"SAY TO THEM THAT ARE OF A FEARFUL HEART, BE STRONG, FEAR NOT: BEHOLD, YOUR GOD WILL COME...EVEN GOD WITH A RECOMPENCE; HE WILL COME AND SAVE YOU. THEN THE EYES OF THE BLIND SHALL BE OPENED, AND THE EARS OF THE DEAF SHALL BE UNSTOPPED. THEN SHALL THE LAME MAN LEAP ASADEER, AND THE TONGE OF THE DUMB SING." ISAIAH 35:4-6
What do you say to three million precious souls standing before you in a mega-city of ten million in India? Multitudes bow down to one or more of the 300 million gods in that great nation. That huge number of heathen deities is proof of the awesome spiritual hunger of the more than ONE BILLION SOULS that call India home!
The great prophet Isaiah saw through the vision of prophecy a day, years later, when there would be over SIX BILLION SOULS on planet earth - most of whom would be lost, but searching for the one true and living God - yes, the most high God who alone can open the eyes of the blind.
I had the joy and privilege of accompanying dear Benny Hinn to Bangalore, India this past January and saw with my own eyes a vast sea of humanity which totaled over seven million during the three day "Pray for India" gathering!
So what do you say to multitudes of spiritually hungry and empty souls? Ah, dear Benny made it clear that our God had "come to save them!" He then went on to describe in anointed words just who Jesus was and is - why he had come to earth - to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah, to open the blind eyes and unstop the deaf ears, to make the lame leap for joy!
By now the glorious power of the Holy Spirit began to fall He always does when Jesus is exalted and lifted high! It was time for the next prophecy of Isaiah to be fulfilled.
"BRING FORTH THE BLIND PEOPLE THAT HAVE EYES, AND THE DEAF THAT HAVE EARS. LET THE NATIONS BE GATHERED TOGETHER, AND LET THE PEOPLE BE ASSEMBLED." ISAIAH 43:8,9
Thank God, in these great services we don't just talk about the power of God, but His great power is demonstrated with mighty signs, wonders and miracles. Praise God here they came, lining up to give testimony of God's healing power in their bodies! By now, most of you have seen on Benny's TV program the awesome demonstration of our God's power! A young man born deaf had his ears opened instantly! He will have to learn to speak clearly but he could definitely hear Benny's voice from behind! Eyes were opened and one dear man who was crippled did somersaults and handsprings before running across the stage! Oh the joy to see God prove His mighty power to convince worshippers of false gods that He is, indeed, the ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD! Hallelujah!
Since there was no room for people to come forward, dear Benny simply led the whole 3 million that first night in the sinner's prayer of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour! Only God knows for sure how many new names were "written down in Glory," as the grand old hymn proclaims!
Yes, how we rejoice at the multitudes who received Christ as Saviour: but dear
Partners, right here is where your TBN comes in. In older days before TV, the evangelist would lead many to salvation, but then what? How do you follow up on several million who need to be discipled and matured in their new found faith? All the churches in India could not hold the precious new souls from Benny's meeting alone!
Benny and I have often likened his great ministry to the ground soldiers, and dear old TBN to the air force! Yes, Praise God, TBN is reaching about half of India through satellite and cable TV. During the day, the TBN crew and I were calling on cable TV companies in fact we signed up one new station while I was there and I was delighted to see TBN on in my hotel room! It felt like I was at home, twelve thousand miles away! And are you ready for this? Over 5,000 more cable TV stations have asked for the free satellite dish and receiver to put TBN on the air in hundreds of new cities and towns, large and small. For $1,000.00 we can cover a whole new area of India, and the best part - the air time is free! Oh dear partners, don't you see God's strategy and plan to reach the multitudes with the Gospel?
And now China is truly opening up. We have committed $20,000 a month to reach nearly one million households in Hong Kong. But already we are receiving many letters, and e-mails from all over China! I'm not even sure just how they are getting TBN; but, of course, the key is satellite. The little dishes are flooding the mainland and some tell us they are getting TBN on cable TV!
Dear Partners, the Harvest is pouring in Benny and I are working together on the new Arabic channel reaching all of Europe and the Middle East. One of the first letters we received was from a 33 year old widower with three children. The letter is quite long, but this part made me shout!
"Dear Brothers, I am one of the viewers of your new Arabic language programs. I am from another religion but am not convinced of this religion because of its brutality, yet I had deep deep peace in my heart as I watched your programs I believe your Bible is better and much more beautiful in its contents so I have decided to convert to Christianity. I want to serve this merciful religion that brings comfort to the hearts and its words run deep like a river in my body." WOW!
So dear partners, shall we keep this great voice ON THE AIR? I know everyone who is blessed by TBN wants to, but so many of you have needs that only God can provide. Well, please review last month's newsletter. If we will build HIS TEMPLES, FIRST, the word of God promises to provide for and meet our every need. Remember the prophet Haggai gave the Word of the Lord from the moment we decide to give to build precious human temples like the young Arab man above, God says our blessing begins! You may say, "I have nothing to give" - then make a faith pledge or promise to God and watch Him move to bless you with whatever that need may be.
Jan and I love you and pray for you daily, but we cannot continue TBN alone. Please let us hear from you - your love and support is bringing multitudes to Christ. Praise God, together we are "Bringing forth the blind, the deaf, and the lame"! And the world can SEE and HEAR the mighty works of our God!
Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. at Benny Hinn’s
great service in Bangalore, India. THREE MILLION
people attended that evening!
Paul and Dr. Manakem Prakash on a
rooftop satellite dish “farm.”TBN now
covers about half of India through
cable. Over 5,000 new cable systems
are requesting satellite dishes and