Rees Howells’ Intercession Victory – Israel is Safe, the 80th Anniversary of World War Two Intercessions: Holy Land, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Persia
Eighty years ago, on 15 November 1942, after months of intercession, Rees Howells declared, “The Bible Lands are safe!”
The Dictator’s Lies of Peace
Rees Howells - because of the prediction of “the downfall of Hitler and the Nazi regime,” the College was bound to stand with the Prime Minister in stating that the war must be continued “until Hitlerism is overthrown.”
God Will Deliver us from the Dictators by Rees Howells, 1939
‘Is the day coming when our country will have to look to God and to Him alone, to deliver us from this black spectre of Hitlerism?’ wrote Rees Howells in late 1939. ‘Will God have to step in as He did in Biblical times to deliver our nation, because we are fighting solely for freedom and religious liberty?
Dictators Defeated and Gospel Advance
Rees Howells lived for the fulfilment of Jesus’ Great Commission, the Gospel to Every Creature, and he believed that Hitler (Nazism) and Mussolini (Fascism), the dictators of Germany and Italy, would have to be defeated for the peaceful work of world evangelisation to continue.
Samuel Rees Howells, The Quiet Intercessor
Samuel Rees Howells or “Mr Samuel” as he was affectionately called by students and staff members of the Bible College of Wales (BCW) was born in 1912 in Brynamman, a mining village near Swansea, South Wales, UK. Before his birth, the Lord gave Rees and Lizzie Howells his name – ‘Samuel.’ There were similarities in his life, to the Samuel he was named after in the Bible. His mother’s middle name was Hannah and he too was to be dedicated to the Lord by his mother on the altar of sacrifice. They called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord” – 1 Samuel 1:20…