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Archive for October, 2015

Good News from Syria

No – the good news from Syria is not necessarily that Putin is beating up ISIS where Obama miserably failed (although he clearly is); no – it’s not that the country is yet built up again after the war; but it IS good news that even in the midst of Muslim brutality and crime God always has a spokesman and the Gospel NEVER returns void back to Him.

Read the following extract from Mission Network News – https://www.mnnonline.org/news/militants-bring-terror-to-refugee-camps/ – and see a small glimpse of how God is working out His purposes in what we would call a hell-hole on earth.

Clearly, God is not finished working in this world yet and the full number of Gentiles has not been accepted into the Kingdom.

“One member of ISIS from northern Syria came to visit his relatives who had fled to Jordan because he had heard Christians were providing them aid, the director said. He intended to kill the Christian workers providing aid to his relatives, who were not living in a refugee camp. After hearing the gospel and witnessing the love of the Christians, he put his trust in Christ.

“He first saw how Islam brainwashed him about Christianity, and how that contrasted with the reality of what he saw in the Christians,” the director said. “And we’re talking about an area of Jordan that has three Salafist [a strict, fundamentalist branch of Sunni Islam] mosques. They raise up people to go and fight.”

The former Muslim extremist militant was so enthusiastic in sharing his faith with the Salifis that he quickly put himself in danger, he said.

“He even got threats from them, and that’s when I began trying to calm him down, because otherwise they may kill him,” the director said. “They may take him and create a big threat among the refugees. We need to work very quietly and slowly.”

And we should be continuing to pray for him and others like him so that their work will bear a lot of fruit.

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