Daily Topic for August 04, 2006

Heb. 9:15
"Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance-now that He has died as a ransom to set them free."

The “new covenant” in Jesus’ blood describes a precious relationship for each of us. This relationship reconciles us to God and gives us freedom and forgiveness of sins because of what the Lord Jesus has done for us. God’s desire is that the whole earth would enter into this covenant relationship, and His Word promises us that individuals from every nation eventually will. Unfortunately, many of the earth’s peoples have never been able to respond to God’s offer of such a relationship because they have never heard and seen the good news in an understandable form.

Lord, convict us of the sin of taking our “covenant” relationship for granted. Open our hearts, our hands, our lives to the world’s peoples.

Muslims in South Korea

Muslims in South Korea? Yes, there are about 40,000 of them. It is easy for Muslim missionaries to reach them because of religious freedom.

It is interesting to remember that the Korean War (1950-53) was a time of drastic spiritual change on the Korean Peninsula. The strong church in the north was nearly wiped out by the communists. Many Christians fled to what is now South Korea, where they became part of the vibrant, mission-minded church that we see today.

But Islam re-entered South Korea during this time, after dying out at least once during Korea’s long history. The Turks sent many soldiers to protect South Korea from communist aggression. Turkish Muslims also aided in educating war orphans. Shortly after the war, some of these Turks remained to teach Koreans about Islam. Some Koreans who have worked in Saudi Arabia have converted to Islam. There were no mosques in South Korea until 1976, but today there are at least six. Though Buddhism is a much more prominent religion there, Islam is a spiritual force that needs prayer.

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Pray that Jesus will use His children in South Korea as ambassadors to win Muslims to put their trust in Jesus. Pray that God will remove the veil from Korean Muslims’ eyes so that they can see their Savior.-CH

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