O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. (Psalm 63:1,2)
This morning we got an email from Mom and Dad, as well as journal notes from Mom. However, she sent the wrong set of journal notes, so I don't have the most recent update. God is still at work in the church, but the work of God never goes unopposed. Satan desires to have the Owena people and to sift them as wheat. Mom and Dad sent this special prayer request for the church this morning:
" The GIBC folks need a lot of prayer right now with all this singsinging* going on. As I wrote in my journal, could you all please pray with us that God will manifest His power to His people and to the heathen and bring the singsinging to a halt lest it wear down God’s people and draw many others into Satan’s trap. How those men and women keep going all night long night after night is more than I can understand! Their strength could only come from the enemy of their souls. It is really wearing on those who don’t want to be involved as the noise fills the whole community and makes it hard for people to sleep.
"We think Matthew is finally beginning to see that he cannot make people change their minds or accept the gospel. Now that his own eyes and heart have been opened to the truth, he just couldn’t seem to understand why everyone else would not want to hear and accept the truth as well. Why are they rejecting the only words that will deliver them from the bondage of sin and Satan? Daddy has just been encouraging the men that their responsibility is just to be faithful in preaching the Word. Only the Holy Spirit can take the Word and bring conviction and change to men’s hearts."
*Singsinging is a type of dancing to Satanic rhythms and beats and can go on for many nights. Through the power that the participants receive (though not from God), they are able to go on night after night and carry out these rituals. Please pray that the word of God will be manifest there with power, and that it will do a mighty work in the hearts of both the church people and of the unsaved.