Daily Topic for October 08, 2010

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

This is a very difficult command to obey for anyone who is not empowered by the Holy Spirit. Forgiving others is one way to acknowledge God’s forgiveness to us. It is what releases us from the spiritual and mental bondage of rage. But the Holy Spirit cannot work through those who are not submitted to Christ.

Pray that the Reddy people will submit themselves to Christ so that they can receive the spiritual refreshment of forgiveness for sin as they forgive others.

Reddy People

by KC

“I’m glad that you have finally come to your senses,” said Rajik as he counted the 10-rupee tax that he just collected from a reluctant villager. No matter how many people decide to shirk on their taxes, they change their minds after a visit by Rajik or any other member of the Reddy community.

Why is this? The Reddys are an influential and well-respected caste. They often serve as village headmen who collect taxes. Most are noted for being fair, even to poorer members of the village, but they still have their enemies. Disputes with various clans that date back hundreds of years have resulted in grudges that still continue today according to the web site: wowtelugu.com/Communities/REDDY/index.asp

Though they live in all four of India’s southern states, the Reddy caste is mostly associated with Andhra Pradesh, where they hold much political power. Though they are almost exclusively Hindu, there are believers from other people groups in their state who can share Christ with them. But baring a miracle of God, they will not listen to people from lower castes.

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Pray that members of this influential caste will soon taste and see that the Lord is good. Pray that they will be released from their ancient conflicts through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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