Daily Topic for November 05, 2013
Because this is in Scripture, we can depend on it to be true as God’s Word. Also, it can affect how we live our lives and how the unreached peoples in “high places” can do the same. Jesus the High Priest paid for our sins, and He can help those who are tempted to depend on any other means of having sin forgiven. He can conquer all sin and temptation!
Let us ask the Lord of the Harvest to speak to the Southern Pashtun people in such a way that they will see that Jesus paid for the sins of all who humbly ask for forgiveness.
In the morning Janan had an argument with his brother. In the afternoon he defended his brother against the insults of a neighbor. The next week Janan, his brother, the neighbor, and the rest of their clan scuffled with a nearby clan who had offended their leader. And so it goes: the Pashtun can argue and even fight among themselves. But when someone else threatens them, they will unite against the opponent.
The Southern Pashtun live mostly on the Afghan side of a ridge of mountains that separate them from Pakistan. Living in such a remote area, the inhabitants have developed a fierce loyalty to family, clan, tribe, and ethnic group-in that order.
Beneath this tiered loyalty, Islam forms the bedrock of their worldview. Anything or anyone who threatens their faith qualifies as an enemy. Thus Joshua Project describes the Pashtun people as “one of the strongest challenges” to the extension of God’s kingdom. This scenario calls for focused intercession. Being that the Pashtuns are an oral society, bearers of the good news would do well to approach them with oral tools such as films and stories.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Join others in earnest intercession that the Lord of the Harvest would send forth story-teller laborers. Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare the hearts of Southern Pashtun leaders. Pray that Christ followers would encounter persons of peace among the Southern Pashtuns.