A few weeks ago I shared with you of the greatest opportunity I’ve received yet in 30 years of ministry, and that is to broadcast the gospel to a potential viewing audience of 450 million people, a majority of them being among the Arabic tongue.
Truly the following Scripture continues to come to pass in our time:
“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined” (Is. 9:2, Mt. 4:16).
The word of the Lord came unto us just a few days ago concerning this broadcast and He said:
“Let the people understand that I’m working a work in another people that cannot be seen at this time, but they are finding ways to watch and see.”
As an example, in Iran it is illegal for people to watch Christian television. Many have satellite dishes that the government occasionally will dismantle and take down, but then in time the same people put up them up again. They are hungry for truth, love, and freedom. In many parts of the world, especially in the Middle East, young Muslim converts get most of their Christian teaching from the Roman Catholic and Orthodox religious networks or from the typical American “get-rich, cheap grace, best-life now” programming. They are starving for the revelation of the living Word. Additionally, there are many Muslims who watch these programs who are seekers and not yet saved. The Lord has given us an amazing opportunity to reach and impact them.
The Spirit of God continued to give us understanding by saying:
“This is a “kairos” time (an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment [the ‘supreme moment’]) for you and many of My people – a season of divine connections and open doors. As the waters cover the sea, so shall the knowledge of the Lord cover the earth (Is. 11:9). There shall be a meeting of the needs and a supply of My Spirit for all who seek Me.
“So understand this, that in this time there are going to be movings of My Spirit that you will not be able to see. But I will surely show you and bring to your attention those things in degrees, so that you will be encouraged and know that I am moving underground in these places where My people are.
“I am going to give you bits and pieces of information and testimonies so that you can be encouraged and know what I am doing on the earth. There will not be a lot released because the underground activity must be kept this way for a time and a season, but there will be enough that comes forward that you will know I am working through this broadcast.
“Put this understanding in those who are supporting you in this.”
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for those core of friends who have responded to my sincere appeal for your partnership. Progress has been made, and funds are slowly increasing. My prayer is that each one who has made a monthly pledge will keep it, so that we can maintain a steady budget. Unlike most television ministries that have a large network of support or a mega church that covers their expenses, we live and travel on a shoe string budget, but God has always been faithful to pay for what He authors. We know, however, that He uses His people to do so.
This broadcast opportunity is unfolding right before our eyes and quickly becoming a reality, thanks to the gifts and generosity of God’s people. We do have enough to start, but need more monthly partners to make it a once a week broadcast, and then rebroadcast the same program twice a week. This will result in reaching a greater percentage of Arabic people.
As it is now, we are scheduled to be in Tulsa at the beginning of February to record three months worth of programming – that’s 13 – 30 minute programs! Please help us by sending your gifts designated to “Arabic Broadcasting” to:
Holy Fire Ministries, PO Box 4527, Windham, NH 03087
Let us know if you have any issues with the forms, as some have not been able to process their giving all the way through. We are working on removing the glitch.
ONE LAST WORD: I’ve used this medium to write well over 300 blogs that continue to be a blessing to many – all without consideration of funds or partnership in giving and receiving. We also write a weekly blog for Charisma magazine that goes out to 4 million subscribers for which I receive no compensation. That’s a revelation to some people who have actually accused me of being a money-grabbing preacher. Wow! If they only knew! Lord, forgive them.
Please do not misjudge me for coming to you and asking you to help us with this broadcast. Even now I am looking for ways to cut expenses during our stay in Tulsa to record the programming, so that all monies can go directly into the actual broadcast. Instead of reserving a hotel and a car, we are staying with a friend and possibly using another friend’s car, so that we may “provide things honest in the sight of all men” and most of all, in the sight of God.
Thank you once again for taking the time to read this and for your love and understanding.