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, June 17, 2006

Going off-liine for two weeks

Early in the morning I am leaving to California. My mother does not have computer connection therefore I will be going off-line for a couple of weeks.

Will try to check the posts whenever I get a chance if I am in a network neighborhood.

Until then, the Lord keep you all safe.

Everything beautiful in HIS time

Praise be to God our Father who in his mercy enabled me to follow my daughter's arrival by the minute. Although absent in the body, I was present in the spirit as she passed through customs and when she first emerged to meet her father and brother who were waiting for her at the airport.

I was on my knees at those initial moments of reunion.
Thank you Lord for your perfect timing.
In your time you make everything beautiful.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The moment is finally here

I brought Sarah to the airport this afternoon and by God's grace she is now in the air on her way to the Middle East.

It is a strange feeling not to have her at home, but the Lord has seen it fit that she should go. He has prepared her for this moment and it is finally here.

May the Lord keep shelter her under his wings and hold her close to his heart with his everlasting arms.

I will now have to wait for a sign of life. Pls. Lord. So let is please thee to let me know she has arrived safely home.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Another victory won for the Lord.

Nadia, my colleague just received the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour.

Praise God. I have known Nadia for a while now, but we worked in different departments. About two months ago she was transferred to a section, in my Bureau, on the same floor with me. I did not know much about her before she came to my floor. Because of the proximity, with time, we grew close to each other. We got along very well and one day she intimated to me her closest needs and sorrows and how few are the friends she had. I promised her that from now on good things are going to happen to her, but for some reason I could not witness to her yet. I just concentrated on developing our friendship (but I was praying all along).

Teary eyed, she came to see me this afternoon (she had dropped by earlier this morning and expressed her sorrow over my imminent absence on vacation). This time she challenged my earlier statement that good things are going to happen to her. I knew the time was right.

I did not waste time and proceeded to witness to her. I showed her from the book of John that she can become the son of God, and that her name will be written in the book of life. I explained that Jesus was both son of God and son of man. And in that capacity he could reconcile man to God. She said it made sense. And when I asked her if she could believe that he died to pay for her sins, she said yes.

Now Nadia is of Pharisee origin. Is it a coincidence that just this morning I read the book of Ezra? I opened the Bible and also showed her how king Cyrus and king Darius loved the God of heaven and how they issued a decree to rebuild the temple, and that they believed that the God of heaven is the God of the Bible.

We bowed our heads, and I prayed, then she in her own words prayed and recieved Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour.

I gave her a couple of tracts, and a New Testament and told her how important it is for her to feed on the Word of God for her spiritual growth. Pls. remember her in your prayers.

Praise God for another victory won.

Monday, June 12, 2006

And the Lord added to the church

The Lord has beeen winning several victories in our church. I do not have time to go into detail of how it happened, but last Sunday two ladies came down the isle when the Pastor gave the invitation. The Pastor asked one of our ladies to take the two Philippina women to his office where they prayed and asked the Lord for salvation.

Two Sundays ago, two young juniors (brothers) in two different Sunday School classes trusted on the Lord for salvation.

Yesterday, when the Pastor gave the invitation two other ladies (mother and daughter) walked down the isle, and I had the privilege (the Pastor asked me) to take them to his office where they both prayed with me and trusted the Lord for their salvation. Mother and daughter are of the same family (Lebanese) as the sons mentioned above.

P.S. I just want to add that this family came to our church through a single tract which the mother's sister-in-law had received from our church over four years ago. She had kept the tract which gave fruit about five years later.

At the same time as I was praying with these women, a Sunday school teacher was praying with a French girl in one of the classes. She too trusted on the Lord for savlation.

Yesterday, eight new people joined our church membership. The Lord is so good to us. The church of God is marching on to victory.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Soccer Fever

The madness has begun. The offices are empty. I hope those of you who are writing final exams are not caught up in the craze.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Pray with me please

Please pray for my son who is writing his final exams in the coming few days. He has been under a lot of pressure lately with church problems and emotional upheaval. He needs all the support he can garner.

Son: Thinking of you and praying for you continually. Wish I could be there for your graduation.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Sword of the angel of Lord

I Chronicles 21 describes an incident where the prophet Gad appears to David and offers him the option to choose one of three punishments.

3 years - fall in the hands of famine
3 months - fall in the hands of man
3 days - fall in the hands of God

I have often wondered about those values. 3 days in the hands of God must be more powerful than 3 months of man or 3 years of nature. And yet David thought it was more merciful to fall in the hands of God.

My point today however focuses on the reference to othe sword in verses 16 and 27 of the chapter: "And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem".

Here we read of the sword of the Lord stretched out, and David sees the sword streched out over Jerusalem. However in effect, when we read the passage we find pestilence striking men. v.14 So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell .. 70 000 men".

David petitions the Lord about "these sheep" v.17 and asks "that the plague may be stayed from the people" v.22

So we read in v. 27 "And the Lord commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof".

Do you see the parallel that I see.

My daughter asked me a couple of days of ago about the sword that we see in Revelation. She said "Do you think it is going to be a real sword". I answered her by referring to the above passage.

Scripture interprets itself. I leave it to my readers to find similar passages in the Bible.

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