Massacres and Insurgency in Benue.

Pray for Benue

Benue is a State located in the central part of Nigeria, West Africa. In the past few years there have been clashes between the local farmers and herdsmen. Many of these militia herdsmen have invaded Nigeria from neighbouring countries.

Humanitarian Crisis.

Thousands of men, women and children including pregnant women and babies have been savagely killed since the massacres started in Benue State, Nigeria. Whole villages have been displaced, causing chaos, suffering and hopelessness in communities.

There is no accurate account of the total number of people brutally murdered on a daily basis. A few days ago, a Church in Gwer East Local Government, Mbalom Community in Benue State Nigeria, was attacked by hired killers passing through the porous borders of Nigeria from neighbouring countries. Two Catholic Priests and over eighteen members of the congregation lost their lives to these militia herdsmen. People from Christian communities are being targeted and killed everyday.


Prayers:

⁃ Pray for God’s protection over Benue State.

⁃ Pray that the blood shed and massacres will end.

⁃ Pray that God will intercept and stop further attacks from its source.

⁃ Pray that God will comfort the bereaved and the displaced families.

Pray for the Salvation of Souls

⁃ Pray Christians globally will reach out to the affected people and communities in Benue State, Nigeria, West Africa.

⁃ Pray for the Church in Nigeria to be spiritually alert.

⁃ Pray God will send helpers to the displaced people.

⁃ Pray that Nigeria will secure its borders.

⁃ Pray for peace and security in Nigeria.

⁃ Pray the incessant killings and insurgency across Nigeria will END.

⁃ Pray that those behind the murders be swiftly apprehended and face Justice.

Amen

Leah Sharibu – Faith in the face of death.

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu collapsed when she heard the news in Dapchi, Borno State Nigeria. One hundred and ten girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram last month, February 2018, and her daughter was among them. Now the all girls have been released, except her daughter, Leah.

Released girls flown to Nigeria’s capital

The anguish in the hearts of Leah’s parents right now must be beyond human words. As the world rejoices at the release of the kidnapped girls, Mr and Mrs Sharibu lament in despair.

Leah is a Christian and she refused to renounce her Christian faith. This is the reason she was not released. Though her parents are in pain, the situation speaks volumes about Leah’s faith.

Only God can give the kind of Faith that will not fail in the face of death. It is divine. Jesus said His followers shall be hated because of Him. Leah Sharibu is suffering on account of her faith and at such a tender age. Though Leah’s parents and Christians globally, cry out to God for her release, we must be proud of Leah. 1 Peter 2:20 says, “But even if you suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED.” Let us remember the God Leah serves is able to deliver her to the uttermost.

Leah Sharibu is suffering for being a Christian (1 Peter 4:16, 1 Peter 5:10, Matthew 10:39). Let the weak say they are strong. God is sovereign over a person’s soul and He is the only one to be feared. Christ has purchased for Leah, eternity and the treasures of Heaven, which no man can ever give her.

Brethren; Believers in Christ all over the world, please continue to pray for Leah Sharibu’s release. We pray because we have hope. Death could not hold Christ captive and neither does it hold those who believe in Him captive. Hallelujah.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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A Special Message of Comfort and Hope.

I speak to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the recent flooding, hurricanes tornados, mud-slides, earthquakes and storms: may the Lord comfort and help you at this critical time of desperate need.

I pray for every displaced city, town and village:

Nigeria, Benue State: Makurdi, Gyado Villa Neighbourhood, Achusa, Idye, Wurukum Market, Genabe, Industrial Layout, Demekpe, Wadata Market, Katungu, behind the Civil Service Commission, Agboughul-Wadata, Okpokwu and Ugbokolo.

Caribbean: Barbuda, St.Martin, St.Barthelemy, Anguilla, Virgin Islands.

Texas South East: Houston, Fort Bend, Brazonia, Galveston and Harris Counties.

South East Asia: India, Bangladesh and Nepal ( Mumbai, Terai, Chimani, New Delhi).

Sierra Leone: Freetown; Regent (mud slide in August)

Mexico (8.1 magnitude Earth Quake)

UK: Cornwall (Flooding inJuly)

Japan: Fukuoka and Oita (Flooding in July)

Storm threatened areas: Puerto Rico and Florida. Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Montserrat, St.Kitts, St. Nevis and the Virgin Islands.

(Apologies for any countries, cities or towns flooded not mentioned or areas threatened with floods missed).

I pray for Divine help, comfort and restoration from above.

Millions of people have been displaced all over the world by these catastrophic events.

These devastations of Biblical proportions have affected over 100,000 people and 24 communities in Benue State Nigeria. Many watched their loved ones float away and drown. Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane, has affected thousands of lives and threatens Millions of homes across the Caribbean. The Island of Barbuda has been totally demolished. Florida is on high alert, as half a million people flee for their lives, as Hurricane Irma makes its fast approach. Over 41 Million people across South Asia have been affected by floods causing 1,400 deaths over the past few months. Diarrhoea, malaria and dengue fever has afflicted thousands because of the floods. Tropical storm Harvey, in Houston Texas, has forced thousands to flee their homes. 13,000 people were rescued during the storm. According to NASA, the weight of the rainfall in Houston caused the land to physically plummet and sink.

In August, after three days of torrential rainfall, mud-slides buried hundreds alive in Regent, a town on outskirts of Freetown-Sierra Leone, leaving multitudes homeless and some still buried under the mud in their homes. In July, 500,000 people were evacuated in Japan during torrential rains.

Hurricane Irma is on its way to Puerto Rico and Florida, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Montserrat, St.Kitts, St. Nevis and the Virgin Islands as I write. These places have been served notice that It approaches.

The whole world has been touched by the news of these torrential floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides and cyclones, earthquake of Apocalyptic proportions. People are suffering, as households and entire communities have either been wiped out or displaced. Many survivors are mourning their loved ones, others are still looking for missing family members, friends and children. Districts have had their crops for the whole year ruined. Malnutrition and disease are on the rise. Emergency services, Community centres and organisations have been overwhelmed and outstretched with the magnitude of the situation.

As the situation around the world worsens, many Christians globally have been praying and crying out to Heaven for Divine intervention, comfort, healing and restoration for survivors. Churches have opened their doors. Believers have liberally given their time and donated their funds and resources for relief efforts.

The end of the Age:

These floods and rumours of floods point to the time and season we are in and Christian’s every where must watch and pray (Luke 22:36). God has promised within His Word that one day, the earth as we know it, will no longer remain. These “fearful sights and great signs from heaven,” are a picture of what is to come (Luke 21:12). Luke 21:26 says, that people will faint from terror and apprehension because of the fearful signs on the earth.

Every Believer in Christ should be diligent in keeping a Spiritual watch. We must remember that Christ will return unexpectedly. People will be distracted and taken over with the cares of this life, worldliness and covetousness, when Christ returns.

Let us never cease to remind ourselves of the day of Judgement (Psalm 1:5), the Lord is coming soon. Let every Believer tell the world about Salvation in Christ, in this day of grace. Let us pray without ceasing, increasing our desire for holiness and godly living. Let us disentangle ourselves from worldliness. Let us remember to constantly pray for others and the nations of this world.

Today, let us pray for those affected by these recent calamities.

🙏Pray that God will bring hope and comfort to the millions of families and communities devastated by these sudden calamities. (Isaiah 40:1, Psalm 23:4, Psalm 27:1, Psalm 119:76, Psalm 9:9, Psalm 46:1).

🙏Pray for God’s mercy and peace on the earth Isaiah 26:3′ John 14:27, John 16:33, Philippines 4:7, Psalm 6, Psalm 51:1).

🙏Pray that God will protect and deliver your nation, neighbour-hood, family members and friends, from any hidden calamities yet to come on earth. (Psalm 61:2, 2Thessalonians 3:3, John 10:10, Psalm 5:11-12).

🙏Pray that Believers all over the world will take the message of God’s love to those who are suffering and hurting at this time. (John 3:16, Deut.7:9, Psalm 86:15, Psalm 136:26, Zephaniah 3:17).

🙏Pray that through you, many may come to faith in Christ. Pray that those distressed by these recent calamities will have hope and restoration, even in midst of their sadness and sorrow. (1John5:5, 1John5:13, 1Tim.4:12, Gal.3:22, Galatians2:20, John1:12).

🙏Pray for revival on the earth, that many will seek to know God and hunger for His Word. (John 3:16, Col.1:9, John 17:3, Galatians 4:8-9, Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 3:19, Col. 2:2).

Let us thank God for what He has done already through the emergency services and their workers. Let us thank God for the mercy and loving-kindness that He releases upon the earth every morning. It is only by His grace that we live each day on earth. Only God can intervene in calamitous situations of biblical proportions like this. We must not lose hope, but always pray without ceasing.

© Ruth Dickson 9th September 2017

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THE WITNESS

romans8_16The SPIRIT bears witness with the believers spirit.
The Spirit Himself bears witness with the believers Spirit the he or she is a member of God’s family. Through God’s Word the Spirit confirms the TRUTH.

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Rom.8:17
Heirs in God’s Kingdom have mind boggling privileges. They are no longer slaves, but heirs.

The sons and daughters of the Living God have a unique and special relationship with the FATHER. All that belongs to Almighty God belongs to His sons and daughters. They are heirs of all that belongs the Father, joint -heirs with Christ.

The children of God are glorified with Christ. While the believer enjoys freedom on earth, they will also go though many afflictions while the soul remains in the human body, it is flesh. However, there is a great expectation of the glory which is to come.

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THE A TO Z

Revelation1_8ALPHA OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END

The One who completes all things will bring all things to an end. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet, just as Aleph and Tau are in the Hebrew alphabet. He existed before time began and shall continue to exist for eternity.

ALPHA

He is the beginning of the Alphabet, the beginning of all things and everything that has come into existence. He is the source.

OMEGA

Everything that has come from Him is created for Him. He is the ultimate purpose for existence and creation. All things that have come and are yet to come, have come through Him. Everything is sustained by Him and everything finds its ultimate purpose in Him.

Romans 11:36 says,

 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

The words Christ uses to describe Himself in Rev.1:8 are the same words used in Rev.22:13, Isaiah 41:4, and Isaiah 43:13. Christ describes Himself as being the complete, perfect and eternal revelation of God. He is fully equal to the Father. He is honoured, just as the Father is honoured. He is Omnipotent, Eternal and Immutable. Whatever God has promised is fulfilled in Him.

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