Daily Topic for December 01, 2016

1 Timothy 4:1-2, NKJV
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,...

Pray for the Lord to protect true believers from those who will try to deceive and derail them from faith in the One Lord and Savior.

Biography, Al-Rashid

Al-Rashid was the commander of a fanatical Islamic group that sought to convert everyone to Islam and make nations fall under Islamic rule. He was angered by reports of Muslims converting to Christianity and spreading the gospel. So he formed a special task force to track down the Christian leaders who were responsible, and convert or kill them.
Rashid heard about Pastor Paul, a former Muslim and the leader of a group of ministries boldly evangelizing Muslims in Asia and the Middle East. Pastor Paul and his team were distributing Bibles in many languages and forming underground house churches in restricted countries.
Al-Rashid developed a plan to kill Pastor Paul’s family first, then capture the Christian leader, force him to convert back to Islam, and use him as a propagandist against Christianity. They made many attempts. “We attacked them several times,” Rashid recounted, “and miraculously they escaped.” Once they initiated a plan to kill the family at night, but saw what appeared to be soldiers or gunmen stationed around their house, so they backed off.
Rashid discovered the family lacked adequate food and their children were hungry and weak. So he sent a woman to deliver poisoned food to them. But on the way to their house a dog bit the woman, seriously injuring her, and she never arrived. They sent a second woman with poisonous chocolate to give Pastor Paul’s children. The pastor’s daughter got very sick.

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Pray for God to deliver those being oppressed for their faith in such a way that violent men will see the hand of God at work.— Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent to ASSIST News Service

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