Some of our Dong brothers and sisters are under increased pressure and watch from their local authorities lately. As we have mentioned before, God is working both in the hearts of the believers and also in the hearts of the authorities themselves. So, let us pray that this increased pressure with both strengthen and deepen the faith of the believers and also shine as a clear witness of who Jesus to those who are watching.
In Revelation 3:5, the Lord Jesus says this:"The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels."
Lord Jesus, it is hard for us to understand what it is like to be suspected and watched just because we believe in you. It is also hard to understand what it is like to be told by superiors to carry out such activities. We do know the gospel of truth has power, though, and we pray that would be more widely known.
We pray that the increased pressure will only further convince those watching of the truthfulness of your gospel. Use this opportunity to bring more attention to your gospel and the witness of the one truth in this world: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior of the World. Encourage our brothers and sisters with the knowledge that you yourself will confess before the Father those who openly confess you in this world.