Daily Topic for December 08, 2007
Here the Father makes the very ends of the earth to be the possession of His beloved Son. In Revelation 2:26-27, harkening back to the truth of this psalm, Jesus says, “To him who overcomes and does My will to the end, I will give authority over the nations… just as I have received authority from My Father.” And the Great Commission itself is based on this same authority delegated to faithful believers: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-19). With such authority, we need never be timid or apologetic about our mission!
Jesus, thank You for the authority we have in Your Name!
(From a group that prays for the Arabian Peninsula. Names and locations are confidential)
“I was caused to bow in awe before God the other day when a fellow worker shared with me the news of the amazing fruit of the seed of his relationship with an imam (mosque caller and teacher) in the city where we live. Over time as a relationship developed, the imam came to respect his friend and asked for a copy of the Bible. Before long, he came back and asked for 10 more copies for some of his colleagues. A month later he returned again, when my friend asked him how many more were needed, he replied, “Can you give me 90?” Another month passed and another request was made as the imam shared that there were now 300 more of his colleagues who were in need of the Scriptures. This ‘order’ was fulfilled stretching over a number of months.
You can imagine our amazement at his final and most recent request, the imam apologized for troubling his friend once again, and asked for 3,000 copies of God’s Word in this land!Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for lasting fruit among these households where the Word is being read and studied. Pray that God’s Word will draw Muslim leaders to embrace Christ, and teach His ways in the mosques of the Arabian Peninsula.-JS