Daily Topic for August 01, 2009
What an awesome vision for Daniel to behold! Daniel was given a glimpse of the end times, and in particular, as seen in these verses, of the Great White Throne judgment seat. (See also Revelation 20:11-15.) The dead will then stand before the Father’s throne and be judged according to what they have done.
Thank the Lord for this glimpse of the future. Pray that He will hasten the day when through us, some from every nation will sing His praises.
Narendra Tiwari is a Brahmin whose family is going in two different directions. One faction sides with Communism, and the other sides with a violently militant Hindu group. It seems that he would lean towards the latter. His father is a Hindu guru who worships Durga, the goddess of death. Narendra began as a guru himself at age 12, and a year later he had an arranged marriage to Kalindi, a Brahmin-background girl.
Narendra grew up with a penchant for violence and strife. He often beat people for not submitting to the desires of the militant Hindu group. One day some of Narendra’s friends took him to harass Santosh, a low caste farmer who had put his faith in Jesus. These friends were so abusive that Narendra sent them away and decided to talk with Santosh alone. The farmer asked him a question about which he couldn’t stop thinking. “Mr. Tiwari, I’m not saying that you leave your family, religion, parents, society, culture, and luxurious life…. but God is going to judge you one day. Are you ready to give an answer in front of Him?”
After spending a sleepless night, Narendra went back to him, and asked the name of the God who will judge him. Santosh shared the gospel with him, prayed for him and invited him to a home group. The people there were so loving that Narendra put his faith in Jesus.
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Pray for loving patience for those working with Brahmins.-KC