Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Faith of the Persecuted Church

Photo Credit: Keith Connely

Photo Credit: Keith Connelly

THE FAITH OF THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

It is so human to want sight when we step out on the promises of God, but Jesus said to Thomas, and to the long line of doubters who have since followed Thomas’s example:

John 20:29 (NKJV) “Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

It is so easy to believe God for things we already see and know but it takes TRUE TRUST to step out in faith when we can’t see the next step!

Our days are filled with horrifying images of Christians who have made the ultimate sacrifice of being killed for their faith by evil men.
Do you wonder why God did not step in and stop the brutal carnage that is spreading across the globe like a cancer?
Glyn and I have lived through a terrorist war and witnessed first-hand what satanic forces can do by using evil men to carry out his dastardly bidding.
Many of our African friends, both black and white gave their lives for the cause of the Gospel willingly. Many were saved by “divine intervention” but many paid with their lives and their blood flowed in the Rhodesian soil as a testimony of their faith!
They were trusting in God but at the same time were at peace with God’s answer to their prayers. It takes a strong faith in God to step out and stand for righteousness regardless of the outcome.

What are you trusting God for today? Ask Him in simple faith knowing that God ONLY does and gives what is best for His children.
It is not ours to dictate to God the answers to our prayers but it is ours to submerge our trust in Him knowing God loves us with an everlasting love and whatever the outcome to our prayers are; His glory will be seen.
Saturate your heart today in this promise Jesus gave His disciples:

Luke 11:9-13 (NKJV) “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

 

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