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If you had to pick the most evangelical Christian region of the world today, where would you choose? You may be surprised to learn that a Northeastern region of India has become one of the great evangelical strongholds in the world in modern history. The people of Nagaland were historically animist and headhunters. The Nagas are people of Mongolian stock who live primarily in the region of India that borders Burma. Christians were at a minority until a revival swept through in 1953. There was political unrest at the time. Many people fled to the forest in fear of their lives.
The revival began when Christians began seeking the face of God and repenting of their sins. Revival fires quickly became flames of evangelism and many Nagas were converted to Christ. The spirit of revival lasted until the late 1950s. Then there was an ebb in the flow of revival. In 1976 the flames of awakening began to burn brightly once again. It has been estimated that by 1980, 80% of the population had become Christians.
Entire schools were converted to Christ. Rock groups with names such as “Blood and Thunder” and “Blood Suckers” were converted to Christ. They became gospel-singing groups with new names such as “The Living Gospel” and “Jesus Christ Revolution.” Prayer was such a vital part of the revival that took place. Small prayer buildings were erected adjacent to many churches. People came to these places to spend extended days of prayer and fasting.
I once asked one of the young Baptist leaders of Nagaland what he thought was the great need for Christians today. He responded, “We need to depend more on God. He must be our starting point for everything. We must allow Him to set the agenda. Prayer begins with God and His will.”
Perhaps that’s what you and I need to learn today. If revival is to come to this land, then God must be our starting point. Will you spend time today seeking the face of God? Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be open unto you.” Why don’t you start “asking, seeking and knocking” today?
Psalm : Chapter 24
5) They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6) Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c] 7) Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8) Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9) Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10) Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.
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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
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STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
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