Joy Unspeakable

Ethiopia is experiencing a spiritual revival. Men and women are turning to the Gospel and Jesus s revealing Himself in powerful ways. Jonathan, a young man from a small village in Ethiopia, had met Christians before and he wasn’t interested in hearing about their God. He was a troubled man with a strong spirit of resentment and he struggled mightily with his family and many others in his life. Then one day, someone came to his village and shared the Gospel. Jonathan listened but hardened his heart and became even more antagonistic towards the Christians than ever before. But something changed that day. There was a stirring inside of him that he couldn’t ignore. He went to church and listened as the preacher spoke of Jesus. At the end of the service, Jonathan gave his life to Christ. A strong joy filled my heart”, he said. For many months I struggled to sleep, but that day I went home and fell into a deep slumber and as I slept I had a vision. A very tall man full of peace and rest laid beside me just as two others came through my window. These men looked angry and demanded I go with them. But the one beside me said, stay, you will never see them again. Tell them to leave.” Jonathan obeyed and when he awoke his heart nearly burst with joy and that happiness has only increased each day. His parents saw a significant difference in him and they asked why he was so drastically changed. Jonathan told them everything and when he was finished they both gave their lives to Christ. Word spread quickly and soon he was teaching his neighbors about Jesus. Many came to know all about the Gospel, all about Jesus; a church was born. I express my joy by serving the Lord and it grows each day he said. I will continue to serve Him s my joy can continue to grow.

Luke 6:38 offers us this promise; Give and it will be given to you good measure, pressed down shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap, for by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

Jonathan has learned that the Lord loves to give. He is the joy of our hearts and the more we give of ourselves the more the Lord gives back, pressed down, shaken together, running over.

For many months I struggled to sleep, but that day I went home and fell into a deep slumber and as I slept I had a vision.

Related Podcasts

Revival and The Lord's Prayer

What does revival have to do with the Lord's Prayer? Ron discusses what's happening worldwide in the spiritual hotspots of the world and how there is a new sense of the Holy Spirit invigorating the national church. Listen now...

25 Years in a Demonic Prison

Ron shares a story about a lady who was demonically possessed for 25 years. Her children forced her into becoming a portal to evil so they could have wealth and power. She suffered endlessly for their gain. Nine of her thirteen children died, and her health was failing miserably. Her fearsome reputation did not stop a young church planter from visiting despite many warnings of grave danger. Listen now...

Persecuted for Belief in Jesus

Nathan was imprisoned for his belief in Jesus, but this did not stop him from telling the other prisoners about Jesus. Dozens came to know the Lord, and when the new believers were released from jail, they couldn’t contain their excitement. Listen now...

Latest Posts

SIT REPORT: Desperation

Desperation is one of the telltale signs of an authentic, “world class” turning to God. Such a turning to God happens when an overwhelming number of people come to the stark realization of their dire situation, and then cry out to God for help in a state of urgency and helplessness. Read more...

The Back-Slider in Heart Edited and paraphrased by Keith Green By Charles G. Finney

This is an edited and paraphrased version of the 21st chapter from "Revival Lectures" by Charles Grandison Finney. This message is as much for the Church today as when it was first brought forth in a series of lectures in the 1830s. We earnestly pray that you'll "read it and weep!" I cannot conclude any teaching on revival without warning converts against backsliding. In discussing this subject, I will show: 1) What backsliding in heart is not, 2) What backsliding in heart is, 3) What are the evidences of a backslidden heart, 4) What are the consequences of backsliding in heart, and 5) How to recover. Read more...

SIT REPORT: Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

This is an update on the refugee situation in Israel. Ron shares how the national church in Israel has responded to this tragic crisis. Read more...

Latest Videos