A Love that is Overdue and Overwhelming

The prayer for today is a YouTube video! This is a very powerful video that was shared on Back to Jerusalem’s Facebook page a few weeks ago. They did not make this video – just posted it. (Back to Jerusalem is sending missionaries to Iraq and Syria to share the message of Jesus’s love to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and those hardest hit by ISIS.)

Let’s pray today that people from ISIS will receive this message of love and hope. And that they will turn to Jesus to experience His love and and forgiveness and healing from their sins. Let’s also pray for all of the underground missionaries right now in Iraq and Syria. Pray that God will continue to provide them with the resources (financially, spiritually and emotionally) to be a Light and ministry to everyone in Iraq and Syria. Let’s also pray this message for our hearts today too and that we will live today and this week in this truth. Thank you Jesus that you have been crucified once and for all to make sinners like you and me into brothers and sisters. Thank you that we can not hide from your love. Amen.

A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS

The world is talking about you
Your apocalyptic dreams and spectacular sins
Are now awakening the middle east
In your holy war, come to holy ground
Come children of Abraham come
The people of the cross gathers at your gates with a message

Love is coming after you.
Like a rush of wind grazing over the pacific
From hills of the mount of olives to the desert winds of Jordan
From the cedars of lebanon to the silk roads of the East
An army comes. With no tanks or soldiers
But an army of martyrs faithful unto death
Carrying a message of life
The people of the cross
Comes to die at your gates.
If you wont hear our message with words
Then we will show you with our lives
Laid down.

For every throat you slit and every woman you rape
For every man you burn and every child you turn to dust
There is blood on your hands brother

But Come Brothers Come

Come with your bloodstained hands,
Come with your eyes full of murder for the people of the Cross,
Come lay your guns and your knives at the foot of the cross
A love that is overdue and overwhelming
Breathes through your cities

Though your sins are like scarlet
They can be washed white as snow
Though you call yourselves servants
He will make you into Sons
Where can you run from His love?
Even the darkness cannot hide you

Come Brothers Come
There is the sound of a rushing rain
To remove your sins and bind your wounds
You die for your god but our God died for us
The King of Kings comes to be the sacrificial lamb
Slain on the altar where we should have been
Jesus Christ, Isa Al Masih
Walks through the Middle East

There is forgiveness tonight oh brother
There is healing for your sins oh brother
We are no different.
Apart from Christ, we are no better than the worst jihadist
Christ has been crucified once. and for All.
To make sinners like you and me into brothers
Even you.
Even now.

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