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No Open Doors

By Rick Renner Neither give place to the devil. — Ephesians 4:27 Have you ever felt like you were under spiritual attack or that the devil was trying to wage a vicious warfare against your very existence? Today I want to talk to you about doing all you can to keep every door shut to the enemy so he is unable to find easy access into your life. I can personally testify to many attacks that have come against our ministry and family as we have pressed forward to take new territory for the Kingdom of God over the years. I have learned that the enemy is always looking for ways to sabotage anything that is of significance to the overall plan of God. Therefore, we have had to stand our ground and fight many times. Part of a long-term protection plan against the enemy’s attacks has been making sure that we left no open doors for the enemy to find easy access to us or our ministry. Believe me when I tell you that …

Evangelical Christians in Burgas, Bulgaria go to court over city’s scare tactics

Evangelicals in Bulgaria, located in Southeastern Europe, have been under increased pressure from government authorities. Christian Post writes that two Evangelical pastors, Zhivko Tochev and Radoslav Kiryakov, have approached Europe’s court of human rights because of the actions of city and school officials and police in the city of Burgas. They allege that in 2008, city officials sent a letter to schools and students warning them about Evangelical Christians and any religious group outside the Greek Orthodox Church. In their letter, they accused evangelicals of “carrying out a massive campaign of agitation … tricking new members … disuniting the Bulgarian nation“ They were also accused of having “mental aberrations and disorders” and even asked students to report anyone who might be part of an evangelical group. The two pastors are asking the court to reign in the Burgas authorities who have caused considerable damage to the evangelical community in that city. The city has not rescinded its letter or apologized for its actions. It is similar to what the Apostle Paul and his companions experienced in …

God helped Haitian missionaries flee their captors in a daring night escape

I had reported earlier on the release of the final 12 missionaries and their families who the 400 Mawozo gang had kidnapped in Haiti on Oct 16, 2021. The gang had released five earlier due to health issues. I had previously written that the gang had released the 12, but Christian Aid Ministries is now reporting that the group that included a baby and children had in fact escaped their captors.

Another study confirms Omicron is mild

Yet another study has concluded that Omicron is a much milder form of COVID than previous variants, including Delta. Many are now saying it has taken on cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose and headaches. The Daily Mail reports that a study of 160,000 Omicron cases by researchers from South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) concluded that those who catch the virus are 80% less likely to be hospitalized than previous variants. NICD also found that they were 70% less likely to be admitted to ICU or to require ventilation. The Omicron variant emerged in South Africa and despite repeatedly telling the world that it was much weaker, the West’s political and medical elite are screaming the sky is falling in and demanding a return to lockdowns. This is not surprising, because once the COVID pandemic became politicized in early 2020, medical facts became largely irrelevant. The Daily Mail also noted that the number of Omicron cases in South Africa has fallen for the fourth day in a row, suggesting this COVID …

Hundreds lift their cellphones, signifying they received Christ during church’s Christmas programs

There were shocking responses to invitations to receive Christ during Champion Forest Baptist Church’s Christmas services this year. The Baptist Press reports that for five days, Dec 8 – Dec 12, 2021, the Houston church held its Christmas program, with one nightly from Wednesday through Friday and two on Saturday and also Sunday. It’s estimated that 30,000 people attended services during the five-day event. At the end of each program, the church’s senior pastor, Jarrett Stephens, gave a Gospel presentation, after which he invited those who believed in Jesus for their salvation to turn on their cell phones’ flashlight in the darkened auditorium. Everyone, including the congregation, was stunned by the responses as dozens of people held their cellphones high in the air at the end of each service, flooding the auditorium with light. Photographs taken over the five-day event revealed that 1,114 people had made a decision to believe in Jesus. Calling the response unprecedented, Stephens told the Baptist Press: “God is moving, and to Him be the glory. It is all about Him. …

Oxford epidemiologist says the threat of Omicron is overblown

Oxford epidemiologist, Professor Sunetra Gupta, has opposed the lockdowns since day one, arguing that they do more harm than good. If lockdowns actually worked, the COVID pandemic would have been over last spring. All lockdowns do is extend the pandemic. Gupta argues that lockdowns also do incredible harm to children. She adds that the healthy have to stop being afraid of infection because disease is a reality of life. Dr. Gupta argues that the medical establishment should have instead focussed on protecting the people who were actually vulnerable to the virus, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions. It didn’t and in Canada, as an example, 69% of the COVID deaths lived in long-term care homes. READ: The Great Barrington Declaration RELATED: Vaccine inventor: Omicron could be ‘a Christmas present’ RELATED: Covid accounted for just one in 16 deaths in England and Wales in first full week of Omicron as virus fatalities fell to a two-month low, official data shows

Does the brutal slaying of a pastor in Mozambique have an end-times connection?

International Christian Concern recently reported on the brutal killing of a pastor in Mozambique, a country located on the Southeast coast of Africa. According to CBN, an Islamic extremist group linked to ISIS captured the pastor as he was crossing a field. But what happened next was not only gruesome but also sadistic. The extremists beheaded the pastor and then gave the head to the pastor’s wife and told her to take it to the police. Though 57% of Mozambique’s 30 million population are Christian, Islamic extremists have been terrorizing Christians in the northern area of Mozambique. This included burning of churches and the murder of other believers, several by beheading And this is not the first time Christians have been beheaded because of their faith. In early 2015, people around the world were shocked by the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. Islamic extremists took the captured men, wearing orange robes, to a beach along the Mediterranean Sea near the country’s capital city, Tripoli. They ordered their hostages to lie on the ground …