Christian groups in various parts of the world face persecution and martyrdom everyday. While they die to themselves daily so that they may live for Christ daily, we in America face a different form of testing: a lukewarm church environment.
Some groups everyday face the question, “Will I deny Christ by the end of the day today, or will I stand before Him, face-to-face, and hear Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant?’,” while in America we might daily face the question, “Will I deny Christ little-by-little over a life-time of days, or will I stand before Him, face-to-face after another 14,000 or 15,000 days of life and hear Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’?”
The following link [click here] is a one-minute audio report from the month of July regarding the persecuted church. The news report is just the tip of the iceberg, but let it be a reminder to us of two things: (1) To pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ located in various countries and situations around the world, and (2) to fight the good fight of the faith in our own arena, the battle arena itself being a “lukewarm church environment.”
See you at the “Altar of Fresh Fire,” a fresh fire of devotion unto Christ in a lukewarm society! Let’s Fire-Up!