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Persecuted or Pampered

Volume 42

April 2019

Number 4

Beloved:

The longer I live, the more I am convinced there are but two kinds of Churches: THE PERSECUTED and THE PAMPERED. Both THE LORD JESUS and THE NEW TESTAMENT have much to say about PERSECUTION. The Apostle Paul writes Timothy, his son in the Ministry, these words concerning Persecution: “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer Persecution” (II Timothy 3:12, KJV).

Year after year The Pampered Church has been asked to have a DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH. Once again we seem to have it BACKWARDS!! Several years ago a gentleman from the Ministry of UNDERGROUND EVANGELISM came to show a film on Sunday night at a church I was a member of at the time. The film showed CHRISTIANS meeting in secret, in a forest somewhere in the then Soviet Union. These BELIEVERS were being severely PERSECUTED for their FAITH IN CHRIST. 

At the conclusion of the film the gentleman closed his remarks with a question: “WILL YOU PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH?” Then he closed in prayer. When the man concluded his prayer and opened his eyes, I was standing in his face. I immediately said to him, “Sir can you get a message to the people you showed us in the film tonight?” He said he would try. I then said to him, “Would you ask the PERSECUTED CHURCH to PRAY FOR THE playing, pitiful, PAMPERED CHURCH?” 

OH BELOVED, we DESPERATELY need the prayers of the PERSECUTED! Can you imagine THE PAMPERED CHURCH who had RATHER Play than Pray, Feast than Fast, Workout than Worship, Get than Give, Compromise than Contend, Entertain than Evangelize, Sit than Stand, have Plays than Preaching, hear Songs than Sermons, be Popular than Powerful, have a Blast than be a Blessing, have Fun than Faith, Sleep than Weep, Wither than Witness, Ignore than Intercede!!! 

No dear ones, THE PAMPERED CHURCH WILL NOT intercede for THE PERSECUTED CHURCH for you see she CANNOT as she is simply TOO BUSY being TRENDY with Religious TRIVIA!!! GOD HELP US!!

Please KNOW that I THANK our Wonderful, Righteous, Holy, Sovereign GOD daily for YOU and YOURS. Thank YOU Beloved for being so FAITHFUL in YOUR support to this Ministry of REVIVAL. I love YOU dearly in our Lord Jesus. 

Now a word from HIS WORD: “But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled” (I Peter 3:14, KJV).

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