LFC Comments by: “A Watchman on the Wall”
Sadly, Christian leaders in Northeast Ohio have already made plans to hold their church services in homes because they believe that the State will continue to shut down those that do not teach the “correct”, “State approved”, Christianity. The Bible is under attack, and those that believe in the revealed Word of God will pay a price. The cancel culture is real, and pervasive.
Hi! I’m Gail Burton Purath. I started Bible Love Notes to give people a minute of Scriptural encouragement in their busy day.
The time is coming, dear fellow believers. No … the time is here.
Genuine, born-again, Jesus-loving, Bible-believing followers of Christ, we need to realize that our world:
1. Celebrates things that break God’s heart.
2. Despises things that cheer God’s heart.
We must prepare for the hatred that is mounting against us, tightly grasping the fact that “the world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:17).
We must understand that we’re actually blessed when people insult us (1 Peter 4:14). They are allowing us to prove our devotion to Christ (James 1:12). Their hatred also reminds us to pray for those who are suffering worse persecution in other areas of the world (Hebrews 13:3).
Yes, fellow believers, the insults have begun. And many professing Christians are backing down and abandoning the faith. But I’m going to stand with Jesus. 💙 How about you?
Let’s memorize Matthew 5:11-12 and recite it whenever we feel overwhelmed:
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Note: One of the main tactics of Satan is to make us doubt the inerrancy of Scripture. Beware of the subtle ways this lie is introduced. If you don’t know what inerrancy means, check out these 1-minute devotions: When People Reject Inerrancy of Scripture and God-Breathed.