by Dave DeCook
Welcome to the engine room. I remember touring a ship called LOGOS in Chittagong harbor, probably in 1972, when I was 9 years old. It was a Gospel ship owned by Operation Mobilization, I think. It carried a lot of Christian literature around the world. The part I remember the best was the engine room. I was totally awed by the huge pistons that drove the ship. The amount of power that moved through that room was kind of thrilling. To think that it moved the whole ship, a huge ship, bigger than most buildings I had ever been in, and carried it from one continent to another across the mighty seas was mind boggling.
In the same way, the power of the gospel is awesome. Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. For, in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith, from first to last. Just as it is written, ‘the righteous shall live by faith.’” This is the power that is winning people from the kingdom of darkness and is building the kingdom of God worldwide, a kingdom that will prevail and never end.
Here in the engine room I want to talk about things that are hugely motivating to me. I am trying to learn the heart of God and bring that into my life and into this ministry. Here I want to share that with you, so that you can get a feel for what is at the heart of this ministry.
So, what’s one thing that I find hugely motivating at Bangla Ministries Worldwide? Right off the top of my head, I would say that what gets me up in the morning is that the Bengalis have a prophetic destiny. According to Genesis 12:3 the blessing of Abraham will come to every tribe on earth. Revelation 7:9-11 shows that God’s promise will come true and be seen in heaven in a huge gathering worshiping God together. In order to come to pass, we must preach the Gospel to every nation. Jesus said in Matthew 24:14 that we would do that and complete the job and then the end will come. I don’t believe that has happened for the Bengalis (more on that later) and yet, I see signs of the end. Therefore, I believe God is about to do something quite amazing so that this largest unreached people group will be reached soon. It is so exciting to be alive at this moment and be a part of what God is going to do!
I welcome your comments. Thanks for visiting The Engine Room!