God raised Jesus from the dead and set him free from the agony of death, because death could not hold him (Acts 2:24 EXB).
If there is one thing that so-called IS, Communism and consumerism have in common it is that they have no time for the claims of Jesus. The One who came to save the world remains unwanted by many in His own world. Many regimes consider Him a spent force, but whether conditions outwardly are favourable or not to the spread of the gospel, Jesus is at work in incredible power in so many people’s hearts.
It was during the Fire from the Isles conference that I first heard the extraordinary story of the Cave Church in Cairo, in which great glory falls as people seek the Lord. Behind any great move of God you will find human channels – and costly sacrificial decisions. When the Lord called Farahat Ibrahim to minister to the thousands of garbage collectors in Cairo, it took six months for him and his wife to reach a place of willingness to work in that most insalubrious of environments. Continue reading