Letter from Youcef Nadarkhani – June 2010

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This is a message from brother Youcef Nadarkhani, written June 2, 2010, he is a pastor of an Iranian church who is remaining in prison.

Our dear brother has been kept in custody since the October of 2009 and has recently been sentenced to death. This message has been translated from Farsi to English.

Dear brothers and sisters,

Salam.

In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am continuously seeking grace and mercy to you, that you remember me and those who are bearing efforts for his name in your prayers.

Your loyalty to God is the cause of my strength and encouragement.

For I know well that you will be rewarded; as it’s stated: blessed is the one who has faith, for what has been said to him by God, will be carried out.

As we believe, heaven and earth will fade but his word will still remain.

Dear beloved ones, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few verses, although you might know them, So that in everything, you give more effort than the past, both to prove your election, and for the sake of Gospel that is to be preached to the entire world as well.

I know that not all of us are granted to keep this word, but to those who are granted this power and this revelation, I announce the same as Jude, earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints.

We are passing by special and sensitive days. They are days that for an alert and awake believer can be days of spiritual growth and progress. Because for him, more than any other time there is the possibility to compare his faith with the word of God, have God’s promises in mind, and survey his faith.

Therefore he (the true believer) does not need to wonder for the fiery trial that has been set on for him as though it were something unusual, but it pleases him to participate in Christ’s suffering.

Because the believer knows he will rejoice in his glory.

Dears, the “judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

Therefore those who are enduring burdens by the will of God, commit their souls to the faithful Creator. Promises that he has given us, are unique and precious. As we’ve heard he has said: “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”

How can it be possible for a believer to understand these words?

Not only when he is focusing on Jesus Christ with adapting his life according to the life Jesus lived when he was on earth? As it is said ”O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.”

Have we not read and heard: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Many attempt to flee from their spiritual tests, and they have to face those same tests in a more difficult manner, because no one will be victorious by escaping from them, but with patience and humility he will be able to overcome all the tests, and gain victory.

Therefore in the place of Christ’s followers, we must not feel desperate, but we have to pray to God in supplication with more passion to help us with any assistance we may need.

According to what Paul has said: In every temptation, God himself will make a way for us to tolerate it.

O beloved ones, difficulties do not weaken mankind, but they reveal the true human nature.

It will be good for us to occasionally face persecutions and abnormalities, since these abnormalities will persuade us to search our hearts, and to survey ourselves.

So as a result, we conclude that troubles are difficult, but usually good and useful to build us.

Dear brothers and sisters, we must be more careful than any other time.

Because in these days, the hearts and thoughts of many are revealed, so that their faith is tested.

May your treasure be where there is no moth and rust.

I would like to remind you of some verses that we nearly discuss every day, (Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.) but as long as our human will has priority over God’s will, his will will not be done.

As we have learned from him in Gethsemane, he surrendered his will to the father, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

What we are bearing today, is a difficult but not unbearable situation, because neither he has tested us more than our faith and our endurance, nor does he do as such. And as we have known from before, we must beware not to fail, but to advance in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, And consider these bumps and prisons as opportunities to testify to his name. He said: If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

As a small servant, necessarily in prison to carry out what I must do, I say with faith in the word of God that he will come soon.”However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Discipline yourself with faith in the word of God. Retain your souls with patience. For there is no man that doeth anything in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly.

May you be granted grace and blessings increasingly in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.

Youcef Nadarkhani

Lakan Prison in Rasht

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  2. Blessed are the feet of those who bring good tidings of peace. The word of God will not return unto him void, the good seed of the pure gospel planted in Iran will bring forth sons and daughters of God. The purpose of God will stand. “I the Lord will both seek and search for my sheep”. He that is enjoined unto the Lord is one spirit.He that is sent of God speaks the words of God and the sheep will hear the voice of the sheperd. In his commission the Lord Jesus told us to go unto the whole world and preach the gospel — and lo I will be with you alway unto the end of the end of the world. This is the consolation wherein the true church of Jesus Christ stands in it stand on thus saith the Lord for the Holy Spirit spake by the mouth of his servant Isaiah 59:21 – As for me this is my covenant with the my words upon my spirit shall not depart from your mouth nor from the mouth of your seed or your seed’s seed. The true church of Jesus Christ is identified together in him. We are identified with our precious brother Youcef for his stand in the gospel of jesus Christ. He is the King of the universe. God who is a spirit (John 4:24) was manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16) to pay the penalty of our sin. God purchased the church by his own blood (acts 20:28), he settled the sin question 1 Timothy 3:16: And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
    Acts 20: 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
    Zechariah 14: 9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
    Titus 2:11 – 14:
    11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
    12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
    13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
    John 20:26 – 29:
    26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
    27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
    28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
    29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

    1Timothy 6: 13 – 16
    13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
    14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
    15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
    16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
    Revelation 19:11 – 16:
    11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
    12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
    13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
    14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
    15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
    16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
    Isaiah 9:6
    6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    The church of Jesus Christ is not ashamed of the son of man nor his words. The very God that commissioned the prophets who lived the other side of the atonement is the same God that commissioned his Apostles and church this side of the atonement by a greater an more excellent sacrifice. The blood of the new testament can completely blot the sin of the true believer, that he can cross the chasm back as a son of God. May God bless Bro. Youcef with the blessing of Abraham!

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  5. WHAT A LETTER!! What a message!!!! A real believer in Our LORD!! If anyone who can tell him, sees this. Please let him know that there is a little woman in Georgia, USA, praying always for him and believing with him!! Also, please remember to post this story on your facebook and in any christian groups that you may be involved with. TELL EVERYONE!!! Prayer changes things!!! Oh, if only the president of their country would realize where he stands at this moment. He could show the WORLD the mercy of his people and his religion by setting our brother free to go be with his family. GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER YOUCEF!! GOD BLESS ALL YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS ACROSS THE GLOBE STANDING DAILY FOR CHRIST!!!

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  8. The path our master trod, the suffering servant, full of meekness, rich in love yet rejected and despised by men .God’s lamb he was, to atone for the sins of humanity; his blood was shed for remission of sins. The sacrifices ordained by the Law of Moses were types and shadows of the true sacrifice ordained by God before the foundation of the world. The true meaning of the daily sacrifice was revealed in Jesus Christ, Gods lamb, the perfect realization. Blessed potentate indeed he was, took the form of a servant became obedient even to death at the cross. Consider these words spoken of him in the scripture:
    Heb 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
    Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
    Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
    He became the author of eternal salvation to them that obey him. He was God’s servant, his elect in whom God’s soul delighted (Isaiah 42:1). Consider this that his brethren were predestinated to be conformed to his image (Romans 8:29); even as the Holy spirit spoke by the mouth of Saint John:
    1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world; and again
    1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
    Consider these word that he spake in the testimony of Adina: “Lord,” said Martha, as He went forth, “whither goest thou?”
    “Come and see,” He answered. “Whither I go ye shall know, and the way ye shall know:
    for where I am ye shall also be, and all those who believe in me.”
    “Lord,” said Mary, kneeling at his feet, “return at noon, and remain with us during the
    heat of the day.”
    “Mary,” said Jesus, laying his hand gently upon her forehead, “I am going to my Father’s
    house! There thou shalt one dwell with me in mansions not made with hands. Follow me now,
    and thou shalt know the way thither! Through temptation I have first trodden it, through
    suffering, through death, and through resurrection from the dead. So also must thou and all who
    love me follow me. To my friends, the gate of the tomb opens into the world of life eternal.”
    Now we suffer with him:
    Ro 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter
    Yes as the bride nears him she will have His very potentials. This is in order to be united him. She was ordained to attain unto the full stature of Christ at the age of fullness when the seven sealed book will be opened to her. The loving character of Jesus will be molded in her; yes she will go through a furnace of trials and afflictions to purge her as the Holy Spirit spoke:

    Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
    Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
    Mal 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
    The virtues of Christ will be mold in her and the very message that will prepare her for him by His Prophet Elijah the rejected one who was sent to restore all things. All things work for the good to them that are called according to his eternal purpose.

  9. Dear Yousef, I am so proud of you, you are a good example of our Lord Jesus Christ, I cant imagine what you are going through, but I believe that Holly Spirit is with you in this time of your life, I am your Iranian brother in Christ and I want to tell you that in 2004 Lord has given me a dream which I I have it all the time in my mind, and I believe that Lord already started to change the nation of Iran, the dream that Lord gave me was that Churches was building in Iran, and I saw that some of my friends whom are Muslim were helping in building the Churches over there, this is a good news, and now we see that there are many under ground Churches in Iran and people are giving their lives to only Lord, I want to tell you that you are one of His chosen Paul for Iran, I pray that Lord save your life from enemy, and give you back safe to your beloved family, I pray that your life over there in prison impact the lives of those people who are giving you hard time and bring shame on those evil government which is thirsty of your blood, I pray that Lord make you strong and keep you healthy for your family and for those Iranians which Lord is going to bring to you to change their lives through you my dear brother in Christ. I feel so week when I see you are in Jail and suffering for His Kingdom, please keep praying for us over there in jail. I am praying for you as well every day, there are many brothers and sister over hear in Cyprus who are praying for you every day. God loves you so much that he chose you to be his messenger for those lost souls over there. He has such a great plan for you my dear brother Yousef. I believe that Lord is taking care of you step by step you are going through. I pray that we hear a good news soon that you are freed from jail, and we see that you joined with your family. Amen
    Blessing from Cyprus
    your Iranian brother in Christ
    Marios

  10. “God does his own interpretation to honest sincere ——“quote by William Branham. All the happenings to the church up its rapture are spoken in the bible. The church started at Pentecost with the pure apostolic Holy Ghost gospel. When he commissioned them he also said to them “ it is not you that speak but the Holy Ghost”. Christ was going to build his church upon the foundation of “not flesh and blood revelation” but upon the foundation of Revelation by the Father from in heaven. He sent spirit filled men to preach the gospel, so that God himself may be the teacher. The foundational basis of the infallibility of the word is that god himself spoke through the agency of his chosen vessels. These God sent men understood by revelation “to be carnal minded is death but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED is life and peace. God sent men who had the MIND OF CHRIST, in whose hearts the love of God was shed abroad by the Holy Ghost; men who leaned not on their own understanding but waited upon the Lord in all things; spiritual men; They knew that it had to be the Lord to go before them and to be their rearward, Men who sold all to possess Christ for their master had already told them thus:
    Mt 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and SELLETH ALL that he hath, and buyeth that field.
    Mt 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
    Mt 13:46 Who, when he had found one PEARL OF GREAT PRICE, went and SOLD ALL that he had, and bought it.
    Men who valued the Word of God as a pearl of great price; in these men and through the purchase that is in the blood of Christ was fulfilled the cardinal law of Love:
    thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all THY MIND, and with all thy strength.
    They were God sent men that minded the things of the spirit. The church of Christ, full of power and the Holy Ghost was born. In mark 16:20 it says: And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them confirming the word with signs and wonders following A’-men.
    They kept the Passover feast without leaven of malice, without leaven of doctrine of men; for the law which had the type and shadows of the good things to come commanded the to keep the seven day Passover feast unleavened and whoever partook of leavened bread was cut off from the Living God. Jesus Christ was the Passover of the New Testament and unleavened bread was the pure original Holy Ghost gospel these ministers preached.
    After some time passed when they lost the first love, when they slept, creepers came in unawares, those Nicolaitanes; those leaveners of bread had changed the gospel, changed the everlasting gospel, broken the everlasting covenant and brought curse to the people (Galatians 1: 6-9, Isaiah 24: 5-6). Carnal minded men took over the leadership of the church; they ushered in the church ages; persecuted those who stayed true to the word; God sent reformers to bring some light and take them from chaos of darkness. The reformers did not restore the original gospel. They left loose ends in their preaching. God promised at the end time there would be an Elijah with a worldwide ministry who would restore all things; Elias shall surely come and restore all things. In the last days there will be an Elias who would restore the original gospel and power. His ministry was to turn the hearts of the children to the Fathers, the apostolic fathers that begat us by the Gospel (1 Corinthians 4:15). Coming closer to the events of our day and the voice that spoke at Ohio river concerning the ministry of Reverend William Marrion Branham: As John the Baptist foreran the first coming of Jesus, your message shall foreran the second coming of Jesus.
    In the book of the Prince of house of David containing the letters of Adina; Gamaliel, Saul, Rabbi Amos, John the cousin of Mary and Lazarus, Adina and Mary were confronted with an event similar to this. Jesus of Nazareth had been baptized had been baptized by a humble prophet from the wilderness, John the Baptist and a white dove of fire had descend upon Jesus with the voice this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.
    These men converged in a country house at Gilgal to discuss the extraordinary events of the day and search the event, the voice that spoke and Jesus, whether he was the promised messiah. Gamaliel and Saul failed to recognize the prophecy that was being fulfilled in their eyes. Jesus Christ came exactly according to the scripture but contrary to their interpretation of the scripture. They failed to recognize the fact that God is His own interpreter. When God interprets his own words it takes men of sincere hearts to first get away from their traditional thinking go back to the bible and find out if it’s the word of God. The scripture spoken in Psalms 2:7
    the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son
    Was fulfilled in their very eyes yet they failed to recognize. When Moses was sent by God they failed to recognize that God had visited them in accordance to his promised word (Genesis 50:24 – 25; 15:13 – 14). God was interpreting the scripture in their very eyes, yet they failed to see it. So is it today. Consider these things, ponder them with a sincere heart, lean not on your own carnal understanding. Pray to God, enter in the Spirit to recognize the hour you are living and its promise.

  11. The seed that the original Pentecostal Church received was the word from the Holy Ghost. It was not the word of men that they preached. When God (manifested in the flesh) commissioned His apostles He told it is not you that speak but the Holy Ghost. They preached the Holy Ghost. They preached Divine Love. They were to preach by the Holy Ghost. The preached the pure word of God. The pure Gospel planted in pure hearts purged by the blood of Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God) and the Holy Fire made the partakers of his divine nature. The man who has attained unto the stature of a perfect man has a heart of a pure snow white dove. He has the fire of God in his heart. He has the Love of God shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost.
    [Scriptures: Mark 13:11; 1Timothy 3:16; John 6:63; 2 Peter 1:21; 1:3-4; Mark 12:36; Acts 13:4; Romans 5:5; 15:6; Ephesians 4:11-13]
    Consider these words spoken by brother Branham: “When He thought (God) of you and others, he thought of himself becoming tangible.” God was manifested in the flesh (1 timothy 3:16) and became the sacrifice for our sins; his blood was given upon the altar of God for the atonement of our sins [Leviticus 17:11]. We handled the word of life( 1 John 1:1). God purchased a church by His own blood (Acts 20:19) He will present to himself a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle; without blemish; a church that is subject to him in all things; a church nurtured in the admonition of the Lord; a church that does the will of God from the heart, a church true to him; a church that serves Him with reverent fear and trembling and in singleness of heart [ Ephesians 5:22 – 27; 6:1 -6]; a church that honors and obeys Him (Hebrews 5:9]; a church fashioned in his glorious image [Hebrews 2:9 – 12; Romans 8:29]; bones of his bones, spirit of His spirit [Ephesians 5:30 – 31; Genesis 2:21 – 24; Ephesians 8:8 – 11]; A church that bears His glorious name, is identified with His name, is baptized in is Name [Acts 2:37 – 38; 4:11 – 12; 10:40 – 43; 9:15 – 16; Romans 6: 1 – 23]- For His name: is the Sun of righteousness; is the power to transform; has healing rays, is the word of God.
    This church is God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works; walking and watching in the spirit; bearing the fruit of the spirit; walking in foreordained good works; a church hewed from the rock, built on the rock of revelation [Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:11 – 14; Romans 8:1; Isaiah 51: 1; Mathew 16:18; Ephesians 6:18]; A church full of the meditation of the Lord, day and night watching in the spirit with all perseverance and supplication; a church with a perfect heart towards him, serving him with a willing mind [1 chronicles 28:9; 29:18], a church that is ready for his coming [Mathew 24:44; Rev. 19:7;]; a church full of virtue [2 Peter 1: 3 – 11]; A church filled with the fullness of God [Ephesians 3:19, 14 – 19]; a church robed in pure and white; [Rev. 3:4 – 5]; washed in the blood; a church walking in the perfect love of God [1 John 2: 5 – 6]; thinketh no evil [ 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 8]; a church which has submitted its every thought and imagination to the obedience of Christ [2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 7]; a church whose heart is pulsating with the love of God; a church which has sold all to possess him, has no bonds or impositions but is yoked to Christ and Christ only [ Mathew 13:44 – 45; 11:26 – 30]; a church completely redeemed from the systems of the world [ John 7;7; Galatians 1:4]; A church waling in the narrow precise and harder way, the way of holiness.
    Consider the first and greatest of all commandments:
    Mk 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
    Mk 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment
    Only in the church having the mind of Christ and the love of God shed abroad in the heart is this royal law fulfilled

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  24. this message is so touching. you are a man of God a man of faith God will never let you and your family down. I am praying that u keep your faith strong God blesses u more and more you and your family are in my hearts and prayers

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  28. My prayers goes out to all the saints of GOD who is in prison may GOD our Father continue to bless you may his face shine upon you may his loving arms continue to embrace you.blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

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