Friday, September 21, 2018

Raising Up Japan to Go to the Nations

Thousands gathering to hear the Gospel in Pakistan. So will Japan be!
The time goes by quickly and there are many preparations being made as we get ready for this new season of life and ministry.  In about two weeks I will be in America then after that traveling to Kenya with a team of Japanese to do roughly a month of ministry, mainly preaching the Gospel.  This is the first time I will be going there and I believe it is profoundly significant.  Japan as it currently stands is very far from being a nation of believers in Christ, but nonetheless I believe they have a major part to play in bringing the nations to Jesus, that every tribe and people of the earth would come to the full knowledge of the truth of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God. In fact this is one of the reasons Ryan Denlinger and I have come together to start Empowering Japan.  We have such an amazing group that God has gathered around us. This month we start to do more work on the mainland of Japan.

And in addition to this I see this trip to Kenya also as an opportunity to build a bridge for many other Spirit-filled, empowered Japanese believers to go fulfill the call of Japanese to the nations of the earth.  Of course at the same time God will also be pouring out His Spirit upon Japan as we build the Kingdom here in Japan. For this reason I have laid aside many things, many dreams and ambitions fail in comparison to the call of the LORD to see the nations come into His glory and become partakers of the new life in Christ.  

This truly is the time to arise and lay aside petty things, worldly things, distractions, and divisions for the sake of the GREAT HARVEST that awaits us! Some will plow, some will sow, some will water and God will also send those to harvest.  All of His laborers will rejoice together! So don't be bogged down with worries from the news, or temporary circumstances, take hold of the tools! Take hold of the gifts God has given you so that you too can labor while there is time. 

Japan shall know the LORD! It shall be born into the truth and they shall be a people free from the rulers of this world. 

Preaching in the marketplace in Okinawa.

Some of the Empowering Japan team.

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