Tomorrow is See you at the pole (SYATP) at 7 am at your school’s flagpole. Millions of Christians all over will be praying for our school, work, church, city, state, country, and world. if there has ever been a time that we needed millions of people to be praying for the same thing at the same time it is now, after all in Matthew 18:20 Jesus says: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Christians are being heavily persecuted all over the world, except (for now) America. ISIS is beheading, torturing, killing, and even crucifying Christians who refuse to deny Christ. Matthew 10:33 Jesus says “But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.”
We need to never stop praying Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (SYATP’s theme and verse this year)
Tomorrow please remember to go to SYATP I know it’s early but think of it as getting up early for Jesus and as you are there remember to pray for the Christians who are being persecuted currently and for those of us who are not yet, but the fact is our time will most likely come.
If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Below are some encouraging verses about persecution and at the very bottom is a link to one of my favorite songs “Free In Love” – Heavens to Betsy
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.” 2 Corinthians 4: 8-11
“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you… for they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:19-21
“For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
—2 Corinthians 12:10
Matthew 5:10-12 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11″Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. 12″Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you”