The Only Safe Shelter for the Last Days!

An Amazing Fact: With the coronavirus pandemic and an apparent increase in natural disasters, sales of underground shelters have boomed. People everywhere are desperate to find a place of safety. They are building elaborate bunkers in which they stockpile food, water, gas, guns, and ammo —hoping to survive everything from social anarchy to complete global collapse.

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble.” —Psalm 27:5


Dear friend,


As millions around the world hunker down in their homes to maintain “social distancing,” some Christians are wondering if this is a fulfillment of Isaiah’s words:


“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut the doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity” (26:20, 21).
 

Others are wondering if this is the beginning of the end.


It’s hard to say with certainty, but we are living in extraordinary times that feel like a chapter straight out of the book of Revelation. The coronavirus pandemic and its related economic crisis have shaken our world to its very core.


But while people are fearful, I am excited because I believe that Jesus is coming soon!


Because of you and other dear friends, Amazing Facts is doing more than ever to share God’s Word. While our public evangelism events are postponed, our principal areas of outreach—TV, radio, and Internet—are surging with interest, as isolated people everywhere turn to us searching for spiritual answers.


For example, Bible School registrations have doubled in one month—and Internet traffic is up 45 percent! I believe that God has prepared this ministry “for such a time as this.”


In fact, we are now living in one of the most fertile seasons for evangelism in generations … but this golden opportunity will not last forever. We must work now while interest in spiritual things is soaring, for soon the night of persecution is coming when no one can work (John 9:4).


We Are Not Hiding


COVID-19 has transformed how we do business, how we socialize, and even how we worship. But while Amazing Facts doesn’t want to spread germs, there is something we do want to spread: the gospel! So even though millions of businesses have closed their doors, the Lord has made it possible for Amazing Facts to continue broadcasting, streaming, and mailing the Good News.


Jesus warned us that in the last days, there would be pandemics, natural disasters, wars, famine, and fear … yet He also promised, “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). Though Satan wants to frighten you and me into hiding, we must raise the standard higher and share with greater boldness.


If ever there was a time that fearful hearts needed to know about the hope of eternal life, it is now. And through your loving gifts, you’re making Jesus’ eternal vaccine available for free.


For Such a Time


Just as God placed Esther in a strategic position in Persia to accomplish a great work of saving His people, so the Lord has placed His church around the world to serve as agents of salvation.


I believe that the Lord has raised up Amazing Facts to do a mighty work in these last days. Your confidence, prayers, and sacrificial gifts have made it possible to intercede and save millions whose eternities hang in the balance. Just as Mordecai sent swift messengers through the kingdom to proclaim a royal message, we have been commissioned to proclaim the three angels’ messages throughout the entire world … without delay!


Especially now, we need your gifts to break through barriers and bring hope and healing to open hearts. Here is how you are reaching through closed doors to millions of isolated people living in fear:


           1. Television and Radio. Millions watch and hear Amazing Facts on TV and radio, with a potential worldwide audience of more than 2.5 billion households.


          2. Bible School. Almost 250,000 Bible lessons are sent worldwide each year; in 2019, over 2,000 graduates requested baptism!


           3. Internet. You’re helping millions discover Bible truth through 35 Amazing Facts websites!


          4. Worldwide Evangelism. We are translating, broadcasting, and printing God’s message in countries like China, India, Indonesia, as well as in languages such as Polish, Spanish, Farsi, and others.


          5. Publishing. Your gifts create new publishing materials that proclaim the Bible message. Each year, nearly 1.5 million faith-building resources are mailed to tens of thousands of seekers.


          6. Correspondence. We receive 40,000 letters each year from people hungering for a closer walk with Jesus, and we mobilize prayer warriors to pray over thousands of requests.

I am humbled and amazed at what you are continuing to do through Amazing Facts to direct people to the only secure shelter in these last days!


You Are Touching Real Lives


Your gifts truly change lives! Here are just a few people you have helped …


Rita found Amazing Facts on satellite and wrote, “Never had I heard Bible prophecy explained in such a way that it actually made sense to me.”


Brian was driving home from work one evening and heard a voice on the radio say, “Would you like to hear an amazing fact?” For the next hour, he listened to Bible Answers Live. He has since quit drinking and smoking—and turned around his marriage and joined God’s church!


A Heartfelt Challenge


But while Amazing Facts has experienced a major surge in interest, we have not seen a corresponding surge in gifts to keep up with this demand. We realize many of our friends are facing their own financial challenges, but whatever the state of the economy, I believe that God will sustain His people as they support His mission.


Now is the time to give sacrificially to God’s cause, because more people than ever are turning to our websites, social media, broadcasts, and the Internet to find the real truth.


Without your co-laboring gifts, our work will stop. So would you stop and pray like Esther did and respond with a lifesaving gift this month for such a time as this? Whatever you are able to give, it will make a lasting difference in countless lives through eternity.


When the end approaches, we cannot be saved by a doomsday bunker or a big bank account. The only safe hiding place in these last days is to be hidden in the Lord, “for he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble” (Psalm 27:5)


Your timely gift will truly transform people. Let’s not pull back in these difficult days but press ahead!


Always advancing in faith,


Pastor Doug Batchelor

President, Amazing Facts

Amazing Facts is a non-profit, donor-supported ministry.
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