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Post  Admin on Thu 04 Apr 2019, 2:13 pm

PICK AND PRAY
"keith hobkirk" 
Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups, please let me know which group you will pray for, I call this PICK and PRAY. If you wish to tell me your choice, that's up to you, but may you be led by the Holy Spirit. Please share this with your prayer group at church and let your pastor know so that your church can pray for a group.

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

Please continue to pray for our little church, we have moved into a bigger facility, please pray for safety as owners are not supposed to rent to churches. Please pray for provision as rent has gone u from 2,000 in last place to 5,5000 here. Please pray that we would have God's protection over every service especially the worship service on Sunday morning at 8-11 am. Please pray for the ladies as they undertake the marriage course on Tuesday Mornings and that we would have a worship team. Most importantly, please pray that everyone who comes into the church would have an encounter with the living God and that we would impact our community for the glory of God that many would be born again and many would grow up strong in the faith.

ALU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18886/CH

ALUO
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18391/CH

SERMONS
CHARLES SPURGEON DAILY DEVOTION 3 MINUTES
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=122116205275

A VITAL EXPERIENCE OF GOD BY ALASTAIR BEGG GENESIS 32:1 47 MINUTES

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=82912110021958



MATTHEW 4

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward he hungred.

THE SPIRIT'S LEADING

We always think that we are led into temptation, but before He started public ministry, Jesus was tested by the devil.

Sometimes God allows us to go into the wilderness, by the Spirit's leading. God does not lead us into temptation, but He allows it.

Look at Job. He allowed all of that to occur. His sovereignity was in full evidence; His full protection and providence was in evidence. God is and always will be in full control.

When God graciously allows us to go into a wilderness time, He is in complete control and you will come out of it stronger and better.

Do not fear these wilderness times.. it is the time where God becomes real and more relevant in our lives. 

Like Jesus, you will defeat the devil. Like Job, your faith will be refined as gold and like the three friends of Daniel, you will come out not even smelling of smoke, as God permits.

God bless you

Keith

JEREMIAH 48

10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully

Jeremiah is a man who spoke strong words. Even today, they come over with full force.

We are in an age where false teachers abound. They abounded in Jeremiah's day, telling the people they had no need to worry. They could sin as they wanted and God would protect them.. wrong. 

Paul had to defend himself all through the book of 2 Corinthians. One of the greatest verses is in chapter 4 verse 2

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God..

It is so easy to mix a little bit of falseness with truth, but we need to teach truth.. 100% truth.  God's word alone, should be our aim and our focus and every Christian and especially every Christian preacher should have 2 Corinthians 4:2 engraved on their mind and heart.

May we never use the word of deceitfully.. amen.

Let us renounce the hidden things of dishonesty and teach truth.. the precious truth of God's word.. amen.

Christian preachers.. make this verse in 2 Corinthians sink deep into your heart.

Remember Jeremiah's words.. if you use the word of God deceitfully you are cursed.

God bless you

Keith

ENGLISH
PLEASE LISTEN.. I DID AND WAS SO BLESSED
HOW CAN SINFUL PEOPLE APPROACH A HOLY GOD? BY JOHN PATE LEVITICUS 1 44 MINUTES
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APPROACHING A HOLY GOD BY JOHN PATE LEVITICUS CHS 1-10 50 MINUTES
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Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59

Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. If you do this, please let me know which one you are praying for. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

HAN CHINESE SHAOJIANG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18482/CH

POPULATION 1 MILLION
CHRISTIANS 30,000
These people follow Buddhist and Daoist teaching, especially the older generations, but many young people have no religious belief at all. This bondage needs to be broken.
There are thousands of believers. Please pray that they would be moulded into a viable and mature Christian community.
Please pray that all of these people would be able to hear the gospel.
Please pray that resources would be available in their dialect.

God bless you,
Keith

HAN CHINESE SHAOZHOU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18743/CH

POPULATION 1,056,000
CHRISTIANS 8,000
These people need Christ. They live mostly in Fujian province, so please pray that they would be touched by the gospel. Please that a mature and viable church would emerge from this people.
In this region, the Boxer rebellion occurred, and the blood of many Christians was shed. May the blood of these martyrs be the seed of the church amongst this people.
Please intercede for them. If you don't, who will?
God bless you,
Keith
ENGLISH SERMONS

SERMONS
true and false conversion by ray comfort 64 minutes
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=517121549270

HELL'S BEST KEPT SECRET BY RAY COMFORT 53 MINUTES
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=517121529420
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Post  Admin on Fri 29 Mar 2019, 1:43 pm

Hello Everyone
You may wonder who this person is who keeps posting, my Name is Keith but everyone calls me KK. I am a British Christian living in Nanjing China. I am happily married to a wonderful Chinese lady called Helen, who is the leader of an unregistered Church. She is a science teacher at Public school and I am an English tutor. I hope and pray you enjoy what I post, especially the updates about China. Please pray for us, the situation is difficult, but not impossible. I have pledged to pray for all the Chinese minority people using the book Operation China by Paul Hattaway, please join me. Here is the link to the Joshua project website, which lists all the Minority people of China. I pray for the A-che people., many of these people are small in number, they have no one interceding for them at the throne of grace. Please would you do that individually, as a church or even as a group.

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH
if you have taken up this challenge to pray for a people group, please reply to this email, telling me which one

Please also be active on your group, I have noticed many groups are dormant, some haven't had posts for years, share and reply.. Let's build each other up in the most holy faith, even if it's just an Amen in reply to a post, that's all that matters.
I thank God for all of you, please continue to pray earnestly and fervently for the church in China, I will give you all the information you need, and also you can go and buy the books Operation China and Operation World, but if you do, you must use them.
Thanks and God bless you richly
KK
Below is a short devotion and sermon.. enjoy

CHARLES SPURGEON

Love Your Neighbor

You shall love your neighbor. Matthew 5:43

"Love your neighbor." Perhaps he rolls in riches, and you are poor and living in your humble dwelling next-door to his mansion. Every day you see his estates, his fine clothes, and his extravagant parties. God has given him these gifts; covet not his wealth, and think no hard thoughts concerning him. Be content with what you have, if you cannot better it, but do not look upon your neighbor and wish that he was like you. Love him, and then you will not envy him.

Perhaps, on the other hand, you are rich, and the poor live nearby. Do not scorn to call them neighbors. Admit that you are bound to love them. The world calls them your inferiors. In what way are they inferior? They are far more your equals than your inferiors, for "He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth."1Your clothes are better than theirs, but you are in no way better than them. They are men, and what are you more than that? Pay attention that you love your neighbor even though he be in rags or sunken in the depths of poverty.

But perhaps you say, "I cannot love my neighbors because no matter what I do for them they respond with ingratitude and contempt." All the more reason for the heroism of love. Would you be a featherbed warrior instead of bearing the rough fight of love? He who dares the most shall win the most; and if the path of love is rough, tread it boldly, still loving your neighbors through thick and thin. Heap coals of fire on their heads, and if they are hard to please, do not seek to please them, but to please your Master; and remember if they spurn your love, your Master has not spurned it, and your deed is as acceptable to Him as if it had been acceptable to them..

Love your neighbor, for in so doing you are following the footsteps of Christ.
SERMON..please listen its only 6 minutes
THE GRACE OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=1016161815143
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Post  Admin on Thu 28 Mar 2019, 10:36 pm

UN-REACHED PEOPLES
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:39 am (PDT) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
HAN CHINESE HAINANESE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12053/CH

POPULATION 5.8 MILLION
CHRISTIANS 100,000
Most of these people live on Hainan Island, which is China's playground. The work of God has been blessed in this people group recently, as many churches have been planted. Please pray that these new churches would grow, mature and reach out to this very needy people group and this very materialistic island.
Most of the young people are atheist. Please pray for a dynamic work of the gospel among them.
They have the full Bible in their own language along with other resources. Please pray that this would be used to stir and encourage the church.
Please pray for a move of God on Hainan island. It is a place where materialism and pleasure seeking are rampant.
God bless you,
KK

HAN CHINESE HUI'AN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18475/CH

POPULATION 177,000
CHRISTIANS 4,000
These people are bound by Daoism and ancestor worship. Please pray that these bondage's would be broken.
They are located in Fujian which has one of the largest concentration of Christians in China. Please pray that they would hear the gospel and respond.
There are a few thousand believers. Please pray that they would grow into a mature and viable church.
God bless you,
Keith

SERMONS

THE PATHS OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=103018045353

THE OVERCOMER BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0120

Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. If you do this, please let me know which one you are praying for. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CHCHINESE HAINANESE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12053/CH

POPULATION 5.8 MILLION
CHRISTIANS 100,000
Most of these people live on Hainan Island, which is China's playground. The work of God has been blessed in this people group recently, as many churches have been planted. Please pray that these new churches would grow, mature and reach out to this very needy people group and this very materialistic island.
Most of the young people are atheist. Please pray for a dynamic work of the gospel among them.
They have the full Bible in their own language along with other resources. Please pray that this would be used to stir and encourage the church.
Please pray for a move of God on Hainan island. It is a place where materialism and pleasure seeking are rampant.
God bless you,
KK

HAN CHINESE HUI'AN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18475/CH

POPULATION 177,000
CHRISTIANS 4,000
These people are bound by Daoism and ancestor worship. Please pray that these bondage's would be broken.
They are located in Fujian which has one of the largest concentration of Christians in China. Please pray that they would hear the gospel and respond.
There are a few thousand believers. Please pray that they would grow into a mature and viable church.
God bless you,
Keith

SERMONS

THE PATHS OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=103018045353

THE OVERCOMER BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0120

Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. If you do this, please let me know which one you are praying for. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH
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Cleric Warns Against Rapidly Growing Church

Source(s): International Christian ConcernDate: 21 March 2019
 
Islamic cleric, Hujjat al-Islam Naser Rafiei, delivered a speech in Qom, warning against the spread of Christianity throughout the country. He specifically named house churches and evangelical networks as an attraction for Iranian youth.

It has now been 40 years since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, which led to an oppressive Islamic theocracy. Today, many young people are becoming disillusioned with Islam and the harsh restrictions they face. As a result, the Gospel has been spreading rapidly, sweeping the country through satellite TV and the Internet, together with the ministry of house churches in communities.

Praise God for the work of His Holy Spirit in the lives of so many spiritually seeking Iranians! Pray for the continued outreach of the Gospel throughout the country -- whether via modern-day technology or personal evangelism -- despite the opposition facing His people.

Disabled Person Accused of Blasphemy

Source(s): Morning Star News, CLAAS, Barnabas Fund, Release International, VOMC SourcesDate: 21 March 2019
Photo: Barnabas Fund
Stephen, a Christian man suffering from mental impairment, has been arrested under the country's blasphemy laws after a neighbour overheard a family argument. On March 11th, the accused got into a heated discussion with his brother-in-law over fasting and prayer during Lent and ended up losing his temper, shouting loudly -- a common symptom of his disability. A neighbour overheard the argument, barged into the home, and began beating Stephen. When the family attempted to intervene, the neighbour claimed that Stephen had committed blasphemy.

As a result of the accusation, a mob formed, and Stephen -- along with his family -- was beaten. Police eventually intervened and took Stephen away, alleging it was for his safety. However, charges have now been laid and his family members are denied permission to see him. Since no official diagnosis was previously made, they are concerned that his disability may not be recognized by the court. The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) has taken on this case and is calling for an assessment to officially determine the extent of his condition.

Pakistan's blasphemy laws were brought to the forefront of international attention with the recent case of Asia Bibi. Unfortunately, many conflicting reports have spread since she was acquitted in October. We can assuredly state that Asia is not in Canada at this present time but rather under government protection in Pakistan. Despite recent news reports, her health is apparently sound. Asia's daughter Eisham is publicly appealing for Pakistan's prime minister to allow her mother permission to leave the country. Eisham is residing at an undisclosed location in Canada with her sister.
Pray for Stephen, along with many other believers who are imprisoned under charges for blasphemy. Remember this mentally challenged man's family and those advocating for his special needs. Also uphold Asia Bibi and her family, praying that this long-suffering mother will be permitted to leave the country now that she has been acquitted of all charges.

Attacks Against Christians Persist

Source(s): International Christian Concern, Morning Star NewsDate: 21 March 2019
Photo: World Watch Monitor
The violence against Christian communities in Nigeria continues unabated, resulting in dozens of deaths this February and March. As authorities seek how to effectively deal with the attacks, a West African court has ruled that, at least in one instance during 2016, Nigeria failed in its duty to protect citizens.

Danger comes from multiple directions. The Boko Haram terrorist group continues to oppress, though the number of incidents seems to be on the decline due to concerted pressure from various countries throughout West Africa. On March 14th, insurgents attacked the village of Ngurhlavu in Borno State. While most villagers safely escaped into the bush, six homes and a church were destroyed. One church member, Avi Lassa, was killed after stepping on an improvised explosive device the perpetrators had left behind. Two sisters, Stella and Plungwa Ibrahim, were also abducted.

The most devastating violence in recent months has been from the Fulani herdsmen. While some of their opposition comes from what they perceive as government imposition against their nomadic lifestyle, much of the resulting violence is targeted against Christians.

Kaduna State has been the centre for much of the recent opposition. In mid-February, more than 130 were killed. Since then, over 100 additional deaths were reported to have taken place within the state and hundreds of homes have been burned.

March 4th also brought an attack in Benue State, where more than 20 people were killed by gun or machete. Those who survived have been scattered while seeking safety. Back in 2016, Benue State was the setting of a horrific attack which has since resulted in international condemnation against the Nigerian authorities for their lack of response. The court of the Economic Community of West African States ruled this January that the Nigerian government failed to provide necessary protection for their citizens against attacks in Agatu by Fulani herdsmen. The previous surge of attacks, which began late February 2016, resulted in as many as 500 fatalities.

Prayerfully lift up the people of rural Nigeria who are facing this ongoing violence. Pray that the governing officials and police presiding over these areas will take necessary action to stop the violence and resolve the grievances of the Fulani. Pray for the many Nigerians who are now grieving the loss of loved ones, as well as those facing financial devastation due to their homes having been destroyed. Also remember the abducted victims presently in captivity, such as the two mentioned sisters, as well as Leah Sharibu, in addition to the more than 100 students still missing after the 2014 attack on the Chibok school.
SERMONS.. three short sermons..under 12 minutes all three

HELP FOR THE FEEBLE BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=513151844561

NAMES BY WILLIAM DYER
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=925091955395

SUPREMELY PRECIOUS BY JOHN FAWCETT
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=8130821144310
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Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:28 am (PDT) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
please pray for our church (we are an independent evangelical house church in China), we are moving again this weekend. Please pray for divine protection and for eyes to be closed to this move. Please pray for many people to come to church and to give financially to help us. Please pray that we would make an impact in our new complex. Every church in China needs divine protection, there are fines for owners letting out to churches and also incentives for reporting church activities. Please ask that God would move in mighty power to protect and increase his church in size 
Please pray for the minority people below, tweet the links, please put all this on facebook, church notice boards, social media platforms
Please pray and also listen to the short sermons.. all three less than 20 minutes

AKTO TURKMEN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18389/CH

ALING
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18390/CH

SERMONS PLEASE LISTEN.. ONLY 18 MINUTES
THE OVERCOMER BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0120

THE HATRED OF GOD BY PAUL WASHER
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=62418026481

MARCHING ORDERS FOR A BACKSLIDDEN CHURCH BY PHIL JOHNSON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=52914118323
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Post  Admin on Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9:02 pm

SUMATRA 
POPULATION: 48 MILLION
CHRISTIANS: 9%
This is the largest unevangelized island on earth. Please pray that God would stir many Christians to go and reach the un-reached peoples.
Many natural disasters happen, so please pray that the believers would show God's radiant love at these difficult times.

PEOPLE NEEDS
Please pray for the Batak people especially around the area of Lake Toba. We visited this beautiful area last year. Please pray for a powerful revival among them. Many of the peoples such as the Batak, Karo and Dairi are Christian, but the Angkola are strongly Muslim.
Please pray, as much church life is nominal and mixed with occult practices..
The Chinese are a significant minority, especially in Medan, but there are many Muslim's and Buddhists also. Please pray that the Chinese Christians would catch a vision for the needy souls around them.
The 3.8 million Aceh people are almost entirely Muslim. They are a very devout and need Christ. Please pray God would raise up workers to go this desperately needy group.
ACEH

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10144/ID

Many people in Northern Sumatra are completely un-reached, such as the Gayo, Tamiang and  Mandialing, who have no known Christians among them. Please pray for a move of God. Please pray that workers may be called to this work. Simeulue Island is completely Muslim and the only group with any Christian witness is the Angkola with 3% Christians.
The Minangkabau-Rejang number over 8 million and are educated and knowledgeable, but all they know is Islam. There are fewer than 1000 believers. Please pray for the formation of a church among them.
Other groups such as the Rejang and Kerinci number nearly 1 million, but have little witness and there are no resources to reach them.     

REJANG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14537/ID

Eastern and Southern Sumatra has many needy groups such as the Deli, Jambi and Melayu Riau. There are handfuls of believers, and need workers to go to them, as they won't go to the church. The Jambi are in deep need, and many live outside Sumatra, so please pray for them.
JAMBI
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12318/ID

The Muslim people of the Central and Southern area such as the Lembak and Enim, have a few believers, but the Ogan, and Kaur among others remain totally un-reached.
The Lampung people in the South are resentful of newcomers especially from Java. There is no active churches among them, and there are several people groups among them. Please see below.

LAMPUNG ANGUR
POPULATION 201,000
CHRISTIANS 0.01%
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10140/ID

These people are virtually all Muslim. Every village has a mosque and the people are trapped in this false teaching. Please pray that this bondage is totally broken and that a Lampung church becomes a reality. 
These people need help with their agricultural practices, so please pray that many Christians would be called to help them and may they share the love of Jesus with them.
They don't yet have the bible in any form. Please pray that Bible translation would start and the word of God would cut their chains of ignorance and unbelief.
Pray that other groups in Indonesia and elsewhere, would be concerned enough to pray and to go to them.

GOD BLESS YOU
KK

ENGLISH

IT'S NOT MY FAULT BY TODD ABBEY 1 SAMUEL 15
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=1261816411410

MORAL PURITY IN THE CHURCH BY TODD CURTIS EPHESIANS 5:3-5
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=2111944518496
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In God We Trust

 

 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28 NKJV.

…And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband. - Ruth 1:2b-5 NKJV.

So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel!” - Ruth 4:13-14 NKJV.

 

 

The admissions director at the University of California at San Diego made a big mistake when she welcomed by email 29,000 or so applicants who had actually been rejected. The welcome email was only intended to be sent to those students who had actually been accepted by the University. Can you imagine the confusion of the students who received the email congratulating them on their acceptance, and then receiving a second email stating their rejection?

It is often difficult to handle rejection; however, those students turned down by UCSD may find a better path for their lives as a result. About 12 years ago (19 years ago now), I was a bi-vocational pastor searching for that second vocation to be able to survive financially. I had a job interview for employment for a very similar position to the one I had held in the past.. I was very hopeful that I would be employed. I fasted and prayed for more than a week about this job and I received confirmation from the Lord that He had heard my prayers. However, I was not hired, but at the same time I was encouraged knowing that this was apparently God’s will for my life. The bi-vocational pastorate turned out to be more full-time than part - time, although I did some substitute teaching which I enjoyed. With 12 years of life experience since the rejection of my job application, I am thankful that I was rejected. I am thankful, because I would not be writing these devotionals if I had been hired for that position. I am also thankful because I know that God protected me from going down the wrong path with my life.

There are more difficult things that can happen to us in life than being rejected by a college, or not getting the job that we wanted. Naomi and Ruth experienced one of those more difficult things, their husbands died. Even though this terrible thing happened in the lives of both women, Naomi was faithful to the Lord, and Ruth followed her mother-in-law’s example. As a result Ruth is in the human genealogy of our Lord Jesus, and she became the great-grandmother of King David. Although God did not cause the tragedies to happen, He surely brought good out of the death of their husbands. He brought good out of it as Naomi and Ruth faithfully followed the will of God for their lives step by step, day by day.

In my own family, my great-grandfather’s (Draper Wrather’s) first wife passed away soon after their only child, a daughter was born (That daughter died when she was 14-years-old from a ruptured appendix.). He then married a woman (Francis Raynes Campbell Wrather) whose first husband had died (Her son by her first husband died when he was 20-years-old from Tuberculosis.). I know that my great-grandmother was a godly woman who had much influence for good upon her family. One of her sons, my grandfather, his first wife (my grandmother) passed away before I was born. He then married a godly woman whose example and prayers are still impacting my life. As I have researched the genealogy of my family, nearly every line has faced family tragedies.

When the bad things happen in our lives we are encouraged to remain faithful. In 1 Corinthians 15:58 the apostle Paul encourages us with these words, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” “In God We Trust” is not just a motto; it is God’s will for our lives in good times, and in bad times. Trusting in God is always the eternally right decision..

A Prayer For Today

 

Lord of all Glory, hear my humble prayer

As I offer praise to Your majesty and might.

I thank You for the million miracles of each day

And for the quiet beauty born each night.

 

I pray that disputes, discord, and all wars

May cease because of Your great might

And thinking men rejoice and know ~

Understand what You set as right.

 

Bequeath to those in power, over us,

A sure and stable mind.

Yea, Lord, let them stand in awe,

Realizing You in every quest we find.

 

Bless mankind with Your presence everywhere;

In microscope, in galaxies, in swirls

Of Your creation that cannot be denied ~

Anywhere in Your worlds.

 

Let peace fall like a gentle fog o'er all the earth.

Let men seek ultimate truth and find Your love,

Eyes of understanding, ears that hear Your call;

Lives to always imitate the properties above.

 

Be with us while we pass this year.

Keep us from needing to have fear.

Fling wide the flood gates of our hearts

So we will never be apart. 

In Jesus Name,

Amen.

©️ 2010 by Joan Clifton Costner

SERMONS
FAITH SEES THE BOW BY CHARLES SPURGEON 2 MINUTESGENESIS 9:14
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THE DISCIPLES BURNING HEARTS BY JIM SAVASTIO LUKE 24  2 MINUTES
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PRAYER FOCUS SUMATRA PLUS SERMONS  

SUMATRA 
POPULATION: 48 MILLION
CHRISTIANS: 9%
This is the largest unevangelized island on earth. Please pray that God would stir many Christians to go and reach the un-reached peoples.
Many natural disasters happen, so please pray that the believers would show God's radiant love at these difficult times.

PEOPLE NEEDS
Please pray for the Batak people especially around the area of Lake Toba. We visited this beautiful area last year. Please pray for a powerful revival among them. Many of the peoples such as the Batak, Karo and Dairi are Christian, but the Angkola are strongly Muslim.
Please pray, as much church life is nominal and mixed with occult practices..
The Chinese are a significant minority, especially in Medan, but there are many Muslim's and Buddhists also. Please pray that the Chinese Christians would catch a vision for the needy souls around them.
The 3.8 million Aceh people are almost entirely Muslim. They are a very devout and need Christ. Please pray God would raise up workers to go this desperately needy group.
ACEH

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10144/ID

Many people in Northern Sumatra are completely un-reached, such as the Gayo, Tamiang and  Mandialing, who have no known Christians among them. Please pray for a move of God. Please pray that workers may be called to this work. Simeulue Island is completely Muslim and the only group with any Christian witness is the Angkola with 3% Christians.
The Minangkabau-Rejang number over 8 million and are educated and knowledgeable, but all they know is Islam. There are fewer than 1000 believers. Please pray for the formation of a church among them.
Other groups such as the Rejang and Kerinci number nearly 1 million, but have little witness and there are no resources to reach them.     

REJANG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14537/ID

Eastern and Southern Sumatra has many needy groups such as the Deli, Jambi and Melayu Riau. There are handfuls of believers, and need workers to go to them, as they won't go to the church. The Jambi are in deep need, and many live outside Sumatra, so please pray for them.
JAMBI
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12318/ID

The Muslim people of the Central and Southern area such as the Lembak and Enim, have a few believers, but the Ogan, and Kaur among others remain totally un-reached.
The Lampung people in the South are resentful of newcomers especially from Java. There is no active churches among them, and there are several people groups among them. Please see below.

LAMPUNG ANGUR
POPULATION 201,000
CHRISTIANS 0.01%
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10140/ID

These people are virtually all Muslim. Every village has a mosque and the people are trapped in this false teaching. Please pray that this bondage is totally broken and that a Lampung church becomes a reality. 
These people need help with their agricultural practices, so please pray that many Christians would be called to help them and may they share the love of Jesus with them.
They don't yet have the bible in any form. Please pray that Bible translation would start and the word of God would cut their chains of ignorance and unbelief.
Pray that other groups in Indonesia and elsewhere, would be concerned enough to pray and to go to them.

GOD BLESS YOU
KK

ENGLISH

IT'S NOT MY FAULT BY TODD ABBEY 1 SAMUEL 15
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MORAL PURITY IN THE CHURCH BY TODD CURTIS EPHESIANS 5:3-5
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PERSECUTED CHURCH NEWS

Violent Attacks Against Christians

Source(s): Forum 18Date: 14 March 2019
Tamchi Police Station
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In October 2018, a young Christian, Eldos Sattar uuly, sustained a broken jaw and other injuries after a violent attack in the Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan (seethis report). While those responsible were charged, they were sentenced to house arrest, which is not being enforced.

Problems have continued for Christians in the area. People in the village of Tamchi report continuing attacks against them from December through to February. In the most recent incident, a Muslim from the village was also beaten by ten people because he was a good friend of Eldos. There are rumours that local militants plan to destroy the homes of Christians in Tamchi and two other nearby villages.

According to reports from the area, Eldos and his uncle Nurbek Esenaly uuly have left in fear. When Eldos' lawyer complained about the inaction of the authorities, she was threatened with charges against her for "inciting religious conflict and sowing discord among people."

Remember those in Kyrgyzstan who are being wrongly mistreated, accused and beaten. May Eldos, his uncle Nurbek, and others who have fled for safety find the refuge and rest they need. Pray for God's righteousness and justice to be upheld, and that the work of the Gospel will be able to continue in Tamchi and throughout the region.

Mysterious Disappearance of Church Affiliate

Source(s): VOM Korea, Early Rain Covenant ChurchDate: 14 March 2019
Early Rain Covenant Church meets outside.
Photo: ChinaAid
Since the arrest of over 100 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church in December, authorities have continued to charge, detain and harass Christians associated with the church. For more information on the original raid, click here.

One member, Pan Fei, has been arrested several times since the original attack. After the first time he was detained, interrogated and released, he moved to a new home. Yet, he continued to be harassed by the local authorities who frequently broke into his residence.

Due to government pressure, Pan Fei was also fired from his job at the Yong Hui shopping mall. Early this month, he managed to find a new job. However, on March 4th, he mysteriously disappeared and, at last report, there had been no communication with friends or family. The Early Rain Covenant Church has requested prayer for him: "We pray fervently for this lamb who has been captured and separated from the Lord Jesus Christ's flock. May God's Spirit be with him and protect his body and soul!"

Please join with these church members in praying for Pan Fei. May he be protected from harm and safely returned to his concerned family and friends soon. Pray for the many other believers who are still being detained in prison -- including Pastor Wang Yi and his wife, both of whom have been accused of "inciting to subvert state power."

Pastor Beaten Unconscious

Source(s): Morning Star News, International Christian ConcernDate: 14 March 2019
Garissa, Kenya
Photo: Wikimedia/Adam H T Geelle (cc)
An underground pastor in eastern Kenya, near the Somali border, was severely beaten on the night of March 8th. Muslim militants assaulted him with wooden clubs, leaving him unconscious and with a broken leg, bruises and other injuries.

Pastor Abdul (surname withheld for security reasons) is a 30-year-old father of three. He serves as pastor to an underground church consisting of 30 former Muslims who, for safety, meet in small groups on varying days. He was on his way home after a prayer gathering on the outskirts of Garissa when several Somali Muslims attacked him. Most ethnic Somalis believe that all people of their nationality must adhere to Islam.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Abdul stated: "I'm almost unable to bear the pain. My family is in great fear, and Christians have located us to another place. Our prayer for now is to get a safe place for my family. My life, and that of my family, is at stake."

Please pray for the safety of Abdul and his family. May the Kenyan authorities be able to maintain peace and safety for all citizens in this volatile area of their country. Ask the "Great Physician" to minister to the wounds Abdul incurred during the attack so they will heal quickly and completely. May the Lord also enable him to continue fulfilling his pastoral ministry in the new location, providing further opportunities to reach others with the salvation message. Pray that the Somalis living in eastern Kenya will personally experience the love and grace of Christ and, as a result, turn to Him in faith.

SERMONS.. VERY SHORT
THE WARNINGS OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
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VALIANT FOR TRUTH BY CHARLES SPURGEON DANIEL 11:32
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1 NOONDAY DEVOTIONS PLUS SERMONS
Wed Mar 13, 2019 "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
2 TIMOTHY 4
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.5 As for you, always be sober-minded,endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

PREACH THE WORDPaul is finishing his instructions to his beloved Timothy as he is nearing the end of life. What does he tell him?He charges him to do something... he sees as so important: preach of the word of God!God will be our judge at the end of time; even now He is watching His church to see if His word is being faithfully proclaimed. So often it is being watered down, but He is watching and He will judge. All preachers and teachers are under the microscope of God. The preacher is being judged, not by his church members, not by other preachers, but by God himself.The pulpit is a lonely place; there is just you and God, it's just you and the Holy Spirit. That is why the preacher needs to be a man of prayer, E.M. Bounds said, "Light praying make for light preaching."Preach the word; all of it, and don't leave out the hard parts. It's not what a preacher says sometimes, but it is what he doesn't say. We have to preach the whole counsel of God: to reprove, rebuke, to teach and to exhort. Note reprove and rebuke are first on this list, but sadly, many churches put this last, when it should be first. The preacher goes with with the current evangelical fad/church growth concept, and want to preach the love of God, but the preacher must preach the wrath of God for sin and the reality of hell, even though it is not popular, with His love.The preaching of the Word is for the stouthearted, because people are seeking something to tickle their ears. People today are not responsive to strong meat and sound doctrine, they will follow false teachers such as Joel Osteen and Joseph Prince like lemmings jumping off a cliff.In verse 5, Paul reminds Timothy, that when this happens, he is to be sober minded and to endure suffering. When you preach the gospel, you have to have your wits about you and you will be criticised for the preaching  of the truth.Paul counsels Timothy to continue to fulfill his ministry; keep sharing the gospel, and all of Scripture. Make this your end goal. He goes on to talk about that he has fulfilled his ministry in verses 6-9 and urges Timothy to do the same.CHRISTIAN PREACHER:Are you preaching the whole counsel of God?In your preaching, do you reprove and rebuke?Do you preach truth, whether your church members like it or not?Are you fulfilling your ministry? Are you doing the work of an evangelist or messenger?
Are you preaching the word, the whole word and nothing but the word?God is watching and he and he and he alone will judge
God bless,
KK
NEHEMIAH 217 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” 18 And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work.

THE CAN-DO-MANTimes were bad in Jerusalem. The walls were broken down; Nehemiah had returned and he was a man on a mission. He inspects the walls, and is eager to do something. He is not going to be put off by Tobiah and his friends and some of the people who were compromising.It only takes one man/woman who has a passion to fan the flames of revival in a city or neighbourhood. Nehemiah was a can-do-man. He saw the state of the walls and was determined that the walls must be re-built.Nehemiah is an inspiring person; he said the encouraging words God had said to him and he inspired others.But also he saw the state of the walls, and saw that the Jews were being laughed at and held in derision, this made his blood boil, so to speak.Does the state of the church today make you take action?
When you see the walls of the church broken down, what is your reaction?Do you care or do you have the reaction of Nehemiah?There are too many can't-do people in the church today; you can't do this, you may upset our neighbours, you can't speak out the truths of God's word, it might rock the boat in society. One of my favourite sermons is called, "Preaching Outside the Pulpit," by Todd Friel. It encourages pastors and their church members to get out and open air preach. Some maybe can't, but others can, but won't. Most Christian evangelism is not done on Sunday, or during the week by Christians living their lives and going to the world in love. Jesus said GO, yet so many can't-go Christians are in our churches. We need to rebuild the walls in our schools, communities and towns/cities, so let's get out and share the gospel. There will be people in our churches that will say, you can't do that, but let the can-do-Christians, just do it... Amen.In my home town in the UK, every Saturday morning, there is a small group of seven or eight dedicated believers who share the gospel week after week, but where are the others?They are there when there is some Christian event and will gladly come to church and give God one morning per week. But they are can't-do Christians... "Oh I can't do that! What would people think of me. I cant be seen giving out tracts or sharing the gospel on the street, what would people say?"Answer: They would call you a fool for ChristIt is time to arise and rebuild the walls, so that the church is not held in derision anymore.It is time to be like Nehemiah and to be a can-do Christian and inspire and encourage others.Are you a can-do Christian or a cant-do christian?God bless you,
kk
ENGLISH SERMONSGOD'S CLOSING CALL BY JOHN MACDUFFhttps://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=103018053508&lo=true

DEALING WITH DEPRESSION BY JIMMY LI
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BATTLE STATIONS
 Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
Please continue to pray for the church in China. Pray for revival in every single church, that the church would catch a powerful vision for reaching the whole of China.
Please pray for our little church, please pray for the men that they would completely commit themselves to God
Please pray for the people below, they are small groups, please intercede for them, they have no one to pray for them. I am going to pray through the book Operation China, please join me
AKEU

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18899/CH

AKHA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10223/CH

SERMONS PLEASE LISTEN
HERE IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER BY THOMAS CHALMERS

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=87112237410&lo=true

PREACHING OUTSIDE THE PULPIT BY TODD FRIEL

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UNPOPULAR BY EMILIO RAMOS
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2 CORINTHIANS 4

17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY
Some of us are going through very difficult times; persecution is happening to us, illness surrounds us or maybe it is the loss of a close family member of friend.
God understands the pain of what we are going through. He knows our pain and our suffering. He knew the suffering and pain the apostle Paul went through and he knows yours... amen.
In Chapter 1:8, Paul states that the burden on him almost drove him to complete despair. So what is it that kept him from despairing of his very life in 1:8?
Surely we have the answer in these verses in chapter 4. He, like us, is looking forward to heaven which will be beyond all comparison. Compared to heaven and the glory that is going to be revealed, these small inconveniences of suffering are nothing.
Everything that hurts us down here on earth is not going to be in heaven: pain, despair, illness, all will be banished. This is why Paul can look at his sufferings and say in Romans 8:
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

To do this, we need to have the eternal perspective and look at the unseen things and not the things that we can see. Remember everything we see here here on earth will pass away; it is not going to last.
We need to focus on where we are going and that is to glory. We need to focus on heaven and the glory that we will be revealed in us. We will have new perfect bodies, we will see Jesus as He is and we will serve Him.
Every piece of suffering for Jesus is worth it, because it pales in comparison to the glory of heaven, which one day we will see... Amen. I once heard my former pastor, Richard, who was dying of cancer say this:
It's worth it church.Jesus is worth it.It's worth going through anything.Even through cancer.
He died shortly afterwards, I echo his words... IT IS WORTH IT
Have you got an eternal perspective? Are you focusing on things seen or unseen?Can you say like Paul, the words of Romans 8:18?
God bless you,
KK

2 Corinthians 5
9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 

PLEASING GOD
What is your aim in your Christian life?
Some people use Christianity to get to  Heaven.Some people use Christianity to receive healing.Some people use Christianity to get money and popularity.Some people use Christianity to receive blessings.
Paul was interested in one thing and that is outlined in this verse. In every single situation, Paul wanted to please God. In every decision he made, he made that decision on the basis of whether that decision would please God.
We have a well known initial called WWJD,  which means What Would Jesus Do? We what would He do, what was the aim of Jesus?
It was to do the will of the Father or to put it another way; His aim was to please the Father. If it was Jesus's aim to please the Father, how much more should it be our aim.
So what does please God?
God's will is for our sanctification, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-6 and for us to grow in grace, 2 Peter 3:18. If we are growing in grace, then that pleases God.
To please God, you also need to be continually growing. Stagnation or backsliding does not please God. The five bad churches in Revelation thought they were pleasing God, but they were stagnating and backsliding.

Let me finish with the main way you can please God, from 2 Corinthians 7:1:
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

God would be very pleased if you did what it says in this verse: Get rid of the things that displease Him. See Galatians 5:15-20 and replace those things with Galatians 5:22-23.
Are you pleasing God or pleasing yourself?
God bless you,
KK
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ENGLISH RESOURCES PLEASE LISTEN AND READ
Thu Mar 7, 2019 9:57 pm 

DEVOTIONS

CHARLES SPURGEON

"My beloved." — Song of Songs 2:8

This was a golden name which the ancient Church in her most joyous moments was accustomed to give to the Anointed of the Lord. When the time of the singing of birds was come, and the voice of the turtle-dove was heard in her land, her love-note was sweeter than either, as she sang, "My beloved is mine—and I am His!" Ever in her song of songs, does she call Him by that delightful name, "My beloved!" Even in the long winter, when idolatry had withered the garden of the Lord, her prophets found space to lay aside their burden for a little season, and to say, as Elijah did, "Now will I sing to my well-beloved, a song of my beloved." Though the saints had never seen His face, though as yet He was not made flesh, nor had dwelt among us, nor had man beheld His glory—yet He was the consolation of Israel, the hope and joy of all the chosen, the "beloved" of all those who were upright before the Most High God.

We, in the summer days of the Church, are also accustomed to speak of Christ as the best beloved of our soul, and to feel that He is very precious, the "chief among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely one." So true is it, that the Church loves Jesus, and claims Him as her beloved, that the apostle dares to defy the whole universe to separate her from the love of Christ, and declares that neither persecutions, distress, affliction, peril, or the sword have been able to do it! Nay, he joyously boasts, "In all these things—we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!"

O that we knew more of You, O ever precious one! My sole possession is Your love! In earth beneath, or heaven above—I have no other treasure! I ask for nothing more.

 

SERMONS

SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD BY JONATHAN EDWARDS
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=12607144112

RENEW YOUR MIND BY PAUL WASHER
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=241923353211

EVANGELISM PART 1 BY EMEAL ZWAYNE
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=1013181241202

EVANGELISM PART 2 BY EMEAL ZWAYNE

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BATTLE STATIONS
Tue Mar 5, 2019 8:58 pm (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
Please pray for our little church, that we would be in unity, we have many new people every week. Please pray that many men and young people would come to church. Please pray as we have communion this Sunday. Please pray that many would come to the Thursday night prayer meeting. Please pray for Helen's parents that have both said the commitment prayer. Please continue for China, as many people are coming to faith, please pray that they would be become mature in Christ.

AI-CHAM

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10195/CH

AINU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10522/CH

SERMONS PLEASE LISTEN

SPIRITUAL SELF HARM BY PETER MASTERS PROVERBS 21:7
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=108181333229

THE SAFEST SHELTER BY CHARLES SPURGEON ISAIAH 32:2
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Where does all this vanity come from? BY GEORGE MYLNE

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Ecclesiastes  12

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.14 For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVESolomon is probably the richest man who ever lived. His kingdom was the high point of Israel's prosperity.  This book is often overlooked, but it is so valuable. Solomon wrote this at the end of his life. He was now an old man; he had it all - money, prestige, popularity, and more, yet says everything is vanity.The last words he speaks are so telling; what really matters Solomon? He makes his conclusion on life.
His conclusion was that it is the duty of man to fear God and keep His commandments. Are you fearing God and have you kept His commandments? This is what truly matters, but we can't keep His commandments.  No one ever has and no one can, except for One!  This is why we need to call out to Jesus by faith, and trust Him because He fulfilled what we never can - perfect obedience.God sees everything and will judge everything. He never misses anything, and He will bring everything out into the open.The purpose of your life is to fear God and keep His commandments, by His grace out of love. Why? Because, though God is the judge and will judge everything, He first loved you, and we love Him and show it in our lives.God bless youKK
1 CORINTHIANS 323 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
WHAT A PROMISEThe Church is Corinth was filled with strife; it had cults of personality. This was the first problem Paul addressed in his letter. Here is a very precious promise for the believer: we have exceedingly great and promises... amen. Every promise we have has God's seal on it, because God said it. I know that promise is true and therefore I can trust it.It is a plural and personal promise, "ye are." We are held by God Himself. Jesus bought us with His precious blood and therefore because Christ and the Father are in perfect unity, whatever is Christ's is also the property of the Father. We are bought by Jesus, loved by the Father and sealed by the Spirit... Amen!It is a permanent promise. All God's promises are yes and amen. When God makes a promise, it cannot be reversed.  It is a powerful promise. Why are these promises given to us? To increase our faith and to help us grow closer to God. The more we trust God's promises, the stronger our faith, becomes as we know that He and He alone can be trusted.It is a potent promise. It can be used against the enemy. If the devil comes against me, placing doubts about my salvation, I quote this verse saying I am Christ's. It is a precious promise. The more you lean on the promises of God, the more precious they become. We know their reality in our life and we know that we can trust them.This is one of the many promises in the Bible. As you continue to read His word, get to know the promises that God makes to you.Remember this:Ye are Christ's.. And nothing can change that fact!!THATS A PROMISEGOD BLESS YOU,
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ENGLISH DEVOTION AND SERMONS PLEASE LISTEN AND READ
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 pm (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
CHINESE DEVOTION
The Wednesday Word

The Gospel: Our Best Friend.
D G Miles McKee

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:14. 

We often feel that we are not worth saving …  and this, of course, is an accurate assessment. As Spurgeon said, “When you feel yourself as totally unworthy you have hit the truth.” That is why, as we grow in grace, the Gospel is our best friend.

Let me illustrate. The story is told of how the devil sought to discourage the mighty reformer Martin Luther by continually making him feel guilty.  Satan, it seems constantly reminded the great preacher of the list of his sins. When the devil had finished, Luther purportedly said, “Think harder: you must have forgotten some.” And the devil did think, and he listed more sins. When he was done enumerating the sins, Luther said, “Now, with a red ink write over that list, “The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin.” The devil had nothing to say in the light of Luther’s best friend … the Gospel.

As we look by faith to the Lord Jesus, and see His shed blood, we find healing for our wounded conscience.   By faith, we understand that His blood has satisfied all claims that unalterable divine justice made against us.

The Gospel is our best friend.

Our sins have been purged perfectly by a perfect offering made with perfect blood. These are the truths to continually feed to the troubled conscience.. 
 If we are regularly condemned by the consciousness of our past sins, we have an evil conscience (Hebrews 10:22).  However, the Gospel gives us a perfect conscience that is free from the guilt and condemnation of sins. 

The Gospel is our best friend.

I will admit that the legalist in me is sometimes uncomfortable with this arrangement.  Maybe you are like me, resistant, at times, to the accomplishments of grace? This is why we need to continually saturate our minds with the Gospel. When we find ourselves more conscious of our former sins than we are of the accomplishments of Christ on our behalf, we need to cleanse our thinking by applying Finished Work teaching to our thinking.

The Gospel is our best friend.

Do you know that your sins are forgiven? Someone says, “I can’t say that they are, but I am doing my best to change my life.” That’s great, but it will never work! You can do your best to reform, but that will never purge your conscience. Only applying the blood of Christ can do that.

The Gospel is our best friend.

Christ, as a man, was the Servant of Yahweh, the one in whom the Father delighted. It was the Father’s purpose to save and cleanse a people for Himself, and His plans were flawlessly executed by His beloved Son, the God/Man. It is only by the shedding of His blood that we are saved, and that blood was shed 2000 years ago at Calvary. The work is finished. He gave His life a ransom for the sins of His people (Isaiah 53:10).  Do you know this? Is this truly personal to you?
 Our best religious efforts cannot cleanse the conscience. But the Lord wants us to hear him say “Be of good cheer; your sins, which are many, are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2).
 What can prevent us going to Him? Our sins?  No, it is our sin that is the reason to approach Him.  Let us go to Him with freedom of speech (see Hebrews 4:16) to obtain mercy and grace to help in the time of need. He alone can purge the guilty conscience and give peace to the troubled mind.

The Gospel is our best friend.

And that’s the Gospel Truth!

ENGLISH
THE NIGHT WATCHES BY JOHN MACDUFF.. SHORT BUT OH SO SWEET
THE GRACE OF GOD
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THE TENDERNESS OF GOD
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THE ORDINANCES OF GOD
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JAVA PART 2
UNREACHED PEOPLES
The Javanese sub groups are only 2% Christian and these include:
Banten - 570,000Banyunasan - 5. 8 millionOsing - 500,000Pasisir Kulo - 3.4 millionPasisir Lor - 23.3 Million
All these groups are Staunchly Muslim. Please pray for workers to go to them.
The 34 Million Sunda have only 25,000 Christians, and many are nominal. Please pray that the Sunda church would grow and mature. Muslim missionaries seek to purify moderate Muslims and to take back nominal Christians. Please pray that workers would be called to this group.
The Madura live in East Java and have several sub groups. They are largely Muslim and are renown for anger, violence, and magic. Please pray that Christians would overcome their fears and reach out to this needy people.
The Tengger people live near Mount Bromo in East Java and are largely Hindu,  but God has established several Tengger Christian group. Please pray for the establishment of a viable church.

All these groups need fervent prayer, please go to following website for more information on Indonesia
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/ID

Unreached peoples
Banten
Population - 3.5 million
Christians - 0.08%

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21464/ID

These people are almost entirely Muslim, but this is mixed with magic and traditional customs. Please pray for the calling of workers who can demonstrate not just the power of God but the love of God to break these forces of evil that hold them.
Many workers are needed, and these people rely on the land for their living.. Please pray that Christian aid agencies would go them and help them.
Please water this ground with your prayers and tears.
May a Banten church become a reality.
Thanks so much
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:30 am (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
Please continue to lift us up here in China .. K and H. continue to pray for our little church, we have a special meeting for the men on Saturday, please pray that many men would come and be touched by the power of the gospel. Please pray for the safety of the one who will share, please pray for the pastors and church leaders in China that they would not compromise the truth of the gospel and that they would preach Christ and Him Crucified. Please pray that god would raise up many workers to go the many minority peoples still untouched by the gospel, some like the ones below are very small, please take time to click on the links and pray for them and also listen to the two short messages. These people cannot pray for themselves, please intercede for them
ADI
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18386/CH

ADU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18387/CH

is this all by john macduff

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in my fathers house by russ sukha
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GEMS
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:28 pm (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The conscience is a delicate instrument which becomes deranged by misuse. 

YES & AMEN
"For all the promises of GOD in HIM are YES! and in HIM AMEN! to the glory of GOD through us." [2 Corinthi ans 1.20]
The word "Amen" ; is a most remarkable word; it was translated directly from the Hebrew word "aman" ; which is related to the word for believe or  faithful.   Therefore, it came to mean "sure,  truly, so it will be" an expression of absolute trust and confidence.

Also in the Hebrew interpretation,  Amen is an acrostic — "EL MELECH  NE'EMAN" ;  or, " The LORD is a TRUSTWORTHYKING. " Blessed be HE and blessed be the GLORIOUS NAME OF THE LORD forever and ever!  "Let the NAME of YEHOWAH be blessed now and forever. From east (rising of  the sun) to west (its going  down) the NAME of YEHOWAH is praised."  [Psalms (Tehillym ) 113. 2 - 3 Tanakh, Kethuvim]

One of the titles of MESSIAH YESHUA  is "THE  AMEN."  In the Book of Revelation, the last of HIS Letters to the seven churches begins with a distinguished greeting from the GLORIFIED LORD:  "These things says the AMEN, the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS,  the BEGINNING of the creation of GOD." [Revelati on 3. 14]   We can be absolutely certain that HIS WORD is always faithful  and true, because HE is the CREATOR of all things, HE is our "ETERNALAME N."

Every promise of the LORD GOD in CHRIST  JESUS is " YES! & AMEN! " — as strong an affirmation of truth as can be expressed in a language.  Therefore, it is extremely meaningful that the HOLY SCRIPTURES  close with a thunderousAMEN! "The grace of our LORD JESUS be with you all. Amen!" [ Revelation 22. 21]   All who read these LIFE-GIVINGWords can know beyond all reasoning that the entire BOOK of books is absolutely true and trustworthy. Amen!  Read andbelieve  (obey), it is the GREATEST  MESSAGE (REVEALED  TRUTH) ever told!  "Blessed be YEHOWAH ELOHEY  of Israel forevermore, from eternity to eternity! Amen and Amen." [ Psalms (Tehillym)  41. 13; 89. 52 Tanakh, Kethuvim] There is indescribable overwhelming joy in obeying and serving the LOVING LORD GOD OF THE UNIVERSE

GEM 2
Coffee Break
"Time To Change The Subject"
"Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul." Job 7:11
As you watch the news you realize that if something wasn't happening- a storm, an election, a murder trial, a custody battle, a war, etc- they wouldn't have anything to talk about. When something does make "news" , the reporters "run it in the ground" , that is ALL they talk about. It seems as if the world stopped and nothing else is taking place. Every minute on every channel is consumed with it as the main, and only, topic. I wondered what they would have to talk about if there was nothing bad going on to talk about? 
Sadly, there are a lot of people- even in the church- who are like this. If there isn't something "bad" happening, they don't have anything to talk about. They spend all their time talking about the trouble they are going through, or have been through. It's the only subject that comes out of their mouth. Each time you see them, they repeat it to you.. over and over again. You ask them how they are and they go right back to this same subject. You always know what they are going to say before they say it.
I am not trying to be critical. I know that very real things happen to us. I know that there are times we need to relate what we are going through. I know that sometimes we need a compassionate hear to listen. This is not what I am talking about. What I am talking about is deeper than that. It has become a "security blanket" to them. And even deeper-- it's become a bondage. They reach a point where they can't talk about anything else. If that is you--- it's time to break free. It's time to leave it in the past. It's time to develop a new habit of talking. It's time to get a new subject. There is so much more to talk about. God desires that our mouths be full of words that edify, minister, comfort and exhort others. It's time to put the law of kindness in your mouth. It's time to fill it with good things. It's time to fill it with words of faith that tend to life. It's time to fill it with words of peace, wisdom and joy. It's time to fill it with praise, adoration and thanksgiving to the Lord. It's time to talk more about the grace, forgiveness, mercy, goodness and faithfulness of God. There are a thousand other things you can fill your mouth with, and it's time to do it.
Have a great day. Is it time to change the subject?
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2Ch 7:14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

GEM 3
There are so many lean Christians who devour hundreds of sermons!

(Edmund Calamy, 1600–1666) 

"His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:2

"I meditate  on Your precepts and consider Your ways." Psalm 119:15 

It is not merely hearing a sermon that does you good, but meditating on what you hear. So when you hear a sermon, if you do not meditate and ponder upon what you hear, you will never get any good.

There are so many lean Christians who devour hundreds of sermons--and are never any better, never any fatter in grace. They never meditate, ponder and consider what they hear--that is the reason why they are so lean in grace.

Pray unto God to enlighten your understandings, to quicken your devotion, to warm your affections-- that by meditation on holy things . . .
  you may be made more holy,
  you may have your lusts more mortified,
  you may have your graces more increased,
  you may better behold the vanity of the world, 
  you may lifted up to Heaven and eternal realities.

"Meditate  upon these things." 1 Timothy 4:15
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PLEASE LISTEN TO THESE SERMONS
Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59

Dear friends
I have been blessed beyond measure by these sermons, click on the links to be blessed too. They are very strong meat, but need to be heard. Please place them on whatever social media outreach you have
be blessed 
love in Christ
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MEN AND PORNOGRAPHY PT 1 BY JEFF POLLARD

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MEN AND PORNOGRAPHY PT 2 BY JEFF POLLARD
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GOSPEL DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY BY ANDY GLEISER EPHESIANS 5:1-18
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NO COMPROMISE BY PAUL TAYLOR
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THE OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
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WELCOME TO BATTLE STATIONS
ARE YOU READY TO PRAY?
Please pray for our small church, especially pray for Helen and her co-workers. Please pray for me as I deeply depressed and discouraged. Please pray for more men to come and for couples to be brought into the church. Please pray for more people to come to early morning prayer meeting and especially thursday evening prayer. Please pray for China as persecution is ongoing, we have heard that all house churches will have to register or be closed, please pray for this situation. Please pray for a deep and powerful revival to embrace the whole of China
Below is a link to two people groups
Please join with us in prayer for them by clicking the links 
ACHANG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10146/CH

ACHANG, HUSA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18384/CH

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JELLY FISH CHRISTIANITY BY JC RYLE
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THE FAVOUR OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF

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THE THOUGHTS OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
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JAVA PART 1
POPULATION 140 MILLION
CHRISTIANS 4%
Java is a receptive island for the gospel, especially among those of Chinese descent. Over 50% claim to be Christian. Please pray that the gospel would have free course throughout all of Java and its many peoples.
Persecution comes in direct and indirect ways; please pray that all attempts to obstruct the growth of churches, such as stopping them expanding rebuilding laws and that all these threats would come to nothing. Please pray this persecution would purify and stir the church. Please pray that the church would not focus on money, but on Christ. Please pray that many Muslims would consider the claims of Christ, and believe in Him.
The love and grace of many Christians has impacted many Muslims, as they have shown the love of Jesus in practical action. Aids, mental illness, the effect of recent floods and earthquakes, have allowed the Christians to reach out in love. Please pray that the loving actions of the church would have a powerful effect on the Javanese people.
Jakarta is a mega city; it is a melting pot for every people group in Indonesia. There is a diverse and dynamic church in this city. The cell church group movement is dynamic and there is an active prayer movement. Please pray that the church would have a powerful impact and that church members would spread out to reach all over Indonesia. What happens in Jakarta impacts all Indonesia.
Many towns and villages are unreached; please pray that all the Javanese people would hear the gospel.
Please pray as Muslims are offering Christians gifts to renounce their faith, such as good jobs and education. Please pray that the church would be well taught in Biblical truth.

UNREACHED PEOPLES 
JAVA
SUNDA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15121/ID

POPULATION 37 MILLION
CHRISTIANS 0.2%
Most Sunda are Muslims. They were farmers, but now they have become business people and are involved in government.
They have the Bible and other resources in their own language, but they need pioneer workers. It is estimated that over 700 are needed. Please pray that these are called by God.
Please pray for the emergence of a Sunda church with it's own worship, pastors and literature. 
Their form of Islam is shot through with traditional customs. Please pray that all spiritual bondage would be broken and that God would form a church amongst this people.
God bless you
Keith

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TIME ALONE WITH GOD BY TODD CURTIS MATTHEW 6:9-13
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"Though thy candle be put out,
yet God will light it again, and
make it burn more light than ever."
~ Thomas Brooks

ETHIOPIA: Two Injured in Arson Church Attacks

Sources: Steadfast Global, VOMC Contacts
  
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The town of Alaba Kulito in southern Ethiopia was the scene of a horrific attack against Christians on February 9th. According to a VOMC source, at least 13 churches were burned -- some completely destroyed -- along with other church-owned property. While there were no fatalities, two church workers were admitted to hospital. Both have since been released after receiving needed medical treatment. For more photos of the devastation resulting from the attack, go to this report.

The trouble flared after a false rumour was spread that one or more mosques in the area had been burned. The area is predominantly Muslim, with constant tension between Christians and Muslims in this community. Last week, the Meserete Kristos Church was vandalized and local Christians have faced intimidation and threats.

The violence does not appear to be related to evangelistic work in the area, which has been very fruitful. VOMC, together with Steadfast Global, participated in various projects within the region, along with local partners. As a result of the devastation, emergency funds have been sent to provide needed assistance for the churches directly affected. A representative from Steadfast Global will be assessing the damage and presenting ways in which VOMC's Canadian ministry partners can join in to help.

Please prayerfully uphold the two ministry workers who were injured. Pray also for all the members of the attacked churches who presently have no place to meet for worship. Ask the Lord to oversee the fruitful ministry that has been accomplished within the region, so that it will continue to flourish despite opposition. May those responsible for the attacks come to understand the Gospel message and turn in faith to Christ. Additionally, we appreciate you lifting up the partnering ministries involved in this united endeavour to assist every one of the recently attacked Ethiopian churches.

BURMA (MYANMAR): Kidnapped Pastor and Others Assassinated

Sources: Gospel for Asia, International Christian Concern, Christian Post

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Pastor Tun Nu, who served with Gospel for Asia in Rakhine State, was kidnapped by five gunmen on January 19th. Despite searches conducted by church members, police and military, there was no trace of his whereabouts. Regrettably, he was found shot to death on February 1st, along with others who had also been kidnapped. Members of a rebel army in the area are believed to be responsible.

Pastor Tun, 41, leaves a wife and three children, plus a church of more than 50 members. Christians in the area have joined together to provide an offering to help meet some of the family's financial needs. Gospel for Asia reports that the pastor's assassination is the first incident of this kind faced by their workers in Burma. Further information on the country, in addition to other ways you can specifically pray, is available at Burma Country Report.

Please remember Pastor Tun's wife and children in their time of grief. Pray that God will provide for their every need, including the provision of His reassuring peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead. May this family, and other Christians serving in Burma, be greatly encouraged by the presence of God's Holy Spirit working in and through them. While Pastor Tun has already gone on to receive his eternal reward, ask that his family and church members will be empowered to take up the mantle and carry on in faithful ministry.

PERSECUTION UPDATE
TURKEY: Verdict Upheld in Malatya Murder Case

Sources: Middle East Concern, Mission Network News

Necati Aydin, Ugur Yuksel and Tillman Geske
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On April 18th, 2007, three Christian workers at a publishing house in Malatya, Turkey, were tortured and murdered (see this report). Ultimately five men were convicted and given three consecutive life sentences. Although an appeal was heard on January 23rd, the sentences were upheld.

The Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey had also filed an appeal requesting further investigation, believing there was a wider network involved in the crime. The courts have denied the request, including upholding an acquittal of two military officers accused of participating. Unless taken to the Constitutional Court, these decisions are final.

While it's a relief for many that the case is finally over after almost 12 years, questions still remain about suspected involvement of other organizations and perhaps political ties. To view a previous video report on the attack, click here.

May those who continue to be affected by this case find needed comfort and peace, especially the loved ones and friends of the three slain Christian men. In addition, please pray for all the followers of Christ represented throughout Turkey, asking the Lord to grant them strength when facing opposition for their faith and courage to boldly stand for Him.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC's prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
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A CALL TO YOUNG PEOPLE BY GERARD HEMMINGS
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PRECIOUS BLOOD BY RC SPROUL
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MARCHING ORDERS FOR A BACKSLIDDEN CHURCH BY PHIL JOHNSON
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:06 am (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
Please continue to lift up our little church. Please pray for one sister who is on dialysis for kidney failure and another who has serious health problems. Please pray that every person who comes to church, would have a dynamic relationship with Christ and not a form of religion. Please pray for deep and powerful unity especially among the co-workers, especially regarding giving. Please pray for the whole of China to experience a great revival, below is a link to one of the biggest minority groups in China, please pray for this group.
Please click on link, read, pray and share

A-HMAO IN CHINA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18388/CH

please listen
FAILURE TO ADDRESS MANS MALADY BY PAUL WASHER
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=624181715214
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