“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5
We are journeying to a dark place. But penetrating the heart of darkness is something our God knows about. Christ dealt it the deathblow. Still, He has given us the privilege of struggling and doing battle against the darkness in His name and on the behalf of our imprisoned fellow man. The people of Madagascar are in danger of their lives. They are held captive by famine, poverty, taboos and the dark powers of this world who wish them nothing but death.
I don’t want to be vague about this: Satan and the demons he commands are real and they really hate God and His creation. That’s us and that’s the people on Madagascar. Satan works by attacking us with lies, fear, and shame and they are all visible in Madagascar. But we Christians are not helpless. We are called to stand against and fight Satan! As Doug and I go out, we go as Christian soldiers empowered by Christ’s death and the Holy Spirit’s life within us. Because of this, we know we are more than conquerors. We go to set the captives, those who walk in fear of taboos, those who have not heard the name of Christ, those who will die eternally if we do nothing, we go to set them free by the power and in the name of Jesus Christ–Savior, Lord, and King!
But we cannot do it alone.
This is a battle. No one ever goes into battle alone. We need you who are here on the homefront to constantly be supporting us through prayer. The fire of the gospel will be fed through the fuel of prayer. I firmly believe that God called me not merely to involve me in this war but to involve you as well. You have the chance to fight for something. Please help us fight this war! By praying, you are blessed with the opportunity to make an eternal impact. Your prayer will save lives.
Are you in?
If so here’s the plan . . .
“There is a general kind of praying which fails for lack of precision. It is as if a regiment of soldiers should all fire off their guns anywhere. Possibly somebody would be killed, but the majority of the enemy would be missed.” – Charles Spurgeon
I firmly agree with Mr. Spurgeon. When we pray we want to aim for particular targets. Now this is only possible with specifics, and specifics in war only come through direct intel.
That is our job. We provide the intel, you provide the firepower (technically God is providing the power but think of yourself as the gun through which God is firing lethal bullets at Satan and his army and things start getting a lot cooler).
I will be doing my best to provide you with the most specific, direct, up-to-date details I can in order that you can pray most effectively.
Maybe this doesn’t sound all that important to you. I’m sorry–it is. It is as important as a life.
“None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.” – Martin Luther
I so want you to join us on our journey. As I’ve said, we need you. You have a chance to learn by experience how powerful prayer is.
I pray you will.