Daily Topic for December 06, 2009

Galatians 5:22
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Muslims usually don’t understand the working of the Holy Spirit. To them, Christians worship three separate gods. Some of them interpret Bible verses that mention the Holy Spirit as actually referring to Mohammed, their prophet. What if they saw God, the Holy Spirit, working in the lives of His children? Could you imagine the difference that would make?

Pray that the Holy Spirit will move in the lives of believers in such a way that Muslim peoples like the Mahras will understand that God is among them, when they see their “Christian cousins” living out the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Mahras of Saudi Arabia

There is a flower called the water-meal; it is only about the size of an ice cream sprinkle, and it is known as the smallest flower in the world. Yet, how God must treasure it! Perhaps the Mahras aren’t the smallest people group in Saudi Arabia, but at about 18,000, they are surely small compared to the millions of souls in other ethnic groups. Yet, how precious they are to the Heavenly Father!

The Mahra people aren’t actually Arabs; they are their own unique people. Situated in the southeast part of Saudi Arabia on a desert plateau, they function in tribes within a limited social circle. The women wear their veil both inside and outside the home, and they as well as their husbands are monogamous. They hold to various social classes, which is not congruent with Islam. At this time there are very few known believers in the Mahra community.

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Pray that God will raise up an army of intercessors who will stand in the gap, and that the doors will swing open wide to the preaching of the gospel of Christ. Pray for workers to go into this challenging field, and that broadcasts, literature and the JESUS Film will become available to the Mahras. Ask The Lord of the Harvest for a bountiful movement to Christ among the Mahras.-PE

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