They Hated Jesus 1st
7 September, 2017
Grasping the nature of evil's multiplying forces is a catalyst to buttress walls of faith, dig fingernails into truth, and gaze long upon that Cross pained face as our only stronghold and shield.
Countless brothers and sisters in ages past (and still this day) have walked the torturous path of world resisting, tide turning, Jesus honoring faith.
These have well understood God's measure of righteousness.
It is in honoring the Lord that the voice for righteousness is lifted aloud, that God is glorified and the world hears. Surely this may bring loss to the speaker (remember they hated Jesus first), but to lose on earth is to win in heaven.
It is the steadfast believer who speaks up for Jesus and His righteousness. It is they who know Jesus as their refuge, the Holy Spirit as counsellor and are firmly decided to carry their cross unto death. These are the living ones who do not shrink back.
They now stare down the double barrels of thuggery loaded and aimed at Christians these days.
It is far easier for a Christian to find reason to withdraw than to stand upright, but these are the days to stand up, be counted and overcome.
Such believers carry the name of He who still owns the earth and soon comes to reclaim it (and you) as His own.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Revelation 12:11)
'The lamb that was slain is the king that will reign'. ~ anon
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'The legacy you leave is equivalent to the martyrdom you extract'. ~ Michael Cartwright
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