Daily Topic for August 11, 2011

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Jesus promised that His Church would assault the gates of hell and that those gates would fall. His Church is actively marching forward to conquer rebel territory and bring it into submission to the king of kings. Our battle is not physical—between men, but spiritual—within men’s hearts and minds. And we are assured of victory because our champion, Jesus Christ, has defeated Satan. Truly, the One who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world.

Thank Christ Jesus for the victory over sin and Satan. Pray that He will soon establish His Church for every unreached people group.

Raunair Bania People

by PD

“Rupashi you are as beautiful as Lakshmi (the Hindu goddess of wealth, light, beauty, and good fortune)!” Maneesh, a Raunair Hindu, was admiring his wife as she completed her preparation for the Chauth Festival in which she will fast and pray for him. Rupashi’s face was beaming as she replied, “I’m truly blessed to have you as my husband. You are like Lord Vishnu (the supreme Hindu god who sustains life) here on earth. Thank you for all the beautiful gifts you have given me.” Manessh replied, “Because of your faithfulness, I have been successful and know my life will be prosperous and long.”

There are over 139,000 Raunair Banias living mainly in northern India where many have prosperous lives due to profitable businesses and professions. They devote their spiritual lives to Hindu gods like Lakshmi. By contrast, those who follow Christ know that true spirituality is found in knowing the One, True God. The One who created us can direct our lives so that those around us can see the fruit of His holiness, love, and guidance. Unfortunately, few Raunair Banias have contact with Christ’s followers.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that Christ’s followers will reach out to them. Pray that Raunair Hindus will know who Jesus really is. Pray that they will understand that in Him comes the true blessings in life such as peace, joy, humbleness, long suffering, and love.

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