"LET GOD ARISE, LET HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED:
LET THEM ALSO THAT HATE HIM FLEE BEFORE HIM."
Body of Christ—beloved Partners, WE ARE WINNING! In a moment I will share a letter that proves it! The pictures and reports pouring in from all over the world proves it! Did you see the masses of humanity Rinehard Bonnke sent us from Africa? Benny Hinn's great miracle crusades are
of signed decision cards are pouring in from God's great evangelists—from Billy Graham and all the rest—too numerous to call all the names!
YES—PRAISE GOD, WE ARE WINNING—the harvest is being reaped—we are witnessing Revelation 14 being fulfilled:
"AND ANOTHER ANGEL CAME OUT OF THE TEMPLE, CRYING WITH A LOUD VOICE… THRUST IN THY SICKLE AND REAP…. FOR THE HARVEST OF THE EARTH IS RIPE"! Rev. 14:15
The explosive growth of TBN and all Christian television also proves that we, indeed, ARE WINNING! I'll give you the awesome numbers in a moment as I do in every January "State of TBN" report—but first get ready to shout and rejoice for the letter I mentioned earlier. Actually, it is only one of thousands we are receiving daily by mail, phone, the Internet, and signed cards and slips.
Dear Partners, multitudes are coming to Christ—revival isn't coming—IT IS HERE!
Come on, let's all—
"SING UNTO GOD YE KINGDOMS OF THE EARTH; O SING PRAISES UNTO THE LORD; TO HIM THAT RIDETH UPON THE HEAVENS OF HEAVENS . . . LO, HE DOTH SEND OUT HIS VOICE, AND THAT A MIGHTY VOICE." Psa. 68:32, 33
The letter is from Khalid, a young man from the Middle East in the Sultanate of Oman. He tells us much about himself, but to protect him I dare not reveal some of the personal matters he shares. All I will say is that he is an esteemed professional man in his Moslem community.
Here are excerpts of his testimony:
"Life has never been fair to me. I have seen some terrible things in my existence. My trauma culminated in the sudden death of my brother who committed suicide in 1995. For a while I took to drinking and all forms of sin in an attempt to escape my problems."
It is as if this dear man is vicariously confessing for the whole world. Listen and pray as Khalid bares his soul as a penitent to his priest.
"But my escapism came to nothing, and it soon led to a spiritual vacuum and a disturbing psychological discomfort. I went deeper and deeper into lewdness and drunkenness. The result was a series of nervous breakdowns and acute depression. At one time I even entertained thoughts of suicide."
TBN enters the picture in a moment, but here is the KEY to the hearts of this lost world. You will see why we must send not only Christian TV, but Holy Bibles too!
"About three years ago I borrowed a New Testament from a friend. I read it with a critical mind, comparing it to the Koran. At first I balked at the prospect of having to renounce my inherited socio-cultural background by opening myself up to a foreign religion. The odious Arabic words applied to one who chooses a religion other than Islam terrified me, but I decided to resume my Bible study. Soon the Holy Spirit started to speak to me through the pages of the Book making my heart receptive to the infallible Word of God. I even conducted a sort of comparative study between the Koran and the Bible."
Ah, dear Partners, rejoice! Here is where we witness the raw power of the WORD OF GOD to an honest, searching soul. Get ready to shout!
"To my dismay I came to realize that the Koran was no match for the Bible! Islam in its true nature is a religion of terror and oppression. Those Moslem propagandists in your country who claim it is a religion of tolerance have, indeed, strayed away from the truth. Christianity, as far as I can understand, with its sublime truth about God, is indeed the true religion of tolerance and forgiveness.
I think I have received the Word of God, and now regard myself as a convert to Christianity. I even pray in my own way and it works! I have succeeded in establishing a personal relationship with God. I have also managed to regain my peace of mind and spirit through prayer and Bible study."
Khalid goes on to say that he watches the many ministries on TBN and is learning many things about his new faith. He asks for prayer and wisdom as to how to share his faith in a very dangerous and hostile area of the world. He says he wants to be used of God as a witness to the true faith and peace that he has found in Christ.
Dear Partners, if this were the only testimony from all our hard work around the world, it would be worth it! For one soul is worth more than the whole world! But this dear man is only one of
who are coming to true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! The PROOF is now overwhelming!
So, what about 2002?
Well, I won't bore you with pages of statistics, but get read to shout one more time! 2002 has been the greatest, most explosive year in TBN's history!
First of all–count them–SEVEN
new satellites, bringing the total to 27, with footprints over the whole world! From Scandinavia, to South Africa, to Australia/New Zealand and Indonesia, and finally all of Russia!
We have built or rebuilt and increased power to 34 TV stations, plus we have 269 new stations in some stage of process and building! As I write this letter, we are building 30 new FCC mandated digital TV stations, most of which will be ON THE AIR by the time you read this letter. In time, as people purchase the new DTV sets, we will be able to send six or more
separate TV networks to you—THROUGH THE AIR!
Our Cable Department added 375 new cable stations which added
1,262,376 new households to TBN!
DBS satellite in the U.S. alone nearly doubled that with 1,194,339 new households! Grand total—4,190 stations worldwide (as of November) and 91% of USA households can now TUNE US IN! Praise the Lord most High!
So what does 2003 hold in store? Only God knows, but if 2002 is any indicator—look out satan, God's Kingdom is coming!
I don't think I even need to ask you precious battle scarred Partners to keep praying and supporting YOUR TBN anymore—you know what to do and you are DOING IT!
God bless you! Jan and I bless you, too, in Jesus Name—we aren't so young anymore, we will be 65 and 69 this year. The burden is much greater than 30 years ago, but we have learned that, "[HIS] GRACE IS SUFFICIENT" (II Cor. 12:9).
Your letters of support and encouragement mean everything to us. There are no words to express our love and thanks for what you have meant to us through these awesome 30 years of spiritual battle. And, yes, the battle rages on—but Praise God, reinforcements are on the way—say it with us—
"LET GOD ARISE, LET HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED!"
You know—I always did like a good fight!
2002 – WHAT A YEAR!
SEVEN new satellites in 2002–TBN's SATELLITE FOOTPRINTS now cover the whole wide WORLD!
WE are fulfilling God's awesome plan to send the Gospel to everyone, EVERYWHERE!