“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “When I will send hunger over the land, Not a hunger for bread or a thirst for water, But rather a hunger for hearing the Words of the Lord.”
As you’ve read or listened to the recent news reports, Christians in Iran face relentless persecution. Iran is ranked ninth on the list of countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. Open churches are forbidden, and converting from Islam, the state religion is punishable by death for men and life imprisonment for women. However, a mission organization, Operation World named Iran as having the fastest growing evangelical Christian population in the world, with an estimated annual growth of 19.6 percent. More Iranians have become Christians in the last two decades than in the previous 13 centuries combined. Researchers tell us that by 2018 the last people group on earth had some measure of the Gospel presented to them, and by 2020, translation of the Bible into all living languages was well underway – meaning over 7,000 languages will have some or all of the Bible.
The prophet Amos wrote about this in God’s Word, the Bible. He told us there would come a day when God will send a deep hunger and thirst all over the world, not for food or water—but for God’s Holy Word. I do believe that time has come. Never forget, Christianity is not about a “Religion,” but rather about an intimate “Relationship” with the God of the universe, through His Son, Jesus Christ. I encourage you, if you’re going to hunger and thirst after anything—hunger after God’s Word. Seek after growing spiritually. Live sent! Share the Message. Share the Good News. Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Time is of the essence. Life is short—Eternity is long. And the souls of your very own friends and family members hang in the balance this very day.
(Fill in the blank with what you do) Whether you’re a stay at home Mom or career driven individual, Remember . . .
“You’re a Minister . . . In Disguise as a _____________!”
Therefore, Go and Make Disciples that Make Disciples that Make Disciples.
Build God’s Kingdom!
Be Worth Being,
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 40 years, and currently serves as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall), and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga.
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