22 September 2017
Greetings with love in the wonderful Name of Christ Jesus the Son of God!
As mentioned in my earlier letters, this year, 2017, is the 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation. I had sent you a copy of my 60-page booklet titled, “Here I stand!” in order to remind ourselves of the rich truths of Reformation. I’m sure you took time to read it. Several thousands of copies of this booklet in English, Tamil, Telugu and Odia have been distributed. The other language editions are underway. God is using the message of this booklet to strengthen the believers in the foundational truths of the New Testament in these days when the winds of the false doctrines are blowing boistrously. Please let me know if you did not receive your copy.
However, the message of this booklet, “Here I stand!”, has mostly reached the Protestants only. Of course they alone can easily understand the content. This being so, what about the Roman Catholics who make the largest segment in Christendom? Is it not our responsibility to be a blessing to them also? God has placed this burden deep in my heart. According to His leading I am undertaking the following venture —
The Lord reminded me of an article titled, “Message from Mary,” which I wrote and got published in the 1986 March issue of the Blessing magazine. When I reread it now I rejoiced in my spirit. I understood the relevance and importance of this message for today more than ever. I’ve revised this article with a few extra points and published it as a 20-page colourful pamphlet titled, “Message from Mother Mary.” The same is attached herewith. Kindly take time to read it patiently. (Each hardcopy Rs. 2/-)
The vision and plan is to publish this pamphlet in all the major languages of India and distribute it to Roman Catholics all over the country. There are atleast a few believers in each town who are Roman Catholic converts. These friends must take the responsibility to distribute this pamphlet to the Roman Catholics in their respective places. Note these words of Apostle Paul: “I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart for Israel my kinsmen by race; I pray for them; my heart’s desire is that they may be saved; I am even ready to be cursed for them if they could be saved” (Romans 9:1-3; 10:1,2). Should this not be the burden of every Roman Catholic convert for his Roman Catholic friends? If there comes a spiritual awakening among the Roman Catholics, they would excel the Protestants! (Remember the Rabbit-Tortoise story?) It’s because their reverential fear for God is amazing. I believe that this would be the greatest ever Revival in Christendom!
Honouring the bold act of Martin Luther who nailed his 95 theses on the doors of the All Saints Cathedral in Wittenburg, Germany, in 1517, God granted an umprecedented Revival among Christians all over Europe and the world. Would not God, after 500 years today, send a more glorious Revival through the miraculous transformation of the lives of individuals? Is not our God known for small beginnings? Are the days of Reformation over? Should they not continue till the Return of Christ? (Acts 3:19-21).
The Tamil version of this pamphlet was released last month. We will introduce it in the other languages in stages. We will need to print several millions of copies to reach the Roman Catholic friends in India. All things are possible to God; all things are possible to him who believes (Mark 10:27; 9:23).
Here’s what I request you to do immediately — kindly send me the addresses of believers in your town who are Roman Catholic converts. I will send them a copy of this pamphlet with a letter of request to take the responsibility of local distribution. You also, please, talk to them about this plan. When God gives a vision He grants us His enabling grace to fulfil it. Bend your knees before God with your friends to intercede for this mountainous task. It’s not enough if we just expect great things from God; we must also attempt great things for Him! God be praised who trusts us and gives us great plans one after the other! It’s customary for Him to raise small Davids to fell giant-sized Goliaths!
Last month we celebrated the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Let’s praise God for the doors which are still open. Let’s work while it’s day. The night is coming. Shall we rise up to the occasion with a sense of urgency?
Don’t keep silent like what many do. Kindly send me atleast an SMS message. Opportunities don’t knock at the door always!
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