Letter to Member of the Welsh Labour Party

Alex, in a letter to Jayne Bryant, a member of the Welsh Labour Party who called for Franklin Graham’s tour stop in Cardiff to be cancelled.

Dear Jayne,

The Bible tells us to pray for those in government that they may understand the will of God in these times.

Wales has an amazing history of how the Lord sent His presence into the valleys through people like Evan Roberts. I am sure you have read some of the accounts of lives changed and hundreds of thousands becoming enlightened to the unconditional love of God.

It is clear that the times we are in are becoming far from Godly and that as the people cast off restraint all manifestations of the works of darkness come upon the people.

If you look at just one aspect of the Welsh revival that is written plainly for all to see in the history books is that for the first time in the judicial system of Wales the magistrates wore white gloves and closed the statute books as there WAS NO CRIME.

The change in thousands of people throughout Wales was reverberated around the world leading to a global movement “Pentecostalism,” the testimonies of healing deliverance and the love of God poured into the hearts of those who were hungry for change in times of austerity.

On the 17 July 1984 I went to a Billy Graham meeting. As a scientist I was not seeking God or Christian values. In fact I was self-sufficient, a dr., no mortgage, good respected citizen, international scientist of some repute and about to get married. I knew nothing of God.

As Billy Graham opened up the biblical truths there was an incredible change in the atmosphere at Liverpool football stadium. A simple message, no hate, no condemnation but an invitation to know Jesus. Then thousands swept onto the turf at Anfield. As I watched this amazing spectacle a voice spoke to me by name, “Alex this is the most important decision you will make in your life. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring it.”

For the first time I openly wept, just like those thousands of hardened coal mine workers in the valleys in 1904. I could not say I understood all what was happening but I knew one thing. This message of Jesus is true! I couldn’t get to the turf of Anfield quick enough, I knew I had to respond. It was more important than my worldly life style and material wealth.

Since that day my life purpose was changed and the miraculous became part of my destiny in Christ.

There is not enough space for me to share some of these testimonies only suffice to say if you want to know more I will spend time to share with you.

The importance of bringing Franklin Graham to Newport is not about hate but the absolute opposite. It is about the power of God’s love through Jesus Christ to rescue us from the power of darkness. No individual sin can be singled out as we all have fallen far short of God’s standards. That is why Jesus came, no one else could pay the price.

Imagine standing before God and saying, “I stopped people having the right to hear your message of the gospel. You sent your son but I stopped the people hearing the message.”

Do you know that is why they crucified Jesus to shut Him up! But what they didn’t expect was the fact that He is God’s son and He would be raised back to life!

I hope that you don’t allow anything to stop you reading this message or even researching into the Welsh revival history. But consider most seriously what you are trying to silence.

Free speech is what gave the voice to the minorities in this nation, now you are proposing to silence the voice of one.

I hope that you may be objective and see the bigotry of silencing a man who simply comes to give the lost a chance to hear biblical truth.

One day we all have to give an account of our lives to God. The outcome is simple, “Welcome good and faithful servant” or “get away from me you doers of evil.”

John 3:16-19 KJV
“[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

Finally dear Jayne,

Know this, you are loved by God.

Praying for this nation,

Alex
Rev. Dr. FWA Johnson