This year as we contemplate all of the blessings that the Lord has given us, I would like to just remind you of the awesome goodness of who Jesus is. As Christians, we rejoice that we have a real living God and King and we know that all who desire to truly live a godly life in Christ Jesus, will be persecuted. That's a promise in scripture that may not be a touchy feely promise, but honestly, it is a promise and we see it daily here on the blog.
One thing I have learned in my almost eight years of writing this blog and updating it daily, is that those who have been persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ are joyful and peaceful. This doesn't mean that they don't feel pain or sorrow, but it does mean that they realize they are receiving a gift from God, and in some cases, even the gift of martyrdom.
The scriptures discuss the martyrs and how God blesses the faithfulness of those who follow Him in persecution.
The scripture also reveals how the Lord is going to overcome all of those who have persecuted Him.
Revelation 17:14 says, "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
This is why we have hope in the midst of persecution, because we know God does not lie and we know that the Lamb of God will overcome.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!