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Wars & Rumours of Wars -- The Coming Showdown in the Middle East

Introduction: Recently to a packed house in Melbourne, I gave what I called my ‘most important message yet’ on the Middle East conflict. It is under the auspices of the ‘Free Public Lectures,’ which I have been conducting since 2008 twice a year. This event is being repeated annually in Perth and periodically in other places, including Singapore. I was especially gratified to see a good response in Toowoomba, Queensland, a state normally known for being ‘parochial.’ Even more heartening was the attendance of several dozen ‘under 30’s.’ I announced that the ‘Free Public Lecture’ is being renamed YEWS (Your Early Warning Service).
So for those who could not come and hear me in-person, but would like to catch what was said, here is the entree.
Wars & Rumours of Wars:
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet -- Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:6 (KJV)
There have been serious war-talk from credible …

Do Miracles Still Happen? You Better Believe It!

A few years ago in Melbourne, I was privileged to hear a message from a pastor who has 30,000 in his church. He wanted to share the ‘secret’ of church growth. No, it was not one of the latest methods or fads to come out the America. No recipe or formula which, when followed scruptuously, will lead to larger numbers. His secret for growth? He used just four words: pray for the sick. He said that if you do it, you will grow your church.
For skeptics and ‘intellectual’ Christians, the notion of miracles and healings is as remote as Santa Claus and a moon made of green cheese. Even for Christians who ‘want to believe,’ they find that their lack of experience in the supernatural causes them to, by default, not believe. Yet, the fact is, that miracles and healings are still happening in our world today, just like they happened in the New Testament.
On a recent visit to Sri Lanka, I saw this first hand in a Colombo-church. This congregation felt led of the Lord to begin weekly mid-week healing…