The Government’s decree

The Government’s decree

Warriors,
 
The conditions in the Middle East, as you might expect, are difficult and seem to be getting worse.  The region is under a cloud of great darkness.  The governments are near bankruptcy, deeply corrupt, paralyzed, confused, and unable to function and protect the region’s citizens.  The economies are in shambles.  Lawlessness simmers beneath the surface of every day life.
 
Such is the environment in which our brave and faithful brethren operate, living each day by faith and prayer.  Tutors faithfully continue to educate children.  Within a month, a vocational class for poor women will commence.  Using one single, solitary sewing machine, instruction on sewing will be taught to enable these women to find work to help feed their families.
 
The conditions in the Middle East have halted the work on the fence.  A Government decree mandating the re-licensing of all chicken farms is an attempt by the Government to squeeze chicken farmers for more money.  (Our land is licensed with the government as a chicken farm.  Among other reasons obviously, we are building a fence for the purpose of raising chickens for the purpose of being as self-sufficient as possible from a food perspective, as well as a means to generate income.  Thus, the legal dictate of getting re-licensed is nothing but the devil trying to halt the work of God.)  Our first licensing exercise took one year.  The brother of great strength there in the land, “M”, is under tremendous pressure from the government.  When he took a government clerk to task on this Governmental decree, the Government threatened him with 3 months in prison and a fine of $5000.  He filed counter-measures with the courts to stay that threat and to pressure the government to negotiate with him.  Until these legal maneuverings conclude and we are re-licensed, the work on the land must stop.
 
Pray and fast for:
  1. the Lord’s hand of protection upon His people
  2. stable living conditions
  3. the tutors and their eager students
  4. the multiplication of sewing machines
  5. protection, discernment, wisdom, and strength for M
  6. government favor and a quick, inexpensive re-licensing
The devil is fiercely resisting the work of God in the Middle East…but Light always chases away the darkness.  The battle rages in the material and in the spiritual realms…but we fight in victory behind the Captain of the LORD’s hosts.  Please put on your armor, grab your weapons, and join the battle!
 
Pastor Doug

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