緊急禱告呼召:時代的徵兆 09/2009
9/22/2009


 

 


緊急禱告呼召:時代的徵兆

Urgent Call to Prayer: Signs of the Times


漸漸的顯明

 

對美國的教會來説現在是一個關鍵時刻,我們要明白這個時代的走向以及我們該做的事情。在自然界發生的事正在顯明靈界所發生的事。一個巨大的靈界衝突正在形成,伊斯蘭教大膽彰顯的潮流正在興起。本周有幾件事同時發生。第一,我們的總統最近特意讚揚並且鼓勵穆斯林的禁食禱告聖日:拉馬丹日(Ramadan)。 他在美國全國禱告日上保持沉默,卻對拉馬丹大聲支持。有趣的是,同時有一位新興教會的領袖號召基督徒在同一個時間做40天的禁食禱告,目的是使教會可以更好地了解我們的穆斯林朋友。我們都贊同了解穆斯林,但我們必須要有屬靈的分辨力,因爲這一股黑暗的勢力已經侵入我們的國家。

 

關注的緣由

 

現在穆斯林正在籌備組織在九月25日在首都華盛頓的穆斯林禱告日(http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/)。他們呼召5万穆斯林信徒到華盛頓的廣場聚會禱告。以下是這次歷史性的聚會的組織人之一的原話:“穆斯林應該在白宮遊行,如果阿拉允許的話,我們要到白宮去,這樣伊斯蘭教就會得勝,白宮就會成爲伊斯蘭教掌權的地方。”這不是空話,他們說出了一個屬靈黑暗勢力的企圖,也說出了將要臨到美國的大災難。

 


神聖的時刻

 

其實只要其中的一個事件就會使我們醒悟到這樣一個觸目驚心的時刻的到來,但是當所有這些事件同時發生的時候,就向我們敲響了一個巨大的屬靈警鐘,所有禱告的教會都必須起來響應。然而我相信這是神所允許的時刻,神再次導演了像以斯帖記中發生的事件,如果我們為她禁食禱告,她就可以成爲在伊斯蘭的眼皮底下揭露黑暗勢力的一個有力聲音,並且為美國的穆斯林信徒的得救之日散發出明亮的希望之光。

 

頭版消息

 

下禮拜一,一位17嵗的年輕女孩瑞芙卡。巴瑞 Rifqa Bary )就要成爲美國新聞的頭版消息。她是在一個非常虔誠極端的穆斯林家庭堛齯j,四年前,在一次聖靈極大的動工下,瑞芙卡接受耶穌作爲她的救主。她隱藏自己信仰的轉變,暗暗禱告,不讓她的父母看見她的聖經。但是在Facebook上,她對耶穌的愛被俄亥俄州的激進穆斯林社區發現。瑞芙卡的父親威脅她棄絕耶穌,不然就要按照可蘭經的命令處死她。她已經成爲一位堅定的基督徒,她決不願意棄絕主,就逃到奧蘭多市,一個基督教會和家庭接待照顧她。現在,她的父親上告到法院要把她帶囘由他監管。主要的電視媒體已經播放了她的故事。在這個時刻美國的教會對我們同為一體的姐妹的遭遇應該如何回應呢?
 

明顯的預兆

 

在伊斯蘭教潮流不斷衝擊美國的時候,我相信這些漸漸顯明的事件正在急切地呼召我們,讓我們意識到我們的神是超乎万神之上的,只要我們全心囘轉,用禁食禱告來到神的面前,神可以把仇敵險惡的作爲轉變為美國的穆斯林信徒得救的一個偉大的日子,瑞芙卡就是一個明顯的預兆。

 

這就是呼召

 

首先,作爲基督的教會,我們不能假裝不知道,讓這樣的事情繼續下去,因爲聖靈一定會提醒我們的。我們不是在與穆斯林爭戰,而是與空中執政掌權的以及黑暗的勢力爭戰。我們呼召美國教會在拉馬丹日結束的時候,從921日到25日進行5天同心的禱告。在禮拜一,我們要禱告神賜給法院超自然的智慧,使耶穌基督的見證可以被彰顯,瑞芙卡和她的家庭可以有一個最好的解決方案。我們要為瑞芙卡禱告,讓她可以大膽傳揚耶穌的福音,讓千百穆斯林信徒可以聽到福音,被耶穌的愛喚醒。她說這不是關乎她自己,而是關乎許多穆斯林信徒可以認識耶穌。我們要為她的辯護律師禱告,他們承受各方面來的威脅和挑戰。在925日禮拜五,是穆斯林的禱告日,我們呼籲所有美國的教會禁食禱告,使穆斯林信徒被聖靈感動,被基督的見證所折服,甚至在夢中被耶穌造訪。我們必須禱告神制止伊斯蘭教背後的邪靈的力量,使我們大覺醒,我們美國正需要這樣的覺醒。

 

讓我們都聽見禱告的呼召,不要錯過這個機會。

 

盧。恩格(Lou Engle

神聖的呼召(The Call

 


 

Urgent Call to Prayer: Signs of the Times

Convergence

It is critical that the church in America understands the times and what needs to be done now. The natural things speak of the invisible. Natural happenings on the earth are revealing something that is going on in the spiritual realm. There is a great spiritual conflict with a rising tide of Islamic boldness being manifested. Several happenings are converging this week. First of all, our President has recently proclaimed, honored, encouraged the Muslim holy days of prayer and fasting called Ramadan. He was very silent on the National Day of Prayer but very vocal on the support of Ramadan. Interestingly at the same time a major Christian leader of the Emergent Church called for forty days of fasting and prayerin the same Ramadan period with the goal that the church will better understand our Muslim friends. We are all for understanding but we must have spiritual discernment as to the spiritual dark powers that are being invoked into our nation.

Cause for Concern

At the same time, on the 25th of September, Muslims are calling for a Muslim Day of Prayer in Washington DC (http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/). They are calling for 50,000 Muslims to gather and pray on the DC Mall. This is the exact word of one of the Sheikhs who is leading this historic gathering, âœMuslims should march on the White House. We are going to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become into a Muslim house.â These are not empty words. They speak of a dark spiritual intent and a coming day of great trouble to America.

A Divine Moment

Now one of these events is enough to awaken us to this significant throbbing moment, but when they all converge it becomes a massive spiritual alarm that must be responded to by the praying Church. However, I believe in this moment of divine providence God has raised up on the stage of history a little âœEstherâ that if we pray and fast for her she could be a major voice to expose the dark under-belly of Islam and radiate a bright hope for a day of salvation for Muslims in America.


Headlines

On Monday, Rifqa Bary, a young 17-year-old woman, will be in the headlines of US news. Four years ago, while living in a very devout and radical Muslim home, Rifqa met Jesus in a powerful way as her savior. She hid her conversion, began praying secretly, and began hiding her bible from her parents. Then, on Facebook, her love for Jesus was exposed to the radical Muslim community in Ohio. Rifqaâ™s father demanded that she renounce Jesus or he would kill her as is commanded by the Koran. As a radiant believer in Jesus she refused to renounce her Lord and fled to Orlando where she was taken in and cared for by a Christian Church and family. Now, the father is appealing to the courts to bring her back under his custody. Major television networks have already covered her story. How must the Church of America respond in this moment for our sister who is a part of the Body of Christ?

 

A Major Sign

This convergence, I believe, is urgently summoning us in the midst of the rising tide of Islamic influence in America to recognize that our God is above every god and that if we return to Him with all of our hearts and call upon Him with fasting and prayer then God could use what the enemy meant for evil to bring about a great day of salvation for Muslims in America, of which Rifqa is but a major sign.

 

Here is The Call

First of all, we cannot be passive as a Church to let these kinds of developments go on without being challenged in the spirit. Our fight is not against Muslims, it is against principalities, powers, and forces of darkness. We are calling the Church of America at the end of Ramadan, from September 21stthrough 25th, to five days of concerted prayer. On Monday, we must pray that God would grant supernatural wisdom to the courts so that the testimony of Jesus would be proclaimed and that the best situation for Rifqa and her family would take place. We must pray for Rifqa to be bold in proclaiming Jesus that even thousands of Muslims would hear and be awakened to the love of Christ. She has already said that this is not about her but about many Muslims coming to Jesus. We must pray for her lawyers who are being bullied, threatened, and challenged on every side. On Friday, September 25th, the Muslim Day of Prayer, we are calling the Church of America to fast and pray that Muslims would be moved by the Holy Spirit, convicted by the testimony of Christ, and even be visited by Jesus in dreams. We must pray that God would restrain the spiritual powers behind Islam and grant us the great awakening that we desperately need for America.

Let us hear the call to prayer and not miss this moment,


Lou Engle
The Call