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Using Misfortune For Good News

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Using Misfortune For Good News

    "You must be careful. People will arrest you and take you to
    be judged. They will beat you in their synagogues. You will
    be forced to stand before kings and governors. You will tell
    them about me. This will happen to you because you follow

    -- Mark 13:9 (ERV)

    Another part of the believer's future is harsh -- in addition to the
    natural disasters and wars mentioned in previous verses. Not everyone
    will like Christians. Just as Jesus was hated, so also will his
    followers be hated. Some will be persecuted and even martyred for the
    sake of the faith. These are not only to be expected, they are also
    events that are promised before the return of Jesus. How many years the
    persecution will continue, we don't know. But, they are an expected
    evil that we will endure before the end. However, in the process of
    facing these hardships, we will have the opportunity to share our faith
    in places we might otherwise be denied a voice -- like the apostle Paul
    (Acts 9, 22, 26) and others like him. So we should tell folks about
    Jesus whether our audience is favorable or hostile. This is a part of
    the plan. This is our opportunity to demonstrate our faith and share
    our hope with a fallen world.

  2. So true Dusty...so true. It's a shame that so many Christians will just set back, afraid to make any statement, and more a shame that someone who needs to hear about Him, will not because of our fears.
  3. A time to come, glory to his name Amen

    God bless
  4. I wonder if that's what Christ meant when He said:

    "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels." Luke 9:26

    If one cannot bring himself to share the gospel with his neighbor, will he stand persecution for his faith, or just evade it all together?

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