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Posted November 2008

January Congress 09 The Word & Prophets

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Arise reveals new generation of Apostles

Book chapters syndicated, Catholic Times UK

Flame members take vows

Night of Worship growing

Flame music at WYD-08 Sydney

Lord's Prayer Seminar draws good crowd

FIRECAST-FMI Launched on iTunes

Holy Spirit Anointing Seminars a hit at CPM

FMITV Video-Casts now available

Set My People on Fire - Why only one in 08

Regional Office in Melbourne

Millar Lo joins Lifeteen Arizona USA

Derek Williams moves on from Flame

Darwin - David Harp resign directorship

May 2009 - Uganda Missions need you

New Indian Bible includes Hindu Gita

Flame Revival News 2008. Also this issue: World News - Muslim cleric marries 7 year old girl. Muslims stone 13 year old girl to death for adultry because she was guilty of being pack raped. New Indian Bible - is it heretical? AUSTRALIA to get Internet censorship just like China, Iran, North Korea and Cuba. What you need to look for in an America President./ Subscribe to these news pages for free - See below on how.

Eddie Russell FMI

Arise Joshua, World Youth Day, members moving interstate, Lord's Prayer and Anointing seminars, Night of Worship and Days in the Diocese. The production of videos for FMITV and the development and productions for FIRECAST-FMI; the FMI weekly Podcast on iTunes, and the development of Abundant Life Online Shop, have contributed to make this a very busy and textured time, but also one of great blessings.

The new initiatives undertaken this year give me a sense of excitement about 2009, and so I feel confident that it will be a year of power and growth, both corporately and personally. I am certainly looking forward to Uganda in May 2009.

Most likely, there will be no more Revival News until after the New Year, and so we take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas, and a Prosperous New Year. Come back again and join us for an exciting time in the Lord. We particularly invite you to our congress in January. For event updates, go to our Current Mission Calendar.

God bless you all - Eddie Russell and all at FMI.


January 23 to 25, 2009 - 19th Annual Flame Congress: The Word and The Prophets of a New Age.

The Word of God & Prophets of a New Age: You are Invited.Pope Benedict

Not planned in advance, it has become clear now, that Pope Benedict's message at WYD-08 regarding Apostles and Prophets of a New Age, and the conclusion of the synod on "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church", affirms the Arise Joshua Congress last January, and launches us powerfully into, "The Word and the Prophets of a New Age" Congress over the weekend of 23 to 24 January 2009.

Archbishop Hickey. Eddie Russell. Kaye Rollings. Carlos Moreira. Cyrus D'Souza. Livia Lucchese. Kay Ford.

Pontiff Says Word of God is Church's Priority - Affirms Scripture is Key for Evangelization

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 26, 2008 (Zenit.org) Benedict XVI says the priority for the Church today is above all to nourish itself with the Word of God, so as to bring forward the new evangelization.

The Holy Father insisted various times on the importance of the link between hearing the Word and evangelization, as a fundamental point of the testimony of Christians around the world, especially with nonbelievers.

"Many people are seeking, perhaps without realizing it, to encounter Christ and his Gospel; many need to find in him the meaning of their lives," the Pontiff said. "To give a clear and shared testimony of a life according to the Word of God, demonstrated by Jesus, is therefore an indispensable criteria for verifying the mission of the Church.

"It is necessary for the faithful to have wide access to sacred Scripture so that people, finding the truth, can grow in authentic love. This is an indispensable requisite today for evangelization."

The theme and thrust of the Congress will focus on The Word of God, that was conceived for the Congress before the synod on the Bible was convened, Saint Paul, and the WYD message chosen by Pope Benedict.

As a "Ministry of the Word; Feeding the Poor in Spirit" we are very excited with this direction of the synod, and will be taking up the call; a call that is the foundation of Flame Ministries International, and therefore, it is close to our heart and the substance of our apostolate: "Sharing Jesus Christ with the world in the spirit of Ad Gentes, Evangelii Nuntiandi, Dei Verbum and The New Evangelization."

2008 is also a 20 year landmark FMI. The Set My People on Fire prophecy and the subsequent Set My People on Fire seminars were revealed on Christmas Eve 1989 that established FMI as a, "Ministry of the Word" in early 1990. Its foundation raised up the office of the Evangelist/Preacher/Teacher of the fivefold ministries appropriate for lay preachers in the ancient tradition of the Church. 2010, will be the 20th Anniversary of the foundation of Flame Ministries International.

The Year of Saint Paul, The Prophets and Apostles of a New Age, and The Word of God.

The 19th Annual Flame Congress will bring these three magnificent themes together over another Holy Spirit Power-Packed Weekend. All the speakers are well versed in these themes with knowledge and personal experience, and so this congress will bring together both Word and Flesh.


Friday 23 Jan Opening Evening Rally 7.30 pm

Saturday 24 Jan - 9.00 am - 11.30 am - 2.15 pm - 4.30 pm - Saturday Evening Rally: 7.30 pm

Sunday 25 Jan - Mass 9.30 am - 11.30 am - 2.15 pm - 4.30 pm - Sunday Closing Rally - 7.30 pm

Subject will include:
The Secret to an Apostle's Joy. The Hidden Mystery of the Ages Revealed. Ordinary People doing extraordinary things. Beyond the Mystery: Peering into the Word of God. The Vessels of Earth Point to Heaven. God strikes when least expected and then changes your world. Speak the Word - Creation Responds. Why St. Paul is like St. Thomas who is like St. Paul. An Apostolic calling: Be Prophets to this Age - and more.

The final program details will be updated and Email notices will be posted periodically.

For information contact us - fmi (at) flameministries.org


The Joshua Generation are More than Conquerors

ARISE: A Trumpet Call to a Joshua Generation, sounded loud and clear.

Trumpeters of the Word: Archbishop B J Hickey. Eddie Russell FMI.
David Harp FMI. Scott Kaldahl. Derek Williams.

Arise - Archbishop Hickey

Arise - Eddie Russell

Arise - Scott Kaldahl

Arise - Derek Williams

Arise - David Harp

Joshua Anointing


Joshua Generation Anointing

The Power of the Holy Spirit

The Congress established that a JOSHUA GENERATION have a natural mantle of leadership deep within their character, and have a natural desire to go and make disciples of all nations. They are aware that the mantle of Jesus by the Holy Spirit equips them to do the works of Christ.

The Arise Congress aimed to mark 2008 as the year that birthed a J-Generation.
Judging by the responses and reactions of the delegates, one could easily accept that as a fact. Eddie Russell said that, "J-Geners are young bold and visionary Catholics (and all Christians) unafraid of a positive Word of God message to their peers; they are movers and shakers and unafraid to share the Gospel."

The thrust of the Congress was to raise the vision of Perth youth as trendsetters for Jesus, and by their example, inspire youth at WYD to become J-Geners in their own countries.

In his session, Eddie said that some of the characteristics of a Joshua Generation displayed the following qualities;

8 The Joshua Generation have zeal for the salvation of souls
8 They are a leaven for integrity in the workforce and business dealings without compromise
8 They are Bible believing, and Word acting
8 Help others to succeed and do better than themselves
8 Faithful to the Pope, Church teaching and the Mass
8 Bold in their faith
8 Courageous in acting on faith
8 People of vision
8 Unashamed of Jesus no matter the cost
8 Are the Kingdom of God on earth wherever they are and demonstrate its goodness
8 They are aware that wherever they place their foot they are consecrating the ground and claiming it for Jesus
8 More than conquerors in all things
8 Over-comers; they forgive quickly, face up to problems and find positive solutions
8 Support those weaker than themselves
8 Respect, listen to, learn from, and show honor to the elderly as their mentors
8 Mentors to the young
8 Support the poor
8 The Joshua Generation oppose injustice without violence, and use lawful means to change unjust laws
8 None Judgmental
8 Lovers of God's truth and expose falsehood with love
8 Study the Bible to live by the Word
8 Pray daily or unceasingly
8 Seek personal excellence as well as in their dealings with others
8 Wear tasteful sacramentals even at the risk of ridicule or rejection
8 Seek after God's wisdom
8 Share the Gospel gently and do not answer questions they do not know the answers to
8 Seek to be humble and can admit the good about themselves
8 Desirous of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to serve and build the Body of Christ
8 Not afraid of wealth and success in order to bless others and support full time ministers

At the closing rally, and on the inspiration of Eddie, Scott Kaldahl called for people to step forward to receive the Joshua anointing as he read out the list of characteristics.

As people identified with aspects of the list, they stood at the front of the stage prayerfully immersed in the Holy Spirit. Once prayer for the anointing began, it manifest in glory, and one after another, people fell to the ground under the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Congress recognized that there are youth (and people of all ages) everywhere already showing these J-Generation characteristics and more, but as yet do not have a name for it. Once listed and named, the Congress expected that Catholic youth and all Christian youth with these active qualities would identify, arise and become a spiritual army in all spheres; they would be a new generation overcoming the giants of the anti-Christian spirit prevailing today.

The J-Generation; The Joshua Generation! It is connected to the J for Jesus; Joshua; Yeshua; Iesus; Jesus. Another way to put this is, the Jesus Generation that are the reapers of the final harvest and "Apostles and Prophets of a New Age" as Pope Benedict then called them at WYD-08 later in the year.

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WYD-08 Praise Anointing Preperation - Joshua Generation

The Joshua Generation - Holy Spirit Anointing

Arise Altar Call
Young people preparing to attend
WYD-08 stand at the front of the stage
to receive their Joshua Anointing.
The fundamental object of ARISE was to
prepare pilgrims for World Youth Day.
Not only did the youth receive a fresh
anointing, but everyone was caught up
in the Spirit of God.

Scott Kaldahl
Scott Kaldahl leads a worship session
at a rally. Scott's passion in the Lord
is worship. His session, Coming back
to the Heart of Worship, expressed his
love for the Lord and his desire that all
God's people can experience the power
of deep praise and worship.

Delegates of all ages responded to the call.

Right, Archbishop Hickey talks to a WYD pilgrim.

Archbishop Hickey talks to youth at Arise Congress

The concept of time light slowing down, and time running out, was affirmed by Archbishop Hickey's magnificent message, "Look up. The fields are white, ready for the harvest."

In his message, the Archbishop emphasized the thrust of the Congress referring to the urgent need for evangelization in an antichrist world; a challenge that was met with enthusiasm, especially by the youth - Once the call was offered, they surged forward to receive the Holy Spirit in conformity with the WYD theme; "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit come upon you."

The ARISE congress imparted that power as the delegates received the same Baptism in the Holy Spirit as did the disciples at the first Pentecost.

v Solemn Commitment Mass for Flame Members at Arise Congress.

Eddie Russell - Arise Joshua Generation
FMI Founder and Senior Director, Mr. Eddie Russell FMI explains the commitment to members and calls them to fulfill their chosen area of service.

DURING THE SUNDAY MASS celebrated by Rev Father Brian O'Loughlin, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Perth Western Australia, Flame members made solemn vows of commitment that were accepted by Father Brian "In the name of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth, The Most Rev Barry Hickey, and in the name of the Roman Catholic Church," and who by this means formally inducted them into Flame Ministries International under its constitution, canons, and norms.

As a Public Association of Christ's Faithful (Canon 301 and Canon 300) it is important that members of Flame Ministries International understand their status, and obligation to live as disciples of Christ to the best of their ability according to their state of life, and to fulfill their duties in the organization to the best of their ability. Daily prayer, especially for all members and benefactors, regular Bible study, attending the sacraments and the weekly Cathedral Praise Meeting is part of each member's ongoing spiritual growth.

Because Flame Ministries' mission is by and large, to build the Church rather than its own numbers, it does not solicit general public membership into itself. Therefore, each member has a specific role and duty that they sense as a calling of the Spirit to fulfill in the service of Christ, and to foster the vision in support of FMI as a ministry of the evangelist/preacher: Flame Ministries is a preaching ministry doing the work of the evangelist - See, What on Earth is a Catholic Evangelist. The general public partake in FMI's vision through its seminars, conferences, and especially weekly attendance at the Cathedral Praise Meeting (CPM) and or, by joining Friends of Flame.

Membership in FMI happens only by requesting and Application Form that contains the terms and expectations of the ministry, a copy of the constitution and other relative information. The applicant is expected to read it carefully in prayer, after which they state the area of service in which they desire to participate by filling out and signing the form.

Up to and during this period, they are expected to graduate the Set My People on Fire Seminars
that are an obligatory requirement for all members. During the 16 weeks of the seminars, they are asked only to hang around and help, a "Come follow me" approach in the manner of Jesus.

Flame Ministries Commitment Mass

Flame Ministries Commitment Mass - Vows
Flame members read out their vows
at the Congress Mass.

This no-obligation time,
allows them to get close to the organization and its members, and facilitates a discernment process for them. It also allows the Senior Directors time to discern the genuineness and sincerity of the prospective applicant.

Once an application form is tendered, the Senior Directors take the matter to a time of prayer and discussion for whatever period is deemed necessary on an individual basis. During this time, the Moderators responsible for that particular area are consulted and actively participate in the prayer and discernment process.

During this period, the applicant will have a minimum of one meeting with the Senior Directors to determine the validity of motives, explain their expectations and obligations, and to ask questions. If needed, more time is given, and another meeting arranged before an application is accepted.

Recognizing that original enthusiasms can wane, that life's circumstances change, and that some things are only for a season, the first application is for one year only, after which a further one year commitment can be applied for. Once two consecutive years are complete, the member can choose to continue on a one year basis, or apply for a two year period. After serving two years, the member can apply for a further two, or a five year period. Once a five year period has been served, the member can apply for a lifetime commitment.

In certain circumstances, a lifetime commitment can be made at any time at the sole discretion of the Senior Directors. This is especially so regarding the appointment and commissioning of an Evangelist, who by virtue of that office, preaches in the name of the Church, and thus recognized, cannot be commissioned on an ad-hoc or temporary basis. To this end, Flame Ministries acknowledges the clear distinction between someone with a gift of giving teachings, sharing faith, and that of the office of Evangelist/Preacher/Teacher as part of the fivefold Ministries.

At this Mass, all active members were called to make a fresh commitment vow of obedience, so that everyone began their new tenure at the same time.

Flame Ministries Commitment Blessing Accepting Vows
Vicar General, Father Brian O'Loughlin gives the solemn blessing after accepting vows in the name
of the Archbishop of Perth, and the "Roman
Catholic Church."

SHORTLY, each member will be presented with a silver and gold Ministry Cross designed by FMI Founder,Eddie Russell, that demonstrates that they have taken vows to FMI and the Church. The Senior Directors will continue wearing the original silver crucifix of the Order of Saint John of God that was gifted to them through the late Sister Baptista, a dear friend of the authors of the Set My People on Fire Seminars.

Because the constitution states that FMI can 'adopt a uniform'
(habit), the Ministry Crosses worn on the left pocket area will serve to fulfill the constitutional mandate at this point in time.

v Flame Music Ministry at WYD SYD 08 - Eddie Russell preaches at WYD Days in the Diocese.

Flame Music Ministry at WYD-08 Days in the Diocese:
You are the Light - Prophets of a New Age.
Filmed and produced by Eddie Russell FMI.

Eddie Russell preaches on "Living Life in the Abundant Lane"
at WYD-08 Days in the Diocese, Perth WA.
Produced by Millar Lo FMI, for at the WYD office Perth WA.
A second version of this film features Flame Music Ministry performing RISE.

Archbishop Hickey interviewed at WYD-08 Sydney by Spanish pilgrims.

An experience like WYD would take terabytes to explain, and so we will let
these few photographs and videos give you some insight.

Flame Ministries was certainly happy to see FMI musician, Millar Lo
working as the Media Officer for the WYD office in Perth, Flame Music
Ministry being invited to perform at Tumbalong Park in Sydney, and present a Catechesis with Archbishop Hickey, and Eddie Russell preaching at the
WYD Days in the Diocese, Perth WA.

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Eddie was invited to speak at the Perth Days in the Dioceses and chose as his subject, "Living Life in the Abundant Lane." Shortly before he spoke, he was pounced on by Tony Arza and quickly surrounded by others from St. Louis Church in Pinecrest, Miami FL. Not missing the opportunity, Eddie called Tony onto the stage to preach with him. Tony's boldness and joyful personality was a hit with the youth that responded to the message with enthusiasm.

Archbishop Hickey at WYD-08
Archbishop Hickey of Perth WA, spoke at the Catechesis sessions that were shared with the Flame Music that played, witnessed and presented Gospel dramas.

Flame Music Ministry WYD Catechesis
The Flame Catechesis team at
the Holy Family Parish in Menai.

Carlos rides the Freedom Train
to WYD-08 in Sydney.

Flame Music Ministry at Tumbalong Park WYD-08
Patrick sings the Freedom Song
at the gig in Tumbalong Park.
They were a hit.


v Two New Flame Media Evangelization Projects Underway: FIRECAST-FMI and FMITV.

There is no doubt these days, that the Internet is the new mission-field for evangelization: Podcasting, iTunes, Videocasting, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, and a host of media and social networking facilities are changing the way people communicate and associate, and they cater for every social norm and culture around the world.

Flame Ministries has had an Internet presence since Eddie saw its potential in early 1997. Knowing little or nothing at the time, he established the Flame web site and registered the flameministries.org domain name. Eddie saw the Internet as a "Window to the world" and recognized its potential for global outreach in away that had not been done before. His foresight proved to be true, and back in 1997 Flame were one of the very, very few Christian sites on the Net. It was certainly the best of whatever was available.

It was in no small part, that the web site made FMI known far and wide as interest in the Internet grew. Now it is time for us to move into new cyber territory as part of the FMI vision.


A little behind the 8-Ball with Podcasting and online video these days, FMI are now catching up and presenting quality material both in audio and visual productions. Namely, FMITV and FIRECAST-FMI. Through these means, and taking advantage of so many free social networking and broadcasting sites, FMI are entering the market with what we aim to be, top quality productions.

Damien Doherty has taken on this ministry task, and with the assistance of Patrick Carre, will produce one podcast each Sunday through iTunes and the Flame web site. With top quality sound and production in a radio style format, it is anticipated that, given the way iTune fans log on and search, that FIRECAST-FMI will attract a regular subscriber following.

WE INVITE YOU TO CHECK IT RIGHT NOW. If you are not with iTunes, you can go directly to the FIRECAST web site and listen to these inspiring teachings at your leisure. Go to


FMI have filmed Flame seminars and congresses, but due to unavailability of skilled video editors that can handle 60 minute productions, most have not been completed. However, 10 minute clips have been more practical in the short term, and so a channel on You Tube has been established that will have a variety of clips from Set My People on Fire, Flame Music Ministry, and whatever a creative mind

can achieve. These clips, as with Firecast-FMI, will also be embedded into this site with a dedicated FMITV page where archival links will allow you to follow ongoing series at your convenience.

Currently, videos are available on the
Missions Calendar Page along with Millar Lo's productions for WYD. To see videos on the FMITV YouTube Channel go to www.youtube.com/fmitv


There is no doubt that reports from professional media watchers have got it right when predicting that free to air stations will be experiencing a major rethink. - Alternate forms of broadcasting and viewer preference dominate the debates and the ever sought after, advertising dollars.

Consumers seem to prefer choice and convenience. Market leader iTunes Podcast and Video-Cast has met this need very well. It is this evolution that has motivated FMI's Damien Doherty to develop FIRECAST-FMI, and in due course, move FMI into iTunes Video-Casting.

Perhaps the most popular public video broadcasting community at the moment is YouTube. Beginning with amateur clips by just about anyone with a web-cam and a fast connection, its popularity and amateur content has morphed in the same way the Internet did around 15 years ago, and now attracts professionals and advertisers eager to get out there and mix it amongst the fans.

Hollywood has not been slow on the uptake with its film trailer promotions. Because it has the resources, Hollywood is setting the standard on small movie video quality. I am sure this will challenge other YouTube producers to match it or loose it. Let's hope this does not muscle out those tatty, but often very funny web-cam videos that reveal a real and very different creative talent not seen before. This also applies to the many amateurs that share their faith with the rest of the world.

As Free-to-Air and Pay-TV fragments into specialised content, it not only makes it more difficult for commercial advertising, but also for those in the ministry of Telly Evangelizing. Most, if not all Christian broadcasting on commercial television seeks out the cheaper midnight-to-dawn slots (that have since been snapped up by those painfull and boring infomercials), as well as community stations to avoid the huge costs of covering daily broadcasts.

The only exception I know of is the initiative of Archbishop Hickey who broadcasts a short message on prime-time news segments on Perth stations.
You can see his podcasts on the Archdiocesan web site here.

Source - Site Pro News.

Media Connection
October 31, 2008
Study: Internet and TV attract same users
By Emily Chang

Watch television much?
Then you're probably a heavy internet user as well, according to a study by Nielsen's new TV/Internet Convergence Panel.

The panel found that the heaviest users of the internet were also likely to be the ones who watch the most television. Not surprisingly, those who watched TV the least were also the least frequent internet users.

Nielsen also found evidence that many people are using the internet and watching TV at the same time. According to the study's findings, nearly 31 percent of in-home internet usage occurred while the user was also watching TV. Nearly 60 percent of all panelists and more than 80 percent of those who both used the internet and watched TV did these activities simultaneously.

While teens were the most likely to be simultaneous users, adults aged 35 to 54 years old spent the most number of minutes watching TV and using the internet at the same time.

Nielsen's sample included almost 3,000 people in more than 1,000 households.

It seems expedient therefore, to hearken to the industry media watchers regarding the future of broadcasting in general. Whereas television generally reaches the local community, anyone searching YouTube know that clips can attract viewers in the 100's of 1000's over a global audience. This potential should not be ignored. - With the right web marketing and search-ability techniques, WebTV has the ability to reach a large and loyal audience, and best of all, it is free and always on demand either on your laptop or your iPod.

With this in mind, FMI are wading into the Internet broadcast market with FMITV and FIRECAST-FMI as well as Facebook. - Evangelization is always where the people are, and we want to reach as many as possible through the ever-growing social networking communities on the Internet. The first Podcast alone had over 1000 listeners within the first week according to our site-trackers, and that is a very good start.


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v It's Faith Jim - Four Chapters to be published in British Press.

BRITISH JOURNALIST, James Hastings in partnership with author, Eddie Russell, has written abridged versions of four chapters of the Eddie book, It's Faith Jim, But not as we know. The chapters that cover the personal faith and human interest segments of the book will be published in the Catholic Times, England, in the lead up to Christmas.

James chose chapters that address what he sees as a crisis of faith in the English churches, and the penchant for people to seek solace for the future in the horoscope. Eddie's powerful conversion story and addiction to horoscopes before becoming Catholic feature strongly in the articles that show readers a better way to find hope in difficult times.

It is anticipated that should the articles prove popular in the Catholic Times, James will look at syndicating them through other media publications.

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v Night of Worship, Mass & Healing at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremont, WA.

Night of Worship Mass and Healing

The monthly parish Mass, Night of Worship & Healing, on the 1st Sundays of the month continues with many blessings. Although there are not many parishioners staying on for the praise, preaching and healing, especially during school terms, numbers are increasing gradually as people from other areas discover the benefits. For those on Facebook, NOW has a page where you can get information and leave your comments and testimonies.
Check it out. Go there, and become a friend of N.O.W.

v CPM - The Lord's Prayer, and the Holy Spirit & His Anointing Seminars.

Because Saint Mary's Cathedral has been closed due to the major reconstruction to complete the building, we have had several people asking where the praise meetings are held. The CPM continues as it has in the Cathedral Parish Centre at 450 Hay Street, Perth. The start time also remains at 7.45 pm every Thursday evening.

St. Mary's Cathedral Praise Meeting

Over the past few months FMI have hosted several successful events at the St. Mary's Cathedral Praise Meeting (CPM).

The weekly meetings continue to flow in the power of the Holy Spirit, but the Lord's Prayer, The Holy Spirit & His Anointing seminars, the one night visits of Jude Antoine and James "Butch' Murphy, were special highlights that attracted people from all over the metro area.

THE LORD'S PRAYER SEMINARS WERE A REVELATION TO MOST: Perhaps the best way to sum up the Lord's Prayer Seminar, is to let John Bosco of the Holy Trinity Community in Masaka, Uganda, tell of his experience:

"God spoke in my life when Eddie explained the Kingdom of God; that it is God's desire for me to live and experience his kingdom in this life. I took that word and made it my prayer every day. I testify that I had some spiritual battles that weighed me down, but since I heard that word and called on the Kingdom to come, there has been a great change. Plus the wonders I saw with my eyes at The Lord's Prayer Conference; the lame that walked, the girl that was blind and cured, and others healed, and I really felt that the Kingdom of God had come on earth." - Experiencing the actual power of this prayer and the coming of the Kingdom was the same at the CPM seminars.

The Lord's Prayer Seminars

Originally planned as an eight session seminar, it finally concluded after eleven weeks of unfolding revelation. It was as though the more that was revealed, the Holy Spirit revealed even more; the information and anointing flowed like the Ezekial River week after week and concluded with a manifestation of the Baptism of Fire.

The Holy Spirit and His Anointing Seminars Perth WA

All 11 x 80 minute sessions are available as composite boxed CD set. The subjects include: The Purpose of the Anointing. The Power of the Anointing. Recognizing the Anointing. Water and How the Anointing Increases. The Oil. The Oil and The Lampstand. The Order of the Anointing. God is Revealed by Fire. The Ten Virgins and Trimming of the Wicks. The origin of the Baptism of Fire. Prayer for the Baptism of Fire.

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Due to such a busy schedule in 2007, and the upcoming events and programs in 2008, especially World Youth Day and its pre-WYD programs, and then its post-WYD events that directly effected Flame Music Ministry and Eddie, it was decided to hold only one Set My People on Fire seminar this year.

Set My People on Fire Perth

Held at The Holy Family Parish in Como, Perth WA, from February through to May, it was a wonderful time of grace and fellowship for everyone.

The seminar attracted a wide age group, but it especially attracted young people that had experienced the Arise: Joshua Generation Congress. The youth present were from, True Love Waits, Youth With a Mission (YWAM), NET Australia, as well as others. This seminar was another time of empowering and formation in the The Word of God in their preparation for WYD; it had a significant impact on everyone attending.

Set My People on Fire Certificate

As our readers know, Set My People on Fire was conceived by the Holy Spirit on Christmas Eve 1989 through prophecy. It was first presented in early 1990, and gained ecclesial approval by the late Archbishop Foley, and then by Archbishop Hickey who publicly referred to is as, "an excellent source of Biblical teaching, especially as a living experience of the Word of God for the participants."

IN FEBRUARY 2009, SMPOF will take up the spirit and challenge of the Synod, "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church."

Considering the thrust of the upcoming Word of God Congress and the heart of Pope Benedict expressed the recent Synod, Set My People on Fire will begin in early February. The venue and dates for this seminar will be announced on the
Missions Calendar Page as details are finalized.


v Eddie Russell will go to Uganda in May 2009.

UGANDA has become a special place for FMI over the past few years. During those missions, we have seen many miracles and conversions, but more than that, it has seen the bonds of friendship grow throughout the country from Entebbe in its eastern gateway on Lake Victoria, to Kasese in the west seated on the Congo border.

Due to a lack of funding, FMI was not able to accept invitations for 2008, but after discussions with Fred Mawanda in late October, Eddie accepted an invitation to be there in May 2009. This mission will be for at least three weeks and cover several districts.

The final dates, length of mission and itinerary will be decided later. In the meanwhile, we acknowledge that a mission to Uganda will not be possible without the financial support of others like you.

We wish to be bold therefore, and in spite of these troubling economic times, ask that you consider donating to the success of this mission. We cannot offer you much in return except our gratitude and prayers. We do this in the certain knowledge that you will be blessed by God's promises regarding his richness in Christ that he will render to you in all generosity. If you want to donate other than through PayPal, contact us by
Email and we will tell you how.


v Cheryle Douglas appointed Regional Officer for Melbourne, Victoria.

Cheryle Douglas FMI. Regional Officer Melbourne

A VILLEROY & BOCH BOWL, a Nokia 6110 Navigator with a free 3 mobile service, and a fabulous restaurant dinner was a fitting Thank You Farewell for Flame intercessor, Cheryle Douglas who moved to Melbourne due to husband John's work.

After graduating SMPOF and joining FMI, Cheryle displayed a quiet passion for the Word of God and prayer. Later, she joined the Intercessor's Prayer Ministry and has been faithful participant every Monday evening since then.

The Supper
Farewell dinner.

Her ability to plumb the Bible for its deeper historical context and original language interpretations, made her the right teacher for the Break Open the World sessions in the Set My People on Fire seminars. Cheryle has also taught in FMI's, When the Spirit Comes.

The Senior Directors, recognizing Cheryle's giftedness, appointed her as a Regional Officer for Melbourne. In due course, she will establish a team and present Flame seminars. It is also envisaged that she will establish an intercessory prayer group that will continue her ministry in Victoria.

As much as Cheryle's special gifts of prophecy are missed at the Thursday Praise Meetings and Ministry Days, Cheryle remains faithful to intercessory prayer on Mondays: alone in prayer, she times in with the Perth group and sends her prophetic insights later that night by email to be included in the Intercessor reports to the Senior Directors. They are amazingly spot on.

Cheryle moderates the CPM Prayer Chain.

v Millar Lo moves on to Lifeteen USA.

Millar Lo

THERE IS NO DOUBT that Millar's multi-talent and popping personality will be missed by everyone in FMI. His creative guitar rhythms, drumming technique and sound engineering skills added a special flavor to the Flame Music Ministry's sound, and to FMI as a whole.

Drawn to spread his wings, and to discover more about the Church and ministry, Millar will join Lifeteen in the USA and he goes with the blessing of the Senior Directors. Everyone in Flame wishes him joy and success in his new ventures. However, knowing Millar as we do, we are sure we will all be kept up to date on facebook and YouTube.

"I have spoken with Lifeteen and they have accepted my application to be part of the missionary team."

Dear Flame People,

Although I am no longer an official member of Flame Ministries International, I always think of you as family. Please pray for me (prayer chain, novena, etc) and Bernadette for our missions to be successful.

Look at what FMI people are doing around the world, we truly are an International Ministry. And I'll be honest that I'm honored to have met each and every one of you, been part of FMI family. I'll be taking you on a mission with me to America (in finance support and spiritual support).

I have spoken with Lifeteen and they have accepted my application to be part of the missionary team. The only reason I haven't broke the news before, is because I don't have the money. But I am excited about going to Arizona to be a Missionary in Media.

The program of this missionary very similar with people in seminary with the only difference is when they study (theology, philosophy, Latin, Church history, etc) I'll be guided and formed in Media. All the others daily routine (Divine Office Prayer,Daily Mass, Adoration, spiritual mentor, etc) pretty much the same like seminary. So in a sense I'm having a taste of going to 'seminary' for a year.

I believe Media is one of the most important evangelization tool that got not much support or attention from local church (Although JPII says otherwise). Please do pray for me too as money is a huge problem at the moment. But I know somehow God will provide it and I'll put my faith in that. - Millar.

v Derek Williams moves on from Flame to pursue his own ministry.

DEREK WILLIAMS has been with Flame Ministries International for around four years, and was appointed by the Senior Directors as an FMI Evangelist upon joining. During his time, Derek had a huge impact upon parishes, groups, conferences and individuals. His presentations of the Set My People on Fire seminars and other Flame programs around the UK have been outstanding. However, many things in life are only for times and seasons, and in Derek's case, it is the same.

After much consideration, Derek, along with his wife, Lynne, have decided to move on from Flame to pursue their own ministry. This means that other members of his Regional Office in East Anglia, Pat Brooks and Liz Gonzales, have also moved on. We in Australia will miss Derek, and we wish him well and pray for a bright future serving the Lord wherever he leads him.


Derek Williams separates from Flame Ministries.
Derek Williams, a British Catholic lay evangelist, who has been working over the last few years with Flame Ministries, has separated from the ministry, which was founded by Catholic layman Eddie Russell in Australia. He has received support in this decision from his local bishop in East Anglia, and will be henceforth under his auspices with the guidance of his spiritual director, Fr David Keniry from the Birmingham diocese. Derek commented, “The bishop has been fantastic and very supportive.”

Derek is in the process of setting up a charity called The Mystical Rose charity, one of the titles of Our Lady, to whom he is very dedicated, to help fund the new ministry.


v David Harp steps down as a Senior Director.

Since returning from the USA in August 2007, David took time out from FMI. He came back to Perth in January to fulfill his engagements at the Arise Congress after which returned to Darwin to continue spending time with his brother.

David is cooling off in the Top End

As a result, communication with the Perth office was sparse, and so made it difficult to fulfill his duties as a Senior Director. In the meanwhile, David secured a job with Virgin Blue and began training that has taken him to Queensland and Tasmania on several occasions.

With no likelihood that he would return to Perth any time soon, it was agreed, that while remaining a full member of FMI, David would resign his position on the Board as a Senior Director. This was effective on August 3rd to ensure the smooth passage of the board's duties in the daily operations of FMI. David was appointed as a Senior Director in June 2006 with the approval and acceptance of Archbishop Hickey.


v The New Hinduised Catholic Bible - A concern for the fate of truth.

The Heretical Indianised Catholic Bible: "I cannot accept it, and will always oppose it" - Eddie Russell FMI

As with the totally compromised Philippine Community Bible, the Indian bishops have also jumped to inculturate the authentic Bible translations, supposedly to make it more acceptable to Indians of all religions.

No doubt that the criteria for this compromise and accommodation has been spurred on by the 12 Points of the Indian Rite Mass; a Mass that allows certain Hindu practices and rituals to be included. According to the Vatican correspondent, Victor J.F. Kulanday's book, "The Paganisation of the Church in India", this Rite was slipped through the process to gain its approval. Now, the recent approval of the New Indian Bible seems to be a progression of the paganisation of the Church in India.

The interesting thing is that this Bible has been approved in Kerala. This is where Saint Thomas the Apostle established Christianity shortly after the Resurrection. There has never been a problem with Christianity in this area for 2000 years and the accepted Bible has always been used until now. Given such a long history and acceptance in Indian culture, this new development is a serious concern for faith and truth.

Immanuel Kant, German idealist philosopher, 1724-1804 said, - “I believe that the existence of the Bible is the greatest benefit to the human race. Any attempt to belittle it, I believe, is a crime against humanity.”

We couldn't agree more. - Eddie Russell FMI.

Now read the news report below and judge for yourself.

KOCHI- An 'Indianised' Bible with references to the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Manusmriti and drawings of a turbaned Joseph and sari clad Mother Mary with baby Jesus in her arms, is making waves in Kerala.

This is an unprecedented venture as Indian scriptures Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Mausmriti have been used in a Bible by way of interpretations to biblical passages for the first time, says Catholic church spokesperson Father Paul Thelekat. This is an attempt to make contextual reading and understanding.

There are 24 line drawings, including those of mosque, temple and church with slippers outside, by the late Christopher Coelho.

The Mumbai-based publishing house, St. Pauls, which brings out religious books, has come out with the new Indian Bible, which also has references to Meerabai, Mahatma Gandhi, and Rabindranath Tagore in the interpretations of biblical passages, Father Thelekat said.

As far as Catholics are concerned, they have to live and interpret their Christian faith and scriptures within the given culture. So they have to understand and interpret the culture, he said.

The New Community Bible is a revised edition of the popular Christian Bible translated by Late Bernardo Hurault, published from the Philippines. About 30 scholars have worked on it from 1980 and made the interpretations which are published at the bottom part of the Bible, Fr Thekekat said.

The text of the Bible is the accepted Catholic version, whose interpretations are made with an Indian cultural perspective.

Thiruvananthpuam Archbishop Sosa Pakiam, in his preface to the Bible, says a unique feature of the new Bible is that it has many references to the spiritual message and biblical references to that of spiritual message and biblical values found in the scriptures of other great Indian religions.

The article, quoting Fr Augustine Kanachikuzhy, General Editor of the new Bible, says the references and quotations used in the Bible from non Christian scriptures "does not imply in any way, the Indian Scriptural terms are parallel to Biblical terms or that the parallel references are saying the same thing as the Biblical text".

Thelekat said while interpreting Treasure in Heaven of Mt 6:19.21, ...'this concept is found a classical expression in the Bhagavad Gita's call to disinterested action: 'Work alone is your proper business never the fruits it may produce" (2:47), or while commenting on the third appearance of Jesus to disciples (John 21:1.14)... ‘The Lord ever stands on the shores of our life every moment and every age, every day and every night he comes, comes, ever comes' (Gitanjali XLV).

Indian texts are used to interpret not only the New Testament, but also the Old Testament. The deluge story of the Book of Genesis is interpreted with reference of such stories in Mesopotamia and Satapath Brahmana (1.8.1-10) and Mahabharata. In passages where the Biblical interpretation differs from the Indian scriptures, that fact is also made clear, Thelekat said.

Over such 70 references to non Christian texts have been made in the Bible and 30 scholars participated in making the commentary, Fr Thelekat said.

"An attempt has been made to give a Bible which is more relevant for India. There is nothing added or subtracted from the text of the Bible, which has been reproduced as such".

Bishop Thomas Dabre, Chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) gave the official no objection certificate for publication of the Bible.

A Bible can be printed only after a non-objection certificate and express permission to print is given by the Mumbai Archbishop.

The idea of an Indianised Bible was conceived in the 1980s after Bernardo Hurault, a French priest in Chile, produced a simple Spanish version with a commentary. His Christian Community Bible of 1971 has been translated into French, Filipino and Chinese and is used in South America, Africa and Asia. http://www.ephesians-511.net/

Saint Jerome, Early Church Father and Doctor of the Church, said that, "Ignorance of the Scripture, is ignorance of Christ." I wonder therefore, which Christ and what scriptures have inspired this new bible? - Eddie Russell FMI.

v There is a name for these kind of men.


A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.

Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday.

"This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo," David Copeman, Amnesty International's Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.

Somalia is among the world's most violent and impoverished countries. The nation of some 8 million people has not had a functioning government since warlords overthrew a dictator in 1991 then turned on each other.

A quarter of Somali children die before age 5; nearly every public institution has collapsed. Fighting is a daily occurrence, with violent deaths reported nearly every day.

Islamic militants with ties to al-Qaida have been battling the government and its Ethiopian allies since their combined forces pushed the Islamists from the capital in December 2006. Within weeks of being driven out, the Islamists launched an insurgency that has killed thousands of civilians.

In recent months, the militants appear to be gaining strength. The group has taken over the port of Kismayo, Somalia's third-largest city, and dismantled pro-government roadblocks. They also effectively closed the Mogadishu airport by threatening to attack any plane using it.

Jakarta - Agence France-Presse - October 28, 2008 07:04pm.

INDONESIAN police are investigating a wealthy Muslim cleric who married a 12-year-old girl and is reportedly planning to wed others aged seven and nine, a spokesman said today.

Pujiono Cahyo Widiyanto, a 43-year-old businessman and cleric from the Central Java city of Semarang, has courted nationwide controversy over his decision to marry the girl, who comes from a poor family.

Mr Widiyanto has defended the marriage, which is his second, saying the girl had already reached puberty.

"We are investigating the case. We are now gathering witnesses and then we'll look for evidence on what laws the man might have broken, and we'll follow up from there," national police spokesman Abubakar Nataprawira said.

The Jakarta Post daily reported Mr Widiyanto could be charged under a 2002 child protection law for forcing or trading a child into sex and for marrying below the legal minimum age of 16.

Child protection activists have also called for Mr Widiyanto to be charged with child trafficking.

"I'm very concerned, disappointed and angry. Such cases often happen in the villages where daughters are married off young because their families are facing economic troubles," Seto Mulyadi, chairman of the national child protection commission, said.

Mr Widiyanto has been backed by some high-profile Muslim figures, including Hilman Rosyad Syihab, the deputy head of the Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), according to the Detikcom online news service.

Islam allows for marriage regardless of whether a girl has reached sexual maturity, Mr Syihab was quoted as saying.

"It is not a problem under Islamic law," Mr Syihab said.

Detikcom also said Mr Widiyanto is planning to marry two more girls aged seven and nine.

Nearly 90 per cent of Indonesia's 234 million people are Muslim, most of whom practise a moderate strain of the religion.

v Australia - A free country, or just free to do as you are told?


THE Federal Government is planning to make internet censorship compulsory for all Australians and could ban controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.

Australia's level of net censorship will put it in the same league as countries including China, Cuba, Iran and North Korea, and the Government will not let users opt out of the proposed national internet filter when it is introduced.

Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy Minister Stephen Conroy admitted the Federal Government's $44.2 million internet censorship plan would now include two tiers - one level of mandatory filtering for all Australians and an optional level that will provide a "clean feed", censoring adult material.

Despite planning to hold "live trials" before the end of the year, Senator Conroy said it was not known what content the mandatory filter would bar, with euthanasia or pro-anorexia sites on the chopping block.

"We are talking about mandatory blocking, where possible, of illegal material," he told a Senate Estimates Committee.

Previously the net nanny proposal was going to allow Australians who wanted uncensored access to the web the option to contact their internet service provider and be excluded from the service.

Groups including the System Administrators Guild of Australia and Electronic Frontiers Australia have slammed the proposal, saying it would unfairly restrict Australians' access to the web, slow internet speeds and raise the price of internet access.

EFA board member Colin Jacobs said it would have little effect on illegal internet content, including child pornography, as it would not cover peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

"If the Government would actually come out and say we're only targeting child pornography it would be a different debate," he said.

But the Australian Christian Lobby yesterday welcomed the Government's proposals.

Its managing director Jim Wallace said he expected resistance from the industry but the measures were needed.

"The need to prevent access to illegal hard-core material and child pornography must be placed above the industry's desire for unfettered access," Mr Wallace said.


"It is not the function of Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error." - Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U.S. Judge.

CONSIDER - If you agree that this is a fundamental violation of your freedom of speech and expression under the disguise of preventing crime and protecting you from all the bad guys, then it needs to be opposed in the strongest of terms. - Please consider doing so if you value your long-held Ozzie freedom. Also, X-raying your genitals at airports is another violation of your civil rights. Do not ignore these exteme draconian developments by the Australian government, and weight them heavily before you decide to be agreeably silent by law.

v American Presidents that have relied on the Word of God, have said...

President George Washington, First President of the United States.
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”

Robert E. Lee, Civil War General who fought for the Southern Confederacy.
“In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1865.
“I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.” He also said, “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good of the Savior of the world is communicated to us through the Book.”

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, 1856-1924.
“When you have read the Bible, you know it is the word of God, because it is the key to your heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, 1858-1919.
“A thorough understanding of the Bible is better than a college education.”

President Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States.
“Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.”

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