Thriving in the Spirit Under Persecution
Isn’t it interesting how a church thrives in the midst of persecution and withers in a time of ease and prosperity? Peter said those who enter the Kingdom of God will suffer much affliction. Hardship will come uninvited. It will hit us as suddenly and when we lest expect it. Jesus said we are not to expect an easy life by following him. He said we would persecuted, rejected and reviled by many. I send you like sheep to wolves. This suffering is a profound clash in the heart of man with the will of God coming against our own ways and expectations. It is an amazing work that is done by God within a man. A work that will bring a man to a place where he will rise up and take a stand against evil. This is not some effort surrounding a social justice cause, or for our own well-being. This rising up is for the name of God. Such are the stories surrounding the many heroes of the Bible. They reckoned their lives were a glorious thing in God because of this faith. This faith is available to us to, whether in sickness or in health, in chains or free, rich or poor. Immanuel Sun expounds in the very encouraging message in today’s meeting.
Kenya Fellowship Meeting – November 4, 2017
Port Angeles, WA
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