When I was in Iran every morning before class saying “DEATH TO ISRAEL!”
And there’s a very strange hatred about Israel,
hatred about Jewish people…
It came into my heart.
“Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day
and they shall become My people.”
I went for military service and they sent me for extra training like a commander. I became addicted to drugs. I stopped all religious activities. When I finished military service, after that I found a very good job in business receiving good money. I left Iran just for a better life.
My illegal journey started:
I flew to Turkey, Instanbul and from Turkey I flew to Bosnia, that was a very risky and dangerous way.
When I arrived in England, I applied for asylum I didn’t have any good reason. I left Iran just for a better life.
I decided to tell a lie to the government through the application form. I told them it was because I was a persecuted Christian, that life was dangerous for me and I sent this document to the immigration office in London.
I said to myself, “Daryoosh, if the government asks you about Christianity, what do you have to tell them?”
I decided to go to church just to get information about Christianity. I went to the church and I heard all the basic things about Christianity:
About the Messiah, about repentance, about the cross…
He rose again after 3 days and He’s alive, he can change lives…
My brain was full of information but my heart was still dark.
Then I received a letter from the government, for an interview.
I picked up the phone and I called my pastor. “I’m going for an interview. Could you come and help me? What to say, what not to say to the government?”
When he came, he said to me, “Daryoosh, you’re not a Christian! It’s all lies! Jesus asks you to stand on truth and truth will set you free.”
I became very angry. I said, “No I can’t! They’ll deport me back to Iran!”
I went to my room, I locked the door and I bowed down.
I cried and shouted… I said, “If there is any God, you show yourself to me! I can’t continue anymore!”
When I said that, at that moment! At that moment he revealed Himself. That moment He came! That moment he healed me completely from drugs. That moment I gave my heart to Him.
He touched my heart and he gave me strength, a power – there was a power working inside my heart because I tried several times before to give up the drugs, but I couldn’t, but that time, I asked Jesus to start a new life and He did!
And He said to me, “Daryoosh…I love you as you are…with dirty things…because I died on the cross for you.”
I went for my interview in London and the officer said to me, “We have just a couple of questions.”
I said to him, “I’m so sorry about the application form…I wasn’t a Christian in Iran. Life wasn’t dangerous for me. I came to this country just for a better life. But two days ago I gave my heart to Jesus! If you want to send me to Iran or anywhere… I am ready for that.”
He looked at me and asked, “You told a lie?”
They refused the application form. In court, the judge, he looked at me and asked, “What did you do yesterday?”
Because my court date was on a Monday I told him, “Yesterday I was leading the worship group.”
And he said, “How did you do that?”
I told him I was reading Psalm 96 and he said, “What does Psalm 96 say?”
And everyone in the court opened the Bible and everyone just read Psalm 96!
“Sing a song to the Lord!
Sing a new song to the Lord!
Proclaim His salvation!”
And there was a miracle –
He said to me, “You are accepted to stay in England.”
For a long time, I used to believe lies about Israel, about this nation, about Jewish people.
I started to read the Bible from the beginning and through this study God gave me a passion, a love for the Jewish people because the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jesus Christ (Yeshua) saved my life. He changed my life.
Daryoosh is ONE FOR ISRAEL.
Choose Life, Avoid Hell
Please hear my prayer.
- I admit I'm a sinner in need of a Saviour – [Romans 3:10 / 3:23 / 6:23]
- I believe in my heart that Jesus/Yeshua is Lord – Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and rose again, paying in full the death penalty for my sin. [Romans 10:9-10]
- I call upon the name of the Lord and I confess with my mouth Jesus/Yeshua is Lord and I believe in my heart the God raised Him from the dead, so I will be saved. For it is with my heart that I believe, and am justified and it is with my mouth that I confess and am saved. [Romans 10:9-10 / 10:13]