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Daily Courage - April 28

from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.  (Jeremiah 1:7)

Yang Zhang

God sent Jeremiah to Israel to speak on his behalf. His words were to be God's words.  God has spoken to us through His Word - the Bible.

In my country, we experience a great shortage of that word. So, for us, the verbal sharing of the Word of God has become very important.  "And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us" (2 Corinthians 5:19-20).

Whether we are free - or in captivity - there will always be opportunities to share the news that Christ came to save sinners. Do we use these opportunities or are we too afraid of the consequences: Prison, persecution, torture, even death?

May we be people about whom God says, "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death" (Revelation 12:11).

Writer of the Month: Yang Zhang from China. A fiery evangelist from China writing under a pseudonym for his protection.

Copyright [C] 1995 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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