Daily Topic for November 01, 2010
King Nebuchadnezzar had greater wisdom than the current leaders of Iran. He saw the work of the true and living God, and praised Him! Like the three brethren we read about in Daniel 3, Marzieh and Maryam risked their lives for the sake of the truth.
Pray that those in Iran’s leadership will bow their knees to the Lord. Pray for all of us to have the God-given courage to stand up for His truth.
by Elam Ministries
Fourteen months after they were arrested for their Christian faith and activities in Iran, Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh have been acquitted of all charges by the Iranian judicial authorities. However, they were warned that any future Christian activity in Iran will be seriously dealt with. May 22, 2010, they left Iran and arrived safely in another country. Sam and Lin Yeghnazar, founders of Elam Ministries and spiritual parents to Maryam and Marzieh, met them at the airport. It was a tearful reunion.
Maryam and Marzieh are eager to thank Christians who have been praying for them. “We are most grateful to everyone who prayed for us,” Marzieh said, “I have no doubt that God heard the prayers of His people.” Maryam added, “I believe our arrest, imprisonment and subsequent release were in the timing and plan of God, and it was all for His glory. But the prayers of people encouraged and sustained us throughout this ordeal.”
Both young women have shown exceptional courage, daring to tell an Islamic judge that they would never deny their faith in Christ. When Sam Yeghnazar told them their example had encouraged countless people around the world, they were quick to respond, “We are frail human beings with many weaknesses. The honor and glory go to God who has kept and used us, although we don’t know why He has chosen us.”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for these Iranian women to continue in their faithful witness wherever He sends them.