Empower Ministries InternationalSM is committed to making the printing and distribution of God’s Word a priority. This facet of what we do is the virtual backbone of our ministry. We were established and built upon the desperate cry of the National Church for Scripture and scripture-related materials, and we will not deviate from this course.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16 (NASB)
The Word of God is powerfully reaching lost souls for Christ. But, there is an urgent need for Scriptures in every country where Empower Ministries InternationalSM is at work. Desperately needed in large numbers are Bibles, New Testaments, gospel booklets, discipleship and training materials, and evangelistic booklets that explain the message of salvation through Jesus.
As we know from Jesus’ temptation, Satan has a definite aversion and hatred of the Word of God. Jesus quoted the Word repeatedly to dispel Satan’s attacks. Likewise, the ungodly persecutors and accusers of the Body of Christ, controlled by satanic deception (Revelation 12:9-10), hate it when Christians quote, live by and study the Word. Revelation 12:11 states, “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” We see that believers, who are in the midst of persecution, memorize Scripture voraciously and it unconsciously pours out of them in their testimonies and witnessing when under stress.
Bibles are not only used by both new and mature believers, for “doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16, NKJV), but also for witnessing. Unbelievers are given the Word of God, and they hungrily read it and investigate its claims and its Truth. Therefore, worldwide, it is now being used like a tract to convey the eagerly sought message of salvation.
This is the power that is contained in the Word of God and why we must continue to print and supply the national churches of the world with ample supplies of Scripture. Like never before, the fields are ready to be harvested, and the Bible is at the forefront of the charge.
We need help to put the Word of God into the hands of the people of the world. Empower Ministries InternationalSM has the ability to print at a fraction of the standard printing costs. But, we still need assistance from people who also value God’s Word and have come to realize its transforming power in their own lives. In many areas, there are restrictions on the importation and distribution of God’s Word because its power is so evident. That’s why we must move even faster to provide as many Bibles as possible while the doors are still open.