The Fellowship of the Unashamed

In 1980 a now anonymous Rwandan pastor prophetically nailed to his wall the following thoughts. This was the evening prior to his martyrdom. The very next day his tribe would force him to renounce Christ, or face certain death. Clearly, he chose the latter.

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
I have Holy Spirit power.
The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His.
I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I’m finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams,
tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity.
I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labour by
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my
companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate
at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of
I won’t give up, shut up, or let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up,
and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and
work till He stops me.
And when He comes for His own, He will have not problems recognizing me - my banner
will be clear!

The Lord will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.”

They are well kept who God keeps. ~ anon

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'Heaven will pay for any loss we may suffer to gain it, but nothing can pay for the loss of heaven'. ~ Richard Baxter

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