11 Apr Thread #75: Using the Current Peace to Firm up for the Coming Persecution
Are you ready to deal with it when the global persecution comes against Christians? Believers in many nations have been dealing with deadly persecution for decades. They have seen their freedom of speech outlawed, their children taken from them due to being ‘religious fanatics’ and have been cast into prison, tortured, maimed and martyred. For them persecution is a way of life. Still they find a way to worship together and share their faith whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Jesus prepared us for the realities of the last days by describing a global persecution when people would think they were doing God a favor by persecuting us. In this time of relative calm we can already see the mounting Anti-Christ spirit in media, education and government. We need to use this time to strengthen ourselves for the challenging season ahead. In this week’s Thread we tune in to the infant church in Acts 4 to see how they responded to their own growing storm of persecution.