Beloved in the Lord,
Another year closer to the coming of the King of kings. HALLELUJAH!
Receive the Blessings of God, in whatever form they may come. Be steadfast!
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake. Luke 21:12
K.P. Yohannan, the founder of Gospel for Asia says while persecution is increasing worldwide for Christians, he believes it will soon impact believers in America -- and says they need to get ready for it..... "There are warning signs," he exclaims. "God is telling us [that] we need to prepare our lives. And preachers going around saying that revival is coming, and everything is okay, and all these things? I think that people are [being] set up for huge disaster and denying their faith when they face problems. http://www.onenewsnow.com/
Over the years, we have seen persecution developing here in North America, since we emigrated from Europe in 1966.
After WW2 there were Revivals in Europe when TL Osborn, Billy Graham and other great servants of God held campaigns and open air meetings, where hundred of thousands gathered every night. Awesome miracles happened before our own eyes, lame walked, blind eyes were opened, and the sick were healed.
Indirectly through these Revivals my mentally ill sister was instantly healed.
In that period Revivals had come to Indonesia where people literally walked over the water to go to the islands to bring THE GOOD NEWS of the Gospel, and when even the dead were raised.
Powerful revivals have come to North America in the past, through the annointing of George Whitefield and Charles Finney, when whole cities were shaking by the Holy Spirit, and sinners tumbled over each other rushing to the "Altar".
Christians seem to have forgotten this and have become lukewarm and weakened in faith and endurance.
Especially in North America, many Christians like to see REVIVAL, because persecution "hurts". They are used to the soft cushioned pews, so why to sit on a wooden board! Many American people are spoiled and Christians have become couch potatoes. Many times over God has poured out His mighty blessings already, and now we believe that persecution is next.
Please, WAKE UP and find "Shelter" in Christ, as Noah did in the ark. The "flood" will surely come before the return of the Lord of lords. Leave the world behind and follow Jesus.
BE PREPARED, GET READY... CLEANSED... COMMITTED and FILLED, I pray.
REVIVAL HAS TO START WITHIN THE HEART, SOUL AND SPIRIT!
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Matthew 24:33
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. Amos 8:11-12
You don't know much about persecution going on? Just check out this site http://www.persecution.net/
Servant of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman