John 4 verses 37 – 38
Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labour.
Why do you believe God is now blessing so many people with conversions, especially in countries where Christianity is out lawed? Why so many people are having dreams about Jesus and being converted to the Christian faith, knowing that they might be put to death in doing so? Why more and more people are being blessed with powerful gifts from the Holy Spirit? Why is God promising us now through His prophets that great revivals are coming all over the world, converting many people to the Lord Jesus Christ, like never before in the whole of history? Could it be due to all the sacrifice Christian Martyrs are going through? I believe it is so. Do you think God will not answer the prayers of His martyrs? I think not. I think the prayers of martyrs are the most powerful prayers of all and their reward in heaven is the greatest of all.
If anybody is following Christ, the martyrs are. It is the highest sacrifice you can give God is your life. And the greatest proof of your love and faithfulness is to give up your life for God. And the greatest witness of all. Nobody can say their faith is hypocritical, self-righteous or fake, can they? They have to really believe in God’s great love and mercy to go through what they are going through.
I believe the least we can do is to pray for them, so that they will receive all the graces they need to hang in there and come out trumps. In the Bible it also says ‘what you sow you reap.’ The merciful will receive mercy. How do we know if one day we might be in the same boat as they are currently in! If we pray for them in earnest, I believe God will help us out too. Your help will not go unnoticed by a loving God, which He is.