The Walking Dead?

I made a video based on the Chick tract "Walking Dead?" and I also made a Spanish-language version here. They can be read for free online here and here.




New video I made about ocean and other water references in the Bible. 

The Secret of Akkadian Island by Jesus is Lord games

A Christian gaming group is creating a game about fighting a shadow government, but they need help to receive the funds to do it. They have a website and a Kickstarter page. Christian gamers need all the support they can get. It's hard to find decent games out there that want to shine the Light into the world. I'm thankful for people and gamers like these.



*By the way, I have no affiliation with this game company (Jesus is Lord games) even though my blog has a similar name - Jesus is Lord Forever (since 2007). I just happened to come across their game and wanted to support them.



Voice of the Martyrs, Prisoner Alert: Gao Zhisheng

Gao Released - Aug. 7, 2014

In 2007, he was arrested and spent over 50 days behind bars where he was tortured. “I was beaten so badly that my whole body began shaking uncontrollably on the floor,” Gao wrote in an open letter.

Gao last reappeared out of police custody in April 2010. He told the Associated Press that he had been shunted between detention centers, farmhouses and apartments across northern China. Security forces repeatedly abused him, beating him with electric batons, pistol-whipping him and holding burning cigarettes close to his eyes.

“Not only is it now extremely difficult for me to make my voice heard, but it is also extremely dangerous,” Gao wrote in an essay in 2009. “In the past three-plus years, the authorities invested a great deal of manpower, physical resources and funds, and employed the most merciless methods, to achieve their goal of silencing me.”

Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison on Aug. 7, 2014. His lawyer told BBC News that Gao has been “utterly destroyed” after three years in jail. He is emotionless, “basically unintelligible” and has lost teeth through malnutrition. Gao’s lawyer reported that Gao is “not capable of holding any conversation and there are many occasions where he’s just literally just muttering to himself.” He was first arrested in 2009, and released briefly in 2010 before disappearing shortly afterward. In 2011, state media said he had been jailed again for violating probation rules

Since 2005, Gao has been repeatedly arrested, imprisoned and severely tortured by Chinese authorities, mostly for his human rights work. In 2006, he and a group of prominent human rights lawyers created the Association of Human Rights Attorneys for Chinese Christians. That same year, Gao was sentenced to five years of probation for inciting “subversion of the state.” After serving three years in prison, Gao was supposedly released on probation but he disappeared for extended periods of time.


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The Chosunilbo: N.Koreans Face Execution for Contact with Missionary. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwo5PAigk


Please pray



Christmas Music

Some of my favorite CCM-style Christmas songs (in no particular order):

mercyme - God rest ye merry gentlemen
derrick drover - God in the straw
sixpence none the richer - carol of the bells
britt nicole - this Christmas
folk angel - o come Emmanuel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sghwe4TYY18 (great video to go along with music too)
amy grant - breath of Heaven (Mary's song)
kutless - Mary did you know, it came upon a midnight clear
demon hunter - the wind
queens club - you're a mean one mr grinch
ivoryline - o Holy night
barlowgirl - Hallelujah (Light has come), panis Angelicus
flyleaf - O Holy Night
poema - jingle bells
august burns red - little drummer boy, carol of the bells
groovestlyerz - white christmas (remix)
randy travis - o little town of Bethlehem
apologetix - Christmasnite
(recently came out with updated Christmas album: http://apologetix.com/store/store.php)


Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Update for Week of June 3 2013

Vietnam—Pastor Beaten to Death in Prison
Sources: VOM Sources, Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Philippians 1:21

Vietnamese church leader Hau Nyak from Dak Nong province died in prison on March 17 after being severely beaten by police officials. Hau and his brother were reportedly arrested on March 15, one day after the arrest of Hau’s wife and sister-in law, and told to bring bail for their wives’ release. The reason for the women’s arrest is unclear, as police did not present an arrest warrant. On March 17, Hau’s brother heard the sounds of a violent beating coming from Hau’s cell. As Hau was removed from his cell, his brother-in-law saw that he was “completely limp, as if he was dead, with purple marks on his throat.” On March 18, police claimed that Hau had died from putting his hand into an electric socket. The local church community described Hau as a courageous and compassionate person who defended the church he helped to build and refused to pay bribes to officials.[/quote]

Iran—Pastor Arrested and AOG Church Raided
Sources: VOM Sources, Farsi Christian News Network

2 Corinthians 4:16–17

Pastor Robert Asserian, of the Assemblies of God church in Tehran, was arrested and taken to an unknown location on May 21, after a large detachment of Islamic Security agents raided the church and arrested everyone present. Security agents first raided Pastor Asserian’s home, confiscating many of his belongings. They then searched the church, seizing books, documents and some equipment. The arrests and raid are thought to be in retaliation for the church’s refusal to close its doors after Islamic officials offered to release Pastor Farhad and his wife (arrested in December 2011) if the church would close. A source from the church said, “The pressure has become unbearable; the government authorities constantly threaten the church leaders and their families with imprisonment, unexplained accidents, kidnapping and even with execution. We cannot go on like this.”[/quote]

Nigeria—Pastor Murdered by Muslim Militants
Source: VOM Sources

Psalm 34:18

On May 14, Pastor Faye Pama, Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Borno State and Senior Pastor of Rhema Assembly Church, was murdered by Boko Haram militants. The attackers reportedly followed Pastor Pama to his home in Maiduguri after he left a Bible study at his church. The gunmen dragged Pastor Pama out of his house and shot him to death in front of his 17-year-old daughter as she pleaded for his life. Pastor Pama was a husband and father of four children, ages 19, 17, 11 and 6. He served in ministry leadership for more than 26 years and believed that Muslims could be won to Christ only by showing them love, rather than through fighting. The Muslim militant group Boko Haram has reportedly killed more than 4,000 people since 2009.[/quote]

Colombia—VOM Project

Pray for widows and fatherless children who will be ministered to at the Life Center Safe House during their grieving and healing process. While at the Life Center, widows are trained to become the financial provider for their family and children attend school and church on a regular basis. They also help with chores around the home and are enrolled in a counseling program to help them deal with the loss of their fathers.


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