Daily Topic for September 19, 2007
Even as they left Egypt, God used the children of Abraham to bless other non-Hebrew peoples. Many chose to leave Egypt with the people of God. Many of the instructions recorded in Exodus and Leviticus make special reference to the non-Israelites, explaining how they could receive the blessings God had promised His people. Clearly, God never intended to limit the blessings of His covenant to one ethnic group. From the very beginning He intended that “all the families of the earth” would receive the blessings God wanted to give to His people.
Prevent us, O Lord, from selfishly seeing Your blessings as something rightfully ours by birth. Help us to understand that these blessings are to be shared with all the peoples of the earth.
“The Lord…is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9, NIV
Give praise and thanksgiving to God for the vision He is pouring out upon His people! He is providing inspiration for new and innovative ways to reach people throughout the earth!
Create International (http://www.createinternational.com/index.php?site=home) is bursting with enthusiastic volunteers, brimming with inspiration for evangelistic and discipleship films, DVDs, audiotapes, and pod casts in the cultural and linguistic style of specific unreached peoples.
Their DVD entitled “Contextual Gathering” shows five examples of how home fellowships can be contextualized to reach specific ethnic audiences. This DVD is a perfect follow-up of the JESUS Film to teach discipleship in a way that’s meaningful and effective in each culture within a home setting. The first two Lampung people of Indonesia who saw the Create evangelistic DVD in their language and setting accepted Christ. Over 4,000 of the 10-11,000 Banjara people of India who have seen the DVD have responded favorably to the gospel.
One of the Create International teams, while trekking in the Himalayas, is distributing native-style art and storytelling booklets in the Tibetan tradition. They shared with some Buddhist nuns and monks who had never heard the gospel!Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for wisdom, guidance, provision, anointing, and skill for the Create International team as they take their evangelistic DVDs to the world, so that, according to the stated will of the Father, none may perish, but all come to repentance.-PE