Daily Topic for August 27, 2006
It is finished! In this scene John describes his vision of the final victory, when some from every people group will praise the Lord Jesus. This scene fulfills God’s promise in Genesis 12:3 that through Abraham and his descendants all other families of the earth would receive the spiritual blessing that came through Jesus Christ. There are many causes and interests to which we can commit our lives. But the vision of Christ’s global cause is one which is sure to succeed.
Dear Lord, how we long for the day when people from every nation, tribe, people, and language will bow before You and acknowledge You as Lord.
The headlines scream about rape, murder and alcoholism. Youths are arrested for criminal gang activity. Is this writing of a large city in the U.S. or Europe? No! this particular violence is occurring in Mongolian cities, home to Khalka Mongols, the largest group of Mongols in Mongolia. The predominantly young population is particularly vulnerable. Many of them live a reckless and promiscuous lifestyle.
The image of the traditional Mongol nomad living in a felt yurt herding his cattle and sheep is slowly fading as more and more of them move to the cities and find work in industry, mining and transportation. Just as their lifestyle is changing from a rural one to an urban one, so is their religion in a state of flux. Traditionally the Mongols were shamanists. After the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism in the 1500s, most converted to Buddhism. However, through the anti-religious movement of Marxism in the 1930s, 70 percent became either non-religious or Atheists. Today Christianity is gaining a foothold.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for victory in the battle for the souls of the Khalka Mongols and for victory over alcoholism and violence that are destroying their lives. Pray that new Khalka believers will model Christian lives before unbelievers, attracting them to Christ.-JS