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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Saeed Abedini: In prison in Iran for sharing his faith in Jesus Christ

For some time  I have been following the story of Saeed Abedini who is in prison in Iran for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to muslims and helping to set up house churches in the country.
Being a believer in the Creator of the universe myself, I find it strange why it is so hard for those who believe in a spiritual god to not believe that He is able to present Himself in human form to mankind.
If, after all, He is able to create the universe and all that in it is, surely appearing to human beings in human form is no big deal for one as powerful as He because with 'a' god all things are possible..or not?

As a muslim turned christian Saeed knew the risks and yet he kept on doing what he was doing and even, after being arrested and set free, he returned to Iran again!

It seems that, as in China, the persecution of followers of Jesus Christ  is not slowing down conversion to a movement that was founded in love by a man who gave up His own life readily in order to reunite sinful man with with their Creator.

Once one begins to understand that for a God who created the universe and all that in it is, appearing to human beings as a human being Himself would not be a big deal because with God all things are possible. Dying as a perfect human sacrifice in order to take on the burden of sin in an amoral and wicked world so that those who believe will be with Him in the afterlife is rather more mindboggling but makes sense!

To share eternity with the Creator of all life and to experience His awesome creation to the fullest certainly gives me the incentive to want to share this news and so it is with others who are waking up to the reality of things unseen!
The best news is that the Creator wants us all to share His gift and so He is calling people from every walk of life to share this information.

However, as with all great news, there is also bad news!
There are those who wish to prevent us from sharing the kingdom with the Creator and are making it their business to persecute and kill the message bearers because they do not want them to spread the word! Saeed is one of these message bearers and he may lose his physical life in prison in Iran.

He and his family need prayers and mostly for courage to accept that God may allow him to die in order to fulfill His plan of redemption for the many! This is often the lot of those brave ones who see the bigger picture!

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