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This excerpt is from The Prince of Sumba, Husband to Many Wives.
Copyright 1998-2009 Don Milton All Rights Reserved.
All Copyright Laws Apply


Chapters: [Prologue] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]  [19]  [20]  [21]  [22]  [23]  [24]  [25]  [26]

Prologue

   My name is Ishmael David. Of course it's an unusual name for a gentile believer. My grandfather named me, and when he did, he also blessed me, and prophesied. He prophesied that I would be a rebellious youth but would return to the fold and enjoy the good fruit of repentance and joy in the Lord.[1] That prophecy came true.
   He also prophesied that I would be a witness to the Asiatic peoples. That is what this story is about. Not about me but about all of us who took part in that greatest of awakenings the world has seen since God's great Gift walked among us over 2000 years ago.
   We witnessed with inexpressible joy the pouring out of God's Spirit upon those millions upon millions of lost souls who found the Truth for which they had been longing.[2]
   There were some however, who called themselves brothers, yet like Jonah were "angry with us enough to die" and would have preferred to continue wasting water on a "withering vine."[3]
   But it came to pass that the Lord's Spirit was poured out upon us. He softened our hearts so that we might "take away the reproach" of our women[4] and "prepare the way of the Lord" for that great opening of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.[5]
   All of us who were there, wish to express our gratitude that we were not alone in our mission but that some of you prayed with us and for us as the miraculous events I am about to describe unfolded.
   To those of you who have thwarted us in this work of the Lord, the prophet says, "come out of her"[6] for if you do not know that "it is not the Lord's will that anyone should perish, but everyone come to repentance" then you have lost sight of the Lord's love and of His patience.[7]
   Let us give thanks and praise to our Lord whose Spirit moved upon us so that those who had sought in vain to find a righteous witness were finally presented with His pure gospel, untainted by cultural bigotry.[8]
   Let us be thankful and in awe of God's great mercy in that He has been patient with our stubbornness so that we have lived to see the day that "the Branch of the Lord" was restored.[9]
   Let us be thankful that after many long years of hardened hearts the Lord has seen fit to open us to His will so that His Spirit could be poured out upon our new brothers and sisters in the Lord as was His plan from the beginning.
   Finally I praise God that He has seen fit to let me be part of that great moving of His Spirit. Standing shoulder to shoulder with millions of newborn believers singing praises to His Name has left me with a most indescribable joy!
   If you still have not "come out of her," that great apostate church, that "great whore of Babylon,"[10] which includes those who protest yet revel in her abominations, listen to the words of the prophet:
   "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."[11]
   Let the Lord judge your heart and find it true for He has said, "If you are not with Me you are against Me."[12] Our prayers and the prayers of our new found brothers and sisters in the Lord, and there are billions, are with you who read these pages. May you be with the Lord as His plan continues to unfold, always guided by His holy Word for "He will lift you up."[13]

   The narrative you are about to read has been written as if the Great Awakening described in this prologue has not yet taken place. You will be presented with facts and figures as well as descriptions of places that may no longer be the same. It has been many years since first I set foot on Mindanao but we shall begin there. May you be blessed. Click Here to Begin Reading Chapter 1 - Mission Mindanao

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[1]Luke 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit with patience.
[2]Joel 2:28
And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
[3]Jonah 3:10-Jonah 4:1
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did [it] not. But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
Jonah 4:5-7
So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city. And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made [it] to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
Psalms 37:2
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
[4]Isaiah 4:1
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
Note: Mass conversions of women to Christianity began in the 20th century. By the beginning of the 21st century there were more than double the number of Born-Again Christian women in the Philippines than Born-Again Christian men.
[5]Isaiah 40:3
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
[6]Rev 18:4
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
[7]2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
[8]Hebrews 11:4
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
Jam 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
[9]Isaiah 4:2-6
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, [that he that is] left in Zion, and [he that] remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, [even] every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory [shall be] a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
[10]Revelation 17:5
And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
[11]Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
[12]Matthew 12:30
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
[13]James 4:10
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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This excerpt is from Prince of Sumba, Husband to Many Wives.Copyright 1998 - 2009 Don Milton All Rights Reserved. All Copyright Laws Apply

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