As we obey Scripture and remember those in prison as if imprisoned with them (Hebrews 13:3), we are inspired by the faithfulness of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. Though we cannot see God, we can see His transcendent love, joy and peace very clearly as the Holy Spirit shines through our imprisoned Christian family members. Be encouraged: If you belong to Christ, the same Holy Spirit dwells within you. It is important to remember that despite the injustice and unrighteousness we see and experience in our fallen world, God is perfectly just and righteous. If we wish to please God, we must seek to be like Him. As we are instructed in Scripture, “ To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.” (Proverbs 21:3). We must never stop praying that governments and laws in every nation will be in accordance with God’s will, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). However, we must understand that our fallen world is characterized by failed human attempts at governance. Since the governments of this world fall far short of God’s justice and righteousness, we must prepare ourselves to embrace God’s rule when human governments attempt to restrict our obedience to Christ. Jesus Christ is Lord. Will you give yourself fully to Christ and prepare to pay any price necessary to defy the laws of wicked men who seek to countermand or usurp His lordship? By criminalizing assistance to Christians living along the country’s southern border, the Islamist Sudanese regime had declared good, evil and evil, good (Isaiah 5:20). Sudan used the highest laws of its land to punish those who acted contrary to its agenda of killing a large segment of its own population. We have Christian brothers and sisters suffering in prisons today because of humankind’s failure to carry out God’s commands to establish His justice and righteousness. (Deuteronomy 16:20; Isaiah 1:17; Psalm 33:5).
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