The storms of heaven in Africa: punishment for some, salvation for others

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Report: Ms. Minoo Hussain of Bibles for Mideast from Africa

(March 15, 2017)  A mob of Muslim extremists attacked the pastor and believers of a church of Bibles for Mideast in Central Africa today, charging at them with swords and iron bars and completely demolishing their church.  The group had been participating in the 21 days of fasting and prayer called by the Assembly of Loving God (ALG Church).

Pastor Musthafa, who also coordinates Bibles for Mideast in Central Africa, had been leading the 40 (mostly women) in attendance in prayer. Church members were taking part in the fast, now into its third day.

The pastor, his family and most of the believers had all once followed Islam. For the last two years, all have been avid but underground followers of Jesus.

Believers from nearby had been joining with those gathered at the church for their prayer times, while local Muslims kept an eye on the comings and goings. Pastor Musthafa and his team had also been courageously visiting some Muslims in their homes to pray and invite them to attend the prayer services. Their evangelistic intent had obviously leaked out. Enraged Muslim leaders gathered a mob of 25 to 30 people for the assault. Government authorities in that region support the demolition of churches, and so rarely intervene.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar,” assailants forcibly entered the prayer hall, destroying all they could see, and ripping off the church roof.

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A representational image. Many churches destroyed in this region like this by either local extremists or government authorities

One man stabbed the pastor’s neck with a large sword.  But just as suddenly, Pastor Musthafa felt an invisible person pull him away from the blade. The ‘invisible person’ proved to be a huge warrior angel. The attacker, unable to regain his composure or aim, ended up injuring himself with his own sword.  The attackers, now livid, began beating believers.

Heavy rain and blustery winds unexpectedly formed with thunder and lightning, swirling around the church and surrounding area. Massive drops of rain fell on the attackers like stones, throwing them into disarray. Yet the believers stayed dry and protected from the downpour. Everyone then became aware of a large cloud over-shadowing the church, shielding believers from the rain. Believers then saw the Lord Jesus in the cloud, and fell to their knees before Him.

“Hallelujah!” they began exclaiming at the tops of their lungs.

As always with our God, the connected miracle lies in the fact the region had been near-drought, so the thirsty ground and surroundings soaked up the sorely-needed water.

Seeing the praising believers safe from the deluge under what seemed to be the same cloud raining down on them, the attackers attempted to get to safety. But now huge hailstones fell from the cloud onto them, proving more painful than the rain. Attempting to escape, their legs—now coated with mud—made even walking difficult. But somehow they managed to leave. The rain had fallen only in the immediate surroundings of the church, not other areas in the region.

Within minutes, the rain ended and the cloud disappeared. Believers could not stop praising and thanking the Lord—for His mighty protection from persecution, from what had seemed certain disaster, and that they had seen Him with their own eyes in that amazing cloud.

While the prayer and fasting had been scheduled to end by two that afternoon, by four they still sat in the ruins of the church, worshiping our risen Savior.

Edited by: Susanna Perry-Ettel of Bibles for Mideast

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On March 19, 2017:  God restores and redeems: an astounding update of attack on the African church

 

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10 thoughts on “The storms of heaven in Africa: punishment for some, salvation for others

  1. Profound and utterly GLORIOUS at the same time … Saints laying down their lives for the Gospel and Jesus delivering them from evil in the same breath of life.

    Lord I thank you for showing your mighty saving hand in so many ways. This 21 days is going to be even more Glorious and I thank you for allowing me to be apart of it.

    Your now very famous pray comes to mind (The Lords Prayer) Your Kingdom Come and your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven … Matthew 6:9–13

    Peace and Blessings In Christ the Messiah, The Son Of The Living God !!

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  2. OUR GOD IS LIVE ! GLORY FOR OUR LORD JESUS ! CAME TO KINGDOM FOR US ! THANKS MY GOD WE LOVE YOU ! BLESS AND BLESS FOR MY BROTHERS AND SISTER THE MIDEAST !

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  3. Prayer and Fasting.
    The power of God and his manifestation.
    Incredible and biblical. The cloud by day and cloud of fire by night. The burning bush. The Transfiguration. The resurrection. The assumption. The Eucharist. The upper room and Thomas. The Power of God is endless and at His will Be shows forth the mighty arm of God.

    I love the photo!

    Let this story be shared from pole to pole. May all Christians take note!

    Prayer and Fasting.

    Lenten Journey Miracles.
    This is most definitely one of the best in recent times.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Phil.

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  4. This photo of Jesus in the clouds was amazing!

    I cant get over how the crown o f thorns shows up perfectly.

    He is watching over all of us and sits at the Fathers right hand!

    God Bless You

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