Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Not a single day goes by that you will not see a story like this…

Female Student Murdered, Body Burned by Classmates in Nigeria

From Persecution.org

Mob Attack Spurred by Supposedly Blasphemous WhatsApp Message 

05/12/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria’s Sokoto State, was fatally beaten and her body was burned earlier today, May 12. Her classmates were incensed at a supposedly blasphemous message she had sent to a school WhatsApp group. 

Deborah, who attends an ECWA church and resides with her parents in Sokoto according to International Christian Concern’s (ICC) contacts, apparently got into an argument with her female classmates after sending a WhatsApp message her classmates interpreted as blasphemous. 

A video of Deborah being beaten went viral on local social media channels and has been reviewed by ICC staffers on the ground and analysts overseas. The video shows her lying still on the ground with her bloody left arm attempting to cover her head as male and female students gathered around, beating her with sticks, throwing large stones, and shouting, “Allahu Akbar.” She pleaded with her classmates not to kill her. 

A student from the school who spoke with ICC said, “Muslim students and teachers don’t like Christians in the school.” The student told ICC that school authorities watched as the frenzied mob killed Deborah, but could not stop the Muslim students, though they tried. 

The road to the school and Deborah’s house is currently blocked by students, making it difficult for Christians to move around. The governor of the state asked for the closure of the school without asking for the arrest of the students who committed the crime. 

Despite the intense persecution that Christians in Nigeria face, Nigeria was removed from the U.S. State Department’s Countries of Particular Concern list in November 2021.  [Source]

Dear ones, we are promised not to suffer God’s Wrath (those truly in Christ). But that doesn’t exclude us from mans satanically inspired wrath. Persecution of Christians is more frequent now than ever in history. Even in Western Countries. Look up the name Artur Pawlowski.

Be ready for it. It’s coming.. But Why?

If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. (John 15:18)

Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. (1 John 3:13)

Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. (John 15:20)

When/If it visits you, God counts it as a blessing:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“ Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:10–12)

Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake. (Luke 6:22)

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. (1 Peter 4:12–14)

It strengthens your faith and relationship with Father God:

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:3–5)

Be not afraid:

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35)

To that I answer No one!!!

Pray for the persecuted saints. Because everyday a story like this comes across the wire…

ARE YOU READY TO BE PERSECUTED FOR CHRIST’S SAKE?

Christian persecution in America

Lord, Please Help Us to Be Strong In You

It’s coming. All of us who truly belong to the Lord Jesus Christ know that it’s coming, and it’s coming fast. Every move and decision by people in authority over us is calculated. Nothing is random.

I am speaking of the coming persecution of Christians in America. I am not speaking of the members of ISIS in our country, even though they pose a terrifying threat. I am speaking of the well thought out agenda of the god-haters, the liberals, who have taken our First Amendment right and twisted it. That’s the devil’s specialty – twisting words.

The liberals have used the media to turn what is good, into bad, and vice versa. They know that the real Christians will not denounce the Holy Bible nor any part of it. The homosexual community has been compared to the plight of black people of America. To me, this is ludicrous. Keeping black people down and segregating them was evil, and needed to be fixed.

Homosexuality is not a race or a religion or an ethnic group. They are people who have chosen to live in sin. I know that writing this will enrage those who want the world to believe that homosexuality is normal. It is not normal. It is deviate and sinful behavior.

They say if you say something over and over, then people begin to believe it. I think that is true. The media has been cheer leaders for gay marriage for a very long time. Look where we are now! Soon, it will be legal in all States, if the liberals have their way. How dare the courts change God’s Holy Word, stating that marriage is between one man and one woman!

We are to love the homosexuals, but we are not called to condone their sinful lifestyles! God loves these people, but He abhors their lifestyle.

It’s starting with Christian owned bakeries who refuse to make cakes with two men or two women on top. The Christian owners of these businesses are standing firm on the Word of God. The liberals are crying “Hate speech!” and they are being heard.

We are not fighting flesh and blood:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Satan is orchestrating this whole drama. He is very crafty and he knows what works. I can just imagine him thinking “I will make Christians the enemy of America.” And that’s exactly what is happening.

Last January in Germany, Pastor Olaf Latzel, preached a sermon that rocked Germany to its core. What did he say in this sermon? He said that Christians worship the true God and that He is NOT Allah! He preached against Chrislam and also reiterated to his congregation that Jesus is the only way to heaven. His sermon was confiscated by the authorities. He was reprimanded by the Lutheran church for his sermon. The authorities held onto his sermon, trying to figure out what to do with Pastor Latzel. Recently, they said that they would leave him alone at this point.

You think this isn’t coming to America? Remember the mayor of Houston requesting a pastor’s sermon who had preached against homosexuality? This is how they will begin to shut down churches.

Churches will lose their 501C status with the government. But that is really a small problem for us right now. I believe that we will eventually be incarcerated. I believe there will come a time when children and neighbors will turn us into the government, because we are considered evil and “intolerant” (not politically correct).

Then we will have to worship in our homes – discretely. But many of us will be jailed or worse.

CHRISTIAN POST FROM FRANKLIN GRAHAM:

“I believe we’re going to see persecution in this country,” Graham said during an interview on “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Sunday. “We’ve already seen many laws that have been passed that restrict our freedom as Christians. I believe it’s going to get worse, and we see no question gaining influence in Washington by those that represent the Islamic faith. We do have a problem in this country and we are losing our religious freedom and we’re losing it a little bit day by day.”

It’s not the first time that Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, has issued a warning for Christian Americans. He previously warned that America’s morality was crumbling because President Obama “defends Islam and chastises Christians, rebukes our allies and befriends our enemies, and fully supports gay marriage and abortion but denies the religious freedoms of those who don’t agree,” in a post on Facebook.

He has been outspoken in his critique of Obama’s leadership and that of nearly everyone in Washington, especially when it comes to the battle against ISIS. Graham also encouraged Christians to get involved in politics and run for office in order to do God’s will.

“Who says we can’t be in politics?” he asked in January at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference. “The gays and lesbians are in politics, I can tell you that. All the anti-God people are in politics. They’re there. Why shouldn’t the church be there? Who says we can’t speak up? Who says our voice can’ be heard? Get involved. I’m here to tell you that the only way, the only hope is not a Republican, it’s not a Democrat or whoever. The only hope is that this country repents of its sins and turns once again to the God of our fathers and to His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — otherwise, there is no hope.” [1]

To understand the demonic forces at work against Christians in America, we need only to look at the media and their love and support of Islamists – yes, even the jihadists! There is no sense in this at all. These same people despise Christians for our stand on moral issues. But they have hardly a word to say about ISIS, Hamas, Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, as they behead and slaughters millions of Christians. The mainstream media HATE Israel. As born again believers in Christ, we can see clearly the satanic influence on the left wing media. It is almost like they are under a spell – “Strong Delusion” probably sums it up best.

Most of these people would call themselves atheists. I have often said that I do not believe that there are atheists. I believe that these people are God haters. Why would people who believe that God is a fantasy, be so adamant against His followers? Why wouldn’t they just call us nut cases, and move on?

Yep, it’s coming. Are you ready for this? I consider it to be an honor to stand up for Jesus and His Word. Am I a bit anxious about possibly being in jail? Well, of course! But God will give each of us what we need, when we need it.

PREPARE FOR PERSECUTION: A MESSAGE FROM BILLY GRAHAM

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4: 12-13)

MARANATHA!