By Jay Rogers
Published March 1, 1991
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, many news sources refered to the “Humiliation of Iraq and Saddam Hussein.” In the meantime, some Iraqis began to lose hope in Allah. Iraqi women could be seen going to Orthodox churches to seek help from the Christian God, as an ABC News video clip attested. “Humiliation” is closely related to the word “humility” which speaks of a humble and contrite heart. This is the heart revealed in these women – the willingness to open up in a new way to God.
The Christian witness, prayer and worship to God in the heart of Islamic territory did much to break the spiritual powers over the region. The war in the natural was a mirror of the war that was going on in the heavenlies as God moved to break the power of Islam in order to open up Moslem nations for the gospel. The Kuwaiti people are thankful to Americans for their liberty. Something they say that has created a bond between Kuwait and the American people that will always be there.
And now the Resistance Front wants democracy for Kuwait. The Resistance who worked during Iraq’s occupation to protect the Iraqi people is demanding democracy, freedom of the speech, and freedom of press. The women are demanding a right to vote. They said the Emir can maintain his title as long as he doesn’t stand in the way of liberty. This strikes at the heart of Islam which is dictatorial in nature and is on a collision course with free markets, free voting and free press. As the winds of freedom blow, Islamic nations will begin to open up to the gospel.
God is overturning nations on a massive scale never seen before. When the Lord of All Nations strikes down a great nation, brace yourself for action. Prepare for massive changes! The God of History will not lose the Great War for the Earth!
“For the first time ever, mankind is reaching a consensus on the best form of economy: free markets. At the rate we’re going, the wave of reform will soon engulf the planet and leave any non-free-market countries trapped in a backwater of poverty. When poverty becomes a regional exception instead of the rule, socialist and totalitarian leaders will be killed or ousted … For the first time ever, mankind is reaching a consensus on the best form of government: representative, multi-party democracies. Reports of reform and revolution are pouring in from everywhere.“1
In China since the Tianenman Square massacre, according to Feb. 3, 1990 World, “In at least seven cities … students have indicated … that as many as 10% of entire student bodies have converted. In some cases entire dorms or even faculties have all become Christians.” According to one lecturer at Xiamen University, “I would defy anyone to walk from one building to another on this campus and not bump into a group of students having a Bible study in the open air.”
Because of the power that God is unleashing world wide, business as usual will not do anymore. The battle has shifted gears and now the battle for the entire planet’s faith is coming our way. And Jesus promised that he would send signs with those believers to confirm His Word.
1 James H. Rutz, 1700 Years is Long Enough, Open Churches Ministries, Costa Mesa, Calf., p.36-37.
March 1991 – In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, many news sources refered to the “Humiliation of Iraq and Saddam Hussein.” In the meantime, some Iraqis began to lose hope in Allah. Iraqi women could be seen going to Orthodox churches to seek help from the Christian God, as an ABC News video clip attested. “Humiliation” is closely related to the word “humility” which speaks of a humble and contrite heart. This is the heart revealed in these women – the willingness to open up in a new way to God.
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