Urgent Call to
Prayer: Signs of the Times Convergence
It is critical that the church in America
understands the times and what needs to be done now. The natural things speak
of the invisible. Natural happenings on the earth are revealing something that
is going on in the spiritual realm. There is a great spiritual conflict with a
rising tide of Islamic boldness being manifested. Several happenings are
converging this week. First of all, our President has recently proclaimed,
honored, encouraged the Muslim holy days of prayer and fasting calledRamadan. He was very silent on theNational Day of Prayerbut very vocal on the
support of Ramadan. Interestingly at the same time a major Christian leader of
theEmergentChurchcalled for forty days offasting and prayerin the same Ramadan period with the goal that the church will
better understand our Muslim friends. We are all for understanding but we must
discernmentas to the spiritual dark powers that are being invoked into our
Cause for Concern At the same time, on the25th of
September, Muslims are calling for a MuslimDay of Prayerin WashingtonDC
They are calling for 50,000 Muslims to gather and pray on the DC Mall. This is
the exact word of one of the Sheikhs who is leading this historic gathering,
â€œMuslims should march on theWhite House. We are going
to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the
White House will become into a Muslim house.â€ These are not empty words. They
speak of a dark spiritual intent and a coming day of great trouble to America.
Divine Moment Now one of these events is enough to awaken us to
this significant throbbing moment, but when they all converge it becomes a
massive spiritual alarm that must be responded to by the praying Church.
However, I believe in this moment ofdivine providenceGod has raised up on the stage of history a little
â€œEstherâ€ that if we pray and fast for her she could be a major voice to
expose the dark under-belly of Islam and radiate a bright hope for a day of
salvation forMuslims in America.
Headlines On Monday, Rifqa
Bary, a young 17-year-old woman, will be in the headlines of US news. Four
years ago, while living in a very devout and radical Muslim home, Rifqa met
Jesus in a powerful way as her savior. She hid her conversion, began praying
secretly, and began hiding her bible from her parents. Then, onFacebook, her love for Jesus was exposed to the radical Muslim
community in Ohio.
Rifqaâ€™s father demanded that she renounce Jesus or he would kill her as is
commanded by theKoran. As a radiant
believer in Jesus she refused to renounce her Lord and fled to Orlando where she was
taken in and cared for by aChristian Churchand family. Now, the father is appealing to the courts
to bring her back under his custody. Major television networks have already
covered her story. How must the Church
of America respond in
this moment for our sister who is a part of theBody of Christ?
A Major Sign This convergence, I believe, is urgently summoning
us in the midst of the rising tide of Islamic influence in America to recognize
that our God is above every god and that if we return to Him with all of our
hearts and call upon Him with fasting and prayer then God could use what the
enemy meant for evil to bring about a great day of salvation forMuslims in
America, of which Rifqa is but a major
Here is The Call First of all, we cannot be passive as a Church to
let these kinds of developments go on without being challenged in the spirit.
Our fight is not against Muslims, it is against principalities, powers, and
forces of darkness. We are calling the Church of America
at the end of Ramadan, fromSeptember 21stthrough
25th, to five days of concerted prayer. On Monday, we must pray that God would
grant supernatural wisdom to the courts so that the testimony of Jesus would be
proclaimed and that the best situation for Rifqa and her family would take
place. We must pray for Rifqa to be bold in proclaiming Jesus that even
thousands of Muslims would hear and be awakened to thelove of Christ. She has already said that this is not about her but
about many Muslims coming to Jesus. We must pray for her lawyers who are being
bullied, threatened, and challenged on every side.On Friday,
September 25th, the Muslim Day of Prayer,
we are calling the Church
of America to fast and
pray that Muslims would be moved by theHoly Spirit, convicted by the testimony of Christ, and even be
visited by Jesus in dreams. We must pray that God would restrain the spiritual
powers behind Islam and grant us thegreat awakeningthat we desperately need for America.
Let us hear the call to prayer and not miss this
Updates of Grace 1. Praise the Lord that Grace has been discharged from the hospital on Wednesday night. 2. With so many clinic visits and the demands of catching up classes and assignments, Grace needs your prayer support.
请为肯尼亚宣教士黄成培的女儿Grace代祷 Please pray that the doctors will have wisdom from above to find the root causes for Grace's low heart beat and low blood pressure.
黄成培-Hwang’s Prayer Hotline 1. Thank God for His provision that we have a place to live in and the kids love it and enjoy the friendship here. 2. Please pray for Grace's adjustment to the new school. 3. Please pray for Grace and Tim's total recovery before we return to the mission field next August as we plan. 4. We need to buy a used compact car (gas saving car). Our budget is $2,500 (US Dollars). 5. Grace needs to borrow a cello for keeping at home to practice. Besides, if anyone knows a good cello teacher who can teach her the technique of "vibrato," please contact us.
Updates for Grace & Timothy 1.Timothy's blood result shows thyroid level has elevated; his situation is not improving this time. 2.Grace's blood result shows her platelet count dropped again (78,000) and her thyroid level is above the normal range. 3.Please pray for the wisdom of the doctors, the diagnosis and the healing for Grace and Tim. Also pray for the healing of Antonia's skin allergy due to environmental changes.
Naivasha 车祸 03/28/07 Car Crash in Naivasha on Sunday March 18, 2007 We praise the Lord for His protection; and there is no major injury! Please pray for the recovery of injured people & a fair police investigation.
Goodbye, My Precious (from Missionary Kid) 1.Missionary Kids(MK's) like nomads follow their parents whenever they are touched by God’s calling to save the lost souls of this world. 2.As MK’s, we are always saying goodbye. However, goodbyes aren’t just an ending. They are also a beginning. 3. When we depart from the place we leave with reluctant hearts and cling onto the memories of the place, the area where our missionary parents serve in. 4. There is one thing in life that all MK’s must go through. We must step out of our comfort zone and check around what is outside of our box. 5. Although I will never get used to saying goodbye, at least I know that there is always more to this world. I am also very privileged and blessed to see God’s power and deeds everywhere.