One Indian brother said, “The way they preach the gospel in the West is that they say, ‘Are you having problems in your marriage? Jesus can help your marriage. Are you having problems in your family? Jesus can bless your family. Are you having problems in your job? Jesus can prosper you.’
“The way we preach the gospel in India, we say, ‘If you have a job and give your life to Jesus, they may fire you from your job. If you’re married, your spouse may leave you and your family may disown you.'”
Our contemporary mentality would say, ‘Then, why would I do it? What’s in it for me?”
There’s not an understanding in the West that we are sinners who are under God’s righteous judgment…and we need a Savior…and the fact that He sent His Son to die for our sins is absolutely mind boggling. (Dr. Michael Brown, Living for Messiah’s Glory)
Today I prayed:
Lord, I ask You to raise up laborers in Asia who preach the Gospel that sets people free of their sins and destroys the works of the devil. Do not allow our Western compromise to creep into their Gospel messages. (Based loosely on 1 John 3:8)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for prisoners in Asia, according to Hebrews 13:3.
1. 4.4 billion people live in Asia.
2.. 85.4% of world’s unevangelized people live in Asia. (Unevangelized means they may have heard the gospel but have no understanding on how to respond.)
3. The world’s three largest non-Christian religions – Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhists – are based in Asia.
4. Of the 37 countries of the world that are less than 10% Christian, 32 are in Asia. Of the 14 countries, that are less than 2% Christian, 12 are in Asia.
5. 85-90% of unreached people live in Asia. (Unreached means that they have never heard the name of Jesus.) (Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation)