“THE HEATHEN [NATIONS] RAGED, THE KINGDOMS WERE MOVED: HE UTTERED HIS
VOICE, THE EARTH MELTED… HE MAKETH WARS TO CEASE UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH….”
WOW! Do you realize that we are literally living out the fulfillment of Bible
prophecies uttered thousands of years ago? Hard to believe our theme Scripture
as we read the daily headlines, isn’t it? “Wars to cease”?
The secular media would have us believe that this war on terrorism plus numerous
regional hot spots like Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more, will never end
— war will be with us forever, so learn to live with it! NOT SO
IN JESUS’ NAME!
Last month as I wrote to you, Jan and I were leaving for Egypt, Dubai, Rome,
London, and France. Praise God, we are back and do I have NEWS for you! Just
before we left for Egypt, our dear friend, Aquilla Nash, sent me this prophetic
word of the Lord:
“EGYPT IS THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLD. OUT OF EGYPT GOD’S GLORY
WILL COME FORTH UNTO THE MUSLIM NATIONS OF THE WORLD. FOR THOUGH THE WORLD DID
FORGET THEM, I HAVE REMEMBERED THEM, SAYS THE LORD. I MADE A COVENANT WITH THAT
PEOPLE DECLARING I WOULD HEAL THEM AND BLESS THEM!”
In a separate prophecy, a precious personal word came forth to me which made
“THE LORD SAYS, THE DOOR TO EGYPT IS OPENING UP FOR YOU. BECAUSE YOUR
FATHER SOWED GOOD SEED IN THAT LAND, YOU SHALL REAP THE HARVEST OF THAT SEED
WHICH YOUR FATHER SOWED!”
The prophecy concludes in part with this thrilling word:
“REJOICE, REJOICE FOR YOUR HOUR HAS COME. PREPARE TO REAP A HARVEST
UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE. FOR OUT OF ZION (MY PEOPLE) SHALL GO FORTH
PRAISE!” Hallelujah! Say it with me: “The Middle East
shall SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD, and shall be SAVED! Praise the Lord God Most
Jan and I saw the beginning of this awesome word as we met with about 250 of
the key pastors and spiritual leaders of Egypt. Anticipation was glorious as
we shared our vision as confirmed by these prophetic words. We also rejoiced
to learn that virtually all of Egypt has the DTH satellite dishes and are still
receiving TBN in the new digital format which we switched to recently.
In addition to these key leaders, I was also honored to meet His Holiness Pope
Shenouda III, leader of the ten million Coptic Orthodox members! He greeted
us warmly and promised cooperation as we spoke of assisting Benny Hinn with
an historic mass healing service next year in Cairo!
We also met with the Catholic Cardinal, Stephanos II, who was elevated by Pope
John Paul II just two years ago. He, too, was warm and open to our efforts for
this historic meeting of Christians of all denominations.
Beloved Partners — the glory of God has already begun! Pray for dear Benny
as he prepares to go to Egypt to finalize plans for — dear Father
— are you hearing me? Yes, plans for signs, wonders, and miracles
in the very heart of the Middle East! This will be a FIRST
BREAKTHROUGH OF ITS KIND in the history of the Christian church!
But that’s not all! We moved on to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
There we met with the leaders of the “KINGS REVIVAL CHURCH!” Pastor
V. Dilkumar was in Europe, but his three assistants taped a thrilling TV report
and told of how the Holy Spirit is being gloriously outpoured and that this
great church of many thousands is literally exploding with growth!
Again my spirit soared as I saw hundreds of the small satellite dishes on virtually
every building in this new bustling city of Dubai, alive with growth and mega
projects of all kinds. We get many emails, letters and communications of all
kinds from this growing Arab kingdom.
But while in Dubai I received an email from one of our chaplains in Iraq that
nearly eclipsed all of our glorious experiences! He reported our recent trip
to Iraq to another army officer who gave us the following report:
“Dear Dr. Crouch, I heard that TBN might be coming back to
Iraq to visit one of the most dynamic Gospel services in the world! I am a SFC
in the army for 20 years and I tell you, right there next to Babylon, in the
Garden of Eden where it all began…where Muslims rule the majority, we
are having Gospel services that reach 500 to 700 people every week! The word
is being preached with power! We are located just north of Baghdad, and I pray
that you and a TBN team can come, because the world needs to see this message
of Love, Hope and Peace. We are building new schools, hospitals, clinics, water
and sewage systems, new roads and power etc.
It is amazing, the AMERICAN SPIRIT is making a difference. The children see
the love and care of the Americans daily and it is beautiful! THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
IS — REPEAT, IS THE SPIRIT OF ALMIGHTY GOD, THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE—ALPHA
AND OMEGA—THE BEGINNING AND END! GOD WILL BE GLORIFIED THROUGH THE AMERICAN
SPIRIT AS IRAQ SEES LIBERTY AND FREEDOM AND A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE BOTH PERSONALLY
This great career army officer concluded with this final word —
“I am so excited and I hope and pray that TBN can come and
capture these great services! So much negative in the news, maybe TBN can capture
the good stuff that our soldiers are doing. It is showing Iraq that Americans
are ONE NATION UNDER GOD and that we do love and care for each and every one
of them! GLORY TO GOD!”
This was signed by — we’ll just say “Tommy” —
one of our brave army officers serving God and country in Iraq! The chaplain
is also begging us to come back as they have truly found the tombs of the prophets
Daniel and Hosea! Also the fiery furnace that the local residents say has been
burning for 2,500 years! It looks like we will have to return to Iraq one more
time! Pray for your 70-year old founder/president! “The spirit is
willing” — well, you know!
It would take another hundred pages to tell of our journey on to Rome, London
and France. Our Italian network is now on satellite and Chuck and Nora Hall
are covering all Europe also on Hotbird 6. Pray for dear Nora as she is battling
cancer just as Jan did — we claim healing and victory for her, too!
Richard and Pauline Fleming are leading the way for TBN in Europe on Eurobird
satellite, as well as all FIVE of our networks on Hotbird 6! In London we met
many on the street who are watching your TBN! They are also beginning to help
with the large satellite bills we get each month, for which we praise the Lord!
Yes, dear Partners, Europe and the Middle East are covered —
Jan and I personally checked up on this and came home rejoicing that the Word
is going forth with power and anointing!
Please let Jan and me hear from you — your letters of love, prayers and
support mean everything to us! Without YOU there would be no TBN.
Do you have a need? God’s law is simple and clear: Plant a seed
— just like God did when He had a need. God needed sons and daughters,
so He planted His very best — His only begotten Son — God could
not have given more! As we have taught often, what did He receive? You know:
MILLIONS of sons and daughters. Give God a seed — your best — and
watch Him meet your need, great or small.
Jan and I love you. We need you NOW more than ever as the Harvest pours in!
“BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXHALTED AMONG THE HEATHEN
[NATIONS], I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH.” Psa. 46:10
|Paul and Jan in front of Egyptian pyramids and
the Great Sphinx.Yes, the doors for the Gospel
are opening in this great and ancient land!
|Accompanied by Dr. Safwat El
Baiady (left), president of the
Protestant Churches of Egypt, Paul
had the high honor of meeting His
Holiness Pope Shenouda III (center),
leader of the 10 million member
Coptic Orthodox Church.
|Elevated to the office of Cardinal two years ago by Pope
John Paul II, Roman Catholic Cardinal Stephanos II
gave us a most warm and cordial welcome.
|Paul taped a special “Behind the Scenes” interview
with Egyptian pastors, Dr. Safwat El Baiady (left) and
Pastor Nagi Yussef (right).
|One of the highlights of Paul and Jan’s trip to Egypt
was the meeting of 250 pastors and other Christian
leaders who gathered from all over Egypt to attend!
|While visiting the French countryside, Paul came across one
of his favorite sights—a rooftop satellite receiving dish!
|A poignant reminder about the price of freedom: While in
St. Paul, France, Paul and Jan visited a memorial that
was built in memory of an entire village that had been
destroyed by the Nazis during World War II.
|The shape of things to come! While in London Paul visited
a multi-cast distribution center. He studied it since
TBN’s facility in Madrid, Spain has been converted to digital
multi-cast capacity for all five of the TBN networks
currently being broadcast. Expansion is needed for the
new Arab language network under construction and the
children’s network Jan is working on.
|Since switching to digital broadcasting on Hotbird 6, all
FIVE of TBN’s networks can now be seen in Europe and
the Middle East! While in Rome, Paul and Jan were
amazed as TBN’s Italian operations manager, Chuck
Hall, showed them an on-screen demonstration of all five
networks: TBN, The Church Channel, JCTV, Enlace
Spanish, and TBN Italian.