Daily Topic for August 24, 2011

Revelation 22:2
On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit…. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

The book of Revelation fittingly ties up all the loose ends unraveled in the book of Genesis. God began with a beautiful garden; He closes the scene with a glorious city. He started with a tree of life; now we see an abundance of fruit—a new crop every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations like the Khatri Banias. Those groups that have suffered ruin because of sin will find healing and wholeness because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of those willing to go into the world and proclaim the gospel to all creation.

Pray for the nations and peoples of the world that are so broken and bruised by sin and hate. Pray for healing of these nations!

Khatri Bania People

by PE

“Kehar Choudhary for City Council” the placard read. Dhir posted them around the city for his father. It was a common chore for him, as many in Dhir’s family were government administrators, landlords, businessmen, and military officials. High government posts and administrative positions are in the Khatri blood. For many centuries the Khatri class has been a Hindu military order who, as rulers, have been tasked with protecting Hindu Dharma. Dharma is considered to be natural moral law and includes things like caste law and religious obligations. At present the Khatris have continued to rule in the government, but have also expanded into merchant occupations.

History has been cruel to many Khatri families; when Pakistan broke away from India at the time of partition, Khatris were forced to abandon ancient family lands and flee to India. Today they are scattered throughout India. They are one of India’s most educated groups and are known for their wealth, influence, and charity.

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Pray for the privileged Khatri people who do not know how much they need the Savior. While educated in many things, the truth of spiritual matters remain absent from their knowledge. Pray that Christian workers will penetrate the wall of rejection they face when presenting the gospel. Pray that Jesus will reveal Himself to the Khatri, and that many will give their hearts to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

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