Ibrahim Firouzi a Christian prisoner who has spent more than four years in prison in Iran on religious grounds, has sent a letter of encouragement to Christians from Gohardasht prison in Karaz, Iran.
Have mercy and joy in the Lord because the door of his Mercy has been opened in our Lord Jesus Christ. The commemoration of Christmas is the embodiment of the word of God for Salvation and the Forgiveness of sins, and the benefit of the great grace that is now for all in the New Testament. It’s given opportunity for those who want to be born again during these days. Thank God for all his goodness and mercy. A call for his full power in your life is experiencing a fruitful life a life that was sacrificed for the survival of Christians, also for those who sacrificed their lives and in time Rejoice at this Christmas because God’s grace is especially remembered on this day. Do not forget to pray the same prayer for those who have fallen. You are sure that the child is the heavenly Father and you have to do your father’s will at all times. God lives in us with His Holy Spirit and these are the most obvious times, for it is a fact that wherever the spirit of God is free, whether it’s behind the concrete walls and the iron doors of the Gohardasht prison. In this way Christmas and New Years have been blessed by the world especially the Iranian Christians, and I call on all Christians to keep all the prisoners and those who are in persecution in constant prayer. Pray that we may taste the taste of religious freedom in Iran and Worship the Lord with freedom. Again, God dwells in us with his Holy Spirit and this is the most obvious time for the fact that wherever the spirit of God is it is free behind the concrete walls and the iron doors even of the Gohardasht prison, and it’s bringing the Christmas and New Year to the world especially Iranian Christians who have taught me. Again I urge all Christians to constantly pray for the stability of all prisoners and those who are persecuted that we may taste the taste of religious freedom in Iran and Worship the Lord with great joy
Ibrahim Firouzi December 25th 2017
Translated from VOCIR PERSIAN