February 18, 2013
Writing from my heart.
My Dear Friends,
The conditions here get so
very difficult that my eyes get blurry, my body does not have the strength to
walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky.
Various (bullying) groups,
the psychological warfare, a year of not seeing my family, physical violence,
actions committed to humiliate me, insults, being mocked, being confronted with
extremists in the prison who create another prison within the prison walls, and
the death threats ….
It is interesting that because I am a Christian
pastor, I am carefully watched. I am expected to smile at them despite what is
being done and to understand why they are doing all of these things. But, of
course, I can clearly see what is going on and because I want to serve God, I
see all of these difficulties as golden opportunities and great doors to serve.
There are empty containers who are thirsty for a taste of the Living Water and
we can quench their thirst by giving them Jesus Christ. Maybe you are also in
such a situation, so pray and seek God that He would use you and direct you in
the pressures and difficulties of your lives.
There are those who are
enemies of the Living Bible and do not want to hear. They are trying to put me
under such horrific pressures (that are sometimes unbearable) so that they can
show me that my faith is empty and not real. And after all of these pressures,
after all of the nails they have pressed against my hands and feet, they are
only waiting for one thing … for me to deny Christ. But they will never get
this from me. This is why the Bible is Truth and they are in the way of
There is another group who does not know the Gospel of
Truth. Instead of truly listening and meditating on God’s Word, they are just
waiting to see how I react to all of their pressures and persecution. What will
come out of me during these intense times? But again, this is another golden
opportunity for me to shine the light of Christ in this dark world and to let
God to use me.
Yesterday when I was singing worship songs, the head of my
cell room attacked me in order to stop me from praising but in response I hugged
him and showed him love. He was shocked.
It is during these harsh
conditions, that I deeply need God’s Saving Grace so that I can be the fragrant
scent of Christ in the dark house of Evin prison. I have often seen the Shining
Morning Star in the darkness of this prison and I have seen His amazing and
supernatural works. Oh, how beautiful is seeing the light of the Shining Morning
Star of Christ in such evil darkness.
— See your golden
opportunities in pressures and difficulties.
— See the Shining Morning Star
in the dark times of your life.
I Love Him! He is Gracious, Merciful, and
Righteous to me. I now know that I have not been forgotten and that we are
together in this path. God gives me Grace.
This is my message for the
Church: Stay Strong for His Glory. He will come back soon! Be with God and give
your best efforts for His kingdom.
Pastor Saeed, servant of Jesus Christ
in chains for endurance of Gospel. I love you all.