“And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ’Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!’” (Revelation 15:3)
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.” (Matthew 23:13) In Jesus’ day there were many opposed to the Kingdom, so today is no different. We appeal to Jesus, the One who opens and no one will shut (Revelation 3:7) to open the Kingdom to many in Iran today.
Jesus told Paul that “I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18) We beseech You, Lord, to send many Iranian Pauls to do the same throughout every corner of Iran.
“And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon…” (Hebrews 11:32-35a) Gideon allowed God to dwindle an army of more than 30,000 to 300 so that God would receive all of the glory for the victory. Raise up leaders like Gideon in Iran, men and women who will have more confidence in God than in their resources.
Lord, we pray for believers in Iran to be intentional making disciples.