July 4, 2020 | From Maksym Belousov, Intercessors for Ukraine
Greetings from Ukraine!
We live in times when spiritual warfare is so real as never before. We are witnessing unprecedented ideological influences on nations and continents.
Almost 30 years ago the communist empire of USSR went crumbling down. Because of it’s bloodthirsty demonic nature, the Soviet Union killed dozens of millions of its own people, pastors and ministers were imprisoned, thousands of churches destroyed.
Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, and the fall of the Iron Curtain revealed great spiritual hunger in our people, they were genuinely seeking after God, but the laborers were so few. Till this day we are very thankful to God for laborers from USA and other countries who saw the need and responded by sending missionaries to Ukraine and other countries of ex-Soviet block. Our local church in Kharkiv was planted and pastored by American missionaries.
Christians from the US have been our role models in sacrificial giving, living and ministry, which inspired thousands of missionaries from Ukraine to go to Asia, Africa and Western Europe to preach the Gospel and plant churches.
Problems and Challenges. Today Ukraine is experiencing the same onslaught as the US and Europe: humanistic liberal leftist ideology is trying to take over. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured in Ukraine by the Soros organizations to influence our system of education, mass media, government, healthcare, culture and entertainment and other spheres. There have been dozens of their attempts to change legislation, introducing gender ideology, same sex marriages and other perversions.
On top of that there is an ongoing military conflict sponsored by Russia. 14,000 Ukrainians died because of it since 2014, the Crimean peninsula was annexed and parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions were occupied. Evangelical Christians are being persecuted there and church buildings taken away by new authorities.
Less than 5% of born again believers in Ukraine are actively promoting Biblical pro-family values and fighting the attacks of the destructive ideologies.
Prayer Marathon and Meeting Dave Kubal
Since 2017 we’ve been doing an all-year-round Fasting and Prayer Marathon which was supported by the Council of Protestant Churches of Ukraine and more than 100k intercessors were involved in it. In late 2019 we met Dave Kubal of Intercessors for America, we were so inspired by their fire of intercession and systematic prayer. Today we are working on creating the Prayer Platform of Intercessors for Ukraine to identify prayer warriors and assist them to pray constantly for our nation.
Here in Ukraine, we are praying for America, for God to expose and destroy the plans of the wicked and His Glory to shine over your nation.
And we are craving your prayers for Ukraine, here are some prayer points:
1) People of Ukraine to repent and wake up from slumber
2) Destroy the plans of the wicked to legalize perverse ideologies
3) Spirit filled and Spirit led government workers to implement God strategies for Ukraine
4) Stop war and stolen territories to come back
5) Laborers in the harvest and new churches to be planted
6) Intercessors to be raised
7) Leadership and finances for the Intercessors for Ukraine Platform