If your life would be threatened because of your faith….?

Don’t forget…there are books written of thousands of martyrs that have already died because of their faith…don’t you think we should know how these Christians were able to lay down their lives?

Maybe we should understand first of all that most of these martyrs were not delivered into the hands of civil authority – they were tried, judged, condemned and put to death – murdered – by zealous, religious imitators.

I believe we should not be surprised if such a terror comes upon us or those who follow Jesus in countries where following Christ is punishable by persecution and execution. It is possible for those who are real enemies to God‘s service, to pretend zeal for it. This does not lessen the sin of the persecutors; villanies will never be changed by putting the name of God to them. As Jesus in His sufferings, so His followers in theirs, should look to the fulfilling of Scripture.

So we should be aware that each morning as we read God’s Word, our hearts are strengthened, our faith is renewed, our joy is established in the promises of God, the things of this world do not hold us, our lives are bent to worship Christ with body and soul and we are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to live each day to the glory of God.

Then and only then, when our lives are threatened because of our faith, will we be able to lay down our lives for our Lord and Saviour as He did for us.

Peace of God go with you..

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by talkzcheap on September 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I enjoyed reading some of your posts. They really open you up to thinking. Thank you for that.

    Tiffany

    Reply

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