Today I would like to talk to you a little bit about why The Voice of the Martyrs would like you to be an advocate for the persecuted church and specifically for persecuted prisoners. First, let's look at some passages of scripture.
Hebrews 13:3 says, "Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.
This passage alone is extremely powerful. Since we who call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ are apart of His body - we have part of our body in prison, when another brother in Christ is in prison. We are called to REMEMBER the prisoners - as if we are there with them.
How do we do that? How do we remember when most of us live with the attitude "Out of sight, out of mind"? - Write it down in your prayer journal, your calendar, on a post it note in your car, or mirror. Do whatever you can to REMEMBER.
Next we have Matthew 25:34-40 which teaches us...
37"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
38'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
39'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
Now if you're like me, the first thing that comes to mind when you read this passage of scripture is the very old song by Keith Green called The Sheep and the Goats. Watch it below...
The point of this is clear - what you do for the least of these, you do unto Christ.
The next reason is by becoming an advocate you can enter into the world of intercession for our persecuted family. Prayer is the most important thing we can do. Never underestimate your prayers and the collective prayers of righteous people accomplish much!
When you become an advocate you are also showing the unconditional love of Christ - not only to the prisoners you may write a letter on behalf, but also to the watching world who may be holding that prisoner unjustly.
And finally, another great reason to be an advocate for the prisoners is because of your help, prisoners often are treated better, and let out early. If YOU were that prisoner, I'm sure you'd want someone to advocate for you.
So why not join The Voice of the Martyrs today and be an Advocate for the prisoners. Visit http://www.prisoneralert.com to participate today and please tell a friend or two!