Their crime? Following Y’SHU+ ( The LORD JESUS).
And when he had opened the fifth seal,
I saw under the altar
the souls of them that were slain
for the WORD+ of GOD,
and for the testimony
which they held:
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Today ( 3-6-2016 ) , we received an email from friends, Wycliffe Bible translators who are retired from the field now, but help other translators with their translation work. They worked with 25 translators in the Middle East about a year ago and then did further work with a smaller group more recently. About 60% of the New Testament was completed by the translators. On one of their trips, their computer was stolen during “customs” check at the airport, which had all the Scripture files on it needed to help in the translation. Apologies were made… but no lap-top was ever returned.
Here is their report today :
” … We got some bad news yesterday. Four of the 25 translators in the Middle East were killed because of their being engaged in translation work.
One of the seven whom I taught when I was there was badly beaten, but two brothers threw themselves on top of him to absorb the blows, so he survived.
May the church there mushroom because of the blood of these four. And may God raise up other translators in their stead….”
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Let Us Pray:
LORD JESUS CHRIST, unto WHOM+ every knee shall bow, we bend the knees of our hearts to THEE+.
Thank THEE+ , O CHRIST, for Your+ faithful MARTYRS and CONFESSORS. We know that they are in Paradise in Heaven with THEE+ and clothed with WHITE ROBES, a-rejoicing. Precious in Your+ eyes is the death of Your+ saints.
O LORD, help me never, never to deny THEE+ before men, no matter what I am faced with. Help me to die DAILY to my SELF, that I may prepare my heart to stand in the face of the enemy… should I be required to do so.
I commit my life to THEE+, as a faithful REDEEMER. In Thy+ Holy Name, LORD JESUS CHRIST, I lift up this prayer to THEE+. Amen