Key Verse: Verse 7 - “All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions."
Key Words: All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Certainly a desire of Satan is that we be oppressed in our worship of God. It’s a battle that takes place on a continual basis, not just on believers, but on entire nations of people.
The U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released a report which stated that the Sudan, China, and Russia head the list of nations in oppressing the religious rights of its people. Russia, according to the report, is at a crossroads and whatever route it takes will have a tremendous impact on all European nations.
In Sudan the situation is beyond horrible. More than two million Christians have been put to death because of their faith in Jesus Christ. In recent days my heart has been burdened for the people of Sudan (thus one of the reasons for the article). Since no one is allowed to go in Sudan (that is, any missionaries), reports are sketchy, to say the least, but we know the oppression is great.
China in recent times has begun again to persecute Christians. Many Christians who allow meetings to take place in their homes have been imprisoned for life. (Churches are not allowed in China so they meet in homes.)
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has issued a decree that any group not licensed by the state must be “liquidated.”
We are certainly living in the last of the last days. Satan and his demonic forces are busier than ever. We must get God’s Word out here in our Jerusalem that Jesus saves; but we must also see that all men, women, boys and girls around the world have the opportunity to hear the gospel as well. Will you pray, give, encourage, and even go out in your community and tell others?
What to do:
✞ Do your part in giving the gospel out everywhere you go.
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