Persecuted Church Series Part I
This subject has been weighing heavy on my heart for a few years now. As I see the Christian faith being ripped into chaos, I can’t help but wonder if this is prophecy being fulfilled or do we as Christians have to wait for the Lord a bit longer.
The persecution of Judeo-Christian values is increasing. We hear from our brethren in Syria and Iraq who have been at the forefront of Christian persecution for the sake of their faith. The atrocities being done in the name of a peaceful religion who doesn’t accept other religious points of views would be quite ridiculous if it weren’t happening right before our modern eyes.
Since I have spoken before about our Iraqi and Syrian brothers and sisters in Christ, this is where the Lord led me to begin asking all who read this to start praying with me for the increasing persecution of the Christian church in different parts of the world. I also want to encourage our brethren in Syria and Iraq to stand firm in the faith...
—To the persecuted brethren in Iraq and Syria,
May God’s grace shown through our Lord and Savior Jesus be upon you. There is no other grace and peace in any other name. They may tell you to renounce Jesus the Savior of the world, but you will not shame Him in this way. Because you know that only Jesus can give you this graceful peace and comfort to withstand the enemies fiery darts.
—The Lord Jesus loves you, and we here in America love you too.
Some of us have been praying for all of you. I can’t fathom what you have gone through and don’t wish this upon anyone else. What I do know, is that all of you have been an inspiration and an example of what true faith is. Your faith has stood above reproach. You have made God’s name known to the most vicious of people.
Just like Paul and the saints of old, you have preached Jesus and of His only way. Because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life in this world.
May the Lord bless all of you. May the Lord keep you in His comfort. May the Lord shine His face of glory upon you. May God strengthen you to withstand the deceptions of the enemy whom you in Iraq and Syria have threatened in such a way, that the enemy has sent his demonic drones to try to shut your mouths, no matter the costs.
I pray that you stand firm in the faith. That you look to your Author and Finisher, the Perfecter of our faith. Stand strong in Christ! Do not look to the right or to your left. But focus your gaze on Jesus who will take you out of the fiery trials. Some of you have paid an awful price. You have lost loved ones. But they are not lost! They have been found. Found in the arms of our Savior. He has taken away their pains and wiped away all their tears. They are now resting. They are now waiting. Waiting for you, their loved ones to join them one day.
—Your loved ones are the saints who have been given the honor of standing before our Lord in His throne room. They have been given the white robes and are singing to the Lamb of God, who has given all martyrs restful peace.
Brothers and sisters, you also have this blessed hope. The hope of one day being with Jesus our Savior. Keep running the race that has been set for all of you. Run with faith knowing that He is there with you.
—Preach your faith Knowing that Jesus will give you the words to say. Don’t be afraid! Let me repeat this, don’t be frightened. God is with you, who can be against you!
May the Lord bring His Mighty Spirit to change your countries. May He do the same work and a more excellent work in your countries, so that all those lost in an empty religion which brings doubts, anger, and chaos, will finally see The Light, Jesus Christ who can bring His saving grace and peace to all who ask.
We have not forgotten you, and we will continue praying for your strength.
In Jesus’ mighty Name, I send this! Amen!
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