Pastor Saeed is in prison in Iran serving an 8-year sentence. His only crime was following Jesus. This man is not a prisoner of Iran he is a prisoner of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is not a victim of anything - he is an overcomer. The real victims to fear and satan are the Iranian authorities and much of the Obama administration. They (Iranian Authorities) are genuinely afraid of peaceful biblical Christianity, which is why they would imprison an innocent man. The Leadership of Iran and other Islamic nations persecute followers of Jesus simply because they are afraid of losing people to the truth, because the truth speaks for itself. The governments of this world try to silence the voice of the church, but when they try to silence the voice of the church the voice only gets louder, deeper and stronger. And now with social media the voice goes further and continues to echo and reverberate. Even people who don’t follow Jesus see the injustice of this situation and are speaking up. We are thankful for their help. Ultimately Jesus and Pastor Saeed win, no matter what. The Kingdom of God is unending and unstoppable and the voice of God in the earth (the church) will never be silenced. Paul the Apostle’s words from a Roman Jail still echo through human history. (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians) Friends the truth will keep marching on!
We need to pray for Pastor Saeed’s release, we need to pray for his family to have grace during this horrible time. We should use social media to make our voices heard. We should care about the well being of our brother in a jail cell in Iran. I am writing with tears in my eyes. Let’s remember this - this man is not a victim of injustice - he is a hero in the Kingdom of God and great is his reward in heaven. He has a reward in heaven that many of us who are advocating for him don't yet have. He is a hero, remember that and pray that his wife and kids know that as well.
The scriptures teach us how royalty is to behave. “Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9 NKJV) These are commands not suggestions. Here is what I know, there are two people that Jesus gets up off his throne for. God arises not for the rich and famous, all though I am not against being rich and famous, but God arises for the poor and the persecuted. If God stands up for them then we should do what we see Jesus doing because that is real faith and real faith always leads to both prayer and action.
▪ God stands for the Poor and Persecuted - “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”(Psalm 12:5 NKJV)
▪ God stands for the Persecuted – “When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” (Acts 7:54-60 NKJV)
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