We're Thankful That God Sets the Prisoners Free
November 23, 2011
Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
We know from the living word of God that Jesus fulfilled the words from Luke 4:18-19 and not only do we rejoice that Christ came to save the entire world from our sin, but we rejoice that His love and forgiveness is still available to anyone who asks.
This year has been an amazing year of persecution for the follower of Christ, especially in restricted and communist nations. This year has also been an amazing year of deliverance and seeing the Lord answer millions of prayers on behalf of the persecuted church.
Let's look at just a few of the answers to prayer and give thanks again, to our precious Lord Jesus, who heard our prayers and who truly, and literally set these captives free from their time in prison.
Eritrea: Christian Women Released from Prison before they were to give birth.
China: Shi Weihan Released - Shi was highlighted on our Prisoner Alert page.
Pastor Bike Was Released - He's been faithful through many trials and the Lord always prevails.
Iran: Seven Christians Released - A time of rejoicing for all!
An Interview with Maryam & Marzieh About Their Time in Prison - They made international news and gave the Lord glory through their trial.
Said Musa Released from Prison & No Longer on Death Row - You may recall this story also made international headlines.
Iran: Prisoner Vahik Abrahamian Released! - Another story that was international in its coverage.
China: Yang Caizhen Released - Another beautiful sister freed!
And we could write more, but I wanted to just remind you, as we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, just how much our living Lord God answers our prayers and sets the captives free!
Give thanks for the lives of our family in Christ who have suffered and stood firm for Christ. Rejoice that Jesus saves and that He delivers. Amen!