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Remote places in Christ

I remember sitting in a Bible College class, I think it was a class about the Holy Spirit, and our teacher said “someday, the Soviet Union will open up to the gospel.” Now this was before the Iron Curtain fell and the USSR broke apart. I had read “God’s Smuggler” by brother Andrew and “The Persecutor” by Seigei Kourdakov and I knew that opposition to the spread of the gospel under communist rule were very harsh indeed. Yet, as my teacher spoke those words, and I looked towards the world map on the wall, my spirit lept within me, and I knew the words He spoke were true.

For many years the desire to travel to Russia burned within me and I remembered that prophecy when Russia disintegrated. I was in Texas at the time walking in the prophetic, I met a man who ministered in Russia. I asked him to go but God would not let him take me. As the gospel door opened in post communist Russia, I felt jealous of those there for that momentous event.  An entire country suddenly open and thirsty for knowledge of God.  What a thrill it must have been to share Christ with people who were eager to reconnect with God.

God’s Spirit is moving in Mongolia

My apostolic gifting causes me to sense when God’s Spirit is moving in different parts of the world. Or perhaps I just feel drawn to certain places because our Father is about to do something there. Twenty years ago, as I sat on the shores of Lake Victoria, God spoke to me of Mongolia. Being as I had just arrived in Kenya I thought that was fairly odd and protested a bit. However, like my drawing to Russia before, I cannot shake the drawing I feel towards Mongolia.  I pray in Jesus name that I will not miss this move of His Spirit.

Not just Mongolia but specifically Oglii in western Mongolia. I don’t speak the language and there is not even much of a town in Olgii. So, in my natural mind I cannot imagine what God could possibly do with me or through me there.  However, I know I must go.

Visions and remote places

Likewise, there is a certain street in the northern part of Urumqi in northwestern China that I have seen in a vision. It is part of an industrial area and in my vision I am standing on a building looking down onto a street that seems deserted. Unlike a dream this vision never goes away and I can see it clearly even when I am awake many years later.

In Kazakhstan there are two cities I am suppose to visit also. One is Semipalatinsk, northern Kazakhstan  and the other one is near the Aral sea in Southwestern Kazakhstan.

The natural man always tries to fit what God says into some kind of logical framework. However, I find that when I do that I am almost always wrong. I need to take real world action and make myself available to do whatever God might have up His sleeve. We must take risks to fulfill the will of His Spirit if we are every to have success. All the troubles Paul suffered were just part of his calling. Yet, Paul could not have foreknown that his writings would form most of the New Testament.

Out of Africa

For right now I am simply writing the vision and continuing my work in East Africa. I feel I will be in Central Asia soon, I have no idea what to do when I get there. Perhaps that some spirit filled, Holy Spirit led Christian will happen upon this essay and say hello. However, most likely, I will just show up, asking God where to go and whom to speak to. All we can do is try and the rest is up to God.

In conclusion, simply believe what God tells you and then put action to your belief. We cannot know the end from the beginning  but we can at least trust our Father and take Him at His word. I am certain we are living in a present Testament in which we will do greater works than Christ did. We will live and thus create our own book of Acts. This will be the result of the unified body of Christ coming together as one. This oneness will stem from becoming one with our Father through the experience of Divine Love. Perfection of the Spirit, through His Spirit, is our future. Amen

Inner Mongolia Song 青海湖 Qinghai Lake