What do you think of when you think of Iran? Extremist Muslim state? Nuclear danger? Terrorists and hostage taking? Where would it rank in terms of a vacation destination? Rather stay home and eat rocks!
There is something else going on in Iran that isn’t in any of the newspapers – not even their own. There is a Christian community in Iran and it is GROWING. Christians are under great persecution there but they are increasing anyhow.
There is no secret evangelism society and Christian TV isn’t responsible. When a society is closed as Iran is, God sometimes uses the direct approach. During secret interviews most new Iranian Christians say they converted because of a dream. Jesus sovereignly appeared to them in a dream and revealed himself.
The Lord will not allow the blood of his own Son to be spilled in vain. We are told in Revelation 5:9; “For you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Every people group will be reached for Christ before the end comes.
I would imagine the new believers in Iran really need such a dramatic conversion experience because times are rough there and will probably get much worse. Many will be called on to be martyrs for Christ. But the blood of the martyrs has always been the seed of the church.
Let’s each go to bed tonight with a prayer: “Lord, please send more dreams in Iran.”