|SWAT REPORT # 70 11-06-06
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
THE SWORD HAS COME
The existing "Bible" which is accepted by the evangelical people of Romania is called the "Cornulescu" named after the one man who translated it. It is a very poor paraphrase following the generally accepted corrupt texts making Jesus father Joseph equating Jesus with Satan relieving sinners from any mention of hell etc. It is near impossible to do the work of the Lord with such a paraffin sword. A fine, ten year veteran missionary from America has gathered a very distinguished group of bilingual, well-educated Romanians in an effort to give these people a pure copy of the Word of God. The lack of qualities of character resulting from the absence of the pure Word of God is quite evident among many of these people. We who for years have practiced Pro 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Pro 6:21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. Pro 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: tend to take for granted the powerful effect that the pure Word of God can have upon one who applies it.
The problem comes with introducing this "new" pure Word of God to a people who are accustomed to and are very comfortable with their "Cornulescu Bible." Neither the flesh, the world nor the devil will allow this to pass except the evil spirit "tare him" Lk. 9:42
Well, whether we can blame all we are experiencing on this one event is questionable but if not it is quite a coincidence that our ministry has been quite torn at the same time that we are fighting the battle FOR the Word of God here in Romania. The sea is tempestuous and we are tempted to awaken the Lord who is still aboard our ship. Maybe YOUR prayers will calm the sea.
Photo # 7001 shows our people as they pour over and compare their chaff to newly introduced wheat. Our Gypsies delve into the truths of the pure Word of God quite amazing.
Photo #7003 shows Mary Bethany, a bit too anxious for winter made a bag-leaf man it snowed the next day on top of her premature snowman.
Photo #7004 is a gathering of our college and career group in our living room praise the Lord He is giving us some very healthy new blood.
Photo # 7005 shows the shepherds, busy this time of year, moving nearly a thousand sheep across E 60 a main national roadway, this was on a big curve something you would never see in the good ole USA.
Photo # 7006 is another something you would never see in the good ole USA this is a one million lei bill On the mission field we have big faith and only work in millions actually, this is worth about $30 this is soon to be taken out of circulation so you now have a genuine copy of an antique currency bill don't say I never gave you anything.
Serving for the millions on the eastern front