Daily Topic for August 25, 2007

Rev. 5:5
"Then one of the elders said to me, 'Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals'"

Many scholars have identified the “scroll” as the “title deed to rule the earth.” By virtue of His death and resurrection, Jesus has already gained victory over the god of this world. How we rejoice in this victory! Now we must remember that missionary outreach to frontier people groups is an operation to consolidate the gains already won in previous battles. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me,” Jesus said in challenging His disciples. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.”

Jesus, we acknowledge Your authority and heed Your command!

Rupshu People

“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed?....And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things!’” (Rom. 10:14-15 NAS). 

There is a man in the remote Himalayas who has beautiful feet (and very cold feet too!) as he ministers to the Rupshu nomads who live at about 15,000 feet above sea level. The Rupshu nomads herd sheep, goats, and yaks near the Tibetan border of India. Their nomadic lifestyle complicates missionary efforts to reach them. One has to be willing to live and travel with these people to win their hearts to Christ. 

The Rupshus, along with the other Tibetan peoples of this area, desire a good education for their children and employment opportunities. Many of the nomads are now moving to a small city just outside of Leh, the capital of Ladakh, where they hope to find a better education for their children and a lifestyle that is less harsh.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Christian teacher living among the Rupshus, that he will have the boldness and love to share the “glad tidings of good things” with the Rupshu people. Pray for open hearts to the Good News.-JS

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