Thursday, November 19, 2015

If I Lose My Life for Jesus!

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When the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of everyone who had been killed for speaking God's message and telling about their faith.  They shouted, “Master, you are holy and faithful! How long will it be before you judge and punish the people of this earth who killed us?”   Then each of those who had been killed was given a white robe and told to rest for a little while. They had to wait until the complete number of the Lord's other servants and followers would be killed.

Revelation 6:9-11

There is one way to make sure that you do not become a martyr for Jesus.  That way is this: Never speak God's message and never tell about your faith. 

According to these verses sometimes telling others what God is saying and about your faith will result in your death!  The opposition to Jesus Christ is not just an intellectual disagreement.  Those who oppose Jesus, sometimes are willing to kill Christians.  If staying alive is the most important thing in your life, then you shouldn't speak the message of God and you must not tell of your own faith.  

But if you are committed to the spread of the Gospel throughout the world, you need to remember that you might have to give up your life as the result! 

If you, however are about your Father's business as Jesus Himself was you need not fear the Enemy.  Satan will cause you no harm unless God permits it!  And if God allows the Devil to strike a blow at you or even kill you, then He will also reward you for your faithfulness!

Set your heart and mind to the business of telling God's message and declaring your faith to everyone you meet.  Let God protect you from all who would do you harm or trust Him to receive you into His loving arms if you "lose your head" in the battle for righteousness!

"Lord Jesus, give me great boldness to proclaim God's message and the peace to know that You are with me always even if I lose my life in your service!  And may You, Lord Jesus be praised forever.  Amen."

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