A Call to Prayer
IDOP-Africa invites you to join Christians around the world in praying with, and for, the persecuted church on Sunday, 11 November. www.idop-africa.org provides you with news, articles, resources, PowerPoints, links and contacts to enable you to mobilise your friends, family, co-workers, congregation and community to prayer and action on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Faith.
You can also join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted event on the Frontline Fellowship Facebook page. Please like, link and share it with your family and friends.
Christians Under Fire
Over 400 million Christians live in the 67 countries of the world which severely restrict, or persecute, believers. This year over 200,000 Christians have died as martyrs for Christ. Christian brothers and sisters are being persecuted for their Faith in: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Burma, Red China, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lagos, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine territories, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Targets of the World's Hate
Our Lord Jesus Christ said "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet, because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore, the world hates you." John 15:18-19
The apostle Paul strengthened the disciples and encouraged them to remain true to the Faith by teaching: "We must through many tribulations enter the Kingdom of God." Acts 14:22
How Firm a Foundation
Our Lord Jesus Christ taught that many believers would forsake Him (Matthew 24:9-10), when trouble, or persecution comes, because of their superficial commitment. Those with no roots in God's Word would fall away quickly (Matthew 13:21).
Mobilise Prayer for the Persecuted
Is your church planning to observe Sunday, 11 November as a Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church? Please visit www.idop-africa.org and www.frontline.org.za websites for resources, information, prayer posters and prayer requests for the persecuted.
Click here for a 3 minute video Remember the Persecuted which you can share and show to friends, family, school and church.
"Remember the prisoners as if chained with them - those who are mistreated - since you yourselves are in the body also." Hebrews 13:3
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
An audio CD of the full message from which this article derived and other resources for the persecuted, are available from: Christian Liberty Books P.O. Box 358 Howard Place 7450 Cape Town South Africa Tel: 021-689-7478, Fax: 0861-551-7490, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.christianlibertybooks.co.za
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