Monday, June 22, 2009

Pray for Iran

Although the pundits have made the current turmoil in Iran into political bully pulpits, there is one fundamental truth about this tragedy that we believers must keep in mind...

People are dying and going into a Christless eternity.

There is a very graphic and disturbing video circulating the Internet that shows a young woman who was brutally gunned down during the protests in Iran.

People are slipping into eternity in the midst of this turmoil. People who do not know the saving power of Jesus.

Pray that the Spirit of God will move in this area and provide openness to the gospel, as He did in the formerly communist areas of Russia that are, ironically, more open to the gospel than some areas of the U.S.A. seem to be these days.

Part of the demonstrations involve the people calling for freedom from the hard line Islamic theocracy... which could be a harbinger for the gospel moving freely in that part of the world.

Historically, Iran has persecuted Christian converts. This could change. Let’s pray that it does. Let us pray that the people of Iran will learn that the Qur'an tells how God anointed Jesus, through a virgin birth to be the Messiah - the Savior of the world, nearly five hundred and fifty years before Mohammad was born.

Add Iran to your prayers this week.

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