Friday, December 31, 2010

PRAYING... 'Muslims who have come to Christ this year' - Friday Dec. 31 2010 (#18)






PRAYING to God for 'Muslims who have come to Christ this year' - Friday Dec. 31 2010

Contents on this Blog are from 
'Praying for Muslims: A guide for effective Intercession 2010'

I will be trying to post from this book every week....
Please join in each FRIDAY in INTERCEDING and FASTING(one meal) for Muslims and those on the FRONT LINES reaching out to Muslims.   





Info:
During this year, if you have prayed for Muslims to come to Jesus, be assured that God answers prayers.  Perhaps you will not know who came to Christ or how it happened, but what a surprise there will be for you in eternity! You will meet people that you prayed for without knowing them!

We rejoice in the harvest of those who enter the kingdom of God.  Every year untold numbers of Muslims put their faith in Christ and receive forgiveness for their sin by His grace.  They become part of the Church of the living God and start walking in the light.

Promise:
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand (John 10:28-29, NIV)

Prayer:
God, our Saviour, how we magnify and rejoice in You!  We delight in Your mighty power to save.  We bless and praise You for those precious souls You have rescued from the grip of Satan.  They are washed in the blood of the lamb.  Hallelujah!  You have accepted them in Christ

Now they have fellowship with the Father and with the Son.  Now, they call You Father!  Now, they approach Your throne of grace with faith, love and joy.  We adore You for that.

And we also pray for them.  May You continue to work in their lives, as You give them victory and cleanse their conscience from dead works in order to serve You, the true and living God.

You are able to keep them from falling and to present them before Your glorious presence without fault and with great joy.  You are the only God our Saviour.  To You be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.



'Praying for Muslims: A guide for Effective Intercession 2011' is now out.  For inquiries on how to receive the new guide please email Pray4Ms@SharifBible.com.  I also have many extra copies for those of you who live close.



#18 - The Allman Brother's Band (At Fillmore East) -BELOW-

Thursday, December 30, 2010

#17 - Mose Allison

#17 - Mose Allison (Allison Wonderland)



Artist: Mose Allison

Songs : "Your Mind Is on Vacation" "Stop This World" "Everybody Cryin' Mercy" "Ever Since I Stole the Blues"

Choice Album :  Down Home Piano

Next Stop Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething

After That : Oscar Brown Jr.: Sin and Soul

Review:  "just relax and listen"







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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

#16 - Alice in Chains

#16 - Alice in Chains (Dirt)






Artist: Alice in Chains 

Songs : "Angry Chair" "Down in Hole" "Would?" "Rooster"

Choice Album :  Jar of Files

Next Stop : Temple of the Dog: Temple of the Dog

After That : Days of the New: Days of the New

Review:  "LOVE!"










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Sunday, December 26, 2010

#14 - Air (Air Lore)

#14 - Air (Air Lore)





Artist:
 Air

Songs : "The Ragtime Dance" "Buddy Bolden's Blues" "Weeping Willow Rag" 

Choice Album :  Live Air

Next Stop Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots

After That : Henry Threadgill: Too Much Sugar for a Dime

Review:  "eh... the band doesn't feel like it's together, I believe do to the drums"






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Saturday, December 25, 2010

#13 - Mahmoud Ahmed

#13 - Mahmoud Ahmed






Artist: Mahmoud Ahmed

Songs : "Ere Mela Mela" "Fetsum Deng Ledj Nesh" 

Choice Album :  Almaz

Next Stop : Tlahoun Gessesse: Ethiopiques, Vol. 17

After That : Mulatu Astatke: Ethiopiques, Vol. 4

Review:  "Not really my cup of tea, I'll have to keep listening to it and get back with you..."







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Friday, December 24, 2010

PRAYING about 'Islamic Rejection of God's Incarnation' - Friday Dec. 24 2010 (#12)








PRAYING about 'Islamic Rejection of God's Incarnation' - Friday Dec. 24 2010

Contents on this Blog are from 
'Praying for Muslims: A guide for effective Intercession 2010'

I will be trying to post from this book every week....
Please join in each FRIDAY in INTERCEDING and FASTING(one meal) for Muslims and those on the FRONT LINES reaching out to Muslims.   





Info:
One of the major cornerstone of biblical Christianity is the doctrine of the incarnation, that is, God became man.  This is the miracle of miracles!  This is the most majestic of all events!  Yet, Muslims absolutely reject it.  They totally oppose the doctrine of the deity of Jesus Christ.  In their understanding, when Christians say that Christ is God, it means Christians worship more than one God.  To them, Jesus was only human and was a prophet like all other prophets.  

Further, when Christians say that Jesus is the Son of God, Muslims understand that to mean that God, like humans, had relations with a woman and that Jesus is their son!

Promise:
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  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 (John 1:14; 3:16, NIV).

Prayer:
Amazing love!  How can it be, that the majestic God, Maker of the heavens and earth and King of all the universe, should come in the form of a man, a slave, to be "Immanuel - God with us" to redeem us!

Father in heaven, grant Muslims a special measure of Your grace to accept this wonderful truth that Jesus Christ is God become man.  Help them realize that this does not degrade or humiliate You; rather this is the pinnacle of majesty.  It is ultimate love and compassion.  It is utmost sacrifice.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Lord of all, You are rich but You became poor for our sake.  May this truth shine forth in the souls of many Muslims this week.  May they embrace You in their hearts with joy and gladness.  May the child who was born in a manger, the Lion of Judah, be crowned King and Master over the House of Islam!  In His precious name I pray.  Amen.


'Praying for Muslims: A guide for Effective Intercession 2011' is now out.  For inquiries on how to receive the new guide please email Pray4Ms@SharifBible.com.  I also have many extra copies for those of you who live close.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas = Persecution?



Christmas is the worst time of year around the world for the persecuted church.  By persecuted I mean, violent attacks, assaults, and even death (things we cannot truly grasp living here in America).  So, in the midst of stressing out over shopping, family gatherings, church functions, etc..... take some time and spend this christmas praying for them!  If your physical brother/sister was being persecuted to death would you do nothing?  How much more should we cry out for our brothers and sisters in Christ?

PRAYER
Praise you Lord, you are above all things, nothing is impossible for you!  God we cry out for our brothers and sisters around the world this time of year.  I pray that you will guard and protect them; make Your face shine upon them and be gracious to them (Numbers 6:25). Even in the midst of persecution I pray that they would manifest your love, grace and fullness of the Holy Spirit.  I also cry out for those that would persecute your children (our brothers and sisters) and I ask that you would change the hearts of them as you did with Saul on the road to Damascus.  Praise you Lord!  In Jesus' Name Amen!






#11 - King Sunny Ade


#11 - King Sunny Ade


Artist: King Sunny Ade

Songs : "Sunchro System" "Ibanuje mon iwon" "sunny ti de"

Choice Album :  Juju Music

Next Stop : Commander Ebenzer Obey: Juju Jubilee

After That : I.K. Dairo: Ashiko

Review:  "Cool fusion of african tribal and funk!"







Wednesday, December 22, 2010

#10- The Cannonball Adderley Quintet

#10- The Cannonball Adderley Quintet


Artist: The Cannonball Adderley Quintet

Songs : "Sack o' Woe"  "Azule Serape"  "Our Delight"  "What is This Thing Called Love?" "Big P"

Album Choices : Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!; Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson; Cannonball's Bossa Nova

Next Stop Grant Green: Solid 

After That : Elvin Jones: Live at the Lighthouse

Review:  "Jazz... ah it's so good! :)"



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

#9 Ryan Adams



#9 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker


Artist: Ryan Adams

Songs : "My Winding Wheel"  "Oh My Sweet Caroline" "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)"

Choice Album : Rock N Roll; Gold

Next Stop : the Jayhawks: Hollywood Town Hall

After That : Grant Lee Buffalo: Fuzzy

Review:  "Great music AND he's married to Mandy Moore!"











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Monday, December 20, 2010

#8 Johnny Adams

#8 - Johnny Adams 




Artist: Johnny Adams

Songs: "Blinded by Love," "She's Everything to Me," "Imitation of Love" "There is Always One More TIme."


Next Stop: Irma Thomas: True Believer

After That: Little Milton: If Walls Could Talk


Review:  " <----- I need to get a suit like that :) "




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Sunday, December 19, 2010

#7 - John Adams - The Death of Klinghoffer

After a very eventful summer in Boston, many sad goodbyes, and a few months of reacquainting myself with the SoCal life I was reminded of the journey I once began... A journey through '1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die'.   I am now at #7...   I'll pick up there and be going through this book daily as I noted on 'The Journey' page.... LET'S DO THIS!!! :)




Christopher Maltman, Sanford Sylvan, Yvonne Howard, London Symphony Orchestra 


Artist: John Adams (The Death of Klinghoffer)

Songs: Prologue: "Chorus of the Exiled Palestinians"; Act 1: "We Are Very Sorry for You"; Act 2: "I've Never Been A Violent Man."

Choice Album: Shaker Loops, The Wound-Dresser, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Next Stop: Phillip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi


Review:  "John Adams is in here twice... interesting"




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