GOD AT WORK IN JAPAN

Hopefully, this post will give you a glimpse of what God is doing in Japan. The following move of God in young people started with Japanese Christian Churches wanting to see God use the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo, initiated the ambitious Japan1million campaign (1 million souls won for Jesus).

A 20 year old student joined the first night of the Olympics Opening Prayer time when Japanese Churches came together to launch Japan1million. Moved by what was happening she became aware that missing from this gathering were young people praying. She cried out, “Please Father can young people get together to pray?”
She had no idea how God was going to answer that prayer and that it was going to happen in part through her brother! He heard of the vision to get young people praying but was unsure of what his role would be. He “just so happened” to be at a Starbucks in greater Tokyo (37 million people.) He saw a couple who he had seen on a Youtube Japanese worship channel. He introduced himself. This couple’s vision was to see groups of young people across Japan worshipping and praying for an awakening across Japan. They called themselves Generation Revival as they are convinced they are the generation that will see revival come to Japan.
At this meeting and subsequent ones they discussed how Japanese young people could come together to pray at the conclusion of the Paralympics. And so it happened. Over 100 young people largely from Japan joined together over zoom. Akira Mori, a Japanese Pastor was invited to bring a message. This is what he said,

“God has touched our hearts. He has raised up people around the world to pray for Japan. So many have been praying for revival. We believe God’s mind is fixed to reach this nation. He does it with us taking our part. He wants us to receive our destiny – to rise up to the call of God. We can’t do anything alone.  God will use a method called united prayer. It is not that we need big prayer gathering. What we need is small groups of prayer cells- 5-7 people praying regularly for Japan – here and around the world. It will cost. Once you receive this conviction from God you can’t escape. It will chase you. If you truly desire to say yes tonight then pray with a new heart and mind.”
Across screens, spontaneously, hands rose to commit. Everywhere, willing hearts saying yes to God. They knew it was time for Japanese young Christians to step up and pray.
Akira concluded, “This is not a onetime one off thing – keep the fire burning. Let’s make prayer fire starters across Japan – small fires that will ignite the whole nation. These prayer groups across the country that will fire everyone. We can’t manage them. People will want to join in cause they don’t want to miss out on what God is doing.

29 young Christians from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt watched the first part of the evening and then spent time praying in Arabic for Japan. The Thailand Sports ministry team, sensing the significance of the evening,  chose to fast and pray for the Youth prayer night.

A young Japanese man commented, “This is happening in Japan! I am witnessing the beginning of something I know I want to be part of. Tonight I saw young people free to live with purpose.
When the Prayer gathering concluded the organizers were stunned. They sensed they were caught up in a move of God. Rio, the young lady who had prayed for a youth prayer meeting joined the debrief. She cried as she shared her ask of God at that first prayer meeting. Overwhelmed, she thanked God for answering her prayer.

You may want to add this move of God in Japan to your Prayer List or at least ask God if this is something you should do.

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE GOSPEL

The book of Genesis is foundational to the entire Bible. Jesus and all of the New Testament writers considered the Old Testament as true history and foundational to all that they wrote. The foundational doctrines are all established in Genesis, origin of man, nature of man (made in the image of God), sin, death, marriage, God’s judgement of mankind with the worldwide flood of Noah’s day, origin of God’s nation Israel and its purpose. Jesus and the N.T writers all quoted from Genesis.

Did you know that having clarity about the opening chapters of Genesis (i.e. clarity about origins) brings clarity to the Gospel itself? It’s true! Thus, one of the enemy’s tactics is to spread a fog of compromise over the Bible’s account of origins. Learn how we can detect wolves in sheep’s clothing—who are distorting God’s Word—and why compromising ideas such as theistic evolution, the gap theory, day-age theory, the framework hypothesis, and progressive creation, obscure the plain gospel message.

Dr Mark Harwood of Creation Ministries does a great job of bringing clarity to the Gospel by addressing these compromising views of Genesis. As I have explained many times on this website, fulfilled prophecy proves the Bible is the inerrant word of God. Moreover, CMI and many PhD scientists such as Dr Mark Harwood on http://www.creation.com show clearly that the physical evidence of the world, particularly for a worldwide flood, supports a young earth history of this world. His presentation runs for about 45 minutes. The balance is Q & A. and explanation of the resources that are available from CMI.

KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MISSIONAL TRIP REPORT

REPORT FROM PASTOR CHARLES (leader of KHC) :

We are doing well here in Kogaja, farthest end  part of Kenya near the  boarder of Kenya and the republic of Uganda. Today, being our fifth day of meetings here, we have held many meetings, ministering to people under a tent and sending out an evangelism team to villages, bus stages and homes, sharing the gospel message and praying with people, even with passengers on the buses. Gladly the outcome has been very positive with many people repenting of their sins and  subsequently giving their testimonies.
The one great challenge is that Elder Samson who has played a major role, teaching and leading our evangelism team fell sick on Friday night, and was rushed to the hospital where he continues to undergo treatment.
This came after he started feeling some body pain in his whole body parts and headache. Later at the hospital the doctors’ report said he was diagnosed with a severe case of malaria.
He is under treatment and has shown very little improvement and the doctors recommend he remains in the hospital for the next three days. This means he will be discharged  possibly on Tuesday.
Our meeting here was scheduled to end today and we are supposed to be travelling back home tomorrow (Monday) in the morning. However as Elder Samson is not due for release until earliest Tuesday, I and my team have decided to extend our time here two days so that we may be able to travel back home on Wednesday together with him. Now the burning issue is where the medical bill, and the additional two days meeting budget money can be found. In prayers, we have asked for God’s wisdom and leading and look for His provision.

Finally, KHC leaders in liaison with the Kogaja house church believers have agreed to make some donations to help in the additional two days budget for the meeting. However, we do ask you and the church meeting in your house to  help donate for us some love offerings in support for Elder Samson medical bill which is KShs 8,400/, approximately Au$120 / depending on the exchange rate.

May you all have a blessed Sunday house fellowship with full of God’s blessings.

I have just sent money to fund the trip so it would be great if three people could donate $50 to help with their expenses. You can do so using the Donation icon on the Home Page.

Pastor Charles at home church meeting in Migori

SO MUCH FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

Republicans blasted Twitter on Monday for allowing Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s official spokesman in Afghanistan, to tweet freely while President Donald Trump remains permanently banned from the platform.

“The Taliban Spokesman has a Twitter account without any problem. Meanwhile, President Trump is banned from the platform,” said Rep. Claudia Tenney.

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Tweet from Michael Tracey@mtracey· – Good to know we’ll be able to receive regular updates from the new Taliban government on Twitter, but to get updates from Donald Trump you’ll have to go elsewhere

Censorship is rife. On my previous post “Pray for our Afghan Brothers and Sisters” you will notice the YouTube video from a Christian brother in Afghanistan which revealed persecution of Christians by the Taliban was removed.

This is “last days” events prophesied in Scripture. Start living eternal now ready for Jesus return. How you complete God’s mission of discipleship here on this earth of course will determine your rewards and position in Jesus Millennial Kingdom.

Why not ask God to help you prepare now to serve in Jesus Millennial Kingdom. What are the talents that God has given you to use for His service? Are you using them well now? If not ask the Holy Spirit to help you hone those skills. Remember, if you want to lead you will serve, that is leadership in Jesus Kingdom.

GATHERING FRUIT FOR ETERNAL LIFE

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.Matthews 9:37

Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.” John 4:36-38

Jesus made it abundantly clear that all of us are called to make disciples not just the clergy.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

Are you gathering fruit for eternal life? Do you even think about rewards in heaven and on the new earth? And yet Jesus taught that being an obedient disciple of Christ brings its reward, even great rewards. You need to be living eternal now not just for eternal rewards but for peace and joy in this life that can only be realised when you are in a right relationship with God, with the Holy Spirit dwelling in your spirit.

Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.Luke 6:22-23

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.Romans 15:13

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.Romans 14:17

Don’t you want to abound in the hope that Paul had, as expressed in the above and following two Scriptures. I do!

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.Romans 8:18-21

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38

What role will you have in the Kingdom of God during Jesus Millennial reign on earth? What you do on earth in this life will determine that role.

OLYMPIC GAMES 2020 – ANOTHER END TIMES SIGN?

A magical globe of drones and then ‘Imagine’ is the Olympics theme song as the ceremony awoke from the lengthy and muted parade of nations, a celebrity-lined rendition of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” echoed through the National Stadium with the sparkling globe hanging above.

“Imagine there’s no heaven, imagine there’s no hell,”

John Lennon’s “Imagine” is the humanist/ planetary anthem, full of lies, including “imagine there’s no heaven; there’s no hell.” Pure lies from your adversary Satan!

Heed what Jesus Christ has to say about Hell in these two verses:

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,Mark 9:43-47

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

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1,824 drones light up the sky above the Olympic Stadium as the #Tokyo2020 emblem seamlessly becomes a revolving globe

ANOTHER HOUSE CHURCH BIRTHED BY KENYA HOUSE CHURCH MOVEMENT

REPORT FROM PASTOR ALFRED:

I praise God for giving us a safe travelling to and from Kisii mission trip.
I have just arrived home from Kisii. We had a good reception from our brothers whom we visited.
We had also a wonderful and blessed trip, which was accompanied by God’s miracles, signs and wonders.
God was on our side, and people were receptive to our Gospel message. And in  every place we visited, God placed into our hands, and gave them understanding of our teachings.
Gladly, many people believed in Jesus Christ, and a church group of 8 people was birthed. Several pictures were taken, and hoping Pst. Charles will be able to give you the full report from our mission trip.
Our next planned mission trip will be on July 28th to 1st August 2021, at LIDHA, along the shore of Lake Victoria, within my sub-county county, Nyatike. More information you will receive from pastor Charles, our leader and founder of KHC movement. Thank you for having supported our mission trip. Keeping you and your people in prayers.

The only reason I put a Donation icon on my website is to garner support for the Kenya House Church Movement. I would love to build a support team that can pray for and support financially this growing movement. You can join us on Zoom meetings and get to know the leaders of this group. You will be blessed if you do. If you want more information on KHC then email me on ron@bakb.com.au. (bakb stands for Build a Kingdom Business)

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JESUS SPOKE THESE WORDS KNOWING SHORTLY HE WAS TO BE CRUCIFIED

These words are proof positive Jesus is the Son of God and the only person you can trust for truth about this world and your eternal destiny. He spoke these words shortly before He knowingly went to the The Cross.

Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since You have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed...

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For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent meI have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

We all know that Jesus twelve disciples (fishermen and tax collectors) not the Pharisees and Sadducees went on to transform Rome and then the World with the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ.

Whom will you put your trust in for the truth of this world and eternal life?

THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO LIFE

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” ~ Matthew 7:13

This is a sobering verse and it is obvious that there is only one gate that leads to eternal life. The answer Jesus gave to Thomas makes it crystal clear there is only one way our Heavenly Father provided to break the curse of death that Adam brought on mankind.

“For our sake He (God the Father) made Him (God the Son) to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

The narrow gate is the gate of His righteousness!

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him,Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

It is very significant that David was given a vision of the gate even before Jesus paid the price of his and our salvation – “you have become my salvation”.

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.Psalm 118:19-21

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD. The LORD has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.” Psalm 118:17-18

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit that now indwells your Spirit but strive to do as Jesus did and pray daily to the Father “not my will but Yours be done.” God the Father will answer that prayer ensuring that the Holy Spirit directs your steps and you are an instrument of righteousness to God.

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” Romans 6:11-13

“By this we may know that we are in Him: whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.” 1 John 2:5-6

LIVING ETERNAL NOW

What does Covid 19 do to death? It certainly does not make it more frequent; 100 percent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased….Yet [the virus] does do something to death. It forces us to remember it….[The virus] makes death real to us: and that would have been regarded as one of its blessings by most of the great Christians of the past. They thought it good for us to be always aware of our mortality. They were right.

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The future is in God’s hands whether we leave it to Him or not. We just need to get on with whatever work God has put in our hands. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as to the Lord”. It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received. How are you living your life now? Is your focus on building up treasure on earth or treasure in heaven

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6 :19-21