Sunday, October 11, 2009


Here is another article regarding the condition of the church elsewhere in the world. In a word, that condition is: persecuted.

I received a dvd from Voice of the Martyrs, and it was so moving, that I wanted to post it on youtube, but since I only just received it, I didn't have time to secure authorization from VOM to do so.

As it turns out, its unnecessary, as there are already good videos posted about VOM on youtube. We will look at those in a little bit.

First, might I inquire about what you've done with my previous request? Have you taken a look at the V.O.M. web site ?
I have a link for V.O.M. at this blog FROM the MIND of FIRE for your convenience so you can access it at any time.

Have you looked at some of the links, and prayerfully considered lending your voice and heart on their behalf in prayers to the LORD for their liberation and, or protection from their persecutors? 

Have you interceded that the LORD would bestow His abundant grace to these, our brothers and sisters in the faith, that they would by the power of the Spirit remain faithful and steadfast despite any opposition? Despite even martyrdom?

You can find specific names of people, from specific places in the world where they are undergoing severe persecution!

Take a look at PRISONER ALERT.

Can I tell you about Gao Zhisheng?

On Feb. 4, Gao Zhisheng, was abducted by Chinese secret police from his hometown. Since 2005, Gao has been repeatedly arrested, imprisoned and severely tortured by Chinese authorities, mostly for his work defending Chinese Christians. In 2006, he and a group of prominent human rights lawyers created the Association of Human Rights Attorneys for Chinese Christians. In 2007, he was arrested and spent over 50 days behind bars where he was tortured.

“I was beaten so badly that my whole body began shaking uncontrollably on the floor,”

What about Marzieh and Maryam in Iran? We are aware of the fact that in Iran there is tremendous work in the Spirit going on; Muslim people there are having dreams and visions of Jesus, and getting saved, dedicating their lives to the Savior.
Listen to the story of these two ladies who are now committed Christians:

On March 5, Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad and Maryam Rustampoor were arrested by Iranian security forces and labeled "anti-government activists," according to Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN).
Thirty year-old Marzieh and 27-year-old Maryam are being held at Evin Prison, which is notorious for treating women badly.
"Both women are allowed just a one-minute telephone call everyday to their immediate families. Both are unwell and in need of urgent medical attention," FCNN reported.
During their last call on March 28, Mazieh said that she was suffering from an infection and high fever. She said, "I am dying." Marzieh and Maryam's apartment was searched and their belongings were confiscated. "Their only crime is that they are committed Christians who follow the teachings of Jesus,"

Were you aware that you can write a letter of encouragement to one imprisoned for the name of Jesus Christ? A few words from a fellow believer half way around the world, letting a lonely, persecuted saint know that they are not alone; others are aware of their situation and are fervently praying on their behalf, can go a long, long way!

How would you feel if you were in that prison and received such a letter?
. . . me too!

You can also send an email to government officials, beseeching them to release prisoners from their sentence. Are such things really effective? You decide; take a look at these: Click here to view prisoners who have been released

There are other things we can do to get involved in helping out our persecuted family in Jesus the world over; look through the web site of Prisoner Alert and you access even more information from the main site of

Now I'd like you to sit back and watch some of these video clips, if you would:

Persecuted Church (5:39)

Voice of the Martyrs: We Are One (3:52)

Voice of the Martyrs: Sarah's Trail of Blood (6:47)

Voice of the Martyrs: Bibles Unbound (2:54)

1 COR 12: 25-27
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 

MATT. 25: 37-40
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 

Saints, let's reach out in Jesus love and touch the lives of these, our brethren!
I pray that the LORD Jesus Christ genuinely bless each and every one of you . . . WAY TOO MUCH!!!

Agape, grace and peace,
brother James FIRE


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