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We Are a Light Shining in The Darkness

October 4th, 2019 1 comment

The following blog was contributed by Joan Bennett, Aglow Int’l Director – Asia/South Pacific

Something special happened at the Leaders’ Summit during the 2019 Jerusalem Convocation this month.

National Leadership from over 30 nations gathered together for this program, which was purposely focused on prayer for the nations where current events, including extreme difficulties, governments in turmoil, and terrorist activity, were being reported in the news daily. Prayers went out for Hong Kong, Korea, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Venezuela as well as nations in Africa such as Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Congo.
Prayer was also raised for Armenia and other nations and for Aglow nations where there is a new work beginning or new growth coming forth. 

As different National Leaders brought updates or concerns for their nations or region, Nancy McDaniel lead us in powerful “air supremacy” prayers for each nation with the leaders praying in agreement. About halfway through the summit, to our surprise the power went out! We were suddenly in the dark with only minimal light. The microphone was out of power, and the recording equipment was stopped. I was concerned that the women would leave… but we felt to continue on in spite of the darkness and lack of power. 

Surprisingly…everyone stayed.

Cell phone flashlights turned on throughout the room, their lights shining brightly in the darkness as the women stayed in their seats. We continued praying.
These Aglow women and men would not be stopped by the darkness. They were steadfast in their conviction to continue listening to each update and praying for each nation.   

As I looked out on the individual cell phone lights I felt the Lord impress on me… this was a picture of the army of Aglow positioned in the nations for such a time as this

We have been equipped.
We stand ready in our call.
We are as lights shining in these dark times. 
We will not be moved, because we know we have been called for this time in history! 

This is Aglow at its finest prepared to follow after His end times purposes. 

It was a powerful time of warring for the nations in unified prayer. One day we will see all that was accomplished in heaven and on earth as Aglow held ground and prayed for the nations that day and will continue to pray in the days ahead. The power came back on a few minutes after we closed our last prayer for the National Leaders Summit. But we didn’t mind. We have a Light. We are a Light.

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