Islamic Leaders in Iran Launch Attack on Israel While Iranian Christians Pray for Israel

Iran has essentially declared war on Israel, as hundreds of drones and missiles were shot at Israel last night.

As the world braces for a reaction, Iranian Christians are praying for the protection of the world’s only Jewish nation and also asking for prayer as they prepare for increase persecution.

Last weekend I spent time with three Iranian fellowships and though the topic of our conversations were all different with each group, one thing was shared in common – their prayers for Israel.

Since the October 7 attack on Israel last year, Iran has supported Hamas with funds, weapons, and training. They have been attacking Israel via proxy, but now the mask has come off and there is no more hiding behind small terrorist groups.

Iran considers both Christianity and Israel as agents of Western influence in the Middle East and has vowed to destroy Israel; the anti-Israeli sentiment often spills over towards Christians in Iran. The Islamic government considers Christians as people who side with what they call ‘Zionist Israel’. As a result, in many ways, Christians pay a high price for how the government feels about Israel.

“Believers are messaging me from inside [Iran] asking for prayer for the Christians stuck in the middle of it all,” wrote Naghmeh Panahi last night during the attack. Naghmeh is a leader in the underground house church in Iran. Her testimony of ministry in the nation can be found in her biography “I DIDN’T SURVIVE.”

According to Naghmeh, “Many are fleeing Iran’s capital in anticipation of being attacked…[the Christians in Iran] are concerned and asking for prayer.”

Please pray for the safety of Israel and the underground church of Iran.

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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