Daily Topic for December 13, 2007

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth"

We need this exhortation to be still. We need assurance by His Word, in the stillness, that “I am God; I will be exalted.” What encouragement is in this psalm-refuge, help, strength, His presence with us, and finally, peace and His exaltation among the nations! How easy it is for believers to remember the first part, and forget the second part. His matchless greatness is demonstrated by the fact that He will be exalted among the nations. Let us be still and put our trust in Him for the purpose of seeing His great and awesome Name glorified among the nations!

Holy Spirit, help us to yearn for the day when You will be exalted by every tribe, tongue and nation.

Qahtanite People of Saudi Arabia

The Islamic militant Web sites entice these people, then they recruit them to join their violent cause. By reading these web sites, Muslim youth become convinced that many others have already won a place in Paradise by their “martyrdom,” and they think, “I have to go too,” reports a Saudi security analyst. Many are Saudi young men in their 20s, married and well educated.

Many are from the Qahtanite tribe. They predominate in Saudi Arabia, but also are found in Iran, Oman, other neighboring countries, and as far away as Morocco. A recent U.S. State Department report suggests such Web sites hail death in Iraq as the inspiration for a new generation of Islamic “martyrs.” Such thinking is a perfect example of demonic delusions.

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Pray that God will raise up a new generation of prayer warriors to pray urgently that the evil powers and principalities throughout this region will be broken by the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. May it come by the written page, in dreams, radio, films, and Christian web sites. Pray that it will open the minds and hearts of this deceived generation, showing them that Jesus Christ, the risen Savior, has come. It is He who welcomes all who put their trust in Him, securing a place for them in Paradise.-MH

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