But you know that we are destined for such troubles. Even while we were with you, we warned you that troubles would soon come-and they did, as you well know. NLT
|What trouble is chasing you? Don't let it alarm you, and don't give up on God. Set your mind on Christ. Look at the heroes of faith who endured extreme hardships. If they did it, you and I can too!|
Recently, I had the honor of meeting and hearing Xianzhi ''Sarah'' Liu share her story. It enlightened my mind and enlivened my heart to the horrific persecution people are facing in the world today. She was beaten and imprisoned for six years in China. Sarah's Trail of Blood is a powerful dramatization of what happened to this courageous woman of God because of her faith in Jesus Christ. You'll be inspired by her story in this short video. (January 12, 2010) Watch Sarah's Trail of Blood
Jesus said, "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
2 Timothy 3:12
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
1 John 3:13
Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.