Dear brother, we will continue to pray for you that the Lord may give you wisdom from above in handling all this in His will and strength. Last year you and your church prayed for revival. What happens now is an answer to that prayer. The Lord is testing you, purifying the church and seeking to make you a testimony in your country. When the Lord came with power in mighty revivals of the past, the result was the same: some were purified and dedicated, others disappeared because they did not want to pay the price of total dedication.
Example. ‚ÄúBut Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank‚ÄĚ (Daniel 1:8).
Observe that it doesn't say that all 4 young men purposed in their hearts not to defile themselves. Everything started with the purpose of one! Daniel was that man who purposed not to defile himself, not to trample under his feet the Word of the Lord. The other three young men were influenced and encouraged by Daniel‚Äôs example. What I found here very encouraging is that their need ONE MAN to purpose in his heart to stay for the Lord. And his example will be followed by others.
May the Lord enable this pastor to stand for the Lord in all the Lord asks from Him. What a reward for those who suffer for the Lord! So many "Christians" today who are "walking" with the Lord until the first "Ouch!"