By Pastor Paul, Director, Bibles for Mideast
July 17, 2016: By God’s grace, Bibles for Mideast conducted a baptismal service in the Middle East early this morning according to our Lord's great commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Eighteen new converts from Islam witnessed to their faith in Jesus Christ in the waters of the Arabian Sea (Acts 2:38, 8:16-17, 19:5).
They all personally requested baptism, wanting to be purified in the Spirit and the water to be ready to meet Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom, who will one day come in the clouds to take His Bride. Our Lord’s return is imminent, they all believe.
When Gentiles received the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Apostle Peter declared to the disciples: “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” (Acts 10:47) So we prayed and decided to baptise them.
After the baptismal service we all worshiped together along with celebrating our Lord’s Supper.
During the worship service, two women and a man from among the believers prophesied in the Spirit that we must leave our current shelter soon and move to another place. We do not know where the Holy Spirit is leading us to go. But in obedience to the Lord we are preparing to move. LET HIS WILL BE DONE.
Please pray for the believers, members of the gospel teams and the Board of Directors.