- Published: Monday, 20 December 2021 11:09
Recently, I was privileged to teach pastors and church planters from all over the nation of India through a Zoom Conference. Our study focused of this vital issue of “Evangelistic Intercessory Prayer”! There was a large gathering of brothers in attendance via Zoom, from all over the mammoth nation, in which the dominant religion is the deep darkness of Hinduism. Yet, the glorious Gospel is going forth through these dear brothers and sisters, in the face of extreme persecution from Hindu extremists. The ministry of OPEN DOORS reports that, “Christians are accused of following a ‘foreign faith’ and blamed for bad
luck in their communities. These believers are often physically attacked and sometimes killed, as well as being under constant pressure from their family and community to return to Hinduism. If they do not ‘re-convert’, their community may boycott them, with a devastating effect on their ability to earn an income. Many believers are isolated and are not in personal contact with any other Christians”. And yet, in the face of this constant threat of persecution, these precious pastors and church planters are faithfully employing God’s means to
carry out God’s great mission.
It was a tremendous joy to my soul to see a multitude of brothers, whom God has allowed me to teach in past years, eagerly gathering to attend these Zoom meetings. The continuing threat of Covid-19 has made it impossible to teach in person. As a matter of fact, I was in a particular state in India, which maintains anti-conversion laws, holding a secret conference with 150 church planters, when the outbreak of Covid-19 occurred! But, I thank God for these opportunities to hold ‘Zoom Conferences’ in both India and Africa. I long for the day when the ‘face to face’ opportunities will open once again. I stand on the sovereignty of our Lord, in relation to these presently closed doors of ‘in person’ conferences. I can trust that ‘the counsel of the Lord stands forever, and the plans of His heart is for all generations.” I have absolute confidence in the promise that God’s counsel shall stand, and He will
accomplish all of His purposes.