Daily Topic for March 29, 2013

John 19:30
Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

You might ask what is finished? Because of the fall of Adam and Eve, Satan claimed authority over the peoples of the earth. With Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself, He entered into a horrid struggle to reclaim His own, what was His by right of creation. Jesus won the victory over the evil one. The war over Satan’s claim to those peoples still in darkness is finished, and Christ is the victor. Satan’s claim is finished for eternity! All he can do now is deceive the nations into taking a path that leads them away from the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Pray that God’s children in Moscow will quickly tell the Kurds of Moscow about the good news of Christ’s love for them. Praise God for redeeming those who call on His Name! It is finished!

Muslim Kurds in Moscow

by JR

Going on a hunger strike is a very strong statement of protest. This is what several Kurds in Moscow started in March 2012. It began with 15 individuals, but on the second day, another 45 joined them. They were protesting the abuse of Kurds in Turkey, a nation that has a long track record of denying that the Kurds are a separate ethnic group. The protesters accused the Turkish army of using chemical weapons and inhumane isolation techniques against the Kurds. These hunger strikes were carried out in conjunction with similar strikes in France and within Turkish prisons.

Being without a national homeland, the Kurds have known frustration for many years. In many places they have been driven out of their homes and displaced. In some ways Moscow has officially been a friend to the Kurds because of the discord between Moscow and Turkey. But this has not provided the Kurds with practical everyday advantages.

In a sad parallel way, the Kurds have lacked a true spiritual home, just as they have lacked a physical one. For hundreds of years Sunni, Shi’ite, and Sufi Islam have been the dominant religious “homes” of the Kurds.

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Pray that the 100,000 Kurds in Moscow will learn about the God of the Bible and turn to Him. Pray that these Kurds will then take the gospel to their traditional homelands in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

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