Ezekiel 10:8 “And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.”
This is quite an interesting verse to read in the midst of the description of these awesome and powerful creatures whose purpose was to cover the Throne of God upon what was the “likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.” Ezekiel chapter 1 as well as in this chapter we read the description of the inner courts of God’s Throne and yet think of it – we read that under these mighty angels’ wings that ministered and executed the Mind of God was what appeared to be a Man’s hand. Not only were their faces, feet and bodies covered – they were also supported and lifted up by the hand’s of The Man that sat upon the Throne.
The Hand of Jesus Christ lifted Peter up out from sinking into troubled waters and also lifts up the Cherubim that guard the Throne. This same Hand is the Divine support in a ministry that is not our own but God’s. Just as the Cherubim are bourne in their ministry, so are we, the NewTestamentChurch lifted up in the endeavor that was commissioned 2000 years ago.
Though there are the gifts, the office, and the authority given to the Church in this present lost world – there are the gentle human Hands of the Christ-Man that lift us up, that bear us on to carry us where we would not have imagined or would have had the audacity to ask for. These are Hands that no man can pluck us from. This is the Divine support and comfort we have in our lives and in our ministry.
Yesterday my wife and I’ve returned from 2 fruitful months in Kyiv, Ukraine. These months have been surprisingly fruitful and God went beyond our expectations. What was to be a trip to visit our church in Kyiv that has no pastor turned out to be a harvest. God provided a location for BibleSchool an office as well as a place for services. We also were led to several people who’s heart the Lord had opened. When my wife were shopping at the market God brought to us the Ambassador of Serbia in Kyiv and his wife to minister to. Among those that we were able to minister to were 3 Iranian men that expressed their vision to be pastors in their own country. I am not at liberty to go into the details but keep them in your prayers.
God also brought two ladies to our fellowship in Kyiv from Minsk, Belarus: Lena & Olga, that lost contact with our ministry. They had moved to Kyiv to work not knowing that we were there yet God had a plan for them beyond their sphere of comprehension.
Bill Toppi is now in Kyiv for another month - keep him in prayer as he oversees the work there in our absence.
Thank you for your prayers.
p. Christian and Gosia Moore
Enjoy the slideshow below of our visit in Kyiv. If you cannot see it click here:
Two weeks we met together in a 16th century castle in Lwówek, Śląski in Poland for a conference dedicated to prayer. There we met Christ in the Word and fellowship.
Here is the story of William Still that I read recently that really spoke to me; He was a young man that God used mightily in Scotland.
“William Still at GilkumsonSouthChurch in Aberdeen was a young man when he was called to that congregation. It had had liberal pastors for many years before he came. In fact, when he started the ministry in the Church of Scotland, you could have counted the evangelicals in the Church of Scotland on your hands. And so he went into a difficult situation to minister at a dying, downtown church in Aberdeen. After he had been there for a few months, an older lady in the congregation called him and asked him to come by for a visit at her home. And this is what she said to him. When I called she said to me, “I have been praying for many years that God would send a man who was a little bit out of the usual to do a work for the Lord here in Aberdeen. And from what I hear, you are the answer to my prayer.” She told me this: “I have been a widow for seventeen years. Formerly, I taught a Bible class for over 100 girls, many of whom have since gone to the mission field, and yet it was only after my dear husband died and I was by then rather frail and only able to sit at my fireside and pray, that the Lord gave me this burden. It was as if he had said to me, ‘you have served Me long with these girls and in your local congregation, but this is the task of your life, reserved for you in your eighties. You have to pray something for Aberdeen.’” Mr. Still ministered in that congregation for almost sixty years, and he nurtured all the leaders of the evangelical movement in the Church of Scotland right in the halls of the prayer meeting and in the sanctuary under the preaching of the word - Sinclair Ferguson, James Phillips, George Phillips, and we could go down the list. The faithful prayers of that woman used by God to be a blessing to His church.”
Enjoy the slide show of the conference. If you can't see it click here: