A New Level

You can prepare for persecution now… Or you can learn about it like the Chinese church learned about it…

It takes one level of faith to say, “Our God can rescue us.”

               It takes a whole new level of faith to add “But if not, we will not bow…”

It takes one level of faith to preach the Gospel…

               It is something altogether different to look at the people who are killing you and pray ““Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”

It takes one level of faith to approach a great project and say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

               It takes something completely different to be beaten, stoned, imprisoned, persecuted, cold, hungry and naked and then write, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

It is one thing to learn about persecution from a kind brother in a Bible Study…

               It is something very different to post watchmen out front, meet in a darkened room, pray for your Pastor who is in prison and plan the funeral of your chief elder, his wife and five kids who were gunned down by soldiers as they were leaving last week’s service.

You can prepare for persecution now…

               Or you can learn about it like the Chinese Church learned about it…

Think about it…

David…