The church has gone through multiple scenes of persecution in which many have cost their lives not to deny their faith, and the Bible encourages us on this subject, that we should not fear those who persecute us because of the gospel, well, if God is with us, who is against us? And this is a fact, Christ told us that we would go through persecutions and we should be prepared for it and never retreat.
Before Christ being crucified and departing to the kingdom of heaven, He left a series of recommendations for His disciples, and specifically in the book of Matthew chapter ten. He gave recommendations to His disciples and at the same time He predicted what would happen to them because of their faith in Him. Jesus told them that they would pass various trials, that they would be persecuted and hated by all, that they would be brought before governors for the sake of Christ, in short, to bear the name of Christ would have a high cost.
But in the midst of such tribulations we have a living hope, and is that that we serve the living God. Christ said to His disciples:
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Amen praise the Lord. This is a true saying we must live God and preach it on the house tops,thank you for saving me and thank you for your mercy and grace Lord always and forever. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Do not fear those who kill the body
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28
We, people of God by his grace and his love towards us before the World was created, have been blessed with spiritual blessings in Jesus Christ. He is the true light, which lights every man that comes into the world. John 1:9
Jesus is the true Light, and the Way. We are going by this Way to meet our Lord God who is in Heaven. He has bought us, he has taken us out of darkness to his marvellous light.
We believe in Jesus, who is the light of the World. If we follow him, we have light and become Children of Light. John 12:36
The children of God are called to be light, and we are Light in darkness if we live in Christ.
Jesus said: “You are the light of the World”. Light shines in the darkness.
If we shine in the darkness of this world, its rulers will fight against us. Unbelievers are people here who are mastered by principalities, by spiritual wickedness in high places. They attack the children of light, and they are allowed to grip and bring them, sometimes, in jail, to torture them at rack, to burn them at the stake, as happened by Spanish Inquisition, and in other parts of the World also.
Throughout history until now, children of God, Christians, have been persecuted, imprisoned, killed by rulers of darkness.
Then, the people of God must take the armour of God and FIGHT with the power of the Holy Spirit, close to Jesus, because without Him we can do nothing.
He says to us: “fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. “
We ought to fear the Lord God and let ourselves be carried by his hand, abandon ourselves to Him, knowing that we are like “the apple of his eye” – as if God was a man-.
He loves us and will sustain us in all events of our life.
We may think that on some occasions we are like vessels in the hand of a Potter, to be used for God’s glory. May it be yes and Amen.
May the Lord God make us always entrust to Him our duties.
Thank you for that encouraging message. God bless you.