We live on the verge of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. We know from Scripture that global persecution is inevitable: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9, NKJV). The Lord warns us through prophecies and Scripture to pray for ourselves and our children in advance for such a time.
Although persecution is unavoidable, we can still protect ourselves, our families, churches and even geographical areas from strong attacks by the enemy. If the prayers are done in consistency and long before the events, then it is indeed possible to receive mercy and live under the protection of God, as it is written in the 91st Psalm.
Therefore, do not be afraid, pray in advance for strength and mercy for the days before us.
Tips: Include such petitions daily in your prayers; ask at your church prayer meetings to petition for the church and geographical area of choice (village, city, state, province, country).
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“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it”” (Luke 9:23-24, NKJV).
As we celebrate Passover (Easter), let’s analyze the meaning of Crucifixion from a different angle. Just as Jesus came to earth to live, suffer, and die for us; as His disciples we may experience tribulations. It is written that: “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day” (Luke 9:22, NKJV). Do not be surprised if your trials will take place at a church. The church is where many can be tested the most. In fact, I had a dream where I was persecuted by my local church’s sisters. While going through trials and persecution do not be afraid. Just as it was the perfect will of the Father for Jesus, it’s the perfect will of Christ to take us through necessary trials to purify us and make us precious as high quality gold. Jesus was glorified after undergoing the cross! We see such examples in lives of King David and Joseph. After passing their trials they were rewarded with a high position. The greater the calling the more intense testing to overcome.
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