As I write this there are terrorist attacks taking place in Paris. Dozens have been reported dead. Dozens more are held hostage. More bloodshed to follow.A few days a precious young man of God lost his dear wife and unborn child in a home invasion. His precious wife was found with a bullet in her head. She later died of her injuries at the hospital. The young man was the pastor of a growing church plant in Indianapolis Indiana. He and his wife had moved to Indianapolis to start a church. Now this young pastor has lost his wife, unborn child, and is left to bring up a one-year-old child without a mother.Brothers and sisters are shedding their blood for Jesus around the world. The persecution continues to grow. Heart-wrenching reports continue to be posted.I could go on and on. The sadness continues the deepen. I ask myself when will it end? When will it end? When will it end?When everything is said and done. I have a feeling more tears more sadness will follow. When will it end.
Brother,I think it will get much worse with not just terrorists but nations and rulers calling all true radical christians terrorists and treating us with the same disdain. We will be arrested and put in concentration camps for simply believing Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven and that all men need to believe this.One Chinese underground worker summarizes it for us when he said that if we stopped witnessing we would stop being persecuted.thank you for your passion and love for the body of Christ of those who are being persecuted.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Dalton Thomas posted this on his facebook page..."Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. (Isaiah 8:12-13)
It is good that Jesus himself foretold us what events must take place before the end comes and before he comes.He even said "see I have told you so before hand"I thank Jesus that He loves us that much that he foretold what events must take place.The end is not yet, let us encourage all brothers and sisters in Christ to draw near to him and be a light to the world, that people may see a hope in our lives and a peace that surpasses all understanding.That many may come to Jesus.The wheat and tares will stay together until the end of this age, then the harvest will take place.Your Kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Bearmaster; "When will it all end"?I guess my faith is failing. If Jesus saw the pain and suffering in the garden, He as the Son of God sweat great drops of blood over what He knew was coming and even ask for this cup to be taken from Him. I in my finite mind and body do not have the strength of mind to comprehend all that is happening to the blood shed of all those that are shedding their blood and being killed in the name of a god who the killers believe they are doing this gods work.How can God keep allowing this, even to the shed blood of His only Son. One would think that was enough, is this the only way? Kill, slaughter, dismember, burn, behead, rape and kill the little children even in front of their parents?I am sorry but I don't understand, I love God and believe that His precious Son is born again in me. Please, someone help me. "When will it all end"?In Christ: Phillip