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Through the collective prayers of God’s people, as well as constant petitions presented to Congress by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), American Pastor Saeed Abedini has finally been released this Saturday, January 16, 2016, from an Iranian prison. Pastor Abedini spent three and a-half years in extremely cruel conditions in what is said to be the worst prison in Iran, Evin Prison. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for his Christian faith; he was beaten and tasered and he feared for his life during years of imprisonment.
ACLJ made constant pleas in behalf of Pastor Abedini and our prayers were continually going up to God for his release. His release is nothing short of a miracle.
Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for ACLJ, spoke with Pastor Abedini this weekend upon his release and during his hospitalization in Germany. Abedini thanked Jay Sekulow and his entire team, as well as 1.1 million ACLJ members, who worked and prayed to secure his freedom. He said, “May God bless you for everything you did.” More information about Pastor Abedini’s release is posted on the ACLJ website.
Pastor Abedini’s release impacted me emotionally, as I read about the news Sunday on the ACLJ website. On December 10, 2015, I asked all readers to agree with me in prayer for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, Asia Bibi, Bob Levinson and Amir Hekmati, two of whom had been imprisoned for their faith.
I have written about Bibi’s and Abedini’s plight and unjust imprisonment for their Christian faith on this website. I believe God heard all of our prayers collectively, and He honored the constant battle presented by ACLJ for their release. It is quite moving to see this answer to prayer and the mighty move of God’s hand in behalf of Pastor Abedini and Amir Hekmati! To God be all of the praise, honor and glory!
Thank you, Lord; thank you, Lord!
Asia Bibi, a mother of five, was sentenced to death in Pakistan in 2010 for her Christian faith, and she remains in prison. Her family recently quoted her in saying, “She forgives her persecutors.” She has been in prison for seven years, but states she does not hate those who imprison her; she prays for them.
Asia Bibi has been in prison seven years in Pakistan, serving a death sentence for her Christian faith.
Former FBI agent, Bob Levinson, still remains imprisoned, or missing, in Iran. Bob Levinson was taken hostage in Iran on March 9, 2007, but more recently Iranian officials have stated they don’t know his whereabouts. He was held hostage there; why wouldn’t they know of his whereabouts? Their allegations are absurd.
Bob Levinson chained and forced to hold a hateful sign by Iranians.
Asia Bibi and Bob Levinson still need our continuous prayers.
These, who are supposedly peaceful, tolerant and deserving of nuclear facilities, are Muslim terrorists who do such things to Christians and to those who are simply Americans. Barack Hussein Obama defends Muslim terrorists – because he is one!
Three Americans were released from Iran in a reported “trade” between the US and Iran. Pastor Saeed Abedini, American Veteran Amir Hekmati and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.
Jesus told us,
“Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven” Matthew 18:19.
This promise doesn’t stand alone. There are other scriptures that tie in with this promise. Jesus is referring to the prayers of the faithful, those who really trust and believe in Him, and who abide in His will. We believe that the Father will answer our prayers, as we pray in Jesus’s name, according to the scriptures.
My heart is encouraged.
The Holy Word of God tells us,
“The earnest expectation of the creature (original Greek – creation) waits for the manifestation of the sons of God” Romans 8:19.
The world is waiting for the sons of God to do exploits in these last days. This is what we are called to do, and this is what the faithful will do, until the Lord returns.
The Prophet Daniel also wrote,
“Such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he (the antichrist) corrupt by flatteries; but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits” Daniel 11:32.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.