“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Revelation 3:21 [kjv]
Jan and I have been praying much about the future of your TBN. How we rejoice that God in His great mercy has given us this final season to make sure that this great Voice will continue to DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. Praise God, through hell and high water, together we have seen His miracle working power pull down enemy strongholds for these 39 awesome years!
As I write this newsletter, I am looking across the Eternal City — Rome. From my hotel room I can actually see the ancient ruins that surround the infamous Mamertine Prison, where the apostle Paul spent his final days of ministry. As I think about this great saint’s witness, my spiritual eyes can see a host that no man can number marching through the centuries — witness after witness — many laying down their lives to tell of God’s mercy, love and grace. Yes, we are destined to reign with Christ as promised; but until that glorious day may we never forget that we, too, are a link in that unbroken chain, witnessing to our generation of that same mercy, love and grace.
I will leave the awesome revelation of God’s amazing grace to our brother, Joseph Prince. His book, Destined to Reign, will make your heart rejoace as the depth of God’s grace is revealed perhaps as never before! I pray that you will request it and grow, as I have, in the glorious grace of our wonderful Lord!
So now, from Rome we go — on to Jerusalem, then to Dubai, then to India, and finally to China! Whether or not this is my final hurrah is known only to God; but until then, together with my son Matthew and his bride of 27 years, Laurie, along with their sons Caylan and Cody, we are off to pull down some more strongholds! WOW! Can you see that God has given us a whole family production crew!? By the time you read this we will, no doubt, have given you a good report on several fronts.
Please continue to pray with Jan and me for what I know to be the two final assignments: the Middle East and China!
Several precious words of prophecy from saints of God that we trust have confirmed what we have felt for some time. If I had any doubts, it was confirmed recently by some vicious attacks of the evil one! I can always tell when the old boy as aroused — a great breakthrough and victory is on the way! Secular media lies have long been one of Satan’s favorite tools to try to discredit TBN and all anointed ministries of God! Please learn a powerful truth that Jan and I have stood on —
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” Rev. 12:11
We claim our victory just as Jesus did, “IT IS WRITTEN”! Hallelujah! Yes, our victory is assured — use the Holy Word to defeat the enemy! There is a word picture in Revelation that gives me a shot of Holy Ghost boldness:
“I am he that liveth and was dead; and behold I am alive for evermore, Amen;”
Ah, dear partners, here is our victory — read it and shout!
“And have the keys of hell and of death”! Rev. 1:18
Praise God — the evil one has reached Jan and me too late. We know that WE WIN! Praise the Lord!
Finally, let me tell you of a most vivid dream that came to me a few days before we left for yet another missions’ trip around the world. Yes, the Word declares that “old men shall dream . . .” you can quote the rest!
In this dream I was fishing with a large group of men. Rods and reels, fishing poles of all kinds were pulling fish in right and left! I was the only one catching nothing! I literally became angry and, yes, a bit jealous of my fishing companions. So, I cried out to God, “What about me?” With that, swimming out from under a bridge, came an awesome great fis`! I quickly lowered my hooc and bait and — WHAM! The biggest, most beautiful fish took my bait and — GLORY — I HAD HIM! Immediately I became the envy of all the other fisherman — mine was ten times bigger than all of my brothers’!
I woke up with a start, wondering what the dream meant. The first thought was Jesus’ words to Simon Peter and Andrew that we would be “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17). But a few days later, a precious prophet brother from Egypt gave me a glorious word from the Lord. He said, by the word of the Lord, that my great fish was indeed a large, new open door for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Ah, dear partners, the largest door that we have been seeking for several years is China! You old time partners know of the three trips I have made to the People’s Republic of China, speaking to the leaders about Christian television.
The good news: the door has opened a crack. Many have the little direct-to home dishes, but we believe God is now ready to swing the door open wide to all in the Mandarin language with the old, old story of Jesus’ mercy, love and grace!
Please, please — pray and agree with all of us at TBN that Jan’s and my final assignment will become a blessed reality! Yes — say “yes” with us: China and the Middle East shall know that they too are DESTINED TO REIGN with us on HIS THRONE!
Sweet angel partners: human words can never express our love for you faithful ones that have loved and supported your TBN through mountains high and valleys low. Yes, these 39 years of indescribable spiritual battle! Jan and I know you will stand behind us as we pass what could be our final hurdle. Your love and letters of support and encouragement mean everything to us! We will be looking for your letter and pledge of support. This could mean two more satellites — we will keep you posted. But until then, we know that together we are — DESTINED TO REIGN WITH HIM IN HIS THRONE Rev. 3:21.
We love you —
Rome – The Eternal City
Paul and Matt in front of the Burj Khalifa—the worlds’ tallest building—watching TBN on Matt’s phone while in Dubai.
Matt and Caylan were on hand to help celebrate Paul’s 78th birthday while in Rome.
South Sudan: Matt and the team with one of the diesel operated satellite receiving systems that TBN will be sending to cities and villages throughout the country. (Pictured left to right): Andre & Jenny Roebert (TBN-Africa), Gary Everett (Lighthouse TV Uganda), Leo Slingerland (Family TV Kenya), and Dr. Raafat Girgis (The Healing Channed)
HELLO WORLD! Paul was joined by Matt, Laurie, Caylan, and Cody on a worldwide missions’ tour.
First stop: the Eternal City — Rome, Italy!
Matt, Paul and TBN-Italy operations manager, Chuck Hall
Paul, Rick Ridings and staff members at Succat Hallel praying over prayer requests sent by TBN.
Paul in Jerusalem with Rick Ridings of Succat Hallel (Hebrew for Tabernacle of Praise), a 24/7 house of prayer in Jerusalem.
Israel: (left to right): Andre Roebert (TBN-Africa), Matt, Igor Nikitin (TBN-Russia), Darren Sim (Joseph Prince Min.) Amir Tsarfati (Sar-El Tours).
Matt in South Sudan with Vice President Riek Mashar.
Paul taped a special Behind the Scenes program with Dr. V. Dilkumar, senior pastor of King’s Revival Church Int’l. in Dubai.
Paul with Dr. Raafat Girgis in Dubai.