Perhaps we need to be reminded of a lesson that the early Church knew quite well. “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” It’s especially important as we are in the midst of the most violent age of persecution against Christians the world has ever seen.
The Amazing Rescue of a Pakistani Teenager
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Christians in Pakistan continue to be persecuted for their faith. Many have been forced to work in brick kilns practically serving as slave labor. The following story of Azra Bibi a young Christian girl in Pakistan is both tragic and inspiring.
Azra was forced to work in the brick kilns at the tender age of 7. She had to help her mother just so the family could eat. They also faced the danger of being the only Christians in a Muslim community. But their faith held strong.
One tragic day a Muslim woman began the verbal attacks. Before long others women joined in and Azra’s mom was badly beaten. They were both taken to the brick kiln owner where Azra’s mom was murdered in the most horrific way. Young Azra was devastated.
The brick kiln owner had plans to force Azra to convert to Islam with the intention of marrying her off. But God had other plans. With the help of a courageous local pastor and support from Christians in the US, Azra was miraculously rescued with her debts paid. Plans are now underway to provide training and a small house for this courageous young Christian girl who stood firm in her faith through such difficult trials.
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Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
Rev. 6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
Our tormenters cannot win.