Marilyn and I recently returned from our first visit to Israel, where we were invited to participate in a conference with leaders from around the world. While there, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern nation of Israel, the day of Pentecost, and the establishment of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. After all we heard, saw, and felt we are more convinced than ever that we are living in a powerful prophetic time on the earth.
The Lord God is demonstrating His great faithfulness to His people to the nations of the world, by miraculously bringing them back to the land, fulfilling numerous Old Testament prophecies. What a powerful sign of the Lord’s remembrance. “Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance.” Psalm 106:46, 4-5 About 33 years ago in our small home group in Southport, North Carolina, three men who were traveling through town visited us. We had never seen them before, nor have we since. During the meeting they began prophesying. When they got to me they said; “God will send you to the nations, your full time staff will be much larger than the group assembled here today and you will minister in several cities and nations.” At the time it seemed completely absurd, way beyond anything we could imagine. We put it soundly on the shelf. Now the Lord has brought it back to our hearts in blazing color as He reminds us that it is His work done through His grace and power.
In the entrance to our church in Cuenca and throughout our network we are celebrating a prophetic vision given to us by separate sources on four distinct occasions. They saw lights going out from Cuenca to various cities in Ecuador and into countries around the world. God was going to make us a sending church and we were called to be a blessing to the nations. At the time, we were a church of less than 100, but we guarded these words in our hearts. Now as we see all the Lord has brought us into, this prophetic vision is brought into remembrance, affirming His will and sovereign working in our lives.
Thank you for your faithful and generous support and encouragement through the years. We pray that the Lord bring you into remembrance of all the promises, visions, and plans He has given you for;
“Faithful is He who who calls you, He will bring it to pass.” 1Thess. 5:24