Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Only one person responded—but what a miracle

 Testimony of Mike Evans
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"It was 1991 during the first Gulf War. I had just had a nine-hour surgery for a serious neck problem, and I was physically discouraged. I threw my pain medications in the toilet and said, “God, I want to get my mind off of myself and do something great for you.”

He said, “Then go to Saudi Arabia and preach.”

Dr. Mike Evans in the Middle East during the first Gulf War
I said, “Lord, I can’t. I am Jewish, and they cut heads off there.” But I went as God commanded. In downtown Dhahran just before I was going to preach, I said, “We will have a song,” and a U.S. African-American soldier began singing “His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me”!

The next morning, the Lord said, “Go to the Dhahran International Hotel and shake the hand of the first man through the door and say 'May I go with you?'” I did, and that man said yes. I later learned he was a Saudi prince and a commander of the Saudi Air Force and multinational forces in the region. He interpreted as I shared Christ with the Egyptian high command officers and Syrian army leaders!

You see, the Lord promises us power only after we step out by faith and attempt something great for Him. I did what God said; radical obedience is when we do whatever He says no matter what. After days of preaching wherever God opened the door, I went to northern Iraq after the fighting ended to bring help and comfort to the Kurdish refugees who had been gassed by Saddam Hussein.

I heard the still, small voice of God instructing me to preach one last sermon on Jonah and Nineveh. I did the best I could, telling how Jonah rebelled against God but finally went to Nineveh. I told of the king’s repentance and the revival that broke out because of Jonah’s obedience. When I asked if anyone wanted to come to Christ, only one person responded—an old man in a dusty robe. I was as disappointed as Jonah had been. My interpreter was concerned about my reaction and asked, “Why aren’t you rejoicing?”

“I’m happy for one soul,” I said, “but I was hoping for more.”

“My dear brother,” the interpreter said, “the one soul who just found Jesus is the current king of Nineveh! He is the Kurdish sheik of sixteen provinces, and the capital is the site of ancient Nineveh. He has accepted Jesus and has invited you to go to Nineveh, because he believes if you will preach, they will repent.” Many, many people were saved there through that open door that God’s favor provided. Years later I was invited back to Iraq on a state invitation by the president just because he heard that I was willing to give my life to save his people.

What is God’s favor, and how can you live in it? Favor is “unmerited grace; regard shown by another, especially a superior; an act of kindness; a token of love; effort on one’s behalf.” Because you are His child, God, in an act of kindness and as a token of His love, extends unmerited grace and works tirelessly on your behalf. Not only does He bestow favor on you, He blesses you with favor and affirmation from those around you. Keep reading for how you can get this teaching that transformed my life…but first I must share this urgent need with you.

So far 2,470 loving friends have given $246,980 toward the Operations Center on the Ambassador Floor (5th floor) of the Jerusalem World Center, but we are still $28,020 short of reaching this crucial goal. But I have some wonderful news to share with you. But I have some wonderful news to share with you. A dear friend and partner has agreed to match your gift! Whatever you give today will be doubled. If you give $100, it is like giving $200. If you give $500, it is like giving $1000. Please be as generous as you can when you send your gift.

If there was ever a time when we need to rally behind Israel, it is right NOW. We have a huge opportunity to touch the world from the Holy City through the construction and equipping of our new Operations Center in the Jerusalem World Center. This will be the command and control center for everything we do, including organizing help for victims of terror, Holocaust survivors, and every possible need we can help meet. Our goal is based on the prophetic word of the Lord: “Comfort ye, comfort ye, My people, saith your God” (Isaiah 40:1).

The team that will operate and manage all of these outreaches (and more in the future) is being assembled. We have legal, management, property development, construction, programming and other staff—and they must have a place to work. The fifth floor of your Jerusalem World Center will be the Operations Center…but we must make this happen now so we can stay on schedule for everything that is to follow.
        For your gift of any amount…

We will send you this brand new Star of David bookmark.

Each time you see it in your Bible or the book you are reading, you will be reminded of your commitment to stand with Israel and the Jewish people in prayer.

        With your gift of $30 or more…

We will send you the bookmark and a copy of my book Living in the F.O.G. (Favor of God).

In this book I reveal the most important revelation God has ever given me—a truth from Scripture that revolutionized every part of my life…and can do the same for you.

If you are able to send a gift of $80 or more, we will send you an autographed hardback edition of the book.

   Perhaps you would be able to do even more.
    For your gift of $1000 or more…

We will place your name or the name of someone you wish to honor or remember in the Hall of Righteous Gentiles in the museum.

In addition, we will send you the bookmark, a copy of Living in the F.O.G. and this large silver-trimmed Yemenite shofar. I have one in my office, and it is both a beautiful piece and a great reminder to pray.        
Remember that your gift today will be doubled by the matching gift offer to do twice as much to help us reach this urgent goal.
Your support of the Jerusalem Prayer Team today allows us to continue our work on the Righteous Gentile Heritage Center, to stand up and speak out for Israel, and to meet urgent humanitarian needs among the poor Jewish people living in Israel. Thank you so much for being part of this vital worldwide prayer movement.

Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.
Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.

Your ambassador to Jerusalem,
Dr. Mike Evans"
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