Daily Topic for September 07, 2006
The situation on the earth in the days of Noah is to some degree a picture of every people group on the face of the earth. “There is none righteous,” Paul tells us. But God is seeking men and women from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, who, like Noah, will walk with God and call their kinsmen to repentance. Like Noah, these heralds of righteousness must endure ridicule and unbelief, but God promises to show Himself strong on their behalf. Jesus Christ is an eternal ark of safety for all who call on His Name.
Lord Jesus, help us to carry the news of salvation to every one of the world’s people groups before You return in power and glory.
The Tibetan Buddhist peoples of Bhutan, a country high in the Himalayan Mountains, paint demons on walls and perform dangerous fire rituals to drive away evil spirits. Christian believers are very few, but one of them said, “There is something within these people that demands that they search for atonement. Every ritual and act they take on is surrounded by mysticism and the search for cleansing.”
Bhutan has always been a very isolated country. Proselytizing is strictly forbidden among these Tibetan Buddhists. The Sharchop people, or Eastern Bhotia, as some are called, are a large ethnic group in Bhutan. One of the reasons it is hard to reach them with the gospel is that they have no written language. However, there is an amazing cutting edge new program, the Epic Project, being used with peoples for whom there is no written language. The project, which provides scripture in oral form, is the product of a partnership between the JESUS Film, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Southern Baptist International Mission Board and Wycliffe Bible Translators.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Epic Project will show the Sharchop people that Jesus has already atoned for their sins. Pray for their hearts to be ready as they hear the gospel, and that many will come to Christ.-JS