WALK IN THE LIGHT
THE TRUE STORY OF A SUPERNATURAL WALK THAT SENT SHOCK WAVES INTO THE COMMUNIST PARTY HEADQUARTERS OF COMMUNIST ROMANIA'S CAPITAL, AND WHICH SOON THRILLED THE IMAGINATION AND HEART OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL CONGRESSMEN EVER TRAVERSING THE CORRIDORS OF POWER IN WASHINGTON, D.C., SENATOR HENRY M. JACKSON
Who Led the Walk to Freedom?...
Elijah Coroama--Family Man, Devoted Husband, Pastor, Bible Smuggler, Romanian Patriot, and, later, Founder of Romanian Orphanges and Founder of an international ministry, "Walk in the Light".
How the Walk Succeeded Against All the Forces of Communism...
Fleeing one of the world's most brutal communist dictatorships, reaching the blood-soaked border, their only hope to escape capture and death was to...walk in the Light!
What was the guiding, delivering Light that penetrated and defeated the whole security system of the Romanian border?...
It was a Supernatural Column or Pillar composed of a light with properties that no natural light could possibly possess, that could protect the men who saw it but was invisible to their enemies, a Light of Deliverance that was seemingly super-intelligent, moving only at the right time and stopping when there was an urgent but oftentimes an unexplained reason to stop, an invincible light that shielded the men from harm and danger at every step...indeed, nothing like this Light had ever existed before on the earth, unless it was the Pillar of Fire that guided ancient Israel to safety while the Pharaoh's mighty army of chariots and bowmen raced in hot pursuit!
Where and When the Walk Began...
"...Around May 1974, Elijah received a prophecy that on October 9, 1974, he would depart and leave his family and Romania behind. Elijah knew that it was impossible to escape without the Lord's help because of the heavy security around the border. Around 6-8PM on October 9th, Elijah saw a pillar of light..."--Excerpt from the 700 Club Television Broadcast Fact Sheet, September 12, 1984, Anaheim, California
NOW COME AND FOLLOW ELIJAH AS HE WALKED THROUGH
ALL THE HELLS OF THE BORDER UTTERLY UNSCATHED, THE RESULT OF YEARS OF LONG AND PAINFUL PREPARATION AND MANY, MANY MIRACLES...BY CONTINUING TO THE END OF THIS PAGE FOR THE CONNECTING LINK.
WALK IN THE LIGHT is the Authorized Account of how a Romanian pastor/Bible smuggler and two Christian companions followed a Supernatural Light to freedom. The author has heard that in Japan a printed version was made some years ago. Could anyone involved with it or having read it report to the author? It is good that Japan can have an edition in its own language. In the USA this is the Second, or (Internet) Edition, 2001, and is PUBLIC DOMAIN. Viewers are encouraged to download and share this account With churches, groups of all kinds, and friends and family. This story can rebuild faith, heal discouraged hearts, and thrill every soul that comes into contact with It. Please give a word of acknowledgement to the Author with an email if this account has touched you. That will help encourage him for over a year of hard work, as prayer continually went up for this project that it might help and serve people and glorify the Lord.
This Testimony of Deliverance was Originally Recorded On Seven Hours of Tapes (Using E. Coroama's Answers to Hundreds of Questions Prepared by the Writer), Chapterized According to the Writer's own original Themes, and Written By R. D. Ginther, formerly of Eatonville, Washington,
At the Request of Elijah Coroama of
Walk in the Light Ministries, Washington, Missouri,
COMMUNIST ROMANIA--BEFORE THE OVETHROW OF THE DICTATORSHIP
Foreign tourists snap pictures of quaint villages and priceless monastery art, returning afterwards to resorts built by the Romanian government, each equipped with a bowling alley, a rock band, and a strip of sandy beach that is off-limits to the Romanian people...
Bucharest the capital, full of fine, old buildings built before World War I but empty of cars, and everywhere somber-faced people waiting for hours in lines to buy what little food there is in a hungry land that once was Europe's breadbasket...
Vast collective farms, once the great hope of socialist agriculture, turning to weeds and thistles as the tractors rust in the fields, the farm managers unable to secure parts to fix them...
Aged factories and industries, long out-of-date, spewing forth black, deadly toxins over the towns and farmlands and into the rivers, spreading ugliness, death, and sickness in a land renowned for great, natural beauty...
Impoverished, hard-working Romanian youth turn to sympathetic visitors from the affluent Western countries and cross their wrists!
One of thousands of families seeking to escape, a twelve year old girl loses her parents to gunfire from guards at the border, and alone she drags her five year old brother away...
Elijah, a brave, Christian man, is arrested by the KGB secret police, and beaten and interrogated for hours, then days. His crime? Transporting Bibles to Romania's northern, Soviet Army-occupied province of Moldavia. One day, he hopes and prays with his wife, they will escape and find a way to freedom with their children...one day!
This is the true story of how Elijah,
who with two men God sent along to be his companions and to serve as a living testimony that the event had happened, gained his freedom, and also how ultimately his family was miraculously enabled to join him in the West; thus, God provided a way for Elijah, his two friends, and his wife and family where there was seemingly no way at all...
They part my garments among them,
and cast lots upon my vesture.
But be not far from me, O Lord:
O my strength, haste to help me.
Deliver my soul from the sword;
my darling from the power of the dog.
Save me from the lion's mouth:
--Psalm 22: 18-22
A fire goeth before him,
and burneth up his enemies
round about.--Psalm 97:3 (KJV)
But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ
cleanseth us from all sin.
--I John 1:7 (KJV)
This book is dedicated to my mother, Pearl A. Ginther, because without her faith and example in my life it would never have seen the light.
The writer thanks the anonymous creator of the cover page, and asks his forebearance, due to the writer's alteration of the cover page to include three men standing in the column of light which would graphically represent the brave trio of Elijah and his two companions.
This second edition of the Internet is dedicated to Senator Henry M. Jackson, U.S. congressman from the author's own home state, Washington, who served America's two best interests in the nation's capital for many years, by his vigilant support of our defense and of human rights through his continual compassionate aid to oppressed people. A printed copy of the second edition was sent to Helen Jackson, head of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and she kindly responded with thanks and good wishes for the success of the edition.
MY NAME IS ELIJAH. I WAS BORN OF A GERMAN-DESCENT FATHER AND A JEWISH MOTHER IN MY BELOVED HOMELAND OF ROMANIA. I AM, BY GOD'S GRACE, A U.S. CITIZEN NOW, BUT HOW CAN I FORGET ROMANIA? MY HEART WOULD SURELY STOP IF EVER THAT HAPPENED! I WEEP FOR MY COUNTRY EVEN NOW--FOR THE DESPAIR THAT STILL RULES IN SO MANY HEARTS LONG OPPRESSED BY COMMUNISM AND DECADES OF DICTATORSHIP. BUT LET ME TELL YOU OF THIS LAND OF GREAT BEAUTY AND GREAT TRAGEDY, WHERE GOD BESTOWED RICH FAVOR TO US IN OUR TERRIBLE DISTRESSES, AND IN MY OWN LIFE SHOWED THAT HE WHO ONCE PARTED THE RED SEA FOR THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL FLEEING MIGHTY PHARAOH WAS STILL LIVING, AND STILL ALMIGHTY, ALL THE TIME CARING AND LOOKING OUT FOR MY BELOVED WIFE AND CHILDREN, AND ME...
The Lion's Mouth
3. A Shepherd Boy
4. The Little Lamb
5. A Second of Heaven
6. The Iron collar
7. Isaac and Rebecca
8. Before the Council
9. "Can you help us?"
10. Under Arrest
11. The Burning Lamp
12. The Pillar of Light
13. Three Jonahs
14. No Passport but Jesus
15. Goose Chase in Germany
16. The Senator's Golden Key
17. Dark Threads
18. Consider the Ravens