Day 26 – Deir ez-Zor in Syria
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. – John 5:24
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. – Romans 6:4-14
Deir ez-Zor is also a major province controlled by ISIS. Deir in Arabic means monastery. It has Christian heritage but unfortunately it is known as the place of the Armenian genocide. Currently it is known as a place of mass death, but let us pray that God would make it a place of life.
- Build Your Kingdom Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcSWpVKKMcs
- Awaken Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-lrth8V-f0
- Awakening – Chris Tomlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_J9BI6AFO0