I was reading an article from the organization Open Doors, a nonprofit that seeks to support those in persecution for believing and sharing the Gospel. In it, the article explained 7 things a person should know about Boko Haram.
You can find what they said here. But it got me thinking… while these men, women, and even their children are heartless, wicked, cruel, and evil, Christ still desires for them to be saved.
Let that truth sink in for a moment.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. … [God] wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
(Romans 5:8; 1 Timothy 2:4b, NIV)
It reminds me of the apostle Paul. Before he became Paul, his name was Saul. He was a very learned and respectable pharisee, one who persecuted Christ followers and even held the robes of Stephen as others stoned him to death. But, Christ called to him on his way to persecute more Christians—and his life was forever changed (Acts 19). He became a passionate follower of Jesus, writing over half of the New Testament (source)!
And so it can be with these terrorists. As crazy as it may sound, Jesus wants these horrendous terrorists to come to saving faith in Him. If they turn to Him, even now, after all they have done, Jesus will receive and save them. What an awe-inspiring God we have!
Please pray with me, that the Holy Spirit would move mightily in these terrorist camps. These people need to know the truth—the truth that will truly get them to heaven.
Do you know Jesus?
The Love of God has no bounds. In fact, God the Father sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world so that those who believe would have eternal life. Learn more about Jesus, what He did, and why it matters most, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- The Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu.
- The defeat of Boko Haram.
- The salvation of those who are Boko Haram terrorists.
- That the Holy Spirit would move mightily in those camps and in the local churches, so that those who don’t know Christ can see and know His power.
Thank you for your prayers!