The recent arrest of my relative, Saeed Abedini, has brought global attention to the oppressive persecution of Christians in Iran, which you have likely seen via Fox News, CNN, ACLJ and other media.
Saeed is married to my niece, Naghmeh, whom I led to the Lord several years ago. I personally trained them both in ministry and know them very well. Although an American citizen, Saeed was arrested for Christian activity in Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison, as the Iranian government does not recognize foreign citizenship granted to people who were born in Iran. Under Iranian law, they are still citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran and therefore subject to its judicial system.Read More
I wanted to encourage everyone who was not able to attend or to watch the One Hope. One Boast. Conference via the web-stream to check out the archives. This was an amazing conference taught by some of my favorite brothers in the whole earth. All sessions are now fully available to watch on the Daniel Training Network website. And while you are there, be sure to browse through their many other resources.Read More
April 18-20, 2013
Daniel Training Institute Annual Conference
Featured speakers: Joel Richardson, John Harrigan, Jacob Stone, Joshua Hawkins, Hans Kim, Tim M., Bill Scofield, Dave Horsman, Stephen Holmes, Jeremy Johnston, and Richee Parks
6900 Auto Club Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55438
April 23, 2013
Farsi Intensive(April 22-27)
IHOP KC Multipurpose Room
Red Bridge Road, Kansas City
Featured Speakers April 23: Pastor Hormuz Shariat and Joel Richardson
May 4, 2013
Shalom Hebraic Christian Congregation
The Nathaniel Center
804 Russell Palmer Road
Kingwood, TX 77339
May, 5, 2013
@ Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
Houston, Texas 77042
Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir have met together to declare bilateral relations between their two countries. You can read about these meetings at Front Page Magazine here. Ahram online also reported on the meeting here. Both leaders rose to power through the support of the Muslim Brotherhood within their respective nations. Why might this be significant as it relates to Biblical prophecy? Well, in Daniel 11:43, we are told that in “the last days”, there would specifically emerge an Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan alliance. In verse 40, we are told that in the last days, there would be a military clash between the “King of the South” (Egypt) and “the King of the North”. Historically, this refers to the region where Syria, Turkey, and Iraq intersect, but which I believe it refers to modern day Turkey. The Scriptural basis for this first, is the clear emphasis of Ezekiel 38-39 on Asia Minor / Turkey as well as the fact that it was in Turkey that the World witnessed the “fatal head wound” of the seventh beast empire. Revelation 13 and 17 informs us that after the Roman Empire, another empire, a seventh empire, would emerge that would suffer a fatal head wound but that would eventually be revived as the eighth empire. It stands to reason that because it was in the Ottoman Empire that the historical continuum of the Islamic Caliphates suffered a fatal head wound, so also will the Ottoman Empire experience the miraculous revival. And of course, on the ground, all evidence points now to a re-emergent Turkey with growing regional influence and stature. The fact that we are seeing an emerging Turkish power in the North at the same time that we are seeing an emerging assertive Egypt is certainly worth watching. And as the African nations of Egypt and Sudan, two of the nations specifically highlighted by the prophet Daniel begin to publicly identify with one another, then we also must ask if we are drawing closer. While it is too soon to know for sure or to declare these things with clarity, it certainly does seem to be moving in the direction of fulfilling the prophecy of Daniel 11. The return of Jesus very well could be much closer than many think. Let us be about the work of GodRead More
A significant recent archeological discovery in western Turkey may hold a prophetic hint as to the nation from which the Antichrist will someday burst forth onto the world scene.
According to a recent report by Fox News, archeologists have uncovered the ancient “gate to hell.” Not literally, of course, but rather they’ve discovered an ancient pagan temple known as “Pluto’s Gate,” the cave that was believed to be the portal to Hades, in Greco-Roman mythology.Read More
Most are aware by now that through the pressure of US President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu recently apologized to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan for the deaths of nine Muslims who were killed after they violently attacked (and stabbed) several Israeli soldiers as they boarded the Mavi Maramara flotilla. When I heard that Netanyahu had apologized, I was both saddened and disappointed. Yet once more, Israel had taken the high road. Israel had made the concessions, and those on the other side used the opportunity to gloat and revel in their “victory” while belittling Israel. The Obama-Erdogan axis had won, and truth and justice had been cast to the ground.
It needs to be recalled that the men who died, had only hours before, been chanting racist and genocidal slogans, calling for the massacre of all Jews. These are Islamic chants every bit as vile and wicked as anything heard during the Nazi era. The videos were widely reported upon in the days after the incident, but today most seem determined to brush their memory under the rug. Afterall, these so-called “peace activists” were chanting “Khaibar, Khaibar, ya Yahud, Jaish Muhammad sa ya’ud!” Translated this means, “Remember Khaibar, oh Jews, the Army of Muhammad will return!” Khaibar was the village where Muhammad and his Muslim followers massacred an entire village of Jews. So here was a group chanting genocidal slogans, calling for the slaughter of Jews, (not just Israelis mind you) after purposefully and knowingly breaking the law, violently attacked those (Jews) who were enforcing it, and as a result they died in the process. Remind me again why anyone with even the slightest sense of justice would dictate that Israel should apologize. It would seem to me that it is the Turkish government that supported the flotilla that owes Israel an apology. But now that Netanyahu has humbled himself, Erdogan is using the opportunity to further humiliate and shame Israel and flaunt his exalted status. It is truly shameful.
Below is the video of the Muslim “peace-activists” supported by the Turkish government:
And a good article from Al-Monitor discussing Erdogan’s hypocritical response to Netanyahu’s apology. Read the full story at Al-MonitorRead More