Christians Enter New Season of Persecution as Tensions Escalate in Iran

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After Thursday’s presidential ceremony, Islamic hardliners will control all branches of Iran’s civilian government. More about that here.

International tension has already escalated following this weekend’s attack on a tanker near Oman. Britain, Israel, and the United States blame Iran, while Tehran officials claim innocence and promise a “strong response” to any threats.

Reza* with Global Catalytic Ministries says the outlook for Iranian Christians isn’t good, but there’s a silver lining. “The outpouring is going to come inside of Iran, but it’s going to be through persecution. As they persecute, God is going to move even more powerfully,” he explains.

“People [often] pray that the Iranian government gets overthrown [or] a revolution happens, and I tell people, ‘No, pray it gets worse because as they [apply] more pressure, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit comes on stronger and more prevalent.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for wisdom and discernment as Iranian believers face a new season of persecution.
  • Ask the Lord to give Iranian believers His supernatural strength and courage.