Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Convergence of Purim, Iran, and Washington, DC

Dear Friends, 

Below is the insights from Rick Ridings, the director of Succat Hallel in Jerusalem about how to pray for Iran this time.
We invite you to join us in Israel to pray and fast during Purim.

Sundown, Tues, March 6th - Sundown, Wed, March 7th   We encourage all to join Israel in the Fast of Esther (Ta'anit Esther)

We hope you can join us for these special times of intercession.  

Shalom,
Lely H.

The Convergence of Purim, Iran, and Washington, DC
The days leading up to Purim this year may well bring a convergence of decisions in Israel, Iran, and Washington, DC that will affect the future as dramatically as the biblical account of Esther.
March 6th on the Gregorian calendar, at sundown, the Hebrew Fast of Esther begins (Ta’anit Esther, the beginning of the 13th of Adar).  March 7th, at sundown, Jews worldwide will begin to celebrate Purim, and rejoice in the “reversal of decrees” that saved the Jewish people from destruction (the 14th of Adar).
For the last several months, the Lord has been speaking to me, and to others in Jerusalem, to be very alert to pray concerning shakings that would accelerate during the month of March, 2012.
I would like to call believers worldwide to join our Jewish friends in the fast of Esther from sundown, March 6th through sundown, March 7th.  Let us pray for the intervention of the Lord of the Armies of Heaven to save Israel from the annihilation being threatened by Iran.
An Urgency Concerning the Month of March and Washington, DC
I had the great privilege of being asked to dedicate a new house of prayer in Washington, DC, on the evening of January 13th this year.  As I was praying in preparation, I felt in my spirit that, as in the time of Nehemiah, there was a great urgency to pray for a shifting in systems and structures, and for a wall of spiritual protection to be built to protect ground that would be gained in intercession.  I felt that much of the future of America and Israel would be decided between January – March this year, and it would be too late if intercessors wait to “kick into gear” in the Fall, right before the elections.
I encouraged the Washington DC intercessors the night of January 13th, to study the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, and to be focused on building a wall of protection around Washington, DC, just as Nehemiah was very focused to see the wall around Jerusalem built in 52 days.  I think it is very significant that the end of the 52 days is sundown March 5th, the day before the Fast of Esther, which begins sundown March 6. 
In the time of Nehemiah, the Lord used Ezra to call for a sacred assembly to confess Israel’s sins, and the sins of their fathers, and to renew covenant with the God of Israel.  Our good friend, and co-laborer, Jon Hamill, is working with spiritual leaders in the Washington, DC area to have such a sacred assembly on March 3rd ,  and onsite prayer on March 6th.   I would strongly encourage those in the Washington, DC area to join them in imploring the Lord’s mercy over that city, and the decisions being made there.  For more information, see Jon Hamill’s website: http://www.lamplighterministries.net/

The Importance of a Right Understanding in Washington
In the story of Esther, King Ahasuerus was somehow blinded to the evil conniving of Haman to destroy the Jews, and played into Haman’s hand.  But through the fasting and prayers of Mordecai, Esther, and the Jewish people, the king had his eyes opened and took the steps necessary to intervene. 
Are we really at such a serious point in history again?  Is Iran (ancient Persia in the story of Esther) truly an existential threat to Israel?  Many in Washington are deceived by a political doctrine from the era of the Cold War Soviet threat.  That doctrine is called “Mutual Assured Destruction”, and stated that the fact that either side could respond with a nuclear strike, assuring the destruction of the aggressor, would be incentive enough to keep the other side from starting a nuclear confrontation.  Although that was true of those two cultures, it is not true of Iran today.
As is well explained in a recent Jerusalem Post article:  “Nuclear deterrence will not help prevent Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons since the Iranian regime has religious motives to bring about the return of the Mahdi and is prepared to die for it.

Iran is led by a group of irrational men who believe they can hurry the arrival of the Mahdi – the 12th Imam who, according to Shi’ite Islamic tradition, went missing in 874 CE and will return under conditions of global chaos. The Iranian leadership appears willing to sacrifice the population of its own country to achieve this goal.

In his book The Rise of Nuclear Iran, former Israeli ambassador to the UN Dore Gold writes, “Mahdi Khaliji, an Iranian Shi’ite scholar... has noted that there are apocalyptic hadiths [received Shi’ite traditions] that the Mahdi will not return unless one-third of the world population is killed and another third die. But Ahmadinejad and his followers believe man can actively create the conditions for the Mahdi’s arrival in the here and now...”

In 2006, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting website said in a program called “The World Towards Illumination,” that the Mahdi will reappear in Mecca and form an army to defeat Islam’s enemies in a series of apocalyptic battles, in which the Mahdi will overcome his archenemy in Jerusalem.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a member of the Hojatieh society, a group which believes it can and should hasten the arrival of the Mahdi. According to Islamic tradition, the Mahdi’s arrival will be accompanied or followed by near destruction of nations. The group appears to maintain a deep desire to create the necessary global chaos. And Ahmadinejad has publicly called for the Mahdi’s speedy return.”[1]
How Should We Pray?
1.  Let us pray that the Mordecais and Esthers of our time will hear the call of the Holy Spirit concerning the urgency of the hour, and will not be distracted or lulled into slumber by a false sense of security.
2.  Let us pray for continued success of the covert war against Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon.  On Nov. 8, 2011, I received a vision in one of our watches here in Succat Hallel in Jerusalem. I saw something resembling a Tower of Babel being built in Iran, representing a working together of various nations to stand against God. I sensed it represented their nuclear weapons program. As they were bringing final stones to place on top, then lightning from heaven struck it, and the top level of stones fell off (not all), producing a set-back to their nuclear efforts. Then waves coming from the worship in houses of prayer in the Middle East washed away sand in Iran, and uncovered and exposed hidden things.  I felt this vision was confirmed by news reports on Nov. 11 of a great explosion at an Iranian top-secret, military facility, which “shook windows” 30 km. away in Tehran.

Let us believe for much confusion and division upon the demonic powers bent on destroying Israel (2 Chron. 20).

3.  Let us pray for a clear understanding to come to the decision-makers in Jerusalem and Washington, DC to do the right thing at the right time. (Esther 7:3-6)

4.  Let us proclaim a reversal of every Satanic decree to destroy Israel, and that “Haman” will be hung upon his own gallows.  (Esther 7:9,10; Ps. 33:10-12)

5.  For Iran (Persia), let us pray for the Lord to bring shame upon His enemies in such a way that they will begin to seek the Name of the Lord, to know Who is the True and Living God (See Psalm 83, especially verse 16). 

6.  For Israel, let us pray that the God of Esther will once again bring great deliverance and joy to His ancient people, and that they will give all the glory to Him (Esther 9:20-22).

Note: Just after I had written this article stressing the strategic importance of March 3-6 for both Israel and Washington, DC concerning Iran, the following article appeared in an Israeli daily news source noting that it was very unusual that both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres would be in Washington, DC March 4-6, and were slated to meet with President Obama about Iran. You may read more at this link: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=2996]











[1] Jerusalem Post article, Feb. 10, 2012, “A View From Israel: Deterrence is Irrelevant” by Israel Kasnett


Friday, February 03, 2012

What to do if you are kidnapped.

 http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/02/03/abducted-tourist-tips/?intcmp=features


The brief abduction of two American women and their Egyptian guide at gunpoint along a major highway in Egypt's Sinai peninsula Friday is a reminder that there’s real danger traveling to countries in political turmoil, say security experts. 
The tourists, aged 60 and 65, were returning from the popular St. Catherine’s Monastery to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. A group of masked gunmen held up their tourist bus, snatching watches, cell phones and cash, security sources told AFP. South Sinai Police Chief Maj. Gen. Mohammed Naguib, in charge or regional security, said the Americans have now been freed after a deal was made following negotiations with Bedouin tribesmen, believed to be behind the abductions. 
Daniel Karson, chairman of business intelligence and investigations at the security firm Kroll, says if you are abducted it’s important to remain calm and do as your kidnappers say.
“Do not resist, do your best to maintain your composure. If it is kidnapping for ransom, chances are good you’ll at some point, you’ll be exchanged,” he says. 
The abduction is the latest blow to Egypt's crucial tourism industry, already struggling a year after the revolution that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak. The country has faced a surge of political unrest and crime since last year's uprising. 
Earlier this week, armed Islamic militants seized 25 Chinese factory workers after forcing them off a bus elsewhere in the peninsula, but they were freed the next day. A French tourist was also killed during a shooting in Sharm el Sheikh last weekend.
While the U.S. Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid all demonstrations in Egypt, it has not issued a travel ban. Travel companies have been offering deep discounts to lure tourists to Egypt, which has seen an almost 30 percent drop in tourism since last year. 
Karson says if you are considering making a trip to a country that is politically unstable, there are several things to do prevent yourself from being a target. 
First, he says, don’t dress like an American. “Lose the baseball cap. If you are wearing jeans, a sweat shirt with the name of an American college on it and Nike sneakers, you’re advertising yourself as a Westerner.” 
Karson advises to travel in large groups, don't go off the beaten path and hire a reputable local guide who speaks the local language and, if needed, can negotiate on your behalf. And he says, no matter where you go, never leave home without a flashlight, GPS phone, and if you have a medical condition, a supply of your prescription drugs. Leave another supply of your prescription drugs secured in your hotel room along with a copy of your passport. 
For those considering a trip, advanced research is also important. The State Department website also has regularly-updated country advisories, and if you need further information security services like iJet can help.  
"The State Department advisories, you should read them and take them seriously,” says Karson.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/02/03/abducted-tourist-tips/?intcmp=features#ixzz1lNsdnqRQ

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Joe Leone Feeding Refugees at Christmas in Charlotte, NC from Burma, Nepal, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Joe Leone, a great revivalist and evangelist, is feeding hundreds of refugees from Burma, Nepal, Cambodia, and Vietnam at both Thanksgiving and Christmas outreaches at a housing project in Charlotte, NC this year.  Pray for Joe as he trusts the Lord for toys and feeding them a hot meal while sharing the love of God through Jesus, our Savior. 

As God leads mail in your support for Joe's ministry to CMM PO 7705 Charlotte, NC 28241 or give securely online at http://eaglemissions.org 

Joe seeks volunteers to help paint faces, prophesy, and share salvation in Jesus Christ all year long to inner city folks in projects, gangs, saving prostitutes, Hispanic immigrants and all who have ears to hear. 

Blessings,
MorningStar/CMM Missions Dept. volunteers.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Outreach to 500 families of Burmese, Nepalese, and Vietnamese Refugees in Charlotte


Outreach to 500 families of Burmese, Nepalese, and Vietnamese Refugees in Charlotte:

CMM and Freedom Ministries Update
God is so good!  Recently, we gave away about 500 Thanksgiving dinners to people in need in Charlotte. About twenty volunteers helped us distribute Thanksgiving dinner in an apartment complex off Central Avenue.  People were very excited and grateful to receive the food.  Most of the recipients are refugees from Burma, Nepal, and Vietnam.  They have very little resources and many struggle to make ends meet.  One volunteer commented that the area seemed like a Third World Country, because children were without shoes or coats.
God is really moving in that area!  We were blessed with a Burmese translator with a heart to minister the love of Jesus.   There were many salvations on our visits to the neighborhood.   In addition to the Thanksgiving dinners, we spent two weeks delivering truckloads of rice, bread, flour and other necessities.  We were blessed to give away over 100 winter coats. Many people that were going to do without now have a winter coat to keep them warm.
Freedom Ministries has two Christmas Outreaches planned for December.  One will be in the apartment complex off Central Avenue.  The other one will be at Compare Foods on North Sharon Amity.  We will have gifts, food and music.  People will also hear about the love of Jesus and the meaning of Christmas.  We need: intercession, donors, face painters, balloon pass-outs. Contact Pastor Joe Leone at (704) 890-4670.  

If you are led to sow into this great ministry of Joe's send in your check to CMM PO 7705 Charlotte, NC 28241 or donate securely online at http://eaglemissions.org

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Pray for Tahiti: Conference on Dysfunctional Sexuality-Pray for healing


Tahiti: Edualdo Cicero reports:

We are hosting a specialized Christian ministry from France called "Oser en Parler" (Dare to talk about it) that deals with dysfunctional sexuality issues such as pornography, homosexuality, bisexuality, sexual abuse, etc. The guest speaker (Philippe Auzenet) will be talking about "Sexual Abuse and its Consequences" on Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2011 in a public hall in Tahiti and the event has been getting the attention of the local media where Philippe was the featured guest these last 2 days. Local TV stations, radio stations & newspaper journalists will be present for this public conference. It will be followed by a 5-session Training Seminar on inner healing at our facility in downtown Papeete this coming weekend (Friday, Dec. 2nd thru Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2011).

We have been under a great deal of warfare as well as our ministry team and we do ask you to not only pray for special protection over our lives (body, soul and spirit) but also that the impact of this week and next will be such that significant breakthroughs will be happening breaking the chains off of many people that need to be set free from a lot of sexual issues that are plaguing many lives in French Polynesia!! THANK YOU

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Newly rescued orphan boy's photos...urgent prayer request



 
Dear mother Anna Marie and Dr. Jorge,
  Thank you so much for all your prayers for the new orphan boy and forth coming FAMILY SEMINAR AND ORDINATION FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY on 7th and 8th of Nov.
    Regarding the new orphan boy, Peter: Today we are going to take him for medical check up. He' been coughing severely. It seems to be TB. Please pray that he will be alright. Today, we are going to take him to the doctor.
    Regarding forth coming Family Seminar and Ordination: We have to arrange many things. Such as sound system, some electricity lights and generator and food provisions and so on.
   By latest coming Sunday, everything will be ready for the Family Seminar and Ordination Service. 
    We don't have any funds so far. We trust in the Lord.
    Please stand with us as the Lord leads you. 
                Thanks you so for standing with us.
                          in His field,
                           Jai&Yori.
Note: The new orphan boy, Peter's photos attached.


Blessings,

Jorge Parrott
Missions Director, MorningStar/CMM Ministries
President, MSU & CMM College of Theology
803-802-5544 ext 392

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MorningStar Mission Base

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MorningStar Missions Vision Statement: MorningStar/CMM has over 500 missionary leaders in the eld around the world under our covering. Some of these have been used to raise up hundreds of churches under them, as well as schools, orphanages, and relief training bases. Our goal is to add many to the most eective, high impact missionary teams and base support to this growing and powerful missionary force. Our goal is to network with other missions to see e Great Commission fullled, and the gospel of the kingdom preached in every nation. Because the mandate to “go into all the world” (see Mark 16:15) is not just geographical, we are also raising up missionaries to go into all of the dominant areas of inuence in society such as government, business, education, the media, the entertainment industry, sports, prisons, and so forth. MorningStar’s Zao Life Project has been a vital part of our mission strategy and has provided and developed many wells and other fresh water sources in Africa, and now expanding into Haiti, India, and South Africa, as well as basic hygiene training for the people in remote places in developing nations that is vital to the health of these nations. CMM is the offcial missions arm of MorningStar.
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• A state of the art Communicatinos Center for planning, directing, and supporting our missionaries and teams in the eld, as well as with any Deployed Disaster Response Teams.
• Special Forces Missions Training facilities
• A local church serving the families of our missionary force
• A conference center for missions conferences and building strategic alliances with other missions organizations and churches
• A resting and equipping place for missionaries on furlough
• Facilities to be used for children’s youth camps with a missions theme during the summer

• Construction Phase I: The main 24,000 sq. ft. meeting facility is about 50% complete and has been “dried in.” Phase I will include the completion of the main meeting hall for approximately 750 people, oces, lounge/coee shop, etc. on the main foor.
• Construction Phase II: Phase II will include the completion of all classrooms and situation and communications rooms.
• Construction Phase III: Phase III will include the housing for base instructors, workers and missionary families.
• The MorningStar Missions Base completion will be a project of MFM/MFC under the leadership of Tom Hardiman, with the goal of multiplying all resources donated to project by supplementing with donated materials and labor.
• Construction manager is Nathan Plowman, working under GC, Randy Stromback.
• Financial oversight and funding provided through MorningStar/CMM Missions Director Jorge Parrott, and Anna Marie Parrott, CMM Treasurer.
• Long term operations, Phase II: Oversight and Operations of Global Missions Phase is under Jorge Parrott, Missions Dept., who will be reporting directly to Rick Joyner, Executive Director of MorningStar Ministries.
YOU can share in the blessings of impacting the nations of the earth. The MorningStar Global Missions Base is dedicated to the Lord in helping fulfill the Great Commission impacting individuals, communities, and nations for the cause of Christ and for his glory. We invite you to come and visit us and join with us in prayer, volunteer laborers,
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INDIA: PASTOR SAMUEL'S TRIBAL OUT REACH


Dear Dr. Jorge Parrott
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I am sorry that I am not able to email you regularly in these days. I am very much happy to let you know that Last two days my family with my wife Shara and children and my father in law Rev. Abraham Family went to Tribal mountain area for outreach Ministry for 2 days. Well we went there as family to the places where we don't have Electricity, transportation. It is very much interior and mountain area where we have to cross 15 Mountains and have reached those places by a Car. Roads are too much muddy. The places are in west Godavari District which is 6 hours journey in car. But we praise God that there are group of people living in TAKURU area and we have reached 7 villages in 2 days of our Mission to there. We spend our time in small Pastors Church and began to reach the people singing songs on streets declaring power of Jesus to heal the sick and preached Gospel unto them
Moreover my little 3rd old son Silas Gabriel and daughter Shirley distributed Gospel Tracts to the people in the villages and they also have done great ministry. I felt so happy and the tears of Joy have rolled in my eyes as my family was doing ministry in the field.
We have conducted 3 open air meetings during night there myself and my father in law have ministered and at the end of our preaching we have shown the film of JESUS unto them. Well for Tribal people when we say that we are showing film they are very much interested and they have come forward to watch film and there we have taken an opportunity to share GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. Moreover there are 35 people have committed their life to the lord Jesus and they are going to take water Baptism very soon through the local pastors over there. Well this is such a wonderful and remarkable experience for me to go with my family minister TRIBAL PEOPLE.
Thank you for your thoughts for me and for our Ministry. We do appreciate your love and prayers. Know that our Lord is doing great things in our region through our Ministry. We need your love and continuous encouragement. Please continue to write to me. Hope to hear from you.
 
Please watch valuable pictures of tribal Ministry.
 
Yours prayerfully
 
Pastor Ch. Sudarsanam Samuel
Good Shepherd Compassion Ministries.
Support Pastor Samuel through CMM PO7705 Charlotte, NC 28241 or give online securely at
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East Godavari District
AP S. INDIA