A true Christian revival is taking place in a country where Christianity is illegal. One of the darkest places in our world is said to be the home of the fastest-growing underground church.
One source even confirmed the swimming pool shortage they have for the new coverts to be baptized in.
In the words of Jesus, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”
Which is the exact sentiment of one Iranian refugee living in Turkey who told GodTV.com:
It is like coming out of the darkness and into the light. We are so thankful to be able to freely praise our Lord. God is moving! Not even Satan’s strongest army can crush the faith of Christians in our country [Iran].
I just can’t imagine the kind of profound need people have for a Savior in a place that makes the option illegal. Thank God the Holy Spirit doesn’t seem to care who is giving permission, He knows He is God and He can move on the hearts and minds of the people that so desire Him.
“Right now you can see the results of the Holy Spirit,” Raizal, a believer in Iran, told Faithpot. “From 1994, there were about 100,000 believers. Right now, there are over three million. You can see what the Holy Spirit is doing with the people.”
This revival that is happening in Iran is being infused with what has been called the “Internet Church” as believers have been using the Internet to connect in through skype to attend churches in the US, Germany, Canada and even Malaysia.
“The main church is my house, and through the Internet, I connect to everybody,” Raizal continues. “That’s why it’s become like an Internet church.”
Sean Feucht, congressional candidate and founder of three non-profit organizations that serve dangerous regions of the globe, shared with us that Iranians are coming across the border to Iraq to be taught more about the Bible. When Sean sat down with them he asked, “What do you guys want teaching on?” They answered, “everything.”
They then asked him to start in Genesis. They were so hungry to learn that they never even got up once for a break—he went on for two days.
Sean continued, “Historically, we’ve seen the gospel thrive under persecution and tumultuous regimens similar to the days of Paul and Peter in the New Testament. The greater the persecution the greater the glory. As hard as they try to stamp out the church, it is growing far beyond what they can ever control. We, as Americans have a lot to learn from their perseverance and their sacrifice. Many times their faith costs them their lives. In the West, we can be apathetic and soft when it comes to standing up for what we believe in. The Iranian bride is infusing our hearts with courage, grace and boldness. Their testimony of bravery is now famous across the world.”