In north India, Brother Jonathan (see Day 19) met with a coalition of 1,000 pastors working in Uttar Pradesh (UP). One young minister told him: “I bang on my drum until a crowd comes and then I preach the Gospel. We see people’s hearts touched, we see them repent and we see the birth of a church.”
“What about other times?” “Oh, they beat me.” “What do you do then?” “When I wake up I ride to the next village.” Jonathan noted there are 1,000 other young ministers like him riding around UP State on their bicycles doing the same thing. The result is that UP State has gone from almost no Christians to about three percent Christians – about 6,000,000 believers. The spark for the Gospel wildfire is the Holy Spirit, Jonathan observes. “Dreams and visions are becoming so common among Muslims that when we meet someone for the first time we ask if they’ve had any strange dreams lately.”
Among Hindus and Buddhists he is seeing signs and wonders. One pastor told Jonathan, “Maybe we’re lazy, but we don’t want to spend 12 weeks convincing them that Jesus is God. We just want God to show up.” “When the church is persecuted the church thrives,” Jonathan notes.
Source: Joel News International
Bible Study: 1 Corinthians 14:20-25
PRAISE God for the dedication of these Christians.
PRAY that God will continuously show up with power.