Ahithophel’s Plot

Friday, January 1, 2021

David was the rightful king of Israel whom God had chosen and anointed. Absalom, David’s son, conspired to usurp the throne from his father. He had some strong religious and political leaders on his side. One of those was Ahithophel. When David heard about that, he prayed that God would defeat Ahithophel’s scheme (2 Samuel 15:31).

Today, there are many who oppose the rule of God in our societies. We pray for their salvation and for the defeat of anti-God, anti-Christ schemes and plans.

The Bible declares that Satan is a usurper. He attempted to usurp God’s place (Isaiah 14:12-15). Christ defeated him by dying for our sins and rising from the dead. Satan’s final demise will take place when he is thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).


Victorious Lord and King, I pray, just like David, that you will bring to nothing the plans of the enemy. Confound all schemes aimed against you and your Kingdom (Job 5:12-13). As the enemy seeks to use people, I pray that those plots against you will be frustrated and fail.

Above all, I pray for the salvation of people whom the enemy manipulates. Lord, turn the tables and use those people to advance your Kingdom and facilitate your rule over communities and nations.

You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to the words [of those who] ridicule the living God (2 Kings 19:15-16, NIV). In Jesus’ name. Amen.


There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord…. no weapon forged against you will prevail (Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 54:17, NIV).

God’s Incarnation

Friday, December 25, 2020

One of the major cornerstones of biblical Christianity is the doctrine of the incarnation; that is, God became man. This is the miracle of miracles, the most majestic of all events! Yet Muslims absolutely reject it. They totally oppose the doctrine of the deity of Jesus Christ.

When Christians declare that Christ is God, Muslims misunderstand it to mean that Christians worship more than one God. To them, Jesus was only human and was a prophet like all other prophets.

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


Amazing love! How can it be, that the majestic God, Maker of heavens and earth and King of all the universe, should come in the form of a man, a servant, to be “Immanuel—God with us” to redeem us!

Father in heaven, grant Muslims a special measure of your grace to accept the 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 into 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.


The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, 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).

Muslim Families

That Have Come to Christ

Friday, December 18, 2020

It is hard for us to understand the grave and sensitive position of a Muslim family that believes in Christ. One of the issues that face such families is raising their children in the midst of a Muslim society. For example, while most adults have the ability to say the right things at the right time, the same is not true for children. Imagine the dilemma of a Muslim convert who teaches his 3-year-old to sing a song about Jesus at home. When the toddler surprises his family by singing the same song in public, the offended Muslim listeners will demand an explanation. Once when our family was on a long train ride in a Muslim country, our 3 ½-year-old son surprised us by standing in his seat and preaching Christ at the top of his lungs to everyone who could hear him! That incident did not cost us our lives, since the little fellow was preaching in English and most people did not understand him.

Parents as well as children, whether toddlers or adolescents, encounter difficulties and face challenges in Islamic societies which expect everyone to be Muslim.


Heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing whole Muslim families to salvation in Jesus Christ. Thank you for giving them the power to follow you and the boldness to live for you. I pray that your protective hand will be upon them to lead and guide them into all truth.

Give them all, parents and children alike, wisdom, understanding and courage to stand for Christ and for righteous living.

Protect them, Father, from the works of the enemy. Guard them from letting their love for one another cool off. Protect them from divisions and from divorce.

O Lord, I pray that their family life will be a witness to others of what Jesus Christ can and will do when a family makes him their Lord.

For your glory I pray. Amen.


He lifts the needy out of affliction, and increases their families like flocks. The godly see it and are glad, but the wicked shut their mouths (Psalm 107:41-42, SAB).

King Over Islam

Friday, December 11, 2020

The main purpose of ISIS and several other Islamist terrorist groups is to establish a worldwide state, a Muslim Caliphate that would be 100% Muslim. All citizens of the Islamic state would be required to give their allegiance to Muhammad, follow the precepts of the Quran, and be subject to the Sharia law in all details of life.

However, we the followers of Jesus see things differently. We believe that what ISIS and others are aiming at will not happen. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, reigns supreme as the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Creator and Ruler of all the universe.


Lord Jesus Christ, our majestic and glorious God and Redeemer, we worship and praise you. You are the King over all the world and creation.

Thank you for the cross that has changed me and brought me to your throne to intercede and pray for those who do not know you as Lord and Savior. You love Muslims. You love even those who are involved in terrorist acts, those who believe that all people on earth should be converted to Islam, and those who are plotting to reach that goal. Lord God, you sent Jesus your Son to die for them all.

Reveal your love to them. Help them to yield their life to you and worship you. Manifest your eternal power in their changed heart. May they crown you their King and Lord. By faith, Almighty God, I declare that all people in the Muslim world will give their allegiance to Jesus and become part of the realm of the “Kingdom of light….the Kingdom of [your] dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13).

We join every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, all creatures in the entire universe, in praising you, saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb for ever and ever” (Revelation 5:13, SAB). Amen.


Christ must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet (1 Corinthians 15:25, SAB).

Pay Day

Friday, December 4, 2020

Pay day is coming for all of us! Yes, God in his grace has entrusted us believers with the responsibility of praying and interceding for the lost. And that is what we are doing by the power of his Holy Spirit. He also commanded us to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19).

On pay day, may I be found faithful. May I have used the gifts, talents and abilities God has given me in the best way possible. It is my prayer that in heaven there will be multitudes around God’s throne, giving glory to the Lamb in songs and shouts of “hallelujah” because, along with other believers, I took my responsibility seriously to pray for people and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with them.


Almighty God, our loving Heavenly Father, you are worthy to receive praise and honor and glory. You have honored me by saving me from sin and bringing me into your Kingdom. Thank you. Then you have honored me again by asking me to be your representative to tell people about your love. I am blessed.

I pray that you will fill my mind with your light and my heart with your compassion and courage so I can minister to Muslims and lead them to the cross of Jesus. Let me go to the harvest field with faith and expectation. Let my whole being bubble up with gratitude to you and overflow with Good News for the lost. Let my mouth declare the Gospel to Muslims in love and with grace.

Give me some fruit this week, fruit that will last for eternity—people who will follow Christ.

On pay day, may I be found worthy of your trust in me.

For the sake of Jesus, amen.


Your reward will be very great (Genesis 15:1).

Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness! (Matthew 25:21, NIV).