It’s serious…

Afghanistan is falling apart.  As the United States has withdrawn, the Taliban has stepped in.   Russia and China have now offered support to the Taliban.  The world’s stage has literally changed overnight. 

The situation is dire in Afghanistan.  The pictures are horrifying.  The Taliban is hunting down Christians and anyone that supported the United States. 

The question a lot of people are asking is, “Where is God in all this?”  The answer is that He’s in you and me.  We are to be God’s  presence in this chaotic world.  I would encourage you to spend less time watching the news and more time on your knees.   Jesus tells us to pray for God’s Kingdom to be established here on earth, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”  (Matthew 6:10)

The Bible says that we are His ambassadors. (2 Corinthians 5:20) You can think of the church as His embassy.   Jesus said of this embassy, “I will build My church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”  (Matthew 16:18)  Jesus’ embassy will never be overrun or taken by the enemy.

I don’t know what’s going to happen in Afghanistan, but I do know God is in control and that His church will continue.  I also know that the real battle is not going to be won with guns and ammo, but with fasting and prayer.  (Matthew 17:21)

It’s time to put on the full armor of God and fight this battle in prayer. 

Pray for…

1.  Physical protection and provision
2.  Spiritual protection and provision.
3.  Gospel Advance.

Don’t forget to pray for our Leaders.
Remember Jesus words, “In this world you will have tribulation, but I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)

Were all in this together,

Pastor Bill

Anne Graham Lotz has a great prayer to pray for the Afghan people:

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