What would you answer if you were asked by a judge whether or not you are a follower of Jesus? Before you answer, consider the following. You are living in a country where it is illegal to convert to Christianity. The judge who demands an answer is anti-Christian. If you answer that you are indeed a follower of Jesus, you could face torture, imprisonment and possibly the death penalty. So… what would you say?
This is M’s predicament. He was arrested for his faith in Jesus more than once. The first time he was released after 30 days, but warned not to have any contact with Christians. Since many in his family are also followers of Jesus, M continued to have contact with them. He was arrested and imprisoned again. Now M has another trial.
Will he remember Jesus’ trial? Will he remember the persecution of the Early Church? Would you?
Jesus said: “When you are brought to trial…do not worry about what to say in your defense, for the Holy Spirit will teach you what needs to be said even as you are standing there.” Luke 12:11,12
Please pray for M and other believers in the Persian-speaking world.
Pray for ministry partner Persian Ministry.