As I posted yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I thank all who are continuing to pray for healing for my grandson T, his girlfriend J, and her uncle, who were involved in a collision when a deer ran in front of the truck and was hit. May God bless you...
You're probably aware that I am on Facebook (FB). I'm grateful for that social networking site. God has truly blessed me through it, bringing many Christian friends into my life, from all over the world.
Some people do not do this, but most of my Christian friends rely on God's Word, the Bible. And, some live in areas where they are persecuted for their faith.
Others live in countries where freedom of speech is part of their everyday life. Still, some people who speak up for Christ, suffer persecution. Maybe not like those living in restricted areas, but persecution in many different forms, to say the least.
Levi Price is one friend who speaks up. Here is a message on Youtube he made entitled, My Pastor Rebuked me in public: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW9k2xHs_f0&feature=player_embedded.
Please don't be misled by the title. It actually is a great message being spoken. I hope you listened to it, right to the very end.
While we are able to listen to preaching/teaching in various media means, not everyone hears the message God is speaking, even if they regularly read His Word, the Bible.
It's interesting to realize that some people who know, understand and share God's Word, suffer for it. Even in free countries, like Canada, USA, UK, etc.
Quite often, those who speak up for God's truth, suffer not just from non-Christians not liking what is being said, but sometimes from their brothers and sisters in the Lord, who do not agree with what they share.
Is this abnormal? To be persecuted even mildly, or rejected, I mean.
Actually, it's not. God told us to expect it. He said in Ecclesiastes 1:18, "For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow."
Those who condemn fellow Christians, I must say I feel sorry for them. And, pray for them.
For fellow Christians, who speak God's truth and are hated, or persecuted, or rejected for it, I must say that I am praying for them, that God will continue to give them strength. Strength, to speak His truth and stand for it.
One such person is the writer/author of a blog I have recently added to my blog reading list here on LwL. Here is a link to one of their entries on The Cross In The Desert entitled, The Evil of Silence... http://thecrossinthedesert.blogspot.ca/2013/04/the-evil-of-silence.html?m=1
Of course, I pray for you, also. After all, one day each of us will stand before our Lord, in the day of judgement. I am looking forward to hearing Him say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"
May God bless you for praying for God's truth to be revealed, always.
Until next time...
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