Andrew Murray was a missionary who served in South Africa and transformed the Dutch Reformed Church and was a forerunner in the Pentacostal movement. He wrote a powerful book called "With Christ in the Ministry of Prayer." His passion for God's presence impactred many.
Andrew said, "the man who mobilizes the Church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelism in history."
Recently we've seen reports from India and Myanmar that illustrate how the catalytic strategy based upon the restoration of David's tabernacle has modeled by our departed Andrew Murray said. The results are amazing and still going on.
Now, I know there are many other churches and ministries praying. But, what highlights both of these nations was the impact it was having on not only salvations but also in the government mountain. Both nations made history has a Christian was installed either at a state or vicepresident level and these were areas that were specifically targeted in prayer. The articles linked below share more of those details. It's a testimony I shared this past Sunday in Oregon.
As I ministered at New Life in Milwaukie Oregon this past weekend, Pastor Ed challenged me to get a calculator out and figure out how many people were actually impacted. I'm humbled and amazed to see the vision and expecation we had actually manifesting. I'm going to share about two different nations where ministers chose to use the same strategy and produced similar results.
- Since 1Church1Day was introduced in India they've seen the Christian population grow from 2.5% to 5.8%. In the source article it notes that some places, like Andhra Pradesh are leading the way. This is the state whom a young minister I mentored has used 1Church1Day to establish the India Prayer League. They have 45 churches today using the 1Church1Day strategy which is just a modern appliation of the strategy King David used in his tabernacle. This 3.3% growth in the last 10 years translates to more than 39,600,000! That's more than thirty nine MILLION souls. That's huge and an example of Andrew Murray's quote. Click here for the source article.
- In Myanmar where I've mentored Dr. Kawl since 2006 they used the strategy to launch MT Horeb Prayer Center with seven denominations cooperating together. They to have seen similar results. The Christian population has grown from 4% to 6% of the population. In a nation of 54 million that equates to 1,080,000. Praise God! Isn't that awesome. Click here for the source article.
The scripture reveals the same in:
- Acts 15:16-17
‘After this I will return
And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;
I will rebuild its ruins,
And I will set it up;
So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,
Says the Lord who does all these things.’
- Amos 9:11-13
“On that day I will raise up
The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down,
And repair its damages;
I will raise up its ruins,
And rebuild it as in the days of old;
That they may possess the remnant of Edom,
And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,”
Says the Lord who does this thing.
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
- This means that one season won't be harvested until they are already planting again. Now that's an abundant harvest.