FAITH UNDER FIRE
We have just returned from Abuja on a quest to meet notable leaders of the church in preparation for the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) coming up on Sunday 3rd November, 2013.
Pastor’s Daughter in Nigeria Allegedly Kidnapped, Forced to Convert to Islam
Sharia court in Niger state backs alleged abduction of 24-year-old woman
By Jeremy Reynalds, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
A Muslim leader in central Nigeria has reportedly abducted a pastor's daughter and forced her to convert to Islam with the backing of a sharia (Islamic law) court.
Revd. Haruna reports: Although they are painting it as if its political/ethnic clash, but the major problem is religion. Rumor was going round in Ruttu about the Fulani’s launching attack, and as a result of that we held meetings with them on four occasions. And we were assured by the Fulani’s that there will be no crisis.
Olisa Agbakoba SAN has threatened to sue National Assembly and Attorney General of the Federation over absence of Christian/Ecclesiastical Courts in the Constitution. Mr. Agbakoba believes it is a violation of Section 42 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which prohibits discrimination on account of religion. See letter below/attached.
PRAYER CALL FOR 8TH JULY TO 7TH AUGUST 2013.
I feel led to make this strategic Prayer Call.
The new moon will occur by 12.16am on Monday 8th July 2013. The next day, 9th July 2013, Ramadan fast for our Moslem brothers starting a season of intense spiritual traffic and negotiation for the destiny of our nation and the nations of the world. The Lord has already revealed that this year’s Ramadan fast will focus on paying the price to re-take the presidency of Nigeria at all cost .Agenda 2015 will be the major focus.
THE PRAYER CALL: Those who love the Lord and our nation should organise themselves to pray in the night season between 12mn and 6am from 8th July to 7th August 2013.
The most critical part of the prayer time will be on the four days at the beginning of the period, the four days in the middle and the last four days of the period. We ask for volunteers from praying groups who can get together in a vigil on those strategic days. The outlook will be as follows:
3rd to 7th August.
The new moon will occur on 8th July. The 1st Quarter will occur on 15th July, The full moon on 22nd July and the last Quarter on the 29th July. 8th or 9th July will be a good day to hold the first vigil and other vigils will follow on the mentioned days.
MOBILIZING THE CHURCH FOR THE GREAT COMMISSION
$1· Christian assemblies must embark on intentional and consistent prayers for the North of Nigeria and North Africa for the gospel to breakthrough and for every power and work of Satan resisting the gospel of Jesus Christ to be destroyed. Matt. 16: 18; 1 John 3: 8.
In the past few years, Nigeria has witnessed an upsurge in Islamic fundamentalism. From the interviews that I conducted in the North, what we are witnessing is not an accident but the culmination of carefully laid out plans to Islamize Nigeria. I was comforted and encouraged while meeting with a respected elder in Four Square Gospel Church yesterday and he informed me of a prophecy in the Scripture Union, years ago, that Nigeria will never be Islamized while the church is on earth. After the rapture, they can do whatever they want.
INHUMAN PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN YOBE STATE
The Yobe State Christian Community commends your Excellency for your perseverance and commitment in handling the security challenges being faced in the State, particularly in Damaturu, Gashua and Potiskum communities. This is true to our understanding of your person as a respecter of human life and dignity. Christians under your leadership in this State join you in condemning in totality continuous attacks and molestation of their person, dwelling places and means of livelihood by the Muslim fundamentalist groups.