The Promises of God, Part 7 by Allan McGuirl
God’s word does not return to Him void. Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” As we have been looking at promises from God, this one is indeed very precious. In other words, God promises that His word will bear fruit. This statement of Isaiah goes back to the 8th century B.C. – that’s over 2800 years ago. Is it still true today?
We at Galcom have sent over a hundred thousand of our little Galcom solar-powered fix-tuned radios into the country of Colombia. These radios have been distributed in many remote communities, often where the Gospel message has never been clearly presented before. These are areas that are seldom visited by outsiders. Let me tell you a fantastic story:
A Christian brother, Thomas, travelled to a small village called La Paz, meaning “The Peace,” and he found real peace there. He was in for a big surprise. Entering the village, he came across one of our Galcom solar-powered fix-tuned radios hanging from a nail on the railing of a very poor house where a couple lived. Now Thomas knew the radio well, for he had been distributing them for Russell Stendal, a well-known missionary, in another area of the country far removed from this village. He wondered how this radio ever got up into this region deep in a territory with constant conflict between the guerillas and the paramilitary forces. Few people wanted to travel into this area because of the danger, but Thomas had a burden for these people and wanted to share the Gospel with them.
He inquired of the owner how in the world he came to possess his little radio. The man told him, “I am a farmer and I had to carefully venture into another town for supplies where I met up with a missionary who was talking about Jesus and giving out radios. After I spoke with him, he gave me a radio. Now you can see, in this town it is very small with only about 80 people, so I asked the missionary for 5 radios for my village and he joyfully gave them to me. He knew that no one ever came up into my territory because of the danger. Not even the priest comes here because it is so far out. We are all alone. But you know, we in the village have been listening to the radios divided among the people, and we have only 3 Bibles which we also share among the villagers. We got a great message on Sunday through the radios that touched our hearts in a powerful way. We have never had a pastor and no one has ever come here to evangelize us: only the Lord through these little radios. But, praise God, everyone in this village follows Jesus now. “
How precious is this promise in Isaiah 55:11 where the Lord says, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Thomas left the village rejoicing, having witnessed the power of God’s Word in touching and changing lives in one of the most remote areas of the world.
Is God speaking to you too? Hear this word of hope. Maybe you would like a little solar radio fix-tuned to a local Christian radio station in your area. We will send you one for $20.00. Just provide us with the exact frequency, AM or FM. And do keep us in prayer as we continue to send these little missionaries all over the world.
To learn more about how you can be a part of sending radios around the world, go to our website at http://www.galcom.org/get-involved/donate/.