Sunday, January 9, 2011

Persecution: Iran

We see world-wide persecution against Christians and Jews growing stronger by the day:

Iranian Christians under arrest

According to Elam Ministries, the Iranian government arrested 25 Christians on Christmas Day, and planned to detain 16 others, but was unable to locate them.

One of those detained was able to make a call to friends from an unknown location on the morning of the arrests, leaving this message -

"Unfortunately early this morning the authorities came to our homes. They arrested us and many other believers. I want to ask you to pray for us. We are sure God will never leave us or forsake us. God bless you. Sorry for giving you bad news over Christmas, but I believe God will do something for us."

Those who received the voice message were impressed by the caller's courage and calmness.

Armed, plain-clothes, special security officers forcefully entered the homes of Christians while they were asleep, and verbally and physically abused them. They were handcuffed and taken for interrogation. Among those arrested were five married couples. One couple was separated from their two-year old baby. Another couple was also forced to leave their baby that the mother was breast feeding. A number of single young women were also among those taken.

As stated in yesterday's post - please pray for these brave individuals who are facing such severe persecution.


Expected Imminently said...

Heart wrenching!

Lord have mercy on these we know of, and those we don't.

Save the babies, rescue them from physical, emotional and spiritual harm for if Mulims adopt them, they will be turned away from You.

How can they or their parents give You the praise and worship You deserve if they are not restored to life as your witnesses?

Lord please make haste to deliver them all from this evil. May the fear and awe of God fall heavily upon the necks of these captors. Cause them to quake at your Life shining from your people.

Make them wonder and fear the God of The Bible and open their eyes to the Truth in Jesus Christ.
In Jesus Name. Amen

Scott said...

Thanks Sue. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott >>>>

Yes, its all sad.....but we have
to wait. The rapture will NOT
happen until Dr. Masadeh is revealed, asumming I am right
about that.....

I believe there will be a murder
attempt, he will go to the ER,
and come back.....

(read 13 Revelation)

but we need to wait....

Paul makes that very clear in
2 Thess 2

and I will NOT go against that...

Stephen >>>>>>>

Expected Imminently said...


Where is the prophecy that says we have to wait - (for Dr.Masadeh?)

I have only read we must 'look up' for The LORD comes like a thief, suddenly with no warning for the removal of the Church.

Besides which, feeling sad needs to include our prayers for suffering, in particular, those in persecutuion.

Take care