Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision (redemptive revelation of God) the people perish.
There is a group of Hindutva extremism that has become a shadow over India. They have gained a measure of political power. The ideology of “India is Hindu only” has allowed for persecution, intimidation and violence against Christians. Hindus still long for a true communion with the Creator that only Jesus can give. Hinduism has an emotional appeal, yet in their search after fulfillment and purpose, they are still unsatisfied and empty. The team needs to help unite Christians and encourage believers to be courageous and much more sure of themselves in the faith than ever, speaking out fearlessly about God, about the Messiah in the face of widespread persecution. India operates on a caste system. Even though the Constitution states equality, it is socially important for over 80% of the population. Each of the castes operates as a separate group because of the social barriers that separate them. Please pray that we’ll be sensitive to the caste networks and facilitate people movements to Christ, but also through being touched by the love of the Lord, the elimination of the dividing wall of society. The people of India need a touch from heaven.
I ask you to agree with me in prayer over the following:
For Persecutors: Acts 9 Pray that those instigators will encounter the Lord Jesus, repent of their evil and find forgiveness in Christ.
For Believers: Eph 4:12 People will be sent for the edifying of the Saints so that they will endure the hardships. Phil 1:12-14 (message). And the report will read: imprisonment has had the opposite of its intended effect, instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered.
For demonstration of Christ in Word and Deed:
John 14:6 For the Way, Truth and Life to be made known That Christians may so demonstrate true spirituality and the life of Christ indwelling that many will find their desires met in Him.
Mark 16:15-18 Signs Wonders and Miracles accompanying the Preached Word
For social barriers to be removed: Eph 2:4 For He is our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both one body, and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us.
More to come with how your prayers have been answered.