Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pastor Saeed Abedini RELEASED!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) today, I have something to say.  It is something that is so wonderful that I'd like to scream out loud!


In addition, some other imprisoned Americans were also released!

On January 16th, 2016, I received an e-mail from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here's what it said (I copied and pasted the message):


American Pastor Saeed Abedini has just been released!

We can confirm that after more than three long years in an Iranian prison, Pastor Saeed - a U.S. citizen - was freed earlier this morning. In addition, several other imprisoned Americans were also reportedly released.

We're delighted this day has finally arrived. We're grateful for the millions of people who have stood with us in our ongoing efforts - both in this country and abroad - to secure his release.

We have worked and prayed that this day would finally arrive. And now, Pastor Saeed can return home.

Pastor Saeed's wife Naghmeh said, "This has been an answer to prayer. This is a critical time for me and my family. We look forward to Saeed's return and want to thank the millions of people who have stood with us in prayer during this most difficult time."

We will continue to bring you updates as we are able. Please continue to pray for Pastor Saeed and his family.

Read & Share Our Breaking News Update: Pastor Saeed is Free.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

Receiving this message touched my heart so much, I truly just wanted to scream!

While I didn't scream, I did cry out to God!

Thank You, Lord!

Was this surprising to me that Pastor Saeed and others were released?

Yes.  And, no.

You see, I had been praying for the release of Pastor Saeed, and for the release of others imprisoned by Muslims.  Because I had been praying, I believed it would be done.  But, I didn't know when.

So, yes... it was surprising, because I didn't know when it would happen.  And, no... I truly wasn't surprised, for I knew it would happen.

Why would I think this?

Because, Jesus told us so, in John 15:7, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

While we do not know when prayer requests will be answered, those who truly trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ receive much.

Please understand... yes, when we trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, we become saved and gain eternal life (Acts 16:31).

But, we also receive answered prayer!

Just as we did by praying for the release of Pastor Saeed, and others.

For this, I will always be thankful!

Praise God!  Hallelujah!

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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