This morning an urgent plea for prayer is being sent out; giving first-hand information regarding the unbelievable atrocities being perpetrated upon the people of Iraq and Afghanistan where children are being beheaded.
Americans have sent soldiers, money, weapons, equipment, doctors, and medical supplies, teachers and instructors to these two countries, but they did not send God.
God is the answer that man cannot give. God is the only answer. And here in America we continue to ignore God; and how long, how long before this is on our doorstep? Are Christians in America strong enough to see their children beheaded for refusing to deny Christ?
Corrupt leaders produce corrupt and bankrupted nations.
This author had the privilege of writing to 1,150 individual soldiers over a two year period and received many notes, photos, souvenirs, and mementos from thankful American soldiers. The photos in the slideshow were sent directly from a soldier who was serving there at the time.
Our soldiers began to love these children and would go out of their way to help them all that they could while at the same time being thankful that their children were safe at home in America out of harm’s way. They were willing to die themselves and so many did.
It seems that some people in America care more about their pets and animals over the helpless needy children here and all over the world. Billions of dollars each year are spent for specialized treats, costumes, and gizmos for dogs and cats while children go hungry and shoeless.
Children are God’s most promising future for the world. Children have been used, abused, and murdered since the beginning of time. When the Egyptians saw that the Hebrew people were growing in numbers – they sent out a decree to kill all the new born babies. Moses was saved by the hand of God for the greater purpose of leading the Children of Israel out of bondage.
When Herod did not want Jesus to survive and threaten his kingdom, he ordered that all babies under the age of two years old be slaughtered. Jesus was saved because Joseph acted when God spoke to him.
Babies were slaughtered by the Nazi’s when one little woman named Irene Sendler saved the lives of two thousand and five hundred little Jewish babies from the Holocaust during World War II; and she was Polish.
Children here in America die every day from abuse, neglect, and even murder. A daily bombardment of news regarding these atrocities are falling on blind eyes and deaf ears as they have loose the shock and horror of what is happening. The hearts of Americans have become calloused, hardened, and immune to the emotions of even a few years ago. America relishes and gobbles up a steady diet of TV shows, movies, and videos depicting death, violence, and destruction. They are the blue plate special of the day.
Some things to think and pray about.
1. Jesus had this to say about the children. Luke 18:15-17
People were bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
2. The Psalmist said that it is through the children that the world will be strong against their enemies. Please help this to be true by speaking out, praying, financing help for these children and children all over the world. It is time Americans got over being an American to the point where they do not see the worldwide need of children everywhere. Some say they would help those at home first; but seldom do that even.
Psalm 8:2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
3. Ezekiel, a messenger of God, says: You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols. Ezekiel 16:21
4. Revelations 2: God is speaking not to the world but to the churches:
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.
Consider how far you have fallen!
Repent and do the things you did at first.
If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place.
But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God
Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus loathe their practices so much? And He hated their deeds so utterly?
“The name "Nicolaitans" is derived from the Greek word nikolaos, a compound of the words nikos and laos. The word nikos is the Greek word that means to conquer or to subdue. The word laos is the Greek word for the people. It is also where we get the word laity. When these two words are compounded into one, they form the name Nicolas, which literally means one who conquers and subdues the people. It seems to suggest that the Nicolaitans were somehow conquering and subduing the people.”
The genealogy of Nicholaitans is drenched in paganism and worshipping false Gods. (Right in the middle of writing this – my computer shut down….?????? Get behind me satan).
The writer of the explanation of who the Nicolaitnans says in closing:
“Just as the men of Israel compromised themselves with the world and false religions, now the "doctrine" of the Nicolaitans was encouraging compromise. As you are well aware, compromise with the world always results in a weakened and powerless form of Christianity. This was the reason Jesus "hated" the "doctrine" and the "deeds" of the Nicolaitans.”
Following is the body of the e-mail received calling all of America to come together in prayer and resolve that these modern day Nicholaitans will be stopped.
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!!!
Please Pray. .. and I don’t mean just .."God help them."
I mean allow your heart to grieve and to seek Father God’s heart.
BREAKING URGENT NEWS! The email below was sent to XXXXX from XXXXX (Names deleted for their security).
Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone
from XXXXX who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts.
"We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are
beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling
food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil.
Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!"
For more information on the atrocities happening in Northern Iraq:
1.) ISIS Fighters Overrun Iraq's Largest Christian Town Qaraqosh, Residents Flee:
2.) Email Prayer Bulletin from International Prayer Council
3.) Iraqi MP Breaks Down in Tears Pleading Parliament to Save Yazidis from Genocide:
Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq
from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region.
May I plead with you not to ignore this e-mail.
Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible.
Send it to friends and Christians you may know.
Send it to your prayer group.
Send it to your Pastor and phone him/her to pray on Sunday during the service - making a special time of prayer for this.
We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians. ~~~
End of e-mail hopefully the beginning of massive prayer services for these children. Thousands gathered yesterday for a farewell good-bye to the young man killed in Ferguson. Who will gather two by two to grieve the deaths of hundreds of children all over the world who have died; and will continue to die because of violence? Gather your children around you tonight, hug them, tell them that you love them, and pray as a family for these families who have lost their children by the hand of the evil oppressor. Don’t think our kids haven’t heard about this, and they are looking to us for answers.
Gather in your homes, in a closet at work, in the back of the school building, anywhere Christians can still gather… and pray this through with fervent and earnest prayers – God wants us involved in more than muttering, “God help them.!”
He wants us to help them. Regarding the restriction of praying in America. ---- “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord; not the lawmakers of America!!!!”
A representative of Rick Renner Ministries prayed this prayer at the end of his article on Nicolaitans.
May this be the true prayer of all Christians in America! Will you make this your prayer today?
Will you take come of your sports ticket money, eating out money, movie money, video game, money, or whatever entertainment money you will be spending this weekend and help fight for the lives of these children and the people who are on the firing line so desperately trying to make a difference?
Find you own personal favorite charity and send them even a small amount so you can to help these people before we end up like the statement of Martin Neimoller who said of Hitler’s reign of terror:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
My Prayer for Today
“Lord, after what I've read today, I don't want to allow any spirit of compromise in my life! I now understand that the doctrine of the Nicolaitans is compromise with the world.
Lord, I don't want to live with one foot in the church and another foot in the world. I want to break free completely from the world and its influence so I can give myself completely to Your cause!
I want to be holy, to live in a way that pleases You, and to experience Your power in my life. Today I am renewing my commitment to You all over again! I turn from the world, and I am running to You! I pray this in Jesus' name!” Amen
My Confession for Today
“I confess that I am free from the world! I do not walk in compromise! I am determined to live a committed and holy life before the Lord.
As a result of my firm determination to walk with God, I have power over sin, power over satan, and power when I pray.
God's Word promises that if I draw near to Him, He will draw near to me. I am drawing nearer and nearer to God every day, so I am confident that His Presence in my life is getting stronger too! I declare this by faith in Jesus' name”! Amen
Be sure to read the questions to consider at the end of the article quoted above in the Light Source Ministry.