This week’s news plus joining God as He spreads hope around the world
IT’S NEWS TO ME
SETTING OUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE
Ministers of Hope
Judging by this week’s news, civility, truth, and reason have died a painful death. Moderates from the “religion of peace” proclaim the right to murder disrespectful infidels while the world rushes to their defense in the name of tolerance. Liberals continue to ignore Federal law in order to protect illegals. The Air Force Academy will soon be run by a lesbian, PETA accuses milk of representing white supremacy, and Dems are supporting sharia law. Islamic terrorist groups gain strength, while efforts continue to remove faith from the military. Persecution of Christians around the world is growing, while American politicians are busy fighting each other.
Democrats have gone ballistic over Republicans’ use of the nuclear option to advance the SCOTUS appointment of Neil Gorsuch after their unprecedented filibuster left SenateRepublicans with no other choice. The Dem’s move was obvious retaliation for what happened to Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. The truth is that if the roles were reversed, the Dems would have done exactly the same thing to a lame duck Republican’s nominee. The sanctimonious self-righteousness of the whole Democratic party over this issue is pathetic. They made their bed and like a spoiled child, they refuse to sleep in it.
The biggest news item was the US strike on Syrian air bases and ammo depots in response the Syria’s recent chemical weapons attacks. Finally, we have a president with a spine who refuses to be intimidated by the bullies in the region. Yet, we can expect the Democrats and the media, all of whom supported Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s attacks on Syria, to declare Trump’s actions to be reckless, illegal, and unconstitutional.
If we get too hung up on all this, we’ll miss what God is doing around the world and in our midst. Today I’d like to focus on His work in the Europe. As the article from Breaking Christian News explains, God is using the refugee crisis to draw Muslims to Himself. While I spend a lot of time writing about the dangers of Islam, the other side of the story needs to be told also. Many of the Muslims fleeing from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are abandoning Islam and embracing Christianity.
While most Europeans have little or no interest in anything “religious,” the newcomers are arriving with a different mindset. They have a great interest in “spiritual” things, and have become disillusioned with the hopelessness of Islam. Either through direct revelations from God or through the witness of Christians, they are finding hope, and it is found in a person, the Lord Jesus Christ. Isn’t it interesting that European churches that have sat empty for so long are now being filled with converts from Islam? A friend who is a missionary/evangelist in Slovakia rejoices over the fact that he and others don’t have to travel to minister to the Muslims. The Muslims are coming to them.
These refugees are only a fraction of those waiting for someone to bring them hope. They’re all around us. For the past year, I have been working within the South Carolina prison system. The twenty-two state prisons are full of men who desperately need hope-hope for a better life, and hope to be able to change the only thing in their power to change. Themselves.
I work at both ends of the spectrum, in the state’s best and worst prisons. I’ve seen God soften the hearts of some of the meanest and toughest guy’s I’ve ever met. God knew how to break through when I was out of options. It’s been an exciting journey that I hope will continue for a long time.
My point is that God is always ready to come to the aid of the broken-hearted, the hopeless, and the suffering, and He wants to use His children to do it. For those of you who know you’re a child of God and are certain that you’re heaven-bound, ask God to direct you to someone who needs the hope only Christ can bring. God will be delighted to answer that request.
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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?
War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!
If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
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