“Chrisitan Persecution, Coming to a Town Near You”
Chrisitan persecution is nothing new. It has been around ever since it’s founder Jesus Christ lived. So this persecution has been around for 20000 years.
Please read the following verses for an example of this persecution.
12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.
17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.”
21 At daybreak, they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.
It might surprise you to know that more Christians are being persecuted right now than at any other time in history. Many times we don’t realize this because in general we are not being persecuted.
I don’t want to be the bearer of doom and gloom. If Christ doesn’t return before long, we too will experience persecution. One can see the hatred mounting and one day it will run over. We are always one election away form leaders who have stated things they would do against Christians and the Church.
This is not something that has slipped past the Lord God. He knows all that has and will go down. I pray that we are ready for what is coming.
When we look at America and many of the other nations of the World, we have been so blessed. Some people instead of appreciating the blessings have been shaking their fists at God.
One of these days God will say enough and send Jesus back to rescue His bride from this sinful world.
Don’t get comfortable with this world, don’t be the world’s friend. We are simply passing through this world and as believers we are on the way to heaven. Thank You, Lord, for being such an Awesome Lord and Savior.
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.