By James S. Eagles, President, Intercede International
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16 NKJV
As I reported a year ago in the Winter 2021 issue of Intercede magazine, early in the morning hours one day in the fall of 2018 I heard the Lord Jesus speak to me these words: “A reign of terror is coming to Canada.” At the time, I interpreted this to mean that terrorists were going to attack Canada in a big way. I was very troubled by what I heard and I prayed and told the Lord that I did not want my loved ones and our nation to be attacked by terrorists.
But as we entered into 2019 I sensed I needed to understand just what the Lord meant. Then in December 2019 and January 2020 the news began to report on the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. In January and February of 2020 I was traveling across Canada attending mission conferences and I began to research the word “terror” in the Old and New Testament. In the KJV Bible most references to the word “terror” are found in the Old Testament. I was surprised to find out that although many uses of the word terror, in context, refer to war, many references in Scripture also refer to pandemic diseases also referred to as “pestilences.”
Then I finally understood the Lord’s message to me. He was preparing me (and many Christians) to be ready for what was coming upon our nation and the whole world. Pandemic diseases—which Jesus referred to many times—are one of the signs of the end of the age in the Gospels. The Terror is the fear caused by the Pandemic of COVID-19. But as we know, the Bible and Jesus’s presence in our lives removes those pandemic fears. For we know, once we have done our part, the rest is in our Master’s Hands.
We know and our Lord Jesus knows the suffering both direct and indirect this Pandemic has caused in Canada and also among our brethren in many nations. So it is not surprising (but it is amazing!) to see the power of our Lord’s grace continuing to be poured out upon supporters in Canada—Intercede International and the brethren we represent worldwide—who also are members of His Body throughout the world.
In the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2021 we received the most funds in one fiscal year we have ever received for our Mission partners around the world. In the previous year, the Lord blessed us and also removed our deficit.
And now in the 2021 fiscal year we have been enabled by donors across Canada to bless the 49 ministries with which we partner, in most cases with the largest disbursements in our history. The brethren all around the world cannot cease to thank their Lord and the Christians all over Canada for stepping up to the plate to bless them while they have been struggling due to ongoing poverty, persecution and pandemic.
Your Faithful Help
Because of your faithful help we have been able to send much-needed funds to help rescue Christians under war and persecution in many nations—including the rescue of Christians escaping Afghanistan and ministry to the Christians inside that country.
Because of your help two children and youth homes are coming to completion in the final construction stages in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and in El Salvador; along with repairs to Father’s House in Ukraine and children’s homes in India.
Because of your help, hundreds of needy and orphaned children are being cared for all over the world. Because of your help, Intercede has sent more support than ever in our history to help national missionaries all over the world to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to unreached people groups! Praise be to the Lord of Hosts who makes this all possible, and to you who lovingly listen to His Voice!
And then there is the most powerful impact of all—the spiritual impact of your prayers of faith and your intercession for our brethren. Only Eternity will reveal the full impact of those Intercessions that are being made daily by members of His Body here in Canada, impacting those members of His Body who are delivering the “everlasting Gospel Message” in more than 50 gateway nations of the world. Keep on Keeping On! The Lord is Coming Soon! Shalom!
Sincerely for His Eternal Kingdom,
James S. Eagles, President, Intercede International