Metro Voice is launching a new “Watch and Pray” column. The goal is to live out the biblical imperative. This week we focus on Africa and Mozambique.
1. We underestimate the power of prayer forgetting that: Elijah prayed … and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. James/5/17 Paul and Silas prayed… and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; Acts/16/26 By prayer, Joshua made the sun stand still. By the prayer of Hezekiah God sent an angel and killed in one night 185,000 men in Sennacherib’s army (2 Kings 19).
If we believed in God more we would pray with more persistence and determination.
2. We are not aware enough of the bloody atrocities of Islamic fundamentalists (especially in Africa)… almost daily beheadings of children as young as 11…over 250,000 children starving in Mozambique alone. Isis wants the natural gas and other resources and are willing to kill every Christian they can. Praying for the root cause of this deadly Christian persecution is a pattern made clear by old testament prayer warriors.
Islamist rebels laying siege to the city of Palma added to the humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique. An estimated 700,000 people have been displaced and more than 2,600 killed in the conflict against the extremist rebels, according to the U.N.
A weekly prayer request for persecuted Christian’s in our Sunday bulletins would be a sound start. The root cause however could be as simple as lack of Christian fellowship between continents. Try asking a missionary friend if he knows any individual or overseas church with who you could exchange prayer requests.
3. Radical Islamist move toward domination: In other parts of the world the Islamic goal for world domination is happening quickly. The situation in Nigeria is now the bloodiest and the point of the ISIS drive world wide.
What happens in Nigeria will likely determine the future of Africa and the world…with our future closely linked…yet our government does nothing. Africa and Africans seem to mean little to this and previous administrations. Other problem areas include India, the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Lebanon and nearly every country in the world. Christians are having more success at evangelism but with multiple wives the Muslims are reproducing at a much greater rate and need more land for their progeny…our land. They do not take to the Chinese solution of birth control.
A very escalated military invasion of Mozambique is expected before the end of this month. It is very likely that our future and our children’s lives depend on HOW WE RESPOND…this week…to the problems in Nigeria and Mozambique…intense prayer…writing letters to senators…developing relationships with people on other continents.
A book you might consider reading is Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West by Dr. William Kilpatrick
–Submitted to Metro Voice