Daily Topic for November 30, 2012
Satan “snatched away” the Word from Turkey hundreds of years ago. But the Word of the Lord has not been extinguished, thanks to bold people like Isik. Even in very difficult and dangerous situations, God raises up people who will take His Word to the lost. This may or may not be the time when the gospel penetrates the hearts of Muslim Turks, but they have the chance to hear.
Pray that Muslim Turks will respond to the efforts of Christ’s ambassadors.
Once the cradle of Christianity and the home of the seven churches of Revelation, modern day Turkey has become a Muslim stronghold. But that may be starting to change due to one dynamic woman. Isik Abla is a Turkish believer in Christ. Her program is the most widely viewed Christian satellite TV program in the Turkish language, and it is rapidly growing more popular. In February 2012 her website received 255,000 hits, even from places as far away as Sweden, China, and Japan. A report from the International Turkish Network states that it sees evidence of an awakening in Turkey with many Muslims receiving Jesus into their hearts.
Isik’s live call-in show entitled, “The Way, The Truth, and The Life” has touched upon some sensitive spiritual issues. In January she felt the Lord telling her to talk about demon possession. She was very nervous about it, but the show received more call-ins than from any other program. Later she talked to one woman for over two hours, casting demons out of her. On the following program the woman called in giving her testimony of redemption and healing.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for Isik’s program to rekindle faith in Christ throughout Turkey. Pray for vibrant churches to grow out of this ministry.