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A Call for Prayer

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A Call for Prayer

I have requested prayer previously for the following persecuted saints, and they still need prayer, so this is a reminder for some of you, friends, please keep praying.


Leah Sharibu, abducted at age 15

Leah Sharibu

Leah Sharibu was kidnapped with 110 other schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. The terrorists killed five of those girls and released 104, once they renounced their Christian faith, but they are still holding Leah Sharibu, because she refuses to renounce her faith in Jesus.

*Six more Christian girls have been kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram and they too need our urgent prayers daily.


Pastor Nadarkhani and his family

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was previously arrested and sentenced to die for his Christian faith, “apostasy,” but after much prayer and public outcry, Nadarkhani was acquitted and released from prison, after having spent nearly three years in prison. Pastor Nadarkhani was arrested again on July 22, 2018. Iranian forces raided his home, beating him in front of his family, and they even tasered one of his young sons when he answered the door. Only a Muslim terrorist would taser a young boy, an innocent boy, who simply answered the door! We need another miracle for Pastor Nadarkhani. God delivered him before and He will deliver him again! We have to pray daily, saints.


Pastor Nerren (left) and his family

Pastor Bryan Nerren

American Pastor Bryan Nerren is a Christian pastor who lives in Tennessee with his family. He was attending a Christian conference in India and was arrested after being asked if he was a Christian. He has been held in India because of his Christian faith since October 5, 2019. He was not allowed any visitation by his attorney, or the US Consulate. His passport was confiscated and India refuses to allow him to return home to his family. Pastor Nerren has a special needs daughter and his family is devastated. India is listed as the #10 nation on the Open Doors World Watch List for Christian Persecution.


Pastor John Cao

Pastor John Cao, a US citizen from North Carolina, was doing charitable work in China, when he was arrested and sentenced to seven years prison for his Christian faith. Pastor Cao’s health is deteriorating and he has already lost at least 50 pounds; he could potentially die in China’s harsh prison environment, unless God delivers him. He shares a cell with 12 inmates which is furnished with only one bed!


Bob (Robert) Levinson

Bob Levinson was arrested in Iran in 2007 and has been held by the terrorist regime since that time. He is an American citizen, reportedly a former CIA agent, and he was taken into custody while working as a private investigator. Iranian officials interrogated Levinson in 2007, but have since denied knowing his whereabouts. I am not aware of Bob Levinson’s religion/faith, but he and his family also need our prayers.

All of these desperately need our prayers; please pray for them daily.

The Word of God tells us,

“All these are the beginning of sorrows; then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you, and you shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake” Matthew 24:8-9

“There should be no schism in the body (body of Christ, the Church), but the members should have the same care for one another. And whether one member suffers, all members suffer with him; or if one member is honored, all members rejoice with him. Now you are the body of Christ and members in particular” 1 Corinthians 12:25-27

We are all very busy, some more than others, and if you can’t pray daily for all of these due to time constraints, please enter them on a prayer list, or in your Prayer Book, and lay hands on the prayers and pray one prayer over them collectively (this is what I have to do due to the volume of prayer requests I have received). God understands our time limitations and He will still honor those prayers.

God always answers our prayers. He has already delivered many saints in answer to our prayers:

Youcef Nadarkhani delivered from death row during his first incarceration in Iran: https://propheticnewsletter.yolasite.com/news/youcef-nadarkhani-released-from-prison-in-iran-

Asia Bibi released from death row in Pakistan: https://nowprophecy.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/breaking-news-asia-bibis-death-sentence-overturned-by-the-supreme-court/

Three American Christians released from North Korean prisons: Kim Dong-chul, Kim Sang-duk (Tony Kim) and Kim Hak-song: https://nowprophecy.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/breaking-three-american-christians-released-from-n-korean-prisons/

Little Christina Nuh was returned to her parents three years after she was taken by ISIS terrorists in Iraq: https://nowprophecy.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/praise-report-iraqi-christian-girl-missing-three-years-found/

Pastor Andrew Brunson released from Turkish prison: https://bibleprophecy.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/pastor-andrew-brunson-released-from-turkey/

Meriam Ibrahim released from Sudanese death row: https://propheticnewsletter.yolasite.com/news/27-year-old-christian-pregnant-woman-sentenced-to-be-tortured-then-killed-in-sudan-for-being-a-christian

Pastor Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison: https://propheticnewsletter.yolasite.com/news/pastor-saeed-abedini-and-amir-hekmati-freed-from-iranian-prison-

Pastors Michael Ruot and Peter Reith released from Sudanese prison: https://aclj.org/persecuted-church/breaking-christian-pastors-michael-and-peter-released

Pastor Kuwa Shamal released from Sudanese prison: https://aclj.org/persecuted-church/breaking-christian-pastors-michael-and-peter-released

Pastor Hassan Abduraheem released from Sudanese prison: https://propheticnewsletter.yolasite.com/news/pastors-arrested-and-held-in-sudan-and-turkey

Others we prayed for daily were also released:

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit released from Gaza: https://propheticnewsletter.yolasite.com/news/gilad-shalit-is-home-

American Veteran Amir Hekmati released from Iranian prison: https://propheticnewsletter.yolasite.com/news/pastor-saeed-abedini-and-amir-hekmati-freed-from-iranian-prison-

God knows there are many more; but know for certain, after praying daily for these listed above, God delivered every one of them miraculously! Let us continue praying for those in prisons and those being held against their will because of their Christian faith, and we will see them released to their loved ones. Prayer changes things!

Jesus said,

“Again, I say to you, that if two of you 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

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a Christian law firm, has fought for the release of many persecuted Christians, and they are still fighting for the rights of Christians suffering persecution throughout the world.

In addition to your prayers, you can also help by supporting ACLJ at https://aclj.org

Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior, unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate, having no conscience (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.

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 (Revelation 20:12-15)? 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.

“The Spirit and the bride say, Come; and let him who hears say, Come; and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” Revelation 22:17

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Kim Tortures Christians

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Excerpts taken from WND.com

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Christians live in North Korea, where Christianity is forbidden, and many of those who have true faith in Jesus Christ, are severely tortured and killed.

The dictatorship’s religion is said to be Juche, which means “self reliance.” The truth is, however, that children are taught in schools from a very young age that Kim Jung Un is “god” and they are taught to idolize him and his forefathers. Anyone caught worshiping the real God of heaven, or exercising any other type of religious freedom, is severely punished, perhaps killed.

Kim Il Sung (King Jung Un’s grandfather) was raised by Presbyterian parents, although he obviously left the faith to present himself as god to the North Korean people. He demanded that North Koreans abandon all faiths and worship Juche, hence himself.

Christians went underground after the Korean War. Open Doors estimates there are about 300,000 Christians in the North Korean underground church, and they rank North Korea as the worst persecutor of Christians.

David Hawk, a human rights investigator, interviewed 40 North Korean escapees in 2005. Below are some of the testimonies he gathered:

A former prison guard told Fox News that prisoners are routinely tortured, and they are so starved, they are desperate to even find undigested seeds to eat from animal dung. He said, “There is an enormous difference between my life in North Korea and my life in the US. The life in North Korea is hell…Life in America is heaven.”

Another North Korean escapee said that having faith in God is an act of espionage. “Only Kim Il Sung is a god in North Korea.”

A North Korean Army soldier said members of his unit demolished a vacated house in Yongkang County, when they found a Bible and a small notebook that contained 25 names, including three pastors and two church leaders. The 25 people were picked up without formal arrest by the military. In November 1996, the five leaders were brought to the demolition site to be executed. They were bound hand and foot and made to lie down in front of a steamroller. The other 20 people were made to watch. The leaders, who were accused of being Protestant Christian spies, were told if they abandoned their faith and only served Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, they would not be killed. None of the five said a word. Their fellow Christians cried, screamed and some even fainted when the skulls of the church leaders made a popping sound as they were crushed beneath the steamroller.

A 60-year-old woman from Hamhung knew eight people who were Christians. They met secretly in groups of three or four to read handwritten Bible verses.

NorthKoreanChristians.com published this statement:

“North Korean Christians aren’t simply killed for their faith in Christ. They are pulverized with steamrollers, used to test biological weapons, shipped off to death camps, or shot in front of children, while newborn babies have their brains pithed with forceps in front of their mothers. Crimes against humanity reminiscent of Auschwitz and Treblinka, to which the world declared ‘Never Again!’ more than 60 years ago, are being perpetrated today against North Korean Christians.”

Jesus said concerning the last days,

“If the world hate you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you” John 15:18.

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you, and you shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake” Matthew 24:9.

“Whoever, therefore, shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man (Jesus) be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels” Mark 8:38.

Jesus, the Son of the living God, hung on a cruel cross, giving His life a ransom, sacrifice, for the remission of our sins. Therefore He said,

“He that takes not his cross and follows after Me, is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:38.

God offers His people eternal life with Him in glory, but He requires that we lift up His holy name before all men as the one and only true God; we cannot be ashamed of Him.

Our reward, however, is eternal, in exchange for this moment of suffering.

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 (Revelation 20:12-15)? 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.

Dominicus, an educated soldier, became a zealous Protestant, and retiring to Placentia, he preached the Gospel in its utmost purity to a very considerable congregation. At the conclusion of his sermon one day, he said, “If the congregation will attend tomorrow, I will give them a description of antichrist and paint him out in his proper colors.” A vast concourse of people attended the next day, but just as Dominicus was starting his sermon, a civil magistrate went up to the pulpit and took him into custody. Dominicus said, “I wonder the devil hath let me alone so long.” When he was brought to examination, this question was put to him, “Will you renounce your doctrines?” He replied, “My doctrines! I maintain no doctrines of my own; what I preach are the doctrines of Christ, and for those I will forfeit my blood and even think myself happy to suffer for the sake of my Redeemer.” Every method was taken to make him recant his faith and embrace the errors of the Church of Rome, but when persuasions and menaces were found ineffectual, he was sentenced to death and hanged in the market place.

Excerpts taken from Fox’s Book of Martyrs – Zondervan Publishing House (1926)

The Catholic Church has never issued an apology for the crimes committed during the Inquisition and the brutal murders of Protestant Christians who denounced papal authority, denied Purgatory, the selling of indulgences in sin, the worship of idols, prayers to the saints and the Virgin Mary. Neither has any reparation been made to the heirs of the saints who suffered such persecutions from the Catholic Church. Protestants were brutally murdered by Catholics by way of burning them alive at the stake, flaying alive, hangings, cutting them to pieces, burying them alive, drowning, torturing them on the rack, whereby bones were broken and bodies ripped apart, beheading them, etc… The property and assets were seized of those heinously murdered by the Catholic Church from about the Twelfth Century through around the 1820s. The Vatican sits atop the blood of the saints. Revelation 18 describes her brutal end for heresies and having committed such abominable crimes.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues” Revelation 18:4.

God is calling His sincere believers to come out of the Catholic abomination, before it’s too late!

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