“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, lie, and say all kinds of evil things about you because of me. Rejoice and be glad because you have a great reward in heaven! The prophets who lived before you were persecuted in these ways.”
The Church in America is under attack.
No longer content to simply divide and distract the believers from their mission, the devil is out to kill and destroy.
Fortunately, the evil one’s strategy is horribly flawed.
For to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Meaning, to the born again believer, death is freedom from this world of sin.
The war we fight is a spiritual battle.
And the war has already been won.
Jesus Christ conquered the grave and rendered death defeated.
We have nothing to fear except God Himself.
The world will continue to spiral into the depths of hell at an ever increasing pace.
Should this worry us?
Everything is happening according to plan.
We are the light of the world.
The Church must shine brighter as the world grows darker and more desperate.
The Lord is leading me into prison ministry.
He wants me in my local county jail.
Why is that?
Because they need Jesus.
God’s love is redemptive and transformative.
My co-workers are felons and frequent flyers at correctional facilities.
Yet, somehow, apprehended by the Spirit of God, their lives now look nothing like they did before.
I hear the story over and over again.
Guys finding Jesus while behind bars.
Now, they lead productive lives and are active in ministry in their local communities.
One life touched by God can change a family.
We are one family.
We are the household of God.
There are no denominations in Heaven.
There is no Greek or Jew, free or slave.
We are all united in Christ, bought by His blood.
Our brothers and sisters are His sons and daughters.
Let us carry the Gospel message of freedom and liberty and eternal life in Christ to the hurting, lost, broken and ashamed.
God will bind their wounds.
God will restore their souls.
God will set the captives free.
To God be the glory, forever and ever, amen.