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Pastor Saeed, An American Held In One Of The Most Evil Nations…In One Of The Most Evil Jails.
Posted by RAMJR on February 24, 2013 at 10:50am in The Cornerstone of the Nation!
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American pastor Saeed Abedini, jailed in a notoriously brutal Iranian prison for his Christian faith, is facing physical and psychological torture at the hands of captors demanding he renounce his beliefs, according to supporters.
The 32-year-old married father of two, who left his home in Boise, Idaho, to help start an orphanage in his birth country, detailed ”horrific pressures” and ”death threats,” is a letter to family members, friends and fellow Christians.
I am asking that others responding sign the petition (aclj.org is the website), to pass this letter on to their pastors and clergy. To post on Facebook, tweeter and any other sources, including emails to friends and family.
(VIDEO OF THE BELOW LETTER; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfBeRICdCcU&list=UU0AvY8x1GqGIst1C4yygXWw&index=1 )
While the video of this letter is above, here is the written letter for others, who don’t want to open the video:
My Dear Friends,
The conditions here get so very difficult that my eyes get blurry. My body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky.
Various (bullying) groups, the psychological warfare, a year of not seeing my family,
physical violence, actions committed to humiliate me, insults, being mocked , being confronted with extremists in the prison who create another prison within the prison walls, and the death threats…
It is interesting that because I am a Christian pastor, I am carefully watched. I am expected to smile at them despite what is being done and to understand why they are doing all of these things.
But, of course, I can clearly see what is going on and because I want to serve God, I see all of these difficulties as golden opportunities and great doors to serve.
There are empty containers who are thirsty for a taste of the Living Water and we can quench their thirst by giving them Jesus Christ. Maybe you are also in such a situation, so pray and seek God that He would use you and direct you in the pressures and difficulties
of your lives.
There are those who are enemies of the Living Bible and do not want to hear. They are trying to put me under such horrific pressures (that are sometimes unbearable)
so that they can show me that my faith is empty and not real. And after all of these pressures, after all of the nails they have pressed against my hands and feet, they are only
waiting for one thing…for me to deny Christ. But the
y will never get this from me.
This is why the Bible is Truth and they are in the way of destruction.
There is another group who does not know the Gospel of Truth.
Instead of truly listening and meditating on God’s Word, they are just waiting to see how I
react to all of their pressures and persecution.
What will come out of me during these intense times? But again, this is another golden
opportunity for me to shine the light of Christ in this dark world and to let God to use me.
Yesterday when I was singing worship songs, the head of my cell room attacked me in order
to stop me from praising but in response I hugged him and showed him love.
He was shocked.
It is during these harsh conditions, that I deeply need God’s Saving Grace so that I can be the fragrant scent of Christ in the dark house of Evin prison.
I have often seen the Shining Morning Star in the darkness of this prison and I have seen His amazing and supernatural works.
Oh, how beautiful is seeing the light of the Shining Morning Star of Christ in such evil
•See your golden opportunities in pressures and difficulties.
•See the Shining Morning Star in the dark times of your life.