Daily Topic for June 08, 2013
This comment made by the angel of the Lord to Daniel gives us some insight into what happens when we pray. We know from this passage that the Lord responds to our prayers. In this case he sent His angel to Daniel. But notice that the answer to this prayer was delayed because of the work of the enemy, the Prince of Persia. It may take much regular prayer before the Lord breaks through the spiritual darkness. Will you be one who prays for the unreached nations until the Lord is victorious?
Continue to pray for the peoples we lifted up this month.
“In the name of the Lord Jesus, I deliberately set my feet on the soil of Bali and claim it for Him.” To that original faith claim, Dr. R.A. Jaffrey later added, “The light of the gospel preached by Spirit-filled missionaries will drive out the millions of demons of darkness, and these people, enchained by the devil so long, will be set free.”
Rodger and Lelia Lewis were among those early missionaries who started their work in Bali in the early 1950s-and yes, demons were driven out, and people were set free. But it was a battle, according to the book, The Battle for Bali. With Hinduism intricately woven into the fabric of both family and culture, to choose to follow Christ often meant ostracism and economic isolation for the Balinese people.
Though Rodger went to be with the Lord in 1999, Lelia still serves among the Balinese. They have had an enduring influence on the island. A church planting movement is now in the early stages among the Balinese.
Pray for healthy house fellowships led by Balinese lay believers to reproduce. Pray for national and foreign laborers to walk in humility and spiritual freedom, and to appropriate the weapons of the spiritual warfare which rages before them.-RL/RA
3,280,000 Hindus, 5,000 believers
Status: Engaged in a church planting movement (CPM) effortLearn more at joshuaproject.net
Location: Bali Island, just to the east of Java Island