As we passed the city of Nis in Southern Serbia. I spotted in the sky a visible cross.
It’s not very clear and was probably made by two aircraft vapour trails intersecting. However it is was the location that got me thinking. Nis is the birth place of the Roman Emperor Constantine, who interestingly enough was first declared emperor in York England.
Constantine famously had a vision of the cross in the sky with the words ” through this sign, conquer “, just before the battle of Milvian Bridge during the Roman civil war. From this time on he decriminalised Christian worship and became a supporter of the Christian faith. which was a turning point for Christianity in Europe.
Constantine gave thanks to God for his military victory which changed the course of Church history.
However we know that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces in the heavenly realms. We conquer for Christ not by violence but by love , decaring the good news of Jesus in word and in acts of compassion and also through prayer.
for the last 10 days We have walked through Serbia with the sign of the cross proclaiming the freedom that comes through Faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.
we have walked, talked, prayed and preached the Love of Christ. We have seen 15 people that we know of get right with God
we have seen others healed
1500 people received gospel tracts as the Holy Spirit blew through Serbia.
Christianityin Europe faces challenging times, who knows but it may be that some of our beliefs and practices will be declared illegal .
Despite this we believe we are on the victory side. The power of the cross will be demonstrated through transformed lives. Jesus loves the people of Europe and we intend to take his message of grace and if necessary win this continent back to Christ , person by person.