Church Body Shares Christmas Messages with Persecuted Pastor Imprisoned in Iran (Dec. 12, 2015

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(Voice of the Persecuted) Christmas messages, prayers and outpouring of Christian love for our persecuted brother, Saeed Abedini imprisoned in Iran for his faith in Christ. In the weeks to come, we will continue to post these beautiful messages and encourage others to join as we remember, uplift and share Christmas with Pastor Saeed and his family, our family in Christ.

To all of you sharing: Your loving words and prayers have deeply touched our hearts. They’re a radiant example of the true Christian meaning of brotherly love and being ‘one’ in the Body of Christ. Thank you, God bless you and Merry Christmas!

Reyna – Argentina
Dear Saeed,
Everyday you’re in my and my husband’s thoughts. You are that part of the body that Christ has called to be protected in His love. And even though the distance doesn’t allow me to say this face to face to encourage your heart, I take advantage of this space to let you know that from Argentina, we pray that you are strengthened. That the verse comes to pass that says, the Lord will make a table in the presence of your enemies, that he anoints your head and that your cup overflows. This is the desire of my heart for you.
Your sister, Reyna!
Ted Cosby – Arizona, USA
 To Pastor Saeed I pray the Lord gives you his peace and powerful presence..to strengthen … you and if it is his will to bring you home to your wife and family very soon.
Blaine Scogin – Arkansas, USA
My beloved brother in Christ.  I write this with tears in my eyes. For you are the example of our persecuted brothers and sisters who suffer for Jesus around the world. Dear brother, I lead a conference call where we pray for persecuted brothers and sisters. Hardly a call goes by when you and your beloved family are not lifted up before His throne.  We remembered you also on 9/26 in a 24 hour call. My dear brother, we lift it up you, Naghmeh, Jacob, and Rebecca  before Jesus. Do not let the enemy tell you that you are not loved. My brother, you are loved and you are not forgotten.  We will continue to call for endurance. We will continue to call endurance for you. We continue to call out for your soon release.
With tears in my eyes. Your brother. Blaine Scogin.
Charles & Rose Britton – FL, USA
Dear Beloved  Saeed,  as this observance of the birth of our savior draws near, please know that you are not forgotten and that you are being prayed for by our family, as well as our church family.  Remember that God has you in the center of His hand and  will, that He has not left you, He has not forsaken you.  We pray for Holy Spirit be with you and your family in this hour and lift you up in ways that no man can.  Bless you Beloved Brother in Christ lavish Love
David Teson – Missouri, USA
We are praying for you brother.  We plead the Precious Blood of Jesus over you and your family.
Aggie Hertel – California, USA
Dear Pastor Saeed, my husband and I pray for you a lot and we are believing for you to be soon home with your family.  We pray for strength for you and for God to sustain you and keep your mind strong and your spirit encouraged.  We know that you are hurting and we just want you to know that we love you and care for you and your wife and children. We are believing for your soon release. God bless you dear brother.
Aggie & Andy
Jane Emery – Oregon, USA
Pastor Saeed,
Your faithfulness is such an example. Your wife’s strength is, also. I have no words to express my sorrow at your continued imprisonment. God bless you and keep you and your family. You are truly keeping Christmas. ~ Jane
Brenda Sittler – IN, USA
Dear Pastor Saeed,
May The Lord Jesus strengthen your heart and mind as you suffer during this time of imprisonment and separation from your family. Please know you are deeply loved and prayed over.
“The grace of The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen
Philippians4:23
God Bless you,
Brenda
Ashley Bullen – New York. USA
Dear Saeed,
Over these past few years, I have heard about your faith and strength as you are in prison. Your suffering is not in vain, like the apostle Paul, your imprisonment has served not only the Lord, but the people and country that you love. Like Paul you have done all that you can if it means that they would all receive eternal life through Christ Jesus’ work on the cross. I know that you have that same love for your countries of Iran and America as Paul did for his fellow Jews as well as the Gentiles. Your perseverance, strength, and love for the Lord is beautiful and encouraging. I pray that you will be released to be with your wife and raise your two children together, once again. I pray that you continue to stay strong not only spiritually but also mentally and physically. I pray that your wife and children, your parents, and all of those closest to you will continue to be strong in this time. I pray that those who do not know Jesus as their personal savior would continue to see your light shine and would question you on how they can have that same light. It may seem dark, but continue to remember the love that Christ has shown you and the change that he has made in you. “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3 “Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39. Nothing can separate you from His love, and He will never leave you. Right now may not seem peaceful, but “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33and “For he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 Thank you for your life and testimony, and know that I am thinking of you.
Your friend and sister in the Lord Jesus Christ,
Ashley. – My personal life verse, Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it; the world and all who live in it.”
Connie Wilson – Colorado, USA
Dear Saeed, a card is on the way but I just found this site and want  you to know I am praying that you will experience more of God’s overwhelming love.  We praise God for leaving the beauty and majesty of Heaven to come live with us.  EMMANUEL    He was so vulnerable.  So Humble.  The ultimate servant and redeemer. Keep focused on Him.  “He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord!  Trust in the Lord God always, for in the Lord Jehovah is your everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4
Sister Judith Hannah + + + – Tennessee, USA
Dear Pastor Saeed… We are lifting you up that you may CONTINUE in your strong witness for The LORD in those awful spiritual battles you face.
What a WONDERFUL example you are giving to the Body of CHRIST and to the unbelievers, alike. May we all do as well as you when our times of testing come.
Hear the GREAT SHEMA, the WORDS of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST:
“The FIRST of all the commandments is Hear, O Israel: The LORD our GOD is ONE LORD. I+ and My+ FATHER are ONE.
And thou shalt love The LORD thy GOD with all  thy heart, and with all  thy soul,  and with all  thy mind, and with all  thy strength.
This is the FIRST and Great Commandment.
And the second is like unto it: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.  There is no commandment greater than these. ”
Matthew 22:37-40 and Mark 12:29-31 and John 10:30
During this Christmas season, when we remember the INCARNATION of Our LORD, remember that HE+ came to PURGE away the Lies that attack us and drag us into discouragement.
NO LIE SHALL STAND when HE+ appears!
So now, we pray strongly for you that you, having done all,  may STAND FIRM AGAINST THE LYING TORMENTS that the satan is throwing at you, dear brother in CHRIST.  The LORD will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten.
Much love in CHRIST, Who+ alone is Life,
both here and beyond the grave…
Hayden Cloud – Tennessee, USA
Dear Brother,
You are in our prayers. Many thousands of your brothers and sisters are praying also.
May The LORD+ give you HIS+ Supernatural Strength and Shield you on every side, and cover you with the most Precious Blood of The LAMB+ of GOD, and cloth you with HIS BLESSED  HOLY SPIRIT.
In HIS+ Great Love
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One small voice cries out for the Persecuted Church. More than 100,000,000 Christians around the world are at risk of persecution. It has become one of the worst humanitarian crises on the planet, today! It is ”a crisis point in history” that can no longer be overlooked, or millions more will suffer! Sadly it’s a crisis that not enough people realize exists. Unfortunately the western media rarely reports the extreme persecution inflicted on our Christian brothers and sisters, worldwide. We are called by our God to stand up for all who are destitute, to remember the prisoners as if imprisoned ourselves and to be a VOICE for the persecuted Church! Join us, we CAN make a difference! For the latest news, information and updates, follow us at www.voiceofthepersecuted.org

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