Brag On God Friday
Delighting and bragging on God as a
"The ultimate goal of God in all of history is to uphold and display his glory for the enjoyment of the reedmed from every tribe and tongue and people and nation."
Did you know that we are in the most exciting time in history to be involved in His Great Commission. “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (Mt 9:37) Do you believe that about the people around you? “…I will draw all men to myself…” (Jn 12:32-33) God IS working on the people around you. Look... here are real time decisions of people trusting Jesus.
In “The Faith Equation,” Dr. Marvin Bittinger, Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University and author of over 175college math textbooks, claims that by 2033 every person on the planet capable of understanding the gospel will have been presented the gospel, according to modern evangelism
Wow! We don't have that much longer till the work is done... I don't want to get to the end and be one of the 99% that never started the task.
So I said we are in the most exciting time in history. Here's why I say that. Here is what God is doing all over the world.
34,000 people come to Christ in South America everyday
28-37,000 new Chinese believers daily
23-25,000 new African believers daily
Every hour, 667 Muslims turn to Jesus. Which is 16,000 every day.
Egypt – some reports say 1 million Egyptians have trusted Christ over the past decade or so. The largest Christian congregation in the Middle East, meets in an enormous cave on the of Cairo. Some 10,000 believers worship there every weekend.
Afghanistan – only 17 Muslims came to Christ before 9/11/01, but now more than 10,000
Kazakstan – there were only 3 known Christians in 1990, but now more than 15,000
Sudan – more than 1 million Sudanese have converted to Christianity just since 2000 despite a radical Islamic regime and an on-going genocide that has killed more than 200,000. Seminaries are being held in caves to train pastors to shepherd the huge numbers of people coming to Christ.
Iran – in 1979, there were only 500 known Muslim converts to Christianity, but today Iranian pastors and evangelical leaders say there are more than 1 million Iranian believers in Jesus Christ, most of whom meet in underground house churches. One of the most dramatic developments is that many Muslims are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus and thus coming into churches explaining that they have already converted and now need a Bible and guidance on how to follow Jesus.”
Worldwide: that is 174,000 new belivers everyday!
David B. Barret and ToddM. Johnson of the Global Evangelism Movement.
The opportunity has never been more dramatic and the need has never been so huge.
You have been placed strategically in this very place, for this very time! Acts 17:26 – “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”
We get to be a part of this amazing revival, through the power of the Holy Spirit leaving results to God. But it takes strategy. Just like Jonathan, he didn’t just hope his mission in the battle against the Philistines would just happen as he continued on with his life-hanging out in the palace playing…
Are you are serious about the Great Commission? You can tell if you’ve taken personal responsibility for it by seeing if you have a plan to pull it off.
Brag on God Friday's is a link up to brag about God. You can share any post about how He came through for you when you took a step of faith, how He answered a prayer, what He showed you through His Word about Himself, how He gave a glimpse of Himself through His creation, basically anyway you have seen Him reveal Himself.
If you would like to use this opportunity to brag on God, go ahead and link up. Just post my button (found on the side bar on the right or under the BOGF tab) or link within your post so others can find us and hear about how awesome God is. After you have linked your post, ask God to speak to you through the others linked up and leave them a brief encouraging comment.
We have arrived in Cambodia. It is very early in the morning of Day 1. I will post tonight about our day and how God is revealing His heart to the nations.
7/14/2011 10:45:10 am
Wow ... loved all the details in this..... how exciting!! For once your blog came up straight away today so I could respond back to you. I am not sure why but most of the time it takes 3-5 mins for your page to load. I try to comment back but am not always successful when I do the verification phase so just know I appreciate your link up with 'Inspire me'. This is so inspiring. Looking forward to hearing more of Cambodia :)
7/14/2011 11:53:05 am
That is incredible! I want to read Radical. My pastor has been talking about it in his sermons, and he is passionate about the focus of it. What a great reminder to keep focusing on spreading the Word!
7/14/2011 01:35:37 pm
wow, lovely and praying you will have an awesome time in Asia. God continue to grace your life Amen!
7/14/2011 03:49:05 pm
Awesome, awesome God. 1/10th of all the people who've ever lived on this planet are alive in this generation! How like God to design the population boom to correspond with the technological and communication and travel advances -- For God so loved the world!
7/15/2011 12:47:00 pm
What a challenging post! Praying for you as you are right in the middle of really practicing this!
Every time I see that video by David Platt it gives me chills -- so powerful -- and so convicting. So often I sit in my own paradigm and my own ideas of needs and I NEED to live for Jesus. not me.
7/16/2011 01:10:34 am
Such an awesome post!
7/16/2011 04:13:04 am
So true! Yes, we have lost the urgency of sharing the gospel. Thank you for this great reminder. God bless you as you live for Him.
Almost didn't leave a comment cuz I felt so convicted about my life. And overwhelmed by the need for Jesus in the world. And my reluctance to take up my own cross.
It is so easy to become jaded in our full lives of stuff, service, whatever and not care about the world that God loves. I have read Radical and want to be alive to what God gives me to do. Thank you for sharing your passion and inspiring others to be part of reaching the world.
10/23/2012 01:08:05 am
Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice article
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