Prayer Request for Permission to Stay in the UK

N is a citizen of Bermuda and his wife L is a citizen of the United States. Their children have dual nationality. N and the children have the right to reside in the United Kingdom but L does not. The whole family is living in north-west England and believe this where God has called them to be, but L’s permission to remain in the UK is under threat.

Please pray that L will be granted the right to remain in the UK permanently so that the family can remain united and fulfil their calling.

Aasia Bibi’s Acquittal Upheld

The Pakistan Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking review of the court’s verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi on blasphemy charges.

Read a full account of the court proceedings by Dawn.

Qari Muhammad Salaam, who submitted the review petition, requested the court maintain the death sentence awarded to her by a trial court. Salaam had filed a case against Aasia Bibi and accused her of blasphemy.

The court said that the petitioner’s lawyer could not prove anything wrong with the court verdict.

Please pray that Aasia and her family will now be reunited, be relocated to a place of safety and enjoy the Lord’s permanent protection.

The Express Tribune reported on 25 January that Aasia’s daughters and their guardians have already migrated to Canada.

Who Would Put Themselves in Gaol?

I hope like me you love this country, the United Kingdom. There are many forces at work that wish to break up the union. I feel a witness in my spirit that we are fighting the biggest spiritual battle this country has seen for centuries. If we end up a vassal state under the common rulebook, the customs union and the backstop, we shall have betrayed our brothers and sisters in Northern Ireland and we shall give away our freedom and democracy to unelected, undemocratic bureaucrats.

I have listened and prayed about both sides of the argument and I am now convinced that the UK will be better off under WTO rules for trading and leave means leave. I cannot understand why anybody like in the game of Monopoly would want to put themselves into gaol, give the key to the gaoler and hope one day the gaoler will set them free. I think even a six-year-old can understand this.

Mrs Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, even though she spoke at Lancaster House and guaranteed the British public that she would work for a clean exit from the EU, has in effect betrayed this country. In times past when we were ruled by kings, she would probably have lost her head for this. I understand many feel that she has done her best, but quite frankly it is now appearing her best was not good enough, as sadly her heart was not in it and she had no intention of disengaging from the Europeans and winning back our sovereignty, our fisheries, our agriculture and our freedom to trade freely with the rest of the world.

It is your duty on Monday morning to email your MP if you feel and love this country as I do.

I have heard all the nonsense regarding we shall not be able to visit Europe on holiday, they will put tariffs on our cars and many other arguments, but you need to understand we import more from Europe than we export. That is a fact. In your garden shed, you probably have a Flymo, a Bosch drill, or even a Worcester combi-boiler. If you do not know, these are all German companies. If you look around your house you will see many products that are from the EU. So the fear tactics that the globalist elite are using are no more than fear.

It is time for this great country to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and not to be bullied by the spineless members at Westminster and show the Europeans that we do not want to see our streets such as France being set alight. There is an anger in the country which I have never experienced. It would appear that it will only take a spark and we can see the same as in France. Please pray that this would not be the case.

As we are Christians we must always obey the rule of law, but if the Mother of Parliaments is neutralised then we are closer to the Lord’s return than at any other time in our history. As many of you know, I have studied eschatology for many years, I have read many papers, I have listened to men such as Barry Smith from New Zealand, who is no longer with us. I watch with interest technology that countries such as China and now India are becoming cashless societies. They are now buying goods through their mobile phones using a QR code, which many of us now believe could be the start of the biochip. I am not saying this is the mark of the beast, but it would appear very close to a one-world trading system. Even now in the UK, as many of you do know, you can do your banking on your mobile phone, and even in Cambodia now you can pay for your bus fare by scanning a QR code. So the system is becoming more and more worldwide. We are moving to a cashless society and much of this stuff we know who is behind it. People such as Barry Smith, Charles Lawson and Leonard Ravenhill were laughed at years ago, but now we are seeing these things with our own eyes. Our situation on the 11th of this month will determine which way we go. If we end up as I have said above, I believe time is running out, as all the signs are pointing to a one-world government and a one-world church. My only prayer is that Jesus returns before these things fully take hold. You owe it to yourself to read the last book of the Bible, the Revelation of Jesus Christ, as a believer.

I am sorry to give such a stark warning, but as a watchman for our God and our Father in heaven, I must obey Him first.

As many of you know, on 11 December I shall be travelling to Cambodia. The good news is God has honoured me mightily. Much of my cost inside Cambodia has been covered. I still have a shortfall of about £700 which I have to pay back on my credit cards when I return, but my faith as you know is so great I trust the Lord, my God, as this trip to Cambodia is a miracle in itself. I give all the praise and all the honour and all the glory to God.

Rev Ross Rennie

Keep Praying for Aasia Bibi

On 31 October 2018, Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Aasia Bibi, who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam. Mrs Bibi, who is barred from leaving Pakistan, has been in hiding since. Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan and other groups organised violent protests following her acquittal, making death threats against her and the judges who had reached the verdict.

A lawyer representing a provincial cleric in Punjab who had filed the initial blasphemy charges against Mrs Bibi has petitioned the Supreme Court requesting that the judges review her acquittal. Similar reviews have taken years to process.

According to Aid to the Church in Need, Joseph Nadeem and his family, who have assisted Mrs Bibi and her husband for some years, are themselves in danger and living in hiding together with the daughters of Mrs Bibi. “Just as soon as Aasia was acquitted, we were forced to flee”, he recalls. “Aasia and her husband are currently in a place of safety, protected by the government, but we could not remain with them”, he explains. Ever since then Mr Nadeem and his family, together with the daughters of Aasia, have had to keep on the move, changing homes four times so far.

Several countries have offered asylum to Mrs Bibi and her family, but some Brtish newspapers have claimed that British Prime Minister Theresa May refused an appeal by Home Secretary Sajid Javid to offer Mrs Bibi and her family asylum in the UK. They allege that the request was turned down by the Prime Minister over fears that it could stir up tensions among British Muslims and compromise the safety of British officials in Islamabad. During Prime Minister’s Questions, Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith asked the Prime Minister if there was any truth to the reports. She replied that he ‘should not necessarily believe everything he reads in the papers’ and insisted that Britain was working for the ‘safety and security’ of Mrs Bibi and her family. Rehman Chishti resigned as Conservative Party Vice Chairman and the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Pakistan, citing Britain’s failure to offer asylum to Mrs Bibi as one of the reasons.

UKIP

Long-term readers of articles on this site will recall that Grace Missions has previously commended UKIP, particularly for its opposition to same-sex ‘marriage’. In 2014, we reported that Grace Missions Director Ross Rennie would be campaigning on behalf of UKIP in the run-up to the Newark by-election. We salute UKIP for being at the forefront of the campaign for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Recent developments have, however, prompted us to reconsider our continuing support for UKIP. The decision of UKIP’s leader Gerard Batten to appoint Tommy Robinson/Stephen Yaxley-Lennon as his adviser and what former leader Nigel Farage referred to as the party’s “fixation with the issue of Islam” have raised concerns that UKIP is drifting towards extremism. We cannot lend our approval to or be associated with these developments.

Grace Missions has always been unaligned with any one political party. We support policies that are in accordance with the principles of Scripture and oppose those that are not.

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