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The Rise of the Raj, 12/4/16

Today I have written this letter to my ministry partner in India which includes a prophecy for his nation:

Dear  Elisha,

I believe have an encouraging word for you and the churches. Two nights ago as I lay in bed God showed me a man in a red turban and He said the words, "The Rise of the Raj."  I believe he is saying that India will now begin to gain strength in the gospel and in the world. I believe your prayers are being answered. I hope that this is an encouraging word to you all and that it and helps you feel as that God is hearing your cries to him for India. Since Pakistan and Bangladesh were also part of the old Raj that the British used to control, I think it is possible that they too may begin to see advancement, at least in the growth of the gospel.

I believe that Daniel 7:4 applies to India:

Daniel 7:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

The lion is the symbol of England so it represents England and the once large and powerful British Empire. The eagle's wings is America and how we were torn from Britain when we formed our own nation. But I believe that all the old British Commonwealth nations, like India, that Britain used to control, are part of the lion. And the lion receives the heart of a man, Jesus is the man. This is the work of the gospel giving these nations the heart of Jesus. I believe "The Rise of the Raj" is the beginning of this prophetic process growing strong as God begins to raise India up as a sheep nation in the last days, just as he has led us to pray. So praise the Lord, keep praying, your prayers are working and India is rising!! Hallelujah!

Love you.

Steve Pursell, 112/4/16

And today, after a reminder of it form God, I have again written to my Indian partner about this prophecy the Lord has given me for his nation.

Dear Elisha,
I love you and your family and the children, the churches and the pastors there in India, you are all such a great blessing to me in my life. I am so thankful to you all for your love and prayers. May the Lord reward each one of you one the hundred for for your love and prayers for me.
I hope you remember that last year I shared with you a small vision/prophecy the Lord had given me for you all. It was about what I called The Rise of the Raj: that India would begin to grow in power and wealth and prominence. What I saw in the spirit was a raja in a red turban and heard the Lord say,"the rise of the Raj." That was all there was to it. Yesterday God reminded me of that little prophecy and that means it is near, even beginning now. I believe this recent meeting between India, Turkey, Russia and Iran to make a new wold currency backed by gold will lead to it. I believe the Lord is saying that India will grow in power and wealth and respect among the nations. This will be good for India in the eyes of the world. But I am not sure all this is entirely 'good' for the believers in India. I am not 100% sure about this but I think it will mean more persecution for the believers. But if that is so, be comforted because persecution, although not pleasant to the flesh, is really a blessing to the spirit. Please read this message I have written about Embracing Persecution and Suffering For Righteousness as a blessing, as Jesus tells us to in  Matt. 5:10-12. And if you want to, of course you are free to share the message with the pastors and the churches. Unless you are already preparing the people in this way I believe it would be very helpful to all. Much love to you all.
Lord, bless my Indian friends. Reward them for their faithfulness to you and their goodness to me. Grant them the answers to their prayers for the Baptism of Fire and a harvest of 800 Million Souls. Thank you, Abba.

Steve Pursell, 11/25/17