5/30/2020 (Voice of the Persecuted) Dear Prayer Warriors, while viewing and hearing about disturbing global events such as killings, riots, government crackdowns, wars and rumors of wars and a dividing spirit taking place, I’ve been pondering about love and hate.
God is love and hate is the absence of God. In the absence of God, there is evil.
All around, we see and are witnessing hatred. Hate is a sin and not of the Lord. We are seeing less and less of God and more and more evil in human hearts.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
This is Agape love, God is love, we can only understand the deep meaning of this verse by God’s Holy Spirit. But without the Spirit, it’s impossible. Our love and our understanding of love is lead by the gratifications of our sinful hearts.
We have seen the result of what hate has caused, but do not lose heart for we are reminded of the love of God.
In Jeremiah 31:3-4 shows that God loves us with an everlasting love and with lovingkindness, He draws us near to Him. We can be encouraged, for our faith is in Him. For the Lord, our God, sustains and gives us peace.
Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
I do believe in Him and I am so encouraged by His Word. Reach out to Him!
‘In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ John 16:33
So dear Prayer Warriors, I will continue to focus on what God has called us for,
“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” Hebrews 13:3
Our persecuted brothers and sisters ask of us to pray for them. That they will endure their persecutions and be faithful to Jesus. We answer their request in prayer.
I invite you to join me, tonight, as we pray for the persecuted church and the global harvest of souls as the Holy Spirit leads us.
We will also continue to pray for:
- Leah Sharibu and Alice, both held captive by the Boko Haram.
- For Pastor Wang Yi from China, who has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for sharing boldly the love of God.
- For Anita, a Christian convert recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for sharing the Gospel in Iran.
Lord willing, I look forward to praying with you tonight as we lift up our persecuted family.
Your sister in Christ,
Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Leader
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What is Persecution Watch?
Persecution Watch is a U.S. national prayer conference call ministry that prays specifically for the global Persecuted Church. For over a decade, Blaine Scogin led this national network of believers who faithfully pray for the persecuted and the global harvest for the Kingdom of God. The group meets via a free call-in service every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night at 9pm Eastern (please check your time zone). Blaine also served as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted and our missions became one. The prayer mission of Persecution Watch is an important part of our own. With the passing of Blaine into glory on December 26, 2019, Voice of the Persecuted is committed to continue the prayer conference call for the persecuted along with our dedicated prayer warrior team.
On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the call to share the trials they’re facing. The team serves to encourage them by washing their feet in Spirit led prayer. Time is often reserved for those on the call to ask questions. We believe this helps to gain a better understanding of the situation that persecuted Christians endure in their specific nations. Q&A also helps us to focus our prayers based on their current needs.
Persecution Watch also hosts callers who want to pray united from other nations. If your heart is perplexed by the sufferings of our persecuted brothers and sisters, you no longer need to pray alone. We welcome all who desire to pray for the persecuted church and consider it a joy to pray together with you. If you’re new to the call and can’t find your voice, listen in and pray silently or on mute. We are grateful and thank the Lord for bringing us all together to pray in agreement for our persecuted family in Christ. We can all be prayer warriors on this call!
NOTE: Persecution Watch has a new email address for the prayer team and those who would like to receive urgent prayer requests, weekly call prayer points and notification of special prayer events and special guest speakers. Please fill out the form below to be included in our new distribution list to receive this important information. Since the passing of Brother Blaine Scogin, we thank you for your patience as we have transitioned into this new season. We are grateful for your prayers and to the Lord for guiding us as we continue the Persecution Watch prayer call mission.
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