We as Christians are living in this world, and yet we are not of this world. We are looking to our future world where true peace will reign. When the lamb and the lion will lie together, and there will be no more war. Until this comes to pass, we need to be diligent and good ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.
I leave to Beirut, Lebanon and Cyprus on April 11. This will be my third crusade in Lebanon, where I will spend seven days. I am sure I will have much to share with you in my next letter.
The population of Lebanon is only 4 million people, and now they are forced to accommodate half a million Syrian refugees. Lebanon is under pressure as the only Arab democracy because of the grip religion has on the government. According to their constitution, the president must be a Maronite Catholic, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim and the speaker of the house a Shiite Muslim. Prior to 1982 the President had veto power over the prime minister and the speaker of the house. This is no longer true. The power is now shared by the three of them, which leaves the country divided by religion.
Some were concerned about my safety on this trip. But, God will take care of me as He always does. Someone asked me if I had a body guard to travel with me. I answered that I had twelve angels with me and the prayers of my partners. We will be rejoicing when we reign with Christ in the New Jerusalem. Life will be as it should have been before the fall of Adam, and because of God's love of man.