26th October 2014

When the enemy comes in like a flood

“….When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19b

With the advancement of the Kingdom of God, history tells us that the enemy will do all that he can to frustrate the growth of God’s Kingdom by using all sorts of circumstances. We witness in today’s world the reality of that fact. Whether in the nations or among societies and people groups, the Church finds herself in a constant struggle against the enemy in various forms.

One of the areas of contention that the enemy is viciously opposing God’s people is in the area of finance. Those involved in the ministry of the Kingdom find this a constant test of our faith. The enemy’s intention is of course to force God’s people out of God’s purpose, to derail us from walking in God’s calling and destiny for us. We need to be vigilant. We need to be prayerful.

Desert Stream has been a testimony of God’s faithfulness in the past 10 years. The Lord has at every turn and corner sustained us. We are currently at one of those turns and corners. Our income has been irregular this year. As a result, we were not able to keep up with the rental payment of the premises we are using. We were asked by the landlord to clear all our outstanding rental by the end of October. In order to keep up to date our rental payment, we need RM33,000.00 before the deadline for payment of rental of Lot 2, 4 and 6. Ellel Ministries would need RM16,000.00 by the end of October to keep their rental payment up to date. Ellel Ministries also needs another RM65,000.00 to meet all their financial obligations before the end of this year, which includes the payment of allowances/wages to their staff.

I wish to call upon all of us to join our heart in faith and prayers, to believe that the Lord will miraculously and graciously provide the financial resources before the deadline. As He did deliver Israel from Pharoah’s army at the Red Sea, we trust that He will deliver us from this current financial tide coming against us.