Joel 2:28-29 (KJV) 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: 29 And also upon the
servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my
Acts 2:17 (KJV) And it shall
come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my
Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men
shall dream dreams:
Over the years there have been many words of exhortation given to
Marge and I concerning our ministry and us. However, there are three
prophecies given that we see being fulfilled.
A dear late minister friend, Pastor Calverly, of Bristol, England
who had a very strong prophetic ministry, gave the first prophecy.
He prophesied in the mid 1970’s that we would have so many funds one
day that we would not know what to do with them.
The second prophecy was given in November of 1987 by Pastor Tony
Maggos of Illinois (who recently went to his eternal home) at our
25th Wedding Celebration in Richmond, Indiana, that though we would
still be conducting crusades and winning souls, our ministry was
going to change and that more and more we would be making disciples
and winning soul winners for the Kingdom of God.
The third prophecy given was by a late dear friend and minister,
Pastor Lipton, of Dover, England in the 1980’s. It was at during a
conference that he prophesied that we would win a BILLION souls to
Christ through our ministry. Wow!
Looking at the first prophecy, we are continually trying to be good
stewards of all that God places in our hands. We are supporting
nearly 100 national ministers and soul winners around the world. We
have, over the years, been training thousands of workers through
training schools, seminars, conferences and schools of ministry.
We have purchased over 200 buildings around
the world for local churches and have built many churches in
different parts of the world. Truly God has supplied the needs for
these! We believe the barrel of God’s meal and oil does not run dry.
As we give, He keeps giving it back. 1 Kings 17:16 (KJV) And the
barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail,
according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.
Pray that Marge and I may always be good stewards of all He entrusts
to us through His people. The Lord spoke to my heart a few years ago
that in our latter ministry we would be ‘Dispensers of His
The second prophecy has come to pass. Even though we still win souls
through evangelism we now have training schools, seminars,
conferences and schools of ministry and we have trained thousands
with what we have learned and received in the ministry of soul
winning. They in turn are taking the gospel to the world.
The third prophecy was one I wanted to believe but had a difficult
time to really see how this could be that we would reach one billion
(a thousand million). Luke 18:27 (KJV) And he said, The things which
are impossible with men are possible with God. I was recently
praying about this and believe God showed me the answer. The
prophecy said that we would reach one billion souls through our
ministry. Yes, we have led many thousands to Christ over the past 50
years that we cannot count them.
However, it is nowhere near ‘One Billion.’ So
the answer came to me that it is fulfilled though all the ministries
we have trained and supported over the years, even among some of the
orphans we have supported. I pray daily for all the souls we have
won and taught the Word of God to that God would raise up the
five-fold ministry through them. Ephesians 4:11 (KJV) And he gave
some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some,
pastors and teachers; I believe God is raising up soul winners. When
we win a soul winner, we move from adding souls to the
multiplication of souls.
You may have noticed that we ask and even emphasize that you pray
for us and the ministry God has given us. The reason, we believe, is
that God’s people carry us with their prayers and faith. One example
is the man sick of the palsy, who was only able to get to Jesus when
his four friends carried him to the roof of the house. Another
example is Moses, when he held up his hands and they grew tired,
others came and held up his arms so the battle could be won.
Exodus 17:11-12 (KJV) 11 And it came to pass,
when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let
down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and
they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and
Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the
other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going
down of the sun.
Your prayers are types of Aaron and Hur who
held up the arms of Moses. We are not Moses but are some of God’s
servants and as you pray and stand in faith, you are helping to win
the battle for the Lord. Remember that we give God all the HONOR AND
GLORY for all He has done, is doing and will yet do! We must
decrease and He must increase.
God bless you and yours.
On behalf of the last day harvest,
Tony and Marge Abram.
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