Persecuted Christians

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:10

BibleGateway

See Billy Graham.org on the World Summit in defense of persecuted Christians.

And Opendoorusa.org

It’s been prophesied persecution is coming to the United States.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

Revelation 12:11

BibleHub

“Bondage Breakers” by Neil T. Anderson is excellent if you suffered any time at all, for anything, recommended by a close friend, a treasure and daughter of the Lord.

 

First Peter Chapter 1

The Alert Academy youth memorize and recite 1 Peter 1 (below) among with many other necessary and fiery Bible verses and songs.   https://alertacademy.com/  

“Forging extraordinary men who influence their world for Christ”

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

A Heavenly Inheritance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.

Living Before God Our Father

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20)He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

The Enduring Word

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 24 because

“All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
25But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

BigleGateway

His Presence

I received prayer for an upcoming confrontation.  It sounded like I “heard” a Christian hymn from a nearby radio that only plays secular.  Felt burning heat in my palm, when I normally only feel that during powerful worship sessions in the Lord’s presence.  The outcome was I didn’t have to confront, I remained calm, and the Lord spoke through me.

Daddy God, thank You for being with me and holding my hand on a tense day.  Moreover You have defended me.  We take pity on those that don’t know You.  Cover us with Your blood, Your armor and Truth.  

Jesus says, in Luke 12:12, “For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.”

Isaiah 51:16, “And I have put My words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of Mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.”

Luke 21:15 (NIV), “For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.”

Matthew 28:20, …”And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Psalm 82:2 (NASB), “Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.”