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Allahu Muhibba

“Among all love and affections, the primary essential love and the love which is the most unique and highest of all is the indispensable love for Allah (Almighty). This is because Allah (Almighty) has the most unique attributes, thus being the inventor, maker, and creator of all. If one reflects on what he loves, one finds Allah (Almighty), the Lord of the universe, and His Glory and perfection in everything he loves. Love of Allah (Almighty) is the main source of every good deed and beauty. Love of Allah (Almighty) makes one a good and better person, child, parent, neighbour, and friend. “

By Prof. Dr. Mahmud Es’ad Cosan (an Islamic Scholar and Naqshbandi Shaykh).

Brothers,

Let’s consider today what is the most unique and highest love of allah in Islam. Does he expect love from us? Which attributes does have allah in Islam and in the Bible? Should we love Him because He is the Maker and Creator of us? Can we see glory and perfection of Allah in our life? If Allah the source of every good deed and beauty? Does love of Allah make you to be a good and better person?

To answer to this questions we need to meditate on the words of God written in the Holy Scripture and on some suras of Quran.

Love for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah is a requirement for every Muslim. This Islamic concept is known as Al Wala’ Wal Bara’ (loyalty and disavowal). A Muslim is required to love what Allah loves, and hate what Allah hates. But what does Allah in Islam hate? How the Islamic source of teaching Quran/Hadith can affect Muslims? Let’s read calls of Islam:

“Allah the Exalted says to His faithful servants, whom He commanded to disown the disbelievers, to be enemies with them, and to distant themselves and separate from them:

(Indeed there has been an excellent example for you in Ibrahim and those with him,) meaning, his followers who believed in him,

(when they said to their people: “Verily we are free from you…) meaning, `we disown you,’

(and whatever you worship besides Allah: we rejected you,) meaning, `we disbelieve in your religion and way,’

(and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred forever) meaning, `Animosity and enmity have appeared between us and you from now and as long as you remain on your disbelief; we will always disown you and hate you,’

(until you believe in Allah alone,) meaning, `unless, and until, you worship Allah alone without partners and disbelieve in the idols and rivals that you worship besides Him.’ Allah’s statement,”

The Good Example of Ibrahim and His Followers, when They disowned Their Disbelieving People
Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Allah declares that without doubt, Muhammad is truly His Messenger,

(Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.) and this quality includes every beautiful description. Allah praises the Companions of the Messenger , may Allah be pleased with them all,

(And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, merciful among themselves.) just as He, the Exalted and Most Honored, said in another Ayah,

(Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers.)(5:54) This is the description of the believers; harsh with the disbelievers, merciful and kind to the believers, angry without smiling before the disbelievers, smiling and beaming with pleasure before his believing brother. Allah the Exalted said in another Ayah,

(O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you.) (9:123) The Prophet said,

(The parable of the believers in their kindness and mercy for each other, is that of the body: when one of its organs falls ill, the rest of the body responds with fever and sleeplessness.) The Prophet also said,

(A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other.)

Qualities of the Faithful Believers and Their Refinement
Tafsir Ibn Kathir

So, what does Allah hate in Islam?

1. The‘Christian’ Allah calls us to love enemies. Islam teaches: do not love them. In Muslim teaching, loving an infidel (kafir) is seen as going against god since god does not love the infidel! But why Islamic god does NOT love people created by Him?

“[Jesus said:] But I tell you : Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:44-48)

2.The‘Christian’ Allah is God of LOVE. No comparable statement is found in the Qur’an.

Bible:
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)

3. Islamic Allah Allah loves those who are spiritual pure and clean (al-Baqarah 2:222)

  • Allah loves those who do good (al-Baqarah 2:195; Âl ‘Imran 3:134)
  • Allah loves those who keep faith and act rightly (Âl ‘Imran 3:76)

But in all the examples above, the love of God is conditional upon the believer being good or clean. If the believer should turn back from God, Islamic Allah does not love him any more (Âl ‘Imran 3:32).

But the ‘christian’ Allah choose Israel to be His people not because they are cleverer or better, but because of God’s love toward them! God so loved the world that He gave us His Son to believe in Him and live eternally through our FAITH in Him.

The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. ( Deuteronomy 4:36-37, 7:7-9).

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  We love because he (God) first loved us. (1 John 4:10, 19)

4. Look who is not loved by the islamic Allah:

  • God does not love the al-mua’tadeenthose involved in brutal aggression (2:190).
  • God does not love the al-fasideen, the corrupt. (2:205).
  • God loves not the al-kafireen, the unbelievers. (2:276)
  • Islamic Allah does not love those who reject Faith (Âl ‘Imran 3:32)
  • Allah will give his love to someone else if reject faith (4:54)
  • Allah does not love the arrogant, the vainglorious (an-Nisa’ 4:36), (16:23)
  • Allah does not love the ungrateful or wicked (al-Baqarah 2:276)
  • Allah does not love transgressors (al-Baqarah 2:190)
  • Allah does not love ad-dalemeen, wrongdoers (Âl ‘Imran 3:57,140)
  • God loves not the musarifeen, the wasters (6:141)
  • God loves not the boaster. (31:18)
  • God loves not the treacherous. (8:58)
  • God does not love those who are given to crime and to evil speaking. (4:107, 4:148)

 

But the Christian Allah loves all of us and does not want sinners to perish:

 

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were still yet sinners, Christ died for us….For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:8-10)

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

Brothers, NOTE: no where in the Qur’an does it say that Allah loves the unbeliever! But why? Is unbeliever an animal? Is unbeliever guilty that he was created by Allah? If disbelief is sin then are we all not sinners? We all in our sins are equal to disbelievers! Because we ALL are sinners and God said that punishment for sin is DEATH. So, the word ‘unbeliever’ is EQUAL to the word ‘sinner’. Why we all –sinners- are NOT loved by the Islamic Allah? Because He never claimed to be LOVE! He NEVER claimed to be God of LOVE!

This contrast sharply with the Bible which teaches that God loves the believer and unbeliever:

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ.” (Ephesians 2:3-5)

Then the Lord said to me, ‘God again and love Gomer, who is loved by her husband [Hosea], yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods….” (Hosea 3:1)

Jesus said in Luke 6:32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.” If God then only loves those who love Him, or do good, or are pure then this love is not above or beyond man’s love since man also loves and appreciates such people. But a love that goes beyond the surface and loves the unlovable and seeks to win over even the most wicked and rebellious can only be a manifestation of the One who is LOVE – Allahu Muhibba!!!

Listen brothers again (I John 4):

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

9 Inthis the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His one and only Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

10 Inthis is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

19 We love Him because He first loved us.

20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

We have the testimony from God who states to His own:

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3

“The Son of man (Jesus) has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10

So brothers, what we can see: there are two different Gods. The Christian God LOVES us but hates our sins.  Love of Islamic Allah is conditional. The Qur’an says that Allah desires to lead people astray (Qur’an Sura 6:39, 126). He does not help those who are led astray by him (Sura 30:29), and Allah desires to use them to populate hell (Sura 32:13):

32:13:“If We had so willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance: but the Word from Me will come true, “I will fill Hell with Jinns and men all together.”

 

Let’s remember what is written here:

61:4 Truly Allah loves [hubb]those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.

 

The Islamic God loves those who fight in his cause but the Christian God teaches us the WAY of LOVE, FORGIVENESS, RESPECT, MERCY but WHY?

Because the TRUE God REVEALED Himself to us on the pages of His Holy Scripture and in the life of His Son Jesus as the TRUE God of LOVE.

Love is His nature….His essence…He is not a human being to call us for bloodshed or killings!

But He is the ONLY true God who WARNED us that all killers, unbelievers, sinners will join millions of such people in hell.

Why?

Because the Kingdom of Heaven is offered to you Muslims!

Come to Ibn Allah and TAKE it. Enter there through your FAITH.

But you reject God by rejecting His Son/Ibn Allah.

HOW can you enter into the Kingdom of Heaven if you REJECT to enter there!!!!???

Make a step of FAITH now and LIVE eternally with your LOVING Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit in YOUR Kingdom of Heaven!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,

but that the world through Him might be saved.”

John 3:16-17

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1 John 4 (New King James Version)

1 John 4

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Knowing God Through Love

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Seeing God Through Love

12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

The Consummation of Love

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

Obedience by Faith

20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

 

God Jesus said,

“I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 14:6


Arabs and Muslims,

be SAVED by God RIGHT NOW!

Brothers, Islam and the Bible call Jesus as Kalimat-Ullah- WORD of Allah!

Will you reject God by rejecting His SON?

Look if you will reject Son, it means you dont believe in His Father Allah. It means you are AGAINST Allah.

Islam came later after prophecies of Allah already existed that His Son Jesus will save the world from sins. So, what is Islam? ONE of religions. Look brother, there are millions religions and all they worship millions of gods which are called by God of Ibrahim as IDOLS.

Way for people worshiping idols is hell. Islam is among them. Why? Because Islam makes God of our father Ibrahim a LIAR by claiming that there is NO Son of God. Islam is closing eyes of Muslims to the words of Allah. Which man on the earth is able to BEAR INIQUITIES of the world? Sins of people? How SERVANT canJUSTIFY many people? It is impossible for a man. But only for God! We worship perfect God. He DIED instead on us. His name is the most perfect – Jesus….Isa Ibn Allah…Isa Allah…Issa Al Massih. And He is God of our father Ibrahim. Turn from sins to HIM and LIVE eternally as son of God!

Be saved right NOW

How to LIVE with God Jesus?

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, PERFECTING HOLINESS IN THE FEAR OF GOD.

Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may SERVE GOD ACCEPTABLY WITH REVERENCE AND GODLY FEAR

Fellowship with God
means YOU Arabs and Muslims
can be called sons of God.
You can be forgiven of ALL your sins!
You can be
adopted by God
THROUGH your Faith
in His Son Jesus.

Can you call Jesus the Son of God? Is He God in your life? Have you given Him absolute control of your life and future?If not, do is right NOW!

Pray now to the LORD and accept His forgiveness of all your sins through FAITH in His Son – God Jesus Christ!

Pray God right now And be saved!

God is bringing Judgement. Return of the Lord Jesus and His Judgement day should make difference in our behavior. Live your best in purity. Be excited about meeting with the Lord. You should anxiously await with joiful anticipation of the Lord’s return. If your hearts is filled with anticipation, excitement and joy, it indicates that you are walking with the Lord. If you are NOT sure and confident that if you would die today you would go to Heaven, it means you need to get right with God. If you never said- YES- to Jesus, do it today! If you have fallen away from the Lord, come back to Him today.

We will close with prayers: Father, we believe that Jesus is coming again. We believe we need to be ready. And Lord I am praying about any person who is reading my message and if they dont have confidence that they are ready for Your return, help them to come to You today and get right with You now. Amen.

First, recognise brother, that you are sinner. Be sorry for your sin. And ask God to forgive you right now. The way as we do that TROUGH PRAYER. That’s how we communicate with God.I’d like to lead you in prayer. If you want Christ to forgive your sins. If you want to know that when you will die you will go to Heaven then pray this prayer with me right now:

God, I know I am a sinner. And I am sorry for what I have done. And I turn from my sin now and ask You to forgive me. Thank You that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross and shed His blood for me. Be my Savior and my Lord. And be my friend. I want to follow You from this day forward. Fill me with Your Spirit. And help me to be Your disciple. Thank You for accepting me. Thank You for forgiving me. Thank You that I am now YOURS. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely asked God to forgive you then WELCOME to the family of God. Now you are adopted by God. Now you bacame His son and His inheritance. His angels have written your name in the Book of Life. And you have the BRIGHT FUTURE.

God Jesus said:

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word

and believes him

who sent mehas eternal life and will not be condemned;

he has crossed over from death to life.John 5:24

Walk with God and live eternally Arab nation! Amen.

Rev. 4:8 “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”

Brothers, God Jesus is COMING BACK to us to the earth. Be prepared to LIVE with Him and not to die without Him! Repent and make your ways straight. To make your ways straight, then, please the Lord in all you do by BELIEVING in His Son Jesus Christ.

Turn away from a life of sin to a life of righteousness (Rom. 12:21).

This is the way of peace (Luke 1:79).

It is also the way to prosperity, blessings, answered prayer, joy and every good thing (Prov. 13:21; 1 John 3:22; Heb. 13:21).

If you prayed this simple prayer aboveor if you need more information orstill have questions about who Jesus is or if you want to believe in God Jesus then please email me and contact me (contacts are below) because we should be together. God called us as believers in Him or CHURCH.

Bahira

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Contradictions in Islam and Qur’an

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If terrorism is to throw terror into the heart of your enemy and the enemy of Allah then we thank Him, the most merciful, the most compassionate, for enabling us to be terrorists’—Ramzi BinalShibh

Terror Four

Raid on a Meccan Caravan and on B. Damrah at al-Abwa/ Waddan by Muhammad —August, 623CE

Muhammad became quite frustrated with the dismal failures of the previous three attempts to plunder the vulnerable Quraysh merchant caravans. Time was of essence, and he felt the pressure of producing results (read profit) to please his believers. With this urgency in mind, he personally, took charge of this raiding foray and led his followers, to his very personal first step in the act of bloodshed and pillage. This was the raid at al-Abwa, also known as the Ghazwah of Waddan. As said before, he himself conducted this raid, directed at Abwa, the spot where his mother lay buried. To his dismay, when he arrived at the site, the Quraysh caravan had already passed. Disappointed, he then raided the nearest tribe of B. Damra (a branch of B. Bakr) and forced them to conclude a treaty of no aggression (by B. Damra). This treaty was the first written accord of Muhammad with any foreign tribe. The agreement was of benefit to Muhammad, as it prevented the B. Damra to mobilize forces against him, nor could they assist Muhammad’s enemy who were principally the Quraysh. In return, Muhammad pledged not to wage any war against this tribe. Then Muhammad went as far as Waddan in pursuit of the Quraysh caravan, but it eluded him. Although he failed in his pursuit of the Quraysh booty, he cleverly concluded this strategically important treaty of friendship with this nomadic (B. Damra) tribe. The treaty provided him with an ally in his raid on Quraysh caravans. After concluding the treaty he returned to Medina after fifteen days.

[Please note: Ghazwa means either a military force when an Apostle (Rasul) leads it or an Imam. It also means a sudden attack on a caravan or another tribe for the purpose of seizing property and women.

Sariyah or brigade means a small force commanded by one of the Imam’s lieutenants.

There is an allusion in Sahih Bukhari of this very first, personal act of terrorism by Muhammad:

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 256: Narrated As-Sab bin Jaththama:

The Prophet passed by me at a place called Al-Abwa or Waddan, and was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).” I also heard the Prophet saying, “The institution of Hima is invalid except for Allah and His Apostle.”

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 256: Narrated As-Sab bin Jaththama

This Hadith clearly says that in his terror operations Muhammad did not even want to spare the women and children of the infidels.

Terror Five

Raid on a Rich Meccan Caravan at Bawat by Muhammad —October, 623CE

A month after his raid at al-Abwa, Muhammad personally led two hundred men including some citizens of Medina to Bawat, a place on the caravan route of the Quraysh merchants, where a herd of fifteen hundred (1,500) to two thousand-five hundred (2,500) camels, accompanied by one hundred (100) riders, under the leadership of Umayyah ibn Khalaf, a Quraysh was proceeding. The purpose of this raid, obviously, was the plunder of this exceedingly rich Quraysh caravan.

No battle took place and the raid resulted in no booty. Muhammad went up to Dhat al-Saq, in the desert of al-Khabar. He prayed there and a mosque was built at the spot.

This was the first raid where a few al-Usharayh Ansars took part. They were attracted to the raid with the prospect of striking it rich through pillage.

Terror Six

Raid on a Meccan Caravan at al-Ushayrah, in the district of Yanbu by Muhammad —November, 623CE

This was Muhammad’s third personal raid. Between one hundred-fifty and two hundred (note the increasing number of Jihadists joining in the robbery) followers joined this terror operation. They had thirty camels that they rode upon by turns. When they arrived at al-Usharayh in the direction of Yanbo, they expected to waylay upon a rich Meccan caravan towards Syria led by Abu Sufyan. Muhammad already had the intelligence report of this caravan’s departure from Mecca. He waited for a month (+) for this caravan to pass. Unfortunately, it was too late; for, when Muhammad reached the intended spot of plunder, the Meccan caravan had already passed. The readers should keep in mind of this raid, as this was the same caravan that gave rise to the famous action at Badr (Badr II) during its return journey. In this operation, Muhammad entered into an alliance with Bani Mudlij, a tribe inhabiting the vicinity of al-Usharayh. He also concluded another treaty with Bani Damra. All those treaties established good political connections for him.

Terror Seven

Raid on Muhammad’s Milch Camels at Badr (Badr I) by Kurz ibn Jabir al-Fihri —December, 623CE

After those six unprovoked and hostile attacks on the Quraysh caravans, the Quraysh had had enough. It was now time for them to retaliate and send a strong message to Muhammad that his highway robbery cannot go unpunished forever. With this end in view, Kurz ibn Jabir al-Fihri, allay of the Quarysh raided the vicinity of Medina where Muhammad’s milch camels were pasturing. This was conducted ten days after Muhammad returned to Medina from his unsuccessful plundering attempt at the Quraysh caravan at al-Usharayh. Having heard of this attack, Muhammad swiftly went out looking for Kurz until he reached the Safwa valley, close to Badr. This was the first raid at Badr or Badr I. Kurz escaped the capture; Muhammad returned to Medina and stayed there for the next three months. It is said that later, Muhammad caught Kurz and he (Kurz) converted to Islam.

Terror Eight

Raid on Meccan Caravan at Nakhla by Abd Allah ibn Jahsh, the First Successful Plunder —December, 623CE

After his return from the first Badr encounter, Muhammad sent Abd Allah b. Jahsh in Rajab with eight emigrants and without any Ansar for another terror operation. Abd Allah b. Jahsh was a maternal cousin of Muhammad. The participants in this plunder were: 1. Abu Haudhayfa 2. Abd Allah b Jahsh 3. Ukkash b. Mihsan 4. Utba b. Ghazwan 5. Sa’d b. Abi Waqqas 6. Amir b.Rabia 7. Waqid b. Abd Allah and 8. Khalid b. al-Bukayr. Some historians say that there were between seven to twelve partakers in this raiding/plundering party of the Muslims. It will be useful to remember the names of these very first Islam’s terrorists, as we shall witness, later, that their names crop up in many other terror operations.

Muhammad gave Abd Allah b. Jahsh a letter, but not to be read until he had travelled for two days and then to do what he was instructed to do in the letter without putting pressure on his companions. Abd Allah proceeded for two days, then he opened the letter; it told him to proceed until he reached at Nakhla, between Mecca and Taif, lie in wait for the Quraysh and observe what they were doing. Abd Allah b. Jahsh told his companions that whoever chose martyrdom (read terrorism) was free to join him and whoever did not could go back. All the companions agreed to follow him (a few biographers write that two Muslims decided not to be martyrs and chose to return to Medina). Sa’d b. Abi Waqqas and Utbah b. Ghazwan lost a camel that they were taking turns to ride. The camel strayed and went to Buhran. So they went out looking for the runaway camel to Buhran and fell behind the raiding party.

As instructed by the Prophet, Abd Allah and the rest of the party then proceeded, and soon they arrived at Nakhla. Nakhla was a valley to the east of Mecca, about half-way to Taif. It was the usual route to Syria for the Meccan caravans. Muhammad had the secret information that a rich Meccan caravan, lightly guarded, laden with dry raisin, wine leather and other goods was soon to pass by the route.

Four Quraysh men guarded this donkey caravan. They were:

  1. Amr b. al-Hadrami. He was the leader of the caravan.
  2. Uthman b. Abd Allah b. al-Mughirah.
  3. Nawfal b. Abd Allah b. al-Mughirah, Uthman’s brother.
  4. Al-Hakam b. Kaysan, the freed slave (Mawla)of Hisham b. al-Mughirah.

Soon the Meccan caravan arrived at Nakhla guarded by the four Quraysh men. When they saw the Muslims they were afraid of them. One of Abd Allah b. Jahsh’s men, Ukkash b Mihsan, was shaven in head to hide the real purpose of their journey and to give the Quraysh the impression of lesser Hajj (Umra); for, it was the month (Rajab) when hostilities were forbidden. When the Quraysh saw the shaven head of Ukkash, they thought that the Muslims were on their way for pilgrimage and they felt relieved and safe and started to prepare food for themselves. That was how the first band of Muslim Jihadists deceived their prey.

Due to the prevalence of a sacred month, either at the beginning of Rajab, or at the end of it(the opinion among the historians vary), Rajab being one of the four sacred months when there was a total ban on warfare and bloodshed in the Arabian Peninsula, Abd Allah b. Jahsh was, at first, hesitant to attack the caravan. Nevertheless, after much deliberation, the Muslims did not want this rich caravan to escape their hand. So they decided to kill as many Quraysh as they could and take a large booty. They attacked the Quraysh while they (the Quraysh) were busy preparing their food. In the short battle that ensued, Waqid b. Abd Allah killed Amr b. Hadrami, the leader of the Quraysh caravan. Nawfal b.Abd Allah escaped. The Muslims took Uthman b. Abd Allah and al-Hakam b. Kaysan as prisoners. . Abd Allah b. Jahsh returned to Medina with the booty and with the two captured Quraysh men. He had already decided to give one-fifth of the booty to Muhammad, and divide the rest among them. The prevailing share of the leader of a plundering party at that time was one-quarter of the booty. It is not clear why Abd Allah b. Jahsh decided on one-fifth booty, as Allah did not yet decide the provision of ‘Khums’ (gang leader’s commission on booty of plunder/theft) for Muhammad in verse 8:41. This verse was released after the Badr war, which took place after the plunder at Nakhla.

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And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer,- if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing,- the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all things.

Since this bloodshed took place during a sacred month, Muhammad was quite unwilling to start an un-ending cycle of revenge killings. The Quraysh also spread everywhere the news of the raid and the killing by Muhammad in the sacred month. Therefore, he rebuked them (the Muslims) for fighting in the sacred month and refused to take any share from the booty. Then verse 2:217 regarding fighting in the sacred month was revealed.

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They ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: “Fighting therein is a grave (offence); but graver is it in the sight of Allah to prevent access to the path of Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members.” Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can. And if any of you Turn back from their faith and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be companions of the Fire and will abide therein.

This revelation permitted Muhammad to conduct war during the sacred months.

Then Abd Allah b. Jahsh divided the booty, one-fifth going to Muhammad. He also decided to make more money by asking ransom for the two captives. However, Muhammad refused to accept the ransoms from the Quraysh until the two of his men, Sa’d b. Abi Waqqas and Utbah b. Ghazwan returned from searching the straying camel. He was afraid that the Quraysh might kill them if they found them. When Sa’d and Utbah returned unharmed, Muhammad released the two Quraysh prisoners on payment of their ransom of one thousand six hundred (1,600) Dirhams (one Dirham = 1/10 Dinar; one Dinar = 4.235 gm of gold; at the current price of gold this ransom was approximately USD 8,000) per head (i.e total ransom money was USD 16,000). It is reported that, soon after his release, Hakam b. Kaysan became a Muslim, probably after witnessing the profitability in terrorism a la Islamic style. Later, he was killed at the battle of Bir Mauna. The other prisoner, Uthman b. Abd Allah returned to Mecca and died as an unbeliever.

The Islamic name of this first successful plunder is ‘Nakhla Raid.’ It was also the first raid on which the Muslims seized the first captive, and the first life they took. Rightfully, Abd Allah b. Jahsh was called the Amir al-Mominun, that is, the commander of the faithful.

After the success of Nakhla raid Muhammad felt militarily strong and promulgated the rule on the justification of transaction and the distribution of spoils of plunder. He actually legalized and legitimized plunder.

This successful raid on the Quraysh caravans gravely alarmed the Meccans, because their prosperity completely depended upon the regular and un-interrupted trade to Syria. The trading with Abyssinia and Yemen was of lesser importance. Even the trading caravan towards Abyssinia and Yemen did not look safe from the marauding army of Muhammad. The Nakhla attack also greatly unnerved the Meccans. They now believed that Muhammad had very little respect for life, and absolutely no concern for the sanctity of the sacred months. So the Meccans resolved to avenge the bloodshed. However, the Quraysh restrained their hostility. Muhammad still had a few of his followers residing at Mecca, including his own daughter, Zaynab. The Quraysh did not take any revenge on the remaining followers of Muhammad (including Muhammad’s daughter) at Mecca, neither did they make any attempt to harass his beloved daughter, Zaynab.

Muhammad, on the other hand, after the success at Nakhla, contemplated a more severe and mortal attack on the Quraysh. Allah now gave him the permission to fight the unbelievers in verses 22:39-42, 2:190-194. As well, the raid at Nakhla was justified by the ‘expulsion’ of the believers from Mecca. However, the true reason was “until the religion became God’s alone.” That meant, until all the Meccans (or the world) accepted Islam.

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To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged;- and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid;-

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(They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- (for no cause) except that they say, “our Lord is Allah”. Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause);- for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will).

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(They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.

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If they treat thy (mission) as false, so did the peoples before them (with their Prophets),- the People of Noah, and ‘Ad and Thamud;

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Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.

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And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.

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But if they cease, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

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And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah; but if they cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression.

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The prohibited month for the prohibited month,- and so for all things prohibited,- there is the law of equality. If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, Transgress ye likewise against him. But fear Allah, and know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.

Those who were reluctant to join in the war of plunder were reproved. Allah’s revelation on this came down in verses 47:20-21. These verses granted paradise to those who fight (or terrorize and plunder) for Islam i.e. Jihad, and are killed.

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Those who believe say, “Why is not a sura sent down (for us)?” But when a sura of basic or categorical meaning is revealed, and fighting is mentioned therein, thou wilt see those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee with a look of one in swoon at the approach of death. But more fitting for them-

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Were it to obey and say what is just, and when a matter is resolved on, it were best for them if they were true to Allah.

Allah then asked these terrorists to “strike off the heads of the unbelievers; to make a great slaughter and bind them fast in bonds” in verse 47:3-4

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This because those who reject Allah follow vanities, while those who believe follow the Truth from their Lord: Thus does Allah set forth for men their lessons by similitudes.

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Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.

Furthermore, the true believers were expected not only to fight but also to contribute materially towards the cost of war (4:66-67, 9:88, 9:111), to kill and be killed. Those who did this were promised a higher rank in paradise (4:74, 4:95). The believers were asked to prepare whatever force in their ability, troops, horses, etc. to strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (remember Dr. Mahathir’s famous Jewish-bashing speech at OIC conference in late 2003?) (9:73, 123, 8:60).

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If We had ordered them to sacrifice their lives or to leave their homes, very few of them would have done it: But if they had done what they were (actually) told, it would have been best for them, and would have gone farthest to strengthen their (faith);

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And We should then have given them from our presence a great reward;

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But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.

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Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.

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Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory – Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value).

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Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-

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O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed.

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O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.

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Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.

These messages were promulgated within two or three years after Muhammad’s arrival at Medina. These promulgations were not only for the refugees (Muhajirs) but also to all the men of Medina.

(Note: From now on, to conserve space, only the verse numbers will be quoted omitting the full texts of the verses).

Questions and Answers

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Conversation with Sazie Johnson:

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Hello Bahira,

I must admit that some of the Muslims have good questions. All their questions can be answered from Holy Scriptures. The only problem is I have so little time at my personal computer.

I am a mechanical engineer. I design parts not only for cars, but also for water towers, and ships, and airplanes. My job requires a lot of concentrations, a lot of study, and a lot of time at the company’s computers — not my personal computer. And when I finally get some time for my personal computer, I see over 40 e-mails form Muslims — most of them demanding answers to their questions on the Youtube post-a-comment. Here is one good question from a Muslim: “Show me in the Bible where Jesus said. ‘I am God. Worship me’”

Almost all Muslims demand this from Christians. In all honesty this demand is unfair, because Muslims seek to find the answer in the Bible. In order to seek the answer to a particular question in the Bible, the question must first be asked in the Bible. Jesus was more often asked about His relationship with God, and never once was He asked if He was God. How does one expect a Christian to find the answer in the Bible to a question that was never asked in the Bible?

The Holy Bible is already written. None can add to it, or subtract from it. Nowhere in the Holy Bible was Jesus asked the question: “Are you God?” Therefore, nowhere in the Holy Bible did Jesus answer or dodge this particular question. But however, Jesus introduced Himself as God in the Book of Revelation. In verse 1:8 Jesus speaks to the Apostle John: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

I must admit that some of the Muslims have good questions. My prayer is that far more Muslims will find time to sit at the feet of the Gospel of Jesus Christ — The Star Divine and The Hope for Life.


Conversation with Linda:


Dear Sazie,
I’m new to the group.  I just read your email where you explain that the Holy Bible does not tell us directly that we should worship Jesus Christ, or that Jesus Christ is God …..
When the Holy Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the very Word of God made flesh, then that is our answer.  God and Christ are One just as any man is one with his word.  And we cannot claim to respect a man, but not respect his word.  Likewise, we cannot claim to worship God when we do not worship His Word, and we cannot worship His Word unless we also worship God.  They are One, indivisible.

Linda.

A foreboding dream about “Allah” and Islam

Eight years ago, Jesus Christ appeared to me in a vision.  Since that time, I’ve had dreams every night except one – that night, I had prayed to Jesus to please give me rest from the dreams, and He answered my prayer.  Most of the dreams carry a personal message meant only for me.  But over the years, I’ve also had several dreams that involved the world, the future of the world, and the people of the world.  I’ve also dreamed of things I had no prior waking knowledge about – like the night I dreamed about a type of bomb that could penetrate through the earth, and then learned on the Internet the next day that such a bomb exists:  It’s called a “bunker buster bomb”.
I see these emails passing through my inbox, and I never join in.  But the last few weeks, I’ve been feeling moved to share a particular dream I had not too long ago.  This dream was given to me while I was researching the relationship between the Roman Catholic church, and Islam:
In the dream, it was night-time, and I was standing outside.  The dream had a dark feel to it.  Suddenly, I heard this message spoken to me by a strong, commanding voice,
“THE KORAN CURSES THE KORAN!  IT’S WRITTEN IN THE PAGES OF THE KORAN!”
From there, I was carried away to stand at the gates of a mausoleum.  The gates were locked, but I could see through the bars.  Inside the mausoleum, I could see several large tombs.  A man standing inside the mausoleum walked out in front of me to one of the tombs.  This particular tomb had a red button at the base of it.  The man pressed down on the button, and when he did, “Allah” rose up out of the tomb and lunged straight at me!  I was made to understand, in the dream, that “Allah” wanted to destroy me because of the knowledge that had been given to me about “Allah”, about Islam, and about the Koran.  But before I had time to really feel afraid, my eyes were suddenly opened in the spirit, and I could see this figure for what it truly was:  I suddenly could see it was nothing more than a lifeless robot, which could only operate as it was directed to operate.  I was made to understand, from all of this, that “Allah” had no real power to destroy me.  I woke up feeling comforted.
A short time after the dream, I began praying to Jesus to please give me a deeper understanding of the dream.  This is the understanding that was given to me:
So long as Islam is alive in the world, then the people who serve Islam will appear to be blessed by it.  But the season of Islam, and of “Allah”, will come to an end.  And because “Allah” is a false god, then when “Allah” descends into the grave, in the grave he will remain.  From that time onward, there will be no more blessings forthcoming from Islam, nor from “Allah”, since it’s impossible for a dead thing to bestow blessings upon anyone.

Dear, precious people of Islam, you are being dangerously deceived!  You MUST come out of this false religion!  But not only must you come out of Islam, you must do as Jesus Christ has commanded, and come out of the world!  By observing where a man has come from, and the direction he travels in, we can discern where he’ll end up.  So it is with the world.  By observing the world, from past to present, we can see that it is headed for certain destruction – precisely as warned by Jesus Christ.  When promised the world as their reward, the people of Islam are promised nothing, since the world will end in nothingness.  You must come out of Islam, come out of the world, turn to Christ, repent of your sins, and follow only Him!  Please, do not give yourselves over to a dying world, which has already been given over to the devil himself!

Dear Gamal,
Thank you for answering my email, and my question.
I could never again believe in any God but the true and living God, since Christ Himself appeared to me in a vision, and He began showing me many things.  I’ve witnessed Him performing many miracles with my own eyes, and continue to witness His miracles even today.  No one can cause me to unsee the things that Christ has been showing me.
About the question I asked …..
Does this mean that in Islam, there is no such thing as repentance?  Does this mean that in Islam, a person is told to continue living in sin, but so long as he follows certain steps, then he will be given entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven?
Linda
Hello Ahmed,
I’m very glad to meet you.  Thank you for responding to my email.  Let the reasoning begin!
It is written in the Holy Bible that God caused His Own Word to become flesh, and His Word is Jesus Christ.  Now you are telling me that we should not try to understand God with our ordinary minds, but yet you are using your ordinary mind as evidence that what is written in the Holy Bible is false.  This is no evidence at all.  You’re right, God did not NEED for His Word to become flesh, because it is not God Who needed redemption.  We are the ones who NEEDED for God’s Word to become flesh, so that by His Word, Who is Jesus Christ, we might be redeemed from our sins.  Wanting and needing are two different things:  We are blessed that while we NEEDED God’s Word to come into the world to save us, God also WANTED this for us.
I have stood in Christ’s presence, Ahmed.  I have heard His voice with my own ears, witnessed His glory and power with my own eyes.  I have no doubt left in me Who the true and living God is.  And I am willing to promise you on all that I love most that you are being deceived by Islam.

Conversation with Bahira:

Ibrahim,
I remember when I was a child..at the age of 10 years I think…My brother asked me a question:
“you are always reading the Bible”…but it will not help you to be saved! You should be “born again” to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Are you born again?”

I didnt know the answer to this question. And I started reading the Bible again to find out how to be born again. And I found many verses saying that I should REPENT, Confess my sins and BELIEVE in God Jesus. Only then I will be born by God for eternal life with Him.

Now I will address to my second brother Ibrahim: Brother, are you born again by God to LIVE with Him?! You should. Or you will perish.

This question asked by my brother saved my life. Now this question will tear your heart to pieces to give you a chance of salvation. The Chance is given. Will you use it?!!!

Re: Moral issues in Islam

Originally Posted by Ibrahim Rasheed

I know that you will never have rational understanding from the bible on ethical, moral and practical issues. Its a book where you find that son god calls on humanity accept illogical fallacies. For the sake of humanity bahira, why not you delete those wrong and incorrect verses from the bible and correct the mistakes before you take that book to call for Christianity or shall I say Paulianity??

Brother, you know earlier I said the same thing to Arabs asking them to delete all verses (60%) on Jihad and killings in Quaran and Hadith because it is appropriate for the religion calling islam religion of peace! How sleeping with child called…could be considered as HIGH ETHICAL value?! How cutting of fingers an beheading could be high value? How beating of wives could be high moral issue?!

Ibrahim,

There is only ONE God who LOVED you
before the creation of the earth.
There is only ONE God who LOVED you
before the creation of the earth
Hebrews 9:14

how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Brothers,
which God should we follow?
33 millions of Indian gods, God of Islam?
God of our father Ibrahim?
Which revelations should we follow?
Revelations of angel given to Muhammad or DIRECT revelations of God of our father Ibrahim given to godly people?
Which Scriptures should be considered by us as HOLY?
Who is this God who is HOLY? God of Islam or God of our father Ibrahim?

The Holy Scripture of our father Ibrahim consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament. But what does the word ‘testament’ mean?
Torah is the Hebrew word for the first 5 books of the Bible and it is the foundation of the Old Testament just as the Old Testament is the foundation of the New. The Old Testament is the Holy Scripture that Jesus taught from, and His Disciples referred to. The Old and New Testaments are inseparable and only when used together do we have a complete, unified, divinely-inspired Bible. At an early date, the Alexandrian translators of the Scripture, known as the Septuagint, employed the word as the equivalent of the Hebrew berith, which means a pact, an alliance, more especially the alliance of God with Israel. Jesus Christ uses the words “New Testament” as meaning the Alliance established by Himself between God and the world, and this is called “new” as opposed to that of which Moses was the mediator. Later on, the name of testament was given to the collection of sacred texts containing the history and the doctrine of the two alliances.

So, brothers, is this Testament or ALLIANCE with God only for Jews? NO. This Alliance..this Future God is offering to Arabs, to Muslims, to ALL nations. But what is the meaning of this Alliance? Let ALLOW God of our father Ibrahim answer this question:
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; andI will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:33

What does it mean for Arab nation and Muslims?
It means, brothers, that God of our father Ibrahim is going to make an Alliance with you. This Alliance or the formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations and groups to achieve a particular aim- OUR SALVATION. Salvation from hell and death in eternal separation from God. Our Collective Security can be understood as a Security Arrangement in which we all cooperate collectively with God to provide security for all by the actions of all against SIN by using force of God. This ALLIANCE will enable us to LIVE ETERNALLY with God is His presence forgiven of your sins. Are you going to enter into Agreement with God? If Yes, than repent of your sins, confess them telling God that you are sorry of them in prayer and believe God Jesus that He redeemed you from hell and death by accepting ALL your sins to His HOLY body on the cross to give you FUTURE and SECURITY in this world and in any world where you will be soon…….
Choose God of our father Ibrahim to live eternally!

He NEVER was in Islam! TURN to Him and He will fill your life with HIS LOVE and PRESENCE!

God, please save EVERYONE who will read this message. Ruh Al Qudus please separate them from this world and lead them into YOUR WORLD ..into Your PRESENCE! Lord, please save them as You are saving millions of Arabs and Muslims on this planet by TURNING them from their sins to Your precious Son Jesus! Amen.

Re: Creation of the world

Just to simplify…:

1 “And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night…the first day” (Gen. 1:4-5)
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“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night….’ And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night…the fourth day” (Gen. 1:14-16, 19).
Why would God need to divide the day from the night on the 4th day when it was already done on the 1st day?– Good question!
I have suggested that it could be because:
1. The light created by God on Day 1 was the light source. And the earth was already rotating with respect to this light. But we do not know exactly.
2. (1:1) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.- The heavens (universe, solar system, sun, earth, etc.) were already created before the first “day”.


Then why in Genesis 1:14 it reads, “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;”???!!!

I suggested that MY BE the translucent cloud layer was removed so that the sun, moon and stars shown through. Notice the unusual construction at this point God removed the translucent cloud cover from the planet to allow the stars, moon, and Sun to be seen from the surface of the earth (the frame of reference of all Genesis 1). The text then reiterates what God had already done in Genesis 1:1 regarding the creation of the sun, moon, and stars. But why? To explain us the time frame of events over days, seasons, and years – obviously more than 24 hours long. What is the day in the Holy Scripture? A literal translation of the Hebrew word, ‘yom’, which can mean a twelve hour period of time, a twenty-four hour period of time, or a long, indefinite period of time.
So, we do not know if stars were created BEFORE the first day or on the fourth day. But we are just meditating on the words of God.

2 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…the 1st day” (Gen. 1:1, 5),
versus – What was in the beginning? “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” I suggested that the heavens (universe, solar system, sun, earth, etc.) were already created before the first “day”.
“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night…the 4th day” (Gen. 1:16, 19).
According to science the earth was created after the sun, not before. Yet, Genesis says the sun was created three days after the earth.– I told you that heavens (universe, solar system, sun, earth, etc.) were already created before the first “day”.

3 “And the earth brought forth grass…and the tree yielding fruit…the third day” (Gen. 1:12-13),
versus –day 2.
“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly…the fifth day” (Gen. 1:21, 23).- day 4.
There are few reputable scientists who would say that the earth was covered with fruit-bearing trees before animal life appeared in the seas. –Yes, it is correct according to the Bible. The day 2: grass and trees with fruits. Fish and birds on day 4th. Animals- on day 5th.

4 “And God called the firmament heaven” (Gen. 1:8),
versus
“…in the firmament of heaven” (Gen.1:14,17).
Are heaven and the firmament identical? The phrase “firmament of the heaven” implies they are not. – Genesis 1:6-10 describe the initiation of a stable water cycle (9) and formation of continents (10) through tectonic activity. “8 And God called the firmament Heaven.”. It means He created our heaven – sky..athmosphere. Only in verse 9 it reads, “Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.” It means that He created land..continents.

5 “And on the 7th day God ended his work…and he rested on the 7th day…” (Gen. 2:2).
If God ended his work on the seventh day, then he must also have worked on the 7th day. Unless he was working on the 7th day, he could not have stopped working on the 7th day. Therefore, God worked on all seven days. He worked on the sabbath. – No, on the 6th day He created men. On the day 7 He did not create anything, that’s why this day is the day of rest. It means until the day 7 God did everything what He planned to do.

6 “And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1:26-27). Is God one or many? –God is ONE and He consists of THREE personalities: God the Father, God the Son, the Holy Spirit. They are equal in power and origin but they act in UNITY. They are tri-united.

7 Gen. 1:26 (“God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness'”) appears to contradict Isaiah 40:25, which says, “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.” – It doesn’t contradict to Isaiah 40:25. because even I can say that THERE is NONE like my God! Stating that I say that there is no one other god! All other gods do not exist. They are created by fallen angels/ jinnes, or they are products of imagination of people. But stating that I KNOW that I was created in God’s image that’s why I am THREE and ONE. I am ONE Bahira and yet I am body+soul+spirit. If my body will die, I will not die!!!

Bahira

Re: Bible’s prophecies of Allah for Muslims and Arabs

Brothers, let’s read the prophecies of Allah about Isa Ibn Allah and how they were fulfilled:

Jeremiah 31:15 This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.”
Matthew 2:16-18 (NIV) When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”

Jesus Christ would live in Egypt:

Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
Matthew 2:14-15 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

Jesus Christ would live in Galilee:

Isaiah 9:1-2 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan– 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
Matthew 4:13-16 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali– 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles– 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”

Jesus Christ would heal people of disease and sickness:

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
Isaiah 35:5-6 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. 6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 42:18 “Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!
Matthew 8:16-17 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”
Matthew 11:5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

Jesus Christ would be betrayed by a friend:

Psalms 41:9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
Psalms 55:12-24 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, 14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.
Matthew 26:21-25 And while they were eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.” 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23 Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “Yes, it is you.”
Matthew 26:47-50 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. 50 Jesus replied, “Friend, do what you came for.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
John 13:18-30 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture: ‘He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.’ 19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He. 20 I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me.” 22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.” 25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. “What you are about to do, do quickly,” Jesus told him, 28 but no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the Feast, or to give something to the poor. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.
Acts 1:16-18 and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus– 17 he was one of our number and shared in this ministry.” 18 (With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.

Jesus Christ would be forsaken by His flock:
Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the LORD Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.
Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
Matthew 26:56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

Jesus Christ would be given vinegar and gall:

Psalms 69:21 They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
Matthew 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
John 19:29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.

Jesus Christ would be buried by a rich man:

Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Matthew 27:57-60 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.

Jesus Christ would rise from the dead on the third day:

Hosea 6:2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 28:1-20 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” 11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day. 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Acts 2:25-32 David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope, 27 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’ 29 “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
Acts 13:33-35 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: “‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father.’ 34 The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’ 35 So it is stated elsewhere: “‘You will not let your Holy One see decay.’

Jesus Christ would ascend to the right hand of God the Father:

Psalms 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 68:18-19 When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you received gifts from men, even from the rebellious– that you, O LORD God, might dwell there. 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah
Psalms 110:1 Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Luke 24:51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
Acts 1:9-11 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Acts 7:55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Hebrews 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Jesus Christ would exercise His Priestly Office in Heaven:

Zechariah 6:13 It is he who will build the temple of the LORD, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.’
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Hebrews 7:25-8:2 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. 26 Such a high priest meets our need–one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever. 8:1 The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.

Jesus Christ would be the Cornerstone of God’s community/Ummah:

Isaiah 28:16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.
Psalms 118:22-23 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone ; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
Ephesians 2:20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
1 Peter 2:5-7 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,”

Jesus Christ would be sought after by Gentiles:

Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.
Isaiah 42:1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations
Acts 10:45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.
Acts 13:46-48 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'” 48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Jesus Christ would be accepted by the gentiles:

Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.
Isaiah 42:1-4 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.”
Isaiah 49:1 Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.
Isaiah 49:12 See, they will come from afar– some from the north, some from the west, some from the region of Aswan.”
Matthew 12:15-21 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick, 16 warning them not to tell who he was. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: 18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. 21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”
Romans 9:30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
Romans 10:20 And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.”
Romans 11:11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.
Romans 15:10 Again, it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

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You should believe in God Jesus and LIVE according to His words, WALKING in FAITH what means implementing all His words and commandments. This life means REPENTANCE of your sins when you TURN from sins to GOD, when you ABANDON your sins and make a STEP of FAITH toward God. God will purify you like gold and after repentance He promised to forget and forgive your sins. You will be FREE of your sins and the Holy Spirit will give you a TESTIMONY in your heart that you are forgiven and adopted by God to be His Inheritance. If you will BE SURE in this FORGIVENESS you are FORGIVEN by God and this assurance will be granted to you by God Himself. God does not want to make this salvation complicated. It is VERY simple. But it is NOT a miracle. We should NOT wait when we will become holy by any miracle but we SHOULD become HOLY by TURNING from sins to God Jesus. This is the TRUE repentance evident in your changed and holy life. If you will not abandon your sin, you are sinner. NOT a CHRISTIAN! If you didn’t turn from your sins, you are sinner. You are not Christian but a criminal against God and people. That’s why to BE SAVED: BELIEVE, REPENT, CONFESS your sins, ABANDON them and LIVE a holy life. The way of sin is not for you! But the Kingdom of your Father is FOR YOU!

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Are you forgiven by God in Islam? Are you SURE that Allah forgave you ALL your sins? Or may be you are just going to hell by following Islam?!
Who is God of our father Ibrahim? God is LOVE

Prayers

Need you Father

Father
I come to you early this morning, unable to sleep, cannot breath good,I am asking please let me breath and let this fluid pass from my body, so i can breath,
I know others need your help and care more than me, But i am asking if you have a moment to spare place your healing hands on my body and remove the fluid again.
I have been getting my strength back and i want to continue so i can go on with the works you gave me to do,
all this i ask
IN JESUS NAME
AMEN AND AMEN

Prayer

My Savior
My Lord
My Friend

Shape my dreams to conform with the visions You have given me. I have many forks int he road but I am not afraid for You will guide me in the right path. It is the last desire left to me. Then I will live out my days in peace no matter the circumstances.

Amen

Jesus, what could I have done without You?

How fortunate I am that I know You
And how thankful I am for teachers who teach about You
And for wonderful parents who believe in You.
What could I have done without You?
I bless people, who taught me to pray,
I bless my mom who showed me the journey
Which took me all the way to You.
How much I have done to show You my love
By being patient when problems are tough.
Sometimes I am happy but I want to cry
And loudly say how much I love You Jesus.
I believe in You with all of my heart.
What could I have done without You?
When people are trying to hurt me by hurting you,
Give me the wisdom to help me stand
For you, for me and for those who have a debt of sin.
I was silent so many years, but I am here again.
You give me the strength to love and speak again.
Sometimes I am fearful but I know that
You are there for me as The Father was for You.
I love You so much and am faithful to You
And ready to preach your words and tell about you.
What could I have done without You?
When life slaps me for following You
I want to steal all Your lessons from You
And be thankful to You for saving me from the devil’s claw.
Please, keep me close to You no matter what I do.
I always want something from You
And You give me what I need to stay near You.
What have I done that makes me worthy of You?
I feel that You love me, and I ask
What could I have done without You?
When I am in danger, nobody is around other than You.
I praise You, my Lord, for forgiving my sins
For giving me another chance to pray
and ask You to erase my sins
You are doing so much; I can’t pay all that back to You.

Praising You Lord

Lord, i thank you fo the many miracles you did today and many lives you have set free.
Thank you for your Son and the blood He shed so that we may have aternal life.
Lord i glorify you name and praise you and i worship you, for you alone are worthy of our praises. AMEN.

CHRISTMAS

I agree with the previous two postings. I am tired of people calling this season everything but Christmas–it is Christmas and if someone does not celebrate it we should not be changing the name of the Holiday! eg. Holiday tree, Xmas etc.

Wishing everyone joy, peace, health and goodwill this Christmas!! And may we all have the strength to forgive.

Is Christmas a Festive Guilt Trip?

Jesus –I have wondered why people go out and
at Christmas Time and buy presents for others. So many of those getting gifts will return them
for what THEY want. Christmas Day focus will not be on Jesus unless to use His name as profanity.

Of course there is that fat, jolly man who brings the presents for what WE want. We can give him a list of OUR wants. Self indulgence is Christmas for many. A guilt trip to do things in the hopes that others will forgive us for ignoring them the rest of the year.

Christmas had evolved and spiraled right out of Christiandom. How changed it has become!Not for the better — satan’s fingerprints all over it.

Lord those of us who want a Christ centered Christmas can but for how much longer–
too late we will see what has happened and if we want to take a STAND–we will be told to SIT and be quiet. We will have no choice.

If we do not stand for something we stand for nothing and for nothing to this world we will stand. JESUS HELP UP THIS DAY TO BE BOLD AND STAND FOR YOU SO THE WORLD TAKES NOTICE AND
SINGS AND LIVES JESUS JESUS JESUS!

Amen with Hosannahs and Praises~

VERY DISTURBED!!

Father,
It hurts me so bad when i see Christ left out of Christmas,
This is suppose, to be Christ”s Birthday not X birthday,
I do not mean to hurt anyone but this hurts my Lord when Christ is left out,
It is just as easy to put CHRIST is it is to put X,Think about how God feels about this,
I Love each one and mean not to hurt anyone,but please, do not hurt Christ,
IN JESUS NAME
AMEN

A GIFT FROM HEAVEN !!!

Nearly two thousand years ago,the greatest display of Heaven was witnessed by mankind,From lowly shepherds and wise men to the Angels of Glory.They were invited to experience in the event that would forever change the course of humanity,The prophecy of old was being fulfilled.They could visibly see it unfold before their eyes.In amazement they saw the word become Flesh.
FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN,UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN,AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDERS. Isaiah 9:6.
Oh the praises that filled the night air as virgin Mary gave birth to Christ the Lord !
Time has never diminished the effects of that birth on the world.Even now after all these years,each Christmas we get the same feeling as those present when Jesus was swaddled and laid in the manger,The essence that we are standing at the edge of Heaven,
Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth Peace good will toward men.
This is the most Beautiful Story ever told.

Please

Dear God,
as I often forget to pray at the end of day, let me now thank you for this day, for the sun, snow, time with my nephew, Xmas cleaning and nice movie night with my parents 🙂
Please give us a peaceful night and bless us with your love.
Amen

Praise

Dear Gracious, Heavenly Father,

I thankyou for this beautiful morning,
for the beautiful birds that sing.
I thankyou for all your creation,
and this our day of rest.

I thankyou for your mercy,
and your amazing love.
I thankyou for saving grace,
that came to rescue me.

Amen

Seek the kingdom of God

Lord i pray today that i seek your face and the rest will follow, teach me to understand that those who seek your face will never be disappointed. May i look beyond my needs today to those of my neighbour! Thank you for today and i pray for your guidance in my walk today

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