Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday's Voice - Iran


Officials Frantically Deny Spread of the Gospel
The Iranian media is desperate to refute claims that Christianity is spreading among Iranian youth and through cities considered to be almost exclusively Islamic. The government-supported Jomhouri-e-Eslami daily newspaper is calling the spread of Christianity an unfounded rumour, but there are definite contradictions in fact to this statement. On October 2, the government-supported news website, Javan-Online, acknowledged that the acceptance of Christianity was becoming a trend and reported 200 house churches were discovered in just a few months in the traditionally Islamic city of Mashhad.
Moslehi also cryptically announced there will be a new effort to fight the growth of house churches in Iran, and there are serious concerns that this Christmas season could bring intense persecution for Christians. Last Christmas season, authorities from the Ministry of Intelligence raided house churches and the homes of believers in Iran arresting hundreds of Christian.
Pray the Body of Christ will continue to multiply and mature despite persecution. 

Pray the government will be open to change and allow full rights and protection for non-Muslims. 

Pray that those who flee Iran will find refuge and help. 

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray (Samuel Chadwick)

2 comments:

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

yes yes! He trembles when we pray!Oh Michelle, I hope you do join in the #31Days2BuildBetterSpouse -Tomorrow is the last day to sign up and be put with a group! You are welcome to follow along with me if you don't want the group commitment - just click on the link here and get your book and when I post updates about it you can link up and chime in with your thoughts! (But I do hope you'll go ahead w the challenge cause it's a great way to give and receive encouragement & get to know other women) :) God Bless!

Susan said...

We so often forget what power we have in prayer!

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