Sunday, May 28, 2006

Remarkably Good News From Iraq

Unprecedented religious freedom has finally come to Iraq because of U.S. military action there, and more Iraqi Muslims are becoming followers of Jesus Christ today than at any other time in the history of the country.

That was the message delivered by retired Iraqi General Georges Sada last night at a private dinner just outside of Washington, D.C., and then at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia where Sada spoke to more than 1,000 people.

What an awesome and powerful story! This is the best news yet that, of course, most of the mainstream media does not want to report. They totally miss the importance and significance of the spiritual transformation of people from the Muslim religion towards the One Truth which can only be found in Jesus Christ.

God's Word tells us that we do not only fight against flesh and blood, but also powers and principalities in the spiritual realm.

Ephesians 6:12 - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

The Holy Spirit is alive and active in Iraq; quickening the hearts, minds, and souls of the people!

Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Col 2:15 [And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Sada concluded the evening with a heart-felt message of thanks to the American people for liberating his country and said all peace-loving people should "kneel down and thank the [American] mothers and fathers who have sacrificed their sons and daughters for the sake of freedom in Iraq." He asked for patience as Iraq's fledgling democracy builds a foundation and finds its way. But he also said there is far more good news in Iraq today than is being reported by the national news media.

Why is he taking such risks to share the good news? I asked him. "There is an Arab proverb which says, 'Don't be a mute Satan,'" he told me. "If you know the truth, you have an obligation to tell everyone."


Susan Smith said...

What a beautiful positive post Christine! You have blessed my life this sunny & hot Monday in the Holy Land. You are celebrating Memorial Day in America this week. We will celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost) on Friday.

God bless you this day & love to my little sister on the West Coast from Jerusalem. (ss)

Christinewjc said...

Thanks Susan. This indeed is great news and I wish that the mainstream media would cover it.

The current transformation of souls in Iraq through the Person of Jesus Christ is certainly an historical event. Jesus told us that as the end times near, the Gospel would be spread to every corner of the earth.

Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Five years ago, who would have thought that the name of Jesus would be lifted up, claimed, and worshipped by former Muslims in Iraq? It would have seemed impossible...

Mat 19:26 But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Mar 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Mar 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.