Christianity under Fire!
“If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.” If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you…”--------John 15:18-20
Jesus wanted His disciples to know what they would be facing, after His ascension back to His Heavenly Father. We Christians today, need to heed and understand what we are facing and why we must face these perilous times that are quickly approaching, prior to His return.
We are experiencing the effects of the workings of Satan on earth. The evil, wicked, events that are taking place around us, seem to be escalating at break-neck speed. We are seeing the fall of nations, economically, financially, morally, and even from within their own governments. They are crumbling before our very eyes.
Yet, I believe these are things that are setting the stage for the coming of the END OF THIS AGE. We as God’s Children are experiencing the very beginning of PERSECUTION because of our FAITH and I’m afraid that it is going to get worse very quickly. Jesus told His disciples, and it is a message for the TRUE believers today, that because the world hated Him, it will hate them too.
Because we have chosen to follow Christ, we are a prime target for Satan’s fiery darts and we are living in open- season on TRUE BELIEVERS. Jesus said, “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. It’s beginning to happen. As God’s Children, we NEED to draw CLOSER to Him and be ready for the approaching storm of persecution. It’s coming and so is our Lord Jesus.
I believe we are living on borrowed time, and the time is approaching that the ‘borrowed time’ will be over and we will face the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, the One who will divide the sheep from the goats, the sinner from the saint, and the redeemed from the wicked. ARE YOU READY?
You can be, by: CONFESSING your sins to God, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become one of His sheep, saints, and redeemed. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!