Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Crisis of Belief in Islamic Countries - Where Next?

"In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come." (Haggai 2:6-7)

I never imaged that I would live to see the Arab world fight so hard for freedom from their oppressive dictators. Fear had gripped people for decades, yet now they are being bold and courageous even though thousands have been killed in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and other countries. As revolution continues to rage throughout the Islamic Middle East, my prayer is that Muslims may see that the corrupt leaders, poverty, and a lack of freedom they are revolting against are all effects of an Islamic worldview.

I pray they experience a crisis of belief that would open them to hearing the Gospel. I believe this may already be happening!

With all this uncertainty, Christian chat lines in some Muslim countries are being flooded with seekers, and large numbers are watching the few Gospel-oriented television programs that are available. God is giving the church an open door to take the gospel to the tens of millions who have not heard it before. Are we ready to step up? When these countries open up, are there workers ready to go there?

Please pray for God to help Christian churches and agencies to mobilize and train missionaries. Pray that Arab Christians may be found and others believers who know Arabic who would be willing to go to these countries to share Christ.

(combined from two Christian prayer bulletins, April 2011)

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