Remarks by Boris Trajkovski,
President, the Republic of Macedonia . . .
to a multi-denominational gathering of church leaders and their
wives in Skopje on October 14, 2003 . . .
"I know that we come from different denominations but in
Jesus Christ we are the same. Our common denominator is that we
can all say that we know the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal
Lord and Savior and I can say myself that He is my Lord and Savior.
"But we need to remember one thing, that we need continual
prayer and to put aside all of our differences. And when we stand
on His Word, we need to be unified to encourage each other and
pray for each other because that is when we are victorious and
we win souls for the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to be unified as
it says in Psalms 133:1: 'How good it is and how pleasant it is
when brothers live together'.
"For our fight is a spiritual one. Paul wrote to the Ephesians
as well - 'we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers,
principalities and authorities in high places and places of darkness
against the spiritual heavenly powers.' Now that we know we know
that our battle is spiritual - it is that much more important that
we fellowship together in prayer because we need to encourage one
another as we do today.
"For myself I have to say in the past that unfortunately
I did not spend enough time with you and I can say partially I
can say that is because I have been the President and have to deal
with government issues but that does not excuse me and of course
I am partially guilty of this. But regardless of the reasons I
want to tell you I want to tell you one thing: I long for your
company, for your fellowship and I would like to confess personally
in front of you. I just know one thing - it is very difficult to
be the President. It is not an easy job. It is laborious and I
feel very lonely sometimes and it is draining.
"What I desire for my country that the key of the transformations
of Macedonia can happen only through Jesus Christ through encouraging
people to know the Lord Jesus and I know the only way to do this
is through continual prayer. Not only of the believers but of the
priesthood, the leaders, and of course I will join you in these
efforts and I know you will do as well.
"We can see the transformation in Macedonia just as we see
many transformations and changes in the world - and the Lord proves
Himself faithful. With my brothers we had the chance to see this
on the Transformations video in my cabinet. The Lord Jesus Christ
does miracles. Even though we see this hatred, the changes start
within us. Ours is to preach and to share and the Lord will do