I received an urgent e-mail from Jerusalem this morning (Pacific Coast Time), letting me know that Pastor R seems to have caught some kind of flu. He is fighting with a high temperature and really needs our prayers.
Most of us know, at least to some degree, the kind of things he has gone through–at least, in the last four years. He has been attacked numerous times, resulting in grave life-threatening injuries. Physicians have noted more than once that he should not have survived. God had a different idea.
Pastor R has also been struck with illnesses of different kinds which greatly weakened him and made it nearly impossible to continue in his work until God intervened. This is another of these times, folks. We must pray, and we must do it right away. Our God answers prayers! In the book of James, we read these words:
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up…(James 5:13-15a)
Most of us are thousands of miles from Pastor R, many of us on the far side of the globe from him. God, however, pays no attention to distance. As we bring him before the Throne of God in earnest, interceding prayer, God will answer. There is an evil enemy that wants him dead, as he does every one of us who are followers of Yeshua, but, as those who are submitted to His Lordship, we know that the devil must flee when we resist him!
God bless and keep you all, and many thanks from all of us working with House of Blessing, and our beloved brother, Pastor R.
Forever in His service,