Daily Topic for December 31, 2014

Luke 1: 64, ESV
And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

Zechariah had been put in a place where he could not speak because of his unbelief. But after the miraculous birth of his son, He could speak again. All he could do is praise the living God for who He is and what He would do! Have you ever been in a place where the Lord has had to set you aside for a season because of your unbelief?

Pray that weary followers of Christ in the Middle East will be refreshed by a renewal of faith in the Lord this coming year. Pray that they will remember what God has done and be emboldened to tell others of His graciousness.

Breakthroughs in Algeria!

by JS

CHARISMANEWS, an online Christian publication, recently reported, “Revival Breaks Out in Land Once Hostile to Christianity.” (http://www.charismanews.com/world/43406-revival-breaks-out-in-land-once-hostile-to-christianity) That country is Algeria. It, along with all of North Africa from Casablanca in Morocco to Tripoli, Libya, is experiencing an unprecedented explosion of Christian growth. Some believe that the arrival of satellite TV and the Internet have dramatically changed people’s perception of Christianity. TV shows Arab Christians discussing their faith and exchanging points of view with one another.
One Christian filmmaker documenting this phenomenon reports that he has recorded testimonies of men and women of all ages telling him of their experiences of sitting in a room and seeing the presence and reality of God appear to them like a vision. A leading Algerian pastor says, “God has given to us many opportunities to witness at the police stations. Once they gave me 45 minutes to speak about Jesus, as they said, ‘Tell us about Jesus.’” God has put it upon Algerian hearts to send 1000 missionaries by the year 2025. In fact this pastor envisions missionaries going to America to reach Muslims there!

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Thank the Lord for answering GPD reader’s prayers for Algeria when we prayed for that country two years ago this month. Ask God to continue to pour out His Holy Spirit on Algeria. Pray that many will be drawn to Christ as they see the changed lives of their Christian neighbors. Pray that God will embolden these believers to carry out the Great Commission wherever He directs them.

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