Touching Turkey

COPY of pre-blog email (as in ‘About’).:

Dear Friends,
“The Lord is really working in Turkey.  He’s on the verge of doing some-thing that’s quite big, we’re certain of it” – ”He’s giving us many signs of His Presence and we believe this is to prepare us for quickly gathering a huge harvest”.
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Thus reported ‘K’ and his church-planter friend at a Pastors & Leaders Conference in Toronto.  I happened to be watching this on GodTV during the same week I last wrote about Turkey.  Also at that time, ‘G’ was pleased to inform me of 5 baptisms at the church he’s associated with out there.
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So, Turkey has been catching my attention for a while in both a secular and spiritual way.  My own words cannot convey the fantastic news shared on that TV conference, but here’s a hint:
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First, church-planter gave a brief account of how the last couple of his 18 years missionary work in this large un-evangelised nation have radically changed following an ‘open heavens’ visitation at his church in 2008 accompanied with visions, healings, salvation and deliverance!  Praise You Lord!
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He explained that Muslims regard God as very distant and unapproachable, so the evangelists simply pray for each to be introduced to Him through Jesus.  Consequently, over 90% get affected one way or another, often gaining great peace and having a personal encounter from Jesus.
His associate then gave a few examples of a many wonderful encounters, here’s two:
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> one attendee, an atheist, did not respond but went away with some literature.  Whilst was mulling over matters he was alarmed to see a boy dashing out into heavy traffic. He then called out for help to the One he’d heard about – next he saw a large glowing hand appear and snatch the boy to safety!!  Wow!  It left the unsaved man profoundly moved for, after weeping all night, he came into the Kingdom the next day.
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> after prayer, another man lay under the Spirit’s power and made gestures with his hand as though drinking.  He reported that he saw Jesus come to him speaking in the three languages he knows, told him to read the Bible and gave him a chalice to drink from.
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The account of how the missionary’s work exploded is rather telling.  After it happened the denomination covering his mission investigated and told him to desist from working with the Holy Spirit!  Huh?  Even if the reason may have been out of due regard to the authorities and difficulties encountered in establishing a local church, there was no question of his obeying man over God.  Thus booted out of church fellowship without any funding he started a new church entirely from scratch, with many more Muslims coming into the Kingdom.
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That missionary had been asked on stage by the session’s speaker John Arnott, founding pastor of Catch The Fire, Toronto.  Last year, John had responded to the invitation to visit Turkey where, he said, “My eyes were opened”.  He saw first–hand what the Lord is doing as well as hearing direct about the tremendous harvest in Iran.  Therefore, John briefed conference delegates upon what Joel Rosenberg has reported in his book Inside The Revolution, which I’ve read and want to update you about later.
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>  continued in Not Many People Know

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