanon on the coming Tuesday. We prayed to know if it was the Lord's will for him to proceed unto Antioch, and He cleared all potential obstacles (including a military checkpoint on which we were stopped) as I drove Dany to the bus terminal. We also prayed that he might have the opportuntiy to spread the Good News in that land. May our God bring him back safely.
All glory unto the name of Jesus

Sunday, August 01, 2004

News on meetings and Travel in 2 weeks

For the remainder of the summer, our gathering will only take place once a week, on Tuesdays.
This seems best for all involved, from NEST to ourselves. Meeting time is unchanged: 6:30 pm
Please make an effort at punctuality, that we might have a full 2 hours until closing time. Should we ever need to remain assembled for longer, as was the case last Thursday (due to unusual circumstances which required much listening, discernment and prayer) we will attempt to move to a bretheren's apartment.

In 2 weeks and by the Lord's good pleasure, I shall be in Canada. I will be out of Lebanon for a month and a half, spent unevenly in 4 countries. As well as reuniting with my long lost family I pray that the Lord might grant me opportunities to witness. I especially think of Mr. MacDonald in West England, who was my highschool teacher (here in Lebanon; Ashley thank you for pointing that out) and an exceptional man. More on him later.

Newer Posts Older Posts Home

Modified by Blogcrowds