John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:10-12 He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.
John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Everybody is called to pray. Please pray for the following!
The UNREACHED in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
Pray for the most important leaders of these countries – that the Holy Spirit will take away their spiritual blindness (2 Cor. 4:4). Pray for supernatural/extraordinary manifestations of God through dreams, healing, revelations and visions, etc. among the unreached of these countries (Acts 2:19; 4:30; Heb. 2:4). Pray that the Spirit of God will raise people from these countries to build a strong church among their own people. Pray that God’s Name be glorified and honored wherever the Truth is suppressed or denied. Pray that God’s Kingdom come and rule and His will become effective where it is defied and where it is opposed by His enemies! (Matthew 6:9-10)
·The CHURCH of the UNREACHED and all over the World
It is the task of the church of Jesus Christ to take the Gospel of Salvation to the nations of the World. Pray that the Church of Christ will take the Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 literally. Pray for the church to gain a new vision for mission work. Pray for the Church to persevere despite persecution. Pray for unity among the small groups and against false doctrines that often come and destroy the young congregations. Pray for outpouring of the Holy Spirit on them (Acts 4:31).
For the SALVATION of the people from the UNREACHED
Pray that whole families will become converted – it makes it easier for the converts to remain standing. Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in their hearts in a divine way and urge them to search for the True God in Jesus Christ. Pray especially for the redemption of individuals who are leaders or who are in positions of authority in these countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – II Chronicles 7:14
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Crack down on Christianity in China Ramps Up
Published December 16, 2019 — (Morning Star News) – As more government officials in China are empowered to close churches and a “social credit” system threatens to block Christians from schools, bank loans and jobs, authorities have taken harsh measures against more churches, sources said. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/crackdown-on-christianity-in-china-ramps-up.html
Christmas Attack: 160,000 Security Personnel Deployed to Protect Churches in Indonesia
Published December 06, 2019 -- SECURITY is being tightened across Indonesia over Christmas with 160,000 police and military personnel being deployed amid heightened terror attack fears, according to local media. …Click here for more https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1218333/christmas-terror-attack-christian-persecution-indonesia-isis
‘Your Land or Your Blood’: Over 1,000 Christians Estimated Killed in Nigeria in 2019
Published December 16, 2019 -- A nonprofit recently released a report estimating that over 1,000 Nigerian Christians have been killed this year in attacks led by Fulani extremists. “Islamist Fulani militia continue to engage in an aggressive and strategic land grabbing policy in Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi state,” HART, a UK-based nonprofit that tracks persecutions, reported, according to the Christian Post. “They attack rural villages, forces villagers off their lands and settle in their place—a strategy that is epitomized by the phrase: ‘your land or your blood.’ …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/mikaela-matthews/your-land-or-your-blood-over-1000-christians-estimated-killed-in-nigeria-in-2019.html
Christian Persecution: Church Burned Down by Mob After Bibles Destroyed
Published December 17, 2019 – CHRISTIANS at a small village church were forced to flee to a nearby jungle when a mob of Hindu radicals surrounded the building and burned it to the ground. The attack marked the latest instance of violence inspired by religious intolerance in Modi’s India. Worshippers had been subjected to harassment in the days leading up to the arson attack, with extremists snatching bibles from their hands and issuing threats. …Click here for more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1218323/christian-persecution-india-hindu-nationalism-extremists-narendra-modi
‘The Bible Is Banned’ – China Shuts Down Churches, Threatens Christians
Published December 12, 2019 - China’s crackdown on the booming house church movement continued this fall, with government officials raiding worship services and even telling Christians they could no longer read the Bible. By law, churches in China must register with the government and join either the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (if they’re Protestant) or the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/the-bible-is-banned-china-shuts-down-churches-threatens-christians.html
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray that the persecuted will experience the joy and peace that this season brings.
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for underground churches and pastors in Africa, Asia and around the world.
• Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters who are under attack. That they would know the hope God gives (Ephesians 1:18) and that the Holy Spirit will strengthen them (Ephesians 3:16).
Remember, God wants us to pray! “Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you …” Jeremiah 29:12
Weekly prayer insights from the heart of Pastor Getaneh. It is time to pray, let us pray that your will be done. Have your way!