We made it through the seven days and our new believer (Paul) is still here and in good health. The rituals they have used in the past to draw so many back to their home didn’t work this time. The powers they use are strong, but our God is stronger.
What We Learned From This Week
- A glimpse into the other world – this man has shown us truths and realities about the world we live in that we had never seen.
- Don’t underestimate the powers of Satan – he has a strong foothold on this world that we sometimes try to ignore.
- You had better come prepared – This week drew us and many others to our knees in prayer as we watched this man suffer and fight
- It is exhausting – The physical toll it took was astounding
- OUR GOD HAS ALREADY WON!!! – This truth is more real to us now than ever. It is one thing to hear that he can calm the waves of the storm, but it is another thing to see it happening before our eyes. Our God is able – more than able!
Pray with us as we continue to disciple Paul. He has grown up with ceremonies, rituals, prayers and memorization. It is difficult to unlearn all of that. We are now coming alongside him and trying to teach him that it is not about a prayer, but it is about a relationship with God. This truth, however, is different from everything he has ever known. Pray for him that he would grow in his faith and continue to fully give himself over to God.