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The River That Can’t Be Stopped

One of our favorite holiday spots is in Jasper, Alberta where we have rented a cabin beside the ever-flowing Athabasca River. I can sit mesmerized beside that river for a long time and wonder where the river is coming from and where it is going. Its journey seems mysterious to me. I also see another River in the supernatural realm. It is flowing all over the Muslim world! Can you see it? Perhaps you are actually in the River going along with the flow. Or maybe you are still waiting to see the River. In some places the River is moving swiftly but most of the time it is gently moving and if you look close the waters are sparkling with the glory of the Spirit of God. Occasionally the River looks muddy but it is moving nonetheless. And sometimes it appears the River is frozen and we have to wait for Spring to come in order to see the water melt. Surely it will flow again.

Terrifying things are happening nowadays in the Middle East. We need some signs of hope and encouragement! Well, the Holy Spirit is making waves these days. Technology has opened the cyber waves to send the Good News of Jesus Christ to all the nations in the world where the presence of outside Christians is not allowed. Even cyber church is going on in the privacy of homes of Muslim seekers and believers of Muslim background. Muslims can download reading or listening to the Bible in their languages. If they have questions they can ask an expert on Answering Islam or they can chat on-line. There has been a surge of Somalis visiting The Voice of New Life. Large numbers of Muslim adults, youth and children are accessing the excellent programs produced by Arab World Media. I am so impressed what Arab World Media is doing! You will really be encouraged. And if that is not amazing enough then discover how the Spirit is stirring and speaking to Muslims in dreams while they are asleep. The book, “I Dared To Call Him Father” documents the phenomenon of God revealing Jesus to a Muslim woman through dreams. I once met a renown Muslim woman at an airport. After introducing myself she asked what brought me to visit that city. I replied, “I will be speaking at a conference.” “What about?” she asked inquisitively. “About how Muslims are seeing Jesus Christ in their dreams.” There was no argument or debate. What can one say to such mysterious working of God? Internet, satellite television, dreams, and books are all very exciting means of getting the River of God to move across the globe.

But wait, there’s more. There’s YOU ministering to a Muslim woman in Chicago, Toronto, or London. Perhaps no one sees you except God. You love Fatima and prayed for her and patiently tried to explain new truths to her. One day the light bulb turned on in Fatima’s awakened soul. She understood and gave her life to Jesus. A new mysterious River started moving through her and flowed on to Zahra…then to Maryam….and on to Ayesha. We Christian women are becoming aware of the opportunity to reach Muslim women with the Gospel. Now we are starting to run with the vision. It’s a marathon for sure but with perseverance and anointing from the Holy Spirit we will run the race right to the finish line. We will take precious Muslim women into the River with us.

There is no limit to what God is doing. We have the privilege to live in the midst of this kairos time in history. No one can stop the River, which gives Life wherever it goes. Some try to stop it but it’s impossible. No one can control the Holy Spirit. He is untamable. Yes!

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