Today’s Scripture and Thought
Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NKJV
There is a new holocaust. This time it’s Christians and anything to do with Christ. The enemy knows his time is short and he is using Islam and other groups to target us. ISIS and Boko Haram are making bold statements to Christians around the world, either you convert to Islam or you die. In Nigeria there are an estimated seven million Christians and Boko Harem has stated that it’s goal is to wipe Nigeria clear of them. Millions in Africa and the Middle East are fleeing for their lives. Christians are once again meeting in caves and under ground. Never has the Church seen the persecution that it seeing now. Millions are losing their homes, possessions and even lives for the sake of knowing Jesus.
Death cannot hurt those who know the Lord. Instead we are ushered into the presence of the Lord where there is no more tears or suffering. Those who have died in Christ no longer need our prayers. It is those that are left behind and facing the persecution that need our prayers.
Please take some time today and pray for your persecuted brothers and sisters. Pray for those who are persecuting them as well and forgive them. Many of them actually think they are doing the right thing by killing us. Pray God would open their eyes and they would come to know the Risen Christ.
Today’s Worship Songs
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1. I Surrender – Hillsong
2. Who Am I? – Casting Crowns
3. Keeper of My Heart – Kari Jobe
4. Hold Us Together – Matt Maher
5. Run to You – Third Day
6. Christ Be All Around Me – All Son’s & Daughters
7. How I Love You – Christy Nockels & Passion
God bless and keep you – Gerry Desjardins
Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Worshipper’s Space